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Schedule At-a-Glance

Earn 1 CEC for each Learning Session (3 each day),

Day 1 (Sept 28)

Day 2 (Sept 29)

Day 3 (Sept 30)

Keynote: Leading with a Coach-Approach: Post-Pandemic Connections
presented by Christine McLeod

Improve and Re(A)lign Posture: Tools for Virtual and In-Person Coaching
presented by Kim Bond

Low Impact Training: How Do I Make It Work for My Clients?
presented by Dylan Kay and Jody Sandler

Avoiding Digital Burnout
presented by Daniela Tempesta

Block Therapy for Lower Back & Hip: Fascia Release
presented by Cassidy Papaioannou

Infuse Your Aquatic Program with Yoga and Stretches
presented by Charlene Kopansky

Diversity & Inclusion Education for Fitness Professionals
presented by Daljit Sidhu

Band-tastic
presented by Traci Addison
Working with Older Adults, How Scared Should I Be?
presented by Brenda Adams and Debbie Cheong


 

Day 1 – September 28

TIME

SESSION

1:15 pm – 2:30 pm

Keynote: Leading with a Coach-Approach: Post-Pandemic Connections presented by Christine McLeod

1 CEC

You have been hit hard by the effects of the pandemic. Your clients have too. Mental and physical heath have never been more important as we move through the months ahead and you are that trusted advisor your clients will rely on to help them reach those goals. Moving from a constant state of stress-response to a mindful focus on personal wellness is not easy at the best of times- now your clients are looking to YOU as that coach in a post-pandemic wellness journey. How you need to BE and what you need to DO are critical and will set both you and your clients up for the success you both need and deserve as we leave the last year in the rearview mirror to look ahead.

2:45 pm  3:30 pm

Avoiding Digital Burnout presented by Daniela Tempesta

1 CEC

The pandemic has had us pivoting all aspects of life to a more digital experience, and has made digital burnout more prevalent than ever. As our focus in the industry is service to others, we are now providing that service digitally. It is easy to get caught in the rat race of content creation, live-streaming, online sessions and media branding.  These are all fantastic ways to build and maintain your business, until they become all-consuming and negatively impact your wellbeing. This session will unpack the dangers of digital burnout, as well as expose the warning signs to watch out for, and provide tips for a more balanced living.

3:45 pm  4:30 pm

Diversity and Inclusion Education Workshop for Fitness Professionals presented by Daljit Sidhu

1 CEC

This online session, designed for fitness professionals, focuses on the important aspects of diversity to help identify barriers that diverse populations face. Learn to become proficient in how to securely integrate newcomers into fitness facilities. Learn how to approach and engage newcomers, and walk away with a better understanding of how to ensure diverse populations can participate in fitness, sport and recreation within an inclusive, safe and respectful environment.

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Day 2 – September 29

TIME

SESSION

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

Improve and Re(A)lign Posture: Tools for Virtual and In-Person Coaching presented by Kim Bond

1 CEC

Learn an easy-to-apply, pain-free, small muscle building body alignment program that can be done in any FIT PRO setting, with the advantage of an easy transition to virtual coaching. You will walk away with a 4-week program plan that you can start with your clients the very next day.

Equipment Required:

  • Stick (can be a broom stick/thick branch)
  • Towel (regular size)
  • Theraband (flat band)
  • Loop Band (small circle band)

2:30 pm  3:15 pm

Block Therapy for Lower Back & Hip presented by Cassidy Papioannou

1 CEC

When we lay on the Block we 'panini press' our soft tissue for fascia release, penetrating deeper than softer devices. Fascia can become dense and unyielding in our body, causing decreased blood flow and flexibility, respectively. Like well-worn ruts on a road, once they've been laid, it is really hard to change them. Increased tightness in the soft tissue of hips and pelvis affect everything up the chain, particularly the low back.

In this session, you will learn a unique method of remediating one of the most common and difficult-to-treat causes of low back pain to help your clients move beyond their sticking points into a new range, for a new challenge.

Equipment Required:

  • ONE OF:  A foam roller, Yoga cork or foam block (4"x6"x9" or 3"x6"×9")
  • Yoga ball or other cylindrical object, like  metal water bottle (no frozen water bottles)
  • A tightly rolled up yoga mat

3:30 pm  4:30 pm

Band-tastic presented by Traci Addison

1 CEC

Participants will HIIT all levels of Band-tastic in this circuit style class. Each station takes you through beginner to advance options of full body exercises, utilizing a variety of different types of bands. This muscle pumping, heart pounding class have your participants breathless and begging for more!

Equipment Required:

  • Mini Bands Handle bands (such as Stroops)
  • Exercise Mat

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Day 3 – September 30

TIME

SESSION

9:15 am  10:15 am

Low Impact Training: How Do I Make It Work for My Clients? presented by Dylan Kay and Jody Sandler

1 CEC

This workshop will review what low impact training is and why this type of moderate exercise is effective. You will leave this workshop with some exercises in your toolbox, along with cueing techniques to help your clients perform at their best. 

10:30 am  11:15 am

Infuse Your Aquatic Program with Yoga and Stretches presented by Charlene Kopansky

1 CEC

Explore the integration of Aqua Infused Yoga Poses and Stretches within a regular aqua fitness class to enhance full range of motion, deepen body awareness, increase core stability, improve posture and strengthen balance both in chest deep water.

11:30 am  12:30 pm

Working with Older Adults - How Scared Should I Be? presented by Brenda Adams and Debbie Cheong

1 CEC

This session will start by addressing some of the fears that fitness leaders often have about working with older adults. What if I hurt them? What if I push them too hard? How do I keep them safe? We will then move into how to adapt your teaching/training safely into the virtual environment. Older Adults have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and many are anxious about rejoining indoor programs. Virtual programs allow them to participate in the comfort of their own home. You will explore practical strategies to motivate, engage and lead your Older Adult participants in this virtual space. And finally, the session will end with some live Q&A.

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Fitness Professional Award and Fitness Café – Networking Social led by the BCFit'21 Planning Committee

1 CEC

Join us to celebrate and applaud BCRPA's Fitness Professional of the Year.

Then stay for the fun and games! Make new connections, chat with friends and colleagues, and share in some conversation and laughter!

All Delegates are welcome!

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Thank you to the Planning Committee!

Debra Wilson, Strathcona Regional District

  • BCRPA Registered Fitness Leader in Weight Training (SFL), Aquatic Fitness (SFL), Group Fitness (SFL), Older Adult Fitness, and Fitness Theory

Elena Verescu, North Vancouver Recreation Commission, West Vancouver Community Centre, Fitness World

  • BCRPA Registered Fitness Leader in Group Fitness (SFL), Personal Training, Weight Training, and Fitness Theory

Ginny Dunnill, Barre Fitness and Shift + Lift Fitness

  • BCRPA Registered Fitness Leader in Yoga Fitness, Group Fitness, and Fitness Theory

Jaimee Stokes, City of Mission 

  • BCRPA Registered Fitness Leader in Yoga Fitness (TFL),  Personal Training (SFL), Group Fitness (SFL), Weight Training (SFL), Older Adult Fitness, and Fitness Theory

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