IDEA World Fitness Convention™ – The World's Largest, Most Comprehensive and Longest-Running Event in our Industry


EXCITING NEWS—Mark Your Calendars!

The 26th annual IDEA World Fitness Convention™ will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California on August 4-8, 2010. Join us and attendees from over 40 countries to get the most relevant and practical fitness knowledge from the largest fitness education provider.

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2010 IDEA World Fitness Convention
  • Join us at L.A. LIVE — the event capitol of the world, spanning more than 6 city blocks. This one-of-a-kind entertainment campus has a variety of world-class sports and entertainment options, making it a popular attraction in Downtown Los Angeles and a short walk from the LA Convention Center.
  • Over 300 educational sessions taught by leading industry experts.
  • IDEA World Fitness Convention Opening Ceremonies will be held at the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE — which is also the site of the GRAMMYs, American Music Awards, the ESPYs and the EMMYs.
  • Enjoy popular restaurants, cafes, bowling lanes, music clubs, or check out the legendary Grammy museum.
  • The convention’s headquarter hotel will be the newly built JW Marriott, a luxury hotel located in the heart of L.A. LIVE.
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We hope to see you there along with thousands of other fitness professionals, as we Inspire The World To Fitness®.

 

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Sessions

All Sessions

010: IDEA’s Fitness Business Forum (Full)
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.70, ACSM 7.00, AFAA 8.00, NASM-CGT 0.70, NASM-CPT 0.70

Wednesday, 8:30am-5:30pm

This full-day preconference workshop is for those who are:

  • Starting a personal training or other fitness-related business
  • New business owners (3 years or less)
  • Entrepreneurs
Whether you’re an existing or new business owner or just beginning to plan your venture, this unique new all-day preconference program is a must for avoiding costly mistakes and building a distinct “fast-track” competitive edge in your market. Discover many of the secrets that most fitness business owners miss, and find out how to balance the personal and professional aspects of your life as your business grows. Get tips for your specific business from the most successful experts in the fitness industry. You can’t afford to miss this in-depth business development workshop.

Welcome 8:30–8:40am

Fitness Business Basics
8:45–10:15am
Derrick Wilburn, MBA
Many fitness professionals find out the hard way that there’s a lot more to starting a business than just running an ad in the local newspaper and raking in the clients. In addition, there is a vast difference between being an independent personal trainer and owning a business. This lecture examines some of the very basic, yet very critical—and often overlooked—elements that go into opening and running a successful enterprise.

Universal Keys to Business Success
10:20–11:50am
Nicki Anderson
As fitness business owners, we all can agree that you need a good menu of services to draw and retain clients and members. While many fitness facilities offer this, what will set you apart from your competitors is amazing customer service. This lecture will provide many keys to unlocking your business potential through customer service.

Lunch
11:50am–12:35pm
Lunch will be provided.

Avoiding Legal Pitfalls: Growing Your Business and Reducing Liability Exposure
12:45–1:55pm
Tricia Schafer, JD
Learn to spot the small problems before they become major liability risks. Whether you’re an independent trainer, employee, or manager of a large facility, this overview of legal issues affecting the fitness industry will heighten your awareness and sharpen your risk-management skills so you can spend more time working with clients and growing your business, and less time putting out fires.

High Returns in a Low Economy— Marketing Strategies That Work!
2:00–3:10pm
Nicki Anderson
Now, more than ever, tighter budgets and lighter wallets have forced us to be creative when it comes to marketing our businesses. This session will offer some great, no-cost/low-cost universal marketing ideas so you can keep your name in front of potential customers.

Generating Clients/Customers Through Business Networking and Referrals
3:15–4:25pm
Derrick Wilburn, MBA
This session will explore, and hopefully get you comfortable with, the art of networking. You will be introduced to a variety of tools and techniques that demonstrate how to use individual styles to communicate, how to put people at ease and how to promote your business. Also, learn why referrals are the best form of business generation and walk away with four tactics to get referrals TODAY!

Growing Your Business in Spite of a Challenging Economy
4:30–5:30pm
Todd Durkin, MA
Yes! You can grow your business and increase profits in a depressed economy! In this enlightening session, you will get tips on how to improve your internal systems to increase efficiency, organization and profitability; create a competitive advantage and raving fans for life; and produce extraordinary results through effective time management. You will also walk away with “out of the box” strategies to create both active and passive income and ideas on how to foster a business culture that attracts clients. You won’t want to miss this practical AND inspirational presentation that is sure to re-energize you and provide you with countless ways to accelerate your business results.

A Certificate of Completion will be provided.


By Derrick Wilburn, MBA, Nicki Anderson, Todd Durkin, MA, Tricia Schafer, JD

011: Focus on Fitness Management—Success Through Synergy (For All Program Directors and Fitness Managers)
Preconference presented by: Bob Esquerre, MA, Darren Jacobson, Focus on Fitness Management Team, Lawrence Biscontini, MA, PJ O'Clair, and Sherri McMillan, MS
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.50, ACSM 5.00, AFAA 8.00, NASM-CGT 0.70, NASM-CPT 0.70

Wednesday, 8:30am-5:30pm

The most successful clubs and programs are those that successfully manage the total member experience by providing exemplary training and service. In order to do this well, it makes sense that the group exercise and personal training communities must work together. This preconference session offers real information and strategies for creating and nurturing synergistic relationships between these two crucial segments within our industry. We will discuss proven ways to get whole departments to work together; the importance of cross- training our teams and developing universal skill sets; the dollars and cents of fitness and how it relates to running a profitable enterprise; and how to inspire excellence so your members have no other choice but to stay with you and sing your praises!

Welcome
8:30–8:40am

Managing the Member/Client Experience
8:45–10:00am
Bob Esquerre, MA
What happens to our clubs, to our students, to our clients and to our professional careers if we successfully manage the member experience? We can “recession proof” the fitness industry! Our clubs will make at least an additional $97.9 million per year; as fitness professionals, we will make at least an additional $12.7 million per year; and our members/clients will get better results! Join Bob as he sets the business tone for 2009 and beyond!

Fostering Cooperation and Synergy Among the Whole Team
10:10–11:25am
Sherri McMillan, MSc
It may be surprising to learn that most personal trainers don’t like the other trainers they work with. And often there’s a “disconnect” between the group exercise team and the training team. As your fitness staff grows, egos begin to clash and personality conflicts surface. Managers are left with high staff turnover and other human resource nightmares,leaving us drained with little to no energy left to work on enhancing and developing a department. This session will guide you through the leadership skills that need to be developed to get each individual on your team performing at their best while ensuring ultimate cooperation. Walk away with fun team-building drills and rewards that empower, connect and inspire your team toward a common vision.

Hybrid Trainers—The Wave of the Future
11:35am–12:45pm
PJ O’Clair
What happens when you combine the skill set of a group exercise instructor with the skill set of a personal trainer or private Pilates instructor? What you have is the new “hybrid” fitness professional who will make more money for themselves and the clubs, help retain members, and provide more results-based programming options for consumers. To date, the hybrid professional has never truly been identified, embraced, or even recognized as a true commodity in the marketplace today. This session will identify the skill set necessary to cultivate this new hybrid professional in your facility.

Lunch 12:45–1:30pm (Lunch will be provided)

Solving Problems and Sharing Solutions (Facilitated Roundtable Discussions)
1:30–2:50pm
Focus on Fitness Management Team
As fitness managers, we all encounter many of the same challenges. Wouldn’t it be nice to share those challenges in a nonthreatening environment and affect real change? This special segment of the Focus on Fitness Management preconference session will give you the opportunity to dissect the many issues that most managers face, discuss possible solutions to those problems and walk away with a clearer vision of how to troubleshoot and problem solve on your own.

The Real Bottom Line: Understanding Profit
3:00–4:15pm
Darren Jacobson
As personal trainer and group exercise managers, do we fully understand the role and responsibility of our departments and the real impact they can have in our facilities? This session will look at global business models relating to personal training, and incentive structures for retaining trainers. We will also discuss the infrastructure that exists in many group exercise department models and ways to turn your department into a highly-driven, customer-focused potential profit center.

Cream Rises: Promoting Excellence Among Instructors and Trainers
4:25–5:25pm
Lawrence Biscontini, MA
Great managers know how to empower their teams to achieve maximum results. This enlightening session will explore the many techniques you can use with your staff to take them from good to great! In addition, you will get tips on how you can help them sharpen their technical skills, be respected fitness ambassadors in the community, attract media attention for your club, and most importantly, encourage their professional growth.

Closing
5:25–5:30pm

Lunch is included in the registration fee.
A Certificate of Completion will be provided.


By Bob Esquerre, MA, Darren Jacobson, Focus on Fitness Management Team, Lawrence Biscontini, MA, PJ O'Clair, Sherri McMillan, MS

012: Nutrition in the News!
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 3.00, NASM-CGT 0.30, NASM-CPT 0.30

Wednesday, 9:00am-12:00pm

Join us for IDEA’s first-ever nutrition preconference session. We have assembled three topics that have been in the headlines over the last year. Come get the latest information on eating green for better health (and a better environment), the lowdown on sugar and sugar substitutes and the research on vitamin D and its far-reaching affects.

Eating Green
9:00–9:55am
Jenna Bell-Wilson, PhD, RD
Eating “green” has become synonymous with sustainability, locally grown and a more conscientious way of planning your meals. We will discuss this “slow food” movement, its characteristics and how you can healthfully, conveniently and easily incorporate this green trend into your daily living.

Sugar Sabotage!
10:00–10:50am
Scott Josephson, MS, RD
Sugar or artificial sweetener! What should you use? This session will discuss several sources of sugar, including sucrose, fructose, sugar alcohols, artificial sweeteners (like Splenda® and Equal®), high fructose corn syrups, honey and others. Walk away with a better understanding of the composition of sugars and sweeteners, how they are metabolized, acceptable daily intake and their effects on appetite, weight loss, fat storage and stability.

Vitamin D: Expose Yourself to the Benefits
11:00–11:50am
Shawn Dolan, PhD, RD
It is well know that vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, plays an important physiological role in bone health. However, the latest research uncovers other vital functions of vitamin D, particularly related to chronic disease prevention. This lecture will teach you about the role vitamin D plays in osteoporosis and beyond by exploring links to hypertension, diabetes and cancer. You can’t afford not to soak up your D!

A Certificate of Completion will be provided.


By Jenna Bell-Wilson, PhD, RD, LD, Scott Josephson, MS, RD, Shawn Dolan, PhD, RD

013: Schwinn® Cycling: Indoor Cycling Instructor Training Course
Preconference presented by: Jay Blahnik, and Juliane Arney
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.00, ACSM 9.00, AFAA 7.00, NASM-CGT 0.90, NASM-CPT 0.90

Wednesday, 9:00am-7:00pm

This information-packed day offers you the industry’s finest and most comprehensive indoor cycling instructor training, giving you everything you need to become the best instructor you can be. Bike fit, cycling physiology and mechanics, proper technique, the Schwinn Cycling Coaching Pyramid, and class design are thoroughly explained and experienced in an interactive format taught by Schwinn program creator Jay Blahnik and lead master trainer Julz Arney. Each attendee will receive a detailed resource manual, a certificate of course completion, a FREE Power Music®/Schwinn Cycling PowerMix music CD, energy snacks and coffee to keep you going, and two power-packed workouts along with detailed notes so you can teach them to your own classes right away.

Lunch on your own.
A Certificate of Completion will be provided.


By Jay Blahnik, Julz Arney

014: STOTT PILATES® Athletic Conditioning on the V2 Max Plus™ Reformer
Preconference presented by: John Garey, MS
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.00, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 3.25, NASM-CGT 0.30, NASM-CPT 0.30

Wednesday, 9:00am-12:30pm

Serious athletes—whether professional or amateur—benefit greatly from performance enhancement training. This high-caliber workout is designed for instructors and trainers working with very fit and accomplished athletes. Using the STOTT PILATES V2 Max, an all-in-one machine that combines the functionality of the professional reformer with the key features and benefits of the Cadillac, experience the virtually endless programming options this piece of equipment allows. Always initiating from the core, you’ll learn how this complete-body workout retrains muscles that may have become unbalanced and you’ll be able to take your clients to a new level of strength and agility.

A Certificate of Completion will be provided.


By John Garey, MS

015: Just 2 Dance Instructor Training
Preconference presented by: Madonna Grimes, MA
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.00, ACSM 4.00, AFAA 3.00, NASM-CGT 0.40, NASM-CPT 0.40

Wednesday, 12:30-4:30pm

This top-notch dance instructor training program is sure to get you on your way to becoming the newest, hottest teacher in your club or studio. Whatever your purpose or skill set, MaDonna will help you see your potential in this genre of fitness.

This training program is for instructors who…

  • Would like to simply freshen up an already established class,
  • Want to learn a different style of dance in order to attract a new clientele,
  • Want to get the latest club moves, or
  • Want to learn how to teach Latin and hip-hop, but don’t know how to get started.

Together we’ll cover every aspect of teaching Latin and hip-hop classes, including music, counting, cuing, step breakdowns, warm-ups, cool-downs and even tips on wardrobe! You’ll learn how to engage all members of your class (beginners and pros) and how to keep them coming back for more!

A Certificate of Completion will be provided.

Special note: Those who register for this preconference session are automatically enrolled in the master class, offered as preconference session #018, at no extra fee.


By Madonna Grimes, MA

016: New Science of the Human Body: The MELT Living-Body Model™
Preconference presented by: Sue Hitzmann, MS
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.60, ACSM 6.00, AFAA 4.50, NASM-CGT 0.60, NASM-CPT 0.60

Wednesday, 12:30-6:30pm

Do your clients have chronic tension or pain? Do you have pain? A recent survey of personal trainers and group exercise instructors found that over 88% experience chronic pain. In fact, 80% of all orthopedic injuries are sports or exercise induced. Although the fitness model has evolved by adding mind-body concepts and functional exercises, injuries are occurring at an alarming rate. Neurofascial science must be added to current fitness practices to reverse this trend. New research has revealed the root cause of pain in active people—dehydrated connective tissue that leads to an unresponsive NeuroCore™ system. These issues cannot be resolved with current exercise protocols, yoga or Pilates techniques. Even in the field of manual therapy, only a few techniques directly treat the neurofascial system.

This 6-hour program will reveal revolutionary neurofascial science regarding connective tissue, pelvic stability and the NeuroCore system. Presenter Sue Hitzmann has integrated and simplified this new science and created an applicable model for the fitness-to-wellness industry: the MELT Living-Body Model. Participants will:

  • Gain a scientific understanding of new research of the human body regarding pelvic stability and mobility, the role of the diaphragm, tensional relationships and connective tissue, and how the neurofascial core system works to maintain postural integrity.
  • Explore the MELT Living-Body Model as a foundation for assessing whole-body imbalance and misalignment to aid in program design of any modality.
  • Apply cutting-edge science to the current musculoskeletal models to improve your ability to work with a broader variety of clientele.
  • Learn the MELT Hand and Foot Treatment and how to use these neurofascial techniques to improve overall body connection, alignment and flexibility for one-on-one clients.

A Certificate of Completion will be provided.


By Sue Hitzmann, MS

017: STOTT PILATES® Intermediate Reformer on the V2 Max Plus™: Angle Advantage
Preconference presented by: PJ O'Clair
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.00, ACSM 4.00, AFAA 3.00, NASM-CGT 0.40, NASM-CPT 0.40

Wednesday, 1:30-5:30pm

This interactive workshop explores the advantage of variable angles of resistance to facilitate and expand the existing STOTT PILATES intermediate reformer repertoire. Designed for participants already familiar with performing and teaching these exercises, this workshop will delve into the possibilities afforded by the V2 Max Plus Reformer’s adjustable pulley system and extensor straps. Discover how to challenge core strength and stability while achieving increased range of motion in exercise modifications and new variations designed to develop balance, proprioceptively stimulate the neuromuscular system, and provide support. Emphasis will be on the goals of the exercises, biomechanics and alignment, as well as cuing and correcting for safety and effectiveness.

A Certificate of Completion will be provided.


By PJ O'Clair

018: Just 2 Dance Master Class
Preconference presented by: Madonna Grimes, MA
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.00, ACSM 0.00, AFAA 0.00, NASM-CGT 0.10, NASM-CPT 0.10

Wednesday, 4:45-5:45pm

Do you just want to dance? Join us for 60 minutes of hot, hot, hot hip-hop steps and moves from the 90s. This class is sure to get you fired up for IDEA World 2009!

Special note: Those who are registered for preconference session #015 (Just 2 Dance Instructor Training) will receive this master class at no extra charge.


By Madonna Grimes, MA

100: Above the Belt-Amazing Upper-Body Workouts (Standby Only)
Workout presented by: Mindy Mylrea
CECs/CEUs:

Time Block A - Thursday, 7:00-7:45am
Do you want more options to work the arms, back and chest? This workout is jam-packed with creative, challenging, cutting-edge upper-body exercises as well as three amazing upper-body routines using tubing, stability balls and gliding discs.

Wednesday

010: IDEA’s Fitness Business Forum (Full)
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.70, ACSM 7.00, AFAA 8.00, NASM-CGT 0.70, NASM-CPT 0.70

Wednesday, 8:30am-5:30pm

This full-day preconference workshop is for those who are:

  • Starting a personal training or other fitness-related business
  • New business owners (3 years or less)
  • Entrepreneurs
Whether you’re an existing or new business owner or just beginning to plan your venture, this unique new all-day preconference program is a must for avoiding costly mistakes and building a distinct “fast-track” competitive edge in your market. Discover many of the secrets that most fitness business owners miss, and find out how to balance the personal and professional aspects of your life as your business grows. Get tips for your specific business from the most successful experts in the fitness industry. You can’t afford to miss this in-depth business development workshop.

Welcome 8:30–8:40am

Fitness Business Basics
8:45–10:15am
Derrick Wilburn, MBA
Many fitness professionals find out the hard way that there’s a lot more to starting a business than just running an ad in the local newspaper and raking in the clients. In addition, there is a vast difference between being an independent personal trainer and owning a business. This lecture examines some of the very basic, yet very critical—and often overlooked—elements that go into opening and running a successful enterprise.

Universal Keys to Business Success
10:20–11:50am
Nicki Anderson
As fitness business owners, we all can agree that you need a good menu of services to draw and retain clients and members. While many fitness facilities offer this, what will set you apart from your competitors is amazing customer service. This lecture will provide many keys to unlocking your business potential through customer service.

Lunch
11:50am–12:35pm
Lunch will be provided.

Avoiding Legal Pitfalls: Growing Your Business and Reducing Liability Exposure
12:45–1:55pm
Tricia Schafer, JD
Learn to spot the small problems before they become major liability risks. Whether you’re an independent trainer, employee, or manager of a large facility, this overview of legal issues affecting the fitness industry will heighten your awareness and sharpen your risk-management skills so you can spend more time working with clients and growing your business, and less time putting out fires.

High Returns in a Low Economy— Marketing Strategies That Work!
2:00–3:10pm
Nicki Anderson
Now, more than ever, tighter budgets and lighter wallets have forced us to be creative when it comes to marketing our businesses. This session will offer some great, no-cost/low-cost universal marketing ideas so you can keep your name in front of potential customers.

Generating Clients/Customers Through Business Networking and Referrals
3:15–4:25pm
Derrick Wilburn, MBA
This session will explore, and hopefully get you comfortable with, the art of networking. You will be introduced to a variety of tools and techniques that demonstrate how to use individual styles to communicate, how to put people at ease and how to promote your business. Also, learn why referrals are the best form of business generation and walk away with four tactics to get referrals TODAY!

Growing Your Business in Spite of a Challenging Economy
4:30–5:30pm
Todd Durkin, MA
Yes! You can grow your business and increase profits in a depressed economy! In this enlightening session, you will get tips on how to improve your internal systems to increase efficiency, organization and profitability; create a competitive advantage and raving fans for life; and produce extraordinary results through effective time management. You will also walk away with “out of the box” strategies to create both active and passive income and ideas on how to foster a business culture that attracts clients. You won’t want to miss this practical AND inspirational presentation that is sure to re-energize you and provide you with countless ways to accelerate your business results.

A Certificate of Completion will be provided.


By Derrick Wilburn, MBA, Nicki Anderson, Todd Durkin, MA, Tricia Schafer, JD

011: Focus on Fitness Management—Success Through Synergy (For All Program Directors and Fitness Managers)
Preconference presented by: Bob Esquerre, MA, Darren Jacobson, Focus on Fitness Management Team, Lawrence Biscontini, MA, PJ O'Clair, and Sherri McMillan, MS
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.50, ACSM 5.00, AFAA 8.00, NASM-CGT 0.70, NASM-CPT 0.70

Wednesday, 8:30am-5:30pm

The most successful clubs and programs are those that successfully manage the total member experience by providing exemplary training and service. In order to do this well, it makes sense that the group exercise and personal training communities must work together. This preconference session offers real information and strategies for creating and nurturing synergistic relationships between these two crucial segments within our industry. We will discuss proven ways to get whole departments to work together; the importance of cross- training our teams and developing universal skill sets; the dollars and cents of fitness and how it relates to running a profitable enterprise; and how to inspire excellence so your members have no other choice but to stay with you and sing your praises!

Welcome
8:30–8:40am

Managing the Member/Client Experience
8:45–10:00am
Bob Esquerre, MA
What happens to our clubs, to our students, to our clients and to our professional careers if we successfully manage the member experience? We can “recession proof” the fitness industry! Our clubs will make at least an additional $97.9 million per year; as fitness professionals, we will make at least an additional $12.7 million per year; and our members/clients will get better results! Join Bob as he sets the business tone for 2009 and beyond!

Fostering Cooperation and Synergy Among the Whole Team
10:10–11:25am
Sherri McMillan, MSc
It may be surprising to learn that most personal trainers don’t like the other trainers they work with. And often there’s a “disconnect” between the group exercise team and the training team. As your fitness staff grows, egos begin to clash and personality conflicts surface. Managers are left with high staff turnover and other human resource nightmares,leaving us drained with little to no energy left to work on enhancing and developing a department. This session will guide you through the leadership skills that need to be developed to get each individual on your team performing at their best while ensuring ultimate cooperation. Walk away with fun team-building drills and rewards that empower, connect and inspire your team toward a common vision.

Hybrid Trainers—The Wave of the Future
11:35am–12:45pm
PJ O’Clair
What happens when you combine the skill set of a group exercise instructor with the skill set of a personal trainer or private Pilates instructor? What you have is the new “hybrid” fitness professional who will make more money for themselves and the clubs, help retain members, and provide more results-based programming options for consumers. To date, the hybrid professional has never truly been identified, embraced, or even recognized as a true commodity in the marketplace today. This session will identify the skill set necessary to cultivate this new hybrid professional in your facility.

Lunch 12:45–1:30pm (Lunch will be provided)

Solving Problems and Sharing Solutions (Facilitated Roundtable Discussions)
1:30–2:50pm
Focus on Fitness Management Team
As fitness managers, we all encounter many of the same challenges. Wouldn’t it be nice to share those challenges in a nonthreatening environment and affect real change? This special segment of the Focus on Fitness Management preconference session will give you the opportunity to dissect the many issues that most managers face, discuss possible solutions to those problems and walk away with a clearer vision of how to troubleshoot and problem solve on your own.

The Real Bottom Line: Understanding Profit
3:00–4:15pm
Darren Jacobson
As personal trainer and group exercise managers, do we fully understand the role and responsibility of our departments and the real impact they can have in our facilities? This session will look at global business models relating to personal training, and incentive structures for retaining trainers. We will also discuss the infrastructure that exists in many group exercise department models and ways to turn your department into a highly-driven, customer-focused potential profit center.

Cream Rises: Promoting Excellence Among Instructors and Trainers
4:25–5:25pm
Lawrence Biscontini, MA
Great managers know how to empower their teams to achieve maximum results. This enlightening session will explore the many techniques you can use with your staff to take them from good to great! In addition, you will get tips on how you can help them sharpen their technical skills, be respected fitness ambassadors in the community, attract media attention for your club, and most importantly, encourage their professional growth.

Closing
5:25–5:30pm

Lunch is included in the registration fee.
A Certificate of Completion will be provided.


By Bob Esquerre, MA, Darren Jacobson, Focus on Fitness Management Team, Lawrence Biscontini, MA, PJ O'Clair, Sherri McMillan, MS

012: Nutrition in the News!
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 3.00, NASM-CGT 0.30, NASM-CPT 0.30

Wednesday, 9:00am-12:00pm

Join us for IDEA’s first-ever nutrition preconference session. We have assembled three topics that have been in the headlines over the last year. Come get the latest information on eating green for better health (and a better environment), the lowdown on sugar and sugar substitutes and the research on vitamin D and its far-reaching affects.

Eating Green
9:00–9:55am
Jenna Bell-Wilson, PhD, RD
Eating “green” has become synonymous with sustainability, locally grown and a more conscientious way of planning your meals. We will discuss this “slow food” movement, its characteristics and how you can healthfully, conveniently and easily incorporate this green trend into your daily living.

Sugar Sabotage!
10:00–10:50am
Scott Josephson, MS, RD
Sugar or artificial sweetener! What should you use? This session will discuss several sources of sugar, including sucrose, fructose, sugar alcohols, artificial sweeteners (like Splenda® and Equal®), high fructose corn syrups, honey and others. Walk away with a better understanding of the composition of sugars and sweeteners, how they are metabolized, acceptable daily intake and their effects on appetite, weight loss, fat storage and stability.

Vitamin D: Expose Yourself to the Benefits
11:00–11:50am
Shawn Dolan, PhD, RD
It is well know that vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, plays an important physiological role in bone health. However, the latest research uncovers other vital functions of vitamin D, particularly related to chronic disease prevention. This lecture will teach you about the role vitamin D plays in osteoporosis and beyond by exploring links to hypertension, diabetes and cancer. You can’t afford not to soak up your D!

A Certificate of Completion will be provided.


By Jenna Bell-Wilson, PhD, RD, LD, Scott Josephson, MS, RD, Shawn Dolan, PhD, RD

013: Schwinn® Cycling: Indoor Cycling Instructor Training Course
Preconference presented by: Jay Blahnik, and Juliane Arney
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.00, ACSM 9.00, AFAA 7.00, NASM-CGT 0.90, NASM-CPT 0.90

Wednesday, 9:00am-7:00pm

This information-packed day offers you the industry’s finest and most comprehensive indoor cycling instructor training, giving you everything you need to become the best instructor you can be. Bike fit, cycling physiology and mechanics, proper technique, the Schwinn Cycling Coaching Pyramid, and class design are thoroughly explained and experienced in an interactive format taught by Schwinn program creator Jay Blahnik and lead master trainer Julz Arney. Each attendee will receive a detailed resource manual, a certificate of course completion, a FREE Power Music®/Schwinn Cycling PowerMix music CD, energy snacks and coffee to keep you going, and two power-packed workouts along with detailed notes so you can teach them to your own classes right away.

Lunch on your own.
A Certificate of Completion will be provided.


By Jay Blahnik, Julz Arney

014: STOTT PILATES® Athletic Conditioning on the V2 Max Plus™ Reformer
Preconference presented by: John Garey, MS
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.00, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 3.25, NASM-CGT 0.30, NASM-CPT 0.30

Wednesday, 9:00am-12:30pm

Serious athletes—whether professional or amateur—benefit greatly from performance enhancement training. This high-caliber workout is designed for instructors and trainers working with very fit and accomplished athletes. Using the STOTT PILATES V2 Max, an all-in-one machine that combines the functionality of the professional reformer with the key features and benefits of the Cadillac, experience the virtually endless programming options this piece of equipment allows. Always initiating from the core, you’ll learn how this complete-body workout retrains muscles that may have become unbalanced and you’ll be able to take your clients to a new level of strength and agility.

A Certificate of Completion will be provided.


By John Garey, MS

015: Just 2 Dance Instructor Training
Preconference presented by: Madonna Grimes, MA
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.00, ACSM 4.00, AFAA 3.00, NASM-CGT 0.40, NASM-CPT 0.40

Wednesday, 12:30-4:30pm

This top-notch dance instructor training program is sure to get you on your way to becoming the newest, hottest teacher in your club or studio. Whatever your purpose or skill set, MaDonna will help you see your potential in this genre of fitness.

This training program is for instructors who…

  • Would like to simply freshen up an already established class,
  • Want to learn a different style of dance in order to attract a new clientele,
  • Want to get the latest club moves, or
  • Want to learn how to teach Latin and hip-hop, but don’t know how to get started.

Together we’ll cover every aspect of teaching Latin and hip-hop classes, including music, counting, cuing, step breakdowns, warm-ups, cool-downs and even tips on wardrobe! You’ll learn how to engage all members of your class (beginners and pros) and how to keep them coming back for more!

A Certificate of Completion will be provided.

Special note: Those who register for this preconference session are automatically enrolled in the master class, offered as preconference session #018, at no extra fee.


By Madonna Grimes, MA

016: New Science of the Human Body: The MELT Living-Body Model™
Preconference presented by: Sue Hitzmann, MS
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.60, ACSM 6.00, AFAA 4.50, NASM-CGT 0.60, NASM-CPT 0.60

Wednesday, 12:30-6:30pm

Do your clients have chronic tension or pain? Do you have pain? A recent survey of personal trainers and group exercise instructors found that over 88% experience chronic pain. In fact, 80% of all orthopedic injuries are sports or exercise induced. Although the fitness model has evolved by adding mind-body concepts and functional exercises, injuries are occurring at an alarming rate. Neurofascial science must be added to current fitness practices to reverse this trend. New research has revealed the root cause of pain in active people—dehydrated connective tissue that leads to an unresponsive NeuroCore™ system. These issues cannot be resolved with current exercise protocols, yoga or Pilates techniques. Even in the field of manual therapy, only a few techniques directly treat the neurofascial system.

This 6-hour program will reveal revolutionary neurofascial science regarding connective tissue, pelvic stability and the NeuroCore system. Presenter Sue Hitzmann has integrated and simplified this new science and created an applicable model for the fitness-to-wellness industry: the MELT Living-Body Model. Participants will:

  • Gain a scientific understanding of new research of the human body regarding pelvic stability and mobility, the role of the diaphragm, tensional relationships and connective tissue, and how the neurofascial core system works to maintain postural integrity.
  • Explore the MELT Living-Body Model as a foundation for assessing whole-body imbalance and misalignment to aid in program design of any modality.
  • Apply cutting-edge science to the current musculoskeletal models to improve your ability to work with a broader variety of clientele.
  • Learn the MELT Hand and Foot Treatment and how to use these neurofascial techniques to improve overall body connection, alignment and flexibility for one-on-one clients.

A Certificate of Completion will be provided.


By Sue Hitzmann, MS

017: STOTT PILATES® Intermediate Reformer on the V2 Max Plus™: Angle Advantage
Preconference presented by: PJ O'Clair
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.00, ACSM 4.00, AFAA 3.00, NASM-CGT 0.40, NASM-CPT 0.40

Wednesday, 1:30-5:30pm

This interactive workshop explores the advantage of variable angles of resistance to facilitate and expand the existing STOTT PILATES intermediate reformer repertoire. Designed for participants already familiar with performing and teaching these exercises, this workshop will delve into the possibilities afforded by the V2 Max Plus Reformer’s adjustable pulley system and extensor straps. Discover how to challenge core strength and stability while achieving increased range of motion in exercise modifications and new variations designed to develop balance, proprioceptively stimulate the neuromuscular system, and provide support. Emphasis will be on the goals of the exercises, biomechanics and alignment, as well as cuing and correcting for safety and effectiveness.

A Certificate of Completion will be provided.


By PJ O'Clair

018: Just 2 Dance Master Class
Preconference presented by: Madonna Grimes, MA
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.00, ACSM 0.00, AFAA 0.00, NASM-CGT 0.10, NASM-CPT 0.10

Wednesday, 4:45-5:45pm

Do you just want to dance? Join us for 60 minutes of hot, hot, hot hip-hop steps and moves from the 90s. This class is sure to get you fired up for IDEA World 2009!

Special note: Those who are registered for preconference session #015 (Just 2 Dance Instructor Training) will receive this master class at no extra charge.


By Madonna Grimes, MA

Thursday

100: Above the Belt-Amazing Upper-Body Workouts (Standby Only)
Workout presented by: Mindy Mylrea
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Time Block A - Thursday, 7:00-7:45am
Do you want more options to work the arms, back and chest? This workout is jam-packed with creative, challenging, cutting-edge upper-body exercises as well as three amazing upper-body routines using tubing, stability balls and gliding discs.

101: Les Mills®: BODYATTACK®, BODYCOMBAT® and BODYJAM® (Standby Only)
Workout presented by: Lisa Osborne, Dan Cohen, Gandalf Archer, and Rachael Cohen
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Time Block A - Thursday, 7:00-7:45am
This class features three of Les Mills' most popular programs. You will build strength and stamina in BODYATTACK, feel totally unleashed and empowered in BODYCOMBAT and lose yourself in the dance-inspired cardio of BODYJAM.

102: UCML (Standby Only)
Workout
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Time Block A - Thursday, 7:00-7:45am
...stands for Upper, Cardio, Middle and Lower. You get the idea! Join in on this fast-paced, full-body circuit workout. Participants will perform five exercises per round. Five rounds total! Ready, set, go!

103: Fuego!
Workout presented by: Nica Cavegn
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Time Block A - Thursday, 7:00-7:45am
Latin-American groove meets Swiss precision. Latin movements are introduced step-by-step through classic aerobic routines. Let it go in this hot, hot, hot dance workout.

104: Addicted to Step! (Standby Only)
Workout presented by: Tal Yahalom
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Time Block A - Thursday, 7:00-7:45am
To those who cannot live without step, this class is just for you! Creative, easy-to-follow patterns are broken down using the most current teaching techniques. Warning! You might get addicted!

 

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105: R-KAIDE™: The Newest Way to Score Points! (Full)
Workout presented by: Fred Hoffman, MEd, and Biray Alsac, MS
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Time Block A - Thursday, 7:00-7:45am
Ever thought of fusing video games with exercise? R-KAIDE is a fresh new workout that blends entertainment technology with exercise physiology. Inspired by popular dance-based video games, this class scores big by bringing the video arcade into the workout room! With dance pads for everyone, a giant screen and groovy music, you'll see why R-KAIDE is attracting new audiences to group fitness. Calling all players!

106: Club Spotlight: Climb-Max by Equinox®
Workout presented by: Mark Hendricks, and Paul Katami
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Time Block A - Thursday, 7:00-7:45am
Join Team Equinox for this exciting, innovative and extremely effective cardio/strength circuit workout featuring the SPRI® Slanted Riser™. Ramp up your traditional circuit and group strength class by utilizing the slanted risers in two different positions, creating both a 17-degree and 25-degree incline to add variety and intensity to your training program. So start climbing and start seeing results!

107: GRAVITYPilates® :: Fresh Breath Two™ (Full)
Workout presented by: Annika Carlson
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Time Block A - Thursday, 7:00-7:45am
Fresh Breath Two is an energetic, vibrant and fluid workshop that progressively incorporates full-body movements. It is inspired by traditional and evolved mat, reformer and Cadillac exercises. Participants will build on awareness and strength by incorporating compound movements that require synchronicity and coordination.

108: POWER Kranking® (Full)
Workout
CECs/CEUs:

Time Block A - Thursday, 7:00-7:45am
Work your upper body like never before in this exciting new class. Thirty minutes on the new Johnny G Krankcycle® gives you a GREAT cardiovascular workout, builds upper-body and core strength and even provides full-body training through the stabilization required by the legs. This is a challenging workout! Upper-body training is the way of the future, and POWER Kranking is the way to maximum results. Repeated as session 212.

109: TRX® Body Blast (Full)
Workout presented by: Leigh Crews
CECs/CEUs:

Time Block A - Thursday, 7:00-7:45am
This empowering group strength workout set to music will hit your entire body and switch on your core like nothing you've ever encountered. Starting with a warm-up to get you fired up, the heart of the workout includes demanding exercises for lower- and upper-body strength and some additional moves that target the core. This fun, dynamic and high-energy class uses exercises that can be adapted to challenge every participant.

Friday

200: IDEA Experience: Surfing at Huntington Beach (Standby Only)
Fun presented by: Lenita Anthony, MA
CECs/CEUs:

Friday, 6:15-10:00am
This is your chance to learn to surf where it all began: "Surf City USA" Huntington Beach. The Pacific Ocean stretching before you offers the most consistent surfing waves on the West Coast. Fulcrum Surf School will provide the professional instruction in a small-group setting. Limited to 20 participants. Transportation and equipment is provided.
By Lenita Anthony, MA

201: IDEA Experience: Beach Olympics (IE)
Fun presented by: Jeff Kress, PhD
CECs/CEUs:

Friday, 6:15-10:00am
Enjoy the beautiful beach and boardwalk at Huntington Beach. This fun Olympics will include cycling on beach cruiser bikes, beach volleyball and a variety of fun problem-solving and team-building activities that can be used when you get home to add some spice to your current programming. Limited to 20 participants. Transportation and equipment is provided.
By Jeff Kress, PhD

202: Wake Up to Sun Salutations (Full)
Workout presented by: Stacy McCarthy
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Time Block F - Friday, 7:00-7:45am
Sun salutations are among the most refined and effective movement meditations for health and well-being. Originally practiced in honor of the sun's vitality and life-giving energy, this precise combination of forward bends, backbends and inversions is believed to promote circulation and inner balance.

203: 10-Minute Trainer Trio (Standby Only)
Workout
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Time Block F - Friday, 7:00-7:45am
Participants will experience three nonstop 10-minute workouts, back to back to back. We'll do a core cardio workout, followed by 10 minutes of upper-body work and then finish with 10 minutes of training for the lower body. Join in on the fun!

204: Boot Camp 2009 (Full)
Workout presented by: Todd Durkin, MA
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Time Block F - Friday, 7:00-7:45am
Talk about motivating and exhilarating! This class combines cardiovascular conditioning, functional sports training and conditioning exercises, and calisthenics using body weight and partners, all while singing traditional boot camp hymns. Leave feeling emotionally and spiritually uplifted and proud of the fact that you completed the challenge.

205: The SMART Workout (Standby Only)
Workout presented by: Peter Twist, MSc
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Time Block F - Friday, 7:00-7:45am
Join us for this challenging full-body workout that will leave your muscles pumped, your heart rate jacked, your nervous system taxed and your body SMARTER. We'll focus on integrated dynamic balance and movement with isolation and multijoint prime mover strength. No membership required, no added fees, just a functional workout with endless exercise options using cutting-edge equipment.

 

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206: Rock da Club!
Workout presented by: Nica Cavegn
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Time Block F - Friday, 7:00-7:45am
Get ready to move with this cardio dance class straight from MTV. We'll be moving to the newest club music. Dance maniacs will freak out!

207: Variable Resistance (Standby Only)
Workout presented by: Aileen Sheron
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Time Block F - Friday, 7:00-7:45am
This challenging tubing class will teach you how to work the body effectively using just one resistance tube. Standing, sitting and floor work will leave you with dozens of safe and fun ways to combine muscle groups. Smooth transitions and creative combinations will give you the tools to offer your students a totally tubular workout.

 

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208: LES MILLS®: BODYATTACK®, BODYVIVE® and BODYCOMBAT®
Workout presented by: Mark Nu'u, Lisa Osborne, Dan Cohen, and Rachael Cohen
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Time Block F - Friday, 7:00-7:45am
Build strength and stamina in BODYATTACK, be rejuvenated and energized in BODYVIVE and feel totally unleashed and empowered in BODYCOMBAT.

209: Three-Dimensional Step
Workout presented by: Rebecca Small
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Time Block F - Friday, 7:00-7:45am
Three-Dimensional Step will take you to a new level in stepping. You will glide effortlessly around three step platforms, weaving in and out, over and back, and side to side. Just when you thought you had seen it all, this class will deliver something more, that special something that you look for at conventions. Treat yourself and have some fun.

Saturday

400: Tandem Training-Two Can Be Better Than One!
Workshop presented by: Marc Lebert, and Mindy Mylrea
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.00, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

Time Block K - Saturday, 8:00-9:50am
Bring a friend! This session pairs people up with unique body weight exercises and equipment options like the Equalizer and Buddy System along with new programming for training in tandem. This is a great way to stay connected with your clients while you both perform exercises. These techniques will also help teams get closer by training together. You'll see... a little friendly competition can really maximize effort levels and results .

401: dance del.icio.us: cardio choreo
Workshop presented by: Juliane Arney
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.00

Time Block K - Saturday, 8:00-9:50am
Let's bring back low-impact in an off-the-charts workout influenced by dance styles from here, there and everywhere! It's like a nonstop "cardio-smoothie" sure to satisfy the most demanding choreography connoisseur, complete with progressions and teaching tips to successfully deliver this classic calorie killer.

402: Metabolic Fat-Torching Protocols (Full)
Workshop presented by: Juan Carlos Santana, MEd
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM 0.20, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

Time Block K - Saturday, 8:00-9:50am
This workshop will provide trainers with several protocols that will turn their clients into fat-burning machines. To many, long steady distance (LSD) training in the fat-burning zone is an outdated method of fat reduction. Experience the high-intensity circuits JC uses with his fighters, models and fitness clients. Not only do they look good, they outlast the competition!

403: Graceful Grand Finales-Make a Lasting Impression
Workshop presented by: Shannon Fable
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

Time Block K - Saturday, 8:00-9:50am
How your participants feel when they walk out the door has a strong correlation to their eventual return. Help increase their chances by creating a final cool-down that leaves them feeling relaxed and successful. Uncover the top 10 ingredients to an inspirational finale. You will also learn five finales choreographed to inspirational tunes perfect for any class you teach. Take home a list of tunes you can choose from to create your own finales throughout the year.

404: Applying Movement Assessments Effectively
Workshop presented by: Justin Price, MA
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM 0.20, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

Time Block K - Saturday, 8:00-9:50am
The ability to assess a person's movement patterns enables you to understand where a client may experience limitations or compensations when they move. This session shows you how to properly assess movement and how to develop exercises that address a client's movement dysfunctions to help them eliminate pain and reach their training goals.

405: From the R-KAIDE™ to the Aerobics Room: Video Games Get Active
Workshop presented by: Biray Alsac, MS, and Fred Hoffman, MEd
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

Time Block K - Saturday, 8:00-9:50am
Exergames (like Nintendo® Wii™) have inspired a whole new audience to fitness-people who seek entertaining game play while reaping the health benefits of exercise. Come experience R-KAIDE™, the first video arcade-inspired group fitness class, and learn how to get started. Find out how exergames are being integrated into schools, health clubs and recreation centers to increase physical activity, and discover how easily you can leverage this cultural phenomenon into new programming for your facility. Game on!

406: Done in 30 Minutes! (Full)
Workshop presented by: Abbie Appel
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM 0.20, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

Time Block K - Saturday, 8:00-9:50am
If you teach classes to participants with a limited amount of time, this workshop is for you! This workshop will give you great ideas to create express nonstop circuit/interval workouts. Experience three 30-minute workouts that include warm-ups, workouts and core training. Utilize a different piece of equipment: a stability ball, tubing and the Body Bar®, for each of these sessions and find new ways to get the job done quickly, intensely and safely.

407: Born to Step
Workshop presented by: Yoav Avidar
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM 0.20, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.00

Time Block K - Saturday, 8:00-9:50am
Some are born to sing, some are born to dance and some... are born to step! This session is loaded with creative step choreography, topped with dance moves and broken down using the most up-to-date teaching techniques. If you were born to step, this is the session for you!

408: GRAVITY® :: Up Close and Personal (Full)
Workshop presented by: Jeff Groh
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

Time Block K - Saturday, 8:00-9:50am
Repeated as session 137. See description on page 23.

409: Kranking® and the Athlete (Full)
Workshop presented by: Jim Karanas, MS
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

Time Block K - Saturday, 8:00-9:50am
Repeated as session 269. See description on page 29.

Sunday

600: Flexibility Highways
Workshop presented by: Chuck Wolf, MS
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

Time Block O - Sunday, 7:30-9:20am
Human motion is an integrated chain relationship that is dependent upon the partnership of adjacent muscle groups to attain optimal function and performance. This workshop will explore the partnerships that exist within the body to promote integrated flexibility and performance.

601: R and R Training
Workshop presented by: Aileen Sheron
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

Time Block O - Sunday, 7:30-9:20am
This restore and release workshop focuses on myofacial release using specific stretches and rolling techniques with a tennis ball. Learn how to utilize this inexpensive tool to help muscles recover effectively from stress and overuse. Treat yourself to the ultimate full-body massage, customized to your specific needs.

602: Corrective Exercise and Personal Training
Workshop presented by: Justin Price, MA
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

Time Block O - Sunday, 7:30-9:20am
Most people have musculoskeletal imbalances that can lead to pain and/or injury, which may ultimately prevent them from reaching their goals. These imbalances can be resolved as your clients continue to train by incorporating proper corrective exercises. This session shows trainers how to assess imbalances and integrate corrective exercises into personal training programs that are fun, challenging and rewarding.

603: Dance Mastery-Successful Layering
Workshop presented by: Yoav Avidar
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.00

Time Block O - Sunday, 7:30-9:20am
Dance aerobics instructors are exposed to the task of modifying the choreography in order to address multilevel participants. Though dance choreography inspiration comes from a variety of dance disciplines, the teaching skills are different when imported into the fitness world. Here, Yoav will lead you, move by move, into the small details that make a big difference in your students' success.

604: Step Turns 20!
Workshop presented by: Fred Hoffman, MEd
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.00

Time Block O - Sunday, 7:30-9:20am
Just like any 20 year old, step has grown up and come into it's own! But it still remains a fun, effective cardiovascular activity. So come celebrate step training's 20th year in this all-new session loaded with dynamic, user-friendly, easy-to-teach and ready-to-use step combos. This birthday party is a guaranteed good time for all!

605: Tubing Challenge-Total Body (Standby Only)
Workshop presented by: Carol Murphy
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

Time Block O - Sunday, 7:30-9:20am
Take a fresh look at one of the most popular pieces of equipment used in 94% of clubs today- tried and true tubing! This session is packed full of solo and partner resistance tubing exercises designed to enhance fitness and performance goals. Learn why and how to employ the fundamentals of functional performance and functional movement patterns to create usable strength.

606: Warrior in Motion
Workshop presented by: Kimberly Spreen
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

Time Block O - Sunday, 7:30-9:20am
Come be inspired to unleash the graceful warrior inside you! This fusion workshop merges traditional karate, kickboxing and yoga. Through constant movement incorporating controlled strikes, blocks, yoga poses and core work, you will be challenged to find your inner strength as well as your inner balance.

607: STOTT PILATES® Total-Body Sculpting, Flex-Band®, Level 2
Workshop presented by: Matthew Comer, MS
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

Time Block O - Sunday, 7:30-9:20am
This workshop teaches exercises that increase core and peripheral strength, and add multidimensional joint movements, variety and challenge to the basic Flex-Band exerciser routine. Cues and corrections for safety and effectiveness are also covered.

608: Innovations and Choreography in Pilates (Full)
Workshop presented by: Kathy Corey
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.00, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM 0.20, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

Time Block O - Sunday, 7:30-9:20am
Pilates has evolved. Join us for this special workshop that will show you how to introduce innovative choreography and sequencing into classes. Explore several ways for taking traditional movements and using modifications and variations to create combinations that can be done individually or linked together to create a complete choreographed class. This course is a progressive and contemporary approach to the Pilates system of exercise.

 

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609: Yoga Therapy: The Shoulder Girdle (Standby Only)
Workshop presented by: Suzette O'Byrne
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM 0.20, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

Time Block O - Sunday, 7:30-9:20am
Do you have the weight of the world on your shoulders? Explore and experience methods for releasing the tension and tightness that we build up in our shoulder girdle. Learn the anatomy of the shoulder girdle and its connections to the rest of our body, allowing us to feel freedom and lightness in our posture. Discover the openness and stability we can bring to our heart and throat chakras.