Do you want to transform your group fitness studio into a training ground for speed, agility and power? Get your participants into the game with nine stations equally focused on key athletic principles. Sports conditioning enthusiasts and students looking for a new challenge will be drawn naturally to this format.
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How many times have you
heard students say, “I just don’t have
time to do strength training and yoga” or
“I’d like to try yoga, but I don’t think I can be still for that long”? Take away their excuses with an inspired combination. By adding resistance exercises to yoga,
you create a more active and results-oriented class. This time-efficient format appeals to participants who want both strength and flexibility benefits in one stop.
Visit with two fitness pros who share their personal experiences designing fitness programs for people in wheelchairs.
B Y S A R A H MCK E C H N IE , MA
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ith the United States undergoing a major revolution in the focus of national health care, fitness professionals have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to act as agents of change. In the recent report Healthy People 2010...
Exercise and Substance Abuse
Programming recommendations and exercise considerations for clients in rehabilitation programs.
BY DEBORAH GOEMANS TURNER AND RONALD J. DOUGHERTY, MD
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Several years ago, at the IDEA World Fitness Convention™ session, presenter Michol Dalcourt remarked that young athletes from rural areas tend to perform better on the ice than youth from cities and towns. His assertion: The rural hockey players’ advantage is due to full-body training using low-tech “tools” like heavy logs or hay bales. This workout builds on that concept.
newsletter_teaser: When IDEA presenter Michol Dalcourt coached young ice-hockey players, he discovered that athletes from rural areas often performed better than youth from cities. His assertion: Rural players’ advantage was due to full-body training using low-tech “tools” like heavy logs or hay bales. This workout builds on that concept.
Group fitness participants can’t seem to get enough of creative core and cardiovascular exercises. If you need innovative ideas to challenge your students, this class is for you! It targets core muscles while introducing unique variations of familiar moves.
newsletter_teaser: Group fitness participants can’t seem to get enough of creative core and cardiovascular exercises. If you need innovative ideas to challenge your students, this class is for you! It targets core muscles while introducing unique variations of familiar moves.