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Wednesday, October 24
8:15 AM - 9:30 AM

  • Room:   Salon A1
  • Session Number:   A01
  • Wednesday, October 24, 8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
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Physical therapy can play a key role in integrating health club facilities with the medical community. How can an association with physical therapy help to bolster confidence from medical caregivers with regard to accessing a large portion of the population who are not ‘regular exercisers’? This session will discuss the...
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Chris Purvis PT, MS, ATC, CSCS

Owner and Co-founder
Peak Performance Physical Therapy/Spectrum Fitness
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Wednesday, October 24
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

  • Room:   Salon A1
  • Session Number:   B01
  • Wednesday, October 24, 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
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Hospitals have a renewed interest in reaching C-suite executives with health care consultations and services. Most of these hospitals are capable of delivering the clinical services necessary, and some are bringing lifestyle related services in house. The majority, however, are less well equipped to address the important lifestyle aspects of...
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Dr.   Kevin Steele Ph.D.

President
PTA Global, PTontheNet
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Wednesday, October 24
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Room:   Salon A1
  • Session Number:   CL1
  • Wednesday, October 24, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Join us over lunch and learn how you can become a community and corporate wellness provider. Learn how a lifestyle preventative care practice will allow you to gain new members, target employers with a B2B wellness offering, and differentiate your facility within your community. Learn how assessments, intervention and maintenance...
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Michael Benton

President/CEO GENAVIX Inc.
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Wednesday, October 24
12:45 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Room:   Salon A1
  • Session Number:   D01
  • Wednesday, October 24, 12:45 PM - 2:00 PM
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Fitness professionals will learn what physicians typically cover when discussing exercise and lifestyle with their patients, and why they do or don’t provide recommendations. We will explore Harvard Medical School’s experience with lifestyle medicine, including exercise, nutrition and stress residency. In addition, we will review the importance of physicians practicing what they preach. The goals...
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Dr.   Elizabeth Frates, MD

Lifestyle Medicine Specialist, Health and Wellness Coach
Wellness Synergy LLC
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Wednesday, October 24
2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Room:   Salon A1
  • Session Number:   E01
  • Wednesday, October 24, 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM
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Hospital health and fitness centers operate in a different environment than the typical center with business practices and constraints that drive the decision making process. In this presentation you will learn the best approach to take in order to successfully partner with hospital health and fitness centers.
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Neil Byrd MBA, FMFA

Director of Wellness Services
Rex Wellness Center
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Wednesday, October 24
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

  • Room:   Salon A1
  • Session Number:   F01
  • Wednesday, October 24, 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
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This session will focus on health and wellness programming, facility planning and benchmark data to drive decision making and success. Attendees will be presented information related to… • Health care landscape and related challenges • Business planning • Strategic planning • Benchmark data interpretation and follow-up action • Market analysis and financial projections
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Doug Ribley

Senior Vice President, Health & Wellness Services
Cleveland Clinic Akron General
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Thursday, October 25
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

  • Room:   Salon A1
  • Session Number:   G01
  • Thursday, October 25, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
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Learn how a maturing medical fitness center optimizes its performance to continue attracting new members and increasing physician referrals. Physician referrals can make or break the long-term sales goals of a medical fitness center and may also influence the financial viability of  the center. Included in this talk will be...
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Daniel Lynch

President, VisionBridge
Chairman, Medical Fitness Association, Facilities Certification Committee
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Robert Boone, FACHE, FMFA

President & CEO
Medical Fitness Association
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Thursday, October 25
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

  • Room:   Salon A1
  • Session Number:   HL1
  • Thursday, October 25, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Health clubs have the opportunity to utilize functional medicine and foods to advance the health, wellness, and fitness goals of their members. Functional foods have a positive effect beyond basic nutrition, address the root causes of disease and enhance performance. Attend this session to discover how integrating functional medicine products,...
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Adam Southam

Founder/Chairman
FITNESS FORMULARY, LLC
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Daniel Lynch

President, VisionBridge
Chairman, Medical Fitness Association, Facilities Certification Committee
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Thursday, October 25
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

  • Room:   Salon A1
  • Session Number:   I01
  • Thursday, October 25, 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
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We know that wellness programs and services are great for the community, but do they generate additional revenue and can they be profitable? With local business and consumers asking for these programs, how do you determine which wellness model is right for your facility? In this session you will hear...
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Dr.  Kerri O'Brien, Ed.D

Consultant
Bottom Line Weight Loss
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Thursday, October 25
2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Room:   Salon A1
  • Session Number:   J01
  • Thursday, October 25, 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
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This session will explore the realities of the ongoing trends toward value-based care and the role health clubs can play. Learn how you can benefit from the opportunities and learn from the challenges. No sales talk in this session, just an honest and transparent assessment of what works and what...
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David Barlow

Partner
RehabGym
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Kimberly Evans

Co-Owner
Whole Health Nutrition
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Thursday, October 25
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM

  • Room:   Salon A1
  • Session Number:   K01
  • Thursday, October 25, 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
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Operators of award-winning programs share their vision, trends and new opportunities for medical wellness, exercise as medicine, wellness is more than medicine, corporate fitness and health clubs. Learn how to develop successful medical wellness and exercise as medicine programs leading to new markets and revenue streams. Come learn from the...
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Bill McBride

Co-Founder, President & CEO; President & CEO
Active Wellness; BMC3
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Dr.  Christopher Breuleux, Ph.D

President
Medical Wellness Association
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Dr.   Kevin Steele Ph.D.

President
PTA Global, PTontheNet
Moderator

Mike Alpert

President/CEO
The Claremont Club
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Friday, October 26
8:15 AM - 9:15 AM

  • Room:   Salon A1
  • Session Number:   L01
  • Friday, October 26, 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
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Despite the consumer demand for effective weight loss, performance, and wellness programs, the fitness industry has had difficulty meeting the needs of the individual consumer.   We will discuss the opportunities that can fit into any size or type of fitness environment. Our focus will be solutions that deliver on the consumer...
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Jim LaValle, R.Ph, C.C.N.M.T., ND

Founder & Executive Chair
Metabolic Code Enterprises Inc
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Friday, October 26
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

  • Room:   Salon A1
  • Session Number:   M01
  • Friday, October 26, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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The success of promoting wellness depends on whether participants achieve lasting health improvements. To be more effective in this pursuit, we’ll explore recent research on best practices that enhance member engagement, satisfaction, and loyalty. You’ll learn where to apply effort to shore up your wellness offerings using specific action plans...
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Dr.  Karlie Intlekofer

Global Wellness Researcher
Johnson Health & Wellness
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Friday, October 26
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

  • Room:   Salon A1
  • Session Number:   N01
  • Friday, October 26, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
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This session will highlight known beneficial properties of the non-intoxicating acidic and neutral cannabinoids found in cannabis, as well as other plants. Consumers are increasingly looking for alternative options, for plant-based diets, pain management and performance enhancement.  Hemp seed protein powder and hemp seed oils are a great alternative for...
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Dr.  Jokubas Ziburkus

CEO of MediTaurus LLC,
Co-Founder of Florance
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