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Group Fitness Symposium

INNOVATION STRATEGIES FOR A SUCCESSFUL FUTURE

Get up to speed on the latest innovations in group fitness—from building a successful online studio to diversifying your skill set to creating unforgettable online and in-person class experiences—so that you can not only survive the challenging times, but find new ways to grow, thrive and secure a successful future.

FEATURED PRESENTERS

  • Krista Popowych

    International Master Trainer, Fitness Instructor, Educator and Writer

  • Stacey Vandiver

    Co-founder and CEO of SoulBody

  • Leslee Bender

    2020 IDEA Personal Trainer Of The Year Creator of Bender Ball Method, Director of I am Ageless Now, Co-creator of Barre Above

  • Kia Williams, MS

    Global Presenter, Educator and Master Trainer

  • Trina Gray

    Owner of Bay Athletic Club

  • Tricia Murphy Madden

    Education Director for Savvier Fitness and Co-creator of Barre Above®

  • Steve Barrett

    Matrix Fitness Brand Ambassador and Master Trainer

FRIDAY, AUGUST 21

08/21/2020 8:00am • Session 113 • Lecture

The Future of Group Fitness: Strategies for the Successful Instructor

Stacey Seward Vandiver and Krista Popowych

This session has been approved by the following agencies:

aasfp 0.10 ace 0.15 acsm 1.50 action 0.15 afaa 1.00 afpa 1.50 bcrpa 1.50 chek 1.50 fai 1.50 ifpa 1.50 issa 1.50 nafc 0.15 nafta 1.50 nasm 0.10 nbhwc 1.50 ncep 1.50 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.15 neta 1.50 nfpt 0.25 niew 0.15 nspa 1.50 ptag 1.50

The group fitness industry took a huge hit due to the COVID-19 pandemic as gyms closed and government regulations warned against groups of people gathering in enclosed spaces. The situation left many instructors concerned for the future. Veteran instructors and entrepreneurs, Stacey Vandiver and Krista Popowych are here to help. In this inspiring and practical session, you will develop action plans to not only survive these tough times, but thrive. Learn about new profit centers, business partnerships, the benefits of virtual classes and more.

08/21/2020 1:00pm • Session 153 • Workshop

Effective Cueing, Communications and Coaching for In-Person and Virtual Group Fitness Classes

Steve Barrett

This session has been approved by the following agencies:

aasfp 0.10 ace 0.15 acsm 1.50 action 0.15 afaa 1.00 afpa 1.50 bcrpa 1.50 chek 1.50 fai 1.50 ifpa 1.50 issa 1.50 nafc 0.15 nafta 0.80 nasm 0.10 nbhwc 1.50 ncep 1.50 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.15 neta 1.50 nfpt 0.25 niew 0.15 nsca 0.15 nspa 1.50 ptag 1.50

The Covid pandemic forced industries to quickly change the way they function. Group fitness instructors used to the energy felt in a packed studio were suddenly talking to a camera lens rather than looking people in the eye. The skills and mindset to teach in-person versus virtual differ enormously but both can be learned. Steve Barrett, Director of Global Group Training & Education for Matrix Fitness, will share how to maximize in-person interaction and how to adapt those methods to the world of virtual coaching.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 22

08/22/2020 8:00am • Session 223 • Workshop

Progressive Programming for Active Aging

Leslee Bender

This session has been approved by the following agencies:

aasfp 0.10 ace 0.15 acsm 1.50 action 0.15 afaa 1.00 afpa 1.50 bcrpa 1.50 chek 1.50 fai 1.50 ifpa 1.50 issa 1.50 nafc 0.15 nafta 0.80 nasm 0.10 nbhwc 1.50 ncep 1.50 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.15 neta 1.50 nfpt 0.25 niew 0.15 nsca 0.15 nspa 1.50 ptag 1.50

This session brings you the most progressive and innovative methods in group fitness to prevent injuries and improve performance and strength for your active aging clientele. You will leave with the imperative, practical insights that help you when you are designing programs for active agers with limitations and or injuries, and how to navigate classes with strategies and techniques based on applied functional exercise. This group of fitness enthusiasts is here to stay and needs specific guidance to give them the quality of life they desire.

08/22/2020 9:30am • Session 233 • Workshop

How to Lead Unforgettable In-Person and Virtual Group Fitness Classes

Tricia Murphy Madden

This session has been approved by the following agencies:

aasfp 0.10 ace 0.15 acsm 1.50 action 0.15 afaa 1.00 afpa 1.50 bcrpa 1.50 chek 1.50 fai 1.50 ifpa 1.50 issa 1.50 nafc 0.15 nafta 0.80 nasm 0.10 nbhwc 1.50 ncep 1.50 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.15 neta 1.50 nfpt 0.25 niew 0.15 nspa 1.50 ptag 1.50

Leading in-person and virtual group fitness classes each requires a unique approach. The type of cueing, technology and marketing strategies have to change from one to the other. In this session, learn how to upskill yourself in this era of offering both entry points for your clients and members. After a compare-and-contrast we will then talk through the hybrid model where we stream and teach live simultaneously. Whether it’s the technology or teaching strategies you need to better understandr, this session will be jam-packed with tips, tools and serious life hacks for coaching and teaching in 2020 and beyond.

08/22/2020 1:00pm • Session 263 • Lecture

Creating a Passionate and Loyal Community in and Out of the Group Ex Studio

Kia Williams, MS

This session has been approved by the following agencies:

aasfp 0.10 ace 0.15 acsm 1.50 action 0.15 afaa 1.00 afpa 1.50 bcrpa 1.50 chek 1.50 fai 1.50 ifpa 1.50 issa 1.50 nafc 0.15 nafta 1.50 nasm 0.10 nbhwc 1.50 ncep 1.50 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.15 neta 1.50 nfpt 0.25 niew 0.15 nspa 1.50 ptag 1.50

The Fitness Industry is ever-evolving and the future is online. Fitness classes, videos, and services have more presence on social media and digital platforms than ever before and the consumer demand is not letting up. Uncover simple tricks and tips for building a sustainable and successful in-person and virtual group following and improve your social media presence, instructor toolbox and consumer experience. This lecture-based workshop will explore and examine the best practices for producing online and in-person fitness content, interactions, and experiences.

08/22/2020 2:30pm • Session 273 • Workout

AFTERNOON ENERGIZER: STOTT PILATES® Functional Towel Workout

PJ O'Clair

This session has been approved by the following agencies:

The STOTT PILATES® Functional Towel Workout is the ideal program for those who are
active and on the go. This simple, easy-to-follow routine requires minimal time and
equipment yet yields maximal results. The Conditioning Towel provides just the right
degree of support and stability to optimize core activation, increase strength and improve
joint range of motion. If you want to enhance your performance in sport and activities of
daily life, this workout is for you.

Q: What is a virtual event?

A virtual event is hosted entirely online. Attendees participate through a conference website designed specifically for IDEA World Virtual.  It will allow attendees to watch and participate in sessions and presentations live from their computers. There will also be a virtual expo hall and virtual swag bag where you can connect with brands about their products and services, plus receive exclusive discounts and free swag from the event sponsors.

Q: What technology is required to attendee IDEA World Virtual?

A desktop computer, laptop, tablet, phone or similar device with internet connectivity is all that is required. 

Q: What happens if you have technical issues during IDEA World Virtual?

There will be a virtual “help desk” available at all times during the event. If you are experiencing any technical difficulty, there will be live staff ready to help you troubleshoot issues.

Q: How do I register?

1. Online: Visit this link to sign up today!

https://www.ideafit.com/fitness-conferences/world-virtual/

2. By Phone: Call our Inspired Service Team toll-free at (800) 999-4332, ext. 7. Outside the U.S. and Canada: dial (858) 535-8979, ext. 7. (7:00am-5:00pm Pacific Time, Monday-Friday) Please have your credit card number and expiration date ready.

Please check back soon for an update on 2021 IDEA World

Q: Are payment plans available?

Yes, you can pay as little as 33% of the total registration cost to secure your registration and pay the balance at a later date.  Just ensure your total is paid in full prior to the event start date. You can make additional payments using the link and confirmation code received in your registration email.

Q: I was registered for the In-Person event in Anaheim. Can my open credit be used for a registration at IDEA World Virtual?

Yes! We would love to have you join us at the virtual event. If you have an open credit you would like to use please call our Inspired Service Team toll-free at (800) 999-4332, ext. 7. Outside the U.S. and Canada: dial (858) 535-8979, ext. 7. (7:00am-5:00pm Pacific Time, Monday-Friday). Please have your credit card number and expiration date ready.

Q: What is the event registration cancellation policy?

If we receive your cancellation notice 30 days prior to IDEA World Virtual, the administrative processing fee is $100. There will be no refunds allowed after that date or for no-shows. You can cancel any time prior to the event a credit will be issued that can be used toward a future IDEA event. Credits issued will expire on December 31 of the following calendar year.

We've made it easier to switch names on registrations at no charge. If you can't make it, you may send a colleague in your place by contacting Inspired Service at least 7 days prior to the event (switches are subject to a fee increase based on membership status). Contact Inspired Service for further assistance at (800) 999-4332, x7, or email at [email protected].

Q: How do I get a group discount on event registrations?

For a discount on group registrations please contact IDEA Inspired Service at (800) 999-4332 ext. 7 for assistance.

Q: Do IDEA Business Members have an event discount?

IDEA Business Members receive the discounted member price on unlimited registrations. Please contact IDEA Inspired Service at (800) 999-4332 ext. 7 for assistance.

Q: What are the dates and hours of the virtual event?

All times listed will be Pacific Standard Time.  This is a live event.  The time in your location could differ from the listed times so please update your calendar accordingly.

Friday August 21: 7:15am-5:30pm (PST)

Saturday August 22: 7:15am-5:00pm (PST)

You may purchase 12-month on-demand access to all sessions at IDEA World Virtual. You can come back any time over the 12 months following the event and watch sessions you weren’t able to attend live. This is also a great option for international attendees who are experiencing significant time differences.

Q: How do I enter the IDEA World Virtual event platform?

You will receive a reminder email with instructions prior to the event. Your email address and confirmation number will be your access into the virtual event space.  The virtual event space will be open at 6:45am PST (30 minutes prior to the start of sessions) each day.  We recommend you use this time to navigate the space, test your internet connection and familiarize yourself with the functionality.

Q: Do I need to select sessions prior to the event?

No, you do not need to pre-select sessions.  Once the virtual event goes live you are free to access any session you prefer. 

Q: Are there pre-conference certification sessions?

No, there will not be additional certification or additional CEC options available at IDEA World Virtual.

Q: Will sessions be recorded and available after the Convention?

Yes, you may purchase 12-month on-demand access to all sessions at IDEA World Virtual for an additional $49.  You can come back any time over the 12 months following the event and watch sessions you weren’t able to attend live.  This is a great option for international attendees who are experiencing significant time differences.

Q: Will I be able to see the presenters during sessions?

Yes, you will be able to watch video of each presenter, side by side with their presentation.

Q: Can I ask questions during the educational sessions?

Yes, there will be a chat box available in each session and we encourage you to ask questions and  interact with presenters.

Q: Will I need fitness equipment to attend IDEA World Virtual?

The equipment needed will be minimal and alterations will be offered for those without home equipment.  You will receive e-mail communication listing recommended equipment (if any) for workouts prior to the event.

Q: Will handouts be available for event sessions?

Session Handouts will be available for print or download directly from the Event Platform. 

Q: How many CEC’s can I earn for attending IDEA World Virtual

There will be a total of 13 CEC credits available if you attend a session in each time block.

Q: How do I get CECs for the sessions I attend?

After the event ends you will be able to select the sessions you attended and have them placed in your “My Education” page. 

Your proof of attendance and CEC credits are on your CEC certificate, which you can access any time after the conference at www.ideafit.com/myeducation.

Workouts do not qualify for CECs. They are designed to be just that, a workout. No CEC-able education is associated with them.

Q: Which certification agencies offer CECs for this event?

The credits you can earn at this event are recognized by the following agencies: ACE, ACSM, AFAA, BOC, NASM, NFPT, NSCA, W.I.T.S., Cooper Institute, NETA, NESTA, and NFPT. If your certification agency is not listed, simply check with the agency to see what credits it allows.

Q: What do I do if zero credits are assigned to my scheduled session?

CECs are assigned by the certification agency, not IDEA. Certification agencies base credits on the education provided and presenter qualifications. Make sure the sessions you attend have CEC verification prior to attending.

Q: How many CECs are offered for each session?

Generally, you’ll receive one CEC per contact hour for workshops and lectures. If you attend a 2-hour workshop, you’ll receive up to 2 credit hours. We are in the process of getting approvals from each of the agencies above and will post the credits as soon as they are available. That way you’ll know exactly how many credits the session you are interested in attending is approved for by your certification agency. Check out how many CECs were offered at last year’s event here

Q: How do I join the IDEA Events Support Squad?

There will not be a Support Squad for IDEA World Virtual, but we would love your help for a future event.  If you are interested in joining the Support Squad for a future event please contact Steffi Habermann at [email protected]

Q: What is the Virtual Expo Hall?

A virtual expo hall offers the valuable education, networking and brand exploration of a physical event, but in the comfort of your home or anywhere you have an internet connection. Through an easy to navigate virtual event platform, attendees are able to move freely through virtual lobbies, auditoriums and expo halls. Featuring chats with Q&A capabilities, excitement filled special events and activities like trivia games, polling and challenges, virtual expo halls create a familiar interactive experience through a 3D virtual event platform. The IDEA World Fitness & Nutrition Expo offers the benefits of the latest technology to connect with even more industry leaders and brands from all over the world through a high quality virtual event experience.

Q: Will my personal information be shared?

Your contact information can be set to private during the registration process but by doing so you will be forfeiting the ability to be contacted by presenters and sponsors and may miss out on giveaways, discounts and free promotions.

Q: Can I share my virtual conference login information with other members of my team?

For every registration, only one device (computer, laptop, tablet, phone) will be allowed to enter the virtual platform. The credits earned are tied to the account of the individual that purchased the virtual event.