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December 2015

Fitness JournalIDEA Fitness Journal - December 2015
Are Pilates and Yoga Right for Clients With Low Bone Density? cec
What are the best exercises for keeping bones and muscles strong as we age?
Alzheimer’s and Diet cec
Answering client questions about nutrition and prevention.
Is There a Right or Wrong Way to Squat? cec
Could the traditional advice for this exercise mainstay be leading your clients astray? Research provides answers.
Mind-Body Personal Training cec
Is integrative training the way of the future?
Reciprocal Superset Training Burns More Calories cec
Study presents options for time-pressed clients.
Supercheap Superfoods: Optimal Nutrition on a Shoestring Budget cec
Low-income clients deserve a chance to enjoy power-packed meals. Here's how to help them out.
Tips for Working With Older Caregivers cec
Flexibility and understanding are the watchwords for fitness professionals.
Mental Toughness Techniques for Peak Performance cec
Whatever their skill level, your clients and class participants will benefit from these powerful training tools.
How to Deal With Class Cliques
Sometimes high-school drama finds its way into the group exercise studio.
Nutrition Coaching: A Primer for Health and Fitness Professionals cec
Nutrition: How to stay within scope of practice while using proven motivational techniques.
Attentional Focus & Cuing cec
Why Instructions Don't Get Through to Your Clients—and How to Fix It.
Youth Athletics: Put Excitement Back Into Play cec
Shift your focus from the negative connotations of obesity to the positive life force of nontraditional sports training.
Sample Class: Farmhand Fitness
Integrate these full-body movements into your class to boost functional strength and power.
Coping With Instructor Burnout
Participants aren't the only ones who need to take a break from time to time.
What’s the Best Diet for Me? cec
Learn about the eating plans your clients may be on or may be contemplating—and how to address the pros and cons of each.
Thinking Outside the Gym Box
Back-to-basics training on obstacle courses invigorates a rising fitness trend.
Rehabilitation Breakthroughs With Eccentric Training cec
Applying force to lengthening muscle has broad benefits for the elderly and for people with chronic diseases, researchers are finding.
The Mental Aspects of Chronic Pain cec
Teach your clients to break the cycle of pain by undoing bad mental habits.