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SCHEDULE

Note: A downloadable pdf version of our event’s schedule will be made available soon, via here.

DAY 1
September 17, 2022
9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Focused Flexibility

Vanessa Koh

Every person has specific flexibility needs and that is why a more focused approach to assessing those needs is necessary. We will teach you how to use the BAP method of testing targeting your client and athlete from the aches pains and stiff muscles that restrict their movement. Learn how each BAP corresponds to a specific set of exercises that will give greater range of motion precisely where needed.

9:00 am - 10:00 am
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"I Want It.. And I Don’t”: Facilitating Health Behaviour Change In Clients

Sudev Suthendran

Who wouldn’t want to change their eating and exercise patterns for the better? Clients want it… and yet, they don’t. As professionals with the goal of optimising health and wellness, we often work with individuals who would benefit from making lifestyle changes but who also may be resistant to or ambivalent about making them. Journeying alongside such clients may then be a frustratingly futile push-pull affair. So how do we empower and sustain behaviour change in such clients? This session aims to give professionals an understanding of what goes into behaviour change and to introduce ‘Motivational Interviewing’ - an evidence-based approach to facilitating health behaviour change.

Session objectives
Participants will:
- Have a theoretical understanding of the health behavior change process
- Understand what motivational interviewing is, and its core principles
- Understand the role of motivational interviewing in the behavioral change process – when to use it and with whom
- Learn to identify and respond to ‘change talk’ in clients using the core interviewing skills of motivational interviewing

9:00 am - 10:00 am
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The Future of Personal Training

Michael Cunico

List, define, describe, prioritize, and summarize all that has come and gone, is still with us, and is coming in the world of fitness and personal training. From old methods of communication to new ideas on content creation, learn what it takes to connect to your clients today and the role technology may, or may not, play. Take a peek into the future and leave with a list of achievable goals to implement and ideas on what to watch out for in the world of fitness, personal training, and technology.

9:00 am - 10:00 am
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I like Big Recovery and I Cannot Lie: Sports Supplements You Can’t Deny

Dr Jonathan Mike

Sports Supplements are high utilized in effort to gain maximum performance. However, recovery is of equal importance as one should recover twice as hard when training hard. Strategies to enhance recovery should be implemented to compensate from various training stimuli, including the science, application, and education of sports supplements. Since recovery-related activities often take place outside the formal training setting, the evaluation of individual differences is often difficult for coaches and may even result in a mismatch between coaches’ and athletes’ perception of recovery. While there is a whole host of supplements to use, this presentation will cover the science, efficacy and application of which supplements provide the most bang for your buck when training to recover optimally. We dive into the science and dispel fact from fiction for all trainers, coaches, athletes, and sports nutrition professionals.

10:15 am - 11:15 am
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Biomechanics And Cueing To Retrain The 5 Most Common Muscle Imbalances Associated With Injury

Chris Mallac

• How do you know if you are training clients with Muscle Imbalances – they are getting increasingly injured!
• Understand how to see on Videos and each other, and then isolate the 5 Classic Muscle Imbalances associated with myriads of niggling Low Back, Knee and Shoulder dysfunctions and pain.
• Movements tell you about Muscle Imbalances – learn the 5 Main ones

10:15 am - 11:15 am
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How Technology Is Impacting Fitness & Wellness In Asia

Panel Discussion

The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) has advised that Asia’s physical activity market - currently worth US$240 billion - is the world’s growth leader and will overtake North America by 2023. This market is becoming more empowered and technology and innovation are making it more dynamic and accessible. Learn about what technological solutions developed by the members of GSIC powered by Microsoft that are on demand by the market today, how they can improve health and wellbeing of population and how they are impacting industry in Asia.

10:15 am - 11:15 am
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Maximising Training ‘intensity' For Muscle Growth

Martin Refalo
10:15 am - 11:15 am
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The Next Coaching Revolution: Fitness Program Strategies For Autism And Neurodiverse Populations

Eric Chessen
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Dynamic Isometrics

Andrew Chadwick

Resistance training has many benefits as you know. Creating strength in an isometric muscle contraction is something we’ve been doing as coaches for years. This form of training had many benefits, but often times is just performed in a static position. What if we could created dynamic resistance to these activities to create a whole new form isometric load resistance? Learning objectives 1: Learn the benefits of stressing the isometric phase of resistance training.
Learning objectives 2: Understand more about the application of positional competence during resistance training.
Learning objectives 3: Use elastic resistance tools to create a dynamic isometric strength load.

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Bullet-proof the Low Back

Michol Dalcourt

Musculoskeletal injury and pain in the low back has become highly prevalent in most first world countries, influencing all aspects of our lives. It’s clear that Personal Trainers must have programming and coaching solutions to help clients reduce their injury potential and re-establish confidence in their movement ability. In this session, we’ll explore IoM’s unique approach to restoring function through the Lumbo-Pelvic-Hip Complex so you can coach your client to better health and improved confidence to Move!

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Burnout & Stress: Consequences & Treatments

Kyle Riley
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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From Cradle To Grave: Exercise And Women's Health

Joanne Gao
Dr Huang Zhongwei
Dr Fadzil Hamzah

Part 1 : Exercise for the Growing Child
Movement is a vital part of every child’s life. It facilitates learning, optimise growth, and strengthens psychosocial well-being.
Beyond unstructured play, appropriately prescribed exercise improves health-related fitness, optimise bone development, and prevent future health issues.
Getting children of all ages to be active throughout childhood remains a key health priority. This talk will share insights and tips on how to provide developmentally appropriate and fun exercises to foster long-term activity engagement in children.
Part 2 : Exercise In The Child-baring Years
Dr Huang would be sharing on the importance of physical activity and active lifestyle in ensuring optimal women and preconception health in the reproductive years. He will be discussing on the latest guidelines on prescribing exercise for pregnant mothers.
Part 3 : Exercise In the Elderly
There is strong evidence that physical activity reduces the risk of disease, helps to manage existing medical conditions, and develops and maintains physical and mental function. However an abrupt reduction in both incidental and planned physical activity during the COVID-19 pandemic due to social distancing and self-isolation is a concern for older adults, who are typically more inactive than younger populations and more prone to frailty and sarcopenia. Supporting older adults to remain physically active during and after the COVID-19 crisis will therefore require careful consideration and strong collaborations between healthcare and fitness professionals.

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Never too old to have FUN!

Guillaume Gee Tual

Many studies show that structuring your workouts to resemble games can make them more fun, intense, and easier to stick with. In this practical session, you'll explore the different ways to create a fun workout to make your clients both physically and mentally fit. From the psychology of play to movement assessments and innovative exercises, "Gee" will challenge the way you think about training. This session will bring you new tools and ideas to use with any clients, from kids to the elderly and athletes. A must-attend if you're new in the industry.

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Train like an athlete even for the general population

Sufian Yusof

Why do we want to train the general population like an athlete? Athletes look at getting good at the entire strength spectrum (force-velocity curve). Most gen pop looks at building just muscle mass without understanding the need to look at various strength protocols. This course aims to address that.

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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The Complete Guide to Metabolic Flexibility

Michol Dalcourt

Metabolic Flexibility is a central tenet to Metabolic Health as it relates to our ability to efficiently switch to the appropriate fuel source to accomplish a given task. What this means is we can’t do High Intensity Training all of the time, no matter how many benefits are associated with it. Otherwise, we set ourselves up for long term consequences associated with repetitive training. Instead, a Metabolic Conditioning program that highlights Variability is the key to successful programming towards health and sustainable performance. In this session, we’ll explore IoM’s 4Q MetCon Model and help you become a master programmer of Metabolic Conditioning.

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Facebook Ads for Fitness Professionals

Claudia Li
Jono Petrohilos

For Fitness Business Owners and Personal Trainers who want to learn how to set up Facebook Ads to grow their audience get leads and sign up more clients.
Learning Objectives 1)Fundamentals of Facebook Ads, 2)Learn How To Set Up A Facebook Ads for your business, 3)Hacks to make sure your ads are effective, 4)Growing your business with Facebook Ads

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
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An Introduction To Animal Flow: Masterclass

Roshan Chopra

This session will include an introduction to core components of AF, with some explanations of the science underpinning the movements.

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
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If You Roll It You Better Activate It!

Andrew Chadwick

Foam rolling has many benefits before, during and after an exercise session. But, one of the things it can do is increase our parasympathetic tone. This can be highly detrimental to our ability to perform the skill of exercise. During this session we will explore the solution, Activations! You will leave this session having a better ability to move and also more ready to exercise!

Learning objectives 1: Understand why Foam Rolling can reduce our ability to produce force.
Learning objective 2: Learn Foam Rolling techniques to increase range of motion.
Learning objective 3: Learn Activation techniques to improve motor cortex up regulation before performing the skill of exercise.

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
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Fundamentals Of Nutritional Programming

Jacob Schepis

An easy to follow breakdown of the most misunderstood topic to Nutrition – The Biochemistry of Energy Production. You’ll learn how to appropriately fuel performance, drive muscle building, lose fat effectively and apply this practically to clients of all levels.

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
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The Art of Coaching: What I have learned from conducting over 25,000 Coaching Sessions

Samuel Schepis

In this presentation I will discuss my professional experience coaching clients from general population through to elite athletes. Getting results for clients isnt always easy and there are a lot of unique circumstances, individual considerations and a multitude of life variables that can influence the plan that coach- client establish. I will cover the key aspects of achieving lasting results in a reliable and repeatable manner and how to effectively master the art of coaching and working with clients on their health and fitness goals.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Aren't All Injuries Created Equally?

Chris Mallac

• Join Australian Sports Physiotherapist Chris Mallac as he explains how injuries are an opportunity to work with a client and also with Health Professionals to bring them back to an optimal state where all exercise is safe.
• Learn when injuries are High Risk, and MUST be referred
• PT's discover how to Risk Assess, but NOT Diagnose an injury
• Be safer with injuries of your clients!
• Earn the respect of Health Professionals, and build referral from them to grow your business.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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The Links of Programming

Dr Dane Bartz

It’s important to deliver an optimal training program so clients can improve their performance but ultimately enhance their quality of life. In this presentation, Dr. Bartz will be discussing how to approach fitness programming that endorses the development of foundational movements and achieving goals. Dane will provide recommendations on how to order training sessions utilizing three primary links of programming.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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The Ultimate Guide to Fit Tech, Wearables and AI as part of your programming!

Kyle Riley

Ten years ago, fitness technology was a novelty, now it is an ABSOLUTE necessity. If you aren’t across how to maximise these tools and don’t understand what is coming, you will be left behind. Between incredible wearables and the emergence of Artificial Intelligence, your clients need you to be the expert in this area as well as your traditional training. This session is going to give the essential updates, readiness for the future, and also help you take advantage of the tech that is available right now to get better results with your clients than ever before.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Nutrition Considerations: Hormones & Training Female Clients and Athletes

Ana Terra

A combination of optional nutrition, training load, and recovery time is crucial for both male and female athletes. However, to achieve performance goals, female athletes need special attention to their hormones. Female hormones play an important role in sports performance and the disruption of hormonal balance will lead to lower performance and ultimately health problems.
In this session, you will be able to understand how female hormones respond to training, how to nourish a female's training according to a female’s hormonal cycles and interactions, and, how to prevent and heal a potential hormonal imbalance.