September 6 – 8
8515 Falls of Neuse Road
Raleigh, NC 27615
Join us in Raleigh, North Carolina, from September 6 through September 8 for live certifications featuring new formats and master classes.
–Friday September 6
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
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.
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.
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 September 7
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.
Top tips for teaching with the power console. Connect the class objective to every individual using smart metrics and relatable, sensational cues.
Explore the ability to be spontaneously unscripted, in the moment and fully connected to every audience you meet. Bring out your inner performer through improv techniques that lead to freedom from inhibition, and unleash your brand to a whole new level of stardom!
Learn how to empower any practitioner to ‘wake up’ and understand their body through creative and focused verbal connection. The art of sensational cueing in a yoga practice.
Combine strength training, cardio and endurance in this ultimate high-intensity interval training format. It leaves you breathless with intense, incredible results.
EDG blends metrics-based heart-rate training with motivational music for a fun and results-oriented cycle workout.
Fluidity meets function on the barre for a foundational ballet technique experience that combines cardio, strength, flexibility and core work all in one.
Draw the cards from a deck of basic strength and conditioning movements and play your best hand! Workshop and learn multiple ways how to build simple, creative, effective and functional movement progressions that will keep your classes fresh, fun and innovative – and your participants coming back for more!
Understand how intuition is the driving force behind building and gaining mutual trust. Then, you have the permission to explore verbal, non-verbal and kinesthetic adjustments to assist a practitioner’s practice. Everyone connects in their own way – be prepared to play within each method to identify how you successfully support your class.
The art and science of music application in indoor cycling. Learn how to use the science of music and movement to make the very best indoor cycle playlists.
The ability to reinforce your message of spoken words is through mindful and deliberate means of communication that involve tone of voice, facial expression, eye contact and posture. Discover ways to take up the space you are in and how you are showing up at the most crucial times through conscious and unconscious body language. People will always remember how you make them feel, and no, it is not on accident.
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.
–Sunday September 8
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
Learn to work every part of your students body through effective sequencing. The anatomy of sequencing.
What do you stand for? Why do you do what you do? What is your WHY? Know your values, your mission, your vision and respecting those that have invested in you to leave behind that same legacy where everyone knows your name. Where you align your why is where you will thrive.
A soulful yet fierce fusion of yoga and weights. This sweaty, nonstop flow offers a demanding and energetic, yet surprisingly zen-filled experience.
What is the difference between having the hardest class vs. the most effective class? A plan. Be prepared to draw out the blueprint of your own unique class plan beginning with a training objective that is followed by effective planning, clear communication and a self practice to design a culture of empowerment for every participant to step into through working smarter, not harder. Any format is welcome to step into this session…in fact, we highly recommend it.
Learn the why’s behind fascia stimulation, the benefits behind yin and how to incorporate yin principles into everyday life.
Being the solution oriented leader. The state of mind you lead with, the people you surround yourself with and where to seek inspiration is what separates a good leader from a great leader.
Experience the energy of Zumba® Education Specialist Erick Santana! This ACE and AFAA group fitness certified international presenter possess over 20 years of performing arts experience. Erick Santana is one of the original 13 master trainers to be chosen to expand the Zumba® Fitness brandin the U.S and abroad. Sight meets sound in this multi-faceted presenter. He will entertain you while bringing the party to your body but will also deliver an exhilarating dance fitness workout.
Rob is the senior director of programming innovation for group fitness, yoga and indoor cycle at Life Time. He started EMPOWER! with his wife Kimberly Glick in 2007. He was named the 2006 International Presenter of the Year by CanFit Pro and the 2005 Best Male Presenter by ECA. He holds a B.S. in exercise science and continues to bring cutting-edge education and programming to the fitness and wellness industry. He developed and co-created some of the industries top programs and been a master trainer with some of the most prestigious brands in the fitness industry. If you’d like to enjoy a workout with Rob, try one of the many fitness videos he has starred in, or join Rob live as he teaches classes weekly at Life Time in Laguna Niguel.
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.
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.
Lois fell in love with yoga the very first class she took in 1998 and so my journey began. It has helped her to grow stronger, both in body and mind, and inspires her to live each day more mindfully. She is currently the Yoga Coordinator for Life Time Fitness in Cary, North Carolina, a regional training lead, and a member of our National Yoga Teacher Training Faculty. As so many yoga teachers, Lois just wants to share the gift of yoga with others. She wants to inspire her students to have experiences that change their lives. Lois will always be a student of the practice and is deeply grateful to all her teachers who have shared their love and knowledge of yoga with her. 500 E-RYT
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.
Bringing the term, "Beastmode" to a whole new level is Strong by Zumba Master Trainer, Renee Grace Pickett! Renee is a Certified AFAA Personal Trainer, Motivational Speaker, Fitness Model, and one of few involved in helping create the Strong by ZUMBA program! Awaken the Athlete within and discover new limits with this trainer pushing you, safely & effectively."
Full conference $199
Single session $35
Two 2-hr sessions or One 4-hr session $60
Master class $20 (onsite only)
8515 Falls of Neuse Road
Raleigh, NC 27615