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Key Note Presenter: Laurie di Giulio
This year we are doing something a little different with the schedule. We will have one session that all members/delegates attend. This will be a keynote presentation from RMT Laurie di Guilio.
The Hip Hinge. The Fountain of Youth.
The hip hinge is a crucial movement pattern that permeates all aspects of our lives from infancy into adulthood. It is a movement pattern that we master as children but lose as adults. The loss of the ability to properly hinge at the hips increases load on the lumbar spine, compression of the SI joints and strain on the knees. It can increase the chances of developing low back pain, disc trauma, knee pain and injury. As we age, the loss of the hip hinge can increase our likelihood of falling which can severely impact quality of life in the elderly and even lead to sooner death due to complications from a fall. In this way, maintain the hip hinge pattern has the ability to add years to our life. It can be a fountain of youth. This presentation will introduce you to ways to assess the hip hinge (or deadlift) pattern, how to breakdown the movement into incremental stages, modifications and alternatives, and common problems/myths associated with the hinge/deadlift. Whether you work with elite level athletes or people in their 80's, practicing the hip hinge will bring improved performance, strength and prevent injuries across all populations.
Visit Laurie's website for more information on her work.
#ELS18 Presenters & Sessions
1. Greg Simmons on Trends VS Fads:
Greg Simmons - Fitness Business Consultant
Over the past 25 years, Greg has developed an extensive knowledge of effective business and fitness facility management. His approach is deeply rooted in the desire to understand the needs of the consumer and his passion for delivering exceptional customer experiences. Greg’s creativity, knowledge, communication style, and ability to assess situations has been a successful formula when providing big picture planning, solving issues and accomplishing objectives for his clients.
Greg's website: www.healthsystemsgroup.com
Trends VS Fads
Being on the cutting edge and the first one to offer the “next big thing” in fitness seems like a great idea. Your staff, Club members, and class participants LOVE new fitness experiences! They’re exciting and can transform your business; but, there’s also a negative side. Adopting something unproven for “the flash” rather than “the substance” can also affect your credibility. Learning how to spot and select fitness trends, over fads, is the key to a successful investment of your time, energy, and resources. In this session, we will
*early-bird prices will be offered as well, rate TBA
Full Day NSFA Member - $100
Half Day NSFA Member - $50
Full Day Non-Member - $125
Half Day Non-Member - $62.50
Schedule for the day
*The exact schedule of presenters is still being finalized and will be posted in March.
9:00-9:30am - Meet & Greet/Sign In
9:30-10:45 Session A
11:00-12:15 Session B
12:15 - 1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:45 Session C
3:00 - 4:15 Session D4:30-7:30 CPR re-certification, Lifesaving Society