Continuing Education/Home Study
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?
The personal training industry is a rapidly growing field, which aims to serve the needs of a wide variety of the population. Fitness facilities can be a resource for individuals to expand their healthy behaviors and build a habit of fitness for a lifetime. Cultivating a culture of a healthy fitness lifestyle stems from having an NSCA-certified, well-educated personal trainer, who can ensure people are engaging in fitness behaviors and performing exercises safely and effectively. NSCA certifications equip professionals to educate, inform and inspire communities to lead active, healthy lifestyles.
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.
Compassionate coaching involves recognizing the needs of another person, feeling empathy for that individual and taking action to help.
Honing your skillset through continuing education opportunities will allow you to better provide clients with safe and innovative training opportunities. When equipped with a toolbox full of experience and education, you are better prepared to create a sustainable career.
A common assumption is that people who weigh less are more fit. For younger adult women, however, this may not be the case.
New research shows that, while increasing steps to 4,400 steps per day enhances longevity (and walking more does have numerous health benefits), adding steps without increasing intensity or changing other lifestyle habits may not lead to weight loss.
Resistance Training for older adults is pivotal for thwarting the negative effects of a sedentary lifestyle and aging.
Review the anatomy and function of the glenohumeral and scapulothoracic joints and learn basic, low-risk exercises that are designed to improve rotator cuff strength, shoulder mobility and scapulohumeral rhythm.
Are happiness exercises part of your training program design? Does that question seem odd? As you embark on a new year of helping clients work toward their fitness resolutions, this is the perfect time to pause and consider how you can use every tool at your disposal to make sure people succeed. Your toolbox includes harnessing the power of positivity to promote physical activity.
Do you want healthier knees for your clients (and yourself)? Start from the ground up with IDEA’s latest free course (that’s right, free)! Learn how to program sessions that use the feet to get better results all the way up the kinetic chain and better understand the influence the feet have on knee health.
Looking for ways to activate and strengthen the core that go beyond the plank? IDEA’s latest free course (that’s right, free!) will help you fill your toolbox with a variety of multiplanar exercises that specifically—and effectively—target the core, keeping your clients interested and engaged.
Scrambling for CECs is the worst. That’s why IDEA is offering one free CEC when you learn “How to Assess Special Populations” in a free, online course. Whether you work with older adults, or people who have obesity or chronic conditions, it’s important to establish movement baselines to create effective programs.
By now, you’ve heard that “sitting is the new smoking.” It’s a catchy phrase with a powerful message: A sedentary lifestyle can impact your health—and not in a good way.
Consider your average client. She takes time to exercise (which is so good!) But, her other 23 hours are likely seated. She drives to work, appointments, shopping centers, the gym and then likely relaxes with screen time.
Nutrition research is hard to distill. There is so much noise about sugar, fat, types of fat, protein, inflammation. . . the list goes on. If you’re ready to get up-to-date with a clear look at today’s nutrition join this free course through IDEA FitPro U Labs. You’ll also earn 1 free CEC hour! Really.
Thousands of fitness professionals consider the IDEA World Convention to be the best investment they can make to further their careers. That’s largely because the event delivers robust, multilevel education covering all facets of the industry. But there’s more to it than that, according to fitness industry veteran and this year’s IDEA Jack LaLanne Award recipient, Jay Blahnik.
You’re a forward-thinking, highly skilled professional who works tirelessly to Inspire the World to Fitness®. After hustling for clients, teaching countless classes and paying bills, the question is, what do you do for yourself to make sure the passion that drove you to become a fitness leader continues to burn bright?
Learn the strategies to develop a club or studio that inspires, thrives and affords you the personal and professional life you’ve always wanted at the IDEA World Club & Studio Summit.
Heading into its fourth year, this Summit—on how to succeed in the business of fitness—has become its own conference thriving inside IDEA World. There seem to be events popping up all over the country for people who run clubs and studios.
As your clients resolve to shed bad habits and holiday pounds, you probably have a few personal goals of your own this year. Maybe you want to better help clients in the new year or advance your career. Maybe you want to start your own business or increase your earning potential.
In partnership with ACE, IDEA co-founders Kathie and Peter Davis have established the IDEA World Scholarship Fund, which provides selected recipients with a registration for the event as well as financial assistance for related travel expenses.