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AquaCon 2022
AquaCon 2022
FitnessFest CONFERENCE
Fri, March 18, 2022 — Sat, March 19, 2022
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THIS EVENT IS 100% FREE!

Welcome!


AquaCon 2022 is an amazing opportunity to get your feet wet and acquire quality aquatic fitness training. Join some of the country's best presenters as they share their water aerobics expertise and show you how to develop classes that are safe, fun, and effective! Continuing education credits are awarded for attending this event.


Location:

Southwest Valley Family YMCA

2919 N Litchfield Rd

Goodyear, AZ 85395


Follow the steps below to learn about AquaCon 2022 and register.


STEP 1: Use the menu to the left to view the AGENDA.


STEP 2: Use the SPEAKERS tab to read about who will be participating in our conference. The CEC tab has award amounts listed. The PRICING tab features all prices and deadlines.


STEP 3: When you have decided which workshops you want on your schedule, click REGISTER > Myself > CHOOSE YOUR PROFILE. This is where you'll select your registration package.


Options are:

  • The Full Conference Registration includes all workshops on Friday and Saturday. This registration item DOES NOT include Aqua Progressions I Certification.


  • The One Day Conference Registration includes all workshops on the day selected: Friday or Saturday. This DOES NOT include Aqua Progressions I Certification.


  • The Single Session Conference Registration allows you to register for up to four SINGLE sessions throughout the weekend. This registration item DOES NOT include Aqua Progressions I Certification.


  • Choose the Aqua Progressions I Certification if you are registering for this training. You will receive online modules prior to the 4-hour in-person workshop on Saturday, March 18th with Janice Jaicks. You will also have the option of adding additional registration items. You will also have the option to add a Full Conference (Friday & Saturday), One Day, or Single Session.


CANCELLATION POLICY:

Cancellations must be in writing thirty days prior to the first day of conference. Your registration may then be transferred to another event through December 31, 2022 without a penalty or a transfer fee. Any cancellations within 30 days of the event date may be transferred with a $75 transfer fee to another event. There are no refunds. FitnessFest is not responsible for acts of God, nature, war, union or labor disputes, or other events out of our control. Contact (480) 461-3888 for additional details or with questions.

Registration: Open
Event Dates
MAR
18
FRIDAY
to
MAR
19
SATURDAY
Registration Closes
March 17, 2022 @ 6:00 pm
Goodyear, AZ
Address
Southwest Valley Family YMCA
2919 N Litchfield Rd
Goodyear, AZ  USA
Selection Options
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conference attendee registration items
Aqua Progressions I Certification
Aqua Progressions I Certification
$ 199.00 

The Aqua Progressions I Certification is a 4-hour course on Friday from 8am - 12pm.



When you select this, you also get (at no additional charge):
  • Aqua Progressions I
 
Full Conference Registration (FRIDAY & SATURDAY)
Full Conference Registration (FRIDAY & SATURDAY)
$ 189.00 

The Full Conference Package includes all workshops on Friday & Saturday. 

 
One Day Conference Registration (FRIDAY)
One Day Conference Registration (FRIDAY)
$ 99.00 

The One Day Package includes all workshops on the day selected: Friday

 
One Day Conference Registration (SATURDAY)
One Day Conference Registration (SATURDAY)
$ 99.00 

The One Day Package includes all workshops on the day selected: Saturday. 

 
 
conference attendee registration items
Single Session Conference Registration
Single Session Conference Registration
$ 45.00 

The Single Session Conference Registration allows you to register for 1-4 single sessions on either Friday or Saturday.

 
 
friday, march 18, 8:00am - 12:00pm
Aqua Progressions I
Aqua Progressions I
 
Friday Mar 18, 2022 @  08:00:AM  —  12:00:PM MST

Aqua Progressions I gives you all the tools you will need to lead a safe and effective water fitness class for all populations. This course includes online lecture modules and the in-person training with creator Janice Jaicks. Unique features of this training include learning how to offer many specific options/modifications, how to effectively transition from one move to another in the pool, and ways to change intensity using the water properties and principles. Also expect to learn leadership skills and receive ongoing support from industry leader and course instructor Janice Jaicks for as long as you need it! Chock full of choreography, cardio, core work, and stretching, this is the go-to water aerobics instructor course for 2022. In-person session includes laminated choreography. 


What you’ll get with Aqua Progressions I:

-Certificate of Completion 

-Aqua Progressions Manual

-Laminated Choreography

-A concrete plan that will improve your current classes or help land you an aquatic position in the field

-A test to assure that you have retained all the information

-A chance to audition your routine/talents to assure you are prepared 


**This course includes an online course (modules + exam) that you will be given prior to the in-person (4-hour) portion of the certification on Friday, March 18th. Contact janice@fitnessfest.org with questions. The online portion will be available after the first of the year. You will be alerted when it is available. 

 
 
friday, march 18, 10:00am - 12:45pm
Aqua Tone & Sculpt
Aqua Tone & Sculpt
 
Friday Mar 18, 2022 @  10:00:AM  —  12:45:PM MST

Explore the ins and outs of Barre and Pilates so that we can turn those concepts into incredible aqua moves. Marissa will show you how certain moves (especially when executed in the water) can help those with knee and other joint issues. Also learn modifications for all ability levels. Equipment options will be offered, as well as non-equipment exercises. 

 
 
friday, march 18, 12:45pm - 1:15pm
LUNCH BREAK
LUNCH BREAK
 
Friday Mar 18, 2022 @  12:45:PM  —  01:15:PM MST

Lunch on your own

 
 
friday, march 18, 1:15pm - 3:05pm
High Tide/Low Tide: The Ultimate Aqua Fitness Challenge!
High Tide/Low Tide: The Ultimate Aqua Fitness Challenge!
 
Friday Mar 18, 2022 @  01:15:PM  —  03:05:PM MST

The world of personal training is changing, and water is the perfect complement to a land-based fitness program. This shallow/deep bootcamp-style aqua endurance workshop offers a high-intensity athletic approach and implements a combination of traditional aqua fitness, aqua walking and running, strength-training exercises, sports-intense cardiovascular work, intervals, and plyometrics. Using both vertical and horizontal aquatic exercises, you'll learn how to create appropriate progressions in intensity, complexity, and movement. If you are a fitness professional who wants to expand your offerings or are just someone interested in an incredible new workout, this workshop is a great place to get your feet wet! This class is recommended for an apparently healthy population and clients who are comfortable in the water.

 
 
friday, march 18, 1:15pm - 3:05pm
Deep Water Cardio: Core & Strength
Deep Water Cardio: Core & Strength
 
Friday Mar 18, 2022 @  01:15:PM  —  03:05:PM MST

This class is full of fun and energizing layers of movement combinations designed to help you assist your students in reaching their fitness goals now! From cardio endurance to core challenges, from strength to flexibility, your students will improve overall wellness with this triple threat experience.  

 
 
friday, march 18, 3:10pm - 5:00pm
Aqua Effort
Aqua Effort
 
Friday Mar 18, 2022 @  03:10:PM  —  05:00:PM MST

You Didn't Get Wet for Nothin'! How much effort are your water aerobics participants using when they exercise? Do you ever feel that they are just going through the motions during your class with little or no real exertion? Using a percentage- based method, Connie has a developed a technique that will make them aware of the different levels of intensity. By using this formula in your classes, it will assist you to help your clients better understand the aerobic and anaerobic effects of a water discipline. The methodology in this class can be used for all aqua- based classes, including swimming, aqua running, water walking and can also be transferred easily for use with their land-based activities. Make the effort!

 
 
friday, march 18, 3:10pm - 5:00pm
Making It in the Aqua World: Insider Tips & Secrets
Making It in the Aqua World: Insider Tips & Secrets
 
Friday Mar 18, 2022 @  03:10:PM  —  05:00:PM MST

How can you make money doing what you love?! If you're pursuing a career in fitness, you may be asking yourself: 

-What skills do I need to teach?

-How do I nail an interview?

-How do I even get into a gym or a private club?

-What should I be getting paid?

-How do I start my own business?


Join Janice as she shares what she's learned as a business owner since 1990, hear specific tips and things every instructor should know, and bring your questions!

 
 
saturday, march 19, 9:00am - 10:50am
Resistance Training Using Core Stabilization
Resistance Training Using Core Stabilization
 
Saturday Mar 19, 2022 @  09:00:AM  —  10:50:AM MST

The water is the perfect medium to explore and improve dynamic balance, strength, agility, and coordination. We’ll take advantage of water properties using buoyancy and drag, with and without equipment (buoys). Learn how to use training intensity, alignment, muscle involvement, and muscle integration in this efficient total body workout.

 
 
saturday, march 19, 9:00am - 10:50am
Aqua Tabata
Aqua Tabata
 
Saturday Mar 19, 2022 @  09:00:AM  —  10:50:AM MST

Tabata-style interval training in the water! The statistics have been out for years; interval training burns calories and boosts metabolism long after the workout. So, why not do it in the water?! “My classes tripled in size when I changed my format to Tabata in the water! Plus, the strength and endurance that my students have built have been rewarding and really impressive to see!” says Janice. Fun, energetic, and easy to teach if you are a motivator!

 
 
saturday, march 19, 11:00am - 12:00pm
NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK
NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK
 
Saturday Mar 19, 2022 @  11:00:AM  —  12:00:PM MST

Lunch on your own and network with other attendees!

 
 
saturday, march 19, 12:00pm - 1:50pm
Are You Equipped?
Are You Equipped?
 
Saturday Mar 19, 2022 @  12:00:PM  —  01:50:PM MST

As aqua fitness professionals, we sometimes become dependent on equipment to help us add variety to our classes. This workshop will give you the tools that you need to conduct a great water workout without the use of equipment, utilizing the waters resistance, intensity of a movement, and range of motion. We will also touch on anchored/grounded movements that are often neglected and undervalued in a traditional aqua fitness class. Using this approach, you can create a surprisingly challenging workout, that will be aerobically demanding, increase core strength and flexibility. Leave with the "equipment" to instantly give you a fresh approach for formulating, innovative ways to motivate your classes by teaching them the power of using their bodies.

 
 
saturday, march 19, 12:00pm - 1:50pm
Aqua DANCE, HIP, AND FUNK!
Aqua DANCE, HIP, AND FUNK!
 
Saturday Mar 19, 2022 @  12:00:PM  —  01:50:PM MST

Take your body and hips and make them funk in the pool! Approach your aqua class from another point of view with this cardio-based hip/hop and funk oriented type of workout. Enough ideas to help you to deliver creative ways to transform your regular aquatic moves using progressions and rhythm changes as you make them look more hip and funk. You will put your class on the cutting edge.

 
 
saturday, march 19, 2:00pm - 3:50pm
Essential Techniques for the Aging Population
Essential Techniques for the Aging Population
 
Saturday Mar 19, 2022 @  02:00:PM  —  03:50:PM MST

Learn effective ways to integrate activities into your water aerobics programming that are safe for those with arthritis, general aging issues, and obesity. Also included will be activities to work with a neurodiverse population. You’ll learn to build positive neuroplasticity, balance, and coordination while improving your memory! Let’s fine-tune your aging exercise protocols to facilitate overall health and wellbeing.

 
 
saturday, march 19, 2:00pm - 3:50pm
50 Ways to Use Your Noodle
50 Ways to Use Your Noodle
 
Saturday Mar 19, 2022 @  02:00:PM  —  03:50:PM MST

Everyone uses this versatile tool in their classes -- the noodle! Join Janice for upper body, lower body, balance, abdominal, and cardio moves. Discuss and practice using the noodle as a flotation device, resistance tool, and as a way to stretch. Understanding how to work your abdominals without gravity will also be addressed. 

 
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