Do you get bored lying on the beach sipping mimosas? Would you rather spend your time focusing on reaching your health and fitness goals? If you want a one-of-a-kind experience, check out the selection of fitness-focused vacations available around the world.
How accurate is that fitness tracker you spent $100 on? Why do Bolivians reject fast food restaurants? Is obesity a disease? These are just a few of the interesting tidbits you can pick up from following IDEA FitFeed. Enhance your career by staying up to date on the latest health and fitness news. FitFeed collates the top new web stories—from The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, BBC News, The Huffington Post, Mindbodygreen.com, Ideafit.com and many other top news sources—in one convenient location.newsletter_teaser: How accurate is that fitness tracker you spent $100 on? Why do Bolivians reject fast food restaurants? Is obesity a disease? These are just a few of the interesting tidbits you can pick up from following IDEA FitFeed.
If you want to stay up to date on the latest news in the health and fitness world, IDEA FitFeed can help. FitFeed pulls top headlines and articles being shared by fitness professionals around the web and makes them available in one convenient resource.
Let’s face it. Although humans are creatures of habit, if we don’t make exercise fun and mix it up every once in a while we are not going to stick with it. One way to keep workouts fresh and fun is to develop unique programming that cannot be found elsewhere. Freshen up your tool box and get creative class ideas at the IDEA World Fitness Convention™ August 7-11 in Los Angeles. There are loads of orignial sessions from which you can cull class ideas. Here are a few examples:
Have you kept up with IDEA FitFeed? It is a great tool fitness professionals can use to keep up on the latest health and fitness news from around the world. In the past week FitFeed has included articles ranging from topics such as Ways to Make Running Fun to Top Superfoods for Healthy Weight Loss. These headlines are generated from news articles being shared across the web by fit pros. If you are just joining us, you can catch up on last week’s top stories here.
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.