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IDEA World Fitness Convention Celebrates 35th Anniversary!

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Back Row (L to R) - The NFPT Expo Cast, Crew and Friends: Charles DeFrancesco, Kevin Chen, Brett Kehler, Angie Pattengale, Billie Pattengale, April Pattee. Front Row: Steve Sarno and Beverly HosfordBack Row (L to R) - The NFPT Expo Cast, Crew and Friends: Charles DeFrancesco, Kevin Chen, Brett Kehler, Angie Pattengale, Billie Pattengale, April Pattee. Front Row: Steve Sarno and Beverly Hosford

This year, the IDEA World Fitness Convention celebrated its 35th anniversary, and it was exciting and inspiring to be part of it! Each year, IDEA World brings 10,000+ fitness enthusiasts and industry professionals to one place for high energy, impactful education, inspiring sessions and events and a ton of trainer support products and services. And, of course, there is the personal favorite, the nutrition section of the Expo Hall! Sampling the goodness of healthy new eats was a fun food adventure.

This year was no exception to greatness. IDEA World is one place that you can get inspired and be inspiring. It's an event where like-minded people come together to be part of something bigger than the day-to-day. We meet new people, we reconnect with friends and colleagues, we learn from our mentors, network with one another and we get our fit on!

Anywhere you'd go in the sprawling Las Vegas Convention Center, there was action and excitement and a love for fitness exuding from every room. Banquet halls turned group fitness rooms, educational sessions for every interest and CE need and so many exercise demo stages in the Expo Hall that I lost count. But, I did join in and "dancercised," more than once!

Before the dance party got started, there were keynote and opening ceremony events that left us ready to be the best we could be, to make the most out of our time there and to engage with the people who make our industry the greatest on the planet! It felt exhilarating to be among people who would all agree that there is no greater benefit or sustainable body and mind advantage than what a healthy and fit lifestyle can provide at any age and at any level.

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