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March 22-24, 2024 • Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport

March 22-24, 2024 • Hyatt Regency San Francisco

FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2024

Bring your energy to kickstart MANIA® on Friday, March 22nd! With over 50 sessions on day one, you’re sure to get off to a great start. Take a look at the sessions listed below, choose your favorites, and plan your schedule for Saturday and Sunday accordingly.

Session 1: 7:30am-8:45am

Discover the power of your core! Instead of solely concentrating on effective core exercises in your classes and sessions, why not empower your clients to truly appreciate their core? Gain valuable insights on cultivating core strength that extends beyond fitness and unlock a plethora of innovative ideas for designing engaging core-focused programs.

Discover the untapped potential of mobility training. Integrate mobility into group sessions, enhancing client retention and results while boosting your revenue. Experience firsthand the movement sequences that unlock the body. Don’t miss out on this growing trend in the fitness industry. Join Ruston and stay ahead in the competitive market.

Attention Kickboxers! You’re invited to step “into the ring” to experience a fierce workout that incorporates kickboxing combinations, functional strength training, core challenges and an extended stretch to make sure you experience an effective, complete workout. Learn how to feel fierce while having a sweaty good time.

Pilates is a significant contributor for enhancing core strength, movement quality for life function & managing back pain. It improves posture, alignment & spinal mobility. Gain an understanding of its purpose with modifications and challenges for all. Experience why Pilates has endured as an effective form of training for decades.

The Warrior® Ride is designed to enable participants to energetically shift from where they are, to where they want to be. If you’re having a frustrated day, join us!  We will leave your frustration on the road and replace it with confidence and resilience. You are stronger than you know!

Exploding with choreo options, this workout lead 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 notes perfect for your class revival Monday morning.

Our programs focus heavily upon movement, sets, reps, tempo and recovery intervals, but often fail to emphasize the impact of nutrient and fluid intake on performance, recovery, and muscle adaptation. Why only train hard when you should also train smart? This session discusses key recommendations on carbohydrates, proteins, and fluid intake (timing, type, quantity) before, during, and following exercise. (Lecture)

Study a proven system designed to give you the tools to recruit, educate and supervise a high performance wellness team. Study how management has changed over the last 35 years from a seasoned fit pro who lives in the world of leggings and leadership

Session 2: 9:00am-10:15am

Seeking a change from choreography-based strength workouts?  WARRIOR Strength™ provides the perfect solution. It’s creative, FUN, easy to teach, and license free!  This program is tailored to fitness pros and class-goers who want to safely and smartly get sweaty and lift weights. Say goodbye to monotonous routines and hello to a fresh fitness approach.

Study ankle stability, mobility and major joint movements that train to transfer for gait efficiency. Review weight bearing movement in the active ager that prevents injuries while exploring a deep dive into speed, distance, direction, weight transfer, coordination, and patterning.  Improve strength, flexibility, endurance, and power when you open the “Gait” to a healthier and stronger you!

Xco® means Excellent CORE, & the combination of movement patterns and Latin rhythms activate and invigorate your entire body – with special emphasis on the CORE!!. Swing throughout the class in three dimensional movements while the shifting mass generates a reactive impact which activates your CORE.

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.

Indoor Cycling meets Barre in a fusion design that satisfies every fitness taste. Amazing cardio combos on the bike flow into elongating, strength-based barre training on the floor. Belly up to the barre and get ready to quench your workout thirst.

LaBlast® Splash is an aqua dance fitness program created by “Dancing with the Stars” pro, Louis van Amstel. Experience a diverse mix of famous ballroom dances set to your favorite music in the water. No partner needed! You will learn to Jive, Foxtrot, Viennese Waltz, Lindy Hop, Salsa & more!

Delve into the fascinating world of the mind and body with our workshop on alcohol’s impact. Explore its effects on the brain, liver, and overall health. Gain insights into moderation and make informed choices for a healthier, more mindful relationship with alcohol. (Lecture)

In this lecture, you will learn how to market your boutique studio effectively. Topics covered include: understanding your target market, creating a unique selling proposition, developing an effective marketing plan, social media tricks & tips, and measuring your results for big profits for your small gym.

Session 3: 11:00am-12:15Pm

Join an inclusive workshop focusing on deep core and pelvic floor health for all genders. Discover exercises and techniques to strengthen and support these vital muscle groups, promoting better posture, balance, better bladder function, and overall wellness. Take control of your core and pelvic floor health in this informative and empowering session.

This session is all about safe and effective workout routines for Active Agers. Discover personalized training strategies that cater to the unique needs of older adults, promoting mobility, strength, and overall well-being. Learn how to empower your senior clients to age gracefully and healthily. 

A BARRE class for EVERYbody. Not a ballerina? NO WORRIES! BARREfusion™ is designed for the ballerina, the barre enthusiast, or someone with NO barre experience! We combine ballet-inspired movement with athletic moves, cardio bursts, and our signature fuses to accommodate EVERYbody.

Warrior® Tai Chi Yoga and Qi Gong Fusion uniquely combines Tai Chi, Yoga and Qi Gong with powerful music designed to quiet the mind. Benefits of a regular practice range from increased flexibility, strength, balance and stress relief to rejuvenation, repair of structural and internal body systems and improved concentration.

Riders want results and we know how to get them. When you simplify your class designs, and program like a personal trainer, you work smarter, and your riders get stronger. Learn how to create ride profiles in a way that allows you to track, progress and program like a pro. Get more mileage from your rides with work that works.

This innovative workshop leaves you with 6 inspired core routines filled with uniquely creative strength training workouts focused on the abs, backs, and hips. Enjoy powerful music adapted specifically to the water in a 64-count format. Walk away with flashcards ready to use Monday morning!

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)

This entertaining presentation examines the fitness fads, exercise trends, wellness goals that have and will drive our health and wellness businesses to success in the coming year. Boutique studio successes, customer experience challenges, creative programming options and technological advancements are put under a microscope of best practices. To unlock our potential, we will inspect implementation of various programming including function, aging, strength, flexibility, relaxation in both group fitness and personal training. This innovative session reviews the predictions from various sources including both private and public fitness facilities along with IHRSA, ACE, ACSM, NASM, Shape Magazine and SCW insights. Join Sara Kooperman, an Industry Icon, for this engaging and illuminating presentation guaranteed to leave you excited about our fitness future.

Session 4 - LUNCHTIME SESSION 1: 12:30PM-1:45PM

If you choose this session, your lunch & expo break will be 1:45-2:45PM

While balance training can feel very clinical for your members, it’s an important component for all populations over 40. Explore how to make these workouts fun, playful, and effective. Take away several easy-to-follow formats that will make the art of staying on your feet just a little more fun AND balanced.

The ‘peaks’ of training get all the attention – we often tweak the work to be more challenging, while overlooking the important part our ‘valleys’ play in proper programming. Learn the secrets to dialing in effective recovery strategies both inside and outside the cycling studio while creating rides you’ll relish like classic rock and roll.

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!

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.

Session 4 - LUNCHTIME SESSION 2: 1:15PM-2:30PM

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

Add dimension to your HIIT training routines and conditioning classes. Identify and break down traditional work to rest ratios, discover the true qualities of HIIT and why recovery, passive and active, are equally as important as the work. Walk away with 4 different HIIT timing Challenges to be taught alone or mixed-and-matched to maximize workouts.

Experience the newest LaBlast® Fitness format, Kids Fitness…a perfect balance of dance, fitness and FUN, designed for children ages 5 and up. This ‘workout in disguise’ gets kids moving to dances like the Jive, Foxtrot, Viennese Waltz, Salsa & more! Change lives and share the gift of movement with the youth of the world!

Say good-bye to back pain in this master-led class. Lower body mechanics can contribute to common pain complaints in the low back pain. Learn how to address these issues with your clients using guided muscle care, myofascial release methods, corrective exercises, and unique and effective stretching techniques.

Unlock the six secrets to a longer, healthier life in this longevity workshop. Explore evidence-

based practices to reduce premature mortality and enhance well-being. Dive into nutrition,

exercise, stress management, and lifestyle changes that promote vitality and longevity.

Empower yourself to live a fulfilling, extended life. (Lecture)

Session 5: 2:45PM-4:00PM

Most workout programs take place in the sagittal plane with a focus on muscle splitting. This kind of programming massively misses out on the body’s full movement training potential. We have programmed a functional full body circuit workout that intentionally incorporates and balances out all three planes of motion.

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 accommodating multiple demographics in a gym setting, this low impact workout provides total body sculpting for all participantsImprove strength, mobility and balance for clients of every ability.

The Warrior® Workout is an empowerment practice that is designed to teach you a very strong mind-body connection. It is a fusion of martial arts and functional fitness based on military training. Powerful music will drive you deeper into your practice. Quiet your mind, empower your body.

Max out your Pilates Mat class with 10 authentic advanced exercises from the original repertoire.  Revisit Pilates principles and optimal alignment to understand what it means to be “advanced”!  Dissect each exercise and discover how to modify and progress movements for your intermediate to expert students.  Take your Pilates practice up a notch by safely and successfully adding challenges.

The Power of Authenticity. When coaches unleash an unapologetic sense of self, a powerful purpose steps into the light. Your personal truth, combined with cycling moments of elevation, are what turn exercise into an unforgettable experience. Are you ready to ROAR into your next ride?

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!

Understand the complexities of the fats we eat and how they are stored, metabolized within the body, and used as fuel. In this course, fitness practitioners will better understand how the fats we consume in our diets play into the physiology of fats within our body. (Lecture)

Safeguard your well-being, family, and business from potential lawsuits. Gain valuable insights on fitness insurance gaps, high defense cost claims, and effective client communication. Join Miriam Ball and Sara Kooperman for a crucial discussion on pitfalls for Group Instructors, Personal Trainers, and Business Owners. Leave with a liability waiver sample and essential risk awareness.

Session 6: 4:30PM-5:45PM

This workshop utilizes all three planes of motion in both prone and supine positions, along with small apparatus tools to give you endless ideas for your next core class or client session. Walk away with a library of new moves that students will love and feel successfully challenged in your next class or training session.

Whether a personal quest or a way to engage the fastest-growing segment of the population, this incredibly creative bodyweight, light hand weight and foam rolling workout presents effective and manageable training techniques for the 50+ population. Led by an icon in the fitness industry, Sara takes you through this Group Strength Class using unique multi-joint, rhythmic exercises for a total body strength workout. Endurance, flexibility, and balance are the lenses we use when analyzing our programming. It’s not about how long or hard you train; it’s about exercising smart for longevity and vitality.

Dynamic Conditioning is an effective total body workout using the TUBALLRX resistance band. With a ball on one side, the TUBALLRX band enables a wider range of exercises. Kirsten incorporates specific techniques for maximum effectiveness, making it a well-rounded program.

Focus on flexibility and balance both internally and externally to improve overall wellness in this Tai Chi Yoga fusion program. Yoga develops the foundation of internal support for stability and strength, while Tai Chi connects the fundamental and dynamic applications of functional mobility and dynamic stability using movements that connect into forms and sequences. The result is a greater sense of balance, self-body awareness, range of motion and muscular strength.

Enjoy this creative class designed for women who want to improve their strength in the comfortable and un-intimidating environment of the pool. Target all the major muscle groups using aqua dumbbells (single, double, meshed and suspended) that are effective to tone and strengthen the body while remaining easy on the joints.

Exercise may be a good stress (eustress), but life is filled with harmful stress (distress) that alters hormonal levels, health and inflammation. How does exercise impact these effects and balance stress? Join us for a deeper dive into understanding these concepts and applications and learn how to expand your programming for success. (Lecture)

Forgetting to follow up with people results in thousands of dollars left on the table. Generating, organizing, and following up with new leads is often neglected simply because there is no organization or process that feels easy and simple. Learn how to simplify and organize the process, so you never leave another prospective behind.

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 2025 SCW MANIA® Convention of your choice! 


Each 2024 SCW Fitness Idol Winner receives:

  • A slot as a presenter at a future SCW MANIA®
  • FREE SCW Online Certification of your choice
  • Coverage in a SCW Newsletter
  • 1-year FREE SCW OnDemand Membership

Join the stars of MANIA® in this wild workout with the best in dance fitness. Have a blast with LaBlast®, Zumba®, Manuel Velazquez, Tani Haggard & Tricia Madden and learn tons of new moves to drive your dance programs to the next level. You even can win a free certification from one of these amazing programs. It’s going to be a party of epic proportions!

A long, full day of focus, movement, and learning with like-minded professionals is exhilarating; but exhausting. Reboot after your full day of MANIA® and rejuvenated once again. Show up for this peaceful presence practice and give yourself the gift of self-care as we enjoy a collective exhale together to reset and recharge!

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