2022 IDEA World convention is a reunion for fit pros from around the world in the “entertainment capital of the world,” Las Vegas, July 20–24.
It’s time we come face to face with, well . . . faces! We’ve done a great job with pandemic- mandated virtual pivots, but now we can turn our energy back to in-person learning—and the 2022 IDEA® World Convention is the perfect place where we can face the future together. Without hesitation. Without limits.
Billy Blanks was born with an anomaly in his hip joints that left him clumsy and subject to taunts. He found strength—both physically and of character—in karate, and he went on to a successful career as a martial arts champion, bodyguard and movie star. That in itself is a pretty amazing story. But in Blanks’ case, that’s just the preface . . .
What past years have taught the fitness industry is that we must continue training with a purpose no matter what the world throws us.
We celebrate the recipients and finalists of the IDEA World Fitness Awards and take pride in their efforts to Inspire the World to Fitness®.
“United We Thrive” is more than a theme, it’s an internal mantra for IDEA and an intention we set over a year ago: To deliver against IDEA’s mandate at a time when our industry needed it the most.
The second day of 2021 IDEA World Virtual ushered in a new suite of deep knowledge for attendees to choose from, on topics ranging from exercise science research to diversity and inclusion and the mundane (but oh-so-important) aspects of owning a fitness business.
For the 39th time—and for the second-straight year virtually because of the pandemic—IDEA World Convention is inspiring and educating thousands of fit pros around the globe. Though we may be weary of being at screens after the toughest year this industry has ever seen, our craving for connection has drawn us together.
IDEA World Virtual will feature more than 100 workshops, lectures and workouts led by industry experts to help your fitness career thrive.
Fitness professionals will come together to exchange best practices and discoveries in their fitness careers at 2021 IDEA World Virtual, July 9–11.
Find professional tools, education and experience to help level up your skills at the 2021 IDEA Personal Trainer Institute Virtual, held March 6–7, 2021.
For the first time in 38 years, the global fitness community that is the IDEA® World Convention was not able to meet in person. Despite that, the crackling energy and essential rite of gathering to share ideas and buoy each other breathed fresh air into the 8,000 attendees, sponsors and presenters who attended via the ether on August 21–22.
The IDEA World Fitness Award recipients and finalists each have a tale to tell. Here, all the honorees share their journeys, strategies and triumphs.
Innovation is the key to success in an ever-evolving world, and at no point in recent history has this been more important than now. For the first time ever, the IDEA World Club & Studio Summit will be available in a virtual format so that you can access all the top strategies and best practices you need to secure a lucrative and lasting future for your business—all from the comfort of your club, studio or living room. Over the course of 2 days, the best in the business will be on-hand live to share their strategies for success and to help you overcome the challenges you face now and develop the resilience to face them in the future.
After planning the 2020 IDEA® World Convention for a year and then seeing the early weeks of the pandemic wreak havoc with those plans, the unflappable IDEA events team quickly adapted to the inevitable and started creating IDEA World Virtual.
Jack Welch, American businessman and former CEO of General Electric, once said, “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” This is the reason the IDEA World Convention exists—to bring together some of the brightest people in the fitness industry so they can grow into greatness and inspire that growth in clients, students, athletes, co-workers and staff.
Comprising more than 330 sessions led by top coaches, entrepreneurs, and fitness, nutrition and wellness professionals, IDEA World offers the full spectrum of education you are seeking for instant and ongoing career growth, regardless of your position in the industry.
In rising to meet major challenges and needs—from overcoming cancer, a staph infection and even a four-story fall inside an elevator, to serving reservation residents and low-income individuals in high-crime neighborhoods—the 2019 IDEA World Scholarship recipients have shown character, determination and a commitment to helping others.
Veteran fitness pros know how important it is to pay attention to clients as unique individuals. Experience, education and empathy are key qualities that equip seasoned pros to help a wide variety of people with diverse needs.
Purpose, passion and people! The fitness industry is all about forging relationships that lift others up. Fitness professionals have energy to spare, and they are dedicated to mentoring new generations of pros, networking with peers, and motivating clients and participants every day.
Thousands of fitness professionals consider the IDEA World Convention to be the best investment they can make to further their careers. That’s largely because the event delivers robust, multilevel education covering all facets of the industry. But there’s more to it than that, according to fitness industry veteran and this year’s IDEA Jack LaLanne Award recipient, Jay Blahnik.