Best of issue - December 2009 IDEA Fitness Journal
December 2009


Could You Be A Cybertrainer?
Find out how to use Internet tools to add value to your business.

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

Preventing Childhood Obesity
How can we make our programs more effective?

Handling Career Changes With Aplomb
Stories of fitness pros who successfully strategized career changes—and how you can do the same.

Personal Training

Muscle Activity And Body Position
Ex Rx: Do slight changes in body position affect muscle activity?
Physiology Refresher
Personal Training 101: When was the last time you brushed up on a few basics about the human body?
Creating Your Own Educational DVD
Profit Center: Discover the five steps to producing a new revenue generator.
How Do You Prepare For And Handle The Busy Month Of January?
Tricks of the Trade: question & answers


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

Group Exercise

Sample Class: Athletic Boot Camp
Class Take-Out: Challenge participants with fun skills and drills using kettlebells, steps and other equipment.
Stay Seated!
Ebb: Use the cool-down to bond with cycling participants while creating community and building retention.
Cohesive Training Courts New Instructors
Generation Group XYZ: Theresa Stelly, director of Pilates for Spectrum Clubs of Santa Barbara, shares the finer points of mentor programs.
The Art Of Play
Use your knowledge and expertise to let the kid in you come out and teach.


Pilates And Breast Cancer: Rebuilding The Foundation
Inner IDEA: A two-phase Pilates program helps breast cancer survivors regain function.

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Assessing The Lactate Threshold
Research: You can now accurately pinpoint a client’s lactate threshold in a practical and lab-free manner.
Writing On Health And Fitness
Career Path: Want to enhance your career? Use this practical approach to authoring articles.
fitness handout Heart Disease And Women
world beat China's Community Approach To Fitness