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Michael Siler

Austin, TX 78756

Questions Answered by Michael Siler

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Is NASM CPT textbook required for NASM FNS?

4 Answers | Asked by Andrew Halligan on Feb 11, 2013

Answered by Michael Siler on Feb 12, 2013

Excellnt choice for how you'd like to earn your ACE CEU's! I've heard good things about NASM's FNS course/certification from a friend of mine who's also a trainer. Unless there's some reason you'd like to have the NASM CPT textbook in your library, I'm on board with the other responses - you real...

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Does anyone know if ECA is refunding the registrations if you couldn't go to the event this weekend, due to the storm?

3 Answers | Asked by M K on Feb 11, 2013

Answered by Michael Siler on Feb 12, 2013

I'd have to agree with Bryant and Michael despite how unfortunate that truth may be. It would still probably be in your best interest to give them a call at 1-800-ECA-EXPO (taken from the event's website) to see if your circumstance might qualify for at least a partial refund. I'll keep my finge...

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What kind of dual cable cross machine should I purchase for my fitness studio?

9 Answers | Asked by Jessica Daly on Feb 11, 2013

Answered by Michael Siler on Feb 11, 2013

I'm a huge fan of FreeMotion cable machines, too! Travis is right, they're some of the most versatile machines on the market (in my opinion). The studio I train out of has what I believe to be an older version of the "light commercial" model you're asking about. I just searched for "FreeMotion l...

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Business name for Woman only personal Trainer

7 Answers | Asked by Naomi O'Connell on Feb 11, 2013

Answered by Michael Siler on Feb 11, 2013

Talk about unfortunate timing! I’m sorry to hear someone else claimed it before you could. I have to agree with you that “FitFem” doesn’t quite roll off the tongue as easily as “FemFit.” Although there’s the possibility of it growing on you in time, what...

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I'm looking to lose about 130 pounds for free (no joining expensive programs) without having to have surgery - suggestions?

19 Answers | Asked by Valerie Brooks on Feb 09, 2013

Answered by Michael Siler on Feb 09, 2013

First off, congratulations for taking the first steps towards reaching your goals by seeking out advice on how to start! I’ve got a few recommendations that will hopefully help you get started on the path to healthier living. You can find them below: 1) If you have an iPhone/other smartp...

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I am having problems with military presses and lateral raises. What muscles are at fault?

10 Answers | Asked by Orlando HARDING on Feb 09, 2013

Answered by Michael Siler on Feb 09, 2013

I'm with Michael and Natalie - could you please clarify what you mean by "problems?" Not being able to "progress" in the amount of weight lifted for those exercises is one thing, but "pain" felt during those exercises is quite another. I hope you're able to provide us with additional details. Th...

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pain in upper trapezius

10 Answers | Asked by Chad Johnson on Feb 08, 2013

Answered by Michael Siler on Feb 08, 2013

I'm so sorry to hear you're in such constant pain! However, I like that you're seeking solutions outside of prescription pain meds. My first question would be what type of "therapy" have you tried? Also, could you go into a bit more detail regarding the following questions: -What repetitive mo...

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Best Swimming Exercises

8 Answers | Asked by Eunice Gates on Feb 06, 2013

Answered by Michael Siler on Feb 07, 2013

Hey Eunice, So I'll be honest, I reached out to my massage therapist (Liz Long of Prosperity Body Work) to help me answer your question. Although I've swam my fair share of laps in the pool, she has an extensive background in the sport. Her history includes 8 years of competitive US Swimming; 6 y...

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What would entice you to like a Facebook page?

12 Answers | Asked by Ron Benamor on Feb 06, 2013

Answered by Michael Siler on Feb 07, 2013

Awesome answer, Julie! I think the three words you chose (entertainment, empowerment, & education) just about perfectly sum up what an alluring Facebook page looks like to me. In the end, it all comes down to the level of value the page presents itself as having. Also, I have to get the feeling ...

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Who else enjoys reading the IDEA Member Spotlight?

9 Answers | Asked by NatalieSmith NAPS 2 B Fit on Feb 04, 2013

Answered by Michael Siler on Feb 06, 2013

It's usually one of the first sections of the journal that I flip through the pages looking for. I enjoy reading how diverse the fitness/wellness industry is as evidenced by each person's unique story.

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