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
    Aimee Nicotera
    Alex Isaly
    Group Fitness
     

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

    The first 10 individuals to sign-up for this class get a free* entry for a 2017 Reebok Spartan Race. > > > > >* Open Heats only, subject to availability. Recipient must pay $14 insurance fee. > > > > > 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!

  • 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
    PulsePointe barre Primary Instructor Certification, $225 (EB-$199) .8 ACE, 8 AFAA, .8 NASM, 8 LT
    Lauren George
    Barre
     

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

    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 - 5:00 pm
    HKC Instructor Certification, $229, 0.8 ACE, 0.8 NASM, 8.0 LT
    Andrea Du Cane
    Personal Training
     

    HKC Instructor Certification, $229, 0.8 ACE, 0.8 NASM, 8.0 LT with Andrea Du Cane

    Master the essentials of kettlebell lifting by learning the principles of Hardstyle training. As a top fitness professional, NOT having this training method in your toolbox could be seriously holding you back from getting fast, impressive results for yourself and your clients. At this 8-hour instructor course, you will learn the most effective, safe, and efficient ways to use, teach and coach the basic kettlebell lifts starting with the Swing, Get-Up, and Goblet Squat.

  • 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 Certification $189 8 LT, 8 AFAA
    Donna Thomas
    Abrea Wooten
    Group Fitness
     

    Life Time Group Fitness Instructor Certification $189 8 LT, 8 AFAA with Donna Thomas and 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
    Impactful Yoga Assists
    Anthony Chavez
    Group Fitness
     

    Impactful Yoga Assists with Anthony Chavez

    It’s all about making authentic connections with your students, which can be done with both a hands-on and hands-off approach. In this intensive, you’ll learn how to engage with your students like never before in many ways. And, you’ll understand how, why and when to use the power of human touch during your classes to ensure your students feel encouraged and supported.

  • 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Schwinn® Indoor Cycling Instructor Training Course $199, 1.2 ACE, 8 AFAA, .8 NASM, 9 LT
    Jeffrey Scott
    Amy Dixon
    Indoor Cycling
     

    Schwinn® Indoor Cycling Instructor Training Course $199, 1.2 ACE, 8 AFAA, .8 NASM, 9 LT with Jeffrey Scott and Amy Dixon

    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

  • 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
    Mindy Mylrea
    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 Mindy Mylrea

    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
    WERQ Dance Fit Pro Certification $249 early bird $199, 0.8 ACE, 7.0 AFAA, 0.7 NASM
    Haley Stone
    Group Fitness
     

    WERQ Dance Fit Pro Certification $249 early bird $199, 0.8 ACE, 7.0 AFAA, 0.7 NASM with Haley Stone

    The WERQ Dance Fitness Pro Certification prepares you to teach safe and effective WERQ Dance Fitness classes. WERQ® is the wildy addictive cardio dance class based on pop and hip hop music. There are over 450 prechoreographed routines in the online WERQ library. Instructors choose the routines to make unique playlists. All participants will experience a live WERQ Master Class and practice The 3Q1 Method of cueing WERQ classes. At the end of the training, each participant completes a 50-question multiple choice exam to access the WERQforce online choreo library and leave with a license to WERQ. Get ready to WERQ!

  • 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Zumba® Basic Instructor Training Level 1 $235, .7 ACE, 8 AFAA 8 LT
    Kelly Bullard
    Group Fitness
     

    Zumba® Basic Instructor Training Level 1 $235, .7 ACE, 8 AFAA 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
    The Roll Model® Method - The Science of Rolling $249, 0.7 ACE, 0.7 NASM, 7 ACSM, 8 LT
    Laurie Streff
    Yoga
     

    The Roll Model® Method - The Science of Rolling $249, 0.7 ACE, 0.7 NASM, 7 ACSM, 8 LT with Laurie Streff

    Put the power of self-myofascial release into your own hands! This training empowers you to personally adopt and teach simple, highly effective self-care regimens for pain-relief and improved performance using the Roll Model® Therapy Balls. Experience and learn 6 proven sequences that affect profound change in the rotator cuff, upper back, neck, jaw, hip, lower back, IT band and feet which you can bring back to your classrooms, clients and patients.

  • 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
    Mindful Meditation Techniques $89 for 1; $149 for both intensives
    Tory Schaefer
    Group Fitness
     

    Mindful Meditation Techniques $89 for 1; $149 for both intensives with Tory Schaefer

    Work, Traffic, Money, Relationships – if any of these words caused a reactionary response then this intensive is for you! So many of us live our lives but aren’t really alive. Take time to learn how to show up and truly be present in your life. We’ll be working through a variety of different meditation techniques to give you the tools to create - and help others create - happiness, success, peace and love in your life.

Friday March 3, 2017

  • 8:00 am - 9:30 am
    STROOPS Unleash the BEAST®: Beast Rope Training Made Easy
    SGT Ken Weichert
    Personal Training
     

    STROOPS Unleash the BEAST®: Beast Rope Training Made Easy with SGT Ken Weichert

    STROOPS Unleash the BEAST with SGT Ken® is a completely new stretch to battle rope training. Complete with 20 different safe and effective partner-assisted fitness drills using the Beast Battle Rope, this program will have you pulling for power like never before! If you love battle ropes and resistance bands, come experience both in one amazing product. Time to unleash the BEAST! Rated for all levels.

  • 8:00 am - 9:30 am
    The State of the Fitness Studio Industry: Trends, Research, and Future Initiatives
    Josh Leve
    Personal Training
     

    The State of the Fitness Studio Industry: Trends, Research, and Future Initiatives with Josh Leve

    The Trends, Research, and Future Initiatives That Will Dramatically Impact the Fitness World Better understand the trends that demand your attention in the fitness studio world. Find out why personalization is the key to success, and learn insights into what's working and what's not. Better understand the strategies being used to gain a competitive advantage and gain clarity as to why the studio market has exploded and where it's going next.

  • 8:00 am - 9:30 am
    Fortify Your Foundation a Yoga Tune Up® workshop.
    Laurie Streff
    Group Fitness
     

    Fortify Your Foundation a Yoga Tune Up® workshop. with Laurie Streff

    for Feet, Ankle and Knee myofascial recovery and mobility. Roll away fascial restrictions and rehydrate stiff muscles to diminish lower body issues that stop you in your tracks. Experience greater range of motion in your feet, ankles and knees through unique and effective soft tissue recovery and corrective exercise techniques that fortify balance, enhance agility, and create whole body integration from the ground up. Squat deeper, stand taller, jump higher, and feel better in your entire body by nourishing your foundation. This workshop is suitable for all levels and will utilize Roll Model® therapy balls for myofascial restoration which will be provided for participants.

  • 8:00 am - 9:30 am
    LTS™: Off the wall BARRE with LeBARRE Reloaded™
    Kathleen Farrell
    Group Fitness
     

    LTS™: Off the wall BARRE with LeBARRE Reloaded™ with Kathleen Farrell

    Looking to add bodacious ballet workouts to your program, but don't have a studio full of mounted bars? No wall, no problem! LeBarre Reloaded™ is the perfect portable solution to teaching ballet inspired strength classes anywhere with the amazingly versatile EQualizer®. This dynamic, full body workout will leave you feeling longer, leaner, and empowered! Each sequence flows gracefully from one exercise to the next, offering varying intensity levels to accommodate the newbie to the classically trained dancer. Let's get Reloaded!

  • 8:00 am - 9:30 am
    FUN with Kettlebell Ballistics – Using a variety of Kettlebell exercises achieve the Ultimate HIIT
    Andrea Du Cane
    Group Fitness
     

    FUN with Kettlebell Ballistics – Using a variety of Kettlebell exercises achieve the Ultimate HIIT with Andrea Du Cane

    There is no tool that embodies High Intensity Interval Training like kettlebells. And there is NO tool that offers the enormous variety of cardio-conditioning exercises. We will start with basics of Hardstyle kettlebell swings and learn first hand WHY this type of swing builds strength and athletic conditioning. Learn other kettlebell exercises, such as Figure 8’s, that keep the heart rate up and the blood pumping. You will learn how to keep it simple, sinister and FUN - to get results for yourself and your clients, through simple programming concepts.

  • 8:00 am - 9:30 am
    Schwinn® Cycling: How to WOW! – Class Design Re-Defined
    Jeffrey Scott
    Jenn Hogg
    Group Fitness
     

    Schwinn® Cycling: How to WOW! – Class Design Re-Defined with Jeffrey Scott and Jenn Hogg

    Learn the secret to creating buzz in the locker room and a wait list for your class! You’ll discover how to build class designs that WOW your participants by integrating the latest cycling protocols through Schwinn’s proven system. Get ready to have your mind blown.

  • 8:00 am - 9:30 am
    Tabata Boot Camp
    Mindy Mylrea
    Group Fitness
     

    Tabata Boot Camp with Mindy Mylrea

    For years, we've been focusing on calories burned during exercise, but new research reveals that we should focus on what happens AFTER exercise is over. Tabata Bootcamp workouts are short in duration and designed to boost post exercise caloric burn so your metabolism keeps burning more calories long after the exercise is over. Tabata Bootcamp™ offers the newest and most unique approach to hit the fitness world with incredible results!

  • 8:00 am - 9:30 am
    HIIT YOGA
    Anthony Chavez
    Yoga
     

    HIIT YOGA with Anthony Chavez

    High intensity interval training meets yoga. The dichotomy of these practices will leave you breathless, stronger, more open and with a greater peace of mind than when you arrived.

  • 8:00 am - 9:30 am
    R.I.P.P.E.D.- The One Stop Body Shock®
    Terry and Tina Shorter
    Group Fitness
     

    R.I.P.P.E.D.- The One Stop Body Shock® with Terry and Tina Shorter

    “R.I.P.P.E.D.- The One Stop Body Shock®” fitness system is a total body workout that puts the FUN in FUNctional athletic based training. The formulaic combination of Resistance, Interval, Power, Plyometrics, Endurance, and Diet requires the body to respond to the constantly changing format within the session, offers ultimate results in minimal time, and with an evident emphasis on music, participants of all levels burn, build, and bulletproof their bodies with smiles and determination.

  • 8:00 am - 9:30 am
    SHUT UP and DANCE! - THEGROOVE™ Experience
    Heather Winia
    Dance
     

    SHUT UP and DANCE! - THEGROOVE™ Experience with Heather Winia

    THEGROOVE™ is a naturally intelligent GROUP DANCE experience that feeds much more than numbers and measurements; it feeds our mind, body, heart and soul! Stop asking what it is and step onto this DANCEfloor for a dynamically interactive, deliciously creative, hot and sweaty GROOVE experience. Together as fitness professionals we will UNITE in purposefully simple movements or rhythms done the way that works best for you…NO FOLLOW THE LEADER. Adjust the intensity level, higher or lower, to fit your own needs. Simplify your life and teaching while offering your students the benefit of personal responsibility and optimal health. I dare to try something new, let’s GROOVE!

  • 8:00 am - 9:30 am
    BollyX® LIT the Bollywood Workout (low impact)
    Meredith Higgins
    Dance
     

    BollyX® LIT the Bollywood Workout (low impact) with Meredith Higgins

    BollyX® LIT is the low impact Bollywood-inspired dance workout where participants will unleash all the same energy and swagger as the original BollyX® format but without high impact dance movements! You will experience a full Master Class and enhance your effectiveness as an instructor by learning safe and effective modifications while applying interval training principles. Don’t be fooled by the words “low impact,” your heart rate will soar and you will sweat all while dancing on the “movie set” to the top hits from Bollywood... LIT-style!

  • 8:00 am - 9:30 am
    Aquatic Yoga
    Clare Karp
    Aqua
     

    Aquatic Yoga with Clare Karp

    A great introductory class on Aquatic yoga taught by Clare Karp, owner of Float your Mat and ambassador for BOGA YOGA. The instructor will discuss YOGA's origins on SUP (Stand Up Paddleboards) and its latest progression into gyms and pools with the use of the FITMAT. Course will provide an introduction to essential yoga adaptations on water, a background on equipment and include a 40 min Flow with follow up Q&A session.

  • 8:00 am - 9:30 am
    Digital Music: Tips, Tricks & Time-Saving Tools (includes free music!)
    Melanie Douglass
    Personal Training
     

    Digital Music: Tips, Tricks & Time-Saving Tools (includes free music!) with Melanie Douglass

    Going digital with your group ex music is a positive change that saves you time, money, hassle, and stress. Consider yourself "technologically challenged"? No problem! We'll remove the barriers, hook you up with free music, show you cool new tricks (timers! tempo control! custom mixing!), and literally walk you through every step of "going digital". So bring your device and get ready to explore a whole new world of fun, fresh, hot new music -- right at your fingertips!

  • 9:45 am - 11:15 am
    Schwinn® Cycling: Music Makeover – There’s an App for That!
    Jeffrey Scott
    Indoor Cycling
     

    Schwinn® Cycling: Music Makeover – There’s an App for That! with Jeffrey Scott

    Join Schwinn’s resident music experts for a deep dive into the amazing technology available to make your playlists memorable. Music is a magical ingredient sure to help you stand out while keeping riders motivated from warm up to cool down. Whether the thought of finding, mixing and customizing music to perfect playlists overwhelms you or excites you, come see how this process is easier and more accessible than ever. From apps to music websites and easy to use computer programs, we’ll have your playlists pumping like the hottest nightclub DJ! We guarantee you’ll walk away with useful tools to set your playlist apart from the rest.

  • 9:45 am - 11:15 am
    Indo-Row®: The Perfect Calorie Burn
    Doris Thews
    Josh Crosby
    Group Fitness
     

    Indo-Row®: The Perfect Calorie Burn with Doris Thews and Josh Crosby

    Sometimes, it's best not to mess with perfection. Dubbed "the perfect calorie burn", Indo-Row is a one-of-a-kind workout and the hottest fitness trend in full-body training. You'll work in teams, partners and as one crew to finish together, breathless and begging for more. Give your clients or group exercise participants the high-intensity, energizing workout they want without the impact and with no experience required.

  • 9:45 am - 11:15 am
    The Happiness Epidemic – Catch it if you can
    Petra Kolber
    All
     

    The Happiness Epidemic – Catch it if you can with Petra Kolber

    This is your time to be the participant without thinking about next week’s classes or clients. Take your instructor hat off and check in for a mini retreat. Happiness is everywhere but to create the change you must live the change. You are so busy taking care of others that I would guess it has been a long time since you took some “me time.” Bring your notebook, bring your hopes and dreams and bring an open mind. I will lead you through 90 minutes of exercises and conversation that will help you remember why you got into the fitness business, reframe your work from a job to a calling and give you tips and techniques that you can use on a daily basis to create a purpose driven life.

  • 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
    Barbell Strength: Strong For Life, RIP® presented by Power Music
    Kaycee Dunfield
    Dana Anderson
    Group Fitness
     

    Barbell Strength: Strong For Life, RIP® presented by Power Music with Kaycee Dunfield and Dana Anderson

    Functional, rotational and undeniably motivational, RIP delivers results. You and your participants are after the same things—physical results, safe and motivating exercises, great music to drive the workout, and the thrill of the group atmosphere. RIP is the group barbell workout that incorporates functional orthopedic strength training. Every movement plane is attacked using weights and bodyweight. Learn what, why and how to deliver a scientifically researched, off-the-charts RIP class that you can implement immediately, license-free, customizable and affordable.

  • 9:45 am - 11:15 am
    Kettlebell AMPD
    Amy Moreland
    Shannon Gilbertson
    Group Fitness
     

    Kettlebell AMPD with Amy Moreland and Shannon Gilbertson

    Kettlebell AMPD is the leading group fitness kettlebell format that takes highly effective kettlebell movements and combines them with heart-pumping music to create a fun, energetic one-of-a-kind experience. We use the rhythm, tempo and phrasing of the music to keep all class participants on the same pace. Kettlebell AMPD gives you a full-body workout that is great for all ages and fitness levels. In this session, we will break down the kettlebell movements while focusing on proper form and technique and then put it together with the music for a calorie torching master class.

  • 9:45 am - 11:15 am
    BOGAFiT
    Clare Karp
    Aqua
     

    BOGAFiT with Clare Karp

    A introduction into the newest innovation in Aquatic Fitness, HIIT based group workouts on water. The program introduction will discuss origin, use and benefits of FITMAT aquatics, show proper set up and run through a 30 min HIIT based BOGAFIT class on water followed by a Q&A session. The workout builds strength, deepens flexibility, and improves balance and coordination through a carefully selected set of movements on water. Instructed by Clare Karp, owner of Float your Mat and ambassador for BOGA.

  • 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
    Fly High
    Alicia Brust
    Yoga
     

    Fly High with Alicia Brust

    In this enthusiastic practice learn how to tap into your inner dope(amine) and fly with the rushes that life has to offer!

  • 9:45 am - 11:15 am
    How to coach your client – Telling is not coaching
    Cliff Edberg
    Personal Training
     

    How to coach your client – Telling is not coaching with Cliff Edberg

    As a youth, we idolized our sports coaches. They said jump, we asked how high. Now you are the coach, and your clients aren’t listening. During this seminar, you will learn why and strategies to increase adherence.

  • 9:45 am - 11:15 am
    Healthy Backs For Life
    Mo Hagen
    Prsnl Trng & Grp Fitness
     

    Healthy Backs For Life with Mo Hagen

    No matter what age you are at some time in your life, more than 80 percent of the population will experience back pain and, or injury. The risk for chronic back pain increases as you age - find out why. Learn how to observe "postural types" and how to help correct postural faults and imbalances with exercises that improve mobility, stability and functional strength that will ultimately lead to better posture and a healthy back long term. Discover a practical training approach for developing a better back no matter the age.

  • 9:45 am - 11:15 am
    PulsePointe barre HIIT the barre
    Lauren George
    Group Fitness
     

    PulsePointe barre HIIT the barre with Lauren George

    Take your barre class and students to new heights with “PulsePointe barre HIIT the barre.” This high intensity barre format combines traditional muscle sculpting barre exercises with functional high intensity intervals and plyometrics. Plie, pop, pulse, and lunge your way through this energizing workout designed to work the entire body in just 30-45 minutes!

  • 9:45 am - 11:15 am
    HardCORE™
    Nnanna .
    Group Fitness
     

    HardCORE™ with Nnanna .

    HardCORE™ is a core building and strengthening class that focuses on all four planks of your body’s core. With you instructor talking you through each technique, along with great music to motivate you, this class provides outstanding abdominal results in a short amount of time.

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

    Yoga Vibes with Tory Schaefer

    This yoga practice moves on the foundation of vibrations. Lead with a live DJ you'll discover new ways to explore movement and understanding of self. (DJ is Bernie Rybarczyk)

  • 11:45 am - 1:15 pm
    ShockWave
    Amy Dixon
    Josh Crosby, & Jeffrey Scott
    Prsnl Trng & Grp Fitness
     

    ShockWave with Amy Dixon and Josh Crosby, & Jeffrey Scott

    The media has dubbed ShockWave "The Most Efficient Total Body Workout in the World" and instructors are raving about this high-intensity circuit that builds community, competition and retention. Come get new ideas for bootcamp and circuit workouts designed to amplify team spirit, push limits and maximize the fun-factor. Come experience this easy-to-teach, simple-to-do, minimal equipment format that includes ShockWave's jaw-dropping "secret sauce" and ideas for recreating this experience in your classes.

  • 11:45 am - 1:15 pm
    Bootie and the Beat
    Holly Krohn
    Group Fitness & Dance
     

    Bootie and the Beat with Holly Krohn

    What do you get when you combine fun, easy to follow ballet inspired movement with challenging and FUNctional lower body exercise? A BOOTY-FULL lower half! Join Holly as you dance your way through moments of easy to follow rhythmic movement partnered with exercise sequences designed to create a luscious lower half. No dance experience required☺

  • 11:45 am - 1:15 pm
    Useable Strength
    Donna Thomas
    Group Fitness
     

    Useable Strength with Donna Thomas

    What good is being strong if you can't move and do the things you want to do? Sure you might look good, but feeling good ALL the time AND looking great is even better. This is where it's at: functional fitness for real life.

  • 11:45 am - 1:15 pm
    POUND - Rockout. Workout.
    Ira McNamara
    Group Fitness
     

    POUND - Rockout. Workout. with Ira McNamara

    POUND is a full-body cardio jam session, combining light resistance with constant simulated drumming. The workout fuses cardio, Pilates, isometric movements, plyometrics and Isometric poses into a 45-minute series. Burn between 400 and 900+ calories per hour, strengthen and sculpt infrequently used muscles, and drum your way to a leaner, slimmer physique - all while rocking out to your favorite music!

  • 11:45 am - 1:15 pm
    SEX reduces STRESS! - Does your WORKOUT?
    Heather Winia
    Group Fitness
     

    SEX reduces STRESS! - Does your WORKOUT? with Heather Winia

    Let’s talk about STRESS, baby, Let’s talk about you and me, Let’s talk about all the good things and the bad things that may be! Salt and Pepa’s song is about sex (which does in fact reduce stress levels) but we are going to talk about all the good things and the bad things the fitness industry is doing to promote and encourage higher levels of stress instead of reducing it as we would all like. Are we…motivating by measuring? Believing the LIES of the mass media? Embracing body hate versus BODY BEAUTIFUL? Needing to SEE instead of FEEL? Or following the leader over trusting self-inspiration? Let’s Talk!!

  • 11:45 am - 1:15 pm
    Schwinn® Cycling: Unapologetically Authentic
    Keli Roberts
    Indoor Cycling
     

    Schwinn® Cycling: Unapologetically Authentic with Keli Roberts

    The indoor cycling category has become crowded with programs ranging from the uber athletic to beyond the bike concepts. It may be tempting to swing the pendulum one way or the other for fear you are alienating a core group of riders, but at Schwinn we believe outdoor riding can meet group fitness to deliver rides that are both simple and entertaining. Authenticity is the A in the Schwinn A,B,C’s of Indoor Cycling and that shouldn’t intimidate or bore you. Learn everything you need to know to stay true to the second most popular activity on the planet (outdoor cycling), while providing the excitement of the best group fitness experiences. Learn the resources you must have on your bookshelf and walk away with at least 3 fully baked, authentic and theme based rides that will impress even your most hard core cyclists while entertaining your enthusiasts.

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

    Warrior Sculpt with Katie Haggerty

    Part of the LifePower Warrior Series, this master class is equal parts Yoga, traditional strength and cardio training. The flowing sequences of postures and movements will be sure to help challenge your body as you de-stress mind. Come sweat, move and smile.

  • 11:45 am - 1:15 pm
    DELICIOUS: A Healthy & Flavorful Way To Invest In You!
    Kristen Johnson
    All
     

    DELICIOUS: A Healthy & Flavorful Way To Invest In You! with Kristen Johnson

    In this over processed fast-paced world, most of us struggle to find a healthy balance of food, fun, and flavor. Kristen Johnson, Registered Dietitian and Director of Marketing for On Target Living, will share with you what the right amount of healthy and delicious is for living a more rewarding and enjoyable life. Instead of giving up your favorite things and being on a plan that is not sustainable, Kristen will provide you with tips and tricks for making your personal and professional life and your client’s lives healthier and happier. With her easy to use tool for upgrading your food choices, you will learn how to turn your traditional recipes into healthier and more flavorful creations. It’s time to go back to the basics, take small steps to healthy living, and find a program that is fun, sexy, and repeatable! Delicious sampling to follow!

  • 11:45 am - 1:15 pm
    Intensity OverLoad - Battle of the HIITs
    Mindy Mylrea
    Group Fitness
     

    Intensity OverLoad - Battle of the HIITs with Mindy Mylrea

    Fartik, Tabata, Little – positive recovery, negative recovery, - longer intervals , shorter intervals when to use it and when not to. So many options and so little time. What is a trainer to do. Trust Mindy to hold your hand and guide you through the HIIT battleground. Learn the science then strategically put HIIT training to the test. Formulate progressions and principals for success and retention and create training sessions that matter.

  • 11:45 am - 1:15 pm
    #WERQlikeaboss
    Haley Stone
    Dance
     

    #WERQlikeaboss with Haley Stone

    Prepare for a ‘cramazing’ WERQ dance fitness experience as team Diva stomps it out against team Hip Hop. Before the WERQout, participants will chose a team. Team Diva will represent mega pop artist icons like Britney and Beyonce. Team Hip Hop will represent the swagger stars of hip hop like Drake and Nicki Minaj. WERQ Dance Fitness choreographer, Haley Stone, will lead this wild WERQout and judge which team gets turnt up the most to earn the Like A Boss title. Dancers, divas, players, movers and shakers of all dance abilities are welcome to WERQ Like A Boss!

  • 11:45 am - 1:15 pm
    STROOPS VITL for Life®: One System Fits All
    SGT Ken Weichert
    Personal Training
     

    STROOPS VITL for Life®: One System Fits All with SGT Ken Weichert

    STROOPS VITL for Life with SGT Ken® is a “one system fits all” approach to athletic resistance training. Complete with two handles, a swivel belt, two ankle straps and four slastix, this kit is all that you need to perform countless safe and effective strength and power exercises! Whether you are working with a coach or anchoring the system to a stable pole or hook, this kit will have you functionally fit like never before! It’s “VITL for life!” Rated for all levels.

  • 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    BOGAFiT LVL 1 Certification $269, 6 AFAA, .6 NASM
    Clare Karp
    Group Fitness
     

    BOGAFiT LVL 1 Certification $269, 6 AFAA, .6 NASM with Clare Karp

    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
    IFTA Kickbox Certification, $149(free w/full registration) 4 AFAA & 4 IFTA, 4 LT
    Greg Sims
    Group Fitness
     

    IFTA Kickbox Certification, $149(free w/full registration) 4 AFAA & 4 IFTA, 4 LT with Greg Sims

    This Certification includes lecture of the study material in order to prepare participants for the written test at the end of the day. Regarding practical training, Greg will lead the participants through exact technique training of the exact movements needed for one to lead a powerful cardio kickbox class. Come prepared to sweat and learn all you need to know to be a successful instructor!

  • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    LTS™: LeHIIT™ is the S&*%
    Kathleen Farrell
    Group Fitness
     

    LTS™: LeHIIT™ is the S&*% with Kathleen Farrell

    LeHIIT™ is the COMPLETE approach to High Intensity Interval Training H.I.I.T.! This explosive format upgrades your favorite familiar fitness moves alternating cardio patterns, fat burning strength sets, and powerful speed and agility sequences using the ever versatile Lebert EQualizers®. Best bonus, the Lebert EQualizers® can be used for portable pull ups on the go! No chin up bar needed. Pair the Lebert EQualizers® with our Buddy System™ for maximum effort/muscle endurance Tabata challenge, ending with a yoga-inspired cool down using the Lebert Stretch Strap. LeHIIT really is the S&*%!

  • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Schwinn® Cycling: Teaching Tips from TED®: From Noble to Noteworthy
    Doris Thews
    Indoor Cycling
     

    Schwinn® Cycling: Teaching Tips from TED®: From Noble to Noteworthy with Doris Thews

    Do you know TED? TED (Technology, Education & Design) Talks are sweeping the nation: short, poignant, and prophetic presentations that move people to action. While you may not think public speaking and power presenting is in your job description, you might want to think again! There’s much we can learn from the masterful TED speakers about stage presence, word choice, structure and more. This workshop will deliver the top 10 tips of professional talk organizational structure and the 3 pillars of influence that, when applied, will help you create cycling classes that are profound. Walk away with a long list of coaching and cueing tips that are Monday morning ready.

  • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    BOOT CAMP: FOR EVERY BODY presented by Power Music
    Kaycee Dunfield
    Dana Anderson
    Group Fitness
     

    BOOT CAMP: FOR EVERY BODY presented by Power Music with Kaycee Dunfield and Dana Anderson

    BOOT by GROUP Rx is whole body training with bodyweight and dumbbells, the workout with results, achieved in just 30 minutes using metabolic resistance training principles. Thousands of class combinations and exercises exist for BOOT, and we show you how to utilize the GRID to easily put it all together. This program will change your life and that of your clients, be it 1-1 personal training, small group training, or large group fitness class formats. Challenge your status quo and reap the rewards. DISCOVER YOUR INNER ATHLETE!

  • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    BollyX® the Bollywood Workout (high impact)
    Meredith Higgins
    Dance
     

    BollyX® the Bollywood Workout (high impact) with Meredith Higgins

    BollyX® is the Bollywood-inspired dance workout where participants unleash their inner rockstar! In this workshop, this effective interval-based dance cardio workout will have you sweating, smiling, rocking out to a full master class, and enhance your effectiveness as an instructor by learning our method of pre-cueing, presenting and performing. Your job as the instructor is to make each person in your class feel like a rockstar! BollyX® will teach you how to do just that.

  • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Dynamic Duos: Partner Playground for Small Group Training
    Keli Roberts
    Group Fitness
     

    Dynamic Duos: Partner Playground for Small Group Training with Keli Roberts

    Half the work – twice the fun! See how partner training can create an interactive motivational workout program. Learn body weight, rubber resistance and medicine ball drills with an emphasis on whole body, integrated functional movement, caloric expenditure and metabolic conditioning. Turn workouts into play with interactive, creative exercises in a social environment

  • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Savasana for Athletes a Yoga Tune Up® myofascial recovery and resiliency workshop.
    Laurie Streff
    Yoga
     

    Savasana for Athletes a Yoga Tune Up® myofascial recovery and resiliency workshop. with Laurie Streff

    How we rest directly impacts how we move. Lack of rest results in lackluster performance, yet we don’t often dedicate time to recovery. Experience how to shift from the end zone of body burnout to a comfort zone of deep relaxation and restoration. Learn to prep the calming parasympathetic branch of the nervous system for complete relaxation as you embody somatic techniques of soothing myofascial release and therapeutic breathing patterns. Improve your relationship with Savasana with a guided meditation that allows for tranquil, mindful resiliency. This workshop is suitable for all levels and will utilize Roll Model® therapy balls for myofascial restoration which will be provided for participants.

  • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Fire & Ice Yoga
    Kimberly Spreen - Glick
    Yoga
     

    Fire & Ice Yoga with Kimberly Spreen - Glick

    Experience a dynamic balance between effort and ease…challenge and release…”fire” and “ice”. You’ll push yourself and you’ll surrender to yourself, all the while honoring yourself every step of the way. Fire & Ice is a mind/body journey on your mat with a special focus on letting go of judgments, criticism and even inhibitions. So, say farewell to any expectations you may have and be ready for an inspiring good time! Equipment needed: yoga mat if possible

  • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Everybody Dance
    Petra Kolber
    Group Fitness & Dance
     

    Everybody Dance with Petra Kolber

    Join Petra in a non-stop, choreography packed and easy to replicate dance workout that is Monday morning ready. Learn how teach to your students’ strengths and have everyone leaving your classes feeling successful. Discover how to utilize the latest techniques from the world of positive psychology in your classes, so every time you will move your students into a happier mindset, have your students smiling and leave them wanting to come back for more.

  • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Maximizing Popular Exercises
    Corey Grenz
    Personal Training
     

    Maximizing Popular Exercises with Corey Grenz

    Most people understand certain exercises stimulate various muscles of the body. However, few people really know how to use tweaks for maximal stimulation of the targeted muscles. This presentation/workshop will teach participants how to maximize stimulation of popular exercises. This is done by learning basic functional anatomy and line of pull for the muscles. Next, learn to manipulate the resistance by using different lever arms, cues and equipment. Finally, put the above together to enhance the “Exercise Experience.’

  • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Leaders Who Last: Sustainable Leadership
    Mo Hagen
    Personal Training
     

    Leaders Who Last: Sustainable Leadership with Mo Hagen

    Today, more than ever, there are a lot of demands on leaders. They're asked to facilitate change management, reduce the negative effects of rapid change and they need to understand the people on their team and in their organization and, know how to effectively lead and influence them. Leaders are stretched! They are being asked to do more and to be more - more creative, more innovative and more strategic. BUT what are they doing for themselves? In this session you will learn how to renew and sustain yourself as a leader and acquire the tools for YOU to be the healthiest leader you can be.

  • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Spartan Strong
    Aimee Nicotera
    Alex Isaly
    Group Fitness
     

    Spartan Strong with Aimee Nicotera and Alex Isaly

    Experience firsthand Spartan Race’s new-to-the-world group fitness class. See how this studio class fosters Spartan principles, including Readiness, Stamina, Accountability and Resilience. Learn about Spartan’s training philosophy, and how you and your class members can be inspired to overcome obstacles on the race course and in everyday life. Built for all fitness levels and abilities, Spartan’s group fitness class gets people to work together, move outside their comfort zones, and push limits, to conquer both physical and mental obstacles!

  • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Fitness Pro 2.0: The Changing Landscape of Personal Training
    Shannon Fable.
    Personal Training
     

    Fitness Pro 2.0: The Changing Landscape of Personal Training with Shannon Fable.

    In the last 20 years the field of personal training has changed significantly. Not only are trainers changing the way they train clients, but they are also diversifying and looking for new ways to make money. While diversification sounds like it is the best way to go, no one can “do it all”. Come to this session and discover a matrix that will help you identify the different roles you are most suited to play, as well as the path (or paths) that make the most sense for you to pursue. Dive into your strengths (and passions) and set a course for success!

  • 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm
    Schwinn® Cycling: To Breathless and Back
    Amy Dixon
    Group Fitness
     

    Schwinn® Cycling: To Breathless and Back with Amy Dixon

    HIIT is here to stay so keeping the workouts fresh is key. This workshop will provide protocols – supported by current HIIT research - that push your students to the max and keep them coming back for more. Walk away with coaching tips and motivating strategies to keep HIIT at the top of the leader board.

  • 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm
    Multi-Planar Makeover: Making Functional Fascinating!
    Abrea Wooten
    Group Fitness
     

    Multi-Planar Makeover: Making Functional Fascinating! with Abrea Wooten

    Our bodies were meant to live side-to-side, front-to-back, up,down, and all around in a world that comes at us from all angles and speeds. . . so, why not prepare them for the best life ever in our classes? In this workshop, we’ll de-mystify the planes of motion, learn how to take a 1-2-3 approach to designing, delivering and cueing multi-planar exercises, and deliver it in a way that everybody in your class is successful all while keeping the FUN in FUNctional!

  • 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm
    Shock Treatment
    Rob Glick
    Group Fitness
     

    Shock Treatment with Rob Glick

    Getting results is all about adaption. We understand that the the body adapts quickly to stimuli. In this session, we will shock the body with movements that create an unexpected contrast in order to excite change; Plyometrics may be combined with mobility exercises, coordination and speed fused with stabilization training, endurance and power alternated to create unprecedented results. This session is great for all of you who love Boot-camp and H.I.I.T. formats.

  • 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm
    STREET VYBE™ $189, 0.7 ACE, 7 AFAA, 8 NASM
    Nnanna .
    Dance
     

    STREET VYBE™ $189, 0.7 ACE, 7 AFAA, 8 NASM with Nnanna .

    STREET VYBE™ is the combination of the latest and hottest music with dance choreography designed to give people a high-intensity full body workout.

  • 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm
    Crazy Core and So Much More
    Mindy Mylrea
    Group Fitness
     

    Crazy Core and So Much More with Mindy Mylrea

    The core is the powerhouse of the body and we should attack the core from every angle and in every way. This workshop is jam packed with critical cutting edge core research as well as amazing Ab and back routines using every twist and turn in the book. Mindy will show you how one rep done right is better then 10 done wrong. You will learn the best core exercises on the planet

  • 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm
    Step Up 2 Get Down!
    Clay Grant
    Group Fitness
     

    Step Up 2 Get Down! with Clay Grant

    Master the techniques of breaking down fun, creative step combinations with a step, twist and spin to mix things up to the right degree. Get down as we progressively layer in rhythm and direction for symmetrical, tap free step patterns built from the ground up. Bring fun back to the board and get down as you step up! Zoom, zoom!

  • 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm
    Bloodwork, your clients get it…learn how to use it
    Cliff Edberg
    Personal Training
     

    Bloodwork, your clients get it…learn how to use it with Cliff Edberg

    Every year clients get annual blood work, the problem you nor their doctor know how it’s influencing their progress in the gym. During this seminar, learn how it better understand your client’s metabolism in order to ensure they reach their goals and maintain overall health.

  • 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm
    The Art and Science of Vinyasa Sequencing
    Jesse Breslerman
    Yoga
     

    The Art and Science of Vinyasa Sequencing with Jesse Breslerman

    This Workshop is a clear and simple foundation for building impactful classes and intelligent sequences. We will dig into the functionality of the human body and how we can create a fluid and seamless practice for every BODY.

  • 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm
    "Great Coaching, Great Teaching.......as easy as 5,6,7,8"
    Holly Krohn
    Personal Training
     

    "Great Coaching, Great Teaching.......as easy as 5,6,7,8" with Holly Krohn

    What do all great coaches and great instructors have in common? A genuine love for "the game.". We all know whether we have been teaching for years or are just getting started, it takes more than that to be truly successful and happy. Join Holly as we discuss the many aspects that take place behind the curtain, within the studio and within ourselves to give us success and fulfillment with our members, our jobs and ourselves.

  • 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm
    R.I.P.P.E.D. Endurance
    Terry and Tina Shorter
    Group Fitness
     

    R.I.P.P.E.D. Endurance with Terry and Tina Shorter

    R.I.P.P.E.D., the Ultimate Fitness Formula has found another way to shock your body by catering to all the cardio junkies of the world! R.I.P.P.E.D. Endurance allows you to mix and match the "E's" Mixed Martial Arts segments from various R.I.P.P.E.D. Season releases to create the ultimate and literal 50 minute "kick" ass & power "punching" experience. By simply following a basic 3, 3 minute round pattern, your coordination, speed, explosiveness, and form will be a force to be reckoned with.

  • 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm
    LifeBarre
    Katie Haggerty
    Group Fitness
     

    LifeBarre 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
    afterWERQ
    Haley Stone
    Group Fitness
     

    afterWERQ with Haley Stone

    Experience a fitness concert featuring WERQ Dance Fitness routines, healthy snacks, refreshing drinks, and time to socialize and netWERQ with other cardio dance fanatics!

  • 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    AMPD Power Flow
    Amy Moreland
    Stephanie Helmers
    Group Fitness
     

    AMPD Power Flow with Amy Moreland and Stephanie Helmers

    AMPD Power Flow is the newest program from Kettlebell AMPD. This yoga inspired workout uses both kettlebells and resistance bands with yoga inspired movements to help participants work on balance, flexibility, and strength. This is a the perfect compliment to any cardio or strength class to give a well balanced workout. In this session we will focus on breaking down both the yoga inspired movements as well as the kettlebell form and technique. We’ll then combine the power of the resistance training with the flow of the yoga movements for a master class that’s sure to leave you feeling stronger and more balanced.

  • 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    YIN: An "RX" for peace
    Anthony Chavez
    Yoga
     

    YIN: An "RX" for peace with Anthony Chavez

    Often times the peace we yearn for is inside job. Learn how to obtain peace as we move through key areas of the body to soften tension, heal soreness, and reclaim equanimity of mind as we breath in this yin practice.

  • 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    The Power of Questions
    Brian Drummond
    Personal Training
     

    The Power of Questions with Brian Drummond

    Do you have more faith in those people who are seeking the truth or those people claiming to have found it? It’s an interesting journey for us all as we share this life experience from so many different perspectives. In this lecture, we’ll discuss how the most important questions in our lives tend to be the ones answered on a very individual basis. What is right for one may not be right for another…and it’s okay. It is for that reason we will concentrate on exploring many questions we all have about life and beyond. For some, you’ll have immediate answers. For others, you’ll find that you’re still seeking your own truth…and your journey is to be honored, even enjoyed. Come with an open mind, an open heart and ready to be inspired.

  • 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Schwinn® Cycling: Girl Power 2.0 – Leaning into the Schwinn Sisterhood
    Doris Thews
    Keli Roberts
    Indoor Cycling
     

    Schwinn® Cycling: Girl Power 2.0 – Leaning into the Schwinn Sisterhood with Doris Thews and Keli Roberts

    We’re taking the conversation to the next level after the first two years of this record breaking Schwinn workshop. What do your female students need to have an amazing class experience? What holds them back and how do you, as their trainer find the sweet spot between fierce challenge and ferocious fun? This workshop is stacked with latest applied research, strategies for reaching out to every personality in the room and advice from female icons to inspire and uplift you.

  • 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    NUTRITION Tips, Tidbits, and Treats
    Mindy Mylrea
    Bruce Mylrea
    Personal Training
     

    NUTRITION Tips, Tidbits, and Treats with Mindy Mylrea and Bruce Mylrea

    It is that time of day and you are hungry! You want quick and tasty. Your body wants nutritious and sustaining. You want great ideas to satisfy both your taste buds and your bodies nutritional needs. Learn to prepare yummy, healthy, easy to make snacks for every pallet. Indulge as all treats are actually great for you and best of all you get to take home all the recipes.

  • 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    BMP (Body Movement Project)
    Elliot Rios
    Group Fitness
     

    BMP (Body Movement Project) with Elliot Rios

    Pump. Shake. Squat! Get ready for the ultimate high energy cardio dance workout that blends high intensity interval training through a mix of dance, kickboxing moves, and calisthenics. This is a guaranteed sweat on workout that will leave you asking for more!

Saturday March 4, 2017

  • 7:30 am - 9:00 am
    Schwinn® Cycling: Train Right 2 Ride Right
    Keli Roberts
    Indoor Cycling
     

    Schwinn® Cycling: Train Right 2 Ride Right with Keli Roberts

    If you are going to do it all, do it right! When it comes to Indoor Cycling, our motto at Schwinn is Ride Right. And while we love motivating the masses on the bike, we also know that what we do off of the bike is an integral part of a well-balanced fitness program. This workshop takes a good look at the ranges of motion and common muscular imbalances involved in indoor cycling, and arms you with the tools to create complimentary flexibility and strength based programs to counter the riding position on the bike. You will experience 2 different cross-training programs that integrate mobility, strength and cardio while staying true to the promise of doing it right.

  • 7:30 am - 9:00 am
    COREganized - Core, Hips and Spine Synergy presented by Yoga Tune Up®
    Laurie Streff
    Group Fitness
     

    COREganized - Core, Hips and Spine Synergy presented by Yoga Tune Up® with Laurie Streff

    Core, Hips and Spine Synergy a Yoga Tune Up® myofascial recovery and corrective exercise workshop. An awakened and stable support system at the center of the body enhances the transfer of effective forces to its extremities. This embodied self-care workshop will bring heightened awareness to abdominal, hip, and back musculature to enliven and achieve greater torso integration for all movement patterns. Learn how to synergistically achieve strength, stability, and mobility gains throughout your core and more. This workshop is suitable for all levels and will utilize Roll Model® therapy balls for myofascial restoration which will be provided for participants.

  • 7:30 am - 9:00 am
    LTS: Cool New Tools and Programming for Boot Camps & Group Ex!
    Kathleen Farrell
    Prsnl Trng & Grp Fitness
     

    LTS: Cool New Tools and Programming for Boot Camps & Group Ex! with Kathleen Farrell

    This session is sure to keep your Group X and Boot Camp sessions fresh, fun and challenging with the amazing portable Equalizer™ and Buddy System™! Everything from agility and mobility drills, compound bodyweight movements, unique uni-lateral rowing and manual resistance exercises, partner training, athletic conditioning drill sequences, unique class programming and more! Your toolbox will be full after this one!

  • 7:30 am - 9:00 am
    Build Complete Fitness: Obstacle Race Training by Spartan Race
    Joe Distefano
    Prsnl Trng & Grp Fitness
     

    Build Complete Fitness: Obstacle Race Training by Spartan Race with Joe Distefano

    Born from the fire of the race course, Spartan SGX is the official training program of the worldwide leader in obstacle racing, Spartan Race. SGX builds incredibly well-rounded athletes and better human beings. Led by certified Spartan Coaches, Spartan SGX small-group and large-group training programs teach participants how to prepare for the race across varied terrain and tackle the obstacles faced there. At this session you will learn about Spartan’s training philosophy, sport-specific conditioning for obstacle racing, and get hands-on experience on Spartan obstacles.

  • 7:30 am - 9:00 am
    ShockWave
    Doris Thews
    Jenn Hogg, & Josh Crosby
    Prsnl Trng & Grp Fitness
     

    ShockWave with Doris Thews and Jenn Hogg, & Josh Crosby

    The media has dubbed ShockWave "The Most Efficient Total Body Workout in the World" and instructors are raving about this high-intensity circuit that builds community, competition and retention. Come get new ideas for bootcamp and circuit workouts designed to amplify team spirit, push limits and maximize the fun-factor. Come experience this easy-to-teach, simple-to-do, minimal equipment format that includes ShockWave's jaw-dropping "secret sauce" and ideas for recreating this experience in your classes.

  • 7:30 am - 9:00 am
    Getting Out on Your Own – What to Know Before Starting Your Own Fitness Business
    Josh Leve
    Personal Training
     

    Getting Out on Your Own – What to Know Before Starting Your Own Fitness Business with Josh Leve

    Getting Out on Your Own – What to Know Before Starting Your Own Fitness Business During this session we’ll identify the necessary tools to bridge the gap from successful coach, trainer, instructor to business owner. Learn how to build a plan to start your own fitness business - the right questions to ask and biggest roadblocks facing entrepreneurial fitness professionals today.

  • 7:30 am - 9:00 am
    The Art of Vulnerability
    Jesse Breslerman
    Yoga
     

    The Art of Vulnerability with Jesse Breslerman

    An in depth look at the most fertile ground for growth. This workshop is designed to help students and teachers shed the veneer of a lifetime of experience and really tap into their true selves. We will create a sacred space to explore safe and respectful ways to break down walls, and show up to every circumstance as our most authentic Yogis and Yoginis.

  • 7:30 am - 9:00 am
    The Perfection Detox® – Dropping the Weight of Perfection so you can Soar
    Petra Kolber
    Prsnl Trng & Grp Fitness
     

    The Perfection Detox® – Dropping the Weight of Perfection so you can Soar with Petra Kolber

    Join Petra in this interactive and thought provoking lecture. What if striving to be perfect was holding you back from soaring into your potential? In an industry where we sell perfection and where perfection is often the benchmarker for success, Petra pulls back the curtain and talks about the upside of the dark side. Learn how to build a career and craft a life that celebrates mistakes, grows from failures and thrives in uncertainty. In a world where perfection is the enemy of good, learn the benefits of leading from a place of vulnerability and joy. Now that you don’t have to be perfect you can be amazing.

  • 7:30 am - 9:00 am
    TRUE Strength with the Kettlebell – How Kettlebell Training is an effective addition
    Andrea Du Cane
    Group Fitness
     

    TRUE Strength with the Kettlebell – How Kettlebell Training is an effective addition with Andrea Du Cane

    TRUE Strength with the Kettlebell – How Kettlebell Training is an effective addition AND alternative to barbell & dumbbells! The kettlebell is unique when it comes to strength training. The “off-set” design allows for the body to work throughout all phases of a lift. It doesn’t take a lot of weight to get the same results when using a kettlebell, because the stabilizers never get a break pressing overhead or during simple carries or the full body get–up’s. Front squats take on a new meaning of functional training when using kettlebells, because of the additional loading of the core. And with various ways of holding the kettlebell you can even make a light kettlebell feel heavy! You will learn some of the basics of our kettlebell school of strength as well as get ideas on how to program your strength days using kettlebells.

  • 7:30 am - 9:00 am
    Kettlebell AMPD
    Amy Moreland
    Kelsey Lane
    Group Fitness
     

    Kettlebell AMPD with Amy Moreland and Kelsey Lane

    Kettlebell AMPD is the leading group fitness kettlebell format that takes highly effective kettlebell movements and combines them with heart-pumping music to create a fun, energetic one-of-a-kind experience. We use the rhythm, tempo and phrasing of the music to keep all class participants on the same pace. Kettlebell AMPD gives you a full-body workout that is great for all ages and fitness levels. In this session, we will break down the kettlebell movements while focusing on proper form and technique and then put it together with the music for a calorie torching master class.

  • 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
    Communication Conundrums
    Shannon Fable.
    Prsnl Trng & Grp Fitness
     

    Communication Conundrums with Shannon Fable.

    Gone are the days of the phone tree or hanging file folders to disseminate memos each week (at least, let’s hope so!) Today, we communicate electronically with our staff to make sure classes are covered, special events are planned and ‘house keeping’ is under control. Are we doing our best to reach everyone effectively and create a cohesive team or are we overwhelming and confounding busy, part-time employees we rarely see? We will take time to explore the Top 10 communication mistakes we all make from time to time, and how to make slight modifications to your communication strategies for the biggest impact. A makeover that is sure to diminish your stress level while enhancing your team’s performance- quick and painless for everyone involved!

  • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    The Secrets of Longevity
    Len Kravitz
    Personal Training
     

    The Secrets of Longevity with Len Kravitz

    Increasing life expectancy of humans has generated intense research on the biological mechanisms of longevity. In this presentation, the science of aging and anti-aging strategies to slow down aging and extend lifespan will be discussed. This groundbreaking review will provide inspiring new interventions to extend one’s lifespan.

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

    BOGAFiT LVL 1 Certification $269, 6 AFAA, .6 NASM with Clare Karp

    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
    Body Weight Boot Camp
    Mindy Mylrea
    Group Fitness
     

    Body Weight Boot Camp with Mindy Mylrea

    No equipment, Well almost no equipment. Using the best tool you own - your body – you will experience a bootcamp like no other. Mindy is the best at creating, super cool creative, challenging, and off the chart skills and drills for any type of bootcamp held anywhere. Enjoy an interval workout that is an explosion for the sweat glands, and go home with more ideas, tips, tricks,and games then you could possibly imagine.

  • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    S.W.E.A.T.!
    Clay Grant
    Group Fitness
     

    S.W.E.A.T.! with Clay Grant

    For a total body transformation, tap into all of the elements that will produce the results that you desire, Strength, Willpower, Endurance, Agility and Tenacity. This high intensity interval training (HIIT), cardio sculpt session takes you to the next level of full body integrative movement. A muscle building, calorie burning, heart pumping, multi planar fun filled session that will leave you SWEAT drenched and asking for more!!

  • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    POUND - Rockout. Workout.
    Ira McNamara
    Group Fitness
     

    POUND - Rockout. Workout. with Ira McNamara

    POUND is a full-body cardio jam session, combining light resistance with constant simulated drumming. The workout fuses cardio, Pilates, isometric movements, plyometrics and Isometric poses into a 45-minute series. Burn between 400 and 900+ calories per hour, strengthen and sculpt infrequently used muscles, and drum your way to a leaner, slimmer physique - all while rocking out to your favorite music!

  • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    ULTIMATE TRANSFORMATION: COMBINING YOGA & SPORT presented by Power Music
    Kaycee Dunfield
    Dana Anderson
    Group Fitness & Yoga
     

    ULTIMATE TRANSFORMATION: COMBINING YOGA & SPORT presented by Power Music with Kaycee Dunfield and Dana Anderson

    TRANSFORM by GROUP Rx is where plyometrics precede stretching, strength is in length, breath is transforming, sport meets your spirit, ultimately -- where you reinvent your body. Experience the power of muscular energy and heat followed by the life force that flows through dynamic and sustained yoga stretches. Discover the tools to help you learn and grow your mind-body career. Imagine a new perspective, learn a new discipline, reNEW you. TRANSFORM YOURSELF!

  • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    PulsePointe barre Pulse & Flow
    Lauren George
    Group Fitness
     

    PulsePointe barre Pulse & Flow with Lauren George

    Pulse and Flow is a yogi’s twist on the traditional PulsePointe barre class! Students begin at the barre where we combine muscle-sculpting barre exercises with exhilarating cardio barre segments to strengthen the lower body and torch mega calories. Next, we hit the mat for a series of yoga flows to target the upper body, core, and glutes. The combination of these two popular mind/body formats blend to create a fun and exciting new workout that leaves you feeling refreshed, energized, and ready to take on the world!

  • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    Schwinn® Cycling: C3ycle - Content, Connection, and Charisma.
    Doris Thews
    Jenn Hogg
    Group Fitness
     

    Schwinn® Cycling: C3ycle - Content, Connection, and Charisma. with Doris Thews and Jenn Hogg

    The 3 C's are the secret behind every successful cycling instructor: Content, Connection, and Charisma. Take a deep dive into what makes an ordinary class extraordinary and learn trade secrets to take your class to the next level. This workshop is one you do not want to miss!

  • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    STROOPS FIT GAMES with SGT Ken®
    SGT Ken Weichert
    Group Fitness
     

    STROOPS FIT GAMES with SGT Ken® with SGT Ken Weichert

    Powered by STROOPS The STROOPS FIT GAMES with SGT Ken® are a collection of highly effective exercise events uniquely arranged as an athletic challenge to awaken the competitor in all of us. Utilizing some of the power and endurance exercises from the 1946 US Army Physical Fitness manual as well as several sporting events used by some of the best athletes in the world, this program can quickly create the next American Ninja warrior or CrossFit Games contender. Whether you are training adults or youth, don’t miss your chance to thrive in the thrill of the FIT GAMES! Rated for all levels.

  • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    POP Pilates®
    Jules Fultz
    Pilates
     

    POP Pilates® with Jules Fultz

    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."

  • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    Empower Your Soul Vinyasa Flow
    Kimberly Spreen - Glick
    Yoga
     

    Empower Your Soul Vinyasa Flow with Kimberly Spreen - Glick

    Enjoy this vinyasa flow yoga journey as you tap into the energy, truth, strength, light and joy inside you. There will be a fun and energetic series of poses, matching movement to breath to assist you in creating connection and awareness while the upbeat soundtrack has you smiling through the sweat. Just leave the judgments and expectations behind as you open your mind and heart to empower your soul to shine! Equipment needed: yoga mat if possible

  • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Indo-Row: Authentic Skills, Drills & Racing Thrills
    Doris Thews
    Josh Crosby
    Group Fitness
     

    Indo-Row: Authentic Skills, Drills & Racing Thrills with Doris Thews and Josh Crosby

    Whether you are a veteran rower or brand new to the crew, this session brings out your personal best through team energy! In this workshops you’ll learn about the fascinating team culture of rowing, then experience the total-body, calorie burn of Indo-Row through authentic and challenging interval drills based on time, distance, power, team synchronicity and overall passion for an invigorating no-holds-barred workout. Get ready for skills drills and the thrill of racing with your team to the finish!

  • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    The Power of Coaching With The Enneagram
    Dr. Robert Holden
    All
     

    The Power of Coaching With The Enneagram with Dr. Robert Holden

    Whether you train clients one-on-one or teach to large groups, this session is for you. You’ll be introduced to the practical wisdom of the Enneagram, the oldest self-awareness tool on our planet, dating back over 2,500 years. Through learning about and using the Enneagram, you can help yourself as well as your clients/students understand how to experience greater awareness and joy in life, work and relationships. In his entertaining way, Robert introduces you to each of the nine Ennea-Types using a creative mix of music, literature, poetry and video clips. No previous experience with the Enneagram is necessary. If you want to be on the cutting edge of something new and innovative in our industry, be sure to come learn how the Ennegram can help unlock immeasurable potential for both you and those you teach, train and/or coach!

  • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    LTS®: Welcome to the Jungle: Your Guide to LTS® Obstacle Course Training
    Kathleen Farrell
    Group Fitness
     

    LTS®: Welcome to the Jungle: Your Guide to LTS® Obstacle Course Training with Kathleen Farrell

    With the massive worldwide popularity of Obstacle Courses/Adventure Runs many of our clients are now training for and competing in these fantastic events. From the inventor of the EQualizer® and Buddy System™ this session is a challenging way to explore and develop the movements and skills necessary for competing in an Obstacle Courses/Adventure Runs! See how these portable and dynamic tools, exercise selection and programming will get your clients prepared and working towards this fun goal. We will also be incorporating Lebert Fitness System’s latest invention, the New SRT (Spring Resistance Training) Barbell®! Tough Mudder, Spartan Race and all other races… look out!

  • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    LSD Yoga - Long, Slow & Deep Yoga
    Rob Glick
    Yoga
     

    LSD Yoga - Long, Slow & Deep Yoga with Rob Glick

    With all of the H.I.I.T. training, fast Vinyasa flows, and just the overall speed of life, sometimes slowing down is necessary. After warming up, we will move through poses slowly and hold the postures while focusing on exploring depth. This is a great way to end the day!

  • 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
    WERQ QREW Class
    Haley Stone
    Group Fitness
     

    WERQ QREW Class with Haley Stone

    Meet the crew behind WERQ Dance Fitness choreo! Dance alongside the WERQ choreography QREW in an amazing WERQ Master Class experience featuring athletic cardio dance routines to the hottest pop and hip hop music.

  • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    6 Steps to Attract Raving Fans To Build Your Brand
    Jenna Moore
    Personal Training
     

    6 Steps to Attract Raving Fans To Build Your Brand with Jenna Moore

    Join the creators of R.I.P.P.E.D.- The One Stop Body Shock to learn branding methods that will allow you to define your own brand to yourself, your team, and your audience. You'll discover the valuable benefits of a strategically defined brand including connection, loyalty, advocacy, and longevity as a fitness professional and community leader.

  • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Get Centered
    Petra Kolber
    Group Fitness
     

    Get Centered with Petra Kolber

    There is immense power that comes from living in the present. It sounds so simple yet it is one of the hardest lessons to master. Get Centered brings the mind and body into alignment through breath awareness and a fusion of movements inspired from the worlds of Dance, Yoga and Tai Chi. In this class we will also discuss the power of gratitude and how to be a benefit seeker in work and life.

  • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    STRONG by Zumba™
    Kelly Bullard
    Group Fitness
     

    STRONG by Zumba™ 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
    STROOPS Squad Sports™ with SGT Ken®: United, We are Strong!
    SGT Ken Weichert
    Group Fitness
     

    STROOPS Squad Sports™ with SGT Ken®: United, We are Strong! with SGT Ken Weichert

    Powered by STROOPS STROOPS Squad Super Sports with SGT Ken® is an exciting team-driven five-event athletic challenge utilizing Beast Battle Ropes, 6” and 12” Hurdles, Slastix and Fit-Stik Pros. In teams of four people each, participants will endure 60-second rounds at each station and must combine the total number of repetitions for all four players before moving to the next station (AMRAP: As Many Reps As Possible). After completing all five stations, the team leaders provide the total scores to see how they match against the other groups. Gold (1st place), Silver (2nd place) and Bronze (3rd place) medals are awarded to each qualifying team. Some teams may discover that this is not only a test of physical strength and stamina, but of mental toughness and resilience! Rated for all levels.

  • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Schwinn® Cycling: It’s all about the BASE
    Keli Roberts
    Indoor Cycling
     

    Schwinn® Cycling: It’s all about the BASE with Keli Roberts

    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 make up 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. While endurance based training isn’t a hip new, quick fix fitness craze, it is a proven way to help you increase aerobic capacity, relieve stress, increase wattage and get fitter. This much needed workshop shines a light on the "Anti-HIIT Workout” that will have your riders going harder for longer, translating to higher wattage output and bigger calories across the board. How could it get any better? Learn the secrets of creating and delivering Anti-HIIT workout stages and classes sure to delight every rider in the room!

  • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Functional Fitness After Fifty
    Mo Hagen
    Prsnl Trng & Grp Fitness
     

    Functional Fitness After Fifty with Mo Hagen

    Building a functionally strong body for the golden years requires you to train muscles with purpose for movement that matters. Trainings muscles for performance in daily activities, both routine and unexpected means that the strength gained will be helpful for protecting the body form age-related loss of strength, function and energy. In this session, you will learn about training principles based on a pyramid of training followed by a workout that will introduce you to functionally designed exercise progressions that will serve both a group exercise instructor or personal trainer’s needs.

  • 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    SLOW DANCING! - THEGROOVE™ Experience
    Heather Winia
    Group Fitness & Dance
     

    SLOW DANCING! - THEGROOVE™ Experience with Heather Winia

    You've likely heard about all the benefits of SLOW training for strength gains but have you ever considered finding the fullest potential of movement in your body through SLOW DANCING? In this session, you will experience one of the most powerful tools for a healthy life; the ability to soothe, restore and relax your mind and body through delicious movement, creativity and breath. At the same time, you'll build strength, stability, flexibility and optimal mobility throughout your body. No one can slow down for you, yet more and more research tells us how important it is! Find YOUR FLOW, elongate your muscles, decompress your joints and make sweet, sweet love to yourself! “GROOVE your body STRONG and CALM to HEAL and RESTORE”

  • 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    BollyX® the Bollywood Workout (high impact)
    Meredith Higgins
    Dance
     

    BollyX® the Bollywood Workout (high impact) with Meredith Higgins

    BollyX® is the Bollywood-inspired dance workout where participants unleash their inner rockstar! In this workshop, this effective interval-based dance cardio workout will have you sweating, smiling, rocking out to a full master class, and enhance your effectiveness as an instructor by learning our method of pre-cueing, presenting and performing. Your job as the instructor is to make each person in your class feel like a rockstar! BollyX® will teach you how to do just that.

  • 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Strength Overload
    Mindy Mylrea
    Group Fitness
     

    Strength Overload with Mindy Mylrea

    All new for 2014. Break free of the traditional strength training workout and go into Strength Overload. Using Gliding Discs then only body weight you will experience combo workouts targeting lower, upper, and core in flowing grounded patterns and dynamic explosive patterns. Learn progressions and regressions that allow all levels of fitness to feel successful.

  • 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Schwinn® Cycling: The “HARD” Conversation
    Jenn Hogg
    Indoor Cycling
     

    Schwinn® Cycling: The “HARD” Conversation with Jenn Hogg

    In our time crunched society, no one ever wants to leave class feeling like they didn’t get enough. Riders and instructors are constantly looking for new ways to ‘up the ante’. Unfortunately, many rumors exist regarding how to make class tough. In this whistle blowing workshop, we’ll shine the light on the top 5 ways instructors and riders are attempting to make class harder, what’s actually happening and what to do instead. Learn how to avoid the temptation of using these ineffective methods and replace with solid strategies to keep your class challenging in all the right ways.

  • 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Socacize® Fitness
    Ayanna Lee-Rivears
    Group Fitness & Dance
     

    Socacize® Fitness with Ayanna Lee-Rivears

    Socacize® Fitness is a creative blend of Caribbean and African dance movements set to calypso, soca. Chutney, zouk, reggae, salsa, dancehall and on occasion drum music. This exhilarating dance fitness workout is broken down into four sections: Bacchanal Warm-up, Cardio Soca Jam, Wine & Tone and Groovy Stretch. This combination targets all age group and sets the platform for a fun-filled total body workout burning up to 1000 calories per hour. Get ready for a Jam Session!

  • 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    AMPD Power Flow
    Amy Moreland
    Stephanie Helmers
    Group Fitness
     

    AMPD Power Flow with Amy Moreland and Stephanie Helmers

    AMPD Power Flow is the newest program from Kettlebell AMPD. This yoga inspired workout uses both kettlebells and resistance bands with yoga inspired movements to help participants work on balance, flexibility, and strength. This is a the perfect compliment to any cardio or strength class to give a well balanced workout. In this session we will focus on breaking down both the yoga inspired movements as well as the kettlebell form and technique. We’ll then combine the power of the resistance training with the flow of the yoga movements for a master class that’s sure to leave you feeling stronger and more balanced.

  • 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Breaking Bad
    Anthony Chavez
    Group Fitness
     

    Breaking Bad with Anthony Chavez

    How to turn every bad habit and FEAR that has ever held you back into energizing and powerful tools for high powered growth!

  • 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    More Yin, More Grin
    Tory Schaefer
    Yoga
     

    More Yin, More Grin with Tory Schaefer

    Learn how to harness the power of a moment that already exists in you to deal with the bumps of life.

  • 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Transitions
    Katie Haggerty
    Group Fitness
     

    Transitions with Katie Haggerty

    Have you ever attended a class that just seemed to flow with ease and seemed effortless, but was one of the most challenging of classes? Learn how to implement the art of transitions into any class you teach – cardio, strength, yoga – and set yourself apart from the rest by becoming a master of transitions.

  • 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    HIIT Extravaganza: Ten New Programs
    Len Kravitz
    Group Fitness
     

    HIIT Extravaganza: Ten New Programs with Len Kravitz

    The emerging research examining high-intensity intermittent exercise indicates numerous benefits for cardiovascular health, fat loss, insulin resistance and cardioprotection. The physiological and metabolic mechanisms underlying all of these responses and adaptations will be discussed. Len has scoured the research and come up with the 10 BEST HIIT programs of 2017.

  • 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Barre Tricks
    Tricia Murphy Madden
    Group Fitness
     

    Barre Tricks with Tricia Murphy Madden

    Barre rooms are filled to the brim with every small equipment exercise tool but you may find yourself going back to the same piece each time out of habit. Come learn how to break that and incorporate numerous kinds of equipment into your barre classes all while utilizing traditional barre sequencing. Take away tons of unique ideas and invigorate your barre classes ASAP!

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

    POP Pilates® Master Class with Cassey Ho

    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
    Q&A
    Cassey Ho
    Personal Training
     

    Q&A with Cassey Ho

    Q&A with Cassey Ho

Sunday March 5, 2017

  • 8:00 am - 9:30 am
    FUERZAkicboxing
    Marcelo Ehrhardt
    Group Fitness
     

    FUERZAkicboxing with Marcelo Ehrhardt

    FUERZAkicboxing- in this karate and American kickboxing fused class you'll learn fun choreography that includes strikes, blocks , punches, slips and kicks. You'll have several combinations to explore and learn. Once you've experienced this class you will then go through intensive practice and breakdown of the techniques used in class. . You will leave this workshop with easy builds to choreography and easy cues on how to deliver techniques for your best cardio kickboxing class ever!

  • 8:00 am - 9:30 am
    The Female Training Advantages 2017
    Len Kravitz
    Personal Training
     

    The Female Training Advantages 2017 with Len Kravitz

    This original lecture reviews recently published research and the latest technology documenting some unique female training advantages. Gender differences in fat metabolism, muscle fiber changes, muscle strength, muscular endurance, body composition, hormones and other physiological factors are discussed. Resistance and aerobic training program designs, specifically for women, are presented. This ultramodern lecture is a ‘must attend’ for any fitness professional who trains female clients and for those female fitness enthusiasts who strive to attain the most optimal physiological benefits from their training.

  • 8:00 am - 9:30 am
    Heavily Meditated & Highly Motivated An Introduction to Meditation for The Fitness Mind
    Petra Kolber
    All
     

    Heavily Meditated & Highly Motivated An Introduction to Meditation for The Fitness Mind with Petra Kolber

    The greatest “muscle” you will ever train will be your mind. Come and learn ‘gateway” meditations that can be first steps to incorporating mindfulness into a fitness lifestyle. Learn the latest research that supports the many health and wellness benefits of this practice, and discover easy to replicate mini meditations that can be used immediately with the typical clients we see daily. Train a body – change a body. Train a mind – change a life.

  • 8:00 am - 9:30 am
    Aqua Fitness for the Inner Athlete
    Ginger Heisler
    Aqua
     

    Aqua Fitness for the Inner Athlete with Ginger Heisler

    If you thought water fitness was only for rehab and seniors, think again. Learn how to use 1-2 classes a week in the pool to increase your strength, stamina, and cardiovascular fitness for enhanced performance on land. This challenging workout will improve all aspects of your health and wellness and challenge you in ways you didn’t know were possible from a water workout.

  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Barre Above Instructor Certification $229, 0.8 ACE, 8 AFAA, 8 LT
    Tricia Murphy Madden
    Grp Fitness, Dance & Mind Body
     

    Barre Above Instructor Certification $229, 0.8 ACE, 8 AFAA, 8 LT with Tricia Murphy Madden

    Come Join Barre Above™ for an eclectic and progressive method of barre training for all bodies. Learn all of the essentials in how to implement, launch, and run a successful and in-demand barre program anywhere. Whether you have mounted barres, portable ones, or even chairs, this education fits all needs for clubs, studios, and independent instructors. Barre Above is based on applied science to create strength, flexibility, and balance in the body. With foundational education taught with flexible options, you’ll be able to teach a fun, effective, and efficient barre workout for all fitness levels. AFAA (7.0), ACE (0.8) No CPR card required.2 DVDs, Instructor Manual. No Additional Fees once certified. Learn Progression and Regression of all exercises for any students, from beginners to advanced or even those with injuries. $229

  • 8:00 am - 9:30 am
    Rock 'n' Roll Vinyasa
    Donna Thomas
    Yoga
     

    Rock 'n' Roll Vinyasa with Donna Thomas

    A music style that has generally focused on excess, this yoga experience will explore the music and mindset of rock music as it relates to similar issues we face today. Let's party, flow and find the freedom that only rock 'n' roll can provide.

  • 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Tabata GX (Fueled by Tabata Bootcamp™ Instructor Workout Cert, $159, 0.5 ACE, 5.0 AFAA, 0.5 NASM
    Mindy Mylrea
    Group Fitness
     

    Tabata GX (Fueled by Tabata Bootcamp™ Instructor Workout Cert, $159, 0.5 ACE, 5.0 AFAA, 0.5 NASM with Mindy Mylrea

    The most intelligent HIIT GX program is now yours. Tabata GX™ provides the science and the sizzle. Master exercise applications and patterning for the ultimate Group X class for every body. Unique HIIT timing is utilized based on science and smarts. You will master the art of inspiration and delivery with our proven teaching methodology. Don’t be just a good instructor. Let TABATA GX make you great! Certification includes: manual, figure-eight tubing, complete exercise library with workout templates, certificate of completion No licensing fees and no cost to attend future Tabata Bootcamp® trainings, plus discounts on all Tabata Bootcamp® and Tabata GX™ gear, Tabata Bootcamp™ gear, and equipment. CPR card not required. SCW (7.0), AFAA (7.0), ACE (0.7), NASM (0.7), AEA (3.5). $159.99. When registering as package with Successful Bootcamp™ Business, package cost for both certifications is $229.99 – almost $30 savings!

  • 8:00 am - 9:30 am
    Schwinn® Cycling: If You Build It, They WILL Come
    Doris Thews
    Indoor Cycling
     

    Schwinn® Cycling: If You Build It, They WILL Come with Doris Thews

    Looking for ways to ensure your riders get what they need each and every time they sit in the saddle? Look no further - come learn Schwinn’s new and improved class design system that makes creating classes a cinch. How you decide what to do, what to say and what to play provides the framework for unforgettable class experiences for all members. But, class design shouldn’t be stressful or time consuming for YOU! You’ll leave with an easy to follow, turnkey system for selecting the best content, layering in mind/body elements and organizing music to bring it all together. Whether you are new to teaching indoor cycling or a long time cycling coach looking for new ideas, this session will fill your toolbox with practical tips you’ll put to work right away!

  • 8:00 am - 9:30 am
    Total Body - Props for P.T. and Group X
    Greg Sims
    Group Fitness
     

    Total Body - Props for P.T. and Group X with Greg Sims

    Greg leads you through a high intensity, no cardio - all muscle and core workout that will attack basically all muscles in your body...hence the title. Grab a couple of towels and you experience the format that has led his classes to total success and totally packed!

  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Kettlebell AMPD Instructor Training 0.7 ACE, 7.0 AFAA, $225 early bird discount $199
    Amy Moreland
    Group Fitness
     

    Kettlebell AMPD Instructor Training 0.7 ACE, 7.0 AFAA, $225 early bird discount $199 with Amy Moreland

    Kettlebell AMPD is a group fitness format that takes heart-pumping music and kettlebell moves, and combines them into 60 minutes of calorie torching fun! The program uses lightweight kettlebells, in both traditional and non-traditional ways, to create a fun, effective full body workout. Combining the benefits of strength training, functional movements and cardiovascular exercise, this program is a safe and effective workout for all ages and fitness levels.

  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    PiYo® LIVE Instructor Training $249, .7 ACE , .7 NASM, 8.25 AFAA, 8 LT
    Bridget Frederick
    Group Fitness
     

    PiYo® LIVE Instructor Training $249, .7 ACE , .7 NASM, 8.25 AFAA, 8 LT 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
    BollyX® the Bollywood Workout $149, 0.8 ACE, 7 AFAA, 0.7 NASM, 8 LT $129 early bird discount
    Meredith Higgins
    Group Fitness
     

    BollyX® the Bollywood Workout $149, 0.8 ACE, 7 AFAA, 0.7 NASM, 8 LT $129 early bird discount 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
    R.I.P.P.E.D. Inst. Cert. $229 EB $279 Reg $309 Door .8 ACE .8 NASM 7.5 AFAA 8 LT
    Jenna Moore
    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 Jenna Moore

    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 (15% off early bird), 0.8 ACE, 8.0 AFAA, 8.0 AFAA, 8.0
    Jules Fultz
    Group Fitness
     

    POP Pilates® Instructor Training Course $299 (15% off early bird), 0.8 ACE, 8.0 AFAA, 8.0 AFAA, 8.0 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
    The Roll Model® Method - Ball Sequencing and Innovation, $249 0.7 ACE, 0.7 NASM, 7 ACSM, 8 LT
    Laurie Streff
    Mind Body
     

    The Roll Model® Method - Ball Sequencing and Innovation, $249 0.7 ACE, 0.7 NASM, 7 ACSM, 8 LT with Laurie Streff

    This training empowers you to personally adopt and teach simple, effective self-care regimens for pain-relief and improved performance. Learn the art of creating innovative Therapy Ball sequences to provide instant feedback of improved function for yourself and your clients. The 4 different sized Roll Model® balls included in this module can be used as an adjunct offering within fitness classes, personal training sessions, Pilates, yoga, massage therapy, and special needs populations.

  • 9:45 am - 11:15 am
    Step+Dance=Party
    Katie Haggerty
    Group Fitness
     

    Step+Dance=Party with Katie Haggerty

    Take the basic movements of step and add the intricacy of dance, and you will have a party! Learn how to evolve basic step movements utilizing the music beyond 4, 8 or 16 counts and discover new ways to effectively deliver and communicate the breakdown, so that every student leaves with a feeling of success and ready for the next party!

  • 9:45 am - 11:15 am
    Schwinn® Cycling: The Recovery RX
    Jenn Hogg
    Indoor Cycling
     

    Schwinn® Cycling: The Recovery RX with Jenn Hogg

    The peaks of training get all the attention – we continue to tweak the ‘work’ to be more challenging and effective, often overlooking the important part our ‘valleys’ play in ‘prescribing’ programs for our riders. Understanding how the fuel you choose, flexibility and strength training you do, and sub-anaerobic work you challenge yourself with can enhance performance will help you, and your students, be fitter, faster and healthier. Learn the secrets to dialing in effective recovery strategies both inside and outside the cycling studio. Review the research you need, resources you’ll reference, and rides you’ll relish to give your riders just what the doctor ordered.

  • 9:45 am - 11:15 am
    HIGH Fitness: Choreographed Interval Training WO
    Amber Zenith
    Group Fitness
     

    HIGH Fitness: Choreographed Interval Training WO with Amber Zenith

    HIGH Fitness is an energetic, hardcore, pre-choreographed interval training class that is just as easy to teach as it is to follow. This format combines pop songs (old and new) with seriously intense plyometric and cardio movement, creating a recipe for success that promises repeat participation and results! You will love HIGH Fitness' combination of intense cardio peaks interspersed with toning tracks. There’s no better way to describe it than “body sculpting fun”!

  • 9:45 am - 11:15 am
    Everything Resistance Training
    Len Kravitz
    Personal Training
     

    Everything Resistance Training with Len Kravitz

    Come learn the best training program designs for improving strength and hypertrophy. Many questions about muscle will be answered regarding specific applications to training including muscle metabolism and volume versus intensity training considerations. Come learn the latest research on training muscle.

  • 9:45 am - 11:15 am
    Freedom Flow
    Rob Glick
    Yoga
     

    Freedom Flow with Rob Glick

    Practice from the inside out in this exhilarating vinyasa yoga session. You’ll learn a fun, creative sequence then enjoy the freedom of molding and tweaking it to ensure you get the most out of your own personal experience. More and more teachers are learning how to teach this style of yoga in order to foster a sacred space for their students where they can meet them where there at, inspire them, support them and, in many cases, get out of their way. Come find your own freedom on the mat.

  • 9:45 am - 11:15 am
    W.E.T. - Water Exercise (and Entertainment!) Techniques
    Ginger Heisler
    Aqua
     

    W.E.T. - Water Exercise (and Entertainment!) Techniques with Ginger Heisler

    The number of adults age 65 and over is expected to double in the next 25 years. Seniors are currenty the fastest growing population and life expectancy has risen to 78.8, a record high. Water fitness can be essential for maintaining cardiovascular health and wellness and can provide any age participant muscular strength, toning and core conditioning. Join Ginger for this workshop and learn a simple way to create programming for all ages and levels of water fitness enthusiasts!

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

    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
    F.I.R.E.! - Fierce Interval Resistance Exercise Cert Course, $109, 0.6 ACE, 5.0 AFAA,6.0 LT, .6 NASM
    TBD
    Prsnl Trng & Grp Fitness
     

    F.I.R.E.! - Fierce Interval Resistance Exercise Cert Course, $109, 0.6 ACE, 5.0 AFAA,6.0 LT, .6 NASM with TBD

    Become a F.I.R.E. certified instructor and earn valuable CEC’s. This six hour in-depth course reviews the science behind metabolic conditioning, functional training and high intensity interval training. Instructors and trainers will develop essential coaching skills through practical application. This step-by-step system will provide you with 3 full total body metabolic workouts suitable for Small Group Training and traditional Group Exercise settings. Learn plug and play formats ready to go for your class on Monday! Equipment: The Step or the BOSU Balance Trainer, Dumbbells and Rubber Resistance Tubing

  • 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Socacize Basic Level 1 Training $275 regular, $220 early bird discount, FIS/4 ACE/TBD
    Ayanna Lee-Rivears
    Group Fitness
     

    Socacize Basic Level 1 Training $275 regular, $220 early bird discount, FIS/4 ACE/TBD with Ayanna Lee-Rivears

    Socacize Basic Level 1 Training $275 regular, $220 early bird discount, FIS/4 ACE/TBD

  • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Schwinn® Cycling: Hot Topics In the Saddle
    Jenn Hogg
    Indoor Cycling
     

    Schwinn® Cycling: Hot Topics In the Saddle with Jenn Hogg

    Whether in your classes or in the media, people are talking about these indoor cycling issues - resistance, leg speed and muscle hypertrophy, total body strength work during the ride, heart rate training versus training with wattage, and coaching with display technology. Come hear Schwinn’s take on these hot topics, coupled with the science to clear up myths and misconceptions. Then experience a ride that only Schwinn can offer, filled with dynamic interaction, motivation and music.

  • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Ultimate Calorie Burning Makeover
    Len Kravitz
    Personal Training
     

    Ultimate Calorie Burning Makeover with Len Kravitz

    This engaging lecture will explain the components of metabolism and calorie burning, factors that affect RMR, and the latest biomedical research understandings on exercise metabolism and caloric expenditure. In addition, all participants will learn 15 documented ways to physiologically boost metabolism and 8 fabulous calorie burning workouts.

  • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Meditative Restore
    Kaycee Dunfield
    Yoga
     

    Meditative Restore with Kaycee Dunfield

    Slow down... Breathe....and take a moment to listen. Our practice will begin with silent meditation, then go deeper as we transition into our restorative postures. Rejuvenation, meditation and self-care.

  • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Core Programming: Sexy Meets Scientific
    Corey Grenz
    Personal Training
     

    Core Programming: Sexy Meets Scientific with Corey Grenz

    Regarding core training some experts suggest doing endless amounts of flexion and rotation based exercises. Other experts suggest exercises involving spinal flexion and rotation are bad. So who is right? This presentation/workshop will teach basic anatomy of the spine and the muscles of the core. Next, learn exercises that train the core using stability, dynamic stability and traditional movement. Finally walk away with routines that are quick, challenging, scientifically sound and exciting!

  • 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    IFTA Aqua Instructor Certification, $149, 4 AFAA & 4 IFTA, 4 LT
    Greg Sims
    Aqua
     

    IFTA Aqua Instructor Certification, $149, 4 AFAA & 4 IFTA, 4 LT with Greg Sims

    Who says a certification should be boring and nerve wracking? Attend this one and learn all you need to know about leading an aqua class in a fun environment led by Greg Sims. When you leave this training you will know the ins and outs of aqua fitness and be able to lead and exciting and powerful workout! Includes lecture of study materials, written test, and the last part of the course is an aqua workout in the pool. “This certification is included with the main conference registration. Just select this option at the 2pm time block and do not make a session selection for the 4pm time block.”

  • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    G.R.A.N.T. Grooves!
    Clay Grant
    Dance
     

    G.R.A.N.T. Grooves! with Clay Grant

    These Great Rhythms & Amazing Nonstop Transitions will take you on a journey to the land of cardio grooves and body shakin’ moves. Join Clay in his signature cardio movement class and experience the groove like no other. The dance choreography runs from beginner to advanced and everything in between. In this high energy, exhilarating workout, each block is broken down, layered and then peeled away using Claymotion, Clay’s proven method of breakdown, shakedown and takedown. Everybody can dance, sweat and have fun as we reveal the secrets of movement, choreography and rhythm. Don’t miss your chance to move to the groove!!

  • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Music Mixology $89 - 0.30 ACE
    Abrea Wooten
    Group Fitness
     

    Music Mixology $89 - 0.30 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
    RESILIENCE WORKS: A Life Coaching Intensive with SGT Ken®, $119, $99 EB, .4 ACE, .4 NASM/4 AFAA
    SGT Ken Weichert
    Group Fitness
     

    RESILIENCE WORKS: A Life Coaching Intensive with SGT Ken®, $119, $99 EB, .4 ACE, .4 NASM/4 AFAA with SGT Ken Weichert

    There are two things that can happen to you when faced with an obstacle of any kind: fall apart or bounce back. Resilience, often referred to as emotional fitness or mental toughness, is when you face adversity head-on and grow from your experience. During this 4-hour workshop, you will be immersed with strategies of how to connect for effect, push for perspective, champion through change, live to learn, opt for optimism and how to be your absolute best. SGT Ken has over 300 hours providing resilience training to military and non-military audiences.

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.

 

Nnanna .

Nnanna Egbujiobi focuses on helping people transform themselves through life-altering experiences that enrich their daily lives. Previously, Nnanna worked at Nike where he focused on brand development and acquired an MBA degree, experiences which would help shape and prepare him for the company and movement that has become NEW VYBE®. As a performer, Nnanna has opened for big music acts such as 50cent and B2K. He incorporated his love of performance into the STREET VYBE™ fitness format, in which the entertainment is as important as the exercise. As a validation of this successful formula, in 2012 Nnanna was personally asked to open for fitness legend Billy Blanks during his tour of Lifetime Fitness facilities across the country, leading a 45-minute STREET VYBE™ workout for 500+ people.

 

Dana Anderson

Dana is a Power Music Master Trainer and has been in the fitness industry for over 13 years. Her passion is motivating and challenging people to be their best, including herself. She is extremely well rounded, teaching multiple formats including: kickboxing, strength training, yoga, Pilates, bootcamp, sports conditioning and cycle. She is also an avid runner, completing multiple marathons, 50 mile trail races, and recently a 100 mile trail race. She also has her degree in Exercise Science from BYU.

 

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.

 

Joe Distefano

Joe DiStefano, BS, is Director of Sport at Spartan Race. He has well over a decade of coaching, training and fitness industry experience, and has helped 1000s of individuals, gym owners, celebrities, professional athletes, as well as Fortune 500 companies,improve their approach to fitness. Certifications include CSCS, PES, CES.

 

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.

 

Melanie Douglass

Melanie Douglass is a Registered Dietitian, group fitness instructor, personal trainer and hardcore music aficionado. She is the Director of Business Development for Yes! Fitness Music. Her experience as a best-selling author, fitness video producer, business owner, and international presenter led her to create numerous workouts promoted and shared worldwide, including TONIC, Switch, Ruthless, 10 Pound Challenge and more. She is certified with AFAA and NASM and has taught all types of group fitness over her 25-year career.

 

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.”

 

Andrea Du Cane

Andrea Du Cane is Director of Certifications for Dragon Door Publications, a Master Kettlebell Instructor, CK-FMS certified, CICS certified, RIST- ZHealth certified, and has a BA in Psychology from the University of Minnesota, ACE-GF. She has written and produced two DVD’s The Kettlebell Goddess Workout DVD, a top selling Kettlebell DVD on Amazon.com and The Kettlebell Boomer. Her DVD, Working With Special Populations, was filmed at the RKC Level II. Her Ageless Body Book was released fall of 2011. She is one of the athlete’s featured in the TRX-Kettlebell Power DVD. She published articles on Russian Kettlebells for Best Body Magazine and was interviewed and photographed for an article introducing kettlebells for Oxygen Magazine. She was featured on Breaking Muscle website as the February 2012 coach of the month. She has been a presenter for the EMPOWER! Conferences held around the U.S since 2014. She was a presenter at the Dragon Door Health & Strength conferences, in 2015 & 2016.

 

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.

 

Marcelo Ehrhardt

Marcelo Ehrhardt is the Group Fitness Director for Chicago's Lakeshore Sport & Fitness, Fitness Presenter and Group Fitness Instructor. A leader in the industry for over 15 years he's the creator of multiple formats that have been featured on several National and local TV programs ; National and International Publications. New York Magazine voted his class Best New Class 2004.

 

Shannon Fable.

Shannon Fable, 2013 IDEA and 2006 ACE Instructor of the Year, is a fitness business and programming consultant who has helped impressive brands such as Anytime Fitness, Schwinn®, Power Systems, ACE, and BOSU® over the last 20 years. As an experienced educator and certified Book Yourself Solid® Business Coach, she helps fitness entrepreneurs navigate the industry and make more money. Fable, a member of the ACE Board of Directors, is the owner of GroupEx PRO®, a cloud based group fitness management tool, and Balletone®.

 

Kathleen Farrell

Kathleen Farrell, MS MFT is a lifestyle coach on a mission to help people tap into their unique energy. Kathleen infuses her Northwestern University Clinical Psychology background, with 12+ years in the fitness industry as a trainer, educator, and experience managing elite group fitness programs. Let's unleash your power!

 

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

 

Lauren George

Lauren George is the creator of PulsePointe barre an innovative and challenging cardio barre format. After completing her undergraduate and master’s degree in Sport Management, Lauren ran the fitness programs at The Baylor Tom Landry Fitness Center, Florida State University, and ToddPilates. Her true passion has always been mentoring other instructors. Currently, Lauren teaches classes at Clemson Yoga, instructs Leisure Skills courses for Clemson University, and leads PulsePointe barre Instructor Trainings. Her certifications include ACE, AFAA, Balanced Body, and YogaFit.

 

Shannon Gilbertson

Shannon is an AFAA certified group fitness instructor and personal trainer in Southern Wisconsin. The owner and operator of Infitium Fitness LLC, she has been a group fitness instructor and personal trainer for the last 10 years. As Master Trainer, Program Director and International Presenter for Kettlebell AMPD, Shannon has been able to combine her love of fitness and her love of travel. Her passion for fitness began by attending a local group fitness class and has evolved into a full time career. Shannon believes that the key to being a successful instructor and trainer is to be continuously learning and evolving.

 

Rob Glick

Rob is the Senior Director of Group Fitness, Yoga and Cycle at Life Time. He was named the 2006 International Presenter of the Year by CanFit Pro and the 2005 Best Male Presenter by ECA. He holds a B.S. in exercise science and continues to bring cutting-edge education, programming and sessions to the fitness industry at conferences all over the world. If you’d like to enjoy a workout with Rob, try one of the many fitness videos he has starred in, including newly released CORE Cuts, Progressive Yoga and More Amazing Cardio Combos’; tune into ExerciseTV where you’ll find him as one of the ‘Star Trainers’ or join Rob live as he teaches classes weekly at Life Time in Laguna Niguel. To get in contact with Rob or take one of his classes you can find him on Facebook.
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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 since 1999 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. Katie is a National Group Fitness Brand Manager, co-creator and instructor of numerous developmental workshops to grow the Life Time Fitness brand. She is a presenter at national fitness conferences and motivational speaker. She 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!

 

Stephanie Helmers

Stephanie is a NETA certified personal trainer, group fitness instructor, and 200 E-RYT through Yoga Alliance. The owner and operator of Zen and Pow Studio LLC, in Southwest Wisconsin, she has been an instructor for 5 years and business owner for 4 years. Through teaching various formats, anything from yoga, to kickboxing, to kettlebells, Stephanie has a passion for all forms of movement and enjoys fusing different styles of movement together to create amazing and unique workouts for her classes and clients. 

 

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!

 

Cassey Ho

Cassey Ho, the creator of POP Pilates, is an award-winning fitness instructor, entrepreneur and online personality. In 2009, she started her YouTube channel, Blogilates, which is now the #1 female fitness channel with over 400 million video views and 3 million subscribers. She's also the author of the best-selling book, Hot Body Year Round and is the designer of her own activewear line, POPFLEX.

 

Jenn Hogg

Jenn 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.

 

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 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.

 

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.

 

Kristen Johnson

Kristen is the registered dietitian, motivational speaker for On Target Living and author of Target To Table: Delicious & Healthy Meals One Superfood at a Time. Kristen travels the world inspiring people to Live Deliciously. Over the years, Kristen has become the true expert on teaching people how to live a healthy lifestyle which ultimately leads to better performance in all aspects of life. Her practical ideas and real- life stories teach people how to make simple upgrades to healthy and delicious eating.

 

Clare Karp

Clare Karp began her career in the Fitness Industry in 2005 teaching Spinning, Pilates and group fitness classes. She has a background of competitive swimming, basketball and triathlons. In 2013 she completed a 200hr Yoga teacher training and followed that with Stand up Paddle Board Yoga certification. In 2014 Clare took her love for water and fitness creating Float Your Mat, a floating studio that offers yoga and fitness classes in pools though out Ohio and Kentucky. Clare has spent the previous 2 years growing her business teaching over 200 floating classes. Float Your Mat is a registered teaching studio through Yoga Alliance and BOGAFiT certifications. When not at a pool teaching Clare enjoys time at home relaxing or outdoors on an adventure with her husband Justin and their four children.

 

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. Len has received the prestigious Specialty Presenter of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award from canfitpro.
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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.

 

Kelsey Lane

Kelsey Lane is a Master Trainer and the Choreography Director for Kettlebell AMPD. She is an AFAA certified Group Exercise Instructor. Kelsey currently works as a Physical Therapy Technician, and instructs group fitness in southern Indiana. She is set to start studying to be a Physical Therapy Assistant at Vincennes University in August.

 

Ayanna Lee-Rivears

Ayanna Lee-Rivears is Socacize® founder, instructor, dancer and choreographer. Born in Trinidad and Tobago, Ayanna was passionate in learning the dance styles practiced in that particular country. Ayanna ventured to Caribbean Folk Performers where she was exposed to indigenous Caribbean, African and Modern Contemporary dance styles. During this time she established a reputation as “Limbo Dancer Extraordinaire” which has in turn, led her to tour extensively in the USA, Virgin Islands, Asia, Canada and the Caribbean.

 

Josh Leve

Josh Leve is the Founder & CEO of the Association of Fitness Studios. AFS’ mission is to provide studio owners and entrepreneurial fitness professionals with the platform to effectively start, manage, and grow their businesses. Both Josh’s grandfather and father started fitness associations. His grandfather, the National Court Clubs Association (NCCA) and his father Chuck is a founding employee of IHRSA. Prior to starting AFS, Josh served as General Manager for several high-end health clubs in Chicago, successfully turning around the financial performance of three different facilities, while also managing and consulting with other fitness studios.

 

Ira McNamara

Ira McNamara is a graduate of the York University Kinesiology Program. He is a 20 year fitness veteran who has fulfilled a vast variety of roles in the industry. As the owner/operator of Cornerstone Fitness he offers live and online fitness experiences and provides consulting and education for fitness leaders/organizations. He is a repeat presenter at recognized fitness conferences such as canfitpro and BC’ Fit. He has had the opportunity to be the keynote speaker inspiring the employees and volunteers of YMCA at their annual fitness retreat weekend. Ira is passionate about his family life and inspiring people to find everyday balance between working towards a dream and living fully engaged with the people around them. After 20 years of teaching group fitness POUND ignited Ira’s love for group fitness again. Connecting with the BEAT and letting the music move you resonated well with Ira.

 

Jenna Moore

Jenna Moore, MS, CSCS, is a professionally trained dancer with a MS in Exercise Science and over ten years of experience teaching dance and fitness classes. In addition to being a R.I.P.P.E.D. Master Trainer, Jenna is the Assistant Director of Fitness and Wellness at Binghamton University in upstate New York. Jenna is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA), a Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA), a Certified Group Exercise Instructor (AFAA), as well as being a Certified Red Cross CPR and AED Instructor. Jenna appreciates classes that are fun, effective, and use great music to keep you motivated. This is why she absolutely loves teaching R.I.P.P.E.D! Jenna combines her knowledge and experience in dance, exercise, and athleticism to provide classes full of heart pounding excitement!

 

Amy Moreland

Amy is the Creator of Kettlebell AMPD as well as the owner of You Rock Fitness, LLC and a Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor. She is AFAA, ACE, and NETA certified, a Presenter for SCW and CanfitPro. Amy created Kettlebell AMPD to bring the kettlebell into a group fitness setting adaptable for anyone. She uses Kettlebell AMPD as a program that allows people of all fitness levels to enjoy the benefits of kettlebell training with the energy of heart-pumping music.

 

Tricia Murphy Madden

Tricia Murphy-Madden is the Education Director for Savvier Fitness, former club owner and fitness director for 15 years. In addition to co-creating Barre Above™, she has developed many highly acclaimed programs for the industry, including Urban Striptease Aerobics, My Best Friends Workout, a fitness program designed for pet owners to get in shape while walking their pet, and now the ABC's of Exercise, a children's book that provides 10–20 minutes of exercise for kids ages 3–6 years old. Certifications: ACE, AFAA

 

Mindy Mylrea

Mindy Mylrea is the 2016 Empower Instructor of the Year, 2015 PFP Trainer of the Year. 2015 International Presenter of the Year, 2013 CanFitPro Specialty Presenter of the Year, 2008 ECA OBOW Fitness Presenter of the Year, the 2004 Can Fit Pro International Presenter of the Year, the 1999 International IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year, a National and World Aerobic Champion, an AVIA sponsored athlete, and a five star presenter for IDEA. Mindy is the creator of Gliding Tabata Bootcamp One Day to Wellness and on pro development team for Schwinn Cycling, Body Bar, and Bosu.
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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!

 

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.

 

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.
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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 with over 25 years of fitness experience. Passionate about inspiring people to prioritize self-care through exploratory movement and restorative techniques, she is especially excited to share the self-care principles of therapeutic mobility and myofascial release created by Yoga Tune Up® and The Roll Model® Method which bring heightened awareness of what the body needs to operate at its very best. www.yogatuneup.com

 

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Doris Thews

Doris Thews has 30+ years in the fitness Industry. Starting as a college athlete to Divisional Director for a large US Health Club chain and now owns a fitness consulting business. Doris consults, represents and leads several International fitness brands, including, Program Director for Indo-Row and ShockWave, Senior Master Trainer and Global Mentor for Schwinn, International Development Master Trainer team member for BOSU and Hedstrom Fitness, Power Music Advisory Board Member and Lead RYKA Fit-Pro Ambassador
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Donna Thomas

Donna is currently the Yoga Signature Program Manager for Life Time. After spending the early part of her career in fitness, she then took that same passion and channeled it into her love of yoga. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and is known for her gritty and authentic style.

 

SGT Ken Weichert

Ken Weichert (aka SGT Ken®) is an award winning international speaker, six-time U.S. Army Soldier of the Year, Master Resilience Trainer, Counterintelligence Agent and decorated combat veteran. Ken is the recipient of the canfitpro 2011 Best New Presenter of the Year, EMPOWER Fitness 2013 Male Presenter of the Year, and the IDEA World 2016 Fitness Instructor of the Year awards, and has been featured numerous times on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox News.
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Heather Winia

Heather S. Winia, ACE Certified (1994), THEGROOVE Master Trainer (2011), Adjunct Professor in Movement Science at Grand Valley State University (2005), Holistic Health Counselor (2005) and BA in Dance from Hope College (1991). Heather has presented workshops and taught classes in the world of health, wellness and fitness for over 20 years. After directing a corporate fitness program for 12 years, she formed her own business as a holistic health coach and fitness instructor. Variety is the spice of life and that is why she enjoys teaching many modes of movement…GROOVE, yoga, Pilates, body sculpting, outdoor cross training and SUP workouts. She loves sharing her passion for vibrant, authentic living by combining meaningful mind-body connections with functional, purposeful movements. Dance like nobody’s watching and feel your level of health soar to new heights!

 

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.

 

Amber Zenith

Since the beginning of my fitness journey my passion has always been group exercise! After teaching and taking hundreds of classes, my favorite format became dance fitness thanks to my now business partner Emily Nelson. As a non-dancer I began to choreograph simple/base fitness moves to music instead of dance moves and created a HIIT style choreographed interval training class. With my marketing experience I branded the class and alongside my business partner Emily Nelson, we created “High Fitness”!

 

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($124/night) to EMPOWER! participants until Feb 15th

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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