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Long COVID and Wellness

By Shirley Archer, JD, MA / September 13, 2022

Exercise may counter psychological and metabolic aspects of prolonged stress experienced by people with “long COVID.”

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Evolution in Pandemic Teaching

By Sarah Kolvas / June 13, 2022

Fit pros share how pandemic teaching changed their approach through embracing virtual classes and learning new skills.

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Exercise After Vaccinations?

By Shirley Archer, JD, MA / June 13, 2022

A study found that 90 minutes of mild- to moderate-intensity exercise after vaccinations increases the body’s antibody response.

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Able to Be Fit With Special Olympics Athletes

By Judy Minich / March 14, 2022

We’re proud to share the story of how In-Shape Health Clubs reached clients who are Special Olympics Athletes.

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Sourdough: Buy or Bye?

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / March 14, 2022

Sourdough has a quintessential tang that hails from the old-school baking method of using a bacteria-rich starter to kickstart fermentation.

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Celebrating Women in Fitness

By Sandy Todd Webster / March 11, 2022

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.

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Coping With Grief During COVID-19

By Christina Beer / February 28, 2022

Experts weigh in on coping with grief in the context of COVID-19, including what’s different about it and how to help yourself and others.

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Personal Trainers Ready to Inspire the World to Fitness®

By Joy Keller / February 13, 2022

People Need to Exercise Again, and IDEA Personal Trainers are Ready San Diego – February 14, 2022 – Even if people exercised on their own during the past 2 years, it’s not the same as working one-on-one with a personal trainer. Positive health results matter more than ever, and that’s exactly what IDEA Health & Fitness…

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Immunity: A Trend Worth Supporting

By Joy Keller / December 22, 2021

While it may not be getting the same COVID-19 notoriety as the word “pivot,” “immunity” has a spine—and it’s much more than just a keyword.

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How COVID-19 Has Changed Eating Habits

By Sanna Delmonico, MS, RDS, CHES / November 8, 2021

Here’s a look at how eating habits have changed, what we can expect moving forward, and how we can support our health.

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Fitness and Health Motivation on the Rise

By Shirley Archer, JD, MA / September 7, 2021

Fitness professionals can take advantage of a newly discovered health and fitness motivation as facilities begin reopening.

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Unhealthy Eating Habits From the Pandemic

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

By probing into how the pandemic affected eating behaviors in young adults, investigators revealed links to six unhealthy eating habits.

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Exercise and Mental Health During the Pandemic

By Shirley Archer, JD, MA / September 7, 2021

An online survey of people during the pandemic shows a relationship between declining exercise and mental health outcomes.

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COVID-19: Early Symptoms of Infection Vary

By Kate Watson / September 2, 2021

With COVID-19, early symptoms of infection vary among age groups and between men and women. That’s the conclusion of a paper that appeared recently in The Lancet Digital Health. The biggest differences occur between older adults (60 and over) and younger people (16–59 ). However, the first signs of illness also vary between women and men. Researchers from…

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With Gyms Open, Are Clients Ready?

By Kate Watson / July 29, 2021

With many gyms open again—some after long closures—IDEA put three questions to five fitness pros from around the country: Are you now operating at full capacity? How are clients adapting as they return to the gym? How would you sum up the state of play as it relates to COVID-19 and the fitness industry at this…

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