Overcoming Barriers to Exercise
There are many factors that motivate people to start exercising. And there are just as many reasons that they stop! Overcoming the barriers that clients face is a critical part of training success. Here are some strategies to help:
Creating Inclusivity in Fitness Spaces
When fit pro fail to acknowledge racism, homophobia and other systems of oppression, we fail in creating inclusivity in fitness spaces.
Are You Ready For Smart Workout Clothes?
A research breakthrough increases the likelihood that sensors in smart workout clothes will soon provide valuable performance data.
Low-Impact Cardio Helps Expectant Moms
New findings show that doing low-impact cardio at least three times per week in the second trimester of pregnancy can help sleep.
Three Pillars of Mental Health
Recent research findings identify these three healthy behaviors as predictive of good mental health and well-being among young adults.
Standing Core Exercise
Standing core exercise is a great way to target, well, almost everything! These fast, effective options are creative and fun.
Does Oatmeal Raise Blood Sugar?
Millions of Americans spoon up oatmeal for breakfast. It seems oatmeal does raise blood sugar but the effects depend on the type of oat.
Vibration Training Improves Strength in Stroke Survivors
Fitness professionals who incorporate vibration training into their programs may have value for those coping with stroke.
Is Nutrition Research Too Cozy With the Industry?
Do you still have confidence in nutrition research and believe it can steer us toward the optimal way to eat?
Pig’s Blood for Protein?
Food scientists have devised a way to produce a flavorless protein powder from pig’s blood, a byproduct of pork meat production.
Corrective Exercise Success Story
Retired teacher and baseball fan Leta found corrective exercise and functional aging specialist Damien Joyner to help her with her fitness.
May 2021 Question of the Month: Breathwork Practices
As a fitness professional, are you offering any breathwork practices? If yes, are you a yoga professional, or offering from other modalities?
IDEA Member Spotlight: May-June 2021
Meet three IDEA members and personal trainers who truly shine: Shannon Briggs, Jane Nash and Siri Chilazi.
Breathwork Gaining Popularity
Breathing programs are entering the mainstream, as breathwork was named one of the top seven trends to influence wellness in 2021 and beyond.
Food in Media is Low Quality
The film industry didn’t get the memo about the importance of promoting healthy eating habits and food in media.
Fitness Levels Predict Less-Severe COVID-19
Higher cardiorespiratory fitness levels correlate to a lower risk of hospitalization for those who get COVID-19, according to a study.
Addressing Exercise Barriers
To assist clients in adhering to exercise routines, fitness pros need to have a system to help clients overcome exercise barriers.
The Psoriasis-Fitness Connection
Young men with the lowest fitness levels had a 35% higher risk of developing psoriasis than those with the highest fitness levels.
Innovate Your Fitness Career
IDEA World Virtual will feature more than 100 workshops, lectures and workouts led by industry experts to help your fitness career thrive.