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Michelle Carlson

Baytown, TX 77521

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Do you offer free training / workshops / lectures to your community?

8 Answers | Asked by Austin Gregory Johns on Sep 08, 2011

Answered by Michelle Carlson on Sep 09, 2011

I offer free classes to our community regularly. I stick to what I am certified in and within my scope of practice. I do Intuitive Eating workshops, sports nutrition workshops, safe movement workshops, and childhood obesity workshops. I also offer my speaking services to our local City employees thr...

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What are 3 pieces of equipment I should have for a beginner/intermediate boot camp that is literally on the beach?

9 Answers | Asked by Whitney Cerullo on Jul 10, 2011

Answered by Michelle Carlson on Jul 11, 2011

Congratulations! This is so exciting and being on the beach opens up a world of opportunity. I've been running bootcamps on my own for about 6 years now and in all honesty my best ones have required no equipment. I'd have them bring a beach towel or mat (thought the towels actually clean easier in m...

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If you are training the pregnant population, what exercise programming approach do you utilize?

6 Answers | Asked by Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali on Jun 30, 2011

Answered by Michelle Carlson on Jul 06, 2011

I received my prenatal certification through NASM and tend to follow their exercise guidelines as they are very thorough throughout each trimester.

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What are the best snacks to eat during the day?

17 Answers | Asked by Patricia Long on Jun 09, 2011

Answered by Michelle Carlson on Jun 13, 2011

I have an awesome snack that incorporates you lean protein and carbs, and it's veggie full and yummy! My kids love it as it's a new spin on an old classic Celery stalks, washed and cut in 1/2 1 tablespoon natural peanut butter 1/4 cup non fat greek yogurt 1/2 scoop natural whey protein (vanilla ...

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Who offers the best Youth Specialist Certification training?

10 Answers | Asked by Jill Thompson on May 12, 2011

Answered by Michelle Carlson on Jun 06, 2011

Mine was through NASM and I found it to be very in depth. nasm.org

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When do you do your own workouts, and how do you fit them in around clients?

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

Answered by Michelle Carlson on Jun 06, 2011

I'm an early bird! I work out 5 days per week, early morning, then attend to the to do list for the day. If something comes up, I do what I tell my clients and fit the workout in somewhere!

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How do you handle clients who set unrealistic goals?

15 Answers | Asked by Adrienne Vose with Move More Fitness, LLC on Jun 02, 2011

Answered by Michelle Carlson on Jun 06, 2011

That's a tough one, but doable. Help them with goal setting techniques by sitting down with them and writing on paper different goals and techniques to reach these goals (I have handouts on goal setting that I use with my clients). Break down goals into time zones, starting with 1 year, to 6 months...

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How do I design a 52 week training program?

9 Answers | Asked by Kimberley Burgess-Sokolan on May 28, 2011

Answered by Michelle Carlson on Jun 06, 2011

I think the best space for what you're looking for is http://www.bodybuilding.com Sign up is free and you can create your profile, track your progress and connect with others that are like minded in the fitness world

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Does cardio count as a "workout day" or just days that I am weight lifting?

15 Answers | Asked by Gus Aguirre on Jun 05, 2011

Answered by Michelle Carlson on Jun 06, 2011

Creatine is designed to deliver more "pump" to the muscle thereby increasing muscular endurance. Take the recommended dosage on weight training days with some amino acids and then just amino acids on cardio days. Make sure you schedule active recovery days so the muscles can repair and grow.

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