March 5, 2015 - March 8, 2015

Intercontinental O’Hare

5300 N. River Road Rosemont, IL 60018
ph. 847.544.5300

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Sign up now to geth the Early Bird registration of $249.00 until 2/13/15 for the full main event. Don't wait sign up early get your 1st choice. If you don't see a seesion in the drop down that means it's full. 



​We ​are ​planning ​and ​INCREDIBLE ​event!!! ​ ​Please ​allow ​us ​to ​drop ​a ​few ​names ​that ​we ​are ​very ​excited ​to ​have ​participating ​in ​EMPOWER! ​Fusion ​2015:



**Dragon Door
**Fierce Funk
**Groove Method


**Lebert Fitness®



To be announced

We look forward to seeing you at the event! 


Event Information

Thursday March 5, 2015

No classes scheduled.

Friday March 6, 2015

No classes scheduled.

Saturday March 7, 2015

No classes scheduled.

Sunday March 8, 2015

No classes scheduled.


Leslee Bender

Leslee Bender 2010 finalist for IDEA Instructor of the year, graduate of the Gray Institute of Applied Functional Science and creator of the Bender Ball has over 25 years in the fitness industry presenting internationally. Leslee has created the first core training programming with a small ball to protect the back as documented by The Journal Of Applied Research. B.A. ACSM, NASM ACE SCW faculty, Master trainer for Realryder, Gray Institute, Chi Bolster, and Savvier.
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Andrea Du Cane

Andrea Du Cane is Director of Certifications for Dragon Door Publications, a Master Kettlebell Instructor, CK-FMS certified, CICS certified, Primal Move National Instructor and RIST, ZHealth certified, and has a BA in Psychology from the University of Minnesota. She has written and produced two DVDs The Kettlebell Goddess Workout, a top selling Kettlebell DVD on Amazon.com and her most recent 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 featured in the From Russia With Tough Love video and book, and was one of the athletes featured in the TRX-Kettlebell Power DVD. She published an article on Russian Kettlebells for Best Body Magazine. She was interviewed and photographed for an article introducing kettlebells for Oxygen Magazine.


Katie Haggerty

Katie Haggerty, is a National Group Fitness Brand Manager for Life Time Fitness. Katie is known for her ability to create a perfect balance of innovation, breakdown and functionality while bringing her signature style of fun and pure entertainment to various group fitness formats. Katie teaches several workshops to develop and grow the Life Time brand, presents at fitness conferences and delivers motivational lectures. She holds a degree in Kinesiology from the University of Minnesota and is ACE certified.


Stacey Lei Krauss

Specializing in foot-fitness since 2000, Stacey Lei Krauss is the Lead Fitness Advisor for Vibram FiveFingers®. She is the creator of the globally recognized barefoot fusion program; The willPower Method®, and co-owner of The willPower FIT STUDIO in Denver, CO. Stacey Lei is a Reiki practitioner, a Master Trainer for Schwinn® Cycling, BOSU®, Indo-Row®, Peak Pilates®, and a proud a member of the GSeries Fit Trainer Team.
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Mark Stone

Mark is a member of the teaching faculty for the C.H.E.K Institute and a C.H.E.K Practitioner Level 4. He's co-owner of North Shore Smart Bodies, a corrective exercise and personal training facility. Mark served as a Nike Training Athlete and instructor for 7 years teaching courses in exercise program design, functional strength training, and athletic performance. He's co-produced 2 series of educational videotapes and manuals on functional strength training, program design, and rehabilitation.


Helen Vanderburg

Helen Vanderburg, BPE, is owner of Heavens Elevated Fitness Club and Fusion Fitness Training™. With over 30 year of experience in club management, program development and motivational speaking she brings a wealth of experience to her presentations worldwide. She is the recipient of many industry awards, including the 2013 CanFitPro Presenter of the Year, 2005 IDEA Instructor of the Year, and an elite athlete as a former World Champion synchronized swimmer and honored member of the Sports Hall of Fame. Certifications: AFLCA, CFP, ACE, E-RYT Yoga certified



Early-Early Bird Pricing for the Full-Main Conference: $199 until January 6th

 $249 until February 13, $289 after


Friday Only: $179 until February 13, $199 after

Saturday Only: $179 until February 13, $199 after

Sunday Only: $129 until February 13, $149 after 

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Travel Information

Rates listed are from last year's event.  We are currently negotiating special rates for this year.

Closest Airport:

  • O’Hare International Airport(ORD), less than 5 miles from event location


Event Location:

Intercontinental O’Hare

5300 N. River Road

Rosemont, IL 60018                       

ph. 847.544.5300

Special Event Rates:




Double /Twins   


Junior Suites       


One bedroom suites


Visit EMPOWER! Fusion link to receive special discounted pricing.  Click on the brown box in the upper right hand corner where it says VIEW ROOMS AND RATES to choose the dates and rates.  if you would prefer to call the hotel, you can request a room under EMPOWER! Fusion.


Cut Off Date for Special Rates: February 2014


Ground Transportation:

  • Complimentary Shuttle from ORD

Frequently Asked Questions


Q: What is Empower?

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

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

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

Q: Who should attend?

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

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

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

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

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



Q: How do I register?

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

1855 BE EMPOWERED 1 855 233 6769


Q: How does course selection work?

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



Q: When can I check in?

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

Q: What will I receive at check in?

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

Q: What should I bring?

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

Q: How do I get a receipt?

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



Q: What are CECs?

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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