Continuing Education, Workshops and Lectures

Looking to provide your instructors with ongoing relevant content?

Here is just a sampling of CE workshops and sessions I run:


RIP Quarterly Release  - Creating Modifications for every BODY (90 minutes)

Get ready to romp in RIP 17, a release that will change your body for the better. Challenge your strength, proprioceptors, and brain function as we dive into exercises using the frontal, sagittal and transverse planes. Test your stamina with RIP SHOTS, balance in tandem stance, and core with the all-new Corkscrew. Battle your way through exercises in reverse and then round out your growth with the educational RIP TIPS that keep you on top of your game. RIP is the fastest growing barbell program in the world. Congratulations for making the team. RIP: STRONG FOR LIFE! In depth lecture provided on creating progressions and modifications to suit every BODY in our class.



The Fat Burning Zone (4 hours)


During this interactive workshop you will experience and learn about the body’s different Energy Development Systems and how these interact depending on the activity and fuel available in your body. Understanding relative and absolute values is critical when it comes to the REAL fat burning zone and learn how you can create the perfect fat burning exercise routines for your clients. You’ll walk away with a greater understanding of hormones and the roles they play within your body and learn how to counsel your clients on the perfect pre and post workout meals.



Barbell workshop - One day workshop Agenda (9 hours)


Welcome to the world of pre-choreographed fitness classes. During this full day workshop (for existing instructors only) you will gain an in-depth understanding of the how and why these classes are taking the current fitness market by storm. Through interactive and hands on activities you will learn how to read choreography notes, gain greater insights and familiarity with music, understand the anatomy of a song and identifying sections and patterns within music to create the most powerful barbell class to date. Come and experience how different cueing techniques produce a top notch experience for your participants and have them coming back for more. 



Wearable Technology – The #1 Fitness trend in 2016 (90 minutes)


In this lecture you will gain a greater understanding of what drives today’s fitness enthusiasts, how technology is making fitness goals and achievements easier for them to track, the roles and responsibilities of today’s group fitness instructor and how to use this as a way to stand out as an expert in your field.



Rates of Perceived Exertion (90 minutes)


Exercise intensity if the cornerstone of fitness programming. As it is one of the most misunderstood concepts in today’s fitness environment, during this workshop lecture you will learn the history, experience how the rating system actually works and walk away with a clear and concise way to explain this to all your group fitness classes.



RIP Quarterly Release - The Power of Corrections (90 minutes)


RIP is the fastest growing functional barbell program, developed by the world’s top choreographers using the most successful fitness music company on the planet. RIP is choreographed strength training that gets you and your participants results. Ten songs challenge you for 60 minutes – after the warm up, RIP through a total of 864 repetitions with your upper body, lower body and core, ending with a classic stretch. 3, 2, 1… RIP into this release and let’s get strong. STRONG FOR LIFE! Discover the power of providing hands on and personal corrections to deliver the most amazing fitness class.



Tread and Shred (4 hours) for Personal Trainers and Group Fitness instructors


During this interactive workshop (for existing fitness instructors and personal trainers only) discover the power of intensity and heart rate monitoring to ensure efficiency and effectiveness within your members’ training sessions. Using a Heart Rate Monitor (HRM), treadmill interval training and body weight exercises, this science-based program will keep you in the right zone for maximum calorie loss using specifically designed and timed cardio, power and body weight resistance floor blocks. The purpose of this material is to give you a comprehensive information package on how to effectively instruct heart rate based group exercise classes. This manual is aimed at instructors who already are familiar with the basics of training physiology and who have experience in teaching different kinds of group exercise classes.



Teaching to the Back Row (90 minutes)


Understanding the psychology of our new members and building a safe and inclusive environment is key to building your numbers and ensuring your success as a group fitness professional. Learn how to welcome and include new people who want to feel successful and not intimidated while acknowledging and challenging more advanced students that want to continue to get better. In this interactive workshop you’ll experience team building workouts designed to put a smile on everyone’s face and create raving fans.



RIP Quarterly Release - The Mastery of Cueing (90 minutes)


RIP is a barbell workout that incorporates functional orthopedic strength training. Every movement plane is attacked using weights and body weight. Featuring safe and motivating exercises, and great music to create a thrilling group fitness atmosphere. Learn how with the right types of cueing you can create a mind-body experience to ensure your participants get the best workout possible and keep them coming back for more.



USING TECHNOLOGY TO UNLOCK YOUR POWER POTENTIAL with KEISER - What is power and why train with it? (90 minutes)


Using the tools at your fingertips, discover how you can become an expert in your field and teach classes members will line up to attend. Learn how to create a workout experience that members rave about and unlock their true athletic potential.



The REAL Fat Burning Zone (75 minutes)


The current fitness environment is at odds as to how to effectively create training and physiological adaptations within the constraints of a typical personal training session or group fitness class. Understanding the 3 different energy delivery systems, differentiating relative from absolute fat burning, and properly structuring formats to achieve effectiveness is key. This session will provide you with a clear understanding of these concepts and provide recent studies which support the proper way to achieve success with the members you work with.



HIIT or Miss - Ensure your class design is effective (90 minutes)


Fitness members want more - ensure your class plan or training session delivers. Designed to build upon some of the key concepts delivered in The REAL Fat Burning Zone session, you will learn and experience the nuances between three very different types of interval training structures. Designed to address specific physiological responses, this session will provide you with specific class formats and concepts to utilize in your next personal training session or group fitness class. Guarantee that you are HIITing the mark with every client face-to-face interaction.

 


Rhythm and Power – creating power based rides within musically motivated classes (90 minutes)


Instructors struggle with creating rides that are specific to individual riders. By creating a musically motivated playlist layered with understanding basic physiological responses, power zones, duration, and using the technology at our fingertips, we can take our riders’ experience to a whole new level. Join me in this interactive workshop where we will review and address 6 key concepts regarding rhythm and power based drills that you can use in your next cycle class.



Stealth Learning Opportunities – Make it MORE THAN just a workout (90 minutes)


Stealth learning is when an instructor uses clever, disguised ways to introduce learning objectives through non-traditional tools to encourage students to have fun and learn. Students think they are merely playing, but they are simultaneously learning. In this interactive workshop you will experience 7 different areas you can facilitate self- discovery with your class members to make their time with you MORE THAN just a workout.


  

Mastery of Variation 

Create Dozens of Exercises from a Single Movement with limited tools (90 minutes)


You never know who is going to show up or what state they will be in. Be prepared to

modify or progress any basic movement to provide options for everyone in your class by

becoming a master of variation. In this interactive workshop you will experience 7 different

areas you can utilize to create dozens of movements from a basic movement for your group

fitness or small group training sessions.



Lecture, public speaking and television experience:

  • · Canfitpro PRO TRAINER Fitness Instructor Specialist providing 25 hour live workshops.
  • · Canfitpro national and regional fitness conference presenter.
  • · Author for canfitpro magazine and  international fitness web-based companies.
  • · Provided live TV interviews and pre-recorded commentary on stock market updates, economics in the news, and general market movements on Global Calgary TV.
  • · Lectured in conferences and to large sales groups on financial management strategies and problem resolution techniques to enhance individual sales and market/economical knowledge.
  • · Lectured on financial management strategies and problem resolution techniques to corporate leadership.
  • · Business presentations and proposals to high net-worth individuals and multi-billion dollar corporations.
  • · Performed weekly, monthly and quarterly performance reviews on sales force.
  • · Provided coaching one on one and in group settings to improve sales effectiveness and high net worth opportunities.
  • · Ran and facilitated conferences and large group presentations to prospective clients.

in class learning online learning continuing education credits CEU CECs
in class learning online learning continuing education credits CEU CECs