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8:00 am - 9:15 am


200 - GENERAL SESSION: Stop Trying to Lose Weight (L)

Kathy Smart

"Stop trying to lose weight by discovering the 3 steps Holistic Nutritionist of the Year, Chef and Huffington Post writer Kathy Smart has taught thousands of individuals to become their healthiest self without calorie restriction OR dieting! Teach YOUR clients to never diet again and focus on health for long lasting results by learning about her favourite top 5 family friendly foods AND how to make them delicious. (Healthy Brownie Samples Included)"

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9:30 am - 11:00 am


211 - D'Fine (W/S)

Helen Vanderburg

No weights – just hardcore results. This bodyweight workout combines core conditioning and muscle-defining exercises from pilates, flexibility and mobility from yoga, and fluidity of movement from fitness and Barre techniques to define, align, and sculpt the body. Choreographed to inspiring music, experience a new, innovative, and challenging bodyweight group class. You'll leave with unique ideas to give your clients a total-body workout, improved posture, and a D’Fined body!

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212 - Seated, Stretched, and Strong - Chair Yoga (W/S)

In YogaFit’s mission to bring yoga to the masses, this workshop shows how we can do just that! Using the chair as a prop is a wonderful way to bring confidence to our clients who are new to yoga, or have difficulty (or are incapable) of moving down to the floor. Learn a full class flow and multi-level options that we can start using straight away for our seniors, pre-natal, obese and post-surgery clients or anyone else who will benefit from a slower paced, safety focused practice. Enabling our students to build strength and flexibility in a non-judgment format.

Sponsored by YOGAFIT® CANADA.

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213 - COREFX Max Out with the Minimum (W/S)

Chad Benson

Minimal equipment? No problem. Answer this question: do cost-effective and versatile equipment choices mean compromised results? They shouldn’t! When presented with limited equipment options – or limited space – focus on diversity, utility, variety, portability, and cost. This workshop looks at simple and effective solutions when you have limited equipment options – with no compromise to strength, power, and performance training outcomes. Experience a myriad of versatile equipment and exercise progressions and regressions you never thought of.

SPONSORED BY 360 ATHLETICS INC

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214 - Integrating Breathing and Exercise for Optimal Results (L)

Carl Weston

Breathing is the highest priority on the totem pole of life, yet the science and practical application of breathing has skipped past the weight room on its way to the mind-body studio! This session brings the research into respiration back to strength training and shows how commonly employed breathing techniques actually work to hinder the biomechanics and physiology of the body. Learn how to assess breathing patterns and identify common problems that can lead to chronic postural and orthopedic problems. You'll leave understanding how properly timed breathing can facilitate optimal movement and enhance performance.

Sponsored by C.H.E.K. INSTITUTE.

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215 - Double Your Sales In The Next 6 Months (or Less) (L)

Ric Isaac

If you're like most fitness professionals, you’ve probably developed a negative attitude towards selling. Young trainers are taught pushy “old-skool” sales techniques in an effort to grow services revenue. Fortunately, there’s a better way to sell to – and serve – prospective clients that brings out their best while building a happy relationship with you. We’ve seen fitness professionals and studio owners increase their close rate to 80%+ on premium-priced long-term packages. Learn the exact system we’ve shared with 24,943 fitness business owners in 94 countries to double your sales in the next six months (or less).

Sponsored by NET PROFIT EXPLOSION.

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11:30 am - 1:00 pm


221 - Thai Yoga Stretching for Exercise Professionals (W/S)

Daniela Goode and Drew Hume

This hands-on workshop blends assisted stretching, therapeutic postures, and acupressure techniques to help your clients improve their mobility, muscular recovery, and athletic performance. Designed specifically for personal trainers and small group fitness instructors, this session will help you address the undertrained component of flexibility, teaching you skills that you can apply with your clients immediately.

Sponsored by NAVINA.

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222 - BOSU® Dynamic Integrated Strength (W/S)


Helen Vanderburg

In this fast-paced workshop you’ll explore new ways to get your heart rate up, down, and all around, and experiment while doing the same with the BOSU? Balance Trainer. While HIIT is the star of the show, a wide variety of interval protocols still exist! Learn to intertwine work and rest with cardio, strength, core, and more to stand out from the crowd. This workshop will arm you with hundreds of ideas for timing, structure, and execution, scalable for all audiences.

SPONSORED BY 360 ATHLETICS INC

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223 - ACTivated Progression (L)

Chad Benson

Athletic Conditioning Techniques (ACT) can push back Father Time and improve athleticism. While they're accessible to most, metabolically stimulating, and psychologically rewarding, they're also intense, complex, and somewhat risky. Don't let that deter you from training your recreational clients though. It’s not the exercise that’s contraindicated, it’s the client! Inadequate attention to progression, too much volume too early, muscle imbalances, poor instruction, and lack of vigilance are the most common predictors of fatigue, overtraining, overuse injuries, lost training days, and loss of clientele. Learn the science and application of myofascial fitness, progressive overload, and periodization for various populations.

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224 - All The Marketing You'll Ever Need to Attract All The Clients You'll Ever Want (L)

Ric Isaac

One of the biggest frustrations fitness professionals and business owners face is how to consistently attract more of the right clients. After this session you’ll never have an empty calendar or class again! Gain marketing momentum by building a powerful community of raving fans, growing your business from the inside out through key marketing systems, messaging, and positioning your company and brand to ensure that you’re attracting the clients you want to work with.

Sponsored by NET PROFIT EXPLOSION.

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225 - Zumba®: Let it MOVE YOU™ (W/S)

Karine Opasinski

Experience a high-energy Zumba workout with choreography that will take you on a trip through the exotic sounds of African, French reggaeton, cutting-edge hip hop, and sexy Latin music. Grooving to the music and getting fit never felt so good! Take your body, mind, and soul on a full-blown fitness journey.

Sponsored by ZUMBA® FITNESS.

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1:45 pm - 3:15 pm


231 - POUND® - Rockout. Workout. (W/S)

Ira McNamara

A full-body cardio jam session, combining light resistance with constant simulated drumming, this 45-minute workout fuses cardio, pilates, isometric movements, plyometrics, and isometric poses. Burn between 400 and 900+ calories/hour, strengthen and sculpt infrequently used muscles, and drum your way to a leaner, slimmer physique – all while rocking out to your favorite music! Through continual upper-body motion using our lightly weighted drumsticks, Ripstix®, you'll turn into a calorie-torching drummer, POUNDing off weight as the songs fly by. Meticulously chosen rock, rap, dubstep, and old school music flows as the backbone of this great workout.

Sponsored by POUND® Rockout. Workout.™

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232 - Yoga for Athletic Power (W/S)

Christa Norgren

More and more athletes are adding yoga to their workout regimen to feel stronger, more balanced, and single¬minded in the pursuit of their own personal best. This session highlights the strength and flexibility training athletes are looking for, while also complementing aerobic training with focused breath work. Exploring the connection between yoga and sport, this workshop helps yoga teachers, personal trainers, and other fitness professionals better understand how yoga can help athletes play hard, play safe, and play longer.

SPONSORED BY YOGAFIT®CANADA

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233 - BOSU® Up, Down and All Around (W/S)

Helen Vanderburg

In this evolved bodyweight resistance training workshop, experience an integrated approach to creating a stronger body and a new perspective on building strength. Utilizing the unique principles of the BOSU® Balance Trainer, you'll learn movement complexes to evaluate and build strength with a focus on integrated balance, mobility, and stability. Practice six total-body movement complexes relying on the core as the center of power and following the fascial lines of the body to enhance movement skill and, ultimately, performance.

SPONSORED BY 360 ATHLETICS INC

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234 - Metabolic Typing 101 (L)

Kathy Smart

"Do your clients struggle with their weight despite your best training and nutrition advice? The answer may lie in their unique body type and body shape. Canada’s Holistic Nutritionist of The Year and Huffington Post writer, Kathy Smart explains why a one size fits all approach doesn’t work. Discover the 4 metabolic types and how to create an eating and exercise routine based on your client’s energy patterns and where they store their body fat. Learn how to formulate a 3-step plan for long lasting, healthy weight loss and teach them to never diet again.

Bonus: Kathy will be showing the audience how to make her famous Decadent Dark Chocolate Pudding - Healthy Food that ACTUALLY tastes good! (yes, there will be delicious food samples!)"

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235 - Leadership Outside the Box - Leaders Who Last (L)

Maureen (Mo) Hagan

In today’s diverse and dynamic world, the role of a leader has changed from positions and processes to people and purpose. Leaders are stretched not only to do more but also to be more – —more creative, more innovative, and more strategic. And through all this they must be able to lead people effectively. Be ready to discuss leadership outside of the box, renew your purpose, and revitalize your passion for leadership. Mo will share seven ways the most effective leaders makes impact – how a leader must think, behave, and do in order to succeed and thrive!

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3:45 pm - 5:00 pm


241 - STRONG by Zumba® (W/S)

Karine Opasinski

This new powered-by-Zumba® program revolutionizes Zumba workouts as you know them, combining strong, upbeat rhythms with powerful, high-intensity cardio and strength conditioning moves to ratchet your fitness potential up a notch. Optimize your workout and make every minute count as you push beyond your limits. Join the party, discover the athlete within you, feel the force, and get fit!

Sponsored by ZUMBA®.

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242 - Savasanahhhh (W/S)

Daniela Goode and Drew Hume

This session allows you to unwind, get stretched, and relax more deeply into restorative poses than ever before! Discover a unique fusion of familiar restorative yoga postures blended with powerful Thai yoga therapy techniques. Learn how compassionate touch can enhance your own classes and how hands-on assists can help participants enter more blissful states of relaxation.

Sponsored by NAVINA

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243 - Hyper-Mobility, Stability, and Performance: Nervous System-Based Activation, Movement, and Functional Integration (W/S)

Chad Benson

The sitting disease and automation are killing our nervous systems, proprioception, function, metabolism, and mobility. Today more than ever, clients walk in the door deactivated. Even those who work out regularly spend most of their time in low nervous system activation. In this seminar, you'll learn how to use vibration technology to prevent injury, optimize performance, systematically apply warm-up, and prep clients for their workout and their day.

SPONSORED BY 360 ATHLETICS INC

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244 - THINK Yourself™ THIN (L)

Nathalie Plamondon-Thomas

Do you have clients or participants in your classes who aren't getting the results they want? How amazing would it be if you could get into their brains and make them want to exercise more and actually enjoy it? Your clients are probably tired of dieting – losing weight and gaining it back with interest. They seem to eat well and exercise but they just can't lose that last 10 pounds. Learn the D.N.A. system’s simple techniques from the #1 bestselling "Think Yourself™ Thin" to reprogram your clients' brains and position yourself as the one who delivers results!

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245 - Walking Tall: What Your Client's Gait Can Tell You Before They Even Speak (W/S)

Carl Weston

Using just your eyes and brain, simple observation of your client walking can yield deep insight into areas of potential weakness in the body and injuries just waiting to happen. Discover how to identify core dysfunction, muscle imbalances, and postural issues with a 3-5 minute gait analysis and then pinpoint additional assessments that will provide the most information in the shortest time. This highly simple yet effective approach to gait analysis doesn't rely on expensive cameras and equipment, and doesn't require an in-depth understanding of ground reaction forces, biomechanics, and orthotics.

Sponsored by C.H.E.K. INSTITUTE.

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5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


251 - The Ultimate Anti-Aging Workout (W/S)

Maureen (Mo) Hagan

Women and men lose aerobic capacity, lean muscle, and functional strength with each decade of life after age 40 and as much as 50 percent of their lean muscle by age 60. Mo and Lisa will present a proven all-in-one workout, combining seven unique training methods with the best of weight-bearing aerobic and functional movement patterns, to address aging at the source!

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252 - 10 Best Exercises to WOW a New Client (W/S)

Chad Benson

Over his years of training, prescribing exercise, and studying innovation, Chad has employed a variety of exercises to wow clients when first working with them. No matter what their goal, these exercises can expose the kinks in a client’s functional armour, flexibility, or performance. Beyond just learning cool new exercises, in this session we’ll also find method in the madness. Each exercise is grounded in 3- dimensional movement science or myofascial anatomy and can help your clients take their functionality, fitness, and athleticism to the next level.

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253 - YogaFit Hip Openers (W/S)

Christa Norgren

The nature of most fitness regimens keeps hip movement along one plane, leading to lack of mobility through both the hip joint and low back. In addition, research shows that the hips are where we store our trauma. In yoga, the hips are aligned to our sacral chakra – our emotional centre and creative energy. When this is blocked, we suffer. We'll discuss the anatomy of the hip joint and its effect on surrounding areas of the body, exploring low back pain and abdominal weakness. You'll get personal attention to proper alignment and learn poses for both you and your clients.

Sponsored by YOGAFIT® CANADA.

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