Presenters

Emma Barry

Barry, Emma

Emma Barry is a global fitness authority who advises the innovative edge of fitness. A founding member of group fitness programming giant Les Mills International and former Director of Programming for Equinox, Emma is also a co-founder of executive search brand Good Soul Hunting specializing in purpose-driven fit-tech, well-tech and health-tech scale-ups. Emma's cocktail of impatience with the status quo, infectious energy, and innovative flair unlocks and activates the greatness in others.
Lisa Dare

Dare, Lisa

Lisa is an accredited professional executive coach, facilitator, consultant, and entrepreneur with expertise in leadership, organizational effectiveness, and impact development. She is the CEO and principal of Lisa Dare and Associates a coaching and consulting firm that has worked with clients from diverse industries and at various levels of organizations. She has been an AFLCA certified fitness leader for more than 10 years teaching group fitness at the City of Calgary and other private facilities. In addition, she is currently a board member of RxTGA.

Dougherty, Lisa

Dougherty, Lisa

Lisa Dougherty has been working in the medical fitness space for over 22 years. She is the founder of the MedFit Network, MedFit Education Foundation. She has been featured in the Huffington Post and acknowledged by the White House (Obama administration) as a Champion of Change finalist in 2016.

Fable, Shannon

Fable, Shannon

Shannon Fable is a much sought-after speaker, author, and thought leader in the area of fitness business development and strategic innovation. She has spent more than two decades helping impressive brands such as Anytime Fitness, American Council on Exercise® (ACE), FIT4MOM®, and BOSU® with business and program development. As a certified Book Yourself Solid® business coach, she helps fitness professionals navigate the industry to build scalable and sustainable careers.
Fudge, Chris

Fudge, Chris

Chris Fudge is a results-based personal trainer and strength and conditioning coach who believes that success leaves clues. With over fifteen years and 20,000 one on one training hours in the industry his pattern recognition skills has led his clients to extraordinary results. He has been recognized as a contributor to the industry speaking at conferences, teaching courses and winning multiple awards for personal training. Chris is an active member of the Powerlifting community as a national referee, meet director, coach and team Canada lifter. His newest passion is sharing his experiences and education on his Project Fitness Podcast which allows him to reach people all over the world.
Mo Hagan

Hagan, Mo

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.
Hamilton, Jennifer

Hamilton, Jennifer

Jen Hamilton has been a dynamic and compelling leader in the fitness industry for over 18 years. The founder of Cardio-Core Bootcamp, Oxygen Yoga & Fitness is not her first franchise. Jen started Oxygen in 2011, and now boasts 80+ locations sold across Canada. Jen is passionate about helping people make lifestyle changes to achieve better health, wellness and personal growth.
Heggtveit, Katie

Heggtveit, Katie

Katie Heggtveit is the founder of "Bootcamps for Change", an award-winning, not-for-profit social venture demonstrating how fitness can break the cycle of poverty for at-risk youth through better health and a foundation for financial self-sufficiency. She's shared her passions as a TEDx speaker and facilitator of workshops for thousands of high-school and post-secondary students. Currently a Master of Management Innovation and Entrepreneurship student, she's always keen for an adventure: travelling to 36 countries at the age of 24.
Hodson,-Sara

Hodson, Sara

SARA HODSON, BHK, ACSM CCEP With a 20-year career in chronic disease and exercise, Sara is a leader in the movement of clinically-based medical fitness programs and the founder of LIVE WELL. With a professional background in cardiac rehab programming and diabetes, Sara launched LIVE WELL in 2011 with a deep passion and recognition of a gap in our healthcare system for medical fitness programs which allow people to be highly successful in a safe, supportive, supervised exercise environment. Sara represents LIVE WELL's hard-core values as she continues to live them every day. Sara has a vision that every individual living with a chronic disease can benefit from exercise and live a healthy and full life, no matter what!
Kepple, Carrie

Kepple-Styles, Carrie

Carrie Kepple-Styles is an executive leader in the fitness industry for nearly 2 decades with global experience operating and now also owning health clubs and studios. She is presently the Chair of the IHRSA Board of Directors and resides in Illinois with her wife Amy and 4-year-old son where they opened their first pilot site for a new club model – Styles Studios Fitness.
Klein, Paul

Klein, Paul

Paul is the founder of Impakt and a globally recognized authority on the social purpose of business. Paul has collaborated with corporations including 3M, McCain Foods, Petro-Canada, Starbucks and GoodLife Fitness to help solve social problems and benefit from doing so. He has also written extensively about business and social change for publications including Advertising Age, Forbes, Financial Post, The Globe and Mail, The Guardian and the Stanford Social Innovation Review. Paul is currently writing a book called Change for Good that will be published in 2022 by ECW Press.
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