With the release of Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen, Christopher McDougall’s book about the Tarahumara Indians of Copper Canyon in Mexico (Knopf 2009), interest in barefoot running has soared. The author himself became
curious about this type of running as a
potential means of improving foot strength and running mechanics in order to become more competitive in ultramarathons (50-kilometer and 50-mile distances).
If you’ve been to an IDEA event, you know that the experience is unmatched and practically indescribable. If you missed the 2009 IDEA World Fitness Convention™ last month—and want a taste of the most credible, professional education available—then try our new IDEA World Fitness Convention™ Online Video Package.
Choose from over 75 recorded IDEA World Fitness Convention sessions to get your CECs from home.
If you’ve been to an IDEA event, you know that the experience is unmatched and practically indescribable. If you missed IDEA World Fitness this August--and want a taste of the most credible, professional education available, then try our new IDEA World Fitness Convention™ Online Video Package.
The new field of personal or life coaching represents a rich avenue for career development for fitness and wellness professionals. At national and international industry conferences, coaching sessions are on the rise, and significant numbers of instructors and trainers are expanding their careers by adding coaching services.
What Is Coaching?
Until recently, franchises were most commonly associated with convenience stores and coffee shops, not gyms and fitness programs. Now a new crop of highly successful fitness franchises has entrepreneurs sizing up franchising as a viable and lucrative venture. Franchised businesses generate jobs for more than 18 million Americans and account for nearly 10% of private-sector economic...