NSFA Presenters & Sessions
(Please see the documents above for the Fitness New Brunswick Presenters and Sessions)
Over the past 25 years, Greg has developed an extensive knowledge of effective business and fitness facility management. His approach is deeply rooted in the desire to understand the needs of the consumer and his passion to deliver exceptional customer experiences. Greg’s creativity, knowledge, communication style, and ability to assess situations has been a successful formula when providing big picture planning, solving issues and accomplishing objectives for his clients.
The March 2020 shutdown forced many fitness pros to deliver services online, the pivot was so quick there was no time to consider a longer-term plan. Now that we are back face-to-face, online services remain very relevant. So at this point -Are you simply hosting workouts online or are you running an online business? Join Greg to explore how to take the next steps in developing a long-term strategy for a sustainable online business. We will touch on topics around selling, scaling, community building, marketing, branding, and growing revenue all online.
Greg would like to hear your online business success stories, things you have learned through trial & error, tips, hacks and things to avoid also, any questions that you might have that he can cover during the session. Please submit to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sept.15 2020.
Back by popular demand, Jessica is a long-time NSFA member and former board Member At Large.
She is the first instructor in Nova Scotia to become certified in the Bellyfit Flow® format, and will be sharing it with you in this Master Class.
From the creators of Bellyfit® comes the much anticipated Bellyfit Flow® The Slow Burn. Designed for the Yogini in you, this mat based class is for all women looking for a more flowing, feminine, Yogic experience that is delivered from a solid, fitness based foundation. Expect all the signature elements that Bellyfit® offers, now on the mat and with a focus on strength and flexibility rather than cardiovascular endurance and coordination. Add an incredible soundtrack and an inspiring narrative and you've got a completely unique practice designed to uplift and energize on all levels.
*Note* A Master Class means you'll participate in the class as it is designed to be presented to the public. This is not a certification to teach this format.
NB: Bellyfit® is a women-only program, however as this is a conference session for exercise professionals men are also welcome to attend.
Doreen MacLean is a Registered Dietitian with the NSDA. She uses a behaviour-focused approach to help clients change what and how they eat to reach their health, fitness, and performance goals. Doreen focuses on helping clients rebuild their relationships with their bodies and with food, so that any and all foods can be enjoyed for how they taste and how they make the body feel.
The 2019 Canada’s Food Guide ditches the portions and the rainbows and focuses on the types and proportions of the foods we eat. Take a deeper dive into the new food guide and learn how we can use this tool to help Nova Scotians incorporate these healthy eating messages into their lives.
Jason is President at Blended Athletics and is responsible for helping develop and execute the overall business strategy for the company. In his time at Blended Jason has helped lead the team to a 40% growth in revenue and through two major expansions. Before his role at Blended Jason was an entrepreneur turned consultant, helping business owners across Canada grow their fitness businesses. Today Jason still acts as counsel to many established as well as up and coming entrepreneurs. When Jason isn't working you can find him spending time with his wife and daughter, reading or exploring the outdoors of our beautiful east coast.
Jason will show you the future of the fitness industry looks like and how to use it to attract more class participants and personal training clients!
Julianne Acker-Verney embraces her life as a woman with disabilities, sharing the adventure with her partner Tim in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her commitment to physical fitness remains uninterrupted since childhood with activities including cycling, running, strength and flexibility training. Julianne began paradressage training in December, 2018 with plans to enter her first competition later this year.
Julianne will draw on her experiences as a woman with disabilities, an entrepreneur, community based researcher and program developer to offer a session that will be interactive and conversational in style. Attendees will explore important aspects of planning and providing fitness-related programs and services that are inclusive of diversity, focusing on persons with disabilities in particular. Participants will be encouraged to ask questions and share experiences. Practical tools will be made available to attendees for future reference.
The Nova Scotia Fitness Association is a non-profit organization.