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Thursday, November 2 - Saturday, November 4

Mel Clarke

Melanie played for the Dalhousie soccer team from 2001-2006 and was the captain from 2004-2006 before serving as assistant coach. She won two national gold medals, two silver, and two bronze with her club teams and represented PEI at the Canada Games. In 2015, Melanie placed 1st in the Reebok CrossFit Open within Nova Scotia, winning the title of “Fittest Person in Nova Scotia.” She finished 5th at the Senior National Weightlifting Championships in 2015.

Jason Davis

Jason is happiest when helping people achieve a life of freedom. This mission began in 2008 when he started his own personal training business and continued in 2011 when he dropped out of grad school to pursue his entrepreneurship career full time. In 2012, he became the youngest franchisee to own two Simply For Life franchises and in 2013 he became a partner with 360fit. In 2015, he left the entrepreneurship world to consult full time, helping other entrepreneurs achieve freedom in business. He has found success helping businesses grow by using his unique understanding of consumer behaviour.

Emily Dobrich

Emily Dobrich is dedicated to empowering others to become the best version of themselves through her work as an instructor and fitness professional. Her limitless enthusiasm for the industry led her to complete degrees in both Nutrition and Kinesiology. Emily loves finding opportunities to share her knowledge, experience and passion for health and fitness through teaching, writing and presenting.

Lisa Greenbaum

Lisa is the Director of YogaFit Canada, a senior master trainer and international presenter. An avid writer and traveler, she’s known for bringing an easygoing style to her teaching, encouraging everyone to honour and listen to the bodies they’re in and stay present. A featured presenter at FILEX 2014 and the winner of the Steve Block Vendor of the Year Award (2013), Lisa has been teaching group fitness classes in Toronto since 2001.

Maureen (Mo) Hagan

BScPT, BAPE

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.

Drew Hume

Drew is the Founder of NavinaTM Thai Yoga Therapy, an innovative school for a traditional bodywork system. Drew presents internationally and has taught courses on topics that span the full spectrum of human biology and therapeutic bodywork. He has a passion for sharing the incredible power and versatility of touch, and strives to provide a supportive learning environment for everyone.

Janice Hutton

Hons BPE, MA, B.Ed., PFLC, ACE, canfitpro Certified, Twist SCS, Spinning certified

Janice is the Director of Specialty Markets in the Education division of Twist Conditioning Inc. and is a personal trainer, fitness instructor, and conditioning coach with over 20 years in the industry. She has previously worked in certification development with canfitpro, been a university professor, and a swim coach. Janice has presented at events across Canada, published numerous articles in fitness and consumer magazines, and is a well-recognized speaker in the fitness industry.

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.

Charity Kaiser

Charity is a Halifax-based Fitness Kickboxing Canada master trainer course conductor. She has 10+ years of experience in the fitness industry as well as training in karate and muay thai. FKCI-certified for six years, she's assisted in conference presentations in Toronto and Halifax as well as FKCI MMA seminars and expos. Charity teaches the FKCI Level 1 and 2 kickboxing certification and has offered the FKCI-BOOTCAMP CANADA certification for the past three years.

David Rafuse

With years of personal fitness experience and success at the provincial coaching level, David has a passion to help others to achieve improved health and well-being. In 2013, this drove him to open Blended Athletics, which has grown to be one of the largest CrossFit facilities in Eastern Canada. It's also one of few facilities that offers a dedicated space for an Olympic weightlifting program.

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.

Carl Weston

BSc (Kin), C.H.E.K Practitioner Level 3, CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 2, CHEK Golf Performance

Carl has over 17 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, Urban Wellness 25, 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.

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