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Feb 23-25, 2024 • Hyatt Regency Dulles  

Feb 23-25, 2024 • Hyatt Regency Dulles  

FRIDAY, FEB. 23, 2024

Bring your energy to kickstart MANIA® on Friday, February 23rd! 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

HIIT Tabata Monster Sets with a twist! Learn complex metabolic drills that can be used for 4- to 6-week workouts with progressions, regressions and added challenges so clients FEEL progress from week to week. Experience drills that challenge cardio strength and core with variations that will keep the workout results happening.
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.
Leg day enthusiasts, this one’s for you! Supercharge your lower-body training with effective programming for sculpting strong legs and glutes. Learn injury prevention, nutrition tips, and workout variations. Elevate your lower-body game and help your clients get amazing results!
Hustle and reset. Strengthen and stretch. Participate in this fusion of mind-body disciplines using a variable intensity interval format paired with yoga flow. Dynamic movement includes barre, pilates, mobility training, and more! Walk away with an empowering class format for all levels!
Achieve the strength and tone from resistance workouts without lifting weights, getting sweaty, and feeling the effects later in your joints more than your muscles. Uses resistance tubing, aqua dumbbells, and the side of the pool to build a stronger, firmer body for daily living activities in a joint-friendly environment.
Join this transformative workshop and unlock the secrets of building muscle while torching unwanted fat. Explore science-backed strategies, personalized workouts, and nutrition tips to achieve a balanced, strong, and lean physique. Elevate your fitness journey and build your dream body.
Discover how to cater to clients’ desires for longevity and overall well-being. Learn the art of blending passive and active rejuvenation services to create profitable revenue models. Walk away inspired, armed with the knowledge to craft enticing service offerings and implement successful practices. Join us in revolutionizing the fitness industry.

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

WARRIOR Combat is boxing inspired, powerful, and fierce. It has two 30-minute sections distinguished by timed intervals and moves synchronized to music including boxing, HIIT training, total body strength, and aerobic conditioning. Have a set of dumbbells handy and get ready to feel like a confident badass.
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!
Old school meets new school! Studios all over the world are creating brilliant programs that feature a combination of functional training, strength training, circuits, metabolic conditioning, yoga, and more. Experience a successful class that focuses on bodybuilding principles designed to develop and shape muscle. Leave this workout with inspiring and effective programming ideas.
Combining physical and mental strength through exercise is a work of art. It’s a true mind body connection. Enhance core strength and control in tandem with moving mantras in standing flows and practice on the mat. Learn to create an experience your clients rave about!
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!
Explore the vital role of magnesium in human health, emphasizing its significance in muscle function, energy metabolism, and overall well-being. Discover how to optimize magnesium intake through dietary choices and supplements for enhanced performance, recovery, and long-term health.
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 3: 11:00am-12:15Pm

Move over traditional sit-ups and crunches, we’re shaking things up and gamifying core work! In this session, learn fun games that inspire friendly competition amongst your clients while sculpting, toning and strengthening the body’s center of power. Clients will stay for the laughs and return for the results!
Proper function of the glenohumeral joint is crucial to the activities of daily living in middle age and older adults. This presentation will focus on simple exercises that can provide valuable results to help maintain function of the shoulder and translate this function to their activities of daily living.
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!
Unlock the secrets to mitigating knee pain and preventing injuries through targeted exercises. As a fitness professional, you’ll learn to optimize performance for your clients, enhancing satisfaction and profitability. Elevate your training approach to foster remarkable results, greater retention, and a thriving business. Join us to revolutionize your fitness strategy!

This high-energy Aqua Dance class mixes HIIT and strength with a sexy twist. Wind up that body with the sweet sounds of Soca while we build strength, power up the legs, and build a beautiful booty. Welcome to the Islands! Get ready to dance aqua style!

This session will discuss the importance of ensuring proper movement patterns when performing sports activities as well as when training with resistance. Evidence based strategies to protect from injury as well as optimize performance will be outlined. (Lecture)
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.

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

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

Effort, achieving peak performance, leveraging recovery, and maintaining motivation. These skills can be applied to HIIT, High Volume Training, Performance Training, and more. Elevate your coaching skills to empower clients for outstanding results.
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!
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

Plyometric and power exercises are not just for athletes, but for all clientele. Learn how to modify traditional plyometric and power exercises for safety and effectiveness in all clientele. The presentation will include variations for all ability levels and provide guidance on implementation and application.
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.
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 notes perfect for your class revival Monday morning.
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)

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.
Work every joint and muscle from the Ground Up! Learn functional self-myofascial-release techniques and appropriate applications for maintaining and regaining range of motion, strength, balance, and proprioceptive skills allowing clients to lead an active lifestyle. Discuss the limitations faced by older adults and appropriate modifications. Improve functional mobility and dynamic flexibility without compromising safety and effectiveness.
This is not your average strength class! Utilize hand weights, body weight, and optional plyometric exercises for a personalized and powerful muscle strengthening experience. Because one size does NOT fit all, elevate your heart rate, embrace progressions, enjoy your options, and experience ultimate challenge. All levels welcome!
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.
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 your lower extremities and particularly your beautiful buoyant bootie!
Uncover the hidden secrets of how sleep profoundly influences your gut microbiome and how your gut biome affects your slumber in this enlightening workshop. Delve into the intricate relationship between quality sleep and a thriving gut ecosystem. Gain practical insights into optimizing your sleep habits to promote gut health and vice versa for overall vitality. (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

Boot camp or Booty shake? Why not have both? Combine dance movements and HIIT. Glide between high- and low-intensity dance to get your heart rate up and boost cardio endurance. Integrate dance styles of salsa, merengue, reggaeton, soca, and hip-hop to launch that party mood that will get em’ hoppin!
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.
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 by training off the court. 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.
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.
Enjoy this bootcamp program filled with power and energy to give your aqua program a boost. Stand at attention and watch your creativity soar. Try some fun, new obstacle courses in the pool, and leave with 6 new routines to keep your members coming back again and again.
Your clients may have committed to the physical process, but have they committed in the kitchen? In this dynamic session, learn how to shift their mindset and inspire behavior changes when it comes to fueling the body. Learn what is within your scope of practice as a CPT and how to implement memorable and interactive workshops geared around grocery shopping, social influences, sugar, nutrition labels, food prep and more! Give them the power outside the gym! (Lecture)
Stop selling to create today’s culture, community, and camaraderie. Learn from a seasoned club owner how to endure business challenges and survive as a business with aggressive retention numbers and a unique community of loyal clients.

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 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

Experience a recovery class that is a great addition to group class offerings. SoulBody Restore gently warms the body through unique yoga flows, creates mobility through dynamic stretching and uses restorative techniques to release fascial tension, delivering a relaxed and centered feel.

Banish financial overwhelm, pump up your gym’s profits and be tax-ready with tips and tricks from our Financial Fitness Bootcamp for Gym Owners and Fitness Professionals. Let’s keep your bookkeeping in shape, have stress-free tax savings, demystify W9s and 1099s and discuss some tax strategies to bring to your CPA.