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Michael Siler

Austin, TX 78756-3753

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Which is more valuable a Bachelor's degree or specialized certifications?

15 Answers | Asked by Patricia Slauson-Marcussen on Apr 08, 2013

Answered by Michael Siler on Apr 08, 2013

I completely agree with Susan. A four year degree can provide you with such a wealth of information and enriching opportunities I find it hard to argue against. Plus, talk about a fantastic way to build up your professional network! This isn't to say that numerous certifications wouldn't also he...

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Total body training two days in a row?

16 Answers | Asked by Patricia LoPiccolo on Apr 08, 2013

Answered by Michael Siler on Apr 08, 2013

Thank you for being so specific with the details regarding your main question! I'd say the plan you laid out for the goals you have sounds good. I don't get the impression that it's unsafe or that you'll get especially "big" as a result of it. It's good to know you prioritize your safety, though!...

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I am looking for an intership in America, does somebody know where I can look?

7 Answers | Asked by sander.kamphuis@gmail.com Kamphuis on Apr 07, 2013

Answered by Michael Siler on Apr 08, 2013

Great suggestions from the other responses. Especially with regards to making sure you're up to date on the current regulations/restrictions for entering/interning/working in the US. In the meantime, where in the US would you like to have your internship take place? Do you have a general region i...

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What can I do for mid back pain that I get from running?

11 Answers | Asked by Riley Stone on Apr 06, 2013

Answered by Michael Siler on Apr 08, 2013

Many of the responses bring to light some great points. The cause of your back pain could stem from a wide range of possibilities that definitely include: -Muscle imbalances: aka muscles that are weak vs. muscles that are tight -The shoes you're wearing (or not wearing) and how they help or hi...

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What does the Listing Impressions under the stats summary on my FitnessConnect page mean?

9 Answers | Asked by David Hannan on Apr 06, 2013

Answered by Michael Siler on Apr 06, 2013

My guess would be that it's the number of times your listing on IDEA FitnessConnect was seen by someone searching for "Fitness Instructor" or "Personal Trainer" in your city or zip code. This is different from your "Profile Views" which, from my understanding, means the number of times people have a...

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Fellow trainers: Does anyone have favorite running programs they'd recommend for basic 5 & 10K prep for young, fit client?

7 Answers | Asked by Susan Silver on Apr 03, 2013

Answered by Michael Siler on Apr 06, 2013

In all honesty, I can't say that I have a "favorite running program." I do, however, support the idea of taking sample programs from reputable sources and tweaking them to make them more appropriate for a specific client. This takes a bit longer but helps me avoid the pitfalls of cookie-cutter p...

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necessary Equipments For Indoor & Group fitness Boot Camp?

9 Answers | Asked by nitin sahni on Apr 05, 2013

Answered by Michael Siler on Apr 05, 2013

I definitely encourage you to consider the questions Harris raised. Also, is there a particular age group you're looking to attract for your fitness classes? From the boot camps/group fitness classes I've organized and instructed in the past, I found the following list of props to be the one's I'...

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Is there a training program for swimmers

8 Answers | Asked by Allie Maples on Apr 03, 2013

Answered by Michael Siler on Apr 03, 2013

Below you'll find the answer I gave to a very similar question here on IDEA just a few months ago. I hope this helps: 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...

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Who offers the best CPR/AED training?

16 Answers | Asked by Gigi Gould on Apr 01, 2013

Answered by Michael Siler on Apr 03, 2013

Do the places you train clients require that your certification come from a national organization? (i.e. AHA or RC) If not, I'd encourage you to focus more on who's instructing the class rather than just what's being taught - especially if you're re-certifying. Similar to what others have said, h...

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Looking for a Cardio Kickboxing instructor in North Jersey.

4 Answers | Asked by Tarek Alnatur on Apr 02, 2013

Answered by Michael Siler on Apr 03, 2013

Glad to hear you're having such success! Have you considered using IDEA's Fitness Connect? You'd likely be able to find reputable instructors in your area and could reach out to the ones that interested you. If you haven't used it yet, here's what I would do: 1. Click on the "Fitness Conn...

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