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FAI Summit 2018
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Meet your co-hosts and founders of the Functional Aging Institute: Cody Sipe, PhD and Dan Ritchie, PhD
We aren’t just PhDs! We have trained over 2,500 mature clients and have created the most comprehensive fitness certification for training mature adults. We now have certified Functional Aging Specialists in 16 countries! We aren’t just academics, researchers or creators of another certification program — we are successful business owners, our studio Miracles Fitness just had its 10 year anniversary. When the fitness industry events, associations and publications need expert speakers or writers on training or marketing to boomers and aging adults — we are who they are looking to for the latest information.
6:30 AM -
Sponsored Workout – ActivMotion Bar
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Sponsored Workout – ActivMotion Bar
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8:45 AM -
Welcome and Overview of FAI & the Functional Aging Summit
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Dan + MM Pitch
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Exhibitor Social Networking
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Sponsored Workout – ActivMotion Bar
Sponsored Workout – ActivMotion Bar
Devotional with Nisan
Dr. Dan Ritchie – MM Interview and Call to Action
Lunch Break, Mastermind Lunch (current and prospective clients)
Dan Ritchie – Business
Official Closing with Dan and Cody
Lindsay Vastola, NSCA-CPT, has served as editor for Personal Fitness Professional (PFP) since 2011 and is founder and president of Body Project (2007), a fitness and lifestyle company headquartered in Robbinsville, New Jersey. Lindsay presents and writes on topics ranging from habit change, work-life balance, emotional intelligence, and business-specific topics including industry best practices, sales, marketing strategy, and implementing successful business systems.
Jacey Gengenbach is a certified personal trainer, one of the top three finalists for the 2015 PFP Magazine Personal Trainer award. She has been in the health/fitness industry for twenty-three years. Jacey has a broad background in the fitness industry, including working with collegiate athletes, training in “big box” gym facilities, small wellness centers, physical therapy clinics, in clients’ homes, and in private studios. Her interest in fitness was piqued early on and she has continued to pursue her career so that she can always be connected to people and their wellness.
Jacey is a certified Functional Aging Specialist; she is the first person in Omaha, Nebraska to earn this recognition. She has been certified with distinction since 2000 as a personal trainer through the National Strength & Conditioning Association. Jacey has also completed the course, Integrative Core Training for the Baby Boomer and Senior Population. She is the co-author of the book “Active Aging: Functional Fitness to Renew Your Strength, Balance, and Energy for Your Best Years Yet”.
In 2005, she started training her first client with Parkinson’s Disease. Jacey has been teaching exercise classes for people diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease since 2007. It has been an honor for her to be affiliated with the Parkinson’s Health Development (PHD) program since its creation. Jacey teaches five Parkinson’s Disease specific exercise classes per week for Parkinson’s Nebraska, a local non-profit organization. She is a certified instructor for the Delay The Disease Parkinson’s Fitness Program.
Jacey’s passion comes from her daily interactions with clients and the differences that she makes in their lives. Responding to her proactive treatments and soothing methods, her clients thrive in their physical abilities, find comfort within their own bodies and are empowered in by the skills she teaches them.
Jacey is originally from Cozad, Nebraska. She is a small town girl at heart and enjoys visiting her family there. She is the founder of Survivors Rising, a domestic violence non-profit organization, as well as Jacey is the proud mother to her 8-year old son Tristan. You will often hear Tristan telling others, “My mama helps people.”
Dianne Bailey, CSCS, personal trainer, Tai Chi instructor and fourth-degree black belt is the founder and co-owner of The Conditioning Classroom, a private personal training studio in Denver, Colorado that has served the mature population for over ten years. She is the creator of the Open the Door to Tai Chi system, which empowers trainers to learn Tai Chi and incorporate this amazing form of exercise into their current offerings.
Dianne is also a published author, speaker, and regular contributor to several publications in addition to serving on the advisory board for the Human Performance Department at Arapahoe Community College. As a member of the Boomer generation, she has experienced the benefits of Tai Chi and wants to make it accessible and approachable to everyone.
Dianne McCaughey Ph.D. with a concentration in Gerontology is an international speaker, author, consultant, master trainer and presenter who has traveled the world touching lives and emphasizing optimal wellness of the mind, body and spirit. The two books she has authored are designed to coach individuals on mental and emotional wellness, as well as physical health to help them age successfully. Her mission and purpose is to educate, inspire and empower people to be the best they can be.
Dianne is an award winning fitness specialist with 30 plus years experience in personal training, group exercise, coaching, and post-rehabilitation. She is a master trainer for multiple companies including: The American Council on Exercise (ACE), The Functional Aging Institute (FAI), The Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFFA/NASM), and the International Sport and Conditioning Association (ISCA).
Christian is an Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of San Francisco and the owner of Thompson Fitness Solutions, LLC. Christian has published scientific articles on exercise programming for older adults in peer-reviewed journals such as Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, and Journal of Applied Research.
At USF, Christian is engaged in numerous research and community projects investigating exercise programming for falls prevention in older adults. These projects, including Brain Body Trainer (neuroscape.ucsf.edu) and Always Active (www.alwaysactive.org) have been externally funded by the National Institutes of Health, San Francisco Department of Aging and Adult Services, Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit Foundation, and the Moore Foundation. These works resulted in Christian receiving the Outstanding Young Researcher Award from the Council on Aging and Adult Development in 2009 and provide numerous research opportunities for undergraduate students at USF.
Christian’s professional service includes involvement with the American College of Sports Medicine by serving as Chair of the Interest Group on Aging, the Health & Fitness Summit Planning Committee and previous service to the Professional Education Committee.
Christian is a featured author on older adult exercise for the PTA Global certification program and also developed educational content for IDEA, the National Academy of Sports Medicine, TRX Training, the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Senior Fitness Association. He serves as an advisor to many industry groups and has appeared in numerous lay publications such as the ACSM Health Fitness Journal, IDEA Fitness Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, Cleveland Clinic Health Newsletter, Arthritis Advisor, and GOLF Magazine.
Steven Hadley is the 2016 FBS Personal Trainer of the Year as well as an author, speaker, and owner of Fit Body Boot Camp and Fit Body Forever in Daphne, AL. Steven has been in the fitness industry for over a decade and alongside his team has served over 3,000 clients helping them lose over 20,000lbs and 20,000 inches. His Fit Body Boot Camp location is one the first as well as one of the highest earning and most profitable amongst the franchise. His goal is to help create belief, inspire hope, and change lives within his local community. When not growing his businesses and leading his team, Steven enjoys spending time with his wife Lori and their dog Samson, cheering on the Alabama Crimson Tide football team, and reeling in giant bass on the weekends.
Michol Dalcourt is an internationally recognized industry leader in health and human performance. He is the Founder and CEO of the Institute of Motion (www.instituteofmotion.com ), inventor of ViPR (www.viprfit.com ) and Co-Founder of PTA Global (www.ptaglobal.com ). As an international lecturer and educator, Michol has authored numerous articles on human design and function.
Michol has served as Adjunct Faculty at the University of San Francisco in the Department of Sports Science and also as Faculty at the NAIT College School of Health Sciences. Michol’s highly innovative techniques have been adopted by many of the top international fitness certification bodies.
Michol has given hundreds of international lectures and has been a featured speaker at most of the world’s top fitness conferences, fitness clubs and at many colleges and universities around the world.
Michol has done extensive work in the areas of health and human performance, and consults with many of the fitness industry’s biggest companies – including Equinox, Microsoft and Nike among others.
Michol has contributed to programs for general health as well as athletes of all levels, such as college level pitchers, NHL hockey players, NLL Lacrosse players and Olympic gold medal athletes.
Michol received his education from the University of Alberta in the area of Exercise Science (Faculty of Physical Education). Other certifications include C.F.C. accreditation from the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiologists and Certified Specialist with the Canadian Association of Fitness Professionals.
Make me smarter, healthier & happier! At age 74, Stephen Jepson is living proof of his philosophy of lifetime fitness called Never Leave the Playground. Become smarter & sharper now. He rides a unicycle, juggles while balancing on a bongo board, throws knives and plays jacks with both hands, walks a tightrope, swam across Iowa’s Spirit Lake at age 66, and has won over 80 gold medals in swimming since age 65. And more. Much more.
He knows the secret is to “just keep moving” through constant play, not exercise. He’s developed toys for all ages and degrees of physical fitness to use throughout our daily lives so we never have to leave the playground no matter where we are or what we’re doing.
No matter how impaired the body has become through neglect or disease or aging, consistent movement is imperative to regainand maintain balance, stability, coordination and growth. He calls it “age proofing the brain and body,” and it can begin at any age or any condition of the body.
Stephen received his MFA in ceramics from Alfred University and was a professor at the University of Florida for eight years before starting his own company, Jepson Pottery. He’s won many awards for his pottery including having a piece purchased by the Smithsonian, and has an international following with his instructional videos and teaching seminars at his World Pottery Institute.
However, the last three years, he has committed himself to researching and documenting his theory of lifetime fitness which has culminated in Never Leave the Playground.
He can help you, too, no matter where you are in your physical journey, and he’s invented the toys and games to help us play our way to and maintain our health at any age.
Nisan Trotter is the proud author of Born Gifted and a sought after motivational speaker widely known as the Fitness Preacher. His life attest to the fact that your gifts can take you anywhere. He has been serving in ministry over 20 years, and upon graduating as a first-generation college student from Bucknell University, his professional career started as an investment advisor turned higher ed. fundraiser. He took a leap of faith by leaving a comfortable paying career to pursue his dreams of becoming a fitness entrepreneur. Trotter’s success in the fitness industry garnered national and international attention en route to winning the Fitness Business Summit Personal Trainer of the Year Award. He’s been madly in love with his beautiful bride, Yorelis, for nearly a decade, and he’s on a nonstop cheek-kissing mission with his two little boys, Onesimus and Osias!
Colin Milner is CEO of the International Council on Active Aging and founder of the active-aging industry in North America. Milner is also a leading authority on the health and well-being of the older adult, and has been recognized by the World Economic Forum as one of “the most innovative and influential minds” in the world on aging-related topics.
An award-winning writer, Milner has authored more than 300 articles. He has been published in such journals as Global Policy, and the 2016 Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics. He also contributed a chapter to the World Economic Forum book Global Population Ageing: Peril or Promise?
Milner’s speeches have stimulated thousands of business and government leaders, industry professionals and older adults worldwide. In Canada, he hosts the Age-friendly BC Community video series released by the British Columbia Ministry of Health.
Whether Fortune 500 companies, or governmental organizations, Milner’s efforts have inspired a broad spectrum of groups to seek his counsel, include amongst these:
The Canadian Minister of State (Seniors)
The Informal Meeting of the European Union Ministers of Sport
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
The World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Aging
WEF Think Tank: Preparing for Prosperous Longevity in Asia
4th International Strategy Conference on Safety and Health at Work (Germany)
US Department of Health and Human Services
US Administration on Aging
National Institute on Aging
Canadian Special Senate Committee on Aging
The Canadian Minister of State (Finance)
Vancouver Olympic Committee
BC Ministry of Healthy Living and Sport
White House Conference on Aging
In 2010, CanFitPro Association awarded Milner with its Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the Canadian fitness industry. His efforts have many seeking his insights. Among these are: CNN, BBC, ABC, Newsweek, Wall Street Journal, NY Times.
Dr. Cody Sipe
Insider Training Secrets: Where Evidence Meets Practice
In this fast-paced TED style presentation three older adult exercise experts will share some of their top training strategies to help you get better results with your clients. We have hand selected veteran trainers, each with decades of experience, to address some of the top pressing issues many trainers face dealing with older clients. If you are following the Functional Aging Training model then we know you are already getting great results with your clients but we can always learn how to be more effective. Pull out your pen and get ready to furiously take notes because these sessions will be jam-packed with great tips and strategies that you can use with your clients right away. Each speaker will have 20 minutes followed by a 15 min audience Q&A at the end.
Session 1: Reactive Balance Training Tips and Techniques
Recent research suggests that the most effective way to train balance is reactive postural control which most closely mimics a trip, slip or bump that leads to a fall. Yet most balance training exercises use planned postural control strategies. Learn how to safely and effectively incorporate reactive techniques into your training programs.
Session 2: Rocking and Rolling! Getting clients on the floor for myofascial release
Self-myofascial release can be great for older clients yet using foam rollers can be difficult for them to use and can take up valuable time teaching them proper technique. The solution? Get them on the hard floor rolling around. This session will share some great techniques and strategies on how to use the floor for myofascial release with the added benefit of stimulating the vestibular system.
Session 3: F.L.E.E.: Functional Living Exercises for Everyone
Trainers will learn practical strategies to train diverse groups of clients safely, effectivel, and efficiently.
Cody Sipe, PhD, is an experienced professor, researcher and fitness professional with advanced expertise in functional exercise and aging. As an author and speaker, he has shared his innovative, evidence-based functional training techniques for aging adults with thousands of fitness professionals around the world. As vice president of the Functional Aging Institute an
The Trajectory Sales System - How to Close 9/10 Mature Clients on Long-Term Memberships
Your marketing is working and you now have ten new consults with mature adults. How are you going to close the deal? It isn’t going to be by focusing on six-pack abs and skinny jeans. And it isn’t going to be by telling them that getting stronger will help them to get off the toilet independently either. To be ultra successful in closing mature clients on long-term memberships, you need to connect with them on a deeply emotional and practical level without focusing on the negative aspects of getting older. Learn how to use the innovative Trajectory Sales approach that consistently closes more than 9/10 clients on long-term memberships. You will find out how to determine their true “hot buttons” and how to best communicate the value of your program using a “whole-brain” approach and terminology that is important to them. Plus, discover what common “rules” of fitness sales that you absolutely have to break when selling to mature adults. This session will revolutionize your approach to selling fitness to older clients.
Dan Ritchie, PhD, is a recognized leader in exercise programming for older adults and was honored with the 2014 Personal Trainer of the Year award by Personal Fitness Professional (PFP) magazine. He has a broad background in the fitness industry in training and management that has included commercial, non-profit, hospital and university-based facilities. During his career, Dan has worked successfully with Division I athletes as well as with special populations including post-stroke, Parkinson’s, Fibromyalgia and Alzheimer’s. He is the president of the Functional Aging Institute and co-owner of Miracles Fitness, a one-on-one and small group training facility specializing in mature clients.