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Is Your Group Exercise Instructor All That? 7 Reasons Why Not

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: Does your exercise instructor think he or she is "all that"? There are plenty that think they know it all... even if they don't.
Air Date: 9/9/14
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Grace DeSimone
DeSimone  CasualGrace DeSimone is the Editor for ACSMs Resource Manual for Group Exercise Instructors (LWW 2011). She has been in the fitness industry for over 30 years and brings a variety of experiences in commercial, corporate and community settings. She serves as the National Director of Group Exercise for Plus One Health Management, and teaches group exercise classes and Anti-Aging workouts at Ethos Fitness Spa for Women in Midland Park, NJ.
Is Your Group Exercise Instructor All That? 7 Reasons Why Not
Does your exercise instructor think he or she is "all that"?

There are plenty out there that think they know it all... including offering nutrition advice and rehab information.

How do you know if your instructor is not up to par? What should you do if she is not what you were expecting?

Grace Desimone is the consummate expert on these issues as she is the Group Fitness Director for Plus One Health Management and the Editor of ACSM's Resources for the Group Fitness Instructor.

Listen in as she gives you seven reasons your group exercise instructor isn't all that.

Here are some of her best tips to think about.
  • Not certified
  • Routine rarely changes
  • Doesn't offer modifications
  • Focuses on his/her own workout
  • Can't hear instructions over music
  • Ignores (or looks down upon) newbies
  • Never discusses proper form
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