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Fitness Journal
 September-October 2020

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Returning to training
Help Clients Return to Training Safely, Smartly
You can’t just pick up where you left off with your clients before a lockdown—apply solid research to ramp up your programming.

Group Fitness and the Stages of Behavior Change
You started teaching to help others get fit and healthy—but how much can you really help?

IDEA World 2020 Fitness Awards
Meet the inspiring fitness professionals who are the heart and soul of our industry.


Gender and brain fitness
The latest news and research on a variety of health and fitness topics.

Research: Mitochondria: Unpacking Cellular Power
Can resistance training enhance mitochondria? Yes!

Ex Rx: Training Toward Fleet Feet
Barefoot training offers many benefits that transfer up the kinetic chain.

Client Success: A Pregnant Pause
Yoga expertise helped a prenatal client connect with her body and her baby.


Social media and eating habits
Food For Thought  
Recent news and research on food and nutrition topics.


Creative warmup
Ignite: Innovative Warmups
Be creative from the start!

Skills & Drills: In a Teaching Rut? Be a Participant!
You can gain a lot from attending another instructor’s class.

Health Coaching/Behavior Change: How to Succeed at Online Health Coaching
The secret to virtual coaching success may surprise you.


Thyroid anatomy
IDEA Body Lab: Thanking the Thyroid
This small but mighty gland is a master of metabolic control.

Editor's Letter: The Magic of Beginnings

Fitness Handout: Solutions for Age-Related Decline
Use exercise to limit the biological damage created by a loss of function during aging.