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2016 IDEA Personal Trainer Institute™ East Sessions
304: 3-D Movement Analysis and Performance System (3D MAPS), by Gray Institute®
Workshop presented by: Doug Gray
Time Block G - Saturday, 8:15-11:05amThis session will dramatically and systematically enhance how you assess the entire body efficiently and effectively. 3D MAPS is Gray Institute's strategic arrangement of succinct movements that allow for assessment of the entire body in all three planes of motion. Learn not only how to assess the entire body, but how to progress the entire body based on the priorities of the individual—our clients. Learn about Applied Functional Science® in a manner that can be quickly understood.
305: Training Fascia-Research Developments in Fibrous Connective Tissue Training
Workshop presented by: Michol Dalcourt
Time Block G - Saturday, 8:15-11:05amAs more and more research sheds light on tissue dynamics, we are becoming more aware of the role and behaviors of fascia (fibrous connective tissue matrix) and its importance in movement function. What is less clear, however, are guidelines around how to train and influence adaptation through this all important structure. This session is geared toward elucidating the research and clarifying the organization of program design around fascia, and then putting tangible exercises in place in a systematic way.
306: Functional Core Matrix-Improving Efficiency of the Back and Core
Workshop presented by: Mike Bracko, EdD
Time Block G - Saturday, 8:15-11:05amFunctional Core Matrix consists of training the core using 3-D movements in each plane of motion. In all movement, your clients must be able to maintain balance, prevent injury, move efficiently and perform well while moving in multiple planes. This requires the core to stabilize, accelerate, decelerate, rotate and aid in lifting. This session will identify the risk factors associated with back injury and provide solutions for injury prevention, performance enhancement, and improving the efficiency of the back and core. Also, you will walk away with a toolbox filled with horizontal and vertical core training exercises that can be used with clients.
307: Explode Your Sales to Record Levels, by Perform Better®
Lecture presented by: Todd Durkin, MA
Time Block G - Saturday, 8:15-11:05amIf you want to achieve more time and money freedom in your life, it is imperative that you explode revenues in your training business. Todd will share his Sales Explosion formula with trainers who are looking for advanced strategies to accelerate revenues and profit. Explore cutting-edge strategies and systems that are critical for maximum lead generation, client conversion and marketing in a new era. If you want your sales to skyrocket to record levels, this is one presentation you do not want to miss!
308: Progress Clients With Isolated Exercise AND Integrated Movement
Lecture presented by: Greg Roskopf, MA
Time Block G - Saturday, 8:15-11:05amAs a trainer, how do you determine the proper blend of isolated exercise and integrated movement? Integrated exercise can appear to be more functional, but if you are only as strong as your weakest link, you may need to address isolated weaknesses first, thereby avoiding reinforcing muscular imbalances. In this session, you’ll learn to how to identify compensations brought on by muscle weakness, and what you can do to strengthen weak links by implementing isolated and integrated exercises together using a structured approach. With this knowledge, trainers will be prepared to make better decisions about their clients’ training programs.
309: Feedback Is a Gift-Use Client Communication to Enhance Your Coaching
Lecture presented by: Hayley Hollander
Time Block G - Saturday, 8:15-11:05amObtaining feedback is a necessary component to world class coaching. Asking for and implementing this feedback into a client’s program can result in huge shifts in ownership, and then into results. In this informative lecture, trainers will discover some unique and clever ways to gather feedback and simple strategies to manipulate client programs for complete buy-in and results.
310: Eating for Life: The Changing Needs of the Female Diet
Lecture presented by: Kim Schwabenbauer, MS, RD
Time Block G - Saturday, 8:15-11:05amHot flashes. Vertigo. Mood swings. Insomnia. Fatigue. Sound familiar? Fitness professionals address these issues with their female clients every day. The changing needs of a woman’s diet throughout her lifetime can make a significant difference in her overall health and energy. Health risks change, as do habits, during critical stages such as prepregnancy, pregnancy, pre-and perimenopause. Female clients may look to you as their first authority to navigate the masses of misinformation on the Internet. Come to this interactive session and get prepared to address each critical stage and learn tips on how to address a woman’s needs throughout her life.
311: Expand and Retain Clients With Health Coaching
Time Block G - Saturday, 8:15-11:05amGrow your personal training business and increase retention rates by implementing proven screening and health coaching techniques in every training session. Learn strategies designed to attract clients that are often intimidated by the traditional fitness approach, as well as gain critical skills for keeping clients engaged and on track. We’ll delve into advanced interviewing approaches, the four strategies for implementing coaching principles, and how to create a systematic and client-focused onboarding process that is designed to remove obstacles and motivate clients. The end result will be higher volume, greater consistency and, most importantly, better results for the client.
312: Your Brain on Exercise-Holistic Benefits Explored
Lecture presented by: Mark Kelly, PhD
Time Block G - Saturday, 8:15-11:05amYour brain is much like your body in that it can be strengthened or weakened depending on how it is being used. In this powerful session, we will demonstrate how the nervous system functions during exercise, reveal the amazing neuroendocrine effects of exercise, elaborate on how negative stress and strain affect the brain, and show how environmental factors influence our brain function. This session will also provide clear guidelines on how to induce relaxation and laughter to enhance overall brain function. If you have ever been interested in the mind-body connection, how it works and why it is so powerful, you will want to attend this session!
320: Recess for Grown-Ups
Workout presented by: Brett Klika
Time Block H - Saturday, 11:30am-1:15pmIt's time to unleash the power of PLAY! In this fast paced, interactive workout, have fun and fry body fat while you experience play-based fitness and interaction games designed for adults. Add that "x factor" of dynamic energy and fun to your clients’ exercise programs, with over 15 new fitness games that will make them smile while they sweat! If you and your clients want to feel like you're 20 again, come and play like you're 8 again!
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.