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IDEA World 2020 – Event Status Update (3/19/20)

By No Author | March 19, 2020 |

We are incredibly sensitive to the effects that COVID-19 (coronavirus) is having on health and safety concerns, as well as around commitments to future events. We completely understand these concerns, and we are being as proactive as possible, dedicated to actively communicating with you every step of the way. We want to tell you that…

IDEA Editorial Staff

By IDEA Authors | February 6, 2020 |

Editor in Chief: Sandy Todd Webster
Executive Managing Editor: Katherine Watson
Executive Editor: Joy Keller
Production Editor: Judy Minich
Publications Assistant: Sarah Kolvas
Art Director: Annie Morley

Vice President and General Manager: Amy Boone Thompson

A Sample Strength Training Program Design for Women

By IDEA Authors | February 5, 2019 |

Why Do Men and Women Respond Differently to Strength Training?
We know that men and women have different quantities of muscle fiber types: Women carry more type I, and men carry more type II, but it is also worth noting how men and women react to resistance training—specifically how their muscles react to the demands—as it relates to gene expression.

Core Exercises to Boost Balance and Stability

By Sarah Schrenk, MS | November 19, 2018 |

Balance, which is essential for integrated movement, declines as we age. However, you can teach group fitness students how to maintain balance while also taking them through some fun, creative core exercises. Having a strong trunk and hip complex helps us maintain balance for years to come. In your next class, incorporate these multiplanar exercises targeting the core musculature and the gluteals. Each move is done in a standing position, and equipment is optional. Encourage attendees who struggle with balance to perform these exercises against a wall or while holding onto a barre.

Add Some Fun to Your Workouts

By Debra Orringer, MS | November 19, 2018 |

Do you remember recess? That break in the monotonous school day when you could run wild and free, lost in playful movement? The glory of the playground lingers in many of your participants’ memories, too, and you can help to recreate that experience by taking your next class a little less seriously.

Turning the group fitness studio into a playground is a great idea for stressed-out, time-crunched, social mediaÔÇôweary adults who need a break from responsibility. So grab a whistle, cue the bell and get ready to inject some fun into everyone’s day!

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