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252: Intro to Kranking®
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: Mike Michaels

Time Block E - Thursday, 8:10-10:00am
Kranking provides a fun and effective cardiovascular and strength-training workout while increasing balance and symmetry in the upper body. Find out how to easily integrate the Johnny G KRANKcycle® by Matrix into your facility. Personal trainers can easily utilize the KRANKcycle for one-on-one training, boot camps and circuits. Group exercise instructors can combine the KRANKcycle with indoor cycling for a full-body workout. This session covers proper setup and operation of this unique training tool!

253: Schwinn® Cycling: It’s All in Your Head
CECs/CEUs: AASFP 0.20, ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 0.90, AFPA 2.00, BCRPA 1.50, CHEK 2.00, CI 2.00, IFPA 2.00, NASM 1.00, NCCPT 0.20, NCSF 1.00, NESTA 0.20, NETA 0.20, NFPT 0.50, NPI 2.00, NSCA 0.00, NSPA 2.00, PTAG 2.00
Workshop presented by: Julz Arney

Time Block E - Thursday, 8:10-10:00am
The best indoor cycling instructors use vivid imagery to improve performance, transcend time and inspire their students. Not all imagery is created equal, and some approaches work better than others. Come learn the latest research on the mind/body connection, and how imagery fits into class design. Walk away with some of the most effective imagery used by Schwinn’s most popular master trainers, and see it put to use in a killer workout!

254: RealRyder® Indoor Cycling: This Is How We Ryde!
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: Adam Reid, and Douglas Brooks, MS

Time Block E - Thursday, 8:10-10:00am
After 20 years of consistent stationary cycle design, the introduction of the RealRyder Cycle has changed indoor bike technology forever. This ride encourages, teaches and rewards good form and proper pedal stroke, while riders experience the benefits of turning, leaning and balancing. This workshop builds on the history of indoor cycling, giving instructors a glimpse into the RealRyder methodology and teaching system. The future of indoor cycling is here. Repeated as session #626.

255: ICG®: Ride Around the World
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: Jim Karanas, MS

Time Block E - Thursday, 8:10-10:00am
Would you teach a class without music? Video is becoming just as important. Join Team ICG and learn techniques, cues and the art of building a video profile that fits your music to create a new, powerful experience called immersion. Myride®+ is a game changer that makes video easy and fun to use. New teaching skills by Team ICG will enable your students to feel they’re actually riding in a video. Learn the skills NOW and stay ahead! Repeated as session #454.

256: Fundamentals of CROSS CiRCUIT by Octane Fitness® (Full)
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: Heather Brunk

Time Block E - Thursday, 8:10-10:00am
CROSS CiRCUIT training is for trainers who are looking to offer an incredible cardiovascular and strength-training option for their clients. This session includes education on the benefits of cross-training and circuit training, and designing and running group classes, and designing CROSS CiRCUIT workouts with special attention to client goals such as weight loss and toning, and more. Repeated as session #667.

270: TRX®: Training for Youth
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: Dan McDonogh

Time Block G - Thursday, 2:00-3:50pm
Learn how to employ TRX training principles using both the Suspension Trainer™ and Rip™ Trainer to increase the movement capabilities of young athletes. This session will focus on how to train the foundational movements that are the building blocks of athleticism, and apply a fun and challenging atmosphere.

271: Small–Group/Team Training—Introducing Les Mills GRIT™ Series
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: Josef Matthews, and Jeremiah Evans

Time Block G - Thursday, 2:00-3:50pm
This session focuses on the latest high-intensity small-group team training (SGTT) programming in 30-minute formats. Participants can expect to receive the latest research on training for SGTT, and best practice around exercise/music selection, management and marketing of this type of programming. The session will include two 30-minute workouts. Repeated as session #511.

272: SPRI®: Ropes Gone Wild
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: Brian Nunez

Time Block G - Thursday, 2:00-3:50pm
Join this high-intensity, full-body, zero-impact workout experience incorporating the Undulation Training System method. Develop core stabilization, authentic strength and metabolic endurance with this varied-intensity rope conditioning class. Learn basic to advanced rope moves sequenced in a progressive cardio > strength > power format to create the ultimate metabolic conditioning experience.

273: Athlete’s Performance: Barefoot Training—Benefits, Pitfalls and Programming
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: Mark Verstegen

Time Block G - Thursday, 2:00-3:50pm
Mark will explore the history and evolution of the minimalist footwear we know today. He will explain the benefits to barefoot training, how to avoid the dangerous pitfalls, and how to bring it together with powerful programming that you will be able to implement with your existing philosophy and clients on Monday. This session will be a mix of presentation overview, combined with a

274: Sport Conditioning GOES GROUP (Full)
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: Peter Twist, MSc

Time Block G - Thursday, 2:00-3:50pm
Harness Group X’s joy of movement–subtract the choreography, add athletic and functional actions, and watch your classes fill up. This highly interactive small-group training workshop covers logistics, flow, set up and cuing. See how you can inspire your clients/students to bring their best effort with drills that are sure to build a body that works! Embrace a culture that challenges all participants to push harder and experience a workout that exudes a sense of competitive play. Don’t miss it!

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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279: BOSU®: Crush It
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: Amy Dixon, and Mindy Mylrea

Time Block G - Thursday, 2:00-3:50pm
BOSU® Crush It is for you, your clients and your athletes, and it will test your strength, 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.

280: Indo–Row®: The Perfect Calorie Burn
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: Jay Blahnik, and Josh Crosby

Time Block G - Thursday, 2:00-3:50pm
Repeated as session #210 and #240. See page 26 for full description.

281: Hi–Step—Bi–Step
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: Neil Bates

Time Block G - Thursday, 2:00-3:50pm
Say “Hi” and “Bi” as we travel around the step side by side! This session is the best fun you can have on two platforms! Get tips on how to easily create double-step choreography with endless adaptations. This workshop will focus on clear, concise cuing, how to set up the room for different step patterns and how to move around the steps with ease. See how you can make the most out of your existing choreography!

282: Body Force
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: Michelle Felzman

Time Block G - Thursday, 2:00-3:50pm
Body Force is designed to produce high-intensity training results with exercises that use only your body weight. The exercises are sequenced together to get your body to work as one unit through all planes of motion. Working through total-body exercises is the most efficient and effective way to train. Learn how to train hard with just your body!

283: Let the Music Move You!
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: Fred Hoffman, MEd

Time Block G - Thursday, 2:00-3:50pm
What is the one thing that always gets people moving? Great music! (Just think wedding reception!) This class brings familiar dance and low-impact moves to some of the best music ever. Even-paced, fun and lively, this creative cardio workout gives you lots of take-home and ready-to-use choreography. Come enjoy the music and get moving!

284: Why Your Personal Story Is Your Most Valuable Asset—Create Your Story!
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: Bo Eason

Time Block G - Thursday, 2:00-3:50pm
Join our keynote speaker Bo Eason in this workshop that will teach you how to capture your personal story, how to embody your story, and how to create immediate intimacy and trust with your clients. Bo’s coaching will accelerate your success as you refine your personal story and learn why your ultimate position of power is your unique voice, your originality, your story.

285: Training the Female Client
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: Sherri McMillan, MSc

Time Block G - Thursday, 2:00-3:50pm
Sixty percent of clients who work with a personal trainer are women. Women typically hire a trainer because they want to lose weight, shape up and firm up without bulking up! An understanding of the biological differences between the genders and how that affects exercise programming, hormonal influences, and various stages of a woman’s life, including pregnancy, postpartum and menopause, will allow a trainer to effectively address a woman’s goals and provide life-changing results.

286: Energy Defined: What Is It and How Much Do You Need?
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 G - Thursday, 2:00-3:50pm
Energy is a term that is often used to describe a particular attribute of certain foods and dietary products. However, this term is often misunderstood and misused. In this session, we will define energy and take a look at the types of foods that should be consumed to get the proper amount. More specifically, we’ll discuss the best time to consume energy and how different types of energy impact one’s ability to exercise.

287: Perform Better®: Blueprint for Success in the Fitness Industry
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: Todd Durkin, MA

Time Block G - Thursday, 2:00-3:50pm
As the fitness industry evolves, there are several extremely important foundational principles and practices you need to know about. Todd will share his key business principles and systems, including client acquisition, client retention, creative revenue-generating ideas, grassroots marketing, social media, building world-class customer service and culture, and how to build a winning team. Get ready for some creative, out-of-the-box thinking, backed by years of proven results and experience.

288: ZEN•GA™: V2 Vinyasa on the V2 Max Plus™ Reformer®, Level 1
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: PJ O'Clair

Time Block G - Thursday, 2:00-3:50pm
This new and innovative program, developed by the Merrithew Health & Fitness team, offers a unique application of the ZENGA™ mindful movement principles, resulting in an innovative fusion workout that focuses on clarity of the mind, core strength, stability and stamina. Working with the spring-loaded resistance of the reformer, and the new Vinyasa Triangle™, this exciting new program will train the neuromyofascial web to strengthen and bring more resiliency to the body.

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470: Technogym®: Transformational Group Training Strategies and Tools
CECs/CEUs: AASFP 0.20, ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 0.90, AFPA 1.50, NASM 0.20, NSCA 0.20, PTAG 1.50
Workshop presented by: Hayley Hollander

Time Block L - Friday, 10:20am-12:10pm
Group training is one of the most engaging, transformational and financially rewarding services that any facility or fitness professional can offer their members and clients. Learn how to truly personalize your group training experiences to maximize client enjoyment, engagement and adherence. Using PTA Global’s proven group training methods and Technogym’s functional training products to enhance the training environment, you will immediately begin to transform your group training experiences and discover a brilliantly orchestrated way to unlock its fullest potential.

471: Smart Step
CECs/CEUs: AASFP 0.20, ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 0.90, AFPA 1.50, NASM 0.20, NSCA 0.00, PTAG 1.50
Workshop presented by: Eve Fleck, MS

Time Block L - Friday, 10:20am-12:10pm
Are you ready for a tough step workout that’s fun, too? This workshop introduces choreography that keeps the workout in mind! Eve will show you how to break down choreography without stopping for breaks. A step class that you can use at home

472: Warrior Workout
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: Kimberly Spreen

Time Block L - Friday, 10:20am-12:10pm
Be inspired to unleash the fierce yet graceful warrior inside you! Learn how to create sequences that incorporate traditional yoga and martial arts. You’ll experience a heart-pumping, high-energy kickboxing routine followed by a vinyasa yoga sequence designed to improve muscular endurance, balance and flexibility while centering your mind with focus on your breath. Challenge yourself from start to finish, and get ready to experience the Warrior Workout!

473: PILOXING®: Round 2! (Full)
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Workout presented by: Viveca Jensen

Time Block L - Friday, 10:20am-12:10pm
PILOXING is a nonstop, interval fusion of standing Pilates, boxing and dance that will push you past your limits. PILOXING incorporates cutting-edge research and fitness techniques to burn maximum calories, build lean muscles and increase stamina. This session includes a full-length workout with brand-new Round 2 choreography and an overview of the methodology and signature PILOXING moves that make the blend of these disciplines such an effective workout.

474: Perfecting Performance Fueling—Pre– and Post–Workout CD
CECs/CEUs: AASFP 0.20, ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 0.00, AFPA 1.50, NASM 0.20, NSCA 0.20, PTAG 1.50
Lecture/Demo presented by: Teri Gentes

Time Block L - Friday, 10:20am-12:10pm
In this session, Teri shows you how to optimize pre- and post-fitness fueling with delicious food that replenishes, repairs and rebuilds muscle mass and increases bone strength. She’ll discuss preferred products and supplements, demonstrating practical preparation of simple and sensational recipes ideal for fitness professionals, athletes and all health advocates. Tasting samples will be provided.

475: 10 Principles for Success and Happiness
CECs/CEUs: AASFP 0.20, ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.80, AFPA 1.50, NASM 0.20, NSCA 0.20, PTAG 1.50
Lecture presented by: Skip Jennings

Time Block L - Friday, 10:20am-12:10pm
This workshop will help you understand that the greatest gift to you is you. The answers you seek lie within yourself, and by learning these 10 simple principles, you will unlock the secret to your success. This program also explores 12 universal laws to help you find the power that lives within you.

476: Your Brain on Exercise: From Research to Practice
CECs/CEUs: AASFP 0.20, ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.80, AFPA 1.50, NASM 0.20, NSCA 0.20, PTAG 1.50
Lecture presented by: Terry Eckmann, PhD

Time Block L - Friday, 10:20am-12:10pm
Neuroscientists around the world are involved in cutting-edge research that supports the many positive effects of exercise on the brain. Throughout the lifespan, exercise can enhance cognition and facilitate learning. Explore the anatomy and physiology of the brain on exercise and learn the key brain-healthy choices that can enhance brain performance. Participate in brain energizers great for all ages and stages of life.

477: Chakra Nutrition
CECs/CEUs: AASFP 0.20, ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.80, AFPA 1.50, NASM 0.20, NSCA 0.20, PTAG 1.50
Lecture presented by: Teri Mosey

Time Block L - Friday, 10:20am-12:10pm
The way we approach food and eating is to some degree a representation of how we approach life. Foods have specific energy vibrations that interact with our entire being and are personified by our energy centers or chakras. Learn how food characteristics impact our chakras, interpret the true meaning behind food cravings, and discover how to use food to harmonize your mind, body and soul.

478: The Power of Small—Why Small Is the New BIG!
CECs/CEUs: AASFP 0.20, ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.80, AFPA 1.50, NASM 0.20, NSCA 0.20, PTAG 1.50
Lecture presented by: Brent Gallagher

Time Block L - Friday, 10:20am-12:10pm
Have you hit a ceiling in your business? Brent will share the lessons he has learned that have enabled him to build a seven-figure business in just six short years. He will walk you through the daily steps you can begin to take today to unlock your full potential. The principles you will learn in this session will challenge your current business-as-usual mentality by reinventing the rules of success through practical steps you can apply right away.

479: STOTT PILATES®: Reformer With Fitness Circle®
CECs/CEUs: AASFP 0.20, ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 0.90, AFPA 1.50, NASM 0.20, NSCA 0.00, PTAG 1.50
Workshop presented by: CC Martin

Time Block L - Friday, 10:20am-12:10pm
In this workshop, developed by the Merrithew Health and Fitness team, learn how the Fitness Circle can bring variety and challenge into group or private reformer settings. Add more challenge to adductors and abductors of the peripheral limbs as well as assist in activating the core. The resistance ring reinforces correct muscle firing patterns and helps ensure correct positioning while adding an element of fun and variety to each workout.

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684: Body–Leverage Training: No Equipment? No Problem!
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 Q - Saturday, 1:30-3:20pm
Awaken a new dimension of training as you explore the research and practical applications of body-leverage training. Walk away with the latest research on the best techniques to perform push-ups, core training, leg strength/plyometrics and partner-resistance training. Then dive deeper into periodization using body-leverage training for enhanced strength, power and endurance. Your clients will think you’re a rock star when you present them with a scorching workout using only body weight.

685: The Link Between Stress and Chronic Pain
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: Mary Bratcher, MA, and Justin Price, MA

Time Block Q - Saturday, 1:30-3:20pm
Psychological stress can lead to gastrointestinal problems, breathing issues, muscle and joint pain, skin disorders and a whole host of other physical symptoms. In this session, you will learn how to assess your clients to see if their physical manifestations of pain are a result of their chronic psychological stress. You will also learn both mental and physical exercises and techniques to help them to reduce their stress, decrease their chronic pain and improve their general well-being.

686: Movement3: Integrating Movement, Fascia and Function With the CoreFitnessRoller®
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: Darya Bronston

Time Block Q - Saturday, 1:30-3:20pm
Vibrant long-term health is achieved through a myriad of conscientious actions that engage both mind and body. In this workshop, you will learn how to blend a variety of functional movements, balance challenges, self-myofascial release and trigger point techniques together to create a workout for optimal health. Walk away with a heightened awareness of how you can empower your clients to reach higher levels of wellness and vitality.

687: IDEA’s Epic Dance Encounter
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Workout presented by: Julz Arney, and Angie Green

Time Block Q - Saturday, 1:30-3:20pm
Last year’s Supreme Dance Battle raised the roof and brought down the house. This year, we’re taking it to another level with even more new dance brands! Come for a Showcase Room experience only IDEA can offer; the chance to try out the hottest dance-fitness trends of 2013 that are collectively shakin’ the groove thangs of more than 10 million people worldwide.

688: Push, Pull, Bend, Twist, Squat and Lunge Circuit
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: Fred Hoffman, MEd

Time Block Q - Saturday, 1:30-3:20pm
Experience a dynamic and effective circuit-training workout based on six basic movement patterns. The circuit is made up of total-body integrated exercises that use a variety of studio-based equipment. Each exercise is designed to improve overall strength, balance, coordination and muscle control. Accessible to all levels, this fun and easy-to-implement workout is functional training at its best!

689: Let the Games Begin! Skills, Drills, Games and Tricks for Socializing and Energizing Your Tribe
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: Jay Blahnik

Time Block Q - Saturday, 1:30-3:20pm
Everyone loves to play, and there is no better way to get people to work out than to make it interactive, entertaining and even competitive. Filled with drills that will improve cardio, strength, flexibility, balance and agility, you will leave with the ability to mix and match what you learn with what you already do. Your workouts will become more interactive, your clients and students will become more engaged, and your results will reach new heights!

690: JumpSport®: Plyometric Training for Personal Trainers and Small–Group Workouts
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: Krista Popowych

Time Block Q - Saturday, 1:30-3:20pm
Experience how challenging, creative and fun plyometric training can be. From ricochets to bounding, to medicine ball and plyoball applications, the fitness trampoline becomes the perfect playground for working with athletes and nonathletes. Whether you train one-on-one, in small groups or need some new ideas for group classes such as boot camps or circuit workouts, this session is for you. Get ready to jump, throw and sweat!

691: Step! In the Name of Love
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: Katie Haggerty

Time Block Q - Saturday, 1:30-3:20pm
You love it or you love it! Step has taken on so many identities since its inception. Where does your passion lie? Keep your members loving step by learning how to take the basic moves and evolve them so you are utilizing the music beyond just 4, 8 or 16 counts. Discover new ways to effectively communicate transitions that are smooth and easy so your students will experience movement in ways they may have never thought possible. Help your students (and you) fall in love with step all over again!

692: Outrageous Openings and Closings
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

Time Block Q - Saturday, 1:30-3:20pm
Join Lawrence for an outside-the-box sampling of nontraditional ways to open and close cardiovascular, strength, flexibility and fusion sessions. Participate in partner drills, primal animal patterns, unusual classroom configurations, dancing yoga, unique musicality options, and glowing in the dark.

693: Turbo Tabata
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 Q - Saturday, 1:30-3:20pm
It’s the simplest thing you could do to create a high-energy, male-friendly group exercise experience. Take simple-to-learn athletic body weight exercises, repeat them in high-intensity interval training bursts, balance out the exercises between upper body, lower body and core, and get into a serious fat-burning zone.

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828: Yoga in the Round
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: Denise Druce

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
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: Heather Lawson

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
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: Skip Jennings

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.