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Joel Stempien
(248) 496-0075
Birmingham, MI
Strength Building, Body Building, Weight Loss, Kick Boxing, Body Sculpting
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American Council of Exercise CPR/AED
Bachelor degree in businessCertified by American Council of ExerciseCertified by American Red CrossTaking physical therapy classes
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40 years old (trains both men and women)

Medical Weight Loss Clinic
(586) 582-9260
5727 E 12 Mile Road
Warren, MI
Jordan Gruppen
(248) 670-1358
Troy, MI
Strength Building, Weight Loss, Rehabilitation, Yoga, Body Sculpting, Group Training, Golf
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NASM - Certified Personal Trainer NSCA - Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist First Aid/CPR Liscensed in Precision Nutrition System
Bachelors of Exercise Science from Spring Arbor University. Currently in Master''s Program Online through Ohio University.
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28 years old (trains both men and women)

Jenny Craig
(586) 754-9600
26025 Hoover Road
Warren, MI
Anthony's Body Creation
(313) 404-0861
9020 Brace Street
Detroit, MI
Perfect Personal Training
(877) 698-3648
Troy, MI
Strength Building, Weight Loss, Rehabilitation, Aerobics, Body Sculpting, Exercise science principles taug
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ACE, NASM, ACSM, Cooper Institute, NESTA, NETA, NSCA and college degrees in exercise, kinisiology, movement science, and other related fields.
Our trainers are degreed in exercise science or related health fields, in addition to holding only the BEST, accredited certifications. We accept fewer than 1% of applicants because we take only the best of the best when it comes to selecting personal trainers. True science & health industry guidelines make your experience with us far more efficient than anywhere else!
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35 years old (trains both men and women)

Top Shape Fitness
(586) 268-4280
33265 Mound Road
Sterling Heights, MI
Love Your Body Health
(313) 273-8253
13868 Grand River Avenue
Detroit, MI
Charter Fitness of Sterling Hts
(586) 997-9230
2173 18 Mile Road
Sterling Heights, MI
Bill DeMarest
(734) 972-1983
Livonia, MI
Strength Building, Body Building, Weight Loss, Rehabilitation, Aerobics, Body Sculpting, Endurance Sports
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Certified Personal Trainer
Western Michigan University, exercise physiology, conditioning of competitive athletes, sports nutrition, sport injury prevention, conditioning for MMA, weight training techniques, competitive bodybuilding, martial arts, strength training, cardio boxing, kettle bell training, stability balls, and lifestyle management.
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38 years old (trains both men and women)

The Long Reach of Obesity

Obesity is linked to a host of afflictions—from allergies
and asthma to arthritis and skin infections.

By Allan Richter

June 2009

Sheila, a 45-year-old Oklahoma bookkeeper, has suffered from sleep apnea and asthma for as long as she can remember. The conditions have worsened. “I can go to sleep, but I don’t stay asleep,” she says. “I stop breathing and my husband wakes me up.” Frustrating her more, the fatigue has put a crimp in her exercise routine: walking briskly while carrying three-pound weights.

Sheila, who asked that her last name not be used, said the exercise is needed to help her shed some of the 165 pounds that saddle her 5’3” frame. Her body mass index, or BMI, is 28.1, less than two points short of the 30-BMI “obese” mark. Adding to the urgency, she said she has recently begun to see a larger picture emerge and has linked the 25 pounds she has put on over the past year or so to her worsening health issues. “I really didn’t think about it until about a month ago,” she said, “and I realized, you know, all the dots are starting to connect.”

There’s no dearth of public service messages warning of the heart disease and diabetes risks that come from bearing too much weight. As real and pervasive as those risks are, the tentacles of obesity reach even further. As Sheila may be learning, obesity is linked to a host of afflictions—from allergies and asthma to arthritis and skin infections—whose relationship with excess weight gets far less ink.

Half the chapters in an October 2008 American Council on Science and Health (ACSH) report on obesity and its health effects are devoted to afflictions with lesser-known links. “Some of these health problems are more associated with increasing morbidity than mortality,” says Ruth Kava, PhD, RD, the ACSH’s nutrition director. “When you’re talking about arthritis, for example, regular osteoarthritis doesn’t kill people. But it certainly makes life unpleasant. In other cases, the connections just aren’t that clear to most people.”

Tougher Breathing

Some ailments, like the sleep apnea that Sheila is afflicted with, are becoming more well known because more Americans have added girth, says Kenneth Prager, MD, a pulmonary specialist and professor of clinical medicine at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Prager says 80% of his sleep apnea and asthma patients are overweight or obese. “People who are obese may also have a higher incidence of reflux (heartburn), which can impact asthma,” he says.
Obesity can also contribute to shortness of breath from carrying more weight. Excess fat around the ribs, diaphragm and abdomen can impair breathing, particularly in severely obese people, the ACSH report says.

While sleep apnea, often marked by daytime sleepiness, is relatively new on the radar of modern medicine, 19th century doctors may also have encountered it and recognized a connection between obesity and extreme sleepiness, says the ACSH. It was sometimes known...

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