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Archive for July 2010

Mindful Weight Loss Program

Mindfulness is the process of paying attention both to inner cues (thoughts, emotions and sensations) and to the environment. Mindfulness-based weight loss programs are a recent arrival on the scene, but research suggests they have much to offer chronically unsuccessful dieters. One such program is the Mindful Eating and Living (MEAL) program at the University of New Mexico Center for Life Integrative Medicine Specialty Clinic.

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3 Tips for Super Subbing

Your goal as a group fitness leader is to provide consistent, quality service each time you teach. When circumstances prevent you from appearing in your regularly scheduled time slot, however, responsibility for creating positive experiences falls on substitute teachers, commonly called “subs.” The following tips will help you prepare both subs and class participants for a positive subbing experience in a nonideal situation.

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Exercising in the Heat

Exercising in the heat can endanger health and impede exercise performance. Hot and humid days pose a particular risk: when it’s humid, the ability to dissipate heat is minimized, which can ultimately lead to heat exhaustion and heat stroke. The two most important things your clients can do to prepare themselves for their summer outdoor training sessions are hydrate and acclimatize.

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To Our Family of ACE-certified Fitness Professionals…

Welcome to the first co-branded issue of IDEA Fitness Journal! For the past several months, we’ve been telling you about some exciting changes on the horizon, and now that day is finally here. In our 25-year history, we have never wavered in our commitment to finding new and more effective ways to enhance and increase the amount of information and education we offer our ACE-certified professionals.

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