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Welcome to the new ACSM online learning platform: ACSM ceOnline! As a global leader in the sports medicine industry, ACSM is constantly striving to create the highest quality, most comprehensive CEC opportunities, including: ACSM's Certified News, ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal plus courses developed at top industry events.

We encourage you to check back often as new opportunities will be added throughout the year. In the meantime, feel free to browse our current library of opportunities.

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Be sure to enter the member discount code at checkout for ACSM designated self-tests (Certified News and Health & Fitness Journals) for an annual savings of up to $50!!! (To obtain your member discount code, members should log in to their ACSM Portal. Hover over MEMBERSHIP on the blue navigation bar, from the dropdown menu click on “My ACSM Discounts” OR you can email the membership department at membership@acsm.org. Please be sure to include your member ID number.) If you would like to learn more about becoming an ACSM Member, please email our membership department at membership@acsm.org.

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ACSM Health & Fitness Journal:May - June 2017 CEC Course Quiz Bundle

ACSM Health & Fitness Journal:May - June 2017 CEC Course Quiz Bundle

This bundle includes ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal May - June 2017 Courses #1, #2, #3, and #4

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ACSM Health & Fitness Journal:May - June 2017 CEC Course #1: Physical Activity for Youth All Year Long

ACSM Health & Fitness Journal:May - June 2017 CEC Course #1: Physical Activity for Youth All Year Long

by Barbara A. Bushman, Ph.D., FACSM and Emma C. Gist, B.S.

Wouldn’t You Like to Know:  PHYSICAL ACTIVITY FOR YOUTH ALL YEAR LONGBy Barbara A. Bushman, Ph.D., FACSM and Emma Gist, B.S., ACSM EP-CThis column answers the questions: “What are the benefits of physical activity for youth during the school year? What are ways to encourage more physical activity, rather than less, during the summer months?” 

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ACSM Health & Fitness Journal:May - June 2017 CEC Course #2: PUTTING THE NEW ACSM’s PRE‐ACTIVITY HEALTH SCREENING GUIDELINES...

ACSM Health & Fitness Journal:May - June 2017 CEC Course #2: PUTTING THE NEW ACSM’s PRE‐ACTIVITY HEALTH SCREENING GUIDELINES...

by JoAnn M. Eickhoff-Shemek, Ph.D., FACSM, FAWHP and Aaron C. Craig, Ph.D., EP-C, EIM2

Putting the New ACSM’s Pre-Activity Screening Guidelines into PracticeBy JoAnn M. Eickhoff-Shemek, Ph.D., FACSM and Aaron C. Craig, Ph.D.Research has shown that many fitness facilities are not implementing pre-activity screening procedures asrecommended or required by ACSM. As shown in our pilot study, implementing the new ACSMscreening criteria (algorithm) resulted in fewer physician referrals and made the screening process more

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ACSM Health & Fitness Journal: May - June 2017 CEC Course #3: IMPROVING WEIGHT MANAGEMENT OUTCOMES BY COLLABORATION BETWEEN...

ACSM Health & Fitness Journal: May - June 2017 CEC Course #3: IMPROVING WEIGHT MANAGEMENT OUTCOMES BY COLLABORATION BETWEEN...

by Karen Reznik Dolins, Ed.D., RDN, CSSD, CDN, Melinda M. Manore, Ph.D., RDN, CSSD, FACSM, Rosa K. Hand, M.S., RDN, LD, FAND, and Gary Liguori, Ph.D., FACSM

Improving Weight Management Outcomes by Collaboration between Nutrition and Exercise Professionals By Karen Dolins, EdD, RDN, CSSD, CDN; Melinda M. Manore, PhD, RD, CSSD, FACSM;Rosa K. Hand, MS, RDN, LD, FAND; and Gary Liguori, PhD, FACSM Weight management is an important issue for many Americans because it is closely linked tooverall health and the ability to lead an active lifestyle. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics(Academy) and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) each have professional

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ACSM Health & Fitness Journal: May - June 2017 CEC Course #4: Professional Competency and Risk Management for Personal...

ACSM Health & Fitness Journal: May - June 2017 CEC Course #4: Professional Competency and Risk Management for Personal...

by Anthony A. Abbott, Ed.D., FACSM, FNSCA

Professional Competency and Risk Management for Personal Trainers, Part IIBy Anthony A. Abbott, EdD, FACSM

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ACSM's 2017 Health & Fitness Summit Online Video Bundle / Pre-Order Sale!!!

ACSM's 2017 Health & Fitness Summit Online Video Bundle / Pre-Order Sale!!!

Pre-order NOW and be the first to get the 2017 Health & Fitness Summit videos!!! Looking to add some of the top program sessions to your health and fitness arsenal? Get the top Health & Fitness Summit sessions and as a bonus feature, free workout videos, from the 2017 program in San Diego, CA! CECs are NOT offered for this video bundle. Online videos only.

Did you miss ACSM's 21st Health & Fitness Summit?  Was there a session you really want to see again?  The Health & Fitness Summit videos will be available soon!  Pre-order now and be the first to get them!

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ACSM Health & Fitness Journal: March - April 2017 CEC Quiz Bundle

ACSM Health & Fitness Journal: March - April 2017 CEC Quiz Bundle

This bundle includes ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal March - April 2017 Courses #1, #2, #3, and #4

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ACSM Health & Fitness Journal March – April 2017 CEC Course #1: Managing Risks of Training with Kettlebells...

ACSM Health & Fitness Journal March – April 2017 CEC Course #1: Managing Risks of Training with Kettlebells...

By Luke Del Vecchio, M.Sc. and Betul Sekendiz, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Managing Risks of Training with Kettlebells to Achieve Optimum Benefits By Luke Del Vecchio, M.Sc. and Betul Sekendiz, M.Sc., Ph.D

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ACSM Health & Fitness Journal March – April 2017 CEC Course #2: Hot Topics in Nutrition and How to Advise your Client

ACSM Health & Fitness Journal March – April 2017 CEC Course #2: Hot Topics in Nutrition and How to Advise your Client

By Kristen Perrella, MS, RDN, CDN and Frank Cerny, MDiv, PhD. Fellow ACSM

Hot Topics in Nutrition and How to Advise your ClientBy Kristen Perrella, MS, RDN, CDN and Frank Cerny, MDiv, PhD. Fellow ACSM

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ACSM Health & Fitness Journal March – April 2017 CEC Course #3: Challenging Autism with Exercise...

ACSM Health & Fitness Journal March – April 2017 CEC Course #3: Challenging Autism with Exercise...

By David S. Geslak, BS, ACSM EP-C, CSCS

Challenging Autism with Exercise: An Opportunity Worth Stretching ForBy David S. Geslak, BS, ACSM EP-C, CSCS

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ACSM Health & Fitness Journal March – April 2017 CEC Course #4: Core Training: Separating Fact From Fiction

ACSM Health & Fitness Journal March – April 2017 CEC Course #4: Core Training: Separating Fact From Fiction

By Charles Fountaine, Ph.D. and Todd Perry

Core Training: Separating Fact From Fiction By Charles Fountaine, Ph.D. and Todd Perry

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Special Populations 6-CEC Course: Diabetes for the Exercise Professional

Special Populations 6-CEC Course: Diabetes for the Exercise Professional

Presented by: Sheri R. Colberg, PhD, FACSM

This CEC course was created to give fitness professionals a greater knowledge and understanding of how to work with clients with either diabetes or prediabetes, who may have health complications that must be managed during physical activity for them to train safely and effectively (without causing physical or emotional harm). Fitness professionals need special training in these topics to work with these clients, which is one in three Americans currently (100 million people).  

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Wheat Foods and ACSM Presents: Carbohydrates, Performance & Weight Loss:  Is Low the Way to Go or the Way to Bonk?

Wheat Foods and ACSM Presents: Carbohydrates, Performance & Weight Loss: Is Low the Way to Go or the Way to Bonk?

Presented by Dr. Glenn Gaesser, Ph.D. Moderated by Lynn Cialdella Kam, Ph.D, MBA, RDN, LD

Carbohydrates, Performance & Weight Loss:  Is Low the Way to Go or the Way to Bonk?

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POLAR and ACSM Presents: Heart Rate Monitoring Assessment Course

POLAR and ACSM Presents: Heart Rate Monitoring Assessment Course

This certificate course was created through a collaboration between ACSM and Polar, a leader in wearable device technology. Worth 6 CECs. Any promotional code discounts can be redeemed at checkout.

Heart Rate Monitoring Assessment Course

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Body Weight Training Certificate Course

Body Weight Training Certificate Course

Be sure to check your completed courses before purchasing this bundle to ensure you have not already purchased /completed any portion of this bundle.The following courses are including in this CEC bundle:

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HIIT Training CEC Bundle

HIIT Training CEC Bundle

Be sure to check your completed courses before purchasing this bundle to ensure you have not already purchased /completed any portion of this bundle.The following courses are including in this CEC bundle:Blast Your Abs, Glutes and Core - A Big HIIT With Your ClientsHIIT the FloorHIIT BlitzBonus: Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends for 2017 

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Certified News Fourth Quarter 2016 CEC Course

Certified News Fourth Quarter 2016 CEC Course

This course includes CEC quizzes for the following articles:Health & Fitness Article –Cardiopulmonary Metabolic Exercise TestingBy Tim Edwards, M.S., RCEP  Breast Cancer-related Lymphedema: Is Resistance Training Safe?By Nicole Nelson, M.S.H., LMT, ACSM EP-C 

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ACSM Health & Fitness Journal January - February 2017 Course #1: Go Green with Outdoor Activity

ACSM Health & Fitness Journal January - February 2017 Course #1: Go Green with Outdoor Activity

By Dixie Stanforth, PhD and Kelsey Brown, M.Ed

Go Green with Outdoor ActivityBy Dixie Stanforth, PhD and Kelsey Brown, M.Ed

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ACSM Health & Fitness Journal: January - Feburary 2017 CEC Quiz Bundle

ACSM Health & Fitness Journal: January - Feburary 2017 CEC Quiz Bundle

This bundle includes ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal January - February 2017 Courses #1, #2, #3, and #4

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ACSM Health & Fitness Journal January - February 2017 Course #2: High altitude recreation: What to expect at the Top!

ACSM Health & Fitness Journal January - February 2017 Course #2: High altitude recreation: What to expect at the Top!

By Devon A. Dobrosielski PhD; Angela Humpert BS; and Madelyn Heyman BS

High altitude recreation: What to expect at the Top!By Devon A. Dobrosielski PhD; Angela Humpert BS; and Madelyn Heyman BSAcute mountain sickness (AMS) and poor sleep are common complaints of travelers to high altitude. In this article, the authors share their unique experiences hiking in the Peruvian Andes, in an effort to bolster awareness of the challenges and physiological responses associated with high altitude recreation.

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ACSM Health & Fitness Journal January - February 2017 Course #3: Drawing the Line: Understanding the Scope of Practice among...

ACSM Health & Fitness Journal January - February 2017 Course #3: Drawing the Line: Understanding the Scope of Practice among...

By Laura J. Kruskall, Ph.D., RDN, CSSD, LD, ACSM EP-C, FACSM, FAND; Melinda M. Manore, Ph.D., RD, CSSD, FACSM; JoAnn M. Eickhoff-Shemek, Ph.D., FACSM, FAWHP; and Jonathan K. Ehrman, Ph.D., ACSM-CEP, FACSM, FAACVPR

Drawing the Line: Understanding the Scope of Practice among Registered Dietitian Nutritionists and Exercise Professionals  By Laura J. Kruskall, Ph.D., RDN, CSSD, LD, ACSM EP-C, FACSM, FAND; Melinda M. Manore, Ph.D., RD, CSSD, FACSM; JoAnn M. Eickhoff-Shemek, Ph.D., FACSM, FAWHP; and Jonathan K. Ehrman, Ph.D., ACSM-CEP, FACSM, FAACVPRScope of practice is an important topic for all health professionals. RDNs and exercise professionals must know their SOP and work together to provide the best experience for their patients and clients.

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ACSM Health & Fitness Journal January - February 2017 Course # 4: Wouldn't You Like to Know: Understanding and Using Dietary...

ACSM Health & Fitness Journal January - February 2017 Course # 4: Wouldn't You Like to Know: Understanding and Using Dietary...

By Barbara A. Bushman, PhD, FACSM

Wouldn’t You Like to Know: Understanding and Using the Dietary Guidelines for Americans By Barbara A. Bushman, PhD, FACSMThis question-and-answer column addresses the question: How can a fitness professional stay current with nutritional recommendations?  It outlines and explains how to use and understand the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. 

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ACSM's 2016 Business Boosting Bundle

ACSM's 2016 Business Boosting Bundle

Worth 12 CECs--The discount will be reflected after entering and applying the promotional code (received via email) at checkout.

Includes the following courses:

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ACSM's 2016 Webinar Bundle

ACSM's 2016 Webinar Bundle

Worth 10 CECs--The discount will be reflected after entering and applying the promotional code (received via email) at checkout.

Includes the following webinar courses:

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Polar and ACSM Present: Heart Rate Based Training Part 2: How to Maximize the use of Wearable Technology

Polar and ACSM Present: Heart Rate Based Training Part 2: How to Maximize the use of Wearable Technology

Presented by George Centeio, M.A. Moderated by Jeffrey A. Potteiger, Ph.D., FACSM

Is wrist based heart rate monitoring as accurate as chest based heart rate monitoring?  This and many other questions that were posed in part 1 – Train Smarter, Not Harder, will be answered in this webinar from ACSM and Polar on heart rate based training.  Wearable technology is becoming more and more popular today. This session will also explore various uses of wearable technology and how it can be used to enhance training programs.Presenter:

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ACSM and ENC Present: Nutritional Myths and Practices of the Elite Athlete: Implications for Active, Non-Elite Performance

ACSM and ENC Present: Nutritional Myths and Practices of the Elite Athlete: Implications for Active, Non-Elite Performance

Presented by: Dave Ellis (RD, CSCS) ACSM Moderator: Dr. Jamie Cooper (BS, MS)

Competitive athletes have come to understand the benefits of good nutrition to athletic performance. With the dramatic growth in the number of Sports RDs, and the increased number of teams in both the collegiate and professional ranks employing nutrition professionals, today’s athlete is much more versed on the importance of diet to success on the field than were athletes of a generation ago.

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ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal November - December 2016 CEC Quiz Bundle

ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal November - December 2016 CEC Quiz Bundle

This bundle includes ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal November - December 2016 Courses # 1, 2, & 3

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ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal November - December 2016 Course #1: Pondering Paleo: Is a Paleolithic Diet the Key...

ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal November - December 2016 Course #1: Pondering Paleo: Is a Paleolithic Diet the Key...

By Katherine Beals, Ph.D., RD, FACSM, CSSD

Pondering Paleo: Is a Paleolithic Diet the Key to Achieving Optimal Health and Athletic Performance?By Katherine Beals, Ph.D., RD, FACSM, CSSD

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ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal November - December 2016 Course #2: Move More, Sit Less, & Be Well: Behavioral Aspects...

ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal November - December 2016 Course #2: Move More, Sit Less, & Be Well: Behavioral Aspects...

By Brian Kiessling, M.S. and Carol Kennedy-Armbruster, Ph.D., FACSM

Move More, Sit Less, & Be Well: Behavioral Aspects of Activity TrackersBy Brian Kiessling, M.S. and Carol Kennedy-Armbruster, Ph.D., FACSM

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ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal November - December 2016 Course # 3: Exercise and Sport Participation for Individuals with...

ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal November - December 2016 Course # 3: Exercise and Sport Participation for Individuals with...

By Jason R. Jaggers, Ph.D., M.S.; Katie Casto Hynes, M.S., RD; and Kupper A. Wintergerst, M.D., FAAP

Exercise and Sport Participation for Individuals with Type 1 Diabetes Safety Considerations and the UnknownBy Jason R. Jaggers, Ph.D., M.S.; Katie Casto Hynes, M.S., RD; and Kupper A. Wintergerst, M.D., FAAP

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Resistance Training CEC Bundle

Resistance Training CEC Bundle

Be sure to check your completed courses before purchasing this bundle to ensure you have not already purchased /completed any portion of this bundle.The following courses are including in this CEC bundle:

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Certified News Third Quarter 2016 CEC Course

Certified News Third Quarter 2016 CEC Course

This course includes CEC quizzes for the following articles:Nutrition ColumnTitle:  Branched-Chain Amino Acid Supplementation and ExerciseBy Emily N. Werner, B.S. and Stella L. Volpe, Ph.D., RD, FACSM Health & Fitness Feature Title:  Sedentariness, Exercise, and Oxidative StressBy Robert Buresh, Ph.D., EP-C 

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Soyfoods Association and ACSM Present: Challenges for providing protein for the aging to support nutrition & health needs

Soyfoods Association and ACSM Present: Challenges for providing protein for the aging to support nutrition & health needs

Presented by: Rachel R. Deer, Ph.D.

Title: Challenges for providing protein for the aging to support nutrition & health needs

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ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal September - October 2016 Course #1: RESISTANCE TRAINING FOR KIDS: Right from the Start

ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal September - October 2016 Course #1: RESISTANCE TRAINING FOR KIDS: Right from the Start

by Avery D. Faigenbaum, Ed.D., CSCS, FACSM and James E. McFarland, Ed.M., CSCS

Resistance Training for Kids: Right from the Start By Avery D. Faigenbaum, Ed.D., CSCS, FACSM and James E. McFarland, Ed.M., CSCS

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ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal September - October 2016 CEC Quiz Bundle

ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal September - October 2016 CEC Quiz Bundle

This bundle includes ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal September - October 2016 Courses # 1, 2, & 3

Includes the following CEC courses:

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ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal September - October 2016 Course #2:TARGETED RESISTANCE TRAINING TO IMPROVE INDEPENDENCE...

ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal September - October 2016 Course #2:TARGETED RESISTANCE TRAINING TO IMPROVE INDEPENDENCE...

by Joseph F. Signorile, Ph.D.

Targeted Resistance Training to Improve Independence and Reduce Fall Risk in Older ClientsBy Joseph F. Signorile, Ph.D.

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ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal September - October 2016 Course # 3: RESISTANCE TRAINING AND CHRONIC DISEASE: A Summary ...

ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal September - October 2016 Course # 3: RESISTANCE TRAINING AND CHRONIC DISEASE: A Summary ...

by Joseph T. Ciccolo, Ph.D., CSCS and Sanaz Nosrat, M.A.

Resistance Training and Chronic Disease: A Summary of the Current EvidenceBy Joseph Ciccolo, Ph.D., CSCS and Sanaz Nosrat, M.A.

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ENC and ACSM Present: Optimal Recovery: Practical Recommendations for the Recreational Athlete

ENC and ACSM Present: Optimal Recovery: Practical Recommendations for the Recreational Athlete

Presented by: Rachel Bassler, RDN, CSSD, LDN and Irene Lewis-McCormick, MS ACSM Moderator: Shawn Arent, Ph.D, CSCS*D, FACSM, FISSN

Trained athletes understand that optimal recovery from strenuous exercise can help maximize performance and minimize injury risk. Appropriate recovery practices play an important role in helping active individuals replenish lost nutrients, and facilitate muscle repair and synthesis. But what are the components of recovery, and what can recreational athletes and active individuals learn from elite athletes regarding recovery from a nutrition and physical perspective? This session will provide practical recommendations for optimal recovery for the recreational athlete.

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Certified News Second Quarter 2016 CEC Course

Certified News Second Quarter 2016 CEC Course

This course includes CEC quizzes for the following articles:Tips & ToolsBy Penelope D. SteenCustomer Service for the Certified Professional Health & Fitness Feature By Leah Vogel, B.S., and Edward Davila, M.S.Benefits of Resistance Exercise for Postmenopausal Women 

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ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal July - August 2016 Course #1: RISKS OF TREADMILLS IN HEALTH/FITNESS FACILITIES: Ready, Steady...

ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal July - August 2016 Course #1: RISKS OF TREADMILLS IN HEALTH/FITNESS FACILITIES: Ready, Steady...

By Betul Sekendiz, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Risks of treadmills in health/fitness facilities: Ready, Steady, Go?By Betul Sekendiz, M.Sc., Ph.D.Condensed Version & Bottom Line:

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ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal July - August 2016 CEC Quiz Bundle

ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal July - August 2016 CEC Quiz Bundle

This bundle includes ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal July - August 2016 Courses # 1, 2, & 3

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ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal July - August 2016 Course #2: The Benefits of Body Mass Index and Waist Circumference...

ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal July - August 2016 Course #2: The Benefits of Body Mass Index and Waist Circumference...

By Mary S. Tuttle, M.S.; Alexander H.K. Montoye, Ph.D.; Leonard A. Kaminsky, Ph.D., FACSM

The Benefits of Body Mass Index and Waist Circumference in the Assessment of Health RiskBy Mary S. Tuttle, M.S.; Alexander H.K. Montoye, Ph.D.; Leonard A. Kaminsky, Ph.D., FACSMCondensed Version & Bottom Line:

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ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal July - August 2016 Course #3: Physical Activity Programming for Clients with Obesity:

ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal July - August 2016 Course #3: Physical Activity Programming for Clients with Obesity:

By Anastasia Dikareva and Ross E. Andersen, Ph.D., FACSM

Physical Activity Programming for Clients with Obesity: Considerations for Exercise ProfessionalsBy Anastasia Dikareva and Ross E. Andersen, Ph.D., FACSMCondensed Version & Bottom Line:

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ACSM's 2016 Health & Fitness Summit: Workshop:  Health & Wellness Coaching:  Evidence & Practice  - CEC

ACSM's 2016 Health & Fitness Summit: Workshop: Health & Wellness Coaching: Evidence & Practice - CEC

Gary Sforzo and Margaret Moore

The plan is to present the practitioner with both evidence and practice tips for implementing health and wellness coaching techniques.  We will present some of our current research findings while also addressing the state of the existing coaching literature.  After briefly discussing the obstacles impacting coaching research, we will turn attention to directions of future study.  Once groundwork for the potential of coaching as an effective healthy behavior change technique is considered we will move into practical application of coaching techniques.

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ACSM's 2016 Health & Fitness Summit: Using Self-Affirmation Theory for Positive Behavior Change - CEC

ACSM's 2016 Health & Fitness Summit: Using Self-Affirmation Theory for Positive Behavior Change - CEC

Mary Yoke

Research has shown that the use of self-affirmation can help with multiple types of behavior change, including the increase of physical activity, healthy eating patterns, medication adherence, smoking cessation, and even improved study habits!   Mary will review current findings and lead you through several positive self-affirmation experiences.  You will leave with renewed motivation and strategies that will help not only you, but your clients!

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ACSM's 2016 Health & Fitness Summit: The Fitness Professionals Quiz: How Much Do You Know? - CEC

ACSM's 2016 Health & Fitness Summit: The Fitness Professionals Quiz: How Much Do You Know? - CEC

James Churilla

Health and fitness professionals possess various levels of knowledge and expertise in the areas of exercise equipment, preventive medicine, risk factor identification, chronic diseases, exercise guidelines, exercise testing, and exercise prescription. In a relaxed, anonymous setting, the presenting faculty member of this session will ask participants between 30 and 40 challenging questions.

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ACSM's 2016 Health & Fitness Summit: True or False: An Assessment of Today's Hottest Hydration and Recovery Trends - CEC

ACSM's 2016 Health & Fitness Summit: True or False: An Assessment of Today's Hottest Hydration and Recovery Trends - CEC

Tara Gidus Collingwood

Nutrition is a hot topic, and it’s a topic that your clients often look to you for information and advice.  This session will review the most talked about nutritional recovery techniques, including hydration, and provide assessments of each based on scientific research.  It will also offer practical hydration and recovery tips for you and your clients.

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ACSM's 2016 Health & Fitness Summit: Under-Eating and Under-Performing - CEC

ACSM's 2016 Health & Fitness Summit: Under-Eating and Under-Performing - CEC

Damon McCune

Damon will discuss the common misconceptions that athletes have about food intake and how that can effect their performance and health. He will also address health risks and metabolic adaptations that are association with improper nutritional intake. Finally, he will elaborate on how to correct these adaptations from a nutritional standpoint to maintain optimal athletic performance and overall health.

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ACSM's 2016 Health & Fitness Summit: Nutrition in Inflammation and Immunity - CEC

ACSM's 2016 Health & Fitness Summit: Nutrition in Inflammation and Immunity - CEC

Laura Kruskall

Dr. Kruskall will discuss current hot topics in nutrition.  Most likely these will be related to gut health, anti-inflammatory eating, and/or vitamin D & omega-3.

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ACSM's 2016 Health & Fitness Summit: Best Practices: The Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts When Using Social Media - CEC

ACSM's 2016 Health & Fitness Summit: Best Practices: The Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts When Using Social Media - CEC

Fred Hoffman

Noticing other’s mistakes is easy: the cringe-worthy Facebook status post, questionable comments on Twitter, grammatical and spelling errors, poor-quality photos , or even worse, engaging in a hot-tempered online conversation. As fitness professionals and business owners are learning how to use and and navigate social media correctly, there are bound to be mistakes and blunders along the way. Join Fred as he discusses how to escape common errors and build a positive and effective social media online presence.

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ACSM's 2016 Health & Fitness Summit: Step it up! The Surgeon General's Call to Action... - CEC

ACSM's 2016 Health & Fitness Summit: Step it up! The Surgeon General's Call to Action... - CEC

David Brown

In this session, Health and Fitness professionals will learn about the evidence and rationale for focusing on walking and walkable communities with reference to Step it up! The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities.  Other Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other federal physical activity, walking, and walkability initiatives will be briefly highlighted.

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ACSM's 2016 Health & Fitness Summit: The Dr. Bortz Lecture: Act Your Age: Resistance Training for Healthy Aging - CEC

ACSM's 2016 Health & Fitness Summit: The Dr. Bortz Lecture: Act Your Age: Resistance Training for Healthy Aging - CEC

Nicholas Beltz & Jeffrey Janot

Healthy aging is not completely reliant on improving muscular strength and endurance but rather on slowing the natural loss of muscular fitness. Muscular fitness is the single most crucial factor for maintaining functional independence and preventing chronic disease in an aging population. Sarcopenia, the natural loss of muscle mass accompanied by a decline in bone mass with aging, is a contributing factor to various diseases and overall functional disability.

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ACSM's 2016 Health & Fitness Summit: Running Gait - Injury, Intervention, and Implications - CEC

ACSM's 2016 Health & Fitness Summit: Running Gait - Injury, Intervention, and Implications - CEC

Roberto Ruiz

Do your clients run to improve health and lose weight, but wake up with aches and pain?  Running gait may have implications with injury.  Running is simple to do, but can be complex to analyze and Roberto will provide simple take home tips, red flags for possible injury, and possible interventions for your clients that run.

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ACSM's 2016 Health & Fitness Summit: Cross Train Your Brain - CEC

ACSM's 2016 Health & Fitness Summit: Cross Train Your Brain - CEC

Terry Eckmann

Explore the effects of a cross-training on the brain. Review the anatomy and physiology of the brain. Explore current research and learn the how aerobic exercise, resistance training, tai chi, yoga, sports, and meditation affect the brain.

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ACSM's 2016 Health & Fitness Summit: Fitness Professionals and Healthcare: An Integrated Approach for Working... - CEC

ACSM's 2016 Health & Fitness Summit: Fitness Professionals and Healthcare: An Integrated Approach for Working... - CEC

Brad Roy

Health and fitness professionals, working within their specific scope of practice have an unprecedented opportunity to partner with other healthcare professionals to effectively facilitate health behavior changes. This session will present a model for working with clients that have one or more chronic health conditions.

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ACSM's 2016 Health & Fitness Summit: Diet Smack-Down: Paleo versus Vegan - CEC

ACSM's 2016 Health & Fitness Summit: Diet Smack-Down: Paleo versus Vegan - CEC

Zonya Foco

Should we eat vegetarian, or like a caveman? With wheat and dairy or without? With so many opposing endorsements, what’s a health educator to do? This session will break down the evidence for all, helping you to help others take the best from each approach, creating a realistic and successful eating style for life.

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ACSM's 2016 Health & Fitness Summit: An Internet-based Nutrition and Physical Activity Intervention for Overweight...CEC

ACSM's 2016 Health & Fitness Summit: An Internet-based Nutrition and Physical Activity Intervention for Overweight...CEC

Amy Bidwell

Attenuating the obesity epidemic is a public health priority.  Dr. Bidwell will be discussing the latest research in the field of obesity, specifically focusing on behavior change techniques used in a 16-week, online intervention protocol.  Moreover, Dr. Bidwell will discuss her utilization of the Health-Belief Model in obese children in order to alter their daily nutrition and physical activity habits. Specific emphasis will be placed on how to implement the program and ways in which various populations can benefit from it.

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ACSM's 2016 Health & Fitness Summit: Activity Trackers: Reaching the Non-Movers - CEC

ACSM's 2016 Health & Fitness Summit: Activity Trackers: Reaching the Non-Movers - CEC

Carol Kennedy-Armbruster & Dixie Stanforth

Two prac-ademics explore the realities of the health/fitness industry shifting health behaviors of just 20% of the population.  How do we “reach” the 80% who are not involved? Do they need “exercise” or is becoming less sedentary and moving more enough? Case studies and stories from the field provide insights about how to use behavior change theory to connect with those making daily activity choices that affect health.

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ACSM's 2016 Health & Fitness Summit Video CEC Bundle

ACSM's 2016 Health & Fitness Summit Video CEC Bundle

15 Health & Fitness Summit CEC Courses +++ Plus Bonus Features including Hot Topics, Keynotes, and workouts! Worth 45 CECs!!! -- The discount will be reflected after entering and applying the promotional code (received via email) at checkout.

Did you miss ACSM's 20th Anniversary Health & Fitness Summit?  Was there a session you really want to see again?  The Health & Fitness Summit videos are now available for CECs; featuring all of our most popular sessions!!!

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ACSM's Platinum (20th Anniversary) Health & Fitness Summit Online Video Bundle

ACSM's Platinum (20th Anniversary) Health & Fitness Summit Online Video Bundle

Looking to add some of the top program sessions to your health and fitness arsenal? Get 20 of the top Health & Fitness Summit sessions and as a bonus feature, 8 free workout videos from the 2016 (20th Anniversary) program in Orlando, FL. CECs are NOT offered for this video bundle. 2016 Summit Attendee exclusive!!! You MUST enter the coupon code received via email at checkout to receive this offer for $49!!!

Did you miss ACSM's 20th Anniversary Health & Fitness Summit?  Was there a session you really want to see again?  The Health & Fitness Summit videos are now available; featuring all of our most popular sessions!!! 

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ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal May - June 2016 CEC Course #1: Sun Exposure and Exercise: the Good, the Bad, and...

ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal May - June 2016 CEC Course #1: Sun Exposure and Exercise: the Good, the Bad, and...

By Jeff Lynn, PhD, Joy Urda, PhD, and Patricia Pierce, PhD, FACSM

Sun Exposure and Exercise: the Good, the Bad, and the Behavior ChangeBy Jeff Lynn, PhD, Joy Urda, PhD, and Patricia Pierce, PhD, FACSM Condensed Version & Bottom Line

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ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal May - June 2016 CEC Quiz Bundle

ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal May - June 2016 CEC Quiz Bundle

This bundle includes ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal May - June 2016 Courses # 1, 2, & 3

Limited time offer: 2 extra CECs included for the same price: 6 CECs for $25!  Prices going up soon!

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ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal May - June 2016 CEC Course #2: Weightlifting Exercises for Lower Extremity Power: An...

ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal May - June 2016 CEC Course #2: Weightlifting Exercises for Lower Extremity Power: An...

By Jim F. Schilling, PhD, ATC, CSCS

Weightlifting Exercises for Lower Extremity Power: An Alternative with Less RiskBy Jim F. Schilling, PhD, ATC, CSCSCondensed Version & Bottom Line

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ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal May - June 2016 CEC Course #3: New Preparticipation Health Screening Recommendations:  What...

ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal May - June 2016 CEC Course #3: New Preparticipation Health Screening Recommendations: What...

By Meir Magal, Ph.D., ACSM CEP, FACSM and Deborah Riebe, Ph.D., ACSM EP-C, FACSM

New Preparticipation Health Screening Recommendations:  What Exercise Professionals Need to KnowBy Meir Magal, Ph.D., ACSM CEP, FACSM and Deborah Riebe, Ph.D., ACSM EP-C, FACSMCondensed Version & Bottom Line

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ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal: Worksite Health Promotion CEC Course

ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal: Worksite Health Promotion CEC Course

by Nico Pronk, Ph.D., FACSM, FAWHP

Worksite Health Promotion is a coordinated and comprehensive set of health promotion strategies used at the workplace to optimize well-being and productivity while lowering total health-related costs. It’s a win-win for employees and employers alike, providing better quality of life, increased job satisfaction, and lower out-of-pocket medical costs for employees and a more productive workforce and lower health-related costs for employers.

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ACSM's Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer (CIFT) Certification Prep Course

ACSM's Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer (CIFT) Certification Prep Course

The definitive resource for physical activity and ability

This course allows the participant to review the content to prepare for the Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer (CIFT) Certification exam from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).  The course oversees the principles associated with the screening and functional assessment of individuals with impaired function, and the considerations for the development of an exercise program.  In addition, it reviews issues related with risk management and safety in an adaptive fitness environment.

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DuPont and ACSM Present: Blending proteins to build muscle: What does the research tell us?

DuPont and ACSM Present: Blending proteins to build muscle: What does the research tell us?

Presented by Blake Rasmussen, Ph.D. ACSM Moderator: John M. Jakicic, Ph.D., FACSM

Blending Proteins to Build Muscle: What does the research tell us?

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ACSM 2016 Nutrition Certificate Course

ACSM 2016 Nutrition Certificate Course

Includes the following courses:Nutrition Basics and Nutrient Timing: What All Fitness Professionals Should KnowHow To Fix A Broken Diet: 3 Ways To Get Your Eating On TrackHow to get the best results from Popular DietsPLEASE REVIEW CAREFULLY!!!

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ACSM 2016 Weight Loss Certificate Course

ACSM 2016 Weight Loss Certificate Course

Includes the following video courses:Winning at Losing- Weight Management Made SimpleBalancing Hormones for Optimal Weight LossHot Issues in Weight ManagementPLEASE REVIEW CAREFULLY!!!

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ACSM 2016 Client Retention Strategies Certificate Course

ACSM 2016 Client Retention Strategies Certificate Course

Includes the following courses:Function versus Physique-Help Clients to Achieve THEIR GoalsACSM 2014 Health & Fitness Summit: Strategies for Success: Improve Client Outcomes and RetentionCreating Emotionally Charged Exercise ExperiencesPLEASE REVIEW CAREFULLY!!!

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ACSM 2015 Health & Fitness Summit: Workshop:  Partner Circuit Training

ACSM 2015 Health & Fitness Summit: Workshop: Partner Circuit Training

Presented by: Irene Lewis-McCormick, M.S., C.S.C.S.

Learn the best practices of circuit training by applying partner-based, team work with portable equipment including cones, gliding disks, medicine balls and body weight. This session will teach trainers how to instruct metabolic drills and precision skills quickly and efficiently to improve strength, coordination, endurance and agility. The partner-approach requires team work which enhances the commitment to improved performance. Group leaders and personal trainers will learn how to get the best from participants in this unique approach to training.

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ACSM 2015 Health & Fitness Summit: Worksite Health Program Models to Address Diverse Business Cases

ACSM 2015 Health & Fitness Summit: Worksite Health Program Models to Address Diverse Business Cases

Presented by: Mary M. Kruse, B.A.

Trucking—Municipalities—Power Plants—School Districts—Foundries— Healthcare. What is their common thread? They all have unique cultures, dynamic workforce issues and inherent industry barriers. Building sustainable and effective programs for these groups starts by creating a solid strategic plan and building a program model that meets the needs and wants of the population.

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ACSM 2015 Health & Fitness Summit: Cutting Edge - Keeping your Business Innovative and Competitive

ACSM 2015 Health & Fitness Summit: Cutting Edge - Keeping your Business Innovative and Competitive

Presented by: Neal Pire, MA, CSCS, HFS, FACSM

Neal will discuss how to make and keep your personal training business innovative and competitive. How to look at your business through your customers’ eyes and make changes for long-term growth and improvement.

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ACSM 2015 Health & Fitness Summit: Strength Training: How Important is It?

ACSM 2015 Health & Fitness Summit: Strength Training: How Important is It?

Presented by: James Churilla, PhD, MPH, MS, RCEP, FACSM

Muscular strengthening activities have been shown to improve overall health and human performance. However, strength training as a mode of exercise to promote health and prevent or delay chronic health conditions continues to be underutilized. This presentation will furnish the health and fitness professional with recent evidence illustrating the preventive and medicinal benefits of strength training in both healthy and diseased populations.

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ACSM 2015 Health & Fitness Summit: Workshop:  How to Train the CORE FOUR: The Secrets of Stability and Function

ACSM 2015 Health & Fitness Summit: Workshop: How to Train the CORE FOUR: The Secrets of Stability and Function

Presented by: Peter Ronai, M.S., RCEP, FACSM

Peter will teach attendees practical approaches to enhance muscle function and "movement competency"within the kinematic chain. He will address and attendees will learn exercise strategies to enhance muscular strength, endurance and flexibility and function in the Shoulder Girdle, Shoulder Joint and Trunk/Core and Lower Extremities). Peter will apply "current "best practices" while using case, studies, demonstrations and audience participation.

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ACSM 2015 Health & Fitness Summit: HOT TOPIC PANEL: Exercise Professional Scope of Practice

ACSM 2015 Health & Fitness Summit: HOT TOPIC PANEL: Exercise Professional Scope of Practice

Presented by: Richard Cotton, M.S., Benjamin C. Thompson, Ph.D., Grace DeSimone, Brad A. Roy, Ph.D.

The role of the exercise professional in health care is rapidly changing. The prevention and treatment of chronic diseases are becoming an increasingly important part of the exercise professional’s toolbox. Being able to delineate the role of the exercise professional in community and clinical based settings is vital to understanding where they fit in and how they can contribute.

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ACSM 2015 Health & Fitness Summit: The Dr. Bortz Lecture:  Live Long and Prosper!  Giving Older Adults The Gift of Fitness

ACSM 2015 Health & Fitness Summit: The Dr. Bortz Lecture: Live Long and Prosper! Giving Older Adults The Gift of Fitness

Presented by: Christian Thompson, Ph.D.

This session will review the scientific basis for the link between physical activity and healthy aging. Intended for the movement practitioner, this session will also provide a toolbox of strategies that can be used to encourage all older adults to recognize that it is never too late to move!

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ACSM 2015 Health & Fitness Summit: Activity Trackers:  What Does the Latest Behavior Research Say?

ACSM 2015 Health & Fitness Summit: Activity Trackers: What Does the Latest Behavior Research Say?

Presented by: Carol Kennedy-Armbruster, PhD

Activity trackers (Fitbits, Jawbone Up's, Vivofit, etc) are taking the fitness industry by storm. Which activity tracker do you buy? How do tracking physical activity, food, and sleep complement and enhance the coaching/training of clients? Generate ideas on how to integrate activity trackers into your movement/fitness programming through understanding the research related to the use of activity trackers for fitness/lifestyle coaching. Much of the research is focused on their accuracy. This session will focus more on the behavioral aspect of activity tracking.

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ACSM 2015 Health & Fitness Summit: HOT TOPIC PANEL:  High Intensity Training: The Good, The Bad, and The ?'s

ACSM 2015 Health & Fitness Summit: HOT TOPIC PANEL: High Intensity Training: The Good, The Bad, and The ?'s

Presented by: Dixie Stanforth, Ph.D., Steve Blivin, M.D., and Mike Bracko, EdD.

Join the great debate about HIT as Dixie Stanforth, Ph.D. moderates presentations from Steve Blivin, M.D., and Mike Bracko, EdD. Dr. Blivin will present medical concerns and contraindications associated with extreme conditioning programs; Dr. Bracko will counterpoint with the growing body of evidence supporting HIT for a wide variety of populations. Bring your questions for plenty of audience interaction and discussion as we examine the latest evidence about HIT and apply it to the real world of exercise training and programming. 

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ACSM 2015 Health & Fitness Summit: Hot Issues in Weight Management

ACSM 2015 Health & Fitness Summit: Hot Issues in Weight Management

Presented by: Laura J. Kruskall, RD

Weight management is more than a simple energy intake and expenditure equation. Our clients often want to try interventions that go beyond daily energy balance. This session will provide a discussion of trends consumers are asking questions about, with a specific discussion on the role of glycemic index and nutritive and non-nutritive sweeteners in weight management. 

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ACSM 2015 Health & Fitness Summit: Eating Behaviors: Why and How You Eat Are More Important Than What?

ACSM 2015 Health & Fitness Summit: Eating Behaviors: Why and How You Eat Are More Important Than What?

Presented by: Kara Mohr, PhD/FACSM

This session will focus on the role of dietary strategies and behaviors in the energy balance equation. Attendees will discover tools they can use to help clients identify and change eating behaviors to effectively manage body weight without discussing calories. Strategies for incorporating hunger management, portion awareness, mindless and stress eating, and stimulus reward loops will be covered.

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ACSM 2015 Health & Fitness Summit: Movement Analysis in Older Adults

ACSM 2015 Health & Fitness Summit: Movement Analysis in Older Adults

Presented by: Christian Thompson, Ph.D.

This session will introduce a movement analysis template to be used when analyzing older adults while performing functional fitness assessments. These observations will be used to construct corrective exercise programs.

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ACSM 2015 Health & Fitness Summit: Workshop: The Ultimate Light Kettlebell Workshop

ACSM 2015 Health & Fitness Summit: Workshop: The Ultimate Light Kettlebell Workshop

Presented by: Irene Lewis-McCormick, M.S., C.S.C.S.

Learn to create an intense, total-body workout developing strength, stamina and range of motion using light-weight kettle bells. This ageless training tool allows for a wide range of planes of motion, emphasizing power and control. Using soft training techniques, instructors will acquire a fresh variety of movement patterns to assist their clients and groups in achieving complete fitness. Movements can be applied to HIIT protocols or used as stand-alone exercises for fitness classes, small groups or PT sessions.

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ACSM 2015 Health & Fitness Summit: Workshop:  Fitness Boot Camps for the Masses

ACSM 2015 Health & Fitness Summit: Workshop: Fitness Boot Camps for the Masses

Presented by: Mark Nutting, BS, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, ACSM HFD, ACSM HFS

Boot Camps are continuing to be the hottest product in the industry. What is it that is driving this phenomenon? What are the secrets to creating a boot camp that attracts people to it? From the straight-ahead military style to bridal boot camp, nutrition to skiing boot camp, learn the variables of how to structure your boot camp and how to effectively add boot camps to your toolbox for getting people excited, engaged, and in better condition. Be prepared to get active in the hands-on section of this workshop.

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ACSM 2015 Health & Fitness Summit: Top 5 Performance Enhancers for Fitness

ACSM 2015 Health & Fitness Summit: Top 5 Performance Enhancers for Fitness

Presented by Mike Bracko, Ed.D., CSCS, Exercise Physiologist

The proper amount and quality of sleep, appropriate hydration, post work-out snack of carbohydrate and protein, recovery techniques (foam roller), and training when the body is at peak circadian rhythm are five top performance enhancers. When personal trainers give this information to their clients, the results for fitness and health can be remarkable.

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ACSM 2015 Health & Fitness Summit: Protein and Yoga: Strategies to Promote Muscle Longevity for Women

ACSM 2015 Health & Fitness Summit: Protein and Yoga: Strategies to Promote Muscle Longevity for Women

Presented by: Nancy Rodriguez, PhD, RD, CSSD, FACSM and Karen Freeman, MS, RD, CSSD, Nutrition Consultant

To offset muscle loss with aging, experts recommend higher protein intakes combined with routine strength training exercise. With women’s multifaceted lifestyles and specific fitness and body composition goals, this session will consider traditional and contemporary approaches to exercise aimed at maintaining muscle, increasing strength and contributing to flexibility that, when combined with higher protein diets, will help women achieve lean bodies. Practical approaches will be provided.

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ACSM 2015 Health & Fitness Summit: Eat Your Medicine

ACSM 2015 Health & Fitness Summit: Eat Your Medicine

Presented by Christopher Mohr, Ph.D., RD, Nutrition Consultant

Nutrition trends show consumers are interested in moving away from prescriptions and instead eating real foods to help prevent disease. Consider it a local “Farmacy.” From fermented foods for their pre and probiotics to science showing eating foods like nuts and seafood can slash mortality. This session will provide very tangible guidelines, tips and tools for your clients to boost health, improve energy, and help with fat loss ... all through the foods you eat.

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ACSM 2015 Health & Fitness Summit: ACSM's American Fitness Index: From Evolution to Revolution

ACSM 2015 Health & Fitness Summit: ACSM's American Fitness Index: From Evolution to Revolution

Presented by: Walt Thompson, Ph.D., FACSM

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) launched the ACSM American Fitness Index™ (AFI) program in 2008 (evolution) to help communities identify opportunities to improve the health of their residents and expand community assets to support healthy, active lifestyles. The cornerstone of the program is the annual AFI data report which reflects a composite of preventive health behaviors, levels of chronic disease conditions, health care access, as well as community resources and policies that support physical activity.

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Heart Rate Based Training: Train Smarter not Harder - Polar Webinar

Heart Rate Based Training: Train Smarter not Harder - Polar Webinar

Presented by George Centeio, M.A. Moderated by Jeffrey A. Potteiger, Ph.D., FACSM

Would you ever drive a vehicle without a speedometer?  How about without a gas gauge?  When it comes to exercise intensity, every human body comes well-equipped with a great gauge, the heart muscle!  Modern technology provides many simple and effective tools for assessing heart rate.  This session will outline the basics of heart rate monitoring and provide some practical applications for heart rate based training.

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ACSM's 19th HEALTH & FITNESS SUMMIT Video Bundle

ACSM's 19th HEALTH & FITNESS SUMMIT Video Bundle

Looking to add some of the top program sessions to your health and fitness arsenal? Get 20+ Health & Fitness Summit videos from the 2015 program in Phoenix, AZ. All for one low price of $300!!!

Did you miss the 2015 Health & Fitness Summit?  Was there a session you really want to see again?  The Health & Fitness Summitvideos are NOW HERE; featuring all of our most popular sessions!!!  Veiw the 'course content' below for a complete listing of what is included.

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ACSM 2014 Health & Fitness Summit: Great Instructors and Trainers: Born or Made

ACSM 2014 Health & Fitness Summit: Great Instructors and Trainers: Born or Made

Presented by Fred Hoffman, M.Ed. AND Bonus Feature: Opening Keynote Lecture, Chris Heeter, Founder of the Wild Institute

To be a great instructor or trainer is a true gift. But is it a result of having natural born talent or is it from learned behavior? It's most likely a little bit of both. See how communication, motivation, continuing education, and life experience all play key roles in being a successful instructor or trainer in the ever-changing fitness industry. Explore the principal stages of learning, discover teaching strategies for diverse situations with students and clients, and identify solutions for obstacles to teaching and training that may be encountered in the workplace.

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ACSM 2014 Health & Fitness Summit Keynote: Fired Up: Sled Dog Wisdom on Motivating a Laughable Range of Personalities

ACSM 2014 Health & Fitness Summit Keynote: Fired Up: Sled Dog Wisdom on Motivating a Laughable Range of Personalities

Presenter: Chris Heeter ***Bonus Feature: ACSM 2014 Opening Ceremonies

How do you motivate different people, especially to exercise? Join leadership speaker and wilderness guide Chris Heeter for a breath of fresh air and hilarious stories and techniques for motivating people...or dogs. Rich with metaphors and life lessons in communication, working together, and the enormous value of staying positive, dogsledding offers memorable tools for inspiring a wide variety of personalities, whether they have four legs or two!

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ACSM 2014 Health & Fitness Summit: Can Broccoli Make You Beautiful?

ACSM 2014 Health & Fitness Summit: Can Broccoli Make You Beautiful?

Presenter: Leslie Bonci ***Bonus Feature: ACSM 2014 Opening Ceremonies

This session will explore the myths and facts regarding the impact of food and lifestyle choices on our complexion. The health of the skin is affected by several food and eating habit stressors such as extreme dieting, and dehydration. Healthy skin is more than a topical “fix”; the skin needs to be nourished from within. Antioxidant- containing foods, adequate macronutrient intake and optimal hydration must be part of one’s daily eating regime to maximize our facial hygiene routine.

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ACSM 2014 Health & Fitness Summit: Exercise is Medicine: Linking Clinic to Community

ACSM 2014 Health & Fitness Summit: Exercise is Medicine: Linking Clinic to Community

Presenter: Gregory Heath ***Bonus Feature: Zenergy with Melissa Layne

The workshop will utilize lecture, small group discussion, and larger group consensus to highlight and identify key determinants among health and fitness professionals in successfully implementing the EIM protocols in concert with health-care providers. Discussion will highlight effective and efficient ways in which to use the EIM Action Guides, including the importance of the electronic medical record, patient referral tools, communication and marketing strategies, and patient progress reporting.

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ACSM 2014 Health & Fitness Summit: Strategies for Success: Improve Client Outcomes and Retention

ACSM 2014 Health & Fitness Summit: Strategies for Success: Improve Client Outcomes and Retention

Presenters: Chris & Kara Mohr ***Bonus Feature: ACSM 2014 Opening Ceremonies

Key behavioral concepts such as social support and self-efficacy have been linked to improved health outcomes. While most health-fitness professionals understand the importance of these, they may not understand how to incorporate these into a business. This session will help bridge the gap by offering ways to target these concepts in a way that is proven and successful.

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ACSM 2014 Health & Fitness Summit: The Physiology of TABATA - Is 4-Minutes Enough?

ACSM 2014 Health & Fitness Summit: The Physiology of TABATA - Is 4-Minutes Enough?

Presenter: Michele Olson ***Bonus Feature: ACSM 2014 Opening Ceremonies

Shorter, intense workout formats have continued to grow in popularity. The TABATA style is the newest version HIIT. While effective in robust producing changes in both aerobic and anaerobic fitness, the effect TABATA exercise has on caloric expenditure and the post-exerise metabolism is the newest science available on TABATA. This session will show how TABATA affects cardio-metabolism and compares to other forms of exercise.

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ACSM 2014 Health & Fitness Summit: Why Don't My Designer Jeans Fit?  It's Because of My Genes!

ACSM 2014 Health & Fitness Summit: Why Don't My Designer Jeans Fit? It's Because of My Genes!

Presenter: Linda Pescatello ***Bonus Feature: ACSM 2014 Opening Ceremonies

Dr. Pescatello is involved with the largest exercise genomics study to date, Functional Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) Associated with Human Muscle Size and Strength (FAMuSS NIH R01 NS40606-02). The primary aim of FAMuSS was to identify genetic factors that determine the response of health-related fitness characteristics to resistance exercise training (RT). About 1300 young, overweight men (42%) and women (58%) were recruited and genotyped for ~500 genetic variants in FAMuSS.

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ACSM 2014 Health & Fitness Summit: How to Get the Best Results from Popular Diets

ACSM 2014 Health & Fitness Summit: How to Get the Best Results from Popular Diets

Presenter: Chris Rosenbloom ***Bonus Feature: ACSM 2014 Opening Ceremonies

All diets work, at least in the short-term. This talk will help you understand the positive aspects of popular diets including gluten-free, paleo or “cave man,”, raw foods, low-carb high protein, meal replacements and Mediterranean. It will also include how the diets might, not might not, meet the needs of very active people. The talk will conclude with a review of the latest evaluation from U.S. News & World Report on the “best” diets.

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ACSM 2014 Health & Fitness Summit: Relationship Nutrition

ACSM 2014 Health & Fitness Summit: Relationship Nutrition

Presenters: Page Love & Julie Holland ***Bonus Feature: Equipment-LESS Bootcamp workout with Abbie Appel

Are clients telling you that their nutrition plans are sabetoged in their homes by their family members? Learn how to navigate family nutrition issues and help your clients communicate their needs in their family systems. Help your clients reach optimum behavioral success by learning the principles of "family nutrition therapy" with an experience registered dietitian and expert in dealing with emotional eating issues, Page Love.

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ACSM 2014 Health & Fitness Summit: No Food Fights!  A Necessity for Agricultural Co-existence

ACSM 2014 Health & Fitness Summit: No Food Fights! A Necessity for Agricultural Co-existence

Presenter: Mary Li Chin

One of the significant developments over the last two decades is the evolution of a national conversation about food and how it is grown. Problem is that it hasn't been much of a conversation, but instead, a rancorous food fight. Sparked by desires for better health and fixated on responsible use of resources, consumers have created a food revolution, sourcing new ways to obtain food for their dinner tables.

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Copy 2 of ACSM 2014 Health & Fitness Summit: Great Instructors and Trainers: Born or Made

Copy 2 of ACSM 2014 Health & Fitness Summit: Great Instructors and Trainers: Born or Made

Presented by Fred Hoffman, M.Ed. ***Bonus Feature: ACSM 2014 Opening Ceremonies

To be a great instructor or trainer is a true gift. But is it a result of having natural born talent or is it from learned behavior? It's most likely a little bit of both. See how communication, motivation, continuing education, and life experience all play key roles in being a successful instructor or trainer in the ever-changing fitness industry. Explore the principal stages of learning, discover teaching strategies for diverse situations with students and clients, and identify solutions for obstacles to teaching and training that may be encountered in the workplace.

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ACSM 2014 Health & Fitness Summit: Train Any Client, Anywhere: Rubber Resistance for Sports and Fitness

ACSM 2014 Health & Fitness Summit: Train Any Client, Anywhere: Rubber Resistance for Sports and Fitness

Presenter: Mike Bracko ***Bonus Feature: Body Leverage Training with Mike Bracko

Do your clients tell you they don't have time to be in the gym? So, meet them where they can meet you! Maximize your personal and small group training by taking rubber resistance training anywhere and provide your clients the most intense work-outs in non-conventional locations. Come work-out with Dr. Mike and take away the top 30 rubber resistance exercises and progressions for delivery of closed kinetic chain movements, single-double arm-leg push-pull exercises, vertical core engagement, and how to train for strength, power, and endurance.

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ACSM/Exercise is Medicine® Professional Credential Workshop

ACSM/Exercise is Medicine® Professional Credential Workshop

The Exercise is Medicine® Professional Credential Workshop is an innovative and unique webinar series developed by the American College of Sports Medicine. In the five modules, you will learn how to serve clients and patients who are relatively low risk, but who need the support of a fitness professional in order to prevent or manage certain health conditions.

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ACSM 2013 Health & Fitness Summit: Eat Less, Move More

ACSM 2013 Health & Fitness Summit: Eat Less, Move More

Presenter: Dixie Stanforth, Ph.D.

We have been spectacularly unsuccessful in changing health behaviors at a population level, despite the simplicity of our message: Eat less, move more. Dixie will address the challenges of getting people to respond in meaningful ways, evaluating common communication strategies and suggesting methods to break through barriers. Bring your proven solutions, as there will be time to share how you have made a difference, to facilitate all of us learning from the successful experiences of others.

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ACSM 2013 Health & Fitness Summit: Tackling the Childhood Obesity Epidemic: A Multidisciplinary Team Approach

ACSM 2013 Health & Fitness Summit: Tackling the Childhood Obesity Epidemic: A Multidisciplinary Team Approach

Presenter: Lindy Moore, M.S., CES, RYT

Tackling the Childhood Obesity Epidemic: a Multidisciplinary Team Approach looks at the importance of employing a total-body approach to treating childhood obesity.  This course discusses why such a strategy should include physicians, psychologists, and dieticians, as well as exercise physiologists.  This course also details how clinical measures, psychological assessments, nutritional evaluations, and exercise prescriptions and assessments can help overweight and obese children to make appropriate changes in their lifestyle.

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Functional Anatomy—Myofascial Slings Course

Functional Anatomy—Myofascial Slings Course

Presented by Anthony Carey, MA

Learn the anatomy and characteristics of myofascial slings and how they function across multiple segments and various planes of the body. Anthony explains the concept of tension integrity, identifies primary myofascial slings and lines, and demonstrates specific exercises that integrate myofascial slings.

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What's New in the Food Industry Course

What's New in the Food Industry Course

Whether it's driven by consumer interest or national guidelines, the food industry is continuously evolving. Products and brands emerge with better-for-you messages and labels on their packages. This course will take a look at the current trends in the food industry, discuss the science that may be driving their promotion, and see how they may (or may not) fit into a healthy diet.

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Ultimate Program Design—Upper Body and Core Course

Ultimate Program Design—Upper Body and Core Course

Variety is the spice of life...and meaningful variety is the key to improving fitness. Learn three different time-efficient 30-minute class designs to enhance muscular strength, stability and endurance for the upper body and core. Each workout incorporates a multijoint, multimuscle functional exercise selection. With rubber resistance, medicine balls and dumbbells, you will learn how to program push-pull-core super sets and giant sets to create a whole new challenge for your classes and be ready for Monday morning.

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Ultimate Back Exercises for Injury Prevention and Performance

Ultimate Back Exercises for Injury Prevention and Performance

Chock full of information, this course will bring to light the current research on back injury. We'll discuss the physical and psychological risk factors, the cause and prevention of back injury, and what can be done to strengthen the back and supporting musculature as well as improve performance. Learn 30 exercises for the back and core, complete with modifications for specific populations and those with physical limitations. You won't want to miss this course!By Mike Bracko

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The Aging Club Member Crisis - CEC Course

The Aging Club Member Crisis - CEC Course

Are your club offerings geared toward keeping your older adults active, healthy and pain free? It's time to apply longevity fitness methods to the templates of traditional exercise. We will discuss how the industry can better evolve to serve your youthful, yet older members and retain long-lasting relationships. Experience cutting-edge science and applications to stall the aging process and live pain free today.

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Progressive Pilates - CEC Course

Progressive Pilates - CEC Course

A Pilates mat work program designed from a progressive perspective. You will begin with three repetitions of the basic modification, then move into four repetitions of the intermediate approach and finish with three repetitions of the advanced version, giving you the ability to adapt your program to all fitness levels as well as challenge the muscles in a variety of ways.

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Powerful Teaching: Step Choreography Course

Powerful Teaching: Step Choreography Course

If you are currently instructing step and want to improve your teaching techniques, or you are thinking about adding step to your teaching repertoire but do not know where to begin, then this is the course for you.

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Nutrition Basics and Nutrient Timing: What All Fitness Professionals Should Know

Nutrition Basics and Nutrient Timing: What All Fitness Professionals Should Know

Learn important nutrition basics, and how they pertain to body fat reduction and changes in muscle mass. Get practical strategies and evidence-based approaches that will help you help your clients to maximize their exercise potential and recover from strenuous activities. Walk away with a greater understanding of nutrient timing and specific nutritional requirements that will benefit you and your clients.

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Precision Nutrition: How to Fix a Broken Diet—Three Ways to Get Your Eating on Track

Precision Nutrition: How to Fix a Broken Diet—Three Ways to Get Your Eating on Track

Nutrition advice usually comes in buzzwords and slogans. Just eat whole foods. Cut the carbs. Eat only what runs, flies or swims. And while these are great sound bites, they don't actually help people improve their diets. In this presentation, John shares his entire framework for helping clients fix their “broken diets” and get on track when it comes to eating right. If your diet needs some fixing, he can help you, too!

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High Returns in a Low Economy— Marketing Strategies That Work! - CEC Course

High Returns in a Low Economy— Marketing Strategies That Work! - CEC Course

Now, more than ever, tighter budgets and lighter wallets have forced us to be creative when it comes to marketing our businesses. This course will offer some great, no-cost/low-cost universal marketing ideas so you can keep your name in front of potential customers.

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Heart-Core Circuit Training: The New Edition Course

Heart-Core Circuit Training: The New Edition Course

Cardio and core training in the same class! Your students will love it! This total-body workout course and video incorporates aerobic conditioning with balance training, core conditioning and trunk stabilization exercises. Experience 12 functional core exercises using a variety of studio-based equipment, all the while creating a fun and effective cardio workout. Circuit training just got better!

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Heart-Core Circuit Training - CEC Course

Heart-Core Circuit Training - CEC Course

Cardio and core training in the same class? Your students will love it! This total-body workout incorporates aerobic conditioning with balance training, core conditioning and trunk stabilization exercises. Learn a minimum of eight functional core exercises using a variety of equipment, all the while creating a fun and effective cardio workout. Circuit training just got better!

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Function versus Physique-Help Clients to Achieve THEIR Goals

Function versus Physique-Help Clients to Achieve THEIR Goals

Many fitness professionals use balance training or other functional modalities to create intensity. While functional fitness is important, have we lost sight of what our clients' goals are? When most people list their resolutions, they are interested in losing weight, looking better or fitting into their favorite clothes. Join celebrity trainer Ron Mathews as he shares his tips and training secrets that will help you use functional fitness, combined with a back-to-basics approach, to maximize your clients' results.

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Eating Out the Right Way Course

Eating Out the Right Way Course

Dining out can be a challenge to those who are watching their waistline or their overall health. This course will cover the tricks of the trade for dining out by ChicagoNow.com restaurant blogger, Jenna Bell. This course will include restaurant trends in national locales, suggestions to help you find the healthiest choice on a menu (without altering a chef's creative creation) and tools you can give clients (or yourself) to eat right around any town!

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Eating Green - CEC Course

Eating Green - CEC Course

Eating "green" has become synonymous with sustainability, locally grown and a more conscientious way of planning your meals. We will discuss this "slow food" movement, its characteristics and how you can healthfully, conveniently and easily incorporate this green trend into your daily living.

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Eat to Win-Enhance Performance and Promote Recovery

Eat to Win-Enhance Performance and Promote Recovery

The fuel your clients put in their bodies will make or break their success, and with successful clients, you are a more successful trainer. If you are an avid athlete or weekend warrior, you've undoubtedly noticed the latest hype surrounding performance nutrition and eating to promote recovery. Sorting through the science and separating fact from fiction can leave even the most savvy trainer confused...until now. This course will provide the latest science on Eating to Win with very tangible points that every single trainer can implement with their clients.

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Diabetes and Exercise

Diabetes and Exercise

Diabetes is a complex endocrine disorder that affects the body's ability to regulate glucose, and insulin secretion and utilization. Loss of normal insulin physiology results in changes in how fuel is used in the body, and how storage and hydration occurs. Many clients with diabetes have macro- or micro-vascular complications from their disease, which alters their ability to fuel appropriately, maintain hydration status and train. This course will review type 1 and type 2 diabetes and the metabolic complications that are associated with this disorder.

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Creating Emotionally Charged Exercise Experiences

Creating Emotionally Charged Exercise Experiences

Would you like to learn a simple and effective strategy to get more clients, keep them longer and get them better results, ALL without selling them anything? This course will tell you exactly how to do it and all you have to do is listen! Discover how to produce a better exercise experience using exercises that fit them better and that will charge them up emotionally.

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Creating Boot Camps for Zoomers - CEC Course

Creating Boot Camps for Zoomers - CEC Course

Zoomers (active Baby Boomers) can expect to live at least another 40 years, if not forever, and they want to have some fun while they're doing it. Learn how to design and implement boot camps specifically for the 50 and over market. Everything you need is included, from targeted marketing to exercise progressions that challenge without injury, to teambuilding activities and more. Zoom in, NOW!

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Caffeinated Pilates Course

Caffeinated Pilates Course

Energize and empower your students with this awakening, fresh and uplifting approach to Pilates mat work through a flowing combination of Pilates progressions in a smooth and graceful format. We'll challenge the core while incorporating fluid transitions for seamless routines. Gather endless ideas and charge up your routines by adding an eclectic twist to your Pilates workouts.

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Balancing Hormones for Optimal Weight Loss

Balancing Hormones for Optimal Weight Loss

You often hear that achieving your ideal weight is a matter of calories consumed and exercise. Unfortunately, that isn’t the whole story. Your body’s hormones control metabolism, muscle building, fat metabolism and appetite. Whether you are a very active athlete, exercise enthusiast or are seeking to shed a few pounds, achieving hormonal balance may be the missing link you need to lose weight, improve your health and perform better in the gym or on the playing field!

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Are You Hungry or Stressed? - CEC Course

Are You Hungry or Stressed? - CEC Course

How many people do you know who eat when they are stressed? In this course, we will take an in-depth look at what science has to say about our eating behaviors, the role our hormones play and how we can turn this knowledge into action to manage our own (and our clients') diets. Participants will be able to discuss how hormones affect hunger, detail the impact that stress has on dietary intake and provide clients with tips and solutions to manage their diet despite their stress-and all within scope of practice.

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50 Ways to Increase Your Older-Adult Market - CEC Course

50 Ways to Increase Your Older-Adult Market - CEC Course

This course will discuss the essential components of older-adult exercise programs and how they can be applied to programming and marketing. Learn how to maximize media coverage and network with the medical community. Take home plenty of low-cost programming ideas and apply customer service tips that will make a difference in retaining your older-adult clientele.

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10 Nutrition Tactics of Top Athletes - CEC Course

10 Nutrition Tactics of Top Athletes - CEC Course

Are you curious about what elite endurance athletes put on their plate or in their mouth during an event? Let's take lessons from the top athletes and discuss the science behind their tactics. Leave this course with some fun tips, tools and advice you can share with your clients. Participants will be able to discuss the science behind diet strategies used by endurance athletes and give their clients fun, evidence-based tools for fueling their workouts-all within your scope of practice.

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 Winning at Losing- Weight Management Made Simple

Winning at Losing- Weight Management Made Simple

Find out how to integrate realistic protocols and modalities on weight management, exercise, diet and behavioral change into a comprehensive model for intervention. Understand specific guidelines for establishing safe, compassionate and reasonable nutrition practices for clientele. Learn the proper quantities of protein, fat and carbohydrate intake to make a tremendous long-term difference for everyone! It's time to win at losing!

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 Metabolic Syndrome Course

Metabolic Syndrome Course

Metabolic syndrome affects approximately 50 million Americans, and as such, fitness professionals encounter these types of clients every day. The cornerstone of management includes diet and exercise. This course will highlight the diagnostic criteria, pathophysiology, fuel utilization and the independent effects of nutrition and exercise. Fitness professionals must be aware of screening strategies for metabolic syndrome as well as the common medications used to treat this disorder. Scope of practice and referral options will be reviewed.

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HIITs Blitz

HIITs Blitz

Reignite your workouts by using the step in a whole new way. Elevate your strength conditioning circuits with high-intensity metabolic training. No choreography, just timed aerobic and anaerobic intervals with user-friendly, progressive, athletic movement patterns to increase total work and energy expenditure. Review the science of the energy systems and learn how to effectively use the step to develop these programs for a group.

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HIIT the Floor

HIIT the Floor

See how much sweat you can drop in this high-intensity interval class. There’s no equipment in sight! It’s just you and the floor. Eve will introduce modifications so you can accommodate all fitness levels in your classes at home.

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Blast Your Abs, Glutes and Core - A Big HIIT With Your Clients

Blast Your Abs, Glutes and Core - A Big HIIT With Your Clients

THE workout for every BODY! Most clients want ripped abs and strong glutes. They also want to be supremely fit. You can now give them both—appearance gains and performance outcomes. Blast your core and glutes with methods that ignite the metabolic process and harness a sweat producing full body workout. The drills shown in this HIIT-style workout will check the abs and butt column on your client's wish list, while helping the body to function better in life and sport.

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The BYOB Workout

The BYOB Workout

No, it’s not what you think! This workshop is about time management in the gym. You’ve heard it before“ “I don't have enough time to work out!” Well, we know with all the HIIT protocols today you don’t need to spend hours at the gym in order to achieve results. Chock full of great ideas, this session will provide you with four different 30 minute cardio, strength HIIT workouts using nothing but body weight. So next time you go to the gym, we suggest you BYOB!

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Extreme Equipment-LESS Bootcamp

Extreme Equipment-LESS Bootcamp

This one of a kind, high intensity workshop gives you NEW ideas to train your clients and classes using only body weight. Utilize seven variables to increase intensity without adding equipment or external load. Learn to master movement and control momentum to develop speed, agility, coordination and power. With fresh blocks of timed strength and cardio drills, you'll discover unique concepts on how to get your clients in their best shape.

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Body Leverage Training – Partner Drills

Body Leverage Training – Partner Drills

Everyone has done some form of body leverage training (BLT). But when done with a partner, it adds a new dimension of energy and fun to any small-group session or exercise class. Explore the research on BLT and how periodization can be implemented for enhanced strength, power and endurance. Your clients will think you're a rock star when you present them with a scorching partner workout that utilizes only body weight. Walk away with the latest partner exercises for the upper body, core and legs.

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