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April 5-8, 2018 • Hyatt Regency Crystal City • Arlington, Virginia (Washington, D.C.)

Exercise Programming

Clients and athletes alike depend on you to customize their fitness programs to reach their individual goals. Improve your techniques by incorporating the latest advancements in the fitness field from practitioners who have the experience and expertise only ACSM can offer.

 

“Conversation” on HIIT 1X

 

Marc Hamilton

Dr. Marc Hamilton is a Professor who researches the biochemical and physiological processes involved in understanding how physical inactivity can cause disease (inactivity physiology). His laboratory also is investigating how to optimize healthy effects of skeletal muscle contractile activity in all types of people, but especially in people who are unable to exercise or have pre-existing diseases. He is the Executive Director of a translational research center recently formed in Houston, Texas that will focus on developing a solution for maintaining healthy active lifestyles over the whole lifespan and combatting metabolic and cardiovascular disorders. He founded a relatively young and rapidly emerging field of study called inactivity physiology which is about understanding the effect of muscular inactivity, as well as developing the optimal solution through very high duration muscular activity performed at a relatively low perceived effort, and distributed almost the whole waking day for dozens of hours each week. Studies to date have identified potent molecular and physiological responses related to risk factors for metabolic syndrome, coronary artery diseases, type 2 diabetes, obesity, some cancers, deep venous thrombosis, mortality, and a growing list of outcomes. Epidemiological studies support the basic science results and general “specificity principle” that the biological signals and adaptive effects of too much inactivity throughout many hours of the day (predominantly sitting) are not the opposite of relatively brief periods of traditional exercise, and thus the ideal prescription demands developing an innovative approach taking aim at universal physical activity for all people.

 

 

Mark Fenton

 

Mark Fenton is a nationally recognized public health, planning, and transportation consultant, adjunct associate professor at Tufts University, advocate for active transportation, and former host of “America’s Walking” on PBS television. He’s consulted with the University of North Carolina’s National Center for Safe Routes to School and Pedestrian & Bicycle Information Center, and has led training and planning processes for pedestrian-, bicycle-, and transit-friendly designs in communities across the US, Canada, and Australia. He is a technical assistance provider for the Centers for Disease Control, working with grantee communities and agencies focused on policy, systems, and environmental approaches to increasing physical activity. Mark studied engineering and biomechanics at the Massachusetts Institute Technology and US Olympic Training Center, was manager of the Human Performance Laboratory at Reebok, and has published numerous articles and books related to exercise science, physical activity promotion, and community interventions. He also tries to practice what he preaches, having served on his community’s planning board, by-law review and Safe Routes to School committees.

 

Martin Gibala

Dr. Martin Gibala is a professor and chair of the kinesiology department at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. He studies the beneficial effects of exercise at the molecular to whole-body level in both healthy individuals and people with chronic diseases. His groundbreaking research on the physiological adaptations to interval training has attracted immense scientific attention and worldwide media coverage. Gibala has published more than 100 peer-reviewed research articles, the results of which have been featured by outlets including The New York Times, TIME, CNN, NBC Nightly News and Conan. His bestselling book, The One-Minute Workout, explains the science behind time-efficient exercise strategies designed to improve fitness and health. Gibala is frequently invited to speak at international scientific meetings and has received multiple awards for teaching excellence.

 

 

 

OVERVIEW

Three leaders in the field will lead a discussion on one of the hottest trends in fitness:  HIIT

 

 

 

 


The Science of Speed: Evidence Based Speed Training

Bill Parisi

Bill Parisi is a graduate of Iona College and was a two-time Division I Track & Field All-American in the Javelin Throw.  After graduating college in the late 80’s, he traveled the world to visit sought after coaches to learn the most effective training strategies on improving athletic performance.  From that experience, Bill bought a $500 van and began training youth and teams at parks and schools around northern New Jersey and over the last 25-years, built up a sports performance training business that now includes a network of over 100 locations in 31 states and 300 Full-time Sports Performance Coaches. The Parisi Speed School has collectively trained over 650,000 athletes from middle school all the way through the professional ranks, including first round draft choices in every major sport.   Bill’s role is to continue to bring the latest, most cutting edge science on speed development and human performance to his organization and the marketplace.

OVERVIEW

This presentation dispels the myths of speed training and will demonstrate, with scientific evidence, what is required to improve speed and performance.

 

 

 


Walkable Communities: Building Physically Active Communities by Design 1X

Mark Fenton

Mark Fenton is a nationally recognized public health, planning, and transportation consultant, adjunct associate professor at Tufts University, advocate for active transportation, and former host of “America’s Walking” on PBS television. He’s consulted with the University of North Carolina’s National Center for Safe Routes to School and Pedestrian & Bicycle Information Center, and has led training and planning processes for pedestrian-, bicycle-, and transit-friendly designs in communities across the US, Canada, and Australia. He is a technical assistance provider for the Centers for Disease Control, working with grantee communities and agencies focused on policy, systems, and environmental approaches to increasing physical activity. Mark studied engineering and biomechanics at the Massachusetts Institute Technology and US Olympic Training Center, was manager of the Human Performance Laboratory at Reebok, and has published numerous articles and books related to exercise science, physical activity promotion, and community interventions. He also tries to practice what he preaches, having served on his community’s planning board, by-law review and Safe Routes to School committees.

 

OVERVIEW

Simply encouraging and teaching people to exercise has not been particularly effective at increasing population physical activity rates. But designing our communities to support more routine physical activity shows real promise in underpinning our educational efforts. This thought provoking presentation will concisely summarize the evidence and outline specific community policy and design approaches that are being used across the country, especially to encourage more routine physical activity. It will offer specific steps we all can take to help create more active communities, and provide an opportunity to question a consultant who has worked in scores of communities large and small, and rural to urban.

 

 

 


Walk Audits: Active Community Engagement with a Walk 1X

Mark Fenton

Mark Fenton is a nationally recognized public health, planning, and transportation consultant, adjunct associate professor at Tufts University, advocate for active transportation, and former host of “America’s Walking” on PBS television. He’s consulted with the University of North Carolina’s National Center for Safe Routes to School and Pedestrian & Bicycle Information Center, and has led training and planning processes for pedestrian-, bicycle-, and transit-friendly designs in communities across the US, Canada, and Australia. He is a technical assistance provider for the Centers for Disease Control, working with grantee communities and agencies focused on policy, systems, and environmental approaches to increasing physical activity. Mark studied engineering and biomechanics at the Massachusetts Institute Technology and US Olympic Training Center, was manager of the Human Performance Laboratory at Reebok, and has published numerous articles and books related to exercise science, physical activity promotion, and community interventions. He also tries to practice what he preaches, having served on his community’s planning board, by-law review and Safe Routes to School committees.

OVERVIEW

A walk audit is a facilitated group walk of an area to observe both challenges to and opportunities for healthy eating and physical activity. This session will demonstrate how walk audits can serve to inspire community leaders and stakeholders, educate participants on healthy design principles and best practices, and provide practical planning for specific interventions, policy, and environmental improvements. The goal is to set you up to help lead a walk audit in your community! Wear your walking shoes, as we’ll spend most of our time walking, as we explore how to lead such a walk.

Please note: This class is limited to the first 50 individuals. You will need to sign up for this when you receive your workout options to sign up for as well.

 

 

 


 

Workshop: Tiny Tweaks = Big Results 1X

Keli Roberts

Keli Roberts is the recipient of the 2003 IDEA International Fitness Instructor of the Year award, 2003 OBOW ECA award for Best Use of Equipment, 2005 for Best Female Presenter and 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2007, Keli was inducted into the Fitness Hall of Fame. She is an ACE Continuing Education Provider, known world wide for her award winning DVDs, books and training seminars where she specializes in group strength and stability training, indoor cycling, personal training and motivation. Keli is ACSM HFS certified, AFAA certified, ACE Group Fitness and ACE Gold Personal Trainer certified and a member of the Fitness Magazine Advisory Board, a BOSU™ Developmental Team Member and Schwinn® Cycling Master Presenter.

 

OVERVIEW

In this interactive workshop instructors will learn how to make small adjustments and modifications to traditional exercises in order to adaptively change the exercises for a variety of body types and health conditions. See how changes in planes of motion, foot, hand, hip and shoulder positioning can make all the difference.

 

 

 

 


Workshop: TriggerPoint™ The Science of Myofascial Release

Sylvie Patrick

Originally from France, Sylvie is bilingual Master Instructor for Power Plate and Senior Master Trainer for TriggerPoint specializing in whole body vibration and functional training. She joined the Evidence Based Fitness Academy in 2014 and the Precor Coaching Center after their acquisition of Queenax Functional Training. Certified through NASM, ACE, and OPT, her goal is to provide health professionals with the knowledge and necessary tools to become confident and successful trainers. Sylvie is passionate about empowering her clients to maintain or discover optimum health and travels the world educating and assisting in the implementation of new training programs and technologies.

OVERVIEW

For more than 10 years the terms “foam rolling” and “self-myofascial release” have been used interchangeably. However, the application of foam rolling does not match the science of myofascial release. This class will examine the difference between common foam rolling and myofascial release and explore how to actually achieve “self-myofascial release” through practical application on the TriggerPoint CORE Roller.

 

 

 


Workshop: TriggerPoint™ Myofascial Compression Techniques for Injury Prevention and Better Movement

Sylvie Patrick

Sylvie Patrick is an athlete and personal trainer who specializes in whole body vibration and functional training. She grew up in France and came to the United States in 1998. Since then, she has opened her training studio and had the opportunity to become a Master Instructor for Power Plate in 2010, Master Trainer for TriggerPoint in 2012, and recently Master Instructor for the Evidence Based Fitness Academy. She uses her experience to motivate and advise many fitness professionals to gain the confidence to open their own businesses and continue their education by adding certifications. Sylvie is a National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer, American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer, Aerobics Fitness Association of America Primary Group Exercise Certified Instructor, Spinning® Instructor, Silver Fit Instructor, Aqua Aerobic trainer, and holds a TRX® Group and Personal Training Certificate. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge with other people and empowering her clients to maintain or discover optimum health. Sylvie works with people facing diseases and/or injuries and is personally engaged to help them live a better life.

DATE
  • Friday, April 7, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 8, 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
OVERVIEW

Injuries occur due to the muscles’ inability to tolerate the demands placed upon them.  See how you can make an impact on your clients’ biomechanical function and injury profile with Myofascial Compression™ Techniques (MCT). Developed by Cassidy Phillips, this method was created to provide an advanced approach to myofascial release.  MCT improves the body’s ability to move efficiently as an integrated unit, thus preventing injury and preparing the body to perform at its best.

 


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