Designed to bring fitness professionals the latest high-powered content, quality speakers and continuing education, the Virtual Summit Series presents 12 brand new online learning courses.
These courses are available for individual purchase as well as in a discounted bundle.
The bundle includes all 12 courses and is worth 36 CECs. The bundle also includes a recording of the live keynote lecture presented by Dr. Wendy Suzuki and an exclusive Zumba STRONG workout.
The cost is $450.
Each course is priced at $60 and worth 3 CECs. Select the course(s) you are interested in from the detailed list below.
The No Child Left Behind Act sets high standards for academic performance of America’s public schools. These benchmarks forced school districts to make difficult decisions when academic performance did not meet minimal academic standards. Unfortunately, physical education was left behind. After-School All-Stars (ASAS) is a comprehensive after school program designed specifically for middle school-aged children living in low-income, high-crime urban environments. The ASAS Project CHEW (Choosing Health Experiencing Wellness) includes a weekly dose of 2.5 hours of structured physical activity demonstrating that physical activity and nutrition classes can co-exist with improved academic performance in middle school aged children.
Dr. Scales uses multi-media modalities to demonstrate the clinical application of technology to promote Exercise is Medicine (EIM). Hear about how psychologically informed decisions influenced the design of a physical performance evaluation (PPE) room to integrate the strategic application of innovative technology. A three-dimensional camera system takes you on an interactive exploration of the physical work space, and video recorded role-playing demonstrations with a standardized client/patient show four applications of technology. Dr. Scales underlines the importance of effective interpersonal communication to deliver a negotiated treatment plan during in-person consultations and/or remote access communication through a technology supported platform.
An evidence-based evaluation into the current state of online health and fitness, and best practices for all trainers to develop a successful online fitness business.
The average adult spends more than half the day sitting. Approximately 3.2 million deaths a year are related to physical inactivity, the 4th leading risk factor for global mortality. Employees spending extended hours at computer workstation can develop work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) that can reduce productivity and are the most expensive form of work disability. During this practical/interactive workshop, learn how to: identify and correct workstation design flaws contributing most to WMSDs, develop exercises for enhancing posture, mobility, stability and strength and help workers who must sit still be fit!
Inclusive fitness programs and practices can increase access to opportunities for healthy living and reduce health disparities experienced by individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID). Special Olympics’ Senior Manager of Fitness, Monica Forquer, discusses the challenges that people with ID experience in fitness settings, and presents evidence-based strategies for promoting inclusion. Fitness professionals are also introduced to Special Olympics’ new inclusive fitness resources and training materials.
Presenter: Monica Forquer, MS and BS--Exercise Science; ACE cPT, Sr. Mgr. Fitness, Special Olympics International, Washington, DC
Value: 3 CECs
With the growing popularity of social media in the fitness industry, there is a seemingly limitless supply of exercises and variations a personal trainer can choose from. Unfortunately, many of these movements are less than effective based on training goals and can even increase the risk for injury. Mitch digs into common exercise movements, provides variations and conveys the importance of being precise in your exercise selection and coaching.
This workshop involves an initial lecture on the advantages and disadvantages of static and dynamic stretching within a warm-up. Dr. Behm highlights how the past 20 years of static stretching research has many limitations, and thus static stretching should still be an important part of the warm-up if incorporated into a full dynamic warm-up.
Presenter: David Behm, PhD, Professor, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL
Value: 3 CECs
This session begins with an overview of nutrition deficiencies and health concerns related to diets that exclude foods or food groups. Paleo Diet for Athletes, Gluten Free Diet and Vegan Diet are defined with an example menu for an athlete and for a recreationally active individual. The health benefits and concerns of each diet are discussed with practical recommendations and tools provided.
Presenter: Lynn Cialdella-Kam, Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Value: 3 CECs
It seems like every day we hear of a trendy new diet plan, supplement or food that promises a quick fix, miracle cure or solution in the headlines. But how do you know if what you read or hear is based in sound science? When it comes to nutrition information in the media, it can be difficult to understand what is supported by research and what is not. To complicate matters more, understanding what falls within a fitness professional’s scope of practice as it relates to nutrition and diet advice is becoming increasingly important.
Sponsor: The National Dairy Council
Presenter: Jim White, RDN, ACSM-EP, Ower, Jim White Fitness & Nutrition Studios, Norfolk, VA
Value: 3 CECs
When we make food choices, we are eating for trillions….of bacteria, fungi archaea and yeast that live symbiotically within us. The macro and micronutrients in the foods we eat impact our microbiome in ways we are only just beginning to understand. And, it turns out that the microbiome can affect just about every system in the body including the brain, body weight and even our lactate metabolism! The microbiome has some interesting preferences for fuel and depending on what you eat (or avoid), your inner colonies may be starving. If diet weren’t enough, our microbes also respond to the exercise and physical activity we engage in daily. Learn what we know about the microbiome and how food and exercise can keep your trillion partners (and you!) happy and healthy.
From the casual exerciser to the extreme athlete, females have differing nutritional needs to optimize health and wellness. Jessica takes a decade-by-decade approach to uncover the physical and social strengths and challenges of healthy eating at every age; from fad diets, to scheduling challenges, to metabolic changes. Learn how to best support female clients at each stage of life.
Recent graduates and young professionals entering the fitness industry are often equipped with a strong educational background, but tend to be weak in interview skills and practical knowledge. The goal of this presentation is to provide advice and information from seasoned professionals in the corporate fitness field to help job-seekers succeed in their careers and be equipped with a skill set that will attract employers.
Presenters: Lauren Korzan, MA Exercise Physiology, Chair, ACSM-EPC, ACSM-GEI, Regional Program Manager, Aquila, Atlanta, GA; Wendy Mastin, BS - Health and Physical Activity, Vice President of Operations, Aquila, Miami, FL
Value: 3 CECs