IDEA Member Spotlight

Sep 24, 2009

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

Anna Woods
Hillsboro, Kansas
Member Since 2004

 

 

 

For the past 5 years Anna Woods, exercise specialist at Parkside Homes, an independent/assisted-living facility, has focused the majority of her training on seniors. “I work with residents 3 days a week for 45 minutes. We complete various strength training movements using hand weights, medicine balls and resistance bands, as well as paper plates, paint sticks and ribbons (for dance aerobics).” Because most of the exercisers are wheelchair-bound, Woods looks for creative and effective programs. “After 1 year of [participation], we have had residents move from completely relying on their wheelchairs to using walkers,” she adds. Woods has also seen a decrease in falls and blood pressure among participants, as well as improvements in confidence and self-esteem.

Karen Cross
Northport, Michigan
Member Since 1999

 

 

 

“When our local gym was scheduled to close in 2006, I opened the first private fitness studio in town,” says Karen Cross, owner of Cross Training. “It turned out to be one of the best decisions ever.” Karen offers small-group, partner and one-on-one personal training, as well as Pilates mat and private reformer classes. “We live on a beautiful peninsula on Lake Michigan, and for the first time I’ve had to start a waiting list for my summer clients.” Clients of Cross Training, who range from “superfit athletes” to “deconditioned older adults,” also have access to organic eggs and vegetables; the studio is located on farm property owned by Cross and her husband.

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, rhalvorson@ideafit.com. Please include your IDEA member number, if possible. You (or the colleague) must be an IDEA member to be considered for this section.

IDEA Fit Tips, Volume 7, Issue 10

© 2009 by IDEA Health & Fitness Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction without permission is strictly prohibited.

0 Comments

Trending Articles

Mindful Walking

Walking can be more than just moving physically from one location to another. It can be a metaphor for your larger life journey. Things you&...

Nuts and Peanuts Reduce Cardiovascular Risk and Prolong Lifespan

While there have been numerous studies in recent years touting the health benefits of nuts and peanuts, new research published online March ...

Smooth Move: Creative Additions to Consider for Smoothies

When looking for a quick breakfast or post-workout nourishment, almost nothing beats a smoothie. Whirl in the right ingredients and the blen...

Cut Risk of Alzheimer’s with MIND Diet

Conservative adherence to a new diet, appropriately known by the acronym MIND, could significantly lower a person’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to a paper published o...

Yes, You CAN Develop Better Eating Habits

Analogous to laying out your exercise gear so it’s the first visual reminder you have of your commitment to exercise each day, imagine...

7 Ways to Help a Client Boost Adherence

Once a client has decided to make nutritional changes to support weight loss, you can play a key role in developing an action plan that is m...

20 IDEA World-Renowned Presenters Share Advice on Success and Happiness

We asked some of this year’s most influential and motivating IDEA World Fitness Convention™ presenters to share the single piece of advice they would give another fitness/health pro to hel...

Recipe for Health: Picadillo-Stuffed Peppers

If you don’t believe that authentic Mexican cookery is “whole” and healthy, you need to take a deep dive into Mexico: The Cookbook (Phaidon 2014), the first truly comprehensive bible...

The Reason Your Clients Don't Acieve Their Goals

Lots of people hire personal trainers or join group fitness classes hoping to lose weight. Yet many fail to meet their goals. New research suggests that “progress bias”—overestimatin...

Rice-Cooking Technique Cuts Calorie Absorption in Half

In a molecular gastronomy-meets-lab-science moment, researchers at the College of Chemical Sciences in Colombo, Sri Lanka, have discovered a...

Next