73 episodes

Welcome to the IDEAfit Pro Show. This podcast is a perfect choice for fitness professionals who want to grow their skills and for anyone considering a career in the fitness industry. Listeners get a front-row seat to weekly interviews with industry thought leaders, influencers and disruptors. The mastermind format gives generous, consistent insight on smart career moves, business strategies, program design, exercise science, nutrition and inspiration--from pros who have already done it. This lively and inspirational audio-video talk show focuses on content presented in IDEA’s award-winning Fitness Journal as well as throughout IDEA’s rich lineup of continuing education and events.Hosted by IDEA’s editor in chief Sandy Todd Webster.

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 38 Ratings

Welcome to the IDEAfit Pro Show. This podcast is a perfect choice for fitness professionals who want to grow their skills and for anyone considering a career in the fitness industry. Listeners get a front-row seat to weekly interviews with industry thought leaders, influencers and disruptors. The mastermind format gives generous, consistent insight on smart career moves, business strategies, program design, exercise science, nutrition and inspiration--from pros who have already done it. This lively and inspirational audio-video talk show focuses on content presented in IDEA’s award-winning Fitness Journal as well as throughout IDEA’s rich lineup of continuing education and events.Hosted by IDEA’s editor in chief Sandy Todd Webster.

    Living and Leading the Inspired Life

    Living and Leading the Inspired Life

    Today on the guest mic, we have the multi-talented Kia Williams, the 2022 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year, hosting Kimberly Spreen-Glick. Kimberly has been a fitness industry leader for over 30 years, presenting workshops on fitness, yoga, wellness, leadership, and personal growth at conferences around the world.  
    She was the group fitness director for LifeTime for over 10 years and was anmed the 2015 IDEA Program Director of the Year. In 2017, she stepped away from her corporate role and created The Inspired Life University to expand the healthy living conversation from physical fitness to holistic well-being. Kimberly’s primary focus is helping fitness professionals elevate their careers and become wellness leaders so they can live their best lives while being the difference makers they came here to be. 
    Connect with Kimberly Spreen-Glick  
    LinkedIn: @Kimberly Spreen-Glick Facebook: @Kimberly Spreen-Glick Instagram: @kimberlyspreenglick  YouTube: @Kimberly Spreen-Glick Website: Theinspiredlifeuniversity.com Facebook Group: The Difference Makers’ Tribe 
    Connect with Sandy Webster       
    FB: Sandy Todd Webster       IG: sandytoddwebster       LI: Sandy Todd Webster       TW: @fitnesseditor       
    IDEAfit+ Membership: https://www.ideafit.com/ideafit-plus/.       
    IDEAfit Inspired Service: 888.999.4332, ext. 7       
    IDEAfit PRO SHOW is hosted by Sandy Todd Webster, Editor in Chief, IDEA Publications, ideafit.com; executive produced by Jordan Leeds; produced and engineered by Michael Hilding. Copyright 2022 by IDEA Health & Fitness Association. All rights reserved.       
    IDEA Health & Fitness Association is the world’s leading organization of fitness and wellness professionals and has been for more than 39 years. We deliver world-class content and continuing education to fitness professionals, business owners and allied health professionals via our publications, including the award-winning Fitness Journal; our fitness, business and nutrition conferences; and hundreds of streaming videos and  online courses available on ideafit.com. Additionally, with IDEA FitnessConnect, we host the largest national industry-wide directory, linking over 275,000 fitness professionals to more than 40 million consumers. Through IDEA professionals in over 80 countries, we Inspire the World to Fitness™!       

    • 40 min
    Sneak Peek! 2023 IDEA Personal Trainer Institute

    Sneak Peek! 2023 IDEA Personal Trainer Institute

    Today, IDEA Editor in Chief Sandy Webster hosts IDEA CEO Amy Boone Thompson and IDEA’s Event Programming Director Ryan Halvorson. We’ll be sharing news about some exciting 2023 planning we’re doing here at the mother ship in San Diego, and we’ll get an overview of our first 2023 event, IDEA Personal Trainer Institute upcoming March 9-12 in Alexandria, Virginia.    
    For more information about the event, please go to: www.ideafit.com/fitness-conferences/2023-idea-personal-trainer-institute/ 
    Connect with Sandy Webster   
    FB: Sandy Todd Webster   IG: sandytoddwebster   LI: Sandy Todd Webster   TW: @fitnesseditor   
    Enjoying our content? Than become an IDEAfit+ member and receive our award-winning IDEA Fitness Journal, the gold-standard publication of the fitness industry. IDEAfit+ members also enjoy:
    Unlimited CECsDiscounted health and liability insuranceDigital publications that focus on current challenges, nutrition and behavior change, and the latest insider fitness trendsUngated access to over 15,000 fact-based articles from our award-winning editorial teamAccess to deals and discounts from IDEA’s trusted partners.
    IDEAfit Inspired Service: 888.999.4332, ext. 7  
    IDEAfit PRO SHOW is hosted by Sandy Todd Webster, Editor in Chief, IDEA Publications, ideafit.com; executive produced by Jordan Leeds; produced and engineered by Michael Hilding. Copyright 2022 by IDEA Health & Fitness Association. All rights reserved.  
    IDEA Health & Fitness Association is the world’s leading organization of fitness and wellness professionals and has been for more than 39 years. We deliver world-class content and continuing education to fitness professionals, business owners and allied health professionals via our publications, including the award-winning Fitness Journal; our fitness, business and nutrition conferences; and hundreds of streaming videos and online courses available on ideafit.com. Additionally, with IDEA FitnessConnect, we host the largest national industry-wide directory, linking over 275,000 fitness professionals to more than 40 million consumers. Through IDEA professionals in over 80 countries, we Inspire the World to Fitness™!  

    • 29 min
    The Intersection of Dance, Culture & Joy of Movement, Featuring Ashley Carter

    The Intersection of Dance, Culture & Joy of Movement, Featuring Ashley Carter

    Guest hosting the show once again, the passionate and talented Kia Williams, the 2022 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year, interviews her long-time friend, colleague and fellow dance aficionado Ashley Carter.
    Hailing from the great state of Texas, Lady Carter is a dancer, dance instructor, model, coach and creator of CweensGuard Step and Dance, a dance business that specializes in step, heels and hip hop. Ashley teaches classes to both children and adults with the beginner in mind. Her welcoming and inclusive philosophy emphasizes fun and aims to build confidence in new dancers. As she says, “I am not trying to turn you into a dancer, I am trying to build your confidence to dance.” She often refers to her classes as the scrimmage. They are designed so new dancers can mess up, learn, challenge themselves and build up their self-esteem in dance to feel the joy of movement. It really boils down to having fun!
    Listen in to learn more about Lady Carter and CweensGuard.
    Connect with Ashey Carter
    Website: www.thecweensguard.comInstagram: @thecweensguardTwitter: @thecweensguardFacebook: @thecweensguardYoutube: @thecweensguard
    Connect with Sandy Webster   
    Facebook: Sandy Todd WebsterInstagram: sandytoddwebsterLinkedIn: Sandy Todd WebsterTwitter: @fitnesseditor
    Enjoying our content? Than become an IDEAfit+ member and receive our award-winning IDEA Fitness Journal, the gold-standard publication of the fitness industry. IDEAfit+ members also enjoy:
    Unlimited CECsDiscounted health and liability insuranceDigital publications that focus on current challenges, nutrition and behavior change, and the latest insider fitness trendsUngated access to over 15,000 fact-based articles from our award-winning editorial teamAccess to deals and discounts from IDEA’s trusted partners.
    IDEAfit Inspired Service: 888.999.4332, ext. 7
    IDEAfit PRO SHOW is hosted by Sandy Todd Webster, Editor in Chief, IDEA Publications, ideafit.com; executive produced by Jordan Leeds; produced and engineered by Michael Hilding. Copyright 2022 by IDEA Health & Fitness Association. All rights reserved.
    IDEA Health & Fitness Association is the world’s leading organization of fitness and wellness professionals and has been for more than 39 years. We deliver world-class content and continuing education to fitness professionals, business owners and allied health professionals via our publications, including the award-winning Fitness Journal; our fitness, business and nutrition conferences; and hundreds of streaming videos and online courses available on ideafit.com. Additionally, with IDEA FitnessConnect, we host the largest national industry-wide directory, linking over 275,000 fitness professionals to more than 40 million consumers. Through IDEA professionals in over 80 countries, we Inspire the World to Fitness™!

    • 19 min
    Find Your Groove & LIVE OUT LOUD! Featuring Tanci Maree

    Find Your Groove & LIVE OUT LOUD! Featuring Tanci Maree

    Today on the guest mic, we have the fabulous Kia Williams, the 2022 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year, hosting Tanci Maree, CEO and Founder of Turn Up DaFitness, a program designed to motivate people to get active and dance their way to fitness. 
     As Tanci describes it, the program mixes athleticism, dance, performance and—of course—fun! Tanci is the first to admit that it took her a while to find her groove after her college athletic career as a basketball player—and school—were over. But eventually, she defined a niche for herself and honed her mission, which is creating a space for women to celebrate, challenge each other and to Live Out Loud! 
     Listen in as Tanci describes her determination to shape a world-wide community of courageous women who want to shake up the world, turn it upside down, and show our fellow humans the difference between merely breathing and being alive! Wow! Are you ready?  
    Connect with Tanci Maree  
    Facebook: @Tanci Maree YouTube: Turn Up with Tanci Instagram: @turnupwithtanci TikTok: @turnupwith tanci Website: turnupwithtanci.com  
    Connect with Sandy Webster   
    FB: Sandy Todd Webster   IG: sandytoddwebster   LI: Sandy Todd Webster   TW: @fitnesseditor   
    Enjoying our content? Than become an IDEAfit+ member and receive our award-winning IDEA Fitness Journal, the gold-standard publication of the fitness industry. IDEAfit+ members also enjoy:
    Unlimited CECsDiscounted health and liability insuranceDigital publications that focus on current challenges, nutrition and behavior change, and the latest insider fitness trendsUngated access to over 15,000 fact-based articles from our award-winning editorial teamAccess to deals and discounts from IDEA’s trusted partners.
    IDEAfit Inspired Service: 888.999.4332, ext. 7  
    IDEAfit PRO SHOW is hosted by Sandy Todd Webster, Editor in Chief, IDEA Publications, ideafit.com; executive produced by Jordan Leeds; produced and engineered by Michael Hilding. Copyright 2022 by IDEA Health & Fitness Association. All rights reserved.  
    IDEA Health & Fitness Association is the world’s leading organization of fitness and wellness professionals and has been for more than 39 years. We deliver world-class content and continuing education to fitness professionals, business owners and allied health professionals via our publications, including the award-winning Fitness Journal; our fitness, business and nutrition conferences; and hundreds of streaming videos and online courses available on ideafit.com. Additionally, with IDEA FitnessConnect, we host the largest national industry-wide directory, linking over 275,000 fitness professionals to more than 40 million consumers. Through IDEA professionals in over 80 countries, we Inspire the World to Fitness™!  

    • 28 min
    Only YOU Can Scale Your Success: Learn How! Featuring Chris Stevenson & Steven Trotter

    Only YOU Can Scale Your Success: Learn How! Featuring Chris Stevenson & Steven Trotter

    We are once again lucky to have the multi-talented Kia Williams, the 2022 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year, as guest host for the podcast! Today, Kia talks with Chris Stevenson and Steven Trotter, two big picture thinkers and leaders in the fitness industry. They have a new book coming out that provides a step-by-step roadmap on how to launch, operate and be a successful fitness business owner. Chris and Steven provide some solid preview notes on what to expect from the upcoming book. 
    Chris Stevenson is the founder of The Empower Group, a full-service consulting firm, with expertise ranging from individual coaching, staff training, workshops, full facility management and more. He is an international speaker who regularly presents for IDEA, IHRSA, Athletic Business, Club Industry, and many other fitness and business events. In addition, he is on the IHRSA board of directors and the IDEA Club & Studio Owners Committee. 
     Steven Trotter has 20 years of fitness and wellness experience, and was a finalist for the 2017 IDEA Health & Fitness Program Director of the Year Award. With a Master’s degree in health and physical education from Virginia Tech, he is a thought leader, consultant, writer, adjunct faculty member, and principal for Globetrotter Wellness Solutions. He also serves as the director of well-being at East Carolina University and chairs the Well-Being Collective, a university-wide advocacy team, for which he strategically leads well-being initiatives at all ECU campuses.   
    We hope their conversation will inspire you about the possibilities of commanding your worth as a fitness pro, and making your career a joyous and successful journey.  
    Connect with Chris Stevenson  
    LinkedIn: @Chris Stevenson  Facebook: @Chris Stevenson Instagram: @the_empower_group TW: @StevensonStrong Website: stevensonempowers.com 
    Connect with Steven Trotter  
    LinkedIn: @Steven A. Trotter, MS Facebook: @Steven Trotter Instagram: @satrotte @globetrotterwellness Website: globetrotterwellness.com 
    Connect with Sandy Webster   
    FB: Sandy Todd Webster   IG: sandytoddwebster   LI: Sandy Todd Webster   TW: @fitnesseditor   
    Enjoying our content? Than become an IDEAfit+ member and receive our award-winning IDEA Fitness Journal, the gold-standard publication of the fitness industry. IDEAfit+ members also enjoy:
    Unlimited CECsDiscounted health and liability insuranceDigital publications that focus on current challenges, nutrition and behavior change, and the latest insider fitness trendsUngated access to over 15,000 fact-based articles from our award-winning editorial teamAccess to deals and discounts from IDEA’s trusted partners.
    IDEAfit Inspired Service: 888.999.4332, ext. 7  
    IDEAfit PRO SHOW is hosted by Sandy Todd Webster, Editor in Chief, IDEA Publications, ideafit.com; executive produced by Jordan Leeds; produced and engineered by Michael Hilding. Copyright 2022 by IDEA Health...

    • 33 min
    Blazing Trails With the Traveling Trainer, Featuring Maricris Lapaix

    Blazing Trails With the Traveling Trainer, Featuring Maricris Lapaix

    Today on the guest mic, we have the multi-talented Kia Williams, the 2022 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year, hosting Maricris Lapaix, who was a 2022 finalist for IDEA’s brand-new Emerging Trailblazer of the Year Award. Known globally as “The Traveling Trainer,” Maricris tapped into her dual loves of globetrotting and fitness to create a business model that reflects ALL the possibilities fit pros have today, to do what they love, on their terms to inspire a world audience to fitness and wellness.  
     Maricris infuses all of her work with positive intentions and a strong knowledge base of movement, nutrition and corrective exercise, to name but a few of her specialty areas. Her deep appreciation for other humans feeds her generous spirit and compels her to lead up to 30 weekly personal training and group sessions, as well as serve as a brand ambassador and social media influencer. Listen in and learn more about her global mission to motivate people to discover their catalyst for regular movement, and a healthy mindset to be strong in life.  
    Connect with Maricris Lapaix  
    Facebook: @Maricris Lapaix Instagram: @maricrislapaix TW: @maricrislapaix TikTok: @maricrislapaix Website: www.maricrislapaix.com 
    Connect with Sandy Webster   
    FB: Sandy Todd Webster   IG: sandytoddwebster   LI: Sandy Todd Webster   TW: @fitnesseditor   
    Enjoying our content? Than become an IDEAfit+ member and receive our award-winning IDEA Fitness Journal, the gold-standard publication of the fitness industry. IDEAfit+ members also enjoy:
    Unlimited CECsDiscounted health and liability insuranceDigital publications that focus on current challenges, nutrition and behavior change, and the latest insider fitness trendsUngated access to over 15,000 fact-based articles from our award-winning editorial teamAccess to deals and discounts from IDEA’s trusted partners.
    IDEAfit Inspired Service: 888.999.4332, ext. 7  
    IDEAfit PRO SHOW is hosted by Sandy Todd Webster, Editor in Chief, IDEA Publications, ideafit.com; executive produced by Jordan Leeds; produced and engineered by Michael Hilding. Copyright 2022 by IDEA Health & Fitness Association. All rights reserved.  
    IDEA Health & Fitness Association is the world’s leading organization of fitness and wellness professionals and has been for more than 39 years. We deliver world-class content and continuing education to fitness professionals, business owners and allied health professionals via our publications, including the award-winning Fitness Journal; our fitness, business and nutrition conferences; and hundreds of streaming videos and online courses available on ideafit.com. Additionally, with IDEA FitnessConnect, we host the largest national industry-wide directory, linking over 275,000 fitness professionals to more than 40 million consumers. Through IDEA professionals in over 80 countries, we Inspire the World to Fitness™!  

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

Dr. Darian ,

Great Show to Learn From Qualified and Passionate Fit Pros

IDEA is a wonderful organization that listens to and is changing as the landscape of fitness and wellness evolves. They provide a great lineup of speakers on this show who I believe are making a positive difference for the fitness industry.

Noel from Malaysia ,

So many useful takeaways!!

Thank you for having Lawrence in your recent episode -so much to think about and learn! I've shared it with my colleagues.

Maria Gavin ,

Lawrence Biscontini is amazing

I am not in the fitness industry, but I follow and love Lawrence Biscontini. He is the most sensitive, gentle, compassionate human being ever put on Earth. He is, indeed, a poet and philosopher. And his wisdom is applicable no matter what industry you are in. In addition to the life lessons (wisdom), I loved the concrete idea of having more than one mentor - and “banking” time with them. BTW, one of his recommended mentors is a life mentor. Listen in on this conversation and he will be one of yours.

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