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Meet the presenters

Learn best practices straight from presenters who are running top-producing clubs and studios. They will share with you firsthand guidance on how to apply and implement what they’ve learned to your specific business. They’ll help you develop action plans and success strategies, and will answer the burning questions you have about how to get ahead.

Staci Alden

Group Fitness Director of PRO Club.

Staci Alden has been a dedicated group fitness director at PRO Club in Seattle since 2012. She oversees a team of over 115 private Pilates and group fitness instructors, and she believes that successful leaders understand their most important role is to promote, serve and support their team. Staci teaches and hires for all 55 formats provided at PRO Club and is a master Balanced Body® barre and MOTR® instructor. Her leadership has increased instructor retention, built successful new programs and continues to grow department revenue each year.

Travis Barnes

Owner of Journey Fitness

Travis Barnes is a certified personal trainer who grew his multimillion-dollar fitness company, Journey 333, to five locations in less than 4 years. He started at less than zero, building his future with an unemployment check while living in a FEMA trailer. Now, his company is known for its exemplary customer service and business systems, and he is franchising it across the globe. Travis is a co-author of two books, 52 Amazing Journeys and Journey Fitness.

Nickie Carrigan

Owner of The Warehouse.

Nickie Carrigan has over 15 years of experience in the fitness industry. In 2013, she opened a debt-free studio called the Warehouse, then over the next 7 years, assembled an incredible team and grew a solid clientele from 30 to 150. Nickie’s unwavering belief in community goes beyond the four walls of her studio. Through local outings, teaching fitness in schools, social media engagement, hosting for-a-cause events, sponsoring local athletic teams, and monthly TV appearances, the Warehouse has become a cornerstone for fitness in her community.

Todd Durkin, MA

Owner of Fitness Quest 10.

Todd Durkin, MA, is an internationally recognized trainer, coach, author, speaker and podcaster who works with some of the highest-level athletes in the NFL, MLB, MMA and Olympics. Todd owns Fitness Quest 10 in San Diego, leads a team of 42 employees and runs a Mastermind Group for passionate, purpose-driven fitness pros. He's a past IDEA Jack LaLanne Award recipient, and his Todd Durkin IMPACT Show podcast has had over 100,000 downloads in less than a year. Todd’s new book, Get Your Mind Right, will be published in 2020.

Mark Fisher

Co-owner of Mark Fisher Fitness

Mark Fisher is an in-demand international speaker, consultant and entrepreneur. He is the co-owner of Mark Fisher Fitness, one of Men's Health Magazine’s Top 20 Gyms in America. MFF has two locations in Manhattan and was ranked #312 on the 2015 Inc. 500. In addition to MFF, Mark co-founded Business for Unicorns in 2016. BFU has worked with clients like Sony Music, Sylvan Learning and the ACLU, as well as many of the leading fitness studios across the U.S. and UK.

Trina Gray

Owner of Bay Athletic Club

Trina Gray is recognized worldwide as a passionate leader in the fitness industry. She is a successful health club owner, business mentor and IDEA presenter. Trina has owned Bay Athletic Club, a medical-based health club, and Bay Urban Fitness, a large group training studio, for more than a decade. She also founded Team Rockstar Fit, an online coaching team of thousands of fitness professionals who partner with Beachbody®. She is the recipient of the first-ever IDEA Fitness Leader of the Year award, the Top 10 Small Business of the Year award in Michigan, the CEO Award from Beachbody and the Outstanding Community Service Award from IHRSA. She is a savvy entrepreneur who loves sharing business and life lessons with fitness professionals.

Erin Kelly

Chief Strategy Officer for Brick Bodies.

Erin Kelly is the chief strategy officer for Brick Bodies, a chain of health clubs in the Baltimore area. In this multifaceted role, she is responsible for leading innovation in fitness programming, managing the club’s go-to-market strategy and design, and driving employee satisfaction and retention. Erin previously spent 12 years with exercise programming leader Les Mills, first as a national distributor and ultimately as the executive vice president for B2B national key account management and client acquisition. Erin has more than 30 years in the fitness industry and enjoys speaking at industry conferences, consulting with fitness startups, traveling to new places, and on occasion, flexing her residential real estate license because, in her own words, she loves making deals.

Sarah Morrison

Communications Director of Bay Athletic Club.

Sarah Morrison is a personal trainer, group fitness instructor and 2x elite Beachbody® coach. She began her career as a broadcast journalist with a passion for fitness; however, she soon transitioned to a fitness professional with a niche for marketing. She is currently the communications director of Bay Athletic Club where she oversees the social media, website and newsletter, and helps strategize new programs and offerings. In her Beachbody business, she leads a team of more than 500 coaches and has built her own brand for women who value their health and crave positivity.

Brian Nunez

Owner of FNS Training Center

Brian Nunez is an internationally recognized industry leader and award-winning presenter, inspiring coaches, companies and clients all over the world to live a focused, fit and free lifestyle. He is a best-selling author, Nike master trainer and successful entrepreneur, as well as one of the most sought after coaches in the world specializing in athletic performance, mental conditioning and business leadership. He is the founder of FNS Training Center, voted Silicon Valley’s top training facility in 2016–2018, providing a one-of-a-kind team-training experience, along with personal training, nutrition coaching and mental conditioning.

Billy Polson

Owner of DIAKADI Fitness

Billy Polson is a three-time fitness entrepreneur, an international presenter, and a business consultant for pioneering trainers and gym owners worldwide. In 2004, looking to build an unparalleled training facility and a community of San Francisco’s leading fitness specialists, Billy founded DIAKADI Fitness, awarded the Bay Area’s Top Trainers/Gym for 14 years. The Business Movement, which includes Billy’s fitness entrepreneur consulting and coursework, has assisted thousands of business owners to develop the grit, confidence and action plans necessary for building powerful brands and achieving their ultimate lives.

Chuck Runyon

Anytime Fitness Co-Founder

As the CEO and Co-founder of Self Esteem Brands, Chuck Runyon leads a global collection of franchises intent upon improving the health and wellness of millions of people worldwide. A leading authority in the field of fitness, Runyon revolutionized the industry when he and Dave Mortensen co-founded Anytime Fitness in 2002. The world’s largest and fastest-growing fitness club serves 4,000,000 members in nearly 40 countries and it is the first franchise in history with locations on all seven continents. Central to Chuck’s leadership philosophy is the concept of “ROEI”—the return on emotional investment. In fact, Chuck recently co-authored a book called Love Work: Inspire a High-Performing Work Culture at the Center of People, Purpose, Profits and Play®. Under Runyon’s leadership, Anytime Fitness has earned numerous industry accolades, including “One of America’s Most Promising Companies” and the world’s #1 franchise. Additionally, Anytime Fitness has been honored as a “Top Franchise for Minorities” and “The Best Place to Work in Minnesota” four years in a row.

Ashley Selman, MA

Owner of Evolution Fitness

Ashley Selman, MA, CSCS, is the founder of Evolution Trainers, a seven-figure personal training and wellness studio that operates seamlessly with a world-class team of more than 40 leading health and fitness professionals. Ashley is known for her commitment to living a "balanced" entrepreneurial life and coaches others to achieve this through leveraging their strengths, mastering their schedules and building strong teams. Ashley’s passion is to help studio owners around the country build successful and thriving businesses through her Studio Owner Mastermind group and her coaching programs. She is an educational consultant for IDEA, is on the IDEA Club and Studio advisory committee, and speaks around the country at many of the industry's leading events.

Andrew Simpson

Founder of Player’s Fitness & Performance.

Andrew Simpson is on a mission to help leaders in and out of the fitness industry to exponentially increase their influence and impact. He believes that when the leader gets better, everyone and everything in your business and life gets better. If you want to scale your organization and create the change in the world that you were created to make, it begins with leveling up your capacity to lead. Andrew is an author, speaker and the founder of Player's Fitness & Performance as well as the Winning Athlete Formula.

Chris Stevenson

Owner of Stevenson Fitness

Chris Stevenson is the founder of Stevenson Consulting, a full-service consulting firm in Westlake Village, California. His expertise stems from his past hands-on experience in all aspects of the health club industry. Chris specializes in member experience, team building, employee engagement and leadership. His success is reflected in his club’s Net Promoter Score, which is consistently in the 80s (industry average is in the 40s). Chris is an international speaker who regularly presents at IDEA World, IHRSA, Club Industry, and many other fitness and business events.

Rick Stollmeyer

Co-Founder of MINDBODY®.

Rick Stollmeyer co-founded MINDBODY® in his garage in 2001, and today serves as the company’s CEO and principle visionary, ensuring that everything the company embraces—from product line to business development to team member enrichment—serves the company’s purpose: help people lead healthier, happier lives by connecting the world to wellness. In 2005, Rick led the industry when he took MINDBODY’s business management solution fully to the cloud. Today, the company remains the leading SaaS platform for the fitness, beauty and wellness industries, streamlining business management for wellness practitioners and making it easier for them to improve the lives of their customers.

Matt Wright, MS

VP of Personal Training & Programming at City Fitness

Matt Wright, MS, is the VP of personal training and programming at City Fitness in Philadelphia, and has 10+ years of experience in fitness leadership with an emphasis on member engagement, programmatic solutions for personal/group training, staff education/retention and team culture. He is an international presenter and educator, a member of the IDEA World Personal Trainer Committee and a former president of NEHRSA. As an adjunct professor, Matt has taught kinesiology, anatomy and physiology, and exercise technique and prescription. He holds a master’s degree in sport and exercise psychology and is a certified exercise physiologist.


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].


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July 9-12, 2019


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