April 2015


Playing Hurt
Is chronic pain something fitness professionals deny at their peril?
Coronary Artery Disease: What Every Fitness Professional Needs To Know
Understanding the structure of blood vessels and plaque growth is key to reducing risk factors.
Expand, Diversify And Evolve At The 2015 IDEA World Fitness Convention™
July 15-19, Los Angeles

Personal Training

A Back-Pain Solution
Client Success Story: A combination of core strengthening and Thai boxing helped Jessica relieve severe back pain.
10 Questions To Ask Before Opening A Studio
Fitness Entrepreneur: Discover what you need to know to create your own space.
Concurrent Training Can Jeopardize Strength Gains
Ex Rx: Research explains why combining cardio and strength training in the same session can be counterproductive for athletes and conditioned fitness fans.
tricks of the trade “How Do You Stay Motivated As A Personal Trainer?”


Food For Thought
The latest in nutrition news and science.
Nutrition Strategies For Stress And Pain Management
Nutrition: Research shows that certain foods may help our bodies fight the damaging effects of chronic stress and pain.

Group Exercise

Coping With Instructor Burnout
Skills and Drills: Participants aren’t the only ones who need to take a break from time to time.
From The Couch To Conditioning
Ignite: Learn how to engage kids and improve their physical literacy during the warm-up.
Sample Class: Farmhand Fitness
Class Take-Out: Integrate these full-body movements into your class to boost functional strength and power.
Creative Ideas That Inspire
Buzz: Show members how mixing up their workouts with hybrid classes and new variations on a theme can help them reach their goals.


Mind-Body-Spirit News
Wellness news and research from around the world.
Building A Conscious, Thriving And Sustainable Business
Inner IDEA: Seven tenets to help independent contractors stay true to their deepest values while making a good living.

In Every Issue

warm-up Are You In Denial About Your Chronic Pain?
Making News
Research Sheds New Light On The Exercise “Afterburn”
Research: Recent studies help clarify the body’s ability to keep burning extra calories long after we stop exercising.
Meeting Clients Where They Are
Bridging the Gap: Through the art and science of health coaching, Jessica Matthews, MS, believes we can empower clients to take ownership of their own experiences and boost the self-efficacy that leads to behavior change and success.
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