April 2013


Exploring Fibromyalgia: The Puzzling Pain-Fatigue Syndrome
Those who have it suffer terribly. Exercise can ease the pain, but the program must match the client’s tolerance.
Training For Mind-Body Resilience
Research explores how exercise can protect against the harmful effects of chronic stress.
BE: The Inspiration At The 2013 IDEA World Fitness Convention™, In Los Angeles, August 7-11
Discover where inspiration can take you.
IDEA Home Study
Continuing education quizzes: Get up to 5 CECs quickly with quizzes from this issue.

Personal Training

Doing The Impossible
Client Success Story: After several surgeries, Jeff was told he would never fight again. His doctors were wrong.
Selling Yourself (Without Selling Out)
Fitness Entrepreneur: How to create an online presence that feels true to yourself—and your business.
tricks of the trade “When And For What Types Of Clients Is It Appropriate To Introduce Plyometric Challenges Such As Box Jumps?”


Food For Thought
The latest in nutrition news and science.
Dynamic Duos
It’s just good chemistry: Some foods do the body much more good when they work as a pair.

Group Exercise

Apps For Group Fitness Instructors
Skills & Drills: Let your smartphone or tablet be your ally as you organize your teaching schedule and prepare for class.
Movement And Tissue Preparation
Ignite: Add load variability and tilting, lifting and shifting to your warm-ups.
Sample Class: Yoga + Hip Hop = Fusion Fun!
Class Take-Out: Target the upper body and core with this upbeat fusion experience.
Creative Ideas That Inspire
Buzz: Get members’ circulation going with some intense circuit training.


Mind-Body-Spirit News
Wellness news and research from around the world.
Yoga As Therapy For Postpartum Clients
Inner IDEA: Practiced wisely, certain yoga poses can help postpartum women avoid years of weakness in the pelvic floor and the abdominal wall.

In Every Issue

Member Spotlight
fitness forum Mindfulness Meditation Program Combines Science With Practice
warm-up Find Your Inspiration
Making News
Exertional Rhabdomyolysis: When Too Much Exercise Becomes Dangerous
Research: High-rep and repetitive exercises can produce serious complications, particularly in those who are just getting started.
Meet People Where They Are
Bridging the Gap: Melinda M. Manore, PhD, RD, CSSD, FACSM, shares thoughts on improving our diets and on reducing the risks of chronic diseases through the power of nutrition and movement.
fitness handout Stretches For Positive Aging
idea fitnographic Chronic Pain In Numbers