NatalieSmith NAPS 2 B Fit

Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972

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I raised my step from 1 riser to 2 but now my lower back hurts. Will this go away, or is my step just too high? I am 5'2".

8 Answers | Asked by Dana Shepherd on Jun 10, 2015

Answered by NatalieSmith NAPS 2 B Fit on Jun 13, 2015

Hello Dana Shepherd, I agree that proper form is a must; be sure your back is neutral. Also, try stretching the hip flexors as step works this area which may pull things out of balance. I also would go back to the lower height until you feel pain free. Then start your session with the low riser, us...

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How long does it take for muscle atrophy to set in after a break in schedule?

3 Answers | Asked by Grace Swartz on Jun 10, 2015

Answered by NatalieSmith NAPS 2 B Fit on Jun 13, 2015

Hello Grace Swartz, Muscles start to atrophy after 48 hours without eustress. Take care, Natalie aka NAPS 2 B Fit.

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What would you do with a client that Binge Eats or has an Eating Disorder ?

6 Answers | Asked by Dawn Baker on Jun 10, 2015

Answered by NatalieSmith NAPS 2 B Fit on Jun 13, 2015

Hello Dawn Baker, Yes, this is tricky; we help as a trainer and refer to others when necessary. There is a fine line to draw; but, not cross. I believe working with you is helping her to a point; since, you got the conversation going through the great rapport you must have. See if you can't try to...

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creating a weight training program for someone with knee problems

6 Answers | Asked by Michelle Volpe on Jun 11, 2015

Answered by NatalieSmith NAPS 2 B Fit on Jun 13, 2015

Hello Michelle Volpe, How can we argue with a former athlete who has personal experience? Doing double the posterior work and single leg exercise is a good protocol to follow. I also incorporate reverse knee extension with tubing. Please start out slowly and stay in the client's comfort ROM to prev...

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What are the best exercises to heal a torn labrum?

9 Answers | Asked by Grace Swartz on Jun 11, 2015

Answered by NatalieSmith NAPS 2 B Fit on Jun 13, 2015

Hello Grace Swartz, I would also refer this person to a physical therapist and doctor. Ask the client to bring pictures home; because, the client may forget everything they were doing or communicate things differently. That way you will be able to carefully help them continue the healing process af...

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What is maximal voluntary muscle fatigue

4 Answers | Asked by James Walker on Jun 12, 2015

Answered by NatalieSmith NAPS 2 B Fit on Jun 13, 2015

Hello James Walker, IDEA prints great articles; I love their magazine. Do the work until you can no longer do the repetitions in a continuous motion. Please, this does not mean that you strain yourself; be careful not to get hurt. Take care, Natalie aka NAPS 2 B Fit.

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How do I get a copy of my group fitness insurance

4 Answers | Asked by Shandi Rooney on Jun 12, 2015

Answered by NatalieSmith NAPS 2 B Fit on Jun 13, 2015

Hello Shandi Rooney, You can also go to the website of your insurer to print out the detailed policy. Take care, Natalie aka NAPS 2 B Fit.

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What is the longest time to break a workout routine without loss of muscle tone?

4 Answers | Asked by Grace Swartz on Jun 10, 2015

Answered by NatalieSmith NAPS 2 B Fit on Jun 12, 2015

Hello Grace Swartz, We start to lose muscle strength gains after 48 hours. Take care, Natalie aka NAPS 2 B Fit.

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FYI: Free Counseling for Obese Rating

6 Answers | Asked by NatalieSmith NAPS 2 B Fit on Jun 11, 2015

Answered by NatalieSmith NAPS 2 B Fit on Jun 12, 2015

Thank you for your response, Ariadne. Clients who do a consultation have opened the door of communication when this news may be of help. Yes, building mutuality with other programs can be beneficial. Take care, Natalie.

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Getting your clients to push themselves.

9 Answers | Asked by Missy Reece on Jun 08, 2015

Answered by NatalieSmith NAPS 2 B Fit on Jun 08, 2015

Hello Missy Reece, Sometimes pool work can be harder than it looks or feels. Is the client happy with their program? If so, I would not worry about it. You may also try telling them to push hard for a short while to reap the long term benefits. Do you incorporate games, races, or logs that will sho...

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