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Debbie Russell

Shelton, CT 06484

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Suggestions on workouts Seniors can do at home?

10 Answers | Asked by Missy Reece on May 21, 2014

Answered by Debbie Russell on May 22, 2014

You may want to check out some of the articles regarding training the senior client that are available here on the IDEA site - I found them very helpful! http://www.ideafit.com/fitness-library/understanding-the-senior-client

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how to train women in menopause or post menopause for weight loss? client is having a difficult time losing the weight

7 Answers | Asked by Chris Graham on May 22, 2013

Answered by Debbie Russell on May 23, 2013

As a post menopausal woman myself, I know the benefits of weight training first hand. Strength training can provide up to a 15% increase in metabolic rate, which is enormously helpful for weight loss and long-term weight control. Also since post-menopausal women can lose 1-2% of their bone mass ann...

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I want to buy a Tabata timer for use in the college classes I teach. Does anyone have a reccommendation?

8 Answers | Asked by Pamela Aho on May 15, 2013

Answered by Debbie Russell on May 23, 2013

Found another app! Sometimes you may require more than 2 intervals per round. For that You can use a free app (I have an android phone) called 'A HIIT Interval Timer'. It allows you to set up mutliple intervals per round and also save certain interval timings so you can call them up again easily ne...

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I want to get a nutritional certification but how/where do I start, I want to LEARN

9 Answers | Asked by Michelle Mills on May 21, 2013

Answered by Debbie Russell on May 21, 2013

IDEA is offering a certificate program in Nutrition. Nutrition Essentials Certificate (6 CECs) •Learn the essentials of nutrition to help clients get better results •Taught by IDEA's elite experts •Includes 2 bonus streaming videos •Verified on IDEA FitnessConnect http://www.ideaf...

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I want to buy a Tabata timer for use in the college classes I teach. Does anyone have a reccommendation?

8 Answers | Asked by Pamela Aho on May 15, 2013

Answered by Debbie Russell on May 21, 2013

I have to agree with using the Gym Boss. I just set it and it repeats for the desired amount of rounds and I like the ability to be able to shut it off to transition between the rounds as I see fit. I also use Tabata soundtracks for my kickboxing classes. Many of the online fitness music sites n...

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I would like your opinions of the 17 Day Diet (http://www.the17daydiet.com/)

9 Answers | Asked by Debbie Russell on Aug 10, 2011

Answered by Debbie Russell on May 23, 2012

Well, I finished reading the book since I posted this. True the evidence is lacking to substantiate Dr. Moreno’s theory of "tricking" the metabolism to burn fat, but the principles of this diet are really the foundation of a good nutritional plan: Cut calories; eat healthy foods; limit sug...

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At age 56, I realize this is the industry I need to be in - always did know that, but I now have a calling. Where do I begin?

8 Answers | Asked by Carole Rossman on May 17, 2012

Answered by Debbie Russell on May 23, 2012

I just want to add that it is possible and never too late to change careers! I did it at 50! I think once I realized that I was going to be 50 and unhappy sitting at a desk job all day, I decided to pursue my love of fitness. I've always worked out! Jane Fonda was my idol back in hte 80's when...

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What is the best way to lose weight cardio or resistance?

15 Answers | Asked by TOMMY MIMS on May 22, 2012

Answered by Debbie Russell on May 23, 2012

As a trainer yourself Tommy, I am sure you get asked this question all the time! When I get asked I simply answer that by saying BOTH! Weight loss is most effectively achieved through a combination of BOTH cardiovascular exercise (i.e., treadmill, biking, swimming) and strength training. My...

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'Weigh In': Suspension Training

15 Answers | Asked by Bill Taylor on Apr 27, 2012

Answered by Debbie Russell on May 09, 2012

I've been using the TRX for a few years now. I was using it for personally before getting certified and offering it when personal training at the corporate wellness center where I am employed. As a martial artist I use it for my core & flexibility training. I also used it for my own physica...

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