Asia FIT Convention Day 1

We took time out to attend the Asia FIT Convention 2010 at the Centara Grand Convention Center in Bangkok. This convention brings together fitness professionals from all over the world for 3 days to share knowledge, experience and expertise. The first day was great as we experienced great motivation by speakers like Paul Brown of Australia and creative exercise techniques from Peter Twist of Canada.

Meeting Muscle & Fitness writer Jim Stoppanni was amongst the highlights of the day and I’m looking forward to taking another workshop by him on Saturday. Steve Cotter, the Kettle Bell guru was there with a style of Vibram Five Fingers that I’ve never seen before and his Kettle Bell class is a real hit amongst the coaches in attendance. There was Yoga, Pilates and Running Coaches as well all there to arm us with the tools to go out and do what we as coaches do best and that’s, “help people”. I also had the opportunity to meet an awesome fitness guy, Noel of Daily Muscle from Kuala Lumpur who runs outdoor group training sessions and setting the bar for fitness in Malaysia.

We have the greatest job in the world as we get to work everyday to help others live, help people reach goals, change lives and spirits, raise the bar for human existence, motivate, inspire and gain confidence to take on new challenges.  With Day one in the books this was just the starting point of a great conference. Thanks to FIT Thailand and Dr. Suzanne Holsey for organizing this awesome event and providing a standard of education for the fitness profession in Asia,  continued education courses, ACE and NSCA certifications and raising the bar of Fitness in Thailand and Asia.

Day 2 is here. Is your trainer or coach in attendance? You may want to ponder the answer to that question?


About Rich Thurman III B.Sc, MA, CSCS, NSCA-CPT
Rich has a Bachelors of Science in Physiological Science from UCLA and a Masters of Sports Management from USF. He is certified by the National Strength & Conditioning Association, (NSCA) as a Personal Trainer (CPT) and Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). He is primary author of The Fitness Library and writes for various other publications, including the San Francisco Police Officer's Association. Rich is the founder of Xodus Fitness, which offers Fitness Consulting & Personal Training, Urban Body Transformation Bootcamps, Corporate Wellness. Rich also conducts Workshops and an annual lecture at the San Francisco State University Kinesiology Department. Please feel free to contact through any of the links below to inquire about professional services or opportunities.

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