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Paula Mckie

Palm Bay, FL 32905-4437

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I have an overweight female client who is not coordinated at all (!) and just starting out. Suggestions?

12 Answers | Asked by Alissa Parker on Oct 18, 2012

Answered by Paula Mckie on Oct 19, 2012

Best to stick with strength machines for the first month, build up a base. Gradually introduce free weights. Work with the stability ball, which forces the body to contract and tighten all major muscles, great for balance and coordination. Good luck :)

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Best home exercise equipment

18 Answers | Asked by Ryan Rogers on Oct 17, 2012

Answered by Paula Mckie on Oct 18, 2012

statistically is has been shown that working at home takes discipline and you must be a self motivator.....your local gym has all the tools that you need to get fit and healthy :) Planet Fitness is just $10 a month with a minimal signup fee. However, the best equipment for at home would be an elli...

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What is the best exercise program, for older adults

18 Answers | Asked by Delmar Carey on Oct 17, 2012

Answered by Paula Mckie on Oct 17, 2012

Depending on the individuals limitations, I find that working full body 2 to 3 times per week is helpful in increasing overall strength Using Higher rep range, 1 to 3 sets. Also working in cardio intervals. With some stretching and balance exercises. Limit workouts to 1 hour.

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IMPROPER FORM OR TECHNIQUE

16 Answers | Asked by Michael Saiz on Feb 13, 2012

Answered by Paula Mckie on Oct 17, 2012

As Trainers part of our job is to be certain people are exercising with proper technique. We want members of our gym to work out smart!! I correct people all the time, I want people to exceed with good form always.

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What's the most frustrating about operating day-to-day business as a personal trainer?

13 Answers | Asked by Brian Park on Feb 20, 2012

Answered by Paula Mckie on Oct 17, 2012

I love my job!!! However, when I have an training session set at 6 a.m. and they do not show or they call me at 5:45 to say they are not going to make it. This makes my job difficult. The other pet peeve that I have is when my clients to do not eat right.....diet is key, without a healthy diet you...

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Find a personal trainer in my area

9 Answers | Asked by Timothy Watson on Aug 31, 2012

Answered by Paula Mckie on Oct 17, 2012

I would first check with your local gyms and health clubs. Ask for recommendations. Also check http://www.ideafit.com/fitnessconnect. Check for experience and feed back. Good luck :)

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What is your favorite time of day to workout, why?

18 Answers | Asked by Donald "Scott" Davis on Aug 16, 2012

Answered by Paula Mckie on Oct 17, 2012

Morning workouts are the best, you are well rested. You will have a much more effective workout. Working out first thing sets you up for your day. It is more challenging dragging yourself to the gym after a long day at work.

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Is it ok to workout when you have a cold?

8 Answers | Asked by Kelli Davis on Jul 02, 2011

Answered by Paula Mckie on Oct 17, 2012

If there is a fever, you should stay at home and rest. You should out rule an infection you don't want to spread the germs throughout the gym. If no fever present and you feel well enough then workout. As always know your limitations, and listen to your body.

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Best abdominal exercises

17 Answers | Asked by Eunice Gates on Oct 11, 2012

Answered by Paula Mckie on Oct 15, 2012

When you work the abs you must hit the obliques, the upper and lower to build up a strong core. You should hit these areas every other day. Also working the lower back. These exercises should be changed up on regular basis. Lower back------superman 1) lower abs-----reverse crunches 2) up...

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