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
Want to improve yourself personally and professionally? Don’t miss keynote speaker Keith Harrell at the IDEA World Fitness Convention® from July 7 to 11 in San Diego. Keith will share practical pointers and a powerful message on how to shift your attitude into high gear. He will entertain and captivate you while showing you that “Attitude Is Everything,” the title of his keynote.
In recognition of the spirit and passion of IDEA members, we have created a new logo that honors your dedication to Inspire the World to Fitness™. The new design symbolizes an energetic fitness professional and underscores the role you can play in addressing the public health crises of obesity and sedentary living. We hope you agree that this new logo is a strong symbol of our common mission. We will begin incorporating it into our publications and member communications over the course of the next few months.
As part of our goal to continually educate our members about opportunities to Inspire the World to Fitness™, this issue presents information and resources for connecting with two special populations: those who are physically or developmentally disabled and those who suffer from arthritis.
by Patricia Ryan
Profile of Personal Training
Insights from the 2003 IDEA Fitness Programs & Equipment Survey Personal Training Climbs
87 90 A comparison 87survey results of 83 over the years demonstrates growth in every area of personal 87 87 training. 80 66 71 56
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As a member of IDEA Health & Fitness Association, I will be guided by the best interests of the client. I will provide facilities and staff for effective exercise and lifestyle programs; ensure that staff maintains the education and experience necessary to appropriately train clients; uphold fair business practices and safety guidelines; and use truth, fairness and integrity to guide all my professional decisions and relationships.
Thank you, Jason Karp, for your letter “Is Certification Enough?” in the October 2003 Speak Out column. This is a conundrum I have not been able to grasp. How can a 1-day—or even a 4-day—certification possibly surpass a 4-year degree or be equivalent to a master’s? How can anyone say that certifications—most of them given as multiple-choice exams, with no practical component—are more valuable than 4-year health-and-fitness-related
degrees, most of which include a practicum or an internship?