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Sandy Todd Webster

Sandy Todd Webster is the editor in chief of IDEA’s award-winning publications. She is Precision Nutrition Level 1 certified and is a Rouxbe Certified Plant-Based Professional cook.

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American Heart Month

February 8, 2023

February is American Heart Month, which gives you a great reason to engage both clients and staff on a number of cardiovascular health topics. Why not consider the following?  Did you see the American Heart Association collaborated with a panel of dietitians, nutrition researchers and physicians to provide tips for heart health nutrition in its…

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Inclusive, Thoughtful Engagement

December 16, 2022

During this busy season of parties and celebrations, it can be easy to overlook that there may be folks on your team or in your client community who may not feel the same holiday wonder and joy you do. Everyone has a story and not all stories are happy ones.  

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A Season of Gratitude

December 13, 2022

On behalf of our team, we wish you a rich and happy holiday season, and we thank you for your continued support of our shared mission.

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Small-Group Training Can Be Transformative 

October 7, 2022

Resumed focus on small-group models is also a reflection of the challenging economic times we are living in. Small-group training exploded by necessity back in 2008 as we all had to rethink our business models amid recession. It’s more efficient and lucrative for you to train small groups, and it’s more affordable (and inspirational) for your clients to band together for purchasing power. We’re all feeling the bite of inflation, and many are still recovering from pandemic losses. Take a page from Judy’s book and rethink what’s not working for you and how an updated small-group model could help your business in multiple ways. 

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Corrective Ex and Pumpkin Spice?

September 23, 2022

Pain is a common theme among a high percentage of clients and it often prevents them from reaching their goals. Fitness professionals know that corrective exercise is one strategy to help clients retain vibrant movement health and navigate life pain-free. As people aspire to return to their former levels of functional freedom, IDEA and its members stand ready to help them release restrictions and move with ease.

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Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

August 19, 2022

Staycations are great, but sometimes it takes a holiday outside the confines of our comfort zones to stretch ourselves and grow.  I’m just back from a much-needed vacation and change of scene and routine. Disconnecting from my screens, Zoom meetings, daily stressors and the mundane of day-to-day reminded me of just how critical it is…

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2022 IDEA World Convention: A LIMITLESS Oasis

July 27, 2022

IDEA around 5,500 attendees, staff and exhibitors gulped refreshment from IDEA World’s overflowing cup of knowledge. Attendees were inspired to set sights on what comes next for their careers, their businesses, their clients and our industry.

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Endless Summer

July 1, 2022

I’m longing for those carefree days and looking forward to some endless summer fun with family and friends after IDEA World Convention is wrapped up. Hiking, biking, rafting and horseback riding are all on my punch list for the trip. How did your childhood summers shape your fitness path? What are your memories and traditions of summer?

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IDEA Announces New Ownership

May 18, 2022

IDEA enters a new era as the leading association for fitness and wellness professionals—under the new, private ownership of Amy Thompson. 

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Join IDEA’s Support Squad!

April 22, 2022

How do just 30 IDEA staffers power a huge event like the IDEA World Convention? With the help of hundreds of IDEA Members–our Support Squad–who trade sweat equity for their IDEA World experience. 

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