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213: Freestyle Boot Camp—More Fun Than the Indy 500! by Lebert Fitness
Time Block C - Thursday, 7:00-7:45amStart your engines! This freestyle boot camp workout is as challenging as it is fun. Complete with an outside track for cardiovascular conditioning and an inside pit stop for strength training, this new way of running your boot camp sessions is perfect for clients of all fitness levels. Filled with a multitude of exercise options using the Equalizer™, Buddy System™ and the Lebert SRT Barbell™, the constant movement in this action packed class is sure to get you to the winner’s podium!
214: Groundplay: Explore Traditional Pilates Techniques
Workout presented by: Benjamin Degenhardt
Time Block C - Thursday, 7:00-7:45amBased on traditional Pilates principles and exercises, this session explores human movement from the ground up. In a playful and seamless progression of skills that evolve from lying down to sitting, kneeling and standing, you'll gradually lift your body's center of gravity throughout the workout and learn full control of the body, establish postural stability, and extend movement ranges in a variety of challenges. Be prepared to squat, twist, backbend, balance, jump and sweat.
215: Yoga Sculpt by CorePower Yoga®
Workout presented by: Charlotte Munn
Time Block C - Thursday, 7:00-7:45amA total body workout, this yoga-inspired, group fitness sculpt class is set to energizing music and designed to tone and sculpt every major muscle group in the body. Free weights are added to each sequence, creating resistance and intensifying each pose. You'll also integrate strength training exercises such as squats, lunges and bicep curls to build lean muscle mass. Get ready to augment your regular yoga practice while boosting your metabolism and pushing your strength and flexibility to new heights!
216: Floetry in Motion
Workout presented by: Alex McLean
Time Block C - Thursday, 7:00-7:45amMusic is food for the soul and it drives fluidity in movement. This session takes the best of all the body weight disciplines—dance, athletic training, yoga, sports conditioning—to flow seamlessly from one exercise to another, like a dance. You will move freely like water as your strength and mobility are challenged. It's time for Floetry in Motion!
217: Ugi® Fit: 30 n' 30
Workout presented by: Nadine Stewart
Time Block C - Thursday, 7:00-7:45amExperience a workout unlike any other using the weighted, squishy Ugi ball that adds a new twist to traditional medicine ball workouts. Strip off your shoes, grab your Ugi and join us for an Ugi 30 minute workout. Thirty exercises in 30 minutes! Experience core, strength and cardio combined in a fun and challenging results driven workout.
218: Schwinn® Cycling Presents the All-Star MPower™ Super Ride!
Time Block C - Thursday, 7:00-7:45amGrab your spot quick in this indoor cycling celebration taught by our incredible master trainers, and discover the thrill of training with measurement“not only on your bike, but on the big screen with group display technology. You’ll share and compare performance metrics with your fellow riders, and compete in teams, with partners, and even with yourself. Come ride the Schwinn AC Performance PLUS bike with the MPower Echelon2 Console and experience first hand how measurement is motivation!
219: LES MILLS SPRINT™
Time Block C - Thursday, 7:00-7:45amIntroducing LES MILLS SPRINT, the 30 minute indoor cycling HIIT workout that improves cardiovascular fitness, strength and muscular endurance levels. This program is scientifically designed to maximize heart rate peak and recovery periods through a training philosophy known as cardio peak training. Shatter your fitness plateau one pedal stroke at a time while you move to the latest beats and signature LES MILLS coaching. The best part of the workout is that it will be over before you know it.
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.
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.
241: Package and Sell Your Fitness Expertise Online
Lecture presented by: Ryan Lee
Time Block D - Thursday, 8:00-9:50amRyan Lee is an online marketing genius who mentors fitness professionals on how to create their ultimate lifestyle business and enjoy time and financial freedom. He'll share his system to develop membership sites, conduct online training and turn your passion and expertise into profit. Ryan's practical approach helps trainers create real income online using authentic marketing. If you want greater freedom and growth in your career, you won't want to miss this session.
242: Understanding Loaded Movement Training-Moving Effectively for Life and Sport
Lecture presented by: Michol Dalcourt
Time Block D - Thursday, 8:00-9:50amLoaded movement training (or movement-based resistance training) is a critical aspect of training that is far too often overlooked or never truly understood. Speed, efficiency, positional strength and stability are all maximized with loaded movement training. In this workshop, learn the theory and applications of this critical form of training. See how tension loads, rather than compression loads, may be more beneficial for life and athletics.
243: Food for Thought: Brain, Gut, Microbes, Diet
Lecture presented by: Joe Weiss, MD
Time Block D - Thursday, 8:00-9:50amThe brain–gut–microbiome axis is revolutionizing our understanding of mental and physical health and wellness. The microbiome is the term used to describe the trillions of microbial organisms that normally live within and on our body. Science has revealed that humans are actually a super-organism and the microbiome is in continuous communication with the body. The microbiome and diet are intimately interconnected with human health and wellness. Fitness professionals will want to be up to date in understanding this remarkable advance, as well as the role of diet, prebiotics and probiotics.
244: Beyond Randomness: Exercise Selection Based on Movement Screening
Workshop presented by: Nick Clayton, MS
Time Block D - Thursday, 8:00-9:50amPersonal trainers don't need fancy equipment or extensive testing to determine where to start when designing programs and selecting exercises. What is needed is an understanding of mobility, proper technique, effective coaching cues, and appropriate variations and progressions. In this workshop, we'll cover quick movement screens, along with specific mobility exercises, coaching cues and exercise progressions. Walk away with an effective training philosophy that will add value to your training service and increase efficiency in designing individualized training programs.
245: The PFT Guide to Becoming a Hybrid Instructor
Workshop presented by: Phil Sanchez
Time Block D - Thursday, 8:00-9:50amAre you a personal trainer who wants to transition into teaching group fitness classes? What do you need to become a “hybrid” instructor? This workshop will cover all the basics, including class formatting, music selection, class presentation, developing your class personality, as well as how to bridge the gap from training one on one to working with a room full of students. You only have one chance to make a good first impression, so let’s make this a win–win–win for your personal training business, your students and your club!
246: U-Jam Live! Building Community Through Unity
Workshop presented by: Susy C. Marks
Time Block D - Thursday, 8:00-9:50amThis energetic workout is driven by world beats with urban flavor. Susy C will feature dance moves that are funky and easy to follow, but will have you working up a sweat and burning down the calories! Then gain insight on how to build unity in your class community. From teaching your students to step out of their comfort zones to utilizing social media, this session will include many effective ways to build your class community.
247: Step-The Long and the Short of It!
Workshop presented by: Yoav Avidar
Time Block D - Thursday, 8:00-9:50amNever seen at IDEA before! This unique double step workshop utilizes two platforms that are arranged in an L-shape formation. This session emphasizes and details the choreography creation and breakdown of classes where students navigate two steps, with one oriented in the standard horizontal position and one in the vertical position. This style of stepping opens up a variety of choreography options and is perfect for special classes and events!
248: BOSU®: Dimensional Core Training
Workshop presented by: Helen Vanderburg
Time Block D - Thursday, 8:00-9:50amAdvance your core training techniques by taking a global approach as you explore multidimensional methods to effectively produce power and improve core function. Examine common mobility and stability imbalances and discover how to correct them by creating movement efficiency through the trunk, hips and shoulder complex. Learn a series of integrated core exercises to mobilize, stabilize and strengthen the core, giving you greater ability to access the core for optimal function. Dimensional core training delivers results!
249: X Marks the Spot, by Power Music | Group Rx
Workshop presented by: Tahneetra Crosby
Time Block D - Thursday, 8:00-9:50amYour best asset is your core. In X Marks the Spot, learn how tipping the scale and playing with your AXIS, the axial skeleton, creates stability. At Group Rx we layer on mobility, strength, power and the science behind the exercises, and voila—power to the core! You have instantly usable exercises, the science that supports them, and remarkable music to drive the experience.
250: STOTT PILATES® Stability Barrel™: Intermediate Challenge
Workshop presented by: Moira Merrithew
Time Block D - Thursday, 8:00-9:50amThis workshop uses the new Stability Barrel for full body, intermediate-level exercises, allowing for increased multidimensional movements that reinforce the concept of flow. Learn to progress individual moves from a completely supported and stable position to one that requires increasing levels of balance and control. Beginning with the ideas of postural rehabilitation and muscle rebalancing, explore how fascial integration, proprioception and preparatory counter-movements are being incorporated in a workout that goes to the next level.
440B: Market to the Masses and Change Millions of Lives (SUCCESS ACADEMY)
Special Time: 10:40-11:30am
Time Block 6 - Friday, 10:40-11:30am (Special Time)This action packed panel features three top female brands who lead fitness empires. You'll learn how they market to millions with nutrition books, massive DVD libraries, live streaming workouts, product affiliates, fitness apps, clothing and fitness gear, and social media coaching programs. They are everywhere. Chris and Cathe went from leading local group exercise classes to leading national weight loss programs. Natalie went from the bottom of the barrel in life to the top of her game in business.
440A: Creating Your Purpose and Legacy—How to Live a Life Worth Telling a Story About! (SUCCESS ACADEMY)
Lecture presented by: Todd Durkin, MA
Special Time: 9:40-10:40am
Time Block 5 - Friday, 9:40-10:40am (Special Time)Everyone has a life worth telling a story about. But it's your job to craft your deepest purpose and live your best life. In this high powered presentation, one of America's top trainers will share how he took his own experience as a broken down athlete and transformed it into uber-success as a trainer, motivational speaker, author and network television celebrity trainer. You'll be on the edge of your seat as Todd shares what it takes to create success, significance and ultimately your legacy, that will change lives forever.
441: TRX®: Functional Training Circuits
Time Block I - Friday, 9:40-11:30amExperience this advanced multimodality workout that will leave you properly worked but wishing for more. This advanced session will illustrate innovative TRX coaching practices and emerging new programming in a high energy, multimodality setting. Get ready to experience the safest and most effective high intensity interval training approach you've ever seen!
442: Advanced Art of Coaching High-Transfer Performance Training
Workshop presented by: Peter Twist, MSc
Time Block I - Friday, 9:40-11:30amIn a fitness industry so great at getting doing phenomenal cardio and anaerobic training programs, this session will focus on the art of orchestrating outstanding physical performance with every rep in every second of every workout. Trainers will learn HOW to COACH physical performance in a session that highlights Pete's top 10 tips and techniques to significantly improve movement abilities and transferable strength performance. Expand the art of your craft and transform your client's fitness outcomes.
444: StrongBoard Balance®: Mastering Small and Large Group Exercise
Workshop presented by: Mike Curry
Time Block I - Friday, 9:40-11:30amCater to all fitness levels with the StrongBoard Balance group exercise program. Whether you are instructing two people or fifty, you'll learn 15, 30, 45 and 60 minute curricula as well as basic balance training and muscle fatigue drills for legs, butt, abs, shoulders, arms and back, active recovery and stretching. Learn to implement traditional exercises on the StrongBoard Balance, pushing participants to gain cardio endurance and improve their dynamic stability and strength while body sculpting.
445: Assessment and Corrective Exercise Strategies for Improved Shoulder Function
Workshop presented by: Chuck Wolf, MS
Time Block I - Friday, 9:40-11:30amUnderstanding the interaction between the lower and upper extremity is critical to developing a true functional shoulder training program. Assessing shoulder function is dependent upon the knowledge base of how the lower extremity and thoracic region impact shoulder function. This session will demonstrate functional assessment techniques and apply function into a strategy to enhance shoulder action with cutting edge movements for all populations.
447: Maximize Attendance in Express Group Exercise Classes With ActivMotion® Training
Workshop presented by: Robert Sherman
Time Block I - Friday, 9:40-11:30amLet’s face it, people are busy. So much so, that small and large group express classes are gaining in popularity. ActivMotion Training has been shown to increase muscle activation and caloric expenditure over standard programs, meaning that members and clients can get better results in less time! Learn how to create ActivMotion Training express formats that can be easily and seamlessly plugged into any program. See how you can get results for your clients and boost your bottom line with ActivMotion Training.
448: Training Fascia—Research Developments in Fibrous Connective Tissue Training
Workshop presented by: Michol Dalcourt
Time Block I - Friday, 9:40-11:30amAs more and more research sheds light on tissue dynamics, we are becoming more aware of the role and behaviors of fascia (fibrous connective tissue matrix) and its importance in movement function. What is less clear, however, are guidelines around how to train and influence adaptation through this all important structure. This session is geared toward elucidating the research and clarifying the organization of program design around fascia, and then putting tangible exercises in place in a systematic way.
449: Anatomy: Reconnect With Your Spine Muscles, by NFPT
Workshop presented by: Beverly Hosford, MA
Time Block I - Friday, 9:40-11:30am"Why don't I feel my abs?" "This hurts my low back." If you hear these phrases in your business, then this is the session for you! There are 20 different muscles in the thorax, each with a very specific function. Learn to navigate your way around the muscles and their attachments to better serve your clients. Learn the differences between the various erector spinae once and for all! This workshop will open your eyes to new possibilities when it comes to core exercise.
450: Trends in Food and Nutrition, Presented by NOW® Foods and Truitt Family Foods®
Time Block I - Friday, 9:40-11:30amYou won’t want to miss these two great presentations wrapped into one enlightening session. Food Tribes and Optimizing Performance: We face a sea of choices when it comes to our nutrition. With 44% of adults today reporting some form of food restriction or allergy, the food industry rallies to innovate and provide solutions. We’ll look at how our personal values and preferred eating styles (our tribes) are impacted by the foods we choose and the influence those choices have on health and fitness goals. Sustainable Diets and Human Sustainability: Fitness professionals can have a major influence over our food and nutrition. Studies show that what we eat is directly related to health promotion, disease prevention and now environmental sustainability. This session will explore the concept of human sustainability and sustainable diets, from food production to consumption and disposal.
629: RealRyder® Cycling: 50 Rides That Rock!
Workshop presented by: Adam Reid
Time Block L - Saturday, 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.
630: BoxMaster® Circuit: Warrior Training
Time Block L - Saturday, 7:30-9:20amWelcome to Warrior Training on the BoxMaster®. Southpaws and conventional boxers alike will appreciate the intense combinations in this lively session! This workshop is designed to test not only your fitness and skill, but also your efficiency and ability to stay focused in a state of fatigue. Take your reaction time, agility, stamina and coordination to the next level as the combinations become more complex and even the active recovery is hard core!
640: The Power of Food—Wisdom From the World's Leading Experts (Nutrition Summit)
Time Block M - Saturday, 9:40-11:30amThough the media tend to depict that scientific consensus surrounding healthful eating and lifestyle practices is lacking, these four thought leaders know the opposite is true. They believe that a major body of studies spanning decades and diverse global populations demonstrates that the basic themes of eating well, combined with exercise and other straightforward practices, is associated with a staggering reduction in lifetime risk for all chronic diseases. Join these educators from Yale, Stanford, the University of Ottawa and Harvard as they explore how plant–forward eating, understanding protein, common sense living and the magic of home cooking can heal most of today's chronic diseases and obesity.
641: Celebrity Trainer Jillian Michaels Presents BODYSHRED™ (SHOWCASE ROOM)
Workout presented by: Jillian Michaels
Special Time: 10:30-11:30am
Time Block W - Saturday, 10:30-11:30am (Special Time)Join 'America's Favorite Trainer" in the Showcase Room as she shares the secrets and science of what really works for ultimate weight loss and total body transformation. She will present her newest fitness regimen: Jillian Michaels BODYSHRED. This 3–2–1 interval workout method consists of 3 minutes of strength training, 2 minutes of cardio and 1 minute of core work. Each exercise in each category lasts about 30 seconds, and the full circuit is repeated until you hit 30 minutes. Fill your water bottles and bring a towel to get ready for this ultimate celebrity sweat session!
642A: Make Your Members the Heroes (Club/Studio Track)
Lecture presented by: Trina Gray
Special Time: 9:40-10:30am
Time Block V - Saturday, 9:40-10:30am (Special Time)The most effective marketing tugs at people's heartstrings, evokes emotion and unleashes enthusiasm. You've heard the saying, 'Build a business worth telling a story about." Trina will show you how to make the story about your members, their successes and their struggles. Make the people you serve the heroes of the story, from weekly '60 second inspiration" videos to annual fitness galas, celebrate members with style. When you do, you'll take your business beyond equipment, classes and camps.
642B: You Can't Have Culture Without a Cult (Club/Studio Track)
Lecture presented by: Mark Fisher
Special Time: 10:30-11:30am
Time Block W - Saturday, 10:30-11:30am (Special Time)Go behind the scenes of Mark's wild success in his New York fitness studio. He will dive into the values and mission that drive his business and help you find clarity on yours. Mark will offer colorful strategies to create and strengthen a remarkable business culture that attracts a thriving team and clientele. You'll leave with action steps that can be applied on Monday morning, whether you own multiple facilities or are building your first personal training or studio business.
643: TRX® for Yoga
Time Block M - Saturday, 9:40-11:30amThis session provides a yoga–inspired TRX flow using the Suspension Trainer™ to add stability and support in the performance of poses while at the same time increasing the challenge for experienced practitioners. See how this unique combination is the perfect partnership in the mind–body setting.
644: Indo–Row®: The Team Attack on Total Body Training
Time Block M - Saturday, 9:40-11:30amWhether you are a veteran rower or brand new to the crew, this session brings out your personal best through team energy! In this workshop, you'll learn about the fascinating team culture of rowing, then experience the total body, calorie burn of Indo–Row through challenging interval drills based on time, distance, power, team synchronicity and overall passion for an invigorating no holds barred workout. Get ready to attack and race with your team to the finish!
645: Posture for Performance and Personal Power
Workshop presented by: Patricia Kirk
Time Block M - Saturday, 9:40-11:30amGood posture is very important to our health and ability to move well and stay injury free. This session leads you through unique postural exercises, myofascial release, and 'gentle traction" techniques that will help your clients improve alignment and range of motion for enhanced exercise performance. New body/mind research will also be presented on how good posture and positive body language helps our clients with positive behavioral change: good posture influences good choices and decisions, and motivates us to stick with them.
646: The 2016 IDEA Circuit Challenge—Sport Inspired and Game Ready
Time Block M - Saturday, 9:40-11:30amPerseverance is the name of the game as you push your body to the limit in this pedal to the metal athletic circuit challenge. IDEA has brought together some of the best and brightest presenters in the fitness industry to coach you through a custom workout that tests your speed, agility, strength and endurance. Your coaches will dig into their training toolboxes and introduce you to some of their favorite individual and team challenges. We’ve got a lot planned for you“as well as a chance to win the grand prize of a 2017 IDEA World Convention registration. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind mega-circuit challenge.
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.