24th Annual Midwest Fit Fest

Presenting Sponsors: Push Pedal Pull and Matrix Fitness

April 5-7, 2024


Download the Sched app or go to https://midwestfitfest2024.sched.com/ to view the full conference schedule!

At this time conference attendees can view all sessions. Registration for sessions will open at 12pm CST Friday, March 22nd. Some sessions have limited seating- reserve your spot now!


For over a dozen years, Midwest Fit Fest has been dedicated to providing professional development opportunities to students through collaboration, networking, and sharing of industry skills. This weekend of wellness brings together student personal trainers and group fitness instructors from all across the Midwest to educate and learn from one another. 

Questions? Email aspafford@missouri.edu


The University of Missouri looks forward to welcoming you to the heart of the Midwest in Columbia, MO.

MizzouRec | Student Rec Complex | 1000 Rollins St, Columbia, MO 65211


Conference attendees can benefit from a discounted rate at the local Hampton Inn & Suites – Columbia (at the University of Missouri) located at 1225 Fellow’s Place Boulevard Columbia, MO 65201. Reservations need to be made by March 15th to secure the discounted conference rate. Click here to secure your conference hotel rate.

Presenter Applications are now closed

Our region is filled with talented, well-educated fitness instructors and trainers who are positioned to pay it forward to the next generation of fitness professionals. 


Jan. 15

Conference Registration Opens

Mar. 1

Presenter Applications Close

Mar. 18

Presenters and Conference Schedule Announced

April 5-7

MidWest Fit Fest Conference!


Register for one of our pre-conference events on Friday!

Friday, April 5: 4-8PM: Sweat, work, and twerk! Learn the basics of the hottest new way to have fun while working out and leave with a certificate to teach SWERK classes of your own! A one-time special offer for conference attendees- 100% OFF with code FREELICENSE at checkout! Register here

Friday, April 5: 4-8PM: Mastering Exercise Programming: From Organization to Application with James Thayer, MS, CPT. This workshop is an interactive session designed to equip personal trainers with comprehensive strategies for achieving successful long-term progress with clients. From initial organization to real-time application, participants will enhance their ability to tailor exercise programs effectively. Through a blend of theory, practical demonstrations, and hands-on breakout sessions, attendees will gain invaluable insights and skills to elevate their training principles. Register here

Friday, April 5: 4-8PM: Pumped Up Strength Certification with Tricia Murphy-Madden. Pumped Up Strength is a new approach to resistance training. Utilizing combination movement patterns in a targeted, rhythmic progression, its superpower is the dynamic integration of upper and lower body movements set to fun music. This one-day workshop will teach attendees how to create and teach classic Pumped Up Strength classes for all fitness levels, structure effective 30, 45, 55, or 60-minute classes, utilize the Rhythmic Progression Method for efficient class programs and progressions, build Dynamic Functional Flows using foundational movement patterns and planes of motion, cue for success and empowerment, turn every class into a party with the Pumped Up Strength Party Planning Checklist, and progress exercises with intention. Get $30 OFF with code FitFest at checkout! Attendees will also gain CEU/CEC credits with AFAA, ACE, NASM, or SCW. Register here