Pre/Post-Conference Trainings & Certifications
Thursday, April 25
8:00am - 4:30pm
Scoliosis, Stenosis & Osteoporosis: The Best Assessments, Corrective Exercise & Training Strategies / Dr. Evan Osar
Do you work with older clients that experience issues such as scoliosis, stenosis, and/or osteoporosis? Have you found it difficult to find information appropriate to training older clients with these conditions? In this interactive training, learn about common back and spine issues affecting older individuals including scoliosis, spinal stenosis, and osteoporosis. Discover how to easily assess and identify common contributors to your older client’s tightness, discomfort, and loss of performance. Discover the principles of the Integrative Movement System Corrective Exercise Strategy™ and how these principles – alignment, breathing and control – are instrumental in helping address your older client’s posture and movement habits.
You will leave this one-day workshop with the ability to develop the safest and most effective training programs for individuals experiencing scoliosis, spinal stenosis, and osteoporosis and progress them towards accomplishing their functional goals.
8:00am - 4:30pm
Stroops® Foundational Training / Carolyn Erickson
This in-depth, eight-hour course provides information and tools that are essential to anyone training with resistance bands, ropes, and other tools of the trade. The curriculum incorporates a variety of Stroops equipment including Slastix® bands that clarify and teach the concepts and principles of resistance training. Explore partner training ideas and learn how to design effective programs for your clients with a fresh perspective. Leave with a dynamic set of tools for your training toolbox. If you are ready to explore innovative movement potential and take your training to the next level, join this course and see why Stroops established the philosophy of “Training at the Speed of Life”™.
8:00am - 6:00pm
MASHUP® Instructor Certification / Jacquese Silvas
VIIT is the New HIIT!
MASHUP® is the first established Variable-Intensity Interval Training (VIIT) group fitness program on the market, offering Mind/Body, Agility & Strength, and High-Intensity Intervals specifically designed for all fitness levels in every workout. The approach to progressions is unlike anything else in the fitness industry and the VIIT set-up is unique, providing a seamless structure that enables all participants to maximize their potential. Learn the program’s research-based VIIT formulas, all group fitness fundamentals, safety cueing, music coaching commands, and how to integrate the holistic coaching component within each workout. This instructor certification will enable you to implement MASHUP® in any facility.
Certification includes a reference manual with sample exercises and workouts, visual whiteboards, custom playlists, health and fitness education resources, and Connect eligibility. A basic group fitness/personal training certification or related degree is required.
8:00am - 6:00pm
ZUMBA® Basic 1 Instructor Certification / Kelly Bullard
This full-day training is the foundation of Zumba® and provides you with the fundamentals and steps to the four basic Zumba® rhythms (Merengue, Salsa, Cumbia, and Reggaeton). Using the Zumba® formula, learn how to identify different parts of a song and apply the basic steps to build an effective Zumba class. Practice live with a Zumba Education Specialist to gain confidence to teach sooner. Receive your license to begin teaching Zumba® classes immediately. Get access to even more tools to help you start teaching faster and changing lives sooner, plus get the opportunity to receive monthly choreography and music + ongoing support.
The Zumba Basic 1 Instructor Certification includes the electronic instructor manuel, Certificate of Completion, and online video access to review basic steps.
8:00am - 6:00pm
Freedom Barre® Instructor Certification / Amanda Strand
Presented by Freedom Group Exercise (FGE) co-founder Amanda Strand, get certified in this wildly popular, great-for-everyone barre format that’s taking over the East Coast and now the West! Driven by a mix of pop, hip hop, jazz, Motown and classical music, Freedom Barre® was created in response to demand in the barre marketplace for a pre-choreographed, fun and funky, ballet-aesthetic toning and flexibility workout. The certification presents three of the four modules from the industry-changing Freedom Barre Instructor Program. Module 1 covers "Choreography", Module 2 is "Technique & Timing", and Module 4 reviews the "Ballet Aesthetic". Participants will also learn key principles in classical ballet form, class structure, communication and coaching skills, the three levels of intensity, and much more. Participants are also invited to attend Amanda Strand’s “Three Ball Equation” session (Module #3 of the FGE Certification) during the conference (Saturday 4/27 10:30am - 12pm) at no additional cost andwill receive the full 14 CECs available. Participants can then submit their video to become a fully certified Freedom Barre® instructor. Come be a part of the barre format that’s sweeping the country and the world!
9:00am - 5:00pm
Open the Door to Tai Chi: Instructor Certification / Dianne Bailey
This full-day instructor certification will begin with instruction on each of the individual movements in the Yang Style 24 short form, including the martial arts application of each movement. The flow of the Yang style 24 short form will be the next focus, putting all the individual movements into the correct sequence and understanding the transition. The training will then explore the following principles of Tai Chi, how to incorporate them into the form, and how to teach each principle: Columns, Rotation, Balance, Rooted and Grounded, Ball of Energy, Relaxation and Connectedness, and Breathing. The training will conclude with discussion and guidance on how to organize classes, use class plans, and incorporate Tai Chi into your current offerings.
This workshop is a comprehensive adjunct to the online program which must be completed in order to receive certification as a Tai Chi instructor. Participants will receive access to the online certification prior to the workshop and are encouraged to complete the first five modules before attending the 4/25 session.
8:00am - 1:30pm
The Ageless Body: Functional Mobility & Flexibility / Leslee Bender
With millions of active aging individuals, you need to know how to train with no pain! Your clients want to stay ageless and this session will explore science-based, mindful movement and motivational techniques that are proven to work! Join international speaker Leslee Bender to receive the tools and information to improve joint mobility and stability for any and all clients. This session bridges the gap between therapy and fitness, exploring many possibilities that keep clients young and active.
Walk away with a better understanding of training the fascial lines and their relationship to the planes of motion and gravity. Learn to utilize ways that improve the integrity of movement, joint stability, and mobility. Determine how postural issues affect movement quality and how to give specific exercises that will enable clients to move more efficiently. The "I Am Ageless Now" book and training manual are included in registration.
2:00pm - 6:00pm
Cardio Combos + Added Resistance (AQUA) / Ashley Bishop
Take the mystery out of aquatic choreography and gain a better understanding of AddOn, Pyramid & Pure Repetition choreography styles. These cardio combos are an effective way to add diversity, intensity, and FUN to your aqua classes! No equipment, no worries! These cardio combos provide an effective full-body workout without the use of aquatic equipment.
Then we'll take it to the next level! Combine the fun and excitement of cardio combos with the added resistance of foam equipment. Learn easy to teach and effective choreography while using foam hand bars, all to the beat of motivating music.
Sunday, April 28
8:00am - 6:00pm
STRONG by Zumba® Instructor Training / Kelly Bullard
STRONG by Zumba® combines high intensity interval training (HIIT) with the science of Synced Music Motivation for a group fitness experience like no other. During this intensive one-day training, you’ll learn the science behind high intensity cardio and bodyweight training, as well as how to combine moves and patterns with perfectly synced music. You'll also learn all about the program’s unique progression system used to increase intensity. Additionally, the training will touch on topics such as physiology, bio-mechanics, movement fundamentals, and injury prevention. Registration includes electronic instructor training manual, training recap video – delivered digitally, STRONG by Zumba My First Class™ – 60 minutes of music and moves delivered digitally, e-learning course with the foundational fitness moves and science behind the program, and Certificate of Completion.