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Friday Super Sets

Need inspiration? In case you missed it, here are some handpicked content links from IDEA's editor in chief for the week of January 23, 2022.

Happy Friday! 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.

I hope you have some fun activities lined up for the weekend. Me? After I do a functional ViPR workout session focused on variable deadlifts and deadshifts on Saturday morning, I’m meeting a friend for coffee and catch up time, and then I’ll probably go to the Saturday Farmer’s Market in downtown San Diego to load up on fresh, organic fruit and veg for the week.

For those of you who know of my food and nutrition obsessions, it won’t surprise you to hear that I will likely test-run some recipes this weekend. Here are a couple I’m thinking about trying from Fitness Journal’s James Beard award-winning author Matthew Kadey, MS, RD: Orange Glazed Butternut Squash With Herbed Pecans seems like a great side to this Lemony Tilapia main dish. I will cap off all of this healthy deliciousness with this extra special Yogurt With Coffee Plum Sauce for dessert (I made the dish and shot the photo in the link!). What a comforting, energizing mid-winter dinner.

This will fuel me well for a local hiking adventure with my hub to Potato Chip Rock via the Mt. Woodson trail on Sunday. Which reminds me: I’ve been hearing that many of you and your clients have taken up hiking during the pandemic as an alternative to training and conditioning in the gym. Consider creating a hiking group among your clientele, setting a goal and training together. It’s an amazing way to create community and support your retention efforts. Here are some solid training ideas on Preparing Clients for the Hiking Trail by Alicia Filley, MS, PT.

I just purchased my airfare for IDEA Personal Trainer Institute, Feb 25-27, in Alexandria, Virginia, and I’m SO looking forward to seeing many of you at our first in-person event in 2 years! Yippee! There are many great sessions and presenters to choose from—and still plenty of time to sign up. You can opt in for a pre-event intensive, come for the full weekend or just drop in for a day. If you plan to be onsite, please find me and introduce yourself! I’d love to meet you.

In closing, please know I’m excited about opening a dialogue with you to find out what’s on your mind, understand your challenges and celebrate your wins. Write to me at [email protected], or reach out to the content team at [email protected] to tell us what you need. We’re here to help!

Until next week, keep inspiring!



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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