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Nancy Plaksin

Miami, FL 33186

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What type of exercise is most effective for weight loss - strength training or cardio?

28 Answers | Asked by Shelly Hernandez on Jun 15, 2011

Answered by Nancy Plaksin on Jun 17, 2011

If it's the weight they want to decrease (they want to see a smaller number on the scale) i think cardio training (especially interval) is the more immediate response. But for the longer term, i believe strength training combined with cardio is more effective!

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What's the most effective way for tall, skinny, active guys to gain muscle mass?

10 Answers | Asked by Sandra Possing on Jun 17, 2011

Answered by Nancy Plaksin on Jun 17, 2011

Basically, they need to lift heavy weight about 8-10 reps max per set, about 3 sets per exercise. Make sure they are resting enough, to let the muscle recover and grow..and make sure they are eating enough, especially protein, and eating clean about every 3 hours.

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My pilates studio is about to do a Groupon. Has your studio done it, and is it worth it?

14 Answers | Asked by Jennifer Montgomery on May 15, 2011

Answered by Nancy Plaksin on Jun 16, 2011

We did Living Social. We got a pretty good response. You just have to figure out a way to keep the clients after they buy the deal.

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Studio owners: what is the most important piece of advice you would give to someone considering opening their own studio?

16 Answers | Asked by Jacquelyn Melear on Jun 10, 2011

Answered by Nancy Plaksin on Jun 16, 2011

Make sure you open your studio in a good location where there is a demand for PT and people can afford it. Offer unique programs, and give good value for people's money.

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What do you suggest is the best way for me to go about finding other personal trainers interested in renting my space to train?

10 Answers | Asked by SWEAT Club on Jun 16, 2011

Answered by Nancy Plaksin on Jun 16, 2011

Hi, I also have a studio that i rent out to trainers. They also have their own key and access code, plus i have security cameras. I can view the studio from home when I want. The existing trainers have been the best source for me to find other trainers. I also went to the PT certifying companies and...

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