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Join us at the Vancouver Fitness Expo from November 15-18, 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 the canfitpro Vancouver Fitness Expo!

  • Celebrate 25 years of canfitpro at the Vancouver Fitness Expo.
  • Choose sessions to lead by trailblazing fitness educators in personal training, group fitness, cycling, mind-body and nutrition.
  • Attend CPR sessions, renew your membership and earn CECs required to maintain your canfitpro and BCRPA certifications!
  • General Session with Emma Barry, 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.
  • Network with like-minded individuals and learn from the top experts in the fields of fitness and health from around the world
  • All taking place at the Vancouver Convention Centre -West Building

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

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Two Day Event

(Saturday, November 17th and Sunday, November 18th, 2018)

Received byProfessional Member*Non-Member**
October 16$169$282
November 8$199$312
After November 8$239$352

One Day Event

(Saturday, November 17th or Sunday, November 18th)

Received byProfessional Member*Non-Member**
October 16$95$208
November 8$125$238
After November 8$155$268

*Current canfitpro or BCRPA member

**Includes a one-year canfitpro Professional Membership. Visit to learn about all membership rewards.

All prices are in Canadian dollars and do not include GST. Payment must be received by the dates above in order to qualify for the best rates.

Space in sessions is filled on a space-available, first-received, first-processed basis. Please register early to avoid disappointment.

Your event registration fee includes:

  • Informative session handouts (subject to availability from presenters; accessible online one week prior to and one month after the event)
  • Unlimited access to the expo hall and consumer show
  • CECs for canfitpro and BCRPA
  • The opportunity to participate in the largest and most exciting fitness event on the West Coast!


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

Special offer to BCRPA members

Current BCRPA members SAVE $98! Take advantage of our special offer and sign up at the discounted canfitpro member rate!


Special offer to non-members: when you register at the non-member rate, you will receive a one-year Professional membership to canfitpro! Visit our website to learn about all membership rewards.


Cannot attend the full two-day event, but don’t want to miss out on the event completely? You can now register for one day only!


You may register on-site at the canfitpro Registration Desk. On-site payment may be made by cash, debit, Visa or MasterCard. Personal cheques will not be accepted.

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


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

Phone: 416-493-1756 or 1-800-667-5622 – Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm EST.
You may phone in your registration payment using Visa or MasterCard to guarantee the current event rate. Session requests and signed waiver of liability must be faxed, emailed, or mailed within seven (7) business days after your phone payment submission. Make sure to mark the “Check here if previously registered by phone” checkbox to avoid duplicate billing. Registering by phone will guarantee you the current event rate, but session requests are not accepted over the phone. Please send in your session requests right away to avoid disappointment – session requests are assigned on a first-received, first-processed basis

Email your completed registration form and session requests with credit card payment (Visa or MasterCard). Forms without payment will not be processed.

Mail: canfitpro – Vancouver 2018, 110-225 Select Avenue, Toronto, ON, M1X 0B5
Mail your completed registration form and session requests with payment (Visa/MasterCard/Cheque/Money Order) – no CODs

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

*Note: For fax, email, or mail please download the Registration Form.*


Delegates registering in advance of the event will receive a confirmation letter and receipt by emailIf 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, toll-free at 1-800-667-5622, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. You will be required to present your confirmation letter and photo ID at the Registration Desk in order to sign in and attend the event.


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 form; 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 event and receive a $10 Gift Certificate to use at the canfitpro trade show booth and/or any future canfitpro purchases! The person referred by you must clearly write your name in a related section of the registration form. You will be able to pick up your gift certificate at the Registration Desk when signing in.


Groups of four or more are entitled to receive a discount of $10 off the registration fee (before tax).

Groups of 10 or more are eligible for an additional complimentary registration. When 10 delegates pay for the event, the eleventh (11) delegate receives a complimentary registration, and each member of the group receives the $10 discount. (Complimentary registration does not include canfitpro membership.)

Send complete group registrations by fax, e-mail, or mail and include a cover sheet listing all group members and clearly indicate the name of the person to receive the complimentary registration (if applicable). If any member of the group is paying by cheque, then all registrations must be received by mail. Group registrations cannot be submitted online.

Note: Once a registration is processed, discounts and/or promotional codes cannot be applied retroactively. Discounts only apply to event registration fees and are not applicable for Intensives or additional materials.


Regardless of who is paying for your registration, payment must accompany your registration form. Form without payment will not be processed. Sorry, no purchase orders and no invoicing.


Single-session registrations are not available. It is not permissible to split a registration between two people. Delegates found violating this rule will be expelled from the event without refund. Refunds or credits will not be issued for partially-used registrations (i.e. left early on event day).


Cancellations for the event and/or Intensive Workshops must be received in writing to canfitpro by fax:416-493-1756 or email:

Cancellations received more than 60 days prior to the published start date of the event will not incur a cancellation penalty.

Cancellations received between five (5) and 60 days prior to the published start date of the event will be charged an administration fee of 15% of the total event registration 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, on-site registrations or membership fees.


If you do not choose to select your sessions online then you must fill in the session codes in the spaces provided on the registration form. We ask you to fill in your first through third requests for each time slot to ensure that you are 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 minutes prior to the start of the session.

Event fees may be tax deductible, consult your tax advisor for details.

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Pan Pacific Vancouver

300-999 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC, B6C 3B5
Phone: 604-662-8111
Toll Free: 1-800-663-1515 (Canada) | 1-800-937-1515 (USA)

The Pan Pacific luxury Vancouver hotel is surrounded by panoramic views of the Coastal Mountains, Coal Harbour and city skyline. The hotel is situated on the downtown waterfront of this vibrant metropolis, with some of the city’s top business venues and tourist attractions including Flyover Canada and Gastown, the Vancouver Convention Centre, Cruise Ship Terminal as well as popular shopping and entertainment districts just minutes away

canfitpro has negotiated a special rate for attendees of the event to stay in a Guest Rooms for an affordable rate: $195CDN per night based on availability. Please see below for different ways to book your stay at Pan Pacific Hotel:

Reservation Link:

Reservation Email:

Reservation hotline: 1-800-663-1515 (Canada)/ 1-800-937-1515 (USA)

Book by Thursday, October 25, 2018 and quote CANF1118to take advantage of this special rate!

Single /Double $195CDN a $30CDN charge for triple occupancy.


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.



Vancouver Convention Centre
1055 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC, V6C 0C3


There’s plenty of bus service to, from, and around Vancouver along with scheduled service throughout BC, including Whistler, Seattle’s SeaTac Airport, Bellingham Airport and Vancouver Island – which are all 2-3 hours out of Vancouver by car.


TransLink provides city transit for tourists and residents seven days a week via buses through its rapid transit system, SkyTrain. With the opening of the Canada Line, the Skytrain’s newest line, travel between the Waterfront Station and Vancouver International Airport has been significantly reduced to 26 minutes per one-way trip. This allows for a more convenient trip for international travelers to and from downtown Vancouver. Please visit for details.

Via Rail

In addition, Via Rail’s western transcontinental train follows Highway 1 from Vancouver to Kamloops. Amtrak’s Pacific Northwest route travels daily between Seattle and Vancouver. Visit and for details.


There are many ways to get around Vancouver on the water, including the SeaBus which connects downtown to the mountainous North Shore. You can also take the ferry to Victoria and Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. Please visit for details.


Located approximately 20 minutes from downtown Vancouver, Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is ranked one of the top airports in the world and is served by a wide variety of local, national and international air carriers with direct routes to most major destinations.


    • Travel period begins Tuesday, November 06, 2018 and ends Tuesday, November 27, 2018
    • Discount applied 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, November 6, 2018, and ends Tuesday, November 27, 2018.
    • Discount applies to Flex fares or higher.
    • Travel is valid for any day of the week.

Exclusively for our Vancouver 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 Vancouver 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. Check out our service fees page for more information.

Issues with booking your flight? Contact Kristina at Corporate Travel: 905.747.2501


Impark:1055 Canada Place (Vancouver Convention Centre)

DPC Parking: 900 Cordova Street

Commerce Place: 400 Burrard Street

Waterfront Centre: 200 Burrard Street

Imperial Parking: 200 Granville Street

Station East: 555 Cordova Street

EasyPark: 1095 Waterfront Road

Regular hourly or daily parking rates apply.

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Vancouver Convention Centre
West Building
1055 Canada Pl
Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3 Canada


Registration Desk Hours and Expo Hall Hours

Registration Desk Hours
Friday, November 163:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 177:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday, November 187:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Location: West Building, Main Lobby

Expo Hall Hours
Saturday, November 179:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 189:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Location: West Ballroom Foyer

Invite your family and friends for FREE admission and access to amazing deals, interactive workshops, and more!


All delegates are required to pick up a Name badge package at the registration desk prior to attending their first session(s). You will be required to provide your confirmation letter. The confirmation letter can be either a printed or an electronic version. Delegates cannot pick up packages on behalf of other delegates, to gain access to any registered sessions you must have your name badge.


All event Certificate of Completion will be available to download from the Member’s Profile at approximately four weeks after the event.


Your name badge will have a unique barcode to identify you as an event delegate. You will be required to show your name badge to the room monitor before attending any registered sessions. At this time the room monitor will scan your barcode to confirm your session attendance.

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

You will receive CECs for the first session you attend in each time period. Please make sure you arrive promptly 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.


To attend sessions, you must present your name badge at the session room monitor. The reverse side of your name badge lists the sessions for which you have pre-registered. Please have your name badge ready for review by the room monitor before entering the sessions. To maintain the integrity of the event, 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 and your name badge is scanned before entering the session room.


Session handouts will be available online one week prior and 30 days after the event. 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. The venue does have a photocopy service available; however, this will be at your expense (currently .30/page).


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 event 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 event 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 event sessions at any time. This includes babies in strollers. This is also necessary to maintain the educational atmosphere of the event sessions. Contact your hotel for 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.


Video and audio taping of sessions in their entirety is not permitted, however, photography and short audio and video clips were taken for the purpose of sharing on social media will be permitted in most sessions. Please check with a session room monitor if you are unsure.


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, we read every evaluation submitted. During and after the event you will receive a link to our event survey, where you can provide your opinion on every aspect of the event. Please take the time to complete the survey and help us provide you with your best event experience.

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Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Vancouver Fitness Expo 2018.

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

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Volunteer Requirements

  • Friendly, enthusiastic and able to take the initiative
  • Complete 2 volunteer shifts
  • Able to fulfill entire volunteer shifts 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 (when you complete 2 volunteer shifts):

  • 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 Vancouver Fitness Expo must pay to renew their Membership. The complimentary Membership will be added after the Expo and 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: 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 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.

Once you have been approved for your shift, please keep the confirmation email from Volunteer Local. The confirmation email provides a link that allows you to change or cancel your shifts.

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.

Are you seeking advanced training that integrates functional exercise systems with holistic approaches to a healthy lifestyle? For over 20 years, the C.H.E.K Institute, founded by industry icon Paul Chek, has offered multiple ways to enhance your professional skills and knowledge, helping thousands of professionals worldwide achieve greater success with their clients. Study online and earn CECs at your convenience. Or learn with hands-on instruction at our comprehensive Advanced Training Programs. From post-rehab to sports-specific conditioning, stress management or holistic coaching, call 800-552-8789 or click for your complimentary CHEK Starter Kit.

Functional Movement Systems, Inc. (FMS) is an education company that produces and promotes principles and methodologies to enhance movement as individuals engage in physical activity. We are committed to giving fitness, healthcare and performance professionals actionable steps to help people around the world first move well. Then, move often.

Preferred Education Provider.

Gallagher is a global leader in insurance, risk management and consulting services. We help businesses grow, communities thrive and people prosper. We live a culture defined by The Gallagher Way, our set of shared values and guiding tenets. A culture driven by our people, nearly 30,000 strong, serving our clients with customized solutions that will protect them and fuel their futures. Around the globe and across a full spectrum of services. Call us for a FREE, no obligation quote: 877.734.8776 or visit

Preferred Insurance Provider

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

Navina™ evolves the world of touch education globally. We evaluate old paradigms, and blend classic and contemporary sciences, to develop new traditions. We create a community with purpose and invoke positive personal and social change. Our legacy will be a more connected, better educated, and more compassionate society.

Preferred Education Provider

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

INNOVATION, UNCHAINED. Introducing Carbon Blue™ technology – a belt drive system combining unmatched durability with the authentic outdoor feel you expect from Schwinn. Add the latest Echelon MPower Console technology and cutting edge education for a complete package! Learn more about our products and Schwinn education at

WaterRower combines stylish design, our unique WaterFlywheel and ethically sourced materials to create the world’s finest rowing simulator. Now in our 30th year, WaterRower’s assortment of American-Made rowing machines and Group Fitness programming can be found within expansive health clubs, luxury hotels and boutique studios throughout the world.

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 17th

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8:00 AM – 9:15 AM

3001 – Thai Yoga Stretching For Exercise Professionals (W/S)

Drew Hume

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 to your clients immediately. Sponsored by NAVINA.

BYOM | 1 PTS | 1 FIS

3002 – Does That ‘Functional’ Exercise Improve Function? (L)

Carl Weston

The word “functional” is used to describe a multitude of different exercises, but what makes an exercise truly functional? Starting with functional anatomy and moving through client needs assessments, you will learn a simple but highly effective framework you can use to help design exercise programs that are really fun
and functional! This lecture goes far beyond a cookie-cutter approach, showing you how to analyze individual exercises and assess their application for a specific client. Once you have this foundational knowledge, critical analysis of exercise trends and technologies is made easier, allowing you to think and reason rather than just follow the herd, resulting in superior program design skill and greatly improved results for your clients.

1 PTS | 1 FIS

3004 – 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 growth.

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 | 1 HWL

3005 – Consultation Excellence (L)

Ginette Biro & Mark Campbell

Learn the value of a top-notch consultation. These simple “magic” tools will help you set a higher standard with your clients from the very first meeting. This session will provide you with the ability to take a client from being a prospect to register within a single session. By learning how to ask the right questions you can discover what your client really wants and help them experience multifaceted results. Realizing the differences that make your client unique will allow you to create specificity in their program.

1 PTS | 1 FIS | 1 HWL

3006 – Schwinn® Cycling: The Magic Of The 3 C’s (W/S)

Janelle Veteri

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

1 PTS | 1 FIS

3007 – 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

3008 – Unlock Mobility with FMS Essential Exercises (W/S)

Michael Panarella

Having access to or restoring full range of motion in a movement pattern is the first step to being able to have control of that movement for exercise, sport or activity. Mobility is the essential foundation to establishing proper proprioceptive input to produce improved output for fundamental movements. FMS will provide unique solutions to improve mobility including: pattern based stretching, functional breathing, and core sequencing and activation exercises. Further addressing the movement patterns, we will discuss the role that both mobility and motor control solutions play in unlocking functional mobility required to restore movement. Be prepared for a hands-on experience to best understand these mobility exercise solutions.

1 PTS | 1 FIS

3009 – The Rowing Rush™ (W/S)

SGT Ken®

The Rowing Rush™ with SGT Ken® is a dynamic team-driven distance race and technique tutorial utilizing the WaterRower. In teams of four people each, participants will endure an extraordinary series of robust rowing races to reveal how to improve performance and win through superior strategy, synchronicity and stamina. Gold (1st place), Silver (2nd place) and Bronze (3rd place) medals are awarded to each qualifying team. Don’t miss your chance to discover exciting and effective ways to empower your team members at the Rowing Rush! Rated for all levels.

1 PTS | 1 FIS

3010 – The Ultimate Anti-Aging Workout (W/S)

Mo Hagan

Women and men lose aerobic capacity, lean muscle, and functional strength with each decade of life after age 40 and as much as 50 percent of their lean muscle by age 60. Mo will present a proven all-in-one workout, combining seven unique training methods with the best of weight-bearing aerobic and functional movement patterns, to address ageing at the source!

1 PTS | 1 FIS

9:30 AM – 10:45 AM

3500 – 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

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

3201 – Savasanahhh (W/S)

Drew Hume

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.

BYOM | 1 PTS | 1 FIS

3202 – Surrounding the Dragon of Back Pain: An Integrative Holistic Approach (L)

Carl Weston

Back pain affects many clients, yet its etiology and progression can be multidimensional. By approaching clients from a holistic perspective, using the hierarchy of control centers in the body to determine exercise priorities, you’ll understand how back pain is often an expression of an imbalance in the body, rather than purely musculoskeletal. Learn how key stabilizers of the spine and core are linked to the function of the respiratory system and how feed-forward and feedback loops within these areas contribute to back pain. Come away with practical approaches to working with clients suffering from chronic back pain.

1 PTS | 1 FIS

3203 – Eating for Strength & Power versus Endurance (L)

Sarah Cuff

While there are many similarities between how endurance and sports & power athletes should eat, there are also many key differences. Do strength athletes really need more protein? Should endurance really consume mostly carbohydrates? Join Sarah in this session to learn how to determine individualized macronutrient targets for each type of athlete, the top 10 nutrient-dense foods that help all athletes build a strong, healthy body, and key nutrient timing principles that can make or break your client’s success.

1 PTS | 1 FIS | 1 HWL

3204 – Building a YouTube Brand with Integrity (L)

Thomas DeLauer

As one of the fastest growing YouTube channels, Thomas DeLauer has a vast array of experiences in the world of digital marketing and productizing fitness personalities. In this session, I would teach the audience the best practices to starting a YouTube channel from scratch and how to gain the most views but also be a reputable authority figure that viewers can trust. I will teach them the ways to polarize themselves from the others and how to find their true calling that makes them an outstanding social media influencer.

1 PTS | 1 FIS | 1 HWL

3205 – Mind Your Own (Fitness) Business (L)

Mark Campbell

Whether as employer or employee in a fitness related business, you’ll learn how to take control of your success in this interactive course. You will connect with the understanding that mindset is contagious. Your new awareness of responsibility in thought will accelerate profitability while being able to offer your clients better results that better fit their financial budget & busy schedules. You will hear unique ways on how to prospect clients, discover how to capitalize on clients you already have, and how to plant seeds for future opportunities and growth. Unleash your potential!

1 PTS | 1 FIS | 1 HWL

3206 – Schwinn® Cycling: How to WOW! – Class Design Re-Defined (W/S)

Helen Vanderburg

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

1 PTS | 1 FIS

3207 – TriggerPoint™ for movement: assess, correct & progress the hip and shoulder (W/S)

Chad Benson

The hip and shoulder joints are your upper and lower extremity movement gateways. Unfortunately, most people due to postural distortion, previous injury, asymmetric lifestyle & overuse are unable to effectively move & or load their arms and legs. The hips and shoulders require both range of motion & stability to drive effective mobility & strength. To optimize performance and prevent injury, normal functional activities such as walking, hinging, reaching, pushing & pulling require optimized 3-D movement. Learn how to quickly identify these patterns and how to properly address these areas through assessment, self-myofascial release & antagonist strengthening.

1 PTS | 1 FIS

3208 – FMS: Key Progressions for Core Training (W/S)

Michael Panarella

In this session, we will discuss the application of fundamental, transitional and functional postures inspired by the developmental sequence, as they apply to core training. This practice provides a progressive approach to core training with an emphasis on building a solid foundation from the ground up. Transitional exercises that can be used to challenge core function in more complex standing, single leg and locomotive activities will be introduced. Specifically, we will explore the importance of tall kneeling and half kneeling exercises that can be the crucial transition stage to integrating both core and hip stability. These exercises and strategies help bridge the gap from basic core training to more demanding, dynamic functional movements.

1 PTS | 1 FIS

3209 – Sensible Strength (W/S)

Ingrid Knight-Cohee

Strength based class formats are among the most popular for avid regular participants and newcomers alike. Pare down all the options and fads of class design and return to the essentials of building sensible strength through sound exercise science and the functional movements necessary to counter typical habits of modern living. Sensible Strength is balanced, dynamic, inspiring, invigorating, functional and fun!


3210 – Strong by Zumba (W/S)

Karine Opasinski

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!


2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

3301 – Flexibility VS. Mobility (W/S)

Christa Norgren

What is mobility compared to flexibility, anyway? – Aren’t they same thing? Well no, not really. Can we do with one or the other or is one more valuable? The truth is while they are different, they go hand in hand and both are valuable. Come discuss how we accomplish both and understand the different effects on the body and joints. We will follow our discussion with an experiential class designed to provide the experience (strategies, sensations and benefits) of both. Bring your mat and your strap!

1 PTS | 1 FIS

3302 – Practical Approaches to SI Joint Pain (L)

Carl Weston

Sacroiliac (SI) joint pain is a debilitating and problematic issue. Often confused with low back pain, it can arise from causes. Furthermore, asymmetrical flexibility or poor posture increases the likelihood of SI joint dysfunction and pain, particularly when increased loads are added. Get the knowledge and skills to identify clients suffering from SI joint pain and avoid creating problems in clients at risk from SI joint issues. You’ll learn the C.H.E.K Institute formula for creating effective stretching, stabilization, and strengthening programs for clients with SI joint pain, and understand when you need to refer at-risk clients for medical assistance.

1 PTS | 1 FIS

3303 – Ketogenic Diet and Fasting for the Fitness Athlete (L)

Thomas DeLauer

This will be a session on how to specifically use the ketogenic to stay lean all year round and be able to balance athletics and lifestyle in one easy package. No more being a slave to 6 meals per day. With Fasting and Ketosis, you can get the body you want, without the ball and chain.

1 PTS | 1 FIS | 1 HWL

3304 – THINK Yourself™ a Leader (L)

Mo Hagan & Nathalie Plamondon-Thomas

Ever wondered why some people are naturally attracted to specific individuals and follow everything they say or do? Do you want to take your place as a leader in the fitness industry? Most people seek advice but do what they want anyway. To lead is not telling people what to do: it’s teaching people to find out for themselves. Leaders don’t leave an external map for others to follow – they plant internal maps inside others and help them grow their own personal GPS. Find out the system and key drivers to be the leader you know you can be.

1 PTS | 1 FIS | 1 HWL

3305 – The Riches Are In The Niches (L)

Dave Smith

Have you noticed that some personal trainers always have a waiting list of people who want to work with them? Those in-demand trainers aren’t necessarily the ones with the most experience or best credentials. So, what makes them so sought after? Join Dave in this session to learn the 5 golden rules of niche marketing. Following these steps will make you THE expert in your chosen niche and will have clients lined up to work with you too!

1 PTS | 1 HWL

3306 – Schwinn® Cycling: Pedal and Pulse (W/S)

Helen Vanderburg

Schwinn Indoor Cycling meets Barre in a fusion program taking the country by storm. Amazing cardio combos on the bike flow into elongating, strength based barre training on the floor using the bikes as barres. Finally, barre students work in the cardio and die hard cyclists get the flexibility and elongation training their bodies crave.

1 PTS | 1 FIS

3307 – 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

3308 – Personalize Your Small Group Training for Results (W/S)

Michael Panarella

Small group training is a smart way to train multiple clients or athletes at the same time. Understanding the principles to personalizing this type of training is the key to success. Tools to identify clients’ individual needs allow you to create programming to target their goals in a safe and effective manner. The functional movement screen is just such a tool – it helps you understand when an individual is ready to load a movement pattern for higher intensities or if corrective exercises can be substituted to provide an alternative. Learn about these strategies and get exercise examples that you can use to personalize your small group training.

1 PTS | 1 FIS

3309 – Pulling for Power™ (W/S)

SGT Ken®

3310 – Speed Dating Exercise Circuits (W/S)

Krista Popowych

The best thing about speed dating exercise circuits is that you can move quickly along and have some fun while you are at it! In this session, we will experience the key benefits of circuit training in a format that works the whole body. From partner drills to plyos, endurance training, abs and more, your clients will love this super-challenging workout. Big on ideas and taught with or without equipment, this session will have you sweating and smiling – – with no strings attached!

1 PTS | 1 FIS

3501 – Master Class Tae Bo/ Kickboxing (W/S)

Billy Blanks

This whole body workout fuses martial arts moves with boxing, tae kwon do and aerobic dance steps in a unique combination focusing on the mind and body to provide a fun, continuous cardiovascular workout.

1 PTS | 1 FIS

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

3401 – 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.

1 PTS | 1 FIS

3302 – Meditation for Wellness (W/S)

Ginette Biro

Do you have an open mind? Meditation has a powerful effect on the mind by calming our stress levels, changing our mood and even our state of mind. What if it could also change the outcomes in our lives? What if we could actually influence our ability to perform and produce desired results? Come experience techniques through a class format that can have a positive impact on the goals we wish to accomplish. This will help us set in motion the pathway to success – the yogi way! Bring your mat and your open mind.

1 PTS | 1 FIS |1 HWL

3403 – The Missing Link in Nutrition (L)

Joanne Mulhall

One constant has always presented itself when assessing a clients health during the first few initial sessions via the eye analysis or in-depth client history and symptomatology: how toxic is this person. Toxicity happens from many levels; endogenous toxins from the inefficiency of the body’s own systems leaving a lot of metabolic waste and exogenous toxins from the air, water and food that we ingest daily. Cleansing and detoxing the body on a cellular level has always been a foundational protocol with my clients and what I feel is the “Missing Link” in working with any client to rebalance their body and help their engine their
internal organs – function fully.

1 PTS | 1 FIS |1 HWL

3404 – 2020 Trends: What’s New and Next in Fitness (L)

Emma Barry, Mo Hagan & Ingrid Knight-Cohee, facilitated by Krista Popowych

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 behaviours 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

3405 – Website Clicks That Get Clients (L)

Dave Smith

Does your website work? Sure, it’s online and people can see it, but is it doing its job? Most website owners get hung up on how their site looks. They think, “If it’s pretty, it’s good.” But, your site should be doing a LOT more than just looking good. It should be helping you recruit new clients 24/7. In this session, Dave explains the proven 8-point checklist that will give you a website that turns clicks into clients.

1 PTS | 1 FIS |1 HWL

3406 – Schwinn® Cycling: The Power Behind POWER (W/S)

Janelle Veteri

Power has become the hot topic in indoor cycling. Measurement is motivation and when used properly it can help members of all fitness levels improve their fitness. Learn what POWER is, how to coach to it, how to use it to motivate in a variety of different ways. There is power in POWER!

1 PTS | 1 FIS

3407 – 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

3408 – Overcoming Your Fear of Inversions (Handstands)(W/S)

Robin Ball

Ever wonder what life was like upside down? Inversions are an art that begins from the ground up. Inverted success will come from efficient progressions from wrist and shoulder mobility to core activation and body awareness to wall progression to handstands. Learn how to plant your hands as roots and challenge your body in a new way.

1 PTS | 1 FIS

3409 – Billy’s BoomBoxing (W/S)

Billy Blanks

BoomBoxing consists of 8 basic moves, and upper body Boxing Kata techniques and then BoomBoxing combinations of the upper body and the basic moves. It is a high-intensity cardio-kickboxing workout.

1 PTS | 1 FIS

3410 – Strong by Zumba (W/S)

Karine Opasinski

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!


Sunday, November 18th

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8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

4001 – YOGAFIT Hip Openers (W/S)

Christa Norgren

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

1 PTS | 1 FIS

4002 – Flatten Your Abs Forever (L)

Carl Weston

Everyone dreams of flat abs, but all too often sees little or no result from exercise or dieting – the dreaded paunch remains despite being able to perform hundreds of crunches! This lecture explains all the reasons why your exercise program may not be getting the results it should. Learn the common problems that prevent people from achieving flat abs including ineffective exercise programming, poor nutritional habits, hormonal imbalance, gynecological and gastro-intestinal disorders and much more. Understand important factors to look for when assessing your clients and how multidisciplinary programs can really work to condition and flatten abdominals

1 PTS | 1 FIS

4003 – Staying Out of the Nutrition Box – Intuitive Eating (L)

Joanne Mulhall

Looking at fads and trends, we see a huge percentage of people who gravitate towards specific nutrition regimes for various reasons, but this is not always a balnced approach for long-term health and well-being. Common sense and listen to your body should prevail yet this seems to elude many people. The food trend box can have some benefits but has more dogma than what is helpful in the long-term fo rmost people and precludes people listening to their own bodies and being more inuitive with eating.

1 PTS | 1 FIS | 1 HWL

4004 – Boutiques, Brands and Building a Following (L)

Emma Barry

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

4005 – Save Time on Social Media—7 Productivity Hacks (L)

Amanda Vogel

Social media can be a total time-suck—but it doesn’t have to be! Marketing your fitness business on social platforms is a must, so why not set yourself up for maximum efficiency with simple under-the-radar time-savers? Learn how to quickly “re-spin” one post into half-a-dozen others, what types of content can serve multiple purposes, why you might be overlooking the most useful shortcuts on social, and many more tips. Leave this session with the knowledge and inspiration to put your social-media marketing on the fast-track to success without the added time commitment.

1 PTS | 1 FIS | 1 HWL

4006 – Schwinn® Cycling: Music MAGIC! (W/S)

Janelle Veteri

In this workshop you will learn what to play, when to play it, and where to FIND the music and remixes that no one else on your team will have. Music is magic and we are going to make you all magicians!

1 PTS | 1 FIS

4007 – Shape Up with the Resistance Band (W/S)

Rhona Parsons

Using a resistance band along with the Art of B.A.L.A.N.C.E. seven principles, this Pilates-based program is guaranteed to tone and tighten your entire body from the inside out! Get sexy arms and shoulders, sculpt your butt and legs and cinch your waist.

BYOM | 1 PTS | 1 FIS

4008 – Crew Conditioning™ with SGT Ken® (W/S)

SGT Ken®

Crew Conditioning™ with SGT Ken® is an exciting four-event athletic challenge with WaterRower drills, plyometric exercises and calisthenics that require the assistance of other athletes, all designed to show you how team-building games will help you double your strength and stimulate your soul. Make your test today your testimony tomorrow!

1 PTS | 1 FIS

4009 – The Surefire Six – Progressions and Regressions for Every Type of Client (W/S)

Kathryn McKenzie

Squat, lunge, hinge, push, pull, plank! Refine your knowledge of these fundamental functional exercises and learn dozens of variations so you can accommodate clients of all levels in your training sessions or in your fitness classes.

1 PTS | 1 FIS

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

4101 – Throw Your Scale Away! (L)

Kathryn McKenzie

Is it time to re-examine your perception of health and wellness? Many of us struggle with constant comparing, unnecessary measuring, and unrealistic expectations with regards to fitness. This dynamic presentation is ideal for anyone who has struggled (or is working with people who struggle) to attain or maintain their nutrition & fitness goals. Based on her best-selling book, ‘Throw Your Scale Away! Reclaiming the True Meaning of Health and Fitness’, this presentation contains thought-provoking and humorous stories to highlight how measurements and expectations can affect your feelings and behaviours with regards to healthy living.

1 PTS | 1 FIS

4102 – Building Healthy Relationships with Your Clients (L)

Daniela Tempesta

Building rapport with clientele takes patience, persistence and time. However, it’s imperative we create definitive boundaries between teacher/student, leader/learner. This lecture will explore how to create healthy relationships with your participants while being mindful of relationship dynamics from psychology.

1 PTS | 1 FIS | 1 HWL

4103 – Ketosis and Fasting for Men vs. Women (L)

Thomas DeLauer

A session to help men and women understand how ketosis and fasting might be different for one another. A discussion on hormones and the types of foods that should be selected by either sex to help them get the best results on a ketogenic or intermittent fasting program.

1 PTS | 1 FIS | 1 HWL

4104 – 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

4105 – Make Money As a Guest Blogger (L)

Amanda Vogel

You don’t need your own blog to be a blogger! There’s plenty of opportunity on the web to write guest blog posts—and get paid to do it—on health/fitness
blogs that aren’t your own! The benefits of freelance guest blogging include: reaching a wider audience for marketing, networking with major brands and companies, increasing your influence on social media, establishing cross-promotions, and making money. Learn from a seasoned fitness writer and blogger about how to get your name out there (without a huge time commitment) via guest blogging.

1 PTS | 1 FIS | 1 HWL

4106 – Schwinn® Cycling: Buy 1 Get 1 Free, Class Design On A Dime! (W/S)

Helen Vanderburg

Back by popular demand! Our wildly successful Class Design workshop BOGOF is back, bigger, better and going to leave you with a TON of ideas to keep you & your riders happy for a very long time. We will discuss member’s wants, needs and how to keep all types of riders happy in class. It’s all in the way you set it up!

1 PTS | 1 FIS

4107 – Body Weight Training Amped Up (W/S)

Krista Popowych

We all know that the best piece of equipment is your body. This non-equipment based session is the perfect combination of functional strength and evolving intervals that will amp up any workout. Interactive, totally fun and packed with amazing ideas, this workout is perfect for small or large groups. Body Weight Training Amped Up is truly a do anywhere, do anytime workout – – for anyone!

1 PTS | 1 FIS

4108 – 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!

1 PTS | 1 FIS

4109 – 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!


4500 – Jillian Michaels BODYSHRED (W/S)

Karen DiVenanzo

JILLIAN MICHAELS BODYSHRED™ is a fun, effective, 30-minute, high intensity, metabolic conditioning workout that’s the accumulation of her 20 years of expertise in the fitness industry. JILLIAN MICHAELS BODYSHRED is ‘Intelligent Training.’ It’s kinetic, it’s energetic; it provides the ultimate challenge, regardless of level. Utilizing Jillian’s 3-2-1 interval approach to whole body circuit training. JILLIAN MICHAELS 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 body weight training and much more, come together in one powerful class that offers you the most successful way to get lean and shredded fast. JILLIAN MICHAELS BODYSHRED not only burns more calories while your members are training, but can literally ACCELERATE their metabolism long after the workout is finished so they keep burning fat and calories at a higher rate – for up to 72 hours post training. They’ll shed fat, define muscle, dramatically enhance athletic performance, and transform their physique. This class is unparalleled in its approach and its results

1 PTS | 1 FIS

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

4201 – Meditation For Performance (W/S)

Christa Norgren

Do you have an open mind? Meditation has a powerful effect on the mind by calming our stress levels, changing our mood and even our state of mind. What if it could also change the outcomes in our lives? What if we could actually influence our ability to perform and produce desired results? Come experience techniques through a class format that can have a positive impact on the goals we wish to accomplish. This will help us set in motion the pathway to success – the yogi way! Bring your mat and your open mind.

1 PTS | 1 FIS

4202 – Beauty & The Beast (L)

Tiffany Moffatt

From a young age, girls are socialized to believe that first and foremost their worth is measured by their beauty. By the time a girl reaches the age of 17, she will have been exposed to over 250,000 commercial messages telling her she is “too fat,” “too thin,” “too short,” “too tall,” and a myriad of other negative messaging from the media that plays heavily on her self-esteem and creates an obsessive concern among girls and women on outward appearance. The fitness industry is a by no means immune to this type of messaging and sees body shaming as “fair game” to attract new customers to its health clubs, magazine subscriptions or latest diet program. “Bikini ready” has become a household word and is the staple diet of spring “health” magazine covers. This “beast” of a movement is shadowing the confidence of women and girls, taking the joy out of fitness and making them to feel like they don’t measure up. They are dropping out of fitness programs and engaging in unhealthy and sometimes dangerous behaviours to achieve an impossible ideal. In this very visual and interactive lecture, let’s explore whether your messaging- be it polished marketing campaigns or motivational media posts-is enhancing or limiting women’s’ personal power, attracting or perhaps repelling your clientele with impossible ideals. Learn instead how to empower girls and women to redefine beauty and health. Teach them to celebrate their own uniqueness, see their own beauty and achieve a life of balanced health and fitness joyfully.

1 PTS | 1 FIS | 1 HWL

4203 – Fueling the Endurance Athlete (L)

Sarah Cuff

Traditional sports nutrition requires the endurance athlete to consume a high carbohydrate diet. But is such a high carb intake is in fact appropriate or necessary? How much does the quality versus the quantity of food matter? And how important is the practice of specific before, during and after fueling strategies? Join Sarah in this session to learn how to determine individualized macronutrient targets, the top 10 nutrient dense foods for endurance athletes, and key nutrient timing principles that can make or break your clients success.

1 PTS | 1 FIS | 1 HWL

4204 – Becoming a Health and Fitness Authority (Not Just an Influencer) (L)

Thomas DeLauer

Social media is flooded with influencers of all shapes and sizes, but only a select few can become true authorities. Learn the difference between becoming an online authority versus an influencer. Learn the ways to lead the pack when it comes to health and wellness and ultimately draw more sales, conversions, and most of all positive attitude in the marketplace.

1 PTS | 1 FIS | 1 HWL

4205 – Why Do Your Clients Self-Sabotage? (L)

Nathalie Plamondon-Thomas

Your clients are doing everything “right” and somehow, you know that when your back is turned, they jeopardize their success. Learn the main causes of self-sabotage, how to identify what is at the root of their self-sabotage and how to transform that energy into a serving force to achieve their goals.

1 PTS | 1 FIS | 1 HWL

4206 – 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

4208 – Anti-Freeze – for Parkinson Disease (W/S)

Rhona Parsons

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a degenerative neurological disorder of the central nervous system that mainly affects the motor system. PD is the second most common degenerative neurological disorder after Alzheimer’s disease. Research shows that exercise is one of the best things to combat PD and prolong the progression of the disease. Rhona has been working with people who have PD for the past 13 years and has seen firsthand how exercise has helped them with their gait, balance, flexibility and mobility. Come and learn how to help your clients reduce stiffness in their bodies.

1 PTS | 1 FIS

4207 – Breath and the Autonomic Nervous System (W/S)

Rena Shields

Breathing – this will clear up common misconceptions of how our Breath effects us and it’s role in our Stress Cycle for establishing a Healthy Homeostasis. We will play with various Breathing techniques for a group conclusion of how these various Breathing Techniques effect our Autonomic Nervous System and learn what a Lateral Intercostal Breath feels ourselves as well as what to look for in others.

1 PTS | 1 FIS

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

4301 – The Core and So Much More! (W/S)

Rhona Parsons

Are you looking for ways to strengthen your Yoga practice and that of your students? Learning the art of connecting to your core will help you get more in-tuned with the body and, as an instructor, you will learn the art of becoming a skillful thinking instructor infusing functional movement into your classes. This motivating and exciting Vinyasa (flow) fusing Pilates and Yoga will connect you to the core of your being, bringing balance to body, mind and spirit.

1 PTS | 1 FIS

4302 – Teaching Styles: the Pros & Cons (L)

Daniela Tempesta

You have the ability to choose a teaching style that matches your passion, purpose and personality. Explore various teaching styles & the pros and cons of each, leaving with a clearer vision of when each style is appropriate and how to define and maximize your own.


4303 – Supplements for Athletes (L)

Sarah Cuff

There are hundreds of sports nutrition supplements being marketed to athletes. How many of them are worth the cost? Do we actually need supplements at all? Or is it possible to get all the nutrients required by an athlete from food alone? Join Sarah in this session to learn the 5 most commonly used supplements (and how to use food instead), which supplements are a waste of money, and how targeted short term supplementation can be valuable depending on the goals of the athlete.

1 PTS | 1 FIS | 1 HWL

4304 – The 4-Hour Workweek For Personal Trainers (L)

Dave Smith

A 4-hour workweek? That can’t be possible for a personal trainer, can it?


4305 – Group Fitness Fix (L)

Ingrid Knight-Cohee

Review the latest stats on the benefits of GF programming in terms of member attraction and retention. Discuss 4 main challenges of running GF programming: staffing, management, scheduling, & marketing. Learn best practice for budgeting, pay scale, standard operating procedures, and succession planning specific to GF. Discuss staff and member engagement through GF. Walk away with 5 strategies on how to improve and expand on the GF programming, structure and practices at your club.


4306 – Functional Athletic Training (W/S)

Robin Ball

A workout designed to encourage you to move like an athlete. This high volume athletic workout will challenge your strength and cardiovascular fitness through a variety of speed, agility, strength and endurance drills. Working effectively with your body weight and incorporating flexibility and mobility challenging yourself with more advanced movements that can be progressed or regressed, you will strengthen your bodies foundation to move as a whole and get the results you want by moving more fluid and feeling more flexible to accomplish any activity you desire.

1 PTS | 1 FIS

4307 – Training for the Interstitium (W/S)

Rena Shields

We will use Pilates, Yoga and Resistance Training in the i-Training protocol for targeted conditioning of the Interstitium. What is the Interstitium? It is the now recognized largest organ in our bodies that nobody new about until the use of endoscopy to fully understanding the pathways by which interstitial fluid connects our systems together, thus the Interstitium.

1 PTS | 1 FIS

4308 – 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

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Thursday, November 15

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9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

103 – Thai Yoga Stretching for Exercise Professionals – Level 1 (W/S)

Drew Hume

Effective flexibility training not only helps prevent injury, it 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.

BYOM | 4 PTS | 4 FIS

Professional Members: $170
Non-Members: $308(includes one-year canfitpro Professional Membership)

Friday, November 16

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8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

314 – WaterRower Coach Certification Course with SGT Ken® (W/S)

SGT Ken®

This highly interactive workshop identifies the essential skills all great group and personal trainers must possess in order to impact and empower any team or individual. Developed by Army Master Fitness Trainer and decorated combat veteran Ken Weichert (aka SGT Ken®), the WaterRower Coach Certification Course utilizes unique and extremely effective exercise education to help you provide powerful programs that are both fun and functional. You will be immersed in proper form and safety, establishing and executing foundational fitness programs for small or large groups, cueing and staging strategies, circuit training and competitions, fitness games and tests, partner-assisted exercises and program implementation. Join our crew and make rowing a joyful journey of immediate improvement and personal success!

4 PTS | 4 FIS

Professional Members: $199
Non-Members: $249 (includes one-year canfitpro Professional Membership)

8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

315 – Schwinn® Cycling: Indoor Cycling Instructor Certification (W/S)

Helen Vanderburg & Janelle Veteri

Get certified in the industry’s most respected and progressive indoor cycling instructor training course. In one power-packed day, you’ll get the tools you need to become a successful and sought-after instructor on any brand of bike. This critically acclaimed certification is based on the newly updated Schwinn Cycling Coach’s Pyramid, a specialized system that makes teaching simple for you and an incredible experience for your students.

You will learn bike fit, cycling science, class design, music, communication skills, motivation techniques and leave with:

• A comprehensive manual and Certificate of Completion
• Eight complete class designs
• Power Music® Schwinn Cycling Signature Music

4 PTS | 4 FIS

Professional Members: $299
Non-Members: $437 (includes one-year canfitpro Professional Membership)

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

318 – Strong by Zumba – Instructor Training (W/S)

Karine Opasinski

This full-day session is the first step towards becoming a Zumba® instructor, giving you the foundation and formula to teach Zumba classes. You’ll learn the steps to the four basic Zumba rhythms (merengue, salsa, cumbia, and reggaeton) and how to put these steps together into a song. You’ll leave with the Basic Steps level 1 review DVD, the Basic 1 electronic instructor manual, and a certificate of completion. You’ll also get fitness certification credits for instructor training and canfitpro CECs.


$250 Registration Fee – USE PROMO CODE: CANFITPROSBZ25 to receive a $25 discount.


9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

319 – NPE More Clients, More Sales, More Profits Workshop (L)

Brady Johnson

Crush your sales and marketing goals over the next 12 months! We’ll walk you through an audit of your existing sales and marketing, finding quick wins that won’t cost you a lot (or anything) and have a big impact. Brainstorm with others to create solutions and leave with greater clarity about getting consistent lead flow and sales. Then we’ll turn to your sales and marketing pipeline: you’ll go through a guided self-audit, with an eye on more quick wins. 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 train your attention where it’s most needed. We’ll finish up with a 90-day plan to implement as soon as you get home.

3 PTS | 3 FIS | 3 HWL

Register by November 5 for just $99! Click here to register!

9:30 AM – 5:30 PM

311 – How To Empower Change In Your Clients (L)

Carl Weston

Adopting long-term healthy habits is one of the hardest behavioural changes for many people. Empower yourself – and your clients – with practical techniques for creating and managing progressive, effective, long-term change. You will learn why it is essential to have a chief goal, dream or motive as the basis of the change process, and how to guide clients through the change process in key areas such as creating happiness, exercising effectively, resting effectively and healthy eating. You’ll come away with tools, techniques and useful forms that you can implement with your clients the next day.

4 PTS | 4 FIS | 4 HWL

Professional Members: $250
Non-Members: $388 (includes one-year canfitpro Professional Membership)

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

310 – Jillian Michael’s BODYSHRED (W/S)

Karen DiVenanzo

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

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

4:30 PM – 8:30 PM

317 – Prepair2Perform (P2P) Assess, Align and Optimize Biomechanics (W/S)

Chad Benson

Coach Benson, a 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.


Professional Members: $139

5:30 PM – 9:00 PM


Kendall Hussein

Professional Members: $60
Non-Members: $69

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Amanda Vogel

Amanda Vogel, MA human kinetics, is a canfitpro FIS, instructor at GoodLife and owner of, a writing, editing and consulting service for the fitness industry.

She’s a Hootsuite-certified social media consultant for fitness brands and public figures and a canfitpro Advisory Panel member. In addition to blogging at FitnessTestDrive.comAmanda writes for popular magazines and blogs, including IDEA Fitness Journal, ACE, NASM, Best Health, Oxygen, SELF and Reader’s Digest Canada.

Arvin Khamseh

Arvin Khamseh is an Oxford-trained geek and graduate of the National Organization of Development of Exceptional Talents.

He is a contributor to the publications: Thrive Global, American Student Dental Association (ASDA) and Medium and Better Humans. After extensive research experience at a lab, self-experimentation and personal mentoring, he was able to add 215 LBs to his deadlift, gain 30 LBs of muscle in 3 months, healed a chronic nightmare, and has reversed two dental cavities.

Billy Blanks

Billy Blanks is the creator of Tae Bo Fitness®, a revolutionary total body fitness system that has helped millions of people around the world get in shape and feel great! Billy continues to earn acclaim through his extraordinary achievements as a world Karate Champion, actor, author, motivator, philanthropist and humanitarian. He travels all over the globe, teaching Tae Bo and conducting Tae Bo Certifications courses.

Billy is an eighth-degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do but he also gained Black Belts in five other forms of Martial Arts, eventually becoming a Grand Master, but he didn’t stop there. He became a seven-time world Karate Champion, captained the U.S. Karate team, won 36 Gold Medals in International competitions and earned admission to the Karate Hall Of Fame. Not only did he achieve his goals as a Martial Artist but Billy went on to train in boxing and became a Golden Gloves Champion and the Tri-state Golden Gloves Champion of Champions.

Living in California, Billy and Tae Bo Fitness® was very popular among celebrities. He became a fitness expert and personal trainer to many movie stars, television actors and celebrity athletes as well. Everyone reaped the benefits of Tae Bo Fitness® and Billy’s Boot Camp™, helping them to stay in top physical shape.

Currently, Billy is the co-host of the hit TV series “Celebrity Sweat”, which reveals how celebrities and athletes balance good nutrition and fitness, so as to enjoy a healthful life. The series motivates and inspires both young and old to make fitness a dedicated part of their lives.

Billy Blanks has been around for three generations. He is the Godfather of Fitness and continues to inspire men and women to bring fitness into their lives. He is more motivated than ever to make a difference in people’s lives.

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.

Carl Weston
BSc Sports Science (Kin), C.H.E.K Practitioner Level 4, CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 3, CHEK Golf Performance, AMTA, FDN

Carl has over 18 years experience in the health and fitness industry coupled with a wealth of entrepreneurial knowledge gathered through travelling the world as a personal trainer, rehab specialist and fitness manager. At his Toronto practice, Raven wellness, he works with clients and athletes on pain management, rehab, weight loss, and general fitness, and teaches a number of courses and workshops. Carl’s clients have included top athletes and record holders.

Dr. Carolina Leon

Dr. Carolina Leon’s approach is to provide individualized care for patients. She analyses each patient by taking a thorough health history, performing physical exam techniques, and using advanced diagnostic testing. Her training has made her knowledgeable and proficient in making health care decisions and recommendations that involve lifestyle changes and specialized treatments that are indicated for your particular case. Her treatment recommendations are designed to address the root cause of your symptoms and improve health outcomes for the short and the long term. Dr. Leon stays current with research of evidence-based medicine as well as the latest technological advancements, while also knowing about the wide clinical applications used by the experts in the Naturopathic Medical field; this enables her to provide a unique and valuable healthcare treatment plan for you.


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.

Christa Norgren

Christa’s fitness journey began in 2004. Her work has included group fitness, personal training and yoga. She has since become a Senior Trainer for YogaFit Worldwide, the Nations largest yoga school!

She travels to educate yoga teachers and presents at conferences across the Nation. She is has written two 18-hr training programs that are part of the Yoga for Athletes 100 hr specialty track through Yogafit Worldwide. As a canfitpro PRO TRAINER, she demonstrates her commitment to continuing education with additional training in athletic/sport performance, functional movement and is currently working to earn her Yoga Therapy designation through the International Association of Yoga Therapists. She has a growing passion for athletes of all levels to perform well and injury free as frequently as possible. She also aspires to have both students and clients experience the benefits of healthy living, to understand effective movement and to see results!

Daniela Tempesta

Daniela’s extensive background in dance has lead to a successful 15+ year career in the fitness industry. Her focus is on education and instructor development through courses (ACE), evaluations, mentoring and workshops (BCRPA BCFit, MFC, NFF, SCW Mania, IDEA). Her passion remains in nurturing people to be/stay active with joy and laughter in their hearts.

Dave Smith

Dave Smith is an online weight loss coach who was chosen as “Canada’s Top Fitness Professional” in 2013. He shares health and fitness guidance through his blog and podcast at Dave also founded the Online Trainers Federation, where he works with personal trainers who want to build their own online fitness businesses. His educational resources and podcast can be found at

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 (

Eliza Butler

Eliza is founder of Eliza B.Well Integrative Health and Life Coaching. She grew up a competitive ice hockey player earning numerous accolades on the national and collegiate levels. Struggling with her own health and happiness after her athletic career ended, she pursued a Masters degree in Integrative Health from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. She is certified in personal training, wellness coaching, applied positive psychology, and guided imagery. Eliza is passionate about sharing a holistic, sustainable approach to health and well-being to her clients.

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.

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.

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.

Ingrid Knight-Cohee

As Director of Group Fitness for SNFC, Ingrid leads 380 instructors in delivering 800+ classes/week across 23 locations through innovative group fitness programming.

Ingrid currently serves on the Fitness Advisory Committee for the BC Recreation and Parks Association and holds degrees in Human Kinetics and Exercise & Health Psychology.

She regularly presents at international conferences and contributes to premier fitness publications.

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 a well as Master Trainer for BOSU®.

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

Janelle Veteri

With over 20 years in the Health and Fitness industry, Janelle is known for her inspiring classes that combine her love of music and motivational coaching techniques.

Her athletic background includes competing in bicycle track, road, & criterium races, triathlons from sprint to Ironman distances and 12 marathons to date.

Jason Madden

After exiting the corporate world in pursuit of optimal health, Jason, a Certified Nutritional Practitioner and Health Coach now works with individuals and groups to educate and inspire personal change for optimal health and increased vitality.

Jason has worked with amateur and professional athletes, helping them improve their performance, and shares his passion for health through his podcast The Holistic Gangster.

Jessie Smith

Originally from Toronto, Jessie Smith worked in holistic weight loss for over two years before obtaining her designation of certified nutrition practitioner. She became increasingly interested in yoga and how the movement practice and spiritual philosophy compliment knowledge of holistic nutrition.

Jessie specializes in giving talks on how to reduce stress through nutrition, holistic meal planning and prep, and teaching yin and hatha yoga in the Vancouver area.

She currently teaches at The Sweat Lab, Kahlena Movement, Maa Yoga and The Yoga Root. She also manages the Work Experience department of The Institute of Holistic Nutrition in downtown Vancouver.

Joanne Mulhall

Joanne Mulhall has been a Holistic Health Practitioner for since 1997 She specializes in Nutrition and Cleanse coaching, Eye and Hair Analysis, and Reiki healing energy. An avid Fitness and Yoga nut, and she is passionate about educating everyone who wants to learn, on how to take charge of their health, minimize disease and illness, and maintain a high quality of health as they age. She has taught with the Institute for Holistic Nutrition in Vancouver and has been a PRO TRAINER with canfitpro since 2009. She has conducted seminars and workshops on dozens of topics to empower others to live their best lives.

Julia DiPaolo

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.

Karen DiVenanzo

Karen is an energetic Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer with many years of experience. Her passion to help people get involved in fitness shows in her teaching/coaching style.

She loves to push her participants to reach their fitness goals while working in a safe, enjoyable atmosphere.

When doing Karen’s courses and classes you will have so much fun you won’t even realize how hard your working.

She can’t wait to meet you!

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 Can Fit Pro certified. Always smiling, dynamic, passionate for dance and really implicated, she brings sunshine where there is none 😉

Kathryn McKenzie

Kathryn McKenzie is a health and fitness expert who owns Surefire Fitness in Winnipeg. A multi-sport athlete, she earned her Bachelor of Human Kinetics and Bachelor of Education degrees at the University of British Columbia.

She is a best-selling author, a finalist for Canadian Fitness Professional of the Year, and the health & fitness expert on the CJOB radio morning show.

She helps people become healthier by challenging their current thoughts and expectations and by encouraging them to eat well, keep moving, and have more fun! She loves sports, enjoys travelling, and is slightly addicted to chocolate.

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.

Krista Popowych

Krista Popowych, B.HKin, has been inspiring fitness leaders, trainers and managers for over two decades with her motivating and on-trend sessions. As the 2016 (2008 & 2003) canfitpro Fitness Presenter of the Year award recipient and the 2014 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year award winner, Krista has shown an outstanding commitment to fitness education. A highly sought-after instructor, trainer and educator, Krista is the Global Director of Group Education for Keiser. She is also a recognized TV personality, DVD creator and an Adidas 3-stripe team sponsored member. As a published author, professional speaker and advocate for cancer research fundraising, Krista spread her passion for fitness across the globe. Her goal has always been to inspire others through education and movement, and she does that with her creative sessions and real-life approach to fitness!


Dr. Lois Nahirney

Dr. Lois Nahirney is the president and chief executive officer of dnaPower Inc. and SkinDNA Inc.  Her businesses leverage state of the art DNA testing to help people make better diet, fitness and health decisions.   Dr. Nahirney has over 25 years global experience as a senior executive and has been recognized with the BIV Influential Women in Business, BC Business Women of Influence, the YWCA Women of Distinction and Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards.  She has a Doctorate of Business Administration in International Business and was previously a page in the House of Commons and an international Rotary scholar.  She is highly active in the community and serves as the Chair of the Premier’s Women’s Economic Council, the BC Women’s Executive Network and the WE for SHE forum.

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 lead 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 who’s soul purpose is to help the world be a better place by sharing his experience and expertise.

Mia Harris

Mia Harris is a Holistic Nutritionist based out of Victoria, British Columbia. She graduated from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and is a member of the National Association of Nutritional Professionals.  She has a passion for helping others achieve optimal well being through nutrition, exercise and personal development. Mia has lived in a few of the health capitals of the world including Los Angeles and Vancouver. She is a blogger, brand ambassador, recipe and content creator.

Michael Panarella

Michael is a strength and conditioning coach and personal trainer from Vancouver.

He is the owner of Thrive Performance Inc. which provides post rehabilitative care and performance training, as well as fitness instruction for the general population.

He has experience implementing the Functional Movement Systems model with local sports teams including the Vancouver Canucks and BC Lions.

Michael works closely with the local police academy overseeing the development of screening, testing and training protocols. He also serves as a consultant for several corporate wellness programs while continuing to spend time every week in the gym coaching.

Maureen (Mo) Hagan

Maureen (Mo) Hagan is vice president of program innovation for canfitpro and GoodLife Fitness.  She is a global fitness ambassador and has been recognized for her work in fitness that spans over three decades.

Mo is a #1 best-selling author, member of the Board of Directors for Prescription to Get Active and Women In Fitness Association and a Reebok sponsored athlete.

Nathalie Plamondon-Thomas

Nathalie is the Expert with a Proven System to reprogram your brain and get you transformational results.

Founder of the THINK Yourself® ACADEMY, Speaker, Publisher, Master Life Coach and No.1 best-selling author of 11 books on wellness and empowerment, Nathalie combines neuroscience with 10 years of experience in human resources, 25 years in sales and 30 years in the fitness industry.

In 2007, she was “Fitness Instructor of the Year” for Canada.

Dr. Rae Nicole St. Arnault, ND

Dr. Rae St. Arnault uses her medical training to help put the power back into your hands as a patient, giving you the tools you need to make good health care decisions.

She is your health coach and can help you synthesize all your past treatment and current symptoms, and provide you with the advice and referrals needed to take that next step. Dr. Rae uses a holistic medical approach, which includes addressing both internal, structural and emotional factors.

She also works closely with her integrated health team at Empower Health to provide the treatments that you need, such as acupuncture, massage, physiotherapy, chiropractic or counselling when you need it.

Rena Shields

Rena brings over 25 years of experience in the industry beginning with Bodybuilding, Fitness Competitions, a Pilates Studio Owner, Suspension Training Developer to now as the developer of the i-Training Education platform that is: Targeted Conditioning for the Interstitium. She can be found online at i-Training on You-Tube where you can follow her multiple education videos on how to integrate Suspension Therapy into your practice as well as Suspension Pilates Choreography for your Suspension Trainer. The focus of her work is on the education of Breath-work and how it determines the individual’s muscle activation for training versus tone of the Fascial Planes for stabilization. This work will answer questions that have long been the challenge of seasoned trainers and will clear through misconceptions for the next generation of trainers for a more functional approach in your work.

Robin Ball

Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Robin moved to Vancouver in 2006 for university and later discovered a passion in fitness. Robin concentrates on functional training to help build a foundation for life’s movements.

With a background in athletic training, she’s extremely versatile and has worked with rehab clients to performance athletes including the Whitecaps Women’s REX Program.

Robin’s current focus is working with adolescent girls and using physical activity to build confidence and strength.

Rowena List

At the heart of Getting It Together is founder Rowena List. Rowena’s 25+ years of experience and expertise in “getting it together” are multi-faceted – being a successful entrepreneur, speaker and coach/trainer, have all played an important role in honing Rowena’s natural ability to harness and teach others the best practices for getting – and staying – organized, and for maximizing one’s time.

Rowena’s highly interactive speaking engagements have spanned the globe and her organizational tips have led to numerous media attention, including Breakfast TV, Global TV and Fanny Keifer. You may have also heard her on CBC Radio or read her de-cluttering tips in More magazine, Canadian Living, Vancouver Sun, and The Vancouver Province.

Sara Cuff

With over 14 years of experience in the health & fitness industry, Sarah is the founder of Eat 2 Run Sports Nutrition, a holistic sports nutritionist, sports nutrition instructor at CSNN, and sought after speaker & workshop facilitator.

Sarah has worked closely with hundreds of athletes designing personalized dietary programs to help them succeed in their sport.

Sarah is passionate about distance running, having completed two 100 milers and many more shorter distances including 22 marathons.


SGT Ken® is an international speaker, six-time U.S. Army Soldier of the Year, and highly decorated combat veteran.

He’s trained over 500,000 soldiers and civilians through Operation Fit to Fight, has written over 100 magazine articles, and created the fitness and health education website for the U.S. Army National Guard.

Ken founded the START Fitness® boot camp program, has starred in several best-selling fitness videos, and was named canfitpro’s Best New Presenter (2011).

Thomas DeLauer

Thomas DeLauer is one of the world’s leading experts on the ketogenic diet and intermittent fasting. He reaches over 20 million viewers worldwide with his educational health video series and has helped change the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.

His own personal transformation from an overweight 280lbs Corporate Executive to Exceptionally Fit Health Educator has earned him spots on FOX News, FOX Business, ESPN, Hallmark Channel, BizTV, as well as the covers of international magazines such as Muscle and Performance, Ironman Magazine, Natural Muscle, ICON magazine and Muscle and Fitness.

Tiffany Moffatt

Certified as a canfitpro Fitness Instructor Specialist, Personal Trainer and Pre and Postnatal Fitness Specialist.

Tiffany Moffatt is a fitness leader, who has worked in the fitness industry for over 25 years as an instructor, presenter and writer. Currently, Tiffany is the Health & Fitness Programmer for the West Vancouver Community Centre and Seniors’ Centre, overseeing the Group Exercise, Yoga and Cycle programs, hiring and training of instructors for the District of West Vancouver. An active fitness, Zumba and yoga instructor, Tiffany seeks to share her passion for healthy living with others and inspire them to achieve their personal best. Co-author of the canfitpro Pre & Postnatal Specialist Certification course manual, Tiffany also specializes in teaching fitness classes to pregnant and postpartum women.

Xavier De Guzman

Xavier ‘Xavi’ de Guzman can currently be seen starring on ABC’s new summer crime-drama series “Take Two,” alongside Rachel Bilson and Eddie Cibrian.

Born and raised in Malvern, Toronto by first-generation Filipino immigrant parents, Xavier had a knack for sports which fueled an athleticism that lead him to a professional career in Thai boxing.

Fighting out of Southside Muay Thai in Toronto, he went on to secure, and then defend his 2008 lightweight championship title in Canada. This level of acclaim led him to his first on-camera role on ABC’s “Rookie Blue” as a boxer. Once on set, Xavier fell in love with the craft of acting and decided to turn his attention to working full-time as an actor.  Since then he has honed his craft by putting the same passion behind it as he did in boxing and has steadily booked roles in film and television ever since.