The U.S. population is aging, which makes now the perfect time for fitness professionals to learn more about training older adults. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, by 2050, one in every five Americans will be considered a senior. The U.S. Census Bureau also predicts that between now and 2030, the 65 and older population will grow an average of 2.8% annually.
The efforts of the IDEA World Fitness Award finalists start at home but, like ripples from a stone thrown in a pond, their actions fan across the globe. Their passion for spreading the health and fitness message to clients—and the world at large—motivates them every day.
Please join us in celebrating the careers of those shortlisted for 2013 IDEA Program Director of the Year, 2013 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year and 2013 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year. (Check the July–August issue of IDEA Fitness Journal for an announcement of the recipients.)
Borne out of a combination of necessity—everyone is busy—and a desire to improve effectiveness—research shows it works—short, intense workouts seem all the rage these days. Tabata, high-intensity interval training (HIIT), high-intensity circuit training (HICT), or whatever you want to call it, fitness enthusiasts are clamoring to participate in this next phase in fitness.
Sometimes when you’re out there trying to inspire the rest of the world to fitness and wellness, you neglect taking care of business “at home.” We know you can relate to this because we’ve had this conversation with many of you time and again over the years. The cobbler’s children are the last to get shoes, as the old saying goes.
Industry educational conferences offer a wealth of opportunities for training and networking, but if you’re looking for even greater value, you’ll be grateful for these tips on shaving a few bucks from your next conference bill. We asked IDEA Facebook fans for their best advice on not breaking the bank at conventions and trade shows; here’s a summary of their savviest advice:
As we round the corner toward summertime, thoughts of leisurely vacations often drift through the mind. If you’re like most travelers, exercise is probably not on the itinerary. But don’t let your travel plans derail your fitness efforts.
Jade Teta, ND, CSCS, co-founder of Metabolic Effect and co-author of The Metabolic Effect Diet, explains that whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, there’s always time for a workout.
Are you looking for a way to inspire and energize your staff and members? You and your team will find new, motivating ideas and a revitalized sense of purpose, along with the latest training trends, research, equipment, techniques and programs, at 2013 IDEA Personal Trainer Institute™ East in Alexandria, Virginia, February 28–March 3.newsletter_teaser: Are you looking for a way to inspire and energize your staff and members? You and your team will find new, motivating ideas and a revitalized sense of purpose, along with the latest training trends, research, equipment, techniques and programs, at 2013 IDEA Personal Trainer Institute™ East in Alexandria, Virginia, February 28–March 3.
1. Why are checkups important?
Checkups are vital to the early detection and prevention of health problems. Receiving proper treatments and screenings can lead a woman along the right path to a long and healthy life. The frequency of visits should depend on important lifestyle factors, such as diet, activity level, smoking habits and current health conditions.
www.cdc.gov/family/checkup/index.htm; retrieved Aug. 26, 2012.
As any fitness professional can attest, flexibility brings myriad benefits. Less injury, improved performance and increased strength can be chalked up to the ability to touch your toes. However, another type of flexibility is gaining popularity—not in the gym but in the kitchen.
Many of your clients have been tempted to become vegetarians, but the thought of giving up barbecues or mom’s famous meatloaf seems too daunting. Thankfully, becoming a flexitarian can help them to obtain many of the same benefits of vegetarian living without forgoing chicken breasts completely.