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2016 IDEA Personal Trainer Institute™ East Sessions
321: Hyperwear®: SandBell® Circuits
Workout presented by: Brook Benten, MEd
Time Block H - Saturday, 11:30am-1:15pmThis dynamic strength and endurance workout is ideal for small-group training. The workout consists of three circuits, each with six to eight exercises (stations). Exercises are performed at each station for bouts of 45 seconds. Participants cycle through all stations in the circuit before resting. After a short rest interval, participants then move into the next circuit of stations. The exercise progressions learned in this fast-paced class will keep your clients constantly engaged in your small-group training sessions.
322: The Best Workouts Start With a Buddy, by Lebert Fitness
Time Block H - Saturday, 11:30am-1:15pmGreat workouts start with a buddy! This session pairs people up with flowing, dynamic and unique exercises using the Lebert Buddy System™. Stay connected and engaged with hundreds of exercises, using multiple planes of motion, anti-rotation, extended sets of muscle endurance (blurring the lines between aerobic and anaerobic training) and quick exercise transitions. Personal trainers, group fitness instructors and small operators will love the versatility, and no setup is necessary. See how a little teamwork and friendly competition can really maximize effort levels and results! Bring a buddy to this one.
323: Text Neck Syndrome-A Generation X & Y Phenomenon
Workshop presented by: Chris Gellert
Time Block H - Saturday, 11:30am-1:15pmTexting has become an epidemic problem. It's easy, efficient and instant. Gone are the days of actually talking on the phone. This convenience, however, comes at a price. Texting places the neck and upper back in a compromised position. It not only loads the neck, but it places the upper back and various structures at risk for injury. Chris will simplify the synergistic makeup of the complex spine, and review and clarify postural and weak phasic muscles. Learn how this innocuous task can create pain, fascial problems and neck dysfunctions. Walk away with some advanced assessments, a stretching regimen and tips on how to design programs that prevent "text neck syndrome."
324: The Six Pillars of the Millionaire Mindset
Lecture presented by: Vito La Fata
Time Block H - Saturday, 11:30am-1:15pmAre you struggling to stay focused, to get ahead, or to better influence your team or customers? Do you feel you are being as productive, influential and successful as you want to be? What's the #1 thing everyone wants? Quite simply, they want MORE! They want more of everything“success, happiness, money, energy, productivity, meaning, etc. Well to get more you have to activate more. Vito will teach you how to develop an action plan and high performer skillsets to aim your productivity toward your dreams and unleash the best year you’ve ever had.
325: No Bones About It! Best Programs for Osteoporosis
Lecture presented by: Scott Josephson, MS, RD
Time Block H - Saturday, 11:30am-1:15pmAbout one in three females are diagnosed with osteoporosis, which can create numerous complications. Guess what? Men, chronic dieters and some athletes are also at risk! Learn about preventive treatments, functional techniques, bone physiology, risk factors, and dietary and pharmaceutical supplementation. Are you at risk or do you know someone who has it? This will definitely help fix it!
326: Functional Training Revisited: What's Next?
Lecture presented by: Craig Valency, MA
Time Block H - Saturday, 11:30am-1:15pmSome agree that functional training has gotten a bad rap lately! This enlightening session will show how functional training has evolved and where it is likely to go. We’ll discuss what true functional training is and how to implement it without resorting to circus tricks. In addition, see how functional training can be integrated into warm-ups and flexibility training, as well as strength, performance and corrective exercise programs. Recovery, sleep and off-day activities to support and maximize your client’s workouts will be discussed as key elements of a totally integrative functional lifestyle.
327: Practical and Proven Methods for Improving Speed
Workshop presented by: Corey Taylor
Time Block H - Saturday, 11:30am-1:15pmIn every sport, games and match-ups are decided by a fraction of an inch or getting to the spot a millisecond sooner. Because of this, every athlete works to achieve any speed advantage they can. Until recently, training methods to achieve this edge have been a mystery. In his presentation, trainers and coaches will learn specific speed, agility and quickness techniques that can be used with athletes ranging from age 7 to the professional level. Come to this session and help your clients gain the ultimate advantage in their sport.
328: Renegade-Athletic Circuits Reinvented
Time Block H - Saturday, 11:30am-1:15pmThis fast-paced athletic training circuit will push you out of your comfort zone and beyond your expectations! Using a variety of functional training equipment, this high energy workout encourages you to meet challenges and unpredictability head on. Leave with a unique circuit format that will train your body from head to toe. Train the rebel in you and push the boundaries!
329: TriggerPoint™ Progressive Systems to Self-Myofascial Release
Workshop presented by: Britny Fowler
Time Block H - Saturday, 11:30am-1:15pmIn order to continue seeing change, exercise modalities must progress. The human body is an ever-adapting machine, but it will only adapt if the stimulus is consistent and becomes more challenging over time. Foam rolling is no exception. No pain, no gain is out! Especially when it comes to addressing soft tissue. In this interactive workshop, you’ll learn why beginning with more superficial, static techniques can help lay a sound foundation for the deeper, active techniques that come later and how you can better design progressive foam rolling programs for your clients.
330: The Four Workout Styles™-Create Lasting Client Relationships
Lecture presented by: Brent Gallagher, MSS
Time Block H - Saturday, 11:30am-1:15pmThe most important key to retaining clients is ensuring that their expectations and experiences are managed well from the outset. Whether you’re a boutique fitness studio or a big-box gym, the best way to guarantee your clients keep coming back is to personalize their experience. One size does not fit all! Learn practical steps to analyze the most important parts of your clients’ lives and identify their “workout style” so that they can set realistic goals and get tailored solutions. This simple, yet powerful framework will ensure client success.
100: Effective and Complete Program Design for the Fitness Professional—The 4Q Model of Programming
Workshop presented by: Michol Dalcourt
Thursday, 8:30am-5:30pm4Q is a powerful programming framework that adapts to any client need, every type of movement, and gives you an at-a-glance understanding of imposed demands, expected tissue responses and recovery needs. Learn to easily organize a program that balances training with recovery, intensity with rest, specificity with randomness and structure with variance in and out of the gym setting. 4Q provides the why and when behind exercise selection. This comprehensive approach to effective program design makes it simple to get it right for every client, every time. In this course, participants will learn the following: • The four quadrants of program design and the rationale for each of these quadrants in creating well balanced programs • Exercises from each of the quadrants • Systematic regressions and progressions • How to put 4Q into practice Lunch (1 hour) is on your own. This preconference workshop qualifies for CECs from several certification agencies. Exact CEC hours and approvals are pending Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion
101: NASM®: Complete Client Nutrition Coaching
Lecture / Workshop presented by: Mike Fantigrassi
Thursday, 10:00am-5:00pmExercise is important, but how a client eats on a consistent basis is the biggest factor in getting fat loss results! This interactive workshop focuses on why there is a need for nutrition education, behavior change strategies, and coaching while providing insight on how to use nutrition knowledge to maximize results on an array of client types via case studies. You will learn why so many struggle with nutrition, how to interview clients to uncover key information, and simple but effective strategies to coach a client to the right behaviors. You’ll leave with new skills that you can immediately apply to help clients quickly and safely reach their goals. Learning objectives include: • Explain how habits affect a client’s nutrition regime • Create nutrition goals that align and support the client’s exercise and fitness goals • Identify common obstacles clients face when following programs • Use strategies to uphold and affirm a client’s motivation and accountability • Implement motivational interviewing strategies on a client to determine their nutrition needs, exercise goals and readiness for change • Apply strategies used to coach and educate the importance and purpose of aligning proper nutrition with exercise Lunch (1 hour) is on your own. This preconference workshop qualifies for CECs from several certification agencies. Exact CEC hours and approvals are pending
102: Book Yourself Solid®
Lecture presented by: Shannon Fable
Thursday, 11:30am-5:00pmWhether you love it or hate it, embrace it or run from it screaming, marketing and sales are crucial if you plan to turn your passion for fitness into a sustainable career. Whether your goal is to become a profitable trainer, an instructor with packed classes, a gym owner with more patrons than you can handle, or a professional looking to become a presenter, you must learn how to get yourself in front of the right people and book the business before you can Inspire the World to Fitness®. Book Yourself Solid (BYS) is a trusted, easy to follow roadmap for starting and growing your fitness business. If you want to increase your sales by over 43% within the first year, you’ll want to take advantage of the strategies and techniques taught in this one of a kind seminar. This system will teach you: • How to work only with your ideal clients • Why people buy what you're selling, so you can measurably increase your income • How to really get famous in your field so your reputation does the marketing for you • How to always stay top of mind with clients so they keep calling you for booking after booking! Lunch (30 minutes) is on your own This preconference workshop qualifies for CECs from several certification agencies. Exact CEC hours and approvals are pending
110: Set Your Career on Fire! Panel Discussion
Time Block B - Thursday, 6:00-7:30pmPut your seat belts on for a high energy, fast-paced panel featuring four industry professionals. Ashley, Brent, Shannon and Brett will teach you how to go from average to world class in your personal training career. Whether your dream is to open a cutting-edge facility, write a book, create your own training method, build a dream team of trainers, or travel the world for fitness, you will hear it right from the mouths of the experts. Do you want to know their secrets to success? Their biggest mistakes? Their predictions for the future of the industry? They will deliver all of that and more. These four leaders are dominating their careers and are willing to share their lessons with you. Get your notebook ready to capture the magic of this 90 minute jam-packed session.
271: NASM®: The Quantified Self-Embracing Technology in Fitness
Lecture presented by: Fabio Comana, MA, MS
Time Block F - Friday, 4:05-5:55pmMobile health and fitness applications are becoming the leading technology trend, and the global expansion of smart phone users is growing toward 7 billion units sold. While a continuous stream of portable monitoring devices floods the market, the concept of the quantified self, where we use technology to measure and collect many physiological, biological and psycho-emotional parameters is a reality. The question now becomes“Do trainers know how to use technology or how to capitalize on its benefits to help clients? Come learn about emerging technologies, their capabilities, and how to effectively use them to benefit both your clients and your business.
272: Exercise Readiness and Recovery
Lecture presented by: Rodney Corn, MA
Time Block F - Friday, 4:05-5:55pmToo much stress equals illness, injury and disease. If exercise is stress, how do we ensure we aren’t giving our clients too much? How can we as fitness professionals ensure that we are appropriately implementing recovery strategies to optimize our clients' stress intake? Join me as we dive into the beauty of the autonomic nervous system through the eyes of heart rate variability. In this session, we will explore a powerful and simple strategy to help you ensure exercise readiness and recovery in your client while promoting better stress management. It’s a WIN–WIN for you and your clients!
371: The Exercise Gene-Does Your Client Have It?
Lecture presented by: Mike Bracko, EdD
Time Block J - Saturday, 5:05-6:35pmAll trainers have clients who are either "responders" or “nonresponders.” In this session, we will discuss the number one variable that gives your clients the ability to succeed or fail at exercise“it is called the exercise gene. Come learn about the research and see how it impacts the work you do with your clients. Discover how you can use physiology and fitness personality to prescribe exercise for your clients. If you have clients who don’t respond to training as expected, you won’t want to miss this session.
372: Advanced Prenatal Fitness Programming
Lecture presented by: Helene Byrne
Time Block J - Saturday, 5:05-6:35pmPregnancy presents unique challenges for fitness trainers and instructors. Myths still abound when it comes to what’s safe to do and what isn’t. Learn a new balanced body approach to prenatal exercise during all trimesters. One that optimizes wellness, prevents diastasis recti, back pain and injury, and prepares the body for labor and delivery. Learn how to leverage exercise selection so that your pregnant clients/students are continually challenged and engaged. This session is applicable for all fitness professionals.
422: Using Function to Avoid Dysfunction in Aging
Workshop presented by: Mark Kelly, PhD
Time Block L - Sunday, 10:05-11:55amThis session will discuss new perspectives on working with older adults that include starting early on healthy aging practices (not gaining is losing) and focusing on fun, mentally engaging exercises that maintain functional status (not losing is gaining). Demonstrations of exercises will be given for different functional categories. This session will teach attendees the "why and how" exercise counters age-related declines, but also the "what and which" exercise to program for different individuals. Regression and progression examples will be given. See how you can use mentally engaging exercises that dial up the fun factor while enhancing neural plasticity.
423: Sports Conditioning Programs for the Nonathlete
Workshop presented by: Corey Taylor
Time Block L - Sunday, 10:05-11:55amWhether you work with clients who like to participate in weekend athletic pursuits, or those who simply want to get in great condition while having fun at the same time, this workshop is for you. Take this session and learn how to re-create a professional athlete program for adults by infusing the dedication, mindset and training methods of elite athletes. This dynamic training combines functional sports training, cardiovascular conditioning and mental fortitude in a fun environment. Participants will walk away with 10 sports specific exercises that can be easily implemented into any adult training program.
424: Restoring the Scapular Clock-Understanding Shoulder Function
Workshop presented by: Chris Gellert
Time Block L - Sunday, 10:05-11:55amThe scapula plays a pivotal role in enabling someone to reach forward or to the side, and scapular dysfunctions are more common than you think. Chris will delve into congenital and developed scapular dysfunctions that can affect everyday movement leading to compensation. Come learn the synergistic connection between the scapula and the thorax. Find out how to screen the shoulder joint for movement impairments, and learn corrective exercise techniques to restore function and enhance performance in this critical junction. The movement assessments to be practiced during this session are quick and easy to apply in any setting, from one-on-one training to group settings.
425: Tackle the Top Five Challenges Facing Managers Today
Lecture presented by: Helen Vanderburg
Time Block L - Sunday, 10:05-11:55amProgram managers carry a big responsibility in the ultimate success of programs and classes. Whether you are a manager in the personal training, group or wellness setting, the challenges you face as a program manager are shared by many in your same position. With more than 30 years experience running programs and clubs and managing a wide array of fitness professionals, Helen will define and discuss what she sees as the top five management challenges directors and managers face“and provide realistic techniques and strategies to help managers thrive.
426: 10 Eating Strategies to Get Even Your Most Stubborn Clients Out of Their Rut!
Lecture presented by: Christopher Mohr, PhD, RD
Time Block L - Sunday, 10:05-11:55amClient success is more than training. It’s more than nutrition. In fact, many of your clients have been on weight loss program after weight loss program, joined countless gyms or exercise programs, and they’re still not getting the results they want. From pantry and kitchen makeover tips to creating a home that will help your clients be slimmer, these 10 very simple, yet effective strategies will help get even your most stubborn clients out of their rut!
427: Core Conditioning for the Postnatal Client
Lecture presented by: Helene Byrne
Time Block L - Sunday, 10:05-11:55amBouncing back from having a baby is a lot more complicated than just re-toning the abs. Learn the dos and don’ts of safe exercise programming for new moms with this in-depth examination of common postpartum issues such as ligament laxity, mid-line separation (diastasis recti), pelvic floor weakness, and muscular imbalances. Also, discover how to restore alignment and rebuild the abdominal wall from the inside out to redevelop functional core strength and dynamic stability.