February 15-18, 2018 : Bloomington, MN

All workshops provide NETA, ACE, AFAA & NASM CEC’s, including new workshops featuring: Body Weight Training, Foam Rollers and More: Fitness for Fascia, and Fundamentals of Nutrition for the Fitness Professional. Space is limited…register early!

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Thursday, February 15

Yoga Foundations Specialty Certification (Day 1): 8:00am–6:00pm

Our intensive, two–day Yoga Basics workshop provides hands–on experience in teaching beginner yoga formats through a breakdown of 20 poses focused on alignment, safety, variations and breathing techniques. In addition to the basics of class formatting, you’ll discuss yoga history through exploration of the 8 limbs, learn the anatomy and physiology of the nervous and respiratory systems, as well as discover ways to encourage and motivate your participants through verbal refinements and inclusive cuing. This certification will provide 2 sample beginning yoga classes as well as time for practice teacher under the supervision of an experienced yoga teacher.

Early Bird Fee: $349 | Standard $399 — Credits: 20 NETA, ACE 2.0, NASM 1.9, AFAA 15


Friday, February 16

Yoga Foundations Specialty Certification (Day 2): 8:00am–6:00pm

Our intensive, two–day Yoga Basics workshop provides hands–on experience in teaching beginner yoga formats through a breakdown of 20 poses focused on alignment, safety, variations and breathing techniques. In addition to the basics of class formatting, you’ll discuss yoga history through exploration of the 8 limbs, learn the anatomy and physiology of the nervous and respiratory systems, as well as discover ways to encourage and motivate your participants through verbal refinements and inclusive cuing. This certification will provide 2 sample beginning yoga classes as well as time for practice teacher under the supervision of an experienced yoga teacher.

Early Bird Fee: $349 | Standard $399 — Credits: 20 NETA, ACE 2.0, NASM 1.9, AFAA 15

 

Motivational Interviewing for the Exercise Professional: 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

Foam Roller Pilates New!!: 6:00pm–9:00pm

In this course, you’ll learn how to use the foam roller to promote alignment, core strength, and body symmetry. This workout mimics many of the moves traditionally executed in a Pilates mat class, providing you with a new catalog of Pilates-based exercises you can use to help your participants decrease stress and move with greater mobility, control, and precision.

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

HIIT it with YOGA: 6:00pm–9:00pm

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

Exercise for Parkinson’s and MS New!!: 6:00pm–9:00pm

This classroom-based seminar addresses two prevalent neurodegenerative diseases: Parkinson’s
disease and Multiple Sclerosis. Topics covered include the basic pathophysiology and common
symptoms of disease, benefits (and risks) associated with physical activity, and exercise
recommendations and considerations for individuals having these conditions.

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

Body Weight Training: 6:00pm–9:00pm

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

Cycle 360: 6:00pm–9:00pm

Cycle 360: Cycle, Strength, and Core adds variety to your everyday indoor cycling class and provides
your participants with a total body circuit workout. Cycle 360 combines indoor cycling, and OFF the bike
strength & core training. This allows participants to experience an amazing aerobic workout while also
strengthening their upper body and core. Too often riders forgo strength and core training for more time
on the bike, however, the core is the foundation of all movement, and it is important for riders to develop a
strong core in order to improve cycling performance. Cycle 360 allows rides to get the best formats in one
class while balancing your muscles and avoiding burn out. Completion of the Indoor Cycling
Certificate is a prerequisite and heart rate monitors are strongly encouraged.

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


Saturday, February 17

Group Exercise Certification Review: 8:00am–5:00pm

The GX Instructor Certification review workshop features interactive lectures, demonstrations and handson
applications that help you develop the technical knowledge and leadership skills to become an
effective and successful group exercise instructor. Includes proctored exam administered at conclusion of
workshop.

Recommended Study Material: The Fitness Professional’s Manual, 4th ed. $59

Early Bird Fee: $249 – Standard $299 — Credits: 6 NETA

Personal Training Certification  (Day 1): 8:00am–5:00pm

The PT Certification review workshop features 14 hours of interactive lectures, demonstrations and
hands-on applications that help you develop the technical knowledge and leadership skills to implement
safe, effective, motivational exercise programming for your clients. Includes proctored exam administered
at conclusion of workshop.

Recommended Study Material: The Fitness Professional’s Manual, 4th ed. $59

Early Bird Fee: $399 – Standard $449 — Credits: 14 NETA, 1.4 ACE, 15 AFAA, 1.4 NASM

Pilates Mat Specialty Certification (Day 1): 8:00am–5:00pm

This specialty certification covers the fundamental principles of Pilates, and teaches you how to apply
them to 40 different exercises. Additionally, learn how to cue, correct form, and apply modifications.
Workshop includes exam (Valid for 2 years)

Study Material: Pilates Manual $35

Early Bird Fee: $349 * Standard $399 — Credits: 14 NETA, 1.3 ACE, 13 AFAA, 1.3 NASM

Fitness Yoga Specialty Certification (Day 1): 8:00am–6:00pm

The intensive-two day Fitness Yoga Certification provides hands-on experience in teaching multi-level
flow-based yoga classes in the fitness center environment. Students will learn multiple regressions and
progressions of 15 yoga poses, learn anatomy of the muscular and skeletal systems as it relates to asana
demonstration, and learn the basic techniques behind sequencing classes for safety and balance. In
addition, students will discover ways to better relate to their audience, communicate with their audience,
and create their very own vinyasa based flow practice.

Early Bird Fee: $349 * Standard $399 — Credits: 20 NETA, ACE 2.0, NASM 1.9, AFAA 15

Wellness Coach Specialty Certification (Day 1): 8:00am–5:00pm

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 wellbeing.
Being a wellness coach gives you the unique opportunity to provide individuals one-on-one help
with building strength, both physical and mental.

Recommended Study Materials: Lifestyle Wellness Coaching, 2nd ed. $69, The Fitness Professional’s Manual, 4th ed. $59

Early Bird Fee: $349 * Standard $399 — Credits: 14 NETA, 1.2 ACE, 12 AFAA, 1.4 NASM

Indoor Group Cycling Specialty Certification: 8:00am–3:00pm

NETA’s Indoor Group Cycling specialty certification covers all the basics of teaching cycling classes,
including setting up the room, managing a variety of situations and the many body positions for a safe but
challenging ride. Other key topics include contra-indications, terminology, class formatting, music
selection and cuing. We’ve also added a special section on helping individuals determine the proper level
of exercise intensity to meet their goals. Includes free study guide.

Fee: $169 — Credits: 7 NETA, .6 ACE, 5.5 AFAA, .6 NASM

Barre Connect Specialty Certification: 8:00am–5:00pm

In this one day, NETA Specialty Certification you will learn the fundamentals necessary to design safe
and effective multi-level Barre Connect classes. Leave with a deep understanding of the science,
technique, and 4 main components behind Barre Connect. Discover how to connect the components of
Ballet & Dance Technique, Yoga Postures, Functional Strength Exercises, and Cardiovascular Training to
create a FUN, total body workout.

Fee: $189 — Credits: 8 NETA

Senior Fitness Specialty Certification: 8:00am–3:00pm

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

Becoming a Yoga Professional Specialty Certification: 8:00am–6:00pm

NETA’s innovative Becoming a Yoga Professional Workshop goes beyond the fundamentals of leading a
class by discussing topics that everyone who is approaching yoga as a business opportunity should
know. Instructors will learn to manage difficult situations and relationships, discover ways to better
connect as a yoga coach, as well as discover ways to market themselves and earn income. Find your
unique voice and put it to use by becoming a yoga professional.

Fee: $189 — Credits: 10 NETA, Pending ACE, AFAA, NASM

Yikes! Could I Really Be Sued: 8:00am–11:00am

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

Get Rock Solid New!!: 8:00am–11:00am

Dumbbells, resistance bands, body bars, and medicine balls are equipment staples in most fitness
studios. However, if you have been instructing long enough, you’re probably teaching the same old
strength routine and it may be time to reexamine your class design. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to
add variety and help your class participants bust through training plateaus with a few program design
strategies such as super-setting, tri-setting, and more!

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

Foundations of Resistance Training Program Design: 12:00am–3:00pm

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

Rope Burn: The Ultimate Circuit Training Workout: 12:00am–3:00pm

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to strategically combine the cardio benefits of jumping rope, the
muscular benefits of strength training, and the functional benefits of core training to create a total body
circuit. Learn new movements and sequences that will keep your circuit workouts fresh, exciting and
challenging! GET READY TO JUMP!

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

Catching some Zzzz’s: Sleeping Your Way to Better Health and Performance: 3:30pm–6:30pm

Are you getting adequate sleep necessary to optimize your health, fitness, and performance? This
classroom-based workshop will cover the architecture of sleep, the potential negative impact of sleep
deprivation on overall health and weight management, the importance of sleep for optimal fitness and
athletic performance, and the positive impact of regular exercise on sleep.

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

Fun Group Training: Tread –N-Shred: 3:30pm–6:30pm

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

Glutes,Core, & More New!!: 3:30pm–6:30pm

Clients want a ripped core and for decades trainers and coaches alike have told athletes to “work the
core” – the muscles of the torso that support your every move. The gluteal muscles are so commonly left
out of a strength training program and it’s the combination of a strong core and powerful glutes that allows
for a properly functioning body. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to asses core stability and strength,
and how to design a glutes and core program that will challenge all.

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


Sunday, February 18, 2018

Kettlebell Specialty Certification: 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).

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

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

The PT Certification review workshop features 14 hours of interactive lectures, demonstrations and
hands-on applications that help you develop the technical knowledge and leadership skills to implement
safe, effective, motivational exercise programming for your clients. Includes proctored exam administered
at conclusion of workshop.

Recommended Study Material: The Fitness Professional’s Manual, 4th ed. $59

Early Bird Fee: $399 – Standard $449 — Credits: 14 NETA, 1.4 ACE, 15 AFAA, 1.4 NASM

101 Ways to Bootcamp: 8:00am–11:00am

Bootcamp classes are challenging, fun, and a fantastic workout! If you’re looking for new ideas then this
workshop is for you! Refresh your classes with the ideas generated in this nonstop, action packed, and
high energy workshop. You’ll walk away with new formats, techniques, and ideas to include in your
bootcamp classes all year long.

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

Barre Meets Bike New!!: 8:00am–11:00am

In this workshop, we’ll mix Barre combinations off the bike with indoor cycling that will be sure to chisel
the whole body! You’ll discover how to create the perfect barre & cycling combinations for your
participants that will challenge their cardiorespiratory system, build strength, and keep participants
flexible. Check out how the two of these formats fuse together perfectly!

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

Prenatal Yoga Specialty Certification: 8:00am–6:00pm

In this training, instructors will learn the basic techniques necessary to adapt their traditional yoga classes
to be safe and effective for expecting participants. This workshop provides an in-depth look at the
anatomy and physiology of pregnancy, provides hands on practice of a sample prenatal yoga class, and
gives the opportunity for each instructor to practice and teach a series of pose adaptations. Learn to more
effectively use props and design classes that are safe and comfortable for every participant.

Fee: $189 — Credits: 10 NETA, Pending ACE, AFAA, NASM

Pilates Mat Specialty Certification (Day 2): 8:00am–2:00pm

This specialty certification covers the fundamental principles of Pilates, and teaches you how to apply
them to 40 different exercises. Additionally, learn how to cue, correct form, and apply modifications.
Workshop includes exam (Valid for 2 years)

Study Material: Pilates Manual $35

Early Bird Fee: $349 * Standard $399 — Credits: 14 NETA, 1.3 ACE, 13 AFAA, 1.3 NASM

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

The intensive-two day Fitness Yoga Certification provides hands-on experience in teaching multi-level
flow-based yoga classes in the fitness center environment. Students will learn multiple regressions and
progressions of 15 yoga poses, learn anatomy of the muscular and skeletal systems as it relates to asana
demonstration, and learn the basic techniques behind sequencing classes for safety and balance. In
addition, students will discover ways to better relate to their audience, communicate with their audience,
and create their very own vinyasa based flow practice.

Early Bird Fee: $349 * Standard $399 — Credits: 20 NETA, ACE 2.0, NASM 1.9, AFAA 15

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 wellbeing.
Being a wellness coach gives you the unique opportunity to provide individuals one-on-one help
with building strength, both physical and mental.

Recommended Study Materials: Lifestyle Wellness Coaching, 2nd ed. $69, The Fitness Professional’s Manual, 4th ed. $59

Early Bird Fee: $349 * Standard $399 — Credits: 14 NETA, 1.2 ACE, 12 AFAA, 1.4 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 Informational Workshop — Credits: 1 NETA

Medicine Ball Power Powered by SPRI: 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: 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

Senior POWER: 12:00pm–3:00pm

Should and can older adults perform power training? YES! Power training is essential for maintaining
activities of daily living and enhance functional capacity in older adults. In this workshop, you’ll learn all
the critical aspects of a safe and effective functional power program for older adults, including equipment,
technique, moves, and contraindications. POWER up your seniors!

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