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

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February 16-19, 2012 • Alexandria, VA








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Sessions

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010: American Council on Exercise (ACE): Small-Group Training Workshop
Preconference presented by: Pete McCall, MS
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.60, ACSM 6.00, AFAA 6.00, BOC 6.00, CI 6.00, NASM 0.60, NCSF 3.00, NESTA 6.00, NETA 0.60, NFPT 1.00, NPI 6.00, NSCA 0.60, NSPA 6.00, PTAG 6.00

Thursday, 9:00am-3:00pm

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).

Approved for 0.6 ACE CECs. Continuing education credits from other agencies are pending.


By Pete McCall, MS

011: Twist Conditioning: Training The Fascial Lines
Preconference presented by: Peter Twist, MSc, and Cassidy Phillips
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.70, ACSM 7.00, AFAA 7.00, BOC 7.00, CI 7.00, NASM 0.70, NCSF 4.00, NESTA 7.00, NETA 0.70, NFPT 1.00, NPI 7.00, NSCA 0.70, NSPA 7.00, PTAG 7.00

Thursday, 9:00am-5:00pm

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, competitive 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 Performance 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).


By Peter Twist, MSc, Cassidy Phillips

012: Gray Institute: Foundations of Movement Training
Preconference presented by: Lenny Parracino, and Doug Gray
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.80, ACSM 8.00, AFAA 8.00, BOC 8.00, CI 8.00, NASM 0.80, NCSF 4.50, NESTA 8.00, NETA 0.80, NFPT 1.00, NPI 8.00, NSCA 0.80, NSPA 8.00, PTAG 8.00

Thursday, 9:30am-6:00pm

Gray Institute is pleased to offer a one-of-a-kind training 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.

By Lenny Parracino, Doug Gray

013: Gray Institute: Foundations of Movement Certification (Full)
Preconference presented by: Doug Gray, and Lenny Parracino
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.80, ACSM 8.00, AFAA 8.00, BOC 8.00, CI 8.00, NASM 0.80, NCSF 4.50, NESTA 8.00, NETA 0.80, NFPT 1.00, NPI 8.00, NSCA 0.80, NSPA 8.00, PTAG 8.00

Thursday, 9:30am-6:00pm

Gray Institute is pleased to offer a one-of-a-kind certification course. Registrants who select the certification 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.

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).


By Doug Gray, Lenny Parracino

100: TRX® Rip™Training: Foundations (Full)
Workshop presented by: Pete Holman, PT
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 1.40, BOC 3.00, CI 3.00, NASM 0.30, NCSF 1.50, NESTA 3.00, NETA 0.30, NFPT 1.00, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.30, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block A - Friday, 9:15am-12:05pm
Step up your training sessions by learning the foundations of Rip Training. This high–intensity workshop provides a strong introduction to the essence of this exciting new program. The essential elements of Rip Training will be covered, along with a system that focuses on the proper progression and regression of exercises using the TRX Rip Trainer.

101: High-Level Athleticism With Kettlebell Sport (Full)
Workshop presented by: Steve Cotter
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 1.40, BOC 3.00, CI 3.00, NASM 0.30, NCSF 1.50, NESTA 3.00, NETA 0.30, NFPT 1.00, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.30, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block A - Friday, 9:15am-12:05pm
Using the competition lifts from kettlebell sport, participants will experience phenomenal exercises that are designed to enhance work capacity. Steve will review proper breathing, mechanics, alignment and trajectory to ensure you are moving in the most efficient manner possible. In addition, he will teach you rare and unique supplementary exercises that are very effective for developing high levels of speed and explosiveness.

102: Essentials of Injury Prevention
Workshop presented by: Peter Twist, MSc
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 1.40, BOC 3.00, CI 3.00, NASM 0.30, NCSF 1.50, NESTA 3.00, NETA 0.30, NFPT 1.00, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.30, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block A - Friday, 9:15am-12:05pm
Life's most explosive moments appear unexpectedly. Is your body ready? This cutting–edge session will expose the anatomy of an injury from the myofascial/neurological perspective to deepen your understanding of trauma. Best training practices will be shared, highlighting the essential strategies to reduce risk, and will be combined with key practical concepts in exercise design to systematically build an intuitive, injury–free body. Preparation fuels prevention!

103: Gray Institute: Assessment and Solutions for the Foot and Ankle
Workshop presented by: Lenny Parracino
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 1.40, BOC 3.00, CI 3.00, NASM 0.30, NCSF 1.50, NESTA 3.00, NETA 0.30, NFPT 1.00, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.30, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block A - Friday, 9:15am-12:05pm
The foot and ankle is a very complex anatomical structure consisting of 26 irregularly shaped bones, 30 joints, over 100 ligaments and 23 muscles (plus the fascia that connects it all!) acting directly on the foot and ankle. In addition, the rest of the body and its parts must work harmoniously to achieve efficient movement of this complex. The Gray Institute invites you to take part in this interactive workshop as we share a principle, strategy and technique process that will teach you to assess and address foot and ankle function with your clients.

104: Unlocking the Power of the Psoas
Workshop presented by: Sue Hitzmann, MS
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 1.40, BOC 3.00, CI 3.00, NASM 0.30, NCSF 1.50, NESTA 3.00, NETA 0.30, NFPT 1.00, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.30, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block A - Friday, 9:15am-12:05pm
The psoas is more than just a hip flexor. The psoas is an integral part of our rooted core, the neurofascial system that controls our ability to be grounded and stable over a lifetime. Learn how a functional rooted core system creates less risk of injury and more efficient movement patterns. Whether your client is an elite athlete or a more sedentary adult, the techniques taught in this session will help them become more efficient, grounded and stable, increasing the effectiveness of their workouts.

105: Balanced Body®: Orbit™—Ramp Up Your Function (Full)
Workshop presented by: Nico Gonzalez
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 1.40, BOC 3.00, CI 3.00, NASM 0.30, NCSF 1.50, NESTA 3.00, NETA 0.30, NFPT 1.00, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.30, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block A - Friday, 9:15am-12:05pm
Enhance the function and performance of your clients through multiplanar exercises using the new Orbit. In this workshop we will apply alignment, engagement and stabilization techniques to create a whole-body workout that challenges your clients' core like no other. The techniques and exercises featured in this session are applicable for one-on-one and small-group training settings.

Thursday

010: American Council on Exercise (ACE): Small-Group Training Workshop
Preconference presented by: Pete McCall, MS
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.60, ACSM 6.00, AFAA 6.00, BOC 6.00, CI 6.00, NASM 0.60, NCSF 3.00, NESTA 6.00, NETA 0.60, NFPT 1.00, NPI 6.00, NSCA 0.60, NSPA 6.00, PTAG 6.00

Thursday, 9:00am-3:00pm

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).

Approved for 0.6 ACE CECs. Continuing education credits from other agencies are pending.


By Pete McCall, MS

011: Twist Conditioning: Training The Fascial Lines
Preconference presented by: Peter Twist, MSc, and Cassidy Phillips
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.70, ACSM 7.00, AFAA 7.00, BOC 7.00, CI 7.00, NASM 0.70, NCSF 4.00, NESTA 7.00, NETA 0.70, NFPT 1.00, NPI 7.00, NSCA 0.70, NSPA 7.00, PTAG 7.00

Thursday, 9:00am-5:00pm

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, competitive 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 Performance 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).


By Peter Twist, MSc, Cassidy Phillips

012: Gray Institute: Foundations of Movement Training
Preconference presented by: Lenny Parracino, and Doug Gray
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.80, ACSM 8.00, AFAA 8.00, BOC 8.00, CI 8.00, NASM 0.80, NCSF 4.50, NESTA 8.00, NETA 0.80, NFPT 1.00, NPI 8.00, NSCA 0.80, NSPA 8.00, PTAG 8.00

Thursday, 9:30am-6:00pm

Gray Institute is pleased to offer a one-of-a-kind training 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.

By Lenny Parracino, Doug Gray

013: Gray Institute: Foundations of Movement Certification (Full)
Preconference presented by: Doug Gray, and Lenny Parracino
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.80, ACSM 8.00, AFAA 8.00, BOC 8.00, CI 8.00, NASM 0.80, NCSF 4.50, NESTA 8.00, NETA 0.80, NFPT 1.00, NPI 8.00, NSCA 0.80, NSPA 8.00, PTAG 8.00

Thursday, 9:30am-6:00pm

Gray Institute is pleased to offer a one-of-a-kind certification course. Registrants who select the certification 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.

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).


By Doug Gray, Lenny Parracino

Friday

100: TRX® Rip™Training: Foundations (Full)
Workshop presented by: Pete Holman, PT
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 1.40, BOC 3.00, CI 3.00, NASM 0.30, NCSF 1.50, NESTA 3.00, NETA 0.30, NFPT 1.00, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.30, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block A - Friday, 9:15am-12:05pm
Step up your training sessions by learning the foundations of Rip Training. This high–intensity workshop provides a strong introduction to the essence of this exciting new program. The essential elements of Rip Training will be covered, along with a system that focuses on the proper progression and regression of exercises using the TRX Rip Trainer.

101: High-Level Athleticism With Kettlebell Sport (Full)
Workshop presented by: Steve Cotter
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 1.40, BOC 3.00, CI 3.00, NASM 0.30, NCSF 1.50, NESTA 3.00, NETA 0.30, NFPT 1.00, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.30, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block A - Friday, 9:15am-12:05pm
Using the competition lifts from kettlebell sport, participants will experience phenomenal exercises that are designed to enhance work capacity. Steve will review proper breathing, mechanics, alignment and trajectory to ensure you are moving in the most efficient manner possible. In addition, he will teach you rare and unique supplementary exercises that are very effective for developing high levels of speed and explosiveness.

102: Essentials of Injury Prevention
Workshop presented by: Peter Twist, MSc
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 1.40, BOC 3.00, CI 3.00, NASM 0.30, NCSF 1.50, NESTA 3.00, NETA 0.30, NFPT 1.00, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.30, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block A - Friday, 9:15am-12:05pm
Life's most explosive moments appear unexpectedly. Is your body ready? This cutting–edge session will expose the anatomy of an injury from the myofascial/neurological perspective to deepen your understanding of trauma. Best training practices will be shared, highlighting the essential strategies to reduce risk, and will be combined with key practical concepts in exercise design to systematically build an intuitive, injury–free body. Preparation fuels prevention!

103: Gray Institute: Assessment and Solutions for the Foot and Ankle
Workshop presented by: Lenny Parracino
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 1.40, BOC 3.00, CI 3.00, NASM 0.30, NCSF 1.50, NESTA 3.00, NETA 0.30, NFPT 1.00, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.30, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block A - Friday, 9:15am-12:05pm
The foot and ankle is a very complex anatomical structure consisting of 26 irregularly shaped bones, 30 joints, over 100 ligaments and 23 muscles (plus the fascia that connects it all!) acting directly on the foot and ankle. In addition, the rest of the body and its parts must work harmoniously to achieve efficient movement of this complex. The Gray Institute invites you to take part in this interactive workshop as we share a principle, strategy and technique process that will teach you to assess and address foot and ankle function with your clients.

104: Unlocking the Power of the Psoas
Workshop presented by: Sue Hitzmann, MS
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 1.40, BOC 3.00, CI 3.00, NASM 0.30, NCSF 1.50, NESTA 3.00, NETA 0.30, NFPT 1.00, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.30, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block A - Friday, 9:15am-12:05pm
The psoas is more than just a hip flexor. The psoas is an integral part of our rooted core, the neurofascial system that controls our ability to be grounded and stable over a lifetime. Learn how a functional rooted core system creates less risk of injury and more efficient movement patterns. Whether your client is an elite athlete or a more sedentary adult, the techniques taught in this session will help them become more efficient, grounded and stable, increasing the effectiveness of their workouts.

105: Balanced Body®: Orbit™—Ramp Up Your Function (Full)
Workshop presented by: Nico Gonzalez
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 1.40, BOC 3.00, CI 3.00, NASM 0.30, NCSF 1.50, NESTA 3.00, NETA 0.30, NFPT 1.00, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.30, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block A - Friday, 9:15am-12:05pm
Enhance the function and performance of your clients through multiplanar exercises using the new Orbit. In this workshop we will apply alignment, engagement and stabilization techniques to create a whole-body workout that challenges your clients' core like no other. The techniques and exercises featured in this session are applicable for one-on-one and small-group training settings.

106: Nutrition Coaching: Lessons From the World's Largest Body Transformation Program (Full)
Lecture presented by: John Berardi, PhD
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 2.80, BOC 3.00, CI 3.00, NASM 0.30, NCSF 1.50, NESTA 3.00, NETA 0.30, NFPT 1.00, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.30, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block A - Friday, 9:15am-12:05pm
Over the last 4 years, Dr. Berardi and his team of coaches have been running what's been called "the world's largest body transformation program." Over 7,000 lives changed, and over 100,000 pounds lost, this program has delivered more results than all 11 seasons of The Biggest Loser combined. Rigorous data have been collected, lessons have been learned and some awesome stories have emerged. Come see what it takes to help your clients make life–changing transformations.

107: Successful Fat Loss Programming: Semi-Private and Small-Group Applications (Full)
Lecture presented by: Josh Proch
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 2.80, BOC 3.00, CI 3.00, NASM 0.30, NCSF 1.50, NESTA 3.00, NETA 0.30, NFPT 1.00, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.30, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block A - Friday, 9:15am-12:05pm
If you work with clients in the semi–private and small–group setting, you know that it can be challenging to give your clients a program that is individualized to suit their goals, especially when it comes to fat loss programming. It is doable, however! You just need the right system. In this presentation, we will teach you a system that will help you to write complete fitness programs and NOT individual workouts. You'll learn new ways to create a fun, energizing experience, complete with tips on how to properly progress and regress movements based on the needs of your client.

108: Purposeful Assessments for Optimal Results
Lecture presented by: Greg Roskopf, MA
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 2.80, BOC 3.00, CI 3.00, NASM 0.30, NCSF 1.50, NESTA 3.00, NETA 0.30, NFPT 1.00, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.30, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block A - Friday, 9:15am-12:05pm
With all the in–depth assessment techniques being taught in the industry today, we would hope that we are doing all the right things in order for our clients to achieve optimal results. Conducting useful assessments are the key to providing the information we need to develop effective exercise prescriptions. But many times these assessments fall short in giving us the information we truly need in order to progress our clients. So, maybe it is time to assess the assessments. In this class, we will take a look at what is being done in our industry and provide some practical tools that trainers can use to manipulate their clients' programs on a daily basis so they will reach their desired goals.

109: Childhood Obesity: A TOTAL Wellness Approach
Lecture presented by: Lance Breger, MS
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 2.80, BOC 3.00, CI 3.00, NASM 0.30, NCSF 1.50, NESTA 3.00, NETA 0.30, NFPT 1.00, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.30, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block A - Friday, 9:15am-12:05pm
This one–of–a–kind session will outline the curriculum of a wellness program that includes the integration of several dimensions of fitness and health, and when combined, will improve TOTAL wellness in children. We'll identify the five principles of success and a specific training process that will maximize your impact as a trainer. Lance will also share key concepts and lessons learned from his experience working with over 700 kids. Here's a practical guide to getting involved and to developing a local wellness program that can make a difference in your community.

Saturday

200: TRX®: Planar Training
Workshop presented by: Fraser Quelch
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 1.40, BOC 3.00, CI 3.00, NASM 0.30, NCSF 1.50, NESTA 3.00, NETA 0.30, NFPT 1.00, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.30, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block E - Saturday, 9:15am-12:05pm
This interactive session builds on the revolutionary planar training concept and provides participants with an advanced movement–based program utilizing the TRX system. Learn innovative new ways for using Suspension Training® to address the multiplanar requirements of life and sport while enhancing the function and performance of your clients and athletes.

201: Play to Perform! Creative Youth Programming
Workshop presented by: Brett Klika
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 1.40, BOC 3.00, CI 3.00, NASM 0.30, NCSF 1.50, NESTA 3.00, NETA 0.30, NFPT 1.00, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.30, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block E - Saturday, 9:15am-12:05pm
Most trainers know that childhood obesity is an epidemic in this country. Kids are losing interest in and don't see the necessity for physical activity. In fact, they don't even know how to play anymore! This outside–the–box workshop breaks the mold and introduces concepts that will get youth moving in imaginative ways. Come discover 10 essential components that make up a strong youth fitness program and walk away with 20 new exercises that are sure to spark inventive play. This workshop is a MUST for any trainer who works with kids.

202: Muscle Synergy
Workshop presented by: Peter Twist, MSc
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 1.40, BOC 3.00, CI 3.00, NASM 0.30, NCSF 1.50, NESTA 3.00, NETA 0.30, NFPT 1.00, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.30, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block E - Saturday, 9:15am-12:05pm
Capture the elasticity, pliability and potential energy stored in the myofascial network. Learn about myofascial lines, their location and the role they play in muscle activation. See how precise sequencing of movement from the ground up simultaneously builds body control and forces development. Your workouts will never be the same when you employ these proven practical strategies that maximize the development of strength and explosive power.

203: Gray Institute: 3-D Flexibility—Techniques That Make Functional Sense!
Workshop presented by: Doug Gray
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 1.40, BOC 3.00, CI 3.00, NASM 0.30, NCSF 1.50, NESTA 3.00, NETA 0.30, NFPT 1.00, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.30, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block E - Saturday, 9:15am-12:05pm
According to the principles and strategies of Gray's Applied Functional Science™, there is a dramatic difference between traditional stretching and functional stretching. We will explain what is meant by functional flexibility as it is applied to Chain Reaction™ biomechanics. In this session, not only will you learn how to stretch all the major muscle groups, but also why it is imperative to stretch in all three planes of motion. Join us as we transform traditional stretching into an art form your clients will benefit from and enjoy!

204: Finding the Key to Unlock Your Movement Potential
Lecture / Workshop presented by: Justin Price, MA
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 2.10, BOC 3.00, CI 3.00, NASM 0.30, NCSF 1.50, NESTA 3.00, NETA 0.30, NFPT 1.00, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.30, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block E - Saturday, 9:15am-12:05pm
We all wish we could simply wave a magic wand to make our bodies feel better and move with ease. No one wants to spend all their time doing self–myofascial release, stretching and corrective strengthening exercises to improve alignment and function. While there may not be a magic potion, there are a number of simple movement assessments and body scanning techniques that can help you find the key to unlocking the painful restrictions and dysfunctional movement patterns you may be experiencing. Come get YOUR key!

205: CHEK Institute: Walking Tall—What Your Client's Gait Can Tell You Before They Even Speak!
Workshop presented by: Dan Hellman, PT
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 1.40, BOC 3.00, CI 3.00, NASM 0.30, NCSF 1.50, NESTA 3.00, NETA 0.30, NFPT 1.00, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.30, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block E - Saturday, 9:15am-12:05pm
This simple, yet effective approach to gait analysis does not rely on expensive cameras and fancy equipment. Using just your eyes, the information gained from observing your client walking can provide deep insight into potential weakness in the body and injuries just waiting to happen. Discover how to identify core dysfunction, muscle imbalances and postural issues with a 3- to 5-minute gait analysis. Then learn to conduct additional assessments that will provide the most information in the shortest possible time.

206: Perform Better: GO DEEP—Masterminding for Maximum Impact! (Full)
Lecture presented by: Todd Durkin, MA
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 2.80, BOC 3.00, CI 3.00, NASM 0.30, NCSF 1.50, NESTA 3.00, NETA 0.30, NFPT 1.00, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.00, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block E - Saturday, 9:15am-12:05pm
GO DEEP is a powerful, potentially life– and business–changing program that will allow you to step out of your business to work on your business. Create clarity through the generation of new ideas and visions that will improve the quality and efficiency of your business and your life. Your classmates will serve as a "mastermind/think–tank" team that will help you overcome any obstacles you may be experiencing in your business. If you are an entrepreneur and would like to take your business and life to levels not yet attained, this is the game–changer you need to motivate and inspire you to take action.

207: Nutrition Solutions: Getting Even Your Toughest Clients to Follow the Rules! (Full)
Lecture presented by: John Berardi, PhD
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 2.80, BOC 3.00, CI 3.00, NASM 0.30, NCSF 1.50, NESTA 3.00, NETA 0.30, NFPT 1.00, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.30, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block E - Saturday, 9:15am-12:05pm
In the fitness industry we often joke that clients are always looking for "the magic pill." But the fact of the matter is that even if such a pill existed, clients wouldn't actually take it. In fact, the medical industry is reporting the very same thing. Certain drugs that are vital to sustaining human life are taken a shockingly low 55% of the time! Compliance is a critical problem in our industry. In this informative session, Dr. Berardi will share proven strategies for getting your clients—even the most noncompliant—to do more of what you ask them to do when it comes to nutrition and exercise.

208: Purposeful Exercise—A Progressive Approach to Training
Lecture presented by: Greg Roskopf, MA
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 2.80, BOC 3.00, CI 3.00, NASM 0.30, NCSF 1.50, NESTA 3.00, NETA 0.30, NFPT 1.00, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.30, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block E - Saturday, 9:15am-12:05pm
As trainers, our goal is to improve our client's overall health and function. In this class, we will take a look at the physiological changes that occur with exercise and how these changes may lead to pain or injury in the wrong environment. Trainers will gain an understanding of how exercise can have both positive and negative effects on our client's progression and how it impacts the exercise prescription. Walk away with tools on how to assess and evaluate how your clients respond to the exercises you prescribe.

209: The New Face of Business: Women
Lecture presented by: Nicki Anderson, and Mary Bratcher, MA
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.30, ACSM 3.00, AFAA 2.80, BOC 3.00, CI 3.00, NASM 0.30, NCSF 1.50, NESTA 3.00, NETA 0.30, NFPT 1.00, NPI 3.00, NSCA 0.30, NSPA 3.00, PTAG 3.00

Time Block E - Saturday, 9:15am-12:05pm
Women are taking the fitness industry by storm—not as exercisers, but as business owners. This expanding segment of the business sector is driving the trends, ideas, spending habits and lifestyles of countless people around the world. But businesswomen face unique challenges that may prevent them from reaching their full potential. Get information on shared obstacles women entrepreneurs face and answers to common questions, and confirm that you are taking the right steps to succeed in the world of business.

Sunday

300: Assess Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself
Lecture / Workshop presented by: Justin Price, MA
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.40, BOC 2.00, CI 2.00, NASM 0.20, NCSF 1.00, NESTA 2.00, NETA 0.20, NFPT 0.50, NPI 2.00, NSCA 0.20, NSPA 2.00, PTAG 2.00

Time Block H - Sunday, 8:00-9:50am
Let's face it, fitness professionals are just as likely as their clients to participate in sports or other physical endeavors when their bodies are out of alignment or not fully prepared for strenuous activity. Instead of continuing to thrash your body, attend this session to learn some quick movement checks you can perform before you work out or play sports. This session provides pre–activity movement assessments and corrective warm–up exercises intended to help enthusiastic exercisers enjoy pain–free and functional physical activity.

301: Fast After 40 = Winning Weekend Warriors
Workshop presented by: Brett Klika
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 0.90, BOC 2.00, CI 2.00, NASM 0.20, NCSF 1.00, NESTA 2.00, NETA 0.20, NFPT 0.50, NPI 2.00, NSCA 0.20, NSPA 2.00, PTAG 2.00

Time Block H - Sunday, 8:00-9:50am
Weekend warriors of all ages want to get faster and stronger, without getting injured. This athletic–based session demonstrates strategies to do just that. 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.

302: BOSU®: Crush It
Workshop presented by: Douglas Brooks, MS
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 0.90, BOC 2.00, CI 2.00, NASM 0.20, NCSF 1.00, NESTA 2.00, NETA 0.20, NFPT 0.50, NPI 2.00, NSCA 0.20, NSPA 2.00, PTAG 2.00

Time Block H - Sunday, 8:00-9:50am
BOSU Crush It is for everyone! And it will test your strengths, weaknesses and your limits! Compete against yourself and rate your athletic skill in the areas of balance, agility, core, cardio and strength. After each measurable challenge, learn drills to improve your athletic ability in that area of fitness. Learn how the challenges and drills can be integrated into goal–specific workouts for all fitness levels. Are you ready to take your fitness to the next level?

303: Fit as a Fighter
Workshop presented by: Kevin Kearns
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 0.90, BOC 2.00, CI 2.00, NASM 0.20, NCSF 1.00, NESTA 2.00, NETA 0.20, NFPT 0.50, NPI 2.00, NSCA 0.20, NSPA 2.00, PTAG 2.00

Time Block H - Sunday, 8:00-9:50am
Get fit without getting hit! Mixed martial arts (MMA) has taken the world by storm. The only problem is that not everyone wants to get literally punched in the face! Experience this exclusive new program and see how you can adapt it for your small–group training program as well as for one–on–one training. Just 10 minutes is all we need to show you why MMA is one of the most demanding sports in the world, with one of the highest caloric burns in sport today. And just in case you're not sold, did we tell you that it's a whole lot of fun and can be done by almost anyone?

304: i3D-ME: Movement Experiences You Will Love! (Full)
Workshop presented by: Rodney Corn
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 0.90, BOC 2.00, CI 2.00, NASM 0.20, NCSF 1.00, NESTA 2.00, NETA 0.20, NFPT 0.50, NPI 2.00, NSCA 0.20, NSPA 2.00, PTAG 2.00

Time Block H - Sunday, 8:00-9:50am
Do you ever get bored training your clients? If you do, is it possible that your clients get bored as well? Would you like to increase the fun–factor for you and your clients? Then this presentation is just for you! Come and learn two concepts that you can use immediately to liven up all training sessions—for you AND your clients. You will walk away with hundreds of new exercise ideas, guaranteed!

305: Lebert Fitness: Resistance Training! Hard and Fast or Long and Strong?
Workshop presented by: Marc Lebert
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 0.90, BOC 2.00, CI 2.00, NASM 0.20, NCSF 1.00, NESTA 2.00, NETA 0.20, NFPT 0.50, NPI 2.00, NSCA 0.20, NSPA 2.00, PTAG 2.00

Time Block H - Sunday, 8:00-9:50am
How about doing both, all in one set, and without going to look for the "other dumbbell"? Train to make your movements more powerful, build strength, improve range of motion, and transition between movements to maintain intensity. Using the Buddy System™and "cooperative reciprocal resistance" (a partner), cross bow, row, swim, rotate and punch your way through intense sets of full–body exercises that will train the movement, train the muscle and build an efficient system that can adapt, react and stay strong.

306: Best Practices Revealed: Nontraditional Resistance Training and Unstable Surfaces
Lecture presented by: Mike Bracko, EdD
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.80, BOC 2.00, CI 2.00, NASM 0.20, NCSF 1.00, NESTA 2.00, NETA 0.20, NFPT 0.50, NPI 2.00, NSCA 0.20, NSPA 2.00, PTAG 2.00

Time Block H - Sunday, 8:00-9:50am
It goes without saying“there's a multitude of different strength training philosophies, tools and exercises you can use to get your clients to make the strength gains they seek. Some are new and some have been around for a long time. This session takes a look at how you can use the latest research on nontraditional resistance training and develop the best program that will get maximum gains for your clients. We'll discuss the benefits and the drawbacks of training on unstable surfaces, as well as which exercises are most successful for engaging the core, and improving proprioception, balance AND client retention!

307: Stop Booking Sessions—Build Your Business
Lecture presented by: Debra Atkinson, MS
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.80, BOC 2.00, CI 2.00, NASM 0.20, NCSF 1.00, NESTA 2.00, NETA 0.20, NFPT 0.50, NPI 2.00, NSCA 0.00, NSPA 2.00, PTAG 2.00

Time Block H - Sunday, 8:00-9:50am
If you're constantly chasing sessions, you're never going to grow. If your downtime is filled with phone calls and e-mails to current clients, you're missing the real growth opportunity. Think systems, programs, products and brand. What question are you the answer to? Why you? When you know that, you can grow your business for security and success.

308: CHEK Institute: Flatten Your Abs Forever (Full)
Lecture presented by: Dan Hellman, PT
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.80, BOC 2.00, CI 2.00, NASM 0.20, NCSF 1.00, NESTA 2.00, NETA 0.20, NFPT 0.50, NPI 2.00, NSCA 0.20, NSPA 2.00, PTAG 2.00

Time Block H - Sunday, 8:00-9:50am
Everyone dreams of flat abs, but all too often we see little or no result from exercise or dieting. Get the scoop on why your exercise program may not be producing the results it should. Learn the common problems that prevent people from achieving flat abs, including ineffective exercise programming, poor nutritional habits, hormonal imbalance, gastrointestinal disorders and much more. Understand what to look for when assessing your clients and how multidisciplinary programs can really work to condition and flatten the abs.

320: Optimum Performance for Baby Boomers and Beyond (Full)
Workshop presented by: Evan Osar, DC
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 0.90, BOC 2.00, CI 2.00, NASM 0.20, NCSF 1.00, NESTA 2.00, NETA 0.20, NFPT 0.50, NPI 2.00, NSCA 0.20, NSPA 2.00, PTAG 2.00

Time Block I - Sunday, 10:05-11:55am
Whether they are Baby Boomers or beyond, many of our clients are first–time exercisers. Unfortunately, many come to us with orthopedic injuries or conditions that interfere with their goals. To work with this rapidly growing population, the fitness professional must understand how to work with challenging conditions and seamlessly progress clients based on their needs. This session will provide strategies for improving performance or quality of movement by blending corrective exercise with traditional exercise, a combination that is guaranteed to reap results for your Baby Boomer and senior clients.
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CECs

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Precons

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.





To register, contact IDEA Member Services at 1.800.999.4332, ext. 7.


 


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.





To register, contact IDEA Member Services at 1.800.999.4332, ext. 7.


 


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).



To register, contact IDEA Member Services at 1.800.999.4332, ext. 7.


Pricing

FULL EVENTFebruary 16–19, 2012


Nonmembers get a 1-Year IDEA Membership! >>

To register, contact IDEA Member Services at 1.800.999.4332, ext. 7.



 

1-DAY PACKAGE
Choice of Friday, February 17, 2012 or Saturday, February 18, 2012


REGULAR REGISTRATION
IDEA Member $249
Nonmember $299

ON-SITE REGISTRATION
IDEA Member $269
Nonmember $319


To register, contact IDEA Member Services at 1.800.999.4332, ext. 7.



 

3 Preconference SessionsThursday, February 16, 2012

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

9:00am–6:00pm
Presenter: Pete McCall, MS






REGULAR REGISTRATION
IDEA Member $169
Nonmember $189

ON-SITE REGISTRATION
IDEA Member $189
Nonmember $209


To register, contact IDEA Member Services at 1.800.999.4332, ext. 7.



 

Preconference #011: Twist Conditioning: Training The Fascial Lines

9:00am–5:00pm
Presenters: Peter Twist, MSc, and Cassidy Phillips






REGULAR REGISTRATION
IDEA Member $209
Nonmember $229

ON-SITE REGISTRATION
IDEA Member $229
Nonmember $249


To register, contact IDEA Member Services at 1.800.999.4332, ext. 7.



 

Preconference #012: Gray Institute: Foundations of Movement Training/ Certification

9:00am–6:00pm
Presenters: Doug Gray and Lenny Parracino






REGULAR REGISTRATION FOR THE 8-HOUR COURSE*
WITHOUT Certification/WITH Certification
IDEA Member $209/$309
Nonmember $229/$329
On-Site $249/$349


*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).

To register, contact IDEA Member Services at 1.800.999.4332, ext. 7.



 


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Hotel & Travel

Hilton Alexandria Mark CenterHilton Alexandria Mark Center
5000 Seminary Road
Alexandria, Virginia
Hotel Information: 703-845-1010
Reservations: 1-800-HILTONS

Special IDEA Room Rate
Single/Double Rate: $119
Triple Rate: $139
Quad Rate: $159

Make reservations using the special IDEA room rate >>

Plus applicable state and local taxes, currently 11.5% plus $1 daily per room. This rate is based on availability and is valid until January 20, 2012 (cutoff date). This rate can also include up to 3 days prior and 3 days after the event, depending on availability. Make sure to mention IDEA–TRAINER to get the special rate.

Check-in time is 3:00pm.
Check-out time is 12 Noon.

Parking
Parking for overnight guests: $15 for selfparking; $20 for valet. For day guests it is $7 for the first 2 hours (or fraction thereof), and $5 for the next 2–5 hours with a maximum of $15 per day. Parking rates are subject to change.

Hotel Reservations
Reservations received after the cutoff date will be at the prevailing rack rate and based on availability. A cancellation fee of one night’s room revenue will be charged by the hotel for failure to cancel a guaranteed reservation by at least 24 hours prior to the guest’s arrival date.


FREE Shuttle Transportation for Hilton Alexandria Mark Center Guests The hotel has complimentary shuttle services available to the Pentagon City Metrorail Station, the Pentagon City Mall, and Reagan National Airport. The shuttle’s hours of operation are from 6:00am with the last shuttle departing the hotel at 10:30pm daily, with service running on the hour, and half hour.

For full details on the FREE shuttle transportation, click here >>>

Airline Travel Information The most convenient airport is the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) located in Arlington, VA. The airline is located across the Potomac River from the Nation’s Capital.

Airlines serving DCA:
  • American Airlines
  • Continental Airlines
  • DELTA
  • Frontier
  • United Airlines
and much more. View all airlines serving DCA >>

Special discounts are available on American Airlines. Make sure you reference the code below.

Online: Go to www.aa.com and enter code 1722BC in the discount code box. Certain restrictions apply.

Additional Discounts If you are currently an IDEA member, please check out the Member Services program at http://www.ideafit.com/membership-member/services for additional travel discounts.

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Schedule at a Glance

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16

REGISTRATION CHECK-IN HOURS: 8:00am–7:00pm

IDEA MARKETPLACE HOURS: 3:00–6:30pm

PRECONFERENCE SESSIONS:

9:00am–3:00pm        Preconference #010 American Council on Exercise (ACE): Small-Group Training Workshop with Pete McCall, MS

9:00am–5:00pm        Preconference #011 Twist Conditioning: Training The Fascial lines with Peter Twist, MSc, and Cassidy Phillips

9:00am–6:00pm        Preconference #012 Gray Institute: Foundations of Movement Training/Certification with Doug Gray and Lenny Parracino


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17

REGISTRATION CHECK-IN HOURS: 8:00am–3:00pm

IDEA MARKETPLACE HOURS: 7:30am–9:15am, 12 Noon–2:30pm & 5:00–6:30pm

9:15am–12:05pm      Sessions (Up to 3 CEC hours)

12:20–2:30pm           Sessions (Up to 1 CEC hour)

2:40–4:30pm             Sessions (Up to 2 CEC hours)

4:45–6:15pm             Sessions (Up to 1 CEC hour)

6:30–7:30pm             Friday Night Networking Happy Hour


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18

REGISTRATION CHECK-IN HOURS: 8:00am–3:00pm

IDEA MARKETPLACE HOURS: 7:30am–9:15am, 12 Noon–2:30pm & 5:00–6:30pm

9:15am–12:05pm       Sessions (Up to 3 CEC hours)

12:20–2:30pm            Sessions (Up to 1 CEC hour)

2:40–5:30pm              Sessions (Up to 3 CEC hours)


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19


IDEA MARKETPLACE HOURS: 7:00–8:00am & 10:30-12:30am

8:00–9:50am             Sessions (Up to 2 CEC hours)

10:05am–11:55pm   Sessions (Up to 2 CEC hours)


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Sessions on DVD

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Cancellation Policy

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If you attended an IDEA event, but were not satisfied, you may receive a complete refund. To request a refund, it must be in writing. Please state what the issue was.

If we receive your cancellation notice 30 days prior to an event, the administrative processing fee is $100. There will be no refunds allowed after that date or for no-shows. You can cancel anytime prior to the event and a credit will be issued that can be used toward a future event. Credits issued will expire on December 31 of the following calendar year.

We’ve made it easier to switch names on event registrations at no charge. If you can’t make it, you may send a colleague in your place by contacting IDEA member services at least 7 days prior to the event (switches are subject to a fee increase based on member status).

Contact IDEA Member Services for further assistance at 858.535.8979, ext. 7, or e-mail at member@ideafit.com.

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