Fitness Jam 2019      

Join us Friday, November 8 & Saturday, November 9 for two days of fitness and fun. Earn 0.7 ACE Continuing Education Credits if you attend all the workshops! If you are not a YMCA of Southwest Michigan member, please download registration forms for the workshops and masterclass and return them to the Benton Harbor-St. Joseph YMCA.

Aqua Bootcamp Circuit Workshop

Circuit training is one of the most effective forms of fitness and Boot Camp classes are enormously popular, athletic, effective and safe in the water. Combine the best of both using these easy as A, B, C, to follow drills in an efficient and fast-paced workout that incorporates stations and a cardio explosion that reaches the lactate threshold. Learn to cue, coach and communicate to move quickly and efficiently using just bodyweight, hand buoys, and noodles. All that and more in this powerful shallow water circuit workout.
Friday, November 8 • 4:30–6:00 PM • 0.2 ACE CECs
$25/Y Instructor • $35/Outside Instructor

Masterclass: Warm Up! Self Massage for Pre and Post Workout

This quick and effective pre and post-workout self-myofascial release routines are perfect for an optimal warm-up and post-workout recovery, using tennis balls and foam rollers. The results are immediate and long-term and important for pre-workout preparation and post-workout flexibility. Please bring your own foam roller if you have one available. Limited supply at the YMCA.
Friday, November 8 • 6:30–7:30 PM • No CECs
$10/Participant

TReXcllence Suspension Training

Coaching on the suspension trainer requires a knowledge of the basics, but also an understanding of primal movement patterns for performance. Apply your foundational movements knowledge and learn to cue any member at any level to reach their training goals. This session includes a breakdown of the Top 10 Most Challenging strap exercises to help members get it right! Experience an organized, effective, results-based program design using superior coaching for group circuits.
Saturday, November 9 • 8:30–11:00 AM• 0.3 ACE CECs
$50/Y Instructor • $65/Outside Instructor

Lecture: Elevate Your Group Coaching Skills

Group training is a format dominating the industry and has expanded the need for a skill set different from group X and Personal Training. Boutique formats create a need to understand group coaching and methods to incorporate scalable movements for an inclusive environment for a global perspective.
Saturday, November 9 • 11:30 AM–1:00 PM • 0.2 ACE CECs
$25/Y Instructor • $35/Outside Instructor

Workshops & Masterclass taught by Irene McCormick M.S.

Irene McCormick is the Senior Director of Fitness Education for Orangetheory Fitness. She is the 2018 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year, a twice-published author, adjunct faculty, an award-winning conference educator and keynote speaker. Irene holds an M.S. in Physiology from Iowa State University, is faculty for SCW Fitness, Lead Conference Educator for WaterRower® a master course instructor for TRX®, RumbleRoller, Power Systems, and Savvier Fitness; a RYKA Brand Ambassador and SME for OTF, NASM and ACE. Irene is featured talent in dozens of DVD’s, articles and podcast and has written 18 educational manuals. Certifications include ACSM, NSCA, ACE, NASM, AFAA, TRX & AEA.

Friday, November 8, 2019 - 4:30pm
Benton Harbor-St. Joseph YMCA
3665 Hollywood Road
St. Joseph, MI 49085
Member Service
269-428-9622