May 7, 2021
May 8, 2021
12:15 pm - 12:45 pm


12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

Bravely Differentiate in 2021 to Catapult Your Online Training Business

Billy Polson
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

The Lumbo-pelvic Hip Complex (LPHC): A Kinesiology Guide and Preventative Strategies to Avoid Injury Category: Rehab, Recovery & Special Populations

Fabio Comana

The lumbo-pelvic hip complex (LPHC) comprises 30+ muscles connecting the lumbar spine and pelvis and although highly prone to injury (80-to-90% of adults will suffer from low back pain), it also exerts significant influence upon structures above and below it. This session introduces regional interdependence, explaining how the body functions as one interconnected kinetic chain and how compensations or impairments in one region can impair other regions. Learn more about the mechanics of the LPHC and how to identify key dysfunctions. Also learn how to implement corrective exercise techniques to help prevent injury and improve overall movement efficiency.

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

Minimal Equipment, Maximum Effect

Meghan Jarvis

In this session, Meghan has put together new exercises and techniques that can help you get the most out of your training sessions with new innovative exercises utilizing minimal equipment. Through her experience with training over 1,000 corporate clients, she has compiled easy to use exercise routines that can be performed anywhere, for any type of client. Learn how to put together an effective and fun training session that will set you a part in 2021. Discover how, by alternating high intensity, high repetition workouts with HIIT intervals with a chair/bench, or using a partner or a band, you can deliver exciting, challenging and results-driven workouts.

1:45 pm - 2:05 pm


Emma Masters
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Animal Flow: Harnessing the Human Body (W)

Alisha Smith

With home lockdowns and gym shutdowns occurring regularly and spontaneously aroundthe world, it’s never been more important to have quality training options at your fingertips.Luckily, if you have a body, asmall piece of floor space, and some Animal Flow know-how,you have everything you need to create a workout with countless benefits and endlessvariations.Join Alisha Smith, Animal Flow Master Instructor, and explore a range of ground-basedmovements thatcan be used to develop mobility, strength, power, and endurance–all fromthe comfort of your own (or your client’s) home!Learn a ready-made Flow that can be implemented with a range of clients immediately, anddiscover the power of the most incrediblepiece of training equipment you’ll ever access:the human body.

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Thermal and fluid demands during endurance running in the heat


Exercising in the heat often results in elevation in body temperature. This is the cumulative result of more heat being produced by the working muscles than heat loss to the environment coupled with hot and/or humid environmental conditions. Studies have shown that an accelerated increase in body temperature could impair both exercise performance (i.e. time trial) and exercise capacity (i.e. time to exhaustion). In order to optimise exercise tolerance in the heat, various strategies are employed to alter heat strain such as maximising aerobic fitness, heat acclimatisation, pre-exercise cooling and fluid ingestion. Specific to fluid ingestion, the recommended volume to ingest before and after exercise is widely accepted. There are however differing views regarding fluid replacement during exercise. Severe under or over hydration has ill effects and therefore there is a need to drink correctly. Optimising the cooling effect from hydration solution by manipulating drink temperature and thermal capacity can enhance exercise tolerance especially in the heat.

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Together We Thrive: Fitness, Health and Healthcare In The Face of A Global Pandemic

Dr Fadzil

The COVID-19 crisis has fundamentally changed our lives. Many countries, including Singapore, have imposed lockdowns, increased social distancing, and implemented the use of face masks outside homes to reduce social contact to contain the pandemic. Access to the gyms, parks, community clubs and other public facilities used for social activities and recreation have been restricted. Group exercises and outdoor activities have also been discouraged. The elderly and those with chronic medical conditions, being very vulnerable to COVID-19, have also been advised not to leave their homes unnecessarily. In addition, schools and many jobs have transitioned to online platforms. All these are pertinent measures to tide us through the pandemic but they have also resulted in significant disruptions in everyday schedules for work, school, recreation, and social engagement routines.
This talk examines the impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic on physical activity engagement, dietary habits and psycho-social health based on local and international experiences. It highlights the need for all industries to come together to develop and evaluate interventions that take into account the social, cultural, physical and environmental factors in order to increase physical activity for chronic disease and COVID-19 prevention and management.

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

GROUP PANEL DISCUSSION (Does AI Spell the end for PT?)

Emma Masters
Kyle Riley
Owen Bowling

The ability to capture bio-data through wearable technology and other non-invasive means, as well as the role artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning play in the synthesis of large quantities of information are changing the landscape of the fitness industry. App-based technologies now boast the ability to create expertly-designed personal training programs with easy to follow instructions and demonstrations, as well as nutritional protocols taking into consideration genetics and a whole host of other biological data points to provide a truly customised meal plan that goes far beyond a person’s macro’s and calories. As exciting as these advancements are, there is a voice of concern in the back of the mind of every PT asking the
question, where does that leave us?
Will such advancements replace the need for a 1-1 trainer or is there an opportunity to capitalise on this incredible technology to further enhance the client experience?
Join our expert panel as we discuss the future of the fitness industry and the role of the PT in a tech-driven world.

4:45 pm - 5:45 pm

Programming the Ultimate HIIT Workout for Special Populations

Alexis Batrakoulis
4:45 pm - 5:45 pm

Nutrition For Body Transformations and Training

Owen Bisman

Ultimate Performance is the world's leading personal training company. We help corporate professionals achieve results they never thought were possible. Find out how we tackle nutrition for these professionals so you too can achieve life changing results with your clients.

4:45 pm - 5:45 pm

The Essence of Selling Fitness

Paul Brown Mr Retention

Paul Brown is famous world-wide for his retention systems but as a club and business owner-operator for 40 years he has mastered art of selling fitness and its plethora of solutions.
As we emerge from the most challenging era in history of the fitness industry, being able to sell yourself, the solutions you offer and the amazing benefits is now more critical than ever.
Paul will share some of the highlights of his Fitness Sales Mastery™ course bring absolute clarity on how to excite and motivate even the most stubborn procrastinators to invest in you.
This presentation is ideal for health and fitness professionals, independent business owners, Personal Trainers, Studio operators or anyone seeking to better understand the behavioural psychology of their clients and the most powerful triggers to action.

5:45 pm - 6:00 pm


7:00 pm - 7:30 am


8:00 am - 8:45 am


9:00 am - 10:00 am

Your Brain on Exercise

Ryan Glatt

Health and fitness professionals have the opportunity to join allied health professionals in addressing the major epidemic of cognitive decline and neurodegenerative diseases, such as dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Although exercise has been proven to be beneficial to brain health and cognitive functioning, the precise exercise prescriptions are not clear to the general public or the industries of health and fitness. This has led to further confusion and leaves clients, patients, and caregivers wondering if they are doing all that is possible to stave off cognitive decline. This lecture will review the research on how certain modalities of exercise can differentially affect the brain, and provide an initial framework for the assessment and programming of cognitive health within exercise programs

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Recovery Cycle: The Links that Control Transformation

Dr Dane Bartz

Learn how to appropriately apply convenient recovery protocols into programs to maximize performance andindividuality for each client. This presentation will discuss the key links that are critical to improving a client’s recovery processwith applications of health, stress, nutrition, sleep, and training with current evidence that is valued in strength and conditioning.Additionally, attendees will learn how to regulate and modulate training programs to reduce unwanted fatigue and producesuperior adaptations

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Arthritis Exercise Integration

Christine Conti
10:00 am - 10:15 am


10:15 am - 11:15 am

Muscle vs Movement-Based Strength Training

Derrick Price

In a typical Strength Training workout, we often program our exercise selection based on the specific muscles we're looking to enhance. We call this Muscle-Based Strength Training.

Equally important is the idea of Movement-Based Strength Training, where the goal is to add strength to task-specific whole-body integrated movement patterns. With this form of Strength Training, we look to enhance muscle synergies, coordination and tissue tolerance within our fascial structures.

In this session, Derrick Price, Vice President of the Institute of Motion will walk you through how we consider both Muscle and Movement-based Strength Training when programming for Health and Human Performance.

10:15 am - 11:15 am

Programming For Classes – Why it needs to be different

Vanessa Leone

Many personal trainers find themselves teaching many small groups or leading classes while using personal training programming parameters. Teaching a class is very different to teaching in a 1:1 setting. In this session learn the biggest mistakes trainers are making in the group programming and how to correct them. Start looking at class programming differently to give your participants the best experience every time.
Document Course :
Link Video Course:
Learning objectives 1: Learn why programming needs to be different for 1:1 training to group exercise
Learning objectives 2: Learn the biggest mistakes trainers are making with their group programming
Learning objectives 3: Learn how to overcome these mistakes to make every class an experience for your members.

11:15 am - 11:35 am


11:45 pm - 12:45 pm

Rethinking the fitness industry and building a sustainable PT business

Dexter Tay

The fitness industry has been synonymous with ‘functional training’ and HIIT for the past few years. However, as we inch closer and see the light at the end of this global pandemic, the needle has already shifted and the term ‘functional fitness’ has become redundant. To function, you must define design. The human organism evolved with a predatorial function. Human exercise is, therefore, only a substitute for the original purpose of hunting and protecting. Functional fitness should then restore your body and mind to where it could achieve that purpose. But what has been done by us, exercise professionals, to educate and advocate the health of our mind?

Understanding and building on this paradigm shift, how and what can we then do, to build a sustainable PT business and stay ahead of the curve?

11:45 pm - 12:45 pm

The Heart and Soul of Change

Simon Matthews

In this seminar/workshop, Psychologist, Health Coach and Lifestyle Medicine Consultant Simon Matthewswill address the true factors which underpin behavioural change. While tools such as motivational interviewing and goal settingare important, the way those tools are used is more important. Simon will review Self-Determination Theory, Appreciative Inquiryand the “being skills” of the practitioner in cultivating and supporting health behaviour change.

11:45 pm - 12:45 pm

Practical Mobility Drills to help deal with the stress of exercise

Andrew Chadwick
12:45 pm - 1:30 pm


Paul Brown Mr Retention


Taking the fitness industry by storm ExPRO Fitness offers Singapore and Southeast Asia exposure to evolving education from world-renowned experts inside a vibrant and motivating fitness community. Our intent is to create the largest and most comprehensive co-collaboration platform in SEA promoting international education offering increased exposure and opportunities for Exercise Professionals and collectively work towards a more successful and cohesive exercise profession.