If you have clients who are following a rigid athlete diet, tell them that letting off the gas for a short time may do their bodies good.
Marilyn LoPresti, PhD, has spent nearly four decades in education and has seamlessly transitioned her knowledge to each fitness class.
If you train kids, are you including youth strength training? Researchers share evidence-based benefits of training as early as age 5–7.
People with a genetic predisposition to behavioral disorders had a greater risk of developing them if their diets were high in added sugars.
Music that makes you want to move, referred to as “groove music,” increases feelings of pleasure and enhances cognitive function.
Nothing says comfort like a well-cooked pot of greens over fragrant rice with the surprise savory element of peanuts infusing the lip-smacking “pot likker.”
SAN DIEGO, May 18, 2022. IDEA Health & Fitness Association, the world’s leading organization for fitness and wellness professionals, announces new ownership as it prepares to celebrate its 40th anniversary and a return to in-person…
9-11 year olds who were exposed to alcohol in utero during pregnancy experience more psychological problems than their unexposed peers.
People Need to Exercise Again, and IDEA Personal Trainers are Ready San Diego – February 14, 2022 – Even if people exercised on their own during the past 2 years, it’s not the same as working…
Debt is a common by-product of fitness entrepreneurship, but it doesn’t have to be a jail sentence. What if you walked into your facility tomorrow and everything was paid off? What if there were no…
Dear IDEA Fitness Community, IDEA Health & Fitness Association’s staff and members are united in opposing prejudice, bigotry and racism. We denounce all acts and intents associated with these affronts to human dignity. The senseless death of George Floyd (and too many…
Updated: 4/14/2020 It is with a very heavy heart that we must cancel the 2020 IDEA World Convention, July 8-12, in Anaheim, CA. Despite making every effort to host the event as planned or to…
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It’s hard to believe another year of serving this incredible industry is winding down. As we at IDEA reflect on all we’re grateful for, as ever, IDEA members are at the top of our list. On behalf of our team, we wish you a rich and happy holiday season, and we thank you for your continued belief in and support of our shared mission to Inspire the World to Fitness®!
While we strive for content balance when planning each issue of Fitness Journal, every so often we seem to assemble a collection of articles which—just by a quick scan of the table of contents—looks like a heck of a lot of fun to learn from. Welcome to one of those issues!
This month I have the pleasure of introducing you to a new era of leadership at IDEA and in the health and fitness industry at large.
As an owner or a manager, could you be putting off talented trainers without knowing it? We asked some top fitness pros what they look for when seeking employment. What they have to say may help you become the type of manager that the best-quality trainers yearn to work for.
Be an Advocate and a Coach
Internships are a fact of life in the fitness industry. All major degree programs related to fitness or exercise science require that students complete an internship prior to earning a degree. Colleges and universities want their students to have real-life work experience when they graduate.
Like many other fitness professionals, Tricia Murphy Madden has experienced both failure and success. On this episode of Empowered Entrepreneur, Madden, the director of education for Savvier Fitness and co-creator of Barre Above ®, shares the lessons she has learned from her failure and how that experience helped her find success in other areas of the fitness industry.
This month we are delighted to introduce you to the professionals at IDEA who work tirelessly to develop continuing education, cutting-edge experiences and essential business tools to make you successful. We want to show you the faces of those whose drive and creativity bring you this magazine and the other IDEA publications you value; the incredible events you love to attend; the educational products from which you earn CECs; and the stellar inspired service of specialists dedicated to delivering whatever you need from us.