SCW Fitness Education

SCW Fitness Education has been in business for 40 years and is the largest provider of continuing education conferences in the world focusing on group fitness and personal training with an emphasis on execution, leadership, and management. Seven regional MANIA® Conferences & Business Summits are held annually in Washington D.C., California (San Francisco), Florida (Orlando), Atlanta, Dallas, Midwest (Chicago), and Boston. These Fitness Conventions offer 10-12 sessions running every hour on various aspects of the fitness/wellness industry, including HIIT, functional training, cycling, mind/body, barre, dance, aqua, nutrition, recovery, business, and leadership. SCW regularly reaches over 8,000 fitness professionals in face-to-face contacts, 70,000 via email, and another 300,000+ in virtual connections. SCW Fitness is unparalleled in its provision of live and online certifications, continuing education courses, and conventions to fitness professionals in multiple disciplines.

What Is MANIA®?

MANIA® is more than just a Fitness Pro Convention; it’s the place where the fitness community goes to be educated, inspired and recharged! As the largest global provider of Fitness Conferences in the world, earn up to 20 CECs in a single weekend, running 8 sessions every hour, featuring 60+ presenters. MANIA® Conventions attract world-renowned fitness educators leading over 130 sessions and 20 certifications.

Topics Include:

Active Aging
Functional Training
Personal Training
HIIT/Core
Yoga
Barre

Group Exercise
Pilates
Nutrition
Cycling
Circuits
Rowing

Aqua
Exercise Science
Business
Sales/Retention
Marketing
Social Media

Health & Fitness Business Summit 

For Owners, Directors and Managers

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 80 session recordings from the convention for 40 Days and you get ALL the sessions from Rooms A, B, C, D, and F. It’s 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 80 sessions that are recorded.


All Recordings Available Friday, March 11

There Is No Comparison!

There Is No Comparison!

DC 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!

FAQS

Please scroll down to the bottom of this page to view the SCW COVID-19 event policy or click here.

Any fitness professional or enthusiast that wants to up-skill their concentration or expand their knowledge about other areas of fitness education should attend a MANIA® event!

Personal Trainers
Facility Managers
Small Group Trainers
Cyclists
Mind/Body Experts
Dance Instructors
Group Ex Instructors
Club Owners
Aquatic Teachers

With over 130 sessions (9 sessions every hour) featuring 60 world-renowned Fitness Educators, MANIA® guarantees a fun experience that will leave all attendees well-equipped to return to work on Monday.

Online. Just click the “Register” button at the top of this site and choose the option that suits you best!

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 any session updates.

Every registered attendee will receive a confirmation email. The convention receipt can be found in the body of the confirmation email. Any product (plus shipping and handling) receipts will be included in the product package. All event receipts and educational product costs can be deducted for tax purposes.

Presenters, classes, dates and times are subject to change without formal notice. In the event DC MANIA® is cancelled, we will be in contact with you to issue a 100% guaranteed refund or you may reach out to [email protected]

  • Thursday, February 24 :   7:00 am − 8:00 pm
  • Friday, February 25:          6:45 am − 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, February 26:     6:45 am − 6:15 pm
  • Sunday, February 27:        7:00 am − 12:45 pm

Enjoy 80+ session recordings for 40 Days at your leisure by adding the session recordings to any MANIA® registration. At only $1 per day, you get all the sessions from Rooms A, B, C, D, and F. It’s 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 80+ 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, changes of clothing, food, notebooks, pens, notebook or iPad for outlines and notes and money for shopping in the expo! At check-in, you will receive an admission wristband and a lanyard. MANIA® Convention attendees will receive a bag with the daily schedule and convention map. You will also be presented with your name badge when you check in at the on-site registration desk. Don’t forget to bring your session outlines that are available at scwfit.com/mania. We will not provide session outlines on site.

We are happy to check you in at any time during the posted registration hours:

  • Thursday, February 24 :   7:00 am − 8:00 pm
  • Friday, February 25:          6:45 am − 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, February 26:     6:45 am − 6:15 pm
  • Sunday, February 27:        7:00 am − 12:45 pm

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

Session outlines will not be provided in the classrooms. Outlines will be posted on the website prior to the start of MANIA® and attendees will be able to print them or download them onto an electronic device such as a smartphone or tablet. Past outlines are available at scwfit.com/mania

CECs/CEUs are continuing education credits or units utilized to keep certifications current. SCW is a CEC/CEU provider for SCW, ACE, AFAA, NASM, ACSM, AEA and more. If there is a certifying body that is not present on the list above, attendees can petition the CEC form with these certifying bodies directly (attendees may incur additional fees).

The credits you can earn at this event are recognized by the following agencies: SCW, ACE, NASM, ACSM, AFAA, and AEA. If your certification agency is not listed, you will have to petition the CECs with your certifying body. We are happy to assist with this process. Please email [email protected] should you require assistance.

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.

Generally, each certifying body will award one CEC/CEU per hour during each workshop. Each class is 1.25 hours and therefore, you will receive 1.25 units. Some certifying bodies give more or less than the 1.25 units, depending on factors such as lecture vs. workout and land vs. aqua.This includes both LIVE and RECORDED sessions.

CEC/CEU forms will be provided electronically after the event. Upon the close of MANIA®, 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.

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:

 

• Please visit scwfit.com/certification-renewal

 

•  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 scwfit.com/scwproviders 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

You must submit 20 hours of continuing education credits from courses you attend after your certification’s renewal date.

• You can attend a MANIA® conference or another live certification course to obtain CECs. Please visit scwfit.com/MANIA for more information.

• You can complete another Online Certification. Please visit scwfit.com/certifications for more information.

• You can obtain CECs from a SCW Approved Provider.  Please visit scwfit.com/scwproviders to view the list of approved providers.

• Courses that are approved for SCW continuing education credits are listed below:
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.

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]; Phone: 847-562-4020.

MANIA® Recorded Sessions FAQS

This option allows you to enjoy 80 workshop & lecture recordings for 40 days after the event at your leisure.  Look for the camera icon on the schedule for the sessions that are being recorded.  You can either purchase this option for $199, or add it to your existing live (in-person) event registration for $40.   Follow this link to register: https://scwfit.com/dc/register

You will be able to access the recordings by Friday, March 11. You will receive an email and text message notifying you when they are available along with log-in instructions.

Recorded workshops and lectures qualify for the same number of CECs as the In-Person event. The certification organizations offer the following number of CEC/CEUs per 75-minute workshop/lecture: SCW = 1.25, ACE = .125, ACSM = 1.25, AEA = 1.0 (aqua and lecture sessions) and .5 (activity sessions), AFAA = 1.0, and NASM = 0.1. You can earn up to 7.5 CECs/CEUs for Friday, 8.75 CECs/CEUs for Saturday and 5 CECs/CEUs for Sunday.

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 40 days only. You will also receive a reminder email and text message with a link to access the CEC Form. 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 80 workshop & lecture recordings you can do so here https://scwfit.com/dc/register-session-recordings/

Enjoy 40 days of access for only $40, that’s $1 a day! 

COVID-19 Policy

SCW is thrilled to see all of you again at our in-person events!

Register with confidence! 100% guaranteed we will be back in-person or your money back!

All SCW onsite staff will be fully vaccinated and ready to assist you!

To promote safety and comfort, SCW will comply with all local governmental regulations and CDC indoor guidelines.

100% confidence & refund guarantee

Fully COVID-19 vaccinated staff 

Compliance with CDC indoor guidelines

Social distancing in common areas & rooms

Rigorous cleaning of equipment

Hand sanitizer available throughout

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.