Autoimmune disease affects a staggering 23.5 million Americans – that’s 1 in 12. Multiple sclerosis, lupus, Crohn’s disease, Type 1 Diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and many others.
A few months ago one of our very own in the strength & conditioning community, Brendon Rearick of MBSC & Movement As Medicine, was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease known as Aplastic Anemia. Aplastic Anemia is a blood disorder where the body’s immune system attacks its own bone marrow stopping the creation of new blood cells. Treatment options for Aplastic Anemia are comparable to the treatments for Leukemia & Lymphoma.
Currently, Brendon is receiving care at both Stanford in California and Dana-Farber in Boston, two of the best research hospitals in the world. He has a long year of healing ahead of him so let’s do all we can to spread the word and have fun while doing it!
***All profits from this seminar will go to Brendon for his medical & living expenses OR the Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation to support research and scholarships for those in need.***
Other ways you can help:
• Donate Blood! Brendon will need to get weekly blood transfusions to continue to fight – “Every two seconds someone needs blood”
• Join the other 16 million amazing souls who are a part of the “Be the Match” registry. It’s a simple mouth swab sent to your home. With an average of 520 transplants a month, this program gives 17 patients each day a hope for a future. “The cure for blood cancers is at the hands of ordinary people”
You can find out more about Brendon and his “Collect Moments, Not Things” Campaign
• Goal Based Assessments (“The goal is to keep the goal the goal!”): In this session Dan will go through his philosophy on assessments and give you all the tools you need to implement a full assessment on your athletes and clients instantly.
• The 1-2-3-4-5 Assessment Process and how it can change your approach to developing athletes FOREVER!
• The “Minimum Effective Dose,” the “Killer App,” and it’s “Easy to be Hard!”: Are you training your athletes too much? Are you expectations too high? Doing less is actually more. And in this session Dan will outline how we can build programs with the minimum effective dose required to create adaptations in our clients.
• Practical Lifting and Movement Sessions: Throughout the weekend there will be a number of lifting and movement sessions looking at fundamental movements, session design, coaching concepts, recovery and much much more. Come prepared to MOVE!
• Q&A Sessions throughout the day where you can ask Dan anything (within reason of course!!)
Dan is also bringing with him a special guest speaker, Taylor Lewis of Future Prospects Performance! Coach Lewis will be presenting on the following topic:
Training the One-Percenters
From the greatest athletes to play the game to the athletes fighting for their lives to take another breath; they all have something in common when it comes to training. While the importance of overall fitness is number 1, at what importance does the squat beat the deadlift or breathing exercises trump rolling patterns? Traveling through years of playing in multiple cities and in front of thousands of crowds to being hospitalized for days on end on a consistent basis with no cure insight, the percentages change and what exercises you chose to train the athlete is crucial and will end up making or breaking their future endeavors. Taylor will take you into a World of percentage based training with a balanced approach and the importance each exercise plays to the specific needs the one-percenters and how it translate into training the everyday client.
Taylor Lewis has been a strength coach for 9 years. He received his Bachelor’s degree and Master’s Degree from Sonoma State University in Kinesiology. He currently works as the director of sports performance for Future Prospects Performance based in San Rafael, CA. Taylor is also the head strength coach for the Sonoma State Baseball team, consultants for the San Rafael Pacifics, Class A independent baseball team, and works side by side with Barry Bonds training major league baseball players. He also consults with multiple local high school baseball teams in Marin and Sonoma County. Taylor found the love for working with adults with cystic fibrosis while finishing up his masters degree, and he is currently working with researches down at Stanford Medical to develop structuralized fitness programs on the quest to find a cure for cystic fibrosis.