scw fitness education

For 40 years, SCW has been proud to be the fitness education and respected certification company of choice for Group Exercise Instructors, Personal Trainers, Small Group Training Leaders, Aquatic Exercise Pros, Cycling Teachers, Mind-Body Experts, Sport-Specific Training Educators, and many more. SCW offers certifications in over 40 disciplines, ranging from Personal Training, Group Ex, Aqua, Yoga, Meditation, Chronic Disease, Active Aging, and more. Our outstanding Family of Leaders also supports Managers, Directors, and Owners of clubs and facilities nationwide with our Health & Fitness Business Summit and sessions. As the largest conference leader in the world, MANIA® offers 7 Professional Training Conventions annually in Washington, D.C., California (San Francisco), Florida (Orlando), Atlanta, Dallas, Midwest (Chicago), and Boston, and 5 online with our Active Aging Summit, Nutrition Coaching Summit, Certification Smash, Live-Stream MANIA®, and our Aqua Exercise Summit. SCW serves over 7,000 health and wellness professionals at our events, and we reach more than 300,000 virtually. SCW’s WATERinMOTION® and S.E.A.T. (Supported Exercise for Ageless Training) Programs support independent health clubs, chains, boutiques, and senior living communities worldwide. Watch out for our FREE Webinars that continue to drive the business of fitness forward.

what is mania®?

MANIA® is not just a Fitness Convention; it’s a destination where the fitness community gathers to gain education, inspiration, and renewed energy! With its affordability, MANIA® caters to both aspiring exercise professionals and seasoned fitness veterans. Interact with your favorite presenters, both local and international, explore the Expo, and embrace the sense of belonging to a vibrant health and wellness community. It’s like a shot of adrenaline that propels your fitness career to new heights, sustaining its impact throughout the entire year!

Topics Include:

• Personal Training 
• Stretching/Flexibility
• Functional Training
• Active Aging
• Core/Strength Training
• Nutrition
• Exercise Science

• Recovery/Myofascial Release
• Group Exercise
• Yoga
• Boot Camp
• Circuits
• Chair Exercise

• Pilates

• Business
• Sales/Retention
• Marketing

• Social Media

• Aqua

And Much More!

health & fitness business summit


Together, the SCW MANIA® Conferences and the SCW Health & Fitness Business Summit will inspire fitness industry Owners, Managers and Directors reaching deep into Commercial Multipurpose Clubs, Boutique Studios, YMCAs, JCCs, Parks & Recs, Universities, and Hospital Wellness Centers.

Marketing, Technology, Trends, Sales, Retention & Leadership

The SCW Health & Fitness Business Summit will be held at the MANIA® Conventions in San Francisco, Orlando, Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago, Boston and DC. Take advantage of three days of laser-focused business sessions exclusively dedicated to marketing, technology, trends, sales, retention, products, programming, finance and leadership.

recorded sessions

Brand New! Register for the MANIA® recordings only option or add it to your in-person registration!  Earn 20 CECs/CEUs needed to renew your certification at your own pace! 

Enjoy 100 Session Recordings from the Live Boston MANIA® Convention (
Rooms A, B, C, D, G and H ) + an additional 60 sessions from prior events (160 session videos in total) for a full 60 days of anytime access!  That’s the best in the biz! 

The perfect option to make sure you don’t miss a minute of action from the weekend. Look for the icon in the session pages for the 100 sessions that are recorded.

All Recordings Available Friday, November 17th.


Midwest MANIA® Fitness Pro Convention & The Health & Fitness Business Summit offer more than the competition for less – it’s actually not even close!  We deliver the highest grade fitness pro education from the most skilled and renowned presenters in the industry.  The variety of topics and attendance options are unrivaled – see for yourself below!


Any fitness professional or enthusiast who wants to up-skill their concentration or expand their knowledge about other areas of fitness education should attend a MANIA® event and our Health & Fitness Business Summit!


  • Personal Trainers
  • Group Fitness Instructors
  • Facility Managers
  • Health & Wellness Directors
  • Small Group Trainers
  • Cyclists 
  • Mind/Body Experts
  • Dance Instructors
  • Club Owners, Managers, & Directors
  • Aquatic Teachers
  • Nutrition Coaches
  • Wellness Coaches
  • Physical Therapists


With 200 sessions, 8 sessions every hour & 100 being recorded LIVE, MANIA® guarantees a fun experience that will leave all attendees well-equipped to return to work on Monday.

You can earn up to 20 CECs/CEUs by attending the 3-Day convention. If you choose to attend a pre-convention certification or workshop, you can earn even more CECs/CEUs. Also, our Recorded sessions also provide 20+ CECs.

CEC/CEU forms will be emailed upon completion of the event. You will be asked to complete an event survey. After you complete the survey, you will be taken to a page to download the CEC/CEU Form for MANIA®. The form will be signed and you will have to tally the totals for your CECs/CEUs on the third page of the form. The CECs/CEUs expire after two years from the date of the conference. Recorded sessions also offer CECs. Please make sure to retain an electronic copy for your records, since there is a $35.00 replacement fee for any misplaced forms.

Yes you can! If you’ve registered for our In-Person event, you can make changes to your registration at any time, please send an email to [email protected] for all session updates.

Every registered attendee will receive a confirmation email. The convention receipt can be found in the body of the confirmation email. All event receipts and educational product costs can be deducted for tax purposes. Please be sure to check your spam/junk folders as often our emails end up there.

Enjoy 100+ session recordings at $1 per day for 60 Days. Review the sessions at your leisure by selecting the ALL ACCESS registration option. At only $1 per day, you get all the sessions from Rooms A, B, C, D, G and H. It’s the perfect option to make sure you don’t miss a minute of action from the weekend. Look for the video icon in the session pages for the 100+ sessions that are recorded.

Please bring a valid driver’s license or government-issued ID and a signed copy of the convention consent form that you receive in your event confirmation email. Additionally, please bring shoes, a change of clothing, food, notebooks, pens, notebook, computer, or iPad for outlines and notes, and money for shopping in the expo! At check-in, you will receive an admission wristband, badge, and a lanyard. MANIA® Convention attendees will receive a bag with the daily schedule and convention map. Don’t forget to bring your session outlines that are available at We will not provide session outlines on site.

There are usually places to change and/or shower between classes in the fitness center or in the Aquatics area.

Session outlines will not be provided in the classrooms. Outlines are available on the attendee page prior to the start of MANIA® and you will be able to print them or download them onto an electronic device such as a smartphone or tablet.

CEC/CEU Credits per Individual 75-minute Session:
SCW = 1.25
ACE = 0.125
AFAA = 1.0
ACSM = 1.25
AEA = 1.5 (lecture sessions) and .75 (activity sessions)
NASM = 0.1

What if my Certification Agency is not listed?

You can petition! If your certification agency is not listed, we will help you petition the CECs with your certifying body. Please email [email protected] should you require assistance.

Upon completion of a pre-convention certification or workshop, you will receive a CEC/CEU form. CEC/CEU amounts are dependent on the pre-convention certification or workshop that you enroll in during MANIA®.

Thursday is a Pre-Convention days because it occur before the 3-day MANIA® weekend event, which begins on Friday and runs through Sunday. This allows SCW to offer full and half-day certifications where the instructors can give thorough one-on-one time with the attendees, which contributes to a valuable educational experience.

Your SCW certification is valid for two years. Please note the following steps that are required to renew your certification:

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•  Submit 20 hours of continuing education credits from courses you attend after your certification’s renewal date

• You can obtain CECs from a SCW Approved Provider. Please visit to view the list of approved providers. If you have obtained more than 20 credit hours, extra hours do not carry over into the next period

• SCW recognizes other courses taken through all accredited colleges and universities. Academic courses relating to the field of fitness such as leadership, teaching skills, fitness management, nutrition, research, anatomy, physiology, exercise programming, and others can be applied towards your SCW Certification renewal.

• When submitting your renewal application include your CEC information and the renewal fee of $55 per certification

• A $20 late fee will be assessed if you choose to renew your certification after the expiration date

• If you do not renew within six months of your certification’s expiration date, you can apply for an extension at a cost of $75 here.  If you don’t apply for an extension you will forfeit your certification and will have to retake the course in order to re-certify. You will be able to do this by completing an online certification or by attending a live training at one of our MANIA® events.

• Due to state and facility CPR requirements, SCW no longer requires a copy of your CPR card

If you have any questions that are not answered in the FAQ’s above, please contact SCW Fitness Education during regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm Central Standard Time). Email: [email protected]. Text or Call: 847-562-4020.

mania® recorded sessions faqs

Enjoy 160 workshop & lecture recordings for 60 days at $1 per day at your leisure ($60 total). Look for the camera icon on the schedule for the sessions that are being recorded. You can either purchase this option for $399 (pay only $339 when you register before October 9th or add it to your existing live (in-person) event registration for $60. Follow this link to register

When you purchase the 160 Recorded Sessions for $60, the recordings will be available by November 17th. You have 60 days to watch the recordings at your leisure. On the Recordings Access Page, you can automatically download and print your CEC/CEU Form. Please save your CEC/CEU Form as there is a $35 replacement fee.

Whether you attend the IN-PERSON or RECORDED MANIA® you receive the same 20 hours of CECs.

SCW Fitness offers Continuing Education Credits/Units from the following certification organizations at all MANIA® Conferences:

SCW – SCW Fitness Education – 20 CECs

ACE – American Council on Exercise – 2.0 CECs
ACSM – American College of Sports Medicine – 20 CECs
AEA – Aquatic Exercise Association – 17 CECs
AFAA – Aerobics and Fitness Association of America – 17 CEUs
NASM – National Academy of Sports Medicine – 17 CEUs


Immediately at the conclusion of the conference, you will receive an email indicating where to apply for the CECs. Please be sure to check your spam/junk folder, as our emails often end up there. Remember to download, print and save your CEC Form since there is a $35 replacement fee after the 60 days.

You will receive your CEC form once you are logged in to view your recordings by clicking on the “Get Your CECs” button. The CEC Form will be available for 60 days only. You will also receive a reminder email and text message with a link to access the CEC Form, make sure to check your spam/junk folder as many of our emails end up there. Remember to download, print and save your CEC Form since there is a $35 replacement fee after the 40 days.

If you attended MANIA® in-person and would like access to 100 workshop & lecture recordings you can do so here Enjoy 60 days of access for only $60, that’s $1 a day!

Recorded sessions refer to workshops being filmed LIVE at Boston MANIA®. On the other hand, Pre-Recorded sessions are carefully chosen from prior MANIA® events. They are the top-attended MANIA® workshops and Business Summit lectures carefully chosen from a wide array of topics, led by favorite presenters, over the past year and a half. Both Recorded and Pre-Recorded sessions are available to view after the event for $1 per day. SCW utilizes our own video camera systems and dedicated staff members for quality production purposes.

How To Register For Boston MANIA®


Welcome back! We’re so happy to have you back to in-person learning. Please take a couple minutes to watch the accompanying video to see the best ways to choose your sessions and get the most from your MANIA® registration experience.