Frequently Asked Questions
Live Stream MANIA® is a Virtual MANIA® Conference that is similar to our Live “In Person” MANIA® Conventions, but our streaming option provides you with the option to earn your Continuing Education Credits (CECs) from the comfort and convenience of your own home. The experience is completely live and interactive! Live Stream MANIA® uses the Zoom Video conferencing platform on your desktop computer, laptop computer, tablet, phone or other device to give you access to our renowned Instructors.
How is Live Stream MANIA® different from a Live Onsite MANIA®?
Live Stream MANIA® is different from a Live Onsite MANIA® because it is conducted in real time with live participation from the comfort of your own home via Zoom Video conferencing. Our Onsite MANIA® Conferences are held “in person” at one of our MANIA® Hotel locations throughout the United States.
How is Live Stream MANIA® different from CEC Video Courses?
Live Stream MANIA® is different from CEC Video Courses because you have access to a Live Presenter and participating attendees via Zoom Video conferencing in real time. CEC Video Courses provide the practical information via recorded Course Videos. With our Live Stream MANIA® option, you have access to many of our renowned Presenters from the comfort and convenience of your own home.
Will I receive a confirmation email/letter when enrolling in Live Stream MANIA®?
You will receive a confirmation email/letter when you enroll for Live Stream MANIA®. Please check your spam/junk email folders to ensure the email has not ended up in one of those folders. Additionally, please keep this email in a safe place for future reference.
Will the Live Stream MANIA® Conference be recorded, so that you can go back and review the sessions later and receive my Continuing Education Credits (CECs) later?
If you have registered for the ALL-ACCESS option, you may watch recordings of the live sessions for 2 months after the conference.
Can pre-recorded sessions be viewed for Continuing Education Credits (CECs) outside of the scheduled Live Stream MANIA® dates?
Pre-recorded sessions can be viewed by all registrants for CECs for 3 days after the Live Stream MANIA® until Wednesday at 12am PST. Additionally, ALL-ACCESS registrants can view pre-recorded sessions along with recordings of the live sessions for 2 months after the conference. Our pre-recorded rooms offer 64 educational sessions, which provides an additional 5 days of training along with the opportunity to earn additional CECs. If you need to leave the conference for any reason, you can still obtain your CECs.
When should I join each Live Stream MANIA® Session?
You should join your session 5 minutes prior to the start time. Those who arrive early will see a notice about the session beginning soon. You will click on the link provided in the Live Stream MANIA® schedule (accessible after registration) to join the session and Zoom will guide you directly to the session – either in the Zoom app or on a web browser on your PC. Please use your full name that you registered with when joining your Live Stream MANIA® sessions.
Can I participate with a friend?
You can participate with a friend, but you both must register and pay individually for Live Stream MANIA®. Participating with a friend is a great idea because you can support each other throughout the entire process.
Will there be food and bathroom breaks?
There will be breaks between each session for 20 minutes. There will also be a 40-minute break for lunch during the middle of the day. If you need to take any breaks during a session, please feel free to do so and let the presenter know by typing the information into the Zoom chat box.
Will scheduled 2020 Onsite MANIA® Conferences occur or will additional Live Stream MANIA® Conference dates be scheduled?
The Onsite Conferences will begin this summer starting with Atlanta MANIA® in July. Please click on the following link for additional information pertaining to our Onsite MANIA® Conferences: www.scwfit.com/MANIA. We will also offer Live Stream MANIA® Conferences by partnering them with the Onsite events and offer another Live Stream MANIA® event in the fall.
How do I upgrade my Live Only Mania pass to the All Access (LIVE + RECORDED) pass?
To upgrade your membership, login to My Account and select the Payments tab to change.
You receive SCW, ACE, NASM, AFAA, AEA, ACSM, and NFPT CECs for attending the pre-recorded sessions. The number of CECs depends upon the certification organization providing CECs with every session at the conference awarding between one (1) and 1.25 CECs per session.
If I miss part of the weekend, can pre-recorded sessions be viewed for Continuing Education Credits (CECs) outside of the scheduled Live Stream MANIA® convention times?
Pre-recorded sessions can be viewed for CECs for 5 days after the Live Stream MANIA® until Friday at 12am PST. We have 1 pre-recorded room that offers 16 educational sessions, which provides an additional 5 days of training along with the opportunity to earn additional CECs. If you need to leave the conference for any reason, you can still obtain your CECs.
Zoom is an easy, reliable platform for video and audio conferencing that works with all types of devices such as a desktop computer, laptop computer, tablet, phone and similar devices with internet availability. With SCW Live Stream MANIA® and Zoom, you receive the benefits of a Live Event while participating in real time with live access to a renowned instructor. You can also participate from the convenience and comfort of your own home! To access Zoom, please click on the following link: www.zoom.us/
How do I download/access Zoom?
You can download/access Zoom by completing the following steps:
- You can download/access the desktop version here: www.zoom.us/download
- Select the “Zoom Client for Meetings” download
- Install the app and follow the on-screen instructions for installation
- Zoom is a free video communication program that we use to broadcast our Live Streaming events. Click Here to Watch a Zoom Tutorial for More Help
Can I participate with a tablet or smart phone?
You can participate with a tablet or smart phone. You can download the free Zoom app to your mobile device from the App Store or Google Play Store. Then, click on the meeting link in your registration email in order to participate in Live Stream MANIA®. However, for the highest quality experience, we recommend you use a laptop or desktop computer.
Can the Presenter and other participants see me during Live Stream MANIA® sessions?
The Presenter and other participants can see you during Live Stream MANIA® sessions if you turn your camera/video on. You do have the ability to turn on or turn off your computer’s camera in order to participate at the level you feel most comfortable with during the session. We always encourage full participation, but the option is up to you. We also encourage you to join the Live Stream with a device that has a camera since our Presenters like to be able to see and review body movements in certain sessions.
Do I have to keep my camera on during the Live Stream MANIA® sessions?
You do not have to keep your camera on during Live Stream MANIA® sessions. We only encourage you to use your camera if the Presenter requests it. However, it is your choice and should be based upon your comfort level.
What if my WI-FI goes down or is unstable during Live Stream MANIA®?
If your WI-FI goes down or is unstable during Live Stream MANIA®, please reset your modem or router and try to join the session again. If that does not solve your issue, you may need to contact your internet service provider to resolve the problem. To ensure you have enough bandwidth for the best streaming experience, please close any unused applications and avoid running other streaming video/music/game services during Live Stream MANIA®. For your convenience, Live Stream MANIA® will also include a limited number of pre-recorded sessions that you may view at any time, so any outage you may experience will not affect the number of Continuing Education Credits (CECs) available to you.
Will I be assessed any extra Fees from Zoom since the Live Stream MANIA® sessions are more than 45 minutes in duration?
You will not be assessed any extra Fees from Zoom since Live Stream MANIA® is being hosted by SCW Fitness.
You can interact with the Presenter during a Live Stream MANIA® session. You will see them in real time right on your screen. One of the benefits of Live Stream MANIA® is the ability to interact with the Presenter throughout the session. During the session, you can also ask questions via the chat box, interact live with the Presenter and other participants and receive live one-on-one feedback directly from the Presenter in some situations.
Can the Presenter and other participants see me during Live Stream MANIA® sessions?
The Presenter and other attendees can see you during Live Stream MANIA® session. You do have the ability to turn on or turn off your computer’s camera in order to participate at the level you feel comfortable with during the sessions. We always encourage full participation, but the option is up to you. We also encourage you to join the Live Stream with a device that has a camera since our Presenters like to be able to see and review body movements in certain sessions.
During a session, when and how do I ask questions of the Presenter?
During a session, you can ask questions of the Presenter at any time by typing your question into the chat box feature in Zoom. Then, the Presenter will answer your question for the entire group. Presenters may also designate specific times to ask and answer questions.
Will the Presenter have a Live Class in front of them during Live Stream MANIA® sessions?
The Presenter will not have a Live Class in front of them during Live Stream MANIA® sessions. They will be hosting their Live Stream MANIA® sessions from their home/gym studio. However, in the future, the Presenters will have a Live Class in front of them since we will Live Stream directly from our Live MANIA® Conferences.
You will not need any equipment to participate. If you do not have the equipment that the Presenter is using for a session, you can always improvise to the best of your ability (i.e. if you don’t have a bike – use a chair, if you don’t have a gliding disc – use a paper plate, if you don’t have dumbbells – use a soup can, etc.) Additionally, SCW Fitness does have discounted equipment available for sale here: https://livestreammania.com/equipment
Where and how should I set-up my Live Stream MANIA® space?
You should set-up your Live Stream MANIA® space with enough room to move in your home or wherever you are viewing the Live Stream MANIA® sessions. Some Presenters will ask you to demonstrate/participate in certain portions of the session. However, this is not required and purely based upon your comfort level.
How should I dress for Live Stream MANIA® sessions?
You should dress for Live Stream MANIA® sessions so that you can appropriately train (if applicable) and participate in the various exercises. For activity-based sessions, you can expect to practice certain exercises and you would be best suited to be dressed accordingly. For lecture-based sessions, dress comfortably, but keep in mind that you may be requested to turn on your camera at times.
You will receive 20 CECs from SCW Fitness, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and the Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA), 15 CECs from the American Fitness and Aerobics Association of America (AFAA), 2.0 CECs from the American Council on Exercise (ACE), and 1.5 CECs from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). These CEC values noted are based upon you attending all sessions on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
How many Continuing Education Credits (CECs) do you receive from each certification that you attend?
You will receive a varying number of CECs for each certification that you attend. Please click on this link to review the number of CECs received for each certification: www.livestreammania.com/certifications
Do I receive Continuing Education Credits (CECs) from attending the pre-recorded sessions?
You receive CECs from attending the pre-recorded sessions. The number of CECs depends upon the certification organization providing CECs with every session at the conference awarding between one (1) and 1.25 CECs per session.
How will I receive your Continuing Education Credit (CEC) Form?
You will receive a link via email and text after the conference so that you can obtain your CEC Form. The link will require that you first complete a general survey regarding your experiences at the Live Stream MANIA® Conference. Once you complete the survey, you will receive the CEC Form that can be downloaded on your computer and printed.
Should I save your CEC Form, and Is there a replacement fee if you lose your CEC Form?
You should save your CEC Form and there is a $35 replacement fee should you lose your CEC Form. You will be able to obtain a replacement CEC Form for $35 by clicking on the following link: www.scwfit.com/cec-form.
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