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 Network Foundation.
Register for all webinars in the series (for non-MFN members): $149 (Save $70)

jul-11 Future Opportunities for Fitness Professionals in the Medical Fitness Space
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Presenter: J.R. Burgess
CEO, Rejuv Medical

With all the uncertainty regarding the sustainability and future of the Health Care System, physicians, private medical practices, and fitness professionals are beginning to see a unique opportunity. The obesity epidemic and the incidence of chronic disease and injury have forced the need for a preventable, medically integrated, and outcome-based model of medical fitness. The goal is to combine the science of medicine, and the physiology and endocrinology of the body to develop a health care model that creates permanent changes, heals degenerative conditions, and restores health and vitality to patients.

For fitness professionals there is a profound opportunity to capture a part of the market that is typically terrified to walk into your average gym or studio, and that one may feel equally terrified to train. However, the unparalleled unique selling position of a medically integrated facility lends a level of credibility, authority, and trust that will set one apart from almost all competition.

Learner Objectives

  • Discussion on how fitness professionals can pursue medical fitness opportunities from three perspectives:
    • Becoming employed with an integrated medical system
    • Partnering with a physician/medical group
    • Owning a medical fitness facility
  • Review current literature on how to implement medical fitness in an insurance and cash based medical model
  • Learning how to design and integrate medical fitness protocols and systems to improve patient outcomes

Tuesday, July, 11, 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.

ju1-25 Learn How to Enhance Your Career by adding Stress Management Specialization
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Presenter: Robyn Caruso, B.A., CHES, pt
Founder and President, Stress Management Institute for Health and Fitness Professionals

If you are looking for something new and cutting edge to offer your clients or instruct in your gym, this webinar will help you learn about becoming a Stress Management Exercise Specialist (SMES). According to Statistic Brain, 77% of Americans feel the mental and physical strain of stress on a daily basis. When becoming an (SMES) Health and fitness professionals have a unique opportunity to help their clients/patients to de-stress. Robyn will discuss coping techniques, visual meditation, chronic pain, mindful stretching, how to create stress management programs, progressive exercise programs.

As health and fitness professionals, you have to cope with stress too! You will learn about stress and different techniques to help you cope. As health and fitness professionals, you are always giving to others, however, you need stress management also.

The Stress Management Exercise Specialist credential will allow you to work with our R.E.L.A.X.™ program. R.E.L.A.X.™ can be used in your fitness facility or place of employment. You may also open your own studio and we will provide you access to our name, logo and marketing materials!

Tuesday, July, 25, 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.

aug-8 melkWhat You Need to Know about Heart Attack & Stroke when working with Clients/Patients

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

Lifestyle Medicine is the best medicine and our clients/patients need our guidance to help them optimize health and maximize quality of life. As a professional, it is critical to understand current information as it relates to assisting those at higher risk for, or a intrinsic desire to prevent, Heart Attack (HA) and Stroke (S).

  • Learn the prevalence and facts of HA and S because it impacts you.
  • Understand what is really happening during a HA and S.
  • Create a communication system that contributes to a Motivational Environment to help clients/patients Prevent HA & S.
  • Learn basic recommendations for clients/patients.
  • Gain Knowledge of tools that can help you with clients/patients.

Tuesday, August 8, 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.

aug-22 bill-mcbrideTrends in Fitness–Wellness–Medical Integration

Presenter: Bill McBride
President & CEO, Active Sports Clubs, Active Wellness, and BMC3

This webinar will discuss industry trends that affect delivering fitness in a variety of business models. We will cover: Trends; Equipment; Programs; Space Allocation; Wellness Integration and Opportunities.

Understanding market conditions, opportunities and what consumers are migrating toward will be key a takeaways from this webinar.

Tuesday, August 22, 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.

sept5 karlParkinson’s Regeneration Training

Presenter: Karl Sterling
Creator, Parkinson’s Regeneration Training

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 Open New Doors to your Training Business by Understanding Multiple Sclerosis

mark-muellerPresenter: Mark Mueller
Director of Training, MS Fitness Challenge

Are you limiting your training business potential because you are apprehensive about venturing out into unfamiliar territory? This webinar will show you how you can become part of a ground-breaking area in the fitness world that is in drastic need of trainers like you!

Multiple Sclerosis affects over 400,000 people in the US and over 2.5 million world wide and there are not many trainers or health care professionals who are adequately prepared to work with these folks. These people are desperately looking for help and are grateful when they can find someone who is qualified and knowledgeable about working with them. MS sufferers form a tight community that will tell others about your business and how it provided them with what they needed and the good results it is producing. People with MS will be searching you out!

There is a large population of folks out there just waiting for someone like you to provide them with the help they need. Don’t be afraid to venture out into new territories, it is time to take action!

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.