Preconference Sessions

Preconference Sessions — Thursday, April 4th


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Before 3/1/19
$249 $269
REGULAR REG.
After 3/1/19
$269 $289
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500 Functional Aging Specialist Certification 
WORKSHOP

8:30am – 5:30pm (1-hour lunch is on your own) Cody Sipe, PhD

The rapid growth of the aging population (age 50+) presents 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 teach you the skills necessary to implement functional training techniques, strategies and movements that are important to your aging clientele. Also, learn to conduct meaningful functional assessments and develop effective exercise programs. Whether you conduct private trainings, small-group trainings 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 of the online education modules (10+ hours of video, manuals, audio files), several of which will need to be completed prior to the workshop. This certification also requires participants to complete an online exam.

*Participants will receive a certification at the completion of the online exam.

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PRICING IDEA
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EARLY BIRD REG.
Before 3/1/19
$159 $179
REGULAR REG.
After 3/1/19
$179 $199
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501 NASM: Practical Applications for Corrective Exercise  
WORKSHOP

10:00am–5:00pm (1-hour lunch is on your own) Rick Richey, MS

Corrective exercise (CEx) is a valuable tool for personal trainers to have in their repertoire to help clients improve movement patterns, increase performance and decrease noncontact injuries. However, CEx can often feel too clinical, as if they don’t belong in a fitness, weight-loss or strength-training program, which may lead trainers to not maximize the integration of corrective modalities. This course will show you how to appropriately and seamlessly integrate different CEx series into your training programs so that your clients register them as exercises that they can feel and they understand how these movements can help them reach their goals.

In this preconference workshop you will learn how to:

  1. Perform assessments, including overhead squat assessment, single-leg squat assessment, core stability and ROM assessments, push-up assessment, and various shoulder girdle assessments.
  2. Identify flexibility, stability and strength compensations.
  3. Employ practical corrective strategies for flexibility and strength imbalances using the NASM CEx model.
  4. Create a cluster of exercises that can be practically integrated as corrective preparation for a workout.

Participants will receive a certificate of completion.

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IDEA PTI 2018 Image
PRICING IDEA
Member
Non-Member
EARLY BIRD REG.
Before 3/1/19
$159 $179
REGULAR REG.
After 3/1/19
$179 $199
Register Now

502 Run Your Business and Life Like a Boss: The Savvy Trainer’s Guide to Success  
LECTURE

10:00am–5:00pm (1-hour lunch is on your own) Trina Gray

Fitness professionals are leading experts in fitness and wellness, but often lack the mentoring and support they need to grow their careers and create a dream life. If that sounds like you, this is your must-attend preconference session. Ditch the daily grind of feeling overwhelmed and overworked and learn to run your business like a boss.

Spend a hands-on day with 2018 IDEA Fitness Leader of the Year, Trina Gray, to learn proven business strategies and life lessons that will lead to greater job satisfaction and more work-life balance. Chock full of solutions, this action-packed seminar, will give you a chance to learn, write, ask and work. You’ll work on your personal growth, your leadership and your time management, as well as your business, your branding, your revenue streams and your goals. You will leave with more focus, more direction and more confidence, as well as a blueprint to grow your business and career. Your whole year will change with this one seminar.

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