November 19-21, 2024

Pre conference

Brain health training: Exercise training and technique

Cammy Dennis & Ryan Glatt

Monday, November 7
1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Exercise programs are often developed in response to goals pertaining to physical adaptations. Now, health and fitness professionals may join allied health professionals in addressing neurodegenerative diseases, such as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Exercise has been proven beneficial to brain health and cognitive functioning, but precise exercise prescriptions are not clear to the public or the health and fitness industries. Health professionals largely have not yet been able to develop targeted, effective exercise programs created for the sake of cognitive and brain health. And most fitness professionals have not been educated on techniques specific to exercise sessions with cognitive demands. This session will review the research on how certain exercise modalities can differentially affect the brain by providing the initial framework for programming specific to optimal cognitive health, and demonstrating the application of cognitive demands to exercise sessions.

You’ll be able to:

  • Describe how cardiovascular, resistance, motor, multicomponent and dual-task training exercise types can benefit the brain.
  • Define dual-tasking and how they can improve both functional and cognitive outcome.
  • Apply cognitive-motor dual-tasking techniques to various functional exercises as they relate to targeting specific domains of cognition.

Faculty: Cammy Dennis, BS, ACE, AFAA, AEA, NPI, Fitness Director, On Top of the World Communities, LLC; and Ryan Glatt, MS, CPT, NBC-HWC, Pacific Neuroscience Institute, Pacific Brain Health Center.

Fee to attend:$119.00

Zumba Jump Start Gold

Joy Prouty & Lucrecia Venosta

Monday, November 7
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Learn the foundation and formula of Zumba® and how to adapt it for an active older audience. The Jump Start Gold program brings together the foundation of Zumba Fitness as taught in B1 Instructor Training and Zumba Gold Training. This workshop addresses the anatomical, physiological and psychological needs specific to the older-adult population. It also prepares you to teach participants just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle. Jump Start Gold teaches you the foundation and formula to teach a safe, effective Zumba class and prepares you to teach Zumba Gold classes by integrating the concepts of the Zumba Gold Program. You will receive a one-year Basic Zumba License and a Zumba Gold License if you join ZIN [Zumba Instructor Network] or are a ZIN Member in good standing. There are no prerequisites to take this workshop.

You’ll be able to:

  • Apply the structure of a Zumba class and adapt it for active older adults, beginners, and individuals with special needs.
  • Teach the Zumba basic rhythms and moves and modify them for gold participants using safe and easy progressions.
  • Address the primary components of fitness as they relate to an aging population.

Faculty: Joy Prouty, Zumba Education Specialist (ZES), and Lucrecia Venosta, ACE, AFAA, Zumba Education Specialist (ZES), Zumba Fitness, LLC.

Fee to attend:$139.00