Questions Answered by Janet

Are planks (or any otherabdominal exercise) contraindicated for rectus diastasis?

1 Answer | Asked by Susan Gallas 290 days ago
Answered by Janet Weller 289 days ago
When I worked more with postpartum women I had them focus on the drawing in and stabilizing before adding any movements... read more

Was IDEA fitness convention founded and controled by the people of ACE?

4 Answers | Asked by Nicole Dobernig 787 days ago
Answered by Janet Weller 787 days ago
They used to be one organization, then they spun off in two different directions. ACE certifies trainers and instructors... read more

I am just curious as to why pilates encourage/force such cervical flexion.

7 Answers | Asked by Shari Kalkstein 1164 days ago
Answered by Janet Weller 1162 days ago
Many Pilates organizations are addressing this. Their take is that if Joseph Pilates were alive he would be limiting th... read more

What is your opinion on Les Mills Body Pump?

8 Answers | Asked by Nancy Triscuit 1197 days ago
Answered by Janet Weller 1196 days ago
I have attended Les Mills Body Pump at a NYC gym, and at fitness conventions. The classes I have seen have paid little ... read more

How many of you know what a Bulgarian Split Squat is..or have done one?

11 Answers | Asked by Dorine Campo 1218 days ago
Answered by Janet Weller 1218 days ago
This is simply a stationary lunge (legs hip width, one leg in front, one in back) done with the back leg in an elevated ... read more

Is dynamic or ballistic stretching safe? If so, why? if not, why not?

Answered by Janet Weller 1218 days ago
Are we using the term dynamic stretching differently Chris? I agree with Joanne, and thought of dynamic st... read more


17 Answers | Asked by Michael Saiz 1220 days ago
Answered by Janet Weller 1220 days ago
People wear weight lifting belts to support the back by increasing intra abdominal pressure during maximal lifts ... read more

Does jumping in a cardio workout help build bone density in older adults?

12 Answers | Asked by Janice Johnson 1263 days ago
Answered by Janet Weller 1263 days ago
Anything that puts stress on the bone can help build bone density. That said, it is very hard for older adults to actua... read more