Medical Fitness Tour Chicago was held Thursday, October 25 and Friday, October 26, 2018 in Chicago, IL as part of the Club Industry Show 2018.
Recordings of presentations (Sept 8-9) are available for pre-sale.
There exists a definitive space between the boundaries of conventional medicine and the "scope" of the personal fitness trainer, and a thorough exploration of science can only reveal the value of using exercise, lifestyle, and nutritional strategies to not only prevent, but reverse chronic disease. There is a clear need to drawing a conduit between fitness and the medical field, ultimately filling the chasm in between with a new breed of practitioner. We’re at a pivotal point in time where it appears as if the answers lie in that middle space.
In this session, we’ll explore:
1. How understanding a template of chronic disease can empower specialized agents in the fitness field to become the pivotal force in “cure.”
2. What six concerns must be integrated into the personal trainer scope of practice if the two fields, fitness and medicine, are going to co-operate for optimal benefit to the unwell population
3. How and why the elevated fitness professional can and should be a key player in any individual’s allied health care
4. Why crystallizing a new vision of the future of medicine positions the trainer and physician as truly complementary practitioners working toward the greatest good.
It’s time for the ‘space between” to be recognized and inhabited. This session will change the way you think about your career, the face of medicine and the future of our nation.
With the uncertainty regarding the future of the Health Care System, physicians and private practices are looking for solutions during these fearful and uncertain economical times. There is fear that the Affordable Health Care Act will make it difficult for private practices to survive, and for doctors to make the living they deserve. Facts are, with rising costs, reimbursements are sure to be cut. Fortunately there is a new cash based model that doctors are implementing that can have both a positive financial outcome for your practice but it provides a solution to rising health care costs by reducing obesity. In 2018, CMS will be releasing the Diabetes Prevention Program aimed at adding wellness and preventative services to help combat the rising cost of health care and as a solution to manage and prevent chronic disease.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
The Congress Plaza Hotel & Convention Center
520 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago (Less than 3 blocks from event venue)
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.
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
Rates from $188
Less than 3 blocks from venue
Travelodge by Wyndham Downtown Chicago
Address: 65 E Harrison St
Rates from $169, with shared room
0.2 mile from venue
HI Chicago Hostel
Address: 1226, 24 E Congress Pkwy
Rates from $37, with shared room
Less than 0.5 mile from venue
Chicago South Loop Hotel
Address: 11 W 26th St
Rates from $239
2 miles from venue
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!
MedFit Network, National Sponsor
PFP Media, National Sponsor
Ladder Coach, Gold Sponsor
Life Energy Fitness, Gold Sponsor
Toolbox Genomics, Gold Sponsor
TriggerPoint™ Performance Therapy, Gold Sponsor
Clustas, Silver Sponsor
PTAGlobal, Silver Sponsor