1217 – Core Connections

Beginner / Pool Workshop


Sanibel, FL / Thursday, June 27, 2019 – 7:30-11:00 am – 3.5 credit hours

(Pool: 7:30-9:15 am / Classroom: 9:15-11:00 am)


Faculty: Laurie Denomme, B.Kinesiology

Jeanmarie Scordino, MEd 



Make every exercise a core exercise when you understand foot/ankle, hip, and thoracic spine connections. The core acts as a stabilizer, force transmitter, and primary mover, making it critical to address in any exercise program. Discover the best ways to build core stability with a combined whole-body and joint-specific approach. Using the buoyancy and resistance of water, you’ll experience innovative ways to alter direction, angle, and load. Teach the body how to effectively initiate and control movement through application of these core connections.



1)  Explain foot/ankle, hip, and thoracic spine connections; and the role each plays in influencing the core.

2)  Determine how to vary the load to the foot/ankle, hip, and thoracic spine using varied impact options.

3)  Use the pool floor and a noodle to design exercises for the foot/ankle, hip, and thoracic spine.

4)  Explain and demonstrate how to make every exercise a core exercise.


FACULTY: Laurie Denomme, B. Kinesiology, Kinesiologist and Fellow of Applied Functional Science through the Gray Institute, is an international fitness educator and founder of WECOACH, whose expertise has been called upon by top consumer magazines including Self and Weight Watchers. She is the recipient of the 2013 AEA Global Aquatic Fitness Professional Award and 2014 ATRI Tsunami Spirit Award.


Jeanmarie Scordino, Med, has over 25 years of experience as an exercise physiologist, personal trainer, and sport conditioning coach. A Fellow of Applied Functional Science™, she has had the honor of being a multi-year facilitator for the Gray Institute Fellowship program. She is a certified exercise physiologist through both the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Sports & Conditioning Association. Jeanmarie currently works at BayCare Health System, where she is actively involved in wellness education and promoting the values of Applied Functional Science™ for the hospital system and surrounding community.