Diane Patton

Montgomery, AL 36106

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How much time is reasonable to plan a Zumba class? PLEASE GIVE INSIGHTS

13 Answers | Asked by Kelly Serfas Bower on Nov 16, 2011

Answered by Diane Patton on Nov 18, 2011

Wow, I would love to work someplace that pays me for my prep time! I always thought it was my own responsibility to come up with class plans/choreography, just as it is my own responsibility to attend continuing education, etc. to maintain my certification. That being said, I agree with Joanne a...

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Do you keep a food journal?

14 Answers | Asked by Jenilee Sanchez on Nov 07, 2011

Answered by Diane Patton on Nov 09, 2011

I sometimes keep a food journal, mostly if I see a change in the way my clothes are fitting, lose energy, or any other noticeable physical sign that my diet may be out of whack. When I journal, I'm pretty strict about logging everything, because I want to find out where the deficiency is. Usually a ...

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Cow's milk VS. soy milk VS. almond milk= which is best in providing the most nutrients?

16 Answers | Asked by Jenilee Sanchez on Sep 20, 2011

Answered by Diane Patton on Sep 21, 2011

Marlan answered this question very well, and I agree with many of his points. I actually just read a quick article in a magazine on this very subject: http://www.oxygenmag.com/Nutrition/Articles/6-Milks-to-Consider.aspx (this is the abbreviated version). Here's a quick breakdown: Cow's milk = c...

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I have several exercise videos,...is it best to stick with one for a few weeks, or can i just use a different one everyday?

4 Answers | Asked by carrie Renner on Sep 21, 2011

Answered by Diane Patton on Sep 21, 2011

Ideally, you'd want to have a mix of exercises, but that doesn't necessarily mean a different video every day! Perhaps you can group your videos into loose categories, such as cardio/strength/flexibility and further break those down into types, like cardio-kickboxing, cardio-step, and so on. You wan...

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How does one become a group fitness instructor and what kind of cost is involved? I do not have any training.

14 Answers | Asked by Shannon McFedries on Aug 24, 2011

Answered by Diane Patton on Aug 24, 2011

Passion is a great starting point! Having a background in healthcare is useful as well, especially if you have an idea of anatomy/physiology and how exercise is beneficial to individuals in improving their personal health. Each certifying organization has its own rules and procedures for becoming...

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4 Answers | Asked by Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali on Aug 09, 2011

Answered by Diane Patton on Aug 09, 2011

Very useful - thanks for sharing!

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Will I lose body fat more efficiently by performing my aerobic workouts at a low, rather than a high, intensity?

18 Answers | Asked by Brenda Fox on Aug 02, 2011

Answered by Diane Patton on Aug 04, 2011

One other consideration is post-exercise energy expenditure, often referred to as excess postexercise oxygen consumption or EPOC. Research has demonstrated that EPOC is higher after high-intensity exercise, when taking into account duration and mode of the exercise performed. Basically, you continue...

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I'm hearing something about grp x classes using Strobe light? Really?

6 Answers | Asked by Patty Hartong on Jun 15, 2011

Answered by Diane Patton on Jun 16, 2011

I've seen strobe, disco and blacklights used in varied combinations in some class formats, typically for special events. BTS Groove and Zumba are two formats I've seen special lighting used in class (no experience with Les Mills) - lends to the "club" or "party" atmosphere these formats foster. Agai...

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