Medical Fitness Tour: Glassboro, NJ

Join us April 13-15, 2018 in Glassboro, NJ. This two day event, hosted at Rowan University, 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.

The main conference, Saturday, April 14 and Sunday, April 15 includes

  • 10 educational sessions with CEC’s
  • 2 catered 90-minute networking lunches
  • Saturday evening mixer with beer, wine, soft drinks, appetizers, and music (Sunday only registrants also have the option at checkout to add-on attendance to the mixer for an additional $20.)
  • Complimentary 1-year professional Medical Fitness Network Membership -$169 value (new members only)

On Friday, April 13, we’ll host two half-day pre-conference workshops:

  • Exercise Prescription for Stress Management: Bringing Mindfulness To The Fitness Industry with Robyn Caruso
  • TriggerPoint™ Level 1 Foam Rolling: Principles & Practice with Kyle Stull.
  • These pre-con workshops are purchased separately from the main 2 day event.

Explore the scheduled sessions in the tab below. Click “Tickets and Pricing” below to register.

You can also download a PDF flyer of the schedule. Feel free to post and share this flyer with your colleagues, staff, or post at your facility.

Not included in full workshop. Must purchase separately

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.
Not included in full workshop. Must purchase separately

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.
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
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.
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.
Enjoy drinks and light appetizers while you network with our speakers, vendors and other attending participants.
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.
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...
Bill is a health club industry veteran with over 25 years of experience leading and managing all aspects of commercial health clubs, medical fitness centers, residential, community, multi-tenant and corporate fitness sites. He co-founded Active Sports Clubs and Active Wellness, LLC and owns a health club consultancy – BMC3. Bill has served as Chairman of the...
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 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 has...
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...
Full Conference Registration
$299.00 $269.00
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Sessions on Saturday, April 14 and Sunday, April 15

10 educational sessions with CEC's

2 catered 90-minute networking lunches

Saturday evening mixer with beer, wine, soft drinks, appetizers, and music

Complimentary 1-year professional Medical Fitness Network Membership -$169 value (new members only)

Early bird rate ends December 31. Price increases to $299 after this date.

Saturday Only Registration
$219.00 $189.00
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Sessions on Saturday, April 14 only.

5 educational sessions with CEC's

1 catered 90-minute networking lunch

Saturday evening mixer with beer, wine, soft drinks, appetizers, and music

Early bird rate ends December 31. Price increases to $219 after this date.

Sunday Only Registration
$199.00 $169.00
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Sessions on Sunday, April 15 only

5 educational sessions with CEC's

1 catered 90-minute networking lunch

Early bird rate ends December 31. Price increases to $199 after this date.

Pre-Con Workshop with Robyn Caruso
$79.00
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4 hour workshop on Friday, April 13: Exercise Prescription for Stress Management: Bringing Mindfulness To The Fitness Industry

Pre-Con Workshop with TriggerPoint
$149.00
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4 hour workshop on Friday, April 13: TriggerPoint™ Level 1 Foam Rolling: Principles & Practice

Thank you to our sponsors!

Alzheimer's Research & Prevention Foundation, Gold Sponsor
Balanced Body, Gold Sponsor
Rejuv Medical, Gold Sponsor
TriggerPoint™ , Gold Sponsor
Medical Fitness Network, National Sponsor
Personal Fitness Professional Media, National Sponsor
Sports & Fitness Insurance Corporation, National Sponsor
Genome Magazine , Supporter

Rowan University is on Mullica Hill Rd in Glassboro, NJ.

Area hotels include:

Courtyard by Marriott Glassboro Rowan University
325 Rowan Blvd, Glassboro, NJ 08028
(856) 881-0048

Motel 6 Glassboro - Rowan University
133 Delsea Dr S, Glassboro, NJ 08028
(856) 881-1000

Best Western Monroe Inn & Suites
1151 N Black Horse Pike, Williamstown, NJ 08094
(856) 340-7900

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