San Diego, April 1, 2024 – IDEA® Health & Fitness Association, the world’s leading association for health and fitness professionals, announced today its collaboration with Vibes Music, the only fitness music app that offers licensed original artist music.

This strategic partnership provides IDEAfit+ members access to licensed, popular music by artists like Drake, Taylor Swift, Maroon 5, Selena Gomez, and thousands of others, organized by genre so users can easily and quickly create dynamic DJ style nonstop mixes for their fitness classes. With almost 2 million songs to choose from, the selection of music is updated weekly with new releases.

“This partnership was forged in response to our members consistently asking for support around music licensing,” says IDEA CEO and owner Amy Boone Thompson. “IDEA provides resources for our professionals and owners to help their businesses thrive and offering access to the Vibes Music app at a deeply discounted rate as part of our IDEAfit+ membership aligns perfectly with this goal and mission.

The VIBES app was developed by Denise Imbesi, former fitness pro and DJ who pioneered the launch of Muscle Mix Music as one of the first fitness music companies worldwide in 1988.

“I’ve been working in this industry my entire career and am so excited to be able to offer fit pros the one thing they’ve wanted and needed for years – original artist music formatted specifically for them,” said Imbesi. “It’s a total paradigm shift. It truly does change everything for fitness pros who use music for classes.”

The VIBES music app is available to IDEAfit+ members in the U.S. and Canada only. 

Learn more about IDEAfit+ here.

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About IDEA Health & Fitness Association   

IDEA® Health & Fitness Association has served as the world’s leading organization of fitness and wellness professionals for 43 years. We deliver world-class content and continuing education to fitness professionals, business owners and allied health professionals via our publications, including the award-winning IDEAFitness Journal.We also power fit pros through our fitness, business and nutrition conferences, and with hundreds of streaming videos and digital courses available on ideafit.com. Additionally, with IDEA FitnessConnect®, we have the largest national industry-wide directory linking over 275,000 fitness professionals. We Inspire the World to Fitness® with the passion and dedication of IDEA Members in more than 80 countries. 

About Vibes Music

Vibes Music is the only fitness music app that offers licensed original artist music. Vibes houses thousands of new, current, and classic songs by original artists, organized by genre and the music is updated weekly with new releases. Specifically designed for fitness pros, VIBES allows users to adjust the tempo of any song, as well as choose songs by beats per minute. Get real™ with Vibes Music: www.vibesmusicapp.com