What is the EVOLVE Fitness Symposium

Louisiana State University Recreation is happy to announce a fitness event, designed just for you! The EVOLVE Fitness Symposium is a two-day fitness education event, during which attendees will have the opportunity to attend fitness sessions, network with other universities, and get a taste of Louisiana culture.  This Fitness Symposium is designed for students and professional in the southeast and surrounding areas staff who are in the fitness and wellness field.

EVOLVE stands for six important concepts which serve as the foundation of this event: Energize, Vitalize, Optimize, Lead, Value, and Educate.  As the fitness industry morphs and changes, we hope to be a driver of this revolution.  Through the sharing of ideas and the continuance of education, we can successfully move forward in fitness.   

When: April 6-8, 2018
Where: Baton Rouge, LA
Who: Fitness and Wellness Industry Professionals

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Keynote Speaker – Michael Piercy, MS, CSCS

Michael is the owner of The LAB (Performance & Sports Science) in Fairfield, NJ and a TRX Master Course Instructor and Global presenter. Mike is the recipient of the 2017 IDEA Personal Trainer of The Year Award as well as 2013 TRX Overall Instructor of the Year award (F.A.C.E.U.P) for his great attitude, community spirit, and inspirational teaching.

Michael specializes in performance enhancement for the modern athlete and active adults. He is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, Performance Enhancement Specialist and currently holds advanced level certifications through organizations such as the, American Council on Exercise (ACE), National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). He received his Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from Kean University and a Master of Science (MS) degree in Exercise Science and Performance Enhancement. 

Michael came into the fitness industry full time following a career in professional baseball in which he played for major league organizations consisting of the Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Mets, Montreal Expos. Mike has had the pleasure of working with and creating programs for many athletes from a vast array of major sports.


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For information about becoming a sponsor or general questions, please contact Melissa Mapson at mmapson1@lsu.edu