Attending a health and/or fitness conference has been on my bucket list for as long as I’ve been a blogger and next month, I’m finally getting the chance to scratch it off the list. I first heard about canfitpro world fitness expo last year, but I couldn’t attend since the registration date had already passed. So, this year I made a point to schedule some time to head to Toronto for the expo.
The biggest reason that I’m so excited about attending canfitpro world fitness expo is that it manages to cater to both fitness professionals and fitness/nutrition enthusiasts. The fact that, with online registration, you can get free admission to the Expo Hall where most of the fun stuff happens, is a pretty close second.
At the Expo Hall, there’ll be three different stages – lecture, activity, demo and nutrition – with different speakers at each stage and you’ll be able to sample products, demo equipment, shop some of the best deals in the fitness industry, and, my personal fav, attend free education sessions in personal training, group fitness, mind-body, nutrition, and more.
You can find out more about the Expo Hall Stage Sessions here, but I also wanted to share a few that I’m most interested in attending and why.
Friday Expo Hall Stage Sessions:
1. Top 10 Gluten Free Pantry Essentials
I’m not gluten free and hopefully I’m never forced to go gluten free, but at least one of my friends actively avoids gluten. So, as a person who loves to cook for others, I’m really interested in attending this session and learning more about gluten free eating.
2. Paleo, Low Carb, Vegan, If It Fits Your Macros – Which Diet is Best?
This one is of purely academic interest. After going meat free for a week last month, I’ve been really interested in different diets and have been thinking of trying out different ones. I’m hoping that I can get some insight during this session.
3. Get Pep from the Prep! Paleo Meal Prepping
Basically the same as above. I’m not paleo, but I am interested in learning about the diet and my meal prep game could probably use some work.
4. Protein Supplements – The good, the bad, the ugly
I’ve been on the hunt for a new protein shake for a couple months now, but all the research and articles on protein supplements on the interwebs can get a little confusing. Hopefully this session can clear some of that up for me.
5. Socacize® Fitness
Because I’m Trinidadian and they’ve combined soca and fitness. There’s no way I’m missing this one.
Saturday Expo Hall Stage Sessions:
6. Body Positive
Body image is something we all obsesses about and I’m interested to hear about this from someone who’s overcome the struggle.
7. Tosca’s Top 10 Clean Eating Foods
I’m not sure if I ever mentioned this on the blog before, but Tosca Reno was a huge part of my initial foray into healthier eating. One of my roommates at the time was obsessed with all things Clean Eating and, after living with her for 8 months, the Tosca/Clean Eating obsession rubbed off on me. So to say that I’m excited about this session is a gross understatement.
8. Nutrition 101
Because we all need to go back to basics sometimes
9. Health by Chocolate
Do I even need words?
10. POUND – Rockout. Workout.™
Attending a POUND workout is something that I recently added to my fitness bucket list, so I was hella excited to see this on the list.
canfitpro was awesome enough to offer one lucky ready a free one-day registration (value of $388 per registration and includes access to the Expo Hall). Details on how to enter are below, and spoiler alert: I’ll be hosting TWO more of these giveaways before August 10th!
What about you?
- Have you ever been to a health/fitness expo or conference before? Did you enjoy it?
- Will you be attending canfitpro world fitness expo this year? Which sessions interest you the most?
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Oh I wish I was close to Toronto and could take advantage of your awesome giveaway! Enjoy the expo. It looks just wonderful!
Elle recently posted…A to Z Survey
Wish I was closer! These all sound like great sessions
Liz recently posted…Why I Ride
Two things…I love Toronto and want to live there. And I think Tosca Reno is the BOMB!!!
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Giselle Rochford says
I’d have to agree on both of these points!
Kathryn @ Dancing to Running says
Sounds like an awesome expo! I wish I lived closer and could attend.
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Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home says
I’d love to attend a fitness or blogging expo. So much to learn!
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Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner says
I like Tosca and it would be fun to hear her speak for sure. Sounds like an informative conference.
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Sounds like a great assortment and line up! I would love to attend the Tosca/Clean Eating session!
Elena recently posted…Running Camp for Runner Nerds and Wanderlusters
A fitness conference is on my list, I just don’t know which one yet!
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That sounds fantastic! I wish I was closer so I could go! Health by Chocolate sounds right up my alley!
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Nicole @ Fitful Focus says
This sounds awesome! I wish I could go with you!
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Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes says
I’ve always wanted to go to a conference too! I hope you have a great time. If you are looking for a great protein shake, I’m in love with the Isagenix protein shakes. They are delicious!
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Toni @runninglovingliving says
Looks like an amzaing conference. Wish I was close enough to attend! Thanks for sharing.
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Mar @ Mar on the Run says
wow looks like a great conference!
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Becki S says
I’ve never attended one but they are definitely on my bucket list. The sessions you outlined look awesome, especially the one that talks about all the different diets. Have a great time!
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I’ve never been to a health & fitness expo, other than the ones that you get before a big race weekend (and I’ve been to some BIG ones!) These sound so fun!
Coach Henness says
I’ve done IDEA World for three years now. Haven’t heard of canfitpro. Totally want to go though!
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Courtney @ Eat Pray Run DC says
sounds really fun! i hope you have a great time!
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Jessica Joy says
I’m so excited for you! You’re going to love it. And, what a fabulous line-up you have scheduled. That paleo food prep class looks pretty awesome, and I was just looking at my Tosca Reno cookbook today. She’s awesome. Thanks for sharing! I didn’t know about this conference. I just got back from Blogfest and Ideafit. I learned so much, and some of the lecturers were off the charts amazing. HAVE FUN!!!
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jill conyers says
I would so love to attend! The stage sessions look awesome and I would want to see them all. I think Tosca Reno has been a part of many health and fitness journeys.
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patty @ Reach Your Peak says
wow all of these sessions look awesome! I’d love to attend the one about paleo, IIFYM, vegan etc. Can’t wait to read your recap!
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MCM Mama Runs says
Looks like a lot of fun and informative sessions! Wish I didn’t live so far away or I’d totally enter your giveaway.
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Shannon Peterson says
It sounds like it was a great expo for you!
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This sounds right up my alley! Too bad it’s so far away! I’m way down in Florida lol.
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