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

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101: Les Mills®: BODYATTACK®, BODYCOMBAT® and BODYJAM® (Standby Only)
Workout presented by: Lisa Osborne, Dan Cohen, Gandalf Archer, and Rachael Cohen
CECs/CEUs:

Time Block A - Thursday, 7:00-7:45am
This class features three of Les Mills' most popular programs. You will build strength and stamina in BODYATTACK, feel totally unleashed and empowered in BODYCOMBAT and lose yourself in the dance-inspired cardio of BODYJAM.

102: UCML (Standby Only)
Workout
CECs/CEUs:

Time Block A - Thursday, 7:00-7:45am
...stands for Upper, Cardio, Middle and Lower. You get the idea! Join in on this fast-paced, full-body circuit workout. Participants will perform five exercises per round. Five rounds total! Ready, set, go!

103: Fuego!
Workout presented by: Nica Cavegn
CECs/CEUs:

Time Block A - Thursday, 7:00-7:45am
Latin-American groove meets Swiss precision. Latin movements are introduced step-by-step through classic aerobic routines. Let it go in this hot, hot, hot dance workout.

104: Addicted to Step! (Standby Only)
Workout presented by: Tal Yahalom
CECs/CEUs:

Time Block A - Thursday, 7:00-7:45am
To those who cannot live without step, this class is just for you! Creative, easy-to-follow patterns are broken down using the most current teaching techniques. Warning! You might get addicted!

 

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

Time Block A - Thursday, 7:00-7:45am
Ever thought of fusing video games with exercise? R-KAIDE is a fresh new workout that blends entertainment technology with exercise physiology. Inspired by popular dance-based video games, this class scores big by bringing the video arcade into the workout room! With dance pads for everyone, a giant screen and groovy music, you'll see why R-KAIDE is attracting new audiences to group fitness. Calling all players!

106: Club Spotlight: Climb-Max by Equinox®
Workout presented by: Mark Hendricks, and Paul Katami
CECs/CEUs:

Time Block A - Thursday, 7:00-7:45am
Join Team Equinox for this exciting, innovative and extremely effective cardio/strength circuit workout featuring the SPRI® Slanted Riser™. Ramp up your traditional circuit and group strength class by utilizing the slanted risers in two different positions, creating both a 17-degree and 25-degree incline to add variety and intensity to your training program. So start climbing and start seeing results!

107: GRAVITYPilates® :: Fresh Breath Two™ (Full)
Workout presented by: Annika Carlson
CECs/CEUs:

Time Block A - Thursday, 7:00-7:45am
Fresh Breath Two is an energetic, vibrant and fluid workshop that progressively incorporates full-body movements. It is inspired by traditional and evolved mat, reformer and Cadillac exercises. Participants will build on awareness and strength by incorporating compound movements that require synchronicity and coordination.

108: POWER Kranking® (Full)
Workout
CECs/CEUs:

Time Block A - Thursday, 7:00-7:45am
Work your upper body like never before in this exciting new class. Thirty minutes on the new Johnny G Krankcycle® gives you a GREAT cardiovascular workout, builds upper-body and core strength and even provides full-body training through the stabilization required by the legs. This is a challenging workout! Upper-body training is the way of the future, and POWER Kranking is the way to maximum results. Repeated as session 212.

109: TRX® Body Blast (Full)
Workout presented by: Leigh Crews
CECs/CEUs:

Time Block A - Thursday, 7:00-7:45am
This empowering group strength workout set to music will hit your entire body and switch on your core like nothing you've ever encountered. Starting with a warm-up to get you fired up, the heart of the workout includes demanding exercises for lower- and upper-body strength and some additional moves that target the core. This fun, dynamic and high-energy class uses exercises that can be adapted to challenge every participant.

110: STOTT PILATES® Jumpboard Interval Training, Level 2 (Full)
Workout presented by: John Garey, MS
CECs/CEUs:

Time Block A - Thursday, 7:00-7:45am
Give your clients and classes something to jump about with this pumped up workout on the reformer. Increase intensity and challenge coordination and cardiovascular fitness using more complex jumpboard intervals while ensuring safety and proper technique. Incorporate strengthening exercises for upper and lower body as well as the core. Designed for intermediate- to advanced-level clients or groups, this plyometric workout will deliver all-over fitness.

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.

Welcome 8:30–8:40am

Fitness Business Basics
8:45–10:15am
Derrick Wilburn, MBA
Many fitness professionals find out the hard way that there’s a lot more to starting a business than just running an ad in the local newspaper and raking in the clients. In addition, there is a vast difference between being an independent personal trainer and owning a business. This lecture examines some of the very basic, yet very critical—and often overlooked—elements that go into opening and running a successful enterprise.

Universal Keys to Business Success
10:20–11:50am
Nicki Anderson
As fitness business owners, we all can agree that you need a good menu of services to draw and retain clients and members. While many fitness facilities offer this, what will set you apart from your competitors is amazing customer service. This lecture will provide many keys to unlocking your business potential through customer service.

Lunch
11:50am–12:35pm
Lunch will be provided.

Avoiding Legal Pitfalls: Growing Your Business and Reducing Liability Exposure
12:45–1:55pm
Tricia Schafer, JD
Learn to spot the small problems before they become major liability risks. Whether you’re an independent trainer, employee, or manager of a large facility, this overview of legal issues affecting the fitness industry will heighten your awareness and sharpen your risk-management skills so you can spend more time working with clients and growing your business, and less time putting out fires.

High Returns in a Low Economy— Marketing Strategies That Work!
2:00–3:10pm
Nicki Anderson
Now, more than ever, tighter budgets and lighter wallets have forced us to be creative when it comes to marketing our businesses. This session will offer some great, no-cost/low-cost universal marketing ideas so you can keep your name in front of potential customers.

Generating Clients/Customers Through Business Networking and Referrals
3:15–4:25pm
Derrick Wilburn, MBA
This session will explore, and hopefully get you comfortable with, the art of networking. You will be introduced to a variety of tools and techniques that demonstrate how to use individual styles to communicate, how to put people at ease and how to promote your business. Also, learn why referrals are the best form of business generation and walk away with four tactics to get referrals TODAY!

Growing Your Business in Spite of a Challenging Economy
4:30–5:30pm
Todd Durkin, MA
Yes! You can grow your business and increase profits in a depressed economy! In this enlightening session, you will get tips on how to improve your internal systems to increase efficiency, organization and profitability; create a competitive advantage and raving fans for life; and produce extraordinary results through effective time management. You will also walk away with “out of the box” strategies to create both active and passive income and ideas on how to foster a business culture that attracts clients. You won’t want to miss this practical AND inspirational presentation that is sure to re-energize you and provide you with countless ways to accelerate your business results.

A Certificate of Completion will be provided.


By Derrick Wilburn, MBA, Nicki Anderson, Todd Durkin, MA, Tricia Schafer, JD

011: Focus on Fitness Management—Success Through Synergy (For All Program Directors and Fitness Managers)
Preconference presented by: Bob Esquerre, MA, Darren Jacobson, Focus on Fitness Management Team, Lawrence Biscontini, MA, PJ O'Clair, and Sherri McMillan, MS
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.50, ACSM 5.00, AFAA 8.00, NASM-CGT 0.70, NASM-CPT 0.70

Wednesday, 8:30am-5:30pm

The most successful clubs and programs are those that successfully manage the total member experience by providing exemplary training and service. In order to do this well, it makes sense that the group exercise and personal training communities must work together. This preconference session offers real information and strategies for creating and nurturing synergistic relationships between these two crucial segments within our industry. We will discuss proven ways to get whole departments to work together; the importance of cross- training our teams and developing universal skill sets; the dollars and cents of fitness and how it relates to running a profitable enterprise; and how to inspire excellence so your members have no other choice but to stay with you and sing your praises!

Welcome
8:30–8:40am

Managing the Member/Client Experience
8:45–10:00am
Bob Esquerre, MA
What happens to our clubs, to our students, to our clients and to our professional careers if we successfully manage the member experience? We can “recession proof” the fitness industry! Our clubs will make at least an additional $97.9 million per year; as fitness professionals, we will make at least an additional $12.7 million per year; and our members/clients will get better results! Join Bob as he sets the business tone for 2009 and beyond!

Fostering Cooperation and Synergy Among the Whole Team
10:10–11:25am
Sherri McMillan, MSc
It may be surprising to learn that most personal trainers don’t like the other trainers they work with. And often there’s a “disconnect” between the group exercise team and the training team. As your fitness staff grows, egos begin to clash and personality conflicts surface. Managers are left with high staff turnover and other human resource nightmares,leaving us drained with little to no energy left to work on enhancing and developing a department. This session will guide you through the leadership skills that need to be developed to get each individual on your team performing at their best while ensuring ultimate cooperation. Walk away with fun team-building drills and rewards that empower, connect and inspire your team toward a common vision.

Hybrid Trainers—The Wave of the Future
11:35am–12:45pm
PJ O’Clair
What happens when you combine the skill set of a group exercise instructor with the skill set of a personal trainer or private Pilates instructor? What you have is the new “hybrid” fitness professional who will make more money for themselves and the clubs, help retain members, and provide more results-based programming options for consumers. To date, the hybrid professional has never truly been identified, embraced, or even recognized as a true commodity in the marketplace today. This session will identify the skill set necessary to cultivate this new hybrid professional in your facility.

Lunch 12:45–1:30pm (Lunch will be provided)

Solving Problems and Sharing Solutions (Facilitated Roundtable Discussions)
1:30–2:50pm
Focus on Fitness Management Team
As fitness managers, we all encounter many of the same challenges. Wouldn’t it be nice to share those challenges in a nonthreatening environment and affect real change? This special segment of the Focus on Fitness Management preconference session will give you the opportunity to dissect the many issues that most managers face, discuss possible solutions to those problems and walk away with a clearer vision of how to troubleshoot and problem solve on your own.

The Real Bottom Line: Understanding Profit
3:00–4:15pm
Darren Jacobson
As personal trainer and group exercise managers, do we fully understand the role and responsibility of our departments and the real impact they can have in our facilities? This session will look at global business models relating to personal training, and incentive structures for retaining trainers. We will also discuss the infrastructure that exists in many group exercise department models and ways to turn your department into a highly-driven, customer-focused potential profit center.

Cream Rises: Promoting Excellence Among Instructors and Trainers
4:25–5:25pm
Lawrence Biscontini, MA
Great managers know how to empower their teams to achieve maximum results. This enlightening session will explore the many techniques you can use with your staff to take them from good to great! In addition, you will get tips on how you can help them sharpen their technical skills, be respected fitness ambassadors in the community, attract media attention for your club, and most importantly, encourage their professional growth.

Closing
5:25–5:30pm

Lunch is included in the registration fee.
A Certificate of Completion will be provided.


By Bob Esquerre, MA, Darren Jacobson, Focus on Fitness Management Team, Lawrence Biscontini, MA, PJ O'Clair, Sherri McMillan, MS

012: Nutrition in the News!
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 3.00, NASM-CGT 0.30, NASM-CPT 0.30

Wednesday, 9:00am-12:00pm

Join us for IDEA’s first-ever nutrition preconference session. We have assembled three topics that have been in the headlines over the last year. Come get the latest information on eating green for better health (and a better environment), the lowdown on sugar and sugar substitutes and the research on vitamin D and its far-reaching affects.

Eating Green
9:00–9:55am
Jenna Bell-Wilson, PhD, RD
Eating “green” has become synonymous with sustainability, locally grown and a more conscientious way of planning your meals. We will discuss this “slow food” movement, its characteristics and how you can healthfully, conveniently and easily incorporate this green trend into your daily living.

Sugar Sabotage!
10:00–10:50am
Scott Josephson, MS, RD
Sugar or artificial sweetener! What should you use? This session will discuss several sources of sugar, including sucrose, fructose, sugar alcohols, artificial sweeteners (like Splenda® and Equal®), high fructose corn syrups, honey and others. Walk away with a better understanding of the composition of sugars and sweeteners, how they are metabolized, acceptable daily intake and their effects on appetite, weight loss, fat storage and stability.

Vitamin D: Expose Yourself to the Benefits
11:00–11:50am
Shawn Dolan, PhD, RD
It is well know that vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, plays an important physiological role in bone health. However, the latest research uncovers other vital functions of vitamin D, particularly related to chronic disease prevention. This lecture will teach you about the role vitamin D plays in osteoporosis and beyond by exploring links to hypertension, diabetes and cancer. You can’t afford not to soak up your D!

A Certificate of Completion will be provided.


By Jenna Bell-Wilson, PhD, RD, LD, Scott Josephson, MS, RD, Shawn Dolan, PhD, RD

013: Schwinn® Cycling: Indoor Cycling Instructor Training Course
Preconference presented by: Jay Blahnik, and Juliane Arney
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.00, ACSM 9.00, AFAA 7.00, NASM-CGT 0.90, NASM-CPT 0.90

Wednesday, 9:00am-7:00pm

This information-packed day offers you the industry’s finest and most comprehensive indoor cycling instructor training, giving you everything you need to become the best instructor you can be. Bike fit, cycling physiology and mechanics, proper technique, the Schwinn Cycling Coaching Pyramid, and class design are thoroughly explained and experienced in an interactive format taught by Schwinn program creator Jay Blahnik and lead master trainer Julz Arney. Each attendee will receive a detailed resource manual, a certificate of course completion, a FREE Power Music®/Schwinn Cycling PowerMix music CD, energy snacks and coffee to keep you going, and two power-packed workouts along with detailed notes so you can teach them to your own classes right away.

Lunch on your own.
A Certificate of Completion will be provided.


By Jay Blahnik, Julz Arney

014: STOTT PILATES® Athletic Conditioning on the V2 Max Plus™ Reformer
Preconference presented by: John Garey, MS
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.00, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 3.25, NASM-CGT 0.30, NASM-CPT 0.30

Wednesday, 9:00am-12:30pm

Serious athletes—whether professional or amateur—benefit greatly from performance enhancement training. This high-caliber workout is designed for instructors and trainers working with very fit and accomplished athletes. Using the STOTT PILATES V2 Max, an all-in-one machine that combines the functionality of the professional reformer with the key features and benefits of the Cadillac, experience the virtually endless programming options this piece of equipment allows. Always initiating from the core, you’ll learn how this complete-body workout retrains muscles that may have become unbalanced and you’ll be able to take your clients to a new level of strength and agility.

A Certificate of Completion will be provided.


By John Garey, MS

015: Just 2 Dance Instructor Training
Preconference presented by: Madonna Grimes, MA
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.00, ACSM 4.00, AFAA 3.00, NASM-CGT 0.40, NASM-CPT 0.40

Wednesday, 12:30-4:30pm

This top-notch dance instructor training program is sure to get you on your way to becoming the newest, hottest teacher in your club or studio. Whatever your purpose or skill set, MaDonna will help you see your potential in this genre of fitness.

This training program is for instructors who…

  • Would like to simply freshen up an already established class,
  • Want to learn a different style of dance in order to attract a new clientele,
  • Want to get the latest club moves, or
  • Want to learn how to teach Latin and hip-hop, but don’t know how to get started.

Together we’ll cover every aspect of teaching Latin and hip-hop classes, including music, counting, cuing, step breakdowns, warm-ups, cool-downs and even tips on wardrobe! You’ll learn how to engage all members of your class (beginners and pros) and how to keep them coming back for more!

A Certificate of Completion will be provided.

Special note: Those who register for this preconference session are automatically enrolled in the master class, offered as preconference session #018, at no extra fee.


By Madonna Grimes, MA

016: New Science of the Human Body: The MELT Living-Body Model™
Preconference presented by: Sue Hitzmann, MS
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.60, ACSM 6.00, AFAA 4.50, NASM-CGT 0.60, NASM-CPT 0.60

Wednesday, 12:30-6:30pm

Do your clients have chronic tension or pain? Do you have pain? A recent survey of personal trainers and group exercise instructors found that over 88% experience chronic pain. In fact, 80% of all orthopedic injuries are sports or exercise induced. Although the fitness model has evolved by adding mind-body concepts and functional exercises, injuries are occurring at an alarming rate. Neurofascial science must be added to current fitness practices to reverse this trend. New research has revealed the root cause of pain in active people—dehydrated connective tissue that leads to an unresponsive NeuroCore™ system. These issues cannot be resolved with current exercise protocols, yoga or Pilates techniques. Even in the field of manual therapy, only a few techniques directly treat the neurofascial system.

This 6-hour program will reveal revolutionary neurofascial science regarding connective tissue, pelvic stability and the NeuroCore system. Presenter Sue Hitzmann has integrated and simplified this new science and created an applicable model for the fitness-to-wellness industry: the MELT Living-Body Model. Participants will:

  • Gain a scientific understanding of new research of the human body regarding pelvic stability and mobility, the role of the diaphragm, tensional relationships and connective tissue, and how the neurofascial core system works to maintain postural integrity.
  • Explore the MELT Living-Body Model as a foundation for assessing whole-body imbalance and misalignment to aid in program design of any modality.
  • Apply cutting-edge science to the current musculoskeletal models to improve your ability to work with a broader variety of clientele.
  • Learn the MELT Hand and Foot Treatment and how to use these neurofascial techniques to improve overall body connection, alignment and flexibility for one-on-one clients.

A Certificate of Completion will be provided.


By Sue Hitzmann, MS

017: STOTT PILATES® Intermediate Reformer on the V2 Max Plus™: Angle Advantage
Preconference presented by: PJ O'Clair
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.00, ACSM 4.00, AFAA 3.00, NASM-CGT 0.40, NASM-CPT 0.40

Wednesday, 1:30-5:30pm

This interactive workshop explores the advantage of variable angles of resistance to facilitate and expand the existing STOTT PILATES intermediate reformer repertoire. Designed for participants already familiar with performing and teaching these exercises, this workshop will delve into the possibilities afforded by the V2 Max Plus Reformer’s adjustable pulley system and extensor straps. Discover how to challenge core strength and stability while achieving increased range of motion in exercise modifications and new variations designed to develop balance, proprioceptively stimulate the neuromuscular system, and provide support. Emphasis will be on the goals of the exercises, biomechanics and alignment, as well as cuing and correcting for safety and effectiveness.

A Certificate of Completion will be provided.


By PJ O'Clair

018: Just 2 Dance Master Class
Preconference presented by: Madonna Grimes, MA
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.00, ACSM 0.00, AFAA 0.00, NASM-CGT 0.10, NASM-CPT 0.10

Wednesday, 4:45-5:45pm

Do you just want to dance? Join us for 60 minutes of hot, hot, hot hip-hop steps and moves from the 90s. This class is sure to get you fired up for IDEA World 2009!

Special note: Those who are registered for preconference session #015 (Just 2 Dance Instructor Training) will receive this master class at no extra charge.


By Madonna Grimes, MA

Thursday

110: STOTT PILATES® Jumpboard Interval Training, Level 2 (Full)
Workout presented by: John Garey, MS
CECs/CEUs:

Time Block A - Thursday, 7:00-7:45am
Give your clients and classes something to jump about with this pumped up workout on the reformer. Increase intensity and challenge coordination and cardiovascular fitness using more complex jumpboard intervals while ensuring safety and proper technique. Incorporate strengthening exercises for upper and lower body as well as the core. Designed for intermediate- to advanced-level clients or groups, this plyometric workout will deliver all-over fitness.

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.

 

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Friday

210: SharQui™-A Belly Dance Boot Camp
Workout presented by: Oreet Schwartz
CECs/CEUs:

Time Block F - Friday, 7:00-7:45am
This full-body workout will have you shimmying and shaking from the inside out! Here's your chance to spice up your routine and gain a new appreciation for your body. SharQui is not your typical dance class, it's an urban, aerobic workout that gets your heart pumping, feeds the soul and celebrates the body.

211: GRAVITYPilates® :: Pilates With a Slant (Full)
Workout presented by: Annika Carlson
CECs/CEUs:

Time Block F - Friday, 7:00-7:45am
This course puts a slant on your thinking about traditional Pilates! Discover a revolutionary Pilates-evolved repertoire where traditional mat and reformer exercises meld together on the GTS® by efi Sports Medicine®. This course challenges core strength, dynamic stability and coordination. Learn how clients of any level can experience success from the start!

212: POWER Kranking® (Full)
Workout
CECs/CEUs:

Time Block F - Friday, 7:00-7:45am
Repeated as session 108. See description on page 22.

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

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

214: STOTT PILATES® Fitness Circle® Flow; Workout (Standby Only)
Workout presented by: PJ O'Clair
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Time Block F - Friday, 7:00-7:45am
Increase strength, flexibility and muscle tone with the dynamic Fitness Circle® resistance ring. This energizing workout will help you develop greater body awareness. Cues and corrections for safety and effectiveness will be included.

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

216: Peak Pilates®: MVe® Chair Latin Dance Fusion Workout (Full)
Workout presented by: Sonia Rodriguez
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Time Block F - Friday, 7:00-7:45am
Get your body moving with this heart-pumping workout that fuses traditional Pilates exercises on the MVe Chair, with sizzling Latin dance moves. This unique workout will have you dancing up a sweat while challenging your core in ways you never thought possible.

 

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217: Stretch and Roll on the Small Ball (Full)
Workout presented by: Yoav Avidar
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Time Block F - Friday, 7:00-7:45am
Join in on a mind-body journey of flexibility, mobility and stabilization. This innovative and relaxing stretch session will provide you with creative stretching sequences influenced by dance and yoga using a small Pilates ball.

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

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

Saturday

410: STOTT PILATES® Total-Body Toning (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 K - Saturday, 8:00-9:50am
A combination of two distinct energizing workouts, part one of this workshop uses a weighted toning ball to sculpt and define the arms and upper body. Then get sleek and strong from head to toe with a seamless combination of toning ball resistance and STOTT PILATES precision using exercises adapted from the matwork repertoire. Cues and corrections for safety and effectiveness are also covered.

411: BBU: Reformer for Pregnancy (Standby Only)
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 K - Saturday, 8:00-9:50am
Learn a great program for working with pregnant clients on the reformer in this practical workshop. Review the guidelines and contraindications for each trimester and learn modifications for keeping a pregnant client in a group class throughout her pregnancy.

412: Peak Pilates®: MVe® Chi Flow Chair (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 K - Saturday, 8:00-9:50am
Merge your mind, body and spirit with an MVe Chair workout that blends Pilates, yoga and qigong. Experience a shift of energy as you pull your power inside and then send it out. Stretch yourself through heart and soul and put meditation in motion.

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

Time Block K - Saturday, 8:00-9:50am
Repeated as session 170. See description on page 25.

414: The Science Behind Menopause
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 K - Saturday, 8:00-9:50am
Is your client experiencing the signs and symptoms of menopause? Are you unsure of how to provide the most effective exercise design? Join us as we explore the current research in exercise and menopause. Learn the practical applications of these studies and their specific recommendations for effective program design throughout the various stages of menopause.

415: Myofascial Matrix
Lecture presented by: Chuck Wolf, MS
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 2.00, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

Time Block K - Saturday, 8:00-9:50am
Postural organization is controlled by the central nervous system in conjunction with the skeletal, muscular and fascial systems. As more research emerges, health and fitness practitioners need to understand the importance the fascial matrix plays in integrated movement patterns and postural alignment. This session will explore the key fascial matrix linkages that produce efficient and effective actions to enhance human movement.

416: Energy Substrates: Truths and Misconceptions!
Lecture presented by: Carla Sottovia, PhD
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 2.00, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

Time Block K - Saturday, 8:00-9:50am
Most of today's fitness enthusiasts are bombarded on a daily basis with exercise and nutrition information. Unfortunately, much of this hype is often misleading and misrepresented. It's time for concise, practical, scientific information on the role of energy substrates, metabolism and exercise. Let's get your clients back on track!

417: Training and Development Strategies for Your Dream Team
Lecture presented by: Kimberly Spreen
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 2.00, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

Time Block K - Saturday, 8:00-9:50am
My momma always said, "You're either green and growing or ripe and rotting. The great news is that you get to choose." And, if you are a group fitness director, you get to choose whether or not you're going to help your team stay "green and growing." We all know that continuing education is critical to our success as fitness professionals, but what are you doing as a leader to keep your team on top? Learn how you can continue to grow and develop your most precious resource-your instructors.

418: Schwinn® Cycling: World-Class Coaching (Standby Only)
Workshop presented by: Jay Blahnik
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

Time Block K - Saturday, 8:00-9:50am
The best indoor cycling instructors know how to get the most out of their students' performance and they make it look easy! This workshop will review the characteristics of world-class coaches and show you how to apply these principles in your indoor cycling workouts. Don't miss this chance to perfect your coaching style and make your classes more effective than ever! Designed for instructors who have already learned the Schwinn Cycling Coaching Pyramid. Repeated as session 615.

419: Keiser® Cycling: Ultimate Power
Workshop presented by: Suzette O'Byrne
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

Time Block K - Saturday, 8:00-9:50am
The measurement of power is an extremely valuable training tool both on and off the road. Power is defined as the amount of work completed in a given amount of time. The focus of this session is to provide cycling instructors with the tools to increase the intensity and challenge of their classes by manipulating power. Experience and learn how to effectively teach students how to use speed, resistance and intensity to power up their next indoor cycling class.

Sunday

610: Progressive Pilates
Workshop presented by: June Kahn
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM 0.20, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

Time Block O - Sunday, 7:30-9:20am
A Pilates mat work program designed from a progressive perspective. You will begin with three repetitions of the basic modification, then move into four repetitions of the intermediate approach and finish with three repetitions of the advanced version, giving you the ability to adapt your program to all fitness levels as well as challenge the muscles in a variety of ways.

611: Practice What You Preach! Setting New Nutrition Habits
Lecture presented by: Shawn Dolan, PhD, RD
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 2.00, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

Time Block O - Sunday, 7:30-9:20am
As fitness professionals, we spend a lot of time planning our next class, training or educational session for our clients, but how much effort do we put into our own nutritional wellness? This session will stimulate discussion related to the nutrition habits and knowledge of fitness professionals, plus provide nutrition recommendations for individuals with busy client/teaching schedules.

612: Mindset and Miracles
Lecture presented by: Phil Kaplan
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 2.00, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

Time Block O - Sunday, 7:30-9:20am
In this presentation, we'll discuss established and nonconventional methods of mental conditioning, persuasion and trainer-client communication that allow the trainer to steer motivation. With an enhanced understanding of human decision-making and the powers that propel outcomes, trainers can ensure adherence, initiate lifestyle shifts and attract clients without that dreaded sense of selling.

613: Understanding Pain: The Muscle System's Role
Lecture presented by: Greg Roskopf, MA
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 2.00, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

Time Block O - Sunday, 7:30-9:20am
"My knee hurts when I walk down the stairs. I cannot squat due to knee pain." These are a few of the complaints we hear on a regular basis from our clients. As trainers, do we understand the muscular system's role in chronic pain and injury? In this session, we will take a look at the muscular considerations that must be addressed in various diagnoses such as patella femoral syndrome, hip degenerative joint disease and plantar fasciitis. Trainers will gain a better understanding of how to design exercises for clients that come to us with lower-body pain.

614: What Women Want-Attracting, Servicing and Retaining Women in Today's Fitness Environment
Lecture presented by: Karen Wischmann
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 2.00, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

Time Block O - Sunday, 7:30-9:20am
If you work in a women-only facility or simply have a very large female clientele or membership base, then you will want to attend this informative session. First, we will define what their needs truly are, and introduce strategies for marketing to this segment. Next, we'll look at the special elements that must be considered when programming for women. Finally, we'll discuss how to best service and retain your female clientele.

 

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615: Schwinn® Cycling: World-Class Coaching
Workshop presented by: Amy Dixon
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

Time Block O - Sunday, 7:30-9:20am
Repeated as session 418. See description on page 33.

616: Threshold Metabolic Training (For Cycling)
Workshop presented by: Laura Sachs
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM 0.20, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

Time Block O - Sunday, 7:30-9:20am
Learn how to use heart rate training in your cycling classes. Use intensity zones to create rides that are based on each participant's training goals and capacity to maintain specified intensities. Three simple yet effective sub-maximal tests will help us to identify maximum heart rate (training zones). In addition, three field tests will be implemented to gauge threshold for the purpose of anchoring these zones.

617: Super-Charged Circuits
Workshop presented by: Abbie Appel
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20

Time Block O - Sunday, 7:30-9:20am
Have fun with this intense stability ball circuit that combines low-impact easy-to-follow cardio ball combinations with creative muscle-building strength drills. This stationary circuit utilizes very little space and provides a high-intensity workout. If you've always wanted to teach cardio ball to choreographically-challenged groups, this workshop will give you the skills and drills to do it!

618: ABS LAB INTENSIVE
InTensive presented by: Helen Vanderburg
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.40, ACSM 4.00, AFAA 2.75, NASM 0.15, NASM-CGT 0.40, NASM-CPT 0.40

Sunday, 7:30-11:20am
Abdominal training has always been a focal point for trainers and participants. In this InTensive, we look at the function of the abdominal and related core muscles in their role as key postural muscles and the center of power. Learn how to determine in which stage your client should be training. Walk away with take-home ideas for core training, all based on a systematic four-step progression model. Additional fee required for this class. See page 40 for more information.
By Helen Vanderburg

619: Take Another Look at Water Fitness (Standby Only)
Workshop presented by: Irene Lewis-McCormick, MS
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.10, NASM-CPT 0.10

Time Block O1 - Sunday, 8:00-9:20am (Special Time)
The benefits of exercise are clear, but what about the unique benefits of water exercise? Where else in a fitness club will you find a class consisting of such a myriad of populations (pregnant, general, individuals with rheumatoid conditions, injury recovery, athletes and older adults)? The reason is that water works and is an effective and comfortable form of aerobic exercise. Come and learn why you too can seize the future of fitness.