9 AM | Topic: The Healthy Runner: A Biomechanical Approach | Speaker: Gregory DeNunzio | Northwestern Health Sciences University
Seminar Description: Have an injury? Want to prevent injuries or improve performance? Join Dr. DeNunzio, Clinical Coordinator for the Biomechanics Division at Northwestern Health Sciences University, for this seminar to learn how evaluating your gait in the state of the art 3-D gait analysis lab can uncover the true source of your problem. Identifying dysfunction in your gait may be the key to injury prevention and/or improved performance!
9 AM | Topic: Refueling After Working Out | Speaker: Lucas Duppler | BiPro
Seminar Description: Lucas will explain whey protein’s benefits and how it can help people make improvements each day at the gym. He’ll discuss the amount of protein you should be eating throughout the day and offer examples of high-quality protein sources. Lucas will also dive into the world of supplementation and lay out strategies for choosing safe and effective supplements. Finally, he’ll touch on the importance of hydration and give you the tools to remain hydrated before, during and after your workout.
10 AM | Topic: Understanding Common Postural Distortions & How to Fix Them | Speaker: Todd Stebleton | Northwestern Heath Sciences University
Seminar Description: Todd will be addressing the most common postural distortions. He will delve into common causes, predictable consequences, and practical solutions. Attributes such as dietary dysfunction and problematic breathing patterns are just a couple examples of less-known causes, although common triggers, for postural distortion. Posture is the natural consequence of patterns. Identifying patterns and rewriting them will be the key focus.
10 AM | Topic: Healthy Work Day Dinner Ideas | Speaker: Colin Cody, Product Development Chef | The Wedge Co-op
Seminar Description: Join the Wedge Community Co-op to learn how to make the most of your time and minimize waste by running your kitchen like a restaurant. Flexible recipe ideas with components that can be used throughout the week to create distinct, fast, and wholesome meals. Be entered to win $100 gift card to The Wedge Co-op.
11 AM | Topic: Roll With It | Speaker: TBD | Rollga
Seminar Description: We use the Rollga foam roller in this restorative class to regenerate damaged tissue, improve circulation, prevent injury and increase mobility. Starting with guided breathing, flowing movements, relaxation, and of course, foam rolling. Your Rollga instructor will take you through a one of a kind workout. Waking up the body, increasing oxygen and blood flow by layering simple to compound movements; making this class designed for any fitness level.
11 AM | Topic: Introduction to the Hipee | Speaker: Luis Leonardo, personal trainer | Northwestern Heath Sciences University
Seminar Description: The Hipee is a user friendly, sturdy, lightweight, portable exercise tool that challenges your balance and stability and concentrates your effort due to less surface area on which to sit. Therefore, you get more overall benefit because your entire body needs to be engaged to maintain balance and stability. Born out of necessity while doing hip therapy after an injury, coach Luis took the Hipee from the bathtub to the gym floor where he discovered a whole new level of exercises that continue to grow organically. Luis Leonardo is a personal trainer, triathlon coach, triathlete, runner, cross-country single speed cyclist, and a 27 minute plank holder. Visit www.tressports.co for more information. Click here for video of the Hipee. Please note, Luis’ seminar will be an interactive product demo
12 PM | Topic: Panel Discussion On Body Image | Speaker: Dawn Bryant and Clients | Bodies by Burgoon
Seminar Description: How can a positive image of strength and health that YOU DEFINE FOR YOURSELF make you the best version of yourself? Body image means something different to everyone. Each journey to contentment, happiness, and strength is unique. And each journey manifests differently. In this panel addressing body image and the definition of true strength, meet four local individuals — each with their own journey. They’ve each used sweat and commitment to wellness (however they each define that) to uncover the strongest versions of themselves AND are inspirations to all of the people they meet.But fitness has made them the best version of themselves. The panel will be moderated by Dawn Bryant, who was featured in People, Women’s World, and Good Morning America for her healthy 140-pound weight loss. Even following her tremendous weight loss she has had health challenges but, because of a realization of strength coming from the inside, she’s been able to overcome and be content with all of who she is…and she lives to help others find that same strength and happiness.
12 PM | Topic: Going Gluten Free | Speaker: Stephanie March and Stephanie Meyer
1 PM | Topic: Not A Sad Story | Speaker: Nora McInerny Purmort l Still Kickin
Bad things happen to everyone. Actually, a lot of bad things happen to everyone. And talking about them is important, even if it’s uncomfortable. Nora McInerny’s husband and father died right after her miscarriage. Which is sad, duh, but doesn’t mean that she is a sad story. Nora is the founder of non-profit Still Kickin, host of the Terrible, Thanks for Asking podcast and the author of bestselling memoir It’s Okay To Laugh (Crying is Cool, Too). Come hang out and get uncomfortable for awhile.
1 PM | Topic: Hips & Hormones; Unique Challenges Faced by the Female Athlete | Speaker: Dr. Katie Clare | Dauntless Sport & Spine Clinic
Seminar Description: We all know men and women are built differently so when put into athletic situations we are both faced with different advantages and challenges. Join us as we focus on some physiological issues faced by the female athlete as related to all things hips (body structure) and hormones. We'll chat about cardio vs resistance training, some common overuse injuries & prevention and provide some tips for training optimization.
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