Professional Education Webinar Series

Professional Education Webinar Series

You are invited to attend one or ALL of MFN’s “Industry Acclaimed” webinars!

Professional Education Webinar SeriesListen and Pose Questions to the Top Educators in the Fitness and Allied Healthcare Industries.  We are so excited to bring you this year’s following presenters!

From Cynthia Chafin, M.Ed, MCHES, of the Women Survivors Alliance: “MFN knows how to organize a quality production. WAY TO GO! Very informative, professional, and well-organized. I am glad I could see first-hand some of the programming that you guys offer. Always great to know more about our colleagues and get some first-hand experience.” Read more testimonials…

NOW OFFERING CE CREDITS: MFN, in association with Fitness Learning Systems, will offer 1 hour continued education credits on select webinars. Details will be sent to registrants following participating webinars.

Registration Fees

MFN members: FREE. Click orange ‘Member Instructions’ button below to register for webinars free of charge! You must be logged in.

Non-MFN members: $9.95 per webinar. Proceeds go to the Medical Fitness Education Foundation.
Register for all webinars in the series (for non-MFN members): $149 (Save $70)

sept5 carisaUnderstanding Parkinson’s Disease and the Role of Exercise in Symptom Management

Presenter: Carisa Campanella, BA, AS
Program Manager, Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s

While Parkinson’s Disease (PD) can be debilitating, there is plenty of compelling data to show that exercise is one of the best ways of managing PD symptoms. Studies show that regular exercise can improve gait, grip, balance, stability, strength, and motor control in those with PD.

This webinar will cover:

  • What is Parkinson’s Disease (PD)?
  • Who gets Parkinson’s Disease?
  • What are the symptoms of PD? (motor and non-motor symptoms)
  • How does PD affect strength, movement, mobility, stability, flexibility, cognitive function, posture, and overall functionality?
  • What can people with PD be doing to manage disease symptoms and reduce or eliminate falls and injury?
    For personal trainers: what assessments and programming can we use help people with PD?

Tuesday, September 5, 2017; 10:00-10:45am PST

Registration Fee
MFN Members: FREE. See orange “Member Instructions” box at top of this page for details.
Non-Members: $9.95. Non-members registration HERE.

Professional Education Webinar Series melkWhat You Need to Know about Wearable Devices and Apps to Maximize Client/Patient Health & Your Business

Presenter: Steve Feyrer-Melk, PhD, MEd
Chief Science Officer, Nudge; Director of Lifestyle Medicine, Optimal Heart Center

Members of the Medical Fitness Network must consider all available tools when guiding clients/patients. Unfortunately, our clients/patients spend the majority of their time away from us and therefore find ourselves limited in our offering and the overall impact of our expertise. Join Dr. Steve as he discusses newly developed, user friendly Wearable Devices & Apps that are now available to Health, Fitness & Wellness Professionals and their clients/patients. See how Technology can help maximize lifestyle behavior change for your clients/patients, allow you to provide actionable feedback when clients/patients most need it, save you time, and enhance your business model. Also,

  • Learn why technology can be a powerful tool in your toolbox
  • See how easy it is to incorporate the right technology
  • Understand what questions to ask when choosing technology
  • Examples: Platforms, APPS, Wearables, Patient Technology

Tuesday, September 19, 2017; 10:00-10:45am PST

Registration Fee
MFN Members: FREE. See orange “Member Instructions” box at top of this page for details.
Non-Members: $9.95. Non-members registration HERE.

oct-3 Tai Chi: The Best Fall Prevention Protocol

dianne-baileyPresenter: Dianne Bailey, CSCS
Co-owner of The Conditioning Classroom

If you are working with the mature market, you need to be addressing balance with each client. The medical community is recognizing that falls are a major concern with the aging population causing hospital stays, loss of independence and even death. Tai Chi has been proven to improve balance in those that practice its techniques. Learn how to incorporate the principles of Tai Chi into your regular sessions with each of your clients to help them work on their balance and prevent the destructive consequences of falling.

Dianne Bailey, certified Tai Chi instructor and the creator of the Open the Door to Tai Chi system, will help you understand how simple Tai Chi can be and how beneficial it is for your clients. Dianne is also a personal trainer and owner of a studio in Denver, CO where she not only uses Tai Chi in her training sessions, but also teaches Tai Chi classes to give her clients the full opportunity to learn this amazing form of exercise.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017; 10:00-10:45am PST

Registration Fee
MFN Members: FREE. See orange “Member Instructions” box at top of this page for details.
Non-Members: $9.95. Non-members registration HERE.

Professional Education Webinar Series Bigger, Fatter, Sicker: How the Standard American Diet is killing us!

Professional Education Webinar SeriesPresenter: Greg Salgueiro, MS, RD, LDN
AASDN Nutrition Director

Our nation continues to see significant increases in obesity as well as other chronic diseases.  Current research proves that lifestyle interventions are the most effective way to help clients create lasting changes to prevent or treat these conditions.  Through the addition of evidence-based nutrition recommendations, the fitness professional is ideally positioned to help reverse the obesity epidemic.

At the end of this presentation attendees will be able to:

  • Clearly define the Standard American Diet
  • Explain the dangers of “dieting” on long-term weight management
  • Describe the role of the fitness professional in shifting the nation’s food choices
  • Understand how to legally provide nutrition guidance to clients

Tuesday, October 17, 2017; 10:00-10:45am PST

Registration Fee
MFN Members: FREE. See orange “Member Instructions” box at top of this page for details.
Non-Members: $9.95. Non-members registration HERE.

nov-7 Become A Life Changer. Specialize In Exercise For Multiple Sclerosis.

Professional Education Webinar SeriesPresenter: Trevor Wicken
Co-Creator of The MS Fitness Specialist Course

Do you want to make an impact? Do you want your career to matter? Do you want to use your passion for exercise and the power of fitness to change the lives of a community that needs you? People affected by Multiple Sclerosis need medical fitness professionals that are trained, prepared, and ready to serve them.

Multiple Sclerosis affects over 400,000 people in the US and over 2.5 million worldwide. There are not many trainers or health care professionals who are adequately prepared to guide those affected by MS through a comprehensive medical fitness program. Physicians across the world recommend exercise as one of the best ways to manage MS symptoms and slow down the progression of MS. This community is looking for help and are grateful when they can find a fitness professional who is educated on MS, has the knowledgeable about how to best work with them and understands their challenges. People affected by MS form a tight community and will tell others about your business, their success story, and how much exercise improved the quality of their life. People with MS will be searching you out!

There is a large population of people waiting for someone like you to provide them with the help they need. You just need to get educated on how to serve them best. It is time to take action and change lives!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017; 10:00-10:45am PST

Registration Fee
MFN Members: FREE. See orange “Member Instructions” box at top of this page for details.
Non-Members: $9.95. Non-members registration HERE.

Professional Education Webinar Series Osteoporosis & Exercise – What Fitness, Pilates & Yoga Professionals Need to Know

Professional Education Webinar SeriesPresenter: Sherri Betz
Director, TheraPilates Physical Therapy Clinic

Tuesday, November 28, 2017; 10:00-10:45am PST

Registration Fee
MFN Members: FREE. See orange “Member Instructions” box at top of this page for details.
Non-Members: $9.95. Non-members registration HERE.