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SESSIONS

DAY 1
September 17, 2022
DAY 2
September 18, 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.

9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Finish Them: Animal Flow Interval Training

Roshan Chopra

Animal Flow movements can be utilized as fantastic finishers or general HIIT exercises. Rosh would introduce some simple AF movements that can be learned in a short amount of time, and then teach 3 styles of intervals that use AF movements. Participants would leave with at least 3 sample AF-based "finishers" they can begin uses in PT or group classes right away.

9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Strength Training Women Like Women

Clare Hozack

How to Start modifying your Strength Training programs to serve your female clients better. Learn how to provide a starting point in training women as their unique selves. Learn how to start thinking about our programming for women differently to men. Learn how to break through the overwhelm of all the information coming out about training women, and identify a few key tweaks you can make to start serving them better.

9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Diet and Nutritional Supplements for Health and Performance

Goh Qiu Le

This talk will provide an overview of healthy eating principles, and also discuss the role of diet and nutritional supplements in optimising performance.
 
Learning Outcomes
-  Diet and general health
-  Role of diet and nutritional supplements in optimising performance

9:00 am - 10:00 am
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The (Not So Secret) Secrets of Success

Shannon Fable

While no two successful fit pros follow the same path, there are common steps they take to end up living a life full of passion, purpose, and profits. Join Shannon as she outlines her 4 Step System for Success. Walk away with a framework to help you get pointed in the right direction and details to activate step 1 right away! Together, we will uncover the key ingredients for making you a top-notch trainer who can be effortlessly at the top of your game. Whether you work for yourself or someone else, let her help you prep your own personal recipe for professional success.

10:15 am - 11:15 am
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Untold Truth of Functional Training – “Knowing Why You Are Doing What You Are Doing”

Nelson Chong

With the ever-increasing exercise options to stay fit and healthy ranging from pilates, yoga, bodybuilding, running, triathlon, sports, group classes, bootcamps, crossfit, parkour, MMA, HIIT, etc, it is concerning to know why more individuals are getting injured prematurely and seeking help from physiotherapist, osteopath, chiropractor, sports doctor, TCM, etc. Journey with Nelson Chong, founder & CEO of Functional Training Institute to discover how his innovative “R`4 Methodology” has empowered individuals from 6 to 96 years old live pain-free actively that will add life to your years in this intriguing session. Together with Nelson, you will finally understand that “Functional Training is the movement solution for any bodily dysfunction.”

10:15 am - 11:15 am
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Deadstarts: The Missing Link to Strength Training

Michol Dalcourt

A Deadstart is an exercise that requires overcoming a mass’ resting inertia. An example in the gym would be Deadlifts, a staple in Strength and Conditioning due to its many benefits towards human health and performance. If we take a look at how we ‘Deadlift” outside of the gym, we recognize that we often have to deadlift submaximal load in both a variety of directions and from a variety of postures. In this session, we’ll explore 3 forms of Deadstarts to help your clients develop the Functional Strength required for both life and sport performance.

10:15 am - 11:15 am
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Understanding how Blockchain will change the Fitness Industry. Fitness 2.0!

Scott Larsen

You may have heard of NFT's, or perhaps DiFi. A change is coming in the sports industry and blockchain is at the centre of the shift. Join this discussion to understand the future of fitness and how decentralized systems will add value and put fitness in the hands of the participant in the near future!

10:15 am - 11:15 am
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Biomechanics Masterclass

Andrew Chadwick

Deconstructing the details to biomechanics to what really goes into selecting exercises and how to program in progression into your training.

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Move With Intention?

Guillaume Gee Tual

How many of your clients seem disconnected from their bodies when training? Studies on positive focus and visualisation while exercising show improvements in performance and training outcomes. Join Movement Therapist Guillaume Tual and learn how you can help your clients reconnect with their inner athletes to achieve their goals faster. From quadrupedal movement training to barefoot stimulation drills, learn how conscious training combined with your knowledge will improve your clients’ ability to move and lift better while decreasing their risk of injury.

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Myofascial Release for 5 Most Common Muscle Imbalances associated with Dysfunctional Movement & Potential Injury

Chris Mallac

• Learn ground-breaking myofascial release techniques for 5 areas prone to movement blockages in your clients – without becoming a Physio or Massage therapist!
• A very practical session, with strong emphasis on how to do techniques on each other, rather than just teaching techniques for clients to (hopefully) do themselves.
• Have fun repairing niggling problems on each other with lots of before / after improvements to myriads of classic problems

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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The ‘You Do You’ Coaching Approach

Dr Dane Bartz

In this presentation, Dr. Bartz will discuss how Linked Fit HQ utilizes the You Do You coaching approach. When it comes to coaching, it’s important for clients to understand what’s right for them in programming so they can achieve their goals. Providing clients the opportunity to build autonomy in their fitness and wellness journey will help build true expectations for the future.

11:30 am - 12:30 am
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Muscle Building Masterclass

Martin Refalo

Learn the science behind Hypertrophy, and how to apply this to intelligently answer common everyday questions of – Rep ranges, tempo, exercise selection & program design.

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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GAME SPEED: Agility for sports performance

Julian Lim

Many team-based sports require athletes to display quick bursts of speed to dominate in a game scenario and this can be achieved with sound change of direction mechanics. This workshop will review the technical aspects that are essential for agility and change of direction mechanics. Participants can look to take away snippets and practical applications to improve their ability to change direction.
1. Kinematic and kinetic elements of the change of direction technical model
2. Effective drills for improving speed, agility and quickness
3. Effective movement skills programming for change of direction

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Enhance Post-Training Recovery

Dr Dane Bartz

A client's recovery should never be skipped! In this practical session, Dr. Bartz will be leading a group practical demonstration of how to efficiently and effectively deliver a post-training (i.e., immediately following a training session) recovery plan to improve relaxation and regeneration. Learn how to appropriately order a recovery plan following a training session so clients can achieve greatness in their programs.

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Navigating fat loss stalls

Jacob Schepis

Fat loss stalls are a common experience amongst individuals dieting to lose weight or body fat. As frustrating as they can be, there is both an art and science to knowing how to break through plateaus during a fat loss phase. In this presentation you will learn what causes fat loss to stall, how to detect true stalls and differentiate between perceived stalls as well as the science behind adjusting key variables in diet and exercise in order to continue incinerating fat and shedding weight.
Learning Objectives - (1) The fundamentals of fat loss physiology (2) The primary causes of fat/weight loss stalls (3) How to identify when a stall is reached; and (4) What to do in order to continue losing fat/weight.

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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The 5 Major Mummy Moves that Must Be Included in Every Program

Clare Hozack

Mums perform major lifts and movements repetitively every single day. We, as fitness professionals (or mothers ourselves) can identify these movements and train for them, like we do in any other sport. Learn how to break out of the conservative boundaries that dictate deep core training to date. Learn how to educate trainers on how parenthood is literally a sport, we can enhance a woman's fitness for this sport! Learn how to provide a pathway to safely progress them to these movements that are traditionally "high risk" for pelvic dysfunctions.

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
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Advanced Kettlebell Mastery

Julian Lim
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
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The Science of Play: why a fun session goes beyond exercise

Guillaume Gee Tual

They say age is a number and you're only as old as you act. Why do we stop having fun as we get older? Training mature clients doesn't have to be boring and you'll often find they are ready to let loose! Movement Therapist Guillaume "Gee" Tual will take you through some creative and innovative ways to train your elderly clients for balance, mobility, strength, coordination and reactivity. Whether you train your clients at home, online or at the gym, you will get them to come back for more!

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
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The physiology of muscle growth - is it really just damage and repair?

Martin Refalo

Together with improved strength and power development, skeletal muscle hypertrophy is considered a primary adaptation to resistance training (RT) (1), the only non-pharmaceutical intervention capable of inducing significant muscle hypertrophy. This adaptation results in increased muscle size, specifically to muscles that are targeted during RT interventions. It has been long known that RT damages muscle fibers through tension induced microtrauma, leading to the upregulation of repair processes that match the magnitude of damage induced (2). This understanding led to the birth of a notion which suggests that the ‘damage-repair cycle’ experienced after RT bouts is the primary pathway for muscle hypertrophy. At face value, this conventional wisdom makes sense – the repair process makes the muscle bigger, stronger and more resilient to future RT stress. However, recent evidence confirms that although damage and repair play a role, there are other physiological processes at work during and after RT sessions that allow our muscles to grow in size (3). This seminar will explain how muscles grow in size on a molecular and cellular level and explicate the mechanisms behind RT’s role in muscle hypertrophy, providing a new depth of understanding on this topic. This theoretical knowledge will be combined with practical takeaways to improve RT prescription and hypertrophic outcomes in an evidence-based manner.

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
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Plant Based Nutrition for Performance

Ana Terra

Did you know that you can get all the nutrients necessary for training and competition with a plant-based diet? A plant-based diet is not only better for the environment, but it can also be better for your health. In this session, you will learn everything about sourcing macronutrients and micronutrients from plant-based foods, how to increase the bioavailability of nutrients from plants and in which cases you should take supplements.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Stress Busting Recovery Techniques

Michol Dalcourt

“Night is to day as movement is to rest” - Philip Beach.
This statement is not only extremely important for health and performance outcomes, but speaks directly to what is understood in the research for tissue behavior. Namely, that HOW we rest can and ultimately will impact how we move. In many instances, the advice for “rest / recovery” is simply to avoid structured exercise. We now know that this could not be further from the truth. HOW we rest can be programmed in and optimized through a programming strategy. In this session, we’ll explore Recovery techniques designed to optimize a client’s training program and help a client manage their overall stress.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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How to program unlimited Small Group Training/Bootcamp workouts

Marissa Jenkins
Travis Mattern

When it comes to programming for SGT or Bootcamp it can become a extremely time consuming. Constantly trying to think new more complicated workouts each and every session. This session is catered for those looking to create a system to help you generate endless fun group workouts by using some simple variations. • Learn the primal movement patterns •Learn how to use the primal movement patterns to create endless movement variations • Why using time works best for group training • Learn a range of fundamental workout templates.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Advancements in Precision Exercise and Nutrition

Kyle Riley

New research tells us that people respond differently to the same food, and a superfood for one person can actually create pain and poor health in another. Exercise is no different…the wrong movement at the wrong time can actually take a person’s fitness backwards, while the right exercise at the right time can result in 2-3 times the results. All of this research explains why some of your clients don’t get the response you thought they would. This session is going to lay it all out for you so you can truly have a consistent and more powerful impact on every single client.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Habits of High Performers

Michael Cunico

Why do some of our clients achieve great things, while others flail between workouts, bouncing from one diet and training plan to the next, without making progress? Or even worse, they yo-yo between adherence to the best-laid plans and all-out binges and leave us as a client all together? While we can't 'own' a clients 'motivation' we can prepare them from the moment they meet us to take responsibility for their health and build a plan through self-driven changes and positive habits. This may be the secret to ensuring your next client, and all those after that, become high performers.