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IDEA® World Convention Ready to Reunite the Fitness Industry

In-person inspiration returns as IDEA celebrates its 40th anniversary.

IDEA World Convention

SAN DIEGO, June 14, 2022 – Fitness professionals are ready to reset and create a new path forward for millions of people who need help connecting to health. As the world continues to find its balance in a transformed wellness landscape, IDEA® World Convention returns to live, in-person education at the Las Vegas Convention Center, July 20-24.

This annual fitness celebration is entering its fourth decade as the essential convention for personal trainers, group fitness instructors, gym owners and those who value the life-altering benefits of a strong body and mind.

“IDEA® World has always set the pace for the fitness industry,” said Ryan Halvorson, IDEA’s director of event programming. “Dozens of exercise, nutrition, mind-body and wellness trends were launched at our event over the past many years. From our legwarmer legacy to our current leadership role in helping our members reestablish themselves after a tough 2-1/2 years, we’re ready to learn, celebrate and reunite with our global fitness family.”

This year’s much-anticipated reunion is steeped in IDEA Health & Fitness Association’s reputation for providing “next-day ready” workshops and workouts that keep fitness professionals and their clients at the top, thriving. With four decades of success to pull from, IDEA’s members are confident co-creators in their communities, and authentic influencers on social media and in real life.

This year’s highlights include:

  • A keynote by Tae Bo creator and pop culture phenom Billy Blanks, who will also receive the 2022 IDEA Jack LaLanne Award.
  • The ability to earn up to 24 continuing education credits approved by numerous certification agencies.
  • Specialty tracks that focus on the most pressing topics for today’s fit pros, including nutrition and behavior change, how to run a successful online business, and more.
  • Mind-body sessions supporting mental health that help participants reconnect with themselves so they can reconnect with others.
  • The IDEA World Fitness & Nutrition Expo, which includes hundreds of fitness, nutrition, apparel, wellness and technology brands.
  • The chance to network with industry stars and other fitness professionals and be re-inspired to stay the course and learn new ways to succeed.

“This year in particular, IDEA World Convention is primed and ready to reunite the fitness and wellness industry,” said Amy Boone Thompson, IDEA’s owner and chief executive officer. “For 40 years, we’ve taken our role as the most trusted professional association to heart, and we are looking forward to reminding our attendees, members and exhibitors how essential they are to the world’s overall wellness.”

Thompson said this year’s theme, “Limitless” is a nod to IDEA’s gold standard content, programs and products, as well as the unsung dedication of IDEA members, many of whom were forced to make tough decisions during the pandemic lockdown. “While we commemorate 40 years of inspiring the world to fitness, we also relish the opportunity to immerse people in the best the industry has to offer,” said Thompson, adding that the event is a chance to “reconnect, reenergize and regroup.”

“It’s a celebration of our industry’s primary placement on the wellness continuum,” Thompson said. “Being limitless means thriving in spite of challenges, reaching new heights of business success, and above all it means creating more impact for all humans who cherish health and wellness. IDEA’s mission is to inspire the inspirers—which is the number one benefit of attending— and to leave feeling reinvigorated and inspired.”

For more information, contact Joy Keller.

About IDEA Health & Fitness Association

IDEA Health & Fitness Association has served as the world’s leading organization of fitness and wellness professionals for 40 years. IDEA delivers world-class content, resources and continuing education to fitness professionals, business owners and allied health professionals via a vast content library, including the award-winning IDEA Fitness Journal. IDEA empowers fit pros through global conferences and more than 900 streaming videos and digital courses. IDEA FitnessConnect ℠, the largest national industry-wide directory, links over 275,000 fitness professionals to more than 40 million consumers. IDEA Members Inspire the World to Fitness® with passion and dedication in more than 80 countries. IDEA is owned by IDEAfit, Inc., a division of In-Out Fitness Solutions, Inc., and is headquartered in San Diego. Learn more at www.ideafit.com.


Joy Keller

Joy Keller is executive editor of IDEA Fitness Journal and IDEA Fit Business Success, and is also a certified personal trainer, indoor cycling instructor and yoga teacher (RYT 200). She has been working as a business to business journalist for more than 25 years and specializes in custom communication and content strategy/ production.

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