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It is always a pleasure to bring FitnessFest Conference & Expo to the Phoenix-Metro area! The Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center in Scottsdale, Arizona serves as the perfect venue for this action-packed event. Drawing hundreds of participants from both local and national locations, FitnessFest Scottsdale 2014 is a conference not to be missed. If you are exploring the exciting field of fitness and wellness, congratulations! What a rewarding experience it is to make a difference in people’s lives through fitness and wellness training! People have been coming to FitnessFest for over a dozen years for quality education, new ideas, motivation, inspiration, and for guidance to be the best that they can be in the fitness and wellness industry. Whether you are looking to become a personal trainer or group exercise instructor, need to renew your personal training or instructor certification, renew or receive your yoga certification, or are looking for fitness instructor courses, you’ve come to the right place.

FitnessFest Scottsdale Registration On-Site Only

Session Handouts

Apr. 24th – 27th, 2014

TimeWorkshops
Thu., Apr 24, 2014
8:00am-5:00pm
+Spinning® Instructor Training
8:00am-5:00pm
+Total Body Tabata Training
8:30am-5:30pm
+WAITLIST CALL 480-461-3888: Functional Aging Specialist™ Certification Workshop / The Functional Aging Institute™
4:00pm-9:00pm
+Weight Loss
Fri., Apr 25, 2014
8:00am-10:00am
+Functional Abdominal and Low Back Training
8:00am-10:00am
+Total Body Tabata™ HIIT
8:00am-10:00am
+Fusion Beatz Bollywood
8:00am-10:00am
+SOLD OUT: Power Packed Pilates
8:00am-10:00am
+Recess Remix: Take the Playground to the Pool
8:00am-10:00am
+(Aqua) Ai Chi
10:00am-10:30am
10:30am-12:30pm
+Dynamic Warm-Ups and Workouts
10:30am-12:30pm
+DECK SPACE ONLY: Deep Core Power
10:30am-12:30pm
+SOLD OUT: Spinning® Get Loaded
10:30am-11:30am
+R.I.P.P.E.D.
11:30am-12:30pm
+POUND – Rockout. Workout.™
12:30pm-1:30pm
1:30pm-3:00pm
+Managing Clients with Chronic Disease
1:30pm-3:00pm
+Body Bar: Barre Trilogy
1:30pm-3:00pm
+Power to the Plank
1:30pm-3:00pm
+DECK SPACE ONLY: tAQUAta™ – HIIT the Water!
1:30pm-3:00pm
+Aqua Yoga
1:30pm-3:00pm
+SOLD OUT: Spinning® Creative Climbs
3:00pm-3:30pm
3:30pm-5:30pm
+SOLD OUT: TRX®: Suspension and Rip™ Training Fusion
3:30pm-5:30pm
+willPower and grace® : move with integrity
3:30pm-5:30pm
+Time Management Should Be a 4-Letter Word
3:30pm-5:30pm
+DECK SPACE ONLY: The Anatomy of Aqua
3:30pm-5:30pm
+DECK SPACE ONLY: Wet Barre: Power
Sat., Apr 26, 2014
7:00am-9:00am
+Bodyweight Bootcamp
7:00am-9:00am
+Sole Training®
7:00am-9:00am
+Shameless Self Promotion – Why Not?
7:00am-9:00am
+Yoga for Weight Loss
7:00am-9:00am
+DECK SPACE ONLY: Simply Hard (Aqua)
7:00am-9:00am
+Aquatic Exercise for Common Conditions
8:00am-9:00am
+Rise and Shine Yoga
9:00am-9:30am
9:30am-11:00am
+The Body as One – Upper Extremity Mechanics and Techniques
9:30am-11:00am
+Dynamic Variable Resistance Training (DVRT)
9:30am-11:00am
+SOLD OUT: Body Bar: Buddha Bar FLEX
9:30am-11:00am
+To Detox or Not to Detox, That is the Question!
9:30am-11:00am
+Pilates for Posture
9:30am-11:00am
+AquaFLEX
9:30am-11:00am
+Two If By Land, One If By Sea
9:30am-11:00am
+SOLD OUT: Spinning® Pedal Stroke and Power
11:00am-11:30am
+Expo Shopping
11:30am-12:15pm
+Keynote: Igniting the Fire Within
12:30pm-2:00pm
+The Fitness Adventure: Creative Youth Fitness Programming
12:30pm-2:00pm
+SOLD OUT: Cardio Dance: Defy Gravity!
12:30pm-2:00pm
+Women, Hormones, Metabolism and Energy Expenditure: Unraveling a Complex Puzzle
12:30pm-2:00pm
+Living on Live Food: Farmer in Your Own Kitchen
12:30pm-2:00pm
+Step, Stretch, Leap: The Yapana® Yoga Way
12:30pm-2:00pm
+DECK SPACE ONLY: Noodle Sculpt
12:30pm-2:00pm
+Aqua Yoga
12:30pm-2:00pm
+SOLD OUT: Spinning® Let’s Jump
2:15pm-4:15pm
+From Good to Great – NASM’s Strategies for Effective Personal Training
2:15pm-4:15pm
+Fusion Beatz Asandi Bollywood Senior Fitness
2:15pm-4:15pm
+Seasonal Eating
2:15pm-4:15pm
+Fletcher Fusion
2:15pm-4:15pm
+Deep H2O Sport Cross
2:15pm-3:15pm
+R.I.P.P.E.D.
3:15pm-4:15pm
+POUND – Rockout. Workout. ™
4:15pm-4:45pm
4:45pm-6:30pm
+Functional After 50
4:45pm-6:30pm
+SOLD OUT: Balance the Burn
4:45pm-6:30pm
+HIIT Me with Your Best Shot – Round 2
4:45pm-6:30pm
+Stress Busters!
4:45pm-6:30pm
+Discovering the “Restore” in Yapana® Restorative Yoga
4:45pm-6:30pm
+DECK SPACE ONLY: tAQUAta™ – HIIT the Water!
4:45pm-6:30pm
+Basic Safety for the Aquatic Fitness Professional
Sun., Apr 27, 2014
7:00am-9:00am
+SOLD OUT: Building a Better Athlete
7:00am-9:00am
+TRX®: Group Rip™ Performance
7:00am-9:00am
+Body Bar: Elegant Strength
7:00am-9:00am
+Healing with Green Smoothies
7:00am-9:00am
+How to Teach Prenatal Yoga
7:00am-9:00am
+Water Warrior – RUNNING DEEP!
9:00am-9:30am
9:30am-11:00am
+Small Group Training: Metabolic Stability
9:30am-11:00am
+The Physiology of Fat Loss: New Findings
9:30am-11:00am
+SOLD OUT: Pilates Power – Magic Circle, Box and Pole II
9:30am-11:00am
+Soothing Sore Muscles with Herbs – Make and Take
9:30am-11:00am
+The Yapana Yoga® Shoulder Sequence
9:30am-11:00am
+Aqua Choreography for the Chronologically Challenged
9:30am-11:00am
+Aqua: Do This, Not That!
11:00am-11:30am
11:30am-1:00pm
+Corrective Flow for Group Personal Training
11:30am-1:00pm
+Total Body Tabata™ Leverage
11:30am-1:00pm
+The Ultimate Brain Booster and Stress Reducer
11:30am-1:00pm
+Medicine Cabinet Makeover
11:30am-1:00pm
+Intro to Therapeutic Yoga
FitnessFest Scottsdale Registration On-Site Only
Conference Package Options:

Online Only Special
Jan. 10th
Early Bird Deadline
Feb. 21st
2nd Deadline
Mar. 14
Last Call
Apr. 10
Full Conference
(incl Saturday Luncheon)
$229 $269 $289 $319
Two Days of Workshops n/a $219 $249 $279
One Day of Workshops n/a $189 $209 $229
Single Workshop n/a $49 $59 $59
04/24/14 Pre-Conference Workshops:
Spinning®
Instructor Training
$325 $325 $325 $325
Total Body Tabata™
Instructor Training
$179 $199 $209 $229
Functional Aging Specialist™ Certification $179 $199 $209 $229
NASM Weight Loss $79 $99 $109 $129
Saturday Networking
Lunch (incl. w/Full Conference)
$12 $12 $12 $12

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations MUST be in writing and postmarked by April 1st, 2014. A $50 processing fee will be deducted from your refund. No refunds will be granted after April 1st, 2014, though you may send someone in your place or transfer your credit less a $25 fee to a future conference. Special Notes and Discounts:

  • Best Value: Full Conference – take as many workshops as you can fit into your schedule Friday, Saturday and Sunday, plus get the Saturday Luncheon & Keynote free (a $12 value). A Full Conference Package does not include pre-conference workshops.
  • Group Rates: Register five participants together and each person will receive 10% OFF total fees. Must register together. Call 480-461-3888 to receive a group code.
  • AEA members: Use Promo Code: AEA when registering to receive a 5% discount.
  • Split Payment Available: Pay half of the Total Due now (+ $10 fee) and the other half by April 1st, 2014.
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