After 2+ years into this pandemic, the fitness industry has been faced with many challenges. Endless closures have meant revenues lost, clients and even fitness professionals to lead the way, lost. In short, a whole new environment to adapt to. Frustration, fatigue, grief, decreased motivation & lack of confidence can definitely feel overwhelming. We are on the front lines of managing the physical and mental well being of others, during a time where we are all managing our own emotions. Now more than ever, we need to heal & see the opportunities that lie ahead. People NEED fitness. People need us. People need community. People need energy, atmosphere & a positive environment. People need support. Whether it’s through virtual fitness, outdoor fitness or fitness facilities, they are all here to stay, and we must step forward with HOPE, a positive mindset and confidence to serve. We must reACTIVATE our passion. This panel presentation includes Connie Beaulieu, Peter Twist, Michael Piercy, Anna Goldstein, Dr Jennifer Vriend and hosted by uNATy. Together, they will unite to deliver an incredible presentation that will leave you feeling supported and inspired. This amazing ‘power of the minds’, will get you ACTIVATED for the weekend, and recharged for your life. Topics of discussion include: - Understanding Grief, Resilience & Coping Strategies with Dr Jennifer Vriend -Finding your Eye in the Storm with Michael Piercy - Moving Forward with Unbreakable Confidence with Anna Goldstein - GROUNDED & ELEVATED The Power of Hope & Inspiration with Peter Twist
Join SGT Ken® as he shares an important message to kick off your weekend of personal & professional growth! Feel the connection of community, reACTIVATE the passion and fuel your focus.
The Power of Perseverance™ is a Soldier’s story of steadfast fortitude over fear in a world of conflict and chaos. United States Army National Guard Sergeant First Class Ken Weichert (SGT Ken®) has been to battle several times as a Counterintelligence Agent and served as the lead Master Resilience Trainer (MRT) for the Suicide Prevention Task Force in Tennessee. Ken openly shares that it was when he leaned on faith, family, friends, and fitness to strengthen and sustain through the warzone to the transition home, that he experienced profound peace under pressure and power over his problems. (L)
Circuit training remains an efficient way to train both heart and muscle. Yet some circuits seem more like “circus acts” with complex combos, “junk volume” and endless exercises. Join Lisa in Simple Circuits and get back to the basics… effective training without the “fluff”… because “simplicity is the trademark of genius”. This session is great for group ex instructors, as well as personal trainers. (w/o)
Yin and Yang, Power vs. Grace, Energy vs. Control! Get the best of both the fitness and sports worlds! From dance to athletic training, yoga to sports conditioning, move freely like water. Find ways to sequence and program these yoga inspired movements into your group fitness class, or personal training sessions. It’s time to FLOW! (w/s)
One of the most confusing aspects of personal training is finding the right mix of muscle building and functional characteristics in a program. The hybrid method designed by JC Santana offers the perfect blend of strength, hypertrophy, and function. Using circuits of two, three, and even four exercises the hybrid method uses the rest. Between strength exercises to perform functional exercises for other parts of the body. JC Santana will explain how to implement this program for all of your personal training clients, as well as athletes. (w/s)
How can you nurture and maintain new and existing relationships all while being home in your athleisure wear? We will walk through 3 key points in this action packed session. Do you have a solid professional introduction? Is WWHW clear and memorable? Are you easy to find? Do you have a follow up system for new professional contacts? Join Lindsey Rainwater, Founder and CEO of WIFA, the global association supporting the career development and network expansion for women in fitness as she unpacks this complicated topic, networking virtually. Plan to leave with practical tips to enhance your online presence, tighten up your personal pitch and follow up tactics to layer into your day to day. (L)
With all of the uncertainty nowadays, stress is rising for both clients and coaches. Our greatest task will be maintaining a level of self mastery that continues to motivate and transform lives from behind the screen. We must continue to find belief in ourselves and hope for our future. It begins in us and our awareness of mindset blocks. Join Bonnie, as she leads you through success strategies. (L)
We cover basic anatomy in personal training and group fitness certifications but in our day-to-day work, a greater understanding of anatomy is required to assess function/dysfunction, movement patterns, compensatory strategies, weaknesses and more. Take your anatomy to the next level. We’ll cover common muscles and learn their detailed attachments, roles and palpation techniques and help you become a critical thinker when it comes to program design, optimizing movement and perfecting movement patterns. (L)
Learn how to infuse current music and multiple styles of dance into one safe, effective cardio barre class that will leave your clients counting the days until the next class. Explore sensible cueing techniques, movement pattern layering and strategic repetition in the session (w/o).
Calories, protein, and points. Restriction, and deprivation, and will power. Our messages to our clients and athletes. At some point we have to pause and ask, “how’s that working for you?” With obesity rates as high as they’ve ever been, and research suggesting that most diets will have “failed” within 2 years, maybe we should stop asking “which diet protocol is best for my client” and instead start to ask: “How can I bring more joy to my client’s experience?” Join the conversation with Precision Nutrition Coach Jeremy Fernandes to learn from the industry experts in behaviour change for Deep Health, and begin to turn those "difficult clients" into your biggest supporters. (L)
Come kick off your morning with your fellow ACTIVATE community!
We are in an industry that constantly reiterates the false narrative that our bodies are our single indicator of wellness. This puts pressure on fitness professionals to feel as if they are only as good as their body. This mindset spills over into the messaging we share (consciously or unconsciously). Because of this, we are all suffering in line to each other about it. This session is about dispelling, myths, owning our stories and creating a new narrative as to how we relate to our bodies and allow space for our clients to do the same.
Knee pain and overall function often interferes with a client’s workout, especially as they age. This can lead to frustration for both the fitness professional and the client. Join Dr Raynor as he helps you understand the common chronic knee ailments, and how to help our clients find confidence in their workout. Dr Raynor is both an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and owner of an integrated healthcare facility that focuses on preventative medicine, injury prevention, active rehabilitation, and sustainable fitness.(w/s)
Cardio kickboxing is an excellent way to lead an entire group fitness class, or integrate as an interval in your personal training session. Knowing the fundamentals of execution is key. In this session, Steve will cover the main punching and kicking techniques, how they pair and how to create progressive combos. Steve specializes in exercise choreography, martial arts & boxing - having worked with top-ranked professional fighters. Walk away with up to 6 punches & 4 kicks that you can integrate into your sessions on Monday! (w/s)
You know you can help people if they'd just give you a chance. But how do you convince others to choose you over a Peloton or the latest pop-up coach influencer? Learn directly from Amber, the Program Director of the Online Trainer Academy. Grab your hard hat and shovel you’re going to dig into how to build an online coaching business that makes you the obvious choice - because you're the only one in the world that can offer it. (L)
It's safe to say, teaching online can come with its frustrations, but it doesn't have to be that way. In today's session you will learn some tips and tricks to break the "screen" barrier and engage with your audience, learn how to set up your zoom account so that your audio works with both music AND your voice. Talk about the importance of self evaluation, hear stories from Jayde about her journey of teaching online, where she started, her challenges/frustrations and how she pushed through them, and finish the session with Q&A. (L)
There is no change unless it is preceded by a behaviour change. This is particularly important to every fitness professional. Because regardless of our role or background, we are all in the change & leadership business. The better we understand what drives change as well as how to help our clients overcome the barriers to change, the more value we have. This presentation will define coaching and identify guiding principles that will set you apart. We will dispel common myths around why people struggle with change and explore the psychology and neurobiology behind effective behaviour change strategies.(L)
In this talk, Dr. Marc Bubbs will discuss how the hecticness and busyness of midlife makes it challenging to lose weight. Marc will go beyond just 'talking macros' and discuss how behavior and habit change, as well as the connection to your clients, play key role in sustainable chance. Marc will also discuss the new science of breakfast (vs. fasting), why late-eating is now commonplace (and problematic), nutrition tips for longevity and how lessons from elite athletes can help us better understand our clients challenges with stubborn weight loss
Aging is inevitable but how we age is a choice. By the year 2030, it is predicted that 20-25% of the total population will be over the age of 65. With the continued growth in this demographic, trainers need to understand the importance of functional exercise programming to meet the needs of these clients. In this workshop, you will learn common concerns, corrective exercises, and programming for the aging client. (w/s)
What if you could feel even stronger, in your belief, that you can cope with and grow through anything life throws at you? Let’s face it, most of us do a "surface job" when it comes to our thinking and our belief systems and these run the show of our lives. If you truly believed that what you think and what you believe has an effect on your life, you wouldn’t go a day without training that thinking and that belief on a much deeper level, a subconscious level. The practice of meditation allows access to the subconscious mind. It’s why so many studies are now showing that Meditation is an effective practice to train and condition the brain & your mind. In this session we’ll get inspired by some of the cool science of the mind on meditation and how it builds mental immunity and practice some creative meditations that build it! (w/s)
Closing Remarks Important Notices & prizes from ACTIVATE!