by Kathie Davis and Peter Davis, CEO on Jul 07, 2013


Do you realize how powerful your work as a fitness professional is in transforming the world for the better? Your power—your purpose—is fueled by the inspiration that arises from deep inside you every day. It’s a stunning flow of energy that radiates outward to others, igniting their will to accomplish what they never thought possible. Your inspiration becomes their inspiration. Dividends get paid forward through each person they touch with the new light you’ve shown them.

Motivation is wonderful, but inspiration transcends it. As motivational speaker and self-help author Wayne Dyer once said, “Motivation is when you get hold of an idea and don’t let go of it until you make it a reality. Inspiration is the reverse—when an idea gets hold of you and you feel compelled to let that impulse or energy carry you along. You get to a point where you realize that you’re no longer in charge, that there’s a driving force inside you that can’t be stopped.”

IDEA expert author and educator Peter Twist, MSc, IDEA’s 2013 Inspiration Award recipient, knows this call well. He clearly remembers his young self walking home from grade school one day and understanding that he was destined for a “higher purpose.” Not fame or celebrity; rather, he felt a peaceful awareness that “my path would never totally be my own.”

Pete’s view of inspiration has evolved over time. “I have more respect and empathy for people’s challenges, and I understand everyone I meet has many layers. I also realize I won’t change the world—though I know it needs much more change than I used to understand. I can do my small part and will continue to take the biggest bite possible. I recognize more and more that [fitness professionals] are opening minds, igniting spirits and giving people permission to define their own paths.”

Fueling Your Inner Fire

The starting point to leading and inspiring others is to top off your personal inspiration tank. The 2013 IDEA World Fitness Convention™ is the ideal place to start! You can learn more from Pete Twist and a legion of the world’s finest fitness educators August 7–11 in Los Angeles. Inspiration awaits you at every turn.

Why your personal story is the most valuable asset you have. Do you know how to express your personal story in such a powerful way that it will change your clients’ lives—and your own? In this exhilarating keynote presentation, former NFL All-Pro Bo Eason will share how to create trust with your clients by capturing and physically embodying your own story.

Following his NFL career, Eason became a renowned Broadway playwright and performer, as well as a presence/story coach to some of the most successful people in the world. His play, Runt of the Litter, opened in New York to rave reviews, has toured over 50 cities nationally and is soon to be a major motion picture.

The Workout Kid. Only 12 years old, C.J. Senter is likely the youngest youth fitness instructor and child motivator ever to hit the scene. C.J. became known as The Workout Kid because of his determination to stay fit. After motivating and leading his Atlanta area football team to numerous victories, C.J. believed he could do the same for children and teens all over the world. Watch C.J. work his magic during the IDEA World Opening Ceremonies on August 8.

Your time to shine! The IDEA Inspiration Medals are back—and even better for 2013! Don’t miss your chance to receive an individual or team IDEA Inspiration Medal, along with the opportunity to win amazing prizes. To find out which sessions offer medals, look for the IDEA World Inspiration Medal icon.

We are counting the days until we see you in L.A.!

Yours in good health,

Kathie & Peter Davis

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About the Authors

Kathie Davis

Kathie Davis IDEA Author/Presenter

Kathie Davis is co-founder of IDEA Health & Fitness Association in San Diego.

Peter Davis, CEO

Peter Davis, CEO IDEA Author/Presenter

Peter Davis is co-founder of IDEA Health & Fitness Association.