2022 Personal Trainers Virtual Conference

Get up to date on the latest advances in research and its practical application at the 2022 NSCA Personal Trainers Virtual Conference.

October 25 - 28, 2022 | Online Only | Eastern Time | 2.0 CEUs Category A

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Get up to date on the latest advances in research and its practical application. Learn about new developments in the field from industry leaders, researchers, and colleagues. Walk away with valuable science-based knowledge and skills that will immediately benefit you and your clients!

Our 2022 Personal Trainers Virtual Conference is packed with a valuable lineup of speakers and sessions designed to advance your expertise. Use what you learn here to support the needs of every client! From special populations and nutrition to sports and women’s health—there will be relevant topics for all levels of experience and all types of clients!

The best part is connecting virtually allows you to continue to serve your clients and apply what you learn the same day! Join us from home, the office, or the studio to participate in live stream sessions, interactive Q&A’s and more. 


Schedule is subject to change.

Event Itinerary - Tuesday, October 25 - Eastern Time Zone
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
Monitoring Load & Fatigue in Personal Training
by Dane Bartz, PhD, CSCS
  1. Define the connection between fatigue and load with enhanced performance and risk of injury.
  2. Learn appropriate monitoring and tracking methods to manage client outcomes.
  3. Recognize the value of utilizing external and internal loading variables in training.
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Beyond Strength: Youth Training Principles in Practice
by Jim Davis, MEd, MA, RSCC*D
  1. The essentials of Strength & Conditioning in the private youth training space (how to safely improve performance in an adolescent population).
  2. Increased understanding of SEL research (what works? what lessons are proven to truly last a lifetime?).
  3. Methods and skills to teach character-driven training to keep young athletes excited about training!
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Kettlebell Swing: Patience and Power
by Brett Jones, MS, ATC, CSCS
  1. Identify the timing and rhythm of a powerful kettlebell swing.
  2. Establishing the athletic hinge and power position.
  3. Identify proper form, breathing, and execution of the kettlebell swing.
3:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Hypertrophy Training: Clearing Up Myths and Misconceptions
by Brad Schoenfeld, PhD, CSCS,*D, CSPS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA
  1. Understand how resistance training variables and their interactions influence muscular development.
  2. Design programs specific to optimizing muscle hypertrophy.
Event Itinerary - Wednesday, October 26 - Eastern Time
12:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Registration closes at 5 PM eastern, Wednesday, October 26.

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Personal Training Professional Development Group Meeting
by Host: Gini Grimsley
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
Using Semi-Private Training to Grow Your Personal Training Business
by Joe Drake, MS, CSCS, NSCA-CPT*D
  1. Identify the major benefits (beyond financial) to running small groups for trainer longevity & client results.
  2. Layout the 2 most effective blueprints to implement small groups into your personal training business.
  3. Establish pricing standards that make it easy to sell and fit into your current PT business model.
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Best Practices for Training Clients with Low Back Pain
by Tatiana Lampa
  1. How to treat clients with low back pain.
  2. How to design a program for clients with back pain.
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Training Our Civilians to Succeed in a Commercial/Personal Gym in the Tactical Population (Military, Police, Fire)
by Donny Bigham, MS, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F,*D, RSCC
  1. Programming with minimal equipment.
  2. Training Specificity Priorities for the Warrior.
  3. Baseline Essentials for our Tactical Population.
3:00 PM - 4:50 PM
The Tall and the Short of it: How Lever Lengths Affect Lifters (And How to Optimize Lifts for Different Body Types)
by Melody Schoenfeld, MA, CSCS,*D, RCPT*E & Lee Boyce
  1. Understand the importance of individual bodies in relation to the lift/movement in question.
  2. Identify ways to change traditional form requirements for common lifts based on an athlete's lever lengths, body type, and abilities.
Event Itinerary - Thursday, October 27 - Eastern Time
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
5 Game-Changing Biceps Training Tips
by Nick Tumminello, NSCA-CPT
  1. The mistakes even experienced lifters and trainers make.
  2. How to build biceps strength through the true full range of motion.
  3. The redundant biceps exercises you just don’t need to do and The two types of biceps exercises you need for complete strength.
1:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Training the Postpartum Client — Exercise Considerations When Working with Individuals Who Have Given Birth
by Stephanie Paplinskie, MA, CSCS

Attendees of this session will learn the most recent evidence-based exercise recommendations & guidelines for training postpartum individuals, not limited to, but including:

  1. Understanding evidence-based guidelines to design safe and effective training programs for postpartum clients.
  2. Learning modifications, variations, and exercise progression for training.
  3. Understanding how pregnancy and the year after delivery can impact a person’s physical activity and exercise participation for the remainder of their lives. 
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
The Secret Nutrition Language of Your Clients: What They Say and What it Means
by Stephanie Mull, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS
  1. Explain why optimal nutrition is vital for exercise performance and progression. 
  2. Identify measurements of performance that could be connected to suboptimal nutrition. 
  3. Know when to refer to a nutrition professional.
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Movement Progressions: From Pro to Weekend Warrior
by Bryan McCall, CSCS, RSCC*E
  1. Design a Dynamic Movement Prep to enhance your training session.
  2. Learn how to fuse explosive jumps, reactives with position specific footwork.
  3. Maximize max velocity and acceleration with resistance.
Event Itinerary - Friday, October 28 - Eastern Time
12:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Chain Reaction to Eccentric Loading
by Rocky Snyder, CSCS, NSCA-CPT
  1. Understand that pronation is not an action exclusive to the feet, but is a whole body response.
  2. Realize that there is a movement pattern that is the most efficient and by encouraging the whole body toward that pattern can allow athletes to achieve greater performance levels.
  3. Acquire the ability to implement the concepts and movements into a client's/athlete's program immediately.
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Intermittent Fasting Differences Between Male and Female Population
by Julia Glanz, MS, RD, CSCS
  1. Identify the different types of fasting and benefits for each type.
  2. Understand how fasting affects male and female physiology.
  3. Learn how to sync fasting with a women's menstrual cycle / hormone fluctations for optimal exercise performance and body composition.
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Sarcopenia and Aging
by Robert Linkul, MS, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA
  1. In this session attendees will learn about the devastating effects of sarcopenia and how detrimental it is to the aging body.
  2. Attendees will learn about programming that will specifically assist older adults in gaining or maintaining muscle mass as they age.
  3. Attendees will learn about the most effective and efficient resistance training exercises that will help older adults get strong quickly.
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Augmenting In-Person Training with Online Clients
by Josh Trammell, MS, CSCS
  1. To understand how offering online training as an in-person trainer can benefit you and your business.
  2. To identify strategies for transitioning to a hybrid business model.
  3. To develop and target a niche for your business. 

Registration Pricing

Click HERE for downloadable Registration Form (PDF)

  Through Sept 8 Sept 9 - Oct 20 After Oct 20
Non-Member $420 $455 $480
Professional Member $275 $300 $325
Registration + Professional Membership $405 $430 $455
Student Member $225 $250 $275
Registration + Student Membership $295 $320 $345


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  • Cancellation Policy

    Cancellation Policy

    All refund requests must be submitted in writing (mail, fax, email) and should state the reason for cancellation. Email: conferences@nsca.com


    Full refund less $20 if postmarked by Sept 8
    50% refund if postmarked Sept 9-Oct 20
    No refund after Oct 20, 2022

  • CEU Options

    The NSCA has many options to help you in obtaining the necessary CEUs to recertify.  Please check the CEU Opportunities page for the most current information. 

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  • Other Frequently Asked Questions

    Where is the event being held?

    As a registered attendee, will I receive a recording of the online, virtual or live streamed event? 
    Yes. You will receive a recording approximately 30 days after the event to review anything you may have missed. You will have access for one year. 

    If I miss some of the online, virtual or live streamed event, will this affect my CEUs?
    No. You will receive a recording after the event to review anything you may have missed, therefore receiving the full Category A CEUs. 

    Will I receive a Certificate of Attendance? 
    Yes. A certificate will be emailed to you approximately 2 weeks after the event.

    How do I report my CEUs?
    The NSCA will automatically apply the CEUs to your NSCA Account. If you need to report CEUs elsewhere, you may use the Certificate of Attendance.

    Can anyone register for this event? 
    Yes. Anyone who is interested in an NSCA Event can register. 

    Do I need a Membership to register?
    No. You only need an NSCA Account to register. If you do not have one, you can create one for free.

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