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659 Adaptive Fitness: Coaching Clients With Disabilities in a Group Setting

By Steffi / March 16, 2022 / Comments Off on 659 Adaptive Fitness: Coaching Clients With Disabilities in a Group Setting

The need for qualified adaptive fitness coaches is on the rise and you can be on the forefront of helping this population see benefits beyond traditional health outcomes from exercise. For many living with differing abilities, a solid adaptive fitness program can decrease the risk of secondary complications, improve functional ability, and supplement rehabilitation for…

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717 Training the Active Adult Through the Ages

By Michael Hilding / March 8, 2022 / Comments Off on 717 Training the Active Adult Through the Ages

Many individuals want to be active and athletic in their 40s, 50s, 60s, and beyond. Unfortunately, research is scant on training for high performance throughout the decades. This session will cover both the available research and the experiences of coaches and trainers currently working with active adults. Join Charlie, who has been studying aging capacity…

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619 Core for Kids: Improving Strength and Posture with Play

By Michael Hilding / March 8, 2022 / Comments Off on 619 Core for Kids: Improving Strength and Posture with Play

In this hands-on workshop, discover how to help kids develop core strength and posture through safe, fun, unique activities that get them moving and interacting! Learn the essential steps to safely building the core strength and stability kids need to stay injury free and excited to be active. Additionally, gain insight into what popular core…

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615 Accelerated Return to Play: Neuro-Centric Strategies for Joint Replacement Clients

By Michael Hilding / March 8, 2022 / Comments Off on 615 Accelerated Return to Play: Neuro-Centric Strategies for Joint Replacement Clients

Joint replacements are common and occurring more frequently among younger patients. Over 1 million hip and total knee replacement procedures are performed every year in the United States. Most joint replacements are due to progressive, ongoing movement dysfunction, not acute injury. So once a joint is replaced, is the root cause for getting the replacement…

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516 Training the Menopausal Client

By Michael Hilding / March 7, 2022 / Comments Off on 516 Training the Menopausal Client

Exercise provides tangible benefits for the menopausal client, but this phase in every woman’s life is still a big mystery shrouded in confusion and misinformation. What role do hormones play in program design? Does menopausal status matter when training a client? What exercises provide the greatest benefits? How much exercise is enough? Should you recommend…

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402 Don’t Be Intimidated: Training the Stroke Survivor

By Michael Hilding / March 7, 2022 / Comments Off on 402 Don’t Be Intimidated: Training the Stroke Survivor

The stroke survivor’s journey is not complete after their medical recovery and rehabilitation. Evidence shows there is much more progress that survivors can make even years after their strokes. Knowledgeable personal trainers can help. In this workshop, participants will get an overview of stroke and the neurology behind the dysfunctions seen in the gym. Also,…

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337 Project B.O.N.E.: Beating Osteoporosis with Nutrition and Exercise

By Michael Hilding / March 7, 2022 / Comments Off on 337 Project B.O.N.E.: Beating Osteoporosis with Nutrition and Exercise

It can be scary to work with people “who can break” if you train them improperly. However, it’s likely that you will come across someone with osteoporosis and/or osteopenia so understanding physiology, client assessment, and programming and eating strategies is imperative to client success. In this session, Mark Kelly, PhD, will help you “bone up”…

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290 Balanced Body® Active Aging Toolbox: Brain, Body, Balance

By Michael Hilding / March 7, 2022 / Comments Off on 290 Balanced Body® Active Aging Toolbox: Brain, Body, Balance

As the active aging market continues to boom in numbers, clients are looking for trained professionals to help them manage their aches and pains, prevent injuries, maintain a thriving and active lifestyle, and develop post-surgery exercise plans. This workshop will focus on the common concerns facing this demographic, and exercises to meet their needs by…

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281 Training the Female Core

By Michael Hilding / March 7, 2022 / Comments Off on 281 Training the Female Core

Join Keli for a comprehensive review of the deep inner unit and superficial core of the female body. In an interactive environment through hands-on practical application, you’ll learn a series of specific techniques to train the female core, utilizing stability balls, rubber resistance, gliding disks, and the Bender Ball.

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240 Balanced Body® Pelvic Floor Dysfunction: 5 Key Exercises

By Michael Hilding / March 7, 2022 / Comments Off on 240 Balanced Body® Pelvic Floor Dysfunction: 5 Key Exercises

Pelvic-floor dysfunction affects almost 25% of women, and its prevalence increases with increasing age, body mass index, and medical procedures, such as hysterectomies. This workshop will review pelvic-floor dysfunction, pelvic-floor musculature, and five exercises that specifically address this area. We’ll explore the need for understanding exercise form, breath, intra-abdominal pressure, and muscle co-activation when teaching…

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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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