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Black History in Our National Parks

By Judy Minich / February 7, 2023

Our national parks have a history of segregation–but a future of inclusion for all.

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Circle made of people to show workplace diversity

No Justification May be Best Justification for Workplace Diversity

By Shirley Eichenberger-Archer, JD, MA / October 17, 2022

If your studio is prioritizing workplace diversity, think carefully about how you present organizational reasons.

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Attendees and presenters at the 2022 IDEA World Convention

Inspiring Attendees to Inclusive and Impactful Careers

By Sarah Kolvas / July 29, 2022

Here’s a review of what the 2022 IDEA World Convention had to offer in personal training, exercise science, community-building and, as always, inspiration.

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Black Health and Wellness

Black Health and Wellness

By Sandy Todd Webster / February 18, 2022

Education is one step toward opening our minds to the critical role that inclusivity—and all that ties to it—plays in inspiring the ENTIRE world to fitness—and not just a segment of it.

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Hiking Group

Hiking: It’s For Everyone!

By Judy Minich / December 6, 2021

Telling a person to “take a hike,” used to be a bit of an insult, but sending someone on a trek is really more of a favor. Besides having physical benefits, hiking improves mental health by fostering a relationship with nature. Research shows that spending time among trees and the great outdoors reduces blood pressure, lowers cortisol and adrenaline levels, and amps up the immune system (Mitten 2016).

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Exercising with Hearing Loss

Training Clients with Hearing Loss

By Judy Minich / October 1, 2021

Effectively training clients requires us to listen to their needs, but equally important is the knowledge that they can hear you clearly. And then consider those whose hearing loss may make them feel excluded from the fitness world.

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Diverse group workout

How To Create a Workout Community

By Daniel Marshall, MS / July 21, 2021

As we return to the group exercise studio, it’s good to remember how a workout community not only brings us together, but helps us thrive.

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Asian man exercising

Asian American and Pacific Islander Health Risks

By ... / May 20, 2021

Health assessments that aggregate all Asian-American data mask differences across Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) ethnic groups.

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