Does Education Always = Growth?

Does Education Always = Growth?

To answer the title question: No, it doesn’t. One fantastic and integral part of our industry is that fitness professionals and leaders are always hungry for education and learning. It’s probably what attracted us to the industry and only grew thanks to the Continuing Education Credit requirements of most foundational certifications. Our appetite for education being what it is and the plethora of learning options being what they are, it becomes challenging to ensure we spend our hard-earned time and money on the right education. Since we all want to grow from the education we invest in, here is the key

The Next Big Things: 3 Top Trends for 2020 Part 3

The Next Big Things: 3 Top Trends for 2020 Part 3

I created this blog series as a tool to help differentiate between quick burning fads and trends that have staying power. Don’t spend a moment of your precious time or a dollar of your hard-earned money before reading and reflecting on The Next Big Things: Top 3 Trends for 2020!  Over the past few weeks, I have shared with you my third and second place winners. Did you agree with my choices? If you haven’t had a chance to check them out yet, click here. Today, I am sharing the first place winner of the top trend of 2020! First Place:  Active Recovery

The Next Big Things: 3 Top Trends for 2020  Part 2

The Next Big Things: 3 Top Trends for 2020 Part 2

Rolling with the tide of trends is critical to our success in offering health and fitness as a service and we need to meet the wants of our customers. The trick is to identify how we can tweak our already established and available content, programs, and offers to connect with the consumer wants. This blog series is a tool to help differentiate between quick burning fads and trends that have staying power. Don’t spend a moment of your precious time or a dollar of your hard-earned money before reading and reflecting on The Next Big Things: Top 3 Trends for 2020!

The Next Big Things: 3 Top Trends for 2020

The Next Big Things: 3 Top Trends for 2020

Keeping up with trends is an integral part of remaining relevant as a fitness professional, and trends are moving into and out of our industry faster than ever before.  As we approach the end of 2019, we will soon be bombarded by opinions on the hottest fitness trends coming to us from certifying bodies, industry associations, celebrities, and social media influencers alike. As Vice President of canfitpro, I was responsible for disseminating one of these trends reports for the Canadian fitness industry in a manner that I hoped helped fitness professionals make wise decisions about their education and programming.  I created

What do Fit Pros Want From Their Leaders?

What do Fit Pros Want From Their Leaders?

Before spending a dollar of your club’s money and an hour of your employee’s time, finding out what truly matters to their growth will ensure you both benefit from the education you subsidize.

Soft Skills for Hard Bodies

Soft Skills for Hard Bodies

It’s key to take time to reflect on our various work relationships in order to determine how we are contributing to their success, or lack thereof. Our “hard bodies” industry requires “soft skills” – ones engrained in emotional intelligence and key to relationships that keep us motivated, and motivating!

IHRSA 2019 Thoughts From Nathalie Lacombe

IHRSA 2019 Thoughts From Nathalie Lacombe

Bonjour! Having just launched the 2nd half of my career, IHRSA 2019 was more meaningful that ever! I am incredibly grateful for each moment of in-person connection I had with my #fitfam. My highlight takes us right to the end of the event Denise Lee Yohn’s closing keynote focused on the fusion of brand and culture. As a leadership coach I was astonished to hear that only 13% of employees say they feel engaged at their place of work. I wholeheartedly believe that the statistic would be higher in the fitness industry, but that may be wishful thinking. The key take-away from

Receive 10% Off from canfitpro!

Receive 10% Off from canfitpro!

Receive 10%* off any certification, continuing education and event registrations from canfitpro! Code: QDH6JG Membership –  New or Renewal Certifications –  Fitness Instructor Specialist, Personal Training Specialist or Healthy Eating and Weight Loss Coach Continuing Education – Active Aging, Children’s Fitness Coach, Eat Clean Foundations, Eat Clean for Wellness, Fascia Movement and Assessments, Fundamentals of Nutrition, Stress Resiliency, and Quizzes Events – Montreal, Regina, Halifax, Toronto, Edmonton and Vancouver    (For Events, use code BE019)   Anyone with a current and recognized Fitness Instructor or Personal Trainer certification can add canfitpro certification to their list of credentials. Nathalie Lacombe members receive a discounted rate for accreditation: Non-Member: $197.20 + tax Member:

The (healthy) gifts that keep on giving

The (healthy) gifts that keep on giving

The holiday season is the perfect time of year to reward your loved ones who have worked hard and their health and fitness goals in 2017 and prepare them for the weeks to come.  Winter months are filled with health challenges and every ounce of kindness and gym socks come in handy!  

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