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213 TRX Functional Training Circuit

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

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212 Gentle, But Powerful Program Design

With the popularity of HIIT, Tabata, CrossFit®, INSANITY® and other intense workout formats, the general population is getting the message that you have to go hard all the time to see results. However, this mentality can lead to chronic injuries. This session will review techniques for helping clients achieve life-changing results without beating them up…

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211 Build a Better Backside

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

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210 Power Training: The Ultimate Training Tool

Athletes need power to hit a home run, score the winning three-pointer on the buzzer or sprint to the finish line. Our clients need power to climb stairs, lift a bag of groceries or even get out of a chair. We all need to be more powerful. In this session, learn what power is, its…

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102: PRE-EVENT: Theragun Performance Specialist Course by Therabody

Percussive therapy can be a powerful tool in helping you and your clients improve mobility, movement performance and recovery. This interactive, 4-hour course is the first step for any personal trainer or performance coach who would like to immerse themselves into percussive therapy. You will learn the essential skills to effectively use percussive therapy for personal…

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100: PRE-EVENT: Functional Aging Specialist Certification by FAI

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.…

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350 Integrated Core Connections

Integrated movement patterns require a transmission of forces whether the movement is initiated from the ground up or top down. In either case, the forces are either transferred or mitigated and must pass through the central unit. This principle prompts discussion of how the great toe, foot, ankle, hips, torso and arms are all a…

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357 Authentic Movement: The Power of Meditation

Authentic Movement is a unique and powerful workshop designed to create a full physical, mental and spiritual experience. You will learn the differences and similarities between each form of meditation practice and gain a powerful self-awareness through meditative movement.

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356 How To Coach Indoor Rowing

Interest in indoor rowing for health and fitness, as well as sports performance, has seen significant growth. However, the technical aspects of rowing have made this modality less accessible to coaches and trainers. Additionally, the lack of proper form for many individual users predisposes them to a myriad of chronic and traumatic injuries. This session…

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352 Balanced Body® Boot Camp: Train Smarter, Not Harder

Bringing mind, body and spirit together, Balanced Body Boot Camp provides the perfect balance of form and function with the intensity of a boot camp workout. Training hard doesn’t always mean training fast. In this unique session, you will experience how slow and controlled precision movement execution will kick up the intensity in training and…

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351 I’ve Fallen and I CAN Get Up: Power Training for Seniors

A faster contraction is a safer contraction, and the main fear of the senior client is falling and not being able to get up. In this talk, Tim will discuss the importance of training the senior client for power. Recognizing the aspects of power loss and its effects on balance, coordination and mental well-being is…

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347 UNWIND—Stretching Defined and Applied

Stretching is an important component of any client success strategy for improved fitness and wellness. Learn the principles of static, active, passive and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF), and which to incorporate into client training sessions or group fitness classes. Featuring solo and partner stretching protocols, this session will provide you with a variety of tools…

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346 The Fundamentals of Kettlebell Flow

Capitalize on the kettlebell’s unique advantages and its ability to diversify and challenge foundational movements. This session will introduce simple and effective kettlebell-based training patterns and progressions to integrate into client training programs.

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342 AMRAP, EMOM, OMG!

AMRAPS (as many rounds/reps as possible) and EMOMS (every minute on the minute) were popularized by CrossFit® and are now commonly used in many group fitness and personal training programs. This session breaks down the science and physiology behind these HIIT formats, while taking the participants through a variety of AMRAP and EMOM workouts and…

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341 Programming Solutions for Enhanced Spinal Function

When you can’t correct, provide mobility and stabilize! Spinal deviations are common in several forms, from kyphosis and lordosis to scoliosis. While fully correcting these dysfunctions is not always feasible, fitness professionals can still encourage strength throughout the spine and improve functional mobility. Learn how to better assess spine movement and design dynamic strength and…

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327 The New Anatomy of Yoga: Learn the Deep Core Line

Discover a seven-step template for teaching any yoga style more effectively and safely for fuller classes and happier students. Learn the muscle-fascia meridian that will transform your teaching and rock your students’ worlds! Suggested Equipment: Yoga mat.

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323 Train Clients Happy for Better Retention and Results

When it comes to health and fitness services, it’s not only what you offer, it’s how you offer it. Discover the secret sauce to offering training programs that improve participation and results by leading with a positive and uplifting approach. Review the latest research findings in the science of happiness and learn practical tips on…

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322 Corrective Exercise and Injury Prevention for Group Training

Group exercise and HIIT programs are on the rise and here to stay. Unfortunately, so are orthopedic injuries of the shoulders, back and hips directly related to exercises and strategies being taught in these classes. In this dynamic and interactive workshop, you will discover how many common exercises and cues directly cause and perpetuate shoulder,…

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320 Power Training for the Everyday Client

We know the performance benefits of power training for athletes, but it can seem daunting to apply it to our personal training clients. Evidence shows that everyday clients can benefit greatly from incorporating power training into their programs. The challenge is in selecting and progressing the right exercises that match the client’s needs and abilities.…

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317 STOTT PILATES®: Total-Body Sculpting

Explore exercises to increase core and peripheral strength while adding multidimensional joint movements, variety and challenge to the basic Flex-Band® exerciser routine developed by the Merrithew™ team. Discover how this resistance band can transform simple Matwork™ exercises while maintaining focus on precision and control.

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