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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744: Diabetes and Exercise
Lecture presented by: Roberta Anding, MS, RD
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
Diabetes is a complex endocrine disorder that affects the body’s ability to regulate glucose, and insulin secretion and utilization. Loss of normal insulin physiology results in changes in how fuel is used in the body, and how storage and hydration occurs. Many clients with diabetes have macro- or micro-vascular complications from their disease, which alters their ability to fuel appropriately, maintain hydration status and train. This session will review type 1 and type 2 diabetes and the metabolic complications that are associated with this disorder.

745: Understanding the Powerful Relationship Between Omega-3 and Protein
Lecture presented by: Jeff Leighton, PhD
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
Exercise is a form of trauma. “No pain, no gain” is a great slogan but it has its downside. Pain resulting from exercise results in muscle loss via inflammatory mediators called cytokines. Omega-3 oil can modify inflammation and make protein supplements more effective, as well as optimize exercise periods. This lecture will provide many powerful nutritional insights, such as how to deal better with inflammation, disease prevention, and improved training and recovery times. 

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.

1-hour lunch is on your own.

Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.


By Jesse Schein

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! You will learn how to:

  • Work with the media, star in reality shows, host a TV or radio show and be a special guest expert on the news.
  • Write a press release, leverage social media and more.
  • Become a local celebrity in your own town.

This type of program has never been offered at an IDEA event. Join us and be the first to make your mark as a fitness celebrity in your community.

1-hour lunch is on your own.

Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.


By John Spencer Ellis, EdD, MBA

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.

Part B: How to Teach Yoga to Athletes and Fitness Buffs (WS) 1:00–3:00pm: This session focuses on intelligent sequencing and alignment to make yoga accessible to athletes, helping them to perform better at their chosen sport. Participants will learn how to demystify yoga and teach yoga in a non-traditional manner.

Bring a towel and water.

1-hour lunch is on your own.

Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.


By YogaWorks® Faculty

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 material to inspire every client no matter what their fitness level.

Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.


By John Garey, MS

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 conquer…Everest “The Ride.”

Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.


By Josh Taylor

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.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the anatomy of a joint.
  • Explain sensory organ function during a stretch.
  • Identify alterable and non-alterable factors that limit flexibility.
  • List five benefits of a flexibility program.
  • Assess when stretching may be contraindicated.
  • List five benefits of a flexibility program.
  • Perform a seven-point full-body flexibility assessment
  • Demonstrate a full-body PNF routine utilizing three specific methodologies.
  • List the differences between PNF and AIS principles.

1-hour lunch is on your own.


This course has been approved for 0.6 ACE, 8.0 NASM, 1.0 NFPT, and 6.0 NSCA CECs.
Limited to 70 participants.
Note: This 6-hour hands-on workshop concludes in a written exam. A certificate of completion will be mailed to each successful participant.
By Felix Doval
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Thursday

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208: The Neuroscience of Change: Getting the Best Results Ever!
Lecture presented by: Robert Cappuccio
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.10, ACSM 1.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.00, NASM-CPT 0.10, NCCPT 0.10, NESTA 0.10, NETA 0.10, NFPT 0.50, NSCA-CSCS 0.15, W.I.T.S. 1.50

Time Block G - Thursday, 2:00-3:30pm
Why is it that some individuals with significant education and training still maintain habits that prevent them from achieving any substantial degree of success? As fitness professionals, we must ask…Does knowing more really enable our clients to achieve more? Not really! Beliefs are a powerful determinant of our ability to accomplish anything in our lives. In this session, we will examine how beliefs direct behavior and influence outcomes. We’ll also discuss several behavioral change strategies that will identify and eradicate the self-limiting beliefs and practices that keep your clients from getting what they want.

209: Community Program Champs Discussion Panel
Lecture presented by: Ryan Halvorson, Kenny Rogers, Karen Jashinsky, MBA, and Sheila Franklin
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.10, ACSM 1.00, AFAA 1.50, 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. 1.50

Time Block G - Thursday, 2:00-3:30pm
Join champions of community programs along with moderator Ryan Halvorson as we explore many different aspects of community fitness, including how to engage, explore and improve the community around you. In this panel discussion you’ll hear from Shelia Franklin, executive director of the National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity, whose mission is to create collaborative partnerships that inspire and empower all Americans to lead more physically active lifestyles. Listen to Kenny Rogers, executive director of the California Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. He helped grow participation in the Governor’s Fitness Challenge from 10,000 participants to over 339,000 in 2009. Learn from Karen Jashinsky, MBA, founder and CEO of 02 MAX, in Santa Monica, California, who is redefining fitness for youth by empowering them to embrace exercise, nutrition and healthy living through the use of social media and innovative programs. These three dynamic panelists will speak to how you can be incredibly effective in your own backyard and help Inspire the World to Fitness®.

210: Chair Programming: Not Just for Older Adults
Lecture / Workshop presented by: Deborah Redder
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.10, ACSM 1.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.00, NASM-CPT 0.10, NCCPT 0.15, NESTA 0.10, NETA 0.10, NFPT 0.50, NSCA-CSCS 0.00, W.I.T.S. 1.50

Time Block G - Thursday, 2:00-3:30pm
Create better adaptive movements and modifications for your group exercise classes using a chair-based format. Explore the support, stability and anchoring options inherent in the chair. Participants of all skill and age ranges will experience the benefits from using this simple tool, helping them to connect with real-life functions. Come and explore the possibilities!

Friday

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435: EMPOWER™ Mind-Body (Standby Only)
Workshop presented by: Gin Miller
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.10, ACSM 1.00, AFAA 0.75, 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 N - Friday, 4:50-6:00pm
EMPOWER yourself by enriching your mind and body with Gin Miller’s new CIRCLEE' workout. Learn all-new innovative sequences that will leave you inspired and energized. Completely original and liberating, this collection of movement patterns will enhance your understanding of how to transform the body through visualization, awareness and creativity. The results are empowering! 436 What Personal Trainers Really Do For Clients LJuan Carlos Santana, MEdIn this one-of-a-kind presentation, JC shows you how the process of fitness can change someone's life… not only on the outside, but on the inside as well.  This presentation goes beyond push-ups and squats and even fitness and weight loss. JC will share the techniques he uses with his clients to bring them out of their spiritual, emotional and physical funk. Trainers are in a great position to teach life lessons through fitness and this presentation will discuss exactly how it can be done. If you don't come out of this presentation pumped up and inspired, JC will personally check your pulse. 

436: Programming for Profit (Full)
Lecture presented by: Darren Jacobson
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 N - Friday, 4:50-6:00pm
Session Update: What Personal Trainers Really Do for Clients by Juan Carlos Santana, has been changed to Programming for Profit with Darren Jacobson.
“New Age” club managers and program directors are masters of potential. They are charged with the responsibility of improving and maintaining excellent customer service, new member recruitment and retention, providing memorable member experiences and generating revenue. This informative session will provide tips and tools to help managers run their departments and programs with an eye to one common goal—a healthy bottom line.

437: The Eight Essentials of Program Design
Lecture presented by: Tony Ambler-Wright, MS
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 N - Friday, 4:50-6:00pm
As obesity rates and musculoskeletal impairments continue to rise, traditional fitness programming may not be suitable or effective for today's typical client. Therefore, fitness professionals must be competent in integrated program design strategies in order to minimize injury and maximize results. Covering topics ranging from movement screening to metabolic training, this presentation will outline and discuss, with supporting evidence, the eight essential components of highly-effective fitness programming as well as provide practical examples of how these components fit together into client programs.

438: Networking-The Key to Your Net Worth
Lecture presented by: Nicki Anderson
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 N - Friday, 4:50-6:00pm
This is a must-attend session for any personal trainer, group fitness instructor, gym manager or gym owner. It’s all about networking. Do you know how to network? Do you know where to network? Do you know the benefit of networking? Come see what all the professionals know that can help you grow your business and have fun doing it.

439: Ignite! Fitness L/Panel
Lecture presented by: Ryan Halvorson, Biray Alsac, MS, and Facilitators
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 N - Friday, 4:50-6:00pm
Ignite! Fitness is a unique forum that spotlights creative health and fitness professionals as they share their greatest passions. Ten speakers from all areas of our industry will talk about their current projects, favorite ideas and motivational stories. The catch? They each have 5 minutes and 20 slides to present their thoughts. This fast-paced session is like nothing you’ve ever seen before at IDEA. It won’t just educate you, it will truly ignite your passion for fitness!

440: Small-Group Training: A Win–Win for All! L
Lecture presented by: Linda Kennedy
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.10, ACSM 1.00, AFAA 1.00, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.00, NCCPT 0.20, NESTA 0.10, NETA 0.10, NFPT 0.50, NSCA-CSCS 0.00, W.I.T.S. 2.00

Time Block N - Friday, 4:50-6:00pm
Maximize your hourly earning potential, professional exposure and referral streams while saving your clients money. Get tools for creating and running a successful group by finding a target market, offering a quality fitness program, and marketing and advertising in your club or community.

441: Muscle-TECH: Elastic Resistance WS
Workshop presented by: Lauren Eirk
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.10, ACSM 1.00, AFAA 1.00, NASM-CGT 0.00, NASM-CPT 0.20, NCCPT 0.20, NESTA 0.10, NETA 0.10, NFPT 0.50, NSCA-CSCS 0.10, W.I.T.S. 2.00

Time Block N - Friday, 4:50-6:00pm
With so many pre-choreographed programs becoming the standard in our industry, instructors no longer have to think exercises through. Instead of memorizing routines, Muscle-TECH will teach alternatives for creating thousands of group strength exercises, simply by understanding how force is applied to the body. Based on the teachings of the Resistance Training Specialist® programs, learn how to apply the science of exercise mechanics and experience a strategic, precise strength-training exercise using elastic tubing. Think you know all there is to know about tubing? Think tubing is a waste of time? This workshop will open your eyes to the truth.

Saturday

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607: $ocial Media for Dollar$
Lecture presented by: Biray Alsac, MS
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 T - Saturday, 4:50-6:00pm
Over the last few years, fitness professionals have been exploring social media tools (like Facebook, Twitter and blogging) to improve their Web presence, increase marketing efforts and enhance relationships with their audiences. While these tools may have generated buzz for your business and helped you connect better with clients, have they improved your bottom line? This session is about the financial side of social media. Learn how to make money and see a return on your online investments, so that the next time you poke, tweet or blog, all you hear is “cha-ching”!

608: How Should Protein Supplements Be Used to Optimize Athletic Performance and Health?
Lecture presented by: Jeff Leighton, PhD
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.10, ACSM 1.00, AFAA 1.00, NASM-CGT 0.00, NASM-CPT 0.10, NCCPT 0.10, NESTA 0.10, NETA 0.10, NFPT 0.50, NSCA-CSCS 0.10, W.I.T.S. 1.00

Time Block T - Saturday, 4:50-6:00pm
Most proteins contain a similar amount of all 20 naturally-occurring amino acids. What makes one protein supplement different from another is the method of isolation and the amount of pre-digestion that allows the protein to be broken down to core amino acids for re-absorption. They can differ widely by the other elements that may be incorporated, such as sugars, quick release carbohydrates, lactose, growth hormones, etc. Many of these additives can cause medical problems. In this session, we will discuss these factors and how to make informed decisions on what types of supplements will best suit your needs.

609: Juggling It All: Navigating Through Information Overload WS
Workshop presented by: Tom Purvis, PT
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 T - Saturday, 4:50-6:00pm
Are you frustrated with conflicting methodologies or just the sheer volume of information you encounter? You may be ready to join us for a departure from the traditional workshops and lectures with this “training jam session.” We will explore and discuss the science, protocols, philosophies, and/or principles we’ve been offered as they might apply to assessment, exercise options and progression of a client from day one, minute one and beyond, with the goal of determining what actually applies to this client at this point. Be prepared to challenge and rethink everything you think you know. Like a true jam session, this class will go where the participants take it, but you will leave with several take-home messages for immediate application on Monday!

Sunday

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743: Group Ex Pro: Streamlining Group Ex Management
Lecture presented by: Shannon Fable
CECs/CEUs: AFAA 1.75, NASM-CGT 0.00

Time Block V - Sunday, 9:40-11:00am
Session Update: Session has moved to Timeblock D, please see session 157

744: Diabetes and Exercise
Lecture presented by: Roberta Anding, MS, RD
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
Diabetes is a complex endocrine disorder that affects the body’s ability to regulate glucose, and insulin secretion and utilization. Loss of normal insulin physiology results in changes in how fuel is used in the body, and how storage and hydration occurs. Many clients with diabetes have macro- or micro-vascular complications from their disease, which alters their ability to fuel appropriately, maintain hydration status and train. This session will review type 1 and type 2 diabetes and the metabolic complications that are associated with this disorder.

745: Understanding the Powerful Relationship Between Omega-3 and Protein
Lecture presented by: Jeff Leighton, PhD
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
Exercise is a form of trauma. “No pain, no gain” is a great slogan but it has its downside. Pain resulting from exercise results in muscle loss via inflammatory mediators called cytokines. Omega-3 oil can modify inflammation and make protein supplements more effective, as well as optimize exercise periods. This lecture will provide many powerful nutritional insights, such as how to deal better with inflammation, disease prevention, and improved training and recovery times.