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.

Our brand-new “From Neck to Knees, More than Just Core” workshop is packed with movements that strengthen the shoulder and pelvic girdles (and everything in between) using body bars, tubing and body weight. It’s the perfect antidote to the “been there, done that” feeling that many clients have about planking.

Choose this new course from IDEA FitPro U Labs, your source for free online education. It’s one of 8 course offerings—all concise (ÔÇÿcause you’re busy), entertaining (ÔÇÿcause exercise should be fun) and effective (ÔÇÿcause your clients want results).

Free education? Why is IDEA doing this?

“We are committed to delivering world-class, research-based education to fitness and wellness professionals,” says Amy Boone Thompson, vice president of AIM Fitness Group, IDEA Health & Fitness Association, IDEA China and Oxygen.

“We reach 14,000 fit pros at IDEA® World, but it was time to leverage technology to offer our 275,000 members—and all fitness professionals—these amazing courses, bringing the industry’s best career-changing information to life online.”

Beyond Core: More Free Online Courses to Choose from


This course delivers the skills you need to understand Suspension Training® fundamentals and use the TRX Suspension Trainer with your clients (and in your own training). Detailed instructional videos and precise benchmarks to gauge your comprehension give you the skills you need to successfully incorporate TRX Suspension Training into your practice and give your clients results that will keep them coming back for more.


Studies about nutrition can be contradictory, confusing and completely overwhelming. This course helps you sort it all out! It’s a satisfying serving of science and practical advice on everything from new studies on sugar and fat to the role diet plays in easing chronic pain and inflammation, to overhyped studies on superfoods.


This course gives you valuable skills that can broaden and strengthen your business. Gain a deeper understanding of how to navigate which screens and tests are most appropriate for effective assessment and program development, helping you make the best decisions on how to help clients achieve their goals.

And There’s More!

Explore all our offerings, and learn something today that you can use with your clients tomorrow. Plus, IDEA Members can earn free CECs on select courses.

Courses update regularly and are free to all fitness professionals.

Visit ideafit.com/fitproulabs today.

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