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Michael Siler

Austin, TX 78756-3753

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Where are the list of the free CEU's? I only found paid courses.

5 Answers | Asked by Candice Kiefer on Jan 23, 2013

Answered by Michael Siler on Jan 23, 2013

Are the free CEUs the ones offered by IDEA for signing up or renewing a membership with them? If so, I had a similar issue several months ago. I clicked on a link provided by IDEA for free CEUs but then tried to search beyond the options immediately presented to me. This was a mistake. After lots...

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I'm planning on going on Maternity leave with my first child in May. What have others done in regards to covering clients?

6 Answers | Asked by Jessica Barragan on Jan 22, 2013

Answered by Michael Siler on Jan 23, 2013

Although I've never been in your situation for obvious reasons, I do have a few thoughts to share with you. It’s great to see you’re planning well in advance. You clearly care enough about your clients that you want them to be well taken care of in your absence. If I was in your posi...

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Motivating vs. Lecturing

11 Answers | Asked by Caitlin Summers on Jan 21, 2013

Answered by Michael Siler on Jan 22, 2013

First off, I definitely wouldn't say that you're "doing something wrong." It's clear that you genuinely care about your clients and that's one of the best traits a trainer can have! What's also clear (from my understanding of your situation) is that something could be added to your approach for help...

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Which social medoa outlet (facebook/twitter/pinterest) gives the highest marketability and brand recognition?

5 Answers | Asked by Ron Benamor on Jan 21, 2013

Answered by Michael Siler on Jan 21, 2013

That's a great question, Ron! So great, in fact, that I feel it's hard to give a definitive answer. However, I do agree with Jason that "it is important to have a prescence on all 3 networks." Rather than focus all of your attention on one social media outlet, have you considered using each one i...

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I train groups of 8 senior clients all with individual workouts. Is there software for iPad, iphone to manage these sessions?

4 Answers | Asked by Joni Siekawitch on Jan 19, 2013

Answered by Michael Siler on Jan 20, 2013

First off, Grace’s app recommendation is an excellent place to start in my opinion. There’s even a free version of it which is great if you want to try it before you pay the full price of $14.99. Also, there seems to have been numerous updates to improve the app since it was first releas...

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Anyone have ideas for client incentive ideas to be used for group training?

8 Answers | Asked by Pete Lyons on Jan 13, 2013

Answered by Michael Siler on Jan 18, 2013

If your goal is to have your current client base help your business grow, you might want to consider a few things first: - Have you set a budget for this part of your marketing strategy? - How much of a discount or how many free sessions can you afford to give current clients for referring you...

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Does anyone have any recommendations for "must-reads" with respect to fitness and/or nutrition? Thanks!

13 Answers | Asked by Leslie LaPlace on Jan 17, 2013

Answered by Michael Siler on Jan 17, 2013

Great recommendations, Karin! I, too, really enjoy reading Pollan’s work given how practical his approach is to eating and nutrition. I’d have to say that my favorite book of his is ‘Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual.’ There are TONS of simple and useful tips that can help impr...

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Ok - I did it...newly desinged website now available! What do you think?!

8 Answers | Asked by Lawrence with Gym Insight on Jan 15, 2013

Answered by Michael Siler on Jan 16, 2013

Although I didn't look at your website prior to this update, I can say that the current version looks very sharp. I especially like the simplicity of it, great job! I feel that the images you chose for underneath “Who Are You” represent your three target markets well. I will say, how...

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Do you really believe in the word DIET? Or do you eat healthy in general because you know what to eat and what not to eat?

10 Answers | Asked by Sergio Armenta on Aug 01, 2011

Answered by Michael Siler on Aug 02, 2011

Although getting in your daily dose of physical activity is great, what you choose to eat during the day is just as important (sometimes more). Just as one should see exercise as a part of their lifestyle, they should also view healthy eating as a valuable component of the way they live. Additionall...

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What questions should I ask during a personal trainer interview?

17 Answers | Asked by Kristen LeBrun on Aug 02, 2011

Answered by Michael Siler on Aug 02, 2011

Below you'll find some useful questions to ask the trainer before you hire him/her: Is the personal trainer certified by a national organization (i.e. American Council on Exercise, American College of Sports Medicine, National Academy of Sports Medicine, etc.)? What type of people has the pe...

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