IDEA used to stand for International Dance-Exercise Association in the very early days. Many years ago we changed the name to IDEA Health & Fitness Association to reflect the organization’s growing membership in the personal training, mind-body, and other group-exercise areas.
In the early days, IDEA was the representative association for group exercise instructors. But it has grown, as you have, to represent a myriad of health professionals. Personal training, rehab, mind-body, nutrition, group exercise are all areas that IDEA now presents at the highest level of professional expertise. Attend a conference or read its publications to gain a greater understanding of the breadth of IDEA's commitment to health and fitness.
International Dance Exercise Association.