2015 IDEA Personal Trainer Institute™ West Sessions
Workshop presented by: Amy Dixon
Time Block F1 - Saturday, 8:45-11:35amThis innovative small-group training workshop will help you spice up your classes by allowing a do-over for your clients. Every circuit station will explore one efficient total-body exercise done with varying types of equipment for a set amount of time. Then your clients will re-GROUP and perform the same exercise again with a different piece of equipment for the same amount of time. This new take on circuits will allow your clients to take their workouts into their own hands by empowering them to lean into their strengths and improve their weaknesses.
702: How to Safely Introduce Plyometrics Into Your Clients' Routines
Workshop presented by: Peter Twist, MSc
Time Block F1 - Saturday, 8:45-11:35amPlyometrics are an incredible tool for developing speed, strength and power. They can be exciting, fun, dynamic, high metabolic drills with massive caloric expenditure. But they are often misused in current training programs and come with risk of injury. This workshop will teach you simple, replicable readiness assessments that prepare your clients to safely succeed in plyometric drills, the A to Z of drill intensity, regressions and progressions to meet clients where they are at, and the most effective cues to guide their action.
703: Fun and Games With Corrective Exercise
Workshop presented by: Justin Price, MA
Time Block F1 - Saturday, 8:45-11:35amPlaying movement based games invigorates the mind, body and soul and is a great way to get all the physical benefits of exercise. Unfortunately though, many clients have pain and movement restrictions that prevent them from engaging in these fun and free-form activities. This dynamic session will teach you how to identify your clients problematic musculoskeletal imbalances and incorporate progressive corrective exercise strategies into playful activities and games.
704: Two Be Fit! Training the Pre/Postnatal Client
Fun presented by: Krista Popowych
Time Block F1 - Saturday, 8:45-11:35amIf 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 and train this population. Experience a variety of prenatal and postnatal exercises“each with a specific goal and purpose. Support your client by teaching her effective exercise choices that will benefit her physically and emotionally, while ensuring enjoyable and goal attainable training sessions.
706: Reconditioning Dysfunctional Movement
Lecture presented by: Michol Dalcourt
Time Block F1 - Saturday, 8:45-11:35amWhether under-loaded or unloaded stress, functional deficiencies in the body can cause injury, decrease performance and reduce vitality. As health and fitness professionals, we must work with clients to identify, address and eliminate movement dysfunction. In this workshop, we focus on applied methods for normalizing joint motion, as well as improving movement capacity, work threshold, tissue tolerance and movement skill.
707: Fitness Writing: Blogs, Websites and Magazines
Lecture presented by: Amanda Vogel, MA
Time Block F1 - Saturday, 8:45-11:35amWriting about health, wellness and fitness for magazines and the Web leads to a higher profile as a trainer and payment for your writing. But first you must win over and engage editors and readers with the right article packaging and voice. Discover tricks of the trade for crafting articles and blog posts that grab attention. Receive in-depth guidance from a seasoned writer on how to get assignments and blogging opportunities in the lucrative niche of health, wellness and fitness writing.
708: Strategic Self-Promotion
Lecture presented by: Shannon Fable
Time Block F1 - Saturday, 8:45-11:35amSelf-promotion will get you what you want“to be noticed! But, if youre just aimlessly shouting your name from the rooftops without a clear strategy, the awareness might not lead people to your door. In this informative session, learn the seven core self-promotion strategies that every service professional must master. As a bonus, we will also discuss what you must have prepared to capitalize on the attention you receive. Whether youre a trainer, instructor or manager, you will leave with a clear plan of what you MUST do (and what you CAN do) to get booked solid.
709: Gray Institute: Assessment and Programming for the Hip ComplexA Global to Local Approach
Workshop presented by: Lenny Parracino
Time Block F2 - Saturday, 9:15-11:35amAs 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 hip complex. Be prepared to move and practice assessments and program strategies!
710: TRX®: Partner Fusion Workout
Workout presented by: Renae McCloud
Time Block G1 - Saturday, 11:50am-1:05pmThis intense session emphasizes the power of working with partners while providing a fusion of the functional strength and high intensity rotational power of the TRX Suspension and TRX Rip™ Trainers. Experience specific techniques to energize your training sessions, engage otherwise dormant partners and boost movement quality, redefining your participants experience and maximizing the capacity of your program!
711: 5-Minute Body Weight Super-Circuits
Workout presented by: Brett Klika
Time Block G1 - Saturday, 11:50am-1:05pmFitness clients of all ages are looking for short, intense, effective and easy to follow fitness programs that can be done anywhere. In this workout, learn six unique 5-minute high intensity, fat burning body weight circuits utilizing coordination, speed, agility, quickness, strength, power and mobility. Use these short, intense workouts to build fun, engaging training sessions in addition to providing your clients with safe, effective and efficient workouts they can do at home.
500: TRX FORCE®: Suspension Training® Course, Level 2
Thursday, 10:00am-6:30pmThis Level 2 advanced course teaches you the next level of TRX Suspension Training® concepts, exercises and training principles. Building on what you learned from your Level 1 course, you will deep dive into TRX foundational movements and learn new exercises that were developed from our work with thousands of service members, in every branch of the military, using the most recent, cutting-edge science on the application of functional training for tactical athletes. Upon completion of this course you will be able to:
501: NASM®: Complete Exercise Program Design for Older Adults
Workshop presented by: Rich Fahmy, MS
Thursday, 12:30-7:00pmThe nation's senior population is growing daily and fitness professionals need to be prepared to meet the diverse needs of the older adult. Goals range from fall prevention to managing daily activities to handling intense workouts. Many professionals are apprehensive to conduct challenging workouts for their senior clients, but it is crucial that the personal trainer can balance exercise modification with the appropriate level of challenge necessary to produce positive physical adaptation. This workshop will focus on assessment and complete program design for the senior client.
502: Build a Stronger Business in 12 Months—Work Smarter, Not Harder!
Lecture presented by: Trina Gray
Thursday, 12:30-4:30pmWhat business owner doesn't want to increase revenues and build a better business? Attend this special pre-conference offering and walk away with valuable tools to creating a smarter business plan, organizing your marketing campaigns and saving time.
633: Gluteus to the MaxUltimate Glute Training
Workshop presented by: Scott Rawcliffe
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
Workshop presented by: Marc Coronel
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
Workshop presented by: Marc Coronel
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
Workshop presented by: Scott Rawcliffe
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.