Most women have concerns about the size and shape of their bodies, but those fitness enthusiasts or competitive athletes who rely on aesthetics as well as individual performance in determining athletic success may be at greater risk for a condition known as the Female Athlete Triad. Originally identified in 1992, ACSM created a position stand, and again updated it in 2007. This position statement focuses on the identification, treatment, education and support for women at increased risk for this condition. Lack of adequate energy in take, disruption in normal hormonal release, and ultimately, potential disruptions in the bone formation are characteristics of the TRIAD. She can have one, two, or three components of the triad, or simply lie on a continuum. This webinar examines these health concerns and the potential impact these imbalances create for many females.
Irene Lewis-McCormick, MS, is a personal trainer, international presenter, author, and 25-year fitness veteran. She holds a master of science degree in exercise and sport science with an emphasis in physiology from Iowa State University. She holds professional certifications from NSCA-CSCS, ACE, AFAA, YogaFit, Pilates, and AEA.
She is a frequent contributor to consumer and fitness publications, including IDEA Health & Fitness Journal, Fitness Management, Shape, More magazine, Diabetic Living, and Heart Healthy Living. Irene is on the editorial advisory board of Diabetic Living magazine and is a subject matter expert and exam writer for the American Council on Exercise.
Irene presents for IDEA, SCW, Fitness Anywhere, DCAC, Fitness Fest, AFPA, the Mayo Clinic, and many regional venues. She is a TRX suspension training master course trainer as well as a master instructor for JumpSport Trampoline Fitness. She has been a featured presenter in several DVDs, including programs for pre- and postnatal exercise, water fitness, strength training, step, Pilates, and foam roller exercise.
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.
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