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201: Creative Conditioning Combos for Trainers
Workout presented by: Amy Dixon
Time Block C - Thursday, 7:00-7:45amIn today’s fitness landscape, our clients are being hit with many of the same interval protocols and exercises over and over again. It’s time to change the focus of the programs we are designing and delivering in every training session. While you’ll get a ton of unique and creative cardio and strength conditioning exercise combos, the focus of this workout will be on teaching you how to creatively apply the content with your clients. The possibilities are endless!
202: Elimin8tor: Interactive Metabolic Training
Workout presented by: Dana McCaw, MS
Time Block C - Thursday, 7:00-7:45amAre you ready to elevate the fun factor and eliminate exercise boredom by keeping HIIT real? Push, progress and PLAY the "work" load down with interactive metabolic training! Analyze the relationship between the physiology of time-based training and the psychology of coaching. Then see how this dynamic equation produces real results. Enhance your coaching game, excite your program design and empower your students to truly play a part in a workout that builds community and imbeds variety.
203: NASM®: Morning Jumpstart Workout
Time Block C - Thursday, 7:00-7:45amExperience NASM's integrated training model for group personal training. This fun workout will prepare you for the day of sessions at IDEA World. Start with a progressive warm-up to inhibit tight muscles, lengthen and mobilize key areas, and activate neglected muscles. Then, experience an energizing workout that will leave you feeling better than when you arrived!
204: SandBell® Elements, by Hyperwear®
Workout presented by: Brook Benten Jimenez
Time Block C - Thursday, 7:00-7:45amThis session will teach you the key elements associated with SandBell training. You will learn exercise variations and coaching cues for the eight main action series (squat, hinge, push, pull, slam, swing, twist and slide). It also includes a combo and circuit series that can be used in small-group training. The knowledge gained in this explosive workout will allow you to add unlimited versatility to your clients' workouts.
205: Extreme Body Weight Boot Camp
Workout presented by: Mike Z. Robinson
Time Block C - Thursday, 7:00-7:45amCome and workout with Mike, the 2015 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year, as he takes you through an extreme, full body, don't eat a bunch before you come boot camp workout that will have your heart rate climbing and have you sweating like no other. In this early morning boot camp class, you will experience a wide variety of engaging exercises you can immediately integrate into your clients' fitness routines.
206: Tabata Express™
Workout presented by: Mindy Mylrea
Time Block C - Thursday, 7:00-7:45amCapture a larger audience and increase your small-group training attendance with Tabata Express! This program is a revolution in HIIT training and wellness coaching. It demonstrates how an amazing 30 minutes can lead you on a full wellness journey for real change. Using the 20-10 timing protocol with max intervals, mixed intervals and our unique signature foundational moves timing of 30-20-10, you will experience a totally new way to excite and challenge your students for maximum sustained success.
207: A Therapeutic Approach to Group Exercise: Help Your Students Attain Fitness (Injury Free), by Gray Institute®
Workout presented by: Sandra VanGilder, DPT
Time Block C - Thursday, 7:00-7:45amIf you have students (or clients) with neck, shoulder, back, hip or knee trouble, then this refreshing, low impact flow workout is for you. This interactive session will use Applied Functional Science® to demonstrate a step by step progression of a 3-D, whole body dynamic flexibility, mobility and strength workout. Experience a unique progressive workout that will ease your participants into an effective, healing routine that promotes healthy joints and muscles, alleviates pain, and helps them reach their maximal physical potential.
208: Crossfire—Performance Targets for Trainers
Workout presented by: Abbie Appel
Time Block C - Thursday, 7:00-7:45amGet caught in the crossfire with this performance-based workout. Five training targets—power, agility, strength, speed and quickness—converge to create supreme performance fitness outcomes. Experience a circuit format that targets unique intensity variables that affect effort and recovery. Gain instant access to endless exercises.
210: Latinva® Dance Fitness
Workout presented by: Alice Cangas
Time Block C - Thursday, 7:00-7:45amLatinva is an innovative freestyle dance fitness program that celebrates the beauty of Latin dance and is centered solely on Latin dance steps that include bachata, cha cha, cumbia, mambo, merengue, salsa and tango. Latinva will rock your mind, body and spirit! You will learn by watching, learning the instructor's verbal and visual cues and by repetition, allowing for the freedom of self-expression. As a participant, you become the master of your own dance fitness experience.
211: Step: Stomp On It!
Workout presented by: Luciano Mottola
Time Block C - Thursday, 7:00-7:45amIf you like to offer a variety of choreography in your step classes, you'll not want to miss this workout. Beginning with just one stomp, or a series of stomps, you will see how you can mix up your choreography offerings...keeping it simple and challenging at the same time. See how Luciano works his magic in this enlightening step session. Walk away with a ton of choreography ideas you can use on Monday morning. Come STOMP with us!
110: EXOS®: Train Like an Athlete-The Coach's Guide to Improved Sports Performance
Workshop presented by: Brent Callaway
Wednesday, 10:00am-5:00pmThe ability to develop, coach and correct movement skills has emerged as an important skill set for those looking to position themselves as sports conditioning coaches or performance specialists. The industry has spoken, and more clients are looking to train "like an athlete" and develop the movement skills needed to stay in top shape. Whether it is helping a client improve his running technique for an upcoming race, or a youth athlete improve her ability to change direction, the ability to effectively coach movement skills is needed. Attend this preconference event and develop the coaching skills needed to identify and articulate the characteristics that represent "effective technique" across specific linear and multidirectional movement skills. We will discuss how to identify and prioritize specific "technical errors" associated with each movement skill, and provide focused cues and drills that will be used to correct the prioritized movement errors. This course will not only provide a blueprint for those seeking to transition into sports performance, it will also provide an evidence-based guide to programming, coaching and correcting a diversity of movement skills. Lunch (1 hour) is on your own. This preconference workshop qualifies for CECs from several certification agencies. Exact CEC hours and approvals are pending. This is not a certification. Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.
111: Total Barre™ Create Great Choreography to Music
Workshop presented by: Kim Kraushar
Wednesday, 1:00-5:00pmThe Total Barre system provides the perfect opportunity to combine music and movement to create more than just a prechoreographed fitness class. In this workshop, created by the MERRITHEW team, learn how every aspect of choreography, from choosing individual pieces to stringing together the perfect movements, will motivate your classes and deliver exceptional results. The Total Barre workout segment platform and movement essences are used as the backdrop in the creation of effective full body classes. Explore every step of the choreographic process, including how to select music, how to hear counts and phrasing, and how to develop a music vocabulary. Next, learn how to match tempo, musical breaks, accents, lyrics and crescendos/diminuendos with physical versions of the same. Finally, discuss how the essence of each segment and movement principles serve as a guide to developing safe and effective choreography, while motivating classes. Learning objectives: 1. Apply the Total Barre foundational principles in the creation of individual exercise segments. 2. Discover how rhythm, pace, counts and phrasing contribute to effective choreography. 3. Learn how music selection and exercise choice can increase energy output and physical benefits. 4. Explore how the 11 segment system helps create dynamic workouts every time. This is not a certification. Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.
112: Build a Stronger Business and Life in 12 Months-Work Smarter, Not Harder!
Lecture presented by: Trina Gray
Wednesday, 2:00-6:00pmWhat fitness professional doesn't want to build a better business and enjoy life more? Attend this special preconference offering and walk away with valuable tools for creating a smarter work–life balance plan, mastering time management, and organizing your business campaigns. Chock full of solutions, this action-packed seminar, presented by leading entrepreneur Trina Gray, takes you behind the curtains of her multimillion dollar fitness businesses to show you her successful 12 month marketing campaign, including themed boot camps, unique group training programs, client celebrations, nutritional offerings and special events. You'll leave with a blueprint for creating a comprehensive marketing plan with fresh fitness and nutrition offerings. To help you pack your business with loyal clients, Trina will also share tips on promoting your brand, growing programs and adding revenue with smarter social media strategies. Stop throwing programming and business ideas at the wall to see what sticks and relegating marketing to the bottom of your list. Your whole year will change with this one seminar. This preconference workshop qualifies for CECs from several certification agencies. Exact CEC hours and approvals are pending. This is not a certification. Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.
113: Gray Institute®: Low Back Pain-Assessing and Progressing for Performance
Workshop presented by: Brett Bloom
Wednesday, 2:00-6:00pmLow back pain is frequent and all too common for many of our clients. This is an opportunity, not a problem. Get this“it's not the low back's fault! Assessing the entire body, especially the low back's best friends (subtalar/ankle complex, hip complex and thoracic spine complex), and progressing the entire body (tweaking numerous movement variables) is a must in alleviating low back pain and restoring function for the individual. In this Gray Institute® preconference session, come ready to learn by moving. Learn how“ • To assess the entire body utilizing a succinct and powerful process • To progress the mobility and stability of the body by leveraging movement variables • Applied Functional Science® empowers you, the practitioner, to train/treat low back pain, as well as the rest of the body! This preconference workshop qualifies for CECs from several certification agencies. Exact CEC hours and approvals are pending. This is not a certification. Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.
114: NPE FAST-FORWARD™ Intensive Workshop: One Day to More Clients, More Profits, More Fun!
Lecture presented by: Sean Greeley
Wednesday, 10:00am-4:00pmFAST FORWARD™ is NPE’s 1 day fitness business building workshop that educates fitness professionals and business owners on business systems that will attract more clients and increase profits. Whether you offer group training, semi-private, or private training services, this power packed, 6 hour workshop is designed to help you develop a clearer vision for the growth path of your business, how to package, price and sell your services, as well as provide key marketing strategies that are tailor made to drive the right prospects to your facility. Participants will: • Learn how to develop and implement an intelligent 1 to 3 year strategic business plan guaranteed to grow your business • Learn how to create a compelling packaging and pricing model for your training services • Build a “big picture” marketing calendar and proven marketing system that will entice and assure new clients flow into your business throughout the year • Learn a 7.5 step sales process that communicates the value your business delivers, resulting in more closed sales The concepts learned in this preconference session will help you realize greater fiscal and personal success, as well as have more fun in your business. It’s time to reach your potential as a business owner and successful fitness professional! Lunch will be provided for all participants registered in this preconference workshop.
150: The Santa Monica Escape Walking Tour
Fun presented by: Ken Alan
Wednesday, 3:00-7:30pmEscape from the glitz and glamour of L.A. to the beautiful beachside community of Santa Monica. You’ll see the new post-modern civic center, the bustling 3rd Street Promenade, and Palisades Park, which overlooks Santa Monica Bay from Malibu to Catalina Island. We’ll also visit the world-famous Santa Monica Pier and play on the rings, swings and ropes at the beach before taking the light rail train back to the convention center. Total walk distance: about 3 miles.
220: Flat Out, by ICG®
Workout presented by: Mike Michels
Time Block C - Thursday, 7:00-7:45amThe road is flat. The wind is behind you. There’s only one thing to do“ ride Flat Out! This session is designed to challenge your speed riding skills and test your ability to turn the pedals at a higher cadence. With Myride®+ you will become immersed in the ride and maintain your focus as the workout gets tough. Remember, the rider that pedals the fastest and hardest will win the race!
230: TRX®: Move Better-Raising the Bar
Time Block D - Thursday, 8:00-9:50amThis movement-based session utilizes the TRX Suspension Trainer™ to guide clients to better, more efficient movement that leads to uniquely effective training! Experience a slice of the newly released TRX Progression Based Coaching approach that will revolutionize the way you coach and train. With key concepts from the new TRX course curriculum, this session is not to be missed!
231: Functional Power Training for Older Clients, by FAI
Workshop presented by: Cody Sipe, PhD
Time Block D - Thursday, 8:00-9:50amMuscle power is a critical component to maintaining our functional abilities as we age. Traditional resistance programs focus on slow and controlled movement that have little impact on muscle power, and traditional power lifting programs are too risky and dangerous for the average aging adult. Should and can older adults perform power training? Yes! This session will cover all the critical aspects of a safe and effective functional power program for older clients, including equipment, technique, moves and contraindications.
232: SPRI®: Ropes Unleashed-Power Meets Precision
Workshop presented by: Brian Nunez
Time Block D - Thursday, 8:00-9:50amJust when you thought you knew the power of rope training, this program will take your classes to the next level. Using a unique combination of ropes and medicine balls, you will challenge your power to match your precision. Learn new moves on the ropes coupled with fun and partner-based drills using medicine balls. Hone your skills in this high intensity, fun and challenging workout.
234: Introduction to SandBell® for Group Training
Workshop presented by: Declan Condron, MS
Time Block D - Thursday, 8:00-9:50amSandBells are one of the most versatile and challenging, functional free weights you will ever come across. They may look innocent, but they will challenge your strength, test your stamina and push your limits like nothing else. This workshop will focus on teaching the fundamental principles of SandBell training, introduce a library of SandBell exercises with progressions and regressions, offer key coaching points and safety considerations, and finally cover SandBell program design and implementation.
235: Reinvent the Wheel-Plus Burpees, Squats and Lunges, by Escape Fitness®
Workshop presented by: Steve Barrett
Time Block D - Thursday, 8:00-9:50amThis workshop will help you inject new levels of energy, excitement and challenge into familiar moves. Changing the speed, body position and range of motion can transform your workouts! Get your participants to surprise themselves by doing things they never thought themselves able to do. This is a "see one, do one, teach one" session, so not only will you take away great ideas, you'll also develop the ability to be more creative with the exercises you already know.
236: ActivMotion Bar™ Boot Camp With SGT Ken®: Operation Steady as She Goes™
Workout presented by: Sergeant Ken Weichert
Time Block D - Thursday, 8:00-9:50amExperience a workout that includes highly effective tactical fitness exercises using a technique known as BURST training. It's a race against the clock as participants are challenged to perform their absolute best in 40 second high intensity intervals using the ActivMotion Bar. Learn to DISRUPT normal fitness training strategies through unstable and dynamic movements that help you DISCOVER your core capabilities through integrating your body with the bar, and DEFINE your body utilizing momentum, velocity and resistance.
237: 3-D Flexibility and Strength: Triplane Mostability of the Body, by Gray Institute®
Workshop presented by: Brett Bloom, DPT
Time Block D - Thursday, 8:00-9:50amThis enlightening session will dramatically enhance how you approach flexibility and strength training with your clients. Traditional flexibility techniques simply don’t cut it and may, in fact, be setting your clients up for disaster. Applied Functional Science® allows practitioners to understand and apply the truths of how the body functions“in three planes of motion. This session will discuss and demonstrate triplane lengthening (motion) and strengthening (stability) techniques throughout the body for authentic “mostability!”
239: Punch Up Your Programs!
Lecture presented by: Craig Valency, MA
Time Block D - Thursday, 8:00-9:50amKeeping your programs fresh and interesting is always a challenge for any trainer. See how you can set clients up for success by implementing four rotating foundational skills, movement skills, functional strength, muscular development and movement-based recovery circuits. Take home original programs and templates that can be customized for all workout phases, including instructions on how to structure an entire 30 and 60 minute workout from start to finish.
240: Calling All Leaders: Learn the Millionaire Mindset
Lecture presented by: Vito LaFata
Time Block D - Thursday, 8:00-9:50amThis business leadership session will change your life, pump up your productivity and increase your influence. You win when you help others win. Whether you need help leading yourself, your staff or your clients, the principles are the same. People want more success. More happiness. More passion. More money. More energy. More productivity. More meaning. Take home the six pillars of high performance to unleash your best year.
421: Fitness Instructor's Guide to Success (FIGS), by AFAA®
Workshop presented by: Angie Miller, MS
Time Block H - Friday, 7:30-9:20amHow do you raise the bar in the fitness industry and stand out among a sea of instructors? Building and maintaining your professional image, understanding the key elements behind successful instruction, and creating community are just the highlights of this workshop. You'll learn how to apply the AFAA five questions, the five P's of professionalism, and the 10 commandments for dynamic instructional practices. Whether you're a new or veteran instructor, this session is practical, informative and full of inspiration.
422: Halo®: Foundations to Integrated Body Weight Training
Workshop presented by: PJ O'Clair
Time Block H - Friday, 7:30-9:20amHalo training provides overall body conditioning that incorporates strength and endurance work, flexibility training, interval training and injury prevention. In this hands-on workshop, developed by the MERRITHEW team, instructors are introduced to the essential elements of Halo Training and the Halo Trainer. Because every client has unique demands, learn how to modify exercises for functional strength and stability. Incorporating the basic science of core-integrated body weight training, this multifunctional and three-dimensional system empowers instructors to advance any client.
423: Successful Cuing for the Barre Instructor
Workshop presented by: Nicole De Anda
Time Block H - Friday, 7:30-9:20amCuing is how we communicate and connect with our students each and every class. In fact, how we cue could make or break their experience. Expand your barre-specific vocabulary and you will immediately up-level your ability to communicate. Both verbal and nonverbal cuing will be addressed to offer comprehensive techniques for successful cuing practices that will ultimately provide your students with a greater understanding of barre-specific form and a deeper connection to the work.
424: Traditionally Speaking: Ashtanga Primary to Intermediate
Workshop presented by: Linda Freeman-Webster
Time Block H - Friday, 7:30-9:20amModern meets traditional in this ashtanga-based class. Utilize the benefits of ashtanga's primary series, a practice that builds sequentially with flexibility and strength. This workshop will provide participants with the tools to effectively progress their students by breaking each posture down in terms of technique, alignment and anatomy. Gain a better understanding of standing and seated postures in this series to create balanced, solid yoga classes and set the foundation for a successful practice for your students.
425: Heavily Meditated and Highly Motivated—Meditation for the Fitness Mind
Workshop presented by: Petra Kolber
Time Block H - Friday, 7:30-9:20amThe greatest muscle you will ever train is your mind. Come and learn "gateway" meditations that can be first steps to incorporating meditation into a fitness lifestyle. Learn the latest research that supports the many health and wellness benefits of this practice and discover easy to replicate mini meditations that are grounded in language that is both familiar and nonthreatening. Train a body—change a body. Train a mind—change a life.
426: Schwinn® Cycling: It's All About the BASE
Workshop presented by: Amy Dixon
Time Block H - Friday, 7:30-9:20amIt's official! The fitness world has crowned HIIT as the only way to get fit and see results. No doubt HIIT delivers, but it should only comprise 20% of overall workout volume per week. So what's a coach to do with the other 80%? The simple answer is endurance-based training. This workshop shines a light on the "anti-HIIT workout" that will have your riders going harder for longer, translating to higher wattage output and bigger calories across the board.
427: Keiser® Cycling: Lights, Camera, Cycle!
Workshop presented by: Buddy Macuha
Time Block H - Friday, 7:30-9:20amSet your class up for an unforgettable experience that will have the critics cheering and the audience begging for more! Learn how to set up your beginning, deliver an incredible storyline and finish with a dramatic ending. Cycling is all about timing and knowing how to balance out all the elements. When you create a memorable experience, your students will be waiting for the sequel.
428: Indoor Evolution: The Master Class for Serious Instructors, by ICG®
Workshop presented by: Mike Michels
Time Block H - Friday, 7:30-9:20amLearn how to combine the many outdoor cycling disciplines—mountain, road, urban and time trial—into a single, sizzling cycling session. This unique indoor cycling program will enhance your teaching skills while offering you new ideas to integrate into existing classes or to teach as a whole new concept. Are you ready for the Indoor Evolution?
429: RealRyder® Cycling: 50 Rides That Rock!
Workshop presented by: Adam Reid
Time Block H - Friday, 7:30-9:20amIf you're stuck in a rut when it comes to planning your classes, this is the creative inspiration you need. Re-energize your approach to teaching while reducing your workload for up to a year! You'll get 50 rockin' rides when you attend this session, plus, an easy to use template for developing many more. Learn how to organize, recycle and refresh a library of class profiles, as well as how to access motivating music that will excite and inspire all fitness personalities.
430: Mastering Elastic Resistance, by Anchor Point Training
Workshop presented by: Chris Severs
Time Block H - Friday, 7:30-9:20amThe unique properties and possibilities of progressive elastic resistance are demonstrated. This session explores several unique aspects of elastic resistance and how they can be exploited to create useful work. Learn about: training vectors of force by anchoring resistance at different heights, using plyometric, isometric, eccentric and oscillating force. These are all unique properties offered by elastic resistance. (applied to all populations)
619: Club Spotlight: The Flow Ninja Games With Team24 and Jamie Wheal
Workshop presented by: Jamie Wheal, and Team24
Time Block L - Saturday, 7:30-9:20amTeam24 and Jamie Wheal, director of the Flow Genome Project invite you to Learn to Play Fearlessly. Find your courage in a multisensory circuit challenge that reinvents conventional fitness to harness flow state and unleash your inner athlete. Shortcut your path to mastery, tap higher performance and experience the best feeling on earth. Can't wait? Complete your flow profile now at http://www.flowgenomeproject.com
620: BollyX®—The Workout
Time Block L - Saturday, 7:30-9:20amThe BollyX workout session will allow conference attendees to experience our Bollywood–inspired dance–fitness program that combines dynamic choreography and intensive workouts with upbeat music from around the world. This 45–75 minute workout will be fun and invigorating, but more importantly, will drive fitness results through cardio and muscle building exercises. In addition to fitness and dance, we will also emphasize expression, which is an attribute that is essential to Bollywood and encourages people to bring out their inner boldness.
621: Bring the Beat Back to Group X, by AFAA®
Workshop presented by: Angie Miller, MS
Time Block L - Saturday, 7:30-9:20amPredesigned programs are a great way to earn your stripes in the industry and get experience leading group exercise classes, but when you understand the magic of musical phrasing you can create your own combinations and take your instruction to a whole new level. With music as the foundation and beat as the building blocks, your options are endless. You can design choreography that is authentic to you and your participants and open up a world of opportunity.
622: STOTT PILATES®: Mini Stability Ball™ Workout
Workshop presented by: Kim Kraushar
Time Block L - Saturday, 7:30-9:20amBrighten up your workout and feel energized with the lively orange Mini Stability Ball! The 12–inch Mini Stability Ball meets our Pilates workout to create total body strengthening and conditioning. The exercises work on improving posture, with a major focus on core stability and back mobility, while also lengthening and strengthening the surrounding muscles. Keeping the elements of the STOTT PILATES five basic principles in mind, learn how to add variety and fun to traditional mat work routines.
623: Bodhi Suspension System: Pilates Meets Suspension
Workshop presented by: Erika Quest
Time Block L - Saturday, 7:30-9:20amSuspension Training™ goes mind-body in this core-centered class combining the refinement and detail of Pilates with the athleticism and strength of suspension. Sequences for core training, stability, balance and flexibility are the focus of this unique take on Suspension Training from Balanced Body®.
624: Yoga-The Art of Adjusting
Workshop presented by: Rina Jakubowicz
Time Block L - Saturday, 7:30-9:20amHands-on assists are frequently used to establish optimal alignment, strengthen body awareness, and deepen the yoga experience. Whether you are new or seasoned, this workshop will serve to strengthen your ability to comfortably and confidently teach and touch. We will examine the mechanics of a spectrum of postures (simple to complex), with accompanying assists, all while instructing to a class of students. Take away a teaching toolkit that will strengthen the teacher-student connection!
625: Create Smart Bodies—Use the Primal Senses, Powered by Vibram®
Workshop presented by: Stacey Lei Krauss
Time Block L - Saturday, 7:30-9:20amCoaching students to move with focused intent is a tricky business in this highly stimulated world. Adding extraneous bells and whistles can overload the nervous system resulting in less accurate movement. By integrating the most primal senses, our students will respond to exercise sequencing and move like human–animals. This workshop provides strategic remedies to approach the underlying sensory issues that affect performance. If you want to enhance movement quality in your students, you must attend this session.
626: Schwinn® Cycling: Teaching Tips From TED®—Noble to Noteworthy
Time Block L - Saturday, 7:30-9:20amTED (Technology, Education, Design) Talks are sweeping the nation with their poignant and prophetic style that moves people to action. Think public speaking and power presenting is in your job description? Think again! TED speakers can teach us stage presence, word choice, structure and design. This workshop delivers top 10 professional tips and the three pillars of influence to help you deliver masterful cycling classes. Walk away with morning ready coaching and cuing tips.
627: Keiser® Cycling: Triple Threat Power Cycling
Workshop presented by: Buddy Macuha
Time Block L - Saturday, 7:30-9:20amCombine endurance, strength and power drills into your class and become a triple threat cycling instructor! Each one is slightly different and knowing how to better utilize power is the key. You'll maximize your results by understanding how both slow and fast twitch muscle fibers activate and experience both steady state and interval drills while tapping into the different energy systems the body uses during exercise.
628: Stages™ Cycling: Oh No! Not the Power Police
Workshop presented by: Pam Benchley
Time Block L - Saturday, 7:30-9:20amIt's official: consoles and power measurement for indoor cycling are here to stay. But with every new piece of equipment comes 'creative" misuses and abuses. Avoid getting caught by never committing a crime in the first place! You'll learn the most common crimes against consoles, then get ready to ride as we explore our top 10 best power practices. These Simple Sets™ will give you hours of new ride content and provide priceless aha! moments for your participants.
830: Schwinn® Cycling: Unapologetically Authentic
Time Block Q - Sunday, 9:40-11:30amThe indoor cycling category has become crowded with programs ranging from the uber athletic to beyond the bike concepts, making it confusing to know which direction to go for your students. This workshop will teach you how to stay true to the second most popular activity on the planet (outdoor cycling), while providing the excitement of the best group fitness experiences. Walk away with three fully baked, authentic and theme based rides that will impress the masses.
850: L.A. Urban Safari Walking Adventure
Fun presented by: Ken Alan
Sunday, 10:00am-12:30pmL.A. is home to some of the most iconic and fascinating architectural structures. On this walking tour you will see such master pieces as the historic and renovated L.A. Central Library and gardens, the world-renown Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Bunker Hill steps, the new Los Angeles Cathedral and much more. Be sure to bring a camera—you won’t want to miss out on capturing these majestic manmade landmarks. Total walk distance: about 4 miles
900: POP Pilates®: Instructor Training Course
Workshop presented by: Jules Fultz
Sunday, 8:00am-5:00pmPOP Pilates is an incredible fusion of ab-chiseling and total body defining moves choreographed to your favorite Top 40 hits. This intense, mat-based workout challenges students to rhythmically flow from one exercise to the next, developing a rock solid core while leaving no muscle untouched. While POP Pilates moves all originate from classical Pilates, the class design, relationship with music, sequencing and reps, differ from reformer classes and traditional mat classes. The fundamentals of breathing, core engagement and powerhouse-based movements are shared. However, the emphasis on moving to the beat of pop music is what makes POP Pilates so unique. The POP Pilates Instructor Training Course will offer you the practical application skills and foundation from which to offer safe, smart, effective, engaging and fun class experiences to groups of all levels. Upon completion of this course, each participant will: • Have the opportunity to become an Official POP Pilates Instructor • Receive an instructor manual • Gain access to the online POP Pilates Instructor in Training Portal, which provides specific choreography videos, 1:1 technique and form breakdown, complete choreography notes and so much more • Receive the official music playlist from Spotify • Have access to the Instructor Forums Lunch (1 hour) is on your own. This postconference workshop has been approved for 8.0 AFAA, 0.8 ACE, and 0.8 NASM CECs. CECs from other agencies are pending. Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.
901: Jillian Michaels BODYSHRED™: Instructor Certification
Workshop presented by: Kendell Hogan
Sunday, 8:00am-5:00pmThis 8 hour course is designed to systematically prepare you to teach and coach a high intensity, metabolic-driven Jillian Michaels BODYSHRED class within a group exercise setting. You will be introduced to new concepts, teaching tools and a motivating delivery style that will change the way you view teaching fitness, while expanding your own professional growth. This training course includes the science that informs BODYSHRED along with interactive, practical application of the methodology and a creative experience of the moves and programming. Participants will be required to pass a practical exam at the end of the training and a written exam within 2 weeks after the workshop to become a fully certified BODYSHRED instructor. Requirements: 1. Instructors must be at least 18 years old. 2. Instructors must hold certification as a trainer from a recognized national fitness association, such as NETA, YMCA Foundations of Group Exercise, WITS, NFPT, NESTA, AFAA, ACE, ACSM, ISSA, NCSF, NCCPT, NASM, or AAAI/ISMA. 3. Instructors must attend the 1 day, in-person BODYSHRED Instructor Certification workshop, pass the practical examination administered at the end of the workshop, and pass the Web-based at-home written exam with a score of 80% or better. 4. Prior to teaching BODYSHRED, instructors must be affiliated with a BODYSHRED-approved gym. Lunch (1 hour) is on your own. This postconference workshop has been approved for 0.8 ACE, 7.5 AFAA, 0.8 NASM and 0.5 NESTA CECs. CECs from other agencies are pending. Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.
902: BOSU®: Beyond Balance-Keys to Anti-Aging
Sunday, 8:30am-3:30pmDon't miss this 6 hour certification course that will give you the tools to train your clients in the critical elements associated with anti-aging! Functional strength and balance training are key components to improved performance and successful activities of daily life at any age. This course will explore how the BOSU Balance Trainer can enhance total body fitness and balance with games and sequences that build strength, challenge proprioception, and ultimately promote efficient movement through the entire kinetic chain. Receive research-based ideas to learn why certain movement patterns are important for the active aging population, and how to implement these cutting edge movement skills and training techniques into group workouts and personal training sessions. Get new ideas for active aging workouts that make functional strength and balance training empowering and fun! Participants will receive the BOSU Active Aging - Training Manual, the BOSU Mobility and Stability for Active Aging DVD, a comprehensive list of practical take-aways from cutting edge, peer reviewed research on active aging, and hands-on practical experience. Lunch (1 hour) is on your own. This postconference workshop qualifies for CECs from several certification agencies. Exact CEC hours and approvals are pending. Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.
903: CIZE® LIVE: Instructor Training Workshop
Workshop presented by: Joie Walsh
Sunday, 9:00am-5:30pmMake your best move, become a CIZE LIVE Instructor! CIZE LIVE was created by Shaun T, who has an extensive dance and fitness background along with a track record of delivering incredible results. This highly sought after program is backed by extensive nationwide Beachbody® advertising, to make it the class everyone wants to take! Become a CIZE LIVE instructor in just one day. You'll learn how to properly do the moves, cue to the beat of the music, and break into a serious sweat without getting bored! The professionally choreographed routines are broken down so they're super simple to learn“and teach! You'll be able to get ANYONE to dance. Get the latest dance workout routines with fresh music from Shaun T's favorite playlists, and marketing tools to keep your CIZE LIVE classes packed and your dance crew coming back for more! Participants will receive access to the CIZE LIVE Instructor Manual and Workshop Outline, digital access to the current CIZE LIVE Round (choreography, corresponding music and choreography notes) and hands-on practical experience from our master trainers. Lunch (45 minutes) is on your own. This postconference workshop has been approved for 0.7 ACE CECs, 7 AFAA CECs, 4 canfitpro CECs. CECs from other agencies are pending. This is not a certification. Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.
904: Metabolic Conditioning: Myths, Mysteries and Monster Workouts
Sunday, 9:00am-1:00pmJoin Len for a 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 also be presented. Every exercise professional will leave with nine cutting edge, research-based cardiovascular workouts and seven evidence-based anaerobic training programs (each program includes five to six exercises). This postconference workshop qualifies for CECs from several certification agencies. Exact CEC hours and approvals are pending. This is not a certification. Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.