Carly Pizzani

New York, NY 11217

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What are your specific recommendations for abdominal exercise for a prenatal woman in her first, second, third trimester?

12 Answers | Asked by Ashley Varol on May 12, 2011

Answered by Carly Pizzani on May 25, 2011

Abdominal exercises are only contraindicated if the pregnant client has diastasis recti, or if her doctor believes she is at risk of hernia. However, stabilization exercises are considered okay, so long as the client is not 'bearing down' (Vasalva maneuver). For my pregnant clients, I like to tea...

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I have a client who trains with other trainers on the weekends. How do I ensure she is getting a well rounded program?

19 Answers | Asked by Andrea Dietzen on May 10, 2011

Answered by Carly Pizzani on May 23, 2011

You could ask for the other trainer's contact details so you can get in touch and try to ensure your programs aren't conflicting or putting your client at risk of an over-use injury. Even if you don't particularly respect the other trainer's methods, it shows professionalism and care for your own cl...

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Where is the best place for trainers to purchase fitness equipment?

21 Answers | Asked by Leah Welchel on May 15, 2011

Answered by Carly Pizzani on May 23, 2011

If you know what you're looking for, try Perform Better online ( or Power Systems (

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