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SUNDAY SESSIONS


8:30 AM - 10:00 AM


4001 - Schwinn® Cycling: Teaching Tips from TED®: From Noble to Noteworthy (W/S)

Helen Vanderburg

TED Talks, known for their poignant and action-oriented style, illustrate the power of stage presence, word choice, structure, and design. Think public speaking isn't part of your job description? Think again! This workshop delivers ten top presentation tips and three pillars of influence to help you deliver masterful cycling classes that move the room.

SPONSORED BY SCHWINN®

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4002 - What's the Deal with Diastasis (W/S)

Kim Vopni

The unknown cause of the poochy tummy, the lingering back pain and challenges 'down there', diastasis recti is something you need to know about. Find out how to check for it, learn why it is more than just a 'gap in the abs,' and take home innovative exercises to add to your classes right away that your participants will love!

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4003 - YogaFit® Hip Openers (W/S)

Christa Norgren

The nature of most fitness regimens keeps hip movement along one plane, leading to lack of mobility through both the hip joint and low back. In addition, research shows that the hips are where we store our trauma. In yoga, the hips are aligned to our sacral chakra – our emotional centre and creative energy. When this is blocked, we suffer. We'll discuss the anatomy of the hip joint and its effect on surrounding areas of the body, exploring low back pain and abdominal weakness. You'll get personal attention to proper alignment and learn poses for both you and your clients.

SPONSORED BY YOGAFIT® CANADA

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4004 - Walking Tall: What Your Client's Gait Can Tell You Before They Even Speak (W/S)

Carl Weston

Using just your eyes and brain, simple observation of your client walking can yield deep insight into areas of potential weakness in the body and injuries just waiting to happen. Discover how to identify core dysfunction, muscle imbalances, and postural issues with a 3-5 minute gait analysis and then pinpoint additional assessments that will provide the most information in the shortest time. This highly simple yet effective approach to gait analysis doesn't rely on expensive cameras and equipment, and doesn't require an in-depth understanding of ground reaction forces, biomechanics, and orthotics.

SPONSORED BY C.H.E.K. INSTITUTE

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4005 - Equipment Free Legs and Butt (W/S)

Ira McNamara

You don't need any equipment to impress your clients with an amazing and effective leg and butt workout that delivers. Learn how to super-set exercises that isolate and target the calorie-torching leg and butt muscles. Exercises can be adapted to suit musically driven classes, group personal training sessions, or one-on-one training environments. In this session you'll learn the value of exercise sequences to target and isolate muscles.

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4006 - Train Like an Athlete - Move Like a Ninja (W/S)

Chad Benson

We all know a multisport athlete, a Crossfitter, or a jack of all fitness trades. The common denominator among those who seamlessly jump from activity to activity is 'athleticism.' With traditional machine training and automation still dominating fitness, the fascial/elastic system is undernourished. Learn to move safely from mobility to ninja-like athleticism. Using a variety of portable tools, we'll integrate the science and practice movement and coordination. You'll leave with a series of progressions and a ready-to-use 60-minute format designed to create an athletic, fun, yet competitive movement-based program.

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4007 - The Inner Runner (W/S)

Jason Karp

This unique workshop takes a mind/body view of running, examining how running affects every part of our lives and enables us to look inward – at the inner runner – to find out who we really are and embrace the callenge of discovering our true selves. For many, running is a pathway to experiences and emotions that cannot always be articulated: they must be felt. Running guru and author of "The Inner Runner" Dr. Jason Karp will lead an inspiring group run, exploring what it means to be a runner and how running helps you become the person you want to be.

NOTE: This session includes an outdoor run. Please come prepared for the weather.

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4008 - I'm Certified, Now What? (Roundtable Discussion) (L)

Nathalie Lacombe

There are countless opportunities for you to choose from to thrive in your career as a fitness professional. Learn how to make the most out of your certification, when it’s best to follow the trends, how to position yourself in the job market, and much more! As canfitpro’s membership and certification director, Nathalie will clearly lay out the steps that you need to take to secure yourself a long-lasting position in the fitness industry.

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4009 - Put an End to Self-Sabotage (L)

Nathalie Plamondon-Thomas

What causes your clients and participants to procrastinate or give in to comfort eating? Why do they self-sabotage their weight-loss or training efforts? Why does a majority of people that lose weight gain it back, with interest? Learn why self-sabotage occurs and how to address it at the source. You'll leave with simple techniques to help your clients reprogram their brains to work towards their goals instead of interfering with them.

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4010 - Holistic Approach to Weight Loss (L)

Teri Mosey

Take a holistic journey through food and a transformative approach to diet to get to the origin of weight struggles. Long-term weight loss requires us to have a different conversation, beyond the mainstream approach of counting calories and grams of protein. In this session, we'll explore the messages related to weight on all levels of being: body, mind, and soul. This holistic approach invites everyone to create a space to heal and sustain wellness. It’s time to get to the root of weight struggles for you and your clients.

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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM


4101 - Schwinn® Cycling: Girl Power 2.0 - Leaning into the Schwinn Sisterhood (W/S)

Doris Thews

This crucial conversation is going next level: what do female students need in order to have an amazing class experience? What holds women back? How can you bring acceptance – not judgment – into the room? This workshop is stacked with the latest research, strategies for touching every personality in the room, and uplifting advice from female industry icons.

SPONSORED BY SCHWINN®

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4102 - 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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4103 - ZEN•GA® Full Body Integration (W/S)

Tessa Crofton

In a workout that brings focus to mindful mobility, you'll get practical tools to learn, create, and cue quality movements that reinforce the ZEN•GA™ principles of breath, support, yield, and flow. Music is used to create a rhythmical atmosphere which enhances the movement experience and transforms simple choreography into a high-quality mind/body workout. This workshop, from the movement experts at Merrithew™, incorporates new research linking fascia to muscle contraction, force transmission, posture, and proprioception.FIS PTS - BYOM

4104 - 3D Olympic Lifting for Sport Performance (W/S)

Matt Truscott

Performance, strength, power, endurance – Olympic lifting has long been the ‘go-to’ for athletes; and why not? Results show that great benefits come from these lifts. And with the massive expansion of programs like Crossfit that also focus on Olympic lifting, the phenomenon can’t be ignored. But do these linear Olympic lifts truly give us all the performance that we need? In this session, you'll learn that training in three dimensions will not only develop greater ability in the Olympic lifts, but also help to develop clients in a way that prevents injury and gains more usable attributes.

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4105 - The New HIIT Pyramid (W/S)

Tara Lowry

Class participants today expect to be both entertained AND challenged. In this world of instant gratification, how can we push participants to their limits safely? By layering in exercises, while keeping work:rest intervals safe and manageable. Using no equipment, this format is easy to teach, can be applied to multi -level classes and can be useful to both trainers and instructors. No experience necessary!

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4106 - Fusion™ Barre None (W/S)

Helen Vanderburg

With a nod toward the current trend in the industry for Barre-based workouts, this workshop gives you a mind/body method of training that fuses pilates and dance-based movement to increase balance, stability, and mobility. By taking away the barre you enhance the training and gain a greater ability to move your body with efficiency and grace. No equipment is required, making the class easily adapted to any teaching environment.

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4107 - Triggerpoint™ for Movement: Hip and Shoulder Mobility (W/S)

Chad Benson

Can your body move? Unfortunately, most people can’t where it matters the most. The hips and shoulders should be among the most mobile areas of the body, but they often lock up, creating a cycle of improper movement patterns and injuries. Normal functional activities, like walking, require extension, flexion, and rotation of the hips and shoulders. If this can’t occur the nervous system will alter the spine or the gait itself! Learn how to identify these patterns quickly and how to address these areas properly with self-myofascial release.

SPONSORED BY 360 ATHLETICS

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4108 - Small Group Training for Business Growth and Retention (L)

Katrina Cochrane

Small group training has become popular because of the positive results it can lead to for participants. Join Katrina as she breaks down why this is by exploring the psychological influence that training in a group can have on the physiological adaptations for participants. You'll walk away with programming solutions and systems that you can implement immediately in your business to see growth, retention, and success.

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4109 - Keep It Positive: Body Image and Social Media (L)

Amanda Vogel

“Sweat is fat crying.” Do messages like this motivate, or lead to negative body image? Does posting body-conscious selfies on Facebook or Instagram inspire people to exercise, or deepen their intimidation about fitness? Join Amanda – whose Master’s thesis covered body image and the role of the fitness instructor – to explore current and compelling research on the complicated relationship between social media, body image, and fitness. Share your perspective and leave this thought-provoking session with a checklist of best practices for creating social media content that reflects your strong leadership and positive influence in the fitness industry.

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12:10 AM - 12:40 PM


4113 - Become a PRO TRAINER Information Session

canfitpro certification team

Passionate about health and fitness and have a desire to help educate the next generation of fitness professionals? We are looking for PRO TRAINERS to deliver all of our world class programs including CPR. Come to this information session to learn more.


12:45 PM - 2:15 PM


4201 - Schwinn® Cycling: C3ycle - Content, Connection, and Charisma (W/S)

Doris Thews

The 3 C's are the secret behind every successful cycling instructor: content, connection, and charisma. Take a deep dive into what makes an ordinary class extraordinary and learn trade secrets to take your class to the next level. This workshop is one you do not want to miss!

SPONSORED BY SCHWINN®

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4202 - Why (and How) Your Body Rocks! (W/S)

Ira McNamara

Using Ripstix® – lightly weighted exercise drumsticks – POUND® transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out. Besides providing a challenging way to train the body, it releases inner rock stars and creates environments that elicit confidence, enhance unity, and ultimately, inspire positive action in life. Explore POUND's effect on your mind and body as you delve into why (and how) your body rocks!

SPONSORED BY POUND® - ROCKOUT. WORKOUT.

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4203 - Journey From Yoga Rookie to RYT (W/S)

Nathalie Lacombe

Can’t stand still long enough to enjoy yoga? Not flexible enough for yoga? This is the session for you! Learn how a passionate, silly, Type-A, fast-paced fitness pro like Nathalie went from feeling like she 'wasn’t grown up enough' for yoga to becoming a registered yoga teacher. Get rid of some cortisol and give your body some well-deserved TLC. Enjoy a session of mindful movement with plenty of giggles along the way. NamastYay!

SPONSORED BY YOGAFIT®CANADA

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4204 - Peak Performance - Training the Athlete Within (W/S)

Katrina Cochrane

Periodized strength and conditioning sessions are designed to enhance athletic performance and achieve goals as effectively and efficiently as possible. Join Katrina as she demonstrates how to apply specifically designed strength and conditioning skills and drills to provide your business and clients with new innovative training regimes that can be applied immediately. You'll leave empowered and motivated to train individual, small, and large group sessions with minimal equipment that will have your clients obtain greater results, reach peak performance, and meet their goals by training the athlete within.

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4205 - STOTT PILATES® Full Advanced Matwork Workout (W/S)

Tessa Crofton

Developed by the team at Merrithew™ and designed for those with knowledge of Advanced Reformer work, this session takes participants through the full repertoire. Start with a short warm-up before performing every exercise in a fluid workout. You'll gain a better understanding of how components of movement are elevated and continuously combined. We'll review how the goals of stability, mobility, sequencing, balance, endurance, and coordination are achieved.

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4206 - D'Fine (W/S)

Helen Vanderburg

No weights – just hardcore results. This bodyweight workout combines core conditioning and muscle-defining exercises from pilates, flexibility and mobility from yoga, and fluidity of movement from fitness and Barre techniques to define, align, and sculpt the body. Choreographed to inspiring music, experience a new, innovative, and challenging bodyweight group class. You'll leave with unique ideas to give your clients a total-body workout, improved posture, and a D’Fined body!

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4207 - Functional Assessment - A Critical Component of Personal Training (W/S)

Anthony Agtarap and Keshava Raghuveer

We'll cover a number of topics that will empower personal trainers and coaches with principles and practical tools to help them ask better questions and understand the 'why' behind movement assessment, corrective strategies, exercise selection, progressions and lateralizations, and effective program design. Through hands-on break-out sessions, participants will leave with a clear understanding of both how to choose which tools in their tool box will truly help their clients reach their goals, what tools might be missing, and where to look in order to fill those gaps.

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4208 - Integrating Breathing and Exercise for Optimal Results (L)

Carl Weston

Breathing is the highest priority on the totem pole of life, yet the science and practical application of breathing has skipped past the weight room on its way to the mind-body studio! This session brings the research into respiration back to strength training and shows how commonly employed breathing techniques actually work to hinder the biomechanics and physiology of the body. Learn how to assess breathing patterns and identify common problems that can lead to chronic postural and orthopedic problems. You'll leave understanding how properly timed breathing can facilitate optimal movement and enhance performance.

SPONSORED BY C.H.E.K. INSTITUTE

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4209 - Advertise and Grow Your Fitness Business With Zero Budget (L)

Daniel Ince

Training clients, getting results on the floor, that’s the easy part. How do you get the word out about the amazing work you're doing? The fact is that you have tools in the palm of your hand that allow you to share your unique perspective like never before. In this enlightening session, we'll talk about how to increase business exposure, continue to improve client satisfaction, and improve your bottom line revenue!

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4210 - How Food Coaching Can Help You Get More Clients and Double Your Income (L)

Sherry Strong

Imagine how much success your clients would have if they had food and diet worked out! Since it's often said that 70% of a trainer's success depends on the food component, why leave it up to chance? Discover how you can coach people to lose weight sustainably by helping them develop a healthy and natural relationship with food. You'll get a philosophical approach to ending the hopeless diet cycle and empower clients to understand what's good for their body and lifestyle. All attendees will get a free copy of the "Food Coaching Business Blueprint Handbook."

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2:45 PM - 4:00 PM


4302 - Dance. Sweat. Smile. Repeat. (W/S)

Johanna Ward

Make them smile while they sweat and you’ll keep them coming back. Amp up the fun and the fit in your group cardio and dance-exercise classes with this DanceFit sweatfest! Choreography ideas, techniques for increasing intensity, cueing tricks and tips, plus using fun and friendship as a motivator for fitness. Work IT on the dance floor with inspired time and integrated training and teach the class that makes them want to work out.

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4303 - Savasanahhh (W/S)

Daniela Goode

This session allows you to unwind, get stretched, and relax more deeply into restorative poses than ever before! Discover a unique fusion of familiar restorative yoga postures blended with powerful Thai yoga therapy techniques. Learn how compassionate touch can enhance your own classes and how hands-on assists can help participants enter more blissful states of relaxation.

SPONSORED BY NAVINA

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4304 - The Core and So Much More for Yoga and Pilates (W/S)

Rhona Parsons

Are you looking for ways to strengthen your students' yoga practice as well as your own? Learning the art of connecting to your core will help you become more in-tune with the body and incorporate functional movement into your classes. This motivating and exciting Vinyasa (flow) fusing pilates and yoga will connect you to the core of your being, bringing balance to body, mind and spirit.

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4306 - Core Without Crunches (W/S)

Kim Vopni

Crunches have been around for over a decade now and the promises of flatter abs and no more back pain have never been met. It's time to move on to modern core movement that will ease back pain, flatten your abs, and strengthen your core for good!

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4307 - Inspired Group Training (W/S)

Katrina Cochrane

Small group training has certainly found its place in the industry and has become one of the most common forms of time-efficient training to inspire and motivate participants. Are you in need of a revamp to ensure your business continues to grow and your clients remain engaged? Join Katrina for this interactive workshop where you'll walk away with not only a variety of fun, interactive activities and programs that you can implement immediately, but with new and innovative strategies and systems to enhance your business.

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4308 - The Calm Before the Client (L)

Mia Jerritt

As fitness leaders, we spend our lives giving mental, physical, and emotional energy to others. Like our brain and our bodies, we have a limited amount of emotional energy to give, and when we run out, 'compassion fatigue' sets in. In this session, you'll learn how to recognize, combat, and recover from this seldom-discussed condition so that you can continue to serve your clients with 100% of your focus, compassion, and wisdom.

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