2008 IDEA Fitness Fusion Conference™

Rosemont, IL - April 23-26, 2008

The Premiere Midwest Conference for Personal Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors.

The IDEA Fitness Fusion Conference gives attendees the opportunity to learn from the foremost names in the business and immerse themselves in the industry’s leading programs, latest research, most up-to-date fitness information and skill training. Attendees will gain valuable knowledge to help advance their career or business and enrich their lives!

 

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2009 Conference Highlights:

  • Over 100 sessions with fresh programming: Group Fitness, Personal Training, Lifestyle Coaching, Nutrition, Business Management, Mind-Body Wellness, and more.
  • More business/management sessions to develop your career or company.
  • Premier Sessions—all new, never been presented material. Over 40% of sessions will make their debut at Fitness Fusion!
  • Top-name industry presenters.
  • InTensive Sessions—4-hour, in-depth, power-packed sessions provided the latest information and research with hands-on practical training.
  • The latest fitness products and services were featured at the IDEA Fitness Fusion Expo Hall.
  • Earn up to 18 CECs.
 

Quotes From Our Attendees:

"Thank you for organizing this event (IDEA Fitness Fusion) every year! It is always exciting to come, learn and to feel the energy build. Thank you!"
Sandy Campbell, IDEA Member Since 2006

"I've never been to a "big" event like IDEA Fitness Fusion. It was worth every penny. What I learned was so important, it made me feel empowered to help others and also to help myself earn more of a niche in the market. I thank IDEA for giving us the ability to see all of the wonderful presenters in one easy location."
2007 IDEA Fitness Fusion Attendee

Sessions

All Sessions

010: Keiser® M3 Indoor Cycling Training Course
Preconference presented by: Krista Popowych, BHK
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.50, AEA 4.00, AFAA 5.00, NASM-CGT 0.80, NASM-CPT 0.00, NATABOC 0.50, NFPT 1.00, NSCA-CPT 0.00, NSCA-CSCS 0.00

Thursday, 9:00am-5:00pm
The M3 Cycling Foundations training course provides new and experienced instructors with the most essential information on proper bike setup, cycling posture, power application, special drills, class design and more. Join master trainers Suzette O'Byrne and Krista Popowych for a power-packed cycling experience.

In addition, you will have the opportunity to work with the new Keiser M3 Indoor Cycle. With over a decade of research and development, this great new piece of equipment promises a smooth and quiet ride. Most importantly, instructors and participants now have the ability to calculate watts based on power output; plus other great features such as rpm, heart rate, kilocalories, multiple gears and trip distance. The Keiser master trainer team will teach you how to apply this information to create unlimited riding profiles and individualized participant workouts. Experience the new way to ride indoors! CEC: ACE 0.5 AFAA 5.0 NSCA-CSCS 0 NSCA-CPT AEA 4


011: Muscle Activation Techniques™ (MAT): Protecting Clients From Injury
Preconference presented by: Greg Roskopf, MA
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.40, AEA 2.00, AFAA 3.00, NASM-CGT 0.40, NASM-CPT 0.40, NATABOC 0.40, NFPT 1.00, NSCA-CPT 0.40, NSCA-CSCS 0.40

Thursday, 1:00-5:00pm

Muscular imbalances are the precursors to compensation, which ultimately lead to pain and injury. The identification and correction of these imbalances is more involved than simply stretching and strengthening opposing muscles. This lecture/workshop will take an in-depth look at the concepts behind Muscle Activation Techniques and will provide trainers with a step-by-step approach to assess and correct each client's individual muscular imbalances. In addition, we will delve into the neurological issues that must be addressed prior to designing exercise programs. As trainers, it becomes our responsibility to understand these imbalances, compensations and neurological involvements in order to prevent us from injuring our clients, and to ensure maximum gains in fitness. CEC: ACE 0.4 AFAA 3.0 NSCA-CSCS 0.4 NSCA-CPT 0.4 AEA 2

***Note: this class will emphasize the identification and correction of muscular imbalances in the lower body.

012: Drums Alive™: Certification Training!
Preconference
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.00, AEA 3.00, AFAA 5.00, NASM-CGT 0.00, NASM-CPT 0.00, NASN 0.00, NFPT 0.00, NSCA-CPT 0.00, NSCA-CSCS 0.00

Thursday, 8:30am-5:30pm
Encore! This preconference rocked the house in 2007 and it's back! Join us for the powerful Drums AliveTM certification training. You'll learn the theory and application of this unforgettable and inspirational group-exercise experience. This all-day training will explore sound and movement therapy using drumming and music. Learn the locomotor skills to drum your way to a distinctive class design. Finally a format that is appropriate for ALL populations. Come and be INSPIRED! CEC: ACE 0.0 AFAA 5.0 NSCA-CSCS 0 NSCA-CPT 0 AEA 3

013: Focus on Fitness Management
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.40, AEA 2.00, AFAA 3.00, NASM-CGT 0.40, NASM-CPT 0.40, NATABOC 0.40, NFPT 1.00

Thursday, 11:00am-3:00pm
Do your members use words like "quality" and "value" when describing their experience at your club or studio? What is their overall perception of what your organization has to offer? This full-day preconference for program directors and fitness managers will delve into the special elements that go into creating and running programs that will resonate with your members while enhancing the bottom line.
8:45am-8:55am
Welcome Address

9:00am-10:30am
How Valuable is Your Group Exercise Program? (GXD)
Bob Esquerre, MA
The impact of group exercise programming on member retention is well documented. Do you know how valuable your program is to your club? Learn how to measure its worth and run it like a profitable business. Make a bigger impact on both revenue and retention through the classes you offer. Strengthen your programming, boost member participation and increase the overall value of group exercise to the business. Run a lean, mean and profitable group X machine!

Managing With Intention (PFTM)
Darren Jacobson
Purposeful management is critical when working with a team made up of several different personalities. This session will explore five common mistakes managers make when setting goals and interacting with their staff. In addition, we will pinpoint five strategies for identifying risk, effecting change, recruiting with confidence and gaining recognition for staff that is consistent and credible. Managers of all experience levels will walk away with information and tools that can be used right away.

10:40am-11:40am
Hiring and Training for Customer Service (All MGRS)
Shayne Kohn, MS
If you are responsible for hiring and training fitness staff, then you will not want to miss this session! Focus will be placed on basic interviewing techniques that are uniquely designed to find qualified individuals who are customer service oriented. In addition, we will discuss specialized training techniques that can be employed to enhance the customer service skills of your current staff. Finally, managers will see how enhanced customer relations can affect the bottom line and member retention.

11:45am-1:00pm
Lunch and Speed Networking (All MGRS)
Jackie Camborde and Christy Taylor
Grab your lunch and let the fun begin! We have a special treat in store for you. You've heard of speed dating? Well, how about speed networking! Let's face it, in today's competitive fitness market, networking skills are critical to your success, yet this is an area in which many lack essential skills. Most of us simply haven't been presented with the right "tools" to network effectively. In this fun, highly-interactive session, you will learn how to make the most of every opportunity you encounter. Join us for this wild, musical chairs approach to networking with confidence!

1:05pm-2:35pm
But I Want It! Making the Most of a Limited Group Exercise Budget (GXD)
Shannon Fable
Do you have a limited fitness budget? So many toys, so little money! Learn simple tips to determine whether or not you really need that new toy. Then look at a fail-proof evaluation process to ensure you won't end up with buyer's remorse. We'll discuss easy ways to justify the need for new equipment (and training!) with business language that your general manager is sure to understand. This lecture is sure to provide you with the tools to make the best decisions possible!

Driving the Bottom Line (PFTM)
Darren Jacobson
As program directors, fitness managers and club owners, do we fully understand the role and responsibility of our personal training department and the real impact they can have in our facilities? We will take a look at various business models and the potential impact they can have on the bottom line and on the personal training service center. In addition, we will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each model and brainstorm ways to bring personal training to the masses. Lastly, we will review critical systems, structures and controls to keep your personal training department moving in the right direction.

2:45pm-4:05pm
Group Fitness Branding-Differentiating Yourself From the Competition (GXD)
Carol Scott
Perception is everything. How your brand is viewed determines your success, or lack of it. Your brand is an extension of your program. Is it well defined and easily recognizable? Learn how to define and market the essence of your program and discover ways to separate your program from that of your competitors.

Strategic Planning for Personal Training Managers (PFTM)
Krista Popowych
Excellent programming doesn't just happen. Those managers who take the time and expend the effort in strategic planning will find their programs in demand. Participants will be presented with a 16-week, 10-step plan for program success. In addition, we will discuss how to identify successful endeavors, develop marketing plans that are easy to use, and acquire marketing tools and materials that are effective and inexpensive. This system will take the guesswork out of the "when," "how," and "what ifs" of programming!

4:15pm-5:15pm
Managing a Quality-Driven Business or Program (All MGRS)
Helen Vanderburg
We all know that quality is the name of the game in the service business. However, it isn't as easily achieved as one might think. How is quality defined in our business? Does my program meet and exceed the expectation of quality in the fitness industry? How is it managed? Whether you manage a club, a department, or a very small staff, you will get the tools you need to manage a quality-driven business that will lead to long-term success.

Lunch will be provided.

Earn up to 5 CEC hours. Participants will receive a certificate of completion.


013: STOTT PILATES® Pilates with Props, Level 1 & 2 (Full)
Preconference presented by: Melissa Harrington
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.40, AEA 2.00, AFAA 3.00, NASM-CGT 0.40, NASM-CPT 0.40, NATABOC 0.40, NFPT 1.00

Thursday, 11:00am-3:00pm
Need to add some interest to your matwork routine? This innovative and upbeat mat-based workshop features exercises that increase in intensity and challenge. Beginning with those from the Level 1 workout, you'll learn how to incorporate the Flex-Band®, Fitness Circle and toning balls to develop classes that will challenge and stimulate you and your clients. In addition, you will learn how to apply the STOTT PILATES principles of stabilization to all exercises, cues and corrections as well as mat work modifications. CEC: ACE TBD AFAA 3.0 NSCA-CSCS 0 NSCA-CPT 0 AEA 2 NASM CGT 0.4 NASM CPT 0.4

014: Drums Alive™ Instructor Training Program
Preconference presented by: C.H.E.K Institute
CECs/CEUs:

Come and be inspired by the acclaimed Drums Alive Instructor Training Program. You'll learn the theory and application of this unforgettable and inspirational group exercise experience. This full-day training will explore sound and movement therapy using drumming and music. Examine the locomotor skills required to drum your way to a distinctive class design. Finally, a powerful group exercise format that is appropriate for ALL populations!

Lunch on your own (1 hour).


015: Fit4Mom Presented by Stroller Strides®
Preconference presented by: Amy Boone Thompson, and Lisa Druxman, MA
CECs/CEUs:

8:00am-9:00am
Prenatal Fitness-Myth versus Truth L
When working with this very special population, it is critical that you have the most accurate information at your fingertips. We'll bring to light the many misconceptions about exercise and pregnancy and help you to differentiate fact from fiction.

9:10am-10:10am
The Trimester Workout WO
Participants will experience a total-body workout that emphasizes movements and modifications for each trimester.

10:20am-11:20am
The Pregnant Athlete L
Find out about the upper limits for the athletic pregnant client. Learn where the research differs from the guidelines and how to build safe workouts that will still challenge your client.

11:30am-12:30pm
Working Out With Baby WO
This session will teach you how to include baby in your (or your clients') workouts. The focus will be on strength and flexibility, addressing the many needs of new moms. Note: babies are welcome but not required for this workout.

12:30pm-1:30pm
Lunch on your own.

1:30pm-2:30pm
The Biomechanics of Motherhood L
It is not uncommon for new moms to experience aches, pains and injuries after giving birth. This is due in part to repetitive stresses and muscular imbalances that most moms are unaware of. Emphasis will be placed on uncovering and understanding the muscular chain reactions that occur after childbirth, as well as teaching clients how to move with precision and purpose.

2:40pm-3:40pm
The Business of Birth L
Learn how to build your business with this specialty population. We'll focus on types of businesses, marketing strategies, risks and working with the medical community.

3:40pm-3:55pm
Closing
Earn up to 4 CEC hours. Participants will receive a certificate of completion.


110: Keiser® Cycling: M3 Geared Up
Workshop presented by: Suzette O'Byrne
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, AEA 1.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.00, NATABOC 0.20, NFPT 1.00, NSCA-CPT 0.00, NSCA-CSCS 0.00

Time Block B - Friday, 8:15-10:05am
This action-packed module will utilize numerous training techniques taken directly from the road. In this module, you will ride away with a stronger understanding of cycling elements such as time trailing, drafting and pedal stroke, and how to apply them in the classroom. This will connect indoor cycling to the work of outdoor cycling, bringing your experience to a whole new level. CEC: ACE 0.2 NASM CGT 0.2 NASM CPT 0 AFAA 1.5 NSCA-CSCS 0 NSCA-CPT 0 AEA 1

111: Step-The Rhythm is Gonna Get You!
Workshop presented by: Rob Glick
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, AEA 1.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.00, NATABOC 0.20, NFPT 1.00, NSCA-CPT 0.00, NSCA-CSCS 0.00

One of the hottest trends in step is to add rhythm. In this workshop, we will focus on just how simple and fun adding rhythm can be. ACE: CEC 0.2 NASM CGT 0.2 NASM CPT 0 AFAA 1.5 NSCA-CSCS 0 NSCA-CPT 0 AEA 1

112: BOSU® Ballast™ Ball Core Challenge (Full)
Workshop
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, AEA 1.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20, NATABOC 0.20, NFPT 1.00, NSCA-CPT 0.20, NSCA-CSCS 0.20

Time Block B - Friday, 8:15-10:05am
Using new stability ball training techniques on the BOSU Ballast Ball will add fresh elements to abdominal and back training. You will learn many new core exercises that effectively challenge every muscle in your power center while simultaneously improving overall movement capabilities. If you think you've seen it all with regard to stability ball core training, think again! Repeated as session 202. CEC: ACE 0.2 NASM CGT 0.2 NASM CPT 0.2 AFAA 1.5 NSCA-CSCS 0.2 NSCA-CPT 0.2 AEA 1

Thursday

010: Keiser® M3 Indoor Cycling Training Course
Preconference presented by: Krista Popowych, BHK
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.50, AEA 4.00, AFAA 5.00, NASM-CGT 0.80, NASM-CPT 0.00, NATABOC 0.50, NFPT 1.00, NSCA-CPT 0.00, NSCA-CSCS 0.00

Thursday, 9:00am-5:00pm
The M3 Cycling Foundations training course provides new and experienced instructors with the most essential information on proper bike setup, cycling posture, power application, special drills, class design and more. Join master trainers Suzette O'Byrne and Krista Popowych for a power-packed cycling experience.

In addition, you will have the opportunity to work with the new Keiser M3 Indoor Cycle. With over a decade of research and development, this great new piece of equipment promises a smooth and quiet ride. Most importantly, instructors and participants now have the ability to calculate watts based on power output; plus other great features such as rpm, heart rate, kilocalories, multiple gears and trip distance. The Keiser master trainer team will teach you how to apply this information to create unlimited riding profiles and individualized participant workouts. Experience the new way to ride indoors! CEC: ACE 0.5 AFAA 5.0 NSCA-CSCS 0 NSCA-CPT AEA 4


011: Muscle Activation Techniques™ (MAT): Protecting Clients From Injury
Preconference presented by: Greg Roskopf, MA
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.40, AEA 2.00, AFAA 3.00, NASM-CGT 0.40, NASM-CPT 0.40, NATABOC 0.40, NFPT 1.00, NSCA-CPT 0.40, NSCA-CSCS 0.40

Thursday, 1:00-5:00pm

Muscular imbalances are the precursors to compensation, which ultimately lead to pain and injury. The identification and correction of these imbalances is more involved than simply stretching and strengthening opposing muscles. This lecture/workshop will take an in-depth look at the concepts behind Muscle Activation Techniques and will provide trainers with a step-by-step approach to assess and correct each client's individual muscular imbalances. In addition, we will delve into the neurological issues that must be addressed prior to designing exercise programs. As trainers, it becomes our responsibility to understand these imbalances, compensations and neurological involvements in order to prevent us from injuring our clients, and to ensure maximum gains in fitness. CEC: ACE 0.4 AFAA 3.0 NSCA-CSCS 0.4 NSCA-CPT 0.4 AEA 2

***Note: this class will emphasize the identification and correction of muscular imbalances in the lower body.

012: Drums Alive™: Certification Training!
Preconference
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.00, AEA 3.00, AFAA 5.00, NASM-CGT 0.00, NASM-CPT 0.00, NASN 0.00, NFPT 0.00, NSCA-CPT 0.00, NSCA-CSCS 0.00

Thursday, 8:30am-5:30pm
Encore! This preconference rocked the house in 2007 and it's back! Join us for the powerful Drums AliveTM certification training. You'll learn the theory and application of this unforgettable and inspirational group-exercise experience. This all-day training will explore sound and movement therapy using drumming and music. Learn the locomotor skills to drum your way to a distinctive class design. Finally a format that is appropriate for ALL populations. Come and be INSPIRED! CEC: ACE 0.0 AFAA 5.0 NSCA-CSCS 0 NSCA-CPT 0 AEA 3

013: Focus on Fitness Management
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.40, AEA 2.00, AFAA 3.00, NASM-CGT 0.40, NASM-CPT 0.40, NATABOC 0.40, NFPT 1.00

Thursday, 11:00am-3:00pm
Do your members use words like "quality" and "value" when describing their experience at your club or studio? What is their overall perception of what your organization has to offer? This full-day preconference for program directors and fitness managers will delve into the special elements that go into creating and running programs that will resonate with your members while enhancing the bottom line.
8:45am-8:55am
Welcome Address

9:00am-10:30am
How Valuable is Your Group Exercise Program? (GXD)
Bob Esquerre, MA
The impact of group exercise programming on member retention is well documented. Do you know how valuable your program is to your club? Learn how to measure its worth and run it like a profitable business. Make a bigger impact on both revenue and retention through the classes you offer. Strengthen your programming, boost member participation and increase the overall value of group exercise to the business. Run a lean, mean and profitable group X machine!

Managing With Intention (PFTM)
Darren Jacobson
Purposeful management is critical when working with a team made up of several different personalities. This session will explore five common mistakes managers make when setting goals and interacting with their staff. In addition, we will pinpoint five strategies for identifying risk, effecting change, recruiting with confidence and gaining recognition for staff that is consistent and credible. Managers of all experience levels will walk away with information and tools that can be used right away.

10:40am-11:40am
Hiring and Training for Customer Service (All MGRS)
Shayne Kohn, MS
If you are responsible for hiring and training fitness staff, then you will not want to miss this session! Focus will be placed on basic interviewing techniques that are uniquely designed to find qualified individuals who are customer service oriented. In addition, we will discuss specialized training techniques that can be employed to enhance the customer service skills of your current staff. Finally, managers will see how enhanced customer relations can affect the bottom line and member retention.

11:45am-1:00pm
Lunch and Speed Networking (All MGRS)
Jackie Camborde and Christy Taylor
Grab your lunch and let the fun begin! We have a special treat in store for you. You've heard of speed dating? Well, how about speed networking! Let's face it, in today's competitive fitness market, networking skills are critical to your success, yet this is an area in which many lack essential skills. Most of us simply haven't been presented with the right "tools" to network effectively. In this fun, highly-interactive session, you will learn how to make the most of every opportunity you encounter. Join us for this wild, musical chairs approach to networking with confidence!

1:05pm-2:35pm
But I Want It! Making the Most of a Limited Group Exercise Budget (GXD)
Shannon Fable
Do you have a limited fitness budget? So many toys, so little money! Learn simple tips to determine whether or not you really need that new toy. Then look at a fail-proof evaluation process to ensure you won't end up with buyer's remorse. We'll discuss easy ways to justify the need for new equipment (and training!) with business language that your general manager is sure to understand. This lecture is sure to provide you with the tools to make the best decisions possible!

Driving the Bottom Line (PFTM)
Darren Jacobson
As program directors, fitness managers and club owners, do we fully understand the role and responsibility of our personal training department and the real impact they can have in our facilities? We will take a look at various business models and the potential impact they can have on the bottom line and on the personal training service center. In addition, we will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each model and brainstorm ways to bring personal training to the masses. Lastly, we will review critical systems, structures and controls to keep your personal training department moving in the right direction.

2:45pm-4:05pm
Group Fitness Branding-Differentiating Yourself From the Competition (GXD)
Carol Scott
Perception is everything. How your brand is viewed determines your success, or lack of it. Your brand is an extension of your program. Is it well defined and easily recognizable? Learn how to define and market the essence of your program and discover ways to separate your program from that of your competitors.

Strategic Planning for Personal Training Managers (PFTM)
Krista Popowych
Excellent programming doesn't just happen. Those managers who take the time and expend the effort in strategic planning will find their programs in demand. Participants will be presented with a 16-week, 10-step plan for program success. In addition, we will discuss how to identify successful endeavors, develop marketing plans that are easy to use, and acquire marketing tools and materials that are effective and inexpensive. This system will take the guesswork out of the "when," "how," and "what ifs" of programming!

4:15pm-5:15pm
Managing a Quality-Driven Business or Program (All MGRS)
Helen Vanderburg
We all know that quality is the name of the game in the service business. However, it isn't as easily achieved as one might think. How is quality defined in our business? Does my program meet and exceed the expectation of quality in the fitness industry? How is it managed? Whether you manage a club, a department, or a very small staff, you will get the tools you need to manage a quality-driven business that will lead to long-term success.

Lunch will be provided.

Earn up to 5 CEC hours. Participants will receive a certificate of completion.


013: STOTT PILATES® Pilates with Props, Level 1 & 2 (Full)
Preconference presented by: Melissa Harrington
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.40, AEA 2.00, AFAA 3.00, NASM-CGT 0.40, NASM-CPT 0.40, NATABOC 0.40, NFPT 1.00

Thursday, 11:00am-3:00pm
Need to add some interest to your matwork routine? This innovative and upbeat mat-based workshop features exercises that increase in intensity and challenge. Beginning with those from the Level 1 workout, you'll learn how to incorporate the Flex-Band®, Fitness Circle and toning balls to develop classes that will challenge and stimulate you and your clients. In addition, you will learn how to apply the STOTT PILATES principles of stabilization to all exercises, cues and corrections as well as mat work modifications. CEC: ACE TBD AFAA 3.0 NSCA-CSCS 0 NSCA-CPT 0 AEA 2 NASM CGT 0.4 NASM CPT 0.4

Friday

110: Keiser® Cycling: M3 Geared Up
Workshop presented by: Suzette O'Byrne
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, AEA 1.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.00, NATABOC 0.20, NFPT 1.00, NSCA-CPT 0.00, NSCA-CSCS 0.00

Time Block B - Friday, 8:15-10:05am
This action-packed module will utilize numerous training techniques taken directly from the road. In this module, you will ride away with a stronger understanding of cycling elements such as time trailing, drafting and pedal stroke, and how to apply them in the classroom. This will connect indoor cycling to the work of outdoor cycling, bringing your experience to a whole new level. CEC: ACE 0.2 NASM CGT 0.2 NASM CPT 0 AFAA 1.5 NSCA-CSCS 0 NSCA-CPT 0 AEA 1

112: BOSU® Ballast™ Ball Core Challenge (Full)
Workshop
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, AEA 1.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20, NATABOC 0.20, NFPT 1.00, NSCA-CPT 0.20, NSCA-CSCS 0.20

Time Block B - Friday, 8:15-10:05am
Using new stability ball training techniques on the BOSU Ballast Ball will add fresh elements to abdominal and back training. You will learn many new core exercises that effectively challenge every muscle in your power center while simultaneously improving overall movement capabilities. If you think you've seen it all with regard to stability ball core training, think again! Repeated as session 202. CEC: ACE 0.2 NASM CGT 0.2 NASM CPT 0.2 AFAA 1.5 NSCA-CSCS 0.2 NSCA-CPT 0.2 AEA 1

114: Ringtime Boxing
Workshop presented by: Katalin Rodriguez Zamiar
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.00, AEA 1.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.00, NASN 0.00, NFPT 0.00, NSCA-CPT 0.00, NSCA-CSCS 0.00

Time Block B - Friday, 8:15-10:05am
This interval class will feature the proper use of boxing mitts. We will cover safety tips, training drills and workout formats that are suitable for all. If you love punching, then prepare to be addicted to hitting the mitts like a pro! You will learn how to safeguard against hand and shoulder injuries and experience the traditional training of a boxer. Note: You are invited to bring your own gloves and mitts if you own them, otherwise equipment will be provided. CEC: ACE 0.0 NASM CGT 0.2 NASM CPT 0 AFAA 1.5 NSCA-CSCS 0 NSCA-CPT 0 AEA 1

115: Back in Action: Contributing Factors and Corrective Exercise for Low Back Pain
Workshop presented by: Eric Beard, MS
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, AEA 1.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20, NATABOC 0.20, NFPT 1.00, NSCA-CPT 0.20, NSCA-CSCS 0.00

Time Block B - Friday, 8:15-10:05am
Back pain and injury impairs the function of your core muscles and therefore the function of your entire body. We will discuss how this occurs, common compensations that can lead to back pain and learn corrective exercise strategies to improve the functional status of your client's low back. CEC: ACE 0.2 NASM CGT 0.2 NASM CPT 0.2 AFAA 1.5 NSCA-CSCS 0 NSCA-CPT 0.2 AEA 1

116: STOTT PILATES® Power Paced Fitness Circle
Workshop presented by: Marshall Eklund, MA
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, AEA 1.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NATABOC 0.20, NFPT 1.00

Time Block B - Friday, 8:15-10:05am
This exciting, fast-paced workout uses the Fitness Circle in innovative ways to add variety and challenge to your group classes or your personal training programs. Learn fun, yet demanding programming designed to complement mat work and motivate clients. Cues and corrections for safety and effectiveness are also covered. CEC: ACE 0.2 NASM CGT 0.2 NASM CPT 0 AFAA 1.5 NSCA-CSCS 0 NSCA-CPT 0 AEA 1

117: The Inflammation Cascade-Are You Causing It?
Lecture presented by: Charlie Hoolihan
CECs/CEUs: AEA 1.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20, NSCA-CPT 0.20, NSCA-CSCS 0.20

Time Block B - Friday, 8:15-10:05am
This session will help personal trainers and group exercise instructors understand the roles that high-intensity exercise, poor sleep patterns, convenient nutrition and emotional stress play in compromising the immune system through increased inflammation. CEC: ACE 0.0 NASM CGT 0.2 NASM CPT 0.2 AFAA 1.5 NSCA-CSCS 0.2 NSCA-CPT 0.2 AEA 1

118: Your Image, Your Success
Lecture
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, AEA 1.00, AFAA 2.00, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20, NATABOC 0.20, NFPT 1.00, NSCA-CPT 0.00, NSCA-CSCS 0.00

Time Block B - Friday, 8:15-10:05am
Every good business person knows that to attract clients it is necessary to project an image of professionalism and trust. However, your business image isn't just defined by your personal appearance. All aspects of your business, from marketing materials to customer service to accoutrements, reflect who you are. Learn what elements are critical to projecting a successful business image. CEC: ACE 0.2 NASM CGT 0.2 NASM CPT 0.2 AFAA 2.0 NSCA-CSCS 0 NSCA-CPT 0 AEA 1

121: Movement Training for Special Populations InTensive
InTensive
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.40, AEA 1.00, AFAA 3.00, NASM-CGT 0.40, NASM-CPT 0.40, NATABOC 0.40, NFPT 1.00, NSCA-CPT 0.40, NSCA-CSCS 0.00

Friday, 8:15am-12:15pm
Examine how movement patterns are functionally integrated, along with concerns that must be considered when working with special populations. This session will examine functional anatomy, the body's reaction and compensations to movement for various segments of the population, ranging from sedentary to chronic disorders. You will begin to understand functional anatomy and the compensations that may contribute to chronic conditions. Limited to 24 participants. Additional fee required. See page 12 for more information. CEC: ACE 0.4 NASM CGT 0.4 NASM CPT 0.4 AFAA 3.0 NSCA-CSCS 0 NSCA-CPT 0.4 AEA 1

131: Fat-Free Step
Workshop presented by: Fred Hoffman, MEd
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, AEA 1.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.00, NATABOC 0.20, NFPT 1.00, NSCA-CPT 0.00, NSCA-CSCS 0.00

Time Block C - Friday, 10:25am-12:15pm
This is one workout that you won't find in the supermarket! Treat yourself to a step class that is rich in fun and energy and will burn the fat right off of you! Learn fun and creative combinations that will give your students a pure cardio workout! CEC: ACE 0.2 NASM CGT 0.2 NASM CPT 0 AFAA 1.5 NSCA-CSCS 0 NSCA-CPT 0 AEA 1

132: Off-Center Ball Training (Full)
Workshop presented by: Jonathan Ross
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, AEA 1.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20, NATABOC 0.20, NFPT 1.00, NSCA-CPT 0.20, NSCA-CSCS 0.20

Time Block C - Friday, 10:25am-12:15pm
Take core training with stability balls to the next level. This workshop will introduce you to new concepts in stability ball training that will help you get more from your core workouts and arm you with endless options for new exercises by moving your center of gravity off-center from the ball. CE: ACE 0.2 NASM CGT 0.2 NASM CPT 0.2 AFAA 1.5 NSCA-CSCS 0.2 NSCA-CPT 0.2 AEA 1
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Saturday

200: Keiser® Cycling: M3 Imagine
Workshop presented by: Krista Popowych, BHK
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, AEA 1.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.00, NATABOC 0.20, NFPT 1.00, NSCA-CPT 0.00, NSCA-CSCS 0.00

Time Block F - Saturday, 7:30-9:20am
Can you imagine cycling across France? What about competing in a cross-country road race or mountain biking through the Rockies? Learn how to effectively utilize visualization and imagery. Let the mind and body experience how visualization and imagery can take you and your students on the ride of their life without ever leaving the classroom. CEC: ACE 0.2 NASM CGT 0.2 NASM CPT 0 AFAA 1.5 NSCA-CSCS 0 NSCA-CPT 0 AEA 1

201: Zensational Step
Workshop presented by: Fred Hoffman, MEd
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, AEA 1.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NATABOC 0.20, NFPT 1.00

Time Block F - Saturday, 7:30-9:20am
A mind-body STEP class? Why not? Discover a unique and innovative approach to step training using simple choreography set to gentle music constructed in three-quarter time. Original, creative and relaxing, this session is guaranteed to soothe the senses while providing an efficient cardiovascular workout. Come discover this unexpected addition to your group fitness programming. It's truly Zensational! CEC: ACE 0.2 NASM CGT 0.2 NASM CPT 0 AFAA 1.5 NSCA-CSCS 0 NSCA-CPT 0 AEA 1

202: BOSU® Ballast™ Ball Core Challenge
Workshop
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, AEA 1.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20, NATABOC 0.20, NFPT 1.00, NSCA-CPT 0.20, NSCA-CSCS 0.20

Time Block F - Saturday, 7:30-9:20am
Using new stability ball training techniques on the BOSU Ballast Ball will add fresh elements to abdominal and back training. You will learn many new core exercises that effectively challenge every muscle in your power center while simultaneously improving overall movement capabilities. If you think you've seen it all with regard to stability ball core training, think again! Repeated as session 112. CEC: ACE 0.2 NASM CGT 0.2 NASM CPT 0.2 AFAA 1.5 NSCA-CSCS 0.2 NSCA-CPT 0.2 AEA 1

203: Hard Core and More!
Workshop
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, AEA 1.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20, NATABOC 0.20, NFPT 1.00, NSCA-CPT 0.20, NSCA-CSCS 0.20

Time Block F - Saturday, 7:30-9:20am
Research has proven that the ball is the most effective tool for training the abdominals. Understand the mechanics behind the exercises that support this research and also why strengthening the back is significant to a strong core. This session will focus on your abdominals, strengthen your back, improve your posture and leave you feeling good and looking great! Workout includes core-focused lower body bonus. CEC: ACE 0.2 NASM CGT 0.2 NASM CPT 0.2 AFAA 1.5 NSCA-CSCS 0.2 NSCA-CPT 0.2 AEA 1

204: Kickboxercise-Combinations That Work!
Workshop presented by: Katalin Rodriguez Zamiar
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.00, AEA 1.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.00, NASN 0.00, NFPT 0.00, NSCA-CPT 0.00, NSCA-CSCS 0.00

Time Block F - Saturday, 7:30-9:20am
So many fitness instructors have changed the way kickboxing combos should be done in order to accommodate the music. Since a 32-count is not synonymous with the timing of kickboxing moves, it is important to learn how to integrate the phrasing of the music with the interval nature of punches and kicks. Participants will learn how to marry the two, without compromising either, for the creation of smoother cardio-kickboxing classes. CEC: ACE 0.0 NASM CGT 0.2 NASM CPT 0 AFAA 1.5 NSCA-CSCS 0 NSCA-CPT 0 AEA 1

205: Drums Alive™: Golden Beats
Workshop
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, AEA 1.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.00, NASM-CPT 0.00, NATABOC 0.20, NFPT 1.00, NSCA-CPT 0.00, NSCA-CSCS 0.00

Time Block F - Saturday, 7:30-9:20am
Golden Beats is specially designed for the senior population. The rhythmic patterns used in drumming increases brain wave activity, which in turn improves mental awareness and mood. Drumming and dancing is FUN! Come and learn how to integrate this unique drum and dance celebration into your existing senior program. CEC: ACE 0.2 NASM CGT 0 NASM CPT 0 AFAA 1.5 NSCA-CSCS 0 NSCA-CPT 0 AEA 1

206: Peak Pilates® Circle of Power
Workshop presented by: Zoey Trap, MSc
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, AEA 1.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20, NATABOC 0.20, NFPT 1.00

Time Block F - Saturday, 7:30-9:20am
Guaranteed to make you sweat! Using the Peak Pilates Power Circle, this class will focus on the rhythm and dynamics of each exercise with special attention given to breathing. The benefits of incorporating these exercises into your group classes and personal training will also be reviewed. This workout program engages all aspects of your mind while developing body control and precision placement. CEC: ACE 0.2 NASM CGT 0.2 NASM CPT 0.2 AFAA 1.5 NSCA-CSCS 0 NSCA-CPT 0 AEA 1

207: Brain-Based Personal Training
Lecture presented by: Terry Eckmann, PhD
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, AEA 1.00, AFAA 2.00, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20, NATABOC 0.20, NFPT 1.00, NSCA-CPT 0.20

Time Block F - Saturday, 7:30-9:20am
In recent years, there has been some exciting research that tells us more about the brain and how it learns. Discover the six variables of motivation, how to improve your client's retention of information, and the four key components that are critical to providing valuable feedback to your clients. Improve your training skills through the application of brain-based learning techniques to add an essential dimension to your success as a personal trainer. CEC: ACE 0.2 NASM CGT 0.2 NASM CPT 0.2 AFAA 2.0 NSCA-CSCS 0 NSCA-CPT 0.2 AEA 1

208: "They Say"...Nutrition Questions Answered
Lecture presented by: Jenna Bell-Wilson, PhD, RD, LD
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, AEA 1.00, AFAA 2.00, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20, NATABOC 0.20, NFPT 1.00, NSCA-CPT 0.20, NSCA-CSCS 0.20

Time Block F - Saturday, 7:30-9:20am
It is unlikely that you haven't heard a supposed nutrition fact start with, "they say...." It's time to get to the bottom of the "they says" out there. This interactive lecture will present the most common of these, and the truth about them. To add to the fun, bring your own "they says" and we'll figure them out together! CEC: ACE 0.2 NASM CGT 0.2 NASM CPT 0.2 AFAA 2.0 NSCA-CSCS 0.2 NSCA-CPT 0.2 AEA 1

209: A Unique Look at Spinal Stability
Lecture presented by: Greg Roskopf, MA
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, AEA 1.00, AFAA 2.00, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20, NATABOC 0.20, NFPT 1.00, NSCA-CPT 0.20, NSCA-CSCS 0.20

Time Block F - Saturday, 7:30-9:20am
As a trainer, you recognize the significance of abdominal strengthening. However, many clients continue to demonstrate instability in the core or complain of back or SI-joint pain with the most well-designed core training programs. In this class, you will be given tools to assess core stability and we'll look at how imbalances in the hips, legs and feet can contribute to instability in the core. Get a leg up on core stability training. CEC: ACE 0.2 NASM CGT 0.2 NASM CPT 0 .2 AFAA 2.0 NSCA-CSCS 0.2 NSCA-CPT 0.2 AEA 1

Sunday

300: Keiser® Cycling: M3 Stable
Workshop presented by: Suzette O'Byrne
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, AEA 1.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.00, NATABOC 0.20, NFPT 1.00, NSCA-CPT 0.00, NSCA-CSCS 0.00

Time Block J - Sunday, 8:00-9:50am
For many students, the cycling posture can be a challenging position to maintain. As a result, students may experience aches and pains both during and after their ride. In this module, you will learn how to instruct your student to effectively activate their inner core. This assures that compensating muscles do not take over and also helps maximize pedal stroke efficiency. CEC: ACE 0.2

302: The Sports Training Revolution (Full)
Workshop
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, AEA 1.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.00, NATABOC 0.20, NFPT 1.00, NSCA-CPT 0.20, NSCA-CSCS 0.20

Time Block J - Sunday, 8:00-9:50am
This fast-paced athletic workshop will show you how to employ new, cutting-edge strength, speed and flexibility training designed to challenge athletes and clients. You will learn skills and drills to teach athletic performance classes for youth, weekend warriors, everyday clients and professionals, with minimal equipment. From injury prevention to optimizing athletic performance, learn how to challenge and engage your clients, bringing out the champion within! CEC: ACE 0.0

303: Strong, Stretched and Centered
Workshop presented by: Lizbeth Garcia
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, AEA 1.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20, NATABOC 0.20, NFPT 1.00

Time Block J - Sunday, 8:00-9:50am
This fusion workout offers the best of the Resist-A-Ball(r) programs resulting in a flowing rhythmic session that combines strength, dynamic stretch, yoga and Pilates. From warm-up to cool-down you will experience progressive and challenging moves that are clear, concise and easy to deliver in an all new ball workout. CEC: ACE 0.2

304: Can't Stop the Mama: Prenatal Training for the Active Woman
Workshop presented by: Katalin Rodriguez Zamiar
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.00, AEA 1.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20, NASN 0.00, NFPT 0.00, NSCA-CPT 0.20, NSCA-CSCS 0.00

Time Block J - Sunday, 8:00-9:50am
Review the overwhelming research advocating exercise for the healthy prenatal demographic. Then experience different workout modules that fuse several types of exercise together. Programs cater to an active woman who is experiencing a healthy pregnancy and do not require a conservative and limited maternity. Programs build functional strength, and focus on coordination and the pelvic girdle. CEC: ACE 0.0

305: Medicine Ball Madness
Workshop presented by: Shannon Fable
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, AEA 1.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NATABOC 0.20, NFPT 1.00, NSCA-CPT 0.20, NSCA-CSCS 0.20

Time Block J - Sunday, 8:00-9:50am
Rev up your conditioning classes with high-intensity medicine ball training. Learn how to combine medicine balls with dumbbells and develop a superset program that really gets results. Learn how to progress each drill safely and effectively with solo and partner exercises. This fun, functional format is appropriate for personal trainers and group exercise instructors. CEC: ACE 0.2

306: STOTT PILATES® Intense Sculpting Challenge Flex-Band® Level 4
Workshop presented by: Melissa Harrington
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, AEA 1.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20, NATABOC 0.20, NFPT 1.00, NSCA-CPT 0.20, NSCA-CSCS 0.00

Time Block J - Sunday, 8:00-9:50am
Build more challenge and diversity with this Level 4 Flex-Band workshop. You will earn how to challenge core and peripheral trength with the resistance provided by the Flex-Band exercises and increase intensity in the areas of neuromuscular coordination, balance, strength and flexibility. Cues and corrections for safety and effectiveness are also covered. CEC: ACE 0.2

307: Developing a Top-Notch Personal Training Team
Lecture presented by: Krista Popowych, BHK
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, AEA 1.00, AFAA 2.00, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20, NATABOC 0.20, NFPT 1.00, NSCA-CPT 0.00, NSCA-CSCS 0.00

Time Block J - Sunday, 8:00-9:50am
You know that developing a top-notch training team is one of the most rewarding and often the most challenging role that you face as a program or fitness director. To fully develop a training team that is motivated and successful, you need to provide your trainers with both the tools and the environment to guide their actions and foster their growth. This workshop will provide you with tips and tools on how you can take your trainers to the top and develop a winning program. CEC: ACE 0.2

308: Strategies to Enhance Fat Metabolism
Lecture presented by: Len Kravitz, PhD
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, AEA 1.00, AFAA 2.00, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20, NATABOC 0.20, NFPT 1.00, NSCA-CPT 0.20, NSCA-CSCS 0.20

Time Block J - Sunday, 8:00-9:50am
Here is a comprehensive session that explains the detailed physiological and metabolic aspects of fat metabolism. Participants will learn, from a cellular perspective, the major terms of fat metabolism, the hormonal regulation of lipolysis during exercise, the effect of exercise on lipolysis and fat oxidation, the effect of the glycemic index on fat metabolism, recommended intensities for fat loss and strategies to enhance fat metabolism with exercise. A must-attend lecture for ALL fitness professionals who did not take a biochemistry course in school. CEC: ACE 0.2

309: Continuum-Based Program Design
Lecture/Demo presented by: Rodney Corn, MA
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, AEA 1.00, AFAA 2.00, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20, NATABOC 0.20, NFPT 1.00, NSCA-CPT 0.20, NSCA-CSCS 0.20

Time Block J - Sunday, 8:00-9:50am
We have more toys, tools and trends than we could ever use in our lifetime. There are infinite forms of exercise training, equipment, contradictions between information sources and the science to support it all. Interestingly enough, there is a relatively simple solution to organizing the landslide of information into a usable progressive system to develop programming strategies. This session will discuss a continuum-based organizational strategy for deciphering information and developing client-centered programs. CEC: ACE 0.2

310: Better Balance for Boomers
Lecture presented by: Evan Osar, DC
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, AEA 1.00, AFAA 2.00, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20, NATABOC 0.20, NFPT 1.00, NSCA-CPT 0.20, NSCA-CSCS 0.00

Time Block J - Sunday, 8:00-9:50am

As the number of active Baby Boomers increases, there is the likelihood of increased incidences of falls and other injuries. This session focuses on the three keys to developing and improving balance in the Baby Boomer utilizing the "VIP" approach:
Visualization-addressing neurological causes of muscle inhibition
Isometrics-optimizing hip dissociation through isometric contractions
Progressions-integrating appropriate functional movement progressions

CEC:  ACE 0.2 

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