Motivation: Getting Your Game On - August 2012 IDEA Fitness Journal
August 2012
Motivation: Getting Your Game On
What video games teach us about motivating clients.


The Fast-Food Fallacy
Why slow food beats fast food hands-down as the true value meal.
The Significant 7: Principles Of Functional Training For Mature Adults
Take an educated, purposeful approach when designing programs for a special population that is growing in size and needs focused attention.
HIIT Vs. Continuous Endurance Training: Battle Of The Aerobic Titans
A look at the science of high-intensity interval training.

Personal Training

Creating A Profitable Fitness Franchise
Discover the ingredients you need to turn your fitness business into a recipe for success.
A New Twist To An Old Cardio Training Practice
The talk test may be a breath of fresh air for future measurements of intensity.
Diaphragmatic Breathing’s Influence On Core Stability And Neck Pain
Improving poor breathing patterns can go a long way toward helping clients excel in their physical pursuits.

Group Exercise

Sample Class: Jump Rope Circuit
Create a total-body workout using three simple pieces of equipment.
The Pros And Cons Of Being A Hobby Instructor
Part-time status doesn’t necessarily go hand in hand with lack of professionalism.
Core Strength With Kettlebells
Try these basic moves to add variety to your next class.


Recipe For Great Summer Skin
Diet and exercise create a glow you can’t get from a bottle.
3 Thinking Shifts To Help Your Overweight Clients Get On Track
How to turn flexibility, social interaction and wellness vision into a winning fitness strategy.
How Friends Influence Weight
Studies find we mimic the habits of our closest companions.


How Can Clients Keep Their New Year’s Resolutions?
Good intentions aren’t enough. So what works?
The Psychology Of Biofeedback
Using biofeedback tools in the training environment can help clients develop self-motivation and exercise adherence.
Mindfulness Practice: Empowering Fragmented Teens To Become Whole
Through innovative programs, youth discover their inner selves, face fears and embrace personal power.


Eating Or Fasting For Fat Loss: A Controversy Resolved
Italian study weighs the value of breakfast before exercise.
Resistance Training Improves Mental Health
Research is proving that your mind and body can be significantly improved with resistance training.
Fat Burning Update
What science says on the latest claims about weight loss supplements.

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