The #1 Midwest Event for Personal Trainers and Group Fitness Professionals

Over 98% Satisfaction Rating From Attendees!IDEA Fitness Fusion Conference™
April 22-25, 2010
Rosemont, IL

Providing the industry’s highest caliber instruction and independent programming from around the globe, brought conveniently and affordably to the Midwest

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Sessions

All Sessions

All New BOSU® Block Party 2009 (PROMOTIONAL WORKOUT) (Full)
CECs/CEUs:

Saturday, 11:45am-12:45pm
Join the stars of the BOSU® Team for a block party workout that will blow your mind!

011: Five Vital Elements of Function
Preconference presented by: Fraser Quelch
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.40, ACSM 4.00, AFAA 3.00, NASM-CGT 0.40, NASM-CPT 0.40, NFPT 4.00

Thursday, 12:00-4:00pm
Are you ready to take a critical look at the accepted theory and practices associated with traditional functional training? This thought-provoking session will introduce new ideas, discuss emerging applications and challenge some of the conventional practices within the fitness industry today. It may just transform the way you look at functional training. Join in on the discussion as we elaborate and illustrate the following concepts:? When the foot hits the ground, everything changes! ? True muscle function is quite different than the conventional actions with which they are associated. ?

012: STOTT PILATES® Pilates With Props, Levels 1 & 2
Preconference presented by: Jill Winegar
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.00, ACSM 4.00, AFAA 3.00, NASM-CGT 0.50, NASM-CPT 0.50, NFPT 4.00

Thursday, 1:00-5:00pm
Need to add some interest to your mat routine?

100: Sports Performance Circuit: Nothing but Athletic!
Workout presented by: Douglas Brooks, MS
CECs/CEUs:

Time Block A - Friday, 7:30-8:30am
Train for power, dynamic flexibility, balance and cardio in this fast-paced, general sport conditioning class. Add fresh exercises to your abdominal and back training arsenal, train acceleration and deceleration, and develop forceful rotary torso power. See how you can create a competitive, high-energy team atmosphere, whether you're training one-on-one or in groups.

101: Strike!
Workout presented by: Kimberly Spreen
CECs/CEUs:

Time Block A - Friday, 7:30-8:30am
Challenge yourself with this full-body interval workout that incorporates traditional kickboxing combinations done with controlled weight-bearing movements and athletic drills. This is NOT your typical kickboxing class!

102: Defy Expectations With BODYVIVE™
Workout presented by: Lynne Brick
CECs/CEUs:

Time Block A - Friday, 7:30-8:30am
Join us for a full-body workout that will leave you feeling thoroughly invigorated, rejuvenated and energized. Using the VIVE(tm) ball and VIVE tube, this workout includes cardio, resistance work, core training, mobility and balance. This interactive session will discuss the researched evidence-based physiological and psychosocial training benefits of BODYVIVE explaining the science behind this exciting new program. We'll also cover coaching tips and how to successfully teach Les Mills' BODYVIVE.

103: Core Gymnastics
Workout presented by: Rodney Corn, MA
CECs/CEUs:

Time Block A - Friday, 7:30-8:30am
Gymnastics has been defined as a sport involving the performance of movement sequences requiring physical strength, flexibility, balance, agility and kinesthetic awareness. This fun-filled, action-packed workout session is designed to be gymnastic-centered including all the above, plus plyometric exercises. The aim is to increase stability, coordination, balance, strength and flexibility in a user-friendly and progressive manner.

104: Partner Training With Tubes and Balls (Standby Only)
Workshop presented by: Alex McMillan, and Sherri McMillan, MS
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.10, ACSM 1.00, AFAA 0.50, NASM-CGT 0.10, NASM-CPT 0.10, NFPT 1.00

Time Block A - Friday, 7:30-8:30am
This interactive workshop will outline several progressive, full-body partner exercises aimed at improving your client's muscle conditioning, endurance, speed, core stability and balance. Whether you teach group fitness or train clients privately or in small-group settings, this session is a must. Take away more than 30 new exercise ideas and progressions using tubing and medicine balls.

105: Who Trains the Inexperienced Trainers?
Lecture presented by: Wendy Williamson, PhD
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.10, ACSM 1.00, AFAA 1.00, NASM-CGT 0.10, NASM-CPT 0.10, NFPT 1.00

Time Block A - Friday, 7:30-8:30am
Many inexperienced "certified" trainers are hired without adequate skills to bridge the gap between academic knowledge and its application. Training trainers takes time, energy, resources and knowledge. What should be included, how long should it take and what constitutes proficiency to let trainers loose in your facilities? Learn the phases for getting trainers up to speed safely and with confidence.

106: Fueling the Female Athlete
Lecture presented by: Scott Sehnert, MS, RD
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.10, ACSM 1.00, AFAA 1.00, NASM-CGT 0.10, NASM-CPT 0.10, NFPT 1.00

Time Block A - Friday, 7:30-8:30am
This session will focus on the nutritional concerns of female athletes and the metabolic differences between men and women. Updates on the ACSM position stand on the female triad will also be revealed. We will close with actual case studies so fitness professionals will know how and when to encourage proper fueling and when it is appropriate to refer.

Thursday

011: Five Vital Elements of Function
Preconference presented by: Fraser Quelch
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.40, ACSM 4.00, AFAA 3.00, NASM-CGT 0.40, NASM-CPT 0.40, NFPT 4.00

Thursday, 12:00-4:00pm
Are you ready to take a critical look at the accepted theory and practices associated with traditional functional training? This thought-provoking session will introduce new ideas, discuss emerging applications and challenge some of the conventional practices within the fitness industry today. It may just transform the way you look at functional training. Join in on the discussion as we elaborate and illustrate the following concepts:? When the foot hits the ground, everything changes! ? True muscle function is quite different than the conventional actions with which they are associated. ?

012: STOTT PILATES® Pilates With Props, Levels 1 & 2
Preconference presented by: Jill Winegar
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.00, ACSM 4.00, AFAA 3.00, NASM-CGT 0.50, NASM-CPT 0.50, NFPT 4.00

Thursday, 1:00-5:00pm
Need to add some interest to your mat routine?

Friday

100: Sports Performance Circuit: Nothing but Athletic!
Workout presented by: Douglas Brooks, MS
CECs/CEUs:

Time Block A - Friday, 7:30-8:30am
Train for power, dynamic flexibility, balance and cardio in this fast-paced, general sport conditioning class. Add fresh exercises to your abdominal and back training arsenal, train acceleration and deceleration, and develop forceful rotary torso power. See how you can create a competitive, high-energy team atmosphere, whether you're training one-on-one or in groups.

101: Strike!
Workout presented by: Kimberly Spreen
CECs/CEUs:

Time Block A - Friday, 7:30-8:30am
Challenge yourself with this full-body interval workout that incorporates traditional kickboxing combinations done with controlled weight-bearing movements and athletic drills. This is NOT your typical kickboxing class!

102: Defy Expectations With BODYVIVE™
Workout presented by: Lynne Brick
CECs/CEUs:

Time Block A - Friday, 7:30-8:30am
Join us for a full-body workout that will leave you feeling thoroughly invigorated, rejuvenated and energized. Using the VIVE(tm) ball and VIVE tube, this workout includes cardio, resistance work, core training, mobility and balance. This interactive session will discuss the researched evidence-based physiological and psychosocial training benefits of BODYVIVE explaining the science behind this exciting new program. We'll also cover coaching tips and how to successfully teach Les Mills' BODYVIVE.

103: Core Gymnastics
Workout presented by: Rodney Corn, MA
CECs/CEUs:

Time Block A - Friday, 7:30-8:30am
Gymnastics has been defined as a sport involving the performance of movement sequences requiring physical strength, flexibility, balance, agility and kinesthetic awareness. This fun-filled, action-packed workout session is designed to be gymnastic-centered including all the above, plus plyometric exercises. The aim is to increase stability, coordination, balance, strength and flexibility in a user-friendly and progressive manner.

104: Partner Training With Tubes and Balls (Standby Only)
Workshop presented by: Alex McMillan, and Sherri McMillan, MS
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.10, ACSM 1.00, AFAA 0.50, NASM-CGT 0.10, NASM-CPT 0.10, NFPT 1.00

Time Block A - Friday, 7:30-8:30am
This interactive workshop will outline several progressive, full-body partner exercises aimed at improving your client's muscle conditioning, endurance, speed, core stability and balance. Whether you teach group fitness or train clients privately or in small-group settings, this session is a must. Take away more than 30 new exercise ideas and progressions using tubing and medicine balls.

105: Who Trains the Inexperienced Trainers?
Lecture presented by: Wendy Williamson, PhD
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.10, ACSM 1.00, AFAA 1.00, NASM-CGT 0.10, NASM-CPT 0.10, NFPT 1.00

Time Block A - Friday, 7:30-8:30am
Many inexperienced "certified" trainers are hired without adequate skills to bridge the gap between academic knowledge and its application. Training trainers takes time, energy, resources and knowledge. What should be included, how long should it take and what constitutes proficiency to let trainers loose in your facilities? Learn the phases for getting trainers up to speed safely and with confidence.

106: Fueling the Female Athlete
Lecture presented by: Scott Sehnert, MS, RD
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.10, ACSM 1.00, AFAA 1.00, NASM-CGT 0.10, NASM-CPT 0.10, NFPT 1.00

Time Block A - Friday, 7:30-8:30am
This session will focus on the nutritional concerns of female athletes and the metabolic differences between men and women. Updates on the ACSM position stand on the female triad will also be revealed. We will close with actual case studies so fitness professionals will know how and when to encourage proper fueling and when it is appropriate to refer.

107: Keiser® Cycling: Powered Up (Full)
Workout presented by: Krista Popowych, BHK
CECs/CEUs:

Time Block A - Friday, 7:30-8:30am
Are you ready to get powered up? The amount of work completed in a given amount of time by a cyclist is known as power. Increasing the intensity and challenge of your indoor cycling class can be accomplished by manipulating this variable. Through speed, intensity and resistance, this workout is sure to deliver.

108: Energy Fusion Flow
Workshop presented by: Petra Kolber
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.10, ACSM 1.00, AFAA 0.50, NASM-CGT 0.10, NASM-CPT 0.10, NFPT 1.00

Time Block A - Friday, 7:30-8:30am
Calm and quiet the mind by weaving movements together inspired by the worlds of yoga and tai chi. Create a flowing fusion class that focuses on alignment, logical sequencing and safe, sensible transitions, all while increasing energy. Please bring a yoga mat to this session.

109: TRX® for Sports Enthusiasts (Full)
Workout presented by: Fraser Quelch
CECs/CEUs:

Time Block A - Friday, 7:30-8:30am
Are you looking for the next intense, action-packed workout to keep you and your clients inspired and achieving your goals? Experience the challenging and athletically-oriented TRX for Sports Enthusiasts workout. This 1-hour full-body blast will leave your heart racing and fill your mind with new and exciting ways for utilizing suspension training with your athletic clients.

Saturday

All New BOSU® Block Party 2009 (PROMOTIONAL WORKOUT) (Full)
CECs/CEUs:

Saturday, 11:45am-12:45pm
Join the stars of the BOSU® Team for a block party workout that will blow your mind!

200: Linked Rotary Strength for Better Core Function
Workshop presented by: Douglas Brooks, MS
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20, NFPT 2.00

Time Block E - Saturday, 7:30-9:20am
Increase your toolbox of core exercises and elevate your client's level of function by applying the principles of Linked System(tm) training. Participants will benefit from gaining an understanding of the speed center (core) anatomy, mechanics and rotary power. Learn the most effective methods for increasing core stabilization and rotational power utilizing a multijoint approach, efficiently producing strength across the kinetic chain.

201: Strength-Training Program Design (For Group Ex)
Workshop presented by: Shannon Fable
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20, NFPT 2.00

Time Block E - Saturday, 7:30-9:20am
Spend less time designing your strength-training classes and deliver quality workouts that will reach all ability levels in one class with the Elevated E3 Program Design protocol. Start thinking like a personal trainer in the group exercise room and create workouts that are well designed and delivered even with constraints such as limited weights, limited equipment and multiple ability levels. This simple system will have you working smarter, not harder. If you are a new group strength instructor, we highly recommend that you take session 166 prior to taking this workshop.

202: Step Outside the Box
Workshop presented by: Rob Glick
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.00, NFPT 2.00

Time Block E - Saturday, 7:30-9:20am
In order to grow as group exercise instructors, we need to challenge ourselves and play outside of our comfort zone to see what possibilities exist. In this step workshop, we will use crazy counts, explore direction, add, delete, repeat and who knows what else we can come up with for innovative fun choreography that is sure to challenge even the most avid stepper.

203: It's All in the Mix
Workshop presented by: Petra Kolber
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.00, NFPT 2.00

Time Block E - Saturday, 7:30-9:20am
Join Petra in a nonstop, easy-to-do cardio session that will have you burning up the dance floor. Learn creative moves that are fun to do and are Monday morning ready. A smooth cardio class is just like a great soundtrack in that it all comes down to the mix. Learn how to blend magical moves with slamming songs and experience what it feels like to be in the mix. The breakdown will be based on a typical dance class where we only teach and practice what the body needs to learn, ensuring success without overload.

204: Creative Total-Body Exercises Your Client Will Love (Standby Only)
Workshop presented by: Rodney Corn, MA
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20, NFPT 2.00

Time Block E - Saturday, 7:30-9:20am
There seems to be a never-ending need for fitness professionals to acquire more exercises, whether for burning calories or increasing performance. One of the best ways to quickly develop more exercises is to simply combine them. In this workshop, we will discuss a simple system you can use to safely and effectively create and progress a multitude of total-body exercises. We will then practice and play with the many different examples you come up with.

205: Staying a Step Ahead-A Unique Look at the Feet
Lecture presented by: Greg Roskopf, MA
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 2.00, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20, NFPT 2.00

Time Block E - Saturday, 7:30-9:20am
As trainers, we design exercise programs for our clients every day. We recognize the importance of strengthening the muscles of the legs, hips, core, chest, and so on...but what about the feet? The muscles of the feet are often overlooked and may be the most important muscles in the body. We will take an in-depth look at the feet and how they impact overall function. If you have ever questioned why you have not achieved the success that you expect from functional or closed-chain exercises, you will find the answers to those questions in this class.

206: Making Money at Small-Group and Partner Training
Lecture presented by: Alex McMillan, and Sherri McMillan, MS
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 2.00, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20, NFPT 2.00

Time Block E - Saturday, 7:30-9:20am
Small-group training has become extremely popular in clubs and training studios around the world. In fact, some facilities have opted to not offer one-on-one personal training anymore because group training is more profitable for the trainer and the business, and more fun and economical for clients. Get the scoop on how to program and market small-group and partner training before you miss out on this incredible business opportunity.

207: 25 Powerful Questions to Motivate Change
Lecture presented by: Melissa Baumgartner
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 2.00, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20, NFPT 2.00

Time Block E - Saturday, 7:30-9:20am
Asking the right question at the right time is the most powerful tool we have to better understand our clients. In this session, you will learn the magic of powerful questions to open the dialogue between you and your clients, as well as be introduced to masterful techniques for motivational interviewing and appreciative inquiry. Walk away with 25 powerful questions to lead your clients through the process of personal discovery.

208: Postural Re-Education for Older Adults
Workshop presented by: Shari Kalkstein
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20, NFPT 2.00

Time Block E - Saturday, 7:30-9:20am
Gain insight and understanding into some of the physical changes that occur in the spines of older adults. This session covers several degenerative conditions and how to give postural exercises that are safe and appropriate. Actual exercises performed by older adults (ages 70+) will be viewed and discussed. Attendees will practice exercises that can be adapted for their clients.

Sunday

300: BOSU® Total-Body Training
Workshop presented by: Rob Glick
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20, NFPT 2.00

Time Block I - Sunday, 8:00-9:50am
Come and get some BRAND NEW ideas on how to format all BOSU workouts to train your students/clients from head to toe! Try out new cardio, strength, flexibility, agility and speed exercises that will blow your mind and energize your clients and students! Perfect for group exercise instructors, personal trainers and coaches who are looking for ways to use the BOSU Balance Trainer for total-body conditioning and want appropriate templates for formatting total-body workouts.

301: In-Home Training: Up Your Value!
Lecture / Workshop presented by: Lisa Farley
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20, NFPT 2.00

Time Block I - Sunday, 8:00-9:50am
Anyone can get and keep clients if they keep their rates low enough. But can you keep them at professional rates...rates that allow you to make this a financially fulfilling career? Get some helpful tips on how you can increase your income, gain more respect as a professional, diversify your offerings and sell yourself! If you are an in-home trainer (or thinking about becoming one), you will not want to miss this valuable session.

302: Steps to Success
Workshop presented by: Carol Murphy
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.00, NFPT 2.00

Time Block I - Sunday, 8:00-9:50am
Elevate your career and move from good to great. This workshop puts emphasis on how to "teach to reach!" You'll learn how to develop and deliver exciting step choreography in a way that delights members and inspires them to keep coming back for more. Take away key strategies for creating a winning workout experience for all, along with original choreography blocks that will open up endless possibilities for designing step, circuit or interval workouts to wow the masses!

303: Buddy Up: Partner Training for Results
Workshop presented by: Brett Klika
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.00, NFPT 2.00

Time Block I - Sunday, 8:00-9:50am
Creating a class environment that fosters positive group interaction is essential in starting, maintaining and growing a group program. This workshop outlines successful strategies to optimize group training sessions by creating fun and challenging partner-based exercises, drills and games that foster group interaction. You will learn over 30 different interactive partner-based body weight and rubber resistance exercises that will help elevate your clients' success and you as a trainer in demand!

304: Secrets of Self-Myofascial Release (SMR)
Workshop presented by: Nick Tumminello
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20, NFPT 2.00

Time Block I - Sunday, 8:00-9:50am
Discover the difference between tissue length and tissue quality. Participants will learn how to use the latest and most effective self-myofascial release protocols to drastically improve performance, increase flexibility and accelerate recovery time! This hands-on workshop will discuss situations in which self-myofascial release can instantly improve strength, as well as situations in which SMR should not be used...this will shock you! This class promises to deliver many new, never-before-seen techniques.

305: Are You Hungry or Stressed?
Lecture presented by: Jenna Bell-Wilson, PhD, RD, LD
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 2.00, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20, NFPT 2.00

Time Block I - Sunday, 8:00-9:50am
How many people do you know who eat when they are stressed? In this session, we will take an in-depth look at what science has to say about our eating behaviors, the role our hormones play and how we can turn this knowledge into action to manage our own (and our clients') diets. Participants will be able to discuss how hormones affect hunger, detail the impact that stress has on dietary intake and provide clients with tips and solutions to manage their diet despite their stress-and all within scope of practice.

306: Understanding Pain: The Muscle System's Role
Lecture presented by: Greg Roskopf, MA
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 2.00, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20, NFPT 2.00

Time Block I - Sunday, 8:00-9:50am
My knee hurts when I walk down the stairs. I cannot squat due to knee pain. These are a few of the complaints we hear on a regular basis from our clients. As trainers, do we understand the muscular system's role in chronic pain and injury? In this session, we will take a look at the muscular considerations that must be addressed in various diagnoses such as patella femoral syndrome, hip degenerative joint disease and plantar fasciitis. Trainers will gain a better understanding of how to design exercises for clients that come to us with lower-body pain.

307: From the Ordinary to the Extraordinary
Lecture presented by: Donna Hutchinson
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.00, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 2.00, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.00, NFPT 0.00

Time Block I - Sunday, 8:00-9:50am
Attention group fitness leaders! Transform your fitness classes from the ordinary to the extraordinary. The industry is seeking open-minded, adventurous and courageous fitness leaders who want to learn the SECRET to creating extraordinary classes. If you are willing to accept that the status quo is not good enough anymore, AND are open to change, you will not want to miss this session. Only those willing to be transformed need attend!

308: The Art of Conquering Cancellations
Lecture presented by: Nicki Anderson
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.20, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 2.00, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.20, NFPT 2.00

Time Block I - Sunday, 8:00-9:50am
One of the many important tasks of a personal trainer is teaching personal training clients that exercise is a long-term commitment. There is no doubt that the biggest frustration for personal trainers (not to mention lost income) is chronic cancellations. What can trainers provide for their clients that other facilities have missed? As managers, how can you help trainers maintain consistent clients and keep cancellations to a minimum? Walk away with five ways to conquer cancellations and keep your customer satisfaction at an all-time high!

309: Keiser® Striding and Cycling: An Indoor Collision
Workshop presented by: Nancy Fudacz, and Suzette O'Byrne
CECs/CEUs: ACE 0.00, ACSM 2.00, AFAA 1.50, NASM-CGT 0.20, NASM-CPT 0.00, NFPT 0.00

Time Block I - Sunday, 8:00-9:50am
See description on page 7. Repeated as sessions 149, 209 and 249.
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