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


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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

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

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

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

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)
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20
Workshop presented by: Carol Murphy

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

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
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20
Workshop presented by: Matthew Comer, MS

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)
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.00, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM 0.20, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20
Workshop presented by: Kathy Corey

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.

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

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.

610: Progressive Pilates
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM 0.20, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20
Workshop presented by: June Kahn

Time Block O - Sunday, 7:30-9:20am
A Pilates mat work program designed from a progressive perspective. You will begin with three repetitions of the basic modification, then move into four repetitions of the intermediate approach and finish with three repetitions of the advanced version, giving you the ability to adapt your program to all fitness levels as well as challenge the muscles in a variety of ways.

611: Practice What You Preach! Setting New Nutrition Habits
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 2.00, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20
Lecture presented by: Shawn Dolan, PhD, RD

Time Block O - Sunday, 7:30-9:20am
As fitness professionals, we spend a lot of time planning our next class, training or educational session for our clients, but how much effort do we put into our own nutritional wellness? This session will stimulate discussion related to the nutrition habits and knowledge of fitness professionals, plus provide nutrition recommendations for individuals with busy client/teaching schedules.

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.

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

    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.

    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.

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

    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.

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

    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.

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

    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.

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

    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.

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

    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.

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

    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!

    Thursday

    191: Nia® Barefoot Cardio Arts
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.10, ACSM 1.00, AFAA 0.75, NASM-CGT 0.10, NASM-CPT 0.10
    Workshop presented by: Debbie Rosas

    Time Block E - Thursday, 4:50-6:00pm
    The body, movement, personal training and teaching group exercise is all about the art of fusion. Each represents the blending together of energies. Nia fuses the wisdom of the martial arts, incorporating physical, mindful and meditative techniques, tools for conditioning and self-discovery with dance to encourage self-expression, spontaneity, grace and fluidity, with the healing arts, integrative body therapies that provide self-healing and re-alignment tools. The result is a highly-adaptable, fit and healthy body, mind and spirit.

    192: Personalized Aquatic Group Training
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.10, ACSM 1.00, AFAA 1.25, NASM 0.20, NASM-CGT 0.10, NASM-CPT 0.10
    Lecture presented by: Laurie Denomme

    Time Block E - Thursday, 4:50-6:00pm
    Attract more members to your aquatic fitness programs using personalized group training. Learn why this semi-private approach to fitness training is ideal for hospital-based wellness centers, fitness clubs and community aquatic facilities. We will provide the framework necessary to establish, implement and market small-group training for any niche market.

    193: Implementing Mind-Body Into Your Personal Training Practice
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.10, ACSM 1.00, AFAA 1.25, NASM-CGT 0.10, NASM-CPT 0.10
    Lecture presented by: Lawrence Biscontini, MA

    Time Block E - Thursday, 4:50-6:00pm
    As fitness in the new millennium has evolved, so, too, has the job description of the personal trainer. We'll examine the full mind-body-spirit approach to personal training and see how "softer" forms of fitness incorporated into your existing and personal training regime can help you target the client's entire health profile (mind and spirit as well as body) and also increase your success.

    194: Popular Diets: Promises and Pitfalls (Full)
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.10, ACSM 1.00, AFAA 1.25, NASM 0.20, NASM-CGT 0.10, NASM-CPT 0.10
    Lecture

    Time Block E - Thursday, 4:50-6:00pm
    The media loves best-selling books about fad diets and weight control! Can they really help us get healthier, lose weight and improve athletic performance? Find out in this in-depth look at the practicality, sustainability and reality of today's most popular diets, including the South Beach Diet®, the Atkins™ Diet, the Zone™, Sugar Busters! and others.

    195: Programming for Success and Profitability
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.10, ACSM 1.00, AFAA 1.25, NASM-CGT 0.10, NASM-CPT 0.10
    Lecture presented by: Debbie Bellenger, MA

    Time Block E - Thursday, 4:50-6:00pm
    Group exercise program directors! Discover how you can increase participant retention, referrals and the bottom line with examples of five great fee-based programs and five non-fee-based programs. Decide how and when it is appropriate to offer each, all while achieving fiscal goals. In addition, get tips on how your staff can increase the value of each member's experience so both members and staff are happy! Stay competitive in these incredibly challenging times!

    196: Schwinn® Cycling: More Music Magic
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.10, ACSM 1.00, AFAA 0.75, NASM-CGT 0.10, NASM-CPT 0.00
    Workshop presented by: Rob Glick

    Time Block E - Thursday, 4:50-6:00pm
    Music matters! And this updated workshop offers top tips for using music to the max. You'll get a behind-the-scenes look at how smart instructors choose and use music to create rides that are motivating and inspiring! Purchasing music online, playing amateur DJ with editing software, and using your iPod as the ultimate coaching tool will be discussed, but above all, come ready to experience the power of music as a motivator in one unstoppable ride!

    197: Mix It Up! (Indoor Cycling)
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.10, ACSM 1.00, AFAA 0.75, NASM-CGT 0.10, NASM-CPT 0.00
    Workshop presented by: Sandy Blumberg

    Time Block E - Thursday, 4:50-6:00pm
    Music is a key component to your indoor cycling experience and these days there are countless avenues to get new music to incorporate into your workouts. However, it is also very easy to become complacent and simply use the same genre and style of music. This session will discuss various styles of music, where to find them and how to incorporate them into your sessions to give you and your clients a jolt of something different.

    198: Aqua Zumba® (Full)
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.10, ACSM 1.00, AFAA 0.75, NASM-CGT 0.10, NASM-CPT 0.00
    Workshop presented by: Eliza Stone, and Joy Prouty

    Time Block E - Thursday, 4:50-6:00pm
    Combine the high energy of the Latin and international rhythms created in the original Zumba with water and you have this explosive and exciting aqua program. Get wet, get fit and get AQUA ZUMBA!

    Friday

    333: Measure Service for Success
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.10, ACSM 1.00, AFAA 1.25, NASM-CGT 0.10, NASM-CPT 0.10
    Lecture presented by: Tatiana Kolovou, MBA

    Time Block J - Friday, 4:50-6:00pm
    It's all about service delivery in the fitness business, but do we ever objectively measure it? In this session, you will learn and apply the five-step RATER Model that will help you develop long-term data and make smart staffing and programming decisions. It's time to make your service a long-term success.

    334: Recovery: The Secret to Optimal Performance (Full)
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.10, ACSM 1.00, AFAA 1.25, NASM-CGT 0.10, NASM-CPT 0.10
    Lecture presented by: Chris Frankel, MS

    Time Block J - Friday, 4:50-6:00pm
    Recovery is an important yet often overlooked training variable. How much recovery time do your clients actually need? This comprehensive research-based presentation will discuss the physiology of exercise recovery as it relates to improved fitness and performance.

    335: Beyond a Website: Virtual Tools for Attracting Real-World Clients
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.10, ACSM 1.00, AFAA 1.25, NASM 0.20, NASM-CGT 0.10, NASM-CPT 0.10
    Lecture presented by: Amanda Vogel, MA

    Time Block J - Friday, 4:50-6:00pm
    Gone are the days when all you needed to market yourself online was a website. Now there are virtually dozens of free ways to educate fitness consumers and fish for new prospects on the Web. You can even use cyberspace to strengthen relationships with the clients you see every day. Learn practical ideas for how and why user-friendly, social-media tools like Facebook, YouTube, blogs, micro-blogs, podcasts, forums and social networks can help you move forward in the fitness industry.

    336: Schwinn® Cycling: My Favorite Ride! (Full)
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.10, ACSM 1.00, AFAA 0.75, NASM-CGT 0.10, NASM-CPT 0.00
    Workshop presented by: Helen Vanderburg

    Time Block J - Friday, 4:50-6:00pm
    Chosen just for this event by your Schwinn master trainer, come experience a complete ride sure to give you plenty of ideas for your classes and one heck of a workout! You might do a race day simulation, or you might do short sets of powerful hills and flats. You might even do team challenges that give you a chance to compete with the other riders in the room. Whatever happens, you can expect world-class coaching, motivation and high energy.

    337: Keiser® Cycling: Stretch and Extend
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.10, ACSM 1.00, AFAA 0.75, NASM-CGT 0.10, NASM-CPT 0.10
    Workshop presented by: Suzette O'Byrne

    Time Block J - Friday, 4:50-6:00pm
    After a long ride, many cyclists feel the effects of being in a hunched and shortened body position. In this workshop, you and your cycling students will learn and benefit from multisegmental stretches that are inspired by yoga. This workshop will teach you how to maximize the often short but important post-cardio stretch and show you how to safely and effectively incorporate the indoor cycle into your stretching routine.

    338: Aqua Dance II (Full)
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.10, ACSM 1.00, AFAA 0.75, NASM-CGT 0.10, NASM-CPT 0.00
    Workshop presented by: Carrie Ekins, MA

    Time Block J - Friday, 4:50-6:00pm
    Experience music, rhythm and dance from around the world. Add a new dimension to fluid fitness! This workshop will blend the power and passion of dance with the revitalizing elements of aquatic fitness. This integrative program will teach you how to combine movements from these techniques and transform them into a powerful and flowing aquatic workout destined to improve your cardiovascular endurance, concentration, awareness and focus.

    Saturday

    505: 10 Great Programs That Increase Profit and Retention
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 2.00, NASM 0.20, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20
    Lecture presented by: Laurie Cingle, MEd

    Time Block N - Saturday, 4:40-6:30pm
    This session is for program managers, directors and business owners. Discover how you can differentiate your enterprise from similar businesses/programs in your area. Get tips on how to spice up your existing programs and fire up your members (and staff) by launching new ones. You will walk away from this session with 10 programs that you can implement right away.

    506: Schwinn® Cycling for Yogis
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20
    Workshop presented by: Helen Vanderburg

    Time Block N - Saturday, 4:40-6:30pm
    Yoga offers cyclists the perfect cross-training tool: a powerful blend of focus, flexibility and strength to increase range of motion and reduce fatigue. Cycling instructors who practice or teach yoga will get tips on how to blend these formats in the cycling studio. A tiered approach to the yoga section provides a thoughtful approach to the cycling portion and allows for a truly integrated yoga-cycling experience.

    507: Keiser® Cycling: TechnoRide
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20
    Workshop presented by: Krista Popowych, BHK

    Time Block N - Saturday, 4:40-6:30pm
    Technology is a big part of our lives these days, and it certainly has a big presence in fitness. In this session, you will learn how to use Keiser M3's onboard computer to objectively monitor heart rate, time, distance, gear and power output. See how you can manipulate these vital components to create rides that focus on maximum fitness gains and increase motivation.

    508: Gentle Aqua for Rheumatoid Conditions (Standby Only)
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20
    Workshop presented by: Irene Lewis-McCormick, MS

    Time Block N - Saturday, 4:40-6:30pm
    Pilates and yoga-inspired movement is easy to teach and extremely effective for individuals with arthritis and fibromyalgia in water fitness classes. Replace the rebound and the splash with full range of motion, and neutral and grounded movement.

    510: Culture Shock Master Class
    CECs/CEUs:
    Fun presented by: Culture Shock

    Saturday, 6:45-7:45pm
    Learn the latest hip-hop moves in this interactive session. There will be a donation of $10 to participate in this master class; proceeds will go to Culture Shock, a non-profit organization.

    Sunday

    640: Double the Power: Pilates Precision and Yoga Flow (Standby Only)
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.10, ACSM 1.00, AFAA 1.25, NASM-CGT 0.10, NASM-CPT 0.10
    Workshop

    Time Block P - Sunday, 9:35-11:00am
    Combine the mind-body-spirit disciplines of yoga and Pilates and get the benefits of two workouts in one! Stretch from strength and flowing movement out of static, isometric postures. Link the philosophies of movement of two disciplines to create a focused, challenging, mindful workout that will be sure to leave your students strong, centered and stretched to their limit.

    641: Current Concepts in Post-Op Care: Lumbar Spine
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.10, ACSM 1.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM 0.20, NASM-CGT 0.10, NASM-CPT 0.10
    Lecture presented by: Scott Cheatham, DPT

    Time Block P - Sunday, 9:35-11:00am
    This discussion will update fitness professionals on post-operative care for specific lumbar spine conditions. Participants will gain insight on how to safely progress their clients based on the body's own healing process. Techniques such as abdominal core and functional training will be discussed. This discussion is for fitness professionals who desire an in-depth understanding of advanced exercise prescription for the post-operative client.

    642: Going Veg
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.10, ACSM 1.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM 0.20, NASM-CGT 0.10, NASM-CPT 0.10
    Lecture

    Time Block P - Sunday, 9:35-11:00am
    There has been a recent surge in people turning to a vegetarian diet, for both ethical and health reasons. Though this type of diet is ideally optimal in terms of nutrition, it can also fall short of certain nutrients if not approached methodically. This session will delineate how to assure a complete vegetarian diet and describe effective ways to counsel your clients to go "veg" or stay "veg" the right way.

    643: Chasing Pheidippides: Marathon Training 101
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.10, ACSM 1.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM 0.20, NASM-CGT 0.10, NASM-CPT 0.10
    Lecture presented by: Jason Karp, PhD

    Time Block P - Sunday, 9:35-11:00am
    From the time the ancient Greek runner Pheidippides ran from Sparta to Marathon to announce the Greeks' victory in the Battle of Marathon, humans have had a compelling interest in endurance running. With over 300 marathons in the U.S. each year, and a few hundred thousand people running them, it is likely that one of your clients is interested in running a marathon. This presentation will walk you through the process of preparing your clients for a marathon, including tapering and delaying fatigue during the race.

    644: Small-Group Training: A Win-Win!
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.10, ACSM 1.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM 0.20, NASM-CGT 0.10, NASM-CPT 0.10
    Lecture

    Time Block P - Sunday, 9:35-11:00am
    Maximize your hourly earning potential, professional exposure and referral streams while saving your clients money. Get tools for creating and running a successful group by finding a target market, offering a quality fitness program, and marketing and advertising in your club or community.