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.
Lifestyle coaching is a perfect fit for personal trainers. You have the
opportunity to help clients with coaching techniques practically every day.
A perfect chance to develop these skills will be the 2004 IDEA Personal Trainer Summit, October 8–10 in New York City.
The sequential lifestyle coaching curriculum offered at the Summit is set up
so you can broaden your knowledge and establish valuable baseline skills. In addition, updated sessions will show you how you can augment your training revenue. Here’s a preview of the sessions: