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Due to recent developments in the province of Nova Scotia and based on the latest guidance and official announcements of Nova Scotia’s Premier Stephen McNeil, it is with heavy heart that canfitpro has made the necessary and difficult decision to cancel canfitpro East 2020. Learn More

Intensives

260 – CPR A

Time
Presenter
Saturday, May 23, 2020Rob Dickson
6:30PM - 9:30PM

Type
CEC's
W/SN/A
Number Of CECs
Sponsor
N/AN/A

This is a comprehensive course that will increase your knowledge of how to perform CPR on adults in any emergency. We’ll look at risk factors for heart disease, knowing which factors you can/cannot prevent, and identify the key signs and symptoms of sudden cardiac arrest. You’ll also learn the signs and symptoms of a choking adult, the steps in providing first aid, and benefits and correct method of placing a victim in recovery position. You’ll leave knowing how to perform adult CPR.

Price: $34

300 – SoulBody Barre and Unhitched Teacher Training

Time
Presenter
Sunday, May 24, 2020Stephanie Medford
9:00AM-6:00PM

Type
CEC's
W/SPTS, FIS, HWL
Number Of CECs
Sponsor
4

Barre Certified by SoulBody Fitness - Learn from SoulBody how to teach a progressive, pre-choreographed, more athletic-style BARRE class. Learn BOTH formats of SoulBody Barre and SoulBody Unhitched! This one-day 9-hour training will give you all the tools you need to teach a full comprehensive BARRE class that is unique, cutting edge and constantly evolving with quarterly choreography releases set to amazing music! SoulBody prides themselves on the continuing education component of their BARRE program. The programs stay fresh, innovative and most of all CONSISTENT!

SoulBody classes are fun, fast paced, yet mindful in its approach with progressions and regressions to challenge and cater to all skill levels! Our SoulBody Squad is an empowering group of instructors that is motivating through movement and their members cannot get enough!

Rate: $280 USD

301 – How To Write a Business Plan To 2-4 x Your Profits, Clients and Revenue

Time
Presenter
Sunday, May 24, 2020Arin Lindauer
9:00AM-5:00PM

Type
CEC's
LPTS, FIS, HWL
Number Of CECs
Sponsor
1

Most fitness professionals and business owners barely make a profit. They work long hours. They struggle to find new clients, effectively serve the clients they’ve got, and build a team. Result: They end up sacrificing their health, relationships, and happiness. Successful fitness business owners tell a different story. They have money and the time to enjoy it. They work smarter, not harder. That’s why they attract top paying clients who stay for years, build a team that frees them to step out of operations, and take home 6 figures–while creating an amazing lifestyle. The good news is you can (and will) grow like the successful ones … with the right systems, tools, and support around you. Join NPE at the “How To Write a Fitness Business Plan To 2-4x Your Profits, Clients, And Revenue” one-day intensive workshop. Give your business the fuel it needs to drive more new clients, sales, and profits … while also putting systems in place that will increase your long-term success (and fun!).

Rate: $99

Registration Link: MCMPHalifax.com

Sessions

2000 – GENERAL SESSION: End Self Sabotage & Live your Passion

Time
Presenter
Saturday, May 23, 2020Nathalie Plamondon-Thomas
8:00AM - 9:30AM

Type
CEC's
LFIS, PTS, HWL
Number Of CECs
Sponsor
1N/A

Your clients are doing everything "right" and somehow, you know that when your back is turned, they jeopardize their success. Learn from 8 times International No.1 Bestselling Author, the system that gets transformational results. Discover the main causes of self-sabotage, how to identify what is at the root of your clients' self-sabotage and how to transform that energy into a serving force to achieve their goals.

2100 – PRESENTER & DELEGATE MEET AND GREET

Time
Presenter
Saturday, May 23, 2020Mo Hagan
9:15AM - 10:00AM

Type
CEC's
N/AN/A
Number Of CECs
Sponsor
N/AN/A

This is your chance to network with fitness industry leaders. Light food and beverage will be served and a chance to win door prizes!

2200 – Body Weight Blast

Time
Presenter
Saturday, May 23, 2020Lisa Mastracchio
10:15AM - 11:45AM

Type
CEC's
W/SFIS, PTS, HWL
Number Of CECs
Sponsor
1N/A

Bodyweight training still trends strongly in the fitness world today as an effective and efficient way to train. The challenge however, is how to stay innovative and creative while using this popular training style. Experience Lisa’s Bodyweight Blast and you’ll find fresh ideas and new ways to explore this training format. Relieve boredom and recycling the ‘same old same old’ by joining Bodyweight Blast. You’ll leave with innovative ideas, inspiration and unique ways to train our best piece of equipment… our BODIES!

2201 – POUND – Rockout. Workout.

Time
Presenter
Saturday, May 23, 2020Joyce Wong
10:15AM - 11:45AM

Type
CEC's
W/SFIS, PTS, HWL
Number Of CECs
Sponsor
1

Unleash your inner rockstar in this cardio jam session inspired by the infectious, energizing and sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums. Designed for all fitness levels, whether you're a conditioned athlete or a beginner, POUND provides the perfect atmosphere for letting loose, getting energized, improving your health, and rocking out! Using Ripstix® lightly weighted exercise drumsticks, participants will learn how to transform drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out. In addition to providing a challenging way to train the body, participants will learn how POUND promotes positive mood, elicits confidence, enhances unity, and ultimately, inspires positive action in life. Participants will leave this session with an understanding of POUND's effect on the mind, body, and inner rockstar.

BYOM

2202 – Functional Training

Time
Presenter
Saturday, May 23, 2020Kareem El-Sayed
10:15AM - 11:45AM

Type
CEC's
W/SFIS, PTS, HWL
Number Of CECs
Sponsor
1N/A

Learn the What and Why behind functional training and Who it’s good for, and When and How to apply it with specific clients and athletes. Develop skills to properly coach and cue the 7 primal (functional) movements- Squat, Hinge, Lunge, Push, Pull, Plank, Twist- and learn different mobility and stability exercises that will complement and improve these movements. This hands-on session will give you the opportunity to experience the movements done correctly and provide you with information and knowledge to apply immediately to yourself and current / future clients. 

2203 – Soulbody Barre Master Class

Time
Presenter
Saturday, May 23, 2020Stephanie Medford
10:15AM - 11:45AM

Type
CEC's
W/SFIS, PTS, HWL
Number Of CECs
Sponsor
1

Barre classes have been continually on the rise and in demand and for good reason! This results-driven class effectively shapes, tones and strengthens the muscles while giving bursts of cardio elements. Stacey Vandiver and Ann Marie Barbour, founders of SoulBody and creators of SoulBody BARRE and UNHITCHED, explain why this format is sought after by fitness fanatics and why you will see more clubs incorporate Barre on the Group Exercise schedule. They will explain the history, the principles and benefits of barre and have you working muscles you forgot you had! 15 minute lecture, 60 minute Master Class, followed by 15 minutes Q&A

BYOM

2204 – Leadership: Principles & Practices

Time
Presenter
Saturday, May 23, 2020Mo Hagan
10:15AM - 11:45AM

Type
CEC's
LFIS, PTS, HWL
Number Of CECs
Sponsor
1N/A

TBD 

2205 – How To Open Your Own Studio & Ensure Profitability in 90 Days

Time
Presenter
Saturday, May 23, 2020Arin Lindauer
10:15AM - 11:45AM

Type
CEC's
LFIS, PTS, HWL
Number Of CECs
Sponsor
1

Want to be in control of your schedule, design everything the way YOU want it to be, and be your own boss? Most fitness professionals have a dream to open their own facility someday, but too many don’t ever move forward with that dream because they A) don’t understand the steps involved in the process, and B) think they could never afford the investment. Whether you’re new in the fitness industry, or you’re already a business owner looking for a better space, it IS possible to open a new facility with a clear path to sustainable profits (and cash flow) … if you follow the right steps. Don’t put your dreams on hold and never open your facility as you wait for the right moment. Don’t “open broke” and eventually have to close your doors. Attend this session and get proven processes you can use to go from struggling to successful coach earning a professional income.  

2301 – The Next Generation of Pound

Time
Presenter
Saturday, May 23, 2020Joyce Wong
12:45AM - 2:15PM

Type
CEC's
W/SFIS, PTS, HWL
Number Of CECs
Sponsor
1

Discover POUND’s newest program, Generation POUND, a workout geared towards kids and a movement aimed at changing the concept of health and fitness for today’s youth. Generation POUND makes fitness about self-expression, empowerment, self-love, and fun by introducing alternative ways to move, rock, play, and make noise. Participants will tap into their inner child as they experience a Generation POUND PLAYlist and learn the formula behind the youth-oriented program. Participants will learn key teaching concepts and strategies for youth instruction and leave inspired, ready to teach the next generation of educators, leaders, and noise-makers.

BYOM

2302 – How To Create An Outstanding Client Experience

Time
Presenter
Saturday, May 23, 2020Devin Sherrington
12:45AM - 2:15PM

Type
CEC's
W/SFIS, PTS, HWL
Number Of CECs
Sponsor
1N/A

Every trainer and coach wants to create a great workout for all clients, but is there more that trainers can do to make the client experience outstanding. In 26 years of working as a trainer, and over nine years of owning 360fit, I've learned tips and tricks to creating and maintaining an outstanding client experience, that ensure your clients leave happy and keep them coming back for years to come.  Looking forward to sharing these tips, tricks and tactics with my fellow fit pros. 

2303 – MX4 Active Training – Get Older and Deconditioned Adults active Like Never Before with MX4 Active Training!

Time
Presenter
Saturday, May 23, 2020Anie Villeneuve
12:45AM - 2:15PM

Type
CEC's
W/SFIS, PTS, HWL
Number Of CECs
Sponsor
1

Functional training is here to stay. However, programming that is appropriate and creates a standard for you and/or your instructors is not as easy as it sounds. If your facility is striving to engage older and deconditioned adults, MX4 Active can help you get them moving in a way right for their abilities and keep them coming back for more. MX4 Active incorporates low-impact, lower-back friendly exercises, familiar repetitions and natural progressions for a confidence-inspiring experience that improves overall fitness.  

2304 – Fad Diets: Facts & Fictions

Time
Presenter
Saturday, May 23, 2020Rob Dickson
12:45AM - 2:15PM

Type
CEC's
LFIS, PTS, HWL
Number Of CECs
Sponsor
1N/A

Do fad diets work? What can you or should you tell you’re clients that are thinking about trying or are already trying a popular diet? Can good can come from tiring a fad diet? Learn about popular diets from the past and present, what are these diets all about, why so many people each year try them and what we can do to help our clients succeed in weight loss, whether they try a popular diet or not.  

2305 – Women Who Influence

Time
Presenter
Saturday, May 23, 2020Mo Hagan, Lisa Mastracchio, Nathalie Plamondon-Thomas, Laura Hawkins
12:45AM - 2:15PM

Type
CEC's
PFIS, PTS, HWL
Number Of CECs
Sponsor
1N/A

One of canfitpro’s most popular events —Women Who Influence— is coming to Halifax for the first time! Join Maureen (Mo) Hagan, canfitpro’s Chief Operating Officer for this very special women’s only leadership and empowerment event. This event will provide women a one-of-a-kind opportunity to join the conversation and be gifted the space and time to connect. Mo will be joined by our fiercely fabulous influencers General Session speaker/Presenter Nathalie Plamondon-Thomas and Presenter (canfitpro and 2019 Fit Pro of the Year) Lisa Mastracchio, each who will share their journey and lessons learned along their path that helped them to become the influencer they are today. This event will be limited so register early! 

2400 – Muscle In Motion

Time
Presenter
Saturday, May 23, 2020Lisa Mastracchio
3:00PM - 4:30PM

Type
CEC's
W/SFIS, PTS, HWL
Number Of CECs
Sponsor
1N/A

Creating a Muscle Conditioning class that’s both creative and challenging is no simple feat! Limited equipment, coaching to various fitness levels and choosing different exercises can make this class a struggle to teach. Yet group strength training remains a popular format in today’s fitness culture. Join Lisa’s session if you’re looking to spice up your classes with innovative combinations and compound exercises that stimulate both muscle and heart. Join Lisa’s session if you’re looking to spice up your classes with innovative combinations and compound exercises that stimulate both muscle and heart. 

2401 – SPRINT 8 Training: The Sprint-Intensity Cardio Workshop

Time
Presenter
Saturday, May 23, 2020Anie Villeneuve
3:00PM - 4:30PM

Type
CEC's
W/SFIS, PTS, HWL
Number Of CECs
Sponsor
1

Having a program focused on trimming fat and building muscle can be very powerful. Sprint8 is that program. With 30 years of experience in the field, this methodology has been proven to work wonders with all populations, from deconditioned to elite athletes, Sprint8 is an exclusive, science-based, anaerobic interval training regimen that uses intensity to optimize the effort you/your client put in. In this session we will cover how it works, why it is different than your standard HIIT, why it works for all populations and how it can help support your fitness offering. 

2402 – Effective Mobility Strategies for Functional Performance

Time
Presenter
Saturday, May 23, 2020Jonathan Ells
3:00PM - 4:30PM

Type
CEC's
W/SFIS, PTS, HWL
Number Of CECs
Sponsor
1N/A

In this workshop you will learn the most current and effective ways to see quick improvements in your mobility. We cover the most important areas of the body requiring mobility for optimal function, leaving you with strategies you can immediately apply to you and your clients training programs! (Note: bring a mobility ball and your favorite mobility tools). 

2403 – Barre Technique by SoulBody

Time
Presenter
Saturday, May 23, 2020Stephanie Medford
3:00PM - 4:30PM

Type
CEC's
W/SFIS, PTS, HWL
Number Of CECs
Sponsor
1

Come learn what all of the BARRE buzz is about! Experience an intensive 30 min. SoulBody Unhitched Barre class which combines technique from Yoga, Pilates & Ballet into one upbeat workout. Then slow it down to solidify your technique emphasizing form and function of this method. Get deeper into the movement with the opportunity to ask questions and move at a slower pace. You will discover why Barre continues to be effective in developing strength and results! 

2404 – Don’t Just Be A Trainer, Be a Coach!

Time
Presenter
Saturday, May 23, 2020Nathalie Plamondon-Thomas
3:00PM - 4:30PM

Type
CEC's
LFIS, PTS, HWL
Number Of CECs
Sponsor
1N/A

You are a great personal trainer, but somehow, your clients self-sabotage as soon as your back is turned. Discover how adding extra dimensions to your personal training business can generate faster results for your clients, more money for you and set the base for a higher client retention and referral rate. You will leave with easy to apply Life Coaching Skills, and tips on how to leverage your business and position yourself as the Trainer who delivers permanent results. 

2405 – Studio Owners: Work SMARTER, Not Harder

Time
Presenter
Saturday, May 23, 2020Arin Lindauer
3:00PM - 4:30PM

Type
CEC's
LFIS, PTS, HWL
Number Of CECs
Sponsor
1

Most fitness businesses barely make a profit. Their owners work long hours. They struggle to find new clients, effectively serve the clients they’ve got, and build a team. Result: They end up sacrificing their health, relationships, and happiness. Successful business owners have money and the time to enjoy it. They work smarter, not harder. That’s why they attract top paying clients who stay for years, build a team that frees them to step out of operations, and take home 6 figures–while creating an amazing lifestyle. Attend this session and we’ll walk you step-by-step through real systems you can use to increase profitability, revenue, and overall happiness with your fitness business. 

2501 – POUND – Rockout. Workout.

Time
Presenter
Saturday, May 23, 2020Joyce Wong
5:00PM - 6:15PM

Type
CEC's
W/SFIS, PTS, HWL
Number Of CECs
Sponsor
1

Unleash your inner rockstar in this cardio jam session inspired by the infectious, energizing and sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums. Designed for all fitness levels, whether you're a conditioned athlete or a beginner, POUND provides the perfect atmosphere for letting loose, getting energized, improving your health, and rocking out! Using Ripstix® lightly weighted exercise drumsticks, participants will learn how to transform drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out. In addition to providing a challenging way to train the body, participants will learn how POUND promotes positive mood, elicits confidence, enhances unity, and ultimately, inspires positive action in life. Participants will leave this session with an understanding of POUND's effect on the mind, body, and inner rockstar.

BYOM 

2503 – Heart Led Vinyasa

Time
Presenter
Saturday, May 23, 2020Laura Spencer
5:00PM - 6:15PM

Type
CEC's
W/SFIS, PTS, HWL
Number Of CECs
Sponsor
1N/A

Laura will be guiding an all levels Vinyasa practice with an emphasis on cultivating an open, vibrant heart space. Laura's classes are rooted in traditional yoga philosophy while weaving in current teachings from the fields of neuroscience and quantum physics. She encourages expression and playfulness through mobility focused mindful movement. All of her classes incorporate breathwork and meditation with the intention of aligning with our highest selves, individually and collectively.

BYOM

2504 – Transform Social Media Fans Into Paying Clients

Time
Presenter
Saturday, May 23, 2020Nathalie Plamondon-Thomas
5:00PM - 6:15PM

Type
CEC's
LFIS, PTS, HWL
Number Of CECs
Sponsor
1N/A

You get lots of followers on social media, but somehow it doesn’t translate into money in your bank account . Learn from eight-time, No.1 International Best Selling Author and Founder of the THINK Yourself® ACADEMY how to build a brand, find a niche, create a legacy follow-up series for your ‘fans’ to become clients. You will learn the 10 steps to a successful business and walk away with a concrete plan and proven strategies. 

2505 – Fuel Your Fitness Flame

Time
Presenter
Saturday, May 23, 2020Lisa Mastracchio
5:00PM - 6:15PM

Type
CEC's
LFIS, PTS, HWL
Number Of CECs
Sponsor
1N/A

As fitpros, our mission is to remain current in this ever-changing industry. Longevity is the goal but obstacles often arise. Injuries, energy-depletion and striking a work-life balance while remaining passionate and motivated can be struggle. Join Lisa’s interactive lecture on tips to keep you, the fitpro, on your A-game for the long haul. Are you a group fitness instructor struggling to teach multiple classes while keeping your body in top shape? Are you a personal trainer juggling clients, programs and life? This session will equip you with the tools you need to keep your fitness fire burning!