Mental Wellness Education

It’s been over 400 days since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. While all humans are experiencing the pandemic, the truth is, as individuals we are experiencing the pandemic differently. You may be feeling fear, anxiety, grief, frustration, or any number of challenging emotions. You may also feel like you are thriving right…

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Breaking Body Biases – Weight-Inclusive Fitness Resources

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“I never thought I could be a fitness professional because my body wasn’t ‘perfect’ enough.” This personal experience, and others like it, came through the participant comments at canfitpro’s recent Online FitPro event. The session was Breaking Body Biases to Empower Inclusive Fitness in support of canfitpro’s ongoing commitment to body diversity and weight neutral…

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My Hero, My Daughter

I found myself a few years back consumed in a sandwich society situation where I was balancing far too much on my shoulders. I was caring for my elderly mother, working a full time monotonous, solitary job as a transcriptionist/editor, and caring for my small family. I had gained a significant amount of weight which…

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Returning to Fitness Post-Injury

We have seen this scenario many times. Your client gets injured and spends time in rehab. They have worked with their physio and are ready for more, now what? Many clients are in that limbo of finishing rehab but not ready for running, strength training, and circuits. They have tried running five kilometers, attended a cross fit class, or attempted their usual sets and reps and it’s just not working. They are in pain,…

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Is The Fitness Industry Failing Those With Obesity?

Despite a plethora of gyms and diet solutions offered in our communities, obesity is still on the rise. In August 2020, Obesity Canada released its newest clinical practice guidelines. As a fitness professional, this article highlighted just how much the fitness industry is failing Canadians with excess weight. Rather than helping people with obesity, many fitness solutions may be…

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LeadHERship Resources: A Reading and Listening List From Women Who Influence

LeadHERship

Leaders read and readers lead. You may have heard this leadership correlation in the past. The right piece of content can shift your perspective, spark an idea, or create an opportunity just when you need it. Throughout the Women Who Influence event on March 8, 2021, the presenters shared powerful strategies to help attendees face…

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Minimizing Security Risks for Online Workouts

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By Jordan MacAvoy, VP of Marketing, Reciprocity Labs  In many parts of the world, fitness facilities have been ordered to close down to curb the spread of COVID-19. This has led many gyms and studios to online classes. Moving your fitness practice online is challenging, especially if you have no idea about creating videos. Delivering classes through…

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Meet Our Members: Dan Doiron

Meet our Members

Dan Doiron is a finalist for canfitpro’s Got Talent 2020. Why did you choose canfitpro? In 2008, at 50 years old, I decided to start a solo music career and I realized that if I was going to have the energy and health to finally follow my lifelong passion I needed to become more fit.…

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Meet our Members: Cher Obediah

Meet our Members

Cher Obediah is the winner of canfitpro’s Got Talent 2020 Why did you choose canfitpro? I chose canfitpro because it offers a comprehensive program and supportive path for industry professionals. As an intimidated novice new to the field, I wanted to feel confident in my leadership role as a fitness instructor. The mechanics and methodology…

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Meditation to Support Fitness

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BY DAISY MOSS Meditation can mean different things to different people, but something that most people who practice meditation have in common is that it has greatly helped them in some way. One-way meditation can help is through its ability to improve your mental health, and therefore, your physical fitness. Incorporating as little as 10…

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