- Event Highlights
- Schedule At A Glance
- Who Should Attend
- College Program
- First-Time Attendee
- Inside #IDEAWORLD
- International Attendee
- Session Info
- Session Preview
- Programming Highlights
- Session Selection
- Presenter Bios
- CEC Information
- Special Events
- Club and Studio Summit
- Nutrition & Behavior Change Summit
- Fitness Fanatic's Day
- Success Academy
- Opening Ceremonies
- Welcome Party
- L.A. Adventures
- Summer Games
- Showcase Room
Students - Jumpstart Your Career!
You don’t want to miss this incredible opportunity to experience the world’s largest and longest-running fitness event for a fraction of the regular price! You will leave inspired, motivated, educated and with the tools and advice you need to jumpstart your future and make a long-term career doing what you love. PLUS – nothing looks better on your resume then participating in the IDEA World Convention!
The IDEA World Discovery College Program will bring schools together from all over the country and we want your school there too! Gather your teachers and classmates and spend a weekend discovering where a career in fitness can take you. Please complete the following form to receive additional information:
Questions? Ask us here!
Here are all of the great things you will receive:
370+ Educational Sessions
370+ educational sessions to choose from: Personal Training, Group Exercise, Sports Conditioning, Exercise Science, Nutrition, Mind-Body, Personal Growth, Business and Career Development, and MORE!
Exclusive Networking Opportunities
Exclusive networking opportunities and career advice from the most successful fitness professionals, the biggest companies, certification agencies and training groups in the industry
Jack Canfield is an inspirational keynote speaker, internationally recognized transformational trainer, highly acclaimed personal success coach, and bestselling author. Plus, hear the inspiring story of the 2016 IDEA Jack LaLanne Award recipient, Tony Horton and 2016 IDEA Fitness Inspiration Award recipient, Amy Van Dyken-Rouen
The chance to work out with the biggest fitness CELEBRITIES, including Todd Durkin, Cassey Ho, Tony Horton, Natalie Jill and Jillian Michaels
Access to the hottest NEW products at bargain prices at the IDEA World Fitness and Nutrition Expo
Compete in the IDEA Summer Games Powered by SPRI for the chance to earn bragging rights for your school and win amazing prizes
A Certificate of Completion to help build your résumé
IDEA's Where the World Comes to Party!
IDEA's Where the World Comes to Party! — Join fellow attendees for dinner, drinks and dancing. Then, stop by the photo booth to make some memories to last a lifetime
A special welcome gift bag
Budget-friendly discounted hotel options and roommate matching program
Explore the L.A.
Explore the trendy L.A., palm trees, beaches, and lots of Southern California sunshine. You'll be in the middle of the action at L.A. Live, home to the Grammys, Emmys, ESPYs and its sensational selection of sports, entertainment, shopping and dining experiences in downtown L.A.
AND THAT’S NOT ALL! You also receive a FREE 6-month IDEA e-membership ($59 value!) with the following benefits:
- Digital subscription to IDEA Fitness Journal, a research-based, award-winning magazine that keeps pace with the continuing evolution in fitness
- Free CECs every year
- Access to essential, low-cost liability insurance
- 6,500+ articles with the latest research, sample classes, statistics and program designs
- 6,300+ exercise videos, including the Gray Institute, TRX® and more
- Exclusive member discounts (up to 30% off fitness products and conferences)
|IDEA Discovery is a great way to introduce aspiring fitness professionals to the dynamic, amazing world of fitness. Every single student who attended agree that attending changed their life. They can't wait for the next one!
—Jeff Kreil, World Attendee
|The Kinesiology students from California State University Northridge, including myself, express tremendous gratitude to IDEA for their Fitness Discovery Program. This unique program allowed us the opportunity to experience SO MANY new things within the fitness industry and to enhance our knowledge as students and professionals.
—Liane E. Fujita-Ahmed, World Attendee
"I have been attending IDEA since 1996. It is SO inspiring! I am inspired by the presenters, fellow fitness teachers and the energy of the whole conference. I always come back having learned something new and with great ideas for my classes and personal training clients. IDEA is the best conference out there!"
—Amy Starr, World Attendee
|"The IDEA World conference is an amazing opportunity to grow as a fitness professional, to meet amazing people and to be inspired by the unexpected!"
—Chrissie Mack, World Attendee
"I felt a camaraderie with the other attendees and presenters, and forged new and important friendships."
—Sandi O'Shaughnessy, World Attendee
|"As fitness professionals, we inspire our clients day to day. Without IDEA we would not have the opportunity to be inspired ourselves! Thank you for educating us and motivating us to spread our knowledge to the world!"
—Brooke Dietz, World Attendee
""Overall, this year's convention was an awesome experience! It was very inspirational and invigorating to be around so many like-minded top fitness professionals. It was a great spark for brainstorming new ideas and possibilities, and I came away with a much needed passion boost!"
—Tami Williams, World Attendee
|"The most essential and important worldwide event for all fitness professionals is to be a part of the IDEA World Fitness Convention."
—Isidre Sistare, World Attendee from Barcelona Spain
"This was my first IDEA World Fitness Convention—it was the best ever and I will be there every year as long as I'm in the industry."
—Greg Johnson, MS, World Attendee
|This conference was an amazing experience—a fitness professional's inspirational fantasy come true except for one thing, it's for real!"
—Ken Alan, World Attendee
"The preconference session I attended was very motivating and inspirational. It was awesome to see so many people ready to set their teams and clients on fire for fitness."
—Deno Bell, World Attendee
|Thank you for offering this program! It is an opportunity and I want to make sure my students are a part of it. Thanks!
|There was so much to learn from so many fitness professionals. It was an amazing experience and I encourage students to get out there and soak it all in.