Some experts believe that if childhood obesity rates in the U.S. continue to rise, the current generation of kids could become the first in American history to live shorter lives than their parents.
To combat this growing epidemic, the American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation joined together in 2005 to form the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. The Allia...
For Kathi Sims, RN, fitness has always
been a way of life. While she was working as a registered nurse in Chatham,
Ontario, she began teaching early-morning, evening and Saturday exercise
classes. What was a part-time passion turned into her main focus when she and
her husband retired to Sarasota, Florida.
Since introducing the Inspire the World
to Fitness® initiative in 2003,
IDEA members have sent in numerous motivational accounts of how they’ve helped
bring about positive change in others. Whether they trained a former
nonexerciser to run a marathon or modified a class so that a dis...
While the American College of
Sports Medicine recommends 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity each week
for “significant health benefits,” emerging research suggests that more may be
needed. Researchers at the University of M...
clients ready to get off the treadmill and hit the road after a long winter?
Here’s an online tool that will help them track their running or walking
mileage. A mashup site called runningmap.com allows users to create ...
IDEA member Pam Skinner, who lives in
Huntington Beach, California, has always thrived on coming up with novel
approaches to motivating her clients and participants. The 25-year fitness
industry veteran, who has a master’s degree in recreation administration, has
dabbled in many corner pockets—not-for-profit, facility management,...
IDEA member Chris Kelly, personal fitness trainer and owner of CK Wellness in Manhattan, New York, can trace his enthusiasm for fitness back to his childhood, when he helped his mother train for marathons. “I held her stopwatch during timed miles and screamed from the sideline on race day with my Dad,” Kelly says. “Even though I was very small, her relentless determination ins...