Friday, August 26: 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.

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. 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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

Get out of your head and get into the pool to experience the mental health benefits of Ballroom dancing. The skill of dance & all genres of music combined with the aquatic principles create a workout for the mind, body, and soul.

We focus heavily upon movement prep, the exercise bout and muscle recovery, but ignore the impact of nutrient and fluid intake on performance, recovery and muscle adaptation. Why train hard when you should train smart? This session discusses the carbohydrate, protein and fluid intake (timing, type, quantity) before, during and following exercise.

Get a taste of “Career Path Reality” from one of the most successful fitness consultants in the fitness industry, who started out teaching Aerobics. Bob has “blazed” the career trail for Group Exercise Instructors, Personal Trainers and Club Managers since 1988.

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.

 

Friday, 9:00am-10:15am (Session 2)

Whether a personal quest or way to engage the fastest growing segment of the population, this incredibly creative tubing workout presents effective and manageable training techniques for the 40+ 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.
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!

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.

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.

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 playlists.

 

Liquid Gym® Acqua Box Combat is an optimum energy-fostering training program for the whole body: Kicks, punches, jumps and varied boxing techniques to strengthen the stomach, legs and glutes. Stamina, coordination, agility and elegance of movement, and command of the body are trained using the Liquid Gloves.

 

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!

 

This session will incorporate the basics of the latest nutrition research, trends, and fads such as carb cycling, intermittent fasting, ketosis, and other diets. What can a fitness professional provide in nutritional guidance and stay within the scope of practice? We will also debunk nutrition myths and review the basics of weight loss and metabolism.

‘Keto-everything’ is a popular term, but is it safe, effective and even sustainable? Put aside the marketing claims and understand the real science of ketones, metabolism, weight loss and performance. Join this session to learn metabolic science and the role of ketones in weight loss and exercise.

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.

 

Friday, 11:00am-12:15pm (Session 3)

It’s time to take aging sitting down! Discover how incorporating a chair can increase access to your fitness offerings by catering to clients of all abilities. Perfect for deconditioned clients or those overcoming injuries, you’ll learn how to design seat-based programming that doesn’t lack intensity or fun, guaranteed to get a “seated” ovation from all of your students! 

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.

This program gently guides you through a simple Tai Chi workout, emphasizing continuity, connection, and your feeling of FLOW. Perfect for beginners, seniors, and those with Parkinson’s, fibromyalgia, peripheral neuropathy, diabetes, or obesity. Enjoy this Tai Chi practice of continuity without interruption.

As our clients age or reach new levels of ability, the way they strength train becomes exponentially important. Learn how to create a smart, solid, and safe program of hypertrophy success that focuses on strengthening primary and accessory musculature through density & volume!

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!

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. www.waterinmotion.com/strength/
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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.

What can you do for 10 minutes a day (or an hour each weekend) that would impact what you end up putting in your mouth? Learn from a Registered Dietician, Cookbook author, and mom of 3, that it doesn’t have to be so hard: streamline your meal prep, grocery time, and kitchen-set up!

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.

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, 12:30pm-1:45pm (Session 4)

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

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.

Do you want to learn how incorporating the fitness pole can bring some “spice” to your workouts while becoming stronger and more flexible? Polga (pole yoga) has over 100 poses that can be done using the vertical barre (fitness pole). This session will introduce you to the “sexier/dancer” side of Polga (pole yoga).

The Aqua-Ω ultimate water exerciser adds exciting opportunities to many aquatic exercise formats. Spice up your water aerobics, boot camp, warm water, rehab, and personal training sessions by adding resistance to arms, legs, and core. The Aqua-Ω effortlessly adjusts for size and resistance level. Come check it out!

 

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!

This lecture will show you how to transform your skill sets, cross-promote, and build your base. Go from PT into GX classes to broaden your client base, or GX into the PT/small group business. Learn how to maximize it all to cross the bridge, build your marketability, & grow your profitability.

 

Friday, 1:15pm-2:30pm (Session 4)

Lunchtime Session 2: If you choose this session, your lunch & expo break will be 12:15PM-1:15PM.

This class begins with simple but effective steady state cardio work to increase heart rate and movement in all three planes. We will continue the workout using resistance tubing to strengthen the core with functional movement patterns challenging balance and integrated body coordination for overall body training. Of course, no workout would be complete without a time of stretch and relaxation to reset the mind and body. Come join us and take away ideas to incorporate into your very next resistance band workout.

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.

An extraordinary cycle class is artfully crafted with thoughtful and intentional moments of emotion and excitement delivered with great music and dynamic coaching. Lean into your strengths and the personality of your room to unleash the power of connection. YOU hold the key. Rule yourself and unlock the potential of your room.

Self-sabotage is especially common with personal training clients who miss appointments, overeat after sessions, or talk down to themselves and convince themselves they will never meet their goals. Learn the most effective tips and tricks to help your clients overcome destructive behavior and skyrocket to success!

Whether you’re 100% virtual, 100% training in person, training one on one, conducting small group training, or all the above, this business workshop will give you the tools to create your very first, or next, client challenge. Develop programming unique to your training style, method, and client base. From branding to program milestones, pricing, and marketing, design a business blueprint to keep your current clients engaged and attract new clients by the end of this DWY (done with you) workshop.

 

Friday, 2:45pm-4:00pm (Session 5)

This land-based session utilizes an evidence-based approach containing dynamic, static, and somatosensory exercises to address balance dysfunction in the older adult population. Learn how to incorporate functional movement patterns into your programming and improve the mobility, strength, and balance of your aging clients.

SOULstrength™ is a creative blend of rhythmic resistance, cardio conditioning, manageable mobility, and core strength exercises set to crazy FUN music. This workshop will take you through a SOULstrength™ class and leave you with actionable tips to create an amazing class experience.

Ever wish you loved yoga? WARRIOR Rhythm™ is the bridge between classic group exercise and traditional yoga. With its rebel vibe, edgy playlists, and unconventional flows, this format will rock your world! Intertwine mindfulness, yoga, weightlifting, and HIIT training into an extraordinary experience. We are where woo-woo meets WAAHOOOOO!

From observation in the landscape of fitness, it has become evident that thorough preparation before intense exercise has been fundamentally lacking. It’s not that complicated to follow a logical path of physiology for a proper warm-up to ensure a safe and effective workout.

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!

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.

 

AQUA STAND UP® is a high-energy paddleboard workout specially designed for all ages and fitness levels. Be ready to burn a lot of calories, get stronger, and make waves! No experience is needed!

Should you avoid sugar like it’s the devil, or eat as much of it as you want – with plans to just “work it off?” How much is a reasonable amount to allow? What are the consequences if you have too much? Is it possible to eat it strategically so it does not control you?

Join Bob, aka “The Green Thumb”, as he reviews the 22 DNA components that will help you establish, strengthen and grow your fitness business. Who should attend?: Group X Instructors, Personal Trainers, PT Managers, Group X Managers and Club & Studio Managers.

Profitability and financial fitness are paramount to your success as a fitness business owner. Learn how to interpret financial forecasts and implement financial plans from a certified public accountant. Leave with financial know-how and confidence you can take to the bank!

 

Friday, 4:30pm-5:45pm (Session 6)

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.

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.

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

Whether you go heavy or light, overloading the muscles of your upper body is key to experiencing improved strength, movement quality, and the aesthetics your classes and clients desire. Review techniques to challenge your upper body in all directions and all positions. Understand how training your upper body can help you reach total body goals faster.

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!!!

Liquid Gym® Liquid Stars equipment takes your workout or aqua yoga session into a new realm by increasing flexibility and range of motion and improving balance and proprioception. Works on the lower body by improving blood circulation and an abdominal workout to maintain the stability of the body.

Aquatic one-on-one training is a great way to expand your career as a fitness professional. This course will introduce you to the different types of training you can offer, and programming factors related to exercise program adherence for best results. These guidelines are based on the American College of Sports Medicine guidelines and aquatic industry standards.

We are seeing a rise in disordered eating behavior. This session will focus on identifying the differences between disordered eating and eating disorders and letting professionals know when there is cause for concern.

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.

There’s never been a more direct path than now to leverage and merge fitness knowledge with social media avenues, in hopes of attracting customer lead generation. During this informative lecture, we’ll demonstrate how to maximize digital highways to client conversion.

 

Friday, 6:00pm-7:00pm (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 2023 SCW newsletters, 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 a SCW Newsletter

● 1-year FREE SCW OnDemand Membership

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 tapping into the ease within. Leave behind expectations and open your mind to an inspiring good time!

Chronic back pain and “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.