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LEVEL 1 - Part 1

The KSLC will provide assessment of the lifter and development of the skills necessary to compete in Girevoy Sport. The participant will learn: Flexibility testing of the hip, trunk, shoulders and upper extremities Assistance exercises and drills with and without kettlebells for flexibility and improve ROM (range of motion) Variations of complimentary exercises, fundamental exercises and assistance exercises for strength, power and endurance Breathing assessment and breathing strategies for fundamental and complimentary exercises with one and two kettlebells Breathing assessment and breathing strategies for Classic lifts with one and two kettlebells Technique of Classic Lifts with one kettlebell: Snatch, Jerk, Long Cycle Technique of Classic Lifts with two kettlebells: Jerk, Long Cycle Fundamental exercises and drills with one kettlebell Complimentary exercises and drills with one kettlebell Fundamental exercises and drills with two kettlebells Complimentary exercises and drills with two kettlebells Grip, legs, torso, arm positioning and their variations for competition strategies for Snatch Rack position variations, overhead fixation variations and competition strategies for Jerk Grip variations, rack position variations, overhead fixation variations and competition strategies for Long Cycle Program design for endurance, strength and power.

Instructor: Yuri Petunovs
Date: 11/11/16
Time: 9:00am – 6:00pm


Saturday November 12, 2016 ---- REGISTER NOW!


Fitness is an essential part of optimal development for all individuals. For a long time the autism and developmentally disabled population has been overlooked as a demographic needing specific fitness programs. Given the various deficits in physical, adaptive, and cognitive functioning, developing effective and appropriate fitness programs for these populations can seem overwhelming.

In this brains-on, hands-on workshop, Autism Fitness Founder Eric Chessen, M.S., will guide attendees through his system of assessing Physical, Adaptive, and Cognitive abilities (PAC Profile) as they relate to fitness and Adapted PE programming. Participants will learn:

Instructor: Eric Chessen
Date: 11/12/16
Time: 8:00am – 9:30am


Expectant moms are being misled. Most popular web sites, magazines, and even leading medical organizations advise them that they should simply walk to stay fit or lift 3-5 pound weights for tons of reps. But does light-moderate exercise really prepare women for, what many will say is, the most difficult physical feat of their lives?

There's a lot more to effective pre-natal training than just kegels. After all, childbirth is called "labor" for a reason. And these female athletes actually have three goals to prepare for, rather than training exclusively for "game day." Learn about the postural, hormonal, and physiological changes of pregnancy from a new mom, who worked out until the day before her delivery. You'll also learn how to program for your pregnant clients so that they may have a stronger 9-months, a smoother delivery, and a quicker recovery.

Instructor: Carolyn Appel
Date: 11/12/16
Time: 9:45am - 11:15am


The squat is one of the most engaging and complex exercises in our arsenal. There are many skills and nuances to the squat besides putting a bar on your back and going for it. Squatting with efficiency takes a certain amount of stability, mobility, and of course strength.

This course will provide you the tools necessary to assess the squat, improve mobility and stability, determine if and where activations are necessary, as well as work through progressions and regressions. When all is said and done not only will you improve your squat but you'll "know squat" and have tools to share as a coach and trainer.

Instructor: Heather Osswald
Date: 11/12/16
Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm


Creating an effective training program using the foundations of exercise is something we do every day as fitness professionals. This workshop will help you develop the foundations of your business and help you develop effective management and marketing solutionsfor growth.

Success in this field is a balance of your technical knowledge with a business skills. These two combined will provide optimal results. This course will help you assess your current business practices and situation. This will provide you a "starting point" and a roadmap forward.

This workshop will discuss the basic elements of building a business and dive deep into the world of management and marketing that will be unique to you. With these tools you'll develop the confidence you need and the next steps you will need to take to grow your business. When you finish this course work you'll leave with a new outlook on this industry and some actionable takeaways to help your business develop and grow.

Instructor: Joey Olivo
Date: 11/12/16
Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm


To quote Mike Boyle, "injury prevention is just good training." Yet injuries will and do happen to our clients and athletes. The task at hand is finding a solution to prevent injuries from reoccurring. Rehabilitation, when left incomplete, doesn't quite prepare the clients to jump back into training.

We, as strength coaches and trainers need to educate ourselves in order to take advantage of the transition period between rehab and performance training that can optimally complete the process to prevent re-injury.

This course will outline a trainer's scope of practice, breakdown common injuries, and how you can select exercises for a client's programs after they've completed physical therapy. Having a previous injury isn't a life sentence to be in rehab purgatory. In fact, quite the opposite, implementing corrective and physical therapy guided exercises alongside strength training can be a highly effective way to bridge the gap between performance and therapy.

Instructor: Chris Cooper, NSCA-CPT,LMT
Date: 11/12/16
Time: 3:15pm - 4:45pm


What if you could maximize retention by guaranteeing that your client sees the value not just in personal training, but in each and every session delivered? In essence, each personal training session is a learning experience in which the fitness professional guides the client to a new understanding of how to move and function better. If this experience is optimally organized with set outcomes, the client walks away with a clear sense of purpose and with a sense of confidence in the personal trainer as a coach and mentor.

In this session you will learn how to set specific and focused outcomes for each session beyond the simple completion of the workout. You will also learn skills to assess retention and understanding so that the client clearly comprehends the underlying strategy behind the workout. The end game goal is to enhance that comprehension so the client has a clear picture of their fitness journey, increasing buy in and commitment to the personal training process.

Instructor: Andrea Pelletierre
Date: 11/12/16
Time: 5:00pm – 6:30pm

Sunday November 13, 2016 ---- REGISTER NOW!


An in-depth look where common dysfunctions that both the general population and our clients face. This course will provide the real-world solutions for maximizing client's optimal movement patterns, increase gains and reduce injuries.

Instructor: Chris Cooper & Heather Osswald
Date: 11/13/16
Time: 8:00am – 9:30am


Core training has undergone a major overhaul over the last several years. Due to a more comprehensive understanding of functional anatomy and how breathing, the diaphragm, and the pelvic floor effect core function, it's critical that you incorporate these new advances into your core training approaches to improve your clients' results. Gone are the days of isolating certain muscles of the midsection for aesthetic and athletic improvements. Now, effective core training is total-body training.

In this mixed lecture and practical session, Carolyn will introduce a three-part progression to help you understand and implement the latest techniques. Within the 3C system you will learn how to increase your clients' core Control, Capacity, and Context. Be ready to move!

Instructor: Carolyn Appel
Date: 11/13/16
Time: 9:45am - 11:15am

Shifting Your Business From Good to Great by Building a Well-Loved Personal Brand!

In every industry, competition dictates the long term success of business. In a highly saturated competitive market, consumers expect more for their money and they believe that the perfect brand partnership can be found if they shop around. When market conditions reflect such volatile change, your business - and your profits - depend on whether your business model can shift from a commodity to a brand.

Personal Training has historically existed as a low-competition marketplace. Today, consumers not only have a range of options in personal trainers, they are enjoying the freedom that comes from a host of technology based training options that include on-demand group fitness videos, remote training and social fitness programs tied to wearable devices. When it comes to real-time options, consumers are showing preferences for group training studios which appeal to our social nature as human beings.

How do you compete against such a diverse and competitive brand landscape? How do you cut through the noise? The answer: by developing your personal brand.

Personal branding influences buyers by identifying those who can benefit from what you have to offer and makes them care so deeply about what you have to offer that they are moved to act. That doesn't mean lying to the buyer. It means figuring out who needs your services, and sharing a compelling story.

In today's competitive marketplace a Personal Trainer must look beyond technical competence by developing branding and business practices that create a powerful brand position. Your brand position creates familiarity, trustworthiness and value alignment with the buyer. It enables you to define what makes you unique, target the right segment of the market, and establish a smart approach to communication. If ever there was a time to define a unique brand position, this would be it. Being "good" isn't good enough anymore. If you truly want to build a sustainable business model, in the eyes of the buyer you will need to become truly "great".

In this session, we examine the following concepts and strategies:

Understanding that branding is a journey, participants will be given the chance to put these core concepts into practice in a follow-up session.Those participants who attend and complete session one will be invited to enroll in a digital session one week later. This add-on session will be a chance for participants to define their core values, write a brand story, identify their target market and draft a marketing blueprint for their own Personal Training business.

Instructor: Robert Barcia
Date: 11/13/16
Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm


Mini Band Mania is a hands on workshop to shows you how to use Mini Bands for training purposes. It takes you through a progression from injury rehab exercises all the way to sports performance exercises. The program breaks down shoulder specific exercises, core exercises and hip dominate exercises. You will learn how to implement these exercises into your current training programs. The presentation will teach you how these inexpensive tools can be super effective.

Instructor: Chris aka "Flo" Flores
Date: 11/13/16
Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm


Every skill has a learning curve, including technique and form taught in the fitness environment. Learning begins as a cognitive process that translates into application and all skills, including movement, must progress along a neural continuum. By understanding adult an ,particularly, kinesthetic learning theory, the fitness professional can target coaching to help the client move better. In this session, you will learn how to conduct the learning experience to speed up the client's learning curve from verbal instruction to actual physical movement.

Instructor: Andrea Pellettiere
Date: 11/13/16
Time: 3:15pm – 4:45pm

Personal and Business Financial Planning for Fitness Professionals

In this class trainers will gain a better understanding abut the important issues concerning their personal finances as well as the finances of their business. They will have an opportunity to plan out their financial futures and also determine ways to improve their business and find creative ways of enhancing their income streams.

Instructor: Frank Rotella
Date: 11/13/16
Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm