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Your Doctor Said You Should Exercise, Now What?

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: Getting started on an exercise plan might be the hardest part.
Air Date: 7/14/15
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Neal Pire & Grace Desimone
Neal Pier Neal Pire is a nationally noted expert on fitness and personal training. He is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and has served on the Executive Council of ACSM's credentialing arm, the Committee on Certification and Registry Boards.

Neal served as vice president of a leading national health management company and now serves as an Exercise Physiologist at HNH Fitness, a medical fitness center in Oradell, NJ. He is widely sought after as a consultant for athlete training programs, performance enhancement centers and fitness industry management.

As a 35-year veteran with deep understanding of the subject matter, he is often asked for background, commentary or analysis by media covering wellness, fitness, and personal training.


Grace DeSimone Grace DeSimone has been in the fitness industry for over 30 years and brings a variety of experiences in commercial, corporate and community settings.

She is the editor of ACSM's Resources for Group Exercise Instructors (LWW, 2011) and is an ACSM certified personal trainer and group exercise instructor. Grace is the National Director of Group Fitness for Plus One Health Management, an Optum Company.
Your Doctor Said You Should Exercise, Now What?
If your doctor has told you that you should start exercising, and you've never really exercised before, it's understandable if you don't know where to start.

Depending on your age and fitness level, you may not be able to jump into a fast-paced exercise routine right away.

If fitness is something new in your vocabulary, there are certainly questions to consider.

What should you be looking for in a gym?

What type of exercises should you be doing?

And, how do you spur that motivation to get started?

Neal Pire and Grace Desimone join host Melanie Cole, MS, to discuss how best to get started on an exercise plan, as well as other considerations to keep in mind.
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