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Creating a Fitness "Family"

by Kay Cross, MEd
Training for Growth: Retain clients by fostering feelings of fun, freedom, belonging and power.
I have attended clients' weddings, birthday parties, Christmas parties and baby showers and shared their birthday lunches and dinners. I've enjoyed and celebrated life with this special family of people brought together by a common goal of improving ...

How to Change the World in 2009

by Alexandra Williams, MA
More than 35 tools you can use to Inspire the World to Fitness(r) this year.
Happy New Year! This year make it a resolution to bring about global fitness. How can just one person make a difference? It's simple. If all of IDEA's members (and others who read this publication) join together in this mission, our combined efforts can ...

Federal Physical Activity Guidelines Released

by Ryan Halvorson
The United States Department of Health and Human Services recently released its guidelines for physical activity, supported by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the American Heart Association (AHA). The guidelines suggest achieving a ...

Build Your Team

by Darren Jacobson
There are ways to make your team members feel like the million bucks they will bring to your company.
It is said that if you want to be successful, you must surround yourself with great people. One of the most challenging aspects of running your own business is finding great people and then keeping them. For those of you who run businesses larger than ...

The Science of Water: Nature's Most Important Nutrient

by Len Kravitz, PhD
Was your mother right when she told you to drink lots of water before going out to play?
Water is colorless, tasteless and odorless. Because of its numerous and diverse functions in the body, it is often regarded as the most important nutrient. Most people can survive no more than 7 days without water (Williams 2005). Although there is ...

Sweat Couture: A User-s Guide to Performance Apparel

by Mary Monroe
7 trends that are redefining active style in today's exercise clothing and gear.
There's no red carpet for fitness fashion and no Project Runway for gym clothes. But the nearly $30 billion sports apparel scene is hot anyway, driven by active consumers (Baby Boomers especially) and a lot of people who just want to look active. The ...

Teaching CPR and First Aid With a Twist

by April Durrett
While fitness professionals know that it's crucial to stay current on the latest CPR and first-aid information, the challenge is that this type of information can be boring. However, lucky fitness pros in British Columbia get to enjoy the amusing CPR and ...

Feeling Ill? Exercise Dos and Don'ts

You-re tired and achy. You must be getting a cold or maybe even the flu. Should you tell your trainer you need to work extra hard to build up your immunity, shift your workout to a lower intensity or skip exercise altogether until the bout passes? Most of ...

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 ...