FRIDAY 8.30AM - 10.00AM

Back in Action – A three stage spinal strategy for recovery and protection

Type: Theory & Practical

By Daniel Lawrence – ROCKTAPE

Learn how the recovery from back pain typically requires three stages of rehabilitation. The problem is most people only ever make it to stage two, leaving them unnecessarily exposed to future problems. This session will use a scientific framework to deliver the fundamental components of each stage using some simple, and advanced practical strategies that everyone can do. Featuring; RockTape, RockBlades, RockPods.

Create your own Pod Programming

Type: Practical

By Aaron Laurence – Ybell Fitness

During this interactive training session, you will learn the specifics of “YBell Pod Programming” and how YBells allow for streamlined sessions with maximum versatility. You’ll also experience a live YBell workout with the creator and co-founder of YBell Fitness and learn how YBell-specific pods are created including Up-Down Ladder Pods, Repeat Sets & Reps Pods, and Low Fixed Rep Pods.

Gains and Hypertrophy

Type: Practical

By Miguel Vargas (TRX)

We know the TRX Suspension Trainer is a great tool for building strength. This workout will lay the foundation for your strength training goals! Get ready to feel the burn!

Optimum Performance Training Model Overview

Type: Theory & Practical

By Wendy Batts – National Academy of Sports Medicine

The NASM Optimum Performance Training (OPT™) Model is precisely that—a model; learn how to work the model to make it work for you and the clients you serve! This “can’t miss” session will explore the concepts of periodization, progressive overload, and the General Adaptation Syndrome (GAS) as they relate to the evidence-based OPT™ model. Although it offers structure, the creative freedoms OPT™ allows when designing a program—while still leveraging the scientific principles it’s based on—will be highlighted, and practical examples of how to apply this information with a wide range of client types will be reviewed to keep training fun, minimize boredom, maximize results, and keep your book of business full.

The counterintuitive psychology of human motivation

Type: Theory

By Peter Turner – 2BLimitless

How to maximize the motivation of clients and close the gap between what knowledge you can teach them and how they behave. Leveraging the same skills to deepen the trust you have with clients, make more impactful sales calls with prospects, and elevate yourself with the application of high-performance coaching techniques.

 

Handstands and Mobility Workshop

Type: Practical

By Marina Pavlenko

This workshop is perfect for beginners or students who want to revisit basics and build a solid base to be able to perform a handstand. This workshop is meant to build awareness with regards to mobility, strength, compressions, body tensioning, and stacking of body parts into a handstand.

What to expect:

  • Mobility and strength-building exercises for tissues around the wrists, shoulders, and hips.

  • Shoulder prehab exercises that will help to prevent injuries or help with existing ones.

  • Building a basic understanding of the handstand line on the floor and structural integrity to maintain it as effortlessly as possible.

  • The wall will help students to build the confidence to stay upside down and feel safer in the handstand position.

  • Introduction to dynamic body tensioning, the use of finger, glute, toe tensioning and safe exits (loads of cartwheels) from a handstand.

  • Transitioning into wall-assisted handstands, wall toe pulls, wall heel pulls and if not on the same day then ONE DAY a freestanding handstand.

FRIDAY 10.15am - 11.45am

If you're not assessing, you're guessing!

Type: Theory & Practical

By Ken Miller (NASM)

Do you want to take a deeper dive in to your assessment process? Have you ever wondered if you are performing the best exercises to enhance a client’s movement patterns and performance? The 4-Step Corrective Exercise Model pioneered by the National Academy of Sports Medicine has helped thousands of personal trainers and strength coaches program for goals ranging from post-rehabilitation to sport. This workshop will overview and discuss the importance strategies of implementing Corrective Exercise into your programming to enhance overall quality of movement while increasing performance.

Stop shifting weight and hit the CLUB!

Type: Theory & Practical

By Remi Venecht (RMT the WeckMethod)

The RMT® Club by WeckMethod is rapidly becoming the go-to training tool for professional fitness trainers and top level athletes.  The RMT® Club's unique features have been specifically designed to help people move more athletically by unifying and strengthening the entire body.  During this session you will be introduced to key principles and features of the RMT® Club.

Strength & Power

Type: Theory & Practical

By Hussein Abdeldayem

What is Strength and how does strength impact us in our daily lives and in our sports? In this workshop, we will learn the fundamentals of strength training for athletes. How we break down movement, how we train movement vs muscles and how that affects your performance in your sport. We will also learn the relation between strength and power and what links them to each other.

The Paleo Diet – Creating Superman On Caveman Food

Type: Theory

By Benjamin Siong – Australian Strength Performance

The growing paleo movement focuses on the premise that living like our ancestors 10,000 years ago forges the pinnacle of human health, energy and vitality. From minimizing inflammation, chronic disease, and cardiovascular issues and giving us a better quality of life, the paleo diet promises us a lot. Yet, how replicable is this diet amongst different ethnicities and cultures? Does its practice map out practically our modern-day lifestyle? and does it actually bring us the health benefits it claims? This seminar takes a deeper look into the paleo diet, and it’s origins and examines the pros, cons and intentions of this nutritional plan.

The Diabetic Client

Type: Theory

By Mohamed Kader – Warrior Life

Gain a deeper understanding of Diabetics in regards to Fitness. According to the 2019 IDF statistics, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has one of the world's highest prevalence rates of diabetes at 16.3%. The information presented in this Presentation will cover; common stereotypes and misconceptions in regards to Diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2), effects of Exercise on Diabetics in relation to Hyperglycemia, hypoglycemia, and day-to-day fluctuations. as well as Coaching techniques to build a much deeper sense of rapport, support, and relatability with a Diabetic client.

Strength training through Animal Flow

Type: Practical

By Parveez Mohammed – Animal Flow

Strength training through Animal Flow. Load + time under tension = adaptation. Building a stronger structure helps you to be stronger & injury free. Understand & explore tensile strength to build resilience through body weight movements from Animal Flow.

FRIDAY 12.00pm to 01.30pm

Not all range of motion is created equal

Type: Theory & Practical

By Ken Miller – National Academy of Sports Medicine

When was the last time you looked at your flexibility routine? How often, how much, and what to do are usually questions asked of your workout or cardio workouts so why not look at flexibility with as much focus and attention? This workshop will address the question, “Why is flexibility important?”, “What kind of flexibility do I need?” and “What techniques are the best for me and my clients?”.

Animal Flow for Mobility

Type: Practical

By Parveez Mohammed – Animal Flow

Keep yourself & your clients improving with creative High intensity workouts. Using Heart Rate variability training like HIIT, and interval training we integrate them with Animal Flow movements to add variety & intensity to spice up sessions you are going to create in the future.

TRX IN 90

Type: Practical

By Miguel Vargas - TRX

A deeper dive into coaching on the TRX Suspension Trainer. Join us for 90 minutes to understand how better to utilize the TRX Suspension Trainer in your training as well as your clients.

From Pain to Performance - The Complete Knee-hab Journey

Type: Theory & Practical

By Chris Bowman

In this session we will focus on the journey of acute injury through to full competition at international level. The session will focus primarily on knee injury, discussing the various mechanisms of injury, the assessment process, before exploring rehabilitation strategies and when we know an athlete is ready for full return to competition.

Keep up with the fitness innovation

Type: Theory

By Jose Teixeira

Keep up with the best practices in the Fitness Industry and product/service innovations. The ability to change and adapt is essential to the survival of your business, in this session you will learn how to move fast to continue to be relevant to your customer

Dynamic Air Compression For Faster Recovery

Type: Theory & Practical

By Remi Venecht (Normatec By Hyperice)

Discover how you can help your clients ditch those sore muscles and upgrade their wellness routine with the Normatec 2.0.  Your clients will warm up quickly, recover faster, and feel fully revived with Normatec's restorative massage.

FRIDAY 02.30pm - 04.00pm

CORE - Let's get to the center of it! Overview

Type: Theory & Practical

By Wendy Batts – National Academy of Sports Medicine

There is a lot of information out there regarding the core and ways to train it - but what's the best way to approach core training for your clients? What methods add a progressive challenge while focusing on stability, strength, and power? This interactive workshop will explore factors that contribute to optimal core activation, review important core exercises from simple to complex and will provide you with a chance to perform these exercises so you can implement them immediately with your clients to help them build a stable and strong foundation.

Dynamic Posture Taping for FitPros – Changing Movement Patterns

Type: Theory & Practical

By Daniel Lawrence (Rocktape)

Posture taping is one of the most powerful ways to use RockTape, with rapid and enduring results achievable in a matter of minutes. This interactive and highly practical session will teach you two RockTape strategies that you can use straight away. Your clients will love them. Featuring: The legendary official RockTape.

Hips don’t lie! Improve your Mobility & End-Range Strength

Type: Practical

By Ryan Thomas (Stick Mobility)

The mobility, strength, and fluidity of your hips is crucial to overall health. Hips that are too stiff or too unstable can contribute to knee and back issues. Learn how StickMobility can improve your usable range of motion and neuromuscular control to help reduce the risk of injury and keep you feeling good and moving well.

Periodization for Physique Transformation

Type: Theory

By Benjamin Siong – Australian Strength Performance

Periodization is the science of programming. While this should form the base for every training program so as to individualize training effects and accelerate results, it's often ignored in body composition and fat loss programs. This seminar will touch on the different models of periodization, relating them to how we can utilize them effectively to transform physiques for the general population. We will identify what variables should be considered in constructing effective programs and how they can be applied practically and immediately, not just in theory nor only to elite sports.

Habit Busting Reprogram yourself and your clients

Type: Theory

By Pete Cohen

A habit is anything, that is repeated, mechanically and automatically. Habits are divided into two categories: positive and negative. 
Positive habits generally need to be cultivated, nurtured and given constant attention to make them mainstays in our life. As we cultivate a positive habit, it gains a momentum of its own and grows easier to practice, especially as we notice the benefits it brings. 
Characteristically, negative habits have some, immediate, positive and pleasurable benefits, but these benefits are short lived and eventually have harmful consequences. The distinguishing feature of a negative habit is that it comes naturally, takes little effort to develop. Negative habits quickly gain momentum which is difficult to withstand.

Learn the king of kettlebell exercises - The SNATCH

Type: Practical

By Natalie Safa

Many people struggle to master kettlebell snatches. It’s daunting having a heavy weight above the head and the speed at which it gets there can be off putting too. There are also timing issues necessary for the Snatch to avoid banging the wrists and jerking the arm. Learn the drills and movements that will allow you and your client to be able to perform this highly complex movement.

FRIDAY 04:15pm to 05:15pm

Corrective Exercise Strategies for Shoulder Dysfunction

Type: Theory & Practical

By Ken Miller – National Academy of Sports Medicine

The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body. This availability of motion comes with the great responsibility of addressing stability and control. This workshop will discuss and practically apply a strategy and sequence of movements that have been proven to maximize shoulder function for sport and life.

YBell High-Intensity Resistance Training Experience

Type: Practical

By Aaron Laurence – Ybell Fitness

During this practical workout session, you will be exposed to the versatility of the YBell as a fantastic 4-in-1 training tool. Designed to emulate and replace many functional training tools, you’ll learn firsthand how this piece You will also feel the power of YBell "pods" and coaching systems designed to create success and enjoyment in your programming and client / participant performance.

I feel the need for SPEED!

Type: Theory & Practical

By Hussein Abdeldayem

What is Speed & Can we Improve our speed? We will learn the proper mechanics for running, understand what impacts our speed and how we can improve our running speed. Through understanding and applying a couple of principles in our training regimen, we will be able to translate it to a faster you.

Pre-Natal Exercise Considerations for the MOM to be!

Type: Theory & Practical

By Gemma Ovens (Post Natal Fitness)

There are many benefits of exercise for both mum and baby during pregnancy, but it can be  daunting for trainers to know how best to support pregnant members.
This session will cover some basic tips to help you adapt exercises to allow mums to train safely and answer any questions they may have. It will give you an insight to basic things to be mindful of and the safety implications around training when pregnant, so that you as a trainer can support and encourage where possible.

Breathing: The Game Changer For Improving Health & Wellness

Type: Theory & Practical

By Nestor Balart – Ballistics Breathing

A 90 minute session where you will have the opportunity to understand a full spectrum of how breathing can influence our Health & Wellness.

  • We´ll tap into the basics of understanding the foundation of breathing and cellular respiration.

  • Basic Breathing Mechanics

  • Breathing Patterns

  • Release, Stretch & Activate of the Respiratory Muscles.

  • How Mouth breathing can affect our health & wellness.  Much more…

BLAZEPOD – LIGHT UP YOUR SENSES

Type: Practical

By Ryan Thomas (Ybell Fitness)

Redefine the way you stimulate performance by building faster, more coordinated and reactive athletes.

FRIDAY 05:30pm to 06:30pm

Pillars of Performance - the ELITE Method

Type: Theory & Practical

By Chris Bowma

In this session we will provide an overview on our approach at ELITE to optimising human sporting performance. We will discuss the “Pillars of Performance”, barriers to optimising performance, and how we get the best out of some of the best athletes in the world who use our services. We’ll showcase our data driven approach to maximising the physical capabilities of elite athletes and optimising load management to reduce injury risk.

From Couch to Champion - How to transform your average gym client to an Ironman status

Type: Theory

By Hannes Loubser

The talk is focused on mainly personal trainers who neglect the importance of periodization or how effective it is in sport training. Attendees will look at case studies taken from real life scenarios where the "average client" transformed from having knee, back and shoulder issues to completing triathlon and ironman races to become pain free performance machines who conquered more than they could have ever imagined.

Rethinking Wellness Making Corporate Wellness Work

Type: Theory

By Pete Cohen

In this presentation Pete will explain to leaders how to coach an organisation to wellness. By using powerful techniques and demonstrating gradual benefits to people, he will show how they can engage with the idea of self-care and team-care in the workplace. 
Audiences will learn how to make wellness a habit, rather than a project and recognise that looking for the cause of a problem is so much more effective than fixing the symptoms. By asking targeted, coaching questions of their teams and really listening to the answers they can tackle the vast majority of everyday stresses, anxieties and fears long before they become a serious issue.

Is Living Tissue Designed to Be Stretched?

Type: Theory

By Pete Cohen

Humans don’t have a core … because we are Whole & Complete. 
Traditional academic education on muscular contractions  informs this process happens in isolation and then provides an appropriate force to move a joint or create structural stability thus allowing us to create motion. 
This is the bedrock theory of the muscular skeletal system, backed up by the sliding filament theory which we’re all familiar with. However, this understanding missed out a most important ingredient and essential element of the party…. If there is a muscular spindle then there must then be a corresponding Fascial spindle at the same location? 
Where is your Fascia? It is the most ubiquitous tissue within your whole being, it is the environment every cell & system exists & behaves within , having a plethora of roles to perform & interact amongst a symphony of coexisting systems. Without doubt one of it’s most influential roles, second only to its relationship with the neurological system must be its relationship with its intertwined muscular system without which neither could exist or function! 

So the question remains, what are you talking about when you cue “ Core” ?