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2016 IDEA Personal Trainer Institute™ West Sessions
800: Essential Exercises for the Foot and Ankle, by Balanced Body®
Workshop presented by: Nora St. John, MS
Time Block K - Sunday, 8:00-9:50amThe feet are the foundation of every step we take and yet we often neglect them in our training programs. Learn and practice essential exercises for training the feet and ankles in this practical workshop. A brief review of the anatomy and kinesiology of the foot and ankle will be followed by exercises to strengthen, stretch and release the foot for optimum function. A detailed handout is included.
801: Small Groups = Big Business: Strategies for Success
Workshop presented by: Nardia Norman
Time Block K - Sunday, 8:00-9:50amWhether you are an independent trainer or work in a club, small-group training programs are a smart way of earning extra income and reaching a greater number of clients. This type of training requires a strong business model and the special skill of managing multiple clients simultaneously. Nardia will introduce her 5 step system and take you through the architecture of a well planned small-group session. In addition, she will use real time scenarios as demonstration, as well as introduce business tips so you can walk away feeling confident, prepared and ready to take on your next small-group session.
802: Using Function to Avoid Dysfunction in Aging
Workshop presented by: Mark Kelly, PhD
Time Block K - Sunday, 8:00-9:50amThis session will discuss new perspectives on working with older adults that include starting early on healthy aging practices (not gaining is losing) and focusing on fun, mentally engaging exercises that maintain functional status (not losing is gaining). Demonstrations of exercises will be given for different functional categories. This session will teach attendees the "why and how" exercise counters age-related declines, but also the "what and which" exercise to program for different individuals. Regression and progression examples will be given. See how you can use mentally engaging exercises that dial up the fun factor while enhancing neural plasticity.
803: Building Your Boot Camps With EXPRESS Workouts, by Tabata Bootcamp™
Workshop presented by: Mindy Mylrea
Time Block K - Sunday, 8:00-9:50amCapture a larger audience to increase your small-group training attendance. See how an amazing 30 minute fitness routine can get your clients started on a wellness journey that produces real change. Using the 20-10 timing protocol with max intervals, mixed intervals, and Mindy’s unique signature foundational timing system of 30-20-10, you will experience a totally new way to excite and challenge your students for ultimate sustained success.
804: The Body Weight Training Advantage
Workshop presented by: Brett Klika
Time Block K - Sunday, 8:00-9:50amHumans created strong, lean, mobile, physiques far before the invention of gyms and exercise equipment. They learned by training with the best piece of equipment ever invented: the human body. In this hands-on, in-depth workshop, learn how to use a unique approach to body weight training to not only help your clients burn fat and calories, but decrease chronic pain, improve mobility, increase strength, and supercharge their energy. Learn the "secret" movement reflexes that can turn body weight training into a shortcut to results for any age or level of client. Go home with over 30 unique body weight training and programming ideas to help your clients enjoy getting fast results without training equipment!
805: Off the Floor Income-How to Get Online FAST!
Lecture presented by: Vito La Fata
Time Block K - Sunday, 8:00-9:50amDo you want to earn an income when you are OFF the training floor? Do you want to help more people, but have simply run out of available training hours? Don’t lose opportunities because your current, past and prospective clients wish to work out at home, online, on the go, or merely need a solution outside the gym. If you want to reach ALL these clients, it’s time to craft a business strategy that allows you to take your income with you. Learn how to create, leverage and build online courses that will bring in an additional six- and seven-figure coaching income! This session is all about learning how to make money whether you show up to the office or not! Your opportunities and lifestyle are about to change!
806: Build a Kitchen and They Will Come!
Lecture presented by: Brent Gallagher, MSS
Time Block K - Sunday, 8:00-9:50amThe field of nutrition has become a confusing mess clogged up with talk of calories, fad diets and the prescription for more movement. It has become difficult for fitness professionals to keep up with the current science and even more difficult for their clients to adhere to a sustainable plan. Instead of talking food preparation and behaviors in a corporate office, why not move the conversation to the kitchen—the most used room in the house. Join Brent as he walks you through his unique plan to help your clients’ waistlines and your bottom line.
810: Creative Conditioning Combos-Exercise Design for Maximum Effect!
Workshop presented by: Amy Dixon
Time Block L - Sunday, 10:05-11:55amIn today’s fitness landscape, our clients and students are being hit with many of the same interval protocols and exercises over and over again. In order for our participants to evolve and stay injury free, it is necessary to change the focus of the programs we are designing and delivering week in and week out. While this session will provide a ton of unique and creative cardio and strength conditioning exercise combos, the focus of this session will be on teaching you how to creatively apply the content with your clients. This unique take on exercise application will help you reshape how you think about exercise design. The possibilities are endless!
811: Bulletproof the Back With Hip Decoupling
Workshop presented by: Derrick Price, MS
Time Block L - Sunday, 10:05-11:55amThe hips have been described as the crossroads of the body“an interdependent ring that is vital in abdominal and low back function. This interactive session explores the biomechanics of healthy lumbo-pelvic-hip function and provides unique hip decoupling drills as a viable solution for enhancing function and performance.
812: 3-D Flexibility and Strength—A Triplane Understanding of the Body, by Gray Institute®
Workshop presented by: Lenny Parracino
Time Block L - Sunday, 10:05-11:55amDramatically 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 workshop will discuss and demonstrate triplane lengthening and strengthening techniques throughout the body.
500: Effective and Complete Program Design for the Fitness Professional—The 4Q Model of Programming
Workshop presented by: Michol Dalcourt
Thursday, 8:30am-5:30pm4Q is a powerful programming framework that adapts to any client need, every type of movement, and gives you an at-a-glance understanding of imposed demands, expected tissue responses and recovery needs. Learn to easily organize a program that balances training with recovery, intensity with rest, specificity with randomness and structure with variance in and out of the gym setting. 4Q provides the why and when behind exercise selection. This comprehensive approach to effective program design makes it simple to get it right for every client, every time. In this course, participants will learn the following: • The four quadrants of program design and the rationale for each of these quadrants in creating well balanced programs • Exercises from each of the quadrants • Systematic regressions and progressions • How to put 4Q into practice Lunch (1 hour) is on your own. This preconference workshop qualifies for CECs from several certification agencies. Exact CEC hours and approvals are pending. Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion
501: NASM®: Complete Client Nutrition Coaching
Lecture / Workshop presented by: Mike Fantigrassi
Thursday, 10:00am-5:00pmExercise is important, but how a client eats on a consistent basis is the biggest factor in getting fat loss results! This interactive workshop focuses on why there is a need for nutrition education, behavior change strategies, and coaching while providing insight on how to use nutrition knowledge to maximize results on an array of client types via case studies. You will learn why so many struggle with nutrition, how to interview clients to uncover key information, and simple but effective strategies to coach a client to the right behaviors. You’ll leave with new skills that you can immediately apply to help clients quickly and safely reach their goals. Learning objectives include: • Explain how habits affect a client’s nutrition regime • Create nutrition goals that align and support the client’s exercise and fitness goals • Identify common obstacles clients face when following programs • Use strategies to uphold and affirm a client’s motivation and accountability • Implement motivational interviewing strategies on a client to determine their nutrition needs, exercise goals and readiness for change • Apply strategies used to coach and educate the importance and purpose of aligning proper nutrition with exercise Lunch (1 hour) is on your own. This preconference workshop qualifies for CECs from several certification agencies. Exact CEC hours and approvals are pending. Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.
502: Book Yourself Solid®
Lecture presented by: Shannon Fable
Thursday, 11:30am-5:00pmWhether you love it or hate it, embrace it or run from it screaming, marketing and sales are crucial if you plan to turn your passion for fitness into a sustainable career. Whether your goal is to become a profitable trainer, an instructor with packed classes, a gym owner with more patrons than you can handle, or a professional looking to become a presenter, you must learn how to get yourself in front of the right people and book the business before you can Inspire the World to Fitness®. Book Yourself Solid (BYS) is a trusted, easy to follow roadmap for starting and growing your fitness business. If you want to increase your sales by over 43% within the first year, you’ll want to take advantage of the strategies and techniques taught in this one of a kind seminar. This system will teach you: • How to work only with your ideal clients • Why people buy what you're selling, so you can measurably increase your income • How to really get famous in your field so your reputation does the marketing for you • How to always stay top of mind with clients so they keep calling you for booking after booking! Lunch (30 minutes) is on your own This preconference workshop qualifies for CECs from several certification agencies. Exact CEC hours and approvals are pending. Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.
510: Set Your Career on Fire! Panel Discussion
Time Block B - Thursday, 6:00-7:30pmPut your seat belts on for a high energy, fast-paced panel featuring four industry professionals. Ashley, Brent, Shannon and Brett will teach you how to go from average to world class in your personal training career. Whether your dream is to open a cutting-edge facility, write a book, create your own training method, build a dream team of trainers, or travel the world for fitness, you will hear it right from the mouths of the experts. Do you want to know their secrets to success? Their biggest mistakes? Their predictions for the future of the industry? They will deliver all of that and more. These four leaders are dominating their careers and are willing to share their lessons with you. Get your notebook ready to capture the magic of this 90 minute jam-packed session.
669: Faster, Higher, Stronger-Sleep and Athletic Performance
Lecture presented by: Mike Bracko, EdD
Time Block F - Friday, 4:05-5:55pmSleep is an athlete’s natural steroid. During proper sleep, human growth hormone is secreted, which has dramatic effects on human performance. Proper sleep has been shown to improve reaction time, mood, recovery and sprint time, not to mention decreasing daytime fatigue. If professional athletes use sleep as a performance tool, your clients can, too. This compelling lecture will take you through the essentials of how to counsel client to improve their sleep and, by extension, their performance.
670: How to Maximize Revenue From Small-Group Training
Lecture presented by: Nick Clayton, MS, MBA
Time Block F - Friday, 4:05-5:55pmSmall-group training provides affordable access to your services and an opportunity for you to make more revenue per hour. Success in small-group training results from having the right mix of the 4 P’s: product, price, promotion and place. Join Nick in this session as he teaches you how to identify your personal definition of success and walks you through a step by step process for generating as much revenue per hour as possible, including pricing and promotion models, product matrix and upselling opportunities, and more. You’ll leave with everything you need to double or triple your hourly revenue!
767: Strategize Your Social Media-Six Steps to Success
Lecture presented by: Amanda Vogel, MA
Time Block J - Saturday, 5:05-6:35pmA lot of fitness professionals and companies are all over social media for fitness marketing. However, having a Facebook page, Twitter account or Instagram feed isn’t what matters, it’s how you leverage those social channels that counts. If you haven’t already worked out a smart, well-rounded STRATEGY for your fitness marketing on social media, it’s time to start. Doing so will help rev up revenue, attract more qualified followers and save an enormous amount of time. Walk away from this session with a six step plan and a take-home template for strategizing your every move on social media—it’s easier than you think!
768: When Your Clients’ Workouts Can’t Outwork Their Mouths, by The Healthy Edge™
Lecture presented by: Amber Thiel, MS
Time Block J - Saturday, 5:05-6:35pmAs a trainer, you hear the question, “What should I eat?” You have clients who complain about their stomach fat while refusing to give up their nightly chocolate and wine habit. You probably feel frustrated, exhausted and a bit unfulfilled when you work with clients who think a workout can outwork their mouths. The good news is you don’t need to be a nutritionist to get your clients to eat better, but you do need quality strategies and techniques to coach them toward positive, incremental changes in their lifestyle. Take your power back and learn methods to empower your clients.
769: Two Be Fit! Training the Pre/Postnatal Client
Lecture presented by: Krista Popowych
Time Block J - Saturday, 5:05-6:35pmIf you work with women, you will likely have a client that is a new mom or mom to be. Both have different challenges and goals, like keeping exercise safe during pregnancy and getting rid of excess body weight after birth. Learn how to safely design exercise for this population, and get information on a variety of prenatal and postnatal exercises—each with a specific goal and purpose in mind. Support your client by teaching her effective lifestyle and exercise choices that will benefit her physically and emotionally, while ensuring enjoyable and goal attainable training sessions.
770: Your Knees CAN Go Past Your Toes...and Other Common Misconceptions
Lecture presented by: Christopher McGrath, MS
Time Block J - Saturday, 5:05-6:35pmThis session takes a look at common “rules” in exercise that may have little to no merit. By exploring specific exercise techniques and recommendations, we will discuss how popular practice and/or circumstantial recommendations tend to influence our practice more than research findings and sense. In this session, we’ll discuss functional considerations for the knee, low back, and shoulders and how this translates to exercise, biomechanical considerations, physical laws of movement, injury prevention, professional responsibility, and how to differentiate between “rules” and “guidelines”.
813: 4x4: Training 4 Small-Group Success
Workshop presented by: Krista Popowych
Time Block L - Sunday, 10:05-11:55am4x4 is a small-group training formula that is simple to follow, effective and fun! Small groups are a great way to increase your revenue potential and train a manageable number of clients. With 4 stations, 4 clients and 4 minutes, this super fun and idea-packed workshop is a fantastic way to rev up any small-group training session.
814: Yoga for Optimal Client Performance WS
Presented by: Helen Vanderburg
Time Block L - Sunday, 10:05-11:55amThis workshop offers personal trainers 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.
816: 10 Eating Strategies to Get Even Your Most Stubborn Clients Out of Their Rut!
Lecture presented by: Christopher Mohr, PhD, RD
Time Block L - Sunday, 10:05-11:55amClient success is more than training. It’s more than nutrition. In fact, many of your clients have been on weight loss program after weight loss program, joined countless gyms or exercise programs, and they’re still not getting the results they want. From pantry and kitchen makeover tips to creating a home that will help your clients be slimmer, these 10 very simple, yet effective strategies will help get even your most stubborn clients out of their rut!