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SESSIONS

Friday – November 3, 2023

 
 

Session 1

7:30am-8:45am

Engaging the core correctly is essential in every workout, but getting people to “get it” is hard. Drawing on the latest science and best practices from fitness, Pilates, and yoga, this workshop equips you with strategies, exercises, and cues to coach your students to discover their core for maximum impact. 

Want more? Check out the Online Core Training Cert HERE.

Get fit while you sit! In this session, learn innovative sequences that can be performed from a seated position for a total body workout. Perfect for virtual training sessions or social distancing in a gym setting, this low impact workout provides total body sculpting for all participants. Improve strength, mobility and balance for clients of every ability. 
Want more? Check out the Online S.E.A.T. Cert HERE.

Row, Recover, Roll and Repeat™ with Elizabeth Lenart is a beautiful blend of robust WaterRower races combined with yoga and foam rolling. Come experience how specific strength and stability movements followed by myofascial release will effectively expand your range of motion and create a climate of restoration, rejuvenation, and physical resilience. #WaterRowerFitness.
Learn more about WaterRower HERE.

Yoga-Pilates Restore consists of a fusion of yoga, Pilates based core work, Active Isolated (A-I) stretching, & flexibility training. Develop an understanding of strengths and limitations to either move beyond or stay within your boundaries, all while bringing energy in, and feeling successful in a non-competitive environment.
Want more? Check out the Online Pilates Matwork Cert HERE.

Walk your way to better posture, gait, and balance in the pool. Improve the way you move by focusing on posture in the pool, where the buoyancy effect makes it easier to practice. We will fire up our posterior chain and practice engaging core and more for better gait! 

Want more? Check out the Online Aqua Exercise Cert HERE.

Expand your knowledge of the nutritional needs of our over 50 clients. Examine caloric needs, protein, fiber, hydration, longevity, disease avoidance, and more! Your active agers need your support because of their decreased appetites, increased social needs, and their constant battle with inflammation. Help them navigate these challenges with effective coaching options. (Lecture) 

Want more? Check out the Online Active Aging Nutrition Cert HERE.

Personal Training has been stereotyped and stigmatized as a “hobby job” where burnout rates are HIGH and the chances of turning fitness into a career are low. Michael Hughes breaks down the 7 skills every trainer needs to know to create a long-term sustainable career in the fitness industry. 
Learn more about Gymnazo HERE.

In this hands- on session, we’ll delve deep into the mechanics and nuances of the deadlift. Discover the key biomechanical principles and technical details that will enhance your understanding and execution of this powerful exercise. Explore the significance of the deadlift through a comprehensive analysis and break down the intricate mechanics of the movement, ensuring you grasp every essential aspect. Want more? Check out the Online Personal Training Cert HERE.

Chronic back pain caused by “tight” hips will undoubtedly stand in the way of your clients achieving their fitness goals. Unhealthy fascia and overactive muscles in this region can affect the quality of movement. Discover the most effective ways to combine foam rollers, therapy balls, and active isolated stretching to minimize pain and improve mobility in the lumbopelvic hip complex. 

Want more? Check out the Online Foam Rolling Cert HERE.

Slip into the pool and experience a relaxing yoga-inspired aqua session. You will journey to a place of deep physical and mental relaxation while practicing breathing techniques, vinyasas, and balance postures. Come and wash away the day’s tension and stress. You will float away refreshed, renewed, and calm. 

Want more? Check out the Aqua Exercise Cert HERE.

Examine how to market effectively and efficiently while remaining profitable. Explore branding your business through various media, driving it to success. Discover your unique market position, develop pop-ups, postcards, social media posts, email, text messages, eNewsletters, and expand your social media presence. Learn from this entrepreneur who started from a 3rd floor walk-up and created a multi-million-dollar enterprise. Leave with plenty of FREE advice and resources 

Want more? Check out the Online Marketing & Sales For Personal Trainers Cert HERE.

Session 2

9:00AM-10:15AM

You’ll want to HIIT it all over again after we flirt with ways to use softer surfaces for balance training. If you’ve had issues with your tissues, the use of a platform brings the floor closer to you & assists with stretching. If you think you can’t HIIT it anymore, let us introduce you to your newest fitness fling.

Want more? Check out the Online HIIT Cert HERE.

Foam Rolling is not just for flexibility anymore. Integrate exercises perfect to promote mobility, proper posture, integrated strength, and core stability. Learn simple strategies to effectively assess your clients promoting total body conditioning. Utilize traditional foam rollers as well as the new smaller rollers perfect for all demographics.

Want more? Check out the Online Core Training Cert HERE.

POUND Rockout Workout® is an energizing, infectious, and sweat-dripping experience that allows you to truly become the music. Join POUND ICON/Master Trainer and Pro Success Manager, Amy Ward, to learn about the history, the how, and the why behind this POUND program and ROCK out with a master class! 
Want more? Check out the Online POUND Instructor Training HERE.

Discover how myofascial restorative bodywork will release stress and regain vitality. Familiarize yourself with fascia and understand which toys will release restrictions in specific structures that cause misalignment, compensation patterns, aches and pains, and loss of range of motion. Leave with the ability to breathe more easily, increase circulation, balance hormones, and relieve the stress and strains of everyday life.
Want more? Check out the Online Foam Rolling Cert HERE.

Results = Intensity + Science + Execution. Want your riders to get results? It’s all about intensity and staying true to the science of authentic cycling, executed in a masterful class design that follows this simple set of rules. When you ride right, you always get results.
Want more? Check out the Online Schwinn® Certs HERE.

LaBlast® is a partner-free program created by world-renowned dancer Louis van Amstel (from Dancing with the Stars). Be buoyant with a diverse mix of famous ballroom dances set to your favorite music. Jive, Foxtrot, Viennese Waltz, Country, Lindy & even Hip Hop – integrate them into your current aqua class or explore a whole new fitness format! 
Want more? Check out the Online LaBlast® Instructor Cert HERE.

Looking to remain sharp as a tack? The risk of dementia snowballs as we age so it’s time to understand how cognitive function changes, why the brain atrophies, which diets and supplements affect the brain, and more. We will also look at which biomarkers are changed through exercise to show an improvement in brain health. (Lecture)
It’s not just you and your fitness business that has transformed – your members have too. Examine how consumer habits have shifted, and ways your business can embrace these changes to meet new expectations and be successful in 2023. Discover easily implementable adaptations to traditional business approaches for optimal outcomes that ensure happy clients and owners alike.

The best glute training goes beyond just doing squats, deadlifts, hip thrusts, and band shuffles. From this workshop, you’ll walk away with 7 glute training techniques. Immediately get more out of your glute exercises and learn moves that will become staples of your lower-body training program. 

Want more? Check out the Online Personal Training Cert HERE.

Foam rollers have an illustrious history in the fitness industry for good reason. The research tells us that foam rollers help to loosen tight muscles and activate inhibited ones. It’s also known to be the perfect tool to add a balance challenge and improve alignment. By blending the advantages of foam rolling with your Pilates’ routine, you can create one amazing workout. Discover this three-step program and see how you can bring new life to your Pilates’ classes or your client’s training sessions.
Want more? Check out the Online Pilates Small Apparatus Cert HERE.

Experience the ultimate fusion of HIIT training and the infectious rhythm of dance in this dynamic session. Perfectly tailored for those who have a love for music but may feel less confident in their dance skills. Experience a carefully crafted series of simple, yet powerful, movements that will have your heart racing and your body moving to the beat. 

Want more? Check out the Online Aqua Personal Training Cert HERE.

The old adage “failing to plan means planning to fail” rings true. Giving significant forethought to your GroupX annual marketing calendar will make for a more powerful, dynamic, and successful program. Learn how to maximize impact while saving time and energy by planning for special events, holidays, and quarterly schedule launches.
Want more? Check out the WARRIOR Instructor Trainings HERE.

Session 3

11:00AM-12:15PM

Fluid Core Fusion is the ultimate workout, combining cardio and strengthening segments. Learn specific movements that target the core muscles and dynamic cardio sequences to design your own non-stop cardio-core-strength programming. This session focuses on combining specific core muscle toning moves with functional and dynamic cardio segments to create a complete cardio-core-strength experience. 

Want more? Check out the Online Core Training Cert HERE.

Increased grip strength is a bio marker for health and longevity, and the ability to manually adjust and move small or large objects improves the quality of life. Learn how to design a program that will address the importance of manual dexterity. Discover innovative ways to introduce coordination, skillful movement, and precise execution to improve the aging process. 

Want more? Check out the Online Active Aging Cert HERE.

Athletic mind-body movement set to crazy fun music! Experience a SOULfusion masterclass and dive deeper into the importance of music and how it connects to movement. Walk away with easy-to-learn, easy-to-teach, fun-to-take choreography to use in your classes right away. SOULfusion is a blend of yoga-inspired moves, flexibility, mobility training, and cardio bursts designed for EVERYbody. It’s more than a class it’s an EXPERIENCE! 
Want more? Check out the Online Soul Fusion Trainings HERE.

Ever wish you had a quantifiable system for measuring the success and outcome of corrective exercise? In this session, you will learn, practice, and implement the AlignSmart™ system to measure and create custom corrective exercise routines. Leave ready to assist, mentor, coach, and guide clients through their journey to be pain-free and performance-ready.
Want more? Check out the Online Symmetry HERE.

Total body workouts on the bike? Nope. But there are some proven pairings that deliver results for bodies that feel great and perform better. Cycle Flow – Cycle Circuit –Cycle Core; these killer combinations check the boxes for functional fitness and satisfy members who are in a time crunch. Give them what they want AND what they need.
Want more? Check out the Online Schwinn® Certs HERE.

Aqua Yoga is an accessible practice that supports your body and your soul. This session will review asanas (poses), breathwork (pranayama), and creative ways to bring this practice into the water.  Whether you are adding aqua yoga to existing classes or creating a program to bring in new clients, consider rooting your Tree Pose in the pool.

Want more? Check out the Online Aqua Exercise Cert HERE.

Uncover a transformative weight loss strategy. This course unveils the potent fusion of Carb Cycling and High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), designed to cater to a diverse range of age groups. Delve into the science-backed principles to optimize metabolic rhythms for effective fat loss. (Lecture)
Learn more about Nutrition Factors HERE.

Join fitness industry icon Mark Harrington Jr, President of Healthworks Fitness, GymIt and Republic Fitness for a fireside chat. Mark has been instrumental in the company’s growth, which today includes more than 25,000 members and 500 plus employees. Dedicated to innovation, team development, and holistic well-being, Mark explores how to grow your team, enhance your member experience and effectively use data. Come with plenty of questions to grow your business and expand your influence with this generous leader in fitness and wellness.

This interval training class uses steps, dumbbells, and good old fashion body weight to create a full body workout. When that buzzer sounds, burst into a cardio action, and then enjoy active recovery using strength moves. Beginners work at their level; intermediate and advanced students are pushed to their limit. 

Want more? Check out the Online Personal Training Cert HERE.

YOGA STRONG is a flowing, powerful sequence that will focus on strengthening the powerhouse of the body: The Core! Not just the superficial “6 pack” ab muscles; this includes the deep stabilizing muscles and back muscles that support the spine in every movement on and off your mat. You will be asked to step outside of your comfort zone to truly transform your mind and body. Be ready to sweat, laugh, and grow!

Want more? Check out the Onine Core Training Cert HERE.

Check out this innovative core format that will make you rethink your ab favorites. Take beloved tried n’ true and turn them into a treasured brand new. Great for athletic abilities of all levels, these aquatic playground exercises will quickly become the first choice for effective off-season training.

Want more? Check out the Onine Aqua Exercise Cert HERE.

Join Jared and learn how to successfully build your member base by defining key goals and short and long-term targets. Review how to balance your plan of execution and understand the potential ROI when you accomplish these principles.

Session 4: Lunchtime Session 1

12:30PM-1:45PM

Lunchtime Session:

IF YOU CHOOSE THIS SESSION, THEN 1:45PM − 2:45PM WILL BE YOUR EXPO AND LUNCH BREAK

Staying functional is a key component of living a full life. Learn techniques and programming for your 50+ clients that will provide a challenging workout that makes them strong, stable, and able to perform daily tasks with ease. Explore a variety of equipment that provide options for unique exercises perfect for PT and GX. 

Want more? Check out the Functional Training Online Cert HERE.

What if you could travel the world in a fitness class? Salsa in Cuba, Paso Doble in Spain, Merengue in the Dominican Republic, Samba in Brazil, Viennese Waltz in Austria, and more! Attend LaBlast® Fitness and experience how all ages, abilities, and ethnicities will feel included and successful in every class. While staying true to the rich history of each ballroom dance, LaBlast® will take you on a dance fitness journey around the world!
Want more? Check out the Online LaBlast® Cert HERE.

How do you separate yourself as a cycling instructor? Lean into your strengths and the personality of your room to unleash the power of connection. Stay ahead of the competition and solidify your place on the podium. Dare to lead.
Want more? Check out the Online Schwinn® Certs HERE.

For everyone who is in the fitness industry, you NEED to protect yourself from unexpected events that may cause devastation to yourself, your family, and your business. Join Miriam Ball, Chief Insurance Officer at Alternative Balance, and Sara Kooperman, JD, a licensed attorney, for a candid and insightful conversation on what to watch out for as a Group Instructor, Personal Trainer and Business Owner and Manager.
Want more? Check out Alternative Balance HERE.

Session 4: Lunchtime Session 2

1:15PM-2:30PM

Lunchtime Session: If you choose this session, your lunch & expo break will be 12:15-1:15PM.

Are you ready to take control of your back pain and help your clients take control of theirs? 80% of Americans will experience low back pain at some point in their lives. Learn simple exercises and lifestyle changes that can help your clients become PAIN FREE, leading to more consistency with training and exceeding training goals. 
Want more? Check out the Online Foam Rolling Cert HERE.

We live in the Yang – the fast-paced everyday flow that is active, ambitious, maybe even restless, with a training focus on muscles and intensity. Slow down, relax, turn inward, and learn how to find balance through Yin, a slow-paced practice, focused on the hips, pelvis, and spine. Gain a greater understanding of class format, asanas, and purpose as we target deep connective tissues, joint protection, and energy flow to compliment strength training. 
Want more? Check out the Online Yoga II Cert HERE.

Exploding with choreo options, this workout led by our team of experts, takes you on a water experience like no other.  Fresh combinations, expert cuing, new music and moves combine to leave you inspired and riding the wave of new combos. Leave with choreo perfect for your class revival Monday morning.
Want more? Check out the Online WATERinMOTION Cert HERE.

Is a calorie truly a calorie? Not in the presence of hormones! What five hormones play a major role in the body’s metabolic pathways & how can we maximize (or minimize) these hormones? Get the low down on these lipolytic hormones to start dropping fat stores. (Lecture) 
Want more? Check out the Online Practical Nutrition Cert HERE.

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.
Want more? Check out the Online Active Aging Cert HERE.

If mobility, strength, or pain is limiting your ability to train or move the way you want, this session will provide practical options that can be used to identify opportunities & improvement in the hips, legs, and feet. 
Want more? Check out the Online Foam Rolling Cert HERE.

Most of us experience some form of burnout after teaching multiple aqua classes. Build pyramid intervals to combat boredom! Incorporate muscle conditioning into timed patterns of HIIT & leave with a workout to propel you UPWARD! Just six simple rules give you more ideas, progressions, and energy to push your moves to the max! Want more? Check out the Online Aqua Exercise Cert HERE.

It is well documented that a 5% increase in client retention translates into an income increase of 25%, which is why a smart retention strategy is paramount to your success. In this session, learn how and where to successfully invest your time, effort and money to create an optimal client experience at the point of sale. Convert more potential clients into long-term clients, and leave with actionable plans and tips to advance your Personal Training business.

Session 5

2:45PM-4:00PM

You need strength, stamina, flexibility and power for the tasks of everyday life. Functional fitness improves your ability to run a marathon and walk your dog, to lift a barbell and lift your laundry. For whatever life brings you, train like the well-rounded female athlete that you are!
Learn more about Gymnazo HERE.

Experience the best techniques used to train for power and performance for the ever-growing sport of Pickleball. This incredibly creative strength-focused tubing workout uses effective and manageable resistance techniques. Enhance speed, increase endurance, and decrease the risk of injury.  Hit the ball harder. Chase the ball faster. Enjoy the sport longer. This pickleball press program ensures your clients will compete at the highest level.

Calling all barre-tenders, there’s a new bar in town! Step away from the wall and onto unstable surfaces with assistance of body bars. When held vertically, the weighted bar offers support and is a smart alternative to wall mounted bars, maximizing space in your studio. Use the same bar as a strength tool to create dynamic and athletic barre sequences. 
Want more? Check out the Online Barre Cert HERE.

Discover great myofascial active recovery techniques in this Happy Muscles! 365 workshop. Learn guided muscle care and stretching techniques for all ages using best-in-class Tiger Tail massage sticks and balls. Improve flexibility, mobility, and ROM, as well as reduce muscle knots, aches, and pains while using these affordable, portable and FUN stretch-recovery tools.
Learn more about Tiger Tail® HERE.

You don’t need smoke and mirrors or unnecessary distractions when you master cycling musicality. Discover how to capture and captivate your riders by tapping into the emotion and hidden beats of a well curated playlist. Learn how to create magical, memorable rides with incredible musicality that drive performance for real results. 
Want more? Check out the Online Schwinn® Certs HERE.

Enjoy a tsunami of creativity with these senior-inspired routines. Leave with six (6) 64-count choreography blocks of captivating aqua sequences. Manual dexterity, ankle mobility, balance options, and neuroplasticity games are all integrated to improve your aqua aging programming. Comprehensive choreography handouts enhance your movement mastery. Stay current with purpose! 
Want more? Check out the Online WATERinMOTION Cert HERE.

Come together to explore controversial research. Join the discussion, 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. Leave “feeling full” of ways to make smarter choices when it comes to fueling your body. (Lecture)
Want more? Check out the Online Nutrition Coaching Cert HERE.

Most if not all of us have been building our classes, our clients and our businesses over time. We seemed to have traction and a path forward. We nurtured, loved and built something very special. But, just like sandcastles (well-built and beautiful) get washed away by high tides, the pandemic swept it all away. How do we rebuild with focus and energy, and change the waves of our personal and professional future?

Change the word functional in your mind forever! Learn the methods of elite personal trainers that lead to the best programs, the best results, and an exciting, successful business. Experience functional training firsthand as Kevin leads you through a challenging workout that incorporates every movement pattern, your core, and your cardiovascular fitness.
Want more? Check out the Online Functional Training Cert HERE.

This workshop will empower those with limitations to find creative ways to move through TaiChi. Explore ways of moving through an adaptive approach using the ancient discipline of Yang style TaiChi. Learn how to implement this process and provide programming to progress and regress through assisted movement.
Want more? Check out the Online Tai Chi Cert HERE.

This innovative workout session is filled with brain power challenges, improving mind and memory function.  Experience this neuroplasticity-focused class, which is directed towards problem-solving skills that you can integrate easily into your current aqua program. Aqua brain power is important for all water participants of varying ages and fitness levels. Jump in today and give your mind a workout. 
Want more? Check out the Online Aqua Exercise Cert HERE.

Though most American seniors are active, vibrant, and live independently, many fitness professionals treat them as if they are frail. Learn from our active aging experts how to conduct fitness assessments for seniors, and design programming to increase strength, power, balance, agility, and speed.

Session 6

4:30PM-5:45PM

Total Body Strength mixes resistance training with body weight exercises to absolutely challenge every muscle in your body – upper, lower, and core. Sculpt your way to a stronger, leaner physique. Unique combinations of exercises make this one killer workout. 
Want more? Check out the Online Group Strength Cert HERE.

Increasing functionality is one of many 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. 
Want more? Check out the Online Functional Training Cert HERE.

Dynamic flexibility is the perfect complement to strength training! Improved range of motion allows for enhanced muscle activation to sculpt a lean, toned physique. Learn the science of dynamic stretching and experience a flexible strength workout. Finish all of your classes feeling strengthened, lengthened, better aligned and breathing more optimally. 
Want more? Check out the Online Group Strength Cert HERE.

Flexibility allows us to move freely in our daily life. What’s more, a balance of mobility and stability in each joint helps prevent injury. In this hands-on session, review the science of “contract-relax” stretching.  Experience multiple one-on-one stretching exercises and leave with a proven technique and system to grow your business and help your clients move better and smarter. 
Want more? Check out the Online Functional Flexibility Cert HERE.

Whether it’s a twinge from over-exercising, a post-injury recovery, or arthritis wear and tear, troublesome knees and hips don’t have to stand between you and your aqua exercise. In this session, learn practical modifications to implement into your aqua instruction to reduce pain. Then enjoy a powerful WATERinMOTION-inspired workout focused exclusively on you lower extremities and particularly your beautiful buoyant bootie!
Want more? Check out the Online Aqua Exercise Cert HERE.

Movement therapeutics is not a skill reserved for Physical Therapists. We’ll break down the functional anatomy and biomechanics of the body, give you strategies for identifying and reverse engineering the root causes of your clients’ pains. (Lecture)
Learn more about Gymnazo HERE.

The ability to sell is a key skill that all fitness professionals need, whether you have years of experience or just starting out in your career. Join our interactive panel as they delve into common misconceptions around sales in our industry, effective strategies that can be adapted to different demographics, and how you can build long term value based on world-class experience.

This complete lower body workout targets the glutes, quads, and hamstrings to tone and tighten these muscle groups, targeting the abdominal and lower back muscles for conditioning and improved flexibility. Learn easily implementable progressions and modifications to train your mature clients in a safe, fun way that will have them cheering for more. 
Want more? Check out the Online Personal Training Cert HERE.

FOGA is the recovery and rejuvenation your body needs! Experience a feel-good class that includes foot rolling, yoga, stretching and foam rolling. You’ll walk away feeling like you just had a great massage, and you’ll have the tools to take care of your body whenever needed. 
Want more? Check out the Online Foam Rolling Cert HERE.

Enjoy this aquatic session that focuses on core, gluteals, and lower extremity training. Build power and strength along with flexibility and fluidity of movement in the comfortable environment of the pool. Explore standing, anchoring, moving, and floating options to train the booty to be your best ASSet! 
Want more? Check out the Online Aqua Exercise Cert HERE.

Learn different ways to attract top talent to your organization through marketing your positions properly, offering the right benefits, and creating a clear career path. Learn how to keep top talent through awards and recognition, incentives, a fun work environment and most importantly, create success.

Session 7

6:00PM-7:00PM

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 2024 SCW newsletters, but you’ll get a chance to show off your skills as a featured presenter at the 2024 SCW MANIA® Convention of your choice! Each 2023 SCW Fitness Idol Winner receives:
  • A slot as a presenter at a future SCW MANIA®
  • FREE SCW Online Certification of your choice
  • Coverage in all SCW press releases
  • 1-year FREE SCW OnDemand Membership
  • Learn More HERE

Join the stars of MANIA® in this stellar session, featuring the hottest new group fitness formats. Take your favorite tips back to your club; from HIIT, boxing, strength, stretch and dance there is something for every “body” to enjoy! You can even win a free certification from one of these amazing programs. It’s going to be a party of epic proportions!

FREE for all MANIA® Attendees!
$25 for non-attendees – Register HERE

 

Experience the latest and greatest in myofascial release with foam rollers and massage sticks. Explore recovery for you and your clients using simple, inexpensive and portable equipment. Leave with new ideas and techniques to implement with your clients and classes. 

Want more? Check out the Foam Rolling Cert HERE.