Operating Within Yo u r P r o f e s s i o n a l
"Jane Smith" is a 30-year-old female member at your health club. Although she is extremely thin, she exercises for hours at a time. Since becoming a club member, Jane has spent three hours a week with a staff personal trainer, participated in various classes six to seven days a week, used a treadmill for 45 minutes six days a week and li...
Surmounting Industry Challenges
Portrait of an Industry:
The First Industry-Wide Work Satisfaction Study of Fitness Professionals
W H AT M A K E S P E O P L E E N J O Y THE WORK THEY DO? Is it solely the money
they earn, or do other factors have greater impact on job satisfaction? Social scientists have been intrigued by these questions for most of the past century. As we enter the 21st century,...
Intergenerational fitness programs-- BY APRIL DURRETT programs that engage persons of different generations in a fitness activity--serve many purposes. They increase the fitness levels of seniors and the aging baby boom generation and provide an opportunity for parents and children to bond while exercising together. Perhaps more important, they bridge the age...
s fitness facility owners and managers know, it can be challenging to help new members commit to exercise and get the most out of your programs and services. A variety of facilities are now offering introductory group exercise classes to help new members--and those new to group exercise-- feel welcome and successful. Some facilities schedule just one type of intro class. For examp...
I think images like this that are shared on social media motivate people who are already training on an intense level, while they intimidate individuals who are new to exercise or inconsistent about exercising. Such messages can certainly push people to get their best workout, but, professionally speaking, I’ve met several people who pushed themselves too hard and got injured.
Laura KieslingManager, Anytime Fitness Nevada, Iowa
With new evidence demonstrating that certain foods could be as detrimental to our well-being as cigarettes, consumers may find comfort in knowing instantly and unequivocally that a menu item they are about to select has been bestowed with a health halo by a trusted, independent source.
A growing national trend? Over the past couple of years, southern Minnesota grocery stores have been employing licensed dietitians in retail locations to educate shoppers about making better food choices as well as the positive health impact of eating a healthy diet. Services include personal shopping assistance; supermarket tours; cooking demonstrations; blood pressure screenings; and school and community outreach. Have you provided any of these services? Do you plan to?
We’ve seen many activity trends come and go in the fitness industry, but perhaps none quite as “dirty” as the current obsession with mud runs and obstacle races. While some events are milder than others, many could be described as an “ordeal” that also happens to be a workout. For example, you might find yourself slopping through mud, scaling impossibly high verticals and pushing yourself to the limit—physically and mentally.
Some competitors arrive at these rugged, strenuous competitions woefully unprepared and quickly get in over their heads.
newsletter_teaser: We’ve seen lots of activity trends come and go, but perhaps none as “dirty” as the current obsession with mud races. Many events could be described as an “ordeal” that also happens to be a workout. Some competitors are woefully unprepared and get in over their heads. They need our help.
IDEA asked some of it's members how they go about helping clients through their training plateaus. Here are a few of their responses:
Clients who have hit a plateau may need some additional tweaking of their program or lifestyle to get them to progress toward their goals. In my studio, we focus on the trifecta for success: nutrition, stress management and sleep.