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

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

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
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 2.00, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20
Lecture presented by: Christina Christie, PT, and Rich Colosi, DPT

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
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 2.00, NASM 0.20, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20
Lecture presented by: Jenna Bell-Wilson, PhD, RD, LD

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
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 2.00, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20
Lecture presented by: Darren Jacobson

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)
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20
Workshop presented by: Juliane Arney

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
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20
Workshop presented by: Krista Popowych, BHK, and Suzette O'Byrne

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)
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20
Workshop presented by: Josh Crosby, Douglas Brooks, MS, and Jay Blahnik

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)
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20
Workshop presented by: Tatiana Kolovou, MBA

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)
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.10, ACSM 1.00, AFAA 0.75, NASM 0.20, NASM-CGT 0.10, NASM-CPT 0.10
Workshop presented by: Sherri McMillan, MS

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.

181: Improving Balance in the Baby Boomer
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.10, ACSM 1.00, AFAA 0.75, NASM 0.20, NASM-CGT 0.10, NASM-CPT 0.10
Workshop presented by: Evan Osar, DC

Time Block E - Thursday, 4:50-6:00pm
As the number of active Baby Boomers increases, there is the likelihood of increased incidence of falls and other injuries. This session focuses on the three keys to developing and improving balance in the Baby Boomer utilizing the "VIP" approach: Visualization-addressing neurologic causes of muscle inhibition; Isometrics-optimizing hip dissociation through isometric contractions; and Progressions-integrating appropriate functional movement progressions.

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)
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.50, ACSM 5.00, AFAA 8.00, NASM-CGT 0.70, NASM-CPT 0.70
    Preconference presented by: Bob Esquerre, MA, Darren Jacobson, Focus on Fitness Management Team, Lawrence Biscontini, MA, PJ O'Clair, and Sherri McMillan, MS

    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
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.00, ACSM 9.00, AFAA 7.00, NASM-CGT 0.90, NASM-CPT 0.90
    Preconference presented by: Jay Blahnik, and Juliane Arney

    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
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.00, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 3.25, NASM-CGT 0.30, NASM-CPT 0.30
    Preconference presented by: John Garey, MS

    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
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.00, ACSM 4.00, AFAA 3.00, NASM-CGT 0.40, NASM-CPT 0.40
    Preconference presented by: Madonna Grimes, MA

    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™
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.60, ACSM 6.00, AFAA 4.50, NASM-CGT 0.60, NASM-CPT 0.60
    Preconference presented by: Sue Hitzmann, MS

    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
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.00, ACSM 4.00, AFAA 3.00, NASM-CGT 0.40, NASM-CPT 0.40
    Preconference presented by: PJ O'Clair

    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
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.00, ACSM 0.00, AFAA 0.00, NASM-CGT 0.10, NASM-CPT 0.10
    Preconference presented by: Madonna Grimes, MA

    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

    181: Improving Balance in the Baby Boomer
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.10, ACSM 1.00, AFAA 0.75, NASM 0.20, NASM-CGT 0.10, NASM-CPT 0.10
    Workshop presented by: Evan Osar, DC

    Time Block E - Thursday, 4:50-6:00pm
    As the number of active Baby Boomers increases, there is the likelihood of increased incidence of falls and other injuries. This session focuses on the three keys to developing and improving balance in the Baby Boomer utilizing the "VIP" approach: Visualization-addressing neurologic causes of muscle inhibition; Isometrics-optimizing hip dissociation through isometric contractions; and Progressions-integrating appropriate functional movement progressions.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Friday

    277: Eating for Energy (Standby Only)
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 2.00, NASM 0.20, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20
    Lecture presented by: Scott Josephson, MS, RD

    Time Block H - Friday, 10:15am-12:05pm
    Sport and energy nutrition is the core component to any well-rounded fitness program! Learn the strategies and preparation required to give you an advantage in your training and conditioning regimen! Don't let your plan (or lack thereof) negatively impact your performance.

    278: Marketing Your Blog in All the Right Places
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 2.00, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20
    Lecture presented by: Biray Alsac, MS

    Time Block H - Friday, 10:15am-12:05pm
    With over 112 million blogs online, how can you ensure yours stands out from the other 111,999? Anyone can create a blog. It's getting people to read it that requires more work. Learn ways you can easily make your blog visually dynamic, highly interactive and Google-friendly. Learn from the "Top 100 Health and Fitness Blogs" and discuss why they are effective and successful. You'll be surprised at how quickly you advance from being a basic blogger to becoming an online social media guru!

    279: Schwinn® Cycling: Class Design in No Time
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.00
    Workshop presented by: Tatiana Kolovou, MBA

    Time Block H - Friday, 10:15am-12:05pm
    Creating, organizing and finding music for your cycling classes can take a tremendous amount of time. This workshop will provide you with a whole new way to approach class design, making it easy for you to develop your own great workouts in no time! Learn how to compartmentalize and catalog indoor cycling sets so classes are simple to remember, inspiring to coach, and highly motivating for your students.

    280: Keiser® Striding and Cycling: An Indoor Collision
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.00
    Workshop presented by: Suzette O'Byrne, and Krista Popowych, BHK

    Time Block H - Friday, 10:15am-12:05pm
    Repeated as sessions 176 and 477. See description on page 25.

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

    Time Block H - Friday, 10:15am-12:05pm
    Repeated as sessions 116, 150, 177, 220 and 308. See description on page 22.

    282: Stretch Fusion III: Core Work for Function (Water Fitness) (Standby Only)
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20
    Workshop presented by: Laurie Denomme

    Time Block H - Friday, 10:15am-12:05pm
    Experience the powerful effects gained from combining various bases of support with resistance training in static and dynamic movement sequences. Review the integrated relationship of muscles important for hip and back function and learn practical core training ideas using isotonic and isometric muscle work. The use of buoyant equipment will further enhance one's balance, strength and functional performance.

    283: CANCELLED: IDEA Top Chef (IE) (Full)
    CECs/CEUs:
    Fun presented by: Executive Chef Otis Huemmer, and Anaheim ARAMARK Chef Faculty

    Friday, 10:15am-1:05pm
    Here is your chance to put your culinary skills to the test. Led by the experienced ARAMARK chefs, you will put those skills to use in our first IDEA Top Chef competition! You never know who the celebrity judges will be! Then it is time to eat the creative dishes you prepared. What a great way to share lunch! Limited to 20 participants.

    290: Creative Total-Body Exercises Your Client Will Love (Full)
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20
    Workshop presented by: Rodney Corn, MA

    Time Block I - Friday, 2:45-4:35pm
    There seems to be a never-ending need for fitness professionals to acquire more exercises, whether for burning calories or increasing performance. One of the best ways to quickly develop more exercises is to simply combine them. In this workshop, we will discuss a simple system you can use to safely and effectively create and progress a multitude of total-body exercises. We will then practice and play with the many different examples you come up with.

    291: Female Chain Reaction-Inner Pelvic Core
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20
    Workshop presented by: Christina Christie, PT, and Rich Colosi, DPT

    Time Block I - Friday, 2:45-4:35pm
    If you work with women in any stage of life, you need to understand all the biomechanical components and learn about the inner female chain reaction. We'll explore the pelvic core neuromuscular (PCN) system, inner stretch matrices for the pelvic girdle, core and pelvic floor, as well as exercise integration. We'll also examine how pregnancy influences the PCN system, the impact of incontinence on exercise, the inner self-perception and much more.

    292: Neural Complexity-The New Overload Variable
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM 0.20, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20
    Workshop presented by: Peter Twist, MSc

    Time Block I - Friday, 2:45-4:35pm
    Life and sport in dynamic, unstable and unpredictable environments impose demands on the body that are not adequately met by traditional training practices. Overloading the body with advanced exercises and instability challenges when it is not adequately prepared will lead to dysfunction and injury. Join in on a highly-interactive workshop designed to teach you how to properly and progressively incorporate the concept of neural complexity into your movement, strength and balance training.

    Saturday

    475: Evolved Evaluations to Maximize Group Exercise Programming
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 2.00, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20
    Lecture presented by: Shannon Fable

    Time Block M - Saturday, 2:30-4:20pm
    Find it hard to make the time to consistently evaluate your staff even once a year? Evaluating your staff is key to continued improvement. However, it must be timely and pointed. Learn to implement several new strategies for gathering the information you need about your staff, what to do with the information once you've got it, and how to use evaluations to your advantage.

    476: Schwinn® Cycling: Heart Rate Monitor Training (Standby Only)
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20
    Workshop presented by: Jay Blahnik

    Time Block M - Saturday, 2:30-4:20pm
    For years, world-class athletes have used heart rate monitors to evaluate and improve performance. However, a closer look at heart rate monitor use reveals that most people (including many athletes) may not be getting the most out of this great training device. This workshop will debunk the myths and misconceptions associated with heart rate monitors, provide an up-to-date, simplified approach to using a heart rate monitor for maximum benefits and revolutionize the way you look at high-performance training.

    477: Keiser® Striding and Cycling: An Indoor Collision
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.00
    Workshop presented by: Suzette O'Byrne, and Krista Popowych, BHK

    Time Block M - Saturday, 2:30-4:20pm
    Repeated as sessions 176 and 280. See description on page 25.

    478: Aqua Anthology (Full)
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM 0.20, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.00
    Workshop

    Time Block M - Saturday, 2:30-4:20pm
    This is the ultimate collection of water fitness moves. From jogging to jacks and everything in between, experience over 60 exercises to jumpstart your aquatic classes and your aquatic career. The exercises are organized into six categories, making it easy to find, select and create patterns without leaving any exercise out. This "pool" of water exercises is a must for any aqua instructor new to teaching.

    479: Be a Successful In-Home/Mobile Trainer INTENSIVE (Full)
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.40, ACSM 4.00, AFAA 3.75, NASM-CGT 0.40, NASM-CPT 0.40
    InTensive presented by: Ryan Andrews, MA, and Machelle Lee

    Saturday, 2:30-6:20pm
    Mobile fitness training is a booming sector of the fitness industry. This session will teach you how to create your own lucrative, mobile business without having to pay rent, studio fees or purchase expensive equipment. We'll discuss how the mobile client differs from the gym client, business start-up, effective marketing and sales tactics, liability issues and much, much more. Additional fee required for this class. See page 40 for more information.

    490: Advanced Strategies for Correcting Kyphosis
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20
    Workshop presented by: Anthony Carey, MA

    Time Block N - Saturday, 4:40-6:30pm
    Addressing thoracic kyphosis has been a challenge facing health professionals for more than a century and the same exercise strategies have been used for years. A true understanding of the form and function of the thoracic spine will allow you to provide exercises that are more than just retracting the scapulae.

    491: Resistance Flexibility and Strength Training (Standby Only)
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.00, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM 0.20, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20
    Workshop presented by: Steven Sierra, and Anne Tierney, MS

    Time Block N - Saturday, 4:40-6:30pm
    Most trainers agree that there is an interdependence that exists between strength and flexibility. This session will explore the 12 main principles involved in establishing a healthy balance between agonist and antagonist muscle groups, opposing (or counter-balancing) muscle groups and the relationship between strength and flexibility. Trainers will walk away with tools to analyze and correct the inconsistencies that exist in range of motion, balance, speed, endurance, core stability and more. (Please bring a large towel and a yoga mat to this session.)

    492: Lower-Back Pain-Prevention and Intervention
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20
    Workshop presented by: Rodney Corn, MA

    Time Block N - Saturday, 4:40-6:30pm
    Lower-back pain has become a worldwide epidemic and is still not well understood. There are many contributing influences with many possible and suggested corrective strategies. Fitness professionals deal with clients on a daily basis who have lower-back pain and they should be up-to-date on what the research is saying are the contributing factors and possible corrective strategies.

    493: America's Best Dance Class
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.00
    Workshop presented by: Milo Levell

    Time Block N - Saturday, 4:40-6:30pm
    Milo Levell (who may have taught your teacher!) shares his secrets on successful dance classes. Music syncopation, choreography breakdown and different styles of dance relative to music specificity are just a few highlights of what this class has in store.

    494: Suddenly Senior: Functional Training Solutions
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20
    Workshop presented by: Sandra Stessun

    Time Block N - Saturday, 4:40-6:30pm
    For the older adult, everyday tasks such as rising from a chair or going to the grocery store can become a challenge due to decreased muscle strength, balance and endurance. Exercise with purpose can be an effective and powerful form of preventive medicine for the older adult. Through activity analysis, learn how to choose and teach functional exercises that will maximize your clients' performance beyond the gym and enhance their function in their daily tasks.

    Sunday

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

    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
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.10, ACSM 1.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM 0.20, NASM-CGT 0.10, NASM-CPT 0.10
    Lecture presented by: Scott Cheatham, DPT

    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
    Lecture

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

    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
    Lecture

    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.