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483 Complete Program Design for the Obese Client

By Steffi / September 27, 2021 / Comments Off on 483 Complete Program Design for the Obese Client

With 68.5% of the population being obese or overweight, there is an ever-growing need for fitness professionals to be knowledgeable about the conditions that are associated with this population. In this informative session, you’ll explore the common issues and specific challenges these clients face. From mobility concerns to chronic diseases to complete program design, this…

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448 Brain Health and Quality of Life for the Aging Population

By Steffi / September 27, 2021 / Comments Off on 448 Brain Health and Quality of Life for the Aging Population

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, one in every five residents will be retirement age by 2030. And, according to the CDC, 80% of older adults have at least one chronic health condition such as diabetes, high blood pressure and/or heart disease. In this session, we’ll explore the common conditions that come with aging and understand the…

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420 Weight Gain During Menopause—It Isn’t Just Estrogen!

By Steffi / September 26, 2021 / Comments Off on 420 Weight Gain During Menopause—It Isn’t Just Estrogen!

Do you have clients that struggle with changes in their body composition during menopause and blame it on a lack of estrogen? This session will help you understand the latest research on all the hormones that affect weight gain during menopause. The session includes the latest exercise and pharmacological invention research aimed at managing menopausal…

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410 5 Lifts for the Aesthetics-Focused Client

By Steffi / September 26, 2021 / Comments Off on 410 5 Lifts for the Aesthetics-Focused Client

While better physical health and wellness should be our motivation, let’s face it: Many engage in the fitness lifestyle to look good. Through back-to-back movements with minimal rest, this session will demonstrate how often-overlooked exercises can lead to peak pumps and muscle lumps. Get ready to make ugly faces while building pretty muscles with these…

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385 Prenatal Truths and Myths

By Steffi / September 26, 2021 / Comments Off on 385 Prenatal Truths and Myths

There is a lot of misinformation floating around about what our pregnant clients can and cannot do. In this workshop, you’ll dive into the latest recommendations and research surrounding prenatal moms, discussing and moving through cardio, strength, core and restorative movements that you can incorporate into programs for soon-to-be moms.

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367 Top Contraindicated Exercises for Seniors

By Steffi / September 26, 2021 / Comments Off on 367 Top Contraindicated Exercises for Seniors

Seniors are a specialized population that can respond significantly to personal training. But this population also presents with unique challenges to train safely. This session will cover the most common contraindicated exercises and how to set your older clients up for movement success.

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306 Coaching Strategies and Considerations for the Active Ager

By Steffi / September 24, 2021 / Comments Off on 306 Coaching Strategies and Considerations for the Active Ager

Active ager? Senior fit? Fit and 50? No one wants or needs a label. Learn how to change the trainer/client mindset and the subsequent dialogue around age and fitness. In this session, you’ll explore what needs to get done today and tomorrow for increased longevity and quality of life. Develop the skills to move better,…

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263 Training the Female Athlete

By Steffi / September 23, 2021 / Comments Off on 263 Training the Female Athlete

This important session addresses critical considerations for optimizing the training of female athletes at three different stages. You’ll learn key insights and strategies for female performance for clients in all stages of life.

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239 Developing Perfect Bone-Building Exercises

By Steffi / September 23, 2021 / Comments Off on 239 Developing Perfect Bone-Building Exercises

This session will help you to create a bone-building exercise program for your clients with osteopenia or osteoporosis using the components of strain magnitude, strain rate, strain distribution and strain cycles. You’ll learn to analyze exercises for bone-building qualities as well as identify exercises that are contraindicated for clients with osteopenia and/or osteoporosis.

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238 Challenging Autism with Exercise

By Steffi / September 23, 2021 / Comments Off on 238 Challenging Autism with Exercise

For those with autism, exercise goes beyond the health-related benefits. The expanding research reveals that exercise can increase attention span, reduce stress, enhance language development and reduce stereotypical behaviors. And this community needs your guidance! Geslak, who has trained professionals around the world, will teach visual strategies, exercises and structured routines so you can have…

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234 Movement for Moms

By Steffi / September 23, 2021 / Comments Off on 234 Movement for Moms

Dive into common form issues we see within one of our largest populations of clients: mothers. You’ll learn about these issues and the movement patterns you should be introducing to help moms become better movers in life. Learn easy cues, workout structures and more in this interactive workshop.

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231 Powerful Aging: Stop Loading, Start Exploding

By Steffi / September 23, 2021 / Comments Off on 231 Powerful Aging: Stop Loading, Start Exploding

Strength training has long been considered the go-to exercise for improving function in older adults, but evidence suggests that power training may provide additional advantages over strength training. This session will explore the evidence related to the functional benefits of strength and power training and will teach a number of exercises and techniques appropriate for…

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219 The Business of Boomer Fitness

By Steffi / September 16, 2021 / Comments Off on 219 The Business of Boomer Fitness

Older adults are the largest and fastest-growing age group on the planet. In addition, they are the wealthiest and most educated senior population in history. They need high-quality fitness services, yet few fitness businesses and professionals really understand how to attract, train and retain this population. In this session, you’ll learn proven marketing, sales and…

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