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Education Sessions

Take advantage of more than 250 workshops, lectures, workouts, and experiences created to help you solve the problems you face and build a career that thrives. From exercise program design and social media marketing to new group fitness trends and online business solutions, there is plenty of in-depth and insightful content to be delivered by the most innovative presenters in the business.

Wednesday, July 12

Specific Populations

102 Functional Aging Specialist Certification

July 12, 2023 8:00am • Session 102 • Workshop

Presented by Cody Sipe, PhD

  • Pricing Member Non-member
  • Before
    Early-bird
    $269 $289
  • Regular $289 $309

Specific Populations

102 Functional Aging Specialist Certification

July 12, 2023 8:00am • Session 102 • Workshop

Presented by Cody Sipe, PhD

The rapid growth of the aging population (age 50+) presents an unprecedented opportunity for the fitness professional who understands how to train these clients effectively. This comprehensive and innovative certification program is just what you need to become an expert in functional fitness for mature adults.

Boomers and aging adults come to you for your expertise. This interactive workshop will give you the tools and skills necessary to implement functional training techniques, strategies and movements that are important to your aging clientele. You will also learn to conduct meaningful functional assessments and develop effective exercise programs. Whether you conduct private or small-group training or group fitness classes, the techniques learned in this valuable certification will serve you and your clients for years to come.

Participants will get full access to all the online education modules (14+ hours of video, manuals and audio files), several of which must be completed before the workshop. This certification also requires participants to complete an online exam. And as a bonus, this course now includes a 5-hour business component where you will learn how to market, sell and attract more clients and how to leverage this credential in the marketplace.

1-hour lunch on your own

Additional Fee Applies

Specialized Equipment

103 Schwinn Cycling: Indoor Cycling Certification

July 12, 2023 8:00am • Session 103 • Workshop

Presented by Abbie AppelJenn Hogg, MA

  • Pricing Member Non-member
  • Before
    Early-bird
    $219 $239
  • Regular $239 $259

Specialized Equipment

103 Schwinn Cycling: Indoor Cycling Certification

July 12, 2023 8:00am • Session 103 • Workshop

Presented by Abbie Appel Jenn Hogg, MA

#RideRight anywhere and everywhere with the industry’s most up-to-date, respected and progressive indoor cycling instructor training course. Experience the latest Schwinn Z Bike and Power Console and accurate power provided by the 4iiii Powermeter! Get the tools you need to become a successful and sought-after instructor on any brand of bike in one power-packed day. This critically acclaimed certification, based on the Schwinn® Cycling Coach’s Pyramid™, allows you to work smart, break through, fill your room and shine in the studio.

This course also covers proper bike fit, cycling science, class design, music, communication skills and motivation techniques.

Takeaways include:

• Power Music® Schwinn® Cycling Signature Music
• Eight complete class design plans
• A comprehensive manual and Certificate of Completion

All participants will receive an IDEA Certificate of Completion.

1-hour lunch on your own

Additional Fee Applies

Group Exercise

104 Introduction to Group Fitness Instruction the AFAA Way! Sponsored by AFAA®

July 12, 2023 8:00am • Session 104 • Workshop

Presented by Lisa J. Hamlin

  • Pricing Member Non-member
  • Before
    Early-bird
    $129 $149
  • Regular $149 $169

Group Exercise

104 Introduction to Group Fitness Instruction the AFAA Way! Sponsored by AFAA®

July 12, 2023 8:00am • Session 104 • Workshop

Presented by Lisa J. Hamlin

Group exercise is an exciting profession that continues to evolve. Today, group fitness instructors teach various classes, including dance-based, group resistance training, indoor cycling, step, HIIT programs, yoga, Pilates, boot camp style workouts, circuit training, aquatics training, and more. While instructing each of these formats requires specific skills, the skills inherent in generalized group instruction remain the same.

Chock full of valuable information, this pre-event intensive offers the "why" and the "how to" behind teaching safe and effective group fitness classes. No matter the format, you will learn how to design a class from beginning to end, select exercises for the format, offer modifications for all levels, select and use music and more!

Whether you are a newly certified group fitness instructor or interested in earning a certification, you'll want to take advantage of this 4-hour preconference workshop!

Participants will be able to:

•Identify and understand the role and characteristics of a successful group fitness instructor
•Apply exercise selection, evaluation and modification techniques using the AFAA 5 Questions™ and Exercise Continuum
•Select exercises that are safe, target all major muscles and supply the results your students desire
•Expand your choreography base and open your mind to creativity by exploring various movement options
•And more

All participants will receive an IDEA Certificate of Completion.

Additional Fee Applies

Training Techniques

110 Functional Physique

July 12, 2023 1:00pm • Session 110 • Workshop

Presented by Peter Twist, MSc

  • Pricing Member Non-member
  • Before
    Early-bird
    $169 $189
  • Regular $189 $209

Training Techniques

110 Functional Physique

July 12, 2023 1:00pm • Session 110 • Workshop

Presented by Peter Twist, MSc

Functional Physique is a unique training system proven to help clients achieve the shape they desire while improving their functional abilities. It’s the perfect blend of “give them what they want” while “giving them what they need.” This workshop will provide strategies, plans and protocols designed to maximize metabolism and muscle tissue time under tension for optimal hypertrophy. It then covers techniques for improving three-dimensional movement skills and mobility to enhance activities of daily living. We will also cover the primary mechanism that connects form and function, the brain, and how to enhance neuroplasticity during training programs. The result is a client who lives confidently and fully enjoys their active pursuits.

This in-depth workshop includes

•The art of coaching philosophy
•Functional movement patterns
•Eight functions of strength
•Weight training paradigms
•Mechanical strategies for load management
•Strength macro scheduling (periodization) (9) per exercise progressive overload
•Mindset, intent, self-talk and symbolism

All participants will receive an IDEA Certificate of Completion.

Additional Fee Applies

Training Techniques

111 Introduction to Personal Training the NASM Way! Sponsored by NASM

July 12, 2023 10:00pm • Session 111 • Workshop

Presented by Maurice Williams, MS

  • Pricing Member Non-member
  • Before
    Early-bird
    $129 $149
  • Regular $149 $169

Training Techniques

111 Introduction to Personal Training the NASM Way! Sponsored by NASM

July 12, 2023 10:00pm • Session 111 • Workshop

Presented by Maurice Williams, MS

If you are a newly certified personal trainer or are interested in entering the profession of personal training, this pre-event intensive is for you! This workshop will provide you with the entry-level tools you need to be confident in your ability to help clients achieve their goals. In addition to providing baseline information on how to conduct the first session, you will understand basic training concepts, relevant research, exercise technique, program design and elementary assessment tools to use right away! You'll gain valuable information on implementing exercise progressions and regressions, how to cue clients properly and why an integrative training model is vital in any client's training regimen. You'll walk away with a better understanding of your role as a personal trainer and a plan to enhance your education and experience so you can thrive in your new career.

All participants will receive an IDEA Certificate of Completion.

Additional Fee Applies