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“The Super Bowl of Fitness”

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 diversity that evolves their careers or businesses; and they establish expert connections that open doors and offer new opportunities.

This year’s convention will include more than 375 cutting-edge lectures, workouts and workshops, with up to 30 sessions offered in every time block, over 230 world-renowned presenters, and the potential to earn up to 30 CECs in one high-energy, action-packed weekend. Attendees can explore over 300 of the top industry brands in fifitness, nutrition, technology and wellness at the IDEA World Fitness & Nutrition Expo.

The convention will be held at L.A. LIVE in downtown L.A., home to the Grammys, Emmys and ESPYs, with plenty to do and see close by in Los Angeles or on excursions throughout sunny Southern California.

What to Watch For in 2015

This year’s convention will be bigger than ever, with not-to-bemissed highlights.

  • During the Opening Ceremonies, attendees will
    • hear keynote speaker Brendon Burchard, named “one of the top motivation trainers in the world,” share his secrets
      for creating a purposeful and meaningful life;
    • see Jenna Wolfe, certifified personal trainer and the TODAY show’s lifestyle and fitness correspondent, receive the 2015
      IDEA Jack LaLanne Award; and
    • celebrate with Anthony Robles, who will receive the 2015
      IDEA Fitness Inspiration Award. Anthony was born missing his right leg, but that didn’t stop him from becoming a three-time wrestling All-American and the 2011 NCAA Division I National Champion.
  • In the exciting IDEA World Showcase Room, dynamic fitness celebrities—including Beto Perez, Jillian Michaels, Jeanette Jenkins and Todd Durkin, MA—will lead live concert-style workouts.
  • The brand-new IDEA Success Academy will offffer attendees special sessions with top industry entrepreneurs, who will provide insider tips on how to turn your fitness passion into the life and business of your dreams.
  • In the IDEA-exclusive Nutrition Pavilion, attendees will fifind a wide variety of cutting-edge nutrition information, cooking celebrities, healthy eating tips and ideas from over 70 featured nutrition companies.
  • Health and fifitness bloggers will meet up for the second annual IDEA World Fitness BlogFest to trade tips, share support, and experience a keynote and live workout with Gabrielle “Gabby” Reece, former Women’s Beach Volleyball League star and fitness icon.
  • ThThe convention will focus on fifitness technology, including activity and nutrition trackers and wearables, apps for managing music, client programs and social media, new features for exercise equipment and much more.
  • Attendees will face offff in adrenaline-charged competition, with gold, silver and bronze medals awarded in the IDEA Summer Games, powered by SPRI®.
  • Creative contests throughout the convention will give attendees lots of chances to compete for the popular IDEA Inspiration Medals and other prizes.
  • The convention will kick offff with the Urban Party—the Bash of the Year, IDEA’s welcome party with drinks, dinner and dancing.

Every Kind of Session

The convention has the biggest, broadest selection of education in the industry, including more than 175 sessions geared to personal trainers. Here are just some of the topics and sessions on this year’s program (for many more available sessions, see www .ideafit.com/world):

Specific Populations, including Boomers and Older Adults, Women, Youth, Overweight and Obese Clients

Get focused skills to open up new markets.

  • Help Your Aging Clients Regain Flexibility and Mobility
  • BOSU®: Balance Basics and Beyond—Keys to Anti-Aging
  • No Bones About It! Best Programs for Osteoporosis
  • Working With the Overweight Client
  • Reshaping Youth Fitness
  • NASM®: Complete Exercise Program Design for Older Adults
  • Weight Gain During Menopause—Emerging Research

Small Group/Boot Camp/HIIT

Learn to make the most of small-group, boot camp and HIIT sessions.

  • Circuit Training—New Science and HIIT Protocols Explored!
  • TRX®: Partner Fusion Workout
  • EXTREME Equipment-LESS Boot Camp
  • NASM®: HIIT or HVIT? Which Do You Do and Do You Know the Difference?
  • Tabata Bootcamp™—The Workout
  • The Shockwave Circuit: Finish Line Inferno!

Advanced Training Science and Research

Increase your skills in specialized training areas.

  • Isolation vs. Integration: The Continued Controversy
  • FMSTM: Making Smarter Choices for Corrective and
    Functional Exercise Programming
  • C.H.E.K Institute: Walking Tall—What Your Clients’ Gait
    Can Tell You Before They Even Speak!
  • Strategies to Stop Joint Pain Series—MELT® NeuroCore
  • TriggerPoint 2.0: Advanced Applications of Myofascial
    CompressionTM Techniques (MCT)

Group Fitness

Learn exciting new group fitness programs, techniques and tips.

  • Functional Barbell Strength: Reps, Integration, Power (RIP)
    by Power Music | Group Rx
  • Schwinn® Cycling: Tabata Tantrum
  • CorePower Yoga®: Theming and Language for Yoga
  • BollyX®—The Bollywood Workout
  • STOTT PILATES®: Body Weight Training

Marketing & Business for Fitness Professional Entrepreneurs

Get insider tips to drive new clients and higher revenue.

  • Million Dollar Personal Training Business
  • Think Inside the Box
  • 17 Social Media Tips for Your Fitness Career
  • Perform Better®: Explode Your Sales to Record Levels!

Strategies for Business Owners, Fitness Managers and Program Directors

Increase earnings, productivity and customer satisfaction.

  • Creating a High Performance Culture in Your Club
  • Tackle the Top 5 Challenges Facing Managers Today

Personal and Professional Growth

Get inspired to reinvent your life and your career.

  • Tame Business Burnout for Good!
  • Living Your Vision, Passion and Business
  • Resilience Training for Fitness Professionals
  • The Credibility Factor for Women in Fitness


Help your clients meet their goals with smart nutrition strategies.

  • The Hidden Messages in Food
  • Precision Nutrition: How to Fix a Broken Diet—Three Ways
    to Get Your Eating on Track
  • Eating for Life: The Changing Needs of the Female Diet
  • Rethinking the 3,500 Calorie Rule

Fitness Technology

Learn how you can take advantage of all the latest apps, devices, programs and tech tools to boost results for you, your clients or your club.

Build Skills and Revenue With Preconference and Postconference Courses

Get specialized training and a certificate of completion with preconference and postconference courses. (For more information, see www.ideafit.com/world.)

Preconferences: Wednesday, July 15

  • Pilates Essentials for Personal Trainers, by Balanced Body® with Nico Gonzalez
  • FMSTM: Making Smarter Choices for Corrective and Functional Exercise Programming with Lee Burton, PhD, and Diane Vives, MS
  • BOSU®: Master Trainer Specialty Certification with Candice Brooks, Douglas Brooks, MS, and Shannon Fable
  • chwinn® Cycling: Instructor Certification with Julz Arney and Jeffrey Scott
  • TRX®: Multimodality Training Course, Level 2 with Michael Piercy and Derek Snowden
  • NASM®: Complete Exercise Program Design for Older Adults with Rich Fahmy, MS
  • Barre AboveTM, by Savvier® Fitness with Leslee Bender and Tricia Murphy-Madden
  • ACE®: Small-Group Training Workshop with Anthony Wall, MS
  • Eating for Life: The Changing Needs of the Female Diet with Kim Schwabenbauer, MS, RD
  • STOTT PILATES® Group MatworkTM Classes: Teaching Skills and Programming Choices with Merrithew Health & FitnessTM Faculty
  • Corrective Exercise Strategies to Move Better and Feel Better, by Balanced Body Fit® with Brian Richey and Nora St. John, MS
  • Book Yourself Solid® with Shannon Fable

Postconferences: Sunday, July 19

  • 3-D XTREMETM Certification, Powered by BOSU® with Candice Brooks and Greg Sellar
  • U-JAM Fitness® Instructor Certification with Susy C. Marks
  • illian Michaels BODYSHREDTM Instructor Certification with Kendell Hogan and Kenta Seki
  • Zumba®: Jump Start Gold with Joy Prouty
  • Introduction to Fluidity® Barre, Level 1 Certification with Michelle Austin

Sign Up Early for an L.A. Adventure

Get to know the streets and trails of L.A. by walking, hiking and biking in this year’s Los Angeles Adventures.

The Hollywood Walking Workout Adventure with Ken Alan
Count the stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and see the world-famous TCL Chinese theatre. Then, just steps from the city, head into the popular backcountry Runyon Canyon hike, with spectacular views of Los Angeles, from the mountains to the beaches and beyond.

Hollywood Hills Hike with Bikes and Hikes LA
Follow the best trails to the top of the Hollywood Hills for an incredible 360-degree view of the L.A. Basin. Get up close and personal with the iconic Hollywood sign, and take an insider’s tour of the newly restored Griffith Park Observatory.

Legendary Beverly Hills Bike Tour with Bikes and Hikes LA
Enjoy a scenic adventure through L.A.’s most exclusive enclaves: Beverly Hills, Bel-Air and West Hollywood. Ride along Rodeo Drive and past fabled homes, plus enjoy a walking tour of the gardens and grounds of a Beverly Hills estate featured in countless films.

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