EMPOWER! Fusion 2017

March 2, 2017 - March 5, 2017

THE WESTIN CHICAGO O'HARE

6100 North River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018
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847-698-6000

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EMPOWER! is 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.

Returning this year by popular demand we have Dr. Robert Holden who is a British psychologist, author, and broadcaster, who works in the field of positive psychology and well-being, and is considered "Britain's foremost expert on happiness".

 

Other featured presenters include: 

SGT Ken, Mindy Mylrea, Dr Len Kravitz, Petra Kolber, Skip Jennings, Gregg Cook, Amy Dixon, Terry Shorter, Tina Shorter, and Nnanna

Earn 21 continuing education credit hours for the full main event!!!

Each daily session earns .15 ACE/1.5 AFFA!!!

Produced by Kimberly Spreen-Glick and Rob Glick

Registration Hours: Thursday 7am-1pm, Friday 7am-5pm, Saturday 6:45am - 4pm, Sunday 7am - 1pm

Expo Hours: Thursday 4p-7p, Friday 9a-6p, Saturday 11a-6p, Sunday 9a-12:30p

 

Event Information

Thursday March 2, 2017

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

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

    Get trained to teach Spartan Race’s revolutionary new group fitness class. Gain a deeper understanding of the core principles of Spartan training, and how they inspire anyone to to move out of their comfort zone and overcome obstacles -- on the race course, and in everyday life. Learn how to teach the five phases of Spartan Strong that put this class on the cutting edge of programming. 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! The first 10 individuals to sign-up get a free entry for a 2018 Spartan Race (Open Heats only, subject to availability. Recipient must pay $14 insurance fee).

  • 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Pilates Matwork Essentials 0.4 ACE, 4 LT
    Amy Nestor
    Group Fitness
     

    Pilates Matwork Essentials 0.4 ACE, 4 LT with Amy Nestor

    Learn the essential matwork principles of Pilates along with proper breathing techniques. Break down what muscles the true “core” encompasses along with joint actions and proper stabilization techniques for each. Explore 15 key, universal Pilates mat exercises with proper alignment and breathing techniques. Discover postural variations to utilize and engage the powerhouse through muscle balancing. Practical applications will be offered for each exercise with progressions and modifications to ensure success for every one of your students.

  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
     

    with

  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
     

    with

  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Boot Camp Instructor Course and Mentoring Program with SGT Ken®, $229, .8 ACE, 8.0 AFAA, 8 NASM, 8LT
    SGT Ken Weichert
    Prsnl Trng & Grp Fitness
     

    Boot Camp Instructor Course and Mentoring Program with SGT Ken®, $229, .8 ACE, 8.0 AFAA, 8 NASM, 8LT with SGT Ken Weichert

    This course utilizes highly effective physical and resiliency training techniques practiced by military forces. Participants will be immersed in proper form and safety, planning and executing foundational fitness programs for outdoor and indoor environments, cadence calls, circuit training, obstacle courses, fitness games and tests, partner-assisted exercises, individual tracking techniques, and program implementation. One participant said, “I just got a crushing shot of Boot Camp adrenaline! This instructor program ROCKS! HOOAH!” $209 early bird discount, .08 ACE, 8 AFAA, 8 NAFC, 8 NASM, 8 LT

  • 8:00 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 am - 12:00 pm
    Anthony Chavez
     

    with Anthony Chavez

  • 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Schwinn® Indoor Cycling Instructor Training Course $199, .9 ACE, 8 AFAA, .8 NASM, 9 LT
    Amy Dixon
    Indoor Cycling
     

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

    Get certified in the industry’s most up to date, respected and progressive indoor cycling instructor training course. In one power-packed day, you’ll get the tools you need to become a successful and sought-after instructor on any brand of bike. This critically acclaimed certification is based on the Schwinn® Cycling Coach’s Pyramid™, a specialized system that makes teaching simple, an incredible experience for students and worth repeating. You will learn bike fit, cycling science, class design, music, communication skills, motivation techniques and leave with: • Power Music® Schwinn® Cycling Signature Music • Eight complete class design plans • A comprehensive manual and Certificate of Completion

  • 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
    One Day to Wellness $229, 0.9 ACE, 9.0 AFAA, .8 NASM, 9.0 SCW CECs, 8 LT $199 Early Bird Discount
    Group Fitness
     

    One Day to Wellness $229, 0.9 ACE, 9.0 AFAA, .8 NASM, 9.0 SCW CECs, 8 LT $199 Early Bird Discount with

    This comprehensive one-day training delivers the latest in evidence-based behavioral change and dietary research, eating strategies for sustained success, mindful and productive goal setting, and movement that matters. Whether you are a fitness professional, a fitness consumer, or someone who has been afraid and uncertain about how to get healthier, One Day to Wellness is for you. When the day is over, you will have all the tools you need to generate change. To live longer. To live BETTER.

  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Haley Stone
     

    with Haley Stone

  • 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Zumba® Basic Instructor Training Level 1 $225, $250 one week prior, 0.7 ACE, 8 AFAA, 8 SCW, 8 LT
    Kelly Bullard
    Group Fitness
     

    Zumba® Basic Instructor Training Level 1 $225, $250 one week prior, 0.7 ACE, 8 AFAA, 8 SCW, 8 LT with Kelly Bullard

    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.

  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Laurie Streff
     

    with Laurie Streff

  • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    “BarreLess” Mind Body Sculpt & Flow Intensives 0.4 ACE, 4 LT $89 for 1; $149 for both intensives
    Amy Nestor
    Group Fitness
     

    “BarreLess” Mind Body Sculpt & Flow Intensives 0.4 ACE, 4 LT $89 for 1; $149 for both intensives with Amy Nestor

    Experience a full body fusion of dynamic muscle strength, endurance, and balance training without a barre. Energize your group fitness classes with a unique blend of choreography inspired by ballet, Pilates, Yoga, and muscular endurance training set to upbeat music. Going “BarreLess” forces the body to fully engage and stabilize the core while learning balancing techniques. The intensive includes masterclass, class design, and breathing techniques for each discipline. Practical applications will be offered ensuring each of your members achieve success!

  • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Tory Schaefer
     

    with Tory Schaefer

Friday March 3, 2017

  • 8:00 am - 9:30 am
    SGT Ken Weichert
     

    with SGT Ken Weichert

  • 8:00 am - 9:30 am
     

    with

  • 8:00 am - 9:30 am
    Laurie Streff
     

    with Laurie Streff

  • 8:00 am - 9:30 am
     

    with

  • 8:00 am - 9:30 am
     

    with

  • 8:00 am - 9:30 am
    Jenn Hogg
     

    with Jenn Hogg

  • 8:00 am - 9:30 am
     

    with

  • 8:00 am - 9:30 am
    Anthony Chavez
     

    with Anthony Chavez

  • 8:00 am - 9:30 am
    Terry and Tina Shorter
     

    with Terry and Tina Shorter

  • 8:00 am - 9:30 am
    Heather Winia
     

    with Heather Winia

  • 8:00 am - 9:30 am
     

    with

  • 8:00 am - 9:30 am
     

    with

  • 8:00 am - 9:30 am
     

    with

  • 9:45 am - 11:15 am
     

    with

  • 9:45 am - 11:15 am
    Josh Crosby
     

    with Josh Crosby

  • 9:45 am - 11:15 am
    Petra Kolber
     

    with Petra Kolber

  • 9:45 am - 11:15 am
    Strike! Kickboxing
    Kimberly Spreen - Glick
    Group Fitness
     

    Strike! Kickboxing with Kimberly Spreen - Glick

    This intense, kickboxing-inspired workout is back with new ideas and combinations! Learn how to challenge yourself in new ways with this full-body interval routine that incorporates traditional kickboxing combinations(using optional weighted gloves), controlled weight-bearing movements and athletic drills. This is NOT your typical kickboxing class!

  • 9:45 am - 11:15 am
    Kaycee Dunfield
     

    with Kaycee Dunfield and

  • 9:45 am - 11:15 am
     

    with

  • 9:45 am - 11:15 am
     

    with

  • 9:45 am - 11:15 am
    Zumba! Let it MOVE YOU!
    Kelly Bullard
    Dance
     

    Zumba! Let it MOVE YOU! with Kelly Bullard

    Dozens of exhilarating rhythms, one amazing 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

  • 9:45 am - 11:15 am
    Alicia Brust
     

    with Alicia Brust

  • 9:45 am - 11:15 am
    Cliff Edberg
     

    with Cliff Edberg

  • 9:45 am - 11:15 am
    Mo Hagen
     

    with Mo Hagen

  • 9:45 am - 11:15 am
     

    with

  • 9:45 am - 11:15 am
     

    with

  • 11:45 am - 1:15 pm
    Tory Schaefer
     

    with Tory Schaefer

  • 11:45 am - 1:15 pm
    Amy Dixon
    Josh Crosby, & Jeffrey Scott
     

    with Amy Dixon and Josh Crosby, & Jeffrey Scott

  • 11:45 am - 1:15 pm
    Holly Krohn
     

    with Holly Krohn

  • 11:45 am - 1:15 pm
     

    with

  • 11:45 am - 1:15 pm
     

    with

  • 11:45 am - 1:15 pm
    Heather Winia
     

    with Heather Winia

  • 11:45 am - 1:15 pm
     

    with

  • 11:45 am - 1:15 pm
    Warrior Sculpt
    Katie Haggerty
    Group Fitness & Yoga
     

    Warrior Sculpt with Katie Haggerty

    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.

  • 11:45 am - 1:15 pm
     

    with

  • 11:45 am - 1:15 pm
     

    with

  • 11:45 am - 1:15 pm
    Haley Stone
     

    with Haley Stone

  • 11:45 am - 1:15 pm
    SGT Ken Weichert
     

    with SGT Ken Weichert

  • 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    BOGAFiT LVL 1 Certification $269, .7 ACE, 6 AFAA, .6 NASM, 7 LT
    Group Fitness
     

    BOGAFiT LVL 1 Certification $269, .7 ACE, 6 AFAA, .6 NASM, 7 LT with

    Single-day workshop that provides participants with the fundamental tools to teach BOGAFiT classes. Under the guidance of a BOGAFiT Master Instructor, students will learn the basics- getting to know the BOGA FiTMAT, how to set up their classes, core BOGAFiT moves and how to teach a 30 minute BOGAFiT class by days end in a safe environment. Students will leave with first-hand experience and knowledge they will need to successfully teach a class on their own.

  • 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Greg Sims
     

    with Greg Sims

  • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
     

    with

  • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
     

    with

  • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Kaycee Dunfield
     

    with Kaycee Dunfield and

  • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
     

    with

  • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
     

    with

  • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Laurie Streff
     

    with Laurie Streff

  • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Kimberly Spreen - Glick
     

    with Kimberly Spreen - Glick

  • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Petra Kolber
     

    with Petra Kolber

  • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Corey Grenz
     

    with Corey Grenz

  • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Mo Hagen
     

    with Mo Hagen

  • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Aimee Nicotera
    Alex Isaly
     

    with Aimee Nicotera and Alex Isaly

  • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
     

    with

  • 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm
    Amy Dixon
     

    with Amy Dixon

  • 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm
    Abrea Wooten
     

    with Abrea Wooten

  • 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm
     

    with

  • 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm
     

    with

  • 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm
     

    with

  • 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm
    Clay Grant
     

    with Clay Grant

  • 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm
    Cliff Edberg
     

    with Cliff Edberg

  • 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm
    Jesse Breslerman
     

    with Jesse Breslerman

  • 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm
    Holly Krohn
     

    with Holly Krohn

  • 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm
    Terry and Tina Shorter
     

    with Terry and Tina Shorter

  • 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm
    LifeBarre, $69, 0.3 ACE, 3 LT
    Katie Haggerty
    Group Fitness
     

    LifeBarre, $69, 0.3 ACE, 3 LT with Katie Haggerty

    LifeBarre is the ultimate barre body challenge without the barre! Come experience a fun, invigorating, athletic-based class that focuses on conditioning and toning the entire body! Designed for fitness enthusiasts, this Signature Life Time workout blends classical ballet exercises, Pilates and traditional conditioning movements designed to develop muscular endurance, dynamic balance, flexibility and of course core strength. No dance experience necessary!

  • 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Haley Stone
     

    with Haley Stone

  • 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
     

    with

  • 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Anthony Chavez
     

    with Anthony Chavez

  • 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Brian Drummond
     

    with Brian Drummond

  • 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
     

    with

  • 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Bruce Mylrea
     

    with Bruce Mylrea

  • 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Elliot Rios
     

    with Elliot Rios

Saturday March 4, 2017

  • 7:30 am - 9:00 am
     

    with

  • 7:30 am - 9:00 am
    Laurie Streff
     

    with Laurie Streff

  • 7:30 am - 9:00 am
     

    with

  • 7:30 am - 9:00 am
     

    with

  • 7:30 am - 9:00 am
    Jenn Hogg, & Josh Crosby
     

    with Jenn Hogg, & Josh Crosby

  • 7:30 am - 9:00 am
     

    with

  • 7:30 am - 9:00 am
    Jesse Breslerman
     

    with Jesse Breslerman

  • 7:30 am - 9:00 am
    Petra Kolber
     

    with Petra Kolber

  • 7:30 am - 9:00 am
     

    with

  • 7:30 am - 9:00 am
     

    with

  • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    Beatdown! – MMA-Inspired Cardio Kickboxing
    Abrea Wooten
    Group Fitness
     

    Beatdown! – MMA-Inspired Cardio Kickboxing with Abrea Wooten

    Traditional Cardio Kickboxing gets a dose of attitude and adrenaline as it’s infused with moves from Mixed Martial Arts fighting in this masterclass and combo-breakdown workshop.

  • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
     

    with

  • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    Len Kravitz
     

    with Len Kravitz

  • 11:30 am - 5:30 pm
    BOGAFiT LVL 1 Certification $269, .7 ACE, 6 AFAA, .6 NASM, 7 LT
    Group Fitness
     

    BOGAFiT LVL 1 Certification $269, .7 ACE, 6 AFAA, .6 NASM, 7 LT with

    Single-day workshop that provides participants with the fundamental tools to teach BOGAFiT classes. Under the guidance of a BOGAFiT Master Instructor, students will learn the basics- getting to know the BOGA FiTMAT, how to set up their classes, core BOGAFiT moves and how to teach a 30 minute BOGAFiT class by days end in a safe environment. Students will leave with first-hand experience and knowledge they will need to successfully teach a class on their own.

  • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
     

    with

  • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    Clay Grant
     

    with Clay Grant

  • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
     

    with

  • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    Kaycee Dunfield
     

    with Kaycee Dunfield and

  • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
     

    with

  • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    Jenn Hogg
     

    with Jenn Hogg

  • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    SGT Ken Weichert
     

    with SGT Ken Weichert

  • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    Jules Fultz
     

    with Jules Fultz

  • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    Kimberly Spreen - Glick
     

    with Kimberly Spreen - Glick

  • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Josh Crosby
     

    with Josh Crosby

  • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Dr. Robert Holden
     

    with Dr. Robert Holden

  • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
     

    with

  • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
     

    with

  • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    PiYo® LIVE
    Bridget Frederick
    Group Fitness
     

    PiYo® LIVE with Bridget Frederick

    Sweat, stretch, and strengthen—all in one workout! PiYo LIVE combines the muscle-sculpting benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility advantages of yoga. Using just your own body weight, you’ll perform a series of high-intensity, low-impact moves that will work every single muscle for a long, lean, and incredibly defined physique. No weights. No jumps. Just hardcore results. Ready to flex your teaching muscles? Spread the strength and teach PiYo LIVE!

  • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Haley Stone
     

    with Haley Stone

  • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
     

    with

  • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Petra Kolber
     

    with Petra Kolber

  • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    STRONG by Zumba™, $250, $275 one week prior, 0.8 ACE, 8.0 AFAA
    Kelly Bullard
    Group Fitness
     

    STRONG by Zumba™, $250, $275 one week prior, 0.8 ACE, 8.0 AFAA with Kelly Bullard

    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.

  • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    SGT Ken Weichert
     

    with SGT Ken Weichert

  • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
     

    with

  • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Mo Hagen
     

    with Mo Hagen

  • 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Heather Winia
     

    with Heather Winia

  • 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
     

    with

  • 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
     

    with

  • 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Jenn Hogg
     

    with Jenn Hogg

  • 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
     

    with

  • 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
     

    with

  • 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Anthony Chavez
     

    with Anthony Chavez

  • 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Tory Schaefer
     

    with Tory Schaefer

  • 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Katie Haggerty
     

    with Katie Haggerty

  • 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Len Kravitz
     

    with Len Kravitz

  • 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
     

    with

  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    POP Pilates® Master Class
    Group Fitness
     

    POP Pilates® Master Class with

    Join YouTube Sensation Cassey Ho aka Blogilates as she introduces her signature format POP Pilates® to Empower! POP Pilates® is an incredible fusion of ab-chiseling and total body defining moves choreographed to your favorite Pop hits. This intense, mat-based workout challenges students to rhythmically flow from one exercise to the next, developing a rock solid core while leaving no muscle untouched. POP Pilates® participants love that each class feels like a “dance on the mat." SAT 6:00pm-7:00pm

  • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
     

    with

Sunday March 5, 2017

  • 8:00 am - 9:30 am
     

    with

  • 8:00 am - 9:30 am
    Len Kravitz
     

    with Len Kravitz

  • 8:00 am - 9:30 am
    Petra Kolber
     

    with Petra Kolber

  • 8:00 am - 9:30 am
    Ginger Heisler
     

    with Ginger Heisler

  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
     

    with

  • 8:00 am - 9:30 am
     

    with

  • 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
     

    with

  • 8:00 am - 9:30 am
     

    with

  • 8:00 am - 9:30 am
    Greg Sims
     

    with Greg Sims

  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
     

    with

  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    PiYo® LIVE Instructor Training $249, .7 ACE , .7 NASM, 7 AFAA
    Bridget Frederick
    Group Fitness
     

    PiYo® LIVE Instructor Training $249, .7 ACE , .7 NASM, 7 AFAA with Bridget Frederick

    This workshop will give you a taste of why PiYo is the hottest workout in the industry today! Sweat, stretch, and strengthen—all in one workout! PiYo LIVE combines the muscle-sculpting benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility advantages of yoga. Using just your own body weight, you’ll perform a series of high-intensity, low-impact moves that will work every single muscle for a long, lean, and incredibly defined physique. No weights. No jumps. Just hardcore results. Also, with a 2015 infomercial release and great name recognition, your classes will be packed!

  • 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
     

    with

  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    R.I.P.P.E.D. Inst. Cert. $229 EB $279 Reg $309 Door .8 ACE .8 NASM 7.5 AFAA 8 LT
    Group Fitness
     

    R.I.P.P.E.D. Inst. Cert. $229 EB $279 Reg $309 Door .8 ACE .8 NASM 7.5 AFAA 8 LT with

    Become a R.I.P.P.E.D. certified instructor. This total body, high intensity style program, utilizing free weights, resistance and body weight, masterfully combines Resistance, Intervals, Power, Plyometrics and Endurance as the workout portion along with Diet suggestions to help your clients attain and maintain their physique in ways that are fun, safe, doable and extremely effective. The deliberate combination of the R.I.P.P.E.D. elements and how they are precisely organized in the R.I.P.P.E.D. class format provide the basis for the One Stop Body Shock System by stimulating different energy systems and muscles in each workout segment, changing the focus and activities every 6 to 9 minutes. Along with driving, motivating music, participants jam through R.I.P.P.E.D. with smiles, determination and strength. R.I.P.P.E.D. is effective and tough yet doable. $229 Early Bird, $279 after Early Bird Deadline, $309 Door.

  • 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
    POP Pilates® Instructor Training Course $299 ($254 Early Bird), 0.8 ACE, 8.0 AFAA, .8 NASM, 8 LT
    Jules Fultz
    Group Fitness
     

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

    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 - 5:00 pm
    Laurie Streff
     

    with Laurie Streff

  • 9:45 am - 11:15 am
    Katie Haggerty
     

    with Katie Haggerty

  • 9:45 am - 11:15 am
    Jenn Hogg
     

    with Jenn Hogg

  • 9:45 am - 11:15 am
     

    with

  • 9:45 am - 11:15 am
    Len Kravitz
     

    with Len Kravitz

  • 9:45 am - 11:15 am
     

    with

  • 9:45 am - 11:15 am
    Ginger Heisler
     

    with Ginger Heisler

  • 9:45 am - 11:15 am
    Create The Life You Want to Live
    Kimberly Spreen - Glick
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    Create The Life You Want to Live with Kimberly Spreen - Glick

    Have you ever found yourself going through the “right” motions in life yet wondering why things aren’t moving in the direction you had hoped? You know you have a purpose in this life. You can feel there is more than what you’ve experienced thus far yet there things in your life that are not fully as you want them to be and you don’t quite know what to do about it. It’s so true that life can be crazy, busy, challenging and even painful. In this lecture; however, we’ll discuss how you can create the life of your dreams through harnessing the power of your own beliefs and focus. You’ll discover that you have access to more happiness and inspiration than you ever thought was possible as you, the creator of your own experience, choose to live your life on purpose.

  • 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
     

    with

  • 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
     

    with

  • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Jenn Hogg
     

    with Jenn Hogg

  • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Len Kravitz
     

    with Len Kravitz

  • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Kaycee Dunfield
     

    with Kaycee Dunfield

  • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Corey Grenz
     

    with Corey Grenz

  • 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Greg Sims
     

    with Greg Sims

  • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Clay Grant
     

    with Clay Grant

  • 12:00 pm - 4:00 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

  • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    SGT Ken Weichert
     

    with SGT Ken Weichert

Presenters

Jenn Hogg, & Josh Crosby

Josh Crosby is a former professional ultra-endurance athlete, Ironman World Champion competitor and World Champion rower. Today, he uses his elite athletic pedigree to coach and inspire others as an international fitness presenter, program/product consultant, race director and co-creator of fitness programs Indo-Row and ShockWave. Crosby is an ACE certified personal trainer.............. Jenn Hogg became a certified instructor & trainer in 1991 while pursuing her Masters in Marketing at Northwestern University. More than 15 years later, she left the corporate grind to pursue what was clearly her lifelong passion - fitness. During her journey, she became a 5-time US Champion in Aerobic Gymnastics, a Master Trainer & Presenter, a Platinum Lululemon Ambassador and a driving force in the Chicago Fitness community. She believes that fitness is attainable for everyone - each road traveled is personal and unique - so find what moves you, energizes you, inspires you and enjoy the adventure.

 

Jesse Breslerman

Jesse sees Life and Yoga as one and the same: a practice of gratitude and intention. He is a 500hr eRYT and has studied, taught, and lived in yoga communities across North America for nearly 15 years. He believes that yoga is the pathway to a renewed sense of awe, adventure, and appreciation; to regaining control of our lives both on and away from the mat.

 

Alicia Brust

Alicia has been in the health and wellness industry for over 13 years. As a graduate of Arizona State University and a current Lululemon ambassador, her vision is to create community by sharing her passion for the yoga practice, helping others find the best version of themselves. She is known for her playful and energetic style.

 

Kelly Bullard

Kelly is an International fitness educator and a Zumba® Education Specialist (ZES) since 2009. She holds degrees in Exercise and Sports Science (Health and Physical Education) and a Master’s degree in Sport Administration. Her passion, enthusiasm, and experience is for fitness and dance for people of all ages. Kelly specializes in many of the Zumba Fitness programs and has presented in over 36 countries. She is in several Zumba Fitness DVD’s, including being featured in the Aqua Zumba Volume 6 DVD. Kelly holds a variety of certifications in many areas of fitness, and is a continuing education provider for AEA, AAAI/ISMA, AFAA & ACE.

 

Anthony Chavez

Anthony has been professionally speaking and teaching yoga since 2009. He has led numerous yoga teacher trainings and personal development retreats. Currently, Anthony is the National Director of Yoga Programming for LifePower Yoga. When he’s not teaching yoga or speaking you can find Anthony playing with his 2 year old son and newborn daughter, riding his road bike, or trying to find some new way to push the human body and mind beyond its limit that his wife would not approve of.

 

Josh Crosby

Josh Crosby is a former professional ultra-endurance athlete, Ironman World Champion competitor and World Champion rower. Today, he uses his elite athletic pedigree to coach and inspire others as an international fitness presenter, program/product consultant, race director and co-creator of fitness programs Indo-Row and ShockWave. Crosby is an ACE certified personal trainer.

 

Amy Dixon

Amy is one of the most dynamic fitness instructors and celebrity Master Trainers in the industry today. An award winning fitness presenter, Amy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in exercise physiology and is an AFAA certified group fitness instructor. She is the Senior Creative Manager of Group Fitness Programming for Equinox Fitness Clubs and a Master Trainer for Schwinn® Cycling, ShockWave and BOSU®. Amy was 2015 IDEA Instructor of the Year and the star and creator of many award winning fitness DVDs and online fitness programs.

 

Brian Drummond

Brian is a US Navy Veteran with over 20 years of leadership and coaching experience. While earning his degree in physics, he interned at NASA in Langley, VA and Jefferson Lab in Newport News, VA. After being struck by a drunk driver in 2009, Brian’s world was forever changed. The life he had “planned” was ruined due to the physical injuries; but, from the experience, he ultimately learned to turn his focus from training the brain to expanding the mind. Inspired by his sister, Kimberly Spreen-Glick, Brian began a soulful journey with incredible teachers like Dr Wayne Dyer, Marianne Williamson, Robert Holden, PhD and Louise Hay, to name a few. Brian currently dedicates the majority of his time serving as the CCO (Chief Compassion Officer) of Karma Warriors, a community and lifestyle brand that celebrates kindness and encourages the world to follow the simple philosophy, “Choose Love. Light up the World.”

 

Kaycee Dunfield

Kaycee is currently the National Brand Manager and Master Instructor Trainer for Life Time Fitness, the Healthy Way of Life Company, and is celebrating 25 years in the fitness industry. Her journey includes being a fitness instructor, Yoga/Pilates Instructor/trainer, Education Specialist, Program Director, Format Creator and National Fitness Presenter. Kaycee has been seen in many fitness videos and online video's and loves traveling the globe to share her passion. She has many fitness industry certifications including ACE, AFAA, NASM, Schwinn, 200 hr YTT, Stott Pilates and quite a variety of industry specialty certifications. Besides her love in working with instructors and mentors she has a deep passion for Motivational Speaking, Yoga and Dance.

 

Cliff Edberg

Cliff is the Program Manager of Personal Training at Life Time Fitness. As a certified personal trainer, registered dietitian, and competitive physique athlete, Cliff has spent the majority of his life helping trainers and clients in their pursuit of their ideal physique. His methodology combines an intricate understanding of human metabolism, with the science and art of Personal Training and Nutrition Coaching to aid the trainers of Life Time Fitness in creating incredible transformations for their clients. Cliff's passion is to help improve the nutrition and fitness industry by continuing to challenge the status quo and elevating the standard of Personal Training.

 

Bridget Frederick

Bridget has been a Beachbody Live international presenter since 2005 and is one of our Head Master Trainers. Her formats include Insanity, Turbo Kick, PiYo, CIZE and All Star Presenter Camp in WA state and surrounding areas. She has presented at SCW San Francisco, Beachbody Summit, CanFit Pro and has been featured in PiYo, Turbo Kick and Hip Hop Hustle Instructor Videos. Bridget was selected as 2010 Presenter of the Year and is Beachbody Live Hall of Famer. Her Passions are Fitness, Wakeboarding and Dance but Family always comes first.

 

Jules Fultz

Jules Fultz is the Program Director for POP Pilates and an International Master Trainer with decades of teaching experience under her microphone belt. She used her teaching experience to guide her in the role of group fitness manager for a large club chain developing programs and leading a team of fitness professionals in 3 major cities in Texas. With a background in instructor assessment, Jules is dedicated to developing instructors who are passionate about providing safe, fun, and effective classes. Follow her on social media: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/julesfultz Instagram: julesfultz

 

Clay Grant

Clay Grant is an International Fitness Professional with over 25 years of experience in the health and fitness industry. Clay is a Silver and Bronze Medalist in the US National Aerobic Championship National Finals. He has presented workshops, masterclasses, seminars and convention sessions in over 20 countries in Europe, South America, Central America, Asia, Australia and the Middle East. He is group fitness and personal training certified with AFAA, ACE, NASM and a NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist. In 2015, he was the recipient of the Best All Around Male Presenter for East Coast Alliance (ECA) International Fitness Convention. Clay believes that fitness and fun are not mutually exclusive. The blending of these two elements makes for unlimited possibilities for energy, creativity and motivation. Clay is a Master Trainer for Flexi-Sports, Body Bar, and freeFORM Board.

 

Corey Grenz

Corey Grenz is a Master Level Personal Trainer at Life Time Fitness. He’s been in the industry since 1994 and has worked numerous jobs within the health club setting. Regarding education he has a Masters Degree in Kinesiology, numerous certifications related to fitness and has received continuing education and mentorships from some of the best minds in the industry. Regarding his personal fitness Corey can relate to the average fitness enthusiast as has lost over 50 lbs of fat and has kept it off for 20 years. In addition he can relate to more advanced fitness enthusiasts as he has completed in over a half a dozen physique competitions. By combining education with experience, Corey helps fitness enthusiasts as well as fitness professionals navigate through the endless amount of information and gives them the direct knowledge and accountability needed so they succeed in a timely manner.

 

Mo Hagen

Maureen (Mo) Hagan is one of Canada’s Top 20 Most Influential Women in Sport and Physical Activity and the 2016 IHRSA Women Leader of the Year in memory of Julie Main, a global ambassador on the benefits of exercise and living well.  Mo is the Vice President of Program Innovation and Fitness Development at GoodLife Fitness and Canadian Fitness Professionals (canfitpro).  Mo, as she is known in the fitness industry, is an international award-winning fitness instructor and program director with more than 30 years of experience. Mo is also a licensed physiotherapist, a physical health educator and popular motivational speaker, published author and fitness columnist. 

 

Katie Haggerty

Katie Haggerty has become a popular member of the professional fitness industry through her unique brand and delivery. She is well known for her ability to create a balance of innovation, breakdown and functionality through a signature style of fun that creates an experience unlike any other. Katie is the Signature Program Manager and co-creator of Warrior Sculpt and LifeBarre, including developmental workshops, to grow the Life Time Fitness brand. She is a presenter at multiple national fitness conferences, specializing in yoga, dance, step and motivational speaking, and has been awarded the 2014 EMPOWER! Fitness Conference Female Presenter of the Year. Katie holds a BA in Kinesiology from the University of Minnesota and is ACE certified.

 

Ginger Heisler

Ginger is a Group Fitness leader with eighteen years experience managing, mentoring, instructing and training. Her certifications include AFAA, AEA, Zumba, Aqua Zumba, Schwinn Cycling, WERQ, TRX and most recently 200-Hour RYT with LifePower Yoga. She is excited to bring her love of Water Aerobics to EMPOWER!

 

Jenn Hogg

Jenn Hogg is a driving force in the Chicago Fitness Community - a 5-time US Champion in Aerobic Gymnastics, Master Trainer & Presenter, Platinum Lululemon Ambassador, Private Studio Owner and Group Fitness Education Manager for Lakeshore Sport & Fitness. She believes that fitness is attainable for everyone - each road traveled is personal and unique - so find what moves you, energizes you, inspires you and enjoy the adventure.

 

Dr. Robert Holden

Dr. Robert Holden Ph.D.’s innovative work on psychology and spirituality has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, a PBS show called Shift Happens!, and in two major BBC documentaries called The Happiness Formula and How to Be Happy, shown to over 30 million television viewers worldwide. Robert is the author of several bestselling books, including Happiness NOW!, Shift Happens!, Authentic Success (formerly titled Success Intelligence), Be Happy, Loveability, Holy Shift! 365 Daily Meditations from A Course in Miracles and Life Loves You, co-written with Louise Hay. Robert hosts a weekly show for Hay House Radio called Shift Happens! He contributes daily to his FB page at www.facebook.com/drrobertholden
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Alex Isaly

Alex has over 20 years of experience as a creator/lead trainer for several national fitness programs, endurance athlete, author, speaker, and nutritionist. His current projects include Life Time Signature Brand Lead for Kettlebell Kombine, Spartan Strong and WTRX. He is also the creator of KettleWorX® DVD workout series. Alex is 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.

 

Josh Crosby, & Jeffrey Scott

Jeffrey Scott Jeffrey is the Senior National Group Fitness Manager of Cycling for Equinox Fitness Clubs, an International Fitness Presenter, and the Lead Schwinn Cycling Master Trainer. With over 20 years of experience in the Health and Fitness industry Jeffrey has conducted instructor training workshops in over 15 countries around the world and is recognized as a top fitness educator, instructor and personal trainer who is known for his creative program development and motivational teaching. Josh Crosby Josh Crosby is a former professional ultra-endurance athlete, Ironman World Champion competitor and World Champion rower. Today, he uses his elite athletic pedigree to coach and inspire others as an international fitness presenter, program/product consultant, race director and co-creator of fitness programs Indo-Row and ShockWave. Crosby is an ACE certified personal trainer.

 

Petra Kolber

Petra Kolber is a happiness guide, inspirational speaker and movement motivator. Petra has spoken at TEDx and keynoted for major corporations. She has consulted for many companies including Reebok, Gatorade, California Walnuts and Health Magazine. Petra is the guest host for the online show Daily Burn 365 and as a two-time cancer survivor, she is passionate about teaching people how to love who they are and how to create a life rooted in gratitude and awe.
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Len Kravitz

Len Kravitz, PhD, CSCS is the program coordinator of exercise science and a researcher at the University of New Mexico where he received the Outstanding Teacher of the Year award. In addition to being a 2016 inductee into the National Fitness Hall of Fame, Dr. Kravitz was awarded the 2006 Fitness Educator of the Year by the American Council on Exercise, and has received the prestigious Canadian Fitness Professional Lifetime Achievement Award. 
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Holly Krohn

Holly Krohn is a Master Instructor and Signature Format Lead with Life Time Fitness in Austin, Texas. A National Fitness Presenter , CEC Provider and Motivational Speaker, Holly enjoys facilitating workshops, certification trainings and developing instructors across the country. A Subject Matter Expert for the American Council on Exercise, she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Exercise Science from Youngstown State University in Ohio. She also holds certifications from ACE and AFAA in Group Fitness, NASM in Personal Training.

 

Bruce Mylrea

Bruce has a BA in Economics and is AFPA certified Holistic Nutritional Councilor as well as certified by ECornell in Plant Based Nutrition. Bruce's passion and focus is reviewing and presenting the latest unbiased nutritional research. Bruce and his wife, MIndy, are partners in the fitness and wellness industry Bruce and Mindy co-created One Day To Wellness.

 

Amy Nestor

Amy Nestor is the EMPOWER! Education Partner Manager and multi-certified personal trainer with 25 years of experience working as a Group Fitness, Yoga, and Pilates instructor. Her experience in the industry includes IDEA and AFAA presenter, educator, writer, and program developer for several fitness companies. Amy’s holds a BA degree and her writing has been published in IDEA Fitness Journal and American Fitness Magazines. Some of the programs Amy designed, wrote, and/or collaborated on over the years include: AFAA Beyond Mat Science, PiYo, 24 Hour Fitness Instructor Training Course. Certifications include: ACE PT, AFAA – PT, GF, Kickboxing, Step, YogaFIT, Physical Mind Institute.

 

Aimee Nicotera

Aimee Nicotera has been involved in the health and fitness industry for 20 years, as a group fitness instructor, personal trainer, health educator and fitness director. Aimee holds a BS degree in Nutrition Science and a MS degree in Health Education, as well as numerous fitness certifications, including those through ACSM, ACE, and AFAA. In addition to having served as a Group Fitness Manager for Equinox Fitness Clubs and Fitness Director for Canyon Ranch in Lenox, MA, Aimee is the creator of the two fitness DVD series, Take 20!® and 2X2 Conditioning®.

 

Elliot Rios

Born and raised in Chicago, IL, Elliott grew up being extremely skinny and bullied from grammar school to college. He was then inspired by the health & fitness industry, which changed his life and became his passion. Elliott has been a Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer for over 8 years. Even though he never took a dance lesson, Elliott learned on his own and became a dancer. Now he uses it to bring people together in combination with fitness through a group fitness program he calls BMP (Body Movement Project). Elliott strongly believes in continuing education and educating others, because that's simply what he loves to do!

 

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.

 

Terry and Tina Shorter

Husband and wife team and proud parents, Terry and Tina Shorter, were brought together by their shared passion for music and movement. Well equipped with well over 30 years of combined fitness experience, this power couple works with the nation's premier gyms and fitness studios as the founders of R.I.P.P.E.D.-The One Stop Body Shock® health & lifestyle program. The Shorter’s newest endeavor with CBS Interactive program, “Trainerpass®”, features hundreds of workouts and is offering via website access and on iOS and Android Apps around the globe.
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Greg Sims

Greg Sims is a native of Raleigh, NC and holds a Business Finance degree and is Co-Owner of IFTA. He has presented all over the U.S. and abroad providing fitness education seminars and choreography workshops. Greg started in the fitness industry over 20 years ago as a fitness model and star of workout videos.
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Kimberly Spreen - Glick

Kimberly is the Sr. Program Director and Producer of EMPOWER!. She is the 2015 IDEA Program Director of the Year, founder Karma Warriors, co-creator of 5 Star Development Training and star of several exercise videos. Known for her passion, enthusiasm and humor, Kimberly travels the world as a Presenter, Motivational Speaker and Continuing Education Provider. Kimberly’s philosophy: Our true wealth is in the good we do in this world.
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Haley Stone

Haley Stone is the Founder of the WERQ Fitness brand. With a background in hip hop, sports, group fitness, and personal training, Stone exudes positive power and passion to create an energetic buzz in her fitness classes. Her career in fitness began in 2004 as a Group Fitness Instructor at the University of Missouri, where she attended college. Upon moving to Chicago, Haley took on leadership roles in boutique and large gyms, managing over 140 group fitness classes per week. After an influx of followers on her YouTube dance fitness channel, Haley launched WERQ in 2011. Stone, along with WERQ, has been featured in IDEA Fitness Journal, Health Magazine, SELF Magazine, and InStyle Magazine. Currently, Haley works as the CEO of WERQ Fitness in Chicago where she lives with her husband and two girls.
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Laurie Streff

Laurie Streff is a movement educator and teacher trainer passionate about inspiring people to prioritize self-care. Through exploratory movement and restorative techniques, she is especially excited to share the principles of therapeutic mobility and myofascial release. Laurie is a proud ambassador of Yoga Tune Up® and The Roll Model Method®.

 

SGT Ken Weichert

Ken Weichert (aka SGT Ken®) is an award-winning international speaker, six-time US Army Soldier of the Year, Master Fitness Trainer, Master Resilience Trainer, Counterintelligence Agent and highly decorated combat veteran. Ken’s mission is to help people turn stress into strength and obstacles into opportunities through fitness, resilience, and leadership training.
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Heather Winia

Heather Winia is bringing you dance fitness experiences and health education that will benefit more than just your body! She is a Master Trainer and Educator for The World GROOVE Movement, owner and creative director of Positive Vibes and is a featured facilitator on the BODY GROOVE Fit and Strong DVD’s series. She brings with her 25 years of education and experience in the health and fitness industry and 10 years of presenting holistic health workshops at fitness conferences and wellness retreats. She aims to INSPIRE the WORLD to DANCE, LIVE truthfully and authentically while spreading POSITIVE VIBES in all she does!

 

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.

 

Pricing/Registration

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION – open!

 

Full Conference – Reg-$279  Early Bird-$249  Onsite-$299

Friday Only – Reg-$189   Early Bird-$159  Onsite-$$199

Saturday Only – Reg-$189   Early Bird-$159  Onsite-$199

Sunday Only – Reg-$149    Early Bird-$119  Onsite-$159

 

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Early bird registration ends 2/10/17

Travel Information

The Westin O'Hare

6100 North River Road. Rosemont, IL 60018, United States Phone: (1)(847) 698-6000 

The Westin has agreed to extend a special event room rate($115/night) to EMPOWER! participants until 3/29/2018

 

AIRPORT

Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)

Frequently Asked Questions

GENERAL 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.

 

REGISTRATION

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

empowerfitnessevents.com 

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.

 

AT THE EVENT

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.

 

CECs

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.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

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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