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407: HIIT Me With Your Best Shot!
Workout presented by: Chalene Johnson
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Time Block J - Friday, 7:00-7:45am
Who says you have to jump to do high-interval training? Burn up the Showcase Room floor without the jarring effects of jumping. Experience a plyometric, explosive, high-intensity interval training class with a twist! Participate in this calorie-crushing, 50-minute, low-impact, high-intensity interval experience that uses kickboxing, athletic moves and core-focused drills that are perfectly timed and set to custom music!

408: Reebok Fitness Fusion
Workout presented by: Jessica Exposito
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Time Block J - Friday, 7:00-7:45am
Repeated as session #208. See page 26 for full description.

409: Booty Camp—The Best Bun and Leg Training on the Planet (Full)
Workout presented by: Mindy Mylrea
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Time Block J - Friday, 7:00-7:45am
You have heard of boot camp, but have you ever heard of “booty camp” for buns and legs? Take your below-the-belt classes to with this whole new approach to buns and leg training“circuit style! Four stations of unilateral stabilization exercises, coupled with barre-based, gliding, tubing, traveling body weight training and so much more. You will experience the best lower body station ideas on the planet for a lower-body challenge that is booty crazy.

410: Masala Bhangra® Presents Bollywood Step
Workout presented by: Sarina Jain
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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!
Workout presented by: Susy Cabarloc-Marks
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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
Workout presented by: Tahneetra Crosby, and Alex McLean
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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)
Workout presented by: John Garey, MS
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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)
Workout presented by: Marshall Eklund, MA
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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
Workout presented by: Carrie Ekins, MA, and Zoey Trap, MSc
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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
Workout presented by: Lawrence Biscontini, MA
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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.

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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555: The Group Fitness Trifecta
Lecture presented by: Shannon Fable
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 N - Friday, 5:00-6:30pm
Now here is a revolutionary way to determine your worth and influence. Whether you are trying to sum up the worth of your program or the worth of yourself as a fitness manager, there are three metrics that every professional should know. We’ll discuss these key ingredients, determine a strategy for improving in each key area and learn how to influence others to do the same. This must-listen session is primarily designed for group fitness managers, as well as instructors.

556: Use the Glycemic Index to Fine–Tune Your Diet
Lecture presented by: Lourdes Castro
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 N - Friday, 5:00-6:30pm
Many health seekers are decreasing or completely eliminating carbohydrates from their diet. But is that smart? After all, fiber-rich foods are sources of carbohydrates. Learn to use the glycemic index to help you sift through your choices of carb-containing foods and make better decisions to fine-tune your diet.

557: Build a Better Backside
Lecture presented by: Scott Rawcliffe
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 N - Friday, 5:00-6:30pm
Whether you want to run faster, be more powerful, prevent injuries or just look better, you need a strong backside. You will understand how foot placement, load vectors and manipulating the strength curve all play an integral part in training the posterior chain. Also, learn why you need to develop strength using both straight and bent leg variations, as well as the importance of choosing both axial and anteroposterior loading for your client or athlete.

558: STOTT PILATES®: Reformer and Padded Platform Extender
Workshop presented by: Heather Lawson
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 N - Friday, 5:00-6:30pm
Learn to use the reformer as a customizable tool to train and condition exercisers of any fitness level by adding the Padded Platform Extender and Pole. Discover how the extender can be used for sitting, standing or kneeling exercises, in this workshop developed by the Merrithew Health & Fitness team. Also, learn how the pole brings focus to maintaining optimal scapular stability and promoting desired movement patterns.

559: RELEASE
Workshop presented by: Patrick Goudeau
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 N - Friday, 5:00-6:30pm
We run, jump, push and squat until the body is one big knot and tighter than a pair of skinny jeans! If you can’t move to get those jeans on or off, something’s gotta give! This practice will relax and rejuvenate, but don’t be fooled“you’ll need to put in some work to get to the land of aahhs! Flow from one movement into the next with this hybrid blend of yoga, strength and spiritual bliss.

560: Xtend Barre Workout
Workshop presented by: Rockell Williamson, Laurie Alfano, and Andrea Rogers
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 N - Friday, 5:00-6:30pm
Xtend Barre is a perfect complement to other fitness routines. In addition to sculpting and toning exercises that build lean muscle mass, this program offers cardiovascular movement for a full-body workout. The class is fast paced and focused on utilizing body weight as the ultimate resistance tool. Your clients/classes will experience a stronger core, a lifted derriere, improved posture, greater endurance, overall energy, increased flexibility and enhanced body awareness from this program that combines athleticism and balletic grace.

561: Journey to the Beginner’s Mind (Yoga)
Workshop presented by: Lauren Eirk
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 N - Friday, 5:00-6:30pm
Cultivating a beginner’s mind is critical to developing effective teaching techniques. Learn why progression is halted when the overall integrity of a pose is not experienced. In this workshop, seven different fundamental yoga asanas will be explored, each chosen for its complexity, joint positions and importance. We will cover cuing, altering forces within the pose and modifying the poses. The session will end with a guided meditation.

562: Schwinn® Cycling: Leave ’em Breathless
Workshop presented by: Amy Dixon
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 N - Friday, 5:00-6:30pm
Pair high intensity interval training with high-impact rider interaction and leave your classes breathless and begging for more! This workshop couples the latest research in exercise physiology with proven athletic training psychology to create solo, partner and tribe-based drills to spark off-the-charts energy in any class you teach. Experience six sets you can easily re-create at home and learn the methodology behind them so you can continue to

563: Keiser® M3: Secrets of the Best Instructors
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 N - Friday, 5:00-6:30pm
Ever wonder how the best cycling instructors do what they do and have packed classes? In this interactive, informative and humorous workshop, we will go over some of the common mistakes instructors make when teaching indoor cycling, as well as cuing strategies, music ideas, and interactive teaching drills. Learn the secrets to unlocking your potential!

Saturday

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728: Schwinn® Cycling: All–Star MPower™ Workout!
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Time Block R - Saturday, 4:20-6:10pm
Schwinn keeps upping the game in indoor cycling with new innovations and education! Come experience our latest breakthrough, the Schwinn AC Performance PLUS bike with the third generation MPower Console, in a ride taught by our most popular master trainers. Learn how measuring wattage, speed, distance, heart rate and calories will motivate your classes and revolutionize your workout.

729: Keiser® M3: The Cyclist’s Toolbox (Full)
Workshop presented by: Krista Popowych
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
Put away the bike pump, but get out your instructing toolbox! After you experience an advanced bike setup, learn how the effective use of cycling technique, form and muscle activation can ensure your participants take full advantage of their endurance, power and efficiency. Evaluate positioning to maximize results, learn how to use all the cool features of the onboard computer, and experience practical drills that teach your participants to ride with muscles that power the pedal stroke and techniques to optimize their ride!

750: L.A. Adventures: City Tour By Night (Full)
Workout presented by: Starline Tours
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Saturday, 6:30-10:00pm
Board a luxury coach and enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience in an evening of sightseeing. You will tour the Music Center, Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, and see the city from the heights of locations such as Mulholland Drive. Then you’re on your way to the City Walk, the home of Universal Studios for a leisurely walk, fine dining, shopping and entertainment. Next, you are off to Rodeo Drive where the stars shop at boutiques like Chanel, Gucci and Bijan.

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.