Best Fitness Conferences 2020

Discover the best fitness and wellness conferences happening in the United States in 2020.

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The Fit Expo 2020

Whether you’re into body-building or just want to gain a little muscle, are an elite athlete or would simply like to get into better shape, TheFitExpo has lots for you to see, do, sample, and learn. Talk to fitness celebrities, discover and sample the newest products and services dedicated to health and wellness, take part in fitness classes, watch cooking demonstrations, participate in exciting competitions, and so much more.

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Date & LocationJanuary 25-26, 2020. Los Angeles, California.
Cost2-day package $45.

2020 ACSM International Health & Fitness Summit

ACSM's International Health & Fitness Summit integrates the science and practice of sports medicine and exercise science. At ACSM's International Health & Fitness Summit, you’ll be given the tools you need to sculpt the life and career you desire and to be a trusted source of health fitness information. You’ll exercise both body and mind through inspiring keynote sessions, hands-on workshops, stimulating lectures, and vigorous Master Class workouts. The continuing education credits will help keep you at the top of your game!

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Date & LocationMarch 12-15, 2020. Atlanta, Georgia.
CostMembers packages start at $315; non-members packages start at $414.

IHRSA 2020

IHRSA 2020 will feature over 100 education sessions taught by some of the most successful individuals in the health club industry. You’ll come away with dozens of new ideas for taking your club to the next level. IRHRSA is also the place for health club operators to discover the newest and best fitness technology the world has to offer. More than 400 exhibitors from around the globe will showcase their products and services in a vibrant, high-energy environment.

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Date & LocationMarch 18-21, 2020. San Diego, California.
Cost1-day package $625; full package $950.

Boutique Fitness Summit

Boutique Fitness Summit has worked with hundreds of boutique fitness studios to transform their businesses and we’re here to empower you to take yours to the next level. We produce immersive business conferences, share custom content, facilitate mentorships, and create specialized resources to ensure that provide proven business methods that help studios become more successful. BFS is where studio owners, industry partners, thought leaders, and investors connect to learn, share, and grow.

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Date & LocationApril 24, 2020. New York, New York.
Cost$149 Early Bird Special.


SUCCEED! is the first and only major convention and expo dedicated to current and aspiring studio and gym operators of all disciplines. SUCCEED! boasts the largest gathering of fitness leaders ever assembled for a studio and gym business convention. SUCCEED! offers 50+ sessions, free breakfast and lunches for attendees, 3 keynote presenters, the best networking opportunities and education designed to fit your learning style. It is hosted by the Association of Fitness Studios.

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Date & LocationMay 1-3, 2020. Irvine, California.
Cost$249 AFS Members; $299 Non-Members.


Receive the fitness certification you need to take your career to the top at the AAAI/ISMA "One World" Fitness Certification and Education Conference. AAAI/ISMA has been certifying and educating fitness instructors for over 39 years. We currently have over 180,000 members worldwide. AAAI/ISMA provides live certification and the corresponding live education so that you have the practical knowledge to back up your credentials.

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Date & LocationJune 5-7, 2020. Atlantic City, New Jersey.
CostMost programs cost between $99 and $199.

2020 IDEA World Convention

The IDEA World Convention provides professionals of all corners of the industry with unrivaled education from world-renowned experts who have been there and done it. Join 14,000 passionate personal trainers, group fitness instructors, owners and managers, mind-body and nutrition pros, and world-renowned experts from every corner of the globe for the most powerful World Industry event! Ignite your passion and transform your future with a 4-day turbocharged adventure into the best opportunities in the fitness industry, including all the newest trends, the education you need to set yourself apart from the competition, and enough inspiration to transform your life and the lives of those you serve.

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Date & LocationJuly 9-12, 2020. Anaheim, California.

2020 BOLD Conference

The biggest event for wellness and beauty. BOLD brings together more than 2,000 people in the wellness, fitness, and beauty industries to share what works in growing a business. From thriving businesses looking to expand to newer businesses ready to be inspired, BOLD is the place for you.

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Date & LocationAugust 25–27, 2020. New York, New York.
Cost$499 pre-registration.
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