2 : American Council on Exercise (ACE) Youth Fitness Training (L/WS)

Thursday, 8:00am-5:00pm

Session Format : Premier Seminar

by Todd Galati, MA and Jessica Matthews

10 Ratings

Type: Session

Item: CA11-2


While many youth fitness training workshops generally focus on traditional assessments, program design and exercise instruction, ACE's Youth Fitness Training workshop delivers much, much more. You’ll get the latest in both assessment and programming, then go further to focus on balance and the core, functional movement and resistance training, communication, and the behavioral and emotional components essential to creating an overall positive experience that motivates and empowers young clients to long-term change. This workshop explores the true art of personal training and also investigates key business strategies for personal trainers.

Upon successful completion of this workshop, you will be able to:

1. Design youth fitness programs using the ACE Integrated Fitness Training™ (ACE IFT™) Model that account for unique
developmental variables (e.g., physiological, behavioral, musculoskeletal, metabolic, motor skills) to limit injuries and
enhance program success.

2. Deliver fun youth programs that include positive competition, teambuilding and progressive challenges to enhance
participation for a lifetime.

3. Implement effective weight management strategies that help prevent obesity in today’s youth and tomorrow’s adults.

1-hour lunch is on your own.

Approved for 0.6 ACE CECs. Continuing education credits from other agencies are pending.

Limited to 80 participants.

By Todd Galati, MA, Jessica Matthews

About the Author

Todd Galati, MA

Todd Galati, MA IDEA Author/Presenter

Jessica Matthews

Jessica Matthews IDEA Author/Presenter

Dr. Jessica Matthews, DBH, NBC-HWC, E-RYT 500 is an award-winning, industry leading health and wellness educator. As a seasoned yoga teacher and innovative college professor, she has developed and implemented graduate degree programs as well as comprehensive 200-and 500-hour yoga teacher training programs at the college level in addition to teaching a variety of associate, undergraduate, and graduate-level health and exercise science courses. A former exercise physiologist and licensed educator based in San Diego, California, Jessica serves as assistant professor and program director at Point Loma Nazarene University where she developed and directs the online Master of Kinesiology in Integrative Wellness program. A sought-after and trusted media resource, Jessica regularly contributes as a wellness expert to numerous publications and media outlets, including, but not limited to, CNN, The Washington Post, Women's Health, Men's Fitness, The New York Times, and NPR. A recognized leader and mentor in the field, Jessica was named the 2017 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year for her superior instructional abilities and positive influence within her local community and the global health and fitness industry. An educator and entrepreneur, Jessica is s founder and president of Integrative Wellness Education Inc., in which she delivers keynote speeches, lectures, workshops and workouts at conferences and companies worldwide, including courses in the areas of health coaching, behavior change, mind-body exercise, and professional development in the field of health and fitness. She also designs cutting-edge online courses and programs and has extensive video production experience, including serving as a featured health and fitness expert and guest host on the Oprah brand web series #OWNSHOW through OWNTV. When she isn't talking about health and wellness in a college course, at a conference, or on a video set, Jessica is writing about it as a former contributing editor for SHAPE magazine and a freelance writer for other wellness-focused websites and publications. She also serves as senior advisor for behavioral health coaching for the American Council on Exercise (ACE), developing educational health, fitness and wellness content in the form of textbooks and articles. Additionally, Jessica is the lead author and editor of the ACE Group Fitness Instructor Handbook: The Professional's Guide to Creating Memorable Movement Experiences (2016), and Stretching to Stay Young (Althea Press). One of the first nationally board-certified health and wellness coaches as well as a certified personal trainer, group fitness instructor, and experienced registered yoga teacher (E-RYT500), Jessica holds a bachelors degree in physical education teacher education from Coastal Carolina University where she graduated at the top of her class as well as a masters degree in physical education from Canisius College where she was named to the inaugural Griffs Under 40, a list of notable alumni under the age of 40 who are recognized innovators in their respective fields. She also holds a doctorate in behavioral health with a focus on clinical integrated care from Arizona State University and serves within the Centers for Integrative Health at UC San Diego.