IDEA Personal Trainer Institute™ East: The Longest Running Personal Training Educational Event

100+

In-Depth, Hands-On Workshops, Lectures & Workouts

45+

Leading Industry Experts

28

CEC/CEUs Available Throughout the Conference


Sessions

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100: TRX®: Advanced Suspension Training®
Workshop presented by: Fraser Quelch
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 2.75, AFPA 3.00, BCRPA 2.75, BOC 0.00, CHEK 3.00, CI 3.00, IFPA 3.00, ISSA 3.00, NAFC 0.30, NASM 0.30, NCCPT 0.30, NCSF 1.50, NESTA 0.30, NETA 3.00, NFPT 0.25, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.00, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block A - Wednesday, 8:45-11:35am
This is the cutting edge of Suspension Training! Learn the next level of programming with new and demanding exercises and sequences, advanced coaching strategies and techniques, and important training nuances, all wrapped in a scalable and principle based approach that will boost your clients’ results. This is a session you will not soon forget, and one your clients will love to hate you for.

101: Training for Warriors—What Is It?
Workshop presented by: Martin Rooney
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 2.75, AFPA 3.00, BCRPA 2.75, BOC 0.00, CHEK 3.00, CI 3.00, IFPA 3.00, ISSA 3.00, NAFC 0.30, NASM 0.30, NCCPT 0.30, NCSF 1.50, NESTA 0.30, NETA 3.00, NFPT 0.25, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.00, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block A - Wednesday, 8:45-11:35am
The Training for Warriors (TFW) system is a physical and mental training program originally created for world class athletes. This training program utilizes ongoing evaluation and feedback to adapt specific strength and conditioning protocols to promote muscle gain and fat loss, while enhancing confidence. Martin will provide an overview of the TFW system in order to allow you to understand this approach to fitness. This lecture and hands-on training will focus on warm-ups, body weight circuits and signature Warrior challenges to help you to help others “bring out the warrior within.”

102: How to Safely Introduce Plyometrics Into Your Clients' Routines
Workshop presented by: Peter Twist, MSc
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 2.75, AFPA 3.00, BCRPA 2.75, BOC 0.00, CHEK 3.00, CI 3.00, IFPA 3.00, ISSA 3.00, NAFC 0.30, NASM 0.30, NCCPT 0.30, NCSF 1.50, NESTA 0.30, NETA 3.00, NFPT 0.25, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.00, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block A - Wednesday, 8:45-11:35am
Plyometrics are an incredible tool for developing speed, strength and power. They can be exciting, fun, dynamic, high metabolic drills with massive caloric expenditure. But they are often misused in current training programs and come with risk of injury. This workshop will teach you simple, replicable readiness assessments that prepare your clients to safely succeed in plyometric drills, the A to Z of drill intensity, regressions and progressions to meet clients where they are at, and the most effective cues to guide their action.

103: Functional Circuits for Aging Clients
Workshop presented by: Cody Sipe, PhD
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 2.75, AFPA 3.00, BCRPA 2.75, BOC 0.00, CHEK 3.00, CI 3.00, IFPA 3.00, ISSA 3.00, NAFC 0.30, NASM 0.30, NCCPT 0.30, NCSF 1.50, NESTA 0.30, NETA 3.00, NFPT 0.25, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.00, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block A - Wednesday, 8:45-11:35am
Exercise circuits are an efficient and engaging way to train small and large groups. However, developing circuits that meet the diverse needs and desires of older clients can be challenging. This session will teach you an easy to use method for developing functional circuits that has been proven effective with a wide range of mature clients. You will walk away with several scripted circuits that you can start using right away.

104: Gray Institute: Assessment and Programming for the Spine Complex—A Global to Local Approach
Workshop presented by: Doug Gray
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 2.75, AFPA 3.00, BCRPA 2.75, BOC 2.75, CHEK 3.00, CI 3.00, IFPA 3.00, ISSA 3.00, NAFC 0.30, NASM 0.30, NCCPT 0.30, NCSF 1.50, NESTA 0.30, NETA 3.00, NFPT 0.25, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.00, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block A - Wednesday, 8:45-11:35am
As movement professionals we strive for efficient, optimal performance, but what happens when movement creates negative reactions? We can’t improve what we don’t assess. This workshop will provide you with more than just a series of techniques to memorize. Instead, learn a process to empower assessment individuality for all populations. Although we will assess the whole with live examples, we will emphasize the spine (core) complex. Be prepared to move and practice assessments and program strategies!

105: TriggerPoint™: Myofascial Compression™ Techniques for Injury Prevention and Better Movement
Workshop presented by: Marc Coronel
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 2.75, AFPA 3.00, BCRPA 2.75, BOC 2.75, CHEK 3.00, CI 3.00, IFPA 3.00, ISSA 3.00, NAFC 0.30, NASM 0.30, NCCPT 0.30, NCSF 1.50, NESTA 0.30, NETA 3.00, NFPT 0.25, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.00, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block A - Wednesday, 8:45-11:35am
Injuries occur due to the muscles’ inability to tolerate the demands placed upon them. See how you can make an impact on your client’s biomechanical function and injury profile with Myofascial Compression Techniques (MCT). Developed by Cassidy Phillips, this method was created to provide an advanced approach to myofascial release. MCT improves the body's ability to move efficiently as an integrated unit, thus preventing injury and preparing the body to perform at its best. Unlock your body and release with MCT’s step-by-step program.

106: The 10 Pillars to Burn Calories and Boost Fat Metabolism
Lecture presented by: Len Kravitz, PhD
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 2.75, AFPA 3.00, BCRPA 2.75, BOC 0.00, CHEK 3.00, CI 3.00, IFPA 3.00, ISSA 3.00, NAFC 0.30, NASM 0.30, NCCPT 0.30, NCSF 1.50, NESTA 0.30, NETA 3.00, NFPT 0.25, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.00, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block A - Wednesday, 8:45-11:35am
Join Len in one of the most comprehensive lectures ever explaining the detailed physiological and metabolic aspects of caloric expenditure and fat metabolism. Participants will view and learn, from a molecular perspective, the 10 major pillars to maximize calorie burning through an understanding of fat metabolism pathways, hormonal regulation, optimal exercise calorie burning intensities, and post-exercise energy expenditure. Eight (yes 8) groundbreaking evidence-based programs that maximize caloric expenditure will be presented.

107: The Key to Function Comes From the Feet, by Muscle Activation Techniques®
Lecture presented by: Greg Roskopf, MA
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 2.75, AFPA 3.00, BCRPA 2.75, BOC 2.75, CHEK 3.00, CI 3.00, IFPA 3.00, ISSA 3.00, NAFC 0.30, NASM 0.30, NCCPT 0.30, NCSF 1.50, NESTA 0.30, NETA 3.00, NFPT 0.25, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.00, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block A - Wednesday, 8:45-11:35am
In this informative session, we will look at foot mechanics and how abnormal muscle function has negative impacts on whole-body movement. You will learn how to assess lower leg and foot motion in both static and dynamic situations in order to determine imbalances. Then we will introduce tools that will allow you to properly train the muscles of the lower leg and feet to improve overall body function. If you have ever wondered why you've not achieved success from functional or “closed chain” exercises, or wondered about shoe wear and/or orthotics, this class is a must.

108: Strategic Self-Promotion (Full)
Lecture presented by: Shannon Fable
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 2.75, AFPA 3.00, BCRPA 2.75, BOC 0.00, CHEK 3.00, CI 3.00, IFPA 3.00, ISSA 3.00, NAFC 0.30, NASM 0.30, NCCPT 0.30, NCSF 1.50, NESTA 0.30, NETA 3.00, NFPT 0.25, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.00, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block A - Wednesday, 8:45-11:35am
Self-promotion will get you what you want“to be noticed! But, if you’re just aimlessly shouting your name from the rooftops without a clear strategy, the awareness might not lead people to your door. In this informative session, learn the seven core self-promotion strategies that every service professional must master. As a bonus, we will also discuss what you must have prepared to capitalize on the attention you receive. Whether you’re a trainer, instructor or manager, you will leave with a clear plan of what you MUST do (and what you CAN do) to get booked solid.

109: Nutrition in the News—The Truth Behind the Media Headlines
Lecture presented by: Christopher Mohr, PhD, RD
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 2.75, AFPA 3.00, BCRPA 2.75, BOC 0.00, CHEK 3.00, CI 3.00, IFPA 3.00, ISSA 3.00, NAFC 0.30, NASM 0.30, NCCPT 0.30, NCSF 1.50, NESTA 0.30, NETA 3.00, NFPT 0.25, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.00, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block A - Wednesday, 8:45-11:35am
From the health benefits of bacon and saturated fat to the headlines saying "gluten is this generations’ tobacco," it's hard to keep current on the latest and greatest nutrition trends. Most importantly, it's hard to sort through the marketing and hype associated with the multimillion dollar nutrition industry. This dynamic session will cover this year's hottest nutrition topics and trends so you and your clients are armed with the most up to date, truthful nutrition information.

Wednesday

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100: TRX®: Advanced Suspension Training®
Workshop presented by: Fraser Quelch
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 2.75, AFPA 3.00, BCRPA 2.75, BOC 0.00, CHEK 3.00, CI 3.00, IFPA 3.00, ISSA 3.00, NAFC 0.30, NASM 0.30, NCCPT 0.30, NCSF 1.50, NESTA 0.30, NETA 3.00, NFPT 0.25, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.00, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block A - Wednesday, 8:45-11:35am
This is the cutting edge of Suspension Training! Learn the next level of programming with new and demanding exercises and sequences, advanced coaching strategies and techniques, and important training nuances, all wrapped in a scalable and principle based approach that will boost your clients’ results. This is a session you will not soon forget, and one your clients will love to hate you for.

101: Training for Warriors—What Is It?
Workshop presented by: Martin Rooney
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 2.75, AFPA 3.00, BCRPA 2.75, BOC 0.00, CHEK 3.00, CI 3.00, IFPA 3.00, ISSA 3.00, NAFC 0.30, NASM 0.30, NCCPT 0.30, NCSF 1.50, NESTA 0.30, NETA 3.00, NFPT 0.25, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.00, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block A - Wednesday, 8:45-11:35am
The Training for Warriors (TFW) system is a physical and mental training program originally created for world class athletes. This training program utilizes ongoing evaluation and feedback to adapt specific strength and conditioning protocols to promote muscle gain and fat loss, while enhancing confidence. Martin will provide an overview of the TFW system in order to allow you to understand this approach to fitness. This lecture and hands-on training will focus on warm-ups, body weight circuits and signature Warrior challenges to help you to help others “bring out the warrior within.”

102: How to Safely Introduce Plyometrics Into Your Clients' Routines
Workshop presented by: Peter Twist, MSc
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 2.75, AFPA 3.00, BCRPA 2.75, BOC 0.00, CHEK 3.00, CI 3.00, IFPA 3.00, ISSA 3.00, NAFC 0.30, NASM 0.30, NCCPT 0.30, NCSF 1.50, NESTA 0.30, NETA 3.00, NFPT 0.25, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.00, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block A - Wednesday, 8:45-11:35am
Plyometrics are an incredible tool for developing speed, strength and power. They can be exciting, fun, dynamic, high metabolic drills with massive caloric expenditure. But they are often misused in current training programs and come with risk of injury. This workshop will teach you simple, replicable readiness assessments that prepare your clients to safely succeed in plyometric drills, the A to Z of drill intensity, regressions and progressions to meet clients where they are at, and the most effective cues to guide their action.

103: Functional Circuits for Aging Clients
Workshop presented by: Cody Sipe, PhD
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 2.75, AFPA 3.00, BCRPA 2.75, BOC 0.00, CHEK 3.00, CI 3.00, IFPA 3.00, ISSA 3.00, NAFC 0.30, NASM 0.30, NCCPT 0.30, NCSF 1.50, NESTA 0.30, NETA 3.00, NFPT 0.25, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.00, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block A - Wednesday, 8:45-11:35am
Exercise circuits are an efficient and engaging way to train small and large groups. However, developing circuits that meet the diverse needs and desires of older clients can be challenging. This session will teach you an easy to use method for developing functional circuits that has been proven effective with a wide range of mature clients. You will walk away with several scripted circuits that you can start using right away.

104: Gray Institute: Assessment and Programming for the Spine Complex—A Global to Local Approach
Workshop presented by: Doug Gray
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 2.75, AFPA 3.00, BCRPA 2.75, BOC 2.75, CHEK 3.00, CI 3.00, IFPA 3.00, ISSA 3.00, NAFC 0.30, NASM 0.30, NCCPT 0.30, NCSF 1.50, NESTA 0.30, NETA 3.00, NFPT 0.25, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.00, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block A - Wednesday, 8:45-11:35am
As movement professionals we strive for efficient, optimal performance, but what happens when movement creates negative reactions? We can’t improve what we don’t assess. This workshop will provide you with more than just a series of techniques to memorize. Instead, learn a process to empower assessment individuality for all populations. Although we will assess the whole with live examples, we will emphasize the spine (core) complex. Be prepared to move and practice assessments and program strategies!

105: TriggerPoint™: Myofascial Compression™ Techniques for Injury Prevention and Better Movement
Workshop presented by: Marc Coronel
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 2.75, AFPA 3.00, BCRPA 2.75, BOC 2.75, CHEK 3.00, CI 3.00, IFPA 3.00, ISSA 3.00, NAFC 0.30, NASM 0.30, NCCPT 0.30, NCSF 1.50, NESTA 0.30, NETA 3.00, NFPT 0.25, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.00, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block A - Wednesday, 8:45-11:35am
Injuries occur due to the muscles’ inability to tolerate the demands placed upon them. See how you can make an impact on your client’s biomechanical function and injury profile with Myofascial Compression Techniques (MCT). Developed by Cassidy Phillips, this method was created to provide an advanced approach to myofascial release. MCT improves the body's ability to move efficiently as an integrated unit, thus preventing injury and preparing the body to perform at its best. Unlock your body and release with MCT’s step-by-step program.

106: The 10 Pillars to Burn Calories and Boost Fat Metabolism
Lecture presented by: Len Kravitz, PhD
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 2.75, AFPA 3.00, BCRPA 2.75, BOC 0.00, CHEK 3.00, CI 3.00, IFPA 3.00, ISSA 3.00, NAFC 0.30, NASM 0.30, NCCPT 0.30, NCSF 1.50, NESTA 0.30, NETA 3.00, NFPT 0.25, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.00, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block A - Wednesday, 8:45-11:35am
Join Len in one of the most comprehensive lectures ever explaining the detailed physiological and metabolic aspects of caloric expenditure and fat metabolism. Participants will view and learn, from a molecular perspective, the 10 major pillars to maximize calorie burning through an understanding of fat metabolism pathways, hormonal regulation, optimal exercise calorie burning intensities, and post-exercise energy expenditure. Eight (yes 8) groundbreaking evidence-based programs that maximize caloric expenditure will be presented.

107: The Key to Function Comes From the Feet, by Muscle Activation Techniques®
Lecture presented by: Greg Roskopf, MA
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 2.75, AFPA 3.00, BCRPA 2.75, BOC 2.75, CHEK 3.00, CI 3.00, IFPA 3.00, ISSA 3.00, NAFC 0.30, NASM 0.30, NCCPT 0.30, NCSF 1.50, NESTA 0.30, NETA 3.00, NFPT 0.25, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.00, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block A - Wednesday, 8:45-11:35am
In this informative session, we will look at foot mechanics and how abnormal muscle function has negative impacts on whole-body movement. You will learn how to assess lower leg and foot motion in both static and dynamic situations in order to determine imbalances. Then we will introduce tools that will allow you to properly train the muscles of the lower leg and feet to improve overall body function. If you have ever wondered why you've not achieved success from functional or “closed chain” exercises, or wondered about shoe wear and/or orthotics, this class is a must.

108: Strategic Self-Promotion (Full)
Lecture presented by: Shannon Fable
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 2.75, AFPA 3.00, BCRPA 2.75, BOC 0.00, CHEK 3.00, CI 3.00, IFPA 3.00, ISSA 3.00, NAFC 0.30, NASM 0.30, NCCPT 0.30, NCSF 1.50, NESTA 0.30, NETA 3.00, NFPT 0.25, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.00, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block A - Wednesday, 8:45-11:35am
Self-promotion will get you what you want“to be noticed! But, if you’re just aimlessly shouting your name from the rooftops without a clear strategy, the awareness might not lead people to your door. In this informative session, learn the seven core self-promotion strategies that every service professional must master. As a bonus, we will also discuss what you must have prepared to capitalize on the attention you receive. Whether you’re a trainer, instructor or manager, you will leave with a clear plan of what you MUST do (and what you CAN do) to get booked solid.

109: Nutrition in the News—The Truth Behind the Media Headlines
Lecture presented by: Christopher Mohr, PhD, RD
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 2.75, AFPA 3.00, BCRPA 2.75, BOC 0.00, CHEK 3.00, CI 3.00, IFPA 3.00, ISSA 3.00, NAFC 0.30, NASM 0.30, NCCPT 0.30, NCSF 1.50, NESTA 0.30, NETA 3.00, NFPT 0.25, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.00, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block A - Wednesday, 8:45-11:35am
From the health benefits of bacon and saturated fat to the headlines saying "gluten is this generations’ tobacco," it's hard to keep current on the latest and greatest nutrition trends. Most importantly, it's hard to sort through the marketing and hype associated with the multimillion dollar nutrition industry. This dynamic session will cover this year's hottest nutrition topics and trends so you and your clients are armed with the most up to date, truthful nutrition information.

Thursday

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200: TRX®: Training for Body Transformation
Workshop presented by: PJ O'Clair
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 2.75, AFPA 3.00, BCRPA 2.75, BOC 0.00, CHEK 3.00, CI 3.00, IFPA 3.00, ISSA 3.00, NAFC 0.30, NASM 0.30, NCCPT 0.30, NCSF 1.50, NESTA 0.30, NETA 3.00, NFPT 0.25, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.00, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block E - Thursday, 8:45-11:35am
Every client wants to look better naked. Learn how to apply TRX training principles to guarantee your client’s body transformation. This session unveils the best practices for weight loss and provides programming strategies and techniques to ensure success.

201: Training the Baby Boomer
Workshop presented by: Scott Rawcliffe
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 2.75, AFPA 3.00, BCRPA 2.75, BOC 2.75, CHEK 3.00, CI 3.00, IFPA 3.00, ISSA 3.00, NAFC 0.30, NASM 0.30, NCCPT 0.30, NCSF 1.50, NESTA 0.30, NETA 3.00, NFPT 0.25, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.00, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block E - Thursday, 8:45-11:35am
Every 7 seconds someone in America turns 50, and many are experiencing injury, pain and poor health. Not only do they need YOU, but many have the means to pay for your services. In this session, we will explain how Boomers need to be approached differently (physically and psychologically) from other clients. We’ll examine the risk–reward of popular exercises, and finally trainers will see how fun this client can be to train. Walk away with a whole new perspective on training Boomers and how to tap into this lucrative market.

202: BOSU®: Plyo Power
Workshop presented by: Douglas Brooks, MS
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 2.75, AFPA 3.00, BCRPA 2.75, BOC 2.75, CHEK 3.00, CI 3.00, IFPA 3.00, ISSA 3.00, NAFC 0.30, NASM 0.30, NCCPT 0.30, NCSF 1.50, NESTA 0.30, NETA 3.00, NFPT 0.25, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.00, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block E - Thursday, 8:45-11:35am
Quick, explosive, reactive movement is essential for developing athleticism, regardless of age or fitness level. BOSU Plyo Power focuses on core, lower and upper body plyometric progressions that can be appropriate for most clients and athletes. Learn drill mechanics, progressions and coaching cues to successfully implement Plyo Power training into fitness and sport programs. Be challenged with advanced training techniques, build your exercise library and optimize results!

203: Games—Injecting Fun Into Your Sessions
Workshop presented by: Rodney Corn, MA
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 2.75, AFPA 3.00, BCRPA 2.75, BOC 0.00, CHEK 3.00, CI 3.00, IFPA 3.00, ISSA 3.00, NAFC 0.30, NASM 0.30, NCCPT 0.30, NCSF 1.50, NESTA 0.30, NETA 3.00, NFPT 0.25, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.00, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block E - Thursday, 8:45-11:35am
Play means different things to different people. Even though it is supposed to be fun, not everyone likes to play the same way. The wrong type of play can frustrate and upset people, while the right type can refresh and inspire people to move. So how do we know which type of play to use? Together, let’s explore different types of people and different types of play. You will leave knowing how to match the right type of play to the right person to enhance anyone’s exercise experience.

204: Gray Institute: Assessment and Programming for the Hip Complex—A Global to Local Approach
Workshop presented by: Doug Gray
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 2.75, AFPA 3.00, BCRPA 2.75, BOC 2.75, CHEK 3.00, CI 3.00, IFPA 3.00, ISSA 3.00, NAFC 0.30, NASM 0.30, NCCPT 0.30, NCSF 1.50, NESTA 0.30, NETA 3.00, NFPT 0.25, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.00, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block E - Thursday, 8:45-11:35am
As movement professionals we strive for efficient, optimal performance, but what happens when movement creates negative reactions? We can’t improve what we don’t assess. This workshop will provide you with more than just a series of techniques to memorize. Instead, learn a process to empower assessment individuality for all populations. Although we will assess the whole with live examples, we will emphasize the hip complex. Be prepared to move and practice assessments and program strategies!

205: Insights into Functional Training
Workshop presented by: Chuck Wolf, MS
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 2.75, AFPA 3.00, BCRPA 2.75, BOC 0.00, CHEK 3.00, CI 3.00, IFPA 3.00, ISSA 3.00, NAFC 0.30, NASM 0.30, NCCPT 0.30, NCSF 1.50, NESTA 0.30, NETA 3.00, NFPT 0.25, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.00, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block E - Thursday, 8:45-11:35am
The "functional revolution" has expanded the mindset of the personal training world, but it has also caused considerable controversy as to the what, how, when and why to use functional training. Clients released from rehabilitation into the fitness/sports performance "functional" environment are often progressed too quickly and do not have the foundational movements that need to be restored. Learn cutting edge, easy to use assessment techniques to screen how your client moves, and to create strategies for a truly personalized training program. Develop regressive and progressive strategies that will allow your client to return to play.

206: Paleo, Vegan, Intermittent Fasting?What's the Best Diet?
Lecture presented by: John Berardi, PhD
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 2.75, AFPA 3.00, BCRPA 2.75, BOC 0.00, CHEK 3.00, CI 3.00, IFPA 3.00, ISSA 3.00, NAFC 0.30, NASM 0.30, NCCPT 0.30, NCSF 1.50, NESTA 0.30, NETA 3.00, NFPT 0.25, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.00, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block E - Thursday, 8:45-11:35am
It's a common question. What's the best diet? A world-leading nutrition coach, John Berardi, is asked that more that most people. Is he in the paleo camp? The vegan camp? Low carb? Intermittent fasting? In this presentation, John explains what the best diet really is. In the process, he'll also teach you how to find the best diet for each and every client. Even the difficult ones! If you think nutrition is important, this is one session you won't want to miss.

207: A Deeper Look at Stretching—Assessing Its Impact on Muscle Function, by Muscle Activation Techniques®
Lecture presented by: Greg Roskopf, MA
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 2.75, AFPA 3.00, BCRPA 2.75, BOC 2.75, CHEK 3.00, CI 3.00, IFPA 3.00, ISSA 3.00, NAFC 0.30, NASM 0.30, NCCPT 0.30, NCSF 1.50, NESTA 0.30, NETA 3.00, NFPT 0.25, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.00, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block E - Thursday, 8:45-11:35am
Do you get frustrated because your clients are not improving with their flexibility exercises? Regardless of the type of stretching techniques applied, there are many people who never improve their flexibility. In this class, we will look at the nervous system’s involvement in muscle tightness and why people see different outcomes. We will take an in-depth look at the fundamental issues related to flexibility. You’ll learn how to assess physical abilities to predetermine success with flexibility training and gain alternative options for improving flexibility.

208: Seven Myths that Limit Your Income
Fun presented by: Bobby Cappuccio
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 2.75, AFPA 3.00, BCRPA 2.75, BOC 0.00, CHEK 3.00, CI 3.00, IFPA 3.00, ISSA 3.00, NAFC 0.30, NASM 0.30, NCCPT 0.30, NCSF 1.50, NESTA 0.30, NETA 3.00, NFPT 0.25, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.00, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block E - Thursday, 8:45-11:35am
Have you ever heard a trainer say, “I am a trainer, not a sales person”, or “It’s nearly impossible to get club members to train with me”? The truth is that you don’t need to be a sales person to be a successful trainer. In this powerful presentation trainers and program managers will be introduced to common mistakes trainers make when they set out to attract more clients. We’ll examine real solutions that allow you to do what you do best“help clients achieve the results they expect when they make the right choice to train with YOU!

209: The New Order for Maximizing Muscle Strength and Hypertrophy
Lecture presented by: Len Kravitz, PhD
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 2.75, AFPA 3.00, BCRPA 2.75, BOC 0.00, CHEK 3.00, CI 3.00, IFPA 3.00, ISSA 3.00, NAFC 0.30, NASM 0.30, NCCPT 0.30, NCSF 1.50, NESTA 0.30, NETA 3.00, NFPT 0.25, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.00, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block E - Thursday, 8:45-11:35am
Using cutting-edge computer technology, Len will clearly show you the latest advances on the intricate eye opening mechanisms involved in muscle force production for strength and hypertrophy. Many questions about muscle will be addressed regarding specific training applications to training, including muscle metabolism, motor unit recruitment, hypertrophy pathways, fatigue resistance and volume versus intensity considerations. This groundbreaking lecture will include the newest research findings and real life training program designs for improving muscular strength and hypertrophy.

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300: Gluteus to the Max—Ultimate Glute Training
Workshop presented by: Scott Rawcliffe
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.75, AFPA 2.00, BCRPA 1.75, BOC 0.00, CHEK 2.00, CI 2.00, IFPA 2.00, ISSA 2.00, NAFC 0.20, NASM 0.20, NCCPT 0.20, NCSF 1.00, NESTA 0.20, NETA 2.00, NFPT 0.25, NPI 2.00, NSCA 0.00, NSPA 2.00, PTAG 2.00

Time Block I - Friday, 8:00-9:50am
Glute training goes way beyond just squats and dead lifts. The smallest variation, such as foot position, degree of knee bend and strength curve, can completely change the outcome of the exercise. In this session, we’ll dissect how to train the glutes, understanding the finer intricacies of the posterior chain. Everything from hypertrophy to load vectors to planes of motion, no stone will be left unturned. Then we will finish off the session with the ultimate butt-blasting workout!

301: Rubber Resistance for Sports and Fitness
Workshop presented by: Mike Bracko, EdD
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.75, AFPA 2.00, BCRPA 1.75, BOC 0.00, CHEK 2.00, CI 2.00, IFPA 2.00, ISSA 2.00, NAFC 0.20, NASM 0.20, NCCPT 0.20, NCSF 1.00, NESTA 0.20, NETA 2.00, NFPT 0.25, NPI 2.00, NSCA 0.00, NSPA 2.00, PTAG 2.00

Time Block I - Friday, 8:00-9:50am
Rubber resistance is a tool that continues to have value in any trainer’s arsenal. Experience the multitude of rubber resistance applications trainers can use with any client, anywhere. Come train with Dr. Mike to experience the most versatile and functional form of resistance training as we include periodized, vertical, horizontal, multijoint and compound exercises, and purposeful movement. This session will fill every need for trainers craving the science and application of rubber resistance.

302: SGT. Ken's SandRope™ Crash Course: Operation Maximum Load™ Powered by Hyperwear®
Workshop presented by: Sergeant Ken Weichert
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.75, AFPA 2.00, BCRPA 1.75, BOC 0.00, CHEK 2.00, CI 2.00, IFPA 2.00, ISSA 2.00, NAFC 0.20, NASM 0.20, NCCPT 0.20, NCSF 1.00, NESTA 0.20, NETA 2.00, NFPT 0.25, NPI 2.00, NSCA 0.00, NSPA 2.00, PTAG 2.00

Time Block I - Friday, 8:00-9:50am
Experience the highly effective physical fitness training techniques practiced by the U.S. military. Complete with metabolic conditioning drills and newly featured SandRope exercises, this program will cause you to work every muscle in your body while performing rope training like never before! SGT. Ken will lead you through the same muscle targeting techniques used to prepare soldiers for combat. This session includes take away materials aiding in boot camp structuring and movement prescription.

303: Balanced Body®: Essential Exercises for the Lower Back
Workshop presented by: Nora St. John, MS
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.75, AFPA 2.00, BCRPA 1.75, BOC 1.75, CHEK 2.00, CI 2.00, IFPA 2.00, ISSA 2.00, NAFC 0.20, NASM 0.20, NCCPT 0.20, NCSF 1.00, NESTA 0.20, NETA 2.00, NFPT 0.25, NPI 2.00, NSCA 0.00, NSPA 2.00, PTAG 2.00

Time Block I - Friday, 8:00-9:50am
If you are training clients, chances are you are working with a client with low back pain. This workshop will cover the common causes of lower back pain, key training principles for different conditions and essential exercises to use in small-group, private or in-home sessions. You will come away with a clear plan for working with clients with this common condition.

304: NASM®: The Psychology of Training Older Adults
Workshop presented by: Rich Fahmy, MS
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.75, AFPA 2.00, BCRPA 1.75, BOC 0.00, CHEK 2.00, CI 2.00, IFPA 2.00, ISSA 2.00, NAFC 0.20, NASM 0.20, NCCPT 0.20, NCSF 1.00, NESTA 0.20, NETA 2.00, NFPT 0.25, NPI 2.00, NSCA 0.00, NSPA 2.00, PTAG 2.00

Time Block I - Friday, 8:00-9:50am
The nation’s senior population is growing daily and fitness professionals need to be prepared to meet the diverse needs of the older adult. Goals range from fall prevention to handling intense workouts. Seniors often have needs that are different from the average client because of their diverse experience, particular apprehensions, and age-related differences. The workshop will discuss age-related differences in the motivational and psychological needs of seniors as well as ways to progress/regress exercises to keep it fun and challenging. Participants will also walk away with client relation and goal setting strategies designed to meet the specific needs of older adults.

305: Cooking and Eating for Heart Health
Lecture presented by: Teri Mosey, PhD
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.75, AFPA 2.00, BCRPA 1.75, BOC 0.00, CHEK 2.00, CI 2.00, IFPA 2.00, ISSA 2.00, NAFC 0.20, NASM 0.20, NCCPT 0.20, NCSF 1.00, NESTA 0.20, NETA 2.00, NFPT 0.25, NPI 2.00, NSCA 0.00, NSPA 2.00, PTAG 2.00

Time Block I - Friday, 8:00-9:50am
We all know that most heart disease is preventable and determined by our nutrition and lifestyle patterns. This session will link ancient teachings with modern science to provide an understanding of the energetic influences, physiological risk factors and the role genetics may play in the development of heart disease. Along with exploring various perspectives of heart health, we will discuss how to stock the pantry, make heart supportive choices in food selection and preparation, and leave with recipe substitution strategies that support heart health and wellness.

306: Simple Solutions for Shoulder and Pelvic Instability and Pain
Lecture presented by: Sue Hitzmann, MS
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.75, AFPA 2.00, BCRPA 1.75, BOC 1.75, CHEK 2.00, CI 2.00, IFPA 2.00, ISSA 2.00, NAFC 0.20, NASM 0.20, NCCPT 0.20, NCSF 1.00, NESTA 0.20, NETA 2.00, NFPT 0.25, NPI 2.00, NSCA 0.00, NSPA 2.00, PTAG 2.00

Time Block I - Friday, 8:00-9:50am
In this lecture we will explore the role the diaphragm plays in our mental, emotional and physiological balance and stability, all of which affects our movements. Learn how chronic tension and accumulated stress cause inhibition of the diaphragm, which can lead to shoulder and pelvic instability and pain. Explore models of the neurological core mechanisms and reflexes, and discover how simple it can be to restore proper function of the diaphragm.

310: The Power of One—Threshold Training
Workshop presented by: Amy Dixon
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.75, AFPA 2.00, BCRPA 1.75, BOC 0.00, CHEK 2.00, CI 2.00, IFPA 2.00, ISSA 2.00, NAFC 0.20, NASM 0.20, NCCPT 0.20, NCSF 1.00, NESTA 0.20, NETA 2.00, NFPT 0.25, NPI 2.00, NSCA 0.00, NSPA 2.00, PTAG 2.00
Special Time: 10:05-11:55am

Time Block J - Friday, 10:05-11:55am (Special Time)
The power of ONE dumbbell will be experienced in this metabolic strength and cardio format. Explore fascial lines and the dynamic load created in the body when moving with ONE dumbbell in different patterns. Each ONE-exercise sequence will include two alternating and repeating ONE-minute sets of integrated strength training and high intensity body weight cardio, followed by a 30-second recovery. This unique take on threshold training will take your fitness level to new heights, beyond anything you thought you were capable of doing. ONE mind, ONE goal and ONE weight to change your world.

311: Timing Is Everything!
Workshop presented by: Casey Stutzman
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.75, AFPA 2.00, BCRPA 1.75, BOC 0.00, CHEK 2.00, CI 2.00, IFPA 2.00, ISSA 2.00, NAFC 0.20, NASM 0.20, NCCPT 0.20, NCSF 1.00, NESTA 0.20, NETA 2.00, NFPT 0.25, NPI 2.00, NSCA 0.00, NSPA 2.00, PTAG 2.00
Special Time: 10:05-11:55am

Time Block J - Friday, 10:05-11:55am (Special Time)
What is the perfect number of reps for an exercise? How long should a set be? Choosing the correct time interval or number of reps for an exercise is critical to hitting the desired training outcome. Learn how to design purposeful workouts by selecting the right work time, reps, intensity and rest to develop speed, power, strength and endurance. Stop spinning your wheels, help your clients and athletes reach their goals by unlocking the power of work to rest ratios.

312: Golf Mechanics and Functional Corrections
Workshop presented by: Chuck Wolf, MS
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.75, AFPA 2.00, BCRPA 1.75, BOC 1.75, CHEK 2.00, CI 2.00, IFPA 2.00, ISSA 2.00, NAFC 0.20, NASM 0.20, NCCPT 0.20, NCSF 1.00, NESTA 0.20, NETA 2.00, NFPT 0.25, NPI 2.00, NSCA 0.00, NSPA 2.00, PTAG 2.00
Special Time: 10:05-11:55am

Time Block J - Friday, 10:05-11:55am (Special Time)
Understanding the interaction between the lower extremity and the upper extremity in a golf stroke is important to developing a safe and effective functional golf training program. Analyzing functional integrated movement patterns of the legs and core can identify improper swing techniques, and with functional corrections, can enhance the golf stroke. This session will show you how to analyze core and lower and upper extremity faults, as well as explore methods for correction and functional integrated stretching. Reduce the risk of injury and trim strokes off your client’s score.
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