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IDEA Personal Trainer Institute™ West: The Longest Running Personal Training Educational Event

Highlights

May 2–5, 2013 • Seattle, WA (New to the West Coast)

Training With A Purpose

Experience the must-attend event for professionals who want to stay on top of the fast-paced personal training field. Get the most in-depth, current, focused training you need to get powerful results for your clients. We bring together a limited number of personal trainers with world-class presenters for an intense, interactive experience unlike any other in the industry.

Sessions

All Sessions

100: American Council on Exercise®: Metabolic Training Workshop
Preconference presented by: Mark Kelly, PhD

Thursday, 9:00am-6:00pm
Metabolic training is one of the hottest workout styles today. With the success of popular HIIT programs, it’s no secret that high-intensity drills and movements can help clients shed pounds. And while many trainers know what exercises to do, they may not fully understand the physiological principles that support these training philosophies. Learn strategies to help clients overcome plateaus and achieve weight-loss goals with high-intensity metabolic conditioning. This interactive workshop gives you the tools to deliver those sessions in a safe, effective and fun way that keep your clients coming back for more.

Lunch is on your own (1 hour).

Approved for 0.8 ACE CECs. Continuing education credits from other agencies are pending.

101: Gray Institute: Foundations of Movement Training L / WS
Preconference presented by: Lenny Parracino

Thursday, 9:00am-6:00pm
Gray Institute is pleased to offer a one-of-a-kind training/certification* course. This full-day program comprises individual modules, that when combined will take you, the trainer, on an illuminating journey that shares authentic truths, provides transformational strategies and employs powerful techniques that are sure to enhance the lives of those you touch every day.

*This preconference serves as a preparatory course for the Gray Institute Certification.
Lunch is on your own (1 hour).

CECs are pending.

102: Improving Balance and Mobility Skills in Older Adults L / WS
Preconference presented by: Karen Schlieter, MBA

Thursday, 12:00-6:00pm
In this 6-hour workshop, we will review the systems that contribute to balance and mobility, and the importance of incorporating the principles of functional relevance, challenge and accommodation into your training of older adults. Trainers will learn how to assess balance skills for older-adult clients by administering the Fullerton Advanced Balance Scale, a tool that assesses balance skills for independently functioning older adults. In addition, we’ll introduce the 30’ Walk Test, which is an assessment of mobility. Trainers will experience specific balance and mobility activities that can be easily incorporated into sessions with older adults. Emphasis will also be placed on how to regress or progress an activity’s difficulty based on individual client needs.

This preconference will include two 10-minute breaks.
CECs are pending.

200: TRX® Rip™ Training: Foundations
Workshop presented by: Pete Holman, PT
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 1.40, CI 3.00, NASM 0.30, NCCAP 3.00, NCCPT 0.30, NESTA 0.30, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.30, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block C - Friday, 8:45-11:35am
Get a strong introduction to the essence of this exciting new program. Learn the essential elements of Rip Training, including basic science, foundational movements and exercise progressions and regressions. Plus, experience an intense workout that will provide a great starting point for you and your clients.

201: Successful Small-Group Personal Training
Workshop presented by: Sherri McMillan, MSc
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 1.40, CI 3.00, NASM 0.30, NCCAP 3.00, NCCPT 0.30, NESTA 0.30, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.30, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block C - Friday, 8:45-11:35am
Training two, three or more clients at a time may sound like a good idea and allow you the opportunity to make more money while reaching a whole new market, but how do you pull it off? Learn about the programs, organization and dialogue that will allow you to effectively train more than one client, and review the methods for facilitating a variety of exercises and drills while managing multiple clients.

202: Strengthening the Fascial Lines in 3-D
Workshop presented by: Peter Twist, MSc
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 1.40, CI 3.00, NASM 0.30, NCCAP 3.00, NCCPT 0.30, NESTA 0.30, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.30, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block C - Friday, 8:45-11:35am
This session offers a fresh and innovative approach to analyzing human movement and creates a platform for building next-level strength in 3-D. Discover new-school anatomy to appreciate how connective tissue and muscle interacts to create a structural web capable of massive muscle synergy and strength gains. Experience multidirectional and multiplanar loading challenges that overload the entire infrastructure to create and channel full-spectrum strength.

203: Gray Institute: 3-D Performance Training
Workshop presented by: Lenny Parracino
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 1.40, CI 3.00, NASM 0.30, NCCAP 3.00, NCCPT 0.30, NESTA 0.30, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.30, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block C - Friday, 8:45-11:35am
Join the Gray Institute for an in-depth look at 3-D functional training for everyday life. From weekend warriors to professional athletes to soccer moms, you’ll learn how to design comprehensive programs for performance and function for any level or need. By leveraging the principles and strategies of Applied Functional Science™, you'll walk away with an unlimited toolbox of techniques you can use to enhance your performance training programs.

204: The Facts on Fascia (Full)
Workshop presented by: Sue Hitzmann, MS
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 1.40, CI 3.00, NASM 0.30, NCCAP 3.00, NCCPT 0.30, NESTA 0.30, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.30, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block C - Friday, 8:45-11:35am
What role does fascia (connective tissue) play beyond the myofascial layer? Discover the relationship between the connective tissue and the nervous systems and how to access this neurofascial system to improve alignment and performance. Learn how to help your body's support system stay integrated, mobile and fluid for a lifetime. If you are curious about how to sustain your form and function for years to come and improve your client’s results, this enlightening workshop is for you.

205: ACE®: Advanced Concepts and Methods for Endurance Training
Workshop presented by: Mark Kelly, PhD
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 1.40, CI 3.00, NASM 0.30, NCCAP 3.00, NCCPT 0.30, NESTA 0.30, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.30, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block C - Friday, 8:45-11:35am
This session will cover various ways to monitor intensity, and how to structure training programs to specifically fit client goals and metabolic profiles. Specific biomechanics and techniques will be demonstrated for running, as well as methods to increase economy and power output. The use of new technology to improve your training will be explored. Some old myths have been destroyed by modern research and this cutting-edge presentation will discuss how to put this knowledge directly into practice. Participants are encouraged to wear athletic clothing and running shoes. Please bring a pair of minimalist shoes if you have them (optional).

206: Postrehabilitation for Spinal Conditions (Full)
Lecture presented by: Brian Richey
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 2.80, CI 3.00, NASM 0.30, NCCAP 3.00, NCCPT 0.30, NESTA 0.30, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.30, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block C - Friday, 8:45-11:35am
We will examine the clinical anatomy and pathology of common and not-so-common spinal injuries, including disc herniations, stenosis, spondylolisthesis, spinal fusion and sciatica. We’ll then outline specific protocols and strategies for each injury and discuss the reason for the exercises chosen (all within scope of practice). The foundations of spinal stabilization exercises, as well as their progressions and regressions, will also be explored.

Thursday

100: American Council on Exercise®: Metabolic Training Workshop
Preconference presented by: Mark Kelly, PhD

Thursday, 9:00am-6:00pm
Metabolic training is one of the hottest workout styles today. With the success of popular HIIT programs, it’s no secret that high-intensity drills and movements can help clients shed pounds. And while many trainers know what exercises to do, they may not fully understand the physiological principles that support these training philosophies. Learn strategies to help clients overcome plateaus and achieve weight-loss goals with high-intensity metabolic conditioning. This interactive workshop gives you the tools to deliver those sessions in a safe, effective and fun way that keep your clients coming back for more.

Lunch is on your own (1 hour).

Approved for 0.8 ACE CECs. Continuing education credits from other agencies are pending.

101: Gray Institute: Foundations of Movement Training L / WS
Preconference presented by: Lenny Parracino

Thursday, 9:00am-6:00pm
Gray Institute is pleased to offer a one-of-a-kind training/certification* course. This full-day program comprises individual modules, that when combined will take you, the trainer, on an illuminating journey that shares authentic truths, provides transformational strategies and employs powerful techniques that are sure to enhance the lives of those you touch every day.

*This preconference serves as a preparatory course for the Gray Institute Certification.
Lunch is on your own (1 hour).

CECs are pending.

102: Improving Balance and Mobility Skills in Older Adults L / WS
Preconference presented by: Karen Schlieter, MBA

Thursday, 12:00-6:00pm
In this 6-hour workshop, we will review the systems that contribute to balance and mobility, and the importance of incorporating the principles of functional relevance, challenge and accommodation into your training of older adults. Trainers will learn how to assess balance skills for older-adult clients by administering the Fullerton Advanced Balance Scale, a tool that assesses balance skills for independently functioning older adults. In addition, we’ll introduce the 30’ Walk Test, which is an assessment of mobility. Trainers will experience specific balance and mobility activities that can be easily incorporated into sessions with older adults. Emphasis will also be placed on how to regress or progress an activity’s difficulty based on individual client needs.

This preconference will include two 10-minute breaks.
CECs are pending.

Friday

200: TRX® Rip™ Training: Foundations
Workshop presented by: Pete Holman, PT
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 1.40, CI 3.00, NASM 0.30, NCCAP 3.00, NCCPT 0.30, NESTA 0.30, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.30, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block C - Friday, 8:45-11:35am
Get a strong introduction to the essence of this exciting new program. Learn the essential elements of Rip Training, including basic science, foundational movements and exercise progressions and regressions. Plus, experience an intense workout that will provide a great starting point for you and your clients.

201: Successful Small-Group Personal Training
Workshop presented by: Sherri McMillan, MSc
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 1.40, CI 3.00, NASM 0.30, NCCAP 3.00, NCCPT 0.30, NESTA 0.30, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.30, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block C - Friday, 8:45-11:35am
Training two, three or more clients at a time may sound like a good idea and allow you the opportunity to make more money while reaching a whole new market, but how do you pull it off? Learn about the programs, organization and dialogue that will allow you to effectively train more than one client, and review the methods for facilitating a variety of exercises and drills while managing multiple clients.

202: Strengthening the Fascial Lines in 3-D
Workshop presented by: Peter Twist, MSc
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 1.40, CI 3.00, NASM 0.30, NCCAP 3.00, NCCPT 0.30, NESTA 0.30, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.30, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block C - Friday, 8:45-11:35am
This session offers a fresh and innovative approach to analyzing human movement and creates a platform for building next-level strength in 3-D. Discover new-school anatomy to appreciate how connective tissue and muscle interacts to create a structural web capable of massive muscle synergy and strength gains. Experience multidirectional and multiplanar loading challenges that overload the entire infrastructure to create and channel full-spectrum strength.

203: Gray Institute: 3-D Performance Training
Workshop presented by: Lenny Parracino
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 1.40, CI 3.00, NASM 0.30, NCCAP 3.00, NCCPT 0.30, NESTA 0.30, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.30, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block C - Friday, 8:45-11:35am
Join the Gray Institute for an in-depth look at 3-D functional training for everyday life. From weekend warriors to professional athletes to soccer moms, you’ll learn how to design comprehensive programs for performance and function for any level or need. By leveraging the principles and strategies of Applied Functional Science™, you'll walk away with an unlimited toolbox of techniques you can use to enhance your performance training programs.

204: The Facts on Fascia (Full)
Workshop presented by: Sue Hitzmann, MS
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 1.40, CI 3.00, NASM 0.30, NCCAP 3.00, NCCPT 0.30, NESTA 0.30, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.30, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block C - Friday, 8:45-11:35am
What role does fascia (connective tissue) play beyond the myofascial layer? Discover the relationship between the connective tissue and the nervous systems and how to access this neurofascial system to improve alignment and performance. Learn how to help your body's support system stay integrated, mobile and fluid for a lifetime. If you are curious about how to sustain your form and function for years to come and improve your client’s results, this enlightening workshop is for you.

205: ACE®: Advanced Concepts and Methods for Endurance Training
Workshop presented by: Mark Kelly, PhD
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 1.40, CI 3.00, NASM 0.30, NCCAP 3.00, NCCPT 0.30, NESTA 0.30, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.30, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block C - Friday, 8:45-11:35am
This session will cover various ways to monitor intensity, and how to structure training programs to specifically fit client goals and metabolic profiles. Specific biomechanics and techniques will be demonstrated for running, as well as methods to increase economy and power output. The use of new technology to improve your training will be explored. Some old myths have been destroyed by modern research and this cutting-edge presentation will discuss how to put this knowledge directly into practice. Participants are encouraged to wear athletic clothing and running shoes. Please bring a pair of minimalist shoes if you have them (optional).

206: Postrehabilitation for Spinal Conditions (Full)
Lecture presented by: Brian Richey
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 2.80, CI 3.00, NASM 0.30, NCCAP 3.00, NCCPT 0.30, NESTA 0.30, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.30, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block C - Friday, 8:45-11:35am
We will examine the clinical anatomy and pathology of common and not-so-common spinal injuries, including disc herniations, stenosis, spondylolisthesis, spinal fusion and sciatica. We’ll then outline specific protocols and strategies for each injury and discuss the reason for the exercises chosen (all within scope of practice). The foundations of spinal stabilization exercises, as well as their progressions and regressions, will also be explored.

207: Book Yourself Solid
Lecture presented by: Shannon Fable
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 2.80, CI 3.00, NASM 0.30, NCCAP 3.00, NCCPT 0.30, NESTA 0.30, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.30, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block C - Friday, 8:45-11:35am
Whether you love it or hate it, marketing and sales are crucial if you plan to turn your passion into a sustainable fitness career. Book Yourself Solid is a trusted, easy-to-follow system that helps you find your ideal clients and understand why they buy. Learn how to become famous in your field so your reputation markets for you, and how to stay top-of-mind with past clients so they keep coming back. See how you can increase your sales by over 43% in the first year!

208: Stress, Cortisol and Obesity
Lecture presented by: Len Kravitz, PhD
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 2.80, CI 3.00, NASM 0.30, NCCAP 3.00, NCCPT 0.30, NESTA 0.30, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.30, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block C - Friday, 8:45-11:35am
One of the hottest health and fitness topics is the relationship between cortisol and obesity. This scrupulously researched presentation will discuss stress and its significance to bodily function, the importance of cortisol, and the potential link between cortisol, stress and visceral obesity. Trainers will get the BEST evidence-based and researched aerobic and resistance training programs for their clients to achieve significant success in the weight loss battle. New research on fat burners and the science of dieting will also be presented.

209: Balanced Body®: Anatomy in Three Dimensions™
Lecture / Workshop presented by: Nora St. John, MS
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 2.10, CI 3.00, NASM 0.30, NCCAP 3.00, NCCPT 0.30, NESTA 0.30, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.30, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block C - Friday, 8:45-11:35am
Gain a deeper understanding of the structure and function of the muscles and joints of the core in this hands-on workshop. Build the body from the inside out using clay and a specially designed skeleton. Together we will build the diaphragm, the deep spinal muscles and erector spinae (the pelvic floor), and the abdominals in order to provide you with a clear understanding of the relationship of the inner unit muscles and their importance in functional training.

Saturday

300: TRX®: Training for Performance and Durability
Workshop presented by: Fraser Quelch
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 1.40, CI 3.00, NASM 0.30, NCCAP 3.00, NCCPT 0.30, NESTA 0.30, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.00, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block F - Saturday, 8:45-11:35am
Suspension Training® is being utilized in every realm of training, from elite military and professional sports to fitness and rehabilitation. Learn how these top professionals integrate Suspension Training principles and techniques to maximize performance and durability, and how you can apply these tactics for your clients.

301: 3-D Strength Training: Advanced Application!
Workshop presented by: Derek Vandenbrink, MA
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 1.40, CI 3.00, NASM 0.30, NCCAP 3.00, NCCPT 0.30, NESTA 0.30, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.30, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block F - Saturday, 8:45-11:35am
Three-dimensional strength training is dynamic, outcome based and an extremely effective way to increase strength and function for all types of clientele. Discover the functional anatomy, integrated biomechanics, and the multiple elements of 3-D movement design and exercise programming. Walk away with an understanding of how to progress 3-D strength training and how to make 3-D strength training work in your environment with your clients!

302: Perform at the Speed of Life
Workshop presented by: Peter Twist, MSc
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 1.40, CI 3.00, NASM 0.30, NCCAP 3.00, NCCPT 0.30, NESTA 0.30, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.30, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block F - Saturday, 8:45-11:35am
Inspire clients to continually enhance their human machine as they age. Expand your training to include a long-term strategy that continues to push traditional performance boundaries. Create world-class workouts using an easy-to-implement design formula that captures the essence of science, methodology and exercise selection. Leave with practical program design solutions that have real-life application for training anyone who aspires to live life in high gear!

303: Gray Institute: Assessment and Solutions for the Hip
Workshop presented by: Lenny Parracino
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 1.40, CI 3.00, NASM 0.30, NCCAP 3.00, NCCPT 0.30, NESTA 0.30, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.30, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block F - Saturday, 8:45-11:35am
This hands-on workshop will address the functional anatomy of the hip and explore useful assessment techniques that fitness professionals can successfully use to determine the action of the hip and its chain reaction throughout the whole body. Gain an understanding of the expected biomechanical reactions of movement and some of the common compensations through these assessment tools. Trainers will view movement from an entirely different perspective and develop a new thought process for program design and exercise prescription.

304: Super Flexibility Highways
Workshop presented by: Chuck Wolf, MS
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 1.40, CI 3.00, NASM 0.30, NCCAP 3.00, NCCPT 0.30, NESTA 0.30, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.30, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block F - Saturday, 8:45-11:35am
This workshop blends the information from two popular presentations. Super Flexibility Highways examines the six integrated chain relationships to attain optimal function and performance. This lecture/workshop will explore the regional body relationships that exist to promote integrated flexibility and performance. Strategic movement pattern progressions will enhance the proprioception of the soft tissue to maintain strength within each of the six Flexibility Highways and enrich movement performance.

305: Functional Posture and Core Exercises for the Aging Spine (Full)
Workshop presented by: Shari Kalkstein
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 1.40, CI 3.00, NASM 0.30, NCCAP 3.00, NCCPT 0.30, NESTA 0.30, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.30, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block F - Saturday, 8:45-11:35am
Gain insight and understanding into some of the physical changes that occur in the spines of older adults. Several degenerative conditions, along with osteoporosis, will be briefly discussed along with how to address them through appropriate/safe posture and abdominal/core strengthening exercises. Actual exercises performed by adults over 70 will be viewed and discussed, followed by a lab where attendees will practice what they have learned so that they can adopt and adapt the exercises for their clients back home.

306: Metabolic Conditioning: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly!
Lecture presented by: Len Kravitz, PhD
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 2.80, CI 3.00, NASM 0.30, NCCAP 3.00, NCCPT 0.30, NESTA 0.30, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.30, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block F - Saturday, 8:45-11:35am
Join Len for a multimedia comprehensive review of the metabolic and physiological processes that drive physical exercise and athletic performance. Scientific studies will be presented showing how the body adapts to cardiovascular and anaerobic training. Several myths and misconceptions about fat burning, muscle acidosis, metabolic stress, extreme conditioning and substrate utilization will be presented. Every personal trainer will leave with four research-based cardiovascular and four evidence-based anaerobic training programs. Don’t miss this lecture!

307: Progressing Beginning Clients
Lecture presented by: Tom Purvis, PT
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 2.80, CI 3.00, NASM 0.30, NCCAP 3.00, NCCPT 0.30, NESTA 0.30, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.30, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block F - Saturday, 8:45-11:35am
Examine the vital principles and practical realities for progressing beginners in an industry that tends to scare off new exercisers. In this enlightening session, you will learn to create exercise experiences that are focused on client-sensitive progression for activities that are intended to improve gait, balance, strength and functional capacity. The strategies and insights gained from this session will help you to work with any new exerciser who seeks your services.

308: The Six-Figure Marketing Plan
Lecture presented by: Vito LaFata
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 2.80, CI 3.00, NASM 0.30, NCCAP 3.00, NCCPT 0.30, NESTA 0.30, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.30, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block F - Saturday, 8:45-11:35am
Without a consistent marketing strategy and plan you could end up scrambling month to month and year to year, never getting ahead in your business. Stop the madness! In this session, we will introduce four basic elements that should exist in your marketing strategy. In addition, we’ll talk about the two offers you must make every month to grow your business, how to generate leads, and the only marketing plan template you will ever need.

309: Corrective Exercise Programming
Lecture presented by: Anthony Carey, MA
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 2.80, CI 3.00, NASM 0.30, NCCAP 3.00, NCCPT 0.30, NESTA 0.30, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.30, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block F - Saturday, 8:45-11:35am
Truly effective corrective exercise programming creates positive changes in how your clients move and feel through biomechanical, physiological and neurological mechanisms. Developing a strategic sequencing of exercises maximizes the body’s receptivity to change and creates an optimal motor-learning environment. This lecture will assist you in developing a framework for maximizing the impact of your corrective exercise intervention for long-term, powerful change.

Sunday

400: Lebert Fitness: Cool Tools and Programming for Boot Camps and Small-Group Training
Workshop presented by: Marc Lebert
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 0.90, CI 2.00, NASM 0.20, NCCAP 1.50, NCCPT 0.20, NESTA 0.20, NPI 2.00, NSCA 0.15, NSPA 2.00, PTAG 2.00

Time Block J - Sunday, 8:00-9:50am
This session is sure to keep your small-group training and boot camp sessions fresh, fun and challenging! Everything from agility and mobility drills, compound body-weight movements, unique unilateral rowing and manual resistance exercises, partner training, athletic conditioning drill sequences, unique class programming and more! Your toolbox will be full after this one! This session features the Lebert Equalizer™ and Buddy System™.

401: Train to Play With Dynamax® Medicine Balls
Workshop presented by: Laura Cisneros
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 0.90, CI 2.00, NASM 0.20, NCCAP 2.00, NCCPT 0.20, NESTA 0.20, NPI 2.00, NSCA 0.20, NSPA 2.00, PTAG 2.00

Time Block J - Sunday, 8:00-9:50am
Prepare your weekend warrior clients for any competitive event utilizing the Dynamax Medicine Ball, the tool to use for high-performance training. This high-velocity movement-based training will help your clients develop true athleticism by activating and integrating the 10 physical skills: cardiovascular endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, speed, power, balance, accuracy, agility and coordination.

402: Smart Programming for Peri- and Post- Menopausal Women
Workshop presented by: Hayley Hollander
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 0.90, CI 2.00, NASM 0.20, NCCAP 2.00, NCCPT 0.20, NESTA 0.20, NPI 2.00, NSCA 0.20, NSPA 2.00, PTAG 2.00

Time Block J - Sunday, 8:00-9:50am
Are you reaching out to one of the biggest populations seeking the help of fitness professionals today: women between the ages of 40 and 60? Many of them are experiencing perimenopausal or pos™enopausal symptoms such as mood changes, weight gain and a decrease in energy levels. Learn the causes for these symptoms and how they affect the exercise prescription.

403: TPPT: Cold Myofascial Compression Techniques for Recovery
Workshop presented by: Cassidy Phillips
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 0.90, CI 2.00, NASM 0.20, NCCAP 2.00, NCCPT 0.20, NESTA 0.20, NPI 2.00, NSCA 0.20, NSPA 2.00, PTAG 2.00

Time Block J - Sunday, 8:00-9:50am
Experience the benefits of cryotherapy with MCT for enhanced recovery and regeneration. Introducing cold compression with range of motion immediately after exercise will decrease the negative effects of inflammation and in turn, reduce muscle soreness and muscle spasms for any level of athlete. If used appropriately for injury, the cold sensation can override the pain sensation (pain gate theory) and prevent the development of future muscle imbalances.

404: New Insights Into Chronic Pain
Lecture presented by: Sue Hitzmann, MS
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.80, CI 2.00, NASM 0.20, NCCAP 2.00, NCCPT 0.20, NESTA 0.20, NPI 2.00, NSCA 0.20, NSPA 2.00, PTAG 2.00

Time Block J - Sunday, 8:00-9:50am
How can you help clients reduce chronic pain and remain active? What strategies are needed to intervene so pain doesn't become chronic? Understanding the difference between acute, chronic and sudden chronic pain allows you to better reduce healing time and risk of injury, and build strategies to keep your clients out of the chronic pain cycle. Find out more about the root causes of pain and the new science behind how to reduce and even eliminate chronic pain with Hands-Off Bodywork™.

405: Movement Training for Special Populations (Full)
Lecture presented by: Chuck Wolf, MS
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.80, CI 2.00, NASM 0.20, NCCAP 2.00, NCCPT 0.20, NESTA 0.20, NPI 2.00, NSCA 0.20, NSPA 2.00, PTAG 2.00

Time Block J - Sunday, 8:00-9:50am
Examine how movement patterns are functionally integrated and the considerations one must be cognizant of when working with specific populations. This session will examine functional anatomy, and the body’s reaction and compensations to movement for various populations from the sedentary to chronic disorders such as back, shoulder and knee problems. Attendees will begin to understand functional anatomy and the compensations people develop that may contribute to chronic conditions.

406: Nutrition Basics and Nutrient Timing: What All Fitness Professionals Should Know
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.80, CI 2.00, NASM 0.20, NCCAP 2.00, NCCPT 0.20, NESTA 0.20, NPI 2.00, NSCA 0.20, NSPA 2.00, PTAG 2.00

Time Block J - Sunday, 8:00-9:50am
Learn important nutrition basics and how they pertain to body fat reduction and changes in muscle mass. Get practical strategies and evidence-based approaches that will help you help your clients to maximize their exercise potential and recover from strenuous activities. Walk away with a greater understanding of nutrient timing and specific nutritional requirements that will benefit you and your clients.

410: Body-Leverage Training: No Equipment? No Problem!
Workshop presented by: Mike Bracko, EdD
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 0.90, CI 2.00, NASM 0.20, NCCAP 2.00, NCCPT 0.20, NESTA 0.20, NPI 2.00, NSCA 0.20, NSPA 2.00, PTAG 2.00

Time Block K - Sunday, 10:05-11:55am
Awaken a new dimension of training as you explore the research and practical applications of body-leverage training. Walk away with the latest research on the best techniques to perform push-ups, core training, leg strength/plyometrics and partner resistance training. Then dive deeper into periodization using body-leverage training for enhanced strength, power and endurance. Your clients will think you're a rock star when you present them with a scorching workout using only body weight.

411: Injury-Free Weekend Warriors Over 40!
Workshop presented by: Brett Klika
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 0.90, CI 2.00, NASM 0.20, NCCAP 2.00, NCCPT 0.20, NESTA 0.20, NPI 2.00, NSCA 0.20, NSPA 2.00, PTAG 2.00

Time Block K - Sunday, 10:05-11:55am
Weekend warriors of all ages want to get faster and stronger, without getting injured. Adult league sport participants have specific demands due to varying fitness levels, physiological age and limited training time. Learn 20 drills you can use with this crowd to improve performance, decrease injury and create a training environment that will keep them coming back! In addition, you'll learn five strategies to build and create relationships with adult leagues and teams.

412: Pace-Push-Power-Play!
Workshop presented by: Amy Dixon
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 0.90, CI 2.00, NASM 0.20, NCCAP 2.00, NCCPT 0.20, NESTA 0.20, NPI 2.00, NSCA 0.20, NSPA 2.00, PTAG 2.00

Time Block K - Sunday, 10:05-11:55am
Elevate your current fitness routine and go for the gold in this down-and-dirty interval format. Utilizing compound movements that focus on power, agility and strength, this class will ignite your metabolism and train your body to burn calories at its optimum level. The progressive nature of the Pace-Push-Power-Play system is a smart and effective way to raise your intensity and elevate your fitness.
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