Single Sessions

Limited Number of Single Session Tickets Now Available!

If you can’t make it for the entire IDEA Personal Trainer Institute event, you now have the chance to come and take a single session for as low as $30! Choose from over 50 classes and earn between 1–3 CECs/CEUs per/class. PLUS your class pass includes access to the Sponsor Marketplace where you can connect with the top innovators and educators behind the industry’s leading providers of equipment, nutrition, apparel and education.
HURRY – there is very limited capacity available in each session so register today!

You can only select one session per time block. No CECs offered for workouts.

Session Dates and Times:

Thursday, April 4 8:30am-5:30pm
Session # Session Title Buy Session
500

Functional Aging Specialist Certification

Workshop presented by: Cody Sipe, PhD 8:30am-5:30pm

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.

IDEA Member: $249 / Non-member: $269
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Thursday, April 4 10:00am–5:00pm
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501

NASM® Practical Applications for Corrective Exercise

Workshop presented by: Rick Richey, MS 10:00am–5:00pm

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

*Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.

IDEA Member: $159 / Non-member: $179
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502

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

Lecture Presented By: Trina Gray 10:00am–5:00pm

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 revenues streams and your goals. You will leave with more focus, more directions and more confidence, as well as a blueprint to grow your business and career.

Your whole year will change with this one seminar.

IDEA Member: $159 / Non-member: $179
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Thursday, April 4 6:15–7:15pm
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505

WIN Every Day! Key Strategies for Resiliency, Happiness and Peak Sustainable Performance Experience

Presented By: Peter Twist, MSc 6:15–7:15pm

Overcome setbacks and difficulties and elevate into your best self. Coaching and training are energy-giving disciplines in a challenging industry, but because we focus so much on helping others achieve their goals, we can get burned out and struggle ourselves. Mastering mindset is the shift to improving life on all fronts. In this keynote presentation, Peter will share actionable strategies that will help you stay in the game, overcome challenges, and shift how you see, think and engage in a way that sets you up for success. Fill up on inspiration and proven approaches to sustain you 365!

IDEA Member: $30 / Non-member: $30
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Friday, April 5 8:30-10:30am (2 CEC/CEUs)
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510

Keiser®: Athletic Reboot

Workshop presented by: Mac Calloway 8:30-10:30am

Training effectively is critical for keeping athletes at the top of their game. As performance coaches and trainers, one of our main responsibilities is to keep our clients fit and injury free. Keiser training starts with a systematic approach to movement patterning and power training, and continues with an applicable training paradigm for both sports and daily activities. Come experience the equipment the pros use, and walk away with lots of ideas you can utilize with functional tools, body weight and the Keiser Triple Trainer. From pros to Joes, challenge your clients with a powerful athletic reboot that will enhance both performance and results.

Price: $60
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511

Middle-Aged Superhero!

Workshop Presented By: Michael Piercy 8:30-10:30am

Let's face it, we're all getting older and we all want the secret formula to maintaining our amazing fitness superpowers. Want to learn the tools to help your 40+ clients unlock their superpowers on the way to superhuman feats of strength? This session can provide you with what you need to help your middle-aged clients conquer the world.

Price: $60
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512

InTENsity, by Hedstrom® Fitness

Workshop Presented By: Elizabeth Lenart, MEd 8:30-10:30am

TEN exercises, TEN reps, TEN rounds! This ferocious ladder approach increases in duration and intensity with each round…and you never have to answer the question "How many?" This concept can be used in a one-on-one or group format by coaching the workout in a unison format or moving clients from station to station for interaction and team spirit. You'll learn a multitude of TEN drills to plug into the ladder template, with dynamic coaching techniques tying it all together.

Price: $60
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513

TRX®: Rotation Matters

Workshop presented by: Marc Coronel 8:30-10:30am

This session utilizes the TRX Rip™ Trainer to delve into what is perhaps the most important, yet undertrained of all of the foundational movements. Learn why and how to integrate rotation into your training regimen. This eye-opening session will take you through a rotational journey from how to coach the basic mechanics of rotation, all the way up to producing rotational power in high-speed movements to benefit functional strength and high-intensity training.

Price: $60
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517

Anatomy in Three Dimensions™: The COREset!

Lecture Presented By: Brian Richey 8:30-10:30am

In this workshop, use the Anatomy in Three Dimensions system to deepen your understanding of the key elements of the core, also known as the inner unit. Together we will build the diaphragm, the deep spinal muscles and erector spinae, the pelvic floor, and the abdominals in order to provide you with a clear understanding of the relationship of the inner unit muscles and their importance in lumbopelvic stabilization and functional movement.

Price: $60
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518

Energy Pathways, Ketones and Nutrient Timing

Lecture Presented By: Fabio Comana, MA, MS 8:30-10:30am

Ketogenic and keto-adapted are quickly becoming terms synonymous with dieting, but are they safe or harmful, and are they sustainable? Although many positive claims are made about ketones, what negative effects should we consider? What role do ketones play within the energy pathways, and how does nutrient type and timing impact the body's overall metabolism? Join this session for a review of metabolic science and how to navigate this popular topic, and come away with a clearer understanding to better serve your clients and patients.

Price: $60
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519

Corporate Wellness Made Easy

Lecture Presented By: Trina Gray 8:30-10:30am

Grow your reach, your brand and your revenue by putting your skills and passion to work for workplaces. Learn from 2018 IDEA Fitness Leader of the Year, Trina Gray, how to launch a simple, effective 4-week corporate wellness program tailored to your business. You'll review five simple action steps, learn common pitfalls to avoid and get on the fast track to what will become your favorite career move yet. This fun and fast-paced session is your solution to corporate wellness made easy.

Price: $60
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520

Redefining Your Coaching Standard

Lecture Presented By: Irene Lewis-McCormick 8:30-10:30am

Get the best results in the shortest amount of time from your clients or group classes by learning to identify efficient, innovative methods to quickly evaluate key movement patterns. Recognize faults and compensations to ultimately coach better. Integrate key concepts to deepen your understanding and provide an effective method for communicating with your clients that will redefine your coaching standards.

Price: $60
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Friday, April 5 10:50am-12:20pm (1 CEC/CEU)
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530

Keiser® Pro-Training Circuit

Workshop presented by: Mac Calloway 10:50am-12:20pm

Are you interested in experiencing how the pros train? What does it really take to outperform the competition? In this session, you will learn how the best athletes in the world train for peak power and elite sports performance. Whether you are working with weekend warriors or hall-of-famers, power is critical to improving everything from everyday tasks to dunking a basketball and hitting a baseball. Life and sports don't work in two-count reps, and neither should your clients. Try the Keiser Pro-Training Circuit and experience the difference.

Price: $60
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532

Burning Calories Moving Slow for Best Results

Workshop Presented By: Peter Twist, MSc 10:50am-12:20pm

The uneducated client may demand crushing explosive exercise to achieve results. Ironically, the pro athletes most capable of explosive moves know that fast is easy, while slow is hard. They use slow to build their strongest body. Fast exercise uses momentum, while slow-tempo, whole-body drills recruit more musculature and demand greater effort and focus. Your heart and muscles will be tested. Your brain stimulated. Your spirit ignited.

Price: $60
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TRX®: Reload and Recover for Performance

Workshop Presented By: Krystal Say 10:50am-12:20pm

This applied session addresses how to reap the benefits from the hard work of training by recovering quickly and effectively while enhancing durability. This often overlooked and underappreciated element maximizes the effect of each training session and enables quick returns to and higher quality training.

Price: $60
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534

Addressing Altered Stabilization Strategies

Workshop Presented By: Adam Jongsma 10:50am-12:20pm

Powerlifting, Olympic weightlifting and HIIT are immensely popular. Unfortunately, many people are developing compensatory spinal stabilization strategies due to a combination of functional capacity limitations, improper cuing and an overemphasis on the posterior kinetic chain. These strategies can lead to pathological imbalances in the anterior and posterior chain, potentially leading to pain and/or injury. In this session, you will learn how these compensation strategies develop and be provided with various tools to minimize their impact on your body and movement.

Price: $60
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535

How Much Rolling is Enough? Using Movement Screens to Roll Better and Roll Less

Workshop Presented By: Brian Bettendorf 10:50am-12:20pm

Learn movement screens for assessing mobility, then learn and practice key movements that will help you and your clients achieve the most improvement in recovery and performance in the shortest time.

Price: $60
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536

From the Trenches: Fitness Business Tips for Personal Trainers

Lecture Presented By: Matthew Wright 10:50am-12:20pm

Are you looking to take your skills, business acumen and professional goals to a whole new level? This session will provide tips and tools you can implement immediately into your business. The key components of this session will center around growing yourself as a professional, building your personal brand, developing a strategy for surpassing your goals, and how to sell yourself and your programs for long-term success.

Price: $60
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538

Training the Client With Osteoporosis

Lecture Presented By: Carol Michaels, MBA 10:50am-12:20pm

It is likely that you are or will be working with a client who has osteoporosis because one out of every two women and one out of four men over the age of 50 will experience loss of bone density. It is necessary for the fitness professional to learn how to create safe and effective exercise programs for this population.

Price: $60
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539

101 Ways to Transition to a Plant-Based Diet

Lecture Presented By: Mindy Mylrea & Bruce Mylrea 10:50am-12:20pm

Plant-based foods have been proven to prevent or reduce the risk of chronic disease. However, making the transition to this type of diet can be an overwhelming obstacle. Armed with the latest research, this lecture is packed with simple behavioral change strategies and nutrition tips to help your clients overcome their negative dietary habits and transition to a healthier lifestyle.

Price: $60
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540

Better Sleep Habits for Faster Fat Loss!

Lecture Presented By: Brett Klika 10:50am-12:20pm

Proper quantity and quality of sleep are essential for weight management, stress resilience, memory function, and a variety of other essential components of health and wellness. In this engaging lecture, discover the current research on the health and performance implications of quantity and quality of sleep. Learn 10 secrets behind improving quality of sleep in order to optimize recovery, weight loss and performance. Leave with the knowledge and practical strategies to help you and your clients supercharge your shut-eye.

Price: $60
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Friday, April 5 1:30-3:30pm (Up to 2 CECs/CEUs)
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550

No-Equipment Outdoor Workouts

Workshop Presented By: Irene Lewis-Mccormick, Ms 1:30-3:30pm

Need ideas for outdoor body-weight workouts or boot camps? Limited on equipment or ideas? Utilize your time and spaces maximally by incorporating 10 completely powerful body-weight exercises with precision in movement and flawless biomechanics that can be executed anywhere. Learn to coach movements to standard, in outdoor one-on-one settings or in groups, for faster results with better techniques. Help clients develop self-awareness in foundational exercises (squat, lunge, hinge, push-pull, rotate) by using elite coaching techniques and taking advantage of outdoor environments. Please note: this session will take place outdoors.

Price: $60
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551

TRX®: High-Intensity Kettlebell Training

Workshop presented by: Steve Cotter 1:30-3:30pm

Train with one of the world's premier kettlebell educators and learn the proper mechanics of foundational kettlebell exercises, and how to integrate them for fitness and sports conditioning. You'll walk away with a better understanding of how to program kettlebell training into your workouts and the proper breathing techniques for kettlebell performance. Repeated as session #611

Price: $60
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552

BOSU®: Pilates Core Power

Workshop Presented By: Erika Quest 1:30-3:30pm

Evolve your core training and take it to the next level! Fusing elements of Pilates, experience an integrated approach to moving from your powerhouse, and discover the relationship to total-body strength, balance and power. Tackle your complete core in six body positions and walk away with fun, functional and unique ideas to add to your workouts. Dive deep into core stability and mobility as you learn movement complexes and strategies to build core strength, as well as improve performance and function.

Price: $60
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553

TRX®: Functional Workout

Workshop Presented By: Marc Coronel 1:30-3:30pm

This advanced multimodality workout will leave you properly worked but wishing for more! This challenging session will illustrate innovative TRX coaching practices and emerging new programming in a high-energy, multimodality setting. Get ready to experience the ultimate functional training experience!

Price: $60
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554

Breathing for Better Performance and Recovery

Workshop Presented By: Brett Klika 1:30-3:30pm

Quality of breathing is linked to everything from athletic performance to pain and stress management, and even to a fully functioning immune system. Unfortunately, this vital aspect of both training and recovery is overlooked in our clients' high-intensity, always-on lives. In this learn-by-doing workshop, discover various practical breathing techniques to improve strength, endurance, flexibility, recovery and other aspects of client fitness. Discover not only how to perform the techniques, but the science behind why they are effective. Go home with a toolbox of breathing and meditation strategies that you can put to use immediately to help your clients live and perform extraordinarily.

Price: $60
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557

From Prospect to Client: Sales Made Simple

Lecture Presented By: Chris Stevenson 1:30-3:30pm

Most people get into personal training to help people get healthy, not to sell. However, selling is a must to have a successful personal training career. In this session, learn how to conduct a perfect introductory session that leaves a prospect begging to be your client. You'll leave with tangible tips and tools to implement immediately for creating instantaneous impact.

Price: $60
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558

Setting Your Personal and Professional Culture

Lecture Presented By: Rodney Corn, MA 1:30-3:30pm

Culture is the key to creating lasting and reproducible change. It may be the single biggest influence on your personal and professional outcomes, and ultimately your success! But what is culture? And how do we build it and then use it? Join Rodney in this power-packed reality session for answers to these questions. We'll go beyond the traditional definition of culture to lay the foundation necessary to build a culture that promotes a healthy internal and external environment so that we can flourish in the face of life's obstacles. Come on a journey that explores the mind, behavior, and some ways you can make a shift in the right direction to continue to grow personally and professionally!

Price: $60
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559

Introduction to Kinesiology Taping

Lecture Presented By: Pete Holman 1:30-3:30pm

Although kinesiology tape has been used by manual therapists for 30 years, its recent use by professional athletes and CrossFit® "gamers" has increased its popularity. What exactly is kinesiology tape, why is it so effective and how is it applied? This course will answer these questions and more, and give trainers the skills to tape for pain mitigation, swelling and muscle activation.

Price: $60
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560

Powerful Health Coaching Tools to Grow Your Business

Lecture Presented By: Kendra Bylsma 1:30-3:30pm

Health and wellness is evolving into a whole-person job. Our clients need more than just fitness and good nutrition. They need daily tools to strengthen their mindset, shift their energy and slow down, so they can become more aware. You'll learn 10 effective mindset exercises to create a foundation of success for your client, and three simple ways to deliver and drive revenue into your business!

Price: $60
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Friday, April 5 4:25-6:15pm (Up to 2 CECs/CEUs)
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570

Fundamentals of Olympic Weightlifting

Workshop Presented By: PJ Stahl 4:25-6:15pm

This is a nonintimidating introduction to the Olympic lifts (snatch/clean/jerk) and how to implement them into one-on-one sessions or a group setting. You'll learn how to teach the Burgener warm-up, the mechanics of the lifts utilizing a training bar, and how to confidently coach these exercises with your clients by creating an experience that will eliminate intimidation and foster empowerment. Repeated as Session #660

Price: $60
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571

Loaded Mobility Training

Workshop Presented By: Helen Vanderburg 4:25-6:15pm

Based on the Balanced Body® Movement Principles, learn exercises to build strength and stability from the inside out. Experience the multifunctional MOTR® training system that provides an unstable surface for balance training and an innovative pulley system for resistance to challenge whole-body integrated strength. Enhance function for work, life and sport!

Price: $60
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573

TRX®: Secrets of Advanced Coaching

Workshop Presented By: Leigh Crews 4:25-6:15pm

This practical session focuses on getting the best results in the shortest amount of time. Learn efficient, innovative methods to quickly evaluate movement and identify key movement faults to ultimately coach better. Integrating key concepts from the TRX training method, this session will deepen your understanding of human movement and provide a highly effective approach to communication that will redefine your coaching standard.

Price: $60
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574

Metabolic Disruption

Workshop Presented By: Elizabeth Lenart, MEd 4:25-6:15pm

HIIT monster sets and more! But this time with a twist! Learn complexes of metabolic drills that can be used for 4- to 6-week workout blocks with progressions and added intention so clients learn how to feel progress from week to week. Experience drills that challenge cardio strength and core with disruptive variations that will keep the workouts challenging and the results happening.

Price: $60
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575

True Performance Training

Workshop Presented By: Chris Stevenson 4:25-6:15pm

Immerse yourself in the evolution of true performance training. In this session, learn how to break down performance into four key variables: power, speed, stamina and skill. Trainers and club operators will not only experience this intelligent approach toward the performance trend, but you'll also learn to create and implement effective small-group performance sessions.

Price: $60
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577

Physiology of Fitness: A Deeper Dive

Lecture Presented By: Jennifer Klau 4:25-6:15pm

You know the basics of fitness, but have you ever taken a deeper dive into what's happening beneath the surface? We'll take what could be a terrifyingly complex subject and make it approachable and accessible. This lecture will focus on the key changes fitness provokes in the body, and explore what enhances the response and what might interfere with it. You will gain a deeper understanding of key exercise physiology concepts, such as when endurance training and strength training are compatible and when they are not, and what VO2max is and whether it matters. We will discuss stretching, injury and performance as well as limits to performance. All this, plus how to translate these concepts into actionable training plans.

Price: $60
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578

Fill Your Schedule With Clients You'll Love Working With

Lecture Presented By: Brady Johnson 4:25-6:15pm

Struggling to find prospective clients? Afraid to challenge clients to make commitments and ask for the fee you deserve? This session by NPE will walk you step by step through a proven process for inspiring commitment in prospective clients. You'll be able to help more clients than ever commit to their goals, and you'll build a full schedule of great clients you love working with (and no more waiting 2 empty hours for your next appointment). Ultimately, you'll be able to take pride in earning a good professional income doing the work you love.

Price: $60
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Create Better Nutrition Plans

Lecture Presented By: Ashley Koff, RD 4:25-6:15pm

Vegan, Paleo, Pegan, Gluten-Free, Alkaline, Intermittent... whatever their diet tribe, your client will only get results if their plan delivers their body the nutrients it needs to run better today, and tomorrow. Learn to personalize nutrition recommendations, within the scope of practice, to develop and deliver strategies that will help them make better nutrition choices.

Price: $60
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580

I'm Worth It!

Lecture Presented By: Shannon Fable 4:25-6:15pm

"I'd do it for free!" Perhaps you or a colleague has uttered these words before. While your passion for helping others is what drives you, have you ever stopped to wonder how underplaying your worth may work against you and the industry as a whole? Come to this enlightening session and get vital information on salary negotiation and the importance of establishing your worth as a fitness professional. We'll examine your ROI as it pertains to education, certification and training, and how it factors into the negotiation process. In addition, we'll discuss the most current research on salaries in the fitness industry. You are a valued professional and it's time you got paid like one!

Price: $60
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Saturday, April 6 8:30 - 10:30am (2 CEC/CEUs)
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610

Crazy Core Combos

Workshop Presented By: Mindy Mylrea 8:30-10:30am

How would you like to walk away with the best core exercises on the planet? You will learn four different and creative core combos in this workshop that is jam-packed with critical cutting-edge research on the core, as well as amazing ab and back routines.

Price: $60
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611

High-Intensity Kettlebell Training

Workshop Presented By: Steve Cotter 8:30-10:30am

Train with one of the world's premier kettlebell educators and learn the proper mechanics of foundational kettlebell exercises, and how to integrate them for fitness and sports conditioning. You'll walk away with a better understanding of how to program kettlebell training into your workouts and the proper breathing techniques for kettlebell performance. Repeated as session #551.

Price: $60
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BOSU®: Sport C.A.M.P.

Workshop Presented By: Helen Vanderburg 8:30-10:30am

Amplify fitness and athleticism with a high-energy training template that will optimize results for all fitness levels. Learn unique Sport C.A.M.P. movement complexes that focus on Core, Agility, Metabolic and Power drills that progress and regress in intensity and complexity. Come prepared to be challenged with advanced training techniques, enhance your exercise library and accelerate results!

Price: $60
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613

How to Deliver Emotionally Charged Exercise Experiences

Workshop Presented By: Rodney Corn, MA 8:30-10:30am

Go beyond traditional program design and learn a simple process for delivering emotional encounters with exercise that will stimulate your clients in every session. In a few easy steps, you will be able to tap into your clients' emotional triggers and help them to not only achieve their goals, but change their perception and behavior toward exercise. You'll walk away from this presentation empowered to deliver client-centered exercise experiences for every client, in every session, with practically proven and scientifically validated solutions! Come join the fun and learn what thousands of health and fitness professionals are now doing around the world with their clients.

Price: $60
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614

Building a Foundation of Tension

Workshop Presented By: Adam Jongsma 8:30-10:30am

Tension always precedes movement. But we should also be able to create tension throughout a range of motion. Once we can do this, we can truly say we own a movement. The difficulty is that young and inexperienced clients typically lack the ability to do this and therefore their progress is slowed. In this session, we will emphasize pause reps and the use of external perturbations at different points throughout the range of motion. Using these tools, you will be able to teach any client, regardless of starting level, how to perform each foundational movement safely and effectively.

Price: $60
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616

HIIT Training Unleashed

Lecture Presented By: Len Kravitz, PhD 8:30-10:30am

With over 200 studies now being published each year, the emerging HIIT research is evolving rapidly and revealing many new positive findings on cardiovascular health, overweight/obesity, insulin sensitivity, blood pressure, visceral fat and overall fitness. The physiologic and metabolic mechanisms on all these adaptations will be discussed. Also, Len has scoured the research and will present the top 10 "knockout" HIIT workouts.

Price: $60
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617

Biomechanics of Motherhood

Lecture Presented By: Jennifer Lungren 8:30-10:30am

A woman's body changes more in 9 months than a man's body does over his lifetime. Dive into her changes during pregnancy and learn the impact on her recovering postnatal body. Use the Motherhood Assessment to find your postnatal client's pre-training starting point. As trainers, we can help create balance in the biomechanics of her life as a mom, all while unpacking the movements she must incorporate into each training session to protect and strengthen her body in motherhood.

Price: $60
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FitBiz Mastery

Lecture Presented By: Travis Barnes 8:30-10:30am

Are you an owner, manager, leader in fitness or looking to start your own fitness business? If so, then you need SYSTEMs. When you don't have SYSTEMs, you feel like a master juggler with no time freedom and you are capped on how much you can make because you have to do everything yourself. SYSTEM stands for Save Yourself Some Time Energy and Money. Let Travis teach you from his playbook of SYSTEMs that built five locations in less than 4 years.

Price: $60
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For Better Results, Every Body Needs Better Digestive Health

Lecture Presented By: Ashley Koff, RD 8:30-10:30am

Award-winning nutrition expert and CEO of the Better Nutrition Program, Ashley Koff, reminds us that "You are NOT what you eat, you are what you digest and absorb!" So before you and your clients can get better health results from a better nutrition and fitness plan, you need to make sure that digestion is better. In this session, Ashley will walk you through how to assess and make recommendations for better digestive health within the scope of your practice.

Price: $60
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620

Trainer Tech Tune Up

Lecture Presented By: Shannon Fable & Jessica Maurer 8:30-10:30am

Technology is all the rage, but in this session we will bypass the usual suspects such as wearables, apps and tracking devices. Instead, we'll provide a turnkey plan to laser focus your tech needs to capitalize on a world that's gone digital. Whether you are looking to market your in-person options, enhance your business by tiptoeing into a digital offering, or you're ready to go full tilt into the digital service world, this session will give you what you need. In this hands-on session, we'll tackle creating a sales process and determining your website needs, as well as review opt-ins, autoresponders, e-commerce and databases.

Price: $60
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Saturday, April 6th 10:50am-12:20pm (Up to 1 CEC/CEU)
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630

Obstacle Course Racing Skills Training

Workshop Presented By: Yancy Culp 10:50am-12:20pm

As more and more people get involved with the sport of obstacle course racing, the most common question becomes, "What is the best way to train for an obstacle course race?" These races challenge you both mentally and physically, and the key to success is to develop specific skill sets such as distance and trail running mechanics, grip and pull strength and endurance, climbing steep terrain, and burdened carries. In this session, Yancy will break down the four key skill sets of OCR training to have you and your clients navigating the course safely, swiftly and successfully.

Price: $60
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631

Stop Coaching Sessions and Start Delivering a Coaching Experience

Workshop Presented By: Cyndy Barnes, Travis Barnes and Jeremy Purifoy 10:50am-12:20pm

Customers are no longer buying products and services, they are buying an experience. Learn to differentiate yourself from the competition and take away countless gems on how to make your training business stand out from the rest. Let Travis, who has built five locations in 4 years, show you how to give your customers a world-class coaching experience.

Price: $60
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632

Lower-Extremity Mechanics and Techniques

Workshop Presented By: Fabio Comana, MA, MS 10:50am-12:20pm

Coaching efficient movement throughout the kinetic chain is a fundamental goal for every professional, yet chronic injury rates continue to rise, increasing by 4% over the past decade. Instructing proper form requires a solid understanding of stability and mobility throughout the kinetic chain and serves as the basis for every performing exercise. Join this session, focused on the latest movement research, and learn how to properly coach the movement patterns of the lower extremity, the bend-and-lift and the step-lunge.

Price: $60
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633

Warm Up! SMR for Pre- and Post-Workout

Workshop Presented By: Irene Lewis-Mccormick, MS 10:50am-12:20pm

Create quick and effective pre- and post-workout self-myofascial release routines for optimal warm-up and post-workout recovery in an easy-to-follow format using tennis balls and foam rollers. The results are immediate and long term, and important for pre-workout preparation and post-workout flexibility.

Price: $60
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634

Essential Seven: Managing "Text Neck" Strain

Workshop Presented By: Brian Richey 10:50am-12:20pm

Technology brings with it both positives and negatives. One of the biggest negatives with computers, and especially cell phones, is cervical strain, aka "text neck." Learn the seven essential exercise strategies to reverse this condition and create better posture at the same time.

Price: $60
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635

Yoga Shred™: Blending Yoga + HIIT Training

Workshop Presented By: Sadie Nardini 10:50am-12:20pm

Join Sadie for Yoga Shred and see what the buzz is about! Practice a 30-minute session of her fresh, exclusively designed HIIT and yoga moves, based on safer, stronger anatomy and alignment principles. Learn why yoga or fitness sessions alone are not enough to spark total health, and discover how to help your clients work smarter, not harder, as you move into a conversation about how to blend Eastern and Western, wellness and fitness.

Price: $60
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636

How to Elevate Your Personal Training Experience

Lecture presented by: Chris Stevenson 10:50am-12:20pm

The fitness business is more competitive than it's ever been, especially when it comes to personal and small-group training. That said, creating a unique client experience is a must. Learn how to attract new clients, improve client retention, and increase revenue by leveraging technology and digital solutions that motivate and engage your clients with actual results.

Price: $60
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637

A Trainer Talks Nutrition: What Works?

Lecture Presented By: Brett Klika 10:50am-12:20pm

Motivating clients to change nutrition habits is one of the biggest challenges we have as fitness professionals. The good news is that there are a few secrets to mastering client buy-in when it comes to a basic nutrition framework. In this dynamic lecture, discover how uber-successful fitness professionals from around the world are structuring nutrition habits that clients actually stick to. Keeping within a fitness professional's scope of practice, take home 10 different sure-fire strategies to help clients stop dieting and change the way they eat for life.

Price: $60
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638

Exercise and Immune System Health

Lecture Presented By: Jennifer Klau 10:50am-12:20pm

Exercise affects every system in the body and it's no secret that physical activity contributes to long-term health and well-being. In this accessible, understandable session, you'll gain an understanding of the immune system and its components; the effects of exercise intensity, volume and recovery; the similarities and differences between endurance and strength training; and how other lifestyle factors affect immune system health. Finally, we will address whether one should exercise when ill, and how exercise affects specific conditions like type 2 diabetes, mood disorders, autoimmune illnesses and more.

Price: $60
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639

TRX®: Training Through Your STAges

Lecture Presented By: Leigh Crews 10:50am-12:20pm

Create the ultimate training environment for success regardless of age or stage. This session addresses the common barriers that confront exercisers at different life stages and how to successfully counteract them. Considering mindsets, motivations, coaching styles and the most impactful training emphasis, learn how to tailor powerful training solutions to deliver optimal results for everyone!

Price: $60
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640

Coach Beyond Expectation

Lecture Presented By: Sheldon McBee 10:50am-12:20pm

Be part of a training team that coaches beyond expectation. With a plethora of training techniques, and small-group training, team training and athletic training resources available, a well-delivered coaching experience will create accelerated client results, program growth and client retention. In this session, we will explore a fresh and exciting look at implementing a team and small-group coaching model based on principles from the latest research and coaching innovations.

Price: $60
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Saturday, April 6th 1:30-3:30pm (Up to 2 CECs/CEUs)
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660

Fundamentals of Olympic Weightlifting

Workshop Presented By: PJ Stahl 1:30-3:30pm

This is a nonintimidating introduction to the Olympic lifts (snatch/clean/jerk) and how to implement them into one-on-one sessions or a group setting. You'll learn how to teach the Burgener warm-up, the mechanics of the lifts utilizing a training bar, and how to confidently coach these exercises with your clients by creating an experience that will eliminate intimidation and foster empowerment. Repeated as Session #570

Price: $60
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661

Speed Science: The Methods for Developing Speed

Workshop Presented By: Michael Cummings 1:30-3:30pm

Designed with busy coaches and trainers in mind, this course provides you with a basic understanding of the underlying mechanisms that support the development of speed. You'll also be introduced to a library of exercises that you can use to design programs to help your athletes, clients, camps and teams develop speed efficiently.

Price: $60
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662

Beyond Boot Camp, by Hedstrom® Fitness

Workshop Presented By: Mindy Mylrea 1:30-3:30pm

Using athletic drills worthy of the challenge, experience a boot camp that is exhilarating, skill driven and crazy creative. Take run-of-the-mill boot camp workouts above and beyond by offering unique stations, transitions that create an event, and partner/team drills that provide community and friendly competition. Beyond Boot Camp goes far beyond the basics and offers enough variations to last all year!

Price: $60
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663

Next-Level Functional Training

Workshop Presented By: Connor Riley and Taylor Witty 1:30-3:30pm

Join us for this coach-led, individually adapted and community-focused functional group training program. Group training is one of the most popular modes of training in the industry today. Help your clients achieve exceptional results through intense, dynamic, full-body cross-functional workouts. Learn from the experts at Gold's Gym how to take your functional training to the next level. Topics include: how to properly scale foundational movements, how to progress your clients, and how to successfully grow your business.

Price: $60
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664

Examining and Solving Lower Cross Syndrome

Workshop Presented By: Brian Richey 1:30-3:30pm

Eighty percent of Americans will experience lower-back pain in their lifetime. We often see a muscular imbalance called lower cross syndrome as a major contributing factor. This session will focus on defining the condition, learning simple assessments and designing exercise strategies for correcting this condition.

Price: $60
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665

Role of the Nervous System in Mobility

Workshop Presented By: Brian Bettendorf 1:30-3:30pm

Traditional stretching and self-myofascial release has emphasized defects in the muscles or connective tissue. Learn the influence of the nervous system on movement limitations and how to integrate that knowledge into your existing mobility training. Come learn new techniques and modifications you can use on yourself and your clients.

Price: $60
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666

Turning Your Passion Into a Business

Lecture Presented By: Krishea Holloway 1:30-3:30pm

In this session, Krishea will cover the pros and cons of starting your own business and help you determine the role you are best suited for: coach or entrepreneur. The tools you need will be discussed as well as the different types of business options available to you as you start your journey.

Price: $60
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667

Creating Your Ideal Week

Lecture Presented By: Ashley Selman, MA 1:30-3:30pm

Are you working too many hours? Do you feel scattered and unable to move forward in your business or career as quickly as you'd like? In this unique workshop, you will learn the exact steps to immediately move toward creating your ideal week. By strategically increasing your revenue, creating systems, delegating tasks and following a simple weekly schedule, you will be amazed at how quickly your ideal week can start taking shape. You will leave this workshop knowing exactly what steps you should take next to get where you want to go!

Price: $60
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668

The Metabolic Effects of Resistance Training

Lecture Presented By: Len Kravitz, PhD 1:30-3:30pm

Based on a new scientifically developed research review, Len will present state-of-the art evidence for resistance training as a treatment for weight loss, post-exercise fat metabolism, type 2 diabetes, cardiometabolic health and lipoprotein-lipid profiles. In addition, the research results of seven contemporary resistance-training programs will be discussed and evaluated. This is a must-attend lecture for any professional resistance-training devotee.

Price: $60
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669

Promises and Pitfalls of Sports Supplements

Lecture Presented By: Scott Josephson, MS, RD 1:30-3:30pm

Do you take supplements? More than 50% of adults do, hoping to stay healthy, lose weight or gain an edge in sports. Today's multibillion-dollar industry is full of pills, potions, powders and promises! Can they help? In this lecture, we'll discuss the pros, cons, risks, benefits and dosages of some popular supplements and ergogenic aids, as well as accurate and balanced information on vitamins and minerals in the field of nutrition. Supplements can make a big difference in performance. Understand the marketing of supplements, and the science supporting their efficacy and safety.

Price: $60
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670

Foundational Movement Assessment

Lecture Presented By: Pete Holman 1:30-3:30pm

The biggest asset we have as trainers and coaches is our eyes. Do you know what to look for when assessing foundational movement patterns? Can you apply functional anatomy concepts and biomechanics to correct what you see? Do you understand the negative impact postural deviations play on the structural framework over time? Learn how to trust your eyes, so you can correct dysfunction and set yourself apart!

Price: $60
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Saturday, April 6th 4:25-6:15pm (Up to 2 CECs/CEUs)
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680

Below the Belt-The Most Unique Glute and Leg Training on the Planet

Workshop Presented By: Mindy Mylrea 4:25-6:15pm

How would you like to walk away with the best lower-body exercises on the planet that you can use with your clients on Monday morning? You will learn four different and creative below-the-belt combos in this workshop that is jam-packed with critical cutting-edge research, as well as amazing glute and leg routines that use every twist and turn in the book.

Price: $60
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681

Functional Programming for Boomers

Workshop Presented By: Erika Quest 4:25-6:15pm

Baby boomers are the largest and most dedicated group of clients. In this workshop, you will experience interactive small-group training programming specifically designed to maintain and improve function. Using the Balanced Body® programming system, you will acquire the skills to teach strength, balance and fitness for the mature client. Join us in this experiential workshop that will lead you through the key Balanced Body Movement Principles and several dynamic circuits.

Price: $60
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682

BOSU®: Dynamic Integrated Strength

Workshop Presented By: Helen Vanderburg 4:25-6:15pm

In this evolved body-weight resistance-training workshop, experience an integrated approach to creating a stronger body and a new perspective on building strength. Utilizing the unique principles of the BOSU Balance Trainer, you will learn movement complexes to evaluate and build strength with a focus on integrated balance, mobility and stability. Practice six total-body movement complexes utilizing the core as the center of power and following the fascial lines of the body to enhance movement skill and performance.

Price: $60
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683

Intro to Handstands and Gymnastics Training

Workshop Presented By: Rose Calucchia 4:25-6:15pm

This workshop will cover the fundamentals of handstands. Whether you have never tried to handstand but always wanted to, or have a freestanding handstand you would like to improve, Rose will give you exercises to get you to the next level. You will also learn three core locomotion patterns, mobility moves and basic body-weight skills, separate from the handstand, that help train the body by working on strength, flexibility and motor control, all of which are needed for larger skills, such as the handstand.

Price: $60
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685

The Art of Recovery

Workshop Presented By: Michael Cummings 4:25-6:15pm

This enlightening course will help you develop meaningful intelligence on recovery programming. We will discuss what recovery is, and what it is not, and how to discern between the stresses and stressors in life that lead to fatigue. You will learn the psychology of identifying fatigue and build a program consistent to your analysis, as well as understand how to prioritize massage, stretching and activation to benefit your recovery strategy.

Price: $60
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686

Mobilization to Reduce Back Pain

Lecture Presented By: Chuck Wolf, MS 4:25-6:15pm

Overuse injuries are not caused by doing repetitive movements, but by limited movement from the "big movement rocks": the foot/ankle complex, hips and thoracic spine. Learn how to assess and mobilize these critical regions to reduce the compensations in the areas that are commonly overused resulting in injury, specifically to lower-back, knees and shoulder problems. This session will develop strategies to train the big movement rocks to gain stability and mobility.

Price: $60
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687

How to Rock Your Social Media

Lecture Presented By: Sadie Nardini 4:25-6:15pm

Whether you want to grow a studio, attract more clients or sell more online content, this powerfully practical session is for you. Sadie will show you exactly how she built not only a large social media following, but the right audience. She now makes six figures a year doing what she loves. You can do this, too, when you know exactly where and how to focus your efforts to save you time and energy, and make you actually look forward to posting online! You'll get a clear blueprint for social media success that you can easily begin today to grow your own best tribe.

Price: $60
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688

Grow Beyond Trading Time for Money: How to Navigate the Journey from Fitness Coach to Business Owner

Lecture Presented By: Brady Johnson 4:25-6:15pm

Why do most coaches struggle so much in becoming successful business owners? Because they haven't yet learned the skills, developed the systems, and built the team needed to continue getting (and keeping) new clients consistently each month. In this session, you'll develop the mindset to go from an individual contributor, trading time for money, to a business owner who gets paid for creating results. Learn how to create a strategic plan for getting and keeping more clients every month, and developing quality coaches who care about serving clients as much as you do.

Price: $60
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689

Growth Opportunities-How to Know What's Right for You

Lecture Presented By: Travis Barnes 4:25-6:15pm

We all know that our struggles test us and help us grow, but did you know that your opportunities are also a test? The most successful people attribute their success more to the things that they say no to than the things they say yes to. In this lecture, you will learn to define your life's vision, test your opportunities and choose what is right for you.

Price: $60
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690

Active Aging: Eating for Energy and Positive Performance

Lecture Presented By: Scott Josephson, MS, RD 4:25-6:15pm

Active aging adults need to consume adequate nutrition to maintain superior health and maximize training effects. Low energy intake can result in loss of muscle mass, loss of bone density, menstrual dysfunction and a prolonged recovery process. Explore the scientific role that hormones play in fat storage and how a woman's metabolic rate is affected by several factors, including fuel availability, genetic disposition, dietary intake and hormonal fluctuations. Learn how specific nutrient timing, calorie intake, phytoestrogens, probiotics and antioxidants play a vital role in contributing to optimal health for active aging adults to perform their best.

Price: $60
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Sunday, April 7th 8:00am–10:50am (3 CEC/CEUs)
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700

Shoulder Function, Assessment and Reaction

Workshop Presented By: Chuck Wolf, MS 8:00am-10:50am

Understanding the interaction of the lower extremity to the upper extremity is key to developing a true functional shoulder-training program. Assessing shoulder function is dependent upon the knowledge base of how the lower extremity and thoracic region impact shoulder function. This session will demonstrate functional assessment techniques and apply function into a strategy to enhance shoulder action with cutting-edge movements for all populations.

Price: $90
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701

The Mobility and Stability Paradigm

Workshop Presented By: Helen Vanderburg 8:00am-10:50am

As our knowledge of the human body in motion expands, we realize more and more that no part of the body works in isolation and that the entire body works as an integrated whole. In this workshop, you will learn about the mobility and stability continuum, and how mobility and stability interplay continually to allow effective and efficient movement to occur. Look at alignment from the perspective of the whole body and how each body is unique in its expression of movement.

Price: $90
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702

Redefining Strength: Core Progression System

Workshop Presented By: Adam Jongsma 8:00-10:50am

How do you know if your core exercises are doing more harm than good? Do you have a system to determine where to start and how to progress? This workshop will provide you with a system to determine the starting level of your client and the appropriate core progression sequence for optimal results.

Price: $90
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703

Women's Nutrition, Hormones and Training

Lecture Presented By: Scott Josephson, MS, RD 8:00-10:50am

Learn the specific and special concerns of women, including perimenopausal challenges, gender differences, muscle strength, body composition, metabolism, the hormonal roller coaster, and physiological factors that play an enormous role in cardiovascular and weight training programs. Women experience consistent hormone fluctuations that have an impact on how they feel and function, while other hormones play a specific role in determining fat storage and utilization. In addition, higher estrogen levels compared to progesterone levels can have a substantial impact on fat loss, and HGH and DHEA can rapidly decline, which severely affects the ability to burn calories efficiently.

Price: $90
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704

Make Six Figures Teaching Classes Online...While You Sleep

Lecture Presented By: Sadie Nardini 8:00-10:50am

Do you want to create something amazing that helps your clients, and also makes you passive income 24/7? Come learn, from start to finish, exactly how to create a best-selling online course from one of the top online course creators in the world. This lucrative and detailed, step-by-step session is for you, whether you are a trainer, instructor or studio owner. You can teach what you love, reach more clients and free yourself to be able to take time off. Give yourself the ability to work from anywhere or increase the reach and income of your current business model. Not to be missed!

Price: $90
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Sunday, April 7th 11:00am-1:00pm (Up to 3 CEC/CEU)
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710

Coaching Core Stability

Workshop Presented By: Sheldon McBee 11:00am-1:00pm

It is no secret that the latest research supports spine-sparing core training that delivers on injury prevention and performance. The ability of the adult population to stabilize the core while training requires well-versed coaching. The ability to coach core stability beyond expectation will bring you, as a fitness professional, one step closer to aligning concept to application. In this session, you will learn coaching concepts specific to stabilizing the spine in a scalable coaching model.

Price: $90
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711

Increase Mobility Through Animal Movements

Workshop Presented By: Rose Calucchia 11:00am-1:00pm

In this workshop, we will focus on key animal movements that increase joint range of motion and overall flexibility, without static stretching. Animal movements are also great for building strength and motor control. Learn these dynamic patterns, some fun variations, and how to incorporate them into your programming to help your clients move and feel better.

Price: $90
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712

Corrective Exercise Strategies for the Knee

Workshop Presented By: Evan Osar, DC 11:00am-1:00pm

If you work with older adults, you understand that knee pain is one of the most common orthopedic issues keeping them from walking, biking or performing daily activities. Fitness professionals can be instrumental in helping these individuals improve their knee function while helping them progress toward achieving their goals. In this session, you will learn why your clients develop knee issues and discover a corrective exercise strategy to improve your client's stabilization and movement patterns.

Price: $90
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713

Independent Trainers' Best Business Practice

Lecture Presented By: Ashley Selman, MA 11:00am-1:00pm

Are you running your independent training business as profitably and efficiently as you would like? There are a few simple, but key steps to making sure you are: determining your optimal price point and offers to maximize your revenue; leveraging your time on the training floor; setting up your client payments and policies efficiently and professionally; and categorizing your expenses to ensure you are taking advantage of the tax write-offs that you are allowed as an independent contractor. With just a few simple tweaks to your business, you could easily increase your revenue by 20% or more, and save thousands of dollars in expenses a year! Join this session to get the exact tips and strategies to make 2019 your best business year yet!

Price: $90
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714

Diet Diagnosis

Lecture Presented By: Mindy Mylrea and Bruce Mylrea 11:00am-1:00pm

Scores of new diet books are published by the $70 billion weight loss industry every year, but our general population is still gaining weight. What gives? Mindy and Bruce sift through all of the available scientific evidence of the current largest diet trends to diagnose which, if any, actually work for sustained, healthy, long-term weight loss. This lecture outlines key strategies to help you steer your clients toward an eating plan that is healthful and sustainable for life, not just until the next diet book comes out.

Price: $90
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