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295: RealRyder® Indoor Cycling: Recycle...Class Planning in Minutes!
Workshop presented by: Gay Gasper
CECs/CEUs: AASFP 0.20, ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 0.90, AFPA 2.00, NASM 0.20, NSCA 0.00, PTAG 2.00

Time Block G - Thursday, 2:00-3:50pm
Planning your classes should be simple and fun. Learn how to create and recycle class profiles and grow a rich library of creative workouts to choose from each week. RealRyder’s unique RydeProfile Class Planning Template shows you how to bring real road profiles inside the classroom while maximizing teaching options. Learn to shine as a strong teacher, and instruct a class that’s uniquely YOU without hiding behind music and other props! Ryde Real! Repeated as session #704.

300: TRX®: Training for Active Seniors
Workshop presented by: Fraser Quelch
CECs/CEUs: AASFP 0.20, ACE 0.15, ACSM 1.50, AFAA 0.75, AFPA 1.50, NASM 0.10, NSCA 0.00, PTAG 1.50

Time Block H - Thursday, 4:40-6:10pm
65 is the new 45! Older populations have never been more motivated to stay active and healthy than right now. Learn how to use the TRX Suspension Trainer™ to improve function and keep seniors pursuing the activities they love long into their golden years.

301: SPRI®: Step 360 Strength VIIT
Workshop presented by: Robert Sherman
CECs/CEUs: AASFP 0.20, ACE 0.15, ACSM 1.50, AFAA 0.75, AFPA 1.50, NASM 0.10, NSCA 0.00, PTAG 1.50

Time Block H - Thursday, 4:40-6:10pm
Train the building blocks of strength and performance. Progressive phases of exercises and increasing intensity will move from foundation to performance. Then utilize metabolic conditioning cycles that incorporate an effective

302: Submaximal Loaded Movement Training
Workshop presented by: Michol Dalcourt
CECs/CEUs: AASFP 0.20, ACE 0.15, ACSM 1.50, AFAA 0.75, AFPA 1.50, NASM 0.10, NSCA 0.15, PTAG 1.50

Time Block H - Thursday, 4:40-6:10pm
Loaded, intermittent functional exercise is a critical aspect of training that is far too often overlooked or never truly appreciated. Speed, efficiency, positional strength and stability are all maximized with loaded movement training. In this workshop, learn the theory and applications of this critical form of athletic training. Get several examples of submaximal loaded movement drills and specific examples of how professional strength and conditioning coaches have used this training to elicit a higher level of athletic gain.

303: Rolling Ropes™: Unleash Your Movement Capabilities!
Workshop presented by: Arthur Hsu
CECs/CEUs: AASFP 0.20, ACE 0.15, ACSM 1.50, AFAA 0.75, AFPA 1.50, NASM 0.10, NSCA 0.15, PTAG 1.50

Time Block H - Thursday, 4:40-6:10pm
This unique workshop will teach you the principles and progressions, including the four fundamental patterns, for turning (rolling) the rope around your body without having to jump through it. The link between your hands and the rope is a constant feedback mechanism that allows you to enhance the fluid rhythmic movement of both sides of your body. Improve your coordination and agility by engaging bilateral balance, rhythm and timing drills in a workout that you can blend into any strength-training program.

304: NASM®: Real–World Dynamic Flexibility Progressions
Workshop presented by: Theresa Miyashita
CECs/CEUs: AASFP 0.20, ACE 0.15, ACSM 1.50, AFAA 0.75, AFPA 1.50, NASM 0.10, NSCA 0.15, PTAG 1.50

Time Block H - Thursday, 4:40-6:10pm
Shouldn’t everyone be able to perform dynamic flexibility techniques? Come learn how to get the most out of this dynamic form of flexibility by progressing through a functional continuum. We will also discuss high-risk dynamic flexibility techniques as well as perfect techniques to maximize client results.

305: Gray Institute: 3-D Performance Training (Full)
Workshop presented by: Lenny Parracino
CECs/CEUs: AASFP 0.20, ACE 0.15, ACSM 1.50, AFAA 0.75, AFPA 1.50, NASM 0.10, NSCA 0.15, PTAG 1.50

Time Block H - Thursday, 4:40-6:10pm
Join the Gray Institute for an in-depth look at 3-D functional training for everyday life. From weekend warriors to professional athletes to soccer moms, you’ll learn how to design comprehensive programs for performance and function for any level or need. By leveraging the principles and strategies of Applied Functional Science™, you’ll walk away with an unlimited toolbox of techniques you can use to enhance your performance training programs.

306: Transformational Posture
Workshop presented by: Leslee Bender
CECs/CEUs: AASFP 0.20, ACE 0.15, ACSM 1.50, AFAA 0.75, AFPA 1.50, NASM 0.10, NSCA 0.00, PTAG 1.50

Time Block H - Thursday, 4:40-6:10pm
Restoring a client’s posture not only gives them the ability to move better, but reduces pain and increases athletic performance. These life-changing results have untold affects on their psyche. In this session, you will learn to conduct a basic postural evaluation, identify faulty movement patterns (from the ground up) and then learn how to develop the right strategies to help your clients move and feel better.

307: Power Trip
Workshop presented by: Paul Katami
CECs/CEUs: AASFP 0.20, ACE 0.15, ACSM 1.50, AFAA 0.75, AFPA 1.50, NASM 0.10, NSCA 0.00, PTAG 1.50

Time Block H - Thursday, 4:40-6:10pm
Discover your power potential...the power of strength–stillness–flexibility. Using only your body weight, a buddy and exercise tubing, experience a full-body workout that incorporates short-burst training, isometric stability training, dynamic flexibility and creative core work. Take away inventive new moves or whole blocks of exercises that are dynamic and exciting. Partner up with someone to Power Trip with and see how long you can go with these effective and fun intervals.

308: Vibram®: Meet the Feet
Workshop presented by: Stacey Lei Krauss
CECs/CEUs: AASFP 0.20, ACE 0.15, ACSM 1.50, AFAA 0.75, AFPA 1.50, NASM 0.10, NSCA 0.15, PTAG 1.50

Time Block H - Thursday, 4:40-6:10pm
With 33 joints and 28 bones, the foot is the most complex biomechanical structure in the body. We’ll explore the basic anatomy of the foot and lower leg, and apply what we learn to movement so that you will be a more confident foot-fitness practitioner. This easy-to-digest class prepares fitness pros to integrate foot fitness into current programming. Experiment with some of your favorite resistance and cardio exercises, and leave with a new ready-to-use methodology.

Wednesday

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111: ACE®: Metabolic Training Workshop
Workshop presented by: Mark Kelly, PhD
CECs/CEUs: AASFP 0.90, ACE 0.80, ACSM 0.80, AFAA 0.00, CI 8.00, IFPA 8.00, NASM 0.80, NCEP 8.00, NCSF 4.00, NESTA 0.80, NETA 0.80, NPI 8.00, NSCA 0.80, NSPA 8.00, PTAG 8.00

Wednesday, 10:00am-7:00pm
Metabolic training is one of the hottest workout styles today. With the success of popular HIIT programs, it’s no secret that high-intensity drills and movements can help clients shed pounds. And while many trainers know what exercises to do, they may not fully understand the physiological principles that support these training philosophies. Learn strategies to help clients overcome plateaus and achieve weight-loss goals with high-intensity metabolic conditioning.

112: Tabata Bootcamp™
Lecture / Workshop presented by: Mindy Mylrea
CECs/CEUs: AASFP 0.00, ACE 0.80, ACSM 0.80, AFAA 8.00, CI 8.00, IFPA 8.00, NASM 0.80, NCEP 8.00, NCSF 4.00, NESTA 0.80, NETA 0.80, NPI 8.00, NSCA 0.80, NSPA 8.00, PTAG 8.00

Wednesday, 10:00am-7:00pm
Tabata Bootcamp™ is a revolution in small-group training designed to generate revenues for you and your facility. Based on cutting edge HIIT exercise, sound nutrition and latest behavioral science, you'll learn how to run 8 week bootcamps that will transform your clients' bodies and their lives. This turnkey program provides you with all the tools you need to be successful.

113: Reinventing Worksite Wellness—The Forefront of Prevention in Unfit America
Lecture presented by: Julian Varela, MS, MA
CECs/CEUs: AASFP 0.00, ACE 0.40, ACSM 4.00, AFAA 0.00, CI 4.00, IFPA 4.00, NASM 0.40, NCEP 4.00, NCSF 2.00, NESTA 0.40, NETA 0.40, NPI 4.00, NSCA 0.40, NSPA 4.00, PTAG 0.00

Wednesday, 12:00-4:00pm
The evidence is clear! A large segment of our population does not utilize the services of fitness centers and professional trainers. Unfortunately, these individuals are precisely the ones who are driving healthcare costs through the roof! As fitness professionals, how do we incentivize these individuals to start leading a life of health? This preconference session addresses the challenge of how to best engage the unfit. Corporate worksite wellness programs are the perfect platform to inspire people who are on the fitness fence. This enlightening course will:

114: Total Barre™: Endurance With Music™, Level 1
Workshop presented by: CC Martin
CECs/CEUs: AASFP 0.00, ACE 0.40, ACSM 0.40, AFAA 0.00, CI 4.00, IFPA 4.00, NASM 0.40, NCEP 4.00, NCSF 2.00, NESTA 0.40, NETA 0.40, NPI 4.00, NSCA 0.00, NSPA 4.00, PTAG 4.00

Wednesday, 2:00-6:00pm
Bring music-inspired movement to your clients! Following the Total Barre template, discover unique choreography to create a biomechanically well-balanced and fun program. Learn how to incorporate small props such as the Flex-Band®, Mini Stability Ball™ and Toning Balls™ with the barre to give you more flexibility for an hour long endurance-focused class. A recommended play list of music will be provided as well as suggested beats per minute for each segment, so you can create additional fun, invigorating theme based classes.
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Thursday

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313: Healthy Aging Survival Kit
Lecture presented by: Terry Eckmann, PhD
CECs/CEUs: AASFP 0.20, ACE 0.15, ACSM 1.50, AFAA 1.50, AFPA 1.50, NASM 0.10, NSCA 0.15, PTAG 1.50

Time Block H - Thursday, 4:40-6:10pm
Embrace the many demands of a fitness professional with a perspective that can enhance your professional and personal life! Survive ups and downs with tools and strategies that can help make a positive difference in your life’s journey. This is a humorous and thoughtful presentation based on good health and happiness research.

314: Food as Fuel!
Lecture presented by: Sarah Mirkin
CECs/CEUs: AASFP 0.20, ACE 0.15, ACSM 1.50, AFAA 1.50, AFPA 1.50, NASM 0.10, NSCA 0.15, PTAG 1.50

Time Block H - Thursday, 4:40-6:10pm
As a personal trainer it is likely you lead a very active life. To keep your energy at its peak you need to fuel your body properly. In this session, we’ll discuss how to fuel your body so that your energy is even and consistent throughout the day, as well as practical tips for when you are on the go. We will also talk about eating to maximize your workouts, timing of meals and snacks, and what and when to eat after a workout so you feel and look your best.

316: STOTT PILATES®: Athletic Conditioning 3 on the Reformer® (Full)
Workshop presented by: John Garey, MS
CECs/CEUs: AASFP 0.20, ACE 0.15, ACSM 1.50, AFAA 0.75, AFPA 1.50, NASM 0.10, NSCA 0.00, PTAG 1.50

Time Block H - Thursday, 4:40-6:10pm
This high-level workshop, developed by the Merrithew Health & Fitness team, is an intense athletic-based program. Discover how the reformer can function like a traditional fitness tool as opposed to strictly facilitating Pilates moves. The reformer box is featured to assist exercises that reflect sport-specific drills from football, track, swimming, gymnastics, rowing, etc. This programming is perfect for very fit and accomplished sports enthusiasts.

317: Pilates PNF Fusion
Workshop presented by: Yoav Avidar
CECs/CEUs: AASFP 0.20, ACE 0.15, ACSM 1.50, AFAA 0.75, AFPA 1.50, NASM 0.10, NSCA 0.00, PTAG 1.50

Time Block H - Thursday, 4:40-6:10pm
During this session, we’ll merge PNF stretching exercises into the Pilates mat repertoire. This body and mind journey will go through strength, mobility, core control, rhythm and more. Come experience one of the most effective stretching techniques coupled with one of today’s most popular training program, Pilates mat work.

318: Pilates Mini Ball for Core Stability and Flexibility
Workshop presented by: Christine Romani-Ruby, MPT, ATC
CECs/CEUs: AASFP 0.20, ACE 0.15, ACSM 1.50, AFAA 0.75, AFPA 1.50, NASM 0.10, NSCA 0.00, PTAG 1.50

Time Block H - Thursday, 4:40-6:10pm
This workshop provides an endless list of exercises and ideas to add core training and flexibility exercises to your Pilates mat class or personal training session. This small inexpensive tool can provide a useful prop that your clients can even pack on vacation. Add interest, challenge and excitement with these new moves!

319: Yoga Sculpt (Full)
Workshop presented by: Kathryn Coyle, and Zoey Trap, MSc
CECs/CEUs: AASFP 0.20, ACE 0.15, ACSM 1.50, AFAA 0.75, AFPA 1.50, NASM 0.10, NSCA 0.00, PTAG 1.50

Time Block H - Thursday, 4:40-6:10pm
Strength is empowering. Sculpt your practice, not just your body, as you deconstruct and reconstruct the ins and outs of a vinyasa practice. Activate new awareness of alignment while building muscular strength and endurance. Experience a different take on a mind-body classic that fuses yoga asanas, fitness and function with yoga philosophy. Help your students take flight and grow in mind, body and spirit.

320: ICG®: World Cycling Tour Challenge/Expedition
Workshop presented by: Doyle Armstrong
CECs/CEUs: AASFP 0.20, ACE 0.15, ACSM 1.50, AFAA 0.75, AFPA 1.50, NASM 0.10, NSCA 0.00, PTAG 1.50

Time Block H - Thursday, 4:40-6:10pm
Cycle around the world in one session with Team ICG using our World Tour Challenge and Expedition videos. These uncut videos showcase the countless ways that forward-motion video can impact your class and your students’ experience. Follow just one road, or ride the best roads from beautiful world destinations with Myride®+. New technology creates a ride you’ll never forget. You’ve never experienced indoor cycling like this. It’s total immersion at its best! Repeated as session #624.

321: Schwinn® Cycling: The X Factor
Workshop presented by: Jay Blahnik
CECs/CEUs: AASFP 0.20, ACE 0.15, ACSM 1.50, AFAA 0.75, AFPA 1.50, NASM 0.10, NSCA 0.00, PTAG 1.50

Time Block H - Thursday, 4:40-6:10pm
Everyone knows a great cycling instructor should be well trained, motivating, inspiring and a dynamic coach. What are those characteristics that are harder to define that set the exceptional instructors apart from all the rest? Come learn what some of the important eXtras are that can take your coaching to the next level, and how to perfect these skills in your own classes. Be inspired and amplify the X Factor in your teaching and your classes!

322: Keiser® M3: Lights, Camera, Cycle!
Workshop presented by: Buddy Macuha
CECs/CEUs: AASFP 0.20, ACE 0.15, ACSM 1.50, AFAA 0.75, AFPA 1.50, NASM 0.10, NSCA 0.00, PTAG 1.50

Time Block H - Thursday, 4:40-6:10pm
See your indoor cycling class like an action-packed movie! You’ll learn new ways to say your “lines,” improve your timing, find your motivation and see your audience better. Move beyond seated and standing drills by adding color, excitement and stage presence to your classes! You’ll leave your audiences wanting more and the critics begging for a sequel!

Friday

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520: Technogym®: Transformational Group Training Strategies and Tools
Workshop presented by: Hayley Hollander
CECs/CEUs: AASFP 0.20, ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 0.90, AFPA 2.00, NASM 0.20, NSCA 0.20, PTAG 2.00

Time Block M - Friday, 2:10-4:00pm
Repeated as session #470. See page 36 for full description.

521: The Corebar® Experience
Workshop presented by: Lene Dahl, and Anita Tonne
CECs/CEUs: AASFP 0.20, ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 0.90, AFPA 2.00, NASM 0.20, NSCA 0.00, PTAG 2.00

Time Block M - Friday, 2:10-4:00pm
Experience this European award-winning program and discover two different class formats from low- to high-intensity cardio intervals with a totally new approach to core-training. Take home the principles and benefits of this new training form, the science of low/high cardio interval training, and the application of adding a weighted, bent bar to this workout. You’ll also learn about Corebar signature moves, positions and combinations.

522: All in One: Core, Cardio, Balance, and Strength!
Workshop presented by: Yoav Avidar
CECs/CEUs: AASFP 0.20, ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 0.90, AFPA 2.00, NASM 0.20, NSCA 0.00, PTAG 2.00

Time Block M - Friday, 2:10-4:00pm
All in One is a revolutionary concept of group fitness training! It integrates strength and core exercises into a choreography in such a way that you get it all“cardio, strength, mobility, stability, balance and much more. Join Yoav in one of his signature classes and get a totally new look at group strength and body conditioning workouts.

523: Zumba®: Mexican Fiesta
CECs/CEUs: AASFP 0.20, ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 0.90, AFPA 0.00, NASM 0.20, NSCA 0.00, PTAG 0.00

Time Block M - Friday, 2:10-4:00pm
Everybody loves a fiesta! Join in on the fun and experience Mexican-American dance styles like quebradita, pasito duranguense and cumbia sonidera for a hot-as-jalapeno workout! You will leave this class with a huge smile and an endless supply of impressive, fast-paced steps.

524: The Physiology of Fat Loss
Lecture presented by: Len Kravitz, PhD
CECs/CEUs: AASFP 0.20, ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.80, AFPA 2.00, NASM 0.20, NSCA 0.20, PTAG 2.00

Time Block M - Friday, 2:10-4:00pm
Join Len in one of the most comprehensive lectures ever explaining the detailed physiological and metabolic aspects of fat metabolism, caloric expenditure and fat loss. Several groundbreaking programs that maximize caloric expenditure and fat metabolism will be presented. This lecture is a must for trainers/instructors who truly wish to understand the physiology of fat metabolism.

525: Integrated Energy Medicine
Lecture presented by: Steve Jack
CECs/CEUs: AASFP 0.20, ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.80, AFPA 2.00, NASM 0.20, NSCA 0.20, PTAG 2.00

Time Block M - Friday, 2:10-4:00pm
Explore different mind-body-energy methodologies that tap into the human energy field to create health and healing with your clients, as well as ancient healing arts and technologies that Western medicine is only beginning to understand. Learn about somatic anatomy to see the big picture of what compromises human health, and take home tools to uplift your clients.

526: Nutrition and Exercise for Longevity
Lecture presented by: Teri Mosey
CECs/CEUs: AASFP 0.20, ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.80, AFPA 2.00, NASM 0.20, NSCA 0.20, PTAG 2.00

Time Block M - Friday, 2:10-4:00pm
Most people would agree that prolonged health is the key to successful aging. This session takes a holistic approach to graceful aging and challenges mainstream thought by empowering you and your clients to take a more proactive role in your collective health and well-being. We’ll discuss the physiology of the aging process and how it affects the body’s main functional systems, and learn what factors, environmental influences and genetic tendencies can be modified by exercise and nutrition.

527: Postrehabilitation: Bridging the Gap Between Health Care and Fitness
Lecture presented by: Brian Richey
CECs/CEUs: AASFP 0.20, ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.80, AFPA 2.00, NASM 0.20, NSCA 0.20, PTAG 2.00

Time Block M - Friday, 2:10-4:00pm
We will discuss scope of practice and the limitations of fitness professionals working in the postrehabilitation setting. Discussion will include identifying the trainer’s role in the healthcare continuum; how to bridge the gap between health care and fitness; learning to identify and manage red flags; and defining the components of function as they relate to our choice of exercises and our clients’ progress.

528: STOTT PILATES®: Jumpboard Strength and Conditioning (Full)
Workshop presented by: PJ O'Clair
CECs/CEUs: AASFP 0.20, ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 0.90, AFPA 2.00, NASM 0.20, NSCA 0.00, PTAG 2.00

Time Block M - Friday, 2:10-4:00pm
Repeated as a workout, session #413. See page 32 for full description.

529: HALO®: Foundations to Integrated Body Weight Training
Workshop presented by: John Garey, MS
CECs/CEUs: AASFP 0.20, ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 0.90, AFPA 2.00, NASM 0.20, NSCA 0.20, PTAG 2.00

Time Block M - Friday, 2:10-4:00pm
In this workshop, introduced by the Merrithew Health & Fitness team, instructors are taught essential elements of Halo Training and the Halo Trainer and Stability Ball™. Since every client has unique demands, learn how to progress or regress exercises for functional strength and stability training. Incorporating the basic science of core-integrated body weight training, this multifunctional and three-dimensional system empowers instructors to help advance any client to their desired fitness level. Offered as a workout in Session #215.

Saturday

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718: SOHO Step
Workshop presented by: Michael Steel
CECs/CEUs: AASFP 0.20, ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 0.90, AFPA 2.00, NASM 0.20, NSCA 0.00, PTAG 2.00

Time Block R - Saturday, 4:20-6:10pm
Direct from London to the Land of Oz, Michael brings you Cool Britannia on the step. Teaching a selection of his favorite participant-approved tried-and-tested routines, Michael provides you with teachable choreography taught with a north/south step orientation. Using both your step and your neighbor’s, you get to cross the border and enjoy the discovery of something unexpected!

719: Pack Your Classes Every Time! (Full)
Workshop presented by: Haley Perlus
CECs/CEUs: AASFP 0.20, ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 0.90, AFPA 2.00, NASM 0.20, NSCA 0.00, PTAG 2.00

Time Block R - Saturday, 4:20-6:10pm
Discover why many participants attend class once and then don’t come back. It’s not necessarily about you! But there are factors within your control that will retain class participants and attract new enthusiasts. This workshop allows you to learn and try out research-supported techniques not found in fitness manuals. Come learn how to motivate your students with these tried-and-true techniques. They’ll boast about your class so much that all their friends will want to share in the experience!

720: Zumba® Sentao™
Workshop presented by: Abraham Hernandez, and Adriana Carr
CECs/CEUs: AASFP 0.20, ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 0.90, AFPA 0.00, NASM 0.20, NSCA 0.00, PTAG 0.00

Time Block R - Saturday, 4:20-6:10pm
Drag a chair onto the dance floor and you are ready to experience the amazing new Zumba Sentao program! Learn to do things with a chair you never imagined possible. With innovative and expressive new moves, turn an everyday object into a strong, sexy dance partner! Get defined with unique resistance exercises designed to firm the buttocks, abs and arms while performing choreography to the sultry Zumba soundtrack.

721: The 12–Month Marketing Plan for Small Businesses
Lecture presented by: Sherri McMillan, MSc
CECs/CEUs: AASFP 0.20, ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.80, AFPA 2.00, NASM 0.20, NSCA 0.20, PTAG 2.00

Time Block R - Saturday, 4:20-6:10pm
Do you always feel challenged to come up with a marketing initiative that is easy to implement, effective and worth the effort? If you’re like most managers, you’re continuously behind the 8-ball, rushing to finalize all the details of the next strategy that will entice clients to try out your services. This session will provide you with a step-by-step and detailed 12-month marketing strategy that will help you to experience the financial benefits of a plan that works.

722: NASM®: Fast Fat–Loss Strategies
Lecture presented by: Mike Fantigrassi
CECs/CEUs: AASFP 0.20, ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.80, AFPA 2.00, NASM 0.20, NSCA 0.20, PTAG 2.00

Time Block R - Saturday, 4:20-6:10pm
Most clients’ primary goal is to shed unwanted body fat. In this interactive lecture, we will discuss strategies to maximize fat loss. Topics will include how to structure exercise programs with periodization to bust through plateaus, what is the right amount of exercise, and what are the top speedbumps that sabotage fast fat loss.

723: Five Big Obstacles to Team Building
Lecture presented by: Donna Hutchinson
CECs/CEUs: AASFP 0.20, ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.80, AFPA 2.00, NASM 0.20, NSCA 0.20, PTAG 2.00

Time Block R - Saturday, 4:20-6:10pm
It’s easy to be part of a team when things go well, productivity is high and morale soars, but how do you get to this place? Before you even begin to consider building a high-performance team, you need to identify the obstacles standing in your way. Without knowing where the roadblocks are you will never see the light at the end of the performance tunnel.

724: ACE®: New Developments and Perspectives on Obesity—Looking at the Big Picture and Winning the Battle
Lecture presented by: Mark Kelly, PhD
CECs/CEUs: AASFP 0.20, ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.80, AFPA 2.00, NASM 0.20, NSCA 0.20, PTAG 2.00

Time Block R - Saturday, 4:20-6:10pm
Why is the U.S. and most of the civilized world battling the bulge, and why is the obesity rate growing in epidemic proportions? What are we missing? Do trainers really know how to relate to and engage an obese client? Obese clients have special concerns and issues that must be handled appropriately. This presentation takes a very holistic and synergistic approach to providing practical, science-based methods to help trainers help clients escape the prison of excess weight.

725: STOTT PILATES®: Reformer Intervals on Accessory Boards—Ideal for Teens
Workshop presented by: John Garey, MS
CECs/CEUs: AASFP 0.20, ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 0.90, AFPA 2.00, NASM 0.20, NSCA 0.00, PTAG 2.00

Time Block R - Saturday, 4:20-6:10pm
Now more than ever, young people need targeted exercise programs to keep them interested and committed. Using the padded surface of the jumpboard or Cardio-Tramp™ Rebounder, and the spring resistance of the reformer, see how engaging yet challenging sessions can be developed for this group. This interval workshop, developed by the Merrithew Health & Fitness team, focuses on core strength, speed and agility, as well as power, combined with specific strengthening exercises for arms and legs.

726: STOTT PILATES®: Athletic Conditioning on the Mat (Full)
Workshop presented by: CC Martin
CECs/CEUs: AASFP 0.20, ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 0.90, AFPA 2.00, NASM 0.20, NSCA 0.20, PTAG 2.00

Time Block R - Saturday, 4:20-6:10pm
This workshop, developed by the Merrithew Health & Fitness team, demonstrates dynamic movement sequences that take full advantage of the body’s own weight and gravity. These moves are guaranteed to develop ultimate strength and stability, particularly through the core, including the lumbo-pelvic region. The workshop features an intense abdominal series, sequences with rotation and mobilization, as well as a section dedicated to front and side planks.

727: Fit for Two—Pre– and Postnatal Training (Full)
Workshop presented by: Helen Vanderburg
CECs/CEUs: AASFP 0.20, ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 0.90, AFPA 2.00, NASM 0.20, NSCA 0.20, PTAG 2.00

Time Block R - Saturday, 4:20-6:10pm
This session is designed to give you the most current information on exercising during pregnancy. Topics include exercise precautions at each stage of pregnancy, specific exercises to increase fitness for labor, exercises to strengthen your clients’ changing body, and stretches to increase the level of comfort during pregnancy. This workshop will give you the information needed to design a successful fitness program for your pre- and postnatal clients.

Sunday

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828: Yoga in the Round
Workshop presented by: Denise Druce
CECs/CEUs: AASFP 0.20, ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 0.90, AFPA 2.00, NASM 0.20, NSCA 0.00, PTAG 2.00

Time Block U - Sunday, 9:40-11:30am
Take a different look at the setup of your yoga class. Teaching in-the-round not only changes the feel of your class, it changes the whole experience for you and your students. In this session, we’ll discuss the benefits of this more intimate approach and how this affects student comfort and flow of energy in the room. In addition, we will look at the considerations of teaching in a circle, including class sequencing and teacher placement.

829: STOTT PILATES®: Matwork Strength and Mobility
Workshop presented by: Heather Lawson
CECs/CEUs: AASFP 0.20, ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 0.90, AFPA 2.00, NASM 0.20, NSCA 0.00, PTAG 2.00

Time Block U - Sunday, 9:40-11:30am
Comprising a series of simple movements that challenge overall strength and mobility with stability, this workshop, developed by the Merrithew Health & Fitness team, uses only the body’s own resistance. Fundamental Pilates principles are added to less traditional moves to focus on mobilization while balancing the musculature around the joints. Particular attention is paid to balancing mobility and muscular balance in the lower kinetic chain.

830: Schwinn® Cycling: Skip Jennings’ RIDE RIGHT™ 2–for–1
Workshop presented by: Skip Jennings
CECs/CEUs: AASFP 0.20, ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 0.90, AFPA 2.00, NASM 0.20, NSCA 0.00, PTAG 2.00

Time Block U - Sunday, 9:40-11:30am
Every master trainer brings something unique to the bike and the mic. This workshop shines the spotlight on Skip Jennings’s own personal style. Expect a workout filled with world-class coaching, motivation and incredible energy. Then Skip will walk you through two comprehensive handouts: one from the ride you just experienced, and a second, complete class broken down with music, cues, and imagery. It’s the ultimate cycling 2-for-1.