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The SPRA Fitness Division approves a variety of courses offered by outside agencies. These courses provide knowledge and instructional techniques to keep SPRA fitness leaders up to date with trends and information relevant to the Fitness Industry in Canada. The courses posted below are approved by the SPRA Fitness Division for Continuing Education Credits (CECs) towards your recertification.

All SPRA Fitness Leaders must submit 12 CECs every 2 years as part of the recertification process.

Click here for a chart that depicts how CEC applications are assessed. It includes a list of CEC categories and details and the corresponding number of CECs that are awarded for each.Individuals must complete a CEC Application Form in order to receive credits from SPRA for items listed below, with the exception of the annual SaskFit Conference or courses that have been assigned CECs below.


Applying for CECs

If you have attended a course not listed below and would like to know if it qualifies for CECs please fill out the CEC Application for Fitness Leaders Form.  Please remember that the SPRA Fitness Division does require proof of attendance on all courses put forward as CECs for recertification purposes.

If you are a course instructor and would like to know how many CECs your course is worth and have it posted here, please fill out the CEC Application for Instructors Form. Please return all forms to the SPRA office with the requested accompanying materials.


Upcoming CEC Opportunities

Specialty Workshops


Train the Core Safely 
Date:  Monday May 22, 2017
Time:   12:30-4:30 p.m.
Location:  North West Leisure Centre, Regina, SK
Instructor: Laurie Idema-Wood
Cost:  $159 ($166.95 with GST) Early Bird Price Before May 1, 2017
            $179 after May 1, 2017 ($196.90 with GST)
CEC's:  4 
Train the Core Safely and Effectively utilizing body weight, the Bender Ball, and the Gliding Discs!  This course is research based and suitable for fitness instructors, group trainers, or those who have and interest in furthering their knowledge in core training.  The registration fee includes a Bender Ball and one set of Gliding Discs. 
For more information or to register read the registration form

Urban Poling
Date:  Friday June 2, 2017
Time:  2 times to choose from
8 a.m. – 12 p.m.  or  12:30 -4:30 p.m.
Location:  Royal University Hospital
CECs:  4
Presenter:  Kimberly Willison
Cost  $189.99 for one or $250.00 for both
Includes 1 pair of Urban Poles (retail $99), manual, instruction and wholesale pricing on poles.
For more information view this poster.
To register please call (306) 229-9094 or email cm_kimberlywillison@hotmail.com

P90X LIVE
Date:
  June 4, 2017
Time:  9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location:  Regina
Cost:  $249.00 U.S.
P90XLIVE is a total body, cardio and strength training class that uses free weights, resistance bands or just your own body weight.  It is pre-formatted workout that offers group strength in a group fitness setting.  Workouts can be modified for a wide range of fitness leavels and abilities.
To Register or for more information please contact course instructor, Jacqueline Tuffs at getjacqued@SaskTel.net or call (306) 460-5612


Building Strength in your Fitness Classes
Date:  June 14 and 21, 2017  (Wednesdays)
Time:  5 – 9 p.m. (total 8 hours)
Location:  City Hospital Side Room Cafeteria
Cost:  $99.00
CECs:  6
For more information or to register view this registration form.


Tabata Bootcamp 2017
Date: 
 July 2, 2017
Time:  8:15 a.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Location:  Mind's Eye Yoga Center (6855 Rochdale Blvd) 
Cost:  $299.00 plus GST
CEC's:  6
Check out this poster for more information or to register.  Registration is on a first come first basis and is limited to 8 participants.

The 1st Annual Canada Conference on Sports Nutrition and Training
(Presented by the International Society of Sports Nutrition)
Date:  Saturday, September 16, 2017
Location:  University of Regina.
CECs:  6
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Fitness Yoga Teacher Training

Two (2) Saskatchewan Yoga Teacher Training courses are approved for the Fitness Yoga Designation and Twelve (12) CEC's for SPRA.

1) Namaskar Yoga Teacher Training in Saskatoon
2)  FYI - Fitness Yoga Instructor Training through BreatheMoveBe

Namaskar Yoga - Saskatoon
Instructor: Kathleen Podiluk, E-RYT, RPYT, RYS - Yoga Alliance
Cost: $345.00 per course
CECs: 12 per course
Location:  Saskatoon
Dates:
Teaching Basic Asanas:  September 9-10, 2017 (New Date)
Teaching Intermediate Asanas: May 12 - 13, 2018 (New Date)
Teaching Advanced Asanas:  August 12-13, 2017
Teaching to Specific Groups: May 13-14, 2017
For more information on all courses, please visit Namaskar Yoga Saskatoon or email kathleenyoga@gmail.com

FYI - Fitness Yoga Instructor
Instructor: Shirley Berthelet SPRA,RYT, YfR (Yoga for Runners)  & Leanne Parsons RYT, YfR 
Cost: $350.00 per module
CEC's:  12 per module
Location: Esterhazy
Dates:
Module 1 - Laying the Foundation:  None at this time
Module 2 - Expanding the Base:  None at this time
Module 3 - Yoga for Athletes:  June 2 - 4, 2017
For more information on all courses, please visit Breathemovebe or email running@breathemovebe.ca  To review Poster

Fitness Yoga Workshops

Fitness / Vinyasa / Power Yoga for Athletes 
Date:  September 30, 2017
Time:  9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Lunch on the mat.  8 contact hours.
Location:  Namaskar Yoga Saskatoon
Fee:  $165 (includes gst)
CEC's:
Instructor:  Kathleen Podiluk, E-RYT Yoga Alliance Lead Teacher Trainer 

Description: This workshop will provide training to develop and teach safe, fun and energetic fitness yoga classes specifically designed to safely and effectively increase strength, overall fitness and performance levels and reduce injuries for athletes and active fitness yoga participants.  Prerequisite: Level 1 Basic Asanas Certification 
Contact:  namaksaryoga.sk@gmail.com   Website:  namaskaryogasaskatoon.com


Restorative Yoga Workshop
Date:  October 1, 2017
Time:  9 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Lunch on the mat   8 contact hours
Location:  Namaskar Yoga Saskatoon
Fee:  $165 (includes gst)
Instructor:  Kathleen Podiluk, E-RYT Yoga Alliance Lead Teacher Trainer, Certified Restorative Yoga Instructor
CEC's:  6

Description:  Restorative Yoga involves supported, longer held postures and relaxing breathing techniques.  It can be practiced during times of stress, fatigue, or at any time to help us to re-center and bring balance to our regular yoga practice and busy lifestyle.

Kathleen Podiluk. E-RYT, RPYT, RYS, RPYS
Director, Namaskar Yoga Saskatoon
Yoga Class information Yoga Classes at Namaskar Studio
Yoga Alliance RYT Training Namaskar Yoga Teacher Training Website 


Yoga Fit Level One – Foundations
Date:  October 21 – 22, 2017
Time:  8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Location:  Regina – Sportplex –Fieldhouse
Cost  C$429.00 Early Bird  (ends Sept 20, 2017)   Regular:C$459.00  (Sept 21 – Oct 12) Last minute: C$489.00 (effective Oct 13, 2017)
CECs:  12
Level One Is the first step on the path toward becoming a yoga teacher or simply deepening your practice,  Level One provides the tools to create inspiring vinyasa yoga classes grounded in proper alignment and the safety of exercise science.

Note: In order to receive a Certificate of Completion for Level One, you must also complete eight hours of practice teaching as a community service, in which you bring the gift of yoga, free of charge, to individuals who would not normally be exposed to yoga on a regular basis.  
For more information call (855) 607 - 9642   or email info@yogafitcanada.com   
Go to the website yogafit.com to register.


Yoga Fit Anatomy and Alignment
Date:  Nov 25 – 26, 2017
Time:  8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Location:  Regina  Sportplex-Fieldhouse
Cost: C$429.00 Early Bird (ends Sept 20)  Regular  C$459.00 , Last minute C$489.00 (effective Oct 13, 2017)
CECs:  12
This two day interactive module explores the musculoskeletal anatomy and biomechanics you need to know in order to safely and effectively teach hatha yoga classes.
For more information call  (855) 607-9642  or email info@yogafitcanada.com 
Go to the website yogafit.com to register.

Aqua

If you have any question about the courses listed below, please call the contact provided.

Canadian Aqua Fitness Leadership Alliance (CALA) provides high quality training in aquafitness and aquatic rehabilitation.  

Courses:
CALA Foundations of Vertical Water Training Pre-Requisite Course:  12 CECs
CALA Group Aqua Fitness Leadership Specialty Training Course:  12 CECs

Please visit http://www.calainc.org/Upcoming/upcoming.htm for a list of upcoming dates.