Concurrent Sessions 3 • Select from 5 choices • See page 10 in the Program Guide for full details.
3A — Older Adult Training: The Great Method to Make It Fun — Melanie Morrissette
This session will go over the great method to making older adult and the osteofit program interesting and fun for participants.Older adult programs often focus on fall prevention and the same exercises come back on a regular basis. To make it interesting for instructors and participants, classes have to be fun! Melanie will focus on games that play and important part in working on speed, coordination, agility, memory, etc.
3B — Shoulder to SHOWlder — Kim Bond
Learn the process of creating a set of shoulders that are mobile, strong and flexible. We'll participate in creative and fun activities that allow us to communicate easily about S.I.T.S . with our clients and members. Being creative will encourage your clients to engage in exercises and areas that generally overlooked and problematic in today's technological world.
3C — Inclusive Yoga Teaching — Gaylene Thoeny
Ensuring a welcoming experience for all shapes, sizes and abilities in your Yoga class. Discover teaching tools such as the importance of neutral, non-triggering language when offering cues, and how to present modifications that create a sense of confidence, success and ease. Learn how to use props to create accessibility to ensure the poses comfortably fit our bodies rather than fitting our bodies into the pose.
3D — Creating a Safe Space for Everyone — Michael Marousek
Your goal is to help the patrons of your facility to get healthy, but sometimes you feel like you are a security staff in the fitness centre. This can be our reality. If that is your case then this session will help you make the unwanted duty less stressful. Combining the components of the Non-Violent Crisis Intervention program, industry's leading practices and innovative solutions from around the globe, this session will enhance your toolbox as a Fitness Attendant with a focus on improving your ability to provide a safe space for everyone, especially for yourself.
3E — Client Drop-Out Prevention Strategies — André Potvin
Did you know that 80% of new and returning clients quit within the first 2-months of training? Did you also know that this is totally preventable? Join André Noel Potvin as he outlines the key reasons for this high drop-out rate and how you can prevent it from happening. In this lecture, you will learn your client’s development level of competence and commitment and then choose the most appropriate prevention strategy to maximize motivation and exercise adherence. Finally, you will be able to identify primary and secondary factors influencing your client’s progress and implement effective “drop-out” prevention strategies.