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CSEP Roundtable – Challenges, Trends and Opportunities for the Qualified Exercise Professional

Wednesday, February 15, 2023 8:00 – 9:30 PM (Eastern Time)

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This event is only open to CSEP members.

Working as an exercise professional is both rewarding and challenging. In this roundtable discussion participants will have the ability to share challenges, trends and opportunities that they are experiencing/observing within their areas of work.

The goal of this discussion is to share ideas/resources with each other and to help inform areas where further support/education may be needed for CSEP members.

This will be a dynamic conversation facilitated by Brenda Adams with a special guest, Zach Weston, CSEP CEO.

Industry Presented Webinar | Internal and External Load…

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Industry Presented Webinar | Internal and External Load – Monitoring Strategies for Recovery and Strength throughout the Season       

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Sponsored by: Gatorade Sports Science Institute

Course Description:  

Monitoring training load and the athlete’s response to it may help optimize the athlete’s health, adaptations and readiness while potentially reducing the risk of injury during training and competition. Personalized load- monitoring approaches make sense because of the variability of training and competition demands across sports and positions. The time-course of recovery following competition varies by sport and experience of the athlete. Understanding your sport’s time-course of recovery is important for deciding when and how to monitor your athletes, and identifying behavior modification strategies based on internal and external load characteristics may help improve recovery across the competitive season. 

Learning objectives: 

After participation, attendees should be able to: 

  1. Differentiate between internal and external load stressors on the athlete,
  2. Understand the importance of individualized differences, and 
  3. Thoroughly review potential behaviors that mitigate recovery. 

Presented by Eric Freese, Ph.D.

HFJ January – February 2023 | The PRICE of Injury Treatment

January – February 2023

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ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal®: January – February 2023 | The PRICE of Injury Treatment: Out With the Old and In With the New

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By Cal Busby, ATC, MAT 

Rest, ice, compression, elevation (RICE) and protection, rest, ice, compression, elevation (PRICE) have long been the go-to answer for many in the sports medicine world when confronted with an acute soft tissue injury. However, in 2013, a new model was proposed by researchers that presented a paradigm shift in how to harness the benefits of cryotherapy and aims to change how soft tissue injuries are typically treated in the fitness and sporting industries. This new acronym and approach—POLICE—stands for protection, optimal loading, ice, compression, and elevation. Although not a complete transformation from the traditional previous regimens of RICE or PRICE, POLICE takes into account methods supported from the literature and calls for the design of treatment and rehabilitation plans that are injury-, sport-, and even activity level-specific.  

HFJ January – February 2023 | 2023 Fitness Trends

January – February 2023

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ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal®: January – February 2023 | 2023 Fitness Trends from Around the Globe

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By Vanessa M. (Martinez) Kercher, Ph.D., M.Ed., FACSM, ACSM-EP, CHWC; Kyle Kercher, Ph.D., ACSM-EP, CPT, CSCS, PMP, CHWC; Paul Levy, MPH; Trevor Bennion, DHSc; Chris Alexander, ESSAM, AEP, AES; Paulo Costa Amaral, Ph.D., MBA, M.Sc.; Alexios Batrakoulis, Ph.D., M.S., ACSM-EP, ACSM-CPT, ACSM-EIM; Lino Francisco Jacobo Gómez Chávez, Ph.D.; Paola Cortés-Almanzar, Ph.D.; Jorge López Haro, B.Sc., M.Sc.; Adrián Ricardo Pelayo Zavalza, M.S.; Luis Eduardo Aguirre Rodríguez, B.Sc.; Susana Franco, Ph.D.; Rita Santos-Rocha, Ph.D.; Fátima Ramalho, Ph.D.; Vera Simões, Ph.D.; Isabel Vieira, M.Sc.; Liliana Ramos, Ph.D.; Oscar L. Veiga, Ph.D., M.Sc.; Manel Valcarce-Torrente, Ph.D., M.Sc.; and Alejandro Romero-Caballero, Ph.D. M.Sc. 

The results from ACSM’s Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends guide the health and fitness industry in making critical programming, resource, and investment decisions. These results are applicable not only to commercial, clinical, corporate, and community fitness programs worldwide, but also provide unique regional preferences. Although the prediction of future trends for each region is difficult, the data captured in these surveys provide health and fitness professionals with information to track and compare the trajectory of trends around the world. 

HFJ January – February 2023 | Fitness/Wellness Professionals

January – February 2023

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ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal®: January – February 2023 | Fitness/Wellness Professionals as Social Media Content Creators and Influencers: Health and Legal Risks to Consider

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By Julia Buchanan, Ph.D., ACSM-EP, EIM-II, MCHES, NBC-HWC; Hongyoung Kim, M.S., CFSM; and JoAnn M. Eickhoff-Shemek, Ph.D., FACSM, FAWHP 

A wide use of social media and virtual communication platforms enable people to interact with each other. Platforms such as Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube are actively being used by social media content creators and influencers. Content creators and influencers in the fitness and wellness space on social media may or may not have the appropriate education, credentials, and practical skills relative to the information they are sharing. This article describes three legal cases involving fitness/wellness social media influencers. After each case are “takeaways” fitness/wellness professionals should consider to help prevent health risks and various legal risks when operating in the social media space. The article concludes with an interview from two experienced fitness/wellness professionals who maintain an active presence on social media. 

HFJ January – February 2023 | Best Practices for Fitness

January – February 2023

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ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal®: January – February 2023 | Best Practices for Fitness Center Safety and Equipment Maintenance

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By Patrick Freeman, B.S., CSCS, NCSF-CPT 

As COVID-19 fades into the rearview mirror, increasing usage and membership in all fitness center realms has become clearly more apparent. With that top of mind, propensity for mishaps and injuries can increase as a result. With the new year upon us, there will be a greater proportion of members who are new to typical fitness center or gym-oriented environments. The role of fitness and wellness professionals should be to mitigate risk and ensure thorough understanding of facility policies and regulations. Learn more in this important Business Edge column covering best practices for fitness center safety and equipment maintenance.