Blogs about IDEA Conferences

International Representative of the 2017 IDEA World Convention

If you are a fitness professional who wants to participate in the largest convention of the fitness industry globally you can use my personal code (CA17INTL+Alexis) and get a discounted registration fee! Simply register at

2017 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year Award Finalist

Hard work always pays off! Thank you global fitness industry and IDEA Health & Fitness Association for this special moment in my 22-year career!http://www.ideafit.com/fitness-conferences/idea-world-fitness-convention

IDEA Personal Trainer East Conference 2017

I attended the IDEAPTI last weekend and here is what happenedOnce a year the IDEA (International Health and Fitness Association) Personal Trainer conference is held in the Washington, DC are

IDEA World Convention 2016 - Who are YOU to tell ME what I can or can't do?!?

Well, here I am folks - the IDEA World Convention has officially started for me! While the day is young, I have already been greeted with inspiration abound, which is something I really need right now for my mental state! The past few months have been very busy and draining for me. There have been several days that I simply did not want to get out of bed. Have you felt that way before? I'm sure we all have these moments when life catches up with us and we want to collapse instead of trudging forward.

IDEA World Convention 2016

I am so excited to say that after a long day of packing and driving, Kelly, my partner in crime, and I have both arrived safely at the JW Marriott located just next door to the LA Convention Center.Starting tomorrow morning, we will be a part of the world's largest fitnesses convention! This is my second year attending IDEA World Convention and I am PUMPED! With lots of workouts, workshops, and lectures to attend in the days to come, I will keep you updated on the excitement! 

Notes from a Conference

Last week, I attended the IDEA World Fitness Convention in Los Angeles. 12000 attendees from 50 countries – a world-wide event indeed. I have to credit IDEA with making me the trainer I am today. Being exposed to the best in the industry, learning the latest trends and getting inspired be presenters and fellow trainers brings out the best in us. My focus in this year’s conference was a mix of Barre and corrective exercise. 

An Ode to IDEA

Last month’s conference was probably the 30th IDEA conference I have attended. I have lost count but it’s somewhere there in the neighborhood. As I reflect on the impact those conferences had on my growth as a trainer, their value cannot be overstated. There was much I saw and liked and some I saw and disliked. But the main point is that I was exposed to it and could form my own opinion. 

Notes on IDEA World (and training in yoga and fitness) by a Yogini

I try to go to take other people's classes as often as I can. I also try to go to workshops. It is so important not just to have your own practice in yoga, but also to keep open to new ideas, and to learn from others. I also try to do one 'big' training a year. My current family obligations make it hard for me to do as much as I would like, in terms of time and cost, but I make an effort to keep up with training as well as reading. 

IDEA Personal Trainer Institute East 2014

 

The Travails of Travel

I loved the last IDEA conference but getting there and back was a different story. I remember those days when I thought that traveling for business was so glamorous. Actually, I hardly remember it because it lost its glitz very soon while I was still working with IBM. And there I had the advantage of turning my expense sheet in and getting reimbursed. One of the joys of being self-employed: you pay for yourself. It being a business expense does not change that.