Join FIC in Toronto for the ‘Canadian State of the Industry’ Session at canfitpro 2022

Join FIC in Toronto for the canfitpro Global Conference and Tradeshow, August 10-14, 2022!
By Fitness Industry Council of Canada

By Fitness Industry Council of Canada

Join FIC in Toronto for the canfitpro Global Conference and Tradeshow, August 10-14, 2022!


canfitpro returns to Toronto in August, welcoming back club operators, fitness professionals, consumers, and industry brands to 165+ sessions, 10+ tracks including business & leadership, and over 200+ presenters.

The Fitness Industry Council of Canada will present the ‘Canadian State of the Industry’ on August 12 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm, facilitated by Mo Hagan and Nathalie Lacombe.


A unique panel of fitness industry leaders will share their insights and perspectives, updating delegates on the current state of affairs both in Canada and around the globe. National Board President Sara Hodson will be joined by fellow board members Nathalie Lacombe and Carl Ulmer and Executive Director Trisha Sarker. Joining them will be special guests: international thought-leader Emma Barry, Ryan Mallough, and Steven Mann. Immediately following this session, FIC will be hosting a reception for all the session attendees and FIC members and present the 2022 Canadian Fitness Industry Leadership Award. This networking reception will allow fitness owners and operations to meet and connect with each other in person.

Barry-Emma Emma Barry

Global Fitness Authority, Co-founder Good Soul Hunting, Senior Advisor The FitTech Company


Emma will share seismic shifts as fitness has broadened to health and wellness during the pandemic. Emma looks forward to discussing how connected and digital fitness has changed customers’ expectations, the period of acceleration and consolidation we now find ourselves in, the power of partnership, and how the “great re-engagement can replace the great resignation.”




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Sara HodsonSara Hodson

Presidents of FIC; President of LIVEWELL Exercise Clinic 


Sara will be outlining the mindset needed for the fitness industry and why we need to stop comparing ourselves to 2020. Sara will also review the new Global Report that indicates how in Canada, a $2000 investment in moving no fit to low fit is a huge opportunity. 




Want to get in touch with Sara?

Ryan Mallough

Vice President, Legislative Affairs (Ontario), Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)


Ryan will be sharing the national Canadian small business recovery plan by CFIB.





Want to get in touch with Ryan?

Steven MannSteven Mann

Account Director, 4Global 


Steven will be sharing a big announcement for the fitness industry regarding creating the Canadian fitness industry social value calculator. This information will be key to our industry’s lobbying efforts and develop a healthier country. 


Want to get in touch with Steven?

Sarker-TrishaTrisha Sarker

Executive Director of FIC 


Trisha will be sharing the importance of unity and working together to build a stronger industry. She will also be sharing the importance of showcasing leaders in our industry and the honour of receiving the Canadian Fitness Industry Leadership Award.

Want to get in touch with Trisha?

Carl Ulmer

Managing Partner & Director of Operations, Club 16 Trevor Linden Fitness and She’s Fit!; Treasurer of FIC


Carl will be reviewing the current issue of staffing shortages in the fitness industry and how to build trust through times of adversity. He will also be discussing inflation and how to manage your overhead through inflation and interest hikes.


Want to get in touch with Carl?

Fitness Industry Council of Canada (FIC) is the not-for profit trade association that represents the voice of fitness facility operators across Canada. Representing more than 6,000 facilities with more than six-million members nationwide, FIC pursues a legislative agenda in the hope of bettering the fitness industry for both consumers and operators. FIC aims to work with both industry and government to improve the health and physical activity levels of Canadians.

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