Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali

NEW YORK, NY 10019-3834

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Best fitness assessments and why?

12 Answers | Asked by Shawn Strickland on Jun 30, 2011

Answered by Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali on Jul 30, 2011

Overhead squat assessments are not effective on a double (lower limb) amputee with a diagnosis of diabetes as well as being a stroke survivor.

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What's the best XBox Kinect fitness game?

4 Answers | Asked by Monica Foster on Jul 25, 2011

Answered by Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali on Jul 30, 2011

According to Amazon.com XBox Kinect - Your Shape Fitness Evolved received four out of five stars. If there is a five star rating on one of Xbox Kinect's fitness games, I was unable to locate it.

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What do you think is the hottest trend in fitness beside Zumba?

25 Answers | Asked by Annette Garrison on Jun 16, 2011

Answered by Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali on Jul 30, 2011

According to the ACSM following is the "Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends for 2011." 1. Educated and experienced fitness professionals. 2. Fitness programming for older adults 3. Strength training 4. Children and obesity 5. Personal training. 6. Core training 7. Exercise and weight...

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How much are Group Exercise Instructors making per class?

17 Answers | Asked by Nanci Mora on Jun 16, 2011

Answered by Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali on Jul 30, 2011

The high-end gyms here in NY pay $50 per class. If it is a corporate client desires to hire my company, I bill $100 per class. My nursing homes I bill $75 per hour and they pay for other reasonable expenses associated with providing services to the nursing homes. It all depends on what yo...

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Does anyone have a link to the national standards for group fitness instructors?

5 Answers | Asked by Debbie Hufnagel on Jul 29, 2011

Answered by Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali on Jul 29, 2011

I agree with Karin for the most part Debbie, however, I think the problem lies in the fact that many group fitness certifications are self-study. Too, some gyms on their website have the biography of the instructor online. In addition, when a new member joins an informed consent is generally fil...

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What is your favorite healthy cookbook?

11 Answers | Asked by Kelli Davis on Jul 29, 2011

Answered by Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali on Jul 29, 2011

I love the Fit For Life Series of Cookbooks. It came out a long time ago, however, I love the recipes. They have great recipes for smoothies.

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How many credits are earned from attending a Zumba workshop? Where do I find that information?

4 Answers | Asked by Mary LaDisa on Jul 29, 2011

Answered by Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali on Jul 29, 2011

Hello Mary, That depends upon who you are certified by. I received 0.7 CECs because I am ACE certified. When you take the Zumba course, at the beginning of the course they ask you what certifications do you possess. Once you let them know they give you a document which is included in the cou...

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Arthritis knees - is anything other than RICE helpful?

12 Answers | Asked by Sara Mackie Agee on Jul 29, 2011

Answered by Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali on Jul 29, 2011

Hello Sara, It is great to see that you are doing your best to manage your arthritis with exercise as exercise has been proven to decrease the discomfort that comes along with this condition. As a clinical exercise physiologist I come into contact with many who have arthritis and I find that m...

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What is "earthing"? And what are the benefits?

3 Answers | Asked by Angela Cordoni on Jun 13, 2011

Answered by Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali on Jul 29, 2011

Essentially, it means performing any bodily function on the bare ground or floor to normalize the electricity in your body. Here is a link that explains it all: http://www.examiner.com/nutrition-in-sacramento/earthing-research-shows-...

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