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Thursday, August 22, 2024
Optional Check-In and Registration
1:00PM - 5:30PM
Kick-Off Session with Gray Cook & Lee Burton
3:00PM - 5:30PM

Friday, August 23, 2024
8:15AM - 6:00PM

Saturday, August 24, 2024
8:00AM - 5:45PM


Rhode Island Convention Center
1 Sabin Street
Providence, RI 02903

Room: Grand Ballroom A


Omni Hotel
1 West Exchange Street
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 598-8000

*$209 Single/Double Discounted Rate. Please mention "M-F Athletic Company" when reserving your room. Must reserve by August 4, 2023.
*Room blocks are limited availability. No guarantees. Hotel may become SOLD OUT at any time.


Early Bird Special - $289 (prior to July 11, 2024)
Pre-Registration Special - $359 (Prior to August 8, 2024
Registration - $389 (Up until the event)




• International Presenter & Founder of FitBiz Mastery
• Founder and Franchisor of Journey 333
• Best Selling Author
• CoFounder with Todd Durkin of the IMPACT Speakers Course
• Host of the Overcomers Podcast
The Future of Fitness

Embrace the changing times or risk falling behind. The future will place greater demands on fitness coaches. Are you prepared to make the transition from being a fitness coach to evolving into a comprehensive health coach, capable of guiding individuals towards a life beyond 100 years? As the concept of longevity gains prominence, an array of wearable technologies will play a pivotal role in reshaping the fitness landscape. Your role as a coach will expand beyond the traditional assessment of body composition to encompass the holistic analysis of a client's overall health profile. Furthermore, integrating AI into your coaching practices will prove indispensable in facilitating seamless communication, optimizing appointment booking, and crafting targeted advertisements. This integration will empower you to leverage data-driven insights and provide personalized recommendations, thereby enhancing your clients' health journeys. Join Travis as he explores The Future of Fitness. When you attend this session you will walk away with strategies and tactics that you can immediately deploy to improve your personal and professional life. (Lecture Only)


• Director of Operations for Innovative Fitness Solutions & Ultimate Sandbag Training
• Heads up the Educational Programs for Dynamic Variable Resistance Training
• Has worked in every aspect of Physical Therapy, including Sports Rehab, In-Patient Neuro and Geriatric Populations for close to 20 years
• An international presenter, having presented in over 6 countries on the topics of corrective exercise and functional training
Beyond the Rotator Cuff: New Methods of Shoulder Health & Performance

Shoulder injuries are far more common than many would believe, especially compared to familiar issues like low back pain. However, research has explained, “After low back pain and knee pain, shoulder pain has been estimated to be the third most common musculoskeletal presentation in primary care”. The prognosis for people presenting with musculoskeletal shoulder pain varies widely between individuals with, on average, 50% of people with shoulder pain still reporting symptoms 6 months after presenting in primary care. In addition to pain, functional disabilities are common and can interfere with work, hobbies, social, and sporting activities and may also be associated with psychological distress and reduced quality of life. This session is designed to help coaches and therapists look beyond the old ideas of isolating muscles like the rotator cuff, EMG tests, and other muscles of the shoulder and use the most current research to better understand how to restore and train the shoulder for optimal health and performance.


• Co-founder and current partner in Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning
• Co-founder of Certified Functional Strength Coach
• International presenter and educator
• Former strength and conditioning coach at the Boston Red Sox, Boston Bruins, Boston University and US Women’s National Ice Hockey team
• Author of Designing Strength Training Programs and Facilities, New Functional Training for Sports, and Advances in Functional Training
Great Training Starts with Why

The original Start with Why presentation was 2015. Almost 10 years later it's time to again discuss why we do the things we do at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning. The "whys" are always controvesial but, it's important to discuss why we foam roll, why we static stretch and why we choose one exercise over another. Get a look at MBSC's Big Rocks in the next generation of Start With Why.


• 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)


• President & Founder of Carlisle Performance Systems
• Performance Consultant to the NFL, PAC 12 and many other athletes
• Started the first full-time Sports Performance Facility- Lightning Fast Training Systems, LLC in Philadelphia
• Served as the Director of Sports Performance at Purdue University
• Former Strength & Conditioning Coach for the San Francisco 49ers
Unleashing the Corporate Athlete: A Guide to Speed Training Systems

In this session Duane delves into developing effective training plans for 'weekend warriors' in the corporate world, focusing on maintaining optimal movement and performance. This talk will guide personal trainers through a systematic approach to speed training, emphasizing the key components and structure of a training plan tailored for the busy professional. Attendees will gain insights into crafting programs that not only enhance speed but also ensure overall well-being and sustained athletic capability in their 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.


• Founder, Fitness Quest 10 (San Diego, CA) & IMPACT-X Fitness, Recovery, & Coaching
• Founder & Leader of the Todd Durkin Mastermind for Fitness Pros & Entrepreneurs
• Best-selling author of 5 books, including his latest book, TRUE STRENGTH
• 2017 Jack LaLanne Award Winner & 2-Time Trainer of the Year
• Host of the Todd Durkin IMPACT SHOW podcast
True Strength: 5 Principles to Grow Your Brand & Business to Create More Impact

In a world-filled with the desire to create great success and impact, what happens when things don’t go right? Or when you face massive adversity, challenge, or strife…but you gotta keep going. How do you keep battling “for good” and doing great things in your community, when sometimes you’re wrestling for your own inner peace, health, drive, and even purpose? This is called TRUE STRENGTH and is what industry icon Todd Durkin is going to dive deep into and share personally during this riveting session. He will share the 5-principles you must heavily rely on to grow your business, scale your success, and ultimately create IMPACT. Todd will go into everything that deals with “advanced” strategies to enhance your mindset, marketing, branding, financial success, leadership, and personal success and happiness to ultimately reach even more people in your community & beyond. This is a “can’t miss” talk that will massively inspire you and light a fire under you personally & professionally to go create even more IMPACT! In the hands-on session, TD will get your soul-singing in his vintage True Strength workout.


• Director of Movement and Return to Performance for the Houston Texans
• Owner / Founder of Structure and Function Education
• Associate Professor, Athletic Training Programs, A.T. Still University
• Author, Bridging the Gap from Rehab to Performance
From Strain to Strength: Empowering Your Client with Low Back Pain

In this session, Sue will unpack the anatomical, physiological and psychological components to low back pain. Once you have a great understanding of these components, programming for your client with low back pain is a breeze! Learn how to empower your client through education, soft tissue and movement so you can support them in achieving their goals.


• One of the world’s top Rotational Strength & Conditioning Specialists
• Coaches and consults for PGA, LPGA, NFL, NHL, MLB and Extreme Sport Athletes
• Owns and operates Kinetica Performance LTD in Vancouver, BC
• Head of the Titleist Performance Institute Fitness Advisory Board
• Host of the Coach Glass Podcast and Coach Glass Mentorship helping coaches DreamBIG
• Author of DreamBIG, OverDeliver, BeUndeniable. Published 3 DVDs and featured on the Golf Channel & CBC Sports
Rotational Drivers: Training Rotational Power from the Source

Learn how to train an athlete's rotational movement from the source. Accelerate their rotational speed and the process in which they learn it by focusing on what drives rotation. It starts from the ground up. Force proceeds movement. Your job is to create force in the right direction to maximize the output. It doesn't matter what sport you coach. The skills you learn in this session will equip you with everything you need to become a world-class rotational wizard. Neuromuscular training, ground reaction force techniques, rotational plyometrics, and sling training will ignite your athletes to load and explode. This session is full of new rotational exercises, coaching cues, and assessments mixed with Coach Glass' unique style of presenting.


• 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.


• Founder, coach, author, and speaker who helps fitness entrepreneurs build sustainable and predictable 7-figure businesses
• As founder and CEO of NPE, he has dedicated his life to helping fitness entrepreneurs find the clarity, confidence, and courage they need to break through and grow to the next level, without sacrificing their personal life in the process
• NPE is globally recognized for delivering the #1 suite of business growth systems, tools, and coaching for fitness entrepreneurs to grow 6-, 7-, and 8-figure businesses
• Since 2006, NPE has helped over 53,000+ fitness businesses in 96+ countries grow to the next level, and is responsible for driving over $1.1 billion in client revenue. NPE has been featured 8x on the Inc 500/5000 list of fastest growing companies, and has a global team based in the USA, Canada, UK, and Australia
The 7-Figure Fitness Entrepreneur Roadmap™

What do you want from your career and business? What's possible over the next 6-12 months? What strategies, systems, and tools do you need to turn your passion into a highly-profitable business that gives you freedom (so you can build an asset, not just an income stream)? Fitness entrepreneurs get stuck all the time with flatlined growth, working too many hours in the business, and burning cash. Don’t let this happen to you. In this session, you'll learn about the roadmap needed to understand where you are now, identify your most important priorities to drive consistent growth, and how to create an action plan to sell out your programs, take profitable holidays, and create a surplus of cash to fund your first (or next) facility. (Lecture Only)


• CEO of David Grey Rehab, based in Waterford, Ireland
• Biomechanics and rehabilitation specialist
• Rehabs some of world's best athletes, has delivered workshops and seminars internationally, and regularly consults with the industry's top Coaches & Therapists to help them get even better results with their own clients
(Re)Building the Foot and Ankle Complex

Let's face it, the foot can be confusing. But it doesn't have to be. It really only needs to do two things- pronate and supinate. Or put another way, open up and stiffen up. In this talk, David will teach you the simple strategies that he uses to mobilize and strengthen the foot and ankle complex. You will look at how you can bias certain shin angles and foot pressures to force the foot to react differently to the body above and the floor below. He’ll also leave you with the exact pain to performance progression that he has used to rehab/train thousands of athletes.


• 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.


• Strength & Conditioning Coach (since 2007)
• Coordinator/Professor, Endicott College
• Founder of Athletic Performance University (APU)
• Volunteer S&C Coach, Endicott College Gulls Athletics
• Adjunct Professor, Maryville University
• Ph.D. Candidate, Human & Sport Performance
Frontal Plane Fundamentals: Lower Body Training

Athletic performance hinges on your ability to possess multi-directional strength and power. In addition, building a durable and robust lower body means that the hips and knees can perform at high levels outside of just the sagittal plane. The often forgotten frontal plane, which represents side-to-side and lateral movements, is rarely discussed or trained in the world of Strength & Conditioning. This session sets out to shift that paradigm through sound training strategies, rationale and methods for immediate application.


• Founder of ProFit Marketing Solutions
• Owner of Legacy Personal Training (Scottsdale, AZ)
• Owner of SemiPrivatePro.com
• Best Selling Author of multiple fitness books including Built to Grow, Built to Deliver and Why Gyms Fail
• Host of Built to Grow: Fitness Business Podcast (500+ episodes)
The Resilient Gym: Avoid the Most Overlooked Business Blind Spots

In the engaging presentation Tim highlights the real but rarely discussed reasons behind the struggles of the fitness business. Leveraging his hands-on experience with thousands of gym owners, Tim presents a clear and practical analysis of the traps that cause gyms to fail and the strategies needed to sidestep them. Drawing from his own success as a seven-figure gym owner and a trusted business coach, Tim will uncover the unseen hurdles that prevent gym owners from realizing their business's potential. He'll share actionable insights for recognizing and correcting course, and transforming common setbacks into launchpads for success and profitability. This session is a must for current & future gym owners caught in the cycle of hard work without the desired returns. Attendees will walk away with a clear set of strategies for building a gym that stands out for its financial health and strong customer relationships, charting a course for success. (Lecture Only)


• 25 Years in the Human Performance Profession
• Chief Innovation Officer at JAG Consulting
• Lead Consultant for the U.S. Military's OHWS (Optimizing the Human Weapon System) program
• Helped create Athletes' Performance/EXOS
• Former Performance Director for Stanford University
Recovery & Regeneration: Promoting and Programming Recovery for Enhanced Performance

While the study and deployment of recovery and regeneration strategies goes back to the 1980’s, podcasts and social media have made cold plunges, saunas, and the likes commonplace. With these commonplace strategies also comes a misunderstanding surrounding the technicalities and nuances to the usage of these modalities. Furthermore, ambiguity prevails around recovery modalities and their associated prescription. From rock mats to breathing to cold plunges, understanding regeneration techniques, their purpose, and their application, will provide a better return of investment to the programming you employ for those you train.


• Over 25 years as a high performance coach, international speaker and consultant, including USA Field Hockey Women’s National Team, NCAA D-I, U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team
• Owner of BGB Fitness, (Better Get Better)
• Former multi-sport elite athlete: USA Bobsled National and World Team, USA Weightlifting 2009 National champion; 2004 & 2008 Olympic Trials competitor, D-I All-Conference gymnast, IHGF Highland Games Amateur World Championships
From Average to Elite: Guiding Yourself, Your Clients, and Your Athletes to Extraordinary Performances

What does it take to become elite? What strategies can you use to help yourself and others stand out from the crowd, reach your true potential, and produce results when it matters? Everyone has a better, ELITE version of themselves. But elite performance and coaching don’t happen by accident. In addition to a program that develops physical capabilities like strength and power, a complete high-performance program also focuses on the development and refinement of other skills and characteristics, such as adaptability, resilience, and longevity, as well as “mental toughness”, emotion regulation, and mindset. In this session, you’ll dive deeper into what it takes to unlock elite performance and learn the key foundational elements that can elevate your programs for high-performance outcomes. Ingrid will also discuss coaching guidance to help master the fundamentals of movement and maximize physical capabilities, developing an elite mindset and understanding why, how, and when to incorporate the key elements into your programs.


• 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)


• Founder and CEO of the Parisi Speed Schools, with over 110 Licensed locations Worldwide
• Author of Fascia Training: A Whole System Approach, 2019, Anatomy of Speed, Human Kinetics 2021, Fascia Training in Athletic Performance, Handspring 2023
• Recognized as one of the most successful personal training entrepreneurs in the world. Started out of a $500 dollar van in 1992. The Parisi Speed Schools has trained more than 1,000,000 Youth and High School athletes, including more than 1,000 NFL draft picks and Division I College Athletes
Fascia: Understanding Its Critical Role in Fitness and Performance in Relation to “Dynamic Systems Theory”

This session provides an in-depth exploration of fascia and its role in the human body, as well as an introduction to the physical aspect of “Dynamic Systems Theory”. Fascia, a connective tissue network, plays a crucial role in the body's structural support, movement, and overall health. Physical Dynamic Systems Theory provides a framework for understanding how various systems within the body interact and influence each other through proprioception, coordination, and biomechanics. Attendees will gain a comprehensive understanding of fascia and its integration into the broader context of physical dynamic systems using a “constraints lead approach”. Bill will apply knowledge of fascia and Physical Dynamic Systems Theory to clinical practice or personal wellness routines through the hands-on practical session.


• Owner of PatRigsby.com
• Owned and led over 30 different fitness and sports performance businesses including two different award winning fitness franchises
• Has coached many of the most successful professionals & leaders in the industry
Creating Your Weekly Client Machine

The Weekly Client Machine is a counterintuitive approach to growing your business that allows you to build a sustainable, successful operation that generates new clients week after week, with predictability and consistency. During this session, Pat will go over the entire system in detail and show you how to customize it to your business. He'll also give you templates you can use to put everything into action. If you want to create your own 'business growth machine' that works for you, day in and day out, with you overseeing the system and focusing on serving the clients it generates, this session is for you. You'll walk away knowing how to automate much of the system, the best way to adapt this to your business model so that it fits seamlessly with what you currently do and how to immediately put it into action so you can work less, earn more and operate a business you love owning. (Lecture 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)


• Owner of Happy Hour, a Boston-based network of coaches specializing in personal training and sports performance
• Formally a senior coach at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning (2009-2019)
• Formally the Senior Educator at Certified Functional Strength Coach and Clinic Director at Movement as Medicine (2015-2019)
Chronic Disease Management Through Exercise: The Role Of Fitness In Managing Conditions Like Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, And Obesity

In this presentation attendees will delve into the transformative power of physical activity in mitigating the impact of chronic health conditions. This session will explore the scientific underpinnings of how regular exercise serves as a potent preventive and therapeutic tool against a spectrum of chronic diseases, ranging from cardiovascular ailments and diabetes to obesity. Participants will gain valuable insights into the specific mechanisms through which exercise positively influences various physiological processes, empowering them to make informed lifestyle choices.


• Director of IHP in Boca Raton, Fl for 23 years
• At 64 still doing 20+ hours of personal training and ST coach for 15-20 UFC fighters each week
• Competed for 30 years in 4 combat arts and Olympic weightlifting
• Produced over 70 videos, written 17 books, and published over 300 articles in the area of strength and conditioning
• Fellow of the NSCA
The Secrets of Metabolic Training

Most people love the idea of metabolic training, yet most don’t even know what it is. Perhaps it’s because the name, in and of itself, doesn’t mean anything and it’s just the name. However, IHP assigned that name to a very specific style of training with more utility than meets the eye. In this presentation JC Santana will give you his definition of metabolic training, the reasons why that name was chosen, some of the obvious reasons for its implementation, and some not so obvious approaches to its utilization. Attendees will learn the physiological, psychological, spiritual adaptations that are brought by this exciting form of training, as well as take away some of the protocols used by thousands of IHP clients over the last 20 years! Get ready to be blown away by metabolic training, and its latest training adaptation, “Psychomotor Vigilance”. During the workshop portion of metabolic training the attendees with get to test-drive several of the protocols that have made the IHP Metabolic protocols the go-to training method for coaches from around the globe.


• Owner of Lee Taft Athletic Consulting
• Lectures to coaches, schools, and organizations both nationally and internationally on athletic development principles
• Consultant to many athletes, coaches, and teams on the development of multi-directional speed programs
Building a Multi-Directional Speed Program from Scratch

When building your speed development program there are very specific fundamentals and foundational principles that should be prioritized. An early stage of multi-directional speed development should be built around great habits of movement. These habits allow the progressions to seamlessly occur. Once athletes are in the “Reactive-Tier” phase of speed development they have proven to be proficient in multi-directional movement. The “Reactive-Tier” phase is a Decision-Making phase in which athletes no longer think about footwork- but rather how to accomplish a task as quickly as possible. Allow me to take you from Start to Finish when putting together your multi-directional speed program.


• 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)


• World Renowned Physical Therapist and Performance Coach
• Director of Physical Performance, Men's Canadian National Basketball Team
• Former Strength & Conditioning Coach, Philadelphia 76ers, NBA
• Creator of Training = Rehab continuing education and mentorship model
• Solopreneur Business Consultant
The 3 Secret Factors to Strong and Resilient Training & Rehab

Day in and day out, every coach and therapist is looking for way to be better in how they help other people. It’s always a great place to start with global perspectives that govern how we adapt, how we change, how we improve. Words like Mobility, Stability, Strength, Endurance are often the big words that we are always after. However, all of these goals have concepts that expand on the reasons and explanations how why they work and how we can make them even better. In this talk, Charlie will focus primarily on the soft tissues of the body - muscle, tendons, ligaments, nerves, vessels, and fascia. The 3 factors that are shared across all of these tissues are 1) Direction of Force, 2) Pressurization, and 3) Hydraulics. We will discuss these factors of physics in very practicals terms and demonstrations leading to how they enhance all of the adaptations these tissues are involved in. As always, Charlie’s messages are directed for both coaches and therapists working in situations of sport, generally population, rehab.

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 and two hands-on sessions 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 Providence, RI.

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

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

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