Chris Frederick is author of Stretch to Win published by Human Kinetics and teaches Fascial Stretch Therapy workshops for the Stretch to Win Institute. He is a sports and orthopedic physical therapist and a Structural Integrator from Thomas Myers school Kinesis. Chris has worked with Olympic and professional athletes and dancers for over 20 years to keep them functioning at an optimal level and looks forward to sharing his knowledge and experience with you.
Kevin Darby is the head instructor for Darby Training Systems and has been involved in structured physical conditioning programs for over twenty years. He has competed in, coached and officiated several sports at the provincial, university, national and international levels, included representing Canada as a member of the Canadian Forces Military Pentathlon Team.
During that period of time, he has been exposed to different training methods and philosophies including internships with Charles Poliquin and the St. Louis Blues (NHL).
He has trained and treated both professional (NHL, NLA, CFL, WTA and National Ballet of Canada) and amateur athletes (Olympic Games Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, FIS). Additionally, he works as the Strength and Conditioning consultant for the Pavel - Blackwood tennis academy in Arizona and in partnership with several health care providers .
He has been a part of the course conductor staff for the Poliquin International Certification Program (PICP) and the Stretch to Win - Fascial Stretch Therapist Certification (Stretch to Win Institute) and has published research in partnership with Dr. Stuart McGill.
Training or rehabilitating your clients, patients or athletes without understanding how the connective tissue system can change the activation or inhibition of muscle function will never give you optimal results. Having an understanding of how fascia influences the neuromuscular system and how it affects strength, flexibility, quickness, agility and balance will give you and your clients faster, better results. We invite you to learn quick, easy and effective assessments and training strategies for personal trainers, athletic trainers, coaches and therapists that will immediately improve core stability, joint mobility, strength, flexibility, squat and other movement patterns.
The Raising the Bar webinar series provides personal trainers, group fitness instructors, strength and conditioning coaches, students, and other fitness enthusiasts with another avenue to obtain practical fitness information and education. We have covered a wide range of topics, some of which include stretching, group fitness instruction, nutrition, balance training, and aquatic exercise.