Functional Fluid Fitness for Longevity

With Christine Conti
Experience a Vinyasa-Flow full-body warm-up that seamlessly transitions into segments of FUNctional low impact interval training. Hone in on your breath, strength, flexibility, and balance while having fun! Explore the magic of guided imagery at the end of class that will leave you feeling strong and empowered.

Functional Fitness After 50

With Maureen Hagan
Learn Mo’s contemporary approach to building a fit mind, body and attitude after age fifty, based on 10 functional movement patterns and progressions, 7 training methods and decades of training baby boomers. Understand the role that functional movement and purposeful exercise has to play in achieving, preserving and maximizing fitness, health and wellness.

Elapsed Time: 93 minutes

Completely Core

With Abbie Appel
Experience this dynamic core workshop with one 15-minute and one 30-minute comprehensive workout. Learn to safely and effective modify and progress movements for all participants. Discover how easy it is to create a complete and structured, five foundational movement core program that is effective, challenging and keeps clients coming back for more core!

Time: 48 Mins

Pilates On the Ball

With Abbie Appel
Break through plateaus with an updated twist on Pilates. Incorporate a stability ball to enhance standard Mat and Pilates Reformer exercises. Learn fun and effective modifications and progressions for all demographics. Challenge upper body, lower body and core with movements that will spice up your Pilates workout.

Regular to Ripped: Body-Weight Training

With Mike Bracko, Ed.D.
Awaken a new dimension of training and fun with athletic movements of body leverage training. Body leverage training has emerged as a popular workout with and without a partner. Walk away with the latest exercises for the upper body, core and legs. Experience each exercise and feel the effect of perfect form and function.

Time: 90 minutes

Ignite the Mind to Balance Now

With Robert Sherman
Today’s balance training programs are so much less than what they could be! In order to truly develop better spatial awareness, coordination and balance, we need to address ALL the physiological subsystems that contribute to balance and provide our central nervous system with feedback. In this session, you will learn how to ignite and train the vestibular, somatosensory, visual, and auditory systems so that your clients gain confidence and develop greater balance and functional fitness!

Pilates for Injury Prevention

With 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.

Advanced Functional Pilates

With Leslee Bender
In this certification, you experience a functional approach to Pilates mat utilizing props that simulate apparatus. Whether a seasoned Pilates trainer or new to teaching, you leave with essential tools and concepts that give you many ways to change a Pilates mat class for variety and implement progressions and regressions effectively. You also learn how to combine classical repertoire with a modern approach that challenges your students both vertically and horizontally to improve everyday activities, posture and reduce overuse injuries. Discover how to train your clients through various planes of motion and recognize postural concerns so you utilize exercises that lead to a better quality of life and improved functional strength.

3D Functional Flexibility & Fascia Fitness

With Leslee Bender
This hands-on course is for personal trainers and small group fitness professionals looking to bring fascia to functional training and exercise programming. Learn how gravity, ground reaction and the kinetic chain influence every movement of the human body. Experience how planes of motion and exercise selection affect the integrity of connective tissue, and see why it’s crucial to evaluate each client’s movement discrepancies. Develop techniques that will improve your client’s ability to move efficiently and decrease pain and injuries. The combination of fascia manipulation and movement will dramatically change the way you train your clients forever.

About the Presenter:
Leslee has been in the fitness industry for 25+ years and is a Graduate of the Applied Functional Science Institute. She is the creator of the Bender Ball method of core training, which won the 2007 Fitness infomercial of the year. Leslee has starred in more than 30 videos and created Functional Flexibility and Fascia Fitness and Barre Above, which brings science and purpose to all movements and exercises. Leslee is currently the program director for TrueBar® Fitness concepts.


With Jeff Howard
Learn how to construct this class, which is easy to design and effective. Determine how to layer exercises for maximum results and experience this total body “plateau proof fitness formula” workout utilizing resistance and cardio training, which masterfully combines intervals, power and endurance to help tone your body.