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Thursday
Jul282016

Atlanta MANIA® is here! July 28-July 30, 2016

The MANIA® Fitness Conventions are pleased to bring local education and certifications with their regional conventions to Atlanta, GA this week. The Atlanta MANIA® conference will serve over 1,200 health and wellness professionals and offer a variety of education to meet the needs of all fitness professionals.

“MANIA® is more than just a fitness convention – it’s the place where the fitness community goes to learn, get inspired and recharged!” says Sara Kooperman, CEO of SCW Fitness Education. “MANIA® is affordable and is perfectly suited for everyone from the budding exercise professional to the seasoned fitness veteran.”

MANIA® is a three-day fitness professional conference offering 17 different sessions every hour at each location. The convention features world-renowned fitness educators leading over 250 sessions and 25 certifications on topics such as Personal Training, Group Exercise, Active Aging, HIIT/Tabata, Ballet Barre, Nutrition, Kettle Weights, Yoga/Pilates, Cycle, Aqua/WATERinMOTION®, dance/Zumba®, small group training, and business management.
During the convention, participants will also earn continuing education credits though SCW, AFAA, ACE, NASM, ACSM, AEA and others accept MANIA® CECs/CEUs during each session and certification training they attend.

Come browse the best selection of fitness equipment, apparel, accessories, and media in the industry. Take advantage of MANIA®-exclusive specials, product demos, and more! The expo is FREE and open to attendees as well as non-attendees.

Here is a complete list of dates and locations:

Dallas MANIA® | Aug 26-28, 2016

DC MANIA® | Sept 9-11, 2016

Midwest MANIA® | Sept 30-Oct 2, 2016

Boston MANIA® | Nov 11-13, 2016

New York City MANIA® | Feb 24-26, 2017

California MANIA® | March 24-26, 2017

Florida MANIA® | May 5-7, 2017

“Rub elbows with your favorite presenters, shop the Expo and celebrate being part of a greater health and wellness community,” adds Kooperman. “It’s a shot of adrenaline for every fitness career that keeps our attendees coming back for more!” 
For more information about MANIA®, visit www.scwfit.com/atlanta

Wednesday
Jul272016

AFAA™ Partners With Zumba® to Provide Enhanced Training and Support for STRONG by Zumba™ Instructors Worldwide

CHANDLER, AZ--(Marketwired - Jul 26, 2016) - The Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) is partnering with Zumba® to enhance the training and safety of Zumba instructors around the world.

For those who register to become certified in the new STRONG by Zumbaprogression system, AFAA is now providing its Group Ex instructor certification at a special, time-limited rate of $99, with a portion of the fees going to support breast cancer research in partnership with Zumba and Susan G. Komen®.

"We love the party-like atmosphere Zumba classes create. Zumba instructors seem to have boundless energy. When you combine that enthusiasm with AFAA's educational foundation -- you have an incredible group exercise instructor," said Andrew Wyant, president of AFAA. "With AFAA Group Ex instructor certification, Zumba professionals will acquire the fundamental scientific principles that make group exercise like STRONG by Zumba work so well."

Licensed Zumba instructors who register to become certified in teaching Zumba's newest group exercise program, STRONG by Zumba, will be eligible to enroll in the AFAA Group Ex instructor certification program for only $99. This fee includes the certification exam at no additional cost -- a $200 savings.

"To ensure the most effective and safe fitness practices, we encourage our instructors to take advantage of opportunities to expand their knowledge and education as they're building their careers in the fitness industry," said Darren Jacobson, senior vice president of Instructor Programming at Zumba. "This partnership is another example of the Zumba commitment to support our instructors with continuing education opportunities."

In addition to the special rate, 10 percent of the proceeds from each AFAA Group Ex instructor course purchased will be donated to the Zumba Global Research Grant for Breast Cancer Prevention, a medical research grant that is working toward a preventative solution for breast cancer around the world.

STRONG by Zumba is a new music-led, high intensity interval training program focused on synced music motivation to drive a total body workout that results in a group fitness experience to improve muscular definition and endurance. Information about Zumba training is available by visiting strongbyzumba.com.

For information about Group Ex Instructor Certification, visit afaa.com.

About AFAA
Since 1983, AFAA has issued over 350,000 certifications in 73 countries, providing generations with the practical skills, science and hands-on experience necessary for effective group leaders and trainers to motivate and inspire others to move toward healthier and happier lives.

About Zumba Fitness, LLC
Founded in 2001, Zumba® is the largest branded fitness company in the world -- reporting more than 15 million weekly participants, in 200,000 locations, across 186 countries. Known as "exercise in disguise," Zumba blends contagious world rhythms with easy-to-follow choreography, for an effective, total-body workout that feels more like a party than exercise.

In addition to its original Zumba program, the company offers 10 Zumba specialty classes -- from aquatic-based to those specifically designed for active older adults and children. In 2016, Zumba launched its first non-dance, HIIT-based workout called STRONG by Zumba™, based on Synced Music Motivation. The Zumba lifestyle is rounded out by the company's many consumer product offerings, including DVDs, video games and original music, activewear and footwear, nutrition drink line "Zumba Shake Shake Shake™" and interactive Fitness-Concert™ events. For more information about Zumba's programs and products, or to find a live class, visit zumba.com. Visit the ZLife blog and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.