ExPRO Virtual CIRCUIT BREAKER

In the light of the current global environment surrounding Covid-19, ExPRO is going virtual!
Thursday 28th (8am-1pm) & Friday 29th (1pm-6pm)


ExPRO Virtual is the first and only virtual fitness conference in Singapore curated with Exercise Professionals at the core, strengthening our competitive advantage as a collective and creating new opportunities for Singapore’s fitness industry. This new virtual initiative will allow you, the Exercise Professional, to experience an incredible line-up of international educators in the comfort of your own home, via live seminars and workshops, as well as taking part in live Q&A’s, panel discussions and industry networking. ExPRO Virtual will deliver an action packed 2-day event, sharing the knowledge and insights from some of the world’s leading fitness experts, inside an engaging community of fellow Exercise Professionals across a variety of industry streams

Programming &
Performance

Rehab, Recovery &
Special Populations

Business, Tech &
Professional Development

Science, Research &
Nutrition

GroupEx

Mindfulness,
Behaviour-change & Coaching

Make sure you join us for *FREE* to experience innovative education and above all, leave feeling inspired, recharged and motivated to tackle your current challenges and enhance your fitness career.
Day 1
May 28, 2020
12:00 am - 12:00 am

An Outside the Box Approach to Small Group Training

Anthony Wall

Group training is one of the most impactful, enjoyable experiences a client can have—and the growth of group-based classes and activities is a testament to that!

In this course led by ACE Director of Strategic Partnerships Anthony J. Wall, MS, you will explore the basis for group success and learn what motivates people to participate in group physical activity. Understanding how groups function will give you the foundational knowledge needed for effective small group programming. You’ll delve deeper and uncover the 3 Key Pillars of Success to design world-class small group training sessions.

12:00 am - 12:00 am

Multimedia Marketing During & After this Global Pandemic

Sara Kooperman

Examine how to market your business effectively during and after this pandemic. Explore different media options to brand your business and drive it to success. Uncover your unique market position, perfect your Live Stream Options, create email blasts, construct e-newsletters, mold your website and expand your social media presence. Learn from Sara Kooperman, thriving entrepreneur who started from a 3rd floor walk-up and transformed it into a multi-million-dollar enterprise.

12:00 am - 12:00 am

Mastering Differentiation to Attract More of Your Ideal Clients

Billy Polson

Whether you are looking to grow your in-person training practice, your online fitness programs or your boutique fitness studio, creatively defining your differentiators is the key strategy for positioning your business ahead of the competition within your market. In this workshop style lecture, attendees will work through the exact steps necessary for researching their target customer, well defining their product offering, studying their competitive market, and strategically adjusting their brand and marketing plan to better reach their target audience and increase new client acquisition.
Objectives:
DEFINE the specifics of their most valuable product offering and the crucial pain points for their niche client.
RESEARCH their competitors and industry leaders to determine their optimal position within their market.
Determine their most valuable DIFFERENTIATORS and develop a plan for expanding these key areas.
CALIBRATE their current brand and marketing to make the best use of these differentiators for connecting with their ideal clients.

12:00 am - 12:00 am

Personalised Nutrition and Immune Health

Dr Cam McDonald

Lifestyle has a profound effect on the immune system. Your balance of stress, rest, nourishment and energy use is finely balanced to ensure your body can stay disease free and resilient. Dr Cam will take you through what you can do, why it's different for everyone, and how you can take immediate, certain action to support yourself and others.

12:00 am - 12:00 am

Blame: The Excuses Clients Tell Themselves for Not Exercising and the Science to Retrain Their Behaviors

Rick Richey

There are always reasons clients give for not sticking to their exercise goals, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic. Some of excuses are not even true! However, research shows that perceptions of why people do not stick to exercise may be just as important as the truth. Based on original and existing research, this session explores the stories clients tell themselves for exercise non-compliance and how to retrain their blame.

12:00 am - 12:00 am

Bulletproof Your In-Person Coaching Experience To Beat The Digital Wave

Jack Thomas

Learn how to build a coaching experience and business so strong that members will choose your in-person training over an app or Zoom session every time. Everyone is talking about on-demand and live-stream digital fitness, but many members cannot wait to get back into their physical gyms. This lecture from Jack Thomas will demonstrate some fundamental principles that will help your coaching business deliver a training experience that digital fitness simply cannot compete with. Jack is the founder and CEO of BASE in Bangkok (Asia's Gym of the Year 2018, ClassPass's Bangkok's Best Studio Award 2020) and host of the Fitness Business Asia podcast

12:00 am - 12:00 am

Learn how to adapt your personal training service to include online training and, more importantly, learn why you should consider online PT services.

Owen Bowling

Topics covered in this session include:
Understanding your WHY and how online services help you achieve your mission
Online training considerations - what do you need in place before you begin?
Technology - explore the platforms, apps and channels you can use
Implementation - how to get started
Q+A

12:00 am - 12:00 am

Helping Post Natal Clients Beat the Pre-Baby Body ‘Rush’ and Return to Exercise Safely

Brooke Turner

Entering motherhood is a rollercoaster ride for all new mums. Women can often feel ‘pressure’ be it real or perceived to get their ‘pre baby body’ back or slim down asap and unfortunately a lot of this pressure and information comes from less credible sources via social media. It is important as fitness professionals that we understand the considerations, physiological changes, guidelines and safe modifications for women returning to exercise. Tune into this session to learn how to effectively program for, and empower and educate your post natal clients to beat the ‘rush’ back to exercise and do so safely and effectively.

Building Your Muscles, Flexing Your Perspective

Benjamin Siong

This seminar will provide some interesting yet applicable principles for hypertrophy at home. Differentiate yourself from the standard “use the broom or couch” trainer workouts, and learn to Train Smart! Having these tools will undoubtedly give coaches an edge in their programming, but equally important is now the “HOW”. As such, we will also be delving into ways of delivering these training methods to ensure client compliance and OPTIMAL RESULTS!

Day 2
May 29, 2020
12:00 am - 12:00 am

The 7-C’s of Business Recovery

Paul Brown

Follow a simple but powerful seven-point checklist of how to make sure when you reopen your doors you are fully ready to get back to eclipse your best ever business and personal success.
Includes many innovative strategies and examples from around the world equally relevant to any size business from studios and fitness boutiques to big-box clubs and chains.

12:00 am - 12:00 am

Mobility Matters: Mobilisation techniques to address joint and muscle dysfunction for enhanced weight room performance

Ranell Hobson

Ensuring your clients have the physical capacity to achieve desired positions and postures in a variety of lifting patterns in the gym is crucial for continued loading and force production capabilities. In this practical workshop you will learn a variety of ways to mobilise those integral joint structures for improved lifting performance and recovery.
While in isolation and lockdown, improving joint and muscle function should be everyone’s goal. This way when we return to the gym we decrease our risk of injury and are ready to load. Remember when our clients return, no amount of expert cueing will get a client into a position that their body does not have the physical capacity to go. Mobility restrictions cause uneven skeletal loading through compensatory actions and increase chronic load injury risk.
In this jam packed practical session, I will demonstrate and educate on the techniques I use to repair tissue integrity and joint mobility to get my clients loading correctly in the gym and lifting heavier sooner.

12:00 am - 12:00 am

The Biology of Behaviours: Motivating your Online Clients

Kyle Riley

In this session we discuss the role biology and environment plays in our communication styles, behavioural drivers and motivational factors. You will learn how to identify these traits in your clients and how to deal with different types of people in an online setting. From the types of software to use, motivational strategies to utilise and more, ensuring you can maximise engagement and provide a personalised experience that keeps your clients coming back.

12:00 am - 12:00 am

Building a Great Business Beyond Covid-19

Daniel Henderson
12:00 am - 12:00 am

How To Optimise Your Sleep and Stress In Challenging Times

Dave Liow

Sleep isn’t just your system shutting down. Sleep is regenerative to the mind and body. Sleep not only repairs your body, it also boosts your immune function and sharpens your brain to deal with challenges. Odds are you and your clients are more stressed than you would normally be. Find out proven techniques for optimising your sleep and also dealing with increased stress in these challenging times.

12:00 am - 12:00 am

4 Non-Negotiable Characteristics, Every Coach Needs to Possess

Filipe Pereira

I hate to say it, we were not prepared for this. None of us where, if this is the case, how come some of us are doing better than others? Truth is most of us did not have the tools and skills, to adapt and thrive in this current scenario. The fitness landscape is changing, moving forward this is going to really test our ability to empower change on others, to be adaptable, as well as, prepared for what’s next. Moving forward our ability to instil a habit of growth onto others will certainly challenge your communication skills, more than ever. These 4 nonnegotiable characteristics of a coach is a highly interactive and solution rich workshop, we will be discussing:
(1) How to Empower and facilitate change by using strategies on habits and specific coaching strategies.
(2) How to train yourself to be Adaptable to not just the person you work with but the environment you find yourself in.
(3) Have a Growth mindset by looking at what areas you need to grow in the fitness industry and how to do it.
(4) The ability to Communicate effectively is crucial for adherence and retention, both face to face and within virtual platforms.
Now, more than ever, individuals who are looking to be healthier and fitter will be looking for personalized support, adapted guidance and communicate effectively to the individual needs. These skills, in my opinion, are an absolute must, for us to thrive in our beloved industry.

12:00 am - 12:00 am

Exercise is Medicine: Integrating Health and Fitness in Healthcare Following Covid-19

Dr Fadzil Hamzah

In the 5th century BC, Hippocrates said that “Eating alone will not keep a man well; he must also take exercise. For food and exercise… work together to produce health.” This relationship has been further defined by years of scientific research that shows a clear correlation between physical activity and health status. That is, those individuals who maintain an active and fit way of life live longer and healthier lives than those who do not. This association between physical activity and health persists in virtually every subgroup of the population, regardless of age, sex, race or environmental condition. The benefits of exercise are overwhelming, and it has been shown that exercise can be used therapeutically for any condition. Healthcare systems must begin to think of physical activity and exercise as a medication that should be prescribed to patients. Healthcare professionals must therefore collectively urge all patients to become more active and stay active throughout their lives. It’s imperative that all patients understand the risks of being sedentary, and the importance of exercise in treating and preventing chronic diseases. Exercise Professionals on the other hand, are uniquely qualified to help people on a journey of lifestyle change, particularly those with specific training and accredited certifications in health coaching. The fitness industry must therefore reinforce standards for well-qualified health and exercise professionals that will solidify trust between the medical and fitness communities, for the benefit of patients and consumers. There should be a merging of the fitness industry with the healthcare industry, so that both patients and clients can be better helped to find an appropriate exercise regimen. The Exercise is Medicine initiative therefore provides an innovative approach that, through a prescription, links the medical profession with physical activity professionals and community resources.

12:00 am - 12:00 am

Global insights in to the Future of the business of fitness

Ryan Hogan

Join Les Mills APAC CEO, Ryan Hogan as he shares key lessons from 50 years of Les Mills, stories of COVID-recovery and where health clubs might be headed next.

Optimal Nutrition & Mental Health

Kristen Beck

She link between nutrition and mental wellbeing seems intuitive, but the research into how diet actually influences our brain health is only in its’ infancy. In this comprehensive session, nutritionist Kristen Beck (M.Hum.Nutr. B.H.Sc) will explore how the brain and body responds to stress and review the latest science into how both our nutrition and body composition can affect brain health. Topics will include the impact of food processing, refined sugars and grain foods, intense sweeteners, types of fats and proteins as well as the role of gut health in balancing stress hormones and boosting feel-good neurotransmitters. Take home practical, scientifically-validated food and dietary suggestions to help clients manage stress and support optimal mental wellbeing”

General Pass

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  • *ExPRO Virtual Event Portal
  • *2-Day LIVE Online Pass
  • *18 World-Class Presenters
  • *Live Presenter Q&A’s
  • *Expert Panel Discussions
  • *Industry Networking
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All Access VIP Pass

$ 49
  • *ExPRO Virtual Event Portal
  • *2-Day LIVE Online Pass
  • *18 World-Class Presenters
  • *Live Presenter Q&A’s
  • *Expert Panel Discussions
  • *Industry Networking
  • *12-Month Professional Listing with FitnessSG (worth $150)
  • *All Session Recordings On-Demand(VIP only)
  • *All Session Slides & Handouts (VIP only)
  • *Discount for ExPRO 2021 Live Conference
  • (*You will be prompted to upgrade to VIP via email link after you complete your FREE Registration)

zumba

You can also finish the event of with a bang thanks to our event patterns at Zumba®️, offering a complimentary Zumba®️ Virtual Class

Friday May 29th @ 6pm (Singapore Time)
Delivered by David Velez – Zumba®️ Education Specialist

Dozens of exhilarating rhythms… one amazing experience!
Shake up your living room floor during a high energy Zumba®️ workout and take your mind, booty, and soul on a full-blown fitness journey.
(Only 100 slots available)