Pre and Post Conference Workshops

Registration is closed for Pre and Post Conference sessions.

Register for a stand-alone workshop, or extend your BCFit'17 experience. These workshops are available for all - delegates and non delegates alike.

This year's workshops are offered at different locations around the lower mainland. From 2 hour workshops to full day sessions, there are 6 pre and post conference workshops to choose from.

Pleae note: Due to limited space, pre-registration is required. On-site registration will not be available! Online registration will close today at 12 noon.

View Pre-Conference Sessions - Sept 15

View Post-Conference Sessions - Sept 17


September 15 — Pre Conference Sessions

PC1: Emergency First Aid and CPR Re-certification

Presented by:

First Aid Sponsor


5:30 — 10 pm  |  Delbrook Community Recreation Centre, 851 West Queens Road, North Vancouver  |  $60

Is it time for you to recertify in First Aid and CPR? Here’s your chance to do so with the team at Trauma Tech.
This condensed workshop is only available for those recertifying.

PC2: Dementia in Your Fitness Classes

Presented by:
Jan Robson, Alzheimer’s Society of BC, and
Gail Roxburgh, Personal Trainer and Cognitive Fitness Facilitator

7 — 9 pm  |  Delbrook Community Recreation Centre, 851 West Queens Road, North Vancouver  |  2 CECs  |  $10

If you have seniors in your fitness classes, you will be faced with dementia sooner or later. Understanding
dementia and learning effective communication strategies that will help you maintain a connection with
the person with dementia will give you the confidence to include those with dementia in a respectful and
encouraging way. Learn the basics and then try them out in a mock fitness class.


September 17 — Post Conference Sessions

PC3: Body Positivity

Presented by:
Gillian Goerzen

2 — 4 pm  |  Delbrook Community Recreation Centre, 851 West Queens Road, North Vancouver  |  2 CECs  |  $42

Fitness is a means to an end for most people – a method or tool to help them “lose 10lbs” or “get toned.” But what if fitness was a core value, and living a healthy lifestyle wasn’t a “nice to have”, but a non-negotiable part of your client’s lifestyle? How would that shift their relationship with active living and fitness, and how would it impact their results, and your bottom line?

In this 2-hour workshop we will explore how we, as fitness professionals, can utilize a body positive coaching approach to affect change with our clients. We will examine how it is possible to take the focus off the physical results and put it back onto the health outcomes. We will take a step out of the box as fitness professionals and consider how we can educate, market to, and impact change for our clients by developing a unique approach that incorporates body positivity. In this action oriented workshop you will look at a variety of strategies and approaches for programming and services that enable you to set yourself apart from the norm and attract clients who are ready to make a lasting change.

PC4: YogaFit for Kids

Presented by:
Christa Norgren

8:30 am — 6:30 pm  |   Steve Nash Downtown Sports Club, 610 Granville Street, Vancouver  |  9 CECs  |  $359

In this all-day workshop, you will learn how to create child-appropriate yoga classes that are playful, creative, fun and functional. Over the course of the day, you will learn how to teach YogaFit Kids using a variety of techniques including games, share circles, breath work, and visualization to calm the mind and relieve stress. Help children and teens alike, to develop confidence and strength through instruction in basic poses, breathing techniques and mindful movement!

Thanks to Equipment Sponsor: 

PC5: Suspension Training – Setting your Standard

Presented by:
Tag Dundas

12 — 4 pm  |  Steve Nash Fitness World North Shore, 1989 Marine Drive, North Vancouver  |  4 CECs  |  $125

Learn from a TRX master trainer how to create effective lesson plans and program designs using suspension
training. Leave with a “done-for-you” lesson plan to put your learning into action immediately. You will walk
away able to make suspension training accessible to every client, regardless of their ability level.

Thanks to Equipment Sponsor: 


PC6: Cycling for Performance

Presented by:

Krista Popowych


This workshop has been CANCELLED.


Thank you to our Sponsors!

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