May 2017


What's Hot In Equipment: Fitness Pro Favorites
From body weight to wearables, these are some of the most popular fitness devices and techniques of 2017.
Learning, Growing And Thriving For 35 Years
We're pulling out all the stops to provide the most exciting, career-boosting IDEA® World Convention to date.
The Latest In Water Fitness: Research Update
New science-based program trends are closing the gaps between young and old and between the underactive and the elite athlete.

Personal Training

Embracing A Fitness Lifestyle
Client Success Story: The right trainer coupled with the right mindset leads to long-term success.
Creating A Client Avatar
Fitness Entrepreneur: Narrow your services to expand your success.
Take Advantage Of Boomer Trends
Functional Aging: Look for answers both inside and outside the fitness industry.
tricks of the trade "What Are Your Suggestions For Working With Clients Who Have Exercise-induced Asthma?"


Food For Thought
The latest in nutrition news and science.

Group Exercise

What's Your Exit Strategy?
Skills & Drills: Take a look at the "expiration date" on your teaching career, and plan for a successful segue.
Sample Class: Kids' Beach Boot Camp
Class Take-Out: Put kids through their paces with this summer-ready boot camp.
A Yoga-Based Finish
Ebb: Enhance body awareness, encourage deep breathing, and promote active and passive stretching.
Creative Ideas That Inspire
Buzz: Cultivate whole-body wellness and a spirit of playfulness in clients of all ages.


When Students Grieve
Inner IDEA: As mind-body instructors, we can play an important role in our students' healing.

In Every Issue

fitness forum The Joy Of Movement Rings True
warm-up IDEA's Strong Leadership Tradition Continues
Making News
Comparing Periodization Strategies For Women
Research: Research suggests weekly undulating periodization has some advantages over block periodization.
A Team Approach To Wellness
Bridging the Gap: Lisa Dougherty thinks the expansion of "medical fitness" will be one of the most important and most positive changes in health care over the next few decades.
The Power Of Visualization
Fitness Handout: Learn how to use the strategy of visualization to develop mental toughness for success in sport and fitness.
Give Yourself A Hand
Body Lab: To your trove of anatomy facts, append knowledge of an often undervalued body part.

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