IDEA World Fitness Convention™: The World's Largest, Most Comprehensive and Longest-Running Fitness Convention


SAVE THE DATE: The 2011 IDEA World Fitness Convention will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center on August 11-14, 2011.


2011 IDEA World Fitness Convention information is now available! Visit this link: http://www.ideafit.com/conference/idea-world-fitness-convention-2011


 

2010 conference recap: Over 5,000 attendees gathered in Los Angeles, California on August 4-8, 2010 for the 26th annual IDEA World Fitness Convention. The event took place in the heart of L.A. LIVE — the most exciting new destination in Southern California and steps away from the Los Angeles Convention Center!

Attendees received 5 days of rewarding, rich fitness education with special guests including: Mario Lopez, Andre Agassi, the U.S. Surgeon General, plus 350+ groundbreaking sessions, 155 industry experts, 160+ fitness companies, and much more!



The IDEA World Fitness Convention is the #1 largest international fitness event in the WORLD — with up to 23 CECs and over 98% satisfaction rating. We hope to see you at the 2011 IDEA World Fitness Convention in Los Angeles!

 

Sessions

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104: Zumba® Cardio Party!
Workout presented by: Gina Grant
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Time Block C - Thursday, 7:00-7:45am
Get in on the fun with this exciting cardio party, featuring Latin and international dance moves, new choreography techniques and a non-stop, get-down-and-dance, calorie-burning, high-energy workout! This high-intensity workout will challenge your muscles and mind like never before. So let’s get the party started! Repeated as session 304.

105: TRX® Suspension Training® Body Blast (Standby Only)
Workout presented by: Dan McDonogh
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Time Block C - 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 specifically. This dynamic and high-energy class is characterized by fun and smooth transitions using exercises that can be adapted to challenge every participant.

106: Partner Play: Game On!
Workout presented by: Peter Twist, MSc
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Time Block C - Thursday, 7:00-7:45am
Fast paced, action packed, challenging and exciting! It’s game time and the battle is on! Experience performance-based partner training workouts that capture the essence of sport in action. This workout features dynamic balance, fast feet, agile movement and a full spectrum of strength and explosive power movements. Life is a sport and it is meant to be pursued with passion and intensity. This workout has all the ingredients to guarantee that your athletes and clients are game ready. This session is perfect for the “hybrid” professional.

107: FLEXI-SPORTS® XCO Shape
Workout presented by: Carol Murphy, Barbara Klein, Andy Sasse, and Clay Grant
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Time Block C - Thursday, 7:00-7:45am
Be one of the first to experience a new comprehensive training tool that can significantly improve the effectiveness of fitness training. German universities have shown that calorie burning was boosted by 33% when utilizing the XCO during walking and running. Used by professional athletic teams and in the field of physical rehabilitation, this exciting new tool develops strength, endurance and coordination simultaneously, making XCO training the perfect all-in-one workout.

108: JUKARI Fit to Flex™
Workout presented by: Sara Haley
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Time Block C - Thursday, 7:00-7:45am
JUKARI Fit to Flex™ is the newest workout experience created by Reebok® and Cirque du Soleil®. This program is specially designed to improve flexibility while increasing joint mobility and range of motion with the assistance of the JUKARI Band™.  As you manipulate the JUKARI Band you will create the shapes and flowing movement patterns seen in many Cirque du Soleil shows.  You will also improve muscle endurance and core strength in a fun, challenging and dynamic way. Move to music inspired by the strong, graceful performances of the Cirque du Soleil artists.

109: Schwinn® Cycling: The MPower™ Workout
Workout presented by: Amy Dixon
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Time Block C - Thursday, 7:00-7:45am
It’s here! The brand-new, Schwinn® Authentic Cycling™ Performance bike with the revolutionary MPower Console, and this is your chance to preview the bike and experience a ride like never before. The MPower Console measures watts, speed, distance, heart rate and calories, turning your students’ experience (and yours) into pure adrenaline-drenched motivation that will completely revolutionize your indoor cycling workout! Repeated as session 309.

110: Spinning®: Fire N Ice
Workout presented by: Scott Schlesinger, and Josh Taylor
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Time Block C - Thursday, 7:00-7:45am
Two of nature’s most extreme opposites come together. This interval ride combines these two elements in a unique format by using the art of co-teaching as a tool. This journey will take you on an expedition fueled by fire (work efforts) and refreshed by ice (recovery efforts). This is a great session for those who would like to learn how to better co-teach with another instructor. Learn to burn with fire and cool with ice both physically and mentally!

111: Keiser® Cycling: Watts It All About?
Workout presented by: Suzette O'Byrne
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Time Block C - Thursday, 7:00-7:45am
Increase the intensity and challenge of your indoor cycling or striding classes by implementing the concepts demonstrated in this fun and motivating workout. Gain a greater understanding of power and how it is measured and manipulated so you can effectively achieve more in less time.

112: CycleOps® Power-Out n’ Back Power Time Trial
Workout presented by: Angie Sturtevant
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Time Block C - Thursday, 7:00-7:45am
The time trial is a test of truth. It’s the opportunity to find out “who you are” and what it takes to find the “power of you”! This out ‘n back power time trial offers a variety of terrain on a rolling course, with a turnaround at midpoint, covering the same ground in reverse as you head back to the start. The key is sustaining your workload on top of a changing road. This session will teach you how to manage your power output and finish like a champion!

113: GRAVITYPilates® :: Reformat (Full)
Workout presented by: Elizabeth Leeds, DPT
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Time Block C - Thursday, 7:00-7:45am
Reformat blends traditional Pilates mat and reformer exercises with a revolutionary Pilates-evolved repertoire to fit all fitness and experience levels on the GTS® by efi Sports Medicine®. This amazing workout utilizes gravity for resistance (or assistance) and incorporates a dynamic pulley system and free-rolling glide board to create an extensive repertoire of movement that challenges core strength, dynamic stability and coordination.

Wednesday

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020: YogaWorks®: SmartFlow Yoga— Deconstructing the Sun Salutation (WS)
Premier Seminar presented by: Jesse Schein
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.00, ACSM 0.00, AFAA 4.75, NASM-CGT 0.70, NASM-CPT 0.00, NCCPT 0.60, NESTA 0.00, NETA 0.00, NFPT 1.00, NSCA-CSCS 0.60, W.I.T.S. 6.00

Wednesday, 9:00am-4:00pm

Many yoga practices begin with, and are centered around, surya namaskar, the sun salutation. In this very special session, participants will experience a strong flowing practice based on sun salutations. Then, we’ll look at the functional anatomy of the shoulder girdle, focusing on how and why the joints and muscles work together to bring power and freedom to this area. Next, we’ll bring our awareness into each of the elements of this beautiful sequence; and finally, invite this ancient ritual to the sun to move us into the bliss of intelligent, flowing movement.

021: Celebrity Fortune and Fame! (L)
Premier Seminar presented by: John Spencer Ellis, EdD, MBA
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.60, ACSM 0.60, AFAA 4.75, NASM-CGT 0.00, NASM-CPT 0.00, NCCPT 0.00, NESTA 0.60, NETA 0.60, NFPT 1.00, NSCA-CSCS 0.00, W.I.T.S. 6.00

Wednesday, 9:00am-4:00pm

Why be an average trainer when you can be a celebrity! Have you ever seen a fitness celebrity on TV and said to yourself “That should be me!” If so, this is the session for you. Your step-bystep blueprint for success begins with just showing up!

022: YogaWorks®: Rock and Roll Flow Yoga for Athletes and Fitness Buffs (WS)
Premier Seminar presented by: YogaWorks® Faculty
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.00, ACSM 0.00, AFAA 3.75, NASM-CGT 0.50, NASM-CPT 0.00, NCCPT 0.40, NESTA 0.00, NETA 0.00, NFPT 1.00, NSCA-CSCS 0.00, W.I.T.S. 4.00

Wednesday, 10:00am-3:00pm

Part A: Rock and Roll Flow Yoga (WO) 10:00am–12 Noon: This is NOT your typical yoga class. Be prepared to sweat and have your butt kicked during this tough flow class set to a soundtrack that includes everything from classic rock to trance in Vinnie’s signature blend of hot, intense vinyasa flow yoga and precise alignment. This is yoga that will tone, strengthen and lengthen your muscles. It provides a moving meditation as the music helps you become centered, calming your busy mind. You’ll get a workout unlike any other yoga class you’ve ever taken.

023: STOTT PILATES® Pilates With Props, Levels 1 & 2 (WS)
Premier Seminar presented by: John Garey, MS
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.40, ACSM 4.00, AFAA 3.00, NASM-CGT 0.40, NASM-CPT 0.40, NCCPT 0.40, NESTA 0.40, NETA 0.40, NFPT 1.00, NSCA-CSCS 0.40, W.I.T.S. 4.00

Wednesday, 1:00-5:00pm
Need to add some interest to your Matwork™ routine? This innovative and upbeat mat-based workshop features exercises that increase in intensity and challenge. Beginning with those from the Level 1 workout, learn how to incorporate the Flex-Band® exerciser, Fitness Circle® resistance ring and Toning Balls™ to develop classes that will challenge and stimulate you and your clients. First-level exercises will serve to develop core strength and stability, while those in the second level will focus on mobility and agility. These workouts will give you tons of new

024: Spinning®: Everest “The Ride” (WO)
Premier Seminar presented by: Josh Taylor
CECs/CEUs: AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20

Wednesday, 6:00-8:00pm
Everest has become a universal symbol of human achievement…it is a metaphor for life. In life we are all climbing mountains—struggling to discover more about our own abilities and achieving success. The challenge is to push aside our fears and limitations, have a wish, pursue a dream and focus on a goal. Tackle your own summit and never ever give up on yourself. Make the promise, commit to the journey, push yourself to the next level and find Mastery…for you know in the end it will be worth it. Enjoy the adventure! The time has come, and it is time to

025: NFPT: Help All Clients With Partner-Assisted PNF and AIS Stretching (WS)
Premier Seminar presented by: Felix Doval
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.60, ACSM 6.00, AFAA 3.00, NASM-CGT 0.00, NASM-CPT 0.60, NCCPT 0.60, NESTA 0.60, NETA 0.60, NFPT 1.00, NSCA-CSCS 0.60, W.I.T.S. 6.00

Wednesday, 9:00am-4:00pm

This course has been developed specifically for certified personal trainers who work with a variety of clients, ranging from professional and amateur athletes, to weekend warriors, general fitness clients and those who are in severely deconditioned states. The primary focus will be on how to properly perform and administer partner-assisted stretches utilizing proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) and/or active-isolated stretching (AIS) techniques.

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Thursday

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120: Alphabics: Ultimate Relaxation Exercise For All Ages
Workout presented by: Junko Jimenji, MS
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Time Block C - Thursday, 7:00-7:45am
As we grow older, today’s exercises seem hard on the body and mind as they are mostly geared toward movements that are done on the upbeat, and they are at times agitating rather than invigorating. Alphabics is specifically designed for adults who seek to calm their minds and rejuvenate their body and soul through coordination between the patented Alpha wave music and movement sequences.

130: BOSU® Elevation
Workshop presented by: Douglas Brooks, MS
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20, NCCPT 0.20, NESTA 0.20, NETA 0.20, NFPT 1.00, NSCA-CSCS 0.20, W.I.T.S. 2.00

Time Block D - Thursday, 8:00-9:50am
Elevate your workout with high-intensity training that focuses on speed, agility, explosive power and plyometrics. Using the BOSU Balance Trainer, the BOSU® Stax risers, and incorporating variations in height and intensity, you will learn brand new ways to super-charge your training and amplify your athleticism. Come prepared to be challenged with some advanced training techniques and break away from mainstream coaching. Whether you specialize in personal training, small group fitness, boot camps or circuit programs, Elevation training will give you the lift you need!

131: Step-Tonic™
Workshop presented by: Melanie Douglass, and Amy Nixon
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.00, NASM-CPT 0.20, NCCPT 0.20, NESTA 0.20, NETA 0.20, NFPT 1.00, NSCA-CSCS 0.00, W.I.T.S. 2.00

Time Block D - Thursday, 8:00-9:50am
StepTonic™ is a completely new way to step! No more L-steps, turn-steps or other “step” steps in this fresh, empowering and intriguing workout that mixes dance, strength, power and bold, electrifying music, making you move like never before!

132: EMPOWER™ Stepping
Workshop presented by: Gin Miller
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.00, NASM-CPT 0.20, NCCPT 0.20, NESTA 0.20, NETA 0.20, NFPT 1.00, NSCA-CSCS 0.00, W.I.T.S. 2.00

Time Block D - Thursday, 8:00-9:50am
EMPOWER your stepping workout with the use of soft, easy-grip resistance and Gin Miller's new STEPLIFT workout! For decades, we have been stepping at cadences that inhibit upper-body loading due to overuse syndromes and safety issues. Come and experience an alternative that will raise energy expenditure, tone and shape the upper body and improve posture. The results are empowering!

133: Resist-A-Ball® Hard Core
Workshop presented by: Carol Murphy
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20, NCCPT 0.20, NESTA 0.20, NETA 0.20, NFPT 1.00, NSCA-CSCS 0.20, W.I.T.S. 2.00

Time Block D - Thursday, 8:00-9:50am
It’s one of the top fitness goals on everyone’s list—a hard core! Clients and gym members look to you for the coaching that will get this job done. Can you deliver? Whether they’re looking for improved posture, relief from back pain, or simply a better-looking physique, it’s up to you to take them through a workout that really works. This workshop will show you why the ball challenges the abs and back like no other equipment can. We’ll delve into the biomechanics and reasons why certain trunk exercises work so well.

134: willPower & grace®
Workshop presented by: Stacey Lei Krauss
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.00, NCCPT 0.20, NESTA 0.20, NETA 0.20, NFPT 1.00, NSCA-CSCS 0.00, W.I.T.S. 2.00

Time Block D - Thursday, 8:00-9:50am
Willpower is the ability to create change using the power of your mind. Grace is how you land on your feet. willPower & grace is a mindful cardio-fusion of postures, drills and principles, and has been described as the cardiovascular solution for mind-body practitioners. You'll learn barefoot training methods to help strengthen your feet and correct imbalances in your ankles, knees and hips. This workout appeals to dancers, sport athletes and “gym moms” alike because there is nothing quite like it—but it must be experienced to be understood.

135: TRX® Functional Fusion (Standby Only)
Workshop presented by: Fraser Quelch
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20, NCCPT 0.20, NESTA 0.20, NETA 0.20, NFPT 1.00, NSCA-CSCS 0.20, W.I.T.S. 2.00

Time Block D - Thursday, 8:00-9:50am
This exciting session integrates the TRX® Suspension Trainer™ with other fitness equipment to give a heart-pounding workout. Learn how to enhance the TRX and create diverse circuits by combining multiple tools with smart and effective programming to achieve the highest levels of motivation and success for your clients.

136: Introduction to Kettlebell Training for Fitness Professionals (Standby Only)
Workshop presented by: Steve Cotter
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20, NCCPT 0.20, NESTA 0.20, NETA 0.20, NFPT 1.00, NSCA-CSCS 0.20, W.I.T.S. 2.00

Time Block D - Thursday, 8:00-9:50am
If you want to learn more about kettlebell training and how to apply it to your fitness-based business, this course is for you.  The information covered in this session includes, but is not limited to, the history and benefits of kettlebell training, choosing the right kettlebell for your clients’ goals, basic exercises and key principles (mechanics and breathing) that form the foundation for each movement, as well as safe and proven progressions.

137: Boot Camp 2010! (Standby Only)
Workshop presented by: Todd Durkin, MA
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20, NCCPT 0.20, NESTA 0.20, NETA 0.20, NFPT 1.00, NSCA-CSCS 0.20, W.I.T.S. 2.00

Time Block D - Thursday, 8:00-9:50am
It is time for an experience! Whether you teach boot camp now or are thinking about starting your own program, Todd will show you how to create a phenomenal workout by just using one’s body weight as resistance. This class combines functional sports-training exercises, calisthenics, metabolic conditioning, partner training and group training, all while singing motivational and fun boot camp chants. Join in and experience a physical challenge that will leave you feeling mentally and emotionally uplifted, and positively energized all day.

138: Bridging the Gap Between Rehabilitation and Performance: Linear Movement
Workshop presented by: Sue Falsone, MS, PT
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20, NCCPT 0.20, NESTA 0.20, NETA 0.20, NFPT 1.00, NSCA-CSCS 0.20, W.I.T.S. 2.00

Time Block D - Thursday, 8:00-9:50am
If you have athletic clients who are done rehabilitating from an injury, but are not quite ready to engage in high-level training (or return to full participation in a particular sport), this session is for you. Join us as we take a look at the performance-training continuum. Movement efficiency and motor learning will be discussed, as they are critical factors in developing high-performance athleticism. This session will focus on returning to linear movement, thereby helping your clients to get back to serious performance training.

Friday

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320: Effortless Rock Star Marketing with IDEA FitnessConnect
Lecture presented by: Mike Bannan
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Time Block I - Friday, 7:00-8:00am
Get a backstage pass to the biggest thing IDEA has done in 28 years! Learn how to get more clients and make more money by doing nothing more than showing how remarkable you are.

330: BOSU® Studio Pilates
Workshop presented by: Stacey Lei Krauss, and Erika Quest
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.00, NCCPT 0.20, NESTA 0.20, NETA 0.20, NFPT 1.00, NSCA-CSCS 0.20, W.I.T.S. 2.00

Time Block J - Friday, 8:20-10:10am
The BOSU Balance Trainer is the perfect accessory to complement a wide range of authentic Pilates exercises. In this workshop, you will learn how to use the BOSU ball for one-on-one training and in group settings. Get tips on how to accommodate the most advanced to the least experienced Pilates student or client. See how you can incorporate this tool into mat classes and how it’s used with other traditional Pilates accessories and equipment.

331: R.I.P.P.E.D.-The One-Stop WORKSHOP™
Workshop presented by: Terry Shorter, and Alex Isaly
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.00, NCCPT 0.20, NESTA 0.20, NETA 0.20, NFPT 1.00, NSCA-CSCS 0.20, W.I.T.S. 2.00

Time Block J - Friday, 8:20-10:10am
Come and experience this new fitness formula that masterfully combines an easy, yet effective cardiovascular routine interlaced with resistance and athletic-based training. Each participant will receive an in-depth perspective into the formula’s construct and its effectiveness. You will soon see why this new group exercise program is attracting such a diverse group of participants, from young to old, beginner to elite athlete, and men and women alike.

332: Seven-Layer Step (Standby Only)
Workshop presented by: Rob Glick
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.00, NASM-CPT 0.20, NCCPT 0.20, NESTA 0.20, NETA 0.20, NFPT 1.00, NSCA-CSCS 0.00, W.I.T.S. 2.00

Time Block J - Friday, 8:20-10:10am
Step instructors have a choice! They can either create more choreography or look deeper at their preexisting choreography for layers they may not have realized are there. In this workshop, we will see just how many layers we can get out of simple step moves to end up with moves that look like a distant relative of their beginning. This method will help keep your classes fresh and at the same time, maintain a level of familiarity for your students.

333: Drums Alive® Silver Beats
Workshop presented by: Carey Fraley
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.00, NASM-CPT 0.00, NCCPT 0.20, NESTA 0.20, NETA 0.20, NFPT 1.00, NSCA-CSCS 0.00, W.I.T.S. 2.00

Time Block J - Friday, 8:20-10:10am
If you love working with older adults and are passionate about helping them to improve strength, endurance, balance and flexibility… all the while having fun, this class is for you. Drumming is a motivating activity that provides a source of inspiration and enjoyment and offers a sense of well-being and healing for the older adult. Boosting the immune system and altering the body’s response to stress are just a couple of the many benefits your seniors will receive. Want to add spice to your senior programming? Come drum with us!

334: Be a Better Dancer in Three Easy Steps
Workshop presented by: Juliane Arney
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.00, NASM-CPT 0.00, NCCPT 0.20, NESTA 0.20, NETA 0.20, NFPT 1.00, NSCA-CSCS 0.00, W.I.T.S. 2.00

Time Block J - Friday, 8:20-10:10am
Improve your groove! Whether it’s Zumba®, BODYJAM™ or Hip Hop Hustle™, if you’re gonna be the one at the front, you’ve got to master the moves. Julz has specialized in dance-fitness for two decades, and she’s taught thousands of “movers-not-dancers” how to fake it ‘til they make it. Join her for a dance crash course covering all the latest styles and build a better boogie today.

335: Train the Joes Like the Pros 2010! (Standby Only)
Workshop presented by: Todd Durkin, MA
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20, NCCPT 0.20, NESTA 0.20, NETA 0.20, NFPT 1.00, NSCA-CSCS 0.20, W.I.T.S. 2.00

Time Block J - Friday, 8:20-10:10am
Are you looking for some new ideas, a ton of fun and programming that will deliver a phenomenal experience for your clients? If so, you will not want to miss this one-of-a-kind workshop. You’ll learn the most effective tools, drills and exercises to get all your clients optimal fat-burning and fitness-performance results. You’ll also experience a metabolic blast workout that incorporates the same movements and methodologies Todd uses with all his professional athletes (and average Joes and Janes) to maximize time, efficiency and equipment.

336: Small Group: Big Results!
Workshop presented by: Peter Twist, MSc
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.00, NASM-CPT 0.00, NCCPT 0.20, NESTA 0.20, NETA 0.20, NFPT 1.00, NSCA-CSCS 0.20, W.I.T.S. 2.00

Time Block J - Friday, 8:20-10:10am
We all know that small-group training is on the rise and that it makes good economic sense to offer these programs. Your clients don’t need one-on-one training to develop strength, speed, agility, power, explosive core rotation, balance and coordination. Get specific examples of skills, drills, exercises and techniques, along with a progressive methodology so you can develop your own sport-inspired small-group workouts. Experience firsthand how competition + play = hard work + fun.

337: 3-D Matrix Performance Series: Advanced Balance and Jump Training
Workshop presented by: Doug Gray, and Gary Gray, PT
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.00, NASM-CPT 0.20, NCCPT 0.20, NESTA 0.20, NETA 0.20, NFPT 1.00, NSCA-CSCS 0.20, W.I.T.S. 2.00

Time Block J - Friday, 8:20-10:10am
Jumping is an action that has implications in everything we do. Squatting, walking, running and lunging all include some component of jumping. It is a point of focus in sport, yet there are many questions that arise, such as… Is your jump training preparing you to execute activities more efficiently? Is it properly sequenced to be safe and guarantee success? Or are you setting your clients up for future injury?

338: Functional Core Training for Life (Standby Only)
Workshop presented by: Michol Dalcourt
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.00, NASM-CPT 0.20, NCCPT 0.20, NESTA 0.20, NETA 0.20, NFPT 1.00, NSCA-CSCS 0.20, W.I.T.S. 2.00

Time Block J - Friday, 8:20-10:10am
How does the body really function in life? What is the role of the core and what structures are important? Michol will address the fundamentals of the functional core and how to train it to be maximally effective. We will discuss the practical anatomy and biomechanics of the core, core exercises that transfer to life, and programming for the core. Whether you work with elite athletes or new exercisers, see what common mistakes our industry makes and how we can learn from them.

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520: Tenets of Tai Chi (Standby Only)
Workshop presented by: Lawrence Biscontini, MA
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.00, NCCPT 0.20, NESTA 0.20, NETA 0.20, NFPT 1.00, NSCA-CSCS 0.20, W.I.T.S. 2.00

Time Block P - Saturday, 7:30-9:20am
Experience the oldest energy work by learning the tenets that support the Eastern mind-body disciplines of tai chi and qigong. You will learn movements and forms that release physical chi within the body via free-flowing, yet controlled, muscular movement. Lawrence will share tai chi and qigong forms that can be incorporated into any warm-up, cool-down, class and personal training session. This session is for both group exercise instructors and personal trainers.

521: Eating Out! The Right Way
Lecture presented by: Jenna A. Bell PhD, RD, CSSD
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.00, NASM-CPT 0.00, NCCPT 0.20, NESTA 0.20, NETA 0.20, NFPT 1.00, NSCA-CSCS 0.20, W.I.T.S. 2.00

Time Block P - Saturday, 7:30-9:20am
Dining out can be a challenge to those who are watching their waistline or their overall health.  This session will cover the tricks of the trade for dining out by ChicagoNow.com restaurant blogger, Jenna Bell. This session will include restaurant trends in national locales, suggestions to help you find the healthiest choice on a menu (without altering a chef’s creative creation) and tools you can give clients (or yourself) to eat right around any town! 

522: Determine Your Destiny With Communication
Lecture presented by: Nicki Anderson
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.75, NASM-CGT 0.00, NASM-CPT 0.00, NCCPT 0.20, NESTA 0.20, NETA 0.20, NFPT 1.00, NSCA-CSCS 0.00, W.I.T.S. 2.00

Time Block P - Saturday, 7:30-9:20am
It’s not what you say…it’s how you say it! In the health and fitness business, we are often confronted with situations in which communication skills reign supreme. Have your communication skills, or lack thereof, cost you business? Do you struggle to successfully resolve conflicts or challenging situations in your business? Developing excellent communication skills can determine where you go in your life and in business. Are you ready to discover what may be the missing piece in your success?

523: Why Should You Consider Corporate Wellness?
Lecture presented by: Margie Kidd
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.75, NASM-CGT 0.00, NASM-CPT 0.00, NCCPT 0.20, NESTA 0.20, NETA 0.20, NFPT 1.00, NSCA-CSCS 0.00, W.I.T.S. 2.00

Time Block P - Saturday, 7:30-9:20am
Learn exactly how you can break into the ever-expanding field of corporate wellness! Here you will gather the tools you need to be a successful, business-savvy health professional that can speak to the wellness needs of any corporation. By learning from existing programs and understanding how to create new ones, this session will teach you how to win your next corporate wellness-business pitch!

524: Make Your Passion Your Fortune
Lecture presented by: Brett Klika
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.75, NASM-CGT 0.00, NASM-CPT 0.00, NCCPT 0.20, NESTA 0.20, NETA 0.20, NFPT 1.00, NSCA-CSCS 0.00, W.I.T.S. 2.00

Time Block P - Saturday, 7:30-9:20am
Providing speed and strength camps for youth is a growing, highly-profitable trend in the sports-training industry. Tap into the “secret” method for creating, marketing and administrating profitable summer athletic-performance camps for youth. This lecture offers tips on how to hire coaches, limit liability and create an administrative marketing structure for future camps. It is a must for anyone who currently works with, or would like to work with, the youth athlete population.

525: Starter Secrets to Becoming a Video Star! (L)
Lecture presented by: Gin Miller, Christi Taylor, and Tamilee Webb, MA
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.40, ACSM 4.00, AFAA 4.00, NASM-CGT 0.00, NASM-CPT 0.00, NCCPT 0.40, NESTA 0.40, NETA 0.40, NFPT 1.00, NSCA-CSCS 0.00, W.I.T.S. 4.00

Saturday, 7:30-11:50am

Explore your dream of becoming a fitness video star! You will learn how to develop the product itself, as well as pre-marketing, pre-production, production day, post-production and post-marketing. Furthermore, you will develop your own task list and timeline to keep you on task. Along the way, you will acquire valuable resources and professional contacts from each stage of the process. With this information, you will move swiftly and successfully toward your goal of becoming a video star!

526: The Biomechanics of Function (Standby Only)
Lecture / Workshop presented by: Paul Juris, EdD
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.40, ACSM 4.00, AFAA 4.00, NASM-CGT 0.40, NASM-CPT 0.40, NCCPT 0.40, NESTA 0.40, NETA 0.40, NFPT 1.00, NSCA-CSCS 0.40, W.I.T.S. 4.00

Time Block P2 - Saturday, 7:30-11:20am (Special Time)
A joint in motion does not guarantee that the muscles around that joint are being properly strengthened. Cable-based systems are often referred to as functional trainers, yet improperly applied, they do little to increase functional development. The key variable that influences the outcome of any of these applications is joint torque. In this 4-hour seminar, we’ll define, describe, calculate and explore joint torques, and their significant effects on exercise results and functional outcomes.

530: Turbo Kick® (Standby Only)
Workshop presented by: Chalene Johnson
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.00, NCCPT 0.20, NESTA 0.20, NETA 0.20, NFPT 1.00, NSCA-CSCS 0.00, W.I.T.S. 2.00

Time Block Q - Saturday, 9:40-11:30am
This highly-successful program is featured in over 20,000 health clubs and fitness chains in the U.S. and countries across the globe. So much more than kickboxing, Turbo Kick combines kickboxing, sports drills and dancing in a fun, party atmosphere!  Chalene will inspire you with her tips on creating an unforgettable experience whenever and wherever you teach.  Learn how to enhance your personal style, visual impact and vocal inflection to create that non-stop magnetic connection with your students.  Be warned… Turbo Kick is addictive!  

531: Play Hard
Workshop presented by: Eve Fleck, MS
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.00, NCCPT 0.20, NESTA 0.20, NETA 0.20, NFPT 1.00, NSCA-CSCS 0.20, W.I.T.S. 2.00

Time Block Q - Saturday, 9:40-11:30am
Session Update: PLAY BALL! with Patrick Goudeau has been changed to Play Hard by Eve Fleck, MS.

532: Strike! 2010 (Standby Only)
Workshop presented by: Kimberly Spreen
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.00, NCCPT 0.20, NESTA 0.20, NETA 0.20, NFPT 1.00, NSCA-CSCS 0.00, W.I.T.S. 2.00

Time Block Q - Saturday, 9:40-11:30am
Challenge yourself with this full-body interval kickboxing program.  In addition to learning new kickboxing combinations as well as strikes and blocks inspired by stick fighting, we’ll focus on the form and technique necessary to provide the best possible kickboxing workout for your students while keeping them safe from injury.

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732: Pole Precision: The Linear Effect
Workshop presented by: Robert Sherman
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.10, ACSM 1.00, AFAA 1.00, NASM-CGT 0.00, NASM-CPT 0.00, NCCPT 0.10, NESTA 0.10, NETA 0.10, NFPT 0.50, NSCA-CSCS 0.10, W.I.T.S. 1.00

Time Block V - Sunday, 9:40-11:00am
Pole Precision is a breakthrough training experience to connect brain-driven feedback techniques using the simplicity of a dowel or light-weighted bar against multiplaner force. This not only will increase muscle activation, but also will teach alignment for more efficient and effective exercises. The instructor will learn to apply force at the correct angle to inspire and facilitate total-body transformation. Learn 10 pole positions and hundreds of possible exercise combinations.

733: Cirque du Balle
Workshop presented by: Buddy Macuha
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.10, ACSM 1.00, AFAA 1.00, NASM-CGT 0.00, NASM-CPT 0.00, NCCPT 0.10, NESTA 0.10, NETA 0.10, NFPT 0.50, NSCA-CSCS 0.00, W.I.T.S. 1.00

Time Block V - Sunday, 9:40-11:00am
Discover a new world where movements come together in a performance class unlike any other. Using a stability ball, you’ll be taken to a magical place that challenges your cardiovascular system and your entire core! This class is playful, imaginative and anything but linear. Cirque du Balle promises to challenge you and stimulate your body and mind.

734: Juggling It All: Navigating Through Information Overload
Workshop presented by: Tom Purvis, PT
CECs/CEUs: AFAA 1.75, NASM-CGT 0.00

Time Block V - Sunday, 9:40-11:00am
Session Update: Session has moved to Timeblock T, please see session 609

735: Movement Preparation for All Clients (Standby Only)
Workshop presented by: Jay Dawes, MS
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.10, ACSM 1.00, AFAA 1.25, NASM-CGT 0.00, NASM-CPT 0.20, NCCPT 0.10, NESTA 0.10, NETA 0.10, NFPT 0.50, NSCA-CSCS 0.10, W.I.T.S. 1.00

Time Block V - Sunday, 9:40-11:00am
Session Update: Warm Ups: Active, Dynamic and Individualized! by James Romans has been changed to Movement Preparation for All Clients with Jay Dawes, MS.

736: Schwinn® Cycling: My Favorite Ride
Workshop presented by: Kimberly Spreen
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.10, ACSM 1.00, AFAA 1.00, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.00, NCCPT 0.10, NESTA 0.10, NETA 0.10, NFPT 0.50, NSCA-CSCS 0.00, W.I.T.S. 1.00

Time Block V - Sunday, 9:40-11:00am
Chosen just for this event by your Schwinn master trainer, come experience a complete ride sure to give you plenty of ideas for your classes and one heck of a workout! You can expect world-class coaching, motivation and incredible energy. Kimberly will break down all the components of her favorite ride, including music, cuing, imagery and coaching techniques so you can successfully replicate this workout for your own classes.

737: Spinning®: Hill Assault
Workshop presented by: Scott Schlesinger
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.10, ACSM 1.00, AFAA 1.00, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.00, NCCPT 0.10, NESTA 0.10, NETA 0.10, NFPT 0.50, NSCA-CSCS 0.10, W.I.T.S. 1.00

Time Block V - Sunday, 9:40-11:00am
One rider. One bike. One hill. Hill Assault is a ride that takes the campaign of conquering a challenge to a new level. Attack a hill using eight different methods to master this Strength Energy Zone™ ride. Step onto the battlefield where your physical and mental capacity will be put to the test. Learn how to apply this profile within the Strength Energy Zone. Repeated as session 370.

739: STOTT PILATES® Ultimate Body Sculpting, Flex-Band® Level 3
Workshop presented by: STOTT PILATES FACULTY
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.10, ACSM 1.00, AFAA 1.00, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20, NCCPT 0.10, NESTA 0.10, NETA 0.10, NFPT 0.50, NSCA-CSCS 0.10, W.I.T.S. 1.00

Time Block V - Sunday, 9:40-11:00am
Learn intermediate-level exercises that challenge core and peripheral strength, and add variety and multidimensional joint movements to the basic Flex-Band exerciser routine. This intense full-body workout emphasizes the upper and lower body working together while maintaining correct alignment and form. Exercises mimic those from the reformer repertoire featuring the same movement essence and breath and movement patterns. Cues and corrections for safety and effectiveness are also covered.

740: Standing Pilates
Workshop presented by: Kathy Corey
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.10, ACSM 1.00, AFAA 1.00, NASM-CGT 0.00, NASM-CPT 0.20, NCCPT 0.10, NESTA 0.10, NETA 0.10, NFPT 0.50, NSCA-CSCS 0.10, W.I.T.S. 1.00

Time Block V - Sunday, 9:40-11:00am
From the original repertoire to the current innovations of the standing Pilates exercises, this class challenges balance, flow of movement and control with a new choreographed program.  A great addition to your traditional mat class, these exercises add a new dimension to the standing work from the archives of the original program, as well as contemporary movement patterns.   

741: Power Yoga for Fitness Professionals (Standby Only)
Workshop presented by: Stacy McCarthy
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.10, ACSM 1.00, AFAA 1.00, NASM-CGT 0.00, NASM-CPT 0.20, NCCPT 0.10, NESTA 0.10, NETA 0.10, NFPT 0.50, NSCA-CSCS 0.10, W.I.T.S. 1.00

Time Block V - Sunday, 9:40-11:00am
Many fitness members find power yoga's straight forward, athletic and fitness-oriented style appealing. Learn how to create a rhythm and flow to your class while teaching about breath, internal locks and focus. Teach authentic, traditional yoga with a modern sensibility.

742: From Great Instructor to Outstanding Ambassador
Workshop presented by: Linda McHugh, Ingrid Owen, and Mary Pilney, MBA
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.10, ACSM 1.00, AFAA 1.25, NASM-CGT 0.00, NASM-CPT 0.00, NCCPT 0.10, NESTA 0.10, NETA 0.10, NFPT 0.50, NSCA-CSCS 0.00, W.I.T.S. 1.00

Time Block V - Sunday, 9:40-11:00am
You start and end your classes on time, get your classes subbed when needed and even pack the house. You're a great instructor, right? Yes…you are doing your job. Now it's time to increase your value and become an outstanding ambassador. This session will open your eyes to what employers really value that will make you stand out from the rest of the instructor staff. Why settle for great when you can be outstanding!!