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Archive for August 2005

Yoga Inspires Hip-Hop Fans, Plus-Size Participants

Yoga is in the house. Just when you thought every variation of yoga had hit the market, hip-hop yoga programs are reaching out to attract more new audiences. Russell Simmons, hip-hop pioneer and cofounder of Def Jam Records, has produced Yoga Live™, a series of yoga programs set to hip-hop music. “If yogis were the only people in America who could vote,” Simmo…

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Rubs That Rub You the Right Way

In the world of barbequing, there is a new rub: Mixed, dried herbs and spices are replacing liquid marinades as the busy griller’s choice. Although these rubs may not tenderize meat as well as an overnight marinade soak, they can impart a lot of flavor in short order. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your rubs:
Basic Rub Recipe. Mix together 1 teaspo…

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Real Fitness, Real People

Bryce Jackson was on his soapbox. Again. His wife, Jennifer, listened patiently as Jackson, IDEA Master Personal Fitness Trainer and owner of Real Fitness in Portland, O…

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Creative Education

1988 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year Candice Copeland Brooks is fondly remembered by many IDEA members as one of the best (and only) professional resources during …

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Help for Low-Back Pain

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BY CATHERINE FISCELLA, MSPT

Help for Low-Back Pain
These Pilates-based exercises can be a safe and effective alternative for clients with lumbarspine disorders.
B Y AT H E R I N E F I S C E L L A ,
Are your clients complaining of back pain, or do they describe themselves as having a “bad back?” If so, their complaints are not uncommon. The Mayo Clinic recently reported that 4 out of 5 adul…

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Top 10 Global Food Trends

Here is a peek at some major worldwide food trends that recently caught the editors’ attention at Food Technology magazine:

1. The Quick Fix. Fewer side dishes and less time spent preparing meals are just two more signs that fast food rules—even at home!

2. Drive and Go. Takeout service is increasing, especially at upscale, full-service res…

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Respecting Your Boundaries

Legal & Risk Management
By Sean Riley, MS, JD

Respecting Your Boundaries
Always remember, your job is to design exercise programs– not to treat, diagnose or prescribe. Study after study has demonstrated that regular physical activity is important to good health. In an attempt to promote clients’ well-being, personal fitness trainers (PFTs) may find themselves involved in activities that can blur…

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You Don’t Say . . .

Technology
By Joe Dysart

You Don’t Say . . .
With today’s voice recognition software, you can stick the keyboard where it belongs. Are your hands more comfortable pumping iron than fiddling with a computer keyboard? If so, you may want to consider using your voice as the primary way to navigate on your personal computer. For about $200, you can upgrade your PC and other devices with cutting-edge …

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Operation Organization

Synergistic Systems
By Kay L. Cross, MEd

Operation Organization
Don’t wait for spring to make a clean sweep of your working environment! If someone peered into your car, file cabinets, kitchen pantry, laundry room or closet, what would they assume about you? Would they guess that you are always in a hurry, loaded down with too much stuff and barely holding your act together in the public eye? Or …

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IDEA Data Show Business Is Booming

Trainer Survey
By Patricia Ryan, MS

IDEA Data Show Business Is Booming
New data reveal the expansion of training into new skills and new opportunities.

PERSONAL TRAINING GROWS INTO SMALL GROUPS
% of respondents offering program
Total of All Respondents Health Clubs and YMCAs PFTs in Client Homes PFT Gyms

n (number) personal training (one-to-one) personal training (2 clients share) personal trai…

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