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SATURDAY SESSIONS


8:00 AM - 9:15 AM


3001 - Schwinn® Cycling: How to WOW! - Class Design Re-Defined (W/S)

Doris Thews

Learn the secret to creating buzz in the locker room and a wait list for your class. You’ll discover how to build class designs that WOW your participants by integrating the latest cycling protocols through Schwinn’s proven system. Get ready to have your mind blown!

SPONSORED BY SCHWINN®

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3002 - Yoga for Athletic Power (W/S)

Christa Norgren

More and more athletes are adding yoga to their workout regimen to feel stronger, more balanced, and single¬minded in the pursuit of their own personal best. This session highlights the strength and flexibility training athletes are looking for, while also complementing aerobic training with focused breath work. Exploring the connection between yoga and sport, this workshop helps yoga teachers, personal trainers, and other fitness professionals better understand how yoga can help athletes play hard, play safe, and play longer.

SPONSORED BY YOGAFIT®CANADA

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3003 - Tommy Europe's Bootcamp and Group Training Fundamentals (L)

Tommy Europe

Do you run a bootcamp? Would you like to increase your participant numbers and earn more income? Do not miss this session with Tommy Europe, creator of SHRED® Bootcamp and host of the popular television fitness shows “The Last 10 Pounds Bootcamp” and “Bulging Brides.” Tommy shares his top strategies for running a successful bootcamp or group training session as well as top tips for exercise selection for program design. In part 2 of this session at 12:00 pm, you will put your plan into action by injecting fun and flow into your programming!

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3004 - FKCI™ KICKBOX BOOTCAMP (W/S)

FKCI Master Trainer - Kevin Nowottnick

An introduction to the FKCI-BOOTCAMP CANADA certification that's a perfect fit for adult and youth/teen programs in gyms, schools, sports teams, and community youth programs. This fun, calorie-burning cardiovascular and resistance workout is delivered in circuit format, allowing for 15, 20, 30 and 45-minute program options to suit your needs. The circuit incorporates cardio and resistance partner drills and free-body circuits that allow each participant to set their own pace, and throws in some basic punch and kick focus-pad drills for the ultimate bootcamp experience. An awesome way to build cardio, strength, agility, coordination, stamina, and enhance mental focus.

SPONSORED BY FITNESS KICKBOXING CANADA INC®

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3005 - BOSU® Dynamic Integrated Strength (W/S)

Helen Vanderburg

In this evolved bodyweight resistance training workshop, experience an integrated approach to creating a stronger body and a new perspective on building strength. Utilizing the unique principles of the BOSU® Balance Trainer, you'll learn movement complexes to evaluate and build strength with a focus on integrated balance, mobility, and stability. Practice six total-body movement complexes relying on the core as the center of power and following the fascial lines of the body to enhance movement skill and, ultimately, performance.

SPONSORED BY 360 ATHLETICS

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3006 - STRONG By Zumba® (W/S)

Karine Opasinki

This new powered-by-Zumba® program revolutionizes Zumba workouts as you know them, combining strong, upbeat rhythms with powerful, high-intensity cardio and strength conditioning moves to ratchet your fitness potential up a notch. Optimize your workout and make every minute count as you push beyond your limits. Join the party, discover the athlete within you, feel the force, and get fit!

This sessions is offered on Saturday at 8:00 AM and Sunday at 10:30 AM.

SPONSORED BY ZUMBA® FITNESS

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3007 - Therapeutic and Fascial Mobility: Assessment and Corrective Flexibility (W/S)

Chad Benson

This session includes the best of fascial line mobility assessment, corrective flexibility, and strength, wrapped into a system of error detection and correction. We'll apply an adapted corrective model using information from nashFIT, MAT (muscle activation techniques), FRC (functional range conditioning) flexibility science, FMS (functional movement screen), and Supple Leopard.

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3008 - "Best of" Social Media for Fitness Pros (L)

Amanda Vogel

With so many choices for what, when, and how to post on social media, you want to do what’s best for your marketing success. Backed by the newest research, case studies, and expert guidance, this session covers all the top tricks and hacks for getting the most out of Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and more. Discover the best new features on each platform, best times to post, best content for engagement, best strategies for follower growth, best hashtag hacks, best calls to action, best ideas for attracting leads and sales, best time-saving tricks, and more!

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3009 - Women's Business - Training Female Clients (L)

Katrina Cochrane

As women continue to engage in higher intensity resistance training and cardiovascular conditioning, trainers and coaches need to understand their clients' personal needs and fitness levels to ensure that they're training efficiently. Katrina will discuss the major concepts of hormonal response in training females and how important it is to program effectively. She'll also look at the effects of common women's health concerns like endometriosis, PCOS, and menopause, and how regular exercise can minimize their severity. You'll leave with information that you can implement immediately with your female clients to enhance their overall results.

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3010 - How Helping Your Clients End Sugar Addiction Can Give You Both Sweet Freedom (L)

Sherry Strong

Discover the degree to which sugar is undoing the hard work both you and your clients are putting in. You'll learn how destructive sugar is and where it is often hidden in products marketed by the nutrition and fitness industry that can create stress and sickness. We'll look at which foods to watch out for, which to avoid at all cost, and the most powerful foods to curb sugar cravings, heal sugar erosion, and replace nutrients lost as a result of sugar consumption. All attendees will get a free copy of "The Sweet Freedom Fittest Food Handbook."

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10:00 AM - 11:15 AM


3100 - GENERAL SESSION: Thrive: 7 Keys to a Healthier, More Meaningful, Impactful Life

Dr. Susan Biali

If your clients, participants and team understand how to create healthier, more meaningful, sustainable lives, they’ll bring more energy, enthusiasm and impact to everything they do. In this invigorating and informative presentation, Dr. Biali highlights key daily choices that help you shape a vibrant, meaningful life that makes a difference. You’ll learn how to: resist external stress and pressures; protect yourself from burnout; prioritize your well-being; harness the power of nutrition; maximize brain health; protect key relationships; and make time for what matters most.

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12:00 PM - 1:30 PM


3201 - Schwinn® Cycling: Train Right 2 Ride Right (W/S)

Helen Vanderburg

If you're going to do it all, do it right! While we love motivating the masses on the bike, we also know that what we do off the bike plays an integral part of a well-balanced fitness program. We'll take a good look at the ranges of motion and common muscular imbalances involved in indoor cycling, and arm you with the tools to create complementary flexibility and strength-based programs to counter the riding position on the bike. You'll experience two different cross-training programs that integrate mobility, strength, and cardio while staying true to the promise of doing it right.

SPONSORED BY SCHWINN® FITNESS

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3202 - ZEN•GA® Fluid Conditioning with the Mini Stability Ball™ (W/S)

Tessa Crofton

Bring an element of composure to any group or personal training environment with this workshop exclusively from Merrithew™. Combining balance, strength, and fluid mindful movement, this dynamic workout includes sequences that flow gracefully from one to the next. The Mini Stability Ball™ brings awareness to the deep stabilizing muscles of the body and encourages focus on core connection and peripheral suppleness.FIS PTS

3203 - Injecting Fun and Flow Into Your Programming (W/S)

Tommy Europe

As a fitness professional it’s your job to deliver classes and training sessions that are safe, effective, and challenging to every client. And if you want to be successful in the fitness world, it’s also your duty to ensure your sessions have variety and are enjoyable for your participants. Join Tommy Europe, television coach of "Bulging Brides" and "The Last 10 Pounds Bootcamp", for a workshop that will help you create fun, innovative training sessions and classes with an amazing flow resulting in the growth of your client base. Believe Tommy, if you're not doing it… somebody else is! The lecture portion of this two-part session takes place at 8:00 am.

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3204 - Grow Your Business Using the Functional Movement Screen (W/S)

Behnad Honarbakhsh

Integrating the functional movement screen into your system gives you a tool that is simple to use, credible, and based on science. More importantly, the FMS helps you customize and personalize the client experience, showing them that you care. At the end of the day, people are less concerned about what you have to offer than they are about why they should buy in. The competition is far too busy explaining how they're 'different.' Why not set a system in place that's guaranteed to create a following that will do the talking for you?

Sponsored by FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT SYSTEMS

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3205 - BOSU® Up, Down and All Around (W/S)

Doris Thews

In this fast-paced workshop you’ll explore new ways to get your heart rate up, down, and all around, and experiment while doing the same with the BOSU Balance Trainer. While HIIT is the star of the show, a wide variety of interval protocols still exist! Learn to intertwine work and rest with cardio, strength, core, and more to stand out from the crowd. This workshop will arm you with hundreds of ideas for timing, structure, and execution, scalable for all audiences.

SPONSORED BY 360 ATHLETICS

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3206 - Kangoo Power (W/S)

Dorina Rigo

A highly motivating interval training program specifically designed to challenge the whole body while building muscular strength and endurance. A high-intensity cardio class using Kangoo Jumps rebounder boots burns up to 25% more calories than any other class, even as the boots reduce joint impact by 25%. This program suits a broad range of participants, including those who normally don't join group aerobics. It's also great for athletes due to its use of explosive plyometric techniques. You'll have so much fun, you'll forget that you're exercising!

SPONSORED BY KANGOO CLUB CANADA

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3207 - Triggerpoint™ Piecing the Puzzle Together: Life After Foam Rolling (W/S)

Chad Benson

Mobility is a common buzzword in the fitness industry, but do you know when to introduce it? What if a body needs stability? The body functions as a kinetic chain: if one joint can’t move, others are forced to move more, which is a primary cause of pain and injury. Learn how to use TriggerPoint’s Myofascial Compression™ techniques and stretching, along with core, balance, and reactive training to integrate the nervous system. This unique approach not only introduces intelligent and efficient work, but also covers the steps needed after foam rolling for optimal control.

SPONSORED BY 360 ATHLETICS

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3208 - Are You Leading People or Managing Systems? (L)

Nathalie Lacombe

As group exercise or personal training managers, we expect full time commitment from part time instructors and trainers. We ask them to take ownership of their time slots yet need them to embrace schedule changes. Nathalie will discuss the struggles of effective leadership attached to efficient club systems management and how the delicate balance will maximize the success of your team, yourself, the club, and ultimately your members.

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3209 - Live Happy and Healthy: Prevent Burnout and Depression and Build Better Mental Health (L)

Dr. Susan Biali

Dr. Susan Biali is uniquely equipped to help you understand and improve mental health: she's suffered from and conquered depression, anxiety, and burnout, has diagnosed and treated countless patients, and has studied principles of positive psychology and wellness for over two decades. Get specific tools and perspectives to find more meaning and joy in work and life along with the keys to recognizing, preventing, and recovering from burnout. You'll leave able to spot early warning signs of depression and with tips for approaching and helping a colleague who is struggling as well as proven drug-free mood-boosting and life-balancing strategies.

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3210 - Understanding Interval Training: Chasing Zapotek (L)

Jason Karp

Once the training secret of the world’s best runners, interval training has become the buzz term among fitness professionals. Everyone's doing it, from competitive athletes to grandma next door. Although interval training is the fastest way to get fit, many fitness professionals don’t know much about it. How does interval training work? And what are the best ways to use it? This presentation delves into the nitty-gritty details and research of interval training, reveals the secrets of work periods and recovery intervals, and shares the three best interval workouts on the planet!

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1:45 PM - 2:15 PM


3213 - Become a Presenter Information Session

canfitpro event experience team

Have you ever wanted to learn what it takes to become a canfitpro presenter? How do you take your passion and share it with your peers? Come to this information session to learn the steps to prepare your application and how to make yours stand out!


2:30 PM - 4:00 PM


3301 - Schwinn® Cycling: Music Makeover - There's An App for That! (W/S)

Doris Thews

Join Schwinn’s resident music experts for a deep dive into the amazing technology available to make your playlists memorable. Music is a magical ingredient to help you stand out while keeping riders motivated from warm-up to cool-down. Whether the thought of finding, mixing, and customizing music for perfect playlists overwhelms or excites you, see how this process is easier and more accessible than ever. From apps to music websites and easy-to-use computer programs, we’ll have your playlists pumping like the hottest nightclub DJ! We guarantee you’ll walk away with useful tools to set your playlist apart from the rest.

SPONSORED BY SCHWINN® FITNESS

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3302 - Thai Yoga Stretching for Exercise Professionals (W/S)

Daniela Goode

This hands-on workshop blends assisted stretching, therapeutic postures, and acupressure techniques to help your clients improve their mobility, muscular recovery, and athletic performance. Designed specifically for personal trainers and small group fitness instructors, this session will help you address the undertrained component of flexibility, teaching you skills that you can apply with your clients immediately.

SPONSORED BY NAVINA

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3303 - HIIT MIX (W/S)

Geoff Bagshaw

Tune in as Geoff plays with a mix of some of the most popular high-intensity training formats combined with functional movements in this action-packed session. Explore a variety of protocols along with lots of user-friendly exercises that are sure to get audience approval in your next group fitness class.

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3304 - How to Improve Posture (W/S)

Carl Weston

All movement should begin and end with good posture, but can you identify what is happening to your client if they don’t have good posture? This practical session will help you identify common postural dysfunctions and show you how to uncover the root causes of those dysfunctions. Take home techniques you can use to help bring your clients back to a state of optimal posture whether standing still or moving, and learn when you should refer a client out for specialized help.

Sponsored by C.H.E.K. INSTITUTE.

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3305 - COREFX Max Out With the Minimum (W/S)

Chad Benson

Minimal equipment? No problem. Answer this question: do cost-effective and versatile equipment choices mean compromised results? They shouldn’t! When presented with limited equipment options – or limited space – focus on diversity, utility, variety, portability, and cost. This workshop looks at simple and effective solutions when you have limited equipment options – with no compromise to strength, power, and performance training outcomes. Experience a myriad of versatile equipment and exercise progressions and regressions you never thought of.

SPONSORED BY 360 ATHLETICS

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3306 - POUND® - Rockout. Workout. (W/S)

Ira McNamara

A full-body cardio jam session, combining light resistance with constant simulated drumming, this 45-minute workout fuses cardio, pilates, isometric movements, plyometrics, and isometric poses. Burn between 400 and 900+ calories/hour, strengthen and sculpt infrequently used muscles, and drum your way to a leaner, slimmer physique – all while rocking out to your favorite music! Through continual upper-body motion using our lightly weighted drumsticks, Ripstix™, you'll turn into a calorie-torching drummer, POUNDing off weight as the songs fly by. Meticulously chosen rock, rap, dubstep, and old school music flows as the backbone of this great workout.

SPONSORED BY POUND® - ROCKOUT. WORKOUT.

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3307 - Fire and Ice (W/S)

Helen Vanderburg

Heat it up and cool it down with the perfect balance of high intensity and restoration. Fuel your internal fire and feel the burn of high-intensity training with a short, intense interval training workout, followed by the cooling and calming of yoga-inspired stretches. This all-in-one workout is the perfect balance of yin and yang, the internal fire and ice.

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3308 - Creativity Is Just Experience Having Fun (L)

Mia Jerritt

Do you follow the trends within the fitness industry or do you create them? If you've ever felt isolated in your quest to constantly re-invent yourself, this session will explore your ability to think beyond current conventional trends in order to create the change that drives our industry. If doubt limits you from creating the next great idea, just remember: "discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.”

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3309 - Feed the Brain, Evolve the Mind (L)

Teri Mosey

From ancient teachings to the scientific revolution of quantum physics, our understanding of the brain and mind continue to expand. We already know that transforming the brain’s function, overriding genetic programming, and ultimately changing our state of mind is possible. Join us and learn ways to exercise the brain while discovering foods to enhance cognitive function, memory, and state of mind.

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3310 - Make Your Personal Training Business Soar with Life Coaching (L)

Nathalie Plamondon-Thomas

You're a great personal trainer but you'd rather go without having to constantly look for new prospects or having to deal with your clients' daily dramas. Discover how adding extra dimensions to your personal training business can generate faster results for your clients, more money for you, and set the base for a higher client retention and referral rate. You'll leave with easy-to-apply life coaching skills and tips on how to leverage your business.

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4:45 PM - 6:00 PM

3402 Meditation and Mindfulness (W/S)

Christa Norgren

A session created out of YogaFit® founder Beth Shaw’s own personal experience and passion for meditation. This training delves into balancing our bodies using a multi-layered approach to mantra and chakra meditations in order to stimulate the nervous system, all within a flowing yoga practice. Demystify meditation for you and your students by learning various techniques to weave meditation throughout an asana practice. Once again, YogaFit and Beth are leading the industry in making eastern philosophy a healthy part of our western lifestyle.

SPONSORED BY YOGAFIT® CANADA

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3403 - Moving in Menopause (W/S)

Kim Vopni

Hormones, pelvic floor challenges, mood swings, and hot flashes don't need to interfere with your exercise routine. Find out how to optimize your body during menopause and beyond using effective core fitness routines that will strengthen your pelvic floor, ease back pain, and tone up your midsection.

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3404 - Creating Better Human Movement Decisions Using the Functional Movement Systems Model (W/S)

Behnad Honarbakhsh

In 2017, we have a ton of options when it comes to influencing human health and performance. Are the available methods validated by metrics, or are we relying too much on theory? In most fields, decisions are based on objective measures, and the world of fitness should be too. Using a standard operating procedure to categorize client needs is critical when it comes to achieving client goals. We want to minimize risk while maximizing performance. Using live examples, we'll explore how the different components of functional movement systems can point you in the right direction for better human movement decisions.

SPONSORED BY FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT SYSTEMS

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3405 - Bodyweight RX (W/S)

Helen Vanderburg

Join in the bodyweight revolution! In this workshop, you'll learn a variety of innovative exercises for the upper body, lower body, and core using your own body weight as resistance. Whether you're a personal trainer or group exercise instructor, you'll come away with efficient exercise routines that require absolutely no equipment and totally prepared to achieve great results.

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3406 - Forgotten Principles of Strength (W/S)

Matt Truscott

Are we moving in a direction that speaks to our biomechanical design or are we just beating our bodies into submission? How come our athletes are getting bigger, stronger, and faster, but also more injured? Perhaps we've forgotten how to coach the 'simple technique?' We'll take a look at some basic principles of strength and discuss who has (and why they have) replaced technique and intelligent training with “work harder, more intense, no days off, go big or go home!” Lastly, we'll look at implementation and techniques for elite coaches.

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3407 - Athletic Kinks (W/S)

Ibby Ali and Robin Ball

Functional athletic training with a twist, this high-intensity workout will challenge your body’s foundation to support the movements you use in daily life. Combining flexibility and mobility with advanced exercises will encourage improved balance and strength. Move better and feel better while working out your daily kinks and walk away standing taller, moving more fluidly, and feeling more flexible to accomplish any activity you desire.

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3408 - I'MPOWERED (L)

Lee Randell

You are empowered! Let Lee take you on a journey of self discovery, learn useful techniques that you can apply in your own life and with your own clients, and walk away empowered with the tools you need to start drawing your own personal road map. Take a giant leap towards self discovery, hear real life stories of self-improvement, break down the barriers of self-sabotage, and leave ready to tackle the next hurdle that comes your way. Are You Ready?!

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3409 - Top 7 Lessons for Coaching Runners (L)

Jason Karp

While many personal training clients are runners, most don’t know how to train effectively. Despite the popularity of running, many personal training certifications don’t cover how to specifcally train runners. Imperfect training will prevent your clients from meeting their potential and can even get them injured. This presentation takes both a scientific and coaching view of the training process and discusses the most important lessons for advising and coaching runners. You'll leave with a science and coaching base and multiple resources for coaching your clients to better running.

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