–Saturday April 4
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. 1 Electronic Instructor Manual and Certificate of Completion, Online Videos to review Basic Steps, ACE CEC’s and AFAA CEU’s. Free gift included in the registration.
$50 off code: EMPOWER50
–Sunday April 5
STRONG by Zumba® is a revolutionary high-intensity workout, led by music. Body weight, muscle conditioning, cardio and plyometrics are synced to original music designed to match each move. Think you have what it takes? Included: 1 Electronic Instructor Manual and Certificate of Completion, Strong by Zumba My first Class” E-learning course. Free gift included in the registration.
$50 off code: EMPOWER50
–Thursday April 16
Unleash your inner rockstar in this cardio jam session inspired by the infectious, energizing and sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums. Designed for all fitness levels, whether you’re a conditioned athlete or a beginner, POUND provides the perfect atmosphere for letting loose, getting energized, improving your health, and rocking out! Using Ripstix® lightly weighted exercise drumsticks, participants will learn how to transform drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out. In addition to providing a challenging way to train the body, participants will learn how POUND promotes positive mood, elicits confidence, enhances unity, and ultimately, inspires positive action in life. Participants will leave this session with an understanding of POUND’s effect on the mind, body, and inner rockstar. (Master Class, No CECs)
–Friday April 17
Early Bird Price – $199
CEC’s – ACE: 0.8 | AFAA: 7 | Canfitpro: 4 | REPS: 8 | NASM: 0.7 | Fitness Australia: 5 | NAFC: 0.9 | BCRPA: 7
Prepare to rockout to incredible music as you practice and breakdown POUND® choreography, key teaching concepts and methods during this one-day, 8-hour training. Discover how POUND® integrates safety, science, movement and music to create a one-of-a-kind group fitness class for participants of all ages and stages. Each training participants receive The Official POUND® Pro Training Guide, their own set of Ripstix®, access to our online instructor network, The Label and on-going support from the team at POUND® HQ. Price: $199 early bird 2 weeks prior; $249 for two weeks leading up to event; $289onsite. To register: https://poundfit.com/eventlistings/empower-2020/
Discover new ways to meet each practice through a deeper understanding of the history and foundations of the practice we know and love called Yoga. Unfold the deep layers of the 8 limbs in order to deliver an experience that is rich in the roots of the many forms we practice on our mats and in our lives.
Challenge yourself to an innovative, tough and hard-hitting boxing-inspired experience! Learn and explore conditioning moves the champs do to prepare to be victorious in the ring! Leave with an understanding of how to put together an experience that leaves your participants feeling strong, empowered, and ready to crush their day!
Built off of our ever popular EDG Cycle program, this class is Cardio and Resistance training at its best. The Class is a blend of objective based cardiovascular drills on the indoor bike followed by well-designed conditioning segments. If you are looking for a fast, efficient and results-driven class, this is for you.
–Saturday April 18
A one stop shop of a calorie-scorching, strength-building workout that consists of challenging sets focused on building strong and powerful legs and glutes.
It has been quoted that it is not the strongest or most intelligent that survive, yet the ones who can best manage change that do. This comprehensive workshop will uncover the essential qualities and skills that reset the curiosity that stems from the depths of your passion that drives your purpose into each class experience as if it is the first time every time, with deeper knowledge and skill set, to be the expert that you are.
Experience this indoor cycling fusion that combines energizing, calorie burning cardio and upper-body sculpting with the hottest club music as you ride to the rhythm in this sweaty, full- body blast of a celebration. (Master Class, No CECs)
Begin. Learn to teach every student to begin. Whether that’s beginning to understand sensation in the moment, finding breath, understanding the reactions of one’s mind. This functional/sensational based class challenges everyone to slow down, root into themselves for stronger living.
Calling all indoor cycle coaches! This session will break down top tips for teaching with the power console and how to connect your class design and objective to every individual using smart metrics and relatable, sensational cues that will result in their best ride – every time.
Upper RX is your upper body and core remedy. This workout is a strength, power training, and core integrated workout designed to shred the back, shoulders, and arms while sculpting the core. Come and get your upper body RX.
The abdominal series of five is infamous! It challenges strength, stamina, stability and flexibility. The possibilities are limitless with these 5 exercises come and explore new and classic variations and how to use props to keep this incredible series fresh and challenging for your students.
Props aren’t just for mat work! Learn how toPick the right tool for the right job and put it to work on the reformer. Don’t just grab a prop for fun- understand how to use the prop as a power tool for enhancing Pilates performance. Learn a systematic approach to optimize prop selection to improve body mechanics, body awareness, and movement quality.
A short amusing or interesting story about a real incident or person. This session goes under the layers of the overall experience to talk about the real ‘stuff’. Learn how to effectively use story-telling, theming, have conversation and effective usage of benefits and facts in an authentic and connected fashion. Leave with the ability to tell a story as the ultimate connection that involves your participants as the main characters and co-writing the chapters within every class.
When art and science meet to create the ultimate experience – the beat drops right where it’s meant to with every pedal stroke. Explore the many benefits and how to use the science of integrating music and movement to enhance participant motivation and performance in any indoor cycle class in this interactive session.
Unleash your inner rockstar in this cardio jam session inspired by the infectious, energizing and sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums. Designed for all fitness levels, whether you’re a conditioned athlete or a beginner, POUND provides the perfect atmosphere for letting loose, getting energized, improving your health, and rocking out! Using Ripstix® lightly weighted exercise drumsticks, participants will learn how to transform drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out. In addition to providing a challenging way to train the body, participants will learn how POUND promotes positive mood, elicits confidence, enhances unity, and ultimately, inspires positive action in life. Participants will leave this session with an understanding of POUND’s effect on the mind, body, and inner rockstar. (no cec’s)
Tower classes are a great way to challenge students and keep them coming back. Learn a systematic approach to sequencing tower sessions that go beyond traditional tower exercises and also include mat, reformer and chair exercises on the tower. You will walk away with a full tower class and new thought process to create your own.
Learn how to take a simple yoga class to an exemplary yoga experience through 7 guidelines that will expand upon your teaching to elevate an offering of a physical experience to beyond the physical. You will walk away with the understanding of how to prioritize, create and deliver a conscious and connected practice.
This session will explore the art of mood shifting using lighting, music and movement to enhance every rhythmic ride experience. Uncover and learn how to deliver an indoor cycle experience that goes beyond just riding to a beat!
The most powerful voice is one that has purpose. This session will provide and play in multiple exercises, methods and tools to train your face, which in turn, unlocks your voice to grab the attention of any audience and create a long and lasting impression! Leave with the understanding of how to carry your words beyond the hype and transform your knowledge into transferrable inspiration through simple, authentic and opportune moments. The world is ready to hear you.
–Sunday April 19
This dynamic yoga class takes you through a flow of guided poses, encouraging growth and exploration in your practice while synchronizing your breath with traditional yoga movements.
Examine refined listening skills that allow you to lead with empathy and understanding. At the end of the day, the greatest gift to any human is to be understood. The only way to do that is to let them speak. The answers are always in the question. Understand the art of asking questions, and you will uncover all the answers you need.
In this session, there will be a look into the anatomical breakdown of basic yoga postures through ancient methodologies. Applying this knowledge is the art to be explored and assist in developing deeper and more connected cues and connections to the sensations as each unique body finds their own way into the asana.
Fluidity meets function on the barre for a foundational ballet technique experience that combines cardio, strength, flexibility and core work all in one.
Authenticity is the connection to reality through honest relationships that are built on an ethical foundation where leadership is positive and driven by truthful concepts that promotes acceptance. This workshop will explore what it is you truly stand for by identifying your values that establish your mission, your vision and your personal brand that founds your why behind everything you do.
Take play to a whole new level in any practice and expand upon the shapes we have come to love and fear on our mats with binding, getting upside down and balances. Learn techniques and applications that will provide a freedom from inhibition to break through and take flight into these beloved ‘fiery’ postures.
Become physically unscripted in this session by exploring and playing in concepts and methods that will unleash your body language through posture, physical presence and committing to larger than life movement that inspires your audience and brings your performance to life! Walk away with knowing how to take up the space you are in and show up at the most crucial times to make a long, lasting impression. The world is ready to see you!
Get ready to learn tips, tricks and tools to help navigate the digital world and array of social media platforms. This session is a guide to developing strong content that promotes your personal brand and allows you to build an online and offline community. We will unwrap the questions of what to post, where to post, when to post and how much is too much. #ownit
Marcie Benavides is a Zumba Education Specialist for Zumba Fitness. She holds a degree in Exercise Physiology, is group exercise certified through AFAA, and is certified through ACE for Personal Training. Marcie has worked in the Fitness Industry for over 20 years teaching such formats as step, high-low impact aerobics, kickboxing, spinning and weight training. However, her passion is to teach her Zumba Fitness classes! Marcie travels worldwide leading Instructor Trainings for Zumba Fitness. She has two children and enjoys being home in Miami.
Ricardo Alas has been a Master Group/Personal Fitness Trainer for over 10 years. His credentials are as follows: AFAA Certified as Group Fitness/ Kickboxing Instructor, NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine), STRONG by Zumba Master Trainer. He is also a Firefighter/EMT and has beenrecognized as a true leader in the field of fitness and his core belief is “with sweat and determination you will succeed”!
Danielle O’Reilly has a Bachelor’s of Science in Education from Northern Arizona University. Her professional experience includes health, youth fitness, group training, percussion performance, and an extensive background in K-12 physical education. She’s taught multiple fitness events for the American Diabetes Association, Relay for Life, along with presenting at the Arizona Physical Education Convention and traveling to a variety of schools in Arizona to share best practices for youth fitness and physical education. Danielle is passionate about helping others reach their health and fitness goals, cooking, music, and spreading the word about POUND! As she watched a short video of POUND, she knew she had to share this workout with her community. As a Master Pro, Danielle loves giving the permission to ROCK and spreading the POUND love around the country! Credentials: Bachelor’s of Science in Education, (K-12 physical education), AFAA Certified Group Exercise, CPR/AED, Zumba Fitness
An RYT-500, Zoe has being teaching yoga for 10 years. Six of those years, she taught in Hawaii where she opened up a new market for a major yoga company and presented at the first ever Wanderlust Oahu. Zoe is the National Education Manager for Yoga with Life Time Fitness.
Ashlie has been with Life Time Fitness for 9 years! She is the creator of, Gluteus MAXout! Her certifications include ACE, AFAA, and Life Power Yoga. You can find her on the schedule in Houston, teaching: a variety of signature formats. With a background in performance and a BFA in acting she uses her talents to change lives and motivate people.
Alexis is a master trainer and studio manager at Life Time, holds a bachelors degree in dance and a masters degree in education from Michigan State University. She began her journey as an NASM certified personal trainer before venturing into studio and cycle classes, allowing her love for performing to shine after a decade of working as a professional dancer, choreographer and dance captain for Ceasers Windsor Casino, MGM Casino and the Detroit Piston's Dance Team. Alexis is a facilitator for the Life Time Academy AFAA Gf Instructor training and Stages Indoor Cycle instructor training.
JR has been a fitness junkie ever since he was five or six years old, when his mom taught Jazzercise with big, poofy 90's hair and hot pink leg warmers. She was an inspiration to JR and he has been teaching indoor cycle classes for more than seven years. For him, it's the energy of the students, music, and members exceeding fitness goals that keeps him coming back for more. He prides himself in his authentic and positive vibes in his classes.
Crystal is a Peak Pilates Master Instructor, a Life Time Academy Pilates Instructor and hold two comprehensive Pilates certifications. Learning never ends for Cystal, she has been teaching Pilates and movement for over 15 years and also has a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography from The Ohio State University. Crystal began her love of movement early in life as a dancer and now spends her time educating and inspiring others in Pilates, Personal Training, and Obstacle Course training.
Full Main Conference Regular Pricing: $219
Early Bird discount thru Feb. 14th: $159
Early Bird discount Feb. 15th thru Mar. 6th: $179
Early Bird discount Mar. 7th thru Apr. 3rd: $199
Full conference Jan. 11th: $219
Single session $35
Two 2-hr sessions or One 4-hr session $60
Three 2-hr sessions $100
Master class $20 (onsite only)
Stages Cycle Certification: $239
CECs: Most sessions offer ACE and AFAA CECs 1 unit per 1 hour.