Special guest: Sam Pappas, MD, is an internist in Vienna, Virginia. He received his medical degree from Penn State College of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He is a member of the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM), the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M), and Metabolic Medical Institute (MMI). Dr. Pappas focuses on personalized care integrating multiple modalities of interconnected therapies such as nutrition, fitness, stress reduction and nutraceuticals. He was selected as a 2018 Top Doctor in the Washingtonian Magazine.
Dana Laake and her special guest Tavis Piattoly will discuss dietary supplementation for athletes.
Tavis Piattoly, MS, RD, LDN, is the sports dietitian and nutrition consultant for the NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans, and the Tulane University Athletics Department. Prior to this, he held the same position for the New Orleans Saints for several years. He works with athletes from high school to Olympic levels, designing individualized nutrition programs to improve their health, performance and recovery.
Dana Laake and her special guest Steven Shafarman will be discussing FlexAware® – a holisistic approach to movement and breathing exercises for health and fitness.
Steven Shafarman is the creator of FlexAware®, an approach to healing, fitness, and exercise that helps people of all ages and all health conditions breathe freely and move easily. Steven is an author, teacher and leading Feldenkrais Method practitioner. He is the author of the FlexAware Fitness DVD and six books, including Awareness Heals: The Feldenkrais Method for Dynamic Health.
Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest David Hall will be discussing how to use the Cellercise® home exercise trampoline for better health and fitness.
David Hall is an international speaker who has helped reenergize the idea of mini-trampolines for home health workouts. He is a sought-after motivational speaker who for over 15 years has demonstrated his 10-minute per day program to become stronger, more flexible and healthier. Cellercise® is Dave Hall’s unique process of exercise that applies weight and movement to work all parts of the body.
Host Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Mark Shafer will be discussing the benefits and risks of exercise, and how to know if your body is ready for different levels of physical activity.
Mark Shafer has over 12 years of experience in the fitness industry. He is a Muscle Activation Techniques Certified Specialist and a Certified Personal Trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Mark works with individuals to identify and treat muscular imbalances that contribute to poor performance and repetitive stress injuries. He coaches top athletes as well as beginners on exercises for heart rate training.
Host Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Justin Bacon will be discussing the benefits of CrossFit DoneRight. CrossFit training works to optimize physical competence in 10 areas: cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy.