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The business of fitness — why studios and gyms need your help

By Emily Slaneff Pretty early into quarantine, I saw this article on Medium about how restaurants in 2020 are screwed and said to myself “yep — sounds familiar”. Because I own two...

Ability and Beyond

By Jeff Tiessen, Executive Director, ParaSport Ontario Disability knows no prejudice. It does not discriminate by demographic… by race, religion, socio-economic status or gender. It does however, categorize by ability...

Be an Online Group Fitness STAR – Webinar Resources and Top Tips

canfitpro PRO TRAINER panelists include: Assata McKenzie (IG: @satalata_fitness & FB: Assata McKenzie) Beth Oldfield (FB: Beth Oldfield – Fitness Protrainer & IG:  @betholdfield_protrainercanfit) Dawna Mensah (IG:  @dawnamensah & FB:...

Beyond the Crisis and Chaos: Quebec’s New Coalition

By Nathalie Lacombe, M. Sc. Having had the honor of representing Fitness Industry Council of Canada’s Quebec Coalition of fitness clubs and studios through the COVID-19 crisis, here are a...

The GoodLife Standard: Our Commitment to Health And Safety

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many things – it has changed the way we work, how we socialize, who we can see, and where we can go. From restaurants to...

Creating an Online Personality: Build Your Brand Through Thought Leadership

By Trish Tonaj As personal trainers, we begin our business with the intention of helping others reach their health and wellness goals. We educate ourselves on the fundamentals of both...

canfitpro Healthy Club and Studio: A Smart Checklist for Success

Download the Checklist Our Mission is to provide SMART guidance to Fitness Clubs and Studios reopening to members. Note: The following are recommendations to be used as guidance, and in...

Back to Base: Orangetheory® Safe Re-opening Strategy

By Michele Nesbitt – National Fitness Director, Orangetheory® Fitness Canada Like everyone in Canada and throughout the world, Orangetheory® Fitness was caught off guard by the COVID-19 pandemic that swept...

How Fitness Companies Should Adapt, Pivot and Respond In A Changed World

By Lindsay G. Merrithew Merrithew™ Co-founder and CEO Lindsay G. Merrithew shares his insights on the opportunities and challenges ahead for fitness professionals and studio owners. None of us were...

Top 3 Online Virtual Platforms to Train Your Clients for Non-Techs

Everyone can agree that when gyms re-open, the fitness landscape will not be the same as it was before. Virtual training is now the new normal, allowing you to train...

Virtual Fitness in the COVID-19 Era

By Samir Murji It’s no secret that Canadians have been less active as a result of measures to stay at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. You’re most probably sitting at...

Shifting Your Services Online— How To Protect Your Business & Your Clients

The world has been turned upside down by the COVID-19 global pandemic and this includes your role as a fitness professional.  As you navigate your way through the ‘new normal’ you’re likely wondering: how do I transition...

How A Great Leader Creates A Better Vibe Within Their Tribe

By Mo Hagan With a global pandemic underway, and concerns over our own health, safety and personal and professional security mounting, doubt, anxiety, and fear distract us from being at...

You can’t quarantine Zumba

You can’t quarantine joy. You can’t quarantine movement. You can’t quarantine Zumba. By Alberto Perlman In recent times we have become accustomed to disruption in the fitness industry, often coming...

Mastering Effective Employee Engagement™

By SGT Ken® and Stephanie Weichert Leadership expert John C. Maxwell says, “Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.” Thriving depends on how businesses view change. Change can create an obstacle...