IDEA Health & Fitness Association, the leader in continuing education for fitness professionals, recently announced the expansion of its highly rated IDEA Personal Trainer Institute conference to include a second event for 2013 in Seattle, Washington.

As the longest-running conference exclusively designed for personal trainers, the IDEA Personal Trainer Institute has sold out for the last 4 years in Alexandria, Virginia. Fitness professionals will now have the option of attending this world-class event in two prominent United States locations.

IDEA Personal Trainer Institute brings the world's leading personal trainers, fitness presenters and educators together for 4 days of intensive, in-depth, hands-on education designed to take trainers to the next level in their career or business. "Trainers go home with the newest ideas, programs and techniques that they can use immediately with their clients," says Aprile Peishel, MA, IDEA director of event programming. "Often personal trainers use these skills and approaches to expand into new markets and generate alternate revenue and income streams."

The IDEA Personal Trainer Institute features:
- 90+ state-of-the-art sessions from top-name presenters;
- Extended session lengths of 2–3 hours to provide a hands-on learning experience and in-depth training;
-A chance to earn up to 20 CECs throughout the event.

"The IDEA Personal Trainer Institute is the must-attend event for anyone who is looking to develop their skills or enhance their business," said Kathie Davis, executive director of IDEA Health & Fitness Association. "Our conference brings together today's best fitness leaders to inspire the next generation of personal trainers to train with a purpose."

The IDEA Personal Trainer Institute East is scheduled for February 28–March 3, 2013 in Alexandria, Virginia. The IDEA personal Trainer Institute West is scheduled for May 2–5, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. For more information, or to register for either conference, please

About IDEA Health & Fitness Association
IDEA Health & Fitness Association is the world's leading organization of fitness and wellness professionals. We deliver world-class content and continuing education to fitness professionals through three channels: our five publications, including the award-winning IDEA Fitness Journal; our world-renowned fitness conferences; and hundreds of streaming videos and DVD courses available on our website Additionally, with IDEA FitnessConnect, we have created the largest national industry-wide directory linking over 250,000 fitness professionals to more than 16 million consumers. Through IDEA professionals in over 80 countries, we Inspire the World to Fitness.