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Archive for August 2009

New Report: Fitness Programs & Equipment Trends

This year the 14th annual IDEA Fitness Programs & Equipment Trends survey went to club owners, program 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 have been faltering.

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Flow to Health and Happiness, Part Two

In the last issue of Inner IDEA Body-Mind-Spirit Review, this column introduced the concept of flow, defined as “a state of complete absorption in a complex and challenging activity that stretches one’s skills,” and how it enhances overall well-being.

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Teaching Pilates Mat Work, Part 1

“It is the spirit that builds the body.” This quote from 18th century German poet Friedrich Schiller was displayed–in its original language–in Joseph Pilates’ New York studio for more than 50 years.

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