The first annual Inner IDEA gathering,
held 2 years ago, was designed to be a new kind of fitness conference, one that
was more like a retreat than a convention, that embodied mindfulness from the
Opening Ceremony to the close. Where other industry events were primarily
action oriented, this one would emphasize inner wellness along with movement,
San Diego - IDEA Health & Fitness Association, the leading membership organization of health and fitness professionals worldwide with more than 22,000 members in over 80 countries, announces the program for the 26th annual IDEA World Fitness Convention™ on July 8-12, with a slate of more than 250 sessions, including 129 sessions debuting this year. The event features the fitness industry's ...
IDEA Health & Fitness Association, the world's leading membership organization of health and fitness professionals with more than 22,000 members in over 80 countries, gets fiscal by helping fitness professionals fine-tune their businesses and budgets in the latest issue of IDEA Fitness Journal.
Increasingly, fitness professionals are seeking to work for themselves. Early d...
When it comes to training clients and teaching classes, how far will you go to stay on the cutting edge? Where does your learning labyrinth lead? Last month, attendees at the 2008 IDEA Fitness Fusion Conference in Rosemont, Illinois, invested in 3 days of intense, energetic education, reinventing themselves professionally and rekindling their passion for helping others.
This year’s prog...
There’s no better place than the IDEA
World Fitness Convention to see how a spark of inspiration can take on a life
of its own and become a force that changes lives around the globe.
Take Drums Alive™, for example. “Drums Alive uses rhythm as the
source of inspiration to help people discover a new group fitness experience,”
says Carrie Ekins, MA, the pro...
California choreographer and hip-hop
innovator Milo Levell had been a presenter at fitness conferences in Italy,
Russia, Japan and China but had never presented in “his own backyard” until
last year’s IDEA World Fitness Convention in San Diego.
“My experience at IDEA was amazing. Talk about inspiration—th...
It takes a
certain amount of self-awareness to realize you are resting on your laurels. If
you’ve been teaching the same combinations in slightly different ways for the
past 5 years or your personal training sessions lack functional luster, it may
be time to go back to “class.” Perhaps all you need ...
Every once in a while, IDEA member Marsha Futch, MS, personal fitness trainer and wellness coach, needs a vacation from her busy schedule in Kansas City, Missouri. Serving and inspiring others takes energy, passion and dedication, and unless Futch takes care of herself by replenishing her own well, she can’t keep on being there for her clients month after month. Futch’s modus operandi is to su...