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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.
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.
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.
273: Functional Barbell Strength: Reps, Integration, Power (RIP), by Power Music | Group Rx
Time Block F - Thursday, 2:30-4:20pmFunctional, rotational and undeniably motivational, RIP delivers results. You and your participants are after the same things: physical results, safe and motivating exercises, great music to drive the workout, and the thrill of the group atmosphere. RIP is the group barbell workout that incorporates functional orthopedic strength training. Every movement plane is attacked using weights and body weight. Learn what, why and how to deliver a scientifically researched RIP class that you can implement immediately, license free, customizable and affordable.
274: Program Design Made Simple
Workshop presented by: Chris Ecklund, MA
Time Block F - Thursday, 2:30-4:20pmIn this session, we will provide trainers with a systematic approach to evaluating clients and designing programs that are effective, interesting and creative at the same time. The concepts covered in this session can be applied to both the private and small-group training settings. We'll delve into the foundational components of movement preparation, self-myofascial release, muscle activation, corrective exercise, core training, strength training and so much more. New personal trainers are encouraged to attend!
275: NASM®: Where’s the Gym?...Workouts You Can Do Anywhere!
Workshop presented by: Rick Richey, MS
Time Block F - Thursday, 2:30-4:20pmGym access is not available to everyone, and not desired by others. This workout is designed to explore options for exercise tools and toys that fit into a gym bag and can be taken anywhere. More importantly, we will analyze movement and function to better understand the most important piece of exercise equipment that you always have with you—the body!
276: Warm it Up! The Workout Before the Workout
Workshop presented by: Craig Valency, MA
Time Block F - Thursday, 2:30-4:20pmThe beginning of a workout is a unique opportunity for trainers to set the tone and prepare the body for movement. This is your chance to address energy system training, mobility, stability, and correcting individual imbalances –which often get overlooked while rushing to “burn calories.” It is also the time to have fun with agility, balance, and coordination games. You’ll experience several safe and effective warm-up protocols that maximize space and equipment.
277: PLAY! TRAIN! GAIN! —A Unique Group Training Format, by Escape Fitness®
Workshop presented by: Tommy Matthews
Time Block F - Thursday, 2:30-4:20pmThis unique course utilizes unconventional strength training tools and combines them with a high intensity training system that uses team training to bring out the very best in every participant. Gain insight on how to design intense, engaging and fun programs for partner and team training environments. Participants will be able to integrate the drills and skills into their one-on-one and small-group training workouts. Come see how your clients can achieve the results they desire.
278: 3-D Movement Analysis and Performance System (3DMAPS), by Gray Institute®
Workshop presented by: Brett Bloom
Time Block F - Thursday, 2:30-4:20pmThis unique session will dramatically and systematically enhance how you address your clients' training programs. 3DMAPS is a strategic arrangement of succinct movements that allow for assessment of the entire body in all three planes of motion. Not only will you learn how to assess the entire body using Applied Functional Science® principles, but also how to progress the entire body based on your clients' priorities. These quickly understood techniques can be directly applied with ANY client, ultimately enhancing their overall function!
279: Stretch Stronger: TriggerPoint™ Rolling and Ki-Hara Resistance Stretching
Time Block F - Thursday, 2:30-4:20pmTry a new way to create a strong, balanced and restriction-free musculature while preparing the body for movement. Stretch stronger uses Ki-Hara Resistance Stretching combined with a form of self-myofascial release called mashing to prepare six key areas of the body. Free restrictions, trigger points and adhesions, and discover how to utilize your own resistance to safely strengthen and lengthen the targeted muscle groups creating balance and efficiency through their functional range of motion.
280: The Science of Anti-Aging, by FAI
Lecture presented by: Cody Sipe, PhD
Time Block F - Thursday, 2:30-4:20pmNow more than ever middle-aged and older clients need credible information on how to live a long and healthy life. Establishing yourself as an authority on healthy aging with credible, evidence-based information can help you attract new clients by becoming the local celebrity and by helping current clients maximize their results. This session will review the latest scientific evidence on strategies to extend the human lifespan, with a special emphasis on exercise and nutrition.
281: Build a Powerful, Profitable Group Exercise Program-Top to Bottom
Lecture presented by: Carrie Haines
Time Block F - Thursday, 2:30-4:20pmShortcut your success in managing group exercise. Learn how to create a well rounded, thriving group exercise program that meets your clients’ needs and attracts great instructors. That is a win–win because group exercise drives retention and sales. Take a peek at some behind the scenes tips from the top directors in the industry. Bonus: Learn to build bridges with personal trainers and find ways to work together for the greater good.
282: Three Technologies to Engage and Empower Clients Inside and Outside the Session
Time Block F - Thursday, 2:30-4:20pmYou've mastered the art of program design, now it's time to add the technology WOW factor to your arsenal of moves. Travis will show how SMS adds a touch point with clients between sessions. He'll explain how heart rate monitor technology, body composition tracking and reporting helps his clients set and achieve new goals and dials into their inner competitor. Vito will explain how customized fitness apps allow trainers to create their own online client community with simple, effective swiping and daily reporting.
461: Total Barre™ Endurance 2
Workshop presented by: Kim Kraushar
Time Block I - Friday, 9:40-11:30amWe're "raising the barre" with this workshop by adding more neuromuscular challenge to the coordination learned in Level 1. Balance and strength exercises now use a number of props such as hand weights or toning balls, foam rollers and ankle tubing to help challenge and bump up the strength and calorie burning results. Working in a continuous flow to keep the heart rate elevated, we provide beats per minute guides for each suggested song on the playlist.
462: Balanced Body®: Pilates for Office Workers
Workshop presented by: Nora St. John, MS
Time Block I - Friday, 9:40-11:30amMost Americans are spending 6 to 10 hours per day sitting and working on a laptop, computer, tablet or phone. This can lead to poor posture, pain in the neck, arms, back and hips and other health problems. Understand what sitting and computer work do to the body and learn a Pilates-based mat program for keeping your working clients healthy.
463: Advanced Intelligent Sequencing: Pathways to Postures, by CorePower Yoga®
Workshop presented by: Kathleen Sand
Time Block I - Friday, 9:40-11:30amCome and learn the teaching tools and physically experience how to intelligently sequence a postural path that guides students of varying abilities into advanced yoga asanas (postures) in a vinyasa class. This interactive workshop is divided into three advanced posture categories: backbends, standing balances, and arm balances and inversions. During each, you will personally be guided through pathways to postures and later be asked to create and present your own alternate intelligent sequence.
464: Peak Pilates®: Connect the Dots
Workshop presented by: Zoey Trap, MSc
Time Block I - Friday, 9:40-11:30amDo you know how to connect through your core? To button up? To link one body part to another for added stability, alignment and strength? In this session, you'll learn how to “connect the dots” by linking one body part to another from head to toe for a more powerful and engaging movement session.
465: Schwinn® Cycling: If You Build It, They Will Come!
Workshop presented by: Shannon Fable
Time Block I - Friday, 9:40-11:30amLooking for ways to ensure your riders get what they need each and every time they sit in the saddle? Look no further. Come learn Schwinn’s new and improved class design system that makes creating classes a cinch. You’ll leave with an easy to follow, turnkey system for selecting the best content, layering in mind-body elements and organizing music to bring it all together. This session will fill your toolbox with practical tips you’ll put to work right away!
466: Keiser® Cycling: Do I Look Fat in These (Bike) Shorts?
Workshop presented by: Krista Popowych
Time Block I - Friday, 9:40-11:30amMany of your students come to group cycling because they know it's a calorie torching class. Everyone wants to lose weight and decrease body fat. Learn how to apply the most current fat burning research science to your indoor cycling classes to truly help your participants reach their goals! This workshop will help you create smokin' hot, fat melting classes that blend science and motivation for the best cycling class on the schedule!
467: Stages™ Cycling: Get on the Leaderboard!
Workshop presented by: Cameron Chinatti
Time Block I - Friday, 9:40-11:30amDo you kick butt on a bike? Do you have what it takes to hang on the leaderboard? Prove it. Join Stages Indoor Cycling for our signature benchmark event where we identify your best sustainable effort. This is how the pros do it, only a lot more fun! Post ride we use your ride results to determine your Power Rx, the most important piece of ride data you'll ever need!
468: RealRyder® Cycling: Ride and Release
Workshop presented by: Casey Stutzman
Time Block I - Friday, 9:40-11:30amTraining in multiple planes of motion is one critical component to helping reduce repetitive stress on the body's joints. Learn how to shape a healthy body by training on the only indoor bike that offers significantly less lateral shear forces. Join us for an exciting "un-stationary" indoor cycling experience and learn how to introduce postural corrective techniques and creative fascial release methods. Leave your riders feeling energized, limber and free of post-cycling body aches and pain.
470: BoxMaster® Circuit: Round 1
Time Block I - Friday, 9:40-11:30amBoxMaster is the latest training tool for boxing specialists and fitness enthusiasts alike. If you want to improve your reaction time, agility, stamina or coordination, BoxMaster is the opponent for you! This is a new form of boxing-style conditioning that will WOW your members and help boost retention. Join us for a high energy class that takes you through drills, skills and full body conditioning exercises.
480: Body Weight Match-Up: A Challenge Arena Exclusive!
Time Block T - Friday, 12:30-1:30pmYou 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.
657: Anatomy in Three Dimensions™: The Spine
Workshop presented by: Nora St. John, MS
Time Block M - Saturday, 9:40-11:30amLearn how the spine works and how it can work better in this hands–on workshop using the Anatomy in Clay system. We will review the anatomy and actions of the spine as well as build intervertebral discs and the key spinal muscles. You will come away with a deeper understanding of how the spine works, common spinal pathologies and training strategies to address these pathologies.
658: Metabolic Mayhem: Metabolic Training Made Easy
Workshop presented by: Scott Rawcliffe
Time Block M - Saturday, 9:40-11:30amHIIT and metabolic training are much used terms/formats in today's training environment, but do we fully understand them beyond the 30 seconds on, 30 seconds off style of training? In this session, we'll break down the truth behind metabolic training and introduce new training concepts you can start implementing today. We'll define what heart rate variability really is, explain the science behind the different work/rest ratios, and take attendees through different types of metabolic training protocols for maximum effect.
659: Super Sculpt Sequencing!
Workshop presented by: Aileen Sheron
Time Block M - Saturday, 9:40-11:30amThis workshop will challenge your body and mind utilizing a variety of equipment pieces you probably already have. Learn how to flawlessly incorporate drills of intensity, balance, agility and strength into exercise combinations that are fun and functional. From standing to seated to floor, pump up performance and power with the use of smooth transitions that leave you with practically no down time. Add in some killer cardio to keep your heart pumping and this format will deliver an unbelievable total body conditioning experience.
660: Zumba® Mashup: Turn It Up and Turn It On!
Time Block M - Saturday, 9:40-11:30amBe among the first to experience the magic as four top Zumba stars work together to create the ultimate Zumba mashup dance challenge. First, we'll 'turn it up" as Gina and Dahrio pay homage to the global hip–hop culture that is dominating music, dance, fashion and lifestyle. Then, we'll 'turn it on" as The Brutez demonstrates dance that exudes its own special brand of strength and power by incorporating sculpt and toning movements that are easy to learn and fun to do. Then, a back and forth battle ensues between hip–hop and street dance as these master trainers take you through a workout that is sure to amaze!
661: Body Bar® Flex—Fit for Life
Workshop presented by: June Kahn
Time Block M - Saturday, 9:40-11:30amJoin us for a fun, energizing group of exercises and mini workouts. These 15 to 20 minute progressions incorporate integrated full body movements designed to improve the functional skills of daily living. Utilizing the disciplines of yoga, Pilates, barre and tai chi, and age–appropriate Tabata–style segments, this workshop explores movements specifically chosen to improve joint mobility and stability, improving muscular strength, endurance and power while training brain
662: Peak Pilates®: Chair for Athletes
Workshop presented by: Kathryn Coyle
Time Block M - Saturday, 9:40-11:30amAthletes need a challenge and to hone performance specifically for their sport. As hard–charging athletes, they inherent muscle balances that come from daily training. Gain insight into training cyclists, golfers, tennis players, equestrians, runners and more! Explore sport–specific demands, imbalances and injury risks, and learn set sequences that include power and agility moves for your recreational and competitive Pilates students.
663: Elastic Pilates
Workshop presented by: John Garey, MA
Time Block M - Saturday, 9:40-11:30amUsing fitness and Pilates tools that have an elastic quality is a great way to enhance Pilates mat work. Stability balls, flex–bands and fitness circles can greatly enhance a traditional Pilates workout when used correctly. Learn the science behind elastic resistance and why it's so beneficial in Pilates. Discover creative and fun exercises utilizing a variety of elastic tools.
664: ZEN∙GA™: Power and Strength
Workshop presented by: PJ O'Clair
Time Block M - Saturday, 9:40-11:30amExperience firsthand how the mindful movement principles of the ZEN∙GA method are explored in a routine that brings calm and peace of mind, and strength and control to the body. This challenging mat-based program developed by the MERRITHEW team includes all the components of fitness training: the pace will rev up the cardiovascular system, the fluidity of the sequences will enhance flexibility, and the controlled stationary holds will result in improved total body strength and vitality.
665: AYFit—AcroYoga® for Fitness!
Time Block M - Saturday, 9:40-11:30amCome and experience this safe and equipment–free partner–based, acrobatic yoga program! This interactive fitness innovation will turn your fitness routine upside down, with safe, skillfully executed and progressive exercises and poses. We will combine strength, flexibility and balance training through the lens of acrobatics and yoga. Build community as you mutually support each other in this fun and engaging session. Beginners and expert athletes are encouraged to attend.
666: RealRyder® Cycling: HRT Done Right
Workshop presented by: Casey Stutzman
Time Block M - Saturday, 9:40-11:30amSo you think you know how to do heart rate training? Think again! 220 minus your age? Wrong! Working with a percentage of maximum heart rate? Wrong! Once you know the secret, you can use each of your riders' personal data in a fun, interactive and effective way. Watch results skyrocket, whether you're working with deconditioned older adults, running interval ladders or building stamina.
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.