10 People You Need to Meet at BlogFest

We have just about 2 ½ months until IDEA World’s 2015 Fitness BlogFest, which if you haven’t been able to guess before now, we’re over the moon about!

The conference is one of the year’s most exciting (if not the best!) places for fitness enthusiasts and blogging buds to converge, meet and learn from each other. From the awesome line-up of presenters, comprised of fitness and blogging experts, to the incredible range of conference goers in the fitness community, you’ll have the chance to make connections with a phenomenal group of people.

And just to give you a sneak peek into the kinds of Ah-mazing people you’ll run into, here’s a list of 10 exceptional fitness enthusiasts who you definitely need to meet:

Gabrielle [Gabby] Reece, www.gabbyandlaird.com: As a former Women’s Beach Volleyball star athlete, Gabby is committed 100% to healthy living and fitness. When faced with a lack of local gym studios near her new home in Kauai, Hawaii, she took the initiative and started holding training sessions for friends at the nearby community center. The need for a solid workout style and training program that worked well for her growing fitness community gave rise to Gabby’s signature HIGHX workout, which involves high intensity explosive training and conditioning to make the most of its exercise circuits. Her background as an athlete makes her a phenomenal speaker on fitness expertise as she aims to empower people to be accountable for their health and style of living. Follow her on Twitter @GabbyReece.

Katy Widrick, http://katywidrick.com/:  Katy is an Emmy-nominated Executive Produceer for Growing Bolder, a certified fitness instructor, social media rockstart and a mom, to boot. She is super social media savvy and is always working to help bloggers meet their goals and get educated on how to present themselves to brands and online. Plus, she has an infectious energy and an incredible smile – what’s not to love? Follow her on Twitter: @KWidrick

Melissa Burton, www.thevaletinerd.com: Melissa is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator, mom, athlete and has self proclaimed fitness A.D.D. (we like to think she just knows how to have fun!). Melissa is not only super savvy about food, fitness and nutrition, but also has a wonderful ability to network. Meet this lady and good things will happen, we promise. Follow her on Twitter @MBurton0214.

Elizabeth Bain, www.trainwithbain.com: Elizabeth does it all – she’s a lawyer, an early morning yoga teacher and all-the-time yoga student. She’s also a certified fitness professional and lover of all things fitness. She’s one smart, savvy and funny lady who can help us all be more informed about the business of blogging. Follow her on Twitter: @trainwithbain.

Jessica Matthews, http://www.fitexpertjess.com/: Jessica is a nationally recognized fitness expert, exercise science professor, yoga educator (E-RYT 500), health coach, speaker, and regular columnist for outlets like HuffingtonPost, Shape.com, and FitBie. She’s even been a featured fitness expert on Oprah.com’s series #OWNSHOW. Follow her on Twitter: @FitExpertJess.

Amanda Vogel, www.activevoice.ca: Amanda has been in the fitness industry for years – formerly vice president of a chain of an all women’s club, she now owns Active Voice, a writing, editing and consulting service for the fitness industry. She writes for a variety of publications (Health, Fitness, SELF, just to name a few) and speaks at most of the major fitness conferences. She’s highly skilled at social media and can help you grow your audience and page views with the click of her heels (ok, maybe, her thumbs). Follow her on Twitter: @AmandaVogel.

Jennifer Hellickson, www.KineticFix.com: Jenn is the Marketing Director for Fit Approach and SweatGuru. She works alongside founders, Jamie and Alyse to build the Sweat Pink and SweatGuru communities online. She’s a fitness nut and loves to run, tri, dance, yoga and swim her way through her active life. Follow her on Twitter: @kineticfix.

Debbie Woodruff, http://coachdebbieruns.com/: Debbie is an IDEAfit Inspired Advisor, long time Sweat Pink’er and all around badass lady. She’s a run coach, certified fitness professional, and big time animal lover. She has an amazing sense of humor and is always down for a good laugh, a solid run and some delicious vegan eats. Follow her on Twitter @coachdebbieruns.

Kasey Arena, www.powercakes.net: Kasey is an IDEAfit Inspired Advisor whose upbeat attitude shines through from the moment you meet her. She’s strong, beautiful and all about the balance in life – and staying true to you (her personal motto!). She is a certified personal trainer and huge proponent of body love. Follow her on Twitter: @Powercakes.

Tiffany Henness, www.runninghutch.com: Tiffany is an IDEAfit Inspired Advisor, #SweatPink’er, run coach, Lorna Jane fanatic (and employee!), ultra runner and dog mom to #MoxieTheRidge. She’s always bursting with energy and enthusiasm for whatever she’s doing and brings positivity and happiness with her wherever she goes. Follow her on Twitter: @coachhenness.

So who are you the most excited to meet at the 2015 BlogFest?! Share below!


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