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IDEAfit PRO SHOW

Welcome to the IDEAfit PRO SHOW. This podcast is a perfect choice for fitness professionals who want to grow their skills and for anyone considering a career in the fitness industry. Listeners get a front-row seat to weekly interviews with industry thought leaders, influencers and disruptors. The mastermind format gives generous, consistent insight on smart career moves, business strategies, program design, exercise science, nutrition and inspiration–from pros who have already done it. This lively and inspirational audio-video talk show focuses on content presented in IDEA’s award-winning Fitness Journal as well as throughout IDEA’s rich lineup of continuing education and events.

Hosted by IDEA’s editor in chief Sandy Todd Webster.

Episodes

Shaping the Next Gen of Fitness Pros

In this episode, host Sandy Webster catches up with Jan Schroeder, PhD, IDEA’s newly minted 2021 Fitness Leader of the Year. Dr. Schroeder is the chairperson of the Department of Kinesiology at California State University Long Beach. The Fitness Option at CSULB has gained international recognition for its unique curriculum, which Dr. Schroeder developed specifically…

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Rethinking Movement Outside of the Gym

In this episode, host Sandy Webster touches base with biomechanist Katy Bowman, a bestselling author, speaker, and a leader of the “Movement movement,” who is changing the way we move, and think about our need for movement. Her 9 books have been translated into more than a dozen languages worldwide. Katy, who has written for…

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Train Clients Happy for Better Retention and Results

In this episode, host Sandy Webster is joined by internationally-known integrative health and mindfulness expert Shirley Archer, JD, MA. Shirley is an award-winning health journalist, and best-selling author of 16 fitness and wellness books. In addition to being a contributing editor to IDEA Fitness Journal, she is a media spokesperson and was named IDEA’s 2008 Fitness Instructor…

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Is High Intensity Functional Training the Fountain of Youth?

Today, host Sandy Todd Webster checks in with Pete McCall, MS, a content developer, host of the All About Fitness podcast, and author of the books Smarter Workouts: the Science of Exercise Made Simple and the newly released Ageless Intensity. The new book offers evidence on how high-intensity exercise can minimize psychological effects of aging…

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F45’s Impact on Your Community and the U.S. Military

Today on the podcast, get a vibe for the positive energy and wisdom of Chas Rodgers, the Operations and Performance Officer for F45 Training’s VIP45 program. Chas walks us through the F45 training model and describes what they’re doing to prepare our soldiers for combat readiness as well as prime them for a fitness career…

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5 Social Media Dos and Dont’s

IDEAfit PRO SHOW host Sandy Todd Webster jumps into conversation today with Jessica Maurer, one of IDEA’s most in-demand subject matter experts on the business of fitness. They talk through a lot of essential business advice focused on how to create profitable digital, virtual and live products for your fitness business. Jess also gives a…

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There Are No Shortcuts, but Networking Sure Helps

Today on the podcast, Sandy catches up with Mike Z. Robinson, the founder and owner of MZR fitness in San Luis Obispo, California. Among other industry awards, Mike was chosen by his fitness peers as the 2015 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year. Tune in as he shares his path to capturing that accolade, and as…

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B Strong BFR Training™—The Biohack For Aging Boomers

BFR is one of the newer training techniques to hit the rehab and sports performance worlds and is also being recognized as a potent training method for aging baby boomers. By restricting venous return of blood flow with safe, elastic B Strong Bands, the body is tricked into thinking it is working harder, which produces…

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Overcoming Body Bias in Fitness: How to Create Safe Spaces for ALL People

Today our IDEA colleague and event programming director Ryan Halvorson guest hosts an incredibly interesting panel. The fitness industry has long presented a homogenized picture of what true health and fitness looks like. However, that image applies to a very small portion of the population. When people don’t see themselves reflected in the marketing, messages…

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Do You Have the Essential Mastermind Partner?

Today on the IDEAfit PRO SHOW, host Sandy Webster and IDEA vice president and general manager Amy Thompson share how the IDEA team is reimagining this iconic fitness brand. Their conversation honors the association’s rich history (and some fun forgotten facts) while describing the innovations at IDEA that will move your fitness career forward. As…

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