Conference Blogs

A Spectacular Launch

Last night I went to sleep with illusions that I had become an IDEA World Fitness Pro. After 6 years of covering this event, I thought I had it wired. I eased into precons yesterday, stayed hydrated and fueled and got to bed (reasonably) early. How very grown up of me! I thought for certain I would wake refreshed and prepared to receive the wall of energy that usually hits me between the eyes and overwhelms me as I begin circulating on the first day of convention. Man, was I ever wrong. I was a choked-up, sniveling mess (in a totally good way) by 9:15 AM.   read more >>

Thoughts from Day One

Random thoughts from Day One of IDEA 25: I happened on the 7am Cycle Karaoke session just as a non-English-speaking fellow from Russia "won" the chance to lead the class in singing/cycling to "She Bang" as the words scrolled across the nearby screen. Somehow, yelling out "Yeah, Baby!," the only English words he could think of, sounded just as good as the real lyrics and brought raucous cheers from the class.   read more >>

IDEA World Fitness Convention Begins

In the Beginning IDEA World Fitness Convention 2007 is in full effect. For those of you who are unable to attend this energy-filled event, I hope you are able to take away information that will help you continue to inspire the world to fitness.   read more >>

A Taste of Inner IDEA Satiates Preconference Attendees

I learned something new today. Did you know that propioception is the sixth sense? This is one of many concepts Lorna Francis, PhD, presented in her talk "Living in the Full Presence of Life." Her presentation was part of "A Taste of Inner IDEA: A Body-Mind Experience," an all-day preconference event (one of many concurrent sessions) that helped get IDEA World Fitness Convention 2007 off to a mindful start.     read more >>

IDEA World Fitness Convention™ 2007: Let’s Get This Party Started!

Okay, here we go! After a year of hard work and planning, the IDEA staff descended on the San Diego Convention Center earlier this week to get things set up for a fitness and wellness extravaganza of international proportions. We are expecting more than 5,000 delegates, assistants, faculty, staff and Fitness and Wellness Expo guests over the next 5 days to help us celebrate IDEA's 25th anniversary…no small feat to pull off with just 30 or so regular staff!     read more >>