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IDEA Member Spotlight

Jun 24, 2009

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

Pedro Maia
Lisbon, Portugal
Member Since 1986



What motivates Pedro Maia to continue working as a fitness instructor, personal trainer, Spinning® master trainer and cycling coach? It's the feeling of well-being he achieves from interacting with people who share his interests in fitness and health. He coaches young cycling teams in two small towns in Portugal. He inspires, he says, by "doing the best I can to make people realize that we need to concentrate on fitness for a better living with others and with ourselves." Pedro also gives back to his community by working with postrehab cancer patients and by participating in Spinning rides to raise funds for the Portuguese Heart Association, AIDS and cancer research.

Linda L. Nenninger
Bozrah, Connecticut
Member Since 2004



"I am motivating, funny, outgoing, energetic, caring, loving and passionate," says Linda L. Nenninger, certified personal trainer. "I am truly sincere when it comes to fitness training." She tells clients, "I am here when you need a shoulder to lean on, and I am here when you have fallen off your fitness wagon." Linda derives passion from every aspect of her career--from helping a newbie find her legs to teaching seniors how to release physical stress. "I believe that being physically active is one of the most important things you can do for your body," she asserts. "I inspire my clients to understand that their minds have no idea what their bodies are truly capable of accomplishing."

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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