Fitness
008 ACE’s Small Group Training Workshop
Monday, March 30 • 8:00am – 4:15pm
Texas 1-3
Must have preregistered to attend this workshop
Anthony Wall, ACE-American Council on Exercise
Filling your schedule can be challenging, especially when most of your participants are restricted by class schedules to early morning, lunch, or late evenings commitments. Learn to maximize your time and earning potential by training multiple students simultaneously with small-group training. Use this one-day workshop to uncover specific strategies and techniques for designing and marketing small-group training programs.
Core Competencies: Programming; Philosophy & Theory
Learning Objectives:
  1. Learn the optimal exercise formats for small group training.
  2. Be able to design and organize a progressive small group training program.
  3. Understand the components and variables of exercise program design and how they apply to training small groups.
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Fitness
021 Get the Biggest Bang for Your Buck with Your Fitness Program
0.1 NIRSA CEUs, 0.1 ACE CECs, 1.0 AFAA CEUs, 1.0 ACSM CECs
Tuesday, March 31 • 8:30am – 9:30am
Texas 1-3
Ashley Varol, University of Cincinnati
Ever feel like you should have gone to school for business to run your fitness program? Want to be on the cutting edge with what you offer, but have a small budget? Do you often need to get creative? Get the biggest bang for your buck by learning about some of the newer pieces of fitness equipment and how to strategically plan your fitness program purchases. The session will include a walkthrough with an example.
Core Competencies: Programming
Learning Objectives:
  1. Learn about the most versatile pieces of equipment on the market to help you build your group fitness/small group programs.
  2. Learn how to set up purchase plans that maximize your budget while providing you and your staff with a diverse set of options for programming that will generate interest in your participants.
  3. Learn budget processing by walking through an example based on a program that operates with less than $10,000 in annual funds that are dedicated to six group fitness/small group studio spaces.
Fitness
021 Get the Biggest Bang for Your Buck with Your Fitness Program
0.1 NIRSA CEUs, 0.1 ACE CECs, 1.0 AFAA CEUs, 1.0 ACSM CECs
Tuesday, March 31 • 8:30am – 9:30am
Texas 1-3
Carol Wolkoff, University of Cincinnati
Ever feel like you should have gone to school for business to run your fitness program? Want to be on the cutting edge with what you offer, but have a small budget? Do you often need to get creative? Get the biggest bang for your buck by learning about some of the newer pieces of fitness equipment and how to strategically plan your fitness program purchases. The session will include a walkthrough with an example.
Core Competencies: Programming
Learning Objectives:
  1. Learn about the most versatile pieces of equipment on the market to help you build your group fitness/small group programs.
  2. Learn how to set up purchase plans that maximize your budget while providing you and your staff with a diverse set of options for programming that will generate interest in your participants.
  3. Learn budget processing by walking through an example based on a program that operates with less than $10,000 in annual funds that are dedicated to six group fitness/small group studio spaces.
Fitness; Managing/Leading Student Staff
049 1, 2, 3, 4, Now I Have to Cue!
0.1 NIRSA CEUs, 0.1 ACE CECs, 1.0 AFAA CEUs, 1.0 ACSM CECs
Tuesday, March 31 • 1:30pm – 3:00pm
San Antonio 4-5
Ashley Varol, University of Cincinnati
What matters more than a class’ format, no matter the gym, facility, or studio where it’s taking place, is the instructor and how they communicate with their participants. This session will review the many teaching strategies available to instructors, as well as different learning styles and the stages of behavior change. It will discuss how all of these factors impact the cues instructors use. There will be hands-on practice using dynamic, informational, and fun cues which better engage participants.
Core Competencies: Programming; Human Resource Management
Learning Objectives:
  1. Learn concepts and skills that are crucial to being a great fitness instructor.
  2. Learn about the types of cues that can be used in classes, and how they impact and reach participants.
  3. Understand how to use language that is truly motivational and inspirational.
Fitness; Personal/Professional Development
076 Sales Is a Dirty Word: Applying Sound Business Principles to Your Fitness Program
0.1 NIRSA CEUs, 0.1 ACE CECs, 1.0 AFAA CEUs, 1.0 ACSM CECs
Wednesday, April 1 • 8:00am – 9:00am
Texas 1-3
Jason Vlastaras, Oklahoma State University; Grant Irby, Oklahoma State University; and Natalie Pulgini, Oklahoma State University
Do you find that the word sales brings up a dirty connotation in the world of campus recreation? Would you like to infuse some life into your fitness program while also becoming financially profitable? Learn how we used sound business principles to turn Oklahoma State Universitys fitness program into one of the largest in the nation. Learn practical tips and approaches to managing staff, growing programs, maximizing profits, setting goals, and delivering excellent customer service.
Core Competencies: Business Management; Personal & Professional Qualities; Programming; Philosophy & Theory
Learning Objectives:
  1. Receive an anecdotal example of a growing fitness program by highlighting the three-year journey OSU has taken to become one of the largest fitness programs in the nation.
  2. Identify several practical, business based applications to make your fitness program more successful.
  3. Develop a manageable plan for establishing goals for your program that is based on sound business principles.
Facility Management, Planning, and Design; Fitness
097 Creating CrossFit Opportunities at Your Fitness Center
0.1 NIRSA CEUs
Wednesday, April 1 • 11:10am – 12:10pm
Dallas 5-7
Jennifer Lewis, Rochester Institute of Technology
CrossFit is gaining popularity and becoming more and more of a national trend. Learn how to implement CrossFit programming opportunities at your fitness center safely and effectively through careful planning and decision-making processes.
Core Competencies: Facility Management, Planning & Design; Human Resource Management; Programming
Learning Objectives:
  1. Coordinate a facilities’ management plan that will provide CrossFit program opportunities to your fitness members.
  2. Create several rules, policies, and procedures for CrossFit utilization.
  3. Establish safe and effective training programs for student staff.
Research/Assessment; Fitness
101 The Forward Lunge: Shedding New Light on Old Assumptions
0.1 NIRSA CEUs
Wednesday, April 1 • 11:10am – 12:10pm
Grapevine A/1-3
Paul Juris, Cybex International
Join us for an evidence-based discussion of the forward lunge exercise, emphasizing the influence of lunge technique on muscle activation and joint stresses. Come challenge assumptions and let us dispel the myth that there is only one correct way to lunge.
Core Competencies: Research & Evaluation
Learning Objectives:
  1. Understand the conventional wisdom with respect to forward lunge technique.
  2. Investigate past and present scientific evidence related to the forward lunge exercise.
  3. Encourage evidence-based exercise selection.
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Fitness; Managing/Leading Student Staff
105 We Are…ITPers!
0.1 NIRSA CEUs
Wednesday, April 1 • 11:10am – 12:10pm
San Antonio 4-5
Tamara Riddle, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus; Julia Avans, American University; Brittany Guerin, North Carolina State University at Raleigh; and Jessica Norman, Washington State University
Find out how instructors who grew out of the same instructor training program are now running their own programs at diverse universities across the country with an emphasis on continued instructor training. This session is geared toward showcasing options that professionals have to potentially better develop and grow instructors.
Core Competencies: Programming; Human Resource Management; Philosophy & Theory
Learning Objectives:
  1. Learn how to classify what type of training program–internal, external, mixed, etc.–is currently offered at your institution.
  2. Recognize what type of training program might work best at your institution based on existing resources and support.
  3. Identify three different approaches to implementing instructor development within your current program.
Fitness; Managing/Leading Student Staff
141 You Said WHAT!?
0.1 NIRSA CEUs, 0.1 ACE CECs, 1.0 AFAA CEUs, 1.0 ACSM CECs
Thursday, April 2 • 8:40am – 9:40am
San Antonio 1-3
April Boulter-Ruther, Loyola University Chicago; and Sara Augustinas, Georgia State University
Why are some people so easy to talk to? Are you training your personal trainers, group fitness instructors, and facility staff to be these people? Take a new approach to communication and staff development with your fitness staff. This session will bridge the connection between learning outcomes, communication strategies, and reflective processes. See how these techniques can make a difference in student staff training, student mentorship, and customer interaction.
Core Competencies: Philosophy & Theory; Programming
Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify five behavior frames that shape communication.
  2. Describe one communication technique to enhance rapport.
  3. Learn at least one form of reflection to aid in leadership development.
Fitness
157 Fitness Roundtable
Thursday, April 2 • 11:00am – Noon
Fort Worth 5-6
Cayla McAvoy, University of Central Florida; and Caitlin Sommers, University of the Pacific
This roundtable is meant to get colleagues together to discuss both the issues and accomplishments common to campus fitness departments. Do you have a successful program you’d like to share? Do you have concerns about your fitness department that you want to discuss with people in a similar situation? If so, this roundtable–which is meant to cover all areas of running a fitness department–is for you.