8:00 am — 5:00 pm
Southern Saratoga YMCA
1 Wall Street

Clifton Park, NY 12065 United States
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ActivMotion Bar is excited to partner with the Capital District YMCA Association of New York to offer some incredible learning opportunities for fitness professionals of all levels and types. Our events will take place on November 18th and 19th, and instructors can attend just one, two or all three events based on what they feel is necessary. Below is a description of each of the events along with the applicable day and time it is taking place.
ActivMotion Bar and Movement Variability Certification (Saturday, November 18th from 9am-3pm)
The ActivMotion Bar Movement Variability Certification presents an incredible learning opportunity for instructors seeking comprehensive knowledge on the most relevant functional training methods, systems, programming and protocols in the fitness industry today.
We all know that our clients and members have passions that exist outside of the gym. Some are passionate traveling, some about their kids (or grandkids) and some about running, biking, kayaking, swimming, golf, tennis, or some other sport/hobby. Therefore, one of our main jobs as trainers and instructors is to prepare our clients and members for doing what they love.
If you observe the way most people move in the gym, it is quite opposite of the way they move outside of the gym as they participate in their lifes passions. Think about it…when in life do we pick up an object with strict form only to put it back down in the exact same spot? NEVER! In life, we move dynamically against many unpredictable and variable elements, like instability, gravity, momentum, acceleration and deceleration.
We use the ActivMotion Bar in this course to exploit these dynamic and variable forces. Because ActivMotion Bars are hollow and partially filled with weighted ball bearings that shift dynamically inside, we can safely put all of these functional training variables in our clients hands. And with the proper systems of cueing, programming and coaching, we can help cause their central nervous system and muscle tissue to adapt and respond to the instability and other dynamic forces with strength, precision and confidence.
This course will vastly expand your knowledge as a fitness professional, and will give you many, many new functional training strategies and tools to use in one on one and group training settings!
This course offers 7/.7 CECs for ACE, NASM and AFAA certified fitness professionals.
Instructors attending this course will receive a full training manual and access to the ActivMotion Bar Movement Variability online video platform.
ActivMotion Bar Pilates Workshop (November 19th, 9am-11am)
Body awareness is developed as a result of the synthesis of information coming from what we see, feel, and sense through our proprioceptive and vestibular systems. Core and full body strength is developed as a result of loading the body’s muscle tissue with resistance. The practice of Pilates has made these two training adaptions artfully simple and extremely effective. In this workshop, learn why body awareness and balance is much more than the ability to maintain your center of mass. Explore the body’s basic systems that enable us to determine our position in space and react to outside stimuli accordingly in order to stay upright and strong. And last, learn how the ActivMotion Bar can help us facilitate greater body awareness by helping clients find postural equilibrium faster while engaging core muscles up to 200% more than with standard props.
This course offers 2/.2 CECs for ACE, NASM and AFAA certified fitness professionals.
Balance Now! Workshop for Training Active Adults and Seniors (November 19th, 12pm-2pm)
Balance in the real world is SO much more than we think! Our living environment is ever changing. Forces such as gravity, acceleration, deceleration and momentum are constantly pushing and pulling our center of mass in different directions as we move through space.
For the most transferable and useable functional balance training, exercises need to challenge the body in ways that simulate the forces and variability that life throws at us everyday. Additionally, we need to ignite the body and mind in the process by integrating senses like touch, vision and sound into the picture. This allows us to heighten awareness and develop a deeper understanding of what balance really is relative to our position in space. In this workshop, we will introduce and explore new science-backed approaches to how we can truly help our aging population replace fear with confidence and live life stronger everyday.
This course offers 2/.2 CECs for ACE, NASM and AFAA certified fitness professionals.


November 18, 2017 @ 8:00 am
November 19, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
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