I will answer questions concerning exercise, nutrition, health and diseases related to obesity or sedentary lifestyle. I can also answer questions about being an aerobics/group exercise leader or questions about getting certified with AFAA.
Receiving my Masters of Science in Clinical Exercise Physiology, I have been Fitness Director on board Royal Caribbean luxury cruise ships, I have given training seminars for aspiring group exercise leaders; I am certified and I work for Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). I was Senior Exercise Physiologist and lecturer at the Internationally renowned Pritikin Longevity Center and Spa at Turnberry Island Resort in Miami, Florida for almost 10 years and I was also the Fitness Assessment Coordinator at the exclusive Fisher Island Spa Internazionale on exclusive Fisher Island in Miami Beach (famous residents of the island include Oprah Winfrey, Andre Agassi, and Sharon Gless). I've competed in AAU and NAC Aerobics competitions. Currently, I own a Fitness/Lifestyle planning business. I have been in the Fitness industry for almost 20 years and here on AllExperts since 1999.
B.S. Biology/Chemistry M.S. Clinical Exercise Physiology AFAA Certified and Examiner
Twenty years ago, I personally was overweight and depressed. I appreciated the fitness/medical professionals and friends who helped me realize fitness is a lifetime endeavor. I hope to offer constructive information and encouragement to help you to pay closer attention to your body, helping to prevent and/or reduce the weight gain that happens to many of us. I love what I do!
There is so much contradicting, confusing exercise/fitness research for the general person to clearly understand. I regularly attend conferences/classes and read scientific journals to get my information FIRST HAND (Muscle/Fitness type magazines often contain someone's INTERPRETATION of scientific journal research articles.
There is no such thing as "upper" and "lower" abs. Barbie and Ken dolls have upper and lower abs...that's why they can rotate 360 degrees at the waist!
I don't believe in weight loss fads, high protein diets, or those very low calorie meal plans with special expensive foods to buy. Fitness "experts" who endorse questionable exercise gadgets or phony/dangerous supplements are the WORST, especially for those "victims" who really need qualified, professional guidance and individual attention in their fitness/weight loss/healthy lifestyle goals
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Hi Caylith! Congratulations on your decision to exercise to reach a goal, I understand you say you look to lose 4-8 lbs within a month. I read your message. Your questions to me are "what do I do?"
D, Congratulations on pursuing an AFAA certification. To answer your question, during the 1minute teaching demo part of the exam, examiners are usually focused on the presenting partiicipant. I would
Hi Stacy, My best advice to you is that you try on several styles from several different brands. ASIC, Saucony and NB are great brands for running and walking, but other brands like Nike, Adidas and
Hi Michelle! Congratulations to YOU in your pursuit to be a fitness instructor, an AFAA certified instructor-we are the BEST! Good question. Unless you have a solid backgroundd/understanding of the concepts
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