Presented by Irene McCormick, MS, CSCS
New research and updated guidelines recommend strength training for women. Understanding the right intensity, including volumes, is critical. Gain insights from research including the importance of the SAID Principle (Specific, Adaptions, Imposed, Demands), Tri-Sets, Cluster Sets, and Single-Joint exercises in a transformational training program for women over 40.


Presented by Sara Kooperman, JD, Ronnie Fulton, Irene McCormick, MS, CSCS, Dr. Jonathan Mike, PhD & Michele Park

Stretching is an integral part of any exercise program, yet there is immense inconsistency and uncertainty surrounding the practice. Join our panel of experts as they discuss both the art and the science of flexibility training and specific routines that will allow your clients to develop maximal strength gains safely and quickly.


Presented by Irene McCormick, MS, CSCS
As we age, joint range of motion is lost affecting the ability to move our joints correctly and our bodies freely. Learn simple fascia-focused techniques to increase joint range of motion, decrease edema, support positional awareness, and improve balance. Examine percussive recovery tools, foam rollers, and textured balls to perform quick releases for our clients.


Presented by Irene Lewis-McCormick, MS, CSCS
Training for an event or trying to reach new goals often includes a rise in intensity, volume, and seriousness. Learn signs of overtraining syndrome including OTS, FOR, and NFOR. Understand available strategies for how and when to implement techniques to get the most out of performance. Learn to use foam rollers for both meditation and relaxation.


Presented by Irene Lewis-McCormick, MS, CSCS
Bring the heat to your classes with this drill-inspired SGT program. Learn to create, design, and manage functional programs that are intense, inclusive and fun. Focus on goal-based skills and use a variety of equipment to manage your groups. Help clients feel supported by the energy of group training, but have the individual attention of a qualified fitness professional.


Presented by Abbie Appel & Irene McCormick, MS, CSCS
The connection between the glutes, back and core is profound. All must be strong to stabilize the spine and pelvis, support movement, and generate force. Let’s evaluate core training and the relationship between the powerful posterior chain including the fascial slings. Learn 10 complex booty, back, and core moves and discover techniques to train for greater function, as well as fabulous aesthetics for your backside!

Quick & Dirty 30

With Irene Lewis-McCormick, MS, CSCS
Ideas for quick training, ready-made class routines using minimal to maximal equipment. Experience 3, 30-minute workouts designed to inspire intensity, effort and sweat. This session offers hard core, turn-key class designs to improve performance, incorporate partner training in a coach-based group training format.

Cueing, Coaching and Communicating

With Irene Lewis-McCormick, MS, CSCS
Fitness professionals are drawn to group training because it’s time-saving, cost-effective and represents a decreased workload. However, a fantastic trainer will not necessarily translate to excellence when training groups. Juggle the demands of group training by learning skills to create inclusive environments, fun and a tribe mentality that leads to more profit and impact.

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

With 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.

Time: 82 Minutes

Active Aging: Between the Chairs

With Irene Lewis-McCormick, MS
Functional movement, range of motion and the ability to perform unassisted daily activities are strongly linked to joint flexibility, soft tissue range of motion, balance and agility. This session explores aging populations with respect to mobility and relaxation techniques including a class design that is unique and appealing for this potentially fragile community.