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2022 SYNC Summit

AUGUST 12 - AUGUST 13, 2022

STRONG Nation™ SYNC Summit

Welcome to the third in-person STRONG Nation™ SYNC Summit! This SYNC-exclusive conference now runs two full days, from Friday to Saturday, so you can get the most from this special event.

Learn and train with Lead Master Trainer Ai Lee Syarief and the full team of Master Trainers, kick up your skills through a variety of educational sessions, and network with SYNC members from around the world. You’ll leave this action-packed event ready to teach more successful classes.

REGISTRATION NOTES: You must be a SYNC member at the time of registration to attend the SYNC Summit.

August 12 - August 13
FRIDAY 8:30AM - 12:00PM
Master Class + Opening Session + Cueing Session

Master Class + Opening Session

Presented by Lead Master Trainer Ai Lee Syarief + Master Trainer Team

Kick off the SYNC Summit with a heart-pumping hour-long Master Class, including the newest content taught by Ai Lee Syarief and your team of Master Trainers. After the cooldown, get motivated in a session led by CEO Alberto Perlman and the Home Office. We close out with a session on cueing techniques. See below for details.


Presented by Master Trainers Kristi Radakovic + Natalie Bayersdorfer + Ai Lee Syarief + Umar Syarief

Effective cueing is key to leading a synchronized HIIT class. Using the foundation of NAIM, the cueing acronym for the STRONG Nation™ program, we’ll focus on your delivery of cueing moves, both in-person and virtually, keeping your students engaged, excited, and motivated.

FRIDAY 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Personal Coaching + From Start to Finish

Personal Coaching

Presented by Master Trainers Aurelio Figari + Cat Medina

Learn how to lead + oversee your students in the new STRONG Nation™ Personal Coaching class format. This session will help you understand the difference between Personal Coaching and a regular STRONG Nation™ class, so you can decide as an Instructor when and which format you choose to teach.

From Start To Finish

Presented by Master Trainers George + Ai Lee Syarief + Umar Syarief

Range of Motion, Execution, and Clean and Sharp Moves are some of the things we strive to achieve as STRONG Nation™ Instructors. In this session, level up your skills and learn tips on how to execute moves that are student-inspired, and social media-ready.

FRIDAY 6:30PM - 9:00PM
Strategies for Landing a STRONG Nation™ Job + Perform Like an Athlete

Strategies for Landing a STRONG Nation™ Job

Presented by Master Trainer Natalie Bayersdorfer

Get insider tips and proven strategies for getting hired by gyms to teach STRONG Nation™. Natalie Bayersdorfer, Master Trainer and a Les Mills Group Fitness Director, shares real-world tactics for successfully pitching facilities. Learn to position STRONG Nation™ as a group ex offering enhancement as well as novel marketing ideas and offers. You’ll also get advice on how to start teaching STRONG Nation™ independently. 

Perform Like an Athlete

Presented by Master Trainers Ai Lee Syarief + Umar Syarief

(And lead like one, too.) In this session, discover how to improve your athletic performance, how to manage your energy level from Q1 to Q4, and the skills you need to perform at your peak.

SATURDAY 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Recover and Mobilize

Presented by Master Trainer Sara Macri

Bring things back to center through a series of moves + movement patterns focusing on mobility, flexibility, and recovery. Understanding the difference and importance of each will help you teach and participate in safe and effective STRONG Nation™ classes.

8:30AM - 11:30AM
Fighting Elements

Presented by Master Trainers Ai Lee Syarief + Umar Syarief

Expand your knowledge of the techniques used in the martial arts moves at the heart of STRONG Nation™ program. Focusing on the purpose, execution, and evolution of the moves, work to take your kicks, punches, and footwork to the next level. Bring your own power pose! 

5:00PM - 8:00PM

Presented by Master Trainer Krista Jacobs + STRONG Techs Nathy Varela + Karla Patino

Closeout SYNC Summit with a personalized 3-hour session of interactive drills designed to improve your form and technique. This hardcore session offers 1-on-1 interaction and personal feedback as you master the latest Quadrant. Learn, be challenged, and leave as a more knowledgeable Instructor.