by Steve Barrett, Alex Isaly, Paul Katami, Doug Katona, MS, Tommy Matthews, Mindy Mylrea, Keli Roberts, Peter Twist, MSc, Anthony Wall, MS, Brett Klika, Sergeant Ken Weichert, Alex McLean and Angie Miller, MS
Perseverance is the name of the game as you push your body to the limit in this pedal to the metal athletic circuit challenge. IDEA has brought together some of the best and brightest presenters in the fitness industry to coach you through a custom workout that tests your speed, agility, strength and endurance. Your coaches will dig into their training toolboxes and introduce you to some of their favorite individual and team challenges. We’ve got a lot planned for you“as well as a chance to win the grand prize of a 2017 IDEA World Convention registration. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind mega-circuit challenge.
In January 2017 Steve Barrett joined the owners of Matrix Fitness Eq. Johnson Health Tech (JHT) global marketing team as the Director of Global Group Training & Education. JHT said: "In this new role, Steve will create and deliver unique, global group education programming platforms designed to help drive sales of the Matrix group exercise product portfolio including Connexus, S-Drive Performance Trainer & Krankcycle and deliver on the Matrix Total Solutions Provider promise to our customers across the globe. He will also build a global network of Matrix master trainers, working closely with our global product (design & development), marketing team, and sales teams around the world. Since 2012, Steve was contracted to JHT UK as a Matrix Fitness Brand Ambassador, so he is well versed in our commercial product portfolio and company philosophies. Steve is a dynamic motivational presenter who comes alive on stage and aims to make his sessions fun and educational. His work as a Presenter and Brand Ambassador to global organisations has taken him to over 50 countries including the Middle and far East, USA, Africa, Russia and South America. His speciality is being the creative force behind Fitness product and programme development projects. During his three decades within the Fitness Industry Steve has also accumulated significant experience in integrating fitness into marketing campaigns for global FMCG's brands including Nestle, Kellogg's and Reebok. Steve has authored five books for the prestigious publishing house Bloomsbury to create the 'Trade Secrets of a Personal Trainer' series. ... 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.
Paul Katami is a group fitness manager for Equinox fitness clubs and has brought the Katami techniques to Hollywood's hottest gyms, executives, actors, models, athletes, in-home exercisers, successful infomercial products and more. He has appeared on QVC, the Shopping Channel, the Learning Channel, several news stories, and in local gyms across the United States and Canada. Certifications: ACE and AFAA Education provider for: ACE and AFAA ... read more.
World IDEA presenter. Undergraduate USC, Masters degree Concordia University. Director or Global Training and Education for World Gym International and co-founder/Director for Train.168 Institute. I specialize in biomechanics, weightlifting, endurance sports and strength and conditioning. Numerous certifications and memberships through USAW, NSCA and the USATF. I also program for athletes worldwide. ... read more.
Tommy Matthews is the head of education and programming for Escape Fitness®. A personal trainer for more than 12 years, Tommy has enjoyed developing curricula and educating others. In 2005, he launched his own education business, which led the way in product-based education and programming. Now working exclusively with Escape Fitness, Tommy and his team conduct education courses across Europe, the U.S. and Australia. In addition, they provide programming options and online learning. ... 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.
Keli Roberts is a specialized tier-three personal trainer at Equinox in Pasadena, California. She is a master trainer for Schwinn® Cycling and Glidingn, a Kettlebell® Concepts-sponsored athlete and is on the BOSU® development team. Keli is also known for her award-winning videos, books and training seminars. She is a spokesperson for ACE, a 2007 inductee to the National Fitness Hall of Fame and was awarded the 2003 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year Award. ... read more.
Peter Twist, MSc, is the president and CEO of Twist Conditioning, Inc. He is an exercise physiologist with a specialization in coaching science. Having coached in the NHL for 11 years, Peter has worked with over 700 professional athletes. Peter received the National Strength and Conditioning Association's 1998 President's Award and the Can-Fit-Pro 2003 Specialty Presenter of the Year award. Certifications: NSCA ... read more.
Brett Klika is the director of athletic performance at Fitness Quest 10 in San Diego, California. He specializes in youth fitness and athletic performance. Brett oversees a staff of eight strength coaches and develops program for over 300 youth athletes (and non-athletes) per week. He is a regular contributor for a variety of publications, produces DVDs on fitness and athletic performance and presents around the world. ... 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.