TRX: Success Formula

IDEA World and TRX have teamed up to bring you a fully immersive and unforgettable experience. Whether you’re new to the industry or an experienced vet, this year’s sessions are designed to help you unwrap powerful skills and discover effective strategies for achieving success in this ultra competitive & ever-changing business.

Presenters include world renowned coaches & instructors, social media influencers, successful business owners, thought leaders, and the brains behind the brawn of the fitness industry.

Sessions in every IDEA World time block that include: engaging content ranging from cutting-edge research, dynamic workouts & programming, and actionable techniques that you can use with your clients immediately.

This exclusive education track is included with your IDEA World registration

Zack Van Wagoner

TRX® EVOLUTION: Breakthrough Workout

Zack Van Wagoner Lead Instructor @ TRX HQ

There is no better way to kick off your 2019 IDEA World than with this TRX high-intensity workout. Experience that next-level HIIT with innovative programming concepts wrapped in an unforgettable training experience that will provide ideas and inspiration for your own workouts and set up your whole conference to be the amazing learning experience that it is!

Chris Nentarz

Assessment and Corrective Strategies for Optimal Movement

Chris Nentarz Physical Therapist & Founder of Move Well 1:1 PT/TRX Sr. Instructor

What are the most common movement issues and deficiencies that many people struggle with? This hands-on session is a deep dive into the most impactful corrective strategies and exercises to address these issues, and will explore the amazing movement assessment information that is now easily available. Learn how to utilize these evidence-based techniques through TRX® MAPS case studies to assess, correct and reassess your clients for better movement and optimal performance.

Miguel Vargas

Functional Training Coaching Workshop

Miguel Vargas TRX Training & Development Mgr/Lead Instructor @ TRX HQ/TRX Sr Instructor

This challenging session begins with an advanced functional training workout wrapped in an engaging experience that will have you challenged, entertained and gasping for more! Then dive deep behind the curtain to explore the programming design, coaching tactics and insider secrets required to create an optimal training experience in a high-energy, multimodality setting. Get ready for the ultimate functional training experience!

Austin Way

The Underlying Goal of Every Workout: Creating Confidence to Drive Results

Austin Way Fitness Director at Cal-a-Vie Health Spa/TRX Sr Instructor

Using a powerful movement-based training approach, this coaching workshop will unlock your ability to create small victories for your clients in every session, resulting in confidence, competence and a sense of mastery. Learn how the accessibility and self-paced challenge aspect, intrinsic to TRX Foundational Movement-driven workouts, can help you create small but effective wins for your clients. Using precision to drive intensity, this in-depth session will help you deliver peak results and enhanced durability while bridging the gap between what “right” looks like and what “right” feels like for your clients.

Michelle Felzmann

Scaling From One to Many: Creating a Personal Training Experience in a Group Setting

Michelle Felzmann 2018 Top Fitness Canadian Instructor/TRX Master Instructor

Creating a personal training experience in a group training setting is one of the greatest challenges and opportunities facing personal trainers today. This critical session provides a comprehensive process to achieve just that. Learn how to apply an advanced coaching system to generate a compelling and effective training experience no matter how many people you are in front of. Scale yourself, scale your experience and scale your business to the next level.

Moderator: Brynne Elliott, MS; Panelists: Michol Dalcourt, Chris Frankel, MS, and Len Kravitz, PhD

Using Research to Enhance Your Coaching and Programming Skills

Brynne Elliott, MS Sr Director of Training @ TRX
Michol Dalcourt Creator of ViPR/Founder of IoM Health/Co-Founder of PTA Global
Chris Frankel, MS Chief Science Officer VP @ TRX
Len Kravitz, PhD Coordinator of Exercise Science @ UNM/Recipient of Presidential Award of Distinction & CanFitPro Lifetime Achievement Award

This must-attend session pulls together three of the top minds in training to share their perspectives on the most impactful and important emerging research in the fitness industry. Learn what’s shaking up the training world and how these new, interesting and disruptive concepts can be integrated and applied to your professional practice to vault you to the next level.

Chris Frankel and Fraser Quelch

TRX®: Beyond the Basics—The Evolution of Suspension Training®

Chris Frankel, MS Chief Science Officer VP @ TRX
Fraser Quelch TRX Co-Founder/Head of Training & Development @ TRX

Redefine what you know about TRX Suspension Training in this three-part session encompassing research, technique and coaching! Inform your training with the latest and most relevant Suspension Training research; expand your TRX exercise library with a series of more nuanced yet highly effective TRX movements and combinations; and learn to coach movements to drive physiology with impactful TRX coaching methods.

Fraser Quelch

The Wildly Profitable Personal Trainer

Fraser Quelch TRX Co-Founder/Head of Training & Development @ TRX

Explore progressive approaches to turning your personal training practice into a thriving business. In this session, Fraser will share his personal success stories along with many of his insights from decades of experience. Redefine your business mindset, boost revenue, access new training markets and scale your business to new heights.

Leigh Crews, Farel Hruska and Shana Verstegen

Training the Female Athlete

Leigh Crews 2011 IDEA World Fitness Instructor of the Year/TRX Sr. Master Instructor
Farel Hruska Global Fitness Director Fit4Mom/Director of Education & Culture at Chuze Fitness
Shana Verstegen 6x World Champion Lumberjack Athlete/TRX & ACE Master Instructor

This important session addresses critical considerations for optimizing the training of female athletes at three different stages. Join these industry leaders as they each share their key insights and strategies for female performance, whether they be standard gender training considerations, pre/postnatal or seasoned veterans.

Panelists: Rick Cusick, Shauna Harrison and Nasario Mejia

Training Business Essentials

Brent Leffel Founder & Managing Partner Equity 38/Former CEO UFC Gym
Rick Cusick VP E-Commerce & Global Consumer Revenue @ TRX
Shauna Harrison Social Media Influencer/Creator of SWEATADAY/Adjunct Assoc Professor @ Johns Hopkins University
Nasario Mejia Head of TRX Training Center Operations & Latin American Sales

This exciting and diverse panel will share their key insights on the most important business trends in personal training, ranging from personal branding, digital marketing, becoming a social icon and more. Learn from the best in the industry and accelerate your business.

Marc Coronel, Tahneetra Crosby and Susane Pata

Wrapping the “Go” With the “Show”

Marc Coronel Owner & CEO of Open Mind Fitness/TRX Sr. Master Instructor/Member of Under Armour Training Team
Tahneetra Crosby 16+ year Group Fitness Instructor/TRX Sr. Instructor
Susane Pata TRX’s Original Group Fitness Program Developer/TRX Sr. Master Instructor

As professionals, it is easy to get excited about the science, coaching and efficiency behind a workout, but let’s face it, for most of our participants it is the experience that keeps them coming back for more. Learn how to deepen and expand your programming process to include multiple layers of training elements that combine to create an optimal experience in every workout you deliver. This unique session focuses on how to systematically apply innovative team tactics to tap into the true power of a group, and create a fun, competitive and cooperative team environment.

Chris Frankel, MS

Movement as a Vital Sign

Chris Frankel, MS Chief Science Officer VP @ TRX

Blood pressure, heart rate, body temperature, oxygen saturation and respiration rate have long served as key indicators to the status of the body’s vital functions and been used to help assess general physical health. Learn why movement should also be considered a vital sign! This illuminating session addresses the rationale behind this statement and the exciting implications of what it means to you and your practice as a coach and trainer.

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