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Heike Yates

Silver Spring, MD 20910-2707

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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

4 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"?

22 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?

28 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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How Can Trainers Transition From Land To Aquatic Personal Training?

12 Answers | Asked by Sandy Todd Webster on Apr 27, 2011

Answered by Heike Yates on Jan 07, 2015

I do both, land and water based training. I had wonderful mentors in my past, that helped me understand how different the water effects training and application of training. I highly recommend water specific certifications. As for myself, I choose AAA, water arthritis, and deep water exercise, a...

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In training for a triathlon what is the best way to improve back strength so that the transition from bike to swim is smoother?

10 Answers | Asked by Kimberly Johnson on Jun 14, 2011

Answered by Heike Yates on Jan 07, 2015

I recommend to practice your transitions, as you seem new to Tri's. Pilates, TRX, planks all great ways to strengthen but don't forget flexibility, as mentioned before. You mentioned, that you are new to swimming. Have your swim coach look at your technique as well. Good luck Heike Yates w...

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What is the best exercise to help clients with restless leg syndrome?

3 Answers | Asked by Kathleen Burlage on Oct 23, 2014

Answered by Heike Yates on Oct 29, 2014

The person you work with should see a doctor first to figure out what causes their RLS (fibromyalgia has RLS as a side effect). Once any underlying condition is ruled out, have them move. RLS runs in my family and we do lots of cardio to help offset this condition. Heike Yates www.heylifetr...

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