Friday, August 5: 7:30am-8:45am (Session 1)

Increasing functionality is just one of the benefits of offering small group options for aging clients. Discuss not only the science, but the need for socialization, camaraderie, and accountability when training the group. Study how introducing positive competition and even dance movement will enhance results, and address retention. Experience and practice specific joint actions to get you started creating your new branded option.

The connection among the glutes, back, and core is profound. They must all be strong enough to stabilize the spine and pelvis, support movement, and generate force. We will evaluate core training and the relationship between the posterior chain, including the fascial slings. Learn ten complex booty, back, and core moves and discover techniques to train for greater function, as well as fabulous aesthetics for your backside.


Review warm up elements beyond elevating core temperature to comprehend essential mobility and stability. Learn two different approaches to warming up your clients: Athletic or dynamic. Finish by practicing two unique cool downs: Static passive stretching with PNF and self-myofascial release.

Focusing on mental and emotional health is needed now more than ever. In this LaBlast® session, you will experience the healing power of Ballroom Dancing: physically, mentally, and emotionally from the inside out. This session includes weight training, interval training, and stretching.


K.I.S.S. the class design blues away & create thoughtful, physiologically sound classes that provide RESULTS! Simplify the process to save time & set riders up for success. Unlock the secret of the Schwinn® Coach’s Pyramid & set the stage for powerful performances! Whether you’re a seasoned pro or rookie of the year, this workshop will change your mindset on class design.

The age old adage “use it or lose it” definitely applies whenever we refer to balance, agility, and power. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), one adult over the age of 65 is treated in the emergency room for a fall every 18 seconds. Agility training improves flexibility, balance, and control, all of which can reduce the risk of falling for our aging population. This session uses water resistance and support to
enhance this training without the fear of falling.

Let’s Open The Dialogue! This powerful session examines the impact of words that either trigger or help with the healing process for clients with an eating disorder. Learn appropriate, and turnkey communication methods, to improve client-trainer relationships and identify the most common types, signs, and symptoms of eating disorders. “Because not saying anything is NOT okay!”

Discuss new developments with eccentric training, including its application in body composition, progressive overload, and training guidelines. Eccentric training may be proposed to athletes, healthy subjects, and those with limited exercise capacity. This presentation examines the science of eccentric training & provides practical impact for all.

Personal training is not just about building healthy bodies, it is also about building a strong business. To grow a fitness business, you need to find and recruit a steady stream of clients. However, most don’t know where to start. The good news is leads are out there, you’ve just got to know where to look, and how to attract them. In this session, learn cost-effective lead generation strategies to grow a personal training business.


Friday, 9:45am-11:00am (Session 2)

Smart strength training strategies to help your female clients age less! Birthdays are just a number: it’s function that counts! Interactively review critical principles for functionally training the female client. Learn essential body alignment, precise cueing, and movement strategies to provide smart strength training for
the ageless female.

Working around the struggle to add the intensity, but looking out for clients with injuries, compensations, or new in their fitness journey? This part workout, part lecture session will cover the proven strategies of Low Impact Training to bring the intensity and results to your clients’ workouts with joint friendly strength, cardio,
& HIIT methods.

Take a deeper look into the fundamentals of Yoga instruction from an authentic, fitness-appropriate perspective. This condensed course serves as the next level of the Hatha Yoga postures discussed in Yoga Fundamentals I addressing the eight limbs of yoga, detailed pranayama study, partner yoga, inversions, chanting, and chakras. SCW Yoga Fundamentals I is recommended but not required.

Over the past five years, we’ve redefined how to load the body and grip, lift safely and effectively, and move better with weight. Learn how well-researched Imbalanced Load Training (IRT) improves strength, power, grip, stability, and coordination, and implement this optimal way to move and lift into your programs using imbalanced weights. Experience the evidence-based FitFighter Approach from Founder & CEO Sarah Apgar.

Gloves on. Hands up. Chin down. Time to work! Learn the numbers of each punch, the body position for best reach, and the combinations to make them count. It’s YOU vs. the bag!

Box it, push it, pull it, and kick it to the limit in this new HIIT aquatic program. Partners don’t have to be human! Clever movements while connecting to the pool’s wall will ensure you maximize your HIIT training.
HIIT the Wall – without hitting the wall!

Keto is perhaps the hottest ‘fad’ diet to ever cross our plates, even though it is more than a 100-year-old medical approach to eating. We will discuss the origins of keto, move into the current era where it is being used by elite-level athletes, and talk about how you can apply it today!

Sleep is a missing link in an industry where nearly half the population struggles with the availability of few practical options. This course will provide a framework to improve sleep for those you work with. From assessment to coaching systems while maintaining your scope of practice.

What if you could double your income with one simple adjustment to your personal training sessions? Well, you most certainly can! Rick and his team at Alloy were pioneers in creating small group personal training. Rick will teach you how and why you might want to change your business model.


Friday, 11:15am-12:30pm (Session 3)

Comprehensively examine stability/mobility relationships of the aging body to provide a foundation that enhances and respects this precise equilibrium. Learn effective methods to increase core stability while developing mobility in key areas to improve gait efficiency. Apply strategies for fall prevention through effectively training key areas for dynamic balance.

Take core training for your clients to a PRO level in this performance-based core training workout. As a former professional football player, Dane will help you utilize range of motion, stability, and power core training principles from the world of professional athletics!

The Yang style is the most popular Tai-Chi form consisting of linking together 24 moves or exercises in a slow continuous, soft circular fluid way. Each posture or move is going to challenge your entire body in terms of timing, muscle engagement, control coordination and breathing, always moving. The slower and lower the movement the greater the strength and endurance benefit. You learn this powerful form with only 24 moves for a more invigorating, functional and balanced life.


It’s easy to focus our training on what we see in the mirror, but neglecting the back side of our bodies can lead to imbalance and injury. Add suspension system and resistance band work to your glute training toolbox for a stronger posterior chain.

Where did you get that song? Schwinn® has the secrets to sourcing music for playlists that rock every ride. Learn where to find the tunes and uncover new apps and programs to remix and customize your own tracks. You’re going to want a backstage pass to this show! Become your own DJ and the savior of savvy

Experience a cascade of fresh aqua ideas & leave with six (6), 64-count choreography blocks. Join us for this informative session on the knee with a focus on choreography. Discuss the basic components and common issues we hear from our class participants, learn how to utilize the pool environment to recover, cross-train, and work effectively while being kind to this hinge joint.WATERinMOTION

Approaching menopause and dealing with hormonal imbalances is difficult but doable. Join us for a comprehensive look at everything to keep females flourishing, such as the how and why behind the hormones, physiological changes, proper nutrition, efficient training, and mental issues with neurotransmitters.

Take a quick dive into how our body produces energy and how we can target it to not just train our clients, but to optimize the way they fuel their bodies during exercise. Join this discussion on how we produce energy to fuel that 1-rm (one-rep max) snatch and run a marathon too!

Expand your role from ‘fitness pro’ to ‘online wellness leader’. We’ll discuss 4 elements that build a solid brand, 3 stages of audience growth, and 3 people who could stop you from succeeding if you let them. Come discover how you can make a great living doing what you love!


Friday, 12:45pm-2:00pm (Session 4)

Lunchtime Session 1: If you choose this session, your lunch & expo break will be 2:00-3:00PM.

This creative workshop focuses on yoga postures done with the support of a chair. Seated and Standing work poses are beautifully blended into asanas encompassing 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.

With so many effective movements in Barre, it’s often challenging to sequence the moves for maximum effectiveness. Understand how to put “it” together better, how and when to progress your movements. Learn when to add new moves and where to add those “pulses” for the best results. Discover new ways to program workouts & make planning classes simple for you and class participants.

This workshop will review the basic considerations for using Aqua Dumbbells safely and effectively for a full body workout. Participants will learn the benefits and challenges for using one vs. two dumbbells along with various ways to position them, allowing for breaks on the upper body (hands, wrists, shoulders). Participants will also have the opportunity to develop some simple combinations to teach to their classes.

Sports Supplements are highly utilized in an effort to gain maximum performance. This presentation will cover the science, efficiency, and application of supplements that provide the most bang for your buck when training to recover optimally. We dive into science and talk fact from fiction for all trainers and coaches.

When it comes to health and fitness, clients and trainers alike can always use a little help making the right decisions. Featuring extensive references and reading lists, this session discusses popular insights in behavioral economics and actionable ways to nudge your clients, family, and yourself toward better habits.


Friday, 1:30pm-2:45pm (Session 4)

Lunchtime Session 2: If you choose this session, your lunch & expo break will be 12:30-1:30PM.

Latin rhythms and athletic movements perfectly combine in the most extraordinary, intense, dynamic, and fun group fitness class on the market. Each movement pattern is designed to develop mobility & endurance with emphasis on the CORE. Burn up to 39% more calories than other conventional cardio workouts. It is
not dance, not choreography, it’s a LIFESTYLE!

Are you looking for stronger, toned & sculpted arms? Join Mac & discover creative ways to target upper body muscles and show your arms some love! Leave this session armed with everything you need for your group exercise classes or personal training clients.

Time to bring out the inner warrior in your students. Create a hybrid format of boxing & kickboxing moves to sculpt, build confidence, and increase their mental focus to unleash the Champion within them!

Not many people get into the health and fitness industry because they want to sell things. Sales can be a real challenge for a fitness professional. With a simple flip of your mindset, sales can be easy. Leave with tangible tips and tools to make the sales process a great experience for both the customer and the salesperson.


Friday, 3:00pm-4:15pm (Session 5)

Learn the various forms, symptoms, and causes of arthritis that affect 1 in 4 adults in the United States. Identify and experience safe & effective exercises that improve joint mobility, flexibility, and improve range of motion while promoting greater independence. Leave this session with a better understanding of how to communicate with arthritic clients to gain trust and build life-long relationships.

Does your rearview need a makeover? Are you looking to create a strong, firm & toned butt? Learn creative ways to target your lower body muscles and utilize incredibly effective exercises for your group fitness classes.

Learn the mechanics and fundamentals of breathing efficiently. Breathing reduces stress for the immune system to be bolstered. The Breathing Clinic includes a lecture, defining various breathing techniques and meditation. Unlock the mystery of stress management by understanding how to utilize the keys to the
breath of life.

This hands-on session lets you experience four unique short workouts that you can easily plug into smallgroup training plans to help all participants meet their short and long-term goals. Using fun but simple outlines—all based on unique rep or time patterns—you can keep your clients engaged and excited for the long term. This session also discusses basic human behavioral concepts and how to implement them for maximal exercise adherence.

HIIT is still a hit! Fusion workouts are still on-trend. This workshop explores ways to give members everything they want in a 30-minute workout that works! Fast, fresh fitness. Are you ready to HIIT it & QUIT it!  

Just another dance fitness program in the water? NO! LaBlast Splash® is Ballroom dancing in the water! This program highlights the aquatic principles put forth by the Aquatic Exercise Association & focuses on creatively applying these principles to Ballroom dancing.


The types and quantities of food we eat are a huge piece of the nutrition puzzle, but calculating individual caloric and macro needs can be confusing. Learn how to determine the proper nutritional needs of your clients for greater results that can be maintained for life.

Stretching is an integral part of any exercise program, yet there is immense inconsistency and uncertainty surrounding the practice. Join our panel of experts as they discuss both the art and the science of flexibility training and specific routines that will allow your clients to develop maximal strength gains safely and quickly.
Running your own business can be challenging. Most small business owners struggle with finding the time to get everything done. After all, we must do everything the “big guys” do, but with limited resources and more demands. To be successful and healthy, we need to master the art of time management and productivity. In this session, discover tangible tips and tools to make the most out of your time so you can focus on what matters most, growing your fitness business!


Friday, 4:45pm-6:00pm (Session 6)

Training women over 50 requires programming that considers the special aspects of active aging. Delve into the psychology behind this spectacular group of individuals and understand how to create safe and effective workouts that lead them to amazing results!

This hands-on session will discuss and identify the biomechanics and technical intricacies of the deadlift and help clients and athletes better understand its execution. We will cover its importance with a complete analysis of the mechanics of the movement.

Enjoy an uplifting, dynamic yoga practice focused on freedom and acceptance. Get ready to move, strengthen and stretch your body and mind without judgment; then finish feeling present and centered & tap into the ease within. Leave behind expectations and open your mind to an inspiring good time!

The ability to react and change direction isn’t only important to athletes. Agility helps the body to maintain proper alignment and posture during movement as well as preventing injuries. Join us for agility research, program design, and FUN, UNUSUAL drills with minimal equipment.

The foundation of a great cycling program is your talent, and like diamonds, talented instructors need to be polished to bring out their full luster. Schwinn® will share comprehensive evaluation tools, tried & true teach-back techniques, and “user-friendly” feedback forums that will help you get more from your staff and more butts in seats. Build it & they will come!!!

WATERinMOTION® Strength takes advantage of the aqua environment to build muscular endurance, power, and overall tone in a 45-minute workout using aqua dumbbells. Combine the unique properties of water to build lean muscle through the creative use of drag, resistance, and buoyancy. Water minimizes the strain of gravity on the joints and ligaments to prevent overuse of the muscles while enhancing recovery time and improving flexibility and power. Experience WATERinMOTION®’s unique choreographed formula to keep your training fresh, new, and challenging.

Within the fitness Scope of Practice, learn the definitions, details, and applications for various vitamins and minerals necessary for human function and improved human performance. Discover the values you need, based on your fitness regimen, to ensure you deliver the Recommended Daily Allowances you require.

Leadership is not about making people do things that they don’t want to do; it’s about giving them the inspiration and tools to do things that they never thought they could. In this engaging session, learn the keys to effective leadership and receive tips and tools to implement immediately.
The landscape of group fitness & personal training has been forever changed by the current world health crisis. Join these top MANIA® presenters as they guide you through what lies ahead for group fitness & your personal training clients. Take away invaluable, effective solutions to pressing questions to set yourself up for success moving forward in the new normal for fitness. Group participation is encouraged, so please bring questions with you.


Friday, 6:15pm-7:15pm (Session 7)

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 an article in Spotlite, but you’ll get a chance to show off your skills as a featured presenter at the 2023 SCW MANIA® Convention of your choice!

Each 2022 SCW Fitness Idol Winner receives:
● A slot as a presenter at a future SCW MANIA®
● FREE SCW Online Certification of your choice
● Coverage in Spotlite

● 1-year FREE SCW OnDemand Membership

Learn the basic principles of Vinyasa Flow Yoga and gain an understanding of how to incorporate Yoga Flow into any class format. Seamlessly flow through asanas, (light weights optional) improve strength, balance, & flexibility. Create the perfect body-mind experience by incorporating breathing techniques and mindfulness. Perfect for ALL levels

With or without equipment, the water is a fantastic medium for effectively building upper body muscular endurance and strength. Jump in for focused choreography and specialized drills to top off a strong, healthy, functional body at any age or fitness level!