Join us at fitCALGARY from November 1-3, 2018!

Registration is now OPEN!

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Looking for a way to kick-start your career in fitness?
Need something that will take your fitness career to the next level?
Look no further than fitCALGARY powered by canfitpro!

  • Interactive sessions to help you take your training to the next level. Renew your membership and earn all of the CECs required to maintain your canfitpro certifications.
  • Attend a one-day intensive workshop, earn 4 CECs and receive a new certification from one of our 3 Sponsors: 360 Athletics Inc., Bellies Inc. or Zumba® Fitness.
  • Attend a two-day intensive, earn 4 CECs and gain full access to Saturday sessions!
  • General Session by one of the top 100 most influential people in health and fitness, Emma Barry!
  • Save a life! Receive/update your CPR and AED with canfitpro’s PRO TRAINER Carlie Nicol.
  • Participate in amazing group fitness workshops and lectures.
  • Don’t miss out on this exclusive 2018 Alberta event being held at the Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre-Calgary.


For your security, we strongly recommend that you register online using our secure payment page.

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Received By: Professional Member Non-Member*
September 19, 2018 $184 $297
After September 19, 2018 $234 $347

All prices are in Canadian dollars.

*Please be sure that your membership is current at the time of the conference. If your membership expires before the published start date of the event conference date, the membership renewal cost of $78 will be added to your total.
Payment must be received by the dates above in order to qualify for the best rates.
*Includes a one-year canfitpro Professional membership. HST not included.
Space in sessions is filled on a space-available, first-received, first-processed basis. Please register early to avoid disappointment.



Online: The fastest and easiest way to register. Register Now!

Fax: 416-493-1756
Fax your completed registration form, signed waiver of liability, and session requests with credit card payment (Visa or MasterCard). Forms without payment will not be processed.

Mail: canfitpro fitCALGARY, 110-225 Select Ave. Toronto, ON. M1X 0B5
Mail your completed registration form, signed waiver of liability, and session requests with payment (Visa/MasterCard/Cheque/Money Order) – no CODs.

Phone: 416-493-3515 or 1-800-667-5622
Monday to Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. EST.

You may phone in your registration payment using Visa or MasterCard to guarantee the current conference rate. Your signed waiver of liability and your session requests must be faxed, e-mailed or mailed in within seven (7) business days after your phone payment. Session requests are not accepted over the phone. Make sure to mark the “Check here if previously registered by phone” checkbox to avoid duplicate billing.


  • Admittance to your choice of educational workshops, and lectures
  • Informative handouts provided by the presenters
  • CECs from canfitpro and other accredited organizations
  • Online Certificate of Completion
  • The opportunity to participate in the best fitness conference in the world!


canfitpro members pay the lowest registration fees. Please be sure that your membership is current at the time of the conference. If your membership expires before the conference date, please add the membership renewal cost of $78 to your subtotal.


Special offer to non-members: when you register at the non-member rate, you will receive a one-year Professional membership! Value of $98


You may register on-site at the canfitpro Registration Desk. On-site payment may be by cash, debit, Visa or MasterCard. No personal cheques please.

On-site registration will provide access to sessions on a stand-by basis. On-site registration is non-refundable.


Delegates registering in advanced of the event will receive a confirmation letter and receipt by email. If no confirmation is received within one business week after you submitted your registration (allow more time for mailed registrations), please contact us immediately at 416-493-3515, or toll free 1-800-667-5622 or e-mail Your confirmation e-mail is required for you to sign in at the Registration Desk and attend the conference.


Payment must be included with each method of registration. Registrations without payment will not be processed. If you are paying by cheque, coupon, voucher, or credit note, you must mail in your registration; please do not fax. Registrations with NSF cheques are subject to an administration fee of $25 (plus applicable taxes) and will not be processed.


Refer a first-time delegate to the conference and receive a $10 gift certificate to use at the canfitpro trade show booth and/or future canfitpro purchases! The person referred by you must clearly write your name in section 5 of his/her registration form. You will be able to pick up your gift certificate at the registration desk when checking in.


Groups of four (4) or more entitle each delegate to receive a discount of $10 off the registration fee (before tax).

Please send complete group registrations by fax, e-mail, or mail and include a cover sheet listing all people in the group and clearly indicate the name of the person to receive the complimentary registration. If any member of the group is paying by cheque, then all registrations must be received by mail. 


Once a registration is processed, discounts and/or promotional codes cannot be applied retroactively. Discounts and promotions can only apply to event registration fees. They.cannot be applied to Intensive workshops or additional materials.


Cancellations for event and/or Intensive Workshops must be received in writing (fax/mail/) to canfitpro or by email to .
Cancellations received more than 60 days prior to the conference date will not incur a cancellation penalty.
Cancellations received between 5 and 60 days prior to the published start date of the event will be charged an administration fee of 15% of the total fee (plus applicable taxes).
No refunds will be issued for cancellations received less than five (5) days prior to the published start date of the event.
No refunds or credits will be given for no-shows, partially used registrations or on-site registrations.
Useful tip! Did you know your event fees may be tax deductible? Consult your tax advisor for details.


Space in sessions is filled on a space-available, first-received, first-processed basis. Please register early to avoid disappointment. All delegates are required to select sessions at the time of registration for each time slot. Session registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Fill in the session codes in the space provided on the registration form. We ask you to fill in your first through fourth requests for each time slot to increase the likelihood of being registered for a session of your choice.

NOTE: canfitpro reserves the right to change or cancel any session or presenter.

If all session requests are full, you will be assigned a “stand-by” status, which allows you to attend any session during that time slot on a space-available basis. You will be admitted to the session after the pre-registered delegates. Equipment may not be available for stand-by delegates.

Confirmed delegates: you risk losing your space in a session if you arrive late. Please arrive at least 10-15 minute prior to the start of the session.

Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre-Calgary

1316- 33rd St NE
Calgary, AB T2A 6B6
Phone: 403-248-8888
Toll Free: 1-800-661-1464

Conference attendees are eligible for the canfitpro special rate of $119 per room, per night, single or double occupancy. Additional person in the room is $15 per night.

To reserve your room, please follow one of the following options:
1) Call The Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre directly at 1-403-248-8888 or toll-free at 1-800-661-1464
2) Email your reservation request to
3) Search for available rooms and book online at:

Please quote the following:

Group Name: Canfitpro
Reservation Number: GFC24197

Book by October 17th, 2018 to take advantage of this special rate!

Additional Hotel Information:
• Check-In Time: 3:00 PM, Check-Out Time: 11:00 AM
• Complimentary Internet in all guestrooms
• On-site Restaurant and Lounge, 24 Hour Room Service

canfitpro nor any of its affiliates will contact you to make a hotel room reservation. Please do not give payment information to any person or company who calls you to make a reservation. Reservations should only be made using the link and phone provided above.

If contacted, please:
• Do not provide any personal or credit card information.
• Notify us and provide us with as many details as possible.
• If ever in doubt, please contact us or view the event website to verify information before providing your information.


Located approximately 20 minutes from the Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre-Calgary is the Calgary International Airport (YYC). The hotel provides complimentary scheduled shuttle service to and from the airport. Please call the hotel directly to book.


    • Travel period begins from Monday, October 22, 2018 and ends Monday, November 12, 2018.
    • Discount applies to Flex fares or higher.
    • Travel is valid for any day of the week.

No discount will apply to Tango bookings for travel within Canada or between Canada and the U.S. For International travel (destinations outside North America), discounts apply to all fares including Tango.


    • USE CODE: M17CG11
    • Travel period begins from Tuesday, October 23, 2018 and ends Tuesday, November 13, 2018.
    • Discount applies to Flex fares or higher.
    • Travel is valid for any day of the week.

Exclusively for our Calgary event delegates, WestJet offers the following discounts:

For Domestic Travel:
• 5% off Econo* and Flex
• 10% off Plus base fares

For guests travelling Trans-border** between Calgary and anywhere WestJet flies in North America (including our Delta code-share partner network):
• 2% off Econo*
• 5% off Flex
• 10% off Plus base fares

You can change or cancel reservations within 24 hours of booking at no charge. Further changes or cancellations can be made up to 2 hours prior to the flight; please note, additional fees or charges may apply for each guest depending on fare class booked and differences in fare.

Issues with booking your flight? Please contact Emma Pandovska at Corporate Traveller: 905-747-2501.


Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre-Calgary
1316 – 33rd St NE
Calgary, AB T2A 6B6
Phone: 403-248-8888
Toll Free: 1-800-661-1464

Registration Desk and Trade Show Hours

Registration Desk Hours
Friday, November 2 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Saturday, November 3 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Location: Foyer of Plaza 1

Trade Show Hours
Saturday, November 3 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Location: Foyer of Plaza 1-3

FREE Admission for everyone!

We encourage you to invite your friends, family and clients to come shop for great deals at our trade show.


You must pick up your delegate kit at the registration desk prior to attending sessions. Your delegate kit includes your name badge which enables your access to sessions. To pick up your delegate kit, you require photo ID and your confirmation letter. Your confirmation letter can be either a printed paper copy or an electronic version on your smart phone. You are not permitted to pick up a delegate kit belonging to another person.


For your convenience, your conference Certificate of Completion will be available to download from your Member Profile in your canfitpro INTERACTIVE account, approximately four (4) weeks after the conference.


To attend sessions, you must present your name badge at the session room door. Your name badge will have a unique bar code to identify you as a conference delegate. The reverse side of your name badge lists the sessions for which you have pre-registered. Please have your name badge ready for the room monitor to review and scan when entering each session room.

Your name badge must be scanned for you to receive CECs for attended sessions.

To maintain the integrity of the conference, only paying delegates, volunteers, and those approved by canfitpro are invited to attend sessions. Any attendees found violating these rules will be removed from the venue and their canfitpro membership and certification(s) will be revoked. Please ensure you arrive on time for your session. If you arrive 20 minutes after the session starts, you will have missed a substantial part of the education and will not be eligible for CECs.


Session handouts will be available online one week prior and 30 days after the conference. Handouts will be listed by session number and name, and will be subject to availability (as submitted by presenter). Please remember to print your session handouts and bring them on-site or view them on your tablet or smart phone.


Without the equipment provided by our sponsors, the variety of sessions available to you would be limited. Please help us ensure the integrity of our conference and our relationship with our sponsors by respecting their property. Theft costs everyone. If you are found taking equipment that does not belong to you, you will be removed from the conference and your canfitpro membership and certification(s) will be revoked.


For the safety and consideration of all concerned, particularly your child’s, children and babies are not allowed into conference sessions at any time. This includes babies in strollers. This is also necessary to maintain the educational atmosphere of the conference sessions. Contact your hotel about childcare and nursing facilities. Children and babies are allowed on the trade show floor, but are not permitted to use any of the equipment being shown.


Photography, video, and audio taping are not permitted in any conference session. Delegates found violating this rule will be expelled from the conference without refund.


While we recognize that deodorant is necessary (especially after an intense workout!), please limit the use of scented products.


If you lose your name badge at the event, a $10 replacement fee will apply. Name badges MUST be worn for the full duration of the event. Admittance into sessions is not permitted without a name badge.


Your feedback is important to us and we read every evaluation submitted. After the conference you will receive a link to our conference survey, where you can provide your opinion on every aspect of the Conference. Please take the time to complete the survey and help us provide you with your best conference experience.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at fitCALGARY 2018.

Please read over the requirements below and register today to become a volunteer!

Sign Up Now!

Volunteer Requirements

  • Friendly, enthusiastic and able to take initiative
  • Able to fulfill entire volunteer shift assigned
  • Strong team player who can also work with minimal supervision
  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age
  • Read and understand your job description and all email communication

Volunteer Benefits

As a canfitpro volunteer you are entitled to the following benefits:

  • FREE (1) one year Professional Membership to canfitpro ($98 value; includes all canfitpro Professional Membership benefits with the exception of printed copies of the canfitpro Magazine. You will receive electronic versions for the duration of the complimentary Membership in your Interactive Account)
  • FREE volunteer t-shirt
  • FREE admittance to Event sessions on a stand-by basis when NOT on shift
  • Earn canfitpro Continuing Education Credits (CECs), while you are not on shift
  • Experience the Event from behind the scenes
  • Networking opportunities to work and learn with other fitness enthusiasts, just like you!
  • Reference letter for future job hunting (given upon request)

Renewal Requirements

  • Renew your Professional canfitpro Membership ($78 plus tax)
  • Earn 4 Continuing Education Credits (CECs)
  • Send us a minimum CPR A certificate issued within the last year

Any Member expiring before the canfitpro world fitness expo must pay to renew their Membership. The complimentary Membership will be added afterwards and your Membership will be validated for an additional year. Please contact our Membership Experience Team if you would like to confirm the information we have on file for you: 1-800-667-5622 or

Attendance at Sessions

A major benefit of volunteering for a canfitpro event is the free access to educational sessions. These sessions are available on Saturday ONLY. You cannot pre-register for sessions. As a Volunteer you will be on Stand-By for all sessions you would like to attend while not on shift. Please ensure that when you attend a session, that the Delegate barcode on your name badge is scanned so that you will be awarded CECs for your attendance to that session. You cannot attend sessions and you are not eligible for CECs while you are on shift. Volunteers can register for any Intensives at the lowest Member Delegate rate, under the assumption that you fulfill your Volunteer commitment.

Please keep your confirmation email. Once you are approved for your shift, the information in your Volunteer local confirmation email will provide a link that allows you to change or cancel your shifts.

We would like to thank our sponsors for their support of fitCALGARY 2018.

360 Athletics has been the most trusted Canadian sporting goods wholesaler for more than 40 years. Our headquarters is based in Oakville, Ontario. We pride ourselves on offering our customers the highest quality fitness products so you can perform your best! We are honoured to be Canada’s distributor for the following leading brands: BOSU, COREFX, TriggerPoint Performance, Balega, Harbinger, Hyperice, and FuelBelt. Contact us today to find out more about our products and how we can help.

Preferred Equipment Provider

Bellies Inc was first known for the Ab System – a patented system to help pregnant women prepare, recover and restore their core. They have since evolved into the industry leader in female core and pelvic floor education and are helping professionals move their clients safely through pregnancy, motherhood and menopause.

Since 1974, HK continues to be the premier publisher of physical activity resources, producing textbooks, consumer books, software, videos, journals, online education courses, and more. HK serves the fitness industry with resources in personal training, group fitness, yoga, strength training, club management, rehabilitation therapy, and more. Browse and visit the HK booth.

Preferred Education Provider

Kangoo Club Canada is the official Kangoo Jumps distributor in Canada. We are authorised trainers to teach instructors for all Kangoo Jumps fitness programs. Our objective is to spread the benefits of exercising with Kangoo Jumps rebound boots. Our services include fitness classes for kids and adults, birthday parties, after school programs, branding, fundraiser events and sale and rent of KJ boots, instructor training workshops. where fit meets fun.

NPE is the leading fitness business coaching company for business owners to grow their business and create the life they want. Since 2006, they’ve helped 36,000+ fitness business owners in 96+ countries as an award winning global company with a team of 30+ staff across North America, UK/Europe, and Asia-Pacific.

Preferred Education Provider

POUND® is a unique exercise method inspired by the energizing, infectious, and sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums. What started as one class in Los Angeles, CA has exploded into a global fitness and lifestyle brand with a network of over 14,000 certified instructors across the world!, 310.601.4728

YogaFit® is the largest Yoga school in the world with over 250,000 trained instructors worldwide. Founded in 1994 by Beth Shaw, YogaFit®offers a user-friendly, fitness-oriented style of yoga for everybody and every, body. Offering numerous specialty teacher training, including Seniors, PreNatal, Anatomy, Kids, Restorative and Therapeutic featuring our 100-hour YogaFit for Warriors certificate for trauma-informed Yoga. A registered school (RYS) with Yoga Alliance for 200 and 500-hour training, YogaFit was the 2013 recipient of the Steve Block Vendor of the Year Award and is the official Yoga Education Provider for canfitpro. | 1-855-607-YOGA (9642)

Preferred Education Provider

Founded in 2001, Zumba® is the largest branded fitness company in the world – reporting more than 15 million weekly participants, in 200,000 locations, across 186 countries. Known as “exercise in disguise”, Zumba blends contagious world rhythms with easy-to-follow choreography, for an effective, total-body workout that feels more like a party than exercise. In addition to its original Zumba program, the company offers 10 Zumba specialty classes– from aquatic-based to those specifically designed for active older adults and children. In 2016, Zumba launched its first non-dance, high intensity workout STRONG by Zwumba®, where music acts as the main motivator. The Zumba lifestyle is rounded out by the company’s many consumer product offerings, including DVDs, video games and original music, activewear and footwear and interactive Fitness-Concert™ events. For more information about Zumba’s programs and products, or to find a live class, visit Visit the ZLife blog and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Saturday, November 3

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
301 – Meditation + Mindfulness (W/S)

Nathalie Lacombe

Meditation reduces stress, increases energy and mental clarity, and bolsters the immune system and overall vitality. This workshop will combine theory and practice, breaking down the science behind HRV (heart rate variability) monitoring and how it allows us to tune in to our own inner frequency. We’ll listen to our bodies in a deep and meaningful way as our practice guides us through a gentle moving meditation, adding in mantra-based (chanting) meditation, silent meditation, and more. We’ll continue with trust and surrender so that we can experience fully the state of meditation.

BYOM | 1 PTS | 1 FIS


302 – Perfect Protocols for Chronic Conditions (L)

Igor Klibanov

When a doctor prescribes a medication, there is a lot of precision behind it. He’ll tell you what medication to take, at what dosage, in the morning, or evening, and with or away from meals. But when he recommends exercise, he leaves it very vague. What kind of exercise should you do? Cardio? Strength training? Stretching? How many times per week? At what intensity? Those details are missing. But in this seminar, you will learn the exact recommendations for diabetes, osteoporosis, arthritis, high blood pressure, and Alzheimer’s. Just like different medications are used for different conditions, so should different exercise protocols. That’s what you’ll get out of this session.

1 PTS | 1 FIS

303 – Grow Beyond Trading Time for Money: How to Navigate the Journey from Fitness Coach to Business Owner (L)

Brady Johnson

Why do most coaches struggle so much in becoming successful business owners? Because they haven’t yet learned the skills, developed the systems, and built the team needed to continue getting (and keeping) new clients consistently each month.

And with good reason! It’s easy to get frustrated and feel overwhelmed when you’re trying to learn all the new skills required to grow a business, which requires significant financial investment (and sacrifices).

The risk of getting it wrong is so great. Follow the right path and your business and income grows.

Choose the wrong path (or stumble along the way) and you’ll quickly find yourself working harder with longer hours than ever before while making less money than when you started!

Learning Objectives:
1. Develop a mindset change to go from an individual contributor trading time for money to business owner that gets paid for creating results.
2. Learn how to create a strategic plan for getting and keeping more clients every month.
3. Understand the system and process of hiring and developing quality coaches who care about serving clients as much as you do.

1 PTS | 1 FIS


304 – Strong By Zumba (W/S)

Amanda Grant

Think you have what it takes? This revolutionary high-intensity workout truly follows the music. Body weight, muscle conditioning, cardio, and plyometrics are synced to original music designed to match each move. We’ll ask again: think you have what it takes? Join the STRONG by Zumba® challenge: winners receive prizes!



305 – BOSU® Pilates Core Power (W/S)

Helen Vanderburg

Evolve your core training and take it to the next level! Featuring a fusion of elements from pilates, you’ll experience an integrated approach to moving from your powerhouse and the core’s relationship to total-body strength, balance and power. Tackle your complete core in six body positions and walk away with fun, functional, and unique ideas to add to your workouts. Dive deep into core stability and mobility as you learn movement complexes and strategies to build core strength and improve performance and function.

1 PTS | 1 FIS


306 – What is your Personality Style? (L)

Nathalie Plamondon-Thomas

Do you feel that somethings, your clients are not speaking the same language than yours? Learn from the Style-LIST test, what your personality style is, what are your strengths, weaknesses and communication styles and how to identify your client’s in order to better connect with them, be more effective when it comes to renew their contract with you, selling your services to new clients and bring them to reach higher results.

1 PTS | 1 FIS | 1 HWL

307 – Nutrition Coaching for Training Clients (L)

Josh Stryde

Training clients often rely on their coaches to offer nutrition advice. Fitness coaches don’t need to be certified nutritionists to help encourage behavior change and dispense basic nutrition knowledge. This course will provide a fitness coach with tools and strategies to help their clients achieve success in the kitchen as well as on the gym floor maximizing their results.

1 PTS | 1 FIS | 1 HWL

9:45 AM – 11:00 AM

311 – GENERAL SESSION: Building a Badass Toolbox for Change (L)

Emma Barry

Capitalize on the chaos of being in an industry disrupted.

The Health and Fitness industry has never been more exciting. There has never been more money invested, more focus directed and more need for what we do than right this very second. Peppered with 20 years of fun stories from the road and a belly full of Emma-isms learn how to: catapult your career, pivot to your advantage and apply 5 kickass hacks to awesomeness! And most importantly, understand how Canadians are uniquely and powerfully poised to achieve greatness on the world stage of fitness. Eh.

1 PTS | 1 FIS | 1 HWL

11:45 AM – 1:00 PM

321 – Posture and Flexibility in the Group Fitness Studio (W/S)

Robin O’Grady

Every day we are seeing more and more postural deficiencies in the individuals coming into class. As we watch the next generation come up it is apparent that this trend is not improving, in fact may be getting worse. We are in a unique position to help those that come to our class. This session will help to understand the posture of our members and how we can efficiently and effectively guide them into a better posture.

BYOM | 1 PTS | 1 FIS

322 – DNA Knowledge is Power (L)

Mark Campbell, Ginette Biro

If you could have the answers for direction regarding your health and fitness, would you want to know? Discover what DNA pioneer trainers Ginette Biro and Mark Campbell have discovered. Does your body respond better with higher carbs or higher fats? Will your results show sooner with endurance or strength based exercise? The answer lies within you. Cutting edge scientific research awaits you to unlock the power of your DNA.

1 PTS | 1 FIS | 1 HWL

324 – The REAL Fat Burning Zone (W/S)

Karyn Silenzi

In this session, you will understand the 3 different energy delivery systems – differentiating relative from absolute fat burning. Recent studies which support the proper way to achieve EPOC are discussed.

1 PTS | 1 FIS | 1 HWL

325 – BooTy®

Tara Newbigging

As a ‘unique Brand’, BooTy® is an inspiring, barefoot fitness program designed to unleash the potential in one’s mind, body and soul. The BooTy® program combines athletic movement with powerful music, creating a perfect balance between intensity and fun. It allows participants of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds to feel clear, strong and empowered to live their most authentic lives with each class.


326 – BOSU® + Bar: Grip, Tip, Flip & Strip (W/S)

Helen Vanderburg

Take your total body conditioning to the next level by combining the BOSU® Balance Trainer with the BOSU® Bar. Learn how the bar can enhance strength, stability, balance and core activation by simply changing the way you hold it. Experience 100+ exercises, progressions, regressions and variations while you master the ‘Graduation Grid’ and breathe life into your conditioning toolbox. Whether you grip it, tip it, flip it, or strip it, even the simplest of exercises will feel brand new and be accessible for all!

1 PTS | 1 FIS


327 – Yes, You Are An Underpaid “Therapist” (L)

Nathalie Plamondon-Thomas

Whether you like it or not, your clients lay out their personal problems before you and somehow, you know that they have bigger issues than just needing someone to put them through an exercise routine. Learn the Life Coaching skills you need in order to empower yourself and your clients with knowing how to address what is really going on and generate the results they really want!

1 PTS | 1 FIS | 1 HWL

328 – Using Mother Nature as Guide to Improve Our Health (L)

Josh Stryde

Never have individuals had the opportunity to choose the foods they ate, or have had the ability to consume a wide variety of foods from all over the world. We live in a very fortunate time but also problematic. We are more removed from understanding how food is cultivated and produced. Forever nature provided us with the perfect diet, changing each season. The sun regulated our sleep schedule, and we were forced to be more active in order to ensure survival. This course examines how we return to nature while living in today’s world.

1 PTS | 1 FIS | 1 HWL

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

331 – Diastasis and the Pelvic Floor Connection (W/S)

Julia Di Paolo, Kim Vopni

The pelvic floor and diastasis are finally getting some press, but is what you’re reading on the internet the whole truth? Often viewed as two separate topics, the pelvic floor and abdomen are intimately connected and understanding their relationship is critical for anyone working with…well, anyone! Everyone has a pelvic floor and everyone can have diastasis recti. Learn the anatomy and purpose of the inner core and how to work it most effectively and you’ll rejuvenate your tool kit – your clients will be asking for more of your secret sauce.

BYOM | 1 PTS | 1 FIS


332 – Adrenaline Junkie to Flunkie (L)

Mark Campbell

From junkie to flunkie ~ what happens when we don’t consider adrenal health? Understand where you or your client stands on the adrenal scale. Learn the symptoms of a crash before it happens and discover how diet, lifestyle, and exercise can affect the adrenals. Learn work outs and mindsets to rise above a clients situation. Understand adrenal usage and what we can do to strengthen our adrenals.

1 PTS | 1 FIS | 1 HWL

333 – Fill Your Schedule with Clients You Love Working With (L)

Brady Johnson

Too many fitness professionals struggle to find prospective clients. They struggle with inspiring people to commit to health and fitness goals and to their programs. They get scared and uncomfortable when asking people for money. And they are afraid to challenge clients to make commitments.

Bottom line: They believe that helping people and asking for money are at odds with each other.

That’s simply not true.

This session by NPE will walk you step-by-step through a proven process for inspiring commitments in prospective clients, so you’ll help more clients than ever commit to their goals and build a full schedule of great clients you love working with (and no more waiting two empty hours for your next appointment). Ultimately, you’ll be able to take pride in earning a good professional income doing the work you love.

Learning Objectives:
1. How to make a mindset change: Success starts from having the right mindset. We’ll show you how to get in the right frame-of-mind.
2. A 7.5 step communication process for inspiring commitment: Successful fitness professionals don’t try to “wing it.” They lead clients each step of the way through a planned process that sets them up for success (and enrolls them on their programs!).
3. Simple strategies for finding the best clients: Choose your market, your message, and your “media,” the best place to find more prospective clients that you’re excited to work with.

1 PTS | 1 FIS | 1 HWL


334 – POUND® – Rockout. Workout. (W/S)

Ira McNamara

Sweat. Sculpt. & ROCK in this cardio jam session inspired by drumming. You won’t just listen to music–you’ll become the music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and Pilates-inspired movements. Designed for all fitness levels, POUND® provides the perfect atmosphere for letting loose, getting energized, toning up and rockin’ out!



335 – No Equipment, No Problem (W/S)

Robin O’Grady

Realize your full potential using absolutely no equipment. Using only your body discover new and creative ways to achieve a full body workout. This session will show fun and intense ways to move in all three planes, combining facets of strength training, metcon, martial arts and yoga. You will leave this session feeling incredibly stronger and more mobile. It is everything your participants and clients need, while giving them the workout they want.

BYOM | 1 PTS | 1 FIS

336 – Hyper Activated Mobility: Should you Stabilize or Mobilize (W/S)

Chad Benson

Have you ever heard the phrase “proximal stability leads to distal mobility and strength?” Understanding this concept is essential to achieving effective movement. While mobility techniques are an important step in overcoming the diseases associated with automation, one major reason for lost mobility is poor stability. Adding more ROM on top of instability is dangerous, increasing the risk of injury, decreasing functional performance, and eventually causing chronic pain. In this hands-on and active seminar you’ll learn how to assess and correct (inhibit vs. activate) mobility deficits using two exceptionally impactful and portable tools: the Hyperice Sphere and Vyper.

1 PTS | 1 FIS


337 – Why Do Your Clients 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 do a majority of people lose weight, gain it back with interest? Learn why self-sabotage occurs and how to address it at the source. You will leave with simple techniques to help your clients reprogram their brains to work towards their goals instead of interfering with them.

1 PTS | 1 FIS | 1 HWL

338 – Everything You Wanted to Know About Nutritional Supplements But Were Afraid to Ask (L)

Igor Klibanov

Your clients are constantly asking you about nutritional supplements. And you feel obligated to give an answer, because you’re the expert. But sometimes, you’re not sure yourself. In this session, you will get a crash course on supplements. You will learn how to know whether a supplement really works or not, what to look for on the label to identify the quality of a supplement, and how to figure out the right dosage.

1 PTS | 1 FIS | 1 HWL

4:15 PM – 5:45 PM

341 – YogaFit Hip Openers (W/S)

Nathalie Lacombe

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 for proper alignment and learn poses for both you and your clients.

BYOM | 1 PTS | 1 FIS


342 – The Framework of Advanced Program Design (L)

Mark Campbell

Simple program design information is readily available and clients new to exercise are relatively easy to please. Intermediate and advanced clientele are a bit harder to impress and even sometimes harder to prove success with. This straightforward approach will allow you to customize your own style and design a program that will lay the framework to creating more effective splits. Avoiding over-training, and under-balanced programs, while adding purpose and direction will enable amazing results. Highlighting the value of super-compensation programs, the need for proper rest, the untapped benefits of flexibility, and the alignment with a good cardiovascular program.


343 – What’s New and Next in Fitness (L)

Emma Barry

How to remain relevant, learn from the best and be a baller in the best industry in the world. A provocative peek at what’s driving change in clubs, people and behaviors in tomorrow’s fitness age. Understand the macro trends that are shaping the fitness ecosystem of the future. Learn the rules on breaking the rules. Predict where the pendulums of fitness will swing next. Apply innovation like a boutique, optimize third spaces and follow the lead of Giants: Apple, Tesla and Google.

1 PTS | 1 FIS | 1 HWL

344 – Zumba® Cardio Blast (W/S)

Amanda Grant

Revolutionize your cardio workout and feel the Latin Heat with exotic world rhythms in red-hot, never-before-seen ways. This class will challenge and inspire you all at the same time! Learn how to make your routines really ‘pop’ with hits from multi-platinum Latin and international artists. So come walk in, and dance out!



345 – Turbulent (W/S)

Helen Vanderburg

Learn a new form of high intensity interval training with turbulent. This workout protocol involves a wide range of interval training styles from low to moderate and high to extreme; performed in cycles with high intensity cardio bursts. Come away with practical interval training exercises that can boost your training in group fitness, small group and personal training. Get results in a short period of time. Cause some turbulent and turn up the intensity!

1 PTS | 1 FIS

346 – Hyper-Mobility, Stability, and Performance: Nervous System-Based Activation, Movement, and Functional Integration (W/S)

Chad Benson

The sitting disease and automation are killing our nervous systems, proprioception, function, metabolism, and mobility. Today more than ever, our clients and class participants walk in the door deactivated. Even those who work out regularly spend most of their day in low nervous system activation. In this seminar, you’ll learn how to use vibration technology to prevent injury, optimize performance, systematically apply warm-up, and prep your clients for life, sport, and working out.

1 PTS | 1 FIS


347 – Think Yourself a Sales Pro (L)

Nathalie Plamondon-Thomas

You are a great personal trainer but you would rather go without having to ”sell your services¹’. Discover how adding extra dimensions to the way you sell your personal training business can generate a greater income for you, faster results for your clients, and set the base for a higher client retention and referral rate. You will leave with easy to apply skills, a revamped relationship with money and a new mindset about the way you see yourself as a Sales Pro.


348 – Beyond Exercise and Nutrition: How Hormones, Digestion and More Affect Your Weight (L)

Igor Klibanov

We preach exercise and nutrition, but sometimes, you still have those clients who aren’t losing weight. You don’t think they are lying, and you do believe that they are following advice. You’re scratching your head, thinking there must be something you’re not addressing. Well, there is! In this talk, we will address 8 reasons besides exercise and nutrition that may make it hard for your clients to lose weight. From hormonal imbalances, to brain chemistry, to digestion and stress, and more.

1 PTS | 1 FIS | 1 HWL

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

351 – Core Without Crunches (W/S)

Julia Di Paolo, 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!

BYOM | 1 PTS | 1 FIS


352 – PANEL PRESENTATION: Boutiques, Brands, and Building a Following (L)

Emma Barry, Nathalie Lacombe, Nathalie Plamondon-Thomas, Helen Vanderburg

Whether you are a small boutique business operator-owner, entrepreneur, independent trainer, or fitness professional working with a large company, navigating the complicated landscape of social media, marketing, and branding can be a daunting undertaking. We all have an overwhelming desire to share our passion for fitness with the world, but know that we need to keep up with the trends to do so effectively. Facilitated by leading industry expert Emma Barry, attend this session to hear insight from several successful home grown fitness professionals in various specialties, learn about the challenges they have faced in an effort to build their brand and how they overcame them, and ask questions to learn how their approach could work for you.

1 PTS | 1 FIS | 1 HWL

353 – Kangoo Power (W/S)

Dorina Rigo

Try a whole new level of rebounding! Kangoo Jumps rebound boots are provided for a high intensity, dynamic and motivating class. Some of the benefits of using KJ rebound boots include: 25% more calorie burn, 80% less impact on the joints. Also the boots help to improve balance, core strength, bone density, and even helps to improve the lymph system. Experience how to have fun while getting fit!

1 PTS | 1 FIS

354 – HIIT or Miss (W/S)

Karyn Silenzi

In this session, you will understand the nuances between three different types of interval training structures. This will ensure that you are HIITing the mark in your next weight or cardio Interval Training class.

1 PTS | 1 FIS

356 – The Trinity Approach ~ Mind Body Spirit (L)

Mark Campbell

An in-depth look at the mind-body-spirit approach to changing and improving our overall health and wellness. Trinity approach gives participants an understanding of the importance of discovering and training the mind to allow the spirit the opportunity to affect the change we wish to see in our physical bodies. When the three parts are in a cohesive fusion, the amount of physical transformation possible is unparalleled. Co-taught with Ginette Biro.

1 PTS | 1 FIS | 1 HWL

357 – What it Takes for your Clients to Lose Fat and Keep it Off (L)

Josh Stryde

What are the mechanism behind the rising obesity rates? Is it environmental? Is it psychological? Related to genetics? Do individuals have the power to reverse the effects? This lecture examines what we know about the contributions, what methods individuals have had the most success with in reducing their weight, as well as the looking at the complications of creating such a significant change in the body and how difficult it can be to maintain.

1 PTS | 1 FIS | 1 HWL

358 – The ‘Why’ Behind Our Workout (L)

Tara Newbigging

Learn more about REALLY helping women!

Fitness on one level helps us clear our minds and energy in our body. What if you could link a fitness program that helps women self-heal and transform and links you into your life and coaching business? The emotional attachment and the energy we are needing to feel or release is so very important to understand. Rather than just going through the motions what about helping women connect with those emotions.

Join Tara Newbigging the creator of the BooTy® Program and Certifed Life Coach to learn more about the impact that you can create with your female clients.

1 PTS | 1 FIS | 1 HWL

Thursday, November 1  & Friday, November 2

8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
101 – Core Confidence Specialist Certification (W/S) – Day 1

Julia Di Paolo & Kim Vopni

Pelvic floor dysfunction and diastasis recti (AKA “mummy tummy”) are garnering a great deal of interest in the fitness world, but do you know how to assess for it? More importantly, do you know how to move your female clients in ways that will finally flatten their abs and stop them from running to the bathroom before, during, and after each session? This certification will teach you all of this and more. Over 2 days, you will learn how to screen for and assess your clients for pelvic floor dysfunction and diastasis recti within your scope, the best core exercises for pregnancy, motherhood and menopause, and business strategies that will help you elevate your business and truly position yourself as a core expert.

BYOM | 4 PTS | 4 FIS

Sponsored by

Professional Members: $547
Non-Members: $685 (includes one-year canfitpro Professional Membership)

Friday, November 2

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
201 – STRONG by Zumba® Instructor Training (W/S)

Amanda Grant

STRONG revolutionizes Zumba® workouts as you know them, melding upbeat rhythms with powerful cardio and strength-conditioning moves to fire your fitness potential. Think progressive resistance and overload, plyometrics, core, and functional training using only your own body weight, all rolled into one dynamic, results-driven class guaranteed to challenge your entire body. Relying on proven HIIT methods, but with a Zumba twist, we call our program HITTZ— High-Intensity Tempo Training—Zumba style! The strength of the beat challenges you to find power, strength, speed, stamina, and mobility. Optimize your workout and make every minute count as you push beyond your limits. Join the party and get fit.

This course includes:

• Electronic Instructor Training Manual
• Training Recap Video – delivered digitally
• STRONG by Zumba™ My First Class™ – 60 minutes of music and moves, delivered digitally
• E-learning course with the foundational fitness moves and science behind the program
• Certificate of Completion
• BONUS – ongoing music and moves on ZIN NOW
• Fitness Certification Credits for Instructor Training – varies by country
• Fitness Certification Credits for E-Learning – varies by country
• ACE CEC’s: E-Learning and AFAA CEU’s: E-Learning


$250 Registration Fee; USE PROMO CODE: CANFITPROSBZ25 to receive a $25 discount. Click here to register!

Sponsored by:

4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
202 – Prepair2Perform (P2P) Assess, Align and Optimize Biomechanics (W/S)

Chad Benson
Coach Benson, co-author of the new canfitpro PTS textbook, teaches the biomechanics of assessment and movement. You’ll learn how to error-detect and correct myoneural dysfunction. A myofascial sling-based functional movement assessment forms the foundation of the innovative P2P corrective exercises in this seminar. Based on the assessment results, you’ll learn when to inhibit and when to activate using vibratory technology. Once nervous system alignment is achieved, we’ll look at techniques to progress client and class participant function from low to high. 

2 PTS | 2 FIS

Sponsored by

Professional Members: $139
Non-Members: $276 (includes one-year canfitpro Professional Membership)

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
203 – CPR Level A & AED

Carlie Nicol

Includes the topics covered in CPR Level A, as well as a close look at automated external defibrillators (AEDs), small, lightweight devices that look at the person’s heart rhythm and can recognize ventricular fibrillation (VF), also known as “sudden cardiac arrest” or SCA. Research has shown that AED programs can increase survival rates from 5% to 75%. This course teaches how the heart works, the need for AEDs, and safe techniques for AED use in cases of sudden cardiac arrest.

Member: $60
Non-Member: $69

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
205 – Jillian Michael’s BODYSHRED

Andrea Chew

Jillian Michaels BODYSHRED™™ Certification is a phenomenal Certification Workshop that allows fitness professionals to become certified to teach this 30-minute high intensity metabolic training program. Utilizing Jillian’s 3-2-1 interval approach to whole body circuit training (3 min. of strength, 2 min. of cardio, 1 min. of abs), BODYSHRED™ integrates all of the most progressive exercise science techniques used by world-class athletes into one program. Elite workout methods like HIIT, PHA, plyometrics, super-setting, combo lifting, 3-dimensional movement possibilities, functional bodyweight training and much more, come together in one powerful class that offers you the most successful way to get lean and shredded fast. BODYSHRED™ not only burns more calories while you’re training but can literally ACCELERATE your metabolism long after the workout is finished so you continue burning fat and calories at a higher rate – for up to 24-48 hours post training. You’ll shed fat, define muscle, dramatically enhance athletic performance, and transform your physique. This class is unparalleled in its approach and its results!

4 PTS | 4 FIS

Member: $299
Non-Member: $397 (includes a one-year canfitpro Professional Membership)

Emma Barry

Emma Barry is an observer and catalyst, fluent in what’s NEXT for fitness globally. Emma has inhaled senior roles with juggernaut Les Mills International and luxury-lifestyle brand Equinox.

Emma is a prolific blogger and sought-after speaker and mentor who contributes to business, trends and women’s forums.

Emma delights in catapulting people towards their potential as you will experience in person.

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.

Ginette Biro

With a bachelors degree in Kinesiology and a minor in pedagogy, Ginette has a passion to continually learn to teach what she has discovered in the world of health and fitness. “This industry is ever evolving and that is what makes it so exciting!” Having worked in clinical rehab and also as a personal trainer to elite athletes and everything in between, Ginette enjoys the variety of what fitness can be.

Having journeyed through her own injury rehabilitation and overcoming illness, these experiences have only reinforced her value of fitness and her determination to share what she has learned. Ginette is currently working on writing a book about mind-body-spirit wellness and is speaking at various conferences across western Canada.

Mark Campbell

Mark Campbell has an array of skills and abilities that give him the opportunity to help many people. He is an exceptional educator and PRO TRAINER with the Canadian Association of Fitness Professionals. His many years in this industry have led him to be nominated for the fitness professional of the year award and to have won several consecutive awards as the pro trainer of the year. Having owned a successful personal training business Mark has had the chance to share his love of health and fitness with thousands of clients having accumulated over 40 thousand hours of training time and continuing education. He is now currently focusing much of his time as an educator and inspirational speaker across Canada in addition to working as a co-author on a book about Holistic health and fitness. In his spare time, he is also a contributing author for various health and wellness magazines. Mark’s passion is people and the sharing of their stories. His energy can light up a room as he can easily captivate and motivate an audience with his enthusiasm and authenticity. Not one to boast, if you ask Mark to explain his credentials you will hear him say he is an “all around good guy”. This is true because to know Mark is to know an amazing human being whose soul purpose is to help the world be a better place by sharing his experience and expertise.

Andrea Chew

Andrea’s passion for fitness began in her youth playing high level team sports where she was always driven to excel to the next level.  It was a natural fit for her to pursue a career that embraced her love of wellness.

Andrea is currently a PRO TRAINER with canfitpro, a Master Trainer in BODYSHRED and an instructor at Motion Fitness with almost a decade of fitness instructing.

Andrea currently instructs the following classes: BODYSHRED, Fitness Kickboxing, TRX, Group Power, R30 Spin, Group Ride, Group Core and PIYO.  Her classes are upbeat and motivating.  She expects the best from her participants, no matter what fitness level they are at.  But most of all, she expects them to have fun! You will often hear her saying in her classes; “if you can’t have fun, you won’t come back!”

Julia Di Paolo

A pelvic floor physiotherapist, Julia has been treating pre- and postnatal women for nearly a decade. She has extensive experience with conditions like diastasis recti, pelvic organ prolapse, and incontinence.

Julia completed a specialized postgraduate education program focusing on assessment and treatment of the pelvic floor and associated dysfunctions. She’s passionate about sharing her knowledge with others to help increase awareness about women’s health.

Amanda Grant

With more than 20 years of dance and fitness experience, Amanda brings an abundance of knowledge, energy and fun to every class or instructor training she teaches.

As a former Zumba Education Specialist, Amanda has travelled across Canada, the US and even as far as Nicaragua training fitness professionals tools and techniques to be a great instructor. She joined the STRONG by Zumba team in 2017 and has been training Instructors across Canada since.

Brady Johnson

After not fitting in as a child, Brady turned to Fitness as a coping mechanism. As she grew up, she realized how intimidating the typical gym was and vowed to create an environment that was inclusive, supportive, and welcoming. With a dream and some discipline, Brady went to work to make her dream a reality opening Encompass Fitness in 2014. She joined NPE, the leading fitness business coaching company, in 2016 to help grow her fitness business and in nine months, she went from five active members to 117, hired staff aligned with her core values, moved into a 5,200 square full facility, and generated over $200,00 in revenue. Today she has a team that manages the day-to-day operations of her fitness business so she can spend more time travelling and empowering other fitness professionals and business owners.

Igor Klibanov

Igor Klibanov was selected as one of the top 5 personal trainers in Toronto by the Metro News newspaper and is the author of a book called “STOP EXERCISING!

The Way You Are Doing it Now.” In 2010 he founded Fitness Solutions Plus, which provides personal training as well as fitness education for personal trainers.

Nathalie Lacombe


Blending 20 years of international experience with degrees in psychology and exercise science, Nathalie educates and inspires you.

As the Vice President of canfitpro – the leader in fitness and wellness education – Nathalie’s vibrant leadership style leads to profound and lasting changes for her staff, clients, and participants.

When you connect with Nathalie in one of her sessions, you are sure to leave with new ideas and a newfound energy.

Ira McNamara

Ira McNamara is a York University Kinesiology graduate with over 20 years of experience in the fitness industry.

As a presenter and speaker, he has been honoured to be involved in events across North America. He is a POUND ICON with POUND Rockout Workout as well as Master for BOSU.

Ira holds a black sash in kickboxing but he is most proud of being a husband and a father to four kids.

Tara Newbigging

Entrepreneur, the mastermind behind the BooTy® program, Soul Coach, Fitness Coach, YogaTeacher, and adventure seeker residing in the Canadian Rockies.

She holds a Bachelor of Physical Health and Education with a Major in Health Promotion.

Beyond the labels, she is a passionate individual who loves to inspire people and help them discover their talents and gifts.

Carlie Nicol

Carlie has been in the health & wellness industry for 15 years. She is FIS certified and a PRO TRAINER with canfitpro teaching the Fitness Instructor Specialist course, CPR and First Aid.

She holds her certificate in Yoga Therapy and as such, all of Carlie’s classes are looked at with a therapeutic approach to how well we can move our bodies, in the current state that it is in whether it be from treatment for illness or injury or years of repetitive strain.

Carlie specializes in working with +50 populations, recently completing her Active Aging Coach thru canfitpro in 2017 and Aqua Fitness Certification in 2018. Aside from teaching yoga, you will also find her teaching various land & water based Group Fitness circuit classes.


Robin O’Grady

Robin began a career in health and wellness in 2003. Since then Robin has been dedicated to teaching mindset strategies, health and fitness. Her contagious energy and positive outlook has ensured she excelled in all areas.

Along with being a passionate Group Fitness Instructor, Dancer, Dance instructor and Martial Artist, she owns O’Grady Consulting. In addition, she runs an annual apprenticeship program, mentoring new instructors into the AFLCA.

Robin has become a regular Presenter and Educator at facilities and conferences across North America and is proud to be a Certified Mindset Coach, Master Trainer for Lebert Fitness and Assistant Trainer for the AFLCA. Robin is a passionate educator and with her positive energy and radiant smile Robin’s sessions are always uplifting and inspiring!

Nathalie Plamondon-Thomas

Nathalie Plamondon-Thomas is a successful Life Coach, NLP Master Practitioner, Nutrition and Wellness Specialist, Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer and published author of the books: When You’re Hungry, You Gotta Eat, and No. 1 Best-Sellers Simple Success Strategies, and Think Yourself Thin.

She has been working in the fitness industry for over 29 years, including 10 years at GoodLife Fitness where she earned several awards.

Dorina Rigo

Dorina Rigo has been teaching Kangoo Jumps fitness classes for over 7 years. She has been authorised international trainer to teach instructors for 6 years in all Kangoo Jumps Fitness Programs (Kangoo Bootcamp, Kangoo Power, Kangoo Dance and Kangoo Discovery). Her enthusiasm and expertise has lead thousands of people to love Kangoo Jumps fitness programs and has transformed hundreds into official Kangoo Jumps instructors. She has been holding instructor training workshops all over Canada as well as Mexico, Thailand, The Netherlands, Turkey, USA, UAE. She presented, taught classes for over 700 people at the Kangoo Jumps International Festival. Her true passion for Kangoo Jumps can be seen whenever she talks about the product or teaches a Kangoo Jumps fitness program. Her company is Kangoo Club Canada (

Karyn Silenzi

For nearly 28 years Karyn Silenzi canfitpro PRO TRAINER FIS has been active in the health and fitness industries. A Canadian Provincial Team athlete in Rowing and a National Team athlete in Long Distance Triathlons, Karyn has worked with and trained alongside Olympic and Nationally ranked athletes and coaches. Graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education she developed an interest and pursued further education in fitness and group exercise training with the belief that health and education go hand in hand.

She currently holds the position of Group Fitness Manager for all of Calgary Spa Lady locations. In addition to the hiring and training of fitness professionals at specific fitness facilities, Karyn also works with other clubs in Calgary, Airdrie, Red Deer and Edmonton. Teaching 6-8 fitness classes each week Karyn presents at fitness conferences and runs training workshops for fitness professionals here in Calgary at several facilities in a number of different group fitness modalities.


Josh Stryde

Josh Stryde is the Regional Nutrition Director for International Fitness Services (World Health, Spa Lady and Banker’s Hall).

He’s been running seminars and coaching nutrition clients since 2012. He has been a personal trainer for over 10 years with over 10,000 hours of on floor personal training experience.

In his spare time, Josh is an accomplished Obstacle Course Racing and Trail Running athlete with over 30 podium finishes.

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.

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.

Kim Vopni

Kim Vopni is the author of Prepare To Push and uses her certifications in Personal Training, Pre/Postnatal Fitness and Pfilates (pelvic floor pilates), along with her training as a Postpartum Doula to help women get through birth in one piece.

She is known as The Fitness Doula and loves sharing her preventative and restorative exercise strategies with other fitness professionals who work with pregnant women and new moms.

Visit the Trade Show!
Saturday, November 3, 2018
9:30 am – 6:00 pm


Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre-Calgary
Foyer of Plaza 1-3


The trade show’s quaint atmosphere will give you the personal one on one time with our vendors to demo and sample some of the latest products the industry has to offer including fitness accessories, supplements and apparel!

The admission to the trade show is included in your conference registration. This is a great opportunity to find great deals on your health and fitness needs!

Please be sure to check back as there are new exhibitors signing up every week.



360 Athletics Inc. Sponsor
Bellies Inc. Sponsor
canfitpro Exhibitor
Human Kinetics Sponsor
Kangoo Club Canada Sponsor
Nimbleback Inc. Exhibitor
POUND – Rockout. Workout. Sponsor
Prairie Naturals Exhibitor
PureTrim Exhibitor
Xlear Exhibitor

For more information on how to sponsor or exhibit contact us at 1-800-667-5622, 416-493-3515 or