IDEA Member Spotlight

Oct 27, 2008

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

Michael Feigin
Brooklyn, New York
Member Since 2001
"I realized a while ago that all the different theories and fads in diet and fitness are very confusing, even for the most well-intentioned exercisers," says fitness professional and entrepreneur Michael Feigin. "So I set about creating a radio show that would inform and educate people in an entertaining way." He co-hosts his show with wife and business partner, Lawson Harris, and finds great satisfaction in sharing his insights and information with a broad audience. Feigin and his wife also created a Pilates certification program that has helped hundreds of professionals improve their skill set. "We have created a very nurturing and familiar environment, and we keep the classes small."


Aimee Marie Capps
Apalachicola, Florida
Member Since 2007
"There isn't a gym in the town in which I live, so I provide only at-home, one-on-one personal training and Pilates instruction," explains personal trainer and mother of two Aimee Marie Capps. Recently, however, Aimee decided to expand her reach by offering inexpensive personal training in small groups for those unable to afford one-on-one sessions. She also started private group sessions for her family. "Three times per week I go to my parents' home and teach an hourlong exercise class for my parents, two of my aunts and any other relative who wants to come. They all feel great afterward, and so do I."

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.

IDEA Fit Tips, Volume 6, Issue 3

© 2008 by IDEA Health & Fitness Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction without permission is strictly prohibited.


Trending Articles

How to Teach HIIT to Everyone

High-intensity interval training has been riding a wave of popularity, and it seems everyone wants to give it a try. However, intense interval training is nothing new. Group fitness instructors have b...

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...

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...

Can You Isolate the Lower Abs?

Most people find it difficult to add appreciable muscle to the lower abdominal region. While the upper abs generally respond rather easily t...

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&...

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...

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 ...

Nutrition Coaching: Scope of Practice

Historically, many fitness pros have avoided nutrition discussions for fear of straying beyond their scope of practice or have gone overboar...

Second-Chance Recess Workout

Do you remember being a kid? Before you could even pronounce “perceived exhaustion” or “cardiovascular exercise,” yo...

Show More