Register now for Saskatchewan's #1 Fitness Conference!
On November 4, 2023, SaskMilk SaskFit will provide Fitness Leaders with an opportunity to enhance their professional development, while obtaining 12 approved Continuing Education Credits (CECs) towards their fitness certifications. The sessions will feature a combination of workshop and lecture based presentations hosted by local and national fitness professionals.
You’ll be engaged with informative and positive sessions that feature unique presenters, leaving you feeling motivated, inspired and eager to influence change in your home communities.
Wet and Wonderful Barre - Wendy McCormick
Join Wendy McCormick, Barre Above Master Trainer and YMCA Canada Aquafit Trainer, as we explore the benefits of incorporating Barre movements in the water environment.
You’ll be able to blend bits and pieces into your favourite class plan, or create a whole experience based on Barre principles and techniques.
Either way, your participants will enjoy the gentle movement options that focus on mobility, flexibility and mindfulness.
Body Weight Blitz - Lisa Mastracchio
Bodyweight training has become a very popular “go-to” method of training. However, this effective and accessible training method can easily become repetitive and mundane.
Are you tired of recycling squats, lunges, and push-ups? Are you running out of ideas on how to train your clients at home or outdoors using nothing but their bodies?
Join Lisa’s Body weight Blitz to re-ignite the flame on this the simple yet challenging training method. Your body is the equipment, your space is the gym… your results are waiting!
Boosting Brain Health: The Role of Exercise on Mild Cognitive Impairment - Lisa Workman
With the Canadian population aging, it is imperative that Fitness Leaders are equipped to work with individuals dealing with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Have you noticed your clients struggling? Although not always a precursor to dementia, MCI has its own set of challenges. A growing body of research is linking physical activity to cognitive engagement activities as an essential tool to help those affected with MCI. Join Lisa as she presents the evidence and shares program examples, in a fun and interactive session.
Movement Session: Yogility - Shirley Berthelet
Join us for a combination of yoga postures to stretch the muscles and mobility exercises to generally improve ease of movement.
Create Sensational Themes for Fresh Fitness Experiences - Wendy McCormick
If your idea of a theme class is limited to a playlist and a costume, you could use some additional tools. Learn how to effectively plan a theme for your fitness experiences using 10 elements Wendy outlines to enhance the fun factor, create community, motivate & inspire clients. When creating theme-based classes it’s important to know how to select and integrate the ideas, while keeping participants safe and delivering an outstanding fitness experience that still delivers results.
Be the Change - Candace Jones
This generation is the most diverse and well-educated generation yet. Health is no longer just about the physical body. “Traditional” ideas of what health looks like are being challenged, and rightfully so. Mental health and wellness have never been more prevalent. It is generally accepted that health and wellness is not limited to the physical body, it is a whole package. Mind, Body, and Energy. As Fitness professionals we need to recognize that some of our fundamental teachings are being questioned and challenged. E.g., BMI, body shape, elitism, and representation in fitness etc.
This presentation is meant to shine a light on some of the fitness industry’s beliefs and values, are these beliefs based on facts, do they benefit ALL of our diverse participants or are these beliefs based in media propaganda and outdated tradition. It is meant to create conversations and changes, in hopes of creating a more inclusive and safer environment for our participants. Benefiting not only the individual but society as a whole.
The Lessons Yoga Teaches Us - Shirley Berthelet
“For me, the yamas and niyama’s are about laying the ground rules for our journey towards union, harmony, and wholeness. They are about living in right relationship with others, the earth, and ourselves. They are the foundational guide to our practice both on and off the mat.” (Deborah Adele)
This workshop led by Shirley Berthelet will take a deeper look at our beloved Yama’s and Niyama’s and what they teach us about our yoga practice, ourselves and how to integrate those lessons into the classes we teach. As yoga instructors and fitness leaders we try to impart to our student’s information that will impact their wellbeing. What greater way to do that than to involve their bodies in the process of the lesson! A true experience of ‘Mind, Body & Spirit.’
HardWired – Discover your Movement Potential - Avery Van Blaircom
The human body is intricately built and is capable of performing amazing feats, however understanding the body, while fascinating, can be increasingly frustrating. With the complexity of the human body, trying to connect the dots on how it all works can be extremely overwhelming. There are thousands of different variations of movement that we can perform based on fundamental human patterns. Before we can touch any of these potential capabilities, we must first understand how to control what we have available to us through biology, giving us the ability to generate both optimal and efficient movement.
HardWired works by learning to control our body from the inside out, simplifying movement, resulting in increased confidence and ability. These principles of movement have and continue to help not only myself but also hundreds of clients who continue to climb toward their full potential. Movement does not need to be difficult or overly complicated. We are designed to move the way we do for a reason; learning to use our body to its full potential is a powerful thing. My name is Avery Van Blaricom and I would like to share the fundamental movement strategies that provide us the opportunity to be in the driver's seat of our own body
The Role of Fitness Leaders in Supporting Inclusion - Crystal Toth
This session will discuss the role that fitness leaders play in ensuring physical activity is accessible for everyone. We will look at barriers to participation (physical, social, emotional, and cognitive), ways to reduce barriers to participation, and ways to advocate for inclusion. We will also discuss the scope of practice of fitness leaders, and where their role begins and ends. This session will look at the full process of class development, including class promotion. The fitness leader participant will take away an understanding of barriers their participants may face, as well as tools to begin supporting inclusive movement.
For any questions related to this event, contact:
SPRA Active Living Consultant