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Teaching in Other Countries: What Does It Take? Problem Solver

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Teaching in Other Countries: What Does It Take?

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I would love to travel to other countries, teaching fitness classes as I go. I’ve heard of so many instructors who have done this that I know it is possible. But I’m not sure where to begin. What does it entail besides having experience, strong teaching skills and a good fitness knowledge base? I would be grateful for any advi…

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Maximizing Motivation, Minimizing Fear

Maximizing Motivation, Minimizing Fear
By Kymberly Williams-Evans, MA

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omething is amiss in our industry. Despite constant confirmation that physical activity improves health, our population is getting less and less fit. According to retention and adherence expert Rod Dishman, PhD, head of the exercise psychology lab at the University of Georgia, exercise habits haven’t changed much in the past…

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Ready to Hop on Board?

Ready to Hop on Board?
By Tina Anderson

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re you a trend spotter who likes to be on the cutting edge of each new fitness modality? Or do you need to be convinced that a trend is valid before you embrace it? Either way, it’s time to focus your attention on the core board, which is taking the concept of functional core training to new

What Exactly Is the Core Board?
The new core board pr…

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The New Tolerable Upper Intake Levels

It used to be that food was our sole source of vitamins and minerals. Today, nutrients can be obtained by consuming all kinds of supplements and a wide range of fortified foods, from cereals and juices to breads and energy bars. With all these choices at hand, it can get tricky figuring out how much…

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ADA Conference Highlights

February 2002 idea health & fitness sourceDoes my BMI really matter? Will I be able to lose the weight I gained during my pregnancy? How do I know if the supplements I’m taking really do what the packaging says they will do?

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Working Out Through Menopause

For many women, menopause is uncomfortable. Drops in estrogen levels can trigger mood swings, hot flashes, weight gain, sleep loss or fatigue. Menopause is also associated with an increased risk for osteoporosis and heart disease. The good news? Research shows that exercise can help. Karen Bram, a fitness professional in Gainesville, Florida, lists some good reasons to work out during this life stage and offers tips on how to approach an exercise program.

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Top 10 Tax-Planning Ideas for Fitness Professionals and Health Club Owners

If you’re like many taxpayers, you’re probably just starting to prepare your 2001 income taxes. Unfortunately, many people create unnecessary headaches for themselves by waiting until the last minute to do their taxes. While year-end tax planning can help you significantly reduce your tax liabilities, the secret to tax-saving success is year-round planning. The sweeping tax law changes passed under the 2001 Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act (EGTRRA) illustrate why you need to stay on top of your tax planning.

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Ready to Hop on Board?

What Exactly Is the Core Board?

The new core board program and equipment developed by Reebok offer users three-dimensional motion on an oblong platform. The platform has feet that hold the board in place on the floor while the platform itself reacts to movement. Participants must adjust their balance in response to the

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Maximizing Motivation, Minimizing Fear

Something is amiss in our industry. Despite constant confirmation that physical activity improves health, our population is getting less and less fit. According to retention and adherence expert Rod Dishman, PhD, head of the exercise psychology lab at the University of Georgia, exercise habits haven’t changed much in the past 15 years. Dishman’s research indicates that 50 percent of new exercisers still drop out within six months of starting

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Teaching in Other Countries: What Does It Take?

Q:I would love to travel to other countries, teaching fitness classes as I go. I’ve heard of so many instructors who have done this that I know it is possible. But I’m not sure where to begin. What does it entail besides having experience, strong teaching skills and a good fitness knowledge base? I would be grateful for any advice you can offer!

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