Overcoming Plateaus

With Melissa Layne
There comes a time when the changes of exercise cease and desist. We know it as the dreaded plateau. It appears that no matter what we do to see gains, whether weight loss or muscle gain, the scale or body composition just won’t budge. We will address the science behind plateaus and discuss various ways to overcome stalling without overtraining.

Nutrition & Sleep: Fascinating Connections

With Tricia Silverman, RD, MBA
Learn how sleeping well can help to control your cravings and weight. Discover foods, herbs, teas and minerals that can make you feel sleepier and others that may interfere with sleep. Get the eight great, sleep-tight tips.

RunHabX: ChiRunning

With Joel Matalon
Help clients run (their lives!) and take charge of their health. Experience T’ai Chi principles to discover your dan t’ien (“center of energy”), postural alignment and muscular relaxation, and gradual skill progression. Combining these principles with running allows your students to improve efficiency, while preventing injury for ANY activity.

Nutrition for Fitness Professionals

With Melissa Layne
This session will incorporate the basics on the latest nutrition research, trends and fads such as carb cycling, intermittent fasting, ketosis, and other diets. What can a fitness professional provide in nutritional guidance and stay within the scope of practice? We will also debunk nutrition myths and review the basics of weight loss and metabolism.

Training Mom

With Elisabeth Parsons
Any woman who has ever delivered a baby is postpartum for the rest of her life. Train mothers in a way that is safe and effective and takes their specific considerations, goals and needs into account. Effectively address posture, alignment and even how to approach a diastasis recti using creative and usable techniques.

Female Training Model

With Elisabeth Parsons
Women are a unique population too often trained using programs designed for and by men. The successful personal trainer designs an individualized experience for their female clients. Learn special considerations and assessment tools along with how to target this specific audience depending on age and stage.

Power Up!

With Pete McCall, MS
Isolation exercises use only one muscle at a time and can lead to bulky muscles while explosive moves like swings, throws or jumps involve many muscles working together. Learn the difference between muscle and fascia, how they create movement and the benefits of power exercises for developing a lean, sculpted physique.

Run An 8-Week Challenge

With Sohailla Digsby
Imagine the synergy and success that would come from a well-run 8-week Challenge: your best-ever results, retention & reputation! In this session, learn how to launch an 8-week challenge, and experience synergy at its best, while your clients reach their personal best!

Pros & Cons of Fasting

With Melissa Layne
Intermittent fasting and carb cycling are extremely popular in the weight loss research. In this session, we will address these topics as well as three other types of fasting; prolonged, dry and wet fasting. We will explore the effects on weight loss, the immune system and the life of our cells.

Timing is Everything

With Melissa Layne
Exercise-nutrient intake timing is critical in determining physiological results. Differing macronutrients affects outcomes, and with the popularity of carb cycling and carb fasting, fitness professionals must understand these concepts. Explore the timing aspects of front and back loading and what research shows about carb cycling and fasting for weight loss, muscle gain and while cutting.