IDEA Health & Fitness Association

IDEA Health & Fitness Association Join the world’s largest organization for fitness professionals. Inspiring the world to fitness®

IDEA Health & Fitness Association is the world’s leading organization of fitness and wellness professionals including personal trainers, group fitness instructors, fitness directors and fitness business owners. These professionals coach, train and influence millions of health-minded individuals. Through IDEA professionals in over 80 countries, we "Inspire the World to Fitness®." With the launch of

IDEA FitnessConnect, we have created the largest national industry-wide directory linking over 200,000 US fitness professionals to more than 16 million consumers. By providing verified profiles of fitness professionals, we give consumers confidence in their choice of fitness services while strengthening the credibility and professionalism of our industry. Follow us on Instagram:
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"Your body is your most priceless possession. Take care of it." 💪✨ These words from Jack LaLanne echo the essence of sel...
03/18/2024

"Your body is your most priceless possession. Take care of it." 💪✨

These words from Jack LaLanne echo the essence of self-respect and wellness. Because when we invest in ourselves, we're investing in our future.

🧘‍♀️ It’s safe to say, we all need more   in our daily lives.   Discover the truth about meditation—it's more than relax...
03/17/2024

🧘‍♀️ It’s safe to say, we all need more in our daily lives.

Discover the truth about meditation—it's more than relaxation; it's a powerhouse for self-discovery and equanimity. Meditation is a practice for cultivating discerning awareness, not just taking a spa day. Both concentrative meditation and mindfulness meditation can enhance focus and foster an inner balance.

Explore Meditation Basics with Shirley Eichenberger-Archer, JD, MA to dive deeper into how meditation and breathwork can contribute to a fuller, happier, and healthier life: https://hubs.ly/Q02pn7fG0

Shirley Eichenberger-Archer: Mindful Living 365

🍀 You make us feel lucky! Each new member of our growing IDEAfit community is like finding a four-leaf clover.   Happy S...
03/17/2024

🍀 You make us feel lucky! Each new member of our growing IDEAfit community is like finding a four-leaf clover.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

The IDEAfit Client Newsletter is here to simplify your life.  No more writer’s block when it comes to content creation –...
03/16/2024

The IDEAfit Client Newsletter is here to simplify your life.

No more writer’s block when it comes to content creation – our newsletter is filled with motivational and educational content that resonates with the same passion and commitment that you provide your clients. & you can customize it with your own branding!

Your IDEAfit membership includes features like Client Newsletter, social media and program design tools, plus thousands of articles, courses, access to insurance services, and more.

We have a plan for every professional. Explore membership options that fit your needs below.

Link: https://hubs.ly/Q02pmB6B0

Nutrition Trends: Buy or Bye? Discover which trendy products live up to their claims. Dive into insights from Matthew Ka...
03/15/2024

Nutrition Trends: Buy or Bye? Discover which trendy products live up to their claims.

Dive into insights from Matthew Kadey, MS, RD, as he examines the truth behind chickpea pasta, kimchi nutrition, kombucha, and alkaline water. What’s worth adding to your plate, and what’s just ‘hype?’

Read to discover: https://hubs.ly/Q02pmb1W0

03/13/2024

Happy 5-year work-a-versary to our incredible Steffi Habermann, IDEA’s event coordinator, and resident social butterfly! 🎉 Steffi has the extraordinary gift of spreading warmth and effusive energy in any space she enters. With boundless enthusiasm and effort, she's always ready to jump in and help.

Her attention to detail and ability to kindly keep things moving with a light, fun attitude are both truly exceptional. We are incredibly thankful for her contributions to our community! Join us in congratulating Steffi on her work-a-versary! 👏🏼

Get to know Steffi better (and discover some 'Steffi Stats') at the link here: https://hubs.ly/Q02pmXwm0

FREE gym management software? Yes, please.  Wodify loved seeing you at the IDEA & ASCM Health and Fitness Summit in Chic...
03/13/2024

FREE gym management software? Yes, please.

Wodify loved seeing you at the IDEA & ASCM Health and Fitness Summit in Chicago. They have decided to offer YOU access to their "Free Unlimited" tier - and yes, it’s completely free!

What’s in it for you?

✨ Unlock full access to all advanced gym management features.

✨ Seamless performance tracking for members.

✨ Convenient mobile app for gym clients on the go.

✨ Tools to boost client retention and revenue.

Wodify is here to support the functional fitness community, making gym management easier without adding to your costs.

Interested? Click below to schedule a call with the experts and start your journey with Wodify.

Link: https://hubs.ly/Q02p9D_30

Celebrating the Empowering Legacy of Florence 'Flo Jo' Joyner 🌟  From setting records to championing individuality, Flo ...
03/13/2024

Celebrating the Empowering Legacy of Florence 'Flo Jo' Joyner 🌟

From setting records to championing individuality, Flo Jo's impact transcends time. Her fearless spirit and unmatched style inspire us to break barriers and embrace fitness with passion.

Join us to honor her enduring legacy by empowering each other to reach new heights.

Fun Fact: Did you know Flo Jo was an IDEA Lifetime Achievement Award winner in 1999? 🏆

Industry Trend Tuesday: Cycle Barre 🩰 Want to infuse your program lineup with something fresh?   could be just what your...
03/12/2024

Industry Trend Tuesday: Cycle Barre 🩰

Want to infuse your program lineup with something fresh? could be just what your members are looking for.

A seamless blend of intense cycling and graceful barre moves creates an effective, powerful workout! The benefits of low-impact cardio paired with endurance-based postural training caters to all fitness levels. You can explore a sample class format designed to engage and challenge clients from beginning to end.

Embrace the fusion, add to your offerings, and keep your members coming back for more. Learn more in this article by IDEA award-winner and Irene McCormick, M.S, CSCS: https://hubs.ly/Q02p8-PG0

03/12/2024

Join IDEA for the fitness event of the year in the vibrant city of Los Angeles! 🌴💪

July 10–14, an exceptional journey awaits. Engage with the essential fitness elements of knowledge, community, and inspiration while immersing yourself in the sun-drenched streets and iconic landmarks of LA. From the gorgeous vistas of the Hollywood Hills to the electric energy of LA Live, this is your opportunity to experience the best of fitness and leisure in one unforgettable trip.

Join us for four days of groundbreaking education, dynamic networking, and boundless inspiration as we unite to Inspire the World to Fitness®. 🌍 And when the days wind down, immerse yourself in the city's endless experiences: explore the golden shores of Venice Beach, dance the night away in Hollywood, or indulge in world-class cuisine in Downtown LA.

Register today (and ask about group discounts): ️https://hubs.ly/Q02p70dQ0

🚨⏰ Last chance alert! Submit your nomination for the 2024 IDEA World Fitness Awards!  It's time to nominate someone (or ...
03/11/2024

🚨⏰ Last chance alert! Submit your nomination for the 2024 IDEA World Fitness Awards!

It's time to nominate someone (or yourself) for the following awards:

🏆 IDEA Fitness Leader of the Year

🏆 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year

🏆 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year

🏆 IDEA Emerging Trailblazer of the Year

Submit your nominations by THIS FRIDAY, March 15, 2024.

Apply here: https://hubs.ly/Q02nQwNY0 💫

Doris Thews

It's through consistent action that habits are formed, paving the way for your journey – in fitness, and in life.       ...
03/11/2024

It's through consistent action that habits are formed, paving the way for your journey – in fitness, and in life.

It’s   for our   - massage edition! 🌿👐 Treat yourself and your clients to the ultimate self-care Sunday with these top-n...
03/10/2024

It’s for our - massage edition! 🌿👐

Treat yourself and your clients to the ultimate self-care Sunday with these top-notch recovery tools. Whether you are easing post-workout soreness or simply unwinding after a long day, these tools will have your back (literally). 😉

Check out the article below to discover the perfect self-care companions:

- Explore various massage tools tailored to your needs.

- Find affordable options without compromising quality.

- Learn about effective techniques like shiatsu, foam rolling, and trigger point massage.

Link: https://bit.ly/4a8Gzg3

Invest in your well-being today – you deserve it. 💆‍♂️💆‍♀️

Elevate your coaching with fit tech data. ⌚️ Dive into the world of wearables with these 5 expert tips from Lee Jordan, ...
03/09/2024

Elevate your coaching with fit tech data. ⌚️

Dive into the world of wearables with these 5 expert tips from Lee Jordan, MS. As fitness pros, we're bridging the gap between data and meaningful results, creating client engagement along the way. 💪

5 ways to engage clients with data from wearables:

1. Cultivate Connection: Effective coaching hinges on building trust and connection, with wearable data serving as a tool to facilitate meaningful interactions and emotional bonds between coaches and clients, offering real-time acknowledgment and encouragement, while also fostering community engagement through shared activities and challenges.

2. Cultivate Motivation: Understanding that humans inherently seek autonomy and self-efficacy, wearables serve as a tool for motivation through data collection, yet effective coaching requires contextualizing this data and prompting clients with open-ended questions to spark autonomy and meaningful reflection in their wellness journey.

3. Cultivate Self-Compassion: Cultivating self-compassion is crucial for sustainable change, especially in utilizing data effectively with clients, as it encourages proactive behaviors and a nonjudgmental approach, emphasizing the importance of guiding conversations with open-ended questions to foster clients' self-determined reflection on the data's value.

4. Cultivate Strengths: Clients tend to focus on negativity due to an evolutionary bias, but as coaches, we encourage recognition of strengths by highlighting positive outcomes and prompting reflection on strengths utilized, ultimately fostering growth and progress.

5. Cultivate Commitment to Action: True power lies not in possessing knowledge or data, but in applying them effectively to drive action and facilitate self-directed change, emphasizing the importance of understanding personal relevance and utilizing active listening to guide clients towards committed actions.

Link to the full article: https://bit.ly/49BqrUl

🎉 In March we celebrate   and the start of  !  🤝 Join us as we celebrate the achievements of   and beyond. Together, we ...
03/08/2024

🎉 In March we celebrate and the start of !

🤝 Join us as we celebrate the achievements of and beyond. Together, we can empower each other and redefine what's possible.

03/07/2024

Have you heard about IDEA Fit Tips? It's our monthly e-newsletter packed with essential insights and strategies to elevate your fitness career. Whether you're a personal trainer, group fitness instructor, or program manager, this e-newsletter is tailored just for you. 📩

Here's what you can expect:

🔍 Up-to-date news and research

💡 Program design tips

📈 Business and management advice

💪 Group exercise inspiration

🤝 Coaching strategies

👴 Functional aging insights

🧘‍♀️ Mind-body practices

With close to 200,000 professionals already benefiting from IDEA Fit Tips, it's your turn to join the movement!

Don't miss out on exclusive members-only content, now shared for FREE in our e-newsletter!

📰 Opt in today and let's inspire the world to fitness, together. 💪

Click here for more information about Fit Tips and our other publications: https://bit.ly/3V9jo0S

Every Wednesday in March, IDEA celebrates trailblazing women in fitness during  !Today we're spotlighting Jane Fonda, a ...
03/06/2024

Every Wednesday in March, IDEA celebrates trailblazing women in fitness during !

Today we're spotlighting Jane Fonda, a true pioneer in the . From her iconic workout videos to her advocacy for women's health, she's inspired generations to prioritize fitness.

Today, she continues to empower others to live their healthiest lives. Let's honor the Jane Fonda legacy and the countless women making strides in fitness every day.

03/05/2024

Ready to effortlessly revolutionize your fitness business? Dive into our latest webinar to learn how you can unlock the full potential of the IDEAfit Program Builder.

GymCloud owner and CEO Kenton Boutwell joins IDEA to explore Program Builder’s cutting-edge features, give you insider tips, and answer audience questions about this all-in-one app experience.

✨ Discover customizable exercise libraries, workouts, and programs.

✨ Learn how to optimize client offerings for both in-person and online training.

✨ Explore monetization strategies and upgrade options to expand revenue streams.

✨ Gain practical tips and step-by-step guidance on how to use this tool with clients.

IDEAfit Program Builder is a pro-business tool that’s included in your IDEAfit+ Membership. Not yet an IDEA member? Join IDEAfit+ today!

Link here for the full webinar: https://bit.ly/3wxIUCv

Exercise surpasses physicality —it's a therapeutic journey that invigorates the mind, body, and soul. 🧘🏽‍♀️             ...
03/04/2024

Exercise surpasses physicality —it's a therapeutic journey that invigorates the mind, body, and soul. 🧘🏽‍♀️

Recognize any of these powerhouse  ?  March marks the beginning of  , and we're celebrating the incredible contributions...
03/01/2024

Recognize any of these powerhouse ?

March marks the beginning of , and we're celebrating the incredible contributions of women in the fitness industry! 💪🏼

From trailblazing step aerobics instructors to the visionary business leaders of today, women have played an essential role in shaping the industry. We will always honor their dedication, passion, and unwavering commitment to inspiring the world to fitness.

We look forward to seeing all women in fitness continue to inspire and empower their communities, pursuing progress and innovation in this industry. Stay tuned throughout March as we celebrate women in fitness!

In order from left to right – top to bottom

Diana Nyad, Amy Boone Thompson, Keli Roberts Fitness

Donna Richardson, Jane Fonda

Elaine Lalanne, Chalene Johnson, Florence Griffith Joyner (Flo Jo)

It’s the last day of  ... What are your love languages? ❤️
02/29/2024

It’s the last day of ... What are your love languages? ❤️

It’s time again for the “Academy Awards of Fitness.” Don’t miss the opportunity to nominate a deserving   for the 2024 I...
02/28/2024

It’s time again for the “Academy Awards of Fitness.” Don’t miss the opportunity to nominate a deserving for the 2024 IDEA World Fitness Awards!

Are you or someone you know influencing and changing the fitness landscape? Award winners will be honored and recognized at 2024 IDEA World in the following categories:

💪 IDEA Fitness Leader of the Year

🤝 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year

🙌 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year

🫵 IDEA Emerging Trailblazer of the Year

If this isn’t you yet, please encourage someone you think is qualified to submit their application. If this is you, let’s recognize your industry achievements! Submit your application before the deadline March 15, 2024: https://hubs.ly/Q02msDDJ0

Lacee Green

What are your practices as a pro for a healthy heart? 💓  Elevate your heart health during   with these 10 guiding princi...
02/27/2024

What are your practices as a pro for a healthy heart? 💓

Elevate your heart health during with these 10 guiding principles from the American Heart Association:

1. Balance energy intake for a healthy weight.

2. Embrace a rainbow of fruits and veggies.

3. Opt for whole grains over refined ones.

4. Prioritize healthy proteins like plant-based options, fish, and lean meats.

5. Choose liquid plant oils over tropical oils and animal fats.

6. Opt for minimally processed foods.

7. Cut down on added sugars.

8. Limit salt intake.

9. Be mindful of alcohol consumption.

10. Stick to these tips wherever you dine!

Dive into the deeper heart-focused details with Matthew Kadey's heart-y article (pun intended): https://hubs.ly/Q02lKTv30

 : Navigating Tax Season for Fitness Pros! 💡 Dive into this article by Mark Battersby for expert tips on fitness tax pre...
02/27/2024

: Navigating Tax Season for Fitness Pros! 💡

Dive into this article by Mark Battersby for expert tips on fitness tax prep. Whether you're filing as a sole proprietor, S corp., or facing the independent contractor conundrum, we've got you covered. 💪

Don't miss out on crucial strategies to minimize your tax bill and stay audit-proof. Read the article linked below to prepare for this year’s tax season. 📑

Link: https://hubs.ly/Q02lK_sH0

Registration is OPEN for 2024 IDEA® World 🌎 July 10-14, in Los Angeles!  You have a calling to help people move toward i...
02/26/2024

Registration is OPEN for 2024 IDEA® World 🌎 July 10-14, in Los Angeles!

You have a calling to help people move toward improved quality of life through movement and wellness. Whether you’re a who motivates clients to move more effectively, a encouraging students to move with joy or a owner/manager looking to implement new and improved business strategies, your success relies on:

🧠 KNOWLEDGE,

👥 COMMUNITY, and

✨ INSPIRATION.

At IDEA World, you’ll find the spark to aspire to greater heights. This isn’t just a 4-day educational event—it’s a celebration of enthusiasts and professionals designed to Inspire the World to Fitness®.

Register early to save the most money: https://hubs.ly/Q02m8qkl0

Day 2 of the 2024 IDEA & ACSM Health & Fitness Summit was unforgettable. The energy you brought to the Hilton Chicago wa...
02/24/2024

Day 2 of the 2024 IDEA & ACSM Health & Fitness Summit was unforgettable. The energy you brought to the Hilton Chicago was infectious. How can we top it on Day 3?! What are you looking forward to? Leave us a comment.

02/21/2024

1️⃣ Day Left! The countdown is almost over for the 2024 IDEA & ACSM Health & Fitness Summit at the Hilton Chicago. Are you ready to dive into a new world of fitness excellence?

Don't miss out – February 22-25 at the Hilton Chicago. Check it out here: https://bit.ly/3UtNADy

🤓 Want to learn everything there is to know about our ALL NEW IDEAfit Program Builder? Check this out...  Join Kenton Bo...
02/20/2024

🤓 Want to learn everything there is to know about our ALL NEW IDEAfit Program Builder? Check this out...

Join Kenton Boutwell, owner of GymCloud in a FREE webinar to supercharge your training business! Learn the secrets of IDEAfit Program Builder's cutting-edge features, get insider tips, and engage in a live Q&A.

Feb 28, 2024 | 01:00 PM PST

Why Attend? Unlock IDEAfit's Program Builder potential, glean exclusive insights from Kenton, and ask questions during a LIVE Q&A session.

Register here: https://hubs.ly/Q02lyKns0

Just 2️⃣ Days Left until the unmissable journey of the 2024 IDEA & ACSM Health & Fitness Summit. Learn from the best of ...
02/20/2024

Just 2️⃣ Days Left until the unmissable journey of the 2024 IDEA & ACSM Health & Fitness Summit. Learn from the best of the best, grow your knowledge, and GET INSPIRED with us.

It’s not too late to register here: https://hubs.ly/Q02lpNkK0

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