Recent Event Highlights: Arnold's Strength Training Summit, American Council of Exercise, National Strength and Conditioning Assiocation, Greg Anderson, Greg Anderson, President's Council on Youth Fitness, and 36 more...
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Basically this summit is an opportunity for individuals who are interested in fitness to learn more about fitness and all the leading professionals within the field; it will also recognize coaches, athletes, and academics. This summit will offer a Physique Enhancement Certification workshop, which will focus on the optimum physique, nutrition, supplementation, and exercise and developmental programs and designs. Many people may be wondering why did we incorporate this summit into our events and it has started yet, but we feel as
if this will have a major impact on our society as a whole and that it will benefit many younger children and younger adults because
we have a past fitness advocate starting up his own fitness program.
This concept was bought to the attention of fitness professionals somewhere during 2006, and basically plyometrics require individuals to perform
rapid and powerful body motions, and it was introduced to increase and improve performance in sports. This form of movement has improved how some individuals perform and it toughens muscles and enhance some nerve cells. We believe that this has definitely enlighten some of the athletes and has given them a more efficient way of getting the tone that they like.
The biggest loser is basically a NBC televised series of over-weight indiviuals who are seeking the need of fitness experts on weight loss. This program is such a plus in today's society because it shows that their are fitness experts who are motivated in helping obese individuals. It has a major impact on our society today because the show isn't just motivating the people on their, but it is motivating our citizens at home to get out and get active.
Diets that offer great results in little time. They usually get the weight off but fail to keep the weight off. Has in some cases replaced the gym and working out. Many prefer to have a quick fix when it is needed ( Reunions, dates, movie roles) rather than going to the gyme and working out or hiring a personal trainer to help the lose the weight and maintain it.
Jillian Michaels is a fitness expert who gained the majority of her prominence as a trainer from the NBC televised series the BIGGEST LOSER.
The Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, which is apart of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, was established in 1994 to improve the nutritional well being of Americans. This organization now has it where American may go online and enter their food servings into a chart and determining if the individual(s) are eating the proper serving sizes. They have a lot of gadgets on their website were Americans can look through the food pyramids and see the changes that were made to the different food groups too. MyPyramid has definitely had a major impact on fitness because it gives a person the opportunity to enter in their data and even suggest how often an individual should exercise.
this instantly became a staple of many fast food restaurant. The menu is always the cheapest and least healthiest. This has made unhealthy foods readily available to anyone and an easier choice compared to high priced healthy choices which has increased weight gain in society. The increase in weight gain has also increased obesity and the lack of effort for individuals to work out.
Technology explosion was a limiter in fitness for a couple of reasons. First it made so many people preferred to live in a virtual world instead of the actual world (I think because you can be anything or look anyway or have anything in a virtual world). With this, people didn't feel the need to actually be fit, as long as their virtual self was fit and happy. Secondly the technology explosion kept and still continues to keep children from doing much physical activity. Children would rather sit in front of the computer and be entertained rather than go outside and play a good old fashion gamed of kickball.
Steroid use wasn't as big in Baseball as it was in wrestling and football, but during the 1990's it was as if the new "drug" took off in the Baseball industry. The home run explosion was the first biggest clue that steroids were being used by players. The majority of the players were using this drug to get stronger, increase their reflexes ability, and play through some of their most indescribable pain. This was a major break for the professional sport world because officials were starting to crack down on steroid usage, which had a major impact in general.
Today this is one of the largest fitness certification, education and training organizations in the world. ACE works with many other organizations to help get the message out about the benefits of exercise and an active lifestyle. ACE has influenced fitness tremendously because they have opened up the opportunity for individuals to become certified personal trainers through their program, which is a plus in getting the message out to people about fitness and health.
The Aerobic Explosion was during an era when many people were introduced to aerobic workout, and it became extremely popular during that time. This had a major impact on fitness today because many American still count on such this type of workout while completing ADL's.
It allows individuals to become certified in two areas, but not only that it allows coaches, students, and professional individuals to hold a membership positions. The two certifications that the NSCA allow are the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and the NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer. It also holds many educational conferences, clinics, and seminars.This organization opened another door in the fitness world, it allows people who are interested in another area the opportunity to become specialist in the area and become even more knowledgeable in this field.
It was renamed in 2002 as the Patsy T. Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act. This act basically stated that “"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance..." Patsy T. Mink wrote the law due to adversities she faced getting her degree. Title IX influenced everyone in America it allowed everyone to gain an equal opportunity to sports and join clubs.
After the War large school systems started adopting physical education programs, and many states passed laws requirinig physical education programs be taught within school systems. Specialized training was offered for physical education instructors. The majority of the changes offered due to the fact that soliders weren't physical fit for the war. WWII opened the eye of many government officials saying hey if these people aren't fit when they enter the army then we need to start somewhere, so they took this back to education and enforced the rules of fitness.
He is a limiter because of the steroids that he used with Barry Bonds has caused many people to believe that steroids is the answer to better performances. Greg has taken the "work" out of working out for a lot of people. Too many people now feel that taking a short cut will be just as beneficial to them as hard work, while in the short term this may be true, taking short cuts will not pay off in the long run.
Mr. Anderson was a former personal trainer who was known for his relationship with Barry Bonds. Not only was he known for his work with Mr. Bonds, but Mr. Anderson was also known as a major steroid dealer too within many gyms. Mr. Anderson was extremely influential because of his ways, and his actions throughout gyms and baseball teams dealing with steroids. Because of this, many institutions were forced to lay down rules and regulations and make it hard to obtain steroids.
Ronald McDonald is a limiter because he (the character) made it OK for children to eat unhealthy foods. Also, by making such unhealthy foods so convenient. Ronald McDonald is synonymous with eating cheeseburgers, fries, and having a milk shake. Eating unhealthy has caused an obesity epidemic in America.
This organization was founded by a New York homemaker by the name of Jean Nidetch. She confessed to her friends one day that cookies were her biggest down and one evening a group of her friends gathered to complete a forum on weight loss. Now this program is an international program offering various dieting products and services to assist with weight loss and maintenance. Not only that but this program has a lot of followers and believers, and it basically promotes a healthy way of living and getting all of the proper nutrition.
This was a plan that was put together by him (Eisenhower) and the members of the chair. Many people were involved in this
council including Vice President Richard Nixon and Lyndon B. Johnson. The plan was an effort to promote the concept “total fitness”, which includes educational, emotional, spiritual, and social fitness. We believed that this council had a tremendous impact on fitness, because it
actually showed that the President's of our country were concerned about physical activity and were going to bring about change to this issue.
Billy Banks is an American fitness expert, martial artist and founder of the exercise program Tae Bo. He started his career in fitness at an early age winning numerous championships including holding a seventh-degree black belt in tae kwon do.
The National Athletic Trainers Association was established mainly because a committee recognized that a set of professional standards and professional recognition was needed amongst the Athletic Trainers. This establishment has helped bring numerous certified athletic trainers together in a professional, educational, and research background. Today this organization is just like many other organizations they come together and promote physical fitness, and we believe that this organization has definitely had an impact on reaching certain standards and requirements for athletic trainers in our society today.
He is a physical fitness expert who changed the way the world views exercise. He promotes weight loss programs and is most famously known for his aerobic videos. He also continues his life-long mission of promoting health and has broadened his activities to include political activism, notably in support of a bill mandating non-competitive physical education in public schools.
Beginning in 1970 Schwarzenegger dominated the sports of competitive body building. He took home five titles for Mr. Universe and seven Mr. Olympia titles. His structural body has landed him in many movies and television shows.
Born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. is a retired boxer and three time World Heavyweight Champion, and is considered to be one of the best heavyweight boxing champion ever. Muhammad Ali influenced physical education by conquering it all and showing Americans that it can and could be done.
Mr. Lee was born as a Chinese American and Hong Kong actor and most importantly martial artist. He didn't believe in just conditioning, but he believed that the elements of fitness included everything, muscular strength, muscular endurance, cardiovascular endurance, and flexibility.
Robin McKenzie has devoted the whole of his professional life to the study of mechanical disorders of the spine and their treatment. During his lifetime, his contributions to the understanding and treatment of spinal problems have met with worldwide recognition. Established The McKenzie Institute.
Born James Nathaniel Brown was a running back for the NFL team Cleveland Browns. Some sporting leagues consider him to be one of the greatest professional football player ever. Mr. Brown has set many record during both his college and professional career.
He was an important negotiator on the bill that added prescription drug benefits to Medicare, and he was a key force in the State Children’s Health Insurance Program and the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990. He also pushed for years for the mental health parity bill that passed Congress last year, which says that mental health and substance abuse coverage offered by a health insurance plan must be on par with other coverage.
Was the first physical therapy association, and it was led by Mary McMillian and elected officers. Today it is a professional organization with more than 72,000 members practicing, researching, and educating within the field of physical therapy. The influence of this organization has created an opportunity for fellow PT personnels to gather during conferences to discuss PT and health concern that are troubling people.
Born Frederick Loren Wilt was a nine time AAU distance champion. He also won the Sullivan Award as the nation’s top amateur athlete in 1950. Later on in his career he became the track coach at Purdue.
Mr. Lalanne is an American fitness, nutritionist, exercise expert, and motivational speaker who has been called "the godfather of fitness". His career began in his earlier days as a successful body builder who was featured on many talk shows from 1951 to 1985.
Mrs. Kendall became a physical therapist in 1930 and practiced her work in Baltimore for many years. She is known for writing many influential books, but "Muscles: Testing and Function With Posture and Pain" was one piece that stood out to many. She also played a major role in drafting the original bill into law in 1947 that legally established the practice of physical therapy in Maryland.
It began in England, and it was formed by many nurses wishing to start formal therapy training programs and continued to grow. This is an organization with more than 40, 00 members, and changed the way that people look at physical therapy in England. Even though physiotherapist are also considered to be physical therapist, they focus more on medical testing and medicine to cope with injuries.
This organization developed basically off the fact that many fitness instructors didn't have many resources for their clients. So the benefit of this program is to allow fitness instructors the opportunity to have reliable professional resources. This impacts fitness because it is an opportunity for potential clients to join their online organization and learn the proper form, exercises, and benefits from exercising.
Born Angelo Siciliano, and was declared “The World’s Most Perfectly Developed Man”. Strength training with isometric exercise was popularized by him from the 1930’s and onward.
President Eisenhower was an advocate for fitness leadership and had an impact on The President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. He was also sensitive for the need of fitness among a pool of America's fighting forces and communities.
Eugene Sandow was the man who was classically known for the strong men competitions. Weight training now during this period was basically for entertainment purposes. The performances for the crowds weren’t to build onto one’s physique but to impress the crowd on how strong a person was, but of course this entertainment skill was brought about from intense weight training. Eugene Sandow had a major influence on the strength training and weight training world because he showed it from an entertainment perspective and now people are in body building competitions everyday, so he definitely had an impact on fitness.
She organized the first physical therapy department in the U.S. Army. She also established and became the founding President of the American Physiotherapy Association.
The YMCA was founded in London, England by George Williams on June 16, 1844 as a result of the Industrial Revolution, which lead to unhealthy social conditions in big cities. Mr. Williams and a group of his followers organized the first YMCA to substitute Bible study and prayer for the life of the streets for young men. Today the YMCA may be found throughout all of America and is a friendly environment to bring families and friends. The YWCA was founded in 1858 in New York, it is a global women's organization with more than 22 million members across the world. It isn't just known for women and fitness issues but it focuses on women's with a variety of ethical backgrounds and social conditions. The YWCA has impacted the world tremendously starting with racial issues all the way to domestic violence, which gains respect from many people especially because they are a fitness organization but focus on some many other issues within the world.
This was the religious awakening that put spirit over body. It made all that was physical seem evil. Reformation made physical activity a bad thing and forced people to focus on being spiritually healthy while neglecting their physical health. Reformation also implied to people that payer and miracles could heal, you didn't need to be physically fit.
The Olympics were started in 776 BC by a Roman Hercules by the name of Heracles, son of Zeus. Many thought that these games would be played for many years, but in 393 CE a the Roman Emperor Theodosius I abolished the games because of their pagan influences. Today the Olympics are a major international event of summer and winter sports, in which thousands of athletes compete in a wide variety of events.
He was a wrestler, several times Olympic champion for about 26 years, and his name is now associated with extraordinary strength.
He was known as the "Father of Medicine", and explained the principle behind strength training when he wrote, " that which is used develops, and that which is not used wastes away". Hippocrates was an influential person because he was one of the most important person behind medicine and strength training.
Physical Therapy was introduced by Hippocrates, and he felt that massage was the way to ease the pain of those that suffered. This was probably one of the most important change of all times because if it wasn't for Hippocrates physical therapy probably would've been introduced later on during history. Because of his discovery it allowed individuals to study this method in more dept and determine if this really works.
The Greeks believed that the development of the body was just as important as the development of mind. They also had high expectations and standards for fitness too. Physical well-being was necessary for mental well-being, and had a strong need on a healthy body which harbored the soul of the mind.
Greek Physician who described strength training exercises using the Halteres in the 2nd Century. Halteres also known as dumbbells in the today’s society. Galen was influential because he introduced the strength training with dumbbells.