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IDEA® World Convention Sessions Info
286: 10 Simple Youth Fitness Assessment Solutions
Workshop presented by: Brett Klika
Time Block F - Thursday, 2:30-4:20pmIf you work with kids, you are well aware that the most common methods of fitness assessment are outdated and nearly irrelevant. In this hands-on session, learn how to quickly and objectively assess basic movements to provide valuable information for all levels of youth program design. Discover how to use this information to create fun, dynamic programs that improve children's fitness, coordination and health. Go home with a blueprint you can use with kids immediately!
287: Club Spotlight: Holiday Sports Club Presents J-POP
Time Block F - Thursday, 2:30-4:20pmJ-POP Dance is one of the original programs from the Holiday Sports Club. We will dance to the latest and most popular J-POP songs. You will also experience other essential Japanese culture such as karate, traditional Yosakoi dance, karaoke and more! Dance to great music, with great people, and have a great time. No one is judging you by your dance abilities, just have fun and feel the music!
288: All In One: Group Fitness Training, Volume 2
Workshop presented by: Yoav Avidar
Time Block F - Thursday, 2:30-4:20pmAll In One is a revolutionary concept in group fitness training! This session incorporates strength and core exercises together in a choreography routine that is taught like an aerobics class. In this session, you will see how you can get it all in: cardio, strength, mobility, stability, balance and much more. Join Yoav in one of his signature classes and get a fresh new look at group strength and body conditioning workouts.
289: 101 Ways to BOSU®!
Time Block F - Thursday, 2:30-4:20pmHow many ways can you BOSU? We promise 101 exercises on the spot that quickly morph into double the fun. Explore new ideas for cardio, strength, core and flexibility drills that are easily scaled for clients who are new to balance training as well as veteran participants. We'll explore building blocks to restructure drills for unlimited BOSU workouts. Come fill your toolbox with more than enough ideas to get you through the next year!
290: Body Bar®: Flex-N-Kick
Workshop presented by: Janis Saffell
Time Block F - Thursday, 2:30-4:20pmThis workshop will provide the tools needed to stay on the cutting edge of strength training and kickboxing. Learn how to integrate cardio kickboxing and strength conditioning for a challenging interval/circuit training workout. Utilize the Body Bar FLEX for muscular endurance, strength, agility and power for a safe and effective cardio, upper and lower body kickboxing workout.
291: STOTT PILATES®: Prenatal Matwork™ With Stability Ball™ and Flex-Band®
Time Block F - Thursday, 2:30-4:20pmExpectant mothers will love this workout, specifically designed by the team at MERRITHEW. The stability ball is a perfect tool to use with prenatal clients and adding resistance with the Flex-Band exerciser delivers moves that realign the changing body, strengthen arms and shoulders and increase a sense of well-being. Learn to apply the most current medical information, exercise guidelines and research available on pregnancy and movement to innovative STOTT PILATES exercise adaptations.
292: Balanced Body® Fit: Bring It and Be Mindful!
Time Block F - Thursday, 2:30-4:20pmAre you ready to experience a supercharged circuit while experiencing mindful movement? Come learn strategies, exercise sequences and great programming ideas while experiencing the perfect balance of work and rest, strength and flexibility, focus and fun. You will leave this workshop with a template for creating successful circuits for clients of all levels of ability.
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.
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
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.
317: Barre Amp'd by Savvier
Workshop presented by: Tricia Murphy-Madden
Time Block G - Thursday, 5:15-6:30pmBarre workouts focus on muscular endurance, and whether you are a seasoned barre instructor or stepping up to the barre for the first time, this session will provide ideas for creating fun, interesting and challenging classes. There are several small props you can incorporate that will provide innumerous options for unique barre sequencing and choreography without costly equipment. This workshop will amplify your barre classes and leave your members begging for more.
320: How to Maximize Revenue From Small-Group Training
Lecture presented by: Nick Clayton, MS
Time Block G - Thursday, 5:15-6:30pmSmall-group training provides affordable access to your services and it is an opportunity for you to make more revenue per hour. Success in small-group training results from having the right mix of the four P's: product, price, promotion and place. Join Nick in this session as walks you through a step by step process for generating revenue, including pricing and promotion models, product matrix and upselling opportunities. You'll leave with everything you need to double or triple your hourly revenue!
321: Overcome Adversity-Start Living Your Dreams
Lecture presented by: Travis Barnes
Time Block G - Thursday, 5:15-6:30pmWho gives you permission to create your dream life? You! The secret to getting ahead is starting. Get out of your way and move past adversity, struggle, lack of resources or self-doubt. Learn how Travis turned a decade of incarceration and an unemployment check into three thriving fitness studios, a book, a legacy and a six-figure income. Get the mindset and tools to start living your dream today.
322: How Prolonged Sitting Undermines Personal Training Client Success, by Life Fitness Corporation
Lecture presented by: Melissa diLeonardo
Time Block G - Thursday, 5:15-6:30pmDid you know that the average office worker spends more than two-thirds of the work day sitting? Despite regular exercise, prolonged sitting imposes serious health risks and can undermine even the best fitness programming. Personal trainers are in the best position to educate their clients and help them combat sedentary workplace behavior. Learn effective strategies to help clients win the war against prolonged sitting.
323: How to Run Your Own "Drop Two Sizes Challenge"
Lecture presented by: Rachel Cosgrove
Time Block G - Thursday, 5:15-6:30pmLearn this proven system to run your own "skinny jeans challenge," guaranteeing your clients, both men and women, lose two sizes in 8 weeks. You will learn everything from marketing the challenge, to enrollment, to the exact week by week steps guaranteeing their success. Get the actual plan for their training, nutrition and mindset coaching. Convert them to become long term clients with ease. Learn to successfully implementing this feeder program to boast revenues and grow your business and client satisfaction.
324: Get the Most Out of Your 60 Minutes-Nutrition Strategies for Before, During and After Exercise
Lecture presented by: Christopher Mohr, PhD, RD
Time Block G - Thursday, 5:15-6:30pmMost individuals have only a limited amount of time to devote to their fitness and they want to maximize their efforts to get the best results. Proper nutrition and hydration before, during and after exercise are key in capitalizing on the rewards of exercise. Learn the latest nutrition research—including recommendations for optimal recovery—and gain practical nutrition tips for you and your clients to ensure maximum benefits from workouts.
325: C.H.E.K Institute: How to Work-In™
Workshop presented by: Angie Lustrick
Time Block G - Thursday, 5:15-6:30pm"Working In" is a system of modifying exercises to produce energy accumulation, compared to the energy expenditure of working out. Many people are overworked, overloaded and too stressed by the demands of the 21st century, and simply don't have the energy to work out. Yet movement is one of the best ways of cultivating and maintaining health and well-being. See how these specialized exercises build energy and a greater sense of ultimately meeting and exceeding set physiological and psychological goals.
326: The BYOB Workout
Workshop presented by: Lynne Skilton-Hayes
Time Block G - Thursday, 5:15-6:30pmNo, it’s not what you think! This workshop is about time management in the gym. You’ve heard it before“ “I don't have enough time to work out!” Well, we know with all the HIIT protocols today you don’t need to spend hours at the gym in order to achieve results. Chock full of great ideas, this session will provide you with four different 30 minute cardio, strength HIIT workouts using nothing but body weight. So next time you go to the gym, we suggest you BYOB!
327: Step Up to the Challenge
Workshop presented by: Alex McLean
Time Block G - Thursday, 5:15-6:30pmExperience the timeless yin and yang of step! Grace vs. Power! Dance vs. Athleticism! Why not the best of both?! Walk away with an action plan and techniques to seamlessly fuse high energy cardio intervals with dance inspired choreography. Leave with inspiration for Monday morning that will keep your students dripping with sweat and smiling.
328: Tips and Tools to Create Balanced Dance Choreography
Workshop presented by: Yoav Avidar
Time Block G - Thursday, 5:15-6:30pmAsymmetrical dance-aerobic choreography is sometimes easier for our participants to learn. The rule that a certain move is always performed in the same direction with the same lead leg makes it easier to remember the routine. In many cases, the downside is a routine that isn't balanced on both sides of the body. In this workshop, we'll cover choreography tips that will help you create creative asymmetrical routines that consider balance for improved coordination and equal distribution of load on the muscles.
508: LaBlast®: Let's Blast!
Workshop presented by: Louis van Amstel
Time Block J - Friday, 2:15-4:05pmWork out to music from every artist, genre and era, and learn the true skill of dance with three time World Dance Champion and fitness expert Louis van Amstel. Join pro dancer Louis from Dancing With the Stars for his ground breaking dance fitness program, LaBlast! You’ll learn true ballroom dances such as cha cha, samba, foxtrot, meréngué, tango and Viennese waltz, as well as disco, jive, the twist and more. We also invite you to take session #748 for a completely different dance experience.
509: Two Men and a Step, Volume 3
Time Block J - Friday, 2:15-4:05pmAnd the beat goes on! Join energetic duo Luciano and Yoav for the third chapter of their step adventure. Challenge your body and your brain as you explore the world of double step and multilevel choreography. Learn cutting edge methodology to seamlessly command a classroom and improve your teaching techniques. Leave this class bursting with fresh ideas for your classes on Monday morning! (Note: this class is for experienced steppers.)
510: BOSU®: Performance Drills
Time Block J - Friday, 2:15-4:05pmQuick, explosive, reactive movement is essential for developing athleticism, regardless of age or fitness level. BOSU Performance Drills focuses on core, and lower and upper body progressions. These head to toe integrated movements are appropriate for all levels of clients, athletes or small-group participants. Learn drill mechanics, progressions and coaching cues to successfully implement sport performance training into your boot camp, fitness and sport conditioning programs. Be challenged, build your exercise library and optimize results!
511: MMA Conditioning: A WAR Worth Fighting, by Power Music | Group Rx
Workshop presented by: Anja Garcia
Time Block J - Friday, 2:15-4:05pmThis unique program is specifically designed to make movement fun and effective. With an emphasis on mixed martial arts, WAR incorporates all planes of motion, varying lever lengths and peripheral heart action to give your clients the most lean muscle and highest caloric expenditure possible. Learn how to punch effectively, kick safely, and perform hooks and uppercuts like the pros, utilizing the music to foster motivation. This is a WAR worth fighting.
512: STOTT PILATES®: Total Body Sculpting, Flex-Band®, Level 2
Workshop presented by: PJ O'Clair
Time Block J - Friday, 2:15-4:05pmExplore exercises to increase core and peripheral strength, while adding multidimensional joint movements, variety and challenge to the basic Flex-Band exerciser routine developed by the MERRITHEW team. Discover how this resistance band can transform simple mat work exercises while maintaining focus on precision and control.
513: Balanced Body®: Advancing Your Mat
Workshop presented by: Nora St. John, MS
Time Block J - Friday, 2:15-4:05pmUsing traditional advanced Pilates mat exercises, we will roll through a full sequence with smooth transitions to create a challenging workout while remaining mindful. Flowing smoothly from one exercise to the next demands concentration, commitment and clarity. Come and be reinspired by the power of classical Pilates work.
514: Choreographing Yoga
Workshop presented by: Rina Jakubowicz
Time Block J - Friday, 2:15-4:05pmLearning how to string together poses and movements is essential for any successful flow in your class. Experience the key techniques needed to piece this dance-like puzzle together on your yoga mat and for your students. Making it seamless will be the element that makes your students stay focused with you and within. We will delve into unique and rarely done sequence options that will keep your class interesting and your students present.
515: Heart and Sole Barre Refined
Workshop presented by: June Kahn
Time Block J - Friday, 2:15-4:05pmCombining the principles of standing Pilates and dance with studio barre and HIIT techniques is at the heart of this unique class. This barefoot training program will elevate your heart rate, while the Pilates and barre-inspired movements work to improve core strength, balance and flexibility, creating a longer leaner body that moves beautifully and efficiently. This is strength redefined! Don't miss this flowing, nonstop and inspiring workout that will challenge your body and inspire your soul!
516: Schwinn® Cycling: Girl Power 2.0—Leaning Into the Schwinn Sisterhood
Time Block J - Friday, 2:15-4:05pmWe're taking the conversation to the next level after the first 2 years of this record breaking Schwinn workshop. What do your female students need to have an amazing class experience? What holds them back and how do you, as their trainer, find the sweet spot between fierce challenge and ferocious fun? This workshop is stacked with the latest applied research, strategies for reaching out to every personality in the room and advice from female icons to inspire and uplift you.
517: Keiser® Cycling: Get Your Asana to the Cycle Studio
Workshop presented by: Linda Freeman-Webster
Time Block J - Friday, 2:15-4:05pmUse yoga-inspired dynamic warm-ups and effective post-workout stretch sequences to enhance your students' cycling experience. These easy to follow, easy to implement routines will help your students' cycle more powerfully and reverse the forward flexion cycling posture of tight anterior lines. This workshop will take you through several effective routines for pre- and post-cycling along with a dynamic ride for the total yin/yang experience!
705: Supramaximal Eccentric Training
Lecture presented by: Len Kravitz, PhD
Time Block N - Saturday, 1:45-3:35pmWhat is the most powerful training tool for serious resistance training women and men? We'll cover all the newest research on delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), the repeated bout effect with eccentric exercise, the mystery of eccentric exercise and metabolism, as well as the unique new research on the use of eccentric training in rehabilitation settings. Len will showcase 30 great eccentric exercises using multi–media technology and 3 different eccentric training techniques. A must attend for all personal trainers.
709: Killer Complexes: Glutes and Core Edition
Workshop presented by: Scott Rawcliffe
Time Block N - Saturday, 1:45-3:35pmThe hips, glutes and core are the powerhouse for every movement in the body. Train the glutes and core for both performance and aesthetics using complexes that are sure to leave your clients coming back for more. This session introduces the concept of the full body core, not just the typical isolated core exercises. See how you can combine specific exercises and create highly effective and fully integrated movement for great results. Walk away with a whole new toolbox of exercises your clients will love!
710: BOSU®: Sport Kids
Workshop presented by: Brett Klika
Time Block N - Saturday, 1:45-3:35pmBOSU® Sport Kids will teach you how to create exercise sessions and classes that encourage kids to have lots of fun while they get fit, strong and flexible. Discover a total body fitness program targeting 6–12 year olds that combines coordination, motor skill development, flexibility, and fitness workouts that kids love! You’ll experience five specially designed workouts that focus on different components of youth fitness and physical development. Get new ideas to get kids excited about exercise and plant the seeds for a lifetime!
711: POP DIVA DANCE
Workshop presented by: Ilyse Baker
Time Block N - Saturday, 1:45-3:35pmLadies with an attitude...Fellows who are in the mood...Don't just stand there...Let's get to it...Strut your stuff...There's nothing to it. Let's groove to our favorite POP diva and divo artists while learning two choreography–based routines that will connect together for THE grand finale! It will be HOT, FUNKY and FIERCE, and might lead us to opening next year's convention or even the music awards! Step out of your comfort zone and leave it all on the dance floor!
712: STOTT PILATES®: Matwork™ Flow With Weights
Time Block N - Saturday, 1:45-3:35pmThis innovative mat workout, one of the series of flowing sequences developed by the MERRITHEW team, promotes breath to enhance the quality of movement, energize the body and calm the mind. Small handheld weights are incorporated into this challenging flowing series creating a greater awareness of the periphery, while the essential breath patterns maintain mindfulness of the quality of movement.
713: Perfect Your Barre Performance
Workshop presented by: June Kahn
Time Block N - Saturday, 1:45-3:35pmThe hottest trend of 2016 is still at the barre! This session explores the critical three acts that set the stage for a successful performance in every class. Experience properly sequenced progressions that focus on lengthening against gravity in weight bearing positions in all three planes of motion. Explore actions specific to each act that enhance movement quality and execution. Walk away with ideas that inspire creative, functional and unique sequencing, eliciting a standing ovation every time you teach.
714: Light the Fire: Vinaysa Flow
Workshop presented by: Kimberly Spreen
Time Block N - Saturday, 1:45-3:35pmTurn up the heat in this challenging vinyasa flow yoga practice with a special focus on breath and bodily sensation. Through the uplifting soundtrack and the flow, the goal is to build an internal fire that will inspire you to let go of any expectations, judgments, etc. All you need is an open mind and your breath.
715: Barefoot Workouts—Coach From Head to Toe, Powered by Vibram®
Workshop presented by: Stacey Lei Krauss
Time Block N - Saturday, 1:45-3:35pmBarefoot workouts are gaining traction, but foot fitness is more than just being barefoot. Feet constrained in traditional footwear often lose neural connections. Learn to properly integrate foot fitness with specific coaching and your students will gain enhanced joint proprioceptive awareness. Experience a strong, drill–based workout that incorporates this proven coaching methodology. Ground up training is the future of fitness—get on board now!
716: Schwinn® Cycling: The HARD Conversation
Workshop presented by: Shannon Fable
Time Block N - Saturday, 1:45-3:35pmIn our time crunched society, no one ever wants to leave class feeling like they didn't get enough. Unfortunately, many rumors exist regarding how to make classes tough. In this workshop, we'll shine the light on the top five ways instructors and riders are attempting to make classes harder, what's actually happening and what to do instead. Learn how to avoid the temptation of using these ineffective methods and replace them with solid strategies to keep your classes challenging in all the right ways.
717: Keiser® Cycling: Top Themes and Fantastic Focuses
Workshop presented by: Krista Popowych
Time Block N - Saturday, 1:45-3:35pmStop taking your class on a road to nowhere! This workshop will take you through a grab bag of theme ideas and focuses that have proven successful in the indoor cycling setting, along with the tips, tricks and tools to pull them off. Learn how to develop and deliver rides that will get the entire facility buzzing about the experience, the challenge and what is coming next.
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.