It’s hard to believe we’re already just 2 months in front of the 2009 IDEA World Fitness Convention™ and just 3 months before the Inner IDEA® Conference. Writing this is a good reality check! Incredibly, we already have two successful conferences under our belts for the year and are cruising toward the final stretch.
Every year, at IDEA World Fitness, thousands of fitness professionals come together to learn from each other, and then they take their new ideas back home to transform people’s lives. This year, the theme is “Inspire: Be the Change,” and the focus is on how fitness pros can embody the change their clients want to experience.
“Particularly now, in a time of global uncertainty when people are feeling a lot of stress and anxiety, there is such great need for the health, wellness and balance that fitness professionals can bring to people’s lives,” says IDEA programming director Aprile Peishel, MA. “Our goal for this year’s convention is to give fitness pros all the ideas, resources, networking connections and motivation they need to bring creativity, inspiration and hope back to the people they work with every day.”
IDEA World Fitness is the largest, most comprehensive and longest-running fitness event, and this year there are more than 300 sessions offering the latest program ideas, research and trends, continuing education credits, and business and career tools. Be sure to read the final installment of our IDEA World preview series of articles in this issue.
Sometimes you simply need to take a break—not just to get away from the daily grind, but to reassess where you are in your work and your life, to determine what matters most to you and where you want to go next. You can renew your sense of purpose—and recharge mind, body and spirit—at the 4th annual Inner IDEA Conference, September 10–13, 2009.
With an attendee satisfaction rating of over 97%, Inner IDEA has become the world’s leading wellness event, featuring more than 100 educational sessions presented by internationally renowned experts on Pilates, integrative movement, mindful living, meditation, Nia®, GYROTONIC® exercise, yoga and much more.
In addition to its groundbreaking programming and acclaimed faculty, Inner IDEA is known for the unique and often profound experience it offers. In the serene setting of La Quinta Resort & Club near Palm Springs, California, participants are immersed in a mindful, nonjudgmental environment that encourages reflection and self-discovery, along with exploration of a wide variety of wellness approaches and ideas.
To maintain an intimate environment that fosters individualized attention, a relaxed pace and a sense of community, Inner IDEA attendance is limited to 550, so be sure to secure your spot and sign up early.
We hope to see you at one of these events and have the privilege of getting your feedback in person. Until then, stay true to your goals and keep doing the important work of Inspiring the World to Fitness!
In good health,
Kathie and Peter Davis