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Tommy May

Mount Pleasant, MI 48858

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What are the most common fitness myths you hear from clients and friends? Let's debunk them!

10 Answers | Asked by Nicholle Bankston on Jun 18, 2011

Answered by Tommy May on Jun 23, 2011

1) Spot burning again, this one sticks like white on rice. 2) I am not losing weight so I must exercise more. 3) Exercise turns fat into muscle. 4) Exercise is best in the morning. 5) Weight machines are better than free weights. 6) You can't get a 'real' work out with out weights.

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How can a fitness professional become recognized by health insurance companies as an approved provider?

5 Answers | Asked by Justin Cotter on Jun 23, 2011

Answered by Tommy May on Jun 23, 2011

There are two ways, one is the long road that any service has taken to get recognized by health insurance companies. This takes decades, state (and some times national) licensing, mounds of empirical evidence suggesting that exercise led by a Personal Trainer is significantly more effective than wi...

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What exercise programming solutions are you using to meet the needs of your clientele?

8 Answers | Asked by Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali on Jun 20, 2011

Answered by Tommy May on Jun 22, 2011

This is a tough one, there are a million ways to get from A to Z. I have a system I use that I find works for me. I begin with a list of what they want to accomplish, what they like about exercise, and what they don't. After collecting that info, I put it to the side and to a fitness assessment a...

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Do you take your own fitness advice or are you your own worst personal trainer?

26 Answers | Asked by jill lawson on Jun 15, 2011

Answered by Tommy May on Jun 16, 2011

On everything but stretching. I hate to stretch! I don't know about others but this the hardest thing for me to follow. I have gotten much better stretching after runs and bike rides, but after lifting is still a struggle.

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I am training for a marathon. How long before the race should I begin to taper down my training?

10 Answers | Asked by Dana Schlossberg on May 10, 2011

Answered by Tommy May on Jun 15, 2011

Your last long run had better be 2 weeks away from the marathon to 2 and a half. It takes about 2 weeks to fully recover and get the benefits of a long run, so if you taper too late your legs are still used and abused before the race. After that keep all runs 5 miles or less and always at a conver...

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I've never been a runner, but I'd like to become one. Where do I begin?

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

Answered by Tommy May on Jun 15, 2011

I am so glad you asked!! I love running, not because of competition but because I can get lost in my thoughts and, this sounds stupid, meditate. So what ever the reason you want to get in the running scene it is a great reason in my opinion. Step 1) get a nice pair of running shoes. You'll ...

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