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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 ...


Kournikova on Biggest Loser: Is She Certified?

by Amanda Vogel, MA
that elevated her to elite-athlete status. But members of the fitness community are wondering: Is this former professional tennis player qualified to be a personal trainer? The fitness industry requires personal trainers ...

Creating a Client-Trainer Blog

by Biray Alsac, MS
Profit Center: Discover how to set up an effective online tool for client behavior change.
for "Web log") as an online journal where authors regularly contribute "posts" (journal entries) about a current topic or a personal experience. According to Technorati, a blog search engine, there were more than 110 million active blogs as of November ...

Licensing Debate: Personal Trainers, Group Fitness Instructors

by Ryan Halvorson
would need to pass a final examination. Trainers and instructors possessing either an associate or bachelor's degree in physical education, exercise science, exercise physiology or adult fitness would be exempt from the ...

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 ...

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.
(lateral flexion). Remember those grade school (old school!)-style sit-ups from the National Fitness Testing program (now known as the President's Challenge Program)? During motions like sit-ups (which, oddly enough, are still part of ...

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 ...

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 ...

10 Exercise Myths

muscle mass and decrease body fat percentage. Exercise Myth 7. Water Fitness Programs Are Primarily for Older People or Exercisers With Injuries. Recent research has shown that water fitness programs can ...

Thoracic Kyphosis: Solutions for Clients

by Justin Price, MA
each day on the entire area. For additional techniques that can help clients with ETK, plus a full reference list, please see "Excessive Thoracic Kyphosis: Much More Than Just Bad Posture" in the online IDEA Library or in the January 2013 issue of IDEA ...