Health fitness professionals, health care practitioners, and students are gathered this week at ACSM's 20th annual Health & Fitness Summit & Exposition - taking place March 29-April 1 in Orlando. Follow all the action online by looking for the hashtag #ACSMSummit16, or learn more about educational & career opportunities at acsmsummit.org.
Before The Summit
As a first-time presenter at the ACSM Health & Fitness Summit & Expo, preparing for my session has been a very exciting and stressful process for me. I have had the privilege of preparing for my presentations by practicing in a classroom setting at the University of New Mexico, as well as having the invaluable feedback of my mentor, Dr. Kravitz. Building the slides for the presentation, as well as applying the added commentary, has been challenging but a great learning experience on how to prepare for an international conference with health and fitness professionals. While I am at the summit, I am looking forward to both suspension training presentations as well as opening up for the ultra-endurance extreme exercise panel on Thursday night.
After The Summit
After a few great days of presenting, I can confidently say that all of the preparation devoted to this conference has been more than worth it. Thanks to my preparation, I walked into every presentation feeling confident in my knowledge of the topic and familiarity with my slides. The ACSM Health & Fitness Summit & Expo was like nothing I've ever experienced. It was great to be around so many health and fitness professionals and scholars who were truly passionate about the topics being presented. The energy at the conference was awesome, and I appreciated every attendee and every compliment Dr. Kravitz and I received. I look forward to presenting at the ACSM summit in the future and thank all of those who made this professional experience possible.
Tony Nuñez is a second-year doctoral student at the University of New Mexico's Exercise Science program and has done research in the area of suspension exercise and circuit weight training. He received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from California State University, Long Beach with an emphasis in Fitness and Exercise Science. Tony enjoys surfing, golf, playing team sports and looks forward to a career in academia as a university professor.