After Barcelona (2012), Budapest (2013), Amsterdam (2014) and Lisbon (2015), it is now time for Athens (2016) to host a must attend event for certification organizations, training providers, operators of health & fitness centers, and national registers of exercise professionals. I am honored and delighted to be invited as speaker/panelist to this prestigious global event for fifth consecutive year, and now in my home country Greece.
The top educators in the world list "Setting High Expectations" as a priority step to reaching great achievements: a belief that WONDERFUL THINGS ARE going to happen to you! From your first hot air balloon ride, to switching careers, to changing your health habits: aim high to reach high in your life. Once you set a high expectation, plan 1. Resources, 2. Timed Steps, and 3. Support to move from belief to reality.
The year 2013 closed with considerable public focus on extreme fitness activities. Obstacle courses, fitness races and almost cultlike fitness activities have garnered ever increasing public interest and fitness industry market share. However, at the same time, these events have heightened public and media focus on fitness activity injuries and deaths as well as the qualifications of fitness professionals such as personal trainers.