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8 Premier Seminars – Thursday, August 11, 2011


The IDEA World Personal Trainer Convention starts off with a broad selection of intensive seminars offering comprehensive, in-depth training in various disciplines by some of the top companies in the industry.


PS2 American Council on Exercise (ACE) Youth Fitness Training (Lecture & Workshop)

ACE Youth Fitness Training 8:00am–5:00pm
Presenters: Todd Galati, MA, and Jessica Matthews, MS

While many youth fitness training workshops generally focus on traditional assessments, program design and exercise instruction, ACE’s Youth Fitness Training workshop delivers much, much more. You’ll get the latest in both assessment and programming, then go further to focus on balance and the core, functional movement and resistance training, communication, and the behavioral and emotional components essential to creating an overall positive experience that motivates and empowers young clients to long-term change. This workshop explores the true art of personal training and also investigates key business strategies for personal trainers.

Upon successful completion of this workshop, you will be able to:

1. Design youth fitness programs using the ACE Integrated Fitness Training™ (ACE IFT™) Model that account for unique developmental variables (e.g., physiological, behavioral, musculoskeletal, metabolic, motor skills) to limit injuries and enhance program success.
2. Deliver fun youth programs that include positive competition, teambuilding and progressive challenges to enhance participation for a lifetime.
3. Implement effective weight management strategies that help prevent obesity in today’s youth and tomorrow’s adults.

Limited to 80 participants.
Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion. Approved for 0.6 ACE CECs. Continuing education credits from other agencies are pending.

Pricing:
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION
By 6/17/11
IDEA Member $169
Nonmember $189

REGULAR REGISTRATION
After 6/17/11
IDEA Member $189
Nonmember $209

ONSITE
IDEA Member $209
Nonmember $229


 

Risk Free: Money back guaranteed if you are not satisfied with this conference.



 


PS5 Corporate Wellness—The Multibillion Dollar Wave of the Future (Lecture/Workshop)

Corporate Wellness—The Multibillion Dollar Wave of the Future 8:00am–5:00pm
Presenter: Mark Kelly, PhD

Corporate wellness is not a passing fad. Nor is it just for fitness buffs. It is for companies who believe exercise and diet can positively impact the existing health problems in the workforce today. If you are primed and ready to deliver top-notch services ranging from fitness assessments and large-scale group exercise programs to holistic and integrative health programming, you are in a remarkable position to affect change in the workplace and in people’s lives. There has never been a better time to reap the positive results and fiscal rewards that are obtainable in the corporate wellness field.

In this seminar, you will:

1. Learn how to analyze a company’s needs based on its size, existing fitness facilities/programs and preventive healthcare policies.
2. Learn how to integrate necessary outside healthcare services to complement the programs that are currently in place.
3. Get several “turnkey” programs/systems that will demonstrate your value as a corporate wellness consultant to any company.
4. Learn how to perform a “before and after” health risk analysis and demonstrate company healthcare savings.


Workshop price includes a workbook.

Limited to 100 participants.
Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion. Approved for 1.0 NFPT CEC. Continuing education credits from other agencies are pending.

Pricing:
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION
By 6/17/11
IDEA Member $189
Nonmember $209

REGULAR REGISTRATION
After 6/17/11
IDEA Member $209
Nonmember $229

ONSITE
IDEA Member $229
Nonmember $249


 

Risk Free: Money back guaranteed if you are not satisfied with this conference.



 


PS6 Training the Fascial Lines (Workshop)

Training the Fascial Lines 8:00am–5:00pm
Presenters: Douglas Brooks, MS, Cassidy Phillips and Peter Twist, MSc

Awaken a new dimension of training as you explore the theoretical and practical perspectives of the synergy between fascia, muscle and nerves. Any trainer focusing on functional training, sport conditioning and keeping adults at their best, needs programming predicated on the structure and function of the fascial system. Your body’s myofascial network exists in long lines, crossing joints and wrapping around the body, making this tissue ideal for stability and mobility. Learn how your myofascial network helps muscles control and move the body. Fascia is proprioceptively rich and communicates at great speeds, permitting every body to function better with whole-body integrated exercise.

Upon completion of this course, you will:

1. Be able to apply the training methodology that focuses on lengthen—strengthen—energize—rebuild to activate Smart Muscle®.
2. Have the tools to help clients eliminate fear, embrace failure, ward off injury, burn calories and reset youthful confidence using exercises that engage muscle and the mind.
3. Experience unique programming for stability, mobility, whole-body strength, energetic movement and recovery-restoration.
4. Discover a new revenue stream, strengthen member retention and grow referrals with this innovative world-class workout system.


Limited to 150 participants.
Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion. Continuing education credits are pending.

Pricing:
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION
By 6/17/11
IDEA Member $189
Nonmember $209

REGULAR REGISTRATION
After 6/17/11
IDEA Member $209
Nonmember $229

ONSITE
IDEA Member $229
Nonmember $249


 

Risk Free: Money back guaranteed if you are not satisfied with this conference.



 


PS7 NASM OPT 2011: The Evolution of Integrated Training (Lecture & Workshop)

NASM OPT 2011: The Evolution of Integrated Training 8:00am–5:00pm
Presenters: Tony Ambler-Wright, MS, Eric Beard, MS, and Rick Richey, MS

This special offering includes real-life, practical application tips from the National Academy of Sports Medicine’s (NASM) powerful Optimum Performance Training Model™ (OPT™). We will target programming for clients who are interested in corrective exercise, weight loss and mixed martial arts athletic performance.


1. Corrective Exercise for Pain-Free Movement, presented by Eric Beard, MS
Explore the movement impairments that occur as a result of chronic pain and repetitive injury, and learn how to incorporate specific techniques that will help clients to manage, and possibly eradicate, pain and injury. Delve into functional anatomy and experience NASM’s corrective exercise four-step process for powerful results.

2. Innovative Programming Strategies for Weight Loss, presented by Rick Richey, MS
In this segment, you will get vital information on how to progress and regress exercises to match a client’s needs, as well as explore some creative programming options that seamlessly combine “go-to” proven techniques with hot new trends in metabolic training“giving your client the best advantage to realize their weight loss and fitness goals.

3. Mixed Martial Arts Training for Weight Loss and Athletic Conditioning, presented by Tony Ambler-Wright, MS
Mixed martial artists (MMA) are some of the most fiercely-conditioned athletes on the planet. Learn how NASM conditions top MMA athletes with the patented OPT™ methodology and how to safely infuse your clients’ workouts with these fun and results-oriented techniques. Walk away with several options for conducting workouts worthy of a world-class mixed martial artist.

Limited to 150 participants.
Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion. Approved for 0.8 NASM CECs.

Pricing:
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION
By 6/17/11
IDEA Member $199
Nonmember $219

REGULAR REGISTRATION
After 6/17/11
IDEA Member $219
Nonmember $239

ONSITE
IDEA Member $239
Nonmember $259


 

Risk Free: Money back guaranteed if you are not satisfied with this conference.



 


PS10 Gray Institute: Functional Assessment Strategies & Program Design (Workshop)

Gray Institute:
Functional Assessment
Strategies & Program
Design 8:00am–3:00pm
Presenters: Gary Gray, PT, and Lenny Parracino

In this seminar, you will learn to optimize training environments with Applied Functional Science™ (AFS), a principle-strategy-technique process that will maximize your abilities as a trainer and your clients’ abilities as well. AFS allows you to optimize your current skills with a logical, sequential process that can be applied to any person at any level for any goal. The AFS process is the convergence of the physical sciences, biological sciences and behavioral sciences—the foundation for empowering strategies and techniques that apply to functional assessment, training, and conditioning, rehabilitation and injury prevention. Most importantly, AFS integrates neuromusculoskeletal Chain Reaction™ biomechanics to address how the body truly functions three-dimensionally and as a whole.

This session will conclude with a roundtable discussion to answer questions and show you how to design a powerful program using AFS. Here is your chance to get all of your questions answered by the “Father of Function,” Gary Gray, founder of the revolutionary Gray Institute.

Limited to 80 participants.
Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion. Continuing education credits are pending.

Pricing:
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION
By 6/17/11
IDEA Member $169
Nonmember $189

REGULAR REGISTRATION
After 6/17/11
IDEA Member $189
Nonmember $209

ONSITE
IDEA Member $209
Nonmember $229


 

Risk Free: Money back guaranteed if you are not satisfied with this conference.



 


PS11 MELT®: Chronic Pattern Pain Series—The Unstable Pelvis (Lecture & Workshop)

MELT®: Chronic Pattern Pain Series—The Unstable Pelvis 8:00am–3:00pm
Presenter: Sue Hitzmann, MS

Over the past decade research has increased our understanding of muscle function and the role of connective tissue regarding joint integrity and postural longevity, leading to the development of new evidence-based approaches. The MELT Living-Body Model™ considers the evidence and the interplay of multiple systems to define how chronic pattern pain can be treated through Hands-Off Bodywork™.

The Unstable Pelvis, Level I course reviews the recent advances in neurofascial science regarding pelvic stability and presents applications for whole-body assessment, strategy, and long-term treatment based on an integrated, applicable model. Using MELT reconnect, repattern and reintegration techniques and stabilization exercises, you will learn how to efficiently address common neurofascial dysfunction and improve chronic pattern pain within the pelvic girdle.

Limited to 100 participants.
Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion. Continuing education credits are pending.

Pricing:
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION
By 6/17/11
IDEA Member $199
Nonmember $219

REGULAR REGISTRATION
After 6/17/11
IDEA Member $219
Nonmember $239

ONSITE
IDEA Member $239
Nonmember $259


 

Risk Free: Money back guaranteed if you are not satisfied with this conference.



 


PS14 Combine 360—When Training is Your Sport! (Lecture & Workshop)

Combine 360—When
Training is Your Sport! 12 Noon–5:00pm
Presenters: Todd Durkin, MA, Christopher Mohr, PhD, RD, Angus Mugford, PhD, Steve Shenbaum, Peter Twist, MS, and C360 Faculty

Get ready to be wowed! IMG Academies and Under Armour® have joined forces to develop Combine 360 (C360). This revolutionary, comprehensive athletic assessment platform establishes the global measurement standard for sports performance. It measures and records sport-specific movement ability, character, nutritional awareness, ability to communicate and a variety of other performance indicators that are critical to the vibrant, active life your clients desire. Come learn the science behind C360, the trade secrets to implementing valid assessments, and a business pathway to monetize testing for adult clients, athletes and teams. Take advantage of this unusual opportunity—trainers can usually only experience the C360 program during as a 2-day C360 certification. Get a head start and be on your way to using C360 training to help grow your business and inspire clients.

In this introductory course, you will:

1. Learn the need for challenge-based training for kids, athletes and active adults, and which tests are most important.
2. Get an overview of the specific sport-performance indicators upon which the C360 measurement system is based.
3. Experience several C360 tests and get tips on how to make the tests valid, replicable and professional.
4. Get tips on how to create a business model that supports testing and challenge-based training.


Here’s your chance to distinguish yourself and make a strong brand statement by offering an inspirational program that will activate and ignite clients of all ages. Help them to see their potential, and boost your business in the process.

Limited to 150 participants.
Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion. Continuing education credits from agencies are pending.

Pricing:
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION
By 6/17/11
IDEA Member $149
Nonmember $169

REGULAR REGISTRATION
After 6/17/11
IDEA Member $169
Nonmember $189

ONSITE
IDEA Member $189
Nonmember $209


 

Risk Free: Money back guaranteed if you are not satisfied with this conference.



 


PS15 PTA Global: Systems, Sciences & Tools— Mastering Your Trade (Lecture & Workshop)

PTA Global: Systems,
Sciences & Tools—
Mastering Your Trade 1:00pm–5:00pm
Presenters: Rodney Corn, MA, Michol Dalcourt and Scott Hopson

We all seem to agree that we live and move in a three-dimensional world, but what does it look like and what does that do for you as a trainer? What is science now showing us about how the body prefers to distribute forces placed on it, and how can you apply this to your clients? How does heart rate training benefit you and your clients? How can you use it to guide your programming to maximize hormonal responses in the body? What other tools and methods of training can you use to enhance your programs? Dive into the science of the human body to uncover key aspects of how movement can change your client. Learn how to apply practical systems to effectively make changes, and explore how different tools can make a massive impact on your programming strategies. If you are serious about your career, you won’t want to miss this!

Limited to 130 participants.
Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion. Approved for 4.0 PTA Global CECs. Continuing education credits from agencies are pending.

Pricing:
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION
By 6/17/11
IDEA Member $149
Nonmember $169

REGULAR REGISTRATION
After 6/17/11
IDEA Member $169
Nonmember $189

ONSITE
IDEA Member $189
Nonmember $209


 

Risk Free: Money back guaranteed if you are not satisfied with this conference.