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Learn all about what's hot in fitness workouts — and experience the sweat! Check out the Fitness Forum presented by Les Mills in the Expo Hall on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Tuesday, March 31

Hardstyle Kettlebell
Brook Benton, Cardiopump Fitness
This particular session teaches the traditional way kettlebells were used by the Soviet Special Forces. It’s called the hardstyle method. This is not the only safe way to train with kettlebells, but it is the traditional way. Learn the duality of fire and flow. Be prepared to be challenged, mentally and physically. Kettlebells become dangerous when people use them without proper training. Learn the basics of proper hardstyle kettlebell training technique in this session. Translate that education into power endurance in a workout that will challenge even the fittest fitness enthusiasts!
Anna Taggert, Virginia Tech; and Sheldon McBee, Les Mills
LES MILLS GRIT® is based on small group training and the latest and hottest growing fitness trend. It is a 30 minute high intensity interval training full body workout designed to push you to your anaerobic threshold and get you fit fast!
Pink Gloves Boxing
Garret Garrels, Pink Gloves Boxing
Reveal your Champion. Pink Gloves is the fun way to knock the stress out of the day. Learn basic boxing moves and burn tons of calories while enjoying the positive environment and empowering elements of this exciting fitness program. Find out why everyone wants to earn their Pink Gloves.

Wednesday, April 1: Early Morning Workouts

RealRyder® Indoor Cycling: Take The Training Wheels Off!
6:30am-7:00am and 7:00am-7:30am
Adam Reid, RealRyder International
Join us for a thrilling, “un-stationary” indoor cycling workout using the RealRyder® Indoor Cycle–the only indoor bike that offers movement across three essential planes of motion. Experience the functional training benefits of tri-planar riding, including greater core-engagement, enhanced balance/coordination, increased metabolic burn and more. This biomechanical-smart indoor cycling class brings the fun and freedom of outdoor riding…inside!

Wednesday, April 1

Sheldon McBee, Les Mills; and Leigh Krick, Washington State University
With over a million people doing it a week around the world, BODYPUMP® is for anyone looking to get lean, toned and fit  fast! Utilizing a cutting-edge instructor training program that is perfect for the first-time instructor, you are coached through a scientifically proven class that features the most effective exercise techniques, compelling motivation and today’s hottest music. The original barbell workout uses light to moderate weights with lots of repetitions to give you a total body workout, perfect for the university student wanting an exciting and powerful exercise experience.
Body Transformation Project
Shari Landmark, South Dakota State University and Patricia Philippi, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Functional fitness meets mind/body. This class will begin with hard-core functional training methods to enhance strength, endurance, cardiovascular conditioning, and agility. The class culminates with a mini yoga session to help you grow stronger physically and mentally, ultimately leading to better performance results, speedier recovery and safer movements. This one class could potentially transform you into a better person…I challenge you to try!
U-Jam Fitness
Burt Lampl, U-Jam Fitness
Join a U-Jam Fitness Master Trainer as we deliver an hour long U-Jam LIVE! class. This energetic workout is driven by world beats with urban flavor. This class will feature dance moves that are funky and easy to follow, but will have you working up a sweat and burning down the calories!
PiYo Strength
April Pavelka
PiYo® combines the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility of flowing yoga movements. Youll use your body weight to perform a series of continuous, targeted moves to define every single musclebig and small.
Turbo Hiit
Kimberley Sterner, University of Mississippi
Challenge your intensity! Turbo HIIT takes the fast-paced, intense section of the popular format, Turbokick and creates a structured, choreographed high intensity interval class. Move with the music and get your heart rate up while working your entire body!
Team-Based Workout!
Stephanne Musser, The Ohio State University
Come join us in a Team-Based Workout! Partner and team-based workouts are a great way to provide that motivation and sense of camaraderie, excitement and accomplishment needed for a maximum result workout. Bring your friends and experience a unique fitness challenge that includes total body exercises, rare obstacles and a fun paced flow you will be sure to love!