We’ve all been there. The moment where what you believed to be your life’s calling becomes mundane. Instructor burn-out, over-training, stuck-in-an-exercise-rut; it goes by many names – the feeling as though you’ve taught this class a thousand times, over-used that playlist, or trained the same client forever. You entered the fitness field for a reason, yet that reason can get lost in the crowd of class notes, choreography, client intake forms, and the never-ending SOAP notes.
NETA’s Fit Fests are an opportunity for you to get out of the routine rut, stay up-to-date on trends and recommendations, generate new ideas, and further your education. Fit Fest is also a great way to form connections with other professionals in the field.
Here are just a few of the 2019 Fit Fest offerings ready to refuel your fitness fire:
Kickboxing is a high-energy, high-intensity, stress-relieving and FUN way to exercise. However, choreographing classes can be intimidating. This workshop will provide you with the knowledge and skills to teach and demonstrate basic martial arts techniques, create kicking and punching combinations, integrate martial arts-inspired agility and speed drills, and use those moves/combinations to design a high intensity workout for your participants.
The next installment of NETA’s 200-hour RYT program courses will debut at the Bloomington Fit Fest this February. Restorative yoga is a way to experience true relaxation. As stress and tension are released, healing and upliftment are promoted in body, mind, and spirit. In this workshop, participants will learn a series of restorative yoga poses, learn modifications and prop variations needed for students with special conditions, practice Yoga Nidra, and participate in hands-on teaching sessions.
It’s been said that there is an app for everything – including everything fitness. Yet does technology actually increase participation in exercise? This classroom-based seminar reviews the effects of fitness technology on adherence to exercise. Topics covered include the emergence and growth of technology (wearables and mobile apps) in the fitness industry, the impact of fitness tech on the adoption of and adherence to regular physical activity, and strategies to leverage technology to influence behavior change among your clients.
Let’s Get Functional!
Set your participants up for enhanced athletic performance, pain-free living, or sustained independence by coaching them through a balanced, “functional” workout. Whether your audience is athletes, young moms, active adults, or a mix, this workshop will give you an easy plug-and-play method of incorporating multiple exercise modalities including sandbags, suspension trainers and kettlebells into a fast-paced, multi-level circuit.
Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Practices
It’s estimated that one-third of participants in a mainstream yoga class have experienced significant trauma. In this workshop, yoga’s effects on the autonomic nervous system will be examined, as well as recommended practices and contraindicated positions. Class and instructor considerations will also be addressed, providing participants with the insight to handle victims of trauma in a mainstream class. Although not a part of NETA’s 200-hour RYT program, this continuing education workshop is a great enhancement to any yoga instructor’s skillset.
Today’s Food Conversation: Plant-Based Diets
Plant-based diets have been shown to help prevent many chronic diseases. In this workshop, we’ll give you a glimpse of the research and benefits behind a plant-based diet, and a few easy-to-implement strategies to start including more plants into your diet. Don’t miss this food conversation!
Research shows that physical activity is beneficial for all, and that it may even improve quality of life for individuals with disability. This course provides education and training for fitness instructors and personal trainers wanting to learn more or who are interested in working with clients requiring scaling or adaptations due to a temporary or permanent disability. The course will introduce disability awareness and understanding, discuss and display various general adaptations to upper extremity, lower extremity, seated and neuromuscular clients through sample workouts.
Mastered the basics of kettlebells? This course will take your instruction to the next level with creative exercises to perfect participants’ swing form. Advanced movements, such as the Turkish get-up and windmill will be broken down into progressions, providing you with the tools to incorporate these exercises with participants of varying fitness levels.
Attending NETA’s Fit Fest provides more than just the requisite continuing education credits. It generates excitement, reignites a passion, and cultivates new ideas. Join us in 2019 to connect with other fitness professionals and rediscover your reason!