These industry experts have been assembled to assist in canfitpro's vision, direction, and education. If you have any questions in any aspect to our panel, please direct them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Benjamin Siong is the Founder of Australian Strength Performance – Australia’s most progressive Performance Facility. A body recomposition expert, Strength coach and international presenter, he has produced top-ranked athletes in over 16 different sports. In 2013, Ben created LEARN-ASP.COM - an interactive online platform delivering Specialty seminars and Masterclass courses delving into the science and methods of Fat loss, Nutrition, Hypertrophy, and Coaching.
Dwayne Smith is an executive champion for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion who has exceled in the fitness industry for almost 20 years. With a strong passion for people and fitness, he brings his education and lived experience to inspire others to embrace a workplace where everyone feels a sense of belonging through Inclusive Leadership
Jess Silver is a Medical Writer, Motivational speaker, Adaptive Fitness personal trainer and Founder of Flex for Access Inc., a Non-Profit Organization for fitness and sport promotion to manage disability and injury. She’s driven to create actionable change related to disability, through fitness and educating on physical literacy.
Jessica H. Maurer is the Director of Operations & Product at FIT4MOM, providing extensive education and resources to the franchisees, instructors, and clients. Additionally, Jessica is a fitness business strategist who has internationally presented and consulted for many brands. Her passion is helping fitness businesses reach their full potential through education and program development.
Melanie Levenberg, M.Ed., is a kids fitness expert, international speaker, author, TEDx Presenter, and canfitpro 2022 Fitness Professional of the Year (FIS). As the Founder of PL3Y International, her programs have gained global accolades for boosting mental health and getting over 3.5 million students active through dance, yoga, and play. Melanie coaches' fitness professionals how to build their business by bringing fitness to schools.
An award-winning presenter, Nathalie Lacombe is the coach and cupid of the fitness industry. She blends decades of international experience with degrees in psychology and exercise science. The Vice President of the Fitness Industry Council of Canada and a canfitpro’s recipient of Canadian Presenter of the Year, she uses her joie de vivre to coach profound and lasting changes with her clients and audiences.
Terence Boateng is a masters-trained, registered dietitian and certified exercise physiologist. His specialty lies in providing nutrition counselling for body composition, combat sports, and digestive health with a focus on offering recommendations to complement training goals.
Terence currently runs CS Nutrition, his own practice in Toronto, where he counsels athletes and the general public to help meet their health, nutrition, and performance goals.
Trevor Pickett has been a Personal Trainer for over 10 years. He has also been a canfitpro PRO TRAINER for eight years and has won the Participants’ Choice award in 2019. In 2021, he was a top three finalists for Fitness Professional of the Year. Trevor has also been named canfitpro PRO TRAINER Best in Business in 2021 and 2022. He has been featured on CBC Radio and numerous podcasts and magazines. Trevor is also the founder of Offbeat Fitness Education and feels it is his duty to be a resource for other fitness professionals.