The Energy Balance Equation - March 2012 IDEA Fitness Journal
March 2012


The Energy Balance Equation
To battle obesity, we must understand the mathematics of weight loss and learn to look beyond the numbers.
The Compliance Solution
Research shows that breaking down tasks supports the brain and makes goals easier to reach.
IDEA Home Study
Continuing education quizzes: Get up to 5 CECs quickly with quizzes from this issue.

Personal Training

Coping With Crohn’s Disease
Client Success Story: Quality nutrition and a careful understanding of his client help Tony Cress deliver success.
Tax Planning For Personal Trainer Business Owners
Fitness Entrepreneur: Understand the basics to save money on your income taxes.
Diaphragmatic Breathing’s Influence On Core Stability And Neck Pain
Ex Rx: Improving poor breathing patterns can go a long way toward helping clients excel in their physical pursuits.
tricks of the trade “Is It Ethical For Personal Trainers To Take Clients With Them When They Leave An Employer?”


Food For Thought
The latest in nutrition news and science.

Group Exercise

The Pros And Cons Of Being A Hobby Instructor
Group Ex Skills & Drills: Part-time status doesn’t necessarily go hand in hand with lack of professionalism.
Core Strength With Kettlebells
Core: Try these basic moves to add variety to your next class.
Creative Ideas That Inspire
Buzz: Dig a little deeper to have a lot more fun.
Sample Class: Bounce!
Class Take-Out: Recreate recess with medicine ball drills.


Mind-Body-Spirit News
Wellness news and research from around the world.
The Psychology Of Biofeedback
Inner IDEA: Using biofeedback tools in the training environment can help clients develop self-motivation and exercise adherence.

In Every Issue

Functional Training For Mature Adults
Fitness Forum: Cody Sipe, PhD, and Dan Ritchie, PhD, nailed it.
warm-up Help A Challenged Athlete Get Into The Game
Making News
Capturing The Essence Of Energy For Exercise
Research: Exploring the sources of power at the molecular level.
fitness handout Yoga Can Help Neck Pain