canfitpro 2015

canfitpro 2015

Each year I attend the Canadian Fitness Professionals (canfitpro) Toronto Conference and Trade Show. Registered members, like myself, are required to complete education credits to maintain their certifications. We do this by attending workshops, lectures or trainings. The Toronto event also includes the trade show where we can purchase new equipment at a discount.

I thought I would give you a highlight of some of the presentations I enjoyed. These presenters have resources on their sites that may guide you on your journey to becoming more balanced.

Kathy Smart | Live the Smart Way
After being diagnosed with celiac at a young age, Kathy realized that her life’s mission was to help others with the disease or gluten sensitivity. Kathy is an entertaining presenter that truly has a passion to share her knowledge and help others.

Drew Hume | Navina
I took two sessions with Drew: Thai Yoga Massage and Ayurveda & Food. Both were insightful and encouraged me to explore these topics in more detail. I was surprised how relaxing Thai Yoga Massage is for both the giver and the receiver. My hope is that my husband will learn a bit so I can get some assisted stretching at home.

Dai Manuel | aka The Moose is Loose 
Given that Sprouting Balance is a new business and does have an Internet presence, I felt it was important to learn a little bit more about social media. I do hope that his sessions are offered again in 2016 as there are others that I did not get to take.

Jully Black | Artist/Presenter 
I have to admit that I didn’t understand why canfitpro decided to invite Jully Black for the closing ceremonies. What does a musician have to say about fitness? I was presently surprised by a beautiful presentation that included stories about perseverance intermingled with her powerful songs. By the end, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.

canfitpro 2015 - Jully Black

These are merely highlights and an opportunity for you to check out some passionate people in the health and wellness field. You can also check out the hashtag #worldfitnessexpo on twitter to see what my fellow participants found worthy of sharing.

Looking for some ideas on recipes, organization or things to do with your Lil Sprout? Come check out my Pinterest page and the things that inspire me to become more balanced.

In the comments, please share articles that you read this week that helped you SPROUT some BALANCE! And remember to follow us and SPROUT a conversation on Twitter – @sproutbalance

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