2008 IDEA Personal Training Programs & Equipment Survey
A revamped survey reveals new data that trainers can use to refine programming, plan future equipment purchases and gain a leg up on competition.

CEC Sports Conditioning Section

Nutrition For The Long Run
Winning foods & fluids for marathon runners.
Look Before You Jump!
Plyometrics is a great training tool for budding clients, but do your research before leaping into program design.
Training Masters Athletes
Working with older-adult athletes can be a rewarding and eye-opening experience.

Personal Training

Slow Down Aging With Interval Training
Ex Rx: The key to keeping strong and healthy as you age lies inside your fitness shoes.
The Tour-Bus Trainer
Personal Trainer Profile: Gregg Miele’s determination, charisma and passion for fitness have him seeing stars.
Public Speaking
Personal Training 101: Attract more clients in less time.
tricks of the trade Q&A How Do You Deal With Clients Who Incessantly Talk About Personal Issues During Training?

Group Exercise

A Workout For Everyone
Buzz: How creative can you be when designing a class for your membership?
Sample Class: Buff Bodz 'n' Little Bodz
Class Take-Out: Teach interactive skills and drills in a “games” atmosphere for parent and child.
Extensive Experience Out Of The Gate
Generation Group XYZ: The University of California, Santa Barbara, sets high standards for budding group fitness instructors.
Find It, Feel It, Move It
Ignite: Help participants connect with their bodies during the warm-up.
How To Be The Instructor Every Supervisor Wants
Try these five tips to connect with the corner office.


Food For Thought
The latest in nutrition news and science.
Help Fight Freshman Weight Gain
Nutrition: How to assist first-year college students so they don’t pack on the dreaded “freshman 15” pounds.


Mind-Body-Spirit News
Wellness news and research from around the world.
Double The Challenge With Partner Yoga
Inner IDEA: Practicing yoga with a partner can help students develop trust, strength and compassion.

In Every Issue

Making News
Meet Www.ideafit.com 2.0
Warm-Up: A message from IDEA founders Kathie and Peter Davis.
Yes, Resistance Training Can Reverse The Aging Process
Research: The fountain of youth is found in the weight room.
inspire the world to fitness® Teaching CPR And First Aid With A Twist
Choosing A Specialty
Career Path: Make more money and enhance your career by narrowing your focus.
Fall Prevention For Seniors
Fitness Handout: Tips and news you can distribute to your clients.
Fit Body, Fit Planet
Icons & Innovators: Group fitness innovators Phillip and Jackie Mills want to save the planet, one healthy body at a time.