Questions Answered by Erica

What is the best diet to lose weight fast?

22 Answers | Asked by Jason Davis 1486 days ago
Answered by Erica Ziel 1486 days ago
There is no such best or even good "diet" to lose weight. It's called eating with healthy lifestyle choices: lean meats/... read more

What should my cancellation policy be?

13 Answers | Asked by Patricia Long 1529 days ago
Answered by Erica Ziel 1486 days ago
I have a 24 hour cancellation policy but of course there are always exceptions. It's good to have something in place so ... read more

Are there any negatives to walking with hand weights?

6 Answers | Asked by Patricia Long 1529 days ago
Answered by Erica Ziel 1486 days ago
Agreed, potentially unneeded wear & tear on your shoulders & rotator cuff muscles. Spend a couple extra minutes in the ... read more

What are the best brands for machines?

11 Answers | Asked by Patricia Long 1529 days ago
Answered by Erica Ziel 1486 days ago
Octane makes the best ellipticals! read more

how important is strength training to weight loss and fitness?

30 Answers | Asked by Lauren Fraser 1517 days ago
Answered by Erica Ziel 1486 days ago
It's an absolute must! If you increase your muscle mass which you acquire through strength training you will be increasi... read more

What is the best type of exercise for someone with lower back pain?

14 Answers | Asked by Angela Cordoni 1517 days ago
Answered by Erica Ziel 1486 days ago
It can vary depending on what's causing your low back pain. In general for many it's due to week abs & tight lower back... read more

What are your specific recommendations for abdominal exercise for a prenatal woman in her first, second, third trimester?

11 Answers | Asked by Ashley Varol 1514 days ago
Answered by Erica Ziel 1486 days ago
Yes many doctors tell their patients to stop core work, I only agree to a point. 1st tri- can continue doing norma... read more

What are the best exercises to increase flexibility?

19 Answers | Asked by Patricia Long 1487 days ago
Answered by Erica Ziel 1486 days ago
Pilates! Great to actively recruit/strengthen muscles while also stretching/lengthening them. Almost ever exercise is st... read more

Where is the best place for trainers to purchase fitness equipment?

20 Answers | Asked by Leah Welchel 1512 days ago
Answered by Erica Ziel 1486 days ago
Idea fitness convention in LA of course! Fitness wholesale (www.fwonline.com) & stott Pilates for any Pilates equipment,... read more

Is it better to use free weights or machine weights?

39 Answers | Asked by Rob Gray 1487 days ago
Answered by Erica Ziel 1486 days ago
Free weights challenge more muscles & recruit more stabilizers than when using machine weights. read more