Skip to content

Pre & Post Conference Sessions

Pre- and postconference sessions offer intensive education on the topics that matter most. Walk away with in-depth knowledge and a certificate of completion.

Preconference Sessions: Wednesday, July 8

 
IDEA World Pre-conference 2020 Image
PRICING IDEA
Member
Non-Member
Early Bird Reg.
$219 $239

Regular Reg.
$239 $259

Participants will receive an IDEA CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION.

100 Schwinn® Cycling: Indoor Cycling Instructor Certification  
WORKSHOP

8:00am–6:00pm (30-minute lunch is on your own) Jeffrey Scott, Robert Sherman and Doris Thews
Logo Image

#RideRight anywhere and everywhere with the industry's most up-to-date, respected and progressive indoor cycling instructor training course. Get the tools you need to become a successful and sought-after instructor on any brand of bike in one power-packed day. This critically acclaimed certification, based on the Schwinn Cycling Coach's Pyramid™, allows you to work smart, break through, fill your room and shine in the studio.

This course also covers proper bike fit, cycling science, class design, music, communication skills and motivation techniques. Takeaways include:

  • Power Music® Schwinn Cycling Signature Music
  • Eight complete class design plans
  • A comprehensive manual and certificate of completion

REGISTER NOW

Up to 8 CECs. Exact CECs from individual agencies are pending.



 
IDEA World Pre-conference 2020 Image
PRICING IDEA
Member
Non-Member
Early Bird Reg.
$249 $269
Regular Reg.
$269 $289

Participants will receive an IDEA CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION.

101 Balanced Body®: Anatomy + Movement—The Core Like Never Before!  
WORKSHOP

8:00am–5:00pm (1-hour lunch is on your own) Nico Gonzalez and Helen Vanderburg
Logo Image

Part 1 of the Integrated Movement Specialist Foundation series. Take a deep dive into effective core training principles and programming in this in-depth workshop. Combining Anatomy in Three Dimensions™ with the Balanced Body Movement Principles, you will learn how the body moves and how to make it move better. In the morning, our one-of-a-kind approach has you building the major muscles that make up the core using clay and our proprietary skeleton. Build the diaphragm, spinal and abdominal muscles, as well as the pelvic floor, and you'll gain a true understanding of how they work in a powerful core that functions with purpose and strength. In the afternoon, you will apply the anatomy to our progressive core training techniques using the Balanced Body Movement Principles. Combining theory, innovative exercises and practical teaching, you will walk away with the knowledge and tools to design a state-of-the-art core conditioning program for your clients.

REGISTER NOW

Up to 8 CECs. Exact CECs from individual agencies are pending.



 
IDEA World Pre-conference 2020 Image
PRICING IDEA
Member
Non-Member
Early Bird Reg.
$249 $269
Regular Reg.
$269 $289

Participants will receive an IDEA CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION.

102 Functional Aging Specialist Certification  
WORKSHOP

8:30am–5:30pm (1-hour lunch is on your own) Dan Ritchie, PhD
Logo Image

The rapid growth of the aging population (age 50+) presents unprecedented opportunity for the fitness professional who understands how to train these clients effectively. This comprehensive and innovative certification program is just what you need to become an expert in functional fitness for mature adults.

Boomers and aging adults come to you for your expertise. This interactive workshop will give you the tools and teach you the skills necessary to implement functional training techniques, strategies and movements that are important to your aging clientele. Also, learn to conduct meaningful functional assessments and develop effective exercise programs. Whether you conduct private trainings, small-group trainings or group fitness classes, the techniques learned in this valuable certification will serve you and your clients for years to come.

Participants will get full access to all of the online education modules (10+ hours of video, manuals, audio files), several of which will need to be completed prior to the workshop. This certification also requires participants to complete an online exam.

*Participants will receive a certification at the completion of the online exam.

REGISTER NOW

Up to 8 CECs. Exact CECs from individual agencies are pending.



 
IDEA World Pre-conference 2020 Image
PRICING IDEA
Member
Non-Member
Early Bird Reg.
$139 $159
Regular Reg.
$159 $179

103 Integrated Approach to Program Design With the Mover Method  
WORKSHOP

8:30am–5:30pm (1-hour lunch is on your own) Chris Gagliardi, Todd Galati, MA, and Sabrena Jo, MS
Logo Image

The new ACE Integrated Fitness Training (ACE IFT®) Model workshop teaches the essential skills needed for establishing and nurturing a successful client–exercise professional relationship. In this course, you will learn and apply key resources and techniques for enhancing communication, initiating and progressing healthy behavior change, administering health screens and fitness assessments, and creating and implementing unique exercise programs following the updated cardiorespiratory and muscular training components of the ACE IFT Model. This workshop provides exercise professionals with strategies to help clients make important behavioral changes that facilitate physical-activity participation and adherence, which result in lasting improvements in fitness, health and well-being.

REGISTER NOW

Up to 8 CECs. All participants will receive an IDEA Certificate of Completion.



 
IDEA World Pre-conference 2020 Image
PRICING IDEA
Member
Non-Member
Early Bird Reg.
$279 $299
Regular Reg.
$299 $319

104 Brain Health Training: Exercise Programming and Techniques  
WORKSHOP

9:00am–6:00pm (1-hour lunch is on your own) Ryan Glatt and Cody Sipe, PhD
Logo Image

Exercise programs are often developed in response to goals that pertain to physical adaptations. However, health and fitness professionals are now faced with a new challenge: addressing the epidemic of cognitive decline. Fitness professionals have the opportunity to join allied health professionals in addressing this epidemic of neurodegenerative diseases, such as dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Although exercise has been proven beneficial to brain health and cognitive functioning, precise exercise prescriptions are not clear to the general public nor to the health and fitness industries. Health professionals have not yet been able to develop targeted, effective exercise programs for cognitive and brain health. In addition, fitness professionals have not been educated on techniques around enhancing facilitated exercise sessions with cognitive demands. This preconference session will review the research on how certain modalities of exercise can deferentially affect the brain, provide an initial framework for programming for optimal cognitive health, and demonstrate how to apply cognitive demands to exercise sessions.

REGISTER NOW

Up to 8 CECs. All participants will receive an IDEA Certificate of Completion.



 
IDEA World Pre-conference 2020 Image
PRICING IDEA
Member
Non-Member
Early Bird Reg.
$129 $149
Regular Reg.
$149 $169

Participants will receive an IDEA CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION.

105 Training the Female Client  
LECTURE

1:00–5:00pm Erica Ziel
Logo Image

Train your female clients from youth and beyond with a deeper purpose. Gain an understanding of the deep core and how it can improve her quality of life. Learn optimal techniques to train her to move functionally, avoid gripping and compensation patterns, and enhance posture and strength while preventing injuries and pelvic floor dysfunction through movement and mindset. Learn fascial activation techniques to teach her how to create space and energy throughout her body to help her live an active and pain-free life. Walk away with an understanding of how to implement these movements into your programs today.

  • Recognize pelvic floor dysfunction and why all women need to have this information at a younger age
  • Perform postural assessments to understand imbalances often seen in women who lack mobility and experience common lower-back, neck or knee pain, incontinence, pelvic floor dysfunction, and/or diastasis recti
  • Learn to create full body and core exercises to improve fascial balance, strength and flexibility
  • Identify modifications and programming progressions for abdominal, deep core, back, and squat variation exercises

REGISTER NOW

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



 
IDEA World Pre-conference
PRICING IDEA
Member
Non-Member
Early Bird Reg.
$159 $179
Regular Reg.
$179 $199

All participants will receive an IDEA CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION.

106 NASM: Practical Applications for Corrective Exercise  
WORKSHOP

10:00am–5:00pm (1-hour lunch is on your own) Tony Ambler-Wright, MS, and Rick Richey, MS
Logo Image

Corrective exercise (CEx) is a valuable tool for personal trainers to have in their repertoire to help clients improve movement patterns, increase performance and decrease noncontact injuries. However, CEx can often feel too clinical, as if it doesn't belong in a fitness, weight-loss or strength-training program, which may lead trainers to not maximize the integration of corrective modalities. This course will show you how to appropriately and seamlessly integrate different CEx series into your training programs so that your clients register them as exercises and they understand how these movements can help them reach their goals.

In this preconference workshop you will learn how to:

  • Perform assessments, including overhead squat, single-leg squat, core stability, range of motion, push-up, and various shoulder girdle assessments
  • Identify flexibility, stability and strength compensations
  • Employ practical corrective strategies for flexibility and strength imbalances using the NASM CEx model
  • Create a cluster of exercises that can be practically integrated as corrective preparation for a workout

REGISTER NOW



 
IDEA World Pre-conference 2020 Image
PRICING IDEA
Member
Non-Member
Early Bird Reg.
$129 $149
Regular Reg.
$149 $169

This is not a certification.
Participants will receive an IDEA CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION.

107 STOTT PILATES®: Fascial Movement and Application to Essential Matwork™  
WORKSHOP

1:00–5:00pm Laureen Dubeau
Logo Image

This workshop provides instructors with tools to incorporate new fascial research concepts within the body of the STOTT PILATES Essential Matwork repertoire. Following the Essential Matwork order, participants explore how exercise essences can be enhanced with new fascial research concepts, inspiring a new movement experience. Created by the experts at Merrithew, discover seamless movement flowing exercise sequences that take the body through multiple planes of movement. This workshop will spark creativity in programming and allow participants to tap into their innate body wisdom to find alternate variations that best suit their movement potential on any given day.

REGISTER NOW

Up to 4 CECs.



 
IDEA World Pre-conference 2020 Image
PRICING IDEA
Member
Non-Member
Early Bird Reg.
$279 $299
Regular Reg.
$299 $319

Participants will receive an IDEA CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION.

108 Kettlebell Concepts: Level 1 Kettlebell Certification  
WORKSHOP

8:00am–5:00pm Tyler Valencia, MS
Logo Image

This Level 1 instructor training meets the immediate needs of both independent and facility-affiliated fitness professionals looking to implement kettlebells into a boot camp, semi-private/small-group profit center or one-on-one personal training environment.

In this preconference workshop you will learn:

  • How to safely teach fundamental exercises with the kettlebell
  • The physiological benefits of using a kettlebell
  • How to safely program kettlebell training with your client
  • The motor learning associated with kettlebell training

Participants will get full access to all of the online education that will need to be completed prior to the workshop. This certification also requires participants to complete an online exam.

Participants will receive a certification at the completion of the online exam.

REGISTER NOW

Up to 8 CECs. Exact CECs from individual agencies are pending.



 
IDEA World Pre-conference 2020 Image
PRICING IDEA
Member
Non-Member
Early Bird Reg.
$179 $199
Regular Reg.
$199 $219

Participants will receive an IDEA CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION.

109 Medical Fitness Tour  
WORKSHOP

8:00am–6:00pm 1-hour lunch is on your own Medical Fitness Tour Faculty
Logo Image

Learn why the greatest time for fitness professionals is right now. We are entering a new era of medical fitness in terms of understanding how exercise can help individuals with chronic illness, pain, stress and depression, as well as improve physical and mental functionality. Baby boomers are becoming our target population and they are seeking fitness professionals who understand where they are in life and their complex health issues when their doctor tells them to start an exercise program. Nobody is better positioned to capitalize on this opportunity than a fitness professional with specialized knowledge and services. Join us so you can lead from the front, rather than wait for the industry to change. You have the potential to transform lives and be part of the healthcare solution.

Topics covered during the day, include:

  • Healthcare Through Fitness: You Are the Solution Evan Osar, DC
  • Stroke Recovery and Exercise Tracey Markley
  • MSers Move Toward Better Quality of Life CarolAnn, MS
  • Genetic Testing: Set Yourself Apart From the Competition Michelle Maddux, ND
  • Hormone Balance Exercise Programming Debra Atkinson, MS
  • Joint Replacement: Offering Prehab and Post-Rehab Services—What the Fitness Professional Needs to Know Stephen Black, DSc, MEd, PT
  • How to Combine Fitness and Medicine to Redefine Health Care: The Five Pillars of Integrative Practice Success JR Burgess
  • Turn Your Learning Experience Into a Take-Home Action Plan Medical Fitness Tour Faculty

REGISTER NOW

Up to 8 CECs. Exact CECs from individual agencies are pending.



 
IDEA World Pre-conference 2020 Image
PRICING IDEA
Member
Non-Member
Early Bird Reg.
$69 $89
Regular Reg.
$89 $109

Participants will receive an IDEA CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION.

110 Women's LeadHER Conference: Connect, Empower, Elevate  
LECTURE

1:00–5:00pm Liberty Bernal, Mo Hagan and Doris Thews - Moderated by Brian Nunez

What does it mean to inspire greatness in yourself and others? Your journey to success doesn't have to be a solo experience. Join us for an INSPIRED afternoon designed to connect, empower and elevate women. Learn from three accomplished fitness pace-setters who have blazed a path for women in the industry and who aspire to crush the status quo. These award-winning LeadHERs delve into how taking initiative shaped them, the key lessons that defined them, and boosted their careers, and how they are paying it forward. Men are welcome in this informative session that is custom-created for anyone who wants to grow their career and take on a leadership role.

REGISTER NOW

Up to 4 CECs.



 
IDEA World Pre-conference 2020 Image
PRICING IDEA
Member
Non-Member
Early Bird Reg.
$169 $189
Regular Reg.
$189 $209

Participants will receive an IDEA CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION.

111 Powerful Me! The Strategies, Mindset and Actions of the Most Successful  
LECTURE

1:00–5:00pm Peter Twist, MSc

How do the world's consistently top-performing people approach each day to stay in forward motion? What is the game plan to become a top leader, grow in your career, create opportunity and build a business? In this inspiring and motivating session, Peter will share his tips and takeaways to become more resilient, show up as your best self, and grow to new heights of success. Through his own personal journey, rising up from the devastation of stage 4 cancer, Peter has learned exactly what it takes to navigate difficulty, rise up and discover new levels of success. He'll cover the following topics so you can be your best in business and in life:

  • KEYS to winning comebacks from serious setbacks
  • RESILIENCY strategies to overcome adversity
  • How champions translate survive into THRIVE
  • MINDSET MASTERY to always show up as your BEST SELF
  • Becoming a LEADER OF ONE so you can best lead others
  • The daily GAME PLAN of the most productive high performers
  • Creating a happy HEALTHY LIFE parallel to striving for achievements
  • REFLECT AND DEFINE to make sure you are aiming at the right target
  • 30-DAY ACTION PLAN

REGISTER NOW

Up to 4 CECs.



Postconference Sessions: Sunday, July 12

 
IDEA World Pre-conference 2020 Image
PRICING IDEA
Member
Non-Member
Early Bird Reg.
$200 $225
Regular Reg.
$225 $250

Participants will receive an IDEA CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION.

900 Zumba® Basic 1: Instructor Training  
WORKSHOP

8:00am–5:00pm (1-hour lunch is on your own) Abraham Hernandez and Eliza Stone
Logo Image

Zumba is designed to bring everyone and anyone together to sweat it on. We take the “work” out of workout by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and world rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise. Super effective? Check. Super fun? Check and check. It's a total workout, combining all elements of fitness—cardio, muscle conditioning, balance, flexibility, boosted energy—and a serious dose of awesome in every class. This course includes:

  • Electronic instructor training manual
  • Certificate of completion
  • Training recap video to review basic steps, delivered digitally
  • Fitness certification credits (varies by country)

REGISTER NOW

Up to 8 CECs.



 
IDEA World Pre-conference 2020 Image
PRICING IDEA
Member
Non-Member
Early Bird Reg.
$229 $249
Regular Reg.
$249 $269

Participants will receive an IDEA CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION.

901 Foundational Movement Anatomy and Kinesiology Modeling  
WORKSHOP

8:00am–5:00pm (1-hour lunch is on your own) Pete Holman, MSPT

If you need to brush up on your anatomy and how it applies to human movement, look no further than this 8-hour postconference session. In this course, we will explore functional anatomy and how it applies to foundational movement, foundational movement assessment, and most importantly, how to coach, cue and correct dysfunctional movement. In this first-ever course offering, we will use 3D skeletal models to identify muscle origin and insertion, and apply the learning to foundational movement. This course is taught by a physical therapist and is intended to help bridge the gap between personal training and rehabilitative medicine.

  • The anatomical origin, insertion and action of muscles involved with foundational movements
  • How joint limitations alter kinetic chain biomechanics
  • How to assess foundational movement patterns for compensations & dysfunctions
  • Corrective exercise strategies to address common foundational movement dysfunction

REGISTER NOW

Up to 8 CECs.



FAQs

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: www.ideafit.com/assistant www.ideafit.com/assistant.

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 www.ideafit.com/myeducation. 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].