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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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Person holding gender inclusivity sign

Classes for the Masses: Gender Inclusivity

By Tricia Murphy Madden / June 13, 2022

Even if our intention is to exemplify gender inclusivity, we often create strictly feminine or masculine tones in our marketing and culture.

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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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Creating Inclusivity in Fitness

Create Inclusivity for Special Populations

By Maria Luque, PhD, MS, CHES / August 3, 2021

More than ever, creating inclusivity is vital to the fitness industry.  And, even more importantly, it’s vital to the people we want to help.

Think it of this way: More than 70% of Americans don’t exercise enough to obtain a health benefit (Laskowski 2012). Why is this percentage so high when it’s well-known that even a small amount of physical activity can improve and even prevent some chronic diseases?

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Transgender client training

Inclusivity for Transgender Clients

By Judy Minich / June 23, 2021

More than ever, creating inclusivity is vital for fit pros. And, thankfully, the fitness industry is opening up its arms to transgender clients. It couldn’t be more important. Think about it: The aim is to help people lead healthier lives, but there are many who may not feel comfortable in the current fitness environment.

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