Fitness Industry Council of Canada Releases Statement on the new CECRA Program


Fitness Industry Council of Canada (FIC) appreciates the Prime Minister’s announcement on April 24, 2020, regarding the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program. The federal government has reached an agreement with all provinces to lower rents for small and medium sized businesses with rent less than $50,000/month, by 75% for the months of April, May […]

18 Safety Considerations for Your Health Club Reopening Plan

Health clubs around the world are starting to think about when—and how—to safely reopen. Here are 18 safety considerations to incorporate into your planning. As coronavirus related stay-at-home orders enter their second month in many regions, businesses and policymakers are starting to consider when—and how—to reopen the economy. Several countries, as well as U.S. states, […]

Movement in New Ways for New Times


Fitness Professionals weigh in on how they are navigating the pandemic. In this new era of the COVID-19 pandemic, fitness clubs and studios have temporarily shut down, day to day operations have been upheaved, and livelihoods have been jeopardized.   With their security shaken, trainers, class instructors and other fitness professionals are asking, “What now, […]

Make Sure You’re Giving the Best Zoom Experience You Can


By Kelly Berry, Fitness Revolution When the coronavirus lockdowns hit a few weeks ago, many fitness pros quickly moved online. It was impressive to see gym owners, studio owners and trainers adapt to keep their clients engaged and exercising. But, let’s face it. We were all hoping “this thing” would be over within a few […]

Ottawa Trainer Kate Laird – Thriving during COVID-19


During a tough time for the fitness industry when a lot of gyms and studios are closing, Kate Laird, owner of Love Your Body Fitness in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada has been rapidly growing and expanding her business. Revenue is up 31% over last month, she’s added 35+ new members to her roster, and she’s also […]

Matrix Fitness offers Free Support Tools


Matrix Fitness Canada has released new support tools for fitness club operators and the fitness community, including the Matrix Community Home Workout App, Master Trainer Home Workouts, Youth Super Workouts, Cleaning & Disinfecting Strategies for the facility and more. “We’re pleased to share these tools with our customers at all levels, and we’ve had some […]