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Virtual MANIA: Yoga & Pilates

20 CECs/CEUs of Educational Courses Hand-selected from Top Presenters

[accordion class="vm_accordion"][accordion_item title="Animals & Asanas - Yury Rockit"]Join Yury for a look at different approaches to yoga for group fitness emphasizing animal patterns. We learn some animal quadruped and biped gait patterns as a warm-up and then focus on strength and flexibility using some of our favorite—and new—animal-based asana. This session also welcomes personal trainers and group instructors with no yoga experience. Welcome to the zoo![/accordion_item][accordion_item title="Assume the Position - Lawrence Biscontini, MS"]A common thread among personal-training sessions and fitness classes is movement. The human body moves via a finite number of positions from chair fitness to circus acrobatics. This session explores positions of the body for cardiovascular, strength and flexibility conditioning. In addition to gaining new movement pattern ideas for what the body can do safely, you will gain a new mindset for conceptualizing how to train clients.
[/accordion_item][accordion_item title="Mat to the Max - Abbie Appel"]Max out your Pilates Mat class with 10 authentic advanced exercises from the original repertoire. Revisit Pilates principles and optimal alignment to understand what it means to be “advanced”! Dissect each exercise and discover how to modify and progress movements for your intermediate to expert students. Take your Pilates practice up a notch by safely and successfully adding challenge.[/accordion_item][accordion_item title="Pilates for Injury Prevention - Leslee Bender"]Many students who have experienced classical Mat Pilates leave with back pain due to the amount of supine flexion and overuse of the hip flexors. In this session, you leave with functional exercises that promote flexibility and core strength in a safe and effective manner.[/accordion_item][accordion_item title="Pilates Strong!- Leslee Bender"]This progressive and modern Pilates session will leave your students wanting more. Discover the vertical approach to supine exercises to lengthen and strengthen your core muscles. You will also experience exercises that are performed on Pilates apparatus that create strength and flexibility in the entire body![/accordion_item][accordion_item title="Resistance Yoga - Jeff Howard"]Take Yoga to the next level with STROOPS Loops. Loops provide a perfect balance of additional tension during your yoga poses bringing an alternative perspective on your standard practice without resistance. Do something different in your Yoga classes by introducing the Loops and add measurable gains to your practice![/accordion_item][accordion_item title="Tabata Yoga - Jeff Howard"]Tabata utilizes alternation between work and rest for periods of time in a sequence of eight repetitions. This practice lends itself to yoga: holding a pose for 20 seconds, then resting for 10 seconds and repeating brings one to nirvana.[/accordion_item][accordion_item title="Vinyasa Flow: Feel the Resistance - Christine Conti"]Immerse yourself in a fluid Vinyasa Flow Yoga experience that safely incorporates light weights to improve your strength, balance, and flexibility. Seamlessly flow through asanas while Christine guides your body, breath and mind to the music. Be more aware of your body as you “feel the resistance, ” breath, and flow to the beat! Perfect for ALL levels![/accordion_item][accordion_item title="Y3: Yin Yang Yoga - Yury Rockit"]Renovate your yoga formats with a variety of transformational practices that benefit body, breath, and mind. Learn to complement dynamic asana flow (yang yoga) with a slower-paced practice (yin yoga) to create a balanced movement experience enhancing your relaxation response.[/accordion_item][accordion_item title="Yoga for the Young at Heart - Sara Kooperman, JD"]Yoga has positive effects on inevitable decreases in power, strength, aerobic capacity and flexibility that occur after age 50. This yoga mat work session focuses on maintaining independence, avoiding injuries and improving quality of life. Postural alignment, muscle/movement balances and maintenance of mobility create a union of traditional and restorative yoga perfect for active 50-90 year olds. A summary of the aging process blends with practical recommendations regarding safe and effective movement from yoga poses creating vinyasas instructors can utilize.[/accordion_item][/accordion]

CECs/CEUs: SCW (20.0)

Virtual MANIA: Business

20 CECs/CEUs of Educational Courses Hand-selected from Top Presenters

[accordion class="vm_accordion"][accordion_item title="A Leadership Toolbox - Ann Gilbert"]Having moved from working “in” the fitness business to working “on” the fitness business, I understand the need to take risks, trust & verify, and build a team that can share an owner’s vision. Let’s discuss the need to build a dynamic team and study how managing the day means being able to change on a dime while taking care of members needs first and foremost. With over 38 years of fitness experience, I learned that as an active ager, I have found my true fitness calling as a boutique club owner.[/accordion_item][accordion_item title="Become a Retention Rockstar - Kim Garcia"]It’s easy to attract clients, but how do you keep them coming back? Master Personal Trainers and Holistic Health Practitioners, Herson and Kimberly Garcia, offer their inspiring and effective tips on how to retain clients for 10+ years. As co-owners of the Garcia Institute of Modern Excellence, they demonstrate how to expand from simple outdoor boot camps to owning a 4,600 square foot performance center producing over $350,000 in revenue annually.[/accordion_item][accordion_item title="Cashing In on the 50+ Market - Michael Scott Scudder"]Still trying to get your share of the dwindling-population of 30-49 year olds? There’s another way. Learn about the four sectors that make up the largest consumer market in the country and how to attract, program for, serve and keep them. An interactive workshop led by an expert who knows these markets first-hand.[/accordion_item][accordion_item title="DNA of Successful Fitness Managers - Ann GIlbert"]This educational lecture is a resource for the development of a successful fitness manager. Learn how to get the job done and understand if you have the DNA to be a fitness manager while making yourself indispensable. Study proven strategies of those with over 30+ years of leadership experience.[/accordion_item][accordion_item title="Female Leadership Personal & Professional - Sara Kooperman, JD,  Ann Gilbert, Keli Roberts & Doris Thews"]Explore the very personal success stories of some of the most successful women in the fitness industry. Discover the secrets on how to overcome challenges, engage opportunities and demand success. Wander down the road to professional fulfillment, using confidence, competition, and character. Let these visionary industry icons empower you to make game-changing decisions.[/accordion_item][accordion_item title="Financing Options for Your Business - Paul Bosley"]The first half of this seminar focuses on how to prepare yourself and your business for underwriting. The second half of this seminar reviews all of the various methods and products available to finance a new studio and fitness center. The session ends with a question and answer session.[/accordion_item][accordion_item title="Fitness Business: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow - Lori Lowell"]Take a look at where we have been and where we are going. This lecture will focus on programming and operations as well. Learn about the areas of our business and programs to look out for and how to make some shifts moving into tomorrow and prepare for success.[/accordion_item][accordion_item title="Running the Show: Customer Service - Lawrence Biscontini, MA"]Analyze and imitate the best in customer service from around the globe. Join Lawrence as he shares his two decades of experience on how to attract, train and maintain clients and members. Group Instructors, Personal Trainers and Owners will benefit from this creative and detailed presentation exploring customer acquisition, retention and management. Leave with tools to grow your client base and client satisfaction.[/accordion_item][accordion_item title="Social Media Storytelling - Trina Gray"]Attract and keep more clients and members through telling better stories, to more people, more often. Learn valuable ways to connect with current and potential clients on an emotional level to deepening your media impact. Leave this timely presentation with a comprehensive list of practical steps to social media success.[/accordion_item][accordion_item title="Successful Strategies for Business Owners & Managers - Sara Kooperman, JD"]If you are a new owner, a veteran manager or an aspiring coordinator, we all need effective methods to manage and motivate ourselves and others. Whether it is coordinating a large company or leading a small group of passionate trainers, strategies for successful goal setting and effective execution are addressed in this creative and entertaining presentation. Leave refreshed and excited to conquer your world![/accordion_item][/accordion]

CECs/CEUs: SCW (20.0)

Virtual MANIA: Aqua

20 CECs/CEUs of Educational Courses Hand-selected from Top Presenters

[accordion class="vm_accordion"][accordion_item title="Aqua Soft Fitness Fusion - Melissa Layne, MEd"]As high-intensity aqua workouts continue to gain in popularity, we need to offer workouts for the recovery days. This class format allows for active recovery focusing on stability and mobility, flexibility and muscular endurance while incorporating moves from barre classes as well as yoga and core based aqua formats.[/accordion_item][accordion_item title="Aquatic Kickboxing: Out of the Box - Melissa Layne, MEd"]Aqua kickboxing doesn’t have to mean standing in one place and throwing repetitive jabs and stationary kicks. How about some combinations to move you through the water and up the calorie burn? Front, side, back, diagonal and even in a circle. It’s past time to take your kickboxing out of the box and into the entire pool![/accordion_item][accordion_item title="Aquatic Solutions for Active Aging - Ann Gilbert"]You will identify typical functional declines related to aging and consider ways to adapt your aquatic programming to create effective formats to improve walking efficiency, general mobility and confidence. This encourages greater program adherence and member retention as well as an overall improvement in the quality of life for your students. Participate as an active aging member would for a better understanding of how a well-designed format will increase confidence and decrease the fear associated with falling and muscular imbalances.[/accordion_item][accordion_item title="Barre H2O - Billie Wartenberg"]Make a splash in the water with Barre H20! By combining the formats of aqua exercise with traditional barre movements, you will learn creative barre choreography while experiencing the amazing benefits of the water. Barre H20 always guarantees a great time[/accordion_item][accordion_item title="Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Sara Kooperman, JD, Irene Lewis-McCormick, Ann Gilbert, Jessica Pinkowski & Billie Wartenberg"]Bring a tidal wave of energy and excitement to the pool! The fabulous Women of MANIA® will provide a flood of new ideas that will give new meaning to fluid fun. Plunge into a fantastic workout that covers all body parts and add a major splash of WOW! to your aqua classes.[/accordion_item][accordion_item title="H.E.A.T. Waves - Chris Henry"]H.E.A.T. waves (High Energy Aquatic Training) is a non-traditional water exercise experience offering unconventional drills, which utilize water resistance to challenge participants. Take your class to another level by incorporating movements that challenge the entire body and really get your heart pumping! With 360 degrees of resistance, water is the best equipment of all. We’ll use basic water exercise moves for warm-up and rhythmic limbering of muscles and joints, then hold on tight. It is a wet and bumpy ride![/accordion_item][accordion_item title="It's Raining Men! - Lawrence Biscontini, MA, Jeff Howard, Yury Rockit & Manuel Velazquez"]Enjoy this fantastic workout with our Men of MANIA! The pool will never be the same when you experience this tidal wave of energy and enthusiasm. Each one of our fantastic presenters will focus on one body part – the heart, lungs, legs, arms and abs in this tempest of creativity. Leave with flood of new ideas to make a splash Monday morning![/accordion_item][accordion_item title="Playful Aqua Patterns - Ann Gilbert"]Study innovative science-based patterns to incorporate into your aqua classes. Learn to balance movement patterns to ensure that you know how to incorporate a well-designed warm-up and cool-down section to your class while capturing the attention of the group and retain them for years to come.[/accordion_item][accordion_item title="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 and then rest 10 seconds. Let the music guide you without worrying about watching the clock. Get motivated with aquatic moves that produce results fast.[/accordion_item][accordion_item title="Weight Loss Aquatic Style - Ann Gilbert"]With the growth in the number of members challenged with our nation’s epidemic of obesity, it is time to implement a weight loss program that focuses on aquatic exercise as the catalyst to weight loss success. Learn proven strategies that allow you to launch your start-up program this season.[/accordion_item][/accordion]

CECs/CEUs: SCW (20.0)

Body & Sole: Barefoot Training for Active Agers

With Lawrence Biscontini, MA
One of our biggest fears as we age is falling, yet rarely do we spend time with our active agers addressing our feet which carry us through life. Research and Review from the Barefoot Trend is hotter than ever, and this workshop fuses the latest peer reviewed, cutting-edge information with practical applications of shoeless movement for older adults. We will blend research with foot hygiene, muscular anatomy, and stability and mobility movements to train the foot and lower-leg complex to improve balance and foot function.

Time: 93 minutes

Body & Sole: Barefoot Training for Active Agers

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Presented by Lawrence Biscontini, MA
One of our biggest fears as we age is falling, yet rarely do we spend time with our active agers addressing our feet which carry us through life. Research and Review from the Barefoot Trend is hotter than ever, and this workshop fuses the latest peer reviewed, cutting-edge information with practical applications of shoeless movement for older adults. We will blend research with foot hygiene, muscular anatomy, and stability and mobility movements to train the foot and lower-leg complex to improve balance and foot function.

Time: 147 minutes