WEBINAR | Lowering Barriers to Entry for Healthy Living


This webinar was broadcast February 13, 2018. Your purchase of this webinar will enable you to download a recording. You must download the recording within 30 days of purchase.

A CEU quiz for this webinar is available for purchase via Fitness Learning Systems. Quiz link is included in your confirmation email.

Presented by Rick Richey & Fabio Comana

We coach, they sweat… We push calorie burn and chase the ‘afterburn’ (EPOC), but is this the only way to improve health and transform flab-to-fab? Perhaps it is time to expand our thinking to be consistent with current research which now identifies importance of movement, rather than just exercise, as well as a variety of simple, qualitative interventions that can become the springboard to improving overall health. Join this session which shares new ideas in research and application that can simplify the entire approach to helping individuals attain the health goals they desire.

Upon conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe how ambivalence, resistance and perceptions often impede individual ability to start and adhere to healthy lifestyle choices.
  • Discuss research findings on the importance of movement and simple, qualitative interventions that can improve health.
  • Implement a simply strategy aimed at enhancing self-efficacy and experiences through manageable tasks and simple interventions that promotes sustainable adherence.

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Fabio Comana, MS, is fulltime faculty at San Diego State University where he teaches multiple courses in Exercise Science, including Exercise and Aging; serves as a faculty instructor for the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM); scientific advisor for OrangeTheory Fitness (OTF), Stroops and Turbostrapp; and a master instructor and workshop developer for Core Health and Fitness (Stairmaster, Nautilus, Startrac and Schwinn).

Previously, with ACE as the certification manager and exercise physiologist, he was the original creator of ACE’s Integrated Fitness Training (IFT)™ model which serves as the basis for their entire personal training credential and was the developer of all their live educational workshops.

His prior experiences include serving as a Division I Collegiate Head Coach, a University Strength and Conditioning Coach; and wellness manager – opening and managing clubs for Club One. He is an accomplished speaker, presenting at numerous national and international conferences each year; serves as a media spokesperson for various organizations; and is an accomplished writer, authoring over 2 dozen articles, text book chapters and books.

A combination of Southern charm and a passion for health and fitness education has made Rick Richey, MS, a premier personality in the fitness industry. He is a national and international speaker, providing solid evidenced based education for personal fitness trainers, sports medicine practitioners, and strength and conditioning coaches to better assess clients, prevent injury, enhance performance, and reach goals for their clientele.

Rick is the owner of Independent Training Spot in NYC, where he provides personal training, wellness coaching and orthopedic massage. He is a senior faculty instructor for the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and adjunct faculty at the California University of Pennsylvania: Exercise Science and Sports Studies undergraduate and graduate programs.

Rick has worked with numerous film and television personalities, fashion models, professional athletes, and traditional clients to help reach their goals. He has his undergraduate education from the University of North Alabama, and his Master’s in Exercise Science from California University of Pennsylvania with a focus on Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention. He is also a graduate of the prestigious Swedish Institute of Health Sciences for Massage Therapy in NYC.