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Fitness Journal
 November-December 2020

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Human connection
The Power of Connection in the Age of Social Distancing
Social support plays a powerful role in helping people embrace healthy habits, build resiliency and even flourish in trying times.

Crisis Leadership: Success Strategies for Today—and Tomorrow
In the spirit of “true grit,” fit pros have drawn from their playbook of positivity, discipline and creativity and dug deep to survive (and even thrive) during the pandemic. Here’s how leaning into our trademark skills may be critical to success.

Innovate, Adapt, Thrive: Training With a Purpose!
At IDEA® Personal Trainer Institute Virtual, March 6–7, 2021.


Exercise during perimenopause
The latest news and research on a variety of health and fitness topics.

Research: Resistance Training for Runners Has Arrived
On your mark, get set—squat!

Functional Aging: Power Up Your Aging Clients
Pair strength training with speed to provide multiple benefits for older adults.


Food and brain health
Food For Thought  
Recent news and research on food and nutrition topics.


Circuit class
Class Takeout: Sample Class: Quick Conditioning Circuits
Eliminate the lack-of-time excuse with this 30-minute blast.

Ebb: Better Stretch Options for Older Adults
Teach these alternatives to common flexibility moves.

Recovery: The Benefits of Yoga Nidra: The Yoga of Sleep
Research has shown that this deeply relaxing practice has real benefits for health and well-being.

Skills & Drills: Savor the Experience!
Guide your participants (and yourself) to slow down and fully feel positive moments.


Fitness Handout: Exercises for Snowboarding
Prevent injuries by preparing in advance for a fun winter season.

Editor's Letter: Gratitude in the Face of Challenge

IDEA Body Lab: Screening the Spleen
This small, protective organ filters your blood and boosts immunity.

Meet an IDEA Team Member: Meet an IDEA Team Member: Christopher Holtwick
Get to know our senior digital designer.