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Personal Trainer Symposium

Gaining The Edge In An Ever-Evolving Industry

Learn about the most effective and transformative programs, the latest in corrective exercise and movement science and how to deliver top-quality service in both in-person and virtual environments.

FEATURED PRESENTERS

  • Lee Burton, PhD

    Founding Owner of Functional Movement Systems

  • Cody Sipe, PhD

    Co-founder of the Functional Aging Institute

  • Evan Osar, DC, CMT, PES, CSCS

    Co-founder of the Institute for Integrative Health and Fitness Education™

  • Len Kravitz, PhD

    Professor of Exercise Science at the University of New Mexico

  • Susane Pata

    Global Master Instructor, Presenter and Author

  • Leigh Wierichs, MFA, MS

    Training & Education Manager at Life Fitness

FRIDAY, AUGUST 21

2020-08-21 08:00:00 • Session 112 • Workshop

The Most Effective Way to Customize Programs and Choose the Best Exercises for Every Client

Lee Burton, PhD

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

Everyone moves differently, so not every exercise is right for everybody. This can make it challenging for fitness professionals to make the best program design choices for clients. Fortunately, now there is an easy way to determine what types of exercises are and aren’t appropriate, allowing you to tailor a program to each person’s specific needs. Join FMS co-founder and creator Lee Burton as he unveils new, straightforward, science-based assessments that will help you select the best exercises to ensure the safest and most effective workout. This new and innovative way of assessing movement doesn’t require any equipment and can be done anywhere. During this time it is a great way to engage your clients virtually, giving you both more awareness and insight into where their biggest opportunities lie.

2020-08-21 09:30:00 • Session 122 • Lecture

The Physiology of Fat Loss: New Exciting Findings

Len Kravitz, PhD

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 nsca 0.15 nspa 1.50 ptag 1.50

Join Len in one of the most comprehensive lectures ever to explain the detailed physiological and metabolic aspects of fat metabolism, caloric expenditure and fat loss. Participants will learn, from a cellular perspective, the newest research on the hormonal regulation of lipolysis during exercise, the effect of exercise on lipolysis, the effect of exercise on fat oxidation, effective exercise intensities for fat loss, and strategies to enhance caloric expenditure with exercise. You’ll also receive 10 groundbreaking exercise programs that maximize caloric expenditure and fat metabolism.

2020-08-21 13:00:00 • Session 152 • Workshop

Functional Movement Patterns for Older Adults

Cody Sipe, PhD

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 seven fundamental movement patterns can be incredibly beneficial for older adults of all ages and functional levels. In this workshop, we will cover techniques and strategies for applying the “Big 3” patterns—deadlift, squat and lunge—to this diverse group, including: teaching strategies; simple assessments to determine which clients “earn the right” to load these patterns; how to regress and progress each movement; how to deal with chronic conditions and orthopedic issues; ways to integrate muscle power training; and programming variables. There will be a considerable amount of small-group and partner work to facilitate the learning.

2020-08-21 14:30:00 • Session 162 • Lecture

COFFEE TALK: Structuring Your Online Personal Training Business

Lewis Agnew

This session has been approved by the following agencies:

Join Lewis Agnew, My PT Hub’s Chief Operations Officer in this one-hour Afternoon Energizer. Lewis will be guiding you through Structuring Your Online Personal Training business, a topic that’s relevant now more than ever, given recent months.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 22

2020-08-22 08:00:00 • Session 222 • Workshop

After the Injury: Functional Training Periodization

Susane Pata and Leigh Wierichs, MFA, 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 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

Anyone who has worked out consistently chomps at the bit to get back in the game quickly after an injury. Come learn how to do just that for all rehabbed fitness levels (after medical clearance) by creating periodized workouts and using some staple and common accessories. We will review a few common-case scenarios and you will learn how to make your clients masters of movements every step along the way with simple progressive programs. Week by week, they will anticipate stepping into new movement opportunities with a great mental attitude to develop and garner the mobility and strength they never thought would be possible again!

2020-08-22 09:30:00 • Session 232 • Workshop

Assessment, Corrective Exercise and Functional Training in the Virtual and Physical Training Facility

Evan Osar, DC, CMT, PES, CSCS

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

As the fitness landscape has changed, we have been pushed into a hybrid virtual and in-person training model. Some clients feel comfortable entering brick-and-mortar spaces while others do not. In this session, you will learn how to teach your clients to self-assess—whether online or in-person—and choose the most effective corrective exercises based upon the results of those assessments. You’ll also gain insight on selecting effective and safe training progressions based upon the posture and movement issues your client uncovered while keeping them on track to achieve their goals.

2020-08-22 13:00:00 • Session 262 • Workshop

Designing and Delivering Effective Online Personal Training Sessions

Ken Miller, 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 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

Like it or not, virtual training is here to stay. As gyms open and close and safety concerns stay at the forefront of clients’ minds, the savvy personal trainer will include virtual training in their list of services. But providing effective and success-producing online experiences requires more than a Zoom account. Kenneth Miller, MS, will provide you with everything you need to know to develop and provide high-level online personal training sessions–from top technology to coaching strategies to cueing and everything in between.

2020-08-22 14:30:00 • Session 272 • Lecture

COFFEE TALK: How to Build an Online Personal Training Studio

Lewis Agnew

This session has been approved by the following agencies:

My PT Hub’s COO, Lewis Agnew presents this exciting Afternoon Energizer designed to leave you feeling excited and inspired! In this session, Lewis will talk you through How to Build an Online Personal Training Studio, from considering your branding right through to recruiting staff and using online software.

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.

Q: How much does IDEA World Virtual cost?

Early-bird registrations received by July 31, 2020 are $199 (member price) and $249 (non-member price.  Registrations received after the early-bird date are $239 (member) and $289 (non-member).

There is also an optional 12-month on-demand access to all sessions from IDEA World Virtual.  The sessions will be recorded so there will not be live interaction with other attendees or presenters.  The cost for 12-month On-Demand access is $49 regardless of whether you are a member or non-member, or date purchased.  This option cannot be purchased by itself and must be combined with an IDEA World Virtual registration.

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.

Q: Will IDEA World be a live event in 2021?

Yes! We plan on IDEA World Convention being live again in 2021 and will take place in Anaheim, CA July 7-11.  Register now and receive up to $119 off your registration using the code “World2021”. Easy payment plans are available!

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