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Dennise Jones

Glassboro, NJ 08028

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Group Fitness Instructor or Group Fitness Imposter?

19 Answers | Asked by Serena Pharr on Mar 02, 2012

Answered by Dennise Jones on Jun 26, 2012

Hi Serena - Love the question! I've had to deal with it as a Training Director and as a Group Fitness Director (I am a Trainer and GFInstructor, as well) - and as many said, it depends upon individuals skills/training as much as just the "title". Some Trainers look at Group Fitness as an easy way to...

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What is your professional mission statement?

10 Answers | Asked by Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali on Aug 11, 2011

Answered by Dennise Jones on Oct 20, 2011

My goal as a Group Fitness Instructor, to make classes fun, educational, productive, and effective for participants. As a Personal Trainer, to bring the same into a personal plan for a fit lifestyle based on an individual's real life outside the gym. My ultimate mission as a Fitness Professional ...

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What would you rather prefer..."Weight Loss" or "Fat Loss"?

22 Answers | Asked by Jon McQueen on Jun 24, 2011

Answered by Dennise Jones on Oct 20, 2011

Fat Loss - most definately! Most people (women) don't understand weight loss unless you explain it. The easiest way I've found to do that is to explain that we can lose muscle, bone, and water when lose "weight", if not done properly. I say, "What you call weight loss could also be classified as...

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What Is Your Professional Opinion On "Undercutting?"

14 Answers | Asked by Marlan Eller on Sep 09, 2011

Answered by Dennise Jones on Oct 20, 2011

As Wendy said...when you're a Group Fitness Instructor and a Personal Trainer - people tend to ask you questions because they know you from Group. I recently had this issue...a class participant told me her Trainer told her that cardio classes were "worthless"...her friend chimed in..."yeah, what d...

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As a group instructor, do you find it challenging to fit in your own workouts without overtraining?

4 Answers | Asked by Nicole Barr on Oct 20, 2011

Answered by Dennise Jones on Oct 20, 2011

Hi Nicole - I understand your concerns. I teach 10 classes a week and had the same fear. However, a while back I learned to "teach" more and "do" less - and I find my participants like it better, too. I get to walk around - make eye contact - help "push" someone thru that last set, and be part of t...

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I have a client who trains with other trainers on the weekends. How do I ensure she is getting a well rounded program?

16 Answers | Asked by Andrea Dietzen on May 10, 2011

Answered by Dennise Jones on Oct 19, 2011

Another option could be sitting with your client to review her "aggressive weight loss goals" and talk about the PLAN that you have designed for her - educating her to the fact that you actually have a plan to help her reach her goals and it's not just a plan for the days she's with you - but also w...

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