EMPOWER! TX-2017

May 19, 2017 - May 21, 2017

Life Time Athletic Houston City Centre

815 Town & Country Lane Houston, TX, 77024
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713-646-1200

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Event Information

Friday May 19, 2017

  • 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    PiYo® LIVE Instructor Training $249, 0.7 ACE, 7 AFAA, 0.7 NASM
    Magen Rathbone
    Group Fitness
     

    PiYo® LIVE Instructor Training $249, 0.7 ACE, 7 AFAA, 0.7 NASM with Magen Rathbone

    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!

  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Zumba® Basic Instructor Training Level 1 $225, $250 one week prior, 0.7 ACE, 8 AFAA, 8 SCW
    Tony Witt
    Group Fitness
     

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

    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
     

    with

  • 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Spartan Strong Group Ex Instructor Training $250, 0.7 ACE, 7 AFAA, 0.7 NASM
    Aimee Nicotera
    Alex Isaly
    Group Fitness
     

    Spartan Strong Group Ex Instructor Training $250, 0.7 ACE, 7 AFAA, 0.7 NASM with Aimee Nicotera and Alex Isaly

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

  • 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Schwinn® Indoor Cycling Instructor Training Course $199, 0.9 ACE, 8 AFAA, 0.8 NASM
    Indoor Cycling
     

    Schwinn® Indoor Cycling Instructor Training Course $199, 0.9 ACE, 8 AFAA, 0.8 NASM with

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

  • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Jenn Bodnar
     

    with Jenn Bodnar

  • 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Music Mixology $89 - 0.3 ACE
    Abrea Wooten
    Group Fitness
     

    Music Mixology $89 - 0.3 ACE with Abrea Wooten

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

  • 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Anthony Chavez
     

    with Anthony Chavez

Saturday May 20, 2017

  • 8:00 am - 9:30 am
     

    with

  • 8:00 am - 9:30 am
    Aimee Nicotera
    Alex Isaly
     

    with Aimee Nicotera and Alex Isaly

  • 8:00 am - 9:30 am
    BEATDOWN! – MMA-Inspired Cardio Kickboxing
    Abrea Wooten
    Group Fitness
     

    BEATDOWN! – MMA-Inspired Cardio Kickboxing with Abrea Wooten

    Elevate your Cardio Kickboxing routine as you Ground and Pound your way through 5 Rounds of MMA-inspired cardio. Like a UFC highlight reel, you’ll rev up your heart rate with combinations of powerful punches, elbows, explosive knees and ground-game while learning how to implement simple and effective cueing to bring out the inner-fighter in your participants.

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

    with Anthony Chavez

  • 8:00 am - 9:30 am
     

    with

  • 9:45 am - 11:15 am
    EDG Cycle Intensive, $89, 0.4 ACE
    Indoor Cycling
     

    EDG Cycle Intensive, $89, 0.4 ACE with

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

  • 9:45 am - 11:15 am
    Zumba! Let it MOVE YOU!
    Tony Witt
    Dance
     

    Zumba! Let it MOVE YOU! with Tony Witt

    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
     

    with

  • 9:45 am - 11:15 am
    Kimberly Spreen-Glick
     

    with Kimberly Spreen-Glick

  • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
     

    with

  • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    Brian Drummond
     

    with Brian Drummond

  • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
     

    with

  • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    Anthony Chavez
     

    with Anthony Chavez

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

    with Jules Fultz

  • 1:45 pm - 3:15 pm
     

    with

  • 1:45 pm - 3:15 pm
     

    with

  • 1:45 pm - 3:15 pm
    Abrea Wooten
     

    with Abrea Wooten

  • 1:45 pm - 3:15 pm
     

    with

  • 1:45 pm - 3:15 pm
    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.

  • 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
     

    with

  • 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
     

    with

  • 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    Anthony Chavez
     

    with Anthony Chavez

  • 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
     

    with

Sunday May 21, 2017

  • 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
     

    with

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

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

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

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

    EDG Cycle Intensive, $89, 0.4 ACE with

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

  • 9:45 am - 5:00 pm
    POP Pilates® Instructor Training Course $299 ($254 Early Bird), 0.8 ACE, 8.0 AFAA, .8 NASM
    Jules Fultz
    Group Fitness
     

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

  • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Jenn Bodnar
     

    with Jenn Bodnar

Presenters

Jenn Bodnar

An avid fitness professional, certified by AFAA and ACE, Jenn has taught and managed group fitness for many years. As a former competitive triathlete, gymnast and dancer she loves the balance of strength, flexibility, perseverance and freedom that any fitness practice provides. Jenn is a self proclaimed health food chef who hopes to leave a positive footprint by inspiring others to always choose happiness. Jenn is also the editor of YOGA Digest and is a 200ERYT. Her wide ranging fitness background was a great match for leading the Empower BOGAFIT certification.

 

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.

 

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.”

 

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

 

Alex Isaly

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

 

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®.

 

Magen Rathbone

Magen Rathbone has been a fitness professional for 15 years and a Master Trainer with Beachbody LIVE since 2015, specifically for INSANITY, PiYo and Country Heat LIVE. Magen is a former Group Fitness manager in corporate and community fitness clubs in Houston and Austin. Magen’s Group Exercise and Personal Trainer certifications are through AFAA, and she also spent years as a competitive long distance runner. Magen’s first love is group exercise because she gets to build community through sweat!

 

Kimberly Spreen-Glick

Kimberly has worked in the industry for over 25 years with a focus on fitness, yoga and positive psychology. She’s the 2015 IDEA Program Director of the Year, founder of the Make A Difference Academy creator of Karma Warriors, co-creator of 5 Star Development Training, an ERYT and YACEP with the Yoga Alliance and star of several exercise videos. Known for her passion, enthusiasm and humor, Kimberly has been blessed to have traveled the world as a Presenter, Inspirational Speaker and Education Provider.
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Tony Witt

Along with his wife, Jessica, they are co-owners of Amore Dance Co. in Overland Park, KS. Hand picked in 2006 to be 2 of the original 13 ZES for Zumba Fitness LLC. They have been involved in the growth of Zumba world-wide through program development, mentoring, trainings, conventions, videos, concerts, and continuing education.

 

Abrea Wooten

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

 

Pricing/Registration

EARLY BIRD AVAILABLE THROUGH 4/30/17

SATURDAY FULL DAY EVENT REGULAR $129…..EARLY BIRD $99

CERTIFICATIONS PRICED INDIVIDUALLY ONLY

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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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