A Bright Past; An Integrative Future

With this issue, we close IDEA’s historic 25th anniversary year. The past several months have been a time for reminiscing, celebrating and planning new ways to make your membership experience more value-driven and fulfilling than ever. As we enter yet another holiday season, we are cognizant of how quickly a year (or a quarter century, for that matter!) can speed by; and we are mindful of savoring every day that we live our dream of serving in such a fantastic industry. So much has changed over the 21/2 decades, but the one constant we’ve always been able to count on is the generous, effervescent spirit that the health and fitness community exudes. It feeds us and the IDEA staff and keeps our creative furnaces stoked. It’s a tremendous vortex of energy with limitless potential!

Speaking of the changes we’ve seen in the industry over the past many years, none is more striking than the revolution shaping the body-mind and wellness arena. We live in a world that is beginning to embrace the concept of holistic health—of personal responsibility for individual wholeness. We see wholeness as a circle consisting of three equal segments; a puzzle that is incomplete without balance among the triad of a fit body, a fit mind and a fit spirit. We witnessed this firsthand at our second Inner IDEA Conference, held at La Quinta Resort in Palm Springs, California, in September. Here are a few things we observed and talked to attendees about—things that give us very high hopes for the future:

  • There is a movement toward a hybrid instructor—what Pamela Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, described as an “integrative fitness professional.” Peeke helped set the tone for the conference with her keynote presentation, “Minding the Molecules of Mental Motion: The New Science of Mind-Body-Spirit Healing.” Physical movement represents infinite opportunities for mental and spiritual motion,” she said. “The self is magnificent in its ability to heal and live well—and it all begins with the mind.” She was emphatic in communicating that there is no body-mind connection; rather it is all the same, and always has been. She cautioned the audience against separating the two and called for a continued holistic approach to self-care. “The healing process is constant and dynamic,” she said. “The brain is plastic and can change. Humans have the power of neurogenesis. It takes 1 month to carve out a new neuropathway. This is exciting news for agents of change like each and every one of you.”

  • The interest in coaching and positive psychology was noticeably stronger this year. Professionals are looking for nuances in client behavior that can assist in knocking down the mental hurdles that make success seem unattainable.

  • Like never before, we sensed a powerful wave of community among the Inner IDEA audience of mindful, wellness-oriented, nonjudgmental professionals.

  • Conscious movement was well represented. Many attendees deepened their understanding of physical presence in sessions demonstrating the physical capabilities that can blossom from moving with intention. The options presented high value: Gyrotonic® exercise, Pilates, Nia, yoga, integrative movement and aquatic sessions all highlighted ways to support the human body.

For complete coverage of the event, turn to page 92 for senior editor Joy Keller’s wrap-up story, or visit her blog at www.inneridea.com.

As long as we are on a body-mind wavelength, it would be negligent not to point out the very special, up-close-and-personal article, “Romana Kryzanowska: Pilates Living Legend” by Rosalind Gray Davis, on page 102. The 84-year-old remains passionate about Pilates and still travels the world teaching clients and instructors of all ages. Romana uses her gift to motivate the next generation of teachers. She believes that the prerequisites for being a good instructor are excellent training, a comprehensive background and substantive experience, but she feels it is also vital for a top-notch teacher to be intuitive and instinctive within the framework that Joseph Pilates created.

Finally, if you need to brush up on your knowledge of special populations—specifically power training for older adults, working with diabetic clients, or women and heart disease—don’t miss the CEC section beginning on page 36. If you haven’t seen it already in your own business or facility, the numbers in the 2007 IDEA Fitness Programs & Equipment Survey bear witness to the fact that the legions of clients considered “special populations” pretty much fill the entire roster these days. Your knowledge will continue to get more and more specialized for your chosen niche. Staying up with the latest research and program design for your clients’ safety (and your reputation as a professional) is mandatory.

We and the staff wish you a very happy and safe holiday season. We are anticipating 2008 with gusto!

Kathie and Peter Davis

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