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Mike Lipkin

Emcee Carlton Braithwaite

Friday, August 14 | 9:00AM EST – 10:00AM EST

Create Your Own Virtual Charisma  

In this remarkable keynote address, Mike Lipkin will show you how to communicate like a champion via webcam. He will provide you with actionable insights on how to expand your presence and captivate your audiences so that they want to be with you again and again, both virtually and in person. You will discover how Virtual Charisma can be even more impactful than face to face conversation and how these skills can be employed to enhance overall relationships. You will laugh, you will learn and you will connect with Mike Lipkin in a way that few have had the opportunity to do


When you choose Matrix, you’re getting more than the world’s finest fitness equipment. You’re getting a partner that will be there, for your grand opening and every day after. Together, there’s no detail of your business that we can’t refine, reimagine or reinvent. And that includes your bottom line.



Maureen (Mo) Hagan

Joined by the 2020 Fitness Professional of the Year Finalists

Emcee Lawrence Biscontini

Saturday, August 15 | 9:00AM EST – 10:00AM EST

Live Your Passion - Achieve Your Best

In a year of unprecedented disruption and change it is more important than ever that we come together to renew our purpose and refuel our passion as fit pros.  Join Mo Hagan, chief operating officer at canfitpro, who will help remind us why it’s important to stay connected to our why and to each other, and to time the time celebrate our successes.  Mo will be introducing this year’s finalists for canfitpro Fitness Professional of the Year and you will have a chance to hear their story and place your winning vote!  Together let’s take back 2020 as the “Year of the Fitness Professional”. 


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, more than 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



Silken Laumann

Emcee Lawrence Biscontini

Saturday, August 15 | 3:30PM EST – 5:00PM EST

UNSINKABLE: Building Resilience and Courage in a Changing World

Four time Olympic medalist Silken Laumann has spent a lifetime chasing dreams, overcoming obstacles and meeting challenge head on.  An Olympian favored to win gold,  her hopes of Olympic gold were dashed when ten weeks before the Olympic games in Barcelona, she was struck by another boat, crushing her leg and shredding her muscles.  The remarkable ending to that story was the beginning of many others, as she has built successful social enterprises, written best-selling books, and continued to support others in their journeys to live their life fully.  Silken has found the courage to overcome her fears, embrace change and build resilience on her way to building a magical life; let her inspire you to find your own magic.  Silken’s authentic voice and loving energy will lift you, make you think, laugh and feel more hopeful about your own ability to meet life head on.


Unsinkable is a story-sharing platform hosted by four-time Olympian Silken Laumann.  Our mission is to connect and empower Canadians to achieve better mental, physical and spiritual health.  Whether celebrity, neighbour, youth or health expert, our stories hold wisdom and power.  We are creating a connected community to empower Canadians on their journey to greatness.  Together we are Unsinkable.





SGT Ken®

Saturday, September 19 | 8:30AM EST – 9:30AM EST

Emcee Maureen "Mo" Hagan

Mastering the Game of Growth ™ with SGT Ken®
Mastering the Game of Growth™ is a highly interactive workshop that uncovers the undeniable difference between doing a lot instead of getting a lot done, and shows you how to turn frustration into fascination to achieve a fruitful and flourishing life. Developed by University of Pennsylvania Master Resilience Trainer and decorated combat veteran Ken Weichert (aka SGT Ken®), this program features seven superior strategies to master a growth mindset, abolish anxiety, enhance excitement, restore resilience, and to turn adversities into advantages so that you will challenge your limits instead of limiting your challenges."


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 visit the HK booth. Preferred Education Provider





Nathalie Plamondon-Thomas

Emcee Robert Robinson

Saturday, October 17 | 8:30AM EST – 9:30AM EST

THINK Yourself® CONFIDENT: Find Confidence & Clarity to Make Money Living Your Purpose

Recent statistics show that 85% of people suffer from lack of self-confidence in at least one area of their life. They endure ongoing and exhausting negative self-talk and waste valuable time and energy convincing themselves they are not up to the task or are not good enough. A lot of fitness professionals are building their career “on the side” and still have to stick with their full-time job to make ends meet.

Do you have a dream on the back burner? Have you ever caught yourself doubting that you will ever reach the top of your fitness game? Learn from 8 times No.1 Bestselling Author and Confidence Expert, the key to unlock your full potential. You will discover the proven system that will propel you to live the life you want. You will discover strategies to transform negative self-talk and your own limiting beliefs into a serving force that will empower you to find confidence and clarity within so you can make money living from your passion.


Along the past 30 years, the THINK Yourself ACADEMY has inspired over 100,000 audience members and empowered thousands of clients internationally through coaching, leading-edge courses, training and events. The Founder and CEO Nathalie Plamondon-Thomas is also International No.1 Bestselling Author of fifteen books on success, communication, wellness and empowerment.





Kevin Darby

Emcee: Fitness Professional of the Year 2020 Recipient

Saturday, November 14 | 8:30AM EST – 9:30AM EST

The Mindset Advantage

Your best advantage and worst disadvantage in every situation, is your mindset. That’s right, the same thing that helps you, can also hold you back. Digest that for a moment – the “thing” that has gotten you to where you are today, can be also be your biggest obstacle. In this session you are going to learn our mindset advantage techniques. These tools will create awareness and EMPOWER your first steps to realizing your MINDSET advantage. Join Kevin Darby founder of DTS Fitness Education, for this practical exercise based session and be prepared to walk out the door with a process you can follow to maximize your MINDSET advantage


DTS Fitness Education is an award-winning continuing education provider. The company has been leading the fitness industry on a path towards longevity and pain-free movement for everyone. Our courses are designed to not just teach, but to coach real-world trainers how to effectively implement everything that they learn. We believe that it is the practical application of knowledge that makes knowledge so powerful. www.dtsfitnesseducation.cominfo@dtsfitnesseducation.com1-800-722-3155Preferred Education Provider



Todd Durkin

Emcee: Fitness Professional of the Year 2020 Recipient

Saturday, November 14 | 3:15PM EST – 4:45PM EST

Get Your Mind Right. Get Your Business Right

How bad do you want success? How hard are you willing to work to fulfill your dreams? In this inspirational keynote, internationally-acclaimed coach & author of the best-selling book, Get Your Mind Right, Todd Durkin leads a high-energy, inspiring motivational talk that is guaranteed to light a fire inside of you. He will specifically address the steps needed to create an amazing culture, deepen leadership, attract new clients & members, explode your brand, and create more time & money freedom. If you are searching for the “next level” in business and life, don’t miss this session!


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