Join Me at SHINE Presented by Idea World!
Despite this year being a very understandable pity party, there are still some positive aspects. One for me has been the opportunity to attend several events and conferences virtually that I’ve missed in past years due to timing, funds, or travel. The latest on the agenda? SHINE Presented by Idea World.
What is SHINE?
SHINE is an exciting program giving fitness and wellness influencers the unique opportunity to connect with brands and peers and experience exclusive special events. Through attending IDEA World Virtual 2020, attendees can gain access to the latest fitness and wellness trends and education, speak directly to brands you love, connect with like-minded peers and enjoy generous free products and/or promotions.
While I’m not as big of a fitness buff as I’d like to be, health and wellness are extremely important to me. Between the pandemic and our current California heatwave, I cannot think of a better time than this week to attend SHINE.
What’s the Lineup?
Much like a live event, SHINE has an array of opportunities scheduled over two days this week. Beginning Friday, August 21st, and going through Saturday, August 22nd, attendees will get access to inspiring speakers, panels, and even an expo hall.
On Friday, a keynote I’m eager to attend will be presented by Chrissy King. Fitness and wellness go far beyond exercise and nutrition. Mental, emotional, and spiritual health are equally important and have a direct impact on physical health. King emphasizes that we can’t adequately take a holistic approach to wellness without addressing racism, how it affects well being, and prevents some people from feeling safe in their bodies. In her powerful session, those attending will understand why it is imperative that fitness and wellness practitioners engage in conversations about anti-racism, diversity, and inclusion, and how to examine their own implicit bias. Expect to walk away with steps you can take to create a fitness space that is inclusive, accessible, and demands justice for ALL bodies.
While on Saturday I look forward to hearing what registered dietician, Maggie Moon, has to say in regards to your nutrition and mental health connection. If you understand that food contains information for the body, the emerging evidence that nutrition has a role in mental health won’t surprise you. While it is well-established that food influences the structure and function of the brain, the connection to mood, stress, and anxiety is a newer area of interest. Moon’s session will provide an overview of the most recent science on food and the brain, top foods, and nutrients that support mental health, as well as guidance for health professionals on how to help their clients.
Did You Say There’s an Expo Hall? And Happy Hours?!
Ok. So, I admit this may seem a bit peculiar from your office or living room! But yes indeed. SHINE will be pulling out all of the stops with an impressive expo hall and networking happy hours. While these are always fun in-person, I recommend taking full advantage of them from your computer and pouring yourself a libation to enjoy.
On Friday, you’ll have five networking happy hours to select from and register for. They all have something that piqued my interest, but I’m leaning towards Digital Marketing hosted by My PT Hub.
As far as the virtual expo hall, they’ll be offering the valuable education, networking and brand exploration of a physical event, but in the comfort of your home or anywhere you have an internet connection. Through an easy to navigate virtual event platform, attendees can move freely through virtual lobbies, auditoriums, and expo halls. Featuring chats with Q&A capabilities, excitement-filled special events, and activities like trivia games, polling, and challenges, virtual expo halls create a familiar interactive experience through a 3D virtual event platform. The IDEA World Fitness & Nutrition Expo offers the benefits of the latest technology to connect with even more industry leaders and brands from all over the world through a high-quality virtual event experience.
Join Me and Get $20 Off with my Discount Code
I’m thrilled to be partnering with SHINE as a VIP for their first-ever virtual conference. If you’d like to attend with me, check out their website here to register. Want to save 20 dollars on your pass? Then use my special code SHINE20 to make that happen. Make sure to get social on Idea World’s platforms including Instagram, and use their hashtag #IDEAWorld. I look forward to all SHINE has planned and hope to “see” you there! xo