For 40 years, SCW is proud to be the top fitness education and certification company of choice for Group Exercise Instructors, Personal Trainers, Small Group Training Leaders, Aquatic Exercise Professionals, Cycling Instructors, Mind-Body Experts, Sport-Specific Training Educators, and many more. This outstanding Family of Leaders also supports Managers, Directors, and Owners of clubs and facilities nationwide with our Health & Fitness Business Summit and sessions.

MANIA® offers 7 Professional Training Conventions annually in Washington, D.C., California (San Francisco), Florida (Orlando), Atlanta, Dallas, Midwest (Chicago), and Boston. SCW serves over 7,000 health and wellness professionals at our events, and we reach more than 300,000 virtually through our SCW OnDemand program, Online Certifications and Continuing Education Credit (CEC) programming options..


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 9 sessions every hour, featuring 50+ presenters. MANIA® Conventions attract world-renowned fitness educators leading over 150 sessions and 14 certifications.


Active Aging
Functional Training
Personal Training

Group Exercise

Exercise Science



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.


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.


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 100 session recordings from the convention for 40 Days and you get ALL the sessions from Rooms A, B, C, D, H and I. 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 100 sessions that are recorded. Videos are available approximately 5 days after the conclusion of the MANIA® event.

Your Guide To Greatness

Our unrivaled schedule of fitness pro education is jam packed with over 150 session options.  If you are looking to advance your career, or just need a little more inspiration and ideas, then this convention is for you!

Make It Your Schedule

You are in complete control of your MANIA® experience with unlimited combinations of sessions, certifications and fitness pro education. We provide topics that matter to you most at astonishingly affordable rates.  Sign up today for the event that promises to make a positive impact on your career for years to come!


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 and our Health & Fitness Business Summit!

Group Fitness Instructors

Personal Trainers
Facility Managers
Small Group Trainers
Mind/Body Experts
Dance Instructors
Club Owners, Managers & Directors
Aquatic Teachers

Nutrition Coaches
• Wellness Coaches

• Physical Therapists

With over 150 sessions (9 sessions every hour + 100 being recorded LIVE), MANIA® guarantees a fun experience that will leave all attendees well-equipped to return to work on Monday.

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. Also, our Recorded sessions also provide 20+ CECs.

CEC/CEU forms will be emailed upon completion of the event on Sunday, Oct 2nd. 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.

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. Please be sure to check your spam/junk folders as often our emails end up there.

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

Thursday, Sept 29:   6:30am − 8:00pm

Friday, Sept 30:         6:45am − 7:30pm

Saturday, Oct 1:    6:45am − 6:15pm

Sunday, Oct 2:      7:00am − 12:45pm

Enjoy 100+ 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, H and I. 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 100+ 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, a change 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, badge, and a lanyard. MANIA® Convention attendees will receive a bag with the daily schedule and convention map. Don’t forget to bring your session outlines that are available at scwfit.com/mania. We will not provide session outlines on site.

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

Session outlines will not be provided in the classrooms. Outlines are available on www.scwfit.com/outlines 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. Onsite, the Outlines, Evaluations & CECs are available at www.scwfit.com/outlines/MW22

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.

CEC/CEU Credits per Individual 75-minute Session:
SCW = 1.25
ACE = 0.125
AFAA = 1.0
ACSM = 1.25
AEA = 1.5 (lecture sessions) and .75 (activity sessions)
NASM = 0.1

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

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.


Enjoy 100 workshop & lecture recordings for 40 days for $40 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: scwfit.com/midwest/register

When you purchase the 100 Recorded Sessions for $40, the recordings will be available by Tuesday, October 11. You have 40 days to watch the recordings at your leisure. On the Recording’s Access Page, you can automatically download and print your CEC/CEU Form. Please save your CEC/CEU Form as there is a $35 replacement fee.

Whether you attend the IN-PERSON or RECORDED MANIA® you receive the same 20 hours of CECs.

SCW Fitness offers Continuing Education Credits/Units from the following certification organizations at all MANIA® Conferences:

SCW – SCW Fitness Education – 20 CECs

ACE – American Council on Exercise – 2.0 CECs
ACSM – American College of Sports Medicine – 20 CECs
AEA – Aquatic Exercise Association – 17 CECs
AFAA – Aerobics and Fitness Association of America – 17 CEUs
NASM – National Academy of Sports Medicine – 17 CEUs


Immediately at the conclusion of the conference, you will receive an email indicating where to apply for the CECs. Please be sure to check your spam/junk folder, as often our emails end up there.

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, make sure to checj your spam/junk folder as many of our emails end up there. 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 100 workshop & lecture recordings you can do so here scwfit.com/midwest/register-session-recordings/Enjoy 40 days of access for only $40, that’s $1 a day!