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Thursday, June 27, 2024
Optional Check-In and Registration
1:00PM - 5:30PM
Kick-Off Session with Gray Cook & Lee Burton
3:00PM - 5:30PM

Friday, June 28, 2024
8:15AM - 6:00PM

Saturday, June 29, 2024
8:00AM - 5:45PM


Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
5555 North River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018

Rooms: North & South Ballroom


Hyatt Regency O’Hare Chicago
9300 Bryn Mawr Avenue
Rosemont, IL 60018
(847) 696-1234

*$190 Standard Single/Double Discounted Rate. $210 Premier Single/Double Discounted Rate. Please mention group code G-7UGV or "Perform Better" when reserving your room. Must reserve by June 5, 2024..
*Room blocks are limited availability. No guarantees. Hotel may become SOLD OUT at any time.


Early Bird Special - $289 (prior to May 16, 2024)
Pre-Registration Special - $359 (Prior to June 13, 2024)
Registration - $389 (Up until the event)




• Co-Owner/General Manager, Train 4 The Game (2011-Present)
• Head Strength Coach for Men’s Basketball, Texas Tech University (2007 – 2011)
• Strength Coach (Graduate & Assistant), The University of Texas (2003-2007)
Service & Hospitality – Rediscovering & Recommitting to Your Business’s Sustainable Success

Are you playing a game you can’t win? That is, are you anchoring the overall success of your business to the uniqueness of your training approach alone? To be sure, there are training practices that will likely fit any one person’s particular needs somewhat better than another. However, it’s well understood that the human body can respond positively to a wide variety of appropriate stimuli. If true, then you and many of your competitors will create, at least to some degree, successful physical outcomes for clients. So then why would a person select or choose to remain with your business when similar outcomes might be achieved elsewhere? Anchoring your business to best in class service & hospitality is one of the few ways in which you can reliably create a competitive difference you can count on to win. Learn the principles, strategies, and techniques to intentionally deliver a truly differentiated service that is often the undiscovered lifeblood of your future success. (Lecture Only)


• Co-Founder of the Functional Movement Screen
• Former Program Director for Athletic Training at Averett University
• Lectures nationally and internationally in the fields of sports medicine and performance enhancement
• Doctorate Degree from Virginia Tech with an emphasis in Health Promotion and Wellness

• Co-Founder of the Functional Movement Screen
• Author of The Business of Movement, Movement, and Athletic Body in Balance.
• Pushes professionals and enthusiasts to creatively re-think movement behavior
• Known for mapping and deconstructing movement patterns, and rebuilding movement following natural developmental paths
Managing Pain Through Better Exercise and Movement Decisions

Are you making the right choice at the right time? First, you need the right information, and that comes from asking the right questions. In this session, Lee Burton and Gray Cook take exercise decisions back to the very basics of health and wellness. The future of health and fitness depends on our ability to measure wellness using functional standards. But how do we do that? Lee and Gray look at eight domains of wellness to properly answer the question “what should I work on today?” You will learn how to structure screening to focus on your (or your client’s) greatest opportunities in the domains of Breathing Quality, Sleep Quality, Nutritional Awareness, Movement Health, Behavioral Health, Physical Activity, Body Composition and Injury History. This holistic view, with the addition of the FMS-developed algorithm, will prevent you from getting the first step wrong when seeking any corrective actions or development endeavors. (Kick-Off Session – Lecture Only)


• Owner of Results Fitness, a complete fitness programming and consulting service
• Founder of ResultsFitnessUniversity.com
• One of the Country’s most sought-after fitness professionals
Unlocking Fat Loss: Training Strategies for the Body Composition Client

Obesity is at all all-time high. Over 70% of the US population is overweight and about 40% of those individuals are considered obese. So it’s not surprising that fat loss is the number one reason why most people join a gym -- or hire a trainer. It's clear as coaches we need to do a better job in helping people lose weight and keep it off. Unfortunately, most training certifications don’t teach program design strategies for fat loss. In this session, Alwyn will explain what the science and research tell us about fat loss. In the hands-on you’ll experience the real-world protocols that are proven to deliver fat loss results for your clients.


• Founder of IoM and ViPR PRO
• Co- Founder of PTA Global
• Past Adjunct Faculty (Sport Science) - University of San Francisco
• Internationally recognized industry-leader in health and human performance
Training and Injury Proofing: The Foot and Ankle

The Foot and Ankle Complex is, for the most part, misunderstood. If not working well, the whole body will feel its effects and will not function properly. The foot and ankle are often forgotten when considering movement. Low back pain and shoulder disfunction can, in many cases, have their roots in poorly functioning feet and ankles. This workshop will explain the nature and role of the foot and ankle complex to the function of the body. In the hands-on session, Michol will go over the 6 steps in choosing the right foot and ankle exercises for your clients and athletes.


• Co-Founder of Cressey Sports Performance, off-season training home to 500+ MLB affiliated athletes since 2007
• Over 15 years of fitness industry experience, and a profound appreciation for the nitty-gritty realities of managing a fitness facility
• Accountability Coach at Business For Unicorns, consulting service provider to 125+ gyms around the world
Every Fitness Professionals Need a Niche - Here's How to Establish Yours

They say the riches are in the niches, and I'm inclined to agree after building a career around serving the unique and specific training needs of baseball players, and pitchers in particular. This presentation will outline the foundational rules for identifying an underserved piece of the training population, positioning yourself as the obvious service provider solution in that space, and ultimately winning that business. (Lecture Only)


• Assistant Professor of Exercise Science at Springfield College
• Co-Owner of TF Performance
• Former NFL and Division I Strength Coach and Nutrition Coordinator for the Carolina Panthers, Eastern Michigan University, University of Louisville, and The Citadel
Behavioral Alchemy: The Art and Science of Behavior Change

It’s time to dive into the heart of what we engage in with our clients - behavior change. Join Dr. Adam Feit in this dynamic presentation, where he’ll unravel the intricate science and application of key topics such as habit theory, motivation, and environmental design. Learn how to help clients navigate the nuances of behavior change, guiding them through the process of identifying triggers, establishing routines, and leveraging rewards to foster lasting behaviors. This isn't just a talk – it's an opportunity to equip yourself with practical knowledge and tools to empower coach and client success. (Lecture Only)

Sprains, Strains, and Automatic Adjustments: Working with Injured Clients

Have you ever coached a client whose participation is limited due to an injury? How do you scale your approach to coaching without sacrificing the quality and command of your class, no matter the numbers? In this session, you'll learn how to set up a manageable and successful injury triage system for navigating client aches and pains to keep energy and effort levels high. (Hands-On Only)


• Director of the Strength and Conditioning Graduate Program at Springfield College
• Former Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Iowa and the University of Louisville
• Former Adult Program Director at Reach Your Potential Training
• Current co-owner of Team Feit Performance
Growing Your Staff: How to Educate, Evaluate, and Develop Your New Coaches/Trainers

Struggling to develop your less experienced trainers and /or coaches? Wish they were ready for more responsibilities? If so, come join Dr MK Feit to learn a variety of strategies to educate, evaluate, and develop your staff. During this presentation, MK will take you through the process of establishing your educational curriculum, developing your evaluation tool, and determining your frequency and method for feedback. Additionally, as the Strength and Conditioning Graduate Program Coordinator at Springfield College, MK will provide some key insights on how to form and maintain relationships with local colleges and universities to become a frequently used internship site for students looking to enter the fitness industry. (Lecture Only)

Critically Assessing Coaching Techniques and Tendencies

During this interactive hands-on session, you will have the opportunity to practice your coaching craft in front of your peers, receive feedback from other professionals, and determine goals for improving your coaching behaviors into the future. (Hands-On Only)


• Founder of NYC's Mark Fisher Fitness: 10+ Years of Multi-Million Dollar Revenue and Counting
• Founder of Business for Unicorns and Business Coach to over 100 Gym Owners
• Investor and Franchisee in Alloy Personal Training
• Featured in the New York Times, Forbes, the Wall St Journal, Men's Health, TEDx Broadway and more
• International Keynote Speaker and Gym Business Expert
How to Get Your Next 5 Clients Without Paid Ads Even If You Hate Marketing

As fitness professionals, we can't help people if we don't have clients. But paid ads can be expensive and confusing. And too often marketing seems to conflict with our values. When we DO try to grow our gym or book of clients, we don't get enough leads. It can be super frustrating; but there IS a solution! In this lecture, Mark Fisher from Business for Unicorns will share the BEST strategies for 2024 to get your next 5 clients. You'll learn how to leverage your "hidden" leads, where to find qualified prospects that value your services, and the secret to making effective invitations so your audience raises their hand to work with you. This will be a highly actionable talk; attendees will leave with a gameplan in order to create more income and more impact! (Lecture Only)


• Provided flexibility training and assisted stretching with 3 Super Bowl teams, multiple Hall of Famers and starters from many teams in the NFL from 1996 - 2018
• Co-authored 4 popular books on their method, titled Stretch to Win and Fascial Stretch Therapy
• Subject matter experts on stretching and flexibility for NASM, producing the Stretching and Flexibility Coach certification program for them
• Recognized as global leaders in the stretching and flexibility industry, the Fredericks have presented at multiple international conferences for over 30 years
• Lead instructors teaching their method at monthly live workshops since 1999
Fascianetics® - Comprehensive Flexibility Training for Athletes

Beyond range of motion, flexibility in sports and life is optimal adaptability. Fascia provides the fundamental dynamic background to appropriately and precisely respond to the enormous stress and strain generated within the body to adapt to the many forces common in sports. The newest models of human structure and function depict a balance of internal forces of tension and compression as key to achieving and maintaining optimal health, performance, and wellness. Imbalances in those internal forces will result in body regions of both excessive and deficient tension and compression that impair training, performance, and recovery, leading to common musculoskeletal conditions and sports injuries. Fascianetics is a new name for a long established, proven system of functional flexibility assessment and training that tunes the human instrument with precise hands-on techniques. The athlete is then given a brief, customized program to maintain their new flexibility benchmark. Time management of these programs will be demonstrated to fit in efficiently with everyone’s tight schedule.


• Owner of Scientific Fitness
• Former Physical Therapist and Strength & Conditioning Coach for 6 NASCAR Teams
• Performance Coach & Injury Specialist for Pro Sports Teams, Pro Athletes, UFC, X-Games, Motocross, USA Cycling Team and Elite CEO’s and celebrities
Advanced Recovery Strategies to Improve Mobility & Enhance Performance

Advanced recovery strategies are a crucial component in the fields of sports science and physical therapy, aimed at improving mobility and enhancing athletic performance. These methods extend beyond traditional rest and ice, exploring a variety of techniques and technologies designed to accelerate recovery, reduce injury risk, and optimize overall physical functioning. When used properly, these methods can help reduce muscle soreness, improve circulation, and expedite the healing process. But which ones have the greatest impact? Discover the top 5 advanced recovery strategies, backed by the latest scientific and clinical research, to enhance mobility and athletic performance.


• Senior Network Administrator, Fitness & Sports Performance, St. Luke's University Health Network, Pennsylvania & New Jersey
• Co-Author of Metabolic Training (Human Kinetics) – The Ultimate Guide to the Ultimate Workout
• National Strength & Conditioning Association Nominations Board Committee – Member
• Associate Editor, National Strength & Conditioning Association, Strength & Conditioning Journal
• Senior Contributor, SportsEdTV
Individual & Group Exercise Programming

Invigorate your clients with individualized and group programming that exceeds their expectations and goals with evidence-based approaches. Implement assessment practices and programming methods for a diverse fitness, tactical, athletic and longevity health population. This lecture and hands-on session will offer approaches and systems to enable clientele to propel their fitness, athletic, tactical or longevity health objectives. Attendees who attend the hands-on session will receive metabolic training approaches designed to maximize improvements in endurance, fat loss, lean muscle mass, power, strength and performance.


• CEO, Ultimate Sandbag Training and Creator of the Ultimate Sandbag and the Dynamic Variable Resistance Training System
• Teaching continuing education programs in the fields of corrective exercise, functional training, and performance programming in over 13 countries for the past 16 years.
• His worked has been published in over 20 publications including the Wall Street Journal, Men’s/Women’s Health, Shape, Muscle & Fitness, T-Nation, as well as the Journal Of Bodywork & Movement Therapies and much more
The New Science of Low Back Pain

Even though low back pain is recognized as the MOST common musculoskeletal problem in the world, our ability to truly help people with low back pain has not proven to be very effective. About 75% of people with intense chronic low back pain report disability. We are missing the challenge of a low back pain being a multi-factorial problem. The new science of low back pain is showing us that the issue isn’t just core stability, mobility training, or many of our physical goals. Realizing that low back pain is related to an integrated model of physical, psychological, and social factors how should coaches now approach programs to address the complexity of low back pain? During this session Josh will break down the new science of low back pain solutions and how you can practically apply your training and educate clients to empower them to better results.


• Emeritus Professor of Strength and Conditioning
• President elect of the NSCA
• Former professional rugby player with nearly 40 years of coaching experience
• Recognized as one of the United Kingdom’s leading strength and conditioning coaches and worldwide authority on speed and agility development
• Author of numerous books including Gamespeed, Effective Coaching in Strength & Conditioning and The Warm-Up
Rethinking Our Path To Success – Why We Need a New Perspective on How We Get Better

In today’s world of training and performance, the focus is predominantly on finding that magic ingredient that will transform what we do. As a result, the focus on methods dominates with the overarching idea seems to be that if we can ensure we are using the best evidence-based approaches then we are bound to be successful. But is this enough and is this approach actually counterproductive when dealing with the complex world of human behaviour and performance. Could it be that in our drive towards finding the magic ingredient we have actually lost touch with how the world really works and what actually matters. This presentation will question our current perspectives, suggest alternative approaches and provide frameworks around which we can design our own path to success. (Lecture Only)

Building Tomorrows Athletes – Real World Application of Long Term Athletic Development

Athleticism, it is the elusive quality that lies at the heart of success in most sport and long term athlete development (LTAD) is typically the answer given as to how to build this. Yet the actual impact of LTAD is sketchy, and the translation of theory into practice remains a challenge. As with all training problems the answer lies in the ability to apply concepts into practice, and this requires consistent action and athletic development session lie at the heart of this action. This session will outline how to structure athletic development sessions that address a range of the factors that dictate the success of any athletic development programme and which can be applied in a wide range of contexts. (Hands-On Only)


• Director of Education at StrongFirst
• Over 20 years experience in coaching kettlebell techniques
• Presents nationally and internationally on kettlebell training
• Created multiple books and videos with Gray Cook and FMS
Iron Cardio – 22 Years with a Kettlebell

It has been 22 years since Brett Jones attended the second ever kettlebell certification in 2002. Name something you have been teaching and practicing at the highest level for 22 years. In this practical presentation Brett will take you through the top 10 lessons learned in over two decades of teaching and using kettlebells. From teaching certifications, workshops, classes, individual sessions and lessons from his own training, this presentation will deliver hard earned and practical knowledge on a tool that has gone from "fad" to standard.


• Founder & President of Kivett Kinetic Solutions, LLC (Monrovia, IN)
• Global Spokesmodel and Director of Health & Wellness for LifePro LLC
• Award-Winning Co-Author and Media Contributor by Forbes, Pop Sugar, Prevention, Natural Awakenings, LiveStrong, People, Shape
• Certified in over 20 specialties in sports medicine, sports performance, mental coaching, and soft-tissue restoration
• 2023 Todd Durkin Mastermind FitPro of the Year Award Winner
Unlocking the Body’s Magik: The “FASCIA-nating” Hidden Science of Pain-Free Performance That Leads to GREATNESS!

Take a deep dive and explore the human body like never before as you discover the most powerful system in the human body, known as the fascial system. Fascia is the connective tissue, or “fabric of your life,” that connects every part of your body from head to toe, inside and out, has no beginning, ending, or empty spaces in between and is constantly changing. In this talk, you’ll learn the 4 major roles of fascia, how it controls pain, how it enhances performance, and how to “bio-hack” into it to feel younger as the birthdays pass by. Over 25% of the US population, which is approximately 50 million people, are silently suffering from chronic pain. Did you know that pain in the body can be mistaken for unhealthy fascia? You will discover 6 reasons that cause fascia to communicate pain and how to pamper it for optimal performance in everyday life! Consider fascia the “vehicle” getting you through your day in mind, body, and spirit! Do you want to operate like a vehicle that needs fixed all the time or do you want to run like an exotic car that is maintenance to travel flawlessly at any speed? When you “Experience the MAGIK” yourself, you can share the secrets and solutions with others, which results in easy money. As you share the “MAGIK” full circle, the infinite rewards come back to you in ways you can’t dream big enough for.


• CFO of Lebert Fitness, a global leader in the development of training tools
• Certified NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) Practitioner
• Fitness Club Owner
Boxing Bootcamp

Hitting all the B’s! Boxing, bodyweight, bands and bars with Marc Lebert! If you’ve never done a boxing workout, you don’t know what your missing. Every muscle in your body worked, very interactive and a great training tool to keep your clients workouts fresh, fun and challenging! Plus we will add Marc’s very own EQ’s and other tools for a session to remember! (Hands-On Only)


• Owner of STRONGER, Worcester MA
• Partner at DotFIT and Consultant for numerous fitness brands (Spartan Race, Freemotion, Retro Fitness, MYZONE, UFC Gyms, dotFIT and many more)
• Lectures nationally and internationally on numerous fitness topics (coaching, marketing, business, Team Building)
Dream Teams: Onboarding Excellence and Retention Mastery

Join Frank as he delves into the critical dimensions of staff and team onboarding, coupled with the strategic imperative of employee retention in the ever-evolving fitness industry. In this enlightening session, he’ll unravel the keys to creating an engaging and supportive onboarding experience that seamlessly integrates new team members into your fitness family. Beyond onboarding, you’ll explore innovative strategies for cultivating a positive workplace culture and fostering professional growth, ensuring that your team not only thrives but remains a dedicated force in the fitness realm. Discover the art of employee retention and leave armed with insights to build a resilient, motivated team that propels your fitness establishment to unparalleled success. Don't miss this opportunity to revolutionize your approach to staff management and elevate your fitness enterprise to new heights! (Lecture Only)

Training for Member Results and Revenue

Join Frank for a power-packed hands-on session and discover the secrets of delivering a top-notch training experiences while boosting your profits. This is your chance to learn directly from a 35 year industry vet and revolutionize your approach to fitness and business. Don't miss out on this transformative session with Frank, where every move counts, and every dollar adds up! (Hands-On Only)


• Athletic Performance Trainer: ATC, CSCS, FMS, SFMA, NASM-CPT/PES/CES, SFDN
• Specializing in whole hearted approach training creating long term client success
• 20+ years performance training from NFL to Hollywood to his local community
• Former owner of Brik Fitness
5 Essential Components to Client Retention

Most training to be a strength coach centers around the mechanics of movement. This is important and not what will keep your clients coming back for more. What keeps them coming back are these 5 essentials of client retention - learning what motivates your clients, being present with them when you’re with them, showing up with love and care, building meaningful relationships with them and creating an impactful experience. Join Brian to learn how to develop these 5 essentials to create long term clients and grow your business. (Lecture Only)

Adding Your Secret Sauce to Client Workouts

You've got clients. They show up and do the work. But something feels like it's missing. The sessions feel like going through the motions. What's missing? Your secret sauce! Learn how to infuse your clients' workouts with the best of you and creating clients that stay. (Hands-On Only)


• Co-owner and Educator at Certified Functional Strength Coach
• Co-owner and Therapist at Movement as Medicine
• Co-owner and Trainer at Train Smarter and Harder Sports Performance & Adult Fitness
How To Create a Gym Culture (On Purpose)

"Culture" has quickly become a point of focus in the business world. While numerous definitions and descriptions exist for what constitutes "Culture," there is a noticeable lack of frameworks providing guidance on the "how-to" of constructing a culture that people can't stop talking about. Legendary Coach Bill Walsh once said, "The culture precedes positive results. It doesn’t get tacked on as an afterthought on your way to the victory stand. Champions behave like champions before they’re champions: they have a winning standard of performance before they are winners." This lecture will give you the tools you need to build a winning culture, on purpose. (Lecture Only)

Constraints Based Coaching

Wouldn’t it be helpful to have an assistant coach who always has your back, supports your vision and looks out for the best interest of your athletes? You’re in for a nice surprise, because you already have one! That assistant coach comes in the form of the tools you use and the feedback your clients receive from those tools. This is also known as “constraints-based coaching.” Help yourself be a better coach by using tools and positions as “assistant coaches.” This gives you more time to interact with your clients in ways that matter most. (Hands-On Only)


• Internationally recognized Speaker and Performance Coach
• Founder of Training for Warriors, with affiliate locations in 20 countries
• Certified over 5,000 trainers worldwide in the Training for Warriors Certification
• Best Selling Author of Coach to Coach, High Ten, Warrior Cardio and Training for Warriors
• Consultant to numerous Professional Sport Teams, Division I Universities, Fortune 500 companies and Military Organizations
Real Training For Real People: The Five Costliest Mistakes Coaching People Over 40

Would you like to attract more members and retain your people longer? Are you tired of crazy exercises you can’t use with your clients? Over the last 25 years, Martin has helped tens of thousands of people with his TFW system. In this inspiring talk, Martin will give you the “real-world” training and motivational strategies to improve your business, make more money and help more people. You will discover the keys to crafting compelling marketing campaigns, delivering safe and effective training, and fostering a thriving gym culture that inspires consistent attendance. Don't miss this opportunity to revolutionize your approach to training and tap into the vast potential of the 40-65 age group! (Lecture Only)

Want To Be A Real INFLUENCER? Learn To Rock A High-Energy Training Experience!

Prepare to be inspired by Coach Martin Rooney in his dynamic hands-on presentation on building community and culture through high-energy training experiences. With his signature enthusiasm and passion, Martin will share his blueprint behind how he creates legendary training sessions that captivate clients and leave them wanting more. Come take part in a simple yet powerful workout that will undoubtedly leave you saying, "WOW!" Don't miss this unique opportunity to train with one of the industry's most celebrated coaches and learn how to create fitness experiences that are truly extraordinary. (Hands-On Only)


• Doctor of Chiropractic
• Engineering degree from the University of Maryland
• Co-Founder of the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI)
• Co-Founder of the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)
• Co-owner of FMS (Functional Movement Systems)
• Founder OnBase University (Baseball – Softball)
• Founder of RacquetFit (Tennis)
Training Power From the Ground Up (Optimizing Ground Reaction Forces)

In this lecture Dr. Rose will highlight the importance of developing ground reaction forces in explosive athletes. He will take a deep dive into the forces and torques that are created in rotary athletes and some of the mistakes many trainers make in training them. Dr. Rose will share many of his favorite exercises to incorporate into any athlete's workout to improve ground reaction force sequencing and overall forces.


• CEO of Dino Brands, LLC
• One of the most sought after coaches in the world, with a high-profile clientele roster ranging from professional athletes to celebrities and business moguls
• Men’s Health Advisory Board member as well as launched multiple digital platforms and is the founding partner in half a dozen brands
• Equity shareholder in over a dozen health products
• Coach to the biggest names in Hollywood
The Entrepreneur Hustle - Your Next Four Moves

What would you attempt to do if you knew you wouldn’t fail? If you are looking to elevate your current business, interested in changing lanes, or need a push to get your concept off the ground, this presentation will help you strategize your next four moves. Come learn Don’s methodology to scalable growth within the health and fitness industry. (Lecture Only)

Superhero Training

Learn Don’s approach to tension techniques & coaching cues. He will start the session with what he likes to call “practice” (focusing on weak links), then into elasticity work, restoring loss of athleticism, then into strength and hypertrophy work. He will show you his methods on how to create a “Performance Physique”, the term he uses for Superhero Training. (Hands-On Only)


• 27 Years coaching, consulting and owning/operating gyms
• National Speaker/Presenter
• Current owner/operator of goPerformance in Clarksburg, MD
• Current co-owner of Living Fit 40 & Beyond (online training platform)
AI: Your Competitive Edge in Fitness—Adapt or Fall Behind!

Get ready to embark on a journey into the future of fitness! Explore the cutting-edge world of AI as Corey Smallwood provides an up-to-date overview of AI's development and its significance for fitness professionals, gym owners, and trainers. Delve into strategies for using AI to enhance efficiency, customer engagement, and profitability. Learn how AI can be your secret weapon for staying competitive and thriving in this ever-evolving industry. Adapt to AI or risk being left behind - the choice is yours. (Lecture Only)
Unlock How AI Will Transform Your Group Training Programs

AI is revolutionizing the future of fitness. Experience for yourself the power of AI in group training and unlock the potential of AI in your fitness programming. But BEWARE. There's one critical component of fitness that AI can NOT do, and it's your greatest advantage against AI and your competition. Get this right and watch the impact it will have on your group training and semi-private personal training programs. (Hands-On Only)


• Owner, Corey Taylor Sports Performance in Louisville, Kentucky
• Recognized for his straightforward, motivational training methods
• Nationally known NFL Combine Prep Coach
• Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the College Gridiron Showcase
• TPI Level 3 Certified Golf Performance Coach
• Former Golf Performance coach on the PGA and LPGA Tours
• Author of ”The Performance Edge: A Guide To Better Golf”
Getting Faster Everyday: How To Make Speed Training Part of Everything You Do

Discover how to make your athletes faster by integrating speed development into every training setting, from sessions in the gym to field practices. You’ll learn practical strategies and tips on how to seamlessly blend speed work into the busiest schedules, making every minute count. You’ll know how to optimize your training sessions for maximum speed gains without needing additional time or resources, enabling athletes of all levels to become faster every day. (Hands-On Only)


• Founder and Owner of 212 Health and Performance
• One of the creators of Power Up Recovery
• Best selling author and Speed & Conditioning Director for the State of Rhode Island
• Coach and Educator for over 20 years
Kettlebell Evolution

Have you been using Kettlebells for a while now and feel that you and your clients have mastered the basics? Where do you go from there? In this hands on we will show you just that. We will start to take the basics and work them in other planes of motion and start to add more movement. We all know the Kettlebell is a unique tool that allows us to train in various ways. Come hang with us and explore some out of box thinking when using the Kettlebell. You will walk out of this session with more progressions to make anyone feel and be more athletic. (Hands-On Only)


• Assistant Coach – Vice President of Player Performance – LA Clippers
• Founder of Train 4 the Game, Austin Texas
• Over 30 years of coaching in high performance
• Coaching stints at Clemson, Texas, Philadelphia 76ers
• Speaker on functional performance and rehabilitation since 2006
• Fellow of Applied Functional Science
The Vertical Core Revisited

The Core is one of the most looked at topics in training. In this session Todd will show you how the vertical core training system has evolved over the years and is now better defined and the exercises are fundamentally sound and teachable. See how human motion is converted through the core and how common kinetic chain dysfunctions support why it is important to train the Core in an upright position. You will learn how the young science of fascia has enhanced the theory of the Vertical Core training system since its inception in 2006. Learn how to build your own exercises for your clients based on the functional truths of human motion and create a never-ending toolbox of core exercises to help improve human performance.


• International Speaker in the areas of nutrition and performance enhancement
• Advisory board member for the Titleist Performance Institute and National Pitching Association
• Author of Hole-in-One Nutrition: A Guide to Fueling Better Golf
Too Tired to Feel Tired

Is it difficult to wake up in the morning? Are you surviving on coffee? Does fatigue overwhelm you? If you’ve answered yes, you are not alone. Statistics indicate 76% of the workforce is tired during the work week. Many of our clients are in the same boat. Some of you may be dragging throughout the day training clients. In this session, Robert will discuss why you feel tired and provide practical principles to help you break the fatigue cycle. (Lecture Only)

Perform Better's Functional Training Summit is designed to provide trainers, coaches, and therapists with a combination of lectures and hands-on learning experience with many of the top professionals in the industry.


The presenters will include many of the most respected names in training, conditioning, and rehabilitation.


Attendees will have a choice of two lectures, two hands-on sessions, or a Q&A session every 90 minutes. Sign up for each presentation is not required; however, space may be limited for select hands-on sessions. Friday night complimentary social with the opportunity to network and exchange ideas. Feature presentation, question and answer session. Centrally located in beautiful Chicago, IL.

Personal Trainers, Physical Therapists, Athletic Trainers, Coaches & anyone interested in learning more about the latest concepts in Functional Training and Rehabilitation.


NSCA - 1.8
NASM - 1.7
AFAA - 15.0
ACE- 1.7

A full refund can be issued if cancelled 21 days prior to the event.

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