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April 2015

Fitness JournalIDEA Fitness Journal - April 2015
10 Questions to Ask Before Opening a Studio
Discover what you need to know to create your own space.
A Back-Pain Solution
A combination of core strengthening and Thai boxing helped Jessica relieve severe back pain.
Creative Ideas That Inspire
Show members how mixing up their workouts with hybrid classes and new variations on a theme can help them reach their goals.
Sample Class: Farmhand Fitness
Integrate these full-body movements into your class to boost functional strength and power.
From the Couch to Conditioning
Learn how to engage kids and improve their physical literacy during the warm-up.
Concurrent Training Can Jeopardize Strength Gains
Research explains why combining cardio and strength training in the same session can be counterproductive for athletes and conditioned fitness fans.
Coping With Instructor Burnout
Participants aren't the only ones who need to take a break from time to time.
Meeting Clients Where They Are
Through the art and science of health coaching, Jessica Matthews, MS, believes we can empower clients to take ownership of their own experiences and boost the self-efficacy that leads to behavior change and success.
Playing Hurt
Is chronic pain something fitness professionals deny at their peril?
Coronary Artery Disease: What Every Fitness Professional Needs to Know
Understanding the structure of blood vessels and plaque growth is key to reducing risk factors.
Nutrition Strategies for Stress and Pain Management
Research shows that certain foods may help our bodies fight the damaging effects of chronic stress and pain.
Building a Conscious, Thriving and Sustainable Business
Seven tenets to help independent contractors stay true to their deepest values while making a good living.
Research Sheds New Light on the Exercise “Afterburn”
Recent studies help clarify the body's ability to keep burning extra calories long after we stop exercising.