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Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali

New York, NY 10019

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Do you want to make sure I am a current License Zumba Instructor in all certifications?

3 Answers | Asked by Arodis Machado on Aug 06, 2011

Answered by Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali on Aug 07, 2011

Congratulations Arodis on earning all of your Zumba licenses! I am happy that you have found your passion and I know you are proud of your accomplishment. I too have been a licensed Zumba instructor since 2007 even though my profile reads 2009. I don't have all the licenses like you though. T...

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In flexibility training is one set of stretches sufficient or should I have clients repeat the set several times?

9 Answers | Asked by Erin Logan on Jul 31, 2011

Answered by Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali on Aug 07, 2011

Erin, I believe there might be a better approach as far as corporate wellness programming is concerned. I believe your approach should be bigger than stretches. Here is my approach that I learned from WELCOA. WELCOA stands for the the Wellness Councils of America. They specialize in helping c...

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Is muscle isolation a good practice, bad practice or just not the most optimal?

13 Answers | Asked by Gus Aguirre on Aug 05, 2011

Answered by Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali on Aug 07, 2011

Louie, it is great to see your here on the forum again. Before I respond, I'd like to say that I am forever a work-in-progress. I have no desire to stop increasing my knowledge about the human body and humbly say I don't know everything. I am knowledgeable in some things but far from an expert....

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Do you work at a YMCA or have you worked at a YMCA? What do you like about working at the Y? What do you not like?

7 Answers | Asked by Sergio Armenta on Aug 07, 2011

Answered by Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali on Aug 07, 2011

I have had the opportunity of not only training at the London Central YMCA but also earning a fitness credential through the YMCA 19 years ago. I have only positive things to say regarding my experience with the London Central YMCA. At the YMCA in London, I learned how to become a proficient Exe...

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Is muscle isolation a good practice, bad practice or just not the most optimal?

13 Answers | Asked by Gus Aguirre on Aug 05, 2011

Answered by Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali on Aug 06, 2011

Gus, thank you for your question. It appears we are revisiting a similar question that was posed that asked "Can you really tone your abdominals without doing crunches." When I responded to the question I received I believe three negative ratings as a consequence of my response which I will leav...

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Advice for Newcomers

11 Answers | Asked by Ryan Halvorson on Aug 05, 2011

Answered by Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali on Aug 05, 2011

One piece of advice is really hard to pinpoint. Following is what I would suggest. I would really emphasize the importance of learning and understanding the science of exercise. Specifically, how a healthy body responds to exercise. I would emphasize the importance of understanding human mov...

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What is your passion?

11 Answers | Asked by Jeritza (Risa) Montgomery on Aug 05, 2011

Answered by Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali on Aug 05, 2011

I love exercise science.

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Follow up to my original arthritic knees question - I wasn't clear at all :)

3 Answers | Asked by Sara Mackie Agee on Aug 05, 2011

Answered by Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali on Aug 05, 2011

Hey Sara, I have two suggestions for you. However, I would prefer that you contact me to learn what the low impact options are. Please feel free to email me at info@focusedwellness.com with your details and I'll be sure to phone or email whichever you prefer. Please know that I understand whe...

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Are smoothies a healthy meal replacement?

16 Answers | Asked by Jerry Prince on Aug 05, 2011

Answered by Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali on Aug 05, 2011

I guess that rules out tomato soup, potato soup, cream of spinach soup, pumpkin soup, carrot soup because one can't chew it. Oh well.

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I am looking for a good preschool/kindergarten fitness program or curriculum. Any ideas?

4 Answers | Asked by Ashley Dale on Aug 05, 2011

Answered by Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali on Aug 05, 2011

Have you had a look at Operation Fit Kids on the American Council of Exercise's website?

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