Each morning and evening of the core conference, we will present Activity Sessions to provide attendees with an overall wellness experience while at the conference.

Body Weight Tabata Interval Training

Activity Sessions- Emily Eskew_Body Weight Tabata Interval TrainingTabata workout consists of alternating short periods of intense exercise with short periods of rest for a period of 4 minutes. A wide variety of exercises are compatible with the Tabata protocol, including resistance and aerobic movements to provide an overall quick, intense and total body workout. I structure my music to cue to 20 seconds of work with 10 seconds of rest that will repeat eight times to complete a ‘set.’ This 60 minutes of Tabata workout will include warm up, core conditioning, and proper cool down.
Emily Eskew, MPH
Wednesday 3/28  6:30 AM – 7:30 AM | Friday 3/30  6:30 AM – 7:30 AM

Full Body Walk and Run

Lebron Pinkerton leads Full Body Walk and Run

Full Body Run = A nice flat run that will take you along scenic Harbor Drive with stops for Full Body Weight moves that will energize and educate on proper technique and progression.
Lebron Pinkerton
Thursday 3/29   6:30 AM – 7:30 AM | Friday 3/30  6:30 AM – 7:30 AM

Functional Training – Pain-Free Movement for Life!

Activity Sessions - James George_Functional TrainingFunctional movement activities include a wide array of 1) simple functional fitness assessments (posture and movement assessments), 2) exploration exercises to better understand muscle balance and functional movement, and 3) corrective exercises designed to improve functional fitness. Participants will be instructed on how to perform each assessment or training strategy and then be given the opportunity to experience and complete each activity (with instructor input and supervision).
James D. George, PhD
Wednesday 3/28  6:00 PM – 7:00 PM  |  Thursday  3/29  4:45 PM – 5:45 PM

Line Dancing

Activity Sessions-Peter Arens_Line Dancing_Come and have some fun learning a line dance or two! Stay as long as you’d like! We’ll start out with 2-3 beginner line dances and then end with a more intermediate dance. No need to wear exercise clothes, but loose fitting or clothes with stretch are preferred. Boots are the best for dancing, but just about any footwear will do!
Peter Arens, MS
Wednesday  3/28  6:00 PM – 7:00 PM  |  Friday  3/30  6:30 AM – 7:30 AM

Mindfulness and Meditation for the High Strung, Type A Crowd

Activity Sessions- Kathy Gruver_Mindfulness and MeditationMeditation and mindfulness are 2 of the best techniques you can do for stress reduction and health, but it’s really hard for a certain segment of the population to master. These techniques including the mini meditation and sensory mindfulness practice are easy to do even for the Type A, control freak type. I should know…I’m that person.
Kathy Gruver, PhD
Wednesday  3/28  6:00 PM – 7:00 PM  |  Thursday  3/29  4:45 PM – 5:45 PM

Mindfulness Meditation: A Path with Heart & Compassion

Activity Sessions - Brian Luke Seaward_Mindfulness MeditationCome join Dr. Seaward as he guides participants through a series of meditation and guided mental imagery exercises. We begin with diaphragmatic breathing exercise and continue with a guided meditation of mental clarity, compassion-based mindfulness and mental training for increased concentration, focus & renewal.
Brian Luke Seaward, PhD
Thursday  3/29  6:30 AM – 7:30 AM  |  Friday  3/30  6:30 AM – 7:30 AM

Poolside Power Yoga

Activity Sessions - Julia Pearl_Poolside Power YogaAwaken your strength, energy and flexibility in this powerful flow yoga class. With an emphasis on mindfully integrating breath and movement; beginners, intermediate and advanced students will be challenged within the same class. Come experience a fun and rejuvenating way to start your day!
Wednesday  3/28  6:00 PM – 7:00 PM  |  Thursday  3/29  4:45 PM – 5:45 PM

 Stretch & Strength

Activity Sessions - Kelly Guerrero_Stretch and Strength


This session contains the perfect balance of resistance training, core strengthening and flexibility training to end your day.
Kelly Guerrero, MEd
Wednesday  3/28  6:00 PM – 7:00 PM  |  Thursday  3/29  4:45 PM – 5:45 PM

The Whole Person Workout!

Activity Sessions - Ashley Meyers_Whole Person WorkoutThis is a workout that includes 4 dimensions: Physical, Mental, Emotional and spiritual. The workout is a total of 35 minutes long and participants experience a high intensity workout (physical) with an experience that provides them with direction on mental focus (in the moment and in their life); a positive emotional experience and a connection to purpose (spiritual).
Ashley Meyers
Thursday  3/29  6:30 AM – 7:30 AM

Theatre as an Agent for Health and Social Change: ACT UP!

Activity Sessions - Devin Thomas_Act Up!“Art makes you think. Art gives you pleasure. Creating art is an opportunity to understand and satisfy yourself and be well.” Dr Nayreen Daruwalla, Program Director for Prevention of Violence against Women and Children, SNEHA, Mumbai Over the past few years, there has been an increased understanding of the impact that the arts can have on health, wellbeing and social justice. Art can be used as a tool to help others examine their choices and/or pivotal life moments to create change within. Theater and Dramatic arts, specifically, provide participants with a unique opportunity to development insight and awareness, empathy, self- esteem, and personal perspective. It is these developments that can lead to personal and social change. Participants in this activity can/will create short dramatic performances through storytelling.
Devin N Thomas, MPH
Thursday  3/29  6:30 AM – 7:30 AM  |  Friday  3/30  6:30 AM – 7:30 AM

Walk / Run / Stretch

Lebron Pinkerton leads


A quick out and back through Embarcadero Park then back to the Grand Hyatt for a full body stretch that will relax and revitalize.
Lebron Pinkerton
Wednesday  3/28  6:30 AM – 7:30 AM

Yoga Flow for Energy & Focus

Activity Sessions- Lisa Elsinger_Yoga FlowPractice self-care and join us for a rejuvenating yoga session that will energize you for the day while bringing a sense of mindfulness into your conference experience. This is an intermediate-level practice, with alternatives offered for those who are just beginning their yoga journey or who need modifications for both simpler and more complex movement.
Lisa Elsinger, PhD
Wednesday  3/28  6:30 AM – 7:30 AM  |  Thursday  3/29  6:30 AM – 7:30 AM  |  Friday  3/30  6:30 – 7:30 AM 

Zumba Fitness

Activity Sessions - Janice Litvin_Zumba FitnessJoin Janice of Zumba Contra Costa as she leads you in a fun fitness activity which will bring sizzle to your step. Zumba Fitness, a Latin-based dance fitness program will have you moving to the Latin beats of Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia & Reggaeton & you will feel like a Latin dancer when you are done, though the steps are basic and easy to follow. You will burn anywhere from 300 to 700 calories and more importantly, your heart rate will be elevated as well as your endorphin level. You will leave feeling health & happy.
Janice Litvin
Thursday  3/ 29  4:45 PM – 5:45 PM


Activity Sessions - Kim Farmer_Zumba!


Come join the Party!!! Get fun, high energy Latin, pop and international rhythms and easy to follow moves to create a dynamic dance fitness session that will blow you away. No previous dance experience required.
Kim Farmer, CCWS, CPT, AES
Wednesday  3/28  6:30 AM – 7:30 AM  |  Thursday 3/29  6:30 AM – 7:30 AM