Fitness JournalFitness Journal - February 2019
Blood Facts: Circulating InformationThis life-sustaining fluid inhabits a compelling place in our collective conscience (and colloquial expressions).
Integrated StretchingIncorporate the entire body, enhance range of motion and optimize recovery by using suspension equipment in your cooldown.
How to Keep Attendees in ClassBorrow five teaching strategies from yoga to boost participants' staying power in your nonyoga class.
Team IDEA, At Your Service!This small but mighty crew pulls out all the stops to inspire you, educate you and make your mission as a fitness pro an unequivocal success. Our reward is seeing you and your clients SOAR! We invite you to get to know us better.
Build a Better Club or StudioUse our A-to-Z fitness equipment guide to refresh your current offerings or to draft a list of must-have tools from scratch.
The Nutrition–Fitness Hybrid: Bending the ModelDifferentiate your gym or studio—while reinforcing sustainable client behavior change—by hiring RDs to counsel and train your clients.
From Baby Bump to Muscle PumpA fitness program that delivers pre- and postnatal progress.
Recipe for Health: Spelt ChiliRecipe: Here's a great way to tap the value of legumes and whole grains.
Why we should be skeptical about the value of artificial sweeteners.
How much chocolate should we eat? One study may have found a sweet spot.
Are There Benefits to Time-Restricted Eating?Eating a later breakfast and an earlier dinner can reduce body fat, says a British study.
Would You Like Gluten With That?Researchers find that 1 in 3 “gluten-free” items at restaurants has enough gluten to exceed federal standards.
Question of the MonthIs it time to cut out alcohol?
Plant-Forward Eating Continues to ThriveWhite Castle's veggie burger and more good news on the meat-free front.
Fat May Indeed Be FatteningAn experiment with mice shows fattier diets cause the most weight gain.
Check out these options for healthier meals at top restaurant chains.
Most People Are Getting Their Fill of ProteinResistance training boosts protein requirements, scientists say.
Choosing a More Nutritious Grocery StoreStudy says the quality of people's food choices may depend on which stores they visit.
Study finds clues on why certain grains are such a good fit.
Optimize workouts to account for differences in musculature and hormones.
Clients' age and fitness status play a crucial role in finding the right frequency.
Experts say there is no downside to high fitness levels.
IDEA Member SpotlightEach month this section briefly focuses on a few IDEA members who stand out in the crowd.
Exercise Program Can Restore Heart Muscle HealthResearcher calls exercise program a "prescription for life."
Survey suggests they're international industry trends, not fads.
How to Grow Your Group Exercise TeamLook within your studio for your next star.
Are you using too much jargon?
Weekly training reduces risks for older adults.
Is muscle mass more important than BMI?