The Science and Business of Personal Training and Sports Nutrition

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ISSN Webinar: The Science and Business of Training and Sports Nutrition

Date: Sept 18, 2021 (Saturday). 

How Do You Attend?: A ZOOM link will be sent a few days prior to the event.

These seminars will edify the audience on the ins and outs of the “training” business (e.g., private sector, universities, etc). What are the pitfalls and mistakes that are commonly made?  How do trainers strength and conditioning professionals incorporate sports nutrition and/or supplement advice? Who do the experts go to when they need “expert advice?” At the collegiate level, how is sports nutrition incorporated into a program that can literally have hundreds of athletes?


Moderators and Hosts: Cassandra Evans MS RD CISSN and Veronica Mekhail CISSN

10:00am-10:30am - Joshua Hockett MS CSCS TSAC-F ACSM-EP CISSN USAW - Matchmaker: how to know when to suggest the right supplement for the client or group for the right reasons. BIO: Joshua Hockett is a 15-year strength and conditioning specialist having worked with two NCAA D1 sports teams, one MLB team, the US Navy via 2 US aircraft carriers, an AFSOC squadron in Italy and now the DoD fire academy at Goodfellow AFB in Texas where he acts as the human performance consultant under Booze Allen Hamilton. Joshua provides strength and conditioning and performance nutrition as well as recovery modalities for the 300 multibranch students of the academy year round. Joshua also coaches several remote based clients through his own business titled "Muscles N Morsels." Joshua holds an MS in exercise science from UW-La Crosse and a BS in Kinesiology from UW-Milwaukee. Josh holds certifications as a strength and conditioning specialist and tactical strength and conditioning facilitator from the NSCA. He is also a ISSN certified sports nutritionist as well as an ACSM certified exercise physiologist. He can be found at his website and on LinkedIn. 

10:30am-11:00am - Bob Alejo CSCS*D, RSCC*E - Lessons from working with collegiate and professional athletes  - BIO: Bob Alejo is the Director for Performance and Student-Athlete Welfare at Cal State Northridge. Alejo brings a wealth of experience in the area of sports performance to CSUN. He was the Director of Sports Science for Power Lift, where he handled the day-to-day discussion about athletic performance and the science surrounding it. Prior to that, he served as the Assistant AD/Director of Strength and Conditioning at North Carolina State from 2011-17 where he served the entire Wolfpack athletic department and was part of two NCAA Sweet Sixteen teams in men's basketball. As an Olympian, Alejo was a member of the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London U.S. Olympic Teams as strength and conditioning coach for men’s beach volleyball team of Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser. Coming off winning the World Championships in 2007 the team struck Olympic Gold in 2008.

11:00am-11:30am -  Juan Carlos Santana MS CSCS FNSCA - What I've learned running the Institute of Human Performance - BIOFitness maverick, founder of the Institute of Human Performance (IHP), dynamic speaker, sought-after consultant, prolific author; for over 30 years Juan Carlos “JC” Santana has been raising the bar in the fitness industry. Santana has been referred to as “the country’s leading practitioner of functional fitness” and personally trained and developed specific programs for all professional sports, youth fitness, fitness for the mature populations, and accelerated rehabilitation. His advanced understanding of bio-mechanics and conditioning have made him the go-to guy for those interested in reaching their optimal performance levels, from individuals, to professional sports teams, to fortune 500 companies. His consulting clients and endorsement hail from the full spectrum of government agencies, educational institutions, college and professional sports teams, equipment manufactures, and fitness facilities.

11:30am-12 noon -  Pete Bommarito MS CSCS - Customizing a detailed nutrient timing system and an exchange-based custom meal plan with groups of elite and professional athletes. BIO: Mr. Bommarito is the owner and President of Bommarito Performance Systems in South Florida.  Bommarito Performance Systems (BPS), which is regarded around the world as a leading information source and training resource in the industry.  Pete and his staff train hundreds of professional athletes and thousands of youth / high school / collegiate athletes and general fitness clients each year.  BPS implements its system with all clients at all levels with small group training, large and small team training, personal training, and general consulting.  BPS has facilities in North Miami Beach, FL; Davie, FL; and has affiliates in Houston and Pittsburgh. Bommarito Performance Systems – Miami, FL – Davie, FL Sports Performance Training

12 noon-1:00pm - take this hour to consume copious quantities of protein

1:00pm-1:30pm - Tony Ricci DSci CISSN CSNS FISSN - Psychological factors influencing exercise participation and adherence - BIO: Dr. Ricci is an Assistant Professor at Nova Southeastern University in Exercise and Sport Science. Additionally, he is the founder of Fightshape International, a multi-discipline performance enhancement company, through which he has coached scores of professional athletes in fight sports including 6 World Champions.

1:30pm-2:00pm - Paul Christopher ATC, CSCS - Boutigue gym nutrition service strategies: exploring various avenues of implementation. BIO: Paul Christopher has been an established fitness professional, operating in the Boca Raton area for over 20 years. A graduate of the University of Central Florida in 2000, Paul possesses credentials as a Certified Athletic Trainer (NATA-ATC), Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (NSCA), and Certified Personal Trainer (NASM). His experience variety and practical training approach is a blend of orthopedic rehabilitation, sports performance, and personal training. In 2009 Paul founded the fitness brand/concept Gravity + Oxygen, as an off-season conditioning program for South Florida’s professional beach volleyball players.  Fast forward to Feb 2015, when Gravity + Oxygen Fitness, a 5000sq. ft indoor/outdoor facility, opened its doors in East Boca Raton.  “G + O” or “The GO House” as it's commonly called, has helped hundreds of clients reach their desired fitness goals through group exercise or personal training. In his free time you can find Paul at the beach playing volleyball, planning his next world travel adventure, and spending quality time with his wife Deanna and three sons. 

2:00pm-2:30pm - Chris Martinez CISSN and Eric Martinez CISSN - 5 Keys to be more confident in your online offers so you can get more leads. BIO: Chris and Eric Martinez CISSN, CSCS, CPT, BA, are #1 Best Selling Authors and the founders of Dynamic Duo Training and The Dynamic Inner Circle. The Twin brothers known as "The Dynamic Duo" have quickly become the leading authorities on health, training, nutrition, and lifestyle in the fitness industry.


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ISSN Professional CISSN or ISSN-SNS $99.00 $109.00
ISSN Student $79.00 $99.00
Non Member $149.00 $199.00
Non Member Student $99.00 $109.00

The early registration deadline is: September 8, 2021

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