Fitness Conference

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Join us at 鶹ýAV for our Spring Fitness Conference on April 6, 2024. The full day of workshops is perfect for industry professionals looking to get their BCRPA CEC’s and renewal credits or those who have an interest in exploring fitness education. Take part in some great offerings from some of the top TFL’s from around the province, and network with other like-minded individuals to discover opportunities for your fitness education journey.

Event details

When
Saturday, April 6, 2024 at 9:30am

Where
鶹ýAV New Westminster campus
700 Royal Avenue

Contact information


Registration for the 2024 Fitness Conference is now open. Register before March 1 for the Early Bird Rate of $99.

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Schedule & workshops

Session 1 (9:30–10:40am)

Session 1 (9:30–10:40am)

Yoga Inspired Stretching

Instructor 
Jaimee Stokes

CRN 
21074

Description 
Stretching and yoga can help ease pain, reduce muscle tension and increase flexibility and mobility.  Join us for this workshop where you will learn how personal trainers can properly instruct and modify common yoga postures in class or with their clients. It will include a series of pose breakdowns with specific emphasis on commonly misguided or misunderstood poses, that will help you in working with clients of all ages.

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Session 2 (10:50am–12:00pm)

Session 2 (10:50am–12:00pm)

Speed, Agility & Quickness Drills for Warms & Cool-Downs

Instructor 
Mario Luongo

CRN 
21074

Description 
The first part of this session will focus on the principles behind warm-ups and cool-downs including the physiological changes that occur when warm-ups are performed properly.  Various types of warm-ups including Passive, General, Dynamic and Specific will be defined and conducted by the group. The second portion of this session will focus on Speed, Agility and Quickness Drills. Participants will come to recognize the versatility of speed, agility and quickness drills and how they can be incorporated into a warm-up, training session and/or simply stand on their own. This session will end with an emphasis on the importance of incorporating an appropriate cool-down

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Lunch (12–12:20pm)

Lunch (12–12:20pm)

Lunch will be provided.

Session 3 (12:20–1:30pm)

Session 3 (12:20–1:30pm)

Age Well: Empowering Healthy Aging of Canadians

Instructor 
Patric Goncalves

CRN 
21074

Description 
In Canada, with a growing aging population, this workshop becomes particularly pertinent as it equips professionals with essential tools to address health and mobility challenges faced by seniors, thereby enhancing their quality of life and contributing to the promotion of healthy aging practices within this demographic.

The workshop provides crucial insights into tailored physical exercises for seniors, simplifying complex concepts for practical strategies addressing the unique needs of elderly individuals. Exploring safe, functional exercises targeting common issues like flexibility, balance, and muscle strength, attendees will have an idea on what to consider when creating personalized, age-appropriate fitness routines, emphasizing accessibility, gradual progression, and improved overall well-being. 

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Session 4 (1:40–2:50pm)

Session 4 (1:40–2:50pm)

Movement Assessments and Identifying Supporting Movements

Instructor 
Brendan Carrigan

CRN 
21074

Description 
This workshop will give Personal Trainers the expertise to use multi-joint movements for physical assessments. It will help them identify mistakes in common techniques, and incorporate exercises into their program to help them master more complex exercises. They will learn to teach these movements while being mindful of their whole body and not only the working muscles. This should help fitness leaders answer questions such as: Why should someone be aware of their upper body while squatting? Why should someone be aware of their lower body while performing a bench press? What other movements and lifts support these? How does this transfer into everyday life?

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Session 5 (3–4:10pm)

Session 5 (3–4:10pm)

Changing Lifestyles – One Chronic Condition at a Time

Instructor 
Shannon Whieldon

CRN 
21074

Description 
Metabolic syndrome is a chronic metabolic condition that includes a cluster of risk factors for cardiovascular disease, including obesity, hypertension, high blood pressure, diabetes and more.  It can have devastating effects on all organs of the body but is preventable and reversible. Find out how the personal trainer can help. In this workshop, you will learn:

  • What is Metabolic Syndrome.
  • What causes it.
  • What puts you at risk.
  • The role of the personal trainer in diagnosing, treating and preventing Metabolic Syndrome.
  • How Metabolic Syndrome relates to Hypertension and Diabetes.

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