CPTN Conference 2016 Session Information

Friday, June 3, 2016 Preconference Sessions – All sessions include a light lunch

PCA: Original Strength – Pressing Reset

Tim Anderson, BSc, CSCS

The Original Strength System seeks to restore and free people through movement. We believe that we were all made to be strong and resilient, but habits and society have caused us to stop moving as we were created to move. You were born with an operating system and over time, it needs to be rebooted, or as we say, you simply need to Press Reset. In this 1-Day Original Strength Pressing RESEST workshop you will learn how to help yourself and/or clients improve the quality of their lives by helping them regain their original strength. Your body will be reintroduced to developmental patterns like diaphragmatic rolling, rocking, and crawling. With this, the nervous system can be reset, reflexive strength can be regained, and mobility can be restored. These developmental patterns also take advantage of the brain’s neuroplasticity by creating, establishing, and myelinating neural connections between the left and right hemispheres of the brain, thus nourishing the brain and making it more efficient. The healthier and more efficient the brain, the healthier and more efficient the body.

This is an experiential workshop in which you are not just listening, but moving and engaging in the course. Attendees will learn what the vestibular system is, what it does, and why it is important, and how to effectively train it; be able to teach and cue proper diaphragmatic breathing in several different positions; be able to demonstrate and teach developmental patterns and their regressions; will learn how to implement Original Strength into daily life and learn why it is beneficial to do so; and experience what it’s like to press reset and feel it’s effects during the workshop.

Note: This session is activity-based. Please wear training gear and bring a Yoga mat. A light lunch is included.

Time: 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM / Fee: $229 CAD + HST member; $310 CAD + HST non-member / CECs: CPTN-7, CSEP-5, NSCA-0.7, OFC-7

PCB: I Am Strong – How to Align Thoughts, Beliefs And Emotions to Reach Fitness Goals Faster Than Ever Before

Karsten Jensen, MSc, CPTN-CPT.M, CHEK Practitioner L2, CHEK HLC L3

The interactive workshop teaches philosophical insights and simple but very powerful techniques that you can use to help your clients align their thoughts, beliefs and emotions to reach their fitness goals faster than ever before.

In this session we will discuss:

  • Biocentrism
  • The Zero Point Field
  • How to Set S.M.A.R.T.R goals
  • The Observer Effect
  • How to reduce fatigue and recover faster
  • The Matter over Mind Protocol using the cognitive intelligence
  • The Surrender Technique
  • How to use visualization to increase the effectiveness of the workout without adding training time
  • How to meditate during each set or interval

Disclaimer: This workshop deals with alignment of thoughts, beliefs and emotions to reach fitness goals faster.

Note: A light lunch is included.

Time: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM / Fee: $229 CAD + HST member; $310 CAD + HST non-member / CECs: CPTN-7, CSEP-5, NSCA-0.7, OFC-7

PCC: Fascial Posture Training System (FPTS)

Melissa Putt, BA

The Fascial Posture Training System explores the complex nature of fascial webbing and the fascial lines. All sports activity and fitness training positions/postures are maintained through the tension and compression forces of fascia (not tight muscles as was once believed). All exercise from weight lifting, cardio training, stretching and functional training can be enhanced with a thorough understanding of fascial tension. The Fascia Training System teaches the art of reading fascial tension, and how it affects posture and physical ability. It is a practical course detailed with a thorough toolbox of fascial pin and stretch release techniques. Learn how to feel the fascia, release its tension, and help clients avoid common pain and strain patterns. Fascia Posture Training will accelerate fitness goals whether sports, weight loss or agility. Understanding fascia is the root of all physical change.

Note: This course is physical and lecture based. Please remove shoes and socks. A light lunch is included.

Time: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM / Fee: $229 CAD + HST member; $310 CAD + HST non-member / CECs: CPTN-7, CSEP-5, NSCA-0.7, OFC-7

PCD: Healthy Preparation for Bodybuilding/Fitness Model

David Sandler, MSc, ABD, FNSCA, FISSN, CISSN, CSCS,*D; RSCC,*D; ACSM-HFD, ACSM-HFI

Whether you are looking to be a model, fitness competitor or someone looking to show off their body on the beach, two things stand between you and your goals: desire and commitment. The world’s best physiques didn’t get there by taking shortcuts, but it may not be as impossible a task as it may seem. The answer, however, doesn’t lie in your physiology and nutrition texts; rather, it is that tabooed grey area that science is afraid to explore. Join David Sandler, as he takes you on a behind-the-scenes journey as to what it takes to transform your body. This workshop will you show you safe and effective nutrition and supplementation strategies along with the training methods employed by the industry’s top professionals to build that award-winning shape.

Note: A light lunch is included.

Time: 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM / Fee: $219 CAD + HST member; $299 CAD + HST non-member / CECs:CPTN-7, CSEP-5, NSCA-0.7, OFC-7

PCE: MMA Conditioning Coach – Level 1 Course

Ross O’Donnell, BA, CPT

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is the newest phenomenon to sweep North America. As a coach of a competitive MMA club and personal trainer, I find that 95% of those who come through the door are MMA fans that recognize the benefits of training authentically to improve overall fitness, learn proper self-defense and satisfy a passion, but aren’t interested in the full-contact competitive side of the sport that occurs in the Octagon. Learn real MMA conditioning training, striking techniques, combinations and floor bag-work designed by a Certified Competitive MMA Coach and Certified Personal Trainer for the ultimate in authenticity and fitness, ensuring a safe and efficient class or personal training session. This workshop is specifically designed for you, the trainer, to tap into that market by incorporating authentic MMA drills including rope training, obstacle course, agility training, cardio training, strength training, boxing & kicking focus pad training, and ground & pound floor bag work into a rigorous training program format perfect for a specialty class format. Candidates must complete a take-home exam to qualify for certification distinction.

Note: A light lunch is included.

Time: 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM / Fee: $219 CAD + HST member; $299 CAD + HST non-member / CECs: CPTN-7, CSEP-5, NSCA-0.7, OFC-7

PCG: CPTN Yoga Level 3 – Yoga for Athletes and Personal Trainers

Michael Chapman, E-RYT 200, CPTN-CPT.M, CPTN-CYS

Serious athletes understand that muscle balance and flexibility are key components to remaining injury-free. Originally created by local yoga guru Caron Shepley, this program is specifically designed to increase strength, flexibility and muscle balance in athletes. This seven-hour workshop, which is geared to demonstrating how a trainer can incorporate yoga into clients’ training sessions, will include a brief history of yoga, basic theory of pranayama and asana practice, discussion about different types of yoga, the practice of sun salutations and other warm-ups, the practice of specific postures and explanations about how athletes in specific sports might benefit from this kind of yoga practice.

Note: This session is activity-based. Please wear training gear and bring a Yoga mat. A light lunch is included.

Time: 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM / Fee: $229 CAD + HST member; $310 CAD + HST non-member / CECs: CPTN-7, CSEP-5, NSCA-0.7, OFC-7

Saturday, June 4, 2016 – Conference Sessions – Lunch Served to All Delegates

CECs: CPTN-7, CSEP-5, IYCA-4, NSCA-0.6-0.7, OFC-7

8:30 AM to 9:30 AM

SA1A: Beyond “Sets And Reps” – Understanding Periodization of Time Under Tension to Maximize Training Outcome (L)

Karsten Jensen, MSc, CPTN-CPT.M, CHEK Practitioner L2, CHEK HLC L3

Newer research points to the fact that “set x repetitions” (e.g. 3 x 8-12) is an inadequate description of the training program. Particularly, time under tension for each repetition has a significant influence on the training outcome. The repetition speed is often chosen randomly and/or based on personal bias and almost never systematically periodized. In this workshop you will learn the new science behind the effects of slower and faster tempos, and how to integrate both in a periodized plan in order to maximize the training outcome. Additionally, you will get to try examples of each type of tempo.

SA1B: The Good, Bad and Ugly of the Supplement Industry (L)

David Sandler, MSc, ABD, FNSCA, FISSN, CISSN, CSCS,*D; RSCC,*D; ACSM-HFD, ACSM-HFI

After spending the last six years on the backside of the Sports Nutrition industry, formulating products for some of the industry’s top supplement companies, performing R&D for major ingredient suppliers and improving manufacturing processes, David Sandler gives you a bird’s-eye view of the industry from product conception to consumer consumption. Whether you are a trainer, coach or consumer, this lecture will “divulge all”so that you can understand the subtle nuances, see the truth and make the best choices possible for you and your clients when it comes to sports nutrition and supplementation.

SA1C: Exercise and Mental Health (L)

Igor Klibanov, BA, CPT

In this course, participants will learn specific exercise protocols to support their clients who have mental health issues and have been cleared to exercise with a fitness professional. They will also learn mechanisms behind the efficacy of exercise in mental health. The presentation will present a review of the available literature on the most effective frequency, intensity, duration and type of exercise for depression, anxiety, and mood.

SA1D: Meditation (WS)

Angela Jervis-Read, BA, YTT

Our thoughts are the beginning of the manifestation of our lives. We are what we think. Learning to meditate is valuable for everyone. Spending time with our feelings and recurrent thinking patterns teaches us a lot about ourselves. Meditation is daunting for many. The misconception that we are trying “not to think” is a misunderstanding that makes meditation seem boring and impossible. This course will teach you fundamental techniques from both the Buddhist and Yoga traditions. With practice, the meditator’s life becomes less stressful, relationships are easier to navigate, and health in both body and mind improve. In this course, participants will learn specific exercise protocols to support their clients who have mental health issues and have been cleared to exercise with a fitness professional. They will also learn mechanisms behind the efficacy of exercise in mental health. The presentation will present a review of the available literature on the most effective frequency, intensity, duration and type of exercise for depression, anxiety, and mood.

Note: This session is activity-based. Please wear training gear and bring a Yoga mat.

9:45 AM to 11:15 AM

SA2A: Mastering the Midlife Makeover (L)

Mike Demeter, BPHE (Honours), CFA, CMT, PICP™ 3, Biosignature Practitioner, FST, PTS

Usually we think, “Exercise to get healthy,” but with the 50+ trainee, it’s often quite the opposite and is, in fact, “Get healthy to exercise.” The 50+ (or to be honest the 35+ stressed/toxic executive) is a product of poor life choices and carrying a toxic load typically stored in their body fat. And you thought it would only involve watching them curl properly? This is an elegant symphony of healers – from Chiropractors to Physiotherapists to Naturopaths. It’s nice to know much, but the legalities of professing to diagnose all put the trainer in a vulnerable position. For the younger trainer that has not experienced the ardours of compromised aging, it becomes very difficult to establish a need hierarchy as well as gain faith that they possess the acumen, when questioned by the client twice their age. At 50, most clients wish to look 40 and have no desire to pretend they’re 30. With this as your mantra, expect this lecture to establish a safe, effective and motivating process that actualizes the healer in all of us.

SA2B: How to Fix a Broken Diet: 3 Ways to Get Your Eating – Or A Client’s – On Track (L)

Dr. John Berardi, PhD, CSCS

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 bytes, they don’t actually help people fix their eating. Dr. John Berardi can help. In this presentation, he shares his entire framework for helping clients fix their “broken diets” and get on track when it comes to eating right. He can even help if your diet needs some fixing too.

SA2C: How to Advertise Yourself (L)

Roland Semprie, D.SCENAR, MNLP, MTET, MHT, MES, EST, BA (Honours)

Join Roland Semprie as he presents a TED-style talk that describes and details ten immediately useful techniques, solutions and ways on how you can advertise yourself. He will also provide you with a bonus advertising technique, solution and way all wrapped into one that will increase your reputation; always keep you on the radar of media; develop trust among your peers, clients and anyone else who will come across your name; and solidify you as the go-to expert in the area you want to be known.

SA2D: Yoga for Strength (WS)

Michael Chapman, E-RYT 200, CPTN-CPT.M, CPTN-CYS

Yoga is known for improving flexibility, but yoga can also be an excellent form of strength training. Enjoy a specialized workout with Certified Personal Trainer and Registered Yoga Teacher Mike Chapman as he takes you through an intense workout using techniques from his Breathe Into Motion Yoga System. Core strength, stabilizer strength, upper and lower body strength techniques will be addressed in this high-energy program. Prepare to sweat!

Note: This session is activity-based. Please wear training gear. and bring a Yoga mat.

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

SA3A: The Anatomy of a Squat (WS)

Dr. Alwyn Wong, DC, BSc

Learn how to build explosiveness and strong, muscular legs by mastering the king of all exercises. The Anatomy of the Squat workshop will break down the movement and provide you with the tools to squat – all the way down and remain injury free. Mastering the squat involves understanding the muscular anatomy related to it. This workshop will cover how to test and engage the muscles that are often neglected during the squat.

Note: This session is activity-based. Please wear training gear.

SA3B: Sleep Your Way to Weight Loss (L)

Kathy Smart, RNC, RSNA, PTS, HTC

Lack of sleep is the 1 reason for your clients’ lack of energy, mood issues and inability to lose belly fat. Find out why sleep is a key element to your client’s success and the five simple steps I recommend my clients take to help them not only get a better night’s sleep, but better results in their weight loss struggles.

SA3C: All Insurance Policies are the Same…Right? (L)

Diana Bereas, CAIB, CRM

All insurance policies are not created equal. They contain exclusions or clauses that limit coverage availability, and in the event of a claim you want to ensure that your policy delivers what you are paying for. I will dig deeper into the wordings and showcase where some policies may fall short in providing coverage for the work you are doing. We will review a number of claims examples including information on what suits have been settled for and how coverage was or was not triggered. Also, we will discuss how claims affect your policy going forward. Join me for an interactive seminar on protecting your business with the right insurance.

SA3D: Ashtanga Yoga (WS)

Janis Williams, BRec, BEd, CPTN-CYS, YTT 200

Ashtanga Primary Series is known as the most physically challenging yet most effective yoga style for the nervous system. We will move through the traditional postures of half Primary Series, with all modifications and safety elements offered as needed, offering a fantastic class for all levels.

Note: This session is activity-based. Please wear training gear and bring a Yoga mat.

12:30 PM to 1:00 PM

LUNCHEON: Lunch Served to All Delegates

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Luncheon Address – The Complete Fitness Professional: How To Use Your Passion For Fitness To Create A Successful Career And Change Lives (L)

Dr. John Berardi, PhD, CSCS

You’re dedicated to eating well and exercising. You want to help change the lives of others. But sometimes you just don’t know what education you need. Or how to create a real career out of your hobby. In this “can’t miss” seminar, Dr. John Berardi – one of the world’s most successful fitness pros – outlines the blueprint. By the end, you’ll see that helping people lead healthier lives isn’t just the world’s most important job – if done right, it can also be the world’s most financially and emotionally rewarding.

2:15 PM to 3:45 PM

SA4A: 30-Minute Warrior Circuit (WS)

Ross O’Donnell, BA, CPT

This session is designed by Canadians for Canadians. The biggest reason given as to why people don’t exercise is, “I don’t have time” – that excuse just got knocked out! Experience the ultimate “30-Minute Circuit” combining Boxing, Kickboxing, MMA, Cardio and Strength. Come away with the knowledge and skill to put together your own warrior circuit-training program. Proper setup, technique and deployment of the drills will be demonstrated for your use with clients of all fitness and skill levels.

Note: This session is activity-based. Please wear training gear.

SA4B: Comprehensive Pre- & Post-Natal Training (L)

Laura Berry, BSc (Honours), CPTN-CPT, CSIA-3, CSCF-2

Pre- and Post-Natal fitness has gone through a revolution over the last 10-20 years with more research being done daily. The benefits to a mother and baby from a customized fitness program are extensive. It is important for trainers to understand the physical and emotional changes that happen so they can safely guide their clients through a healthy pregnancy as well as regain their fitness post-delivery. We will discuss all aspects of pregnancy from physical limitations and modifications to emotional support and understanding. We will touch on nutrition, special high-risk conditions as well as program development for different levels of fitness.

SA4C: Cholesterol and Health (L)

Melissa Putt, BA

Cholesterol is the modern dilemma of proper nutrition. The medical guideline for healthy cholesterol ranges has varied several times over the past decade, and more medications are being dispensed annually to healthy people. If you have ever wondered about the validity of diet and prescription recommendations for cholesterol lowering, this lecture will shed light on this very controversial nutrition topic. The lecture will give a detailed overview of cholesterol and fat metabolism, a history of the cholesterol recommendations and handouts that support what cholesterol options exist.

SA4D: Yoga and Fascia (WS)

Angela Jervis-Read, BA, YTT

Fascia is the tissue that binds and holds all of our parts in place. It is a communication system in and of itself, and is a network that unifies all systems of our body and mind. Fascial patterns determine your posture and how your bones articulate at joints. The practice of yoga, specifically yin yoga, is an incredible way to influence the fascial matrix. Yin yoga is an effective way to control chronic pain and to relieve the discomfort of arthritis. Yin yoga is amazing for unlocking holding patterns created by repetitive movements – very useful for athletes.

Note: This session is activity-based. Please wear training gear and bring a Yoga mat.

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

SA5A: New Tools and Programming for Group Training (WS)

Marc Lebert, BA, CPT, NLP Practitioner

From the inventor of the EQualizer® and Buddy System™, this session is sure to keep your group fitness sessions fresh, fun and challenging, incorporating Lebert Fitness System’s latest invention, the New SRT (Spring Resistance Training) Barbell™! Spring into some lifting like you’ve never seen before, increase your Equalizer IQ and fall in love with your Buddy! All this worked into some dynamic class programming. This session has everything!

Note: This session is activity-based. Please wear training gear.

SA5B: Optimizing The Shoulder Complex (L)

Dr. Nick Tsaggarelis, BKin, DC, DAc, MEd

The shoulder functions as a complex of integrated actions by various muscles and joints. Optimal functioning is dependent on adequate activity in the various components. In this lecture, you will deepen your understanding of the functioning shoulder complex, including the key mistakes made in program design that leads to and contributes to shoulder-related injuries.

SA5C: Balancing Hormones for Weight Loss (L)

Tanya Caruana, MBA, RHN

Your clients may appear to be doing all the right things – exercising and consuming the right number of calories as prescribed by their nutritionist – yet they still struggle to lose weight, especially around the abdomen. Their hormones may be hindering their weight loss efforts. Join Registered Holistic Nutritionist Tanya Caruana as she discusses the important role our hormones play in managing our weight. Learn what hormones may be undermining your clients’ weight loss efforts, in order to help you better understand where to direct your clients for further assistance.

SA5D: Yoga Modifications and Prop Use (WS)

Michael Chapman, E-RYT 200, CPTN-CPT.M, CPTN-CYS

Yoga postures can be inaccessible for some. Learn how to use yoga props and posture modifications with Certified Personal Trainer and Registered Yoga Teacher Mike Chapman. Mike will show you valuable techniques from his Breathe Into Motion Yoga System to meet the needs of every yoga practitioner. Nuance your fitness instruction with ideas that will allow inclusive participation no matter what challenges your clients face. The program is packed with useful tips for safe and effective yoga practice and fitness.

Note: This session is activity-based. Please wear training gear and bring a Yoga mat.

Legend

  • WS – indicates a workshop session that consists of both lecture and practical applications
  • L – indicates a lecture session