Let’s face it. Although humans are creatures of habit, if we don’t make exercise fun and mix it up every once in a while we are not going to stick with it. One way to keep workouts fresh and fun is to develop unique programming that cannot be found elsewhere. Freshen up your tool box and get creative class ideas at the IDEA World Fitness Convention™ August 7-11 in Los Angeles. There are loads of orignial sessions from which you can cull class ideas. Here are a few examples:

1. Indo-Row®

Indo-Row is a one-of-a-kind rowing workout that will truly change the way you think about group exercise. Working in teams, partners and as one crew, you will get world-class coaching and a transforming total-body workout that will leave you begging for more. Easy to learn, Indo-Row is perfect for group exercise instructors and personal trainers. No rowing experience is necessary. Try Indo-Row® at session #210 with presenters Julz Arney, Josh Crosby and Doris Thews at the 2013 IDEA World Fitness Convention.

2. PowerFlow

This powerful yoga practice is designed for the fitness enthusiast and yogi alike. Enjoy both a mental and physical challenge as you cultivate awareness to build strength and stamina while lengthening and relieving stress from your body. Try PowerFlow at session #217 with presenter Rob Glick at the 2013 IDEA World Fitness Convention.

3. Krank BootCamp™

Experience Krank Boot Camp, a brand new spin on circuit training! See how adding Krankcycles as either upper-body strength or cardio stations complement traditional lower-body stations for a full-body blast of calorie-burning activity. This type of programming helps to restore upper-body balance and symmetry, increase strength and endurance, and effectively manage weight like never before. If you teach small group training, circuit training and boot camp programs, you’ll want to take this class. Try Krank BootCamp™ at session #218 with KrankCycle® Faculty at the 2013 IDEA World Fitness Convention.

4. CardioBOUNCE™

CardioBOUNCE is a high-energy interval training class that utilizes a rebounder and hand weights. Participants will experience cardiovascular segments mixed with muscle conditioning intervals. Experience this pre-choreographed workout that comes complete with modifications and choreography notes you can use in your classes. Try CardioBOUNCE™ at session #223 with presenter Aaron Scheller at the 2013 IDEA World Fitness Convention.


Experience firsthand how the mindful movement principles of the ZENÔÇóGA method are explored in a routine that brings calm and peace of mind, and strength and control to the body. This challenging mat-based program, developed by the Merrithew Health & Fitness team, includes all components of fitness training: the pace will rev up the cardiovascular system; the fluidity of the sequences will enhance flexibility; and the controlled stationary holds result in improved total-body strength and vitality. Try ZENÔÇóGA™ at session #250 with Merrithew Health & Fitness™ Faculty at the 2013 IDEA World Fitness Convention.

6. Flirty Girl Fitness

If you enjoy MTV and VH1, you’ll love the moves, the music and the magic of this dance style.. The easy-to-learn dance moves provide the perfect combination of cardio and strength training. You’ll feel like you’re part of a music video rather than in a cardio-crazy, core-chiseling, booty-toning, arm-sculpting workout class. Try Flirty Girl Fitness: The Teaser at session #311 with presenters Jennifer Hall and Mindy Mylrea at the 2013 IDEA World Fitness Convention.

7. LeBARRE by Lebert Fitness

Taking the hottest trend in dance-inspired conditioning and using a “make-sense progression” to create a format suitable for every level of exerciser, LeBARRE is a session like no other! Using the portable Lebert Equalizer™, this session combines balance, agility, resistance and working recovery into a challenging full-body workout. Use the exercises alone or in the unique sequencing patterns provided to create an entire LeBARRE program! No dance experience or pink tights required! Try LeBARRE by Lebert Fitness at session #403 with presenter Jennifer Hall at the 2013 IDEA World Fitness Convention.

8. Bollywood Step

International fitness star Sarina Jain takes you back to the day with the repeaters, around the worlds, and turn steps with Bollywood Step. Bringing it back to the basics, you will experience moves you already know with an Indian twist! Try Masala Bhangra® presents Bollywood Step at session #410 with presenter Sarina Jain at the 2013 IDEA World Fitness Convention.

9. TRX®: Body Blast

This empowering group strength workout set to music will hit your entire body and switch on your core like nothing you’ve ever encountered. The heart of the workout includes demanding exercises for lower- and upper-body strength and some additional moves that specifically target the core. This dynamic and high energy class is characterized by fun and smooth transitions using exercises that can be adapted to challenge every participant. Try TRX®: Body Blast at session #430 with presenter Dan McDonogh at the 2013 IDEA World Fitness Convention.

10. ShockWave Circuit

Don’t miss your chance to learn how to teach the ULTIMATE group fitness workout. Build community, interaction, competition, retention and adherence. ShockWave Circuit is easy to teach, simple to do, but unique in the way it brings out the athlete and competitive spirit in every client in every workout. Take home ideas that can be executed with minimal equipment and be done indoors, outdoors, in the park or on the basketball court! Bring your attitude and be prepared to sweat! Try ShockWave Circuit at session #440 with presenters Jay Blahnik, Josh Crosby, Paul Katami, Angela Leigh, Jeffrey Scott and Doris Thews at the 2013 IDEA World Fitness Convention.

11.Les Mills BODYCOMBAT®

24 Hour Fitness, Les Mills and Beachbody collaborate to bring you an IDEA World Showcase Room sensaton: the original club martial arts program Les Mills BODYCOMBAT. This heart-pumping workout with a dynamic mixture of resistance and aerobic training, features the latest trends in mixed martial arts and the inspiration for Beachbody’s at home workout Les Mills COMBAT®. Learn powerful moves from boxing, kickboxing/muay thai, taekwondo, capoeira, karate and jiu-jitsu. Try 24 Hour Fitness presents Les Mills BODYCOMBAT® at session #467 with presenters Josef Mathews, Jericho McDuffie and Ingrid Owen at the 2013 IDEA World Fitness Convention.

12. Drums Alive®

This urbanized dance and drum celebration delivers excitement for a new generation. A high-octane workout designed to burn calories, tone the body and stimulate the brain, Street Beats brings the rhythms and moves from the street creating a new dance experience. If you want a fresh approach to fitness, this program is your answer. Street Beats will add a new dimension of fun to your workout and will keep clients coming back for more! Warrior Workout! Try Drums Alive® at session #468 with presenter Carrie Ekins, MA at the 2013 IDEA World Fitness Convention.


PILOXING is a nonstop, interval fusion of standing Pilates, boxing and dance that will push you past your limits. PILOXING incorporates cutting-edge research and fitness techniques to burn maximum calories, build lean muscles and increase stamina. This session includes a full-length workout with brand-new Round 2 choreography and an overview of the methodology and signature PILOXING moves that make the blend of these disciplines such an effective workout. Try PILOXING® at session #473 with presenter Viveca Jensen at the 2013 IDEA World Fitness Convention.

14. Animal Flow X

Cross-training goes primal. Blend dynamic body weight movement with modern athletic training. This nontraditional approach integrates strength, endurance, flexibility, mobility and power for total-body mastery and the ultimate fit physique. Animal Flow X fuses dynamic movements crossed with body weight squats, lunges, hinges and plyometrics, thus challenging balance and coordination for bigstrength gains. Try Equinox® Presents Animal Flow X at session #543 with presenters LaShaun Dale, MPH, Mike Fitch and Lisa Wheeler at the 2013 IDEA World Fitness Convention.

15. WERQ™

Experience WERQ, the fiercely fun dance fitness class based on chart-topping pop, rock and hip-hop music and high-energy dance steps. The WERQ warm-up previews the steps to be used in class and the cool-down combines yoga-inspired static stretching with balance poses. WERQ’s “3Q1” method of cuing ensures participants follow along with ease for a uniquely effective, calorie-crushing WERQout. Are you ready to WERQ? Try Werq™ at session #553 with presenters Julie Steffen and Haley Stone at the 2013 IDEA World Fitness Convention.

16. Zumba®Sentao™

Drag a chair onto the dance floor and you are ready to experience the amazing new Zumba Sentao program!. With innovative and expressive new moves, turn an everyday object into a strong, sexy dance partner! Get defined with unique resistance exercises designed to firm the buttocks, abs and arms while performing choreography to the sultry Zumba soundtrack. Try Zumba®Sentao™ at session #720 with presenters Adrianna Carr and Abraham Hernandez at the 2013 IDEA World Fitness Convention.

To check out a full listing of sessions offered at the IDEA World Fitness Convention download a brochure here.