IDEA Success Academy

Secure an Epic Future

In a world where access to information—good or bad—lies at the fingertips, it can be a struggle to decipher what insights will lead to success. The IDEA Success Academy will eliminate some of the guesswork thanks to top entrepreneurs and inspirers who will share their success secrets. Equal parts motivation and practical application, these unique sessions will shift your perspective and give you the tools to implement change and fast-track your journey to crushing your goals.

The IDEA Success Academy is included with your IDEA World registration!


Travis Barnes

419 Growth Opportunities—How to Know What’s Right for You

Travis Barnes

We all know that our struggles test us and help us grow, but did you know that your opportunities are also a test? The most successful people attribute their success more to the things that they say no to than the things they say yes to. In this lecture, you will learn to define your life's vision, test your opportunities and choose what is right for you.

260A INSPIRE Greatness: Leadership Lessons From a Winning Entrepreneur

Trina Gray

To lead others, we must start within. Hear from award winning fitness entrepreneur Trina Gray. She was named the 2018 IDEA Fitness Leader of the Year and 2015 Team Beachbody CEO of the Year. Trina has successfully built three fitness businesses from scratch, becoming a self-made millionaire and debt free by the age of 40. As a working mom of teens, she lives and breathes balance and overwhelm on a daily basis. She will share powerful lessons on living your purpose, overcoming worry, finding deeper levels of happiness and growing as a leader. Get inside the mind of an entrepreneur and think at a higher level about your business and life.

260B EMBRACE the Future of the Fitness Industry

Emma Barry

Hear from international fitness expert Emma Barry on how to adapt your roadmap to meet the future needs of the industry. As new boutiques pop up on every corner and digital options rain down, facility owners and operators need to get strategic, relevant and ready for change. Emma will cite cutting-edge research to help you evaluate your current model and find ways to innovate. The talent of our teams and the quality of our programming are key to growing as an industry. She will challenge you as a leader to get more people off the couch and into life.

403 Rise of the Visionary: Creating a Bigger Vision for Your Brand

Vito La Fata

Step out of the crowded typical fitness market and into a unique market with your brand! As a visionary, you can carve out lucrative and exciting new markets by designing five distinct offers (both online and offline) that allow you to monetize your years of experience and growth. In this session, you will map out a larger vision for your brand, learn how to grow your influence online, and discover how to create your very own brand map; one that fills you with passion and purpose!

432 How to Continuously Evolve in Your Career and Life

Blake Beltram

Attend this session to learn how gratitude, mindfulness and tuning in to your personal internal guidance system can lead you to success. In a time where we tend to look exclusively to data for guiding insights, it can be critical to remember that data is a relic of the past. If you are looking to bring something new into form, and to evolve personally and professionally, it’s important to acknowledge that you have access to guidance, information and inspiration beyond the data.

605 Squash Your Fears and Use Setbacks as Comebacks

Kendra Bylsma

Many of us are scared to take risks in our careers and allow this fear to limit our full potential. Let Kendra teach you how she went from being a broke and bruised studio owner to bouncing back into her best year of business. This workshop will facilitate the release of your fears, replacing your anxiety with confidence, choice and commitment. You will leave feeling empowered to make the changes necessary for you to run toward the career you are meant to have!

646 DIY Brand-Building Boot Camp

Chantal Brodrick and Marisa Hoff, MEd

Your brand is your identity, and in this age of social media, mass communication and fierce competition, having a unique and consistent recognizable presence plays a key role in your business success. The DIY Brand-Building Boot Camp is your step-by-step guide to building your business brand, without a big investment. This in-depth session will take you from startup to stand out with easy-to-follow lessons and practical takeaways throughout. The session includes: importance of branding for the success of your business, case studies of successful fitness brands, a DIY branding toolbox, how to use Canva for a consistent look and feel, and how to effectively use social media to grow your brand.

672 Hack the Status Quo

Greg Sellar

Hack the Status Quo is about doing something…now. In business and life, with the pace of change pummeling us from every direction, if you’re not moving forward, you’re not just stagnant, you’re actually moving backward. Join Greg as he speaks to the “three Ms”—mindset, motivation and momentum—to help you step out of your comfort zone and find your competitive edge.

How do I register?
Online: Visit this link to sign up today! By Phone: Call our Inspired Service Team toll-free at (800) 999-4332, ext. 7. Outside the U.S. and Canada: dial (858) 535-8979, ext. 7. (7:00am-5:00pm Pacific Time, Monday-Friday) Please have your credit card number and expiration date ready.

Where does the IDEA World Convention take place?
All sessions, events and the expo will be held at: the Anaheim Convention Center, located at 800 W Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92802.

Where do I check in?
Check in for all events at the Anaheim Convention Center, Hall D.

Where does the IDEA World Club & Studio Summit take place?
All sessions for the IDEA World Club & Studio Summit will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center, located at 800 W Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92802. Please check in at Hall D.

Where does the IDEA World Nutrition & Behavior Change Summit take place?
All sessions for the IDEA World Nutrition & Behavior Change Summit will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center, located at 800 W Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92802. Please check in at Hall D.

Where does the IDEA World Fitness & Nutrition Expo take place?
The IDEA World Fitness & Nutrition Expo will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center, located at 800 W Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92802.

What are the Attendee Registration hours for questions/assistance?
Tuesday, July 7: 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Wednesday, July 8: 7:00am – 6:30pm
Thursday, July 9: 6:30am – 6:00pm
Friday, July 10: 6:30am – 7:00pm
Saturday, July 11: 6:30am – 7:00pm
Sunday, July 12: 7:00am – 11:30am

How do I get a group discount on event registrations?
For a discount on group registrations please contact IDEA Inspired Service at (800) 999-4332 ext. 7 for assistance.

Do IDEA Business Members have an event discount?
IDEA Business Members receive the discounted member price on unlimited registrations for conference and preconference sessions. Please contact IDEA Inspired Service at (800) 999-4332 ext. 7 for assistance.

Can people bring in their own equipment to use/demonstrate in sessions when working out?
No, because of safety concerns we cannot allow any type of equipment (wearable, portable) other than the equipment that IDEA has provided in the conference session(s)..

I'm interested in the IDEA Support Squad? How do I join?
Being a Support Squad member is a fantastic opportunity to be involved behind the scenes, make life-long friends and Inspire the World to Fitness! If you’re reading this you must already know the reputation IDEA has for hosting the most energetic, thought-provoking and cutting-edge events in the industry. Space is limited for this exclusive group; don’t miss your chance and get your application in today!

To learn more about the benefits of joining this program and to apply, please visit this link:

What should I bring?
Once on-site, you will want to make sure you have your registration confirmation barcode that was e-mailed to you, picture ID, a printed copy of sessions, water (bring a bottle and refill it at the water stations), snacks, a sweatshirt (sometimes the rooms get a little cool, especially after some exercise), a yoga mat (for mind-body sessions), a notepad and a pen or pencil, business cards for networking, the conference brochure (if you want to change a session) and session handouts.

Are there places to change and/or shower between classes?
Unfortunately, other than your hotel room, there are no shower facilities available to attendees in the hotel. Restroom facilities throughout the venue can be used for changing clothes, if needed.

Will handouts be available for event sessions?
Session handouts will not be available at the event. Session handouts can be found here. Please print any handouts you need prior to the event and bring them with you. If you decided to change session on-site, session handouts can be found in the event app.

How do I get CECs for the sessions I attend?
Your proof of attendance and CEC credits are on your CEC certificate, which you can access anytime after the conference at Workouts do not qualify for CECs. They are designed to be just that, a workout. No CEC-able education is associated with them.

Which certification agencies offer CECs for this event?
The credits you can earn at this event are recognized by the following agencies: ACE, ACSM, AFAA, BOC, NASM, NFPT, NSCA, W.I.T.S., Cooper Institute, NETA, NESTA, and NFPT. If your certification agency is not listed, simply check with the agency to see what credits it allows.

How many CECs can I earn at the event?
You can earn up to 21 CEC hours by attending the full event and even more if you attend the preconference sessions. That’s enough credits for your certification renewal! (Please check with your specific certification agency for their renewal criteria).

What do I do if zero credits are assigned to my scheduled session?
CECs are assigned by the certification agency, not IDEA. Certification agencies base credits on the education provided and presenter qualifications. If you would like to attend a different session that is offering CEC credit, simply make the change online to your schedule prior to attending the event, or to make changes to your schedule on-site, visit Attendee Registration.

How many CECs are offered for each session?
Generally, you’ll receive one CEC per contact hour for workshops and lectures. If you attend a 2-hour workshop, you’ll receive up to 2 credit hours. We are in the process of getting approvals from each of the agencies above and will post the credits in session selection as soon as they are available. That way you’ll know exactly how many credits the session you are interested in attending is approved for by your certification agency. Check out how many CECs were offered at last year’s event.

Do I get CECs for completing the preconference sessions?
Yes, at the end of the preconference session you’ll receive a Certificate of Completion that will include the number of CECs for attending. Make a copy for your records and send a copy to your certification agency.

What is the age you need to be in order to attend/register for the IDEA World Convention?
You need to be at least 18 years old in order to attend the IDEA World Convention. In response to attendee requests and to preserve the educational atmosphere of the convention, children under the age of 18 are not allowed in sessions, even to observe.

What is your policy on service animals?
If you require an Emotion Support Animal (ESA) please contact IDEA prior to arriving to the event. IDEA will require current documentation (not more than one year old) on letterhead from a licensed mental health professional stating (1) the attendee has a mental health-related disability listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM IV); (2) having the animal accompany the attendee is necessary to the attendee’s mental health or treatment; (3) the individual providing the assessment of the attendee is a licensed mental health professional and the attendee is under his/her professional care; and (4) the date and type of the mental health professional’s license and the state or other jurisdiction in which it was issued. This documentation may be required as a condition of permitting ESA’s to accompany attendees. Under the Americans With Disabilities Act, ESA’s are not given the same rights and exemptions as Service Animals and approval of ESA’s in public areas and businesses are at the discretion of those entities. If prior approval is not given by IDEA, attendees will be asked to remove the ESA from the event.

What is the IDEA Cancellation Policy?
If we receive your cancellation notice 30 days prior to an event, the administrative processing fee is $100. There will be no refunds allowed after that date or for no-shows. You can cancel anytime prior to the event and a credit will be issued that can be used toward a future IDEA event. Credits issued will expire on December 31 of the following calendar year.

We’ve made it easier to switch names on event registrations at no charge. If you can’t make it, you may send a colleague in your place by contacting Inspired Service at least 7 days prior to the event (switches are subject to a fee increase based on member status). Contact Inspired Service for further assistance at 858-535-8979, ext. 7, or email at

IDEA Health & Fitness Association is not responsible for any loss or damage as a result of a substitution, alteration or cancellation/postponement of an event. IDEA shall assume no liability whatsoever in the event this conference is canceled, rescheduled or postponed due to a fortuitous event, act of God, unforeseen occurrence or any other event that renders performance of this conference impracticable, illegal or impossible. For purposes of this clause, a fortuitous event shall include, but not be limited to: war, fire, labor strike, extreme weather or other emergency.

What is the cancellation policy for the Anaheim Adventures?
You may cancel your Anaheim Adventures session with full refund up until June 8, 2020. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after this date. If you have any additional questions, you may contact Inspired Service at (800) 999-4332, x7, or email at