Financing Fitness - April 2008 IDEA Fitness Journal
April 2008


2008 IDEA World Fitness Convention™
Inspiration: Inspiration can be hard to come by when you’re caught up in your daily routine—so break out of it!

How To Finance A New Fitness Studio
Create a business plan that will have investors lining up to fund your start-up fitness venture.

Managing Your Money Before It Manages You
Learn how to create healthy fiscal fitness in a debt-burdened world.

Personal Training

Top 6 Lessons For Coaching Runners
Ex Rx: Winning tips for winning races.
Taking SOAP Notes
Ex Rx: Clean up your client documentation using a system favored by the medical community.
Tricks Of The Trade: Q&A
How do you help clients to be “whole people” rather than simply physical beings?

Truly Private Training
Personal Trainer Profile: Giving clients ultimate privacy is the secret to Nicki Anderson’s success.
The Business Of (Relieving) Pain
Personal Trainer Profile: Correcting dysfunction, one client at a time.
Physiology Refresher
Personal Training 101: When was the last time you brushed up on a few basics about the human body?
Tricks Of The Trade
Q&A: “What is the biggest challenge in your personal training career?”


Food For Thought
The latest in nutrition news and science.
Sports Nutrition For Young Athletes
Nutrition: Why nutrient deficiencies can spell defeat for kids who compete in sports.

Group Exercise

Scheduling Variety
Buzz: Meet demands for fun programming with new equipment, props and the great outdoors.
Sample Class: No Equipment Needed
Class Take-Out: Try a unique and effective body-weight workout with no clean-up required.
Guiding New Instructors
Generation Group XYZ: Maureen Hagan, PT, 2006 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year, has the finer points of mentor program administration down to a science.
The Fitness Farm
Ignite: Use these animal-inspired exercises to jazz up your group strength or boot camp class.

How To Be A Great Instructor
When teaching the adult learner, create a welcoming, motivating and trusting space.

In Every Issue

Making News
warm-up Dollars And Sense
The Secret To Client Retention
Career Path: Use a facilitator approach to empower clients and keep them coming back to you.
fitness handout Injury Prevention For New Moms
Teaching What It Means To Be Fit
Icons & Innovators: Whether it’s in Washington, DC, or on national TV, Pamela Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, speaks out for an integrative new approach to medicine, health, fitness and life.


Mind-Body-Spirit News
Wellness news and research from around the world.
Pilates And Breast Cancer: Rebuilding The Foundation
Inner IDEA: A two-phase Pilates program helps breast cancer survivors regain function.