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Muscle Conditioning & Fitness Programming

Partner Tubing

This interactive workshop will review the principles of resistance training and teach you a number of progressive, full body partner exercises that will improve your client’s muscle conditioning, endurance, speed, balance and core stability. Whether you teach group fitness or train clients privately or in small group settings, this session is a must and will provide you with 20 plus new exercise ideas and progressions.

This is a 2 hour workshop.
Equipment needs: Exercise Tubes – 1 per person
Audience: Personal Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors

 


Gliding™ for Personal Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors

This innovative session will introduce you to the concept of Integrated Muscle conditioning and to a variety of exercises using the progressive new technique “Gliding”. You’ll walk away with over 30 new variations of exercises that you can immediately introduce to your clients and into your classes. You’ll also learn how to progress these exercises from entry-level to advanced/elite status and how to incorporate these types of exercises into a traditional strength training approach. This new technique is invaluable to all fitness professionals and learning how to use this new “Gliding” technique will put you on the cutting edge of program design.

This is a 2 hour workshop.
Equipment needs: Gliding Discs
Audience: Personal Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors

 


Get on the Small Ball

If you love Stability Balls, Foam rollers and BOSU Trainers, you’re going to love this NEW training tool that will provide endless variations to your program design. This practical, hands-on workshop will review the basics of working with Small Stability balls and offer you innovative, new exercises to help you condition your clients’ balance, core stability and muscle conditioning. This workshop will help you stay on the cutting edge of fitness programming and give you a whole new repertoire of exercises for the entire body.

This is a 2 hour workshop.
Equipment needs: Small Stability Balls
Audience: Personal Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors

 


Fun Games and Drills

Training your clients doesn’t need to be all serious business. In fact you can still accomplish the task at hand, and have a lot of fun while you’re at it. In this very interactive, fun and entertaining session, you’ll learn how to play various games and design simple contests that will get your clients working hard, improving their overall fitness and laughing a bunch. Utilizing medicine balls, BOSU Trainers, balance equipment and other training tools, you’ll walk away with practical drills that will condition various fitness components. Remember this – laughter is good for the soul and if you’re clients are laughing and still getting a great workout, they’ll stick with you!

This is a 2 hour workshop.
Equipment needs: Medicine Balls, BOSU Trainers, Yoga strap, Juke agility cord (if not possible to have one per pair, then one just for demo purposes), Step platforms, Body Bars
Audience: Personal Trainers

 


Muscle Conditioning Using Minimal Equipment

This workshop will teach you a variety of exercises for the lower body, upper body and core using minimal and inexpensive equipment such as exercise tubing, Gliding Discs or no equipment whatsoever. You don’t need a lot of equipment to experience an amazing muscle conditioning workout – an excellent session for instructors or trainers who teach at clubs that don’t have a lot of equipment options or trainers who train in clients’ homes.

This is a 2 hour workshop.
Equipment needs: Flipchart and markers, Spri Exercise Tubing, Spri Exercuffs, Gliding Discs
Audience: Personal Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors

 


Medicine Ball Training

This interactive workshop will review the basics to working with medicine balls and teach you a number of progressive, full body exercises that will improve your client’s power, speed and muscle conditioning. Your legs, arms and core will be burning after this session!

This is a 2 hour workshop.
Equipment needs: Medicine Balls
Audience: Personal Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors

 


Medicine Ball Training for a Strong Core

This interactive workshop will teach you a number of exercises to challenge the core muscles and the cueing techniques to ensure your clients perform the exercises correctly. You’ll walk away with a number of innovative exercises using a medicine ball that will progress from entry level options to very advanced, high level variations. If you are looking for a little variety in your programming, this session is a must!

This is a 1.5 hour workshop.
Equipment needs: Medicine Balls
Audience: Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructors

 


Partner Medicine Ball Training

This interactive workshop will review the basics to working with medicine balls and teach you a number of progressive, full body partner exercises that will improve your client’s power, speed and muscle conditioning.

This is a 2 hour workshop.
Equipment needs: Medicine Balls
Audience: Personal Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors

 


Group Strength Training Fundamentals I & II

As a fitness instructor you will be required to teach muscle conditioning segments within your classes and may even be required to teach full Muscle conditioning classes. It’s critical that you learn the correct rationale for choosing exercises and sequencing them effectively. You’ll also need to have a very good understanding of correct technique for the most commonly used exercises so that you can cue them appropriately. In this comprehensive session, you’ll learn which muscles need to be
conditioned, which need to be stretched and the most effective exercises for
each area. You’ll walk away with a number of exercises using only body
weight, exercise tubing, Gliding Discs and hand weights. And finally, you’ll learn how todesign your muscle conditioning exercises so that your classes are both safe
and effective.

This session includes a 2 hour Theoretical component and a 3 hour Practical component.
Equipment needs: Theory – Data projector, screen; Practical – steps, SPRI tubes, SPRI Exercuffs, Handweights, Gliding Discs, Mats
Audience: Group Fitness Instructors

 


Tools for Training Torso

Using medicine balls, stability balls, tubing, Gliding Discs, the BOSU and the step, learn a variety of exercises to target the torso. You’ll walk away with a number of new exercises and the cueing techniques to ensure your clients perform the exercises correctly.

This is a 3 hour workshop.
Equipment needs: Tubing, Steps, Medicine Balls, Stability balls, BOSU Trainer, Foam Rollers, Gliding Discs
Audience: Personal Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors

 


Foam Rollers 101

If you’ve not yet had the opportunity to use Styrofoam rollers with your clients, you’re missing out. Foam rollers are ideal for personal training because they are relatively easy to use, versatile, inexpensive, and portable. Benefits to stabilization, proprioception, balance, flexibility and myofacial release can all be achieved through regular exercise with foam rollers. This session will provide you with a variety of exercises and techniques that you can easily use with your clients.

This is a 2 hour workshop.
Equipment needs: Foam rollers (3 feet – 1/2 and full), mats
Audience: Personal Trainers

 


BOSU Core Training

The BOSU will soon become your favorite training tool for the Torso. Come and learn a variety of innovative exercises specifically designed for the core.

This is a 1.5 hour workshop.
Equipment needs: BOSU trainer, medicine balls, Mats
Audience: Personal Trainers

 


BOSU Leg Training

The BOSU will soon become your favorite training tool for the Lower Body. Come and learn a variety of innovative exercises specifically designed for the thighs and hips using the BOSU Trainers, Medicine Balls and Gliding Discs.

This is a 1.5 hour workshop.
Equipment needs: BOSU trainer, medicine balls, Mats, Gliding Discs
Presenter: Sherri McMillan, Shyla Strain, Derrick de Lay, Ted Schatz, Jason Wanlass, Scott Campbell, Rob Cloke, or Tracie Brothers-Norris
Audience: Personal Trainers

 


BOSU Games that Trainers Play

Training your clients doesn’t need to be all serious business. In fact you can still accomplish the task at hand, and have a lot of fun while you’re at it. In this very interactive, fun and entertaining session, you’ll learn how to play various games and design simple contests that will get your clients working hard, improving their overall fitness and laughing a bunch. Utilizing BOSU Trainers and medicine balls, you’ll walk away with practical drills that will condition various fitness components. Remember this – laughter is good for the soul and if you’re clients are laughing and still getting a great workout, they’ll stick with you!

This is a 2 hour workshop.
Equipment needs: BOSU trainers, Medicine Balls
Audience: Personal Trainers

 


Boxing Drills and Circuits

Never stepped inside a boxing ring? Not to worry – this workshop will teach you everything you need to know to introduce basic punches, boxing drills, intervals and circuits into your clients’ sessions. Learn proper technique and safety cueing for all the basic punches and movements. Walk away with a number of sample workouts that your clients will love. They will be begging for more!

This is a 3 hour workshop.
Equipment needs: Boxing gloves & punch mitts, medicine balls, skipping ropes, mats, tubing, hand weights (Note, if equipment is unavailable, a lecture can be offered instead which will require a data projector with VCR capability and screen)
Audience: Personal Trainers

 


Training Weekend Warriors

Learn innovative new sports conditioning drills designed to improve your clients’ power, speed, agility, muscle-conditioning and balance and introduce yourself to the latest sports training devises to enhance the performance of your clients. Whether you train elite level athletes or weekend warriors, this extensive workshop will give you the tools necessary to help your clients achieve their personal best.

This is a 3 hour Lecture or 4 hour workshop.
Equipment needs: Lecture: Laptop and VCR projector, screen
Workshop: Medicine balls, NRG balls, Juke/Break-away cords, Steps, Stability balls, Profitters, BOSUs, Exercuffs, Skipping ropes, mats, foam rollers.
Audience: Personal Trainers

 


Muscle and Cardio Circuit Workouts

Learn the benefits of circuit training and how to organize them so they are challenging, effective and fun. Learn a variety of new and innovative exercises that will train your clients’ speed, power, agility, strength, endurance, balance, and core stability. Participate in a circuit workout utilizing a multitude of training equipment and tools including Steps, Stability Balls, Medicine Balls, Tubing, Hand-weights, Wobble Boards, BOSU Trainers and Gliding Discs.

This is a 3 hour workshop.
Equipment needs: Variety of equipment required depending on availability including steps, hand weights, stability balls, medicine balls, tubing, wobble boards, mats, BOSU Trainers and other balance/functional tools
Audience: Personal Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors

 


Power Step Interval Training for Personal Trainers

The Step is a perfect cardio-training tool for Personal Trainers to use. It’s inexpensive, portable and doesn’t take up a ton of space. Learn how to use the Step to achieve an awesome high intensity, interval workout. You’ll learn multiple anaerobic drills that are easy to teach and that will work perfectly interspersed between muscle conditioning exercises. Your sessions with your clients will never be the same!

This is a 2 hour workshop.
Equipment needs: Flipchart & markers, Steps
Audience: Personal Trainers

 


Integrated Muscle and Cardio Conditioning

Time is of essence! In a one hour session or class, it is difficult to achieve a proper warm-up, an adequate cardio workout, a challenging strength training segment and an appropriate cool-down. How do we fit it all in? Integrated Muscle and Cardio Conditioning is the answer. You will learn a Strength Training and Cardio technique utilizing minimal equipment (step, tubes, Gliding Discs, and hand weights) that will maximize your time and provide your clients with results. Come and learn the muscle workout that integrates all fitness skills!

This is a 2 hour workshop.
Equipment needs: Steps, Spri Xertubes, Spri Exercuffs, Gliding Discs, Handweights, BOSU Trainers, Medicine Balls, Flipchart & Markers
Audience: Personal Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors

 


Outdoor Boot Camp

Learn how to effectively design an outdoor full body cardio and muscle-conditioning workout. Using nothing but an exercise tube and the tools that nature provides for us, you’ll walk away with a programming option that clients love.

This is a 2 hour workshop.
Equipment needs: Spri Tubing, Outdoors
Audience: Personal Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors

 


Strength Exercises Using the Step

The step is not only an amazing cardio training tool, but can be used very effectively as a bench or a prop for full body resistance training. Come and learn new exercises for the lower body, upper body and core using the step and other resistance tools including hand weights, Gliding Discs and SPRI tubing.

This is a 2 hour workshop.
Equipment needs: Steps, Spri tubing, handweights, Spri exercuffs, Gliding Discs, mats
Audience: Personal Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors

 


Pumping Nothing

If you’re like most personal trainers and group fitness instructors, you often don’t have a lot of equipment to choose from when designing muscle conditioning workouts. Luckily, this workshop will teach you a variety of exercises for the lower body, upper body and core using absolutely no equipment at all. A must workshop for personal trainers and group fitness instructors.

This is a 2 hour workshop.
Equipment needs: Flipchart & Markers
Audience: Personal Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors

 


Pumping Tubing

Tubes are inexpensive tools to use to maximize muscle strength and endurance. Review the basic principles and properties of tubing and then learn a multitude of exercises for head to toe muscular conditioning. You don’t need a lot of equipment to experience an amazing muscle conditioning workout – an excellent session for instructors who teach at clubs that don’t offer a lot of equipment options.

This is a 2 hour workshop.
Equipment needs: Tubes, Steps
Audience: Personal Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors

 


Get on the Ball – Lower Body

How did we ever survive as Personal Trainers and Fitness Instructors without Exercise Stability balls? This practical, hands-on workshop will review the basics of working with Stability balls and offer you innovative, new exercises to help you condition your clients’ balance, core stability and muscle conditioning. This workshop will help you stay on the cutting edge of functional muscle conditioning and give you a whole new repertoire of exercises for the lower body.

This is a 1.5 hour workshop.
Equipment needs: Stability Balls and mats
Audience: Personal Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors

 


Get on the Ball – Upper Body

How did we ever survive as Personal Trainers and Fitness Instructors without Exercise Stability balls? This practical, hands-on workshop will review the basics of working with Stability balls and offer you innovative, new exercises to help you condition your clients’ balance, core stability and muscle conditioning. This workshop will help you stay on the cutting edge of functional muscle conditioning and give you a whole new repertoire of exercises for the upper body.

This is a 1.5 hour workshop.
Equipment needs: Stability Balls, hand weights, tubing
Audience: Personal Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors

 


Get on the Ball – Core

How did we ever survive as Personal Trainers and Fitness Instructors without Exercise Stability balls? This practical, hands-on workshop will review the basics of working with Stability balls and offer you innovative, new exercises to help you condition your clients’ balance, core stability and muscle conditioning. This workshop will help you stay on the cutting edge of functional muscle conditioning and give you a whole new repertoire of exercises for the core.

This is a 2 hour workshop.
Equipment needs: Stability Balls
Audience: Personal Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors

 


Combination Training

Time is of essence! In a one hour session, it is difficult to achieve a proper warm-up, an adequate cardio workout, a challenging strength training segment and an appropriate cool-down. How do we fit it all in? Combination Training is the answer. You will learn a Strength Training technique that will maximize your time and provide your clients with results. By combining lower body, upper body and trunk musculature all into one exercise, you’ll be able to accomplish 3 times as much training! You’ll be amazed at how many body parts you’ll be able to target in such little time with Combination Training! Come and learn the muscle workout that integrates all fitness skills!

This is a 2 hour lecture.
Equipment needs: Data and VCR projector, screen
Audience: Personal Trainers

 


Personal Training Program Design

This workshop is beyond 3 sets of 10-15. Learn the advanced personal training techniques that you can use to add variety to your training programs and keep your clients excited about their exercise programs.
Walk away with the most effective recipe for sets, reps, rest periods, frequency and scientific reasoning behind why you design the programs that you do.

This is a 2 hour lecture.
Equipment needs: Data projector and screen
Audience: Personal Trainers

 


Functional Abdominal and Torso Training

Is your abdominal exercise program effective? The torso is comprised of a number of muscles each with their own purpose and actions. However, most exercise enthusiasts focus almost all of their energy on only 1 or 2 muscles and often neglect some critical areas. To further compound this problem, most of the exercises that are performed regularly should account for only a small fraction of the total training program. When designing an effective torso program we must examine the muscles and actions involved, but more importantly, our goal and purpose for training the area. Once the goal is established, the exercises will become obvious! We will discuss guidelines for training the torso, outline appropriate abdominal and back exercises and learn a new repertoire of movements using no equipment to add functionality to your abdominal and torso training

This is a 2 hour workshop.
Equipment needs: Data projector, mats
Audience: Personal Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors

 


Partner Stretching

Ask any of our clients which part of their session they enjoy the most and all would agree that they love the minutes at the end of our sessions that we spend stretching. Many have told us that the reason they’ve stayed with us for so long is the nurturing and relaxation we offer them at the end of our sessions. Let us teach you the techniques we use with our clients to help relax them, stretch them, and send them away anxiously awaiting our next session.

This is a 2 hour workshop.
Equipment needs: Mats, Steps
Presenter: Sherri McMillan, Shyla Strain, Derrick de Lay, Ted Schatz, Jason Wanlass, Scott Campbell, Rob Cloke, or Tracie Brothers-Norris
Audience: Personal Trainers

 


Motivating the Inactive Market

Most people know they should be exercising but there’s a big gap between knowing and doing. Imagine if we could actually tap into the 80% of our society who still doesn’t exercise enough to achieve any health benefits. The key to helping this segment of our population is understanding what it’s going to take to motivate them to take action towards their fitness goals. This workshop will define the issues that need to be considered, and give you the tools necessary to design fitness programs for beginners. You will walk away with an 8-step process for helping clients develop the foundation for success, the questions to ask clients, the drills to take them through and the motivational tips and goal-setting techniques that actually work.

This is a 2 hour lecture.
Equipment needs: Laptop projector, screen
Audience: Personal Trainers

 


Conquering the Triple Challenge

Have you or your clients ever dreamed about completing a triathlon or duathlon or improving performance in either? This workshop will provide you with the tools to design safe and effective triathlon and duathlon training programs. You’ll learn the equipment needs, effective training protocols, nutritional requirements and what to expect on race day. The finish line is closer than you think!

This is a 2 hour lecture.
Equipment needs: Laptop projector and screen
Audience: Personal Trainers

 


Run For Your Life

Learn how to design a safe and effective running program. Discuss running technique, workout formats and drills, tapering and injury prevention. The trend in the fitness industry is cross-training and alternative programming. Get on the cutting edge and get your clients outside and experiencing the joy of running.

This is a 2 hour lecture.
Equipment needs: Laptop projector and screen
Audience: Personal trainers

 


Practical Methods to Train Multiple Clients

Training two or three clients at a time may sound like a good idea, but how do you pull it off? Learn about the programs, organization and dialogue that will allow you to effectively train more than one client. Review the methods for facilitating a variety of exercises and drills while managing multiple clients.

This is a 2 hour lecture.
Equipment needs: Data projector with VCR capabilities, screen
Audience: Personal Trainers

 


Winter Sports Conditioning

Favorite winter recreational pursuits include downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Learn the exercises and drills that will improve a client’s muscle conditioning, balance and overall fitness to ensure they are adequately prepared for the demands of each of these sports.

This is a 2 hour workshop (4 hours if practical component included).
Equipment needs: Data projector and screen
Notes: If practical session requested, a variety of equipment will be needed including steps, weights, tubes, cones, BOSU Trainers, ProFitters, stability balls, medicine ball
Audience: Personal Trainers

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