Ioana Aboumitri is a two-time published wellness author (currently working on her third book); holistic nutritionist; Pilates instructor; dance fitness instructor and public speaker. Ioana has been in the fitness and wellness world for almost two decades. Having launched her fitness career at GoodLife Fitness and moving on to owning and operating her own holistic Pilates/ dance fitness studio, Ioana has extensive experience in both the front and back end of the industry.
Max Aita is the Head Coach of Team Juggernaut Weightlifting. He has been involved in The Sport of Weightlifting as both a coach and an athlete for more than 20 years. As an athlete, Max spent the majority of his career learning from some of the best coaches in the world, including Steve Gough (USA) and Ivan Abadjiev (BUL) Boris Sheiko (RUS), training in the American, Russian and Bulgarian Systems. As a coach, he has put his vast knowledge and experience gained as an athlete in The Sport to practical use by developing some of the best athletes in the United States. He is the only current coach in the country to produce 3 separate Senior American Record holders.
Brooke Alexander manages the operations of Metafit™ franchises for Australia, Canada and the USA (East). Metafit™ is the original HIIT program combining bodyweight exercises with the latest interval techniques. Brooke also owns a boutique PT studio and is passionate about helping businesses grow with the Metafit brand.
Rachael Babiracki is the Head Trainer for Les Mills USA. She is an NASM CPT, ACE GFI, holds numerous fitness certifications and has a degree in Exercise Science from BYU. She has worked in the fitness industry for the majority of her life, and has held positions ranging from personal trainer to group exercise instructor to club management. She loves the power fitness has to improve lives on a personal level and advocates for a more empowering, inclusive, and expansive fitness industry.
For over 20 years Petra has been teaching movement for health to a variety of clientele. She founded the Sphinx Pilates+ELDOA Studio in 2006. Her career in the fitness industry began with aerobics and weight training in the 90s, Pilates in the early 2000s, and then ELDOA. Her interest in identifying and correcting the cause of misalignment and pain led her to embrace the spinal health method: ELDOA™. Petra is one of a select group of ELDOA ™Teacher Trainers worldwide who trains fitness and health professionals in this revolutionary back health method created by world renowned French Osteopath Guy Voyer. Petra's authenticity, passion for sharing information, her sense of humour, empathy and technical expertise make training with her enjoyable and highly effective.
Steve Barrett has three decades of Fitness Industry experience and as a Brand Ambassador has presented fitness in 50+ countries. He has created original programming for organizations such as Reebok, Adidas, Kelloggs, Nestle and since 2017 Matrix Fitness.Through Bloomsbury Publishing he has authored six fitness related books including The HIIT Bible.As Matrix Fitness, Director of Global Education and Training his role is to develop innovative commercially driven programming ideas and take them from concept phase through to completion and global launch. These programs are delivered by a growing team of 68 Matrix Master Trainers in 30+ countries.
Emma Barry is a global fitness authority who advises to the fastest-growing segments in the sector: boutique studios, budget clubs, digital workouts and fit-tech start-ups. A founding member of group fitness programming juggernaut Les Mills International, former Director of Programming for Equinox and currently advising Basic-Fit – the fastest growing value-based chain in Europe.
Since the year 2000, Connie has influenced thousands of lives through her full time personal training, coaching and fitness education career. Connie owns and operates C.U.Fit Personal Training in Ottawa, ON and is a PRO TRAINER with canfitpro. Connie has been featured regularly as a fitness expert for CTVÂ and has also been featured in Chatelaine, The Globe and Mail, Rogers TV and The Huffington Post. Connie is a passionate Mom, entrepreneur and industry leader.
Sally earned her Bachelor of Arts and her Bachelor of Physical and Health Education from Queen's University, a dis a Registered Kinesiologist with he College of Kinesiologists of Ontario. Over the last eighteen years her reputation as industry authority on Pilates-based core training has built her a global roster of clients including many professional athletes. Sally has presented at numerous trade shows and conferences internationally, including CanFitPro, IDEA World Fitness, FIBO, ACE and others.
With 20 years of experience in the fitness and recreation industry, Jean-Michel is a head fitness lead for LifeFit Canada and the owner of JMB Fitness. He studied ballet and contemporary dance with the Les Grand Ballet & Ecole De Jazz in Montreal. JM is known for his natural musicality, creativity and sound technique. Certifications include: - Barre Above (Master Trainer), Tabata GX, Group Fitness (YMCA), Indoor Cycling (YMCA Canada Trainer), TRX, Spinning Instructor (Star 2).
Cinzia Bemmann resides in Mississauga, Ontario where she instructs RPM™, BODYPUMP™, CXWORX™, and TONE™. She is currently a National Trainer and Presenter for RPM™. She was named the 2014 Instructor of Excellence for her Region.
Pam Benchley has been presenting Fitness educational workshops for over two decades. As one of the Original Master Educators with Stages Indoor Cycling, she was awarded Presenter of the Year in 2018. Pam is also a multi-sport athlete competing in multiple Ironman® events and is a member of Teams Stages Cycling.
Leslee Bender has been in the fitness industry for over 30 years presenting and speaking internationally. Leslee is the creator of the Bender Ball Method of core training 2007 fitness commercial of the year and Barre Above Pilates Focus. Leslee has just launched I Am Ageless Now, a program/certification co authored book as the new way of living without pain and more energy. for all stages of life. Leslee has filmed over 50 videos
MSc, CSCS, canfitpro PTS: Educated at UVic and MUN, Chad is the Director of Education for Innovative Fitness & Innovative Training Academy. Before becoming an educator, Chad trained pro & Olympic athletes. Chad is a canfitpro PTS author & graduate from the IHRSA Institute. Chad is certified in Trigger Point, Bulgarian Bag, Kettlebell, Olympic Lifting, Muay Thai and FRC. Chad has developed numerous educational & assessment platforms.
Susie is a Les Mills Canada Trainer and Presenter for BODYSTEP™, BODYJAM™, and SH'BAM™ and a group fitness instructor for GoodLife Fitness. She is a graduate of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Centre and after spending years dancing professionally and teaching abroad her transition into the fitness industry came naturally. Susie appeared in the Les Mills filming for BODYSTEP™ 96.
Dr. Rumeet Billan is an award-winning learning architect, speaker, author and humanitarian. Her mission is to raise potential by designing experiences that build resilience. Dr. Billan is the CEO of Viewpoint Leadership and completed her PhD at the University of Toronto. She has designed and facilitated programs, courses, and training sessions across industries and sectors.
Lawrence Biscontini, M.A., has made fitness history as a Mindful Movement Specialist winning awards from ACE, IDEA & Inner IDEA, Can Fit Pro, and ECA. Lawrence is an SCW Faculty Member, and industry Author, Presenter, Keynoter, and Course Development Specialist for various companies, serving on the Advisory Board for the ICAA and Power MusicÂ®, and People of iSPA. Lawrence (RYT 500) teaches with multiple certification experience. Find Lawrence at www.findlawrence.com.
Brent Bishop is a national on-air fitness expert, celebrity trainer and published author. As founder of Think Fitness Studios in Toronto and City TV’s Fitness Expert, he brings a global perspective on health and wellness through fitness and adventure. Over the course of 25 years in the fitness industry, Brent’s experience includes training with Olympians, high performance athletes, and celebrities. Whether hiking in the Andes, leading a snowshoeing expedition, or planning his next eco-adventure race, Brent is dedicated to inspiring active lifestyles and unleashing the inner athlete .
Jackie Black is a decorated weightlifter and coach. She holds multiple World, Pan American, and American records in the open and master’s divisions. She is the current 64kg World Master’s Champion, a former Senior Pan American Champion, and medaled at the women’s Wrestling World Championship (1996). With 25 years of coaching under her belt, Jackie is the owner and head coach of Pinnacle Weightlifting in Colorado.
Jully Black is a true Canadian icon. She has been named as one of ‘The 25 Greatest Canadian Singers Ever’ (CBC Music). Jully is a platinum selling, Juno Award winning recording artist of resolute faith and conviction and has been dubbed ‘Canada’s Queen of R&B Soul’ by fans and peers.
Joining the fitness industry over 10 years ago, Gareth started with the mission statement to "do what it takes to change the way the world moves." He has developed and delivered course content in a number of different disciplines and is continuously seeking to better himself, and the education he delivers. #tipofthespear
With CBT training and over ten years’ working experience in the fitness industry, Jill (4x IFBB Bikini Champion, cover model, and MS/cancer survivor) bridges the gap between psychotherapy and fitness. Coined the first CBT-Fitness expert, Jill’s passion is to provide mental health education and support to fitness professionals in Canada.
President and Co-owner of Functional Movement Systems a consulting and education organization, focusing on a systematic approach to injury prevention and exercise programming Doctorate Degree from Virginia Tech with an emphasis in Health Promotion and Wellness. Internationally recognized speaker and author focusing on human movement and performance enhancement. Certified Athletic Trainer and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
For 13 years, Kyle has been teaching people how to eat for their goals, and how to overcome the stress of change. He specializes in weight loss, sports nutrition, and IBS. Kyle's clients include every-day people, children, and professional athletes.
Paul Cauldwell is the Vice President of Global Education and Business Development at Theragun and has 14 years of experience in human performance program leadership, has spoken at events all around the world about strength program design, regeneration/recovery, injury prevention, acceleration and multidirectional movement, mechanics, plyometrics, and energy system development. Paul has worked with Department of Defense, SOCOM, Fortune 500 companies, and one-on-one with elite-level athletes from the NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL
Leysa Cerswell Kielburger is a mental health advocate and author of the WE Well-being Playbook. She is a faculty member at the Centre for Mindfulness Studies where she develops mindfulness-based programs inspired by neuroscience and trains health care practitioners and educators.
Roshan has always been a mover, and he brings many years of experience in a wide range of movement disciplines. He grew up competing in gymnastics and trampoline in Canada. As an adult, he spent 4 years working as a professional acrobat with Cirque Du Soleil in Las Vegas. Rosh is currently employed as a personal trainer and fitness education instructor. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Education in Primary studies. His fondness of teaching and movement led him to become a DTS Fitness Education and Animal Flow Master Instructor. You can now find Rosh teaching the DTS Kettlebell Fundamentals, Animal Flow and demonstrating some bad-ass handstands all over Canada
Peg Cleland (B.Ed.) has been involved in the Group Fitness industry for over 30 years and joined the Les Mills Trainer team 22 years ago when they first came to North America. She’s presented internationally, at fitness conventions and LMI Summits …as well as, at Les Mills Quarterly Workshops throughout Canada and the U.S. Peg appeared on the Les Mills DVDs for BODYFLOW™ 34, 47 and 58, as well as, BODYPUMP™ 59 and 66. She continues to LOVE teaching BODYCOMBAT™ and BODYFLOW™, and you can find her at the local Goodlife Club in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Michele has been a passionate sales person since she started her career selling Memberships. She has always felt the connection between exercise and energy, health and happiness, and has dedicated her career to sharing this connection. Michele and the team she developed over the last three decades, have built GoodLife’s personal training services into a multi-million-dollar business which has resulted in thousands of physical and emotional Member transformations. Her team has over 2000 personal trainers and 200+ fitness managers at GoodLife Fitness clubs across Canada. She is constantly challenging herself to improve by investing in coaches, courses and Personal Training. Michele is a proud Mom to her daughter Kayla.
After many years in health club senior leadership roles, Paula is now a Partner of the 360 Impact Group, where she delivers comprehensive strategic planning, recruitment services, management coaching, and employee training. She is also a partner in a boutique fitness club, eMbody Fitness Clubs.
Nicole Constant, Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, registered in Ontario, has been in private practice since 1989. Her work encompasses new and traditional methodologies in nutritional therapies and life style counseling and offers special attention to chronic conditions. Her practice is enriched by her prior professional training and clinical experience in Health Promotion, medicine, community mediation and community development including extensive service to first and second generation Canadians in Toronto
I started cleaning treadmills at LA Fitness in Cambridge UK 16 years ago now I co own and run Inspira Athletica in Toronto , 5 years ago we were in a basement now we run one of the busiest and biggest straining studios in the city with revenue in excess of 500k , my goal is to help others do the same !
Michael Cummings is a Strength and Conditioning Coach and Movement Specialist with an emphasis on rehabilitation and injury prevention. He has owned and operated health clubs and wellness centers for more than 2 decades. He has worked with many of the worlds militaries, olympic committees and health clubs developing programs for their athletes. He is an author, researcher and inventor writing for myriad magazines and journals, and has over 50 patents in his name.
Kevin is the founder and CEO of DTS Fitness Education and co-owner of Stretch to Win Canada. Kevin has been involved in structured physical conditioning programs for over 25 years. He was a multi-sport athlete and represented Canada internationally as a member of the Canadian Military Pentathlon Team. Kevin has had a long and successful career as a leader in the fitness industry and has been a head coach, personal trainer, wellness team leader for a 7500+ member police service and has developed multiple successful education programs. Kevin has worked with general population clients, amateur, Olympic and professional athletes in major sports leagues across North America. He holds a B.Ed. degree, was a member of an award winning research team lead by Dr. Stuart McGill and was the canfitpro Canadian Fitness Presenter of the year in 2014. Kevin’s core belief is knowledge is not power, it is the ability to apply knowledge that makes it powerful.
Meredith is the owner for The Resourceful Mother, connecting families to health and happiness through nutritional consulting and life coaching. The author of 3 books, and a successful blog, read in over 6100 cities and in over 170 countries around the world and for the past 10 years she has taught at The Canadian School of Natural Nutrition helping people to heal physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Inno Delarmente started as a member and loved attending Les Mills classes. After winning a Body Combat competition on 2006, he was offered to train for BODYCOMBAT to be an instructor. He started teaching at Fitness First on the same year and then later on trained for BODYFLOW in 2009.After a few years of teaching in the Philippines, he moved to Calgary, Alberta on August 2014. He started teaching BODYCOMBAT and then BODYFLOW, then in 2015 he added CXWORX to the certifications, He is also one of the pioneer team to train for GRIT series when it launched in Canada in 2016.In 2017 he was selected shadow for the BODYCOMBAT at Canfitpro Les Mills LIVE event, and was one of the 8 instructors to be included in ""The One"" feedback session.
Julia Di Paolo is a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist, author of “the Labour and Birth Handbook” (2016), co-author of Pregnancy Fitness (2018), international speaker and guest lecturer at UofT Physiotherapy Department. She has created and teaches courses on diastasis rectus abdominis and pelvic floor dysfunction to health professionals. Julia co-founded Bellies Inc, and is the co-creator of the Ab System. You can find her at PhysioExcellence, her dedicated Women's and Pelvic Health clinic in Toronto, Ontario
Darin is a global Health and Fitness Expert with over 3 decades of International experience. Originally from Reno, Nevada, Darin currently resides in Munich, Germany where he and husband AJ Green own and operate a top fitness facility A.J.s Fitness. This will be his 26th year presenting at the CanFit Pro.
Andy has over 18 years experience in fitness & finance. Andy is owner & an instructor at Legacy Indoor Cycling Studio. Andy has certified 1900 instructors & hosted 100 sold out trainings. For Andy, fitness makes him come alive. Andy loves helping people realize they are capable of anything they set their minds to but mostly he enjoys that moment where see what they are capable of and start feeling better about their bodies.
Laureen is an integral member of a dynamic team responsible for the global development and implementation of training and certification programs. Her spirited approach to teaching has made Laureen a vibrant international presenter, trainer and examiner. An NSCA certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist and a Pink Ribbon certified instructor, she began teaching Pilates in 1995, and is now a Merrithew™ Master Instructor Trainer specializing in STOTT PILATES®. Laureen is a featured performer and associate producer of many Merrithew DVDs, the associate editor of numerous teaching manuals and author of articles in several industry publications. Prior to joining Merrithew, Laureen worked for Tennis Canada where she was responsible for Canadian and international public relations in the capacity of media relations and communications, player relations and event organization. Laureen studied Dance and Physical Education at York University in Toronto where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.
"Oonagh Duncan is a multi-award-winning fitness expert, author of the international bestselling book Healthy As F*ck, and media expert specializing in helping people get healthy and happy through a habits-based approach. Most importantly, her unique formula has resulted in five-star reviews from the thousands of people who have changed their lives through her program. Oonagh is the founder of the Feel Good Movement, which recognizes that fitness is not about a number on the scale but feeling good. Because if you want to reach your highest potential and generally kick ass at life, it starts with feeling good right now. "
Milad has been in fitness for over 18 years with 22,000 hours of coaching experience. He was awarded Top Personal Trainer of the year twice and employee of the year in 2016, He has experience coaching fitness competitors, national and international athletes. He is an instructor with the Exercise Therapy Association. His personal philosophy is Personal Health Coaching is a chance for me to guide others achieve their goals, often goals they never dreamed possible. I love to motivate, encourage and inspire people get healthier, happier and stronger every day. Without a doubt anyone can benefit from help of a professional to find success tools.
Mylene Facchini is a Licensed Zumba Jammer Presenter, certified by canfitpro and holds Zumba Licenses in B1, B2, Aqua, Gold, Toning, Zumba Junior & Kids to name a few. Mylene has been a member of the Zumba canfitpro Toronto demo team for many years energizing the attendees with her high energy demos and infectious personality!
Gavin has been a fitness professional and trainer for over 20 years. Currently, he is a Fitness Instructor and National Trainer for GoodLife Fitness/Les Mills Canada for BODYPUMPâ„¢ and RPMâ„¢ and is a Master Trainer for TRX. A Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) that has dedicated most of his life to helping others achieve their personal fitness and wellness goals. Gavin's vast knowledge and infectious smile will have you working hard and laughing harder.
Joe Arko and Sara Fennell are the owners of Headliner Inc., a fitness consulting business dedicated to helping fitness professionals learn how to run an effective and profitable business.
Mark has spend the last 15 years working in professional sports with altletes from every major sport. Working with athletes of every level, grass roots performance to professions, he has gained an invaluable understanding of human movement and how it relates to sport performance
Michael or “The Spartan” Fitzpatrick is a professional Muay Thai fighter with 50+ fights under his belt. He has been training Muay Thai for 10 + years and owns Spartan Striking Academy Martial Arts in Markham ON. His goal has been to train martial arts enthusiasts and coach inspired pro fighters like himself daily.
Brendan Fox is one of the most sought after Fitness Trainers in North America. He has helped people in over 20 000 hours of one on one coaching, taken over 30 certifications, won many industry awards and broken records. He has made countless client breakthroughs where traditional methods have failed. Brendan is driven to help others in the industry succeed because he believes the work they do is tremendously important and wants to give others a shortcut to success
Ciara Foy empowers driven, high-achieving women to take impeccable care of themselves so they can maintain the energy, motivation and passion it takes to go after their dreams while curating each day and therefore the life, they choose.On her own health journey, Ciara faced and overcame weight gain, burnout, depression, and a self-destructive mindset. She now uses those experiences to help women create room for self-care and get back on track to become their happiest, healthiest selves.When Ciara is not working out of her private practice in downtown Torontoâ€”or spending time with her two daughtersâ€”she provides consultations to women all over the world, from Bay Street to Wall Street, Lebanon to Australia and beyond. Ciara has been featured in ELLE, FLARE, ET Canada, CTV, Best Health Magazine, Canadian Living, and Body Rock TV. Say hello at www.CiaraFoy.com.
Alana is a certified as a facilitator in Crucial Accountability, Crucial Conversations and Getting Things Done. She is also a certified Executive coach in the Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching and a certified coach for EQI and EQI 360. Alana has held various positions at GoodLife throughout her career that have led her to her current role; Vice President, People and Culture. Alana knows what it takes to get, keep and grow a team of more than 13,300 GoodLife Associates. When she’s not working, you can find Alana mountain biking, water skiing, participating in any winter sport and spending time with her husband and two daughters.
Julie is a Canadian Les Mills National BODYFLOW and TONE®Trainer and Presenter. She also teaches BODYPUMPand CXWORX. She has an honours degree in Physical Education with a specialty in Health Promotion from Laurentian University and a registered massage therapist. With over 17 years of Group fitness exercise/personal training experience, she loves nothing more than to use her knowledge and skills to help individuals find their fitness potential. She's grateful for all the opportunities to work and learn alongside some of the best in the industry.
A fitness business expert and successful entrepreneur. Len is the CEO and Co-Founder of WellnessLiving. In 2009 he started a local boot-camp that soon grew into multiple locations across the country. He created the MetaBody Yoga and Fitness Pass, with over 60,000 active clients. Len saw a need in the market for reliable, cost-effective business management software. And so along with his childhood friend Sasha Davids, the two created WellnessLiving, to help bootstrap business owners, just like them.
Chris Fudge With over ten years of high level practical experience in the field of personal training and strength and conditioning, Chris is known for his obsessive style of tracking all variables in training and performance such as macros, sleep patterns, frequency, tempo, reps, sets, percents and tonnage. Because of this Chris is defined as a results based trainer. His education has led him to work with clients of various backgrounds from National record holding Powerlifters, award winning fitness models, university and professional athletes of varying sports to everyday weight loss and pain management clients. Chris has been awarded Personal Trainer of the Year across Canada (2013 + 2014), won provincial and national powerlifting championships and has represented Canada at the IPF World Powerlifting Championships 2014. Chris believes effort is what distinguishes great results from poor results.
Kathleen has been teaching Group Fitness classes with GoodLife since 2006. She currently teaches BODYSTEP, TONE, BODYPUMP and the GRIT series. She is also certified in NEWBODY, BODYATTACK, CXWORX, Jillian Michaels BODYSHRED, and YogaFit. She is a huge advocate for kids with special needs, as well as raising awareness specifically around Cerebral Palsy because of her son. Outside of classes, she spends most of time with her family and friends.
Gail Garceau is an Essentrics® Master Trainer and Host of Essentrics TV/DVD workouts. Based in Montreal, Gail has been named one of the top fitness experts in Canada by Elle Magazine in 2020. She trains professional athletes including the NHL’s Montreal Canadiens, and is passionate about helping people of all ages and fitness levels improve their quality of life through rebalancing, complex movement.
Kylie Gates is the epitome of a group fitness leader, a true fitness professional who passionately coaches others to reach their full potential – not just in the group fitness studio, in all aspects of life.Having been part of the Les Mills tribe for over 20 years, Kylie has played a key role in growing the popularity of LES MILLS™ programs. She is now the Les Mills Creative Director and the BODYPUMP™ Head Program Coach, which means she works closely with Les Mills program directors to shape and develop the programming, while also coaching new instructor and presenter talent. This passion for ongoing education and development also led Kylie to develop Les Mills’ new Advanced Training for instructors.
A whole-self health lifestyle wellness and natural nutrition educator, coach, and author, Teri has inspired thousands to embrace and sustain a healthier lifestyle. An approachable, energetic, and passionate educator, she combines years of experience with ongoing research to positively impact the lives of everyone she encounter
Lauren George is the Co-Creator of Barre Above, owner of Clemson Fitness Company, adjunct faculty for Clemson University and a Master Trainer for Balletone. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Sport Management from Texas A&M University and Master’s Degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies from University of North Texas. She was named EMPOWER! Fusion Education Partner of the Year in 2018.
Suaad Ghadban is a leading fitness and health expert. She is well-known for her personal and unique approach to fitness that draws its inspiration from her extensive background in dance, gymnastics and circus training. Suaad is a former World Dance and Sports Aerobic Champion, and she holds a College degree in Sports and Leisure and a B.A. & Sc. in Therapeutic recreation. With 15 years of teaching experience and 22 years of training under her belt, Suaad has created a very fun, effective ballet inspired booty program called Hot Booty Ballet.
Kim has been working in the fitness industry teaching group fitness classes for the past 12 years. She switched from teaching freestyle classed to Les Mills in 2009 with her first training - RPM®, followed up with CXWORX® in 2012. She is also a certified Body Shred Instructor, has a background in personal training, and has completed a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and a Masters in Physiotherapy.
Tracy is the owner of Drop Yoga, a community events and training company and has been in the fitness industry for over 20 years presenting and providing teacher training. She is a Senior Master Trainer for Yogafit , and E-RYT 500 hr yoga teacher. She has presented on topics from Women in Business to yoga, employee motivation to cycle and HIIT workshops and is the master trainer for the upcoming wellness TV show Drop Yoga.
Amy Goldberg is a well-being entrepreneur, speaker, writer, producer and life and business strategist. She helps people to discover their true potential by challenging thinking, inspiring change, and moving you into action where transformation happens. An entrepreneur, Amyâ€™s launched 4 start-ups; helped bring spinning into Canada; started the first â€œJoints In Motionâ€ Marathon Training program for The Arthritis Society; started one of Canadaâ€™s first wellness companies; held influential board positions/roles in federal and provincial governments,
Victoria is a former Ukrainian ballet dancer who has been immersed in the Canadian health and fitness field since 2003. She currently manages Teacher Training at Body Harmonics, one of the largest Pilates & Movement schools in Canada. She teaches Pilates, ELDOA, Barre and yoga classes, and works one-on-one with clients whose goals range from rehab to athletic fine-tuning. Her professional goal is to improve people's lives through better movement.
Ontario, Canada based ICON, Rebecca Graham, is a successful business owner who loves yoga, hiking and is an Ironman. Rebecca is known for pursuing big goals and bravely facing challenges in part to expand her life, as well as to inspire courage and transformation in others. Rebecca loves that POUND lets people unleash and focus on high intensity movements all while benefiting from the therapeutic effects of drumming.
With more than 20 years of dance and fitness experience, Amanda brings an abundance of knowledge, energy and fun to every class or instructor training she teaches. As a former Zumba Education Specialist, Amanda has travelled across Canada, the US and even as far as Nicaragua training fitness professionals tools and techniques to being a great instructor. She joined the STRONG by Zumba team in 2017 and has been training Instructors across Canada since.
Sean Greeley, Founder and CEO of NPE, has an unrelenting passion for empowering fitness business owners to grow their business and create the life they want. Since 2006, NPE has helped over 45,000+ fitness professionals and business owners in 96+ countries grow to the next level. NPE has been listed 8x on the Inc 500/5000 list of fastest growing companies, and is a global team with offices in Los Angeles, London, and Sydney.
Lisa Greenbaum, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT Yoga Therapist and Writer. Winner of the 2018 Canadian Presenter of the Year for canfitpro. She is a Global Ambassador for the Women in Fitness Association (WIFA) and has also been included as part of Optimyz Magazines’ 100 Health and Fitness Influencers in Canada 2017, 2018 and 2019. Lisa is the founder of Sangha Wellness Retreats, traveling the world, empowering her students through the practice of yoga and community.
Sandy Gribbon is Les Mills National Trainer and AIM facilitator in Canada for CXWORX™ and BODYCOMBAT™. She is also a Group Fitness Instructor in Toronto for Goodlife Fitness clubs. She currently instructs CXWORX™, BODYCOMBAT™, BODYPUMP™ and BODYFLOW™.
Steve is the former VP of Technology and Chief Information Officer for GoodLife Fitness. He has over 20 years of success in delivering practical technology solutions to organizations in Canada both as an external consultant and as department head executive.
Maureen (Mo) Hagan is COO at canfitpro. Mo is a global fitness ambassador and has been recognized for her work in fitness that spans over three decades. She is a Canadian Top 100 Fitness Influencer, IHRSA’s 2016 Woman Leader of the Year, a #1 best-selling author, Board of Director member for RxTGA and WIFA and a Reebok sponsored athlete.
Bram is a programme specialist for BODYBALANCE/BODYFLOW for Les Mills UK and Ireland. National Trainer in BODYBALANCE/BODYFLOW, RPM and Les Mills Tone. He is an Instructor for BODYPUMP, Sprint, SH’BAM. Bram has been a trainer for Les Mills since 2008. He is also a yoga teacher.
Shereese's background in professional dance and cheerleading lead her to the fitness industry. She has presented at conferences and workshops with a focus on children's fitness, as well as at Les Mills Quarterly Events. Shereese was a Les Mills Trainer for BODYJAM™, BODYATTACK™ and SH'BAM™.
Dylan T. Harries is a former 4-time Canadian Artistic Roller Skating Champion and cast member with Disney On Ice. He travels the world educating and inspiring fitness leaders with his passion, high energy, sound technique for land meets water programming . With 27 years of professional experience, Dylan is the Creative Director for CALA Inc. and the Health & Fitness Coordinator at Dovercourt Recreation Centre. In his spare time, he is a renowned athletic trainer and performance coach to national and international level figure and roller skaters.
Carol Harrison is a Toronto-based registered dietitian (and former fitness leader) who has been featured on Breakfast Television, CTV Ottawa, CBC, 640 Toronto and more. Known for her farm-to-fork approach and promoting facts, not fear, about agriculture and nutrition, Carol sits on the canfitpro Advisory Board and writes for the organization’s website.
Global Head of Research Les Mills International Bryce became a certified Physical Therapist in 1986 and has a Masters in Philosophy from AUT University, Auckland. He serves as a Research Associate at Auckland University of Technology and lectured part time there for eight years. In 1990, Bryce opened his private physical therapy practice at Les Mills World of Fitness in Auckland, the original Les Mills gym established in 1968 by Les Mills Senior.He has conducted research on injury rates in group fitness instructors, co-developed research programs on core conditioning, high intensity interval training and exercise strategies for sedentary individuals; and he has been published frequently in a variety of fitness publications.
Doug is an industry veteran with more than 25 years in the fitness industry working internationally in the training, development and management of personal trainers around the world and now COO of New Zealands Largest Health club chain Cityfitness. Doug has worked to combine the best practices in training principles and business operations to build and grow personal training programs and health clubs around the globe.
Carlos was born in the Dominican Republic. He started dancing at the age of 15 with the National Ballet of DR and discovered a passion for dance and music which continued to develop in various pathways throughout his life. In 2007, Carlos moved to Canada, became a Zumba instructor and shortly after that, a Zumba Jammer. His dedication to fitness and love of dance has made him a natural fit for Zumba and has given him the opportunity to share his passion for both. "Dance is a form of art that is expressed through the body." (El Bachatu)
Brain Fitness Expert, Wellness Authority and Author Jill Hewlett, is licensed in the field of Educational Kinesiology and a Brain Gym® consultant of two decades. Author of Common Sense, Uncommonly Practiced, and Uncommon Sense, Put Into Practise, Jill shares user-friendly neuroscience, strategies and tools to audiences across North America, so they can reduce stress, optimize performance and proactively build a Fit Brain and a Fit Life!
Min took her first group fitness class in 2003 and she was hooked. Ming received her first certification in Les Mills programming in 2007. She has since become certified in BODYCOMBAT, BODYPUMP, Les Mills GRIT, Les Mills TONE, BODYSTEP and BODYATTACK. In addition to those certifications, she has taken numerous Advanced Instructor Modules (Level 1 & 2) and continues to grow her knowledge year over year.
Dr. Hsin has 30 years experience as a family physician, having received her medical degree from University of Toronto. She is a Qualified Teacher for Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program and is presently the Lead for Health and Wellness at Altitude HCM. She holds a third-degree black belt in Karate from the National Karate Association. She represented Canada in Karate in the Pan Am Competition in Venezuela in 2008, as well as the World Competition.
Catherine is a self-care & empowerment advocate, coach, and energy healer, as well as a co-founder of The Peace Room Modern Meditation Studio in Ottawa. She has led dozens of workshops and presented on many health related topics all with the same core message : " You have the power to heal yourself and live the life you were destined to live. The Power is in you "
As the Director of Fitness for CityFitness, Mark actively changes the lives of members and trainers on a large scale. He facilitates Personal Training Academies, NASM Practical Workshops and Head Trainer Development. With over 15 years industry experience, Mark presents with an infectious enthusiasm for exercise, that is sure inspire.
Laura Jackson is a Toronto-based personal trainer, nutrition coach, fitness competitor and writer who specializes in women's transformations both online and in-person. With over 20 years of experience as a fitness professional and over 10 years as a figure competitor, she has a high level of knowledge in both nutrition and weight training. As a result, she has had tremendous success in helping her female clients transform their lives through health and fitness.
After going through her own transformation of overcoming bulimia, damaged hormones and body image disconnect, Laura used holistic nutrition & health coaching to not only lose 50lbs but get her body and mind in balance. Laura Jackson is the co- founder of FIT CHICKS, previously Canada's Largest Women's only fitness bootcamp company and Lead Educator at FIT CHICKS® Academy for their online programs in fitness, nutrition, wellness & business. Over the last 12 years, she has trained and coached over 10000 women around the globe.
With 20 years experience in coaching and education, Simon is well known for his professional yet fun approach to fitness and sport. He coached international projects such as the AFL Peace Team and lectured on coaching methodologies, before currently managing and developing the professional side of BlazePod.
Originally from South Africa, Darren is based in Miami as the SVP at Zumba Fitness. He holds a bachelors degree in Human Movement Science and is an IHRSA industry expert in the field of Personal training. Darren is a recognized speaker at most major international fitness conventions. He is an official Spartan Ambassador and an avid crossfit practitioner. In addition Darren created the #mymovementchallenge which mobilizes thousands of people globally every Friday through his Instagram
Luka & Jenalyn have competed head to head against the very best in the world in multiple genres and styles of dance. Their unique and speculator approach to dance makes them a sure crowd favourite and headliner to any show, as seen on NBC World of Dance S1 & S2, World of Dance Philippines S1 Finalist and Upper Divisional Winners and perfect 100 score in Finales. Luka & Jenalyn are sought after for their creative and death defying style of dance.
Anne Jones is a canfitpro FIS, PTS, anatomy instructor, RMT (Registered Massage Therapist), and Registered Yoga Teacher. She spent years as a full-time, freelance group fitness instructor and yoga teacher before becoming an RMT and anatomy instructor. Anne now works as an RMT in a clinic setting, teaches yoga workshops and anatomy to new yoga teachers, and runs Cross-Training for Life, her online womens™ health coaching program.
Adam is the Founder and CEO of Kinetic Performance Movement Education. He has spent his career rehabbing injured athletes back to high-level performance, and now, he is on a mission to bridge the gap between fitness and allied health professionals. Through practical, research-based education, he empowers trainers to optimize movement and longevity in their clients.
Annika is an award-winning presenter, founder of Jungshin Fitness, with extensive background in athletic conditioning and sports performance. She has been awarded four world grand champions and the rank of third degree black belt in the Korean Martial Art of Kuk Sool Won. Annika develops and implements instructor-training programs and leads corporate team-building events worldwide. She is known for transformational programs that are playful and accessible yet challenging. Regardless of age or fitness ability,
Kathy Kaye-MacKinnon has been a leader in the health and fitness industry for over 30 years. Her career with GoodLife Fitness started as a group fitness instructor and moved on to Manager, Divisional Manager, National Sales Director and Vice President of Operations. Kathy is currently the COO of Fit4Less. She has a passion for fitness and motivates others through her personal workouts.
Michelle brings her passion for community focused health and wellness promotion combined with her extensive experience in recreation programming, fitness and education leadership and operations management to her new role in Fitness Programming with the City of Mississauga. Over the course of her 25+ year career she has made an impact at The City of London as a Recreation Facility Manager of senior centers and community outreach programming; The Factory in team leadership and operations; Acadia University as a Campus and Community Program Coordinator and at Nova Scotia Community College as an instructor of Health + Wellness and Police Foundations. Michelle has also been teaches Group Exercise with Goodlife Fitnessand City of Mississauga.
Kristy is a graduate from the University of Ottawa with and Honours degree in Human Kinetics and Bachelors of Education as well as certifications in Advanced Mat Pilates, Level 2 Kettlebells, Level 1 Functional Movement Specialist, Indoor Cycling Instructor, Stages Master Educator and Personal Trainer. Her passions alongside teaching Indoor Cycling, includes teaching Kettlebells, training athletes and furthering her own fitness level. Kristy currently serves as the Nationa Director of Group Fitness for Movati Athletic.
Dr. Ken Kinakin is a chiropractor, and a certified strength and conditioning specialist and lectures across Canada and United States and Europe to doctors and personal trainers on the areas of weight-training, rehabilitation and nutrition.
Sports physical therapist since 1986 NIKE athlete International presenter for 25 years CEO FLEXI-SPORTSÂ® GmbH Creator of the FLEXI-BARÂ® Author of well-known health books Fitness & nutrition expert ,TV & Print THE QVC expert for sport and dietary supplements, author of many best-sellers & creator of more than 500 DVDs Expert on smart eating, physical activity and weight loss
Petra is a keynote speaker, author of The Perfection Detox, podcast host, DJ and a wellness leader; coaching individuals and teams how to get unstuck so they can become unstoppable. Petra is privileged to have been awarded 2018 canfitpro Specialty Presenter of The Year and 2017 and 2000 International Presenter of the Year. As a two-time cancer survivor she is passionate about waking people up to the precious gift of time.
After years of coaching people and organizations on all aspects of Life & Leadership, today I devote my energies to helping people harness the potential of their mind through the power and effectiveness of Meditation. Although, I devoted many years to helping people strengthen themselves physically, today I am inspired to help people strengthen themselves from within; this is true strength. I'm the creator of Symphonies for the Mind, where personal growth meets meditation.
I’m known in the Toronto Fitness scene as Magz. I’ve been a trainer for a decade now, whether it be training clients or teaching group fitness classes as well as programs. Ive been living and thriving on a plant-based ‘diet’ for almost 7 years now and have noticed the immense benefits to my fitness, so much so that I got certified and now coach people on living and training plant-based. This is now my passion
Len Kravitz, PhD, CSCS is the program coordinator of exercise science and a researcher at the University of New Mexico where he recently received the Presidential Award of Distinction and the Outstanding Teacher of the Year award. In addition to being a 2016 inductee into the National Fitness Hall of Fame, Dr. Kravitz was awarded the 2006 Fitness Educator of the Year by the American Council on Exercise, and has received the prestigious “Global Award” from the Aquatic Exercise Association and Canadian Fitness Professional Lifetime Achievement Award
Fred is a Les Mills Canada Trainer and Presenter for BODYPUMP™, BODYATTACK™, BODYSTEP™ and CXWORX™. Being active in the Fitness industry for more than 20 years, Fred is known for his infectious energy. Fred appeared in the Les Mills filming for BODYATTACK™ 71.
Mover, shaker, and joie de vivre giver! Blending 25 years of international experience with degrees in psychology and exercise science, Nathalie will passionately share her inspirational insights. She uses her uniquely vibrant leadership style to make profound and lasting change with her team, clients, and participants.
Kim Lavender, or Coach Lav as she is often referred to, is the Vice President of Group Experience at GoodLife Fitness. She is the creator of the GoodLife MyBootcamp program & PEAK Training United curriculum and programming. With over 25 years’ experience in the fitness industry Coach Lav has coached/trained a variety of Canadians—from competitive athletes to older adults looking perform their best.
A strength and conditioning coach with PhD in counseling psychology, combined with personal experience of overcoming addiction to go along with one of the most dramatic physical transformations ever seen, provides Dr. Leming with an understanding of behaviour change that is unmatched anywhere in the world. His model of compassion based high performance training has revolutionized productivity for individuals, athletic teams, and corporations alike
Mélanie is an author, international speaker, TEDx presenter, certified fitness professional and global leader in kids fitness. As the CEO/Founder of PL3Y Inc she specializes in helping local leaders launch successful businesses that help kids become healthier happier humans through movement and play.
Irene McCormick M.S. is the Senior Director of Fitness Education for Orangetheory Fitness. She is the 2018 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year, a twice-published author, an award-winning conference educator and keynote speaker. Irene holds an M.S. in Exercise Physiology, is a Conference Educator for WaterRowerÂ® a master course instructor for TRXÂ® and Savvier Fitness. As a RYKA FitPro and SME for OTF, NASM and ACE, Irene is featured talent in dozens of DVDâ€™s, articles and podcasts, and has written 18 educational manuals. Certifications include ACSM, NSCA, ACE, NASM, AFAA, TRX & AEA
Coach Kennedy Lodato is a 28-year advocate of health and a 14-year veteran of the fitness industry. He’s passionate about teaching his personal training mentorships, program design and assessment courses, foot workshops and courses and so much more. CK is also teaches live education to the fitness industry for canfitpro and EBFA- Evidence Based Fitness Academy. Aside from mentoring trainers and coaches, he occupied the positions of PT, conditioning Coach and PT Manager. Kennedy has also been the recipient of the canfitpro PRO TRAINER of the year award & the 2019 Canadian Delegates Choice Presenter of the Year Award.
Sylvia Lokollo is a StickXfit™ Master Trainer and holds numerous trainer certifications. A former ITF, Fed Cup and NCAA Division 1 tennis athlete and Blackbelt in Filipino Stick Fighting, she started her fitness professional career in 2009, training a variety of clients including professional fighters. Her involvement developing PT protocols and training personal trainers with Fitness First, led her to now managing her own club and team of coaches at Core Strength in Melbourne, Australia.
Registered Dietitian, Personal Trainer & Creative Cook. Real Food. Practical Tips & Hacks. Crystal loves researching, tasting, making, sharing and talking about food! She offers over a decade of experience helping others eat well. She has been a popular nutrition guest on CTV & Global morning shows. Currently, she is Epicure’s Director of Innovation, Research & Development where she leads a dynamic team that inspires home cooks everywhere to enjoy good food, real fast!
Inspired by health and wellness, Marcus Mackay is Co-founder of EQUOS. He has a 10 year track record as a coach, master trainer, fitness leader and award winner in the field of health and wellness. He managed the personal training department of Equinox in Toronto 2016-2019 where his team was awarded Personal Training Club of the year back to back (2017/2018).
Buddy Macuha is the Group Fitness Manager for Equinox Pine Street, the Northern California Cycle Mentor Program Manager and in charge of Talent and Recruitment for the region. He uses his degree in kinesiology as an International Master Trainer for Keiser Fitness Corporation and has presented for IDEA, CANFit -Pro, Wanderlust Yoga Festival, IHRSA, and ACSM Conferences. If that weren’t enough, he is a Fitbit Local Ambassador and the NorCal Cycle for Survival Director. He was named the “Best Instructor” by the San Francisco Chronicle and has done voiceover work for Fitbit Coach, Virtual Active, and iTrain.com. His passion for teaching and motivating others is his trademark in the industry and he wakes up every day doing exactly what he loves! He hopes to inspire others to find their calling in life and to laugh every day!
Energetic, tall and athletic, Ben Main has become a familiar face across LES MILLS GRIT™, BODYATTACK™ and BODYPUMP™ masterclass footage. On top of regularly presenting and filming Les Mills’ newest workout releases, Ben is involved in the education, inspiration and coaching of other instructors from all over the planet. When he’s not leading packed workouts in Les Mills’ busy Auckland gyms you’ll find Ben surfing or playing basketball.
Dr. Gillian Mandich has a PhD from Western University in Health Science. She is a happiness researcher, founder of The International Happiness Institute of Health Science Research, appears regularly in the media (The Social, Marilyn Denis, Breakfast Television, and The Morning Show), and is a top-rated keynote and TEDx speaker.
Anna started dancing Ballroom and Latin when she was 6 years old. She performed in various countries and participated in many competitions. Living in the Middle East she developed love for Belly Dancing. In addition to that, Latin beats of salsa, merengue and bachata captured her attention and since then it's an addiction. She became a part of a Salsa Dance Group “The Legends” and taught numerous Salsa dance class and performed at a few Salsa Congresses. When she moved to Toronto in 2007 she became an Official Zumba® Fitness Instructor . In 2010, She was lucky enough to be selected as a Zumba® Jammer (1 out of 6 in Canada) She appeared on ZIN volume 44 and has been a Presenter at the Zumba instructor convention in Orlando from 2011-present, as well as the Presenter at Zumba Cruise 2017, 2018 & 2019.
Originally from Mauritius, Ricardo Marmitte now lives in Ontario, Canada. He started dancing at the age of 8 and performed in various countries for 14 years. He became a Zumba® Educational Specialist in 2011 and has been training new Instructors all over Canada and the world.He has presented his unique style of dance fitness at numerous Zumba® Instructor Conventions, Academies and Conferences. His African Workshop: Enter the Jungle is among the most popular. He was also part of the 2013 and 2019 Zumba Fitness-Concerts™. He appears on the Zumba® DVD "Exhilarate", 2011 Flavors DVD and many ZIN™ volumes.He travels around the world to share his passion for Zumba® with his contagious smile as well as his unstoppable energy.
Dione Mason is an Award Winning Fitness & Lifestyle Coach; Event Producer; Founder/President of The Simunye Foundation; and Founder/Race Director of the Toronto Carnival Run, who has proven her dedication, drive and commitment to excellence in the Health and Fitness Industry. Some of Mason’s achievements include the 2016 Role Model Inductee of the Black Canadian Women Awards, 2017 Pan African Health Expo Medal of Honour Recipient, 2017 canfitpro Fitness Professional of the Year and 2019 canfitpro New Presenter of the Year Award, to name a few. She has been featured in media outlets as City TV, CP24, Breakfast Television, iRun Magazine, canfitpro Magazine and more.
Lisa is a fitness professional with over 25 years’ experience as a group fitness leader and personal trainer. She is a coach at Econofitness clubs in Quebec and teaches both live and virtual classes. She also works at Goodlife Fitness Clubs as the National Trainer and co-creator of Newbody, an exclusive group fitness program. Lisa also inspires and shares her passion with other fitpros as a presenter in conferences across the country. In addition, Lisa has recently been awarded canfitpro Fitness Professional of the Year in 2019. She recently launched her brand “Coach Lisa” which offers online digital fitness products and both group and personal online training programs.
Sheldon McBee has a Masters in Human Nutrition, is an ACE certified PT, and has over 19 years of experience in health and fitness. Sheldon is an experienced international presenter, lecturer, business consultant, and content developer. He has been featured in numerous education videos, industry publications, and training videos. Sheldon is the Personal Training Director for Universal Athletic Club and Director of Education for WOD U-Jam.
Ben McDonald has been in the fitness industry for 12 years. He has an extensive and varied sporting background including fencing, board diving, and various forms of Mixed Martial Arts. Ben has competed in Cricket, Aikido, Boxing, and Rugby. Ben’s career highlights include training a wide array of people from beginners up to premiership footballers, national champions in boxing, and elite level athletes. Ben has taught for the largest health and fitness training provider in Europe and has been published in multiple many UK based magazines. Ben has developed multiple qualifications, presented internationally, and is considered UK’s leading expert in PowerClub training. Awarded the 2013 recognition award for International Presenting and Work in the Health and Fitness Industry, it is evident that Ben’s passion and energy transfer directly to his students and his love for the industry is contagious. Ben’s core belief is that fitness should be inclusive not exclusive as there is no one way to do it.
Ona has been involved in healthy, active pursuits in the fitness industry for over 40 years. A university degree in Physical & Health Education, a Bachelor’s degree in Education and working in the teaching profession, has given her the skills and knowledge to work with all age groups. She has taught many different styles of classes and is still active as a group Fitness Leader, Personal Trainer, Yoga, Pilates, and Aqua Instructor. As a PRO TRAINER for canfitpro and presenter, Ona can be found bringing a wealth of knowledge & experience, educating others in the field of healthy, active living.
Dan McDonogh has been a Speaker, Educator & Coach for over two decades and is a globally recognized fitness professional. Most recently, Dan joined GoodLife Canada as the Director of Programming, Performance & Les Mills Canada. Previously, he played pivotal roles with global brands Under Armour ®, TRX and Les Mills International. In 2015, Dan was an IDEA Program Director of the Year finalist and in 2012, he was awarded IDEA Group Fitness Instructor of the Year.
Ron has been in the fitness industry since 1992, both in Group Exercise and Personal Training. He is a canfitpro PRO TRAINER FIS / PTS / CPR. He is a Canadian Master Trainer for Barre Above, Tabata BootCamp and Bender Ball. Ronâ€™s Presentations are known to be entertaining but a focus on making fitness adaptable for all levels. He was recognized from IMAPCT Magazine as one of the 2019 Top Fitness Instructors in Canada.
Andrew Meyer has been active in the fitness industry for over 14 years. He put himself through University, BSc. Human Nutrition, working as a personal trainer. Andrew's experience as a varsity track athlete fed his desire to compete and branched his transition into other competitive sports such as Powerlifting and Bodybuilding. He is a training fanatic and enjoys tracking and manipulating different training variables. Andrew started a rewarding online fitness business in 2014 that focused on digital products and online coaching where he worked with an array of different clients, specializing in physique transformations. He believes that everyone can look, feel and live better in their body as long as they see themselves as an investment.
the mother of 2 teenage girls and working with pregnant women and new moms for over 16 years. Creator of the Ab Rehab program, Co-founder of Bellies Inc and co-author of Pregnancy Fitness. An expert in the field with extensive experience in media, online and in print and TV. Samantha was also the resident fitness expert on The Marilyn Denis Show. She now trains mom exclusively online through samcoretrainer.com
Creator of Country Fusion®, Elizabeth has danced since age 2 and taught fitness for over 10 years. She directed her own off-broadway show and was featured on America’s Got Talent. An accomplished actress, dancer, choreographer and model, Liz has appeared in tv roles including Boardwalk Empire, Royal Pains and Power.
Jennifer is a health and nutrition expert as well as a certified CrossFit Coach with over 25 years’ experience in the field. She helps people of all ages achieve their goals in life through managing lifestyle changes. She is an expert in Ketogenic nutrition and ketone supplementation. She has a BSC and MSC from Mc Gill in Food and Nutrition Sciences. She is the Owner of "Just for You Health and Wellness Coaching", an independent Prüvit consultant as well as the owner of CrossFit Goderich.
Shawn Mozen is the foremost authority on Kettlebell training in Canada. Considered the father of Canadian Kettlebell training, Shawn was the first instructor to release instructional DVDS, a workbook and to offer instructor certification seminars in this country. Recognized world wide as an authority on Kettlebells, martial arts and functional fitness. Shawn has appeared on US and Canadian tv shows such as VH1’s Celebrity Fit Club, Miami Ink, Off the Record and in the movie The Mighty Atom. Along with Kim Gonzales (Agatsu Senior Instructor) Shawn was one of the first Canadian’s to be certified in Kettlebell Sport in Russia. Shawn travels the world every year giving seminars to fitness professionals and the general public.
Tricia Murphy-Madden is a 29-year veteran instructor and education director. She is the national education director for Savvier Fitness and the co-creator of Barre AboveÂ® and the Weight Loss Challenge with over 85 master trainers and more than 6000 trained instructors worldwide. For many years, she was the fitness director for Denali Fitness in Seattle, and she is the co-author and creator of a children's book and fitness program called The ABC's of Exercise. Tricia sits on the IDEA Group Fitness Committee and is known for the numerous programs she developed. She was featured on Exercise TV and in many trade and mass media publications, and has been the featured coach at numerous corporate events. She has contributed and starred in 12 DVDs and has sold over 100,000 units to date.
Bruce Mylrea/ BA in Economics / ECornell certified in Plant Based Nutrition / AFPA certified Holistic Nutritional Councilor. He spends hours each day reviewing the latest in unbiased nutritional research. Bruce is focused and passionate in educating others on the life enhancing and life extending benefits of whole food plant based nutrition. Bruce is the SCW male presenter of the yesr for 2017 and also 2017 LifeTime Acheivement Award for CanFitPro
Mindy Mylrea is the 2017 LifeTime acheivement Award Winner for CanFitPro , 2016 Empower Instructor of the Year, 2015 PFP Trainer of the Year. 2015 International Presenter of the Year, 2013 CanFitPro Specialty Presenter of the Year, 2008 ECA OBOW Fitness Presenter of the Year, the 2004 Can Fit Pro International Presenter of the Year, the 1999 International IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year, a National and World Aerobic Champion, a 361 sponsored athlete, and a five star presenter for IDEA.
Sadie Nardini is a digital fitnes trainer --one of the top selling online wellness, yoga and fitness course creators in the world. She teaches wellness pros how to optimize their business, online or oaff, usinc social media, and powerful DIY techniques to grow audiences and attract happier clients. Sadie is the founder of Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga and The Yoga Shred, a HIIT + yoga fusion with enhanced anatomy to keep you stronger and safer and gain optimized fitness results in far less time.
Stephanie Nassis is a corporate wellness specialist trained in recognizing the prevalence of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders and the variances of mental illness imposed by occupational constraints presented in first responders who are affected by burnout and compassion fatigue. With over 20 years of policing experience in the Greater-Toronto-Area, Stephanie’s profession has exposed her to a wide range of critical incidents such as traffic fatalities, sudden deaths, homicides, and suicides. Through these experiences, Stephanie has come to intuitively understand the effects of stress on the body and how it can develop into more complex health concerns if ignored. Stephanie recognizes the importance of having a proactive approach to sustainable mental health that includes techniques such as mindfulness, meditation, and trauma-sensitive yoga and adequate nutrition. She is an expert in stress recognition and is a police trainer for the education-based program designed to address and promote mental health called “The Working Mind First Responders” (TWMFR), formerly known as “Road to Mental Readiness.” Stephanie has received accredited training by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy Associates (FBINAA) as a certified Comprehensive Officer Resiliency Instructor in the State of Georgia As a mental health advocate, Stephanie is a client-focused and wellness-based consultant that educates those drawing upon her own mental health survival techniques that touch upon work-life balance, and the importance of mental and emotional equilibrium.
Throughout Gareth’s career he has helped developed hundreds of fitness professionals delivering workshops alongside Drummond Education - UK, canfitpro, Goodlife Fitness and Les Mills, New Zealand.As Team Training Specialist for GoodLife Fitness in Canada he supports small group training, delivering training and development to coaches across the country.
Brad Norris is a kinesiologist / exercise physiologist and strength coach. He earned a Masterâ€™s Degree with a specialist in exercise science and biomechanics from East Tennessee State University. He is also a former member of the Canadian National Bobsleigh Team and Canadian Track and Field program.
Jeanette Novak is a Canadian National Presenter for BODYFLOW and CXWORX with over 20 years experience in the fitness industry. As a professional dancer, certified Personal Trainer, Yoga and Pilates teacher she has travelled extensively and taught in some of the most beautiful parts of the world working for various cruise lines in her “former life”. Most recently Jeanette has participated in Masterclasses at Les Mills Live Toronto and various Les Mills Quarterly workshops in Southwestern Ontario.
Mark Nu’u has spent more than two decades as the BODYSTEP™ program director, profoundly influencing the development of modern step fitness classes. Charged with creating a new workout every three months, Mark has developed over 100 BODYSTEP workouts – taking BODYSTEP from jazzy step aerobics to an uplifting functional workout that combines step rhythmic based training with muscle-conditioning.Every quarter Mark selects new music, shapes fresh choreography and is center stage during the elaborate filming of each release. When he’s not developing new releases, he is traveling to international training events, motivating educating and inspiring instructors and fitness fans all over the planet.
Nkechi is a Technology Executive – but that is not all. She is founder and CEO of Empowered in My Skin Inc., author, professional bodybuilder and inspirational speaker, whose "You Matter" speech went viral with over 3M views worldwide. She recently launched a Podcast called "Own Your Thrive".
Is Medical Director of the Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation Program and a Scientist at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. A leading expert o the role of exercise in rehabilitation, he has studied exercise interventions. Dr Oh is an advocate of the power of exercise as medicine
Melvin first joined a GoodLife gym in 2000. He was an avid participant in BODYPUMP and BODYSTEP, but feared he lacked confidence to lead a class. After an injury sidelined him for two years, Melvin then revamped his lifestyle so he could pursue his dreams of teaching. He obtained his first certification in 2012 – BODYSTEP, then in 2014 he added CXWORX. In 2016 after living in Amsterdam for a period of time he then acquired his certification for BODYATTACK. Melvin also completed his Advanced Instructor Training in BODYSTEP in 2015, and was recognized as part of the Top 500 GoodLife employees.
Zumba Education Specialist (ZES) – French, English, Spanish who has more then 28 years of dancing experience and 18 in the fitness industry. As a member of “La Troupe des Ballets Modernes du Québec” and “New Age Nation” she participated in various TV shows, musicals, videos and Janet Jackson’s“1814” promotional tour in Montreal.She was a proud Cheerleader of the Montreal Roadrunners for all their seasons as well as the famous Montreal Alouettes, as a professional dancer, she worked for several major hotel chains in the Caribbean, and before starting with Zumba, she was the pro-trainer for Cardio Latino in Quebec. Karine is a FIDA and Can Fit Pro certified. Always smiling, dynamic, passionate for dance and really implicated, she brings sunshine where there is none.
Glen Ostergaard is quite possibly one of the busiest men in fitness. As Program Director for BODYPUMP™, RPM™ and LES MILLS SPRINT™ he leads the creation of new releases for each program every three months. One hundred percent committed to creating world-leading workouts, Glen says nothing beats the buzz that comes from finding the perfect relationship between a music track and a new move.Glen’s strong-mindedness and determination get put to good use beyond the group fitness studio too. Outside of teaching, he’s always looking for something new to strive for or challenge himself with. “For quite a while it was competitive cycling. Then I did Crossfit competitively. Now I’m playing football. And of course, I’m always looking to be the best husband and father I can be!”
The Merrithew™ Faculty, or members of our esteemed team of Instructor Trainers, is made up of highly qualified and internationally sought-after educators who are known for their dedication, professionalism and attention to detail. All of our faculty members hold full certification in the STOTT PILATES® method and have achieved additional designations to complement their training. A diverse group, they come from various backgrounds including physical therapy, exercise science, athletic therapy, dance and group and personal fitness training to name a few. Every member of the team strives to uphold the highest standards of training that have been developed worldwide.
A two-time best-selling author, award-winning entrepreneur, five-time Canadian Rowing Champion and a notable philanthropist, David ‘Patch’ Patchell-Evans is the founder and CEO of GoodLife Fitness, Canada’s largest fitness club chain, fourth largest in the world and largest owned by a single owner.
Ben is the founder of Influencing Millions, a company that trains individuals and businesses to speak with influence and lead with impact. He is an international Master Trainer of NLP and teaches leaders the science of influence, from development to delivery, to maximize their potential and profit. Ben specializes in presentation training and performance coaching, and developed the Journey Based Sales process. He is coach to some of the biggest names in film, music and sports, and has helped companies from health clubs to telecoms, financial institutions to non-profits - all with the theme of improving their performance through communication and sales.
Coach Jason Persaud is a Bioenergetic Medicine Practitioner, who comes from a background strength and conditioning, holistic nutrition, and manual therapy. He is currently studying is PhD in Natural Medicine and has worked with clients ranging from professional sports to breast cancer and autoimmune conditions. He prides himself on finding effective methodologies to bring optimal health, movement, and performance back to his clients.
John-Henri is one the latest additions to our presenter team. He started his GoodLife fitness journey back in 2013 where he began working at the front desk in North Bay Ontario, since then he has worked at various clubs all over Ontario including Peterborough and St. Catharines, Ontario. Now he is based in downtown Toronto and is working as a group fitness instructor. BODYATTACK was his first discipline back in 2016 and has gone on to being certified in the GRIT series.
Nathalie is the EXPERT with a PROVEN SYSTEM to get you transformational results. International No.1 Bestselling Author of eleven books on empowerment, Founder & CEO of the THINK YourselfÂ® ACADEMY, she has inspired over 100,000 audience members to eliminate negative self-talk. She combines over 10 years of experience in human resources, 25 years in sales and over 30 years in the fitness industry. In 2007, she was "Fitness Instructor of the Year" for Canada.
Krista Popowych, B.HKin, inspires fitness professionals globally with her motivating and practical sessions. As an IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year winner and a three-time canfitpro Canadian Fitness Presenter of the Year (2016, 2008, 2003), Krista is a highly sought after educator and speaker. As the Global Director for Group Education for Keiser, Balanced Body Integrated Movement Specialist and Master Trainer for Keiser, Kristaâ€™s goal has always been to inspire others through movement and education.
Mark is a motivational speaker and leadership facilitator who recently cycled 35,000km through 40 countries and 5 continents in a two year unsupported solo journey from China back to Canada. He has now shared his incredible journey and the sustainable impact of the WE Movement at speaking events to over 75,000 people. He has been featured on the Global National, CTV Morning Live and Huffington Post, TEDx Speaker, Recipient of the Paul Delaney Award for Outstanding Young Philanthropist, sustainable high-performance advocate and a new father.
CALA certified/Master Trainer, CFP GF, YMCA certified/trainer, diploma in Fitness and Lifestyle Management and Early Childhood Education. Jennie is a fitness professional who loves to inspire others through sharing her enthusiasm, passion and energy for fitness and physical activity. Jennie Queen is a Fitness and Programming Specialist, and is the Aquatics Portfolio Manager in the City of Ottawa. . For over 30 years Jennie has been actively involved in the aquatic and fitness industry, as an instructor and trainer.
Agnes was a Registered Nurse for +13 years. Switching her focus to prevention, she became a PT in an Exclusive Studio, working with high level executives and notary public. When she discover Whole Body EMS Technology 6 years ago, Agnes became her own guinea pig with remarkable results.
Christina Raskin (500hr E-RYT) is the National Training Director at Oxygen Yoga & Fitness and runs the O2 200hr. Yoga Teacher Training program. She has been teaching yoga and fitness for 16 years and she is passionate about educating teachers and sharing yoga.
Tosca Reno, B.Sc., B.Ed. is a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, a New York Times best-selling author, fitness model, and motivational speaker. For two decades she has been helping people lose weight and get healthy with the Eat-Clean Diet® and her Strike Sugar program
Keli Roberts is the recipient of the 2003 IDEA International Fitness Instructor of the Year award, 2005 for Best Female Presenter and 2008 Lifetime Achievement OBOW Award and in 2007 Keli was inducted into the National Fitness Hall of Fame. Additionally, in 2012, Keli was also honored as Presenter of the Year as well as the 2016 Inspiration Award for Empower! Conventions. Keli is an ACSM CEP and holds certifications through, ACE as a GFI, HC and CPT. Furthermore Keli is an SCW Faculty Member, a BOSU Elite Presenter and Schwinn Senior Master Trainer and a Ryka Ambassador.
Dr. David Robertson is a graduate of the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. Prior to this, he completed a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Kinesiology from York University. During the time Dr. Robertson was enrolled at CMCC, he worked with Canadian Fitness Professionals incorporated to certify and educate fitness professionals within the Greater Toronto Area. He continues to teach and educate fitness professionals to ensure a cohesion exists between the fitness and therapy worlds.
Ana Roman is a StickXfit Master Trainer with 20+ years of experience in the fitness industry as a group fitness instructor and certified personal trainer. Ana has managed group fitness for Fitness First in Australia for over 15 years. In her role as a GFM, Ana is passionate about developing and training new instructors. She has been involved with FMA stick training for the last two years, honing her expertise in this specialty modality.
Alex is a trainer/presenter for BODYCOMBAT, BODYJAM™, LES MILLS TONE™ and SH’BAM™. Alex has extensive training in dance, having studied at numerous acclaimed dance schools in New York, London and Los Angeles. He is also a black belt 1st Dan in Taekwondo.
Andrea is one of the original Zumba® Education Specialists (ZES™) for Canada, she shines as a true professional who is both knowledgeable and inspiring. Andrea is an empowering educator with the perceptive ability to adapt her teaching in the moment. People say her energy is infectious. Andrea has trained thousands of instructors globally since joining the Zumba® Fitness presenter team in 2009. She is certified as a Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer, 200-hr Yoga Teacher & Kids Yoga Teacher, Spinning® Instructor, Pre- and Post-Natal Instructor, as well as TRX® Qualified with a certificate in Mat Pilates. With over 15 years in the fitness industry, her expansive experience has enabled her to effectively work with people of all fitness levels as well as different age groups, abilities and cultures.
Javier is a highly experienced International Fitness Professional with over 20 years of experience in Personal Training, Sales, Communication, Group Exercise, Fitness Management and Marketing. He served as a Master Instructor and Educator for renowned international programs including Les Mills and Spinning® throughout Europe and the US before he joined Stages Indoor Cycling in 2016 as Stages Cycling University Brand Manager and International Lead Master Educator. Originally from Madrid, Spain, he relocated to New York City in 2014 where he lives with his lovely wife.
Dan Scanlon is an Australian fitness professional who manages the Metafit™ franchises for Australasia, Canada and the USA (East). Dan travels extensively training Metafit Coaches to deliver true HIIT principals. He also owns and operates a PT studio in Melbourne. Dan is equally passionate about developing Coaches around the world and also helping individuals get fitter and stronger.
Eric has been in the health and fitness industry since the age of 19 and is now one of Canadaâ€™s leading health professionals and consultants with 32 years of experience behind him. Over the years Eric has worked with professional athletes, semi-professional and amateur teams and national sports organizations. Eric has consulted with numerous business owners and practitioners on how to effectively build their client base, run their facilities and implement ongoing education programs.
Greg helps individuals and companies speak with influence and lead with impact. Through his work with Influencing Millions, he specialises in presentation and performance training, having spent the last 27 years speaking and presenting in over 55 countries worldwide. A former Nike-sponsored athlete and International Presenter of the Year, Greg has worked with some of the biggest names in media & broadcasting, retail and fitness. With a degree in Sports Science (B.Sp.Sc.), a Diploma in Coaching, Mentoring & Leadership and a Master Practitioner Certification in NLP, Greg teaches leaders the science of influence, from development to delivery, to maximize potential and profit.
Dr. Jordan Shallow DC, of Windsor, Ontario is a Chiropractor, Strength and Conditioning Coach, Performance Consultant, Educator, and Powerlifter. As well as Co-founder, President and Director of Education for Pre-Script, an industry leader in fitness education and exercise programming.Jordan is the former chiropractor at Apple world Headquarters in Cupertino, Ca. As well as former Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Stanford University Rugby Team.
Kathie Sharkey holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from York University and has more than 20 years of experience working as a Kinesiologist. She has been helping people that have low back, neck, shoulder, knee injuries, and other joint injuries to recover from these injuries and lead an active lifestyle. Kathie works with people who have MS, Parkinson's, arthritis, fibromyalgia, osteoporosis, and other chronic pain conditions, to assist them in developing an exercise program that is safe and appropriate for their condition. Kathie was a member of the 2012/2013 College of Kinesiologists exam committee. She has sat on the Board of Directors for the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario (2013-2016) and is currently a board member and vice-president of the Canadian Kinesiology Alliance.
As a creative visionary and entrepreneur, Beth Shaw has redefined wellness in America. Author of four books, her work has challenged industrialized wellness and paved the way for a passionate and responsible approach to all-around wellness.Beth revolutionized the fitness industry by bringing yoga into the mainstream with her inclusive and impactful style of yoga for over 22 years. She has been exploring, researching, and developing fitness and wellness programs for more than 25 years.
MJ has been teaching fitness, dance and yoga across North America for 25 years. MJ is the founder/owner of www.SoulFuelFitness.ca, founder of www.FITPOPdance.ca and was the co-founder of the Flirty Girl Fitness program. Featured Fitness Expert on DrOZ, CTV Your Morning, CP24, Global Morning and more. Also a professional actor, dancer, choreographer and director, MJ brings passion, performance and high energy to your class experience.
In this session you will experience the amazing world of pole dancing and learn what is involved to become an accomplished pole dancer - this is a long journey and one that takes a ton of mental toughness, physical endurance and emotional resilience. I will share with you strategies that will help you find your own personal expression and succeed in this unconventional fitness space.
Tricia is a registered dietitian, fitness instructor, wellness coach, and Amazon best-selling author. She is a national presenter, the 2016 SCW Fitness Education Boston Idol Winner, and the 2018 Presenter of the Year for SCW's Florida Mania Conference. Tricia creates and delivers engaging wellness programs. She developed the SCW Active Aging Nutrition Certification which she has led at 14 national conferences. She has an MBA, and teaches Nutrition Entrepreneurship and Healthy Aging for Northeastern University.
Lisa Simone Richards is a publicist for health, fitness, and wellness entrepreneurs who want to get seen as experts and go from invisible to influencer. Sheâ€™s here to show you how to build your brand, business, and influence. Lisa Simone helps her clients get free visibility using PR to get in front of their ideal client, but also build the credibility that gets clients to take the next step and invest in working with you.
Lynne Skilton-Hayes is the Fitness Program Supervisor at the University of Guelph where she is responsible for the programming of hundreds of programs for students, faculty, staff and community. She is a canfitpro and ACE certified group fitness instructor and master personal trainer. Lynne holds a B.SC. degree and brings over 24 years of education and experience to the fitness industry. She is an International Fitness Presenter/Educator, Matrix Master trainer, canfitpro PRO TRAINER and Woman of Distinction Nominee in 2016 and Honouree in 2017. Lynne has done work for television, print and videos for online curriculum.
Tracie is a trainer, presenter, author and a member of the 2019-2020 canfitpro National Fitness Advisory Panel. Specialties include prenatal fitness, biomechanics & athletics. She co-authored the new 2019 canfitpro â€˜A Fit Pregnancyâ€™ online certification and has been in the fitness industry for over 35 years training, teaching and certifying worldwide. Awards include: Women in Business Award 2015, Readers Choice Personal Trainer Medal 2016, Entrepreneur of the Year 2008, The Best of the Best 2016
Nikki Snow is the co-founder of PHIT Society, a community that is changing the narrative of fitness and wellness. She is also an Integrated Breakthrough transformation coach, trainer for World of Dance U-Jam, Reebok sponsored athlete, and teaches group fitness classes for Chicago Athletic Clubs.
Sue is a group fitness instructor, practicing physiotherapist and canfitpro FIS PRO TRAINER. Passionate about sharing the job of movement, she has participated in several NEWBODY filmings and World Fitness Expo Master classes and is a National Presenter for NEWBODY and Les Mills BODYFLOW. She was also the recipient of the GoodLife Fitness Instructor of Excellence award in 2016.
Dr. Kelly Starrett, DPT is co-founder of the Ready State, coach and physical therapist, chief tinkerer, movement optimist, an author and a speaker. Kelly’s clients include professional athletes in the NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB. He also works with Olympic gold-medalists, Tour de France cyclists, world and national record holding Olympic Lifting and Power athletes, CrossFit Games medalists, ballet dancers, military personnel, and competitive age-division athletes. Kelly is the author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers Becoming A Supple Leopard and Ready to Run .
Scott's perspectives on mental health and wellbeing challenge the status quo and corporate advertising we see today. He works with companies and schools to empower their employees and students with the confidence and skills to manage their mental health. He has spoken at a number of workshops across the US and Canada, reaching over 20 million around the world with his content online.
With over 17 years of experience in the fitness industry and the newest member of the Keiser training team, Kellie brings her unique flair to group fitness and indoor cycling. Think high energy, empowerment, 'spinspiration' (as she calls it) and an overall good time had by all, and that pretty much sums up what people call "The Kellie Experience." She believes that life is too short to despise a workout and thrives upon turning workouts into the brightest moments of someones' day!
Dr. Anna Swisher currently serves as the Coach Education and Sport Science Manager at USA Weightlifting. She creates and leads weightlifting education courses and certifications for thousands of coaches and trainers around the world. Anna formerly was a university professor, competitive weightlifter, collegiate thrower, and track and field coach.
Matthew Taub is a 25 year fitness industry veteran. NASM and ACE Certified personal trainer. An international fitness presenter and fitness educator. Former Beachbody Live P90X Master Trainer, format expert and choreographer, Regional Fitness Manager and Regional Trainer for Orangetheory Fitness. Current OTF Coach, provincial board member of the Fitness Industry Council of Canada. His passion has lead him to helping others change their lives.
Rosa Tejada has been a canfitpro certified Fitness Instructor for over 20 years, leading classes such as Pound, Les Mills BodyCombat, ShBam, BodyPump, and Yoga. She was GoodLife Top 500 in 2010. Rosa has been with canfitpro for 11 years and championing the Fitness Professional of the Year awards for the last few years. She is passionate about discovering the NEXT Fitness Professional of the Year! Could this be YOU?
Matt has been involved in the health and fitness profession for 12 years. His passion and purpose are impacting others through health and fitness. He is currently an Education Specialist for Movati Athletics and DTS Fitness Education Kettlebell Instructor.
Doris Thews is an International award winning Fitness Educator including, 2019 World IDEA Instructor of the Year. She is a Senior Vice President of Fitness and Innovation for VASA Fitness. Keynote speaker, Senior Master Trainer and Global Mentor for Schwinn and is on the International Development Master Trainer team for BOSU. Doris consults several leading brands on business and program development, in addition to presenting and lecturing internationally. She is known for her motivation, authenticity and athletic coaching style, RYKA Fit-Pro Ambassador.
Kelly found her passion early on in her fitness career as a Personal Trainer. Over the past 17 years her commitment to helping others achieve their goals evolved from clients to leaders in the Fitness Industry. As the VP of Studio Fitness at Movati Athletic, Kelly is responsible for fitness innovation, strategic growth and leadership development. Kelly is a Canadian Ambassador for WIFA, a top rated speaker and writes for numerous print and online outlets.
Steve has a diverse background in movement from the fitness side, various styles of Martial arts, distance running and sports. On the life side, he is an amateur Blacksmith. Steve is the owner of Move to Heal Therapy. He is a Registered Massage Therapist, Physiotherapist assistant, and, lead instructor for the Fascial Stretch Therapy Level 1 & 2 Certifications with the Stretch to Win Institute. As a movement specialist, he focuses on injury recovery and prevention with his clients.
As an author, coach and speaker Trish is the â€œCoaches the Coach. As a member of the Certified Coaches Federation, Trish, works with â€¨individuals and leadership teams shaping organizational culture. â€¨She takes a holistic approach to wealth and wellbeing with practical tools that create results.
Stewart Traill grew up in Oshawa, Ontario where he began his passion for performing arts, and continued on to graduate from Wilfrid Laurier University with a Bachelors of Music focusing on Classical Music Performance. After graduating and beginning to work full time, he then started to focus on his personal health and wellness and found Zumba®. Stewart instantly fell in love as he grew up with latin music playing around him from his Chilean family and combined it with performing arts and the ability to exercise. Stewart has been teaching Zumba® for 4 years and was recently selected as the newest Zumba® Jammer in Southern Ontario, specifically for Cumbia. Stewart loves getting to support others through their fitness experience and inspire them to continue to exercise in a positive atmosphere."
Kathleen Trotter, MSc, is a personal trainer, writer, motivational speaker, media personality, life and nutrition coach and Pilates specialist with twenty years of experience. She is the author of two books Finding Your Fit and Your Fittest Future Self: Making Choices Today for a Happier, Healthier, Fitter Future You. Education includes M.Sc from UofT, diploma from the CSNN. and certifications through C.H.E.K. FST. ELDOA, Body Harmonics, ADLER and Precision Nutrition
Owner of The ACADEMY fitness, yoga, spin studio and Fusion Fitness Trainingâ„¢. With over 35 years of experience in teaching, training, club management, program development and motivational speaking she brings a wealth of experience to her presentations worldwide. She is the recipient of many industry awards, including CanFitPro Lifetime Achievement and Presenter of the Year, IDEA Instructor and Program Director of the Year, IDEA Top Industry Contributor and an elite athlete as a former World Champion synchronized swimmer and honored member of the Sports Hall of Fame. Helen is the Commercial Fitness Education Manager for Balanced Body and International master trainer and educational program developer for BOSU, Hedstrom Fitness, Schwinn Cycling and Fusion Fitness.
Stacey Seward Vandiver is the Co-founder and CEO of SoulBody, a group fitness education and subscription company that develops innovative classes for health clubs globally. She is the Co-creator and Director of SoulBody Barre and oversees SoulBodyâ€™s 3 other programs in Barre, HIIT and Yoga Sculpt. SoulBody is now a global company that continues to develop innovative programming for health clubs to stay ahead of the curve and to inspire people to be active!
Anie is the Education Director, Product Specialist, Master Trainer at Matrix Canada. She’s responsible for business development and implementation of all Matrix fitness programming. Escape Fitness Master Trainer and TRX Senior Course Instructor. Anie specializes in functional, strength training and indoor cycling. With over 20 years in the fitness field which she served as marketing coordinator, club manager, advisor to operations, personal trainer. Her multi-faceted background with experience not only as a professional figure skater, but in training professional athletes (NHL) as well. Coupled with the knowledge of the body and movement from her sports massage therapy certification. She uses her background and skills when presenting lectures and workshops at conferences, as well as part of her daily training routine.
Along Gerry Visca's expansive journey of inspiring 1 Million WHYs he's captured prestigious international branding awards, inspired across 7 countries with one the most prestigious speaking bureaus in North America; NSB and has published over 18 books and transformational novels.
A former professional cyclist and member of the Canadian National Cycling Team, Charly is currently the Associate Director of Fitness and Wellness at Health Systems Group in Montreal, Canada. His extensive knowledge and experience not only as a professional cyclist but also as a fitness professional makes him the perfect presenter. Charly joined the Stages Cycling Master Educator Team in 2018 and is the Regional Sales & Operations Manager for Orangetheory Fitness in Montreal.
Kim Vopni is known as the Vagina Coach an is a passionate promoter of pelvic floor fitness for women in pregnancy, motherhood and midlife. As a fitness coach, published author, speaker and educator, Kim is on a mission to pelvic health and wellness into the mainstream and ensure all women know that light bladder leakage is NOT 'just part of being a woman'.
Tamara Ware’s career in fitness started 20 years ago. She currently travels around the world as a Trainer and Presenter for WOD U-Jam. Her passion is dance, but her enthusiasm doesn't stop there.. Her favorite thing to do is to make "YOU" sweat and have fun while doing it!
Gabriella Waters is a 500 hour yoga instructor, NASM personal trainer, certified in multiple fitness formats, and the creator & program director of SoulBody's newest format, ZenBurn--a fusion of yoga flows and poses, cardio surges, and sculpting. She is committed to mixing fun with results driven content to include everyone!
Jana Webb: mother, survivor, innovator and industry disruptor -discovered yoga as a method to recover from an injury. She learned quickly that traditional yoga did not adhere to her tight, athletic body or her results based mind set . So she created Joga, a hybrid of the science of yoga with the biomechanics of sport movement. After 16 years, 500 health practitioners have become Joga certified and Joga is deemed the governing body of yoga in sport. Her clients include thousands of professional athletes & sports teams from the NBA, NHL, MLB, MLS, CFL, NFL, Hockey Canada, Red Bull, WWE and many more. Now for the first time ever she is bringing her program to you: the corporate athlete, the urban athlete, the mom athlete - the athlete in you!
SGT Ken® is an international speaker, six-time U.S. Army Soldier of the Year, and highly decorated combat veteran. He’s trained over 500,000 soldiers and civilians through Operation Fit to Fight, has written over 100 magazine articles, and created the fitness and health education website for the U.S. Army National Guard. Ken founded the START Fitness® boot camp program, has starred in several best-selling fitness videos, and was named canfitpro’s Best New Presenter (2011).
Stephanie Weichert, MBA, ACC, is a certified Personal Coach, published author and speaker and business consultant. She has performed life coaching workshops for the Tennessee Army National Guard Warrior Fit Camp program, the Kentucky Army National Guard Operation Immersion course, the Tennessee Army National Guard′s Children Attitude Motivation Program (C.A.M.P.), canfitpro, Empower Fitness Conferences and in Taiwan and China. She has a bachelor’s degree from San Francisco State University and an MBA from King University. She has written for magazines and other publications including Military1.com, Military.com, Foundations, Hooah, Military Spouse and GX®: The National Guard Experience and has recently released her first life coaching book entitled, Everything I Would Have Said. Learn more about Stephanie: Stephanieweichert.com
Carl has been working his way around the world training and coaching many different people and professionals. In London, Carl worked with professional athletes at a sports rehab clinic and also trained at a private health spa. Then he moved on to Bermuda to run and coach at a corporate facility. Now, Carl operates his own facility in Toronto, Canada called Raven Wellness and is growing his online coaching platform, also working with other CHEK professionals to spread the knowledge and teachings of the CHEK Institute.
Natalie Wiafe is a Mother of 4 Children & Wife of 10 years. Family and Dance are her Life. Natalie has pursued her passion for dance for most of her life. Starting at 3yrs old, training in Ballet, Jazz, Funk, West African, Tap, Modern, Swing, Lyrical/Contemporary and Hip-HopDance. Has Toured with a Hip-Hop group performing in Events in Toronto and Graduated with a Diploma in Musical Theatre. Natalie has immersed herself in Zumba® and has thoroughly enjoyed being a Choreo Zumba® Jammer for 5yrs, pursuing her passion for Dance, sharing & connecting with ZIN™ members around the globe.
Scott is the Senior VP Fitness and Operations for World Health and Spa Lady in Alberta Canada, winners of Canada's Best Managed Companies award along with the Achievers Most Engaged Workplaces award. A dynamic leader that has helped build one of the largest PT and GF teams in Canada, his areas of expertise include Personal Training sales and business practices, career development and Human Resources. Scott is active in and outdoors with his two daughters.
Eric Williamson is a registered dietitian and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. within the area of exercise nutrition and metabolism. Eric works all athletic backgrounds from elite athletes to those looking to balance fitness with busy work and family lives. His primary goal is to help people find the most effective nutrition strategies for their unique physiology and lifestyle while balancing the many other important areas of their lives to achieve overall success and fulfillment.
As a Master Guru for High Fitness LP, Janay travels North America certifying new instructors for High Fitness and serves as a mentor for other High Fitness Gurus. With a love of movement that began in childhood, Janay holds a deep passion for inspiring others to live their best life. Janay began her fitness career over 10 years ago, and has much appreciation for the opportunities she’s been granted to train, inspire, and coach both new and existing instructors.
Christine Yanke is a E-RYT, 500 Hr Yoga teacher with a passion for helping people turn their pain into purpose. She is a certified Fitness Instructor, Healthy Weight Loss Coach with Canfit Pro, and a Certified Life Coach with CCF. Christine loves connecting with people ~~getting to know them, their stories & their struggles and does this through motivational speaking. She is also a Senior Master Trainer with Yogafit Worldwide.
Dr. Young became a Naturopathic Doctor because she believes in gentle treatment, which is tailored to one's lifestyle and goals. Dr. Young is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO). Her areas of focus include guiding others to achieve healthy weight (fat) loss, and mood regulation. Conditions she focuses on treating include diabetes (and conditions involving blood sugar dysregulation) and cardiovascular conditions.