Speaker Bio & Presentations
Nicole Golden has been a fitness professional since 2014 when she left the field of education to pursue a full-time career in fitness. Nicole holds a Master of Science degree from Concordia University Chicago in Applied Exercise Science with a concentration in Sports Nutrition. She is a NASM Master Trainer, CES, CSCS (NSCA), and a sports nutritionist certified through the International Society of Sports Nutrition.
She is the owner of FWF Wellness where she specializes in corrective exercise, nutrition coaching, and training for special populations. She has a great deal of experience working with clients in recovery from substance use disorders and has coordinated and implemented fitness programs at a local drug rehabilitation center since 2016.
She is the author of the Drug and Alcohol Recovery Fitness Specialist online course — the first course of its kind, providing fitness professionals the education required to work successfully with individuals in recovery from substance use disorders.
Presentations & Workshops
The Practical Application of Exercise as an Adjunct Therapy for the Treatment of Substance Use Disorders
Join Nicole Golden, author of the Drug and Alcohol Recovery Fitness Specialist course, offered by the Medfit Education Foundation, for an informative session to explore exercise as medicine in the treatment of substance use disorders. Together, we will review the effectiveness of exercise as an adjunct therapy for drug/alcohol use disorders, evaluate which exercise modalities are most effective for which individuals depending on history and substance(s) used, review what is happening physiologically, and identify resources to aid in the development of fitness programs in the inpatient and outpatient treatment settings.
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