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April 2016

Fitness JournalIDEA Fitness Journal- April 2016
Yoga Instructors on Every Corner?
Yoga participation is booming, but so is teacher training. Is it a concern or a benefit to have so many students on the teaching track?
The Lows of Wearing High Heels
Is making a fashion statement worth the price?
What’s the Best Activity Tracker for Your Clients?
To figure that out, you have to match key features with people's specific goals.
A Simple, Attainable Action Plan
By designing programs with obtainable goals and slow progression, fitness professionals can offer clients struggling with overweight and obesity a path to sustainable success, says Jinger S. Gottschall, PhD.
Sample Class: HIIT The Highway
Try a different approach to your high-intensity interval training.
Creative Ideas That Inspire
Find your groove in these classes that make movement fun.
Preparing for Life and Activity
Use the first part of class to help participants return to neutral body positions.
Clinch Your Coaching Style
Focus on your strengths instead of trying to be all things to all students.
Avoiding Payroll Tax Problems
Don't get stuck paying excess payroll tax penalties.
Independence Training for an Older Adult
Multiple sclerosis and liver cancer won't stop Arthur from living his best life.
The New Personal Trainer
Shifting roles, technology, expanding equipment options, competition and diverse client needs are shaping the industry's transformation.
Resistance Training and Diabetes: What’s Best?
Science helps to explain why weight training is a great option for type 2 diabetes prevention and management.
A Handy Alternative to Counting Calories
Simplify dietary dilemmas by teaching clients to use their hands to control portion size.
Help Your Clients Ride the Watersports Wave
Whether they are surfing, wakeboarding, standup paddling or kayaking this summer, your clients will appreciate these conditioning tips.
How to Turn Your Nonresponders Into Responders
Genetics helps explain why some clients do not respond to exercise. Fortunately, science has uncovered how to turn your nonresponders into responders.