As the end of not only another year but a decade approaches, it’s easy to look back and wonder where the time went. It’s also an opportunity to look forward to 2020 and set some clear goals for personal and professional development. Consider how you can enhance your career by adding a new format, skill set, or area of expertise.
NETA’s Fit Fests provide a comprehensive opportunity to expand your portfolio and learn from both knowledgeable instructors and peers via interactive hands-on workshops and lectures. On-trend topics will keep you relevant in the industry and will enhance your ability to help clients and participants reach their goals. Plus, Fit Fest weekends are a FUN way to reconnect with your fitness family.
Here are just a few of the Fit Fest offerings to give you 2020 vision for your goals in the new year:
HIIT the Step Dust off those steps that have been sitting in the studio closet and re-visit this tool in a new light. Participants in this workshop will discuss the benefits of aerobic versus anaerobic training, and how to use steps and risers in a fusion between traditional step movements and innovative high-intensity exercises. Upon completion of this workshop, instructors will be able to program and deliver a class that appeals to both traditional steppers and a contemporary crowd.
Roller Reset Self-myofascial release (SMR) continues to be an area of interest among many avid fitness enthusiasts. However, when strapped on time, many individuals forgo recovery activities such as SMR for exercises in which they “feel” the burn. Participants in this three-hour workshop will learn the science behind SMR, ailments common amongst group exercise members, and how to combine foam rolling and targeted core exercises to reset common muscular imbalances, alleviate chronic pain, and still leave members feeling worked and reset!
Youth Fitness Specialty Certification The Youth Fitness Specialty Certification is designed for instructors and trainers who are currently working with children and adolescents or are interested in doing so. Current statistics and general physical activity recommendations for youth ages 3 to 18 will be addressed in addition to stages of child development. Participants will learn how to safely develop youth athletes through multilateral training, as well as how to promote physical activity for a healthier weight. Upon completion of the workshop and the online examination you will earn the NETA Specialty Certificate in Youth Fitness.
Ride & Renew Fusion-classes have continued to gain popularity, as they offer participants the benefits of two formats in half the time. Ride and Renew combines the benefits of an intense cycling workout with counter-balancing yoga poses to restore the body. Learn the effects that high intensity interval training via cycling has on the body, and how to both maximize the benefits and counteract the stressors through the combination of cycle and yoga.
Senior Fall Prevention Triad Falls are the leading cause of fatal injuries among seniors. If you teach or train older adults, then this session is for you! Learn the fall risk factors, educate your participants on minimizing risk, and incorporate fall prevention exercises into your regularly scheduled classes. You can make an impact and help an older adult stay independent longer.
Exercise and Lifelong Brain Health This classroom-based seminar presents the role of physical activity and exercise to maintain brain health into older adulthood and to mitigate the onset of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.
Assessment of Athletic Ability During this interactive workshop, participants will learn and practice a variety of assessments to evaluate balance, mobility, agility, speed, and power. Performance-oriented assessments can add a new and fun dimension to the training programs for athletes and clients of all abilities.
What is your vision for 2020?