Introducing The IDEA Career Guide - June 2011 IDEA Fitness Journal
June 2011


Introducing The IDEA Career Guide
IDEA’s new career portal at provides a free one-stop resource for content, certification guidance and numerous practical tools for fitness professionals in all stages of career development.
Exercise And Sexual Health
Research supports exercise intervention for reproductive wellness.
Take The Challenge And Change Your Life At The 2011 IDEA World Fitness Convention™
Take your career—and your life—to the next level!
2011 IDEA World Fitness Awards Finalists
Honoring the accomplishments of veteran fitness pros.
Continuing Education Quizzes
Get up to four CECs quickly with the quizzes from this issue.

Personal Training

Boot Camp For The Special-Needs Client
Client Success Story: This client has overcome significant struggle to become the best he can be.
The Four “PRE’s” Of Sales Success
Personal Trainer Entrepreneur: Make sales consultations more comfortable, and learn to close the deal.
Heart Rate Training
Ex Rx: Exercise results can be improved with proper use of a heart rate monitor.
tricks of the trade What Do You Think A Trainer’s Role Should Be In Helping Kids Get Fit?


Food For Thought
The latest in nutrition news and science.
Build A Better Breakfast
Nutrition: Tips for optimal fueling when you wake up.

Group Exercise

Step Solutions
Group Ex Skills & Drills: Take a quick refresher course on tap-free choreography.
The Body Leverage Advantage
Core: Use body leverage training to target the core from all directions.
Sample Class: Water Walking Routes
Class Take-Out: Lead participants through a comfortable stroll that will boost confidence and function.
Creative Ideas That Inspire
Buzz: Incentivize people to participate in your program.


Mind-Body-Spirit News
Wellness news and research from around the world.
Yoga For Neck And Shoulder Pain
Inner IDEA: As a mind-body practice, yoga offers powerful tools for physical and emotional relief.

In Every Issue

fitness forum Daily-Deal Sites: Benefit Or Burden?
warm-up Health And Happiness Start At Home
A System To Manage Clients And Leads
IDEA FitnessConnect: Integrating contacts with an IDEA FitnessConnect profile.
Making News
Metabolism Make-Over: Fact Or Fiction?
Research: Resting metabolic rate and weight loss questions answered and explained.
fitness handout Hot-Weather Exercise