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5 Fascinating Facts We Learned on IDEA FitFeed This Week

by , Judy Meyer
It's a simple formula. Our gear reviews direct you to the perfect products. Our rewards program gives you ShopYourWay(r) points for exercise. At FitStudio, every workout means more. Week: 11/15/14 to 11/21/14 Staying up to date on the latest ...

5 Tools Clubs and Studios Should Be Using on Facebook

Facebook is one of the largest online social networking sites, with over 1.11 billion users, making it the platform of choice to reach consumers. With 71% of online adults using Facebook and 63% of those users logging on at least once a day, ...

Evolve Your Yoga Lesson Plans

by Joy Keller
Somatic Health: These 5 tips will keep your yoga classes contemporary, smart and challenging.
How many times do you design your yoga class in your head on the way to the studio? While you may get by with this approach, it can't always prepare you for the unpredictable variables you may encounter in class. On the other hand, you don't want to fall ...

Healthy Diet, Healthy Skin

by Martina M. Cartwright, PhD, RD
Nourishment: Diets rich in certain nutrients may boost youthfulness from the inside out.
The skin is the body's largest organ, accounting for 20% of body weight and serving primarily as a physical barrier against microorganisms, ultraviolet (UV) light, abrasions, dehydration and pollution. Loaded with sensory nerve endings, skin regulates ...

The Elephant in Your Brain

by John Berardi, PhD, Krista Scott-Dixon, PhD
Health Coach: How do you inspire both hemispheres of the brain?
We all like to assume that we're rational, logical beings who make well-considered decisions based on a careful review of all the available evidence. But in the groundbreaking book Switch (Crown 2010), authors and brothers Chip and Dan Heath liken the ...

Teaching Through Sadness

by Krista Popowych, BHK
Feature: A combination of self-care and focus on others can help you stay professional during tough times.
It's one of those days. It's bleak and cold outside, and my mom just called to let me know that my dad left on another biweekly, 10-hour bus trip to the cancer clinic for treatment. I am driving to the studio to instruct an early-morning cardio blitz ...

Helping a Client With Gait Dysfunction

by Ryan Halvorson
Client Transformation: A personal trainer helps his client improve her ability to walk and move forward with other activities of daily living.
Client: Carol Ann Personal Trainer: Eric Taylor, owner, Taylor Made Training Location: St. Simons Island, Georgia Origin. At age 67, Carol Ann knew she needed help. She longed to improve her health and fitness, but a dysfunction in her gait ...

5 Fascinating Facts We Learned on IDEA FitFeed This Week

by Jessica L. Cline
Week: 11/8/14 to 11/14/14
Staying up to date on the latest health and fitness news is important for all health and fitness professionals, but the constant stream of new information can make this challenging. That is where IDEA FitFeed comes into play. This ...

Understanding Iron-Deficiency Anemia - Sports Anemia

by , Amelia M. Weaver, Len Kravitz, PhD
Research: Endurance exercise does not make people anemic, but it can deplete the body's iron stores.
The causes and consequences of iron-deficiency anemia (IDA) generate a lot of interest and discussion in the fitness industry. After all, IDA can degrade exercise capacity and health status (Schumacher et al. 2002), and adult endurance ...

Resistance Training Periodization in Women: New Insight for Training Design

by Len Kravitz, PhD, Nick Beltz, MS
Research: How shifting the timing of exercises and workouts can improve muscular strength.
Periodization offers a specific strategy for helping women get stronger with resistance training. It has been well documented that appropriate resistance training can help people across a broad range of ages, fitness levels and health statuses. ...