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Aspen Sports Summit: Fitness and health

Dale Strode
The Aspen Times

The Aspen Sports Summit will launch this month with a focus on education with a mission in health, fitness and sports medicine.

Bill Fabrocini of the Aspen Club put together the first Aspen Sports Summit and its lineup of all-star speakers for the two-day forum set for March 27-28 (Friday-Saturday) at the Aspen Meadows.

“The Aspen Sports Summit represents a unique concept in bringing together the leaders in the field of health, fitness and sports medicine,” Fabrocini said. “The common goal is providing an interactive learning experience while benefiting philanthropic causes.”

The two-day sports summit will benefit the Mercy and Sharing Rehabilitation Center to support abandoned and disabled children of Haiti. It also will benefit the Marshall Direct Fund, with a mission to provide education and economic opportunities for youth and young women in Pakistan.

Fabrocini said the Aspen Sports Summit will include presentations on sports performance, concussions, back and hip pain, fitness innovation and more.

“We have lots of amazing speakers coming,” Fabrocini said. “The highlight presenters include Dr. James Kelly, one of the foremost experts in America on concussion.”

Fabrocini said the concussion issue is at the forefront in high school sports as well as college and professional sports.

He said the Aspen Sports Summit program on concussions would be valuable for coaches and trainers at all levels as well as interested parents.

The issue also is a hot topic for parents of youth sports participants.

The session on back and hip pain also will include discussions of recent developments and the recent proliferation of hip-replacement surgeries.

Other seminar topics will address innovation in the world of sports fitness — for all ages.

In addition, nutrition will be covered in the seminar which can produce 1.2 continuing education units for participants, including certification from the American Council on Exercise, the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the National Academy of Sports Medicine.

Another speaker in the lineup is Greg Roskopf, the developer of Muscle Activation Techniques. He is know for his work with Peyton Manning and other NFL players as well as players with the Denver Nuggets.

Noted spine surgeon Dr. Donald S. Corenman of Vail will make a presentation.

Life coach Ed Harrold, also known as the Athletic Yogi, is on the agenda.

Fitness training CEO Kevin Laferriere also will speak along with pilates expert PJ O’Clair.

Additional information is available online at aspensportssummit.com.

“Your impressive lineup of speakers, along with your continuing education certification, is sure to make your conference a success,” said Walter Isaacson of the Aspen Institute.

“I am excited to see that you are holding what is sure to be a wonderful summit on sports medicine at the Aspen Meadows-Doerr-Hosier Center,” Isaacson said. “When Jerry Hosier helped us fund this spectacular building, he envisioned local community groups using the space for programs just like this.”

Cost of the two-day Aspen Sports Summit is $199 in advance.

Sponsorship opportunities also are available.

dstrode@aspentimes.com


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