Amy Boone Thompson, owner and CEO of IDEA Health & Fitness Association, was recently invited to share her leadership insight for Club Solutions Magazine.

Thompson is the owner and chief executive officer of IDEA Health & Fitness Association, and is a three-decade career fitness professional, wellness advocate and business owner/leader. Amy has held every role—from practitioner to presenter to executive—and leads from a place of connection, service and purposeful impact. Her early experience training women to be the best versions of themselves in body, mind and spirit set the foundation for an incredible professional trajectory. 

 Amy was named the 2019 IDEA Fitness Leader of the Year before she took over as vice president and later CEO/owner. She was also a nominee in San Diego Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business, an award that recognizes dynamic women business leaders who have demonstrated significant contributions to the local economy.  She has served on numerous industry committees and currently sits on the California Fitness Alliance Advisory Council. Amy was just appointed as Vice Chair of the World Active Forum to work alongside the World Health Organization in uniting global efforts to promote physical activity. Her husband, Sean, and children Nia and Boone, along with a very supportive extended family, help keep her grounded and balanced.  

 Amy’s vision and thoughtful initiative continue to inspire her journey and success, both professionally and personally. Her entrepreneurial spirit, combined with her rich experience as a business and media executive, are the catalysts to her award-winning leadership. Amy fully embodies her tagline, “Fitness is my Business;” and is always seeking to empower and elevate others while co-creating global change. 

 The profile covers Thompson’s background growing up on a farm and playing basketball at George Mason University, as well as her experience stepping into a high-profile role during the pandemic. Read the advice she offers to fitness professionals.