Past, Present and Future Digital Technologies and the Implications for Virtual Fitness Work

by Darian Parker

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Technology is an integral part of fitness businesses today and having a deep understanding of how to leverage it can positively impact career growth. In this presentation, attendees will learn about the origins of the internet, video conferencing technologies, and how these innovations rose along with the increasing popularity and knowledge of fitness and wellness. Attendees will also be exposed to the latest in human personality research and how that relates to adoption of digital technologies, as well as discuss the pros and cons of entering the virtual fitness workspace.

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AASFP
0.10
ACE
0.10
ACSM
1.00
ACTION
0.10
AFAA
1.00
AFPA
1.00
CHEK
1.00
FAI
1.00
IFPA
1.00
ISSA
1.00
NASM
0.10
NCCPT
1.00
NCEP
1.00
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0.50
NESTA
0.10
NETA
1.00
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0.20
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0.10
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1.00
PAI
1.00
PTAG
1.00
PTIA
1.00
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1.00
W.I.T.S.
1.00

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the individuals who forecast the invention of the internet.
  • List the primary influential technologies of each historical wave of fitness.
  • Explain the bell curve for adoption of new technologies.
  • Define the five components of the OCEAN/Big Five personality model.
  • Describe the pros and cons of entering virtual fitness work.
  • Discuss how technology will improve the current cons related to virtual fitness work.

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Past, Present and Future Digital Technologies and the Implications for Virtual Fitness Work
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About the Author

Darian Parker

Darian Parker IDEA Author/Presenter

Dr. Darian Parker earned his Ph.D in Sports Education Leadership with an emphasis in Behavior Modification from UNLV. He earned his Master and Bachelor degrees from James Madison University in Kinesiology. Dr. Parker is also a certified personal trainer through the NSCA. Dr. Parker has been in the fitness and wellness business for 20 years. Throughout the course of Dr. Parker's career he has served several roles in the fitness and wellness industry. He has worked extensively in both the academic and private club sector as a Director of Education for a Career College, General Manager of a high end luxury residential fitness club and National Director of Fitness for a global leisure management company. Currently, Dr. Parker is the co-owner of Epic Leisure Management LLC. and the owner of Parker Personal Training LLC. Lastly, Dr. Parker is the host of Dr. D's Social Network, a podcast devoted to genuine, open and honest conversations with people from all over the world. 

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