Saturday, October 8

Designed for

Fitness & Medical Professionals

We believe movement is the best kind of medicine

join us!

Saturday, October 8 2022
7:30am – 3pm

Elkhart Health & Aquatics
200 E. Jackson Blvd.
Elkhart IN 46516

  • Choose from more than 10 different presentations with regional experts
  • Presentations on group fitness, training, medical fitness & more!
  • Earn up to 6 ACSM CECs
  • Lunch is included

Only $99 | Students $59

how to enroll

Questions? Contact Lacie |

Presentation Schedule

8:00 a.m.

The Medical Fitness Difference

David Flench, MBA, FMFA, FACHE, ACSM-EP | President & CEO of the Medical Fitness Association

9:00 a.m.

Running Injuries, Prevention & Management: Strategies for keeping clients injury-free.

Megan Martin, PT, DPT | Physical Therapist: Beacon Physical Therapy - Granger

What’s in Your Toolbox? Assembling a Successful Risk Management Program

Christine L. Clark, JD, MT(ASCP), CPHRM, DFASHRM | Risk Manager at Beacon Health System

10:00 a.m.

Pilates Reformer for Every Body

Jonell Witkowski, B.S. | Fitness Specialist, Pilates Trainer: Beacon Health & Fitness & Del Stukel, CPT | Fitness Manager, Pilates Trainer: Beacon Health & Fitness

I Can’t Believe You Used The ‘D’ Word: Documentation for the Fitness Professional

Andrew Doyle, LAT, ATC, CSCS, PhD | Program Director, Indiana University South Bend

11:00 a.m.

Single Sport vs Multi-Sport Athletes: Who is at greater risk for injury?

Ryan Fish, MS, CSCS | Sports Performance Coordinator, Beacon Health & Fitness

Growth in Aquatic Programming

Joshua Ptak, CPO, LGI, WSI | Aquatics Director, Beacon Health & Fitness

1:00 p.m.

Bone Health Across the Lifespan

Caitlin Vlaeminck MSN, RN, FNP-BC | Family Nurse Practitioner Clinical Associate Professor, IUSB School of Nursing

The Benefits of TaiChi

Shifu Swan Mishler | Master TaiChi Instructor TaiChi

2:00 p.m.

Eating disorders & Disordered Eating

Dawn W. Hopkins, M.S., Ph.D. | Associate Clinical Professor - IUSB

ACL injuries: Prevention, Rehab & Return to Sport

Tom Henry, PT, MHS | Physical Therapist, Beacon Physical Therapy



“The Michiana Fitness Conference provided information about a large variety of topics. There were classes covering the basics and the newest technologies in Fitness. I’m looking forward to 2022.”
– Wendy

“I enjoyed attending the conference- it was very educational and I would enjoy attending again.”
– Corey

“Last year was my first time attending the Fitness Conference & it was very enjoyable. I learned a lot about eating habits, changes to make & also enjoyed hands on instruction in the Pilates Studio. I loved the variety of the different speakers that were present as well”
– Veronica