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Career Path for Personal Trainers

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, IDEA celebrates and recognizes Chris…

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 our offerings. But let’s face…

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.

Families and fitness

10 Ways to Help Families Change

Families need you! A growing body of research makes it clear: Families provide a powerful force in supporting—or opposing—better health behaviors. Indeed, the authors of a state-of-the-art review in a prestigious cardiology journal call families…

Virtual personal training assessment

Virtual Training Assessments

Virtual personal training isn’t new, but the business aspect is growing, thanks to increased demand and improved technology across the board.

Person with bad posture

Posture Correction for Static Damage

The word posture tends to evoke the image of a schoolgirl standing perfectly erect with a book on her head. More accurately, static posture refers to the way in which a person holds his or her body or assumes certain positions, such as sitting, standing or sleeping. The cumulative effect of the time spent in certain positions can lead to prolonged static-posture damage to both the musculoskeletal and myofascial systems of the body.