Health Professional Membership

Super Charge Your Career With an IDEA Membership!

You change people’s lives daily with your expertise as a leader in the health and wellness industry. As a health professional, choose to pursue your career dreams with IDEA as your partner.

By joining IDEA, you will become part of a worldwide community of over 23,000 health and wellness colleagues who are working as one to share the joys of movement and their health expertise with each person they encounter.

 9 Reasons Why IDEA Membership is an Incredible Value

  1. Low-Cost Comprehensive Insurance Programs*.
    Being well insured is a basic business strategy, but it also sets you apart and marks you as an ethical, serious professional. An IDEA Membership provides the lowest-cost quality liability insurance* in the industry.

($100 value)       

    Low-Cost Health Insurance*.
    Need a health plan? IDEA has partnered with Extend Benefits to provide a healthcare “portal” where members may search and select among all insurance offerings from local providers.


  1. Three Award-Winning Publications—Over 25 Years of Gold Standard Content.
    Get pumped up each month with a steady flow of fresh ideas. Access practical, ready-to-use fitness and wellness information, the latest industry research and its application, case studies and an array of additional articles that meet our demand for excellence.

    • IDEA Fitness Journal, digital and print editions (10 issues per year)
    • IDEA Fit-Tips & News (monthly e-newsletter)
    • Inner IDEA® Body-Mind-Spirit Review (monthly, award-winning e-newsletter)

    ($50 value)       


  1. Unlimited Access to Thousands of Articles.
    Just plug in a keyword and go! Looking for the latest research on a topic? A healthy recipe?  Do you have career questions? Only the IDEA Online Library provides members with instant access to the most relevant information on

    • Fitness and wellness research and analysis
    • News on the industry, mind-body topics and nutrition
    • Program design
    • Technical expertise
    • Career and industry information 
    • Sample classes

  2. The member-only IDEA Online Library serves up thousands of articles and sample classes with more appearing every day.

($99 value)       


  1. Unparalleled Savings on IDEA’s Premier Educational Conferences.
    Recharge your creativity and broaden your mind while learning from the most well-respected faculty in the industry. When smart health pros need to get their CECs, they select IDEA’s conferences. Not only will you get up to $210 in combined discounts toward these conferences, you’ll be able to:

    • Network with health and wellness pros from around the world to enrich your career
    • Learn practical, client-ready ideas from some of the most recognized teachers in the industry
    • Become part of a large and growing community that is influencing the way the world views health and movement

(Up to $210 value)       


  1. Access to Free CECs.
    Each year, IDEA offers members hundreds of opportunities to earn CECs, including a few complimentary ones! Gain CECs either through IDEA Fitness Journal articles delivered to your door and via e-mail, through home study or onsite at our conferences.

($50 value)       


  1. Valuable Industry Data.
    Each year, IDEA takes the pulse of the industry by surveying its membership and then shares the analysis with members. Hard data is an amazing tool to keep you “in-the-know” about your industry.

    • For 13 years, IDEA has conducted the industry’s only Programs & Equipment Survey. This survey overview analyzes trend data for the past several years and helps you gauge what is growing, declining or remaining status quo in popularity.
    • Every 2 years, IDEA conducts the industry’s only survey representing compensation and benefits for all positions in the industry. Walk into your next salary review well prepared!
    • Only IDEA members can access the full data sets for these reports.

($89 value)       


  1. Discounts on Professional Products and Gear.
    Membership entitles you to save up to 35% off retail price on hundreds of merchandise in the IDEA Store. Access a superb line of educational products (books, DVDs, videos, CD-ROMs, CEC courses, and much more), stylish apparel and accessories. Plus, IDEA members are often selected to receive deep discounts on products direct from our trusted marketing partners.  

($100 value)       


  1. Access to Member Discount Programs.
    Member feedback alerted us to your need for discounts on nonfitness products such as health insurance, rental cars, credit card processing services and flowers. IDEA has partnered with companies to take advantage of group discounts. We are pleased to share those savings with you!

($25 value)       


  1. One year (10 issues) Subscription to Health Magazine

($15.97 value)*       

Total value on all benefits exceeds $755.  Join today for only $89.

“If you are serious about your career as a fitness professional, you must join IDEA. IDEA is the one-stop shop for excellent education and benefits that fitness professionals need to continuously grow as well as service their clients.”

- Pamela M. Peeke MD, MPH, FACP, Chief Medical Correspondent, Host of the Fit to Live series, Discovery Health TV

* Certain restrictions apply.