funny you should ask. I write a blog about that yesterday, and here is what IDEA has meant for me and my career:
“Last month’s conference was probably the 30th IDEA conference I have attended. I have lost count but it’s somewhere there in the neighborhood.
As I reflect on the impact those conferences had on my growth as a trainer, their value cannot be overstated. There was much I saw and liked and some I saw and disliked. But the main point is that I was exposed to it and could form my own opinion.
The fitness industry has changed dramatically over the last 20 years since I have been a trainer. Some things are still the same, and they also have still validity. If I trained my clients the way I did 20 years ago, I would not do them a disservice. They would get stronger and thus hopefully healthier. But having experienced all the developments and picked the ones that work for me has enabled me to become the trainer I am today. I could not possibly have read myself into that knowledge. Being able to see and feel is what makes the difference.
As such, I am grateful that the founders of IDEA, Peter and Kathie Davis, for their vision of a fitness organization of the kind that IDEA has become over the years.”
At least for me, IDEA is about fitness and health education, and serves as the following for
me– current educational resources on limitless topics, having discussions and learning from other fitness professionals, developing my skills as a fitness and wellness professional, and a guide for the future of fitness and health. IDEA encompasses just about everything I need to know and always exceeds my expectations.
I’m rather addicted to IDEA and all it has to offer!
To answer your question simply, all things health and fitness. From technology, to fitness questions to nutrition. It is a great website for all things health, fitness and wellness.