Merrithew DISCOUNT

Special Discount for MERRITHEW—SAVE 10%

Merrithew instructors receive a discount to the 2019 IDEA World Convention or the 2019 IDEA World Club & Studio Summit
on June 26-30, 2019 in Anaheim, CA.

Get 10% off a full or 1-day registration with code MERRITHEWCA19 at checkout.


You won't want to miss these Merrithew sessions, plus over 350 more:

STOTT PILATES®: Matwork™ Flow With Ankle Tubing

SESSION 277 • THURSDAY, JUNE 27 • 1:45-3:35PM

Merrithew™ Faculty

Designed to enhance body awareness, muscular strength, motor control and joint mobility, this workshop takes a fresh look at creating flowing sequences with STOTT PILATES Matwork exercises using ankle tubing. Developed by the movement experts at Merrithew, learn how to creatively incorporate elastic resistance into a series of Essential and Intermediate exercises. The seamless flowing sequences take you through all movement planes from standing down to the mat, while exercise variations allow for easy progression or regression, making the workout suitable for most fitness levels.

Total Barre®: Modified for Special Populations

SESSION 450 • FRIDAY, JUNE 28 • 9:40-11:30AM

Merrithew™ Faculty

Clients with limited mobility or restricted movement need not shy away from exercise. Research shows that all active adults can benefit from exercising with music as it helps improve learning and memory, builds self-esteem, reduces stress and increases social interaction. Following the Total Barre template, appropriate biomechanical principles are taught to help with cuing, motivating and modifying safely for less mobile, active adult clients. Leave with a client program that increases flexibility, balance and postural stability.

Halo® Training: Intro to Integrated Body-Weight Training

SESSION 475 • FRIDAY, JUNE 28 • 2:30-4:20PM

Merrithew™ Faculty

Halo Training provides overall body conditioning, incorporating strength and endurance work, flexibility training, interval training, and injury prevention. In this hands-on workshop, instructors get an overview of the concepts of the Halo Training program and the basic science of core-integrated body-weight training. Because every client has unique demands, learn basic Halo Training workouts that progress from Level 1 (beginner) to Level 4 (experienced), and explore how to progress or regress exercises for functional strength and stability, flexibility, and injury prevention.

STOTT PILATES®: Intense Sculpting Challenge, Flex-Band® Level 4

SESSION 621 • SATURDAY, JUNE 29 • 7:30-9:20AM

Merrithew™ Faculty

Build challenge and diversity with this intense Flex-Band exerciser workshop, developed by the Merrithew team. Learn how to challenge core and peripheral strength with the resistance provided by the Flex-Band, and increase exercise intensity in the areas of neuromuscular coordination, balance, strength and flexibility. This workout offers exercise variations and options to motivate any group or private client.

Merrithew™: Intro to Fascial Movement

SESSION 649 • SATURDAY, JUNE 29 • 9:40-11:30AM

Merrithew™ Faculty

Fascia, often referred to as the “Cinderella tissue” by fascial researchers, is creating a buzz in the fitness industry. But what is fascia, why do you as a fitness professional need to know about it, and how does it play a role in movement or sports performance? This introductory session demystifies fascia, defines its role in the human body and discusses how there is a lot more to fascia than foam rolling. Through movement, explore the proprietary Merrithew Fascial Movement Variables: bounce, sense, expand and hydrate. Discover how adding these variables to your programming can enhance mobility, strength and durability.

STOTT PILATES®: Postnatal Pilates

SESSION 692 • SATURDAY, JUNE 29 • 2:30-4:40PM

Merrithew™ Faculty

After giving birth, many women are looking to regain their pre-pregnancy shape. Help your clients get on the right track with Postnatal Pilates. Modified Matwork™ exercises are strategically chosen to help focus on reactivating and stabilizing the pelvic floor, transversus abdominis and obliques, as well as regaining lumbo-pelvic stability. This gentle but effective workout incorporates Toning Balls® to get new moms working out again.

ZEN•GA®: Power and Strength

SESSION 720 • SATURDAY, JUNE 29 • 4:40-5:40PM

Merrithew™ Faculty

Experience firsthand how the mindful movement principles of the ZEN•GA method are explored in a routine that brings calm and peace of mind, and strength and control to the body. This challenging mat-based program includes all components of fitness training; the pace will rev up the cardiovascular system, the fluidity of the sequences will enhance flexibility, and the controlled stationary holds will improve total-body strength and vitality.

Plus, don't miss this exclusive preconference session:
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Early Bird Reg.
$129 $149
Regular Reg.
$149 $169

Participants will receive an IDEA CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION.

109 STOTT PILATES®: Pilates With Props, Levels 1 & 2  

Wednesday, June 26, 1:00–5:00pm Merrithew™ Faculty
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Add some interest to your Matwork routine with this innovative and upbeat mat-based workshop featuring exercises that increase in intensity and challenge. Learn to incorporate the Flex-Band® exerciser, Fitness Circle® resistance ring and Toning Balls® to create fun and invigorating classes. First-level exercises serve to develop core strength and stability, while those in the second level focus on mobility and agility. These workouts, developed by the Merrithew team, provide tons of new material to inspire every client, no matter what their fitness level.

You’ll learn:

  • Matwork modifications from Essential and Intermediate levels
  • Modifications using props, including the Flex-Band, Fitness Circle and Toning Balls

  • How to apply the STOTT PILATES Five Basic Principles of stabilization to all exercises
  • Cues and corrections to help ensure safety and effectiveness


Up to 4 CECs. Exact CECs from individual agencies are pending.

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 [email protected].

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 [email protected].