INSPIRED35! at the IDEA® World Convention

May 19, 2017


Come and celebrate all that’s innovative, fun and inspiring in our industry.

We cannot wait to honor IDEA’s 35th anniversary with you in an unprecedented way at the IDEA World Convention next month (July 19–23) in Las Vegas! Can you feel the energy building for the most electrifying fitness, nutrition and business gathering on the planet?

Since its inception in 1982, IDEA Health & Fitness Association has aimed to build a community of like-minded professionals into the driving force behind greater health and wellness worldwide. Nowhere is this more evident than at IDEA World, where over 10,000 personal trainers, group fitness instructors, club and studio owners/managers, and health, nutrition and mind-body professionals from all corners of the industry—and 60 countries—gather to discover trusted and innovative ways to enhance the health and wellness of the clients, customers and communities they serve.

This year’s event promises an even more in-depth experience than ever, giving you tools, techniques and insights to build a better, more fulfilling, life-changing career. In addition to offering great education—more than 335 cutting-edge sessions led by 225 of the most talented experts in fitness, business, nutrition and behavior change—IDEA will pull out all the stops to mark its 35th anniversary with a variety of unparalleled inspirational experiences and high-energy celebrations. Did we mention you have the opportunity to earn up to 23 CECs in one weekend?

Here is a small sampling of what you can expect from this year’s event.

Enjoy the Passion-Packed Opening Ceremonies

“Become a Superachiever” keynote. This year’s convention will kick off at the Opening Ceremonies with a shot-in-the-arm keynote by Darren Hardy, former publisher and editor of SUCCESS magazine, who has spent hundreds of hours interviewing and learning from the world’s most successful achievers. At IDEA World, he wants to share what he’s learned with you so that you can become a more productive, game-changing professional.

Hardy will also lead a breakout session during the IDEA World Club & Studio Summit.

Recognition for the year’s greatest inspirations. The Opening Ceremonies will continue with Todd Durkin, MA, longtime IDEA presenter and owner of Fitness Quest 10, receiving the 2017 IDEA Jack LaLanne Award, presented by Elaine LaLanne; and with Nick Ekbatani, MBA, being honored as the 2017 IDEA Fitness Inspiration Award recipient. A lifelong athlete, Ekbatani suffered a catastrophic accident resulting in the amputation of his left leg below the knee and now spends his time inspiring others as a cycling and group fitness instructor in Los Angeles.

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 be bringing the event back this year, with even more highlights and deep-cut 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 launched and developed successful fitness businesses. In true IDEA style, these leaders will provide an array of tools and actionable steps you can implement immediately.

To enrich this year’s experience, we’re adding opportunities to build beneficial relationships, crucial in today’s connection-oriented economy. Often it really is who you know and how you leverage it. 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 where you can forge new and meaningful connections. Anticipate building strong relationships with industry peers during morning networking coffees, a happy hour on Friday evening and daily workouts.

IDEA World Nutrition & Behavior Change Summit

The IDEA World Nutrition & Behavior Change Summit is back for a second year—and it has grown! We’ve added a second day for a double dose of the latest in evidence-based nutrition and behavior-change science. Top nutrition researchers, behavioral experts and chefs will reveal the skillpower you need to catalyze effective and sustainable lifestyle change in your clients. All summit sessions are included in your full IDEA World registration or can be purchased as a separate 2-day ticket. Position yourself to transform lives by learning motivational-interviewing skills, taking a penetrating took at today’s nutrition research and attending live cooking demos by acclaimed chefs who will inspire you to get creative in the kitchen.

The Nexus of Fitness Industry Products and Trends

Be the first to explore over 300 of the top industry brands in fitness, nutrition, technology and wellness at the IDEA World Fitness & Nutrition Expo, a one-stop shopping extravaganza featuring all the latest in food and fitness trends, education and programming. And that’s just the beginning. The Expo is also home to the IDEA World Showcase Arena—with signature workouts led by Tony Horton and other fitness celebrities—as well as the brand-new IDEA World Mega Circuit.

Continuing its expansion, the Expo’s Nutrition Pavilion is expected to showcase snacks and food options from more than 100 companies—up from 75 last year. Plus, the Pavilion will feature live cooking demos from expert chefs, opportunities to learn about the latest innovations from top brands, and more.

Make sure you bring an extra empty duffel bag to stock up on all the nutrition, apparel, tech and equipment goodies set to fill this year’s hall.

Invest in Yourself. Register Today!

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!

Yours in good health,

Kathie & Peter Davis

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