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A Health and Fitness Conference Trifecta

April 19, 2015

We had quite an action-packed week in Washington, DC, and Virginia at the end of February! With three great health and fitness conferences to attend in the span of a few days—and IDEA’s own Personal Trainer Institute East sandwiched right in the middle— it was fun and interesting to observe the contrasts and similarities among them.

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Training Your “Occupational Athletes” for Success

January 22, 2015

The American workplace is not exactly the safest place to be these days. We are either sedentary desk jockeys who hear almost daily that sitting is the new smoking, or we are laboring, lifting, twisting, and performing repetitive tasks, all of which can lead to work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs). How can you prepare the occupational athletes among your clientele to work safely and to avoid injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome, rotator cuff disorders and back

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2014 IDEA World Fitness Convention™

September 22, 2014

It’s hard to believe that yet another IDEA World Fitness has come and gone already. And what a joyful, positive week of fitness professionals fueling their passion it was! We had a blast and were so impressed by those of you we met for the first time and by everyone we reconnected with. We are humbled by the work you do to Inspire the World to Fitness®.

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Mind-Body Maturation

May 27, 2014

Over the past many years, mind-body wellness has opened new doors, not only for the fitness industry in general, but for every client it serves. While it’s conceivable that all forms of movement and fitness connect mind and body, formats developed over the past 10-15 years are much more specific to the task. Today, the “inner” exploration tied to the physical is holistic and inclusive, interwoven with elements such as meditation, mindful nutrition, self- efficacy and positive psychology. Successfully combined in a well-rounded plan for clients, it is a powerful package.

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Help a Challenged Athlete Get Into the Game

February 14, 2012

For many years, IDEA has been a supporter and an advocate for the Challenged Athletes Foundation® (CAF). Several of our Inspiration Award recipients through the years have been CAF people whose stories of determination and triumph have moved and inspired us incredibly.

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