Question of the Month

by Shirley Archer, JD, MA on Aug 23, 2012

Mind-Body-Spirit News

In different parts of the world, certain fitness trends are more popular than others. In your country, have mind-body fusion classes—for example, those that blend Pilates with boxing or drumming—grown in popularity? Or do your participants prefer “pure” mind-body programs, like classical yoga? Please share information about whether or not mind-body fusion classes are popular in your country, and if so, what types of programs are popular and why. Share your responses with editor Sandy Todd Webster,

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Shirley Archer, JD, MA

Shirley Archer, JD, MA IDEA Author/Presenter

Shirley Archer, JD, MA, was the 2008 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year and is IDEA's mind-body-spirit spokesperson. She is a certified yoga and Pilates teacher and an award-winning author based in Los Angeles, California, and Zurich, Switzerland. Two of her books, The Walking Deck and The Strength and Toning Deck, are now featured as iPhone apps. Contact her at