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Feb 23-25, 2024 • Hyatt Regency Dulles  

Feb 23-25, 2024 • Hyatt Regency Dulles  


Automatically gain access to these 60 PRE-RECORDED SESSIONS online (filmed at previous SCW Conventions) when you Add DC® MANIA 2024 Recordings to your Registration!



How To Master The Deadlift - Dr. Jonathan Mike, PhD, CSCS*D

In this hands- on session, we’ll delve deep into the mechanics and nuances of the deadlift. Discover the key biomechanical principles and technical details that will enhance your understanding and execution of this powerful exercise. Explore the significance of the deadlift through a comprehensive analysis and break down the intricate mechanics of the movement, ensuring you grasp every essential aspect.

7 Game Changing Glute Training Tips - Nick Tumminello

The best glute training goes beyond just doing squats, deadlifts, hip thrusts, and band shuffles. From this workshop, you’ll walk away with 7 glute training techniques. Immediately get more out of your glute exercises and learn moves that will become staples of your lower-body training program. 

Smart Strength for the Ageless Female - Keli Roberts

Smart strength training strategies to help your female clients age less! Birthdays are just a number: it’s function that counts! Interactively review critical principles for functionally training the female client. Learn essential body alignment, precise cueing, and movement strategies to provide smart strength training for the ageless female.

Total Body Reset - Tara Turner

This interval training class uses steps, dumbbells, and good old fashion body weight to create a full body workout. When that buzzer sounds, burst into a cardio action, and then enjoy active recovery using strength moves. Beginners work at their level; intermediate and advanced students are pushed to their limit.

Redefine Functional Training - Redefine Yourself - Kevin Mullins, CSCS

Change the word functional in your mind forever! Learn the methods of elite personal trainers that lead to the best programs, the best results, and an exciting, successful business. Experience functional training firsthand as Kevin leads you through a challenging workout that incorporates every movement pattern, your core, and your cardiovascular fitness.

Lower Body Burnout - Jeff Howard

This complete lower body workout targets the glutes, quads, and hamstrings to tone and tighten these muscle groups, targeting the abdominal and lower back muscles for conditioning and improved flexibility. Learn easily implementable progressions and modifications to train your mature clients in a safe, fun way that will have them cheering for more.

Core Training Methods - Kevin Mullins, CSCS

The core is vital for spinal stabilization and the transfer of movements from the limbs. Discover how the core is supposed to function, the methods of function, and how to train your body to have the strongest, most impressive core of your life.

Rock Bottoms! Banded Booty Strength - Linda McDonald

This workshop will give group fitness instructors specific exercises to strengthen the hips and thighs using bands. Learn how to add variety and FUNction to target the large, as well as small, intrinsic muscles. Learn the science behind concentric and eccentric loading, and why the band contributes to eccentric loading.

Contender - Diva Richards

Unleash the warrior spirit within your clients as they embark on a transformative journey. Fuse the power of boxing and kickboxing in a dynamic hybrid format that ignites their inner strength. Seamlessly transition to sculpting exercises that build confidence and enhance mental focus. Empower your clients to embrace their inner champion and unleash their full potential!

SL@T - Strengthen, Lengthen & Tone - Jeff Howard

While HIIT workouts are loved by many, it’s crucial to prioritize recovery alongside intense effort. Slow down and let your body recharge and restore. Embrace the power of the L.I.S.S. (LOW INTENSITY STEADY STATE) protocol to enhance the advantages of HIIT. SL@T, an easily instructable class, blends various muscle conditioning and cardio exercises to support participants in achieving the transformative results they desire.

Glute Training: Beginner to Advanced - Greg Johnson, MS

All hail the king of athletic performance! The glutes are finally getting their well-deserved place in the gym, despite our quad-driven fitness world. From glute activation, isolation and enhancement to correction, strength, power, and hypertrophy, you will learn the best exercises for all clients and goals.

Creative Compounds - Andrew Gavigan

Are your clients getting tired of the usual push and pull, single plane, single joint moves that they’ve been doing for years? Come learn a variety of fun, easy to teach, multi-joint and multi-plane compound exercises to implement into your sessions. Progressions, regressions, and cueing will all be explored.

G.R.I.T. - Strength Training for the Ager - Ann Gilbert

Grown-up Resistance/Intensity Training is the center focus! Learn programming secrets for periodization and modifications to improve muscular tone and body composition. Discover the true “GRIT” of active agers in this must-attend session for those who train, coach or instruct seniors.

Core Off The Floor - Sarah Zahab

It’s key to include seated and standing core work in our programming. Whether your clients are physically unable to get on the floor or if you’re looking for more functional upright core variations, this session will provide numerous examples. Walk away with functional, beneficial, purposeful and effective core work.

Top Tier Core Conditioning - Dane Robinson

Coaches, are you ready to challenge your clients with advanced but effective core training dynamics? In this workshop, learn how to target the core without doing a single crunch and take your client’s core training into a higher gear!


Happy Hips & Healthy Backs - Ronnie Fulton

Chronic back pain caused by “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.  

High Roller - Foam Roller Pilates - Abbie Appel

Foam rollers have an illustrious history in the fitness industry for good reason. The research tells us that foam rollers help to loosen tight muscles and activate inhibited ones. It’s also known to be the perfect tool to add a balance challenge and improve alignment. By blending the advantages of foam rolling with your Pilates’ routine, you can create one amazing workout. Discover this three-step program and see how you can bring new life to your Pilates’ classes or your client’s training sessions.    

Core Yoga Strong - Jeff Howard

YOGA STRONG is a flowing, powerful sequence that will focus on strengthening the powerhouse of the body: The Core! Not just the superficial “6 pack” ab muscles; this includes the deep stabilizing muscles and back muscles that support the spine in every movement on and off your mat. You will be asked to step outside of your comfort zone to truly transform
your mind and body. Be ready to sweat, laugh, and grow!

Lower Body Self Care - Brian Bettendorf, MSM, MA

If mobility, strength, or pain is limiting your ability to train or move the way you want, this session will provide practical options that can be used to identify opportunities & improvement in the hips, legs, and feet.

Adaptive Taichi: Moving Despite Limitations - Jacob Glassmeyer

This workshop will empower those with limitations to find creative ways to move through TaiChi. Explore ways of moving through an adaptive approach using the ancient discipline of Yang style TaiChi. Learn how to implement this process and provide programming to progress and regress through assisted movement.

FOGA - Foam Rolling and Yoga - Rose Zahnn

FOGA is the recovery and rejuvenation your body needs! Experience a feelgood class that includes foot rolling, yoga, stretching and foam rolling. You’ll walk away feeling like you just had a great massage, and you’ll have the tools to take care of your body whenever needed.

Core Forward Pilates - Jeff Howard

Light up every muscle with this core-forward Pilates class that sets traditional moves to today’s rhythms, adding energy and excitement. Through the use of continuous choreography, electrify your burn, strength, and flexibility. Join this total-body sculpting class that blends lightweight training, Pilates, and core strengthening exercise.

Tai Chi + Weights = Iron Fusion - David-Dorian Ross

Immerse yourself in the seamless integration of Tai Chi and another captivating movement practice in our fusion classes. Experience the harmonious flow where the boundaries between modalities become indistinguishable within the choreography. Discover the empowering synergy of Tai Chi and weights in our invigorating Iron Fusion class. Join us for a transformative journey that transcends traditional boundaries and unlocks new dimensions of fitness.

Yoga Soul - Sara Kooperman, JD

Fill your soul in this Vinyasa Yoga class perfect for beginners and active agers. Flow gracefully and rhythmically from pose to pose with the greatest hits of Motown and other popular music as our guide. Focus on posture exploration while we blissfully drift through a journey of transformation and development. Leave feeling restored and rejuvenated while integrating strength and flexibility

Functional Pilates - Manuel Velazquez

Real-life happens from all angles & we move to and from every angle possible as we overcome activities of daily living. Regain awareness, re-ignite your Pilates practice, & learn how to apply the six basic Pilates principles for core stability/mobility that will move you from the mat to anywhere you need to go. Feel more dynamic, powerful, and strong.

Shoulders: Protection & Performance - Paul Christopher, CSCS

In this workshop, address the best way to protect the shoulder which is one of the most frequently injured and complex joint systems in the body. Delve into why and how to train the shoulders for maximum strength and flexibility avoiding injury and accelerating performance

Forever Pilates - Abbie Appel

Pilates is for everyone! Develop your Pilates program to help your active agers feel great and continue moving functionally to live their best life. Experience a Pilates mat program with 15 movement modifications and progressions that increase mobility, balance and muscular endurance. Learn how proper postural movements will improve function and overall confidence to help your clients continue doing the things they love!

The Art of Flow: Yoga Basic - Christine Conti, MEd

Immerse yourself in a fluid Vinyasa Yoga experience that safely incorporates fluid bodyweight poses to improve strength, balance, and flexibility. Seamlessly flow through asanas, use your breath as a guide, and feel rejuvenated and relaxed by the end of class. Indulge your senses in this full mind-body experience. Perfect for ALL fitness levels!

SMR: Functional Fascia Techniques - Andrew Gavigan

Learn techniques and up-to-date theories on Self Myofascial Release using multiple tools like foam rollers and massage balls. Experience these new techniques yourself then take them home to your clientele where you can apply to personal training, small groups recovery sessions, or large group x warm ups.

Yin To My Yang - Rosie Malaghan MS, ERYT-200

We live in the Yang – the fast-paced everyday flow that is active, ambitious, maybe even restless, with a training focus on muscles and intensity. Slow down, relax, turn inward, and learn how to find balance through Yin, a slowpaced practice, focused on the hips, pelvis, and spine. Gain a greater understanding of class format, asanas, and purpose as we target deep connective tissues, joint protection, and energy flow to compliment strength training.


Aqua Yoga Flow - Connie Warasila

Slip into the pool and experience a relaxing yoga-inspired aqua session. You will journey to a place of deep physical and mental relaxation while practicing breathing techniques, vinyasas, and balance postures. Come and wash away the day’s tension and stress. You will float away refreshed, renewed, and calm. 

Aqua HIIT The Beat - Jewell Fowler, MA

Experience the ultimate fusion of HIIT training and the infectious rhythm of dance in this dynamic session. Perfectly tailored for those who have a love for music but may feel less confident in their dance skills. Experience a carefully crafted series of simple, yet powerful, movements that will have your heart racing and your body moving to the beat.   

Ab Arsenal - Ann Gilbert

Check out this innovative core format that will make you rethink your ab favorites. Take beloved tried n’ true and turn them into a treasured brand new. Great for athletic abilities of all levels, these aquatic playground exercises will quickly become the first choice for effective off-season training.

Mix-Match Aqua Moves To The Max - Jeff Howard

Most of us experience some form of burnout after teaching multiple aqua classes. Build pyramid intervals to combat boredom! Incorporate muscle conditioning into timed patterns of HIIT & leave with a workout to propel you UPWARD! Just six simple rules give you more ideas, progressions, and energy to push your moves to the max!

Aqua Brain Power - Ann Gilbert

This innovative workout session is filled with brain power challenges, improving mind and memory function. Experience this neuroplasticityfocused class, which is directed towards problem-solving skills that you can integrate easily into your current aqua program. Aqua brain power is important for all water participants of varying ages and fitness levels.

Barracuda Booty - Cheri Kulp

Enjoy this aquatic session that focuses on core, gluteals, and lower extremity training. Build power and strength along with flexibility and fluidity of movement in the comfortable environment of the pool. Explore standing, anchoring, moving, and floating options to train the booty to be your best ASSet!

10 Best Exercises for 1:1 Aquatic Training - Irene McCormick, MS, CSCS

Consider the aquatic environment for finding new and challenging ways to mix up your 1:1 training sessions. Adding water to a strength or HIIT workout can provide different challenges by dialing down the impact of moves without decreasing the intensity. The H2O serves as resistance training and cardio challenges without the DOMS or the impact.

Power To The Pool - MaryBeth Dziubinski

Harness the power of the pool! In this session, learn how to effectively implement aquatic training principles, cycles of strength, endurance, and high-speed training into your aquatic programming. Discuss movement patterns and progressions to maximize power development and improve activities of daily living performance. Experience aqua power like never before!

Cheeks for Weeks - H2O - Ann Gilbert

Focus on glute-specific training in the aquatic environment to build muscular endurance and strength. Using all three planes of motion in innovative and unique routines, leave this novel session with new choreography and exciting options. Discuss progressions and regressions for all students and build the backside of the body. Discover how you can train cheeks for weeks n’ weeks!

Aqua Yoga for Arthritis - Christa Fairbrother, MA, ERYT-500

Aqua yoga is a unique modality to benefit people living with arthritis. It combines yoga with the properties of aquatic exercise to increase the benefits and access to yoga. If you want to add yoga tidbits to your aquatics programs that serve audiences with arthritis, come get some easily applicable ideas.

H2O Tap Out - Harley Cofield

This class is a unique blend of kickboxing and martial arts. Gain new skills as you improve your endurance, agility and coordination, as well as balance and core stability. We will be combining strength training with self-defense motions, including kick variations. Expect a high intensity, power-packed circuit that fosters strength and grace.

Easy-Grip Aqua Dumbbell Workout - Cheri Kulp

Say goodbye to concerns about arthritis and hand discomfort during your water workouts with aqua dumbbells. Join this session and discover innovative techniques that eliminate the need to grip the handle and strain the shoulders. Experience an invigorating workout that incorporates unique patterns using single, meshed, and independent aqua dumbbells. Take your traditional cardio and toning workouts to the next level.

Aqua Ease: Flexibility for Active Agers - Manuel Velazquez

Dive into the world of aquatic exercise and unlock benefits that last all year round. Experience the perfect environment that water provides, where buoyancy supports body weight and enhances flexibility. Join Manuel as he shares his top ten favorite flexibility moves tailored for the water. Discover inspiring ideas to create gentle and effective sequences designed specifically for active aging clients and revolutionize your fitness routine!

Liquid Levels - Jessica Pinkowski

Take your aqua classes to the next level! Workouts in the water are one of the most therapeutic activities one can take part in. Shallow water aerobics builds cardio and strength while being easy on the joints in a high energy atmosphere. Liquid Levels incorporates a variety of movements at different levels, starting from the ground up.

Tab-Aqua Quickies - Jeff Howard

Tab-Aqua Quickies is the exciting new component of Tab-Aqua Bootcamp. Work HARD for 30 seconds, HARDER for 20 seconds, and HARDEST for 10 seconds for six cycles, then rest 10 seconds. Let the music guide you without worrying about watching the clock. Get motivated with aquatic moves that produce results fast. 


Inexpensive Marketing for Growth & Profitability - Sara Kooperman, JD

Examine how to market effectively and efficiently while remaining profitable. Explore branding your business through various media, driving it to success. Discover your unique market position, develop pop-ups, postcards, social media posts, email, text messages, eNewsletters, and expand your social media presence. Learn from this entrepreneur who started from a 3rd floor walk-up and created a multi-million-dollar enterprise. Leave with plenty of FREE advice and resources. 

Fireside Chat with Mark Harrington, Jr. - Mark Harrington, Jr. & Sara Kooperman, JD

Join fitness industry icon Mark Harrington Jr, President of Healthworks Fitness, GymIt and Republic Fitness for a fireside chat. Mark has been instrumental in the company’s growth, which today includes more than 25,000 members and 500 plus employees. Dedicated to innovation, team development, and holistic well-being, Mark explores how to grow your team, enhance your member experience and effectively use data. Come with plenty of questions to grow your business and expand your influence with this generous leader in fitness and wellness.  

Successfully Build Your Member Base - Jared Williams

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.

Retired, Not Expired! Strength Training for Mature Adults Panel - Sara Kooperman, JD, Keli Roberts, Dr. Dan Ritchie, MS, PhD & Ann Gilbert

Though most American seniors are active, vibrant, and live independently, many fitness professionals treat them as if they are frail. Learn from our active aging experts how to conduct fitness assessments for seniors, and design programming to increase strength, power, balance, agility, and speed.

Retain & Engage Your Personal Training Clients - Marissa Hoff, MEd

Long-term clients are essential to a successful fitness business. They are the best source of new business through referrals. Studies show that acquiring a new client can cost five times more than retaining an existing one. In this session, learn best practices to engage training clients for increased retention, referrals, and revenue.

New World Sales & Management - Bill McBride

It’s not just you and your fitness business that has transformed – your members have too. Examine how consumer habits have shifted, and ways your business can embrace these changes to meet new expectations and be successful in 2024. Discover easily implementable adaptations to traditional business approaches for optimal outcomes that ensure happy clients and owners alike.

Biggest Secrets In Personal Training Sales Success - Jon Baraglia

Learn how to build a Personal Training Program that creates a culture of sales success in your facility. Set the right expectations. Provide the necessary training and tools. Create accountability with key metric tracking and daily conversations. Most importantly, build value with a word class experience.

Stretching for Strength - Flexible Foundations Panel - Sara Kooperman, JD, Siri Chilazi, MBA, MA, Abbie Appel & Keli Roberts

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

Profitable Training With Clients 55+ - Dr. Dan Ritchie, MS, PhD

Maximize your business’s profitability by attracting clients who possess the ideal combination of financial stability, long-term commitment, and strong referral potential. Targeting Boomers and Seniors for small group and one-on-one training in your clubs is the key. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to work with the best clients who bring value to your fitness community.

Converting Social Media Content Into Customers - Paul Christopher, CSCS

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.

Building Successful Hybrid Businesses - Reena Vokoun, MS

Unlock the secrets to building a thriving hybrid fitness business. Discover how to harness the power of technology, marketing strategies, and community engagement to propel your gym, studio, or fitness venture to new heights. By offering both in-person and online classes, you’ll create a winning formula for business success.

Purposeful Programming - Tricia Madden

Discover the keys to successful group fitness programming that leaves your members feeling motivated, connected, and accomplished. Learn the art of developing a well-rounded schedule tailored to your members’ needs and goals. Delve into techniques to grow your membership and gain valuable insights and practical strategies to create a balanced and productive GX calendar.

New Client Retention - Sheldon McBee, MS

It is well documented that a 5% increase in client retention translates into an income increase of 25%, which is why a smart retention strategy is paramount to your success. In this session, learn how and where to successfully invest your time, effort and money to create an optimal client experience at the point of sale. Convert more potential clients into long-term clients, and leave with actionable plans and tips to advance your Personal Training business.

Entrepreneurship & Opening - Doug Sheppard

Becoming a studio owner is not a natural step in the evolution of a trainer. You must learn a new set of skills to be successful. Create your own roadmap to becoming an exceptional operator by examining several key questions. Discover your ideal clients, personal assets, time management skills, leadership talents and marketing choices.

Building Your Business - Chris Stevenson, CSCS

There is nothing better than doing what you love and making a living doing it. In this interactive session, learn everything you need to know to create and launch your own fitness business. Be prepared to leave with a detailed action plan to implement right away.