A World of Possibilities

2016 Programming Highlights

IDEA World truly is a one-stop shop for the tools and education you need to become an even more effective and accomplished fitness professional. Here is a small sampling of what you can learn at this year’s event:

Succeed With Small-Group Training

Small-group training is here to stay. Learn how to build, lead and grow a safe, successful and lucrative program.

  • How to Maximize Revenue From Small-Group Training
  • Cuing, Coaching and Communicating With Small Groups
  • Ramp Up Your Group Training Business With the Functional Movement Screen (FMS)
  • GAME-ification of Small-Group Training Programs

Target New Markets

There is no one-size-fits-all client. These sessions will give you a broader foundation of expertise that will help you serve more people.

  • Functional Power Training for Older Clients
  • 10 Simple Youth Fitness Assessment Solutions
  • Solutions for Training Postpregnancy Clients
  • Help Your Overweight Clients—Be a Part of the Solution!

Grow Your Exercise Science Toolbox

Explore emerging research so you can provide your clients with top-of-the-line training to help them move and feel better.

  • Assessment and Corrective Exercise Strategies for Improved Shoulder Function
  • Mindset, Motivation and Changing Habits
  • Functional Flexibility and Fascia Fitness
  • Metabolic Conditioning: Myths, Mysteries and Monster Workouts

Enhance Success With Nutrition Education

Acquaint yourself with new science and methods for integrating nutrition education into your training sessions and classes.

  • Get the Most Out of Your 60 Minutes—Nutrition Strategies for Before, During and After Exercise
  • Toward Progressive Client Care—Where Fitness, Nutrition and Medicine Intersect
  • Protein Overload: Are You Eating More Than You Need?
  • The Art of Nutrition and Health Coaching: How to Change Lives and Your Business
  • The Diet Fix: Why Diets Fail

Maximize Revenue and Profits

Learn how to employ attention-getting marketing strategies, perform online training, implement new programs to drive membership and build community, and much more.

  • Build a Stronger Business and Life in 12 Months— Work Smarter, Not Harder!
  • Package and Sell Your Fitness Expertise Online
  • Strategize Your Social Media With Six Steps to Success
  • Your Guide to Opening a Profitable Facility
  • Fit Biz 101: Flex Your Marketing Muscle to Grow, Retain and Succeed

Grow Your Group Fitness Career and Skill Set

Investigate some of the most popular group exercise offerings that will help you fill your classes and maximize member results every time you teach.

  • Successful Cuing for the Barre Instructor
  • Asymmetrical Dance—Tips and Tools to Create Balanced Choreography
  • Zumba® Mash-up: Turn It Up and Turn It On!
  • Kettlebells for Group Ex: First Steps
  • Creative Conditioning Combos for Trainers

Upgrade Yoga, Pilates and Mind-Body Offerings

Help people counteract the stresses of daily life with programs that provide greater mental, emotional and physical balance.

  • Functional Healing
  • Heavily Meditated and Highly Motivated—Meditation for the Fitness Mind
  • Fast Track Feldenkrais® for the Fitness Professional
  • Groundplay: Explore Traditional Pilates Techniques

Develop Smart Training Programs and Classes

Our high-level experts will show you how to design intelligent client sessions and classes that lay the foundation for long-term improvement.

  • Core Connections: Progression Strategies to Enhance Core Function
  • Get Ripped and Don’t Die Trying—Strength Training Versus HIIT
  • Coaching Versus Training—Get Clients to Take Charge of Their Lives
  • Sports Conditioning Programs for the Nonathlete

Club Spotlight

Be the first to find out what’s trending in top fitness clubs around the world. Featured this year:

THE CUT, by Equinox®

Christa DiPaolo and Team Equinox

Holiday Sports Club Presents J-POP

Shigeru Kusano, Takako Niimi, Jin Suzuki and Shun Yoshinaga

Showdown, Presented by Lifetime Fitness

Rob Glick and Kimberly Spreen-Glick

The Flow Ninja Games With Team24 and Jamie Wheal

Jamie Wheal and Team24


July 14, 2015 from 7:00 - 7:45am.

With Presenters Shannon Fable and Brett Klika
If this is your first time at an IDEA event, join us at this session for a special IDEA welcome. Connect with other fitness professionals through interactive games, drills and exercises.