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

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144: Strategies to Achieve More in Less Time
Lecture presented by: Todd Durkin, MA
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 2.00, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

Time Block C - Thursday, 10:15am-12:05pm
Do you have more projects than time to do them in? Is your to-do list growing by the minute? Then it may be time to re-evaluate your time-management system. This session will present top tips for planning, prioritizing, organizing and choosing those activities that will help you to maximize your efficiency and teach you how to make better decisions for personal and professional growth.

145: Are You Hungry or Stressed?
Lecture presented by: Jenna Bell-Wilson, PhD, RD, LD
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 2.00, NASM 0.20, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

Time Block C - Thursday, 10:15am-12:05pm
How many people do you know who eat when they are stressed? In this session, we will take an in-depth look at what science has to say about our eating behaviors, the role our hormones play and how we can turn this knowledge into action to manage our own (and our clients') diets. Participants will be able to discuss how hormones affect hunger, detail the impact that stress has on dietary intake and provide clients with tips and solutions to manage their diet despite their stress-and all within scope of practice.

146: The Aging Club Member Crisis
Lecture presented by: Sue Hitzmann, MS
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 2.00, NASM 0.20, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

Time Block C - Thursday, 10:15am-12:05pm
Are your club offerings geared toward keeping your older adults active, healthy and pain free? It's time to apply longevity fitness methods to the templates of traditional exercise. We will discuss how the industry can better evolve to serve your youthful, yet older members and retain long-lasting relationships. Experience cutting-edge science and applications to stall the aging process and live pain free today.

147: How We Can Save Our Industry: Putting the "R" Back Into Customer Service
Lecture presented by: Bob Esquerre, MA, and Jolyn Esquerre
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 2.00, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

Time Block C - Thursday, 10:15am-12:05pm
Our clubs always talk a great customer service game, but they do such a terrible job in delivering on their promises! With a club attrition rate of 26.7% in 2007, our clubs lost about 11.4 million members. That dropout rate is equivalent to about $85.1 million in lost membership revenue. This session will look at what fitness professionals and professional managers can do to reverse this trend by putting the "relationship" back into customer service.

148: Schwinn® Cycling: Ride a Century!
Workshop presented by: Keli Roberts
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

Time Block C - Thursday, 10:15am-12:05pm
The cycling "century," 100 miles of pure endurance, is quickly becoming the new fundraiser favorite for amateur riders! Your indoor cycling classes are perfectly suited to help students train for the endurance to stay the course. In this workshop, you'll learn the key components of a century ride and the basics of training for event day. You'll receive two complete program designs, including class notes and music; one to train a group for a one-time indoor century, and another to conquer a century ride in your classes over 5 weeks.

149: Keiser® Cycling: Outdoor Ride
Workshop presented by: Suzette O'Byrne
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

Time Block C - Thursday, 10:15am-12:05pm
This workshop is loaded with cycle-training techniques that are taken straight from the road. Ride away with a stronger understanding and how-to application of cycling elements such as time trailing, drafting, pedal stroke and more. This workshop will connect your cycling experience to the world of outdoor riding. Get geared up to take your indoor cycling experience to a whole new level.

150: Indo-Row®: The Perfect Calorie Burn (Standby Only)
Workshop presented by: Josh Crosby, Douglas Brooks, MS, and Jay Blahnik
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

Time Block C - Thursday, 10:15am-12:05pm
Repeated as sessions 116, 177, 220, 281 and 308. See description on page 22.

151: 3 Degrees of Functional Freedom (Water Fitness)
Workshop presented by: Laurie Denomme
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

Time Block C - Thursday, 10:15am-12:05pm
Efficient body mechanics rely on the ability to freely move in all three planes of motion. Learn how exercises that offer diversity of movement in all degrees of freedom provide a balanced approach to total-body conditioning. Experience innovative ideas using unilateral and multiplane movement options specifically designed to increase shoulder, hip and core stabilization. Use the water's accommodating resistance to maximize the training results for increased muscular strength and endurance.

152: Mind-Body Triathlon INTENSIVE PREMIERE
InTensive presented by: Lawrence Biscontini, MA
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.30, NASM-CPT 0.30

Thursday, 10:15am-1:15pm
This land and aquatic journey marks the first of its kind at IDEA. We'll begin our journey with a mind-body outdoor walk beyond the grounds, then we'll enjoy an energizing-yet challenging-qigong/tai chi circle session, and finish by gathering in the pool for partner yoga, a dynamic flexibility and aquatic Buddha camp. Please wear your bathing suit under dry, loose clothing; apply sunscreen; and bring sunglasses and a hat. Additional fee required for this class. See page 40 for more information.
By Lawrence Biscontini, MA

160: Functional Training: Muscles and Movement in 3-D (Full)
Workshop presented by: Rodney Corn, 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 D - Thursday, 2:45-4:35pm
Join in as we discuss functional anatomy and biomechanics in a hands-on learning format. You will learn how gravity, ground reaction force, mass and momentum play a vital role in the rhythm and timing of movement in three-dimensional space. Through practical application and a fun workout using new exercise tools, we will teach the application of using integrated training techniques to disperse loads over the whole kinetic chain to make exercises energy efficient and less susceptible to tissue breakdown. You won't want to miss this highly-interactive session.

 

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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

160: Functional Training: Muscles and Movement in 3-D (Full)
Workshop presented by: Rodney Corn, 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 D - Thursday, 2:45-4:35pm
Join in as we discuss functional anatomy and biomechanics in a hands-on learning format. You will learn how gravity, ground reaction force, mass and momentum play a vital role in the rhythm and timing of movement in three-dimensional space. Through practical application and a fun workout using new exercise tools, we will teach the application of using integrated training techniques to disperse loads over the whole kinetic chain to make exercises energy efficient and less susceptible to tissue breakdown. You won't want to miss this highly-interactive session.

 

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161: The New Science of the NeuroCore™
Workshop presented by: Sue Hitzmann, MS
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

Time Block D - Thursday, 2:45-4:35pm
Break away from the current core models and exercises meant to improve core stability. Recent science has revealed a dual neurofascial system that provides whole-body grounding, gut support and spinal stability. Unfortunately, this system is not strengthened through current exercise methods. Explore ways to tap into the neurofascial core system and achieve immediate changes in alignment, spinal mobility and stability.

162: Buddy Up!
Workshop presented by: Brett Klika, and Todd Durkin, 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 D - Thursday, 2:45-4:35pm
Small-group and partner training is one of the fastest growing segments in the fitness industry. See how this model of training can make a huge difference in your business and career! Learn how to account for different fitness and skill levels and how to make each training feel like a personal session. Participants will also experience several new, dynamic and interactive exercises specifically designed for partners and small groups.

163: Drums, Dance and Rhythm-Moving the World!
Workshop presented by: Madonna Grimes, MA
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.00

Time Block D - Thursday, 2:45-4:35pm
Expand your dance personality! Learn to be multicultural in your movement vocabulary as you dance to rhythms of the world. Raise your vibration as you experience oneness in the collective beat encouraged by the rhythm of live drumming and bodies pumping. Express yourself. You will be transformed!

164: Step Mastery-Class Design Basics
Workshop presented by: Yoav Avidar
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

Time Block D - Thursday, 2:45-4:35pm
Many experienced instructors realize that teaching a beginners step class, and creating a format that is user-friendly and inviting, is sometimes more challenging than teaching the most advanced choreography. The first impression is critical for the new stepper, and in this workshop you'll see how to create the very best first impression.

165: Dry Land Conditioning for Surfing WS
Fun presented by: Lenita Anthony, MA
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

Time Block D - Thursday, 2:45-4:35pm
For those who thrive on the exhilarating feeling of riding a wave, sometimes regular workouts just don't hold much excitement. Anyone who surfs needs serious land-based training in addition to their water workouts. In this session, we'll look at the physiological requirements for surfing and show you techniques to train for enhanced strength, endurance and balance. Note: Highly recommended for those participating in the surfing session on August 14. For more information, see page 6.

166: BOSU® Athletic Balance, Strength and Power (Standby Only)
Workshop presented by: Keli Roberts
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

Time Block D - Thursday, 2:45-4:35pm
Balance is the foundation of performance and skilled movement for both sport and daily life, and it is highly trainable at all ages. Systemize how you integrate unstable surface training into every aspect of your workouts. New skill progression and regression options that train the body from head to toe will be taught. You'll leave this session knowing how and when to teach integrated balance, strength and power drills for any athlete.

 

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167: STOTT PILATES® Introduction to Vertical Frame Workshop (Full)
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 D - Thursday, 2:45-4:35pm
In this workshop, participants will learn how to replicate the majority of essential-level exercises normally performed on the Cadillac. Using the vertical frame on any model of STOTT PILATES reformer, explore how the bars and springs can add variety while targeting individual muscle groups. Participants will discover how a wide range of exercises can be programmed into a full vertical-frame workout or used as a complement to any reformer or mat work routine.

 

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168: BBU: Reforming Lower-Back Pain (Full)
Workshop presented by: Nora St. John
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

Time Block D - Thursday, 2:45-4:35pm
Learn how to work safely and effectively on the reformer with clients who have lower-back pain. Following a brief lesson in spinal anatomy and common pathologies, you will learn to recognize common physical patterns that contribute to lower-back pain and how to work with them. Specific reformer programs for each of the patterns will be included.

169: Peak Pilates®: MVe® Chair Flex and Flow Workout (Full)
Workshop presented by: Stacey Lei Krauss
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

Time Block D - Thursday, 2:45-4:35pm
Learn several creative MVe Chair progressions that you will be able to teach next week! We'll show you how to balance between flow and breath along with precision and strength, as you move seamlessly and mindfully in and out of postures, positions and transitions. Move from the inside out in this Pilates fusion workout.

Friday

249: Schwinn® Cycling: Instant InterACTION! (Full)
Workshop presented by: Juliane Arney
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

Time Block G - Friday, 8:05-9:55am
Looking for ways to instantly put more excitement into your cycling workouts? This updated workshop is designed to provide you with skills, drills and clever tricks of the trade to create more interaction, motivation and teamwork in every class. You'll learn to create quick and simple interactive moments in your classes that have purpose and power. Take home new ideas and your cycling classes will never be the same!

250: Keiser® Cycling: Core Stability
Workshop presented by: Suzette O'Byrne
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

Time Block G - Friday, 8:05-9:55am
For many students, the cycling posture can be a challenging position to maintain. As a result, indoor cyclists often experience aches and pains both during and after the ride. In this workshop, you will learn how to instruct your students to effectively activate their inner core. An active core ensures that compensating muscles do not engage while pedaling and that the efficiency of the pedal stroke is maximized. Help your students experience a smooth ride with a body that is both stable and strong.

251: Aqua Buddha-Camp: Aggressive Mind-Body (Standby Only)
Workshop presented by: Lawrence Biscontini, MA
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

Time Block G - Friday, 8:05-9:55am
If you know Lawrence, you know he's a lover and not a fighter, so traditional boot camp classes are not in his repertoire. Come and experience the mindful application of aquatic boot camp using an aggressive fusion of effective and intense series that flow from yoga to Pilates to tai chi. Combine the most challenging aquatic adaptations from those disciplines with a unique format philosophy and join the aquatic Buddha Camp craze!

260: No Pain, Big Gains! (Standby Only)
Workshop presented by: Brett Klika
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

Time Block H - Friday, 10:15am-12:05pm
The most common chronic aches and pains that get in the way of a pain-free, active lifestyle usually involve the feet, knees, back and shoulders. This workshop demonstrates how to integrate exercises for pain prevention into a high-intensity, calorie-burning, fun workout. Learn over 20 new exercises to prevent and decrease pain in the "big four," enabling your clients to live a pain-free and fit lifestyle!

261: Zumba® Gold: The Toning Workout
Workshop presented by: Josie Gardiner, and Joy Prouty
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

Time Block H - Friday, 10:15am-12:05pm
This exciting class brings together the energy of the Zumba rhythms designed for the older active adult and the innovative muscle training of using light-weight toning sticks or free weights. It's fun, different, safe and effective for the older participant.

 

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262: One-on-One Partner Training
Workshop presented by: Janice Hutton, MA, and Peter Twist, MSc
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM 0.20, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

Time Block H - Friday, 10:15am-12:05pm
Competition + play = hard work and fun! Join in on the fun with some new and innovative balance, strength and movement exercises designed to test your ability to read, react and use manual resistance. A must-attend session for personal trainers and group instructors looking for interactive training ideas. If you want to see clients work hard, smile and laugh, we have the recipe!

263: Mambo Mania
Workshop presented by: Clara Bassett
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.00

Time Block H - Friday, 10:15am-12:05pm
Come and experience a sensual, hip-swinging, low-impact Latin cardio-movement format. Master teaching techniques that incorporate the Cha Cha, Salsa, Merengue, Afro-Cuban and more will be introduced and practiced. You'll get tips on how to create a sizzling, fat-burning, cardio workout that will inspire your students to keep coming back for more.

264: 4-Day Rotation: Limitless Options for Group Strength (Standby Only)
Workshop presented by: Keli Roberts
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

Time Block H - Friday, 10:15am-12:05pm
4-Day Rotation is a minimalist program that offers fast results. Instructors will learn four program designs using only two pieces of equipment per class. Learn how rotating and varying the equipment, and the goals of the class creates effective cross-training. Day 1: steps and rubber resistance; Day 2: gliding discs and stability balls; Day 3: steps and stability balls; Day 4: rubber resistance and medicine balls. Learn how to create goal-driven group exercise strength programming that will keep people coming back for more. Repeated as session 464.

 

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265: Effective Strength Training for the Shoulder Girdle (Standby Only)
Workshop presented by: Don Bahneman, MS
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

Time Block H - Friday, 10:15am-12:05pm
In this workshop, we will explore many different structural and soft-tissue injuries that are associated with the shoulder girdle. As a fitness professional, you will gain insight on what the injury is, what exercises should be implemented and what should be avoided.

266: BOSU® Core Flow
Workshop presented by: Candice Copeland-Brooks
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

Time Block H - Friday, 10:15am-12:05pm
Add fresh elements to core training by using innovative flowing exercise sequences that challenge your core musculature like never before. Using the BOSU® Balance Trainer and Ballast® Ball, you will discover new ways to work every muscle in your power center. Enhance variety and effectiveness as you learn to link "chains" of core movement in fluid patterns giving you creative new ways to deliver serious results.

 

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Saturday

448: Climbing the Fitness Leadership Ladder
Lecture presented by: Amanda Vogel, MA
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 2.00, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

Time Block L - Saturday, 10:10am-12:00pm
Whether you want to be a self-employed trainer, educate others through presenting, or climb the ranks within a fitness club chain, advancing your position in the fitness industry is within your reach! The key to ascending the fitness leadership ladder is seeking out and creating new opportunities. You will leave this session with dozens of doable strategies for advancing your fitness career now!

449: Schwinn® Cycling: Ultimate Time Trial
Workshop presented by: Keli Roberts
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

Time Block L - Saturday, 10:10am-12:00pm
Your opponent: the clock. Your goal: a personal record. Your intensity: high-end endurance. It's a test of legs and lungs in a simulation of cycling's most challenging competition. Learn how both individual and team time trials work, how athletes train for them, and how to incorporate these techniques and challenges into your classes!

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

Time Block L - Saturday, 10:10am-12:00pm
Creating an empowering indoor cycling experience for your students requires more than just a challenging workout. In this workshop, you will learn several teaching techniques that will elevate your students' physical and psychological experiences. You will also get tips on how to instruct by invitation, how to cue more effectively, and how to include visualization drills, along with other communication techniques that can be used right away.

451: H20 Power Plunge (Standby Only)
Workshop presented by: Margie Caldwell-Cooper
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.00

Time Block L - Saturday, 10:10am-12:00pm
Why use two when one will do? Learn unique choreography for strengthening the upper body in this innovative cardio-strength session using a single-hand buoy. Discover how unilateral training enhances performance and improves functional fitness for water fitness participants. Safety and effectiveness support the use of one handheld buoyant device in shallow water-your classes will love it!

452: CANCELLED: IDEA Iron Chef-Sushi (IE) (Full)
Fun presented by: Executive Chef Otis Huemmer, and Anaheim ARAMARK Chef Faculty
CECs/CEUs:

Saturday, 10:10am-1:00pm
Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn what goes into preparing sushi for friends and family. Fresh ingredients, knife skills and rice preparation are the keys to great looking (and tasting) sushi. Vegetarian and non-vegetarian options to be presented and prepared by YOU! Come join in on the fun! Limited to 20 participants.
By Executive Chef Otis Huemmer, Anaheim ARAMARK Chef Faculty

460: Bridging the Gap: Movement for the Lower Extremity
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 M - Saturday, 2:30-4:20pm
The "functional revolution" has expanded the mindset of the personal training world. In doing so, it has created considerable controversy as to the what, how, when and why to use functional training. This session will explore the criteria that make a lower-extremity training program functional and how to blend the traditional exercises with functional movement patterns.

461: Body Weight Training: Perception Meets Reality (Standby Only)
Workshop presented by: Bill Sonnemaker, MS
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM 0.20, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

Time Block M - Saturday, 2:30-4:20pm
If your facility is low on available equipment, or you simply don't have the room for all the tools most trainers use with their at-home, in-club and corporate clients, you can still design effective programs using only body weight as resistance. Come get the facts on the many advantages to body-weight training, as well as information on limiting factors, proper progression, maintaining standards and preventing injury. All trainers need to be able to offer a wide array of body-weight-only resistance training options.

462: Structural Assessments and Movement Analysis
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 M - Saturday, 2:30-4:20pm
It is essential to perform a structural assessment on each of your clients to help you understand which parts of their body may be misaligned. Once you have this information, you can then proceed to movement-based assessments that will help identify kinetic chains that might be dysfunctional and causing pain and/or injury. In this session, you will learn how to progress structural assessments into movement assessments to help you implement corrective exercise strategies that address a client's entire body.

463: Blast! The Boxer's Workout (Standby Only)
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 M - Saturday, 2:30-4:20pm
This nonstop workshop focuses on the basic skills and combinations that professional boxers strive to perfect, as well as the drills they use to improve overall physical endurance. Blast! is a fun-filled, easy-to-follow cross-training program that will leave your students wondering where the time went!

 

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464: 4-Day Rotation: Limitless Options for Group Strength
Workshop presented by: Keli Roberts
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

Time Block M - Saturday, 2:30-4:20pm
Repeated as session 264. See description on page 29.

Sunday

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

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.

 

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

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

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
Lecture presented by: Jason Karp, PhD
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.10, ACSM 1.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM 0.20, NASM-CGT 0.10, NASM-CPT 0.10

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

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.