March 21-24, 2019 • Hilton Chicago • Chicago, Illinois

 

Master Class Workouts

Learn from the leaders in the field to enhance your group exercise programs or personal training business; we offer something for everyone. Our faculty are on hand to demonstrate new routines, equipment and concepts, as well as sharing their enthusiasm to help make you a better instructor. Broaden your horizon and try something new…your clients will thank you for bringing the latest and greatest their way!

Please Note: Master Class Workouts require preregistration. You will be able to register for these at the same time you register for the conference.

June Kahn

June Kahn is an internationally recognized fitness leader and educator.  She is the 2009 World IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year, founder of June Kahn’s Bodyworks, LLC™ ,  Pilates Rehab Specialist & owner of Center Your Body Pilates, an award winning boutique Pilates & movement studio in Louisville (Boulder) CO.  With over 30+ years of Pilates experience, June is best known for bridging the gap between classical Pilates and the fitness industry.  June is Special Consultant to  Body Bar and is an Elite Master Trainer & the 2017 Master Trainer of the Year for Savvier Fitness for both Barre Above™ & Tabata Boot Camp™..  A published author & IDEA media spokesperson for Pilates, she’s an expert subject writer for the ACE exam, an Affiliate to the PhysicalMind Institute Pilates, and serves on the program selection committee for ACSM. Her expertise lies in corrective exercise, Pilates, and functional movement and her philosophy is to incorporate movements that mimic daily life allowing participants to move more fluidly, with grace, balance and most important, freedom from injury.   Certifications: ACE, ACSM, AFAA & Physical Mind Institute for Pilates & Peak Pilates MVe; Education Provider for ACE, AFAA & NASM

Ageless Pilates Yoga Fusion
Take a journey through Pilates & Yoga & explore the commonalities & differences between the two and what make them ideal on their own yet incredibly complimentary when combines. Learn the history & explore the mind/body connection that each yields & how this connection bridges its profound movement philosophy resulting in intelligent movement. Explore the life enhancing benefits achieved and how distinct movement patterns prove to establish brain cognition & enhanced mind/body response. It’s movement that makes sense, research driven, creating functionally sound body & alert mind while enhancing long term ageless wellness benefits.

Kyle Kercher

Kyle Kercher earned his bachelor’s degree from Montana State University – Northern while competing in football as a wide receiver and kicker. Kyle then graduated from California University of Pennsylvania with a 4.0 and his Masters in Exercise Science with a focus in Sport Psychology. Kyle currently leads a program called Competitive Edge at The Summit Medical Fitness Center in Kalispell, Montana which consists of adult barbell training, a Youth Training Academy, a performance lab, in-house and remote athletic training services and general fitness. He also owns Athletic Edge Sports Consulting which provides strategies for success and mental skills training to high school and collegiate athletes. Kyle and his wife Vanessa got married in 2016. She is a motivational scientist and researcher at The Summit Medical Fitness Center.

 

Foundational Skills for Athletic Development in All Ages
This 50-minute class will efficiently provide coaches, trainers, and health professionals with step-by-step progressions for teaching agility, acceleration, sprint form, deadlift, front squat and hang clean exercises. We’ll perform a dynamic warm-up and explore various speed, strength, and power training techniques.

 

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.

 

 

 

Hard to Resist!
The resistance band is like the hidden holy grail of small fitness equipment. It is easy to use, incredibly versatile and unbelievably effective. In this session, walk away with a toolbox of exercises ideas that will encompass a full body workout from head to toe. Starting with the correct mechanics and ending with a workout that is hard to resist, this session is for everyone.

 

 

Lee Scott

Lee Scott, B.A.Sc., M.A., trained to be a mechanical engineer and then found passion and purpose drew her to the health and fitness industry more than 22 years ago. A dynamic coach, she developed the WoW Power Walking® program and the Simple Secrets for a Great Walking Workout DVD-CD as a way to engage people in a challenging and sustainable lifelong activity. She has coached thousands of walkers for fitness and marathons. She has power walked more than 65 distance events including a 50k ultramarathon and 25 full marathons. Her engaging presence and considerable knowledge of the latest research in exercise science has made her a popular expert with North American magazines, and at fitness conferences, corporate workshops, marathon expos, and on television.

 

 

 

MIchele Stanten

Walking coach Michele Stanten is the author of Firm Up in 3 Weeks and Walk Off Weight, co-author of Walk Your Butt Off, and creator of mywalkingcoach.com. As the former Fitness Director of Prevention magazine, she created a marathon walking program and coached thousands of readers to walk full and half marathons. Michele has also developed walking and fitness programs for leading brands and organizations such as Avon, the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and Reader’s Digest, and she is a member of the Every Body Walk Collaborative. Michele, an ACE-certified group fitness instructor, has also produced and appeared in more than a dozen exercise DVDs and audio workouts. Her numerous media appearances include the “Today Show”, “Good Morning America”, “The Biggest Loser” and “CNN”.

 

 

 

 

HIIT Walking Boot Camp

Discover a new type of walking workout! By combining walking with high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and boot camp style drills, you’ll create a high-energy, joint-friendly, outdoor workout for all fitness levels. Walking brings an accessibility to HIIT and boot camp that will amaze you. Using resistance bands and body-weight drills, we’ll surprise you with a walking workout that makes you work hard, smile, and feel great.

 

 

 

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Keiser Indoor Cycling: RACE

RACE is an invigorating ride for those who love to know where they’re at ad where they’re going. If you’re ready go take it to the next level, this workout is ideal for the indoor and outdoor cycling enthusiast who wants to work to achieve more than they thought possible. Race longer, climb higher and get stronger in our signature be-powerful ride!

 

 

 

 

Keiser Instructor

Keiser Indoor Cycling: Rhythm

RHYTHM is perfect of the rider who loves to connect with the pulse and energy generated in the rhythm and ride indoor cycling class. In this workout, motivation takes the lead as you lift, move and groove to the beat of the drum and the beating of your heart. This energizing experience lets our signature RPM class combine BPM and cycling choreography for a fun and effective workout.

 

 

 

 

 

Keiser Instructor

 

Keiser Indoor Cycling: RUSH!

RUSH is ideal for the cyclist that wants to make the most out of their workout and experience the post-ride rush of a great class. Rush is inspiring and interval training focused. It covers all terrains and delivers HIIT in an empowering and fun way. Are you ready to experience the RUSH?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Louis van Amstel

Louis van Amstel, Owner and Creator, LaBlast® Fitness. Three-time World Dance Champion and Emmy-nominated choreographer Louis van Amstel is best known for his ten stunning turns on the smash hit TV show “Dancing with the Stars.” When not tearing up the dance floor on TV, Louis continues to grow his highly popular dance fitness program, ” LaBlast®”, which is spreading rapidly and currently available in multiple cities worldwide. Louis has an extensive background as a professional choreographer, coach and trainer. He served as a choreographer on FOX’s dance hit show “So You Think You Can Dance,” marking the first time any “DWTS” talent had crossed over to work on both shows at the same time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

LaBlast Fitness
Welcome to LaBlast, the only dance fitness program based on all the dances seen on “Dancing with the Stars”, ballroom dancing completely partner free and including weight training!

 

 

 

Nikki Snow

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LES MILLS GRIT™ Cardio – The Science-backed HIIT Workout
Join Master Presenters for LES MILLS GRIT™ Cardio, a 30-minute high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout that improves cardiovascular fitness, increase speed and maximize calorie burn. This workout will use a variety of body weight exercises and provide the challenge and intensity you need to get results fast. LES MILLS GRIT Cardio takes HIIT and combines it with powerful music and inspirational coaches who will be down on the floor with you, motivating you to go harder to get fit, fast.

 

 

 

 

Michael Piercy

Michael Piercy, MS, is the owner of The LAB in Fairfield, New Jersey. Mike is a member of the Under Armour training team, a TRX® master course instructor and is the recipient of the 2017 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year award. A former professional baseball player with the Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Mets and Montreal Expos, he brings his unique perspective to his work with athletes and active adults.  He holds a master’s degree in exercise science and performance enhancement. Certifications: NASM-CPT, CES, PES, NSCA-CSCS, ACE-CPT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Middle-Aged Super Hero!
Let’s face it, we’re all getting older and we all want the secret formula to maintaining our amazing fitness superpowers. Want to learn the tools to help your 40+ clients unlock their superpowers on the way to super-human feats of strength? This session can provide you with what you need to help your middle-aged clients conquer the world.

 

 

 

 

 

Alex McLean

Alex McLean is a senior course instructor for TRX®, a featured instructor for fitnessglo.com, and a master trainer for Schwinn® Cycling, Jillian Michaels’ BODYSHRED™, and Shockwave by IndoRow®. With 20 years of experience in the fitness industry, Alex has appeared in multiple video and print fitness projects. A Los Angeles-based professional dancer and acrobat, he danced for LeeAnn Rimes, the international hip-hop troupe Nike Culture Shock, the Reebok Performance Team, Disney and the NBA/WNBA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Partner Playground
Do you remember what it was like to be on the playground at recess? You were playing games with friends and getting exercise while having fun! Let Partner Playground take you back in time with games such as tag, duck duck goose and hopscotch while incorporating unique partner strength exercises. This class will give you a combination of strength, cardio, balance and core with a twist. Get fresh ideas for your classes with this interactive return to the playground.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Erika Quest

Erika Quest, Owner of Studio Q Pilates Conditioning in Laguna Beach, CA is part of the Balanced Body® Faculty, a Body Arts & Science International™Graduate, BOSU® International Master Trainer & content developer and star of BOSU® Studio Pilates and BOSU® Pilates 3D.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pilates
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Lawrence Biscontini

Lawrence Biscontini, MA, has made fitness history as a Mindful Movement Specialist winning the highest number of awards from SCW, ACE, IDEA & Inner IDEA, Can Fit Pro, and ECA since 2002.  Lawrence travels the world offering world-class secrets in mentoring, fitness and spa consulting, and presenting for professional conferences, and working also on the Advisory Board for the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA), Senior VIP Consultant for Power Music®, and reporter-in-the-field for the International Spa Association’s #ispaDoyou campaign creating #ispaInterviews worldwide.  He has programmed for Equinox, 24 Hour Fitness, Gold’s Gym International, Bally, and more, and his creations received the Conde Nast Traveler Awards‘ Top Ten Awardsplacement for innovative spa programming worldwide. Lawrence as Mindful Movement Specialist enjoys celebrity clients like cast members of ABC TV’s soap opera “General Hospital,” and appears on news (CNN Headline News) and television (“LIVE! With Regis and Kelly”). He is a Registered Yoga Alliance Teacher (E-RYT 500), an AFAA Certification Specialist and Contributing Author and Content Specialist for industry publications like SCW Fitness Education Certifications and AFAA’s American Fitness, IDEA’s Fitness Journal, and the Spa Industry’s Pulse Magazine. His books include the most recent fiction Stories of Color and nonfiction Active Aging SCW Certification Manual: The Life in Our Years, specializing in active aging research and practical approaches to movement for people over 50.  He has also authored for charity a cookbook, Meals & Musings, a fitness textbook used at universities worldwide, Cream Rises: Excellence in Private & Group Education, and one of the only customer service books written for the spa and fitness world, “Running the Show.” Lawrence created Fitness Group 2000 (FG2000) at the turn of the century whose profits benefit several charitable endeavors, including the outreach work of the Sisters of Saint Joseph, Save the Children, and the Biscontini Scholarships he has created for most major international conventions.  Over 80% of all revenue from sales generated at www.findlawrence.com support these programs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Putting “Intensity” Back into T’ai Chi
Often conceptualized as “for the elderly exerciser,” the martial arts of Chi Gong and T’ai Chi in their true forms can be taught as powerful–and intense–mind-body cross-training disciplines for fit participants looking for new types of classes on mainstream group fitness menues. Giving athletes supreme body control (with continuous lower-body strength exercises), cardio junkies the ability to dance mindfully while barefoot (with nonstop upper-body and lower-body integration), and type “A” individuals the ability to slow down and focus (with challenging moving meditation with recovery breathing), T’ai Chi offers intensity usually unexplored in the Western world. Experience putting the “intensity” back into T’ai Chi.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alex McLean

Alex McLean is a senior course instructor for TRX®, a featured instructor for fitnessglo.com, and a master trainer for Schwinn® Cycling, Jillian Michaels’ BODYSHRED™, and Shockwave by IndoRow®. With 20 years of experience in the fitness industry, Alex has appeared in multiple video and print fitness projects. A Los Angeles-based professional dancer and acrobat, he danced for LeeAnn Rimes, the international hip-hop troupe Nike Culture Shock, the Reebok Performance Team, Disney and the NBA/WNBA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rhythm and Grooves
Let the rhythm move your feet and the groove set your soul on fire! Stars like MJ, Janet and JLO mesmerize viewers with their moves in their dance videos! Rhythm and Grooves is a non-stop cardio workout with heart pumping music and boundless energy to get you moving and grooving like the star you are!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Piercy

Michael Piercy, MS, is the owner of The LAB in Fairfield, New Jersey. Mike is a member of the Under Armour training team, a TRX® master course instructor and is the recipient of the 2017 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year award. A former professional baseball player with the Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Mets and Montreal Expos, he brings his unique perspective to his work with athletes and active adults.  He holds a master’s degree in exercise science and performance enhancement. Certifications: NASM-CPT, CES, PES, NSCA-CSCS, ACE-CPT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Short Circuit: The 30-Minute Small-Group Training Model
Want to add some juice to your offerings for time-crunched clients? In this session, we’ll uncover some truths about what clients want from their workouts, and learn how to create an amazing client experience in just 30 minutes. Leave with a workable system and templates so you can successfully integrate and coach 30-minute circuits. Also, get information on how to program for measurable results, price your services and market the 30-minute model in your facility or business

 

 

 

 

 

 

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