The 2004 IDEA Personal Trainer Summit
Inspiring the World to Fitness, One by One
The world needs personal trainers —your expertise, caring and dedication—more than ever. The United States, if not the world, is at a crucial juncture. Many people are less fit and more overweight than ever before. In fact, new research from the U.S. Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that deaths due to poor diet and physical inactivity rose 33 percent over the past decade. Researchers are even concerned that these factors may overtake tobacco as the leading preventable cause of death. You know you can make a difference, and you also know you need to stay up-to-date in your skills and knowledge to be optimally effective. That’s where the IDEA Personal Trainer Summit comes in. Join us in New York City October 7–10, 2004, and experience the best in personal training education. You’ll discover how to increase your income, gain access to new career opportunities and earn valuable continuing education credits (CECs).
Trainers around the globe agree that year after year the Summit provides the best education for personal trainers anywhere. If you’re a new trainer, this event helps you build a solid foundation on which to grow your business. If you’re an intermediate or advanced trainer, the in-depth and cutting-edge information expands your skill sets and furthers your career.
Our visionary programming provides practical solutions in the following areas:
- training techniques
- pre- and postrehabilitation
- program design
- mind-body, including yoga and Pilates
- exercise science
- lifestyle coaching/behavior
Looking for a general session to re-inspire you and shake up old beliefs? Come and see Tom Purvis, RPT, a dynamic speaker who always challenges fitness professionals to think for themselves. In “My Guru Can Beat Up Your Guru,” Purvis makes a light-hearted, insightful and motivating examination of trainers’ attitudes toward learning. He passionately explores the need to examine different schools of thought in the training industry and not just to jump on the bandwagon of one “guru” to the exclusion of others.
Make sure you catch these innovative sessions.
Club Without Walls. Presented by Propel® Fitness Water, three special workshops use the unique environment of Central Park to help you learn to train clients outdoors:
- The Ultimate Run—with Lenita Anthony, MA
- Walking Clinic for Personal Trainers—with Carol Espel, MS
- Adventure Racing: New Ways to Challenge Your Clients—with Lenita Anthony, MA, and Robert Sherman
Pre- and Postnatal Programming. Two sessions focus on working with pregnant and postpartum women:
- 9 Months in Training, and Postpartum Exercise: The Over-40 Mom—both with Lenita Anthony, MA
Inspire the World to Fitness™. These workshops are all about helping special populations get active:
- Addressing the National Blueprint: A Tool Kit to Increase Physical Activity Among Adults 50 and Older—with Michael Rogers, PhD, FACSM
- Generation X vs. Boomers: Comparing Program Design Strategies—with Rodney Corn, MA
- Size Sensitivity Training: Understanding and Working With the Significantly Overweight Client—with Rochelle Rice, MA
Solutions and Case Studies. The following sessions are specifically designed to help you work with your most challenging clients:
- Practical Assessments and Solutions—with Lenny Parracino
- Case Studies for Helping Clients With Shoulder and Neck Pain—with Catherine Fiscella, MSPT
- A Step-by-Step Approach to Training Clients With Neuro-muscular Disorders—with Taylor-Kevin Isaacs, MS, FACSM
- Do You Knee’d a Solution?—with Trish Muse, MPT
- Cardiovascular Training Recipes for Your Client: The Science Behind the Workouts—with Douglas Brooks, MS
Come early to explore New York City and take preconference sessions on Thursday, October 7. They are dedicated to teaching you volumes of practical information at one time.
Sport Strength—The Linked System with Peter Twist, MSc (all-day precon). Discover a style of training that links the body together as one integrated unit, improves mind-muscle compliance and movement abilities, and produces impressive strength gains. This new sport paradigm is tremendously useful for serious and aspiring athletes, youths, adults and injured people.
Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT) for the Upper Body with Greg Roskopf, MA (full-day precon). In this advanced, hands-on course, learn how to evaluate and correct muscular imbalances that contribute to chronic pain or injury in the upper body. Discover how to systematically approach clients’ pain, effectively evaluate range of motion and conduct isolated muscle strength testing.
Advanced Biomechanics Lab: CSI (Case Study Investigations) with Tom Purvis, RPT (full-day precon). Learn through both challenge and fun in this advanced-level workshop, sponsored by the Nautilus® Health & Fitness Group. You and your team of biomechanics examiners will receive a client case study for which you will create specific exercises using a Bowflex, a stability ball and other traditional exercise equipment.
Functional Fitness for Golf and Racquet Sports With STOTT PILATES™ Reformer with John Garey, MA (half-day precon). Break down the movements used in golf and racquet sports and learn a series of relevant exercises that can be performed on the STOTT PILATES reformer. Experience the unique benefits of working with the reformer to enhance core stability, body awareness and general conditioning.
Functional Fitness for Golf and Racquet Sports With STOTT PILATES™ Matwork™ with John Garey, MA (half-day precon). Gain a better understanding of the conditioning requirements associated with golf, tennis, squash and other racquet sports. Learn exercises that incorporate the use of small equipment like a mat, a Fitness Circle® resistance ring, a Flex-Band™ exerciser and small, weighted hand-grip balls.
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Event: IDEA Personal Trainer Summit®
For: beginning-, intermediate- and advanced-level personal trainers
When: October 8–10, 2004 (preconference workshops—October 7)
Where: Hilton New York (1335 Ave. of the Americas), New York City
Total Sessions: 80+
CECs Available: depending on sessions selected, as many as 20 hours of CECs available from ACE, AFAA, NSCA-CPT, NSCA-CSCS, NATA and NASM
Faculty: veteran PFTs, professional lifestyle coaches, exercise physiologists, physical therapists and nutritionists
Cost: IDEA members: $349 (preregistered) or $409 (on-site). For nonmember pricing or special 1-day and student pricing, please contact IDEA.
For More Information, and to Register: www.ideafit.com (save $10 by registering online!), or IDEA member services (800) 999-4332, ext. 7; (858) 535-8979, ext. 7
Autumn in New York is a fantastic time to take advantage of everything the city has to offer. The air is crisp, the sky is a delicious shade of blue, and the city streets hum with activity. Here are just a few suggestions for your downtime.
Architecture and Design. The openhousenewyork weekend showcases New York City architecture and design on October 9 and 10. Visit a diverse array of sites, from historic to cutting-edge, many of which are normally off-limits to the public (www.ohny.org).
Fitness and Sports. Play basketball or rock climb on the climbing wall at the Field House at Chelsea Piers, between Piers 61 & 62, located at 23rd St. & the Hudson River (www.chelseapiers.com).
- Take trapeze lessons at Hudson River Park between Vestry and Debrosses on the Hudson River. With a beautiful view of the Statue of Liberty and show-stopping nightscapes, fliers are treated to surroundings like no others in the world (http://newyork.trapeze school.com).
- Enjoy free, walk-up public kayaking at the New York City Downtown Boathouse in Hudson River Park (www.downtown boathouse.org).
- Run near the reservoir, play tennis, ride horses at Claremont Stables or rent a row boat—all in Central Park (www.centralpark.org).
- Josie’s, 565 Third Ave. at 37th St.; 300 Amsterdam Ave. at 74th St. (www.josiesnyc.com)
- Zen Palate, 663 Ninth Ave. at 46th St.; 2170 Broadway at 76th St. (www.zenpalate.com)
Theater. September is the start of Broadway season, so see both the new shows and your old faves. To see what’s playing, go to www.livebroadway.com. Once you’re in New York, visit the TKTS® Times Square Theatre Centre, located at 47th St. and Broadway, to buy discounted day-of-performance tickets for select shows.
Special thanks to Summit presenters Rochelle Rice, MA, Carol Scott and Howard Sichel, DC, for healthy dining and fitness/sports recommendations.
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