Des Moines, IA: October 14-16, 2016


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Friday, October 14

  • Yin Yoga Essentials New!!: 6:00pm–9:00pm

    Yoga is a form of exercise aimed to fully incorporate the mind and body. This workshop is a means to explore and take a softer look at this gentle but profound practices that incorporate the mind with yoga. It will give you the basic tools to deepen your own journey, inspire you to seek out and study with the Masters of the work, and most importantly to simply trust “the way.” All that you need to teach this practice is already contained within you. It is time to go the way of the Yin Warrior - less is more, get comfortable in the stillness and in the quiet. Take this practice as it comes to you.

    Fee: $69 each, 3 or more $59 — Credits: 3 NETA, .3 ACE, 3 AFAA, .3 NASM

  • Foam Rollers and More: Fitness for Fascia: 6:00pm–9:00pm

    This workshop combines classroom and hands-on learning to introduce you to self-myofascial release techniques utilizing foam rollers and small balls. Self-myofascial release helps to improve muscle function by promoting mobility, flexibility and restoring muscle balance. Walk away from this workshop with a greater understanding of myofascial release and the types of techniques that can ease tightness, inflammation, and reduce injuries.

    Fee: $69 each, 3 or more $59 — Credits: 3 NETA, .3 ACE, 3 AFAA, .3 NASM

  • Motivational Interviewing for the Exercise Professional New!!: 6:00pm–9:00pm

    Are your clients achieving their goals? Well-designed exercise programs and sound nutritional advice often fall short when the client is not motivated to adhere to the plan. Learn how to empower your clients to make lasting change! Motivational interviewing (MI) is an effective strategy to help clients overcome ambivalence to lifestyle change. This classroom-based workshop introduces the framework of MI including the core principles, key processes, and interviewing skills. Participants will also practice using this new skill through role playing activities.

    Fee: $69 each, 3 or more $59 — Credits: 3 NETA, .3 ACE, 3 AFAA, .3 NASM

  • Yikes! Could I Really Be Sued New!!: 6:00pm–9:00pm

    In our litigious society, learn how to stay out of court and in the fitness center. This classroom-based workshop presents important legal information essential for all exercise professionals. Learn strategies to minimize your liability exposures and gain valuable insights through a review of several case study lawsuits filed against personal trainers and fitness facilities.

    Fee: $69 each, 3 or more $59 — Credits: 3 NETA, .3 ACE, 3 AFAA, .3 NASM

  • Foundations of Resistance Training Program Design New!!: 6:00pm–9:00pm

    Need some ideas to develop innovative programs for your clients? With unlimited exercise possibilities and an endless array of approaches to design resistance training programs, selecting the right options for your clients will help them feel successful and stay motivated. This classroom-based workshop reviews the current guidelines for resistance training, manipulation of acute training variables, classic and contemporary program design methodologies, and safe and effective strategies to develop resistance training programs for clients of all abilities.

    Fee: $69 each, 3 or more $59 — Credits: 3 NETA, .3 ACE, 3 AFAA, .3 NASM


Saturday, October 15

  • Group Exercise Certification (1 day): 8:00am–5:00pm

    Aspiring and experienced instructors get certified with the most comprehensive one-day certification in the industry. Classroom review and demonstrations include: anatomy, kinesiology, physiology, nutrition, cueing, choreography and practical skills training. Workshop includes exam and National Certification (Valid for 2 years).

    Early Bird Fee: $249 | Standard $299

    Study Material: Fitness Professional’s Manual $59 — Credits: 6 NETA

  • Personal Training Certification (Day 1): 8:00am–4:00pm

    Becoming certified is the first step in being recognized as a competent personal trainer. NETA’s NCCA accredited Personal Trainer Certification provides the credentials needed to begin a successful career. This 2-day curriculum includes: Anatomy, physiology, exercise science, kinesiology, fitness assessments, nutrition, behavior modification and exercise programming. Workshop includes exam and National Certification (Valid for 2 years)

    Early Bird Fee: $399 | Standard $449

    Study Material: Fitness Professional’s Manual $59 — Credits: 14 NETA, 1.4 ACE, 15 AFAA, 1.4 NASM

  • Yoga Specialty Certification (Day 1): 8:00am–2:00pm

    Participants will learn how to confidently lead and teach a multi-level traditional yoga class geared at meeting the needs of your club participants. This workshop includes exam and National Certification (Valid for 2 years)

    • How to teach 27 different poses
    • Basic Pranayama (breathing)
    • Contraindications and modifications
    • Class formats for gentle and active yoga
    • Alignment strategies
    • Meditation

    Early Bird Fee: $349 | Standard $399

    Study Material: NETA Yoga Manual $49 — Credits: 14 NETA, 1.3 ACE, 12.25 AFAA, 1.3 NASM

  • Wellness Coach Specialty Certification (Day 1): 8:00am–3:30pm

    Wellness Coaching has emerged as a growing trend in the health and fitness industries. At NETA, we see wellness coaching as an exciting and immersive way to improve people's lives through fitness and well-being. Being a wellness coach gives you the unique opportunity to provide individuals one-on-one help with building strength, both physical and mental.

    Early Bird Fee: $349 | Standard $399

    Study Material: Lifestyle Wellness Coaching $69, The Fitness Professional’s Manual $59 — Credits: 14 NETA, 1.2 ACE, 12 AFAA, 1.4 NASM

  • Boxing Fusion: 8:00am–11:00am

    Interested in teaching boxing or incorporating boxing movements into your group exercise class? In this course you’ll learn basic boxing techniques. Plus, learn how to fuse elements of plyometrics & strength to make a quick 30–minute high intensity circuit, guaranteed to get your participants the toned and powerful body of a boxer. Learn how to design classes using a simple 30–minute format that will make class easy to follow, but tough to do! Note: this course will review the basic boxing fundamentals and is a non–contact format.

    Fee: $69 each, 3 or more $59 — Credits: 3 NETA, .3 ACE, 3 AFAA, .3 NASM

  • Body Weight Training: 12:00pm–3:00pm

    Body weight training is a great option to elevate your level of fitness with little to no equipment. Although you may try to lose some of it, your body weight is the one piece of equipment you can take with you anywhere! Learn how to use your body to boost both cardiovascular and muscular fitness. Join us to find new ways to incorporate body weight exercises into your current group fitness and personal training sessions to provide both results and variety to any workout.

    Fee: $69 each, 3 or more $59 — Credits: 3 NETA, .3 ACE, 3 AFAA, .3 NASM

  • Fun Group Training: Tread –N-Shred New!!: 12:00am–3:00pm

    This FUN small group training course is designed to increase cardiovascular fitness through treadmill interval training and improve strength with super circuits. In this course, you’ll learn the benefits of small group training, formats options, and how to design a ‘Tread –N- Shred’ class! This FUN format will eliminate boredom, improve performance, and challenge your class participants and/or clients.

    Fee: $69 each, 3 or more $59 — Credits: 3 NETA, .3 ACE, 3 AFAA, .3 NASM

  • HIIT it with YOGA New!!: 3:30pm–6:30pm

    High intensity interval training (HIIT) is fun, effective, and challenging for all. Yoga is the practice of poses that combines deep, meditative breathing with slow strengthening movements which is incredibly healthy for your mind, body, and spirit. Fusing these two seemingly different formats together is clearly a “win-win” approach for successful cardiovascular exercise improvement and overall performance thus, we have ‘HIIT it with Yoga’.

    Fee: $69 each, 3 or more $59 — Credits: 3 NETA, .3 ACE, 3 AFAA, .3 NASM


Sunday, October 16

  • Personal Training Certification (Day 2): 8:00am–4:00pm

    Becoming certified is the first step in being recognized as a competent personal trainer. NETA’s NCCA accredited Personal Trainer Certification provides the credentials needed to begin a successful career. This 2-day curriculum includes: Anatomy, physiology, exercise science, kinesiology, fitness assessments, nutrition, behavior modification and exercise programming. Workshop includes exam and National Certification (Valid for 2 years)

    Early Bird Fee: $399 | Standard $449

    Study Material: Fitness Professional’s Manual $59 — Credits: 14 NETA, 1.4 ACE, 15 AFAA, 1.4 NASM

  • Yoga Specialty Certification (Day 2): 8:00am–2:00pm

    Participants will learn how to confidently lead and teach a multi-level traditional yoga class geared at meeting the needs of your club participants. This workshop includes exam and National Certification (Valid for 2 years)

    • How to teach 27 different poses
    • Basic Pranayama (breathing)
    • Contraindications and modifications
    • Class formats for gentle and active yoga
    • Alignment strategies
    • Meditation

    Early Bird Fee: $349 | Standard $399

    Study Material: NETA Yoga Manual $49 — Credits: 14 NETA, 1.3 ACE, 12.25 AFAA, 1.3 NASM

  • Wellness Coach Specialty Certification (Day 2): 8:00am–3:30pm

    Wellness Coaching has emerged as a growing trend in the health and fitness industries. At NETA, we see wellness coaching as an exciting and immersive way to improve people's lives through fitness and well-being. Being a wellness coach gives you the unique opportunity to provide individuals one-on-one help with building strength, both physical and mental.

    Early Bird Fee: $349 | Standard $399

    Study Material: Lifestyle Wellness Coaching $69, The Fitness Professional’s Manual $59 — Credits: 14 NETA, 1.2 ACE, 12 AFAA, 1.4 NASM

  • Kettlebell Specialty Certification Training: 8:00am–3:00pm

    This introductory course teaches the basics of Kettlebell training, the history of this fascinating workout, safety techniques, body positioning, alignment, and appropriate starting weights. You will experience the most popular exercises including swing, clean and press, the snatch, and many more. Workshop includes exam (valid for 2 years). Class size is limited to 14 participants.

    Fee: $169 — Credits: 7 NETA, .6 ACE, 8 AFAA, .8 NASM

  • Senior Fitness Specialty Certification New!!: 8:00am–4:00pm

    Meet the growing demand for fitness classes geared specifically for active older adults! NETA’s new Senior Fitness Specialty certification is designed for fitness professionals wanting tools to safely and effectively train and teach the older adult population. In this foundational course, you’ll master exercise selection principles for chronic conditions, practice fall prevention techniques, learn functional fitness assessment protocols, and discuss ways to best communicate with senior class participants. This course will improve your professional adaptability and help unlock your career potential.

    Fee: $169 — Credits: 7 NETA

  • C & C Aqua Factory: 8:00am–11:00am

    This shallow water format combines fun noodle cardio sequences with Pilates inspired core work to create a total body experience for your participants. Cardio with the noodle allows movement to be performed in multiple body positions and adds intensity to the upper body. Core work with the noodle allows pilates land movements to come to life in the aquatic environment. Walk away with 6 C & C sequences to help build your library of cardio noodle exercises and challenging pilates core work to improve your overall fitness performance.

    Fee: $69 each, 3 or more $59 — Credits: 3 NETA, .3 ACE, 3 AFAA, .3 NASM

  • Mastering the Marathon: 8:00am–11:00am

    Participation in marathon running has grown dramatically over the last couple decades. This workshop reviews historical highlights of the marathon race as well as physiological considerations, training essentials, and nutritional strategies to maximize marathon performance. Whether you are training clients for their first marathon or striving to achieve a personal record, this workshop will provide you will the insights to safely and effectively cross the finish line.

    Fee: $69 each, 3 or more $59 — Credits: 3 NETA, .3 ACE, 3 AFAA, .3 NASM

  • Fitness Industry Updates: 11:15am–11:45am

    Stay informed of important issues that may impact your fitness career! This session will provide important fitness industry updates with regard to the Coalition for the Registration of Exercise Professionals (CREP), the United States Registry of Exercise Professionals (USREPS), legislation pertaining to the regulation of exercise professionals, and top fitness industry trends.

    Free — Credits: 1 NETA

  • Medicine Ball Power Powered by SPRI New!!: 12:00pm–3:00pm

    Power is needed in various sports and activities, and the medicine ball is the perfect power training tool! In this workshop, you’ll learn a wide variety of medicine ball exercises and strategies to incorporate medicine balls into any group exercise class, small group training session, or one-on-one with clients. Participants will learn to easily develop workouts that balances strength, and power!

    Fee: $69 each, 3 or more $59 — Credits: 3 NETA, .3 ACE, 3 AFAA, .3 NASM

  • Physical Activity for Special Medical Considerations New!!: 12:00pm–3:00pm

    Until the middle of the 20th century, infectious disease was the major health threat to society. Today, chronic diseases related to unhealthy lifestyle behaviors, are the leading cause of disability and premature mortality in the U.S. This classroom-based workshop reviews the public health burden of chronic diseases including hypertension, cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, and osteoporosis, as well as the evidence that regular physical activity reduces the risk for and helps to manage these medical conditions. This workshop will also review programming considerations and provide exercise guidelines for those affected by chronic disease.

    Fee: $69 each, 3 or more $59 — Credits: 3 NETA, .3 ACE, 3 AFAA, .3 NASM