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October 2019

Alert Emergency First-Aid with CPR Level “A” + AED Recertification Course (A)

October 25 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Cost: $50 Alert Emergency First-Aid with CPR "A" + AED Recertification - This fun and interactive 3.5 hour course trains people how to react and improvise when dealing with time priority, life threatening emergencies. This course includes initial assessment, disease prevention, secondary survey, airway obstruction, adult & child CPR (Level A) and the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Recognition and first-aid treatment for heart attack, stroke, head and spine injuries, shock, bleeding, broken bones, anaphylactic shock, will also…

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Morning workout (A)

Presented by: Holly Dickinson
October 26 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
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Keynote: Chad Benson: BE (L/A)

Presented by: Chad Benson
October 26 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

What makes a great coach, trainer, kinesiologist, nutritionist or group fitness instructor? What defines exceptional service? Is it the technical skill set possessed (i.e. credentials, exceptional programming, technology & equipment)? Or is it the non technical / soft skills (i.e. effective communication, building trust, emotional intelligence, being supportive & or having great energy). While, they are both important, research shows that the non-technical interactions a person has with a client have a larger impact on the overall perception of service…

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The Good, the bad and the ugly of the new Canada Food Guide (L)

Presented by: Cordelia McFayden
October 26 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

It’s been over 10+ years since Canada’s food guide has been updated, that’s the same year Steve Jobs announced the release of the first i-Phone. Yes, a lot has changed and, in this session, we’re going to look at the evolution of the Canada food guide since its inception in 1942 to its most current iteration today. Where does the food guide excel, where does it flounder and how accessible is this new food guide to a variety of Canadians?…

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Mobility: Moving beyond static and dynamic stretching (A)

Presented by: Dustin Moore
October 26 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

This hands-on session will explore a variety of mobility drills and current trending methods focusing on optimizing your mobility training. This hands-on session will explore current trends in mobility training.

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How To Work With The Fitness Client In Pain (L)

Presented by: Steve Young & Curtis Tait
October 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Have you ever work with a client and are unsure of how to proceed with an fitness plan secondary to injuries and pain? This presentation will focus on how to manage, progress and educate the client with pain. A focus with be placed on understanding how to stage client's injury and what the best exercise approach is according to their stage of recovery. We will also explore how to work with individuals experiencing persistent pain and how to empower and…

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Isometrics: Prevent Movement for Rehabilitation & Elite Performance (L/A)

Presented by: Ryan Anderson
October 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

This session will explore Isometric training utilizing a fundamental gymnastics strength approach. Isometric exercises have long been utilized as a rehabilitation strategy and we will explore multiple positions to aid in Rehabilitation and Pre-habilitation of commonly injured areas. Promoting a balance of strength within the injured area while limiting inflammation will be the goal of the session using specific protocols. Isometrics also bring incredible amounts of strength utilizing leverage and contraction. Fundamental Gymnastic positions inherently elicit a maximal contraction of…

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The Myths, the Mysteries and the Magic of Compound Lifts (A)

Presented by: Nick Clarke
October 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

"How deep should you squat?", "Is lifting overhead dangerous?", "Is there a must-do, non-negotiable exercise?" Have you ever had questions like this? Do you know the "correct" answer? Whether you do or whether you do not, this session is for you - as long as you want to learn. It is a 100% interactive session and will mediate maximum knowledge sharing. It is designed to ensure that everyone will gets a say, all your questions discussed, if not answered. Come…

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Uncover Your Better – Whatever BETTER is for you (L/A)

Presented by: Alan Bishop
October 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Not for the Faint of Heart. If you’re looking for a workshop that has the potential to change your life, put more money in your pocket and allow you to do more of what you love to do, then don’t miss this one. Be forewarned though – you will be challenged. You will be pushed and there are no excuses allowed. Stop living according to everyone else’s rules and learn how to Uncover Your Better.

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Morning Workout (A)

October 27 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
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Keynote: Exercise: The Magic Bullet (L)

Presented by: Len Kravitz
October 27 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Join Len Kravitz in an incredible educational journey showing the physiology and dynamics of the POSITIVE effects of exercise and the top 3 health messages of 2019. This multi-media presentation will inspire, motivate and captivate. A highlight of this presentation is a thorough presentation of over 10 evidence-based strategies to help clients/students successfully adhere to their exercise program and the top 10 characteristics of highly effective exercise professionals. Throughout this presentation are many inspiring quotes from famous persons on the…

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Yoga for Athletes: Performance from the Inside-Out (A)

Presented by: Janelle Morrison
October 27 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

As an athlete, your body is not just a place that you live in, it’s the vessel you use to stretch your limits, experience joy of movement and overcome challenges to do what you previously couldn’t – or didn’t think you could! It’s essential for performance and joy of movement, that athletes tune into their bodies in order to know when to slow down, speed up, work harder or take a break. One of the biggest lessons in yoga is…

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Exercise: The Ultimate Brain Booster and Stress Reducer (L)

Presented by: Len Kravitz
October 27 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join Dr. Len Kravitz in an incredible educational journey documenting the mental health benefits of exercise. Len will present the newest research on what type of exercises improves memory, thinking, central control and brain processing. A highlight of this presentation is a practical update on how to alleviate stress and anxiety. Len will teach several stress management techniques, showing everyone how to curb stress and improve performance. This multi-media presentation will inspire, stimulate and fascinate.

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Party Fit (A)

Presented by: Véronique Mercier
October 27 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Partyfit is a trademark dance fitness system that guarantees an invigorating workout taught in a nightclub inspired environment. Partyfit is unique because of its mixology designed to maximise a desired level of fitness intensity and dance complexity. The session will include an overview of the Partyfit system, some useful tips when teaching a dance fitness class, an overview of safety cues associated with Partyfit movements, and some simple dance moves that you will be able to bring to your own…

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3DFit (A)

Presented by: Chad Benson
October 27 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Adaptable into either choreographed or non-choreographed and 45 or 60 min formats, 3DFit is designed to challenge clients from the core out. 3DFIT integrates the best of fitness, sports performance and rehab under 1 cardio strength driven class format. 3DFIT is taught in a format to accommodate men and woman ranging from low to high function. While this highly innovative NEW design brings Prepair2perform movement concepts into Group training, it will expand your fitness toolbox & set your clients up…

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Get Your Band On (A)

Presented by: Krista Popowych
October 27 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

The resistance band is like the hidden holy grail of small fitness equipment. It is easy to use, incredibly versatile and unbelievably effective! In this session, walk away with a tool box of exercises ideas that will encompass a full body workout from head to toe. Starting with the correct mechanics for use and ending with a workout that is hard to resist, this session is for everyone.

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Optimized Movement: Hinge, Lunge & Push (L)

Presented by: Chad Benson
October 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Simply stated - technique matters. These fundamental movements are rarely instructed & progressed well. Whether the training environment is rehab, PT, group fitness, athletic conditioning, or recreational activity, setting clients up for goal-based success requires systematic methods to: Observe when movement technique is compromised, Assess & ReAssess the current state of the nervous system Use this information to create a safe and highly engaged training environment via effective Coaching. This session will teach trainers to assess, muscle test, activate &…

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Punch and Crunch (A)

Presented by: Krista Popowych
October 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Are you ready to add a whole lot of 'punch' and a little 'crunch' to your next workout? This kickboxing session combines jabs, hooks, kicks, interval training, agility combinations, body weight training, core and more. Join Krista and her contagious high energy as she leads you through this no-fluff, no excuses, idea-filled cardio kickboxing session. Get ready to kick and punch it up a notch in a fun and effective way!

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Circuit Training with a Splash (A)

Presented by: Jill Amy
October 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Take your circuits to the water! Maximize your participant’s workouts with the fun exciting workout format. Take away methods to plan safe and motivating class to suit all. Maximize your aquatic workout with circuits. Equipment highlighted are: Aqua Bells, Paddles, Aquatic Dumbells, and running belts

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Exercise, Fat Loss and Weight Management: The Real Story (L)

Presented by: Len Kravitz
October 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

This engaging lecture will explain the components of metabolism and calorie burning, factors that affect resting metabolic rate and fat loss, and the latest biomedical research understandings on exercise for weight management. Len will present 8 science-based super calorie burning workouts that deliver and the best research on successful weight management from the real life biggest losers.

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The Messy Middle* and how to Inspire Clients Through It (L)

Presented by: Cordelia McFayden
October 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Transformation ain’t easy babes, that’s for sure. Working on one’s physical, mental, nutritional and spiritual health requires a level of energy and consistency that even the most dedicated clients can, and at some point, will struggle with. In this session we’ll cover the most important foundational nutritional habits that will benefit one’s life for the long-term while breaking them down into some actionable directional activities that will ensure they can show up for themselves, and you, during your time together.…

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Partner Workouts (A)

Presented by: Krista Popowych
October 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Whoever said two’s a crowd hasn’t tried training with a partner! In this workshop, experience various formats that include working in tandem (double the cooperation), side-by-side (switch it up) to creative body weight training (theirs + yours). Infuse your workouts with incredible vibes and engaging exercise ideas. Learn the best way to put together partner-training combinations to use in GX classes, personal training and small group training. Double the fun and triple the results with partner workouts.

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Cardio, Cardio Cardio… Are you Pushing the Participants Potential (A)

Presented by: Jill Amy
October 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Your Participants are putting in the work but are they making progress? Is their true potential hidden away in their “Comfort Zone”. Explore how to get them to find their upper limit and the importance of recovery. Kick the cardio up a knotch and come away with combinations for all levels of participants. Explore Aqua Bells, paddles, tethers, dumbells, running belts and more. This is a cardio challenge like no other.

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The Metabolic Effects of Resistance Training (L)

Presented by: Len Kravitz
October 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Based on a new scientifically developed research review, Len will present state-of-the art evidence for resistance training as a treatment for weight loss, post-exercise fat metabolism, type 2 diabetes, cardiometabolic health and lipoprotein-lipid profiles. In addition, we will discuss and evaluate the research results of 5 contemporary resistance training programs. A must attend lecture for any professional resistance training devotee.

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RIDE + RESTORE (A)

Presented by: Chris Csak
October 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Indoor cycling continues to be a popular and effective workout for all ages and fitness levels. Chris will lead you through a Ride + Restore session at Oak Bay Fitness. Ride + Restore combines cardiovascular exercise with restorative stretches. Proper technique and muscle engagement during indoor cycling can improve endurance and injury prevention. Intentional stretches after a cardio session can reverse the effects of muscle tightening to improve alignment and movement quality. He will detail the programming, technical mechanics, and…

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Should you Strengthen or Mobilize (L)

Presented by: Chad Benson
October 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Have you ever heard the phrase "proximal stability leads to distal mobility and strength?" Understanding this concept is essential to achieving effective movement. While mobility & foam rolling techniques are an important step in overcoming the diseases associated with automation, one major reason for lost mobility is poor stability. Adding more ROM on top of instability is dangerous, increasing the risk of injury, decreasing functional performance, and eventually causing chronic pain. In this hands-on and active seminar you'll learn how…

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