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What is the Functional Trainer Apex?

Join us for an action-packed weekend of inspiring and informative sessions and direct interaction with elite training faculty streamed LIVE in the convenience and safety of your home. Both experienced and new group fitness instructors and personal trainers are invited to join this exciting 2-day Live-Streaming Fitness Professional Convention.

Watch the Tour!

Take the tour of the Personal Trainer Apex to get a glimpse into what’s to come this January 23-24! This video provides a breakdown of all the amazing things we have to offer and how to access them.

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No Session Selection Required

You have the total freedom to choose any session as it’s happening! Each hour and fifteen-minute time block includes 4 sessions of LIVE streaming activities & lectures plus one room of pre-recorded top presentations. Unlike our typical in-person conventions where we are limited by room size, our streaming rooms have no limits—you don’t have to commit to a class schedule ahead of time, or worry about rooms filling up!

Train on Your Time

When you choose the All-Access Pass, you have full access to all the live-streaming sessions PLUS a full 30 days of the recorded live-stream sessions from the event! That’s the convenience you’ve come to expect from SCW while earning 19 CECs/CEUs.

About SCW Fitness Education

SCW Fitness is an internationally recognized educational organization that provides hands-on certifications and continuing education courses and conventions to fitness professionals in multiple disciplines nationwide. For over 38 years SCW has always been and always will be dedicated to diversity and inclusion. We are proud to be the fitness education and respected certification company of choice for Personal Trainers, Group Exercise Instructors, Small Group Training Leaders, Aquatic Exercise Professionals, Cycling Instructors, Mind-Body Experts, Sport-Specific Training Educators, and many more. This outstanding Family of Leaders also supports Managers, Directors, and Owners of clubs and facilities nationwide with our Business Leadership Summit and sessions. As the largest conference leader in the world, MANIA® offers seven Professional Training Conventions annually in Washington, D.C., California (San Francisco), Florida (Orlando), Atlanta, Dallas, Midwest (Chicago), and Boston — and now, online too with our Live Stream MANIA® Fitness Pro Conventions! SCW serves over 8,000 health and wellness professionals at our events, and we reach more than 300,000 virtually through our SCW OnDemand program, Online Certifications and Continuing Education Credit (CEC) programming options. Watch for our FREE Webinars that continue to drive the business of fitness forward (www.scwfit.com/webinars).

How To Use Zoom

Zoom is an easy, reliable platform for video and audio conferencing across all types of devices. With SCW Certifications and Zoom, you get the benefits of a Live Certification while participating in real time with live access to a renowned instructor.  You can also participate from the convenience and comfort of your own home! https://zoom.us/

 

To download/access Zoom, please complete the following steps:

  1. You can download/access the desktop version here: https://zoom.us/download
  2. Select the “Zoom Client for Meetings” download
  3. Install the app and follow the on-screen instructions for installation

Zoom is a free video communication program that we use to broadcast our Live Streaming.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

SCW Functional Trainer Apex Conference
August 28-29, 2021

Join SCW for two full days of education, inspiration, and innovation – all conveniently Live- Streamed directly to your home, office, or fitness space.
Prepare to further your knowledge and climb higher in your personal or group training profession with our exclusive Functional Trainer Apex Conference.

The landscape of the fitness industry has shifted dramatically and continues to change by the minute. Fitness trainers can no longer sit back and wait for clients to come to them or expect repeat business to fall in their lap. Whether you are new to training or a veteran trainer, now is the time for change!

Navigating this new terrain takes strategy and style and Functional Training APEX will get you there.

· 60 Sessions
· 30 Top Industry Presenters
· Up to 19.0 CEUs/CECs from SCW, ACE, ACSM, AFAA, AEA, NASM and more!

ALL-ACCESS (LIVE & RECORDED) CECS/CEUS AWARDED

SCW Fitness Education  = 15

ACE (American Council on Exercise) = 1.5

ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) = 15

AEA (Aquatic Exercise Association) = 15

AFAA (Athletics and Fitness Association of America) = 15

NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) = 1.9

 

WEEKEND LIVE ONLY CECS/CEUS AWARDED

SCW Fitness Education = 15

ACE (American Council on Exercise) = 1.5

ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) = 15

AEA (Aquatic Exercise Association) = 12

AFAA (Athletics and Fitness Association of America) = 12

NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) = 1.2

 

ONE-DAY LIVE ONLY CECS/CEUS AWARDED

SCW Fitness Education = 7.5

ACE (American Council on Exercise) = 0.7

ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) = 7.5

AEA (Aquatic Exercise Association) = 6

AFAA (Athletics and Fitness Association of America) = 6

NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) = 0.6

You will receive your CEC Form by clicking on the box labelled “Get Your CECs” when you are logged into the attendee page at the end of the convention. To log into the convention, go here: https://trainerapex.com/attendee/ . To get your CECs, click on the CEC box. You will then be asked to complete a convention survey. Once completed you can download, print and save your CEC Form. The CEC Form will be available after the conference for 30 days. At the conclusion of the conference, you will also receive a reminder email and text message with a link to access the CEC Form. Remember to download, print and save your CEC Form since there is a $35 replacement fee if it is misplaced.

If you have registered for the ALL-ACCESS option, you may watch recordings of the live sessions for 30 days after the conference. You can register for the ALL-ACCESS option by clicking on the following link: https://trainerapex.com/august/register-trainer-apex-all-access/. 

 

If you have enrolled for live-streaming only (single-day OR weekend), you can upgrade to the ALL-ACCESS option by clicking on the following link: https://trainerapex.com/august/upgrade/

You can upgrade to the ALL-ACCESS option by clicking on the following link: https://trainerapex.com/august/upgrade/. This pass costs $30 for 30 days ($1 per day) of all the recorded sessions from the entire conference.

You can upgrade to the ALL-ACCESS option by clicking on the following link: https://trainerapex.com/august/upgrade. This pass costs $80 for 30 days of all the recorded sessions from the entire conference, including both days.

Yes. You will receive CECs/CEUs both for Live and Recorded Sessions. You will also earn additional CECs with our All-Access pass. https://trainerapex.com/august/cecs/

You will have 30 days to obtain your download, print and save your CEC Form. You will receive your CEC Form by clicking on the box labelled “Get Your CECs” when you are logged into the attendee page: https://trainerapex.com/attendee/. After you complete a convention survey, you will receive the CEC Form that you can download , print, and save. You will also receive a reminder email and text message with a link to access the CEC Form after the conference.

You should save your CEC Form and there is a $35 replacement fee if you lose your CEC Form. You will be able to obtain a replacement CEC Form for $35 by clicking on the following link: www.scwfit.com/cec-form.

You will receive a varying number of CECs for each certification that you attend. Please click on this link to review the number of CECs received for each certification: https://trainerapex.com/august/certifications

The Functional Trainer Apex is different from an in-person MANIA® because it is conducted online, in real time, via Zoom. There is also an All-Access option, which enables you to view the session recordings within 30 days of the conclusion of the convention. Our In-Person MANIA® Conferences are held “in-person” at one of our MANIA® Hotel locations throughout the United States.

You will receive a confirmation email/letter when you enroll for the Functional Trainer Apex. Please check your spam or junk email folders to ensure the email has not ended up in one of those folders.  Additionally, please keep this email in a safe place for future reference.

You should join your session five (5) minutes prior to the start time. You do not need to sign up for sessions beforehand. Those who arrive early will see a notice about the session beginning soon. You will click on the link provided in the Functional Trainer Apex schedule (accessible after registration) to join the session and Zoom will guide you directly to the session – either in the Zoom app or on a web browser on your Mac/PC. Please use your full name that you registered with when joining your Functional Trainer Apex sessions.

You can participate with a friend, but you both must register and pay individually for the Functional Trainer Apex. Participating with a friend is a great idea because you can support each other throughout the entire process.

There will be a 15-minute break between each session. There will also be a 30-minute break for lunch during the middle of the day. If you need to take any breaks during a session, please feel free to do so and let the presenter know by typing the information into the Zoom chat box.

Zoom is an easy, reliable platform for video and audio conferencing that works with all types of devices such as a desktop computer, laptop computer, tablet, phone, and similar devices with internet availability. With the Functional Trainer Apex and Zoom, you receive the benefits of a Live Event while participating in real time with live access to a renowned instructor. You can also participate from the convenience and comfort of your own home! To access Zoom, please click on the following link:  www.zoom.us/

You can download/access Zoom by completing the following steps:

  1.   You can download/access the desktop version here: www.zoom.us/download
  2.   Select the “Zoom Client for Meetings” download
  3.   Install the app and follow the on-screen instructions for installation
  4.    Zoom is a free video communication program that we use to broadcast our Live-Streaming events.   Click Here to Watch a Zoom Tutorial for More Help

You will not be assessed any extra Fees from Zoom since the Functional Trainer Apex is being hosted by SCW Fitness.

You can participate with a tablet or smart phone. You can download the free Zoom app to your mobile device from the App Store or Google Play Store. Then, click on the meeting link in your registration email to participate in the Functional Trainer Apex. However, for the highest quality experience, we recommend you use a laptop or desktop computer.

The Presenter and other participants can see you during Functional Trainer Apex sessions only if you turn your camera/video on. You do have the ability to turn on or turn off your computer’s camera to participate at the level you feel most comfortable with during the session. We always encourage full participation, but the option is up to you. We also encourage you to join the Functional Trainer Apex sessions with a device that has a camera since our Presenters like to be able to see the participants during certain sessions.

You do not have to keep your camera on during the Functional Trainer Apex sessions. We only encourage you to use your camera if the Presenter requests it. However, it is your choice and should be based upon your comfort level.

You can interact with the Presenter live during each session. You will see the Presenters in real time right on your screen. You can also ask questions via the chat box and interact with other participants.  In some situations, you may receive live one-on-one feedback directly from the Presenter.

During a session, you can ask questions of the Presenter at any time by typing your question into the chat box feature in Zoom. Then, the Presenter will answer your question for the entire group. Presenters may also designate specific times to ask and answer questions.

If your WI-FI goes down or is unstable during the Functional Trainer Apex, please reset your modem or router and try to join the session again. If that does not solve your issue, you may need to contact your internet service provider to resolve the problem. To ensure you have enough bandwidth for the best streaming experience, please close any unused applications and avoid running other streaming video/music/game services during the Functional Trainer Apex. For your convenience, there is also a Functional Trainer Apex All-Access pass that does not require Zoom and gives you the ability to watch the recorded sessions for a full 30 days. You can register for the ALL-ACCESS option by clicking on the following link:  https://trainingapex.com/august/register/functional-training-apex-live-recorded/. If you have enrolled for the live-streaming weekend only, you can upgrade to the ALL-ACCESS option by clicking on the following link: https://functionaltrainingapex.com/august/upgrade/

The Presenter will not have a Live Class in front of them during Functional Trainer Apex sessions. They will be hosting their sessions from their home/gym studio. However, in the future, the Presenters will have a Live Class in front of them since we will Live Stream directly from our In-Person MANIA® Conferences.

You will not need any equipment to participate. If you do not have the equipment that the Presenter is using for a session, you can always improvise to the best of your ability (i.e., if you do not have a gliding disc – use a paper plate, if you do not have dumbbells – use a soup can, etc.) but please note that SCW Fitness does have discounted equipment available for sale here: https://scwfit.com/store/product-category/scw-warehouse-sale/.

You should dress comfortably for Functional Trainer Apex sessions, but keep in mind that you may be requested to turn on your camera at times.

You will have access to the session outlines on the Attendee Access Page on August 27th if you wish to download and print outlines in advance. There will also be a 15-minute break between each session so you will have time to download and print each session outline on the day of the conference.