2014 Illinois State Clinic

  • Illinois State Clinic

    Date: November 8, 2014

    River North Gym
    222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza
    Chicago, IL 60654

    Parking Option:
    Use spothero.com to find nearby parking. Search for "Merchandise Mart" under the "Office Buildings" heading. 

    Hosted by:
    James Di Naso, MS, CSCS, NSCA-CPT
    +1 815-600-3129

    CEUs: NSCA 0.7, BOC 7.0


    Topics and speakers subject to change without prior notification.

    This clinic may have hands on sessions. Participants are asked to dress comfortably and only participate within their physical limitations.

    Illinois State Clinic
    November 8, 2014

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    All NSCA Conferences and Events are subject to change location and date; as well as possible cancellation without notice.  

    Speaker, topic, and format subject to change without prior notification


    Cutoff days are by postmark
      Now thru Oct 28
    After Oct 28
    On-site Only
    NSCA Member Rate $70 $105
    NSCA Student Member Rate $25 $35
    Non-Member Rate $90 $125


    All refund requests must be submitted in WRITING and should include the reason for cancellation. NO refunds will be accepted via phone.

    A 50% refund will be granted to requests postmarked on or before October 28, 2014.

    NO REFUNDS after October 28, 2014.

    Event Itinerary

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

    8:00am-8:30amCheck-in and On-site Registration
    8:30am-9:30amPain to Performance: Your Client Has Pain, Now What?
    9:35am-10:35amUtilizing Program Design to Increase Client Results, Retention, and Ultimately Your Paycheck
    10:45am-12:00pmAdvanced Training Techniques and Remediation Strategies for the Lower Body
    12:00pm-1:00pmLunch (provided)
    1:00pm-2:00pmTax Strategies for Personal Trainers
    2:05pm-3:05pmPerceived Value, Promoting Your Services as a Fitness Professional
    3:15pm-4:00pmEthical Behavior: How the Right Choice Is Often the Profitable Choice
    4:10pm-5:00pmThe Current State of Personal Training; Roundtable Discussion

    Session Descriptions
    There are good pains and there are bad pains. The types of pain develop from several reasons, but how do you know a good pain from a bad pain? When is it appropriate to push through pain and when is it necessary to back off? Discover what your client’s pain means and how to respond appropriately so you can take your client from pain to performance.
    During this presentation, you will learn how to utilize your program design to help show your client’s quantitative results, increase your client’s session scheduling, overall business planning, and in the end, your paycheck.
    This presentation will educate the personal trainer on how to identify compensatory movement patterns of the lower body during the performance of commonly used exercises. Testing, evaluation, and remedial exercises and techniques will be discussed and demonstrated as part of a strategy to be used in exercise programming with clients who have been identified as having these movement dysfunctions.
    During this presentation financial and tax strategies will be discussed to help personal trainers maximize their profitability and educate trainers on all the tax advantages available to them. There will be an interactive question and answer style discussion during and following the presentation.
    Tom has a unique perspective on the strength & conditioning and fitness industry. Working in the school system as a strength coach and as an independent fitness professional, he will share what he has learned about perceived value and how to maximize your earning potential in the fitness industry.
    Engaging and thought provoking, this presentation will analyze our choices as personal trainers from an ethical standpoint. Examples of how you can increase your revenue with principled habits will be illustrated alongside habits that might stand in your way.