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

134: Three Canadians and a Step
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
Canadian presenters are known for their energetic and user-friendly patterns. Join in on a class that offers a balance between a bit of choreography and a bit of athletic and powerful movements good for the brain and the body. You will be introduced to a format that alternates between high-energy step choreography and non-dancy, anaerobic intervals.

135: Two Worlds Collide
Workshop presented by: Debbie Bellenger, MA
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 personal training and group exercise worlds unite in this workshop that incorporates stability balls and BOSU® Balance Trainers. The purpose of this session is to blend the techniques used by trainers and instructors from their unique settings to create a balanced strength and cardio interval workout. Participants will be encouraged to reach outside their comfort zone as we work to challenge the entire body.

136: BOSU® Skills and Drills (Standby Only)
Workshop presented by: Stacey Lei Krauss, and Rob Glick
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
If you love the BOSU Balance Trainer, and want new ideas... this is the workshop for you! Learn dozens of exercises, drills, skills and activities that can be done on the BOSU Balance Trainer in a group or personal training setting. Discover how to progress, regress and adapt each exercise to accommodate almost all fitness and skill levels with minimal equipment. Walk away with ideas that can be used next week with clients and in classes.

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

Time Block C - Thursday, 10:15am-12:05pm
Energize and revitalize your private, semi-private and small-group personal training sessions! The extensive exercise library developed for use on the highly-adaptable GTS® lets you guide your clients toward increased strength, flexibility, balance, power and endurance. This course in GRAVITYPersonalTraining® gives you a new way to make the most of your valuable time. Repeated as session 408.

138: Kranking®-The Next Revolution in Fitness (Standby Only)
Workshop
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
Come see how Kranking has revolutionized exercise as you know it. By using the arms, shoulders and torso muscles in a way never before experienced, you'll realize incredible cardiovascular gains, cross-training benefits for the lower body, improved function and postural balance. This workshop serves as your basic orientation to becoming a Kranking instructor. Repeated as session 439.

139: TRX® Circuits for Metabolic Training (Full)
Workshop presented by: Fraser Quelch, and Jonathan Ross
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
Are you ready to integrate the TRX Suspension Trainer® into the latest hard-core trend? Push through fast-paced, full-body circuits that include demanding, integrated exercises using the most effective functional training equipment available. Participants will experience a number of metabolic sequences and learn dozens of integrated movements that can be organized into a circuit format that will allow you and your clients to achieve amazing results.

140: STOTT PILATES® Pilates for Men (Standby Only)
Workshop presented by: John Garey, MS
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
Get down on the mat for a workout that's not for the faint-hearted. Welcome to the full-body workout athletes swear by for sports conditioning, cross-training and a strong, injury-resistant core. Every last muscle will feel this challenging routine that uses toning balls and innovative exercise choices to focus on precision and control.

141: BBU: Reforming the Lower Body (Full)
Workshop presented by: Portia Page, and Lizbeth Garcia
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
Review the fundamentals of developing lower-body strength, pelvic stability, flexibility and optimum lower-body alignment in this practical workshop on the Pilates reformer. Learn new exercises and variations on classic exercises for the hips, buns and thighs. Exercise sequences and dynamic choreography will be included to make it easy to put the principles into action.

142: Peak Pilates®: MVe® Perfect Pair-Chair and Reformer Combo (Standby Only)
Workshop presented by: Zoey Trap, MSc, and Sonia Rodriguez
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 beginner-level complete-body workout develops your stamina, strengthens and lengthens your muscles and works your center as it challenges your mind. Learn to work with concentration and control to get the results you're looking for. It's the ideal introduction to the MVe Perfect 10 Reformer and Perfect 10 Chair exercises in a 50/50 session. Score a perfect 10 with this workout!

143: Yoga for the Hips and Back (Full)
Workshop presented by: Helen Vanderburg
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM 0.20, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

Time Block C - Thursday, 10:15am-12:05pm
Yoga postures can be ideal for building strength and freeing the tension held in the hips and lumbar spine. In this session, we will explore the anatomy of the lumbar and pelvic areas as well as the common misalignments and imbalances that can occur. We will practice and analyze the postures that best promote lumbar and pelvic mobility and stability.

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

    143: Yoga for the Hips and Back (Full)
    Workshop presented by: Helen Vanderburg
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM 0.20, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

    Time Block C - Thursday, 10:15am-12:05pm
    Yoga postures can be ideal for building strength and freeing the tension held in the hips and lumbar spine. In this session, we will explore the anatomy of the lumbar and pelvic areas as well as the common misalignments and imbalances that can occur. We will practice and analyze the postures that best promote lumbar and pelvic mobility and stability.

    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.

    Friday

    239: Kranking® Biomechanics and Physiology (Full)
    Lecture / Workshop presented by: Jim Karanas, MS
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

    Time Block G - Friday, 8:05-9:55am
    Learn the science, biomechanics and physiological benefits of the industry's newest training system: Kranking. Created by Johnny G, Kranking requires full engagement of muscles in the arm, shoulder and shoulder girdle. Electromyography (EMG) studies have been performed to examine the electrical activity of muscles used while Kranking, and the results will be presented along with oxygen consumption (VO2), heart rate and blood pressure responses.

    240: TRX® Techniques to Assess and Improve Foundational Movements (Full)
    Workshop presented by: Fraser Quelch, and Bill Sonnemaker, MS
    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
    This innovative session will teach you how to use the TRX Suspension Trainer® to improve foundational movements such as the overhead or single-leg squat, and identify and address common dysfunctions. Learn how to effectively integrate the TRX into your corrective exercise practice.

    241: STOTT PILATES® Prenatal Pilates on the V2 Max Plus™ (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 G - Friday, 8:05-9:55am
    This innovative workshop will focus on the use of the V2 Max Plus Reformer's adjustable pulley system and extensor straps to create safe and effective workouts for moms-to-be. Drawing on the latest medical information and ACOG guidelines, movement considerations for increasing programming options for this very special population will be highlighted. We will concentrate on second trimester concerns, although considerations for those in first and third trimesters will also be addressed.

     

    242: BBU: Reformer-Journey From Stability to Mobility (Full)
    Workshop presented by: Nico Gonzalez
    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
    So often we learn choreography without understanding the foundational stability that is needed. At other times, we spend hours teaching stability but then forget to teach movement. Experience Pilates from the ground up in this interactive workshop where we will start with stabilization and then move into challenging mobilization sequences.

    243: Achieving Core Strength Throughout the Pilates Repertoire (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 G - Friday, 8:05-9:55am
    Core strength has become the focus of many exercise programs today. It can and should be developed at every level of the Pilates repertoire and remain a fundamental element of every Pilates movement. Utilizing the vast repertoire from classic Pilates and the BASI™ repertoire, this workshop will heighten understanding of the core, the anatomy of the pelvis and spine, and the muscles responsible for core strength.

    244: The Hips Don't Lie: Yoga Solutions (Full)
    Workshop presented by: Stacy McCarthy
    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
    Do you feel stiff and tight in the hips? Experiencing tightness in the hips can affect other parts of your body, including the health of your back, knees and feet. Explore yoga postures designed to target the hips, gluteals and pelvis. Balance between strength and flexibility, and learn how yoga is a practice of opposites.

    245: Stand Up Straight! Understanding Posture
    Lecture presented by: Joshua Rubin
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 2.00, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

    Time Block G - Friday, 8:05-9:55am
    Why is posture such an important issue? What are the positive and negative effects of posture on our clients, both in and out of the gym? What can we, as exercise professionals, do to improve our client's posture? We will answer these important questions and others while exploring the intricacies of postural assessment and how to develop corrective exercises to improve posture.

    246: It's Harder Than You Think! The Job of the Successful Fitness Manager
    Lecture presented by: Bob Esquerre, MA
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 2.00, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

    Time Block G - Friday, 8:05-9:55am
    Let's take a good look at the 22 skills that all fitness managers must have in order to bob, weave and roll with the punches on a daily basis. Discover how you can consistently deliver on commitments while hitting your goals. Get important how-to information on improving your business acumen, staff development, customer relationship management and program development.

    247: Journey to Personal Training Older Adults
    Lecture presented by: Terry Eckmann, PhD
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 2.00, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

    Time Block G - Friday, 8:05-9:55am
    Enhance your ability to develop a successful personal training program for older adults. We'll identify 10 important reasons older adults benefit from personal training, and key considerations to working with the older-adult client. In addition, we'll talk about several no-cost and low-cost ways to market personal training services to older adults and ways to incorporate movement that matters into their personal training experience.

    248: Blogging Basics
    Lecture presented by: Biray Alsac, MS
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 2.00, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

    Time Block G - Friday, 8:05-9:55am
    Ever been told to "start a blog" but don't know what to do with one? Blogs can create community among your members, improve client-trainer accountability, market various programming in your facility, and act as an additional revenue stream for your business. Learn the fundamentals of blogging and acquire the skills needed to successfully enter the blogosphere. This lecture will turn the most technically-challenged individuals into computer-savvy bloggers!

    Saturday

    438: GRAVITYGroup® :: Compound Structure Two™ (Full)
    Workshop presented by: Rob Glick
    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
    Looking to increase your client's workout intensity? You'll experience innovative compound movements that challenge balance, coordination and dynamic stabilization. Utilizing the principle of proximal stability with distal mobility, this workshop emphasizes three-dimensional complex movements to increase workout intensity.

    439: Kranking®-The Next Revolution in Fitness (Full)
    Workshop presented by: Jim Karanas, MS
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

    Time Block L - Saturday, 10:10am-12:00pm
    Repeated as session 138. See description on page 23.

    440: TRX® Suspension Training® for Core Performance (Full)
    Workshop presented by: Jonathan Ross, and Bill Sonnemaker, MS
    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
    This workshop will provide a focused look at how to use suspension training techniques to build the strongest and most functional core ever. A full progression of movements is provided to suit every client from the deconditioned to the high-performance athlete. You'll also learn several fast-paced workouts using the TRX for core performance.

    441: STOTT PILATES® Matwork for Teens
    Workshop presented by: John Garey, MS
    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
    Mind-body exercise like Pilates can be essential to the physical and mental development of pre-teens and teenagers. This mat-based course will start with simple functional exercises that focus on stability, balance, flexibility and a connection to the core. In youth, muscle flexibility can be beneficial when bones grow faster than muscles, good posture promotes improved body image and proper breathing techniques help with stress reduction. These issues and more will be addressed in a fun, quick-moving routine designed to promote active lifestyle choices.

    442: Are You Cheating on Your Reformer?
    Workshop presented by: Erika Quest
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.00, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

    Time Block L - Saturday, 10:10am-12:00pm
    Many of the exercises in the Pilates repertoire involve thoughtful and calculated initiation before you even begin the movement. Can't feel the muscle focus? Don't understand the objective? Then you're cheating! The art of providing proper cues to clients is crucial to their success. In this workshop, you will review and learn several exercises that are difficult to teach and easy for your clients to cheat. Don't miss this session if you want to understand how to tell a story with a variety of different cuing avenues in order to deepen your client's practice.

    443: Peak Pilates®: MVe® Chair-Spring Into Action (Standby Only)
    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 L - Saturday, 10:10am-12:00pm
    Propulsive and plyometric training are effective training methods for power and strength. The area that is generally overlooked when using these methods, however, is deceleration-a component that is important for all populations. This session covers the advantages of plyometrics while also exploring how to control your weight and movement while being pulled back to earth. Overcoming gravity through graceful movement is a skill!

    444: Transformational Postural Conditioning (Standby Only)
    Workshop presented by: Leslee Bender
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM 0.20, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

    Time Block L - Saturday, 10:10am-12:00pm
    When was the last time you corrected your student's posture in any fitness setting that would dramatically change everything that they do! This course will show you dramatic changes that can be made to help you understand that each and every postural problem can have specific exercises that either stretch or strengthen muscle groups that are working inefficiently. With the use of props, you will be able to provide very specific exercises to change the way your client moves forever!

    445: 25 Things Your Client Must Know About Lower-Back Pain
    Lecture presented by: Anthony Carey, MA
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 2.00, NASM 0.20, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

    Time Block L - Saturday, 10:10am-12:00pm
    The statistics are well known: 85% of people will experience lower-back pain in their lifetimes. The general public and media perpetuate outdated or inaccurate information regarding lower-back pain. Educating and clarifying the facts for your clients and members can serve them better and generate additional business opportunities for you.

    446: The Future of Pilates
    Panel Discussion presented by: Kathy Corey, PJ O'Clair, Nora St. John, and Zoey Trap, MSc
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.00, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 2.00, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

    Time Block L - Saturday, 10:10am-12:00pm
    The IDEA World Fitness panel of experts will engage in a stimulating discussion on issues relevant to Pilates and the fitness industry, and what to expect in the years to come. This session will report on the growth of the industry, the fusion of Pilates and the fitness world, and discuss the challenges of retaining qualified teachers. They will also review and identify trends within this ever-changing industry.

    447: Assessing Our Assessments
    Lecture presented by: Greg Roskopf, 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
    Trainers have a variety of assessments at their fingertips. Most involve subjective evaluations, which only provide us with an assumption of what may be wrong. In this course, we will take an objective look at the assessment tools that are being used in the industry today. Trainers will be given the foundational tools to properly and objectively assess client mechanics. These new tools will allow us to be more accurate in our exercise recommendations.

    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.