- Special Events
Thursday, July 16 • 10:20am in the Showcase Room
(4th Floor JW Marriott)
The Opening Ceremonies the must-attend event. You'll be inspired by the real-life stories of extraordinary people who are transforming the world.
2015 Keynote Presentation
New York Times best-selling author
After surviving a car accident at the age of 19, Brendon Burchard received what he calls “life’s golden ticket,” a second chance. Inspired by his discovery that at the end of our lives we will ask, “Did I live? Did I love? Did I matter?,” he turned his life around and quickly became a multimillionaire and legendary force in the motivational genre. Since then, he has dedicated his life to helping others find their charge and share their voice with the world. Brendon will share his secrets to creating a purposeful and meaningful life.
2015 IDEA Jack LaLanne Award
TODAY Show’s lifestyle and fitness correspondent receives the 2015 IDEA Jack LaLanne Award, presented by Elaine LaLanne.
Her spirited personality and passion for health and fitness is legendary—no wonder she was recently named the TODAY Show’s first lifestyle and fitness correspondent. Jenna is a certified personal trainer who sees clients in the gym when she’s not motivating the world with her media reports on nutrition, exercise and wellness. A self-proclaimed daredevil and thrill-seeker, Jenna spent 12 years as a sportscaster before joining the TODAY Show in 2007.
2015 IDEA Fitness Inspiration Award
“I don’t care what’s probable, through blood, sweat and tears, I am unstoppable.”
Anthony Robles was born missing his right leg, but that didn’t stop him from becoming a three-time wrestling All-American and the 2011 NCAA Division I National Champion. Anthony’s moving story will inspire you to overcome the challenges you wrestle with in your own life.
IDEA World Fitness Awards
Back by popular demand!
The excitement is building for the “Academy Awards of Fitness!” Find out who has earned this year’s honors with their inspiring work in these categories:
IDEA Program Director of the Year
IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year
IDEA Group Exercise Instructor of the Year