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With Gyms Open, Are Clients Ready?

July 29, 2021

With many gyms open again—some after long closures—IDEA put three questions to five fitness pros from around the country: Are you now operating at full capacity? How are clients adapting as they return to the gym? How would you sum up the state of play as it relates to COVID-19 and the fitness industry at this…

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IDEA World Blog Day 2

BEING the Change as the Sea Changes

July 10, 2021

The second day of 2021 IDEA World Virtual ushered in a new suite of deep knowledge for attendees to choose from, on topics ranging from exercise science research to diversity and inclusion and the mundane (but oh-so-important) aspects of owning a fitness business.

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Why the Benefits of Exercise Vary

July 1, 2021

We know that everyone can experience the benefits of exercise, but it has remained unclear why different people may respond to the same exercise program in different ways. The mechanistic links between physical fitness and general health have also been unclear. “While groups as a whole benefit from exercise, the variability in responses between any…

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Self-Care Tips for Summer

June 10, 2021

This past year has been a long haul for you and your clients, and now is a great time to review some self-care tips. Summer is coming, and people across the country are breathing a little more easily. Stay safe and enjoy the reopening with these suggestions from IDEA authors and presenters. Of course, continue…

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Pandemic Stress Among Clients?

May 20, 2021

As U.S. COVID-19 cases surged in the winter of 2020, pandemic stress rates rose steeply. In January, about 4 in 10 adults reported symptoms of depression or anxiety. That’s four times as many as in June 2019 (Panchal et al. 2021). Most likely, some of your clients have struggled to stay steady through lockdowns and job…

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IDEA World Virtual 2020

Inspiring Greatness at IDEA® World Virtual 2020

September 30, 2020

For the first time in 38 years, the global fitness community that is the IDEA® World Convention was not able to meet in person. Despite that, the crackling energy and essential rite of gathering to share ideas and buoy each other breathed fresh air into the 8,000 attendees, sponsors and presenters who attended via the ether on August 21–22.

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Mindfulness is the Best Sweetener

May 12, 2015

At your favorite lunch spot, they bake bread on the premises, and the delicious aroma of warm loaves has you salivating before you have even placed your order. You weren’t feeling especially hungry in the car and were thinking of eating a salad, but gosh, now that you’re here, wouldn’t you just love a chunk of that cinnamon-raisin bread with butter?

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