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Saturday, August 28

Session 1:

10:00am-11:15am EDT

9:00am-10:15am CDT

7:00am-8:15am PDT

Bring your beast mode! Journey into the many ways you can monkey around with HIIT. Experience multiple modalities, discover techniques for optimizing effort, learn how to tweak time and organize effective work intervals that lead to greater client or member success.
Progressions and regressions are the secret sauce to a successful training program. Learn the exact method Kevin has used to help clients and trainers get the most out of their exercise programs. Leave with ladders of your own and feel ready to change the game!

This complete lower body workout targets the glutes, quads and hamstrings to tone and tighten these muscle groups as well as target the abdominal and lower back muscles for conditioning and improved flexibility. Learn easily implementable progressions and modifications to train your mature clients in a safe, fun way that will have them cheering for more.

In the post COVID-19 era, clients will be eager to return to training live and in-person, but still wish to maintain the flexibility of fitness solutions beyond brick and mortar studios. In this presentation, explore opportunities to utilize big brand tech solutions to become the central cog in your client’s fitness continuum. Discover unique methods to reach clients through multi-channels and prepare for the future of the fitness industry. (Lecture)

Hypertrophy or hyperplasia? Protein isolate before or after the workout? Why is leucine so important? What other amino acids help? What hormones ramp up the process? Melissa addresses answers to these important questions in an easy to understand science! (Recorded)

Session 2:

11:30am-12:45pm EDT

10:30am- 11:45am CDT

8:30am-9:45am PDT

This 45 minute active session provides a glimpse into a MELT embodiment experience. Founder & creator, Sue Hitzmann, will teach you how to assess and restore the supportive qualities of your neurofascial system. Far beyond “myofascial release” concepts, you’ll embody profound changes that can lead to more stability, vitality, mobility and better performance. MELT is a game-changing innovation that compliments any fitness practice. Feel the true impact of MELT in just one session! Bring your MELT Tools or rolled up yoga mat or towel. For best results, get the MELT Tools bundle for SCW Members only.

Your 50 and 60-year-old clients have unique training needs that may not be met by implementing traditional training techniques. This session will address key assessments focused on balance, integrated strength and joint range of motion, memory, and agility for training the active aging population. Develop more effective training programs based on their weaknesses, range of motion and movement analysis.

Stop wasting your time working your butt everyday and getting nowhere. Learn how to put science, the proper lifts, and the benefit of progressive overload on your side.This class is part lecture, part hands-on coaching, and part workout. You’ll leave feeling confident in your ability to have and give the best backside.

A positive mindset is the key to optimal physical and mental health! In this session, learn the 5 G’s to build a stronger mindset: Gratitude, Generosity, Growth, Grit and Grace. Explore how to influence behavioral changes to dispel negativity for living a purposeful, healthy, and impactful life while helping clients achieve desired goals. (Lecture)

Explore what it takes to be a successful Virtual Personal Trainer. As clubs open back up, online training will remain a way to effectively expand your reach and increase your income, helping those who are not ready to return to the gym. Topics include everything from marketing your services to mastering the technology needed for a successful session highlighting how to expertly communicate with your clients. (Recorded)

Session 3:

1:00pm-2:15pm EDT

12:00pm-1:15pm CDT

10:00am-11:15am PDT

Who doesn’t want to be THE go-to coach for cardio? This ALL NEW workshop will teach you how to perform a basic client assessment for functional movement as it relates specifically to cardio modalities. Learning how to determine imbalances or limited range of motion that could impact cardio training and repetitive stress implications is a valuable tool that will set you apart from other coaches and have your clients coming back for more.

Water is the perfect environment for one-on-one personal training. Creating a program to meet the needs and goals of your client requires preparations and planning. This session outlines the “how to get started steps” to advance your skills in one-on-one or small group training in the pool.

In this session, explore the effects of pregnancy on core muscles and common issues fitness professionals should be aware of. Learn techniques to safely address these changes during every stage of motherhood and tips and tricks to easily remember safe training positions for your pre and postnatal clients.

Many personal trainers are “missing the boat” when it comes to uncovering the biggest sources of income. In this session, identify mistakes that prevent attracting ideal clients and steps to ensure success. Explore specializations, course requirements, implementation, communication and marketing skills, and tons of new ideas to grow your personal training business. (Lecture)

This session will take an in-depth dive into gluteal anatomy and function, important research applications, and program design for long term progress. Learn key technique cues and the best exercises to grow your glutes! (Recorded)

Session 4:

2:45pm – 4:00pm EDT

1:45pm – 3:00pm CDT

11:45am – 1:00pm PDT

Working around the struggle to bring the intensity but care for clients with injuries, compensations, or that are still in the start of their fitness journey? This part workout, part lecture session will cover the proven strategies of Low Impact Training to bring the intensity and results to your clients’ workouts with joint friendly strength, cardio, & HIIT methods.

This session will teach you how to reframe your personal training business to work smarter (not harder) and transform your clients into committed loyalists. We’ll break down our proven method for attracting your ideal clients and supercharge your revenue. You’ll also learn how to first identify your ideal client and niche, how to structure, price, develop, and market your offerings.(Lecture)

The ability to coach core stability beyond expectation will bring you, as a fitness professional, one step closer to aligning concepts and applications. In this session, learn coaching concepts specifically designed to stabilize the spine in a scalable coaching mode.

The pandemic flipped the fitness world on its head, meaning it’s more important than ever to have best legal practices in place to ensure your business and assets are protected, and your community and clients are safe. Learn the legal essentials you need, including: waivers, employee vs. contractor agreements. (Lecture)

Redefine what you know about TRX Suspension Training! This session provides a deep dive into the performance and coaching nuances of a series of highly effective TRX movements and combinations. Apply these impactful TRX sequences and coaching methods immediately and watch your suspension training evolve to the next level. (Recorded)

Session 5:

4:15pm- 5:30pm EDT

3:15pm – 4:30pm CDT

1:15pm – 2:30pm PDT

Shrink the gap between mind and body by becoming more aware of the overall health benefits of holistic training. Incorporate the foundational principles of Yoga, pilates, breath work, and mindful body awareness to your training sessions in order to achieve and maintain sustainable lifestyle changes and healthy long term training results.
Falls are a huge risk affecting the aging population’s propensity for injury and deteriorating mental health. In this session, study key movements to boost mobility and greatly reduce fall risks while learning proven strategies to improve fitness program adherence. Implement this programming into your small group training sessions today and see your clients more active and confident than ever!

How do you compete in today’s highly competitive personal training business landscape? By consistently delivering outstanding service and creating an outstanding experience, for every client, in every session. Not sure where to start? This session will leave you with the tactics and strategies to crush the competition through excellent customer service! (Lecture)

If you are not growing, you are falling behind. Successful fitness professionals must consistently find ways to grow in a variety of areas. In this inspiring and informative session, learn the scientific methods of skill development. In addition, explore five specific skills and habits that are found in the most successful professionals of the industry. This session is full of tangible tips and tools that attendees can implement immediately to make an immediate and noticeable impact. If you are serious about being the best fitness professional you can be, don’t miss this. (Lecture)

The shoulder is one of the most complex, and most injured, joint systems in the body. In this live session, dive into the function of the shoulder, common mistakes when training it, and best practices to maintain optimal shoulder function and health. (Recorded)

Session 6:

5:45pm – 7:00pm EDT

4:45pm – 6:00pm CDT

2:45pm – 4:00pm PDT

As muscle imbalances become more prevalent in older active adults, it is imperative to assess functionality correctly. In this session, discuss common lower body dysfunctions, techniques for proper injury assessment, and exercises to alleviate pain and improve alignment and flexibility.

The aging female body has specific needs and concerns. As strength, mobility, stability and bone density decline, precise training strategies play a large role in successfully addressing these issues. Review foundational conditioning concepts to transform your approach. Learn to apply these principles through practical application in a hands-on session.

Aquatic one-on-one training is a great way to expand your career as a fitness professional. This course will introduce you to the different types of training you can offer, and programming factors related to exercise program adherence for best results. These guidelines are based on the American College of Sports Medicine guidelines and aquatic industry standards.

Online training, virtual challenges, live streaming. With ever-expanding technology, it is easy to be confused about where to put your time and money. This lecture will discuss the latest tools to help you obtain and retain clients while teaching you how to create digital, virtual, and live products. (Lecture)

Increasing functionality is just one of the benefits of offering small group options for the aging client. Discuss not only the science, but the need for socialization, camaraderie, and accountability when training the group. Study how introducing positive competition and even dance movement will enhance results, and address retention. Experience and practice specific joint action to get you started creating your new branded option. (Recorded)

Sunday, August 29

Session 1:

10:00am-11:15am EDT
9:00am-10:15am CDT
7:00am-8:15am PDT

Discover techniques that create a spa-like experience for your clients. Whether training live or virtually, special techniques and exercises will enhance your client’s love of fitness and loyalty to you. Learn 10 different approaches to various exercises guaranteed to turn your clients into returning clients.
Innovative new programming options for large, small group sessions as well as one to one coached sessions, focusing on a 40 second interval. Students will reap the benefits of interval training while sharpening their athletic skills in the aquatic environment.

No equipment, no problem! In this session, discover unique movements utilizing the most underrated piece of exercise equipment: the human body! Combine interval training, power and plyometrics, to improve muscular endurance and balance. Learn easily implementable modifications and progressions to “plateau proof” workouts for all of your active aging clients.

As digital fitness continues to skyrocket, it’s clear that the fitness market has been permanently altered by the global pandemic. Join our panel of industry experts to explore how studio owners and fitness professionals will need to navigate this new normal to meet consumer demand and expectations, and trends shaping the industry for unique insight into the future of fitness in the post-coronavirus era.

Outdoor, Bodyweight-only Bootcamps are exploding! Taking your workouts outdoors has never been easier and more important. Discover four movement principles that will change the way you design your “anywhere” workouts and challenge your clients on three physical needs: stability, strength & power. Learn how to correctly cue and execute movements in all three planes and stimulate the cardiovascular system to enhance metabolism. Introduce more play into your workouts for unlimited exercise strategies and ideas for all populations. (Recorded)

Session 2:

11:30am-12:45pm EDT

10:30am- 11:45am CDT

8:30am-9:45am PDT

Why do bodybuilders and powerlifters look so different? The answer lies in the two different types of muscle tissue in our fascia system. Traditional exercise programs focus on the contractile element, however, effective exercise strategies for strengthening the fascia can enhance physical performance while reducing the risk of injury. Try unique exercises, different equipment and alternative program designs to strengthen the fascia.

Comprehensively examine the stability/mobility relationships of the body to provide the foundations to systems that enhance and respect this precise equilibrium. Learn effective methods to enhance core stability while developing mobility in key areas. Train the body from the inside out to bring posture and alignment back into balance.

Get off the floor and build that core! In this session, learn powerful flowing sequences that strengthen the powerhouse of the body. Learn movements and patterns to condition and strengthen the deep stabilizing muscles of the back that support the spine and daily movement, not just the muscles of the coveted “6 –pack.“ Step outside your comfort zone and transform your mind and body, come ready to sweat, laugh and grow!

Nutrition is the backbone of any personal training program and it isn’t one-size-fits-all. Join Reed, owner of Functional Diagnostic Nutrition, to learn how to assess and meet the individual metabolic needs of your clients to improve health at a cellular level and better reach health and fitness goals. Separate yourself from the pack and become THE most sought after trainer by exploring innovative methods for working with clients to grow a successful personal training business. (Lecture)

Plyometrics are a powerful exercise method combining conditioning, strength, power and function. Perfect for both virtual and in-person training, this session comprehensively examines drill intensity, from prep to peak, key regressions and progressions to meet your clients at their current level of fitness and the most effective cues to guide their action. Learn these drills by viewing the included plyo videos, to implement plyometrics into your training sessions now. (Recorded)

Session 3:

1:00pm-2:15pm EDT

12:00pm-1:15pm CDT

10:00am-11:15am PDT

Intelligent ideas for strength and conditioning Small Group Training that make sense! In an interactive learning environment, review functional training principles and focus on the practical application of program design. Utilizing resistance tubing, dumbbells and a Step, learn critical body alignment, precise cueing and movement progressions for multiple Small Group class options.

As a personal trainer, you have a unique opportunity to assist individuals with various forms of arthritis. A well-designed exercise program is one of the best treatments for arthritis symptoms, meaning that you can help to substantially improve the quality of life for individuals with arthritis. This session will provide you with the basic information about various forms of arthritis, the ways in which exercise improves symptoms, and how to accurately assess and implement safe and effective exercises.

This 45 minute active session provides a glimpse into a MELT embodiment experience. Founder & creator, Sue Hitzmann, will teach you how to assess and restore the supportive qualities of your neurofascial system. Far beyond “myofascial release” concepts, you’ll embody profound changes that can lead to more stability, vitality, mobility and better performance. MELT is a game-changing innovation that compliments any fitness practice. Feel the true impact of MELT in just one session! Bring your MELT Tools or rolled up yoga mat or towel. For best results, get the MELT Tools bundle for SCW Members only.

With the new landscape that we find ourselves in as professionals, communication can be botched, leaving the client feeling defeated and the trainer frustrated with a lack of progress. In this session, we will explore different communication techniques and strategies that will help you as the trainer interacts with your client(s) in a successful manner that will deliver maximum results. (Lecture)

Develop your craft and evolve into one of the best trainers in your region by learning the 5 things that all great trainers do. Learn from an industry veteran, with almost twenty-thousand training sessions, and experience how to build rapport, create change, become memorable, and elevate your brand to elite status. (Recorded)

Session 4:

2:45pm – 4:00pm EDT

1:45pm – 3:00pm CDT

11:45am – 1:00pm PDT

You have the burn, and the after burn, but High Intensities also promote brain health in big ways. Understand the science and the age-defying benefits of HIIT training that tends to be overlooked and misunderstood.
Learn to convert the philosophies of healthy aging into actionable steps for your clients. Study and learn five exercise practices that can be easily implemented into your live and virtual one-on-one coaching sessions for aging well and staying fit.

Review warm up elements beyond elevating core temperature to comprehend essential mobility and stability. Learn two different approaches to warm up your clients: Athletic or dynamic. Finish by practicing two unique cool downs: Static passive stretching with PNF and self-myofascial release.

What separates you from all the other trainers out there? You. Your personal brand is what brings that story to life. Social media is one of the most powerful tools you have to showcase your personal brand to start attracting your ideal clients. This session will break down how to define your purpose, craft your story, and show up on social media in a way that builds trust and converts followers to clients. (Lecture)

Getting more done in less time is pivotal in today’s busy world. Learn how “tri” & “quad” sets aka: CLUSTERS can give your clients what they want and need in as little as 30 minutes. Feel the difference between traditional circuit training and this ready-made model that you can start using with your clients immediately! You’ll walk away from this session with programming for three different types of client goals. (Recorded)

Session 5:

4:15pm- 5:30pm EDT

3:15pm – 4:30pm CDT

1:15pm – 2:30pm PDT

Plateaus happen. Progress stalls. Clients become frustrated. Intensities can be manipulated in various ways from tempos and progressive overload to drop sets and muscle rounds. In this session, explore ways to challenge your clients to continue making gains and appropriate applications in program design. (Lecture)
There actually IS a fountain of youth and we can all access it. The right exercise program can boost the production of hormones that add muscle in addition to enhancing the performance of physiological functions often affected by the aging process. In this action-packed workshop, we will learn how to apply the variables of fitness program design, equipment choice and exercise selection to help our clients turn back the clock and maintain their youthful appearance and energy levels.

Have you ever launched into your workout prematurely, forcing the body to “catch up” when a lack of time or a desire to get started supersedes the important elements of a pre-workout routine? Learn to incorporate mobility and flexibility into your warmup routine. Include fascia flexibility, joint releases, and spinal alignment. Use balls, percussive tools, and rollers to release restrictions and transform your body with a better pre-workout heat up. Boost training and recovery results through better performance and more overall flexibility and mobility.

It’s not enough to be just an instructor- you need to be THE Reputable Physical Activity Influencer! In this session, learn credential requirements for various courses and programming, and steps for creating approved CEC courses to propel your passive income potential. Leave with the knowledge to set yourself apart from the competition to land the most coveted positions in the industry. (Lecture)
As we age, the core, proprioception and balance become more important to prevent falls, maintain proper gait and keep us active. With core work often comes floor work, which can be uncomfortable for the aging population. This session is jam packed with muscular core facts, activity ideas and core exercises off the floor! (Recorded)

Session 6:

5:45pm – 7:00pm EDT

4:45pm – 6:00pm CDT

2:45pm – 4:00pm PDT

Understanding today’s need for quick, at-home workouts using minimal equipment that’s easy to implement is critical to meet current fitness needs. Explore the variety in circuit training using AMRAP style training techniques. Learn to coach blocks of option-based exercises; simple to advanced circuits, ascending & descending pyramids, add-ons, and tri-sets. These programs offer hard core, turn-key programs for coaching in virtual or live settings.

Every decade should bring about a certain change to your workouts. A mature client has significantly different needs than those of a high school athlete. Learn the specific needs of your body to successfully train not only for today, but the knowledge to continue to evolve your training style as you go through different aging processes throughout the lifetime.

What do you REALLY know about proper hydration? Are you coaching your clients to drink 8-10 glasses of “naked” water each day to promote optimal health? According to the most recent research, there is a better form of water to drink and it may just surprise you! After this session, your relationship with water will NEVER be the same! (Lecture)

Personal Training businesses, much like any other business, are much more sustainable when client retention is achieved.. In this session, explore top level strategies to inspire, enlighten, encourage, and retain your current community of clients so they are engaged with you constantly, keeping the longevity of your training business high! (Lecture)

Going beyond aesthetics, this workshop comprehensively reviews lower body function and how to enhance muscular strength endurance. Through interactive practical application, learn how to structure a program utilizing a small ball, gliding discs, bands and dumbbells. Form follows function; get a better butt by building a better program! (Recorded)