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Megan Senger

Murphy, NC 28906

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Is it safe to perform push ups on spin bike

17 Answers | Asked by Joy Desoto on Jan 02, 2012

Answered by Megan Senger on Feb 19, 2014

When I did my initial spin certification (17 years ago!) we were taught to do push ups on the bikes. I won't name the certification because they are one of the biggest ones around today and I am sure they no longer include push ups in the curricula. Back then, group cycling was very new, and we did ...

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Is hot yoga safe for people with lower back pain?

7 Answers | Asked by Lisa Coffee-Smith on Feb 07, 2014

Answered by Megan Senger on Feb 07, 2014

In general, yes. More specifically, this really depends on the client and situation. This question is difficult to fully answer without breaking it down more for clairty. For example, by "hot yoga" do you specifically mean the popular Bikram sequence that is often referred to by that name? Are yo...

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When training snow boarders, what are the most effective exercises for balance and core strength?

6 Answers | Asked by Matt Rinaldi on Jun 28, 2011

Answered by Megan Senger on Jul 19, 2011

I would argue for yoga, especially for styles that are principally standing postures (.e.g Bikram-esque). Postures like tree pose, dancers pose, standing forehead to knee, etc. Other benefits: -core stability improves -increased flexibility (which could only help should the athlete fall when s...

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I'm taking over a timeslot with a new class format....Any suggestions on how to "win" them over?

11 Answers | Asked by Rebecca Garity on Jul 13, 2011

Answered by Megan Senger on Jul 19, 2011

First, assume the participants are as excited and eager about the change as you are - this may in fact be so!

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How much should you work out and at what intensity when you are pregnant?

6 Answers | Asked by Laura Myers on Jul 13, 2011

Answered by Megan Senger on Jul 19, 2011

The best reference for this, hands down, is Exercising Through Your Pregnancy by James F. Clapp, MD. This compiles Clapp's research - some of the only up-to-date longer term studies done on actual pregnant exercising women (and not rats, for example.) I can't recommend this book enough, especially ...

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What are the top five lessons you've learned as a personal trainer?

35 Answers | Asked by Laura Myers on Jun 15, 2011

Answered by Megan Senger on Jun 29, 2011

Don't take on clients who can afford you or can't pay based on a reasonable schedule (at least, don't take them on and expect to be paid.) Specialize. Study business, sales and marketing with the same enthusiasm you study exercise. Leave time to work on your business as well as in your busi...

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How do you remain energized so you do not experience professional burn out?

49 Answers | Asked by Debi Cristiano on Jun 16, 2011

Answered by Megan Senger on Jun 29, 2011

By focussing on areas you feel truly passionate about - being a "jack of all trades" and all things to all people is not only bad business, it is exhausting!!! Focus gives you energy (and cash flow, which always helps me feel less burned out too!)

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If you could start over in the industry, what 2 things do you wish you'd have known then, that you know now?

12 Answers | Asked by Lisa Lorraine Taylor on Jun 28, 2011

Answered by Megan Senger on Jun 29, 2011

I wish I had known way back then how important non-exercise skills are to a successful PT (e.g. marketing, computer skills, sales, accounting, etc).

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I really like rice, but I know I shouldn't eat so many carbs. What is a good alternative?

8 Answers | Asked by Jason Davis on Jun 17, 2011

Answered by Megan Senger on Jun 27, 2011

Quinoa! good protein and very versatile, plus it's gluten-free

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I am a 200 hr. RYT and am looking for more training

4 Answers | Asked by Jane Weir on May 12, 2011

Answered by Megan Senger on Jun 27, 2011

A good book for further knowledge: "Yoga Anatomy" by Leslie Kaminoff The Yoga Journal website has a section for teacher resources as well http://www.yogajournal.com/for_teachers Plus IDEA offers streaming video for educational purposes at an affordable monthly price: http://www.ideafit.com...

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