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Jessica Cline

Jessica is an Editorial Assistant at IDEA Health and Fitness Association. She graduated from Colorado State University with a BA in journalism and a BS in health and exercise science. She has a GFI certification from ACE and is working on a Health Coach certification. Jessica is a long distance runner who has competed in half and full marathons. She enjoys running, hiking, walking her dog, horse back riding and any outdoor activities.

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Creative Ideas That Inspire

January 19, 2015

DynaSpin, found at Fitworks in Beaver-creek, Ohio, combines Spinning® and dynamic movements into an inclusive, full-body workout. The class starts with 30 minutes of indoor cycling before segueing into 30 minutes of dynamic movements that utilize fitness toys, including BOSU® Balance Trainers, battle ropes, TRX® Suspension TrainersTM and more.

Located at the Om Factory in New York City, Budokon® Yoga blends martial arts and yoga to incorporate more strength and agility. The class follows a hatha style, but works with an athletic flow.

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Creative Ideas That Inspire

December 11, 2014

At Hot Feet Fitness in Burien, Washington, members break a sweat with Hot Feet Fitness. ThThis 21-minute, high-intensity class takes place in a 100° Fahrenheit room with 40% humidity.

Located in West Hollywood, California, Best U Studio offers a unique circuit class that blends Pilates, barre, dance and a weighted U bar. Best U focuses on strength, breathing, control and centering. The weighted bar also helps attendees improve their balance and coordination.

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Creative Ideas That Inspire

October 23, 2014

Ageless Champions Boot Camp, offered at Inwood Athletic Club in Joliet, Illinois, focuses on improving strength, balance, agility, mobility and stability in people over 50. The class is held four times a week for 45 minutes, and each day focuses on a different ability. Twice a week participants use a TRX® Suspension TrainerTM; once a week they focus solely on flexibility and balance; and once a week they do outdoor agility training.

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Creative Ideas That Inspire

September 24, 2014

CABARRET: Strong & Sexy, offered at MindBody Trendz in Cooper City, Florida, combines barre and burlesque dancing for a full-body conditioning class. The session begins with ballet-inspired moves that strengthen the core, legs and upper arms and then transitions to an upbeat, easy-to-follow dance routine.

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5 Tools for Personal Trainers on Facebook

September 11, 2014

Facebook is one of the largest online social networking sites, with over 1.11 billion users, making it the platform of choice to reach consumers. With 71% of online adults using Facebook and 63% of those users logging on at least once a day, Facebook provides a great resource for fitness professionals to reach current and potential clients.

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Creative Ideas that Inspire

August 20, 2014

At Studio KTM in Pacific Palisades, California, members improve their cardiovascular fitness and strength with K Training™. Each participant gets his or her own “K station,” which uses cable resistance and a variety of functional moves to improve balance, stability, strength, flexibility and endurance.

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Creative Ideas that Inspire

April 23, 2014

NewVo, a dance fusion class offered at Being Fit Gym in San Diego, combines Middle Eastern dance and cardiovascular training for a total-body workout. The instructors offer multiple movement approaches to make this class challenging and appropriate for all fitness levels, according to the online description.

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Creative Ideas That Inspire

March 20, 2014

Zumba® Step puts a twist on the traditional Zumba format by blending step training into the mix. This class, which is available at 24 Hour Fitness® in San Diego, improves strength and cardiovascular endurance with a special focus on the lower body.

At Diamond Athletic Club in Anchorage, Alaska, members build strength and endurance with Sweat Shop. This high-energy class combines hip-hop moves, strength training and endurance exercises, and is suitable for all Fitness levels, including families and children, according to the online description.

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Creative Ideas That Inspire

February 21, 2014

Avera McKennan Fitness Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, offers a wide variety of fitness classes to meet all of its members’ needs. Lite-N-Low focuses on strength, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness and is suitable for all fitness levels.

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Food Focus: Sorghum

February 11, 2014

Sorghum, an ancient cereal grain which has been used for at least 5,000 years, has been gaining popularity among the gluten-free community. Commonly used as cattle feed in the U.S., sorghum is the fifth most produced grain in the world and a staple in Indian and African diets.

Nutritional attributes. Besides containing no gluten, this grain has many other nutritional attributes. It contains high levels of unsaturated fats, protein, fiber and minerals, including phosphorus, potassium, calcium and iron. Sorghum also contains more antioxidants than blueberries or pomegranates.

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