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276: Warm it Up! The Workout Before the Workout
Workshop presented by: Craig Valency, MA
Time Block F - Thursday, 2:30-4:20pmThe beginning of a workout is a unique opportunity for trainers to set the tone and prepare the body for movement. This is your chance to address energy system training, mobility, stability, and correcting individual imbalances –which often get overlooked while rushing to “burn calories.” It is also the time to have fun with agility, balance, and coordination games. You’ll experience several safe and effective warm-up protocols that maximize space and equipment.
277: PLAY! TRAIN! GAIN! —A Unique Group Training Format, by Escape Fitness®
Workshop presented by: Tommy Matthews
Time Block F - Thursday, 2:30-4:20pmThis unique course utilizes unconventional strength training tools and combines them with a high intensity training system that uses team training to bring out the very best in every participant. Gain insight on how to design intense, engaging and fun programs for partner and team training environments. Participants will be able to integrate the drills and skills into their one-on-one and small-group training workouts. Come see how your clients can achieve the results they desire.
278: 3-D Movement Analysis and Performance System (3DMAPS), by Gray Institute®
Workshop presented by: Brett Bloom
Time Block F - Thursday, 2:30-4:20pmThis unique session will dramatically and systematically enhance how you address your clients' training programs. 3DMAPS is a strategic arrangement of succinct movements that allow for assessment of the entire body in all three planes of motion. Not only will you learn how to assess the entire body using Applied Functional Science® principles, but also how to progress the entire body based on your clients' priorities. These quickly understood techniques can be directly applied with ANY client, ultimately enhancing their overall function!
279: Stretch Stronger: TriggerPoint™ Rolling and Ki-Hara Resistance Stretching
Time Block F - Thursday, 2:30-4:20pmTry a new way to create a strong, balanced and restriction-free musculature while preparing the body for movement. Stretch stronger uses Ki-Hara Resistance Stretching combined with a form of self-myofascial release called mashing to prepare six key areas of the body. Free restrictions, trigger points and adhesions, and discover how to utilize your own resistance to safely strengthen and lengthen the targeted muscle groups creating balance and efficiency through their functional range of motion.
280: The Science of Anti-Aging, by FAI
Lecture presented by: Cody Sipe, PhD
Time Block F - Thursday, 2:30-4:20pmNow more than ever middle-aged and older clients need credible information on how to live a long and healthy life. Establishing yourself as an authority on healthy aging with credible, evidence-based information can help you attract new clients by becoming the local celebrity and by helping current clients maximize their results. This session will review the latest scientific evidence on strategies to extend the human lifespan, with a special emphasis on exercise and nutrition.
281: Build a Powerful, Profitable Group Exercise Program-Top to Bottom
Lecture presented by: Carrie Haines
Time Block F - Thursday, 2:30-4:20pmShortcut your success in managing group exercise. Learn how to create a well rounded, thriving group exercise program that meets your clients’ needs and attracts great instructors. That is a win–win because group exercise drives retention and sales. Take a peek at some behind the scenes tips from the top directors in the industry. Bonus: Learn to build bridges with personal trainers and find ways to work together for the greater good.
282: Three Technologies to Engage and Empower Clients Inside and Outside the Session
Time Block F - Thursday, 2:30-4:20pmYou've mastered the art of program design, now it's time to add the technology WOW factor to your arsenal of moves. Travis will show how SMS adds a touch point with clients between sessions. He'll explain how heart rate monitor technology, body composition tracking and reporting helps his clients set and achieve new goals and dials into their inner competitor. Vito will explain how customized fitness apps allow trainers to create their own online client community with simple, effective swiping and daily reporting.
283: Health Coaching for Fitness Professionals, Powered by ACE®
Time Block F - Thursday, 2:30-4:20pmWith a global obesity epidemic, people need more help than ever. They need someone who can empower them to change their lifestyle behaviors. This session will address what a health coach really does. See how Jordan, a personal trainer turned health coach, set up his business as a health coach and how he works with clients in person and remotely. This session is a must for anyone who wants to become a successful and established health coach professional.
284: Nutrition Beyond the Calorie
Lecture presented by: Teri Mosey, PhD
Time Block F - Thursday, 2:30-4:20pmIn recent decades, nutrition has been reduced to counting calories. But food has thermal natures, energetic properties and its own chemical signature that communicates with our DNA. We'll explore the full spectrum of food's characteristics and their influences on our health. Understanding the properties of food will allow you to make practical choices, not just in times of health imbalance but also for overall vitality. Come and learn more about how our food influences and nourishes us in times of need.
285: How to Create High Performance Outcomes
Workshop presented by: Michol Dalcourt
Time Block F - Thursday, 2:30-4:20pmIn this interactive session, we uncover the many aspects of elite physical performance. Getting the most out of your body relies on myriad systems working together in balance to achieve an outcome. Each system needs to be trained under certain guidelines and often use different protocols to achieve maximal effects. We will address structured movement protocols along with structured recovery protocols to maximize neural, metabolic and mechanical overload and recovery. This is the proven way to reach optimum adaptations to create high performance.
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.
293: Yoga: Adjust Me Puhleeeeeze!
Workshop presented by: Stacy McCarthy
Time Block F - Thursday, 2:30-4:20pmThis workshop will deepen your understanding of optimal alignment and adjustments in standing poses, backbends and hip openers. We'll examine modifications for challenging poses and discuss the use of props for assistance. Learn how to bring greater stability and energy flow to each yoga pose to facilitate a greater sense of joy and empowerment.
294: Peak Pilates®: Powerful Private Sessions
Workshop presented by: Zoey Trap,MSc
Time Block F - Thursday, 2:30-4:20pmTeaching a great private Pilates session requires a different approach and different skills than those required for teaching groups. Learn the secrets to success that all pros know. Discover how you can customize sessions around client goals. Expand your exercise repertoire, learn to cue to the individual and touch for impact, as well as progress the client in each and every session.
295: Schwinn® Cycling: Train Right 2 Ride Right
Workshop presented by: Amy Dixon
Time Block F - Thursday, 2:30-4:20pmOur motto at Schwinn is to "Ride Right." This workshop takes a good look at range of motion and the common muscular imbalances involved in indoor cycling, and arms you with the tools to create complementary flexibility and strength-based programs to counter the riding position on the bike. You will experience two different cross-training programs that integrate mobility, strength and cardio while staying true to the promise of doing it right.
296: Keiser® Cycling: Speed Demon Super Hero
Workshop presented by: Linda Freeman-Webster
Time Block F - Thursday, 2:30-4:20pmYou want your students to feel like super heroes on the bike, yet they still shy away from using the appropriate gear at higher cadences, and they practically bounce through the ride. Learn how to teach your students the whys and hows of being powerful in the saddle while keeping the fun factor, encourage technique without lecturing, and coach speed while cultivating super hero powers! Get ready to create an entire class of Speed Demon Super Heroes!
297: The POWER Advantage-Train to Gain, by ICG®
Workshop presented by: Jesse Thomas
Time Block F - Thursday, 2:30-4:20pmCombining power meters and heart rate monitoring devices allows participants to get dialed in to their greatest and most optimal training potential. Gain an understanding of how to combine or use power production and heart rate during this well rounded, high intensity interval workshop. Participants will be asked to work in functional threshold power zones for three intervals while comparing their heart rate to specific power training zones for a specified period of time. Come ready to ride!
310: IDEA Summer Games: The Ultimate Power Challenge, Powered by SPRI®
Workout presented by: SPRI Faculty
Time Block G - Thursday, 5:15-6:30pmHow much attention do you pay to developing power in yourself and your clients? Is it an important part of your training routine? If so, you might just be ready for the power trials that are included on this seriously challenging course. This IDEA Summer Games session features power trials that consist of free weights, Olympic-style movement and plyometric activities“training exercises you can use with your clients. Test yourself and better your scores, then cheer your teammates on for a chance to earn gold, silver or bronze medals in this ultimate power challenge!
311: Total Body Boot Camp
Workout presented by: Jenna Wolfe
Time Block G - Thursday, 5:15-6:30pmFind out what you're made of with this high intensity, 10 move, 10 minute explosive pyramid. 100 reps of an exercise, then 90 of another, 80 of another“all the way down to 10. That's one round. We'll do four. No stops, no mercy (unless you need mercy), no equipment. Just you. Combine strength training, cardio, flexibility and core work for a powerful and shredding workout. And you can change up the exercises depending on your clients' needs, ability and preferences.
312: TRX® Fit
Workout presented by: Tahneetra Crosby
Time Block G - Thursday, 5:15-6:30pmThis is a high intensity interval workout designed to build muscular endurance, improve lean to fat ratios and increase cardio capacity while getting your clients to sweat and have fun. After a warm-up, two endurance blocks each culminate with a heart thumping cardio challenge. The workout ends with a beautiful cool-down that consists of exercises from our Flow programming. Get an advanced look at some of the exciting new training concepts and best practices in group training from TRX.
313: Club Spotlight: THE CUT, by Equinox®
Workout presented by: Christa DiPaolo, and Team Equinox
Time Block G - Thursday, 5:15-6:30pmTHE CUT is a cardio-forward boxing workout that includes kickboxing and total body conditioning with no bags, no wraps and no ring. It's just you, light hand weights,and your own killer instinct, set to an explosive playlist that powers you through five rhythmic, relentless rounds. Improved speed, power, balance and flexibility are part of the deal. Intense, celebratory, mindful and fierce, this one of a kind new workout will train you to move, look and feel like a champion.
315: ACE®: Workout Pot Pie-How to Use Any Equipment in Any Session
Time Block G - Thursday, 5:15-6:30pmYou've made the plan, designed the workout and then can't use the equipment because someone else got to it first. Sound familiar? Learning to program on the fly can make the difference between a world class session and a boring fragmented workout. So how do the best trainers in the world do it? Join Jonathan and Anthony in a fast paced, on the fly, fun packed session. See how these two experts design a session with any piece of equipment.
498: Barre Biomechanics 2016, by Savvier
Workshop presented by: Leslee Bender
Time Block J - Friday, 2:15-4:05pmThis session brings the tools you need to teach barre based on the science of movement and how the body is best trained for optimal function. Discover why isolation, instead of integration, and tucking the pelvis not only creates back pain but can lead to dysfunction and injury. Come see how specific exercises and dynamic choreography can lengthen and strengthen the body authentically. Experience strength, flexibility and balance and how the body is meant to move!
499: Your Secret Weapon for Smart Program Design, by Functional Movement System (FMS)
Workshop presented by: Diane Vives, MS
Time Block J - Friday, 2:15-4:05pmIn the competitive world of personal training, and more specifically corrective exercise, many trainers make the mistake of adopting one particular method or training philosophy. It is important to recognize that correctives are NOT the program, but a bridge to more progressive programming and training. Also, not all corrective exercises will help every client. Come to this workshop, and learn how to objectively apply the Functional Movement Screen to provide a clear pathway to corrective exercise and get hands-on examples of exercises that can amplify your training.
500: The Future of Small-Group Training! Technology Programming and Team Development, Powered by MYZONE®
Workshop presented by: Dennis Dumas
Time Block J - Friday, 2:15-4:05pmThere is a multitude of ways to build a successful small-group training business. In this session, participants will work together to understand the psychology of small-group training and why it is so important for the growth of our industry. From building community and relationships to finding a way to get more people involved in fitness, participants will walk away with an arsenal of ideas and program design options to keep their businesses and clients on track.
501: Toward Progressive Client Care—Where Fitness, Nutrition and Medicine Intersect Panel
Time Block J - Friday, 2:15-4:05pmClients who commit to change need a team of professionals to guide them. Specifically, they need their primary physician to understand the power of exercise and nutrition prescription; they require a fitness professional/health coach to shepherd their journey toward behavior change and safe movement; and they need a nutrition professional to design a reasonable eating plan. This multidisciplinary panel will examine how the power of this referral network can benefit your business and get unparalleled results for clients.
502: Fit Biz 101: Flex Your Marketing Muscle to Grow, Retain and Succeed
Lecture presented by: John Heringer
Time Block J - Friday, 2:15-4:05pmFasten your seat belts. John's session is going to take you from 0 to 100 mph in your fitness business with his secrets and systems to success. As a successful studio owner and entrepreneur, John will show you how to market at a higher level by sharing his top campaigns, help you obtain new clients, improve your retention and build a sustainable fitness business that thrives.
503: Your Slam-Dunk Personal Training Marketing Solution
Lecture presented by: Sherri McMillan, MSc
Time Block J - Friday, 2:15-4:05pmAs a personal training manager or director, are you frantically brainstorming marketing initiatives that are quick and easy to implement? Is your job to help attract clients, keep clients and wow clients? If you're unsure how to create an effective marketing plan, worry no more. This session will provide you with a step by step, 12 month marketing strategy with all the detailed actions you need to succeed and lead your department and your staff. Experience the financial benefits and job satisfaction of a plan that works.
504: Organize Your Mind for Personal Training
Lecture presented by: Margaret Moore, MBA
Time Block J - Friday, 2:15-4:05pmOur way of life today is generating lousy operating conditions for the brain's prefrontal cortex, which is responsible for developing new healthy habits. Even personal trainers can't escape stress, chronic multitasking, technology distraction, or even addiction. This session teaches trainers how to use a range of brain states during training sessions. Five strategies to cultivate an organized mind will be explored as an effective self-coaching and training tool for trainers and their clients.
505: Protein Overload: Are You Eating More Than You Need?
Lecture presented by: Christopher Gardner, PhD
Time Block J - Friday, 2:15-4:05pmAmericans are obsessed with protein. We buy high protein bars, high protein cereals, protein fortified drinks, and we eat meat, eggs or dairy at nearly every meal. In fact, we eat more meat per capita than any country in the world. But why? Christopher, a health researcher at Stanford, will guide attendees through the protein maze with a research-based, common sense view toward understanding this nutrient's human impact, it's reasonable distribution at meals and nutrition options that could shift our cultural approach to it.
506: Boot Camp Quick Fit
Workshop presented by: Abbie Appel
Time Block J - Friday, 2:15-4:05pmThis fun and engaging boot camp combines the fundamental elements of strength training and short bursts of explosive power with high level skills in order to enhance overall performance. First, learn the movements, then experience the workout by quickly rotating from station to station, integrating conditioning drills and quick precision skills. Get stronger, fitter and faster with this dynamic workshop made for groups of all sizes and discover the secrets of optimal functional performance.
507: Kettlebells for Group Ex: First Steps
Workshop presented by: Paul Katami
Time Block J - Friday, 2:15-4:05pmIf you have never used a kettlebell before, then you will not want to miss this nuts and bolts session that covers all the do's and don'ts, as well the foundations of kettlebell training. This introductory workshop demonstrates proper kettlebell techniques and useful skills that are necessary for successful kettlebell classes. Get a brief history of kettlebell training, then dive into the structural movements, including swings, cleans, rack positions and more.
694: ShockWave Inferno
Time Block N - Saturday, 1:45-3:35pmThe media has dubbed ShockWave "The Most Efficient Total Body Workout in the World" and instructors are raving about this high intensity circuit that builds community, competition and retention. Come get new ideas for boot camp and circuit workouts designed to amplify team spirit, push limits and maximize the fun factor. Experience this easy to teach, simple to do, minimal equipment format that includes ShockWave's jaw–dropping secret sauce and ideas for recreating this experience in your classes.
695: SPRI®: 360 Training Drills
Workshop presented by: Brian Nunez
Time Block N - Saturday, 1:45-3:35pmTrain like never before with the SPRI 360 Trainer. One tool, tons of training! Increase mobility, balance, reaction time, endurance, strength, power and athletic performance. Combine partner drills, team coaching and individual skill challenges to create the complete 360 training experience. So hit the mark and bring your training full circle.
696: Practical and Proven Methods for Improving Speed
Workshop presented by: Corey Taylor
Time Block N - Saturday, 1:45-3:35pmIn every sport, games and match–ups are decided by a fraction of an inch or getting to the spot a millisecond sooner. Because of this, every athlete works to achieve any speed advantage they can. Until recently, training methods to achieve this edge have been a mystery. In his presentation, trainers and coaches will learn specific speed, agility and quickness techniques that can be used with athletes ranging from age 7 to the professional level. Come to this session and help your clients gain the ultimate advantage in their sport.
697: GAME–ification of Small–Group Training Programs
Workshop presented by: Peter Twist, MSc
Time Block N - Saturday, 1:45-3:35pmVideo game companies use behavioral psychology to give people a sense of accomplishment and intrinsic reward that is so addictive and fun. Take home the most potent ways to gamify small–group and large–group exercise. Create positively contagious workout experiences and dramatically increase client retention by applying four key recipes to create top notch small–group experiences. Your small–group clients won't even realize how much work they are doing when their FUN meter registers 'off the charts."
698: LTS™: LeHIIT Group Fitness—Strengthened
Workshop presented by: Debbie Gleeson
Time Block N - Saturday, 1:45-3:35pmLeHIIT is the complete approach to interval training! Using the Lebert Equalizer™ and Buddy System™, this workshop combines high intensity interval training, familiar fitness choreography, and strength moves with high energy music and fun for a new and challenging spin on HIIT for group fitness classes. This class alternates between cardio–based patterns and fat burning strength moves, speed intervals, agility and power. The finishing touch is a yoga–inspired cool–down using the Lebert Stretch Strap for complete relaxation.
699: Transform Your Posture—Transform Your Body!
Workshop presented by: Leslee Bender
Time Block N - Saturday, 1:45-3:35pmPostural issues can lead to pain and injuries if not addressed. Antiquated crunches and core exercises are not only useless but can cause back issues and compromise good posture! In this session, you'll discover it all happens from the ground up and the feet are a major influence on dysfunction and postural anomalies! Walk away with the latest techniques to perform functional evaluations and strategies that will transform your clients' bodies, and perhaps drastically improve their quality of life.
700: It's All About the Base! by Pelvic Solutions, LLC
Workshop presented by: Christina Christie, PT
Time Block N - Saturday, 1:45-3:35pmYour 'base" is the foundation of all function for activities of daily living, as well as athletic and sports performance. Most traditional training methods were developed from the structural anatomy model and the male biomechanical model. In this session, a functional anatomy model and specifics for female biomechanics will be presented. Learn how to functionally train the base—both female and male—because our bases are not the same!
702: The Exercise Gene—Does Your Client Have It?
Lecture presented by: Mike Bracko, EdD
Time Block N - Saturday, 1:45-3:35pmAll trainers have clients who are either "responders" or 'nonresponders." We will discuss the number one variable that gives your clients the ability to succeed or fail at exercise
703: NASM®: Coaching Not Training—The Future of Personal Training
Lecture presented by: Fabio Comana, MA, MS
Time Block N - Saturday, 1:45-3:35pmWhat differentiates great trainers from the rest? One key trait is how they don't train, but actually coach. Learn how to implement a client–centered, ask–oriented approach to empower sustainable change. Join this session to learn innovative ideas and strategies utilized by successful coaches in empowering sustainable behavioral change through effective coaching and communication techniques. Evolve your training, be relevant and remain a leader in the field.
704: Nail Your Niche to Build Your Business
Lecture presented by: Kari Woodall
Time Block N - Saturday, 1:45-3:35pmYou can train anyone, but should you? Find your niche and hone in on your specialty markets to create a fail–proof business model. Use your specialized strengths. Learn how Kari, a small business owner, went from "kicked out and cancelled" to creating a tribe of hardcore followers. This business model seamlessly blends boot camps, TRX® training, outdoor adventure training, fire fighters, youth athletes and online training. Kari will take you through her best programing and marketing for you to rip off and duplicate.
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.