Glassboro, NJ Event Recording

Medical Fitness Tour: Glassboro, NJ was held April 13-15, 2018This three day event was hosted at Rowan University and we welcomed in the fields who presented on a range of topics in prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of chronic disease/medical conditions.

Recordings of the Medical Fitness Tour: Glassboro, NJ sessions are available for pre-sale purchase. We anticipate the recordings being finished and available to download by May 16. 

Note: Pre-conference workshops are not included in the main conference registration fee. Additional registration fees are required.

Self-Myofasical Release (SMR) has been shown to relieve muscle and joint pains and improve flexibility and range of motion. This workshop teaches the fundamentals of myofascia, reviews the latest SMR research and then dives into the TriggerPoint™ SMR movement philosophy using The GRID® Foam Roller. Participants walk away with practical knowledge and hands-on experience coaching and cueing movements that can be scaled to all levels of general health and athletic clients for pre- and post workout foam rolling.

Training includes manual and a foam roller.

Approved for 4 CEUs by NASM, AFAA, ACE, NSCA, and ACSM.
Note: Pre-conference workshops are not included in the main conference registration fee. Additional registration fees are required.

When you think about exercise prescription, does stress management come to mind? If left untreated, stress does many things to the body -- things like causing chronic illness, increasing blood sugar levels in diabetics, creating hypertension, and contributing to obesity. This workshop will teach you how to blend The Stress Management Institute for Health and Fitness Professionals™ program with current exercise science guidelines to increase overall wellness. This is a 4-hour workshop. Robyn Caruso is the founder of The Stress Management Institute for Health and Fitness Professionals™ and Uniquely U Wellness Center™. She is an American Council on Exercise (ACE) personal trainer and group fitness instructor, a certified health education specialist by (NCHEC), health coach through the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute, and a Compassion, Fatigue, Resiliency and Recovery educator.
Note: Pre-conference workshops are not included in the main conference registration fee. Additional registration fees are required.

The current state and uncertainty the Healthcare System brings, has required diligent focus from physicians, private practices and hospital systems, the government and insurance industry to formulate solutions. The current structure brings intense challenges for the entire healthcare system to sustain long-term. The upside is that there is a large opportunity for innovative medical practices and fitness professionals to join forces and to protect their futures by adding cash-based models and preventable care to their current standard. This model is maturing at an extraordinary pace. In 2018, CMS released “The Diabetes Prevention Program” (DPP) creating the first opportunity for preventative services such as personal training, health coaching, and wellness services to be covered by insurance.

The obesity epidemic and the incidence of disease and injury have forced the need for a preventable, medically integrated, outcome-based model of medical fitness. It is our focus, along with MedFit Network, to facilitate bridging the gap between evidence-based health centered treatment and long-term disease prevention strategies. We Incorporated Medical Fitness to Create Change in A Broken System:

At this workshop, you will learn the 6 step  “Medical  Fitness  I.M.P.A.C.T.  Plan” ( I=Integration, M=marketing and Sales, P= Personal and Personnel, A=Automation, C=Communication, T= Training Model) that will prepare to you join or develop a sustainable and profitable medical fitness training business. You will leave with a comprehensive business plan and other valuable physical assets that will give you the structure, capabilities and confidence to  launch your career to the next level.

We will dive into each of the necessary steps to build your career within several of the following opportunities.
  • Becoming employed within an integrated medical system
  • Serve as an independent contractor for a medical system
  • Partnering with a physician/medical group
  • Owning a  medical fitness facility and leasing space to medical professionals
  • Retirement and Nursing Home Recreational and Fitness Programming
  • Create online fitness program parented with medical biometric based outcome tracking technology for personal or corporate wellness program delivery
Musculoskeletal ailments have surpassed the common cold as the #1 reason for doctor visits in the USA. More and more individuals are affected by problems with their muscles, bones and joints. Health and fitness professionals need to become more familiar with these issues so that they can create and/or modify exercise routines for their patients and/or clients.

The musculoskeletal system undergoes many age-related changes. These affect not only bone, but also tendons, ligaments, and joints. The result is all too often injury, pain, and loss of function which in turn can interfere with optimal aging, and the ability to maintain an active fit lifestyle. These structural and functional changes can affect anyone, at any age, but baby-boomers seem particularly vulnerable.

Scientific data continues to mount documenting the fact that many of these musculoskeletal changes are not necessarily related to age per se, nor are they inevitable. Many are preventable, treatable, and even reversible with interventions from simple to high tech. Most health and fitness professionals deal with these issues on a daily basis, and the future of fitness programming necessitates a better understanding of musculoskeletal ailments. There are also simple assessment and screening methods available to detect musculoskeletal “weak-links” which can then serve as the basis for comprehensive preventive and treatment strategies, including exercise modification for those affected or susceptible. Also, current and future approaches for many of these challenging problems will be outlined.
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is now the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. The ramifications of AD affect individuals, families, communities, and countries across the world. Cognitive decline and dementia are NOT a normal part of the aging process. Learn evidence-based prevention and intervention for cognitive decline and review the literature showing the pivotal role exercise plays in the brain health process.

June Chewning has served as an educator, instructor, trainer, elementary physical education teacher, college adjunct professor, and instructor for community fitness and wellness since 1978. She is the president and education director of Fitness Learning Systems, the creator of the Medical Fitness Specialist Certificate Program - Alzheimer's Disease Prevention and Intervention: A Guide to Working with Seniors and People at Risk
How to Reverse Chronic Disease and Degeneration while Building Your Bottom Line

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.
Expo, networking lunch and roundtable discussions.
The shoulder is one of the most problematic joints in the body. It is also one of the most mobile. For years fitness professionals have taught "get your shoulders down and back", but is this always best? This class will examine the anatomy behind common shoulder injuries and provide a new perspective on corrective exercise program design. Get an in-depth view of shoulder function and dysfunction, break down how to effectively assess the shoulder, and guide the learner clinically proven methods of corrective exercise for shoulder impingement syndrome.
Working with 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.
Enjoy drinks and light appetizers while you network with our speakers, vendors and other attending participants. Soft drinks provided. Cash bar available.
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.
Diabetes and Hypertension are 2 areas that the medical profession is in need of help from the fitness professional. Learn how to help clients manage these two medical conditions through proper exercise prescription. Learn how to effectively market these services to physicians to build your post rehab practice.

Students will learn:
-How to manage these medical conditions through exercise.
-How to talk to and market these services to physicians.
-Effective parameters/protocols to stay within to keep their clients safe.

Brian Richey is a Medical and Corrective Exercise expert and international lecturer
If you work with older adults (baby boomers and/or seniors), then you likely work with individuals who have been diagnosed with spinal and/or hip osteoarthritis. Spinal and hip osteoarthritis are two of the most common orthopedic issues keeping older individuals from effectively walking, biking, exercising, and performing their daily activities. During this dynamic, interactive session you will learn the 3-Stage Degenerative Joint Process™ and why so many older adults develop spine and hip issues. Additionally, you will discover the Integrative Movement System Corrective Exercise Strategy™ that covers how to assess and effectively use corrective exercise to address tightness and weakness in the spine and hips. You will leave this session with the ability to incorporate the corrective exercise strategies into the fundamental movement patterns required to safely and effectively progress your older client’s towards accomplishing their health and fitness goals.

Dr. Evan Osar is a chiropractic physician and the developer of the Integrative Movement Specialist™ certification, designed specifically to aid the fitness professional in establishing themselves as an invaluable part of their clients' health care team.
Expo, networking lunch and roundtable discussions.
Our nation continues to see significant increases in obesity and other chronic diseases. Current research proves that lifestyle interventions are the most effective way to help people create lasting changes to prevent or treat these conditions. Through the addition of evidence-based nutrition recommendations, the fitness professional is ideally positioned to help reverse the obesity epidemic.
According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, half of all women and one out of four men over 50 will have a wrist, hip, or spine fracture due to osteoporosis. Effective and safe exercise can improve their quality of life, overall health, and keep osteoporosis under control. If you have a client with osteoporosis, you need to be able to teach them how to exercise properly and safely in order to decrease the risk of the progression of this disease. Join author, national presenter, founder of Recovery Fitness and 2016 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year Carol Michaels to learn the best exercises for increasing bone density and what exercises should be avoided because they may cause fractures.
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...
Robyn Caruso is the founder of The Stress Management Institute for Health and Fitness Professionals™ and Uniquely U Wellness Center™. Robyn received her bachelor’s degree from Rowan University in Health Promotion and Fitness Management. She is an American Council on Exercise (ACE) personal trainer and group fitness instructor, a certified health education specialist by (NCHEC),...
June Chewning has been serving the fitness industry since 1978 as a fitness instructor and personal trainer. She taught elementary physical education for 6 years before completing her Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology and Health Enhancement. June served as president and owner of Health Enhancement and Fitness Services (a corporate and community wellness provider) for...
Nicholas A. DiNubile, MD is an Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine in private practice in Havertown, Pennsylvania. He is the bestselling author of the FrameWork series of health and wellness books and is also Executive Producer and host of the award winning national PBS television special, “Your Body’s FrameWork.” Dr. DiNubile has served as Orthopaedic Consultant to the...
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...
Carol Michaels, MBA, is the founder and creator of the Recovery Fitness® exercise program. Recovery Fitness helps cancer patients recover from surgery and treatments and teaches those with osteoporosis to exercise safely and effectively. Carol is a thought leader in the areas of cancer and osteoporosis exercise. She has worked with physicians and other health...
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),...
Brian Richey is a Medical and Corrective Exercise expert and international lecturer. Brian is owner and operator of Fit 4 Life DC, a Medical Exercise and Pilates studio in NW Washington DC. With over 25 years of experience in post-rehab and fitness, Brian’s goal is to help people Move Better, Stand Taller and Exercise Pain...
Greg Salgueiro is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian in the State of Rhode Island. Greg began teaching the two-day Nutrition for Professionals course with Dr. Jane in 2008. He also held the position of the Director of Sports Nutrition for Lifestyle Management Associates and currently is the AASDN Nutrition Director. Greg has experience in corporate,...
Kyle Stull, PhD, is the Senior Manager of Research and Program Design for Implus Fitness and a Faculty Instructor for the National Academy of Sports Medicine. In these positions, Kyle collaborates with universities and industry professionals conducting research that provides evidence-based support for educational material, which is used for both marketing and instructional purposes. He...
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...
Medical Fitness Tour Glassboro will be held at Rowan University on Mullica Hill Rd in Glassboro, NJ.

Main conference will be held in Business Hall on 10 Mullica Hill Road. (#11 on campus map)

Friday Pre-conference workshops will be held in the Chamberlain Student Center at 201 Mullica Hill Road (#3 on campus map)
The recommended hotel for the event is the Courtyard Glassboro Rowan University at 325 Rowan Blvd, Glassboro, NJ. (856) 881-0048

We have a special group rate at this hotel of $149 until 3/18/18. Click here to book and receive special rate.

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Medical Fitness Tour Glassboro is approved to provide CECs/CEUs for the following organizations:
ACE (1.4 max)
ISSA (14 max)
NAFC (1.4 max)
NASM/AFAA (1.4 max)
NFPT (2.8 max)
NCCPT (1.3 max)

Pre-conference workshops are not included in these totals. If CECs are available for pre-cons, they will be provided by the instructor.

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 and beverages will be provided on Saturday and Sunday. Water will be available all day.

Evening mixer on Saturday will have drinks and appetizers.

Lunch is not provided for the Friday pre-conference workshops. Participants in the pre-conference workshops can purchase lunch at a small food court on the lower level of the Student Center. There is also Jersey Mike's Subs or Grill Nation on this level.
Business casual attire is recommended.

Most pre-conference workshops on Friday will have demonstrations, so comfortable clothing is recommended.
Full refunds will be issued for any cancellations made a minimum of 30 days prior to an event start date. Any changes or cancellations should be requested in writing a minimum of 30 days prior, as we need to confirm meals and seating with the event venue.

For cancellations less than 30 days from the event start date, refunds will be given, less a $75 cancellation fee. Cancellations less than 7 days prior to the event result in forfeiture of entire registration amount. Alternatively, you may choose to put the balance toward another event and the amount will be kept on file as a credit for up to 1 year.

Cancellation or change requests must be submitted to medfittour@gmail.com; refunds will be processed in a timely manner.

Failure to attend an event without prior notification (i.e., no-show) will result in the forfeiture of the entire registration fee amount.

Cancellation of event attendance will also result in the loss of new membership status for the MedFit Network, if applicable.
The recommended hotel, Courtyard Marriot Glassboro, has a BISTRO on site. There is also Ry's Bagels across the street from the hotel.

Other breakfast eateries can be found on Delsea Drive, about a mile from the venue (A car would be required).

Thank you to our sponsors!

Alzheimer's Research & Prevention Foundation, Gold Sponsor
Balanced Body, Gold Sponsor
MedFit, Gold Sponsor
TriggerPoint™ , Gold Sponsor
Clustas, Silver Sponsor
Power Systems, Silver Sponsor
MedFit Network, National Sponsor
Personal Fitness Professional Media, National Sponsor


Genome Magazine , Supporter
PTAGlobal, Supporter
PTontheNet, Supporter
National Osteoporosis Foundation, Supporter
Sports & Fitness Insurance Corporation, Supporter

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