Financing Fitness - April 2008 IDEA Fitness Journal
April 2008


2008 IDEA World Fitness Convention™
Inspiration: Inspiration can be hard to come by when you’re caught up in your daily routine—so break out of it!

Managing Your Money Before It Manages You
Learn how to create healthy fiscal fitness in a debt-burdened world.

How To Finance A New Fitness Studio
Create a business plan that will have investors lining up to fund your start-up fitness venture.

Personal Training

Top 6 Lessons For Coaching Runners
Ex Rx: Winning tips for winning races.
Taking SOAP Notes
Ex Rx: Clean up your client documentation using a system favored by the medical community.
Tricks Of The Trade: Q&A
How do you help clients to be “whole people” rather than simply physical beings?

Truly Private Training
Personal Trainer Profile: Giving clients ultimate privacy is the secret to Nicki Anderson’s success.
The Business Of (Relieving) Pain
Personal Trainer Profile: Correcting dysfunction, one client at a time.
Physiology Refresher
Personal Training 101: When was the last time you brushed up on a few basics about the human body?
Tricks Of The Trade
Q&A: “What is the biggest challenge in your personal training career?”


Food For Thought
The latest in nutrition news and science.
Sports Nutrition For Young Athletes
Nutrition: Why nutrient deficiencies can spell defeat for kids who compete in sports.

Group Exercise

Scheduling Variety
Buzz: Meet demands for fun programming with new equipment, props and the great outdoors.
Sample Class: No Equipment Needed
Class Take-Out: Try a unique and effective body-weight workout with no clean-up required.
Guiding New Instructors
Generation Group XYZ: Maureen Hagan, PT, 2006 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year, has the finer points of mentor program administration down to a science.
The Fitness Farm
Ignite: Use these animal-inspired exercises to jazz up your group strength or boot camp class.

How To Be A Great Instructor
When teaching the adult learner, create a welcoming, motivating and trusting space.

In Every Issue

Making News
warm-up Dollars And Sense
The Secret To Client Retention
Career Path: Use a facilitator approach to empower clients and keep them coming back to you.
fitness handout Injury Prevention For New Moms
Teaching What It Means To Be Fit
Icons & Innovators: Whether it’s in Washington, DC, or on national TV, Pamela Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, speaks out for an integrative new approach to medicine, health, fitness and life.


Mind-Body-Spirit News
Wellness news and research from around the world.
Pilates And Breast Cancer: Rebuilding The Foundation
Inner IDEA: A two-phase Pilates program helps breast cancer survivors regain function.