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An IDEA World Exclusive Education Track


Whether you’re new to the industry or an experienced vet, this year’s sessions are designed to ensure you’re equipped with the coaching knowledge, business tools, skills, and lasting growth strategies you need to deliver amazing experiences, and achieve an extraordinary level of professional and personal fulfillment.

  • Presenters include world-renowned coaches and 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 include engaging content from cutting-edge research, dynamic workouts and programming, and actionable techniques that you can use with your clients immediately.
  • All TRX Core Formula sessions are included with your IDEA World registration.

This exclusive education track is included with your IDEA World registration

Miguel Vargas

TRX®: Group NEXT

Miguel Vargas

There is no better way to kick off your 2020 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

Smart Training Amplified—Avoiding Common Pitfalls

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

As coaches, we have a lot of great choices to maximize the safety and efficiency of our methodology. Sometimes, it is not what we do, but what we don’t do that matters. This interactive session is designed to guide us in making intelligent training decisions with our clients and athletes. Join us as we discuss the best practices of training smarter and harder!

Ajamu Bernard, MBA

TRX® Kettlebell Fusion: 360 Pressing Power

Ajamu Bernard, MBA

Unlock a 360 pressing power with this amazing fusion workshop and workout. Learn how to capitalize on the unique pressing qualities of the kettlebell to build strength and integrity of the shoulder, combined with TRX Suspension Training® to create a strong core-to-shoulder girdle connection. Practice TRX Kettlebell Fusion training in this powerful session that you can apply to your own fusion classes.

Fraser Quelch and Miguel Vargas

10 Steps to Creating the Ultimate TRX® Experience

Fraser Quelch and Miguel Vargas

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 this 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.

Susane Pata

Build Your TRX® Booty

Susane Pata

There are so many ways to train the backside, but have you tried implementing the TRX to attain that goal? Learn how to combine several trigger exercises that will have your glutes talking all session long. It’s not only about the selected exercises for this session, it’s the way they are delivered—timing, transition and all. Come experience it for yourself and fire up that posterior powerhouse!

Paul Brown, Rick Cusick, Randy Hetrick and Nasario Mejia, MS

Training Business Essentials

Paul Brown, Rick Cusick, Randy Hetrick and Nasario Mejia, MS

This exciting and diverse panel will share their key insights on some of the most important business trends in personal training: personal branding, digital marketing, key operations, retention and more. Learn from the best in the industry and accelerate your business!

Krystal Say

TRX® for Yoga Inversions

Krystal Say

Getting upside down is a great way to shift your perspective on things and face fear. We will utilize the TRX Suspension Trainer™ to gain access to inverted movements such as headstands, handstands and forearm balances, and if time allows, some arm balances as well. We will begin workshopping on the straps and move to full expression off the straps.

Miguel Vargas

TRX®: Coaching 2.0—Own the Experience, Amplify the Results

Miguel Vargas

Discover why and how a coach becomes a better and, ultimately, a great class programmer in this Coaching 2.0 workshop. We’ll also discuss what a good workout feels like and how to make it better via key coaching concepts.

Chris Frankel, MS

Movement Fundamentals: The TRX® Daily 8

Chris Frankel

This illuminating, science-based session unveils eight impactful exercises and illustrates how to put them together to maximum effect. Learn these critical movements and experience the workout that will transform your daily practice, redefine how you move and show you how movement truly is a vital sign.

Michelle Felzmann and Shana Verstegen

HIIT Programming Evolved

Michelle Felzmann and Shana Verstegen

Learn the science behind EMOMs and AMRAPs, and take that knowledge into a practical setting. See how exercises can be repurposed and manipulated for different outcomes depending on how you apply the principles of each HIIT protocol. This session is not about teaching new exercises, it’s about learning how to program skillfully and with purpose to get the best results.

Fraser Quelch

Suspension Training Evolved

Fraser Quelch

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.

Danny Bartlett

Primal Body-Weight Movement

Danny Bartlett

Primal Body-Weight Movement provides an amazing, natural way to train! See how the benefits of Suspension Training^®^ can transfer to these ground-based body-weight exercises in a powerful pairing. This session contains a mixture of theory and practical with a focus on programming ground-based movements in concert with Suspension Training exercises.


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].