All forms of personal training are on the rise, as evidenced by 4-year data trends revealed in the 2003 IDEA Fitness Programs & Equipment Survey.
If you haven’t yet explored partner or small group training options for your business, perhaps now is the time.MORE WHAT’S NEW, P. 8IDEA PERSONAL Trainer January | 2004 4 what’s new
Although many personal trainers are well educated and provide clients with safe, effective training, the same cannot be said for all trainers. You may even work with some clients who are “recovering” from sessions with an incompetent or unsafe trainer.
Your clients are perfectly healthy if they have blood pressure readings of 120 over 80, right? Not necessarily. These readings now fall into the prehypertensive category, according to new guidelines by The Joint National Committee (JNC) on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Treatment of High Blood Pressure published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), May 21.
Walking Intensity and Bone Mineral Density
Fogleman, K.M., Borer, K.T., & Sowers, M.R. 2003. Walking intensity stimulates increases in BMD in post-menopausal women. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 35 (5, Supplement), Abstract 95.
Menopause is often associated with a loss in bone mineral density (BMD). Although exercise has been shown to increase BMD in postmenopausal women, the exact mechanism is presently unclear, as are the intensity and types of exercise that will elicit this response.
Survey Says . . .exercise“Which of the following physical activities do people consider effective ways to stay fit and healthy?”
Online survey sponsored by W.L. Gore & Associates, makers of GORE-TEX waterproof/breathable fabric and conducted by Harris Interactive on 2,100 respondents
In an article in the December 23, 2002, issue of the Los Angeles Times, Martin Miller reported that tens of thousands of Americans over 50 participate in organized team sports. He also stated that, considering that almost 21 million baby boomers are expected to turn 50 over the next 5 years, the number of such leagues may grow considerably.