|9:00 AM||Dr. Peter Lemon||The Dietary Fat vs Sugar Misunderstanding|
|9:30 AM||Heather Barrett||Motivating the Unmotivated: An Effective Workplace Wellness Strategy Makes all the Difference|
|10 AM||Lisa Cianfrini & Lieja Koeman||Biggest Loser: Designing a Group Weight Loss Program that WORKS|
|11 AM||Dr. Tom Hazell||Curbing your Enthusiasm for Eating|
|11:30 AM||Brad Pilon||Intermittent Fasting: How it Works, Why it Works, and — Does it Work?|
|12:00 PM||Panel Discussion|
|1:30 PM||Dr. John Berardi||Why the “Pause Button Mentality” May be Ruining Your (or Your Client’s) Health & Fitness|
|2:00 PM||Dr. Michelle Motolla||Impact of Exercise & Diet during Pregnancy: Call for Action to Promote the Health of 2 Generations|
|2:30 PM||Jon Goodman||Using Social Media & Content Marketing in the Nutrition Industry|
|3:30 PM||Dr. Charles Stocking||The Use & Abuse of Training Science in the Ancient & Modern Worlds|
|4:00 PM||Graeme Thomas||Jerks, Nerds, Tree Huggers, and Sheep: How Well Do You Know What Your Clients Want?|
|4:30 PM||Panel Discussion|
Director, Program Management for Employee Wellness Solutions Network
Heather Barrett is the Director of Program Management for Employee Wellness Solutions Network. EWSNetwork provides integrative, strategic and comprehensive wellness solutions to Canadian organizations. Into its 13th year, EWSNetwork has developed to include on-site wellness, digital wellness and mental health solutions to the workplace. Heather’s main roles include strategic wellness program design, program management, new product development and account management. Heather is a mom of three boys, she has a passion for healthy living and she is an accomplished Marathon runner.
CEO, Precision Nutrition
John Berardi, PhD, CSCS is a co-founder of Precision Nutrition. He’s an advisor to Apple, Equinox, Nike, and Titleist. He has columns on Livestrong.com and The Huffington Post.com. And was recently selected as one of the 20 smartest fitness professionals in the world and 100 most influential people in fitness. Over the last 10 years, Precision Nutrition has become the world’s largest online nutrition coaching and certification company.
Since 2003, Lisa has been working in the health and fitness field as a personal trainer, sports trainer and nutrition coach. In 2012, following her passion for nutrigenomics, Lisa began working with Nutrigenomix (R), a University of Toronto spin-off company that enables registered dietitians to offer nutrigenomic testing to their clients. She also began NutriGeneRD in 2012 to address need for personalized gene-based nutrition. Due to the increased demand for nutrition services, Lisa incorporated Nutrition Professionals o Canada (NutriProCan) in 2015 with several business partners. Lisa is also a course lecturer at Brescia University College in London, ON, in the division of Food and Nutrition.
Creator, Personal Trainer Development Centre
Jonathan Goodman loves exercise, hates bad socks, and considers himself a key lime pie connoisseur. He is the creator of the Personal Trainer Development Center (thePTDC) and Viralnomics, sold tens of thousands of copies of his books, training programs, and courses, and has been featured in Men’s Health, Schwarzenegger.com, Muscle & Fitness, and Forbes amongst others. He writes about personal training and enjoy philosophizing and experimenting with new media. Originally from Toronto, Jon spends his winters exploring the World.
Assistant Professor, University of Laurier
Tom Hazell, PhD, completed his undergraduate studies at McMaster University and his graduate work at the Universities of Windsor and Western Ontario. Following his graduate studies Tom spent time as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at McGill University in the Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition and as an Assistant Professor at the University of Lethbridge (Alberta). He is now an Assistant Professor at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo where his research lab studies the effects of exercise on energy balance with a goal to better understand how exercise can be used to reduce body fat effectively. Specific interests are the effect of sex and exercise intensity on appetite-regulating hormones and energy expenditure. Similar to his mentor, Dr. Lemon, Tom mentors graduate students and teaches courses related to exercise physiology and nutrition.
Lieja Koeman was born and raised in The Netherlands. She started track and field when she was eight years old and represented The Netherlands in the shot put internationally including the 2000 and 2004 Olympics, finishing in the top 10 both times. She moved to Canada in 2002 and became a Canadian Citizen in 2006. After her retirement from athletics and wanting to share her training experiences, she started her own gym (Rev3k) with the goal of offering a revolutionized training concept that would cater to all. With popular programs like the Biggest Loser and REVolution her team teaches all about exercise and nutrition with the goal of living a healthy lifestyle. Currently Rev3k has over 500 members. Lieja lives in London with her two daughters, Julia and Jenna.
Director, Exercise & Nutrition Research Lab
Pete Lemon, PhD, FACSM completed his undergraduate education at McMaster University and his graduate studies at the Universities of Windsor and Wisconsin-Madison. From 1979 to 1997, he was on the faculty at Ohio’s Kent State University working in the Applied Physiology Research Laboratory, most recently as the laboratory director. In January of 1998, Dr. Lemon became the first recipient of the Weider Research Chair in Exercise Nutrition at The University of Western Ontario.
He mentors graduate students, lectures, and conducts research on the health and performance effects of exercise training and proper nutrition/supplementation. A former university athlete, he remains involved in athletics as the head coach of the Western women’s fastpitch softball team. Dr. Lemon is married and has two adult daughters.
Director, R. Samuel McLaughlin Foundation – Exercise and Pregnancy Laboratory
Dr. Michelle F. Mottola, PhD, FACSM, is a Professor with a Joint Position in the School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Health Sciences and the Dept. of Anatomy and Cell Biology, in the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at Western. She is the Director of the R. Samuel McLaughlin Foundation – Exercise and Pregnancy Laboratory (www.uwo.ca/fhs/EPL), a Scientist of the Children’s Health Research Institute and a Fellow and a Board of Trustees Member of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). She is an anatomist (embryologist) and exercise physiologist who has conducted research on the effects of maternal exercise on both the mother and the developing fetus, with follow up into the postpartum period.
Her research has led to a co-authorship on the PARmed-X for Pregnancy (http://www.csep.ca/CMFiles/publications/parq/parmed-xpreg.pdf), which contains Canadian exercise guidelines for pregnant women. Her current research focuses on the impact of a healthy lifestyle during pregnancy on chronic disease risks such as obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease for both mother and her offspring. She was a research participant in her own studies when pregnant with each of her two daughters.
Author, Eat Stop Eat
Brad Pilon is an Intermittent Fasting advocate and author of Eat Stop Eat. As an author, Brad spends most of his time reviewing research papers, reading books and writing articles. When he’s not writing, he’s tweeting about coffee, Guinness or sweet potato fries. He received his Master’s Degree from the University of Guelph and before becoming an author Brad worked in Research and Development for the health supplement industry.
Assistant Professor in Western’s Department of Classical Studies
Charles Stocking, PhD is an Assistant Professor in Western’s Department of Classical Studies. He holds a number of Jr Powerlifting records in the state of California and he was a strength and conditioning coach at UCLA during his PhD studies (football, rowing, soccer, volleyball, golf, and waterpolo). He has written articles on the history of sport and the role of ancient Greek athletics in shaping modern physical culture. Currently, he is editing the Bloomsbury Cultural History of Sport in Antiquity and he is a athletic performance specialist for several Professional and Olympic athletes.
Professor, Fitness & Health Promotion Fanshawe College
A native of Montreal and former varsity baseball player at McGill University, Graeme moved to London, Ontario to pursue a graduate degree in exercise physiology and sports nutrition.
A lover of all things fitness and technology related, Graeme spends his time as a professor in the Fitness and Health promotion department at Fanshawe college and moonlighting as a web developer on the side. Currently in the midst of overhauling the Fitness & Health Promotion program, the team at Fanshawe is rolling out curriculum changes designed to set the standards for personal training education in Ontario.
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