When Dr. Ken Cooper talks, you'd better
listen. Closely. Because he will rattle off
statistics on health, fitness and disease
prevention so quickly it will make your
head spin, or at least make you want to go
out for a run to get all the exercise benefits you can.
The man known as "the father of aerobics"
is just as determined to change the
world now, at the age...
When aerobic dancing took off in the 1980s, exercisers went for the burn and sweated to the oldies.
Now a much wider array of fitness classes is available.
Three of the biggest names in aerobic dance and exercise, Judi Sheppard Missett, Kathy Smith and Tamilee Webb, speak Sunday at the IDEA Health & Fitness Association's convention in San Diego.
IDEA is grateful to all of our members who do their best every day to help clients embrace fitness- and health-enhancing behaviors as a regular, enjoyable part of their lives. The IDEA Health & Fitness Awards honor colleagues who always give 110% for their clients, communities and the fitness industry. Join us on Friday, July 6, from 8:15 am to 10:00 am, as we recognize the achievemen...
On Kathy Smith’s website, www.kathy
smith.com, she narrates a timeline of her projects, beginning with her first Sunset Boulevard billboard ad for leotards in 1980. Just listening to the year-by-year
account is exhausting: $50 million in
infomercial products; innovations (she had the first workout DVD in 2001 and helped to launch the first downloa...
Almost a decade ago, IDEA member (21 years and counting) Molly Lynn had a pivotal discussion about the specialized health and fitness needs of people in her age group (mid to late 70s and older). Lynn, who lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, and a friend agreed that fitness professionals offered very few programs for much older adults. They decided they would be the ones to meet the challenge. ...
Subject: Bruno Bosardi
Company: The Body Alchemist
Heal Thyself. Bruno Bosardi, Pilates and Gyrotonic® exercise trainer in San Diego, happened upon these two training methodologies just as many other instructors and practitioners do: once a professional dancer, Bosardi began to experience chronic back problems that eventually ended ...
“Where do you begin?” muses Jazzercise president, chief executive officer and founder Judi Sheppard Missett, 62. “In 38 years I’ve been through everything. When I first started doing this program, I was a professional dancer in Chicago and my dancer friends were grumbling about [Jazzercise] because it wasn’t for people who wanted to dance for a living—i...