January 2015


Heart Rate Variability & Overtraining
Can new research prevent an age-old paradigm?
Social Media And Body Image: A Complicated Relationship
Unless fitness professionals use awareness and conscious action, #fitspo may be a "perfect storm" for negativity, comparison and self-loathing.
Get An Edge On Training At The 2015 IDEA Personal Trainer Institute™
East Coast: February 25-27, Alexandria, Virginia
West Coast: April 16-19, Seattle

Personal Training

How To Work With An Overweight Client
Client Success Story: Compassion, kindness and patience are keys to inspiring success in an overweight client.
Youth Sports Training
Profit Center: Build your business with the under-18 athlete population.
Raising The Bar
Ex Rx: Asymmetrical bar training uses rotation to boost balance, strength and power.
tricks of the trade “How Do You Create Professional Boundaries With Your Clients?”


Food For Thought
The latest in nutrition news and science.
Eating With The Seasons
Nutrition: The Five Elements Theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine suggests we follow a healthy diet integrated with the rhythms of nature.

Group Exercise

How Constructive Criticism Makes You A Better Instructor
Skills & Drills: Embrace feedback as a gateway to a successful career.
Sun Salutation Solutions
Ignite: Just a few multiplanar modifications make this classic yoga warm-up a perfect option for almost any class.
Sample Class: Creative Core & Cardio
Class Take-Out: Turn up the internal heat with a fun mix of moves.
Creative Ideas That Inspire
Buzz: Give traditional classes a new spin by fusing them with other formats.


Mind-Body-Spirit News
Wellness news and research from around the world.
The Mental Aspects Of Chronic Pain
Inner IDEA: Teach your clients to break the cycle of pain by undoing bad mental habits.

In Every Issue

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Making News
Does Exercise Order Really Matter In Resistance Training?
Research: Research suggests focusing on what the client needs and doing the most important exercise first.
Kids In Motion Are Happy Kids
Bridging the Gap: Kathleen Tullie feels professionals can be champions of change in their communities by providing more access to physical activity for children.
Taking Investor's Perspective To Leveraging Fitness Technology
Fitness Technology: Why you need a portfolio of digital-health investments.
fitness handout Eating A Better Breakfast
What Lack Of Sleep Does To Your Body
IDEA Fitnographic: Don't skimp on slumber if you want to be as healthy as you can be.

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