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SaskFit 2021 Keynote

The Success-Energy Equation: How to Regain Focus, Recharge Your Life, and Really Get Sh!t Done

Presenter: Michelle Cederberg

Friday, Nov. 5, 2021

7:00 - 8:00 PM

In an age of disengagement, distraction and fatigue exacerbated by the waning pandemic, how we work and live has been tested. In the keynote session, Michelle Cederberg shares research from her newest book The Success-Energy Equation that will help you regain focus, recharge your life, and really get sh!t done, with confidence and optimism on your side.

About Michelle Cederberg: For over 17 years, Certified Speaking Professional Michelle Cederberg has captivated audiences across North America with her empowering and humorous messages about how to set worthwhile goals, get energized for success, and live a bigger life. An in-demand speaker, author, coach and consultant, she believes that personal and professional success is directly influenced by how well we harness the physical, mental and emotional capacity we each have within us. She holds a Masters in Kinesiology, a BA in Psychology, a specialization in Health and Exercise Psychology, is a Certified Exercise Physiologist, a Certified Professional Co-Active Life Coach, and an ORSC-Trained Team Coach.

2021 Sessions

Become a Rockstar Fitness Leader Using the 3 F's Paradigm

Presenter: Jana Danielson

Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021

8:15 - 9:15 AM

This session will cover the Fix, Foundation, and Fun Movement Paradigm. We will learn about alignment, posture, fascia and the role that we as educators must play in mindful, purposeful movement.

Wave Warrior (Aquatic Session)

Presenter: Jenni Lynn Patterson

Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021

9:30 - 10:30 AM

Whether your aqua class is 30, 45 or 60 minutes long, you can get your students the calorie and muscle burn they want each time they come to class. Join Jenni as she walks you through a total body aquatic workout that takes interval training to the next level by combining strength, cardio, flexibility & intense core training.

Functional Aging

Presenter: Helen Vanderburg

Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021

9:30 - 10:30 AM

By the year 2030, it is predicted that 20-25% of the total population will be over the age of 65. Fitness Leaders need to understand the importance of functional exercise programming to meet the needs of this group. Aging is inevitable but how we age is a choice. In this workshop, you will learn common concerns, corrective exercises, and programming for the aging client.

Core Explored

Presenter: Helen Vanderburg

Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021

10:45 - 11:45 AM

Take a deep dive into core training! In this session, we will discuss the current science and understanding of core training by reviewing the anatomy, function, and training of the core. Experience core conditioning in a wide variety of body positions to create innovative new exercises.

Social Media Marketing 101 for Saskatchewan’s Fitness Industry

Presenter: Ashley Drummond (Wow Factor Media)

Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021

12:15 - 1:15 PM

People are looking for what you have to offer and are using social media to facilitate their search. This session has been designed for all levels of social media marketing experience and will help you learn how to easily use social media as a tool to promote your business.

Class Design - Simplified

Presenter: Sue Staresinic

12:15-1:15 PM

Coming up with new class plans doesn’t have to be tedious and time consuming! Through this session, you will learn to confidently create HITT, bootcamp, or muscle conditioning class plans that are functional and balanced, while saving you time and sparking your creativity!

Strengthening Mental Health Through Fitness

Presenter: Nathalie Lacombe

1:30 - 2:30 PM

Fitness leaders know that our services positively impact not only physical, but also mental health. Most of us however aren’t clear as to how we should communicate the benefits of fitness on stress, anxiety, or mood disorders. Nathalie provides simple ways you can not only confidently support your participants and classes towards positive mental health within what you already offer, but also mindfully coach them to strengthening their resilience and cope with mental health challenges.

Yoga for Every-Body: Becoming a More Inclusive Yoga Teacher

Presenter: Candace Jones

2:45 - 3:45 PM

In this session, Candace will take you through designing and leading a safe and accessible multi-level yoga class, making your classes more inclusive, adapting yoga poses, and using traditional and non-traditional yoga props to enhance your student’s practice.

Equipment Frenzy

Presenter: Laurie Idema Wood

2:45 - 3:45 PM

Resistance training is one of the best medicines for your body.  Elevate the intensity of traditional exercises by incorporating dynamic portable tools. Using Bender Balls, Gliding Discs and Resistance Bands, Laurie will showcase some of her favourite exercise sequences form her repertoire. Elevate the intensity of traditional exercises by incorporating dynamic portable tools to create a challenging and results driven program.

Strengthen Your Expert E.D.G.E.: How to Revive Your Fitness Business and Thrive in a Post-Pandemic World

Presenter: Michelle Cederberg

4:15 - 5:15 PM   

The pandemic changed how our clients exercise, and our fitness businesses were impacted like never before. As people emerge from their basements, tired of online workouts and exercising alone, the work you do as a fitness professional is as important as ever, and you need to find ways to creatively re-engage. The question to ask yourself then is: How do I capitalize on my enthusiasm, education, and expertise to create a thriving business and brand in a changed fitness industry? In this session, Michelle Cederberg helps you identify and strengthen your Expert E.D.G.E.© so you can revive your fitness business and thrive in a post-pandemic world.

2021 Presenters

Jana Danielson

Jana Danielson is an award-winning wellness entrepreneur who through her own experience with physical pain turned her mess into her message.  She is an Amazon Best Selling Author, owner of Lead Pilates and Lead Integrated Health Therapies, her bricks & mortar businesses and the Metta District, her online wellness community.  She is also the creator of the Cooch Ball, the world’s first patented pelvic floor fitness tool for women. Jana has coached and consulted with thousands of women from all over the world to help improve their quality of life, their confidence and their impact in this world.

Jenni Lynn Patterson

Jenni Lynn Patterson is an AEA ATS, NSCA- CPT, CEC Provider, an International and National Aquatic Fitness Presenter and creator of S’WETTM.  She has been working one on one with clients and teaching aquatic fitness classes in New York City for over a decade. Jenni’s S’WET structure takes H.I.I.T. and strength training to a new level in the pool! She believes the perception of water fitness is transforming the way people cross train and soon ALL ages, abilities and genders will be making waves in the pool together!

Helen Vanderburg

Founder of helenvanderburg@home, education for movement professionals and co-owner of The ACADEMY fitness, yoga, spin studio and author of Fusion Workouts. With over 35 years of experience in club ownership, consulting and program development Helen is one of the most celebrated fitness personalities in the global fitness community today. Helen’s passion of fitness, health and wellness has been recognized as one of Canada’s most influential people and honored with the Women of Vision award. She is an elite athlete as a former World Champion synchronized swimmer and honored member of the Sports Hall of Fame.

Wow Factor Media

WOW Factor Media is ever-changing and evolving — dedicated to redefining the word innovation. We help businesses craft authentic and engaging experiences through branding, graphic design, strategy and marketing tools. People are looking for what you have to offer and are using social media to facilitate their search.

Sue Staresinic

Sue Staresinic is a multi-award winning, 24-year fitness industry veteran and practicing physiotherapist.  She is a canfitpro Pro Trainer who mentors and educates fitness instructors. Her energetic teaching style is featured in numerous NEWBODY master class videos and in over 300 clubs across Canada through virtual on-demand.  She is passionate about supporting leaders to confidently deliver exercise experiences that positively impact the lives of their participants.

Nathalie Lacombe

Coach and cupid of the fitness industry! Blending 25 years of international experience with degrees in psychology and exercisescience, Nathalie passionately shares her insights. She is the Vice President of the Fitness Industry Council of Canada and a canfitpro Advisory Panel Member. She uses her uniquely vibrant leadership style to make profound and lasting changes with her teams, clients, and audiences.

Candace Jones

Candace’s energy and enthusiasm is contagious. Her passion for connecting with groups creates an environment ripe for growth, learning, and self-reflection. As a veteran fitness instructor with over 10 years’ experience, she is passionate about making movement accessible to everybody and every-body. Living in what she refers to as a non-traditional yoga body, she brings personal experience to her sessions. Candace speaks passionately on creating body positive and inclusive environments specializing in the fitness and yoga world.

Laurie Idema Wood

Laurie has been teaching fitness since the 1980s and training instructors since the 1990s. She has a Kinesiology and Massage Therapy Degree and is also a Certified Exercise Physiologist, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and Yoga Instructor. At her small business, Body Connections Fitness & Massage Therapy, she offers Massage, exercise therapy, personal training and fitness classes.  In her spare time, Laurie enjoys lifting weights, hiking and biking with her family.

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