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StepTube: The Next Wave?

by Biray Alsac, MS
Fitness professionals are using online video-sharing to showcase ideas, refine techniques and create an expanded community.
Whoever says step is on its way out apparently is not watching YouTube. Although step has never truly gone away, over the decades we-ve seen its momentum peak and fade and peak again, the choreography advancing with each generation of steppers. Because ...

The New View

by Alexandra Williams, MA
What does the fitness industry look like from the younger generation-s perspective?
About 30 years ago, the first wave of group fitness instructors (known then as aerobics teachers) got their start in an industry yet to be defined. Many of those people are still teaching and training, yet as the industry grows and changes, continuing to ...

Preventing Childhood Obesity

by Natalie Digate Muth, MD, MPH, RD
How can we make our programs more effective?
Three years ago the Institute of Medicine (IOM) issued a call to action in response to the rapidly escalating problem of childhood obesity in the United States. It challenged all stakeholders-the federal government, industry and media, state and local ...

From the Hip: Readers Respond to IDEA Fit Tips and News

Here at the SOMC LIFE Center in Portsmouth, Ohio, we have several different ways to target youth. The minimum age for membership is 14; however, if parents purchase a membership, their children are included and can use the facility (accompanied by a ...

Becoming a Coach: A Roadmap to Training

by Jim Gavin, PhD, Madeleine McBrearty, PhD (candidate)
Weigh all the relevant factors before choosing a coach training program.
The new field of personal or life coaching represents a rich avenue for career development for fitness and wellness professionals. At national and international industry conferences, coaching sessions are on the rise, and significant numbers of ...

2008 IDEA World Fitness Convention(tm)

by Mary Monroe
Movement, music and a passion for health, fitness and wellness will take center stage in July when IDEA members from all over the globe rock Las Vegas.
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.That phrase became one of the most famous city tag lines in history. But this year, for IDEA fitness professionals, what happens in Las Vegas will spread around the globe. -Every year, the IDEA World Fitness ...

Be a Standout Employee

by Alexandra Williams, MA
Maybe it-s the coffee bar employee who always has a smile and knows your favorite drink. Maybe it-s the hotel clerk who follows through to ensure you have all the amenities you need. Or perhaps it-s one of your co-workers who seems to consistently ...

Alliance for a Healthier Generation Making Strides

by Natalie Digate Muth, MD, MPH, RD
Some experts believe that if childhood obesity rates in the U.S. continue to rise, the current generation of kids could become the first in American history to live shorter lives than their parents. To combat this growing epidemic, the American Heart ...

World Fitness Convention to be Held on July 8-12

San Diego - IDEA Health - Fitness Association, the leading membership organization of health and fitness professionals worldwide with more than 22,000 members in over 80 countries, announces the program for the 26th annual IDEA World Fitness ...

Quitters Pay the Price in Extra Pounds

by Ryan Halvorson
Fitness professionals are aware that clients who can-t adhere to an exercise program risk gaining weight, but a study conducted recently by Paul T. Williams of the U.S. Department of Energy-s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory takes a more ...