SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12


Sunday, 7:00am-8:30am (Session 1)

SU1A – DON’T STEP ON IT

This class is designed around a piece of equipment every gym has but never uses -“The Step”. Learn how the step can be utilized differently without ever stepping on it. Experience the step in unconventional ways that are still effective. This workshop provides numerous ideas perfect for personal training and group exercise.

SU1B – KETTLEBELL EXPRESS

Quick, efficient workouts are key to busting excuses and there’s no better tool than the kettlebell! Thirty minutes of effective functional whole-body training designed to enhance integrated strength and conditioning. Starting heavy with traditional movements and finishing with light complexes that improve coordination, this workshop leaves instructors with a simple, effective training plan.

SU1C – INNER & OUTER CORE CIRCUITS

This action-packed session will showcase a variety of fun filled movements to challenge beginners and your hard-core clients. It’s time to move your body beyond front/back and side to side. Learn to incorporate your “super highways” of movement efficiently and safely. Core strength guaranteed!

SU1F – BALANCED BODY®: PILATES on MOTR®

Rev up your Pilates Mat and Reformer exercises by doing them on the MOTR®. Combining the round surface of a roller with variable, independent pulleys creates an amazing environment for challenging both beginning and advanced clients. Come feel how the MOTR® will wake up your body!

SU1H – GLOBAL ASSESSMENT VERSUS LOCAL ASSESSMENT

When it comes to function, we already know that we need to look at the body as a fully integrated unit, yet traditional assessment techniques tend to focus on local or isolated joints and movements. Join us for this unique look at true functional analysis.

SU1I – KIPRANJ™ EARTH ELEMENTS

The first year in America, come experience KiPranJ™ with the Creator, and international fitness star, Julio Papi. Ki is the Japanese concept of energy. Prana and J are the Joy of movement and knowledge. Julio has made a powerfully unique fusion between Yoga, Martial Arts and Dance that is full of meaning while also driving one to achieve perfection in action and concentration.

SU1L – AQUA ABS: WIM-SY

This WATERinMOTION®-inspired workshop explores the benefits and challenges of working our core in an aquatic environment. Learn to use progressions and regressions for a variety of exercises and choreography blocks that ensure greater participant success regardless of fitness experience. Leave with eight new 64-count choreography routines that you can take home and integrate into your own program. Explore a flood of new Aqua Core Options!

SU1M – ULTIMATE METABOLIC AND CALORIE-BURNING MAKEOVER

This engaging lecture will explain the components of metabolism and calorie burning, factors that affect RMR and the latest biomedical research understandings on exercise metabolism and caloric expenditure. In addition, participants will learn 15 documented ways to physiologically boost metabolism along with eight fabulous calorie-burning workouts. (LECTURE)

SU1N – RUNNING THE SHOW: CUSTOMER SERVICE

Analyze and imitate the best in customer service from around the globe. Join Lawrence as he shares his two decades of experience on how to attract, train and maintain clients and members. Group Instructors, Personal Trainers and Owners will benefit from this creative and detailed presentation exploring customer acquisition, retention and management. Leave with tools to grow your client base and client satisfaction. (LECTURE)

Sunday, 8:45am-10:15am (Session 2)

SU2A – THE ROLLING BARBELL – MEET THE AXLE

The Axle is the barbell reinvented. Learn how to properly train midline core bracing with The Axle Barbell that lifts, rolls and pulls (with your feet!). The Axle Workout is derived from a system that pairs Olympic Lifting with midline (rolling) core bracing. Ultralight, collapsible and capable of adding any load, The Axle incorporates a training system built around athletic performance that optimizes human movement.

SU2B – DITTO

DITTO is a program that inspires clients to keep working out together. Encouragement and motivation are key and the exercises in this program are done together, functional and fun. Exercise is proven to be the number one medicine to health and happiness. Ten simple and effective team-exercise routines are utilized!

SU2C – PROTOCOLS FOR SHOULDER MOBILIZATION & STABILIZATION

A personal trainer will eventually encounter clients with some type of shoulder concerns. Learn to address these clients with assessment strategies and a 3-point protocol system. Knowing when to implement movements is as essential as knowing what movements to program. Walk away with programming for clients that have kyphosis, a mobile scapula and more.

SU2F – GROUP EXERCISE OR GROUP INJURY?

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.

SU2H – REHABILITATION STRATEGIES FOR LOWER-EXTREMITIES

In this presentation, we’ll discuss strategies for working with the weekend warrior and post-rehabilitation training programs for common injuries of the lower extremities. Learn the principle–strategy–technique process and how to apply it to your clients and patients who are bouncing back from injury.

SU2I – STRENGTH TRAINING FOR LONGEVITY & VITALITY

Whether a personal quest or way to engage the fastest growing population segment, this workout presents effective training techniques for the 50+ population. Experience this Group Strength Class using simple exercises and portable equipment for a total-body workout. It’s not how long or hard you train, it’s about exercising smart for longevity and vitality.

SU2L – ATOMIC AQUATICS

Get ready to ‘blast off’ in this non-stop, high intensity aquatic workout. With a focus on intensity, you won’t get cold in this powerhouse class as you challenge your cardiovascular system. Jump into high gear, defy your preconceived notions of aquatic exercise… this is the class you’ve been waiting for!

SU2M – TRANSITION TO A PLANT-BASED DIET

Plant-based foods have been proven to prevent or reduce the risk of chronic disease. However, making the transition to this type of diet can be an overwhelming obstacle. Armed with the latest research in behavioral change and nutrition, Bruce has jam packed this lecture with simple behavioral change strategies and nutritional tips. (LECTURE)

SU2N – BUSINESS MANAGEMENT FOR FITNESS PROFESSIONALS

Do you want to take the step in your career from group fitness instructor/personal trainer to the coordinator or manager level in your facility? Learn the business management skills required to achieve that next step, and discover the strategies you can apply to get there. (LECTURE)

Sunday, 11:15am-12:45pm (Session 3)

SU3A – POUND® – HOW YOUR BODY ROCKS

Using Ripstix®, lightly weighted drumsticks, POUND® transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out. POUND® releases inner rock stars and creates environments that elicit confidence, enhance unity and ultimately, inspire positive action in life. Explore POUND’s effect on your mind and body as you delve into why and how your body rocks!

SU3B – LES MILLS GRIT™ CARDIO WORKOUT

LES MILLS GRIT™ Cardio is a 30-minute high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout that improves cardiovascular fitness, increases speed and maximizes calorie burn. This workout uses a variety of body weight exercises and provides the challenge and intensity you need to get results fast. LES MILLS GRIT™ Cardio takes HIIT and combines it with powerful music and inspirational coaches who will be down on the floor with you motivating you to go harder to get fit, fast.

SU3C – CORE FIT

The ingredients for this class are balance, flexibility and strength, which deliver quality over quantity with an emphasis on the how and why of movement. Participants look for simple, fun and effective moves. Four, 10-minute blocks of lunges/squats, arms/weights, balance exercises and floor work for core strength and flexibility is included.

SU3F – THINKFIT: FUNCTIONAL CIRCUIT PROGRESSIONS

Experience the power of ThinkFit circuit programming with specially designed progressions for developing better functional movement patterns. Learn sequences using a variety of small equipment and the ThinkFit class structure to make your teaching stand out.

SU3H – BE YO-GA®: FORMS & FLOWS

Mix pop culture with prana in this non-traditional yoga workshop. Discover creative ways to mix popular, yet mindful, music featuring Beyonce with the practice of various types of Hatha yoga. Incorporate progressions and regressions to make an Ashtanga yoga practice accessible to all!

SU3I – ACTIVE AGING: NO PLACE LIKE FOAM

This exploratory session addresses foam rolling for the Active Ager. Self-care is increasingly important to incorporate into our daily activity to ensure that our body functions optimally. Get “on a roll” to explore safe methods of myofascial release, including self-massage, to manage reduced flexibility, accumulated injuries and decreased mobility and circulation for the 50+ market. 

SU3L – AQUABODYSTRONG FOR THE ACTIVE YOUTH

AquaBodyStrong for kids, the fun, new, interactive workout performed on a floating fitness mat, keeps kids engaged and physically fit and builds executive function skills to improve focus, planning and control. Structured physical activities, team-based drills and confidence-building games will have your kids begging for their next AquaBodyStrong session!

SU3M – EVERYTHING RESISTANCE TRAINING

Len shows you the latest advances on the intricate mechanisms involved in muscle-force production for strength and hypertrophy. Questions about muscles will be answered regarding specific applications to training including muscle metabolism and volume versus intensity. Come learn the newest research on training program designs for improving strength and hypertrophy. (LECTURE)

SU3N – 5 PRINCIPLES OF KICKASS BRAND MARKETING

Your long-term business success is driven by how well you communicate every aspect of your brand. This session uncovers keys to infusing everything you do – defining your offerings, website, list building, merchandise, social media, and customer service – with your unique and focused brand story. Get a diet of lean, mean brand marketing strategy and tactics so you can crush it forever after.

Sunday, 1:00pm-2:30pm (Session 4)

SU4A – FLEXIBILITY + PERFORMANCE = WELLNESS

Equipment-assisted stretching releases muscle tension and increases range-of-motion at the soft tissue level, which is part of recovery and performance enhancement. Using Yoga straps and stretches, we will address loosening tight hips, improving your range-of-motion and circulation, alleviating back pain and more. Add this programming to your curriculum quickly and easily.

SU4B – TRAINING THE TRANSVERSE PLANE

The transverse plane of motion is vital to our daily function, and even more vital in sports and performance training, yet this is the plane of motion that is most often overlooked during our training programs. Learn how to incorporate rotational movement into your existing training programs and exercises.

SU4C – CORE & RESTORE

You can have it all in this unique combination class geared to build core strength and stability in conjunction with rhythmic foam rolling to release muscle tension and adhesions. This focused workout, set to rhythmic energizing music, blends core stability and self-myofascial release to enhance daily functional fitness.

SU4F – ASSUME THE POSITION

A common thread among personal-training sessions and fitness classes is movement. The human body moves via a finite number of positions from chair fitness to circus acrobatics. This session explores positions of the body for cardiovascular, strength and flexibility conditioning. In addition to gaining new movement pattern ideas for what the body can do safely, you will gain a new mindset for conceptualizing how to train clients.

SU4H – NIRVANAFITNESS®: BREATHING FITNESS TO MUSIC

NirvanaFitness® is a blend of simple-to-follow yoga/Pilates toning exercises and rhythmic breathing, set to a relaxing flow of uplifting, award-winning music, creating its own unique genre known as “Breathing Fitness to Music.” Each NirvanaFitness® class leads participants to slower, deeper diaphragmatic breathing, which helps to reduce stress and improve overall wellbeing. Come experience the immediate and long-lasting benefits of NirvanaFitness®!

SU4I – CREATING POSTURAL HABITS THAT LAST

Why is it so hard to change posture and movement in your older clients? You will discover the neurological reasons why postural/movement habits become engrained and are subsequently so challenging to change. You will also discover a powerful 3-part strategy for empowering clients to create lasting postural/movement habits.

SU4L – BARRE-A-CUDA

Based upon the newest trend in land exercise, enjoy creative water exercise sequences that use a noodle as a ballet barre for both stability and challenge. This ballet-inspired barre aqua workout utilizes the principles of dance, functional strength training and Pilates to lengthen and strengthen your arms, legs and core. Experience small isometric movements and full range-of-motion exercises to tone and fatigue the muscles of the entire body set to motivational music for an intergenerational cutting-edge program.

SU4M – MEDICAL WELLNESS DIFFERENCE

Learn the medical wellness difference. How may you leverage the needs of local healthcare and hospital systems to build your business and get more participants in your classes and training sessions? Which programs can you offer to expand your business? Successful programs will be shared to get you started. (LECTURE)

SU4N – BUILD YOUR BEST MARKETING STRATEGIES

Do you feel like marketing falls at the bottom of your list? Don’t know where to start or how to create successful strategies? Learn to work smarter and not harder with simple, easy and effective ways to connect with your current loyal clients and attract new customers. (LECTURE)

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