Topic: Fitness

Facility Management, Planning, and Design; Fitness
Emerging Trends in Recreation: Fitness, Flexibility, and Engagement 1893
  • 0.1 NIRSA CEUs; 1.0 AFAA CEU; 0.1 ACE CEC; 1.0 ACSM CEC
  • Monday, April 4 • 8:00am – 9:00am
  • Osceola 1/2/3
  • Christopher Sgarzi, Sasaki Associates, Inc.; Nancy Freedman, Sasaki Associates, Inc.; William Massey, Sasaki Associates, Inc.
Trends in campus recreation are changing rapidly. New equipment, interactive technologies, ever changing programs, and the keen awareness of today’s students regarding health and wellness means that recreation facilities need to respond in flexible, creative, and often cost-effective ways. This presentation will look at the latest trends in recreation and four building case studies that respond to them in unique and independent ways. Attendees will learn how to translate trends into physical space, with an overall goal of increasing utilization and maximizing the campus community’s engagement.
Core Competencies: Programming; Research & Evaluation
Learning Objectives:
  1. Learn how to maximize fitness space and build flexibility.
  2. Learn how as a director, administrator, or operator you can accommodate emerging trends that seem to require more space by using existing space more creatively.
  3. Learn how to engage a broader cross section of your campus community with creative programming and space use.
Exam to Experienced: Methods to Prepare Newly-Certified Personal Trainers 1977
  • 0.1 NIRSA CEUs; 1.0 AFAA CEU; 0.1 ACE CEC; 1.0 ACSM CEC
  • Monday, April 4 • 10:30am – 11:30am
  • Naples 1/2/3
  • Christin Everson, Seattle University
Aspiring personal trainers work hard to study and pass the certification exams. So when they do, they can’t wait to immediately begin training clients. But are they really ready? In this session, participants will learn various methods for ensuring the quality of knowledge and skills for new personal trainers as they begin working with clients.
Core Competencies: Programming
Learning Objectives:
  1. Understand methods for ensuring the quality of a new personal trainer’s knowledge and skills.
  2. Define five specific methods that ensure the quality of a trainer’s knowledge and skills.
  3. Identify ways to create an environment of continued learning for personal training staff.
Fitness Roundtable 1772
  • Tuesday, April 5 • 8:30am – 9:30am
  • Sun C/1/2/3
  • Stephanne Musser, The Ohio State University
Join fellow fitness colleagues within NIRSA to discuss current trends, opportunities, challenges, and successes within Campus Recreation Fitness Programs. Share your knowledge and learn from others through small group discussion. Participants will break into smaller groups based on topic area of interest.
Health/Wellbeing; Fitness
Why The Ballerina Might Not Bench Press 1867
  • 0.1 NIRSA CEUs; 1.0 AFAA CEU; 0.1 ACE CEC; 1.0 ACSM CEC
  • Tuesday, April 5 • 8:30am – 9:30am
  • Tallahassee 1/2/3
  • Darcie Burde, University of Florida
Knowing how people prefer to move is necessary in order to execute successful services. MoStyle (Movement Style) is an effective way to ensure that movement matches the person. Attend this session to learn how you can implement MoStyle in your programming.
Core Competencies: Philosophy & Theory; Programming; Business Management; Personal & Professional Qualities
Learning Objectives:
  1. Participants will be able to define the three types of Movement Styles.
  2. Participants will implement ways to incorporate Movement Style in their current programs.
  3. Participants will utilize a Program Design Questionnaire to determine best fit exercise conditions for an individual.
Fitness; Research/Assessment
Interrelationships among College Student Physical Activity, Club and Intramural Sports Participation, and Academic Performance 1760
  • 0.1 NIRSA CEUs; 1.0 AFAA CEU; 0.1 ACE CEC; 1.0 ACSM CEC
  • Tuesday, April 5 • 9:45am – 10:45am
  • Osceola A
  • James Pivarnik, Ph.D., Michigan State University; Kerri Vasold, Michigan State University; Samantha Deere, Ph.D., Saginaw Valley State University
The results from a preliminary study on the role that campus recreation participation specifically, club and intramural sports has on overall student physical activity and grade point average will be presented on during this session. The research will help form the basis for further inquiry utilizing the rich data set available from the NIRSA/NASPA survey. Results should better define and validate the role of campus recreational sports with several variables that are becoming increasingly important to university administrators.
Core Competencies: Research & Evaluation; Programming; Personal & Professional Qualities
Learning Objectives:
  1. Understand the relationship between club and intramural sports participation and academic performance.
  2. Be able to articulate to campus administrators the important relationship between student participation in club and intramural sports and their overall physical activity and grade point average.
Fitness; Health/Wellbeing
Go Fast(er), Jump High(er) 1835
  • 0.1 NIRSA CEUs; 1.0 AFAA CEU; 0.1 ACE CEC; 1.0 ACSM CEC
  • Tuesday, April 5 • 1:30pm – 2:30pm
  • Naples 1/2/3
  • Anthony Wall, ACE-American Council on Exercise
Training sessions that involve speed and power based movements are a critical component of any athletic program. Regardless of anyone’s ability or experience, programming needs to be structured and progressive in nature. In this session, attendees will develop an understanding of “relative training, and how foundational training principles for recreational and professionals athletes are the same. Join Director of Professional Education for ACE and World Ranked Masters Sprinter Anthony J. Wall in this fun, dynamic, and explosive practical workout session. Learn how to blend plyometrics and speed drills into a seamless session that will leave you breathless— for more!
Core Competencies: Philosophy & Theory; Programming
Learning Objectives:
  1. Understand the critical need for designing programs around relative training’.
  2. Learn to safely progress people to a more power-based style of training while emphasizing safety.
  3. Understand the basic principles of plyometric and how they apply to training sessions.
Technology; Fitness
SMART Fitness and Wellness Data Collection: Using Technology to Track Group Exercise Participation 1954
  • 0.1 NIRSA CEUs; 1.0 AFAA CEU; 0.1 ACE CEC; 1.0 ACSM CEC
  • Tuesday, April 5 • 2:45pm – 3:45pm
  • Sanibel 1/2/3
  • Chrystina Wyatt, The University of Texas At Austin; Jennifer Speer, The University of Texas at Austin; Nicole Olmeda, CRSS, The University of Texas At Austin
We are living in an age where everything is being assessed. Data is or should be driving decision-making, and we are regularly asked how participation in our programs and services is contributing to the campus. This session will focus on the application of a SMART pass for the group exercise program at The University of Texas at Austin. Learn about why and how this system was created, how it is being used to better understand group exercise participant demographics and patterns of use, and how the fitness and wellness staff use the data to better plan and schedule classes.
Core Competencies: Programming; Business Management; Research & Evaluation
Learning Objectives:
  1. Understand how to incorporate assessment and technology into a recreational sports program area.
  2. Understand how a new SMART pass used to track group exercise participation was designed and implemented.
  3. Learn about ways that data collected from the SMART pass impacts group exercise programming.
Fitness; Facility Management, Planning, and Design
Out Is in: Promoting Physical Activity and Health through Outdoor Fitness Parks and Challenge Courses 1832
  • 0.1 NIRSA CEUs; 1.0 AFAA CEU; 0.1 ACE CEC; 1.0 ACSM CEC
  • Wednesday, April 6 • 8:00am – 9:00am
  • Tampa 1/2/3
  • Anne-Marie Spencer, PlayCore
Outdoor adult fitness spaces and challenge courses provide critical health solutions by making physical activity more available, affordable, and enjoyable. Ultimately, they offer a fun way to exercise in schools and communities. Attendees will learn about the design considerations that ensure this type of fitness equipment supports aerobic fitness, muscle fitness, core fitness, and balance and flexibility. This will demonstrate the many opportunities that this type of equipment offers students, faculty, staff, and community members so that they can have a well-rounded workout. Case study examples will be outlined to effectively plan, implement, and champion fitness initiatives that provide meaningful outcomes to support overall health and wellness.
Core Competencies: Programming; Facility Management, Planning & Design; Research & Evaluation
Learning Objectives:
  1. Be able to summarize the research-based unique benefits that outdoor fitness spaces offer schools and communities alike.
  2. Be able to list five best practice design considerations for developing outdoor fitness spaces.
  3. Be able to outline how to select equipment that aligns with health benefits and total body fitness.
Fitness; Technology
Leader Bar: The Quest to Become the Fittest Campus 1802
  • 0.1 NIRSA CEUs; 1.0 AFAA CEU; 0.1 ACE CEC; 1.0 ACSM CEC
  • Wednesday, April 6 • 9:15am – 10:15am
  • Sun D/4/5/6
  • Jennifer Speer, The University of Texas at Austin
On a quest to become the fittest campus and have the data to prove it our campus is measuring student activity through a corporate partnership. Learn about our journey and how your campus can get involved.
Core Competencies: Programming; Research & Evaluation
Learning Objectives:
  1. Participants will learn about the technology used to track participation.
  2. Participants will understand how corporate partnerships can benefit programming.
  3. Understand the potential steps required to make this type of data tracking and corporate partnership a reality on your campus.