CHEK faculty member, Carl Weston, will be presenting at the canfitpro expo in Vancouver, BC this November! Details of his sessions throughout the weekend are below:
Friday, November 16th :: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm :: How To Empower Change in Your Clients
Adopting long-term healthy habits is one of the hardest behavioral changes for many people. Empower yourself – and your clients – with practical techniques for creating and managing progressive, effective, long-term change. You will learn why it is essential to have a chief goal, dream or motive as the basis of the change process, and how to guide clients through the change process in key areas such as creating happiness, exercising effectively, resting effectively and healthy eating. You’ll come away with tools, techniques and useful forms that you can implement with your clients the very next day!
Saturday, November 17th :: 8:00 am – 9:15 am :: Does That ‘Functional’ Exercise Improve Function?
The word “functional” is used to describe a multitude of different exercises, but what makes an exercise truly functional? Starting with functional anatomy and moving through client needs assessments, you will learn a simple but highly effective framework you can use to help design exercise programs that are really fun and functional! This lecture goes far beyond a cookie-cutter approach, showing you how to analyze individual exercises and assess their application for a specific client. Once you have this foundational knowledge, critical analysis of exercise trends and technologies is made easier, allowing you to think and reason rather than just follow the herd, resulting in superior program design skill and greatly improved results for your clients.
Saturday, November 17th :: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm :: Surrounding the Dragon of Back Pain: An Integrative Holistic Approach
Back pain affects many clients, yet its etiology and progression can be multidimensional. By approaching clients from a holistic perspective, using the hierarchy of control centers in the body to determine exercise priorities, you’ll understand how back pain is often an expression of an imbalance in the body, rather than purely musculoskeletal. Learn how key stabilizers of the spine and core are linked to the function of the respiratory system and how feed-forward and feedback loops within these areas contribute to back pain. Come away with practical approaches to working with clients suffering from chronic back pain.
Saturday, November 17th :: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm :: Practical Approaches to SI Joint Pain
Sacroiliac (SI) joint pain is a debilitating and problematic issue. Often confused with low back pain, it can arise from many causes. Furthermore, asymmetrical flexibility or poor posture increases the likelihood of SI joint dysfunction and pain, particularly when increased loads are added. Get the knowledge and skills to identify clients suffering from SI joint pain and avoid creating problems in clients at risk from SI joint issues. You’ll learn the CHEK Institute formula for creating effective stretching, stabilization, and strengthening programs for clients with SI joint pain, and understand when you need to refer at-risk clients for medical assistance.
Sunday, November 18th :: 8:00 am – 9:30 am :: Flatten Your Abs Forever
Everyone dreams of flat abs, but all too often sees little or no result from exercise or dieting – the dreaded paunch remains despite being able to perform hundreds of crunches! This lecture explains all the reasons why your exercise program may not be getting the results it should. Learn the common problems that prevent people from achieving flat abs including ineffective exercise programming, poor nutritional habits, hormonal imbalance, gynecological and gastrointestinal disorders and much more. Understand important factors to look for when assessing your clients and how multidisciplinary programs can really work to condition and flatten abdominals.