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Medical Fitness Tour: Irvine, CA

Join us February 8-10, 2019 for Medical Fitness Tour: Irvine, CA! This 3 day event, hosted at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), 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, February 9 and Sunday, February 10 includes

  • Ten educational sessions with CECs
  • Two 90-minute lunch & learn discussion groups
  • Networking and Expo
  • Saturday evening mixer with drinks, appetizers, and music
  • 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)

4 half-day pre-conference workshops are available for purchase on Friday, February 8 before the main conference.

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Note: Pre-conference workshops are purchased separately and not included in main conference (Sat & Sun) registration.

This workshop, complete with hands-on exercises and interactive brainstorming, teaches the ambitious career-oriented Personal Trainer to take full responsibility for the development of his or her business.

An emphasis will be placed upon the idea of the business being “separate” from the trainer. In other words, while most personal trainers literally become their businesses, with no distinction between who they are and what they do (a pretty certain road to burnout), students will learn to adopt the adage, “Your Business Should Be The Source of Your Prosperity.”

The workshop is timely as it dives into the opportunities presented by the explosive epidemic of chronic disease (metabolic syndrome, diabetes, hypertension, hypothyroidism, etc.) and exposes the limitations of conventional medical approaches. In exploring the greatest potential of strategic interventions incorporating exercise and nutrition, we discover the power the “specialist” personal fitness trainer can harness in terms of reversing inflammation, improving hormonal balance, and mitigating the markers and symptoms of disease.

The message is one of alignment, a true Allied Health Care effort where personal trainers’ energies and insights complement medical expertise for which we respectfully rely upon physicians and medical specialists.

The first half of the workshop is focused on a rethinking of the disease model, viewing disease escalation as movement along a reversible continuum. This allows for critical thinking and an arrived-upon conclusion that we can facilitate “betterment” moving any client or patient back toward health.

The second half of the workshop will zero in on the true opportunity. We’ll explore the true meaning of “value delivery” as it applies to the relationship between the specialty trainer and the client. We’ll compare foundational business principles with options for specialization and the development of a personalized mission.

Every attendee will leave understanding that he or she has power over creating a business that takes on the intention and energies of the trainer, ultimately becoming a vehicle for financial freedom and prosperity.
Note: Pre-conference workshops are purchased separately and not included in main conference (Sat & Sun) registration.

This workshop is designed to provide a greater understanding of exercise and nutritional benefits during pregnancy.

The learning objectives for this course include:
  • Understand the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy
  • Learn about how pregnancy affects the various bodily systems
  • Review caloric needs during pregnancy as well as foods that help with pregnancy onset digestive issues, the fetus development and foods that should be avoided during pregnancy
  • Discover how exercise affects the pregnant body, what the benefits are of exercise during pregnancy, the contraindications, and what proper exercise programming includes
  • Define postural distortions common during pregnancy and how to screen and assess
  • Recognize the pelvic floor dysfunctions and how they can be prevented and treated during pregnancy
  • Accumulate all of the objectives and learn how to develop safe and effective exercise programming in all facets of fitness for the pregnant woman
As a mother of three, Danielle understands the physical challenges women face during pregnancy, childbirth and recovery on both a personal and professional level. Danielle has been a fitness professional for over 20 years. This has fueled her passion for helping pregnant women and new mothers through this physical and emotional journey, thus giving her the expertise of pre and postnatal fitness specialist.
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
We are at an amazing crossroads in time. Modern medicine is rife with innovations, from genetic exploration to stem cell therapies. As pharmaceutical discoveries flood the marketplace and research reveals novel strategies for battling pathogens and extending human life, chronic disease continues to tap the bar of “all-time high.” As the mainstream seeks allopathic solutions, the resurgence of age-old approaches involving mind, spirit, and Eastern philosophies gains new footing and recognition. Perhaps the single area most promising in hope of bringing all invaluable elements together and controlling and ultimately reversing the chronic disease epidemic is the area separated from medicine, isolated as “fitness.”

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.
Stress is a topic that we often hear about or deal with every day of our lives. Current research reveals that several biochemical changes occur with stress which compromises every system in our body. Due to our individual biochemical make up none of us handle stress in the same manner. An individual’s nutritional status has a significant impact on whether or not we start to experience specific signs or symptoms from stress. Stress-related illnesses are a major threat to public health, and there is increasing demand for validated treatments. If you experience stress in your life or treat patients with stress, you definitely want to attend this lecture.

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify the hormones involved in the stress response
  • How stress affects blood pressure and lipids
  • Determine whether stress causes or is the result of nutrient deficiency
  • The impact of stress on neurotransmitters
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.
3 Discussion Groups Topics:

How to Create Relationships with Medical & Allied Healthcare Professionals. Moderated by Phil Kaplan, Dr. Evan Osar & J.R. Burgess

How to Grocery Shop & Apply in Your Kitchen. Moderated by Dr. Joel Fuhrman

Quitting for Your Health. Moderated by Lynn Marie Morski, MD, Esq.
Dr. Kruse will discuss the importance of an integrative approach to fitness and how this best addresses the needs of our medical population. We will discuss how to pursue this and the resources available to make it a reality.
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 works in 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.
When you understand how the foot and ankle functions, you can dramatically and often times immediately change your clients balance by improving how they use and integrate their ankle-foot complex into their functional movement patterns.

Learn about assessment for the foot and ankle, how to address common causes of ankle and foot tightness, and how to teach your clients to successfully integrate the ankle and foot complex into their functional movement patterns they need and/or want to do.

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.
Join us between 5:30-7:30pm for our evening mixer. Enjoy drinks and light appetizers while you network with our speakers, vendors and other attending participants.

Cash bar available
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.
The pharmaceutical approach of focusing on biomarkers such as cholesterol unfortunately does not address all the factors involved in promotion of cardiovascular health. In this lecture, Dr. Alan Miller will discuss the importance of vascular endothelial function, promoting methylation and lowering homocysteine, reducing chronic inflammation, as well as the specific lifestyle and nutritional elements that are essential to cardiovascular health.

Dr. Miller holds a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree from Bastyr University, and has over 25 years of experience as a naturopathic physician in the areas of clinical practice, clinical research, technical writing, medical education, product formulation, product development, and technical support.
Dr. Aliffe will discuss:
  • Some Benefits and Clinical Indications
  • Why are People Turning to CBD Oil Products?
Discussion Groups Topics:

Getting Your Clients Cooking and Q&A with Chefs Ann Butler and Quincy Jackson of Edible Education.
Join Executive Chef Quincy Jackson, former White House Chef to President’s Clinton, Bush and Obama, and Edible Education founder, Ann Butler for action packed teaching and culinary tips for you to share with your clients. Fresh food cooking from our Kitchen a la Cart – your tool for empowering clients through culinary programming.

Q&A on Charlotte’s Webb Products. Moderated by Matt Storey, Director of Global Business Development at Charlotte's Web

Women’s Health Issues. The purpose of the woman’s health lunch and learn is to explore the changes in the health and fitness industry in different phases in women’s health and identify how preventive measures can improve a woman’s longevity and quality of life. An emphasis will be placed on the importance of personalization in key domains of health, including genetic variations, exercise and physical activity, nutrition, and lifestyle strategies, including sleep and stress reduction. Moderated by Danielle Spangler and Dr. Jessica Knurick.
Older adults are unique and the complex aging process challenges even the most healthy and fit of them. This session will focus on how to design safe, effective and challenging exercise programs for active older adults to enable them to get the most out of their later years.

Dr. Thompson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of San Francisco and the owner of Thompson Fitness Solutions, LLC. He has has published scientific articles on exercise programming for older adults
Alzheimer’s disease is a very destructive and disabling disease. Once it sets in and progresses there is little to nothing that can be done to stop its progression. There is no cure for it and it harms not just the patient with the disease but all the loved ones and caretakers of that person.

There is hope however. The best defense is a good offense for this disease. By being proactive you can reduce the chances of onset, delay the onset if it is inevitable, and slow its progress, especially in the early stages. The treatments for it are simple and most anyone can receive them- exercise and diet. There are many powerful anti-Alzheimer’s/anti-dementia exercises and certain dietary factors that will aid us in fighting this terrible disease. Learn from Dr. Mark Kelly about the disease, what causes it, how it progresses, and how you can program in mentally engaging exercises which stimulate the mind and body, and use dietary factors such as phytochemicals and special fats to help counter the onset of this disease.
Dr. Karyemaitre Aliffe earned his BA from Harvard University in Organic & Medicinal Chemistry, and MD with Distinguished Honors (magna cum laude) from Stanford University School of Medicine (MD-PhD Training Program in Cancer Biology, Departments of Molecular Pharmacology, Chemical and Systems Biology). His postgraduate clinical training, also from Stanford, is in Anesthesiology, Intensive Care and...
Tony Berlant currently serves as the Director of Education and Programs for the MedFit Education Foundation. Tony is a consultant, a published researcher, an author coach, and a veteran of the health and fitness industry with more than 20 years of leadership experience. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from University of California, Los...
With over 26 years of experience in the food industry, chef Quincy’s career started to take off in the mid-90s when he was hired as the head chef for the department of the US Navy in Washington DC. Even with culinary training in Brescia Italy, and food service technology training in St. Augustine Florida, his...
A former high school Culinary Arts teacher, Ann was frustrated that her students were consuming Red Bull and Doritos for breakfast, but found studies that show, teaching younger kids how to prepare healthy foods would stick for a life time of well being – so she started Edible Education. Ann is one of Michelle Obama’s Chefs...
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)....
Dr. Ron Grabowski is a practicing Doctor of Chiropractic in Houston, Texas. He has presented over 500 seminars and lectures on nutrition throughout the United States and in Europe, publishing several articles and a textbook on clinical nutrition. Receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition from North Dakota State University, he went on to...
John A. Heydt, M.D., currently serves as the Chief Academic Officer for Borrego Health in Southern California.  He is board certified in Family Medicine and Sports Medicine. Dr. Heydt has been at Academic Medical Centers and a faculty physician at UCLA, Drexel University, UC Irvine and UC Riverside Schools of Medicine.  He currently is a...
Phil Kaplan is a 30-year veteran of the fitness field and a pioneer in the realm of Personal Training.  The first Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient from Personal Fitness Professional, he’s appeared on over 1000 TV and radio shows sharing “the Fitness Truth.” Through seminars, articles, appearances, and programs, Phil paved the way for personal trainers...
Dr. Mark Kelly has been actively involved in the fitness industry spanning 30 years as a teacher of exercise physiology, a trainer of trainers, individuals, and groups. He has educated people in boot camps, on athletic teams, at academic institutions, and in the gyms. He was an exercise physiologist for the American Council on Exercise where he...
Dr. Jessica Knurick, Director of Clinical Product & Education at  Toolbox Genomics,  is a healthcare practitioner, researcher, and speaker dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of individuals through easily-adoptable preventive health strategies. A lifelong athlete, she became increasingly interested in the impact nutrition and lifestyle strategies could have on her own performance as a...
Dr. Kruse attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego after completing his undergraduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He did his residency in Family Medicine at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. After residency, he obtained a second board certification in sports medicine with the completion of fellowship training at the...
As Executive Director, Medical Education, at Thorne Research, Alan Miller, N.D., oversees the development and implementation of Thorne Research’s national and international medical education strategy, including training of health-care practitioner clients, lay public, and the Thorne Research sales and customer service staffs. Other specific responsibilities include product formulation, evaluation of new ingredients, adverse event analysis...
Dr. Lynn Marie Morski is a Quitting Evangelist. She helps people to and through their quits through her book “Quitting by Design” and her podcast Quit Happens, along with speaking and coaching. She is also a board-certified physician in family medicine and sports medicine, currently working at the Veterans Administration. In addition, she is an...
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),...
As a mother of three, Danielle understands the physical challenges women face during pregnancy, childbirth and recovery on both a personal and professional level. Danielle has been a fitness professional for over 20 years. This has fueled her passion for helping pregnant women and new mothers through this physical and emotional journey, thus giving her...
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....
2-Day (Sat & Sun) Registration
$399.00 $199.00
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Educational sessions and discussion groups on Saturday, February 9 and Sunday, February 10

CEUs/CECs included

Networking and expo

Saturday evening mixer with drinks & appetizers

1 year membership on the MedFit Network ($169 value)

Special early bird rates ends November 26!

Sat, Feb 9 (1 Day) Registration
$225.00 $125.00
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Educational sessions and discussion group on Saturday, February 9

CEUs/CECs included

Networking and expo

Saturday evening mixer with drinks & appetizers

Special early bird rates ends November 26!

Sun, Feb 10 (1 Day) Registration
$150.00
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Educational sessions and discussion group on Sunday, February 10

CEUs/CECs included

Networking and expo

Special early bird rates ends November 26!

Pre-Conference Workshop 1
$149.00
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Pre-Conference Workshop with Phil Kaplan: Capitalizing on the Space in Between Fitness and Medicine: Building or Restructuring Your Fitness Business to Achieve Excellence and Limitless Reward

Workshop will be held Friday, February 8, 8:00am-12:00pm

CECs included

Pre-Conference Workshop 2
$149.00
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Pre-Conference Workshop with Danielle Spangler: Prenatal Fitness Exercise Programming

Workshop will be held Friday, February 8, 8:00am-12:00pm

CECs included

Pre-Conference Workshop 3
$149.00
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Pre-Conference Workshop with JR Burgess: The Medical Fitness Impact Plan: The Business Blue Print To Reverse Chronic Disease & Degeneration While Building Your Dream Fitness Career

Workshop will be held Friday, February 8, 1:00pm-5:00pm

CECs included

Pre-Conference Workshop 4
$149.00
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Pre-Conference Workshop with Dr. Mark Kelly, Dr. David Kruse, Dr. Evan Osar and Dr. Chris Thompson: Aging Stronger: Exercise Programming for Fitness Professionals

Workshop will be held Friday, February 8, 1:00pm-5:00pm

CECs included

Conference will be held at the University California, Irvine Conference Center at 311 W Peltason Drive, Irvine, CA 92697

Main conference (Saturday & Sunday) will be held in the Crystal Cove Auditorium. Lunch & Learns and Expo will be held in Emerald Bay rooms.

Pre-Conference workshops will be held in the Emerald Bay meeting rooms.
A parking structure is available across the street from the UCI conference center on Peltason Drive. Parking permits are required at all times for all vehicles parked on campus. Permit rates can be found online at parking.uci.edu/permits/
Recommended lodging coming soon.
Medical Fitness Tour San Francisco is pending CEU approval the following organizations:
ACE
ISSA
NAFC
NASM/AFAA
NFPT
NCCPT

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.
Boxed lunch is available for purchase on Saturday and Sunday. You will be able to add them to your registration at check-out. You're also welcome to bring your own lunch.

Evening mixer on Saturday will have light appetizers. Cash bar will be available

Lunch is not available for the Friday pre-conference workshops.
Fitness attire is perfectly acceptable!
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.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

Charlotte's Web, Gold Sponsor
The Institute for Integrative Health and Fitness Education, Gold Sponsor
PTA Global, Gold Sponsor
SpectraCell, Gold Sponsor
Thorne, Gold Sponsor
Altra Running, Silver Sponsor
Clustas, Silver Sponsor
Edible Education, Silver Sponsor
Ladder Coach, National Sponsor
MedFit Network, National Sponsor
Personal Fitness Professional (PFP) Media, National Sponsor
PT on the Net, National Sponsor



THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTERS

National Osteoporosis Foundation
Sports & Fitness Insurance Corp

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