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Licensing Debate: Personal Trainers, Group Fitness Instructors

by Ryan Halvorson
The November-December 2008 issue of IDEA Fitness Journal (2008; 5 [10], 16) reported on proposed legislation that would require personal trainers in Washington, DC, to register with the mayor and submit fees biennially. Registered personal ...

Yoga for Plus Sizes

by Lanita Varshell
Use simple modifications to accommodate obese participants.
According to the 2002 IDEA Fitness Programs and Equipment Survey, 85 percent of businesses offer yoga programs. Although yoga can be one of the most accessible and beneficial forms of exercise, obese and morbidly obese people typically do not ...

Kournikova on Biggest Loser: Is She Certified?

by Amanda Vogel, MA
Have you heard? Tennis star Anna Kournikova will be replacing Jillian Michaels as a personal trainer in Season 12 of The Biggest Loser, a hit reality TV show on NBC. Kournikova is expected to be a powerful motivator to Biggest Loser contestants, inspiring ...

Creating a Client-Trainer Blog

by Biray Alsac, MS
Profit Center: Discover how to set up an effective online tool for client behavior change.
Do you have a personal home page operating as an online brochure for your training services? Do you schedule appointments and motivate your clients using e-mail? Do you distribute health information and exercise tips via digital newsletters? Nowadays, ...

Kettlebell Research: What Science Says

by Len Kravitz, PhD
Kettlebells have enjoyed growing popularity as a full-body training tool for improving cardiovascular health and musculoskeletal fitness. Yet for all the enthusiasm among personal trainers, experimental research on the effects of KB training was ...

Can This Psoas Be Saved?

by Katy Bowman, MS
ExRx: Clearing up the confusion about the psoas muscles, which are buried deep in the trunk.
It's no wonder the psoas are so misunderstood. The very process of naming these muscles connecting the top half of the body to the lower half has been a series of errors spanning four centuries. Long before Hippocrates began using the modern Latin term ...

Obese Clients: Are You Meeting Their Real Needs?

by Joy Keller
Do you think obese people are lazy? Weak-willed? Do you get frustrated when they can't do what you ask because their girth gets in the way? If you think you know obese clients, think again. We talked to obese (and formerly obese) consumers-and the ...

10 Exercise Myths

Although some old fitness fictions, such as "no pain, no gain" and "spot reducing" are fading fast, plenty of popular exercise misconceptions still exist. Here are some of the most common exercise myths as well as the not-so-common facts based on ...

How to Help Clients Beat Belly Fat

by Jade Teta, ND
Look beyond the "eat less, exercise more" approach, and learn about hormonal physiology and strategic nutrition.
How many times have you trained a client who couldn't lose weight no matter how hard you trained him or how "clean" he insisted his nutrition was? It's frustrating for both fitness professional and client when the waistline doesn't budge in spite ...

Thoracic Kyphosis: Solutions for Clients

by Justin Price, MA
Excessive thoracic kyphosis is a disproportionate forward rounding or curvature of the middle and upper back, also known as the thoracic spine (Kendall, McCreary and Provance 2005). ETK is an extremely common musculoskeletal imbalance brought on by ...