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The Education You Need to Create the Business You Deserve

There’s a reason the IDEA World Club & Studio Summit sells out year after year. No other industry event provides the high-level education and proven strategies delivered by the industry’s best that have helped countless entrepreneurs build wildly successful businesses.


LOVE WORK: Inspire a High-Performing Work Culture at the Center of People, Purpose, Profits and Play


Chuck Runyon

Chuck Runyon and Dave Mortensen are successful entrepreneurs who could have cashed out after the early success of Anytime Fitness. But, instead, they decided to roll the dice, roll up their sleeves and reinvent the culture of work. It was a bold move and a substantial financial risk that paid off in multiple ways, not only for them but also for their employees, franchisees and members. Chuck will share secrets from the front lines of Anytime Fitness, the world’s largest co-ed fitness club franchise and the first to operate on all seven continents, as well as provide a roadmap to create more purposeful, profitable and playful work environments.

ATTRACT a Steady Flow of New Clients


Travis Barnes and Billy Polson

Running a financially fit business requires a steady flow of new clients in your door. Learn to better define and attract your ideal client. Dive into your messaging on social media, websites and digital campaigns. Once you have them in the door, improve your club tours and conversations to close more clients. You want to impress your prospects so they, too, become raving fans for life.


RECRUIT World-Class Employees


Ashley Selman, MA, and Andrew Simpson

You have heard the saying, “Teamwork makes the dream work.” It all starts with attracting and hiring the right people. People who believe in your vision, are passionate about fitness, want to help others and become an integral part of a thriving team. This session will cover tips on recruitment, how to conduct better interviews, and creative ways to evaluate prospective employees and hire the best fit.

RETAIN New Clients Forever


Billy Polson and Mark Fisher

Do you wish your new members would fall in love with your brand and stay forever? Learn to be strategic about every step of a new client’s journey, from their orientation to goal setting, to integrating them into the culture of your facility. Don’t leave their success to chance. Implement a new-client system that leads to better results, and improve your communication with them inside and outside of the club. Successful new clients bring more people with them and become raving fans.

LUNCH SEMINAR Structuring Your Online Club Personal Training Business

11:45am – 1:00pm

Lewis Agnew and Phil Carr

Managing personal trainers across multiple locations can be challenging, especially if those trainers are split between employed and self-employed models. The aim of this lunchtime seminar is to help break down the key components needed to structure and scale your commercial personal training business.

BUILD a Rockstar Team From Day One

2:30 – 3:45pm

Chris Stevenson and Matt Wright, MS

You hired a new trainer, instructor or front desk employee. Now what? You have to invest in them as a person and as a teammate. They need structure, guidance and expectations delivered in a way that reduces overwhelm and increases satisfaction. Employee turnover causes headaches, costs money and can be draining. Tighten up your orientation and training system to create a rock star team for years to come.



Choose the breakout option that your business needs the most.

Get Social Savvy in 75 minutes

Nickie Carrigan and Sarah Morrison

Social media can be a great way to meet new clients, grow your brand, increase your business and help more people. Or social media can be a drain on your time. Learn to get savvy on Instagram, Instagram Stories and Facebook from two leading fitness professionals and club leaders. Gather tips and examples for your own personal brand and for your club or studio, and learn how to showcase your clients’ success to drive business and dollars.

Club & Studio Faculty Q&A, Sponsored by Scriptor Publishing Group

Travis Barnes and Matt Wright, MS; Moderated by Mark Fisher

Get your most pressing questions answered by our Club & Studio faculty. Hear business tips, strategies and advice from the best in the industry. Bring your questions to the session. The faculty panel is always a favorite of attendees. You’ll enjoy fast-paced, interactive and no-nonsense business coaching.


CREATE More Revenue With Raving Fans and Lifelong Clients


Trina Gray and Brian Nunez

Think of your favorite clients. Then imagine having dozens more just like them. Satisfied clients can become loud and proud fans when you continue to deliver results, provide stellar recognition, and offer unique extras such as nutrition help, online support, fitness buddies, reward systems and more. The workout alone is not enough, you must go the extra degree to know them, care for them and listen to their needs.



Choose the breakout option that your business needs the most.

Club & Studio Faculty Q&A, Sponsored by MINDBODY®

Ashley Selman, MA, and Andrew Simpson; Moderated by Todd Durkin, MA

Get your most pressing questions answered by our Club & Studio faculty. Hear business tips, strategies and advice from the best in the industry. Bring your questions to the session. The faculty panel is always a favorite of attendees. You’ll enjoy fast-paced, interactive and no-nonsense business coaching.

Leading Through Adversity and Dealing With Conflict

Erin Kelly and Chris Stevenson

Grow your business income and time freedom with a simple visual grid. Learn to identify exactly what holds you back the most, whether it’s scarcity of time or money or direction. See where you are stuck, stalled or spinning your wheels, and learn how to break through your business and personal plateaus.



Staci Alden, Ashley Selman, MA, and Andrew Simpson

The best leaders in the industry solve problems, grow revenues, mentor other leaders and create a winning culture. This session will give you the straight talk on how to become a servant leader, and show empathy and heart while being decisive. Learn how to make a simple plan for retaining a great team. Get tips on pay structure, bonus systems, continuing education opportunities, team-building activities, performance reviews, goal setting and more.

LUNCH SEMINAR: Is Your Client Lying to You? Genetics-Based Program Design in Personal Training and Nutrition Coaching

11:45am – 1:00pm

Erin A. Mahoney, MA

Humans only differ by 0.5% of their genes. But that difference decides whether you’re 6’6’’ or 5’6” or if you’ll be a sprinter or a marathoner. With this physical precursor, clients often blame genetics for their lack of progress. This unknown makes it difficult for trainers or nutritionists to know if it’s compliance or something deeper. Genetics testing in the fitness profession is the final piece of information needed to deliver programs so precise that failure isn’t an option.

TOP TRENDS in Fitness From the Experts (Panel)

2:30 – 3:30pm

Hosted by Trina Gray

Hear from leading experts in the industry about the tools and trends that are elevating fitness businesses worldwide. Discover the stories behind our top sponsors. Learn why they created their solutions and how they can improve your business and bottom line.


3:45 – 4:45pm

Travis Barnes and Nickie Carrigan

Strong businesses have strong partnerships in the community. You do not have to be everywhere in town, but you must be impactful in a few key places to have a steady stream of referrals, build a solid reputation and be known as a business that gives back. Learn to connect with connectors and strengthen your brand by getting out of your club and into the community.

EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP: From the Garage to the World Stage

5:00 – 6:00pm

Rick Stollmeyer

Rick Stollmeyer co-founded MINDBODY® in his garage in 2001, and today serves as the company’s CEO and chief visionary. Hear the ups and downs, stumbles and wins along the way. In this keynote address, Rick will share the strategies he’s learned to become an effective leader, including knowing yourself, getting out of your own way, and practicing the 5Cs: competence, character, compassion, being a catalyst and acting with courage.


How do I register?

Online: Visit this link to sign up today! By Phone: 800-999-4332, ext. 7; Outside the U.S. and Canada: 858-535-8979, ext. 7. Please have your credit card number and expiration date ready.

Where do I check in?

Check in for all events at the Anaheim Convention Center, Hall D.

Where does the IDEA World Club & Studio Summit take place?

All sessions for the IDEA World Club & Studio Summit will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center, located at 800 W Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92802. Please check in at Hall D.

How do I get a group discount on event registrations?

For a discount on group registrations please contact IDEA Inspired Service at (800) 999-4332 ext. 7 for assistance.

Do IDEA Business Members have an event discount?

IDEA Business Members receive the discounted member price on unlimited registrations for conference and preconference sessions. Please contact IDEA Inspired Service at (800) 999-4332 ext. 7 for assistance.

What are the Attendee Registration hours for questions/assistance?

Wednesday, July 8: 7:00am – 6:30pm
Thursday, July 9: 6:30am – 6:00pm
Friday, July 10: 6:30am – 7:00pm
Saturday, July 11: 6:30am – 7:00pm

Can people bring in their own equipment to use/demonstrate in sessions when working out?

No, because of safety concerns we cannot allow any type of equipment (wearable, portable) other than the equipment that IDEA has provided in the conference session(s).

How do I join the IDEA Events Support Squad?

When you apply to be a member of the Support Squad, you will be given a complimentary registration to the event in exchange for 10-14 hours of support during the event. Support Squad member could be asked to do a number of different tasks with schedules completely customizable to fit your schedule. While not supporting IDEA staff Support Squad members are free to attend educational sessions, are welcome to all functions, parties and seminars in addition to receiving a full compliment of CECs. www.ideafit.com/assistant.

What should I bring?

Once on-site, you will want to make sure you have your registration confirmation barcode that was e-mailed to you, picture ID, a printed copy of sessions, water (bring a bottle and refill it at the water stations), snacks, a sweatshirt (sometimes the rooms get a little cool, especially after some exercise), a yoga mat (for mind/body sessions), a notepad and a pen or pencil, business cards for networking, the conference brochure (if you want to change a session) and session handouts.

Are there places to change and/or shower between classes?

Unfortunately, other than your hotel room, there are no shower facilities available to attendees in the hotel. Restroom facilities throughout the venue can be used for changing clothes, if needed.

Will handouts be available for event sessions?

Session handouts will not be available at the event.Session handouts can be found here. Please print any handouts you need prior to the event and bring them with you. If you decided to change a session on-site, session handouts can be found in the event app.

How do I get CECs for the sessions I attend?

Your proof of attendance and CEC credits are on your CEC certificate, which you can access anytime after the conference at www.ideafit.com/myeducation. Workouts do not qualify for CECs. They are designed to be just that, a workout. No CEC-able education is associated with them.

Which certification agencies offer CECs for this event?

The credits you can earn at this event are recognized by the following agencies: ACE, ACSM, AFAA, BOC, NASM, NFPT, NSCA, W.I.T.S., Cooper Institute, NETA, NESTA, and NFPT. If your certification agency is not listed, simply check with the agency to see what credits it allows.

How many CECs can I earn at the event?

You can earn up to 24 CEC hours by attending the full event and even more if you attend the preconference sessions. That’s enough credits for your certification renewal! (Please check with your specific certification agency for their renewal criteria).

What do I do if zero credits are assigned to my scheduled session?

CECs are assigned by the certification agency, not IDEA. Certification agencies base credits on the education provided and presenter qualifications. If you would like to attend a different session that is offering CEC credit, simply make the change online to your schedule prior to attending the event, or to make changes to your schedule on-site, visit Attendee Registration.

How many CECs are offered for each session?

Generally, you’ll receive one CEC per contact hour for workshops and lectures. If you attend a 2-hour workshop, you’ll receive up to 2 credit hours. We are in the process of getting approvals from each of the agencies above and will post the credits in session selection as soon as they are available. That way you’ll know exactly how many credits the session you are interested in attending is approved for by your certification agency. Check out how many CECs were offered at last year’s event here

Do I get CECs for completing the preconference and postconference sessions?

Yes, at the end of the preconference or postconference session you’ll receive a Certificate of Completion that will include the number of CECs for attending. Make a copy for your records and send a copy to your certification agency.

What is the age you need to be in order to attend/register for the IDEA World Club & Studio Summit?

You need to be at least 18 years old in order to attend the IDEA World Club & Studio Summit. In response to attendee requests and to preserve the educational atmosphere of the convention, children under the age of 18 are not allowed in sessions, even to observe.

What is your policy on service animals?

If you require an Emotion Support Animal (ESA) please contact IDEA prior to arriving to the event. IDEA will require current documentation (not more than one year old) on letterhead from a licensed mental health professional stating (1) the attendee has a mental health-related disability listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM IV); (2) having the animal accompany the attendee is necessary to the attendee’s mental health or treatment; (3) the individual providing the assessment of the attendee is a licensed mental health professional and the attendee is under his/her professional care; and (4) the date and type of the mental health professional’s license and the state or other jurisdiction in which it was issued. This documentation may be required as a condition of permitting ESA’s to accompany attendees. Under the Americans With Disabilities Act, ESA’s are not given the same rights and exemptions as Service Animals and approval of ESA’s in public areas and businesses are at the discretion of those entities. If prior approval is not given by IDEA, attendees will be asked to remove the ESA from the event.

What is the event registration cancellation policy?

If we receive your cancellation notice 30 days prior to any vent, the administrative processing fee is $100. There will be no refunds allowed after that date or for no-shows. You can cancel anytime prior to the event and a credit will be issued that can be used toward a future IDEA event. Credits issued will expire on December 31 of the following calendar year. We've made it easier to switch names on registrations at no charge. If you can't make it, you may send a colleague in your place by contacting Inspired Service at least 7 days prior to the event (switches are subject to a fee increase based on membership status). Contact Inspired Service for further assistance at (800) 999-4332, x7, or email at [email protected].

What is the cancellation policy for the Anaheim Adventures?

You may cancel your Anaheim Adventures session with full refund up until June 8, 2020. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after this date. If you have any additional questions, you may contact Inspired Service at (800) 999-4332, x7, or email at [email protected].


Anaheim, CA
July 9-12, 2019


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