Wendy Batts

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Specialties:

Affiliation:

  • Sharecare

Location:

  • Roswell, GA

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  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness

    What kind of follow-up strategy should I expect from my personal trainer?

    Every professional is different and will often have varying follow-up procedures.  Commonly, you will find that after the initial assessment with your trainer, you might receive a home program that will include nutritional and physical activity recommendations to be peformed between workout sessions. ...Read More
  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness
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    How should I do foot rotations to warm up my ankles?

    While in a seated position with your legs at a 90 degree angle, lift one leg up off the ground. On the lifted foot, point your toes up toward the ceiling and move your ankle/foot in a clockwise direction. Repeat these circles for 15 repetitions and then switch directions. Repeat on the other foot....Read More
  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness
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    What exercises can help relieve hip pain?

    There are many exercises that you can do to help relieve hip pain. Some exercises are: Lateral Tube Walks (focuses on the small muscles located in the outer hip), Side Lying Leg Raises (focuses on the outer hip), Cable Hip Abduction (focuses on the outer hip), Cable Hip Extensions (focuses on the glutes)&n...Read More
  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness
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    How do I perform a shoulder press with one arm?

    When performing a single arm shoulder press (also referred to as Military Press), you need to decide what weight you are going to use that will allow you to complete the number of repetitions that you are aiming for, while keeping proper form. Next, stand on one leg making sure that your foot is pointed...Read More
  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness

    What should I do if I hate working out alone and no one I know works out?

    This is a common obstacle to increasing your activity. So chances are there are others out there looking for some extra motivation to get moving. There are a lot of options that you have at your disposal to find them; here are a few suggestions…
    1. Check out your community parks and recreation catalogs...Read More
  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness
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    What is the best exercise for the biceps?

    Any exercise that requires you to bend your elbow is a great choice for your biceps. Some exercises to try would be Dumbbell Biceps Curls, Cable Biceps Curls, Barbell Biceps Curls, 21’s (holding dumbbells and do 7 reps from the bottom of the range to midway, 7 reps from midway to upper range and...Read More
  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness

    What are the benefits of working with a personal trainer?

    There are a lot of benefits that come with working with a professional personal trainer. What you get out of working with a personal trainer largely depends on what particular factors motivate you. Here are some of my personal favorites...
    1. Accountability: for many, the act of simply having the...Read More
  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness

    Can my genes make me fat?

    This is absolutely untrue! While genetics may impact how difficult it may be for someone to lose weight compared to another, it will not prevent someone from losing weight. Weight loss is a matter of energy in versus energy out. Specifically, burning more calories than we eat, this is also called...Read More
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  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness

    Should stretching hurt when I do it?

    No, stretching should not hurt when you do it.  If you start to feel pain when performing a stretch, you are probably going further then you need to, and your body is letting you know.  In order to perform a stretch correctly, you should move slowly into the stretched position, and hold the position for ap...Read More
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  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness

    Does body mass index (BMI) matter for children?

    Absolutely! BMI measurements for children are just as important as they are for adults. Because they are going through rapid physiological changes, BMI calculators for children and teens will also take into account age and gender. Check out the calculator at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)...Read More
  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness
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    How do I do lateral side-raises?

    When performing a lateral side-raise exercise, you want to first choose a weight that you want to use. Because your shoulder complex is made up of small muscles that stabilize this mobile joint, you want to keep the weight somewhat light to avoid stress on the joint. Next, stand with your feet hip...Read More
  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness

    What areas should I avoid when foam rolling?

    When using a foam roll, avoid placing it in the cervical or lumbar spine, aka your neck and low back region. The curvature of the roll is greater than the curvature of these areas and it may push vertebrae around and/or cause damage/irritation to the skin because of how close they are to the surface...Read More
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  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness
    Wendy Batts has posted a video:

    Exercises for Shapely Legs and Butt

    Want lean, sexy legs and a firm butt? These exercises, from Sharecare Fitness experts Wendy Batts and Mel Mueller, can help you get your lower body in gorgeous shape.
  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness
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    How to Break Through a Weight-Loss Plateau

    If you've stopped losing weight, you may have hit a common diet and exercise plateau. Sharecare fitness expert Wendy Batts explains why plateaus happen and how you can move past it and keep on losing.
  • Wendy Batts  - Roswell, GA - Fitness
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    How to Maintain Posture While You Exercise

    Proper posture can help you maximize your workout results and avoid exercise injuires. Sharecare Fitness professional Wendy Batts demonstrates how you should stand when working out.