Recordings from In-Person Event are NOW AVAILABLE!

FRIDAY – OCTOBER 1, 2021

 
 

SESSION 1

7:30-8:45AM

Chair yoga doesn’t have to lack intensity! In this session, learn to transition yoga poses to chair accessible asanas. Blend into salutations involving creative strength building and movements to improve flexibility, perfect for clients of all fitness levels. Leave with innovative programming sure to receive a “seated” ovation from all of your active aging clients!

Bruce Lee said water can flow and water can crash – Be like water! Learn unique bodyweight exercises and prep that flow seamlessly from one movement to the next. Challenge your clients to enhance control and deceleration of movements to gain mobility, strength and engage more muscles. Greater muscle activation translates to increased caloric expenditure and metabolism.

Shrink the gap between mind and body by becoming more aware of the overall health benefits of holistic training. Incorporate the foundational principles of Yoga, pilates, breath work, and mindful body awareness to your training sessions in order to achieve and maintain sustainable lifestyle changes and healthy long term training results.

Comprehensively examine the stability/mobility relationships of the body to provide the foundations to systems that enhance and respect this precise equilibrium. Learn effective methods to enhance core stability while developing mobility in key areas. Train the body from the inside out to bring posture and alignment back in balance.

 

K.I.S.S. the class design blues away! Learn how to create thoughtful, physiologically sound classes that provide RESULTS! We simplify the process to save you time while setting riders up for success. Unlock the secret of the Schwinn Coach’s Pyramid and set the stage for powerful performances! Whether you’re a seasoned pro or rookie of the year, this workshop will change your mindset on class design.

 

Bring your beast mode! Journey into the many ways you can monkey around with HIIT. Experience multiple modalities. Discover techniques for optimizing effort. Learn how to tweak time and organize effective work intervals to lend to greater client or member success.


Jumpstart your cardiovascular workout, wake up your muscles with strengthening exercises, and end with stretching for maximum flexibility and range of motion all using the exciting new Liquid Gym.


We focus heavily upon movement prep, the exercise bout and muscle recovery, but ignore the impact of nutrient and fluid intake on performance, recovery and muscle adaptation. Why train hard when you should train smart? This session discusses the carbohydrate, protein and fluid intake (timing, type, quantity) before, during and following exercise.

It can take weeks to attract a new client but only a few seconds to lose them. In this session attendees will learn how to translate their values into a quality service to assist in retaining clients. We will cover best practices, and unlock the Simple Truths of Service and Appreciation.

The year 2020 was the most memorable of our generation, especially the fitness industry. The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic changed everything. Clubs are slowly opening, and most have restructured their services. For that reason, annual surveys of fitness trends will have the most impact it has ever had on the industry.

SESSION 2

9:45-11:00AM

Comprehensively examine the relationship between stability and mobility in the aging body. Learn effective methods to increase core stability and develop mobility in key areas, improving gait efficiency. Apply strategies for fall prevention through effectively training key areas for body balance.

Learn how to build a fitness toolbox with the goal of exponentially expanding your BOSU® Balance Trainer
movement library. Using progressive variations of base skills, you’ll discover how to create building blocks of metabolic, conditioning, core and mobility exercises which can then be fused into creative formats that are scalable and easily manipulated. This Workshop will inspire you with dozens of ideas, and leave you feeling motivated and inspired to fill that toolbox!

Join Jeff as he introduces you to a simple tubing apparatus that challenges the core to build stability and balance. Give clients just enough of an added challenge, increasing internal physical awareness and stabilization in their workout. Learn how to incorporate Arca Rays in to your core and functional training sessions using these simple techniques that can be easily integrated in your already existing class and PT formats. 


 

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) continues to dominate the fitness marketplace by focusing on fast and furious workouts where participants experience results-based training. Barre was a hit (no pun intended) pre-covid and now it’s an even more popular format. Navigating HIIT protocols with Barres requires a working knowledge of kinesiology as well as an understanding of sustainable and scalable movement selection for a global population. This workshop will guide the fitness professional in the exploration of safe and effective time-based, HIIT protocols with expert coaching cues that are inclusive for all fitness levels. 

Where did you get that song? Schwinn has the secrets to sourcing music for playlists that rock every ride. Learn where to find the tunes and uncover new apps and programs to remix and customize your own tracks. You’re going to want a backstage pass to this show! Become your own DJ and the savior of savvy playlists.


Performing a movement screen and assessment on a client before you assign their exercise protocol can help understand potential risk factors and offer suggestions on how to improve the mechanics of how someone moves. This not only may help prevent injury, it will most likely enhance their results and overall performance. The four assessments that follow are some of the most common and helpful in identifying potential mobility and stability issues.


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!


 

Even with the best diet and fitness routine, if sleep is off, you’re wrecked. Rest and sleep are crucial to healing and maintenance of health. This session will explore the physiology of the body when deprived and how it affects testosterone, GH, IGF and other hormones involved in satiety and appetite control. We will also tune into the newest research on how to improve the hours spent in slumber. (Lecture)

Things are changing so rapidly these days in the world of cannabis and CBD. Review the science behind CBD, what we know about how it works, and what we can expect in the future. It promises to be a fast paced, informative session.

 

There exists an urgent opportunity to firmly link exercise with the prevention, treatment, and management of chronic diseases. New federal guidelines focus on physical activity and chronic conditions providing an exceptional opportunity to use the Exercise is Medicine platform to connect healthcare to health clubs as resources of distinctive value.

SESSION 3

11:15AM-12:30PM

This circuit strength session combines seated upper body dumbbell work with the innovative Scoop lateral trainer. The Scoop injects a whole new dynamic lower body dimension for active aging chair exercise classes. Build stronger hips and knees and safely strengthen intrinsic stabilizer muscles to increase balance and decrease falls risk.

MEPS is a full body experience that focuses on Mental, Emotional, Physical, Social and/or Spiritual wholeness. Beginning and ending with journaling and reflection, MEPS takes people through an hour-long experience that brings health and balance to the mind and body connection. “Everyone experiences challenges and difficulties. “This class is designed to give women walking through storms an experience in which they can learn to heal and move one.”

 

This workshop utilizes all three planes of motion in both prone and supine positions, along with small apparatus tools to give you more than 50 unique, core exercises. Walk away with a library of new moves that students will love and feel successfully challenged in your next class or training session.

Boogie Barre is a party off of the ballet barre that will unleash your inner boogie. Inspired by ballet, dance training, interval training and muscle conditioning, this 13-track class will activate your muscles, ignite your soul & fire you up! Never before have you seen a barre class like this!

Rhythm rides don’t need smoke and mirrors or unnecessary distractions. It’s 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.


Anchors Away™ with SGT Ken® is a creative combination of calisthenics and rowing drills designed to deliver an extraordinary experience and rapid response like never before! Anchors Away™ demonstrates how to effectively operate the WaterRower machine as a multi-station home gym while also simulating the dynamics of a rowing boat!

Let’s play with multiple progressions and rhythm changes over your regular aqua-moves. Then add some flair and directional changes. You will find enough creative ideas to help you to transform your regular aquatic class into a dance ball.

With the rising concerns of inflammation, poor gut health, detoxification, and boosting the immune system, superfruits have become a hot topic. Unleash the ‘Mfinite’ benefits of an undiscovered superfruit found to support skincare, healthy fat loss, and core health. Discover the power of the world’s greatest antioxidants and spices of life. (Lecture)

The word ‘functional’ has hit the forefront of the fitness industry, however it is looked at in many different ways and contexts. Learn how different companies define “functional”, and leave with an understanding of how you can take and learn from multiple methods, making your own practice out of a variety of disciplines.

The fitness industry has changed … for good. In-person experiences are still a thing, AND digital options are here to stay. Make the most of both options and get the best of both worlds by going hybrid. Learn how you can simply AND successfully launch an online business without giving up opportunities in the club environment. Increase your impact by embracing this new opportunity.

SESSION 4: LUNCHTIME SESSION 1

12:45PM-2:00PM

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

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!

High Intensity Interval Training is all the rage in various training circles. Excessive high intensity training comes at a cost to long term health & repetitive stimulus becomes less effective. That’s where Metabolic Flexibility comes in, a training approach that promotes Variable Metabolic Conditioning to enhance our ability to switch efficiently between different energy systems to meet the demands of tasks in life and sport.

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.

Coaching clear INTENSITY expectations is KEY to getting participants to achieve their greatest potential. The latest research shows Intensity – not complexity – is what makes a cycling class GREAT and we’ll show you how to apply it to connect with your riders. True feeling unlocks undeniable results.


How do you compete in today’s highly competitive fitness business landscape? The answer? Delivering outstanding customer service and an outstanding customer experience. Learn all the proper tactics and strategies to do this and crush the competition! It doesn’t matter if you are a studio owner, manager or instructor, this talk will be your gameplan to success!

 

SESSION 4: LUNCHTIME SESSION 2

1:30PM-2:45PM

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

Whether you’re coaching virtual workouts for individual clients or training small groups outdoors or indoors, you’ll get ideas to last all year! Learn drills that are skill driven, crazy creative, adaptable to all fitness levels, and performed with OR without equipment. Now is the time to up your game and be ready for the future!

Survey says, “I want to lose weight and tone up”. “Oh, and I want to do it quickly without too much effort or sacrifice”. UGH! What’s worse, there are workouts on every corner that promise just that! This interactive workshop will review the science and latest research behind the trends (and false promises) vs. tested strategies while providing exercise program design to deliver the results clients want.


 

In this workshop, experience a cascade of fresh aqua ideas. Leave with six (6), 64-count choreography blocks that you can effortlessly incorporate into your next aqua workout. Take home detailed choreography notes to ensure easy preparation of sequences and successful delivery of low-impact, dynamic, total body WATERinMOTION® inspired moves. All fresh and ALL new!

Hypertrophy or hyperplasia? Protein isolate before or after the workout? Why is leucine so important? What other amino acids help? What hormones ramp up the process? Melissa addresses answers to these important questions in an easy to understand science!

Learn the secret ingredients for launching time-based challenges at your facility to gain and retain members. From weight loss, nutrition, and fitness transformation challenges, we’ll cover it all. See how these limited-time programs, when implemented and managed correctly, can ignite energy and excitement throughout your entire gym and serve as a feeder into all of your departments. Walk away with the steps on how to organize your internal team, hire the right coaches and marketing these incredible events.


 

SESSION 5

3:00PM-4:15PM

Fusion classes are structured to blend together Tai Chi with another movement modality in a way that one cannot really distinguish where one modality begins or ends within the choreography. Iron Fusion is a combination of Tai Chi and weights.

Feel the intensity of flow state as Kevin Mullins pushes your mind and your body into a zone where timelessness, selflessness, and effortlessness come to life. Learn how to create this exact experience in your own training rooms as Kevin breaks down his secrets to building the perfect group experience.


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.



This complete lower body workout targets the glutes, quads and hamstrings to tone and tighten these muscle groups as well as target 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.

Fusion workouts are all the rage and this daring trifecta is designed to push your limits. Let Schwinn show you how to do it right while taking the workout to the next level. Bring your beast mode to heart pounding cardio modalities with smart muscle conditioning for strong, balanced bodies ready for any challenge. Time to dig deep and throw down like a true warrior.

 

Enjoy six different segments of core training exercises for water exercise. Experience this on deck training course focused on working the abs, the back, obliques, hips and shoulders. Basically, anything core goes! Focusing on a senior market demands special emphasis on posture and alignment. Enjoy this session with one of the top aquatic presenters in the world!

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

In this session we will show you how to use massage guns and electronic muscle stimulators to recover faster, reduce delayed onset muscle soreness and do a myofascial release in different muscle groups. We will deal, hands on, with any tension, knot, or soreness. Our goal is to educate you about the technology and leave you refreshed for the rest of your weekend. Our technology allows for a transformative physiological experience, which is already helping millions around the world.

Learn that SERVICE differentiation is vital to World Class Service delivery and gain appreciation
for NPS & its impact on loyalty/retention. Discovering World Class Service is a choice while avoiding the pitfalls of “average” professionals. Empower your team to deliver such service.

 

SESSION 6

5:00PM-6:15PM

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 social distancing in a gym setting, this low impact workout provides total body sculpting for all participants. Improve strength, mobility and balance for clients of every ability. 

Allow your flexibility training or yoga practice to expand by experiencing a new approach to traditional yoga postures. Fusing the BOSU® Balance Pods with yoga-inspired poses, you’ll explore several ‘flows’ to challenge the mind and body while building strength, improving mobility and creating better physical & mental awareness. Whether added to a yoga class or used as an alternative to a warm-up/cool-down sequence, consider this interpretation another means to enhance movement efficiency, restoration & recovery – something any client or participant can benefit from. 

Chronic back pain and “tight” hips will undoubtedly stand in the way of your clients achieving their fitness goals. Unhealthy fascia in this region can affect the quality of movement. Discover effective ways to use foam rolling tools to minimize pain and improve mobility in the lumbo-pelvic hip complex.

Lori focuses on using the yoga block with more meaning and intention. Drishti means focused and concentrated gaze. This vinyasa class keeps the flow moving while you incorporate the block into your postures. This class will allow you to recognize benefits and a heightened experience that the block can provide.

Pulling for Power: Program 06™ with SGT Ken® employs extremely effective Variable Intensity Interval Training (VIIT) with dynamic WaterRower drills paired with powerful body resistance exercises specifically structured to support excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC) while also providing an exceptional psycho-emotional response. Pull for power today to produce progress tomorrow! #PullingForPower

Give your water workout a PUNCH! Experience a truly unique workout to reduce fat, strengthen your core, and tone arms and legs while improving coordination and flexibility. This class is full of jabs, punches and kicks all in the water!

Overwhelmed with the many diets and weight loss options out there from Keto to Intermittent Fasting? Are your clients frustrated and confused (and you too)? Do you know the fads from the facts? Learn from a registered dietitian who works on the fitness front lines just exactly what works and why. (LECURE)

Develop your craft and evolve into one of the best trainers in your region by learning the 5 things that all great trainers do. Learn from an industry veteran, with almost twenty-thousand training sessions, and experience how to build rapport, create change, become memorable, and elevate your brand to elite status. 

Meet with industry experts regarding the future of group fitness, personal training, nutrition and club operations as they discuss where our industry is now, the challenges we face in today’s market, and where our future lies. Questions will be asked to the group to stimulate unified answers and differing opinions. An open forum will follow where you can address the experts and hear first-hand the best practices that exist today.

SESSION 7

6:30PM-7:30PM

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 2022 SCW press releases, but you’ll get a chance to show off your skills as a featured presenter at the 2022 SCW MANIA® Convention of your choice!

Each 2021 SCW Fitness Idol Winner receives:

• A slot as a presenter at a future SCW MANIA®

• FREE SCW Online Certification of your choice

• 1-year FREE SCW OnDemand Membership

Do you want to learn how incorporating the fitness pole can bring some “spice” to your workouts while becoming stronger and more flexible? Polga (pole yoga) has over 100 poses that can be done using the vertical barre (fitness pole). This session will introduce you to the “sexier/dancer” side of Polga (pole yoga). 

Dive into an amazing experience of yoga, music and vinyasa flow as Lori and Jeremy take you on a beautiful class journey. See what it feels like to truly connect movement to breath while they collaborate with live music & weave Drishti Beats own production of music into their vinyasa.

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 improve your flexibility. Join me to review and experience at least ten of my favorite flexibility moves for the water environment and get ideas to develop sensitive sequences ideal for active aging clients.