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IDEA® World Convention Sessions Info
232: SPRI®: Ropes Unleashed-Power Meets Precision
Workshop presented by: Brian Nunez
Time Block D - Thursday, 8:00-9:50amJust when you thought you knew the power of rope training, this program will take your classes to the next level. Using a unique combination of ropes and medicine balls, you will challenge your power to match your precision. Learn new moves on the ropes coupled with fun and partner-based drills using medicine balls. Hone your skills in this high intensity, fun and challenging workout.
234: Introduction to SandBell® for Group Training
Workshop presented by: Declan Condron, MS
Time Block D - Thursday, 8:00-9:50amSandBells are one of the most versatile and challenging, functional free weights you will ever come across. They may look innocent, but they will challenge your strength, test your stamina and push your limits like nothing else. This workshop will focus on teaching the fundamental principles of SandBell training, introduce a library of SandBell exercises with progressions and regressions, offer key coaching points and safety considerations, and finally cover SandBell program design and implementation.
235: Reinvent the Wheel-Plus Burpees, Squats and Lunges, by Escape Fitness®
Workshop presented by: Steve Barrett
Time Block D - Thursday, 8:00-9:50amThis workshop will help you inject new levels of energy, excitement and challenge into familiar moves. Changing the speed, body position and range of motion can transform your workouts! Get your participants to surprise themselves by doing things they never thought themselves able to do. This is a "see one, do one, teach one" session, so not only will you take away great ideas, you'll also develop the ability to be more creative with the exercises you already know.
236: ActivMotion Bar™ Boot Camp With SGT Ken®: Operation Steady as She Goes™
Workout presented by: Sergeant Ken Weichert
Time Block D - Thursday, 8:00-9:50amExperience a workout that includes highly effective tactical fitness exercises using a technique known as BURST training. It's a race against the clock as participants are challenged to perform their absolute best in 40 second high intensity intervals using the ActivMotion Bar. Learn to DISRUPT normal fitness training strategies through unstable and dynamic movements that help you DISCOVER your core capabilities through integrating your body with the bar, and DEFINE your body utilizing momentum, velocity and resistance.
237: 3-D Flexibility and Strength: Triplane Mostability of the Body, by Gray Institute®
Workshop presented by: Brett Bloom, DPT
Time Block D - Thursday, 8:00-9:50amThis enlightening session will dramatically enhance how you approach flexibility and strength training with your clients. Traditional flexibility techniques simply don’t cut it and may, in fact, be setting your clients up for disaster. Applied Functional Science® allows practitioners to understand and apply the truths of how the body functions“in three planes of motion. This session will discuss and demonstrate triplane lengthening (motion) and strengthening (stability) techniques throughout the body for authentic “mostability!”
239: Punch Up Your Programs!
Lecture presented by: Craig Valency, MA
Time Block D - Thursday, 8:00-9:50amKeeping your programs fresh and interesting is always a challenge for any trainer. See how you can set clients up for success by implementing four rotating foundational skills, movement skills, functional strength, muscular development and movement-based recovery circuits. Take home original programs and templates that can be customized for all workout phases, including instructions on how to structure an entire 30 and 60 minute workout from start to finish.
240: Calling All Leaders: Learn the Millionaire Mindset
Lecture presented by: Vito LaFata
Time Block D - Thursday, 8:00-9:50amThis business leadership session will change your life, pump up your productivity and increase your influence. You win when you help others win. Whether you need help leading yourself, your staff or your clients, the principles are the same. People want more success. More happiness. More passion. More money. More energy. More productivity. More meaning. Take home the six pillars of high performance to unleash your best year.
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.
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!
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.
251: Conscious Strength
Workshop presented by: Keli Roberts
Time Block D - Thursday, 8:00-9:50amWith just one simple tool, SmartBells®, learn an effective methodology for training the body from the inside out. Conscious Strength incorporates core-centric exercise progressions that are both gentle on the joints and powerfully transformative. These creative, flowing mindful movement patterns not only strengthen the muscles, but also focus the mind and deepen mind-body consciousness.
252: Hip Opening Flow-Yoga Progressions
Workshop presented by: Stacy McCarthy
Time Block D - Thursday, 8:00-9:50amThe hips are one of the most challenging areas of the body in which to create uninhibited freedom of movement. Join us for a challenging, fluid and progressive series of yoga poses that works the entire body while emphasizing the hips. The series is based on standing postures and leg exercises created for all participants who are familiar with sun salutations. There will be an emphasis on postures that deepen your backbend, open your shoulders and release the hips. All levels welcomed.
253: Introduction to IN-TRINITY®
Workshop presented by: IN-TRINITY Faculty
Time Block D - Thursday, 8:00-9:50amChallenge strength, flexibility and balance with the IN-TRINITY Core program. This program consists of movements from different disciplines. See how performing familiar exercises from qigong, yoga, Pilates, and athletic strength training and conditioning are enhanced by the characteristic elements of Johnny G's IN-TRINITY training deck. This specialized piece of equipment will allow you to break through the limitations of traditional movement and explore movement in ways you've never experienced before.
254: Schwinn® Cycling: Music Makeover—There’s an App for That!
Workshop presented by: Jeffrey Scott
Time Block D - Thursday, 8:00-9:50amMusic is the magic ingredient that helps your class stand out while keeping riders motivated from warm-up to cool-down. Whether the thought of finding, mixing and customizing music for your next cycling class overwhelms you or excites you, come see how making a memorable playlist is easier and more accessible than ever. We guarantee you’ll walk away with useful tools to set your playlist apart from the rest.
255: Keiser® Cycling: Road Race or Road Rage?
Workshop presented by: Krista Popowych
Time Block D - Thursday, 8:00-9:50amWhat's the difference between smart road cycling technique and just pedaling? What skills and drills are needed out on the course that may be missed in an indoor class? Provide a class based on road skills versus crazy road rage, and gain an understanding of real-road application and drills to increase your cycling efficiency and power, and improve your class planning and cuing skills. Come find out how to provide the best ride for ALL cyclists!
256: Stages™ Cycling: Triple Threat Mindset
Workshop presented by: Neil Troutman
Time Block D - Thursday, 8:00-9:50amAre you a triple threat indoor cycling instructor? Can you keep the Beat Junkies, the Traditionalists and the Power Purists coming back for more? To get results you need to be the perfect planner; independent of which playlist you choose and what style you use to deliver the goods. Get ready to run three stylistically different rides adaptable to any studio culture using the same music for each! This will change the way you view class planning and prep.
260: Body Weight Match-Up...A Challenge Arena Exclusive! (Full)
Time Block S - Thursday, 12:45-1:45pmYou won’t want to miss this super-charged body weight only workout in IDEA’s Challenge Arena in the Expo Hall. Your award-winning coaches have prepared several challenges designed to test your endurance, strength, agility, speed and yes, determination! Come to this session“join a team“and work together to reach a common goal. Plus, take home some great new ideas to challenge your clients and members when you return home.
270: IDEA Summer Games: The Ultimate Strength Challenge, Powered by SPRI®
Workout presented by: SPRI Faculty
Time Block F - Thursday, 2:30-4:20pmWhether you are an experienced athlete or a fitness pro, have you ever wondered just how strong you really are? This IDEA Summer Games session will test your limits with weighted resistance and body weight exercises that are sure to leave no muscle untouched and give you a few new tricks to take home to your clients. Multiple challenge course trials allow you to better your score and compete for gold, silver or bronze medals. Experience new individual and team strength training drills in this ultimate strength challenge!
271: LIVING the Success Principles-How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be!
Lecture presented by: Jack Canfield, MS
Time Block F - Thursday, 2:30-4:20pmKnowing how to achieve success is like knowing the combination to a lock. If you are missing any of the numbers, or have them in the wrong order, the lock won't open. In this fast paced, entertaining and powerful session, Jack will teach you his proven breakthrough success system that guarantees you greater levels of peak performance and success in every area of your life: your career, your finances and your personal life.
272: TRX®: Rotation Matters
Time Block F - Thursday, 2:30-4:20pmThis session utilizes the TRX Rip™ Trainer to delve into what is perhaps the most important yet under-trained of all of the foundational movements. Learn why and how to integrate rotation into your training regimen. This eye opening session will take you through a rotational journey from how to coach the basic mechanics of rotation, all the way up to producing rotational power in high speed movements to benefit functional strength and high intensity training.
451: C.H.E.K Institute: Flatten Your Abs
Lecture presented by: Angie Lustrick
Time Block I - Friday, 9:40-11:30amEveryone dreams of flat abs, but all too often the dreaded paunch remains, despite your aggressive abdominal routine! Come to this lecture and see why your exercise program may not be getting you the results you want. We'll address common problems that prevent success, including ineffective exercise programming, poor nutritional habits, hormonal imbalance, gynecological and gastrointestinal disorders and much more. Understand important factors to look for when assessing your clients and how multidisciplinary programs can really work to condition and flatten abdominals.
452: Your Guide to Opening a Profitable Facility
Time Block I - Friday, 9:40-11:30amIf you aspire to have your own facility, then this is your must attend session to learn a step by step plan to open a profitable facility in less than 12 months. If you are ready to make your dream a reality, grab your notebook and get a seat. Sean will take you through the critical components of the business plan, from site selection, securing funding, budgeting and branding to creating a clear path to profitability. Open the door to your future.
453: Mindset, Motivation and Changing Habits
Lecture presented by: Kara Mohr, PhD
Time Block I - Friday, 9:40-11:30amBehavior change can be a frustrating process for clients and fitness professionals alike. Does mindset create the foundation for success? Discover the latest tools for changing mindset, unlocking motivation and changing even the most stubborn behaviors. Learn specific strategies to use with your clients to help them focus their efforts, tackle tough habits and change that behavior for good!
454: Balance Your Hormones With Your Fork and Gym
Lecture presented by: Sara Gottfried, MD
Time Block I - Friday, 9:40-11:30amCalories are important when optimizing body composition and health, but hormones and nutrients matter more. This workshop focuses on the role of key hormones for women: testosterone, estrogen, insulin, leptin, growth hormone, cortisol and thyroid. Learn to screen for hormone imbalances that impact weight loss resistance. Discover how food and exercise impact hormones and metabolism, and how to guide people toward natural hormone reset. Dr. Gottfried is the Harvard educated, New York Times best-selling author of The Hormone Reset Diet.
455: Small-Group and Partner Training 2016
Workshop presented by: Sherri McMillan, MSc
Time Block I - Friday, 9:40-11:30amThis interactive workshop will review the principles of resistance training and teach you a number of progressive, full body partner exercises that will improve your client's muscle conditioning, endurance, speed, balance and core stability utilizing tubing and medicine balls. Whether you teach group fitness or train clients privately or in small group settings, this session is a must and will provide you with 30+ new exercise ideas and progressions.
456: The Lost Art Form of True Sculpt
Workshop presented by: Janis Saffell
Time Block I - Friday, 9:40-11:30amAn art form that had been lost with all the hype of HIIT, Tabata, boot camp and circuits, the traditional sculpt class is undergoing a strong resurgence in popularity. Learn the art of teaching a modern traditional sculpt class that flows from one exercise to the next. This style of strength class keeps the participant moving without rest periods and keeps them engaged. Utilize the step, weights, tubing, etc. to create a true sculpt workout!
457: FitDancer: The Ultimate Dance-Fitness Experience
Workshop presented by: MaDonna Grimes
Time Block I - Friday, 9:40-11:30amThis cardio-dance style workshop is the perfect union of dance and fitness. See how you can blend a variety of dance genres from ballet, hip-hop, funk and salsa to traditional aerobics and jazz. The best part is that this exciting dance-fitness workout program really gets results. You don't have to be a professional dancer to turn, leap, hop and soar in this one of a kind dance program. A must for dance lovers!
458: Go Vertical—Inspired Step Choreography for Die Hard Steppers!
Workshop presented by: Yoav Avidar
Time Block I - Friday, 9:40-11:30amSpice up your step classes with Vertical Step. There's a multitude of clever approaches to planning a vertical step class. Participants will walk away with a long list of choreography tips on how to develop and break down movement patterns that will get your audience inspired to Go Vertical! Come to this workshop and get basic principles for teaching a creative, balanced class, as well as clever ways to deliver the ultimate vertical experience.
459: 3D Xtreme powered by Hedstrom Fitness - Creative Circuit Sensations
Time Block I - Friday, 9:40-11:30amAre you looking for ways to refresh circuit programming and maximize usage of BOSU Balance Trainers? BOSU 3D XTREME is a unique, high intensity, team-oriented program that combines functional total body training with cardio, intense core and interactive team challenges. You'll re-imagine what circuits look like and how they can be delivered for maximum impact. Whether you implement a 3DX circuit, or use ideas from the amazing library of drills for other workouts, we know 3D XTREME will inspire you!
460: Fitness Over 50—Getting "Restarted"
Workshop presented by: Kymberly Williams-Evans, MA
Time Block I - Friday, 9:40-11:30amHow many times have you heard, "I want to restart a fitness program, but NOT the hard core one I did when I was younger?" Boomers are looking for intelligent, effective, yet comfortable exercise options. They worry about losing cognitive skills, getting hurt, gaining weight, losing strength and not being able to do activities they love. This session offers joint friendly, brain challenging and functional workout options. Learn to create programs that are low risk, yet yield high rewards!
647: Club Spotlight: The Showdown, Presented by Lifetime Fitness
Time Block M - Saturday, 9:40-11:30amWhich is better, dance or athletic training? If you have an opinion or a favorite, we challenge you to show up and support the style you love because we intend to crown a winner in this exciting session! Come in with your preference and be open to what each presenter throws your way. Then, of course, be prepared to vote. Thank goodness we don’t have to choose“but bragging rights are always fun! See you at the Showdown!
648: LTS™: LeBARRE
Workshop presented by: Robin O'Grady
Time Block M - Saturday, 9:40-11:30amTaking the hottest trend in dance–inspired conditioning and using 'make–sense progression" to create a format suitable for every level of exerciser, this is a session like no other! Using the portable Equalizer™, LeBARRE combines balance, agility, resistance, working recovery and eloquence into a challenging full body workout. Use the exercises alone or in the unique sequencing patterns provided to create an entire LeBARRE program! No dance experience or pink tights required!
649: Functional Flexibility and Fascia Fitness
Workshop presented by: Leslee Bender
Time Block M - Saturday, 9:40-11:30amCome experience the benefits of specific pressure point fascia techniques on the lower extremities with functional flexibility exercises guaranteed to improve the body's ability to move pain free. A tennis ball/therapy ball and foam roller is all you need to make dramatic changes in your client's performance. Walk away with ideas and techniques to increase flexibility and strength. Be able to perform a functional assessment on your client to determine which are the most appropriate techniques and exercises.
650: Pressed for Time? Perfect Partner Programming
Workshop presented by: Colin Carriker, PhD
Time Block M - Saturday, 9:40-11:30amAre your clients pressed for time? This interactive workshop highlights perfect partner programming for clients with busy schedules, especially those who say they don't have enough time to exercise. Warm up, rev up and cool down in 30 minutes or less with three phenomenal programs designed to target the whole body using partner exercises. Trainers can incorporate these exercises into partner training and small–group sessions right away. Join Colin as he introduces exercises following evidence–based programming strategies to save time and maximize fitness results in this engaging, nonstop workshop.
651: Introductory Back Mechanics and Its Relationship to the Hip and Knee, by the M.E.C.A. Back Institute
Lecture / Workshop presented by: Jeffrey Anderson, DC
Time Block M - Saturday, 9:40-11:30amLearn the latest biomechanical science explaining the spinal stabilization system and back pain, revealing important information to an otherwise convoluted puzzle. Using visuals and animation, you will understand the four negative cultural affects impacting spine function and that relationship to the hip and knee, and the viscoelastic creep effect on soft tissue and how to effectively correct this dysfunction. This empowering information is best suited to the trainer and can be applied to individuals or in classes. Results are quick and unparalleled.
652: NASM®: Technology Doesn't Have to Scare You: Embrace It for Business
Lecture presented by: Fabio Comana, MA, MS
Time Block M - Saturday, 9:40-11:30amTechnology has the power to radically change your business if you know how to use it. This is your session to get up to date on the latest trends in mobile health and fitness applications. Fabio will teach emerging technologies, their capabilities, and how to effectively use them to benefit your clients and your business. He'll explain and discuss the concept of the 'quantified self," where we use technology to measure and collect physiological, biological and psycho–emotional parameters.
653: The Happiness Epidemic 2016—Catch It If You Can!
Lecture presented by: Petra Kolber
Time Block M - Saturday, 9:40-11:30amThe science is in and happier people are more successful, creative, energetic, likeable, resilient and live longer. Learn how to use positive psychology to create an optimistic mindset that enables you to mobilize untapped motivation in both yourself and others. Discover how to set goals based on meaning and purpose, and create more happiness and success in your life and the lives of everyone you meet.
654: Seven Steps to Doubling Your Fitness Business Income
Time Block M - Saturday, 9:40-11:30amTo grow your client base, you have to have effective, powerful communication skills and talk to more people. Most fitness professionals struggle to market the real value of their services to prospective clients. In this session, Sean will lay out a seven step plan. You'll walk away with the power to convert more prospects to clients, and get your current clients better results by setting the right expectations. As a result, you'll change more lives and amp up your bottom line.
655: Metabolic Threshold Testing: The Ultimate Assessment and Design for Endurance Performance
Time Block M - Saturday, 9:40-11:30amWhile a high VO2 max is a prerequisite for success in endurance events, the ability to sustain it without accumulating fatigue is of greater importance. The lactate test will precisely determine a client’s maximal sustained running velocity and heart rate. For the first time, IDEA will show this incredible technology and science to you. This session will explain metabolic threshold physiology, metabolic threshold testing and metabolic program design.
656: Turning Posts Into Profits With Social Media
Lecture presented by: Natalie Jill
Time Block M - Saturday, 9:40-11:30amThis session is designed to show you, step by step, how to grow your brand on social media. You'll be given tips and tools on how to reach your target audience and expand your client base. Turn your followers into dollars by knowing how to post an image that stands out and gets attention.
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.