Perform Better Summits 2024

It’s Summit season once again! We’re so excited to catch up with our Perform Better extended family this summer! Our 3-Day Functional Training Summits are bringing together 71 of the top experts in the industry at 4 great locations. There are all new lectures, hands-on topics, and new Q&A sessions with the presenters every 90 minutes. Attendees will have plenty of networking opportunities and CEU’s will be available. And as always, our complimentary socials are not to be missed!




For Everyone Who Trains or Rehabs Clients, Patients and Athletes

• New Lectures and Hands-On Topics

• 71 Nationally Known Presenters at 4 Great Locations • New Q & A Sessions Every 90 Minutes • Networking Opportunities with Presenters & Attendees

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! $ 289 6 weeks Prior to Summit

Orlando, FL May 30 – June 1, 2024

Chicago, IL June 27 – 29, 2024

Los Angeles, CA August 1 – 3, 2024

Providence, RI August 22 - 24, 2024

For information or to register, call toll-free 800-556-7464 or visit performbetter.Com/seminars


JOSE ANTONIO, PHD, CSCS*D • Professor of Exercise and Sports Science, Nova Southeastern University, Davie, FL • CEO and Fellow of the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN) • Fellow of the NSCA Lies, Fries, and Chicken Thighs

MICHELLE BOLAND PHD, CSCS*D • Owner of both Reframe Performance Inc and Michelle Boland Training • Prior Director of Education at a private training facility • Prior Strength and Conditioning Coach for a D1 collegiate institution • Bachelor’s degree in nutrition & Master’s in strength and conditioning • Doctoral degree in exercise physiology • Specializes in movement biomechanics and athletic development How To Train Your Gen Pop Clients Like Athletes There is typically a large learning curve for your clients who have no train- ing history, so getting them to move athletically can be a challenge. In this presentation, Michelle is going to provide you with practical strate- gies for how to incorporate change of direction drills without sprinting, how to add agility without ladders, and how to add Olympic lifts without barbells. We can get people moving better, we just need to create exer- cises that make them feel successful and safely promote intensity. ( Orlando ) MICHAEL BOYLE, MA, ATC • Co-founder and current partner in Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning • Co-founder of Certified Functional Strength Coach • International presenter and educator • Former strength and conditioning coach at the Boston Red Sox, Boston Bruins, Boston University and US Women’s National Ice Hockey team • Author of D esigning Strength Training Programs and Facilities , New Functional Training for Sports , and Advances in Functional Training Great Training Starts with Why The original Start with Why presentation was in 2015. Almost 10 years later, it’s time to again discuss why we do the things we do at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning. The “whys” are always controversial, but it’s important to discuss why we foam roll, why we static stretch and why we choose one exercise over another. Get a look at MBSC’s Big Rocks in the next generation of Start With Why. ( Orlando, Providence ) CHRIS BRADEN B.S, M.ED, FAFS, SCCC • Co-Owner/General Manager, Train 4 The Game (2011-Present) • Head Strength Coach for Men’s Basketball, Texas Tech University (2007 – 2011) • Strength Coach (Graduate & Assistant), The University of Texas (2003-2007) Service & Hospitality – Rediscovering & Recommitting to Your Business’s Sustainable Success Are you anchoring the overall success of your business to the uniqueness of your training approach? There are training practices that will likely fit any one person’s particular needs somewhat better than another. However, it’s understood that the human body can respond positively to a wide variety of appropriate stimuli. If true, then you and your competitors will create, to some degree, successful physical outcomes for clients. So why would a person choose to remain with your business when similar outcomes might be achieved elsewhere? Anchoring your business to best-in-class service and hospitality is one of the few ways in which you can reliably create a competitive difference. Learn the principles, strategies, and techniques to intentionally deliver a truly differentiated service that is often the undiscov- ered lifeblood of your future success. (Lecture Only) ( Chicago )

Dr. Antonio delves into the benefits of incorporating ample protein into one’s nutrition regimen. He will elucidate the fundamental role of pro- teins in the body, emphasizing their significance in skeletal muscle hy- pertrophy and body composition. Dr. Antonio will address common misconceptions and myths surrounding high-protein diets. For in- stance, do super high-protein intakes cause renal dysfunction? Is there a limit to how much protein one can consume in a single meal? These and many other important questions will be answered! (Lecture Only) ( Orlando )

TRAVIS BARNES • International Presenter & Founder of FitBiz Mastery • Founder and Franchisor of Journey 333 • CoFounder with Todd Durkin of the IMPACT Speakers Course • Host of the Overcomers Podcast The Future of Fitness

Embrace the changing times or risk falling behind. As the concept of lon- gevity gains prominence, an array of wearable technologies will play a pivotal role in reshaping the fitness landscape. Your role as a coach will expand beyond the traditional assessment of body composition to en- compass the holistic analysis of a client’s overall health profile. Integrat- ing AI into your coaching practices will prove indispensable in facilitating seamless communication, optimizing appointment booking, and crafting targeted advertisements. Join Travis as he explores The Future of Fit- ness. You will walk away with strategies and tactics that you can immedi- ately deploy to improve your personal and professional life. (Lecture Only) The Art of Human Connection There is more to coaching than coaching. It’s not enough to design pro- gramming that gets results. In this session we are going beyond sci- ence and exploring the art of making clients happy and establishing hu- man connection. (Hands-On Only) ( Orlando, Providence ) JESSICA BENTO, MSPT • Director of Operations for Innovative Fitness Solutions & Ultimate Sandbag Training • Heads up the educational programs for Dynamic Variable Resistance Training • Has worked in every aspect of Physical Therapy, including Sports Rehab, In-Patient Neuro and Geriatric Populations for close to 20 years Beyond the Rotator Cuff: New Methods of Shoulder Health & Performance Shoulder injuries are far more common than many would believe. How- ever, research has explained, “After low back pain and knee pain, shoul- der pain has been estimated to be the third most common musculoskel- etal presentation in primary care.” In addition to pain, functional disabili- ties are common and can interfere with work, social, and sporting activi- ties and may also be associated with reduced quality of life. This session is designed to help coaches and therapists look beyond the old ideas of isolating muscles and use current research to better understand how to restore and train the shoulder for optimal health and performance. ( Los Angeles, Providence )

2 Orlando, FL May 30 – June 1 | Chicago, IL June 27 – 29, 2024 | Los Angeles, CA August 1 – 3, 2024 | Providence, RI August 22 – 24, 2024


DUANE CARLISLE MSC, MSCC • President & Founder of Carlisle Performance Systems • Performance Consultant to the NFL, PAC 12 and many other athletes • Started the first full-time Sports Performance Facility–Lightning Fast Training Systems, LLC

LEE BURTON PHD, ATC, CSCS • Co-Founder of the Functional Movement Screen • Former Program Director for Athletic Training at Averett University • Lectures nationally and internationally in the fields of sports medicine and performance enhancement • Doctorate Degree from Virginia Tech with an emphasis in Health Promotion and Wellness

• Served as the Director of Sports Performance at Purdue University • Former Strength & Conditioning Coach for the San Francisco 49ers Unleashing the Corporate Athlete: A Guide to Speed Training Systems In this session Duane delves into developing effective training plans for ‘weekend warriors’ in the corporate world, focusing on maintaining op- timal movement and performance. This talk will guide personal trainers through a systematic approach to speed training, emphasizing the key components and structure of a training plan tailored for the busy pro- fessional. Attendees will gain insights into crafting programs that not only enhance speed but also ensure overall well-being and sustained athletic capability in their clients. ( Providence )

GRAY COOK MSPT, OCS, CSCS • Co-Founder of the Functional Movement Screen

• Author of The Business of Movement, Movement , and Athletic Body in Balance • Pushes professionals and enthusiasts to creatively re-think movement behavior

• Known for mapping and deconstructing movement patterns, and rebuilding movement following natural developmental paths Managing Pain Through Better Exercise and Movement Decisions Are you making the right choice at the right time? First, you need the right information, and that comes from asking the right ques- tions. In this session, Lee Burton and Gray Cook take exercise deci- sions back to the very basics of health and wellness. The future of health and fitness depends on our ability to measure wellness using functional standards. But how do we do that? Lee and Gray look at eight domains of wellness to properly answer the question “What should I work on today?” You will learn how to structure screening to focus on your (or your client’s) greatest opportunities in the do- mains of Breathing Quality, Sleep Quality, Nutritional Awareness, Movement Health, Behavioral Health, Physical Activity, Body Com- position and Injury History. This holistic view, with the addition of the FMS-developed algorithm, will prevent you from getting the first step wrong when seeking any corrective actions or develop-

KEVIN CARR CFSC, LMT • Co-Founder, Certified Functional Strength Coach & Movement As Medicine • Partner, Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning • Author, Functional Training Anatomy with Human Kinetics 5 Fitness Facts That Could Save Your Life

The Personal Trainer is the front-line health care practitioner. As a coach, you have more contact and influence on the long-term health of your cli- ents than any other medical professional. So how can we look at our training as a means to improve both Life Span and Health Span? What can we do from an exercise programming standpoint to reduce long-term disability? How can exercise help us maintain our cognitive health as we grow older? In this presentation, Kevin will go deep into the science and application of training to reduce disease and disability and, most impor- tantly, give you practical training takeaways that you can immediately apply to your clients on Monday. ( Orlando )

ment endeavors. (Kick-Off Session – Lecture Only) ( Orlando, Chicago, Los Angeles, Providence )


⚫ 71 excellent presenters at our 4 summits ⚫ 25 lecture sessions at each summit ⚫ 24 hands-on sessions at each summit ⚫ Complimentary social on Friday evening

⚫ Networking opportunities with presenters & attendees ⚫ CEUs available ⚫ Q & A sessions with multiple presenters every 90 minutes



For information or to register, call toll-free 800-556-7464 or visit

2024 3-DAY FUNCTIONAL TRAINING SUMMIT ERIC CRESSEY MA, CSCS • President and Co-Founder of Cressey Sports Performance, with facilities in MA and FL • Director of Player Health and Performance, New York Yankees • Writer, presenter, consultant and podcast host Non-Negotiable High Performance Principles

GERALYN COOPERSMITH MA, CSCS • 30-year industry veteran • Expert in Learning & Development, Experience Design & Talent Management • Leadership roles with Nike, Weight Watchers,

Equinox, EXOS, Flywheel and Forme Life • Author of Fit & Female: The Perfect Fitness & Nutrition Game Plan for Your Unique Body Type • Creator of The Full Potential Project ( Supercharge Your Fitness Career: 5 Keys to Experiencing More Joy, Creating Abundance & Leaving a Legacy Do you ever feel stuck in a rut with your career or business? Do you won- der if you should be doing something else . Do you ask yourself if what you are doing today will have lasting impact on others, the industry, or the world? If you ask yourself these questions, you are not alone. Our indus- try is one of the most rewarding, but navigating a lifelong career as health and fitness professionals requires intentionality and thoughtfulness. In this lecture Geralyn will share secrets, strategies and hard lessons learned from leading teams for the world’s biggest and most innovative brands. You’ll learn how to gain clarity, direction and focus to take your career (and life) to the next level! (Lecture only) ( Orlando ) ALWYN COSGROVE, CSCS • Owner of Results Fitness, a complete fitness programming and consulting service • Founder of • One of the country’s most sought-after fitness professionals Unlocking Fat Loss: Training Strategies for the Body Composition Client Obesity is at an all-time high. Over 70% of the US population is over- weight and about 40% of those individuals are considered obese. So it’s not surprising that fat loss is the number one reason why most peo- ple join a gym. It’s clear as coaches we need to do a better job in help- ing people lose weight and keep it off. Unfortunately, most training certifications don’t teach program design strategies for fat loss. In this session, Alwyn will explain what the science and research tell us about fat loss. In the hands-on you’ll experience the real-world protocols that are proven to deliver fat loss results for your clients. ( Orlando, Chicago, Los Angeles )

It’s easy to get bogged down in debate over controversial training prac- tices, but far more productive to spend time focusing on tried and true principles that should not only help to find common ground, but more importantly, make our training safe and effective for clients and athletes of all ages and ability levels. In this presentation, Eric will highlight some key considerations that apply across all populations. ( Orlando )


• Founder of IoM and ViPR PRO • Co- Founder of PTA Global • Past Adjunct Faculty (Sport Science) - University of San Francisco • Internationally recognized industry leader in health and human performance Training and Injury Proofing: The Foot and Ankle The Foot and Ankle Complex is, for the most part, misunderstood. If not working well, the whole body will feel its effects and will not func- tion properly. The foot and ankle are often forgotten when considering movement. Low back pain and shoulder disfunction can, in many cases, have their roots in poorly functioning feet and ankles. This workshop will explain the nature and role of the foot and ankle complex to the function of the body. In the hands-on session, Michol will go over the 6 steps in choosing the right foot and ankle exercises for your clients and athletes. ( Chicago, Providence )

RACHEL COSGROVE CSCS, CISSN • Owner & operator of Results Fitness for 24 years in Southern California • Founder of Results Fitness University business coaching & consulting

• International presenter & best-selling author of The Female Body Breakthrough , Drop Two Sizes and coming next, Age Strong • Featured in almost every fitness magazine including Women’s Health,

Men’s Health, Shape, Oxygen and more. • 2012 IDEA Personal Trainer of the year

Coaching Women in Their 40s and Beyond to Age Strong Rachel will be sharing her secrets to successfully coach women over 40. After this presentation you’ll understand this demographic better, be able to design them a results guaranteed program, communicate and coach them effectively and even learn to market to attract more of

them to your business! ( Orlando, Los Angeles )

4 Orlando, FL May 30 – June 1 | Chicago, IL June 27 – 29, 2024 | Los Angeles, CA August 1 – 3, 2024 | Providence, RI August 22 – 24, 2024


TODD DURKIN, MA, CSCS • Founder, Fitness Quest 10 (San Diego, CA) & IMPACT-X Fitness, Recovery, & Coaching • Founder & Leader of the Todd Durkin Mastermind 2017 Jack LaLanne Award winner & two-time Trainer of the Year • Host of the Todd Durkin IMPACT SHOW podcast True Strength: 5 Principles to Grow Your Brand & Business to Create More Impact In a world filled with the desire to create great success and impact, what happens when things don’t go right? How do you keep battling “for good” and doing great things, when sometimes you’re wrestling for your own inner peace, health, and purpose? This is called TRUE STRENGTH and is what Todd is going to dive into. He will share the 5 principles you must heavily rely on to grow your business, scale your success, and ultimately create IMPACT. Todd will go into everything that deals with “advanced” strategies to enhance your mindset, finan- cial, and personal success. This talk will inspire you and light a fire under you personally and professionally to go create even more IMPACT! In the hands-on session, TD will get your soul singing in his vintage True Strength workout. ( Orlando, Los Angeles, Providence ) SUE FALSONE PT, DPT, MS, SCS, ATC, CSCS*D, COMT • Director of Movement and Return to Perfor- mance for the Houston Texans • Owner / Founder of Structure and Function Education • Associate Professor, Athletic Training Programs, A.T. Still University From Strain to Strength: Empowering Your Client with Low Back Pain In this session, Sue will unpack the anatomical, physiological and psychologi- cal components to low back pain. Once you have a great understanding of these components, programming for your client with low back pain is a breeze! Learn how to empower your client through education, soft tissue and movement so you can support them in achieving their goals. ( Orlando, Providence ) ADAM FEIT PHD, CSCS, SCCC, CMPC • Assistant Professor of Exercise Science at Springfield College • Co-Owner of TF Performance • Former NFL and Division I Strength Coach and Nutrition Coordinator Behavioral Alchemy: The Art and Science of Behavior Change Join Dr. Feit as he unravels the science and application of key topics such as habit theory, motivation, and environmental design. Learn how to help clients navigate the nuances of behavior change, guiding them through the process of identifying triggers, establishing routines, and leveraging rewards to foster lasting behaviors. (Lecture Only) Sprains, Strains, and Automatic Adjustments: Working with Injured Clients Have you ever coached a client whose participation is limited due to an injury? In this session, you’ll learn how to set up a successful injury tri- age system for navigating client aches and pains to keep energy and effort levels high. (Hands-On Only) ( Chicago )

FRANK DOLAN, CSCS • Owner and operator of Sports and Fitness Performance Training Centers • Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Bay Shore High School and Friends Academy, Long Island, NY

• Instructor for Functional Movement Systems and Adjunct Professor at Hofstra University • Consulted for Nike Global Training, Nike NYC and Equinox The 5 Most Common Mistakes of Power Development Training Is your power development training actually helping your athletes and clients get where they want to go? At best you might be wasting time, at worst you may actually be doing harm! In this lecture you’ll take away a modern approach to power development training for athletes and clients of all ages and abilities. Stop making these mistakes and start making the change you seek to make. In the hands-on session you will participate in a real-time analysis of where to start and how to practically implement power training exercises and drills. ( Orlando ) • Recently retired Professor of Kinesiology and Strength & Conditioning Coach at College of the Canyons • Director of Performance – National Sports Performance Association (NSPA) • Master Strength & Conditioning Coach, CSCCa • International strength & conditioning presenter & consultant with over 35 years of experience Protocols to Add Progressive Intensity in Programs for All Populations ROBERT DOS REMEDIOS MA, CSCS Progressive overload is crucial in the effectiveness of any training pro- gram. These overloads on the body can be attained through the ma- nipulation and adjustment of variables such as loading, exercise selec- tion, and set durations and rest periods. You will explore protocols that can address strength, power, and work capacity in all populations, from elderly to elite athletes. ( Los Angeles )

PETE DUPUIS • Co-Founder of Cressey Sports Performance, off-season training home to 500+ MLB affiliated athletes since 2007

• Over 15 years of fitness industry experience • Accountability Coach at Business For Unicorns, consulting service provider to 125+ gyms around the world Every Fitness Professional Needs a Niche - Here’s How to Establish Yours They say the riches are in the niches, and I’m inclined to agree after building a career around serving the unique and specific training needs of baseball players, and pitchers in particular. This presenta- tion will outline the foundational rules for identifying an underserved piece of the training population, positioning yourself as the obvious service provider solution in that space, and ultimately winning that business. (Lecture Only) ( Chicago )


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WIL FLEMING CSCS, USAW INTERNATIONAL COACH • Coach to professional athletes and interna- tional medalists

• Director of the Strength and Conditioning Graduate Program at Springfield College • Former Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Iowa and the University of Louisville • Former Adult Program Director at Reach Your Potential Training • Current co-owner of Team Feit Performance Growing Your Staff: How to Educate, Evaluate, and Develop Your New Coaches/Trainers Struggling to develop your less experienced trainers and coaches? If so, come join Dr. MK Feit to learn a variety of strategies to educate, evaluate, and develop your staff. During this presentation, MK will take you through the process of establishing your educational curriculum, developing your evaluation tool, and determining your frequency and method for feedback. MK will provide some key insights on how to form and maintain relationships with local colleges and universities to be- come a frequently used internship site for students looking to enter the fitness industry. (Lecture Only) Critically Assessing Coaching Techniques and Tendencies During this hands-on session, you will have the opportunity to practice your coaching craft in front of your peers, receive feedback from other professionals, and determine goals for improving your coaching behav- iors. (Hands-On Only) ( Chicago ) MARK FISHER • Founder of NYC’s Mark Fisher Fitness: 10+ Years • Investor and Franchisee in Alloy Personal Training • Featured in the New York Times, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, Men’s Health, TEDx Broadway and more • International Keynote Speaker and Gym Business Expert How to Get Your Next 5 Clients Without Paid Ads Even If You Hate Marketing As fitness professionals, we can’t help people if we don’t have clients. But paid ads can be expensive and confusing. And too often marketing seems to conflict with our values. When we DO try to grow our gym or book of cli- ents, we don’t get enough leads. In this lecture, Mark will share the BEST strategies for 2024 to get your next 5 clients. You’ll learn how to leverage your “hidden” leads, where to find qualified prospects that value your ser- vices, and the secret to making effective invitations so your audience rais- es their hand to work with you. Attendees will leave with a gameplan in or- der to create more income and more impact! (Lecture Only) ( Chicago, Los Angeles ) of Multi-Million Dollar Revenue and Counting • Founder of Business for Unicorns and Business Coach to over 100 Gym Owners

• Author of Complete Olympic Lifting Handbook , and V elocity-Based Training for Weightlifting • Creator of NSPA’s Certified Weightlifting Performance Coach Course SPS: Speed, Power, Strength- What Works and What Doesn’t Work For The Big 3 of Performance For almost two decades Wil Fleming has helped athletes, from high schoolers to Olympians, chase their dreams of getting faster, stronger, and more powerful. Coach Fleming helps you make sense of what works and what is just hype when it comes to helping people become better athletes. Learn from a true coach, who is on the floor every day working with athletes and clients. If you train athletes or general population cli- ents you need to learn how to get people performing at a higher level from a coaching perspective. ( Orlando ) CHRIS FRANKEL, PHD • Head of Performance Innovation at BeaverFit • Decades of experience in fitness and human performance teaching, research, and coaching • Working at the intersection of product design, programming, and professional education • Successful track record of curriculum design and delivery for fitness professionals Identifying Your Truths and Cultivating First Principles Thinking in Programming and Coaching Have you ever wondered why various training approaches yield similar results, and why “proven” methods occasionally fall short? What are valid and reliable strategies to effectively enhance coaching and train- ing outcomes? This session delves into the principles of evidence- based practice and practical experience, offering personal insights to help you transform diverse information into effective systems for both you and those you coach. Many of these lessons learned are accompa- nied by actionable insights derived from working with fitness, sports, and tactical professionals in a wide variety of environments. Practical nuggets and “moments of science” are delivered in a manner that al- lows you to assess, prototype, and continuously advance your pro- gramming and group management skills. ( Los Angeles )

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! $ 289 6 weeks Prior to Summit

6 Orlando, FL May 30 – June 1 | Chicago, IL June 27 – 29, 2024 | Los Angeles, CA August 1 – 3, 2024 | Providence, RI August 22 – 24, 2024

ANN & CHRIS FREDERICK • Provided flexibility training and assisted stretching with 3 Super Bowl teams, multiple Hall of Famers and starters from many teams in the NFL • Co-authored 4 popular books on their method, including Stretch to Win and Fascial Stretch Therapy • Subject matter experts on stretching and flexibility for NASM, producing the Stretching and Flexibility Coach certification program • Recognized as global leaders in the stretching and flexibility industry, the Fredericks have presented at multiple international conferences for over 30 years • Lead instructors teaching their method at monthly live workshops Fascianetics ® - Comprehensive Flexibility Training for Athletes Beyond range of motion, flexibility in sports and life is optimal adaptability. Fascia provides the fundamental dynamic background to appropriately and precisely respond to the enormous stress and strain generated within the body to adapt to the many forces common in sports. The newest models of human structure and function depict a balance of internal forces of tension and compression as key to achieving and maintaining optimal health, per- formance, and wellness. Imbalances in those internal forces will result in body regions of both excessive and deficient tension and compression that impair training, performance, and recovery, leading to common musculo- skeletal conditions and sports injuries. Fascianetics is a new name for a long-established, proven system of functional flexibility assessment and training that tunes the human instrument with precise hands-on tech- niques. The athlete is then given a brief, customized program to maintain their new flexibility benchmark. Time management of these programs will be demonstrated to fit in efficiently with everyone’s tight schedule. ( Chicago ) Having attended the Perform Better Summit since 2006, I can confidently endorse it as an invaluable journey of growth for anyone looking to make an impact in our industry. From a novice trainer to now a gym owner, the Summit has been my annual “Fitmas” celebration; fostering connections, absorbing knowledge and a testament to the importance of attending this fitness industry cornerstone. – SARAH FISCHER-REYNOLDS, OWNER/DEEP HEALTH COACH AT FUNCTIONAL EFFECT FITNESS & REHABILITATION

JENA GATSES PT, DPT, LMT, SFMA, CSCS • Owner/Founder of Scientific Fitness™ & House of Pain • Former 4x Championship Head Coach, Physical Therapist, & Strength & Conditioning Coach for 6 NASCAR Teams • Performance Coach to Top Athletes: NFL,

NBA, MLB, Boxing, NHL, UFC, USA Cycling, X-Games, Motocross Advanced Recovery Strategies to Improve Mobility & Enhance Performance Advanced recovery strategies are a crucial component in the fields of sports science and physical therapy, aimed at improving mobility and en- hancing performance. These methods extend beyond traditional rest and ice, exploring a variety of techniques designed to accelerate recovery and optimize physical functioning. When used properly, these methods can help reduce soreness, improve circulation, and expedite the healing process. Discover the top 5 advanced recovery strategies, backed by the latest research, to enhance mobility and athletic performance. ( Chicago ) ALI GILBERT CSCS*D, TPI LEVEL 3, FMS 2, CFSC • Queen of Men’s Health • Founder of Silverback Coaching • Creator of the Silverback Summit, the premier men’s health educational event • Featured on Generation Iron, Mark Bell, Dave Tate, T-Nation and various podcasts • 2-time Golf Digest golf fitness professional GPP for TRT: The Silverback Approach to Getting Men Jacked + Lean In a world drowning in information overload, Ali will cut through the cha- os to simplify the pursuit of the ultimate male physique. This talk pro- vides an insider’s look at the exact methods Ali and her team use. It’s not rocket science; it’s the art of simplicity. Get ready for a straightfor- ward and effective journey, where nutrition and training strategies be- come your trusty sidekicks on the quest for peak performance. ( Orlando, Los Angeles ) JASON GLASS, BHK, CSCS, TPI • One of the world’s top Rotational Strength & Conditioning Specialists • Coaches and consults for PGA, LPGA, NFL, NHL, MLB and Extreme Sport Athletes • Owns and operates Kinetica Performance LTD • Head of the Titleist Performance Institute Fitness Advisory Board • Host of the Coach Glass Podcast and Coach Glass Mentorship Rotational Drivers: Training Rotational Power from the Source Learn how to train an athlete’s rotational movement from the source. Ac- celerate their rotational speed and the process in which they learn it by focusing on what drives rotation. Your job is to create force in the right direction to maximize the output. The skills you learn in this session will equip you with everything you need to become a world-class rotational wizard. Neuromuscular training, ground reaction force techniques, and sling training will ignite your athletes to load and explode. This session is full of new rotational exercises, coaching cues, and assessments. ( Providence )

MOLLY GALBRAITH, CSCS • Co-Founder and Woman-in-Charge at Girls Gone Strong • Creator of the GGS Academy, the world’s first online Academy offering comprehensive, evidence-based, interdisciplinary women-specif- ic coaching certifications • National speaker on women’s strength training and empowerment How to Become the Go-To Coach for Women

67-75% of people who hire a coach or trainer are women, yet most cer- tifications and courses don’t cover critical women-specific coaching and training education. In this presentation, you’ll walk away with spe- cific, actionable strategies to better understand, connect with, and serve the women you coach, and set yourself apart as the go-to coach for women in your gym or community. ( Los Angeles )


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JOSH HENKIN, CSCS • CEO, Ultimate Sandbag Training and Creator of the Ultimate Sandbag and the Dynamic Variable Resistance Training System • Teaching continuing education programs in the fields of corrective exercise, functional training, and performance programming in over 13 countries for the past 16 years.

JOHN GRAHAM MS, ACSM EP-C, CSCS*D, RSCC*E, FNSCA • Senior Network Administrator, Fitness & Sports Performance, St. Luke’s University Health Network, Pennsylvania & New Jersey • Co-Author of Metabolic Training – The Ultimate Guide to the Ultimate Workout • NSCA Nominations Board Committee – Member • Associate Editor, NSCA, Strength & Conditioning Journal • Senior Contributor, SportsEdTV Individual & Group Exercise Programming

• His work has been published in over 20 publications including the Wall Street Journal, Men’s/Women’s Health, Shape, Muscle & Fitness, T-Nation. The New Science of Low Back Pain Even though low back pain is recognized as the MOST common musculo- skeletal problem in the world, our ability to truly help people with low back pain has not proven to be very effective. We are missing the challenge of low back pain being a multi-factorial problem. The new science of low back pain is showing us that the issue isn’t just core stability, mobility, or many of our physical goals. Realizing that low back pain is related to an integrated model of physical, psychological, and social factors, how should coaches now approach programs to address the complexity of low back pain? During this session Josh will break down the new science of low back pain solutions and how you can practically apply your training and educate clients to empower them to better results. ( Chicago, Los Angeles, Providence )

Invigorate your clients with individualized and group programming that ex- ceeds their expectations with evidence-based approaches. This lecture and hands-on session will offer approaches and systems to enable clien- tele to propel their fitness, athletic, tactical or longevity health objectives. Attendees who attend the hands-on session will receive metabolic training approaches designed to maximize improvements in endurance, fat loss,

strength and performance. ( Chicago, Providence )

SEAN GREELEY • Founder, coach, author, and speaker who helps fitness entrepreneurs build sustainable and predictable 7-figure businesses • CEO of NPE, dedicated his life to helping fitness entrepreneurs find the clarity, confidence, and courage they need to break through and grow to the next level

BILLY HOFACKER, CSCS • Author of Fitness Profits • Owner of Total Body Personal Training, based on Long Island, NY • Host of the Your Fitness Money Coach Podcast • Recognized as a Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) by Toastmasters International Eliminate Money Stress with the 3M System

• NPE is globally recognized for delivering the #1 suite of business growth systems, tools, and coaching for fitness entrepreneurs to grow 6-, 7-, and 8-figure businesses • Since 2006, NPE has helped over 53,000+ fitness businesses in 96+ countries grow to the next level, and is responsible for driving over $1.1 billion in client revenue The 7-Figure Fitness Entrepreneur Roadmap™ What do you want from your career and business? What strategies, systems, and tools do you need to turn your passion into a highly-prof- itable business? Fitness entrepreneurs get stuck with flatlined growth, working too many hours in the business, and burning cash. Don’t let this happen to you. In this session, you’ll learn about the roadmap needed to understand where you are now, identify your most important priorities to drive consistent growth, and how to create an action plan to sell out your programs. (Lecture Only) ( Providence ) DAVID GREY

Many fitness professionals hope for a stable future and good earnings, but a lot end up struggling without even realizing it. Even if you’re work- ing hard and doing your best, money worries can still nag at you. If you’re feeling that, you’re not alone. Billy Hofacker understands the struggle because he’s been there. He managed to pay off $470,000 in debt in just 13 years! He’s achieved an enormous sense of freedom and now he’s going to show you how to do the same using his 3M Money System. (Lecture Only) ( Orlando ) MATTHEW IBRAHIM • Strength & Conditioning Coach (since 2007) • Coordinator/Professor, Endicott College • Founder, Athletic Performance University • Volunteer S&C Coach, Endicott College Gulls Athletics • Adjunct Professor, Maryville University • Ph.D. Candidate, Human & Sport Performance Frontal Plane Fundamentals: Lower Body Training Athletic performance hinges on your ability to possess multi-direction- al strength and power. In addition, building a durable and robust lower body means that the hips and knees can perform at high levels outside of just the sagittal plane. The often forgotten frontal plane, which rep- resents side-to-side and lateral movements, is rarely discussed or trained in the world of Strength & Conditioning. This session sets out to shift that paradigm through sound training strategies, rationale and methods for immediate application. ( Providence )

• CEO of David Grey Rehab, based in Ireland • Biomechanics and rehabilitation specialist • Rehabs some of world’s best athletes, has delivered workshops and seminars internation- ally, and regularly consults with the industry’s top Coaches & Therapists (Re)Building the Foot and Ankle Complex

Let’s face it, the foot can be confusing. But it doesn’t have to be. It re- ally only needs to do two things – pronate and supinate. In this talk, Da- vid will teach you the simple strategies that he uses to mobilize and strengthen the foot and ankle complex. You will look at how you can bias certain shin angles and foot pressures to force the foot to react differently to the body above and the floor below. He’ll also leave you with the exact pain-to-performance progression that he has used to rehab/train thousands of athletes. ( Providence )

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IAN JEFFREYS PHD, RSCC*E, CSCS*D, ASCC, FNSCA, FUKSCA • Emeritus Professor of Strength and Conditioning • President elect of the NSCA • Former professional rugby player with nearly 40 years of coaching experience • Recognized as one of the United Kingdom’s leading strength and conditioning coaches and worldwide authority on speed and agility development Rethinking Our Path To Success – Why We Need a New Perspective on How We Get Better In today’s world of training and performance, the focus is predominantly on finding that magic ingredient that will transform what we do. As a result, the focus on methods dominates with the overarching idea seeming to be that if we can ensure we are using the best evidence-based approaches then we are bound to be successful. But is this enough and is this approach actually counterproductive when dealing with the complex world of human behaviour and performance? Could it be that in our drive toward finding the magic ingredient we have actually lost touch with how the world really works and what actually matters? This presentation will question our cur- rent perspectives, suggest alternative approaches and provide frame- works around which we can design our own path to success. (Lecture Only) Building Tomorrow’s Athletes – Real-World Application of Long-Term Athletic Development Athleticism, it is the elusive quality that lies at the heart of success in most sports, and long-term athlete development (LTAD) is typically the answer given as to how to build this. Yet the actual impact of LTAD is sketchy, and the translation of theory into practice remains a challenge. As with all training problems, the answer lies in the ability to apply con- cepts into practice. This requires consistent action, and athletic develop- ment sessions lie at the heart of this action. This session will outline how to structure athletic development sessions that address a range of the factors that dictate the success of any athletic development program and which can be applied in a wide range of contexts. (Hands-On Only) ( Chicago )

JUSTIN KEGLEY CSCS, CFSC • Performance Coach, Speaker and Author • Founder and Co-Owner of Movement Fitness, a Personal Training and Sports Performance Facility in Rockford, IL

• Spent the last decade focusing on Coaching Female Athletes to Maximize Performance, Reducing ACL Injuries and Building Unshakeable Confidence Preparing the Complete Female Athlete Training the complete female athlete is more than just periodization and progressions. Our goal should be to build resilient athletes who are strong physically and mentally. To reduce the risk of injury and play to the highest capability, we must develop speed, power, strength and condi- tioning. We also need to develop the female athlete as a whole and help them understand how their habits affect performance on the field or court. The environment and expectations we create as coaches is critical. Even though female athletes’ participation in sports has substantially in- creased over the last 50 years, there is still a gap in training for these ath- letes. We must not only train female athletes well, but create an environ- ment that is welcoming to their friends and teammates. In this presenta- tion, Justin will talk through the 5 factors critical to developing an un- shakeable confidence in the complete female athlete. ( Orlando ) AMBER KIVETT BA, LAT, ATC, CSCS, FMS, FMT • Founder & President of Kivett Kinetic Solutions, LLC (Monrovia, IN) • Global Spokesmodel and Director of Health & Wellness for LifePro LLC • Award-Winning Co-Author and Media Contributor to Forbes, Pop Sugar, Prevention, Natural Awakenings, LiveStrong, People, Shape • Certified in over 20 specialties in sports medicine, sports performance, mental coaching, and soft-tissue restoration • 2023 Todd Durkin Mastermind FitPro of the Year Award Winner Unlocking the Body’s Magik: The “FASCIA-nating” Hidden Science of Pain-Free Performance That Leads to GREAT- NESS! Take a deep dive and explore the human body like never before as you discover the most powerful system in the human body, known as the fascial system. Fascia connects every part of your body from head to toe, inside and out, has no beginning, ending, or empty spaces in be- tween and is constantly changing. In this talk, you’ll learn the 4 major roles of fascia, how it controls pain, how it enhances performance, and how to “bio-hack” into it to feel younger. Over 25% of the US popula- tion are silently suffering from chronic pain. Did you know that pain in the body can be mistaken for unhealthy fascia? You will discover 6 rea- sons that cause fascia to communicate pain and how to pamper it for optimal performance in everyday life! Consider fascia the “vehicle” getting you through your day in mind, body, and spirit! When you “Ex- perience the MAGIK” yourself, you can share the secrets and solutions with others, which results in easy money. ( Chicago )

BRETT JONES, ATC, CSCS • Director of Education at StrongFirst • Over 20 years experience in coaching kettlebell techniques • Presents nationally and internationally on kettlebell training • Created multiple books and videos with Gray Cook and FMS 22 Years With a Kettlebell

It has been 22 years since Brett Jones attended the second-ever kettle- bell certification in 2002. Name something you have been teaching and practicing at the highest level for 22 years. In this practical presentation Brett will take you through the top 10 lessons learned in over two decades of teaching and using kettlebells. From teaching certifications, work- shops, classes, individual sessions and lessons from his own training, this presentation will deliver hard-earned and practical knowledge on a tool that has gone from “fad” to standard. ( Chicago )

Each year, we encourage our team of trainers to attend the Chicago Perform Better Summit. We all meet, choose different topics, lectures and hands-on participation. The best part is connecting with other trainers, bouncing ideas and programming throughout the weekend. The easygoing atmosphere allows us to interact with the top professionals in the fitness world before, during and after each event. Perform Better is an extension of my fitness family, the in-person Summit is priceless!




DAN KLECKNER BS, TPI, ACSM-CEF • Owner of Kutting Edge Fitness in WA, and Kinetic Fitness in Montana • International speaker and is considered an expert in the business of start-up gyms, improving

BRANDON MARCELLO PHD, RSCC*E • 25 Years in the Human Performance Profession • Chief Innovation Officer at JAG Consulting • Lead Consultant for the U.S. Military’s OHWS

(Optimizing the Human Weapon System) program • Helped create Athletes’ Performance/EXOS • Former Performance Director for Stanford Recovery & Regeneration: Promoting and Programming Recovery for Enhanced Performance While the deployment of recovery and regeneration strategies goes back to the 1980s, podcasts and social media have made cold plunges, saunas, and the like, commonplace. With these strategies also comes a misunderstanding surrounding the technicalities and nuances to their usage. Ambiguity prevails around recovery modalities and their associ- ated prescription. From rock mats to breathing to cold plunges, under- standing regeneration techniques, their purpose, and their application, will provide a better return of investment to the programming you em- ploy for those you train. ( Los Angeles, Providence ) DR. JENNIFER REINER-MARCELLO DC, CCSP, FIAMA, CSCS • Consultant to MLB and NBA organizations, NCAA

strength/power for golf, and small-group training • Mentored by some of the top golf fitness and fitness business professionals in the country 5 Steps to Master the Art of Building a Highly Lucrative Training Gym or Studio Are you a personal trainer burnt out on coaching or limited as far as ca- reer advancement? Are you interested in making the move to gym own- er, but not sure where to start? Join Dan as he shares his proven play- book to build a financially successful and sustainable training gym that will allow you to control your time and provide financial freedom. Dan will show you how to develop a lead generation strategy that goes be- yond just using social media, so you can get clients into your facility. He’ll guide you through setting up a trial program and sales process that will convert those potential clients into paying customers. You’ll also learn how to select the right client demographics and average monthly payment amount to maximize your profitability. (Lecture Only) Unveiling Excellence: Exploring the Secrets of Great Coaching and Semi-Private Training Innovations Join Dan as he takes you on an interactive journey to find out what sepa- rates great coaches from good coaches. He’ll also share his semi-private training session programming secrets that he uses at his gyms. This ses- sion is great for owners, managers, and trainers. (Hands-On Only) ( Orlando ) MARC LEBERT, NLP • CFO of Lebert Fitness, a global leader in the development of training tools • Certified NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) Practitioner Hitting all the B’s! Boxing, bodyweight, bands and bars with Marc Leb- ert! If you’ve never done a boxing workout, you don’t know what you’re missing. Every muscle in your body worked, very interactive and a great training tool to keep your clients’ workouts fresh, fun and challenging! Plus, we will add Marc’s very own EQs and other tools for a session to remember! (Hands-On Only) ( Orlando, Chicago ) • Fitness Club Owner Boxing Bootcamp

teams, and MLB/MiLB baseball players • Industry Advisory Board Member for the University of Florida Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology • Former reconditioning and rehab specialist for the Minnesota Twins and San Diego Padres Connecting Assessment & Training with Skill

Our job as coaches is to prescribe training that will enhance an athlete’s ability to perform their skill. One key component in this process is the ability to identify compensatory strategies within the assessment. While we have the best of intentions to improve upon these limitations, many times our training programs will unintentionally reinforce these compensatory strategies because we forget to link our assessment back to skill. In this session, we will discuss an important principle that links skill to the assessment and training process. ( Los Angeles ) INGRID MARCUM, CSCS

• Over 25 years as a high-performance coach, international speaker and consultant, including USA Field Hockey Women’s National Team, NCAA D-I, U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team • Owner of BGB Fitness, (Better Get Better) • Former multi-sport elite athlete: USA Bobsled National and World Team, USA Weightlifting

TIM LYONS, BS, TPI-3 • Founder of ProFit Marketing Solutions • Owner of Legacy Personal Training • Owner of • Host of Built to Grow: Fitness Business Podcast (500+ episodes) The Resilient Gym: Avoid the Most Overlooked Business Blind Spots

2009 National champion; 2004 & 2008 Olympic Trials competitor, D-I All-Conference gymnast, IHGF Highland Games Amateur World Championships From Average to Elite: Guiding Yourself, Your Clients, and Your Athletes to Extraordinary Performances What does it take to become elite? What strategies can you use to help yourself and others stand out and produce results when it matters? Every- one has a better, ELITE version of themselves. But elite performance and coaching don’t happen by accident. In addition to a program that develops physical capabilities like strength and power, a complete high-perfor- mance program also focuses on the development and refinement of other skills, such as adaptability, resilience, and longevity, as well as “mental toughness”, and mindset. In this session, you’ll dive deeper into what it takes to unlock elite performance and learn the key foundational elements that can elevate your programs for high-performance outcomes. ( Providence )

In the presentation, Tim highlights the real but rarely discussed reasons behind the struggles of the fitness business. He will present a clear anal- ysis of the traps that cause gyms to fail and the strategies needed to sidestep them. Tim will uncover the unseen hurdles that prevent gym owners from realizing their business’s potential. He’ll share actionable insights for recognizing and correcting course, and transforming com- mon setbacks into launchpads for success. This session is a must for cur- rent and future gym owners caught in the cycle of hard work without the desired returns. (Lecture Only) ( Providence )

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