SAN DIEGO, CA—February 2, 2023—Online applications are now being accepted for the 2023 IDEA World Convention Scholarships, a program funded by Kathie and Peter Davis, founders of the IDEA Health & Fitness Association and the IDEA Foundation.

Up to five award recipients will be selected to attend this year’s IDEA World Convention in Los Angeles, CA, on July 12-16, 2023. Scholarship awards include event registration, travel, boarding, and meals during the Convention. Applications must be submitted online by Wednesday, February 22, 2023.

“We are honored to continue supporting exercise professionals who help communities become more physically active,” said Kathie Davis, former executive director for IDEA. “The initial purpose of IDEA was to ‘Inspire the World to Fitness,’ and the IDEA World Convention Scholarship Program in partnership with ACE helps take that inspiration to the next level—by recognizing and supporting those who are making positive changes in our communities.”

The IDEA World Convention Scholarship Program was established by Kathie and Peter Davis in 2018 and is administered by ACE. The program recognizes the exceptional work of exercise professionals and health coaches who are making a difference in their communities.

“ACE is proud to have been entrusted with administering this important scholarship opportunity,” said Scott Goudeseune, ACE chief executive officer. “This program supports exercise and health professionals access development opportunities that may have been out of reach. The IDEA Scholarship Program is one step forward to a more equitable and inclusive industry.”

About the American Council on Exercise

Since 1985, the American Council on Exercise (ACE) has been the leading non-profit education and certification provider for health coaches and exercise professionals in the United States and around the world.

With more than 90,000 highly respected certified health coaches and exercise professionals, ACE Certified Professionals are on the ground daily helping people move, stay active and make lasting lifestyle behavior changes to build healthier communities.

Headquartered in San Diego, ACE collaborates with public health partners to educate people of all backgrounds about the importance of physical activity and other healthy lifestyle behaviors; advocates for public policies to increase physical activity opportunities; and supports scientific research that investigates the efficacy of behavior-change interventions and the effectiveness of exercise practices and trends.

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Media Contact:

Bailey Hahn, American Council On Exercise
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