2019 Perform Better Live Stream

Join us for the 2019 Perform Better 3-Day Functional Training Summit Live Stream

August 01 - 04, 2019 | Providence, RI | 1.8 CEUs Category A

Join us for the 2020 Perform Better 3-Day Functional Functional Summit Live Stream

Perform Better


Rhode Island Convention Center
1 Sabin Street
Providence, RI 02903

Perform Better


Event Itinerary - Thursday, August 1
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Channel 1: Starting a Business in the Fitness Industry
by Thomas Plummer

Free Bonus Pre-Con

Event Itinerary - Friday, August 2
9:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Channel 1: Current Concepts in Core Training
by Mike Boyle

Most fitness professionals know that “breathing” and “core” are important concepts, but few of us know exactly what we should be doing with our clients and how and where it all fits into program design. This session will focus on helping us understand and incorporate the latest thinking (McGill exercises, PRI, etc.) into our training. Learn how these new ideas can be used as simple exercises for healthy clients or rehab exercises for those with problems. The hands-on section will focus on step-by-step techniques for putting these methods into practice.

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Channel 2: A "Boomer" Business: Building a Successful Business Training Older Adults
by Rick Mayo

Let’s be honest. As much as many of us would like to train elite athletes and super fit clients, the bulk of the clients that pay our bills are in the 50+ age range. This trend is only going to increase in the foreseeable future. People over 50 will make up more than half of the US population this year -- and they have more than 70% of all of the disposable income! In other words, this is a great market to be in as a personal trainer/coach. At Alloy, Rick has specialized in this population for the last 27 years. Learn how to grow your business by programming, coaching and servicing this crowd.

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Channel 1: Unlocking Fat Loss: Training Strategies for the Body Composition Client
by Alwyn Cosgrove

Fat loss is the number one reason why most people join a gym -- or hire a trainer. Obesity is at an all-time high, yet most training certifications do not teach specific strategies for fat loss. It's clear we as coaches need to do a better job. This class will cover science-based, research-backed and real-world proven protocols to deliver the results your that clients are looking for.

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Channel 2: Astound Your Clientele with Programs That Objectively Work
by John Graham

Create programs for your clientele that surpass their expectations and target scientifically-based outcomes driven systems. Learn how to utilize user-friendly, automated driven measurement (and programming practices) to serve a diverse fitness & athletic clientele, while sustaining a personalized approach. This lecture will provide resources and approaches to enable all populations to maximize their fitness and sports performance potential. Attendees will leave the hands-on session with cutting edge methodologies for training their clients.

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Channel 1: Recovery & Regeneration: Promoting Recovery for Enhanced Performance
by Brandon Marcello

The study of recovery and regeneration began in the 1980’s, yet there continues to be a misunderstanding surrounding the technicalities and nuances of the matter. Furthermore, ambiguity prevails around recovery modalities and their associated prescription. From rock mats to breathing to cold plunges, understanding regeneration techniques, their purpose, and their application, will provide a better return of investment to the programming you employ for those you train.

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Channel 2: Loaded Mobility Training
by Michol Dalcourt

In many protocols, it is understood that stability must precede mobility, which must precede strength. This highly interactive session shifts this fundamental view from progression to one of inclusion. You’ll learn why mobility, stability and strength may be best achieved when trained together. Michol shares why there is a biological predisposition to achieving these three outcomes together and how biomechanics may be better served through this approach.

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
Channel 1: Changing Movement: Why Some Correctives Work and Other Don't
by Gray Cook

Changing movement isn’t about sets, reps or body parts. It’s about understanding why movement is broken in the first place as well as the stimulus that it needs to heal itself. Often, we make the paths to those changes more complex than they need to be, resulting in inefficient, ineffective programs that are nearly impossible to explain to clients. In this session, Gray will discuss the plasticity of the neurological system, its feedback and how we can use its desired sequence of actions to quickly change movement. Whether your focus is on health and wellness or performance development, this talk will help you identify the best ways to convert what you learn from screening into real results that will impress you and your client.

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
Channel 2: Strength Evolution: My 30-Year Reflection of Philosophy, Training & Trends
by Robert Dos Remedios

Strength and conditioning is an ever-evolving field. There may be things that we did years ago that would embarrass us today. There are likely things that we do differently today than we did even last year. All of this is natural part of the evolution of this great field. That’s why it is so important to evaluate, reflect, and look to the future when planning our training programs. In this session we’ll look back a 30-year S & C journey with LOTS of bumps and curves in the road – and many different styles of training. All of which has led to what Coach Dos feels is the very best that we have to offer in 2019!

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
Channel 1: The Nervous System: What Do You Really Need to Know?
by Sue Falsone

Everyone seems to be talking about the nervous system and how it relates to movement and training. But what do you really need to know as a strength coach or personal trainer? How does the nervous system relate to getting bigger, faster and stronger? In the session, Sue shares why (and how) to look beyond biomechanics and the musculoskeletal system to consider the how neurological influences that are impacting your clients or athletes.

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
Channel 2: How Good Can You Be in This Business
by Thomas Plummer

How good can you really be in your career? Anyone can make a decent living in fitness, but few rise to the top and become the leaders that change the way we think, how we act and how we make money in our businesses. What separates most people from who they are, and who they want to be, is obsession and focus. There has never been anything of value or beauty that hasn’t been created from obsession. Join Thomas as he reveals why most of us achieve so little in life compared to the talent and passion we possess. Learn how to chase your own greatness and find the obsession that lives inside of YOU.

5:45 PM - 6:30 PM
The Ripple Effect: Turning Obstacles into Opportunities
by Alwyn Cosgrove

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Event Itinerary - Saturday, August 3
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Channel 1: "But I'm Doing Everything Right”! How to Achieve Real Results with Your Clients in The Other 23 Hours of the Day
by Ali Gilbert

When it comes to fat loss, most people think of only two variables: DIET and EXERCISE.  As fitness professionals, we can only control ONE of those and then only for the one hour we spend with them in the gym.  We know that calories matter, but sometimes hormones matter more. What happens when someone's metabolic makeup is greatly affected by overtraining, undereating, and hormonal changes?  Ali will go over how to tackle everything that goes into the other 23 hours of someone's day that greatly affect not only their fat loss efforts, but their overall quality of life.

8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Channel 2: The Language of Coaching: A Story About Learning
by Nick Winkelman

Join Nick, celebrated performance coach and author of the forthcoming book, Language of Coaching, as he shares what he has learned over the last decade about the partnership between language and learning. This is the story of his educational journey studying the coaching process and the surprising truth about how one person’s mind can become another person’s movement. In the Hands-On session you will not only learn movements relevant for speed, you will start to test drive your ability to coach and cue those movements, receiving immediate feedback from fellow coaches looking to upgrade their way with words.

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Channel 1: The Body-Sport Connection
by Greg Rose

This presentation will highlight how the body effects sports performance and how to build fitness programs for competitive athletes. Greg will show the most common physical limitations that limit rotary athletes and give you ideas on how to eliminate them.

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Channel 2: Fascia Training: A Whole-System Approach
by Bill Parisi

Recent studies are showing that our connective tissue network—or “fascia system”—is an integrated, full-body sensory-organ that is far more responsible for storing, releasing, and transferring elastic energy than was previously understood. Data is also showing that the traditional industry focus on training for speed via more strength is often slowing athletes down, inhibiting proprioception, and increasing their risk for injury. In this talk Bill will explore the new evidence-based science of fascia training as explained by top experts in the field. He presents the latest findings along with new training and diagnostic tools for increasing speed, power, and injury resilience using a three-dimensional, whole-system approach.

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Channel 1: How to Create a Winning Culture
by Martin Rooney

Have you been “grinding” in a gym with your clients and wondering why you aren’t as successful as some other fitness pros? That’s because today your biggest competitive advantage isn’t a cool workout or your fitness knowledge. It’s your “culture”! After helping hundreds of gyms around the world build contagious cultures, Martin shares his secrets on how to develop an environment that not only reignites your business, but rekindles your fire for fitness, too. Join him for his motivational hands-on where you’ll learn to how to create a magnetic team-like atmosphere.

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Channel 2: The Odd Couple: The Relationship Between Strength & Mobility
by Josh Henkin

Many times, we think that greater movement and mobility is accomplished solely through stretching, foam rolling and individual joint mobility exercises. The reality is that strength can play a key role in opening up our mobility potential. In this session, join Josh as he shares the strategies and techniques that can accelerate the mobility of clients, while simultaneously improving their functional strength.

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Channel 1: Mobility and Stability Revisited
by Charlie Weingroff

The Joint-By-Joint Approach was first discussed by Mike Boyle and Gray Cook as early as 2006. Describing joints as “mobile” and “stable” has been a hallmark of training terminology as coaches and therapists are constantly trying to find the best mix of injury reduction, fitness and performance methods. Charlie will discuss the origins of this model, how to evaluate for it and how to use it to improve both mobility and stability throughout the body. Learn why coaching with this approach can lead to impressive results across populations from the injured to the highest level of performers.

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Channel 2: Mindset Mastery: Setting Yourself Up for Success, Resiliency, Happiness, and Peak Performance
by Peter Twist

Even leaders need a place to plug in and recharge – and this lecture is it! Shift your mindset and change how life interacts with you. Understand how to hold your own power. Coaching and training are energy-giving disciplines in a challenging industry. We focus so much of our time on helping others achieve their goals we can get burned out and lose perspective. Coach Twist helps you identify the key guardrails that will keep you on track and moving forward. Learn a mindset worth adopting in all of life and the key strategies required to: overcome challenges, navigate through difficulties, achieve great goals and become more. You’ll head home with potent actions to lead, influence and make a positive impact. If you want to grow your career, refresh your spirit, rekindle your passion and succeed in all areas of life, this lecture is for YOU!

3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Channel 1: Fascia in Training - What is Is and Why It Matters
by Todd Wright

Learn the science and theory behind fascia and the thought process that supports a multi-planar, integrated full body approach to enhancing and developing the facial system in your programming. Coach Wright shares actual stories of injuries and how to use the concept of Tensegrity = Tension + Integrity, to create a map of understanding to help diagnose dysfunction and pain for your clients. You’ll learn the principles of Applied Functional Science and human movement and how they drive the training strategies selected. The 8 Core Movement Patterns will be presented and how as a coach you can influence these movement patterns to progress (or regress) the athlete and client for success.

3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Channel 2: Is Getting to a Million Followers Really Necessary?
by Don Saladino

Social media has become the marketing machine for many businesses, but it’s more important to more highly engaged followers, than just more followers…period. The social media platforms out there (like Instagram) are continuously changing their algorithms, which may be making engagement more difficult for you. In this talk Don discusses everything from editing your posts to getting more eyeballs on your website. This talk will give you everything you need to know to develop a strong social media presence that converts to a real increase in business.

4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
Channel 1: 5 Ways to Reinvent Your Business, Brand and Self...NOW!
by Todd Durkin

Are you ready for a major uptick in business? Do you want to achieve even more success as a trainer, coach, and fitness entrepreneur? If you were to "reinvent" your brand and business to catapult to a new level, what changes would you make? So, what is holding you back? In his lecture, Todd shares the 5 things you can do NOW to amp up your time, energy, freedom and achieve more success in all that you do. In the hands-on session, Todd shares the “yin” side of his high-successful methodology for the first time, including: mindfulness, meditation, visualization, stretching, fascial lengthening, message and breathwork. Learn how these often-neglected aspects of training can create greater impact and maximize results for your athletes and clients.

4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
Channel 2: Earn More, Worry Less
by Rachel Cosgrove

Stop worrying & start taking action to increase revenue in your business! Too many fitness professionals struggle to stay in the industry, stressing about finances and living paycheck to paycheck. In this session, Rachel Cosgrove will give you simple steps and strategies to help you: bring in new clients, offer more to your existing clients and raise your prices without fear. Earning money in fitness does not need to be hard. Get the tools that you need to create security and abundance you deserve, while doing work that you love. For her hands-on session, Rachel will take you through a similar workout to what she uses with her clients at Results Fitness during their Metabolism Makeover Challenge. You'll learn new full body exercises that will get your clients heart rates pumping & metabolism cranking using kettlebells & sandbags.

Event Itinerary - Sunday, August 4
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Channel 1: You Can't Have a Culture Without a Cult
by Mark Fisher

Many gyms want to create an amazing member experience, but have no idea how to go about it. In this presentation, Mark explores the “secret sauce” behind Mark Fisher Fitness’ success -- CULTURE. You’ll learn how translate your mission and values to create your ideal environment, attract your dream clients and build your tribe. Mark will offer specific strategies and tactics that can be applied and scaled by anyone, from freelance personal trainers to multiple-unit businesses.

8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Channel 2: Make More Money in the Fitness Business: The 7 Best Opportunities and Ideas to Get More Clients
by Vincent Gabriele

Burnout in the fitness industry is big problem and financial stress is one of the major culprits. Fortunately, personal trainers and gym owners can breakthrough these obstacles by learning simple (yet effective) sales and marketing strategies that can make a massive impact. Vince uncovers 7 ways to get more clients and make more money. This presentation will give you the power to continue doing what you love AND thrive at the same time. 

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Channel 1: The Overhead Athlete Evolution
by Eric Cressey

Cressey Sports Performance was originally founded 12 years ago as a destination for elite baseball players from around the country looking to improve. Overtime their specific expertise with overhead athletes drew interest from quarterbacks, tennis players, and swimmers. Eric will share the lessons that he’s learned, the new challenges that he faces and the strategies that he employs to keep the arms healthy. The presentation will focus on overhead athletes, but the majority of lessons will be applicable to everyday fitness clients, as well.

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Channel 2: Be Like the Best - 7 Things I Learned From the Best of the Best
by Anthony Renna

In the 10 years of doing the Strength Coach Podcast, Anthony has interviewed over 300 fitness professionals, physical therapists, business owners and doctors. For his book on Success in the Fitness Industry, he picked 50 of the best of the best to dive deeper into their journey of the pursuit of mastery. What is success? What drives them? How do they stay on track? How do they push through their worst times? In this lecture, he will go over the 7 things he learned from his extensive interviews with them.

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Channel 1: Circuiting the Rehab Training Model
by Michael Mullin

The lines have become increasingly blurred between what rehabilitation and training look like. Performance coaches are working more with the rehab staff within integrated performance teams. Fitness professionals have increasing roles helping manage the recovery process of the clients they train and rehabilitation professionals are transitioning their clients further into fitness programs. This lecture will review some of the more important factors to take into consideration, from: some base assessments and intervention techniques to program design and professional strategies. The hands-on session will cover an innovative no-equipment, bodyweight progressive program suitable for general population all the way to the collegiate athlete.

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Channel 2: Checking the Box: The Simplest Thing You're Not Doing
by Brendon Rearick

What responsibility do we as fitness professionals share with pilots and surgeons? People’s lives. With great responsibility comes great power. How do pilots and surgeons manage this power? With checklists. Whether we’re trying to improve: quality of life, performance, games missed due to injury, retention rate, return to play, proficiency, whatever…well-designed checklists can dramatically improve outcomes. You will walk away from this presentation with a framework to create your own checklists, giving you (and your staff) the confidence to safely train anyone, anytime, anywhere. Pilots and surgeons use checklists to save lives, shouldn’t you?

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