October 19, 2017 - October 22, 2017

Life Time Fitness Parker

9250 Crown Crest Blvd. Parker, CO 80138
(720) 842 0800

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A Weekend Fitness Celebration, power packed with the industry's top presenters delivering amazing fitness workshops, lectures and master classes packed with fun, movement and education.

Please Note: 0.8 ACE is max total for cycle intensives at this time (so if attend 2 or 3 cycle intensives, 0.8 is max amount awarded for ACE). 


Event Information

Thursday October 19, 2017

  • 8:30 am - 11:30 am
    TCX, $69, 0.3 ACE
    Emily Booth
    Group Fitness

    TCX, $69, 0.3 ACE with Emily Booth

    Combine full-body resistance training with continuous cardio and you get TCX. We use a variety of equipment and cycle activity with built-in recovery for extra efficiency.

  • 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Barbell Strength, $69, 0.3 ACE
    Emily Booth
    Group Fitness

    Barbell Strength, $69, 0.3 ACE with Emily Booth

    Raise the bar in this strength training class designed for all fitness levels. We use Iron Grip Strength Equipment as the primary tool to improve muscular strength and endurance.

  • 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Zone Training, $69, 0.3 ACE
    Emily Booth
    Group Fitness

    Zone Training, $69, 0.3 ACE with Emily Booth


Friday October 20, 2017

  • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    PWR Cycle Intensive, $89, 0.4 ACE, 4 LT
    Emily Booth
    Indoor Cycling

    PWR Cycle Intensive, $89, 0.4 ACE, 4 LT with Emily Booth

    Train like a machine. Whether it’s off-season or event focused, you’ll gain powerful metrics with the latest technology to optimize your workout and conquer the road. Knowledge, that’s power.

  • 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Strike!, $69, 0.3 ACE
    Abrea Wooten
    Group Fitness

    Strike!, $69, 0.3 ACE with Abrea Wooten

    Challenge yourself with this intense, full-body interval class that blends traditional kickboxing combos with optional weighted gloves, controlled movements and athletic drills.

  • 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Warrior Sculpt, $69, 0.3 ACE
    Abrea Wooten
    Group Fitness & Yoga

    Warrior Sculpt, $69, 0.3 ACE with Abrea Wooten

    Show up ready to sweat and move during this yoga, traditional strength and athletic cardio combo in a heated room. All you'll need is a yoga mat and a desire to let stress pour off of you.

  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Zumba® Let it MOVE YOU! (Master Class) No CECs
    Barbara Klontz

    Zumba® Let it MOVE YOU! (Master Class) No CECs with Barbara Klontz

    Dozens of exhilarating rhythms, one amazing experience! Experience a high energy Zumba workout with choreography that will take you on a journey of the exotic sounds from African, French Reggaeton, cutting edge hip hop, and sexy Latin rhythms. Learn new choreography techniques to a non-stop, get-down-and-dance, calorie burning, high-energy workout! Feeling the music and getting fit never felt so good! Take your body, mind and soul on a full blown fitness journey.

  • 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    AMP Cycle Intensive, $89, 0.4 ACE, 4 LT
    Emily Booth
    Indoor Cycling

    AMP Cycle Intensive, $89, 0.4 ACE, 4 LT with Emily Booth

    Get addicted to this pulse-pounding party on a bike. Experience energizing, calorie-burning cardio with the hottest club music. Ride the rhythm and feel the beat in this sweaty celebration. Warning: Flashing lights may be used in this class (where applicable). It is recommended that you consult your doctor if you have been diagnosed with a photosensitivity disorder or are concerned about flashing lights triggering seizures.

  • 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
    PulsePointe Party At The barre (Master Class) – No CECs
    Lisa Reynolds
    Group Fitness

    PulsePointe Party At The barre (Master Class) – No CECs with Lisa Reynolds

    PulsePointe barre is an innovative and challenging barre experience that seamlessly weaves together traditional muscle-sculpting barre choreography with exhilarating cardio segments to define and challenge the body in a whole new way. PulsePointe takes barre to the next level by matching each segment with upbeat music to motivate and energize your class. This master class will take traditional barre choreography up a notch to spice up your classes and challenge your students in new ways. Turn your class into a power packed cardiovascular and strength extravaganza that students will love!

Saturday October 21, 2017

  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Zumba® Basic Instructor Training Level 1 $235, .7 ACE, 8 AFAA, 8 SCW, 8 LT
    Barbara Klontz
    Group Fitness

    Zumba® Basic Instructor Training Level 1 $235, .7 ACE, 8 AFAA, 8 SCW, 8 LT with Barbara Klontz

    This training is the first step to becoming a Zumba® instructor as it teaches you the foundation and formula to teach a Zumba® class. You will learn the steps to four basic rhythms (merengue, salsa, cumbia, reggaeton). You'll learn how to put these steps together into a song, and how to create your first Zumba class. $225 early bird price. PROMO CODE: EMPOWER25 for $25 off. Included: 1 Review DVD, 1 Mash-Up DVD, 1 Mash-Up CD, Rush DVD, 1 Electronic Instructor Manual and Certificate of Completion.

  • 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Yoga Intensive: ROOT, $89, 0.4 ACE
    Tory Schaefer

    Yoga Intensive: ROOT, $89, 0.4 ACE with Tory Schaefer

    Begin. Learn to teach every student to begin. Whether that’s beginning to understand sensation in the moment, finding breath, understanding the reactions of one’s mind. This functional/sensational based class challenges everyone to slow down, root into themselves for stronger living.

  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    PulsePointe barre Primary Instructor Certification, $225 (EB-$199) .8 ACE, 8 AFAA, .8 NASM, 8 LT
    Lisa Reynolds

    PulsePointe barre Primary Instructor Certification, $225 (EB-$199) .8 ACE, 8 AFAA, .8 NASM, 8 LT with Lisa Reynolds

    PulsePointe barre is an innovative and challenging barre experience that seamlessly weaves together traditional muscle-sculpting barre choreography with exhilarating cardio segments. This "Party at the Barre" takes things to the next level by matching each segment with upbeat music! Instructors will master proper form and technique, strategies to instruct a class of multiple fitness levels, how to choreograph fun and effective barre classes, and teach to music! Participants receive an instructor manual, choreography snapshots, and PulsePointe blueprints, with no licensing fees.

  • 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Spartan Strong Group Ex Instructor Training $250, .7 ACE, 7 AFAA, .7 NASM
    Alex Isaly
    Group Fitness

    Spartan Strong Group Ex Instructor Training $250, .7 ACE, 7 AFAA, .7 NASM with Alex Isaly

    The first 10 individuals to sign-up get a free* entry for a 2017 Reebok Spartan Race: Get trained to teach Spartan Race’s new-to-the-world group fitness class. Learn the core principles of Spartan training, and how they inspire anyone to overcome obstacles -- on the race course, and in everyday life. Gain a deeper understanding of how Spartan tenets motivate class participants to move out of their comfort zone, work together and push limits. Prepare yourself to master this uniquely Spartan, inclusive hour-long group fitness experience. Be one of the first fitness professionals to experience this ground breaking training! *Open Heats only, subject to availability. Recipient must pay $14 insurance fee.

  • 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Music Mixology $89 - 0.3 ACE
    Abrea Wooten
    Group Fitness

    Music Mixology $89 - 0.3 ACE with Abrea Wooten

    Discover your inner DJ in this 4 hour workshop. We will uncover many online resources to help you find the best music mixes and remixes, discuss many beneficial apps and tools, work through popular platforms such as iTunes and Spotify, and introduce you to MIXMEISTER – a computer program that helps you create and tweak your music to fit the needs of your classes. What do I need to bring? • A working and up to date laptop (MAC or PC) with wifi capabilities (tablets don’t work!) • Headphones Prerequisite • The week of the training - Download a free 15-day trial of Mixmeister • Express: http://www.mixmeister.com/download-mmexp7.php • Create a free Soundcloud account: www.soundcloud.com

  • 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Schwinn® Indoor Cycling Instructor Training Course $199, .9 ACE, 8 AFAA, .8 NASM, 9 LT
    Keli Roberts
    Indoor Cycling

    Schwinn® Indoor Cycling Instructor Training Course $199, .9 ACE, 8 AFAA, .8 NASM, 9 LT with Keli Roberts

    Get certified with the industry’s most respected and progressive indoor cycling instructor training course. Experience the Schwinn Cycling Coach’s Pyramid, a specialized system that makes teaching simple for you and an incredible experience for your students. Learn bike fit, cycling science, class design, music, communication and motivation skill and more. Leave with the tools to become a successful and sought-after instructor and take home: • A comprehensive manual and Certificate • Eight complete class designs • Power Music® Schwinn Cycling Signature Music

  • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Yoga Intensive: BE, $89, 0.4 ACE
    Tory Schaefer

    Yoga Intensive: BE, $89, 0.4 ACE with Tory Schaefer

    Develop a conscious, calm mind through meditation with a focus on breathing. Learn the purpose of meditation and the benefits that it can bring to your students.

Sunday October 22, 2017

  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    POP Pilates® Instructor Training Course $299 ($254 Early Bird), 0.8 ACE, 8.0 AFAA, .8 NASM, 8 LT
    Carrie Gerdes
    Group Fitness

    POP Pilates® Instructor Training Course $299 ($254 Early Bird), 0.8 ACE, 8.0 AFAA, .8 NASM, 8 LT with Carrie Gerdes

    The POP Pilates® Instructor Training Course will offer you the practical application skills and foundation from which to offer safe, fun and effective, class experiences to groups of all levels. Instructors will leave with a solid understanding as to why branded POP Pilates® choreography and the S.H.I.N.E. Method & P.O.P. Cues used to coach students create dynamic experiences in this group exercise fusion class. * Note a video evaluation is required for certification as well as membership in the POP Pilates Portal*

  • 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    EDG Cycle Intensive, $89, 0.4 ACE, 4 LT
    Emily Booth
    Indoor Cycling

    EDG Cycle Intensive, $89, 0.4 ACE, 4 LT with Emily Booth

    EDG Cycle is a music pumping, results-driven ride that inspires individuals to push their limits. In this intensive, we will explore how to bring riders to their "EDG" using a dynamic and intentional class flow that features the perfect balance of music, measurement, and authentic coaching.

  • 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
    BollyX® Instructor Certification Training, $199, 0.8 ACE, 7 AFAA, 0.7 NASM, 8 LT
    Meredith Higgins
    Group Fitness

    BollyX® Instructor Certification Training, $199, 0.8 ACE, 7 AFAA, 0.7 NASM, 8 LT with Meredith Higgins

    The BollyX® instructor certification training is a 9-hour day including S. Asian dance technique, safety/physiology and alignment, pre-cueing technique, and much more! This is the high impact HIIT-based format (different from our LIT offering). No prior experience with South Asian dance is required. Our community is incredibly diverse and many of our most successful BollyX® instructors are those experiencing Bollywood for the first time! We have created a powerful training program that will give you all the education and support you need.

  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Life Time Group Fitness Instructor Training $189, 0.8 ACE, 8 LT
    Abrea Wooten
    Group Fitness

    Life Time Group Fitness Instructor Training $189, 0.8 ACE, 8 LT with Abrea Wooten

    Were you certified at one time but let it lapse? Have you had some group fitness instructor experience but never earned your certification? Perhaps you're looking to add an additional certification to your resume'. Or maybe you've just thought to yourself, “I wonder if I could teach a group fitness class?” During this one-day certification, we will review and apply both the basics of the SCIENCE as well as the ART that you need to know in order to succeed as a group fitness instructor. So, whether you’re looking for an introduction to see if teaching group fitness is for you or want to refresh your existing skills, this training is for you!

  • 8:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    STRONG by Zumba™, $250, $225 EB, 8 AFAA, .8 ACE
    Abraham Hernandez
    Group Fitness

    STRONG by Zumba™, $250, $225 EB, 8 AFAA, .8 ACE with Abraham Hernandez

    STRONG revolutionizes Zumba® workouts as you know them, melding upbeat rhythms with powerful cardio and strength-conditioning moves to fire your fitness potential. Think progressive resistance and overload, plyometrics, core, and functional training using only your own body weight, all rolled into one dynamic, results-driven class guaranteed to challenge your entire body. Relying on proven HIIT methods, but with a Zumba twist, we call our program HITTZ – High Intensity Tempo Training – Zumba style! The strength of the beat challenges you to find power, strength, speed, stamina, and mobility. Optimize your workout and make every minute count as you push beyond your limits. Join the party and get fit. Sponsored by ZUMBA®FITNESS.


Emily Booth

Emily Booth is the National Indoor Cycle Program Manager at Life Time Fitness where she is thrilled to fuse her passion for cycling, group fitness, music, and performance together by providing education, inspiration and support for Indoor Cycling instructors across the country. With a degree in Vocal Performance and Theater, her mission is to make exercise as entertaining as it is effective-putting the "fun" back in "function". As a self-described "Endurance Junkie", when she is not in the studio you can find her on the trails training and racing in ultra distance running events like the Life Time Leadville Trail 100.


Carrie Gerdes

Carrie Gerdes is a Master Trainer for POP Pilates with over 7 years of varied teaching experience from Zumba to Bodypump. She has used her extensive dance background as well as her 10 years of classroom teaching to expand her classes, connect with her class members, and encourage all her participants to flourish and grow within their own fitness journeys. Carrie is truly passionate about helping cultivate instructors who are enthusiastic about delivering POP classes that are fun and exciting while being safe and successful at the same time! Follow Carrie on social media : Facebook - Carrie Campbell Gerdes Instagram - gerdescarrie


Abraham Hernandez

Abraham Hernandez was born and raised in Mexico and has lived in the US since 2010. He has been a Zumba Education Specialist since 2006 and has been in the fitness industry for more than 11 years as a gym owner and a manager and fitness instructor. He is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, AFAA Certified Group Exercise Instructor and AEA Certified Aquatic Professional.


Meredith Higgins

Meredith Higgins was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. Yeehaw! She danced competitively in jazz, tap, ballet, and modern/lyrical solos and company pieces for 14 years with Kitty Carter Dance Factory. She won awards such as Teen Dancer of the Year from New York City Dance Alliance and West Coast Dance Explosion. After graduating Indiana University with a Bachelor's in Voice Performance and Music Education, she spent 3 years abroad teaching music, choreographing musicals, and received her Actor’s Equity Association card. She began teaching BollyX® in New York City through Plus One, quickly became a national trainer and currently is the National Community Manager for BollyX® in the NYC headquarter office!


Alex Isaly

Alex has 20+ years experience as a creator/lead trainer for several national fitness programs, elite athlete, author, speaker, and nutritionist. His current projects include creator of KettleWorX® DVD workout series, Signature Brand Ambassador for LifeTime Fitness, Spartan Strong™, a member of IDEA’s Advisory Board and VIP founding member for Men's Health Fitness Council. Media appearances include Radius on NBC Sports Network, The TODAY Show, Discovery Channel, Hallmark, The Talk, Jimmy Kimmel Live, CNN, Men's Health, SHAPE, and OXYGEN Magazine.


Barbara Klontz

Barbara Klontz is a ZES (Zumba® Education Specialist living in the Chicago and travels extensively to train new Zumba® Instructors. She has been a group fitness instructor and personal trainer since 1992 and was thrilled to make Zumba® a part of her life.


Lisa Reynolds

Lisa Reynolds is a Master Trainer for PulsePointe Barre and an enthusiastic group fitness instructor in Dallas, Texas. She received her undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies at Texas A&M where she taught a variety of formats.. Lisa is a passionate about motivating others to achieve their fullest potential and providing quality continuing education opportunities for fitness professionals across the country. Lisa is a 200hr Registered Yoga Teacher through the Yoga Alliance, and holds additional certifications through AFAA, YogaFit, and CorePower Yoga.


Keli Roberts

Keli Roberts is the recipient of the 2003 IDEA International Fitness Instructor of the Year award, 2003 OBOW ECA award for Best Use of Equipment, 2005 for Best Female Presenter and 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award and in 2007 Keli was inducted into the National Fitness Hall of Fame. As an ACE Master Trainer, SCW Faculty and Continuing Education Provider, Keli known for her acclaimed workshops worldwide. Her award winning DVDs demonstrate her exceptional teaching skills. Keli is ACSM HFS certified and holds certifications through AFAA, ACE Group Fitness, ACE Gold Personal Trainer and Level 1 Precision Nutrition. Additionally Keli is a BOSU Developmental Team Member and a Schwinn Master Trainer.
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Tory Schaefer

Dedicated to the pursuit of education and helping people to develop a better quality of life for themselves, Tory discovered that his love for expression and theatrics could be utilized to create classes that support the awakening of self connection and empowerment for any individual open to the experience. Sit taller, Smile bigger and LOVE louder, Today is the Day. Tory is the National Director of Operations for LifePower Yoga and you can find him leading teacher trainings around North America – or on the Book of Face at ToryLand Yoga.


Abrea Wooten

Abrea has over 15 years of teaching experience in the Fitness industry. Certified through ACE and AFAA, she has served as a Personal Trainer, Metabolic Technician, Group Fitness Manager, and Fitness Presenter / Educator. Her passion lies in coaching and developing new and seasoned Instructors, Endurance multi-sports and training, and creating a love of fitness in her participants through her edgy, yet authentic, style and sense of humor.



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Frequently Asked Questions


Q: What is Empower?

A: EMPOWER! Fitness Events are designed especially for fitness professionals as well as fitness enthusiasts. Through these regional weekend events, we, alongside the community and a team of world-renowned fitness presenters, celebrate fitness, continuing education, motivation and the desire for an overall healthy way of life for all.

The events are produced by Global Fitness Solutions, LLC and hosted in partnership with Life Time Fitness, the premier Healthy Way of Life company, in the United States.

Whether you are a fitness professional in need of your CECs or an enthusiast who simply wants to exercise with the best fitness presenters in the world, EMPOWER! is exactly where you need to be!

Q: Who should attend?

A: Anyone who has an interest in fitness and a healthy way of life!

Fitness Professionals! If you are a Personal Trainer or Group Fitness Instructor, come to learn and grow as you earn your much-needed continuing education credits (CECs) from some of the most highly regarded presenters in the industry.

Fitness Enthusiasts! Come enjoy huge, high-energy classes led by the best teachers in the fitness industry and around the world as you support your community and celebrate a healthy way of life with friends and like-minded enthusiasts.

Q: Why is Thursday considered a "special event" day?

A: Thursday, September 22 and Friday, September 23 are considered Pre-Conference event days.  When you register for the EMPOWER! conference weekend, Thursday and the morning/day is not included in the weekend event package (Fri-Sun).  If you are interested in participating in an intensive or certification on Thursday or Friday, you will need to seperately register for each individual class.



Q: How do I register?

A: You can register by mail, fax, or online. For more information about how to register for the EMPOWER! Fusion event you can call 

1855 BE EMPOWERED 1 855 233 6769


Q: How does course selection work?

A: For EMPOWER! upon registration you will be able to select your sessions. We limit the number of registrations to ensure as many attendees as possible receive all their first choice selections at the event and can easily make changes throughout the weekend at will.



Q: When can I check in?

A: You can check in at the event registration desk starting each day at the following times:

Q: What will I receive at check in?

A: You will receive your check-in packet containing a schedule, wristband or ticket, and a goody bag.

Q: What should I bring?

A: Bring a photo i.d., your registration confirmation letter, exercise apparel, a water bottle, and money for lunch and shopping at the expo.

Q: How do I get a receipt?

A:  If you register online, you can print a copy of your receipt at the time of registration. If you mail or fax your registration, you can pick up a copy of your receipt at the event.



Q: What are CECs?

A: CEC stands for Continuing Education Credit (also referred to as CEU or Continuing Education Unit). You receive CECs by attending fitness-related educational workshops. Typically, certification organizations require that instructors earn a certain number of CECs to maintain and renew their certificates. Check with your certifying organization regarding specific requirements.

Q: How many CECs will I get for each class?

A: Each workshop equals .1/1.0 to .2/2.0 CECs from ACE, NASM, AFAA, AEA, AAAI/ISMA and NETA.

Q: How do I get my CECs for attending this event?

A: You can pick up your certificate at the event.



Q: Who do I contact if I have a question?

A: Global Fitness Solutions
     11 Woodswallow Lane
     Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
     P 1-855 - 233-6769      F (949) 786 2977


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