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SUNDAY, October 20th
07:30AM – 08:15AM

Join 2023 AFC Dance and Presenter Discovery Presenter runner-up Hiro for a contagious energetic bout of his original, custom program that combines aerobics and jazz elements conscious of flow, center of gravity, and armwork. We will dance from our fingertips to our feet and slowly expand our range of motion using muscles that we don’t usually use. Experience cardiovascular dance-based fitness conditioning in a way that’s new to most Westerners from an up-and-coming top rising star across Japan and other countries.

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Eng

Flowing with Hatha Vinyasa Yoga Asana techniques to connect your soul, your movements, and your breath. Find your own balancing of body and mind.

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Thai

A workshop ideal for instructors looking to enrich their classes with active agers: movement sequences that incorporate valuable techniques for getting up and down from the floor without hands. Drawing from Ann-See’s regular classes, you will explore a hands-free fitness approach to combat age-related muscle decline of sarcopenia and dynapenia. You will leave this session with blocks of movement takeaways that focus on improving your drive through the muscles of our lower body to enhance balance and foster overall independence.

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Learn to enhance alignment, deep-level flexibility and muscular endurance using a wall. Experience how, through tactile and kinaesthetic feedback, a wall can activate the relaxation response of the nervous system by providing a sense of confidence and security. This format is useful when in-home training or in live streaming sessions, as clients will learn to depend on the walls of their own home to provide physical and emotional security in a new way.

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This intense session emphasizes the power of working with partners while providing a fusion of the functional strength and high-intensity rotational power of the TRX Suspension and TRX Rip Trainers. Explore techniques to energize your training sessions, engage otherwise dormant partners and maximize movement quality, redefining your participants’ experience and your program’s capacity!

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Eng
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Les Mills Asia Pacific
08:30AM – 10:00AM

This workshop is aimed to pique curiosity in every trainer through 3 important questions: 1. Is performance training really for athletes only? 2. What kind of everyday situation would require performance training to mitigate unnecessary injuries? 3. What kind of performance training program can we incorporate into a gym training program to make it fun, easy to digest, and important enough that clients must pay attention? This session will answer all these questions in a very strategic manner that makes sense. Experience it for yourselves!

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Thai

A medicine ball (MB) can be a powerful tool for metabolic conditioning, strength development, and power production. We will explore the application of the medicine ball for power production with clients. You will learn to link the various types of MB throws to the desired outcome, troubleshoot errors, and progress variations. You will leave with a better understanding of the power of the MB for your clients.

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Eng

Even if you do compound lifts and common core stability exercises, you’re still missing something in your quest for the ultimate athletic core. You’ll get to try seven top core training techniques to get more out of your abdominal and oblique exercises, learn some moves that will become staples in your workouts, and discover the abdominal exercises you’re probably doing wrong

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Eng

This is a chair choreographed dance class set for large scale events which is normally only done in dance studio locations. AFC is allowing me to bring this special kind of dance class workout to you all. I’ll bring the choreography and music, AFC will supply the chairs and you bring the heat and the heart. The chair won’t just be the prop, it will be your dance partner. DON’T MISS IT!!

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Join Luciano as he infuses his charismatic energy into a captivating step class that seamlessly blends aerobic steps with dance movements. Let the music set the rhythm while you enjoy a fantastic fusion of dance and fitness in this dynamic session!

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This workshop developed by the Merrithew® team demonstrates dynamic movement sequences that take full advantage of the body’s own weight and gravity. These moves are guaranteed to develop ultimate strength and stability particularly through the core, including the lumbo-pelvic region. The workshop features an intense abdominal series, sequences with rotation and mobilization, as well as a section dedicated to front and side planks.

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Let’s discuss: 1. What happens to our skeletal muscle mass as we age? Why do we need to understand this condition? 2. How can we detect the condition called ‘sarcopenia’ 3. What are some strategies to prevent or treat sarcopenia?

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Thai

1. รู้ว่าเด็กต้องมี กิจกรรม ทางกาย เท่าไร ถึงจะเพียงพอ 2. ความแตกต่าง ของรูปแบบ กิจกรรมทางกาย ของเด็ก และ ผู้ใหญ่ 3. เข้าใจความแตกต่าง ของ physical activity , play , sport , exercise 4. ลบล้าง ความเชื่อผิดๆ ในการฝึกเด็ก (เช่น ยกน้ำหนักแล้วเตี้ย วิ่งช้าๆนานๆปลอดภัยกว่าวิ่งเร็วๆสั้นๆ)

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Fitness is no longer just about exercise. Higher numbers of non-athletes are hiring fitness pros for a better quality of life. As the population is trending older, they will expect more from you than traditional fitness. Enhancing health takes a full-spectrum approach to examine all health behaviours. Fitness professionals are ideally positioned to provide coaching to clients on posture, muscle compensations, sleep, cognitive fitness, general physical activity, nutrition, stress management, and of course, exercise. Discover what you need to know to become a full-spectrum fitness professional while staying within your scope of practice.

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Around the world, my 4+ decade experience has taught me to admire my presenter colleagues who exemplify how to conjugate the verb “to teach love and excellence.” Being an exemplary colleague in our profession means more than attracting a draw of clients and classes to fill any space; it means having a growth mindset, being supportive, taking advantage of collaborative opportunities, and more. As I stay connected to colleagues around the globe as a fitness consultant for several international events on programming committees, I’ve compiled a list of little—but outstanding—things that top sought-after presenters do to stand out and attract attention, year after year. You will learn practical takeaways from what it takes to be considered The Presenter’s Presenter on a global scale and improve both your content and delivery.

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Dietary supplements are considered as a subset of foods, meaning that the supplemental nutrition originally comes from food. There are hundreds of supplements in the marketplace. The majority of marketing for these products is based upon sales goals. Marketing influences decision making and even awareness of facts (data) vs puffery. Join this session and learn: 1. What the current top researched dietary supplements are. 2. Which supplements sell the most to the athletic/fitness market and how this compares to research validation. 3. How to counsel an athlete or fitness enthusiast about choosing a product to use.

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10:30AM - 11:45AM

Plyometrics and Isometrics are valuable training methodologies – let’s put them together! Rapid non-sustained isometrics (ballistic isometrics) are anti-boring and make a significant impact on dynamic strength performance. Plyometrics help you move rapidly and powerfully when life requires you to. Isometrics give you the stability you need. However, long-duration isometrics are overused, create a poor experience for participants, and are not functional. Combining plyometrics and isometrics delivers an engaging, unique workout providing both a high quality and high intensity experience that more accurately prepares you for life and sport than just isometrics alone.

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This active session will discuss the general youth fitness guidelines and explore program design using ACE Integrated Fitness Training model. We’ll feature a series of age-appropriate games and exercises that incorporate the fundamental movement skills necessary for performance, while stressing the value of fun. Understand the key definitions and mechanisms associated with youth physical activity and understand and apply general youth fitness guidelines to a program. Learn to use basic training principles to help program innovative and fun exercises into a program.

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How many of your clients seem disconnected from their bodies when training? Studies on positive focus and visualisation while exercising show improvements in performance and training outcomes. Join Movement Therapist Guillaume Tual in this highly interactive session to learn how you can help your clients reconnect with their inner athletes to achieve their goals faster. From quadrupedal movement training to barefoot stimulation drills, learn how conscious training combined with your knowledge will improve your client’s ability to move, feel and lift better while decreasing their risk of injury.

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STRONG Nation® combines body weight, muscle conditioning, cardio and plyometric training moves synced to original music that has been specifically designed to match every single move. Every squat, every lunge, every burpee is driven by the music, helping you make it to that last rep, and maybe even five more.

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Eng

In the AFC 2022 Dance Competition, Pawida got the 1st Runner-Up Award with the song name Dally of Korean Idol “Hyolyn” This year she brings this song back to teach you to have fun together in your own feelings.

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Thai

Join Kru Bom in this session and learn Pilates principles, explore Pilates mat exercises that are important for our daily lifestyle and practice how to adjust alignment.

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Thai

Learn how to boost athletic performance with Ann-See’s workshop on yoga for sports. An athlete who is holistically physically, and mentally fit and well will naturally exhibit an enhanced performance, showcasing greater endurance, focus, and resilience in their sport. Drawing on Ann-See’s background in Sports Science and experience working with athletes, you will leave this session with five sports-specific yoga sequences that will complement an athlete’s training and enhance core strength, flexibility, and mental focus.

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As many as 80% of Active Agers in the USA market are not participating in traditional workout programs or belonging to a traditional gym. Ann helps you transform these facts into a huge growth potential for your fitness business, sharing how seated programming can be functional, effective, and fun. Together, you will study and practice movement patterns in all three planes of human movement incorporating speed, balance, power, and agility, all essential to keeping us upright against gravity and moving towards staying upright.

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Do you feel underestimated? Have you been lacking confidence as of late and feel you need to do something to get super-charged? In this interactive workshop, we are going to build your personal, inner superhero that you can transform into at a moment’s notice! Bring your creativity and leave feeling empowered, equipped, and energized!

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Join Khun Pat as she explores the changes and challenges as women move through this period of transition and learn how to support health and wellbeing using nutrition and lifestyle practices.

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Eng

We will discuss the importance of hydration status on athletes’ performance, the fluid preparation before, during and after exercise, including how fluid replacement enhances athletes’ performance.

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Thai
11:45AM – 1:00PM
1:00PM – 2:15PM

Most failures in sports training or even everyday life activities happen because we stop our training with only hypertrophy/strength training. Yes, it improves aesthetics and capacity but is it enough to train only hypertrophy/strength alone? This session will answer all these questions in a very strategic manner. We will cover: 1. How Plyometric Training is the linkage from gym to field. 2. Why it is important for both athletes and general populations. 3. How to train properly.

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Thai

When looking at the composition of a client session, it’s usually broken down into warm-up, training component, and cool-down. What is often missing is something that stands out to the client and makes them feel like the session was successful. In this workshop, we will discuss the science and application of finishers and you will have the opportunity to build and complete some of your own. When done, you will have the practical skills to build effective finishers for your clients. Objectives: 1. Understand the physiology and psychology of finishers. 2. Learn basic components of finishers. 3. Build effective finishers.

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In this practical, science-based class, you’ll discover why the best squat depth for athletes isn’t what you think, what everyone gets wrong about squat assessments and proper squat mechanics. Plus, you’ll learn the best barbell squat grip width and stance for your clients, the science showing how partial squats are superior to full squats for improving athletic performance and understand why a forward torso lean during squats is more influenced by your body proportions than by joint mobility. Many corrective exercises to “fix” the squat mechanics are misguided so we will demonstrate how to find each client’s optimal squat stance and barbell grip width for their body.

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Eng
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By eliminating the “jump” aspect of traditional jump roping, your body engages in a continuous rotation with each cycle. This approach swiftly sharpens your ability to synchronize timing, balance, and the full-body coordination needed for rotation. It’s essential for enhancing movement efficiency and increasing power output, while also minimizing the repetitive strain on your body. Over time, the Rope Flow movement has progressively evolved into a worldwide phenomenon. Today, it’s embraced by thousands globally, marking its growth and widespread adoption. Join us!

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Eng

This is a Sunday afternoon chilled out house dance vibe. We will go through some of the basic foundational house dance footwork and leg movement with deep house music creating this special AFC Sunday atmosphere. Step into this house dance feeling for some of that unique house dance healing all while we work on some house dance technique.

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Eng
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Specific tools and information are needed to better train Pilates clients one-on-one. Learn how to cue and correct effectively to help clients achieve optimal form. With this workshop, developed by the Merrithew® team, discover how to observe clients to see if they are stable, correctly aligned, moving fluidly and efficiently, using the right amount of resistance, or using correct equipment adjustments. See how to modify exercises using starting position, range of motion, preparations, and varying dynamics to make the exercises even more appropriate for each client.

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Focusing on breathing is traditionally reserved for yogis, but breathwork is as important as the air itself! In this session you’ll complete a self-assessment to discover your personal breathing-blockages. Then you’ll learn specific techniques to calm, boost and regulate yourself physically and emotionally… at any time! Understanding how to breathe differently will transform your life, and soon you’ll be compelled to share this “breathing technology” with all your clients. Objectives: 1. Assess your own personal energy blockages, and needs. 2. Learn 6 new breathing techniques to practice at any time. 3.Take away information to use with your clients right away.

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We will address screening concepts, assessment concepts, and mobility. Learn the “ IASTM” and Motor control with Tape and Stabilization as corrective exercises to move and enhance sport performance.

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Thai

A “burpee” is a movement military pattern that produces high intensity, anaerobic results, traditionally moving us in short explosive amounts of time from standing to prone on the floor, to standing . Many experts agree that these intense patterns produce not only strength and cardiovascular benefits, but other benefits as well, like improvements in agility and endurance. Originally devised as army punishment, sometimes the universe throws surprises at us that seem like unexpected little suffering punishments of life’s “spiritual burpees.” Join Lawrence for a motivational talk on the powers of engaging in powerful, life-changing “a-ha” changes in perspective that allow us to look at life’s uncomfortable surprises to endure now and also find far-reaching psychological, emotional, and spiritual results.

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Unlock the potential of female physiology with a much-needed update to your training approach. This insightful session, perfect for sports performance coaches, personal trainers, physical therapists, and exercise enthusiasts, focuses on the under-researched aspects of the menstrual cycle. By understanding these nuances, you can help your clients not only achieve their goals but also thrive in their overall well-being. We’ll explore how the menstrual cycle impacts training, nutrition, and health, offering practical tips for tailoring fitness programs to each phase. This approach ensures effective, personalized support for your clients, whether they’re elite athletes or fitness enthusiasts, fostering a holistic path to wellness and peak performance.

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This session will include a primer on what is a carbohydrate, and discuss the different types of carbohydrates, how the body absorbs, digests, and metabolizes them. We will explore carbohydrate intake levels and how they impact acute and chronic sport performance. The connection of carbohydrate to brain function, mental performance and mood states also will be explored. Finally, you will learn about the connection between timed carbohydrate intake and blood sugar levels.

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2:45PM – 4:00PM

We are always using reactivity, but we are not consciously aware of it. Use this to your advantage! Discover how to consciously use reactivity to make both the exercise experience and general physical activity more engaging, enjoyable, and beneficial. From no-tech, to low-tech, to high-tech, you will experience endless options to implement reactivity into whatever type of fitness you deliver. You will see first-hand the difference in effort in non-reactive versus reactive versions of the same exercise and leave with examples you can use right away and be ready to generate your own ideas for integrating reactivity in your sessions.

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Animal Flow is a form of quadrupedal movement training (QMT) that complements other traditional fitness programs. Join Master Instructor Guillaume Tual as he delves into the practical application, programming, and benefits of Animal Flow to enhance conditioning and improve mobility. Learn about the versatility and efficiency of QMT while delivering a fun session that will leave you and your clients feeling strong and empowered. Learn:
1- why and how QMT makes us more complete athletes
2- multidimensional benefits of AF in linear training
3- the role of QMT in improving joint mobility and overall ROM
4- super setting with Animal Flow
5- practical applications and programming design

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We will discuss Core Stabilization activated based on Water Exercise, Applications for Obesity, Applications for the Elderly, and Applications for non-specific low back pain.

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Thai

Dive into Functional Step Sequences: Discover engaging step patterns that leverage your body’s innate resistance with functional movements. Achieve your fitness goals sans other equipment as you explore the synergy between steps and your body’s natural, dynamic capabilities. Elevate your workout experience with purposeful, equipment-free exercises tailored to enhance overall fitness.

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Zumba Fiesta! = Zumba Party! Guaranteed Fun! Come join the dance party with us without feeling like you even had a workout! Improve your coordination. We promise you that we will introduce you to some new moves. Zumba is a Latin-inspired dance session that may allow you to experience different styles of music making you want to move along with us! Zumba is for everyone! Let’s enjoy this class together!

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Created by Podiatrist and Human Movement Specialist, Dr Emily Splichal, BARE® is the only workout that combines the benefits of barefoot, balance, bodyweight and body tension training for one intense workout! Bring the science of foot to core sequencing, breath & pelvic floor connections and fascial tensioning to a group setting. Perfect addition to a Pilates program, Senior Fitness, Mind Body line-up or any athletic performance program.

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Ann-See introduces you to the ‘Six Thinking Hats’ by the work of Edward de Bono and its powerful impact on fitness coaching. One of the most common questions Ann-See receives is how to enhance cueing to avoid repetition. Ann-See will demonstrate a fusion of the diverse thinking styles of the ‘Six Thinking Hats’ with a range of common fitness moves. At the end of this session, you will gain the skills and confidence to guide your clients on an impactful wellness journey by changing up your cueing and elevating your coaching abilities by putting six new hats on old common moves.

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Examine innovative seated total body active aging movement programming that will yield improved core stabilization and posture for your clients. Ann will also show you how to train individuals to stand and take steps towards adherence to advanced activities of daily life.

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You’ve hired your training staff, now what? Fit Pros, great as trainers, may not have the skill set to sell their clients sessions. Today we will explore the structured options for your training department and what works best for your gym and your style as a manager. Look at past organization formats to determine what feels right for you. Learn how to inspire your team and hit company goals without feeling the pressure looking down on you. We will tour incentives and find a plan that elevates your team to greatness.

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Dave has developed hundreds of wellness coaches throughout Australasia over the last 20 years. Changing habits and behaviour can be tough for our clients, and tough for us. This session will highlight some key tools you can use to help coach your clients to help them make the changes they need to move towards their goals, including understanding what is a coaching approach, the dance of coaching, asking and listening, how to change behaviour, and tools used in coaching.

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Let’s explore plant-based dietary patterns, practical approaches on what to eat, how to get enough nutrients for active people.

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4:15PM - 5:00PM