List of Past Webinars

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List of Past Webinars April 2017

Working With Clients Who Have Diabetes or Prediabetes: What You Need to Know

Presenter: Sheri R. Colberg, Founder of Diabetes Motion and Diabetes Motion Academy

Conceptually many healthcare and fitness professionals believe they have a positive impact on their clients – but can you prove it? Whether tracking changes in body weight or quality of life, the concept of data collection and analytics can be intimidating….but it doesn’t have to be. All businesses large and small struggle to find the right way to market their business to consumers and differentiate themselves from competitors. Being able to publish your outcomes on your own website is one of the easiest ways to maximize your marketing dollars.

List of Past Webinars March 2017

Dataversity: Converting Data Into Dollars for Your Business

Presenter: Jaclyn Chadbourne, Research and Development, UMedTech

Working with clients with diabetes or prediabetes? You probably already are, even if you don’t know it. At least one in three American adults has one of these conditions currently, and the numbers are only increasing. Need to know what to do and not do with such clients? This is the webinar for you! Learn the basics about appropriate activities, medications, and health issues that you really should know when training clients with type 1, type 2, or gestational diabetes, along with anyone at risk for type 2 diabetes (prediabetes).

List of Past Webinars March 2017

Reinventing the Wheel: Fitness for the Autism Population

Presenter: Eric Chessen, MS, Founder, Autism Fitness and Autism Fitness Toolbox

An overwhelming amount of individuals with autism have strength and motor deficits. Additionally, access to effective, appropriate programming is limited. This under-served demographic requires particular consideration within the fitness world. In this presentation, Eric will discusses the challenges and solutions to developing effective fitness programs for the ASD population.

List of Past Webinars February 2017

Using Medical Fitness to Boost Quality Living in Alzheimer’s Clients

Trevor Wicken, Medical Fitness Specialist; Founder,

Learn how movement training can maintain or even improve the function of an individual affected with Alzheimer’s. You will also be given the opportunity to register for a top tier certification program created and endorsed by the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation (ARFP). This certification will not only equip you to work with the Alzheimer’s community of patients and care providers but it will set you apart in the industry as a highly credentialed medical fitness provider.

MFN members save $50 and non members receive one free year of membership with purchase of new certification course: ‘Medical Fitness Specialist Certificate Program Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention and Intervention: A Guide to Working with Seniors and People At Risk” mentioned in this webinar. Purchase Course

List of Past Webinars February 2017

Connecting the Dots Between Fitness and Allied Health Professionals and Corporate and Consumer America

Michael Arloski, Ph.D., PCC., CWP of Real Balance Global Wellness Services, Inc.
Leigh-Ann Webster, Director of Marketing and Operations at International Consortium for Health and Wellness Coaches

With such an abundance of health and wellness coach training programs and a lack of standardization in the field, it’s become difficult to determine the expertise and quality of health coaches, and it became apparent that developing a national standard and certification exam is a necessary step to advance the field. This will be an insightful presentation on the value of establishing nation-wide credentialing and how it is being implemented.

List of Past Webinars January 2017

Connecting the Dots Between Fitness and Allied Health Professionals and Corporate and Consumer America

Presenter: Stewart Levy R.Ph., President and founder of Health Promotion Solutions

Our healthcare system is seeing unprecedented changes including changes in delivery models, movement toward clinic based care, focus toward prevention and changes in reimbursement toward capitated models. With a new presidency and potential changes in Obamacare healthcare organizations, providers and patients will see many changes that will position Medical Fitness Industry in a favorable position.

List of Past Webinars November 2016

Emotional Intelligence and the Fitness Professional: Unlocking Untapped Potential with Special Populations

Presenter: Lindsay Vastola, NSCA-CPT, Editor, PFP Media; Founder & President, Body Project

Unlike IQ and personality, emotional intelligence is developable and has the potential to greatly impact all facets of one’s personal and professional self. In this seminar designed specifically for fitness professionals working with special populations, primary focus is placed on creating awareness around one’s emotional intelligence and then integrates tools and strategies on using emotional intelligence for better outcomes for both the client and the fitness professional.

List of Past Webinars October 2016

Identifying the Future of Medically Integrated Fitness

Presenter: J.R. Burgess, CEO and Vice President, Rejuv Medical

The growing need for equipped fitness specialists is on the rise and the business opportunities growing in medicine and fitness blended models are possible from several vantage points. The obesity epidemic and the incidence of disease and injury have forced the need for a preventable, medically integrated, outcome based model of medical fitness. With the uncertainty regarding the future of the Healthcare System, administrators, medical professionals and private practices are looking for solutions to a broken system. Today’s crisis leads to a new opportunity that will combat rising health care costs and improve patient outcomes.

List of Past Webinars October 2016

The State of the Fitness Studio Industry: What You Need to Know

Presenter: Josh Leve, CEO & Founder, Association of Fitness Studios

Josh Leve will present the reasons why the fitness studio industry has grown to over 100,000 business. Additionally, you’ll learn what the trends are that demand your attention, why personalization is the key to success, & insights into what is working and what is not.

List of Past Webinars September 2016

Building Life Changing Partnerships With Your Clients

Presenter: Trevor Wicken, Medical Exercise Practitioner

In this webinar, you will discover the top 5 questions you must ask your client in order to uncover how their life is being interrupted by their medical condition, what is preventing them from success, and how you can be the solution to their pain.

List of Past Webinars August 2016

Understanding the Aging Mind

Presenter: Dianne McCaughey, PhD, Award Winning Fitness Speaker

Understanding the Aging Mind Inside and out will take a look at what happens to our brain, emotions, and evolving wisdom as we age. We will discuss what we can do to age more effectively not only physically but emotionally and spiritually.

List of Past Webinars July 2016

Capitalizing on Today’s Growing Senior Population

Presenter: Presented by Dan Ritchie, PhD, Co-Founder, Functional Aging Institute

In 2016, the Baby Boomers are turning 70! But they still dont want to be called seniors. Every day 10,000 people turn 65 and the fitness industry is woefully unprepared. We will discuss the massive economic force that the 50+ population represents that is desperate for better fitness services.

List of Past Webinars June 2016

The Obesity Epidemic and Unbiased Strategies for Treatment

Presenter: Jaclyn Chadbourne, Research & Development, UMED Gym

This webinar will review the concepts of Dr. Robert Lustig and the truth behind the obesity epidemic facing our nation today. Participants will learn about the physiology behind obesity as well as acquire simple un-biased strategies to working with chronic disease populations.

List of Past Webinars June 2016

Current Guidelines for Prenatal Fitness

Presenter: Catherine Cram, MS, Owner, Prenatal and Postpartum Fitness Consulting

This webinar will provide an overview of the effects of exercise on the physiological changes of pregnancy and fetal wellbeing. Current Prenatal Exercise ACOG recommendations and contraindications are provided and evidence based guidelines are discussed.

List of Past Webinars May 2016

Cancer Exercise Training: Learning to Expand to A Niche Market

Presenter: Andrea Leonard, Founder & President, Cancer Exercise Training Institute (CETI)

Every day, thousands of cancer patients are discharged from prescriptive medical care seeking supervised fitness therapy programs, specifically designed around their condition. If you are a personal trainer or allied health care professional, this webinar will allow you to expand your clientele into a niche market of survivors.

List of Past Webinars April 2016

Emerging Opportunities in the Medical Exercise Field

Presenter: Dr. Mark Kelly, CEO & Founder, Principle Centered Health, Inc.

Learn about the opportunities that currently exist and those soon opening up in the medical fitness field. Understand more about MFN and how it may facilitate you in developing your skills, opportunities, and client connections. Learn what disease conditions the MFN is focused on, the various professionals who are part of the network, and the many business partners who believe in the values and mission of the MFN. Finally, learn how to obtain reimbursement and some new political movements driving this income source.

List of Past Webinars March 2016

Healthcare Biases: How Provider Awareness Improves Client Engagement

Presenter: Jaclyn Chadbourne, Research & Development, UMED Gym

This webinar will review the concept(s) surrounding provider biases and its impact on engagement in the healthcare and workplace wellness setting. Participants will learn how to recognize biases and learn strategies to minimize the overall impact on population health. Upon completing the webinar, participants will be provided access to the self-test on What are My Hidden Biases?

List of Past Webinars February 2016

Exercise as Medicine: A Major Industry Shift or Just a Fad

Presenter: Dr. Mark Kelly, CEO & Founder, Principle Centered Health, Inc.

Exercise has arrived as a valuable tool in the treatment and prevention of many chronic diseases and other conditions. What was done in the past did not work, and the health care model is shifting. Learn the facts and statistics on how badly exercise is needed and how effective it can be in the new health care system. Understand that several demographic and governmental policy changes are occurring right now which makes medical fitness the hot ticket!