At the Institute of Motion, we are constantly innovating around programming and movement-based solutions for optimizing health and creating sustainable performance. We now offer a variety of live workshops for fitness professionals to develop their skill set around these latest solutions.
We currently host workshops in North America, Europe, Australia and Southeast Asia. These highly practical workshops are 4-8 hours in length with an expectation to practice movement and coaching throughout the event. Scroll down to learn more and sign up for a workshop. If you’re interested in hosting an event for your team, send an email to email@example.com.
Engineering Health and Performance using the 4Q System
Ask most aging athletes and fitness enthusiasts what 20 years of repetitive exercise and training will do to the body: Run down….overused…. broken bodies. That’s because many training programs enhance fitness, but are not sustainable for long-term health or performance. IoM’s 4Q Training Model is an effective training model that programs exercise for both Health-based outcomes and Sustainable Performance. After this workshop, you’ll walk away with an ability to design workouts that will keep your clients healthy and performing at the highest level for years to come!
- Discover IoM’ 4Q Training Model and justify how it promotes health and sustainable performance
- Classify exercises into each of the 4 quadrants for various training adaptations including Strength, Power, Mobility and Cardio.
- Build 4Q Workouts that can be immediately applied to one’s own training and to various clientele types
- Investigate Case Studies that demonstrate 4Q Program Design for different goals
Stress-Busting Recovery Techniques
Have you ever had a client walk into a training session looking like they just got run over by a herd of elephants? For many of our clients, unmanaged and excessive stress greatly hinders their training progress and even puts them at jeopardy for injury or illness. That’s why this workshop will arm you with the necessary Recovery Techniques to help restore homeostasis and promote the stress relief your client so desperately needs!
- Explore the Autonomic Nervous System and identify a need for down-regulating sympathetic tone with a client who may be overstressed
- Discover variable breathing techniques designed to foster greater parasympathetic tone
- Apply Restorative Poses: variable postures that promote relaxation and mindfulness
- Investigate Case Studies that demonstrate how to use recovery techniques within a training session
The Complete Guide to Metabolic Flexibility
In our recent history, High Intensity Interval Training (H.I.I.T.) has been all the rage in various training circles, and for good reason considering its numerous benefits. However, excessive high intensity training comes at a cost to our long term Health, not to mention the same, repetitive stimulus becomes less effective over time. That’s where Metabolic Flexibility comes in, a training approach that promotes Variable Metabolic Conditioning to enhance our ability to switch efficiently between our different energy systems to meet the demands of the various tasks in life and sport. In other words, you’ll walk away with an ability to develop Metabolic Conditioning programs for optimal health and sustainable performance.
- Define Metabolic Flexibility
- Discover IoM’ 4Q MetCon Model and justify how it promotes health and sustainable performance
- Build 4Q MetCon Workouts that can be immediately applied to one’s own training and to various clientele types
- Investigate Case Studies that demonstrate 4Q MetCon for different goals
Deadstarts: The missing link in Strength Training
When you think of deadlifting, you probably think of picking up a heavy barbell off the ground and lifting it to hip height. While this has a myriad of benefits to our overall strength, there is something really important missing from a typical deadlifting protocol: Many “Deadlifts” in real life demand moving a Sub-maximal load or our own mass (Bodyweight) from variable postures and moving mass in variable directions. Think of lifting a sleeping child out of a crib, shifting the groceries out of the deep part of the car trunk, or getting up from a lying position. In this workshop we’ll explore techniques related to the idea of Deadstarts, including Deadlifting, Deadshifting and Ground-to-Standing, all which are designed to help our clients develop the functional strength needed for many life and sporting endeavours.
- Define Deadstarts and justify their need in a Strength Training Protocol
- Practice implementing various Deadlifting and Deadshifting exercises, including regressions and progressions
- Practice implementing various Ground-to-Standing exercises, including regressions and progressions
- Build Deadstart Workouts that can be immediately applied to one’s own training and to various clientele types
- Investigate Case Studies that demonstrate Deadstarts as part of a Strength and Conditioning Program
Bulletproof the Low Back
Degradation of the intervertebral discs, which most often occurs between L4-L5 and L5-S1, often leads to herniation, with treatments varying from physical therapy to surgery. The question is what causes this degradation to begin with and how can we possibly prevent further damage? In this workshop, we’ll arm you with Coaching and Exercise interventions to Bulletproof the Low Back and keep your client’s healthy for years to come!
- Describe the altered biomechanics that leads to dysfunction of the lumbo-pelvic-hip complex
- Explore Hip Decoupling Strategies designed to improve force transmission through the lumbo-pelvic-hip complex
- Practice implementing Activation exercises called Warding Patterns which improve neural sensitivity of the lumbo-pelvic-hip complex
- Build workouts designed to “Bulletproof the Low Back”