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Row the Right Way

We can all assume that we know how to row, but if you're serious about getting strong while keeping your shoulders healthy, you may just wan...

Letter From the Editor

My love of food, cooking and nutrition runs deep and is very personal. Few people know the journey I took to arrive at what I consider my blessed, but hard-earned good health. The bottom line: It wa...

Exercise and Academic Improvement

Studies have shown that students who are physically active tend to test better academically. Recently, researchers from the University of Madrid tested for possible associations between certain types ...

Sample Class: Add It Up!

There are several ways to define “functional training,” but essentially it involves moving the body through different planes of ...

Sample Class: Farmhand Fitness

Several years ago, I attended an IDEA World Fitness Convention™ session led by Michol Dalcourt, director of the Institute of Motion. D...

Sample Class: Functional Strength for Older Adults

Baby Boomers are constantly bombarded with promises to lift, tighten and rejuvenate their bodies and “turn back the clock.” Truthfully, fitness professionals can roll back the clock for ol...

Artificial Sweeteners Can Change Your Gut's Microbiota

A new study shows that the widespread use of artificial sweeteners in drinks and food may cause certain gut bacteria to induce glucose intol...

From the Couch to Conditioning

Youth are flocking to fitness classes as parents face concerns over inactivity, obesity, sports injuries and performance. Instructors are le...

Fascinating Facts About Fascia

Fascia has been enjoying the limelight as one of the hottest topics in the fitness industry. But after the dust has settled, will fitness and wellness professionals still be scratching their heads and...

Sample Class: Step R.I.S.E (Reinvented Interval Step Experience)

While step training’s popularity has ebbed and flowed since its heyday in the 1990s, it continues to have die-hard followers (and in...

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