2018 Breakout Sessions

Exercise Session

8:00-8:30am

The breakout sessions will be held in the Clearwater Room, the St. Johns Room, & the Daytona Room. Pick your favorite room since you’ll only have time for one. Speakers and doctors are subject to change.


Yoga for Stress Relief

Sponsored by Radiant Wellness Yoga Therapy
CLEARWATER ROOM

Many of today’s proven stress reduction techniques are derived from yoga. In this session, you’ll learn how to incorporate some of those techniques into your daily life. Come hear how conscious breathing, physical movement, stretching, mental imagery, and meditation will help turn down the volume of your stress.

Joan Ryan, BS Education, PYT1000, E-RYT 500 is a certified Professional Yoga Therapist with over 16,000 hours of teaching experience. Her mission is to make yoga accessible to everyone regardless of age or fitness level. Joan uses yoga techniques to help empower her students so they can enjoy a higher quality of life.


Fitness + Fun = RESULTS!

Sponsored by Studio Jear Group Fitness
ST. JOHNS ROOM

Tired of not meeting your fitness goals and being bored by your workout routines? Studio Jear Group Fitness will show you how fitness + fun = RESULTS! Join us for an informative discussion on fitness and interactive demos.

Arlene & Jerome McCoggle, a husband and wife fitness team also known as “Zumbajear”, are the owners and creators of Studio Jear Group Fitness. Over eight years ago, their concept of Fitness + Fun = RESULTS was born! “Our goal is simple: we want you to have fun working out – to love it! If you love it, you will stick with it which equals results!” Come be a part of our Studio Jear session where we’ll not only change your body but your mind and spirit as well.


Total Control© – Pelvic Fitness Class

Sponsored by Baptist Health
DAYTONA ROOM

Total Control© is Baptist Health’s medically based exercise program to help women strengthen the core muscles that are essential for bladder control and quality of life. Join in for a sneak peak of the full program. Learn how to engage the muscles of the “pelvic pyramid” that play a vital role in core strength, posture, and continence.

Kelly Distler, MS, CHES, is the program coordinator for the 4her program at Baptist Health. Along with organizing the 4her calendar, services, and events, she is also the lead instructor for Total Control©. Kelly’s personal charge is to help women elevate their health and be the best versions of themselves.

Morning Breakout Sessions I

9:35-10:20am

The breakout sessions will be held in River Terrace & City Terrace. Pick your favorite room since you’ll only have time for one! Speakers and doctors are subject to change.


Becoming A More Youthful You – From the Inside Out

Sponsored by Pura Vida
RIVER TERRACE 1

As we age, our skin gets tired and slows down, but it doesn’t have to. Learn how the Vivace RF Microneedling treatment can kick your skin into high gear again resulting in glowing, plumper, and tighter skin from the inside out.

Amanda Isaacs is MedSpa Director and Sr. Medical Aesthetician for Pura Vida Body & Mind Spa. She has over 10 years experience in medical and laser aesthetic medicine and has worked under some of the most well renowned educators in the country.


Money Matters: Financial Freedom From the Get Go

Sponsored by VyStar Credit Union
RIVER TERRACE 2

When you hear the word wellness do you ever think of finances? Money worries are one of the top stressors people experience. Join this breakout for a better understanding of finances, getting out of debt, and saving for the future. Strive to have financial freedom from the get go.

Lisa McGowan has served as a branch vice president for VyStar for the last twenty years. During that time she has had the privilege of coaching and counseling countless individuals and families on their money management plan.

Lori Wagner currently serves as Branch Vice President at VyStar’s Eagle Harbor branch. She is actively involved in improving the financial lives of VyStar members by providing sound financial advice and practical solutions to improve financial outlook.


Building Your Personal Brand

Sponsored by She Is Fierce!
RIVER TERRACE 3

Like it or not, you leave a trace and make an impression everywhere you go. You can either shape the perception other people have of you, or let the chips fall where they may. The latter approach is not the way to go, especially if you are in a career slump or feel stuck in a loop. Take time to build a name for yourself and actively craft and manage the image that is most fiercely YOU.

Kelly Youngs is an Emmy-nominated executive producer, a speaker, and the founder of She Is Fierce!. She is passionate about bringing about positive change for women and girls through providing them with support and resources to succeed and make a difference in the community.

Nadia Ramoutar, PhD is the She Is Fierce! creative cirector and lead success coach. Having consulted and coached many successful people over the past few decades she understands the challenges women go through when they are trying to live with passion and purpose.


EQ Is the New IQ

Sponsored by Hoffmann Coaching
CITY TERRACE 9

Emotional intelligence (EQ) is an extremely useful tool that we all should be tapping into more frequently. EQ is the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others. Learn how to tap into EQ to communicate better, solve problems, and ultimately reach your goals.

Terry Hoffmann, MA, PCC, BCC is president and founder of Hoffmann Coaching, a Jacksonville based professional coaching firm. She believes emotionally intelligent women are key to strategically creating thriving communities and in healing our world.

Morning Breakout Sessions II

10:30-11:15am

The breakout sessions will be held in River Terrace & City Terrace. Pick your favorite room since you’ll only have time for one! Speakers and doctors are subject to change.


Retire Wise: Financial Freedom

Sponsored by VyStar Credit Union
RIVER TERRACE 1

Retirement brings a whole new set of things to think about. Set yourself up to enjoy this new phase of your life and make sure you have the means to do so. This session covers how to establish your income stream, manage your wealth, and make the most of what you have.

Lisa McGowan has served as a branch vice president for VyStar for the last twenty years. During that time she has had the privilege of coaching and counseling countless individuals and families on their money management plan.

Lori Wagner currently serves as Branch Vice President at VyStar’s Eagle Harbor branch. She is actively involved in improving the financial lives of VyStar members by providing sound financial advice and practical solutions to improve financial outlook.


You Are What You Eat

Sponsored by Publix Aprons Cooking Schools
RIVER TERRACE 2

In the world of food and nutrition it always seems like there are conflicting messages about what we should be doing. While it’s hard to say there is a one-size fits all diet that everyone can benefit from, we do know a few things for certain: eat real food and don’t drink your calories. Join this breakout for a healthy cooking demo and discussion about easy ways to improve your nutritional habits.

After working as a sous chef at a gourmet restaurant in upstate New York, Tony Charbonnet moved to Florida and landed a full-time position as sous chef at the Publix Aprons Cooking School in Jacksonville. He is now the Resident Chef at the Publix Aprons Cooking School in Jacksonville.


Living Your Best Life

Sponsored by AARP
RIVER TERRACE 3

Embrace life transitions with courage, openness, and confidence as you plan for your next step in life: retirement, a new relationship, or stepping out on your own. Go on a journey to accepting that age is just a number and we are not bound to act or live a certain way because of the year of life we are in. Walk away with the understanding that you have the power to decide the path you take in life.

Justine Conely is the AARP Florida Associate State Director. In her role she welcomes all opportunities to empower, educate, encourage, and advocate for people 50+. AARP empowers people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age.


Focus on the Moment, Focus on Yourself

Sponsored by Yoga 4 Change
City Terrace 9

Create harmony in your life and in your health. Let go of the pressure to be the “ideal woman,” “perfect mom,” or the one who “has it all.” Join us on a journey to learn how to shut out distraction and focus on those things that are important to you – confidence, taking care of yourself, friendship and more.

Kathryn Thomas, E-RYT is the executive director and founder of the nonprofit organization Yoga 4 Change. Upon moving to Jacksonville, she witnessed the need for mental, emotional, and physical healing in her new community and started Yoga 4 Change to fill this void. Kathryn has training in multiple disciplines including Power Yoga, Chair Yoga, Hatha Yoga, and Yoga Nidra. She is a 500 E-RYT as well as a Certified Baptiste Teacher.

Afternoon Breakout Sessions

The “Date” the Doc & Ask the Expert sessions will be held in the St. Johns Room, the Clearwater Room, & the Daytona Room. Speakers and doctors are subject to change.

11:45-12:30pm

“Date” the Doc & Ask the Expert

Do you have some health and wellness questions that you need answered? Well, now’s you time to ask. Physicians and experts in their fields will be joining for a speed “dating” event. You will have the opportunity to have a roundtable discussion with physicians and experts from all different fields. Just remember, our experts don’t have your medical history, so please keep questions general!

If you have an interest in pediatrics, heart health, skin care, nutrition, birth control, fertility and family planning, weight management, stress, and anxiety join us in the PINK room to speak with experts in these fields.

If you have an interest in raising a family, diabetes, cholesterol, blood disorders, relationships, hypertension, pelvic health, asthma, allergies, weight management and preventive screenings join us in the YELLOW room.

If you want to know more about life after menopause, aging healthfully, cardiac and heart health, smoking and it’s risks, sleep, caregiving, aneurysms, preventive care, pelvic health, anxiety and depression, join us in the BLUE Room.

More information coming soon! Check back for more updates.