Friday, May 20: 7:30am-8:45am (Session 1)

Training women over 50 requires programming that considers the special aspects of active aging. Delve into the psychology behind this spectacular group of individuals and understand how to create safe and effective workouts that lead them to amazing results!
Are you looking for stronger, toned & sculpted arms? Join Mac & discover creative ways to target upper body muscles and show your arms some love! Leave this session armed with everything you need for your group exercise classes or personal training clients.
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.

The ability to coach core stability beyond expectation will bring you, as a fitness professional, one step closer to aligning concepts and applications. In this session, learn coaching concepts specifically designed to stabilize the spine in a scalable coaching mode.

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!

Aquatic exercise provides many benefits, including an ideal environment to exercise throughout the year. The buoyancy of the water supports a portion of your body weight, making it easier to move in the water and improving your flexibility. Join Manuel to review and experience at least ten of his favorite flexibility moves for the water environment and get ideas to develop sensitive sequences ideal for active aging clients.

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!

What does your client’s HEALTH FITNESS HAPPINESS mean to you and your business? Create your client’s roadmap to have the right mindset, understand their core values, and take action in achieving the vision of health they desire. Learn how to apply the HFH roadmap and ultimately reignite you, your clients, and your training business in 2022.

Create, manage, and market effective programs for active aging adults. Older adults should select exercise based on their capabilities, not their age. In addition to physical outcomes, discover how to create market-inspired programs that embrace the multi-dimensions of wellness.


Friday, 9:45am-11:00am (Session 2)

Tap into the movement systems of youth. Primal patterns provide the strength to lift our heads, roll, crawl, and feel amazing. Remove the sense of frailty associated with aging, and help older adults stay strong and resilient. Primal movement training can restore vitality and the capacity for true strength and power.
Functional Integrated Resistance Strength Training Progressions go beyond basics and examine methods and techniques that functionally strengthen. Utilize exercise progressions and partner drills that involve integration, coordination, and balance, ideal for your Small Group Training classes. Learn fun, effective, interactive partner training drills that allow social distancing. A winning solution!
Good flexibility and range of motion are essential for good posture and reducing the risks of injury. Discover this dynamic approach and learn how movement sequence patterns enhance mobility and range of motion. Explore the concept of working directly with myofascial meridians and anatomy training for self-care, flexibility, and muscle tension release.
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.

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.

Let drag, inertia, and resistance positively uncomplicate your world! Use minimal equipment with simple progressions to challenge your students! Power your workouts with what is around you to get clear results without the baggage.

Fitness Professionals walk a fine line of “staying in your lane” when helping clients understand healthy eating habits. Nutrition is a large puzzle piece of wellness to achieve client goals. Learn how to properly coach the general population, creating lasting results and doing so within the scope of your practice.

There is a science behind gaining muscle. Take a comprehensive look at hormonal influences, sleep implications, genetically influenced fiber types, and of course, proper training and nutrition.

Grow your business by building a culture that guarantees an increase in membership and improved staff retention. This session will teach you how to identify & recruit and keep rockstar teachers and trainers. The foundation of longevity in business is culture, creativity and consistency. Learn tricks of the trade from this successful club owner and instructor.


Friday, 11:15am-12:30pm (Session 3)

Seated exercises are great for improving strength and flexibility. Once initial goals are met, add on standing exercises to train for function and balance. Progress your clients’ movement from seated to standing to functional patterns. The equation is simple; sit and stand means your students gain a F.A.B. (Function & Balance) improvement!

Take your 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!

Enjoy this Vinyasa Yoga class, perfect for all yogi levels, focusing on strengthening and lengthening your back. Review various back ailments, injuries, and techniques for avoiding discomfort now and in the future. Flow gracefully and rhythmically from pose to pose as we select specific verbal cues and posture alternatives. Leave feeling restored and rejuvenated and ready to provide a safe and effective yoga experience for your students and yourself.

With so many effective movements in Barre, it’s often challenging to sequence the moves for maximum effectiveness. Understand how to put “it” together better, how and when to progress your movements. Learn when to add new moves and where to add those “pulses” for the best results. Discover new ways to program workouts & make planning classes simple for you and class participants.

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!

The star is a fun and practical piece of equipment, easy to use, and adaptable for multiple populations. With this small piece of equipment, you can do cardio, strength training, toning, yoga/holistic, and functional workouts. Increase your flexibility & range of motion, improve balance, proprioception, improve blood circulation, core strength, and be stress-free on your joints.

Is there anything you can do to impact your metabolism? Can you prevent plateaus in progress? How can you increase your energy level? Learn which factors you can control (this may require a reality check) and which ones you can’t (this may require some acceptance of a new normal).

In the post-COVID-19 era, clients will be eager to return to training live and in-person but still wish to maintain the flexibility of fitness solutions beyond brick and mortar studios. Explore opportunities to utilize big brand tech solutions to become the central cog in your client’s fitness continuum. Discover unique methods to reach clients through multi-channels and prepare for the future of the fitness industry.

Turn your business and staff into selling machines. Learn and apply this systematic approach that meets and beats the national average of 50% sales conversion. Understand essential steps in the selling process and grow your revenue with increased membership fees and improved ancillary sales. Learn what it takes to sell memberships in a post-pandemic world.


Friday, 12:45pm-2:00pm (Session 4)

Lunchtime Session 1: If you choose this session, your lunch & expo break will be 2:00-3:00PM.

There is a long-standing obsession with obtaining a flat, six-pack stomach, but many clients are risking their backs trying to achieve this perfect aesthetic. In this session, experience a core workout that focuses on spinal neutral movements and learn to design programming to maximize core development and minimize spinal strain.
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.

HIIT (sympathetic training) is popular on fitness schedules due to its effectiveness and LIIT (parasympathetic training)  is also growing. Fitness professionals must understand the nutritional concepts that feed these systems and hormonal effects of overtraining. We will cover these topics as well as timing and macronutrient combinations for training these programs.

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, 1:30pm-2:45pm (Session 4)

Lunchtime Session 2: If you choose this session, your lunch & expo break will be 12:30-1:30PM.

LaBlast® Fitness is the perfect blend of dance & fitness for every age.  Experience multiple variations within each interchangeable movement pattern and learn to teach in a way that every participant can choose their level of intensity and feel successful. This session includes weight training, interval training, and stretching.
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.

Rhythm rides don’t need smoke and mirrors or unnecessary distractions. It is time to stop the madness. Discover how to capture and captivate your riders the RIGHT way. Learn how to program a Rhythm Ride to create a magical, memorable workout that gets REAL results.

Let’s create some turbulence to spice up your water aerobics, boot camp, warm water, rehab, and personal training sessions. Explore how the Aqua-Ohm can add resistance to arms and legs and challenge the core. This piece of equipment effortlessly adjusts for size and resistance level. Come check it out!!

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.


Friday, 3:00pm-4:15pm (Session 5)

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.

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.


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.

When you mix music with effective endurance strength, you have a one stop party shop! Tone Up uses easy-to-learn exercises inspired by free-weight training and mixes in a healthy dose of cardio kickboxing. Let the rhythm guide you with defined movements, a strong, solid beat, and plenty of options.

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 & 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.

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.

As fitpros, we give our clients regular feedback. When was the last time we examined that feedback to see if it works or what our clients need? Explore the various types of feedback, know which ones to use, and when with your clients. Immediately improve your cueing, critiques, and observations concerning your clientele.

Personal Training businesses, much like any other business, are much more sustainable when client retention is achieved. Explore top-level strategies to inspire, enlighten, encourage, and retain your current community of clients. Keep them constantly engaged & retain the longevity of your training business!


Friday, 4:45pm-6:00pm (Session 6)

There are so many tools & protocols for flexibility work that it can leave us confused. Learn what the latest science says about addressing the most common compensations our clients present. We will consider the five kinetic chain checkpoints, look at the issues, and develop the proper flexibility to help our clients move better.
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!
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.
Many strength training classes use a variety of props and equipment. This total body conditioning class incorporates the bare minimum yet creates incredible results. New instructors will take home a strong coaching baseline complete with progressions for every fitness level.

When you are with your tribe, you will ride ANY stage, drill with them, or die trying. Learn techniques to get into your riders’ heads, pushing them further than they thought possible. Understand the importance of creating that connection, not only to the work, but to each other, to harness the power of a team. You can be strong alone, but you will be stronger together

Turn up your aquatic programming with combinations of large and small Acquapole® equipment! Explore vertical and horizontal movements, cardio, flexibility, & functional training while in the pool. Diversify your aquatic class offerings and utilize flashcards for inspiration!

What’s more important, calories, macros, or the nutrient profile of foods? Can you make an impact on where fat tissue is lost? Is weight maintenance a numbers game, or is there more to it? Are some people just unable to manage their weight? Find out in this session!

With more individuals taking charge of their health and fitness, the need for personal trainers, health coaches, and nutritionists is greater than ever before. While exciting for successful business owners, this tremendous growth also means more competition for entrepreneurs. One of the best ways to stand out in this hyper-competitive industry is to niche down. Learn from industry experts the importance of paying extra attention to select groups and setting yourself apart from other trainers in the field.

We all know nutrition is an important part of fitness. What about adequate sleep, proper hydration, stress management, reducing muscle soreness, and minimizing injuries? Learn how offering recovery strategies and programming in your business can not only increase client retention but can be an additional source of revenue through workshops, group training, and coaching.


Friday, 6:15pm-7:15pm (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 press releases, 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 all SCW press releases
  • 1-year FREE SCW OnDemand Membership

Over the past 5 years, we have redefined how to load the body, grip & lift weight, and move better, with our innovative strength equipment originally designed for tactical athletes and now for the general public ages 8-80. Learn and experience The FitFighter Approach from Founder & CEO Sarah Apgar.

Tired of the same old static stretches? Learn how to liven up and improve your flexibility training with Active Isolated Stretching. By activating the targeted muscle while holding the stretch for no more than five seconds, this type of dynamic stretching provides maximum benefits in the shortest amount of time. A perfect session to end your day!
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.