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

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

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

162: Buddy Up!
Workshop presented by: Brett Klika, and Todd Durkin, MA
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM 0.20, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

167: STOTT PILATES® Introduction to Vertical Frame Workshop (Full)
Workshop presented by: Matthew Comer, MS
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

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

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

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

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

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

170: Foundational Beaming™
Workshop presented by: David Mesirow, and June Kahn
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

Time Block D - Thursday, 2:45-4:35pm
Discover Beaming, a new program that focuses on the individual! Learn to harmonize movements with mind-body philosophy on a low, grounded, cushioned balance beam. You'll explore barefoot and somatosensory training while in motion on the beam, heightening balance awareness. Gain a comprehensive understanding of how to bring this innovative program home. Repeated as session 413.

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

    170: Foundational Beaming™
    Workshop presented by: David Mesirow, and June Kahn
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

    Time Block D - Thursday, 2:45-4:35pm
    Discover Beaming, a new program that focuses on the individual! Learn to harmonize movements with mind-body philosophy on a low, grounded, cushioned balance beam. You'll explore barefoot and somatosensory training while in motion on the beam, heightening balance awareness. Gain a comprehensive understanding of how to bring this innovative program home. Repeated as session 413.

    171: A New Approach to Strength Training for Runners and Triathletes (Full)
    Lecture presented by: Fraser Quelch
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 2.00, NASM 0.20, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

    Time Block D - Thursday, 2:45-4:35pm
    Resistance training is a crucial, yet under-trained element for endurance athletes. Develop effective strength-training programs specifically for the demands of triathletes and runners using the most effective exercises. Get a deep understanding of the muscular function and demands of endurance athletics along with the tools necessary to create high-impact strength-training programs for endurance athletes.

    172: The Link Between the Foot and the Pelvic Core
    Lecture presented by: Christina Christie, PT, and Rich Colosi, DPT
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 2.00, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

    Time Block D - Thursday, 2:45-4:35pm
    This interactive course is designed to provide trainers and instructors with a fully integrated understanding of the link between the biomechanical function of the foot and the activation of pelvic core muscle function. This session will begin with a review of foot biomechanics and pelvic core muscle function. Clinical examples will follow with an interactive lab of evaluation and treatment strategies as they apply to overall biomechanical health.

    173: 10 Nutrition Tactics of Top Athletes
    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 D - Thursday, 2:45-4:35pm
    Are you curious about what elite endurance athletes put on their plate or in their mouth during an event? Let's take lessons from the top athletes and discuss the science behind their tactics. Leave this session with some fun tips, tools and advice you can share with your clients. Participants will be able to discuss the science behind diet strategies used by endurance athletes and give their clients fun, evidence-based tools for fueling their workouts-all within your scope of practice.

    174: From Canvas to Closing
    Lecture presented by: Darren Jacobson
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 2.00, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

    Time Block D - Thursday, 2:45-4:35pm
    Personal trainers! Whether you work in a club or own your own business, you need to get clients. It's a matter of staying afloat in these tough economic times. This lecture will uncover the secrets to personality profiling, targeting the right clients, understanding the panic buttons, the pitch, packages, closing the deal and embracing rejection! Don't miss this high-energy presentation that will show you how to consistently "close" 70% of the people you come face to face with.

    175: Schwinn® Cycling: Make Your Mark (Standby Only)
    Workshop presented by: Juliane Arney
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

    Time Block D - Thursday, 2:45-4:35pm
    Good coaches aren't known by name, they're known by reputation-a reputation rooted in the ability to make a unique mark on each athlete's training experience. For indoor cycling instructors, embracing a personal coaching signature can add the finishing touch to your workouts and make your classes memorable. Come learn the top 10 coaching signatures used by the Schwinn Cycling master trainer team, each a simple way to upgrade your coaching skills.

    176: Keiser® Striding and Cycling: An Indoor Collision
    Workshop presented by: Krista Popowych, BHK, and Suzette O'Byrne
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

    Time Block D - Thursday, 2:45-4:35pm
    Group elliptical classes are HOT in Europe! Now you can be among the first in North America to experience striding in combination with indoor cycling in this fun and innovative workout format. First, we will cover striding foundations and teach you how to use the onboard computers to monitor your progress. Next, discover and see how you can implement a variety of training methods (interval drills, speed drills, hiking drills, recovery drills, etc.) for ultimate fitness. Finally, get information on how to develop a class that blends these two formats into one amazing workout. Repeated as sessions 280 and 477.

    177: Indo-Row®: The Perfect Calorie Burn (Full)
    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 D - Thursday, 2:45-4:35pm
    Repeated as sessions 116, 150, 220, 281 and 308. See description on page 22.

    178: Water Warm-Ups and Cool-Downs (Standby Only)
    Workshop presented by: Tatiana Kolovou, MBA
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

    Time Block D - Thursday, 2:45-4:35pm
    Break out of the mold of the same old start and end to your water fitness class. This workshop will review research regarding effective warm-ups and cool-downs in a liquid environment and send you home with three different formats for each class foundation and finale.

    180: Partner Tubing (Standby Only)
    Workshop presented by: Sherri McMillan, MS
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.10, 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
    This interactive workshop will review the principles of resistance training and teach you a number of progressive, full-body partner exercises that will improve your client's muscle conditioning, endurance, speed, balance and core stability. Whether you teach group fitness or train clients privately or in small-group settings, this session is a must and will provide you with over 20 new exercise ideas and progressions.

    Friday

    267: Steps...Blocks...Numbers
    Workshop presented by: Rebecca Small
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.00, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

    Time Block H - Friday, 10:15am-12:05pm
    Reaching for a change? This unique workshop experiments with numbers, counts and blocks. For years, we've been using the standard formula of 3-5 different 32-count blocks-until now! Rebecca will introduce you to a new method of choreography construction that focuses on several formats of altering the counts in each block, as well as the number of blocks in each class. Complete with methods and templates, this comprehensive workshop is a breath of fresh air!

    268: GRAVITYPilates® :: Corework™ (Standby Only)
    Workshop presented by: Annika Carlson
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

    Time Block H - Friday, 10:15am-12:05pm
    Looking for the next level of enjoyment from Pilates? This GRAVITY format is the reformer repertoire you've been waiting for. You'll be introduced to three reformer movement sessions on the GTS®. Discover progressions that include the complete reformer exercise library. Break out of the mold and embrace the differences.

    269: Kranking® and the Athlete (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 H - Friday, 10:15am-12:05pm
    Application to a variety of sports is discussed to demonstrate how the Krankcycle®, created by Johnny G, provides an advantage for every athlete by enhancing metabolism and providing mechanical benefits that improve ability. For upper-body athletes, Kranking is indoor training that provides cardio and strength benefits for all the primary muscles. This must-attend workshop has benefits for every athlete's performance. Repeated as session 409.

    270: TRX® Suspension Training® for Functional Strength (Standby Only)
    Workshop presented by: Leigh Crews, and Jonathan Ross
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

    Time Block H - Friday, 10:15am-12:05pm
    Create power, strength, balance and mobility while completing an innovative and effective full-body strength-training program using only the TRX. Get a comprehensive review of the exciting training capabilities of this cutting-edge fitness tool that is changing the face of the fitness industry.

    271: STOTT PILATES® Advanced Reformer (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 H - Friday, 10:15am-12:05pm
    This interactive workshop will introduce participants to the highest level of the reformer repertoire. Advanced STOTT PILATES exercises will be demonstrated and thoroughly broken down to explore how elements of strength, flexibility, balance, control and endurance are challenged to the highest degree. Many exercises performed will continue the progression from the essential and intermediate levels, while others will offer unique movement patterns. Prerequisite: STOTT PILATES Intermediate Reformer Workshop AND previous experience teaching or studying Pilates reformer exercises.

    272: BBU: Reforming the Upper Body (Full)
    Workshop presented by: Lizbeth Garcia, and Portia Page
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

    Time Block H - Friday, 10:15am-12:05pm
    Review the fundamentals of developing upper-body strength, scapular stability and optimum shoulder mobility in this practical workshop on the Pilates reformer. Learn new exercises and variations on classic exercises for the upper body that will help you work easily with this complicated area. Exercise sequences and dynamic choreography will be included to make it easy to put the principles into action.

    273: Reformer as Functional Training (Full)
    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 H - Friday, 10:15am-12:05pm
    Not all Pilates exercises are beneficial for the general population. You will look at the reformer differently after this session. You'll see how it can be utilized to correct body mechanics, and discover how to analyze postural issues and corrective exercises. This class is for the instructor who wants a deeper knowledge of deviations.

    274: Designing Flow in a Mat Class (Full)
    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 H - Friday, 10:15am-12:05pm
    Flow is a fundamental movement principle of Pilates and one that can be so well integrated into the mat work. I often refer to the mat work as the "bread and butter" of the practice of Pilates, due in part to this fact: that the principles are an integral part of mat work and that the movements themselves form the foundation of all the work on the apparatus. Mat work flow sequences, when done correctly, bring beauty and joy to the movement.

    275: Cardiovascular Recipes for Special Populations
    Lecture presented by: Jan Schroeder, PhD
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 2.00, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

    Time Block H - Friday, 10:15am-12:05pm
    It takes the right ingredients to develop successful cardiovascular training programs for special populations. This interactive research-based presentation will provide recipes for creating cardiovascular fitness programs for the obese, sedentary, older adult and highly fit.

    276: Starting a Successful Personal Training Business
    Lecture presented by: Nicole Clancy
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 2.00, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

    Time Block H - Friday, 10:15am-12:05pm
    This session caters to those new to the business of fitness training. I will provide the five components necessary to ensure the long-term success of your personal training business. Implement these easy strategies into your daily routine and you'll increase client retention and revenue instantly!

    Saturday

    465: Dance Diversity for Older Adults
    Workshop presented by: Terry Eckmann, PhD
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.00

    Time Block M - Saturday, 2:30-4:20pm
    Learn a variety of modified folk dances that can add fun and energy to older-adult classes. Perform a Latin dance that can add flair to older-adult movement. Participate in creative country line dances. Identify simple modifications to make dance safe and effective for older adults.

    466: Step Thrills and Body Bar® Drills
    Workshop presented by: Abbie Appel
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM 0.20, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

    Time Block M - Saturday, 2:30-4:20pm
    This dynamic step interval workout combines fun, creative choreography with Body Bar strength drills. We will review proven step choreography breakdown methods and progressive strength-training techniques that will address the needs of a multilevel circuit class. Take home three original step combinations, plus 10 fresh Body Bar exercises.

    467: Topless Step
    Workshop presented by: Kim Miller
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.00

    Time Block M - Saturday, 2:30-4:20pm
    Did we get your attention? Join Kim in this session for additional blocks of choreography. Go home with a little more than usual as we will not take the choreography from the top as we do traditionally, but will work each combination independently, thus giving us a bit more time to do more combinations. Go home and put together the combinations that you like best.

    468: STOTT PILATES® Rotational Disks on the Mat (Full)
    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 M - Saturday, 2:30-4:20pm
    The Rotational Disks can add variety and challenge to mat workouts at any level. Used alone or in pairs, they are perfect for testing balance and stability. Exercises will be performed supine, prone, standing and kneeling, as well as on hands and knees, isolating movement to the upper or lower torso. The highly-moveable disks create instability, thus challenging unilateral and bilateral stabilization to resist undesirable movements.

    469: BBU: Pilates Props Playground (Standby Only)
    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 M - Saturday, 2:30-4:20pm
    Bands, balls and rings-oh my! Learn how to incorporate these fun, small pieces of equipment into your mat class. This workshop will be full of challenging spins on classic Pilates exercises that will bring your class to life. Much like the playground, guidelines will be reviewed for safety and effective use of all toys being used.

    470: Peak Pilates®: Reformer on the Mat (Standby Only)
    Workshop presented by: Zoey Trap, MSc
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

    Time Block M - Saturday, 2:30-4:20pm
    Spice up your mat class by introducing reformer exercises adapted to the mat. Using your own body weight is a double challenge, so the exercises are introduced using a Dyna-Band® to add assistance. You will learn how to work both with and without the Dyna-Band for a workout your students will rave about.

    471: YogaFit®: S.A.F.E. Yoga (Full)
    Workshop presented by: Beth Shaw
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

    Time Block M - Saturday, 2:30-4:20pm
    Learn how to modify some of the more challenging yoga postures to suit the needs of students at different levels of skill (and fitness) at the same time. This workshop shows you how to link postures together to create a whole class, complete with warm-up, work phase and cool-down for a full-body challenge.

    472: The Science and Practice of Bone Health
    Lecture presented by: Shawn Dolan, PhD, RD, and Jan Schroeder, PhD
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 2.00, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

    Time Block M - Saturday, 2:30-4:20pm
    This lecture teaches the participant about fusing the most current sciences of exercise and nutrition for optimal bone health. You will learn the practical applications in order to develop specific exercise and nutrition recommendations for an effective bone-loss prevention program across the lifespan. Progressions of exercises will be demonstrated in order to advance your clients to the next level of bone development and maintenance.

    473: "Eat Your Vegetables!" and Other Mistakes Parents Make
    Lecture presented by: Natalie Digate Muth, MD, MPH, RD
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 2.00, NASM 0.20, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

    Time Block M - Saturday, 2:30-4:20pm
    As a fitness professional, you know that raising active, healthier eaters is a top priority. This presentation shows attendees how to guide parents in their efforts to shape the child psyche so kids embrace fruits, vegetables and a myriad of other healthful foods without constant mealtime battles, bribes and downright coercion. The strategies are based on scientifically-proven strategies, expert advice and real-life examples.

    474: Managing a Multigenerational Staff
    Panel Discussion presented by: Biray Alsac, MS, Fred Hoffman, MEd, and Amanda Vogel, MA
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.00, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 2.00, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

    Time Block M - Saturday, 2:30-4:20pm
    Discover how to maximize the productivity of your multigenerational staff: Millennials (20-somethings), Gen X-ers (30-somethings), and Baby Boomers (45+). The panel will discuss ways to refine your management skills by understanding each generation's unique values, work ethics, attitudes and social influences. With the use of role-playing in this interactive session, you will discover five strategies for creating a cohesive work environment and promoting harmony in your health or fitness facility.

    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
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