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2016 IDEA Personal Trainer Institute™ East Sessions
331: Making Sense of Nutrition Recommendations to Give Your Clients the Best Results, Fueled by General Mills®
Lecture presented by: Christopher Mohr, PhD, RD
Time Block H - Saturday, 11:30am-1:15pmWhat nutrition recommendations do you give your clients? When you search online, you find over 17,000 diet books. Then there is media, what's popular and whatever diet your friend may be following. The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans were also just released, which examine the science to provide general nutrition principles and application to Americans. But what are the Guidelines and how do they apply to your clients? At the end of the day your clients simply want the best results in their time crunched, busy lives. This conversational session will share some of the best practices and guidelines so you can better help your clients make the smartest nutrition decisions.
332: How to Incorporate Eccentric Training Into Your Clients' Routines
Lecture presented by: Jonathan Mike, PhD
Time Block H - Saturday, 11:30am-1:15pmMany eccentric training techniques are available for incorporation into a training program along with the use of nontraditional exercises for able bodied clinical and athletic populations. This presentation will examine the scientific basis of eccentric training and extend this science by emphasizing the delivery of practical recommendations for all potential applications. In addition, suggestions for progressions will be provided depending on the training abilities and experience of the clients and athletes. Walk away with a better understanding of how eccentrics can be incorporated into the training and therapy programs for all clients.
340: Program Design-Individualized Approach for Variability and Purpose, by Gray Institute®
Workshop presented by: Doug Gray
Time Block I - Saturday, 2:00-4:50pmThis Gray Institute session empowers trainers to design programs based on the individuality of each and every client. Every BODY is different, has different gifts and abilities, and has certain needs, wants and goals. Applied Functional Science® guides this session, thus equipping you with a principle-strategy-technique process and numerous movement variables and understanding of the 10 observational essentials that lead to authentic and individualized programming. No matter your expertise, this session is a can't-miss opportunity to enhance client results.
341: Beyond Randomness-Exercise Selection Based on Movement Screening
Workshop presented by: Nick Clayton
Time Block I - Saturday, 2:00-4:50pmPersonal trainers don’t need fancy equipment or extensive testing to determine where to start when designing programs and selecting exercises. What is needed is an understanding of mobility, proper technique, effective coaching cues, and appropriate variations and progressions. In this workshop, we’ll cover quick movement screens for the primal movements, along with specific mobility exercises, coaching cues and exercise progressions based on the screens. Trainers will leave with an effective training philosophy that will add value to their training service, and increased efficiency in designing individualized training programs.
342: re-GROUP-Small-Group Training EVOLVED!
Workshop presented by: Amy Dixon
Time Block I - Saturday, 2:00-4:50pmThis innovative small-group training workshop will help you spice up your classes by allowing a do-over for your clients. Every circuit station will explore one efficient total body exercise done with varying types of equipment for a set amount of time. Then your clients will re-GROUP and perform the same exercise again with a different piece of equipment for the same amount of time. This new take on circuits will allow your clients to take their workouts into their own hands by empowering them to lean into their strengths and improve on their weaknesses.
343: Successful Behavior Change Through Exercise
Workshop presented by: Rodney Corn, MA
Time Block I - Saturday, 2:00-4:50pmYou can effectively and consistently influence someone’s behavior in less than 10 minutes and transfer that into their exercise programming for life! No gimmicks, no joke! Here’s your opportunity to learn how to apply the Neuroscience of Motivational Interviewing techniques with clients to transform their exercises and sessions into experiences they enjoy. Come prepared to learn something new about yourself that will transform your business and professional practice. This informative session is perfect for fitness professionals, managers, owners and studio operators!
344: The Traveling Personal Trainer Toolbox, Powered by Balanced Body®
Workshop presented by: Nora St. John, MS
Time Block I - Saturday, 2:00-4:50pmDo you train people in their homes? If so, you know how challenging it can be to bring all of the tools you might need to provide a balanced workout. Learn how to create balanced and effective workouts for in-home clients using small, easy to transport equipment.
345: Tweaking Balance, Core and Functional Strength
Workshop presented by: Chris Gellert
Time Block I - Saturday, 2:00-4:50pmBalance is the result of dynamic, synergistic activities between the nervous and musculoskeletal systems. Whether you are trying to improve your client’s balance, strength or stability, understanding the foundation is key. Chris will review the anatomy and the synergistic action between the nervous and musculoskeletal systems, as well as the foundation of balance, core and functional strengthening. But if you really want to learn how to modify, change and accommodate exercises with clients, this seminar will achieve all of that and then some. Walk away both mentally and physically stimulated, with a new arsenal of exercises, and an understanding and appreciation of the human body.
346: Simple Solutions to Transform Your Training
Workshop presented by: Hayley Hollander
Time Block I - Saturday, 2:00-4:50pmDesigning exercises that keep your training sessions fresh and relevant can be a difficult task
347: Circuit Training-New Science and HIIT Protocols Explored!
Lecture presented by: Len Kravitz, PhD
Time Block I - Saturday, 2:00-4:50pmJoin Len for a multimedia review that details the metabolic and physiological processes that drive high intensity short-burst exercise and athletic performance. Scientific studies will be presented answering controversial questions and misconceptions about anaerobic fat burning, muscle acidosis, metabolic stress, extreme conditioning, metabolic fatigue and ideal substrate utilization strategies. Every personal trainer will leave with nine anaerobic training circuit programs. You don’t want to miss this lecture!
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.