CFES “Fitness Today: The New Normal” Live Streaming Webinarjam Conference: Saturday, August 22


Canadian Fitness Education Services (CFES) is reaching out to help Fitness Instructors and Personal Trainers who cannot attend any physical workshops or conferences by offering an exciting live streaming conference with a difference. Learn from some of the best current fitness presenters today, network and share your experiences, and feel a sense of being part of the fitness community.


Earn CECs including BCRPA, CALA, CFES, CPTN (7), NSFA, & SPRA. Workout, network and visit the Virtual Exhibit Hall.


Date & Times: Saturday, August 22, 2020, 8:30AM- 5:15PM PDT

Dr. Iris Lesser, PhD

Keynote: Active by nature: an opportunity to move forward with physical activity engagement in a global pandemic

Physical inactivity and its associated health risks was one of the biggest health challenges we were facing … and then COVID hit. What do we know about the impact of the global pandemic on physical activity and well-being of Canadians? How can we be innovative in moving forward to encourage physical activity among those who need it most for their mental and physical well-being? Dr. Lesser has just completed a nation-wide study on the “Impact of COVID-19 on Physical Activity Behaviour and Well-Being of Canadians”. Join her to learn about results of recent research and the opportunities we have as we look to the future, through and past COVID-19.

Dr. Stuart McGill, PhD

Retaining the Back-pained Client

Retaining the back pained client requires an assessment to understand the mechanism of their pain. Pain is almost always influenced by specific motions, postures and loads. The results of the assessment guide a movement approach to reduce the pain triggers and allow pain desensitization. Then the program changes to rebuild the essential foundation for the client to meet the demands of their lives with improved resilience and performance.

Alex Cartmill, B.Sc. (Exercise and Sport Science), A.S. (Associate of Science), Human Physiology, Personal Trainer

Putting Your Personal Trainer Business Online

Alex is Project Manager for Jonathan Goodman’s Personal Trainer Development Center (PTDC) and Head Coach of the Online Trainer Academy (OTA). This session will further your understanding of working with clients remotely. It will help you understand what online coaching really is (and isn’t) and the inherent advantages and disadvantages it holds, how to determine if it’s right for you and your clients, and what steps you can take now to implement a digital component to your services. Aquafit, land fitness, small group and boot camp instructors can also gain valuable insights on online training.

Dr. Cody Sipe, PhD, Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Research at Harding University; Co-Founder, Vice President at Functional Aging Institute

Re-Introducing the Active Aging Adult Population to Functional Fitness

One of the topics of interest to both new and more experienced fitness instructors and PTs is how to progressively advance their active aging and “at risk” participants into their exercise routines while ensuring re-entry is advanced safely to avoid injury and pain and at the same time build their confidence again.

Where do you start?  What should you avoid?  What red flags should you look for?  Should you reassess them?  In this session we will demystify the “return to activity” process for older individuals and layout a sensible plan so that your protocols are both safe and effective for clients with varying abilities and conditions.  We will also address some potential areas of concern to be mindful of and to monitor over the first few weeks. Because of Cody’s experience working with active aging adults and great teaching style, this is a great workshop for everyone.

Shannon Fable, BA

A Whole New World …

With the fitness world in a bit of limbo, we are all being challenged to re-imagine what the fitness industry looks like as we begin turning up the lights post-COVID. While some clubs remain closed, others are opening. And, even those that are opening are doing so in drastically different ways from coast to coast. How can we best embrace the changes we are all facing and remain positive during this uncertain time? In our time together, we will discuss the lessons learned from the big pause we’ve collectively experienced, as well as identify opportunities that are presenting themselves for us to get even more people moving!

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