Health Is Wealth: The Rise Of Workplace Wellness - May 2012 IDEA Fitness Journal
May 2012


Health Is Wealth: The Rise Of Workplace Wellness
Fitness professionals are poised to benefit from employers’ battles against surging healthcare costs.
Our Dynamic DNA
A roundup of genetic research reveals how variability and lifestyle intervention make exercise programming much more complex than “One size fits all.”
BE: The Transformation
Take a look back at how fitness transformed the world in its first three decades—and a look forward to how you will transform your clients in the decades ahead.
IDEA Home Study
Continuing education quizzes: Get up to 5 CECs quickly with quizzes from this issue.

Personal Training

The Corporate Connection
Client Success Story: The foundation of a strong corporate fitness program is built from the top down.
The “Secret Shopper” Advantage
Fitness Entrepreneur: How to use mystery shoppers to improve your fitness business.
Motivation: Getting Your Game On
ExRx: What video games teach us about motivating clients.
tricks of the trade “What Are Your Favorite Fitness-related Smartphone Apps?”


Food For Thought
The latest in nutrition news and science.
3 Thinking Shifts To Help Your Overweight Clients Get On Track
Nutrition: How to turn flexibility, social interaction and wellness vision into a winning fitness strategy.

Group Exercise

Your Career: Rediscover, Redirect And Refocus
Group Ex Skills & Drills: Learn how to navigate professional challenges specific to group fitness instructors.
Active-Aging Stretches
Ebb: Incorporate these four stretches into your cool-downs to keep participants looking and feeling younger.
Sample Class: Iron Fusion
Class Take-Out: Combine kickboxing drills with HIIT and standing Pilates moves for a complete class experience.
Creative Ideas That Inspire
Buzz: Get new ideas for a wider population from this cross-section of classes.


Mind-Body-Spirit News
Wellness news and research from around the world.
Self-Care: Managing The Damage
Inner IDEA: Avoid burnout with self-care techniques that are simple and fun.

In Every Issue

Exploring Hip Pain: FAI Dysfunction
Fitness Forum: “Although the protocols for [FAI] rehab recommended crutches for 3 weeks, the surgeons I consulted with recommended weight bearing as soon as possible.” —John Platero
warm-up 60 Days Out From Celebrating 30 Years!
Impacting The Quality Of Clients’ Lives
IDEA FitnessConnect: Use one simple bundle of resources to reach clients—and potential clients.
Making News
Eating Or Fasting For Fat Loss: A Controversy Resolved
Research: Italian study weighs the value of breakfast before exercise.
fitness handout Resistance Training Benefits Mind And Body