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June 2016

Fitness JournalIDEA Fitness Journal- June 2016
Sample Class: Fully Functional Kickboxing
Merge dynamic combos with functional strength intervals.
The Extraordinary Group Experience, Metaphorically Speaking
You have the power to create meaningful change with thoughtful, well-placed cues.
5 Creative Abs Exercises With Resistance Tubing
Use creative approaches to target core muscles and keep class interesting and effectual.
Creative Ideas That Inspire
Explore outside your comfort zone in these fitness classes that push traditional boundaries.
Treating Muscle Soreness: Heat or Cold?
Either therapy works better than no treatment at all, a 2015 study finds.
Finding the Courage to Lead
Forget the myth of the “fearless leader.” Embrace your fears and make a difference in others' lives.
Your Brain on Exercise
Physical activity is just as beneficial to the mind as it is to the body.
Activity Trackers: Diving Into the Data
How to use tracking devices to analyze clients' activity patterns.
Creating Sustainable Change
Sabrena Jo uses a straightforward approach with clients to steer them away from misinformation and quick fixes toward realistic, long-term success.
Can Spices Help Suppress Appetite?
A research study examines whether capsaicin, the chemical that generates the heat in pepper-based spicy foods, can help curb appetite or promote weight loss.
Case Study: Older Adult With Multiple Challenges
Creating a Pilates program for “Betty” required a solid educational foundation, attention to contraindications, and creativity.
How to Transition to Personal Training Full-Time
Tell friends and colleagues interested in a career change that it's never too late to become a personal trainer. Here's how others switched jobs.
Weight Loss for the Special-Needs Client
Mike Gorski's well-rounded approach resulted in a successful client—and a friend.
IDEA Codes of Ethics for Fitness Professionals
IDEA’s code of conduct for group fitness instructors, personal trainers, owners and managers has withstood the test of time.
5 Things You Must Get Right to Succeed in Fitness
An IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year outlines his recipe for success, from mastering technique to perpetually learning.
Organize Your Mind for Personal Training
Take a tour through key brain states and learn how to fully engage with yourself, your clients and your environment.