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Analyzing and Communicating Controversies in Metabolic Training
Dixie Stanforth, Ph.D., has been a lecturer at The University of Texas at Austin in the Department of Kinesiology since 1985. Dixie directs the personal training segment of the health promotion area at UT Austin. Her research has included aerobic dance, step aerobics and other specialty workouts such as Body Pump and Stability ball core training along with the social undermining of eating and exercise behaviors, and effective behavioral change strategies. Dixie has been a fitness editor for Shape magazine and a presenter and writer. She is a spokesperson for the American Council on Exercise, a member of the Editorial Board for the American College of Sports Medicine Health & Fitness Journal, and serves on the Gatorade Sports Science Institute Speakers Bureau.
- Friday, April 7, 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.
- Saturday, April 8, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Join Dixie for an interactive session to discuss and learn how to craft answers to some of the consistently confusing issues in our field. For example, how do you help a client get why her HR doesn’t “splat” when she feels like she is working harder than her friend, who gets points all the time? How do you explain how resting metabolism “works” when popular magazines shout about the metabolic activity of muscle and that it “weighs more” than fat? Break through the clutter and take away some tools to help you communicate accurately and meaningfully with clients.
Workshop: Body Weight Bonanza 1X
Melissa Layne, MEd, is a faculty member in the Exercise Physiology and Physical Education Departments of The University of North Georgia. She began her career over 25 years ago with a BS in P.E. and a Masters in Exercise Physiology. She has taught elementary PE, coordinated fitness programs for Royal Caribbean and Home Depot and managed an exercise program for a team of orthopedic surgeons. Melissa is a member of the educational faculty for SCW, SFR, ECA and a DVD featured presenter for SCW. She is known for her ability to take complicated subject material and break it down into easily understood examples and pieces.
- Friday, April 7, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
With the abundance of fitness equipment available, professionals have unlimited choices. It is important to be able to return to the best piece of equipment of all – the human body and it’s weight when gravity is applied. This workshop will review the concept of ground forces as they apply to body weight exercises and key points when choosing and creating multi-planar exercises.
Workshop: Teaching Strategies for Small Group Training 1X
Keli Roberts is the recipient of the 2003 IDEA International Fitness Instructor of the Year award, 2003 OBOW ECA award for Best Use of Equipment, 2005 for Best Female Presenter and 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2007, Keli was inducted into the Fitness Hall of Fame. She is an ACE Continuing Education Provider, known world wide for her award winning DVDs, books and training seminars where she specializes in group strength and stability training, indoor cycling, personal training and motivation. Keli is ACSM HFS certified, AFAA certified, ACE Group Fitness and ACE Gold Personal Trainer certified and a member of the Fitness Magazine Advisory Board, a BOSU™ Developmental Team Member and Schwinn® Cycling Master Presenter.
- Saturday, April 8, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
In a perfect world all small group exercise class participants would be at the same level of skill and fitness. Dream on! Multilevel training can leave both instructors and participants unsuccessful and frustrated. Through practical application, learn multilevel teaching strategies that enhance motor learning and movement efficiency. Learn to recognize cognitive, associative and autonomous learners and apply effective coaching tactics that improve skill development. This session will provide easy to implement tools to develop your coaching expertise, ready for work on Monday.