Be Fit For Life Fitness Conference 2013
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Earn your CECs right here in Lethbridge (6.0 AFLCA credits for the entire conference).
Try out sessions including Cycle: Training the NRG Systems, HIT Training, Yoga, Nutrition, and Bender Ball Foundation Training.
Let loose at the Zumbathon charity event where donations will go to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre.
Take… Show more your CPR recertification.
Conference general registration fees do not include the CPR recertification or the Bender Ball Foundation Training. The Zumbathon charity event is open to all conferenceÂ attendees. It will be held from 8 to 9 p.m. on March 1. All donations will go to the cityâ€™s Jack Ady Cancer Centre. Â
Conference registration is non-refundable but may be transferred to another person by calling 403-382-6919.
Parking at Lethbridge College is free in Lots O and N. For directions, visit www.lethbridgecollege.ca/campus-maps
Feel free to bring your own lunch or visit the amenities close to campus. On-campus food services will not be open. Please dress in workout attire and bring your own water bottle and towel.Â
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CPR recertification will be offered for those holding Canadian Red Cross or St. Johnâ€™s Ambulance certificates. The course will include practical, hands-on components that will be supported by a variety of training materials and will be based on course requirements. Students will use mannequins to practise CPR and get experience with AED trainers, bandages, splinting materials, barrier devices, first aid kits, auto-injector trainers, inhalers and more.
Bender Ball Foundations (Jessica Power Cyr and Darcy Zimmerman)
The Bender Ball Foundations course is the premise of all Bender Ball training programs and teaches the small ball principles that combine comprehensive theory together with a hands-on interactive practical application. Acquire a better understanding in achieving maximum muscle activation and learn selected core stabilization exercises that will challenge all levels. Walk away with a results-driven, research-based, cutting-edge and functional exercise program that will enhance your clientsâ€™ lives. Bender Ball takes core training to a new level â€“ on its own.
CanFitPro - 2 FIS, 2 PTS, AFLCA - 4.0, BCRPA - 4.0 Credits
Zumbathon charity event
Start the conference off with a kick at our Zumba party charity event. Eight top Zumba instructors from across southern Alberta will join together on stage to lead you through this fun party. Donations will be accepted at the door. All proceeds go to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre in Lethbridge.
Metabolic and Combative Fitness Challenge (Tim Takahashi)
Discover how to combine two hot trends: metabolic conditioning and combative fitness training.Â In this ultimate workout session with Tim, participants will learn to implement strength and conditioning principles from military-style training using body weight resistance and task oriented challenges. This workout session will illustrate to participants the meaning and value of teamwork.Â Conference attendees will leave this workout session with new ideas for group-based fitness classes and for clients that go beyond the traditional â€œgymâ€* activities.
Interactive Props â€“ Bosu, Bender Ball, Gliders (Jody Evanson)
This workshop of interactive and innovative training ideas uses three must-have props from your fitness toolbox.Â By creating fun, functional movement patterns, your clients will benefit from increased kinesthetic awareness, stability/strength training and simple fitness fun.Â Refresh your repertoire of prop exercises to use with your participants while learning a tiered approach to teaching for all levels.Â
1.5 AFLCA Credits
Cycle: Training the Energy Systems (Jessica Power-Cyr)
Now that most of us have experienced what metabolic training is, itâ€™s important to understand how to design efficient and effective training programs that challenge all the energy systems of the body and include well-planned active and passive recovery.Â Jessica will review and define the aerobic and anaerobic energy systems and describe the muscle fibre types in detail while providing you with the tools to design a demanding workout that challenges all aspects of the bodyâ€™s energy systems.Â She will apply this knowledge in one of the most intense cycle workouts of your life.Â Please do not eat for 60 minutes prior to this workshop.
1.5 AFLCA Credits
How Much Protein does a Person Really Need? (Erin Pinder) Â
How much protein does a person really need?Â Learn the facts about protein for weight loss, muscle gain, and recovery.Â Erin will show you when to use protein and where to find it in foods and supplements.Â This information will be applicable to all people â€“ whether they come to you for body composition changes, wellness or improved athletic ability.
1.5 AFLCA Credits
HIT: 3-Dimentional Training (Jessica Power-Cyr)
This HIT: High Intensity Training workshop will focus primarily on challenging all three dimensions of the body (the sagittal, frontal and transverse planes of motion) through functional movements. Jess will define and review basic biomechanical principles such as the planes of motion to functionally transform basic foundational exercises into three-dimensional training.Â She will take participants through a core-intense 3-D workout that moves through various positions to functionally challenge the total body in all three planes of motion.
1.5 AFLCA Credits
Iron Yoga (Amanda Roemer)
Iron Yoga was created in 2003 by Anthony Carillo with the intention of combining power yoga and light weight training. This fun and creative workshop will include standing postures with the option of light hand weights, vinyasas and seated, prone and supine poses. When using hand weights in various yoga postures, it addresses a new level of awareness and refinement in your yoga practice. There will also be some tips and techniques on energy anatomy, yoga anatomy/alignment, and release techniques.
1.5 AFLCA Credits
Essentials for Injury Prevention (Tim Takahashi)
This hands-on session will go over the five most common injuries in personal training clients.Â After learning basic evaluation and assessment techniques, trainers will feel confident in prescribing appropriate exercises to help clients move and feel better appropriately.Â Liability, insurance and documentation processes will also be addressed.
1.5 AFLCA Credit
Jody Evanson, B.Sc. (Exercise Science)
Nominated as one of the top three fitness professionals in Canada in 2008, and recipient of Can-Fit-Proâ€™s most Valuable PRO Trainer 2007, Jody Evanson is a popular fitness instructor and personal trainer in Lethbridge.Â She is a veteran international presenter and educator with over 20 yearsâ€™ experience in the industry.Â A previous PRO Trainer for Can-Fit-Pro and Master Trainer for the Bender Ball Method, her favorite experiences have been presenting at IDEA conferences and teaching fitness at NRG2GO resorts.Â Â Jody currently works for Get Serious Fitness, the University of Lethbridge, the YMCA, and Goldâ€™s Gym.Â Her favorite classes to teach are Zumba, TRX, Yoga, Step and Small Group Personal Training.Â Jody and her husband are the proud parents of five children.
Erin Pinder, B.Sc . (Foods Nutrition), Registered Dietician Â
Erin is a member of the College of Dietitians of Alberta, the Dietitians of Canada, and belongs to their Sports Nutrition Network. She was one of the first dietitians in Canada to complete the Intensive Sport Nutrition Course offered by the Dietitians of Canada to become a Sports Dietitian. Erin is a member of the Speakers and Writers Bureau of the Sport Medicine Council of Alberta, and a Certified Sports Nutrition Level 1 Instructor. Erin is a sessional instructor at the University of Lethbridge. When Erin is not working, you can find her in the mountains hiking or snowshoeing, in Lethbridge swimming or running, or in her kitchen cooking meals for her son and husband.
Jessica Power Cyr, MSc, CSEP-CEP, ACSM-CES, AFLCA Trainer
Jessica Power Cyr is a fitness and mind-body guru, a leading industry educator, and an experienced programmer and public speaker.Â She began her career in New York City and has adopted all that city flair and attitude as part of her signature presenting style.Â Jessica is the fitness program manager at Heavens Elevated Fitness in Calgary and is an instructor at Mount Royal University in the Personal Fitness Trainer diploma.Â She has completed her Masterâ€™s in Exercise Science, is a CSEP Certified Exercise Physiologist, an ACSM Clinical Exercise Specialist, a Trainer of Leaders for the Alberta Fitness Leadership Certification Association and a Bender Method Master Trainer
Amanda Roemer, BSc. (Kinesiology), PTS Yoga Instructor, Touch for Health Practitioner, Foot Reflexology, Neural Organization Technique Â
Amanda has enjoyed teaching yoga in Lethbridge since 2007. Her yoga training is Ashtanga-based and she has grown to enjoy teaching a fusion blend of Ashtanga-vinyasa-power style classes. She teaches all over the city for various fitness facilities, organizations and many sports teams. Amanda also specializes in myofascial and trigger point release techniques that can significantly reduce body pain and drastically change your yoga practice. In addition to teaching yoga, Amanda is a small business owner offering Applied Kinesiology healing practices, (including Touch for Health Kinesiology, Foot Reflexology and Neural Organization Technique), and further energetic healing practices.
Tim Takahashi, MSc. CSCS, CSEP-CPT
Tim Takahashi has been a Certified Athletic Therapist and Exercise Physiologist working in private practice in Lethbridge since 1998. He worked as a Doping Control Officer at the Vancouver Winter Olympics in 2010 and has been a member of Team Canada Medical staff at two Maccabiah games in Israel (2005, 2009) along with multiple Canadian national judo championships and Canadian national track and field championships. He holds a Masterâ€™s degree in Kinesiology from the University of Calgary and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Certified Exercise Physiologist. Tim is also a Physical Training instructor for the police academy training Lethbridge Regional police service officers and for other law enforcement agencies. Tim has been a sessional instructor at the University of Lethbridge in the Faculty of Kinesiology and instructor at Lethbridge College in the Exercise Science Program since 2005.
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