SAN DIEGO, CA—May 26, 2020—Kathie and Peter Davis and Inspire360 are proud to announce the creation of the Fit Pro Relief Fund to support fitness professionals that have been most impacted by COVID-19.

Kathie and Peter Davis are the co-founders of IDEA Health & Fitness Association and American Council on Exercise (ACE). Prior to the sale of IDEA Health & Fitness Association over 3 years ago, they had been proudly carrying out a leadership role in the fitness industry for 35 years. Their personal commitment to fitness professionals has led them to provide a private fund for fitness professionals who have been financially hurt due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

They have teamed up with Inspire360, the only learning management system that specifically caters to the fitness and wellness industry, to create a $500,000 fund for individuals who have fallen the hardest during this crisis.

Criteria for eligibility includes:

  • Five years as a personal trainer or group-exercise instructor, either part-time or full-time
  • Up-to-date certification as a personal trainer or group-exercise instructor
  • Your income has been severely affected by COVID-19
  • You have not received any form of government or employer-based financial help (i.e. unemployment, severance, etc)

“We feel that fitness professionals have long been unsung heroes in their communities, and we want them to know that we’re with them,” said Peter Davis. “We know our Fit Pro Relief Fund can’t possibly reach everyone who deserves additional resources, but we know we can help some, and this is our goal.”

Jason Davis, CEO of Inspire360 said “Our mission at Inspire360 is to help the fitness and wellness industry thrive. Fitness professionals are among the hardest hit by the pandemic and we are happy we can provide some relief to those who really need it right now.”

For more information on the Fit Pro Relief Fund and to apply, please visit the Fit Pro Relief Fund website.

About Peter and Kathie Davis

In 1982, Peter and Kathie Davis co-founded IDEA Health & Fitness Association, providing fitness professionals with the industry’s best professional tools and resources. The couple started IDEA on the strength of one basic premise: that by fostering professionalism in the health and fitness industry, millions of people around the world could live healthier, happier lives. Kathie served as IDEA’s executive director and Peter as its CEO for just under 34 years.

After establishing IDEA, the Davis’ founded the first formal professional fitness certification organization in 1985, the IDEA Foundation, now known as the American Council on Exercise (ACE).

The Davis’ vision for developing innovative continuing education has significantly contributed to the maturation of the fitness industry into a growing, thriving field. Their leadership led to the establishment of the largest annual international fitness education event, IDEA World Convention, which annually draws over 15,000 fitness professionals from 60 countries to garner the tools they need to change millions of lives around the planet.

About Inspire360

Inspire360 is passionate about helping fitness and wellness brands effortlessly deliver education to their audience. Originally developed under IDEA Health & Fitness Association, the company has used its 35 years of experience in the space to design a Certification Management System, Learning Management System, and Live Workshop Management System that specifically caters to the fitness and wellness industry. The Inspire360 platform is used by some of the most respected names in fitness like TRX, BOSU, Mike Boyle, Gray Institute, TriggerPoint, and many more. For more information, visit the Inspire360 website.