3-Day Sessions

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Time: 8.15 - 9.30am

A1O: Deep HiLo
Dom Gili & Debi Godfrey

Discover how to create and deliver deep water HiLo workouts that command a strong body and active mind. Join Dom and Debi for this lecture as they provide ideas on how to rev up the action with high-octane workouts to challenge the cardio and respiratory systems, and reveal how to engage the body and mind with flowing controlled movements that enhance strength, balance and stability. With great take home resources, this session will change the way you teach. L

*N.B. All Friday Aqua sessions will be held on-site at ICC, Sydney

 

Time: 1.30 - 2.45pm

A2S: Success in a small community
Stacey Aldous

Join us for the true and captivating story of a casual fitness instructor in the big smoke who transforms into a business entrepreneur upon returning to her small hometowm. Stacey presents a step-by-step guide to setting up an unconventional yet financially sustainable fitness hub in a small community. Discover the barriers, mishaps and success stories, and workshop what could work in your own community. L

*N.B. All Friday Aqua sessions will be held on-site at ICC, Sydney

Time: 3.15 - 4.30pm

A3S: Liquid form
Marietta Mehanni

How can your participants maximise the benefits out of their aqua workout? Join Marietta for this unique opportunity to view under water and above water footage of classic aqua moves and learn how small shifts and changes in physical form can completely alter the aqua experience. Gain valuable insights that most instructors don’t ever see from the pool or the deck, and take home the know-how to coach participants to more effective exercise execution. L

*N.B. All Friday Aqua sessions will be held on-site at ICC, Sydney

Time: 5 - 6.15pm

A4Q: Aquastrength
Claire Barker-Hemings

As a buoyant, three-dimensional, holistic, non-momentum exercise environment, water differs from land in every way. Join Claire to learn how the philosophy behind Aquastrength is not just about using the resistance of the water, but also the support that it offers the body. Plus, the different types of aquatic equipment (drag, weighted, buoyed, rubberised) are reviewed and their differing effects on muscle action compared. L

*N.B. All Friday Aqua sessions will be held on-site at ICC, Sydney

Time: 9.15 - 10.30am

B1V: Turbulent Tabata
Kathy Johnsun

Expect no equipment in this tough’n’turbulent bodyweight Tabata workout! Just you and your body moving, slicing, jumping, pushing, dragging, kicking and punching through the water using the Tabata protocol. Working individually, with a partner and as a team, your heart rate will rollercoaster as Kathy pushes you beyond your comfort zone! Take home creative new ideas to challenge your classes and build community. WS

N.B. Session will be held off-site at Virgin Active, Pitt St

Time: 10.45 - 12.00pm

B2T: Liquid Barre: Extension
Debi Godfrey

What happens when you combine a wall, water principles, effective exercises and motivating music? You get a highly exhilarating workout like no other! Join Debi to experience unique ideas and concepts that use the buoyancy and turbulence of water to deliver an amazing cardio and toning session. Leave with the inspiration and know-how to give your participants an entirely fresh and highly effective workout! WS

N.B. Session will be held off-site at Virgin Active, Pitt St

Time: 1.30 - 2.45pm

B3T: Flipper Fit
Kerri Parkinson

Do you have clients whose chronic knee, hip or back pain prevents them from participating in weight-bearing classes and who are uncomfortable exercising on land? In this Master Class, Kerri reveals how to use short flippers and buoyant foam barbells, lateral side kicking and seated upright exercises with this demographic. Take home a workout that will have clients seeing and feeling real results within 4 weeks of training. MC

N.B. Session will be held off-site at Virgin Active, Pitt St

Time: 3.00 - 4.15pm

B4T: Aqua extravaganza
Dom Gili & the Aqua All-Stars

Join the aqua celebrations in this very special event! This session brings together the industry's leading aqua fitness presenters for an action-packed, fun-filled water workout. After each presenter showcases their unique style and favourite moves, one after the other, the session culminates in a no-holds-barred group finale like you’ve never seen! MC

N.B. Session will be held off-site at Virgin Active, Pitt St

Time: 9.45 - 11.00am

C1S: Aquastrength Cardio Burn
Claire Barker-Hemings

Experience an exciting, evidence-based program from Aquastrength which can be used in a group exercise session or as part of a personal training program. Join Claire as she presents a dynamic flexibility warm up, compound movements of upper and lower body using drag equipment to help build strength and endurance, high intensity exercises to boost metabolism and calorie burning, and a gentle dynamic cool down. MC

N.B. Session will be held off-site at Virgin Active, Pitt St

 Plenary Session

Time: 11.15am - 12.30pm

C2F: HIIT the water!
Christine Naysmith

What better environment to experience HIIT than the pool? The H2O properties of resistance, buoyancy and turbulence are perfect for all population groups to experience the ultimate in a HIIT group training session. Join Christine for a workout that includes cardio, strength, power, agility and even some healthy competition! Take home the drills, skills and thrills to raise HRs, fitness levels and calorie expenditure. MC P 

N.B. Session will be held off-site at Virgin Active, Pitt St

Time: 12.45 - 2.00pm

C3S: Aqua jazz
Marietta Mehanni

Kick up your heels and feel your energy and mood elevate by using music that connects with your class demographic. Shifting the effort to motivate clients from the instructor to the music enables you to focus more energy and time on execution and technique. Join Marietta as she demonstrates how, when used well, effective and powerful music will inspire choreography and exercises to keep your clients constantly engaged. MC

N.B. Session will be held off-site at Virgin Active, Pitt St 

 Plenary Session

Time: 2.15 - 3.30pm

C4L: Aqua Zumba®: Power up your moves!
Maria Teresa Stone

You’ve heard of the best pool party around – Aqua Zumba – now try it with powerful and intense moves! Join ZES Maria Teresa Stone to experience the power of sprints, jabs and kicks all fused with the hypnotising Zumba rhythms and music. If you’re looking to power up your pool classes, you won't want to miss this session! MC P 

N.B. Session will be held off-site at Virgin Active, Pitt St