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2015 IDEA Personal Trainer Institute™ East Sessions
206: Paleo, Vegan, Intermittent Fasting?What's the Best Diet?
Lecture presented by: John Berardi, PhD
Time Block E - Thursday, 8:45-11:35amIt'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
Time Block E - Thursday, 8:45-11:35amDo 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
Time Block E - Thursday, 8:45-11:35amHave 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
Time Block E - Thursday, 8:45-11:35amUsing 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.
210: The Total Hip Replacement (THR) Client: From Surgery to Function
Lecture presented by: Chris Gellert, MPT
Time Block E - Thursday, 8:45-11:35amIncreasingly, trainers are seeing a rise in clients diagnosed with osteoarthritis of the hip, as well as those who have undergone total hip replacement. This enlightening session will clarify and explain the different types of osteoarthritis, total hip replacement procedures, medical management and physical therapy. You’ll walk away with an understanding of how to work with clients post-therapy, as well as how to design programs that will improve flexibility, balance, stability and functional strength. The concepts introduced in this session will inspire trainers to work with THR and osteoarthritis clients, helping them to achieve their highest functional potential!
220: TRX®: Partner Fusion Workout
Workout presented by: Susane Pata
Time Block F1 - Thursday, 11:50am-1:05pm (Special Time)This intense session emphasizes the power of working with partners while providing a fusion of the functional strength and high intensity rotational power of the TRX Suspension and TRX Rip™ Trainers. Experience specific techniques to energize your training sessions, engage otherwise dormant partners and boost movement quality, redefining your participant
221: 5-Minute Body Weight Super-Circuits
Workout presented by: Brett Klika
Time Block F1 - Thursday, 11:50am-1:05pm (Special Time)Fitness clients of all ages are looking for short, intense, effective and easy to follow fitness programs that can be done anywhere. In this workout, learn six unique 5-minute high intensity, fat burning body weight circuits utilizing coordination, speed, agility, quickness, strength, power and mobility. Use these short, intense workouts to build fun, engaging training sessions in addition to providing your clients with safe, effective and efficient workouts they can do at home.
222: LTS™: Metabolic Shape Shifter—Glutes, Guts and Glory!
Workout presented by: Marc Lebert
Time Block F1 - Thursday, 11:50am-1:05pm (Special Time)No, this isn't some sort of Blade Runner or other sci-fi movie title“ but it will be a blockbuster! This session combines the latest in HIIT training science with new exercises and programs that are sure to please, in an evil, sweaty and “I just crushed it” kind of way. Our focus will be three short intense workouts (Mad Gluteus Max, The Arms Race and Miss Ann-Aerobic) targeting the major muscle groups for maximum calorie expenditure and burn. This workout gets “Two Thumbs Up!”
223: Breaking the Pain Cycle
Lecture presented by: Sue Hitzmann, MS
Time Block F1 - Thursday, 11:50am-1:05pm (Special Time)What is it that makes our brain produce pain and why does it persist long after the trauma or injury has healed? In this lecture we will explore how brain and body communication changes when pain persists, how the neurological and fascial systems influence physiological regulation of the body, and how to restore the balance between the body and brain when the conversation between them becomes an argument. Gain insight on the autonomic nervous system and how stress and daily living cause it to become out of balance and send you pain signals.
224: The 1-2 Punch! LIVE and ONLINE Training
Lecture presented by: Trina Gray
Time Block F1 - Thursday, 11:50am-1:05pm (Special Time)Knock the socks off your clients by keeping them accountable to their goals around the clock by getting "social" with them. You'll take your boot camps and group training to a new level by adding online training tools to your live fitness offerings. Use simple and FREE social media and video platforms to create a vibrant online community for your clients to get connected, check in, set goals, post results and even share random acts of fitness throughout their day! Take home a ready-made 21-Day Slim Down program to implement immediately.
167: How to Fix a Broken Diet—3 Ways to Get Your Eating on Track
Lecture presented by: John Berardi, PhD
Time Block D - Wednesday, 4:05-5:55pmNutrition advice usually comes in buzzwords and slogans. Just eat whole foods. Cut the carbs. Eat only what runs, flies or swims. And while these are great sound bites, they don't actually help people improve their diets. In this presentation, John Berardi shares his entire framework for helping clients fix their "broken diets" and get on track when it comes to eating right. If your diet needs some fixing, he can help you, too!
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.
267: Eating for Longevity—A Seasonal Approach
Lecture presented by: Teri Mosey, PhD
Time Block H - Thursday, 5:05-6:35pmDo you ever find that you get a cold at the same time each year? Or experience certain physical symptoms, say as the spring season is arriving? Ancient healing philosophies state that our bodies are attuned to our external environment, the seasons of the earth and the cycles of the sun. This session will explore the characteristics of each season and its link to our physiology, and discuss practical food choices, preparation techniques and recipe suggestions to remain in harmony with nature and enhance our well-being.
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: Joint Integrity and Injury Prevention—A Joint-by-Joint Analysis (Full)
Workshop presented by: Michol Dalcourt
Time Block J - Friday, 10:05-11:55amJoints as the interface of movement, quite often hold the key to proper function of the human body. Joint motion (arthrokinematics) must involve adequate mobility, integrated tissue mobility, proper timing, and dynamic shape stability. In this interactive session, a joint-by-joint analysis up the kinetic chain will be shared. This involves screening and training protocols, as well as a detailed look at the 3-D anatomy of key joints and exercise drills that increase mobility, stability and strength.
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? (Full)
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
Workshop presented by: Rich Fahmy, MS
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!
Lecture presented by: Trina Gray
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.