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Fitness Journal
– September-October 2021

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2021 IDEA World Fitness Awards recipients
2021 IDEA World Fitness Awards
Meet the inspirational fit pros who are helping our industry thrive.

Small Exercise Equipment for Big Impact
Adopt a multistep approach and get more done with limited options.

Virtual Fitness Assessments: How to Streamline Your Baseline
Take the guesswork out of assessing clients remotely and learn best practices for helping them meet their goals from almost anywhere.


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

Research: HIIT Research That Unravels Controversies
Get answers to three highly debated questions about high-intensity interval training.

Functional Aging: Research-Based Yoga for Seniors
Add benefit to your program design with a practice that ages well.


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


Social connections between people in outdoor fitness
Inner IDEA: The Benefits of Social Connections in Fitness
Learn how physical activity and social connection benefit the brain and improve quality of life.

Skills & Drills: Fitness Business Collaboration Beyond Brand
Can group fitness instructors and industry companies stop competing and work together?

Ignite: Upgraded Movement Preparation
Use your knowledge of the fascial system to help participants improve their mobility.

Class Takeout: Sample Class: Cardio, Core and Balance


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IDEA Body Lab: Wrist Joint Anatomy
Arm yourself with more information about the handy wrist joint.

Editor's Letter: Amplify Your IDEAfit+ Membership

Meet an IDEA Team Member: Meet an IDEA Team Member: Michael Hilding
Get to know our user experience and design manager.

Fitness Handout: The Connection Between Sleep and Gut Health
Adopt eating habits that support your microbiome—and your sleep.