Presented by Melissa Layne, MEd
As we age, the core, proprioception, and balance become more important to prevent falls, maintain proper gait and keep us active. With core work, often comes floor work which can be uncomfortable for the aging population. This session is jam-packed with muscular core facts, activity ideas, and core exercises off the floor!

Nutrition Panel

Presented by Melissa Layne, MEd, Sohailla Digsby, Bruce Mylrea, Tricia Silverman, RD, LDN, MBA & Keli Roberts Come together to explore controversial research, askquestions, and discover cutting edge options in food and nutrition. Hear from these nutrition experts on how and why they choose to eat the way they do. You will leave “feeling full” of …

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 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.

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.

What’s Really Making You Crazy?

With Melissa Layne
As the female body changes due to progesterone and estrogen levels, so does stress, sleep and mood patterns. It is not all in the mind! This session covers the how’s and why’s regarding hormonal changes that affect our personalities and daily lives. Together, we will review the research on surviving the stress and moody witch periods when our bodies change with some practical and proven modifications.

Targeting Hypertrophy

With Melissa Layne
Muscle hypertrophy is a complicated and multifaceted process with many factors dictating success or failure. Focus on the interaction of rest and recovery, hormones, nutritional factors and satellite cell theory. The transient interaction of growth hormone, testosterone and cortisol, volume vs intensity and the three types of mechanical stress will be discussed.

Aqua Soft Fitness Fusion

With Melissa Layne
As high-intensity aqua workouts continue to gain in popularity, we need to offer workouts for the recovery days. This class format allows for active recovery focusing on stability and mobility, flexibility and muscular endurance while incorporating moves from barre classes as well as yoga and core based aqua formats.

Practical Guide to Nutrition, Hormones & Metabolism

With Melissa Layne
This practical program provides participants with cutting-edge information on nutrition, hormones and metabolism. In easy-to-understand terms, learn how each macronutrient operates within energy pathways and how digestive and reproductive hormones affect metabolism. The body’s adaptations to an incomplete diet and/or disease and the physiological consequences during various exercise regimes will be addressed during this session. You receive a handout detailing simple nutritional calculations and recommendations that fitness professionals can incorporate into a nutritional counseling session while remaining within the scope of practice. This comprehensive certification also provides information pertaining to Nutritional Health History Forms with prescriptive dietary suggestions that can be used immediately.