Children, elderly, handicapped and other groups may cross your path requiring specially designed programs to fit their individual needs. Clients with medical conditions, or those facing environmental and other unique challenges are of concern today. Learn strategies to help these individuals make significant lifestyle change.
The Dr. Bortz Lecture: Resistance and Resilience for the Third Age 1X
Professor Maria A. Fiatarone Singh is a geriatrician whose research, clinical, and teaching career has focused on the integration of medicine, exercise physiology, and nutrition as a means to improve health status and quality of life across the lifespan. She has held the inaugural John Sutton Chair of Exercise and Sport Science in the Faculty of Health Sciences, and Professorship, Sydney Medical School, at the University of Sydney since 1999. Prof FiataroneSingh has designed and carried out many clinical trials and longitudinal studies in Australia and the USA, including large multi-centre trials of exercise and chronic disease prevention and treatment. She has had continuous substantial NIH funding from 1989-2004, and NH&MRC funding since 1999 when she came to Australia. She is a CIA in the recently funded Centre for Research Excellence in Exercise as Medicine led by Edith Cowan University, as well a a Collaborative Research Network- Advancing Exercise and Sports Science- investigating genetic contributions to performance, adaptation and exercise treatment of chronic disease with Bond University and other partners. These two initiatives alone represent approximately $20 million in Commonwealth and university funding. She has published extensively in the area of health implications of exercise and nutrition, having authored/edited one book, authored over 170 peer-reviewed journal articles, 100 peer-reviewed book chapters, position stands, and review articles, and 400 abstracts. She is currently supervising 7 postgraduate students/fellows in studies of musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiovascular and metabolic disease and aging.
- Friday, April 7, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
There is growing evidence that resistance training (strength training) throughout life, or even started in the Third Age, may promote optimal physiological aging. Its role to increase muscle strength and prevent and treat frailty and chronic disease has now expanded to include reductions in depression and cognitive impairment, and even extension of lifespan. Ultimately, physical and mental resilience is forged from enhancing our ability to overcome stress, rather than the absence of stress.
A Coaches Dozen: 12 Proven Ideas for Building Healthy Kids
Avery Faigenbaum is a Full Professor in the Department of Health and Exercise Science at The College of New Jersey. His research interests focus on pediatric exercise science, resistance training, and long term athletic development. As an active researcher and practitioner, he has co-authored over 200 peer-reviewed publications, 40 book chapters and nine books. He has been an invited speaker at more than 300 regional, national and international conferences and currently serves as an associate editor of Pediatric Exercise Science and the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.
- Saturday, April 8, 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.
- Saturday, April 8, 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Troubling trends in youth fitness indicate that a majority of boys and girls are not meeting physical activity recommendations and cardiovascular disease risk factors are present in inactive youth. Consequently, developmentally appropriate interventions that are consistent with the needs, interests and abilities of youth are needed to spark an ongoing interest in exercise and sport. Youth fitness specialists need to stay up to date with evidence-based practice and learn from other professionals in the field. The coaches dozen provides a framework of 12 proven ideas that can help youth fitness specialists optimize training outcomes and build healthy kids.
Anti-Aging Benefits of Regular Exercise and Increased Cardiorespiratory Fitness
Barry A. Franklin is Director of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program and Exercise Laboratories, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan, and Professor of Physiology, Wayne State University, School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan. He is the past Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention and the American Journal of Medicine & Sports, and is a past president of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (1988) and the American College of Sports Medicine (1999). Currently, he holds formal editorial board appointments with 15 different scientific and clinical journals, including the American Journal of Cardiology, Chest, Preventive Cardiology, Medicine and Science in Sports & Exercise, American Journal of Health Promotion, and the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. He is also the current chair of the American Heart Associations’ Council on Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Metabolism. Dr. Franklin and his associates have studied the hemodynamic and cardiorespiratory responses to numerous occupational and leisure-time activities. Other areas of research interest include the primary and secondary prevention of heart disease and the risks associated with sporadic, high-intensity exercise. Dr. Franklin has written or edited more than 500 publications, including 375 papers, 77 book chapters, and 27 books.
- Friday, April 7, 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
- Saturday, April 8, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Currently, the ‘fastest growing’ subset of the population are those over the age of 85. Numerous studies now suggest that regular exercise prevents cellular senescence. This presentation, geared to the health-fitness practitioner, will review seminal and recent studies regarding the impact of regular aerobic exercise/resistance training on aerobic capacity, musculoskeletal strength/endurance, cardiovascular and all-cause mortality, cognitive and sexual function, the postponement of disability, fundamentals of exercise prescription for older adults, and inspirational case studies.
Workshop: Train the Body, Train the Mind
Dr. Christian Thompson is an Exercise Physiologist and is a faculty member in the Kinesiology Department at the University of San Francisco. Christian has published numerous scientific publications on exercise programming for older adults in peer-reviewed journals such as Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise® , Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, and Journal of Applied Research.
At USF, Christian is engaged in numerous research and community projects investigating exercise programming for older adults. In 2007, he received a three year, $600,000 grant to study the effectiveness of a progressive falls prevention exercise class on falls and fall risk in community-dwelling older adults who had recently fallen. This work earned Christian the Outstanding Young Researcher award from the Council of Aging and Adult Development in 2009. He also received a two-year $20,000 grant from the Kaiser Community Benefit Foundation to further study falls in older adults.
Christian is a featured author for the PTA Global certification program and also developed educational content for the National Academy of Sports Medicine, the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Senior Fitness Association. He serves as an advisor to many industry groups and has appeared in numerous lay publications such as the San Francisco Chronicle, Cleveland Clinic Health Newsletter, Arthritis Advisor, and GOLF Magazine.
2009 World IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year, founder of June Kahn’s Bodyworks, LLC & Education Director of Balance Through Movement Pilates & Rehab Specialist for Masso Medical in Boulder, Colorado. Best known for bridging the gap between classical Pilates and the fitness industry, June is the program developer for Active Ageing programming for Body Bar & many other fitness organizations, a published author, featured speaker and appears in numerous fitness DVDs and national fitness publications and is an expert subject writer for the ACE exam. Certifications: ACE, ACSM, AFAA & Physical Mind Institute for Pilates & Peak Pilates MVe; Education Provider for ACE, AFAA & NASM.
- Friday, April 7, 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
- Sunday, April 9, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Christian and June will provide an overview of the latest research on exercise and cognitive function. They will provide guidance on the intensity and mode of exercise required to stimulate positive adaptations and suggest various ways that a fitness/clinical professional can integrate cognitive challenges into exercise/rehabilitation programming.