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|Using Medical Fitness to Boost Quality Living for those with Alzheimer’s
Presenter: Trevor Wicken, MS
Trevor will discuss how movement training can maintain or even improve the function of an individual affected with Alzheimer’s.
During the webinar you will discover:
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 set you apart in the industry as a highly credentialed medical fitness provider.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017; 10:00-10:45am PST
|Reinventing the Wheel: Fitness for the Autism Population
Presenter: Eric Chessen, MS
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. Discussing his Autism Fitness Method and PAC Profile approach, Eric will cover:
This is a must-attend for those working with or considering working with the autism and special needs population.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017; 10:00-10:45am PST
|Dataversity: Converting Data Into Dollars for Your Business
Presenter: Jaclyn Chadbourne
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. But how do you track data? What data should you track? How do you analyze it? And how do you protect your clients Personal Health Information (PHI)? This webinar will review simple steps you can follow to track data on your clients and supercharge your business in 2017 through revenue generating outcomes.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017; 10:00-10:45am PST
|Working With Clients Who Have Diabetes or Prediabetes: What You Need to Know
Presenter: Sheri R. Colberg
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).
Tuesday, April 11, 2017; 10:00-10:45am PST
|Sports Nutrition: Addressing the Confusion
Presenter: Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD
Today’s fitness exercisers and competitive athletes are more confused than ever about what to eat to optimize performance and weight:
Which is better – a high carb or a high fat sports diet?
This sports nutrition update will look at the latest research regarding carbohydrate, protein and weight management for both recreational and elite runners.
At the end of this presentation, you will be able to:
Tuesday, April 25, 2017; 10:00-10:45am PST
|Knee & Hip Replacement – What Fitness Professionals Need to Know
Presenter: Cody Sipe, PhD
The growing population of older adults means that many fitness professionals will be working with clients with hip and knee replacements. Joint replacement surgeries are on the rise and are happening at younger and younger ages. In this webinar, Dr. Cody Sipe will discuss strategies, techniques, exercises that are safe and effective with these clients.
Cody will cover:
This is critical knowledge for anyone working with the 50+ population.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017; 10:00-10:45am PST
|Exercise Risk and Reward: Neck and Low Back Exercise Programming to Maximize Results
Presenter: Dr. David Cruz
Founder, Chief XO, WebExercises, Inc
Dr. Cruz will discuss what you need to know about neck and low back exercise programming to maximize results.In this webinar, you will:
Tuesday, May, 23 2017; 10:00-10:45am PST
|Breast Cancer Fitness
Presenter: Naomi Aaronson, MA OTR/L CHT CET CPI
Did you know that there are almost 3 million breast cancer survivors in the United States today? Improved education, detection, and treatment has led to increased survival rates. These women and men are looking to fitness professionals to provide exercise options and modifications to meet them where they are at. What is a safe and effective program? What does the fitness professional need to know to work with this population?
Some of the questions to be answered through this webinar include:
By the end of this presentation, you will be able to:
Tuesday, June 6, 2017; 10:00-10:45am PST
|Corrective Exercise for Older Clients with Degenerative Joint Disease
Presenter: Dr. Evan Osar, CSCS, PES, CPT, CMT
Baby boomers and individuals 65 years of age and older are currently the largest growing segments of the population. As increasing numbers of these individuals advance and move into their senior years, a significant proportion of them will experience chronic low back tightness and dysfunction and be told they have degenerative joint disease or osteoarthritis.
When not addressed the effects of degenerative joint disease can limit what the older adult can and will do and can lead to further challenges with balance, ADLs and more.
By understanding and applying the principles of the Integrative Movement System™ into a corrective and progressive exercise program, the fitness professional can help their baby boomer and senior clients improve alignment and control of the trunk and spine.
During this session you will also learn about the Integrative Corrective Exercise Instructor program, geared towards working with baby boomer and seniors and being taught in locations throughout the U.S.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017; 10:00-10:45am PST
|Future Opportunities for Fitness Professionals in the Medical Fitness Space
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.
Tuesday, July, 11, 2017; 10:00-10:45am PST
|Learn How to Enhance Your Career by adding Stress Management Specialization
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
|What You Need to Know about Heart Attack & Stroke when working with Clients/Patients
Presenter: Steve Feyrer-Melk, PhD, MEd
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).
Tuesday, August 8, 2017; 10:00-10:45am PST
|Trends in Fitness–Wellness–Medical Integration
Presenter: Bill McBride
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
|Parkinson’s Regeneration Training
Presenter: Karl Sterling
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:
Tuesday, September 5, 2017; 10:00-10:45am PST
|What You Need to Know about Wearable Devices and Apps to Maximize Client/Patient Health & Your Business
Presenter: Steve Feyrer-Melk, PhD, MEd
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,
Tuesday, September 19, 2017; 10:00-10:45am PST
|Tai Chi: The Best Fall Prevention Protocol
Presenter: Dianne Bailey, CSCS
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
|Bigger, Fatter, Sicker: How the Standard American Diet is killing us!
Presenter: Greg Salgueiro, MS, RD, LDN
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:
Tuesday, October 17, 2017; 10:00-10:45am PST
|Open New Doors to your Training Business by Understanding Multiple Sclerosis
Presenter: Mark Mueller
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
|Osteoporosis & Exercise – What Fitness, Pilates & Yoga Professionals Need to Know
Presenter: Sherri Betz
Tuesday, November 28, 2017; 10:00-10:45am PST