June 9, 2017 - June 11, 2017

Life Time Athletic Cary

1700 Regency Pkwy. Cary, NC 27518

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Friday June 9, 2017

  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Zumba! Let it MOVE YOU!
    Stephanie Masceri

    Zumba! Let it MOVE YOU! with Stephanie Masceri

    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

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

    PulsePointe Party At The barre (Master Class) – No CECs 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 to define and challenge the body in a whole new way. PulsePointe takes barre to the next level by matching each segment with upbeat music to motivate and energize your class. This master class will take traditional barre choreography up a notch to spice up your classes and challenge your students in new ways. Turn your class into a power packed cardiovascular and strength extravaganza that students will love!

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

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

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

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

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

    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.

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

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

    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 - 5:00 pm
    Life Time Group Fitness Instructor Training $189, 0.8 ACE, 8 LT
    Donna Thomas
    Group Fitness

    Life Time Group Fitness Instructor Training $189, 0.8 ACE, 8 LT with Donna Thomas

    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!

  • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    BOGAFiT LVL 1 Certification $269, .7 ACE, 6 AFAA, .6 NASM, 7 LT
    Clare Karp
    Group Fitness

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

Sunday June 11, 2017

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

    STRONG by Zumba™, $250, $225 EB, 8 AFAA, .8 ACE with Reneé Pickett

    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.

  • 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Yoga Intensive: Impactful Assists, $89
    Donna Thomas

    Yoga Intensive: Impactful Assists, $89 with Donna Thomas

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Yoga Intensive: Mindful Meditation Techniques, $89
    Donna Thomas

    Yoga Intensive: Mindful Meditation Techniques, $89 with Donna Thomas

    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.


Emily Booth

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


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.


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.


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.


Becky Langton



Stephanie Masceri

Stephanie Masceri, MEd, is a national and international education specialist and presenter for Zumba® fitness. She has choreographed for and been featured in the Zumba® Instructor Network DVDs. She was part of the development team for the Zumba® Kids and Zumba® Kids Jr. program and was co-author of the instructor training manual. Stephanie has taught dance to both children and adults for over 13 years. She holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a master’s degree in elementary education and is a group exercise instructor certified by ACE and AFAA.


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®.


Reneé Pickett

Reneé Pickett is a Zumba Education Specialist and International Presenter. She is also a well recognized Zumba Fitness Choreographer. ACE and AFAA certified. Her dance background is in jazz and hip hop. Combine all that together with her Brazilian roots, passion for dance and fitness, and you have an explosive combination that will have you power packed and energized for your classes!


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.




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Residence Inn Raleigh Cary 

Address2900 Regency Pkwy, Cary, NC 27518

Phone(919) 467-4080

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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