16 : Fit4Mom Presented by Stroller Strides®

Tuesday, 8:00am-3:55pm

Session Format : Preconference

by Amy Boone Thompson, Farel Hruska and Lisa Druxman, MA

Type: Session

Item: NV08-P016


Prenatal Fitness—Myth Versus Truth L 8:00–9:00am

When working with this very special population, it is critical that you have the most accurate information at your fingertips. We’ll bring to light the many misconceptions about exercise and pregnancy and help you to differentiate fact from fiction.

The Trimester Workout WO 9:10–10:10am

Participants will experience a total-body workout that emphasizes movements and modifications for each trimester.

The Pregnant Athlete L 10:20–11:20am

Find out about the upper limits for the athletic pregnant client. Learn where the research differs from the guidelines and how to build safe workouts that will still challenge your client.

Working Out With Baby WO 11:30am–12:30pm

This session will teach you how to include baby in

your (or your clients’) workouts. The focus will be on strength and flexibility, addressing the many needs of new moms. Note: babies are welcome but not required for this workout.

Lunch on your own 12:30–1:30pm

The Biomechanics of Motherhood L 1:30–2:30pm

It is not uncommon for new moms to experience aches, pains and injuries after giving birth. This is due in part to repetitive stresses and muscular imbalances that most moms are unaware of. Emphasis will be placed on uncovering and understanding the muscular chain reactions that occur after childbirth, as well as teaching clients how to move with precision and purpose.

The Business of Birth L 2:40–3:40pm

Learn how to build your business with this specialty population. We’ll focus on types of businesses, marketing strategies, risks and working with the medical community.

Closing 3:40–3:55pm

By Amy Boone Thompson, Farel Hruska, Lisa Druxman, MA

About the Author

Amy Boone Thompson

Amy Boone Thompson IDEA Author/Presenter

Amy has first-hand experience and expertise in development, implementation and management of fitness programming. Amy is passionate about paying it forward and has been a presenter and author for the franchise and fitness industries for the last decade. She currently serves as Program Director Committee Member for IDEA & Chair for the Board of Advisors for National Personal Training Institute.

Farel Hruska

Farel Hruska IDEA Author/Presenter

With nearly 20 years’ experience as a personal trainer, group fitness instructor, and educator, Farel Hruska worked with FIT4MOM since March 2002 as Global Fitness Director and Pre/Postnatal Director. Farel is presently the Director of Education & Culture at Chuze Fitness. Hruska has also presented at numerous fitness conferences including EMPOWER, FitFest, SCW, Asia Fitness Conference (Bangkok), MEFIT PRO (Dubai), Fitness Fest in Guangzhou, China and IDEA (PTIs and WORLD) numerous times, covering the topic of pre- and post-natal fitness, as well as, general fitness education. Having been a regular contributor to Active.com for her expertise on moms returning to running or starting for the first time after having a baby, Hruska has been featured by numerous press outlets for her fitness expertise, including CNN, New York Times, WebMD, Women's Running Magazine, SheKnows.com, Pregnancy.com and many more. An international educator and presenter in pre- and post-natal and overall fitness education, Hruska is an approved Continuing Education Provider for ACE and AFAA. Hruska graduated from Pepperdine University and is the mother of three daughters.

Lisa Druxman, MA

Lisa Druxman, MA IDEA Author/Presenter

Lisa Druxman, MA, is the owner and founder of Stroller Strides, one of the country's fastest growing franchises with over 1,000 locations nationwide. She is the author of Lean Mommy and the creator of Mama Wants Her Body Back. She holds a master’s degree in exercise science and is a recognized presenter, writer and instructor. Certification: ACE