2015 IDEA Personal Trainer Institute™ East Sessions
246: Obesity Makeover
Lecture presented by: Jonathan Ross
Time Block G - Thursday, 2:00-4:50pmBe different to make a difference. Our current approach to training for obesity is less effective because it ignores critical aspects of human behavior. Discover how negative attitudes, opinions and feelings about exercise are learned and what one thing it takes to reverse them. Find the emotional relevance of exercise and you can unleash motivation. Find out why we have willpower, how to save it and how to get more of it. Change their brains and know what’s in their hearts, so you can more easily change their bodies.
247: Protein, Creatine and HMB—New Wisdom for These ?Old? Technologies, Fueled by EAS Sports Nutrition®
Time Block G - Thursday, 2:00-4:50pmMany physically active individuals fail to obtain the potential nutritional benefits that could be derived from the proper use of protein, creatine and/or HMB supplementation. This may be due to lack of information on how to use these supplements properly, safety concerns, or misconceptions about their physiological function and efficacy. This presentation will highlight many of the common questions that personal trainers have regarding these technologies and provide solid, science-based answers.
248: Five Strategies for Customizing Exercise Programs
Lecture presented by: Rodney Corn, MA
Time Block G - Thursday, 2:00-4:50pmWhether in a one-on-one or group training environment, the elite professional should know how to precisely tailor an exercise program specifically to his/her clients
249: Hot Training Programs for Outdoor Enthusiasts
Time Block G - Thursday, 2:00-4:50pmDo you want to corner the market on outdoor adventure training? Learn how to create a series of "train to" programs that have taken club owner Trina Gray's community by storm. Train to Run, Train to Paddle and Train to Tri are cutting edge, fun and simple programs to create and execute. Feel free to “rip-off,” duplicate and add your unique style. You'll have newbie and veteran outdoor enthusiasts lining up to train with you. Get your waitlists ready. These programs fill up fast.
250: Reconditioning Dysfunctional Movement
Lecture presented by: Michol Dalcourt
Time Block G - Thursday, 2:00-4:50pmWhether under-loaded or unloaded stress, functional deficiencies in the body can cause injury, decrease performance and reduce vitality. As health and fitness professionals, we must work with clients to identify, address and eliminate movement dysfunction. In this workshop, we focus on applied methods for normalizing joint motion, as well as improving movement capacity, work threshold, tissue tolerance and movement skill.
260: TRX®: Training for Active Seniors
Workshop presented by: PJ O'Clair
Time Block H - Thursday, 5:05-6:35pm65 is the new 45! Older populations have never been more motivated to stay active and healthy than right now. Learn how to use the TRX Suspension Trainer™ to improve function and keep seniors pursuing the activities they love long into their golden years.
261: The New Evolution of Core Training
Workshop presented by: Scott Rawcliffe
Time Block H - Thursday, 5:05-6:35pmThere is no topic more misunderstood in the fitness world than core training. With a variety of conflicting ideas surrounding spinal flexion, bracing versus hollowing, and rotation versus antirotation, it's no wonder there is so much confusion. Scott will clear it up for you and teach you how to train the core based on science and proper biomechanics. You'll leave with an entirely new system of training the core that will blow your clients away on Monday.
262: BOSU®: HIIT Metabolic Challenge
Workshop presented by: Amy Dixon
Time Block H - Thursday, 5:05-6:35pmGet maximum benefits in record time while increasing cardio capacity and improving muscular strength and endurance! Metabolic interval training is one of the best ways to increase fitness, and this workout is guaranteed to raise your heart rate, challenge your muscles and push the limits on FUN! Learn how to use high octane cardio/strength pyramids to push your fitness to new levels!
263: Fitness Games for Small-Group Training
Time Block H - Thursday, 5:05-6:35pmTransform the exercise experience to transform lives. Restore the playful and social elements to physical challenge and observe how attitudes, feelings and beliefs about exercise become more positive. Participants will sense a powerful connection to you and to each other through combining positive emotion and movement.
264: SGT. Ken's Equalizer™ Challenge: Operation Shock and Awe™
Workshop presented by: Sergeant Ken Weichert
Time Block H - Thursday, 5:05-6:35pmExperience the highly effective interval training techniques practiced by the U.S. military. Complete with metabolic conditioning drills and Lebert Fitness Equalizer and Buddy System™ challenges, you will experience relentless fitness games, partner assisted exercises and fitness challenges, all designed to help you find the warrior within. Over 500,000 soldiers have used SGT. Ken’s program to prepare for combat! Trainers will perform the complete workout, followed by a lecture on program preparation and implementation. This program is designed for outdoor or indoor use.
168: Recovery Based Strategies in Program Design
Lecture presented by: Michol Dalcourt
Time Block D - Wednesday, 4:05-5:55pmMost would agree the general perspective on workouts is to achieve near volitional exhaustion. Members, clients and trainers alike mandate that the goal of training is to push the client. This perception is changing. Programs of the future will involve structured recovery sessions. This session will expand upon the critical role of recovery from the perspective of movement strategies. Learn why and how to choose certain movements and exercises to achieve optimized physiological restoration.
169: Capturing the 55+ Market—Strategies for Explosive Growth!
Lecture presented by: Cody Sipe, PhD
Time Block D - Wednesday, 4:05-5:55pmThe 55+ age group is the fastest growing in the world and in the fitness industry. Learn how to capitalize on this tremendous opportunity that 95% of trainers are passing up. This session will teach you the key characteristics of these potential clients, effective marketing strategies, essential training techniques, and much more. Learn how to build a unique, successful business that is poised for explosive growth. This session is for independent trainers and business owners alike.
170: Anatomy in Three Dimensions™: Fascia and Movement by Balanced Body®
Lecture / Workshop presented by: Nora St. John, MS
Time Block D - Wednesday, 4:05-5:55pmUse the Anatomy in Three Dimensions system to understand the relationship between muscles, fascia and movement in this illuminating presentation. Fascia and its role in movement is an emerging field with lots of interesting (and conflicting) insights being presented. We will build the fascial structure in clay and look at how it shapes and is shaped by movement, myofascial release work and training.
268: Why the Core Breaks Down
Lecture presented by: Chris Gellert, MPT
Time Block H - Thursday, 5:05-6:35pmThere are four primary stabilizers in the lumbopelvic girdle. With injury, these stabilizers weaken, tighten and become dysfunctional, leading to compensation, painful trigger points and altered movement patterns. Chris will explain why the transverse abdominis, multifidus, quadratus lumborum and obliques play such a dynamic role in movement. Learn the applied science, easy assessments, some common dysfunctions, and effective training programs with specific exercises that will help you gain a deeper understanding of the core, thus expanding your training toolbox.
269: NASM®: Prep and Recovery—New Ideas in Programming Success
Lecture presented by: Fabio Comana, MA, MS
Time Block H - Thursday, 5:05-6:35pmA prepared body leaves little to chance. A recovered body gets results. Gain the upper hand on your competition by learning how to effectively include key physiological, nutritional and stress-monitoring strategies to transform fat to fit. From corrective techniques, movement preparation and nutrition, to muscle building, rest and monitoring client recovery, this workshop will provide you with the knowledge and abilities to implement these ideas into all programs.
270: Metabolic Training—Do We Really Need Cardio?
Lecture presented by: Mike Bracko, EdD
Time Block H - Thursday, 5:05-6:35pmTrainers and clients are obsessed with cardio, cardio, cardio. Whether it's traditional cardiovascular training or high intensity interval training, there is a perception that we have to do some kind of cardio training in order to make our client’s program complete. Think about it“ isn't any kind of exercise that elevates the heart rate a form of cardiovascular training? Don’t miss this enlightening session and discover the benefits of non-traditional cardio training and other alternative forms of exercise.
313: Saving Your Knees in a Quad Dominant World
Workshop presented by: Brian Richey
Time Block J - Friday, 10:05-11:55amPatellofemoral syndrome, ACL and meniscus injuries are becoming too prevalent. Your training methods could be part of the problem. Too many people are quad dominant and that can lead to serious knee injuries. In this session, we will examine the anatomy and structure of the knee and lower extremity, and identify simple assessment techniques to discover if your clients are quad dominant. You’ll also learn how to safely progress your clients whether their goals are simple function or sports conditioning.
314: Herniated Discs and Back Pain—How You Can Help
Workshop presented by: Justin Price, MA
Time Block J - Friday, 10:05-11:55amBack pain is the leading cause of disability in the world! One of the most prevalent sources of back pain is herniated discs. This pain has a devastating impact in people’s lives, affecting both their mental and physical state, as well as their ability to enjoy movement and exercise. This revealing and practical session will teach you about herniated discs and what you can do within your scope of practice as a fitness professional to help clients overcome this common problem.
315: What You Don?t Know About Fascia Is Hurting Your Clients
Lecture presented by: Sue Hitzmann, MS
Time Block J - Friday, 10:05-11:55amEmerging research on fascia, the bodywide, three-dimensional connective tissue system, reveals information every trainer needs to get the best results for their clients. Join Sue Hitzmann, a founding member of the Fascial Research Society, for an in-depth look at this dynamic collagen system. Learn how recent discoveries apply to functional, loading and explosive exercises and sports-specific training. Discover how fascia (not just the myofascia) is involved in movement, pain, aging and overall well-being, both on the micro and macro level.
316: Small-Group Training—What's Next?
Lecture presented by: Brett Klika
Time Block J - Friday, 10:05-11:55amSmall-group training has become an industry fixture, offering new opportunities for both trainers and clients. Personal trainers, gyms and studios now face the challenge of keeping these small groups engaged, committed and getting results in the long term. In this lecture on current successful industry practices, discover the five best practices that the most successful programs are using around the country to create six- and seven-figure training revenues while delivering an unmatched client experience. Additionally, learn to avoid the three "killers" to a small-group program's success.
400: TRX FORCE®: Suspension Training® Course, Level 2
Friday, 10:00am-6:30pmThis Level 2 advanced course teaches you the next level of TRX Suspension Training® concepts, exercises and training principles. Building on what you learned from your Level 1 course, you will deep dive into TRX foundational movements and learn new exercises that were developed from our work with thousands of service members, in every branch of the military, using the most recent, cutting-edge science on the application of functional training for tactical athletes. Upon completion of this course you will be able to:
401: NASM®: Complete Exercise Program Design for Older Adults
Friday, 12:30-7:00pmThe 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 managing daily activities to handling intense workouts. Many professionals are apprehensive to conduct challenging workouts for their senior clients, but it is crucial that the personal trainer can balance exercise modification with the appropriate level of challenge necessary to produce positive physical adaptation. This workshop will focus on assessment and complete program design for the senior client.
402: Build a Stronger Business in 12 Months—Work Smarter, Not Harder!
Friday, 12:30-4:30pmWhat business owner doesn't want to increase revenues and build a better business? Attend this special postconference offering and walk away with valuable tools to creating a smarter business plan, organizing your marketing campaigns and saving time.