Heike Yates

Silver Spring, MD 20910-2707

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diastasis recti

4 Answers | Asked by Howard Nelson on Dec 28, 2015

Answered by Heike Yates on Dec 28, 2015

Howard, I would like to answer your question but I need more details. What do you want to correct? Medical clearance? When was the last pregnancy? etc. Give me more details please. Heike Yates www.heylifetraining.com

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I had TRAM flap surgery and have lymphedema in my left arm. This considerably limits the exercises I can perform. Thoughts?

6 Answers | Asked by Eva Anderson on Dec 28, 2015

Answered by Heike Yates on Dec 28, 2015

My clients with similar surgeries benefit great from Pilates. It is gentle and provides the core work, as well as flexibility they need. Initially we work on range of movement without pain with very light resistance. Core work is mostly isometrics, incorporating lots of deep breathing. Once ...

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Has anyone ever fired a difficult client and had them threaten to defame?

9 Answers | Asked by Lena Ryman on Sep 25, 2015

Answered by Heike Yates on Oct 07, 2015

No, they usually fired themselves if things did not go the way they thought it would or should in their point of view. Very stressful and potentially hurtful for your business. As others have mentioned as well, you have been in business for a long time and had not complaints to speak of. I would ...

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Are meal replacement programs, like Isagenix, safe to use?

8 Answers | Asked by Julie Cummins on May 20, 2015

Answered by Heike Yates on May 20, 2015

Julie, are they asking you to sell it to your clients? Is this part of your income to sell this product? or is it ok to know about the product in question and not push it onto your clients? Many questions to ask to make a clear decision. As a PN certified nutrition coach, I can only agree wit...

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Do you carb load before an event? If so, what's your strategy as far as timing and/or types of carbs (examples of foods)?

3 Answers | Asked by Patty Hartong on Apr 04, 2015

Answered by Heike Yates on Apr 05, 2015

Patty, your client has very specific athletic nutritional needs for her training. As an endurance athlete myself, I don't carb load but keep my diet balanced throughout my training cycle. With that said, I do apply food timing and cycling into my training. I am a PN Nutrition certified coach and...

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I have a new client who has had TRAM flap surgery

6 Answers | Asked by Stephanie Allin on Oct 18, 2012

Answered by Heike Yates on Jan 30, 2015

Stephanie, this surgery is very invasive and it is true that some procedures cut the abdominal muscle others don't. Here is a link for you: http://www.breastcancer.org/treatment/surgery/reconstruction/types/autol... As I am not sure what happened to your client but have worked with women that ...

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Have a new client who will be having reverse shoulder replacement surgery.

4 Answers | Asked by eileen bochsler on Jan 24, 2015

Answered by Heike Yates on Jan 30, 2015

I am assuming you mean reverse shoulder surgery. It will take about 6-8 weeks for her/him to be back to training after physical therapy. Given the doctors recommendation, proceed slowly with traditional shoulder strengthening exercises. My client 76, has been through that surgery after tearing 2 ...

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What are your favorite exercises for the "lower body"?

23 Answers | Asked by Jennifer Scrofini on Jun 11, 2011

Answered by Heike Yates on Jan 30, 2015

Lunge series on the Pilates Reformer and Russian Lunges. Heike Yates www.HEYlifetraining.com

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What is your favorite core exercise?

31 Answers | Asked by Monica Foster on Nov 01, 2011

Answered by Heike Yates on Jan 30, 2015

Working with the Stability ball and Pilates (various exercises) Heike Yates www.HEYlifetraining.com

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what are the exercises for the front abs when they have seperated down the middle during prenancy to bring them back together?

3 Answers | Asked by Martha Bullock on Jan 29, 2015

Answered by Heike Yates on Jan 30, 2015

Martha, it is Diastasis Recti, and as previously mentioned a weakening of the fascia. May be cause by a large baby, or weak fascia to begin with. There are many ways to get your abs back in shape and from my experience the fascia will not change much after being stretched. Giving you exercises...

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