April 6-9, 2017 • Town and Country Resort & Convention Center • San Diego, California

Exercise Programming

Clients and athletes alike depend on you to customize their fitness programs to reach their individual goals. Improve your techniques by incorporating the latest advancements in the fitness field from practitioners who have the experience and expertise only ACSM can offer.

Get with the Flow: Empowering Mind/Body Health with Yoga

Sally Sherman
Sally Sherman

Sally Sherman, Ph.D. is a dancer, triathlete, yogi and educator in Pittsburgh, PA. Sally holds a B.A. in Dance, an M.Ed. in Teaching, an M.S. in Exercise Science and a Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology. She serves as a faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh in the Department of Health and Physical Activity. Dr. Sherman’s dissertation work studied “Energy Expenditure in Yoga Versus Other Forms of Physical Activity” and revealed that Vinyasa Yoga meets exercise requirements. Dr. Sherman is a certified Baptiste yoga instructor and has assisted in teacher trainings all over the world. As a triathlete, Dr. Sherman is a sponsored athlete competing in long-distance cycling events, marathons and IRONMAN triathlons. She uses these events to raise money for local charities including food banks, the Salvation Army and Toys for Tots. As a melanoma survivor, she aims to bring awareness to skin cancer prevention, especially among the athletes who spend so much time in the sunshine.

DATE
  • Friday, April 7, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 9, 8:45 – 9:45 a.m.
OVERVIEW

Yoga is a form of physical activity that heals both body and mind.  While extremely popular, research to quantify the health benefits of yoga and in how to best incorporate yoga into health promotion programming have been lacking.  Moreover, yoga has not been included in many of the public health guidelines for physical activity, likely due to the lack of sufficient scientific evidence to warrant inclusion.  However, more recent and well conducted research suggests that yoga, particularly Vinyasa Yoga, meets the criteria for inclusion as a form of physical activity that meets the current public health recommendations for dose and intensity.  This session will be a blend of didactic, demonstration, and participation of Vinyasa Yoga to explore the “flow” that makes this form of Yoga a form of physical activity that heals both body and mind. Attendees will be active participants in this session.

 

 

 


Workshop: Keiser Cycling: Triple Threat Power Cycling

Linda Webster
Linda Webster

Linda Webster is a Keiser National Trainer, finalist for the IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year Award and has over 20 years of experience in the fitness industry.  She owns Guru Fitness®, a fitness education consulting company. Linda is an ACE-Certified Personal Trainer, AFAA-Certified Group Fitness and Kickboxing Instructor, a 500 RYT and Stott Pilates-certified.  Linda is a full-time personal trainer and group fitness instructor at a Sports Medicine Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

 

Buddy Macuha
Buddy Macuha

Buddy is a Keiser International Master Trainer with a degree in Kinesiology specializing in exercise science.  He has presented for over 20 years and is the Group Fitness Manager for Equinox in San Francisco. Buddy was voted the San Francisco Chronicle’s Best Instructor and holds certifications from ACE, AFAA and over 5 cycling certifications.  Buddy has presented for IDEA, canfitpro and the Indoor Cycling Associate Webinar.

 

DATE
  • Friday, April 7, 10:45 – 12:15 p.m. (Linda Webster)
  • Friday, April 7, 4:15 – 5:45 p.m. (Buddy Macuha)
OVERVIEW

Combine endurance, strength and power drills into your class and become a triple threat cycling instructor!   Each one is slightly different and knowing how to better utilize power is the key.  You’ll maximize your results by understanding how both slow and fast twitch muscle fibers activate and experience both steady state and interval drills while tapping into the different energy systems the body uses during exercise. This session is double the fun, and triple the threat.

 

 

 


Workshop: Keiser Cycling: Top Themes and Fantastic Focuses

Krista Popowych
Krista Popowych

Krista Popowych has been inspiring fitness leaders, trainers and managers around the globe for over two decades with her motivating and creative sessions. As the 2016 canfitpro Canadian Presenter of the Year and 2014 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year, Krista is a highly sought after educator and speaker. She has a degree in Human Kinetics specializing in coaching and instructing. Krista’s goal has always been to inspire others through movement and education. When not teaching or consulting, Krista shares her energy as a guest speaker and TV personality. She sits on IDEA’s Fitness Committee, is an Adidas sponsored 3-stripe team member and is the Global Director of Group Education for Keiser.

DATE
  • Friday, April 7, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 8, 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
OVERVIEW

Stop taking your class on a road to nowhere!  This workshop will take you through a grab bag of theme ideas and focuses that have proven successful in the indoor cycling setting along with the tips, tricks and tools to pull them off. Learn how to develop and deliver rides that will get the entire facility buzzing about the experience, the challenge and what is coming next.

 

 

 


 

Workshop: Power Pilates Yoga Fusion 1X

June Kahn
June Kahn

2009 World IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year, founder of June Kahn’s Bodyworks, LLC & Education Director of Balance Through Movement Pilates & Rehab Specialist for Masso Medical in Boulder, Colorado. Best known for bridging the gap between classical Pilates and the fitness industry, June is the program developer for Active Ageing programming for Body Bar & many other fitness organizations, a published author, featured speaker and appears in numerous fitness DVDs and national fitness publications and is an expert subject writer for the ACE exam. Certifications: ACE, ACSM, AFAA & Physical Mind Institute for Pilates & Peak Pilates MVe; Education Provider for ACE, AFAA & NASM.

 

DATE
  • Friday, April 7, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
OVERVIEW

A non-equipment based, POWERFUL flowing approach to functional strength and flexibility training.  Blending the art of Fluid Power Yoga techniques with Fluid yet powerful moving Pilates standing and mat progressions, learn the technique for creating seamless transitions with Body Weight Training for mindful challenging progressions.   Learn the 6 essential tactics of body conditioning that unites the fluidity of physical grace with concentration, power and control.  The end result integrates a graceful, challenging yet powerful flow of linked progressions that challenges the body while staying true to the disciplines explored.

 

 

 

 


The Physiology of High Intensity Interval Exercise: New Research and New Programs

Len Kravitz
Len Kravitz

Len Kravitz, Ph.D., is the Program Coordinator of Exercise Science and Researcher at the University of New Mexico where he won the “Outstanding Teacher of the Year” award. Len was recently honored with the 2009 Canadian Fitness Professional “Specialty Presenter of the Year” award and chosen as the American Council on Exercise 2006 “Fitness Educator of the Year”.  He also has received the prestigious Canadian Fitness Professional “Lifetime Achievement Award” and the Global Award from the Aquatic Exercise Association.

 

Tony Nunez
Tony Nuñez

Tony Nuñez, M.S. is an Exercise Science doctoral student at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. His specific interests include metabolic conditioning and disease prevention, sports performance, and exercise nutrition for the general population. He enjoys surfing, golfing, team sports and resistance training.

 

DATE
  • Saturday, April 8, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
  • Sunday, April 9, 8:45 – 9:45 a.m.
OVERVIEW

The emerging research examining high-intensity interval (HIIT) exercise indicates numerous benefits for cardiovascular health, fat loss, obesity management, insulin resistance and cardiovascular performance. The physiological, metabolic, skeletal and biological mechanisms underlying all of these responses and adaptations will be discussed and explained. TEN fabulous HIIT programs from research studies will be presented.

 

 

 


Workshop: TriggerPoint™ for Movement: Hip and Shoulder Mobility

Sylvie Patrick
Sylvie Patrick

Sylvie Patrick is an athlete and personal trainer who specializes in whole body vibration and functional training. She grew up in France and came to the United States in 1998. Since then, she has opened her training studio and had the opportunity to become a Master Instructor for Power Plate in 2010, Master Trainer for TriggerPoint in 2012, and recently Master Instructor for the Evidence Based Fitness Academy. She uses her experience to motivate and advise many fitness professionals to gain the confidence to open their own businesses and continue their education by adding certifications. Sylvie is a National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer, American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer, Aerobics Fitness Association of America Primary Group Exercise Certified Instructor, Spinning® Instructor, Silver Fit Instructor, Aqua Aerobic trainer, and holds a TRX® Group and Personal Training Certificate. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge with other people and empowering her clients to maintain or discover optimum health. Sylvie works with people facing diseases and/or injuries and is personally engaged to help them live a better life.

DATE
  • Friday, April 7, 6:45 – 8:15 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 8, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
OVERVIEW

Can your body move? Unfortunately most people can’t where it matters the most.  The hips and shoulders are designed to be some of the most mobile areas of the body, but they often lock up creating a cycle of improper movement patterns and injuries.  Normal functional activities, such as walking, require extension, flexion, and rotation of the hips and shoulders. If this can’t occur the nervous system will alter the spine or the gait itself.  Learn how to quickly identify these patterns and how to properly address these areas with self-myofascial release.

 

 

 


Workshop: TriggerPoint™ Myofascial Compression Techniques for Injury Prevention and Better Movement

Sylvie Patrick
Sylvie Patrick

Sylvie Patrick is an athlete and personal trainer who specializes in whole body vibration and functional training. She grew up in France and came to the United States in 1998. Since then, she has opened her training studio and had the opportunity to become a Master Instructor for Power Plate in 2010, Master Trainer for TriggerPoint in 2012, and recently Master Instructor for the Evidence Based Fitness Academy. She uses her experience to motivate and advise many fitness professionals to gain the confidence to open their own businesses and continue their education by adding certifications. Sylvie is a National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer, American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer, Aerobics Fitness Association of America Primary Group Exercise Certified Instructor, Spinning® Instructor, Silver Fit Instructor, Aqua Aerobic trainer, and holds a TRX® Group and Personal Training Certificate. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge with other people and empowering her clients to maintain or discover optimum health. Sylvie works with people facing diseases and/or injuries and is personally engaged to help them live a better life.

DATE
  • Friday, April 7, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 8, 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
OVERVIEW

Injuries occur due to the muscles’ inability to tolerate the demands placed upon them.  See how you can make an impact on your clients’ biomechanical function and injury profile with Myofascial Compression™ Techniques (MCT). Developed by Cassidy Phillips, this method was created to provide an advanced approach to myofascial release.  MCT improves the body’s ability to move efficiently as an integrated unit, thus preventing injury and preparing the body to perform at its best.

 


Workshop: Tubing Challenge 1X

Carol Murphy
Carol Murphy

Recipient of the 2010 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year award, is an international fitness expert and motivational speaker. Murphy has worked as a consultant, course instructor and spokesperson for leading companies including Reebok, Barre Above,Tabata Bootcamp, TRX, and Resist-A-Ball. Known for her infectious energy, results oriented workouts and passion to make fitness fun, Carol’s innovative workouts have been featured in 20 Fitness DVDs, numerous magazines and at conventions world wide.

DATE
  • Saturday, April 8, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
OVERVIEW

Tubing is one of the most popular pieces of equipment used in most of the fitness facilities today! This course is packed full of solo and partner resistance tubing exercises to enhance fitness and performance goals.t.

 


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