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2015 IDEA Personal Trainer Institute™ East Sessions
225: NASM®: Mindless to Mindful—Simple Solutions to Improve Dietary Behaviors
Lecture presented by: Fabio Comana, MA, MS
Time Block F1 - Thursday, 11:50am-1:05pm (Special Time)For clients striving to lose weight, diet and exercise are typically viewed as the needed ingredients to achieve success, yet both generally imply less than enjoyable experiences. Emerging research reveals simpler and easier approaches that boost self-efficacy, adherence and success that transcend beyond individual factors to include environmental influencers. Join this session to learn simple strategies that deliver game-changing results. These approaches will serve as your foundational platform to successful exercise and dietary programs for weight loss.
226: Hurricane Training—Burn Fat, Build Muscle
Workout presented by: Martin Rooney
Time Block F2 - Thursday, 12:30-1:45pm (Special Time)Metabolic training is a misunderstood and abused form of training today. As people make the leap from classic forms of aerobic training, metabolic training is becoming a free-for-all involving high quantities of low quality work. Since metabolic training can be a great way to burn fat and build muscle, it must be better understood. In this workout, world-renowned trainer Martin Rooney will explain and demonstrate his incredibly versatile signature workout. Come and experience the power and excitement of the Hurricane.
227: Blast Your Abs, Glutes and Core—A Big HIIT With Your Clients
Workout presented by: Peter Twist, MSc
Time Block F2 - Thursday, 12:30-1:45pm (Special Time)THE workout for every BODY! Most clients want ripped abs and strong glutes. They also want to be supremely fit. You can now give them both—appearance gains and performance outcomes. Blast your core and glutes with methods that ignite the metabolic process and harness a sweat producing full body workout. The drills shown in this HIIT-style workout will check the abs and butt column on your client
228: TriggerPoint™: GRID® Lock WS
Workshop presented by: Marc Coronel
Time Block F2 - Thursday, 12:30-1:45pm (Special Time)Are you ready to ramp up your core training? Confused about how core training is different from abdominal training? Get on the GRID and discover integrated movements that strengthen and stabilize the entire core (including the erector spinae, glutes, abdominals and obliques). Then, learn exactly how to coach your clients through this comprehensive core training session. Walk away with the tools you need to help anyone create a stronger core, boost agility and increase flexibility, all while improving your client’s back health.
229: The Complete Fitness Professional—Use Your Passion for Fitness to Create a Successful Career
Lecture presented by: John Berardi, PhD
Time Block F2 - Thursday, 12:30-1:45pm (Special Time)You're dedicated to eating well and exercising. You want to help change the lives of others. But sometimes you just don't know what education you need, or how to carve out a real career from your passion. In this can't-miss seminar, John Berardi will share some vital insights and strategies. By the end, you’ll see that helping people lead healthier lives isn’t only the world’s most important job, but if done right, it can also be a fulfilling and financially rewarding career.
230: Nutrition: Beyond the Calorie (Full)
Lecture presented by: Teri Mosey
Time Block F2 - Thursday, 12:30-1:45pm (Special Time)In recent decades, nutrition has been reduced to counting calories. Did you know that food has thermal natures, energetic properties and its own chemical signature that communicates with our DNA? During this session we will explore the full spectrum of food’s characteristics and their influences on our health. Understanding the properties of food will allow you to make practical choices, not just in times of health imbalance but also for overall vitality. Come join us and learn more about how our food influences and nourishes us in times of need.
240: TRX®: Multimodality High Intensity Circuits
Workshop presented by: Fraser Quelch
Time Block G - Thursday, 2:00-4:50pmCan TRX training improve your kettlebell technique? Help your Olympic lifts? Increase your performance regardless of the modality you use? In this advanced session, apply key TRX training principles to multimodality circuits and experience how to build high intensity intervals using strong focused movements the TRX way. Experience the safest and most effective high intensity interval training approach you've ever seen!
241: Re-Shaping Youth Fitness
Time Block G - Thursday, 2:00-4:50pmThe physical inactivity of our youth is becoming one of our biggest concerns for future health care. Resources for assessing, programming and engaging youngsters are scarce and often outdated. In this hands-on workshop, learn updated, researched, time-tested strategies on how to assess, program and create a fun, dynamic exercise atmosphere for youngsters. Leave with over 15 new assessment, skill and drill progressions to use in an easy to follow framework with application to physical education, personal training, youth classes and sports teams.
242: Surge™: Reactive Resistance Training
Workshop presented by: Casey Stutzman
Time Block G - Thursday, 2:00-4:50pmThis action packed workshop will teach you innovative movement patterns that require top-down instability the way it happens in life. Imagine a firefighter holding a surging hose, a parent holding a wiggling toddler, or an MMA fighter breaking a hold. The Surge harnesses the physics of quickly changing fluid dynamics to replicate unstable demands on the body and creates incredible think-react muscle actions. Learn the techniques, methods and overload principles to orchestrate reactive stability exercises that challenge even your fittest clients.
243: Maximize the Big Movement Rocks—Minimize Injury Risk: Foot, Ankle, Hip and Thoracic Spine
Workshop presented by: Chuck Wolf, MS
Time Block G - Thursday, 2:00-4:50pmOveruse injuries are not caused by doing repetitive movement. They are caused by limited movement from the big movement rocks: the foot/ankle complex, hips and thoracic spine. Learn how to assess and mobilize these critical regions to reduce the compensations in the areas that are commonly overused that result in injury, specifically to low back, knees and shoulder. In this session we will develop strategies to train the big movement rocks to gain stability and mobility.
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?
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.