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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: 12/20/14 to 12/26/14 It is essential for fitness ...

How to Choose a Retirement Planner

by Pete McCall, MS
Working with a financial planner can help you make sense of the retirement plans that apply to you and help you identify the best solutions for your needs, says Taylor Schulte, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER(r) and founder of Define Financial in San Diego. " ...

How do you establish relationships with and get referrals from medical professionals?

In a recent "Tricks of the Trade" column, IDEA asked some of its members how they establish relationships with and get referrals from medical professionals. Here are a few of their answers. How do you establish relationships with and get referrals from ...

Social Media and Body Image: A Complicated Relationship

by Amanda Vogel, MA
Unless fitness professionals use awareness and conscious action, #fitspo may be a "perfect storm" for negativity, comparison and self-loathing.
If you regularly use social media such as Facebook and Instagram, you will have noticed posts plugging fitness by way of body-conscious photos and memes meant to get people moving. For example: a picture of a gorgeous bikini-clad woman with the ...

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: 12/13/14 to 12/19/14 Staying up to date on the latest ...

How Poor is U.S. Diet Quality?

by Sandy Todd Webster
Though people in the U.S. have done well to improve their diets by reducing trans fat intake, overall dietary quality remains poor and disparities continue to widen among socioeconomic and racial/ethnic groups, according to a new study from Harvard School ...

Check Out What's New at IDEA!

by Peter Davis, CEO, Kathie Davis
Happy 2015! We hope you had a wonderful holiday season with family and friends and are as excited as we are about the prospect of what this new year has in store. The IDEA Tribe here at our San Diego headquarters has been very busy planning our 2015 ...

Get an Edge on Training at the 2015 IDEA Personal Trainer Institute(tm)

by Mary Monroe
East Coast: February 25-27, Alexandria, Virginia West Coast: April 16-19, Seattle
Are you just starting a training business? Do you want to expand your training team or your programming? Would you like to build a stronger reputation for delivering extraordinary results? Is it time to develop a new market specialty area and multiply ...

How to Work With an Overweight Client

by Ryan Halvorson
Client Success Story: Compassion, kindness and patience are keys to inspiring success in an overweight client.
Client: Kerry Personal Trainer: Sue D'Alonzo, owner, SueDFit-Workout Personal Training and Health Coaching Location: Pinole, California Inspired by fear. Kerry was afraid when she first reached out to personal trainer Sue D'Alonzo in March 2013. The ...

How Constructive Criticism Makes You a Better Instructor

by , Kelly James-Enger
Skills and Drills: Embrace feedback as a gateway to a successful career.
Several weeks ago, a fellow instructor who has more experience than I do "called me out" on my dead lifts. She said that as she walked by the studio during my Les Mills BODYPUMP(tm) class, she noticed my questionable form. Her suggestion (after asking me ...