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FitnessFest Conference & Expo 2021
FitnessFest Conference & Expo 2021
FitnessFest CONFERENCE
Thu, September 09, 2021 @ 08:00 AM — Sun, September 12, 2021 @ 06:00 PM (MST)
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THIS EVENT IS 100% FREE!

Welcome!

Follow the steps below to learn about the conference and to register.


STEP 1: Use the menu to the left to view the AGENDA. You can use the color-coded tracks to view workshops of a specific format.


STEP 2: Use the SPEAKERS and SPONSORS tabs to read about who will be participating in our conference. The CEC tab has general award amounts listed at this time and will have a download of the FitnessFest CEC Grid soon. The PRICING tab features all deadlines and pricing tiers.


STEP 3: When you have decided which workshops you want on your schedule, click REGISTER > Choose your profile and complete the process! You will receive a confirmation email and updates as we get closer to the event.


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Event Dates
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THURSDAY
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SEP
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SUNDAY
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (MST)
Registration Closes
September 09, 2021 @ 6:00 pm
Location
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Sheraton Mesa Hotel
860 N Riverview Rd
Mesa, AZ  USA
Selection Options
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conference attendee registration items
Full Conference (Multi-Day)
Full Conference (Multi-Day)
$ 279.00 

The Full Conference Package includes all workshops on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. This package excludes pre- and post-conference trainings.

 
Friday Only Registration (One-Day Conference)
Friday Only Registration (One-Day Conference)
$ 169.00 

The One Day Package includes all workshops on the day selected: Friday, Saturday, OR Sunday. The package also includes one of the following depending on which day you are present: Saturday Lunch & Keynote, OR Saturday Virtual Happy Hour. This package excludes pre- and post-conference trainings.

 
Saturday Only Registration (One-Day Conference)
Saturday Only Registration (One-Day Conference)
$ 169.00 

The One Day Package includes all workshops on the day selected: Friday, Saturday, OR Sunday. The package also includes one of the following depending on which day you are present: Saturday Lunch & Keynote, OR Saturday Virtual Happy Hour. This package excludes pre- and post-conference trainings.



When you select this, you also get (at no additional charge):
  • KEYNOTE LUNCHEON - The Power of Identity
 
Sunday Only Registration (One-Day Conference)
Sunday Only Registration (One-Day Conference)
$ 169.00 

The One Day Package includes all workshops on the day selected: Friday, Saturday, OR Sunday. The package also includes one of the following depending on which day you are present: Saturday Lunch & Keynote, OR Saturday Virtual Happy Hour. This package excludes pre- and post-conference trainings.

 
FitnessFest BASH Registration
FitnessFest BASH Registration
$ 49.00 

FOR FITNESS ENTHUSIASTS ONLY: This is a day of workouts and FUN during FitnessFest Conference & Expo for fitness enthusiasts who want to try NEW, popular fitness formats and shop the EXPO!


*does not include lunch or CECs

 
 
friday, september 10, 7:00am - 8:50am
F1: FAI Training Model: Why Your Clients Over 40 Need THIS Approach
F1: FAI Training Model: Why Your Clients Over 40 Need THIS Approach
 
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Sheraton Mesa Hotel - FG
Friday Sep 10, 2021 @  07:00:AM  —  08:50:AM MST

Learn the foundation of the Functional Aging Specialist and Group Specialist material. How we train the 6 domains of human function for maximal function and longevity. Look at the research and evidence for what exercise programming works. Explore program design options and various client case studies.

 
 
friday, september 10, 7:00am - 8:50am
F2: No Obstacle is Too Big For Me - How to Train like an Obstacle Course Ra …
F2: No Obstacle is Too Big For Me - How to Train like an Obstacle Course Ra …
 
Sheraton Mesa Hotel - Agua Fria
Friday Sep 10, 2021 @  07:00:AM  —  08:50:AM MST

If you’ve never trained your clients using OCR-style workouts, you don’t want to miss this class! Obstacle course racing (OCR) is still one of the most popular mass participation sports in the world. Nothing beats the camaraderie, the grit, the novelty, and the endorphin rush of crushing obstacles in an OCR. With this class, you will learn creative ways to train your clients to conquer obstacle you don’t even have in the gym; you will gain some confidence to introduce novel ideas about how to train, or what equipment to train with; you will find all kinds of excuses to take your clients outdoors, with all its amazing benefits. Even if your clients don’t want to do an OCR, training like an OCR athlete is a fun and effective for any athlete with any athletic background!


Don’t miss this class if you are:

A personal trainer with clients who want to run an obstacle course race

A small group personal trainer looking for some fresh, fun ideas

An outdoor Bootcamp instructor who is ready for an exciting change

A gym owner who wants to add some value to the curriculum

 
 
friday, september 10, 7:00am - 8:50am
F3: 18 Months Post-Pandemic: Fitness Marketing Strategies Working Now
F3: 18 Months Post-Pandemic: Fitness Marketing Strategies Working Now
 
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Sheraton Mesa Hotel - H
Friday Sep 10, 2021 @  07:00:AM  —  08:50:AM MST

Identify what's in and what's out when it comes to post pandemic marketing and sales strategies. How did social media engagement strategy change before, early, and post pandemic? How can you make a few more pivots to make your brand and influence stand out, and monetize your efforts best in this special window we're in. Real strategies and real evidence. 

 
 
friday, september 10, 7:00am - 8:50am
F4: Kickbox Fusion + POUND® - Rockout.Workout.
F4: Kickbox Fusion + POUND® - Rockout.Workout.
 
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Sheraton Mesa Hotel - Arroyo
Friday Sep 10, 2021 @  07:00:AM  —  08:50:AM MST

Kickbox Fusion - 55 Min Master Class

Learn to fuse the fundamentals of kickboxing and your favorite high intensity interval training moves. Create an authentic spirit, mind, and body experience that works for you and your tribe! 


POUND® - Rockout.Workout. - 55 Min Master Class

Unleash your inner rockstar in this cardio jam session inspired by the infectious, energizing, and sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums.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 lightly weighted exercise drumsticks, learn how to transform drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out. In addition to providing a challenging way to train the body, learn how POUND promotes positive mood, elicits confidence, enhances unity, and ultimately inspires positive action in life. Leave this session with an understanding of POUND's effect on the mind, body, and inner rockstar.

 
 
friday, september 10, 7:00am - 8:50am
F5: Pilates Meets Barre
F5: Pilates Meets Barre
 
Sheraton Mesa Hotel - AB
Friday Sep 10, 2021 @  07:00:AM  —  08:50:AM MST

Discover the art of contemporary barre mixed with the discipline of functional modern Pilates. The two methods are the perfect compliment to a lengthened, strengthened body. All exercises are based on the science of movement and easy to follow, purposeful choreography that your students will love (and never leave in pain)! Posture and alignment will dramatically improve with specific cuing for individual bodies and their movement abilities.  

 
 
friday, september 10, 7:00am - 8:50am
F6: Aqua for Endurance Athletes: Personal Training in the Pool
F6: Aqua for Endurance Athletes: Personal Training in the Pool
7/30 LEFT  
Sheraton Mesa Hotel - Madera
Friday Sep 10, 2021 @  07:00:AM  —  08:50:AM MST

Many athletes and coaches are seeing the value of adding aqua fitness to their training regimen. The world of personal training is changing, and water is the perfect complement to rigorous athletic training. This workshop will give the fitness professional the confidence to work with clients and small groups in the pool. Using both forms of vertical and horizontal aqua fitness, you'll be given the tools to create appropriate progressions in intensity, complexity and movement suitable to conditioning levels. Learn how to create sports-specific workouts using buoyancy, sequencing, and the physical aspects of training and conditioning for athletes. Discover how this modality of fitness aids in active recovery from other sports. Leave with tips on marketing yourself to coaches and athletes. If you are a fitness professional who wants to expand your offerings, this workshop is a great place to get your feet wet!

 
 
friday, september 10, 7:00am - 8:50am
DECK SPACE for F6: Aqua for Endurance Athletes: Personal Training in the Po …
DECK SPACE for F6: Aqua for Endurance Athletes: Personal Training in the Po …
 
Waitlist for F6: Aqua for Endurance Athletes: Personal Training in the Pool
 
 
e5 collective by aimee nicotera fitness & expo break, 8:50am - 9:30am
E5 COLLECTIVE by Aimee Nicotera Fitness & EXPO BREAK
E5 COLLECTIVE by Aimee Nicotera Fitness & EXPO BREAK
 
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Sheraton Mesa Hotel - Expo Hall
Friday Sep 10, 2021 @  08:50:AM  —  09:30:AM MST

Train your body and mind to be resilient and strong with the E5 experience!


This fresh combination of endurance training, brain training and HIIT, also promotes readiness and recovery. E5 serves all fitness levels and is delivered with coaching intended to foster an unbreakable spirit and a positive mindset!


Master Class in Expo Hall!


 
 
friday, september 10, 9:30am - 11:20am
F1: Synergy of Core and Pelvic Floor: Essential for All Ages
F1: Synergy of Core and Pelvic Floor: Essential for All Ages
 
Sheraton Mesa Hotel - FG
Friday Sep 10, 2021 @  09:30:AM  —  11:20:AM MST

Learn the keys to coordinating core and pelvic floor training in your exercise programs. Pelvic floor health continues to be a taboo topic. As health and fitness professionals, how we instruct our clients to exercise can positively or negatively affect the core and pelvic floor muscles. Let’s be proactive in helping our clients maintain the best core and pelvic floor health! This will be an interactive session, so you, too, see and feel the results!

 
 
friday, september 10, 9:30am - 11:20am
F2: Innovative, Inclusive and Inviting Workout Programming
F2: Innovative, Inclusive and Inviting Workout Programming
 
Sheraton Mesa Hotel - H
Friday Sep 10, 2021 @  09:30:AM  —  11:20:AM MST

One of the biggest challenges fit pros face when working with groups is managing participants of varying fitness levels. How do we make the beginner feel comfortable ensuring that the experienced exerciser also gets a great workout? In this hands-on, interactive workshop, we tackle that challenge. Explore workout design, communication strategies and best practices to create an experience everyone will love. Attendees will leave with tangible tips and to implement immediately not to mention have a great time!

 
 
friday, september 10, 9:30am - 11:20am
F3: The 3 Biggest Mistakes Fit Pros Make when Getting Started Online
F3: The 3 Biggest Mistakes Fit Pros Make when Getting Started Online
 
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Sheraton Mesa Hotel - Agua Fria
Friday Sep 10, 2021 @  09:30:AM  —  11:20:AM MST

CoVID was the kick in the pants AND an amazing opportunity. Instructors and trainers were forced to go online in order to continue serving our clients. And most were completely unprepared for the changes.


But here’s the good news : Millions of potential participants have been marginalized for the last 40 years by the traditional model of in-person gyms and at-home classes taught by superstar instructors. They are eager to participate in the workouts we offer, if only we can meet them halfway.


It’s time for us to step up and serve in a way that is authentic, accessible, and effective. It’s time for you to own your online fitness business.


Ready to augment or replace the money you make leading workouts in-person by moving online? Before you do, let’s talk about the biggest mistakes fitness professionals make when starting an online fitness business so you can avoid them right from the start.

 
 
friday, september 10, 9:30am - 11:20am
F4: The Next Level of Step – Where Athleticism Meets Choreography!
F4: The Next Level of Step – Where Athleticism Meets Choreography!
 
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Sheraton Mesa Hotel - AB
Friday Sep 10, 2021 @  09:30:AM  —  11:20:AM MST

The key of a successfully choreographed routine is all about the art of breaking down the movements and patterns. Let Joella give you a full breakdown using five blocks of step choreography. You'll love the finished product!

 
 
friday, september 10, 9:30am - 11:20am
F5: How to Live Life Powerfully - Yoga Infused
F5: How to Live Life Powerfully - Yoga Infused
 
Sheraton Mesa Hotel - Arroyo
Friday Sep 10, 2021 @  09:30:AM  —  11:20:AM MST

Join Johanna and Waylon as they take you on an incredible journey (with awesome jams) that will get you up and wanting to move! Together they will share an empowering talk about ways to deal with stress, cultivating a positive mindset, and how nutrition plays a role in your personal motivation. Leave feeling inspired and knowing more ways to find purpose in your life. Some mindful breathing exercises and affirmations to keep you energized will also be included.

 
 
friday, september 10, 9:30am - 11:20am
F6: Noodle Core & More
F6: Noodle Core & More
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Sheraton Mesa Hotel - Madera
Friday Sep 10, 2021 @  09:30:AM  —  11:20:AM MST

This low-impact aquatic workout was created to accommodate students of various heights and fitness levels in a shallow-water class. The first segment focuses on creating class content with grounded moves and the other two segments demonstrate how incorporating a noodle provides creative challenges and reduced impact.

 
 
friday, september 10, 9:30am - 11:20am
DECK SPACE for F6: Noodle Core & More
DECK SPACE for F6: Noodle Core & More
 
Waitlist for F6: Noodle Core & More
 
 
expo & lunch break 11:20am - 12:00pm
EXPO & LUNCH BREAK
EXPO & LUNCH BREAK
 
Sheraton Mesa Hotel - Expo Hall
Friday Sep 10, 2021 @  11:20:AM  —  12:00:PM MST

LUNCH ON YOUR OWN

 
 
friday, september 10, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
F1: Restore and Train Your Fascia for Function and Fitness
F1: Restore and Train Your Fascia for Function and Fitness
2/44 LEFT  
Sheraton Mesa Hotel - FG
Friday Sep 10, 2021 @  12:00:PM  —  01:30:PM MST

Learn new techniques and strategies to combine myofascial release and movement that will leave your body pain free and functional. Experience the fascial lines and see the importance of moving them in the planes of motion related to science, plus the effect it has on elasticity, strength, and balance. This take-home program will ensure all clients regardless of age or ability lead a healthier functional life. 

 
 
friday, september 10, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
F2: Turkish Get Up (tutorial, variations, and progressions)
F2: Turkish Get Up (tutorial, variations, and progressions)
 
Sheraton Mesa Hotel - H
Friday Sep 10, 2021 @  12:00:PM  —  01:30:PM MST

Learn to efficiently execute the Turkish Get Up with precision and accuracy and intricate details about the movement to help increase strength, mobility and stability. Also learn various methods of the movement and progressions of the Turkish Get up.

 
 
friday, september 10, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
F3: Better Health Breathing – The Controlling Link to Optimal Health
F3: Better Health Breathing – The Controlling Link to Optimal Health
 
Sheraton Mesa Hotel - Agua Fria
Friday Sep 10, 2021 @  12:00:PM  —  01:30:PM MST

75% of Americans live in a state of chronic stress. We all experience it in our daily lives, some stress we are aware of, and some of it we are not. Stress can have an adverse effect on our overall health, such as a suppressed immune system, reduced cognitive function, and overall outlook. Conscious breathing techniques will help you manage stress and influence many other aspects of your life, improving energy, performance, productivity and cognition. If you are curious to know how learning something as simple as conscious breathing techniques can impact your life, this workshop is for you! This is a hands-on workshop with breathing evaluations, techniques, and tools taught to recognize stress triggers, creating a healthy response, and putting these techniques into action.

 
 
friday, september 10, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
F4: Build a Better Butt
F4: Build a Better Butt
0/32 LEFT  
Sheraton Mesa Hotel - AB
Friday Sep 10, 2021 @  12:00:PM  —  01:30:PM MST

Going beyond aesthetics, this workshop comprehensively reviews lower body function and how to enhance muscular strength endurance. Through interactive practical application, instructors will learn how to structur a program utilizing a small ball, Gliding discs, bands and dumbbells. Form follows function; get a better butt by building a better program!

 
 
friday, september 10, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
F5: Work(shop) it Out! - Create Fantastic Yoga Workshops
F5: Work(shop) it Out! - Create Fantastic Yoga Workshops
 
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Sheraton Mesa Hotel - Arroyo
Friday Sep 10, 2021 @  12:00:PM  —  01:30:PM MST

How to create, promote, and lead workshops your students and clients will love! Everything from how to choose a topic, to creating the title (more important than you think), to deciding what elements to put in your workshop, and more!

 
 
friday, september 10, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
F6: Fluid Core Fusion
F6: Fluid Core Fusion
1/30 LEFT  
Sheraton Mesa Hotel - Madera
Friday Sep 10, 2021 @  12:00:PM  —  01:30:PM MST

This session focuses on combining specific core muscle toning moves with functional and dynamic cardio segments to create a complete, non-stop cardio-core-strength experience.

 
 
friday, september 10, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
DECK SPACE for F6: Fluid Core Fusion
DECK SPACE for F6: Fluid Core Fusion
 
Waitlist for F6: Fluid Core Fusion
 
 
friday, september 10, 1:45pm - 3:35pm
F1: Power Training for Older Adults - How to Safely Train for Power & Speed
F1: Power Training for Older Adults - How to Safely Train for Power & Speed
 
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Sheraton Mesa Hotel - FG
Friday Sep 10, 2021 @  01:45:PM  —  03:35:PM MST

Learn the science and research behind power training and why it is more critical for function that strength alone. Do some hands on power movements at various levels from lower function to high function.  Why speed is so critical as we age and what we can do about it in our training sessions.

 
 
friday, september 10, 1:45pm - 3:35pm
F2: Breaking the Core 2.0
F2: Breaking the Core 2.0
 
Sheraton Mesa Hotel - H
Friday Sep 10, 2021 @  01:45:PM  —  03:35:PM MST

This workshop is developed around current research on core training and how fitness professionals can utilize this information. The term ‘core’ has been dragged through the mud over the years, but it’s an important element of a well-balanced training program. Whether you work with athletes, teach group fitness, or train the active aging population, implementing solid core training is a must. In this workshop we will discuss relevant terms and finish with a hands on breakdown of non-traditional core exercises.

 
 
friday, september 10, 1:45pm - 3:35pm
F3: What's Your Next MOVE?
F3: What's Your Next MOVE?
 
Sheraton Mesa Hotel - Agua Fria
Friday Sep 10, 2021 @  01:45:PM  —  03:35:PM MST

More than a trainer, coach or instructor – You are a Change Agent and Transformation Specialist. In this session we will explore your message, your audience and how to expand your offerings so that your money doesn’t stop when you do. We will also look at your “target market” and how to broaden your ideas related to your work, your value and your future. 2020 demonstrated the need for multiple streams of revenue, the ability to pivot and adapt, and the importance of being able to create new and powerful methods and messaging to inspire those you know and connect with those you have yet to meet. Now is the time to “epidemic” proof your future.

 
 
friday, september 10, 1:45pm - 3:35pm
F4: Country Fusion (line dancing breakdown + full class)
F4: Country Fusion (line dancing breakdown + full class)
 
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Sheraton Mesa Hotel - AB
Friday Sep 10, 2021 @  01:45:PM  —  03:35:PM MST

These boots were made for dancin’! Country Fusion® is a fitness program that incorporates country music and dance. Burn up to 500 calories as you increase your heart rate, learn new dance moves, extend your flexibility, and improve postural alignment. The session blends country, latin, hip hop, jazz, and swing for an addicting total body workout designed for all levels, ages, and for males and females.

 
 
friday, september 10, 1:45pm - 3:35pm
F5: Introduction to Brain. Breath. Barefoot.
F5: Introduction to Brain. Breath. Barefoot.
 
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Sheraton Mesa Hotel - Arroyo
Friday Sep 10, 2021 @  01:45:PM  —  03:35:PM MST

We build the connection of Brain. Breath. Barefoot. through the belief that life is sensory and that there is an evolutionary tie between brain function, how we breathe and sensory stimulation. Join Functional Podiatrist and Human Movement Specialist Dr Emily Splichal as she explores how she integrates the autonomic nervous system, homeostasis theory and homunculus stimulation with her patients and in her education.


 
 
friday, september 10, 1:45pm - 3:35pm
F6: Mix n' Match Aqua Moves to the Max
F6: Mix n' Match Aqua Moves to the Max
9/30 LEFT  
Sheraton Mesa Hotel - Madera
Friday Sep 10, 2021 @  01:45:PM  —  03:35:PM MST

Most of us experience some kind of burnout after teaching multiple classes every week in the pool. Building timed pyramid intervals is a great way to combat boredom. Your pyramids may be based on time, strength and HIIT training. You will leave with a workout to propel you FORWARD! Just six simple rules applied to your existing workout will give you more ideas and moves to push your class to the next level! Learn more choreography than you can handle.

 
 
friday, september 10, 1:45pm - 3:35pm
DECK SPACE for F6: Mix n' Match Aqua Moves to the Max
DECK SPACE for F6: Mix n' Match Aqua Moves to the Max
 
Waitlist for F6: Mix n' Match Aqua Moves to the Max
 
 
expo break, 3:35pm - 4:00pm
EXPO BREAK
EXPO BREAK
 
Sheraton Mesa Hotel - Expo Hall
Friday Sep 10, 2021 @  03:35:PM  —  04:00:PM MST
 
 
friday, september 10, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
F1: Preventative Exercise: The NEW Functional Training for the Actively Agi …
F1: Preventative Exercise: The NEW Functional Training for the Actively Agi …
 
Sheraton Mesa Hotel - FG
Friday Sep 10, 2021 @  04:00:PM  —  05:30:PM MST

Do you work with Actively Aging clients with common issues like osteoarthritis, joint replacements and chronic tightness? The great news is the World Journal of Orthopedics (2019) officially reported “Exercise as medicine to be prescribed in osteoarthritis.” While this is great news, the challenging reality is how do you know and determine how to choose the best exercises for common osteoarthritis issues of the back, hips or knees? In this interactive session, you will learn what leads to common spinal, hip and knee problems so you can educate yourself and your clients. Additionally, you’ll discover how to assess and choose the best preventative exercises to address common joint issues. Finally, you’ll leave with the strategy for creating long-term posture and movement solutions for your older clients so you help your current clients and attract more individuals with your expertise. 

 
 
friday, september 10, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
F2: Creative Circuits for Small Group Training (TRX Workshop)
F2: Creative Circuits for Small Group Training (TRX Workshop)
 
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Sheraton Mesa Hotel - H
Friday Sep 10, 2021 @  04:00:PM  —  05:30:PM MST

Experience and explore the strategy, rationale and organization to create effective and creative templates for high intensity circuits and how to optimize them for peak results

 
 
friday, september 10, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
F3: The ABCs of Evidence-Based Sports Nutrition- What You Should Know vs Wh …
F3: The ABCs of Evidence-Based Sports Nutrition- What You Should Know vs Wh …
 
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Sheraton Mesa Hotel - Agua Fria
Friday Sep 10, 2021 @  04:00:PM  —  05:30:PM MST

This session presents a practical nutrition pyramid for weight loss, weight gain, and performance enhancement. Learn WHY to focus on the macros and micros first and gain a better understanding of nutritional periodization. Explore evidence-based ergogenic foods and what adaptation(s) you are looking to augment.

 
 
friday, september 10, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
F4: The CHAOS Approach to HIIT for Every Age Group
F4: The CHAOS Approach to HIIT for Every Age Group
 
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Sheraton Mesa Hotel - AB
Friday Sep 10, 2021 @  04:00:PM  —  05:30:PM MST

Taking the industry by storm, CHAOS gives participants the opportunity to self-select exercises in each of the Phases of the workout. It is format with multiple modalities and it's one that you wish you had taken sooner rather than later. Any age group, any population. THIS class will leave you wanting to know all our secrets and how we managed to come up with a strategic formula to help you embrace your creative side. 

 
 
friday, september 10, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
F5: SOULfusion
F5: SOULfusion
 
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Sheraton Mesa Hotel - Arroyo
Friday Sep 10, 2021 @  04:00:PM  —  05:30:PM MST

SOULfusion is a creative blend of yoga-inspired flows, short cardio bursts, balance sequences, and body weight and weighted strength training exercises all set to crazy fun music. It offers modifications for all levels in the group exercise environment (in person or virtual). SOULfusion improves strength, balance, and flexibility, and can help improve overall fitness levels. It is driven by music, movement, and motivation. SOULfusion is all of your favorite workouts wrapped into ONE!


Meet us on your MAT! M3 • Movement | Music | Motivation


Learn all about the basics and experience this exciting new format!

 
 
friday, september 10, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
F6: Aqua Yoga
F6: Aqua Yoga
7/30 LEFT  
Sheraton Mesa Hotel - Madera
Friday Sep 10, 2021 @  04:00:PM  —  05:30:PM MST

Fundamentals of body, breath, and posture are the focus of this guided, meditative session. Gather and reflect on your day and leave feeling relaxed, centered and rejuvenated.

 
 
friday, september 10, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
DECK SPACE for F6: Aqua Yoga
DECK SPACE for F6: Aqua Yoga
 
Waitlist for F6: Aqua Yoga
 
 
friday, september 10, networking happy hour, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Networking Happy Hour
Networking Happy Hour
$ 25.00 
Sheraton Mesa Hotel - Pool Bar
Friday Sep 10, 2021 @  06:00:PM  —  08:00:PM MST

Mingle with staff, presenters, and your peers. Appetizers and 2 drinks included.


***This registration item is an additional cost.

 
 
saturday, september 11, 7:00am - 8:50am
S1: 3 Common Hormone Imbalances: Case Studies
S1: 3 Common Hormone Imbalances: Case Studies
 
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Sheraton Mesa Hotel - FG
Saturday Sep 11, 2021 @  07:00:AM  —  08:50:AM MST

Review these common hormone imbalances:

-estrogen dominance

-insulin resistance

-adrenal fatigue (HPA axis dysfunction).


Identify the exercise strategy to start and discuss criteria to progress or regress based on actual client case studies.

 
 
saturday, september 11, 7:00am - 8:50am
S2: Smart Strength for Small Group Training
S2: Smart Strength for Small Group Training
 
Sheraton Mesa Hotel - H
Saturday Sep 11, 2021 @  07:00:AM  —  08:50:AM MST

Intelligent ideas for strength and conditioning Small Group Training groups that make sense! In an interactive learning environment, review functional training principles and focus on the practical application of program design. Utilizing resistance tubing, dumbbells, and a Step, learn critical body alignment, precise cueing, and movement progressions with multiple Small Group Training options.

 
 
saturday, september 11, 7:00am - 8:50am
S3: Cueing: The Science of Movement Coaching
S3: Cueing: The Science of Movement Coaching
 
Sheraton Mesa Hotel - Agua Fria
Saturday Sep 11, 2021 @  07:00:AM  —  08:50:AM MST

Do you find yourself using the same movement cues over and over again? Do you wonder what creates un-explainable energy after a great fitness class? 


Part of the experience magic lies in the science of movement coaching. 


In this workshop, we will expose the framework that great movement coaches are continually refining. After setting the framework, we will interactively build an entire ""cue-box,"" that you can use immediately to help your clients discover new ""aha"" moments.

 
 
saturday, september 11, 7:00am - 8:50am
S4: BASH: HIIT + Muscle + BARRE HIIT
S4: BASH: HIIT + Muscle + BARRE HIIT
 
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Saturday Sep 11, 2021 @  07:00:AM  —  08:50:AM MST

HIIT: High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a method of repeated bouts of high-intensity, short duration intervals intermingled with lower intensity intervals of active recovery. w/Jenn Owens


MUSCLE: A full body strength training class specifically designed to build strength, add definition, improve bone density, and decrease body fat while increasing lean muscle. w/Julie Whitman


BARRE HIIT: This barre format will elevate your heartrate and work on building total body strength and lean muscle mass while adding cardio intervals.

 
 
saturday, september 11, 7:00am - 8:50am
S5: Yoga Sculpt
S5: Yoga Sculpt
 
Sheraton Mesa Hotel - Arroyo
Saturday Sep 11, 2021 @  07:00:AM  —  08:50:AM MST

Challenge your body, open your mind, and sculpt your muscles with something new—a vinyasa flow-style class with the added challenge of weights. You’ll sweat, tone, and experience an awarding practice.

 
 
saturday, september 11, 7:00am - 8:50am
S6: Aileen's Aqua Blast
S6: Aileen's Aqua Blast
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Sheraton Mesa Hotel - Madera
Saturday Sep 11, 2021 @  07:00:AM  —  08:50:AM MST

This total body water workout will condition all major muscle groups with resistance training, dynamic cardiovascular exercises, and fun interval drills. Water classes effectively increase the heart rate with non-weight bearing activities to provide a well-rounded workout for every fitness level. Learn how to customize movements so that everyone feels successful and is challenged throughout the entire workout. Fitness should be fun, functional, and ever-changing; you will walk away with countless ideas to keep your classes fresh and challenging. Aqua equipment will be used, along with some fabulous tunes, to enhance your water experience. Be ready to leave class fully energized!

 
 
saturday, september 11, 7:00am - 8:50am
DECK SPACE for S6: Aileen's Aqua Blast
DECK SPACE for S6: Aileen's Aqua Blast
 

DECK SPACE for S6: Aileen's Aqua Blast

 
 
expo break, 8:50am - 9:30am
EXPO BREAK
EXPO BREAK
 
Sheraton Mesa Hotel - Expo Hall
Saturday Sep 11, 2021 @  08:50:AM  —  09:30:AM MST
 
 
saturday, september 11, 9:30am - 11:20am
S1: How to Prevent Common Shoulder Injuries from Setting Your Clients Back
S1: How to Prevent Common Shoulder Injuries from Setting Your Clients Back
 
Sheraton Mesa Hotel - FG
Saturday Sep 11, 2021 @  09:30:AM  —  11:20:AM MST

This session will discuss common shoulder impairments that lead to difficulty with various upper quarter (or full body) exercises. We will identify several impairments (for example shoulder instability, rotator cuff impingement, tendinopathy, radiculopathy), review the anatomy and physiology of the impairment, and then relate those impairments to 2-3 specific lifts that are commonly used by fitness professionals. We will discuss ways to improve upon those specific impairments to then improve tolerance and performance of the specific lifts or movements. 

 
 
saturday, september 11, 9:30am - 11:20am
S2: TRX Beyond the Basics - The Evolution of Suspension Training
S2: TRX Beyond the Basics - The Evolution of Suspension Training
 
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Saturday Sep 11, 2021 @  09:30:AM  —  11:20:AM MST

Redefine what you know about TRX Suspension Training! This session provides a deep dive into the performance and coaching nuances of a series of highly effective TRX movements and combinations. Apply these impactful TRX sequences and coaching methods immediately and watch your suspension training evolve to the next level.

 
 
saturday, september 11, 9:30am - 11:20am
S3: Sports Supplements and Recovery: What You Need to Know
S3: Sports Supplements and Recovery: What You Need to Know
 
Sheraton Mesa Hotel - Agua Fria
Saturday Sep 11, 2021 @  09:30:AM  —  11:20:AM MST

Sports supplements are highly utilized in effort to gain maximum performance. However, recovery is of equal importance as one should recover twice as hard when training hard. While there is a host of supplements to use, this presentation will cover the science, efficiency, and application of which supplements provide the most bang for your buck when training to recover optimally. We dive into the science and dispel fact from fiction for all trainers, coaches, clients and athletes.

 
 
saturday, september 11, 9:30am - 11:20am
S4: BASH: SudorTaino + Towel Dance Fitness + Country Fusion + Zumba
S4: BASH: SudorTaino + Towel Dance Fitness + Country Fusion + Zumba
 
Sheraton Mesa Hotel - AB
Saturday Sep 11, 2021 @  09:30:AM  —  11:20:AM MST

Jump into this exciting FitnessFest BASH and try FOUR hot formats!


SudorTaino - HIIT moves, tribal dance, kickboxing, and yoga-inspired moves help you unleash stress, feel amazing, and own your authentic fitness level.


Towel Dance Fitness - Intensify your dance fitness workout by adding a towel! This format shows you to move those towels with a purpose. The towel keeps you accountable. Hold the towels with respect -- no locker room shenanigans! (Maybe a little).


Country Fusion - Country Fusion® is a fitness workout that incorporates country music and dance designed for all levels, ages, and for male and females. Blending country, latin, hip hop, jazz, and swing, this is a total body workout will be your new addiction!


Zumba - We take the "work" out of workout by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party for EVERY body!

 
 
saturday, september 11, 9:30am - 11:20am
S5: Nutrition and Functional Fitness for Personal and Business Success
S5: Nutrition and Functional Fitness for Personal and Business Success
 
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Sheraton Mesa Hotel - Arroyo
Saturday Sep 11, 2021 @  09:30:AM  —  11:20:AM MST

In this session we will cover the science and practical application of subscribing to a Pre- during and Post exercise nutrition strategy for optimizing your physical and mental performance. Learn how an overall focus on a personalized routine, functional fitness programming and a consumer driven success model will inspire and empower your clients. We will explore new technology that is driving innovation in the sports and fitness marketplace and show you how you can use existing research to create your own personal fitness philosophy. In this session we will aim to blend science, nutrition and movement together to give you a new perspective on how to drive your personal and business results to the next level.


*This is a split session with a talk followed by a dynamic Functional fusion workout.

 
 
saturday, september 11, 9:30am - 11:20am
S6: Offering Specific Modifications and Options in the Pool
S6: Offering Specific Modifications and Options in the Pool
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Sheraton Mesa Hotel - Madera
Saturday Sep 11, 2021 @  09:30:AM  —  11:20:AM MST

We all experience groups of students with a variety of health considerations and fitness levels. How do you teach to all these populations and give everyone everything they need?! Let industry expert Janice Jaicks show you specific options for knee, shoulder, and back issues without missing a beat for those who need more of a challenge.

 
 
saturday, september 11, 9:30am - 11:20am
DECK SPACE for S6: Offering Specific Modifications and Options in the Pool
DECK SPACE for S6: Offering Specific Modifications and Options in the Pool
 

DECK SPACE for S6: Offering Specific Modifications and Options in the Pool

 
 
e5 collective by aimee nicotera fitness & expo break, 11:20am - 11:50am
E5 COLLECTIVE by Aimee Nicotera Fitness & EXPO BREAK
E5 COLLECTIVE by Aimee Nicotera Fitness & EXPO BREAK
 
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Sheraton Mesa Hotel - Expo Hall
Saturday Sep 11, 2021 @  11:20:AM  —  11:50:AM MST

Train your body and mind to be resilient and strong with the E5 experience!


This fresh combination of endurance training, brain training and HIIT, also promotes readiness and recovery. E5 serves all fitness levels and is delivered with coaching intended to foster an unbreakable spirit and a positive mindset!


Master Class in Expo Hall!



 
 
keynote luncheon, september 11, 11:50am - 12:45pm
 
keynote luncheon, september 11, 11:50am - 12:45pm
KEYNOTE LUNCHEON - The Power of Identity
KEYNOTE LUNCHEON - The Power of Identity
 
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Sheraton Mesa Hotel - FGH
Saturday Sep 11, 2021 @  11:50:AM  —  12:45:PM MST

**Included with Full Conference or Saturday Registration for FREE


What separates average performance from extraordinary performance?  It turns out that identity plays a critical role. Many people base their identity in relation to social roles such as occupation and marital status versus personal characteristics.  


Join Dr Emily as she explores the power of identity and how to shape your beliefs into a brand that is defined by opportunity.  


 
 
saturday, september 11, 1:00pm - 2:50pm
S1: TAKE A SEAT: Dynamic Chair Workouts for Older Adults
S1: TAKE A SEAT: Dynamic Chair Workouts for Older Adults
 
Sheraton Mesa Hotel - FG
Saturday Sep 11, 2021 @  01:15:PM  —  02:50:PM MST

There is no question that physical activity and exercise can reduce the risk of chronic disease, increase life expectancy, and preserve the ability to perform activities of daily living. Explore the benefits and accessible exercise options that can improve strength, cardiovascular health, mobility, and balance all from the comfort of a sturdy chair. Leave with a plethora of ideas for older adults that will improve measures of physical health to combat the effects of aging.

 
 
saturday, september 11, 1:00pm - 2:50pm
S2: Kinetic Chain Assessment - If You're Not Assessing, You're Guessing
S2: Kinetic Chain Assessment - If You're Not Assessing, You're Guessing
 
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Saturday Sep 11, 2021 @  01:15:PM  —  02:50:PM MST

Why should you assess? It's important to discover the goals and needs of each client, establish a baseline, and create realistic expectations. Additionally, you must create individualized, systematic, and progressive exercise programs for the people you serve.


Learn how to assess subjective and objective information about your clients for optimal program design in this dynamic workshop.Part 1- Lecture/Theory Part 2- Movement assessments and sample programming.

 
 
saturday, september 11, 1:00pm - 2:50pm
S3: The Traits and Habits of Highly Successful Fitness Professionals
S3: The Traits and Habits of Highly Successful Fitness Professionals
 
Sheraton Mesa Hotel - Agua Fria
Saturday Sep 11, 2021 @  01:00:PM  —  02:50:PM MST

If you are not growing, you are falling behind. Successful fitness professionals must consistently find ways to grow in a variety of areas. In this inspiring and informative session, learn scientific methodology of skill development. Then discover five specific skills and habits common to successful people. This session is full of tangible tips and tools that attendees can implement immediately to make an immediate and noticeable impact. 


If you are serious about being the best professional you can be, don’t miss this.

  • Discuss the phases of skill and habit development
  • Explore five key traits of high successful professionals
  • Create an action plan to help maximize your personal potential"
 
 
saturday, september 11, 1:00pm - 2:50pm
S4: BASH: Body ConfiDANCE
S4: BASH: Body ConfiDANCE
 
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Sheraton Mesa Hotel - AB
Saturday Sep 11, 2021 @  01:00:PM  —  02:50:PM MST

This unique dance class is all about bringing out your “SASS” (Style with Attitude, Sensuality and Sexiness)! Our goal is to help ALL people build body confidence in a classy, fun, inclusive way! All shapes, sizes and ages welcome! Each class is cleverly designed to teach you dance moves with different genres of music to showcase your inner beauty! A full routine will be performed at the end leaving you feeling empowered, accomplished and self-confident! Own your “SASS”!

 
 
saturday, september 11, 1:00pm - 2:50pm
S5: Gut Dysbiosis and the Microbiome
S5: Gut Dysbiosis and the Microbiome
 
Sheraton Mesa Hotel - Arroyo
Saturday Sep 11, 2021 @  01:00:PM  —  02:50:PM MST

Dealing with chronic illnesses or want to know how to make a difference for other people? This is a workshop you will not want to miss. Join Stephanie as she uncovers ways to gain back health and vitality by identifying hidden stressors that are affecting the gut and causing a dysbiosis of the microbiome. Leave this workshop with information that can change your health and your life. 

 
 
saturday, september 11, 1:00pm - 2:50pm
S6: S'WET Silver - Elevate Your Senior Aqua Aerobics
S6: S'WET Silver - Elevate Your Senior Aqua Aerobics
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Sheraton Mesa Hotel - Madera
Saturday Sep 11, 2021 @  01:00:PM  —  02:50:PM MST

Expand your techniques using level II, grounded and equipment assisted high-intensity exercises to elevate your elite senior/low level mover aqua enthusiasts. Incorporate everything from cardio intervals, balance work and core teasers that will keep our active aging population coming back for more!

 
 
saturday, september 11, 1:00pm - 2:50pm
DECK SPACE: S'WET Silver - Elevate Your Senior Aqua Aerobics
DECK SPACE: S'WET Silver - Elevate Your Senior Aqua Aerobics
 

DECK SPACE for S6: S'WET Silver - Elevate Your Senior Aqua Aerobics

 
 
expo break, 2:50pm - 3:20pm
EXPO BREAK
EXPO BREAK
 
Sheraton Mesa Hotel - Expo Hall
Saturday Sep 11, 2021 @  02:50:PM  —  03:20:PM MST
 
 
saturday, september 11, 3:20pm - 5:10pm
S1: Walking: A Predictor of Longevity
S1: Walking: A Predictor of Longevity
 
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Saturday Sep 11, 2021 @  03:20:PM  —  05:10:PM MST

Walking.  The most foundational and functional movement pattern we do every day.  Join Dr Emily as she explores how this subconscious movement pattern is actually a great predictor of vitality and longevity.  Learn some of the top barriers to optimizing walking speed and how to integrate these concepts into the aging clients programming. 

 
 
saturday, september 11, 3:20pm - 5:10pm
S2: Killer Core with the Foam Roller
S2: Killer Core with the Foam Roller
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Sheraton Mesa Hotel - FG
Saturday Sep 11, 2021 @  03:20:PM  —  05:10:PM MST

It's time for a unique approach to core work! To properly focus on this important area, you need to hit it from multiple positions. Incorporate a variety of muscles, from your hips to your shoulders, but keep the back safe from injury and stress. Although the foam roller is traditionally used for myofascial release, it is an amazingly functional tool for core work, as well. It is integrated into the entire program from start to finish, with combinations that focus on strength, balance, and flexibility, for an effective and fun workout. This core-centric program will offer you a surprising challenge!

 
 
saturday, september 11, 3:20pm - 5:10pm
S3: 3 Steps to Creating a Fitness Offer that Sells
S3: 3 Steps to Creating a Fitness Offer that Sells
 
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Sheraton Mesa Hotel - Agua Fria
Saturday Sep 11, 2021 @  03:20:PM  —  05:10:PM MST

Cashflow is the lifeblood of any small business. If you’re not making money you aren’t going to stay in business, which means your clients LOSE the opportunity to work with you.


If developing a product and selling it doesn’t come easy for you, you’re not alone. Instructors and trainers aren’t taught the marketing and business skills they need to be successful outside of the gym. You know how to deliver an effective workout, but you don’t know how to bring in new clients online.


So let’s talk about ensuring your online fitness business is creating revenue right out of the gate.

 
 
saturday, september 11, 3:20pm - 5:10pm
S4: BASH: POUND® - Rockout.Workout. + SOULfusion + Strong Nation + Happy Ho …
S4: BASH: POUND® - Rockout.Workout. + SOULfusion + Strong Nation + Happy Ho …
 
Sheraton Mesa Hotel - AB
Saturday Sep 11, 2021 @  03:20:PM  —  05:10:PM MST

POUND® - Rockout.Workout. - Channel your inner rockstar with this full body cardio-jam session inspired by the infectious, energizing, and sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums.


SOULfusion - SOULfusion is a creative blend of yoga-inspired flows, short cardio bursts, balance sequences, and body weight and weighted strength training exercises all set to crazy fun music. It offers modifications for all levels in the group exercise environment.


Strong Nation - Using only your body weight, STRONG Nation™ will test your strength and stamina in a powerful cardio and muscle-conditioning session in one, all led by original music designed for the workout.


Happy Hour @ the Barre - Why so serious? Barre class was always intended to be fun, much like any good happy hour. In this session, let us learn new ways for creating Happy Hour Barre Vibes with your choreography, your music choices and your communication system. Take away new choreography, a new attitude and a whole new approach to assuring your Happy Hour Barre class is true to its name.  

 
 
saturday, september 11, 3:20pm - 5:10pm
S5: The Confidence Catalyst
S5: The Confidence Catalyst
 
Sheraton Mesa Hotel - Arroyo
Saturday Sep 11, 2021 @  03:20:PM  —  05:10:PM MST

The fitness landscape has changed forever, your clients have been changed forever, and the world needs you now more than ever. And each day you delay there is a price you pay. Either in $$$$, delayed dreams or both!


In this session, Petra will invite you to revisit the dreams that you have been putting on the sidelines and help you create a regret proof life, by showing you how to remove the gatekeepers of fear and doubt. She will leave you with

actionable tips strategies that you can use daily to stay on your path to greatness. Now is the time to raise your beliefs, elevate your mindset and create a life that you are excited and energized to live. The world is waiting –what are you waiting for?

 
 
saturday, september 11, 3:20pm - 5:10pm
S6: Aqua Men 2021
S6: Aqua Men 2021
2/30 LEFT  
Sheraton Mesa Hotel - Madera
Saturday Sep 11, 2021 @  03:20:PM  —  05:10:PM MST

Enjoy this fantastic class with two of our FitnessFest men of aqua! The pool will never look the same once you experience this tidal wave of energy, creativity, and enthusiasm. Manuel and Jeff will focus on different styles/formats of aquatic fitness techniques, pushing you to the next level. Leave with a flood of new ideas to make a big splash in your own aqua fitness classes!

 
 
saturday, september 11, 3:20pm - 5:10pm
DECK SPACE for S6: Aqua Men 2021
DECK SPACE for S6: Aqua Men 2021
 

DECK SPACE for S6: Aqua Men 2021

 
 
sat, sept 11, evening stretch & herbalife giveaway, 5:15pm - 6:00pm
Evening Stretch & Herbalife Giveaway
Evening Stretch & Herbalife Giveaway
 
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Saturday Sep 11, 2021 @  05:15:PM  —  06:00:PM MST

Wrap up another jam-packed FitnessFest day with this short cool-down session. Herbalife will be giving away all kinds of goodies to FitnessFest attendees!

 
 
sunday, september 12, coffee with petra, 7:00am - 7:45am
Coffee with Petra: Transformational Leadership for Our World 2.0
Coffee with Petra: Transformational Leadership for Our World 2.0
 
Sheraton Mesa Hotel - AB
Sunday Sep 12, 2021 @  06:45:AM  —  07:45:AM MST

Now is the time to move beyond the “what” of what we do and explore the “why” behind what we do. The world needs you, your message and your methodology more than ever, but the needs of our clients have radically shifted over the past year.


It will be your why that allows you to help others ignite their fire and passion without you burning out, and it will be your why that connects you to the best of your past, the magic in the moment and the potential of your future. And - when the why’s of you as the “leader” intersect with the “why’s” of your students and clients, a deep and meaningful connection is formed creating an environment for transformational change to transpire.

 
 
sunday, september 12, 8:00am - 9:50am
SD1: Barre for Active Aging
SD1: Barre for Active Aging
 
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Sunday Sep 12, 2021 @  08:00:AM  —  09:50:AM MST

Barre is still a very popular modality of exercise choices but, classes can cater to primarily the young enthusiast. The Active Aging student commonly has knee and back issues with injuries and being placed in a compromised position for an extended period is not functional and painful. In this session, you will be able to deliver powerful regressions and progressions for students who may have issues but love the idea of barre workouts. Join for a truly functionally graceful approach to barre-based on the purpose of each and every exercise.

 
 
sunday, september 12, 8:00am - 9:50am
SD2: C IT Do It: 5 Circuit & Interval Training Programs for Group Ex Instru …
SD2: C IT Do It: 5 Circuit & Interval Training Programs for Group Ex Instru …
 
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Sunday Sep 12, 2021 @  08:00:AM  —  09:50:AM MST

This workshop is designed to teach five different types of circuit and interval training programs which can be used with either group instructors or personal trainers. Don’t let every class be the same – Shake it up!"

 
 
sunday, september 12, 8:00am - 9:50am
SD3: E5 COLLECTIVE by Aimee Nicotera Fitness
SD3: E5 COLLECTIVE by Aimee Nicotera Fitness
 
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Sheraton Mesa Hotel - Arroyo
Sunday Sep 12, 2021 @  08:00:AM  —  09:50:AM MST

Train your body and mind to be resilient and strong with the E5 experience! This fresh combination of endurance training, brain training and HIIT, also promotes readiness and recovery. E5 serves all fitness levels and is delivered with coaching intended to foster an unbreakable spirit and a positive mindset! E5 is a method easily used by trainers working with individuals, groups, teams, youths or active older adults, and can be executed with minimal equipment or none at all. Prepare to endure, engage, push and recover! and "E"xplore the "5" actions you can take to be stronger in mind and body!

 
 
sunday, september 12, 8:00am - 9:50am
SD4: POWR'd Circuits
SD4: POWR'd Circuits
 
Sheraton Mesa Hotel - H
Sunday Sep 12, 2021 @  08:00:AM  —  09:50:AM MST

Want some ideas to create fun, variety, and efficient circuit workouts! Get POWR'd to emPOWER your clients or group classes to participate in a fitness environment that brings variety, energy, and fun to the table. Think science based combinations of aerobic capacity, strength, muscular endurance, and balance. It's functional training at its best - move through all the planes for efficient ways to move the body.

 
 
sunday, september 12, 8:00am - 9:50am
SD5: Pilates Strength & Grace
SD5: Pilates Strength & Grace
 
Sheraton Mesa Hotel - Agua Fria
Sunday Sep 12, 2021 @  08:00:AM  —  09:50:AM MST

In this workshop we will explore the art of blending classical and contemporary Mat Pilates which will inspire you to take your creativity to the next level!

 
 
sunday, september 12, 8:00am - 9:50am
SD6: Aqua Dance Dance Dance!
SD6: Aqua Dance Dance Dance!
9/30 LEFT  
Sheraton Mesa Hotel - Madera
Sunday Sep 12, 2021 @  08:00:AM  —  09:50:AM MST

Let’s play with multiple progressions and rhythm changes over your regular aqua moves. Then let's add some flair and directional changes. You will find enough creative ideas to help you transform your regular aquatic class into a dance ball.

 
 
sunday, september 12, 8:00am - 9:50am
DECK SPACE for SD6: Aqua Dance Dance Dance!
DECK SPACE for SD6: Aqua Dance Dance Dance!
 

DECK SPACE for SD6: Aqua Dance Dance Dance!

 
 
sunday, september 12, 10:00am - 11:50am
SD1: Fall Risk, Sensory Stimulation, and Perception of Self
SD1: Fall Risk, Sensory Stimulation, and Perception of Self
 
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Sunday Sep 12, 2021 @  10:00:AM  —  11:50:AM MST

Falls are one of the major concerns of 65+ clientele. Despite the abundance of balance programming and fall reduction products, the US healthcare system still reports spending $50 billion annually on fall-related costs. Join Human Movement Specialist Dr. Emily Splichal as she explores how fall reduction programming needs to start with the client's ability to perceive themselves as it relates to both their internal and external environments.

Learn how interoception and the perception of "I am" or body ownership is critical to exteroception and the concept of kinesthetic awareness. As soon as we lose this internal/external relationship, our fall risk dramatically increases. Learn how to use gravity, muscle contractions, barefoot stimulation, and breath to build body ownership and bulletproof our boomers from falls!

 
 
sunday, september 12, 10:00am - 11:50am
SD2: Innovative Elastic Resistance Training (TRX Workshop)
SD2: Innovative Elastic Resistance Training (TRX Workshop)
 
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Sunday Sep 12, 2021 @  10:00:AM  —  11:50:AM MST

Capitalize on the unique capabilities of strength bands to provide variable resistance and full body activation at high movement speeds at any angle for every element of your workout.

 
 
sunday, september 12, 10:00am - 11:50am
SD4: Balletone, Center Floor Cardio Like No Other
SD4: Balletone, Center Floor Cardio Like No Other
 
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Sheraton Mesa Hotel - AB
Sunday Sep 12, 2021 @  10:00:AM  —  11:50:AM MST

It's here…a barefoot, cardio workout with a little fitness, a little ballet, a little dance, and a whole lot of edge! Fuse dynamic ballet inspired cardio sequences with fitness and yoga inspired sequences to improve posture, flexibility, balance and strength, but also challenge your students with dance. It's all about attitude- let's hit the floor!

 
 
sunday, september 12, 10:00am - 11:50am
SD5: YogaFit for Active Adults
SD5: YogaFit for Active Adults
 
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Sheraton Mesa Hotel - Arroyo
Sunday Sep 12, 2021 @  10:00:AM  —  11:50:AM MST

This session will focus on developing your yoga practice for aging adults in a variety of fitness categories using a chair for assistance. Adaptations of poses to improve posture and balance, increase range of motion, and develop self?confidence will be covered. You will leave with an understanding of how to teach a multilevel class that challenges those seniors who are physically fit while offering a variety of modifications for those who lead a more sedentary lifestyle.

 
 
sunday, september 12, 10:00am - 11:50am
SD6: Sustained Aqua Resistance
SD6: Sustained Aqua Resistance
2/30 LEFT  
Sheraton Mesa Hotel - Madera
Sunday Sep 12, 2021 @  10:00:AM  —  11:50:AM MST

Get out of the studio and into the pool. Dive into a complete cardio and conditioning class using water resistance and buoyancy made for a total body workout. You’ll build strength, raise your heart rate, and get an invigorating workout. Great to add on to existing aqua classes or for those looking for new bootcamp ideas.

 
 
sunday, september 12, 10:00am - 11:50am
DECK SPACE for SD6: Sustained Aqua Resistance
DECK SPACE for SD6: Sustained Aqua Resistance
 

DECK SPACE for SD6: Sustained Aqua Resistance

 
 
lunch break, september 12, 11:50am - 12:40pm
LUNCH BREAK
LUNCH BREAK
 
Sunday Sep 12, 2021 @  11:50:AM  —  12:40:PM MST

LUNCH ON YOUR OWN

 
 
sunday, september 12, 12:40pm - 2:10pm
SD1: Power for the Ageless
SD1: Power for the Ageless
 
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Sunday Sep 12, 2021 @  12:40:PM  —  02:10:PM MST

Power, as the production of force and speed, is essential for activities of daily living and maintaining functional power. Come learn some of the normal aging processes which bring about physiological changes and how we as professionals may be able to slow down or stop the decrease in function, mobility, and dependence on other people. Learn how to put together three different class formats to increase power in your active aging population.

 
 
sunday, september 12, 12:40pm - 2:10pm
SD2: Optimal Overhead Pressing: What all Trainers and Clients Need to Know
SD2: Optimal Overhead Pressing: What all Trainers and Clients Need to Know
 
Sheraton Mesa Hotel - H
Sunday Sep 12, 2021 @  12:40:PM  —  02:10:PM MST

This hands-on session will discuss and identify the mechanics, technical intricacies, and execution of the Overhead Press. Examine variations for personal trainers and coaches to help clients and athletes better understand the Overhead Press, its execution, and application. While overall less technical to execute compared to other main lifts, the Overhead Press provides tremendous benefits for upper body strength, shoulder health, rotational power, and stabilization effects, coupled with wide array of exercise variations. This presentation will also cover the importance of the Overhead Press and give a complete analysis of the mechanics and technical intricacies of the overhead press, both from an execution and a training perspective.

 
 
sunday, september 12, 12:40pm - 2:10pm
SD4: Time Under Tension (resistance tubing)
SD4: Time Under Tension (resistance tubing)
 
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Sheraton Mesa Hotel - AB
Sunday Sep 12, 2021 @  12:40:PM  —  02:10:PM MST

Resistance tubing is tremendously versatile; with just this one inexpensive, portable power tool, you can work strength, cardio, balance and flexibility. Learn to create combinations for a limitless variety of both functional and traditional exercises. Optimize anchoring placement and line of pull to provide different approaches to the targeted muscles. A variety of speeds, rhythms, grips and positions increase your exercise options. Standing, seated or on the floor, you’ll be amazed at all you can do with tubing!

 
 
sunday, september 12, 12:40pm - 2:10pm
SD5: Restorative Pilates
SD5: Restorative Pilates
 
Sheraton Mesa Hotel - Arroyo
Sunday Sep 12, 2021 @  12:40:PM  —  02:10:PM MST

A wonderful class dedicated to self care, especially as we age! Experience how using specific techniques and tools can promote better movement and improved functional range of motion - very important during times of increased sitting and to release stress in your body. We will incorporate foam rollers, bands, balls & other wonderful products to implement them for trigger point release! Our goal is to leave you feeling more limber and refreshed, ready to take on your day! A truly good feeling, body healing session.

 
 
sunday, september 12, 12:40pm - 2:10pm
SD6: Aqua Ai Chi
SD6: Aqua Ai Chi
11/30 LEFT  
Sheraton Mesa Hotel - Madera
Sunday Sep 12, 2021 @  12:40:PM  —  02:10:PM MST

A combination of deep breathing and slow, broad movements standing in chest-depth water. Flowing movements integrate mental, physical, and spiritual energy. The benefits of Ai Chi are countless.

 
 
sunday, september 12, 12:40pm - 2:10pm
DECK SPACE for SD6: Aqua Ai Chi
DECK SPACE for SD6: Aqua Ai Chi
 

DECK SPACE for SD6: Aqua Ai Chi

 
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