All preconferences will be held on Thursday, April 6
Outlines of each preconference will be provided on site to registrants.
BOSU® Complete Workout System Certification – 8 CECs
Doris Thews has 30+ years in the fitness Industry. Doris started as a college athlete to Divisional Director for a large US Health Club chain and now owns a fitness consulting business, Team Thews. Doris represents and leads several fitness brands. She is Program Director for Indo-Row and ShockWave, Senior Master Trainer and Global Mentor for Schwinn and is on the International Development Master Trainer team for BOSU. Doris consults several leading brands on business and program development, in addition to presenting and lecturing internationally. She is known for her motivation and athletic coaching style. Power Music Advisory Board Member and RYKA Fit-Pro Ambassador.
Thursday, April 6, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Room: Town & Country Room
Unlock the potential of the BOSU® Balance Trainer with this foundational balance training certification that combines science, practical application and over 150 BOSU® exercises and drills. It’s a jam-packed day that will provide you with a toolbox full of ideas to make the BOSU® Balance Trainer more effective in your club, in your classes and with your clients. This certification takes you step by step through the BOSU® Complete Workout System, provides you with 5 full workouts that you can start using right away, and gives you a unique system to help progress, regress, or vary any exercise. Leave this certification with knowledge of the science behind functional balance training, teaching skills to accommodate all levels of fitness, and new tools and ideas for designing endless BOSU® workouts that are effective and fun!Participants will receive the BOSU® Balance Training Certification workbook, and the BOSU® Complete Workout System Kit which includes 5 DVDs, 192 page manual, and 9 laminated workout charts.
IAWHP: Worksite Health Promotion: Enhancing your Impact, Expanding your Reach – 4 CECs
Charlie Estey is President of the International Association for Worksite Health Promotion (IAWHP). Its mission is to advance the global community of worksite health promotion through high-quality information services, educational activities, personal and professional development and networking opportunities.
In addition to his leadership role with IAWHP Charlie serves as Executive Vice President of Business Development for Interactive Health, Inc. in Chicago. They provide comprehensive and personalized health promotion and wellness programs for over 3,000 clients including General Motors, Johns Hopkins Hospital, General Electric and Waste Management.
Worksite health promotion programs developed under Charlie’s leadership have been recognized with C. Everett Koop National Health Project Award for their high quality and documented cost impact and have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, and Healthcare Marketing Report. Charlie holds a Master of Science degree in exercise physiology from West Virginia University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Ithaca College in New York.
Lauve Metcalfe, M.S., FAWHP, CWC is a licensed wellness coach, educator and an organizational health consultant based in Tucson, Arizona. Ms. Metcalfe has over 30 years of experience as a practitioner for nationally recognized worksite and community projects involving weight management, health promotion, childhood obesity, and the effects of exercise on bone mass. She has served on the research faculty at the University of Arizona, College of Medicine for over 18 years. Lauve is on the board of directors for the International Association for Worksite Health Promotion and is a Founding Fellow and on the Health & Wellness Board of Advisors for the Institute of Coaching, Harvard Medical School. She is the author of Reshaping Your Body, Rethinking Your Mind, a book and correspondence course addressing weight loss and body image concerns of women and a co-author of The BEST Exercise Program for Osteoporosis Prevention.
Dr. Nico Pronk is Vice President for Health Management and Chief Science Officer at HealthPartners, an integrated, non-profit and member-governed health system headquartered in Minnesota. Nico is also a Sr. Research Investigator at the HealthPartners Institute, an integrated research and medical education division of the HealthPartners organization. Nico holds a faculty appointment as Adjunct Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts. He is also a visiting professor in the department of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Dr. Pronk’s work is focused on connecting evidence of effectiveness with the practical application of programs and practices, policies and systems that measurably improve population health and well-being. Solutions of this kind may be applied to the workplace, the care delivery setting, and the community and therefore also involve the development of new models to improve health and well-being at the research, practice and policy levels. He is widely published in both the scientific and practice literatures and is a national and international speaker on population health and health promotion. Dr. Pronk received his doctorate degree in exercise physiology at Texas A&M University and completed his post-doctoral studies in behavioral medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Thursday, April 6, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Room: Pacific Salon 2
This preconference presented by the International Association for Worksite Health Promotion (IAWHP) offers an opportunity for new and seasoned professionals to expand their knowledge and understanding of the current trends and opportunities in the worksite health promotion (WHP) field. You will learn the key areas of concentration required for the health promotion practitioner to successfully navigate a diverse and/or global worksite landscape. Industry leaders will share key skills needed for creating and sustaining a healthy career in WHP.
Metabolic Conditioning: Myths, Mysteries, and Monster Workouts – 4 CECs
Len Kravitz, Ph.D., is the Program Coordinator of Exercise Science and Researcher at the University of New Mexico where he won the “Outstanding Teacher of the Year” award. Len was recently honored with the 2009 Canadian Fitness Professional “Specialty Presenter of the Year” award and chosen as the American Council on Exercise 2006 “Fitness Educator of the Year”. He also has received the prestigious Canadian Fitness Professional “Lifetime Achievement Award” and the Global Award from the Aquatic Exercise Association.
Tony Nuñez, M.S. is an Exercise Science doctoral student at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. His specific interests include metabolic conditioning and disease prevention, sports performance, and exercise nutrition for the general population. He enjoys surfing, golfing, team sports and resistance training.
Thursday, April 6, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Room: Pacific Salon 1
Join Len Kravitz and Tony Nunez for a comprehensive review of the metabolic and physiological processes that drive physical exercise and athletic performance. Scientific studies will be presented answering controversial questions about metabolic training. Several myths and misconceptions about fat burning, muscle acidosis, metabolic stress, extreme conditioning and substrate utilization will be discussed. Every exercise professional will leave with 8 cutting-edge, research-based cardiovascular workouts and 8 evidence-based anaerobic training programs.
Resistance Training through the Lifespan – 4 CECs
Peter Ronai, M.S., FACSM, RCEP, CES, PD, CSCS-D, is a clinical assistant professor in the Exercise Science Department at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut. He is a clinical exercise physiologist and was previously manager of Community Health at the Ahlbin Rehabilitation Centers of Bridgeport Hospital in Connecticut and an adjunct professor in the Exercise Science Department at Southern Connecticut State University. He is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). He is past-president of the New England Chapter of ACSM (NEACSM), past member of the ACSM Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist (RCEP) Practice Board, Continuing Professional Education Committee and a current member of ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal® Review Committee and the ACSM Publications sub-committee. He is also the Special Populations column editor for the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Strength and Conditioning Journal (SCJ) and a co-editor of ACSM’s Certified News.
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.
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.
Thursday, April 6, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Room: San Diego Room
This workshop will provide attendees with knowledge and skills enabling them to design safe, effective, and enjoyable resistance exercise programs for enhancing physical health, fitness, function and performance in clients throughout the lifespan. Participants will learn about the origins of metabolic, musculoskeletal and cardiorespiratory conditions and the consequent impact of poor muscular fitness on skill acquisition, physical activity tolerance, and functional performance. Attendees will learn how to apply current resistance training guidelines safely while addressing the developmental and functional needs of youth, middle adulthood and late adulthood. They will receive resistance exercise program design guidance and be able to practice specific exercises and teaching techniques in small groups designed to enhance movement competency in youth, middle aged and elderly adults. Avery, Pete and Chris will teach participants how apply the concepts from this workshop to the design of resistance training programs that enhance their clients’ overall physical well- being and quality of life.
Keiser Indoor Cycling-Foundations – 8 CECs
Krista Popowych has been inspiring fitness leaders, trainers and managers around the globe for over two decades with her motivating and creative sessions. As the 2016 canfitpro Canadian Presenter of the Year and 2014 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year, Krista is a highly sought after educator and speaker. She has a degree in Human Kinetics specializing in coaching and instructing. Krista’s goal has always been to inspire others through movement and education. When not teaching or consulting, Krista shares her energy as a guest speaker and TV personality. She sits on IDEA’s Fitness Committee, is an Adidas sponsored 3-stripe team member and is the Global Director of Group Education for Keiser.
Thursday, April 6, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Room: California Room
At Keiser, we value education. Keiser Foundation’s 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. The Keiser Indoor Cycling Foundations Course is the first step on an indoor cyclists road to effective and engaging rides and instruction. Keiser Foundation’s is a full-day training course that applies all the required information needed to instruct group indoor cycling classes. Attendees receive both practical and theoretical training by a Master instructor, a detailed training manual, certificate of completion, CEC’s and links to the Keiser Community.
TriggerPoint™ Foam Rolling Principles and Practices – 4 CECs
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.
Thursday, April 6, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Room: San Diego Room
Principles and Practices Self-myofascial release (SMR) has been shown to relieve muscle and joint pains and improve flexibility and range of motion. This four hour workshop covers the fundamentals of myofascia, reviews the latest SMR research, and dives into the TriggerPoint SMR movement philosophy using the GRID foam roller. Participants walk away with practical knowledge and hands-on experience for coaching and cueing movements that can be scaled to all fitness levels for pre- and post-workout foam rolling.
ACSM Exercise is Medicine® Credential – 8 CECs
Dr. Hutber was appointed Vice President of Exercise is MedicineR at the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) in 2008, after serving as the vice president of a fitness corporation and as the Director of the Distance Education Division of the world’s largest physical activity publisher, Human Kinetics. Exercise is MedicineR (EIM) is the multi organizational, multi national initiative co founded by the American Medical Association and ACSM – and subsequently managed by ACSM – to integrate the scientifically proven benefits of physical activity to prevent and treat chronic disease into the world’s health care systems.
He has been invited to give keynotes and presentations about physical activity and chronic disease and about EIM at US and international scientific and medical conferences in more than 40 countries on six continents and has helped to establish seven EIM Regional Centers and 43 EIM National Centers, all with the goal of making physical activity assessment, prescription, and referral part of health care systems globally.
Dr. Hutber has numerous publications in physiology and sports medicine scientific journals, has authored the Pre-Exercise Health Screening course (Human Kinetics, 2001), is a Board member of the National Advisory Council for Cancer and Exercise in the USA, and continues to serve on the editorial board or as a reviewer for medical journals.
Thursday, April 6, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (exam beginning at 5:00 p.m.)
Room: Pacific Salon 7
Please note that only those attendees who have either an NCCA or an ANSI/ISO accredited exercise professional certification will be eligible to take the EIM Credential exam.