Island Fitness Conference


logoGo to the Island Fitness Conference website to view information about Day 2 of the conference on Sunday, November 6, 2016.

 

 

Day 1 Itinerary at PISE

8:30-10:00am: The Art and Science of Circus (Dr. Dean Kriellaars)

Few people get to see behind the scenes of the high performance circus world. This session gives you a front row seat to what it takes to achieve these mind-boggling feats! Interestingly, there are many lessons we can learn from the circus world for injury reduction, being durable, maintaining healthy body composition and learning new tricks at any age! Even though ‘physical literacy is a journey not a destination,’ we could say ‘if there ever was a destination, it is circus.’

Dr. Dean Kriellaars, BPE, MSc, PhD, CEP: Dr. Kriellaars is a faculty member of the College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Department of Physical Therapy. He is a member of the Spinal Cord Research Centre and a scientist of the Children’s Health Research Institute. His Human Performance Laboratory has numerous students and staff directed to undertaking research on physical literacy, exercise, physical literacy. Dr. Kriellaars has been awarded two major university teaching awards, national and international awards for scientific research and innovation. Dr. Kriellaars has received two University of Manitoba Presidential Outreach awards for meritorious community work, and recently was awarded the Campbell Award for longstanding community service. He was named as the co-chair of the Premiers Council on Healthy Living for the province of Manitoba. He works with Canadian Sport for Life, PHE Canada, the Sport Medicine and Science Council of Manitoba, as well as the RCMP on community wellness initiatives. He also undertakes extensive research in performance enhancement and injury prevention in the high performance circus setting at the National Circus School and Cirque du Soleil.

10:30am-12pm: Quality Physical Literacy Enriched Exercise and Experiences (Dr.Dean Kriellaars)

You may be aware of physical literacy as a term, but what does it mean to implement? This is a ‘how to’ session on creating quality physical literacy experiences (QPLE) in recreation, sport, PE and in fitness settings. The benefits of QPLE are many, and go beyond traditional fitness approaches to achieve the 5 health related fitness outcomes. Implications of recent QPLE interventions studies in sport, PE, recreation and even circus will be presented and immediate ‘take home’ lessons will be provided.

8:30-10am: Speed Development for Athletes (Jenn Joyce)

Sprint training can offer many benefits to our athletes including increases in speed, strength & power. Jennifer will cover the fundamentals of proper sprint technique and mechanics as well as a variety of drills, progressions and cues to help your athletes and clients improve their performances. A video analysis component will allow coaches the opportunity to see practical examples from a variety of athletes and sport disciplines ranging from developmental to elite.

Jenn Joyce: Jennifer is the Canadian Sport School Coach at the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific. She brings a unique skillset and perspective obtained over a 20 year competitive Track & Field career, which saw her compete for the Canadian National Team in the women’s hammer throw for nearly a decade. A Commonwealth Games Silver medalist, former Canadian Record holder and 4 Time Canadian Champion, Jennifer competed at the highest levels of international competition. Through these experiences, she gained a deep practical understanding of Canadian, American and Russian training regimes and periodization theories.

10:30am-12pm: Strategies to Empower Clients to Achieve Success (Paula McFayden M.Sc, CSEP-CEP)

Every client is in a different place on the continuum working towards better health, fitness, and lifestyle choices. Barriers and roadblocks, both internal and external, can interfere with clients attaining their goals. As practitioners, it is important to understand where clients are in terms of their readiness, willingness, and confidence to change in order for the right message and information to be communicated effectively. This workshop will focus on ways for you to empower your clients. Through understanding the stages of change, you will be able to use different strategies to best support your clients in achieving their goals.

Paula McFayden: Paula has worked in the health and fitness industry for over the past 20 years. As an exercise physiologist, she has worked as an instructor at UVIC, has been involved in the development of Bona Fide Occupational Fitness tests and standards, and research in the areas of heat adaptation, resting metabolic rate, and physiological testing. Currently she works with our national and developmental athletes and community members at the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific.  As a life coach, she enjoys integrating all of her skill sets to help clients find solutions and strategies to achieve their goals and reach their potential.

1-2:30pm: Olympic Lifting Clinic (Christine Girard )

I really focus on teaching the proper technique for our two Olympic lifts: the snatch and the clean & jerk. Starting with a presentation, we go over every important position of the lift in theory before going into it with a proper warm up and a really specific training. The morning is focused on the snatch and the afternoon is reserved for the clean & jerk.

Christine Girard: 

  • Bronze medalist at the 2012 London Olympic Games
  • Triple medalist at the Commonwealth Games (Gold in 2010, Silver in 2006 and Bronze at the clean and jerk in 2002)
  • Double medalist at the Pan-American Games (Gold in 2011, Silver in 2007, 7th place in 2003)
  • 2nd place – 2009 Pan-American Weightlifting Championships
  • 4th place – 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing
  • Currently holds Pan-American Games records for snatch and total in the 63kg category
  • Currently holds Commonwealth Games records for snatch and total in both the 63kg category (2006) and the 69kg category (2010)
  • Currently holds all canadian records in the 63kg category

1-2:30pm: Weekend Warrior Performance Therapy

Sandeep will be sharing his journey from treating out of the clinic into the world of high performance.  He will be discussing how his mindset, skillset and collaboration had to change in order for him to achieve his goal.

Sandeep Nandhra

Sandeep graduated from the Bachelor of Athletic and Exercise Therapy program at Camosun College in 2010, and quickly certified as an Athletic Therapist CAT(C) and Strength and Conditioning coach soon after. Sandeep has worked in many different roles before he made the decision to pursue a carrier in high performance sport. He has used expertise in both Athletic Therapy and Strength and Conditioning, he currently provides support to the National Senior Women’s 7’s team and Athletics based out of CSI-Pacific Victoria.

3-4:30pm: Olympic Lifting Clinic Part 2 (Christine Girard )

I really focus on teaching the proper technique for our two Olympic lifts: the snatch and the clean & jerk. Starting with a presentation, we go over every important position of the lift in theory before going into it with a proper warm up and a really specific training. The morning is focused on the snatch and the afternoon is reserved for the clean & jerk.

Christine Girard: 

  • Bronze medalist at the 2012 London Olympic Games
  • Triple medalist at the Commonwealth Games (Gold in 2010, Silver in 2006 and Bronze at the clean and jerk in 2002)
  • Double medalist at the Pan-American Games (Gold in 2011, Silver in 2007, 7th place in 2003)
  • 2nd place – 2009 Pan-American Weightlifting Championships
  • 4th place – 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing
  • Currently holds Pan-American Games records for snatch and total in the 63kg category
  • Currently holds Commonwealth Games records for snatch and total in both the 63kg category (2006) and the 69kg category (2010)
  • Currently holds all canadian records in the 63kg category

3-4:30pm: MOVEMENT PREPARATION: Durability and Performance by Design

Movement preparation is a new physical literacy enriched approach to developing durability and performance enhancement in athletes. This session will describe how it is different than the traditional dynamic warm up as well as discuss the principles of developing durable athletes at all levels.

Go to the Island Fitness Conference website to register or to view information about Day 2 of the conference on Saturday, November 5, 2016.