Eating Disorders: What Fitness Pros Need To Know
Completely free webinar from MedFit Classroom!
As a fitness professional, you probably come across clients and students with illnesses or limitations that you haven’t seen before many times. Typically, a client will disclose and explain these conditions during their initial assessment, allowing you the opportunity to ask questions and research how to design an appropriate program.
It is important to understand that eating disorders are more complex. Not only are clients often unlikely to report these conditions for various reasons, eating and body dysmorphic disorders can be hard to spot. Contrary to popular belief, they don’t only impact people with a particular body size or shape. According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, only 6 percent of people with eating disorders are medically diagnosed as “underweight.”
Join us as we give some insight into the who, the what and the why behind the most common eating disorders that may be impacting even your most dedicated clients.
This webinar was presented live on July 27, 2021. Any offers or discounts mentioned during the webinar may no longer be active.
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ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Christine Conti is a mother of two who understands the importance of movement as medicine at the physical and cognitive levels. As a 20-year veteran in the fitness industry, Christine has created fitness programs and educated fitness and medical professionals to implement safe and effective exercise programs for all fitness levels. This former investment banker, secondary teacher, and all-American collegiate athlete has also been battling a severe autoimmune disease for the past decade. Through proper exercise, nutrition, and mindset practices she has been able to reduce symptoms and decrease dependency on medications. Her quest for knowledge and passion to help others live more quality lives has led to her vast knowledge base for working with arthritic populations and beyond.
Christine has a B.A. in English Language, Rhetoric, and Composition and a minor in Business and Psychology from Binghamton University, cum laude. Christine received her M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction and Secondary English Education from the University of Maryland, summa cum laude. She has been nationally certified varsity coach and group fitness and personal trainer through AFAA/NASM since 2001. Christine has since completed over 30 group and personal training certifications such as: LesMills, Piloxing, Spinning, Yoga, PLYOGA, ZUMBA, Kickboxing, Rev02lution Running, Orange Theory Fitness, and more. She currently serves as an international fitness presenter and educator for fitness and medical fitness conferences around-the-world.
Christine is the CEO of Conti Fitness & Wellness, an online resource for education and counselling to create positive changes through physical and emotional practices. She is the creator of Let’s FACE It Together™ Facial Fitness and Rehabilitation, an exercise program and certification to help reduce signs of aging, prolong onset of disease, and rehabilitate injuries. Christine believes that knowledge is power, so she created a podcast called, Two Fit Crazies and a Microphone. This platform provides free and unbiased information from top experts about fitness, nutrition, and more! This 2x Ironman with 30+ marathons under her belt, has no plans of slowing down! Yes You Can!
Karli Taylor is an entrepreneur and leader passionately working to shape the nation’s fitness and wellness industry through innovative programming that can be incorporated into any lifestyle.
Karli has been in the industry for over 20 years. Beginning as a group exercise instructor and personal trainer, she worked her way to an executive position at a fitness chain in the northeast where she worked behind the scenes for 5 years, until her love of teaching drove her to leave the corporate office for the gym floor.
She pursued and completed her 200 Hour RYT with Pure Warrior Yoga School, as well as over 500 additional hours of yoga training including various trauma-sensitive courses.
Karli needed to find a way to bring her yoga, fitness and business experience together. She is the co-founder and creator of BarreFlow, through which she certifies fitness professionals around the globe.
Karli has received dozens of certifications and many awards through the years. Most recently, she was recognized as the top female presenter at SCW Mania in 2017 and 2018, as well as one of the five best fitness trainers in the Albany, NY region as part of the Times Union newspaper’s “Best of 2019” awards.
Karli thoroughly enjoys working with people of all ages to help them achieve goals, find deeper meaning and accept and love themselves for all they bring to the world.