IDEA Fitness Journal - February 2013
February 2013


Exploring The Amazing Heart
Heart rate and blood pressure offer powerful clues to clients’ fitness progress.
IDEA Personal Trainer Institute™ Heads West
The world’s leading education conference for personal trainers comes to the Pacific Northwest for the first time May 2–5, 2013, in Seattle.
IDEA Home Study
Continuing education quizzes: Get up to 4 CECs quickly with quizzes from this issue.

Personal Training

Training For The Distance From A Distance
Client Success Story: An emphasis on nutrition and technique prepares this client for the long run.
How To Get On TV
Fitness Entrepreneur: Perfect your pitch to earn a chance to appear on the small screen.
Older-Adult Fitness: Gauging The Limits Of Your Fit Clients
Senior Fitness: Why “senior fitness” is dead, and why every exercise needs to match what older clients can do, not how long they have lived.
Tricks Of The Trade
“What is the best way to ‘fire’ a client? Under what circumstances would you do this?”


Food For Thought
The latest in nutrition news and science.
Detox Diets: Myths Vs. Reality
Nutrition: What you should know about cleanses and juice fasts.

Group Exercise

10 Strategies For Motivating The Recreational Athlete
Skills and Drills: Help push participants past self-imposed boundaries.
Cool Down With The Stability Ball
Ebb: Try these challenging stretches with participants who are ready to up the ante.
Sample Class: Aqua Jogging
Class Take-Out: Simplify moves, and challenge the cardiovascular system.
Creative Ideas That Inspire
Buzz: Make this year an active one with classes that fuse fun concepts.


Mind-Body-Spirit News
Wellness news and research from around the world.
Cycling Up
Inner IDEA: A strategy for enhancing clients’ physiological and psychological state.

In Every Issue

Member Spotlight
fitness forum Fitness Heals In The Wake Of Hurricane Sandy
warm-up An Appeal From The Heart
Are You In The 100% Club?
IDEA FitnessConnect: Get on the inside track with this enhancement to IDEA FitnessConnect.
Making News
Carbohydrate Intake For Endurance Training: Redefining Traditional Views
Research: What your clients need to know about “carb availability.”
Conquering The “Obesogenic” Environment
Bridging the Gap: Interview Subject: Barbara A. Brehm-Curtis, EdD, shares thoughts on how fitness professionals can put healthy behaviors like eating well and exercising regularly within clients’ grasp.
code of ethics IDEA Health & Fitness Association IDEA Code Of Ethics: Personal Trainers
fitness handout Preventing Running Injuries
idea infographic Fitness Myths That Just Won’t Die