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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All Sessions

213: TRX® Boot Camp (Full)
Workout presented by: Leigh Crews

Time Block F - Friday, 7:00-7:45am
Individualized training in a motivating group exercise environment! This group strength workout uses timed sets and a grueling boot camp format to give participants an all-body burn in record time. Use nothing but your participant's body weight and the TRX® to bring a completely new element to your group program and light up your studio like never before.

214: STOTT PILATES® Fitness Circle® Flow; Workout (Full)
Workout presented by: PJ O'Clair

Time Block F - Friday, 7:00-7:45am
Increase strength, flexibility and muscle tone with the dynamic Fitness Circle® resistance ring. This energizing workout will help you develop greater body awareness. Cues and corrections for safety and effectiveness will be included.

215: Fabulous Functional Reformer Workout (Full)
Workout presented by: Leslee Bender

Time Block F - Friday, 7:00-7:45am
This workout takes the reformer to a whole new level! Get ready to learn new and creative exercises for the fitness professional. Get information on exercises that apply directly to activities your clients do on a daily basis. You can train the entire body with one light spring for core, balance and symmetry for your average student or weekend enthusiast!

216: Peak Pilates®: MVe® Chair Latin Dance Fusion Workout (Full)
Workout presented by: Sonia Rodriguez

Time Block F - Friday, 7:00-7:45am
Get your body moving with this heart-pumping workout that fuses traditional Pilates exercises on the MVe Chair, with sizzling Latin dance moves. This unique workout will have you dancing up a sweat while challenging your core in ways you never thought possible.


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217: Stretch and Roll on the Small Ball (Full)
Workout presented by: Yoav Avidar

Time Block F - Friday, 7:00-7:45am
Join in on a mind-body journey of flexibility, mobility and stabilization. This innovative and relaxing stretch session will provide you with creative stretching sequences influenced by dance and yoga using a small Pilates ball.

218: Schwinn® Cycling: Real Road Ride
Workout presented by: James Gekko

Time Block F - Friday, 7:00-7:45am
Join us for an action-packed ride taken straight from the real road! The workout terrain may be inspired by the Swiss Alps, the California coastline, or even a Hawaiian volcano-whatever the route, this ride is sure to transport you out of the studio and onto the highway to conquer some of cycling's most motivating mileage. Detailed class notes included.

219: Keiser® Cycling: Powered Up
Workout presented by: Krista Popowych, BHK

Time Block F - Friday, 7:00-7:45am
Are you ready to get powered up? The amount of work completed in a given amount of time by a cyclist is known as power. Increasing the intensity and challenge of your indoor cycling class can be accomplished by manipulating this variable. Through speed, intensity and resistance, this workout is sure to deliver.

220: Indo-Row®: The Perfect Calorie Burn (Full)
Workout presented by: Jay Blahnik, and Josh Crosby

Time Block F - Friday, 7:00-7:45am
Repeated as sessions 116, 150, 177, 281 and 308. See description on page 22.

230: Exercise Program Design for Falls Prevention
Workshop presented by: Rodney Corn, MA, and Christian Thompson, PhD
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM 0.20, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

Time Block G - Friday, 8:05-9:55am
Over 30% of older adults fall every year. Many of these falls result in fractures and permanent functional impairment. Join this session to learn research-proven exercise programming strategies that will reduce the risk of falls and improve functional performance in older adults. Instruction and demonstrations will include exercises for the development of strength, static and dynamic balance, and gait enhancement.

231: The Movement Triad
Workshop presented by: Anthony Carey, 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
All movements of the body (including exercise) have three primary components: physiological, biomechanical and neurological. It is critical to understand and consider these three components with each and every exercise. Programs that emphasize one component only may have adverse effects on the outcome of a client's progress. In fact, this narrow approach can be potentially dangerous to a client or athlete.


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
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
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 will be provided.

Avoiding Legal Pitfalls: Growing Your Business and Reducing Liability Exposure
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!
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
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
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!


Managing the Member/Client Experience
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
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
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)
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
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
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.


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
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!
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
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


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)
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.


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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!


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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!


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

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)
Lecture presented by: Chris Frankel, MS
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.10, ACSM 1.00, AFAA 1.25, NASM-CGT 0.10, NASM-CPT 0.10

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
Lecture presented by: Amanda Vogel, MA
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.10, ACSM 1.00, AFAA 1.25, NASM 0.20, NASM-CGT 0.10, NASM-CPT 0.10

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

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
Workshop presented by: Suzette O'Byrne
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.10, ACSM 1.00, AFAA 0.75, NASM-CGT 0.10, NASM-CPT 0.10

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

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.


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

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.


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506: Schwinn® Cycling for Yogis
Workshop presented by: Helen Vanderburg
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
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
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 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 (Full)
Workshop presented by: Irene Lewis-McCormick, MS
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
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
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.
By Culture Shock


640: Double the Power: Pilates Precision and Yoga Flow (Full)
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
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!
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.