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Archive for June 2009

Offering Holistic Health Programming

Your facility has it all—cardiovascular
equipment, free weights,
fitness classes and experienced
personal trainers.You provide
everything anyone could desire for
achieving an optimal physique.However,
youmay bemissing an important opportunity
with your members. Certainly,
physical fitness is vital to overall health,
but it is not the whole story. The mind
plays a crucial role in our well-being, and
mind and body work together in everything
we do.

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2009 IDEA Fitness Programs & Equipment Trends

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2009 IDEA Fitness Programs
& Equipment Trends

How to Read the Numbers

The percentage (%) reflects the
number of survey respondents who
answered yes to a given survey
question. All percentages have been
rounded up at 0.5 and down at 0.4.
Percentages do not necessarily total
100, because of multiple or missing
responses.

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2009 IDEA Fitness Programs & Equipment Trends

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This year our 14th annual survey
went to club owners, fitness
directors and other fitness professionals
in the midst of a
financially unstable economy.While the
fitness market may not be booming, it
seems to be at least stable, which is great
news when businesses all around the
globe are faltering. The really encouraging
aspect of this year’s results is that the
diversity of classes, equipment and programs
offered has continued to increase.

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Sample Class: Yoga Poses at the Wall

Most yoga instructors know how to use straps and blocks to guide students through challenging poses or to teach alignment. Some instructors, however, may not have access to props or, if they do, there may not be enough to go around. There is one piece of “equipment,” however, that often gets underused, and that’s the wall. Consider these suggestions to make the most of the wall in class.

Warm-Up (15 minutes)

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Kravitz on Calorie Burning

As personal trainers, you are continually seeking new and better programs to help clients attain their aerobic activity goals and maximize caloric expenditure in their endurance workouts. To help you better understand fat burning, caloric expenditure and exercise, here are answers to four controversial questions on this subject.

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Step Thrills and Body Bar® Drills

So, your participants are hungry for muscle definition. Meet their needs by integrating cardio and strength in one great workout combining step training with weighted bar drills. This class is wonderful because you can easily personalize it to accommodate your students’ skill level and to vary the focus.

Choose Your Cardio-Strength Ratio

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IDEA Health & Fitness Association Inducted Into National Fitness Hall of Fame

On March 15, IDEA Health & Fitness Association was honored with an induction into the National Fitness Hall of Fame. Award recipients are chosen based on their efforts to help millions of people make lasting, healthy lifestyle improvements. Previous winners
include Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dr. Kenneth Cooper and Jack LaLanne. IDEA’s 2008 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year, Nicki Anderson (center), shown here with Tamilee Webb and Gilad Janklowicz, accepted the award on IDEA’s behalf. “I am grateful to accept this award on behalf of

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Single Thigh Stretch

Footbar position #4, pulleys cover #1, 1 spring

STARTING POSITION

Standing at one side of Reformer facing footbar, one knee resting on carriage, with foot against shoulder rest and hip extended. Other foot on floor slightly in front of pelvis, knee flexed slightly. Arms reaching overhead to hold same-side strap, elbows soft. Spine extended slightly with gaze upward.

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