Sessions

50 precision crafted, laser focused sessions to drive your Personal training career further. Navigating the new terrain takes strategy and style and Personal Trainer APEX will get you there.

Saturday, January 23

Session 1:
9:00am-10:15am EST
8:00am-9:15am CST
6:00am-7:15am PST

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.

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.

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. (LECTURE)

It’s all Math! Participate in 4 different workouts based on routines for personal or semi-personal training. Using these fun, simple outlines based on unique rep or time patterns, we can keep our clients engaged and excited. Basic human behavioral concepts will be discussed between each workout along with practical ways to implement. (PRE-RECORDED SESSION)

Session 2:
10:35am-11:50am EST
9:35am-10:50am CST
7:35am-8:50am PST

There is no branding and the video quality isn’t perfect Fitness professionals are drawn to group training because it’s time-saving, cost-effective and represents a decreased workload. However, a fantastic trainer will not necessarily translate to excellence when training groups. Juggle the demands of group training by learning skills to create inclusive environments, fun and a tribe mentality that leads to more profit and impact. (PRE-RECORDED)

You strive to strengthen muscles in the body, but neglect muscles in the face and neck? Let’s FACE It Together™ facial exercise and rehabilitation is designed to strengthen facial and neck muscles, increase oral/motor skills, facial expression, prolong the onset of disease and reduce signs of aging. LFIT is perfect for in-person or virtual one-on-one or group training. Fight symptoms of Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, MS, Stroke, Bell’s Palsy and more.

This crash course is your fast track to training online ASAP with all the tools necessary to keep your current clients and attract new ones. Identify your ideal client, create your unique training method and harness impactful systems that you’ll be ready to launch now! (LECTURE)

Women are a unique population too often trained using programs designed for and by men. The successful personal trainer designs an individualized experience for their female clients. Learn special considerations and assessment tools along with how to target this specific audience depending on age and stage. (PRE-RECORDED SESSION)

Session 3:
12:10pm-1:25pm EST
11:10am-12:25pm CST
9:10am-10:25am PST

Bruce Lee said water can flow and water can crash – Be like water! Learn unique bodyweight exercises and prep that flow seamlessly from one movement to the next. Challenge your clients to enhance control and deceleration of movements to gain mobility, strength and engage more muscles. Greater muscle activation translates to increased caloric expenditure and metabolism.

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)

Learn Mo’s contemporary approach to building a fit mind, body, and attitude after age fifty, based on 10 functional movement patterns and progressions, 7 training methods, and decades of training baby boomers. Learn how the role of functional movement and purposeful exercise plays in achieving, preserving, and maximizing fitness, health, and wellness. (PRE-RECORDED)

Isolation exercises use only one muscle at a time and can lead to bulky muscles, while explosive moves like swings, throws or jumps involve many muscles working together. Learn the difference between muscle and fascia, how they create movement and the benefits of power exercises for developing a lean, sculpted physique. (PRE-RECORDED SESSION)

Session 4:
2:25pm-3:40pm EST
1:25pm-2:40pm CST
11:25am-12:40pm PST

Smart strategies for strength training to help your female clients age-less! Chronological aging is just a number: its function that counts! Interactively review critical principles for functionally training the female client. Learn essential body alignment, precise cueing and movement strategies to provide smart strength training for the ageless female.

Automation can help you create a seamless business so you can focus on your clients and relationships. In this session, find out what you should automate (or delegate) immediately in your business so you gain time to focus on your vision, clients, and goals. (LECTURE)

Discover how adding extra dimension to your personal training business can generate faster results for your clients, more money for you and set the base for a higher client retention rate. Easy to apply Life Coaching Skills, and tips on how to position yourself as the Trainer who delivers permanent results. (LECTURE)             

The ability to coach core stability beyond expectation will bring you, as a fitness professional, one step closer to aligning concepts and application. In this session, you will learn coaching concepts specific to stabilizing the spine in a scalable coaching model. (PRE-RECORDED SESSION)       

Session 5:
4:00pm-5:15pm EST
3:00pm-4:15pm CST
1:00pm-2:15pm PST

If we don’t move it we lose it. In this workshop, you will learn how to meet your body’s specific needs from a mechanical perspective. Learn your own strengths first, the movement techniques, bodywork related modalities and coaching cues to create a safe and lasting impact.

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! (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. (LECTURE)

A perfect pairing: Kettlebell ballistic movements combined with plyometric HIIT! Learn explosive movement sequences guaranteed to improve anaerobic power and power endurance. Review basic Kettlebell technique and HIIT science and take home a usable high intensity format ready for your Monday workouts! (PRE-RECORDED SESSION)

Session 6:
5:35pm-6:50pm EST
4:35pm-5:50pm CST
2:35pm-3:50pm PST

Are your core workouts just featuring crunches? Ready to elevate your clients’ core training into an integrative system and approach? This session combines lecture and activity to coach you on the fundamentals of core training and how to create stellar core programming for private and small group clients!

If your body is a car, the glutes are definitely the engine. Rev up your understanding of gluteal anatomy/function, and learn important implications for program design. Apply these key concepts to improve the strength, power, and performance of the most important muscle group in the body. (LECTURE)

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.

What differentiates great trainers from the rest? One key trait is how they don’t train, but actually coach to effectively engage clients to help transform behavior. Learn simple and critical behavioral ideas and how to use various tools to empower your clients for sustainable and successful change.(PRE-RECORDED SESSION)

Sunday, January 24

Session 1:
9:00am-10:15am EST
8:00am-9:15am CST
6:00am-7:15am PST

Discover how the core is supposed to function, how it functions in a variety of ways, and how to train your body to have the strongest, most impressive core of your life.

Balance and gait deficits expand with age and are associated with the increased incident of falls seen in the aging population. Participate in one on one or small group training protocols to address this decline. Discuss the need for assessing and increasing skeletal muscle in the active, but aging, client in the facility or in the home. Learn from a 30+ year trainer schooled in health and fitness modalities for the aging population.

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.

More than 25 million individuals experience incontinence and 75-80% are females, resulting in more than one million women having abdominal and/or pelvic surgeries each year. Traditional core training approaches for these women rarely work and can frequently exacerbate their issues. Discover why many female clients struggle with abdominal and pelvic floor issues and exercises to implement in your training sessions to combat these issues. (PRE-RECORDED SESSION)

Session 2:
10:35am-11:50am EST
9:35am-10:50am CST
7:35am-8:50am PST

It’s easy to attract clients, but how do you keep them coming back? Master Personal Trainers and Holistic Health Practitioners, Herson and Kimberly Garcia, offer their inspiring and effective tips on how to retain clients for 10+ years. As co-owners of the Garcia Institute of Modern Excellence, they demonstrate how to expand from simple outdoor boot camps to owning a 4,600 square foot performance center producing over $350,000 in revenue annually. (PRE-RECORDED)

Learn what women want in this session where we discuss the typical strengths and weaknesses of a postnatal client. Explore motherhood from the ground up, learn to speak their language, and find out key components of building a stronger mama clientele

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 to lend to greater client or member success.

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. (PRE-RECORDED SESSION)

Session 3:
12:10pm-1:25pm EST
11:10am-12:25pm CST
9:10am-10:25am PST

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!

Yury’s “Spirited” program appears internationally with its appealing easy combination of 20-minute sections of cardiovascular, strength, and flexibility goals in 60 minutes. (PRE-RECORDED)

Let’s FACE It Together™ Facial exercise and rehabilitation is designed to strengthen facial and neck muscles, increase oral/motor skills, facial expression, prolong the onset of disease and reduce signs of aging. This workshop will focus on the benefits of LFIT for special populations such as: Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, MS, stroke, paralysis, Bell’s Palsy and more. Marketing tips also included! (LECTURE)

Many of our clients experience tightness, impingement and pain in the rotator cuff. Over time, rotator cuff problems limit shoulder range of motion and lead to weakness that affects the ability to exercise as well as function in everyday life. Discover exactly how rotator cuff issues develop and how to implement a strategy for integrating the most effective corrective exercises into your client’s program to improve the function of their rotator cuff. (PRE-RECORDED SESSION)

Session 4:
2:25pm-3:40pm EST
1:25pm-2:40pm CST
11:25am-12:40pm PST

A comprehensive review of the deep inner unit and superficial core provide background for the female body. In an interactive environment through hands-on practical application, trainers will learn a series of specific techniques to train the female core, utilizing stability balls, rubber tubing, gliding discs and a ball.

When do you realize you became fluent in a new language? …..when you begin to think or dream in that language. True indicators of fitness professional knowledge, is the ability to speak “Fitglish” or “Exercisese” movement language. This session is designed to enhance the fitness fluency for the new Personal Trainer and also re-affirm the veteran colleague of their thought patterns. By learning this “new language” a Fit Pro can become unlimited in their capacity to assess, program, and train their clientele.

You get lots of followers on Social Media, but somehow it doesn’t translate into money in your bank account. Learn from 8 times No.1 International Bestselling Author 10 steps to a successful business and walk away with a concrete plan and proven strategies. (LECTURE)

There comes a time when the changes of exercise cease and desist. We know it as the dreaded plateau. It appears that no matter what we do to see gains, whether weight loss or muscle gain, the scale or body composition just won’t budge. We will address the science behind plateaus and discuss various ways to overcome stalling without overtraining. (PRE-RECORDED SESSION)

Session 5:
4:00pm-5:15pm EST
3:00pm-4:15pm CST
1:00pm-2:15pm PST

The days of clients loving traditional cardio have ended. They want the short and sweet stuff now. In this session, we will cover why & how to use speed, agility & quickness for cardio. The attendee will walk away from this session with ready made programming to start using immediately.

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. (LECTURE)

Are your clients getting tired of the usual push and pull, single plane, single joint moves that they’ve been doing for years? Come learn a variety of fun, easy to teach, multi-joint and multi-plane compound exercises to implement into your sessions. Progressions, regressions, and cueing will all be explored.

Effective core training should integrate all muscles to work effectively around the center of gravity. Traditional core exercises have clients lying on the ground moving in a single plane, which does not prepare the muscles for the forces they will experience during upright, ground-based movement. Disruptive Training with various equipment will help you design a core training program that prepares the body for the way it is designed to work in a three-dimensional environment.

Session 6:
5:35pm-6:50pm EST
4:35pm-5:50pm CST
2:35pm-3:50pm PST

With so many different pieces of equipment and many claiming functional superiority, it becomes challenging to select the best direction for our clients. In this session, Giovanni looks past traditional equipment to make sense out of popular unconventional training tools, providing indications, contraindications, and programming recommendations to be applied to your current clients, immediately!

In the day and age of the “Dad Bod”, men and women both want to keep it high and tight. Furthermore, they want the waist that goes with it. We will discuss and practice movement that builds, tones, and tightens the lower half and keeps the client mobile and successful.

Small Group Training is growing rapidly and for good reason. From a client’s standpoint it is fun, interactive, results driven and cost effective. From a personal trainer’s standpoint, it is a great way to leverage time, increase income and ultimately help more people. In this interactive session, learn how to create, market, sell and execute dynamic small group training that keeps clients coming back for more. Explore tangible tips and tools that can be easily implemented for massive impact on your small group training. (LECTURE)

Coaching proper form and technique begins with movement patterns, not exercises. Adapt your knowledge of stability and mobility throughout the kinetic chain to teach proper movement and exercises for the lower extremity. Join this session focused on movement research and learn how to properly coach lower extremity exercises. (PRE-RECORDED SESSION)