Where the World Comes Together

2016 IDEA ® World Convention July 13-17, at L.A. LIVE.

By Ryan Halvorson
Feb 17, 2016

Seth Godin, author, speaker and entrepreneur says that a tribe “is a group of people connected to one another, connected to a leader, and connected to an idea. For millions of years, human beings have been part of one tribe or another. A group needs only two things to be a tribe: a shared interest and a way to communicate” (

Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us,

Portfolio 2008).

In just a few months, a tribe of more than 14,000 people from 60 countries will descend on the IDEA World Convention in Los Angeles with a focused mission: to learn, connect and discover new ways to help others through fitness, wellness and nutrition.

It is truly where the world comes together.

This 32nd consecutive edition of IDEA World will feature 200 of the brightest minds in fitness leading over 370 sessions on personal training, group exercise, indoor cycling, nutrition, behavior change, online marketing, business management—and everything in between. Stellar education aside, what makes this fitness event so special is the overwhelming energy and inspiration that is barely contained within the walls of the prime Los Angeles Convention Center/LA Live venue. The fitness event promises a truly in-depth and incomparable experience that will give you the tools, techniques and insights to build a better, more fulfilling—and life-changing—career.

“I left IDEA World 2015 with a completely fresh and revitalized outlook,” says Janis Isaman, owner of My Body Couture in Calgary, Alberta. “From the first round of applause at the Opening Ceremonies on Thursday morning to the final moments of the international delegates’ reception on Saturday night, IDEA delivered the required information, along with hair-raising inspiration, fresh fitness news, old friends, astonishing sights, tastes and sounds, and, of course, sweat. I loved the energy and the opportunities and am looking forward to IDEA 2016!”

Exciting Times Ahead

IDEA World is loaded with the fuel you need to take your passion to the next level. Here are some highlights planned for this year’s fitness event:

  • Always one of the most inspirational experiences at the convention, the

    Opening Ceremonies

    will feature a keynote from

    Chicken Soup for the Soul

    creator Jack Canfield, MS, who will share his proven secrets for unlocking peak performance and optimal success in all areas of life. P90X® creator and fitness personality Tony Horton will be honored with the IDEA Jack LaLanne Award, presented by Elaine LaLanne. And Jenna Wolfe, most recently the

    TODAY

    show’s lifestyle and fitness correspondent, will present the IDEA Fitness Inspiration Award to Amy Van Dyken-Rouen, six-time Olympic champion in swimming. In 2014, Dyken-Rouen suffered a paralyzing spinal-cord injury, which inspired her to develop a foundation to support others with similar injuries.
  • An IDEA World favorite, the 2016

    Showcase Room

    will feature pulse-pounding workouts led by fitness rock stars—including Jillian Michaels, Tony Horton, Natalie Jill, Cassey Ho and Todd Durkin, MA.
  • The highly acclaimed

    IDEA Success Academy

    returns, giving attendees a chance to learn from some of the top minds in fitness what it takes to build a superior brand. Other intensive, focused programs include the brand-new daylong

    IDEA World Nutrition
    &
    Behavior Change Summit

    and 4-day

    IDEA World Club
    &
    Studio Summit

    (for more information, see the “New! IDEA World Club
    &
    Studio Summit” section in the enclosed IDEA World brochure).
  • The competition will get fierce as attendees participate in a variety of physical and mental challenges throughout the fitness event. Back for another year, the

    IDEA Summer Games,

    powered by SPRI®, will push participants to their limits in hopes of taking home gold, silver or bronze. Attendees will also have many chances to win an IDEA Inspiration Medal in other contests throughout the convention. New this year is the Epic Series Challenge—a first-ever functional obstacle course.
  • The

    IDEA World Fitness
    &
    Nutrition Expo Hall

    will be better than ever, with products, education, technology, apparel, food and more from 300 top companies. Be on hand for new-product launches and networking opportunities with industry leaders.

Expand Your Knowledge Base With Pre- and Post-conference Options

Get specialized training and a certificate of completion with preconference and postconference courses. (For more information, see www.ideafit.com/world.)


PRECONFERENCES; WEDNESDAY, JULY 13


Schwinn® Cycling: Indoor Cycling Instructor Certification


with Jeffrey Scott and Amy Dixon


NASM®: Excelling at Group Personal Training


with Rick Richey, MS


ACE®: Coaching Behavior Change Workshop


with Jessica Matthews, MS


Halo® Training: Building Intensive Interval Programs


with Merrithew™ Faculty


BOSU®: Complete Workout System Certification


with Candice Brook, Douglas Brook, MS, and Shannon Fable


Functional Aging Specialist Certification Course


with Dan Ritchie, PhD, and Cody Sipe, PhD


Effective and Complete Program Design for the Fitness Professional—the 4Q Model of Programming


with Michol Dalcourt


BollyX®: The Bollywood Workout—Instructor Training


with Minal Mehta, Shahil Patel and Fen Tung


TriggerPoint





Myofascial Compression





Techniques: The Evolution of Foam Rolling


with Kyle Stull, MS


EXOS®: Train Like an Athlete: The Coach’s Guide to Improved Sports Performance


with Brent Callaway, MS


Total Barre





: Create Great Choreography to Music


with Merrithew Faculty


Build a Stronger Business and Life in 12 Months—Work Smarter, Not Harder!


with Trina Gray


Gray Institute®: Low-Back Pain—Assessing and Progressing for Performance


with Brett Bloom, DPT


Cutting-Edge Training Methodology for Achieving Optimal Body Composition


with Charles Poliquin


POSTCONFERENCES: SUNDAY, JULY 17


POP Pilates®: Instructor Training Course


with Jules Fultz


Jillian Michaels BODYSHRED





: Instructor Certification


with Kendell Hogan


BOSU®: Beyond Balance—Keys to Anti-Aging


with Erika Quest and Bernadette O’Brien, MA


CIZE® LIVE: Instructor Training Workshop


with Joie Walsh


Metabolic Conditioning: Myths, Mysteries and Monster Workouts


with Len Kravitz, PhD, and Tony Nuñez, MS

For more information, see www.ideafit.com/world.

Event at a Glance

When: Wednesday, July 13-Sunday, July 17, 2016
Where: Los Angeles Convention Center
Preconference sessions: Wednesday, July 13
Postconference sessions: Sunday, July 17
Accommodations: JW Marriott Hotel Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE.

To receive the IDEA rate, you must make your reservation by June 16.

Early-bird pricing deadline: June 3—save $70!

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Event at a Glance

When: Wednesday, July 13-Sunday, July 17, 2016
Where: Los Angeles Convention Center
Preconference sessions: Wednesday, July 13
Postconference sessions: Sunday, July 17
Accommodations: JW Marriott Hotel Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE.

To receive the IDEA rate, you must make your reservation by June 16.

Early-bird pricing deadline: June 3—save $70!

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Ryan Halvorson

Ryan Halvorson is an award-winning writer and editor. He is a long-time author and presenter for IDEA Health & Fitness Association, fitness industry consultant and former director of group training for Bird Rock Fit. He is also a Master Trainer for TriggerPoint.

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