Single Sessions

Limited Number of Single Session Tickets Now Available!

If you can’t make it for the entire IDEA Personal Trainer Institute event, you now have the chance to come and take a single session for as low as $30! Choose from over 50 classes and earn between 1–3 CECs/CEUs per/class. PLUS your class pass includes access to the Sponsor Marketplace where you can connect with the top innovators and educators behind the industry’s leading providers of equipment, nutrition, apparel and education.
HURRY–there is very limited capacity available in each session so register today!

You can only select one session per time block. No CECs offered for workouts.

Session Dates and Times:

Thursday, April 5th 9:00am–6:00pm
Session # Session Title Buy Session
500

TRX®: Functional Training Course

Workshop presented by: Christopher Nentarz 9:00am–6:00pm

This advanced Level 2 course builds on the content learned in the TRX Suspension Training® Course and takes it to the next level!  Apply advanced coaching skills and foundational movement-based training techniques beyond the Suspension Trainer™ to other functional training modalities such as kettlebells, heavy ropes, Rip™ Trainers, sandbags and more. This highly touted course will enhance the ability of any trainer, from the just first-year rookie to the seasoned veteran!

IDEA Member: $269 / Non-member: $289
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Thursday, April 5th 10:00am–5:00pm
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501

NASM®: Movement Mechanics – The Role of Stability and Mobility Workshop

Workshop presented by: Fabio Comana, MA, MS 10:00am–5:00pm

Coaching proper movement throughout the kinetic chain is fundamental to every professional, yet chronic injury rates continue to rise, increasing by 4% over the past decade. Learn the roles of stability and mobility in promoting proper movement and how their integrated function provides a foundation to all exercises. Join this workshop for a movement update based on the latest research and cover the biomechanical explanations on WHY exercise techniques on various exercises have been revised. Learn how to properly coach movement patterns of the upper extremity (push, pull, rotational/spiral patterns) and lower extremity (bend-and-lift, single-leg patterns). By applying the concepts and practices introduced in this preconference workshop, you’ll walk away with an understanding of the applications and with tools to help your clients move more functionally, feel better and reduce their risk of injury.

IDEA Member: $179 / Non-member: $199
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BOSU®: Skills and Drills for Group Personal Training

Workshop presented by: Jessica Maurer 10:00am–5:00pm

If you love the BOSU® Balance Trainer and are searching for innovative ways to incorporate this evergreen tool into small-group training programs, this certification is for you! Not only will you walk away with a toolbox full of new skills, drills and activities perfectly suited for your clientele, but you’ll also learn how to create compelling programs that are easily packaged, promoted and purchased. You’ll learn to accommodate a wide variety of clients in group settings while ensuring the workout is customized to meet each client’s needs. Whether you want to deliver cardio, integrated strength, core, dynamic mobility, balance and agility, or all of the above into a results-based, monetized program, BOSU’s got you covered!

IDEA Member: $159 / Non-member: $179
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Thursday, April 5th 8:30am–5:30pm
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502

Functional Aging Specialist Certification Course

Workshop presented by: Cody Sipe, PhD 8:30am–5:30pm

The rapid growth of the aging population (age 50+) presents unprecedented opportunity for the fitness professional who understands how to train these clients effectively. This comprehensive and innovative certification program is just what you need to become an expert in functional fitness for mature adults.

Boomers and aging adults come to you for your expertise. This interactive workshop will give you the tools and teach you the skills necessary to implement functional training techniques, strategies and movements that are important to your aging clientele. Also, learn to conduct meaningful functional assessments and develop effective exercise programs. Whether you conduct private trainings, small-group trainings or group fitness classes, the techniques learned in this valuable certification will serve you and your clients for years to come.

Participants will get full access to all of the online education modules (10+ hours of video, manuals, audio files), several of which will need to be completed prior to the workshop. This certification also requires participants to complete an online exam.

IDEA Member: $269 / Non-member: $289
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Thursday, April 5th 6:15–7:15pm (1 CEC/CEU)
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550

Create WOW in your Business and Life! Sponsored by Perform Better®

Lecture presented by: Todd Durkin, MA 6:15–7:15pm

Fitness industry icon Todd Durkin has spent two decades training pro athletes on the field and mentoring fitness leaders in the trenches of business. As the owner of Fitness Quest 10 and author of The WOW Book, he will share wisdom about business, life and success. He will talk about sacrifice, risk taking, beliefs, dreams, and getting your mind right in the face of adversity. He will challenge your vision as a leader and urge you to "do better" in daily life. You'll leave this session inspired to take your business, career and life to the next level.

IDEA Member: $30 / Non-member: $30
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Friday, April 6th 8:30–10:30am (2 CEC/CEUs)
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600

TD’s WOW Workout! Sponsored by Perform Better®

Workshop presented by: Todd Durkin, MA 8:30–10:30am

If you want to have one of the best workout experiences of your entire life, this is the session for you. Industry icon Todd Durkin will coach you through an epic workout experience in vintage TD style. He will make you laugh, smile and sweat, all while working your tail off in one of the most creative, innovative and inspirational workouts ever. The music, the programming, the technology, and Todd's motivational words will allow you to dig deep, get your mind right, and empower your body, mind and soul. From the very beginning to the absolute end, you will be WOW'd with what you see and experience. #WOWExperience

Price: $60
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Upgrading Your Life Through Movement, Powered by SKLZ®

Workshop presented by: Michael Cummings 8:30–10:30am

Learn the "unlocks" of the human body to help you move better, faster, stronger and with better balance. Find out how to listen to the "talking" fascia and unlock it to create a balanced length-tension ratio to improve muscle health. Discover how to use potentiation and overloading techniques to stimulate neuromuscular pathways that will lead to better supramaximal levels of high performance living. Acquire recovery and cellular rejuvenation strategies that will decrease your down times and improve your performance gains.

Price: $60
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BOSU®: Reinventing Interval Training

Workshop presented by: Helen Vanderburg 8:30–10:30am

In this fast-paced workshop, we’ll explore a wide variety of interval protocols designed to progress your clients physically while satisfying them mentally. Whether you train one-on-one or in a group, intervals remain a preferred method for programming, but sticking with just one method will not produce the results your clients crave. Fill your toolbox with drills, pairings and timing options to keep the “HIITs” coming for weeks and months. And, seal the deal with coaching considerations and tech tools designed with the trainer in mind.

Price: $60
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TRX®: Power and Explosiveness

Workshop presented by: Shana Verstegen 8:30–10:30am

Discover a practical model of the science and best practice associated with readying your clients and athletes for the rigors of every training session. This session focuses its energies on the most effective way to achieve the muscle activation and mobility required to promote the best movement and highest quality training possible.

Price: $60
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The Female Lumbo-Pelvic Complex

Workshop presented by: Helen Farel Hruska 8:30–10:30am

It's complex AND it's crucial to stabilize and mobilize! In life, pregnancy, sport and motherhood, the lumbar spine and pelvic complex is the source of power and stabilization...all at the same time. Where and how do we stabilize, and where and how do we mobilize for optimum power and health? Come find out!

Price: $60
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605

Your Brand Is a Story. Tell It.

Lecture presented by: Trina Gray 8:30–10:30am

If you want to grow your income, expand your reach and retain more clients, this is your business session. Learn to strengthen your fitness brand by telling more stories. Connect with people on an emotional level and shine a bright light on your clients. Take home a list of practical steps to deepen your impact on social media, identify your ideal clients, create strategic fitness offerings that fit your niche and host special events that will take your fitness business to a new level. Become the talk of the town…literally!

Price: $60
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Move, Train, Play: How to Create an Unparalleled Training Experience

Lecture presented by: Chris Stevenson 8:30–10:30am

The fitness business is more competitive than it's ever been, which means having a high client retention rate is a must. Great retention comes from two things, getting clients results and keeping them engaged. In this interactive session, you will learn the Technogym® Move, Train, Play philosophy, which is strategically designed to do just that! Learn tangible tips and tools to improve your client engagement and create unique and fun experiences that will keep them coming back for more.

Price: $60
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Social Media: Mastering the Basics

Lecture presented by: Jessica Maurer 8:30–10:30am

From new platforms to confusing lingo to the ever-changing landscape of our online lives, the world of social media can be overwhelming. In this lecture, Jessica will break down the basics of the top three fitness-related platforms and create a personalized social media plan that you can begin to implement on Monday.

Price: $60
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Training Volume Versus Intensity-Get the Latest Scoop

Lecture presented by: Fabio Comana, MA, MS 8:30–10:30am

Although volume reflects the amount we perform and intensity reflects how hard we work, confusion still exists surrounding which is best for calorie burn, physical adaptation and for recovery, especially when it comes to HIIT-type training. Join this session to better understand how to effectively use each variable in both cardio and resistance training program design, so that you can maximize results by training smarter.

Price: $60
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Friday, April 6th 11:10am–12:40pm (1 CEC/CEU)
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620

Powerful Functional Circuits for Older Adults

Workshop presented by: Cody Sipe, PhD 11:10am–12:40pm

The incredible growth of the 55+ population means great opportunity for fitness professionals. Group training has many advantages over 1-1 training for older clients, including enhanced social interaction and fun, but it also provides a lot of challenge given their diverse functional abilities and conditions. This session will provide a framework for creating functional exercise programs in the group environment while maximizing safety and social interaction.

Price: $30 (0 CECs/CEUs)
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Postpregnancy Training Solutions

Workshop presented by: Kristen Horler 11:10am–12:40pm

The "fourth trimester" is the most critical for new moms who often think that after the baby is born, they should bounce back to their prepregnancy state. Learn how to support your postpregnancy clients with movements that alleviate common aches and pains during the postpartum period. Learn about new mom "hot spots" such as carpal tunnel inflammation and "mommy thumb," and how to assist a client who has diastasis recti tight hamstrings and weak transverse abdominis muscles. Walk away with a clear understanding of which abdominal exercises are safe for your postpregnancy clients and which ones to avoid.

Price: $30 (1 CECs/CEUs)
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BOSU®: Stability Ball Overhaul

Workshop presented by: Helen Vanderburg 11:10am–12:40pm

Stability balls have stood the test of time as versatile and effective training tools for overall conditioning. In this workshop, you will renew your love for stability ball training with a complete overhaul of ball exercises. Learn innovative exercises in three training categories, from strength to core and mobility. Add fresh ideas to your ball basics toolbox and experience the unique principles of training with the BOSU Ballast® Ball. If you think you've seen it all, think again!

Price: $30 (1 CECs/CEUs)
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TRX®: Strength

Workshop presented by: Christopher Nentarz 11:10am–12:40pm

Mobility plus force production is a great recipe for functional strength, lean muscle and performance gains for your clients. Experience how to bring functional strength to the next level with these principles and sequences of practical TRX strength-training tactics. This session utilizes the new TRX Duo Trainer™ and other TRX training modalities to demonstrate the next wave of advanced training concepts and strategies. You may be strong, but are you TRX STRONG?

Price: $30 (1 CECs/CEUs)
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624

Strategies for Lower-Extremity Injuries, by Gray Institute®

Workshop presented by: Logan Schwartz 11:10am–12:40pm

In this presentation, we’ll discuss strategies for working with the weekend warrior and postrehabilitation training programs for common injuries of the lower extremities. Learn the principle–strategy–technique process and how to apply it to your clients who are bouncing back from injury.

Price: $30 (1 CECs/CEUs)
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625

Upper-Extremity Mechanics and Technique

Workshop presented by: Fabio Comana, MA, MS 11:10am–12:40pm

Coaching proper exercise form is highly dependent upon having appropriate levels of stability and mobility, movement principles that are often overlooked in training. Join this session, which explores the mo-stability relationship during movement, and discover strategies to optimize each within the upper extremity. Incorporate these tips and ideas into your program design and training, and elevate your coaching techniques from good to great.

Price: $30 (1 CECs/CEUs)
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Spice Up Your Leadership: Three Recipes for Success

Panel discussion presented by: Greg Justice, Trina Gray, Ashley Selman, AM 11:10am–12:40pm

Want to build greater trust, retention and teamwork in your business? It starts with you. Dive into the power of leadership with three industry veterans who own clubs or studios and manage teams. Walk away with more confidence in your leadership style as well as specific tools to implement in your daily leadership practice. It's never too late to become the leader you were meant to be.

Price: $30 (1 CECs/CEUs)
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627

Smart and Sustainable Meal Planning

Lecture presented by: Adam Feit 11:10am–12:40pm

Clients often ask, "Do I get a meal plan?" As a fitness professional, the answer should be no (not exactly). Meal plans have long been a staple of fitness and nutrition products and coaching. Trainers and nutrition experts are taught to make them; clients are taught to expect them. But instead of a meal plan, Adam will show you how to think in terms of "meal transformation." He'll walk you through how to help your clients transform their meals in a successful and sustainable way, and provide real-life examples of the strategies needed to do this for "regular" as well as highly advanced clients. Come and learn a whole new way of providing meal plans to clients.

Price: $30 (1 CECs/CEUs)
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Using Technology to Maximize Results in Your Client’s Training Program

Lecture presented by: Travis Barnes, MA 11:10am–12:40pm

Technology is making a big push into the fitness market. Have you thought about adding more technology to your client sessions, but are unsure which ones are useful or can really add value to your training programs? Travis will break down how he has implemented technology into his programs with tremendous success. He will show you how SMS can add a simple touch point with clients between sessions, how to track attendance and boost retention with a fingerprint, and how heart rate monitor technology, body composition tracking and reporting can help your clients set and achieve new goals and dial into their inner competitor. You will leave this session with some simple steps for adding technology to your training arsenal to create more WOW for your clients!

Price: $30 (1 CECs/CEUs)
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Friday, April 6th 2:15–4:05pm (Up to 2 CECs/CEUs)
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640

Dynamic Core and Balance Circuits for Boomers

Workshop presented by: Derek Mikulski, Cody Sipe, PhD 2:15–4:05pm

Over the years, scientific research has resulted in some incredible advancements related to exercise and our aging population. These advancements include not only exercise prescription, but also the tools and techniques fitness professionals should use to challenge their clients in dynamic, functional ways that result in slowing the physiological aging process. This session will guide you through the key concepts, thought processes, strategies and exercises that will help you help your aging clients make real progress in their fitness programs and in their lives. Don't think this is strictly a balance session! If you have the desire to truly improve the quality of life and health of your active adult and senior clients, this session will deliver incredible value for you.

Price: $60
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641

LTS™: Small-Group Training Ideas and Inspiration

Workshop presented by: Todd Durkin, MA; Marc Lebert 2:15–4:05pm

Are you looking for some inspiration and new ideas for your small groups? Then you've come to the right session! But more than that, we want you to leave with a sense of purpose: to inspire your troops on your return. Join Todd and Marc as they not only rock the Lebert EQualizer® and Buddy System™ with unique exercises, partner work and much more, but most importantly, deliver a message and coaching that will dramatically affect the way you run your training for years to come.

Price: $60
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Renegade: Athletic Circuits Reinvented, by Hedstrom Fitness®

Workshop presented by: Helen Vanderburg 2:15–4:05pm

This 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 challenge 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!

Price: $60
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TRX®: High-Intensity Interval Training Evolved

Workshop presented by: Shana Verstegen 2:15–4:05pm

High-intensity intervals based on strong, focused movements! Experience this high-intensity multimodality workout that employs the most advanced, effective and safest programming approach this genre has ever seen. This advanced session will illustrate innovative TRX coaching practices and emerging new programming in a high-energy, multimodality setting. Bring your programming, mindset and training to the next level with a practical experience you won't soon forget!

Price: $60
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644

Boomers from Prehab to Rehab

Workshop presented by: Leslee Bender 2:15–4:05pm

This course is specifically designed to address the active aging population and those who have had previous injuries and want to stay fit and young. Over 1 million boomers have had hip or knee replacements and need guidance in specific training techniques. Learn how the fascia plays a role in movement restrictions and injuries, and how to retrain and regain flexibility and strength for an active lifestyle.

Price: $60
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646

Studio Owner Recharge!

Lecture presented by: Ashley Selman, MA 2:15–4:05pm

This session is for all the fitness studio owners out there! Is your studio going as well as you had hoped? Or, are you running into obstacles like: working way too many hours, having a tough time hiring and retaining quality staff, or struggling to be as profitable as you'd like? There are too many studio owners who get stuck in these struggles, leading to burnout, or even worse, falling into the 81% of fitness studios that fail in the first 2 years. But there is hope. Come get inspired and recharged in this interactive workshop! Walk away with three practical strategies that you can implement immediately that will help you drastically reduce the hours you are working, build the team of your dreams and finally start making the profits that you deserve!

Price: $60
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Mobility and Flexibility-Research and Application

Lecture presented by: Fabio Comana, MA, MS 2:15–4:05pm

Many believe movement is driven primarily by muscle extensibility, but it only accounts for about 47% of movement at joints. So what makes up the rest? Should you do static stretching before or after exercise? How about foam rolling or fascial compression techniques? Should you incorporate PNF or AIS stretching? What about planes of motion in stretching? Is joint mobilization or distraction useful? All of this conflicting information has likely left you uncertain or confused. Join this session for a research and application update, and get the answers to many of these questions so you will understand how it can benefit you and your clients.

Price: $60
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648

Fat Loss: The Strategies That Really Work

Lecture presented by: Adam Feit 2:15–4:05pm

In this session, Adam will share fat-loss strategies that have been proven by more than 100,000 clients. Learn the core principles of fat loss, and explore the complexity of biology, the diversity of systems that intersect to help or harm fat loss progress, why genes and our microbiomes matter, metabolic adaptation, and the symphony of hormones impacting it all. You'll leave with practical takeaways on what you can do to help clients from all backgrounds lose fat, feel better and be their best selves.

Price: $60
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Friday, April 6th 4:25–6:15pm (Up to 2 CECs/CEUs)
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660

Core Connections

Workshop presented by: Chuck Wolf, MA 4:25–6:15pm

Integrated movement patterns require a transmission of forces. Whether the movement is from the ground up or top down, those forces must pass through the central unit. Come discover how the toes, feet, ankles, hips, torso and arms are part of a woven matrix that is actually part of the core. Learn how limitations in these regions can create deficits in the central unit function, and develop strategies to enhance core function by changing body angles, using extremity movements, and understanding the fascial relationships that functionally feed the core.

Price: $60
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661

LTS™: The COMPLETE Approach to Boot Camp

Workshop presented by: Marc Lebert 4:25–6:15pm

Train with the inventor of the Lebert EQualizer® in this COMPLETE Approach to Boot Camp with solutions for agility, mobility, partner work, potable solutions and much more! Plus, NEW boot camp tools will be revealed here! Every major muscle and movement skill will be explored and challenged. Spring into lifting like you've never seen before with the SRT (Spring Resistance Training) Barbell™, increase your EQualizer® IQ (body weight and calisthenics), fall in love with your Buddy (Buddy System™ partner training) and work with a team (Marc's new product). Your toolbox will be full after this one!

Price: $60
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Insurg3nt by Hedstrom Fitness®

Workshop presented by: Jessica Maurer 4:25–6:15pm

This tri-peak programming exposes the fitness rebel in you. Using the very best functional training equipment, revel in a triple mix of changing base of support, unpredictable resistance and clashing energy systems. Riot across three reactive resistance complexes mixing timed intervals and team pursuits, taking on movement patterns designed to test power, strength, speed and balance. Break out of your current boot camp construct and take pleasure in revolutionizing the way you use functional equipment.

Price: $60
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TRX®: Reload and Recover for Performance

Workshop presented by: Christopher Nentarz & Cherilyn Hubbard 4:25–6:15pm

This exciting session delves into the details of optimal recovery and provides a number of sequences that you can apply immediately. The way you wind down from the main effort of your workout can have a tremendous effect on maximizing your results from your hard work and helps to set the stage so that you can perform optimally in your next session. Learn how to avoid the common mistakes that many trainers make at this stage of their workouts and how to map your sequences to the physiological requirements of effective reloading and recovery.

Price: $60
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TriggerPoint™: The Science of Myofascial Release

Lecture/Workshop presented by: Brandon Wagner 4:25–6:15pm

For more than a decade, the terms "foam rolling" and "self-myofascial release" have been used interchangeably. However, the application of foam rolling does not match the science of myofascial release. This class will examine the difference between common foam rolling and myofascial release, and explore how to achieve actual self-myofascial release through practical application on the TriggerPoint CORE™ Roller.

Price: $60
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665

Stay Financially Fit: Create More Revenue Streams

Workshop presented by: Trina Gray 4:25–6:15pm

Fitness businesses built on one or two revenue streams are a house of cards. Reach beyond membership fees and client training packages, and build a stronger business with multiple revenue streams. There is a strategy behind it. Learn to grow smarter. In this fast-paced, high-energy lecture, you'll get the exact formula for adding new revenue streams tailored to your specific business, including strategic partnerships, corporate wellness, fitness tools, and specialty camps and clinics. This is cutting edge, easy to apply and fun. Go home with confidence.

Price: $60
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Leadership Is Worth Fighting For

Lecture presented by: Travis Barnes 4:25–6:15pm

Travis has faced many challenges in life. His journey has taken him from jail to living on an unemployment check in a FEMA trailer, to a leader in the fitness industry who owns five studios in New York. Hear how he strengthens his mind, hones his leadership and fights for success every single day. If you have faced adversity, then this session is for you. Get his five-step plan to scale any mountain in business or life.

Price: $60
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Fitness for the Brain at Any Age

Lecture presented by: Brett Klika & Cody Sipe, PhD 4:25–6:15pm

Advances in neuroscience have proven that the brain can continue to grow and get better as we get older. We are not destined to become senile or suffer from dementia if we take care of our bodies and our minds through good nutrition and regular exercise. This session will take a look at optimal brain development through movement and fitness from childhood to late adulthood. We will explore how to activate and engage the primary functions of the brain through programs such as SpiderFit Kids and Ageless Grace. Learn fun, engaging and scientifically sound exercises that will stimulate both the body and mind of your clients of all ages and ability levels in as little as 10 minutes a day.

Price: $60
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Fueling for Fitness: Whole-Food Nutrition

Lecture presented by: Kristen Horler 4:25–6:15pm

Fitness alone is not enough. Obesity and diabetes are on the rise. The fat are getting fatter and the fit are getting fitter. We do our clients a disservice and sacrifice their wellness if we are not educated on how to help them fuel properly before, during and after exercise. In this session, we will review the history of the USDA nutrition guidelines and the conflicts of interest that now exists. Then learn how to guide your clients on proper hydration and fueling requirements, whether they are fitness class participants or an endurance athletes. Learn how to incorporate the power of whole-food nutrition instead of manufactured and processed foods to help your clients achieve optimal health and disease prevention.

Price: $60
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Saturday, April 7th 8:30–10:30am (2 CEC/CEUs)
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700

Balanced Body® Essential Seven: Correcting Poor Posture

Workshop presented by: Brian Richey 8:30–10:30am

Just look around you. Poor posture is an epidemic and it's one of the most requested improvements personal trainers are asked to make, second only to weight loss. Learn the tools to correctly assess posture as well as the seven exercise strategies that will begin to reverse your client's poor posture. 

Price: $60
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The Warm-Up Makeover: Starting With a Bang!

Workshop presented by: Brett Klika 8:30–10:30am

Time to supercharge your warm-ups with groups and individuals! In this fast-paced, hands-on workshop, experience how to immediately engage your clients physically as well as mentally with unique warm-up strategies. Discover how to utilize three simple programming tools to keep warm-ups fresh and challenging so your clients are excited to move!

Price: $60
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TRX®: Advanced Programming-Putting It All Together

Workshop presented by: Shana Verstegen 8:30–10:30am

This mind-blowing session integrates some of the most exciting thinking and evolving concepts from the world of high-level strength and conditioning with evidence-based research to redefine the way you program. Get a taste of this simple yet powerful and compelling model that will enable you to cut through the complexity of high-level programming to create world-class sessions that accelerate you and your clients toward their goals.

Price: $60
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Global Assessment Versus Local Assessments, by Gray Institute®

Workshop presented by: Logan Schwartz 8:30–10:30am

When it comes to function we already know that we need to look at the body as a fully integrated unit, yet traditional assessment techniques tend to focus on local or isolated joints and movements. Although vital to understanding function, local assessments need to be performed and incorporated into a global analysis to properly assess the true global functional abilities and needs of the individual. Join us for this unique look at true functional analysis.

Price: $60
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Calling All Authors: Find the Book Inside You

Workshop presented by: Greg Justice 8:30–10:30am

Do you have a story you'd like to tell? Do you want to share it with others, but don't know how to make it happen? Discover how to get your words on the page, find the right distribution and explode your sales. You'll learn the step-by-step process from inception to distribution and everything in between. This session is about growing yourself personally, beyond training. It is about establishing YOU as an expert, scaling your message and expanding your horizons. There's no time like NOW for you to be the author of your own book.

Price: $60
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Prenatal Exercise: Should She or Shouldn’t She?

Lecture presented by: Farel Hruska 8:30–10:30am

ACOG guidelines have JUST changed...do you know what's safe for her NOW? There continues to be a lot of misleading and outdated information about prenatal exercise. Finally, get the facts straight about what your prenatal clients can do and how intense they can train while pregnant.

Price: $60
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Marketing Your Training Business

Lecture presented by: Trever Ackerman 8:30–10:30am

Trever will provide insight into the use of different forms of media and advertising to market to and drive new clients and consultations. With a keen understanding of small business operations, he will delve into digital strategies for all budget sizes to ensure the greatest return on investment, whether in Facebook advertising or LSM community event-based promotions. Tracking ROI is an important aspect of marketing campaigns, so Ackerman will also talk about ways to leverage technology to track and measure success.

Price: $60
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What’s Trending in Nutrition?

Lecture presented by: Jenna Bell, PhD, RD, LD, & Jack Graham 8:30–10:30am

Every year, Pollock Communications and Today's Dietitian magazine conduct a survey of over 1000 registered dietitians to predict what's hot (and what's not) in diet and nutrition in the new year. In this session, gain key insights about the diet trends that influence your clients' nutrition choices; find out what's on the latest list of superfoods; and get a better view into what your client is thinking when it comes to their diet.

Price: $60
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Saturday, April 7th 11:10am–12:40pm (Up to 1 CEC/CEU)
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720

Rotational Power Workshop, Powered by SKLZ®

Workshop presented by: Stefan Underwood 11:10am–12:40pm

Rotation, or training in a multiplanar environment, is fundamental to all movement. Whether it's resisting rotational forces in an effort to minimize energy leaks, or creating rotational forces in order to maximize kinetic linking, the pillar plays a central role. In this practical session, we'll dive into the nuance of multiplanar activation that is ubiquitous to all movement (including linear movements!) while also highlighting some simple techniques you can use with your clients to maximize their performance in any activity, in any plane of movement.

Price: $30
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LTS™ Low-Impact Smart: Joint-Friendly Workouts for Specialty Populations

Workshop presented by: Jessica Maurer 11:10am–12:40pm

You've seen the Lebert Fitness team rock high-impact boot camp and group fitness workouts, but not here! This session will demonstrate how the Lebert EQualizer®, Buddy System™, and Stretch Strap™ are wonderful tools to assist with rehabilitation exercises, special needs and older adults with gentle impact options. Jessica will share the best of yoga, physical therapy, and kinesiology with simple and effective progressions to easily enhance exercises to fit your clients' personal needs. You'll leave with a new perspective on how to use LTS equipment to deliver amazing results without negative stress on the body.

Price: $30
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Strength, Flexibility and Control Through Animal Movements

Workshop presented by: Rose Calucchia 11:10am–12:40pm

"Animal movements" are found in the dance and martial arts traditions of almost every culture. In this workshop, we will focus on three—the bear, the monkey and the frogger—to build the foundation of strength, flexibility and motor control needed to become a well-rounded mover. You will learn to master the three animal movements, plus several of their variations, and to assess your own movement patterns so you can identify the areas you need to focus on in your own training, whether you primarily train with weights or just your body weight. You will also learn how to use these movements to assess your clients' needs. The workshop will culminate with connecting the movements to create some fun and challenging movement flows.

Price: $30
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723

Stability Versus Mobility-Which Comes First?

Workshop presented by: Brian Richey 11:10am–12:40pm

Mobility without stability = hypermobility. Stability without mobility = rigidity. So how do we create a happy balance between the two, and where do we start? Participants will learn the different types of joints and muscles involved in both stability and mobility, simple assessment tools to determine which area to emphasize, and how to create balance between the two. We will also investigate common muscular imbalances and medical conditions you may encounter and determine which focus, stability or mobility, is the safest and most effective.

Price: $30
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724

TriggerPoint™: Corrective Exercise for the Problem Shoulder

Workshop presented by: Brandon Wagner 11:10am–12:40pm

The shoulder is one of the most problematic joints in the body. It is also one of the most mobile. For years personal trainers have taught "get your shoulders down and back," but is this always best? This class will examine the anatomy behind common shoulder injuries and provide a new perspective on corrective exercise program design.

Price: $30
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725

K.I.S.S. Corporate Wellness

Workshop presented by: Greg Justice 11:10am–12:40pm

K.I.S.S. stands for Keep Implementing Simple Steps in the employee wellness environment. The K.I.S.S. employee wellness environment is supportive and systematic, with preparation and activation of healthy lifestyle choices that result in greater employee willingness and accountability for their own health. Implement this wellness model and you will see startling and progressive healthy lifestyle changes in just 3 months. Even if a company already has a lukewarm wellness program in place, this presentation can help you learn how to seamlessly integrate the Smart K.I.S.S. into the corporate culture.

Price: $30
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726

Tragedy into Triumph

Lecture presented by: Nick Ekbatani 11:10am–12:40pm

Nick Ekbatani will share the stories, perspectives and insights he has learned since he lost his leg in a near-fatal auto accident. Learn how resistance ultimately cultivates resilience and how we all have the power to come back from anything and everything.

Price: $30
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727

Make the Leap: Staff Trainer to Entrepreneur

Lecture presented by: Billy Polson 11:10am–12:40pm

Are you ready to be the boss? Making the transition from fitness performance coach to successful, independent trainer and entrepreneur can be one of the most challenging steps for fitness professionals. With a focused vision and clear plan for your financials and marketing, this transition can become the best decision of your life. Whether you are aspiring to own your own business or you have already taken the leap, we will walk through each of the essential business strategies to maximize your potential. A combination of work sessions during class and personalized homework assignments will guarantee that each student walks away with both micro-task action items and the inspiration required to successfully implement change in their business and life.

Price: $30
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Eating by Generation

Lecture presented by: Jenna Bell, PhD, RD, LD; & Jack Graham 11:10am–12:40pm

Boomer, X'ers, Millennials and the Z all bring a different point of view to the table...literally. Their food perceptions vary in ways that impact how and what they eat and buy. Their dietary choices depend on different factors and what or who influences them is not the same. As a fitness professional, understanding generational differences that affect health choices—particularly when it comes to nutrition—will better equip you to stay relevant and of value to your clients of all ages. Jenna will share the newest data on each generation to help you see how differently people eat by generation.

Price: $30
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Saturday, April 7th 2:15–4:05pm (Up to 2 CECs/CEUs)
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740

The Science of Motivation in Circuit Training

Workshop presented by: Stefan Underwood, MS 2:15–4:05pm

Look beyond the "X's and O's" of circuit training as we dive into an understanding of motivational science. This session will discuss how to upgrade both the circuit design and art of coaching that circuit to increase client motivation. This leads to an increase in fun for your clients and, ultimately, an increase in client results, referrals and retention. In this session, you will learn more about the Self-Determination Theory (SDT), but most importantly, through the hands-on portion of the workshop, you'll discover how to apply this into your circuits. Come get a workout in while also learning a different take on circuit training.

Price: $60
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741

The Death of Crunches: 20 True Core Exercises

Workshop presented by: Brett Klikay 2:15–4:05pm

Crunch no more! In this learn-by-doing workshop, discover 20 core exercises that will not only challenge you and your clients, but will drastically improve their posture, mobility and overall strength! Leave with a brand-new toolbox of killer core exercises.

Price: $60
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742

Functional Assessment for Special Populations

Workshop presented by: Cody Sipe, PhD, & Diane Vives, MS 2:15–4:05pm

It is extremely important when working with certain segments of our population, such as the elderly, the obese and those with chronic conditions, that we establish movement and functional baselines in order to create the most effective exercise program. Today, there seems to be an abundance of screens, tests and assessments to choose from. During this presentation, we will provide insight into how you can navigate which screens and tests are most appropriate, allowing you to make the best decision on which will help your clients achieve their goals.

Price: $60
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743

Functional Fascia Flexibility

Workshop presented by: Leslee Bender 2:15–4:05pm

This session brings the radical new concept of three-plane flexibility training, combining the ActivMotion Bar® and a foam roller for extreme results. You will learn the role of fascia and why it is so important to lengthen, strengthen and load it to result in a balanced, functional body. With the proper tools, we can enhance the performance of any client, and you will experience this first hand in this session!

Price: $60
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744

3-D Flexibility and Strength: A Triplane Understanding of the Body, by Gray Institute®

Workshop presented by: Logan Schwartz 2:15–4:05pm

This Gray Institute workshop will dramatically enhance how you think and what you do with all of your clients. Traditional flexibility techniques simply don't cut it and may, in fact, be setting our clients up for disaster. Applied Functional Science® allows practitioners to understand and apply the truths of how the body functions, in three planes of motion. This session will discuss and demonstrate triplane lengthening (motion) and strengthening (stability) techniques throughout the body for authentic "mostability!"

Price: $60
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745

Anatomy in Three Dimensions™: Common Spinal Problems and Solutions

Workshop presented by: Brian Richey 2:15–4:05pm

Build it, move it, train it! Build the bones, discs and muscles of the lower back in clay on a specially designed skeleton from Balanced Body®. The Anatomy in Three Dimensions system provides new insights to understand common spinal conditions and how to work with them safely and effectively. By understanding the structure of the spine, you will be better equipped to work with clients who have disc injuries, arthritis, stenosis and more.

Price: $60
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746

You Are When You Eat: Timing Is Everything

Lecture presented by: Amy Goodson 2:15–4:05pm

When it comes to nutrition, it's not only what your clients eat but also when that can make all the difference. During this session, Amy will review current recommendations for nutrition timing, focusing on what and when to eat for maximum performance, and provide examples plus practical tips to use with your clients.

Price: $60
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747

A “Coaching” Approach to Working With Clients

Lecture presented by: Jessica Matthews 2:15–4:05pm

Effective coaching has been proven to play a pivotal role in producing long-term behavioral change. Explore the essential components of coaching and learn how to apply these core principles to your work as a personal trainer. You'll leave this session with best practices and science-supported strategies to establish and enhance a positive and productive relationship with clients.

Price: $60
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748

Assessment Essentials for Optimal Results

Lecture presented by: Billy Polson 2:15–4:05pm

In the fitness industry, the assessment is one of the most powerful differentiators that separates the beginning-level trainer from the advanced performance coach. It is the ideal opportunity to nail a first impression with your client, while kick-starting your relationship with an educated, professional and well thought out plan of action. In this session, we will walk through an exact outline of an ideal assessment, including intake forms, posture and mobility screens, functionality and strength testing, and organized tracking of your data. Participants will take away a better understanding of the advantages of using analytics in client tracking and progress reports while guaranteeing that each client receives their most efficient, truly individualized program.

Price: $60
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Saturday, April 7th 4:25–6:15pm (Up to 2 CECs/CEUs)
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760

Rapid Results with Shorter Training Sessions

Workshop presented by: Brett Klika 4:25–6:15pm

Busy, over-committed clients are looking to cut the fluff and get maximum results in minimum time. With the right program strategy, fitness professionals are creating tremendous value, charging premium rates, and helping clients get better results in half the time of a regular training session. In this learn-by-doing workshop, discover how to create value and results with shorter sessions. Experience how strategic exercise combinations and work/rest intervals can trick the metabolic system into becoming a fat-burning, muscle-building machine in the least amount of time possible! Leave sweating, smiling and smarter with a revolutionary blueprint to make these shorter training sessions your new secret to growing your business by giving your clients what they want!

Price: $60
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761

Obstacle Course Race: Specific Training for Groups

Workshop presented by: Yancy Culp 4:25–6:15pm

Obstacle course racing has been the fastest growing participatory sport for over 7 years and is arguably one of the largest fitness movements the world has ever seen. Yancy has compiled his extensive experience from racing, winning and coaching a variety of OCR events into this session. During this workshop, you will enjoy an interactive lecture and hands-on experience that will highlight the history and growth of the sport, and demonstrate OCR-specific training exercises and small-group programming. Understand why and experience how terrain and obstacles are changing the way millions train.

Price: $60
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763

Intro to Handstands and Gymnastics Training

Workshop presented by: Rose Calucchia 4:25–6:15pm

This workshop will cover the fundamentals of handstanding. Whether you have never tried to handstand but always wanted to, or have a freestanding handstand you would like to improve upon, Rose will give you exercises to get you to the next level. You will also learn three core locomotion patterns, mobility moves and basic body-weight skills, separate from the handstand, that help train the body by working on strength, flexibility and motor control, all of which are needed for larger skills, such as the handstand.

Price: $60
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764

Functional Band Training with FMS

Workshop presented by: Diane Vives, MS 4:25–6:15pm

Vector training for directional resistance using bands and cables is a great way to target functional movement. Coach Vives will share key concepts that target mobility, stability and strength. The versatility of band training is more than just building an exercise menu, it's understanding the purpose and good training techniques that will yield the best results. In this session, gain new knowledge in band training and walk away with key functional exercises to train your clients.

Price: $60
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765

Anatomy in Three Dimensions™: Common Shoulder Problems and Solutions

Workshop presented by: Brian Richey 4:25–6:15pm

Build it, move it, train it! Build the muscles of the shoulder joint in clay on a specially designed skeleton from Balanced Body®. Using the Anatomy in Three Dimensions system, you will learn about common shoulder problems and movement solutions in this dynamic workshop. By understanding the structure of the shoulder, you will be better equipped to work with clients who have rotator cuff and other functional imbalances.

Price: $60
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766

The Perfect Website Formula for Fit Pros

Lecture presented by: Ashley Koff, RD Vito LaFata

Don't pay a graphic designer a penny for your website until you see this session! If you want to build a website that sells more of your stuff, or you want to remodel your current website so it's fully automated and bringing you more clients and money, an effective website design is a must! Your website is where people step into your world so you can deliver value to grow your authority, build your list and sell your stuff. You are about to discover a proven system that will teach you all the necessary elements to build your website right the first time! With an easy-to-follow map, learn how to snap all the blocks of your business together, in the right order, to confidently build your website without tech overwhelm so that you don't waste any time, money or energy with websites that don't grow your business.

Price: $60
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767

How to “Better” Assess Your Client’s Nutrition

Lecture presented by: Ashley Koff, RD 4:25–6:15pm

There is no perfect health, no perfect diet nor even perfect nutrition, but there is "better" nutrition and assessing it just got easier for you! Having better nutrition habits means better results, and to help your clients adopt better nutrition habits, you need to better assess your client. In this session, learn nutrition assessment tools you can use daily to determine where your client is and how you can help them get better results.

Price: $60
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768

Energy System Development, Powered by SKLZ®

Lecture presented by: Stefan Underwood 4:25–6:15pm

In this session, we'll explore the physiological basis for programming interval training as a part of your ESD programming. Stefan will also provide a simple and concise system by which to classify and organize your ESD training sessions, ensuring that your client receives the appropriate stimulus at the appropriate time.

Price: $60
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Price: $90
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Sunday, April 8th 8:00am–10:50am (up to 3 CECs/CEUs)
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800

Keiser®: Functional Training for Sport and Life

Workshop presented by: Krista Popowych 8:00–9:50am - Special Time!

Functional training is critical to keeping clients fit and injury free, and weekend warriors and athletes at the top of their game. This session will arm you with the ideal training ground, starting with a systematic approach to functional movement patterning and continuing with an effective training paradigm for sports and day-to-day activities.

Price: $60
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801

BOSU®: Dynamic Integrated Strength

Workshop presented by: Helen Vanderburg 8:00–10:50am

In this evolved body-weight resistance training workshop, experience an integrated approach to creating a stronger body and a new perspective on building strength. Utilizing the unique principles of the BOSU Balance Trainer, you will learn movement complexes to evaluate and build strength with a focus on integrated balance, mobility and stability. Practice these six total-body movement complexes that utilize the core as the center of power and follow the fascial lines of the body to enhance movement skill and performance.

Price: $90
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TriggerPoint™ Assessments to Performance: Mobility as the Foundation for Function

Workshop presented by: Brandon Wagner 8:00–10:50am

Self-myofascial release has been shown to relieve muscle and joint pain, and improve flexibility and range of motion. This 4-hour workshop teaches an advanced approach to SMR by covering fundamental principles of human movement science, including anatomy, joint motion, function and dysfunction, and the art of effective assessments. Participants will walk away with an understanding of movement principles, and hands-on experience coaching and cuing various assessments, along with SMR techniques utilizing the MB5 massage ball to best assist individuals in maximizing their movement patterns.

Price: $90
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803

10 Easy Online Income Streams for Trainers

Lecture presented by: Vito LaFata 8:00–10:50am

The coaching landscape is changing. You can help more people, make more money doing what you love and get paid much more for it when you develop "off-the-floor income" that leverages your expertise and time in ways that will blow your mind once you know it. In this session, Vito will walk you through 10 strategies to add money into your bank account, help your clients get better results, and develop high-end coaching programs and systems that can help you make money when you're off the floor and working anywhere you want, on any schedule you want. Kiss goodbye the limits of location and say hello to making off-the-floor income!

Price: $90
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805

Studio Owner Prep School

Lecture presented by: Ashley Selman, MA 8:00–10:50am

Are you interested in opening your own studio? Are you confident that you have the skills it takes to be successful? With an 81% failure rate of fitness studios in their first 2 years, there is obviously a huge disconnect between trainers who WANT to open their own studio and trainers who are actually PREPARED. To bridge this gap, Ashley has developed a studio owner prep program to help trainers identify and develop the skills that come with studio ownership. In this workshop, you will take a studio owner assessment to see if owning a studio is right for you, and then Ashley will lead you through two critical exercises that are foundational to fitness studio success, yet most studio owners never do them. If opening a studio is a dream of yours, come to this session and ensure you do NOT end up in the 81%!

Price: $90
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Sunday, April 8th 11:00am–1:00pm (Up to 2 CECs/CEUs)
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820

Keiser®: The Triple Training Circuit

Workshop presented by: Krista Popowych 11:00am–1:00pm

Discover a functional training approach that is sure to generate improved strength, power and speed for all your clients. Life doesn’t work in two-count reps, and for that reason it is important to train in a manner that generates speed and strength for peak power and powerful results. Find out how the Keiser Triple Trainer can benefit all ages, all abilities and all sports. Experience Keiser’s triple training circuit with real-world results and benefits.

Price: $60
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821

Insights and Programming for Corporate Wellness Programs

Workshop presented by: Andrew Gavigan 11:00am–1:00pm

Corporate wellness programs are currently being delivered at 44% of U.S. businesses and the opportunities for fitness professionals to add value and earn revenue are abundant. Entering this space might seem inaccessible, but with a few resources and a new perspective you can build a long-lasting career path. This workshop will deliver valuable insights into providing great service and gaining clientele, as well as a practical demonstration of accessible, all-inclusive, team-building workouts. Get the necessary tools to obtain new corporate wellness clients and provide them with a valuable, professional service. As a certified trainer, group exercise instructor and entrepreneur, you won't want to miss this session.

Price: $60
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822

Yoga for Optimal Client Performance

Workshop presented by: Helen Vanderburg 11:00am–1:00pm

This workshop offers personal trainers and instructors a quick and simple way to obtain the benefits of yoga for all clients. By integrating yoga and fascial line movement, your client will experience enhanced mobility, performance and overall wellness. In this session, you will learn easy-to-teach yoga postures, dynamic stretches, and sequences of movements that target trouble areas to release tension, restore mobility and rebalance the body. Come and see how yoga is an incredible tool for optimal training and how you can easily integrate yoga into your clients' programs.

Price: $60
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823

Move Away from Back Pain

Lecture presented by: Chuck Wolf, MS 11:00am–1:00pm

Lower-back pain accounts for more than $90 billion/year in health-related expenses in the United States. Learn how lifestyle and activities of daily living can have adverse reactions that impact the feet, hips and thoracic spine, and consequently on lower-back biomechanics. Attendees will develop functional strategies to improve conditions for problems such as sacroiliac dysfunction, lower-back pain, spinal fusion, scoliosis, spinal stenosis, and the chain reaction upon spinal movements. Learn a regressive-to-progressive approach to improving functional strength so clients with back pain can return to play.

Price: $60
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824

Better Nutrition for Your Aging Clients

Lecture presented by: Ashley Koff, RD 11:00am–1:00pm

Every client is unique, and every client is aging, but any client over 50 also has some things in common that you should know to help them get better results. In this session, we will cover specific nutrition needs for an aging client, what life stage and health issues will impact their nutrition needs, and what are realistic or unrealistic health goals. We will also review case studies and provide ample time for Q&A.

Price: $60
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825

Practice What You Preach: Mindful Self-Care for Personal Trainers

Lecture presented by: Jessica Matthews 11:00am–1:00pm

In order to most optimally serve your clients, it's crucial that you make time to prioritize your own self-care. This session will examine science-based mindfulness practices designed to help you reduce stress and to nourish yourself physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.

Price: $60
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