In recognition of National Park and Recreation Month and its 2014 theme "OUT is IN," we have assembled some of IDEA's top articles on outdoor exercise. Use the ideas presented here to get your clients exercising outdoors, to keep them safe while doing so and to spice up your outdoor programming.
Mother Nature’s Gym
Inner IDEA is a special conference where there is calm, peaceful coexistence in the midst of vast knowledge exchange. All of the presenters were wonderful. All of the attendees were so appreciative. All of the assistants were fantastic. Thanks so much for giving me the opportunity to share my knowledge, gain new knowledge, meet beautiful, loving people and walk away with a beautiful feeling. Norma Shechtman, MEd, MA 2003 ACE Group Fitness Instructor of the Year Irvine, California
No matter what words you use to describe the IDEA Personal Trainer Institute, one thing is clear: it’s no ordinary personal trainer conference. With a consistently high satisfaction rating—over 95%—and a history of selling out fast (sign up early), it’s the world’s longest-running event exclusively for trainers—and it continues to pioneer a conference experience that’s unique in the industry.
In an increasingly turbulent, stressful and quickly changing world, the challenges to well-being are greater than ever—but so is your opportunity to help clients grow and flourish with fitness, vitality and resilience of body, mind and spirit. There’s no better way to help your clients on their journey to wholeness than to undertake your own journey at this year’s Inner IDEA Conference.
Every year IDEA recognizes top professionals in three categories: IDEA Program Director of the Year, IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year and IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year. Award recipients are veteran fitness pros who strive for excellence, show an outstanding commitment to their clients and communities, and spread their passion for fitness across the globe. Recipients will be celebrated at the IDEA World Fitness Convention™ this July, along with screen and fitness legend Jane Fonda, who will accept the IDEA Jack LaLanne Award.
Whether you’ve just joined IDEA, have been with us for a few years or are proud to say you were an inaugural member (that’s 30 years together!), you’re bound to have memories attached to your IDEA experiences. Perhaps your favorite is a special friendship formed at a conference; an article that inspired you to take action after reading one of IDEA’s many publications; or a training concept or networking encounter that changed the course of your career.
If we had it to do all over again, there wouldn’t be much we would change, if anything. We, and IDEA, have come to this exact moment in time as a sum of all the parts, moments, people and happenings—both amazing and sometimes not so great—that have happened on our journey since we founded IDEA.