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Spring 2014
April 1, 2014, marked the 40th anniversary of the founding of Human Kinetics, and we did a fair amount of looking back at those years in the months leading up to that day. A lot has changed over the decades, but the commitment to our authors has not wavered since Rainer Martens, HK’s founder, entered into a contract with Brian Sharkey to write our first book, which is still in print today as Fitness and Health, Seventh Edition.   Back then, though, Brian submitted the manuscript


Today’s Publisher More Valuable Than Ever




Spring 2014
Human Kinetics reaches our worldwide customers by selling directly through our website and our subsidiary offices in Australia, Canada, and the UK and by partnering with and selling through distributors. Our distributors in South Africa are two of our longest-serving and most successful partners.


South African Distribution



Spring 2014
Continuing education continues to prosper in most sectors of the economy. Competition in the fitness industry is greater than ever, and informed, educated fitness professionals will always rise to the top because of their creativity and desire to incorporate the most recent research, programming ideas, and industry trends to produce successful and healthy outcomes for their clients.


What’s Happening in Continuing Education in 2014?




Spring 2014
I am lucky to have found a way to combine my outside interests with my formal training and call it work! As a former physical education teacher, coach, and official, I found my way into human resources when a mentor took me under his wing and declared I’d make a great HR professional.


HK’s New Human Resources Director Introduces Herself



Spring 2014
For many textbooks, it’s essential that we think not just about the book but also about creating a high-quality suite of products for the instructors who will choose the text for their courses. Human Kinetics textbooks often include ancillaries such as instructor guides, test packages and chapter quizzes, and presentation packages. Student ancillaries, such as downloadable web resources and interactive web study guides, are also appropriate for some books. All of these products are


Understanding Ancillaries




Spring 2014
Did you know that Thailand is the only country in Southeast Asia to never have been colonized by a Western power or that Moroccan cuisine is considered one of the most diverse cuisines in the world, partially due to its remarkable variety of influences? These are just a few of the facts we’ve learned through the efforts of the new Diversity and Inclusion Committee at Human Kinetics. The committee was formed to foster a work environment that welcomes a variety of perspectives,



Authors and Editors in the News
Congratulations to Pat Ivey, strength and conditioning coach at the University of Missouri, for being name the 2013 FootballScoop Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year presented by ProGrass. Ivey is coauthor of HK’s Complete Conditioning for Football.


Pat Ivey




Authors and Editors in the News
Congratulations to Rick Trickett, Florida State University (FSU) offensive line coach, on FSU’s 2014 BCS National Championship. Trickett is author of HK’s Complete Offensive Line.


Rick Trickett



Authors and Editors in the News
Congratulations to 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Ray Guy. The former Oakland Raiders punter will be the first pure punter ever in the Hall of Fame. Guy is the author of Football Kicking and Punting.


Ray Guy




Authors and Editors in the News
Congratulations to Hannah Teter, author of Mastering Snowboarding, on her fourth-place finish in the ladies’ halfpipe finals at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.


Hannah Teter



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