SEMINARS

Seminars

We are proudly showcasing some of the industries’ top leaders in health and wellness. We will have a full schedule covering topics including nutrition, training and programming strategies, recovery methods, business best practices, and more!


The Topic Is:  Aerobic Capacity with Chris Hinshaw

Join Chris Hinshaw as he details his training methodologies to build aerobic capacity and maximize overall athletic performance. Participants will develop a thorough understanding of how to improve their recovery as well as develop their cardiovascular “engine” and muscular stamina. If you were a part of Chris’s seminars on the 2019 cruise, you learned that they build on each other. Chris will be doing progressive lectures on each day of the cruise and will be giving homework (workouts) for each lecture. Chris, as always, will be providing participants with new material to take your training to the next level. If you have been fortunate enough to take his seminars before, strap in for some new content. He also has a special surprise in store for the last day.  You won’t want to miss this!

Chris Hinshaw is the founder of aerobiccapacity.com, and is widely considered one of the top endurance coaches in the world. Chris is known internationally for his extensive knowledge and practical experience developing aerobic capacity in athletes of all experience levels using his comprehensive, cutting edge approach to training.


The Topic Is:  Féroce Fitness – Training & Nutrition with Camille Leblanc-Bazinet

Camille Leblanc-Bazinet is a seven-year individual CrossFit Games veteran and one of CrossFit’s most enduring athletes. In 2014, she earned the title of Fittest Woman on Earth and has finished in the top 10 in four out of her seven Games appearances. Most recently, she placed 2nd in the Team Division at the 2019 CrossFit Games with team CrossFit Kypton. During her CrossFit career, Camille earned her degree in chemical engineering, served on the CrossFit Level 1 Seminar Staff, and launched her own business, Féroce Fitness, providing programming and nutrition expertise to the masses. In this seminar Camille will discuss the following:

  • Training vs. Competing
  • The pressures of competition
  • What is Feroce Fitness?
  • Nutrition – Eating to support performance vs. daily health & aesthetics
  • Body Image
  • Q&A

The Topic Is:  Féroce Fitness – Shoulder Prehab & Rehab with Camille Leblanc-Bazinet

Camille will introduce this limited workshop with practical insights on her recovery following a shoulder dislocation back in 2017 that forced her to retire from her 6th CrossFit Games appearance. She will also speak to the evolution of her mindset as an injured athlete. Camille will then take you through a hands-on workshop where you’ll learn how to minimize the risk of injury and help those with shoulder pain/impingements or massive injury, recover safely so that they can still feel accomplished with their efforts in the gym. Participants will perform strengthening exercises & mobilization drills so please wear appropriate clothing.


The Topic Is:  Muscle Growth & Training Strategies with Thundrbro’s Dave Lipson & Andrew Charlesworth

The Thundrbro company is based on bridging the gap between aesthetics and performance. Dave Lipson and Andrew Charlesworth from the Thundrbro team will be doing a condensed version of their Hypertrophy for Functional Fitness Lecture and then will do brief demonstrations from one of their Hypertrophy Finishers from their E-Book. These seminars will be full of learning, training, nutrition, and bro-ing out! They will take you through some of their training modules, learning the mechanisms that drive muscle growth, how to blend hypertrophy with CrossFit and functional fitness, different training strategies, methods, and formulas to get you HUGE!!


The Topic Is:  Macros, Eating Out, and Common Pitfalls with Own Your Eating

Own Your Eating is back again to give you insight into all of the hot nutrition topics. Do you want to know how to get started with macros?  Own Your Eating will help you set yourself up for success! Roz and Jason will also discuss eating out and alcohol and avoiding common pitfalls.  They will be leading a Q&A after the seminars!

Jason is currently a part of the CrossFit HQ seminar staff. As well as a Masters Degree in Psychology & 25 years coaching experience in the health & fitness industry, Jason is Precision Nutrition L1 Certified and has 15 CrossFit qualifications, including CrossFit Science and CrossFit Nutrition.


The Topic Is:  Programming with The HAM Plan Team Austin Malleolo, Spencer Hendel, and James Hobart

The HAM Plan Programming seminar will cover the WHY we program for gyms & competitors, the HOW we do it, and what goes into the planning, methodology, and art of creating an effective program.  We will break down the most effective tools to implement gym programming, common themes we have seen, best practices for coaches and owners and how to optimize your programming. James, Austin, and Spencer will talk about competitive programming and how they lay their three tiers of goals and how that will relate to volume and overall time commitment to the competitor program.

The HAM Plan is a training platform designed from the ground up by Spencer Hendel, Austin Malleolo,and James Hobart – Reebok CrossFit Games participants and CrossFit affiliate owners. The HAM Plan is the culmination of a decade’s worth of elite training. Over ten years, they’ve trained thousands of hours – testing, re-testing, experimenting, overcoming adversity, targeting weaknesses, thriving, and pushing their human potential.


The Topic Is: The Topic Is: The Gym Owner: Road to Success

Successful gym owners Paul Tremblay of CrossFit NCR in Ontario and James Hobart of One Nation Boston will be leading a session specifically for gym owners. Topics will include how to invest and build your team, proven ways to generate business, how to go from coach to owner, and how to provide value to your gym members and the community. A Q&A will follow and will be your opportunity to engage with other gym owners. Ask questions & get perspective.


The Topic Is: RX Method double under workshops

The Rx Method is the world’s first jump rope training program geared towards the functional athlete. The Wod On the Waves attendees who participate in the RX Method double under mini-workshops can expect to be fully immersed in the biomechanics, training protocols, and coaching progressions of the most comprehensive jump rope program in the industry. All levels can benefit from beginner to Games Athlete. Whether working towards your first double under or connected triple unders, you won’t want to miss the Rx Method Workshop!


The Topic is: Squat Mobility Assessment and Movement Prep with Chad Vaughn

Chad will first lecture on the importance of connecting the squat to the snatch and clean reception (i.e., perform your front and overhead squats the way you want to receive the bar in the clean and snatch). He’ll then direct you through a full range of motion squat progression that will show you exactly what you’re currently capable of, and then a mobility assessment to pinpoint any deficiencies observed in the movement or bottom position of your squat.

Chad is a renowned Olympic Weightlifter. He is a 2-time Olympian, 8-time National Champion, and the American Record Holder in the Clean and Jerk in that sport.


The Topic Is: Mobility for Handstand Training with Dave Durante

In this session, Dave will dive into limiting factors that play into an inefficient HS position.  This seminar will help participants understand what ideal handstand positions should look like and provide simple tools to combat particular HS mobility limitations from the ground up. Areas of discussion include: handstand triumvirate discussion, evolution of handstand demo, and set up mechanics. Areas of focus will include wrists, elbows, shoulders/upper back, hips, legs, and feet.  The session will wrap up with a Q&A.

Dave Durante is a multiple time USA gymnastics national champion and was part of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Team as alternate. Dave was a lead coach with the CrossFit Gymnastics L1 course from 2013-2015. He also wrote and developed the CrossFit Gymnastics Advanced Course. Dave is co-owner of Power Monkey Fitness and Power Monkey Camp.


The Topic Is: Outsmarting the Aging Process with Diet and Training

The bad news is metabolism does slow with age and hormonal shifts aren’t in our favor, but the good news is you don’t have to gain weight as you age. You have to change your strategies. And contrary to popular belief, it’s not by adding more cardio to your workouts. EC will talk about the factors that go into weight control and why this changes with age, how the hormonal changes add fuel to the fire, what are the factors you can control, and most importantly, why diet and exercise are so central to the equation. Most of us WILL gain weight if we continue to do what we’ve always done, so come find out how to effectively change your diet and lifestyle to keep the weight off.

EC Synkowski runs OptimizeMe Nutrition, a company offering educational products, mobile-app based challenges, and corporate wellness programs.  She has extensive education in the life sciences with a BS in biochemical engineering, a first MS in environmental sciences (with a focus in genetics), and second MS in Nutrition & Functional Medicine. EC has also trained others since 2000 and holds the Certified CrossFit Level 4 Coach (CF-L4) credential. She has accumulated more than 600 hours of public speaking, teaching fitness and nutrition all over the world. With more than 20 years of experience and academic training, EC seamlessly translates the evidence-based scientific data into practical solutions for everyday success.


The Topic Is: How to Create a Global Online Trainer Brand That Thousands of People Love & Trust

Coaching people in-person is one thing. Coaching people online is something different entirely. And since 2011 Jordan Syatt has coached literally thousands of people from all over the world. Jordan has a huge online following with 500,000+ fans on Instagram, 80,000+ on YouTube and 60,000+ on Facebook so he knows a thing or two about how to best work with online audiences. In this session join online coaching expert Jordan while he teaches you how to structure and optimize your online coaching systems to make sure your clients are safe, happy, and consistently getting outstanding results.

JordanSyatt is a short, bald guy with an affinity for Deadlifting and also happens to be Gary Vaynerchuk’s personal trainer. Jordan created his online fitness business from his dorm at the University of Delaware in 2011 and has become one of the industry’s leading experts in strength training, nutrition, and behavioral psychology. One of the only people in the world to deadlift 4x his body weight, Jordan’s work has been featured all over the world including a variety of media publications such as CNN, The Huffington Post, Business Insider, Men’s Health Magazine, Men’s Fitness Magazine, and Schwarzenegger.com


The Topic Is: NUTRITION: FUEL YOUR BODY TO RECOVER FROM WORKOUTS

Properly refuel, repair, and rehydrate for optimal recovery from training. The Type of activity, duration, intensity, personal preferences, and body composition goals are all variables that will affect how an athlete approaches their personalized recovery strategy. Signs and symptoms of suboptimal recovery, which can be both obvious or subtle, should not be ignored as adaptions to training can be missed and progress can slow. Listen to understand how to:

  • Promote muscle repair and growth
  • Appropriately refuel and rehydrate
  • Reduce risk of injury
  • Take advantage of the adaptions from your training sessions

Ryan Turner of Food is Fuel NYC has a four-year degree and 1200+ hours of clinical practice at an accredited hospital in sports dietetics. He’s a former collegiate athlete, current marathon runner, and has completed 2000+ hours of nutrition-related work with collegiate and professional athletes – setting him apart from other RD’s as a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD).  Ryan completed his education and training at New York University, clinical experience through Methodist Hospital and later, professionally, through Mount Sinai Medical Center. He spent three years working with NYU athletics as the university’s Sports Dietitian. He continues to work in private practice supporting not only athletes, but clients challenged with obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and other chronic diseases. He is a member of the American Dietetic Association (AND), Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition practice group (SCAN), as well as the Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietetic Association (CPSDA).


The Topic Is: THE 3-PART RECOVERY FORMULA

This hands-on information session with Tone House Director of Sports Medicine Doctor Kamraan Husain will cover myofascial release methods specifically highlighting and improving athletic training, pain management, and resiliency. Recovery should be specific for each of these components of training and each needs to be addressed in a 3-part procedure. Learn how to apply proper recovery methods to your training plan and enhance your performance in and out of the gym.

Tone House Director of Sports Medicine and Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) Dr. Kamraan Husain received his Doctors of Chiropractic from Cleveland University – Kansas City, Kansas in 2013 and has an undergraduate degree in Biology from Kansas State University.  He is a second-generation chiropractor, inspired by his mother and cousin. Dr. Kamraan specializes in advanced patient assessment and treatment from the Motion Palpation Institute and is a whiplash and traumatology specialist through the Spine Research Institute of San Diego.  Dr. Kamraan is a member of the ACA (American Chiropractic Association) and has recently been published in the Journal of Chiropractic Education for his work with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.


The Topic Is: Single-Arm Monorope Clinic w/ Adaptive Training Academy

Come play with and learn how to jump rope with one arm using the Rx Smart Gear Monorope! You’ll learn proper technique, like how to start the rope swing, and then progress from single-unders all the way to triple-unders (if you dare!). All fitness and experience levels welcome!
Use this training to add variance into your own workouts or as a way to prepare yourself to be an accessible adaptive trainer for athletes with injuries or disabilities.

This session is taught by the 2019 World’s Fittest Single-Arm Adaptive Athlete, Logan Aldridge, Adaptive Training Academy Director, Alec Zirkenbach, and Rx Smart Gear CEO David Newman.


The Topic Is: Adapting Workouts Workshop w/ Adaptive Training Academy

Come learn how to adapt some of the most popular workouts and then test out your adapted creations! You’ll get a crash course in ATA’s adapting theory and methodology and then put it to use by getting creative and adapting workouts in small groups. The best part is you’ll then test out what you adapted and get a feel for what it’s like to workout as an adaptive athlete. No trainer qualifications or experience with adaptive training is necessary. Use this knowledge and experience to customize workouts for temporarily injured or permanently adaptive athletes in your gym or for yourself!

This session is taught by Adaptive Training Academy seminar staff members Alec Zirkenbach, Logan Aldridge and Chris “Stouty” Stoutenburg.