IDEA Member Spotlight

Dec 16, 2008

Meet Some Outstanding Members Who Inspire the World to Fitness®!

Paul Katami
Hollywood, California
Member Since 2005

"When I teach fitness classes or train with clients, I want to feel like a good friend who is sharing something healthy and valuable versus just being an instructor or a drill sergeant," says Paul Katami, group fitness manager and instructor, personal trainer and Katamibar creator. He firmly believes that it is this style of training that helps foster a holistic, "life-of-health-and-wellness" mentality. "I think that my most valuable recent experience was taking my Katamibar program to the U.S. Marine Corps fitness centers at Camp Pendleton, California," he recalls. "The marines were so great and inviting, and they really understood the value of fitness in terms of training to keep themselves ready for action."

If you would like to be featured in this section or know an IDEA member who stands out in the fitness crowd, e-mail a brief description of your (or your colleague’s) fitness activities and achievements and a high-resolution digital photograph (at least 300 dpi, in focus, well-lit and at least 3″ x 3″ in its original digital format) to Ryan Halvorson, Please include your IDEA member number, if possible. You (or the colleague) must be an IDEA member to be considered for this section.

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