October 2015


2015 IDEA World Fitness Convention™ A 5-Day Lesson In How To Bottle Lightning
This annual "Super Bowl" of health, fitness and nutrition drew nearly 12,000 pros from 50 countries to celebrate what they do best: Connect, transform, and Inspire the World to Fitness®.
2015 IDEA Fitness Industry Compensation Trends Report
Eight years after the economic downturn, things are mostly looking up for professionals who power the fitness industry.
Dynamic Duos
How do fitness industry power couples succeed and thrive?

Personal Training

Becoming An Adaptable Personal Trainer
Client Success Story: Adjusting to a client’s changing needs is imperative if the training relationship is to endure.
Crowdfunding 101
Profit Center: Can this increasingly popular platform help you launch your next business or product?
Training The 5 Types Of Fitness Clients
Ex Rx: And why it’s so important to make room for general health and fitness enthusiasts.
tricks of the trade “Do Your Clients Perform Stretches Before A Workout, Or Do They Do A Dynamic Warm-up And Then Static Stretching At The End?”


Food For Thought
The latest in nutrition news and science.
Improve Your Diet, Change The World
Nutrition: Innovation, investment, controversy and confusion at the forefront of food.

Group Exercise

How To Deal With An Obsessed Member
Skills & Drills: Document troublesome interactions with class participants, and set strong boundaries around sharing personal information.
Help Students With “Tech Neck”
Ebb: Use the cool-down to teach good postural habits.
Sample Class: Circuit Progressions
Class Take-Out: Add specific challenges to help participants get stronger.
Creative Ideas That Inspire
Buzz: Learn new tips and tricks from these fusion classes.


Mind-Body-Spirit News
Wellness news and research from around the world.
Meditation: Practicing For Life
Inner IDEA: Veteran teachers Ezra Bayda and Elizabeth Hamilton talk about the challenges and joys of sticking with meditation through life's ups and downs.

In Every Issue

fitness forum Achieving “Critical Mass” At The IDEA World Fitness Convention™
warm-up Remarkable Memories From The 2015 IDEA World Fitness Convention™
Making News
Is Tart Cherry Juice The New Super Recovery Drink?
Research: Research finds evidence of natural relief from the pain of exhaustive exercise.
Toward A Minimum Standard Of Practice
Bridging the Gap: Cliff Collins says that a global effort by qualified fitness professionals to provide effective interventions for the inactive has never been more important--or more possible.
fitness handout The Impact Of Chronic Pain
An Epic Afterburn
IDEA Fitnographic: What’s all the fuss about excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC)?

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