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Popular Diets: Promises and Pitfalls - CEC Course

Popular Diets: Promises and Pitfalls - CEC Course

The media loves best-selling books about fad diets and weight control! Can they really help us get healthier, lose weight and improve athletic performance? Find out in this in-depth look at the practicality, sustainability and reality of today's most popular diets, including the South Beach Diet®, the Atkins™ Diet, the Zone™, Sugar Busters! and others.

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Yoga: Adjust Me Puhleeeeeze!

Yoga: Adjust Me Puhleeeeeze!

This workshop will deepen your understanding of optimal alignment and adjustments in standing poses, backbends and hip openers. We'll examine modifications for challenging poses and discuss the use of props for assistance. Learn how to bring greater stability and energy flow to each yoga pose to facilitate a greater sense of joy and empowerment.

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Yoga Therapy: The Shoulder Girdle - CEC Course

Yoga Therapy: The Shoulder Girdle - CEC Course

Do you have the weight of the world on your shoulders? Explore and experience methods for releasing the tension and tightness that we build up in our shoulder girdle. Learn the anatomy of the shoulder girdle and its connections to the rest of our body, allowing us to feel freedom and lightness in our posture. Discover the openness and stability we can bring to our heart and throat chakras.

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Women, Metabolism and the Hormonal Highway!

Women, Metabolism and the Hormonal Highway!

This course discusses the special concerns and questions women have, including peri-menopausal challenges, muscle strength, body composition, metabolism, the hormonal roller coaster and other physiological factors that play an enormous role in training. Explore practical and useful information to guide your female clientele about dietary intake, energy expenditure and exercise for a lifetime.

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Winning Group Strength Program Design

Winning Group Strength Program Design

Whether you are new to teaching group exercise or not, this course is a must for anyone who teaches muscle conditioning segments, or even full classes that focus on muscle conditioning. We'll delve into the rationale behind selecting specific exercises and learn how to sequence them for maximum effect. In addition, we'll discuss and practice correct techniques for the most commonly used exercises. Take away numerous exercises that utilize only body weight, exercise tubing and hand weights.

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Whole Foods or Sports Nutrition Products – Hype Vs. Reality

Whole Foods or Sports Nutrition Products – Hype Vs. Reality

Weekend warrior or seasoned endurance junkie, athletes tend to think specifically designed sports nutrition products are better suited to their activities than traditional whole foods. While both can have a place in their training and racing, certain situations may call for one option over another to provide a better nutritional strategy to meet their requirements. Learn how different types of athletes can use both real food and ergogenic aids, such as bars, gels or drinks appropriately to provide energy and electrolytes during their training sessions and races.

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Where Do I Start? The Trainer's Guide to Exercise Prescription Course

Where Do I Start? The Trainer's Guide to Exercise Prescription Course

If you are a new trainer, or simply need a refresher course on assigning the right exercises to your clients, this is the course for you. We'll discuss injury prevention through orthopedic assessment by looking at what bones are made of and how they are formed. Learn what gets in the way of motion and how we tend to compensate for limitations in motion. More importantly, we'll examine why the maintenance of muscular availability around a joint is imperative for optimal joint function.

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Viva Step Diva!

Viva Step Diva!

Let your inner diva out and explore the infinite possibilities of step choreography! Learn how to make basic steps fabulous while adding your own style, attitude and some simple tricks. Create new signature moves that will wow your audience and have them begging for more. In no time, you’ll be a step diva legend!

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Vital Anatomy-Functional Applications

Vital Anatomy-Functional Applications

Why do we have a talus? Why is our pelvis an interdependent ring? How do the muscles of our legs move our upper body? Anatomy is subservient to function, and when we understand functioning anatomy, we maximize the efficiency of our body. The secret is to obey the laws of function. In this interactive session, we'll discuss exercise and movement applications that are consistent with the body's design; a 6-step process for choosing the right exercise for the right client; and the "new science" of anatomy and how it is changing the way we train.

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Using Function to Avoid Dysfunction in Aging

Using Function to Avoid Dysfunction in Aging

Let's take a look at some new perspectives on working with older adults. See how making an early start on healthy aging practices and focusing on fun, mentally engaging exercises will help older adults to maintain functional status. Learn why and how exercise counters age-related declines, and also which exercises are required for different individuals. Walk away with realistic exercise regressions and progressions, as well as mentally engaging exercises that can be used to dial up the fun factor while enhancing neural plasticity.

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