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...
The holidays are long gone. New Year’s resolutions lie crumpled on the gym floor, and your classes have thinned out a little. There’s a big space between Valentine’s Day and Memorial Day—how are you going to fill it? If one of your resolutions was to enrich your professional education, mark a big red “X” on your calendar in April (April 28–May 1,...
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.
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.