Four-year data trends revealed in the 2003 IDEA Fitness Programs & Equipment Survey show that stability ball-based training is on the upswing. Have you incorporated this type of work for your clients?MORE WHAT’S NEW, P.11 IDEA PERSONAL Trainer APRIL | 2004 IDEA PERSONAL Trainer APRIL | 20044 what’s newbusiness
Pedometers are motion sensors that measure steps. Usually a lever arm suspended from a spring moves up and down with the motion of walking or running. The arm works like a pendulum. An electric circuit closes after each movement and records the step on a digital readout. Most electronic pedometers ask you to input an average step length to aid accuracy.
As a trainer you’re always looking for the most effective exercises. That’s why you may want to use the physioball when training new female exercisers, according to research published in the November 2003 issue of the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research (vol. 17, pp. 721–5).
The IDEA mission to Inspire the World to FitnessTM begins with each of you. Your expertise in integrating equipment and fitness activities is the key to attracting and retaining exercisers.
The more people are attracted to—and retained by—your programs and facilities, the more people will exercise. Their participation helps build your business, which enables you to provide more programs and equipment. That is a circle of fitness worth completing for everyone.
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Percentages in this section are likely the respondents’ estimates or observations. Respondents may not have had reference data.
The estimated percentages do not equal 100% because of rounding.
Trainer in a Bag
You don't have to break the bank to take your business on the road.
By Tim Borys
What if you could give your training business a shot of adrenalin for an investment of $500 or less? Launching a fulltime or sideline mobile training business may be just the jolt you need to pop you out of a rut and breathe fresh air into a stale balance sheet. For mobile trainers the mainstream ...
n the 1990s, health club owners across the country eagerly anticipated the arrival of the latest exercise equipment craze: the Slide. Unfortunately, the Slide arrived but the crowds did not. Reluctant to discard their newest investment and hopeful that the lessthan-sweeping trend would eventually take hold, health club owners and fitness directors waited . . . and waited . . . and waited. Fast-f...
Fitness equipment manufacturers follow-- and lead--the ways consumers exercise. By Mike May
or more than a decade, fitness equipment sales have represented the largest category of sporting goods equipment sales. In fact, this industry has more than doubled in size since 1990. U.S. wholesale sales of fitness equipment were an estimated $3.77 billion in 2002, up fro...