Kathie Davis is the co-founder of IDEA Health and Fitness Association and American Council on Exercise (ACE). Upon graduation from SDSU with her degree in Physical Education, she embarked on a journey to pursue her passion and dedicate her life’s work to promoting healthy lifestyles. Together with her husband Peter Davis, Kathie co-founded IDEA in 1982 and ACE in 1985. The Davis’ vision for developing innovative continuing education has significantly contributed to the maturation of the fitness industry into a growing, thriving field. Her leadership led to the development of the largest annual international fitness event, the IDEA World Fitness Convention®, which brings together over 15,000 fitness professionals from 60 countries to learn and gain the tools they need to change millions of lives. Kathie is no longer involved with IDEA. However, as part of her legacy, she and Peter established the IDEA World Scholarships and she is now dedicating her time to philanthropic organizations, with an emphasis on fitness and wellness.