San Diego, August 11, 2022—IDEA Health & Fitness Association, the world’s leading organization of fitness and wellness professionals, announced the recipients of its annual IDEA World Fitness Awards, recognizing individuals who strive for excellence, show…
It’s time we come face to face with, well . . . faces! We’ve done a great job with pandemic- mandated virtual pivots, but now we can turn our energy back to in-person learning—and the 2022 IDEA® World Convention is the perfect place where we can face the future together. Without hesitation. Without limits.
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.
Small business owners will soon be able to borrow more COVID-19 business relief money through the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program.
CDC reports show efficacy of safety practices in the fitness industry and provide recommendations to ensure COVID-19 safety in fitness facilities.
The Cooper Institute now offers a free online tool for youth fitness, The FitnessGram Playground, to improve kids’ physical fitness and mental well-being.
The GYMS Act would provide assistance to gyms, fitness studios and fitness facilities that have struggled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
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.
After planning the 2020 IDEA® World Convention for a year and then seeing the early weeks of the pandemic wreak havoc with those plans, the unflappable IDEA events team quickly adapted to the inevitable and started creating IDEA World Virtual.
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…
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.
In case you have not followed news of the Payment Protection Program and the federal loan dollars available to fitness business owners, contractors and self-employed professionals, the following information is essential to understand and act upon immediately.
Need a quick-and-easy recipe to add to your COVID-19 shelter-at-home cooking repertoire? Try this take on greens and beans. You likely have everything you need in your pantry and may only need to source a dark leafy green for the fresh part.
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…
The Coronavirus crisis is demanding that most professions work and communicate virtually for our own health and safety. Did you know that IDEA Liability Insurance (which you may already have) covers both virtual training and…
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…
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.
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.
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.