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Frequently Asked Questions

In our Frequently Asked Questions area Mark answers your questions about losing weight, fitness & exercise, vitamins & supplements, personal training and triathlons.

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Weight Losstop of page

  1. How do I know if I am at the right body weight?
  2. Every year my number-one New Year's resolution is to lose weight. I never seem able to stick with it and I fail. What can I do to make it happen this time?
  3. How do I go about setting fitness and weight loss goals?
  4. I've watched people doing stretching exercises with fitness trainers. How does this help anybody lose weight?
  5. I was told to exercise at a low heart rate within the "fat burning zone" in order to lose weight. I exercise five times a week in the "fat burning zone," eat moderately, but I am losing very little weight. What am I doing wrong?
  6. I saw a bathroom scale that also tells you your body fat percentage. Does this thing work?

Fitness & Exercisetop of page

  1. How do I go about setting fitness and weight loss goals?
  2. I've watched people doing stretching exercises with fitness trainers. How does this help anybody lose weight?
  3. I was told to exercise at a low heart rate within the "fat burning zone" in order to lose weight. I exercise five times a week in the "fat burning zone," eat moderately, but I am losing very little weight. What am I doing wrong?
  4. I will be going on vacation and may not have time to exercise. I don't want all my hard work to go to "waist." What should I do?

Vitamins & Supplementstop of page

  1. What vitamins and supplements do you recommend?

Personal Trainingtop of page

  1. What qualifications should a personal trainer have?
  2. What PFT (Personal Fitness Trainer) certifications should I look for?
  3. What areas of specialization do Personal Fitness Trainers offer?
  4. How long do Personal Fitness Trainer sessions last?
  5. How often would I train with a Personal Fitness Trainer?
  6. How much does it cost to train with a Personal Fitness Trainer?
  7. Is there a cheaper way to train with a Personal Fitness Trainer?
  8. How do I find a Personal Fitness Trainer?

Triathlonstop of page

  1. Doesn't a triathlon involve running a marathon and other insane distances?
  2. Aren't triathlons for super-conditioned, super-star athletes with zero body fat?
  3. What are the advantages of triathlon training?
  4. What kind of equipment do I need to do a triathlon?
  5. Where is the best place to purchase triathlon equipment?

Fitness Technologytop of page

  1. I saw a bathroom scale that also tells you your body fat percentage. Does this thing work?

On-line Trainingtop of page

  1. How do you prepare my workouts?
  2. How do I receive my workouts?
  3. Do you adjust my workouts based on my progress?
  4. What wearable fitness technology devices are compatible with your online software?
  5. Do I need a wearable fitness technology device to do on-line training?
  6. How much do wearable fitness technology devices cost?
  7. What options do I have for XBigMan On-line Personal Fitness Training and how much do they cost?
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