Join us at canfitpro Montréal on March 30 – 31, 2019!

Registration now OPEN!
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Sessions & Intensives are now LIVE!

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 canfitpro Montréal!

Registration now OPEN!
Download the Registration Form Here
For your security, we strongly recommend that you register online using our secure payment page.


Received By: Professional Member Non-Member**
March 6, 2019 $199 $312**
After March 6, 2019 $249 $362**

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.



The fastest, easiest and more secure to register.


  • Access to your choice of educational workshops, and lectures
  • Workshops offered in French and English, some bilingual speakers, as indicated
  • Unlimited entry to the Trade Show
  • Informative handouts provided by the presenters (available online one week prior to the event and 30 days after)
  • CECs from canfitpro and other accredited organizations
  • Conveniently located downtown
  • Online Certificate of Completion


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 advance 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, 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.


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.

NOTE: Once registration is processed, discounts and/or promotional codes cannot be applied retroactively. Discounts only apply to conference registration fees and are not applicable for pre-conference sessions.


Once registrations are processed, discounts/promotional codes cannot be applied retroactively. Discounts and promotions cannot be applied to Intensive workshops or additional materials they apply to event registration fees only.


canfitpro MONTRÉAL treats all attendees including those with special access needs with respect and dignity. People with special needs are entitled to the same access as any other attendee. Persons with disabilities are required to pay full admission however one attendant/caregiver will receive complimentary admission. Admission for the attendant/caregiver will be provided and the canfitpro Registration Desk. For the full canfitpro AODA policy please select the Accessible Customer Service Policy by clicking here.


Cancellations for the vent and/or Intensive Workshops must be received in writing (fax/mail/) to canfitpro or by email to 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.


Le Westin Montréal
270 Saint-Antoine St W.
Montréal, QC H2Y 0A3
Toll-Free: 1-866-837-4262
Phone: 514-380-3333

Conference attendees are eligible for the canfitpro special rate of $185 per room, per night, single or double occupancy. Additional person in the room is $40 per night.

To reserve your room:
1) Please call Le Westin Montréal at 514-380-3333 or the Toll-Free Reservation Centre at 1-866-837-4262. To ensure you receive the special rate, please identify yourself as a canfitpro delegate. The special rate is available until March 10th, 2019.
2) Search for available rooms and book your room online by clicking here.


canfitpro has negotiated a special 10% discount for travel to Montreal with VIA Rail from anywhere in Canada.

VALID: March 27th, 2019  to  April 2nd, 2019
TERRITORY: From all stations throughout the VIA system to Montreal, Quebec and return.
RESTRICTIONS: Fare applies to a maximum of two passengers per booking.

One complimentary stopover is allowed at no additional charge.

For travel on all fare plans in Business class, the first stopover is allowed at no additional charge, provided that this stopover takes place in Toronto, Montréal or Ottawa only.

DISCOUNT: 10% off the best available fare in Economy, Economy Plus, Business, Business Plus, Sleeper class. “Subject to the conditions and restrictions of the fare plan to which the additional discount is being applied.”
EXCEPTION: Discount does not apply in any Escape fares and Prestige Class.
IDENTIFICATION: Participants must reference the event’s VIA convention discount code:  13874.

canfitpro has negotiated a special 10% discount for travel to Montréal with Air Canada.

To book a flight with your promotion code, access and enter your promotion code in the search panel.

Promotion code: 7F6KAVW1

Applicable Rules: Travel period begins March 23, 2019, and ends April 7, 2019.  Discount applies to 10% off Flex fares or higher.


Le Westin Montréal
270 Saint-Antoine St W.
Montreal, QC H2Y 0A3
Toll-Free: 1-866-837-4262
Phone: 514-380-3333


The registration desk is located on the 9th floor.
Registration desk hours:
Saturday, March 30
7:00am – 11:00am


The trade show is located in the Fortifications foyer, 9th floor. We encourage you to come shop for great deals at our trade show.

Saturday, March 30
9:30am – 6:00pm


You must pick up your delegate kit at the registration desk prior to attending sessions. Your delegate kit includes your wristband 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 smartphone. 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 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 the presenter). Please remember to print your session handouts and bring them on-site or view them on your tablet or smartphone.


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.


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 the canfitpro MONTRÉAL 2019.

Please read over the requirements below and click the link to Volunteer Local to sign up!

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 sessions on a stand-by basis

* Earn canfitpro Continuing Education Credits (CECs)

* 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 canfitpro Montréal 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 Member 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. Please ensure that your attendance is recorded so that you will be awarded CECs for your attendance at that session. 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 give you a link that allows you to change or cancel your shifts.

Click HERE for Volunteer Local



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Visit the Trade Show!

Saturday, March 30, 20199:30a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Le Westin Montréal
Fortifications Foyer, 9th floor

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!

canfitpro Exhibitor
CHEK Institute Sponsor
Dorota Stypik (Arbonne) Exhibitor
Gallagher Sponsor
HIGH Fitness Sponsor
Human Kinetics Sponsor
Metabolic Balance® Exhibitor

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

Saturday, March 30th, 2019

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

The Fundamentals of Movement Optimization for Performance and Injury Prevention – Theory (W/S)
Mai-Linh Dovan

Session: 100
Language: Bilingual

There are several theories that drive the functional training approach, as well as thousands of tools. When we think about movement and about how the body organizes and controls it, we need to consider both the muscles and the joints: they are the structural foundation on which we move. In this session, you will learn about the fundamental theories behind Movement Optimization. What are the critical drivers for effective movement and how can you target these at every single training session to make sure your clients have a movement inventory that allows them to function optimally and remain resilient to injury. Movement Optimization: Unleashing full performance potential!

Meditation + Mindfulness (W/S)
Nathalie Lacombe

Session: 101
Language: Bilingual

With a wealth of meditation and mindfulness options at our disposal, we are sure to find one that suits our needs, time, and comfort zone! We will identify how mindfulness already benefits our daily lives and explore different forms of meditation. We will experience meditation practices that derive from movement, sound, silence, and more. You’ll leave this session with a menu of easily accessible options to use for yourself and try with your clients and participants.

Assessing Core Function for Amazing Results (W/S)
Carl Weston

Session: 102
Language: English

There are dozens of assessments you can perform to determine how well your client’s core is functioning, but which ones really give the most information in the least amount of time? You’ll learn which tests the CHEK approach considers mandatory, how to determine the best assessments for different types of clients and what to do with your results to create personalized core conditioning programs that help your clients reach their goals. BYOM

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POUND – Rockout. Workout. (W/S)
France Girard

Session: 103
Language: English

Unleash your inner rockstar in this cardio jam session inspired by the infectious, energizing and sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums. Designed for all fitness levels, whether you’re a conditioned athlete or a beginner, POUND provides the perfect atmosphere for letting loose, getting energized, improving your health, and rocking out! Using Ripstix®, lightly weighted exercise drumsticks, participants will learn how to transform drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out. In addition to providing a challenging way to train the body, participants will learn how POUND promotes a positive mood, elicits confidence, enhances unity, and ultimately, inspires positive action in life. Participants will leave this session with an understanding of POUND’s effect on the mind, body, and inner rockstar.

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Yoga HIIT Fusion (W/S)
Tracy Glennon

Session: 104
Language: English

Yoga is already great at covering a number of the basic components of fitness such as flexibility, balance and strength but what about cardio? It is not uncommon to add stretches into almost any kind of workout but what about adding cardio or HIIT movements to our yoga classes? Learn techniques for progressing yoga moves, sequencing and duration of moves and how to have fun building your own fusion of yoga and HIIT!

Fuel your Fitness Flame! (L)
Lisa Mastracchio

Sessions: 105
Language: English

As the fitness industry continues to evolve with much speed and momentum, fitness professionals must stay on their A-game. But juggling classes and clients, staying current with trends while role-modelling health and wellness can be both depleting and difficult. Join Lisa’s interactive lecture on how YOU, the fitpro, can continue to grow in this ever-changing industry, stay passionate and stand the test of time. With over 25 year’s in the fitness ‘biz’, Lisa will share her experience and tips to help you stay the course! After this interactive lecture, you’ll leave feeling re-energized and refocused as you Fuel your Fitness Flame!

Longevity Hacks – How To Increase Healthspan and Improve with Age (L)
Dr. Marc Bubb

Sessions: 106
Language: Bilingual

In the last decade of life, the overwhelming majority of people with struggle with chronic pain, cognitive decline, degenerative conditions and poor quality of life. Even in your 40s, 50s or 60s, aches and pains add up and impact your energy and vitality. In this talk, Dr. Bubbs will discuss the evidence-based fundamentals highly associated with healthy ageing, factors such as; sleep, gut microbiome, blood glucose control, ideal diet, movement and the right mindset. Learn how to IMPROVE as you age for yourself or your clients!

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Movement Optimization for the Upper Body – Theory and Practical (W/S)
Mai-Linh Dovan

Session: 200
Language: Bilingual

Movement Optimization is a strategy that, if applied purposefully, will help you develop training interventions designed to target the limiting factors of movement, whether these come from mobility, stability or any other element that influences movement like behaviour and compensation.

In this workshop, you will learn about and explore new and innovative strategies to optimize shoulder function for the foundational upper body movements: bench press, overhead press, pull-ups, and other pushing and pulling variations.. Movement Optimization: Unleashing full performance potential!

The Power Trip (W/S)
Lisa Mastracchio

Session: 201
Language: Bilingual

Express workouts also known as HIIT, continue to grow in popularity in the fitness industry. More and more people prefer to squeeze in a quick sesh than spend hours training at the gym. If you crave fresh ideas to ignite your express workouts, Lisa’s session is for YOU! You’ll experience diverse interval formats, superset combos, cardio drills to fuel your quick workouts with power, strength, agility and speed. Don’t miss out on a trip like no other… The Power Trip!

Movement Training for Special Populations (W/S)
Chuck Wolf

Session: 202
Language: English

Examine how movement patterns are functionally integrated and the considerations for special populations. This session will examine functional anatomy, the body’s reaction and compensations to movement for various populations from the sedentary to chronic disorders, such as back, shoulder, and knee problems. The attendee will begin to understand functional anatomy and the compensations people develop that may contribute to chronic conditions.

HIGH Fitness: Aerobics is Back! (W/S)
Janay Wilson

Session: 203
Language: English

HIGH Fitness transforms old school aerobics into a highly addictive new fitness experience that combines simple, modern fitness techniques (i.e. HIIT, plyometrics, etc.) with music, you know and love. This results in a high energy, INTENSE and crazy fun workout that leaves participants feeling HIGH and wanting more. HIGH Fitness can be modified to meet any fitness level and has proven to produce repeat participation and results. Beyond the workout, the HIGH Fitness culture embodies a lifestyle of empowering people to maximize their health and be the best version of themselves. Aerobics is Back – Bigger, Better, HIGHer!

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Savasanahhh (W/S)
Mélissa Tremblay

Session: 204
Language: Bilingual

Savasanahhh is the perfect blend of yoga and Thai massage. Guide your students deeper into relaxation, restoration, and bliss with this fluid combination of compassionate touch and restorative yoga. Learn the first series of techniques in this special one-day foundation training, designed with yoga teachers in mind but open to anyone looking to experience this powerful practice.

Please bring your own mat along with a small pillow or blanket. A yoga bolster is helpful but not required.

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Biohack your way to Better Health (L)
Kirsten Schell

Session: 205
Language: English

Simply put, biohacking refers to a process of modifying lifestyle choices to hack your body’s biology and achieve better health. Fairly new onto the fitness scene and sometimes referred to as ‘do-it-yourself-biology’ attend this session to learn many easy to apply hacks that have been discovered to help you and your clients: lose weight, achieve greater leanness, maximize dietary strategy, increase immune function, sleep better, improve performance and more!

Soft Skills for Tough Employees (L)
Nathalie Lacombe

Session: 206
Language: English

As leaders we’ve all had days when we wish an HR professional could handle the “people issues” so we can get back to our “real work” of running our business. Then we remember that our people ARE our business and we need to keep growing our ability to face and handle those employee challenges with aplomb. Having led teams of 4 to 400 Nathalie shares the soft skills key to mitigating recurring issues in the fitness industry, and the ones critical to handling difficult employee issues bringing pleasure back to leadership

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Zumba® Cardio Blast (W/S)
Karine Opasinski

Session: 300
Language: Bilingual

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!

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Movement Optimization for the Lower Body – Theory and Practical (W/S)
Mai-Linh Dovan

Session: 301
Language: Bilingual

Movement Optimization is a strategy that, if applied purposefully, will help you develop training interventions designed to target the limiting factors of movement, whether these come from mobility, stability or any other element that influences movement like behaviour and compensation.

In this workshop, you will learn about and explore new and innovative strategies to optimize hip function for the foundational lower body movements: squat, deadlift, lunge and single-leg exercises. Movement Optimization: Unleashing full performance potential!

Slow Flow (W/S)
Tracy Glennon

Session: 302
Language: English
Allow the tension to subside, the mind to focus, the breath to flow and the body to resign itself to this restorative yoga class by candlelight. This session has one goal. To slow. You. Down. We will journey through a vinyasa style practice easing into a full restorative practice sure to leave your mind settled and your body at ease.

Insights into Functional Training (L)
Chuck Wolf

Session: 303
Language: English

The Functional Revolution has expanded the mindset of the personal training world but also caused considerable controversy as to what, how, when, and why to use functional training. Clients released from rehabilitation into the fitness/sports performance “functional” environment are often progressed too quickly and do not have the foundational movement “big rocks” that need to be restored. Learn cutting-edge, easy to use assessment techniques to screen how your client moves, and to create strategies for a truly personalized training program. Develop a regressive approach to common movements and progressive the client with strategies to allow a progressive, dynamic movement pattern allowing the client to return to play. Additionally, understand criteria to determine when a client is ready to return to competitive environments. This pre-con seminar will explore the criteria that make a program a functional training program and how to blend the traditional exercises with functional movement patterns.
Expected Learning Outcomes
  • Define the functional characteristics of human motion
  • Understand the functional anatomy of the foot, lower extremity, hip, and spine
  • Develop movement assessment skills for the foot, lower extremity, hip, spine, and shoulder
  • Create an exercise program based upon the results of the assessment to assist in the corrective exercise
  • Appreciate strategies implementing the 6 Flexibility Highways: the Anterior, Posterior, Lateral, the X-Factors, and the “Turnpike”
  • Create strategies of the “how, when, what, and why” to blend traditional exercises with functional integrated movement patterns
  • Reduce risk of injury by understanding the chain reaction of movement and learn important trends that may precipitate an injury risk
  • Develop strategies to regress than progress your clients for improved movement from the “Big Movement Rocks”
Hot Booty Ballet (W/S)
Suaad Ghadban

Session: 304
Language: Bilingual
Created by Suaad, this dynamic program is based on traditional ballet conditioning exercises that will shape, sculpt and stretch your booty muscles, increase metabolism, and burn fat to give you the best butt of your life. Hot Booty Ballet stands out thanks to the use of the Hot Booty Bands which add an element of resistance training to allow for deeper physical benefits. Routines are choreographed to match the lyrics and musicality of each song to take you on a fitness journey. Hot Booty Ballet is a “fitness ballet” class, meaning that fitness principles come first and ballet technique come second. No dance or ballet experience needed! PROGRAMMING BY HOT BOOTY BALLET

Cru ou cuit? (L)
Mélanie Poisson

Session: 305
Language: French

Bienfaits de l’alimentation vivante…. cap vers la vitalité!
Comprendre et viser une alimentation dans un rapport 80/20…. ou 60/40.
Trucs et idées recettes pour défaire les préjugés voulant que manger cru = manger que de la salade.
La cuisson a ses raisons …. mais pas n’importe comment !
Adopter des méthodes plus saines de cuisson.
Nutrition for the Brain – Cognition, Memory and Mental Focus (L)
Dr. Marc Bubbs

Session: 306
Language: Bilingual
Cognitive declines and dementias are dramatically on the rise. It’s not just the elderly, this phenomena is impacting younger populations and head trauma (concussions) also impair a healthy brain. What can you do about it for yourself or your client? In this talk, Dr. Bubbs will review the current evidence-base for how nutrition, movement, lifestyle factors (like sleep and stress) as well as mindset all play fundamental roles in supporting better memory, focus and cognitive function so you can stay sharp and productive at work, home and on the playing field!

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Body Weight Blast (W/S)
Lisa Mastracchio

Language: Bilingual

Bodyweight training still trends strongly in the fitness world today as an effective and efficient way to train. The challenge however, is how to stay innovative and creative while using this popular training style. Experience Lisa’s Bodyweight Blast and you’ll find fresh ideas and new ways to explore this training format. Relieve boredom and recycling the ‘same old same old’ by joining Bodyweight Blast. You’ll leave with innovative ideas, inspiration and unique ways to train our best piece of equipment… our BODIES!

How To Work In (W/S)
Carl Weston

Language: English

When your client arrives for their session with you already tired, stressed out and fatigued, do you push them harder or do you modify their workout to help them balance their physiology and sympathetic systems? Working In is a system of modifying exercises such that the net result is energy accumulation; once your client meets and exceeds their physiological and psychological demands for energy, then and only then will they gain well-being through working out. In this workshop, you’ll learn simple effective methods for determining how much vitality each person has to safely and effectively apply to a movement as a means of cultivating and maintaining health and well-being. This Work InTM system, developed by Paul Chek, is easy to understand and use and has improved the lives of thousands of people worldwide! BYOM

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The Pelvic Core (W/S)
Chuck Wolf

Language: English

The pelvic floor is really the basement of the thoracic core and ceiling of the lower extremity into the pelvis. The integrated movements of these regions greatly impact the pelvic floor. This session will delve into the gross anatomy of the pelvic floor and how integrated core stability movement patterns will enhance pelvic floor function. Learn how the musculature of the pelvic floor functions like all other muscles of the body, by first eccentrically loading and then concentrically unloading.

The Next Generation of POUND (W/S)
France Girard

Session: 403
Language: Bilingual

Discover POUND’s newest program, Generation POUND, a workout geared towards kids and a movement aimed at changing the concept of health and fitness for today’s youth. Generation POUND makes fitness about self-expression, empowerment, self-love, and fun by introducing alternative ways to move, rock, play, and make noise. Participants will tap into their inner child as they experience a Generation POUND PLAYlist and learn the formula behind the youth-oriented program. Participants will learn key teaching concepts and strategies for youth instruction and leave inspired, ready to teach the next generation of educators, leaders, and noise-makers

Sponsored By:

Thai Yoga Stretching for Exercise Professionals (taster) (W/S)
Mélissa Tremblay

Session: 404
Language: Bilingual

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.

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Superaliments pour gagner en performance et vitalité! (L)
Mélanie Poisson

Session: 405
Language: French

Présentation de quelques aliments dit «superaliments» ayant des propriétés anti-inflammatoires, antioxydantes, énergisantes, adaptogènes fort utiles et bénéfiques aux sportifs comme aux moins sportifs. Présentation de leurs bienfaits et comment les utiliser ( trucs et idées recettes)

Start the Fitness Business of Your Dreams (L)
Brady Johnson

Session: 406
Language: English

Join NPE for this session and get the step-by-step systems and secrets 45,000+ fitness professionals have used to take their passion for fitness and turn into a successful business. You’ll learn how to find the business model that best fit your strengths and allows you to differentiate from the competition. And you’ll learn how to grow your income while doing the work you love helping people transform their lives.

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4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Kirstin Schell

Language: English

Power, Strength, Cardio and Mobility-our members often attend multiple classes trying to get the benefits of all these vital components of fitness. Why not give them everything they need in one hour! This workshop will give you many ideas to bring back to your classes, allowing your participants to reap all the rewards!

The Active Aging Workout… Boomers & Beyond (W/S)
Lisa Mastracchio

Language: Bilingual

Baby boomers are part of today’s gym-goers. This older adult client seeks an effective workout that targets heart health while improving mobility and joint integrity. Low-impact training however doesn’t mean low intensity!
Join Lisa’s session and experience a workout geared for your older adult participant including cardio conditioning, functional training and balance. Be inspired in this high energy session wrapped in a low impact joint-friendly workout tailored for your active baby boomer participant.

Myofascial Matrix (W/S)
Chuck Wolf

Session: 502
Language: English

Postural organization is controlled by the central nervous system in conjunction with the skeletal ,muscular, and fascial systems. As more research emerges, health and fitness practioners need to understand the importance the fascial matrix plays in integrated movement patterns and postural alignment. This session will explore the key fascial matrix linkages that produce efficient and effective actions to enhance movement.

Partner Up! (W/S)
Tracy Glennon

Session: 504
Language: Bilingual

Partner yoga can help break down the barriers, build trust and deepen your personal practice. Learn basic partner poses to incorporate into your regular yoga classes to create a sense of fun or to take home and share the experience with someone else! BYOM
Deep Nutrition – Time-Restricted Eating, Keto, Low-Carb & Low-Fat Diets For Weight Loss (L)
Dr. Marc Bubbs

Session: 505
Language: Bilingual

Every year, 9 out of 10 people will fail to maintain their weight loss success. Two-thirds of the population are now classified as overweight or obese. Why do people struggle to lose weight and keep it off? In this talk, Dr. Bubbs will discuss the latest research on weight gain and obesity, how different nutrition strategies can impact weight loss, the importance of mindset in this whole story, and highlight the common principles amongst these dietary strategies so you can personalize the best weight loss plan for you or the client in front of you.

Un corps ferme tout en douceur (L)
Nathalie Lacombe

Session: 506
Language: French

Malgré tous nos efforts, outils et modalités, 50 % de nos abonnés et clients abandonnent leur programme de remise en forme à l’intérieur de 3 mois. Cause perdue ? Pas du tout ! Nous pouvons faire tellement plus pour les aider à persévérer dans leur aventure pour atteindre leurs objectifs de mise en forme. Nathalie nous offre des stratégies pratiques grâce à des compétences non-techniques éprouvées qui aideront vos clients à arriver à leur but, pour de bon. Idéal pour les instructeurs de CEG et les entraineurs personnels de tous niveaux.

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

RCR Niveau A et DEA (W/S)
Cathy Angers

Language: French
Rate: Member $60 | Non-Member $69

L’atelier inclut les sujets traités pendant la certification RCR niveau A ; de même, vous aurez l’occasion de jeter un regard attentif aux défibrillateurs automatiques (DEA), de petits appareils légers qui examinent le rythme cardiaque d’une personne et qui permettent de reconnaitre une fibrillation ventriculaire, ou « arrêt cardiaque soudain » (ACS). Les recherches ont démontré que les programmes de DEA peuvent augmenter les chances de survie des victimes de 5 % à 75 %. La formation vous apprendra comment fonctionnent le cœur et le DEA, et l’utilisation sécuritaire du DEA en cas d’arrêt cardiaque soudain.

CPR Level A / AED (W/S)
Marc Ikin

Language: English
Rate: Member $60 | Non-Member $69

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.

Friday, March 29th, 2019

STRONG by Zumba™—Instructor Training (W/S)
Karine Opasinski

Location: Palais des congres de Montreal | Montreal Convention Centre – Room 525 | 1001 Jean Paul Riopelle Pl, Montréal, QC H2Z 1H5
Time: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Session: 1000
Language: French

Apprenez à enseigner un cours par intervalles haute intensité rythmé par la musique, qui amène vos élèves à se dépasser pour atteindre leurs objectifs de remise en forme les plus ambitieux, en utilisant seulement le poids du corps.
  • Manuel électronique de formation de l’instructeur
  • Video récapitulative de formation – mise à disposition en numérique
  • STRONG by Zumba™ My First Class™ – 60 minutes de musiques et mouvements, mis à disposition en numérique
  • Module e-learning avec les mouvements fondamentaux du fitness et la science derrière le programme
  • Certificat d’achèvement
  • Crédits de certification fitness pour les formations instructeurs – variable selon les pays
  • ACE CEC’s: E-Learning
  • AFAA CEU’s: E-Learning

Registration Fee: $250 USD (Use PROMO CODE CANFITPROSBZ25: to receive a $25 discount)


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Sunday, March 31st, 2019

Karine Opasinski

Location: 9th Floor – Fortifications
Time: 8:00AM – 6:00PM
Session: 2000
Language: French
Cette formation initiale vous donnera les outils nécessaires pour diriger votre propre cours de Zumba®. Apprenez la formule Zumba® nos quatre rythmes de base et bien plus encore !
Compris dans la session:
  • le manuel électronique de l’instructeur;
  • Certificat d’achèvement
  • Fitness Certification Credits (varies by country)
  • Online Videos to Review Basic Steps
  • ACE CEC’s
  • AFAA CEU’s
A quoi s’attendre:
  • Vous apprendrez à enseigner les pas basiques des quatre rythmes fondamentaux Zumba® : Merengue, Salsa, Cumbia, et Reggaeton.
  • En utilisant la formule Zumba®, vous apprendrez à identifier les différentes parties d’une chanson et à aplliquer les pas basiques pour construire un cours de Zumba efficace.
  • Vous pratiquerez en direct avec un formateur Zumba pour gagner en confiance et donner des cours dans un avenir proche.
  • Recevez votre licence pour commencer à donner des cours de Zumba® immediatement.
  • Obtenez encore plus d’outils pour vous aider à commencer à donner des cours plus vite et à changer des vies au plus tôt.
  • Vous aurez la possibilité de recevoir des chorés mensuelles, plus de la musique et un soutien continu.

Registration Fee: $225 USD (Use PROMO CODE CANFITPRO25: to receive a $25 discount)


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Brady Johnson

Location: 8th Floor – Palais
Time: 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Session: 2001
Language: English

We’ve spoken with dozens of fitness professionals and business owners all over the world and heard ONE thing over and over again: You cannot grow your fitness business unless you’re driving in more new clients, sales, and profits … quickly!

This why we’ve developed a head-down workshop that will get you ready to crush your sales and marketing goals for the next 12 months.

We’ll walk you through an audit of your existing sales and marketing. Based on the audit, together we’ll find quick wins that won’t cost you a lot (or anything) and will add up to a big

Then you’ll brainstorm and work with others to share ideas and create solutions, and you’ll leave with greater clarity on what you need to do to have consistent lead flow and sales.

Next, we’ll turn to your sales and marketing pipeline. You’ll go through a guided self-audit, with an eye on quick wins. You’ll walk away with standards of performance for your sales pipeline and a basic tracking system to measure pipeline performance, so you’ll be ready to put your attention where it’s most needed.

Finally, we’ll wrap up with working on a 90-day plan so you’ll be ready to implement your action plan as soon as you get home.

Registration Fee: $99 


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Thai Yoga Stretching – Level 1 (W/S)
Mélissa Tremblay

Location: 8th Floor – Viger
Time: 9:00AM – 6:00PM
Session: 2002
Language: Bilingual

Effective flexibility training not only helps prevent injury, but it also improves muscle recovery, athletic performance, functional independence, and the client-trainer relationship. This hands-on workshop is geared toward trainers, instructors, coaches, and anyone who works with physically active individuals. Gain an understanding of how to incorporate total body flexibility into each client’s individualized workout program. You’ll learn a series of assisted stretching techniques inspired by traditional Thai yoga therapy. Practice proper body mechanics to keep your own body safe as you assist your clients in various stretches.

Please bring your own mat along with a small pillow or blanket. A yoga bolster is helpful but not required.

Registration Fee: Member $200 | Non-Member $310 

Register Here!

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Cathy Angers

PRO FORMATRICE RCR et DEA et MAÎTRE FORMATRICE  Premiers soins & RCR et DEA, Cathy est dans le domaine du secourisme depuis plus de 20 ans.

Forte de ses expériences de réanimation, elle veut faire connaitre à un maximum de personne les techniques et les facteurs de risques afin de sauver le maximum de vies.

Prônant une approche simple et pratique, elle vous donnera confiance en vous afin de bien réagir dans les situations d’urgence.

Dr. Marc Bubbs

Dr. Marc Bubbs is a Naturopathic Doctor, Performance Nutrition Lead for the Canadian Men’s National Basketball Team, Speaker, Author and former Strength Coach. He is the author of the new book PeakThe new science of athletic performance that is revolutionizing sports – An integrated and personalized approach to health, nutrition, training, recovery and mindset. He is also the host of the Dr. Bubbs Performance Podcast, connecting listeners with world-leading experts in human performance and health. Dr. Bubbs regularly presents at health, fitness and medical conferences across North America, UK and Europe. consults with NBA, NHL, NFL and MLB teams, and practices in both Toronto, Canada and London, England.

Mai-Linh Dovan

Mai-Linh Dovan has been involved in the strength and conditioning close to 20 years.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in Athletic Therapy and a master’s degree in Exercise Science from Concordia University, where she worked in collaboration with the Department of Psychology and the Centre for Research in Human Development.

With her experience in Athletic Therapy and Strength and Conditioning, she has developed an approach geared towards functional training with integrated rehabilitation. She has used this approach with many elite athletes, working on their (p)rehabilitation during the off-season. An entrepreneur and having taught at Concordia University, she values the sharing of knowledge, presenting at various conferences and workshops and offering continuing education courses and collaborating with world reknown strength coach Christian Thibaudeau and

She is the founder of Rehab-U | Movement and Performance Therapy, an online resource for innovative movement optimization and (p)rehabilitation tools and services for athletes and active individuals, as well as trainers and coaches looking to refine their practice.  Get yourself: Renewed. Robust. Resilient.

Suaad Ghadban

Suaad Ghadban is a leading fitness and health expert. She is well-known for her personal and unique approach to fitness that draws its inspiration from her extensive background in dance, gymnastics and circus training. Suaad is a former World Dance and Sports Aerobic Champion, and she holds a College degree in Sports and Leisure and a B.A. & Sc. in Therapeutic recreation. With 15 years of teaching experience and 22 years of training under her belt, Suaad has created a very fun, effective ballet inspired booty program called Hot Booty Ballet.

France Girard

France Girard is a Pound Icon from Quebec, Canada and defines POUND as the place where pleasure and the rebel sides of yoga and Pilates meet. A mother of teenage twins and an owner of two studios in Quebec City,  France shares the philosophy of “love your life and live with love”. When she’s not at her fitness businesses, France is probably in her medicinal plants gardens.

Tracy Glennon

Tracy is the owner of drop yoga, a community events and educational yoga company. She is a 500 hour RYT and a  Senior Master Trainer for YogaFit. She is an international fitness presenter on topics ranging from women in business to cycling to kids yoga presenting at fitness/business conferences, at local universities and womens events. She has been teaching for over 20 years and in that time has educated thousands of aspiring instructors across the country in their yoga instructor journey.  She spent the last 20 years in a Senior Leadership operational role for GoodLife Fitness sharing her true passion for fitness with others. She is an avid cyclist and triathlete who loves to travel participating in races and yoga events whenever she can.

Brady Johnson

Brady is an energetic and inspiring with a passion for empowering others to discover their potential and live it out with confidence and courage. Utilizing the power of community, she has been recognized for the outstanding growth of her fitness business, Encompass Fitness Studio, and now leads her team to success as she creates her dream life doing what she loves most – travelling and coaching others to their business and personal success.

Brady is an Exercise Physiologist and ties her knowledge in fitness, mindset and personal growth, and business together to inspire fitness business owners to overcome the obstacles that are holding them back from their success; leading them closer to the dream clients, business, and life that they deserve and desire.

Brady was recognized as a CanFitPro Women of Influence Trailblazer, and continues to impact women across Canada and the United States.

Nathalie Lacombe

Mover, shaker, and joie de vivre giver! Blending 25 years of international experience with degrees in psychology and exercise science, Nathalie will passionately share her inspirational insights.  She uses her uniquely vibrant leadership style to make profound and lasting change with her team, clients, and participants.

Lisa Mastracchio

canfitpro FIS, PTS, HWL, PN Coach

Lisa is a fitness professional with over 25 years’ experience as a group fitness leader and personal trainer. She is a coach at Econofitness clubs and teaches both live and virtual classes.  She also works at Goodlife Fitness Clubs as the National Trainer and co-creator of Newbody, an exclusive group fitness program.

Her career in the fitness industry has enabled her to present workshops at fitness conferences across the country sharing her knowledge and passion with others.  Lisa spreads her love of fitness in her classes and with her personal training clients as well.  She has also been featured on Breakfast Television Montreal, writes blogs and continues to mentor new instructors in the field.

Karine Opasinski

Zumba Education Specialist (ZES) – French, English, Spanish

Has more then 28 years of dancing experience and 18 in the fitness industry.

As a member of “La Troupe des Ballets Modernes du Québec” and “New Age Nation” she participated in various TV shows, musicals, videos and Janet Jackson’s“1814” promotional tour in Montreal. She was a proud Cheerleader of the Montreal Roadrunners for all their seasons as well as the famous Montreal Alouettes. As a professional dancer, she worked for several major hotel chains in the Caribbean, and before starting with Zumba, she was the pro-trainer for Cardio Latino in Quebec.

Karine is a FIDA and canfitpro certified.

Always smiling, dynamic, passionate for dance and really implicated, she brings sunshine where there is none 😉

Mélanie Poisson

Nutrithérapeute, ANQ

Passionnée de saine alimentation et plus particulièrement d’alimentation vivante, je possédais déjà un BAC en enseignement et je me suis orientée vers des études comme Praticienne en Nutrithérapie au collège des Médecines Douces du Québec; trois ingrédients pour une recette gagnante qui me font sentir réellement à ma place et qui me permettent d’aider les gens à «REDONNEZ VIE à leur VITALITÉ» par le biais de conférences, ateliers culinaires et rencontres individuelles. Pousses, germinations, kombucha, lait végétal maison…j’ai pris ma santé et mon alimentation en main; je suis et je vis ce que je partage et propage au sujet de la saine alimentation.

«Je souhaite, sincèrement, être l’étincelle qui allumera chez vous l’enthousiasme et la motivation à modifier vos habitudes alimentaires et de vie pour ainsi attiser votre santé, votre «pot-en-ciel» vital et votre mieux-être !»

Kristin Schell

Holistic Nutritionist, Naturotherapist, Precision Nutrition L2, canfitpro

Kirstin began her career in the Fitness Industry in 2000 with GoodLife fitness and has since held the role of Fitness Manager, General Manager and Regional Personal Training Manager.  Nutrition became a passion early in her career as she saw firsthand its impact on the wellness, results and vitality of her clients. Kirstin now runs a successful nutrition consulting practice in Montreal and co-authored the canfitpro Nutrition and Weight Loss certification manual that launched in 2013. Based on her extensive personal training and group fitness education and experience, Kirstin is a sought-after instructor and presenter.

Mélissa Tremblay

B.Sc Kinesiology, Navina Educator, RYT 500, CPT

Passionate about movement, well-being and mind-body modalities, I have been working in the field of training for more than 15 years and I am specialized in Pilates and Yoga. Always looking for the best methods to help my clients overcome their injury and regain their well-being, I became interested in Thai Yoga Therapy. Thai Yoga Massage has become the perfect complement to my knowledge of Kinesiology. As part of the Navina Educators team, I share my knowledge and my passion for compassionate touch in certifications and workshops for 2 years.

Carl Weston

BSc Sports Science, CHEK Practitioner Level 4, CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 3, CHEK Golf Performance Specialist, Advanced MTA, Advanced FDN Practitioner, Manual therapist and visceral manipulation therapist 

Carl has been working his way around the world training and coaching many different people and professionals. In London, Carl worked with professional athletes at a sports rehab clinic and also trained at a private health spa. Then he moved on to Bermuda to run and coach at a corporate facility. Now, Carl operates his own facility in Toronto, Canada called Raven Wellness and is growing his online coaching platform, also working with other CHEK professionals to spread the knowledge and teachings of the CHEK Institute.

Carl has been teaching and speaking for the institute for over 3 years now and his life has become a reflection of the CHEK system and tools, and he implements them even when not training or working. He implements all things in his life with a holistic approach and tries to enjoy life as much as he can, either mountain biking, snowboarding, surfing or paddle boarding or hiking with his dog benson.

Janay Wilson

Janay is a Guru (master trainer) for HIGH Fitness LP, a group fitness format that’s quickly taking the fitness world by storm with its modernization of old school aerobics mixed with HIIT training. Janay began her fitness career over 10 years ago and holds a deep passion for inspiring others to live their best life. Janay has much appreciation for the opportunities she’s been granted to train, inspire and coach new and existing HIGH Fitness instructors.

Chuck Wolf

Currently sought after as one of the industries top educators, Chuck brings a whole new approach to how we look and train the body. Chuck has a Masters of Science Degree in Exercise Physiology and a Fellow of Applied Science from the Gray Institute. He is the Director of Human Motion Associates and the director of the biomechanics lab at the Masson SPine Institute, in Orland, Flordia, consulting with clients in rehabilitation to professional athletes.