3 Preconference Sessions–Thursday, February 16, 2012

Get targeted education in these all-day workshops. Plus, you'll earn CECs and get a Certificate of Completion. Due to popularity, we've limited attendance. Don't miss out — reserve your seat today!


Preconference #010: American Council on Exercise (ACE): Small-Group Training Workshop (Lecture/Workshop)

American Council on Exercise (ACE): Small-Group Training Workshop 9:00am–3:00pm
Presenter: Pete McCall, MS

One of the challenges of working as a full-time personal trainer is having access to clients only three times of day when they are typically available to devote time to fitness training: early morning before work, during lunchtime and after work. An additional challenge faced by trainers is the limitation of receiving compensation from working with only one client at a time. Discover how you can maximize your earning potential as a certified fitness professional with small-group training—a fun and dynamic way to lead exercise programs by training more individuals during the times in which they are available. In this dynamic workshop, you will uncover specific strategies and techniques for designing and marketing small-group training programs based on the innovative and application-based ACE Integrated Fitness Training (ACE IFT™) model. Additionally, find out how small-group training can enhance exercise adherence among your clients in this unique 1-day workshop.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
  • Identify optimal exercise formats for small-group training programs.
  • Understand how to design and organize a progressively challenging small-group training program.
  • Discuss the components and variables of exercise program design and how they apply to a small-group training format.
  • Lead participants through a dynamic exercise circuit based on four phases of the ACE IFT™ model.
  • Implement marketing strategies to attract clients to a small-group training program.

Lunch is on your own (1 hour).
CECs are pending.




Risk Free: Money back guaranteed if you are not satisfied with this conference.


 


Preconference #011: Twist Conditioning: Training The Fascial Lines (Lecture/Workshop)

Twist Conditioning: Training The Fascial Lines 9:00am-5:00pm
Presenters: Peter Twist, MSc, and Cassidy Phillips

Trainers and coaches aspire to deliver next-level results using every possible competitive edge. Learn the most authentic and innovative sport conditioning training methodologies combined with never-before-experienced skills, drills and exercises to rekindle your passion, refill your training repertoire and be inspired to be your best.

Trainers and coaches aspire to constantly deliver next-level results for clients and athletes using every possible competitive edge. learn the most innovative sport conditioning training methodologies combined with energetic skills, drills and exercises to rekindle your passion and add to your training repertoire.

This preconference offering is split into four parts:

1. Keynote Address: Everyone Is an Athlete 9:00–10:00am
There is an athlete in all of us! Whether you are working with recreational athletes, competi- tive athletes or elite super stars, this inspiring presentation delivers the philosophy behind an athletic training system that is sure to elevate your game! (lecture)

2. Reawaken Your Biomechanics 10:00am–12 Noon
Experience a state-of-the-art self-myofascial compression technique using Trigger Point Per- formance Therapy tools to reset youthful elasticity and strong movement mechanics. (Theory and Practical Application)

3. Strong From the Inside Out 1:00–4:00pm
Training the body using a deep-to-superficial 3-D approach creates perfect synergy between stability, mobility and power production for maximum muscle development. (Theory and Practical Application)

4. Mobilize Your Machine 4:00–5:00pm
Incorporate this sport-inspired muscle-lengthening routine to dynamically load the body and enjoy massive improvements in mobility. (Practical Application)

Lunch is on your own (1 hour).
CECs are pending.




Risk Free: Money back guaranteed if you are not satisfied with this conference.


 


Preconference #012: Gray Institute: Foundations of Movement Training/ Certification (Lecture/Workshop)

Gray Institute: Foundations of Movement Training/ Certification 9:00am–6:00pm
Presenters: Doug Gray and Lenny Parracino

Gray Institute is pleased to offer a one-of-a-kind training/certification* course. This full-day program is comprised of 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.

The five modules include:

1. An Overview of Applied Functional Science™ (AFS)
Expand your thinking and effectiveness by utilizing AFS, a process that integrates the physical, biological and behavioral sciences.

2. Applied Functional Science Nomenclature: The Language of Movement
Learn a language system that identifies the environments in which movement occurs and systematically arranges it into a format that allows trainers to recognize, comprehend and speak the same language.

3. Chain Reaction™ Skeletal: Real Bone Motion Creates Relative Joint Motion
Learn the difference between real bone motion and relative joint motion, and how to design effective training and rehabilitation programs with these concepts in mind.

4. Chain Reaction Functional Muscle Function: Beyond the Anatomical Model
Expand your thinking beyond the anatomical. Open up endless functional possibilities for the assessment and training of individual muscles while seeing how they are integrated into the total body system.

5. Chain Reaction Proprioceptors: The Organizers of Coordinated Movement
Take a look at the role proprioceptors play in coordinating functional movement, muscle activation and the development of training programs based on the characteristics of proprioceptors.

Lunch is on your own (1 hour).
CECs are pending.



*IDEA attendees have two options when choosing this preconference offering. Option 1: Earn a certificate of completion by taking the 8-hour training course. Option 2: Earn a Gray Institute certification. Registrants who select this option will receive this 8-hour course, as well as access to 11–12 hours of online video education (most of which is review, plus additional material not covered in this 8-hour course). Certification will be granted upon successful completion of an online exam. Lunch is on your own (1 hour).

Foundations of Movement Training Without Certification





Foundations of Movement Training With Certification


Risk Free: Money back guaranteed if you are not satisfied with this conference.