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IDEA Member Spotlight

Mar 26, 2009

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

Lisa Weekes
Suwanee, Georgia
Member Since 2005

Lisa Weekes, owner of a Playball® franchise, believes that a great method for introducing physical activity to children is through sports. “The Playball program not only helps lay the foundation for children to lead an active lifestyle down the road, but it also contributes to their readiness for school,” says Weekes. The program, which focuses on movement as opposed to competition, “uses sports to give children a means from which to develop every aspect of their lives,” she adds. “It is so rewarding to work with children as young as 2 years of age and watch their growth—physically, socially and mentally.”

Daniel Ball, MSc
Redmond, Washington
Member Since 1995

Personal trainer and wellness coach Daniel Ball likes to think of himself as a teacher, and as a teacher, he finds that his best asset is helping others develop self-efficacy. “Part of the teaching process is empowerment; giving people the tools, knowledge and confidence to be successful at managing their fitness, health and wellness objectives.” After 23 years in the business, Daniel still finds tremendous joy in witnessing that empowerment morph into action. He says there is nothing more rewarding than “having a client come to a training session and tell me they were able to physically accomplish something they could not prior to training with me (no matter the magnitude).”

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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