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Feb 23-25, 2024 • Hyatt Regency Dulles  

Feb 23-25, 2024 • Hyatt Regency Dulles  

SATURDAY, FEB. 24, 2024

Saturday, February 24th is when MANIA® hits it’s full stride. With an action packed lineup of workshops, seminars, and workouts, attendees will be screaming for more from our industry-leading experts.

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

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.

Practice mobility exercises to optimize agility as you move through your fitness age. Improve ROM, increase vitality & get moving with this easy-to-follow mobility sequence. Leave with a clear understanding of how we, as fit Pros, can contribute to movement that can transfer to advanced activities of daily living. This session is for all clients 20-90 years of age.

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.

Are you ready to take control of your back pain and help your clients take control of theirs? 80% of Americans will experience low back pain at some point in their lives. Learn simple exercises and lifestyle changes that can help your clients become PAIN FREE, leading to more consistency with training and exceeding training goals.

Make a splash and experience the refreshing, invigorating Zumba® pool party featuring multiple Latin and International dance rhythms! This unique workout in the water complements all the muscles and allows students of all fitness levels, as well as those with disabilities or physical limitations, to join the Zumba experience!

This session will discuss common fitness and sports injuries seen in a sports medicine practice.  Evidence based strategies for recognizing and preventing these injuries in your training population will also be discussed. (Lecture)

Ready to transition from employee to independent business owner? As a 20-year trainer and 10-year business owner, Detric knows what it takes to transform yourself from solo flier to company leader. Learn practical tips for developing your products, team, marketing, and more!

Session 2: 9:15am-10:30am


It is absolutely possible to fully enjoy life’s indulgences and maintain long-term fitness simultaneously! Sohailla will unveil the blueprint that will guide you to the intersection of lasting health and happiness, leaving guilt behind. Once the secret formula is uncovered, you’ll realize that relentless, stressful efforts are not required to strike your life-giving balance.

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

Test your strength, cardio, and balancing skills by performing exercises that will motivate and challenge you. From using your body weight to incorporating fitness props, you will perform intervals of cardio and strength movements creating an intense workout. So come through with no fear, refusing to lose…here’s your ticket…. hear the drummer get wicked!

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.

 A total-body, yoga-infused workout with vinyasa flows, cardio surges, and sculpting work designed to incinerate calories, build endurance, and promote mindfulness. The class allows space for almost everyone to dial up their intensity, or turn it down based on individual needs.

Discover great myofascial active recovery techniques in this Happy Muscles! 365 workshop. Learn guided muscle care and stretching techniques for all ages using best-in-class Tiger Tail massage sticks and balls. Improve flexibility, mobility, and ROM, as well as reduce muscle knots, aches, and pains while using these affordable, portable and FUN stretch-recovery tools.

Dive into improved strength and mobility with this pool-based active aging workshop. Experience the buoyant support of water as you practice sit-to-stand progressions. This unique aquatic environment offers gentle resistance and safety, making it perfect for active agers to build confidence, stability, and functional independence.

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)

If you want to create a name and following for yourself, you need to stand out on social media, and that can be difficult. In this course you will learn the 4 simple steps for standing out so you can enroll more clients, make more money, and have a larger impact! This session is perfect for both instructors, personal trainers, and studio owners and managers.

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

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

Learn unique and effective exercises to train the core from the inside out. Integrate stability balls and a variety of bands along with weighted body movements, to experience challenging exercises that utilize the hips, abs, back, glutes, and chest. This is truly a modern workout for 2024!

Go from sexy squats to a badass booty. Progress and regress exercises with tools and variations for specific outcomes. Distinguish between progressive exercises and progressive training by designing results-driven programs for PT clients, small group training, and GX classes alike!

Take advantage of aqua dumbbells to build muscular endurance, power, and overall tone. Build lean muscle through the creative use of drag, resistance, and buoyancy by using just one aqua dumbbell or both dumbbells enmeshed, or as under-arm flotation devices. Recharge, refresh and revive your water workouts using hand buoys like never before.

Take an insightful look at marketing, sales and growth and how they intertwine to expand your influence and financial success. Leave with practical solutions to grow, get more clients and expand your client base. Enjoy a candid conversation on what to watch out for and implement for guaranteed success as a Group Instructor, Personal Trainer and Business Owner and Manager.

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

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

Step up your fitness game by mastering exercises that alleviate shoulder pain and prevent injuries. This course empowers fitness professionals to enhance client satisfaction and results, increasing retention and profit. Learn to optimize performance through pain-reducing strategies, and watch your business thrive. Don’t miss this opportunity to elevate your expertise!

Want to stand out? Spark your desire to be different!  Dare to intertwine yoga flows with bursts of HIIT training and weightlifting.  Feel rebel vibes coursing through your veins and renew the thrill of teaching group fitness as you experience WARRIOR Rhythm.

“Ozempic, Xenical, Victoza! Oh my!” Are you on the pulse of the latest developments in the ever-evolving weight management space? Uncover the effectiveness, safety, and potential pitfalls of weight loss medications and receive fresh insights on fad diets from our seasoned dietitian. “Fasting, Keto, and Noom! Oh my! (Lecture)

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

EMOM is a HIIT protocol meaning Every Minute on the Minute. This is often the hardest to plan and most challenging to control. In this session, learn sure-fire techniques, unique timing of work to rest ratios and perfectly sequenced movements to elicit the response your student’s demand. Connect with “everyone” that walks in the door and WIN!

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!

LaBlast® is a 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. No partner needed! You will learn to Jive, Foxtrot, Viennese Waltz, Lindy Hop, Salsa & more!

Restoration is an essential part of any fitness regimen, but it can be hard to get clients to buy into it. This is why we’ve created a simple integrated 3-part restoration group class that combines foam rolling, stretching, and moving and leaves clients feeling so good and rejuvenated.

Dive into vitality with our aquatic circuit workshop! Designed for enhancing daily life functionality, this pool-based session guides you through a series of exercises targeting strength, flexibility, and balance. Experience the therapeutic benefits of water while improving your everyday activities. Leave with four comprehensive class designs to incorporate into your classes


This workshop explores how nutrition, supplements, and hormones impact the aging process. Explore what to take, how the body adapts to aging and what we can do nutritionally to age with energy and grace. Learn evidence-based approaches, strategies, and applications to combat metabolic adaptations to promote healthy aging. (Lecture)

Explore your options for guaranteed financial and personal success as a Personal Trainer and/or Business Owner. Painlessly grow your business attracting new clients and retaining valuable customers. Expansion and retention are key. Examine affordable marketing automations (social media, emails, text messages), surveys & feedback, loyalty rewards and simple payment processing to grow your client base and revenue. All necessary and extremely affordable.

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

Zumba®  is perfect for everybody and every body! We take the “work” out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.

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.

We will articulate our joints producing synovial fluid making movement easier for those with arthritis and other ailments. The cardio in the class is gentle enough for those with chronic conditions, but vigorous enough to elevate your heart rate and warm your body. Motion is the lotion!

Experience two SoulBody’s dynamic programs in one session! We will fuse together SoulBody’s signature barre class, that is more athletic in approach, with SoulBody LIIT, a class that creates strength with functional body weight exercises as well as endurance with low impact intervals, moving the body smarter, not harder!

The age old adage “use it or lose it” definitely applies whenever we refer to balance, agility, and power. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), one adult over the age of 65 is treated in the emergency room for a fall every 18 seconds. Agility training improves flexibility, balance, and control, all of which can reduce the risk of falling for our aging population. This session uses water resistance and support to enhance this training without the fear of falling. Use the natural resistance of water, lever length, surface space, along with aqua noodles and tubing for a refreshing new workout.

Is sugar evil? Addictive? Worth it? Which is worse: sugar or fat? And what about snacks? Should it be fruit, or bars, or shakes? So many questions, and so little time before most people encounter their first (and sometimes fatal and final) heart attack. Get answers! (Lecture)

Learn simple, effective, and necessary techniques to build your financial freedom both personally and professionally in language you will understand and can apply. Analyze websites that focus on growth, discover industry-driven 3rd-party platforms fueled by automation and understand federal and state legal compliance and how it affects your financial health. Grow (or start) your fitness business worry-free!

Session 7: 6:00pm-7:00pm

Join the stars of MANIA® in this wild workout with the best in dance fitness. Have a blast with LaBlast®, Zumba®, Manuel Velazquez, Siri Chilazi, MBA, MA, Billie Wartenberg & Tani Haggard, 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!