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Change, Challenge, CHARGE!

The IDEA team has navigated through a period of exciting change over the past 18 months. Staying true to our professional values and our dri...

Boning Up on Skeletal Health

A strong skeleton is just as important as a healthy heart. Bones form the frame that keeps our bodies from collapsing and serve as a bank for minerals essential to multiple bodily functions. In fac...

Stress and Nutrition

Feeling stressed? You’re not alone! The trick is knowing what to do about it. Research tells us that stress-relieving strategies include making a concerted effort to minimize stressors, engagin...

Celebrating Failure

There’s a problematic F-word that the fitness industry rarely cares to discuss: failure. We’ve all experienced failure to one de...

Here’s to Hormones!

When you’re designing a fitness program, you may or may not consider the endocrine system, and yet it’s a key component of wellness. A network of glands that secrete hormones to support bo...

Sample Class: Indoor Cycling for the Whole Family

Every Thursday morning, my cycle studio fills with an array of participants, ranging from accomplished Ironman® finishers to preschool m...

Shift Happens! Saying YES to the Next Step

It’s time to stop saying, ‘I’m only a fitness professional. Every fitness pro knows that you are a confidante, a best friend, a coach—maybe even a self-esteem consultant—and ...

More Sugar, Less Nutrition

Eating too much sugar is not only bad news for our waistlines; it can also make our diets less potent. Dietary survey data from 6,150 adults in an American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN) study r...

Recipe For Health: Raspberry Quinoa Lentil Salad

For years, we’ve heard that eating more dietary fiber delivers a range of health benefits, from greater weight loss to better blood sugar control to lower cholesterol levels. Now, scientists i...

Who Is (and Isn’t!) Reading Food Labels

The Nutrition Facts panel displayed on all packaged food can relay critical nutrition information like calorie, sugar and fiber content&mdas...

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