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Jacki Sorensen
Icons & Innovators: When Kenneth H. Cooper, MD, MPH, famously coined the term "aerobics" in 1968, Jacki Sorensen took his program and set it to music. Aerobic dance was born, and Sorensen's creative fitness moves are still changing lives around the globe.

Making News
Training To Failure
Research: Research results with important implications for your clients’ strength training regimens.
When Do You Do Your Own Workouts, And How Do You Fit Them In Around Clients?
Fit For Fun
IDEA presenter Robert Steigele talks about networking and living in the present.
Core Conditioning And Athletic Performance: Is There A Connection?
Selecting A Wellness Coach
Baking Soda Or Baking Powder?
Creating An Emergency Plan
How will you take care of yourself and your family if disaster strikes?
Media Morsels
Dishwasher Loading Tip
AEDs Required In California Fitness Facilities
Programs With Promise
Cross-train participants with a mix of new ideas.
Legalizing Longevity
Proposed federal legislation reveals an inspiring lean toward wellness and prevention.
The Biochemistry Of Stress And Weight Gain
Deep Breathing Reduces Stress For Med Students
A Business Model With Merit
The Uniform Question
When does a uniform make sense and when does it not?

Depression Is A Leading Cause Of Disability
Changing Lives, One Move At A Time
When Kenneth H. Cooper, MD, MPH, famously coined the term “aerobics” in 1968, Jacki Sorensen took his program and set it to music. Aerobic dance was born, and Sorenson’s creative fitness moves are still changing lives all over the globe.
Media Morsels
Marketing To The Plus-Size Client
How to communicate the message that you and your business are "size friendly".
Body-Mind Benefits Of "Green Exercise"
Simulated CPR Results Show Lack Of Force


The 25 Most Significant Health Benefits Of Physical Activity & Exercise
Common health issues that can be positively affected, prevented or controlled by exercise.

International Inspiration
A global sampling of what professionals are doing in their countries to Inspire the World to Fitness® and wellness.

A New Business Model: Partner & Small-Group Training
Trainers are going beyond traditional one-on-one sessions for an exciting option that makes good business sense.

2007 IDEA World Fitness Convention™®: Redefining Normal
Conference attendees from around the world helped IDEA shake this 25th anniversary celebration of education and industry leadership "off the chain."

2007 IDEA Award Winners: Affecting Change
Entrepreneurship, education and compassion help four leaders inspire the world.

Personal Training

Tricks Of The Trade
“When do you do your own workouts, and how do you fit them in around clients?”

Building A Full Schedule
PFT 101: These five techniques will help you get busy and stay that way.
The Evolution Of Fitness
PFT Profile: For Vito La Fata, community, constant evolution and a science-based approach are key factors to a successful business.


Food For Thought
The latest in nutrition news and science.
Got Calcium?
Nutrition: Exploring the latest research on calcium, vitamin D and bone health.

Group Exercise

Sample Class: 3, 2, 1 Dance
Class Take-Out: Create successful dance stars with three easy moves and fun choreography layers.
Step Into Namasté
Ebb: Introduce yoga elements to your step class cool-down.
Effective Ghost Managing
Use strategic e-mail communication to inspire and interface with the part-time staff you seldom see.


The Body-Mind Cube
Inner IDEA: How to make any exercise program mindful.
Mind-Body-Spirit News
Wellness news and research from around the world.