November 19-21, 2024


Elevate your career through collaborative learning, inspiring insights, cutting-edge innovations and industry-leading best practices in wellness.

8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Zumba Jump Start GoldLucrecia Venosta & Joy ProutyPer-person fee to attend: $149.00

Learn the foundation and formula of Zumba® and how to adapt it for an active older audience. The Jump Start Gold program brings together the foundation of Zumba Fitness as taught in B1 Instructor Training and Zumba Gold Training. This workshop addresses the anatomical, physiological and psychological needs specific to the older-adult population. It also prepares you to teach participants just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle. Jump Start Gold teaches you the foundation and formula to teach a safe, effective Zumba class and prepares you to teach Zumba Gold classes by integrating the concepts of the Zumba Gold Program. You will receive a one-year Basic Zumba License and a Zumba Gold License if you are a member in good standing of ZIN [Zumba Instructor Network]. There are no prerequisites to take this workshop.

You’ll be able to:

  • Apply the structure of a Zumba class and adapt it for active older adults, beginners, and individuals with special needs.
  • Teach the Zumba basic rhythms and moves and modify them for gold participants using safe and easy progressions.
  • Address the primary components of fitness as they relate to an aging population.

Faculty: Lucrecia Venosta, ACE, AFAA, Zumba Education Specialist (ZES); and Joy Prouty, ACSM, ACE, AFAA, AEA, Codeveloper, Zumba Gold Program, and Director of Education–Programming and Training, Zumba Fitness, LLC.

8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Extending health spans: Applications in intellectual, physical and emotional wellnessRobert Winningham & Mike StuderPer-person fee to attend: $149.00

Prepare to challenge your understanding of aging, emphasizing comprehensive wellness—physical, intellectual, emotional and social. Led by two authorities in geriatric neuropsychology and neurologic rehabilitation, this workshop offers actionable applications and resources. Designed intuitively and evidence-based, it will give attendees a broad spectrum of assessments to evaluate, customize, motivate and reevaluate participant wellness. Experience innovative, cutting-edge applications firsthand through interactive, high- and low-tech demonstrations, enhancing your approach to extending healthspans effectively.

You’ll be able to:

  • Differentiate age-related changes from those influenced by choice or environment and understand neuroplasticity and physical wellness to challenge societal stereotypes.
  • Gain proficiency in assessing comprehensive wellness through tools like TUG for physical wellness and SLUMS for intellectual wellness, with practical demonstrations and resources.
  • Explore strategies like HIIT and personalized programming to address aging, using principles like FITT-VP and engagement techniques including gamification and behavioral economics.

Faculty: Mike Studer, PT, DPT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT, CSST, CBFP, CSRP, FAPTA, Adjunct Professor, Touro University and UNLV DPT programs, and Cofounder/Co-owner, Spark Rehabilitation and Wellness, Bend, Oregon; and Robert Winningham, PhD, Professor of Psychological Sciences and Gerontology, Western Oregon University.

6:30pm – 7:00pm

Mindfulness gathering

Join Lawrence Biscontini for a unique "pre-game" experience, designed to enhance your conference journey. Start your experience on a positive, mindful note. Please join us as we “pre-game” our event with guided meditation, mindful movement and a few games. Tune in to your inner self and others in a supportive, welcoming environment. Whether you’re a first-time ICAA attendee or a returning participant, you’ll enjoy this opportunity to set intentions for the week and connect with others as we gather.

Note: Meet at the registration desk.