ACE Mover Academy

The ACE Mover Academy will feature dynamic, thought-provoking sessions delivered by leading health and fitness industry experts to help you ignite positive change and create more active communities worldwide.

The sessions will:

  • Equip you with actionable skills you can use immediately with your clients to coach them toward lasting success
  • Introduce new research and techniques delivered by ACE-trusted partners in education
  • Spark your why with featured ACE Mission Moments that will get you fired up and inspired to carry out our shared mission to Get People Moving

ACE Mover Academy Sessions

207 Kettlebell Kombine

Alex Isaly

Kettlebell Kombine is the blend of kettlebell strength training through primal (functional) movement patterns and high-energy sports conditioning drills as seen in combine training. This unique combination and sequence of exercises captures the true power of kettlebell training, creating a fully integrated functional fitness regime designed to improve performance, increase strength and create an overall body transformation. Whether you are new to kettlebell training, or a seasoned athlete, this program is designed for you.

221 Cognified Fitness for Optimal Aging

Dan Ritchie, PhD

You’re helping your clients slow physical decline, but are you stimulating their brain and increasing their cognitive reserve at the same time? “Brain training” and cognitive stimulation are becoming mainstream, bringing with it ripe opportunities for slowing cognitive decline, but also breeding snake-oil solutions. Luckily, emerging evidence is showing promise for cognitively enhanced physical activity over cognitive stimulation using computerized brain games. Come learn the latest science on how you can “cognify” your exercise movements and programming while practicing fun and innovative strategies to stimulate the brain while you train the body.

261 The Female Training Advantages 2019

Len Kravitz, PhD

This state-of-the-art lecture summarizes recently published research and science on the physiological effects of exercise in females. A comprehensive review of fat metabolism, hormones, caloric expenditure, and health and physiology related to exercise will be discussed. Additionally, several new and highly effective resistance training and endurance workouts from studies will be presented. This is a must-attend session for personal trainers seeking to maximize workouts for female clients.

291 Credibility Builders in the Fitness Industry

Shannon Fable

As a serious-minded fitness professional, are you doing all you can to enhance your credibility in the marketplace? What aspects of your training and education do you find most valuable and why? In this session, we will explore the top three qualifiers (certification, formal education and continuing education), and ask some tough questions about their significance and value in our industry. In addition, we will discuss NCCA accreditation advocacy work and potential licensure, and what it means to us. Lastly, see how your email address, social media profile and website can impact how you are perceived. Get ready for a spirited discussion about the industry and your place in it!

404 Practical Applications of Health Coaching (Panel)

Moderator: Lauren Shroyer, MS, ATC; Panelists: Greg Degnan, Lee Jordan, and Dennis Sanchez

As healthcare costs increase with preventable chronic diseases, individuals skilled at helping people make sustainable lifestyle behavior changes are in high demand. Join Lauren Shroyer and a panel of industry experts to learn about the impact of health coaching, the practical application and integration of health coaching in the healthcare, health club and entrepreneurship space, and how to work collaboratively as a health coach with healthcare professionals.

434 Exercise Programming for Breast Cancer Survivors

Andrea Leonard

Working with breast cancer patients and survivors requires empathy, compassion and comprehensive knowledge of the subject matter. This session will give you insight into the practical, hands-on skills needed to guide patients through treatment and into recovery and long-term survivorship. No two cancer patients are the same, which is why it’s critical to completely individualize programming.

473 The Hip Bone Is Connected to the First Metatarsal: Corrective Exercise for the Kinetic Chain

Lauren Shroyer, MS, ATC

What percentage of your clients have aches, pains or diagnosed injuries? Effective communication with health professionals is imperative for personal trainers, as is understanding how to properly progress a client who has moved on from physical therapy to full activity. This session will dig into the anatomy and biomechanics of the kinetic chain and offer insight as to how to apply and progress lower-extremity corrective exercise to more effectively meet your client’s needs and goals.

506 Loaded Mobility Training

Michol Dalcourt

Joint mobility is the hallmark of proficient movement and long-term joint health. Without adequate mobility, we cannot achieve long-term sustained health and performance. Using ViPR PRO®, you will learn neural and mechanical loaded mobility protocols to foster joint range of motion, while stabilizing and strengthening the joint. This union between mobility, stability and joint strength is one major unpinning of biology. For those interested in taking a look at a unique form of preparation, this session should not be missed.

606 Functional Anatomy: The Secret to Efficient Movement

Lauren Shroyer, MS, ATC

Movement in life is multidimensional and fluid. This session will explore anatomy in the real-world environment, and provide progressive exercise techniques to impact movement and enhance function for clients of all fitness levels, from beginners to athletes. Anatomy and biomechanics have never been more exciting!

631A The Neuroscience of Behavior Change: How to Train the Brain to Create Healthier Habits

Julia DiGangi, PhD

It’s become clear that the string holding together the pearls of a holistic wellness program—nutrition, exercise, stress reduction and recovery—is sustainable behavior change. With neuroscience advancing at a breathtaking rate, brain health is the new frontier of health and wellness. Dr. DiGangi, a neuropsychologist who has devoted her career to the connection between our brain and our behavior, will address evidence-based strategies to guide clients toward behavior modification that sticks. Learn brain-based behavioral strategies to help your clients develop healthy habits, confidence, high performance, stress management and more.

631B Bridging the Gap Between Good Intentions and Meaningful Nutrition Change

Monica Reinagel, MS, LDN, CNS

Most people authentically want to improve their health and many even take positive steps to make it happen. But something happens repeatedly on the journey between good intentions and change that holds them back. Join Monica Reinagel, the “Nutrition Diva,” as she distinguishes between cognitive commitment and tactical empowerment; identifies common sensory, cultural and logistical impediments to greater compliance; and provides practical tools and strategies that result in positive and sustainable changes to eating habits.

675 Fascial Line Mobility

Helen Vanderburg

Take fascial line science to practical experience in this full-body mobility session that will take you through static, active and dynamic mobility sequences that target the fascial lines of the body. Gain understanding and practice fascial line movement patterns to enhance performance, decrease tension and increase flexibility. This session is suited for group fitness and personal training.

703 Progressing Clients From Function to Performance

Anthony Wall, MS

A 30-year-old mother struggling to lose the last of her baby weight has a far different fitness goal than an endurance athlete working to shave minutes off his half marathon time. So why would the two follow the same exercise program? The ACE Integrated Fitness Training® (ACE IFT®) Model is a blueprint for personal trainers to deliver custom, individualized exercise programs built on a foundation of meaningful rapport and strong personal connection. Join us to learn how to improve everything from balance and core function and cardiorespiratory fitness, to muscular endurance and strength for a variety of clients.

800 Coaching Your Clients Through Lifestyle Medicine

Anthony Wall, MS

As healthcare and exercise professionals look for more opportunities to work more collaboratively, patients are beginning to seek expertise in exercise, nutrition, sleep and stress reduction. Fortunately, health coach professionals have this expertise and are able to effectively facilitate lifestyle changes. Join this session to learn practical health coaching strategies that will revolutionize your client discussions and position you to better meet your community’s demands for lifestyle and holistic medicine.

820 Understanding and Alleviating Back Pain

Justin Price, MA

This fully interactive hands-on workshop teaches you how faulty movement patterns and musculoskeletal imbalances can lead to back pain. You will learn how to assess imbalances of the hips, pelvis and lower back, and have the opportunity to practice these procedures so that you can integrate these strategies into your programs immediately. You will also learn an array of corrective exercises, as well as create your own, to help alleviate your client’s back pain and improve their function.

How do I register?
Online: Visit this link to sign up today! 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.

Where does the IDEA World Convention take place?
All sessions, events and the expo will be held at: the Anaheim Convention Center, located at 800 W Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92802.

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.

Where does the IDEA World Nutrition & Behavior Change Summit take place?
All sessions for the IDEA World Nutrition & Behavior Change Summit will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center, located at 800 W Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92802. Please check in at Hall D.

Where does the IDEA World Fitness & Nutrition Expo take place?
The IDEA World Fitness & Nutrition Expo will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center, located at 800 W Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92802.

What are the Attendee Registration hours for questions/assistance?
Tuesday, July 7: 3:00pm - 6:00pm
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
Sunday, July 12: 7:00am – 11:30am

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.

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)..

I'm interested in the IDEA Support Squad? How do I join?
Being a Support Squad member is a fantastic opportunity to be involved behind the scenes, make life-long friends and Inspire the World to Fitness! If you’re reading this you must already know the reputation IDEA has for hosting the most energetic, thought-provoking and cutting-edge events in the industry. Space is limited for this exclusive group; don’t miss your chance and get your application in today!

To learn more about the benefits of joining this program and to apply, please visit this link:

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 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 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 21 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.

Do I get CECs for completing the preconference sessions?
Yes, at the end of the preconference 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 Convention?
You need to be at least 18 years old in order to attend the IDEA World Convention. 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 IDEA Cancellation Policy?
If we receive your cancellation notice 30 days prior to an event, 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 event 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 member status). Contact Inspired Service for further assistance at 858-535-8979, ext. 7, or email at

IDEA Health & Fitness Association is not responsible for any loss or damage as a result of a substitution, alteration or cancellation/postponement of an event. IDEA shall assume no liability whatsoever in the event this conference is canceled, rescheduled or postponed due to a fortuitous event, act of God, unforeseen occurrence or any other event that renders performance of this conference impracticable, illegal or impossible. For purposes of this clause, a fortuitous event shall include, but not be limited to: war, fire, labor strike, extreme weather or other emergency.

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