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Online Business Academy

LEARN TO BREAK INTO THE ONLINE FITNESS MARKET

Find your big message, package your content into valuable offers, and share it with the world. You’ll discover proven ways to grow a loyal audience, monetize your expertise, and build a stable online and influencer business that generates the revenue that allows you to live the lifestyle you desire.

FEATURED PRESENTERS

  • Sadie Nardini

    Top Online Course Creator and Founder of Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga® and The Yoga Shred®

  • Shannon Fable

    Fitness Consultant, Educator, Writer and Instructor

  • Vito La Fata

    Founder of Fitness Profit Systems and a Co-founder of The Visionary Planner

  • Katrina Pilkington

    NASM Personal Trainer, Nutrition Coach, AFAA Fitness Instructor and Presenter

  • Anna Renderer La Fata, MS

    Entrepreneur, Business Coach and Host of POPSUGAR Fitness

  • Phil Carr

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 21

08/21/2020 8:00am • Session 114 • Workshop

The Innovative Fitness Pro: Top Tech Strategies for Business Success

This session has been approved by the following agencies:

aasfp 0.10 ace 0.15 acsm 1.50 action 0.15 afaa 1.00 afpa 1.50 bcrpa 1.50 chek 1.50 fai 1.50 ifpa 1.50 issa 1.50 nafc 0.15 nafta 0.80 nasm 0.10 nbhwc 1.50 ncep 1.50 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.15 neta 1.50 nfpt 0.25 niew 0.15 nsca 0.15 nspa 1.50 ptag 1.50

Long before the COVID craziness, technology’s impact on the fitness profession was a spirited discussion. Now, we’ve been asked to fast-forward our understanding and embrace that, in the “”new world,”” having some type of digital presence is part of the survival toolkit. In this hands-on session we will bypass the usual suspects such as wearables and tracking devices and instead focus on options that exist for stacking technology to capitalize on a world that’s gone digital. We’ll evaluate the tools and resources that are available, whether you want to provide your services on demand, streaming live, face-to-face or something in between, and how to choose which are right for your business.

08/21/2020 9:30am • Session 124 • Lecture

Free and Low-Budget Marketing Strategies to Attract Prospects, Close Clients and Build Influence Using Social Media

This session has been approved by the following agencies:

ace 0.15 acsm 1.50 action 0.15 afaa 1.00 afpa 1.50 bcrpa 1.50 chek 1.50 fai 1.50 ifpa 1.50 issa 1.50 nafc 0.15 nafta 1.50 nasm 0.10 nbhwc 1.50 ncep 1.50 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.15 neta 1.50 nfpt 0.25 niew 0.15 nsca 0.15 nspa 1.50 ptag 1.50

There is a perfect storm of opportunity on social media right now: a larger audience that is excited to buy and consume online; the platforms are easier than ever and we now have a society that accepts virtual training as the new norm. Being able to intentionally, strategically and purposefully utilize social media to build an audience of ideal prospects, land the perfect buyers, and craft a stronger influence is a skill you must own to compete in the new social retail economy. In this session, Vito and Anna La Fata, co-creator of The Visionary Planner and Host of PopSugar Fitness will share three highly converting low-cost or free social media strategies to capitalize on growing your brand.

08/21/2020 1:00pm • Session 154 • Lecture

The Online Business Roadmap: How to Build a Million-Dollar Online Business

This session has been approved by the following agencies:

ace 0.15 acsm 1.50 action 0.15 afaa 1.00 afpa 1.50 bcrpa 1.50 chek 1.50 fai 1.50 ifpa 1.50 issa 1.50 nafc 0.15 nafta 1.50 nasm 0.10 nbhwc 1.50 ncep 1.50 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.15 neta 1.50 nfpt 0.25 niew 0.15 nspa 1.50 ptag 1.50

Are you ready to start your online and influencer business, but aren’t quite sure how to get started? Join Vito La Fata, a seven-figure online business owner and coach to get the clarity and action steps to start, launch and scale an online business so you can finally get the income, impact and freedom you desire!

SATURDAY, AUGUST 22

08/22/2020 8:00am • Session 224 • Workshop

Grow Your Business With Authentic Inclusive Marketing and Messaging Strategies

This session has been approved by the following agencies:

aasfp 0.10 ace 0.15 acsm 1.50 action 0.15 afaa 1.00 afpa 1.50 bcrpa 1.50 chek 1.50 fai 1.50 ifpa 1.50 issa 1.50 nafc 0.15 nafta 0.80 nasm 0.10 nbhwc 1.50 ncep 1.50 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.15 neta 1.50 nfpt 0.25 niew 0.15 nsca 0.15 nspa 1.50 ptag 1.50

As fitness professionals, we hold a huge responsibility to foster an environment of inclusion amongst our students and clients. Join this session to learn ways to become more authentically inclusive with marketing and messaging by embracing what makes us all different. You’ll also get a better understanding of bias and how to work through it so you can expand your community—and your business. Change on the outside only happens with change on the inside; and you can be that change!

08/22/2020 9:30am • Session 234 • Lecture

How to Expand and Grow Your Personal Training Client Base

This session has been approved by the following agencies:

aasfp 0.10 ace 0.15 acsm 1.50 action 0.15 afaa 1.00 afpa 1.50 bcrpa 1.50 chek 1.50 fai 1.50 ifpa 1.50 issa 1.50 nafc 0.15 nafta 1.50 nasm 0.10 nbhwc 1.50 ncep 1.50 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.15 neta 1.50 nfpt 0.25 niew 0.15 nsca 0.15 nspa 1.50 ptag 1.50

As the world continues to embrace virtual training, it’s important to understand the new rules of client acquisition and retention. Phil Carr, CEO of My PT Hub, will unveil industry secrets that will help expand your customer reach, enhance your customer retention rates and ultimately, grow your business online. He’ll not only show you how to deliver successful marketing strategies—proven to engage new customers—but will also provide best practices to help you upsell to your existing customers through a range of digital offerings.

08/22/2020 1:00pm • Session 264 • Workshop

Rock Your Online Courses and Classes

This session has been approved by the following agencies:

ace 0.15 acsm 1.50 action 0.15 afaa 1.00 afpa 1.50 bcrpa 1.50 chek 1.50 fai 1.50 ifpa 1.50 issa 1.50 nafc 0.15 nafta 0.80 nasm 0.10 nbhwc 1.50 ncep 1.50 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.15 neta 1.50 nfpt 0.25 niew 0.15 nsca 0.15 nspa 1.50 ptag 1.50

As the world shifts, wellness and fitness pros of all kinds are called to move their presence online, yet very few people are doing it as professionally or powerfully as they could. Rise above the rest with Sadie’s immediately useful DIY tips for navigating the online world, creating your best courses and/or classes, and using the Internet to spotlight your purpose, connect with the right community, and gain incredible financial success for your unique offerings. You’ll even get free forever access to her fully-guided course, “Rock Your Online Courses & Classes: Make 6 Figures While You Sleep!”

Q: What is a virtual event?

A virtual event is hosted entirely online. Attendees participate through a conference website designed specifically for IDEA World Virtual.  It will allow attendees to watch and participate in sessions and presentations live from their computers. There will also be a virtual expo hall and virtual swag bag where you can connect with brands about their products and services, plus receive exclusive discounts and free swag from the event sponsors.

Q: What technology is required to attendee IDEA World Virtual?

A desktop computer, laptop, tablet, phone or similar device with internet connectivity is all that is required. 

Q: What happens if you have technical issues during IDEA World Virtual?

There will be a virtual “help desk” available at all times during the event. If you are experiencing any technical difficulty, there will be live staff ready to help you troubleshoot issues.

Q: How do I register?

1. Online: Visit this link to sign up today!

https://www.ideafit.com/fitness-conferences/world-virtual/

2. By Phone: Call our Inspired Service Team toll-free at (800) 999-4332, ext. 7. Outside the U.S. and Canada: dial (858) 535-8979, ext. 7. (7:00am-5:00pm Pacific Time, Monday-Friday) Please have your credit card number and expiration date ready.

Please check back soon for an update on 2021 IDEA World

Q: Are payment plans available?

Yes, you can pay as little as 33% of the total registration cost to secure your registration and pay the balance at a later date.  Just ensure your total is paid in full prior to the event start date. You can make additional payments using the link and confirmation code received in your registration email.

Q: I was registered for the In-Person event in Anaheim. Can my open credit be used for a registration at IDEA World Virtual?

Yes! We would love to have you join us at the virtual event. If you have an open credit you would like to use please call our Inspired Service Team toll-free at (800) 999-4332, ext. 7. Outside the U.S. and Canada: dial (858) 535-8979, ext. 7. (7:00am-5:00pm Pacific Time, Monday-Friday). Please have your credit card number and expiration date ready.

Q: What is the event registration cancellation policy?

If we receive your cancellation notice 30 days prior to IDEA World Virtual, the administrative processing fee is $100. There will be no refunds allowed after that date or for no-shows. You can cancel any time prior to the event 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].

Q: 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.

Q: Do IDEA Business Members have an event discount?

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

Q: What are the dates and hours of the virtual event?

All times listed will be Pacific Standard Time.  This is a live event.  The time in your location could differ from the listed times so please update your calendar accordingly.

Friday August 21: 7:15am-5:30pm (PST)

Saturday August 22: 7:15am-5:00pm (PST)

You may purchase 12-month on-demand access to all sessions at IDEA World Virtual. You can come back any time over the 12 months following the event and watch sessions you weren’t able to attend live. This is also a great option for international attendees who are experiencing significant time differences.

Q: How do I enter the IDEA World Virtual event platform?

You will receive a reminder email with instructions prior to the event. Your email address and confirmation number will be your access into the virtual event space.  The virtual event space will be open at 6:45am PST (30 minutes prior to the start of sessions) each day.  We recommend you use this time to navigate the space, test your internet connection and familiarize yourself with the functionality.

Q: Do I need to select sessions prior to the event?

No, you do not need to pre-select sessions.  Once the virtual event goes live you are free to access any session you prefer. 

Q: Are there pre-conference certification sessions?

No, there will not be additional certification or additional CEC options available at IDEA World Virtual.

Q: Will sessions be recorded and available after the Convention?

Yes, you may purchase 12-month on-demand access to all sessions at IDEA World Virtual for an additional $49.  You can come back any time over the 12 months following the event and watch sessions you weren’t able to attend live.  This is a great option for international attendees who are experiencing significant time differences.

Q: Will I be able to see the presenters during sessions?

Yes, you will be able to watch video of each presenter, side by side with their presentation.

Q: Can I ask questions during the educational sessions?

Yes, there will be a chat box available in each session and we encourage you to ask questions and  interact with presenters.

Q: Will I need fitness equipment to attend IDEA World Virtual?

The equipment needed will be minimal and alterations will be offered for those without home equipment.  You will receive e-mail communication listing recommended equipment (if any) for workouts prior to the event.

Q: Will handouts be available for event sessions?

Session Handouts will be available for print or download directly from the Event Platform. 

Q: How many CEC’s can I earn for attending IDEA World Virtual

There will be a total of 13 CEC credits available if you attend a session in each time block.

Q: How do I get CECs for the sessions I attend?

After the event ends you will be able to select the sessions you attended and have them placed in your “My Education” page. 

Your proof of attendance and CEC credits are on your CEC certificate, which you can access any time 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.

Q: 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.

Q: 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. Make sure the sessions you attend have CEC verification prior to attending.

Q: 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 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

Q: How do I join the IDEA Events Support Squad?

There will not be a Support Squad for IDEA World Virtual, but we would love your help for a future event.  If you are interested in joining the Support Squad for a future event please contact Steffi Habermann at [email protected]

Q: What is the Virtual Expo Hall?

A virtual expo hall offers the valuable education, networking and brand exploration of a physical event, but in the comfort of your home or anywhere you have an internet connection. Through an easy to navigate virtual event platform, attendees are able to move freely through virtual lobbies, auditoriums and expo halls. Featuring chats with Q&A capabilities, excitement filled special events and activities like trivia games, polling and challenges, virtual expo halls create a familiar interactive experience through a 3D virtual event platform. The IDEA World Fitness & Nutrition Expo offers the benefits of the latest technology to connect with even more industry leaders and brands from all over the world through a high quality virtual event experience.

Q: Will my personal information be shared?

Your contact information can be set to private during the registration process but by doing so you will be forfeiting the ability to be contacted by presenters and sponsors and may miss out on giveaways, discounts and free promotions.

Q: Can I share my virtual conference login information with other members of my team?

For every registration, only one device (computer, laptop, tablet, phone) will be allowed to enter the virtual platform. The credits earned are tied to the account of the individual that purchased the virtual event.