Pre-Convention Sessions

Looking for a more hands-on approach to your business? With limited space available for a more intimate experience, work with industry leaders to maximize your learning at SUCCEED!

April 12

April 12
Time Session
9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Functional Training for Boomers and Seniors

The 55+ population is the fastest growing age group with the interest and money to spend on 1-on-1 and small group training.  A mix of lecture, demonstration and practice covering the essentials of training this population to improve what matters most to them - their functional ability.

Hosted by: Functional Aging Institute

Presented by: Cody Sipe, PhD
9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Using Corrective Exercise to Build your Best Business

Musculoskeletal disease (MSKD) affects half of the adult population in the U.S., directly and indirectly accounting for more than $874 billion for treatment and lost wages. MSKD is largely attributable to conditions such as low-back pain, shoulder impingement, and common overuse injuries. These conditions are largely preventable, or the symptoms can be reduced with the right approach to training. This workshop will teach how to boost your business by integrating Corrective Exercise Training into every session. Not only can help your clients reach any goal but now you can also reduce their chance of becoming an MSK statistic!  

Hosted by: NASM/AFAA

Presented by: Kyle Stull
10:00 am to 1:30 pm

BRING YOUR NUMBERS! Dig into the KPI's you Should be Measuring, What to Expect, the Must-have Data and Formulas

This workshop is one of a kind!  Bring YOUR numbers and work with the best educators in fitness to get a better understanding of how your business is performing, identify key areas to improve, and get recommendations on how to thrive in the future.  With personalized feedback, our experts assist you so you know exactly where to take your business in the future.

Hosted by AFS; Lunch Included

Presented by: Frank Pucher, Presented by: Jarod Cogswell
10:00 am to 1:30 pm

Turning Vision Into Reality: What to Know When Starting Your Own Business

Starting a business in today's competitive environment can be a daunting challenge.  Are you ready to make the leap from fitness professional to entrepreneur?  In this interactive pre-con workshop you'll work with two of the brightest minds in the fitness industry to better understand what you need to do to be ready, the skills you need to acquire, and how to thrive in the future!

Hosted by AFS; Lunch Included

Presented by: Steve Tharett, Presented by: Rick Mayo
10:00 am to 1:30 pm

Leveraging Social Media to Attract and Retain Members and Clients

Social media is ALWAYS one of the top ways fitness studios of all sizes generate leads and stay engaged with their members and clients.  Within this intimate workshop, you'll gain an in-depth understanding from three of the most gifted social media educators in fitness!  Learn everything from generating leads, best practices for engagement, and work with others as you learn what's working NOW to build out YOUR social media strategy. 

Hosted by AFS; Lunch Included

Presented by: Amanda Vogel, Presented by: Fred Hoffman, Presented by: Scott Rawcliffe

 

 


 

Post-Convention Session

Maximize your convention experience while the ideas are still fresh. Work with AFS experts to funnel everything you've learned into a cohesive action plan you can implement immediately in your business.

April 14

April 14
Time Session
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Turn Your Learning Experience into a Take-Home Action Plan

You've just taken in hours of knowledge from the best educators the fitness industry has to offer - now what? In this intimate session, you'll work with three of the best educators around to put together a plan for when you get home.

Get a better understanding of what ideas, trends, and action items you want to implement NOW to have your best year yet. Ask questions, work in teams, leverage the advice of others as you plan out exactly what your business needs to thrive.  

This workshop is one of a kind!  Bring YOUR numbers and work with the best educators in fitness to get a better understanding of how your business is performing, identify key areas to improve, and get recommendations on how to thrive in the future.  With personalized feedback, our experts assist you so you know exactly where to take your business in the future.

Hosted by: AFS

Presented by: Frank Pucher, Presented by: Shannon Fable, Presented by: Jarod Cogswell