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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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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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Amy Boone Thompson

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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IDEA Support Squad

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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2022 IDEA World Convention

Jackpot! $82 IDEA World Convention Pricing Is Here!

March 25, 2022

As IDEA celebrates its 40-year milestone as an industry leader, we’re offering IDEAfit+ Members truly incredible limited-time pricing from as low as $82 to attend IDEA World Convention, July 20-24, in Las Vegas. As a way to mark the occasion, we’ve opened IDEA World Convention (full 4-day registration) starting at just $82 for IDEAfit+ members.…

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Celebrating IDEA’s 40th Anniversary!

March 18, 2022

Friends, it’s been over 2 years since we could safely gather. Let 2022 IDEA World Convention be our time to meet in person to laugh, learn, dance and celebrate together at the most exhilarating of all fitness industry events. 

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Celebrating Women in Fitness

March 11, 2022

March is Women’s History Month. There is still plenty of time to reach out to your sisters in the industry and tell them how much their leadership has impacted you.

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It’s National Nutrition Month!

March 4, 2022

Sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the 2022 theme for National Nutrition Month is “Celebrate a World of Flavors.” Using a “small steps” coaching structure, the Academy is rolling out just a few tips to practice each week with supportive information and resources. 

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Networking: A Career Investment that Pays

February 25, 2022

The fitness industry is an embarrassment of riches in terms of exceptional individuals who can become your amazing lifelong friends, mentors or part of your trusted network. Get over your shyness and mingle. Introduce yourself. Reestablish the relationships that may be frayed after 2 years of pandemic.

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Black Health and Wellness

Black Health and Wellness

February 18, 2022

Education is one step toward opening our minds to the critical role that inclusivity—and all that ties to it—plays in inspiring the ENTIRE world to fitness—and not just a segment of it.

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Heart Health, Super Bowl Sunday & Valentine’s Day

February 11, 2022

Heart disease is a leading cause of death in the United States, claiming the lives of more than 650,000 people per year, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Sadly, it is a mostly preventable lifestyle disease that is needlessly damaging too many lives. 


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Small Group Retention

Retention Through Small Group Exercise

February 1, 2022

Small group fitness is a powerful community builder and retention tool for your business. Clients who train in a group are more likely to stick with a program and achieve their fitness goals, which reflects success back on you and your business.

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Friday Super Sets

January 28, 2022

Welcome to the first edition of “Friday Super Sets.” I’ll be dropping in at the end of each week to get better acquainted with you and other IDEA Members, and to share notes and links regarding content you may have missed during your busy week. Each edition will be chock-full of information and links that I believe you’ll enjoy.

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