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endless summer
Endless Summer

I’m longing for those carefree days and looking forward to some endless summer fun with family and friends after IDEA World Convention is wrapped up. Hiking, biking, rafting and horseback riding are all on my punch list for the trip. How did your childhood summers shape your fitness path? What are your memories and traditions of summer?

Wellness workout
How is Inflation Impacting Fitness?

How is inflation impacting your clients’ fitness and wellness budgets? Are people tightening their belts not because they’ve lost weight, but because they have fewer dollars to spend at the…

Fitness education at 2022 IDEA World Convention in Las Vegas
Fitness Education Worth Celebrating

The 2022 IDEA World Convention program reflects the innovation, introspection and hustle of an industry in the midst of an epic comeback.

Black History Month
Black History Month: Chris Dickerson

For 40 years, IDEA and its members have helped shape the fitness industry through education and community; but not every fitness pioneer’s contributions have been recognized. In honor of #BlackHistoryMonth,…

A Fitness Resolution Revolution
Resolution Revolution!

We’ve heard all the classics:  Lose weight! Get into shape!  Start going to the gym! New year, new you! While New Year’s resolutions are the kindling that spark our clients to reach out to us for help, the professional community has to fan the flames with the right balance of skill, enthusiasm and fun to help clients sustain their inner fire for change.

2022 Personal Trainer Institute
The Synergy of Togetherness

We’ve all had to pivot these last 2 years—and not just while leading clients through multiple planes of motion). We’ve also learned that virtual training can add valuable dimensions to…

Training with a purpose at Personal Trainer Institute 2022
Training With a Purpose

What past years have taught the fitness industry is that we must continue training with a purpose no matter what the world throws us.

Learning Theories and Personal Training
Applying Learning Theories to Personal Training

Updated on November 2, 2021 Successful personal trainers are effective teachers and know how to apply learning theories. While personal training in part involves changing the body, teaching is the…

Completing Continuing Education Credits
Why Continuing Education Credits Matter

You hear a lot about continuing education credits in our industry. Do they matter to today’s fitness professional? How does a CEC/CEU impact the daily life of a fit pro?