Lawrence's first fiction book offering 12 short stories written during a year sabbatical of 12 months in 12 countries. From universal themes of adulthood, loneliness, betrayal, hidden love affairs, childhood bullying, the human search for happiness, and an English murder mystery, this compilation offers inspiring words and music for all sentient beings. All proceeds from this book support the outreach programs of the Sisters of Saint Joseph, feeding the homeless and hungry on the east coast of the US.
Narrated by Stephen Bel Davies in a professional plethora of character-based voices. Stories of Color marks Lawrence Biscontini's first book of fiction. Written during a 12-country, 12-month sabbatical in 2015, these various short stories offer something for (almost) everyone. The common thread of the human condition among all sentient beings weaves throughout the tales; from stories narrating different types of extreme hunger (written in France), to the feelings of being outcast from school bullying (written in the Philippines), a mining disaster threatens the business dreams of an Italian immigrant (written in Puerto Rico); the frantic search for happiness in one's lifetime told in the guise of a children's tale (written in Los Angeles), the betrayal of a close friend (written in Thailand), history's most secret love-affair of all-time (written in New York); the unlikely - and sadly temporary - emotional bonding between a man and a dog (written in Italy), and an English murder mystery involving power, corruption, greed, and, of course, money (written where else, but in the United Kingdom). Who cannot relate to the common thread of emotions that connect us all on the planet-- including our search for happiness in different ways?
Lawrence's cookbook with international recipes over four decades in the making offers both traditional and healthy versions of breakfasts, lunches, dinners & desserts with an emphasis on one-pot meals for those with time management issues. In addition, Lawrence offers some philosophical musings on the cultures that inspired these recipes, from Bali to the Baltic. Proceeds from this book go to the kitchen for the St. Joseph Villa.
Lawrence shares what the leaders in customer service do around the globe that is readily applicable to any role in the service industry. Drawing on the metaphor that a well-run organization is a well-run show, Lawrence gives excellent standards, checklists, and updated customer service terminology. If you or your clients still say "you're welcome" after someone says "thank you," then you definitely need this book!
This MUST-HAVE book for personal trainers and group fitness leaders details all of the fitness lessons Lawrence has ever learned in fitness, including tips from the best leaders in the industry. Make the transition from good to great, elevating your abilities as you learn what makes the cream rise to the top in a competitive economy, studying the true essence of education. The book features many interactive “TRY THIS” lessons to fuse theory with practical application.
Lawrence Biscontini, MA, is the only fitness professional in the world who has won every major group fitness award out there (Can Fit Pro, IDEA, ACE, SCW), and authored this homestudy to share group fitness and personal training secrets with all of us! Cream Rises: Excellence in Fitness Education is for professionals in all aspects of the industry interested in being an exemplary communicator and educator with aspirations for career growth. It will teach you how to become a great fitness instructor, trainer, or manager as Lawrence Biscontini shares 30 years of practical insights, tips, and techniques. These timeless lessons are applicable to fitness as well as everyday living. Includes book, DVD, and exam.
A wonderfully easy-to read book that answers every person's general fitness and wellness questions via every letter of the English alphabet, from A to Z. "B" stands for "breathing," "D" for "diets," "F" for "flexibility," and "W" for "water." Simplify wellness into 26 simple concepts for every-body to understand and use!
This course provides the perfect blend of practical and theoretical teaching techniques for those who desire to become successful Group Exercise Instructors. Class sequencing, warm-up, progressions, musical phrasing, proper cueing techniques, choreography development, and all other practical skills are emphasized so that you can teach your best class every time. Upon completion of this course, you will gain the confidence to teach a group exercise class to participants who have varying levels of fitness.
Lawrence's first book details a first-timer's look at healing, random exercises of qi gong and the specific, choreographed Yang Short form of T'ai Chi. Appropriate for both the fitness professional and consumer, this book explains a T'ai Chi history, purpose, and many common movements with illustrations of the author. This is available from the SCW company as a singular book or as an entire homestudy. Consult directly www.scwfitness.com for purchase of either the book or complete homestudy course.
This certificate is one of the fitness industry’s most comprehensive theoretical and practical approaches to yoga, teaching a hands-on approach to different Hatha yoga postures suitable for varying clientele. Research, postures, program design and cueing techniques will be addressed so that participants will leave qualified to lead a successful yoga class or passionate yoga-inspired cool down.
Take a deeper look into the fundamentals of Yoga instruction from an authentic, fitness-appropriate perspective. This condensed course serves as the next level of the Hatha Yoga postures discussed in Yoga Fundamentals I while addressing the eight limbs of yoga, detailed pranayama study, partner yoga, inversions, chanting, and chakras.
This brand new BOSU® certification gives group fitness instructors and personal trainers new ways to train one of the largest growing populations -- the active aging market. Using the approaches of WHAT, WHY and HOW, you will receive research-based ideas to learn WHAT are the best exercises to teach to Active Agers, WHY certain movement patterns are important, and HOW best to implement these cutting-edge movement patterns and training techniques in group classes and personal training sessions. Understand the four types of age, and learn how to use creative games to build functional strength, face the fear of falling with gait training, practice various ways to get up and down, move more efficiently through the entire kinetic chain, train mental functions, and make daily movements easier to do! While moving through many of the body’s functional positions for activities of daily life, this certification will explore how the BOSU® Balance Trainer can provide assistance, resistance, cushioning and stimulus to amplify the effect.
Many individuals are living longer and better than ever. Cutting-edge research reveals the secrets involving aging and how we can proactively become involved with our chronologically enriched friends. We know that we can train and retard the aging process by focusing on mental health, cardiovascular conditioning, strength training, flexibility and fall prevention and balance. Lawrence will discuss why we don’t just “teach seniors” any longer. Group fitness instructors, personal trainers and those in charge of active aging programming will enjoy this exciting day that combines research and practical approaches for training the brains and bodies of our 50+ participants.