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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View 2009 IDEA World Fitness BlogsCatch up on each day's sessions and events with the IDEA World Fitness Convention Blogs. View pictures and read blogs from IDEA's award-winning editorial staff.

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Sessions

All Sessions

111: Progressive Reformer Flow With Props (Standby Only)
Workout
CECs/CEUs:

Time Block A - Thursday, 7:00-7:45am
Props in the Pilates repertoire are truly like having a spice cabinet in your kitchen. Each one provides dimension in a different way, whether on the mat or any of the Pilates equipment. This course will demonstrate exercises that you can incorporate your very own "spice" to as we give you a taste of working with rings, balls and bands in conjunction with the reformer.

112: Peak Pilates®: MVe® Reformer for Everybody (Full)
Workout presented by: Sonia Rodriguez
CECs/CEUs:

Time Block A - Thursday, 7:00-7:45am
Learn what makes the MVe reformer different from any other piece of fitness equipment you have tried. In this workout, you will experience the perfect 10 reformer exercises and others that can be incorporated into any fitness routine. This class will change the way you view Pilates and give you an understanding of how it will benefit your students and influence your teaching.

113: Mind-Body Dance (Full)
Workout presented by: Carrie Ekins, MA
CECs/CEUs:

Time Block A - Thursday, 7:00-7:45am
Come revive your body and experience a variety of mind-body interpretive techniques, including mind-body dance, flow yoga, qigong/tai chi and progressive relaxation. This sampler class will open the door and give you an insight into the wonderful world of mind, body and spirit fitness. Take home new choreography ideas for your traditional fitness classes.

114: Schwinn® Cycling: Cycle Cinema! (Standby Only)
Workout presented by: Amy Dixon
CECs/CEUs:

Time Block A - Thursday, 7:00-7:45am
Join your Schwinn master trainer for a sweat-inducing Hollywood premiere where clips from movie favorites set your motivation to work hard while they entertain your brain! Intertwined with great music and flawless coaching techniques, this all-terrain ride will take you down the red carpet and on an Oscar award-winning journey.

115: California Beach Ride (Standby Only)
Workout presented by: Sandy Blumberg
CECs/CEUs:

Time Block A - Thursday, 7:00-7:45am
Welcome to sunny California! In honor of IDEA returning to the beaches, this challenging ride will take you on a journey across the California coast where you'll ride through the sand and feel the ocean breeze. This ride will focus on the fundamentals of picking a winning theme to entertain your clients without sacrificing structure or the effectiveness of your workout.

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

Time Block A - Thursday, 7:00-7:45am
Celebrated by athletes and celebrities alike, and dubbed "the perfect calorie burn," Indo-Row is a one-of-a-kind rowing workout that will truly change the way you think about group exercise. Working in teams, partners and as one crew, you will get world-class coaching and a transforming total-body workout that will leave you begging for more. Easy to learn, Indo-Row is perfect for group exercise instructors and personal trainers. No experience is necessary. Be among the first fitness professionals in the world to try it! (Space is limited.) Repeated as sessions 150, 177, 220, 281 and 308.

130: Speed Demons-Youth Fatness to Youth Fitness
Workshop presented by: Brett Klika
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
Childhood obesity in America has grown at an alarming rate in recent years. With physical education programs being cut, and youth athletics becoming oppressively competitive, how can non-athletic youth learn that fitness can be a fun, non-competitive positive experience? This workshop will discuss the issues behind the epidemic of childhood obesity, but most importantly, demonstrate games, drills and motivational techniques to create a fun, non-competitive fitness class for youth, regardless of their athletic ability.

131: Improving Hip and Trunk Rotation
Workshop presented by: Evan Osar, DC
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
Trainers recognize the importance of proper core strength and stability. While training strategies may vary, the ability to stabilize the trunk and rotate the hips is critical to improving performance of the core. This session will highlight the key concepts that must be mastered in order to improve core function: stabilization, dissociation and integration. Participants will learn three specific strategies for improving stabilization and rotary strength of the trunk and hips.

132: Innovative Drills for Small-Group Training
Workshop presented by: Peter Twist, MSc, and Janice Hutton, 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 C - Thursday, 10:15am-12:05pm
Small-group training has become one of the fastest growing trends in the fitness industry. Explore several interactive and functional drills that can be used to engage your small-group clients and improve their athleticism. This session will focus on developing core stability and rotary strength, speed, agility, quickness, reactivity, balance and coordination using everyday products found in the health club setting as well as innovative products ideal for indoor and outdoor use.

133: dance del.icio.us: boogie blend
Workshop presented by: Juliane Arney
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.00

Time Block C - Thursday, 10:15am-12:05pm
From song to song we'll dance along, every one a hit. You'll master each, take home to teach and it won't hurt a bit! Hip-hop, Latin, jazzy styles, country, disco and pop. Turn up the volume on your moves and work it 'til you drop! Let Julz give you new ideas, and music sources, too. A dozen dances in one blend are waiting here for you.

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

    133: dance del.icio.us: boogie blend
    Workshop presented by: Juliane Arney
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.00

    Time Block C - Thursday, 10:15am-12:05pm
    From song to song we'll dance along, every one a hit. You'll master each, take home to teach and it won't hurt a bit! Hip-hop, Latin, jazzy styles, country, disco and pop. Turn up the volume on your moves and work it 'til you drop! Let Julz give you new ideas, and music sources, too. A dozen dances in one blend are waiting here for you.

    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!

    Friday

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

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

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

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

    231: The Movement Triad
    Workshop presented by: Anthony Carey, MA
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

    Time Block G - Friday, 8:05-9:55am
    All movements of the body (including exercise) have three primary components: physiological, biomechanical and neurological. It is critical to understand and consider these three components with each and every exercise. Programs that emphasize one component only may have adverse effects on the outcome of a client's progress. In fact, this narrow approach can be potentially dangerous to a client or athlete.

    232: Fun Games and Drills for Small-Group Training
    Workshop presented by: Sherri McMillan, 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
    Small-group training doesn't need to be all serious business. In this very interactive, fun and entertaining session, you'll learn how to play various games and design simple contests that will get your groups working hard and laughing a lot! Utilizing a variety of training tools, you'll walk away with practical drills bound to enhance anyone's fitness.

    233: Nia®-Voices of the Body
    Workshop presented by: Debbie Rosas
    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
    The five sensations of functional fitness address the way of the body. Discover how to use three stages of learning to activate the five main sensations: strength, flexibility, mobility, agility and stability. Discover somatic language and learn to consciously activate and cultivate sensation to achieve organic functional fitness.

    234: Drums Alive®: Step and Drum
    Workshop presented by: Carrie Ekins, MA
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.00

    Time Block G - Friday, 8:05-9:55am
    Step and Drum combines the pulsating rhythms of drums with the powerful movements from step and dance aerobics. It is a unique high-energy step, dance and rhythmical experience that is not only for the step enthusiast, but for anyone who wants to experience a new way to combine the positive benefits of rhythm into their step or aerobic programs.

    235: Golf Foundations: Training for the Fitness Professional
    Workshop presented by: Don Bahneman, 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
    Did you know that golf is the #1 activity for the baby boomer population? Chances are many of your clients (or would-be clients) play golf. In this session, we will look at swing mechanics, rotation, balance, stability and posture-all of which are integral to golf performance. Don't miss your opportunity to add another "tool" to your training toolbox.

    236: Heart-Core Circuit Training (Standby Only)
    Workshop presented by: Fred Hoffman, MEd
    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
    Cardio and core training in the same class? Your students will love it! This total-body workout incorporates aerobic conditioning with balance training, core conditioning and trunk stabilization exercises. Learn a minimum of eight functional core exercises using a variety of equipment, all the while creating a fun and effective cardio workout. Circuit training just got better!

    237: Step-The Best Is Yet to Come!
    Workshop presented by: Robert Steigele
    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
    Take a look at where step is heading. This session will bring you the latest combinations and variations from around the world. The best of step is yet to come! These new combinations are challenging yet teachable.

    238: GRAVITYGroup® :: Functional Fun™ (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 G - Friday, 8:05-9:55am
    Functional Fun is a mental and physical experience of fun activities that is highly entertaining, both to do and to watch. This workshop creates an environment of control through the whole range of movement and introduces variations in pace and power. Pre-exhaustion is visited by loading muscle groups in varying planes, and coordination is challenged both in supported and unsupported positions on the GTS®.

    Saturday

    420: Team Up-Winning Water Workouts (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 0.00

    Time Block K - Saturday, 8:00-9:50am
    Learn how to capitalize on the power of team energy in this action-packed set of ideas for your next class. Use the properties of water to motivate your classes in pairs, small groups and teams like you have never thought before!

    421: The Female Chain Reaction-Core Conversion INTENSIVE
    InTensive presented by: Christina Christie, PT, and Rich Colosi, DPT
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.40, ACSM 4.00, AFAA 3.75, NASM-CGT 0.40, NASM-CPT 0.40

    Saturday, 8:00-11:50am
    If you work with women in any stage of life, and wish to understand all the biomechanical components from dysfunction to function, you need to learn about the female chain reaction. We will explore the pelvic core neuromuscular (PCN) system, functional mobility techniques for the pelvic girdle/floor muscles and exercise integration utilizing a variety of functional tools. Participants will see how pregnancy influences the PCN system and how incontinence may limit one's ability to exercise. Limited to 30 participants. Additional fee required for this class. See page 40 for more information.

    430: Firmly Planted: Ankle and Foot Pre- and Postrehabilitation
    Workshop presented by: Don Bahneman, 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
    In this workshop, we will take a detailed look at the anatomy and mechanics of the foot and ankle complex. We will discuss various common injuries to the region and offer exercise recommendations from a pre- and postrehabilitation standpoint as well as give contraindications for each injury discussed.

    431: Cardio-Cognition-Enhanced Brain Function for Aging Well
    Workshop presented by: Laura Sachs
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

    Time Block L - Saturday, 10:10am-12:00pm
    Executive functions are those capacities, most commonly linked to the frontal cortex, that guide complex behavior over time through planning, decision-making and response control. Through low-impact movement patterns that are repeated in sequence and then rearranged into new sequences, participants develop not only cardio-respiratory endurance, but also enhance their executive brain function. Balance breaks, mini-ball play and various relaxation techniques make this class a fun event.

    432: Top 40 Exercises for Training the Four Pillars (Standby Only)
    Workshop presented by: Juan Carlos Santana, MEd
    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
    We will take a look at the reason and rationale behind a unique assessment model and reveal the top 40 exercises used to repair the most common problems clients bring. If you are tired of the complicated assessment strategies and exercises, and just want to know what the best exercises are, this seminar is for you.

    433: It's All in the Mix!
    Workshop presented by: Petra Kolber
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.00

    Time Block L - Saturday, 10:10am-12:00pm
    Join Petra in a nonstop, easy-to-do cardio session that will have you burning up the dance floor. Learn creative moves that are fun to do and are Monday-morning ready. A smooth cardio class is just like a great soundtrack in that it all comes down to the mix. Learn how to blend magical moves with slamming songs and experience what it feels like to be in the mix. The breakdown will be based on a typical dance class where we only teach what the body needs to learn, ensuring success.

    434: Core Power (Full)
    Workshop presented by: Mindy Mylrea
    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
    The core is the powerhouse of the body and we should attack the core from every angle, and in every way. This workshop is jam-packed with critical cutting-edge core research as well as three amazing abdominal and back routines using the medicine ball, stability ball and gliding discs. You will learn three abdominal training routines as well as numerous stand-alone add-ons.

    435: Cut to the Core (Standby Only)
    Workshop presented by: Carol Murphy
    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
    Get ready to learn the most effective trunk exercises and why these exercises work so efficiently. This all-new core workout defines your abs, strengthens your back and improves your posture for a healthier lifestyle. Challenge your core like never before as you balance, strengthen and stabilize with powerful ball exercises.

    436: BOSU® Total Stretch
    Workshop presented by: Helen Vanderburg
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

    Time Block L - Saturday, 10:10am-12:00pm
    Get stretched, strong and centered in this one-of-a-kind workshop that uses the BOSU Balance Trainer and BOSU Ballast® Ball to add new elements of balance, agility and coordination to your flexibility routines. Learn stretching techniques to help prevent injuries, improve posture and reduce stress levels, as well as proprioceptive and sensory challenges that will produce results. Take away a variety of routines for optimal stretching.

    437: STOMP FX-Step
    Workshop presented by: Rebecca Small
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.00, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.00

    Time Block L - Saturday, 10:10am-12:00pm
    Stomp FX is no ordinary step class. Stomp FX is pre-choreography, with learning curves and teaching progressions, set to the best dance music available in Europe today. We take the guesswork out of putting your own routine together through these logical progressions and achievable routines. This class is easy to teach, easy to follow, and most importantly, the most fun you will have on the step this weekend.

    Sunday

    630: Small-Group Sport Workouts for Non-Athletes (Full)
    Workshop presented by: Krista Popowych, BHK
    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
    Me, an athlete? Many participants shy away or are intimidated by workouts that use the word sport or athletic training in their titles. However, sport training is very important in a well-rounded program and lends itself well to activities of daily living. Better balance, improved agility, increased power output and core strength are just some of the sport-based components that help our participants move with more strength and confidence. Learn how you can promote and teach a fun, effective and non-intimidating small-group sport workout.

    631: Aquatic Fitness for Mom and Baby
    Workshop presented by: Leah Esplen
    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
    Mom and baby exercise is a great way to bond while improving fitness levels. The water is a supportive medium that enables the mother to hold her baby while she exercises, allowing for much more interaction than traditional mom and baby fitness modalities. This session will help aquatic fitness instructors develop techniques for encouraging mom and baby interaction while getting a good workout.

    632: Progression Periodization for Power
    Workshop presented by: Chris Ecklund, MA
    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
    Most of the literature and techniques available have focused on how to effectively periodize workouts for clients to maximize strength and power. While important, we often neglect the extremely important variables of movement progression and appropriate instructional/cuing techniques. Trainers will take away with them the tools necessary to implement practical progressions that will move any client to increased strength and power.

    633: Preschool Fitness: Unlimited Profit Potential
    Workshop presented by: Michele Clemens-Silence
    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
    We all know that childhood obesity is now considered a worldwide epidemic. Teaching healthy lifestyle habits from preschool onward can not only reverse this trend, but add considerable income to your bottom line. Learn why you can't afford to ignore this untapped market and why it's so vital to start this young. You'll discover what components are crucial to an effective program and a healthy bottom line!

    634: Step Outside the Box
    Workshop presented by: Rob Glick
    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
    In order to grow as group exercise instructors, we need to challenge ourselves and play outside of our comfort zone to see what possibilities exist. In this step workshop, we will use crazy counts, explore direction, add, delete, repeat and who knows what else we can come up with for innovative fun choreography that is sure to challenge even the most avid stepper.

    635: Boot Camp Boogie 2009! (Full)
    Workshop presented by: Petra Kolber
    CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.10, ACSM 1.00, AFAA 1.25, NASM-CGT 0.10, NASM-CPT 0.00

    Time Block P - Sunday, 9:35-11:00am
    Now those are words you never thought you would see together. Boot camp gets its groove on with Boot Camp Boogie. Join in on this nonstop circuit workout that alternates cardio grooves with athleticism. See how each segment can be woven together to create a high-intensity workout that is easy to follow, easy to teach and also a kicking-good time.

    636: Zumba® Cardio Party
    Workout presented by: Tanya Beardsley
    CECs/CEUs:

    Time Block P - Sunday, 9:35-11:00am
    What is it exactly that makes this awe-inspiring, muscle-pumping, calorie-burning blast so effective? Ask the millions worldwide or find out for yourself! Be prepared to move to hypnotic Latin and international rhythms. Be prepared to lose yourself in the music and find yourself in shape. Be prepared to ZUMBA!

    637: STOTT PILATES® Pilates Weight Loss Boost (Full)
    Workout presented by: Sally Belanger
    CECs/CEUs:

    Time Block P - Sunday, 9:35-11:00am
    Kick your metabolism into high gear with this intensive, energy-boosting mat workout. Take advantage of the body's natural ability to burn fat throughout the day and also help chase away stress while building overall strength and endurance. Select STOTT PILATES Matwork exercises are combined in innovative and powerful sequences that gradually increase in rhythm, pace and intensity to help rev up the body's fat-burning capacity.

    638: BBU: Mat Perplexity to Simplicity
    Workshop presented by: Nico Gonzalez
    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
    Do you ever forget the movement sequences of Pilates mat work? Learn how to simplify Pilates mat exercises through a variety of building blocks and modifications. Walk away with easy-to-use exercises that can help you and your clients build a stronger foundation in movement.

    639: Peak Pilates®: Mat With Props (Standby Only)
    Workshop presented by: Zoey Trap, MSc
    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
    Do you have faithful mat clients that show up for every class? Once in a while, give them a little spice. Learn to use props such as Fitness Circles® and Dyna-Bands® within the classical repertoire and viola! Maintain flow while you bring these props in and out of your workout. You will leave this workshop with a well-designed class and the confidence to utilize these props on a whim!