• IDEA® World Convention 2022 returns to in-person education July 20-24 in Las Vegas after a 2-year hiatus.
  • Billy Blanks, creator of Tae Bo® and inspirational fitness personality, to deliver keynote as well as accept the 2022 IDEA Jack LaLanne Award.
  • Event features more than 250 workouts, workshops, lectures and experiences—up to 24 CECs in 4 days!
  • IDEA World Fitness & Nutrition Expo connects attendees with the latest fitness and wellness products, services, technologies and experiences.
  • IDEA celebrates 40 years of educating and elevating the careers of fitness professionals.


SAN DIEGO, April 1, 2022 – The wait is over! After two years, IDEA® World Convention returns to in-person excellence at the Las Vegas Convention Center, July 20-24.  This powerhouse annual event is entering its fourth decade as the must-attend conference for personal trainers, group fitness instructors, fitness facility owners and anyone who loves to learn and wants to expand their relationship with health and wellness.

“While IDEA® World never took a break, and we enjoyed two years of successful virtual learning, we’re excited to share endorphins with our larger fitness family,” said Ryan Halvorson, IDEA’s director of event programming.

IDEA Health & Fitness Association, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary, has remained dedicated to helping the fitness industry navigate a difficult time, during which many gyms shuttered their doors, cutting people off from their health and wellness routines. Fitness professionals are eager to reconnect with top-level education that empowers them to make a lasting impact in their communities. This year’s highlights include:

  • More than 250 workouts, workshops, lectures and experiences.
  • An uplifting appearance by 2022 IDEA Fitness Inspiration Award recipient, Amy Purdy, the only double-leg amputee competing in snowboarding at the world-class level.
  • Ted Talk-inspired “Spotlight Talks” on trending topics, such as why habit formation doesn’t work for exercise, how to manage mental health, the future of wellness technology, equity and inclusion and more.
  • Unforgettable IDEA World Stage workouts featuring Aaron Turner of Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance, Les Mills superstar Cesar Velasquez and more.
  • The IDEA World Fitness & Nutrition Expo, which includes hundreds of fitness, nutrition, apparel, wellness and technology brands.
  • Special workouts and events to commemorate IDEA’s 40th anniversary.

“IDEA World Convention is the fitness and wellness industry’s primary professional homecoming,” says Amy Boone Thompson, IDEA’s vice president and general manager. “Nearly every trusted fitness professional and every recognized brand that wants to reach our professionals has attended or exhibited.”

Thompson calls the event “a rite of passage” for gold standard content, programs and products to find their way to global acceptance. “It’s so much more than an opportunity to dive deep into career refinement and advancement; it’s a chance to reconnect, reenergize and regroup,” she says. “It’s a celebration of our industry’s critical role in the wellness continuum. This year, as we commemorate 40 years of inspiring the world to fitness, we hope to remind all our attendees just how limitless they are.”

For more information, contact Joy Keller.


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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 40 years. We deliver world-class content and continuing education to fitness professionals, business owners and allied health professionals via our vast content library, including the award-winning IDEA Fitness Journal. We also power fit pros through our fitness, business and nutrition conferences, and with more than 900 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 to more than 40 million consumers. We Inspire the World to Fitness® with the passion and dedication of IDEA Members in more than 80 countries.