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Education Sessions

Take advantage of more than 100 workshops and lectures created to help you solve the problems you face and build a career that thrives. From program design and social media marketing to new group fitness trends and virtual business solutions, there is plenty of in-depth and insightful content to be delivered by the most innovative presenters in the business. And with free on-demand access, you’ll have an entire year to explore and absorb this treasure trove of knowledge.

Day 1: Friday, February 25

02/25/2022 7:00am • Session 200 • Workout

Work-Rest Balance Morning HIIT Workout

Presented by Shana Verstegen

Just as some fit pros struggle to find a good work-life balance, many of us also battle to create the ideal amount of rest for our clients during HIIT workouts. In this 45-minute energizing workout, we will explore sneaky ways to promote rest breaks to optimize work output for our clients. You’ll leave this sweat session with a great warm-up, EMOM, AMRAP and Tabata strategy that will be fun for you and the people you train.

Training Techniques

• Session 210 • Workshop

Power Training: The Ultimate Training Tool

Presented by Krista Popowych

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

Athletes need power to hit a home run, score the winning three-pointer on the buzzer or sprint to the finish line. Our clients need power to climb stairs, lift a bag of groceries or even get out of a chair. We all need to be more powerful. In this session, learn what power is, its benefits, and how to train to improve power regardless of your client’s age, activity choice or fitness level. Power is the elixir of life, and we have just the right recipe. Are you ready to be more powerful?

Training Techniques

• Session 211 • Workshop

Build a Better Backside

Presented by Helen Vanderburg

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

Being quad-dominant, bipedal animals, we perpetually move forward in life. But be it walking, cycling, running or sitting in front of a computer, modern life has increasingly disconnected us from our backside—which is so much more than our behind. Connect with your posterior and train this entire kinetic chain to encourage better and more functional connections for improved posture, movement patterns and performance.

Training Groups

• Session 212 • Workshop

Gentle, But Powerful Program Design

Presented by Sherri McMillan, MSc

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

With the popularity of HIIT, Tabata and other intense workout formats, the general population is getting the message that you have to go hard all the time to see results. However, this mentality can lead to chronic injuries. This session will review techniques for helping clients achieve life-changing results without beating them up and breaking them down. Working smarter and not always harder can provide a workout that is gentler on the body and effective and powerful!

Training Groups

• Session 213 • Workshop

TRX® Functional Training Circuit

Presented by Fraser QuelchShana Verstegen

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

This innovative session begins with an advanced functional training workout wrapped in an engaging experience that will have you challenged, entertained and yearning for more! Then, peek behind the curtain to explore the programming design, coaching tactics and insider secrets required to create an optimal training experience in a high-energy, multimodality setting! Get ready to experience the ultimate functional training experience!

Training Science

• Session 214 • Workshop

Performing at Your A-Game: Enhanced Performance Through Self-Care

Presented by Paul CauldwellChris Nentarz, PT

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

You can only give your all to your clients when you’re functioning at your best. In this session, we’ll explore specific and realistic ways to elevate your game. It all begins with self-care, taking the necessary steps to be present, engaged and still able to give your clients what they need. We’ll dive into the research and provide actionable takeaways that you can incorporate into your own self-care routine.

Training Techniques

• Session 215 • Workshop

Assessment to Programming: A Complete Strategy for Success

Presented by Hayley Hollander

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

Movement assessment (observation) is a critical part of the foundation for developing effective and efficient movement in our clients. In this workshop, we’ll present various strategies and techniques for integrating assessment results into authentic and intelligent programming. Finally, you’ll explore real case studies that illustrate how to handle challenging experiences with those you coach.

Training Science

02/25/2022 8:15am • Session 216 • Lecture

Training from the Ground Up: Improving Lower-Body Kinetic Chain Function for Knee and Hip Pain 

Presented by Sam Berry, MS

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

What percentage of your clients have aches, pains or diagnosed injuries? This session will dig into the anatomy and biomechanics of the lower-body kinetic chain and offer insight as to how to apply and progress lower-extremity exercises to decrease hip and knee pain and effectively meet the needs and goals of clients of all fitness levels, from beginners to athletes. 

Nutrition & Behavior Change

02/25/2022 8:15am • Session 217 • Lecture

Guide Beyond Expectations: Deliver Exceptional Coaching That Keeps Clients for Life

Presented by Sheldon McBee, MS

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

As personal trainers, we love having clients for life. The reality is that many clients stop training due to lack of motivation. In this session we’ll go a step further than traditional cuing and coaching models and dive into the best practices that turn you into a guide. We’ll explore the science of motivation and unravel how this applies to a personal trainer who works with clients in a live private or semi-private setting. You’ll walk away with incredible tools that change the way you engage for happier, more loyal clients.

Training Science

02/25/2022 8:15am • Session 218 • Lecture

Understanding Heart Rate Response: Cardiovascular Dynamics for All Levels

Presented by Jesse Thomas, MS

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

The cardiovascular system is complex in how it responds to acute and chronic exercise, and while valuable, using a heart rate monitor to support client training plans can be a daunting task. This lecture will cover cardiovascular adaptations associated with current training trends, differences in individual heart rate response based on multiple and potentially combined variables, and how to maximize sport-specific athletic performance training regimens. Learn how to make the most appropriate exercise modifications in real time and better prepare yourself to adapt your progressive training regimen over time.

Business & Professional Development, Niche Populations

02/25/2022 8:15am • Session 219 • Lecture

The Business of Boomer Fitness

Presented by Cody Sipe, PhD

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

Older adults are the largest and fastest-growing age group on the planet. In addition, they are the wealthiest and most educated senior population in history. They need high-quality fitness services, yet few fitness businesses and professionals really understand how to attract, train and retain this population. In this session, you’ll learn proven marketing, sales and training strategies to help you grow your business with older clients.

Business & Professional Development

02/25/2022 8:15am • Session 220 • Lecture

Sales and Marketing Crash Course for Personal Trainers

Presented by Dina Blair

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

The strength of your business relies on your ability to effectively market your offerings and close sales. In this session, you’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of the difference between marketing and sales; the sales cycle; and marketing, prospecting, setting the appointment and closing. You’ll leave with a clear understanding of marketing and sales, including how to create an effective marketing plan targeted toward your demographic and complete the sales cycle from start to finish.

Training Science

02/25/2022 10:25am • Session 230 • Workshop

Inside-Out: Practical Applications of the latest Muscle Physiology Research

Presented by Kara K. Lazauskas, MSLeigh Wierichs, MS, MFA

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

Let’s take a dive under the surface to get an in-depth understanding of muscles, starting at the molecular level. We’ll cover the latest research in muscle physiology and best practices for optimally training different muscle fibers. You’ll then put theory into practice to experience these different forms of training for yourself. Leave this session with the ability to design more efficient, targeted and effective programs to meet each of your clients’ goals.

Niche Populations

02/25/2022 10:25am • Session 231 • Workshop

Powerful Aging: Stop Loading, Start Exploding

Presented by Cody Sipe, PhD

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

Strength training has long been considered the go-to exercise for improving function in older adults, but evidence suggests that power training may provide additional advantages over strength training. This session will explore the evidence related to the functional benefits of strength and power training and will teach a number of exercises and techniques appropriate for older adults, including those with chronic health concerns. We’ll also explore programming variables such as sets, reps, speed and load.

Training Techniques

02/25/2022 10:25am • Session 232 • Workshop

Metabolic Madness: Timed Drills for Group Training

Presented by Melissa Weigelt, MS

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

If your participants enjoy hard-work training, this workshop is for you! Learn about creative high-intensity drills that you can plug into your group training sessions to keep your clients engaged and motivated. Focused on conditioning, cardio, core, and everything in between, you’ll empower your participants to overcome plateaus and reach their fitness goals with techniques that are simple, challenging and effective!

Training Techniques

02/25/2022 10:25am • Session 233 • Workshop

TRX® Beyond the Basics: The Evolution of Suspension Training®

Presented by Shana Verstegen

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

Redefine what you know about TRX® Suspension Training! This session provides a deep dive into the performance and coaching nuances of a series of highly effective TRX movements and combinations. Apply these impactful TRX sequences and coaching methods immediately and watch your suspension training evolve to the next level.

Niche Populations

02/25/2022 10:25am • Session 234 • Workshop

Movement for Moms

Presented by Jessica Maurer

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

Dive into common form issues we see within one of our largest populations of clients: mothers. You’ll learn about these issues and the movement patterns you should be introducing to help moms become better movers in life. Learn easy cues, workout structures and more in this interactive workshop.

Training Groups

02/25/2022 10:25am • Session 235 • Workshop

Bodyweight Blast Training

Presented by Helen Vanderburg

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

Bodyweight training has gained incredible popularity in the virtual, at-home and studio spaces. These workouts can be done anywhere and don’t require an investment in equipment and space. Creating an effective and results-driven bodyweight workout takes unique exercise design, applied principles of training and creativity. In this workshop, we’ll explore a wide variety of techniques including tri-sets, ladders, threshold training, pyramids, AMRAP, EMOM and much more!

Training Science

02/25/2022 10:25am • Session 236 • Lecture

Recent Advances in Fascia Research

Presented by Sue Hitzmann, MS

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

Join founding member of the Fascia Research Society, Sue Hitzmann, MS, for an in-depth look at this dynamic collagen matrix and how the research applies to functional/loading/explosive exercises and sports-specific training, as well as how fascia is involved in immune responses, hormonal balance, aging, pain and your overall wellbeing.

Business & Professional Development

02/25/2022 10:25am • Session 237 • Lecture

Find Your Own Way: Forging Your Unique Path in Fitness

Presented by Shannon Fable

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

While no two successful fit pros follow the same path, there are common steps they take to live a life full of passion, purpose and profits. Fable’s four-step system for success will help you uncover the key ingredients to becoming a top-notch fitness professional. Whether you work for yourself or someone else, this session will help you prep your own personal recipe for professional success.

Niche Populations

02/25/2022 10:25am • Session 238 • Lecture

Challenging Autism with Exercise

Presented by David Geslak

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

For those with autism, exercise goes beyond the health-related benefits. The expanding research reveals that exercise can increase attention span, reduce stress, enhance language development and reduce stereotypical behaviors. And this community needs your guidance! Geslak, who has trained professionals around the world, will teach visual strategies, exercises and structured routines so you can have a profound and positive impact on this growing community.

Niche Populations

02/25/2022 10:25am • Session 239 • Lecture

Developing Perfect Bone-Building Exercises

Presented by Jan Schroeder, PhD

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

This session will help you to create a bone-building exercise program for your clients with osteopenia or osteoporosis using the components of strain magnitude, strain rate, strain distribution and strain cycles. You’ll learn to analyze exercises for bone-building qualities as well as identify exercises that are contraindicated for clients with osteopenia and/or osteoporosis.

Business & Professional Development

02/25/2022 10:25am • Session 240 • Lecture

From the Warmup to the Cooldown: Fostering an Inclusive Fitness Environment

Presented by Katrina Pilkington

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

Help students feel welcome within your fitness experience from the moment they join your class or session! Authentic belonging entails respecting others for who they are and what differences they bring to the table. This session breaks down what clients encounter in their respective stages of the fitness experience while dissecting how to make a shift towards more inclusive habits and practices in each of those stages.

Training Techniques

02/25/2022 1:45pm • Session 260 • Workshop

Hot and Heavy: Properly Prep the Body for Big Lifts

Presented by Venus Davis

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

Picking up the big weights has become increasingly popular among clients and in gyms, but improper heavy lifting is a leading contributor to gym-related injuries. This session will highlight the ideal stretches and movements to activate the muscles for hitting those sought-after PRs. You’ll learn the importance of muscle isolation and full range of motion during the gym rat’s staple moves: bench press, squat and deadlift.

Training Techniques

02/25/2022 1:45pm • Session 261 • Workshop

Leg Work! Dynamic Lower-Body Anatomy

Presented by Joy Puleo, MA

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

Explore the action of the hips, knees, ankles and feet in this dynamic examination of lower-body anatomy. Through movement, three-dimensional models and a bit of fun, you’ll learn to see, feel and experience the actions of the lower body in a whole new way.

Niche Populations

02/25/2022 1:45pm • Session 263 • Workshop

Training the Female Athlete

Presented by Shana Verstegen

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

This important session addresses critical considerations for optimizing the training of female athletes at three different stages. You’ll learn key insights and strategies for female performance for clients in all stages of life.

Training Science

02/25/2022 1:45pm • Session 264 • Workshop

It’s All in the Hips: The Biomechanics of Static Stretching

Presented by Jesse Thomas, MS

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

Stretching is important for everyone. In this dynamic workshop, you’ll get a deep understanding of how to maximize your stretching routines. We’ll cover how stretching impacts the body on a cellular and microscopic level and how that applies to the physics of human movement, mobility and structural integrity of the musculoskeletal system. Then, you’ll experience and learn how to apply effective biomechanical adjustments to enhance stretching benefit. This workshop will also include multiple 5-minute static stretching routines primarily focused on hip flexibility.

Training Groups

02/25/2022 1:45pm • Session 265 • Workshop

Partner Play

Presented by Melissa Weigelt, MS

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

Partners can work together to motivate and coach each other to reach their fitness goals. This workshop will review fun and unique partner exercises that focus on strength, agility and cardio training. Get the most out of your students by encouraging teamwork, camaraderie and community!

Business & Professional Development

02/25/2022 1:45pm • Session 266 • Lecture

The Business of Personal Training: Generating $1 Million in Personal Training Revenues

Presented by Sherri McMillan, MSc

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

Building a seven-figure personal training business requires extensive and effective systems for marketing, sales, community relations, customer service, client retention, team recruitment, training and retention and more. You’ll receive a big-picture analysis, explore the key pieces of the business of personal training success puzzle and learn how to implement these ideas into your growth plan. This is a must-attend session for any personal training entrepreneur or personal training director who wants to get ahead and stay there.

Nutrition & Behavior Change

02/25/2022 1:45pm • Session 267 • Lecture

Dial Into Emotional Intelligence With Clients

Presented by Katrina Pilkington

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

Get in tune with your students and clients to experience life through their lens and become a more effective trainer and coach! Have you taken the time to see if you are truly an emotionally intelligent leader in the fitness and wellness space? Join this session to review the stages of emotional intelligence and correlate those with effective leadership in the fitness industry. Increase your self-awareness, fine-tune methods for self-regulation, drive motivation for others using empathy and relationship-build with optimal social skills to positively impact your clients’ health outcomes.

Training Groups

02/25/2022 1:45pm • Session 268 • Lecture

A Fresh Look: Integrating new Clients into Small-Group Training

Presented by Sheldon McBee, MS

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

The critical stages of setting up a new client for success in your small-group training sessions happen in the first 90 days. Creating legendary first impressions, gaining powerful relationship-building tools, lowering learning curves and rewarding check-ins are a few of a series of steps that will rapidly improve client integration and satisfaction. This in turn will dial up retention and fill your training schedule. In this session, you’ll learn three powerful actions you can take to “catch better than you chase” and significantly improve the new client experience in small-group training.

Business & Professional Development

02/25/2022 1:45pm • Session 269 • Lecture

Built to Last: Diversify Your Offerings for Enduring Career Success

Presented by Shannon Fable

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

Did COVID-19 catch you unprepared? Many of us learned a hard lesson last year about putting all our eggs in one basket. Despite warnings and ideas presented in the past, we’ve been taught to trade time for money, go to work for an established organization, and rely on tried-and-true methods for getting people moving, which ended up leaving many in need of a quick pivot last year. In this session, we’ll discuss the needs and opportunities for diversification in the fitness industry and create a plan for implementing a business plan built to last.

Business & Professional Development

02/25/2022 1:45pm • Session 270 • Lecture

Creating a Social Media Marketing Plan

Presented by Alana Sanders, PhD

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

Using social media and hitting a brick wall? Need help with finding out which network benefits your business and your clientele? Do you struggle to differentiate yourself from your competitors? This session will help you develop your unique social media marketing plan. Be ready to work and discover tools that keep you relevant on social media.

Training Science

02/25/2022 5:00pm • Session 300 • Workshop

A Balanced Approach to Training for Balance

Presented by Tina Jaehnert, MFALeigh Wierichs, MS, MFA

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 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 nasm 0.10 nbhwc 1.00 nccpt 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

Almost half of Americans will have balance problems at some point in their lives. How do we address balance training within program design? What are the best ways to incorporate balance training into your sessions? You’ll get the answers to these questions and learn how to balance your programming with different training modalities.

Training Groups

02/25/2022 5:00pm • Session 301 • Workshop

Sports Speed: The Basics for Successful Sports Sessions

Presented by Michael Piercy, MS

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 nasm 0.10 nbhwc 1.00 nccpt 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

Why is speed considered the ultimate game changer in the world of sports? In this session, discover the hidden arts of acceleration and quickness and why they are a critical component of any athletic program. You’ll discover the concept of “relative training” and how foundational training principles for recreational and professional athletes are the same. Piercy will then take you through a world-class agility and quickness session so you can experience how to blend these skills into a seamless session that will leave clients breathless.

Training Techniques

02/25/2022 5:00pm • Session 302 • Workshop

LIT 101: Low-Impact Training

Presented by Dane Robinson

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 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 nasm 0.10 nbhwc 1.00 nccpt 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

Working around the struggle to bring intensity for clients with injuries, compensations or still at the start of their fitness journey? This workshop will cover the proven strategies of low-impact training to safely bring appropriate intensity and results to your clients’ workouts with joint-friendly strength, cardio and HIIT methods.

Training Techniques

02/25/2022 5:00pm • Session 303 • Workshop

10 Steps to Creating the Ultimate Virtual Experience

Presented by Fraser Quelch

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.10 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

This unique session focuses on the key steps to creating an incredible virtual training experience that keeps your participants coming back for more and builds a community of fierce promotors! Take home the skills to deepen your engagement and expand your impact in a virtual environment for unparalleled and sell-out virtual training sessions. Your business will grow to levels you could have only imagined.

Training Techniques

02/25/2022 5:00pm • Session 304 • Workshop

Fluid Core Training

Presented by Alex McLean, MS

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 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 nasm 0.10 nbhwc 1.00 nccpt 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

In this flowing, core-centered movement workshop, you’ll explore how to transfer the hours of training planks, curls, rotation and lifts into powerful and graceful movement. Experience the synergy of movement and music to build strength, endurance and power in a new, integrated way.

Training Techniques

02/25/2022 5:00pm • Session 305 • Workshop

Back to Basics: Understanding Planes of Motion, Kinetic Chain Checkpoints and Joint Actions

Presented by Shalaine McLaughlin

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 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 nasm 0.10 nbhwc 1.00 nccpt 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

Why is it crucial to understand the three planes of motion, the five kinetic chain checkpoints and common joint actions? How do these concepts intersect and keep our participants safe? In this hands-on session, you’ll explore these fundamental ideas and highlight the importance of developing programs with these principles in mind.

Niche Populations

02/25/2022 5:00pm • Session 306 • Lecture

Coaching Strategies and Considerations for the Active Ager

Presented by Krista Popowych

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 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 nasm 0.10 nbhwc 1.00 nccpt 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

Active ager? Senior fit? Fit and 50? No one wants or needs a label. Learn how to change the trainer/client mindset and the subsequent dialogue around age and fitness. In this session, you’ll explore what needs to get done today and tomorrow for increased longevity and quality of life. Develop the skills to move better, move more often and move with power—no matter what stage of life you’re in.

Nutrition & Behavior Change

02/25/2022 5:00pm • Session 307 • Lecture

The Best Tech Tools for Dropping Pounds

Presented by Michelle Alencar, PhD

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 nasm 0.10 nbhwc 1.00 nccpt 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

Clients are more tech savvy than ever. There are plenty of tech tools and additional virtual services out there that can really tip the weight loss and management scale, so now is the perfect time to take advantage of their savvy. Join your fellow tech-focused peers as we highlight innovative tech favorites—measuring everything from macros to fasting to hydration and more—that can help clients make a big digital impact on their weight loss journey.

Business & Professional Development

02/25/2022 5:00pm • Session 308 • Lecture

Delegation and Automation for Marketing and Media

Presented by Jessica Maurer

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 nasm 0.10 nbhwc 1.00 nccpt 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

Automation can help you create a thriving online business of residual income. Find out what you should create and automate immediately and discover the best programs to use to help streamline your efforts. By automating these tasks, you gain time to focus on your vision, clients and goals.

Business & Professional Development

02/25/2022 5:00pm • Session 309 • Lecture

Using TikTok and Reels to Grow Your Business

Presented by Riley KinworthyLeah Rich

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 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 nasm 0.10 nbhwc 1.00 nccpt 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

With 1 billion active users on TikTok and the extreme popularity of Reels on Instagram, it’s time to get hip to new ways to grow your audience. This session reviews the TikTok and Instagram platforms and shows you how to create compelling content to tell your story, publish videos and see a high return on your emotional investment. Walk away with the confidence needed to use TikTok and Reels to engage with your customers, as well as a content strategy framework to build on and make the most of these new tools.

Business & Professional Development

02/25/2022 5:00pm • Session 310 • Lecture

Building Stronger Client Connections for Long-Term Loyalty

Presented by Dina Blair

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 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 nasm 0.10 nbhwc 1.00 nccpt 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

Learn how to best connect with your clients and members based on their dominant personality types and learning styles. During this interactive course, we’ll explore various personality types, the three main learning styles and how these factors play a part in decision making, relationship building and client adherence. You’ll gain a clear understanding of how to connect and engage with various personality types and learners to increase client conversion and retention.

Day2: Saturday, February 26

02/26/2022 7:00am • Session 350 • Workout

Unleash: Bodyweight Boot Camp

Presented by Alex McLean, MS

Develop the power of a wrestler, the speed of a sprinter, the balance of a dancer and the flexibility of a yogi. Train like an athlete using your own bodyweight in this well-rounded workout! You’ll find new ways to manipulate the mechanics of your body to become stronger and more athletic. Get ready to unleash!

Training Techniques

02/26/2022 8:15am • Session 360 • Workshop

Redefining Functional and Performance Training

Presented by Kara K. Lazauskas, MSLeigh Wierichs, MS, MFA

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

Dig into the latest research on muscle physiology and performance training and apply those learnings to create more impactful training programs. This session is designed to challenge your ideas on functional and performance enhancement training. You’ll leave this session with information and skills that you can immediately apply to your programming.

Training Science

02/26/2022 8:15am • Session 361 • Workshop

Balanced Body® Moving Fascia

Presented by Joy Puleo, MA

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

Fascia science has evolved rapidly over the last several years. Review the latest insights into how fascia influences movement and learn exercises and strategies for bringing fascia to life for your clients. In this workshop, we’ll focus on understanding the structure and function of fascia as it relates to gliding, elastic recoil and movement continuity. Understand what training fascia might mean and how it can be used to optimize physical potential.

Training Techniques

02/26/2022 8:15am • Session 363 • Workshop

TRX® Training Optimized

Presented by Fraser Quelch

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

This exciting session highlights the most impactful TRX®-based exercises for performance and illustrates how to best integrate other functional training tools to complement and enhance your training programs.

Training Science

02/26/2022 8:15am • Session 364 • Workshop

Experience Percussive Therapy: Programming Strategies

Presented by Chris Nentarz, PTPaul Cauldwell

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

In this practical application session, you’ll gain the knowledge, skills and abilities to incorporate percussive therapy into client scenarios. We connect the dots—from the science to the specific need to the proper approach. You’ll walk away with effective techniques that you can integrate into your programming for optimal client performance.

Training Groups

02/26/2022 8:15am • Session 365 • Workshop

Ramp It Up With Resistance Band Training

Presented by Krista Popowych

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

Resistance band training gets ramped up in this fun and idea-filled session. Resistance bands and tubing are inexpensive, portable and, most importantly, effective for improving muscular endurance. With the countless benefits and numerous ways to use a resistance band, this session is packed full of great ideas and programming plans for the training studio, outdoors, bootcamp classes, small-group training sessions and more. From interval training to full-body combinations, walk away with a new appreciation for resistance band workouts.

Training Science

02/26/2022 8:15am • Session 366 • Lecture

Weight Loss vs. Fat Loss: Clinical Applications and Effect on Athletic Performance

Presented by Greg Johnson, MS

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

Understanding the difference in weight loss and fat loss programming—and knowing what your clients need—is important in delivering high-level training experiences. First, you’ll learn the benefits and potential negative effects of each. Then, this session will provide insight into how to assess client needs, goals and abilities and develop appropriate and effective programs for both short- and long-term benefits. 

Niche Populations

02/26/2022 8:15am • Session 367 • Lecture

Top Contraindicated Exercises for Seniors

Presented by Shalaine McLaughlin

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

Seniors are a specialized population that can respond significantly to personal training. But this population also presents with unique challenges to train safely. This session will cover the most common contraindicated exercises and how to set your older clients up for movement success.

Training Science

02/26/2022 8:15am • Session 368 • Lecture

Time Under Tension and Metabolic Stress: How Slow Should You Go?

Presented by Zachary Mang, PhD

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

Time under tension is an important consideration for any resistance training program. This dynamic session will go deep on time under tension, repetition tempo and metabolic stress and explore how they relate to traditional resistance training adaptations (e.g., endurance, hypertrophy and strength). In the second half of the presentation, you’ll learn several evidence-based practical applications on how to use different repetition tempos to stimulate increases in muscular endurance, hypertrophy and strength, as well as to improve energy expenditure and cardiovascular adaptations.

Business & Professional Development

02/26/2022 8:15am • Session 369 • Lecture

Becoming a Standout Trainer: Top Attention-Grabbing Strategies

Presented by Kia Williams, MS

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

You might be the smartest personal trainer in the business, but if you don’t find ways to stand out from the crowd, you’ll go unnoticed by the people that need you most. In this session, you’ll learn how to identify your unique selling point and personality traits that draw people to you and boost your presence both in-person and online with credibility, style and individuality. This lecture-based workshop will review best media practices that will boost your online presence, services, writing abilities and reputation in the personal training field.

Training Techniques

02/26/2022 10:25am • Session 380 • Workshop

The Rebirth of Isometrics and Tempo

Presented by Joe Drake, MS

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

Improved stability, strength and performance is sometimes best achieved by slowing things down and learning to better control the moving parts. Isometrics and tempo work are two of the most underutilized training methods in the gym, so understanding the role of different contraction types can be a game changer. This hands-on workshop offers a first-person experience with some innovative ways to level up your training with isometrics and tempo work for clients of all types.

Training Science

02/26/2022 10:25am • Session 381 • Workshop

Motion is Lotion: Enhancing Movement Quality

Presented by Hayley Hollander

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

Movement quality precedes all else. The primary goal is to restore effective and efficient movement to prepare the body for the demands of training, practicing and competing. In this session, you’ll learn the authentic systems and principles that drive global human function. Then, discover how to implement various techniques to enhance movement quality for global human function.

Training Groups

02/26/2022 10:25am • Session 382 • Workshop

Effective Small-Group Training Protocols

Presented by Nico Gonzalez

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

Become the master of workout planning, room setup, equipment utilization and transitions in this easy-to-implement small-group training workshop. Learn how to create new experiences every time you teach by making small changes in your plan. Finally, head home with the secret sauce for creating balanced and effective training sessions with an easy-to-follow formula.

Training Techniques

02/26/2022 10:25am • Session 383 • Workshop

Next Level Elastic Resistance

Presented by Fraser Quelch

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 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 nasm 0.10 nbhwc 1.00 nccpt 1.00 ncep 1.00 ncsf 0.50 nesta 0.10 neta 1.00 nfpt 0.20 niew 0.20 nspa 1.00 ptag 1.00

Experience elastic resistance techniques like you’ve never imagined! Learn to capitalize on the unique capabilities of strength bands to provide variable resistance and full-body activation at high-movement speeds at any angle for every element of your workout.

Training Science

02/26/2022 10:25am • Session 384 • Workshop

The Neuromyofascial Channel: Beyond the Core

Presented by Sue Hitzmann, MS

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

Beyond the muscles we consider our core, there is an inherent, dual, neuromyofascial core system that functions to stabilize, support and protect our spine and organs so we move with efficiency and specificity. This lecture breaks down the system into simplified models to explain how to approach neck and lower-back pain and improve performance while decreasing stress and poor movement patterns. Whether or not SI joint pain, pelvic issues or scoliotic patterns are present, deepening your understanding of pelvic dysfunction and core integration will help you to serve a wider demographic.

Niche Populations

02/26/2022 10:25am • Session 385 • Workshop

Prenatal Truths and Myths

Presented by Jessica Maurer

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

There is a lot of misinformation floating around about what our pregnant clients can and cannot do. In this workshop, you’ll dive into the latest recommendations and research surrounding prenatal moms, discussing and moving through cardio, strength, core and restorative movements that you can incorporate into programs for soon-to-be moms.

Training Science

02/26/2022 10:25am • Session 386 • Lecture

Metabolism Myths & Facts

Presented by Jan Schroeder, PhD

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

There is so much posted on social media about ways to boost metabolism that it can be hard to separate fact from fiction. In this session, we’ll discuss the myths surrounding metabolism and provide scientifically supported facts that allow you to educate your client on safe and effective weight loss practices.

Nutrition & Behavior Change

02/26/2022 10:25am • Session 387 • Lecture

The Truth About Meal Frequency: Is Eating More (or Less) Often Better ?

Presented by Michelle Alencar, PhD

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

Which is better, eating five-plus meals per day, three meals or fasting until dinner time? Meal frequency manipulation from fasting to feasting comes with a lot of options. Depending on client conditions, goals and lifestyle needs, the evidence shows what’s best for optimal results in the long run. This session will uncover the scientific truth about meal frequency and what that means for clients. Attendees will leave with the top three effective ways to discuss results-producing meal frequency strategies with clients.

Business & Professional Development

02/26/2022 10:25am • Session 388 • Lecture

Refining the Personal Approach in Personal Training Services

Presented by Kia Williams, MS

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

Learn how the best in the business have refined their personal approach in the personal training industry by examining behavioral, political, economic, social and technological changes that impact the international personal training business. Implement strategies to responsibly analyze, re-evaluate, redirect and rebirth personal experiences for your clients, in-person and across multi-media. This lecture-based workshop will review case studies, research and discoveries and present solutions to secure a thriving personal training business.

Business & Professional Development

02/26/2022 10:25am • Session 389 • Lecture

Creating Community in a Hybrid World

Presented by Riley KinworthyLeah Rich

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

A fit pro’s ability to create community has always been our superpower; we used it to bring people to our classes, keep them there and get results. However, in the new “hybrid-first” environment, what used to come naturally may now feel like a mystery. Whether clients are taking classes online, in-person—or a combination of both—it’s important to learn how to leverage technology to build your community. This session will provide a solid strategy to facilitate connection no matter where or when you see your participants.

Training Science

02/26/2022 10:25am • Session 390 • Lecture

The Neuroscience of Change: How the Brain Prevents You From Outperforming Your Identity

Presented by Eliza Kingsford, MA

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

Despite their best efforts—and our influence—clients’ attempts to adopt new behaviors that support their goals often fall short. Is it a lack of willpower, or perhaps they don’t “want it enough?” The reality is that it all starts in the brain. In this innovative seminar, you’ll discover the ways the brain is designed to keep you exactly the same, even when you want to change. You’ll learn to identify if your belief systems are getting in your way and how to begin the process of shifting those beliefs to work in your favor.

Training Techniques, Niche Populations

02/26/2022 1:45pm • Session 410 • Workshop

5 Lifts for the Aesthetics-Focused Client

Presented by Venus Davis

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

While better physical health and wellness should be our motivation, let’s face it: Many engage in the fitness lifestyle to look good. Through back-to-back movements with minimal rest, this session will demonstrate how often-overlooked exercises can lead to peak pumps and muscle lumps. Get ready to make ugly faces while building pretty muscles with these aesthetic hacks.

Training Science

02/26/2022 1:45pm • Session 411 • Workshop

Balanced Body® Injury Prevention: Creating Resiliency through Movement

Presented by Brian Richey

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

What do we want from our body? To be strong, fit and—most importantly—injury-free. If you’re injured, you can’t train to your maximum ability. That’s why we need to help our clients develop resilient bodies with the ability to spring back after being stressed. We’ll delve into creating a more resilient body through proper movement, exercise and recovery techniques that will ensure your clients bounce back session after session.

Training Techniques

02/26/2022 1:45pm • Session 412 • Workshop

Training Out of the Box

Presented by Helen Vanderburg

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

The pandemic forever changed the fitness landscape, and more than ever before our clients and potential new participants have invested in home equipment to maintain their fitness routine. However, equipment without programming and accountability collects dust! In this workshop, we’ll discuss how to bring your expertise to the at-home fitness participant and how to create fun, creative and effective workouts using bikes, treadmills, rowers, weights, resistance bands and more

Training Groups

02/26/2022 1:45pm • Session 413 • Workshop

Fit by Numbers: Simple Outlines for Small Group Training

Presented by Andrew Gavigan

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

This hands-on session lets you experience four unique short workouts that you can easily plug into small-group training plans to help all participants meet their short- and long-term goals. Using fun but simple outlines—all based on unique rep or time patterns—you can keep your clients engaged and excited for the long term. This session also discusses basic human behavioral concepts and how to implement them for maximal exercise adherence.

Training Science

02/26/2022 1:45pm • Session 414 • Workshop

Breath: The Secret to Posture and Performance

Presented by Evan Osar, DC

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

Clients often present with chronic tightness, discomfort and the inability to perform at the level they want. Suboptimal breathing—and strengthening programs that ignore breath—may be to blame. During this session, you’ll discover how breath directly impacts posture, ROM and stability. Additionally, we’ll explore real-world strategies for seamlessly integrating breathing techniques into your client’s warmups, strength sessions and cooldowns.

Training Science

02/26/2022 1:45pm • Session 415 • Workshop

Applying Corrective Strategies to Prevent Injury and Reduce Pain

Presented by Lee Burton, PhD

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

Physical inactivity is a leading contributor to many health-related problems. Too often, the solution is to become more active, but many people don’t know where to start or what to do, and they simply start exercising. The data suggests, however, that many times this sudden increase in exercise leads to injury and pain, resulting in a return to a physically inactive lifestyle. This session will explore how to break this cycle and identify the best strategy for long-term exercise adherence with reduced risk of injury and pain.

Training Science

02/26/2022 1:45pm • Session 416 • Lecture

10 Advanced Training Techniques and Methods to Increase Muscle Size

Presented by Zachary Mang, PhD

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

How many sets is ideal to build muscle? Is it necessary to train to failure? What is the best repetition tempo? In this two-part class, you’ll learn the answers to these questions, as well as how to apply cutting-edge hypertrophy research to maximize muscle mass gains for your clients. For those looking to spice up their resistance training routines, the class concludes by highlighting the science and application of 10 advanced techniques including drop-set, cluster-set and pre-exhaustion training

Training Science

02/26/2022 1:45pm • Session 417 • Lecture

Advanced Strategies for Exercise Recovery

Presented by John BauerJennifer Scott

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

When it comes to making gains in optimal performance, rest is just as important as exercise. Join us as we discuss the importance of and current science related to recovery from exercise and the demands of everyday life. Topics will include the science behind recovery tools and methods such as sleep, massage, nutrition, supplementation, and other new and advanced recovery strategies. You’ll get your clients up to speed on the proven strategies they can implement to enhance recovery and fast-track performance goals.

Business & Professional Development

02/26/2022 1:45pm • Session 418 • Lecture

First Sessions That Convert

Presented by Joe Drake, MS

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

Most entry-level fitness education fails to address the challenge of delivering awesome first-session experiences that build rapport and simplify the sales process. There are times when formalized assessments fit the bill and times where they need to be thrown out to better build rapport and trust from potential clients. This session covers the essential pieces of any winning first-session experience. You’ll get the information you need as a coach and trainer to establish rapport and close new client sales.

Nutrition & Behavior Change

02/26/2022 1:45pm • Session 419 • Lecture

Body Image and Behavior Change: Shifting the Narrative for Enhanced Client Wellness

Presented by Tasha Edwards, MS

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

It may not be obvious to you, but many clients experience body image issues that can negatively impact their experiences in the gym and training session. While fitness professionals are not qualified to diagnose these issues, we can implement strategies to create an atmosphere that promotes positive self-worth. When clients feel better about themselves, they become more invested in the process of taking care of themselves. This session will help you understand how pervasive these issues are and what you can do to help your clients see the best in themselves and unlock their true potential.

Niche Populations

02/26/2022 1:45pm • Session 420 • Lecture

Weight Gain During Menopause—It Isn’t Just Estrogen!

Presented by Jan Schroeder, PhD

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

Do you have clients that struggle with changes in their body composition during menopause and blame it on a lack of estrogen? This session will help you understand the latest research on all the hormones that affect weight gain during menopause. The session includes the latest exercise and pharmacological invention research aimed at managing menopausal symptoms.

Training Techniques

02/26/2022 4:30pm • Session 440 • Workshop

Bringing Back Foundational Strength Training

Presented by Greg Johnson, MS

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

Fitness programming is often complicated due to an emphasis on biomechanics, corrective exercise, metabolic conditioning and more. While those approaches have a place in client programs, they often overlook important strength training fundamentals. This session goes back to basics to explore how to create effective plans for muscular hypertrophy, endurance and strength. You’ll take home a system for building solid and progressive long-term weight loss and performance enhancement programs and understand when to focus on the fundamentals.

Training Science

02/26/2022 4:30pm • Session 441 • Workshop

Balanced Body® Reframing Stability: Working from the Inside Out

Presented by Brian Richey

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

All too often workouts are about the muscles we can see—our “mirror muscles.” But there are deeper muscles that are far more important to your success in the gym. Weak stabilizing muscles often lead to injury and dysfunction, negatively impacting your client’s ability to see success. This session will show you how to build programs that work the deeper stabilizing muscles so that your clients experience less pain, more efficient movement and healthier joints and develop greater strength.

Training Groups

02/26/2022 4:30pm • Session 442 • Workshop

Training the Lateral and Rotational Lines: Supportive Stabilizers & Powerful Movers

Presented by Nico Gonzalez

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

Unleash the amazing power of the lateral and rotational systems of the body. Discover exercises and movement patterns to fire up this influential web of muscles and fascia that keep the body upright and propel it into movement. Learn how to identify and correct common misalignments as well as create movement sequences that enhance daily activities and sport performance

Training Science

02/26/2022 4:30pm • Session 444 • Workshop

The No-Stretching Guide to Tight Hip Flexors

Presented by Evan Osar, DC

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

Chronic hip tightness, lower-back pain and poor posture are often attributed to “tight” psoas, short hip flexors and weak glutes. However, this concept is largely based upon industry myth rather than reality. During this session, you’ll learn how understanding the anatomy of the psoas and hip flexors is instrumental for your client with tight hips. Additionally, you’ll learn how to determine whether you need to stretch your client’s hip flexors or not. You’ll leave with a better understanding how to best activate, lengthen and strengthen both the hip flexors and glutes while improving posture and movement quality.

Training Techniques

02/26/2022 4:30pm • Session 445 • Workshop

Positive and Compensatory Cuing for Clients

Presented by Shalaine McLaughlin

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

Do you want to effectively adjust your clients through manual corrections? Do you want your clients to react better to your verbal instructions? Explore the rationale and best practices of creating positive and compensatory cues to help your clients achieve better form in less time.

Nutrition & Behavior Change

02/26/2022 4:30pm • Session 446 • Lecture

Nutrition Coaching for the Fitness Professional

Presented by Michelle Alencar, PhD

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

We’ve all been there: Your client kills it in the gym but makes less-than-optimal nutrition choices which slow their progress. By leveraging nutrition coaching skills, you can empower your clients to take the right steps needed to make genuine lifelong behavior change that supports their goals. In this session, you’ll learn the key strategies needed to drive nutrition-related behavior change specifically for weight loss and management. From dietary assessments and goal-setting to nutrition programming, your clients will find freedom and balance that produces positive outcomes.

Nutrition & Behavior Change

02/26/2022 1:45pm • Session 447 • Lecture

A Nudge Toward Better Habits

Presented by Andrew Gavigan

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

When it comes to health and fitness, clients and trainers alike can always use a little help making the right decisions. Featuring extensive references and reading lists, this session discusses popular insights in behavioral economics and actionable ways to nudge your clients, family and yourself toward better habits.

Niche Populations

02/26/2022 4:30pm • Session 448 • Lecture

Brain Health and Quality of Life for the Aging Population

Presented by Dianne McCaughey, PhD

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, one in every five residents will be retirement age by 2030. And, according to the CDC, 80% of older adults have at least one chronic health condition such as diabetes, high blood pressure and/or heart disease. In this session, we’ll explore the common conditions that come with aging and understand the fundamentals of neuroscience and the impact of different types of physical activity on the brain. You’ll walk away with a deeper knowledge of aging and how to design programs to support the vitality of this ever-growing population.

Business & Professional Development

02/26/2022 4:30pm • Session 449 • Lecture

Self-Care for the Personal Trainer

Presented by Tasha Edwards, MS

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

Fit pros are committed to offering clients the best coaching and training possible. But back-to-back scheduling; demonstrating exercises repeatedly even when we’re not warm; hiding out in the bathroom drinking a protein shake; staying up late reading, studying and preparing; and waking up at zero dark thirty—all of this can negatively impact your own health and well-being. This session will help you create routines, rituals and boundaries that help serve your highest good while maintaining your commitment to healthful living.

Nutrition & Behavior Change

02/26/2022 4:30pm • Session 450 • Lecture

Changing Our Relationship With Food and Dieting

Presented by Eliza Kingsford, MA

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

We’ve all heard that diets don’t work. In this session we will explore this topic in more depth and discuss a new paradigm for choosing food. We will also discuss practical ways for changing your relationship with food from restriction, deprivation and fear to ease, alignment and peace.

Day 3: Sunday, February 27

Training Science

02/27/2022 8:10am • Session 481 • Workshop

Holistic Programming and Pre-Hab Training

Presented by Tina Jaehnert, MFALeigh Wierichs, MS, MFA

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 ace 0.30 acsm 3.00 action 0.30 afaa 3.00 afpa 3.00 bcrpa 3.00 chek 3.00 fai 3.00 ifpa 3.00 issa 3.00 nafc 0.30 nasm 0.30 nbhwc 3.00 nccpt 3.00 ncep 3.00 ncsf 1.50 nesta 0.30 neta 3.00 nfpt 0.60 niew 0.30 nspa 3.00 ptag 3.00

How many times have you seen clients get injured because they progress to a heavy load without proper preparation? In this session, you’ll learn how to prepare your clients for more challenging loads by strengthening the areas around joints prior to increasing the loads. This holistic approach focuses on joint stability, core strength, movement readiness and confidence to optimally prepare your clients for more challenging movements and loads.

Business & Professional Development

02/27/2022 8:00am • Session 482 • Workshop

The Virtual Training Crash Course

Presented by Dane Robinson

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
ace 0.30 acsm 3.00 action 0.30 afaa 3.00 afpa 3.00 bcrpa 3.00 chek 3.00 fai 3.00 ifpa 3.00 issa 3.00 nafc 0.30 nasm 0.30 nbhwc 3.00 nccpt 3.00 ncep 3.00 ncsf 1.50 nesta 0.30 neta 3.00 nfpt 0.60 niew 0.30 nspa 3.00 ptag 3.00

This crash course is your fast track to getting online ASAP with all the tools necessary to keep your current clients happy and attract new ones. We’ll cover all bases: goal and mindset redirection, social media marketing mastery, strategic sales execution, and easing the fear of technology with a singular simple platform. This is an all-in-one essential workshop to get you launched and making sales in 21–30 days!

Niche Populations

02/27/2022 8:10am • Session 483 • Lecture

Complete Program Design for the Obese Client

Presented by Brian Richey

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 ace 0.30 acsm 3.00 action 0.30 afaa 3.00 afpa 3.00 bcrpa 3.00 chek 3.00 fai 3.00 ifpa 3.00 issa 3.00 nafc 0.30 nasm 0.30 nbhwc 3.00 nccpt 3.00 ncep 3.00 ncsf 1.50 nesta 0.30 neta 3.00 nfpt 0.60 niew 0.30 nspa 3.00 ptag 3.00

With 68.5% of the population being obese or overweight, there is an ever-growing need for fitness professionals to be knowledgeable about the conditions that are associated with this population. In this informative session, you’ll explore the common issues and specific challenges these clients face. From mobility concerns to chronic diseases to complete program design, this session covers it all. Gain an insider’s look into the psychological and physical characteristics of this demographic, and get your weight-loss clients on a path to lasting change.

Training Science

02/27/2022 11:00am • Session 490 • Workshop

Rotator Cuff Problems and Training Solutions

Presented by Evan Osar, DC

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

Posture and lifestyle issues create a host of issues including limited shoulder ROM and rotator cuff impingement. Unfortunately, many common strengthening approaches perpetuate rather than help issues. During this session, you’ll discover the single-most common underlying factor contributing to chronic rotator cuff issues. Additionally, you’ll be able to apply the best assessments and corrective exercises to improve rotator cuff and shoulder mobility.

Training Techniques

02/27/2022 11:00am • Session 491 • Workshop

Well-Rounded Glute Training

Presented by John BauerJennifer Scott

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
aasfp 0.10 ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

Glutes are getting a lot of attention these days, and rightfully so. They are an important component in everything from athletic performance and posture to a well-rounded physique. We’ll dive deep into the anatomy and function of the hips and glutes, proper glute activation, and isolation and exercise programming to maximize strength, power and glute hypertrophy.

Training Techniques

02/27/2022 11:00am • Session 492 • Lecture

A Client-Centered Approach to Program Design

Presented by Jacque Crockford, MS, DHSc

This session has been approved by the following agencies:
ace 0.20 acsm 2.00 action 0.20 afaa 2.00 afpa 2.00 bcrpa 2.00 chek 2.00 fai 2.00 ifpa 2.00 issa 2.00 nafc 0.20 nasm 0.20 nbhwc 2.00 nccpt 2.00 ncep 2.00 ncsf 1.00 nesta 0.20 neta 2.00 nfpt 0.40 niew 0.20 nspa 2.00 ptag 2.00

Many exercise professionals can create the perfect exercise program and expertly cue form during every personal training session, but helping clients achieve their own long-term goals takes planning and a vision that you and your client should create together. The ACE Integrated Fitness Training® Model (ACE IFT®), a three-phase approach to exercise programming, is anchored in the ACE Mover™ Method, which is a philosophy based on a client-centered approach grounded in the principles of behavior-change coaching. In this lecture and activity session, you’ll apply the ACE IFT® model to any client through the lens of the ACE Mover Method to help your clients reach their long-term goals.