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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Sessions

All Sessions

182: Train the Joes Like the Pros 2009
Workshop presented by: Todd Durkin, MA
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.10, ACSM 1.00, AFAA 0.75, NASM-CGT 0.10, NASM-CPT 0.10

Time Block E - Thursday, 4:50-6:00pm
Learn how the NFL superstars workout program can be used for all your clients. This class will use the same drills the pros use to improve overall performance and conditioning. From your young to your old, from your weekend warrior to your competitive athlete, all are looking for the same thing-results, motivation, accountability and to be challenged.

183: Club Spotlight: Hot Hula by 24 Hour Fitness®
Workout presented by: Anna-Rita Sloss
CECs/CEUs:

Time Block E - Thursday, 4:50-6:00pm
24 Hour Fitness takes you to the islands of the South Pacific in this exciting workout! Let the traditional sounds of Polynesian drum beats awaken your soul and get your hips movin' and shakin'. This workout can be done with or without shoes, but to get the true island effect, go barefoot! This session is open to all attendees. How fast can your hips move?

184: Step Medley: Mix It Up!
Workshop presented by: Tal Yahalom
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.10, ACSM 1.00, AFAA 0.75, NASM-CGT 0.10, NASM-CPT 0.10

Time Block E - Thursday, 4:50-6:00pm
What happens when you take familiar moves and mix them up? Get ready to learn a simple and easy-to-follow method that will add challenge and creativity to your step classes. Get ready to be inspired!

185: R-KAIDE™: The Newest Way to Score Points!
Workout presented by: Fred Hoffman, MEd, and Biray Alsac, MS
CECs/CEUs:

Time Block E - Thursday, 4:50-6:00pm
Repeated as session 105. See description on page 22 .

186: All-New BOSU® Block Party 2009 (Full)
CECs/CEUs:

Time Block E - Thursday, 4:50-6:00pm
Join the stars of the BOSU team for a block party workout that will blow your mind! Take home exercise progressions to help improve balance and agility training, dynamic flexibility, core strength, cardio conditioning, upper- and lower-body power and proprioceptive skills common to many sports. This workout is not only enlightening, but lots of fun, and will provide plenty of new challenges.

187: Step N Sprint
Workshop presented by: Lynne Skilton-Hayes
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.10, ACSM 1.00, AFAA 0.75, NASM-CGT 0.10, NASM-CPT 0.10

Time Block E - Thursday, 4:50-6:00pm
This ain't your average step class. Bring new step training concepts to your participants. Blend complex step choreography with explosive, athletic anaerobic intervals and you get one dynamic, energy-packed, results-driven workout. Here's one workout you won't want to miss. This workshop is ideal for intermediate- to advanced-level steppers.

188: STOTT PILATES® Postnatal Pilates (Full)
Workshop presented by: PJ O'Clair
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.10, ACSM 1.00, AFAA 0.75, NASM-CGT 0.10, NASM-CPT 0.10

Time Block E - Thursday, 4:50-6:00pm
Most women will be able to return to exercise 4-6 weeks after a regular birth or when they get clearance from their physician. Many of the exercises they may have been performing during the second and third trimester of pregnancy will be suitable now, but other exercises can be added to focus on reactivating and stabilizing the pelvic floor, transverses abdominis and obliques as well as developing lumbo-pelvic stability. This gentle but effective workout will incorporate toning balls to get moms back on the right track.

189: Group Reformer Harmony
Workshop presented by: Erika Quest
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.00, ACSM 1.00, AFAA 0.75, NASM 0.20, NASM-CGT 0.10, NASM-CPT 0.10

Time Block E - Thursday, 4:50-6:00pm
As instructors, how do we safely and pensively design a group reformer class? How many are welcome? How do we assess limitations, provide cues and modifications for mixed levels AND keep everyone happy? Learn how group reformer program design can be easy, safe and effective for those clients looking to stay within a budget, or if they just enjoy training in a group.

190: Unleashing the Power of Pilates: An Inside-Out Approach (Standby Only)
Workshop presented by: Paul Ciske, PhD
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.10, ACSM 1.00, AFAA 0.75, NASM-CGT 0.10, NASM-CPT 0.10

Time Block E - Thursday, 4:50-6:00pm
Are you ready for a new approach to analyzing Pilates exercises? In this unique workshop, we will study several Pilates movements, viewing them from the inside out by looking at forces and structure. Walk away with the tools you need to assess the effectiveness of any exercise, create and adapt exercises to meet desired goals, and expand your repertoire to one that has no limits. Freshen up your perspective and walk away with new ideas that can be used with clients tomorrow!

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

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.

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)
    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.

    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
    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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!

    Thursday

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

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

    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
    Lecture presented by: Lawrence Biscontini, MA
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.10, ACSM 1.00, AFAA 1.25, NASM-CGT 0.10, NASM-CPT 0.10

    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)
    Lecture
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.10, ACSM 1.00, AFAA 1.25, NASM 0.20, NASM-CGT 0.10, NASM-CPT 0.10

    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
    Lecture presented by: Debbie Bellenger, MA
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.10, ACSM 1.00, AFAA 1.25, NASM-CGT 0.10, NASM-CPT 0.10

    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
    Workshop presented by: Rob Glick
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.10, ACSM 1.00, AFAA 0.75, NASM-CGT 0.10, NASM-CPT 0.00

    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)
    Workshop presented by: Sandy Blumberg
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.10, ACSM 1.00, AFAA 0.75, NASM-CGT 0.10, NASM-CPT 0.00

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

    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

    293: Born to Dance
    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 I - Friday, 2:45-4:35pm
    Some are born to write, some are born to sing, and some... are born to dance! This session is loaded with creative dance aerobics choreography broken down using the most up-to-date teaching techniques, and gradually taught and layered. If you were born to dance, this is the session for you!

    294: The Sweet Step
    Workshop presented by: Petra Kolber
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

    Time Block I - Friday, 2:45-4:35pm
    In marketing, advertisers try to hit the sweet spot. In this session, Petra shows you how to hit the sweet spot on the step. The focus will be on creating logical progressions and variations that enable us to attract members of all levels of experience into our step classes. See how you can create a class that is creative, fun and most of all, hits the sweet spot with members so they keep coming back.

    295: Metabolic Training: Sequencing Strategies (Full)
    Workshop presented by: Fraser Quelch
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM 0.20, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

    Time Block I - Friday, 2:45-4:35pm
    Take intensity to a whole new level with this advanced training workshop. Learn the scientific foundation behind metabolic training and how to build safe, effective and intelligent sequences using its principles. Using nothing more than the human body and some simple and effective training tools, this session will teach you how to optimally enhance the appearance, performance and functionality of your clients.

    296: BOSU® Total-Body Training (Standby Only)
    Workshop presented by: Janice Hutton, MA
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

    Time Block I - Friday, 2:45-4:35pm
    If you love BOSU products, but tend to use them for just one or two elements of your workout, then this is the workshop for you! Get brand-new ideas on how to format your workouts, and train your students and clients from head to toe. You'll get templates for formatting cardio, strength, flexibility, agility and speed workouts that will blow your mind and energize your clients and students!

    297: Zumba® Toning
    Workshop presented by: Linda Shelton, and Eliza Stone
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

    Time Block I - Friday, 2:45-4:35pm
    Zumba Toning says adios to traditional toning and takes the original Zumba dance fitness class to the next level, utilizing an innovative muscle-training protocol and the addition of light-weight toning sticks. Created to emphasize muscle work along with rhythms, this combination of dance-based cardio and dynamic resistive exercises is a highly-effective training program. Come join the Zumba Toning party!

    298: STOTT PILATES® Reformer Resistance Training for Teens (Standby Only)
    Workshop presented by: PJ O'Clair
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

    Time Block I - Friday, 2:45-4:35pm
    STOTT PILATES exercises can be a key element in cross-training for the young athlete. Specially chosen exercises can improve skill and speed by challenging coordination and focusing on movement in multiple planes. The development of core strength can contribute to stamina and endurance while eccentric control can increase suppleness and flexibility. This fast-moving full-body workout will keep teens attentive and motivated, while creating better posture and more balanced joints to help prevent injury.

    299: BBU: Reformer for Seniors
    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 I - Friday, 2:45-4:35pm
    If you work with Pilates students aged 55 years or older, you need to understand the special needs of this population. We will review the specific exercise requirements for improving posture, training balance, increasing muscle strength and preventing or minimizing osteoporosis. We'll also discuss program design using the reformer.

    300: Integrating Physiological Principles Into a Comprehensive Pilates Program (Standby Only)
    Workshop presented by: Rael Isacowitz, 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 I - Friday, 2:45-4:35pm
    Over the years, commonly used cues and techniques delivered with the certainty of proven scientific knowledge have been misleading and incorrect. For instance, it is proclaimed that Pilates builds strength, yet often Pilates teachers shy away indignantly from the notion of overloading a muscle or muscle group with resistance, ignoring the physiological principle of overload. This session will introduce the Block System™, a method by which instructors can achieve the maximum from the work and the physiological principles that support it.

    301: BEAM-LATES™
    Workshop presented by: June Kahn
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

    Time Block I - Friday, 2:45-4:35pm
    Experience Beam-Lates, a program that incorporates a balance beam with many of the traditional moves from the Pilates repertoire. Working on this 6-inch-wide surface requires participants to move with precision and heightened awareness. You will realize how employing your experiential senses and somatosensory system provides a fresh approach to Pilates. Gain a new appreciation of ideas that can be implemented immediately, working one-on-one with clients or in a class.

    302: Optimal Performance Bodywork and Flexibility: Secrets to Improved Performance (Full)
    Lecture presented by: 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 I - Friday, 2:45-4:35pm
    The power of touch is an essential part of delivering a powerful experience for your client. When it comes to optimizing flexibility, ridding the body of pain or just making your client feel great, this method will deliver results. We'll discuss how manually facilitated stretching and fascial release techniques can be safely performed by personal trainers.

    Saturday

    495: Boxing for a Better Core
    Workshop presented by: Albert Isordia
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM 0.20, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

    Time Block N - Saturday, 4:40-6:30pm
    The core consists of the deep abdominal muscles and the muscles closest to the spine. Boxers understand that to develop devastating strikes, they must use kinetic energy power launched from the ground and channel it up through the body. By integrating selected Pilates techniques, boxers will be able to access the delivery systems that create power. Participants will learn and practice several techniques they can use with their clients and students to improve balance, coordination, rhythm, timing and power.

    496: Drums Alive®: Family and Kids Beats
    Workshop presented by: Carrie Ekins, MA
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.00

    Time Block N - Saturday, 4:40-6:30pm
    Experience this high-energy power-packed workout for the entire family. Discover ways to integrate a drumming program that excites not only kids but mom, dad, grandma and grandpa. This unique program is a drumming and dance extravaganza full of exciting yet simple choreography and powerful and fun music all blended together to create an effective, integrative and fun workout for the entire family!

    497: Step Into the Future! (Standby Only)
    CECs/CEUs:

    Time Block N - Saturday, 4:40-6:30pm
    In 1989, a dedicated instructor joined forces with an innovative fitness brand to create Reebok Step-still one of the most popular group fitness classes in the world. Don't miss Step Into the Future! as we present Reebok Step as it is today. We'll take you back, but we'll also look ahead. Familiar names and fresh new faces! Old-school step moves and a whole new way to move! Join us for this 20th anniversary celebration as we Step Into the Future.

    498: STOTT PILATES® Ultimate Body Sculpting, Flex-Band®, Level 3 (Standby Only)
    Workshop presented by: Sally Belanger
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

    Time Block N - Saturday, 4:40-6:30pm
    This workshop teaches intermediate-level exercises that challenge core and peripheral strength and add variety and multidimensional joint movements to the basic Flex-Band exerciser routine. Emphasis is on the upper and lower body working together while maintaining correct alignment and form. Cues and corrections for safety and effectiveness are also covered.

    499: Ebb and Flow: Chakra-Energized Power Yoga
    Workshop
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

    Time Block N - Saturday, 4:40-6:30pm
    The Yoga Bija defines the practice of yoga as the unification of the web of dualities. Explore the duality of energy flow within postures and learn to gather or unify this energy flow mentally at a center point of energy, or chakra, to create greater power and stability without increasing physical effort. We will focus on mindful movement as a meditation tool, recreating the constant state of motion we are in throughout everyday life.

    500: Props in Pilates Mat-Bring Them On!
    Workshop presented by: Laura Sachs
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

    Time Block N - Saturday, 4:40-6:30pm
    A Pilates mat class should be well rounded. It should not only focus on giving the client a good core workout, it should also emphasize movement in all planes of motion. This session will provide tips for designing mat classes that incorporate all the planes of motion, including information on how to organize modules for a flowing workout. In addition, get ideas on how to incorporate popular Pilates props for a complete workout.

    501: Small-Ball Training Evolution (Full)
    Workshop presented by: Leslee Bender
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

    Time Block N - Saturday, 4:40-6:30pm
    The relationship between lower-back pain and overutilization of the psoas muscle is well documented. This session will introduce the concept of stabilization before mobilization as a safer approach to core training. By implementing the small ball, you will see why extension is more crucial (than flexion) to affect enhanced postural changes. In addition, you will learn how and why a specific firing sequence is recommended for overall spine protection.

    502: Personal Training Prosperity in a Troubled Economy
    Lecture presented by: Phil Kaplan
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 2.00, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

    Time Block N - Saturday, 4:40-6:30pm
    In this media-driven society, we are sensitive to the fears our population harbors related to financial shortages, economic distress and monetary decline. If you buy into the alarm, you may have to figure out how to live on less. There is an alternative, however, and that is to prosper. With a renewed marketing message you can find yourself managing a full client calendar and maximizing the financial return on your investment. Don't miss this informative session and take command of your financial future!

    503: The Midlife Makeover Program-Transform Lives! (Standby Only)
    Lecture presented by: Juan Carlos Santana, MEd
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 2.00, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

    Time Block N - Saturday, 4:40-6:30pm
    In this one-of-a-kind presentation, you will see how the process of fitness can change someone's life; not only on the outside, but the inside as well. Trainers are in a great position to teach life lessons through fitness, and this presentation will discuss exactly how; from nutrition to exercise, to life management. If you don't come out of this presentation pumped up and inspired, JC will personally check your pulse!

    504: CANCELLED: Exergaming: Program Outside the Xbox® (Full)
    Lecture presented by: Biray Alsac, MS
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 2.00, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.00

    Time Block N - Saturday, 4:40-6:30pm
    The Nintendo® Wii™ and games like Dance Dance Revolution™ have propelled the exergaming phenomenon forward! Exergames are video games requiring players to be physically active during game play. In this session, discover their 25-year history, the scientific research to support game play and their various applications in health and fitness. Learn tips on how to design, budget, staff and market a successful exergaming program to meet the needs of kids, seniors, fitness enthusiasts and athletes.

    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.

    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.