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Guidelines for opening fitness facilities during COVID-19

Reopening Guidelines from California Fitness Alliance (Updated 7/1/2020)

By Sandy Todd Webster | June 11, 2020 |

Most clubs and studios in North America have either already reopened or are getting ready to do so. If you are planning your return-to-work path either as an owner, manager, independent contractor or employee, you know it’s both exciting to get back to the work you love and daunting with so many unknowns.

The California Fitness Alliance has worked tirelessly to create a comprehensive document “COVID-19 Industry Guidance: Fitness Facilities” that was recently approved by the California Governor’s office, the California Department of Public Health and Cal/OSHA to provide guidance for fitness facilities to support a safe, clean environment for workers.

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Payment Protection Plan

Update on PPP: The Rules Have Changed—For the Better

By Sandy Todd Webster | June 11, 2020 |

First there was the proverbial “pivot” to virtual, then the scramble and stress of applying for relief funding from the Small Business Administration’s Payment Protection Program (rounds 1 and 2). If you were among the fortunate who received funding, the next leap was wrapping your head around the details for proper use and tracking of the money.

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Help support the California Fitness Alliance

By Philip Malavenda | May 28, 2020 |

Join the California Fitness Alliance to fight for fitness. If you work for a gym, club, studio, boutique, on your own, are a fitness industry supplier, or you just love fitness – have your voice heard. Join today! It’s free During the COVID19 crisis, the California Fitness Alliance has three primary objectives: REOPENING – Partner…

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Facility cleanliness during COVID-19 and coronavirus

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

By No Author | 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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COVID-19 Relief Legislation: ACE urges policymakers to not leave independent contract

By IDEA Authors | March 22, 2020 |

In response to the impact that COVID-19 is having on the businesses of certified health coaches and exercise professionals, the American Council on Exercise published this statement urging policymakers to expand its relief legislation to support the industry: STATEMENT RELEASED March 20, 2020 American Council On Exercise commends the U.S. Congress and state legislatures for…

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

By No Author | 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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Coronavirus and illness prevention

The Coronavirus (COVID-19): A Guide for IDEA Members and All Fitness Professionals

By Shirley Archer, JD, MA | March 10, 2020 |

The new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, which causes the coronavirus infectious disease COVID-19, as named by the World Health Organization, is disrupting life as usual and is exacting a visible human and economic toll. IDEA members and fitness professionals across the globe can continue promoting health and minimize business disruption with common-sense precautions and attention to public health developments. This advisory contains information on what we currently know about the virus, suggested preventive measures and resource links to stay updated.

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Sleep and nutrition

Sleep Well, Eat Well

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD | February 25, 2020 |

Poor sleep has been linked to unhealthy eating habits and weight gain. Now a team of American researchers believes it knows why people may gravitate toward calorie-dense junk food when sleep deprived: Blame it on the nose.

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Plant-Based Foods Curb Chronic Disease

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD | February 25, 2020 |

Here’s another good reason to embrace the trend of eating more plants: A cohort study in Nature Communications involving 56,048 adults in Denmark found that people who over a 23-year period habitually consumed moderate to high amounts of foods rich in flavonoids—naturally occurring chemical compounds found predominantly in plant-based foods—were less likely to die from cancer or heart disease.

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Butternut Squash With Herbed Pecans

Recipe for Health: Orange-Glazed Butternut Squash With Herbed Pecans

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD | January 8, 2020 |

We now have even more reasons to go nuts for nuts. Research published in the journal BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health found that adding a half-serving of nuts (14 grams) to a daily diet may reduce weight gain and obesity risk in adults (participants were followed over two decades). Consuming calories from nuts in place of calories from less healthy items, such as processed meats and potato chips, was also protective against extra weight.

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