Legal & Risk Management
By Sean Riley, MS, JD
Why You Need Legal Education
You have a vital role to play in guaranteeing the quality of your profession.
Switch on your television set in the middle of the day and you are guaranteed to find three things: soap operas, talk shows and courtroom programs. The fairly recent proliferation of the last type of programming is just one indication that A...
What motivates people to keep exercising? One or more training partners and enough knowledge to be successful. How do you use staff resources efficiently? One instructor teaches multiple people. Social reinforcement, skill instruction and, for personal training, the ability to lower costs, may be why everyone in the 2004 IDEA Fitness Programs & Equipment Survey who offers small-group classe...
Do You Know & Practice Your Code?
The IDEA Codes of Ethics
he fitness industry has been bruised, but fortunately not broken, by unscrupulous, unthinking "professionals" over the past few years. Lately, a string of negative publicity has put the industry back under scrutiny. Last summer there was the big splash in Newsweek about Mike Torchia, the Hollywood, California, personal trainer who boa...
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.