While there were at least a dozen engaging pre-conference sessions happening on this opening day of 2014 IDEA World Fitness Convention (August 13, 2014), I indulged my particular passion for all things food and nutrition by spending most of my time in Teri Mosey's Foundations of Nutrition course.
August 16, 2014
For a long time, fitness has been about rules. If you want to build muscle you need to lift a certain amount of weight for a certain amount of repetitions. Or, if you wanted to avoid knee damage, it’s imperative to prevent it from crossing forward of the toes during a squat. Rules are put in place for good reason. They keep us safe and give us guidelines within which we can be assured that we will make progress.
The IDEA World Fitness Convention seems to last only slightly longer than it takes to take a selfie. One second you’re breezing through registration, and the next you’re buzzing around the Expo Hall trying to buy everything on your list before it closes. And let’s not talk about the things that aren’t on your list.
August 13, 2014
This is my 10th year attending IDEA World Fitness Convention. By now I’m pretty much a veteran and, admittedly, feel as though I’ve grown dulled to the inspiration and greatness that is the fitness world.
Well, I was given a swift kick in the you-know-what during this morning’s opening ceremonies. Two words: Augie. Nieto. This incredible man, who is largely responsible for much of the fitness equipment out there, was diagnosed with ALS years ago. Since then, he’s made it his life’s mission to find a cure for the wretched disease.
Would you take an extra day off from work to concentrate on one topic that either you knew you had a deficit in, or you simply wanted to study in-depth? What if it meant being inside a chilly hotel room while Disneyland is less than a mile or three away? Who needs Splash Mountain when you’ve got the largest selection of fitness toys and amusement opportunities in the World right at the tips of your tennis shoes? We warmed up the hallways here at the 2014 IDEA World Fitness Convention™ with a healthy dose of preconference sessions.