I go to a ton of conferences, workshops, symposiums, lectures etc.
As committed to education as I am you may be surprised to hear that I have an ulterior motive. You see, you’re only as strong as the relationships you hold and the network you have.
Take my example. I’m a no-name trainer from a country that the majority of the World doesn’t care about (sad but true). Somehow I have managed to make friends with the best and it’s not because I’m super-smart. It’s because every single workshop I go to I make sure to stay after and grab 5 minutes of the speakers time. I don’t really care so much about the answer to my question. My goal is to make friends.
5 Minutes isn’t enough
If you are like me and realize the importance of relationships you feel my pain. That’s exactly why I jumped at the opportunity to take part in the Strength Cruise. Coach Nick Tumminello has arranged for a conference to take place on a cruise to the Bahama’s (double-bomb).
There won’t be a better opportunity to listen to some great talks, mingle, and party with the industry elite for 4 days in the sun.
As if the schmoozing wasn’t enough
Coming from somebody who has almost gone bankrupt pursuing education this part really speaks to me.
Have a look at some numbers of what a conference will run you:
- An average 3-day fitness conference will run you ~ $250-$350
- Hotel room for 3 days at an average of $180 will run you ~ $540
- Food for 3 days will run you ~ $60
- Cab fare and entertainment will run you ~$50/night
- Feb 17 – 20th 2012 (President’s day weekend)
- Book cruise before Nov 19th to get the $360 cruise rate in addition to a $50 on board credit
- Book the conference before Jan 1 and pay only $147 in addition to getting a free dvd from Coach Nick and entered into a draw for some amazing prizes.
Go to the site: www.strengthcruise.com for all the details and information for signing up
Nick Tumminello is a Personal Trainer in Fort Lauderdale Fl and the owner of Performance University International, which provides professional education for Personal trainers and strength coaches. Nick is known for his innovative exercises and hybrid approach to training. Nick is the developer of the Core Bar, has authored over 10 DVDs and is a regular contributor to T-nation, Men’s Health, Women Health, Men’s Fitness, Oxygen, Maximum Fitness and FIGHT! magazine. He has been featured in two New York Times best selling exercise books as well as in the ACE Personal Trainer Manual: Fourth edition. Nick writes a very popular fitness blog at NickTumminello.com.
Jose Antonio, Ph.D. is the CEO and co-founder of the International Society of Sports Nutrition (www.theissn.org); furthermore, he is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and National Strength and Conditioning Association. He was the 2005 recipient of the NSCA Research Achievement Award and the 2009 NSCA Educator of the Year; moreover, has published 13 books and over 50 plus peer-reviewed scientific publications. He is the host of several radio shows that include the Performance Nutrition Show, the Weekend Workout, and the Power Hit Show (with John Romano). He is the Editor-in-Chief of Sports Nutrition Insider, the first and only trade publication dedicated to the sports nutrition industry, and Inside Fitness magazine, and has contributed to Ironman, Muscular Development, Muscle and Fitness, and Fitness Rx Men/Women. Furthermore, he is the sports science advisor to VPX/Redline. Also, Dr. Antonio is a co-founder of Javalution, makers of JavaFit coffee. Dr. Antonio completed a Ph.D. and post-doctoral research fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas Texas. He is an Assistant Professor at Nova Southeastern University in Ft Lauderdale FL.
Bill Sonnemaker, MS, is an internationally sought-after personal trainer and fitness educator. He is a spokesperson for IDEA and is the recipient of the 2007 IDEA International Personal Trainer of the Year Award and the 2007 NASM Pursuit of Excellence Award. He is the founder and CEO of Catalyst Fitness, Georgia’s only fully accredited and medically recognized personal training and performance enhancement facility and holds a master’s degree in performance enhancement and injury prevention.
Cassandra Forsythe, Ph.D., R.D., received her doctorate in kinesiology from the University of Connecticut, and completed her dietetic internship at UMass Amherst, both in 2009. Originating from northern British Columbia, Canada, she received her M.S. in Human Nutrition and Metabolism and her Bachelors in Nutrition and Food Science from the University of Alberta in Edmonton. She is a Registered Dietitian (RD), certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), and is a Certified Sports Nutritionist (CISSN) through the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN).
Cassandra’s research experiences are the effects of low-carbohydrate diets, dietary fat manipulation, and resistance exercise on risk factors for heart disease, diabetes and body composition. She is also passionate about women’s health topics, including the Female Athlete Triad and pregnancy.
She works as a nutrition educator and weight loss coach and is the author of two popular books for women: “The New Rules of Lifting for Women”, co-authored with Lou Schuler and Alwyn Cosgrove, and “Women’s Health Perfect Body Diet”.
And some guy named Jon Goodman
This will be the event of the year and will sell out so act fast to book your ticket now to make sure you don’t miss out on this one of a kind educational and networking opportunity.