013: Critical Skills for Personal Training and Group Exercise Directors—Inspirational Leadership and

Thursday, 9:00am-5:20pm
Session Format: Lecture

Managing a team of group fitness instructors or personal trainers can be challenging, to say the least. This preconference offering will delve into the topics that are most common to managers of both groups, as well as provide individual breakout sessions in order for each manager to get information that is specific to the group he/she is currently leading. To enhance the experience, IDEA has arranged a special lunch hour that is designed for networking and just plain fun. You’ll walk away with great ideas to encourage team building and staff networking at home. We invite owners, managers and aspiring directors to take part in this special preconference offering. In addition, IDEA is happy to announce that each participant will receive a CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION upon the conclusion of this special day. Note: Box lunch provided.
By Alex McMillan, Mary Bratcher, MA, Shannon Fable, Sherri McMillan, MS, Amy Boone Thompson, Tony Tamules, Nicki Anderson, Linda Freeman

Alex McMillan

IDEA Author/Presenter
Alex McMillan was named the 2006 IDEA International Program Director of the Year and is the owner, p... more less

Mary Bratcher, MA

IDEA Author/Presenter
Mary Bratcher, MA, is a certified life coach and co-owner of The BioMechanics. She is also a present... more less

Shannon Fable

IDEA Author/Presenter
Shannon (Griffiths) Fable is the 2006 ACE Instructor of the Year and a master trainer for Nautilus I... more less

Sherri McMillan, MS

IDEA Author/Presenter
Sherri McMillan, MSc, is the co-owner of Northwest Personal Training and Northwest Women’s Fitness... more less

Amy Boone Thompson

IDEA Author/Presenter
Amy BooneThompson is the national project director for Stroller StridesTM and is experienced in dire... more less

Tony Tamules

IDEA Author/Presenter
Tony Tamules is the Fitness Manager of RDV Sportsplex in Orlando, FL.  He is currently working on a... more less

Nicki Anderson

IDEA Author/Presenter
Nicki Anderson has owned and operated the award-winning Reality Fitness, Inc. since 1991. She is the... more less

Linda Freeman

IDEA Author/Presenter
Linda L. Freeman—IDEA Master Personal Trainer, author and frequent IDEA presenter—lo... more less