Pack your gym bag, because it’s time to get inspired. Whether you’re an instructor or an owner, attending a conference is a great way to build your career in the fitness industry. From tips on how to ramp-up the marketing for your gym to learning the latest about group fitness trends, every year there are conferences across the country that can help you grow as a fitness professional. Check out our list below of some of the top conferences happening in 2019.
Boutique Fitness Summit – New York
When: April 26, 2019
Where: Wyndham New Yorker Hotel
The Boutique Fitness Summit in New York is the flagship conference of the BFS series. This one-day immersive event is geared towards helping boutique studio owners learn from industry experts on how to build and evolve their business. The event includes a stellar lineup of speakers, panel and roundtable discussions, and 1-on-1 breakout sessions. With 500+ attendees every year, it’s a great opportunity to network with other owners and get fresh perspectives on topics like marketing, retention, studio and staff management and business technology.
April is right around the corner, so you’re going to want to mark this conference on your calendar ASAP. Register for your spot here.
Pilates on Tour® – Studio Tour, Pittsburgh
When: July 13 – 14
Where: PHI Pilates, Pittsburgh
Registration: $275 – $465
Pilates on Tour® is a well-known series of continuing education conferences within the Pilates world. The Studio Tours are unique, smaller events hosted at private studio locations around the country. Pilates instructors and business owners can expect a close-knit, personal approach to learning that will re-energize their passion for the industry. With several professional accreditation opportunities, it’s a weekend of workshops and workouts focused on teaching, studio and business management, as well as networking with others in the Pilates community, all while touring a beautiful studio space.
Since there are only 100 spots for the PHI Studio Tour, registering early is imperative. You can reserve your spot here.
If this date doesn’t fit your schedule, Pilates Tour® offers several other events throughout the year.
April 5-7, Phoenix
July 19-21, Boston
October 18-20, Chicago
WSSC – World Spinning Sports and Conditioning Conference
When: May 30 – June 2
Where: InterContinental Miami
Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the WSSC is a highly-anticipated conference for professionals in the Spinning® industry. With more than 150 learning sessions and workouts ranging from coaching tips to business training, attendees can expect to learn from some of the top Spinning® experts, network with other instructor, and get in a great sweat. This conference emphasizes commitment to community, innovation and celebrating the passion of Spinning®. With so many opportunities to earn accreditation to teach different Spinning® classes, this conference is also a great way to build your fitness résumé.
It’s strongly suggested to reserve your place at the conference early, as this does sell out. Click here to start your registration.
IDEA World Convention 2019
When: June 26 – 30
Where: Anaheim, CA
Price: $399 – $489
Known as one of the biggest industry events in the country, IDEA World Convention is designed for anybody in the fitness and wellness industry looking to grow their career as a professional. This four-day conference is filled with networking events, 350 workshops, lectures and workouts. Plus, visitors can a vendor expo featuring the latest products and technologies, specialized training opportunities and more than 225 industry experts ready to share their fitness and business secrets. No matter your niche or where you’re at on your fitness journey, the best part about this conference is that there’s something here for everyone to enjoy.
There are plenty of registration packages to choose from if you can’t make all four days. Click here to explore your options.
Club Industry Show
When: October 9 – 11
Where: Hilton Hotel Chicago
Calling all studio and gym owners — the Club Industry Show is where industry leaders go to connect and learn from their peers. This three-day event offers business owners valuable insights about new products, industry trends, best practices, management, leadership, technology and fun networking opportunities. The conference focuses on helping owners run successful, profitable businesses by equipping them with the tools they need to give their members the best experience possible. If you’re looking to make the next move for your business, you can expect to fuel that fire at The Club Industry Show.
Early registration for this event is not available yet, so if you’re planning to attend, keep an eye out for updates on their website here.