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Archive for February 2006

Focus on Your Craft

If you ever get the opportunity to speak with Rob Glick, you’ll discover he has a way of making you feel as though you were the only other person in the room—even if there are 200 others. It’s this down-to-earth, focused way of connecting that makes Glick, who i…

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World Tai Chi and Qigong Day

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day will be held April 29, 2006, the last Saturday in April. This global event will include participants in 60 nations and hundreds of cities. Its purpose is to bring media attention to the potential benefits of tai chi and qigong (chi kung) and to publicize the growing body of medical research that substantiates these benefits.
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Sample Class: Core Circuit Training

According to the 2005 IDEA Fitness Programs & Equipment Survey, 56% of respondents offer circuit classes, while 63% offer core conditioning. “Core Circuit” provides a great way to reap the benefits of both activities in a single session. This class uses closed-chained…

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Pilates Tops the 10 Million Mark

More than 10.5 million people practiced Pilates in the United States in 2004, according to the most recent SUPERSTUDY® of Sports Participation, conducted by American Sports Data Inc. This represents a 500 percent growth rate in the past 4 years. By all indications, the Pilates market shows no signs of slowing down and is rapidly increasing its global presence.

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Men on Mats

Core conditioning is attractive to men, but they want to feel successful and most of them are not interested in swift, dance-based movements.

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Rev Up Your Own Workout

You’re constantly fine-tuning and progressing your clients’ workouts, but are you so focused on helping others that you sometimes forget to keep your own workouts exciting? Get inspired by what your colleagues are doing to modify their exercise programs.

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