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January 2013

Fitness JournalIDEA Fitness Journal - January 2013
Michael Saiz
Member Since 1990 | Reno, Nevada
Karin Singleton
Member Since 1995 | Raleigh, North Carolina
LaRue Cook, MHA, JD
Member Since 2007 | Alexandria, Virginia
Prevention Is the Best Policy for Kids’ Obesity
Avery Faigenbaum, EdD, exhorts fitness pros to provide opportunities for young people to form social networks while gaining confidence in their abilities to be physically active.
Creative Ideas That Inspire
Make this year an active year with fun fitness classes.
Sample Class: Kids’ Kickboxing
Mix high energy with individual coaching to help kids learn to love exercise.
The Proper Preparation
Try these new “spins” on an indoor cycling warm-up.
Tricks of the Trade
Do you provide any of your training services on the Internet? How is this working for you?
Fitness Resort Travel
Enjoy a low-cost vacation in an exotic setting.
Overheard in the Locker Room
Transmute negative feedback into positive fuel for growth as a group fitness instructor.
More Than 300 Pounds and Counting
Despite surgery recommendations, Paul decided to drop weight the old-fashioned way.
Q&A: Ask the RD
I've recently heard about the importance of prebiotics. Are those the same as probiotics?
New Book Releases From Ellie Krieger and Andrew Zimmern
If you're looking to engage kids in more adventurous eating or their parents in more healthy living, check out these two new releases from celebrity chef-educators Ellie Krieger, MS, RD, and Andrew Zimmern.
Kettlebell Research Update
Studies show cardio and strength benefits, but suggest caution about spinal loads.
Meditation: Push-Ups for the Brain
Should we be recommending meditation training to shape and tone the brain?
Let Whole Foods Power You Into the New Year
A leaf-to-root strategy that gets every last nutrient out of fruits and vegetables.
Excessive Thoracic Kyphosis: Much More Than Just Bad Posture
Stress, environment and many exercises can contribute to a hunched-over effect.
Preadolescents, Obesity and Exercise
Research supports the idea that physical activity, along with a foundation of fun, is an effective intervention in the formative preteen stage of a young person’s life.
Jason Karp, PhD
Member Since 2007 | San Diego, California