The Inland Empire Fitness Conference
The Spokane Club
1002 W Riverside Ave, Spokane, WA 99201, USA
The Inland Northwest's premier continuing education event for fitness professionals
Our goal is to empower you through education by bringing in some of the fitness industry's top educators and fitness professionals, meeting new people and providing a fun environment in which to network.
**Earn up to 1.2 CEU's from NSCA, NASM, AFAA and ACE**
Pre-Conference Event (0.4 CEU's)
Friday, March 24thEvaluating and Applying Research in the Fitness Industry + VIP dinner Max of 20 attendees
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM | Registration
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Part 1: Evaluating Research in the Fitness Industry by James Krieger, MS
This presentation instructs students how to evaluate research in the fitness industry.
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Part 2: Applying Evidence Based Practice in the Fitness Industry by Brad Dieter, PhD
This presentation instructs students how to utilize the skills and tools of evaluating research and applying it to practice.
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM | VIP Dinner
Inland Empire Fitness Conference (0.8 CEU's)
Saturday, March 25th
7:15 AM – 7:45 AM | Registration
7:45 AM – 8:00 AM | Introduction
8:00 AM – 8:50 AM | The Effects of High-Intensity Interval Training on People with Type 2 Diabetes by April Davis, MS, ACSM-CEP, RDN
This presentation will demonstrate the current evidence to support the use of HIIT in clinical practice, and how to work with an exercise physiologist to implement or prescribe this type of training for patients who have type II diabetes.
9:00 AM – 9:50 AM | 3 Principles to Make Strength Training More Joint Friendly by Tim Arndt, MS
This lecture will teach you the basic concepts of how to make any strength training exercise more joint friendly utilizing biomechanics to reduce joint forces.
10:00 AM – 10:50 AM | Bodyweight Regulation – What Really Controls the Scale by Brad Dieter, PhD
This presentation will discuss the mechanisms of body weight regulation and dissect current models and instantiate a new way of viewing body weight regulation.
11:00 AM – 11:50 AM | Metabolism Myth – Impact of NEAT on Body Composition by James Krieger, MS
The presentation takes the audience through the various components of energy expenditure, their roles in weight regulation, and why NEAT has by far the strongest impact.
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | Catered Lunch
1:00 PM – 1:50 PM | Challenging the HIT Trend – Is a dose of Low-Intensity exercise Training an Ideal Physiological Prescription? by Vanessa Martinez, PhD
This lecture teaches trainers to recognize the need to find a compromise between the ideal physiological prescription and a manageable behavior prescription in order to allow adherence to be sufficient for health improvements.
2:00 PM – 2:50 PM | Defining Functional Training & What Makes an Exercise Functional by Tim Arndt, MS
Should we train motions or muscles? This lecture will attempt to answer that by taking a critical look at the definition of functional training and what makes an exercise functional.
3:00 PM – 3:50 PM | Fructose Metabolism: What the Science Really Tells Us by Brad Dieter, PhD
This presentation will discuss the role of fructose in human metabolism and how it relates to health and disease.
4:00 PM – 4:50 PM | The Science of Sugar – Impact of Sugar on Body Composition by James Krieger, MS
This presentation looks at the impacts of sugar intake on body composition, the history of why sugar is often blamed for obesity and addresses the potential mechanisms as to how sugar might contribute to obesity, then looks to see if there is any scientific data to support these mechanisms.
4:50 PM – 5:10 PM | Raffle prizes
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Dinner & Networking at Luigi’s (not required; separate charge of ~$35/person. Cash only)
*All topics are lecture and discussion based
VIP + Conference