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 the other 23 hours in the day she is probably seated. She drives to work, appointments, shopping centers and the gym—and then likely relaxes with screen time.

Her hip flexors are “tight,” and her glutes are “dead.” As her instructor or trainer, you need to understand how to help.

Good news! IDEA is offering a free course, The Female Glute Relocation Program, that teaches you innovative and efficient ways to activate, stimulate and ultimately relocate the glutes. You will also learn the fundamental principles for posture, hip alignment and pelvic floor stabilization to help you create a balanced lower-body program for your female clients.

This course is available through IDEA FitPro U Labs, your source for free online courses. Today, we’re offering 6 courses that are each under 1 hour and include activities to keep you on track and engaged.

Why is IDEA doing this?

“We are committed to delivering world-class, research-based education to fitness and wellness professionals. Although we reach 14K (of our 275K members) at IDEA World, we decided it was time to leverage technology to bring the industry’s best courses to life online,” says Kim Paulsen, GM Fitness Group, AIM.

Not into glutes? Additional courses include these great options:

TRX®: Trainer Basics

This online course delivers the basic skills you need to understand Suspension Training® fundamentals and use the TRX® Suspension Trainer with your clients as well as in your own training. Learn to incorporate TRX Suspension Training into your practice to give your clients the results that will keep them coming back for more.

Course includes detailed instructional videos and precise benchmarks to gauge your comprehension.

IDEA: Translating Today’s Nutrition Science for Your Clients

While there may be no right or wrong studies, there are often misleading interpretations of research. Whether your clients are confused by all the new studies on sugar and fat, curious about the promise of nutrition alleviating chronic pain and inflammation, or wary of overhyped studies on superfoods, you can help them sort things out by getting up to date yourself with a clear look at today’s nutrition and literature.

Functional Assessments for Special Populations

In this course, you will gain insight into which screens and tests are most appropriate to use with clients, thereby empowering you to make the best decisions on what will help them achieve their goals.

And more!

Learn something today that you can use with your clients tomorrow. Plus, IDEA Members can earn free CEC’s on select courses.

Courses update regularly and are free to any fitness professional.

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