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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 ...

Help to Create a Wellness Program for Your Local Schools

by Jennie McCary, MS, RD, LD
This step-by-step guide can be your blueprint for implementing a new government mandate to improve the diets and exercise habits of students in your district!
.qx_body -margin-bottom:15px;- In the fight against childhood obesity, the school environment has received a good deal of attention because of its potential to influence a large number of school-aged children and their families. This school year, a new ...

An IDEA that caught on

Health and fitness association begun in a spare bedroom 25 years ago has assumed leadership role internationally
Twenty-five years ago, in the days of pink leg warmers and -Go for the burn- motivation, the fitness industry was professionally out of shape. There were no ethical standards, few safety guidelines and minimal organization. A buff bod and perky ...

Working with Diabetic Clients

by Peggy Kraus, MA
A look at the exercise implications and contraindications when working with clients who suffer from type 1 and type 2 diabetes, hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia.
Look around your exercise floor. Although there are no outward or telltale signs, it is likely that several of your members or clients have some form of diabetes. It is also likely that many of these people either are unaware of their condition or have ...