Presenters

Aita Max

Aita, Max

Max Aita is one of the best and most sought after Powerlifting and Weightlifting coaches in the United States. He has been involved in Powerlifting/Weightlifting as a coach and athlete for over two decades and has coached multiple National Champions and record holding athletes.
Arcand, Madeleine

Arcand, Madeleine

Madeleine Arcand is the co-founder of the eco-friendly clothing company Rose Buddha, as well as the application Meditations Rose Buddha. Practicing meditation for more than 10 years with great masters such as Jon Kabat-Zinn, Pema Chodron and Nicole Bordeleau, Madeleine offers many workshops and trainings, in addition to being behind the online course À 10 minutes du bonheur. She is also the co-author of the best seller À go on ralentit (Éditions de l'Homme), and Oscar apprend à méditer (Éditions Petit Homme).

Bankston, Lissa

Bankston, Lissa

Lissa is the Director of Human Performance at Therabody where she helps create and deliver education for Therabody University. She also works withTherabody Athletes and teams programming optimization of the Therabody ecosystem of products to support performance and recovery in their sport or profession. Prior to joining the team at Therabody, Lissa was part of the global education teams for both TRX and LesMIlls where she traveled globally to deliver education and certification courses. With over 20 years of experience, a background in personal training, and a passion for education Lissa has also had the opportunity to speak at events sharing her expertise in programming design, coaching, movement correction, mental health, and recovery techniques.
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.
Bender, Leslee photo

Bender, Leslee

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
Chad Benson

Benson, Chad

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.
Biscontini, Lawrence

Biscontini, Lawrence

Lawrence Biscontini, M.A., has made fitness history as a Mindful Movement Specialist winning awards from ACE, IDEA & Inner IDEA, canfitpro, 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 Music®, and People of iSPA. Lawrence (RYT 500) teaches with multiple certification experience. Find Lawrence at www.findlawrence.com
Boettger, Jodie

Boettger, Jodie

Jodie Boettger has been in the fitness industry for over twenty years as a group fitness instructor, personal trainer, fitness manager, assistant group fitness director, talent acquisition specialist, and canfitpro PRO TRAINER (PTS & CPR). In this time, her underlying passion to help people move better at fundamental levels has manifested itself. As such her education has taken her down the path of post-rehab training, functional training, and mobility.
Borch, Natalie

Borch, Natalie

Natalie is an entrepreneur, a dancer and a body confidence activist. She is the owner of The Pink Studio, a body-positive fitness and dance studio in Toronto. Natalie is also a speaker who shares her tips and knowledge with corporate teams across Ontario, and on the air as a body confidence expert with The Morning Show and The Social. Growing up in the competitive dance fitness world, Natalie's goal was to create an inclusive space within the fitness community that welcomed all bodies and abilities.
Bowman, Dawn

Bowman, Dawn

Dawn has been working as a Full Time paramedic for nearly 20 years and quickly realized an outlet was needed. Dawn is also a group fitness instructor and one of the event photographers for canfitpro! She has been doing brand & lifestyle photography for close to 5 years and has more recently branched out to teaching others on how to market their brand properly on Instagram. She continues to help others recognize the importance of social media and why you must use it to promote your business.

Boyce, Lee

Boyce, Lee

Lee Boyce is a 14th year personal trainer, adjunct college professor, and the most prolific fitness writer in the world working today, having been featured over 1200 times across dozens of the world's largest fitness and lifestyle publications both in print, and online. His highly anticipated book on strength training and body type specificity (to be published by Human Kinetics) will be available for sale in 2022.
Bryson, Gareth

Bryson, Gareth

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
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