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Heart Zones USA 


Saturday March 29, 2014

11:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST

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Downtown PNC YMCA 
236 5th Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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Heart Zones Conference 2014 
 Get Hooked on Training 
  Saturday, March 29th 11am-6pm EST



 Live Conference Center in Pittsburgh, Official Host Sites

 Participate from Home, or Anytime 

Hooked On Training by Sally Edwards

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"Hooked on Training"
This, the 12th year for the Heart Zones Conference, bring something entirely new to the health and fitness industry -  4 ways to attend - live or streaming virtual. And, you choose the best way to participate to gain the most from your experience. This high-impact, one-day, seven-hour education and workout event isco- presented by Heart Zones USA and Cycling FusionThe 2014 Conference includes workshops, workouts, discussion groups, keynote presentations, live and digital workouts, and more. 

Here are the Details:

  • Who Should Attend? Anyone may attend . If you are an indoor cycling instructor, group X instructor, coach, PE teacher, athlete, or fitness enthusiasts you are encourged to participate too.
  • How to Attend? It is your choice and there are 4 different ways to attend.
    1. CONFERENCE CENTER LIVE: From the YMCA in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, this is the live conference; web-broadcast to the Official Host Sites and to the At Home participants. You will be the live televised audience.
    2. OFFICIAL HOST SITES: Locations across the USA are joining the Conference remotely-simulcast with a combination of our live certified  instructors supporting and leading workouts.
    3. AT HOME: Participate from your home or wherever there is an internet connection. Attend the Conference as it's happening.
    4. Anytime: Delayed broadcast at times of your choice on the internet and/or watch up to 30-days post event.
  • Where to Attend? Official Host Sites are in the following areas: Peachtree City (Atlanta), GA; Bellevue (Seattle), WA;  West Tisbury, MA; San Francisco, CA; Milwaukee, WI; New York City, NY; and PNC YMCA (Pittsburgh) PA.  More locations to be announced.  (see below in Conference Host Site Locations)
  • What Are the Course Offerings? The Conference program includes 4 dynamic 30-40 minute keynote presentations by experts (see below): 
    1. High Intensity Interval Training ot Strength Training: HIIT Training vs Body Weight Training for You and Your Clients-Carl Foster, Ph. D.
    2. Successful Weight Loss following the Black Hole Weight Loss Equation: The Secret Formula That Can Work for Most and How To Apply The Formula for Longterm Weight Management-Carl Foster, Ph. D.
    3. How to Get Hooked on Training and Never Quit Again: Excercise Intention, Compliance, and Adherence-Carl Foster, Ph. D.
    4. What's New, What's Next: New Devices, iPhone Apps, Wearables-Nirinjan Yee, Breath Research; Sally Edwards, MA, MBA; Gene Nacey, Cycling Fusion.
  • What are the Workshop Workouts? The "Get Hooked on Training" Conference program includes 3 High Energy Workouts led by certified or MHZT, Master Heart Zones Trainers. From the Conference Center you will be led by Gene Nacey, CEO/Founder of Cycling Fusion and the renowned founder and program developer of Heart Zones Training and ZONING Fitness program Sally Edwards (see below):
    1. HIIT the ZONES Workout: Combination of Tabata with High Intensity Interval Training.
    2. Falling in Love with the Golden Zone: A Weight-Loss Workout
    3. Field Testing Your Threshold - Discover and Measure your T1 (low) and T2 (high) Threshold.
  • Do we get a Blink Heart Rate Monitor? Yes, participation includes a Blink 1A heart rate monitor, the one-button analog monitor developed by ZONING Fitness (a $74.99 value!);  a product upgrade opportunity (to the Blink 2A, a $84.99 value) will also be available for a small additional fee.
  • Do I have to Prepare for the HZT Conference 2014? Yes, we encourage you to access our free video presentations such as how to program your Blink, the flashing color zones heart rate monitor and "Indoor Bike Set-Up and Safety." 


  • Sally Edwards, MA, MBA, is one of America's leading experts in business, exercise science, and lifestyle living. In 1993, she created HZT, the Heart Zones Training patented and branded training system and in 2010 she launched the new ZONING Fitness program and brand. Sally is a professional triathlete finishing over 200 raes and ultra-marathon running champion. She is an author of two dozen books including the popular Heart Rate Monitor Guidebook. the definitive source on heart-rate based training. She is the founder of the Fleet Feet Sports retail stores. Sally is a professional speaker and iPhone app developer (and she will be unveiling for the first time the company's new app at Conference 2014)
  • Gene Nacey, MPH holds 2 bachelor degrees and a masters degree in Public Health. A former entrepreneur of the year, Gene spent 20 years building a technology business before his passion for fitness lead him to become a fitness studio owner. His company has licensed the rights to be the official cycling program for Heart Zones within the Cycling Fusion platform.Gene is a certified USA Cycling coach and one of America's premier fitness experts with a specialty in using heart rate and power data for improved cycling. He is the author of the popular cycling ebook Power Training .
  • Carl Foster, Ph. D. is a Professor of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Wisconsin in La Crosse.  He is the past president of the American College of Sports Medicine. He is the co-author of Be a Better Runner, and is a renowned researcher with over 300 published scientific papers to his credit.  For the last 20 years he has served as a consultant, faculty member and friend of Heart Zones USA, the training and education company.  He continues in that role with the company's new division, ZONING Fitness, asuring that all activity protocols are safe, research-based, and appropriate for individuals. Carl Foster with Gene Nacey Sally Edwards

THE LOCATIONS: 4 Ways to Attend
Choose from one of four different ways to attend Conference 2014 and Get Hooked on Training. Each choice offers participants some unique attributes and benefits.

  • Conference Center Live: Participate at the main event venue PNC YMCA, in Pittsburgh, PA.  Here you'll get to interact "in person" with some of Heart Zones most renowned and beloved trainers and meet your faculty: Carl Foster, Ph.D., Gene Nacey, MPH, and Sally Edwards. And, you'll also become part of the "live"  program feed -the live audience - simulcast - that will be simultaneously broadcast to all of the different Official Host Sites across the USA. 
  • Official Host Sites: Participate at one of our Official Host Sites -- each one also hosted by Heart Zones certified or master trainer. These sites are located in major metropolitan areas throughout the USA (California, Washington, New York, Wisconsin, Georgia, and Massachusettes...see our complete list below!).  At our host sites you will get both: the 'hands on' benefits and enjoyment of 'live' participation in the Conference workshop/workout events without the extra cost of your time, travel and accomodation expenses to Pittsburgh, PA. See List below, click on Conference Host Site Locations in next section for exact location addresses.
  • At Home: Participate from your home or any location with an internet feed via the web-based "simulcast".  You will watch and participate without any travel - 100% web simulcast for the keynote presentations, the the workouts-workshops. You will receive your materials in advance and be ready to participate in the conferenece from the location of your choice. 
  • Anytime: Delayed broadcast at a time and day of your choice on the internet.


Click here to view the Conference Host Site Locations


Click here to view the Schedule of Courses and Events

All registered participants receive as part of their registration:  

  • A Blink 1A, the one-button model flashing zones heart rate monitor, with upgrade opportunities, a $74.95 value
  • All content delivered digitally to you in advance of Conference 2014.
  • CEUs, Continuing Education Units, or CEUs, good for use with ACE, ACSM, USA Triathlon, USA Cycling, and AFAA (i.e., 0.8 CEUs with ACE; 8.0 CEUs with all others)  for a small additional fee.
  • 7-hours of presentations and workouts
  • 30-day post event-free access to workouts and presentations.

To enjoy your partipation even more, we'd like to recommend to you the following:

  • ALL PARTCIPANTS should bring or wear:  wear workout clothes, towel and post-workout changes, water bottle, access to some exercise equipment such as indoor bike (your bike on a windtrainer, treadmill, or any cardio equipment will work for the workouts), lunch and snacks, any digital content sent to you in advance, your new Blink 1A and your personal items. All participants will need to print out your hand-outs in advance or bring on a mobile device and will be emailed the PDFs for those if you want a hard copy during the coursework.
  • AT HOME PARTICIPANTS need a high-speed internet connection; computer or laptop equipment; test in advance that your password and Conference code works for you -- we will send you instructions in advance on how to test the connection. Don't worry if you end up comitted for the day of the event, all at home participants have up to 1 month to watch the conference proceedings

Save some money by registering early. If you do, you qualify for "Early Bird" pricing. Online or phone registrations received before March 19, 2014 get a 20% discount on the registration fee --- heck, save yourself $20-$49 by registering now. 

  • At the Pittsburgh HZ Conference Center - Live:  $199 reg;  $159 earlybird (before 3/19/14)  
  • Your local "Official Conference Host" location - web-simulcast:  $149 reg; $119 earlybird (before 03/19/14) 
  • At-Home Participation - web-only:  $149 reg; $119 earlybird (before 03/19/14) 
Register Now!