Meet Some Outstanding Members Who Inspire the World to Fitness®!
Los Angeles, California
Member Since 1997
CEO and founder of YogaFit Inc., Beth Shaw takes great pride in “leading people toward transformation of the mind, body and spirit.” She has helped countless yoga instructors make a difference in the lives of their students and clients through her educational programs. “I enjoy making positive changes in the world and helping people achieve their full potential, starting with the physical benefits and then achieving the mental and spiritual benefits,” she says. When not educating others about yoga, Beth offers support as a national council member for the Humane Society of the United States and is chairperson of the advisory board for Karma Rescue, an organization that rescues “at-risk dogs from the high-kill Los Angeles–area shelters.”
Lumby, British Columbia
Member Since 1996
“I make it a priority to make fitness fun for all clients and to educate as much as possible,” says Rhonda Catt, certified personal trainer. Rhonda specializes in sport-specific conditioning and in working with small groups. She believes that “hearing clients say they have so much fun during their sessions is the best fitness gift of all.” For Rhonda, the inspiration goes both ways. “When my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer, I realized how much my clients and programs gave me clarity and excitement during a time when I felt my world was falling apart—when all my thoughts were with my mother.” Rhonda believes that these bonds are part of what makes her career so rewarding.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your IDEA member number, if possible. You (or the colleague) must be an IDEA member to be considered for this section.