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IDEA World Fitness Convention Begins

In the Beginning IDEA World Fitness Convention 2007 is in full effect. For those of you who are unable to attend this energy-filled event, I hope you are able to take away information that will help you continue to inspire the world to fitness.   read more >>

Your Best Foot Forward

Day three of the convention and my feet are breaking down. I’m not sure how many steps I’ve logged, but I’m sure it’s well above the American Heart Association’s recommendation of at least 10,000 per day. After five years’ of these conventions, I’m well aware of the toll they take on the body and so I try my best to arm myself against pain or injury. The pups are at a dull ache right now, so I take that as a victory.

Pain, Purpose and Program Design

The sessions I covered today were all about program design for those who make up the majority of our clientele: Average Joe and Jane.

The Fitness Experience

When I first became a personal trainer, a mentor once told me that it’s a bit like being an actor. With each new client, you adjust your approach to fit their needs. Now, more than four years later, I realize how true this is. Of course, a quality trainer is someone who is sincere, but as I popped in and out of classes, one word stuck with me: experience. Just like actors learn lines and step on stage to create an experience for the audience, successful fitness professionals create an experience for clients and class participants.
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