Megan Merchant

Albuquerque, NM 87109-3215

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hey all one of my client is able to come only for 3 days in a week. so how can i reduce the weight fast for her

8 Answers | Asked by manigandan raja on Jul 17, 2013

Answered by Megan Merchant on Jul 17, 2013

Can you provide more information on your client, such as goals they would like to attain, food issues, work and family status, etc? These all influence the response to your question. Use your medical health history, initial assessments, and meeting feedback to sort and address your client's beha...

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I start working with a client who has Parkinson's disease? Any suggestions?

10 Answers | Asked by Alisa Meier on Jul 14, 2013

Answered by Megan Merchant on Jul 17, 2013

I agree with the above comments: work with their physician and inquire about incorporating music. Research studies have shown that memorable rhythms/music can bypass some the neurological symptoms of Parkinson's and when such specific music is played, patients become "neurologically-coordinated" ...

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I did not get my discount when I renewned for two years. How do I get credited for the extra payment?

3 Answers | Asked by Kathleen Bullock on Jul 17, 2013

Answered by Megan Merchant on Jul 17, 2013

Call the 1-800 number or click the "Live Chat" icons in the top right corner of the IDEA page and they will help you. My experience with IDEA customer service has always been fast and efficient.

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I am looking for a facility in Northern Virginia area to hold bootcamps. How are the fees typically structured for me to use?

1 Answer | Asked by Leslie LaPlace on Oct 16, 2012

Answered by Megan Merchant on Feb 14, 2013

I would contact Chris and Kara Mohr, http://www.mohrresults.com/about-us/. I just took their IDEA Online CEC course "Creating a Six Figure Bootcamp Experience" which included information on client gains and retention, but they may have excellent answers to your question. Let us know what you find o...

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What do I do with a client who refuses to conform to healthy eating?

24 Answers | Asked by Daniel Omokha on Nov 06, 2011

Answered by Megan Merchant on Jun 28, 2012

I agree with above #1, make it FUN! Start by making small changes in the things they enjoy. If it's pizza, reward a hard (but enjoyable) workout with a trip to a healthy pizzeria, a grocery store trip to buy healthy pizza items, or similar. I love this recipe site from ACE http://www.acefitness.o...

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How do you other trainers get clients to make small changes in eating habits?

13 Answers | Asked by Mac Dodds on Jun 27, 2012

Answered by Megan Merchant on Jun 28, 2012

1. Encourage awareness through writing/journaling intake. Tools that self monitor (pedometers, HR monitors, etc) give stronger feedback than words. 2. Increase hydration. Require a glass of water before and after each snack or meal. 3. Allow 10% discretionary calories for 90% good eating. This is ...

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Forward-thinking fitness pros: What are your business resolutions for 2012?

7 Answers | Asked by Ryan Halvorson on Oct 05, 2011

Answered by Megan Merchant on Jan 09, 2012

Great question; love all the comments above! An every-year priority: continuing education. I don't have as much time to work as I'd like, blessed with two little girls and motherhood, so I stay involved by keeping my brain and body current on fitness knowledge; the obesity epidemic and general popu...

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The word squeeze is used alot in the fitness world: What exactly does the word mean to you as a professional?

10 Answers | Asked by Sue D'Alonzo on Jan 06, 2012

Answered by Megan Merchant on Jan 09, 2012

If contract isn't reaching clients, try "tighten" (used in dance for gluts) or "hollow-out/scoop" (used in Pilates, C-sit for abs). I agree with the other comments, start with the correct term and then supplement with visual/linguistic cues; the client will know the difference and appreciate having ...

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