Personal Training

Partner Exercises
Ex Rx: Make partner training fun and interactive with these exercises designed for two.
Becoming A Master Personal Trainer And Coach
How to effectively teach the "how" and "why" of fitness and well-being.
Tricks Of The Trade
How do you handle your client load when you go out of town—for instance, to attend a convention?

6-Week Success Story
PFT Profile: Lori Patterson is determined to help clients—and fellow professionals—succeed.


Food For Thought
The latest in nutrition news and science.

Group Exercise

Pumped-Up Programs
Buzz: Empower students with classes that reach beyond the basics.
A Ball For All
Core: Offer students options as they progress in their core strength.
Addressing The Instructor Gap
Create a mentor program and build a strong foundation for your group exercise program.

In Every Issue

Making News
Richard Simmons: The People's Fitness Pro
Icons & Innovators: His trademark style is humor, but he's very serious about his message of fitness and weight management. For 30 years, no one in the industry has been more successful at reaching the mass market audience than Richard Simmons.
Power Training For Older Adults
Research: Research supports testing and training techniques that challenge seniors to move muscle more quickly.
Sexual Harassment In The Fitness Workplace
Career Path: How can you prevent or, in unfortunate circumstances, handle this ugly issue?
fitness handout Happy, Healthy Holiday Eating
Enjoying The Holiday Season
Just for You: Decrease stress and find bliss during the holidays this year.
The Meaning Behind The Movement
IDEA presenter Abbie Appel shares her approach to class design and offers tips for avoiding injuries.
Is Interval Training Safe For CAD Clients?
Some encouraging results for your work with functional coronary artery disease clients.
The Dish On Online Diets: Should Your Clients Log On To Take Off?
A comparison of several popular weight loss plans now available on the information superhighway.
How Do You Handle Your Client Load When You Go Out Of Town-for Instance, To Attend A Convention?
A Bright Past; An Integrative Future
Romana Kryzanowska: Pilates Legend
A 2007 interview with the world-renowned protegee of Joseph Pilates.
Diet Sodas Implicated In Metabolic Syndrome Risk
Bright Stars, Big Mission
IDEA’s 25 years of working with fitness celebrities.
Believing In Yourself Makes All The Difference
One Vision, Many Paths: Inner IDEA Conference® 2007
This 3-day journey helped body-mind-spirit professionals succeed in the growing wellness industry.
Sample Class: Aqua Dance
Offer participants a rhythmic, cultural experience in the water.
A Wide-Reaching Impact
IDEA member Linda Dunn's "small world" leads to big opportunities to help others.

Sample Class

CEC Special Populations Section

Heart Disease: Is There A Gender Divide?
How fitness professionals can educate their female clients about the benefits of heart health and preventive care.

Working With Diabetic Clients
A look at the exercise implications and contraindications when working with clients who suffer from type 1 and type 2 diabetes, hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia.

IDEA Home Study
Test your knowledge and earn continuing education credits.

CEC Course Special Populations


Mind-Body-Spirit News
Wellness news and research from around the world.