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THANK YOU for attending

IDEA Personal Trainer Institute returns live to Alexandria, VA, on
February 25–27, 2022

Become the Change You Seek to Inspire In Others

Innovation is the key to success in an ever evolving and uncertain world, and at no point in recent history has possessing this ability been more necessary than now. IDEA Personal Trainer Institute Virtual provides the skills and best practices for PERSONAL TRAINERS, FITNESS MANAGERS AND FACILITY OWNERS to efficiently grow a lucrative career no matter the roadblocks you face. Connect with industry leaders who will share top strategies to attract the loyal clients you deserve, deliver to them the high-level outcomes they deserve and safeguard your business against challenges large and small.

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Why Attend?

Grow your knowledge

Grow Your Knowledge

Choose from more than 20 in-depth and extended-length sessions.

Learn From the Best

Learn From the Best

Top personal trainers, managers and business owners share success plans for all goals.

Earn Up to 13 CECs

Earn Up to 13 CECs

Take a chunk out of your CEC renewal requirements in one weekend.

Unique Networking Opportunities

Unique Networking Opportunities

Connect and engage with peers from all corners of the industry—and the world.

The Virtual Advantage

Learn from anywhere

Learn from anywhere

Skip the travel costs

Skip the travel costs

Engage with peers from all over

Engage with peers from all over

Maintain your comfort and wellbeing

Maintain your comfort and wellbeing

Reduce personal and professional disruptions

Reduce personal and professional disruptions

Minimize your carbon footprint

Minimize your carbon footprint


Here are some of the top experts you will meet at this event.

Leslee Bender

2020 IDEA Personal Trainer Of The Year Creator of Bender Ball Method, Director of I am Ageless Now, Co-creator of Barre Above

Ryan Glatt, MS

Personal Trainer and Brain Health Coach

Pete Holman, MSPT

Physical Therapist, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Jessica Maurer

Personal Trainer and Senior Director of Instructor Development at Fit4Mom

Sheldon McBee, MS

Personal Training Director of Universal Athletic Club

Sadie Nardini

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

Tony Nuñez, PhD

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Personal Trainer, Exercise Science Professor

Michael Piercy, MS

Owner-Founder of the LAB and 2017 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year

Katrina Pilkington

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

Schedule at a Glance

All times are Pacific Time

Saturday, March 6

6:15–7:00AM Workout
7:15–8:15AM Opening Ceremonies & Spotlight Session
8:20–9:50AM Breakout Sessions

Choose from 3 education tracks

10:00–11:30AM Breakout Sessions

Choose from 3 education tracks

11:30AM–12:30PM Lunch Break/MEGA Circuit
12:40–2:10PM Breakout Sessions

Choose from 3 education tracks

2:15–3:15PM Afternoon Energizer or Seminar
3:20–4:20PM Spotlight Session
4:30–5:30PM  Networking Happy Hour

Sunday, March 7

6:15–7:00AM Workout
7:15–8:45AM Breakout Sessions

Choose from 3 education tracks

8:50–10:20AM Breakout Sessions

Choose from 3 education tracks

10:30–11:30AM  Spotlight Session
11:30AM–12:30PM Lunch Break/Hot Topic Huddle
12:40–2:10PM Breakout Sessions

Choose from 3 education tracks

2:20–3:20PM Afternoon Energizer or Seminar
3:30–5:00PM Spotlight Session & Closing Ceremonies

What past attendees are saying about IDEA's Virtual Education Events

“This virtual event was incredible. It totally exceeded my expectations. Beautifully organized and great presenters as always.”
— Martina Schad

“Thank you IDEA. I really enjoyed the event. I gained a lot of knowledge and was truly inspired!”
— Jane Freeman

“Great work! I would not have been able to attend in person, so this virtual education event opened up a whole new possibility.”
— Meleah Nelson

2021 IDEA Personal Trainer Institute

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