Skip to content

Featured Sessions

2020-08-21 07:15:00 • Session 100 • Experience

Opening Ceremonies

Kyle Maynard

This session has been approved by the following agencies:

Born with a rare condition known as congenital amputation, that left him with arms that end at the elbows and legs that end near his knees, Kyle learned early on to live life independently, knowing that exceptions wouldn’t be made for him. He has lived his life striving to do more, learn more, push harder, go further, and to inspire others to do the same by sharing his story and living by example. His messages are centered on building a life driven by purpose and meaning, the importance of the undying pursuit of dreams, and the belief that no obstacle is too great and nothing can keep us from accomplishing our goals.

2020-08-21 08:00:00 • Session 110 • Lecture

Best Practices in the New Normal

Trina Gray, Travis Barnes, Brian Nunez, and Mark Fisher

This session has been approved by the following agencies:

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

The fitness industry landscape changed when our world was hit by the corona virus pandemic and we were forced to stay home and stay safe. Clubs and studios had the ability to rise to the occasion, reinvent and deliver new services online and then reopen with new safety measures in place and new hybrid models. Some studios had to make tough decisions to close locations, reduce services or make a new business plan all together. Get the latest advice, updates and best practices for operating in our new normal, as well as communicating effectively to inspire confidence among clients and members.

2020-08-21 08:00:00 • Session 111 • Lecture

No Sweat: Selling Exercise So People Want to Keep Buying It

Michelle Segar, PhD, MPH

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 cdr 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

Exercise—everyone knows it’s good for them. So why is it that people find it so hard to stick with it? If you want to learn the hidden reasons why and an easy new way to help your clients and members transform exercise from a chore into a gift this workshop is for you! Join Dr. Michelle Segar to learn an easy science-based and time-tested method based on bestselling book, No Sweat: How the Simple Science of Motivation Can Bring You a Lifetime of Fitness. Attendees will leave this interactive session with new practical insights that they can immediately apply across contexts including personal training, coaching, fitness apps, and membership on-boarding, among others.

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 08:00:00 • 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.

2020-08-21 08:00:00 • Session 114 • Workshop

The Innovative Fitness Pro: Top Tech Strategies for Business Success

Shannon Fable

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

Long before the COVID craziness, technology’s impact on the fitness profession was a spirited discussion. Now, we’ve been asked to fast-forward our understanding and embrace that, in the “”new world,”” having some type of digital presence is part of the survival toolkit. In this hands-on session we will bypass the usual suspects such as wearables and tracking devices and instead focus on options that exist for stacking technology to capitalize on a world that’s gone digital. We’ll evaluate the tools and resources that are available, whether you want to provide your services on demand, streaming live, face-to-face or something in between, and how to choose which are right for your business.

2020-08-21 09:30:00 • Session 120 • Lecture

Diversity Strengthens Leadership

Francesca Schuler

This session has been approved by the following agencies:

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

If you want to create a fitness community where people feel like they belong and are comfortable working out, but they don’t see anyone in your gym that looks like them, they will either walk away or won’t stay for very long. CEO of the wildly popular health club chain In-Shape shares top strategies for how to build a successful and popular business by understanding your target market and developing a space, message and team that reflects—and embraces—it.

2020-08-21 09:30:00 • Session 121 • Lecture

Whole-Food, Plant-Based Fuel for Fitness

Kelly Jones, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN

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 cdr 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

Navigating all the trendy diets touted in the media is confusing for your clients. They come to you for sound advice, so you feel responsible for staying up to date. Whether you work with elite athletes, weekend warriors or anyone in between, Kelly will address the challenges you face when clients come looking for sports nutrition advice. She will also cover the basics of sports nutrition science with practical solutions to get your clients to increase their intake of whole and plant-based foods for optimal fitness, performance and health.

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 09:30:00 • Session 123 • Lecture

Building a Wildly Successful Online Group Training Studio

Trina Gray

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

Want to create a simple virtual group fitness studio? In this cutting-edge session, learn to combine your skills and talents and with tools from Team Beachbody to create a fun, thriving online community. The state of the industry has changed and savvy instructors will pivot with it. Some studios remain closed, others are open but very limited in attendance and capacities. Therefore, group fitness is also moving from the physical to the virtual space. Get the details on the programs and technology and marketing and branding strategies to build your own wildly popular virtual group fitness studio.

2020-08-21 09:30:00 • Session 124 • Lecture

Free and Low-Budget Marketing Strategies to Attract Prospects, Close Clients and Build Influence Using Social Media

Anna Renderer La Fata, MS and Vito La Fata

This session has been approved by the following agencies:

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

There is a perfect storm of opportunity on social media right now: a larger audience that is excited to buy and consume online; the platforms are easier than ever and we now have a society that accepts virtual training as the new norm. Being able to intentionally, strategically and purposefully utilize social media to build an audience of ideal prospects, land the perfect buyers, and craft a stronger influence is a skill you must own to compete in the new social retail economy. In this session, Vito and Anna La Fata, co-creator of The Visionary Planner and Host of PopSugar Fitness will share three highly converting low-cost or free social media strategies to capitalize on growing your brand.

2020-08-21 11:00:00 • Session 130 •

Mega Circuit

This session has been approved by the following agencies:

2020-08-21 12:00:00 • Session 140 • Keynote

Creating Inclusivity in the Fitness Space

Chrissy King

This session has been approved by the following agencies:

ace 0.10 acsm 1.00 action 0.10 afaa 1.00 afpa 1.00 bcrpa 1.00 chek 1.00 fai 1.00 ifpa 1.00 issa 1.00 nafc 0.10 nafta 1.50 nasm 0.10 nbhwc 1.00 ncep 1.00 ncsf 0.50 nesta 0.10 neta 1.00 nfpt 0.20 niew 0.10 nsca 0.10 nspa 1.00 ptag 1.00

Fitness and wellness go far beyond exercise and nutrition. Mental, emotional, and spiritual health are equally important and have a direct impact on physical health. And we can’t adequately take a holistic approach to wellness without addressing racism, how it affects well being and prevents some people from feeling safe in their bodies. In this powerful session, you will understand why it is imperative that fitness and wellness practitioners engage in conversations about anti-racism, diversity and inclusion, and how to examine their own implicit bias. You will walk away with steps you can take to create a fitness space that is inclusive, accessible and demands justice for ALL bodies.

2020-08-21 13:00:00 • Session 150 • Lecture

Lead and Empower a Loyal Team

Andrew Simpson, Staci Alden, and Rachel Cosgrove

This session has been approved by the following agencies:

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 best leaders in the industry solve problems, grow revenues, mentor other leaders and create a winning culture. This session will give you the straight talk on how to become a servant leader and show empathy and heart while being decisive. Whether you have a part-time or full-time team of five or 500, this session will help you make a simple plan for grooming and retaining top talent. Get tips on pay structure, bonus systems, continuing education opportunities, team building activities, reviews, goal setting and more. Employees want to feel valued, heard, challenged and rewarded for their contributions; learn how to deliver on that promise.

2020-08-21 13:00:00 • Session 151 • Lecture

The Psychology of Weight Loss: Ditch the Diet for Long-Term Success

Eliza Kingsford, MA, LPC, NCC

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 cdr 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

Losing weight and successfully maintaining it over the long term is less about what you put in your stomach and more about what happens in the brain. In this innovative session, you will get a deep understanding of the diet mentality, why it’s harmful and how to help your clients ditch it. You’ll take home proven strategies to get them off the diet rollercoaster and achieve and maintain a healthy weight and relationship with food for good.

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 13:00:00 • 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.

2020-08-21 13:00:00 • Session 154 • Lecture

The Online Business Roadmap: How to Build a Million-Dollar Online Business

Vito La Fata

This session has been approved by the following agencies:

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

Are you ready to start your online and influencer business, but aren’t quite sure how to get started? Join Vito La Fata, a seven-figure online business owner and coach to get the clarity and action steps to start, launch and scale an online business so you can finally get the income, impact and freedom you desire!

2020-08-21 14:30:00 • Session 160 • Workout

AFTERNOON ENERGIZER: RIDE INSPIRED by Keiser

Paco Gonzalez

This session has been approved by the following agencies:

Join Keiser’s international cycling celebrity Paco Gonzalez for a truly inspiring indoor cycling class. Ride Inspired is an energizing workout that combines the best of rhythm, race and rush. Pedal to empowering music, maximize your interval time and optimize your power output through effective cycling profiles and personal connections. Come join the journey and be Ride Inspired with us!

2020-08-21 14:30:00 • Session 161 • Lecture

COFFEE TALK: Nutrition Hacks from the Pros for the Pros

Pamela Nisevich Bede, MS, RD

This session has been approved by the following agencies:

Got burning questions about nutrition? Tune into this expert-led session designed with you in mind. Fitness industry experts’ FAQs will be brought to life in this presentation that will also be peppered with pro tips and myth busters. We’ll decode nutrition science and offer lifehacks so you can make your lifestyle diet—from keto to macro-counting—work. Finally, we’ll look at meal planning amid a pandemic and how to eat mindfully and regain control of your nutrition.

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.

2020-08-21 15:30:00 • Session 170 • Keynote

Becoming a Behavioral Health Spotter

Michael Mantell, PhD

This session has been approved by the following agencies:

aasfp 0.10 ace 0.10 acsm 1.00 action 1.00 afaa 1.00 afpa 1.00 bcrpa 1.00 cdr 1.00 chek 1.00 fai 1.00 ifpa 1.00 issa 1.00 nafc 1.00 nafta 1.50 nasm 0.10 nbhwc 1.00 ncep 1.00 ncsf 0.50 nesta 1.00 neta 1.00 nfpt 0.20 niew 1.00 nsca 0.10 nspa 1.00 ptag 1.00

COVID19 has shaken up the lives of all of us. While this pandemic shake has shifted many people’s lives in better directions, for so many of your clients it has sent them into an emotional tailspin of anxiety, stress, loneliness, fear, worry and depression. In this session, you will develop up-to-date, evidence-backed psychological skills on how to look beyond the outside to identify signs of possible emotional disruption, and how to motivate, encourage and communicate with clients during this turbulent time and beyond.

2020-08-22 08:00:00 • Session 220 • Lecture

Retain Clients Forever

Billy Polson, Sheldon McBee, MS, and Matthew Wright, 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 nsca 0.15 nspa 1.50 ptag 1.50

Do you wish your members would fall in love with your brand and stay loyal to it forever? Don’t leave it to chance. Learn to get strategic about every step of client’s journey, whether they are training with you from home or in person. From their orientation to goal setting to integrating them into the culture of your community, implement a client system that leads to better results and improved communication with them inside and outside the club.

2020-08-22 08:00:00 • Session 221 • Lecture

Using Technology to Improve Client Health and Fitness

Trevor Wittwer, 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 cdr 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

We all know a client’s results are determined in the time between meetings. The worst feeling is meeting with a client and hearing how unsuccessful they were over the last couple weeks. Or, spending the first 10 minutes of a session trying to have the client recall how things went. Technology has now enabled us to be with our clients 24/7. How can we use it to improve outcomes, scale our business but not take over our lives? Walk away from this session with tech tools that can help you run a lean business, deliver higher levels of client success, structure communications and more.

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 08:00:00 • 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.

2020-08-22 08:00:00 • Session 224 • Workshop

Grow Your Business With Authentic Inclusive Marketing and Messaging Strategies

Katrina Pilkington

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 fitness professionals, we hold a huge responsibility to foster an environment of inclusion amongst our students and clients. Join this session to learn ways to become more authentically inclusive with marketing and messaging by embracing what makes us all different. You’ll also get a better understanding of bias and how to work through it so you can expand your community—and your business. Change on the outside only happens with change on the inside; and you can be that change!

2020-08-22 09:30:00 • Session 230 • Lecture

Get Social Savvy to Communicate Better

Sarah Morrison and Nickie Carrigan

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

Social Media can be a great way to meet new clients, grow your brand, increase your business and help more people. It is critical to engage with your community and keep them connected to your business in changing times. Social media can also be a drain on your time—but there are proven ways to get strategic so that it doesn’t become a full-time job. In this session, two top fitness leaders and social media experts will teach you to get savvy on Instagram and Facebook, share tips and examples for your club and studio and explain how to showcase your clients’ success to drive business and dollars.

2020-08-22 09:30:00 • Session 231 • Lecture

The Nutrition and Mental Health Connection

Maggie Moon, MS, RD

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 cdr 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

If you understand that food contains information for the body, the emerging evidence that nutrition has a role in mental health won’t surprise you. While it is well-established that food influences the structure and function of the brain, the connection to mood, stress, and anxiety is a newer area of interest. This session will provide an overview of the most recent science on food and the brain, top foods and nutrients that support mental health, and guidance for health professionals on how to help their clients. “

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 09:30:00 • 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.

2020-08-22 09:30:00 • Session 234 • Lecture

How to Expand and Grow Your Personal Training Client Base

Phil Carr

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

As the world continues to embrace virtual training, it’s important to understand the new rules of client acquisition and retention. Phil Carr, CEO of My PT Hub, will unveil industry secrets that will help expand your customer reach, enhance your customer retention rates and ultimately, grow your business online. He’ll not only show you how to deliver successful marketing strategies—proven to engage new customers—but will also provide best practices to help you upsell to your existing customers through a range of digital offerings.

2020-08-22 12:00:00 • Session 250 • Keynote

Powerful Me! The Strategies, Mindset and Actions of the Most Successful

Peter Twist, MSc

This session has been approved by the following agencies:

ace 0.10 acsm 1.00 action 0.10 afaa 1.00 afpa 1.00 bcrpa 1.00 chek 1.00 fai 1.00 ifpa 1.00 issa 1.00 nafc 0.10 nafta 1.50 nasm 0.10 nbhwc 1.00 ncep 1.00 ncsf 0.50 nesta 0.10 neta 1.00 nfpt 0.20 niew 0.10 nspa 1.00 ptag 1.00

How do the world’s consistently top-performing people approach each day to stay in forward motion? What is the game plan to become a top leader, grow in your career, create opportunity and build a business? In this inspiring and motivating session, Peter will share his tips and takeaways to become more resilient, show up as your best self, and grow to new heights of success. Through his own personal journey, rising up from the devastation of stage 4 cancer, Peter has learned exactly what it takes to navigate difficulty, rise up and discover new levels of success.

2020-08-22 13:00:00 • Session 260 • Lecture

Leading Through Adversity and Dealing With Conflict

Erin Kelly, Chris Stevenson, and Todd Durkin, MA

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

Your journey as a leader will include struggle, sweat and some tough decisions. Things go wrong in business – our doors are ordered to close, we lose members and employees, a top employee leaves without notice, a group of clients all cancel together, a competitor opens up next door or a new program flops. This breakout will give you the tools to help you feel more confident navigating rough waters in normal times and pandemic times.

2020-08-22 13:00:00 • Session 261 • Lecture

BLAME: Client Excuses for Not Exercising and Solutions to Retrain Their Behaviors

Rick Richey, 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 cdr 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

There’s always a reason for not sticking to the exercise goals your clients set for themselves. And some of these reasons aren’t even true! Research tells us that their perception of why they do not stick to exercise may be just as valuable as the truth. Based on original and existing research, this workshop explores the stories clients create to explain exercise noncompliance and how to retrain their BLAME (attributional retraining). We’ll review the research and then break into groups and experience a four-part process shown to increase exercise motivation and adherence.

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 13:00:00 • 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.

2020-08-22 13:00:00 • Session 264 • Workshop

Rock Your Online Courses and Classes

Sadie Nardini

This session has been approved by the following agencies:

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 world shifts, wellness and fitness pros of all kinds are called to move their presence online, yet very few people are doing it as professionally or powerfully as they could. Rise above the rest with Sadie’s immediately useful DIY tips for navigating the online world, creating your best courses and/or classes, and using the Internet to spotlight your purpose, connect with the right community, and gain incredible financial success for your unique offerings. You’ll even get free forever access to her fully-guided course, “Rock Your Online Courses & Classes: Make 6 Figures While You Sleep!”

2020-08-22 14:30:00 • Session 270 • Lecture

Go Home with a Plan, Sponsored by My PT Hub

Trina Gray and Chris Stevenson

This session has been approved by the following agencies:

Take your session notes from paper to action with the help of two IDEA leaders. Get tips on goal setting, time management and communication that will help you implement changes in your business and with your team. We’ll discuss how to adapt in your business and personal life to accommodate life’s unexpected twists and turns. This session will set you up to create a final action plan to capture your best ideas from the Club & Studio Summit and leave the virtual event with clarity.

2020-08-22 14:30:00 • Session 271 • Lecture

COFFEE TALK: Taking Your Clients Program to a More Personalized Level: The Emerging Science of Nutrigenomics

Kristen Kirkpatrick, MS, RDN

This session has been approved by the following agencies:

Your clients have heard the same old advice for years — get more protein, load up on healthy whole foods, avoid excess carbs. Isn’t it time to give them a more personalized approach that reaches them on a genetic, not generic, level? Kristin Kirkpatrick is a Dietitian and National expert on the science of nutrigenomics. In her session, she will break down the 45 genes that have an impact on your client’s health and wellness and will reveal which genes are the most important for building muscle, and losing fat.

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.

2020-08-22 14:30:00 • 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.

2020-08-22 15:30:00 • Session 280 • Keynote

Get Your Mind Right...Now!

Todd Durkin, MA

This session has been approved by the following agencies:

ace 0.10 acsm 1.00 action 0.10 afaa 1.00 afpa 1.00 bcrpa 1.00 chek 1.00 fai 1.00 ifpa 1.00 issa 1.00 nafc 0.10 nafta 1.50 nasm 0.10 nbhwc 1.00 ncep 1.00 ncsf 0.50 nesta 0.10 neta 1.00 nfpt 0.20 niew 0.10 nspa 1.00 ptag 1.00

If there is ever a time to ‘get your mind right,’ it is amid one of the most challenging and toughest times in history. In what may be his most important keynote to date, Todd will provide five specific ways to help you reawaken your dream, lead better, enhance your own energy and ultimately give you the hope and inspiration necessary to be the light that the world so desperately needs right now.

2020-08-22 16:30:00 • Session 290 • Experience

Closing Ceremonies

This session has been approved by the following agencies:

[i]
[i]