Perform Better Providence

I just added a new lecture at the Perform Better Summit in Prov this weekend as a “fill in”. Be sure to check out Understanding Sports Hernia on Sunday AM. In addition I will be doing the scheduled lecture and practicals.

May 8-10th the best in education for strength and conditioning, rehab and fitness professionals resumes. If you don’t get to one of these every year you are making a huge mistake. The biggest complaint from attendees is that with four sessions going on at one time it is tough to choose. Here are my picks for each session.

Note- I will almost always choose lectures over hands-on. Just my opinion. I’m here to learn, not to get exercise.

Friday May, 8th

9:45- Go see Bill Parisi. Bill’s talk will have you ready to make friends all weekend.

11:00- Todd Wright is one the funniest speakers here but Martin Rooney is also always good. Flip a coin

1:00- Mark Verstegen is a personal favorite. That’s where I think I’ll be. If you train kids, skip Mark and see Brian Grasso. Brett Jones KB hands-on should also be excellent. This might be the toughest call of the day. ( Brett is also at Long Beach so I can see both)

2:15- Robb Rogers versus Al Vermeil. If this was wrestling I’d go with Rob, he’s at least 15 years younger but, it’s not. I have to choose wisdom over humor. I love Rob but, Al wins by a nose.

3:30- If you skip my hands-on see Brett Jones.

4:45- The great Thomas Plummer runs unopposed. Do not head to the bar early. The beer is free at 6. Thomas always makes me think. I’ll be there.

Saturday May 9th

8:30- Lots of choices. Maybe a toss-up here. I think you’ll enjoy whatever you pick.

9:45- I’m going with a wild card here. Fraser Quelch. I’ve never seen him so this will be my choice.

11- If you came to a one day and saw me, check out Lee Taft if you have an interest in speed. Not interested in speed? Check out Lee Burton or John Graham.

1:00- This is a tough choice but, if you have not seen Todd Durkin’s Going for Greatness go. Todd is a guy who “walks the talk”. Very motivational.

2:15- Another tough call but when in doubt go with Stuart McGill. I learn, relearn or reinforce something every time I hear him. I have probably heard him lecture 10 times and this might be 11.

3:30- Toughest call of the day. 4 great presentations. My choice, Alwyn Cosgrove. A really funny but, to the point presentation. If you attended a one day and have already heard Alwyn, flip a coin.

4:35- Q+A. Don’t say Chris Poirier doesn’t deliver. Get your questions answered at the end of the day, great opportunity.

Sunday May 10th

8- Stuart McGill again. Anthony always does a great hands-on but Stuart is my recommendation.

9:15- This is without a doubt another difficult time slot. I haven’t heard Vern for a while so I am anxious to see him speak. I also want to see Greg’s Quick Screen. I’m going to Vern’s lecture and then Greg’s hands-on at 11:45.

10:30- Again a McGill recommendation even though it is a hands-on.

11:45- As before a tough decision but, I’ll make up for missing Greg Rose’s lecture and see his hands.

Truth is, I can see why a few attendees come more than once. By coming three times I will see everything I want. You will not be so lucky. Hope my recommendations help.

Don’t forget that you can listen to audio interviews by each presenter about their topic at

2 Responses to “Perform Better Providence”

  1. I would be interested in becoming a presenter at the Perform Better events. Any information as to how would be greatly appreciated.

  2. Would love to attend a Perform Better event! I have heard so many great things form US based personal trainers!

    Anyone know if their is any ideas of bringing it across the pond to the UK?

    TOM Godwin
    Foresight Personal Training – Manchester, UK

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