Welcome to the virtual Marketplace!

We welcome you to browse the virtual Exhibitor Booths, and visit their websites to learn more.

Thank you to all the sponsors and exhibitors for supporting BCFit®'21!

 

SPONSORS
Univerus Inc. Sport & Recreation  •  Event Technology Sponsor
LadySport and FitFirst Footwear  •  Platinum Sponsors
Human Kinetics  •  Bronze Sponsor
Lifestyle Fitness Equipment  •  Bronze Sponsor
Tower Fitness Equipment Services  •  Bronze Sponsor
TeachMovement.com  •  Keynote Sponsor
 
EXHIBITORS
Karen Harmon, Author
Block Fusion
Canadian Aquafitness Leaders Alliance Inc (CALA)
BCRPA E-Learning
Indoor Cycling Teaching Ideas
LIV North

Univerus Inc. Sport & Recreation  | Visit website | Event Technology Sponsor

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Our solutions are inspired by reputable industry professionals, who seek to provide customer-driven solutions that meet the needs of an organization well into the future. Our mission is to enable municipalities and their citizens to enjoy their city to its fullest. We will deliver forward-thinking technologies that function seamlessly behind the scenes to increase operational efficiency and improve engagement with all users. Univerus (previously MAIS Software) is committed to developing trusting relationships with our vendors and clients to ensure we deliver high standards of service and innovation to support growing communities. In business since 2015, we have been providing cloud hosted web based solutions to our customers across the globe. Contact us to learn more and see how we can help you!

For more information, contact:

Email: mgrobe@univerus.com
Phone: 604-757-1326

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LadySport and FitFirst Footwear | Visit website | Platinum Sponsor

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LadySport & Fit First Footwear provide active men & women with the most complete selection of athletic wear and shoes anywhere in Canada. With over 200 models of shoes ranging from running and tennis to sandals and dress casual, no one has to leave the store frustrated by not being able to find something! We carry a wide range of sizes from 5-13 in widths 2A-4E.

We also carry a wide selection of women's athletic clothing from sizes XS-XL. We also specialize in sports bra fitting, which can be done by any female staff member, who have been trained and understand the importance a well-fitting sports bra.

Visit us in-store in Burnaby or Kitsilano, or online at shop.fitfirst.ca!

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Phil Moore

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Human Kinetics | Visit website | Bronze Sponsor

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At Human Kinetics, our mission is to increase knowledge, enhance performance, and improve the health and fitness of all people by developing and delivering authoritative information about physical activity and sport. HK has served the fitness industry since 1974. We are a proud partner of BCRPA.

Services provided by the firm include master planning, feasibility studies, needs assessments, business planning, and engagement.

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Lifestyle Fitness Equipment | Visit website | Bronze Sponsor

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Lifestyle Equipment has been pioneering the fitness equipment industry since 1994, while always remaining locally owned and operated. Our deep roots and passion for exceptional customer service allows us to build unique relationships with our clients that go far beyond fitness equipment. We specialize in the sales, service and maintenance of commercial fitness equipment along with layout design, leasing and much more.

Lifestyle Equipment is the distributor of Atlantis Strength and the Core Health & Fitness brand of products, which include Star Trac, StairMaster, Nautilus, Schwinn and Throwdown. Our Delta based team can provide support with these feature brands as well as group exercise equipment & accessories.

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Laura Jeary

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TowerFitness Equipment | Visit website | Bronze Sponsor

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Tower Fitness Equipment has been providing premium fitness equipment solutions since 2003. Our showroom and store are open for you to visit to view and try our treadmills, ellipticals, stationary bikes, spin bikes, indoor rowers, climbers, benches, strength equipment and many other offerings, or you may choose to online shop on our website. Being centrally located in Delta, British Columbia provides us an ability to provide convenient supply and on-site service throughout Metro Vancouver, Squamish, Whistler and the Fraser Valley. We also supply and service Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast, and throughout BC.

Our varied client list includes: community centres, spin studios, schools, hospitals, police departments, hotels, corporate fitness centres, multi-unit residential condos and stratas, fitness facilities/gyms, personal training studios, physiotherapists, restoration companies, high-end yachts, and residential properties.

We are a proud British Columbia sales representative and authorized dealer for the full line of premium quality TRUE Fitness cardio and strength equipment, as well as Stages indoor cycles, Cascade Health and Fitness, UMAX dumbbells and accessories, Dynamic Fitness and Strength, Shuttle Systems, Healthcare International Fitness products, Power Plate and Prism Fitness. We are also an authorized seller of various brands of fitness accessories.

Tower Fitness Equipment not only supplies equipment to fit your needs; we service it too with the highest quality in all we do…

  • Maintenance
  • Repairs and Parts
  • Moving and Installation
  • Gym Layout and Design
  • Gym Flooring
  • Re-upholstering
  • Custom designed strength equipment and storage solutions

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Tony Lord

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TeachMovement.com | Visit website | Keynote Sponsor

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Fitness has evolved. Have your training and instructing skills? Whether it's teaching movement skills vs. targeting muscle groups, or helping clients and class participants master their 4 Pillars of Personal Performance, the skills needed by professionals have evolved significantly.

Teachmovement.com and FRESH! Wellness Group are here to help you upgrade your skills. Through live in-person, online video certifications and workshops, or private professional development coaching, we have you covered. Visit our virtual booth or connect with us at www.teachmovement.com

Visit teachmovement.com/learnmore to see our entire course catalogue.

Here is a sneak peek: 

  • FMC1: Functional Movement Coaching (Primal Pattern Analysis) Certification
    • The Functional Movement Coaching Certification (FMC1: Primal Pattern Analysis) provides a thorough explanation of the seven primal patterns and offers a real-time Functional Movement Analysis Session to ensure participants understand how to apply this knowledge in their practice. This course provides the necessary baseline for every trainer or instructor to use with their clients and class participants.
  • Mindset Mastery
    • Mindset is the underlying component to success in health, fitness, and life. This workshop will guide you towards cultivating a positive, proactive, growth mindset that leads to more opportunities and greater success in anything you wish to achieve.
    • No "positive thinking & wishing" here. Just the simple application of proven scientific principles and a practical implementation framework.
    • Sign up for Mindset Mastery today and unlock your potential for greatness.
  • High Performing Habits
    • They say a good habit is easier to break than a bad one. In this workshop, you will learn how to create and sustain good habits while quickly demolishing the bad ones. This is the perfect workshop for you if you're feeling stuck and unsure of how to get moving towards your goals again.
    • On the professional side, you will have an easy to follow framework for helping provide greater transformation in your clients lives.

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Tim Borys

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Karen Harmon, Author | Visit website

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Karen Harmon Award Winning Author is a registered BCRPA Group Fitness Leader, SEA, Public Speaker and professional writer.

Her writing career took off in 2018 when her first book Looking for Normal won a Book Excellence Award in the category of Women's Health. Her second book Where is My Happy? - A Journey of No Regrets followed in 2020 bringing home a Readers Five Star Review Award and her third book will be released and hot off the press in September 2021. Karen writes candidly and honestly from the heart. She prides herself on combining humour and heartache to real life experiences and believes that if laughter is the best medicine then crying is a valuable vitamin pill.

Looking for Normal is a true story that takes place in 1930-1978 in Vancouver, B.C. This memoir is heartwarming and heartbreaking as it follows the lives of Frances and Vince. Two young people from dysfunctional homes that are destined to meet. The book is filled with historical moments in Canadian History, interesting facts about Vancouver in the early years and a family troubled with mental health and addiction. With the bottom line that love conquers all.

Where is My Happy Ending? - A Journey of No Regrets is a true story that takes place in Vancouver, B.C. 1971-1997. Inspired by the Me Too movement, Karen tells a relatable tale of the Vancouver Disco Scene and a young girl in a perpetual state of looking for Mr. Right. Her memoir will make you laugh and cry. The bonus is Karen's experience of becoming a fitness instructor when it was considered a trend and "never going to last", professed by many naysayers. With humour, heartbreak and healing at the forefront of what makes this book so memorable.

Fat and Beautiful - A Story of Love, Pain and Courage is a true story that takes place in 1947 - 1990 Vancouver and the Cariboo. The name-calling and hurtful actions from others began the day that Linda entered the public school system. Searching to belong, Linda was a happy precocious child who struggled with obesity. Her saviour was "anything western". With many obstacles along the way you will be intrigued with how Linda blazes a trail from Vancouver's big city to the dusty Cariboo. Making friends and not enemies along the way.



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Block Fusion  | Visit website

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Block Fusion fitness was born during the closures of Covid. Years ago when I became curious about 'fascia', I began a journey of research, in the form of experience. I paid and attended all that I found, including 5 others. I chose Block Therapy firstly, due to the remarkable difference this method made in my body. Secondly, the principles of the method so intelligently aligned with the Pilates practice I already loved.

What I didn't expect by choosing Block Therapy was extra revenue earning opportunities. Covid has certainly taught us that income diversity provides better security. Block Fusion Fitness is my global lemonade stand that I created from Covid lemons. Can I pour you a glass? ;)

You work physically hard. You deserve some restorative care to keep yourself from feeling 'the mileage'. The Block can treat anywhere on your body; feet, pelvic floor, glutes, lats, tennis elbow, neck, headaches or constipation. It's light and easily fits in your gym bag.

Go to www.blockfusionfitness.com Order either your Block Buddy or Baby. Part of purchase price includes digital programming so you'll have guidance at your convenience.

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Cassidy Papaioannou

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Canadian Aquafitness Leaders Alliance Inc. (Cala) | Visit website

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The Canadian Aquafitness Leaders Alliance Inc. incorporated in 1993, continues to offer BCRPA approved Basic Fitness Theory, the Aquatic Fitness Specialty and a wide variety of accredited workshops, conferences and clinics. CALA is the gold standard in water fitness and provides solid, research based training and certification that encourages the body to move, the mind to discover and the spirit to soar. The pre-requisite CALA Foundations of Vertical Water Training (VWT) explores the unique properties of water that create an ideal environment for movement in both chest deep and deep water to suit a variety of individual training needs. CALA Events are approved and accredited by National and Provincial organizations. Our online training launched in 2020 has been hugely successful. We invite you to visit www.calainc.org for more information.

It's time to diversify your portfolio. Expand your teaching repertoire and client base. Watch the demand for your professional services grow. Just add water! CALA Services include: BCRPA, canfitpro, SPRA, YMCA, approved CALA Training and Certification Courses on offer include:

  • Pre-requisite Course: The Foundations of Vertical Water Training (VWT)
  • Specialty Training and Certification Courses:
  • Group Aquafitness,
  • Aqua Infused Yoga,
  • Healing Waters: Aquatic Post Rehabilitation,
  • Liquid Barre,
  • Fluid Floor - The Aqua Mat,
  • Aqua Running,
  • Aqua Pre and Post Natal,
  • Aqua Kick Box,
  • HydroRider and more than 500 inspiring workshop topics.

Visit www.calainc.org for more information

 

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Charlene Kopansky

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BCRPA E-Learning | Visit website

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Bulk up your skills with online learning!

BCRPA is pleased to offer you online learning opportunities to help you build your skills and earn CECs!

These courses area available to you 24-7 from anywhere you have access to the internet. And, if you happen to stop part way through a course and come back later, it will remember where you left off! Our workshops are easy to follow and ensure you will walk away with tangible new skills you can apply directly in your workplace.

View our online workshop offerings at www.elearn.bc.ca.

To register for your first course, you will need a free BCRPA website account. Having an account will let you keep track of the courses you take and will enable the courses to record your progress and mark where you last left off.

You can create a BCRPA website account here. Once your account is set up, come back to the e-learning site and choose the courses you would like to register for from our extensive course catalogue.

If you are taking these courses to earn BCRPA Fitness Registration CEC credits, click here for more info.

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Indoor Cycling Teaching Ideas | Visit website

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Indoor Cycling Teaching Ideas began in 2004 by BCRPA Group Fitness Leader and Educator, Rachel Seay. Indoor Cycling Ideas create resources, instructor certification courses, drill ebooks, and training tools for Indoor Cycling Instructors.

Indoor Cycling Teaching Ideas provides Indoor Cycling Instructor Certification Workshops throughout the year which provides BCRPA CEC Credits. We also provide ebooks with hundreds of cycling ideas and playlists for your classes.

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LIV North| Visit website

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LIV North is Canada's leading provider of commercial fitness equipment, corporate wellness and facility management, digital service and fitness solutions, and aquatics supplies and service. As a proud Canadian company, headquartered in Canada for almost fifty years, LIV North employs over 1,500 people across our country. LIV North's staff thrive on providing exceptional customer support, reliable service and are proud of our commitment to Canada's Health and Wellness industry.
IV North is the Canadian Master Distributor for the LIFE FITNESS FAMILY OF BRANDS which includes, Life Fitness, Cybex, Hammer Strength, ICG and SciFit. We are also the Canadian Distributor for WOODWAY TREADMILLS and WATTBIKE. With a dedicated sales force in British Columbia we are set up to provide a full range of fitness services.

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