canfitpro hosted its annual International Fitness and Club Business Conference and Trade Show August 6 -10 in Toronto with the theme #YouAreFitness. With over 10,000 delegates and visitors, the venue was filled with infectious energy and topnotch education. Wednesday and Thursday featured intensive workshops, providing delegates with a more-focused learning experience to gain indepth knowledge on specific topics.
Friday kicked off with the opening ceremonies with keynote speaker and four-time Olympic gold medalist, Hayley Wickenheiser sponsored by Precor. The opening ceremonies also included half of canfitpro’s awards with Jillian Michaels winning New Presenter, Kevin Darby winning Canadian Presenter, Juliane Arney winning International Presenter, Kathy Smart winning Specialty Presenter and StarTrac winning Steve Block Vendor of the Year.
Open to the general public, the Consumer Fitness + Wellness Show, presented by GoodLife Fitness, attracted a crowd of fitness enthusiasts and played host to the 2014 Reebok Megacity Throwdown. The show included popular speakers, such as Fitness host Brent Bishop, bestselling author Natasha Turner, American Olympian Jeff Galloway, former TV host and author Tommy Europe, Olympian Silken Laumann and many more. Sunday’s closing ceremonies, honoured award winners including Volunteers of the Year, Susie Sobel and Dorothy Simon, and Fitness Professional of the Year, Michelle Sores. Completing the weekend was Lawrence Biscontini’s closing ceremonies address where he shared with us the fascinating paradoxes of fitness and how they can improve the quality of your life.
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