Strong Process is a Boston based Wellness Conference dedicated to the evidence and science behind the three pillars of wellness - MOVE, EAT, REST.

Wellness Explained • A One Day Forum

NOVEMBER 3 2018


Boston fall forum


 

 

 

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IT'S NO SECRET THAT OUR MODERN WORLD IS STRESSFUL. WE WORK HARD, WE EXERCISE HARD, WE PROMOTE HARD, WE PLAY HARD, AND WE RARELY REST HARD. AS A RESULT, OUR BRAINS ARE SUFFERING. THIS STRONG PROCESS FORUM IS ABOUT TO CHANGE THAT. ON NOVEMBER 3, WE ARE BRINGING YOU THE EXPERTS ON MENTAL HEALTH, LED BY FIVE OF THE MOST HIGHLY REGARDED WELLNESS PROS IN BOSTON.

THIS FALL IS ABOUT YOU AND YOUR BRAIN, AND HOW MOVEMENT, FOOD, AND REST CAN HELP. 

 

 

MEET OUR WELLNESS EXPERTS

  CHRIS CAPOZZI - MOVE PANEL    Capozzi  never stops moving. He is a the badass co-leader of Boston's legendary November Project, runs amazing community fitness events all over the city as Boston Local Fitbit Ambassador, and (NBD) daytimes as a Lululemon Asst. Manager. This guy is a serious never ending source of energy and inspiration.

CHRIS CAPOZZI - MOVE PANEL

Capozzi never stops moving. He is a the badass co-leader of Boston's legendary November Project, runs amazing community fitness events all over the city as Boston Local Fitbit Ambassador, and (NBD) daytimes as a Lululemon Asst. Manager. This guy is a serious never ending source of energy and inspiration.

  DILAN GOMIH - EAT PANEL    Dilan  is not only a fireball up-and-coming wellness entrepreneur (girl is a 2nd year Harvard MBA and is currently Chief Wellness Officer) she is an epic indoor cycling instructor at Flywheel Sports and has recently been rocking corporate life at Equinox. She also loves to eat (especially chocolate mousse...even though she's lactose intolerant).

DILAN GOMIH - EAT PANEL

Dilan is not only a fireball up-and-coming wellness entrepreneur (girl is a 2nd year Harvard MBA and is currently Chief Wellness Officer) she is an epic indoor cycling instructor at Flywheel Sports and has recently been rocking corporate life at Equinox. She also loves to eat (especially chocolate mousse...even though she's lactose intolerant).

  ALY RAYMER - REST PANEL    Aly  does it all in the Boston Wellness scene. She's the senior lead instructor at the award winning BSpoke studios, a yoga teacher at Exhale and Lululemon ambassador. She also knows when to take it down a notch, and puts a premium on self care, with a recovery regimen that includes meditation, health giving food, and sleep.

ALY RAYMER - REST PANEL

Aly does it all in the Boston Wellness scene. She's the senior lead instructor at the award winning BSpoke studios, a yoga teacher at Exhale and Lululemon ambassador. She also knows when to take it down a notch, and puts a premium on self care, with a recovery regimen that includes meditation, health giving food, and sleep.

 
 
Strong Process Attendees will learn to navigate the wellness world and separate gimmicks from facts, while thoroughly enjoying themselves!
— Boston Globe
  MELINDA SARKIS - YOGA    Melinda  is one of Boston's renowned fitness celebrities and premier real estate gurus. She started her fitness career as a Master Instructor at Exhale, is currently an indoor cycling instructor at Flywheel sports, has a RYT-200 from Zuna Yoga in Bali and is a legacy ambassador at Lululemon. Melinda is always on the go, but is learning to stir slowly.

MELINDA SARKIS - YOGA

Melinda is one of Boston's renowned fitness celebrities and premier real estate gurus. She started her fitness career as a Master Instructor at Exhale, is currently an indoor cycling instructor at Flywheel sports, has a RYT-200 from Zuna Yoga in Bali and is a legacy ambassador at Lululemon. Melinda is always on the go, but is learning to stir slowly.

  CHRISTINA LODDE - BOOTCAMP    Xlodde  has risen to Boston Wellness Fame but started her passion for fitness teaching kick boxing at the College of the Holy Cross. After 15 years in the biz, she teaches and trains over 600 people a week in Boston, is a Master Instructor at Flywheel Sports, crushes at Barry’s Bootcamp, is a legacy Nike Trainer and Lululemon ambassador and is a highly sought after personal trainer to celebrity clients.

CHRISTINA LODDE - BOOTCAMP

Xlodde has risen to Boston Wellness Fame but started her passion for fitness teaching kick boxing at the College of the Holy Cross. After 15 years in the biz, she teaches and trains over 600 people a week in Boston, is a Master Instructor at Flywheel Sports, crushes at Barry’s Bootcamp, is a legacy Nike Trainer and Lululemon ambassador and is a highly sought after personal trainer to celebrity clients.


Meet our Expert speakers

George Foreman III

GEORGE FOREMAN III

George Foreman III is the founder of EverybodyFights® which started in Boston and has expanded to NYC, Kentucky, Chicago and Philly. EverybodyFights® was born out of the belief that anything worth having is worth fighting for, every single day. The EBF experience comes both in and out of the ring and is rooted in the unique training habits, techniques, and routines of George’s father, George Foreman Sr. EBF classes are designed to unleash the inner fighter in each of us, building confidence and self-esteem while yielding maximum physical and mental performance.

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Abigail Koppes, phd

Dr. Abigail Koppes is a professor in the Chemical Engineering Department at Northeastern University by way of RPI and the Cleveland Clinic. Dr Koppes work examines the gut-brain-axis, which is a complex bi-directional communication pathway between the gastrointestinal tract, the enteric nervous system (ENS), and the central nervous system (CNS) that is implicated in not only gastrointestinal function, but also cognitive tasks like memory and decision making. She will speak TRUTH on what is actually happening in your gut and how we know it affects your brain.

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Alan Balsam, PhD

Alan L Balsam is adjunct Associate Professor at Tufts Medical School and BU School of Public Health.  He recently retired after 21 years as Commissioner of Public Health in Brookline and led the Division of Elder Health at the Massachusetts DPH for seven years. Appointed to the Massachusetts Cannabis Advisory Board, he serves on its Public Health subcommittee and Research Working Group.  Dr Balsam will give us the inside scoop of what cannabis is actually doing to your brain, and if it should be a part of your mental health regimen.


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Mollie ewing, mph

Mollie Ewing holds a Masters in Public Health from Columbia University and graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Psychology and a concentration in Neuroscience. She has extensive experience analyzing health based interventions on the brain. Mollie currently resides in rural Indiana and works in prevention and community based services to bring prevention dollars to rural Indiana schools. Mollie will speak to what exercise and movement is actually doing to our brains from a physiologic perspective and how to use movement to boost mental health and performance.

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Mikhail higgins, md, ryt-200

Hailing from the beautiful islands of the Bahamas, Dr Higgins is an interventional radiologist and assistant professor at Boston University School of Medicine. He holds an RYT-200 from the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Ashram in Quebec, Canada and teaches at CorePower Yoga. He is a member of Boston Medical Center’s institutional Wellness and Professional Vitality Steering Committee and the Graduate Medical Education Wellness Committee. Dr Higgins is an up and coming wellness entrepreneur, obsessed with studying and combating burnout amongst high performance groups such as physicians, executives and athletes.


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Amanda carey, phd

Dr Carey has a PhD in Psychology from Northeastern University and was a Postdoctoral Research Affiliate at Tufts Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA).Dr. Carey’s current research examines how a high fat diet can affect behavior and brain functioning and the cognitive and neurological benefits of eating high antioxidant berries. She is engaged in projects investigating if berry supplementation of a high fat diet can prevent impairments in learning and memory. She is also researching if supplementation with berries can reduce inflammation and increase plasticity in the nervous system of mice fed high fat diet.

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dave nelson, mba

Dave Nelson is the survivor of a near-death experience, as well as an endurance race competitor, former Silicon Valley sales director, and a leadership mindset, mindfulness and human motivation teacher. In 2016, he founded Milestone Mind, which provides leading-edge mindset and mindfulness training for high-growth people and organizations. Dave has received executive business education from Harvard Business School, undertaken deep meditation practice and education training from Kathmandu University's Centre for Buddhist Studies at Rangjung Yeshe Institute, and is a certified ICF NLP Master Practitioner, Life Coach and CMA Meditation Teacher.

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lara hyde, phd

Lara Hyde, PhD is the creator and host of Nourishable, an evidence-based nutrition channel on YouTube. Lara earned her PhD studying nutritional epigenetics at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. She has taught extensively at Dartmouth College, Tufts University and in the Community College System of New Hampshire. Outside of science, Lara is an accomplished dancer, performing with Boston-based contemporary dance company Urbanity and choreographing musical theater productions. Lara will take a deep dive into the ketogenic diet, and how it effects our guts and our minds!

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jacob mirsky, md

Jacob Mirsky attended medical school at the University of California San Francisco and completed residency at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Dr Mirsky studied neuroscience and researched neurologic diseases before attending medical school. He views patient education and empowerment as the cornerstone of health, and he is a vocal advocate for lifestyle changes for symptom management and disease prevention. He has two clinical positions at Massachusetts General Hospital: one as a primary care physician at the Revere HealthCare Center and the other as a consultation physician at the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine.


2018 schedule

8-9 AM - YOGA BY MELINDA SARKIS

9-9:30 AM - BREAKFAST

9:30-11 AM - MOVE PANEL

11:15-12:45 - EAT PANEL

1:00-2:00 PM BOOTCAMP BY CHRISTINA LODDE and LUNCH BY DIG INN

2:15-3:45 PM - REST PANEL

4:00 PM COCKTAILS & MOCKTAILS


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LOCATION - 9OFS

1 Federal Street, Boston, MA 

The Fall 2018 Strong Process Forum is being held at 9OFS Boston's premier private rooftop venue. 

Overlooking the Boston Financial District, the space boasts an unrivaled indoor/outdoor experience with spectacular city views. The open-air terrace offers a tranquil contrast to the bustling energy of the city below, framing an exceptional location for special events (and also provides an amazing space for our lunchtime bootcamp!)

This space IS limited to 100 seats, and this conference will sell out FAST! So get your tickets here now!