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Medical Fitness Tour: Chicago, IL

Join us Thursday, October 25 and Friday, October 26, 2018 in Chicago, IL at the Hilton Chicago, as part of the Club Industry Show 2018. This two day event will offer fitness & allied health professionals an opportunity to grow their knowledge in the field of medical fitness. We’re excited to welcome experts in the fields who will present on a wide range of topics in prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of chronic disease/medical conditions.

Medical Fitness Tour Chicago registration includes:

  • Nine educational sessions with CEUs/CECs (See FAQ tab below for CEU details)
  • Two 90-minute lunch & learn discussion groups
  • Networking and Expo
  • Complimentary 1-year professional MedFit Network Membership ($169 value). MFN is a national registry of fitness, wellness and allied health professionals. MFN membership for new members only.
  • Free access to select Club Industry events:
    • Exhibit Hall (Thursday-Friday)
    • Welcome Reception
    • Networking Nightcap
    • Morning workouts

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J.R. Burgess is the CEO of Rejuv Medical and MedFit. In 2009, he partnered with Dr. Joel Baumgartner, MD with the purpose to change the direction of the current healthcare crisis. Together they developed a successful 27,000 sq. ft., integrated medical center that utilizes medical fitness, functional medicine and regenerative orthopedics to restore health and vitality to their patients.
Working with breast cancer patients and survivors requires empathy, compassion, and comprehensive knowledge of the subject matter. This session will give you insight into the practical, hands-on skills needed to guide patients through treatment into recovery and long-term survivorship. No two cancer patients are the same; which is why it’s critical to completely individualize programming.

Learn a comprehensive, step-by-step process from renowned expert Andrea Leonard, president and founder of the Cancer Exercise Training Institute and ACE partner.
How do we train clients safely, effectively and intensely with joint replacements? With our ever exploding aging population, clients with joint replacements are becoming commonplace. There is no need to fear working with clients with joint replacements, but having a few unique tips and tactics will help, especially when dealing with clients with hip and knee replacements.

Co-Founder of the Functional Aging Institute, Dan has a broad background in the fitness industry including training and management in commercial and university/hospital-based fitness, for-profit, not for-profit and educational facilities. His primary areas of expertise are in personal training for special populations: athletes, pregnancy, blind, stroke recovery, Parkinsons, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, Fibromyalgia, Alzheimers, etc.
Lunch & Learn Panel: How to Create Relationships with Medical & Allied Health Professionals

Panelists: J.R. Burgess, Dr. Evan Osar, and Dan Ritchie

Discussion panel starts promptly at 1:00pm

Vendors scheduled at Expo:
K9 Fit Club
Urban Poling
Explore the biggest threat to the quality life of older adults: devastating falls. Learn how to assess older clients/patients for fall risk using three validated functional assessments. This will include training on objective scoring and movement analysis for each assessment which are essential in developing the most effective exercise program for each individual. Attendees will be given a systematic Fall Prevention Program Matrix that can be used to program for their clients/patients.

Christian is an Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of San Francisco, and has published scientific articles on exercise programming for older adults.
The one-size-fits-all model of health is outdated and can leave your clients feeling frustrated and uninspired. Genetic testing and the truly personalized approach to wellness that it affords, is the future of preventive health. This session will help you to understand the science behind genetic testing related to lifestyle and health markers, and use that information to tailor nutrition and exercise programs that are personalized to the individual.

Jessica Knurick is a researcher and nutrition educator with a passion for preventive healthcare. Jessica is a registered dietitian with a PhD in physical activity, nutrition, and wellness. She is the Director of Clinical Product & Education at Toolbox Genomics, a company that uses analyzes your unique DNA testing results to give you a personalized, scientific, easy-to-understand Health Action Plan™, a powerful lifestyle plan that will help you make all the right choices.
Regroup after dinner and unwind from the day with a little dessert and a nightcap. Relax and network with your peers. Part of the Club Industry Show. Included in your Medical Fitness Tour registration
The need for prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of chronic disease continues to outpace the qualified resources available to serve those who need it most. Despite more accessible information and education and a more widely accepted holistic approach to health, there is a significant gap between the care a patient receives and the healthy lifestyle habits that can prevent and manage disease. There are exciting and limitless opportunities for healthcare professionals from all corners of the care continuum and highly-qualified fitness professionals to collaborate and work in synergy to have a direct impact on the growing national health crisis.
This session reviews the basic principles of longevity science and the scientific evidence showing we can win the war on cancer right now, with adherence to a diet-style rich in anti-cancer phytochemicals; which also prevents against heart disease, strokes and dementia.

Learning Objectives
  • Use Nutrient per Calorie Density to structure dietary recommendations and understand how nutritional science can impact the aging process and prevent disease
  • Understand the differences between various high-carbohydrate foods that affects their influence on health.
  • Identify foods that positively and negatively affect hormones that contribute to disease and premature aging.
  • Identify the foods with the most powerful effects to prevent cancer and how to incorporate those foods into one’s dietary portfolio
Dr. Furhman is a board-certified family physician, best-selling author and nutritional researcher, who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional methods.
Brunch & Learn Discussion
Eat and Cook To Live – Nutritional Science In Your Kitchen. Moderated by Dr. Joel Fuhrman

Discussion starts promptly at 1:00pm

Vendors scheduled at Expo:
K9 Fit Club
Urban Poling
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), hundreds of millions of people suffer every day from chronic respiratory diseases. Currently 235 million people have asthma, 64 million people have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) while millions have allergic rhinitis and other often-underdiagnosed chronic respiratory diseases. Respiratory diseases do not discriminate and affect people of every race, sex, and age. Some of your clients may suffer from a respiratory disease and you may be an important source for relief. Fitness professionals can effectively work with those who have a respiratory disease providing them with a better quality of life through movement.

You'll learn fundamental information on respiratory anatomy and physiology, types of respiratory diseases, causes of respiratory diseases, signs and symptoms of respiratory diseases, and traditional treatment for respiratory diseases.

Learn how to design and prescribe a proper exercise program including basic nutrition to improve the quality of life for your clients with respiratory disease. With progression tracking, your clients can experience a gradual and pleasant growth in their health and fitness status. You as their health and fitness coach can provide a positive experience to facilitate an effective path to better health and wellness.
Learn the different types of cardiovascular disease and how they affect exercise capacity. Examine classes of pharmaceuticals and their mechanism of action and how they alter blood pressure, heart rate, and other physiological parameters. Attendees will gain knowledge to effectively design aerobic exercise programs, resistance training, and balance training for these clients.

Eric Lemkin, MS, He spent 4 years in Cardiac, Pulmonary, and Cancer Rehab at a hospital-based wellness center in Raleigh, NC. Eric founded Functionally Active Fitness where he offers private training, sport-specific training, boot camps, kickboxing, plyometrics, kettlebells, and senior fitness. His clients from age 12 to 82, ranging from highly conditioned athletes to stroke survivors.
Known as the trainers’ trainer, CarolAnn has become one of the country’s leading fitness educators, authors, and national presenters. Combining a Master’s degree in Exercise Science/Health Promotion with several fitness certifications/memberships such as FiTOUR, ACSM, ACE, AFAA, and LMI, she has been actively involved in the fitness industry for over 25 years. She has executed her...
J.R. Burgess is the CEO of Rejuv Medical and MedFit. In 2009, he partnered with Dr. Joel Baumgartner, MD with the purpose to change the direction of the current healthcare crisis. Together they developed a successful 27,000 sq. ft., integrated medical center that utilizes medical fitness, functional medicine and regenerative orthopedics to restore health and...
Joel Fuhrman M.D. is a board-certified family physician, best-selling author and nutritional researcher, who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional methods. He has been an active family medicine clinician for over 25 years. He is the author of 9 books, 5 that have been on the NY Times bestseller list (* noted below)....
Eric Lemkin graduated from Eastern Michigan University with both a B.S. and M.S. in Exercise Physiology.  He is a certified personal trainer through American Council on Exercise (ACE) and though American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM),  Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), and Corrective Exercise Specialist  through National Academy...
Andrea Leonard is the Founder and President of the Cancer Exercise Training Institute. Andrea is certified as a Corrective Exercise Specialist and a Performance Enhancement Specialist by The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), as a personal trainer by The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), the American...
Evan Osar is the developer of the Integrative Movement Specialist™ certification designed specifically to aid the fitness professional establish themselves as an invaluable part of their client’s health care team. In addition to his chiropractic degree, Dr. Osar has earned national certifications through the American Council on Exercise (ACE), National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM),...
Dr. Dan Ritchie has a broad background in the fitness industry including training and management in commercial and university/hospital-based fitness, for-profit, notfor-profit and educational facilities. His primary areas of expertise are in personal training for special populations: athletes, pregnancy, blind, stroke recovery, Parkinsons, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, Fibromyalgia, Alzheimers, etc. He is the co-founder and...
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....
Lindsay Vastola, NSCA-CPT, has served as editor for PFP media since 2011 and is founder and president of Body Project (2007), a custom fitness and lifestyle company headquartered in Robbinsville, New Jersey. As a keynote and wellness program consultant for companies across industries and speaker at industry events including Club Industry, NSCA, Fitness Business Summit...
Chicago Registration
$299.00
PURCHASE

Includes sessions and discussion groups on Thursday, October 25 and Friday, October 26

Includes access to Club Industry events: Exhibit Hall, Welcome Reception, Networking Nightcap and Morning workouts

Registration is run through Club Industry. Clicking the Purchase button will open their ticket site in a new tab/window. Once you input your registration info, select "Medical Fitness Tour" under Co-Located events

Because registration is run by Club Industry for this event, their cancellation policy applies. If written notice is received by September 14, 2018 the registration fee will be refunded less a $75 processing fee. After September 14, cancellations are non-refundable. Approved refunds will be processed within 10 business days. Refunds will not be issued for no-show registrants. Please note the program is subject to change at any time. Requests for refunds must be received in writing, with a detailed explanation by email to medfittour@gmail.com.
Medical Fitness Tour is a co-located event at the Club Industry Show. The conference will be held at the Hilton Chicago, 720 S Michigan Ave in Chicago, IL.
Medical Fitness Tour Chicago is pending approval for: ACE, AFAA, ISSA, NAFC, NASM, NFPT, NCCPT, NSCA, PTA Global, Commission on Dietetic Registration Attendees can expect to receive 9-14 hours of credit, depending on certifying body. If your certifying body is not listed, please check with them for their requirements to petition for credit. Note: ACSM very often accepts courses that are approved by ACE and NASM/AFAA.
Lunch is not included with registration. You can bring your own lunch, or purchase lunch on-site at Herb N’ Kitchen. Fresh, flavorful and ready when you are, this versatile grab & go destination offers pastries from scratch, artisan sandwiches and salads, vintage labels, local and craft brews, Starbucks®, countless soda fountain options and plenty of snacks to keep you charged throughout the day and night.
Medical Fitness Tour's preferred area hotel is the The Congress Plaza Hotel & Convention Center at 520 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago (Less than 3 blocks from event venue). Please see the Lodging tab for more area hotel suggestions.
Fitness attire is perfectly acceptable!

Preferred Lodging

The Congress Plaza Hotel & Convention Center
520 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago (Less than 3 blocks from event venue)
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Medical Fitness Tour has a room block rate at the Congress Plaza Hotel for stays between October 24-27. Per night rate is $159.00 + tax (Single/Double). Our room block rate is available until 9/30.

To make your reservation, call (312) 427-3800 x5025, and let them know you'd like to book a room in the "MedFitEd - Medical Fitness Tours" block. The Congress Plaza Hotel requires a deposit of one night stay (room and tax) upon reservation by a major credit card.

We'll also host a no-host mixer at the Congress on Friday evening.

Other Area Lodging

Note: Rates are subject to change based on availability and booking date. Lower rates may be available via aggregate sites like Travelocity or Expedia.

Hilton Chicago
This is the event venue. Rooms are available, and Club Industry has a discount available. Click here for details.

Best Western Grant Park Hotel
Address: 1100 S Michigan Ave
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Rates from $188
Less than 3 blocks from venue

Travelodge by Wyndham Downtown Chicago
Address: 65 E Harrison St
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Rates from $169, with shared room
0.2 mile from venue

HI Chicago Hostel
Address: 1226, 24 E Congress Pkwy
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Rates from $37, with shared room
Less than 0.5 mile from venue

Chicago South Loop Hotel
Address: 11 W 26th St
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Rates from $239
2 miles from venue

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

Ladder Coach, National Sponsor
MedFit Network, National Sponsor
PFP Media, National Sponsor
Toolbox Genomics, National Sponsor
Life Energy Fitness, Gold Sponsor
TriggerPoint™ Performance Therapy, Gold Sponsor
Clustas, Silver Sponsor

THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTERS
PTAGlobal
PT on the Net
Sports & Fitness Insurance Corp

EXHIBITORS AT EXPO
Urban Poling
K9 Fit Club

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