Speaker

WHAT'S YOUR EXCUSE?

Type: Lecture | Duration: 90' | Audience: general public

It is possible to purchase signed copies of the book (in Dutch) after the lecture.

The majority of us are well aware of the need to exercise more. In the past 4 years 'Get more exercise' has constantly been at the top 3 New Year's resolutions worldwide. How come then only a small percentage of people are currently meeting the minimum required levels of physical activity? As a personal trainer with more than 10 years of experience I've gained a good level of expertise on coaching my clients to their goals. In this lecture I will discuss the top 7 obstacles that come in the way to a more active lifestyle and help the participants to overcome these barriers. The lecture itself is 60', followed by 30' Q+A from the public.

 

Option: can be combined with "Food for thougths"

FOOD FOR THOUGHTS

Type: Lecture | Duration: 90' | Audience: general public

More and more employers are investing in the weelbeing on the work place. When we think about the factors that contribute to workplace performance, we rarely give much consideration to food. For those of us battling to stay on top of emails, meetings, and deadlines, food is simply fuel. But as it turns out, this analogy is misleading. The foods we eat affect us more than we realize. In this entertaining session I will help the audience tackle the everyday struggles with making healthy and practical nutrition choices at work. The lecture itself is 60', followed by 30' Q+A from the public.

 

Option: can be combined with "What's your excuse?"

FUNCTIONAL TRAINING FOR SPORTS

Type: Workshop | Duration: 90' | Audience: sport professionals / athletes / coaches

There's no doubt that Functional Training is gaining more and more popularity in almost every sport as a safe and effective method to increase performance and reduce the risk of injuries. With more than 10 yrs of experience in functional training for various sports, I can cover different aereas during this workshop. Some of the clinics I've already given include functional training for golf, handball, volleyball, cycling, triathlon, tennis, skiing...but other topics can be discussed on demand.

PERIODIZATION IN FUNCTIONAL TRAINING

Type: Lecture | Duration: 90' | Audience: sport professionals / athletes / coaches

All training must be for a purpose and be on valid principles. It is no good if you do not know why you do things and are left wondering whether what you do will work. Periodization is a well known concept in many disciplines (think running, cycling, athletics...) but when I look at the most functional training programs, I often miss a long term planning. During this lecture we will discuss how to integrate functional training in all his forms in an existing sports calendar or how to start from scratch.

 

 

 

BUSINESS BOOTCAMP

Type: Lecture | Duration: 3x60'' | Audience: Personal Trainers, Fysiotherapists, freelance sport professionals

The majority of the education courses for sport preofessionals focus on a deep knowledge of the human body, its functions and the impact of physical exercise on performance and health. What is often missing is the knowledge of speciifc business principles to make from a passion a profitable job. I propose three business lectures with immediate practical applications for sport and health professionals:

 

1. The 5 P's of business

2. 6 steps of persuasion

3. HELP! My agenda is full

 

These three lectures are essential tools for anyone wanting to successfully start or run a fitness related business. They can be booked all together for a day business education or separately as a part of a convention. Based on grounded marketing and business model, the information provided is supported by real examples from my own practice and will be a source of immediate inspiration to boost the participants awareness about their business.

INFORMATION ABOUT BOOKING

 

Please fill the form below indicating what you are interested in and I will get back to you with a personal offer:

 
 
 
"What's your excuse"
"Food for thoughts"
Functional Training for sports
Periodization in Functional Training
Custom lecture / other
 
 

REFERENCES

The following organizations already booked me as a speaker/lecturer:

 

SPORT CONGRESSES:

 

GET TOGETHER CONFERENCE (Ghent, BE)

GET TOGETHER CONFERENCE (Amsterdam, NL)

INFINITY CAMP (Hasselt, BE)

FUNZIONI IN AZIONE (Bologna, IT)

TRIATHLON WORLD (Brussels, BE)

INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL EXCHANGE (Brussels, BE)

HEALTHPRO (Brussels)

SPORTCONGRES (Ghent)

 

PRIVATE AND PUBLIC ORGANIZATIONS:

Ministerie van Onderwijs | Rotary Club Antwerp Metropool | Rotary Club Turnhout | Exxon Mobil | VUB - University of Brussel |Thomas More Hogeschool | Hogeschool Universiteit Brussel | VIVES Hogeschool Torhout | AP Hogeschool Antwerpen | FONTYS Hogeschool Eindhoven | HOWEST Hogeschool Bruges | ASPRIA Health Club - Milano | ASPRIA Health Club - Bruxelles | SPORTOASE | Belgian Handball Federation

 

About myself

 

As an independent fitness & health specialist I combine personal training for individuals/companies with professional education courses for trainers. In both cases is my aim to deliver the best possible experience to the participants involving them in exciting and inspiring training sessions.

Latest News

 

In November 2017 I will run the NY Marathon for charity to support the Mediclowns

Nov 4, 2017

 

The book "Wat is jouw excuus" that I wrote together with my wife is available in the best bookstores!

Feb 13, 2017

Get in Touch

 

Functional Training Lille

Houtzijde 103, 2275 Lille

BELGIUM

Email: max@maxicardi.com

Bookings: +32 (0)471.66.74.30

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