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100: Functional Aging Specialist Certification

Workshop Presented By: Cody Sipe, PhD

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THURSDAY, 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.

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101: The Digital Fitness Blueprint: The Step-by-Step Formula to Launch Your First Online Coaching Program

Lecture Presented By: Anna Renderer, MS & Vito La Fata

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THURSDAY, 9:00am-6:00pm

Want to end the burnout and limits of your career? Get more time off and still earn income? Reach more people with your message and expertise? Elevate your authority and impact within your niche? Then you’re ready to finally get started building your digital fitness programs and business! Whether you want to build your first online program or course as a way of reaching more people and creating passive income, or build a completely online or hybrid (online and offline) business, you will get the blueprint in this full-day workshop. Topics covered in the course include: Course Building: Find the topic and message for your first course. Get the steps for creating the content for your program. Social Media: Learn how to attract customers and followers across your social media sites and which strategies are best for your brand. Marketing: Learn how to structure, price, set up, market and sell your program. Technology: Understand technology platforms and how to deliver outstanding service so you can run your program like a pro.

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102: Functional Movement Certification Powered by Balanced Body®

Workshop Presented By: Nico Gonzalez & Helen Vanderburg

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THURSDAY, 9:00am-6:00pm

The ability to move with strength, power, efficiency and grace creates the foundation for a long and healthy life. Balanced Body’s Functional Movement certification will give personal trainers and group exercise instructors the skills needed to help their clients and classes move well for a lifetime. Based on the Balanced Body Movement Principles, the course provides a solid foundation in movement science, movement analysis and foundational exercises to support your career in any training environment and with any population. Through lecture, workouts and teaching drills, you will learn and practice foundational movement exercises, assessing optimal and dysfunctional movement patterns and strategies for planning progressive training sessions for optimal results. Gain the skills you need to be a confident and effective trainer in this in-depth certification! This course fulfills 8 hours of the programming requirement to become a Balanced Body® Movement Specialist.

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103: NASM: Advanced Assessments and Self-Myofascial Release Technique

Workshop Presented By: Tony Ambler-Wright, MS & Rick Richey, MS & Kyle Stull, DHSc

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THURSDAY, 11:00am-6:00pm

Poor functional movement can often be attributed to muscle imbalances—where certain muscles have a tendency to become overactive, and others relatively underactive—leading to altered and/or restricted joint motion. Enhancing functional movement quality is dependent on being able to assess for and identify human movement system impairment, having access to or restoring the ability to move through full ranges of motion, and then improving strength and neuromuscular control in the appropriate regions of the body. A critical first step to improving muscle balance, and subsequently restoring joint mobility, is performing specific release techniques in order to inhibit and reduce tension in the myofascial tissues presumed to be overactive. Take a deep dive into two key components of corrective exercise with this workshop on advanced assessment and self-myofascial release techniques. Join NASM master instructors Kyle Stull and Tony Ambler-Wright for this immersive, interactive session focused on comprehensive strategies to identify human movement system impairment and the innovative application of targeted techniques to decrease muscle overactivity, increase soft-tissue extensibility, and improve joint range of motion. Specific movement impairments related to the foot/ankle, knee, hip and shoulder complexes will be covered, and you will learn how to creatively and effectively implement the tactics and techniques performed into your training sessions with clients.

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110: The Cave You Fear to Enter: Grow Your Personal Training Business by Being Unapologetically You

Lecture Presented By: Mark Fisher

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THURSDAY, 6:30-7:30pm

Success as a personal trainer requires standing out from the pack. To grow your business, you've got to connect with your clients and build a brand that's authentic to who you are, and resonant with the people you feel called to serve. But, for the personal trainer who got into this industry to help other people, it can feel daunting to put yourself out there. In this keynote presentation, Mark will share his unlikely journey into the fitness industry and the rise of Mark Fisher Fitness, arguably the most unusual "ninja-unicorn" gym in the industry. Attendees will leave with proven marketing strategies and action steps for building a personal brand that magnetically attract their dream clients.

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200: STRONG 30™: Action-Packed HIIT Workout

Workout Presented By: Renee Pickett

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FRIDAY, 7:00-8:00am

STRONG 30 is a revolutionary 30-minute workout set to music that will motivate you to crush your ultimate fitness goals. Stop counting the reps and start training to the beat. STRONG 30 combines body weight, muscle conditioning, cardio, and plyometric and explosive moves like high knees, burpees and jumping jacks, and SYNCs them to original music. After your STRONG 30 workout, we keep the energy flowing, giving you a taste of our SYNC Lab. We'll lead you through the skills and drills of one of our quadrants, focusing on form and technique to help you maximize the power of a STRONG 30 class in a safe and effective way!

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210: Keiser®: Power Circuit

Workshop Presented By: Krista Popowych, BHK

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FRIDAY, 8:15-10:15am

When you train for power, you train for function. When you you train for function, you train for life and sport. Whether your client is a weekend warrior, a stay-at-home caregiver or an athlete, power is critical for improving everything from everyday tasks to hitting a home run. We don't move in one plane of motion or move at one speed, so neither should your clients. Try Keiser's Power Circuit to learn and experience the power difference!

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211: Corrective Exercise for Active Agers

Workshop Presented By: Helen Vanderburg

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FRIDAY, 8:15-10:15am

As the active aging market continues to grow in numbers, clients are looking for trained professionals to help them manage their aches and pains, injuries and post-surgery exercise plans. This workshop will focus on the common concerns facing this demographic and corrective exercises to meet their needs. Using the Balanced Body® Movement Principles, build confidence in exercise programming and training strategies for this dynamic population.

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212: BOSU® + Bar: Grip, Tip, Flip and Strip

Workshop Presented By: Nico Gonzalez

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FRIDAY, 8:15-10:15am

Take your total-body conditioning to the next level by combining the BOSU Balance Trainer with the BOSU Bar. Learn how the bar can enhance strength, stability, balance and core activation by simply changing the way you hold it. Experience 100+ exercises, progressions, regressions and variations while you master the Graduation Grid and breathe life into your conditioning toolbox. Whether you grip it, tip it, flip it or strip it, even the simplest of exercises will feel brand new and be accessible for all!

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213: TRX®: Functional Training Coaching Workshop

Workshop Presented By: Fraser Quelch

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FRIDAY, 8:15-10:15am

This challenging session begins with an advanced functional training workout wrapped in an engaging experience that will have you challenged, entertained and gasping for more! Then dive deep into the programming design, coaching tactics and insider secrets required to create an optimal training experience in a high-energy, multimodality setting. Get ready for the ultimate functional training experience!

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214: Movement Prep

Workshop Presented By: Brian Bettendorf, MA, MS

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FRIDAY, 8:15-10:15am

Explore a variety of movement preparation activities using foam rolling, dynamic mobility, activation drills and more. Whether working with individuals or groups, sufficient preparation may decrease injuries and allow for improved training to drive better results.

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215: Cognified Fitness for Optimal Aging

Workshop Presented By: Cody Sipe, PhD

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FRIDAY, 8:15-10:15am

Middle-aged and older adults are just as concerned about their cognitive health as they are their physical health. While all forms of exercise are good for the brain, they are not all equal in the type of impact they have on cognition. By understanding the science of exercise for improving cognitive performance, and by learning fun skills, drills and exercise techniques to enhance the four primary areas of brain health—attention, memory, processing speed and executive function—you will become more effective at helping clients maintain their mental sharpness as they age while reducing their chances of developing dementia.

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216: Coaching Conversations: The Missing Tool

Lecture Presented By: Mark Fisher

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FRIDAY, 8:15-10:15am

As fitness professionals, we're trained in how to apply sets and reps toward fitness goals. We learn to look at movement and we study program design. When it comes to physiology, we've got it down. But we often receive less training in the most important skill of all: having conversations that inspire our clients to change their behavior. Mark will share specific techniques to help your clients get clarity around what they really want and tools to inspire them to consistent action.

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217: Metabolic Conditioning With Nine Monster Workouts

Lecture Presented By: Len Kravitz, PhD & Zachary Mang, MS

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FRIDAY, 8:15-10:15am

Join Len Kravitz and Zachary Mang for a comprehensive review of the metabolic and physiological processes that drive physical exercise and athletic performance. Discover brand-new, cutting-edge research (from Len's lab) on exciting new ways to train the body that are time efficient and highly effective. Move over extreme conditioning and get ready for the next generation of training workouts. You will leave with nine research-based monster workouts that your clients will love!

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218: Metabolism and Fat: Science and Application

Lecture Presented By: Fabio Comana, MA, MS

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FRIDAY, 8:15-10:15am

As a population obsessed with weight loss, the terms metabolism and fat always grab attention, but they can be equally confusing. Join this session to gain a better understanding of the complexities of each, gather updates in recent research, and learn how to effectively design, develop and deliver key strategies to support your programs for those much-desired results.

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219: Double Your Income With Authentic Selling

Lecture Presented By: Vito La Fata

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FRIDAY, 8:15-10:15am

End the fear of selling. Put away the worry of being pushy. Be authentic and proud to share what you offer and double your income! You'll identify what stories will help demonstrate your expertise to your audience, magnetically attracting them to you, and utilize the authentic selling script that has prospects begging to sign up with you. Vito will share the tips and techniques to help you hit your income and lifestyle goals by closing more clients with effortless ease.

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220: Eight Essentials of Highly Effective Program Design

Lecture Presented By: Tony Ambler-Wright, MS

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FRIDAY, 8:15-10:15am

More than ever before, personal training clients demand maximum results in minimal time. As musculoskeletal conditions and obesity continue to rise, traditional fitness programming may not be suitable or adequate for today's clientele. As a result, fitness professionals must be competent in integrated program design strategies in order to minimize injury while maximizing results. Covering topics ranging from movement assessment and corrective exercise to periodization and recovery strategies, this presentation will outline and discuss, with supporting evidence, the eight essential components of highly effective fitness programming as well as provide practical examples of how these components fit together into client plans.

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230: Keiser®: Ageless and Age-full

Workshop Presented By: Krista Popowych, BHK

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FRIDAY, 10:35am-12:05pm

The 50+ market comprises over half of the U.S. adult population. Helping older adults improve function leads to greater independence and quality of life. Studies show that people lose approximately 50% of their strength between the ages of 30 and 80. As trainers, we can help our clients reverse this effect and change how the ageless approach life. In this session, learn how to train specifically with power to reach an optimum level of independence and an age-full life!

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231: Metabolic Reset-The New Cardio!

Workshop Presented By: Rachel Cosgrove

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FRIDAY, 10:35am-12:05pm

The new cardio uses heart rate technology to individualize the workout, along with movements in multiple planes, to challenge the body and to really get your clients working hard by using tools including sandbags, medicine balls and kettlebells. We'll go over format, regressions and progressions, coaching techniques and the most effective way to deliver an awesome cardiovascular workout in a group environment!

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232: Athletic Circuit Unleashed

Workshop Presented By: Michael Piercy, MS & Linda Magee, MA

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FRIDAY, 10:35am-12:05pm

This fast-paced circuit will unleash the athlete within as it takes you out of your comfort zone and beyond your expectations! Using a variety of functional training equipment, this high-energy session mirrors life and sport as you meet challenges and unpredictability head on. Your heart will race, legs will burn, core will scream and arms will pump as you experience an athletic-based training format that can be adapted for different types of equipment and training goals. Embrace the challenge!

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233: Assessment and Corrective Strategies for Optimal Movement, Powered by TRX®

Workshop Presented By: Christopher Nentarz, PT

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FRIDAY, 10:35am-12:05pm

What are the most common movement issues and deficiencies that many people struggle with? This hands-on session is a deep dive into the most impactful corrective strategies and exercises to address these issues, and will explore the amazing movement assessment information that is now easily available. Learn how to utilize these evidence-based techniques through TRX® MAPS case studies to assess, correct and reassess your clients for better movement and optimal performance.

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234: Corrective Strategies for Hip Impairments

Workshop Presented By: Kyle Stull, DHSc

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FRIDAY, 10:35am-12:05pm

While the hip is an inherently stable joint, the complexity of the muscles that are attached to the hip make it susceptible to pain and dysfunction. Improper hip mobility and strength can impact areas both above and below the joint. In fact, hip dysfunction is one of the most common reasons for both lower-back and knee pain. In this session, you'll learn the anatomy of the hip and then learn a systematic approach to assessments to identify the root cause of dysfunction. Finally, you'll design and execute evidence-based corrective exercise strategies with minimal equipment.

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235: Percussion and Vibration Therapy: A New Wave in Recovery

Workshop Presented By: Lissa Bankston & Jason Wersland, DC

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FRIDAY, 10:35am-12:05pm

Move over foam roller, there's a new player revolutionizing the recovery space. This session will examine the evolving area of percussion and vibration therapy science and offer insight as to how these recovery approaches apply in the fitness industry. Learn more about the latest high-frequency, high-amplitude, portable neuromuscular percussive therapy device on the market that provides muscle activity, recovery and pain relief.

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236: Social Media Marketing Made Easy

Lecture Presented By: Anna Renderer, MS

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FRIDAY, 10:35am-12:05pm

Are you happy with the leads, community and clients you're getting from social media? Are you not getting the engagement from new or existing customers that you hope for? Eighty percent of clubs, studio's and personal trainers neglect their social media, or have no strategy to attract and keep new clients, which cripples their marketing efforts and revenue. In this session, you will walk away with simple social media strategies that can save you time and money, while improving the effectiveness of your social media to grow your list, revenue and community… all without needing to hire a social media consultant!

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237: Pelvic Floor Dysfunction: Five Key Exercises

Lecture Presented By: Joy Puleo, MA

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FRIDAY, 10:35am-12:05pm

Pelvic floor dysfunction affects almost 25% of women, and its prevalence increases with increasing age, BMI and medical procedures such as hysterectomies. This class will review pelvic floor dysfunction and the pelvic floor musculature, and review five exercises that specifically address the pelvic floor. We will also explore the need for understanding exercise form, breath, intra-abdominal pressure and muscle co-activation when teaching exercises to enhance pelvic floor functionality.

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238: Are All Calories Equal? Caloric Quality Versus Caloric Quantity

Lecture Presented By: Fabio Comana, MA, MS

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FRIDAY, 10:35am-12:05pm

We eat, burn and obsess about calories, but are the values we use even correct? What about calories in versus calories out? What about higher-intensity exercise with more carbohydrate calories versus lower-intensity with more fat calories? Confused and trying to make sense of it all? Look no further. This session will sift through the information, separating old science from new science, and fact from fiction. Leave with a clearer understanding of the facts, so you can program and educate effectively.

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239: Strategies for Starting Your Business

Lecture Presented By: Krishea Holloway

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FRIDAY, 10:35am-12:05pm

Starting a business takes preparation and strategy. Hear the lessons Krishea has learned on her journey from opening her first location to her success as the president of North America operations at Curves. Learn tips and key steps for starting your business.

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240: Get Out of Your Own Way

Lecture Presented By: Shannon Fable

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FRIDAY, 10:35am-12:05pm

Sometimes the person in the mirror is the roadblock to your success. Join Shannon, an industry veteran who handcrafted her unique path to success, as she helps you navigate the fitness industry and find your unique place. Punctuated with stories of her "accidental" path to success, overflowing with #lifehacks to help you become less fearful, more focused and tremendously productive, and interspersed with thought-provoking questions that will have you crafting your next bold move, this session will leave you inspired (and prepared) to accomplish everything you've ever dreamed!

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260: Foundations 360

Workshop Presented By: PJ Stahl, MA

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FRIDAY, 1:30-3:30pm

Foundations 360 takes a deeper dive into functional training, beyond compound movements and multiplanar exercises. Learn how to utilize variable balance training techniques to increase movement pattern activation, joint stability and overall strength. Experience creative exercises and build program design sets for group and one-on-one training sessions that will take your functional training to the next level.

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261: Partner-Assisted Stretching: Systematic Stretching for Neuromuscular Efficiency

Workshop Presented By: Rick Richey, MS

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FRIDAY, 1:30-3:30pm

In this interactive workshop, you will learn key partner-assisted static stretches, neuromuscular release techniques (strain/counter-strain) and muscle energy techniques, within a trainer's scope of practice, to help increase range of motion, function and neuromuscular efficiency. Plus, if you have not taken a workshop on partner-assisted stretching, it would be a good idea to understand best practices for hand placement and preferential placement to target specific muscles. Oh, and clients love it!

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262: Lats, Traps and Glutes-Training the Back Line

Workshop Presented By: Nico Gonzalez

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FRIDAY, 1:30-3:30pm

Most clients obsess over the aesthetic front side of the body, leaving the posterior chain undertrained. The back line is the power behind primal movements and many activities of daily living. In this workshop, you will learn how to activate the back line to promote better posture and better movement quality.

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263: Movement as a Vital Sign, Powered by TRX®

Workshop Presented By: Christopher Nentarz, PT

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FRIDAY, 1:30-3:30pm

Blood pressure, heart rate, body temperature, oxygen saturation and respiration rate have long served as key indicators to the status of the body's vital functions and been used to help assess general physical health. Learn why movement should also be considered a vital sign! This illuminating session addresses the rationale behind this statement and the exciting implications of what it means to you and your practice as a coach and trainer.

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264: Corrective Strategies for Foot and Ankle Impairments

Workshop Presented By: Kyle Stull, DHSc

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FRIDAY, 1:30-3:30pm

With more than 1 million newly diagnosed cases of plantar fasciitis and 2 million ankle sprains per year, the foot and ankle is a source of frustration for many clients. While common fixes such as insoles and ankle strengthening can be effective, the best foot and ankle programs begin with a comprehensive assessment and are followed with evidence-based corrective strategies. In this interactive workshop, learn some of the most common reasons for foot and ankle dysfunction, a systematic approach to assessments to identify and confirm the root cause, then how to design and correctly implement effective corrective strategies.

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265: Powerful Aging: Stop Loading, Start Exploding

Workshop Presented By: Cody Sipe, PhD

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FRIDAY, 1:30-3:30pm

Muscle power is a critical component of maintaining our functional abilities as we get older. Traditional resistance programs focus on slow and controlled movements that have little impact on muscle power. Traditional power-lifting programs are too risky and dangerous for the average aging adult. This session will cover all the critical aspects of a safe and effective functional power program—equipment, technique, moves, contraindications—for older clients and will demonstrate a variety of exercise movements.

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266: Create Better Nutrition Plans

Lecture Presented By: Ashley Koff, RD

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FRIDAY, 1:30-3:30pm

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.

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267: Six Success Secrets for Women in Leadership

Lecture Presented By: Shannon Fable

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FRIDAY, 1:30-3:30pm

The future is female, so you'd better prepare. Now, more than ever, women have the opportunity to step into leadership positions. You know you've got the skills, but what else does it take to make the leap and find success? While the ideas presented will be from the female vantage point, the tips shared are applicable to all, so, guys, you're welcome here!

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268: Three Pillars of Sustainable Client Results

Lecture Presented By: Mark Fisher

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FRIDAY, 1:30-3:30pm

In this presentation, Mark will offer an overview for creating sustainable changes in health and fitness. By drawing on real-world examples from the explosive growth of Mark Fisher Fitness, he will explore the necessary elements of successful long-term adherence, including social support, enjoyment and autonomy. In addition to a deeper understanding of theory, attendees will leave with immediately actionable items to improve results with their clients and dramatically grow their business.

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269: Anatomy in Three Dimensions™: Fascial Connections in the Core

Lecture Presented By: Brian Richey

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FRIDAY, 1:30-3:30pm

Use the Anatomy in Three Dimensions system to understand how the fascia structures and organizes the core for functional and dysfunctional movement. In this hands-on workshop, we will build the key muscles of the core and use a variety of fascial models to understand the relationship between the fascia and the muscles, and then see how they work together to create functional (and dysfunctional) movement patterns.

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270: Advancing the Bio-mechanical Model of Training

Lecture Presented By: Brian Bettendorf, MA, MS

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FRIDAY, 1:30-3:30pm

Client assessment, exercise selection and technique provided by trainers and coaches often use a biomechanical model to justify their use. Learn the strengths and weaknesses of the biomechanical model and how neuroscience can be used to simplify the training experience.

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300: Upper-Extremity Mechanics and Technique

Workshop Presented By: Fabio Comana, MA, MS

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FRIDAY, 4:25-6:15pm

Coaching efficient movement is fundamental for every professional, yet chronic injury rates continue to rise. Instructing proper form requires an understanding of stability and mobility throughout the kinetic chain and key principles in kinesiology. This session focuses on applied movement science research, where you will learn how to properly coach movement patterns and exercises in the upper extremity.

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301: Strong: How to Design and Coach an Effective Strength-Training Group Class

Workshop Presented By: Rachel Cosgrove

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FRIDAY, 4:25-6:15pm

Looking for new ideas to challenge your clients with a strength-training program in a group environment? Working with clients of all different levels and want to make sure everyone gets an appropriate workout? Strength training in your client's program is a must, so if you're teaching large groups, this session will give you a template to coach an effective large-group strength-training workout.

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302: Training the Corporate Athlete

Workshop Presented By: Michael Piercy, MS

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FRIDAY, 4:25-6:15pm

The everyday worker is becoming more and more sedentary. Overworked and overburdened, the average workers head off to jobs where they will sit for long periods of time and often neglect their health. In this session, learn ways to utilize sports conditioning principles to awaken the athlete within our everyday corporate workers, and help your clients increase their enthusiasm, athleticism and productivity!

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

Workshop Presented By: Fraser Quelch & Shana Verstegen

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FRIDAY, 4:25-6:15pm

Redefine what you know about TRX Suspension Training in this three-part session encompassing research, technique and coaching! Inform your training with the latest and most relevant Suspension Training research; expand your TRX exercise library with a series of more nuanced yet highly effective TRX movements and combinations; and learn to coach movements to drive physiology with impactful TRX coaching methods.

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304: Pre- and Postnatal Fitness: Training for Motherhood

Workshop Presented By: Jennifer Lungren, MPA

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FRIDAY, 4:25-6:15pm

The demands of motherhood continue to put strains and stress on a woman's body well past the 6-week postpartum mark. This session will go over the ever-changing body of mom and the best ways to train her in the gym so she can be the most successful in motherhood. Beginning with the biomechanics of motherhood, we'll then look at applying practical, functional exercises that will best strengthen her for the movements of motherhood. We'll also review the ACOG pre- and postnatal exercise guidelines.

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305: Customize Fitness Programs and Choose the Best Exercises for Every Client

Workshop Presented By: Lee Burton, PhD

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FRIDAY, 4:25-6:15pm

Everyone moves differently, so not every exercise is right for every body. This can make it challenging for us as fitness professionals to make the best choices for our clients. Fortunately, now there is an easy way to determine what types of exercises are (and are not) appropriate, allowing you to tailor a program to each person's specific needs. Join Lee as he unveils a new, straightforward, science-backed assessment that will help you select the best exercises to ensure the safest, most effective workout.

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306: Women, Hormones, Metabolism and Energy Expenditure: Unraveling a Complex Puzzle

Lecture Presented By: Len Kravitz, PhD

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FRIDAY, 4:25-6:15pm

This original lecture summarizes recently published research and the latest science on the physiological effects of hormones, metabolism and energy expenditure in women. A comprehensive review of fat metabolism, female abdominal obesity, body composition, endocrinology, caloric expenditure and female physiology related to exercise will be discussed. Resistance and aerobic training program designs, based on scientific studies and specifically for women, will be presented. This ultramodern lecture is a must-attend for any personal trainer who trains female clients.

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

Lecture Presented By: Rick Richey, MS

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FRIDAY, 4:25-6:15pm

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

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308: What You Don't Know About Your Clients Is Keeping Them From Better Results

Lecture Presented By: Ashley Koff, RD

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FRIDAY, 4:25-6:15pm

Your client does a lot each day, but do you know what goes in and on their body most often? You need to if you want to create personalized better recommendations that they can and will implement. Better nutrition assessments help you collect and review what your client is taking in to see what is better (what to keep) and what needs to be better (that's where you focus). No matter your license or skill, you need to assess your clients to determine if you can help them or need to refer them, what you should focus on first, and how you can create a personalized recommendation that builds on what they already do better. Join award-winning nutrition expert, Ashley Koff, as she teaches you how to do better nutrition assessments for different clients.

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309: Anatomy in Three Dimensions™: The Hip

Lecture Presented By: Brian Richey

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FRIDAY, 4:25-6:15pm

Use the Anatomy in Three Dimensions system to deepen your understanding of the hip and thigh muscles and how they work together to create stability, mobility, strength and power in the lower body. Together, we will review the bony landmarks of the pelvis, hip joint and femur, and build all of the muscles in the area. You will come away with a clear, three-dimensional view of the relationships in this area and how they work together to create functional movement.

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310: How to Set Up and Grow Your Online Personal Training Business

Lecture Presented By: Phil Carr

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FRIDAY, 4:25-6:15pm

Are you thinking about adding online training to your personal training services, but are not sure where to start? Phil will share with you the must do's of how to set up, manage and grow your online personal training business. Digital marketing will also be covered, so you will learn how to attract and scale your client base.

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410: Glute Training From Beginner to Advanced

Workshop Presented By: Greg Johnson, MS

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SATURDAY, 8:15-10:15am

All hail the king of athletic performance! The glutes are finally getting their well-deserved place in the gym in a quad-driven fitness world. From glute activation, isolation and enhancement, to exercises for strength, power and hypertrophy, this session will shine light on what moves are best and for what types of clients.

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411: Circuit Training Reconstructed

Workshop Presented By: Helen Vanderburg

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SATURDAY, 8:15-10:15am

Circuit workouts are the buzz! Keep your circuit classes fresh with inspiring new circuit formats, unique exercises and portable equipment. Using the Balance Body® Programming System, experience three different types of circuit formats to take back to your clients. Learn the secret to planning and delivering successful circuit classes for maximum success!

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412: BOSU®: Stability Ball Overhaul

Workshop Presented By: Elizabeth Lenart, MEd

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SATURDAY, 8:15-10:15am

Stability balls have stood the test of time as versatile and effective training tools for overall conditioning. In this workshop, you will renew your love for stability ball training with a complete overhaul of ball exercises. Learn innovative exercises and sequences in three training categories, from strength to core and mobility. Add fresh ideas to your ball basics toolbox and experience the unique principles of training with the BOSU Ballast Ball. If you think you have seen it all, think again!

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413: Resistance Band Resurgence

Workshop Presented By: Krista Popowych, BHK

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SATURDAY, 8:15-10:15am

The resistance band is the hidden holy grail of small fitness equipment. Not only is it super portable for the on-the-go trainer, it is easy to use and incredibly versatile, challenging and effective. In this workshop, walk away with a toolbox of exercises that will work the major muscle groups and cover foundational movement training. Starting with the correct mechanics for use, transitioning into various ideas for partner training and small groups, and ending with a workout that is hard to resist, this workshop will shine a new light on the benefits of resistance band training.

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414: Self-Care Strategies for the Shoulder

Workshop Presented By: Rodney Corn, MA

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SATURDAY, 8:15-10:15am

Breathing, overhead lifting, activities that involve the upper body, and our overall health and well-being depend on the functional ability of the shoulder ring. When we experience pain and discomfort in the shoulder ring, it can lead to poor movement quality, injury, chronic pain and a less than optimal mindset. If you enjoy helping people get out of pain, increase their mobility and live a better life, then come join me in this session. We will dive into some quick-hitting, practical and simple self-care strategies that help your shoulder, thoracic spine and mindset to move, feel and live better!

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415: A Common-Sense Approach to Correcting Movement

Workshop Presented By: Lee Burton, PhD

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SATURDAY, 8:15-10:15am

The concept of corrective exercise is not a new one, but A Common- Sense Approach to Correcting Movement explores new paths to create positive changes that are focused on maintaining functional movement patterns. During this session, Lee will describe how to effectively utilize the developmental sequence—the shared timeline that all humans follow during development—to improve function and movement. He will explore specific exercise progressions that will address many of the common movement and functional problems faced by so many.

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416: Cardio Training Revisited: Bridging Science With Practice

Lecture Presented By: Fabio Comana, MA, MS

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SATURDAY, 8:15-10:15am

Heart rate zones, HIIT training…We've heard and seen it all, but are they just fads or trends? How well rooted are they in evidence-based science? Do I need steady state or is it intervals, and what kind of recoveries do I need and for how long? It can certainly be overwhelming and confusing. In this session, we'll dive into the science, the myths and the facts, and provide clarity on how to work within a systematic model to deliver results for health, fitness and performance.

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417: My Social Media Experiment: From 1K–10K in 1 Year on Instagram

Lecture Presented By: Darren Jacobson

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SATURDAY, 8:15-10:15am

Take an entertaining and educational journey with Darren through his social media experiment as he worked to grow his social footprint on Instagram. Hear about his mistakes, failures and successes as he navigated this crowded space to find his own niche and successfully grow to 10,000 followers within a year!

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418: Specialty Camps for the Win

Lecture Presented By: Trina Gray

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SATURDAY, 8:15-10:15am

Build your fitness business on a rock-solid foundation of fun and community. Reach beyond membership fees and client training packages. Launch into specialty boot camps from 10 days to 6 weeks. There is a strategy behind it. Learn it. In this fast-paced, high-energy lecture, you'll get the exact formula for adding revenue-generating boot camp programs for all levels, as well as community weight loss challenges that will make you the talk of the town.

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419: Myths and Misconceptions of Balancing Hormones for Weight Loss

Lecture Presented By: Marc Bubbs, ND

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SATURDAY, 8:15-10:15am

We're in the midst of a weight gain and obesity epidemic with over 67% of the population now classified as overweight or obese. Are hormone imbalances to blame? Or are your hormones merely responding to the inputs of your diet, exercise and lifestyle? In this talk, Marc will explore the latest evidence on how your blood sugar hormone insulin, stress hormone cortisol, thyroid hormones and testosterone, and estrogen hormones are affected by your nutrition, training and lifestyle. He'll shed light on many of the myths and misconceptions around balancing hormones and highlight the fundamentals for success.

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420: Weight Loss Surgery: How to Help, Not Hurt…What You Need to Know

Lecture Presented By: Brian Richey

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SATURDAY, 8:15-10:15am

Over 68% of our population is either obese or overweight, and many of these individuals have been fighting with their weight for most of their lives with little to no success. Annually, nearly 300,000 people are turning to weight loss surgery as a "tool" to help them manage their weight. This is an ever-increasing demographic that needs help…your help. But did you know that these potential clients have very different needs than the average person? In this informative session, we'll take a look at the common weight loss surgeries and specific challenges these clients face. Learn exactly what to do, and more importantly, what you shouldn't do with these clients on their journey to permanent weight loss and a healthier lifestyle.

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430: The Get-Up

Workshop Presented By: Craig Marker, PhD

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SATURDAY, 10:35am-12:05pm

Although the get-up is at least 200 years old, modern science views it as an exceptional exercise. Gray Cook, physical therapist to Navy SEALs and NFL teams has said, "The Turkish get-up is the perfect example of training primitive movement patterns—from rolling over, to kneeling, to standing and reaching. If I were limited to choosing only one exercise to do, it'd be the Turkish get-up." In this session, you will learn all of the steps of get-ups, proper positioning and teaching cues.

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431: Fascia Facts and Myths

Workshop Presented By: Helen Vanderburg

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SATURDAY, 10:35am-12:05pm

Understanding human function and movement is rapidly evolving, and staying current with this trend is important for teaching and training clients. As we gain a deeper understanding of the physiological adaptations that are required for the human body to move with grace, power and endurance, the way we train has changed drastically over the past decade. The idea of isolation has moved to integration, whether it is to gain strength, stability or mobility. Stretching a muscle is being replaced with whole-body movement in a wide variety of patterns utilizing diverse techniques to maintain and gain mobility. In this full-body stability and mobility workshop, you will learn the main fascial lines, gain an understanding of how the fascial system affects movement, and practice fascial line movement patterns to enhance performance.

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432: Improve Performance With Instability Techniques

Workshop Presented By: Derek Snowden

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SATURDAY, 10:35am-12:05pm

Immerse yourself in movement performance training and discover how to optimize fitness results for all levels of clients and athletes. Use hydro training—reacting to constantly shifting water—and you'll experience why top-down instability techniques using the SURGE® Storm are so effective in enhancing biomotor ability, improving performance outcomes, and transferring to traditional strength and conditioning techniques. SURGE training is skill based, fun and complements any training approach. Leave this workshop with a huge inventory of exercises and tactics to improve and coach sport performance!

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433: Body Weight Boot Camp

Workshop Presented By: Mindy Mylrea

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SATURDAY, 10:35am-12:05pm

No equipment…well almost no equipment! Using the best tool you own—your body—you will experience a boot camp like no other. Mindy will deliver a super-cool, creative challenge with her signature off-the-chart skills and drills for any type of boot camp. Enjoy an interval workout that is an explosion for the sweat glands, and go home with more ideas, tips, tricks and games than you could possibly imagine.

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434: Raw Functional Training (RFT®)

Workshop Presented By: Dan McDonogh

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SATURDAY, 10:35am-12:05pm

Designed and created by Joseph Sakoda (aka Da Rulk), RFT is a revolutionary body-weight training movement curriculum specifically developed to improve mobility and increase functional strength while optimizing the central nervous system to maximize overall performance and conditioning. This curriculum also incorporates dynamic movement sequencing and sensory processing to activate the adrenal system and enable all energy systems to operate on the highest levels of efficiency. This session will not only change the way you think about body-weight training, it just might change your life!

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435: Bender Ball® Core: Never Crunch Again!

Workshop Presented By: Leslee Bender

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SATURDAY, 10:35am-12:05pm

Learn programming and exercises specifically for core, strength, flexibility and myofascial release, all new for 2020. Take home new exercises that incorporate the ball to enhance core activation, decrease back pain and reduce injures. If you have utilized a small ball for training in Pilates, group or strength training, then this session will give you the latest and greatest functional exercises with a true purpose, guaranteed.

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436: Long-Term Successes of Biomarker Testing With Blueprint for Athletes™

Lecture Presented By: Pratik Patel, MS

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SATURDAY, 10:35am-12:05pm

In this session, Pratik will examine the significance of the Blueprint for Athletes advanced blood-based biomarker testing and its actionable insights. He will discuss the biomarkers and their application to personal training, performance and overall health, and how it can help influence the programs you use with your clients. Hear case studies from the New York Giants on how they have used Blueprint for Athletes' biomarker data insights for the last 5 years to gain a competitive advantage through individualized nutritional protocols that help optimize player health, fitness and recovery.

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437: Setback to Comeback: The Fall and Rise of the Middle-Aged Athlete

Lecture Presented By: Fraser Quelch

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SATURDAY, 10:35am-12:05pm

After a lifetime defined by physical challenge and competition, global fitness leader Fraser Quelch was suddenly confronted with a life-threatening aneurysm and the spectre of open heart surgery. In this inspirational session, Fraser shares the details of his positive approach to a major setback, the championship mindset required to overcome the hurdles that are set in our path, and some of the most impactful behavioral and psychological considerations that will help you and your clients navigate through your darkest moments and everyday challenges.

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438: Earn More. Worry Less.

Lecture Presented By: Rachel Cosgrove

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SATURDAY, 10:35am-12:05pm

Increase revenue for your fitness business by honing your sales process and learning three ways to improve profits. Rachel will share the sales process that is the backbone of her highly profitable clubs. Learn to sell to different client personality types based on facts and relationship building. You'll leave with the tools you need to beef up your profit centers by identifying ways to bring in new members, sell more to existing members and raise prices without fear. Earning money in fitness does not need to be hard.

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439: HIIT Beyond Your MAX!

Lecture Presented By: Len Kravitz, PhD & Tony Nunez, PhD

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SATURDAY, 10:35am-12:05pm

The emerging research examining high-intensity interval training indicates numerous benefits for cardiovascular health, fat loss, insulin resistance, endurance, mitochondrial adaptation and cardioprotection. The physiological and metabolic mechanisms underlying all of these responses and adaptations will be discussed. Come learn all of the new HIIT programs (several from Len's lab) such as HIIT-Steady, HIIT-Circuit, HIIT-Cluster and more. HIIT-fanatic trainers will be overjoyed with the newest HIIT findings and ten great HIIT workouts.

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440: Cue Your Way to Success

Lecture Presented By: Pete Holman, MSPT

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SATURDAY, 10:35am-12:05pm

Have you ever witnessed a coach or martial arts sensei who can turn a mediocre athlete into a champion? Have you ever seen a trainer who seamlessly maximizes functional outcomes and body transformation for their clients? These results don't happen by accident, they are a culmination of using high-level cuing and buy-in to bring about positive change and self-actualization. This course will put you on the path to capitalizing on the secrets of the greatest coaches and trainers in history.

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450: Lunch Seminar: Structuring Your Online Personal Training Business With My PT Hub®

Lecture Presented By: Phil Carr & Lewis Agnew

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SATURDAY, 12:15-1:15pm

Moving into the online personal training space may seem like a daunting task. The aim of this lunchtime seminar is to help break down the key components needed to structure and scale your online fitness business.

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451: Sport Circuit Workout

Workout Presented By: Michael Piercy, MS

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SATURDAY, 12:15-1:15pm

Let loose your inner athlete with unique tools! In this workout, Michael will utilize functional tools to create a small-group atmosphere, allowing clients to unlock their inner athlete. Experience a creative sports-themed workout, with equipment designed to push your clients to new levels of athleticism.

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460: Code R.E.D.-Inclusive, Variable-Intensity Training

Workshop Presented By: Elizabeth Lenart, MEd

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SATURDAY, 1:30-3:30pm

Code R.E. D. is not only a workout template that provides familiarity for clients yet endless creativity for the coach, it is a training philosophy to Respect Every Decision, meeting your clients exactly where they are that day. This inclusive, variable-intensity training consists of a multidimensional workout comprising three phases: (1) resilience, EPOC and disruption, (2) resistance training, effort and delivery, and (3) recovery, education and debrief. You'll learn the methodology so you can easily progress and regress the workouts and create a community with your clients while you are at it!

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461: The Kettlebell Swing: The Exercise for All Athletes

Workshop Presented By: Craig Marker, PhD

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SATURDAY, 1:30-3:30pm

The swing is the foundation of effective kettlebell training, and with good reason. It not only dramatically improves performance in most sports, ranging from running to martial arts, but it also builds reactive and explosive strength. This session dives deep into the technique and methods of a proper kettlebell swing, and how to safely and effectively teach it to beginners.

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462: BOSU® Toolbox

Workshop Presented By: Melissa Weigelt, MS

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SATURDAY, 1:30-3:30pm

In this fast-paced workshop, you'll learn how to build a movement toolbox with the goal of exponentially expanding your BOSU Balance Trainer movement library. Using progressive variations of base skills, you'll discover how to create building blocks of metabolic, conditioning, core and mobility exercises that can then be fused into creative formats that are scalable and easily manipulated. This workshop will arm you with dozens of ideas, and leave you feeling motivated and inspired to fill that toolbox!

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463: Recovery: Helping Tissues Heal and Repair

Workshop Presented By: Rodney Corn, MA

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SATURDAY, 1:30-3:30pm

One of the hottest topics in the health, fitness and wellness industry is tissue recovery. Being able to help our tissues repair and heal is vital to our quality of life—physically, mentally and emotionally. It is also imperative for longevity, not just of our life span, but of our play span. Join me in this session as we be discuss and apply some practical processes to promote tissue recovery by helping to restore, refresh, and revive our bodies and minds.

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464: I Am Ageless Now™: Functional Flexibility and Mobility

Workshop Presented By: Leslee Bender

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SATURDAY, 1:30-3:30pm

I Am Ageless Now is a program specifically designed to provide strategies for people to live pain free with vitality and the ability to be active, no matter what chronological age they are. With millions of people actively aging, we need to know how to train with no pain! This session is science based and approachable, featuring mindful movement and motivational techniques. Leslee will provide the tools and information you need to help your clients improve joint mobility and stability.

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465: Breathe for Health and Performance

Workshop Presented By: Helen Vanderburg

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SATURDAY, 1:30-3:30pm

Breath is life! We have heard this statement before, but how does our breathing affect our physiology? In this session, we will discuss the anatomy and physiology of breathing. Learn how changing the intensity of the breath, the focus, the rhythm and intention through a variety of breathing techniques changes the nervous response in the body. Practice specific breathing techniques to decrease stress, increase core activation, improve focus, and enhance performance in life and activities.

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466: Simple, Selfish and Hungover-Changing Behaviors to Find Success

Lecture Presented By: Marc Bubbs, ND

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SATURDAY, 1:30-3:30pm

If weight loss is calories in versus calories out, what drives the behaviors to exercise or eat healthily? Do overweight or out of shape clients really not know what they should be doing, or is the roadblock the ability to make the changes and develop new habits? In this talk, Marc will review the fundamentals of evolutionary psychology that makes us all "simple, selfish and hungover," and how this impacts our decision-making and habits. He'll then review the latest research on successfully implementing behavior changes and the key factors that must be in place to help your clients develop the habits they need to succeed in the long term.

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467: HIIT for Clients With Obesity

Lecture Presented By: Alexis Batrakoulis, MS

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SATURDAY, 1:30-3:30pm

More than half of the U.S. population is struggling to lose weight and meet the recommendations for physical activity. Latest research findings suggest that both short- and long-term HIIT protocols, adapted to physiological and psychological client profiles, seem to be an effective, safe, time-efficient and enjoyable training approach for improving body composition, performance, health and quality of life in previously inactive adults with obesity. The differences between HIIT and continuous endurance training for persons with obesity will be analyzed, and science-based and progressive HIIT protocols and exercise programming strategies will be presented with the aim of linking research to application in the fitness setting.

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468: Wildly Profitable Personal Trainer, Powered by TRX®

Lecture Presented By: Fraser Quelch

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SATURDAY, 1:30-3:30pm

Explore progressive approaches to turning your personal training practice into a thriving business. In this session, Fraser will share his personal success stories along with many insights from his decades of experience. Redefine your business mindset, boost revenue, access new training markets and scale your business to new heights!

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469: Advance Your Business With Wearable Tech

Lecture Presented By: Ron Sobiek & Grace Kerr, MS

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SATURDAY, 1:30-3:30pm

Wearable technology is the number-one top trend in the fitness industry, according to the American College of Sports Medicine's annual Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends. Are you capitalizing on this trend to advance your business and help clients reach their goals? In this session, you'll learn how to effectively implement wearables to increase your customer lifetime value, how to use social connections to enhance the digital community and how you can use wearable technology to help clients form better exercise habits.

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470: Advanced Spinal Rehabilitation: Conditions, Correctives and Solutions

Lecture Presented By: Brian Richey

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SATURDAY, 1:30-3:30pm

Lower-back pain is the most common cause of disability in the U.S., with more than 80% of Americans suffering from lower-back pain at some point in their lifetime. Exercise has been shown to be one of the top treatment options for lower-back pain, but it has to be the correct exercise for the correct condition. Learn in depth the different spinal conditions you may face, how to assess these conditions, and what you can do to help clients manage and recover from these conditions.

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490: Bringing Back Foundation Strength Training: Uncomplicating Your Training for Optimal Results

Workshop Presented By: Greg Johnson, MS

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SATURDAY, 4:25-6:15pm

In a world of functional corrective exercises, HIIT, explosive speed and power work, and heart rate-based training, many people often skip foundational strength. This session will examine movements for maximum strength, strength endurance and strength hypertrophy, and their role in both performance and weight loss. Walk away with a plan for yearlong programming and progressions, as well as clarity as to when and where to focus on the basics.

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491: Functionally Fit Seniors

Workshop Presented By: Brian Richey

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SATURDAY, 4:25-6:15pm

Working with seniors can be challenging when they come to you with specific medical and musculoskeletal issues that stall their progress. In this session, we will examine the anatomy and pathology of the most common medical conditions seniors face. We'll also look at how to assess, train and progress the client while keeping them safe. You will not only learn specific exercises, but when and why they should be done based on the client's unique condition. Come to this session and take away tools that will make a difference in your client's progress.

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492: Holistic Core Training for Real Clients

Workshop Presented By: Alexis Batrakoulis, MS

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SATURDAY, 4:25-6:15pm

Sports-oriented core training approaches are not fully feasible and safe in the real-world fitness setting, although those examples are extremely attractive to clients who are trying to get fit. Latest research findings demonstrate that all populations who are seeking to improve function, health and performance need a holistic approach to core training. Learn how to design a science-based and applied core training routine for clients who were previously inactive, and how to work with their imbalances, dysfunctions and poor functional capacity. Find out how to coach static and dynamic stability core exercises, incorporating all three planes into exercise training regimens.

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493: Foundational Movement Assessment

Workshop Presented By: Pete Holman, MSPT

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SATURDAY, 4:25-6:15pm

In this session, participants will be exposed to foundational movement patterns and the common dysfunctions associated with these patterns. Once identified, movement dysfunction will be addressed with easy-to-implement corrective exercises. Participants will gain insight into what a physical therapist looks for in dysfunctional movement and the thought process that goes into corrective exercise selection. Begin to bridge the gap between personal training and sports medicine with this informative and practical session.

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494: The Role of the Nervous System in Mobility

Workshop Presented By: Brian Bettendorf, MA, MS

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SATURDAY, 4:25-6:15pm

Traditional stretching and self-myofascial release have 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 explore new techniques and modifications you can use on yourself and your clients.

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495: Keep Your Knees!

Workshop Presented By: Leslee Bender

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SATURDAY, 4:25-6:15pm

Most knee injuries and pain can be avoided or decreased when specific training techniques are added to a client's program. Most knee injuries or pain occur not in the knee itself, but above and below the knee due to dysfunctions of the foot or hip. Discover why shortening and overtraining the hip flexors (common in most supine core exercises) can result in misalignment of the knee and how this can be avoided. Also, learn what role the foot and ankle can play in the alignment and function of the knee to give it better stability and mobility for all activities that depend on it, from running to skiing.

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496: Protein Master Class: Health, Performance and Weight Loss

Lecture Presented By: Marc Bubbs, ND

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SATURDAY, 4:25-6:15pm

Protein is an essential macronutrient, yet seemingly surrounded with controversy. Many experts advocate for higher protein diets, while others warn it could come with adverse effects. In this talk, Marc will outline the latest evidence-based insights as it relates to protein intake for health, performance and weight loss. He'll discuss the differences between animal and plant proteins, how protein supplements fit into the equation, common questions about absorption and kidney health, optimal protein intakes for weight loss versus performance, and much, much more. Get all your protein questions answered in this highly informative and practical session.

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497: Five Keys to Fitness Leadership Mastery

Lecture Presented By: Dan McDonogh

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SATURDAY, 4:25-6:15pm

Do you want to increase client retention and inspire others to physical, emotional and mental greatness? There are five key elements to delivering both successful and inspirational sports performance and personal training experiences. An award-winning global fitness professional, Dan McDonogh attributes his success in the industry to adhering to these five principles every day. From mastery to owning "you," making these five key elements the basis for everything you do will not only have a more positive effect with the athletes/clients you serve but will also help you find more fulfillment in your career!

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498: Controversies in Resistance Training: Solved

Lecture Presented By: Len Kravitz, PhD

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SATURDAY, 4:25-6:15pm

This lecture will highlight some of the latest studies on resistance training and weight management, resistance training and resting metabolic rate, cortisol and protein catabolism, delayed onset muscle soreness, overtraining, metabolic stress, acidosis (the burn) and how to prevent it, exercise sequences, and much more. This is a must-attend lecture for all personal trainers wanting evidence-based answers to the pressing questions of optimal resistance training.

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499: Training the Female Athlete, Powered by TRX®

Lecture Presented By: Shana Verstegen

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SATURDAY, 4:25-6:15pm

This important session addresses critical considerations for optimizing the training of female athletes at three different stages. Join Shana as she shares her key insights and strategies for female performance, whether they be standard gender training considerations, pre/postnatal or seasoned veterans.

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500: Hitting Your Studio's Profit Goals

Lecture Presented By: Ashley Selman, MA

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SATURDAY, 4:25-6:15pm

Many studio owners often overlook the power of what the numbers can actually tell you about your business. What decisions are most likely to lead to increased profits? What revenue streams should you put more focus on, and what should you cut? How happy are your clients and your team? Are you spending your money in the right places? Are you missing the single most essential, but often overlooked, component to creating a sustainable business? By truly understanding your numbers, you will find all of the answers to these questions, and more! In this session, you will think about your numbers in a way you never have before, and you'll walk away with a specific plan of action that will move you toward your ultimate business success.

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600: The 3D Fascial Core

Workshop Presented By: Leslee Bender

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SUNDAY, 8:00-10:50am

Crunches are a thing of the past. Come discover the influence of the fascial lines that dictate the strength, flexibility and mobility of the core. The exercises in this session take you through the three planes of motion for the experience of true functional core training. This session will change the way you view core training and will demonstrate how fascia influences all movement in the human body.

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601: Foundational Movement Anatomy and Kinesiology Modeling

Workshop Presented By: Pete Holman, MSPT

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SUNDAY, 8:00-10:50am

If you need to brush up on your anatomy and how it applies to human movement, look no further. In this course, we will explore functional anatomy and how it applies to foundational movement, foundational movement assessment, and most importantly, how to coach, cue and correct dysfunctional movement. In this first-ever course offering, we will use 3D skeletal models to identify muscle origin and insertion, and apply the learnings to foundational movement. This course is taught by a physical therapist and is intended to help bridge the gap between personal training and rehabilitative medicine.

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602: 101 Ways to Transition to a Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet

Lecture Presented By: Bruce Mylrea & Mindy Mylrea

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SUNDAY, 8:00-10:50am

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 in behavioral change and nutrition, this lecture is jam packed with simple behavioral change strategies and nutritional tips to help your clients transition to a healthier lifestyle.

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603: Translating Science Into Application: Working With Special Population Clients

Lecture Presented By: Alexis Batrakoulis, MS

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SUNDAY, 8:00-10:50am

Approximately half of all U.S. adults have one or more chronic health conditions. This interactive session will present how personal trainers can integrate theory and practice while they are working with clients suffering from controlled lifestyle diseases. Understand how to apply the initial interview, preparticipation health screening, health and fitness assessment, individualized program design, health/wellness coaching skills, and behavior change strategies. Learn how to support clients who are medically cleared for participation in structured and supervised exercise training regimens for improving function, health and quality of life.

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604: Gain Freedom by Getting Online

Lecture Presented By: Trina Gray

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SUNDAY, 8:00-10:50am

If you want to grow your business income, life freedom and fitness reach, this is your business session. Learn how to strengthen your career by adding online coaching to your toolbox. Hear from IDEA Fitness Leader of the Year, Trina Gray, how she leveraged a strategic partnership with Team Beachbody®to build a team of online coaches and a base of loyal clients. Combine virtual workouts and proven nutritional plans, along with personal development and peer accountability. This winning combination leads to a rewarding career with life balance.

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610: Functional Flexibility for the Active Aging

Workshop Presented By: Leslee Bender

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SUNDAY, 11:00am-1:00pm

This session will help you keep your clients ageless and active through specific techniques utilizing planes of motion and gravity. Learn strategies for postural assessment that translate into individualized programming for improving mobility and stability. Understand the relationship of the fascial lines and the influence of the integrity of the joints, as well as why alignment is key to less pain and better function. Walk away with the tools to keep your clients moving through life at any age with functional flexibility.

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611: Essential Seven: Bulletproof Your Back-Lower-Back Pain (Re)Solved

Workshop Presented By: Brian Richey

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SUNDAY, 11:00am-1:00pm

Over 80% of Americans suffer from lower-back pain in their lifetime. One of the best treatment options is exercise, however, you need to make sure you are doing the correct exercise for each specific condition. Investigate the different spinal conditions you may face, how to assess these conditions, and what you can do to help clients manage and resolve them.

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612: Weight Loss Versus Fat Loss: Clinical Applications

Lecture Presented By: Greg Johnson, MS

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SUNDAY, 11:00am-1:00pm

Join Greg as he teaches you the differences between weight loss and fat loss programming so you can determine what your clients really need. This session will tackle the fat loss myths and provide the facts. You'll learn how to assess and program for short-term and long-term benefits.

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613: The Hows and Whys of Fasting

Lecture Presented By: Bruce Mylrea & Mindy Mylrea

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SUNDAY, 11:00am-1:00pm

Intermittent fasting is all the rage, but before you jump into this latest trend, learn the science, the history, the benefits and how to do it right. This lecture will uncover the key components to this practice, and how to use it safely and effectively for you and your clients.

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614: The Evolution of Your Fitness Career

Lecture Presented By: Ashley Selman, MA & Jessica Bottesch, MA & Ronda Williams, MS

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SUNDAY, 11:00am-1:00pm

It is imperative for fitness professionals to learn the proven tips and strategies necessary to build a long-term, successful and sustainable career. In this engaging and practical talk, you will hear stories from three veteran studio owners about the exact steps that led to their success at each phase of their careers. These lessons will take you from aspiring trainer, to fitness manager or studio owner, to having your own fitness brand (speaking, mentoring or getting online) and beyond! You will get clear action steps that you can immediately implement to shorten your path to financial success and help you create the fitness career of your dreams!

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100: Functional Aging Specialist Certification

Workshop Presented By: Cody Sipe, PhD

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THURSDAY, 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.

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101: The Digital Fitness Blueprint: The Step-by-Step Formula to Launch Your First Online Coaching Program

Lecture Presented By: Anna Renderer, MS & Vito La Fata

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THURSDAY, 9:00am-6:00pm

Want to end the burnout and limits of your career? Get more time off and still earn income? Reach more people with your message and expertise? Elevate your authority and impact within your niche? Then you’re ready to finally get started building your digital fitness programs and business! Whether you want to build your first online program or course as a way of reaching more people and creating passive income, or build a completely online or hybrid (online and offline) business, you will get the blueprint in this full-day workshop. Topics covered in the course include: Course Building: Find the topic and message for your first course. Get the steps for creating the content for your program. Social Media: Learn how to attract customers and followers across your social media sites and which strategies are best for your brand. Marketing: Learn how to structure, price, set up, market and sell your program. Technology: Understand technology platforms and how to deliver outstanding service so you can run your program like a pro.

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102: Functional Movement Certification Powered by Balanced Body®

Workshop Presented By: Nico Gonzalez & Helen Vanderburg

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THURSDAY, 9:00am-6:00pm

The ability to move with strength, power, efficiency and grace creates the foundation for a long and healthy life. Balanced Body’s Functional Movement certification will give personal trainers and group exercise instructors the skills needed to help their clients and classes move well for a lifetime. Based on the Balanced Body Movement Principles, the course provides a solid foundation in movement science, movement analysis and foundational exercises to support your career in any training environment and with any population. Through lecture, workouts and teaching drills, you will learn and practice foundational movement exercises, assessing optimal and dysfunctional movement patterns and strategies for planning progressive training sessions for optimal results. Gain the skills you need to be a confident and effective trainer in this in-depth certification! This course fulfills 8 hours of the programming requirement to become a Balanced Body® Movement Specialist.

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103: NASM: Advanced Assessments and Self-Myofascial Release Technique

Workshop Presented By: Tony Ambler-Wright, MS & Rick Richey, MS & Kyle Stull, DHSc

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THURSDAY, 11:00am-6:00pm

Poor functional movement can often be attributed to muscle imbalances—where certain muscles have a tendency to become overactive, and others relatively underactive—leading to altered and/or restricted joint motion. Enhancing functional movement quality is dependent on being able to assess for and identify human movement system impairment, having access to or restoring the ability to move through full ranges of motion, and then improving strength and neuromuscular control in the appropriate regions of the body. A critical first step to improving muscle balance, and subsequently restoring joint mobility, is performing specific release techniques in order to inhibit and reduce tension in the myofascial tissues presumed to be overactive. Take a deep dive into two key components of corrective exercise with this workshop on advanced assessment and self-myofascial release techniques. Join NASM master instructors Kyle Stull and Tony Ambler-Wright for this immersive, interactive session focused on comprehensive strategies to identify human movement system impairment and the innovative application of targeted techniques to decrease muscle overactivity, increase soft-tissue extensibility, and improve joint range of motion. Specific movement impairments related to the foot/ankle, knee, hip and shoulder complexes will be covered, and you will learn how to creatively and effectively implement the tactics and techniques performed into your training sessions with clients.

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110: The Cave You Fear to Enter: Grow Your Personal Training Business by Being Unapologetically You

Lecture Presented By: Mark Fisher

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THURSDAY, 6:30-7:30pm

Success as a personal trainer requires standing out from the pack. To grow your business, you've got to connect with your clients and build a brand that's authentic to who you are, and resonant with the people you feel called to serve. But, for the personal trainer who got into this industry to help other people, it can feel daunting to put yourself out there. In this keynote presentation, Mark will share his unlikely journey into the fitness industry and the rise of Mark Fisher Fitness, arguably the most unusual "ninja-unicorn" gym in the industry. Attendees will leave with proven marketing strategies and action steps for building a personal brand that magnetically attract their dream clients.

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200: STRONG 30™: Action-Packed HIIT Workout

Workout Presented By: Renee Pickett

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FRIDAY, 7:00-8:00am

STRONG 30 is a revolutionary 30-minute workout set to music that will motivate you to crush your ultimate fitness goals. Stop counting the reps and start training to the beat. STRONG 30 combines body weight, muscle conditioning, cardio, and plyometric and explosive moves like high knees, burpees and jumping jacks, and SYNCs them to original music. After your STRONG 30 workout, we keep the energy flowing, giving you a taste of our SYNC Lab. We'll lead you through the skills and drills of one of our quadrants, focusing on form and technique to help you maximize the power of a STRONG 30 class in a safe and effective way!

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210: Keiser®: Power Circuit

Workshop Presented By: Krista Popowych, BHK

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FRIDAY, 8:15-10:15am

When you train for power, you train for function. When you you train for function, you train for life and sport. Whether your client is a weekend warrior, a stay-at-home caregiver or an athlete, power is critical for improving everything from everyday tasks to hitting a home run. We don't move in one plane of motion or move at one speed, so neither should your clients. Try Keiser's Power Circuit to learn and experience the power difference!

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211: Corrective Exercise for Active Agers

Workshop Presented By: Helen Vanderburg

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FRIDAY, 8:15-10:15am

As the active aging market continues to grow in numbers, clients are looking for trained professionals to help them manage their aches and pains, injuries and post-surgery exercise plans. This workshop will focus on the common concerns facing this demographic and corrective exercises to meet their needs. Using the Balanced Body® Movement Principles, build confidence in exercise programming and training strategies for this dynamic population.

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212: BOSU® + Bar: Grip, Tip, Flip and Strip

Workshop Presented By: Nico Gonzalez

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FRIDAY, 8:15-10:15am

Take your total-body conditioning to the next level by combining the BOSU Balance Trainer with the BOSU Bar. Learn how the bar can enhance strength, stability, balance and core activation by simply changing the way you hold it. Experience 100+ exercises, progressions, regressions and variations while you master the Graduation Grid and breathe life into your conditioning toolbox. Whether you grip it, tip it, flip it or strip it, even the simplest of exercises will feel brand new and be accessible for all!

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213: TRX®: Functional Training Coaching Workshop

Workshop Presented By: Fraser Quelch

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FRIDAY, 8:15-10:15am

This challenging session begins with an advanced functional training workout wrapped in an engaging experience that will have you challenged, entertained and gasping for more! Then dive deep into the programming design, coaching tactics and insider secrets required to create an optimal training experience in a high-energy, multimodality setting. Get ready for the ultimate functional training experience!

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214: Movement Prep

Workshop Presented By: Brian Bettendorf, MA, MS

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FRIDAY, 8:15-10:15am

Explore a variety of movement preparation activities using foam rolling, dynamic mobility, activation drills and more. Whether working with individuals or groups, sufficient preparation may decrease injuries and allow for improved training to drive better results.

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215: Cognified Fitness for Optimal Aging

Workshop Presented By: Cody Sipe, PhD

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FRIDAY, 8:15-10:15am

Middle-aged and older adults are just as concerned about their cognitive health as they are their physical health. While all forms of exercise are good for the brain, they are not all equal in the type of impact they have on cognition. By understanding the science of exercise for improving cognitive performance, and by learning fun skills, drills and exercise techniques to enhance the four primary areas of brain health—attention, memory, processing speed and executive function—you will become more effective at helping clients maintain their mental sharpness as they age while reducing their chances of developing dementia.

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216: Coaching Conversations: The Missing Tool

Lecture Presented By: Mark Fisher

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FRIDAY, 8:15-10:15am

As fitness professionals, we're trained in how to apply sets and reps toward fitness goals. We learn to look at movement and we study program design. When it comes to physiology, we've got it down. But we often receive less training in the most important skill of all: having conversations that inspire our clients to change their behavior. Mark will share specific techniques to help your clients get clarity around what they really want and tools to inspire them to consistent action.

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217: Metabolic Conditioning With Nine Monster Workouts

Lecture Presented By: Len Kravitz, PhD & Zachary Mang, MS

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FRIDAY, 8:15-10:15am

Join Len Kravitz and Zachary Mang for a comprehensive review of the metabolic and physiological processes that drive physical exercise and athletic performance. Discover brand-new, cutting-edge research (from Len's lab) on exciting new ways to train the body that are time efficient and highly effective. Move over extreme conditioning and get ready for the next generation of training workouts. You will leave with nine research-based monster workouts that your clients will love!

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218: Metabolism and Fat: Science and Application

Lecture Presented By: Fabio Comana, MA, MS

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FRIDAY, 8:15-10:15am

As a population obsessed with weight loss, the terms metabolism and fat always grab attention, but they can be equally confusing. Join this session to gain a better understanding of the complexities of each, gather updates in recent research, and learn how to effectively design, develop and deliver key strategies to support your programs for those much-desired results.

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219: Double Your Income With Authentic Selling

Lecture Presented By: Vito La Fata

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FRIDAY, 8:15-10:15am

End the fear of selling. Put away the worry of being pushy. Be authentic and proud to share what you offer and double your income! You'll identify what stories will help demonstrate your expertise to your audience, magnetically attracting them to you, and utilize the authentic selling script that has prospects begging to sign up with you. Vito will share the tips and techniques to help you hit your income and lifestyle goals by closing more clients with effortless ease.

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220: Eight Essentials of Highly Effective Program Design

Lecture Presented By: Tony Ambler-Wright, MS

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FRIDAY, 8:15-10:15am

More than ever before, personal training clients demand maximum results in minimal time. As musculoskeletal conditions and obesity continue to rise, traditional fitness programming may not be suitable or adequate for today's clientele. As a result, fitness professionals must be competent in integrated program design strategies in order to minimize injury while maximizing results. Covering topics ranging from movement assessment and corrective exercise to periodization and recovery strategies, this presentation will outline and discuss, with supporting evidence, the eight essential components of highly effective fitness programming as well as provide practical examples of how these components fit together into client plans.

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230: Keiser®: Ageless and Age-full

Workshop Presented By: Krista Popowych, BHK

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FRIDAY, 10:35am-12:05pm

The 50+ market comprises over half of the U.S. adult population. Helping older adults improve function leads to greater independence and quality of life. Studies show that people lose approximately 50% of their strength between the ages of 30 and 80. As trainers, we can help our clients reverse this effect and change how the ageless approach life. In this session, learn how to train specifically with power to reach an optimum level of independence and an age-full life!

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231: Metabolic Reset-The New Cardio!

Workshop Presented By: Rachel Cosgrove

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FRIDAY, 10:35am-12:05pm

The new cardio uses heart rate technology to individualize the workout, along with movements in multiple planes, to challenge the body and to really get your clients working hard by using tools including sandbags, medicine balls and kettlebells. We'll go over format, regressions and progressions, coaching techniques and the most effective way to deliver an awesome cardiovascular workout in a group environment!

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232: Athletic Circuit Unleashed

Workshop Presented By: Michael Piercy, MS & Linda Magee, MA

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FRIDAY, 10:35am-12:05pm

This fast-paced circuit will unleash the athlete within as it takes you out of your comfort zone and beyond your expectations! Using a variety of functional training equipment, this high-energy session mirrors life and sport as you meet challenges and unpredictability head on. Your heart will race, legs will burn, core will scream and arms will pump as you experience an athletic-based training format that can be adapted for different types of equipment and training goals. Embrace the challenge!

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233: Assessment and Corrective Strategies for Optimal Movement, Powered by TRX®

Workshop Presented By: Christopher Nentarz, PT

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FRIDAY, 10:35am-12:05pm

What are the most common movement issues and deficiencies that many people struggle with? This hands-on session is a deep dive into the most impactful corrective strategies and exercises to address these issues, and will explore the amazing movement assessment information that is now easily available. Learn how to utilize these evidence-based techniques through TRX® MAPS case studies to assess, correct and reassess your clients for better movement and optimal performance.

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234: Corrective Strategies for Hip Impairments

Workshop Presented By: Kyle Stull, DHSc

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FRIDAY, 10:35am-12:05pm

While the hip is an inherently stable joint, the complexity of the muscles that are attached to the hip make it susceptible to pain and dysfunction. Improper hip mobility and strength can impact areas both above and below the joint. In fact, hip dysfunction is one of the most common reasons for both lower-back and knee pain. In this session, you'll learn the anatomy of the hip and then learn a systematic approach to assessments to identify the root cause of dysfunction. Finally, you'll design and execute evidence-based corrective exercise strategies with minimal equipment.

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235: Percussion and Vibration Therapy: A New Wave in Recovery

Workshop Presented By: Lissa Bankston & Jason Wersland, DC

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FRIDAY, 10:35am-12:05pm

Move over foam roller, there's a new player revolutionizing the recovery space. This session will examine the evolving area of percussion and vibration therapy science and offer insight as to how these recovery approaches apply in the fitness industry. Learn more about the latest high-frequency, high-amplitude, portable neuromuscular percussive therapy device on the market that provides muscle activity, recovery and pain relief.

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236: Social Media Marketing Made Easy

Lecture Presented By: Anna Renderer, MS

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FRIDAY, 10:35am-12:05pm

Are you happy with the leads, community and clients you're getting from social media? Are you not getting the engagement from new or existing customers that you hope for? Eighty percent of clubs, studio's and personal trainers neglect their social media, or have no strategy to attract and keep new clients, which cripples their marketing efforts and revenue. In this session, you will walk away with simple social media strategies that can save you time and money, while improving the effectiveness of your social media to grow your list, revenue and community… all without needing to hire a social media consultant!

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237: Pelvic Floor Dysfunction: Five Key Exercises

Lecture Presented By: Joy Puleo, MA

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FRIDAY, 10:35am-12:05pm

Pelvic floor dysfunction affects almost 25% of women, and its prevalence increases with increasing age, BMI and medical procedures such as hysterectomies. This class will review pelvic floor dysfunction and the pelvic floor musculature, and review five exercises that specifically address the pelvic floor. We will also explore the need for understanding exercise form, breath, intra-abdominal pressure and muscle co-activation when teaching exercises to enhance pelvic floor functionality.

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238: Are All Calories Equal? Caloric Quality Versus Caloric Quantity

Lecture Presented By: Fabio Comana, MA, MS

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FRIDAY, 10:35am-12:05pm

We eat, burn and obsess about calories, but are the values we use even correct? What about calories in versus calories out? What about higher-intensity exercise with more carbohydrate calories versus lower-intensity with more fat calories? Confused and trying to make sense of it all? Look no further. This session will sift through the information, separating old science from new science, and fact from fiction. Leave with a clearer understanding of the facts, so you can program and educate effectively.

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239: Strategies for Starting Your Business

Lecture Presented By: Krishea Holloway

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FRIDAY, 10:35am-12:05pm

Starting a business takes preparation and strategy. Hear the lessons Krishea has learned on her journey from opening her first location to her success as the president of North America operations at Curves. Learn tips and key steps for starting your business.

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240: Get Out of Your Own Way

Lecture Presented By: Shannon Fable

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FRIDAY, 10:35am-12:05pm

Sometimes the person in the mirror is the roadblock to your success. Join Shannon, an industry veteran who handcrafted her unique path to success, as she helps you navigate the fitness industry and find your unique place. Punctuated with stories of her "accidental" path to success, overflowing with #lifehacks to help you become less fearful, more focused and tremendously productive, and interspersed with thought-provoking questions that will have you crafting your next bold move, this session will leave you inspired (and prepared) to accomplish everything you've ever dreamed!

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260: Foundations 360

Workshop Presented By: PJ Stahl, MA

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FRIDAY, 1:30-3:30pm

Foundations 360 takes a deeper dive into functional training, beyond compound movements and multiplanar exercises. Learn how to utilize variable balance training techniques to increase movement pattern activation, joint stability and overall strength. Experience creative exercises and build program design sets for group and one-on-one training sessions that will take your functional training to the next level.

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261: Partner-Assisted Stretching: Systematic Stretching for Neuromuscular Efficiency

Workshop Presented By: Rick Richey, MS

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FRIDAY, 1:30-3:30pm

In this interactive workshop, you will learn key partner-assisted static stretches, neuromuscular release techniques (strain/counter-strain) and muscle energy techniques, within a trainer's scope of practice, to help increase range of motion, function and neuromuscular efficiency. Plus, if you have not taken a workshop on partner-assisted stretching, it would be a good idea to understand best practices for hand placement and preferential placement to target specific muscles. Oh, and clients love it!

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262: Lats, Traps and Glutes-Training the Back Line

Workshop Presented By: Nico Gonzalez

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FRIDAY, 1:30-3:30pm

Most clients obsess over the aesthetic front side of the body, leaving the posterior chain undertrained. The back line is the power behind primal movements and many activities of daily living. In this workshop, you will learn how to activate the back line to promote better posture and better movement quality.

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263: Movement as a Vital Sign, Powered by TRX®

Workshop Presented By: Christopher Nentarz, PT

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FRIDAY, 1:30-3:30pm

Blood pressure, heart rate, body temperature, oxygen saturation and respiration rate have long served as key indicators to the status of the body's vital functions and been used to help assess general physical health. Learn why movement should also be considered a vital sign! This illuminating session addresses the rationale behind this statement and the exciting implications of what it means to you and your practice as a coach and trainer.

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264: Corrective Strategies for Foot and Ankle Impairments

Workshop Presented By: Kyle Stull, DHSc

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FRIDAY, 1:30-3:30pm

With more than 1 million newly diagnosed cases of plantar fasciitis and 2 million ankle sprains per year, the foot and ankle is a source of frustration for many clients. While common fixes such as insoles and ankle strengthening can be effective, the best foot and ankle programs begin with a comprehensive assessment and are followed with evidence-based corrective strategies. In this interactive workshop, learn some of the most common reasons for foot and ankle dysfunction, a systematic approach to assessments to identify and confirm the root cause, then how to design and correctly implement effective corrective strategies.

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265: Powerful Aging: Stop Loading, Start Exploding

Workshop Presented By: Cody Sipe, PhD

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FRIDAY, 1:30-3:30pm

Muscle power is a critical component of maintaining our functional abilities as we get older. Traditional resistance programs focus on slow and controlled movements that have little impact on muscle power. Traditional power-lifting programs are too risky and dangerous for the average aging adult. This session will cover all the critical aspects of a safe and effective functional power program—equipment, technique, moves, contraindications—for older clients and will demonstrate a variety of exercise movements.

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266: Create Better Nutrition Plans

Lecture Presented By: Ashley Koff, RD

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FRIDAY, 1:30-3:30pm

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.

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267: Six Success Secrets for Women in Leadership

Lecture Presented By: Shannon Fable

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FRIDAY, 1:30-3:30pm

The future is female, so you'd better prepare. Now, more than ever, women have the opportunity to step into leadership positions. You know you've got the skills, but what else does it take to make the leap and find success? While the ideas presented will be from the female vantage point, the tips shared are applicable to all, so, guys, you're welcome here!

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268: Three Pillars of Sustainable Client Results

Lecture Presented By: Mark Fisher

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FRIDAY, 1:30-3:30pm

In this presentation, Mark will offer an overview for creating sustainable changes in health and fitness. By drawing on real-world examples from the explosive growth of Mark Fisher Fitness, he will explore the necessary elements of successful long-term adherence, including social support, enjoyment and autonomy. In addition to a deeper understanding of theory, attendees will leave with immediately actionable items to improve results with their clients and dramatically grow their business.

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269: Anatomy in Three Dimensions™: Fascial Connections in the Core

Lecture Presented By: Brian Richey

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FRIDAY, 1:30-3:30pm

Use the Anatomy in Three Dimensions system to understand how the fascia structures and organizes the core for functional and dysfunctional movement. In this hands-on workshop, we will build the key muscles of the core and use a variety of fascial models to understand the relationship between the fascia and the muscles, and then see how they work together to create functional (and dysfunctional) movement patterns.

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270: Advancing the Bio-mechanical Model of Training

Lecture Presented By: Brian Bettendorf, MA, MS

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FRIDAY, 1:30-3:30pm

Client assessment, exercise selection and technique provided by trainers and coaches often use a biomechanical model to justify their use. Learn the strengths and weaknesses of the biomechanical model and how neuroscience can be used to simplify the training experience.

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300: Upper-Extremity Mechanics and Technique

Workshop Presented By: Fabio Comana, MA, MS

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FRIDAY, 4:25-6:15pm

Coaching efficient movement is fundamental for every professional, yet chronic injury rates continue to rise. Instructing proper form requires an understanding of stability and mobility throughout the kinetic chain and key principles in kinesiology. This session focuses on applied movement science research, where you will learn how to properly coach movement patterns and exercises in the upper extremity.

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301: Strong: How to Design and Coach an Effective Strength-Training Group Class

Workshop Presented By: Rachel Cosgrove

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FRIDAY, 4:25-6:15pm

Looking for new ideas to challenge your clients with a strength-training program in a group environment? Working with clients of all different levels and want to make sure everyone gets an appropriate workout? Strength training in your client's program is a must, so if you're teaching large groups, this session will give you a template to coach an effective large-group strength-training workout.

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302: Training the Corporate Athlete

Workshop Presented By: Michael Piercy, MS

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FRIDAY, 4:25-6:15pm

The everyday worker is becoming more and more sedentary. Overworked and overburdened, the average workers head off to jobs where they will sit for long periods of time and often neglect their health. In this session, learn ways to utilize sports conditioning principles to awaken the athlete within our everyday corporate workers, and help your clients increase their enthusiasm, athleticism and productivity!

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

Workshop Presented By: Fraser Quelch & Shana Verstegen

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FRIDAY, 4:25-6:15pm

Redefine what you know about TRX Suspension Training in this three-part session encompassing research, technique and coaching! Inform your training with the latest and most relevant Suspension Training research; expand your TRX exercise library with a series of more nuanced yet highly effective TRX movements and combinations; and learn to coach movements to drive physiology with impactful TRX coaching methods.

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304: Pre- and Postnatal Fitness: Training for Motherhood

Workshop Presented By: Jennifer Lungren, MPA

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FRIDAY, 4:25-6:15pm

The demands of motherhood continue to put strains and stress on a woman's body well past the 6-week postpartum mark. This session will go over the ever-changing body of mom and the best ways to train her in the gym so she can be the most successful in motherhood. Beginning with the biomechanics of motherhood, we'll then look at applying practical, functional exercises that will best strengthen her for the movements of motherhood. We'll also review the ACOG pre- and postnatal exercise guidelines.

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305: Customize Fitness Programs and Choose the Best Exercises for Every Client

Workshop Presented By: Lee Burton, PhD

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FRIDAY, 4:25-6:15pm

Everyone moves differently, so not every exercise is right for every body. This can make it challenging for us as fitness professionals to make the best choices for our clients. Fortunately, now there is an easy way to determine what types of exercises are (and are not) appropriate, allowing you to tailor a program to each person's specific needs. Join Lee as he unveils a new, straightforward, science-backed assessment that will help you select the best exercises to ensure the safest, most effective workout.

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306: Women, Hormones, Metabolism and Energy Expenditure: Unraveling a Complex Puzzle

Lecture Presented By: Len Kravitz, PhD

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FRIDAY, 4:25-6:15pm

This original lecture summarizes recently published research and the latest science on the physiological effects of hormones, metabolism and energy expenditure in women. A comprehensive review of fat metabolism, female abdominal obesity, body composition, endocrinology, caloric expenditure and female physiology related to exercise will be discussed. Resistance and aerobic training program designs, based on scientific studies and specifically for women, will be presented. This ultramodern lecture is a must-attend for any personal trainer who trains female clients.

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

Lecture Presented By: Rick Richey, MS

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FRIDAY, 4:25-6:15pm

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

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308: What You Don't Know About Your Clients Is Keeping Them From Better Results

Lecture Presented By: Ashley Koff, RD

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FRIDAY, 4:25-6:15pm

Your client does a lot each day, but do you know what goes in and on their body most often? You need to if you want to create personalized better recommendations that they can and will implement. Better nutrition assessments help you collect and review what your client is taking in to see what is better (what to keep) and what needs to be better (that's where you focus). No matter your license or skill, you need to assess your clients to determine if you can help them or need to refer them, what you should focus on first, and how you can create a personalized recommendation that builds on what they already do better. Join award-winning nutrition expert, Ashley Koff, as she teaches you how to do better nutrition assessments for different clients.

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309: Anatomy in Three Dimensions™: The Hip

Lecture Presented By: Brian Richey

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FRIDAY, 4:25-6:15pm

Use the Anatomy in Three Dimensions system to deepen your understanding of the hip and thigh muscles and how they work together to create stability, mobility, strength and power in the lower body. Together, we will review the bony landmarks of the pelvis, hip joint and femur, and build all of the muscles in the area. You will come away with a clear, three-dimensional view of the relationships in this area and how they work together to create functional movement.

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310: How to Set Up and Grow Your Online Personal Training Business

Lecture Presented By: Phil Carr

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FRIDAY, 4:25-6:15pm

Are you thinking about adding online training to your personal training services, but are not sure where to start? Phil will share with you the must do's of how to set up, manage and grow your online personal training business. Digital marketing will also be covered, so you will learn how to attract and scale your client base.

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410: Glute Training From Beginner to Advanced

Workshop Presented By: Greg Johnson, MS

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SATURDAY, 8:15-10:15am

All hail the king of athletic performance! The glutes are finally getting their well-deserved place in the gym in a quad-driven fitness world. From glute activation, isolation and enhancement, to exercises for strength, power and hypertrophy, this session will shine light on what moves are best and for what types of clients.

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411: Circuit Training Reconstructed

Workshop Presented By: Helen Vanderburg

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SATURDAY, 8:15-10:15am

Circuit workouts are the buzz! Keep your circuit classes fresh with inspiring new circuit formats, unique exercises and portable equipment. Using the Balance Body® Programming System, experience three different types of circuit formats to take back to your clients. Learn the secret to planning and delivering successful circuit classes for maximum success!

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412: BOSU®: Stability Ball Overhaul

Workshop Presented By: Elizabeth Lenart, MEd

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SATURDAY, 8:15-10:15am

Stability balls have stood the test of time as versatile and effective training tools for overall conditioning. In this workshop, you will renew your love for stability ball training with a complete overhaul of ball exercises. Learn innovative exercises and sequences in three training categories, from strength to core and mobility. Add fresh ideas to your ball basics toolbox and experience the unique principles of training with the BOSU Ballast Ball. If you think you have seen it all, think again!

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413: Resistance Band Resurgence

Workshop Presented By: Krista Popowych, BHK

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SATURDAY, 8:15-10:15am

The resistance band is the hidden holy grail of small fitness equipment. Not only is it super portable for the on-the-go trainer, it is easy to use and incredibly versatile, challenging and effective. In this workshop, walk away with a toolbox of exercises that will work the major muscle groups and cover foundational movement training. Starting with the correct mechanics for use, transitioning into various ideas for partner training and small groups, and ending with a workout that is hard to resist, this workshop will shine a new light on the benefits of resistance band training.

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414: Self-Care Strategies for the Shoulder

Workshop Presented By: Rodney Corn, MA

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SATURDAY, 8:15-10:15am

Breathing, overhead lifting, activities that involve the upper body, and our overall health and well-being depend on the functional ability of the shoulder ring. When we experience pain and discomfort in the shoulder ring, it can lead to poor movement quality, injury, chronic pain and a less than optimal mindset. If you enjoy helping people get out of pain, increase their mobility and live a better life, then come join me in this session. We will dive into some quick-hitting, practical and simple self-care strategies that help your shoulder, thoracic spine and mindset to move, feel and live better!

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415: A Common-Sense Approach to Correcting Movement

Workshop Presented By: Lee Burton, PhD

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SATURDAY, 8:15-10:15am

The concept of corrective exercise is not a new one, but A Common- Sense Approach to Correcting Movement explores new paths to create positive changes that are focused on maintaining functional movement patterns. During this session, Lee will describe how to effectively utilize the developmental sequence—the shared timeline that all humans follow during development—to improve function and movement. He will explore specific exercise progressions that will address many of the common movement and functional problems faced by so many.

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416: Cardio Training Revisited: Bridging Science With Practice

Lecture Presented By: Fabio Comana, MA, MS

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SATURDAY, 8:15-10:15am

Heart rate zones, HIIT training…We've heard and seen it all, but are they just fads or trends? How well rooted are they in evidence-based science? Do I need steady state or is it intervals, and what kind of recoveries do I need and for how long? It can certainly be overwhelming and confusing. In this session, we'll dive into the science, the myths and the facts, and provide clarity on how to work within a systematic model to deliver results for health, fitness and performance.

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417: My Social Media Experiment: From 1K–10K in 1 Year on Instagram

Lecture Presented By: Darren Jacobson

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SATURDAY, 8:15-10:15am

Take an entertaining and educational journey with Darren through his social media experiment as he worked to grow his social footprint on Instagram. Hear about his mistakes, failures and successes as he navigated this crowded space to find his own niche and successfully grow to 10,000 followers within a year!

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418: Specialty Camps for the Win

Lecture Presented By: Trina Gray

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SATURDAY, 8:15-10:15am

Build your fitness business on a rock-solid foundation of fun and community. Reach beyond membership fees and client training packages. Launch into specialty boot camps from 10 days to 6 weeks. There is a strategy behind it. Learn it. In this fast-paced, high-energy lecture, you'll get the exact formula for adding revenue-generating boot camp programs for all levels, as well as community weight loss challenges that will make you the talk of the town.

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419: Myths and Misconceptions of Balancing Hormones for Weight Loss

Lecture Presented By: Marc Bubbs, ND

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SATURDAY, 8:15-10:15am

We're in the midst of a weight gain and obesity epidemic with over 67% of the population now classified as overweight or obese. Are hormone imbalances to blame? Or are your hormones merely responding to the inputs of your diet, exercise and lifestyle? In this talk, Marc will explore the latest evidence on how your blood sugar hormone insulin, stress hormone cortisol, thyroid hormones and testosterone, and estrogen hormones are affected by your nutrition, training and lifestyle. He'll shed light on many of the myths and misconceptions around balancing hormones and highlight the fundamentals for success.

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420: Weight Loss Surgery: How to Help, Not Hurt…What You Need to Know

Lecture Presented By: Brian Richey

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SATURDAY, 8:15-10:15am

Over 68% of our population is either obese or overweight, and many of these individuals have been fighting with their weight for most of their lives with little to no success. Annually, nearly 300,000 people are turning to weight loss surgery as a "tool" to help them manage their weight. This is an ever-increasing demographic that needs help…your help. But did you know that these potential clients have very different needs than the average person? In this informative session, we'll take a look at the common weight loss surgeries and specific challenges these clients face. Learn exactly what to do, and more importantly, what you shouldn't do with these clients on their journey to permanent weight loss and a healthier lifestyle.

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430: The Get-Up

Workshop Presented By: Craig Marker, PhD

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SATURDAY, 10:35am-12:05pm

Although the get-up is at least 200 years old, modern science views it as an exceptional exercise. Gray Cook, physical therapist to Navy SEALs and NFL teams has said, "The Turkish get-up is the perfect example of training primitive movement patterns—from rolling over, to kneeling, to standing and reaching. If I were limited to choosing only one exercise to do, it'd be the Turkish get-up." In this session, you will learn all of the steps of get-ups, proper positioning and teaching cues.

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431: Fascia Facts and Myths

Workshop Presented By: Helen Vanderburg

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SATURDAY, 10:35am-12:05pm

Understanding human function and movement is rapidly evolving, and staying current with this trend is important for teaching and training clients. As we gain a deeper understanding of the physiological adaptations that are required for the human body to move with grace, power and endurance, the way we train has changed drastically over the past decade. The idea of isolation has moved to integration, whether it is to gain strength, stability or mobility. Stretching a muscle is being replaced with whole-body movement in a wide variety of patterns utilizing diverse techniques to maintain and gain mobility. In this full-body stability and mobility workshop, you will learn the main fascial lines, gain an understanding of how the fascial system affects movement, and practice fascial line movement patterns to enhance performance.

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432: Improve Performance With Instability Techniques

Workshop Presented By: Derek Snowden

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SATURDAY, 10:35am-12:05pm

Immerse yourself in movement performance training and discover how to optimize fitness results for all levels of clients and athletes. Use hydro training—reacting to constantly shifting water—and you'll experience why top-down instability techniques using the SURGE® Storm are so effective in enhancing biomotor ability, improving performance outcomes, and transferring to traditional strength and conditioning techniques. SURGE training is skill based, fun and complements any training approach. Leave this workshop with a huge inventory of exercises and tactics to improve and coach sport performance!

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433: Body Weight Boot Camp

Workshop Presented By: Mindy Mylrea

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SATURDAY, 10:35am-12:05pm

No equipment…well almost no equipment! Using the best tool you own—your body—you will experience a boot camp like no other. Mindy will deliver a super-cool, creative challenge with her signature off-the-chart skills and drills for any type of boot camp. Enjoy an interval workout that is an explosion for the sweat glands, and go home with more ideas, tips, tricks and games than you could possibly imagine.

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434: Raw Functional Training (RFT®)

Workshop Presented By: Dan McDonogh

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SATURDAY, 10:35am-12:05pm

Designed and created by Joseph Sakoda (aka Da Rulk), RFT is a revolutionary body-weight training movement curriculum specifically developed to improve mobility and increase functional strength while optimizing the central nervous system to maximize overall performance and conditioning. This curriculum also incorporates dynamic movement sequencing and sensory processing to activate the adrenal system and enable all energy systems to operate on the highest levels of efficiency. This session will not only change the way you think about body-weight training, it just might change your life!

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435: Bender Ball® Core: Never Crunch Again!

Workshop Presented By: Leslee Bender

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SATURDAY, 10:35am-12:05pm

Learn programming and exercises specifically for core, strength, flexibility and myofascial release, all new for 2020. Take home new exercises that incorporate the ball to enhance core activation, decrease back pain and reduce injures. If you have utilized a small ball for training in Pilates, group or strength training, then this session will give you the latest and greatest functional exercises with a true purpose, guaranteed.

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436: Long-Term Successes of Biomarker Testing With Blueprint for Athletes™

Lecture Presented By: Pratik Patel, MS

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SATURDAY, 10:35am-12:05pm

In this session, Pratik will examine the significance of the Blueprint for Athletes advanced blood-based biomarker testing and its actionable insights. He will discuss the biomarkers and their application to personal training, performance and overall health, and how it can help influence the programs you use with your clients. Hear case studies from the New York Giants on how they have used Blueprint for Athletes' biomarker data insights for the last 5 years to gain a competitive advantage through individualized nutritional protocols that help optimize player health, fitness and recovery.

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437: Setback to Comeback: The Fall and Rise of the Middle-Aged Athlete

Lecture Presented By: Fraser Quelch

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SATURDAY, 10:35am-12:05pm

After a lifetime defined by physical challenge and competition, global fitness leader Fraser Quelch was suddenly confronted with a life-threatening aneurysm and the spectre of open heart surgery. In this inspirational session, Fraser shares the details of his positive approach to a major setback, the championship mindset required to overcome the hurdles that are set in our path, and some of the most impactful behavioral and psychological considerations that will help you and your clients navigate through your darkest moments and everyday challenges.

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438: Earn More. Worry Less.

Lecture Presented By: Rachel Cosgrove

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SATURDAY, 10:35am-12:05pm

Increase revenue for your fitness business by honing your sales process and learning three ways to improve profits. Rachel will share the sales process that is the backbone of her highly profitable clubs. Learn to sell to different client personality types based on facts and relationship building. You'll leave with the tools you need to beef up your profit centers by identifying ways to bring in new members, sell more to existing members and raise prices without fear. Earning money in fitness does not need to be hard.

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439: HIIT Beyond Your MAX!

Lecture Presented By: Len Kravitz, PhD & Tony Nunez, PhD

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SATURDAY, 10:35am-12:05pm

The emerging research examining high-intensity interval training indicates numerous benefits for cardiovascular health, fat loss, insulin resistance, endurance, mitochondrial adaptation and cardioprotection. The physiological and metabolic mechanisms underlying all of these responses and adaptations will be discussed. Come learn all of the new HIIT programs (several from Len's lab) such as HIIT-Steady, HIIT-Circuit, HIIT-Cluster and more. HIIT-fanatic trainers will be overjoyed with the newest HIIT findings and ten great HIIT workouts.

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440: Cue Your Way to Success

Lecture Presented By: Pete Holman, MSPT

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SATURDAY, 10:35am-12:05pm

Have you ever witnessed a coach or martial arts sensei who can turn a mediocre athlete into a champion? Have you ever seen a trainer who seamlessly maximizes functional outcomes and body transformation for their clients? These results don't happen by accident, they are a culmination of using high-level cuing and buy-in to bring about positive change and self-actualization. This course will put you on the path to capitalizing on the secrets of the greatest coaches and trainers in history.

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450: Lunch Seminar: Structuring Your Online Personal Training Business With My PT Hub®

Lecture Presented By: Phil Carr & Lewis Agnew

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SATURDAY, 12:15-1:15pm

Moving into the online personal training space may seem like a daunting task. The aim of this lunchtime seminar is to help break down the key components needed to structure and scale your online fitness business.

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451: Sport Circuit Workout

Workout Presented By: Michael Piercy, MS

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SATURDAY, 12:15-1:15pm

Let loose your inner athlete with unique tools! In this workout, Michael will utilize functional tools to create a small-group atmosphere, allowing clients to unlock their inner athlete. Experience a creative sports-themed workout, with equipment designed to push your clients to new levels of athleticism.

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460: Code R.E.D.-Inclusive, Variable-Intensity Training

Workshop Presented By: Elizabeth Lenart, MEd

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SATURDAY, 1:30-3:30pm

Code R.E. D. is not only a workout template that provides familiarity for clients yet endless creativity for the coach, it is a training philosophy to Respect Every Decision, meeting your clients exactly where they are that day. This inclusive, variable-intensity training consists of a multidimensional workout comprising three phases: (1) resilience, EPOC and disruption, (2) resistance training, effort and delivery, and (3) recovery, education and debrief. You'll learn the methodology so you can easily progress and regress the workouts and create a community with your clients while you are at it!

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461: The Kettlebell Swing: The Exercise for All Athletes

Workshop Presented By: Craig Marker, PhD

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SATURDAY, 1:30-3:30pm

The swing is the foundation of effective kettlebell training, and with good reason. It not only dramatically improves performance in most sports, ranging from running to martial arts, but it also builds reactive and explosive strength. This session dives deep into the technique and methods of a proper kettlebell swing, and how to safely and effectively teach it to beginners.

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462: BOSU® Toolbox

Workshop Presented By: Melissa Weigelt, MS

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SATURDAY, 1:30-3:30pm

In this fast-paced workshop, you'll learn how to build a movement toolbox with the goal of exponentially expanding your BOSU Balance Trainer movement library. Using progressive variations of base skills, you'll discover how to create building blocks of metabolic, conditioning, core and mobility exercises that can then be fused into creative formats that are scalable and easily manipulated. This workshop will arm you with dozens of ideas, and leave you feeling motivated and inspired to fill that toolbox!

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463: Recovery: Helping Tissues Heal and Repair

Workshop Presented By: Rodney Corn, MA

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SATURDAY, 1:30-3:30pm

One of the hottest topics in the health, fitness and wellness industry is tissue recovery. Being able to help our tissues repair and heal is vital to our quality of life—physically, mentally and emotionally. It is also imperative for longevity, not just of our life span, but of our play span. Join me in this session as we be discuss and apply some practical processes to promote tissue recovery by helping to restore, refresh, and revive our bodies and minds.

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464: I Am Ageless Now™: Functional Flexibility and Mobility

Workshop Presented By: Leslee Bender

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SATURDAY, 1:30-3:30pm

I Am Ageless Now is a program specifically designed to provide strategies for people to live pain free with vitality and the ability to be active, no matter what chronological age they are. With millions of people actively aging, we need to know how to train with no pain! This session is science based and approachable, featuring mindful movement and motivational techniques. Leslee will provide the tools and information you need to help your clients improve joint mobility and stability.

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465: Breathe for Health and Performance

Workshop Presented By: Helen Vanderburg

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SATURDAY, 1:30-3:30pm

Breath is life! We have heard this statement before, but how does our breathing affect our physiology? In this session, we will discuss the anatomy and physiology of breathing. Learn how changing the intensity of the breath, the focus, the rhythm and intention through a variety of breathing techniques changes the nervous response in the body. Practice specific breathing techniques to decrease stress, increase core activation, improve focus, and enhance performance in life and activities.

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466: Simple, Selfish and Hungover-Changing Behaviors to Find Success

Lecture Presented By: Marc Bubbs, ND

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SATURDAY, 1:30-3:30pm

If weight loss is calories in versus calories out, what drives the behaviors to exercise or eat healthily? Do overweight or out of shape clients really not know what they should be doing, or is the roadblock the ability to make the changes and develop new habits? In this talk, Marc will review the fundamentals of evolutionary psychology that makes us all "simple, selfish and hungover," and how this impacts our decision-making and habits. He'll then review the latest research on successfully implementing behavior changes and the key factors that must be in place to help your clients develop the habits they need to succeed in the long term.

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467: HIIT for Clients With Obesity

Lecture Presented By: Alexis Batrakoulis, MS

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SATURDAY, 1:30-3:30pm

More than half of the U.S. population is struggling to lose weight and meet the recommendations for physical activity. Latest research findings suggest that both short- and long-term HIIT protocols, adapted to physiological and psychological client profiles, seem to be an effective, safe, time-efficient and enjoyable training approach for improving body composition, performance, health and quality of life in previously inactive adults with obesity. The differences between HIIT and continuous endurance training for persons with obesity will be analyzed, and science-based and progressive HIIT protocols and exercise programming strategies will be presented with the aim of linking research to application in the fitness setting.

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468: Wildly Profitable Personal Trainer, Powered by TRX®

Lecture Presented By: Fraser Quelch

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SATURDAY, 1:30-3:30pm

Explore progressive approaches to turning your personal training practice into a thriving business. In this session, Fraser will share his personal success stories along with many insights from his decades of experience. Redefine your business mindset, boost revenue, access new training markets and scale your business to new heights!

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469: Advance Your Business With Wearable Tech

Lecture Presented By: Ron Sobiek & Grace Kerr, MS

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SATURDAY, 1:30-3:30pm

Wearable technology is the number-one top trend in the fitness industry, according to the American College of Sports Medicine's annual Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends. Are you capitalizing on this trend to advance your business and help clients reach their goals? In this session, you'll learn how to effectively implement wearables to increase your customer lifetime value, how to use social connections to enhance the digital community and how you can use wearable technology to help clients form better exercise habits.

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470: Advanced Spinal Rehabilitation: Conditions, Correctives and Solutions

Lecture Presented By: Brian Richey

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SATURDAY, 1:30-3:30pm

Lower-back pain is the most common cause of disability in the U.S., with more than 80% of Americans suffering from lower-back pain at some point in their lifetime. Exercise has been shown to be one of the top treatment options for lower-back pain, but it has to be the correct exercise for the correct condition. Learn in depth the different spinal conditions you may face, how to assess these conditions, and what you can do to help clients manage and recover from these conditions.

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490: Bringing Back Foundation Strength Training: Uncomplicating Your Training for Optimal Results

Workshop Presented By: Greg Johnson, MS

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SATURDAY, 4:25-6:15pm

In a world of functional corrective exercises, HIIT, explosive speed and power work, and heart rate-based training, many people often skip foundational strength. This session will examine movements for maximum strength, strength endurance and strength hypertrophy, and their role in both performance and weight loss. Walk away with a plan for yearlong programming and progressions, as well as clarity as to when and where to focus on the basics.

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491: Functionally Fit Seniors

Workshop Presented By: Brian Richey

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SATURDAY, 4:25-6:15pm

Working with seniors can be challenging when they come to you with specific medical and musculoskeletal issues that stall their progress. In this session, we will examine the anatomy and pathology of the most common medical conditions seniors face. We'll also look at how to assess, train and progress the client while keeping them safe. You will not only learn specific exercises, but when and why they should be done based on the client's unique condition. Come to this session and take away tools that will make a difference in your client's progress.

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492: Holistic Core Training for Real Clients

Workshop Presented By: Alexis Batrakoulis, MS

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SATURDAY, 4:25-6:15pm

Sports-oriented core training approaches are not fully feasible and safe in the real-world fitness setting, although those examples are extremely attractive to clients who are trying to get fit. Latest research findings demonstrate that all populations who are seeking to improve function, health and performance need a holistic approach to core training. Learn how to design a science-based and applied core training routine for clients who were previously inactive, and how to work with their imbalances, dysfunctions and poor functional capacity. Find out how to coach static and dynamic stability core exercises, incorporating all three planes into exercise training regimens.

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493: Foundational Movement Assessment

Workshop Presented By: Pete Holman, MSPT

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SATURDAY, 4:25-6:15pm

In this session, participants will be exposed to foundational movement patterns and the common dysfunctions associated with these patterns. Once identified, movement dysfunction will be addressed with easy-to-implement corrective exercises. Participants will gain insight into what a physical therapist looks for in dysfunctional movement and the thought process that goes into corrective exercise selection. Begin to bridge the gap between personal training and sports medicine with this informative and practical session.

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494: The Role of the Nervous System in Mobility

Workshop Presented By: Brian Bettendorf, MA, MS

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SATURDAY, 4:25-6:15pm

Traditional stretching and self-myofascial release have 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 explore new techniques and modifications you can use on yourself and your clients.

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495: Keep Your Knees!

Workshop Presented By: Leslee Bender

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SATURDAY, 4:25-6:15pm

Most knee injuries and pain can be avoided or decreased when specific training techniques are added to a client's program. Most knee injuries or pain occur not in the knee itself, but above and below the knee due to dysfunctions of the foot or hip. Discover why shortening and overtraining the hip flexors (common in most supine core exercises) can result in misalignment of the knee and how this can be avoided. Also, learn what role the foot and ankle can play in the alignment and function of the knee to give it better stability and mobility for all activities that depend on it, from running to skiing.

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496: Protein Master Class: Health, Performance and Weight Loss

Lecture Presented By: Marc Bubbs, ND

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SATURDAY, 4:25-6:15pm

Protein is an essential macronutrient, yet seemingly surrounded with controversy. Many experts advocate for higher protein diets, while others warn it could come with adverse effects. In this talk, Marc will outline the latest evidence-based insights as it relates to protein intake for health, performance and weight loss. He'll discuss the differences between animal and plant proteins, how protein supplements fit into the equation, common questions about absorption and kidney health, optimal protein intakes for weight loss versus performance, and much, much more. Get all your protein questions answered in this highly informative and practical session.

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497: Five Keys to Fitness Leadership Mastery

Lecture Presented By: Dan McDonogh

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SATURDAY, 4:25-6:15pm

Do you want to increase client retention and inspire others to physical, emotional and mental greatness? There are five key elements to delivering both successful and inspirational sports performance and personal training experiences. An award-winning global fitness professional, Dan McDonogh attributes his success in the industry to adhering to these five principles every day. From mastery to owning "you," making these five key elements the basis for everything you do will not only have a more positive effect with the athletes/clients you serve but will also help you find more fulfillment in your career!

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498: Controversies in Resistance Training: Solved

Lecture Presented By: Len Kravitz, PhD

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SATURDAY, 4:25-6:15pm

This lecture will highlight some of the latest studies on resistance training and weight management, resistance training and resting metabolic rate, cortisol and protein catabolism, delayed onset muscle soreness, overtraining, metabolic stress, acidosis (the burn) and how to prevent it, exercise sequences, and much more. This is a must-attend lecture for all personal trainers wanting evidence-based answers to the pressing questions of optimal resistance training.

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499: Training the Female Athlete, Powered by TRX®

Lecture Presented By: Shana Verstegen

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SATURDAY, 4:25-6:15pm

This important session addresses critical considerations for optimizing the training of female athletes at three different stages. Join Shana as she shares her key insights and strategies for female performance, whether they be standard gender training considerations, pre/postnatal or seasoned veterans.

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500: Hitting Your Studio's Profit Goals

Lecture Presented By: Ashley Selman, MA

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SATURDAY, 4:25-6:15pm

Many studio owners often overlook the power of what the numbers can actually tell you about your business. What decisions are most likely to lead to increased profits? What revenue streams should you put more focus on, and what should you cut? How happy are your clients and your team? Are you spending your money in the right places? Are you missing the single most essential, but often overlooked, component to creating a sustainable business? By truly understanding your numbers, you will find all of the answers to these questions, and more! In this session, you will think about your numbers in a way you never have before, and you'll walk away with a specific plan of action that will move you toward your ultimate business success.

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600: The 3D Fascial Core

Workshop Presented By: Leslee Bender

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SUNDAY, 8:00-10:50am

Crunches are a thing of the past. Come discover the influence of the fascial lines that dictate the strength, flexibility and mobility of the core. The exercises in this session take you through the three planes of motion for the experience of true functional core training. This session will change the way you view core training and will demonstrate how fascia influences all movement in the human body.

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601: Foundational Movement Anatomy and Kinesiology Modeling

Workshop Presented By: Pete Holman, MSPT

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SUNDAY, 8:00-10:50am

If you need to brush up on your anatomy and how it applies to human movement, look no further. In this course, we will explore functional anatomy and how it applies to foundational movement, foundational movement assessment, and most importantly, how to coach, cue and correct dysfunctional movement. In this first-ever course offering, we will use 3D skeletal models to identify muscle origin and insertion, and apply the learnings to foundational movement. This course is taught by a physical therapist and is intended to help bridge the gap between personal training and rehabilitative medicine.

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602: 101 Ways to Transition to a Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet

Lecture Presented By: Bruce Mylrea & Mindy Mylrea

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SUNDAY, 8:00-10:50am

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 in behavioral change and nutrition, this lecture is jam packed with simple behavioral change strategies and nutritional tips to help your clients transition to a healthier lifestyle.

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603: Translating Science Into Application: Working With Special Population Clients

Lecture Presented By: Alexis Batrakoulis, MS

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SUNDAY, 8:00-10:50am

Approximately half of all U.S. adults have one or more chronic health conditions. This interactive session will present how personal trainers can integrate theory and practice while they are working with clients suffering from controlled lifestyle diseases. Understand how to apply the initial interview, preparticipation health screening, health and fitness assessment, individualized program design, health/wellness coaching skills, and behavior change strategies. Learn how to support clients who are medically cleared for participation in structured and supervised exercise training regimens for improving function, health and quality of life.

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604: Gain Freedom by Getting Online

Lecture Presented By: Trina Gray

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SUNDAY, 8:00-10:50am

If you want to grow your business income, life freedom and fitness reach, this is your business session. Learn how to strengthen your career by adding online coaching to your toolbox. Hear from IDEA Fitness Leader of the Year, Trina Gray, how she leveraged a strategic partnership with Team Beachbody®to build a team of online coaches and a base of loyal clients. Combine virtual workouts and proven nutritional plans, along with personal development and peer accountability. This winning combination leads to a rewarding career with life balance.

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610: Functional Flexibility for the Active Aging

Workshop Presented By: Leslee Bender

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SUNDAY, 11:00am-1:00pm

This session will help you keep your clients ageless and active through specific techniques utilizing planes of motion and gravity. Learn strategies for postural assessment that translate into individualized programming for improving mobility and stability. Understand the relationship of the fascial lines and the influence of the integrity of the joints, as well as why alignment is key to less pain and better function. Walk away with the tools to keep your clients moving through life at any age with functional flexibility.

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611: Essential Seven: Bulletproof Your Back-Lower-Back Pain (Re)Solved

Workshop Presented By: Brian Richey

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SUNDAY, 11:00am-1:00pm

Over 80% of Americans suffer from lower-back pain in their lifetime. One of the best treatment options is exercise, however, you need to make sure you are doing the correct exercise for each specific condition. Investigate the different spinal conditions you may face, how to assess these conditions, and what you can do to help clients manage and resolve them.

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612: Weight Loss Versus Fat Loss: Clinical Applications

Lecture Presented By: Greg Johnson, MS

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SUNDAY, 11:00am-1:00pm

Join Greg as he teaches you the differences between weight loss and fat loss programming so you can determine what your clients really need. This session will tackle the fat loss myths and provide the facts. You'll learn how to assess and program for short-term and long-term benefits.

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613: The Hows and Whys of Fasting

Lecture Presented By: Bruce Mylrea & Mindy Mylrea

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SUNDAY, 11:00am-1:00pm

Intermittent fasting is all the rage, but before you jump into this latest trend, learn the science, the history, the benefits and how to do it right. This lecture will uncover the key components to this practice, and how to use it safely and effectively for you and your clients.

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614: The Evolution of Your Fitness Career

Lecture Presented By: Ashley Selman, MA & Jessica Bottesch, MA & Ronda Williams, MS

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SUNDAY, 11:00am-1:00pm

It is imperative for fitness professionals to learn the proven tips and strategies necessary to build a long-term, successful and sustainable career. In this engaging and practical talk, you will hear stories from three veteran studio owners about the exact steps that led to their success at each phase of their careers. These lessons will take you from aspiring trainer, to fitness manager or studio owner, to having your own fitness brand (speaking, mentoring or getting online) and beyond! You will get clear action steps that you can immediately implement to shorten your path to financial success and help you create the fitness career of your dreams!

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