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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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355 Create a Cult Fitness Following

PlyoJam® creator and celebrity trainer, Jason Layden, will show you how to grow your classes and build a loyal following in the studio! Learn the art of connecting with your students on a whole new level! In this workshop, you will discover the seven characteristics of a rockstar teacher and how to find those game-changing…

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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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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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311 A Systems Approach to Enhancing Mobility and Performance

The link between mobility and performance is clear; however, guiding our clients down this path can be cloudy because life and injuries conspire against our ability to move freely. This session blends time-honored, tested training methods with new research and science to help you deliver a systematic approach to assessing and improving your client’s or…

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257 Balanced Body®: Pilates Power Mat

Do your fitness clients complain that Pilates is not hard enough while you know that it’s just what they need? Learn techniques for enhancing intensity without teaching exercises beyond the client’s level. Through cuing, timing, sequencing and programming, discover how to make all your clients love Pilates.

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256 B Strong BFR Training™—The Biohack for Aging Baby Boomers

Have you heard the buzz about blood-flow restriction training? BFR is one of the newer training techniques to hit the rehab and sports performance worlds and is also being recognized as a potent training method for aging baby boomers. By restricting venous return of blood flow with safe, elastic B Strong Bands, the body is…

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247 Cardio Yoga

Join Stacey for a sweat-drenched, mind-altering exercise experience that will shift your fitness endorphin high into the next dimension! This is not simply yoga sped up; it’s smart fitness blended with powerful yogic philosophy. Based on scientific “Power Posturing” and rhythmic drills, it’s the perfect practice for fitness fans who “can’t slow down” for yoga…

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226 Ride and Rise to Greatness by Keiser®

Join Krista and Sergio in this inspiring indoor cycling workshop, where you will discover tips and techniques for connecting all the dots of a great ride. Cycling enthusiasts come from all backgrounds and inspiring them through various cues, ride profiles, different languages and music is part of the whole ride experience. A great indoor cycling…

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