The SAID Principle says the body adapts to specific physical demands during exercise. Functional training is the application of the SAID Principle that can be used to help clients move better, lose weight and build muscle. Learn the science of functional training and specific exercise-program design strategies that can deliver results clients want.
Coaching efficient movement throughout the kinetic chain is a fundamental goal for every professional, yet chronic injury rates continue to rise. Instructing proper form requires a solid understanding of stability and mobility throughout the kinetic chain. Explore the latest research and how to properly coach the movement patterns of the upper extremity.
MMA-inspired workouts are everywhere, and CORE DE FORCE from Beachbody LIVE is the predesigned format that makes it easy to lead the fight — one badass class at a time. In this workshop you’ll learn the class-teaching formula as well as the authentic techniques behind the stances, punches, and kicks.
Refreshing your barre choreography doesn’t have to be a chore. While you want to stay true to the purpose of barre, it doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with new ideas. Learn how to manipulate movement elements to create fresh sequences that will inspire and energize your students’ class experience.
Circuits are all the buzz, allowing clients and members to work at their own pace and effort level. Creating repetition lets everyone in the circuit master the foundation, build endurance, and push harder. This workshop, powered by Balanced Body, will showcase cardio and resistance circuits using pyramids and stacks for maximum efficiency.
The Warrior® Workout is designed for men and women of all ages and fitness levels. Taught in rounds followed by short periods of active recovery, the workout challenges the mind and body simultaneously, including motivational guidance to help participants overcome their self-imposed limitations and realize their potential physically and mentally.
Journey into a new and beautiful fitness space that incorporates movement and flow. Using the Flow Wand, this class allows you to enter into a new dimension of fitness where you and the Flow Wand create beautiful, synchronized movement to music.
Learn to help our active agers face one of the biggest fears of aging: falling. We will approach this through a research-based approach to barefoot fitness made for them. Learn guidelines and practical approaches for foot hygiene, muscular anatomy, and stability and mobility games to decrease falls and improve overall foot function, barefoot!
Are you ready to have your mind blown? Prepared to have wait list classes? Learn the secret to creating a buzz in the locker room. You’ll discover how to build class designs that WOW your participants by integrating the latest cycling protocols through Schwinn’s proven system.
Study the science behind movement patterns with a purpose. Practice specific movement to increase ROM, functional strength, and balance while working out in the environment well-suited for the active ager. Make a few small changes in your routines and see great functional gains.
Deep water lends itself to a complete high-intensity training with power and no impact, offering a tremendous training alternative without the potential risk of injury. Achieve weight loss and increase EPOC in a class design that’s an effective and unique option for water enthusiasts of all fitness levels.
Are your clients eating healthy but still seem unable to lose unwanted body fat? Are they lacking energy during their training program? Kimberly discusses how deficiencies hinder client results and make your job more difficult. Learn how micro-nutrients influence metabolism, well-being, and performance. Effectively help your clients become vitamin-infused all-stars. (LECTURE)
Whether you are brand new to teaching Group Fitness or you need a refresher, this session is for you! Receive all of the tips and tricks you need to become a top-notch instructor, from music to timers to planning your class. Bring your questions and let’s troubleshoot together. (LECTURE)
As a fitness professional in one of the fastest growing and most dynamic industries, how will you stand out? This session will provide the tools that you can apply to your brand and take not only your own success – but your clients’ success – to the next level. (LECTURE)
StairMaster® has created a formula that allows clubs and trainers alike to utilize any and all available equipment with unique interval protocols, resulting in endless options for Plug & Play workouts that are: Scientifically Sound, Results-Driven, Interactive, Scalable, Exciting & Engaging and Team/Community-centric! Plug in the details and PLAY!
Sweat. Sculpt. & ROCK in this cardio jam session inspired by the infectious, energizing, and sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums. Instead of listening to music, you become the music in this full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and Pilates-inspired movements.
SPORT™ by Group Rx is a game-changer. Using a variety of tools such as steps and dumbbells, learn how strategically chosen movements conquer fears and leave you and your participants with a “Yes I Can!” attitude. SPORT™ by Group Rx training strengthens the heart, increases bone mineral density, and tones the entire body with every move you make.
Get ready to feel stronger and more fit than you can imagine with exercises based on the science of fascia, planes of motion, and necessary recovery. Experience the best method to keep your clients injury and pain free. Discover why the body must recover mentally and physically to stay on the path of wellness. Align the body more efficiently through scientific strategies proven to work.
Revolutionize your cardio workout and feel the Latin Heat with exotic world rhythms in red-hot, never-before-seen ways. This class will challenge and inspire you! Learn how to make your routines ‘pop’ with hits from multi-platinum Latin artists like Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, Enrique Iglesias, and more. Walk in, dance out!
By mixing HIIT and Hip Hop, this high intensity class provides a sassy sweat session that’ll leave you wanting more! HIIT-HOP not only incinerates calories, this workout also enhances EPOC to burn fat calories post workout. Get that inner spirit animal ready and let’s HIIT our way through Hip Hop songs!
Many clients have the forward shoulder and head positions that contribute to chronic tightness and discomfort and inhibit them from exercising at the level they want. In this dynamic presentation, you’ll discover how the shoulder truly works, corrective and functional exercises, and incorporating the most effective cuing to address the forward shoulder and head positions.
Members say: “I need more yoga in my life”—let’s bring it to them and keep them coming back for more.—This class gives you tools to enhance your participants yoga experience. Take this information back to your club and yoga instructors creating new blissful experiences.
FR2H – PROGRESSIVE SYSTEMS TO SELF-MYOFASCIAL RELEASE
To see change, exercise modalities must progress. The body will adapt only if the stimulus is consistent and becomes more challenging over time. Foam rolling is no exception. Begin with superficial, static techniques which will help lay the foundation for deeper, active techniques. Feel the benefits and design better programs.
The 3 C’s are the secret behind every successful cycling instructor: Content, Connection, and Charisma. Take a deep dive into what makes an ordinary class extraordinary and learn trade secrets to take your class to the next level. You do not want to miss this workshop!
Explore the benefits and challenges of working your core in an aquatic environment. Use progressions and regressions for a variety of routines that ensure greater participant success regardless of fitness experience. Leave with eight new 64-count choreography sequences (all written down!) Discover a flood of new WATERinMOTION®-inspired Aqua Core Options!
Attract new water-fitness participants to your class with a toolbox of motivational verbal and nonverbal methods. Keep your members off the sofa by burning calories in the water with cardio-building, effective, simple, and fun moves that will keep them coming back to find their inner water MANIAC!
We eat, burn, and obsess about calories, but are these values we use even correct? What about calories in versus calories out? What about higher-intensity exercise with more carbohydrate calories vs. lower-intensity with more fat calories? This session will separate old science from new and fact from fiction. Leave with a clearer understanding of the facts, so you can program and educate effectively. (LECTURE)
Do you like the idea of creating an online fitness product or program and generating passive income? Join Rachel for a thoroughly exciting presentation as she walks you through the idea process, digital creation, how to market it, and how to launch and scale. Understand how to use social media platforms to spread your message, brand your product and get sales. (LECTURE)
While men and women come from different worlds they do share the same office. Revisit stereotypes about gender roles in business and use confidence, competition, and character to confront the odds and become an inspiring leader. Learn to correct common mistakes and become empowered to make game-changing decisions. Come with plenty of questions to help advance your career!
This cardio-boxing class uses the best asset in your studio: YOU! Experience a high-intensity level of training that incorporates the technique work of punches, method training, and core work in one class. If you like to move to the beat of the music, you will LOVE this workout, which not only burns up calories and works your body, but also trains your mind.
Coaching proper form is a fundamental responsibility for every professional, yet it requires a solid understanding of stability and mobility throughout the kinetic chain. Learn how to properly coach the movement patterns of the lower extremity – bend-and-lift or squat and step/lunge, and explore 3-dimensional variations that add fun and function to your programs.
Speedball is an intense, NON-STOP multi-directional conditioning program featuring the revolutionary SpeedBALL. Progressions to increase range of motion or add impact are available to challenge the conditioned athlete, but the base techniques are safe and functional for any fitness level. The program simultaneously challenges muscular endurance and integrates functional core training without sacrificing cardiorespiratory intensity.
TEN exercises, TEN reps, TEN rounds! This ferocious ladder approach progresses with each round – and you never have to answer, “how many?” Use in one-on-one or group workouts with unison or station formats. Learn a multitude of “TEN” drills to plug into a ladder template, with dynamic coaching techniques tying it all together.
Renovate your yoga formats with a variety of transformational practices that benefit body, breath, and mind. Learn to complement dynamic asana flow (yang yoga) with a slower-paced practice (yin yoga) to create a balanced movement experience enhancing your relaxation response.
In this session you will learn the Functional Aging Training model and apply it to 4 levels of functional circuit workouts for active aging clients. This is a hands-on workshop so come prepared to move as we work through beginner to advanced level functional circuits.
Sara Kooperman, JD, MEd, Irene Lewis-McCormick, MS, CSCS, Connie Warasila & Billie Wartenberg
Bring a tidal wave of energy and excitement to the pool! The fabulous Women of MANIA® will provide a flood of new ideas that will give new meaning to fluid fun. Plunge into a fantastic workout that covers all body parts and add a major splash of WOW! to your aqua classes.
Scores of new diet books are published every year by the $60B weight loss industry, so why is the general population still is gaining weight? What gives? Mindy and Bruce sift through scientific evidence of the biggest diet trends to diagnose which, if any, actually work for sustained, healthy, long-term weight loss.
Going digital with your group ex music is a positive change that saves you time, money, hassle, and stress. Technologically challenged? We’ll remove the barriers, hold your hand and hook you up with a free music subscription. Bring your device and get ready to explore with these two icons of fitness. (LECTURE)
Energize your group training sessions with mix-and-match micro circuits! Experience plug-and-play, short circuit workouts with targeted training goals such as muscular strength, metabolic conditioning, and mobility. Decrease your program planning time by learning how to mix and match these quick circuits to create a unique group training experience that will keep them coming back for more!
Pulling for Power™ with SGT Ken® utilizes extremely effective Variable Intensity Interval Training (VIIT) techniques with WaterRower drills and calisthenics uniquely arranged to muster muscle fatigue like never before. VIIT can help you burn body fat for 24 hours from a 60-minute workout. Pull for power today to produce progress tomorrow!
Aerobics is Back, Bigger, Better, HIGHer! HIGH Fitness is a hardcore, fun, group fitness class that takes Aerobics to the next level with modern fitness techniques. HIGH combines FUN with INTENSITY and CONSISTENCY. HIGH Fitness can be modified for beginners or athletes. It’s proven to produce repeat participants and results!
That yellow jersey requires mental toughness and a never-quit conviction to a goal bigger than yourself. Learn to cultivate true grit through your coaching. This workshop is based on cutting-edge sport psychology strategies designed to add volume and intensity to your instructor playbook.
Make a splash and experience Aqua Zumba®. This refreshing, invigorating ZUMBA® pool party includes many different Latin and International dance rhythms in a whole new way! Experience this unique workout that complements muscles and allows individuals, including those that are fit and those with physical limitations, to join the ZUMBA® experience!
Introducing new exercise strategies to keep your body adapting (and growing stronger) with each punch and kick creates a positive skill-building environment. Learn how CORE DE FORCE integrates the “technique checklist” to introduce class goers to new moves and skills for adaptation vs. accommodation. (LECTURE)
If you want to improve your reaction time, agility, stamina, or coordination, BoxMaster® is the opponent for you! With the ability to cater to all fitness levels, the BoxMaster® will excite greater participation in boxing-style fitness training and help boost your client/member retention with an entirely different way to get in shape!
In every other HIIT program, music is an afterthought. STRONG by Zumba® combines HIIT with the science of Synced Music Motivation. Using only bodyweight, workout to music engineered to match every move. Feel the beat to push students into a new level of intensity. Let It Sync In™. Attendee Challenges and PRIZES!
After each Strong by Zumba® session, we invite you take part in our STRONG by Zumba® Challenge! (Push Up, Burpee, Squats, Planks)! WINNERS RECEIVE PRIZES! JOIN HERE.
Did you know? More than 25 million individuals experience incontinence and 75-80% are females. More than one million women have abdominal and/or pelvic surgeries each year. Traditional core training approaches for these women rarely work and can frequently exacerbate their issues. Discover why many female clients struggle with abdominal and pelvic floor issues.
Want to discover fresh and exciting group fitness classes? Beachbody LIVE Master Trainers deliver a sampling of predesigned classes that touch all aspects of group exercise. Push your limits with INSANITY, strengthen head to toe with P90X, train MMA-style with CORE DE FORCE, and perfectly blend Pilates and Yoga with PiYo.
It’s easy to get in a rut! Do you find yourself using the same equipment every time? It may be time to reinvigorate your barre class with other available tools. This enlightening session offers unique ideas on how to incorporate different types of equipment for a better barre experience.
FR4E – PREVENTION & RECOVERY THROUGH MUSCLE STIMULATION
The latest technology of injury prevention and muscle recovery now fits in your pocket. We will show you how you and your clients can experience a transformative physiological experience with the use of our device, which is already helping millions across the world.
Take total body conditioning to the next level by combining the BOSU® Balance Trainer and BOSU® Bar to enhance strength, stability, balance, and core activation. Experience 100+ exercises, master the ‘Graduation Grid,’ and expand your conditioning toolbox. Grip, tip, flip, or strip, and the simplest of exercises will feel brand new and be accessible for all!
This new Bootcamp inspired Pilates format is easy to teach while challenging our basic concepts of mind-body protocols. THE TWIST: You’ll use traditional Pilates methods and equipment and compound the training with creative alternatives. Nico and Jeff demonstrate numerous formats that will be based on time, repetition, and/or intensity. Get ready for amazing sequences that are easy to implement.
We often hear “foam rolling after exercise helps flush out lactic acid and reduce soreness,” but does research support this? Foam rolling can promote circulation, create tissue pliability and initiate the recovery process, but this may not mean no soreness. Learn the TriggerPoint™ foam rolling programming application to speed up and enhance recovery.
Become a music magician! Learn what to play, when to play it, and where to FIND the music and remixes that no one else on your team will have. Music is magic and we are going to make you all magicians!
Group ex instructors have a variety of choices for creating water-based classes. Instead of just one approach, Yury will present a buffet of innovative ways to achieve the same goal: make your hearts stronger with cardioprotective benefits. Instantly abandon boredom with class ideas Yury has been sharing with his clients in Asia for years.
Bring a tidal wave of excitement to your pool! Learn eight new 64-count choreography blocks, which will be provided in written form, that you easily can incorporate immediately into your aqua classes. These WATERinMOTION®-inspired moves provide a low-impact, high-energy challenge that tightens and tones the entire body and floods your classes with fun.
Come together to explore controversial research, ask questions, and discover cutting edge options in food and nutrition. Hear from these nutrition experts on how and why they choose to eat the way they do. You will leave “feeling full” of ways to make smarter choices when it comes to fueling your body. (LECTURE)
Learn how to launch a small group personal training model from scratch. Either into an existing health club business or launch a brand new business. This model can be dropped into existing studios, health clubs or brand new stand alone locations.
Do you have an idea for a class, program, concept, or brand and want to know how to package it, scale it, and sell it? Rachel walks you through the steps to create and scale your own health and wellness brand using social media and digital marketing. (LECTURE)
StairMaster® has created a formula that allows clubs and trainers alike to utilize any and all available equipment with unique interval protocols, resulting in endless options for Plug & Play workouts that are: Scientifically Sound, Results-Driven, Interactive, Scalable, Exciting, & Engaging and Team/Community-centric! Plug in the details and PLAY!
Create quick and effective pre-and post-workout routines in an easy-to-follow group or one-on-one format. Learn the science of soft tissue release and flexibility training using Power Systems® massage peanuts and strength bands. Explore reciprocal and autogenic inhibition techniques and ways to create recovery that contribute to optimal performance with immediate and long-term results.
Come and experience a booty-kicking workout. You will learn 4 different “below the belt” combinations that are as creative as they are effective. Packed with critical cutting-edge research, this session delivers amazing glute and leg routines for your Monday morning crowd.
Musculoskeletal injuries have accounted for 57 million + healthcare visits. As group fitness programs and high-intensity exercise routines grow, it’s critical to learn how to offer clients a little of what they want and a lot of what they need. Learn how to design programs that deliver results without injury.
Using the Smart Bells and a Barre, discover fun, new ways to build a strong, efficient, and graceful body for you and your clients. Powered by Balanced Body, use the Balanced Body Movement Principles and ThinkFit™ strategies to create fun and functional sequences to music.
Bring the individually choreographed class back and learn to create and breakdown a limitless series of cardiokickboxing combos taught utilizing 32 count music. Keep the energy flowing and your participants moving with an array of punching and kicking while incorporating agility, core, and spunk. The magic is in the breakdown.
Hip tightness and discomfort are two of the leading causes of decreased performance and chronic pain. The psoas and glutes are vital to maintaining optimal function of the hip and spine. Unfortunately, most strategies focus only on stretching the psoas and strengthening the glutes. Discover how to identify the signs of dysfunction and the corrective exercises to improve psoas and glute function.
Ideal for beginners and those who want a safe and effective class experience to build a solid Pilates foundation. Focus on form and alignment to help you master the Pilates fundamentals, so that you can get the most out of your workout as you become more advanced.
This creative workshop focuses on yoga postures done with the support of a chair. Standing, seated, and floor work poses are beautifully blended into asanas that encompass a creative strength building and flexibility promoting workout. A union of mind, body, and spirit are at the heart of this program with special attention focused on activities of daily living and the ability to rise, fall, and flow by oneself. Supported by a group of like-minded individuals, this program has far-reaching positive effects on aging exercisers of all shapes and sizes, building communities with a mindful attention to self-awareness.
While we love motivating on the bike, we know what we do off the bike is an integral part of a well-balanced fitness program. We explore the ranges of motion and common muscular imbalances involved in indoor cycling and arm you with tools to create complementary flexibility and strength-based programs. Experience 2 different cross-training programs that integrate mobility, strength, and cardio while staying true to Schwinn’s motto to Ride Right.
Make a splash in the water with Barre H20! By combining the formats of Aqua exercises with traditional Barre movements, you will learn creative Barre choreography while experiencing the amazing benefits of the water.
Tab-Aqua Quickies is the exciting new component of Tab-Aqua Bootcamp. Work HARD for 30 seconds, HARDER for 20 seconds, and HARDEST for 10 seconds for six cycles and then rest 10 seconds. Let the music guide you without worrying about watching the clock. Get motivated with aquatic moves that produce results fast.
Learn about pesky food additives that can be wreaking havoc on your body. Discover free helpful credible online resources to help figure out what’s really in your food, and how safe it is to eat. Simple food label decoding tips will be shown which you can share with your clients. (LECTURE)
For more than 10 years, the terms “foam rolling” and “self-myofascial release” have been used interchangeably. However, the application of foam rolling does not match the science of myofascial release. Examine the difference between foam rolling and myofascial release, and how to actually achieve “self-myofascial release” through practical application. (LECTURE)
Explore unique ways your clients can create short and long-term fitness goals they can stick to while at your facility as well as after they leave. Motivate clients in setting these goals and review best practices to implement in large group classes, small group environments, and in personal training sessions. (LECTURE)
Have you ever trained at a Boxing Gym? That “old school” feeling and the respect that embodies the coaches and the workout is priceless. Join SCW as we delve into the sweet science of boxing and experience a high-intensity combat-sport workout. Work your body and mind and experience the training of a discipline that still is considered one of the toughest sports in the world.
Do you have what it takes to become the next SCW Fitness Idol? As the winner of this prestigious title, not only will you receive coverage in 2018 SCW press releases, but you’ll get a chance to show off your skills as a featured presenter at the 2019 SCW MANIA® Convention of your choice!
Each 2018 SCW Fitness Idol Winner receives:
A slot as a presenter at a 2019 SCW MANIA®
Complimentary SCW MANIA® Convention attendance*
Coverage in all SCW press releases
Gifts from SCW MANIA® Sponsors
Mentoring from an SCW MANIA® judge
To complete visit: www.scwfit.com/idol. Everyone is invited to attend. So, if you’re not competing, come and watch, participate or cheer on the contestants!
FR6I – LES MILLS SPRINT™: CYCLING SUCCESS
Take your training to the next level with a new cycling workout built on the science of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) that returns rapid results with minimal joint impact. Learn how to increase your offerings to maximize value of your cycling studio, increasing attendance and pinpoint more demographics.
FR6L – STATE OF THE INDUSTRY ADDRESS − PANEL DISCUSSION
Meet with industry experts regarding the future of group fitness, personal training, nutrition and club operations as they discuss where our industry is now, the challenges we are facing in today’s market, and where our future lies. Questions will be asked to the group to stimulate unified answers and differing opinions. An open forum will follow where you can address the experts and hear first-hand the best practices that exist today. THIS SESSION IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, AND THERE WILL BE FREE REFRESHMENTS! (LECTURE)