Wellness Workshops

Biomechanics of Assisted Stretching for Fitness and Wellness Professionals. Flexibility is an important component of a health and fitness program and can aid in muscle recovery and pain management, yet it is often overlooked by clients. In this ACE and ACSM approved course, you will learn to facilitate stretching program for your clients by assisting them properly. Explore the three principles of force application that help you determine where to place your hands, what direction to push, and how much force to use when helping clients stretch. Stretch your clients safely and effectively using techniques for specific areas of the body.

You will learn:

  1. How the law of action-reaction relates to assisted stretching and how to apply it.
  2. To identify form errors that occur when the principles of force application have been violated.
  3. How stretching can help alleviate chronic lower back pain and peripheral neuropathies.

Programming for Clients Who Have Obesity. Approved for CE credit by ACE, ACSM, AAAI/ISMA, AFPA, IACET, SCW, and YMCA. Explore the biomechanics and brain changes that occur with obesity and how to account for them when training your clients who have obesity. Determine ways to select safer and more effective exercises for your clients and find tips for successful sessions.

You will learn how to:

  • Design and execute safe and effective training sessions and programs.
  • Modify exercise sessions.

Programming for Strength Gains: New Research Exposes Timing as the Key Variable. Approved for CE credit by NSCA, ACE, ACSM, AAAI/ISMA, AFPA, IACET, NSCF, SCW, AEA, YMCA and more! Packed with real world tips, this workshop is designed to complement and enhance your existing strength programs. Explore how to apply new research on the timing of key programming variables to maximize strength gains. Discover how to time the frequency, mode, volume, intensity, and duration of training sessions to design effective and safe concurrent training programs while not forgetting about cardiovascular and flexibility training. In this dynamically delivered workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Build effective concurrent training sessions and long-term programs for strength gains.
  • Use frequency, duration, mode, volume, and intensity of training to design sessions and programs that maximize strength gains.
  • Use muscle’s ability to anticipate training sessions as an advantage.
  • Design effective complementary cardiovascular programs that improve endurance while minimizing the effects on strength gains.
  • Design effective complementary stretching programs that help to minimize the risks of injury and improve muscle pliability while minimizing the effects on strength gains.