–Friday May 1
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!
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.
–Saturday May 2
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
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.
Anything is possible when you believe anything is possible. The industry of the fitness professional is always evolving and always growing, this session will break down how to create a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment. The world is ready to be inspired by you, are you ready?
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.
Fluidity meets function on the barre for a foundational ballet technique experience that combines cardio, strength, flexibility and core work all in one.
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.
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)
Good communication is the bridge between confusion and clarity. Understanding when and how to communicate is extremely valuable, especially in classes and sessions where you play the role of the coach. In this session, you will gain a better understanding of how the skills of observation and connection drive specificity, timeliness and overall ability to impact your participant’s ability to execute movement.
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!
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.
–Sunday May 3
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
Instructor Power Essentials covers principles of teaching with power, training zones and best practices for Indoor Cycling instructors. Explore the basics of class design, goal setting and anchoring time and effort and discover how to combine metrics and music to deliver a safe, effective and exhilarating Indoor Cycling Experience in every class!
.8 ACE, 8 AFAA, 0.8 NASM, canfitpro 4PTS, 4FIS, 8.0 AFLCA
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.
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.
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.
You can make anyone dance…if you build it just right! Learn how to level up your dance choreography to create one powerful routine through breakdown methodology. This session will identify and explore the various skills and systems necessary to successfully deliver the final project in any dance experience.
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.
Strength training protocols have evolved over the years and the choices of equipment we have to use have flourished. Learn how to build simple, creative and effective progression variations and movement sequences with proper biomechanics to enhance function and overall performance with the training aspect of resistance equipment. This session will leave you with so many ideas to keep your classes fresh, fun and innovative!
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.
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.
Rawlins Apilado is a Master Trainer of a spectrum of formats for Beachbody and LifeTime Fitness. His certifications span from MMA to MindBody, Strength Conditioning to Cycling. He currently is a 5 Star ELI for LifeTime and holds several postitions such as Personal Trainer, Metabolic Technician and Cycle Boutique Manager.
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.
Coco Qing Xie
Born and raised in Shanghai, China, Coco moved to the United States in 1999. Coco’s passion for music as a young girl led her to study piano and ballet at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest, Hungary. In 2008, she became a Zumba® Instructor and in 2010, and a Zumba® Education Specialist (ZES)
Donna, a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has worn many hats in the fitness industry. Whether it be that of group fitness instructor, personal trainer, holistic health coach, yoga teacher or fitness educator, Donna loves them all. No matter what the role, Donna is well-known as a straight-talker who empowers all she influences with her “come from love” attitude.
Katie Haggerty has become a popular member of the professional fitness industry 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 that creates an experience unlike any other. Katie is the Signature Program Manager and co-creator of Warrior Sculpt and LifeBarre, including developmental workshops, to grow the Life Time Fitness brand. She is a presenter at multiple national fitness conferences, specializing in yoga, dance, step and motivational speaking, and has been awarded the 2014 EMPOWER! Fitness Conference Female Presenter of the Year. Katie holds a BA in Kinesiology from the University of Minnesota and is ACE certified.
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”!
Stages Master Trainer
Full Main Conference Regular Pricing: $219
Early Bird discount thru Feb. 14th: $159
Early Bird discount Feb. 15th thru Mar. 27th: $179
Early Bird discount Mar. 28th thru Apr. 17th: $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.