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2017 IDEA World Fitness Award Finalists

By Alexandra Williams, MA | June 15, 2017 |

In setting after setting, from Europe to Southern California, from online videos to on-campus fitness rooms, in adversity and in action, the finalists for the 2017 IDEA World Fitness Awards exemplify all the diversity and excellence that exist in the world of fitness and health. Join us in recognizing the achievements of these nine personal trainers, fitness instructors and program directors.

2017 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year

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How to Fortify Your Purpose and Bolster Your Business

By Ryan Halvorson | December 12, 2016 |

It was 2014 and Jill McKay was at a critical juncture. For the past decade, she had thought of herself as "just a mom," yet recently the idea of founding a fitness organization had begun to consume her. The problem? McKay lacked both confidence and the know-how to get started. Soon, however, she'd find her first step—and the catalyst to fulfilling her aspirations—underneath the Christmas tree.

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Add Power to Your Purpose

By Ryan Halvorson | October 16, 2015 |

If knowledge is power, then IDEA Personal Trainer Institute is like a windmill farm of education. For the past many years, personal trainers, wellness professionals and entrepreneurs have come to this knowledge hub to learn from the industry’s top change agents so that they can gain inspiration, insights and the purpose necessary for a fulfilling and financially rewarding career.

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2015 IDEA World Fitness Convention™ A 5-Day Lesson in How to Bottle Lightning

By Joy Keller | September 19, 2015 |

It wasn’t the initial thunderclap outside the Los Angeles Convention
Center that grabbed everyone’s attention. In a noisy city like L.A., the
boom could easily have been a bus wheel thumping into a pothole. But
when lightning followed in staccato step with torrential rain and more
rumbling—and then even more dramatic bolts—people looked up. Real
“weather” of such force doesn’t often grace Southern California in any
season, much less in mid-July. This was something special.

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Fitness Leaders Transforming Lives

By IDEA Authors | August 28, 2015 |

We are just home from a remarkable week at the 2015 IDEA World Fitness Convention™! There is absolutely nothing more energizing than stepping into the epicenter of our industry and interacting with 12,000 fitness professionals who are transforming lives and changing the world every day. While our editors are busy producing an overview of the event in stories and photos for the next issue, we want to share one of the many highlights: celebrating the 2015 IDEA World Fitness Awards recipients!

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2015 IDEA World Fitness Awards Recipients

By April Durrett | August 16, 2015 |

Today’s fitness professionals know the importance of taking a holistic approach to health and wellness. It’s not enough to count push-ups or to program a list of sets and reps for clients. Many people are stressed out by life’s demands; the pros who truly have a positive influence are the ones who listen to their clients, understand what they need, help them improve their lives, and strive to create a deep bond of trust and respect.

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2015 IDEA World Fitness Awards Finalists

By April Durrett | June 19, 2015 |

Sometimes the difference between being unhealthy and becoming active is a helping hand—often the hand of a qualified fitness professional. Fitness pros around the world are using their education, their skills and, above all, their personal touch to encourage nonexercisers to embrace a healthy lifestyle. The 2015 IDEA World Fitness Awards finalists are veteran pros…

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Praise for IDEA Personal Trainer Institute™ East

By IDEA Authors | April 19, 2015 |

I have been to several IDEA conferences through the years (having been a member since IDEA’s inception) and I just have to say that I am proud to be apart of the IDEA family. The presenters and content at these conferences are top-notch ! I can always count on getting the most up-to- date health and fitness information delivered by extremely qualified instructors.

IDEA’s service has been invaluable to me as a fitness professional. You have continually challenged me to grow, learn and share my passion for fitness with others.

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Expand, Diversify and Evolve at the 2015 IDEA World Fitness Convention™

By Mary Monroe | March 17, 2015 |

Fitness pros have called the IDEA World Fitness Convention the most valuable investment of their careers because of the sheer volume and variety of learning opportunities packed into one weekend: over 375 cutting-edge lectures, workouts and workshops; over 200 world-renowned presenters; and over 300 top industry brands. All are specifically designed to help transform your future and to raise your earning potential. There are success strategies, hot topics, specialty areas and in-depth training for every kind of fitness pro.

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“The Super Bowl of Fitness”

By Mary Monroe | February 17, 2015 |

With over 12,000 personal trainers, group fifitness instructors, mind-body professionals, business owners and managers, and experts from every corner of the globe, the IDEA World Fitness Convention has been called “the Super Bowl of Fitness.” Fitness pros who attend gain valuable education and strategies to expand their skill sets; they discover diver- sity that evolves their careers or businesses; and they establish expert connections that open doors and offffer new opportunities.

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Entering a World of Wellness

By Joy Keller | January 19, 2015 |

Wellness is an umbrella term that covers many dimensions, including physical, social, emotional, spiritual, environmental, occupational and intellectual well-being. Like other wellness professionals, you probably strive to provide comprehensive programs that inspire clients to reach their goals while staying connected to life during that transformation. This year, focus on transforming yourself at the IDEA World Fitness Convention, July 15-19, at L.A. LIVE in downtown Los Angeles.

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Get an Edge on Training at the 2015 IDEA Personal Trainer Institute™

By Mary Monroe | December 9, 2014 |

Are you just starting a training business? Do you want to expand your training team or your programming? Would you like to build a stronger reputation for delivering extraordinary results? Is it time to develop a new market specialty area and multiply your earning potential? Whatever your next train- ing move is, you’ll find the edge you need at the 2015 IDEA Personal Trainer Institute.

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Smiles From the 2014 IDEA World Fitness Convention™

By IDEA Authors | October 23, 2014 |

Wow. In a word, that’s how I feel. I’ve been an IDEA member for 15 years. IDEA World Fitness is always outstanding, but this year was different. There was something in the air, and the only thing I could boil it down to was the word happy! Everyone was happy, with smiling and friendly faces. They were talking, collaborating, interacting and sharing. These actions dominated this year’s event and gave me a renewed excitement that I haven’t felt in years.

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