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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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Virtual Fitness Assessments: How to Streamline Your Baseline

By Jennifer Klau, PhD / September 7, 2021

Assessment is the starting point of any wellness goal. As the industry leans digital, we’re seeing more virtual fitness assessments. 

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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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4 Legal Essentials Every Studio Owner Must Know in the Post-COVID Era

By Cory Sterling / July 21, 2021

In order to operate your business safely, here is a legal crash course with 4 core tips you should keep in mind.

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A man watering plants in his pandemic garden

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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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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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 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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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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