It’s been over 400 days since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic.

While all humans are experiencing the pandemic, the truth is, as individuals we are experiencing the pandemic differently. You may be feeling fear, anxiety, grief, frustration, or any number of challenging emotions. You may also feel like you are thriving right now – learning new skills, tackling new challenges, and enjoying the thrill of your accomplishments.

Wherever you are right now, consider building mental health awareness and resiliency with your canfitpro community during Mental Health Week (May 3-9).

The truth is some people may not be as mentally healthy as they appear. Watch these videos from a range of canfitpro staff, PRO TRAINERS, advisors, and members and you’ll realize that many of us struggle. Each video provides a variety of ways to support mental health. The Canadian Mental Health Association is encouraging us to name and express our feelings in their #GetReal campaign.

To help you help yourself and your circle of influence, this post contains curated canfitpro educational resources on mental well-being. Remember if your emotions are overwhelming, persistent, and/or preventing you from daily functioning please seek professional health support.

Let’s continue to name our feelings as a way to promote mental well-being for everyone.

Free Webinar – Friday, May 7th

Brain Fitness for Mental Health & Wellness

Mental health issues are on the rise and cannot be ignored. Individuals and organizations are reporting fatigue, anxiety, and depression as key concerns. While you can’t always control what happens around you, with your awareness muscles and easy-to-implement brain activation tools, you can influence what happens inside you.

Date: Friday, May 7

Time: 2:00 pm ET / 1:00 pm CT / 12:00 pm MT / 11:00 am PT / 3:00 pm AT

Presenter Jill Hewlett is a nationally recognized speaker, author, Brain Fitness Expert and Wellness Authority. An optional CEC Quiz will be available to purchase for this education in your member portal.

canfitpro Webinars provide accessible, on-demand education!

FREE to watch on YouTube.

Let’s Move: Virtual Wellbeing Interventions to Combat Isolation

Breathwork for Optimal Health

Healthy Boundaries in a Pandemic

And check out the Mental Well-Being with Lisa Greenbaum playlist for short experiential education on Breathing, Meditation and Chair Yoga.

canfitpro Blogs on Mental Well-Being

Exercise Prescription for Mental Health

Mental Health in Changing Times (includes links to national and provincial support organizations)

How your Diet can Help Mental Health

Stress Resiliency

This course provides you and your clients with the tools to handle stress and recharge your body. Ensure greater health outcomes as you support your fitness community during these stressful times.

Upon successful completion, each Online Course provides 4 CECs for any of the certifications you hold (PTS, FIS, and HWL).

Enjoy self-directed learning at a great price! Purchase any of these courses in your canfitpro member portal. Choose “Get Education” and click Online Courses to purchase. Save 25% with the code REOPEN2021.

Let’s #GetReal about Mental Health!


Beth Yarzab is an advocate of inclusive fitness in her roles as a canfitpro Certification Developer, PRO TRAINER, and Advisory Panel Member as well as in her own online fitness community, Vitality Practice.