We Move Fitness Event - Toronto
What happens when you get some of the most influential women in the fitness industry together? It can only be described in one word: INCREDIBLE!
In this jam-packed two day event, you'll have the opportunity to listen and learn in talks about strength training, nutrition, powerlifting, and yoga from Bec, Shona, Sohee, and Katie. In addition, you will also get to participate in hands-on instruction from the ladies.
SATURDAY, JULY 20
9:00am-10:45am – Mobility and Flexibility: Which one is more important?
What is the difference between mobility and flexibility? Which is more important, and how do they help us in our everyday lives? Mobility expert Shona will give a lecture on the importance and implications of mobility and then take attendees through numerous mobility and yoga follow-along sessions.
10:45am-11:00am - Break
11:00am-1:00pm – Dietary Interventions for Improving Body Composition
There is a plethora of nutrition information out there regarding how to best achieve your goal physique, but a lot of this advice conflicts each other. What does the science say about the best nutrition practices, however? Dietary interventions will be discussed that will allow trainers, practitioners, and fitness enthusiasts alike better understand how to more effectively help themselves and others achieve results. This lecture will include a review of the popular diet methods to date and their efficacy in helping individuals shed body fat and gain muscle. Further, strategies to determine how to tailor a fitness program to the individual will be covered.
1:00pm-2:00pm – Lunch
2:00pm-3:30pm Meditation, Sleep, & Steady-State Cardio (the Unsexy but Equally Important Aspects of Health and Fitness)
Everybody wants to talk about the best training and diet strategies to optimize strength and physique, but what about meditation, sleep, and steady-state cardio? Meditation and sleep in particular are two often-overlooked aspects of health, both of which can have profound domino-like effects on all aspects of our lives. And what about the role of cardio – how can we utilize it safely and effectively to achieve our fitness goals? Shona will discuss how we can incorporate meditation into our day-to-day, how to ensure we get sufficient quality sleep, and how and when to incorporate steady-state cardio to optimize our well-being.
3:30pm-3:45pm - Break
3:45pm-5:15pm – Training Program Variables for Strength and Body Composition Improvement
There are 1,0001 different ways to write a training program, but how can you truly make the most of your time in the gym? Katie will dive into all the different training program variables for strength and body composition improvement including training frequency, training volume, repetitions, rest periods, exercise selection, periodization, and more. The latest research on said variables will be explored with real-life examples of how to put it all into practice. By the end of this lecture, attendees should have a firm understanding of how to put together effective training programs to help themselves and/or their clients with their goals.
5:15pm-6:00pm - How to Grow Your Social Media Platforms
SUNDAY, JULY 21
9:00am-10:00am – How to Gain Strength in the Big 3 Lifts
Bec Chambers will present a lecture on how to gain strength in the squat, bench press, and deadlift. Content will include evidence-based research on the best techniques to optimize strength in the weight room.
10:00am-1:00pm – Big 3 Practical
The lecture will be followed by a practical in which she teaches proper form for the big 3 lifts. Breakout sessions will be included in which attendees have an opportunity to receive hands-on coaching from Bec, Sohee, Katie, and Shona.
1:00pm-2:00pm – Lunch
2:00pm-3:30pm – Hip Thrust and Glute Practical
The hip thrust is a glute exercise that has been growing in popularity over the past decade. Sohee will go over crucial form pointers that will help ensure that everyone is getting the most out of every repetition. She will also teach all the different hip thrust variations and modifications that can be performed depending on individual restrictions, equipment availability, and preferences. This will be followed up by a general glute practical, going over well-known glute exercises such as the frog pump and hip abduction work.
3:30pm-3:45pm - Break
3:45pm-5:15pm – Core Activation and Proper Form Practical
Everybody loves to train abs! In this practical, Katie will go over numerous anti-extension, anti-lateral flexion, and anti-rotation exercises for attendees to add to their training toolbox. She will hone in on proper form on exercises not covered thus far to ensure safe and effective training in the gym.
5:15pm-6:00pm – Q&A
National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) approved 1.6 CEU(s) in category A for certified individuals attending this event.