The vibe of the Big Apple is organic. The sidewalks hum with the whoosh of the subway underfoot; the air is a noisy conversation of rumbles, horns and sirens; and the streets are a feast of lights and odd sights for the eyes to consume, one blink at a time. The vibe hits you in the gut and radiates outward, an aura of energy leaving traces of vitality everywhere—a force that can’...
In true Las Vegas style, the stars came out early for this year’s IDEA Health & Fitness Awards presentations. The magic tricks performed by The Majestix before the keynote addresses on July 7 and 8 raised plenty of goose bumps in the audience. But the magicians’ illusio...
Whether you are already registered or getting ready to, be sure to note the updates to the programming schedule in the sidebar “Session and Presenter Updates.”
2. IDEA Fitness & Wellness Expo. Hello—did someone say, “Shop ’til you drop”? Every year, we look for ways to improve the IDEA World Fitness event, and this year is no exceptio...
The holidays are long gone. New Year’s resolutions lie crumpled on the gym floor, and your classes have thinned out a little. There’s a big space between Valentine’s Day and Memorial Day—how are you going to fill it? If one of your resolutions was to enrich your professional education, mark a big red “X” on your calendar in April (April 28–May 1,...
Y’all ready for this?Attitude was
“Repeat after me!”
commanded 2004 IDEA World Fitness Convention
keynote speaker Keith Harrell.
“Gimme the good news!” he led. With spirit, the crowd followed suit.
“When you change your attitude, you change feelings,” he yelled. The volume of the room’s collective answer grew.
The world needs personal fitness trainers (PFTs)—your expertise, caring and dedication—more than ever. The United States, if not the world, is at a crucial juncture. Many people are less fit and more overweight than ever before. In fact, new research from the U.S. Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that deaths due to poor diet and physical inactivity rose 33 percent over the past decade. Researchers are even concerned that these factors may overtake tobacco as the leading preventable cause of death.