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40 Reasons to Celebrate in 2022

IDEA 40th Anniversary

Bust out the bubbly, because this is a big one! IDEA is exalting its epic 40th anniversary this year.

Maybe you’ve been an IDEA Member since our 1982 launch. Perhaps you recently signed on with us for the first time. Either way, we’re kicking off the revelry here, and we’ll be whooping it up all year. We hope you will add your magic to the party by connecting to our social media channels, joining us for a workshop or webinar, subscribing to our podcasts, or simply sharing a memory or a photo in any of our feeds. But, the best way I can think of to mark this amazing milestone is to join us in person at IDEA® World Convention in Las Vegas for the “Super Bowl” of fitness (July 20–24).

Friends, it’s been 2 years since we could safely gather. Let this be our time to meet in person to laugh, learn, dance and celebrate our industry together at IDEA World, the most electric of all fitness industry events.

Just a few months ago, IDEA’s vice president and general manager Amy Thompson hosted the first annual IDEA® Korea event in Seoul. “It was incredible to see over 1,000 fit pros together again, learning, growing and elevating our profession,” she says. “We held 3 days of education and 2 days of fitness and wellness expo, along with opening ceremonies. I left knowing we are united globally and that we can safely return to in-person events with proper protocols in place. IDEA World is the main event for 2022, and we are excited to welcome our fitness family back together.”

Join thousands of your colleagues—personal trainers, group fitness instructors, health and nutrition coaches, business owners and managers, and mind-body specialists—for 4 days of unparalleled learning opportunities and unforgettable experiences. This will be a once-in-a-lifetime event you won’t want to miss. Learn more about the event at ideafit.com/fitness-conferences/2022-idea-world/.

Say Hello to Fitness Journal 2.0

While we’re celebrating, I will point your attention to the Journal’s upgraded format. We’ve added 24 pages of content and extra CECs that will boost your inspiration meter and ignite newfound focus for the critical work you do as leaders. We are particularly excited by the return of our “Recovery,” “Trainer Entrepreneur” and “Fit Tech” columns, as well as the debut of two new columns—”Group EXpertise” and “Programming Power.”

Our new last page, “Inside Outside,” caps it all off by giving IDEA Members a front-row glimpse into our sister brands at Outside Inc. In this installment, you’ll find some journaling tips from Yoga Journal to help keep you centered on what’s important this year. In future issues, count on being connected to strong resources such as Oxygen, Clean Eating, Vegetarian Times, Outside, Backpacker, Women’s Running, Triathlete, Trail Runner, VeloNews—and so many more!

As part of the Outside team, IDEA is driven by the belief that “a run, a hike, a ride or a workout can change everything.” Our fitness professional community is inextricably linked within this mantra. We applaud you for literally moving so many lives and for remaining committed to your craft and your clients.


Keep inspiring!

Sandy Todd Webster




Sandy Todd Webster

Editor in Chief




Sandy Todd Webster

Sandy Todd Webster is the editor in chief of IDEA’s award-winning publications. She is Precision Nutrition Level 1 certified and is a Rouxbe Certified Plant-Based Professional cook.

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November-December 2020 IDEA Fitness Journal

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