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Chad Benson

MSc, BSc, BPE, CSCS, canfitpro PTS

The director of fitness education for Steve Nash Fitness Clubs, Chad has been a strength and conditioning consultant for the National Sailing Team, the Vancouver Canucks, the BC Lions, Twist Conditioning, and the National Women’s Basketball team. He specializes in fascial mobility therapies, functional performance, preventive injury, and movement assessment. Chad is a contributor to the canfitpro PTS certification and holds active certifications in an exceptionally wide range of training and fitness methods.

Bobbi Ann Bourbeau

Bobbi Bourbeau is a Spruce Grove, Alberta based FKCI Certified Course Conductor. She is an NCCP Certified Boxing Coach and canfitpro certified PTS who delivers the FKCI education curriculum for Level 1, 2 and 3 Fitness Kickboxing, FKCI Functional Fitness, MMA Cross-Training and MMA Conditioning Coach certifications. Bobbi is currently completing her Nutrition and Weight Loss certification and has previously assisted FKCI during presentations at both canfitpro Edmonton and Calgary conferences in 2014.

Lynne Galloway-Seidel

Lynne Galloway-Seidel is a Leduc, Alberta based FKCI Certified Course Conductor. She is a canfitpro certified PTS who delivers the FKCI education curriculum for Level 1 & 2 Fitness Kickboxing, FKCI Functional Fitness and MMA Conditioning Coach certifications. Lynne has previously assisted FKCI during presentations at both canfitpro Edmonton and Calgary conferences in 2014.

Daniela Goode

Daniela is a Kinesiologist and Wellness Educator whose passion lies in using movement to foster vibrant health. She has worked throughout Canada, the USA and Europe, including as medical staff for the Jamaican National Basketball Team. As a canfitpro PRO TRAINER, Program Director for PowerPL3Y and Co-Director of Navina Thai Yoga Therapy School, Daniela creates powerful learning opportunities by incorporating key principles of Fitness Training, Yoga Therapy, and Functional Rehabilitati

Maureen (Mo) Hagan


A global ambassador on the benefits of exercise and living well, Maureen Hagan is vice president of program innovation for GoodLife Fitness and canfitpro. Mo, as she is known in the fitness industry is a licensed physiotherapist, a Physical Health Educator and has been recognized for her work in fitness that spans three decades; named as one of Canada ’s 20 Most Influential Women in Sport and Physical Activity (2014) and most recently awarded IHRSA "Woman Leader" of the Year in honor of Julie Main. Mo is a published author and a regular contributor to consumer magazines and on-line publications including the Huffington Post.

Ric Isaac

Ric studied Sports Science and Exercise Physiology at Edith Cowan University in Australia. He then worked as a personal trainer before establishing his own business and writing a bestselling novel. After joining NPE as a client, Ric was so impressed that he moved to the headquarter office in Orlando to lead the client success team worldwide. Ric has coached hundreds of fitness business owners and is passionate about helping others achieve business success.

Ron McPhee

canfitpro PTS, FIS, FIS and CPR/AED PRO TRAINER, Bender Ball Master Trainer

Ron has been in the fitness industry for nearly 20 years and loves showing his clients that staying healthy can be fun. He is the Group Exercise Manager for World Health in Edmonton. He is the recipient of the World Health Community Spirit Award (2010) and the canfitpro PRO TRAINER Host with the Most Award (2010). As the owner of On Cue Fitness, he is able to continue to share his passion by offering workshops to other fitness professionals.

Christa Norgren

Active in yoga since 2004, Christa holds certifications in group fitness and weight training along with Fusion Fitness and Athlete’s Performance Training. A master trainer for YogaFit Canada, she’s been teaching YogaFit style classes at the YMCA of Greater Vancouver, the Richmond Olympic Oval, and other fitness clubs since 2005.

Karine Opasinski

Cardio Latino Pro Trainer, Energie Cardio FIDA levels 1 and 2, canfitpro FIS

A Zumba education specialist (ZES) in French, English, and Spanish, Karine has 28 years of dance experience and 18 years in the fitness industry. As a member of “La Troupe des Ballets Modernes du Québec” and New Age Nation, she participated in various TV shows, musicals, and videos, as well as Janet Jackson’s 1814 promotional tour. Always smiling, dynamic, and passionate, Karine has been a cheerleader for both the Montreal Roadrunners and the Alouettes.

Nathalie Plamondon-Thomas

Fit-Pro FIS, PTS, NWS, LES MILLS, NewBody, BOSU, Schwinn, RAB

Speaker, Life Coach and No.1 Best Selling Author of 7 books on wellness and empowerment, Nathalie accumulated over 25 years of experience in sales all while she was actively energizing the fitness industry for over 30 years as a Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer and Nutrition & Wellness Specialist. She combines her fitness and sales strengths with the brain programming processes she practices as a Master Practitioner in NLP. She retrains your brain to allow you to take charge of your own life and get inspired from within. ''You can take a horse to water but you can't make him drink''. Somehow, Nathalie can.

Kathy Smart

Kathy Smart is a multiple award-winning triple threat in the health and wellness space. A holistic nutritionist, best-selling cookbook author of Live the Smart Way and Dr. Oz show guest. Known as North America’s gluten-free expert, Kathy is a sought-after international speaker, go-to media expert and one of Huffington Post’s 50 Most Influential Social Media Tweeters. Kathy has been a fitness trainer for Special Olympics Canada and in 2015, launched the Live the Smart Way Expo, Canada's largest health and wellness tradeshow.

Helen Vanderburg

B.Sc. (Kinesiology), ACE, Pilates, Yoga certified

Helen is the IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year (2005), canfitpro Presenter of the Year (1996, 2006, 2013), IDEA Program Director of the Year (1996), Women of Vision (2001), and a recipient of the Mall Peepre National Fitness Leadership award (2001). She’s a business owner, instructor trainer, writer, DVD producer and elite athlete as a past World Champion synchronized swimmer and member of both the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame and International Aquatic Hall of Fame.

Carl Weston

BSc Sports Science (Kin), C.H.E.K Practitioner Level 4, CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 3, CHEK Golf Performance, AMTA, FDN

Carl has over 18 years experience in the health and fitness industry coupled with a wealth of entrepreneurial knowledge gathered through traveling the world as a personal trainer, rehab specialist and fitness manager. At his Toronto practice, Raven wellness, he works with clients and athletes on pain management, rehab, weight loss, and general fitness, and teaches a number of courses and workshops. Carl’s clients have included top athletes and record holders.