Want Fitness To Be Seen As Essential?

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The fitness industry has a reputation problem. We realized that governments and health authorities don’t value our profession in relation to preventative health. It’s heartbreaking and incredibly disappointing. We have a lot of public relations and lobbying work to do to build our reputation, and we can start here: In many provinces, states, and countries…

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Asian Heritage Month

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Elisa Choi In my late teens, my friend and I took advantage of a free two-week trial at a local gym. Since it was free, I thought, “Why not give it a try, I have nothing to lose, but some belly fat, right?” During the two weeks, I became hooked, especially with group fitness classes.…

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Asian Heritage Month

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Jay Raymundo I was born in the Philippines. My family emigrated to Winnipeg, Manitoba when I was two years old. However, my family made sure that I understood where I came from, and we practiced all the Filipino traditions we could – from food, music, dance, and other Filipino customs. Growing up in a traditional Filipino…

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Make Your Gym Eco-Friendly And Energy Efficient 

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April 22 is Earth Day. It’s a day to raise awareness about the environmental issues we face and the social responsibility we all have to protect the planet.   In honour of this day, here are some tips you can implement in your gym, studio or almost any business space to become more eco-friendly and reduce…

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Women in Fitness: Jennifer Lau Q&A

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This past International Women’s Day canfitpro took time to celebrate its women both internally and externally. The women who are dedicated to making this industry a more inclusive, progressive, and vibrant one. The importance of celebrating this goes beyond just one day and expands to so many women out there. This August 11, 2022, marks…

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Creating Sustained Profit with Free Products/Services 

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By Trish Tonaj  I remember the days when the concept of “free” was used to capture our attention as part of a promotion. There were very few exclusive offers where business owners were willing to provide goods or services at no cost to connect with prospects and customers.  I was around in the 80’s when…

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5 Things “COVID Kids” Need from Fitness Leaders

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We are in the midst of raising a generation of “COVID Kids” – young bodies and minds affected by indoor isolations, limited social interactions, and the impact of increased stressors at home, school and in the community. Pediatricians and researchers have observed and confirmed that over the last two years, children’s mental, physical and social-emotional…

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Recalibrating The Fitness Industry  

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By Sara Hodson  The New Year is traditionally the busiest time in the fitness industry: clubs packed with members, classes with waitlists, and gym lovers and newcomers determined to hit New Year goals. Research shows that resolutions might not work, but we are hard-wired to try and make positive changes with the start of each…

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Indigenous Fitness Experiences: Building Awareness and Relationships

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By Santiago Martinez and Beth Yarzab On January 26, 2022, canfitpro Staff and PRO TRAINERS were fortunate to learn from three Indigenous Leaders at a webinar about fitness experiences in their communities. The education was part of canfitpro’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, with the objective of building awareness of what fitness means for…

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