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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26

Friday Session 1:

9:00am-10:15am EST
8:00am-9:15am CST
6:00am-7:15am PST

Your 50 and 60-year-old clients have unique training needs that may not be met by implementing traditional training techniques. This session will address key assessments focused on balance, integrated strength and joint range of motion, memory, and agility for training the active aging population. Develop more effective training programs based on their weaknesses, range of motion and movement analysis.
Engaging the core correctly is essential in every workout, but getting people to “get it” is hard. Drawing on the latest science and best practices from fitness, Pilates, and yoga, this workshop equips you with strategies, exercises, and cues to coach your students to discover their core for maximum impact.
As overuse and dysfunction exercise continue to become more commonplace, corrective exercise is emerging as a key responsibility for fitness professionals. In this session you will learn the basics of implementing key corrective exercise techniques for lower-cross syndrome and key secrets and sequences for implementing these programs. (PRE-RECORDED SESSION)
It’s official – The fitness world has crowned HIIT as the only way to get fit and see results. No doubt – HIIT is a super effective way to train. But, according to research, it should only comprise approximately 20% of total weekly training volume. What’s a cycle coach to do with the other 80%? The answer is simple: endurance-based training. Learn the secrets of creating and delivering Anti-HIIT workout stages and classes sure to delight every rider in the room!
This session focuses on 3 aquatic training modalities for total body conditioning, utilizing the physical properties of the water, as well as intensity and directional variations to achieve optimal client outcomes. Learn each move, progressions and methods to safely increase intensity to strengthen the entire body.
Join Yury to experience the most effective and innovative ways to enhance your cardiovascular capacity while submerging your head in the water. Challenge both strength and endurance while using land-based pieces of fitness equipment in the water and become a better athlete on land.

Detoxification is all the rage in health and wellness, but are juice fasts, colon cleanses and other popular products really living up to the hype? This session covers what exactly a toxin is, modern toxic load, and the multiple biological systems that constantly clear the body of harmful toxins. Leave with the knowledge to empower your clients with clear, scientific-based research on toxins. (LECTURE)

As the female body changes due to progesterone and estrogen levels, so does stress, sleep and mood patterns. It is not all in the mind! This session covers the how’s and why’s regarding hormonal changes that affect our personalities and daily lives. Together, we will review the research on surviving the stress and moody witch periods when our bodies change with some practical and proven modifications.

The ongoing global pandemic has forever changed the landscape of the fitness industry. Pre-pandemic business models for reaching, engaging and retaining clients are no longer effective. In this session, learn from Ollie Bailey, founder of Gymcatch, how to effectively review your current business model and appropriate optimization for actionable plans to ensure success in the post-pandemic era.

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The truth is that the world of fitness has changed & the demand from people who want to workout at home has increased. Do you have a plan to meet those demands, set up a virtual training studio, or a SYSTEM for providing extraordinary group training sessions via ZOOM? Learn how to establish yourself as a fitness professional in the world of virtual training. (LECTURE)

Friday Session 2:

10:35am-11:50am EST
9:35am-10:50am CST
7:35am – 8:50am PST

Let’s FACE It Together(TM) facial exercise and rehabilitation is designed to strengthen facial and neck muscles, increase oral/motor skills, facial expression, prolong the onset of disease and reduce signs of aging. LFIT is perfect for in-person or virtual one-on-one or group training. Learn how to infuse LFIT into your current fitness programs to grow your business by expanding your reach.

With so many different pieces of equipment, with many claiming  functional superiority, it becomes challenging to select the best direction for our clients. In this session, Giovanni looks past traditional equipment to make sense out of  popular unconventional training tools, providing indications, contraindications, and programming recommendations to be applied to your current clients, immediately! 

Falls are a serious threat to older adults and often lead to hip fracture, traumatic brain injury, disability, nursing home admission and even death. With the growth of the aging population, fall prevalence is expected to increase, making balance training a high priority. Walk away with program examples as we explore the key risk factors for falls, evidence-based fall prevention strategies and have fun with balance circuits.

Bring your beast mode! Journey into the many ways you can monkey around with HIIT. Experience multiple modalities. Discover techniques for optimizing effort. Learn how to tweak time and organize effective work intervals to lend to greater client or member success. 

Revisit the need to address the socialization, student interaction and engagement as your aquatic facility reopens. Study and discuss strategies to maintain engagement responsibly, while still social distancing. Practice new techniques to empower and entertain your clients. This will be the best party many have RSVPed for in months. 

Kickboards may not be new, but Marietta’s ideas for ways to use them certainly are! Using the oldest and most common aquatic tool, this session will delight you with how creative, fun and effective a kickboard can be. Surf it, skim it, scoop it – the kickboard is highly versatile and easy-to-use. Forget your old preconceptions and discover how ‘kickin’ the board can be!

Hypertrophy or hyperplasia? Protein isolate before or after the workout? Why is leucine so important? What other amino acids help? What hormones ramp up the process? Melissa addresses answers to these important questions in an easy to understand science! (LECTURE)

In this captivating presentation, you will see and learn about the shocking amounts of sugar in some favorite foods. Learn why sugar is not so sweet for the mind, body, health and weight. Get helpful tips for reducing sugar intake, while keeping the diet satisfying and flavorful.

How do fitness professionals stand out and magnetically attract their ideal client in a highly saturated industry packed with millions of other fitpros? Learn how to easily fill your programs and build a waitlist of clients without spending big bucks on marketing and advertising. (LECTURE)

Learn the ins and outs of how to live stream your workouts. Whether you offer yoga, cardio, dance, or another program, online video is a valuable service to maintain your client relationships and grow memberships. Leave with essential recommendations on how to take your business to the next level. Live stream videos can provide additional revenue. So, what are you waiting for? (LECTURE)

Friday Session 3:

12:10pm-1:25pm EST
11:10am- 12:25pm CST
9:10am-10:25am PST

Meet The Parasetter®, a unique roller system that supports the body comfortably. Developed by a PT known for work in Dance Medicine, helping counterbalance the stresses of life that lead to compressive loading effects resulting in back pain and more. The series of exercises leave you feeling relieved and rejuvenated.

Learn how to shadow box and train for the fight and body of your life! This heart-pumping sweat dripping session will give you a full body workout and the confidence you never knew you had. You are your only competition during this fight night session!

The aging female body has specific needs and concerns. As strength, mobility, stability and bone density decline, precise training strategies play a large role in successfully addressing these issues. Review foundational conditioning concepts to transform your approach. Learn to apply these principles through practical application in a hands-on session.

It’s time to take HOW to build a results driven ride and WOW your room every time to the next level. We’re letting YOU in on the secret. Learn how to stand out with Schwinn in the incredible lane of Group Fitness.

In this workshop, experience a cascade of fresh aqua ideas. Leave with six (6), 64-count choreography blocks that you can effortlessly incorporate into your next aqua workout. Take home detailed choreography notes to ensure easy preparation of sequences and successful delivery of low-impact, dynamic, total body WATERinMOTION® inspired moves. All fresh and ALL new!

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.(

You have more control over aging than you thought. Thanks to recent discoveries from Harvard, MIT, and UCLA, we now know what foods, supplements, and lifestyle choices aid in disease prevention, boost our brainpower, and keep us young. Discover how you can help your middle-aged clients turn back the clock.

Are your clients eating healthy but still seem unable to lose unwanted body fat or are they lacking energy during their training program? Kimberly discusses how deficiencies hinder client results and make your job more difficult. Learn how micro-nutrients influence metabolism, well-being and performance. Effectively help your clients become vitamin-infused all-stars.

Learn why fitness professionals have largely ignored teaching preschool children. Why is it critical to start teaching exercise during the preschool years? Find out the many benefits children reap from appropriate fitness programming. Discover the potential in this untapped market, wide open for fitness pros. (LECTURE)

Virtual fitness is at an all time high and not going anywhere! The online culture keeps clients busy with exercise, but with little personal interaction and a lot of loneliness. Learn 5 strategies to disrupt this cycle and make a change in a world that desperately needs it. (LECTURE)

Friday Session 4:

2:25pm-3:40pm EST
1:25pm-2:40pm CST
11:25am-12:40pm PST

Pilates Fit + Strong aims to offset musculoskeletal imbalances through sensory awareness, bringing a whole new dimension to your Pilates routine. Each series is designed to be time efficient, targeting deep core musculature, aiming to rebalance your body efficiently.  A challenge worth exploring, leaving you with a plethora of ideas for your classes.

From the ground up, the kinetic chain is linked through the core: a missing component for many. Form follows function: if you train to enhance function, you’ll not only look better, but also improve posture and alignment. Learn multi-level strategies from the ground up and an integrative approach to core training.

The ability to coach core stability beyond expectation will bring you, as a fitness professional, one step closer to aligning concepts and application. In this session, you will learn coaching concepts specific to stabilizing the spine in a scalable coaching model.

This circuit-based, Bootcamp training session is guaranteed to encourage you to do more than JUST2SWEAT! You’ll learn important movement modifications that will allow your clients to engage in a group exercise setting of all different levels, without clients having to sacrifice intensity or motivation. This fully interactive program will teach you the skills to motivate, support and inspire your clients to challenge themselves to see real results.

This aquatic yoga session combines the movements and principles of land-based yoga practices and adapts them for the water. Learn sequences and progressions for full range of motion, deep stretching and total body strengthening.

Give your water workout a PUNCH! Experience a truly unique workout to reduce fat, strengthen your core, and tone arms and legs while improving coordination and flexibility. This class is full of jabs, punches and kicks all in the water!

Studies suggest that nutrition is more important than exercise for achieving weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight. Learn the science behind why popular diets fail and specific training-based nutritional needs. Leave with the knowledge to help your clients reach their goals, all while staying within your scope of practice. (LECTURE)

How does the position of the shoulders affect the hips? What is the most effective way to strengthen the rectus abdominis? You must understand anatomy to develop and teach exercise programs that meet your clients’ needs. This session will help you appreciate how muscles function during upright movement patterns.

We will discuss how to think strategically for personal and professional success. We will revisit Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People as a framework, as well as other framing tools.This will encompass a modern day paradigm with the reality of constant change & the use of technology and social media. (LECTURE)

 

You get lots of followers on Social Media, but somehow it doesn’t translate into money in your bank account. Learn from 8 times No.1 International Bestselling Author 10 steps to a successful business, and walk away with a concrete plan and proven strategies. (LECTURE)

Friday Session 5:

4:00pm-5:15pm EST
3:00pm-4:15pm CST
1:00pm-2:15pm PST

As we age, the core, proprioception and balance become more important to prevent falls, maintain proper gait and keep us active. With core work often comes floor work, which can be uncomfortable for the aging population. This session is jam packed with muscular core facts, activity ideas and core exercises off the floor!

Learn the most important myths many consumers hold about using heavy weights. Understand best practices to build lean muscle mass through diet, nutrient timing and cardiovascular efforts. Examine the relationship between hormones and lean mass, menopause, manopause, and muscle. Gain insight into the fascinating, updated information regarding longevity and function, and exactly how you too can get lean and strong, no matter your age.

Want to learn the latest in lower body workouts? This a complete lower body experience to tone and strengthen the glutes, thighs and hamstrings.. Complete the workout with abdominal and lower back conditioning and hip and thigh flexibility. Includes great add-on to any traditional sculpting class.

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.          

Make a splash with these brand new WATERinMOTION® Platinum-inspired routines. Experience six 64-count choreography blocks of captivating, low-impact aqua sequences and discover why moving in water is natural for our silver population. Comprehensive choreography notes are provided to enhance your teaching skills and movement mastery and inspire active aging adults to safely improve cardiovascular endurance, balance, strength and flexibility. Stay current with these fresh ideas!
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.
Join Nicole on a journey into the healing powers of aligning our 7 chakras. Learn how to tap into each one through movement & diet to begin the path of enlightenment. Review ways in which chakra benefits common issues such as insomnia, anxiety and stress & how anatomy is affected positively when its corresponding chakra is aligned. (LECTURE)

Learn how sleeping well can help to control your cravings and weight. Discover foods, herbs, teas and minerals that can make you feel sleepier and others that may interfere with sleep. Get the eight great, sleep-tight tips.

The landscape of group fitness 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. Take away invaluable solutions, answers to pressing questions, and effective solutions to set yourself up for success moving forward in the new normal for Group Ex. (LECTURE)

The landscape of the fitness industry has changed, and this is especially true for trainers who are new to conducting fitness content via streaming platforms. Knowing where and how to find the right tools is vital to your success. Join the professionals from AV NOW and discover which microphones, cameras, mixers & lighting are best suited for virtual instruction from your home or the gym. Virtual content creation is your thing, but making it look and sound great is ours! (LECTURE)

Friday Session 6:

5:35pm-6:50pm EST
4:35pm-5:50pm CST
2:35pm-3:50pm PST

Take your students into a smooth journey between two Yoga styles in one practice. The Yang is based on the use of asana sequence – developing muscular strength, stamina and flexibility. Enjoy a slower pace where poses are passively held for longer, working on the deep dense YIN connective tissues and joints in your body. Experience and understand how opposite forces may actually be complementary.

The core is vital for spinal stabilization and for the transfer of movements from the limbs. Discover how the core is supposed to function, the methods of function, and how to train your body to have the strongest, most impressive core of your life.

We are in the ‘people’ industry where the currency is ‘service’! Learn how to take your personal training business from good to great using relationship building strategies, applying proven research techniques, and the best way we can listen to our clients for guiding results

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 maximal training effect. Discover ways to effectively work these necessary rides into your training protocols. Time to Rock Steady.

Stir fried and full of goodness, this noodle session is packed full of ideas on how to use the noodle to develop cardiovascular fitness, upper body strength and provide challenging suspended exercises appropriate for both shallow or deep water. Move over soy sauce and Thai flavors, this session is designed for the Aussie aqua class – robust, intense, gutsy and with a cheeky sense of humor.

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.

Many Americans suffer from common chronic diseases, yet many of these diseases are preventable, as they are often linked to poor diet and lifestyle choices. Learn about food and nutrition strategies to prevent heart disease, cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and other chronic health issues. See why food truly is medicine, and how eating strategically may help keep the doctor and medicine away. (LECTURE)

It is inevitable that stress and inflammation continue to garner more and more medical and media attention, but is it justified? Is there really a real link between stress, inflammation and the overall quality of life? If so, what can we, as fitness professionals, suggest and implement to reduce them within our client’s lives? Fabio reviews emerging research in stress and inflammation and how our diet, exercise and stress-coping mechanisms can all impact our overall quality of life.

Now, more than ever, a digital presence is vital to your success, but if your business isn’t growing, your marketing may need a makeover! Assess your current marketing and learn digital marketing strategies and practices of the most successful fitness brands to implement today to generate growth  and revenue. (LECTURE)

Delegation and automation can help you create a seamless online business life so you can focus on your leadership responsibilities. Find out what you should automate or delegate immediately in your online life. By eliminating these tasks, you gain time to focus on your vision, team, and goals. (LECTURE)

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27

Saturday Session 1:

9:00am-10:15am EST
8:00am-9:15am CST
6:00am-7:15am PST

The shoulder is one of the most complex, and most injured, joint systems in the body. In this live session, dive into the function of the shoulder, common mistakes when training it, and best practices to maintain optimal shoulder function and health. 

Get away from traditional warmups and learn how to build a more refined and individualized movement prep to improve performance! This course will provide strategies to get your clients moving and feeling better, all while addressing movement dysfunction and optimizing movement.

Some tools are readily available to us that we often ignore: our own bodyweight and a wall. Come experience creative ideas implementing our walls into different movement experiences for both strength & cardio conditioning applications to enhance mobility.

Survey says, “I want to lose weight and tone up”. “Oh, and I want to do it quickly without too much effort or sacrifice”. UGH! What’s worse, there are workouts on every corner that promises just that! This interactive workshop will review the science and latest research behind the trends (and false promises) vs. tested strategies while providing exercise program design to deliver the results clients want.

With one-on-one training on the rise, combined with more aquatic centers re-opening, reviewing training techniques is more important than ever. Discuss movements to increase range of motion and incorporate deep stretching techniques to utilize in aqua programs.

This class simulates different sports ranging from tennis to volleyball in patterns unique to each athletic endeavor. Jeff uses a cognitive teaching method that is easy to simulate and very effective. It involves the ability to process information and learn a different way of cueing that achieves results with less words.

You may hear clients say: “I give up! I’m hungry all the time… I can’t stop eating”. But is overeating a choice? A character fault? A lack of self-control? Or something else? Discover the science behind our brain on food and support clients who are struggling with food addiction. (LECTURE)        

Do you feel sluggish and wish you had more energy to make it through the day? Are you and/or your clients at a plateau and frustrated about “those last few pounds?” This class will cover ways to boost your metabolism right as you wake up and even throughout your night’s sleep.

How do you compete in today’s highly competitive fitness business landscape? The answer? Delivering outstanding customer service and an outstanding customer experience. Learn all the proper tactics and strategies to do this and crush the competition! It doesn’t matter if you are a studio owner, manager or instructor, this talk will be your gameplan to success! (LECTURE)

Bullet proof your business and differentiate yourself from the masses with this essential session. As the world embraces virtual training the opportunity has never been greater but nor has the competition. Learn how to differentiate yourself from large, well financed competitors, set your operation up for success and evolve your business to stay ahead of the crowd. (LECTURE)

Saturday Session 2:

10:35am-11:50am EST
9:35am-10:50am CST
7:35am-8:50am PST

Fill your soul in this Vinyasa Yoga class that flows gracefully and rhythmically from posture to pose with the greatest hits of Motown as our guide. Focus on pose exploration while we blissfully drift through a journey of transformation and development. Leave with 15 seamless yoga sequences and music inspiration to rejuvenate and invigorate your classic vinyasa sessions.

Are your core workouts just featuring crunches? Ready to elevate your clients’ core training into an integrative system and approach? This session combines lecture and activity to  coach you on the fundamentals of core training and how to create stellar core programming for private and small group clients!     

Diastasis Recti is an injury epidemic affecting not only the post-partum community, but much of our fitness community at large. This workshop is the foundation for helping our clients that come to us with this dysfunction: diagnostics, accommodations, and recovery practices.

Looking for ways to increase intensity for your most demanding Barre students? Learn the BIIT formula with a fresh interpretation of classic barre exercises fused with cardio intervals for an enhanced, high energy class. Move beyond rhythmic movements and experience targeted circuits that make teaching not only fun, but easy on Monday morning.

Experience awesome resistance exercises with Liquid Gym Acqua Toner Bands and Bar to take your aqua workout into a new realm. Combine the power of strength resistance training and the resistance/hydrostatic properties of water to give your workout a whole new release. Increase flexibility, muscle tone and range of motion while improving proprioception and blood circulation.

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!

Industry veterans Lynne and Victor Brick address the subtle, long-term harm of mental health issues caused by Covid. They discuss the human psychological response to crisis and disaster, and how that response relates to the dual continuums of mental wellness; that being the horizontal, pathogenic (health care) continuum and the vertical, salutogenic (self-care) continuum. Finally, they discuss how holistic approaches, such as exercise, diet, and mind-body practices, benefit mental health.

There is truth in advertising: everything you ever wanted to know about carbohydrates. Why are carbs our prime energy source, and which systems can’t operate without them? Learn about their chemical structure, how we use them, our body’s Plan B if we don’t have any, why America loves a low carb diet and more. We will also put the end to some myths, misconceptions and misinformation.

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. In this session, 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. (LECTURE)

This course will educate fitness professionals on the best ways to grow & sustain their fitness businesses using technology & digital media, which is important in these challenging times. This session will cover 5 key elements including livestream classes, social media, email newsletters, an optimized website & digital advertising campaigns. (LECTURE)

Saturday Session 3:

12:10pm-1:25pm EST
11:10am-12:25pm CST
9:10am-10:25am PST

Smart strategies for strength training to help your female clients age-less! Chronological aging is 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.

Getting more done in less time is pivotal in today’s busy world. Learn how “tri” & “quad” sets aka: CLUSTERS can give your clients what they want and need in as little as 30 minutes. Feel the difference between traditional circuit training and this ready-made model that you can start using with your clients immediately! You’ll walk away from this session with programming for three different types of client goals.

This non-traditional workout will effectively strengthen and define your entire body! Designed to sculpt with non-stop resistance and steady state training combine new moves with interval ‘cardio bursts’ to give you maximum calorie burn. Core work and a quick stretch will end this workout, leaving you feeling energized and accomplished!

K.I.S.S. the class design blues away! Learn how to create thoughtful, physiologically sound classes that provide RESULTS! We simplify the process to save you time while setting riders up for success. Unlock the secret of the Schwinn Coach’s Pyramid and set the stage for powerful performances! Whether you’re a seasoned pro or rookie of the year, this workshop will change your mindset on class design.          

More than any other fitness environment, the aquatic environment can be less than favorable for exercise instruction, especially instruction from the pool deck. Learn the PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) that can assist in teaching while protecting the instructor. Experience practical use of  PPE and how to make the most of your aquatic teaching environment for safe and engaging classes.

Most of us experience some kind of burnout after teaching multiple aqua classes every week. Building pyramid intervals is a great way to combat boredom. Incorporate muscle conditioning into timed patterns of HIIT and leave with a workout to propel you UPWARD! Just six (6) simple rules applied to your existing workout will give you more ideas, moves and choreography to push your class to the next level!

Learn what a whole-food plant-based diet (WFPB) is and why you and your clients should give it a try. WFPB diets fight cancer and heart disease. New research shows that they may be one of the best diets for weight loss, and people like them! (LECTURE)     

Coaching proper form and technique begins with movement patterns, not exercises. Adapt your knowledge of stability and mobility throughout the kinetic chain to teach proper movement and exercises for the lower extremity. Join this session focused on movement research and learn how to properly coach the lower extremity exercises.

You started your business to make an impact in your community, but now you feel like you may never enjoy the fruits of your labor. It’s time to work smarter, NOT harder! Learn secrets on how to design your business with a fresh perspective to run profitably and enjoy more free time. (LECTURE)

Do you get frustrated with technology sometimes? “Online” may be the new norm. Learn quick tips to use technology to your advantage as you transition your business to virtual. Save time with apps and shortcuts, become more efficient, organized, work faster, smarter and get stuff done!  (LECTURE)

Saturday Session 4:

2:25pm-3:40pm EST
1:25pm-2:40pm CST
11:25am-12:40pm PST

Good flexibility and range of motion are essential for good posture and reducing the risks of injury. Discover this dynamic approach and learn how movement sequence patterns enhance mobility and range of motion. Explore the concept of working directly with myofascial meridians and anatomy training for self-care, flexibility and muscle tension release.

Functional Integrated Resistance Strength Training Progressions go beyond basics and examine methods and techniques that functionally strengthen. Utilize exercise progressions and partner drills that involve integration, coordination and balance, ideal for your Small Group Training classes. Learn fun, effective, interactive partner training drills that allow social distancing. A winning solution!     

Effective core training should integrate all muscles to work effectively around the center of gravity. Traditional core exercises have clients lying on the ground moving in a single plane, which does not prepare the muscles for the forces they will experience during upright, ground-based movement. Disruptive Training with various equipment, including the ActivMotion Bar, will help you design a core training program that prepares the body for the way it is designed to work in a three-dimensional environment.

Unleash your inner Rockstar in this cardio jam session inspired by the infectious, energizing and sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums.  Designed for all fitness levels, whether you’re a conditioned athlete or a beginner, POUND provides the perfect atmosphere for letting loose, getting energized, improving your health, and rocking out!      

WATERinMOTION® Strength takes advantage of the aqua environment to build muscular endurance, power and overall tone in a 45-minute workout using aqua dumbbells. Combine the unique properties of water to build lean muscle through the creative use of drag, resistance, and buoyancy. Water minimizes the strain of gravity on the joints and ligaments to prevent overuse on the muscles while enhancing recovery time and improving flexibility and power. Experience WATERinMOTION®’s unique choreographed formula to keep your training fresh, new, and challenging. https://waterinmotion.com/strength/

Help your students resist and splash their way through the water with this science based HIIT program. Study the benefits of high intensity interval training, practice new cueing and coaching techniques and study with an aquatic master trainer who is determined to make teaching innovative, tumultuous and safe for all types of aqua participants.

Slate Milk has reinvented chocolate milk for the modern athlete. Learn about the nutritional benefits that come from real milk products and how you and your clients can improve athletic performance by including this nutritional source in your diet. Join Manny Lubin, Co-creator of Slate Milk, and discuss the benefits of protein rich and lactose free healthy eating habits. (LECTURE)

Stress Eating can affect us all – trainers, clients, even nutritionists.  We naturally turn to food in moments of stress to self-soothe without realizing we are doing it.  However, this doesn’t have to be the way.  Learn how to identify triggers for stress eating and replace it with healthier, more beneficial behaviors.

Learn what’s in store for the Industry in 2021 from our panel of diverse and experienced fitness leaders. They will discuss what to expect for club & boutique owners and operators, program directors, instructors & trainers in this ever-changing industry. Take advantage of the coming trends to grow appropriately in your business and role. (LECTURE)  

Want an easy way to get online in fitness? Create a simple virtual group fitness studio. In this cutting-edge session, learn to combine your skills and talents to create a fun, thriving online community. The state of the industry has changed and savvy instructors and trainers will pivot with it. Get the details on the programs, technology, marketing and branding strategies to build your own wildly popular virtual group fitness studio.  (LECTURE)

Saturday Session 5:

4:00pm-5:15pm EST
3:00pm-4:15pm CST
1:00pm-2:15pm PST

Bamboo Fusion is “the blending of two ancient mind-body practices”, tai chi and hatha yoga! Also seen as the marriage of water and wood. The water element will help you discover a deeper level of FLOW, giving you a great infusion of qi energy. The wood element is expressed by the flexible movements of hatha yoga. Experience the principle of surrender, helping you extend and stretch your body and mind.

By studying biomechanics and specific movements to implement into your training techniques, you can help your clients mitigate pain and injury. Execute biomechanics, stretches and strengthening sequences to decrease your clients’ risks of lower body injuries while improving their strength and flexibility.

 Learn to make small modifications to traditional exercises to change the exercises for a variety of body types and health conditions. See how changes in planes of motion, foot, hand, hip and shoulder positioning can make a difference. Little Tweaks in verbal, visual and kinesthetic coaching will create big results!

Train your booty anywhere, anytime with zero equipment!  Learn tricks to fire up the glutes, drive performance and function and shape the biggest muscle of your body.  Utilize multiple positions, spicy and staple moves and perfectly designed sequences….with so many different intensity variables, you’ll have endless new ideas to challenge your glutes every time.

Play the drums in the water! Combine unique rhythms and moves using the innovative SAF Aqua Drums Vibes® equipment & enjoy a challenging new way to get yourself fit and have fun in the water.

Creating dynamic workout routines does not need to be complicated or hard to follow. Start with a single move and a continuous training format; then, learn how to build, transition and combine moves that increase resistance and intensity and target various muscle groups.

Dr. Stephanie Zgraggen brings over 16 years of clinical experience to discuss hormone function and how to balance hormones naturally. Learn to recognize imbalances and effective, actional steps to easily add into your daily routine to achieve hormone homeostasis. Leave feeling empowered to achieve health goals naturally and holistically. (LECTURE)

Many of our clients experience tightness, impingement and pain in the rotator cuff. Over time, rotator cuff problems limit shoulder range of motion and lead to weakness that affects the ability to exercise as well as function in everyday life. Discover exactly how rotator cuff issues develop and how to implement a strategy for integrating the most effective corrective exercises into your client’s program to improve the function of their rotator cuff.

How are popular fitness brands able to charge $30+ for a class and still have a waitlist? There may be a similar studio down the street doing the exact same thing, for less money, but they’re barely half-full? They have The IT Factor.  Join Lisa for this informative session & learn how to build an In-Demand brand. (LECTURE)

Come join social media gurus and fitness marketing experts as they explore ways to wade through the white noise of Digital and Social Media Marketing like our finest millennials. Discuss the dos and don’ts, myths and misconceptions, and learn how to use the diversity of Social Media for yourself, your business and your clients. (LECTURE)

Saturday Session 6:

5:35pm-6:50pm EST
4:35pm-5:50pm CST
2:35pm-3:50pm PST

Experience a dynamic balance between effort and ease…challenge and release…”fire” and “ice”. Push yourself…and surrender to yourself, all while honoring yourself every step of the way. Be encouraged to say farewell to the expectations you may have and open your mind to an inspiring good time!

If we don’t move it, we lose it. In this workshop, you will learn how to meet your body’s specific needs from a mechanical perspective. Learn your own strengths first, the movement techniques, bodywork related modalities and coaching cues to create a safe and lasting impact.

As fitness professionals, we are always looking for exciting ways to develop and deliver dynamic and effective core and abdominal workouts. In this workshop, briefly review the core musculature and core training. Then, learn 2 brand new workouts with unique movements and timing protocols.  Utilize stability balls and loop bands to safely and effectively challenge the core from all positions, all planes of motion and at All Angles.

Create exercise experiences from home! The demand for outdoor movement options has exploded! Outdoor space affords the setting for safe exercise gatherings. Learn strategies to design an outdoor exercise program that attracts local and distant contacts. Understand equipment and exercise choice, music usage, business requirements, financial arrangements, broadcasting, and alternatives for bad weather.

Enjoy this enthusiastic class with three industry experts!!  The pool will never look the same once you experience this tidal wave of energy, creativity and fun. Marietta, Manuel and Jeff will focus on different styles/formats of aquatic fitness techniques, pushing you to the next level.  Leave with a flood of new ideas to make a big splash in your own aqua fitness classes.

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. (PRE-RECORDED SESSION)

It’s time to prioritize your largest organ and address all your vital needs-muscle! Muscle is a vastly underestimated resource—one that burns fat, influences metabolism, protects against disease and so much more. Learn the concept of muscle centric medicine and the benefits of a protein rich diet. (LECTURE)  

Discover helpful and new strategies that you can use or share with your clients to move more and eat right! Learn more about mindful eating, tapping, self-compassion, journaling, vision boards, gratitude and more for wellness and weight loss!

Interested in working with preschool/kindergarten children? Join us to learn more about this special population. Experience a full-length KID-FIT preschool P.E. class and find out how to start your own preschool classes through a KID-FIT virtual studio. See how fun it is and how easy it is to get started!

The future is ONLINE. Learn simple broadcasting and production tricks and tips to improve your cueing for online fitness videos, instructor toolbox, and consumer experience. This lecture-based workshop is an exploration and examination of best practices and presentation skills for producing online and live streaming fitness video content.(LECTURE)

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28

Sunday Session 1:

9:00am-10:15am EST
8:00am-9:15am CST
6:00am-7:15am PST

Yoga Strong is a flowing, powerful sequence that will focus on strengthening the powerhouse of the body: The Core! Not just the superficial “6 pack” ab muscles; this includes the deep stabilizing muscles and back muscles that support the spine in every movement on and off your mat. You will be asked to step outside of your comfort zone to truly transform your mind and body. Be ready to sweat, laugh, and grow!       

If your body is a car, the glutes are definitely the engine. Rev up your understanding of gluteal anatomy/function, and learn important implications for program design. Apply these key concepts to improve the strength, power, and performance of the most important muscle group in the body. (LECTURE)

Create circuits emphasizing Endurance, Strength and Power in 3, 2 and 1-minute circuits to emphasize fun for group training. Lead 3-minute bodyweight Endurance exercises combined with 2-minute tubing Strength blasts and 1-minute medicine ball Power charges. Experience organized program design and superior coaching.

Redefine what you know about TRX Suspension Training! This session provides a deep dive into the performance and coaching nuances of a series of highly effective TRX movements and combinations. Apply these impactful TRX sequences and coaching methods immediately and watch your suspension training evolve to the next level.

Need more upper body exercises? Do your clients crave the latest conditioning and toning workout that focus on arms, shoulders, chest and back? Structure your upper body muscle workout to include new innovative moves and sequences. This session provides a great complement when scheduled before the popular Luscious Limbs lower body workout.

Need more upper body exercises? Do your classes crave the latest conditioning and toning workout that focus on arms, shoulders, chest and back? Structure your upper body muscle workout to include new innovative moves and sequences. This session provides a great complement when scheduled before the popular Luscious Limbs lower body workout.

Exercise science research findings are frequently misrepresented in the media. Join Siri, a Harvard researcher, to become fluent at interpreting studies and parsing fact from fiction. Learn about RCTs, sample bias, representativeness, the peer review process and more to become a credible source of knowledge to your clients and students. (LECTURE)

Is stubborn fat clinging to your clients’ waistlines, and are they experiencing life-disrupting health symptoms? Kimberly shares how to identify the top stressors wreaking havoc on the body and how you can help clients control their well-being. This will accelerate results and ensure you are leading others to good health!

Do you feel the fitness industry is saturated and you want to create a brand that stands apart from the masses? Courtney will guide you through a personality driver questionnaire highlighting your unique characteristics that separate you from your competitors. Moreover, unlock simple strategies to incorporate these unique selling points into your business brands. (LECTURE)

Do you want to train more people in less time and earn more income? Yes please! But without a signature class, dynamic cueing and coaching, or a sound price structure this great idea can quickly turn into a nightmare. Learn how to avoid these obstacles, and understand the EXACT blueprint Dane used (and still uses) to scale a small group training brand for a major health club. This session is perfect if you’re ready to take your training online, too! (LECTURE)

Sunday Session 2:

10:35am-11:50am EST
9:35am-10:50am CST
7:35am – 8:50am PST

Learn fun, new ideas on how to build intensity and develop quality movements in both your Pilates and traditional strength classes. The Pilates Magic Circle is a great tool to make movements more challenging, but most importantly create body awareness to maximize effectiveness of each exercise.  Discuss muscular interconnection and how using the Magic Circle can assist activation of deep muscles your clients didn’t know they had.  Review a variety of unique exercises and fresh techniques to create a memorable and “magical” experience with each class.

Think outside the box and FIRE up your kickboxing repertoire with boxFIRE! This action-packed session combines Taekwondo and Kickboxing modalities for full body sculpting! Learn unique movement series and progressions to improve strength, muscle tone, coordination and endurance.

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.

Leave excuses at the door and get ready to be pushed past your limits! Combine high energy and bodyweight movements for the perfect blend of power, cardio and strength conditioning. Learn modifications for all fitness levels and leave begging for more!

Harness the power of the pool! In this session, learn how to effectively implement aquatic training principles, cycles of strength, endurance and high-speed training into your aquatic programming. Discuss movement patterns and progressions to maximize power development and improve activities of daily living performance. Experience aqua power like never before!

Two of the most authentic and natural forms of human movement are walking and running.  Exploring running techniques in the water not only mimics and creates an adaptation for better land movement, but also challenges us to become more efficient and mindful of our form, muscle activation, and breathing without excessive wear on our joints!

There’s a lot of misinformation out there about supplements. In today’s lecture, a leading physician breaks down the science and shares which supplements your clients need and which to avoid. We’ll also look at how age and exercise goals influence supplement choice. (LECTURE)

Probiotics, prebiotics, gluten sensitivities, discoveries about saturated fat and all the other nutrition news are woven into one easy to understand lecture. Which topics in today’s news are worth the time and effort to research and which are just hype? More people are going gluten free and ingesting probiotic and prebiotic supplements. What does the newest research on saturated fats reveal? You will leave this lecture armed with all the information to make an educated choice for yourself.

Join Dr. Brookbush and learn about the “Top 10” tips for every professional looking to take the next steps towards building a business. This lecture will focus on how to grow from nothing, day to day tasks, ownership, and beyond. Bring your questions and discuss ways to develop ideas to start you on your way of constructing your business plans. (LECTURE)

As the world around us evolves and changes, we must adapt and look for opportunities to thrive with our business approach and models. Being a relevant and integral part of our member’s lives will distinguish the winners from the losers. Be a part of a discussion about the macro trends occurring world-wide, the challenges facing our industry in the near term and an exploration of how our present actions can play a significant role in our success not only today, but tomorrow. (LECTURE)

Sunday Session 3:

12:10pm-1:25pm EST
11:10am-12:25pm CST
9:10am-10:25am PST

Increasing functionality is just one of the benefits of offering small group options for the aging client. Discuss not only the science, but the need for socialization, camaraderie, and accountability when training the group. Study how introducing positive competition and even dance movement will enhance results, and address retention. Experience and practice specific joint action to get you started creating your new branded option.

An explosive workout that incorporates the lower body, upper body, and core through HIIT and strength training.  It’s functional training at its best – move through all the planes, feel all the feels as you connect mind to body to really bring that feel good love to your body!

Losing weight and toning up” are popular goals for working out. But, what is the best way to achieve this outcome? Is it doing “fat burning” cardio? Is it using “light weights for high reps?” Is it metabolic conditioning? Learn the science of how to use strength training to design programs that produce the results people want.

Most strength training classes have so many props and toys. This is a total body conditioning class using few props while creating incredible results. This class will teach new instructors a strong coaching baseline in how to coach a great strength class, complete with progressions for every fitness level. 

This workshop will review the basic considerations for using Aqua Dumbbells safely and effectively for a full body workout. Participants will learn the benefits and challenges for using one vs. two dumbbells along with various ways to position them allowing for breaks on the upper body (hands, wrists, shoulders). Participants will also have the opportunity to develop some simple combinations to teach to their classes.

Come experience Tabata in the water. This exciting exercise strategy is sweeping the country and includes alternating bouts of short intense anaerobic exercise with less intense recovery periods. Experience this exhilarating workout in the comfortable environment of the pool. Use this program as cross-training for athletic land-based performance or as a buoyant alternative to land Tabata training.

Come together to explore controversial research, ask questions, and discover cutting edge options in food and nutrition. Hear from these nutrition experts on how and why they choose to eat the way they do. Leave “feeling full” of ways to make smarter choices when it comes to fueling your body. (LECTURE)

Is weight loss more difficult than it needs to be? Are there factors we overlook that contribute to weight loss struggles? What if 10 streamlined steps could relieve you from frustrating, wasted effort and endless trial and error? Learn what works and how from a registered dietitian.

Let’s FACE It Together™  Facial exercise and rehabilitation is designed to strengthen facial and neck muscles, increase oral/motor skills, facial expression, prolong the onset of disease and reduce signs of aging. This workshop will focus on the benefits of LFIT for special populations such as: Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, MS, stroke, paralysis, Bell’s Palsy and more.  Marketing tips also included! (LECTURE)

The need to increase revenue outside of club membership has become increasingly important.  Your programming can help raise revenue, increase referrals and raise retention.  Although we may have great ideas for programs, we don’t always execute the launch properly thus never reaching their full potential. The key component in effective programming is a strategic launch.  Discover the key elements in planning a successful launch to your club programs. (LECTURE)

Sunday Session 4:

2:25pm-3:40pm EST
1:25pm-2:40pm CST
11:25am-12:40pm PST

Stop wasting your time working your butt everyday and getting nowhere. Learn how to put science, the proper lifts, and the benefit of progressive overload on your side.This class is part lecture, part hands-on coaching, and part workout. You’ll leave feeling confident in your ability to have and give the best backside.

Whether a personal quest or way to engage the fastest growing segment of the population, this workout presents effective and manageable training techniques for the 50+ population. Led by an icon in the fitness industry, Sara takes you through this Group Strength Class using simple exercises and portable equipment for a total body workout. Strength, endurance, flexibility and balance are the lenses we use when analyzing our programming. It’s not about how long or hard you train, it’s about exercising smart for longevity and vitality.

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 maximal training effect. Discover ways to effectively work these necessary rides into your training protocols. Time to Rock Steady.

Enjoy six different segments of core training exercises for water exercise. Experience this on deck training course focused on working the abs, the back, obliques, hips and shoulders. Basically, anything core goes! Focusing on a senior market demands special emphasis on posture and alignment. Enjoy this session with one of the top aquatic presenters in the world!

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. Participating 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.

An increasingly common trend in current diets is Intermittent Fasting (IF). Many claims have been made about this as a dietary choice, ranging from fat loss and increased energy, all the way to combating cancer and diabetes while increasing longevity. If these prove to be true, Intermittent Fasting is potentially a powerful dietary intervention and should be considered. Join Sam for his insights on this promising development in dietary science. (LECTURE)                                                                                                                                                            

We all train utilizing core exercises, but do you have a sense of understanding regarding hip stability, the three layers of trunk musculature and respective functions? How about training specific to exercise progressions and balance to avoid low-back injury? Fabio provides answers to these questions and more.

Small Group Training is growing rapidly and for good reason.  From a client’s standpoint it is fun, interactive, results driven and cost effective.  From a personal trainer’s standpoint, it is a great way to leverage time, increase income and ultimately help more people.  In this interactive session, learn how to create, market, sell and execute dynamic small group training that keeps clients coming back for more.  Explore tangible tips and tools that can be easily implemented for massive impact on your small group training.        (LECTURE)

Stuck in a rut? Unsure how to grow and expand your online presence during this new stage of business? This workshop can help you hone and own your niche and get invaluable tips and insights to help you better position yourself and your brand online. (LECTURE)

Sunday Session 5:

4:00pm-5:15pm EST
3:00pm-4:15pm CST
1:00pm-2:15pm PST

High Intensity Interval Training is all the rage in various training circles. Excessive high intensity training comes at a cost to long term health & repetitive stimulus becomes less effective. That’s where Metabolic Flexibility comes in, a training approach that promotes Variable Metabolic Conditioning to enhance our ability to switch efficiently between different energy systems to meet the demands of tasks in life and sport.

Is it possible to blend the ages of Millennials through Baby Boomers in your classes? YES, it can be done! Bridge the generational gap with effective and functional ways you can successfully have classes for ALL Fitness Ages and Levels.

Soul Clap Fitness brings 60s, 70s and 80s Soul music to the dance floor while strengthening the Mind, Body and Soul with fundamental dance cardio movement. Test your rhythm without the music by adding elements of body percussion like stomps, claps and polyrhythms. This session is guaranteed to add some flavor  to your fitness!

Two of the most important qualities of workout music are tempo and rhythm response. In this session learn to utilise the benefits of popular music and simple choreography to create fun, challenging workouts that inspire, entertain and motivate clients of all ages and abilities. (LECTURE)

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 a flood of new ideas to make a splash Monday morning!

Fitness professionals like to treat obesity with exercise and diet and we all know, ultimately, that is the solution. Yet, we fail a majority of our clients by ONLY addressing this rather than the root cause: The cause behind the need for exercise and diet. (LECTURE)

We often look for the best values in food, which aren’t necessarily the best for our health. Learn about the 12 toxic chemicals being pumped into popular foods and the strange genetically modified organisms that are produced for our ingestion. We will review the research on how these substances affect our bodies.

The landscape of the health and fitness industry has changed forever. There is now a greater need for solid online life coaches to lift us from this pandemic. Every trainer and teacher can be a top life coach with the right education, a solid structure and a talent for leadership. Join this session and learn about this amazing opportunity to increase both your impact and your income! (LECTURE)

Tired of staring at your phone trying to figure out what to post, getting stressed out, frustrated, and giving up? Learn to create engaging content and systems for automation and management. Leave with the knowledge to effectively manage your social media and free up time to spend on other aspects of your business. (LECTURE)