Michael Siler

Austin, TX 78756

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I'm looking for an easy, inexpensive class and client scheduler, that will keep track of packages. Mindbody seems too much.

3 Answers | Asked by Becky MacGregor on Sep 11, 2013

Answered by Michael Siler on Sep 12, 2013

Thank you for clarifying what you want. Perhaps this would be more along the lines of something that would work for your business: - http://www.gyminsight.com/independent-trainer.html If this is something you'd like to know more about, there's a member named "Lawrence with Gym Insight" here on I...

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What are the best fitness assessments for older overweight adults?

9 Answers | Asked by Evelyn Sinclair on Sep 12, 2013

Answered by Michael Siler on Sep 12, 2013

Great question, Evelyn! To help me with my response, would you mind answering the following questions for me: -What do you want to specifically assess? (i.e. cardiovascular health/aerobic capacity, muscle strength/endurance, muscle imbalances, etc.) -What types (if any) of assessments have you p...

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I'm looking for an easy, inexpensive class and client scheduler, that will keep track of packages. Mindbody seems too much.

3 Answers | Asked by Becky MacGregor on Sep 11, 2013

Answered by Michael Siler on Sep 11, 2013

Have you considered creating one (or several) spreadsheets to track your clients/groups using Microsoft's new version of Excel? This updated version is a part of their Office 365 bundle which can grant you access to your documents from virtually anywhere you have the internet. There might even be tr...

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what are some good circuits for weight loss clients

5 Answers | Asked by Michael Rogers on Sep 06, 2013

Answered by Michael Siler on Sep 11, 2013

Here are three example circuits I've had weight loss/body fat reduction focused clients complete. Feel free to let me know if you have any questions and/or concerns about anything I've provided below. I hope you and your clients enjoy! >EXAMPLE CIRCUIT A< Round 1 – 50 secs each exercise Roun...

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Chronic tight Piriformis

6 Answers | Asked by patricia provencher on Sep 10, 2013

Answered by Michael Siler on Sep 11, 2013

Great responses from both Natalie and Karin. They bring up great points regarding the topic of movement compensations. Some of my clients who have struggled with plantar fasciitis and/or piriformis problems have gotten relief through a soft tissue treatment known as ART (Active Release Technique...

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What is required to add Zumba to my Water Fitness classes?

2 Answers | Asked by Rosalyn Wilson on Sep 06, 2013

Answered by Michael Siler on Sep 10, 2013

To add to Natalie's response, here's a direct link to Zumba's FAQ page. It addresses common questions related to Zumba Instructor Trainings: - http://www.zumba.com/en-US/support/faq#instructor-training-question-4 I noticed that you're listed as living in Ohio on your IDEA FitnessConnect profile....

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Can I get certifcation specifically for Zumba toning only and not have to get any other certs beforehabd?

3 Answers | Asked by Christine Corpion on Sep 10, 2013

Answered by Michael Siler on Sep 10, 2013

To add to Kai's response, here's another link that goes into the specifics regarding how to become a Zumba instructor and if there are any prerequisites: - http://www.zumba.com/en-US/support/faq#instructor-training-question-4 In short, this quote from the link above does a good job of answering...

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What is the cost and content of the Senior Fitness Certification?

2 Answers | Asked by Deborah Fallon on Sep 10, 2013

Answered by Michael Siler on Sep 10, 2013

Although I'm not sure which specific "site" you're referring to, perhaps this link from ISSA's website has the information you're looking for: - http://www.issaonline.edu/certification/senior-fitness-certification/ If you look at the column on the left, you'll see that the certification costs ei...

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Anyone looking for an interesting podcast related to the health and fitness industry?

2 Answers | Asked by Ron Benamor on Sep 06, 2013

Answered by Michael Siler on Sep 09, 2013

Thanks for the info, Ron! I appreciate you sharing this as it can often be quite difficult to find new podcasts amongst the sea of options already available. I'm curious, who are some of the people you have lined up to interview?

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trx class

4 Answers | Asked by alireza oraei on Sep 08, 2013

Answered by Michael Siler on Sep 09, 2013

Christine brings some great ideas to the table for your class. I love using the TRX for many of the same reasons she’s in support of it. To build upon her response, perhaps you could incorporate in another exercise prop once participants are familiar with using the TRX by itself. Some exam...

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