2008 Content Highlights - December 2008 IDEA Fitness Journal
December 2008


Kids In Motion Stay In Motion
Innovative exercise and weight management programs for children mix fun with technology, research and skill to instill lifestyle changes early on.
The Skinny On Losing Weight And Keeping It Off
Here’s the latest data on weight loss, along with secrets from successful dieters on what really works—and what doesn’t!

Corporate Wellness—Programming For Profit
Both employers and employees can enjoy the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, including fiscal fitness.

Personal Training

Case Study: Coaching A Sedentary Client
Ex Rx: To help inactive clients make meaningful lifestyle changes, think outside the gym.
Bridging The Age Gap
Personal Training 101: Working with seniors—an investment in your knowledge base can bring many rewards.
Earn More In Less Time
Profit Center: Leverage your personal training talents to make your dreams come true.
Tricks Of The Trade
What marketing strategy has worked especially well for you?


Sports Nutrition For Young Athletes
Nutrition: Why nutrient deficiencies can spell defeat for kids who compete in sports.

Group Exercise

Core Design
Core: Use specific criteria to help your participants see real results.
Tranquil Moments
Ebb: Maximize the benefits hidden at the end of class by taking students beyond the traditional cool-down into a deeper state of relaxation.
Find It, Feel It, Move It
Ignite: Help participants connect with their bodies during the warm-up.
How To Be A Great Instructor
When teaching the adult learner, create a welcoming, motivating and trusting space.

Sample Class: Athletic Boot Camp
Sample Class: Challenge participants with fun skills and drills using kettlebells, steps and other equipment.

In Every Issue

Yes, Resistance Training Can Reverse The Aging Process
Research: The fountain of youth is found in the weight room.
inspire the world to fitness® Inspiration Works Both Ways
10 Absolutes For Women In Business
Career Path: Make sure you’re well prepared before becoming a fitness entrepreneur.
Fall Prevention For Seniors
Fitness Handout: Tips and news you can distribute to your clients.
Moira And Lindsay G. Merrithew
Icons & Innovators: Moira and Lindsay G. Merrithew started STOTT PILATES® nearly 20 years ago, before anyone guessed what a sensation the exercise would create.


The Science Of Willpower
Research supports the notion that willpower works like a muscle—so how do you train it?