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241 Digital Innovation and the Future of the Personal Trainer

The fitness industry has always been one of innovation and change, and never has that been more true than in the last decade. With rapid advances in mobile technology, fitness has changed from an activity reserved for a few hours a week into a lifestyle that fits in your pocket and follows you everywhere you…

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242 Guerilla Marketing for Your Business

Do you always feel you are frantically trying to come up with a marketing initiative that is easy to implement, effective, worth the effort and doesn’t cost a fortune? If you’re like most managers, you’re continuously behind the 8-ball rushing to finalize all the details of the next strategy that will entice clients to try…

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235 Balance Training and Corrective Exercises for Active Agers

Falls are a serious threat to older adults and often lead to hip fracture, traumatic brain injury, disability, nursing home admission and even death. With the growth of the aging population, fall prevalence is expected to increase, making balance training a high priority for this population. In this session, we will explore the key risk…

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236 Speed Dating Exercise Circuits!

The best thing about speed dating exercise circuits is that you can move quickly along and have some fun while you’re at it! In this session, we will experience the five key benefits of circuit training in a format that works the whole body. From partner drills to plyos, endurance training, abs and more, your…

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237 Party on the Step

Increase your brain performance and fitness in this challenging club-like step session. Creatively use many movement disciplines as we build on 32-count choreography until we reach the finished product. This session combines fun and neural plasticity at its best!

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238 BOSU® Toolbox

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…

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232 Sole Sisters—Dancers and Yogis Unite

Barre enthusiasts, yogis and dancers practice barefoot because it reflects core values like deep connection to the body and emotions. So, if you’re teaching barefoot, you should know the fundamentals of foot fitness! Learn foot-focused exercises and cuing techniques that you can apply to your formats immediately. Next, we’ll put your invigorated feet to the…

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233 STOTT PILATES®: Matwork™ Programming for Foundational Movement

In this workshop, participants will experience a dynamic warm-up, combining multiplanar functional movement patterns reinforced by the STOTT PILATES Basic Biomechanical Principles and the Merrithew™ Fascial Movement Variables. A wide variety of props will be introduced, including the Foam Cushion C, Stability Barrel™, Flex-Band® and Toning Balls™, to enhance a client’s movement quality and address…

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220 Kick-Off Coffee Talk

Kick off your Club & Studio Summit experience with a fun, interactive coffee hour. Interact with Club & Studio faculty and IDEA Award winners Trina Gray and Brian Nunez for an opening networking session. Connect with your fellow attendees and get high-level coaching on the spot from the top leaders in our industry. Come ready…

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221 The Neuroscience of Healthy Habits That Stick (Nutrition & Behavior Change Summit)

It’s become clear that the string holding together the pearls of a holistic wellness program—nutrition, exercise, stress reduction and recovery—is sustainable behavior-change. Dr. DiGangi, a neuropsychologist who has devoted her career to the connection between our brain and our behavior, will address evidence-based strategies to guide clients toward behavior modification that sticks.

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224 Lower-Back Savers

Affecting at least 80% of the population and totaling nearly $200 billion in lost productivity and healthcare costs, lower-back pain is a major public health problem. Undoubtedly, you’ll encounter a client with lower-back pain and you must be competent with corrective and integrated exercise strategies to alleviate discomfort, minimize injury and maximize results. Learn about…

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226 How to Use Kettlebells as a Weapon Against Weakness!

In this session, you will define the ultimate swing, hinge and press movements that the kettlebell unlocks like no other training tool. We’ll compare the kettlebell to other popular training tools such as barbells and dumbbells, identify how you can use it as a tool to deliver incredibly effective workouts with minimal space and time,…

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227 Fascia Facts and Myths

Fascia is the hottest topic in the fitness, yoga and Pilates industry today. Understanding human function and movement is rapidly evolving, and staying current with this evolving trend is important for teaching and training clients. In this full-body stability and mobility workshop, you will learn the main fascial lines, gain an understanding of how the…

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