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111: ACE®: Metabolic Training Workshop
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
Workshop presented by: Mark Kelly, PhD

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™
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
Lecture / Workshop presented by: Mindy Mylrea

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
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
Lecture presented by: Julian Varela, MS, MA

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
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
Workshop presented by: CC Martin

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.

200: The IDEA Rookie Rumble!
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Workout presented by: Brett Klika

Time Block D1 - Thursday, 7:00-8:00am (Special Time)
If this is your first time at an IDEA event, join us for a special IDEA welcome! To prepare you for a weekend of education, inspiration and perspiration, we have created a unique workout just for you. In this high-energy, movement-based session, you’ll have the opportunity to meet and connect with other fitness professionals while learning interactive group workout games, drills and exercises. In addition, IDEA staff will present an overview of IDEA World and the organization so you will be well informed to make the most of your IDEA World journey.

201: TRX®: Group Rip™ Power (Full)
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Workout presented by: Dan McDonogh

Time Block D - Thursday, 7:00-7:45am
TRX® Group Rip Power is possibly the most dynamic music-driven group exercise class ever! This motivating class capitalizes on the speed, power and rotation inherent in Rip Training and sets it to music in a way that ensures high-quality movement, individualized training and an absolutely killer workout.

202: Group Rx: RIP™
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Workout presented by: Wendy Dale, MS, and Anja Garcia

Time Block D - Thursday, 7:00-7:45am
Want to get ripped? Group Rx: RIP is a pre-choreographed barbell program designed to improve strength, endurance and definition. Inject excitement into your classes with motivating music and effective weight room exercises. Group Rx has done all the work. Now you can put your own personal stamp on it and get ripped! Repeated as session #401.

203: SPRI®: Step 360 Core VIIT
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Workout presented by: Robert Sherman

Time Block D - Thursday, 7:00-7:45am
Redefine core training. Progressive phases of exercises and increasing demands of intensity will move from foundation to performance. Then, utilize metabolic conditioning cycles that incorporate an effective “3-2-1” format of energy system overload. Using the Step 360 balance trainer, learn how variable-intensity intervals using three planes of motion, six phases of conditioning and zero rest provides an integrated core training challenge. This workout focuses on developing alignment, awareness, athletic efficiency and control, dynamic balance and core power.

204: S.W.E.A.T. (Full)
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Workout presented by: Eve Fleck, MS

Time Block D - Thursday, 7:00-7:45am
Six Ways Every Athlete Trains! Athletes need to be fit to perform at their best. They get there with a combination of aerobic conditioning, high-intensity interval training, plyometrics, strength, speed and power training. Now it’s your turn. Experience one of Eve’s signature innovative, athletic workouts using only body weight and minimal equipment. Wake up the athlete in you and get ready to SWEAT!

205: Primal Movement Drills–n–Thrills (Full)
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Workout presented by: Jeff McMullen

Time Block D - Thursday, 7:00-7:45am
Isn’t it time we get back to the primal root of it all“ how we evolved from infants and developed into the superior moving machines we now are? Through movements we learned as babies, we can help our bodies gain flexibility, build strength, and repair and prevent injury. Using the Lebert Equalizer™ and Buddy System™, explore the seven primal movement patterns. Learn new body weight–training sequences involving mobility preparation, torso coordination, skill and resistance training for all fitness levels.

Wednesday

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111: ACE®: Metabolic Training Workshop
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
Workshop presented by: Mark Kelly, PhD

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™
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
Lecture / Workshop presented by: Mindy Mylrea

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
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
Lecture presented by: Julian Varela, MS, MA

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
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
Workshop presented by: CC Martin

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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210: Indo–Row®: The Perfect Calorie Burn (Full)
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Workout presented by: Doris Thews, Julz Arney, and Josh Crosby

Time Block D - Thursday, 7:00-7:45am
Indo-Row is a one-of-a-kind rowing workout that will truly change the way you think about group exercise. Working in teams, partners and as one crew, you will get world-class coaching and a transforming total-body workout that will leave you begging for more. Easy to learn, Indo-Row is perfect for group exercise instructors and personal trainers. No experience is necessary. Repeated as session #240 and 280.

211: mi–Step
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Workout presented by: Neil Bates

Time Block D - Thursday, 7:00-7:45am
Welcome to the “mi-style” of teaching this fantastic class! I want to show you all the different types of rhythms and planes you can use to keep your students coming back for more. This class is for all levels of teachers with symmetrical breakdowns and easy layering. See how it’s possible to go from base moves to our creative ending!

212: KICK
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Workout presented by: Patrick Goudeau

Time Block D - Thursday, 7:00-7:45am
Trust us! This is not just another kickboxing workout! Forget what you know and indulge in this cardio-packed knockout that will leave you dripping with sweat and smiling in exhilaration! Experience four nonstop, 10-minute rounds that are creative, fun and pack one serious punch! Feel-the-burn cardio, intermixed with a dash of body weight training will give you the all-around, calorie-zapping workout you’ve been longing for.

213: POUND
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Workout presented by: Cristina Peerenboom, and Kirsten Potenza

Time Block D - Thursday, 7:00-7:45am
POUND, the hottest group fitness jam session, is designed to capture the exhilarating feeling of rocking out. POUND rivals the difficulty of an extreme boot camp, the effectiveness of intense Pilates and the benefits of cardiovascular interval training. Stress relief, weight loss, strength and confidence are simply side effects of getting together with a group of peeps, making music, and driving the beat.

214: STOTT PILATES®: Intensifying Essential Reformer (Full)
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Workout presented by: CC Martin

Time Block D - Thursday, 7:00-7:45am
Learn to challenge clients with maximum safety and effectiveness by taking STOTT PILATES® Essential Reformer exercises to a higher level of intensity. Developed by the Merrithew Health & Fitness team, instructors will discover that by increasing the speed and flow of exercise sequences and modifying the existing repertoire to increase muscular and cardiovascular endurance, they can inspire more capable clients who may not be quite ready for the Intermediate Reformer program.

215: HALO®: Foundations to Integrated Body Weight Training (Full)
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Workout presented by: John Garey, MS

Time Block D - Thursday, 7:00-7:45am
In this workout, brought to you by the Merrithew Health & Fitness team, instructors are introduced to the essential elements of Halo Training and the Halo Trainer and Stability Ball™. Progressions and regressions of exercises will be covered for functional strength and stability training. Incorporating core-integrated body weight training, this multifunctional and three-dimensional system will empower instructors with valuable tools to help advance any client to their desired fitness. Offered as a workshop in Session #529.

216: STOTT PILATES®: Conditioning Towel Workout (Full)
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Workout presented by: Heather Lawson

Time Block D - Thursday, 7:00-7:45am
This simple Pilates-based routine, developed by the Merrithew Health & Fitness team, uses the support and resistance of a conditioning towel to maintain form. Ideal for those who are less flexible, the towel assists in helping increase range of motion of the joints and allows muscles to lengthen effectively. Scapular and shoulder stability are highlighted, while core strength and stability are enhanced.

217: PowerFlow Yoga
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Workout presented by: Rob Glick

Time Block D - Thursday, 7:00-7:45am
This powerful yoga practice is designed for the fitness enthusiast and yogi alike. Enjoy both a mental and physical challenge as we move and breathe through our vinyasa flow. You’ll learn how to cultivate awareness to build strength and stamina as you lengthen and relieve stress from your body.

218: Krank BootCamp™
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Workout presented by: Ayla Donlin, MS

Time Block D - Thursday, 7:00-7:45am
Experience Krank Boot Camp, a brand-new spin on circuit training! See how adding Krankcycles as either upper-body strength or cardio stations complement traditional lower-body stations for a full-body blast of calorie-burning activity. This type of programming helps to restore upper-body balance and symmetry, increase strength and endurance, and effectively manage weight like never before. If you teach small-group training, circuit training and boot camp programs, you’ll want to take this class. Repeated as session #423.

219: Schwinn® Cycling: Rise and Ride!
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Workout presented by: Sherri McMillan, MSc

Time Block D - Thursday, 7:00-7:45am
Kick-start your morning and RIDE RIGHT™ in this high-energy workout packed with your Schwinn master trainer’s favorite drills, music and coaching cues. You’ll wake up to new ideas and inspiration for your own classes and test your ability to rise to the challenge in this eye-opener of a ride. Repeated as session #418.

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410: Masala Bhangra® Presents Bollywood Step
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Workout presented by: Sarina Jain

Time Block J - Friday, 7:00-7:45am
International fitness star Sarina Jain takes you back to the day with the repeaters, around the worlds, and turn steps with Bollywood Step. Bringing it back to the basics, come experience moves you already know with an Indian twist!

411: U–Jam LIVE!
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Workout presented by: Susy Cabarloc-Marks

Time Block J - Friday, 7:00-7:45am
Combining athletic moves, cardiovascular training and toning to give you a full-body workout experience, join U-Jam Fitness founder, creative director and master choreographer Susy C for an energetic workout, driven by world beats with an urban flavor. Susy will offer dance moves that are funky and easy to follow, but will have you working up a sweat and burnin’ up the calories!

412: Partner Playground
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Workout presented by: Tahneetra Crosby, and Alex McLean

Time Block J - Friday, 7:00-7:45am
Do you remember what it was like to be on the playground at recess? You were playing games with friends and getting exercise while having fun! Let Partner Playground take you back in time with games such as tag, duck duck goose and hopscotch while incorporating unique partner strength exercises. This class will give you a combination of strength, cardio, balance and core with a twist. Get fresh ideas for your classes with this interactive return to the playground.

413: STOTT PILATES®: Jumpboard Strength and Conditioning (Full)
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Workout presented by: John Garey, MS

Time Block J - Friday, 7:00-7:45am
Learn programming to improve the strength and stability of hip, knee and ankle joints in both supine and standing positions in this workshop developed by the Merrithew Health & Fitness™ team. The use of a jumpboard with the reformer allows the hip joint to be closer to an anatomically neutral alignment when transferring forces from the soles of the feet up through the body, promoting good biomechanics of the entire lower kinetic chain. Increased spring resistance emphasizes strengthening of the arms, shoulder girdle and legs. Repeated as session #528.

414: Spiral–Driven Core Training for Pilates (Full)
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Workout presented by: Marshall Eklund, MA

Time Block J - Friday, 7:00-7:45am
After the mastery of uniplanar training, it’s time to integrate rotational and spiral-driven movement. Both standing and floor positions will be combined to create unique forces, challenges and demands on the body. In addition, light weights will be incorporated for specially designed power movements.

415: Dancing the Language of Energy
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Workout presented by: Carrie Ekins, MA, and Zoey Trap, MSc

Time Block J - Friday, 7:00-7:45am
Explore energy and emotion through mind-body-spirit practices and dance. Emotion is energy, and energy is vibration that links us more deeply to our intuitive self, to one another, and to the universe. Teach your body to speak the language of energy and express your feelings through the use of music, sound and movement.

416: Chi–Lates
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Workout presented by: Lawrence Biscontini, MA

Time Block J - Friday, 7:00-7:45am
Unlock the chi potential of your body with floor-based Pilates moves that are fused with standing tai chi movements for an undulating experience in functional training. Gain muscular strength, flexibility, balance and gait improvement with the fusion of ancient Eastern and new Western exercises. Music especially created for this class changes from Western to Chinese in 5-minute segments. Please bring a yoga mat to this session.

417: Chakra Salutations
CECs/CEUs: AASFP 0.00, ACE 0.10, ACSM 1.00, AFAA 0.40, AFPA 0.00, NASM 0.10, NSCA 0.00, PTAG 0.00
Workshop presented by: Marla Ericksen

Time Block J - Friday, 7:00-7:45am
The chakras are a vital part of our subtle anatomy; they are the energetic interface between the physical world and the mental world. This class draws from the powerful practices of asana salutations, affirmations and bija chants. The movement flows you will experience in this class are vinyasa-style salutations dedicated to the awakening and alignment of each chakra. If you want to experience momentary peace in the highly charged atmosphere of the conference, then you won’t want to miss this amazing opportunity!

418: Schwinn® Cycling: Rise and Ride! (Full)
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Workout presented by: Rob Glick

Time Block J - Friday, 7:00-7:45am
Repeated as session #219. See page 26 for full description.

419: Keiser® M3: The Competitive Team Ride—Indoor Team Training
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Workout presented by: Krista Popowych

Time Block J - Friday, 7:00-7:45am
This workout is loaded with team training techniques taken straight off the road! With a stronger understanding of team dynamics and how-to application of cycling elements such as drafting, time trialing, pace lines and more, this fun workout will connect your cycling experience to the world of outdoor riding. Ramp up your participants’ competitive edge by taking their indoor ride to a whole new level.

Saturday

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610: BOSU®: Mobility and Stability for Active Aging
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
Workshop presented by: Lawrence Biscontini, MA, and Bernadette O'Brien

Time Block O - Saturday, 7:30-9:20am
Learn exercises, sequences, drills and skills perfect for the gentle exerciser and active aging market. Moving through the body’s functional positions for activities of daily life, this workshop will explore how the BOSU Balance Trainer can provide assistance, resistance, cushioning and stimulus to amplify the impact for this important and growing market of exercisers. Help your clients build functional strength and move more efficiently through the entire kinetic chain, making all their daily movements easier to do!

611: Step Tactics
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
Workshop presented by: Yoav Avidar

Time Block O - Saturday, 7:30-9:20am
Got great choreography ideas but have NO idea how you’ll break them down and teach them? Step is an amazing cardio workout only IF you know how to deliver the routine. Be prepared to work! Yoav asks you to bring the last piece of choreography you had trouble breaking down. You’ll get a chance to utilize the basic principles taught in this session. Walk away with tips on how to create a balanced and fluid step class.

612: Club Spotlight: Crunch Presents 2FLY—The House Party
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
Workshop presented by: Rachel Warren, and Kristen Sudeikis

Time Block O - Saturday, 7:30-9:20am
2FLY is a fresh new dance fitness program that feels more like a house party than a workout. Inspired by the style, music and moves of the 1990s, this workout incorporates a logic known as SET/FREE (SET: we have SET moves and choreography, along with FREE: the freedom to add your own personal style). In true dance style, we also have 2FLYTIME, where you’ll jam with other party people in the house!

613: Zumba® Exhilarate
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 O - Saturday, 7:30-9:20am
Take a rhythmic journey around the world with Zumba! This is the original Exhilarate Fitness-Party Experience! Blending rhythms of the exotic sounds of Bollywood, Africa, cutting-edge hip-hop, French reggaeton and traditional Latin dance, this workout is one amazing experience!

614: Protein Power CD
CECs/CEUs: AASFP 0.20, ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 0.00, AFPA 2.00, NASM 0.20, NSCA 0.20, PTAG 2.00
Lecture/Demo presented by: Teri Gentes

Time Block O - Saturday, 7:30-9:20am
Confusion and contradictions result in serious misunderstandings about required amounts of protein and preferred sources. Discover the best sources of protein and the amounts really needed for health, fabulous fitness results, and disease prevention, treatment and even reversal. Teri presents scientifically proven guidance on the dietary needs that are essential both personally and professionally for you and your clients. Tasting samples will be provided.

615: Metabolic Conditioning—The Good, the Bad and the Ugly!
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
Lecture presented by: Len Kravitz, PhD

Time Block O - Saturday, 7:30-9:20am
Join Len Kravitz for a multimedia comprehensive review of the metabolic and physiological processes that drive physical exercise and athletic performance. Scientific studies will be presented showing how the body adapts to cardiovascular and anaerobic training. Several myths and misconceptions about fat burning, muscle acidosis, metabolic stress, extreme conditioning and substrate utilization will be presented. Every personal trainer will leave with four research-based cardiovascular and four evidence-based anaerobic training programs. Don’t miss this lecture!

616: Creating Your Career Map as a Mind–Body Professional
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
Lecture presented by: Elizabeth Larkam

Time Block O - Saturday, 7:30-9:20am
There is a bright future for mind-body movement professionals. Design your optimal career map in this interactive forum. Experience movement, journaling, affirmations and active listening to refine your vision and make a plan for your lifelong professional development. Choose your path for education and continuing education, envision a supportive work environment and community of colleagues, and integrate technology to enhance client experiences.

617: Changing Body Composition—It’s Not All About Calories!
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
Lecture presented by: Jenna Bell, PhD, RD, LD, and John Ivy

Time Block O - Saturday, 7:30-9:20am
What effect does nutrition and exercise have on influencing changes in body composition in youth and aging clients? Jenna and John will review the basics of energy metabolism and the effects dietary carbohydrate, protein and fat have on influencing changes in fat and lean mass. They’ll also discuss the assessment and interpretation of body composition data and its relevance to health, as well as the effect that timing of ingesting meals has on changing body composition and the impact this may have on quality of life.

618: How Many Plates Can You Spin?
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
Lecture presented by: Shannon Fable

Time Block O - Saturday, 7:30-9:20am
Most fitness professionals wear many hats and combine several jobs together to make a living! Managers, too! The techniques taught in this session will have you closely examining what you currently have on your plate. You’ll experiment with quick mind-mapping exercises, get direction on efficient ways to group like-minded pieces together and learn strategies to make better use of your time. Walk away with a solid plan to regain your peace of mind and stay motivated to manage your career and your life!

619: STOTT PILATES®: Athletic Conditioning 4 on the Reformer
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
Workshop presented by: John Garey, MS

Time Block O - Saturday, 7:30-9:20am
This extreme reformer workshop, developed by the Merrithew Health & Fitness team, draws from the unique and challenging exercises from previous athletic conditioning workshops and intensifies them. The result is a series of advanced-level moves that place major emphasis on the strength and stability of the upper body. This demanding program is presented more as a collection of exercises that can be woven into any other workout and less as a full workout on its own.

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810: Schwinn® Cycling: Super Star Substitute!
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
Workshop presented by: Doris Thews

Time Block T - Sunday, 7:30-9:20am
The Super Star Substitute can step in to sub at a moment’s notice, win over a skeptical class and have students eating out of the palm of their hand by the last song. Whether you sub often or rarely. Should you want more classes, more cash or to be more beloved by your students. Come experience the perfect “substitute ride,”—and learn tips and tricks for succeeding in every group fitness situation.

815: L.A. Adventures: Legendary Homes Bike Tour
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Workout presented by: Hikes & Bikes of Los Angeles

Sunday, 7:30-11:30am
Enjoy an up-close look at two of L.A.’s most famous neighborhoods, Beverly Hills and Bel Air, as you bike through the land of glamour, wealth and celebrity. Explore the legendary Beverly Hills mansion seen in numerous movies, cruise down Rodeo Drive (where money’s no object!) and snap photos in front of the Beverly Hills sign while your tour guide shares the iconic history of the land where stars past and present come to play. Ride along the infamous Sunset Strip and Route 66, all while getting a great workout.

820: Tight on Time? 30–Minute Solutions for Your Clients’ Busy Lifestyle
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
Workshop presented by: Doug Balzarini

Time Block U - Sunday, 9:40-11:30am
Not enough time is probably one of the most popular excuses clients give for not getting their exercise in. That might be good news because current research suggests that shorter periods of exercise can be enough. Attend this workshop and walk away with effective and efficient methods you can use to enable your clients to get in, get out, and get on with their busy day. We will discuss circuit and interval training formats and other protocols that are sure to remove this excuse from your client’s vocabulary.

821: 30 Ultimate Back Exercises—Prevent and Perform
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
Workshop presented by: Mike Bracko, EdD

Time Block U - Sunday, 9:40-11:30am
Chock full of information, this intensive session will bring to light the current research on back injury. We’ll discuss the physical risk factors, the causes and the prevention of back injury, as well as what can be done to strengthen the back and supporting musculature to improve performance. Participants will take away 30 exercises for the back and core, complete with modifications for specific populations and those with physical limitations.

822: Making a Connection in Group Training
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
Workshop presented by: Hayley Hollander

Time Block U - Sunday, 9:40-11:30am
Did you know that 44% of members participate in group training, whereas approximately 3%–7% participate in one-on-one personal training? In this session, we’ll examine the key components of group training from a behavioral perspective, and different strategies that are paramount to customizing the experience so everyone walks away feeling like they just left a “personal” training session.

823: Back to Basics With Anatomy (Full)
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
Workshop presented by: Beverly Hosford

Time Block U - Sunday, 9:40-11:30am
Knowledge of anatomy is essential for all fitness professionals. Take a brief break from your search for the hottest new technique and let’s see how firm your anatomy skills are as we reconnect with this incredible system. With deeper anatomy understanding, you can more effectively and confidently help your clients and yourself! This class will provide you with a better foundation for everything that you do! Take a step backward so you can more freely move forward!

824: Athletic Step Training
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
Workshop presented by: Greg Sellar

Time Block U - Sunday, 9:40-11:30am
Do you have steps in your club that aren’t being used for anything more than a bench for resistance classes? Step got so niche that only a handful could do it and classes slowly dwindled. Let’s take another look at this great device as an athletic training tool. In this session, we will apply personal training methodologies to step training, progressing it from something that is possibly no longer relevant to a viable training tool that ensures successful participation for all skills and fitness levels.

825: Blow Up Your B.A.S.E.
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
Workshop presented by: Jamie Smith

Time Block U - Sunday, 9:40-11:30am
Learn to take B.A.S.E. moves and explode with unlimited genres of dance fitness choreography! Or mix it up simply by taking your existing choreography and refreshing it anytime with a new look and feel. You will be given the B.A.S.E. system to blow it up from the ground up and keep your creativity flowing and expanding! Find the limitless possibilities that are right in front of you!

826: The Attitude Effect™
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
Lecture presented by: Donna Hutchinson

Time Block U - Sunday, 9:40-11:30am
The Attitude Effect is an influential, powerful and dominant force in the workplace. It does not have physical form, yet it can take over the minds of your team and be extremely damaging if left untreated. Therefore, understanding how to shift your team’s attitude is vital to the growth, development and long-term success of your business.

827: Extraordinary Living for Ordinary People
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
Lecture presented by: Jay Blahnik

Time Block U - Sunday, 9:40-11:30am
People who live extraordinary lives often share similar behavior traits, even though their personalities and interests may be very different. What are these traits, and why are they so powerful? More importantly, how can you use these traits to improve YOUR life and enjoy greater success in everything you do? There is no magic and nothing complicated to learn...just simple, powerful insights that you can use every day to make positive differences in your life.