2015 IDEA Personal Trainer Institute™ West Sessions
715: Hurricane TrainingBurn Fat, Build Muscle
Workout presented by: Martin Rooney
Time Block G2 - Saturday, 12:30-1:45pmMetabolic training is a misunderstood and abused form of training today. As people make the leap from classic forms of aerobic training, metabolic training is becoming a free-for-all involving high quantities of low quality work. Since metabolic training can be a great way to burn fat and build muscle, it must be better understood. In this workout, world-renowned trainer Martin Rooney will explain and demonstrate his incredibly versatile signature workout. Come and experience the power and excitement of the Hurricane.
716: Blast Your Abs, Glutes and CoreA Big HIIT With Your Clients
Workout presented by: Peter Twist, MSc
Time Block G2 - Saturday, 12:30-1:45pmTHE workout for every BODY! Most clients want ripped abs and strong glutes. They also want to be supremely fit. You can now give them bothappearance gains and performance outcomes. Blast your core and glutes with methods that ignite the metabolic process and harness a sweat producing full body workout. The drills shown in this HIIT-style workout will check the abs and butt column on your clients wish list, while helping the body to function better in life and sport.
717: NASM®: Mindless to MindfulSimple Solutions to Improve Dietary Behaviors
Lecture presented by: Fabio Comana, MA, MS
Time Block G2 - Saturday, 12:30-1:45pmFor clients striving to lose weight, diet and exercise are typically viewed as the needed ingredients to achieve success, yet both generally imply less than enjoyable experiences. Emerging research reveals simpler and easier approaches that boost self-efficacy, adherence and success that transcend beyond individual factors to include environmental influencers. Join this session to learn simple strategies that deliver game-changing results. These approaches will serve as your foundational platform to successful exercise and dietary programs for weight loss.
718: 17 Social Media Tips for Your Fitness Career
Lecture presented by: Amanda Vogel, MA
Time Block G2 - Saturday, 12:30-1:45pmSocial media can be fun, but its also a necessary tool for promoting your fitness brand, services and classes, and for building a loyal community of followers. Join Amanda, the social media voice behind some of the industrys top fitness brands, and discover 17 simple (but underused) tips and tricks for instantly making your social media marketing quicker, easier and more effective on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more.
720: TRX®: Multimodality High Intensity Circuits
Workshop presented by: Dan McDonogh
Time Block H - Saturday, 2:00-4:50pmCan TRX training improve your kettlebell technique? Help your Olympic lifts? Increase your performance regardless of the modality you use? In this advanced session, apply key TRX training principles to multimodality circuits and experience how to build high intensity intervals using strong focused movements the TRX way. This is the safest and most effective high intensity interval training approach youve ever seen!
721: Re-Shaping Youth Fitness
Time Block H - Saturday, 2:00-4:50pmThe physical inactivity of our youth is becoming one of our biggest concerns for future health care. Resources for assessing, programming and engaging youngsters are scarce and often outdated. In this hands-on workshop, learn updated, researched, time-tested strategies on how to assess, program and create a fun, dynamic exercise atmosphere for youngsters. Leave with over 15 new assessment, skill and drill progressions to use in an easy to follow framework with application to physical education, personal training, youth classes and sports teams.
722: Surge™: Reactive Resistance Training
Workshop presented by: Casey Stutzman
Time Block H - Saturday, 2:00-4:50pmThis action packed workshop will teach you innovative movement patterns that require top-down instability the way it happens in life. Imagine a firefighter holding a surging hose, a parent holding a wiggling toddler, or an MMA fighter breaking a hold. The Surge harnesses the physics of quickly changing fluid dynamics to replicate unstable demands on the body and creates incredible think-react muscle actions. Learn the techniques, methods and overload principles to orchestrate reactive stability exercises that challenge even your fittest clients.
723: Training the Baby Boomer
Time Block H - Saturday, 2:00-4:50pmEvery 7 seconds someone in America turns 50, and many are experiencing injury, pain and poor health. Not only do they need YOU, but many have the means to pay for your services. In this session, we will explain how Boomers need to be approached differently (physically and psychologically) from other clients. Well examine the risk–reward of popular exercises, and finally trainers will see how fun this client can be to train. Walk away with a whole new perspective on training Boomers and how to tap into this lucrative market.
724: TriggerPoint™: Myofascial Compression™ Techniques for Injury Prevention and Better Movement
Time Block H - Saturday, 2:00-4:50pmInjuries occur due to the muscles inability to tolerate the demands placed upon them. See how you can make an impact on your clients biomechanical function and injury profile with Myofascial Compression Techniques (MCT). Developed by Cassidy Phillips, this method was created to provide an advanced approach to myofascial release. MCT improves the bodys ability to move efficiently as an integrated unit, thus preventing injury and preparing the body to perform at its best. Unlock your body and release with MCTs step-by-step program.
725: Gray Institute: Assessment and Programming for the Spine ComplexA Global to Local Approach
Workshop presented by: Lenny Parracino
Time Block H - Saturday, 2:00-4:50pmAs movement professionals we strive for efficient, optimal performance. But what happens when movement creates negative reactions? We cant improve what we dont assess. This workshop will provide you with more than just a series of techniques to memorize. Instead, learn a process to empower assessment individuality for all populations. Although we will assess the whole with live examples, we will emphasize the spine (core) complex. Be prepared to move and practice assessments and program strategies!
633: Gluteus to the MaxUltimate Glute Training
Time Block E - Friday, 4:05-5:55pmGlute training goes way beyond just squats and dead lifts. The smallest variation, such as foot position, degree of knee bend and strength curve, can completely change the outcome of the exercise. In this session, well dissect how to train the glutes, understanding the finer intricacies of the posterior chain. Everything from hypertrophy to load vectors to planes of motion, no stone will be left unturned. Then we will finish off the session with the ultimate butt-blasting workout!
634: TriggerPoint™: GRID® Lock
Time Block E - Friday, 4:05-5:55pmAre you ready to ramp up your core training? Confused about how core training is different from abdominal training? Get on the GRID and discover integrated movements that strengthen and stabilize the entire core (including the erector spinae, glutes, abdominals and obliques). Then, learn exactly how to coach your clients through this comprehensive core training session. Walk away with the tools you need to help anyone create a stronger core, boost agility and increase flexibility, all while improving your clients back health.
635: Golf Mechanics and Functional Corrections
Workshop presented by: Chuck Wolf, MS
Time Block E - Friday, 4:05-5:55pmUnderstanding the interaction between the lower extremity and the upper extremity in a golf stroke is important to developing a safe and effective functional golf training program. Analyzing functional integrated movement patterns of the legs and core can identify improper swing techniques, and with functional corrections, can enhance the golf stroke. This session will show you how to analyze core and lower and upper extremity faults, as well as explore methods for correction and functional integrated stretching. Reduce the risk of injury and trim strokes off your clients score.
636: Capturing the 55+ MarketStrategies for Explosive Growth!
Lecture presented by: Cody Sipe, PhD
Time Block E - Friday, 4:05-5:55pmThe 55+ age group is the fastest growing in the world and in the fitness industry. Learn how to capitalize on this tremendous opportunity that 95% of trainers are passing up. This session will teach you the key characteristics of these potential clients, effective marketing strategies, essential training techniques, and much more. Learn how to build a unique, successful business that is poised for explosive growth. This session is for independent trainers and business owners alike.
637: The R7 Approach to Program Design
Lecture presented by: Mike Robertson, MS
Time Block E - Friday, 4:05-5:55pmAs a personal trainer, you probably write numerous programs every week. But the question becomes, do you have a streamlined system? Mikes R7 approach (release, reset, readiness, reactive, resistance, resiliency and recovery) is a step-by-step process you can use to successfully design fitness programs for everyone. Not only will you be able to write programs faster and more efficiently, but theyll be well rounded and fun for your clients.
638: Anatomy in Three Dimensions™: Fascia and Movement by Balanced Body®
Lecture / Workshop presented by: Nora St. John, MS
Time Block E - Friday, 4:05-5:55pmUse the Anatomy in Three Dimensions system to understand the relationship between muscles, fascia and movement in this illuminating presentation. Fascia and its role in movement is an emerging field with lots of interesting (and conflicting) insights being presented. We will build the fascial structure in clay and look at how it shapes and is shaped by movement, myofascial release work and training.
733: Fitness Games for Small-Group Training
Time Block I - Saturday, 5:05-6:35pmTransform the exercise experience to transform lives. Restore the playful and social elements to physical challenge and observe how attitudes, feelings and beliefs about exercise become more positive. Participants will sense a powerful connection to you and to each other through combining positive emotion and movement.
734: SGT. Kens Equalizer™ Challenge: Operation Shock and Awe™
Workshop presented by: Sergeant Ken Weichert
Time Block I - Saturday, 5:05-6:35pmExperience the highly effective interval training techniques practiced by the U.S. military. Complete with metabolic conditioning drills and Lebert Fitness Equalizer and Buddy System™ challenges, you will experience relentless fitness games, partner assisted exercises and fitness challenges, all designed to help you find the warrior within. Over 500,000 soldiers have used SGT. Kens program to prepare for combat! Trainers will perform the complete workout, followed by a lecture on program preparation and implementation. This program is designed for outdoor or indoor use.
735: Fabulously 40 and Holding On!
Lecture presented by: Krista Popowych
Time Block I - Saturday, 5:05-6:35pmIts no secret that 40 is the new 30. In this session, we will discuss some of the challenges that the 40+ female faces, including a battle with fat cells, a changing body, and everyday life responsibilities. Learn how to effectively work with this clientele to help them feel better and look great. Armed with a better understanding of the female client and with a focus on results, your clients will be back for moreplus theyll tell all their friends! Good for their bodies and good for your business too!
736: Eating for LongevityA Seasonal Approach
Lecture presented by: Teri Mosey, PhD
Time Block I - Saturday, 5:05-6:35pmDo you ever find that you get a cold at the same time each year? Or experience certain physical symptoms, say as the spring season is arriving? Ancient healing philosophies state that our bodies are attuned to our external environment, the seasons of the earth and the cycles of the sun. This session will explore the characteristics of each season and its link to our physiology, and discuss practical food choices, preparation techniques and recipe suggestions to remain in harmony with nature and enhance our well-being.
737: Connect and Engage With Your Small-Group Clients
Lecture presented by: Martin Rooney
Time Block I - Saturday, 5:05-6:35pmIn this thought provoking lecture, Martin will deliver information you need to succeed in the growing fitness trend of microgyms and small-group training sessions. Martin will cover the eight essential paradigms he uses to successfully train thousands of clients. This presentation will address important and commonly overlooked training concepts like coaching, leadership and session architecture, while teaching you how to increase client consistency, community, retention and, most importantly, results.
738: NASM®: Prep and RecoveryNew Ideas in Programming Success
Lecture presented by: Fabio Comana, MA, MS
Time Block I - Saturday, 5:05-6:35pmA prepared body leaves little to chance. A recovered body gets results. Gain the upper hand on your competition by learning how to effectively include key physiological, nutritional and stress-monitoring strategies to transform fat to fit. From corrective techniques, movement preparation and nutrition, to muscle building, rest and monitoring client recovery, this workshop will provide you with the knowledge and abilities to implement these ideas into all programs.
800: SGT. Kens SandRope™ Crash Course: Operation Maximum Load™ Powered by Hyperwear®
Workshop presented by: Sergeant Ken Weichert
Time Block J - Sunday, 8:00-9:50amExperience the highly effective physical fitness training techniques practiced by the U.S. military. Complete with metabolic conditioning drills and newly featured SandRope exercises, this program will cause you to work every muscle in your body while performing rope training like never before! SGT. Ken will lead you through the same muscle targeting techniques used to prepare soldiers for combat. This session includes take away materials aiding in boot camp structuring and movement prescription.
801: Balanced Body®: Essential Exercises for the Lower Back
Workshop presented by: Nora St. John, MS
Time Block J - Sunday, 8:00-9:50amIf you are training clients, chances are you are working with a client with low back pain. This workshop will cover the common causes of lower back pain, key training principles for different conditions and essential exercises to use in small-group, private or in-home sessions. You will come away with a clear plan for working with clients with this common condition.
802: TriggerPoint™: Myofascial Compression™ Techniques for Multisport Training
Time Block J - Sunday, 8:00-9:50amLearn the Myofascial Compression Techniques (MCT) used by many of the best triathletes in the world to stay injury free. Whether its running, swimming or cycling, improper biomechanics will ultimately lead to lack of tissue tolerance and eventually, injury. Examine the simple foundations of hydration, movement and MCT to restore normal tissue mobility and eliminate the opportunity for overuse injuries.
803: What You Dont Know About Fascia Is Hurting Your Clients
Lecture presented by: Sue Hitzmann, MS
Time Block J - Sunday, 8:00-9:50amEmerging research on fascia, the bodywide, three-dimensional connective tissue system, reveals information every trainer needs to get the best results for their clients. Join Sue Hitzmann, a founding member of the Fascial Research Society, for an in-depth look at this dynamic collagen system. Learn how recent discoveries apply to functional, loading and explosive exercises and sports-specific training. Discover how fascia (not just the myofascia) is involved in movement, pain, aging and overall well-being, both on the micro and macro level.
804: The Physiology of Heart Rate Variability and Overtraining
Time Block J - Sunday, 8:00-9:50amHeart rate variability (HRV) is a noninvasive assessment of the autonomic regulation of heart rate in real life conditions. It can be used for the assessment of autonomic changes associated with endurance training in exercise and high performance training. HRV can be used as a diagnostic marker of overreaching and overtraining, with overtraining described as an imbalance between training load and recovery that requires several weeks for full recovery.
810: The New Evolution of Core Training
Time Block K - Sunday, 10:05-11:55amThere is no topic more misunderstood in the fitness world than core training. With a variety of conflicting ideas surrounding spinal flexion, bracing versus hollowing, and rotation versus antirotation, its no wonder there is so much confusion. Scott will clear it up for you and teach you how to train the core based on science and proper biomechanics. Youll leave with an entirely new system of training the core that will blow your clients away on Monday.
811: NASM®: Brain FitnessBuilding Mental Muscle
Workshop presented by: Fabio Comana, MA, MS
Time Block K - Sunday, 10:05-11:55amThe positive relationship between exercise and mental function is well documented. This enlightening session introduces the basic physiology of brain function and how aging and mental degeneration can affect you and your clients. Well explore how exercise and brain fitness drills build mental muscle and stimulate brain function to improve many parameters of mental performance. Youll discover drills that inspire overall transformation, thereby helping your clients to build positive emotions and attitudes toward exercise and wellness.
812: Herniated Discs and Back PainHow You Can Help
Workshop presented by: Justin Price, MA
Time Block K - Sunday, 10:05-11:55amBack pain is the leading cause of disability in the world! One of the most prevalent sources of back pain is herniated discs. This pain has a devastating impact in peoples lives, affecting both their mental and physical state, as well as their ability to enjoy movement and exercise. This revealing and practical session will teach you about herniated discs and what you can do within your scope of practice as a fitness professional to help clients overcome this common problem.
813: Gray Institute: Assessment and Programming for the Foot/Ankle Complex: A Global to Local Approach
Lecture presented by: Lenny Parracino
Time Block K - Sunday, 10:05-11:55amAs movement professionals we strive for efficient-optimal-performance but what happens when movement creates negative reactions? We can’t improve what we don’t assess. This lecture/demo/self-practice workshop will provide you with more than a series of techniques to memorize, INSTEAD a process to empower assessment-individuality for all populations. Although we will assess the whole (live examples), we will emphasize the spine (core) complex. Be prepared to move and practice assessments and program strategies!
814: Simple Solutions for Shoulder and Pelvic Instability and Pain
Lecture presented by: Sue Hitzmann, MS
Time Block K - Sunday, 10:05-11:55amIn this lecture we will explore the role the diaphragm plays in our mental, emotional and physiological balance and stability, all of which affects our movements. Learn how chronic tension and accumulated stress cause inhibition of the diaphragm, which can lead to shoulder and pelvic instability and pain. Explore models of the neurological core mechanisms and reflexes, and discover how simple it can be to restore proper function of the diaphragm.