Join us for this year’s CFES live streaming conference for fitness instructors and personal trainers to help fulfil your career development continued education credit (CEC) requirements.

The theme of the conference this year will be “Resiliency … Advancing Despite Adversity”, taking in account how instructors and personal trainers are coping, adapting and supporting each other to bounce back after a chaotic two years. This event is a great opportunity for everyone to share their experiences, network and feel a sense of community.

8 CFES career development continuing education credits (CECs)
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Presenters include:

Opening 8:30 am – 8:45

Keynote: Shannon Fable: “Get Out Of Your Own Way: A Roadmap to Find Your Path to Greater Success
8:45 am9:45 am


Get Out Of Your Own Way: A Roadmap to Find Your Path to Greater Success
Sometimes the person in the mirror is the one holding you back. While it may not seem obvious, learning to shift your mindset is the first step in navigating our reimagined fitness industry and finding your unique place. Join Shannon Fable, an industry veteran who handcrafted her unique path to success, as she walks you through the 3 As that are most likely to sidetrack you throughout your career. A conversation interspersed with thought-provoking questions will leave you inspired (and prepared) to accomplish everything you’ve ever dreamed

Shannon Fable is a sought after speaker, author, and thought leader in the area of business development and strategic innovation. She has spent more than two decades helping impressive brands such as Anytime Fitness, Schwinn®, Power Systems, ACE, Silver Sneakers, FIT4MOM, Intelivideo and BOSU®. Fable served as Chair of the ACE board of directors, co-founded and successfully sold GroupEx PRO®, and was awarded the 2013 IDEA and 2006 ACE Instructor of the Year awards. As a Book Yourself Solid® Licensed Professional, she helps fit pros navigate the industry to build scalable and sustainable businesses. Shannon is the Director of Partnerships for Stronger U Nutrition, part of the Self Esteem Brands portfolio

10:00 am – 11:15 am
Lorne OplerYour Brain on Meditation – The Neuroscience of Meditative Practice”

Lorne Opler is a Professor of Fitness and Health Promotion at Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario, a freelance fitness writer and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and CFES Educator.  As owner of Lorne Opler Mobile Personal Training, his passion is to motivate and empower people of all ages and all abilities to become physically active and inspire people to reach levels of achievement they may once have though impossible.  With interests in exercise for mental health and exercise for older adults, people with disabilities and people with chronic conditions, Lorne’s motto is “movement is for everybody and every body.”   Visit his website at or through Instagram @: trainerlorne


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11:30 am – 12:45 pm

Developing A Vision & Grow An Unstoppable Mindset


Sandra Fromme
CFES Educator, Personal Trainer, Aquafit Instructor
Destiny Global Elite Personal Development Coach

Do you have dreams, goals, and skills? Now it’s time to get past what has been stopping you.
There is nothing more frustration that having a dream that never gets fulfilled. Still, millions for fitness instructors and business owners let their dreams and goals stagnate because of beliefs, actions and mindsets that feed the behaviours that keep them stuck.

On October the 15, 2022 I will show you how to recognize the thought patterns that keep you stuck in doubt, failure, frustration and where they come from. We will walk through 8 action steps to replace destructive thought patterns with a success mindset that will make you unstoppable!

1:15 pm – 2:30 pm

Brenda Adams is a PhD student at the University of Victoria where the focus of her research is developing an intervention that will help Exercise Professionals build their levels of resiliency so that they are better able to cope with the ever changing demands of this profession. She has dedicated the last 20 years of her career to helping Exercise Professionals thrive in their personal and professional lives. An Exercise Professional herself for more than 25 years, she has worked in almost every facet of this industry and understands the challenges that Exercise Professionals face. 

Presentation title to come

Brenda Adams, Kinesiologist, Life Coach, Ph.D. Student
Owner, The Personal Training Collective, CFES Educator


2:45 pm – 4:00 pm
Brian JustinStress Management – A Trainer’s Perspective

The pandemic has certainly created an increase in stress in us and our clients. The societal uncertainty, long covid complications, and the ergonomic stresses of doing everything online has certainly wreaked havoc on our physical and mental health. As trainer’s you are poised to help your clients manage this newfound stress. This one-hour workshop will provide trainers the perspective and fundamental knowledge to help clients manage stress. You are a vital component of your client’s healthcare. Let this workshop inspire you to help your client’s take control of their stress. Topics include the 6 P’s to build resiliency to transform stress, emotion focused coping activities, how we are wired to stress out, and how movement satisfies the 4 quadrants of the human being and more!  There will be a breathing practical exercise with this workshop so be sure you have room beside your computer to participate.

Brian is currently a full time Kinesiology Faculty Member at the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford/Chilliwack BC where he teaches Exercise Physiology, Exercise Testing and Prescription, Strength and Conditioning, and Post Rehabilitation Techniques. He earned his Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Kinesiology from the University of British Columbia. Brian’s areas of concentration are exercise physiology, strength and conditioning, injury management, and exercise testing and prescription. He is a Clinical Exercise Physiologist (CEP) through CSEP. Additionally Brian is an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, CSEP- Certified Personal Trainer, CHEK Level 2 Practitioner Integrated Health Coach, Functional Movement Screen Evaluator, Advanced Health and Human Performance Specialist (AHHPS-1), Movement and Performance Therapy Specialist, Champion Performance Specialist, and NASM Performance Enhancement and Corrective Exercise Specialist. Brian has completed 4 advanced modules on clinical somatic education and is a somatic education coach. Brian’s clientele has ranged from post-rehabilitation (musculoskeletal and chronic pain) to recreational and varsity athletes and everything in between. Besides teaching students and training clients, he currently authors textbook chapters, manuals and articles. He has contributed to two textbooks from Human Kinetics Publishers. He wrote four chapters in the text Foundations of Professional Personal Training, three chapters in the second edition, and a chapter on “Fun”ctional Fitness in the textbook Physical and Health Education in Canada. Brian is an Educator for the CFES Personal Trainer certification, CSEP Personal Training and Clinical Exercise Physiologist certifications and is also a continuing education provider for BCAK, BCRPA, CFES and CSEP. Brian is passionate about spreading the word on the benefits of physical activity for health, performance, and injury prevention.

Round Up Closing Session 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Continuing Education Credits: 8 CECs: 

Date & Times: Saturday, October 15, 2022, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Webinarjam Live Stream Online

Registration Fees:
Single Attendee: $125.00 ea.*
Group Rates:
Group of three (3) registering together: $337.50* = $112.50 ea.*
Group of five (5) registering together: $531.25* = $106.25 ea.*

  • plus GST

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