713 : Get in the Game! Tips and Tricks for Coaching Small Groups From the Pros

Time Block T - Saturday, 1:30-3:20pm

Session Format : Panel Discussion

by Amy Boone Thompson, Sherri McMillan, MSc, Fraser Quelch, Jason Stella and Matthew Wright, MS

10 Ratings

Type: Session

Item: CA17-S713


Small-group training (SGT)—what's the fuss all about? Come to this session and get answers to all your questions about forming and coaching small groups. Topics of discussion include: how SGT can contribute to your bottom line while differentiating you from your competition; why fitness professionals should consider adding it to their list of services; and how best to move from personal trainer (or instructor) to being a small-group coach. Hosted by a power-packed panel of industry experts, this session will help you realize BIG results when working with SMALL groups.

About the Author

Amy Boone Thompson

Amy Boone Thompson IDEA Author/Presenter

Amy has first-hand experience and expertise in development, implementation and management of fitness programming. Amy is passionate about paying it forward and has been a presenter and author for the franchise and fitness industries for the last decade. She currently serves as Program Director Committee Member for IDEA & Chair for the Board of Advisors for National Personal Training Institute.

Sherri McMillan, MSc

Sherri McMillan, MSc IDEA Author/Presenter

Sherri McMillan, M.Sc. has been inspiring the world to adopt a fitness lifestyle for over 20 years and has received numerous industry awards including 2006 IDEA Fitness Director of the Year, 1998 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year, 1998 CanFitPro Fitness Presenter of the Year and 2005/2006 ACE Fitness Educator of the Year - Runner up. As a fitness trainer, fitness columnist for various magazines and newspapers, author of five books and manuals including "Go For Fit - the Winning Way to Fat Loss", "Fit over Forty" & "The Successful Trainers Guide to Marketing", and featured presenter in various fitness DVDs, she is a spokesperson for Nike, Twist Conditioning and PowerBar. She has presented hundreds of workshops to thousands of fitness leaders throughout Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, England, Spain, South America, Asia and the U.S.A. She is the owner of Northwest Personal Training, two training studios in Portland OR and Vancouver WA that generated over $2,000,000 in revenues in 2009 and was awarded the 2006 BBB Business of the Year. www.nwFitnessEducation.com

Fraser Quelch

Fraser Quelch IDEA Author/Presenter

Fraser Quelch is the director of training and development for Fitness Anywhere® and the creator of the TRX training program. An expert in functional training and endurance athletics, Fraser has presented at events worldwide and is featured in 19 fitness DVDs. Fraser holds a bachelors degree in physical education.

Jason Stella

Jason Stella IDEA Author/Presenter

Matthew Wright, MS

Matthew Wright, MS IDEA Author/Presenter

Matt Wright MS, EP-C is a Fitness Business Leader, Educator and International Presenter named one of IHRSA's Rising Stars for the class of 2017. Matt has a proven track record of increasing revenue on both the individual and club level. He has built his career in helping individuals and teams flourish at achieving and surpassing their goals. Currently, he is the Head of Community & Education at Aktiv Solutions, the President of NEHRSA and serves on the IDEA World Personal Trainer Committee. Matt has educated as an adjunct professor teaching: Kinesiology, Anatomy & Physiology, and Exercise Technique & Prescription. He holds a Masters Degree in Sport & Exercise Psychology and is a Certified Exercise Physiologist.