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Saturday, March 19th

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

Pilates is for everyone! Develop your Pilates program to help your active agers feel great and continue moving functionally to live their best life.  Experience a Pilates mat program with 15 movement modifications and progression that increases mobility, balance and muscular endurance.  Learn why proper technique of postural movements will improve function and overall confidence to help your clients continue doing the things they love!

 

Combining the latest exercise science and aging research with unique sequences, this workout is guaranteed to help participants build muscle, burn calories and slow the body’s aging process. Learn easy-to-implement sequences, progressions and modifications that will increase mobility and strength and accommodate all fitness levels. Your members will feel challenged and successful after this fun, high intensity cardio workout!

It’s time to take aging sitting down! Discover how incorporating a chair can increase access to your fitness offerings by catering to clients of all abilities. Perfect for deconditioned clients or those overcoming injuries, you’ll learn how to design seat-based programming that doesn’t lack intensity or fun, guaranteed to get a “seated” ovation from all of your students!

The age-old adage “use it or lose it” definitely applies whenever we refer to balance, agility, and power.  According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control), one adult over the age of 65 is treated in the emergency room for a fall every 18 seconds.  Agility training improves flexibility, balance, and control, all of which can reduce the risk of falling for our aging population. This session uses water resistance and support to enhance this training without the fear of falling.

Could it be true that current food culture and accessibility are making it almost impossible for us to manage weight and stay healthy, despite how much we work out? Learn from a registered dietitian which foods and triggers are setting up our downfall, and what to do about it!

Fall prevention starts with the ABCs of training: agility, balance, and coordination. This workshop will offer specific exercises and movements that should be included in all fitness classes and private sessions to improve participants’ ability to remain “steady and strong” on their feet. (Recorded)

 

Session Two:
11:15am-12:15pm EDT
10:15am-11:15am CDT
8:15am-9:15am PDT

Stabilization is the foundation to power, force and resistance. Join Functional Podiatrist and Movement Specialist Dr Emily as she explores how our foot is the gateway to core or center stabilization. Learn to access the deep foot muscles and integrate them with the pelvic floor and breathing patterns. Take the concept of from the ground up to the next level with programming that will change your clients movement patterns forever. 

 

Interval training isn’t just for the young – it’s for the young at heart, too! Join Ann as she discusses the benefits of interval training for mature clients. Study progressions and regressions and how to make transitions as smooth as butter! Learn ready-made sequences to implement into your live and virtual training sessions today, for measurable results and fewer injuries!

 

Enjoy this Vinyasa Yoga class perfect for all yogi levels with a focus on strengthening and lengthening your back. Flow gracefully and rhythmically from pose to pose as we select specific verbal cues and posture alternatives. Leave feeling restored and rejuvenated and ready to provide a safe and effective yoga experience for your students and yourself.

 

The water allows you to challenge yourself more as there is minimal risk of injury when balance is lost. Muscular imbalance and weakness are significant factors and are impactful on the quality of life as you age. Learn base moves, movement patterns and how to train all skill level clients to improve balance and confidence.

 

Is there anything you can do to impact your metabolism? Can you prevent plateaus in progress? How can you increase your energy level? Learn which factors can you control (this may require a reality check), and which ones you can’t (this may require some acceptance of a new normal). (Lecture)

 

Robert will teach you seven exercises geared toward improving those struggling with physical limitations. These seven resistance training exercises will feature pulleys, dual tensions, landmines, pivot points, fatbells and more. Some of the most lingering injuries can be neutralized utilizing common equipment in unique ways. (Recorded)

 

Session Three:
12:30pm-1:30pm EDT
11:30am-12:30pm CDT
9:30am-10:30am PDT

Comprehensively examine the relationship between stability and mobility in the aging body. Learn effective methods to increase core stability and develop mobility in key areas, improving gait efficiency. Apply strategies for fall prevention through effectively training key areas for body balance.

 

Sarcopenia is the medical term for muscle loss that occurs due to the natural aging process. Join Robert Linkul for an in-depth look at the current research on Sarcopenia and how that research can be implemented into your training programs for your older adult clients. 

This program gently guides you through a simple Tai Chi workout with an emphasis on continuity, connection, and your feeling of FLOW. Perfect for beginners, seniors, as well as those with Parkinson’s, fibromyalgia, peripheral neuropathy, diabetes, or obesity, enjoy this tai chi practice of “continuity without interruption”.

This workshop will review the basic considerations for using Aqua Dumbbells safely and effectively for a full-body workout. Participants will learn the benefits and challenges for using one vs. two dumbbells, along with various ways to position them allowing for breaks on the upper body (hands, wrists, shoulders). Participants will also have the opportunity to develop some simple combinations to teach to their classes.

Posture and lifestyle issues create a host of issues including limited shoulder ROM, decreased overhead strength, and rotator cuff impingement. Unfortunately, many common strengthening approaches often perpetuate rather than help rotator cuff issues. During this interactive session, you’ll discover the single-most common underlying factor contributing to chronic rotator cuff issues. Additionally, you will discover how to apply the three best assessments and corrective exercises to improve your client’s rotator cuff and shoulder mobility.   

Whether a personal quest or way to engage the fastest growing segment of the population, this workout presents effective and manageable training techniques for the 50+ population. Led by an icon in the fitness industry, Sara takes you through this Group Strength Class using simple exercises and portable equipment for a total body workout. Strength, endurance, flexibility and balance are the lenses we use when analyzing our programming. It’s not about how long or hard you train, it’s about exercising smart for longevity and vitality. (Recorded)

 

Session Four:
2:00pm-3:00pm EDT
1:00pm-2:00pm CDT
11:00am-12:00pm PDT
Join Sue in this innovative and lively workout filled with short and sweet, easy to follow athletic drills with no complicated choreography or fancy dance steps. Follow along with quick, fun cardio, strength & stretching segments, perfect for the Boomers (or anyone!) looking for an energetic and low impact workout that is easy on the knees and joints.

Sarcopenia is our MORTAL ENEMY!! Did you know that 58% of the US population over 50 years of age has Sarcopenia? A recent review of research has shown some great strategies for training clients with osteopenia with a specific area of focus on ruck training (loaded walking). Join Robert for an introduction to ruck training and how it can help your osteoporosis clients. 

We know balance is the foundation for movement and how important it is to work on as we get older. But, this doesn’t mean we just need to stand on one foot all the time. Learn how to keep both feet on the ground and still challenge your balance through a variety of shifting movements and postures.  

Harness your power in a fully infused aquatic conditioning class. Take monotonous moves from the classroom into the H2O and see a noticeable difference in your strength. Discover a multitude of exercises that will transform your teaching. Push, pull, and press your way to a stronger you! 

 

Make Every Woman Over 50 Want You. Perimenopause, Menopause, and Post menopause women go through a rapid hormone change that deems what they used to do ineffective. Hormone balancing fitness programming secrets lie in interpreting the signs & symptoms various imbalances cause. (Lecture)

 

Building resilience throughout the neuro-musculo-skeletal system is key to effective fall prevention and healthy aging. In this workshop,  take a deep dive into multisensory training principles and techniques that easily fit into any active aging program and offer a wide variety of ways to work with the senior population. (Recorded)

 

Session Five:
3:15pm-4:15pm EDT
2:15pm-3:15pm CDT
12:15pm -1:15pm PDT 

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.

 

Boomers want to take your Barre class! Rumors and reviews of the class make many reluctant. Since Boomers come in all shapes, sizes, and strengths, they’re the most challenging demographic to train. Learn how to accommodate Barre movements and intensity at all levels while maintaining the essence of Barre. Understand the energy and emotion needed to inspire this ever-growing group to take a class, come back and recruit their friends to come, too!

Chair yoga doesn’t have to lack intensity! In this session, learn to transition yoga poses to chair accessible asanas. Blend into salutations involving creative strength building and movements to improve flexibility, perfect for clients of all fitness levels. Leave with innovative programming sure to receive a “seated” ovation from all of your active aging clients!

 

This session focuses on 3 aquatic training modalities for total body conditioning, utilizing the physical properties of the water, as well as intensity and directional variations to achieve optimal client outcomes. Learn each move, progressions and methods to safely increase intensity to strengthen the entire body.

 

Though most American seniors are active, vibrant, and live independently, many fitness professionals treat them as if they are frail. Learn from our active aging experts how to conduct fitness assessments for seniors, and design programming to increase strength, power, balance, agility, and speed. (Lecture)

Chair yoga is growing in popularity among mature populations! Explore movement progressions, movement sequences, and modifications to add chair yoga to your active aging programming. Since this exercise requires minimal equipment, add this option to your toolbox to incorporate chair yoga into your virtual and on-demand classes. (Recorded)

 

Session Six:
4:30pm-5:30pm EDT
3:30pm-4:30pm CDT
1:30pm-2:30pm PDT 

Learn the perfect class design for active clients 40+. No matter how in-shape we are, at some point we need to adapt and change our workouts to avoid overuse injuries and simply keep moving. In this progressive workshop, gain an easy-to-follow format and scientifically-sound workout strategy for all ages and fitness levels.

Smart strength training strategies to help your female clients age-less! Birthdays are  just a number: It’s 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.

 

Bamboo Fusion is “the blending of two ancient mind-body practices”, tai chi and hatha yoga! Also seen as the marriage of water and wood. The water element will help you discover a deeper level of FLOW, giving you a great infusion of qi energy. The wood element is expressed by the flexible movements of hatha yoga.  Experience the principle of surrender, helping you extend and stretch your body and mind.  

Enjoy six different segments of core training exercises for water exercise. This course focuses on working abs, back, obliques, hips and shoulders. Basically, anything core goes! Targeting a senior market demands special emphasis on posture and alignment. Enjoy this session with one of the top aquatic presenters in the world!       

Chronic hip tightness and weakness is often attributed to a ‘tight’ psoas and short hip flexors. However, this concept is based upon industry myth rather than reality. During this session, you’ll discover how common posture and movement strategies are what leads to hip osteoarthritis. Additionally, you’ll learn how to best lengthen and strengthen the flexors and glutes while improving hip longevity.  

Balance is vital for physical performance and health and is an essential component of activities of daily living. Explore balance-inducing and improving movement sequences. Learn how to create individualized strategies for clients of varying physical/cognitive states to mitigate risks and prevent falls. (Recorded)

Sunday, March 20th

Session One:
10:00am-11:00am EDT
9:00am-10:00am CDT
7:00am-8:00am 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.

 

Many  strength training classes use a variety of  props and equipment.. This total body conditioning class incorporates the bare minimum, yet creates  incredible results. New  instructors will take home a strong coaching baseline complete with progressions for every fitness level. 

 

Fitness is crucial for aging well, but so is recovery!  This interactive session will provide a wide variety of techniques to encourage recovery, flexibility and mobility in actively aging clients.  Go beyond just stretching to move better and recover, so you can get better results from your fitness program.

 

Join the newest Aqua Craze!  We all know the many benefits to running….now is the time to take your workouts to a new depth with Aqua Running & Conditioning.  This cardio/strength water workout will combine high-intensity and low-intensity exercises with little impact, strengthening muscles, and  improving joints. Learn to combine running, traveling, Tabata intervals, strength and more! 

 

Current research indicates that 1 in 3 people in the United States has one or more forms of arthritis. As the numbers rise, so does the need for qualified fitness professionals who can work with this population. This session is an introduction to the tools needed to understand the who, what and how of working with the arthritic client. Gain an understanding of various types, symptoms and causes of arthritis as well as how to create safe and effective exercise programs. (Lecture)

 

tretching is for EVERY BODY… for those more athletic individuals and for those less active who may be deconditioned. With increased range of motion, increased circulation and improved posture, your clients can reduce imbalances within muscles and joints that could lead to skeletal pain and injury. (Recorded)

 

Session Two:
11:15am-12:15pm EDT
10:15am- 11:15am CDT
8:15am-9:15am PDT
Change the word functional in your mind forever! Learn the methods of elite personal trainers that lead to best programs, the best results, and an exciting business. Experience functional training firsthand as Kevin leads you through a challenging workout that incorporates every movement pattern, your core, and your cardiovascular fitness.  

Flexibility and Strength are critical for all ages and not just for the professional athlete. “The Bannister Method” is designed to increase muscular balance, strength, flexibility, core strength, and bring energy into the body.  Maintain your body’s capacity to function the way you need to live. Learn how to find your Balance, Strength, Flexibility, and Flow and develop inner strength and an understanding of your limitations.   

Fusion classes are structured to blend together Tai Chi with another movement modality in a way that one cannot really distinguish where one modality begins or ends within the choreography.  Iron Fusion is a combination of Tai Chi and weights. 

 

Bring the energy, coach the fun! Participate in a workout of rotating intensities that includes strength, endurance, mind body, recovery and movement so joyful you won’t even realize you are working out. Additional focus on how to build a program to progress level of challenge, balance and confidence!

 

Menopause Symptoms are hurt or helped with exercise. Identify 34 major symptoms of menopause, 13 supported by exercise and dive deep into the research on 7 unique symptoms you can help. Learn how to identify these obstacles for participation and turn them into marketing to grow business and client transformation. (Lecture)

Discuss various nutrition and wellness strategies that support active agers in losing or maintaining weight. Learn age-group specific recommendations to maintain  bone health, muscle mass, and optimal nutritional status while managing  weight. (Recorded)

 

Session Three:
12:30pm-1:30pm EDT
11:30am-12:30pm CDT
9:30am-10:30am PDT

Proper function of the aging glenohumeral joint is crucial to the activities of daily living in older adults.  This presentation will focus on simple exercises that can provide valuable results to help older adults maintain function of the glenohumeral joint and translate this function to their activities of daily living.

This safe & gentle workout is perfect for beginners or those that have not been exercising regularly.  The movements are simple and easy to follow, but also really fun! You will appreciate the emphasis on posture, balance and fall prevention spotlighted throughout this session.


This creative workshop focuses on yoga postures done with the support of a chair. Standing, seated and floor poses are beautifully blended into asanas that encompass a creative strength building and flexibility promoting workout. A union of mind, body and spirit are at the heart of this program with special attention focused on activities of daily living and the ability to rise, fall and flow. Supported by a group of like-minded individuals, this program has far-reaching positive effects on aging exercisers of all shapes and sizes, building communities with a mindful attention to self-awareness.

 

With one-on-one training on the rise, combined with more aquatic centers re-opening, reviewing training techniques is more important than ever. Discuss movements to increase range of motion and incorporate deep stretching techniques to utilize in aqua programs.

Experience an introduction to exercises, stretching and breathing techniques designed to decrease headaches and jaw and neck pain due to stress, disease and injury. Learn how to fight symptoms of diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Bell’s Palsy, and more. This session will also focus on myofascial release techniques to improve blood flow and lymphatic circulation to reduce chronic pain. (Lecture)

Balance is vital for physical performance and health and is an essential component of activities of daily living. Explore balance-inducing and improving movement sequences. Learn how to create individualized strategies for clients of varying physical/cognitive states to mitigate risks and prevent falls. (Recorded)

Session Four:
2:00pm-3:00pm EDT
1:00pm-2:00pm CDT
11:00am-12:00pm PDT
As we age we start to lose mobility in our shoulders and ankles – making things like putting clothes on harder and walking slows down. Learn some easy-to-teach techniques that people can do at home to keep them injury-free and moving with grace throughout life.  

Training the Active Aging Female Upper Extremity requires a high level of skill. Observing posture and performing movement screens begins the process. Through practical application in an interactive environment, review the typical postural compensation we see as women age. Review biomechanics and kinesiology while learning specific techniques for training active aging female clients.

 

As we age, the #1 concern is reducing falls and maintaining optimal gait. Join Dr. Splichal as she explores how the brain sees movement and processes sensory stimulation for stabilization. Explore topics such as eye movement exercises, dual tasking and haptic optimization, and experience sensory sequencing that challenges both proprioceptive and cognitive skill sets.

Harness the power of the pool! In this session, learn how to effectively implement aquatic training principles, cycles of strength, endurance and high-speed training into your aquatic programming. Discuss movement patterns and progressions to maximize power development and improve activities of daily living performance. Experience aqua power like never before! 

 

Training women over 50 requires programming that takes into account special aspects of active aging.  Delve into the psychology behind this spectacular group of individuals and understand how to create safe and effective workouts that lead them to amazing results!

If your goal is to live a vibrant life with less aches and pains and more vitality, understanding the role fascia plays in every aspect of your health is critical to achieving that goal. Whether you’re working with high performance athletes, active adults, or clients who need rehabilitation, this session will give you the tools to help others and yourself live a better life. From the cellular and molecular level of fascia’s critical role in stability to the macro level of postural and structural stability, we’ll explore the extracellular matrix in detail and learn simple application concepts to tap into this system. (Recorded)

Session Five:
3:15pm-4:15pm EDT
2:15pm-3:15pm CDT
12:15pm-1:15pm PDT

Every 60 seconds, someone turns 60 in the US. Mobility training is the new buzz! Add this missing link to your programming. Learn the best practices for mobility training and how to add to your group classes and PT . Plus, how to market these programs for increased ROI.

Plyometric exercises are not just for athletes but for older adults too!  Learn how to modify traditional plyometric exercises for safety and effectiveness in older adults. The presentation will include variations for all ability levels and provide guidance on implementation and application.

Level UP your chair classes with many useful ideas you will learn in Chair Don’t Care. Experience helpful progressions, regressions, creative programming ideas and much, much more!

 

Hate the idea of lifting weights, getting sweaty, and feeling the effects later in your joints more than your muscles, but still looking to achieve the strength and tone resistance workouts offer? This session will take a look at using resistance tubing and aqua dumbbells, and even the side of the pool, to help build a stronger, more toned body for daily living activities.

The shoulder is one of the most injured parts of the body. Visit the functional anatomy behind everyday movements and the common types of shoulder injuries.Learn new assessments that will provide you with the knowledge on how to train clients post rehab. (Lecture)

 

Seniors are a growing share of the population and will soon be a big part of your business.  In this lecture, a leading physician explains how the body changes with age and what you can do to meet your older clients’ needs. (Recorded)

Session Six:
4:30pm-5:30pm EDT
3:30pm-4:30pm CDT
1:30pm-2:30pm PDT

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!

 

Grown-up Resistance/Intensity Training is the center focus! Learn programming secrets for periodization and modifications to improve muscular tone and body composition. Discover the true “GRIT” of active agers in this must-attend session for those who train, coach or instruct seniors.

The human body is a complicated machine of many parts that synergistically affect one another. This dynamic session will teach you how to evaluate and restore mobility & create stability through exercise and equipment. Learn how to strengthen the weak links of the kinetic chain & leave refreshed with new tools literally in your toolbox!

 

Get on board with this phenomenal cross training option, aqua run and conditioning, and take advantage of water power! With a little imagination, you can adapt land loving patterns of movement and resistance and use them in the water, reducing joint wear and tear and injuries. Walk away with countless ideas for empowering programming for your clients, from athletes to active agers!

 

As clients enter different phases of life, their nutrition needs change.  The Golden years are a time where you can work with  your client to understand the physical and hormonal changes that are happening and guide them toward a nutrition plan that supports their active aging lifestyle. Learn tips and tricks to help them increase their energy and make healthy eating a breeze. (Lecture)

 

Does training transfer to feeling and moving better outside of the gym? If not, we’re missing the mark. Learn the seven “S” Buckets and how to train each one for a healthier, happier life. Join Pat, the owner of Active & Agile, in this provocative session guaranteed to inspire you to up your game of life and the lives of those you touch. (Recorded)