March 21-24, 2019 • Hilton Chicago • Chicago, Illinois
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(Current as of 1/10/18)

Time
Preconferences
(require additional registration fee)
Instructor
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Keiser Indoor Cycling: Foundations Krista Popowych
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. BOSU® Skills and Drills for Group Personal Training Certification Lucy Waite
 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. IAWHP: Emerging Trends in Worksite Health Promotion: Creating, Maintaining and Sustaining Momentum Lauve Metcalfe, Charlie Etsey, Joe Leutzinger
 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Resistance Training Mania: Ultimate Strategies for Everyone  Len Kravitz, Nick Beltz, Trisha Van Dusseldorp
 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Trigger Point™ – Assessments to Performance: Mobility as the Foundation for Function  Sylvie Patrick
 3:00-3:45 p.m.  First-Time Attendee Session Christopher Bopp, Christie Ward-Ritacco, Carol Kennedy-Armbruster
4:15-5:15 p.m. Anytime Fitness Reception – Are you a Trainer or are you a Coach, and do you Know the Difference?
 5:30-6:30 p.m.  Opening Keynote: An Evolution of the Exercise Prescription: The IronStrength Community Fitness Program Dr. Jordan Metzl
 6:30 p.m. Opening EXPO and Welcome Reception
Time
Workouts
Instructor
6:45-7:45 a.m.  Yoga Essentials Robert Sherman
6:45-7:45 a.m. HIIT Walking Michele Stanten, Lee Scott
6:45-7:45 a.m.  LaBlast Fitness-Fitness Inspired by Dance Louis van Amstel
6:45-7:45 a.m.  Keiser Indoor Cycling: Crazy Train! Buddy Macua
6:45-7:45 a.m.
 Keynote Lecture
8:15-9:15 a.m.  From the Paralympics to Public Health: The Inclusion of People with Disabilities in Sport and Physical Activity Cheri Blauwet
 Sessions
9:30-10:30 a.m.  The Exercise is Medicine® Solution – Creative Applications for Practitioners (1x)  Carena Winters, Renee Jeffreys-Heil
9:30-10:30 a.m.  Navigating Your Career in the Fitness Industry  Krista Popowych
9:30-10:30 a.m.  Nutrition Intuition: Moving Away from Dieting Practices in Active Populations Leslie Schilling
9:30-10:30 a.m.  Cutting Edge Circuit Training Strategies that Deliver  Len Kravitz, Tony Nunez
9:30-10:30 a.m.  Preventing Running Injuries – Evidence and Programming  Roberto Ruiz
9:30-10:30 a.m.  How to Engage an Aging Workforce with Wellness Meaghan Jansen
9:30-10:30 a.m.  The Art and Science of Better Movement Kevin Hendry
 Workout
9:30-10:30 a.m.  Graceful Strength (1x) Keli Roberts
 Sessions
10:45-11:45 a.m.  Walk Audits: Active Community Engagement with a Walk (1x)  Mark Fenton
10:45-11:45 a.m. Weight Management Myths and Truths Laura Kruskall
10:45-11:45 a.m.  Challenging Autism with Exercise David Geslak
10:45-11:45 a.m.  Workout
10:45-11:45 a.m.  Keiser® Indoor Cycling: Strong! Linda Webster
Workshops
10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.  VO2max as a Vital Sign: Practical Considerations for the Exercise Professional (1x) Chris Bopp, Lenny Kaminsky
10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.  TriggerPoint™ The Science of Myofascial Release (1x)  Sylvie Patrick
10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Helping Your Clients Say “I DO” to Exercise (1x)  Amy Rickman
10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.  Do It Right-Teaching Barbell Movements and Implementing a Premium Strength Program in Your Facility Program (Part 1) (1x) Pete Ronai, Kyle Kercher, Grey Ruegamer, Brad Roy
Featured Lecture
1:30-2:30 p.m. The Case for Why Current Exercise Prescriptions Creates Exercising Couch Potatoes: Let’s Do Better by Starting a “Movement Movement” Marc Hamilton
Sessions
2:45 – 3:45 p.m.  Walkable Communities: Building Physically Active Communities by Design  Mark Fenton
2:45 – 3:45 p.m.  You Are When You Eat: Timing is Everything Leslie Bonci
2:45 – 3:45 p.m.  Dietary Supplements: Safe and Effective? Or dangerous and Ineffective? Eric Rawson
2:45 – 3:45 p.m.  The Dr. Bortz Lecture: Aging is Hard Work: Exercise Training to Change the Course Toward Disability Carol Ewing Garber
 Hot Topic Panel
2:45-3:45 p.m.  Nailed It! Compelling Stories from the Field that Yield Smart Career Strategies (1x) Deborah Riebe, Reed Engel, David Brown, Christie Ward, Tatiana Kolovou
Workouts
2:45 – 3:45 p.m. LaBlast® Fitness-Fitness Inspired by Dance  Louis van Amstel
2:45 – 3:45 p.m.  Keiser® Indoor Cycling: The Hills are Alive!  Krista Popowych
2:45 – 3:45 p.m.  The Core Connection Keli Roberts
2:45-3:45 p.m. Athletic Fundamentals – Speed, Strength and Power for Athletes of All Ages Kyle Kercher
Workshops
2:45-4:15 p.m.  Corrective Exercise for the Problem Shoulder (1x)  Sylvie Patrick
2:45-4:15 p.m.  The Art and Science of Better Movement (1x) Kevin Hendry
 Sessions
4:30-5:30 p.m.  The Carbohydrate Conundrum: Are Carbs Essential or Obsolete when it Comes to Health, Fitness and Athletic Performance?  Katherine Beals
4:30-5:30 p.m.  The Perfect Storm, The Largest Business Opportunity in Fitness History (1x) Dan Ritchie
4:30-5:30 p.m.  What you NEED to Know Before you HIT with Clinical Populations Yuri Feito
4:30-5:30 p.m.  FMS: Move Well then Move Often LeeBurton
4:30-5:30 p.m.  Nutrition Intuition: Moving Away from Dieting Practices in Active Populations (repeat) Leslie Schilling
4:30-5:30 p.m.  Calculating the Cost of Physical Inactivity in Various Adult Populations David Chenoweth
Workouts
4:30-5:30 p.m. PILATES B.L.A.S.T. (Body Lengthening And Strength Training) (1x) June Kahn
4:30-5:30 p.m.
HIIT Me With Your Best Shot
Alex McLean
4:30-5:30 p.m.  BOSU® + Bar: Grip, Tip, Flip & Strip  Lucy Waite
 Hot Topic Panel
5:45-6:45 p.m. Sit Inactive Less, Walk More or HIIT It: What’s Best to Promote Health? (1x) Martin J. Gibala, marc Hamilton, Mark Fenton
 Workouts
5:45-6:45 p.m.  Fast and Furious in Five! (1x)  Krista Popowych
5:45-6:45 p.m.  Insurg3nt by Hedstrom Fitness Keli Roberts
5:45-6:45 p.m.  Flow State Yoga  Robert Sherman
 Special Event
 7:15 – 8:15 p.m. LaBlast Line Dancing (1x) Louis Van Amstel
Time
Workouts
Instructor
6:45-7:45 a.m. BOSU® + Bar: Grip, Tip, Flip & Strip (repeat) Lucy Waite
6:45-7:45 a.m Body Bar Brain Body Balance 1X June Kahn
6:45-7:45 a.m  The Core Connection (repeat) Keli Roberts
6:45-7:45 a.m Keiser® Indoor Cycling: Crazy Train! (repeat) Buddy Macuha
Keynote Lecture
8:15-9:15 a.m.  Interval Training for Health and Fitness: HIIT Versus Hype? Martin Gibala
 Sessions
9:30-10:30 a.m. Navigating Your Career in the Fitness Industry (repeat) Krista Popowych
9:30-10:30 a.m.  New Directions and Opportunities with Exercise is Medicine 1X  Robyn Stuhr
9:30-10:30 a.m.  Harnessing Behavioral Economics to Drive Well-being Engagement  Barry Pailet
9:30-10:30 a.m.  The Carbohydrate Conundrum: Are Carbs Essential or Obsolete when it Comes to Health, Fitness and Athletic Performance? (repeat)  Katherine Beals
9:30-10:30 a.m. Challenging Autism with Exercise (repeat)  David Geslak
9:30-10:30 a.m.  The Heat Is on: Strategies to Safely Train and Compete While Optimizing Performance in Hot Environments Michael Weiss
9:30-10:30 a.m.  Ready to Move: A Unique University Work site Wellness Initiative Jaclyn Hadfield, Mariah Deinhart, Carol Kennedy-Armbruster
 Workouts
9:30-10:30 a.m.  Yoga Essentials (repeat) Robert Sherman
9:30-10:30 a.m.  Keiser® Indoor Cycling: Strong! (repeat) Linda Webster
9:30-10:30 a.m.  Athletic Fundamentals – Speed, Strength and Power for Athletes of All Ages (repeat) Kyle Kercher

Sessions
10:45-11:45 a.m. Essentials of Cross-Channel Communication and Marketing for Fitness Professionals 1x Fred Hoffman
10:45-11:45 a.m. The Science of Speed: Evidence Based Speed Training Bill Parisi
10:45-11:45 a.m. Wheat, Microbiome and Health: The Science Behind Gut Health and Food Intolerances Corrie Whisner
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Workouts
10:45-11:45 a.m. Power Pilates Yoga Fusion June Kahn
10:45-11:45 a.m. Cardio Dance Videography 1x Alex McLean
10:45-11:45 a.m. Keiser® Indoor Cycling: The Hills are Alive! (repeat) Buddy Macuha
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Workshops
10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.  Tiny Tweaks = Big Results (1x) Keli Roberts
10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.  Do it Right-Teaching Barbell Movements and Implementing a Premium Strength Program in Your Facility Program (Part 2/1x) Pete Ronai, Kyle Kercher, Grey Ruegamr, Brad Roy
10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. A Quidditch Training Program for Muggles 1X Jessica Peacock, Barry Parker, Jessica Kutz, Sheara Williamson
 Sessions
1:30-2:30 p.m.  The Dr. Bortz Lecture: Aging is Hard Work: Exercise Training to Change the Course Toward Disability (repeat)  Carol Ewing Garber
1:30-2:30 p.m.  The Top 10 Mobile Apps for Fitness Professionals 1x  Fred Hoffman
1:30-2:30 p.m.  Preventing Running Injuries – Evidence and Programming (repeat) Roberto Ruiz
1:30-2:30 p.m.  Wheat, Microbiome and Health: The Science Behind Gut Health and Food Intolerances (repeat) Corrie Whisner
1:30-2:30 p.m.  Re-treat Your Wellness Committee and Champions Stephen Cherniak
1:30-2:30 p.m.  What you NEED to Know Before you HIT with Clinical Populations (repeat)  Yuri Feito
1:30-2:30 p.m. The Art and Science of Better Movement (repeat)  Kevin Hendry
 Workout
1:30-2:30 p.m.   Flow State Yoga (repeat)  Robert Sherman
Sessions
2:45-3:45 p.m.  You Are When You Eat: Timing is Everything (repeat)  Leslie Bonci
2:45-3:45 p.m. Impact of Exercise during Pregnancy: A Call to Action to Promote the Health of TWO Generations! Michelle Mottola
2:45-3:45 p.m.  How to Engage an Aging Workforce with Wellness (repeat) Meaghan Jansen
Hot Topic Panel
2:45-3:45 p.m. Exercise is Medicine® – Be The Change! (1x) Carena Winters, Rene Jeffreys-Heil, Robyn Stuhr, Zack Papalia

 Workout
2:45-3:45 p.m.  Insurg3nt by Hedstrom Fitness (repeat) Keli Roberts
Workshop
 2:45-4:15 p.m.  Age-Related Sarcopenia: Diagnosis and Screen with Older Adults (1x)  Christopher Bopp, Paul Gallo
 Workout
 4:30-5:30 p.m.  HIIT Walking Michelle Stanton, Lee Scott
 TBD  The IronStrength® Workout  Dr. Jordan Metzl

 

Time
Workouts
Instructor
 6:45-7:45 a.m.  Power Pilates Yoga Fusion (repeat)  June Kahn
 HIIT Me With Your Best Shot (repeat)  Alex McLean
 Sessions
 8:45-9:45 a.m.  The Power of Social Media in the Fitness Industry:
Trends and Opportunities 1X
Fred Hoffman
Dietary supplements: Safe and Effective? Or Dangerous and Ineffective? (repeat) Eric Rawson
 Cutting Edge Circuit Training Strategies that Deliver (repeat) Len Kravitz, Tony Nunez
 The Heat Is on: Strategies to Safely Train and Compete While Optimizing Performance in Hot Environments (repeat) Michael Weiss
FMS: Move Well then Move Often (repeat)  Samuel Burton
 Re-treat Your Wellness Committee and Champions (repeat) Stephen Cherniak
Workshop
 8:45-10:15 a.m. Functional Aging Circuits 1X Dan Ritchie
Sessions
 10:00-11:00 a.m. The Science of Speed: Evidence Based Speed Training (repeat) Bill Parisi
 Harnessing Behavioral Economics to Drive Well-being Engagement (repeat) Barry Pailet
 Weight Management Myths and Truths (repeat) Laura Kruskall
 Impact of Exercise during Pregnancy: A Call to Action to Promote the Health of TWO Generations! (repeat) Michelle Mottola
 Ready to Move: A Unique University Work site Wellness Initiative (repeat) Jaclyn Hadfield, Carol Kennedy-Armbruster, Mariah Denhart
 Calculating the Cost of Physical Inactivity in Various Adult Populations (repeat)  David Chenoweth

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