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2008 IDEA World Fitness Convention(tm)

by Mary Monroe
Inspiration: Inspiration can be hard to come by when you-re caught up in your daily routine-so break out of it!
California choreographer and hip-hop innovator Milo Levell had been a presenter at fitness conferences in Italy, Russia, Japan and China but had never presented in -his own backyard- until last year-s IDEA World Fitness Convention in San Diego. -My ...

Physiology Refresher

by Catherine Logan, MSPT
Personal Training 101: When was the last time you brushed up on a few basics about the human body?
You can probably remember studying for your certification exam: What is the difference between a strain and a sprain? a tendon and a ligament? an artery and a vein? the sympathetic and the parasympathetic nervous systems? After the exam was over, you ...

Sports Nutrition for Young Athletes

by Pamela Nisevich, MS, RD, LD
Nutrition: Why nutrient deficiencies can spell defeat for kids who compete in sports.
More and more young athletes are seeking personal fitness trainers for specialized workouts. As part of their training, we strive to help these young people become stronger and better able to withstand the rigors of sports competition. But physical ...

How to Be a Great Instructor

by Fred Hoffman, MEd
When teaching the adult learner, create a welcoming, motivating and trusting space.
Most people have been lucky enough to have teachers who left a lasting impression on their lives. Think about one of your favorite mentors or instructors. What made him or her so special? And what can you do to create the same experience in your own ...

A Fun Balance

by Joy Keller
Inspire the World to Fitness-: IDEA member Pam Skinner, MS, and her partner promote Balance Bands as a way to empower kids and their parents to make better food choices.
IDEA member Pam Skinner, who lives in Huntington Beach, California, has always thrived on coming up with novel approaches to motivating her clients and participants. The 25-year fitness industry veteran, who has a master-s degree in recreation ...

The Evolution of Education

Rediscover motivation and movement at the 2008 IDEA Fitness Fusion Conference(tm).
Every once in a while, IDEA member Marsha Futch, MS, personal fitness trainer and wellness coach, needs a vacation from her busy schedule in Kansas City, Missouri. Serving and inspiring others takes energy, passion and dedication, and unless Futch takes ...

Kids in Motion Stay in Motion

Innovative exercise and weight management programs for children mix fun with technology, research and skill to instill lifestyle changes early on.
It-s not exactly a news flash: children are experiencing serious health problems and a poor quality of life. More kids than ever suffer from the effects of poor nutrition and lack of exercise, and the child overweight/obesity rate has nearly tripled over ...

A Five-Alarm Disaster

Just when we thought no more fuel could be added to the already roaring childhood overweight and obesity fire, two research reports published in the December 6 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine have stepped up the call to action to a new level ...

Article Index 2007

Find the information you need to inspire yourself and your clients in our easy-to-use annual index.
A strong benefit of IDEA membership is the top-notch, timely information you glean from our publications. Every article is assigned, edited and vetted in a rigorous collaborative process shared by our editors, authors and other contributors. The magazines ...

10 Leadership Secrets

by Victor Parachin, MDIV
Step beyond the walls of the facility for a look at leadership outside the fitness industry.
In 1964, as Winston Churchill's health was rapidly declining, former President and World War II General Dwight D. Eisenhower went to visit his friend. Eisenhower sat by the former prime minister's bed for a lengthy period of time. Neither man spoke. After ...