IDEA’s editorial team has garnered another Western Publications Association (WPA) “Maggie” Award! This is the sixth time an IDEA publication has captured honors in the WPA magazine awards competition. In addition, three other IDEA Fitness Journal entries were chosen as finalists in other categories. The coveted Maggie awards are known as the “Oscars” of the periodicals publishing world.

IDEA Fitness Journal took top honors in the Best How-To Article/Trade Magazine category. This is the second time IDEA editors have been recognized in this category by their magazine industry publishing peers. Also to be congratulated is Biray Alsac-Seitz, author of the award-winning piece, “The Pursuit of Higher Education,” which appeared in the July–August 2011 issue.

“We are extremely proud of the IDEA editorial team,” said Kathie Davis, executive director of IDEA. “Their commitment to producing the industry’s highest-quality and most educational fitness magazines has been recognized with yet another prestigious award. The fact that their professional magazine industry peers have recognized them as best in class among many others vying for this magazine award is a testament to the gold standard quality they deliver. Their expertise in packaging practical fitness articles for fitness professionals around the world on the most relevant health and fitness topics has helped IDEA stay at the forefront of this industry.”