Have you ever admired someone else’s strength—physical, mental or emotional—only to discover one day this very person staked no claim to this strength? Was it shocking? Did you instantly see the disconnect between this person’s lack of ownership and some divots in his or her life? Fitness professionals tend to model positive attitudes and behaviors, but are just as human as everyone else. One theme at today’s show is shaping up to be how to model a positive attitude on a consistent basis.
Now that’s an IDEA—member!
I can spot an IDEA member from a mile away, without wearing my glasses and not necessarily within the context of an IDEA event. An IDEA member walks quickly through the aisles, takes the stairs instead of the elevator or escalator, has energy bars sticking out of his or her pocket and generally offers free health and fitness advice to anyone who will listen. Congenial in the face of sleep deprivation, IDEA members have found that one sure path to happiness in life is through making best friends with your own body—and sharing that path with others.
IDEA Personal Trainer Institute™
February 19-22, 2009
Don’t miss out on the ultimate event for Personal Trainers! Experience this one-of-a-kind conference with comprehensive education, creative ideas and focused, personalized learning you need to advance your career and/or business.
Smaller sessions = A More Personal Experience
More hands-on training in workshops and lectures
Preconference Sessions – Get more specialty training
Special emphasis on topics you identified as critical for your future
Business and career skills
Assessment, correction and post-rehabilitation
Special populations, including older adults and kids
Performance training for professional and amateur athletes
We hope to see you at IDEA Personal Trainer Institute™!
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The wind-up of IDEA Personal Trainer Institute™ today marked the end of the 2007 IDEA event “season.” It started in April in Chicago with IDEA Fitness Fusion™; in July we celebrated our 25th anniversary in San Diego at IDEA World; last month the Inner IDEA® Conference in Palm Springs helped center us for the home stretch here in Orlando. Read more >>
I should have stuck around John Blievernicht’s balance training class a little bit longer yesterday. I could have used some extra agility and proprioception this morning when I tripped over a hose during an early morning run and face planted myself directly in front of the turnstyles at the hallowed gates of the Magic Kingdom. Read more >>
For the past few years there’s been a lot of conversation in the personal training industry about considering the “whole” client in program design. From the person’s feet to the top of his head physically; to what goes into his body for nutrition; to how his psyche is fed, nurtured and motivated all combine for a potent equation of holistic wellness. Read more >>
Peace of MindEach time I attend one of these events, I try to take a bit of time to myself, take off my staff badge and take a class for fun. I always intend on participating in some sort of high intensity movement-oriented class, but after two boot camp classes and what feels like several miles worth of walking, I somehow find myself in a class that focuses on becoming calm and centered. read more >>
I just figured out why Rip Van Winkle slept those 20 years. I heard he was at an IDEA World Fitness Convention and went home to take a little nap, but he was so physically and mentally spent that he slept right through the alarm (for a couple of decades). I reckon I’m in for a pretty lengthy nap just as soon as I proof this bad boy and send it over to Billy Pease and Gus Aguirre, the IDEA IT whizzes who made this phenomenal convention editorial-photo-video blog possible. Thanks so much, guys. Fantastic job. read more >>
I am not gonna lie ... I am wiped out! I've been saturated in 4 and-a-half days of pounding music, whoops and wails, thoughtful professional challenges and cool tips, tricks and toys. I've walked up miles of escalators, taken pages and pages of notes and shanghaied a few stability balls to experiment with flexion and extension. I rolled out of bed this morning and had to borrow a smile from my neighbor. My feet ache, my back hurts, my shoulders are scrunched up permanently around my ears and you know what? It was all so worth it. read more >>