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AFLCA Education Series Online

AFLCA is excited to offer these professional development workshops designed to help you stay engaged and up to date with new information, research, and industry trends.

Worth: 2 AFLCA Credits
Cost: $30 AFLCA members, $40 Non-AFLCA +Gst

Online Workshops

February 11 – Improving Explosiveness with your Clientele – Michael Cook (1:30–3:30 p.m.)

Whether you are an elite athlete or a weekend warrior, developing your explosiveness can be a valuable tool in the tool box for many sporting actions and physical activities. Unfortunately, there are many training modalities and methods that could be utilized for developing a clients explosiveness and understanding how to choose from this plethora of options can be stressful and confusing. This session will explore popular methods and modalities for developing an individuals explosiveness and how to program for them at the appropriate time.

February 20 – Why Mindset Matters – Robin O’Grady (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

We are at the beginning of a revolution! Whether you are a personal trainer, group fitness instructor or a club director, it is time to add Mindset coaching to your toolbox. Building a successful mindset can be the missing piece that we need to move our business forward and get our clients on their path to success. Open your mind, get out your notebooks and find out why Mindset matters.

March 4 – Why Strength Endurance Matters – Michol Dalcourt (6:30–8:30 p.m.)

The ability to effectively produce sustained force production is critical for a high level athlete, as well as an older adult trying to reduce the risks of falls. Many factors are involved in increasing strength endurance, which involve stability, fatigue, nerve function, and muscle chemistry. In this session, learn the science and applications of strength endurance training, as well as how to program and periodize this effectively.

March 18 – Integrated Movement Madness – Krista Popowych (6:30 – 8:30 p.m.)

Integrated movement patterning is critical to keeping clients fit, healthy and injury-free. The ideal training ground starts with a systematic approach and continues with an effective training paradigm. Take away lots of ideas that can be done on an assortment of small equipment with the most functional piece of all – your body. Challenge your clients with a functional facelift that will enhance performance and results.

March 24 – Periodization Does Not Have to Be Confusing – Michael Cook (1:30–3:30 p.m.)

This session is targeted to those professionals who work with clientele for more than 4 weeks and are seeking assistance in understanding medium and long term program planning. Understanding the various models of loading and their sequencing is a daunting task and understanding how to be adaptable with your programming for the inevitable curve balls that will come your way is a critical skill in relation to periodization. Take away a historical understanding of the concepts of periodization, understanding the various common models and when to use them, and a Q&A period to work through some case study examples.

April 10 – A Minute to Win it! – Helen Vanderburg (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

A lot can happen in a minute. Join this workshop and find out how effective a minute of training can be when you use the “on the minute” HIIT training technique. In this workshop you will experience a variety of challenges to energize your high intensity training classes. Come away with fun new exercises to inspire your clients.

April 20 – Stretch, Mobilize & Release – Simone Hodgkinson (6:30 – 8:30 p.m.)

How do you get the most from the body? How do we keep it moving freely and injury free?
To be able to exercise hard, compete in sports or have the energy for an average day, we need to think deeper. We need to nourish and care for the soft tissues. The soft tissues that impact the joints and hold the key to active mobility. In this session we will use a mix of yoga and small ball release techniques to release tension, improve mobility and generally make you feel fabulous! Please note – you need a tennis ball or small firm ball for this session