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The #1 Fitness Event of the Year Returns in Person!

Attending 2022 IDEA® World in Las Vegas, July 20-24, is not a gamble, it’s a guaranteed win.

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To all of you amazing fitness, wellness and nutrition pros: We’ve missed you! 2022 IDEA World convention is a reunion for thousands of fit pros from around the world in the “entertainment capital of the world,” Las Vegas, July 20–24. This marks the fitness event’s return to in-person learning and is not to be missed. And in honor of IDEA’s 40th anniversary, we’ll celebrate 4 decades of fitness industry advancements, education, promotion, entertainment and professionalism. IDEA is pulling out all the stops to make this the most unforgettable and rewarding fitness event of the decade. You’ve just got to be there.

Career Growth Opportunities for All

Attend countless, credible sessions brought to you by the most influential and brilliant minds in the fitness, wellness, nutrition and business industries. This 4-day fitness event features more than 270 sessions and 150 presenters, 24 CECs, and pre- and post-event intensive workshops for extended learning and more CECs.

Prepare yourself for the most diverse array of presentations, sessions, lectures, workouts and panel discussions. Experience the latest advancements on everything from professional development, premier group fitness program design and cutting-edge blueprints for online and subscription business success to the latest trends in personal training, recent updates in nutritional science and equipment specializations

With so many sessions to choose from, you can count on there being plenty of high-level education for everyone regardless of your job title or experience level.

Here are some of the many topics you can choose from at this year’s event:

Program Managers and Directors. Learn about employee scouting and development, new business offerings, marketing, inclusive fitness, practices, online and digital programming, complimentary in-person and online engagement, leadership and more.

Club and Studio Owners. Discover innovative ways to generate revenue, revitalize programming, and inspire a loyal and passionate staff.

Online Coaches and Entrepreneurs. Build brand identity, presence, awareness, client retention, and more with sessions specific to online, social media, and e-commerce exchange.

Group Fitness Instructors. Find out how the most popular instructors from around the globe attract sell-out crowds in-person and online.

Personal Trainers and Coaches. Learn fresh program design strategies, corrective exercise technique, the latest in exercise science research, and tried-and-true methods for helping clients adhere to healthy movement.

Barefoot Movers. Talk barefoot training benefits and necessities like overall stability, body awareness, foot strength and proprioception. Learn about current trends in your favorite modalities like yoga, barre, Pilates, meditation, fusion formats and more

Wellness Professionals. Meet the ever evolving and diverse health and wellness needs of clients and discover opportunities for collaboration with other health and wellness service providers.

Nutrition and Dietetics. Explore and challenge past and current information relevant to healthy eating, food access, global food insecurities and more with the latest research in nutrition and behavior change

Tackle Big Topics During the Ted Talk-inspired Spotlight Talks

Kick back after a long day of moving and shaking and dive into hourlong sessions on tentpole topics that matter most. With so many important topics to choose from, it’ll be difficult to pick a favorite.

  • The Future of Wellness Technology with Sunil Rajasekar
  • The 5 Strategies that Lead to Inclusive Fitness Spaces with Dynasti Hunt, MEd, MBA, and Katrina Pilkington, MS
  • Five Fundamentals of a Successful Health & Fitness Professional with Jason Stella
  • Kicking the Habit Habit: Why Habit Formation for Exercise Doesn’t Work and What Does with Michelle Segar, PhD
  • Healing Has No Limits: How to Support Healing the Body and Mind with Kenya Crawford, MA, EdM, LMHC
  • Built to Last: Successful Strategies to Manage Change and Thrive with Shannon Fable
  • Negotiate Like a Pro! With Doris Thews
  • Winning the Client Retention Game with Matthew Wright, MS
  • Creating and Cultivating Community with Jessica Maurer
  • Elevate Your Career Through Compassionate Coaching Practices with Darian Parker, PhD

Experience the Always-Electric Opening Ceremonies

Kick off the fitness event weekend right with the can’t-miss Opening Ceremonies! Be inspired and motivated by people who have reached great heights in career, life and industry accomplishments.

  • Hear from the recipient of the IDEA World Inspiration of the Year Award, Amy Purdy, who is the author of the best-selling autobiography, On My Own Two Feet, and co-founder of Adaptive Sports.
  • Be moved by an individual whose revolutionary career expands just as many decades as IDEA World as he receives the Jack LaLanne Award, presented by Elanne LaLanne, and delivers the landmark keynote address. This is none other than Tae Bo® Fitness creator, Billy Blanks.
  • Celebrate the recipients of the 2022 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year, Fitness Instructor of the Year, Fitness Leader of the Year, and the first-ever IDEA Emerging Trailblazer of the Year awards.
  • Experience an exhilarating performance by Culture Shock Las Vegas as they take you on a nostalgia-inducing hip-hop trip through the past 4 decades.

Get Everything You Need to Succeed at the IDEA World Fitness & Nutrition Expo

Visit the IDEA World Fitness & Nutrition Expo to explore and experience the latest products, services and technologies in the industry. Enjoy exhilarating workouts in Showcase Arena, find and sample health-boosting products in the Healthy Living Pavilion, and test-drive some of the most impactful training tools in the IDEA World MEGA Circuit, emceed by Alex Isaly.

Events Within the Fitness Event

IDEA World makes it easy for you to get dialed in on the subjects that matter most with specialty education tracks.

Inspire Your Community to Fitness

The ACE Mover Academy provides the latest research and strategy on what it takes to get more people moving more. Featuring a lineup of top ACE professionals, you’ll walk away with actionable strategies to become the ultimate change-maker in your community.

Boost Your Yoga Teaching Skills

Yoga Journal presents a 1-day fitness event delivered by two top contributors and innovative yoga instructors. Gain new insights on how to build unforgettable classes, how to design formats for all people and language choices to enhance the movement experience.

Create a World-Class Club or Studio

Develop unbreakable plans for business success at the IDEA World Club and Studio Summit. The world’s top club and studio owners and managers will share the paths they followed to create world-class facilities, secure top-notch talent, enhance member retention and more.

Go Deep on Nutrition and Behavior Change

If you struggle to help clients make sustainable and healthy nutrition and exercise choices, the IDEA World Nutrition and Behavior Change Summit is for you. Learn from the best in the business about the latest innovations in nutrition research and fool-proof ways to help your clients and students see success for the long term.

Learn the Secrets of Online Success

Get up to speed on what it takes to create an online business that thrives at the IDEA Online Success Academy. This hyper-focused event will set you up to make a big splash online with sessions on building subscription studios, leveraging social media, creating a loyal following, launching effective email marketing campaigns and more.

Sweat it out with World Stage Workouts

Make sure to head to the World Stage Room where you’ll experience power-packed workouts led inspiring fitness celebrities like Billy Blanks, So You Think You Can Dance star Aaron Turner, Peter Twist, MSc, LES MILLS’ Cesar Vasquez and more.

Celebrate in Red at the Ruby Red Welcome Party

Dance, shout, and let it all out on the dance floor at the Ruby Red Welcome Party! Wear red—the 40th anniversary color—party and enjoy a night to remember. There will be food, a photobooth, your favorite music hits and a one-of-a-kind performance by So You Think You Can Dance star, Aaron Turner.

Become LIMITLESS at IDEA World Convention

The fitness industry has shown decades of strength, resilience, endurance, loyalty, devotion and evolution. After years of growth and improvements—especially after recent years of setbacks and challenge—we re-emerge triumphant, inclusive, live and in person. You don’t want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime, electrifying celebration that goes beyond any limits.

To learn more about 2022 IDEA WORLD Convention in Las Vegas, visit ideafit.com/world.

Event at a Glance

When: Wednesday, July 20-Sunday, July 24, 2020

Where: Las Vegas, Nevada

Pre-event intensive sessions: Wednesday, July 20

Post-event intensive sessions: Sunday, July 24

Accommodations: Las Vegas Westgate Resort & Casino, 3000 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nevada. Reservations and hotel information: Call 702-732-5111 or visit IDEA’s booking website. Be sure to reference “IDEA World Fitness 2022” when calling. Special IDEA room rate for single/double is $124 plus $25 resort fee, plus applicable state and local taxes (currently 13.4%). Additional guests (over two per room) will incur an additional $25 fee per person.

Reservations received after June 28, 2022 (cutoff date) will be accepted, based on availability, at each hotel’s prevailing published rate.

Early-bird pricing deadline: June 24, 2022

Kia Williams, MS

Kia Williams, MS, 200hr RYT is a global presenter, host of Fit and Fierce on the Mic podcast and freelance Group Fitness Content Creator. She currently serves as the Wellness Chair for the NAACP Tarrant County Branch and Executive Board Member of Jeremiah 33:6, a not-for-profit holistic health education and preventative medicine corporation. Kia is a master educator for Barre above®, Balletone™, and Fluid Strength™, and has managed several fitness and wellness programs and facilities.

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