Weighing In On The Biggest Loser - Septmeber 2009 IDEA Fitness Journal
September 2009


Weighing In On The Biggest Loser
This blockbuster reality show has ignited passionate reactions from fitness professionals and the clients they serve.
The Elephant In The Room: Nutrition Scope Of Practice
Where do fitness professionals draw the line when it comes to dishing out diet and nutrition advice?
Personal Trainers Meet The Needs Of Savvy Cost-Conscious Consumers
The 2009 IDEA Personal Training Programs & Equipment Trends report shows that training styles, equipment and choices have broadened to serve an ever-expanding, discriminating market.

Personal Training

Focusing On Progess, Not Perfection
Client Success Story: Jonathan Ross helps his client relish the fitness journey.
Offering Training For Races
Profit Center: Help your clients reach the finish line and stay loyal to your business.
Short-Burst Training
Ex Rx: High-intensity, short-duration interval workouts are a new frontier in fitness and sports training.
tricks of the trade What Types Of Social Networking Do You Use, And Why?

Group Exercise

Refine Your Instruction: Delicious Yog-ahh
Group Ex Skills & Drills: Use these five tips to make yoga classes extra special.
Connect, Lengthen And Release: For Moms-to-Be
Ignite: This mind-body-inspired warm-up will help pregnant participants connect to baby, lengthen muscles and release tension.
Sample Class: Row And Ride
Class Take-Out: Combine the best of the outdoors and indoors with this “surf and turf” class.
Creative Ideas That Inspire
Buzz: Students dance to video games and hang from the ceiling in these unique offerings.


Food For Thought
The latest in nutrition news and science.
Nutrition Needs Of Senior Athletes
Nutrition: How diet can enhance physical performance in older athletes—from those who compete at a masters level to those who just want to improve their game.


Mind-Body-Spirit News
Wellness news and research from around the world.
Pilates For Low-Back Pain
Inner IDEA: With its gentle, whole-body approach to recovery, Pilates is a good choice for clients with back pain.

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