Following the success of last year¿s Fitness Convention, ITT are proud to announce the annual Fitness Convention being held on Friday February 17th 2012 at the Carlton Hotel, Tralee. This year will see a host of Keynote Speakers on thought provoking areas such as fundamental movement skills and core training for athletic performance. Masterclasses include BODYBALANCE¿, BODYCOMBAT¿ and a motivational choreographic session.
FITT Sport Convention
|Start Time:||9.15 am - 5pm|
|Venue:||Carlton Hotel, Tralee.|
|Target Audience:||Fitness Students and Professionals|
This one day event combines a series of presentations and practical workshops focusing on the themes of Young Childrenâs Fundamental Movement Skills with Rachael Jefferson Buchanan; Training for Athletic Performance with Mark Kilgallon; High-Voltage Motivation â A Choreographic Masterclass with Astrid Longhurst and BODYBALANCEâ¢ and BODYCOMBATâ¢ with Giovanni Sacco.
Rachael Jefferson Buchanan is the leading expert in the area of fundamental movement skills in young children and is based in the UK. Her session will demonstrate the methods by which practitioners can develop childrenâs movement vocabulary (running, jumping, throwing and catching to mention just a few) thus giving them greater opportunity to engage in physical activity and sport for the rest of their lives. With the increasing concerns about childhood obesity and inactivity levels this element of the conference proceedings is one which would be of particular interest to those working with children.
Mark Kilgallon is currently the senior strength and conditioning coach at the Sports Institute of Northern Ireland where he works in the sporting disciplines of cycling, handball, boxing, rowing and wheelchair basketball. Mark is also is the national lead for the Irish Senior women's hockey team.
Astrid Longhurst, author of the definitive and highly acclaimed book âBody Confidenceâ and Life Coach Columnist for one of Irelandâs premier health, living & wellbeing magazine âGlowâ is also a contributor at the conference. Astrid is a Fitness & Body Image expert on the BBC series âFighting Fit with Eastendersâ and the BBCâs âThe Weight of the Nationâ in addition to the RTEâs âThe Afternoon Showâ.
Giovanni Sacco, a Les Mills Trainer and Presenter will deliver a workout based on the disciplines of yoga, Tai Chi and Pilates (BODYBALANCEâ¢) as part of the morning session and in the afternoon will deliver a workshop on BODYCOMBATâ¢- a cardio workout based in the disciplines of karate, boxing and taekwondo.
One of the conference organisers, Teresa Richardson, outlined the motivation behind the event. âThe FITTSport conference is now embedded in the annual diary of events in the Health and Leisure Department at the ITT. Since its inception in 2008, the conference has grown in popularity which is primarily attributable to the caliber of the presenters and relevance of the topics addressed. The conference is an ideal opportunity for the Institute staff and students to engage with practitioners and academics working in the area of sport and to share best practice and knowledge in an interactive forumâ.
The conference commences at 9.15 am, concluding at 5pm. The full day delegate rate is €60 (including lunch). Bookings can be made by contacting Áine Brosnan at 066 71 91704.
For more information visit: www.ittralee.ie/fittsport2012