This is it...the session you've been waiting for! Only IDEA could pull off a Showcase Room boot camp that brings together IDEA's top presenters with some of the industry's freshest new trainer talent in a no-holds-barred circuit showdown! Get ready to strategize, take risks, work together, conquer tasks, and even revolt and cry mutiny in this winner-takes-all event. Don't miss this opportunity to earn dozens of prizes awarded. This is a HIIT, strength, speed and agility boot camp disguised inside team-oriented games where being fit matters, but it's not the only way to win. Game on!
Julz Arney is the owner of Team Arney, Inc. Fitness Consultants and has been a professional fitness educator for nearly 20 years. For nearly a decade she was the Education Programs Director and Lead Master Trainer for Schwinn® Cycling, where she managed a team of 45 top industry educators. Together they trained thousands of instructors each year. Julz initially carved out her unique space in the industry as a dance-fitness expert, choreographing DVD programs for the consumer and instructor and creating premier class formats for global club chains. She is the Education Manager and a master trainer for ShockWave™ and Indo-Row™ and a development team member and master trainer for BOSU®. Julz has a rich Yoga background, teaching in community outreach ventures through local schools and her church. She has twice been awarded CanFitPro’s International Presenter of the Year and has been recognized by IDEA as one of the top three instructors in the world. Julz rounds out more than two decades in the industry as an author for print and web, and a marketing and communications consultant for top fitness brands. ACE and AFAA certified. ... read more.
Amy Dixon is one of the most dynamic fitness instructors and Master Trainers in the industry today. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Lifestyle Management with an emphasis in exercise physiology as well as many other fitness certifications. Amy is a contributing fitness expert for many major Lifestyle magazines, a master trainer for Schwinn, BOSU, and GRAVITY and stars in many critically acclaimed fitness DVD's. She is a former World competitive power tumbler and coach and uses that experience everyday in her classes. With over 15 years of teaching experience, she is best known for her energy and enthusiasm for fitness. Her energy is contagious. She delivers a fun, performance based class and works hard to educate and motivate her students to achieve extraordinary results. She has also been a part of the Nike Rockstar Fitness Academy in Los Angeles. Her talents have been featured on MSNBC, The Today Show, ABC News, Exercise TV, Your LA, Fox News, and MTV. Her classes and insights have been reported in Women's Health Magazine, Health Magazine, Self Magazine, Shape Magazine, Variety Magazine, In Touch, the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times. Amy is the Group Fitness Manager for Equinox in Santa Monica. Check out her website at www.amydixonfitness.com. ... read more.
Tahneetra Crosby is a senior master trainer and development team member with Qignition for QiDance and QiForze. With over 12 years experience as a group exercise instructor and personal trainer, Tahneetra is also a senior course instructor for TRX®. She specializes in personal training, dance, boot camp, resistance and interval-style classes with an emphasis on the fun factor of exercise. Tahneetra created a strength and cardio program as the featured trainer for SELF Magazine's March 2010 SELF Challenge issue. Certifications: AFAA and NASM ... read more.
My passion is working with hockey players to improve their skating performance. I do this with on-ice and off-ice training. I work with male and female players 8 yrs old to pro players. Another passion of mine is presenting at fitness shows. In particular IDEA shows - IDEA World and IDEA PT East & West. IDEA is a remarkable organization lead by two remarkable people - Peter and Kathie Davis. I love playing ice hockey, x-c-skiing, mt biking, and being in the mountains. Also love all water sports especially surfing and body boarding. Also one of my favorite things to do is taking my dog, Bailey (Black Lab) for trail runs, swimming, and just walking. ... read more.
Mindy Mylrea is the 2017 LifeTime acheivement Award Winner for CanFitPro , 2016 Empower Instructor of the Year, 2015 PFP Trainer of the Year. 2015 International Presenter of the Year, 2013 CanFitPro Specialty Presenter of the Year, 2008 ECA OBOW Fitness Presenter of the Year, the 2004 Can Fit Pro International Presenter of the Year, the 1999 International IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year, a National and World Aerobic Champion, a 361 sponsored athlete, and a five star presenter for IDEA. Mindy is an advisory board member for Oxygen Magazine, an international presenter, author, motivational speaker, video personality, and CEC provider for both ACE and AFAA. Mindy is the creator and lead talent behind Gliding , Tabata Bootcamp, and One Day to Wellness. She is a master trainer and on the pro development team for Schwinn Cycling, Body Bar, and Bosu. Mindy is the creator of She has authored numerous articles and stars in over 500 instructional videos. She has been teaching fitness instructors for 35 years Certifications: ACE and AFAA Education provider for: ACE and AFAA ... read more.
Alex is a national Signature Brand Ambassador for Life Time Fitness, a member of IDEA’s Health and Fitness Advisory Board, and VIP founding member for Men's Health Fitness Council. With over 20 years of experience in the fitness industry he specializes in program and product development, education and consulting. Alex’s projects include: KettleWorX®, Spartan Strong, WTRX, Kettlebell Kombine, Radius with NBC Sports, and BTFit with BodyTech. He is an international presenter, author, public speaker, innovator of fitness, elite athlete, and fitness enthusiast. Alex is a regular contributor for Men’s Health and has been featured in several national media publications (OXYGEN, SHAPE, Men’s Fitness, Men’s Health UK). His television and media appearances include NBC Sports Network, The TODAY Show, Discovery Channel, Hallmark’s Home & Family, CBS The Talk, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and CNN Headline News. ... read more.
Marc Lebert is the owner of Lebert Fitness, Inc., a leader in developing innovative body weight training tools. He is a club owner, a certified NLP practitioner and he delivers fitness boxing/kickboxing and Equalizer courses for Can-Fit-Pro. Marc is also a published writer, speaker and developer of the Lebert Equalizer™ and Lebert Buddy System™. ... read more.
Helen Vanderburg is the owner of Heavens Fitness and Fusion-Fitness-Training. She is the 2005 IDEA Instructor of the Year, the 1996 IDEA Program Director of the Year, and a two-time Can-Fit-Pro Presenter of the Year. Helen holds a bachelor?s degree in kinesiology, is a past world champion in synchronized swimming and is a certified yoga and Pilates instructor. ... read more.
Ken Weichert (aka SGT Ken®) CSP™, USA-MRT, USA-MFT, ACE-GFI is an award-winning international speaker, six-time US Army Soldier of the Year, Master Fitness Trainer, Master Resilience Trainer, Counterintelligence Agent and decorated combat veteran. Ken is a CSP™ (Certified Speaking Professional), a member of the National Speakers Association, and a graduate of the John C. Maxwell Coach, Teacher, Trainer and Speaker Course. Ken has trained over one million Service Members and civilians through Operation Fit to Fight, has written over 100 articles for GX®, Backpacker®, Outside®, Health®, and created the Operation Family Fit video series and family fitness kits for the Air National Guard. Ken was awarded the Canadian Fitness Professionals (canfitpro) 2011 Best New Presenter of the Year, the EMPOWER Fitness 2013 Male Presenter of the Year, the IDEA WORLD 2016 Fitness Instructor of the Year, the EMPOWER Fitness 2017 Inspiration Award of the Year, the Canadian Fitness Professionals (canfitpro) 2017 International Presenter of the Year, has been featured numerous times on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox news, and continues to serve as a host for the Fit for Duty show on the Pentagon Channel. Ken was awarded a Letter of Appointment by the Chinese Government, naming him the Ambassador of Health and Fitness for the city of Changsha. Ken was awarded his tenth Army Commendation Medal for creating the Warrior Fit Camp program for the Tennessee Army National Guard Suicide Prevention Task Force, helping thousands of Armed Service Members turn stress into strength and obstacles into opportunities through physical and emotional resiliency coaching and leadership training. ... read more.
Faculty Instructor for the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), and faculty in Exercise Science and Nutrition at San Diego State University. Fabio was an exercise physiologist and certification manager for the American Council on Exercise (ACE) where he, during his tenure, was the original creator of ACE’s Integrated Fitness Training Model™ and lead developer of their live personal training educational workshops. His previous experiences include collegiate head coaching; strength and conditioning coaching; and opening and managing health clubs for Club One. As a national and international presenter, he is frequently featured on television, radio, internet, and in print publications. He authored chapters in various textbooks and publications, and is presently authoring upcoming academic and consumer books. ... read more.