– SPEAKER SCHEDULE –
1pm – 1:30pm Scott Joseph
2:30pm – 3pm Phil Sottile
3:15pm – 3:45pm Connie Harrolle
4pm – 4:30pm Jessica Arent
5:30pm – 6pm Avalaura Gaither
12pm – 12:30pm Phil Sottile
1pm – 1:30pm Sean Perry
2:30pm – 3pm Chad Austin
3:15pm – 3:45pm Connie Harrolle
4pm – 4:30pm Lucie Contente
Everyone understands the importance of exercise and healthy eating, but still few people think that they can make it a priority right now. We all have obstacles in our lives that we use as excuses to put fitness off until later…you know, when we will have more time. The problem with that way of thinking is that that magical day we are waiting for when all of a sudden we won’t be busy anymore and we will have tons of free time – that day will never come. It does not exist. That is the realization you need to make. I hate to be the one to break it to you, but there will never be a shortage of excuses. There will always be excuses you can use to skip your workout and validate going through the drive through. The good news is that even though you are busy and face your own challenges everyday, you can still Make Fitness A Priority in your life now. When you choose to do that, your quality of life gets get better.
In this session you will:
1. Change your mindset from “I’m too busy” to “I can do this right now!”
2. Learn how to overcome any excuse (even the ones we can’t see coming.)
3. Learn how to set yourself up for success every week.
4. Learn how to keep yourself consistent to your fitness plan.
5. Understand that you will fail from time to time, and that getting back on track can be easy. Failing does not define you, nor does it end your fitness journey. What defines you is how you respond to failing.
Anyone struggling to make fitness a long term part of their life, and not just a temporary thing. Anyone struggling to get consistent with their fitness routine. Personal trainers and fitness professionals who one their clients to stop starting over.
It’s time to stop pushing yourself beyond your limits and mistreating your most precious asset- YOU! Let’s take a much-needed time out and learn the 7 Keys to Creating a Soulful Self Care Shift to help you discover how to take care of yourself mentally, spiritually, emotionally and physically to live fully, achieve the next level of your rise and become the best you yet!
In this mini-workshop you’ll learn:
What Self Care is and What it is not
Why Superficial Self Care is Dangerous
Why Self Care is non negotiable
7 Keys to Creating a Soulful Self Care Shift
7 Easy Ways to Practice Self Care
Busy, Stressed out, Overwhelmed professionals who struggle to practice self-care and put themselves first.
Embrace all that you are, in service to the world and to your highest and most incredible life — the journey waits for no one, it begins now.
This is a challenge from Avalaura, the internationally celebrated Intuitive Consultant and Life Coach. Avalaura passionately assists individuals who dare to live their best lives. She takes her clients from hole to wholeness in their life, relationships and business by guiding them through a powerful healing process that helps them discover who they are, who they wish to be, and how to get there. If now is the time for you to live a freedom-focused life, detox yourself of limiting beliefs that no longer serve you, and create an unrecognizable reality — then Avalaura is the guide you’ve been waiting for.
Avalaura is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker who holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Social Work. Additionally, she is a trained Reiki Master/Teacher, Certified Life Coach and Spiritual Counselor, Hypnotherapist, Holistic Aromatherapist and Yoga/Meditation Instructor.
What is Up with all this CBD Business?
Everyone wants to chase the new “green rush” and make their fortune, but
is it as easy as it looks? What is involved? Is Hemp the same as Cannabis?
CBD is the hot commodity and everyone wants a piece of the action but
what does it take to get into the business, how does the farm bill work and
what are the laws on the finished products? The FDA says it’s not legal but
the world is demanding legality, so what is the hold up?
Understanding the plant genetics
I fell into CBD/Hemp by accident and fell in love with it,
many years ago and I have been passionate about it since. My mother,
never sick a day in her life, fell down one day at age 75 returning a
diagnosis of Stage 4 Cancer. She was projected to live 6 months.
Prescribing to holistic medicine as a code, she denied any traditional
treatment and set off looking for alternative options. Rick Simpson oil has
sustained her these past four years, and she now formulates her own
protocols . Why? She doesn’t trust where many brands are being
manufactured. Many produce product in their home kitchen for market
which is great, if you are accustomed to the environment, but many are
not……and then there is sourcing safe material….. pesticide free and
solvent free… Welcome to my passion! GMP Manufacturing of CBD
products and the “WHY” of my daily life- Mom’s home kitchen of
extraction works for her, she is acclimated to her environment, but what
about those who aren’t? The exposure and risk is great….Create your
CBD business from the onset correctly and know what to look for and how
to proceed with caution both with producers and manufacturers as well as
Today I am Co-founder of Hailey’s Hemp Farm in West Virginia, a
woman owned and operated fully vertically integrated hemp company,
offering quality service and product from the seed to the sale. Additionally,
I am involved in several private label brands that include
Hailey’s Hemp Products, the Colorado PCR Company, CanaBlu CBD
Water, Pure Colorado Hemp Cigarettes, Cannatera Skin Care, Reef CBD
Promesa Por Mexico, and several others.
- Applied Exercise Scientist since 1997
- Entrepreneur of several startup fitness companies since 1997
- Television / Radio personality: 2005 – Present
- Injury Prevention / Safety Instructor 2012 – Present
- Owner / Operator – Intelligent Fitness: 2002 – Present
- 8-time award winning Trainer, Gym Owner, Lifecoach (2010-2019)
- Former Competitive Bodybuilder / Promoter 2000-2017
- Author: The 2-1 Diet. What Men Want. BE – The modern testament to improved Health, Wealth, and Happiness
INTELLIGENT FITNESS, INC.
SALES, EVALUATION, AND TESTING, TECHNIQUES FOR THE INTELLIGENT PERSONAL TRAINER.
- Teach a trainer how take a prospect through the necessary sales process in order to set up a forward-looking strategy with a client that is an ideal match and not a waste of time
- How to pre-qualify a prospect to determine if they will be a good client or a bad client
- Teach an appropriate fitness evaluation that is not overly complicated and prepares a trainer to script an ideal fitness program
- Supply a trainer a basic and straightforward use of forms to simply plug an evaluation findings to produce BMI, VO2 MAX, and other charts that will help to state a case as to why the client should train
- Supply the trainer with sample brochures, basic mathematical models, and other business model forms to help someone get started in business
- Supply the trainer with a variety of fitness programs that can be used on “day one” with a client and offer many permutations of fitness programs that can be leveraged and build upon
- Discuss the “real world” elements of psychology, situations, scenarios, and circumstances that unfold during an actual training session.
We R H.O.P.E is a non-exclusive anxiety coaching company that introduces people to information and coping strategies surrounding anxiety. We engage ourselves in one on one coaching sessions with our clients to ensure they can learn to adopt the strategies and work through everyday anxiety. We work with the individual to properly execute these skills when appropriate. In our school presentations, we explain the facts of anxiety and how it is affecting our youth. We R H.O.P.E brings the anxiety coach directly to the school at a low affordable cost. After working with these young people in a one on one setting, they may find more support is needed. Again, we are there to help. With clinical resources, we can help a young person and their family find a clinician that is suitable to their needs. Within the next year, We R H.O.P.E. will be creating a scholarship fund to help aid and assist youth and their families with some of the financial costs of treatment. The company is envisioned towards breaking the barrier that hinders youth from seeking out help. Our core mission is to bring education, normalization and a message of hope to the people of today that struggle with anxiety.
As past members of the private mental health field, we understand even short term treatment can cost upwards of ninety thousand dollars. Our company finds it unacceptable that those with financial resources continue to get help and those without the resources end up with 504 plans, in IEP/ Special Education classes, get suspended/change schools or worse, end up using substances to cope with their anxieties that can even lead to incarceration. Your economic standing should not dictate the information and help that you have access to.
We R H.O.P.E. offers coaching and training to academic faculty to better manage anxieties of our students, develop class room settings supportive of regulation and wellness for optimal learning, and introduce wellness practices that help transform teacher’s perspective and lower burn out from stress.
We R H.O.P.E will offer individualized education, coaching and other services for students with anxiety related challenges. A focus to this engagement is normalizing anxiety within the community. We R H.O.P.E meets the students where they are at, and offer trauma informed interactive services. We R H.O.P.E. also offers coaching and training’s for parents.
Scott Joseph is the author of “The Chimp Diet” and is about to release his 2nd book titled “Perfect [Human] Food”. After realizing that approx 95% of all illnesses and diseases are “diet-related” and that animals in nature are always in perfect shape and perfect health and who virtually never get sick, he began researching the nutritional biology and the natural selection of feeding, relating to animals in general, but especially our closest living relatives, African apes. More specifically, the evolution of the human digestive physiology and our gut microbiome with respect to our original natural diet in comparative to the current standard American diet in relationship to modern day “diet-related” illnesses, diseases and longevity. His goal is now to use this information to help solve global health issues.
Scott is also the founder and president of LovePlantz, which manufactures and sells the first of their kind, “whole food drinks” that are made with real, raw, whole fruits, veggies, nuts and seeds, including the ultra-healthy peels, pulp and seeds. The drinks were accepted into Whole Foods, Sprouts, HEB and other grocery stores and won several awards, including the Innovation of the Year Award from Beverage Industry magazine and attracted attention from all over the world. LovePlantz Whole Food Drinks are a brand new beverage category and are quite possibly… “The Healthiest Food on Earth –”.
Scott also formed the South Florida Food & Beverage Association (SFFBA), which currently has over 350-members. It was formed after having a discussion with key members of Coca-Cola and General Mills to bring together highly successful food & beverage professionals, as well as, excited young entrepreneurs. The group’s monthly meetings and events are meant to learn, network, collaborate, and to grow successful businesses, including the entire south Florida eco-system.
Scott is also a Public Speaker who has given over 40 presentations on the subject of diet & nutrition vs disease & illness. He is also a true outdoorsman, who regularly enjoys scuba diving, wakeboarding, mountain biking, running, tennis, boating, photography, motorcycling, camping, hiking, snowboarding and playing guitar.
I strongly feel, by following our original natural diet, that you will end up with the perfect amount of Carbs, Proteins, Fats, Vitamins, Minerals, Water and Fiber, that you will live with a lean body, a strong mind, and as vibrant as a teenager the rest of your life, and quite possibly – never get sick again!!
This is why, I believe I have found the answer to… “Perfect Human Food”
Since approx 95% of all illnesses and diseases are “DIET-RELATED” you could cure and prevent virtually all health issues… if you simply eat the right FOOD
For example, animals in nature, away from all human interference, do not develop “diet-related” illnesses and diseases such as; Heart Attacks, Cancers, Strokes, Diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Depression, Anxiety, ADD, Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Acne, Psoriasis, Cavities, Tooth Decay, Colds, Flu, Headaches, Glaucoma, Cataracts, Obesity and hundreds of other health issues that humans develop… because they instinctively eat the foods that were specifically designed for their species
So then according to our closest living relatives, Chimps, who are still 99% genetically and biologically like humans, but who have virtually perfect health… their natural diet holds the answer to curing and preventing all of our health issues
Not so long ago, I was overweight, my back hurt, and my energy level was at an all-time low. I needed to drop the extra pounds and get my health back, so I began looking into nutrition. Then one day, I had a life changing ah-ha moment and started to put 2 & 2 together. Now after years of personal research, I have discovered something that I believe can change the world. Here’s my story…
One day while eating lunch, with my overweight friend, in a restaurant loaded with other overweight people, wondering why we were all overweight, I noticed out the window, about a hundred black birds, resting on some power lines and none were overweight. Shortly later a Harley-Davidson drove by, and all the birds quickly flew away, and I thought, how could that be – every single one of those birds were in perfect shape and in perfect health and had no problem getting up and moving in a hurry – which was literally the exact opposite inside the restaurant.
Soon thereafter, I realized that every bird I’ve seen, every fish I’ve seen, every squirrel I’ve seen, every lizard I’ve seen – just about every single animal that I’ve ever seen in nature (without any human interference) is always in perfect shape and in perfect health. There are approx 1-million species of living creatures (amphibians, birds, fish, insects, mammals and reptiles) living on this earth and research clearly shows that humans are the only ones that are littered with obesity, illness and chronic diseases. And sadly now, our cats & dogs are just as sick as we are. And the answer is quite simple, we’ve been misinformed to what we should be eating – it’s the Food!!
That day, I began researching our closest living relatives, Chimpanzees, who are almost 99% like us, and quickly realized, they virtually never get overweight or sick – NO Heart Attacks, NO Strokes, NO Cancers, NO Diabetes, NO Alzheimer’s, NO Parkinson’s, NO Arthritis, NO Headaches, NO ADD, NO Depression and 1,000’s of other illnesses and diseases that affect humans, including obesity. Scientific data from many leading primatologists and anthropologists clearly show that humans and chimps “still” have nearly the exact same digestive systems and immune systems, which made me think, we should be eating the same foods.
So, monkey-see monkey-do, I gradually adopted my version of our (their) natural diet of mostly Fruits and Leaves (lettuce/salads) by closely following their caloric intake of each food group, and adapting it to me, a human. I simply converted their (our) diet into one that can easily coincide with modern living – eating mostly mono-meals of fruit before noon and big salads later in the day. Within weeks, I had completely changed my health, if not my entire life. Not only completely reversing my obesity, but my overall well-being, including my back pains, joint issues and energy levels. Basically reverting my middle-aged body right back to my youth.
However, my business or personal schedule quite often didn’t allow me to eat naturally so I began blending (not juicing) the same foods – the entire food, the whole food, everything including the ultra-healthy peels, pulp and seeds, which has now become Love Plantz – Whole Food Drinks.
How I got started with the cookbooks…
I am a wife, mom and grandma who happens to have Celiac disease. When I was diagnosed I knew my food life had to change. I had to learn to cook differently but still make the food taste great. It’s been a journey and I learned so many things. My goal is to help others with food allergies to have an easier journey. In 2017 I created my first cookbook for everyone to enjoy. My second cookbook was published July 2018. There are 70 recipes in both cookbooks. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, potpouri and alcoholic drinks. All the recipes are written gluten free, traditional or how to make both at the same time. It’s perfect for everyone, people with and without food allergies and multi food families.
How I got started with Bella From the Farm…
I believe that books are very important for children. I used to read to my children every night when they were young. I saw how it opened their minds and imaginations to the world. I now have a grandson and hope that his world is filled with books. We adopted a labrador retriever a few years ago and named her Bella. She does funny and silly things so I knew I had to write about her. In a world where it can be hard for kids, I wanted the books end with a positive message. In Bella From the Farm the message is “just be yourself and they will like you.” My goal is to have a series of Bella books with each of them ending with a positive message.
MixxedFit® is a people-inspired fitness program that combines explosive dance
movements with bodyweight toning.
To continue to spread the Dance Fitness Love and to share it this time with
another format, a format that inspires me and helps me show jumping jacks
can be fun, and pushing yourself to the max will be the best experience ever.
I have known about Mixxedfit® since 2016, and became certified in 2017
Once a week, every saturday in a mixed class I teach on Saturdays starting
with Mixxedfit® and finishing with Zumba®, which I call “Dance Fitness
I enjoy dance fitness a lot, and seeing how my participants smile and have a
great time in my classes, inspires me to keep learning and giving them 200% of
my efforts and a great experience.
Mixxedfit® is a very good program that will give
participants something different and fun. Exercise in disguise but with good mini
challenges to get a kick-butt workout. Fun, sweat and good times are
guaranteed in my Dance Fitness classes.
Zumba® Fitness: A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you’ll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise.
I would like to share with the community part of what moves me: my love and passion for Dance Fitness. I enjoy seeing people have fun and smile in my Zumba® classes, it gives me life, in the end, it is what motivates me and helps me keep going and polishing my skills as a Dance Fitness Instructor. My students motivate me.
All together, I have been doing Zumba® for five years. One year as a student, four years as Instructor. I teach 7 classes weekly!
Being a dance fitness instructor, I have attended mini trainings made specifically for us Zumba® Instructors, and I have learned additional choreography at this trainings, but also, I have been like a sponge and tried to absorb all the information in and the teachings from the trainers; trying to take all the advice and teachings from the trainers and mash it up into my own style, trying to make my participants experience a great one, and a safe class as well.
I try to attend other instructors classes as well, to get that experience from being a student and never stop learning.
Summit Fitness (Norwich CT): May 2015 – January 2019
Renegade Fitness (Norwich, Waterford, Groton): March 2017-Present Eagleview Fitness Center (Mohegan Sun Employees) April 2016 – Present Healthy Pfizer Fitness Center (Pfizer Employees): May 2016 – Present
I am certified in another dance fitness program called Mixxedfit® since 2017, and I have been teaching it since January 2019. Been attending classes since 2016. I love dance fitness.
COMMIT TO YOU DANCE FITNESS
I teach a dance fitness program called COMMIT TO YOU DANCE FITNESS. We are a community committed to help you in your wellness journey through dance and fitness.
Dance fitness has changed my life. I love to inspire and encourage others to commit to themselves to better their health and wellness through dance.
I have been a Dance Fitness instructor for 3 years. I currently teach 3 classes a week and always learning new choreography to keep my classes fresh and challenging.
Former Mixxedfit Instructor
Current Instructor at
Luis Pabon Dance studio -Taftville, CT
Shake What Ya Mama Gave Ya – New London, CT
Tricia Morales & Xeriah Bonano
COMMIT TO YOU DANCE FITNESS
As a mother and son team, we would love to showcase Commit To You Dance Fitness Format! COMMIT’s mission is to bridge all communities through dance and fitness! It’s a dynamic, fun filled HIIT style dance workout!!!!
We would love to be an instructor at NWE because fitness plays a huge part in our family. We want to showcase this style of dance fitness if FOR EVERYONE!!!!!
We have taken other formats of dance fitness for about 2 years! We’ve been actively teaching since August 2018.
Not only do we teach classes, but we also engage in other healthy life styles. My son is a wrestler and has been for the past 6 years. I was diagnosed with diabetes and chose to live healthier, revamp my nutrition and increase my activity. (Because of all of this, I now live med free and no longer carry that diagnosis!)
Please list any teaching experience here: Licensed Mixxedfit Instructors 9.2017-May 2019.
Heather Barber & Dawn Chabot
We love to share Yoga with the community. We look forward to representing Humble Monkey Wellness.
We have been participating & praticing Yoga for the past 5 years, multiple times a week.
Dawn Chabot, AS, 200-RYT. After years of yoga classes and workshops, I noticed that shifts were occurring in my thoughts and my body felt lighter. That profound gift drove me to pursue a 200-hour yoga certification with Yogafit. Humble Monkey Wellness® has inspired me to stretch my life in new directions by teaching, and I am honored to share my love of yoga with one and all.
Heather Barber, 200-RYT. I have been practicing yoga since 2014 and recently completed my 200 hour yoga teacher training with Innerlight Center for Yoga and Meditation. I believe that yoga is more than a physical practiced and that we live yoga both on an off the mat. I am grateful to share my love of yoga as we explore the connection between breath, body and
mindfulness to create a whole body experience.
Founder, Spa Bar Soap Company
– MBA, University of Hawaii
– Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Providence College
– Former Model and Miss Rhode Island USA 1998
– Skin absorbs toxins, learn what to avoid
Why Soap Is Important
– How chemicals in soap penetrate the skin
Bye-Bye Dry … Hello Healthy Hydration
– What ingredients to look for that nourish the skin