March 21-24, 2019 • Hilton Chicago • Chicago, Illinois

March 21-24, 2019  |  Hilton Chicago  |  Chicago, Illinois


Twenty-two Years of Science, Education & Practice

The world’s top exercise science experts are headed to Chicago, Illinois in March 2019, and the American College of Sports Medicine invites you to learn from the very best. At the International Health & Fitness Summit, you’ll be given the tools you need to sculpt the life and career you desire and to be a trusted source of health fitness information.

Exercise both body and mind through inspiring keynote sessions, hands-on workshops, stimulating lectures, and vigorous Master Class workouts. A broad range of opportunities for continuing education credits will keep you at the top of your game.

Keynote Highlights

The 6 Key Concepts that will Absolutely Change the Way you Prescribe Exercise!

Timothy S. Church, M.D., FACSM ACAP Health | Dallas, Texas

The Lore of Resistance Training: Bench Science, Bench Press Science, and Bro-science

Eric Rawson, Ph.D., FACSM Messiah College | Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

Larry Golding Keynote: EVERY Exercise Professional Should be Prepared to Work with Cancer Patients and Survivors: A Call to Action

Kathryn H. Schmitz, Ph.D., MPH, FACSM ACSM President 2018-2019 Pennsylvania Stat University | Hershey, Pennsylvania

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Students – Jump start your career!

Inspiring keynote sessions, master class workouts and precons all designed with education in mind. Learn more about the student benefits of attending.

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Master Class Workouts

Learn from leaders in the field to enhance your group exercise programs or personal training business. There’s something for everyone! Don’t miss out on your chance to join in – Master Class workouts require preregistration.

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Preconference Events

All preconferences require separate registration and will be held on Thursday, March 21.

Career Development and Leadership

This preconference will provide the attendee with an understanding of the importance of career planning, goal setting, leadership, networking, entrepreneurship, innovative thinking, and professional development. Methods used to enhance each of the aforementioned components of career development and leadership will be discussed over a series of four presentations.

FMS: Identifying and Tackling Mobility Issues

Too often people have difficulty accessing fundamental movements that are required for not only higher-level activities but also simple daily tasks. This is becoming a problem more and more in our society. In order to combat this, we must first identify individuals with these issues, and then provide the best interventions possible.

IAWHP - The Expansion of Worksite Health Promotion: Integration, Improvement, and Impact

This IAWHP workshop will highlight the key areas of concentration required for health promotion practitioners to successfully navigate the worksite health landscape.

Keiser Indoor Cycling-Foundations

At Keiser, we value education. Keiser Foundations is a full-day training course that applies all the required information needed to instruct group indoor cycling classes. Our education team is primed and ready to educate trainers and instructors from around the globe on indoor cycling.

TriggerPoint Myofascial Compress Techniques: The Evolution of Foam Rolling

Take your knowledge of self-myofascial release beyond just foam rolling. This 8-hour, hands-on workshop focuses on the practical application of TriggerPoint’s Myofascial Compression™ Techniques, a systematic approach to address the body’s soft tissue.

Student Accelerator: Connect, Inform and Inspire - A Toolkit to Growing Your Presence in the Fitness Industry

Invest in your future by attending the Summit student preconference specifically designed to help you with your professional preparation. Learn how to craft your personal pitch in a way that makes you stand out