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September, 2010

IDEA Fitness Journal - September, 2010
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Chronic Sleep Restriction Is a Risk Factor for Obesity cec
Improved sleep habits can help keep weight down.
Pilates and the Science of Human Movement
Top-notch professionals speak candidly about anatomy.
Preparing for Instability
Include the right warm-up moves to help the lower body transfer energy.
Yoga Teaching Strategies for Cohesiveness
Add a deeper element of meaning to your class designs, and help students help themselves.
Sample Class: Biking the Boston Marathon
Share a classic race plan with indoor cycling participants.
Ask the RD cec
Question: Is it healthier to use agave syrup instead of sugar?
A Primer on Food Journals cec
Using a food log can help clients improve food choices and eating behaviors that affect their body weight goals or exercise performance.
Turn Your Gym Into a Playground cec
Clients and trainers will embrace changing “work-outs” into “play-outs.”
Selling Personal Training Services With Flow
Use your fitness education to help clients—and to make sales.
Tricks of the trade
What do you do if a client crosses professional boundaries (i.e., gets too close physically or talks about topics you are not comfortable with)?
Teaching the Novice Exerciser
An emphasis on teaching keeps Eric Taylor’s clients on the road to success.
Your Feet, Your Shoes, Your Choices
When you’re buying or recommending shoes, think about the way the foot functions and the importance of a strong foundation.
2010 IDEA Personal Training Programs & Equipment Trends
With average retention rates of 75%, IDEA personal trainers are leveraging the best of their programs and equipment to keep clients coming back for more. Download Additional Survey Information
Functional Anatomy: From Theory to Practice cec
Retrain the musculoskeletal system to effectively and purposely process the ever-present forces of nature.
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