March 2018


Understanding Set-Point Weight
Finding the right words to clearly explain the complicated science of weight loss and maintenance can be tricky. Use these ideas to educate clients—and yourself—on why lost pounds keep coming back.
How To Find Your Epic
Everything you need to take your career from good to great will be at the IDEA® World Convention in San Diego, June 27–July 1.

Personal Training

Simplicity Steers Success
Client Success Story: Variety may be the spice of life, but too many choices prevented this client from losing weight.
Pillars Of Functional Training For Active Aging
Functional Aging: Training across domains and doing multimodal exercises are important for an independent, active and enjoyable life as clients age.


Food For Thought
The latest in nutrition news and science.
The Well-Stocked Pantry: A Cook’s First Line Of Healthy Defense
Nutrition: Coach clients to spring-clean and restock their cupboards, freezers and spice cabinets with sensible, versatile ingredients. These grab-and-go lists and how-to guides provide an approachable game plan for getting started.

Group Exercise

Creative Ideas That Inspire
Buzz: Shake up clients’ expectations with these offerings that put a lively twist on traditional styles.
5 Reasons You Still Need To Attend Live Trainings
Skills & Drills: Online workshops are convenient, but don’t underestimate the value of learning new skills the old-fashioned way
Multiple Planes, Many Positions
Core: Teach your class how to functionally train the core.
Sample Class: Center And Roll
Class Take-Out: Help students stabilize and release.


Green Exercise: How It Benefits You
Inner IDEA: Mounting scientific evidence shows that being active in nature boosts mind, body and spirit.

In Every Issue

Making News
What Fitness Pros Need To Know About New Blood Pressure Guidelines
Research: Nearly half of U.S. adults have hypertension. The good news? Exercise can help!
fitness handout Exercise’s Impact On Cancer
Getting To The Bottom: The Ischial Tuberosity
Body Lab: This bony protrusion bears the weight of the trunk when we sit and is the attachment site for hamstring muscles.

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