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Alternate Exercise Recovery Methods

May 13, 2020

You may be used to speeding up your exercise recovery via methods such as myofascial release with foam rollers and good sleep hygiene. While these techniques are tried-and-true, the rising enthusiasm for hard-hitting exercise routines has spawned a growing interest in alternative recovery techniques. Pete McCall, MS, personal trainer, exercise physiologist and an adjunct faculty member in exercise science at both Mesa Community College and San Diego State University, outlines six options for you to consider.

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May 2020 IDEA Member Spotlight

May 1, 2020

Not many fit pros quote a witch for inspiration, but Sue Singer knows that Glinda (the Good Witch of the South) had it right when she told her “client” (Dorothy Gale, of course), “You’ve always had the power, my dear; you just had to learn it for yourself.”

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Facility cleanliness during COVID-19 and coronavirus

Fitness and “White House Guidelines for Opening up America Again”

April 20, 2020

Last week President Donald Trump and the White House coronavirus task force unveiled their “Guidelines for Opening Up America Again,” a three-phased approach that Whitehouse.gov says “will help state and local officials when reopening their economies, getting people back to work and continuing to protect American lives.” Significantly, gyms were included to reopen in Phase One, provided “they adhere to strict physical distancing and sanitation protocols.” It was not clear from the announcement or Whitehouse.gov what those protocols entailed.

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Is Soy Good for You?

March 30, 2020

The growing popularity of soy products in U.S. and European diets has raised considerable controversy. While the soy-rich diets of Asia generate documented health benefits, questions persist about the safety of soy in some products.

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IHRSA Implores Congress to Include Fitness Industry In Stimulus (updated 3/25/20)

March 19, 2020

Updated story: 3/25/2020 https://ihrsa.quorum.us/campaign/25197/   ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————- 3/19/20 Hi Fitness Industry friends, Please excuse this mass email. I am simply attempting to communicate in the quickest way possible. Congress is currently debating a stimulus package to get money into affected people’s hands. IHRSA and our lobbyists are on this, so please let your audience know that…

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IDEA World 2020 – Event Status Update (4/14/2020)

March 19, 2020

Updated: 4/14/2020 It is with a very heavy heart that we must cancel the 2020 IDEA World Convention, July 8-12, in Anaheim, CA. Despite making every effort to host the event as planned or to postpone it, the reality is that it cannot take place due to uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 crisis. We are committed…

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Sample Class: Kids’ Kickboxing

December 20, 2012

Kids naturally love to move. Why not take advantage of their innate urge to wiggle? This kickboxing class not only helps kids strengthen their muscles and hearts; it also teaches body awareness, coordination and balance. You’ll even provide an environment that builds self-confidence; however, students won’t know that! They’ll just remember how much fun they had and will spend the rest of the day showing everyone the cool moves they learned in class.

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