Free Sessions

If you can’t make it for the entire IDEA World Convention, you now have the chance to come and take a FREE session! Choose from over 17 classes. PLUS your class pass includes access to the IDEA World Fitness & Nutrition Expo Hall where you can explore over 600 booths and experience the newest equipment, products, technology, food and apparel brands. HURRY – there is very limited capacity available in each session so register today!

THURSDAY, JUNE 27 • 1:45–3:35pm

283 Retain and Motivate Members With Polar® Club—Heart Rate-Based Training

Devor Fetahovic and Brett Lato

With the proliferation of countless formats and programs, differentiating group training has never been more important. Integrating fitness technology into your club or business can be a game-changer. Polar Club is a heart rate-based solution that is sure to energize your members and clients in a new way. Learn firsthand how you can utilize this revolutionary technology in your business. Say “hello” to the benefits of heart rate training and watch your membership and client retention grow.

FRIDAY, JUNE 28 • 12 Noon–1:00pm

460 IDEA World MEGA Circuit: IGNITE New Training Ideas! (Showcase Session)

Alex Isaly (Emcee)

Check out the newest and most exciting pieces of equipment and programming to add to your training. Integrating 20 innovative products and fitness technologies, the IDEA World MEGA Circuit will be sure to IGNITE new training ideas that you can take back to your clients and be ready to use Monday morning.

FRIDAY, JUNE 28 • 1:15–2:15pm

465 IDEA World MEGA Circuit: IGNITE New Training Ideas! (Showcase Session)

Alex Isaly (Emcee)

Check out the newest and most exciting pieces of equipment and programming to add to your training. Integrating 20 innovative products and fitness technologies, the IDEA World MEGA Circuit will be sure to IGNITE new training ideas that you can take back to your clients and be ready to use Monday morning.

FRIDAY, JUNE 28 • 1:15–2:15pm

467 The Periodization of Recovery

UA Performance Team: Dan McDonogh and Michael Watts, MSc

We all know the importance of periodizing our training to increase human performance and reduce injury. What has seldom been discussed is the importance of periodizing recovery. Join us as we discuss how the latest recovery tools and technology fit into our evidenced-based recovery system that is tailored to the individual athlete’s needs.

FRIDAY, JUNE 28 • 2:30–4:20pm

472 Just Move by KaisaFit (Showcase Session)

Kaisa Keranen, MS

Just Move by KaisaFit is a high-intensity body-weight class suitable for all fitness levels. For beginners as well as experts, this class will have you sweating and smiling all at once! Kaisa has designed the session to meet you at your current fitness level with regressions and progressions for every move—this is truly a class for everyone. Get ready to have fun, be challenged and learn some creative new moves.

FRIDAY, JUNE 28 • 2:30–4:00pm

497 Assess and Correct With Fusionetics®: A (R)evolution in Client Assessment and Programming

Tony Ambler-Wright, MS and Dan McDonogh

Assessments. Programming. Client monitoring and management. Have it all at your fingertips with Fusionetics. In this immersive session, a subject will be taken in real time through functional movement and range-of-motion assessments and programming to address movement deficiencies. In this hands-on workshop, there will be ample opportunity to discuss refinements to the movement assessment processes that improve objectivity and reliability; address program design challenges and best practices; and highlight technology, tools, and simple yet effective solutions that will streamline your approach to programming and significantly influence your clients’ ability to move and feel better, perform stronger, and recover faster.

FRIDAY, JUNE 28 • 4:40–5:40pm

504 The MEGA Group Fitness Bash (Showcase Session)

GX24® Presenter Team (Emcee)

Come check out the latest trends in group fitness from new and favorite formats. Led by some of the most energetic and engaging presenters, you’ll sample a variety of different training techniques and leave with fresh new ideas to bring back to your classes!

FRIDAY, JUNE 28 • 6:00–6:45pm

531 Nike® Training Club Pro: Performance HIIT for the Everyday Athlete (Showcase Session)

Brian Nunez & Betina Gozo

This high-intensity interval training session will give you the training tools to enhance your reaction, speed, agility and quickness while combining strength and conditioning with limited use of equipment and maximum efficiency. Trainers will not only walk with a high-energy workout, but also with access to the being part of the Nike Training Community with NTC Pro, which includes resources to help grow your education and business.

SATURDAY, JUNE 29 • 11:30am–2:30pm

663 Move Faster: FAST Feet—Footwork and Speed Training

UA Training Team: Trevor Anderson

This workshop focuses on the practical movement foundations that will help recruit, excite and express your body’s ability to improve speed, coordination and metabolic conditioning. We will set a strong foundation for performance in any sport by establishing and improving three basic principles: mobility, stability and coordination.

SATURDAY, JUNE 29 • 3:00–4:20pm

673 Billy Blanks' BoomBoxing™ Workout (Showcase Session)

Billy Blanks

BoomBoxing is Billy Blanks’ new and exciting high-intensity workout consisting of eight basic martial arts moves combined with upper-body boxing and kata techniques performed to music specifically designed for BoomBoxing. Designed to be done with or without equipment, bring your own sparring or boxing gloves (if you have them) to pack even more of a punch.

SATURDAY, JUNE 29 • 2:30-3:30pm

674 Going to the Next Level with Tony Horton

Tony Horton

SATURDAY, JUNE 29 • 2:30–4:20pm

698 Take the Parking Breaks Off of Your Athleticism!

UA Training Team: Mark Cheng, PhD

The human body is powerful beyond measure, but that’s not always a good thing. Oftentimes, we’re trying to figure out how to hit the accelerator harder before we think to check if the parking brake is engaged. That leads not only to inefficient movement and extra effort, but also to excessive wear and tear on the joints and tissues. In this highly abbreviated version of his Prehab-Rehab 101 course, Dr. Cheng will take you through movement prep and recovery drills to get your body prepped for efficient, powerful and pain-free movement. These are some of the very same high-yield drills that he uses with everyone from his elderly executive patients to his professional athletes. Learn the concepts, feel the difference and apply it with your clients!

SATURDAY, JUNE 29 • 4:40–5:40pm

702 Twice the HIIT with Mindy Mylrea and SGT Ken® (Showcase Session)

Mindy Mylrea and SGT Ken

This session utilizes highly effective and exciting Tabata (20:10) and military-style (60:60) interval training techniques to keep you exercising at close to 100% of your maximum effort for a specific interval of time, followed by a short recovery period. This cycle is repeated several times within a 60-minute period in order to burn the stored glycogen in your body and help you to continue to burn fat for the next 36 hours. It’s a race against the clock as participants are challenged to perform their absolute best using body-weight exercises and partner-assisted drills. Rated for all levels.

SATURDAY, JUNE 29 • 4:40–5:40pm

724 RealRyder® Indoor Cycling: Rhythm Nations

Lenny Isaacs

This beat-driven, high energy workout enlists new ways to leverage music to create community, while eliciting energy and emotion to fuel a memorable, choreographed ride. With the added multiplanar movement that’s exclusive to the RealRyder bikes, there are now brand-new ways to express the nuances and feel of music in class.

SATURDAY, JUNE 29 • 4:40–5:40pm

725 The Importance of Sleep: An Evidenced-Based Approach to Optimizing Your Sleep

UA Performance Team: Dan McDonogh and Michael Watts, MSc

Research has proven that the lack of quality sleep can negatively impact human performance, recovery and overall health. This session takes an evidenced-based approach to sleep, and will provide you with insights into what routines and rituals can help our bodies prepare for and optimize the time we spend sleeping.

SATURDAY, JUNE 29 • 6:00–7:00pm

731 Move Better: Enhance Strength Through Increased Mobility and Activation

UA Training Team: Marc Coronel

In this hands-on, interactive workshop, you will learn how to prep and restore with vibration technology. Increasing your clients’ ability to move better before beginning any activity, class or program is paramount to not only improve their performance, but to ultimately help them move longer!

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