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  • Friday, November 24, 2017
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    Business

    08:30  -  16:45
    Business Summit
    AUT University Nth Campus

    Gary Russell - Winning We seek ‘Bullet’ that will explain Performance and Winning. We have all seen that something ‘special’ in people we have played against or worked alongside in business. There is just something different about them. What is it? Where does it come from? Can it be copied or replicated?

    Justin Tamsett - Understanding culture beats strategy We can use a game of sport as an analogy for the great game of fitness business. When we are work, it is game time! But as any sportsman knows, many games are won (or lost) on what happens on the practice pitch and in the locker room. This presentation will share the 7 keys to building a winning team

    Gary Russell - Chemistry Most of us have heard of the expressions of 'clicking', 'meshing', 'jelling' or two people getting along stating they 'hit it off'. All of the expressions used are trying to explain Chemistry in various settings. So, in this regard, what is Chemistry? Why does it happen? And How does it work?

    Paul Brown - Member Retention With Paul's latest research and advanced strategies on what it really takes to find, win and keep more members. Includes insights on clever club design, staffing, equipment, marketing and sales to the comprehensive onboarding and programming for the complete member experience.

    Mike Hill - Creating Great Customer Service Service Experience is the key differentiator in this age of disruptive technology and un-paralleled choice and competition. It makes the difference between successful long terms businesses and the rest!

    Rae Nield - Gyms, Members – and Contracts. Contracts vs consumers’ statutory rights under the Fair Trading Act and the Consumer Guarantees Act, and “how to” focus your contracts using the EXNZ membership agreement resources

    Catherine Butterworth - Commerce Commission Covering general Fair Trading Act issues Com-Com have seen relating to gyms, including complaints about unfair contract terms; and findings of the recent Gym report that was produced by the commission.

    Fee  Optional 
     

    Group Exercise

    09:00  -  19:30
    Marietta and Maria Teresa Aqua Day

    Group Ex 

    3 WORKSHOPS IN 1 DAY

    WATCH YOUR BODY LANGUAGE


    Join dynamic duo Marietta Mehanni and Maria Teresa Stone as they come together to offer you “Watch your body language” workshop.

    The one-stop workshop for any group fitness instructor interested in up-skilling and improving their technique with legendary Marietta Mehanni and Maria Teresa Stone.


    WOW - THE AQUA EFFECT

    The challenge when teaching aqua classes is to be able to show the movements on land as if we were in the resistive water environment. Whether you are a new instructor or someone that has been teaching for years, this workshop will push your teaching skills to the next level. Join two experts in their fields, Marietta and Maria Teresa in this workshop that will teach you how to successfully reflect that feeling when teaching from the deck to create the “WOW effect”!


    HIT - H2O INTERMITTENT TRAINING

    The popularity of high intensity interval training (HIIT) is still on the rise due to the amazing health benefits including fat loss, cardiovascular health and performance. The challenge is how to implement HIIT effectively in an Aqua fitness class.


    LEARNING OUTCOMES:
    Group fitness instructors often under estimate the value in all types of professional behaviour, including, how to greet participants professionally and how to emulate energy, enthusiasm and charisma. This workshop will provide all the practical tips and the rationale of why body language is more important than verbal language.
    WOW – The Aqua Effect will show instructors that importance of demonstrating correctly using video as a tool to correct form and technique and offer the ‘how to’ of effective visual demonstrations.
    HIT – H2O Intermittent Training is all about the latest in interval training and this session will workshop an easy and effective way to design and deliver an interval class that participants will respond to with enthusiasm.

    Fee  Optional 
     

    Special Populations

    09:00  -  17:00
    Functional Ageing certification

    S Populations 

    Session Description: The FAI Functional Ageing Specialist is the complete certification program for the serious fitness professional who is ready to become an expert in functional ageing and training of older adults. You will receive in-depth training on functional training strategies and movements; how to conduct meaningful assessments of function; how to create and develop effective exercise programs; and critical skills to be an effective professional with this client base.

    Learning Outcome:
    Learn to safely program all exercises for the Baby boomer population, identify obstacles to training this population,examining different pre exercise conditions. Structure and take part in safe programming and learn new Par Q's for this population.

    REPs CPD points - 10

    Speakers:
    Fee  Optional 
    09:00  -  16:30
    Stop Squeezing Round Pegs into Square Holes

    S Populations 

    Session Description: Do you feel comfortable knowing what you shouldn’t be doing with postnatal women, as it may harm their pelvic floor? Does the information feel contradictory, confusing or maybe just too hard to implement in a group situation?

    When our female clients step up to engage in higher intensity training, it is even more important to understand the key fundamentals on how hormone response impacts on the results for our clients. Efficient programming and understanding of the female cycle are essential to enhance performance, especially for those women with PCOS and endometriosis.

    This course is very suitable for those who are new to the Fitness Industry and want to work with this demographic, or for those who have years of experience under their belt – but want a simple fool-proof way to train female clients in a way that empowers and educates them, rather than harms them.

    This workshop represents enormous value for money; bringing together 3 great minds in the world of women’s fitness. This will be your opportunity to not only take away practical tools, but to pick our brains and come away feeling 100% confident that you are designing training programs that are 100% for women.


    Learning Outcome:

    • How to work safely within your scope of practice
    • The real anatomy of the word ‘core’ AND what it means for postnatal clients
    • The critical relationship between breath, diaphragm and pelvic floor, and how to practically apply this to ANY exercise
    • How to assess DRAM
    • How to assess TVA
    • How to teach pelvic floor contraction in isolation and in functional movement
    • Understanding the endocrine system and hormonal development
    • Identify hormonal response and how it specifically relates to the female cycle
    • Interpret how individual results can be affected by a variety of training concepts such as duration, intensity and repetition.
    • Understanding specific conditions such as PCOS and endometriosis and how these can influence training regimes and results for your clients
    • Programming and Exercise Selection to support hormonal imbalances and specific training regimes for female clients.
    Fee  Optional 
    09:00  -  17:30
    YogaFit Older Adults

    S Populations

    Session Description: This course is ideal for any group fitness instructor or PT who wishes to expand his or her competence into the world of yoga for older adults. In YogaFit Older Adults, you’ll learn how to modify various yoga poses safely and effectively challenge your older adult clients, while always honouring and respecting their age-related limitations. In this one-day workshop, you’ll explore variations to your classes that will increase the muscular strength, endurance, flexibility, lung capacity and overall wellness of older participants. YogaFit Older Adults incorporates all the advantages of challenge and self-pacing for all levels and ages in the senior population, from the active and independent, to those who have been sedentary and are discovering the need to exercise as they grow older. Whether you’re planning to welcome older adults into your yoga classes or you’re looking for gentle yet effective options to include in your existing training sessions, this workshop will!
    l equip you with the skills to confidently service this ever-growing demographic.

    Learning Outcome:

    • How to develop and deliver safe and effective classes that improve the functional capacity of older adults.
    • Movement to the floor – safely transitioning to standing, from the floor and from sitting.
    • Common conditions and stages of older adulthood (e.g., osteoporosis, arthritis, menopause), and their considerations in yoga practice.
    • Techniques for respectfully and successfully teaching yoga to older adults.

     REPs CPD points - 10

    Speakers:
    Fee  Optional 
     

    Exercise Prescription

    09:00  -  17:00
    TRX Rip Training Course

    Ex Prescription 

    Session Description: TRX Rip Training Course (TRX RTC) provides Personal Trainers with the tools and techniques to safely and effectively train with the TRX Rip Trainer. It also delves into the science behind the TRX Rip Trainer, and you’ll build a library of exercises you can use with clients. This course is suitable for personal trainers who are new to the TRX Rip Trainer as well as those with some experience.

    Learning Outcome:
    Experience rotational training on a whole new level. This dynamic exercise system utilises a resistance band and weighted bar for a challenging workout. Give your clients a new edge on their game with TRX RIP Training.

    REPs CPDs - 10

    Speakers:
    Fee  Optional 
    09:30  -  16:00
    The genetic foundations of all movement: are you firing a cannon from a canoe?

    Ex Prescription 

    Session Description: Some people need HIIT regularly, in others it will do them damage. Some lift heavy and it will be great for their health, in others it will do them damage!

    You will know that different clients respond differently to the same program - this is based on their genetics and epigenetics. The personalised health revolution is here and it’s now possible to under your clients’ specific needs simply and quickly based on their genetic profile. In the next 5 years, your clients will be expecting gene-based programming from you, and the method to do this has finally been made accessible to fitness professionals.

    Run by Dr Cam McDonald and John Polley - it will be a cracker

    Learning Outcome: This detailed introduction into personalised programming based on your clients genotype will allow you to:

    • Understand the different genotypes, and know how these affect behaviours, exercise and lifestyle recommendations for their best health.
    • Make a basic appraisal of your clients genotype from visual cues and key questions.
    • Optimally prepare each gentoype for movement - considering fascia, biomechanics and functional movement.H
    • How to get the best performance and results from workouts.
    • How to most effectively recover from their specific exercise session.

    REPs CPD points - 8

    Fee  Optional 
  • Saturday, November 25, 2017
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    08:15  -  10:00
    Keynote with Paul Brown  (AF Block, Room 114)
    Everybody is busy! Lack of time is the number one reason, or excuse, people use for missing their workout, quitting or never even getting started in the first place. Get the facts on this very real challenge and discover instant strategies and programming concepts to make the most of every minute. With this new information you can get your entire community working-out regularly and don’t you agree, it’s about time!
    Speakers:
     Optional 
     

    Business

    10:20  -  11:20
    Around The Fitness Business World in 60 Minutes  (AF Block, Room 319 (3rd Floor))

    business 

    SESSION DESCRIPTION: The fitness industry is now a dichotomy of business models. In the last 2 years, I have travelled the world and looked at gyms, studios, personal training businesses and even CrossFit boxes and in this pictorial presentation you can experience what I have experienced. You’ll see inside clubs and hear my experiences from a consumer perspective. You’ll leave this session ideas from some of the best operators on the planet on what to do and what not to do.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: A better understanding of what is happening around the world.

    Speakers:
     Optional 
    10:20  -  11:20
    Winning  (AF Block, Room 116)

    business 

    Session Description: For hundreds of years we have searched for the magic ‘Bullet’ that will explain Performance and Winning. What is it that Winning Performances possess that others do not? Why is so difficult to consistently Win either as an individual and, even more uncommon, as a team?

    We have all seen that something ‘special’ in people we have played against or worked alongside in business. There is just something different about them.

    Learning Outcome: This workshop will explain what Winning and Performance is and how to reach the Elite Talent themes in people to: WIN

    Speakers:
     Optional 
     

    Medicine

    10:20  -  11:20
    Training clients with endometriosis  (AF Block, Room 229 (Upstairs))

    Medicine 

    Session Description: Exercise and collaboration is key for people with endometriosis. NZ has an estimated 120,000 women with Endometriosis. It can be distressing to live with a chronic condition like endometriosis. Managing endometriosis is a combination of medical, surgical and self-management to delivers best outcomes.  Learn to be part of your clients team, modify exercise programs for them and add value to your business.

    Learning Outcome:

    • Learn why exercise is vital for clients with endometriosis
    • Learn how to support clients to have more energy,  get through the day and enhance their ability to manage their condition
    • Learn how you can be a vital part of their treatment team
    • Learn techniques for collaborating with their existing team
    • Learn how to modify your existing programs so clients can still progress

     

    Speakers:
     Optional 
     

    Mind Body

    10:20  -  11:20
    Boho Pilates with Small Apparatus  (AJ Block, Room 100)

    mind & body 

    SESSION DESCRIPTION: Pilates fused with yoga and using small aparatus for modifications to assist and resist. Powerful postural correction and cues to add to your repetroire. Specific attention to why so many have lumbar and/or knee issues and how to use Pilates to improve these conditions.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: You will be empowered with new tools, exericses, modifications, imagery and concepts to motivate and encourage each and every participant to work at their own unique level

    Speakers:
     Optional 
     

    Group Exercise

    10:20  -  11:20
    M for menopause – let’s mSwing!  (AH Block, Room 112)

    Group Ex  Medicine

    SESSION DESCRIPTION: Menopause is a hot topic and providing exercise options that are appropriate and pelvic floor safe for women is crucial to keeping exercise a part of their busy lives. mSwing offers an easy to perform, low impact, moderate to high intensity workout that literally anyone can do. In this interactive session you will experience an mSwing workout as well as explore the benefits that mSwing offers menopausal women to help them bring their ‘bounce’ back.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES:

    • To demonstrate how to use momentum effectively and safely in a group exercise class.
    • To explain the purpose behind swinging rather than lifting and how this can be an effective way to increase heart rate whilst incorporating natural body rhythms.
     Optional 
     

    Special Populations

    10:20  -  11:20
    HIIT Training for Seniors - is it a thing?  (AC Block, Room 220 (Upstairs))

    S Populations  

    Ex Prescription

    SESSION DESCRIPTION: This session is for anyone who works with seniors, would like to work with seniors, or is interested in HIIT training for special pops. Over 65's are becoming a huge portion of active gymgoers, will only continue to be more so, and they want to remain fit and active until they are 90! In this session you will learn ways to teach HIIT to an aging generation, the benefits they will get out of it, and the benefits YOU as an instructor may get from it.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: An understanding of the special considerations needed to be taken into account when teaching HIIT to seniors, some ideas for HIIT training programmes for seniors, and how you would communicate with this population differently to say, generation X

    Speakers:
     Optional 
     

    Exercise Prescription

    10:20  -  11:20
    BIOTENSEGRITY: The one system that connects all  (AF Block, Room 319 (3rd Floor))

    Ex Prescription  

    Strength

    SESSION DESCRIPTION: Did you know humans systems are all interconnected? And that all systems become one system? With movement, the overall guiding system is one of tensegrity, holding us in a unique shape and controlling every move we make. One strength or weakness in one place, requires the entire system to adjust, adapt and reorganise. This means a change to how well you can physically, mentally and emotionally function. Every change, creates a system wide change - remember that injury you had as a child? Or the repetitive job you used to have? Or even that time you went through a heavy period of stress? It all sits in your body, altering the way you move. Join JP as he takes you through this fascinating journey of the guiding system to all human movement, and of course, how you get the best from your own system. This is a practical learning experience - part lecture and part movement.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: A participant in this session will leave with:

    • An understanding of the concept of biotensegrity.
    • An overview of the wide array of human functions affected.
    • A new way of viewing human movement.
    • New ideas on how to better move and train human beings for maximum health.
    • New ideas on creating greater freedom and strength in the human body.

     

    Speakers:
     Optional 
    10:20  -  11:20
    Transcending your genes for motivation & behaviour change  (AF Block, Room 114)

    Ex Prescription 

    SESSION DESCRIPTION: It's time to learn what is making your clients tick. This session will take you through truly effective coaching strategies that can be altered for different brain types. How your brain functions, whether it be a 'give me the science' type, or 'I just want to chat for 30min' type, are driven by their genes. In this session, you will learn how to motivate each of those brains to create real change, and improve client retention.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: A working guide on:

    • An understanding of different brain types and the hormones driving them.
    • Understand how brain types are correlated to the physical characteristics (phentoype) that you can identify by eye.
    • Learn strategies to motivate individuals of different genotypes to create sustained and healthy behaviours. Know the coaching methods that will suit different types of brains for better client retention

    Speakers:
     Optional 
     

    Strength & Conditioning

    10:20  -  11:20
    Glutes Galore  (AH Block, Room 214 (Upstairs))

    Strength  

    Ex Prescription

    SESSION DESCRIPTION: Athletic performance, keeping injury free, and the ability to look buff in a pair of jeans are seriously compromised when your glutes aren't working well. This session will help you create buns of steel for your clients.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES:

    • Understand the importance of the glute function.
    • Understand the effect of posture on glute function.
    • Understand what inhibits glute function.
    • Learn exercises to improve glute function.

     

    Speakers:
     Optional 
    10:20  -  11:20
    Peak Performance - Training the athlete within  (AH Block, Stadium)

    Strength  

    Ex Prescription

    SESSION DESCRIPTION: Periodised Strength and Conditioning sessions are purposely designed to enhance athletic performance and goals in the most effective and efficient timeframe. Join Katrina as she demonstrates how to apply specifically designed strength and conditioning skills and drills to provide your business and clients with new innovative training regimes that can be applied immediately. Leave empowered and motivated to train individual, small and large group sessions with minimal equipment that will have them obtain greater results and reach peak performance and goals by training the athlete within.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES:

    • Demonstrate Group Warm up activities and Functional Movement Patterns/Assessment strategies.
    • Perform suitable fitness and baseline assessments that can be utilized in individual and group training sessions.
    • Introduce effective recording strategies for baseline tests that will benefit the trainer and the clients
    • Perform a variety of skills and drills for a variety of levels/ability that can be applied to individual and group training sessions.
    • The best form of training outdoors.
    • Incorporate local facilities to provide challenging and inspiring sessions using minimal equipment – demonstrate programming strategies and drills.
    • Work through and demonstrate individual and specific components of fitness drills utilizing a variety of equipment and training regimes.
    • Discuss and demonstrate a variety of training regimes that are effective forms of MetCon, endurance, and conditioning programming.
    • Incorporate a variety of programming solutions from different sports and activities and demonstrate how these can be implemented with individual, small and large group training options.

     

    Speakers:
     Optional 
     

    Business

    11:40  -  12:40
    How to communicate, connect and influence others  (AF Block, Room 319 (3rd Floor))

    business 

    SESSION DESCRIPTION: Whether you are communicating to a single client or to a large group, there are essential skills and rules that need to be understood in order to deliver a message effectively, gain trust, build rapport and maintain a strong, productive working relationship. Most of us think communication is about learning how to talk but more than ever we need to learn how to listen. This workshop will focus on the core elements required when making a good first impression, carrying out the initial interview or 1:1 session, asking questions in a way that will give you the information you need in order to plan you sessions and keep you clients coming back to you week after week. We will also address the hugely important area of body language and how this can deliver more meaning than the actual words you speak.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES:

    • You will understand the 8 key skills that will allow you to have better conversations.
    • You will understand how to speak in a way that will make people want to listen to you and keep coming back week after week.
    • You will understand the importance of body language and how to use it to deliver your message more effectively
    Speakers:
     Optional 
     

    Mind Body

    11:40  -  12:40
    Safe Yoga  (AJ Block, Room 100)

    mind & body 

    SESSION DESCRIPTION: Keeping Yoga safe is a primary concern for ourselves and for our clients. In YogaFit®, we express hatha yoga postures using our Seven Principles of Alignment (SPA). These principles help to create the optimal biomechanical position for the body during movement, and while holding the poses. SPA increases safety while simultaneously providing functional mechanical principles that participants can use in their daily life. Experience the SPA principles and how they allow us to determine the safety of our participants in poses, as well as the overall safety of additional poses we learn.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES:

    • Learn basic alignment principles for Yoga poses.
    • How to stay safe while practicing Yoga on your own.
    • Learn how to prevent common injuries associated with Yoga.

     

    Speakers:
     Optional 
     

    Group Exercise

    11:40  -  12:40
    Pump Masterclass  (AH Block, Room 112)

    Group Ex 

    SESSION DESCRIPTION: Cardio Pump..... Showcasing Pump with a Difference- A 45 minute class working the big muscle groups to maintain a higher heart rate. Also time for questions and chat at the end.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: The Participant attending this session will see a different style of pump that they will be able to take away and try out on their own members. It will demonstrate how we can put a different feel and focus into our pump workout. Participants will receive notes and a song-list that can be used immediately. Time will be allocated to discuss class structure and answer any questions at the end.

    Speakers:
     Optional 
     

    Special Populations

    11:40  -  12:40
    Why 'Secret Women's Business' isn't just for women  (AF Block, Room 124)

    S Populations  

    Ex Prescription

    SESSION DESCRIPTION: Training women is often classified as "special population" training - despite the statistics that indicate more women than men attend gyms and structured exercise classes. In an era where feminism and women’s-issues are headline news in 2017, how does this societal shift affect what you do with your clients?

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: Regardless of your gender this session is vital learning. In fact, if you are a male trainer with female clients this is an unmissable session! You will come away with a deeper understanding of some of the key principles behind women-centred training – it goes way beyond cycles within cycles (and yes, you might hear the word ‘period’)! Also, we will look at how the changing climate with an increased shift towards the ‘feminine’ will affect you and your business. From how you deal with your clients, what you do with them during your sessions, how it affects finding and retaining female clients, and above all unpack exactly how your business needs to move with the times.

    Speakers:
     Optional 
     

    Exercise as Medicine

    11:40  -  12:40
    Exercise and Parkinsons Disease  (AC Block, Room 220 (Upstairs))

    Medicine

    SESSION DESCRIPTION: Parkinsons disease is a common condition in the older population group. Exercise has been shown to have a significant impact on the progression and initiation of the disease. This session will workshop the most beneficial exercises for this condition for the best quality of life.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES:

    • Understanding of the pathophysiology behind Parkinsons Disease.
    • Knowledge of the limitations of the disease and how they affect the ability to exercise.
    • Knowledge of effective exercise programs and how to prescribe them for better quality of life.

     

    Speakers:
     Optional 
     

    Exercise Prescription

    11:40  -  12:40
    Mobility solutions for client performance  (AH Block, Room 214 (Upstairs))

    Ex Prescription 

    SESSION DESCRIPTION: Today's society is moving less than we have ever moved. This vicious sedentary cycle is having a dramatic impact on our clients performance in the fitness environment. This session will give you an understanding what is happening on a mental and physiological stand point and how we can correctly prescribe certain mobility techniques to get our clients moving correctly to optimise performance.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: This session the learning outcomes for the attendees will be around understanding the negative effects on well-being for today's stationary society. Attendee's will gain an understanding of how being sedentary has a significant impact on our clients results and mobility, as well as us as trainers. Through correct exercise prescription we can teach the neuralmuscular system to allow the body to move as a unit freely and be able to access full range of motion at all joints

    Speakers:
     Optional 
    11:40  -  12:40
    TriggerPoint™: Piecing the puzzle together - Pt 1 - The Ankle – Life after foam rolling  (AH Block, Stadium)

    Ex Prescription  

    Strength

    SESSION DESCRIPTION:
    A look at the Ankle joint, how it effects movement within the rest of the body and how it can be improved. Using SMRT, Stretching and activation techniques, you will gain the skills to help yourself and your clients move better.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES:
    The body functions as a kinetic chain; if one joint can’t move, the others compensate, leading to pain and injury. Join Chaddy and take a look at the foot, ankle complex to learn how to use TriggerPoint’s Myofascial Compression™ techniques and dynamic stretching, along with core, balance and reactive training to integrate the nervous system. Gain a fresh perspective on assessments as well as the steps needed after foam rolling for optimal control.

    Speakers:
     Optional 
     

    Nutrition & Weightloss

    11:40  -  12:40
    Sports nutrition and fat loss  (AF Block, Room 114)

    Nutrition 

    Session Description: When working with clients trying to achieve weight loss and leanness it can be an uphill battle. Why is it that some people are successful and others, no matter how hard they try don’t seem to get the results they deserve? Using sports nutrition principles Kira will show you the insights that 20 years of clinical practice has taught her and how you can apply the latest research to your exercising clients for maximum results. Topics covered include: Sports nutrition and exercise metabolism basics, fad diets and what they are doing, latest research findings and their applications.

    Learning Outcomes:

    • basic principles of sports nutrition
    • applying these principles to fat loss
    • timing of nutrient intake
    • the basics of fat/weight loss from a numbers perspective
    • putting it all together
    Speakers:
     Optional 
     

    Strength & Conditioning

    11:40  -  12:40
    Eccentric Training for Maximal Hypertrophy, Strength and Power  (AF Block, Room 229 (Upstairs))

    Strength  

    Ex Prescription

    SESSION DESCRIPTION: An overview of the basic theory and practical application of eccentric training. Why it may be superior to traditional resistance training and how it can be safely implemented with the general population.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: To understand the basic mechanisms which differentiate eccentric training from other forms of resistance training, and therefore a rationale for implementation. Practical examples of how it can be included in a training program will be provided. Particular reference will be made to how it can be used with clients seeking to maximise hypertrophy, strength and/or power outcomes.

    Speakers:
     Optional 
     

    Mind Body

    13:30  -  14:30
    Tribal SYNERGY  (AH Block, Room 112)

    Group Ex

    SESSION DESCRIPTION: Tribal SYNERGY combines fitness, dance and mind body principles with tribal rhythms, adding a dash of drumming, in such a way that will have participants moving and interacting like they never have before. A fun session that moves the body while encouraging connection – body and mind, person to person - leaving participants feeling uplifted, energized and connected - yet relaxed! Great for instructors of all class types, including group fitness, mind/body, bootcamps/small group training and special populations, such as seniors and kids. No complex choreography, just a whole lot of creativity and fun. Tribal SYNERGY also incorporates drumming and rhythm patterns designed to bring harmony to the body, mind and spirit, reduce stress, encourage creativity and increase alpha waves in the brain.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: Participants will come away relaxed, yet energised with ideas they can incorporate into their own classes - mind/body or otherwise.

    Speakers:
     Optional 
    13:30  -  14:30
    Yoga for the nervous system  (AJ Block, Room 100)

    mind & body 

    SESSION DESCRIPTION: From the sympathetic to the parasympathetic nervous system in one session. This is an experiential workshop so come prepared to do some yoga as you learn how to balance your body from fight or flight, to rest and digest. The perfect session to relieve to sore muscles and / or an overstimulated mind.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES:

    • Understanding of the basics of our sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems.
    • Learn breathing techniques which help you to access the parasympathetic nervous system when you need to switch the mind off.
    • Experience yoga poses which assist with connecting the body and mind for connection and relaxation.
    Speakers:
     Optional 
     

    Special Populations

    13:30  -  15:50
    Health, Hormones & Happiness: Why women's mid-life transition matters to their health as they age an  (AC Block, Room 220 (Upstairs))

    S Populations 

    SESSION DESCRIPTION:
    This session offers a 'game-changer' for exercise professionals who want to work with mid-life women as they transition into peri-menopause and beyond. Women in their 50's today were the first to enter into the fitness industry as participants, but we aren't looking after them as they age. This is because all the education is about the 18-35 age market. But what do women in their 50's need from exercise professionals? And what is 'health' for them as they age? Wendy's doctoral studies inform this session about the 'real-deal' on women's healthy ageing as they transition through menopause. It's a winner. That's a promise!

    LEARNING OUTCOMES:
    Attendees will discover two things in this session -
    Firstly, why a women's menopause transition is the game-changer for women's health as they age and secondly, why the fitness industry are failing mid-life women's health and more importantly, what to do about it.

    Speakers:
     Optional 
     

    Exercise as Medicine

    13:30  -  14:30
    Working with clients with chronic pain  (AF Block, Room 229 (Upstairs))

    Medicine 

    S Populations 

    SESSION DESCRIPTION: There has been an increase in conditions which cause chronic pain. One of these is Fibromyalgia, a Central Nervous System disorder which is more common in women. But many of them may not have had a diagnosis or an explanation for their pain or increased fatigue. When working with Fibromyalgia and other conditions causing pain and fatigue, trainers will need a good understanding of the abilities and individual needs of these clients .

    LEARNING OUTCOMES:

    • Understand how Fibromyalgia and other conditions affect client’s results such as weight loss and increased strength.
    • How to tailor an exercise, diet and lifestyle management programme for these clients.
    Speakers:
     Optional 
     

    Exercise Prescription

    13:30  -  14:30
    Integrating Functional Movement Screening and Exercise Progressions into Your Program Design  (AF Block, Room 316 (3rd Floor))

    Ex Prescription 

    SESSION DESCRIPTION: Ultimately every exercise professional should create a holistic exercise program that improves performance while creating more durability. In order to do this effectively functional exercise should be utilised as a fundamental component of the program design. We must design a program that uses proper exercise progressions, which are designed to focus on the weaknesses while maintaining and progressing the strength and power. We must ultimately work towards overall gains in strength, power and endurance, which are laid on top of a solid foundation of mobility and motor control.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: During this session William will discuss the importance of functional screening and exercise. The focus of the session will be describing and demonstrating how to implement and effectively progress functional exercise.

    Speakers:
     Optional 
    13:30  -  15:50
    Myofascial Moves: Programming for Myofascial Lines (2 Hour Session)  (AH Block, Stadium)

    Ex Prescription 

    SESSION DESCRIPTION:
    Myofascial lines give us a great anatomical map for functional anatomy but in this time of a paradigm shift from isolated muscle focused movements to whole body functional movements we need to understand how to program these movements safely and effectively.  Gareth will share the principles of how myofascial lines work under load and how we can choose and implement the right movement to load the right line at the right time.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES:

    Understand the principles of myofascial lines and how moving, loading and adding force into the myofascial system will create different responses physiologically. Also, understanding how to safely and effectively lead clients through 3D movement safely and effectively.

    Speakers:
     Optional 
     

    Nutrition & Weightloss

    13:30  -  14:30
    Stop Being Tired  (AF Block, Room 114)

    Nutrition 

    SESSION DESCRIPTION: Find out the reasons why your clients are constantly tired and what to do about it

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: Learn some structured steps on how to create awareness for your client to know what is making them tired.

    Speakers:
     Optional 
     

    Strength & Conditioning

    13:30  -  14:30
    Introducing Olympic lifts: where to start and how to progress  (AH Block, Room 214 (Upstairs))

    Strength 

    SESSION DESCRIPTION: The session will cover pre requisite for the Olympic lifts and ideas of what to do if participates do not currently have these. We will then look at how the complexity of the Olympic lifts can be broken down into manageable chucks to promote effective learning. We will then look at some basic ideas for programming.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES:

    • Be able to do basic tests to ensure someone is safe to do the Olympic lifts
    • Be able to go through and teach some basic progressions to effectively teach the Olympic lifts
    • Understand how to fit Olympic lifting into a program
    Speakers:
     Optional 
     

    Business

    14:50  -  15:50
    Are you a FITEX presenter?  (AF Block, Room 124)

    business 

    SESSION DESCRIPTION: FITEX is looking for you, local presenters passionate about sharing home grown ideas and information that is unique to the NZ fitness market. If you have always desired the opportunity to become a leader in your fitness career, wanted to share your experience with developing fitness professionals and help your fitness community to grow, this is a golden opportunity to find out what it takes to become a presenter at FITEX.

    LEARNING OUTCOME:

    • To develop an understanding of the application process and how to write one that will be seriously considered.
    • To provide an overview of the step to preparing for FITEX.
    • To explain the types of topics that the fitness industry would be interested in learning from.

     

    Note: See sunday afternoons schedule for the "Show us what you have"session - Each interested party will have  3-5 mins to do a quick talk on any fitness / business related topic, that you may be interested in presenting for FitEx (or at other events).   Recieve anonymous feedback from existing presenters to assist you in taking the next step to becoming a FitEx Presenter. 

    Speakers:
     Optional 
    14:50  -  15:50
    How to Sell Anything to Anyone  (AF Block, Room 319 (3rd Floor))

    business 

    SESSION DESCRIPTION: No matter how good you are, no matter how impressive your facilities, no matter how amazing your services or how appealing your company’s culture, if you can’t sell you can’t grow. From signing-up Personal Training clients and selling gym memberships to closing major corporate deals and establishing significant partnerships, these selling strategies and insights into human behaviour and the psychology of decision making can unlock the door to success beyond your wildest imagination. Must-have knowledge for all levels of your customer facing team from front desk, sales and gym team right through management to the CEO.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES:
    Close more deals on a win-win basis.

    Speakers:
     Optional 
     

    Mind Body

    14:50  -  15:50
    YogaFit® Power  (AJ Block, Room 100)

    mind & body

    SESSION DESCRIPTION: YogaFit Power is a more intense version of traditional YogaFit, featuring a flowing, heat-building workout that will make you leaner and stronger! The poses and methods will allow everyone to increase muscular strength, endurance, flexibility, and increase stamina, lung capacity and overall wellness. YogaFit links poses in a flowing series that warms and energizes the body in an aerobic practice. YogaFit Vinyasa yoga is an eclectic blend of traditional hatha yoga poses drawn from Iyengar, Ashtanga, and Viniyoga practices. This workshop features the YogaFit Three Mountain™ format of warm-up-work-cool down. This total mind-body workout features cardiovascular conditioning, functional strength, flexibility, muscle balancing, and relaxation.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES:

    • Learn how Yoga can be a dynamic and challenging workout
    • How to build options into your multi-level classes
    • How energy can be maintained through class by working with the breath

     

    Speakers:
     Optional 
     

    Group Exercise

    14:50  -  15:50
    Box-Tech  (AH Block, Room 112)

    Group Ex 

    SESSION DESCRIPTION: Gain the ‘eye’ for correct technique the for 4 main boxing punches. Learn my tips and tricks to keep you and your clients injury free and looking sharp!

    LEARNING OUTCOMES:

    • Gain biomechanics knowledge of the basic punches (jab, cross, hook, uppercut).
    • Learn my teaching tricks for correct technique.
    • See the common faults, how to spot, and how to fix.
    Speakers:
     Optional 
     

    Exercise Prescription

    14:50  -  15:50
    Trainers nightmare; information overload, application deprivation  (AF Block, Room 116)

    Ex Prescription 

    SESSION DESCRIPTION: Many trainers these days, have great knowledge through the access to the on line portals BUT how many can produce a solution for the client with this knowledge? This session will take a look at information vs application, how do create an outcome for the person who is standing in front of me. More importantly, how do we empower the client to practice this outside the session?

    LEARNING OUTCOMES:

    • Identify what is commonly known or believed?
    • Identify what the client knows?
    • Discover if we can or can’t convert this information into application.
    • What is our exit strategy if we cant?
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    14:50  -  15:50
    Upper Crossed Syndrome: Exercise rehabilitation to improve this Postural Dysfunction  (AF Block, Room 316 (3rd Floor))

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    SESSION DESCRIPTION: Modern day technology requires us to be at a computer, iPad, tablet or phone for most of our days! This has led to an increase in upper body postural problems, resulting in headaches, jaw and neck tension. Merrin Martin will discuss the anatomy of what muscles are tight and weak in your client with Upper Crossed Syndrome and recommend the best exercise to prevent injuries. This interactive workshop will demonstrate specific exercises with the resistance bands and small pilates balls to help clients improve their dysfunctional upper body postures and reduce chronic stiffness in the neck and shoulders.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES:

    • Understand the anatomy and effects of the postural dysfunction known as Upper Crossed Syndrome. 
    • Understand why it would increase risk of injury in your clients.
    • Learn progressive strengthening exercises and specific stretches to help improve the effects of this postural dysfunction.
    Speakers:
     Optional 
     

    Nutrition & Weightloss

    14:50  -  15:50
    Working with clients and their diets  (AF Block, Room 114)

    Nutrition 

    Sessions Description: With over 20 years of clinical experience and lecturing Kira has worked with a few thousand people on their health and well-being. This lecture will focus on how to better communicate with your clients, how to get the information out of them that you really need and to keep them motivated to focus on their food intake. How to best utilise a food diary with a client, reading between the lines of what they tell you and where your scope of practice begins and ends in relation to working with your clients food intake and overall health.

    Learning Outcomes:


    • how to support clients and their diet
    • listening and adjusting outcomes
    • diet diaries, apps and being accountable
    • health concerns to focus on
    • women vs men and their needs
    Speakers:
     Optional 
     

    Strength & Conditioning

    14:50  -  17:10
    Sports Specific Modalities (2 Hour Session)  (AH Block, Room 214 (Upstairs))

    Strength  

    Ex Prescription

    SESSION DESCRIPTION: A practical session looking at different modalities of exercise that relate for sports specific conditioning. Including SAQ, Plyometric training and Olympic Lifting

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: Students will get a taste of different top end training modalities that they can use for their athletes/clients

    Speakers:
     Optional 
     

    Business

    16:10  -  17:10
    A penny saved is a penny earnt  (AC Block, Room 220 (Upstairs))

    business 

    SESSION DESCRIPTION: Are you a sole trader managing your own website, or thinking that is in your future? Are you bleeding money to service the running of your business? Or simply confused on what you should be focusing on? Having started (and helped start) many new businesses from scratch, I will share with you all the tips, tricks and free (or cheap) hacks that can help you save time and money!

    LEARNING OUTCOMES:

    • Learn the top free websites / apps that make your business run smoother, cheaper and quicker!
    • Feel more confident with navigating the back end of your business.
    • Leave with a list of great websites to help you run your social media!
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    16:10  -  17:10
    Boundaries in the Health & Fitness Industry – Where are they? What are they? Why you need them.  (AF Block, Room 319 (3rd Floor))

    business 

    SESSION DESCRIPTION: What do you understand by the term “boundary”? Have you dared to set boundaries within your business? Come and learn about why they are not only vital for your personal wellness as a PT or Group Fitness Instructor, but are also really good news for your business.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES:

    • Debunk and fully grasp the current theories behind the term ‘boundaries’ – are they obstructive walls that stop us being open and creating amazing relationships with our clients?
    • Learn how having boundaries has positive implications for your work-life balance in such a personal industry.
    • Appreciate the complexities of having professional boundaries – “line, what line?” Where is it your place to be involved, and when is it time to seek advice or handball a situation altogether?
    • How do you do that and can you have strategies in place to ensure gold-standard care for your client, whilst at the same time firmly staying within your professional space.
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    16:10  -  17:10
    Chemistry  (AF Block, Room 116)

    business 

    Session Description: Most of us have heard of the expressions of 'clicking', 'meshing', 'jelling' or two people getting along stating they 'hit it off'. All of the expressions used are trying to explain Chemistry in various settings. So why has it been so difficult to figure out this phenomena? It is 2017 we know it occurs, it has been referenced for decades, and we can also see it and feel it, so what’s the problem?

    Learning Outcome: What is Chemistry? Why does it happen? And How does it work? Is it a sport thing, a corporate thing? Or perhaps is it just an ‘interaction of people’ thing that can be explained.

    Speakers:
     Optional 
     

    Group Exercise

    16:10  -  17:10
    Cardio Fight  (AH Block, Room 112)

    Group Ex 

    SESSION DESCRIPTION: Cardio Fight is a high-energy group exercise workout that blends martial arts techniques with fast-paced cardio. In this session Maria Teresa Stone will be presenting you with an easy to follow yet challenging class that you and your students will love! As it helps to improve coordination and flexibility while burning calories.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: Learn two blocks of easy to learn and teach choreography, including progressions and cueing

    Speakers:
     Optional 
     

    Special Populations

    16:10  -  17:10
    Lower Crossed Syndrome: Exercise rehabilitation to improve this Postural Dysfunction  (AF Block, Room 316 (3rd Floor))

    S Populations 

    SESSION DESCRIPTION: Do you have clients with tight hip flexors from sitting too long in the office? OR experience a tight lower back? This workshop will cover the best stretches and strengthening exercises to address the common postural problem called Lower Crossed Syndrome (LCS). The imbalance that occurs in LCS results in an anterior tilt of the pelvis, increased hip flexion and a compensatory hyperlordosis of the lumbar spine. Like any postural dysfunctions, the LCS can predispose your client to certain injuries, particularly in the hip joints, lumbar facets joints and sacro-iliac joints. Essential strengthening exercises & stretches to specifically correct this dysfunction are included in this practical workshop.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: 

    • Understand the anatomy and effects of the postural dysfunction called Lower Crossed Syndrome. 
    • Understand why it would increase risk of injury in your clients. 
    • Learn progressive strengthening exercises and specific stretches to help improve the effects of this postural dysfunction.
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    16:10  -  17:10
    Males and Masculinity  (AF Block, Room 229 (Upstairs))

    S Populations  

    Ex Prescription

    SESSION DESCRIPTION: We all know there are benefits to building muscle, but can they do more harm then good? Males are taking their pursuit for muscle and body satisfaction to levels that society has never before seen. In this session, the in and out’s of muscle dysmorphia are explored.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: Attendees will learn how to identify body image triggers and obsession among gym goers along with ideas around treatment and prevention based upon the latest research.

    Speakers:
     Optional 
     

    Exercise Prescription

    16:10  -  17:10
    Form Function and Fun - Sponsored by HQH Fitness  (AH Block, Stadium)

    Ex Prescription

    SESSION DESCRIPTION: A skill update session. Walk away with a huge toolbox of ideas that you can use straightaway with your clients – from the young to the old! Short and sharp run through of functional movement drills, ideas and tools in 3 x 20 min blocks -lets call it “fitness speed dating”. Experience new ideas and exercises, polish up on technique and form, try out new functional fitness drills and tools. A perfect opportunity to ask questions, test yourself, observe form and technique in a fun informal session. Guaranteed to make you sweat, test your brain and your muscles. Plenty of take home ideas to challenge your clients and freshen up your classes, bootcamps and PT sessions.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES:

    • Take away a huge toolbox of easy to use ideas.
    • Update your skill set – athletically and functionally.
    • Learn new fun joint safe exercise drills - work your client don’t break them!
    • Challenge your brain and body.
     Optional 
    16:10  -  17:10
    The Healthy PT?  (AF Block, Room 114)

    Ex Prescription 

    SESSION DESCRIPTION: We're leaders in health right? Hmmm. We've assessed the functional health of hundreds of PTs over the last 3 years and the results might surprise you. Learn how to look after your most important client - yourself!

     

    LEARNING OUTCOMES:
    • Understand adrenal stress testing
    • Learn the common stressors of personal trainers
    • Develop a personal care plan

    Speakers:
     Optional 
    16:10  -  17:10
    TriggerPoint™: Piecing the puzzle together Part two, The Hip – Life after foam rolling  (AH Block, Stadium)

    Ex Prescription  

    Strength

    SESSION DESCRIPTION:
    A look at the Hip joint, how it effects movement within the rest of the body and how it can be improved. Using SMRT, Stretching and activation techniques, you will gain the skills to help yourself and your clients move better.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES:
    The body functions as a kinetic chain; if one joint can’t move, the others compensate, leading to pain and injury. Join Chaddy and take a look at the Hip complex to learn how to use TriggerPoint’s Myofascial Compression™ techniques and dynamic stretching, along with core, balance and reactive training to integrate the nervous system. Gain a fresh perspective on assessments as well as the steps needed after foam rolling for optimal control.

     Optional 
     
    18:00  -  23:00
    2017 Awards  (2017 Awards)
    Millenium Grand Hotel - Auckland
     Optional 
  • Sunday, November 26, 2017
  •  
    07:00  -  09:00
    PT Breakfast  (PT Breakfast)
    Fee  Optional  Closed 
     

    Business

    09:00  -  10:00
    Leadership secrets of the fitness industries most successful business owners.  (AF Block, Room 124)

    business 

    SESSION DESCRIPTION: From more than 1500 hours interviewing hundreds of leaders from the fitness industry, Host of The Fitness Business Podcast, Chantal Brodrick, identifies the 5 key areas that turn fitness leaders into extraordinary achievers. Chantal has ring side seats where she gains insights into successes, challenges and advice on how to lead an exceptional fitness business.
     
    LEARNING OUTCOME:

    • Self education rituals and how you can implement them into your working week
    • Success strategies for award winning culture and team leadership
    • Productivity tools and the most widely used apps
    • Tips and strategies for staying focused and not getting overwhelmed
    • The role of positive psychology and mindset in your personal and professional life
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    09:00  -  10:00
    Why Men need to be more emotional PT's  (AC Block, Room 220 (Upstairs))

    business 

    SESSION DESCRIPTION: Understanding Male behaviour and cultures within New Zealand - a five step process to connect. A sure-fire way to maximize client retention. One of the key's to building a successful PT career is the ability to form relationships and provide experience through connection and exercise. However, a lot of men (PT's and clients) find it difficult to cross the 'emotional bridge'. Together we will explore and develop a process to help Men connect through the realms of Personal Training. let's get touchy feely guys!

    LEARNING OUTCOMES:

    • Understanding the pre-existing male culture in NZ and how to tackle it
    • Identifying personality types and how to change your communication approach
    • Identifying emotional barriers and how to overcome them - breaking down emotional barriers that impede results.
    • The "5 step process" to building emotional report with male clients and maximizing client retention
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    09:00  -  10:00
    Working together - how to make 2+2 = 5  (AF Block, Room 229 (Upstairs))

    business 

    SESSION DESCRIPTION: Collaboration is so 2016. Come along to this interactive session to learn how to take your business to the next level by joining with others with a common purpose and vision.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: The real magic happens for our clients when we know how best to work with them and knowing that sustainable change very often requires a team effort – how can we expect to have all of the answers for all of our clients? But first you need to identify the team you need around you – from Physio’s to Chiro’s and from Naturopath’s to Chinese Herbalists and everywhere in between. How do you figure out who to have on your team and then more importantly how do you make sure you have the very BEST? During this interactive session you will learn through practical examples how to ensure you make vital, long-term connections and relationships that work for your business AND your clients.

    Speakers:
     Optional 
     

    Mind Body

    09:00  -  10:00
    Tai Qi Part I  (AJ Block, Room 100)

    mind & body 

    SESSION DESCRIPTION: Tai Qi has at least 700 years of history and was developed in relationship to taoist beliefs. It can take many years to become proficient so this experiential workshop will cover warm up, body alignment, breathing and stepping. As time is limited we will likely achieve an experience of the first 3-5 forms.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES:

    • Participate in warm up exercises that open and soften the major joints.
    • Learn basic alignment according to Tai Qi.
    • Experience the first 3-5 forms as a group.
    • Practice breathing and moving in unison.
    NOTE: This session was presented in 2015 as a one hour session the second hour is more advanced, you can attend either the full 2 hour session or the half at your interest level.
    Speakers:
     Optional 
     

    Group Exercise

    09:00  -  10:00
    Step Up Your Muscle Conditioning  (AH Block, Room 112)

    Group Ex 

    Strength 

    SESSION DESCRIPTION: Using a raised platform can completely change the intensity, focus and assist with technique for commonly used muscle conditioning exercises. Squats, lunges, push ups and many more conventional exercises can have a renewed lifespan when using a step to change in levers, body positions and range of motion. Ideal for the group exercise or personal training instructor, discover how to add challenge that will truly delight your hard core regulars without intimidating your new clients.

    LEARNING OUTCOME:

    • To demonstrate how familiar and traditional muscle conditioning exercises can be taken to a new level by using the step board.
    • To show variations of intensity that can be used to cater for different abilities.
    • How this can be taken into any group fitness or personal training workout.
    Speakers:
     Optional 
     

    Special Populations

    09:00  -  10:00
    Active Aging Circuit Simplified  (AH Block, Stadium)

    S Populations  

    Group Ex

    SESSION DESCRIPTION: The baby Boomer age group is the fastest growing on the planet. They are also the biggest group who have money and determine what to spend it on. It is underserviced and has the potential to be an ongoing revenue stream for those who know how to service this market! oin Ken as he delivers a great session on identifying the needs of this demographic and a great take home easy to replicate workout to use for results and engagement for the Active aging.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES:

    • Define our target market
    • Outline the needs for the Active Aging
    • Showcase current research on Active Aging
    • Construct and take part in an Active aging circuit.
    Speakers:
     Optional 
     

    Exercise Prescription

    09:00  -  10:00
    Buns of Steel: 10 top tips to strong gluteals following low back pain  (AH Block, Room 214 (Upstairs))

    Ex Prescription 

    SESSION DESCRIPTION: Lower back pain can be the result of a vicious cycle of instability, spasm and inhibition. With over 80% of the population experiencing lower back pain in their lives, the gluteus maximus muscle may require re-activation prior to commencing a strengthening programme. In this interactive workshop Merrin Martin will take you through 10 ways to help activate the gluteus maximus muscle to improve strength and stability around the pelvis and lower back. The key to prevention could be right behind you!

    LEARNING OUTCOMES:

    • Understand the anatomy and function of gluteus maximus.
    • Gain an understanding of how muscles surrounding the gluteus maximus can effect its function.
    • Learn specific exercises to progressively strengthen the gluteus maximus for lower back pain prevention.
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    09:00  -  10:00
    CAN YOU FEEL THE VIBRATIONS? What vibration training can do for you (hint: it's a LOT!)  (AF Block, Room 316 (3rd Floor))

    Ex Prescription  

    Strength

    SESSION DESCRIPTION: Force = mass x acceleration. In the movement industry, we add mass / weighted resistance all the time to create more force. But what about acceleration? Join JP, master instructor of Power Plate vibration technology for this eye opening session. Discover a new way of training the human system using acceleration training. When applied correctly, the results will be beyond surprising! Vibration training came out of the space program, but it remains part of the future of training all populations, from sedentary, in recovery, every day training and elite athletes. JP uses vibration in conjunction with his other skills for all these client profiles every day, so join him for something out of the ordinary and indeed, extraordinary! During this session you will experience vibration throughout, so enter with an open mind.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: Participants in this session will leave with:

    • A basic understanding of what vibration training can do for themselves and their clients
    • A new area of knowledge on how to create results in humans
    • An experience of vibration training that will change the way they feel instantly within the session
    • A guide on how this fits into any training program
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    09:00  -  10:00
    Connecting Instantly; successful coaching.  (AF Block, Room 114)

    Ex Prescription 

    SESSION DESCRIPTION: When a client enters your environment how long have you got to connect with them? What will happen if you don't? The art of making your client de-stress and feel safe in your environment is often overlooked. Come and experience from an OD on Movement philosophy some secrets in creating a great experience for your client that will give you the optimum outcomes.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES:

    • Identify and define if the client is connected- to themselves/yo.
    • Discover the client aspirations for today?
    • Gather information about the client without them knowing?
    • Glean information about their "sense of being" after connecting.
    Speakers:
     Optional 
     

    Strength & Conditioning

    09:00  -  11:20
    5 Steps to Sports Specific Prescription (2 Hour Session)  (AF Block, Room 116)
    AF Block, Room 116

    Strength  

    Ex Prescription

    SESSION DESCRIPTION: As a trainer we are often in a position where we need to prescribe exercise to an athlete. Whether they are elite, up and coming, or recreational it can be difficult process. This session takes you through 5 key steps in order to design an optimal program for your athlete. So if you train sports people or would like to learn more on sports specific conditioning, this session is for you.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: For participants to be able to understand, explain and apply the 5 key steps to optimal sports specific conditioning.

     

    Speakers:
     Optional 
     

    Business

    10:20  -  11:20
    How to not be a Vanilla trainer!  (AF Block, Room 319 (3rd Floor))

    business 

    SESSION DESCRIPTION:
    Finding, understanding and marketing your points of difference. All trainers start out as vanilla but once they have found their points of difference they could be mint choc chip, hokey pokey or even wasabi pea dust!
    Find out how I discovered my flavour and how my business evolved from vanilla to award winning!


    LEARNING OUTCOMES:
    Find out how to identify your unique selling proposition is and use it to differentiate you from the crowd.

    Speakers:
     Optional 
     

    Mind Body

    10:20  -  11:20
    Tai Qi Part II  (AJ Block, Room 100)

    mind & body

     

    SESSION DESCRIPTION: Tai Qi has at least 700 years of history and was developed in relationship to taoist beliefs. It can take many years to become proficient so this experiential workshop will cover warm up, body alignment, breathing and stepping. As time is limited we will likely achieve an experience of the first 3-5 forms.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES:

    • Participate in warm up exercises that open and soften the major joints. 
    • Learn basic alignment according to Tai Qi. 
    • Experience the first 3-5 forms as a group. 
    • Practice breathing and moving in unison.

    NOTE: This session builds on the Tai Qi Part I  session, OR can be taken on its own if you attended Tai Qi session at FitEx last year

    Speakers:
     Optional 
     

    Group Exercise

    10:20  -  11:20
    The Fighters Way  (AH Block, Room 112)

    Group Ex 

    SESSION DESCRIPTION: Be different and add variety to your boxing/kick boxing sessions by utilizing the different pads and targets available.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES:

    • Practice correct technique for holding focus pads
    • Become confident and capable of using Thai pads, kick shields and target batons
    • Discuss safety considerations for each piece of equipment
    • Learn some drills to make your boxing workouts full of variety
    Speakers:
     Optional 
     

    Special Populations

    10:20  -  11:20
    Bodies behind Bars - delivering services in challenging environments.  (AF Block, Room 128)

    S Populations  

    business

    SESSION DESCRIPTION: I want to tell the story of my experiences setting up a health and wellness programme for the Canterbury Prisons. The challenges and successes we have had along the way and what we are hoping to achieve. Working with a challenging population with limited resources will test your skills as an instructor. Many of these experiences can be generalised to other challenging settings and populations. I also want to discuss the importance to addressing both the physical and mental fitness of the people you are working with. These two areas are so intricately connected that one cannot improve in isolation to the other. We will also look at how to encourage your clients to develop their own leadership skills within your classes - what happens mentally when someone is places in front of a group and asked to run part of the session. How can you frame you sessions and interactions to not only build fitness and strength but also improve confidence, communication skills and leaders!

    LEARNING OUTCOMES:

    • An increased awareness of both physical and mental fitness and how both need to be addressed within session.
    • An improved understanding on how to work with challenging populations with limited resources.
    • Knowledge around how to get your clients running part of the session and why this is good for them.
    • A deeper understanding around how to communicate with your clients - especially with challenging populations.
    • A feeling of inspiration to go out and work with populations that have limited access to group fitness.
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    10:20  -  11:20
    Harder, Stronger, Longer  (AH Block, Room 214 (Upstairs))

    S Populations  

    Medicine

    SESSION DESCRIPTION: Vagina. How comfortable are you with this word? You may be aware of anatomical differences between the sexes, but does this ever influence your programming? We believe it should! Chaddy and Mish will give you take home tools that will empower you to better serve all of your clients. *This session has been designed for men and women.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: This session will deliver 3 learning outcomes:

    • Challenge your current training programmes and especially those you write for women
    • Define the key risk factors when training females at different life stages
    • Clearly understand the relationship between pelvic floor and functional movement, so your client can move harder, longer and stronger!
     Optional 
     

    Exercise as Medicine

    10:20  -  11:20
    Exercise and Cancer  (AF Block, Room 229 (Upstairs))

    Medicine 

    SESSION DESCRIPTION: Training clients with cancer can be a daunting prospect for personal trainers. In many cases exercise is an important component of long-term management. In this session Suzanne explores how different cancer treatments influence exercise prescription, and discusses programming considerations for trainers working with post-cancer clients. Strategies to maximise the benefits of exercise are also workshopped.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES:

    • Understanding of the pathophysiology behind cancer
    • Understanding of how different treatments effect the body and it's ability to exercise
    • Knowledge of the best programming for maximum benefit
    Speakers:
     Optional 
     

    Exercise Prescription

    10:20  -  12:40
    Advanced Programming Concepts for Business Growth and Client Retention (2 Hour Session)  (AC Block, Room 220 (Upstairs))

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    business 

    SESSION DESCRIPTION: Periodised programming is an essential component of an athlete’s training regime and development. Through effective and engaging training concepts and regimes, an athlete is continually inspired to achieve their ultimate level of fitness and conditioning. Join Katrina as she demonstrates the successful programming concepts that will inspire, motivate and encourage your everyday clients to achieve their goals in an effective time frame, and have your business grow instantly with advanced and efficient training direction. Leave the session with programming and training concepts you can implement immediately to inspire your clients to train for success.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES:

    • Understand the concepts of periodised programming and how to apply these to clients individual goals in one on one, small and large group training sessions to balance all components of fitness and programming concepts.
    • Discuss the implementation of strategies to incorporate multiple sessions and creative timetables to cater for individual levels and abilities and goals
    • Understand the physiological and psychological benefits for participants with efficient programming strategies.
    • Learn how to create varied and creative programming concepts to ensure client retention.
    • Apply programming systems to encourage small group training success and growth in your business.
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    10:20  -  11:20
    It's all in the timing! How chronobiology changes your clients' results  (AF Block, Room 114)

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    SESSION DESCRIPTION: What you do is sometimes not as important as when you do it. Chronobiology is the study of how your body's hormones and functions change throughout the day. Understanding that some people need a late rising time, while others are early birds can be the difference in the stress you add to their lives, and the results they achieve. This session will cover how the body has predictable and changing needs throughout the day, and different people will need to focus on different sections for their greatest benefit.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: By the end of the session you will: Understand the basics of chronobiology and how it influences sleep, exercise results, nutrition timing and even brain productivity! Learn the key times of day where the body is going to be most responsive to your programs and advice Understand the different bodies and how they need to focus on specific times of day for their best Bang for Buck!

    Speakers:
     Optional 
    10:20  -  11:20
    Task-Dependent Training for Maximal Function  (AH Block, Stadium)

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    SESSION DESCRIPTION: Set the task and the body will find a way. There are thousands of ways to pick up a weight, wash a dog or get to the top of a hill. Making fitness functional is about making clients better movers and better physical problem solvers. This interactive session of task-dependent exercise will challenge your thinking on function and expose you to a different way of setting up training that will provide total client engagement and excellent transfer to daily life.

    LEARNING OUTCOME:

    • An awareness of when superb technique is important and is not important in exercise.
    • The underlying tenants of a skilful movement.
    • The difference between open and closed skills in typical fitness programs.
    • The nature of skill transfer and how it can be expedited in clients.
    • When the application of structured movement, replicated movement and free movement is appropriate.
    • Features of task dependent training.
    • How to set up task dependent training for PT clients.
    • Experiencing task dependent exercise.
    Speakers:
     Optional 
     

    Business

    11:40  -  12:40
    Putting the Personal back into Training  (AF Block, Room 114)

    business 

    SESSION DESCRIPTION: Tips to build a loyal clientèle base and community. Not what you are doing...but how are you doing it? Connection, connection , connection.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: Tips on how to service clients and future clients using a personal touch that is uniquely you. Don't do the same as everyone else, do what you do and do it well.

    Speakers:
     Optional 
     

    Mind Body

    11:40  -  12:40
    Strong Sensual Sexy Me  (Product Showcase Area)

    mind & body 

    Session Description: When your vehicle is brand new it drives beautifully however as time goes on issues, leaks, breaks and shortages happen just like in your body. Sandy has all the tools and fun way of delivering how to train and micro adjust training techniques to allow clients to still live in a functional shapely sensual body without sending it to the mechanics.  

    Learning Outcome: You will learn from one of the industry’s leaders in aging gracefully and living in a body that defies age. Learn how to beat mother nature and train and eat effectively with unique exercises on equipment that doesn’t break the body but trains both local and global systems for that stunning body without all the pain and breakdowns.

    Speakers:
     Optional 
     

    Group Exercise

    11:40  -  12:40
    Oh no here comes the tech police!  (AH Block, Room 112)

    Group Ex

    SESSION DESCRIPTION:

    Noticing how every bike on the market now seems to have some kind of console? RPM's, Avg Speed, Gears, and don't get me started on what is a Watt??!
    Join Emma as she de-bunks the common mistakes when it comes to riding with data so you don't get arrested by the tech police! Then ride a series of Simple Sets to ensure you leave feeling more confident in coaching with these valuable tools!

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: Simple set format, where we use data on the console to set simple drills and benchmarks

     

    Speakers:
     Optional 
    11:40  -  12:40
    Visual Cues for Group X  (AF Block, Room 316 (3rd Floor))

    Group Ex 

    SESSION DESCRIPTION: Join this hands on practical session to learn which visual cues to use when teaching group exercise classes and how to use them effectively. Maria Teresa Stone is an expert in the field!

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: You will walk out feeling more confident on this topic and able to apply visual cues in your next class.

    Speakers:
     Optional 
     

    Special Populations

    11:40  -  12:40
    Shedding Light on the Pink Elephant  (AF Block, Room 229 (Upstairs))

    S Populations 

    SESSION DESCRIPTION: Female and male Eating Disorders often go hand in hand with excessive exercise, and Sue will expose some of the secrecy around this topic. As a sufferer of an Eating Disorder, Sue will uncover the realities to help exercise professionals better assist clients and to raise awareness in this area.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES:

    • How to identify potential red flags in clients behaviour.
    • To develop an understanding around this issue and what the best strategies and options are for this clientele group.
    • How to approach a client appropriately and professionally.
    Speakers:
     Optional 
     

    Exercise as Medicine

    11:40  -  12:40
    The Secret to Successful Strength training for seniors  (AJ Block, Room 100)

    Medicine 

    S Populations 

    SESSION DESCRIPTION: In this session, We look at the differences to training seniors and other populations. Using current research, we take a look at the Physiological needs of our seniors and outline safety protocols for training this demographic. We look at the best tools to train this population and then put together a great training program for them. After completing this session you will change the way you train seniors and will find that you get better results and outcomes for your clients.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES:

    • Identify the differences for training seniors and other demographics
    • Examine current research and understand what seniors need in their training.
    • Examine different types of training for seniors Create a ParQ specific for Seniors Take part and create a safe seniors training Program
    Speakers:
     Optional 
     

    Exercise Prescription

    11:40  -  12:40
    Extreme Environmental Stress Interventions  (AF Block, Room 116)

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    Medicine 

    SESSION DESCRIPTION: Want to accelerate your members and clients mind and body results? Come and get the full picture on what training at altitude (stimulated) plus hot and cold stimulus can do for clients total health benefits.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES:

    • Understanding of the effects of various environmental stressors on health and physical conditioning and how to incorporate this into a facility or clients programs.
    • Learning the ways to manipulate training environments to offer this to clients in the facility or at home.

     

    Speakers:
     Optional 
    11:40  -  12:40
    Living Anatomy  (AH Block, Room 214 (Upstairs))

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    SESSION DESCRIPTION: A biomedical basis has been the traditional approach to teaching and studying anatomy. What has become a point of contention is whether this approach is appropriate as a complete foundation for areas such as functional anatomy, where an integrated understanding of posture, moment and related areas is the focus. This presentation will look at the limitations of anatomy purely based on a reductionist approach of cadavers and offers some solutions for consideration, such as what can be learned from the artistic community who also deal with ‘living’ anatomy. The session will also cover the construction and analysis of 3d models.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES:

    • An understanding of the challenges of modelling anatomy in an integrated manner
    • Some ideas on how to think about anatomy as it relates to posture and movement
    • Introduction to skills of assessing structural organisation of the body via the assessment of 3d models
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    11:40  -  12:40
    Who are you training today and how much force can they take?  (AH Block, Stadium)

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    SESSION DESCRIPTION: Before we can move people, we as coaches and trainers, must know where their tissues are today. Tissues of the body that will react positively if fed the optimal amount of force in a style they enjoy OR if not, may jeopardise the client’s goal, aspiration or performance; this happens more than you think! Empowering the client to understand where their energy levels are and how much fuel they have to use is essential. Wouldn't you like to know how to make the session a more effective, enjoyable experience? See you there.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES:

    • Identify a system that can simply inform the client of their fuel levels.
    • Implement a metric for the client to identify their levels of fuel today.
    • Identify and implement their movement style.
    • Experience a workout based on these principles and systems.

    Speakers:
     Optional 
     

    Business

    13:30  -  14:30
    The Model of the 21st Century and how it affects us.  (AF Block, Room 114)

    business 

    SESSION DESCRIPTION:
    Personal Training is a time for money business for most. Whilst a few build successful businesses outside this structure most are looking for additional income streams to support their quieter business periods. Network Marketing businesses are one way to do this but there is still a huge stigma around this model and generally it is simply lack of education. Get educated as its the business model of the future and multi-million dollar industry.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES:

    • Why Network Marketing is growing in our industry & globally
    • Why Network Marketing can be a fit for our industry
    • Benefits of this business model
    • What to look for in a NWM Business
    Speakers:
     Optional 
     

    Mind Body

    13:30  -  14:30
    Functional Pilates for All  (AH Block, Room 112)

    mind & body 

    Group Ex

    SESSION DESCRIPTION: For Personal Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors - A dynamic, strong, functional fitness approach to pilates. Using elements of standing and mat based pilates, brain gym traditional body weight strength exercises. This is a unique combination that will breathe new life into group fitness classes, PT sessions and team training. Experience and discover how to create pilates based exercise sequences to add a new twist to your clients workouts and add new balance, co-ordination and strength challenges, simply on the mat and with other easy to use tools inc bands, bosu and rollers

    LEARNING OUTCOMES:

    • Improve your clients flexibility, mobility, co-ordination, posture awareness and strength, create longer leaner muscles.
    • Experience the power of balance and core control – understanding where movement starts in the body.
    • Importance of understanding the movement pattern of the exercise and correct technique
    • Body alignment, spine mobility, joint mobility – use the muscles not the joints
    • Understand the importance of activiating the core and pelvic floor and glutes to achieve standard exercises – stronger and fully functional
    • Add new interesting exercise sequences to your classes and PT sessions.
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    13:30  -  14:30
    Seated, Stretched & Strong, Chair Yoga  (AJ Block, Room 100)

    mind & body 

    S Populations 

    SESSION DESCRIPTION: In YogaFit’s mission to bring Yoga to the masses, this workshop shows how we can do just that! Using the chair as a prop is a wonderful way to bring confidence to our clients who are new to Yoga, or have difficulty (or are incapable) of moving down to the floor. Learn a full class flow and multi-level options that we can start using straight away for our Seniors, Pre-Natal, Obese and Post-Surgery clients or anyone else that will benefit from a slower paced, safety focused practice. Enabling our students to build strength and flexibility in a non-judgment format.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: 

    • Learn how to incorporate a chair as an invaluable yoga prop.
    • Learn easy techniques to safely bring yoga/fitness to those challenged by traditional workouts.
    • Learn adaptations and new options on traditional yoga poses.
    Speakers:
     Optional 
     

    Group Exercise

    13:30  -  14:30
    mSwing Athletic  (AH Block, Stadium)

    Group Ex  

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    SESSION DESCRIPTION: mSwing uses a single dumbbell to move, sweep and arc through space in a way that is fun, effective and challenging. mSwing Athletic combines vestibular science, fascial training and skill acquisition into a totally engaging experience for small or large groups. This practical session applies metabolic and biomechanical principles to take mSwing into a high intensity workout with movements and combinations that will dramatically expand your exercise toolbox.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES:

    • Understand and experience the rationale for the pendular arc.
    • Explore fascial elasticity and energy transfer.
    • Apply the relationship between vestibular facilitation and skill acquisition.
    • Experience hierarchical movement combinations.
    • Explore and apply the manipulation of different metabolic platforms to mSwing exercises.
    • Experience a high intensity mSwing workout.
     Optional 
     

    Exercise as Medicine

    13:30  -  14:30
    The 6 human needs - The missing part to the puzzle  (AC Block, Room 220 (Upstairs))

    Medicine 

    SESSION DESCRIPTION:
    What does a lifestyle change really mean? Does modifying the way your client approaches exercise, nutrition and stress really enough or are you missing some vital components?  Your client’s mind is a complex puzzle and learning to understand their drivers is essential for lasting change. This session will focus on exploring the 6 human needs and guide you through some basic NLP strategies.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES:

    • Develop an understanding of your client’s needs and what they mean for them.
    • Help them overcome obstacles to change and guide them to implement positive lifestyle changes for long term success
    Speakers:
     Optional 
     

    Exercise Prescription

    13:30  -  14:30
    Electrical Muscle Stimulation.. the new wave of fitness explained  (AF Block, Room 229 (Upstairs))

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    SESSION DESCRIPTION:
    Why does EMS training work every time? Why do 75% of people achieve their goals within the first three month of training? Why doe athletes love it? Why is it brilliant to use for rehab? And who is not suitable for? We look at the physiology behind it and why 90% of your muscles and fast and slow twitch fibres are activated at the same time and how you can train concentrically and eccentrically at the same time.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES:

    • Have a deeper understanding how to achieve clients goals in a faster. more time efficient way.
    • To differentiate who is an ideal client and who is not (contra indications).
    • To understand what simlutanous muscle fibre activation really means and how it works for athletes and rehab alike.
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    13:30  -  14:30
    Sandbells – soft, safe, fun, BUT can be thrown and crushed!  (AF Block, Room 316 (3rd Floor))

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    Medicine 

    SESSION DESCRIPTION: Sandbells are a highly effective weighted training tool due to their soft neoprene coated cover making them extremely safe to drop and throw. The changing dynamic of the moving sand create endless proprioceptive changes makes this item significantly different and applicable to ALL health and fitness requirements. Training with Sandbells makes for a more diverse range of training and movement options.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES:

    • Learn new methods to enhance clients movement with a weighted tool.
    • Understand key sequencing and movement for both PT and group ex.
    • Explore programming solutions both circuit and class formats.
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    13:30  -  14:30
    The Epigenetics of Movement  (AH Block, Room 214 (Upstairs))

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    S Populations

    SESSION DESCRIPTION: Epigenetics is a buzz word in our industry right now. And rightly so. Join JP as he takes you through what epigenetics means and how it affects every person we meet and indeed, ourselves. Get new insights into why traditional gym exercise alone is part of the answer, but not the whole answer, when conditioning human beings. Discover how you can become far more effective at reaching every aspect of conditioning yourselves and your clients, in the gym and outside the gym. And of course, put the word epigenetics into your professional vocabulary knowing you truly 'own' this concept. This is a workshop where you will learn as well as move in new ways. As with so many of JP's sessions, it'll have you thinking and moving in new ways the moment you walk out of the room!

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: A participant in this session will leave with:

    • An understanding of what epigenetics means in movement
    • New insights into how their own bodies are conditioned by epigenetics every day of their lives
    • An understanding of the vast array of factors which will affect outcomes from exercise
    • What to do with this new information practically - for training human beings
    Speakers:
     Optional 
     

    Nutrition & Weightloss

    13:30  -  14:30
    Carbohydrate Confusion  (AF Block, Room 116)

    Nutrition 

    Session Description: Join Kira as she evaluates the science and application of differing levels of carb intake for different sports and physical activities. Clearing up the hype and confusion regarding if and when people should be eating carbs, and revealing how to create a diet with the right amount of carb for different individuals, Kira delivers a clear-eyed view of an often confusing topic.

    Learning Outcome:

    • review of exercise physiology
    • how the body utilises carbohydrates
    • when and where carbs are needed
    • when are they not as important
    • internet hype, confusion of diets
    • high carb, low carb and everything inbetween
    • ketogenic diets the good and the issues
    • women and carbohydrates
    Speakers:
     Optional 
     
    14:50  -  15:50
    Electrical Muscle Stimulation Workshop  (Product Showcase, AH Block)

    Ex Prescription 

    SESSION DESCRIPTION:
    Why does EMS training work every time? Why do 75% of people achieve their goals within the first three month of training? Why doe athletes love it? Why is it brilliant to use for rehab? And who is not suitable for? We look at the physiology behind it and why 90% of your muscles and fast and slow twitch fibres are activated at the same time and how you can train concentrically and eccentrically at the same time.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES:

    • Have a deeper understanding how to achieve clients goals in a faster.
    • Have a more time efficient way to differentiate who is an ideal client and who is not (contra indications).
    • To understand what simlutanous muscle fibre activation really means and how it works for athletes and rehab alike.
     Optional 
     

    Business

    14:50  -  15:50
    How to Overcome Sales Myths and Learn to Love Selling  (AF Block, Room 229 (Upstairs))

    business 

    SESSION DESCRIPTION: Selling your services is essential to the health of your business. In this session you will move beyond any negative perceptions around selling to discover that sales equals passion.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: You’ll learn how to uncover the secrets to selling in ways that emphasize your clients’ wellbeing and convey your passion at the same time.

    Speakers:
     Optional 
     

    Mind Body

    14:50  -  15:50
    Qi Gong  (AJ Block, Room 100)

    mind & body 

    SESSION DESCRIPTION:
    Qi Gong means to work with qi and there are thousands of different types. The methods are based in the foundations of Taoism and have been recorded as having 5000 years of history.
    This will be a foundational workshop that focuses on some of the ways to experience Qi Gong.
    Come touch on the ancient art of Qi Gong.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES:

    • Enhance your wellbeing with participation.
    • Experience a sitting qi gong method.
    • Experience a qi gong method to balance an organ system.
    • Experience a qi gong method to balance yin and yang.
    Speakers:
     Optional 
     

    Special Event

    14:50  -  15:50
    Show us what you've got!  (AF Block, Room 124)

    Note: This session not contain any specific academic content.

    This session is a follow on from Marietta Mehanni's session - Want to be a FitEx Presenter.

    There will be a limit of 15 people, and based on the number of people who show interest at the start of the session this will determine the total time you are given to present. 

    Interested people will do a 2-5 minute talk on a topic of your choice and recieve private feedback from a panel on various aspects of your presentation.

    This session is aimed to boost your confidence taking infant of people, and it gives us a chance to see your presentation style.  Feedback from the seasoned presenters will include both positive points and improvement points. 

    There will be NO IT available for your session (powerpoint etc).  It will be just you talking on your topic,(props and the whiteboard can be used if needed).

      

     

    Speakers:
     Optional 
     

    Group Exercise

    14:50  -  15:50
    The BIG Picture  (AH Block, Room 112)

    Group Ex 

    SESSION DESCRIPTION: As an indoor cycling instructor, do you plan and teach each class as its own individual, self-contained entity? Or do you have a bigger (greater) picture in mind with a longer-term plan? Do you have a specific goal for each class (other than “get in there and work ‘em hard”)? PTs have specific goals for each session with a client – with each exercise selected to achieve that goal - which, in turn, is part of a larger ‘master plan’ designed to achieve their client’s health and fitness goals. Should Indoor Cycling instructors be any different if they want to help their participants achieve their health and fitness goals? In this highly practical workshop we will drill down into the base indoor cycling movements, examining their physiological effects along with how they can impact various components of fitness (strength, power, speed, endurance, etc.). We will then look at some fundamental training concepts, such as periodisation, goal setting and individualisation, and how we can apply them in an indoor cycling environment. We will also identify the benefits of creating a ‘master plan’ for our classes and how it will add value to our participants.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: A working knowledge of how the various indoor cycling movements relate to the various components of fitness. An understanding of the benefits of using periodisation and other fitness training principles when planning indoor cycling classes. The beginnings of a ‘master plan’ for their own classes.

    Speakers:
     Optional 
     

    Exercise as Medicine

    14:50  -  15:50
    Multiple Sclerosis– An Introduction for Trainers  (AF Block, Room 316 (3rd Floor))

    Medicine  

    S Populations

    SESSION DESCRIPTION:
    An introduction to Multiple Sclerosis and the importance of activity and movement. MS can affect each client differently depending upon what part of the brain and body is affected, what nerves are damaged, how long they have been affected, medication or other medical intervention etc. This session will give you a basic introduction to what it means to have MS, What is MS? What does the client need from us the trainer? What activities are best? How do you train a client with MS or other neurological condition, keeping sessions safe, fun, suitably challenging and achievable. Explore ideas to improve balance, co-ordination, core strength and instil wellbeing and positivity. Learn the dos and most important the dont’s.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES:

    • Be able to explain basic facts about MS
    • Have confidence to communicate comfortably with people with disabilities
    • Learn to identify MS symptoms that affect movement patterns and ability
    • Gain an introductory insight to suitable exercise/activity ideas and take away exercises that you can use safely and what you shouldn’t do.
    Speakers:
     Optional 
     

    Exercise Prescription

    14:50  -  15:50
    CORE CONNECTION - Training for a dynamic core, not a rigid core  (AH Block, Room 214 (Upstairs))

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    SESSION DESCRIPTION: Have you ever wondered why we spend so much time on the floor training our core? Or why we often activate these tissues as they shorten and lock, rather than as they lengthen and move? If you have, then JP has the session for you! Join him as he takes you through a new understanding of the core - why it operates the way it does in life and sport and how to select exercises that are completely congruent with those demands of life and sport. You'll learn a heap of new movements and concepts to take your core training to the next level. All JP requests is that you enter with an open mind, be prepared to take on new ideas and exercises and to have some fun whilst doing so.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: Participants in this session will leave with:

    • A broader understanding of how the core works
    • New ideas on why we should train the core in new ways
    • A wide range of new exercises to work our core more dynamically
    • An understanding of why dynamism in our core training may be incredibly effective at every level of conditioning
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    14:50  -  15:50
    Motivating the Unmotivated  (AC Block, Room 220 (Upstairs))

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    Populations

    SESSION DESCRIPTION: Motivation is at the core business of being a PT, but we need to do more than just motivate clients to turn up and move. Being a great Trainer means getting results, and that means a much more holistic approach We need to motivate people to adjust their lifestyles, alter food habits, resist Mochaccinos, and move on a daily basis – even when we’re not around! At some point every Trainer will have a client who becomes stuck, and stops progressing. We have to be able to read that client and find which motivational switch to press. We need an arsenal of tricks to help our clients across the great divide between ‘thinking + preparing for change’ and actually taking action, and maintaining that new habit. Become a Trainer who can really motivate people into the upward spiral of change and results!

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: An appreciation about why a Client might be unmotivated. What is really going on? We will examine:

    • ‘Motivational Change Cycle’, so that we can recognise what stage our clients are at, and how to help them move forward.
    • Leave with a wide range of practical tips and tricks that will help a Client commit to change.
    • Knowledge of Training techniques that support ‘Will Power’ and will maintain the process of change.

     

    Speakers:
     Optional 
    14:50  -  15:50
    What the Fascia?!  (AF Block, Room 114)

    Ex Prescription 

    SESSION DESCRIPTION:
    Fascia is dominating current research, media and conversation in health and fitness, but is it the best thing since sliced bread of just the next fitness trend? Gareth will share with you the science we know, how this science applies to us and how we can use it to help our clients.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES:

    An understanding of the scientific foundation of myofascial tissue, practical tools and techniques that can be used to enhance fascial tissue health, mobility and strength for better health and fitness.

    Speakers:
     Optional 
     

    Nutrition & Weightloss

    14:50  -  15:50
    The Single Biggest Nutrition Change You Can Do For Your Clients  (AF Block, Room 116)

    Nutrition 

    SESSION DESCRIPTION:
    Learn how balancing blood sugar is one of the most important things you can do for your clients and switching from a calorie based focus to an information based focus.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES:
    Learn the many things the blood sugar and play a role and select from insulin resistance to hormonal.

    Speakers:
     Optional 
     

    Business

    16:10  -  17:10
    Personal Training is not a tool. It is a business!  (AC Block, Room 220 (Upstairs))

    business 

    SESSION DESCRIPTION:
    In this lecture presentation, We identify the reason why good trainers fail and why the life of a PT is only 18 months. Understanding the key principles behind how to market yourself and your business is the key to your financial success. Learn how to become a successful PT not by the tools you coach and train with but with great communication and understanding of you as brand.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES:

    • Identify your market.
    • Identify the one thing that makes you different to other trainers.
    • Outline the secrets to success for a brand and a person.
    • Learn communication skills for understanding client’s needs.
    • Design and implement a marketing plan to establish you as a brand.
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    16:10  -  17:10
    Team Building and the balance of your leadership team  (AF Block, Room 114)

    business 

    SESSION DESCRIPTION:
    Creating team culture is essential for business success. Effective Leadership and management strategies are important to ensure you are creating an environment that allows your team to reach their full potential and ensure business growth and success. Join Katrina as she demonstrates how to create and implement business systems to ensure your team players are on the correct seat of your teambus and are performing at an A grade level.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES:

    • Applying the art of delegation and implementing team systems to ensure every team member is performing at an A Grade level.
    • Implementing time management strategies for individual and team performance.
    • Understand how to encourage each team member is on the correct seat of the teambus.
    • Applying effective communication strategies for team performance and consistency.
    • Creating an environment that will assist your team members grow and reach their potential and ensure business growth and success.
    Speakers:
     Optional 
     

    Group Exercise

    16:10  -  17:10
    Indoor Cycle - Party with a purpose  (AH Block, Room 112)

    Group Ex 

    Data geek vs. Rhythm Rider - who wins? Cycle with Emma - and see how you can combine both goal based riding with music and truly have a party with a purpose!
     
    Key objectives (lecture):
     - History of indoor cycle
     - Music, our biggest driver!
     - The future - Data and Data consoles
     - How can we use this data but still create a party and experience with our ride
     
    (ride)
    Showing how we can use simple sets, and goal setting with music, and create a party BUT with a purpose!

    Speakers:
     Optional 
     

    Special Populations

    16:10  -  17:10
    Mother Nature is a Bitch  (AF Block, Room 229 (Upstairs))

    S Populations 

    SESSION DESCRIPTION:
    Are you training your clients correctly for their age and symptoms. Sandy gets down to how to beat the ageing process internally and externally to live in the best body you can.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES:

    Learn what works for the ageing population and what doesn't. Sandy will add humour and facts blended to the perfect recipe how to train your clients without causing stress bloating and weight gain or hormonal fluctuations. What to look for and how to read symptoms and pathologies that are often ignored or incorrectly addressed. The body does not know where stress comes from whether nutritional, mental or physical it just knows its in stress and the symptoms such as bloating, pain, weight gain, lack of energy and/or inability to sleep together with constipation - so many solutions you will find in this session.

    Speakers:
     Optional 
     

    Exercise as Medicine

    16:10  -  17:10
    Arthritis Clients - How to have fun and progress this awesome bunch!  (AH Block, Room 214 (Upstairs))

    Medicine  

    S Populations

    SESSION DESCRIPTION:
    Exercise is crucial for people with arthritis. NZ has 620,000 people with one of the 140+ types of arthritis. Offering services to this group will set your up for an abundance of loyal referrals. It will valuable to learn how to be part of your clients wider team, modify exercise programs specifically for them while adding value to your business.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES:

    • Learn about the main types of arthritis.
    • Understand how fatigue, flares and pain effect your clients day - day functioning.
    • Learn some tips for working as part of your clients health team.
    • Learn effective exercise techniques that can ease your clients pain and improve their overall health.
    Speakers:
     Optional 
     

    Exercise Prescription

    16:10  -  17:10
    Stretching the Truth  (AF Block, Room 316 (3rd Floor))

    Ex Prescription  

    Strength

    SESSION DESCRIPTION:
    The controversies about stretching will be explored in this session. You'll walk away with a clear understanding of the theory and guidelines on stretching.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES:

    • Understand the research on stretching and injury risk.
    • Learn how and when to stretch.
    • Understand the difference between joint and tissue restrictions.
    • Learn dynamic flexibility exercises.
    Speakers:
     Optional 
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