Yoga teacher-training schools have been subject to state licensure under statutes regulating vocational schools in a few states for some time, but this year has seen a spate of new licensing activity in various states across the country. This growing trend, which has sparked lively debate in the yoga community, reached critical mass recently in New York State.
Richard Simmons has a FIT Kids Rally planned for the steps of City Hall in New York City next month. For details, see below. If you are a local PE teacher or student with good stories about PE success or the need for PE in schools, please contact Anne Czarkowski at firstname.lastname@example.org. She is looking for fitness pros whom Richard can call on with questions during the rally.
Let's Bring Physical Education Back to Our Schools!
In a previous issue of Inner IDEA Body-Mind-Spirit Review, we asked: Where do you see yourself and the wellness industry in 5 years? What changes do you predict, based on present circumstances?
“I envision myself still working in the fitness field, either paid or volunteering.
The November-December 2008 issue of IDEA Fitness Journal (2008; 5 , 16) reported on proposed legislation that would require personal trainers in Washington, DC, to register with the mayor and submit fees biennially. Registered personal trainers would be regulated by the Board of Physical Therapy and would operate within a scope of practice delineated by the board. Now, other states are following suit.
In these increasingly uncertain times, it’s more important than ever to approach your personal and professional finances with an eye toward appreciation. The real measure of character is what you do with what you already have.
Walking the talk is the name of the game in Western Pennsylvania. For the second consecutive year, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield has awarded $125,000 in grants to nine area schools to help fight childhood obesity.
The “Highmark Challenge for Healthier Schools” funds school programs that address better nutrition choices and physical activity among children. The grants were aw...
Instead of visiting the gym alone, Joe Duffy and his wife exercise twice a week with a group of seven to nine people and a personal trainer.
Though it sounds like an oxymoron — personal training in a group? — it is a growing trend at large health clubs and small gyms. A survey by the IDEA Health and Fitness Association, an organization for fitness professionals, showed that 71 percent ...
IDEA Health & Fitness Association, the world's leading membership organization of health and fitness professionals with more than 22,000 members in over 80 countries, gets fiscal by helping fitness professionals fine-tune their businesses and budgets in the latest issue of IDEA Fitness Journal.
Increasingly, fitness professionals are seeking to work for themselves. Early d...
Foods that may provide a health benefit beyond basic nutrition, identified as functional foods, are becoming a key part of everyday life, according to a new article appearing in Food Technology, a publication of the Institute of Food Technologists.
In 2006 researchers investigating the interaction between the brain, behavior and the immune system found that simply anticipating a mirthful laughter boosted health-protecting hormones. Now, 2 years later, the same researchers have found that the anticipation of a positive laughter experience also reduces