Saturday, October 1: 7:30am-8:45am (Session 1)

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.

Participate in this lively, Caribbean-inspired work out and get instantly transported to a tropical beach! Using coconuts and other ‘resort-type’ equipment, this easy-to-teach-anywhere class combines multiple training modalities including Cardio, Core, Strength, Yoga and Stretch. Discover how you can create this fun, effective and engaging workout experience with your participants.

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.

Use the power of music to raise your barre “attitude” to a higher level and engage your students as they get lost in the music! Experiment with various pieces of music, rhythms, tempo, and song structures to bring a more emotional and intellectual connection to barre. Boost more than just their mood!

HIIT may be here to stay but, there are times to HIIT it and then QUIT it! Building your threshold without going breathless is a powerful way to train.Learn methods for creating more variety with your aerobic intervals and steady aerobic work through thoughtful programming with science to back it up.

The days of clients loving traditional cardio have ended. They want the short and sweet stuff now. In this session, we will cover why & how to use speed, agility, & quickness for cardio. The attendee will walk away from this session with ready-made programming to start using immediately.

Experience a cascade of fresh aqua ideas & leave with six (6), 64-count choreography blocks. Join us for this informative session on the knee with a focus on choreography. 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.

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! (Lecture)

Expand your role from ‘fitness pro’ to ‘online wellness leader’. We’ll discuss 4 elements that build a solid brand, 3 stages of audience growth, and 3 people who could stop you from succeeding if you let them. Come discover how you can make a great living doing what you love!

 

Saturday, 9:15am-10:30am (Session 2 – Keynote Address)

Mastering the Game of Growth™ is a highly interactive workshop that uncovers the undeniable difference between doing a lot instead of getting a lot done. Developed by University of Pennsylvania Master Resilience Trainer and decorated combat veteran Ken Weichert (aka SGT Ken®), this program features seven superior strategies to master a growth mindset, abolish anxiety, enhance excitement, restore resilience, and to turn adversities into advantages so that you will challenge your limits instead of limiting your challenges.

 

Saturday, 11:00am-12:15pm (Session 3)

LaBlast® Dance 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.

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Are you tired of spending time memorizing choreography? Looking for creative functional training that you can change frequently? Want to incorporate more of a coaching style into some of your sessions? If you nodded even once, this session is for you! WARRIOR Strength™ has a fresh approach to the basics.

This workshop will show you how important stretching is and demonstrate how easy it is to stretch your clients on your table or the floor. Learn stretches with clear, step-by-step practical applications to increase your skills. Trainer-assisted stretching, as part of each training session, will help your clients improve their flexibility while keeping you within the scope of a personal trainer.

Be introduced to “the best of pole yoga”. Featuring some of the best “vertical barre” exercises that can be used to achieve a stronger, more flexible body.  Polga combines pole fitness with yoga to create an unbelievably fun workout.   Join us and be one of the first trained in Polga (pole yoga), because Polga is NEW and here to stay.

Bring a never-quit conviction and discover your true grit in this workshop where Schwinn® takes it to the MAX. Numbers don’t lie and Power is the indicator of intensity. Learn what POWER is, find your true max, and learn coaching techniques to motivate in a variety of ways. When you marry truth and intensity, you unlock your riders’ greatest potential.

Make a sudden move and… OUCH. The withdrawal reflex works, but did the right movement patterns get you through that reflex safely? Join the creators of The RAMP Method and learn how they use RAW (resources, adduction, and withdrawal). You’ll walk away with powerful programming you can use on Monday!

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!!

Should you avoid sugar like it’s the devil, or eat as much of it as you want – with plans to just “work it off?” How much is a reasonable amount to allow? What are the consequences if you have too much? Is it possible to eat it strategically so it does not control you? (Lecture)

Profitability and financial fitness are paramount to your success as a fitness business owner. Learn how to interpret financial forecasts and implement financial plans from a certified public accountant. Leave with financial know-how and confidence you can take to the bank!

 

Saturday, 12:30pm-1:45pm (Session 4)

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

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.

Personal trainers are seeing great results when using Pilates methods with their clients. Take it a step further and learn insider Pilates secrets you can take back to your clients on Monday morning!

Row, Recover, Roll and Repeat™ with SGT Ken® is a beautiful blend of robust WaterRower races combined with yoga and foam rolling. Come experience how specific strength and stability movements followed by myofascial release will effectively expand your range of motion and create a climate of restoration, rejuvenation, and physical resilience. #WaterRowerFitness

The landscape of group fitness & personal training has been forever changed by the current world health crisis. Join these top MANIA® presenters as they guide you through what lies ahead for group fitness & your personal training clients. Take away invaluable, effective solutions to pressing questions to set yourself up for success moving forward in the new normal for fitness. Group participation is encouraged, so please bring questions with you.

 

Saturday, 1:15pm-2:30pm (Session 4)

Lunchtime Session 2: If you choose this session, your lunch & expo break will be 12:15PM-1:15PM.

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.

Learn to create efficient and effective superset based workouts for small or large groups using bodyweight and suspension system exercises.

In all disciplines, recovery & regeneration are key to making performance gains. Learn tried and true techniques for creating a ride that delivers solid work and efficient recoveries for maximum training effect. Discover ways to effectively work these necessary rides into your training protocols. Time to Rock Steady!

Focus on mental and emotional health is needed now more than ever. In this LaBlast® Splash session, you will experience the healing power of Ballroom Dance and fitness from the inside out, using aquatic principles.

Disease states such as cancer, diabetes, and autoimmune conditions flourish in an acidic inflamed body.  We will address the science behind inflammation, both acute and chronic states, and the changes that occur as the pH of the body decreases. What foods are highly acidic? What foods are the most alkaline to decrease inflammation? (Lecture)

 

Saturday, 2:45pm-4:00pm (Session 5)

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!
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.
SOULfusion™ combines yoga-inspired FLOWS, cardio bursts, mobility & bodyweight training into one magical experience. In this workshop, we will take you through a SOULfusion™ class and teach you how to connect music to movement & create an amazing experience for your students.
Hot Crossed Buns is the perfect experience for a mature client! This complete lower body workout targets the glutes, quads, and hamstrings. Tone and strengthen these muscle groups, targeting the abdominal and lower back muscles for conditioning and improved flexibility. Learn easily implemented progressions and modifications to train your mature clients in a safe, fun way that will have them cheering for more!
Condition and train like an old fighter while achieving maximum results. Kick, jab, punch, & push yourself with heavy bag pad work, agility, and strength training. Take your fitness to the absolute extreme!

This workout combines everything and the kitchen sink to create complete chaos in a class. Using kickboxing drills, weights, and quick power moves, this is sure to get your heart pumping and your body working!

Aquatic one-on-one training is a great way to expand your career as a fitness professional. This course will introduce you to the different types of training you can offer, and programming factors related to exercise program adherence for best results. These guidelines are based on the American College of Sports Medicine guidelines and aquatic industry standards.

Within the fitness Scope of Practice, learn the definitions, details, and applications for various vitamins and minerals necessary for human function and improved human performance.  Discover the values you need, based on your fitness regimen, to ensure you deliver the Recommended Daily Allowances you require. (Lecture)

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.

 

Saturday, 4:15pm-5:30pm (Session 6)

Get fit while you sit! Learn low impact innovative sequences that can be performed from a seated position for total body conditioning. Perfect for virtual training sessions or social distancing in a gym setting. Improve strength, mobility and balance for clients of every ability.

Prepare to dive deep into the anatomy, function & aesthetics of the core. You’ll not only learn what muscles make up the core, but also the best exercises for stabilization, corrective exercise, sports & how to achieve the washboard abs look our clients want. Leave with ready-made programming tailored for the middle, but that will put you on top!

Immobility and inflexibility increases movement inefficiencies creating postural imbalances leaving the body prone to pain and overuse injuries. In an interactive setting, learn the science behind myofascial release and corrective flexibility training techniques. Apply smart movement strategies to target the stability/mobility relationships that balance the body’s structures.

Are you ready to take control of your back pain or 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.

Fusion workouts are all the rage & this daring trifecta is designed to push your limits. Let Schwinn® show you how to do it right while taking your 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. It’s time to dig deep and throw down like a true warrior. 

 

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.

Make a splash with these exciting WATERinMOTION® Platinum-inspired routines. Experience six (6) 64-count choreography blocks of captivating, low-impact aqua sequences and discover why moving in water is natural for our senior population. Comprehensive choreography notes are provided to enhance your teaching skills and movement mastery. Inspire active aging adults to safely improve cardiovascular endurance, balance, strength, and flexibility. Stay current with these fresh ideas!
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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. (Lecture)

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. 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.