June 2016


5 Things You Must Get Right To Succeed In Fitness
An IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year outlines his recipe for success, from mastering technique to perpetually learning.
Organize Your Mind For Personal Training
Take a tour through key brain states and learn how to fully engage with yourself, your clients and your environment.
IDEA Codes Of Ethics For Fitness Professionals
IDEA’s code of conduct for group fitness instructors, personal trainers, owners and managers has withstood the test of time.

Personal Training

Weight Loss For The Special-Needs Client
Client Success Story: Mike Gorski’s well-rounded approach resulted in a successful client—and a friend.
How To Transition To Personal Training Full-Time
Fitness Entrepreneur: Tell friends and colleagues interested in a career change that it’s never too late to become a personal trainer. Here’s how others switched jobs.
Case Study: Older Adult With Multiple Challenges
Ex Rx: Creating a Pilates program for “Betty” required a solid educational foundation, attention to contraindications, and creativity.
tricks of the trade “When Clients Go On Vacation, Do You Send Them With ‘homework’ So They Can Maintain Their Diet And Fitness Program?”


Food For Thought
The latest in nutrition news and science.
Can Spices Help Suppress Appetite?
Nutrition: A research study examines whether capsaicin, the chemical that generates the heat in pepper-based spicy foods, can help curb appetite or promote weight loss.

Group Exercise

The Extraordinary Group Experience, Metaphorically Speaking
Skills & Drills: You have the power to create meaningful change with thoughtful, well-placed cues.
5 Creative Abs Exercises With Resistance Tubing
Core: Use creative approaches to target core muscles and keep class interesting and effectual.
Sample Class: Fully Functional Kickboxing
Class Take-Out: Merge dynamic combos with functional strength intervals.
Creative Ideas That Inspire
Buzz: Explore outside your comfort zone in these fitness classes that push traditional boundaries.


Finding The Courage To Lead
Inner IDEA: Forget the myth of the “fearless leader.” Embrace your fears and make a difference in others’ lives.

In Every Issue

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Making News
Treating Muscle Soreness: Heat Or Cold?
Research: Either therapy works better than no treatment at all, a 2015 study finds.
Creating Sustainable Change
Bridging the Gap: Sabrena Jo uses a straightforward approach with clients to steer them away from misinformation and quick fixes toward realistic, long-term success.
Activity Trackers: Diving Into The Data
Fitness Technology: How to use tracking devices to analyze clients’ activity patterns.
fitness handout Why We Gain Weight
Your Brain On Exercise
IDEA Fitnographic: Physical activity is just as beneficial to the mind as it is to the body.

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