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Aderonke Daramola

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Aderonke (Addy) Daramola, the Founder of Onicare Health, is a standout authority in the sports community. As a former NCAA basketball athlete, she has devoted nearly two decades to enriching athletes' lives globally. Through the strategic use of genetic testing and advanced technology, Addy's commitment to excellence establishes her in the international sports industry.

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Aileen Wong

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Aileen is a lululemon Ambassador from Panama City, she is a passionate Group Class Instructor and NASM Certified Personal Trainer. She is the Fitness Director and Master Trainer of Fluid X where she teaches FX Functional Training Classes in Hong Kong. She is also Co-founder of MINDFIT and founder of IncluFit.

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Alessandro Pisanu

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Alessandro is a certified Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Trainer, and Functional Fitness Trainer based in Turin, Italy. With a Bachelor's degree in Sports Science and a Master's degree in Physical Education and Adapted Physical Activity (APA), Alessandro brings a wealth of knowledge to their practice. As an international Presenter, Alessandro has extensive experience in Fitness Conventions and events, showcasing his expertise on a global stage.

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Dr. Alexis Batrakoulis

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Dr. Batrakoulis, FACSM, has been involved in the fitness industry since 1995 and currently works as a personal trainer, fitness educator and adjunct professor, and is based in Greece. He is the founder of the International Obesity Exercise Training Institute, teaching courses in 45 countries across five continents and holds numerous certifications through ACE, ACSM, NASM, and NSCA. He is a multi-award-winning fitness expert (2018 IDEA, 2019 IDEA China, 2020 NSCA, 2021 PFP, and 2022 ACSM).

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Alexis Perkins

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Alexis entered the health and wellness industry in 2009. Since then, she has taught master classes all over the world, lead and co-produced the television program Fuzion Fitness, hosted the largest dance fitness event in Coastal Virginia, became owner of Body by Alexis Studio, hosted the television program and podcast Living Healthy, and is currently the Founder and Creative Director of Chair One Fitness. Chair One Fitness prevents physical conditions from keeping people active.

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Aliana Comeau

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Aliana Comeau (she/her) is a Certified Yoga, Meditation, Sound & Trauma-Informed Facilitator with a strong focus on accessible Mindfulness. Her passion lies in helping everyday people find their way to a happier, healthier and more conscious lifestyle using movement, meditation and self-discovery practices. Her intention is to create innovative & unique experiences for her clients and students, and is always finding myself studying new and ancient practices, philosophies and theories to weave into her teachings and the lives of her students.

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Alanna McGinn

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Since 2007, sleep expert Alanna McGinn has worked diligently to establish Good Night Sleep Site as a number one sleep resource for families. She helps families (baby to adults) and team members at corporations to overcome their sleep challenges and be well-rested in the morning. You can find out more about Alanna at goodnightsleepsite.com. You can also follow Alanna for all of her sleep tips on Instagram.

Alyssa Walton

Alyssa Walton

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Alyssa Walton is a Canadian Les Mills National LES MILLS DANCE Trainer and BODYATTACK and BODYSTEP Presenter. She also teaches BODYBALANCE. In 2015 she represented Canada as “THE ONE” in Stockholm, Sweden and shadowed presented on the filming of BODYATTACK United release.

Andrew Coates

Andrew Coates

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Andrew Coates is an Edmonton based personal trainer. Andrew is a writer for T-Nation, Men’s Health, Muscle and Fitness, Generation Iron, The Personal Trainer Development Center, and TrueCoach. Andrew has presented at events all over North America and is the cofounder of The Evolve Canadian Strength Symposium conference. Andrew hosts The Lift Free and Diet Hard Podcast and loves all things Witcher, Tool(the band), and his cat Ozzy.

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Andy DeSantis

Andy DeSantis

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Andy is a private practice dietitian and 11x published author. He graduated with a Master's in Public Health Nutrition, worked at Diabetes Canada and now has a career in private practice. He has authored multiple books, produced hundreds of international online content for platforms across the world while also appearing on CTV's The Social and the acclaimed medical podcast, The Dose with Brian Goldman. Andy uses writing and his social media presence on instagram to compliment the 1-on-1 work he does with clients.

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April Griffith

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April Griffith is an international speaker, award-winning author, mindset strategist, wellness expert and investor who worked in both Higher Education and Corporate America at one of the largest financial institutions before transitioning to wellness. She is the creator of several programs and challenges like the Kingdom Woman 10 Pound Takedown, 30 Day Biggest Winner Weight Loss Contest, and Detoxing You. Her mission is to create healthy individuals, organizations and communities.

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Asante Haughton

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Asante Haughton is an entrepreneur, activist, organizer, speaker, writer, poet, and mental health worker. He believes storytelling connects people, conveys empathy, and fosters collective efforts to improve lives. Asante has given two TEDx talks and was named one of Canada's top 150 influencers in mental health. He co-founded the Reach Out Response Network, advocating for the Toronto Community Crisis Service. Despite his public profile, Asante values most the impact he has on individuals' perspectives and lives.

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Aseel El-Baba

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Aseel is a former award-winning Financial Planner, the first Financial Therapist in Toronto, Trauma Informed Practitioner, and Psychotherapist in training. She is on a mission to fill the gaps in our financial services industry by helping her clients with their emotions, thoughts, and beliefs around money. Her practice offers an opportunity for economic healing and financial empowerment.

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Assata McKenzie

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Assata's profound passion for fitness and wellness is evident in her professional pursuits. As a certified Fitness Professional and Wellness Consultant, she boasts over two decades of experience in the corporate and commercial fitness sector. Assata has dedicated her career to guiding individuals towards achieving their fitness and wellness objectives. She considers it a privilege to serve in this capacity.

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Ashley Reid

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Ashley Reid is an Exercise Physiologist and Pre/Postnatal Wellness Practitioner. Her approach to pre/postnatal strength and core training has helped hundreds of moms stay active through pregnancy, safely return to exercise after having a baby, and meet all of the physical demands of motherhood. Ashley enjoys educating fitness professionals through speaking, continuing education courses, and articles.

Ayanna Lee-Rivears

Ayanna Lee-Rivears

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Ayanna Lee-Rivears, Socacize Fitness founder, started dancing at the age of 12 with Ballet Jordan in Toronto. Ayanna started "Socacize Fitness" to promote a fun way to exercise with a combination of dance moves, weight and strength training. She works closely with corporate companies such as KPMG, BMO & Service Canada, and school boards. Ayanna has graduated from an accelerated international business program called Vital Voices and is also a 2020 BMO Celebrating Women Grant Recipient.

Ben McDonald

Ben McDonald

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Ben has been involved in the health and fitness industry for over 25yrs, his experience is varied covering everything from working with elite level athletes through to award winning international presenting and delivering educational content to health and fitness professionals across the globe. With a fundamentals first and high energy approach Ben's passion is to make health and fitness attainable, relatable and inclusive for everyone!!

Ben Main

Ben Main

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Ben Main – from Auckland, New Zealand, is a LES MILLS GRIT and BODYPUMP Trainer and a LES MILLS CORE Presenter. He works at Les Mills International as a Creative Consultant. Ben is also a Les Mills Ambassador.

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Ben Pakulski

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Ben Pakulski, ""The Godfather of Intelligent Muscle Building"", is widely considered the world’s best muscle expert and top authority on physique optimization and lifestyle integration for high-achieving men over 35. He currently helps executives, pro-athletes and entrepreneurs look, feel and perform at their best. Ben is the CEO of the Muscle Intelligence Brand, host of the Muscle Intelligence Podcast, and creator of MI40, the best selling brand that revolutionized the fitness industry, changing
the way training is understood and executed. His programs have helped millions of students, coaches and trainers transform their bodies and build thriving coaching businesses. As an IFBB Professional Bodybuilder, Ben competed in 23 shows from 2008-2016, finishing top 10 in the prestigious Arnold Schwarzenegger Classics for 6 consecutive years, placing 2nd in 2013. Ben reached the pinnacle of the bodybuilding world in 2012 and 2016,competing in the Mr. Olympia Contest and was considered one of the top 10 bodybuilders in the world for many years. When not teaching or training, Ben spends his time at home or traveling with his two angels, Benjamin Zane and Presley Skye.

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Benjamin Siong

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Benjamin Siong is the Founder of Australian Strength Performance. A body composition expert, strength coach and international presenter, he has produced top-ranked athletes in over 16 different sports. In 2013, Ben created LEARN-ASP.COM: An interactive online platform delivering speciality courses and seminars delving into the science and methods of, Fat loss, Nutrition, Hypertrophy and Coaching.

Beth Yarzab

Beth Yarzab

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Beth Yarzab is a multi-certified fitness pro and educator. She creates fitness education programs and event experiences with industry leaders across North America. Most recently, she has worked with Muscle Intelligence, Impact Events, Raise the Bar, Andrew Coates, and Funk Roberts. Beth also is a personal trainer/fitness instructor to both in-person and virtual clients. Beth is proud to teach canfitpro certifications as part of the canfitpro PRO TRAINER team.

Bianca Cordeiro

Bianca Cordeiro

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Bianca is a master’s trained registered dietitian and sports nutritionist and practices dietetics virtually. She earned her Bachelors of Applied Human Nutrition and Master of Applied Nutrition at the University of Guelph. Bianca also has a certification in food science. She counsels athletes and active individuals on sports nutrition concepts, presents group education sessions for sports teams and writes nutrition blogs. Bianca understands that nutrition impacts the body and mind in profound ways, negatively or positively impacting sports performance. To support athletic performance, she believes that every individual should have a personalized approach that optimizes health, performance, and recovery.

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Brandi Clark

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Brandi Clark is a marketing and sales mentor for those in the fitness industry. With over 25 years in the industry she has been a group instructor, trainer, master trainer, gym owner, CEC provider, and Keynote Speaker. Her specialty is showing fit-pro's how to create content that really connects with their audience so they can find and enroll more clients using social media, build their business and help more people achieve lasting lifelong changes.

Brendan Fox

Brendan Fox

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Brendan Fox - Head of Education, Co-Founder Exercise Therapy Association. Brendan has accumulated over 30,000 hours working with clients in a medical clinic and holds over 30 fitness certifications. He has worked with Olympic Gold Medalists, Pro Athletes, and everyday clients to help them optimize their performance and presented at numerous fitness conferences, corporate events, and been featured on many TV shows.

Brittany Todd

Brittany Todd

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Brittany Todd is the Owner and Founder of Fluorescent Fitness, where she works to provide customized fitness and wellness trainings and solutions for organizations and fitness professionals. Brittany is an accomplished presenter, a published author of a fitness book, research studies, accredited fitness educational programs, and fitness editorial content.

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Brittany Warner

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Brittany is beyond excited to share her passion and constant desire for lifelong learning. As a Group Fitness Instructor specializing in Kettlebell and a Personal Trainer, she has dedicated herself to helping clients embark on their wellness journeys, emphasizing the importance of a beginner’s mindset. Brittany plans to directly translate this approach to assisting new trainers as they start their careers. For her, it is more than just a new career path; it is a dedication to helping others prioritize their wellness journeys. Brittany is committed to making this journey enjoyable and fulfilling for everyone involved.

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Bryce Hastings

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Bryce became a certified Physical Therapist in 1986 and has a Masters in Philosophy from AUT University, Auckland. He serves as a Research Associate and Lecturer at Auckland University of Technology. 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.

Camille Jones

Camille Jones

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Camille is the founder of We Got This Mind and Body and the Because I have a V.O.I.C.E program. She is a certified PT, holistic weight management nutritionist, and transformation specialist. Camille encourages busy women in business to learn to prioritize their self care through key areas of wellness, without excessive workouts and nourishing body diversity, mind, body, soul and business. She offers customized online programs that build confidence, energy, consistency, and lifelong habits.

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Carmen Puyo

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With over 25 years of experience, Carmen Puyo is a force to be reckoned with in the fitness industry. From her beginnings as a group fitness instructor to her current roles at Humber College and Equinox Fitness, Carmen's passion for fitness and education shines through. She's not just about workouts; Carmen creates personalized experiences that empower her clients to reach their full potential. Her infectious energy and positive attitude make every session a journey of self-discovery and growth. In addition to her extensive experience, Carmen is currently pursuing her Master's in Adult Education, further enhancing her ability to connect with individuals on a deeper level and tailor her approach to meet their unique needs.

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Cassandra Chin

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Cassandra is the co-founder of Bars & Belles, an educational organization that works to empower people to uplift women through strength training. We focus on practical on-the-floor experience for strength training through barbell movements, as well as coach trainers on how to speak to their female clientele. Our goal is to help as many trainers as possible coach women through the various stages of life, from menstrual cycles, pre and post natal and menopause

Cathy Spencer Browning

Cathy Spencer Browning

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As the VP of Training & Programming at MOSSA, Cathy leads the development of fitness programs for health clubs, YMCAs, and MOSSA On Demand, a consumer digital streaming service. Cathy holds a degree in human movement from Wollongong University, Australia, and has an established international career of presenting and educating since 1990. She was the recipient of Australia’s Fitness Professional of the Year and served on the ACE Faculty Advisory Board, and currently is an ACE, AFAA, and canfitpro education provider.

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Chad Benson

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Chad Benson, a graduate of UVic and MUN, serves as the CEO and Lead Instructor at MovBetter Personal Training Inc. and PTAcademy.ca. With 25 years of experience in fitness and sports performance, Chad brings a wealth of knowledge to each speaking opportunity. Previously, he worked as a sports conditioning specialist for various high-performance organizations, including the Vancouver Canucks and the National Women's Basketball team. Chad is an author, a PRO TRAINER, a keynote speaker, and an established presenter.

Chris Roche

Chris Roche

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Christopher promotes the belief “if you focus on the fun, the fitness will follow”. He has over 18 years in program management / development and has been an International Core Health and Fitness Master Trainer, as well as represented other brands/education for over 15 years. Christopher is known for his engaging and entertaining presenting style and receives rave reviews after all his appearances. “I am overwhelmingly excited to be presenting at canfitpro 2023”.

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Chris Stevenson

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Chris Stevenson - former Power Ranger stuntman - is the founder of The Empower Group, a full-service consulting firm with services ranging from workshops, facility management and more. Stevenson has over 20 years of experience in the health and fitness industry. In addition, he is an international speaker who regularly presents at IHRSA, IDEA and many other events. Chris has the unique ability to instantaneously connect with people and to present viable, applicable lectures that resonate with every audience.

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Chris Fudge

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Chris Fudge is a results-based Personal Trainer, Strength and Conditioning coach, educator and mentor. His philosophy that the road to success leaves clues has been informed by over fifteen years of professional fitness training experience, including more than 20,000 hours of live one-on-one coaching. As an industry leader, Chris’s priority is the well-being of his clients. His metrics-based and scientific approach to training focuses on the individual needs and goals of his clients and their progression towards enjoying active and healthy lives. Chris has received continued recognition for his work in the fitness industry, including multiple nation-wide awards as Goodlife Fitness Personal Trainer of the Year as well as Impact Magazine’s Top Personal Trainer of 2020. He has also been voted Ottawa’s favourite Personal Trainer by Faces Magazine. Chris is an active member of the Canadian Powerlifting Union community as a national level referee, meet director, coach and Team Canada athlete. He is also the creator and host of the Project Fitness Podcast, interviewing and discussing current issues with experts in the field of health and fitness.

Christen Harvey

Christen Harvey

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Christen has been working in the fitness industry for over 15 years with 10+ years experience in teaching people the life saving skills of CPR. There is nothing she loves more than helping people reach their potential, creating confidence and building skills and knowledge. As a Coach, she inspires, educates, and motivates. As a CPR PRO TRAINER, she introduces and helps reinforce the skills needed to take charge in an emergency situation.

Christian Thibaudeau

Christian Thibaudeau

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Christian Thibaudeau is a world-class speaker for 25 years now. He describes himself as a generalist in the fitness and performance industry. He has trained hundreds of athletes of different sports as well as general population who wants to achieve a specific goal. Christian has published 5 books over the years and travel all around the world to give seminars and help other coaches get better with precious and innovative knowledge. He is always trying to find new training methods/systems.

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Christine Conti

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Christine is an international fitness educator, chronic disease wellness specialist and advocate, and recipient of the IDEA World 2023 Fitness Professional of the Year. She is the CEO of CONTI: a woman-owned enterprise offering keynote speaking, chronic disease wellness, mindset coaching and education for fitness professionals, schools, and private companies. Christine is a best-selling author, podcast host, co-founder of REINVENTING THE WOMAN INTERNATIONAL and a 4x IRONMAN.

Cinzia Bemmann

Cinzia Bemmann

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Cinzia Bemmann is the Canadian National Trainer for BODYPUMP, RPM and SPRINT. She also teaches and presents LES MILLS CORE, LES MILLS GRIT AND LES MILLS TONE. In 2022 she was featured in LES MILLS CORE 49 master class, filmed at the LES MILLS LIVE event in London, UK

Claudia Micco

Claudia Micco

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Claudia Micco specializes in mind-body therapy, cognitive hypnosis, and exercise for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. A global fitness expert with over 35 years of experience, her methods are shared all over the world at conventions, retreats, and workshops. She’s ERYT 500 with Yoga Alliance and a continuing education provider for Yoga Alliance and American Council on Exercise (ACE).

Colleen Brophy

Colleen Brophy

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Colleen Brophy, a former professional dancer, transitioned into a certified yoga instructor with Oxygen Yoga & Fitness during the pandemic. She fell in love with the brand and transitioned to studio owner when she purchased Oxygen Yoga & Fitness Liberty Village.

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Corey Formica

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Corey Formica is a certified Freedom from Self Sabotage coach, specializing in health and wellness. With nearly 20 years experience as a dance instructor in dance and fitness studios across the GTA, she brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to the field of personal transformation. With a deep understanding of human behaviour and a compassionate coaching approach, Corey empowers people to break free from self sabotage, foster healthy relationships with their bodies and achieve their health and wellness aspirations.

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Dr. Corey Hofkirchner

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Dr. Corey Hofkirchner is currently a practicing chiropractor with a strong focus on exercise prescription for both rehab and pain management. He has past experience practicing and conducting research at Mt. Sinai Hospital's Spine Clinic and is a former Waterloo University strength and conditioning coach.

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Dan Cohen

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Dan Cohen - from Auckland, New Zealand, is the WINNING TOGETHER Coaching Director and co-Creative Lead for BODYCOMBAT and LES MILLS CORE at Les Mills International. He is a father to 3 children and has a Masters Level NLP TLT (Neuro Linguistic Programming and Time Line Therapy) and IBC coach.

Dane Robinson

Dane Robinson

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Dane Robinson, a native of Baltimore, MD, is a Certified Personal Trainer and Performance Enhancement Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and has held almost every job in the fitness industry from front desk, to training, to regional management. After spending 10+ years of leading major health clubs to boutique studio start-ups, Dane impacts HUNDREDS of people in private and group training classes in Atlanta, GA and THOUSANDS of people across the country as a fitness coach for Daily Burn’s (US Today's Top 10 at-home workout platforms) episodic show “Daily Burn 365” in New York City. Dane also serves as an on-demand trainer with Total Gym as a part of their “Total Gym TV” series and can be routinely found as a Total Gym Master Coach on the QVC network.

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Daniel Jones

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Dan is a Human Kinetics graduate and Strength & Mobility Coach with 15+ years of experience in sport/fitness coaching. Having worked with hundreds of clients from clinical to elite tactical athletes, he is passionate about helping people put intention back into their movements. Using his unique education-based coaching style, he blends strength/mobility with movement consciousness and physical literacy as a key to longevity and injury prevention regardless of clients experience or goals.

Daniela Goode Thomas

Daniela Goode Thomas

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Daniela Goode Thomas is a Kinesiologist, Wellness Educator, and Fitness Industry leader whose passion lies in using movement to foster vibrant health. She specializes in the development and delivery of wellness certification programs and is the Manager of Certification and Education Experience at canfitpro – Canada’s leading provider of fitness education.
With over 15 years of experience in the fields of Fitness and Holistic Wellness, Daniela has delivered courses, presentations, certifications, and professional trainings throughout Canada and internationally. Her goal is to help new fitness professionals develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence to support their clients and participants in maintaining an active lifestyle and amazing quality of life!

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David Hardy

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David Hardy is a Partner at Orangetheory Fitness, overseeing strategic planning and product development. He serves as President of Franvest Capital Partners, a private investment firm specializing in fitness and healthy living ventures such as Orangetheory Fitness, World Health Edmonton, and Fresh FitFoods. David actively engages in the fitness industry through leadership roles in industry roundtables, trade associations, and public speaking engagements. He has championed initiatives including music licensing and fitness tax credits and has held positions on boards including the Fitness Industry Council of Canada, Alberta Economic Development Authority, and International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA).

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Dr. David Robertson

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Dr. David Robertson is a graduate of the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. He has been teaching Canfitpro certifications for over a decade along with other courses in the fitness space. His goal is to teach the general public along with his patient base the benefits of exercise and strength training while avoiding injury. Hes very passionate about the integration of the the fitness and wellness worlds.

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David 'Patch' Patchell-Evans

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David ‘Patch’ Patchell-Evans is Founder and CEO, GoodLife Fitness, Fit4Less, Éconfitness and canfitpro. Patch is a lifelong entrepreneur with a relentless purpose to improve people’s health through fitness. He operates 600 clubs globally and his philanthropic contributions have transformed research and support for people with autism and cardiac health issues. Patch has been named Entrepreneur of the Year, Canada’s Most Admired CEO and has received multiple lifetime achievement awards.

Debbie Bellenger

Debbie Bellenger

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Debbie Bellenger is the Founder/CEO of DB Fitness and Wellness Solutions providing education to Fit Pros and wellness strategy to employers and small fitness clubs. Debbie brings 30 + years of experience as the Director of Wellness for two hospitals in SC and NC and the SVP of Healthy Living of South FL YMCA's to her clients. Currently there are two CEC approved master classes and the Wellness Academy available for Fit Pros. Let's elevate the Fitness Industry to Wellness!!!

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Dione Mason

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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. She has proven her dedication, drive and commitment to excellence in the health and fitness Industry for over 20 years. In the media, Dione has been featured in outlets such as Breakfast Television, canfitpro Magazine, CP24, Toronto Star, City TV, IMPACT Magazine and more.

Diva Richards

Diva Richards

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Diva Richards is the co-creator of WARRIOR Combat and the Format Lead. She is a motivational life coach with over 20 years of experience within the fitness industry and entrepreneurship sector. She is the Founder and President of You vs You Athletics, LLC., located in Marlton, NJ. Diva is a professional, international public speaker, who owns the Do Work podcast, and The Do Work Method Motivational and Life Coaching Program. She brings real-life success and experienced guidance to her clients and followers. Diva lives in Philadelphia, PA where she studied music and dance.

Dwayne Smith

Dwayne Smith

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Dwayne is an executive champion for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion who has exceled in the fitness industry for almost 20 years. With a strong passion for people and fitness, Dwayne brings education and lived experience to inspire others to embrace an organization where everyone feels a sense of belonging through Inclusive Leadership.

Ellen DeWerd

Ellen De Werd

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Ellen de Werd is a fitness industry leader with extensive experience developing innovative programs. She is the creator of WARRIOR Rhythm, WARRIOR Strength, WARRIOR Revolution, and (co-creator of) WARRIOR Combat. WARRIOR’s license-free programs are taught in 13 countries. Ellen’s passion is to provide smart, fun, and original content to group fitness professionals around the world! Ellen is the host of Confessions of a Group X Instructor podcast, Fitness Director at the Downtown Athletic Club, and a Legacy Lululemon Ambassador in Eugene, Oregon.

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Ellie Steele

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Ellie Steele is an Advanced Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT Tapping) Practitioner, a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and a canfitpro Personal Trainer Specialist that combines her unique skill set to teach her clients how to overcome the mental and emotional blocks to adopting healthy lifestyle habits. She's been in practice since 2001 and specializes in emotional eating and overcoming the natural human drivers that lead to self-sabotage.

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Dr. Emily Splichal

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Ellie Steele is an Advanced Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT Tapping) Practitioner, a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and a canfitpro Personal Trainer Specialist that combines her unique skill set to teach her clients how to overcome the mental and emotional blocks to adopting healthy lifestyle habits. She's been in practice since 2001 and specializes in emotional eating and overcoming the natural human drivers that lead to self-sabotage.

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Francesca McKenzie

Francesca McKenzie

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Francesca McKenzie is a Registered Kinesiologist & Personal Trainer of 15 years, having serviced well over 30,000 coaching hours in person and online. She has completed several courses and certifications, from Postural Restoration to Workplace Health Sciences. Her own fitness journey includes competing in many bodybuilding competitions & sport, and avid running. In addition, she has started her own business titled FitFx Training, where the objective is to promote & demonstrate effective and efficient exercise prescriptions to improve the fitness and quality of movement for everyone.

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Fred Kung

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Fred Kung is a Les Mills Canada trainer and presenter for BODYPUMP, BODYATTACK, LES MILLS CORE and BODYSTEP. From Ottawa, he has been working in the Fitness Industry for over 25 years. An international presenter, he has appeared in several Les Mills videos and several independent fitness videos.

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Funk Roberts

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Funk Roberts is an entrepreneur, 3X best-selling author, 2022 canfitpro New Presenter of the Year and fitness expert specifically for men over 40. He is the owner of Funk Roberts Fitness and the Over 40 Alpha Brotherhood. Funk has helped millions of fitness enthusiasts, combat fighters, trainers and coaches reach their goals and his online membership for men in their 40s, 50s and 60s has over 15,000 members who are transforming their bodies, health, lives and testosterone levels using Funk’s training system specifically for men. Funk has also created the Training Specialist for Men Over 40 Certification course for trainers, coaches, and fitness professionals to learn how to train and coach men over 40 while building their own fitness business.

Gabriel Hardy

Gabriel Hardy

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Gabriel Hardy is committed to the long-term development of young athletes. A graduate in kinesiology from the preventive medicine department at Laval University, he began his career more than 15 years ago as a physical preparation trainer.  During his years as a coach, he guided a wide variety of athletes; from national hopefuls in figure skating to strong men, focusing more on long-term development of young hockey players.
He is the CEO of his company, a multi-faceted training complex.  Recently named Fitness Industry Canada executive director, Gabriel will help fitness businesses not simply rebound from the pandemic, but achieve lasting success, through new partnerships, and strong lobbying efforts at the provincial and federal level.

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Gail Bannister-Munn

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Gail currently works as Flexibility, Strength and soft tissue specialist with the NY Jets NFL Football Team,. Using her “Bannister Method” flexibility techniques that focuses on skill sets that can help players improve in all areas of defense, and offense. She currently holds certifications in several different disciplines, and is a NASM/AFFA CEU provider. She is the co-owner of The Balance Studio, located in Plainview, NY

Gavin Featherstone

Gavin Featherstone 

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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 BODYPUMP®, RPM®, LM THE TRIP®, STRENGTH DEVEOPMENT® and Presenter for BODYCOMBAT® and LM CORE® and is a Master Trainer for TRX.

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Gavin Attorre

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Gavin is the Head Coach at Muscle Intelligence. With over 20 years in the industry, Gavin coaches clients and also delivers education to personal trainers. Based in the UK, he has worked with professional sports teams and elite athletes. Gavin was also a part of the lecturing team at the Poliquin Group and is one of only a few coaches globally to hold the highly recognized PICP Level 5 award.

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George Foreman III

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George Foreman III is founder & CEO of Craft Boxing, a community dedicated to making authentic boxing training accessible to everyone who wants to better themselves through boxing. A professional heavyweight boxer who grew up immersed in this world, George carries a deep belief in the transformative power of the sport. George Foreman III appreciates and intimately understands the art of boxing, its rich history and culture, and the impact that boxing has on one’s mental, physical, and emotional health. As a passionate mental health advocate, George created Craft Boxing to help people actualize their ideal future selves by providing the community, tools, support, and accountability that enables a safe place to become your best self.

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Dr. George Makrides

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Dr. George Makrides, ND, an entrepreneur and speaker based out of Toronto, is focused on the applied art and science of health, longevity, and functional/integrative medicine. Furthermore, he has a passionate interest in both holistic mental health and preventative medicine. He is on a mission to transform how people view health & wellness.

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Dr. Gillian Hatfield

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Dr. Hatfield is an Associate Professor in the School of Kinesiology at University of the Fraser Valley. She has taught Les Mills group fitness programs since 2013 and has been a member of the Les Mills research team since 2019, testing the benefits of Les Mills programs in clinical populations.

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Gillian Meyers

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Gillian grew up in Montreal as a singer and actor, performing in professional musical theatre at eight. An avid runner, she embraced yoga for its mind-body challenge, fluid beauty, and peaceful energy. After completing her 200-hour YTT, she began teaching, combining her passion for yoga and fitness with guiding others on their transformative journeys.

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Glen Ostergaard

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Glen Ostergaard - from Auckland, New Zealand, is the Creative Lead for BODYPUMP, RPM and LES MILLS SPRINT at Les Mills International. He is a father to 3 children, an avid runner, cyclist, and lifter.

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Greg Lawlor

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Greg Lawlor, Vice-President Business Development (Matrix Fitness Canada), has over three decades of experience in the commercial fitness industry, helping clients create fitness spaces from boutique micro-gyms to 33,000 square foot High Value Low Price facilities. His in-depth knowledge of the business of equipment, trends and what the gym user wants is unparalleled in industry.

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Hailey Hechtman

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Named one of the Peak’s Emerging Leaders for 2024, Hailey is a social impact leader with over 8 years of experience in social services. She founded the Yukon Distress & Support Line and now serves as Executive Director of Unsinkable, a national mental health charity. Passionate about mental health, youth wellness, and community development, Hailey holds an honors degree in Psychology from Queen's University and a postgraduate certificate in Nonprofit Management from Simon Fraser University. She also writes for KBI Inspire Magazine and coaches for the Fora Network for Change.

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Hamza Khan

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Hamza Khan Khan is a multi-award-winning entrepreneur, bestselling author, and world-renowned keynote speaker. He has spoken on various global stages, including the World Youth Forum, and his clients have included some of the world’s most dynamic companies and organizations to inspire modern leadership, unleash purposeful productivity, transcend burnout culture, and embrace constant change. Through his writing, speaking, teaching, and executive coaching, Khan empowers people to evolve and thrive in the future of work.

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Heather Harvey

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Heather Harvey is a certified Chek Institute Master Trainers with comprehensive training in Holistic Lifestyle and Corrective Exercise programs. She is on a mission to empower individuals on their holistic health and wellness journey. She has several decades of experience in the wellness industry, she has dedicated her life to helping people achieve their health and fitness goals.

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Heather Poole

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Educating has always been important to Heather. She has been in the fitness industry for ten years, and teaching the invaluable skill of CPR for six. She will provide you with the knowledge and hands-on training to confidently respond in any emergency, hopefully while having some fun together!

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Helen Vanderburg

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Founder of The ACADEMY Fitness, Cycle and Yoga Studio and International brand consultant. Helen has been recognized as Canada’s top fitness educator and 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient by CanFitPro, IDEA Program Director, Fitness Presenter of the Year and Global Top Industry Contributor. She has consulted for NIKE, Total Gym, Balanced Body, BOSU, Schwinn Cycling and Core Health. One of Canada’s most influential people and honored with the Women of Vision award.

Hilary Bennett

Hilary Bennett

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Hilary Bennett is a Golf High Performance Coach, Personal Trainer and Mental Performance Coach. She completed her BHSc and is a CPTN Fitness Leadership Award recipient. Hilary is passionate about resolving limitations mentally, emotionally & physically. She optimizes behavioural, movement and mental patterns in athletes to ensure they thrive under pressure.

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Hina Laeeque

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Hina is the owner of Empowered Fitness, a fitness and coaching company empowering women to live their best and fittest life. Hina is a body transformation coach, has a Master of Science degree, certified Personal Trainer Specialist through canfitpro and Healthy Eating and Weight Loss Coach, and Strong Formula Certified.

Igor Klibanov

Igor Klibanov

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Igor Klibanov was selected as one of the top 5 personal trainers in Toronto by the Metro News newspaper and is the author of 11 books, including "The Mental Health Prescription" and “STOP EXERCISING! The Way You Are Doing it Now.” In 2010 he founded Fitness Solutions Plus, which provides personal training as well as fitness education.

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Ingrid Knight Cohee

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As Fitness Class Director at Fitness World Canada, Ingrid is a creative force behind their innovative class programming that serves to differentiate and elevate. A regular presenter at global industry events, Ingrid thrives on sharing insights and strategies that empower fitness leaders, amplifying the profound impact that classes have on building healthy businesses, professionals and communities.

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Inno Delarmente

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Inno Delarmente III is LES MILLS Canada National Trainer and Presenter for BODYCOMBAT, LES MILLS CORE Presenter, LES MILLS GRIT Coach, and BODYBALANCE Instructor. CanFitPro Inno has a background in Muay Thai and has been teaching Group Fitness since 2006. He is based in Calgary, Alberta.

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James Muscart

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James Muscart serves as the Regional Manager for HYROX Canada, overseeing operations and strategic initiatives for the country. With a strong background in fitness and event management, James plays a pivotal role in promoting the HYROX fitness competition series across Canada. He is dedicated to fostering community engagement and enhancing fitness experiences through innovative event planning and execution.

Jana Webb

Jana Webb

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As a multi-talented industry disruptor, Jana Webb has made it her mission to share her perspective of fitness and health with the world. A lifelong athlete, entrepreneur, businesswoman, TEDx Presenter, published fitness writer, TV personality, mother and survivor, there is no challenge or territory that she cannot tread.

Jennifer Hamilton

Jennifer Hamilton

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Jen Hamilton, CEO of Oxygen Yoga & Fitness, a dynamic leader in the fitness industry for over 18 years, founded Oxygen in 2011 and has now expanded to 130+ locations globally. Passionate about fostering lifestyle changes for better health and personal growth, she is not new to the franchise business.

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Jennifer Sawyer

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Jen is a positive and energetic coach who is passionate about health, fitness and well-being. She is proud of the strong team that she has compiled and leads at North End Fitness and Training in Port Perry, Ontario, Canada. As a certified Fitness Instructor Specialist, Personal Trainer Specialist and Healthy Eating and Weight Loss Coach, she is eager and motivated to help her community to succeed. She has one goal for her clients – to move daily and to be kind to themselves.

Dr. Jennifer Tang

Dr. Jennifer Tang

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Dr. Jennifer Tang is a licensed naturopathic doctor in Ontario, researcher, and humanitarian speaker. Jennifer has a clinical focus in pain / fitness performance, hormones, fertility, digestive health, and stress management. She incorporates her strong science background in molecular biology and evidence-based research to naturopathic medicine and principles.

Jessica Maurer

Jessica Maurer

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Jessica H. Maurer is a fitness business consultant and strategist who has presented and consulted for many brands internationally. Her passion is helping fitness professionals & businesses reach full potential through education, program & instructor development, and brand creation & awareness.

Jessie Thomas

Jessie Thomas

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Jessie is the co-owner and founder of Farm Girl Fitness located in Halton Hills, Ontario; an indoor/outdoor boutique fitness studio that got its start during the Covid-19 pandemic. She has been a fitness instructor since 2007 and is a canfitpro pro trainer for TRX. She was named Impact Magazine’s 2022 Top Fitness Trainers in Canada and is the winner of the 2023 Sharon Mann Inspiration award.

Jill Hewlett

Jill Hewlett

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Jill Hewlett is as Brain Fitness Expert, Wellness Authority and author, who is licensed in the field of Educational Kinesiology and a Brain Gym® consultant of two decades. Jill shares user-friendly neuroscience, strategies and tools to audiences across North America, so they can reduce stress, optimize performance and proactively build their Fit Brain and Fit Life!

Dr. Joel Kerr

Dr. Joel Kerr

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Dr. Joel 'Dr. J' Kerr has over 15 years of experience in the clinical setting, amateur and professional sport setting as a clinican, movement, strength and sport performance enhancement coach. Dr. J believes in educating and empowering his clients so they can make informed decisions about their health including their movement selection, mental preparation and nutrition selection to support their activities of daily living or competition in their respective sporting arena. Providing strategies to clients to focus on the now and 'play' in the moment is the skill set Dr. J is able to provide with motor skill acquisition and cognitive behavior techniques. He's got a Bachelor of Physical Health and Education from the University of Toronto, and is a licensed Chiropractor and Neurofunctional Acupuncturist diploma from McMaster Medical School.

Dr. Jonathan Mike

Dr. Jonathan Mike

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Jonathan Mike, PhD is a dynamic trailblazer in the realm of exercise science and sports performance. As a seasoned Sports Performance Coach, Jonathan has built a significant online presence across multiple platforms, and contributes to numerous fitness, strength, and consumer platforms nationwide and globally. His literary contributions include authoring 12 influential book chapters and has consulted with top-tier industry companies including product development and business ventures.

Julie Frias

Julie Frias

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Julie Frias is a Canadian Les Mills National BODYBALANCE and LES MILLS TONE Trainer and Presenter. She also teaches and presents BODYPUMP, LES MILLS CORE and STRENGTH DEVELOPMENT. In 2022 she was featured in LES MILLS CORE 49 master class, filmed at the LES MILLS LIVE event in London, UK.

Karen Linton

Karen Linton

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Karen uses her passion for stepping to inspire and influence others to meet their fitness goals, growing with the community and connect with members to bring the joy of movement and music to life.

Karina Krepp

Karina Krepp

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Karina Krepp is a certified Chek Institute Master Trainers with comprehensive training in Holistic Lifestyle and Corrective Exercise programs. She is on a mission to empower individuals on their holistic health and wellness journey. She has several decades of experience in the wellness industry, she has dedicated her life to helping people achieve their health and fitness goals.

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Karla Medina

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Karla Medina, is a Faith and Fitness Trainer/Coach and International Presenter who is known for her fusion techniques and mentoring instructors to remain authentic in the industry. She has over 25 years of experience with her Spirit, Mind & Body Approach to Fitness. She is the author of the book Divinely Fit and producer of the Divinely Fit Fest. is the owner of Sudor Taino Group Fitness.

Kathleen MacDougall

Kathleen MacDougall

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As a veteran PRO TRAINER, Kathleen finds her WHY in helping others save lives! She leads informative, engaging and interactive courses that have participants returning year after year. She is thrilled to be a leader in participant’s fitness education and help them learn how to save lives!

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Kayla Koh

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From working with young athletes recovering from serious injuries, to the elderly living with pain and impaired mobility - and all those in between with various fitness and lifestyle backgrounds, Kayla's passion and approach to holistically rediscovering their purpose has helped individuals to being the best version of themselves.

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Dr. Kella Price

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Dr. Kella Price, a seasoned nutritionist and mental health advocate, boasts over 20 years of training experience. She's globally renowned for her expertise in women’s health, inspiring others through teaching and advocacy. Awarded in fitness, she's tackled diverse challenges from powerlifting to ultra-endurance events, all while gracing TV as a wellness expert.

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Kelly Nolan

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Kelly Nolan is a Pharmacist, Women’s Health Expert of 30 plus years and a #1 Best-Selling Author She is also the CEO & Founder of Avita Integrative Health and Executive Director of Functional Medicine for WellpointCanada. Her extensive expertise in women’s health and specialized training in saliva hormone testing provides women with a very powerful tool and customized solutions to balance hormones and overcome their worst menopausal symptoms. Programs are also guided with life-coaching consistently working on the mind-set and structured self-care. Avita Integrative Health provides a niche service for peri-menopausal & menopausal women with tailored solutions for weight loss & customized programs to balance hormones naturally. The very comprehensive Saliva Hormone Kit provides the client with a road map to guide their journey. For over 25 years, she has treated clients with Integrative Medicine and pharmaceutical grade natural supplements to provide a foundation to support their hormone imbalance and to address a variety of health concerns including unwanted weight. Her expertise also extends to men experiencing symptoms of male andropause.

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Kennedy Lodato

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Kennedy Lodato: lifelong health advocate, distinguished educator, seasoned veteran of fitness & health, canfitpro’s PROTRAINER of the year three times and 2019 presenter of the year. His passion for knowledge has amassed him an extensive list of credentials. With no plans to slow down, he’s eager to continue learning, teaching, and improving lives.

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Dr. Ken Kinakin

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Dr. Ken Kinakin is a chiropractor, certified strength and conditioning specialist and a certified personal trainer. He has also competed in bodybuilding and powerlifting for over 40 years. He regularly lectures across Canada and United States and Europe to doctors and personal trainers on the areas of weight-training, rehabilitation and nutrition. He has lectured at NSCA, was canfitpro’s Canadian Presenter of the year and also presents regularly for rehabilitation certification seminars. He has also been on the Canadian Powerlifting Medical Committee. The author of "Optimal Muscle Training" published by Human Kinetics. He is the founder of the Society of Weight-Training Injury Specialists – SWIS that educates and certifies doctors, therapists and personal trainers in the area of exercise muscle testing, rehabilitation and treatment of weight training injuries, www.swis.ca.

Ken Sylvan

Ken Sylvan

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Ken has 20 plus years of experience in the fitness industry from managing fitness clubs, teaching trainers and helping clients achieve their goals. Using his expertise in gut/hormonal health he has taught people how to heal and transform their bodies!
He did his BSc. in Neuroscience at the University of Toronto and later became a Holistic Nutritionist. Some of his other certifications are from Poliquin Biosignature level 1 and 2, women's Hormonal Issues, as well as becoming a Qi Gong Medicine Therapist.

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Kia Williams

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Kia Williams, M.S. is a global presenter, author, podcast and web series host, and master educator for Savvier Fitness. Kia is the Wellness Chair for the NAACP Tarrant County Chapter and a contributor to the IDEA World Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Kia has managed several fitness and wellness programs. Kia's career mission is to support people who are affected by marginalization in jobs, education, healthcare, and lack of representation in the fitness industry.

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Kim Basler

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Kim is an Online Food Freedom & Mindset Coach, published author and fitness professional with 30 years of experience. She was awarded New Presenter of the Year in 2021 and chosen as the first recipient of the Sharon Mann Inspiration Award in 2022. Kim specializes in disordered eating and body diversity and is committed to changing the way we measure our self-worth.

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Kim Gibas

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Kim is a LES MILLS CORE National Trainer & Presenter, an RPM Presenter, and a BODYPUMP Instructor. Kim also was featured in the RPM 100 master class filming in Los Angeles, CA in 2023.

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Kim Lavender

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Kim Lavender, or Coach Lav as she is often referred to, is the Vice President of Group Experience and Les Mills Canada with GoodLife Fitness. 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 leader with extensive experience in Group Fitness, Group Cycling, Personal and Small Group Training. An International Presenter, Virtual Fitness Instructor, and Performance Coach. She also is a Master Practitioner in Neuro-linguistic Programming.

Krista Popowych

Krista Popowych

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Krista Popowych, B.HKin, continues to inspire fitness leaders, trainers and managers around the globe with her motivating and inspiring sessions. She is the Global Director of Group Education for Keiser, a three-time canfitpro Canadian Fitness Presenter of the Year and an IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year winner. Krista has shown an outstanding commitment to fitness education. She is an Integrated Movement Specialist for Balanced Body and and author of Partner Workouts published by Human Kinetics. Krista is also the co-creator of The Ride and The Ride Studio by Keiser, bringing on-demand and virtual indoor cycling to homes and studios world-wide.

Krystal Say

Krystal Say

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With over 20 years of experience spanning more than 10 countries, Krystal Say is a TRX Senior Master Instructor and the head of TRX Yoga. As the owner of SWEAT Power Yoga, Krystal combines her deep passion for teaching with her advocacy for total wellness, inspiring individuals to live well. She champions TRX as the ultimate way to help people move better and enrich their daily lives.

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Lee Boyce

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Lee Boyce is a strength coach, college professor, fitness writer, speaker and published author based in Toronto, Ontario. A former university level track athlete (sprints, long jump) and Kinesiology major, Boyce attributes this blend of theoretical and practical experience to his depth of understanding regarding the human body, biomechanics, and technical coaching and cueing to help people simplify concepts that can be difficult to grasp. Follow him on social media @coachleeboyce, and explore his new book Strength Training for All Body Types: The Science of Lifting and Levers, co-authored with Melody Schoenfeld, and Published by Human Kinetics.

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Dr. Len Kravitz

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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.

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Leslee Bender

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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.

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Leanne Henwood-Adam

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Leanne has been in the Fitness Industry since 1993 when she began working in the Athletics Department of Humber College. While fitness was not what she initially went to school for, she quickly found a passion for all things fitness & wellness and that then led to a further passion for Nutrition. While working full-time, Leanne went back to school to obtain her education in Fitness & Health as well as Natural Nutrition.

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Libby Norris

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With over 3 decades of industry experience, Libby's scope has included corporate wellness entrepreneur, education faculty, international presenter, author and boxer. Libby served 12 years as the Canada AM Fitness Correspondent and is a sought-after media fitness expert. Currently, Libby serves as the Manager of Fitness and Therapeutic Programs with the City of Mississauga.

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Lisa Mastracchio

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Lisa is a fitness professional with over 25 years’ experience as a group fitness leader, personal trainer, and nutrition coach. She was recently awarded canfitpro’s Fitness Professional of the Year in 2019. Since then, she has developed her brand “Coach Lisa”. Lisa offers online group coaching programs geared to women in their forties. She also trains one-on-one clients both in-home and online. She released her first eBook “Eat To Live” and created a membership site, WOW (Women on Weights) which connects women from around the globe. Her passion to help women build muscle and gain confidence continues to grow both in person and in the online space!

Lisa Greenbaum

Lisa Greenbaum

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Lisa is the founder of Sangha Yoga Collective, a trauma-informed Yoga Education School focused on coming back to Yoga’s roots. She is an International presenter and author and has devoted her 20+ year career to making a difference inside the Fitness and Wellness Industry. Winner of multiple awards including the Steve Block Vendor of the year and Canadian presenter of the year, her personal mandate is to provide inspirational experiences founded on authenticity.

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Lisa Osborne

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A passionate advocate for the fitness industry and the LES MILLS™ programs, Lisa began her career with a Physical Education Diploma in 1990. She was a highly successful aerobics competitor, winning five consecutive Australian championships and three international titles. Lisa has developed BODYATTACK from an aerobics class into a 3-dimensional, sport inspired workout that’s designed to challenge all fitness levels, and leave participants wanting more! Lisa is also heavily involved in BODYSTEP™, where her enthusiasm and athleticism shine.

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Lorenzo Pagnotta

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Lorenzo is a Registered Massage Therapist, Personal Trainer Specialist, Older Adult Specialist, and Fascial Stretch Therapist whose focus is on older adults and the 2SLGBTQ+ community throughout the GTA. He is the founder of ArtsFitness and passionate about treating fascia and scars to help heal invisible and visible wounds.

Luciano Mottola

Luciano Mottola

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Luciano Mottola, a renowned figure in the global fitness industry, is an accomplished International Fitness Presenter and Physiotherapist. With expertise spanning over 45 countries, he has been honored as “Instructor of the Year” in Italy in 2006 and “Best International Presenter” in Poland in 2012. His impressive career includes collaborations with leading companies such as AFC, AFAA, AFA, IDEA, LEADERFIT, REEBOK, ADIDAS,APEX,JAPANFIT,JAFA,WORLDCLASS,FACE,EGAD,PROFIFITNESS,EU4YA,IFC, MAXIMA.

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Luka Hocevar

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Luka is the founder and co-owner of the Vigor Ground gym in Ljubljana, Slovenia and owner of the Vigor Ground Fitness and Performance in Seattle, WA, both gyms recognized as leaders in coaching in each respective country, where they have cumulatively coached and transformed close to 10,000 clients since 2006. He is also the co-founder of Yo! Grow Your Gym.
Luka has personally coached over 4,000+ clients from the highest level professional athletes in the NBA, NFL, UFC, MLB, MLS, college and high school, rehab patients with many different types of injuries/conditions, and clients from every walk of life looking to achieve looking, feeling, and performing better. Luka and Vigor Ground Fitness and Performance have been featured in Men's Health, Stack Magazine, Onnit Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, T-Nation, HBO Real Sports, Access Hollywood, Precision Nutrition, as well as CBS, FOX, USA Today, and ABC.

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Lula Slaughter

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Lula is an International Presenter/National Trainer for LES MILLS TONE, BODYCOMBAT, BODYPUMP based out of New Jersey, United States. Lula was recently featured at the Les Mills filmings in Los Angeles, California.

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Lynne Hinton

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Lynne is a Registered Orthomolecular Holistic Practitioner and Certified Holistic Cancer Practitioner with over 25 years of experience. She has authored two texts and offers training in Darkfield Microscopy. Lynne co-owns the Edison Institute of Nutrition and Health House nutritional consulting.
Lynne is a leader in the holistic health field where her focus is on educating and empowering her clients through her practical approach to nutrition education and consulting.

Magdalena Kordiuk

Magdalena Kordiuk

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Named one of Canada’s top trainers of 2024 by Impact magazine, Magz is a highly sought, plant-based fitness professional. She specializes in coaching multiple disciplines from metabolic weight training and strength-building to trauma-informed yoga. Additionally, to fitness, Magz is certified in plant-based nutrition, transforming wellness into a platform for empowerment.

Maral Habibi

Maral Habibi

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Maral Habibi is more than just a certified personal trainer and fitness instructor—she's a powerhouse of energy and motivation with a decade of experience under her belt. Graduating from Humber College's fitness & health promotion program in 2015, Maral's journey in the fitness world has been nothing short of inspiring. For Maral, fitness is not just a routine—it's an exhilarating journey that allows her to forge deep connections within an incredible community. It's a platform for her to unleash her boundless passion and share the invaluable gift of health with others.

Marcie Lynne

Marcie Lynne

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Marcie Lynne BHSc (Hons), MSc (PT) has been a Physiotherapist for 17 years, and a Pilates Instructor, Yoga Teacher and Fitness Instructor for 15 years. The unique blend of Physiotherapy with her original fitness classes sets her apart. She is here to share her knowledge and passion for exercise.

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Maria Estrada

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Maria Estrada is a passionate mental health advocate, speaker, educator, and professional Child & Youth Counsellor specializing in mental health and addiction. Having immigrated to Canada as a child, Maria faced mental health challenges and stigma firsthand. This led her on a journey of self-advocacy, diagnoses, relapse, and ultimately, recovery. Now, Maria uses her personal story to support others, especially youth with complex needs. She has been recognized with the 2017 United Way Halton Hamilton Community Speaker Award and the 2019 Vicky Award for Shine In Shine Out. She is currently writing a multi-disciplinary memoir that expands on existing Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) literature by exploring her lived experience on both sides of the mental healthcare system.

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Marie-Eve Ricard

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With a degree in health and physical education and over 20 years in fitness, Marie-Eve is dynamic and agile health and fitness professional. A multi-faceted and talented entrepreneur, she excels in virtual fitness business, corporate wellness, and SUP classes. She manages Ma Zone Fit's online training platform and is an award-winning educator and canfitpro PRO TRAINER. Marie-Eve passionately shares her expertise and love for health with exceptional dedication.

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Martin Rooney

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Martin is a recognized coach and best-selling author. A former US bobsledder and orthopedic therapist, he is the creator of Training for Warriors. His systems are used in 275 locations in 28 different countries. Martin has consulted major universities, professional teams and military organizations and trained professional athletes, Olympic medalists and World Champions.

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Mathieu Boulé

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Mathieu Boulé is an osteopath, posturologist and strength coach. Mathieu is the only representative for CIES in North America which can give the posturologist certification. He has been in the industry for more than 20 years now. He travels around the world to give seminars on neuro-based training, posturology and primary reflexes integration to correct muscles imbalances. Mathieu has created the IP institute in 2016.

Meghan Jarvis

Meghan Jarvis

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Multi-talented industry disruptor, pro-athlete, Ninja Warrior, entrepreneur, businesswoman, TEDx Presenter, published fitness writer, author, stunt woman and TV personality. She is the Founder and CEO of WellCorp Health and Wellness an international corporate wellness company blending technology, fitness, and mental health to bring workplaces leadership, culture and teams to a new level of community and productivity. Her experiences as an athlete, educational portfolio (Masters of Education in Coaching Science, Kinesiologist, Sports Scientist, Exercise Therapist/Physiologist), entrepreneurial ventures, and enthusiastic character have shaped her as a formidable leader in health and fitness.

Melissa Hanssens

Melissa Hanssens

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Melissa Hanssens, COO of Oxygen Yoga & Fitness, transitioned from many years in corporate leadership roles to studio owner and since 2020 as COO spearheading growth, development, and operations, bringing her wealth of experience to drive the company's success.

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Melissa Garcia

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Melissa is a firm believer in making CPR as engaging as possible. Emergency training is all about reflexes, muscle memory, and confidence. Melissa prides herself on helping participants achieve that confidence through lecture and practical application that doesn't leave you just going through the motions, complete with a bit of fun!

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Melody Schoenfeld

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CSCS, MA/health psychology, competitive strength athlete, author of several peer-reviewed journal articles as well as featured in popular magazines such as Men's Health, Men's Fitness, Shape, etc. Author of Pleasure Not Meating You, Diet Lies and Weight Loss Truths, and Strength Training for All Body Types: The Science of Lifting and Levers. NSCA Personal Trainer of the Year 2019.

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Melvin Ong

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Melvin is the Canadian National Trainer for BODYSTEP. He also teaches and presents LES MILLS CORE, BODYATTACK and BODYBALANCE. In 2022 Melvin was featured in BODYSTEP 130 master class, filmed at the LES MILLS LIVE event in London, UK

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Michaël Chagnon

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Michaël Chagnon, préparateur physique depuis 2007, diplômé universitaire en kinésiologie. Depuis ses débuts, il a travaillé avec des athlètes dans 24 sports différents, autant avec des jeunes en développement, des olympiens, des athlètes professionnels ainsi que plusieurs équipes sportives élites. Enseignant pour deux écoles de formation et auteur d’un livre sur la préparation athlétique.
Michaël Chagnon, a physical trainer since 2007, holds a university degree in kinesiology. Since his beginnings, he has worked with athletes in 24 different sports, from developing youth to Olympians, professional athletes, and several elite sports teams. He also teaches at two continuing education schools and authored a book on athletic training.

Michele Park

Michele Park

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Michele has been a mentor & educator in the fitness industry for over 30 years. She has owned a personal training company, worked with fitness corporations on program design/development, and trained thousands of fitness professionals. She is the creator of 4 fitness formats: SOULfusion, SOULstrength, BARREfusion, and SOULkb. Her formats are taught all of the country. She has presented throughout the US and internationally. She is a huge proponent of family first and a lover of Goldendoodles, Netflix, and Champagne.

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Michelle Opperman

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Michelle, a seasoned fitness professional, began her career as a dancer for the NYC Knicks, Performing Artists, and Broadway, later evolving into a Global Wellness Ambassador and Master Trainer for POUND and CRUNCH. She became a health enthusiast, passionate about empowering others and presenting internationally at conventions and workshops. Today, Michelle is the Group Fitness Regional Director for Crunch SF and recently, launched MYOBILITY®, a transformative health and wellness program.

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Dr. Mike DeBord

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Dr. Mike has 7 years of use, research and experience using and applying BFR. With vast knowledge of the entire BFR industry he is known as the 'BFR Guru' and teaches his BFR course all across the country. He has 5 years of experience educating Clinics, PTs, Doctors, and ATCs on how to implement BFR, and is a consultant to many sports HS, Collegiate, Olympic and Professional Sports Teams.

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Mike Kelly

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Mike Kelly has over 45 years in sports and fitness, having been a Varsity Strength & Conditioning Coach; Personal Trainer; Expert Fitness Witness; and PRO TRAINER for canfitpro. A psychology graduate from Queen's University, he bridges fitness and psychology, offering accredited courses to global health and fitness professionals.

Milad Emadi

Milad Emadi

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Milad Email is the Personal Training Director at Movati Athletic, with over 20 years of experience in leadership, education, and development in the fitness industry. After a successful career as a nationally recognized coach achieving numerous awards, He shifted his focus to developing and educating hundreds of highly skilled coaches and leaders to become the best-in-class fitness professionals.

Mo Hagan

Mo Hagan

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Maureen Hagan, or Mo as she is best known, is a global fitness ambassador, recognized for her work and leadership in the fitness industry that spans almost 4 decades.  She is an international award-winning fitness professional, recognized as Canada’s Top 10 Women of Power in 2020 and a Top 100 Health Influencer for 4 years in a row.  Mo is Chief Operating Officer for canfitpro – Canada’s leading fitness education authority.  Mo has been leading and influencing GoodLife members for 39 years as a Group Fitness Instructor and her passion for moving people extends beyond the fitness industry as a licensed physiotherapist and, with her work on the Canadian National Board of Directors for Prescription To Get Active. 

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Nathalie Lacombe

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An award-winning presenter, Nathalie is the coach and cupid of the fitness industry. She blends decades of international experience with degrees in psychology and exercise science. The Vice President of the Fitness Industry Council of Canada and a canfitpro Advisory Panel Member, she uses her joie de vivre to coach profound and lasting changes with her clients and audiences.

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Nick Lambe

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Nick is a well rounded industry educator, speaker & event host. His philosophy is centered around positioning & empowering coaches to be valued healthcare practitioners. Within his focus, Nick has developed a specific expertise in sleep & recovery. He developed the first sleep and recovery coaching certification, has consulted with the likes of the US Marines, & has hosted numerous industry events

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Nick Shaw

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Nick Shaw is the CEO & Co-Founder of RP Strength, a multi-million-dollar health and fitness company that has improved the lives of millions of clients around the world. Nick has also helped to coach numerous world-class athletes including CrossFit Games champions, international medalists in weightlifting, UFC fighters, Navy SEALs, and Olympians.

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Nike Charles

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Nike (Adenike) is the owner of Just2sweat where the intersection of fitness and faith brings about life-changing transformations. Her goal is to help you rewrite your fitness and faith journey in order to maintain alignment. As a kinesiologist, certified personal trainer and nutritional specialist, she focuses on offering one-on-one, online, and in-person group training, with expertise in catering to adults with disabilities, women over 35, and providing strength and conditioning training for athletes.

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Nkechi Nwarfor-Robinson

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Nkechi Nwafor-Robinson is an award-winning Technology Executive, with over 20-years of experience. She is currently, Associate Vice President, Infrastructure Technology Solutions at TD Bank Group, supporting all infrastructure delivery for customer facing channels and digital portfolio of applications – but that is not all. She is Founder and CEO of Empowered in My Skin Inc., author, professional bodybuilder, host of Empowered in My Skin podcast, and an inspirational speaker, with speeches that have been viewed over 7 million times worldwide. Most recently, she was awarded 2020 WXN Most Powerful Woman Canada – Top 100.

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Olivia Ellis

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Olivia Ellis is a Spinning® Master Instructor, wellness educator, and writer. Her work has been published in some of the top industry magazines. Olivia has an extensive background in management and also teaches at the Graduate level with experience instructing both Kinesiology and Psychology college courses. Olivia has a BS in Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise, MS in Exercise Science, MA in Positive Developmental Psychology, and is a current PhD student researching love.

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Otto Prodan

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Otto Prodan – from Auckland, New Zealand, is an LES MILLS TONE, LES MILLS CORE, LES MILLS THE TRIP, RPM and BODYSTEP Presenter. Otto is also a Les Mills Ambassador.

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Patrick Mummy

Patrick Mummy

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Patrick earned a baseball scholarship to San Diego State University where he was awarded the MVP and Academic All-Conference in his senior year. He graduated with a B.S. in Athletic Training and founded Symmetry for Health in 1997. He was awarded a patent for a measurable device in 2007 and currently has a patent-pending for his newest system for postural assessment and corrective exercise called AlignSmart ® Technology. Patrick have written three books, the latest; “The Physics of Pain, Becoming Pain Free".

Dr. Paul Bedford

Dr. Paul Bedford

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Dr. Paul Bedford is the world’s leading retention expert for membership-based health club businesses. His proprietary thought leadership enables Health Club operators to lean into their own data, identify key underperformance indicators, and develop a sustainable retention strategy. His experience as a Health Club operator, a research scientist, and a Behavioral Psychologist gives Paul a unique perspective on member behavior and club performance. Paul has also elevated Gold's Gym in the USA to a significant $4.75 million revenue boost in just five months, including 60% reduction in employee turnover and an NPS spike from 26 to 43. Paul is on a quest to elevate the experience of Health Club members worldwide by empowering forward-thinking, action-oriented, Health Club operators to increase retention, reduce attrition, and improve member loyalty.

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Paul Galloro

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Paul’s approach to health and wellness goes beyond the physical, and is grounded in spirit. With 15 years experience in the health and wellness industry and over 20 years studying metaphysics, he blends modern sciences with ancient practices to help his students, patients and clients optimize their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Spending time with Paul feels like being wrapped in a warm hug. His soul calling is to spread joy and serve others on their journey to self-love and embracing their greatness.

Paul Gagné

Paul Gagné

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Paul Gagné is a posturologist and strength coach and have been in the industry for 40 years now. He has trained and still trains professional and amateur athletes as well as corporate clients. Paul have been invited by some of the biggest pro teams in the world in soccer, football, hockey and Formula 1. He has written dozens of articles of performance training and posturology. Paul travels the world to give seminar and train athletes.

Paul Lokko

Paul Lokko

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Paul Lokko has been raised in eight countries across Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, the Middle East, and the Caribbean. He has a unique ability to navigate multiple cultural environments and connect with people. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto and an MBA from McMaster University. As a leadership development consultant, he facilitates workshops on leadership, personality, communication, emotional intelligence and productivity to inspire change in others.

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Perdita Felicien

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Perdita Felicien is a two-time Olympian, 10-time National Champion, two-time World silver medalist, and the only Canadian woman to win a World Championship gold medal in track and field. During her career as a 100-metre hurdler she earned numerous honours, including Canada’s Athlete of the Year and the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal. In her inspiring talks, Felicien explores what it means to chase a dream and overcome the “hurdles” life can put before you.

Rob Dickson

Rob Dickson

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Rob has over 20 years experience as a Kinesiologist, Clinical Exercise Physiologist and Certified Personal Trainer. With these credentials, he has worked with a wide range of clients from rehabilitation to professional athletes in a variety of settings. He has worked in large not-for-profit recreation centers, high performance training centers, rehabilitation clinics and private boutiques and has held a variety of positions from personal trainer all the way up to managing clubs. He draws from his past experiences to show practical training examples and how to apply the knowledge from his courses to real world situations.

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Robert Linkul, is the owner of TOA (TrainingTheOlderAdult.com) a personal training studio and online continued education provider for fitness professionals. Linkul has his master’s degree in personal training, is the NSCA’s 2012 Personal Trainer of the Year award winner, a 2017 NSCA Fellowship inductee and was voted on to the 2021 NSCA Board of Directors (Personal Trainer Position).

Dr. Rob Morano

Dr. Rob Morano

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Dr. Rob holds degrees in Kinesiology and is a registered Doctor of Chiropractic and is the Owner of Project Health & Performance, a multidisciplinary clinic is Mississauga, Ontario . With over ten years of experience working with Powerlifters, Bodybuilders, and amateur and professional athletes in many sports, he has become obsessed with the nuances of functional human anatomy as it applies to movement in, both, health and performance scenarios.

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Ron McPhee

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Ron McPhee is a Group Fitness instructor, Personal Trainer and canfitpro PRO TRAINER. With over 30 years of fitness experience, Ron is a seasoned fitness professional with a wealth of knowledge, he is dedicated to empower others on their wellness journey. Having presented at numerous fitness conferences across Canada, he combines practicality with entertainment to deliver workshops that are both engaging and applicable. Group fitness is where Ron’s heart lies, as he thrives on inspiring others to do their best.

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Rosie Yeung

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Rosie Yeung’s award-winning Un-Executive Coaching™ is uniquely designed to address the intersectional impacts of social justice, mental health, and work. She identifies as an Asian-Canadian woman healing from mental illness and cPTSD, and is also a Certified Trauma Recovery Coach and Certified HR Leader.
Rosie offers culturally relevant, trauma-informed coaching to help Asian and racialized women to Elevate their Leadership, Liberate their Life, and Amplify their Impact!

Sal Pellegrino

Sal Pellegrino

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Sal has had an incredible journey in the fitness industry. With four decades in fitness Sal experience that includes club ownership in New York. He sold the facilities and then transitioned to the commercial equipment side of the industry with brands like StairMaster, Precor, Star Trac and Les Mills. During this time, he traveled through the US as a national account manager where he was able to identify various industry trends and successful programs from key players in the market. He is an active presenter in the fitness space and is currently the executive director for FiSA (Fitness Industry Suppliers Association) a non- profit organization that delivers three educational events each year (Fisa West - Fisa East and FISA YMCA). He lives in South Carolina with his wife Kelley, has an amazing daughter Sarah who works for Wellness Space Brands. He has an amazing home gym, make an amazing Italian sauce and plays a mean acoustic guitar. Please reach out to him any time, he is a wealth of information. Sal@fisana.org

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Sarah Zahab

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Sarah is a Registered Kinesiologist, Clinical Exercise Physiologist and group fitness instructor with over 21 years of fitness industry experience. She is the co-owner of Continuum Fitness and Movement Performance Inc., a multi-disciplinary clinic in Ottawa. Sarah is a former international fitness competitor, a nationally ranked race walker and regular fitness expert on CTV Morning Live Ottawa.

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Dr. Sean Kings

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Sergio is known for his great smile, kind heart and motivating indoor cycling workouts. The Education Manager of The Ride by Keiser and a Keiser International Master Trainer, Sergio is originally from Barcelona and now lives and rides in The Netherlands. Sergio is an international fitness presenter with more than 14 years of experience in fitness and management. He has been presenting his work in events globally and loves to connect with each and every rider.

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Sergio Velasco

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Sergio is known for his great smile, kind heart and motivating indoor cycling workouts. The Education Manager of The Ride by Keiser and a Keiser International Master Trainer, Sergio is originally from Barcelona and now lives and rides in The Netherlands. Sergio is an international fitness presenter with more than 14 years of experience in fitness and management. He has been presenting his work in events globally and loves to connect with each and every rider.

Shakera Martin

Shakera Martin

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Shakera Martin is a Canadian Movement Coach, Speaker, and Content Creator. She is also the founder of the award-winning fitness and entertainment group, Carnival Spice®. Shakera and her team have been featured on Cityline, CP24, CTV, Breakfast Television, and the Real Housewives of Atlanta. Shakera is also one of Optimyz’s Top 100 Health Leaders In Canada 2021 and one of Impact Magazine's Top Fitness Instructor's in 2023.

Sherry Bureau

Sherry Bureau

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Sherry Bureau embarked on her entrepreneurial journey in 2018, leaving behind her career as a nurse alongside her husband. Their dedication led them to become master franchisees in 2019, overseeing multiple locations and spearheading the growth of Oxygen Yoga & Fitness in their region, making a profound impact on the franchise system in Ontario.

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Dr. Shyam Ranganathan

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Dr. Shyam Ranganathan (MA South Asian Studies, MA and PhD Philosophy) is a field-changing researcher, scholar, author, and teacher of philosophy, and an expert in the neglected traditions of Indian moral philosophy, which covers practical questions of how to live, what to aim for, and what we should value—including Yoga. Dr. Ranganathan is a trained scholar and researcher of philosophy and is author, editor and translator of over 50 peer reviewed, scholarly works. After over 20000 teaching hours and 3000 students, in 2019 , Dr. Ranganathan founded Yoga Philosophy (YACEP and CYA-RYSGOLD), a scholar practitioner initiative, to bring anti-colonial, anti-Eurocentric, research based knowledge about Yoga and Philosophy to practitioners. Shyam is a E-RYT-500 and CYA-RYT Gold. He is a member of the Department of Philosophy, and York Center for Asian Research, York University, Toronto.

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Simon Paige

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Simon Paige is an award Winning Personal Trainer, S&C Coach, Fascial Stretch Therapist and Educator (Pro Trainer Rookie of the Year 2023). He Currently works with some of the worlds top fitness education companies (STWI, Canfitpro and GLPTI) as an Instructor and working 1000’s of hours each year with one on one personal training clients for Goodlife Fitness.

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Simon Liang

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Simon embraces new challenges and empowers others to do so as well. Simon comes from an emergency dispatch background, transitioning into fitness in 2016. He empowers students to diversify in the industry to build community and find valuable professional connections. He knows the best coaches/trainers are eternal students and continual learners.
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Simone Samuels

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Simone Samuels is a FIS, PTS, and a CALA certified fitness professional and canfitpro PRO Trainer. She sat on the board of the Body Positive Fitness Alliance and is a member of Fitness Professionals Against Weight Stigma. An expert in diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simone was the DEI Reviewer for the newly revised canfitpro PTS manual.

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Skip Wilson

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Meet Christopher 'Skip' Wilson: a marketing powerhouse with a love for fitness that's as strong as his strategic acumen. With a track record of leading marketing teams and building game-changing campaigns for global brands like Sony, Precor, Peloton, and MTV, Skip's expertise in brand development and go-to-market strategy is unmatched. As a fractional CMO and business coach, he's the go-to guru for growing teams looking to scale for success. But Skip's talents don't stop there. He truly is one of us, with certifications in cycling, yoga, and strength training; he's also a force in the fitness world, bringing his East Coast drive and West Coast vibe to gyms like Equinox, LifeTime, and the YMCA. Whether he's crafting marketing strategies or crushing it in the gym, Skip is the ultimate multitasking marvel. Skip earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Vanderbilt University and holds an MBA in Consumer Behavior from Tulane University.

Sophia Ha

Sophia Ha

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Sophia Ha is Canada’s leading Face Yoga expert, and the creator of The Holistic Facelift Method. For the last 7 years she has supported hundreds of women to refine, define, and radiate their natural beauty through holistic, health-promoting techniques that lift your face from the inside out. Her mission; "to disrupt mainstream beauty ideals, and our cultural fear of aging." Residing in Toronto, she facilitates face yoga workshops and private sessions locally, abroad, and online.

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Stacey McAllister-Williams

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Stacey uses her joy for stepping to bring positivity and passion to empower others to be their best selves. The step is her "happy place," bringing joy and accountability to the practice of self-love, and uniting communities together for the love of fitness. 

Stéphane Aubé

Stéphane Aubé

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Stéphane Aubé is a 20+ years experienced coach and international speaker. He trained hundreds of clients all around the world to achieve their goals, no matter what it was. He trained pro bodybuilders, athletes as well as general population clients managing both their training and nutrition.

Stephanie Small

Stephanie Small

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Stephanie, a performance dietitian, and PhD candidate in Kinesiology at the University of Toronto, she holds BS and MSc degrees in Exercise Physiology and Sports Nutrition. With extensive experience working with collegiate and elite athletes, Stephanie specializes in simple, evidence-based nutrition strategies to enhance athletic performance and health.

Sue Staresinic

Sue Staresinic

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Sue Staresinic is an award winning fitness instructor and educator with more than 25 years in the industry. She is also the National NEWBODY Trainer. She is also a practicing physiotherapist with a special interest in cancer rehabilitation and lymphedema management.

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Tara Dinyer

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Tara is a professor & program coordinator in Health, Wellness & Fitness at Mohawk College. She is International Faculty Lead for the School of Health and board member for the Community Support Centre Haldimand Norfolk. She is also the recent recipient of the President’s Award of Excellence (Faculty) from Mohawk College. She is passionate about her work with international students and sharing what she has learned with the fitness industry. Tara has completed extensive EDI training and considers herself a work in progress!

Tarryn Maree

Tarryn Maree

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Tarryn is a qualified personal trainer specializing in women's health, pre and postnatal care, and injury rehab. She's passionate about helping women improve their health holistically, considering physical fitness, mental, and emotional wellbeing. With a positive, supportive approach, she creates a judgment-free atmosphere, encouraging clients towards long-term success.

Tiago Kulaif

Tiago Kulaif

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Tiago is the Program Developer for Group Core and R30 and has been a MOSSA video presenter since 2009. Tiago holds a bachelor’s degree in science of physical education from Moura Lacerda University, Brazil, and has been a personal trainer and strength and conditioning coach for 20+ years. He has had the unique opportunity of training Junior Olympic and collegiate athletes, bodybuilders, and medically compromised and disabled clients. Tiago is the Fitness Programming Manager and a High-Performance Coach Strength & Conditioning Coach at an Atlanta health club.

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Todd Durkin

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Tracy Sousa is a Group Experience Divisional Manager in South Western Ontario.  Based in Kitchener, Tracy currently teaches NEWBODY, BODYPUMP & RPM.  She is also certified in Les Mills Core and BODYCOMBAT.

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Tosca Reno

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Tosca Reno is a New York Times best selling author, founder of the Eat-Clean Diet® health revolution, health and wellness expert, transformation coach, motivational speaker, Star of a Gemini Award Winning reality TV show, physique competitor, and mother of 4. She is an author, speaker, educator, coach and media veteran.

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Tracy Sousa

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Tracy is the founder of LiveURYoga studio in Roswell, GA. A lead trainer for Sangha Yoga Collective, and Ayurveda Program Manager for Sattva Yoga Academy. Her career spans over 25+ years working within the fitness and wellness industry, including 15 years as a Yoga Teacher Trainer. Her focus, vision and mission is about providing a platform for transformation, empowerment, and growth meeting each person where they are, but more importantly giving them the tools to flourish.

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Udo Erasmus

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Udo's pioneering work in health and wellness started over 40 years ago. As a prominent voice of the Healthy Fats/Oils movement, Udo raised manufacturing standards of food oils, including flax oil. In 1994, he co-founded the Udo's Choice supplement brand, a global leader in cutting edge health products specializing in healthy oils, probiotics, digestive enzymes, and greens. Udo is an accomplished author of several books including Fats that Heal Fats that Kill, with 250,000+ copies sold. With extensive education in Biochemistry and Biology, and a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology, Udo has impacted millions of lives by delivering his fresh message on how to achieve perfect health.

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Yordanos Tessema

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Yordanos is a personal trainer and an educator with 7 years of experience in the fitness industry. She specializes in strength training and is a competitive powerlifter at the world level. Her passion lies in fostering a positive environment that allows her clients to reach their highest potential.

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Yury Rockit

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Yury Rockit brings a fresh approach to fitness, figuring among the newest of presenters to the fitness circuit. Yury’s specialty training in both traditional & mindful fusion fitness can be found at Imperfekt Productionz. Find Yury at www.yuryrockit.com.

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Yvette Raposo

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Yvette’s journey within the fitness, combat sport and speaking industries has been as diverse and exciting as a boxing match itself! As a Champion Boxer, Award -Winning Speaker & Canada's First Female Professional Ring Announcer, Yvette's goal
is to inspire people every day to develop their own personal stories in any way. Just recently, Yvette won the 2023 Women’s Empowerment Award under the Mentorship category: a great honor and timely gift to celebrate 25 years as a fitness entrepreneur!

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