IDEA & ACSM Health & Fitness Summit     February 22-25, 2024 | Hilton Chicago

American College of Sports Medicine

Preconference Events

Feb. 22, 2024

If you've already registered, you can go back in and sign up for preconferences by using the link. 

CPR/AED Certification Sessions

ACSM Members: $60 | Non-members: $80

Session Times: 
10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
12:45 - 2:45 p.m.
3 - 5 p.m.
CPR/AED course at an additional cost. These classes will be offered at the pre-conference day with a maximum of 20 people in each class.
No CECs will be provided for these sessions. 

Angel Castillo

Angel Castillo

STRONG Nation™ Instructor Training

ACSM Members: $120 | Non-members: $140

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8 a.m. - 5 p.m. | 8 CECs
Getting your STRONG Nation™ teaching license is just the beginning of your instructor journey. We have got you covered with support and learning tools that are unparalleled in the group fitness arena. You will not only be prepared to teach but to pack your classes and thrive as a successful instructor. Stop counting the reps. Start training to the beat. STRONG Nation™ combines body weight, muscle conditioning, cardio and plyometric training moves synced to original music that has been specifically designed to match every single move. Every squat, every lunge, every burpee is driven by the music, helping you make it to that last rep, and maybe even five more.

Kelly Bullard

Kelly Bullard

Functional Aging Specialist Certification Workshop

ACSM Professional Members: $299 | Students: $249 | Non-members: $319

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8 a.m. - 5 p.m. | 8 CECs
The Functional Aging Specialist Certification is the premier credential for health and fitness professionals who work with the largest and fastest-growing age group - older adults.  Learn how to develop and deliver safe and effective functional exercise programs for clients of all functional ability levels and with a variety of health conditions.  Use the evidence-based Functional Aging Training Model to improve all 6 Domains of Function (Musculoskeletal; Neuromuscular; Cardiorespiratory; Balance; Mobility; and Cognition) across the 8 levels of the Hierarchy of Functional Aging by using proven functional assessment and training strategies.  The complete online course and certification is included for all live workshop attendees.

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Dan Ritchie

The Sold-Out Class Strategy

ACSM Members: $60 | Non-members: $80

9 - 11:30 a.m. | 2 CECs
Many group instructors deal with low class attendance, boredom, and burnout minimizing their passion and impact in their classes. However, few understand the exact key to sweaty smiles, rave reviews, and sold out classes is in the psychology, science, system you bring to the workout! This 2.5 instructor pre-con workshop emphasizes capitalizing on your unique coach persona, understanding the biochemical journey of a member in class, and how to create a replicable class experience without wasting energy. Based on research used to created Hollywood blockbusters and Dane Robinson’s experience coaching fitness on-camera, this is your Sold-Out Class Strategy!


Dane Robinson

Balanced Body ® Anatomy in Three Dimensions: The Knee Common Conditions and Solutions

ACSM Members: $79 | Non-members: $99

1 - 5 p.m. | 4 CECs
Use the Anatomy in Three Dimensions™ system to deepen your understanding of the knee, the surrounding muscles and ligament structures, and how they work together to create stability, mobility, strength, and power in the lower body. Together, we'll not only review the bony landmarks and build all the muscles and ligaments in the area with the Balanced Body® skeleton model and clay; we'll also discuss the most common conditions you'll run into with your clients. You will come away with a clear, three-dimensional view of the knee, as well as practical application to help your clients move with more strength, stability, and resilience.

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Nico Gonzalez         Brian Richey

Event Partners

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