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Pandemic Gardens Are Growing

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / June 7, 2021

Life with COVID-19 has driven more people outside with trowel and kale seeds in hand, and pandemic gardens are on the rise.

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Return to work safely

Return to Work: Prepare Your Staff

By Joy Keller / June 2, 2021

Are you ready to return to work? Don’t reopen without carefully considering the needs of your staff. They are your customers too!

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Pandemic Stress Among Clients?

By Kate Watson / May 20, 2021

As U.S. COVID-19 cases surged in the winter of 2020, pandemic stress rates rose steeply. In January, about 4 in 10 adults reported symptoms of depression or anxiety. That’s four times as many as in June 2019 (Panchal et al. 2021). Most likely, some of your clients have struggled to stay steady through lockdowns and job…

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Reclaim Wellness and Health for Seniors

By Sarah Kolvas / May 14, 2021

The ICAA’s recent Call to Action invites businesses and organizations to implement wellness strategies to improve health for seniors.

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Woman wearing face mask post-pandemic at gym

Post Pandemic Rush to Work Out?

By Joy Keller / May 12, 2021

Are people ready to come out of hibernation and take their post-pandemic self-care to the next level? Yes, according to a recent survey.

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Breathwork Practices Gaining Popularity

By Shirley Archer, JD, MA / May 10, 2021

Breathing programs are entering the mainstream, as breathwork was named one of the top seven trends to influence wellness in 2021 and beyond.

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Fitness levels and COVID-19

Fitness Levels Predict Less-Severe COVID-19

By Shirley Archer, JD, MA / May 10, 2021

Higher cardiorespiratory fitness levels correlate to a lower risk of hospitalization for those who get COVID-19, according to a study.

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Brain Fitness and Physical Activity During Pandemic

By Shirley Archer, JD, MA / May 10, 2021

People who stayed active during pandemic lockdowns maintained their brain fitness and were less likely to experience subjective memory loss.

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Eating habits affected by the pandemic

Pandemic Eating Habits

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / April 5, 2021

The seemingly never-ending COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on Americans’ eating habits—and people who step on the scale may see some startling numbers.

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COVID-19 business relief through EIDL

Increased Loan Limits for COVID-19 Business Relief

By Sarah Kolvas / April 2, 2021

Small business owners will soon be able to borrow more COVID-19 business relief money through the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program.

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Resistance training safety

Resistance Training Tips to Minimize Infection Risks

By Shirley Archer, JD, MA / March 8, 2021

Tips on how to use safety measures to adapt resistance training to meet new logistical and health challenges during the pandemic.

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CDC guidelines for COVID-19 safety in fitness facilities

CDC Reports Show COVID-19 Protocols Effective for Fitness Facilities

By Sarah Kolvas / March 5, 2021

CDC reports show efficacy of safety practices in the fitness industry and provide recommendations to ensure COVID-19 safety in fitness facilities.

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Youth fitness program

Youth Fitness Gets Boost During COVID-19

By Joy Keller / March 4, 2021

The Cooper Institute now offers a free online tool for youth fitness, The FitnessGram Playground, to improve kids’ physical fitness and mental well-being.

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California Fitness Alliance

California Fit Pros: Take Action Today to Get Facilities Open Statewide

By No Author / March 1, 2021

Please get involved in the 350 Day Social Media Campaign to urge elected leaders to open fitness facilities in California with proper COVID-19 protocols.

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GYMS Act to assist gyms, fitness studios and fitness professionals

Join IDEA in Supporting the GYMS Act

By Sandy Todd Webster / February 19, 2021

The GYMS Act would provide assistance to gyms, fitness studios and fitness facilities that have struggled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Physical activity for moms

Physically Active Working Moms Cope Better

By Shirley Archer, JD, MA / January 25, 2021

Data showed an association between moderate-intensity physical activity and higher levels of life satisfaction during the pandemic for working moms.

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Alcohol consumption during the COVID-19 pandemic

Alcohol Consumption During the Pandemic

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / January 25, 2021

According to survey data, alcohol use increased by about 14% in the United States during the first few months of the pandemic.

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At home training

February 2021 Question of the Month: At-Home Training Services

By No Author / January 25, 2021

Are you offering personal training services to go to people’s homes to conduct trainings for couples, kids or families during the pandemic?

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