This home study course outlines various considerations specific to training women through several life stages. The course reviews programming suggestions and current scientific information for working with a variety of women, including those who are pregnant, postnatal and menopausal. This course also discusses psychosocial issues that affect women, such as body image, eating disorders, weight management and size acceptance. Research-based information focuses on exercise as it relates to fat metabolism, breastfeeding and nutrition.
Whew! The past year has been a whirlwind for IDEA. From our ongoing conversations with many of you, we know you can relate to this exhilarating feeling. In between the shopping madness and eggnogs of the upcoming holiday season, we hope you’ll take some time to reflect on your inspiring accomplishments of 2004 and use them to craft a list of personal and professional dreams for the year ahead.
Public-health officials and the press talk about good health and weight loss, but dedicated fitness professionals are doing the work of inspiring people to exercise. Using creative ideas, good science and great personal rapport, the fitness community is purposefully working behind the headlines to change lives.
Y’all ready for this?Attitude was
“Repeat after me!”
commanded 2004 IDEA World Fitness Convention
keynote speaker Keith Harrell.
“Gimme the good news!” he led. With spirit, the crowd followed suit.
“When you change your attitude, you change feelings,” he yelled. The volume of the room’s collective answer grew.
Personal training continues to grow, despite the political and economic turmoil of the past few years. Responding to the 2004 IDEA Programs & Equipment Survey, IDEA personal
fitness trainer (PFT) members reported positive directions in their profession.
Highlights of this first-time survey showed trainers are experiencing
One of the major issues facing our industry—the standardization of personal fitness trainer (PFT) certifications—is covered in detail in this issue beginning on page 50. Author Shirley Archer, JD, MA, keeps us current with the latest developments through in-depth interviews with some of the fitness industry’s most influential leaders.
Your article on corporate fitness (“Trends in Corporate Fitness,” June 2004, pp. 56–64) was very timely and included many examples of companies with successful programming efforts. However, the struggle to maintain programming is a challenge in many workplace environments. Often, employee participation by certain segments of the workforce is low or even nonexistent.