2017 IDEA® World Convention: Career-Transforming Experiences Await You

Jan 19, 2017


If you're ready to power-boost your knowledge, abilities and passion, you're going to relish every single page of the enclosed 2017 IDEA World Convention brochure, which reflects 35 years of inspiration, passion and growth. In it, you'll read about more than 335 sessions that will be presented by 225 of the smartest educators in fitness, club management, business, nutrition and behavior change. This exceptional fitness event, taking place July 19-23 in Las Vegas, is just over 4 months away, and registrations are streaming in.

IDEA World is where game changers from all intersections of fitness and wellness converge to discover new ways to lead their communities to greater health and happiness. This year, 10,000 personal trainers, group fitness instructors, club and studio owners and managers, mind-body professionals and nutrition professionals from more than 60 countries will celebrate this monumental IDEA anniversary and, together, will discover the tools and strategies needed to effect global change for years to come.

We want to give you a special sneak peek into the educational magic you can expect this year (did we mention you have the opportunity to earn up to 23 CECs in one weekend?). We hope it makes you feel proud to be a fitness professional while also motivating you to make the journey "home" in July with thousands of your colleagues.

IDEA World Club & Studio Summit Is Back!

Last year we launched what turned out to be an undeniably popular entrepreneurial event that catered specifically to club and studio owners, operators, program directors and managers eager to create a first-class facility and experience for clients and members. We are thrilled to tell you the event will return this year, with even more highlights and deepcut business tips.

This 4-day summit brings together kindred business owners from around the world—some of the most influential entrepreneurs on the planet—who have developed and launched successful fitness businesses. In true IDEA style, these leaders will provide an array of tools and actionable steps you can implement immediately. You'll also learn how to

  • develop strategic business plans;
  • stay competitive in an increasingly crowded market;
  • create infallible operating systems;
  • maximize marketing, social media, websites and advertising strategies;
  • attract and build a team of high-caliber employees; and
  • grow as a leader and a person so you can be better in every aspect of your life.

To enrich this year's experience, we're adding opportunities to build beneficial relationships, which is crucial in today's connection-oriented economy. As a successful leader, you have a great deal to gain by spending quality networking time with like-minded peers. That's why we're adding fun social activities so you can forge new and meaningful connections. Here are a few moments to look forward to:

Morning Networking Coffees Grab a cup of coffee, enjoy light refreshments and spend quality time connecting with peers, presenters and sponsors.

Friday Networking Happy Hour Unwind after a mind-expanding day of information and share tips with leaders from across the country. The first drink is on us!

Daily Workouts The boss needs to work out, too! Try out the hottest products, equipment and programs while setting yourself up for a healthy day.

IDEA Success Academy

One thing we've recognized over the years is how important it is to learn from the successes and failures of others. In other words, why reinvent the ab wheel if you don't have to? This is why the IDEA Success Academy is such a wonderful offering. On Friday, July 17, be part of a ground-floor movement to replicate success in impactful ways. The IDEA Success Academy lets you learn from entrepreneurs and inspirers who have uncovered the secrets to building successful careers, businesses and lives. Sometimes, in order to succeed, you need to alter your thinking and fuel your future with best practices, lessons and informed predictions. We're confident you'll walk away empowered and ready to launch your dreams into a new reality. Among this year's presenters and sessions:

  • Todd Durkin, MA, Create WOW in Your Business and Life
  • Darren Hardy, The Productivity Strategies of Superachievers
  • Randy Hetrick, Expand Your Brand Beyond Expectations
  • Sol Orwell, Game-Changing Ideas From a Serial Entrepreneur
  • Kimberly Spreen-Glick, Breaking Your Barriers to Success
  • SGT. KEN®, Road to Resilience: Turn Stress Into Strength
  • Shannon Fable, Get Out of Your Own Way

IDEA World encapsulates the best of global fitness and wellness in the pursuit of a stronger, fitter and healthier tomorrow. Join your peers for an experience that will revolutionize your corner of the world. We hope to see you there!

To learn more about any of these groundbreaking fitness events or about the IDEA World Convention, call an IDEA Inspired Service representative at 800-999-4332, ext. 7, or read more in the enclosed brochure or online at www.ideafit.com/fitness-conferences/idea-world-fitness-convention.

In good health,

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