There can only one answer for me: the IDEA World Fitness Convention. The session selection for personal trainers is just as comprehensive as in the convention geared towards personal trainers, but I love the additional focus on group fitness in its myriad of forms.
Another reason why I love IDEA over other events is that the presenters come from a greater variety of backgrounds and philosophies. You get presenters like Greg Roskopf, Tom Purvis, Gary Gray, Chuck Wolf, Peter Twist, Douglas Brooks, Paul Chek and many more who all have their own views. While it was daunting for me at first, I have come to appreciate this variety of approaches and schools of thought.
As all of them put it: you can never have too many tools in your toolbox. As our clients have all very different wants and needs, as trainers we cannot be to flexible in our approach as long as we adhere to certain ‘inalienable truths’.