Online Workshops

MFC Conferences

We host a minimum of 2 annual conferences per year with at least one in the spring and one in the fall. See something you like below? Even if the workshop has passed it may be able to be viewed after the session.

2021 Workshops

As we continue to make required changes for everyone due to restrictions. We will not be hosting an in-person Momentum 2021 Conference this year. Instead we will be bringing you Webinars with both theory and practical sessions from February to May. These sessions will be held a couple of times a month and will be available both live as well as in a recorded format. See you online! Sessions will be posted below, as they become available.

Momentum 2021 – Online Sessions

Tuesday Sept 14, 2021
7:00 -8:30 online
Webinar – Social Media for Sales & Marketing
Once you add a follower on Instagram…how do they become a
paying client? In this workshop, we’ll discuss how to turn your following into
paying clients using your content. We’ll discuss leveraging the DMs on social media, curating your
messaging, and crafting the right content that will resonate with those who
need you most.

Gavin Mchale Presents: BIO
As a Kinesiology graduate, Gavin McHale followed all the rules.
He got himself a good job, gained experience and launched his own personal
training business in 2012. He quickly realized that following the traditional
business model would lead to trading more time for more money.
3 CEC’s

Monday – September 20, 2021
Online 7:00pm

Become Trauma Aware – Create a Healing Practice

Become Trauma Aware: Create a Healing Practice
In understanding how our brain and nervous system process trauma we can slowly begin to unravel the
layers for our own healing. Through Yoga, we begin to re-connect to ourselves,
our breath and the present moment. While there are many paths for healing,
incorporating somatic work, through the body will help us complete this cycle.
This workshop will discuss the latest scientific research on trauma and how we
can apply these findings to our Yoga practice both as teachers and students.
This workshop is open to everyone with a desire to deepen their understanding
on how the body holds and processes trauma. Experience with Yoga is not

Bio: Lisa Greenbaum E-RYT
500, C-IAYT Yoga Therapist and Writer based in Toronto. The winner of the 2018
Canadian Presenter of the Year for Canfitpro, Lisa has been included in OptiMYz
magazines 100 health influencers 2017-2021 and is a Global Ambassador for the
Women in Fitness Association.

3 CEC’s

Executing a Successful Hybrid Training Platform
October 13, 2021
7-8:30 pm
In today’s pandemic, the face to face, bricks and mortar service based business model has been rocked at its core. In this case, failing to pivot, is preparing to fail. For many, Covid has forced a large REACTIVE business pivot in parallel with many micro pivots. It’s tempting to spend a lot of time and money reacting. In this seminar, regardless of your current bottom line, I will show you how to create a successful on-line presence through existing technology, referrals, soft training skills & affiliate relationships. We will also review the equipment & space requirements of setting up and executing a successful Virtual / Live hybrid business model. (3 CEC’s)
By Chad Benson – Educated at UVic and MUN, Chad is the Education Manager for Wrkout, & President of the Personal Trainer Academy. Before becoming an educator & TRNR mentor, Chad was a sports conditioning specialist; holding S & C positions with numerous high performance organizations. Chad is a CanFitPro PTS author, ProTrainer, keynote speaker & sponsored fitness presenter. Chad has developed numerous functional fitness, assessment, fitness franchise educational platforms.

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Warrior Tai Chi Clase
October 20th, 2021 = 7pm.

Warrior Tai Chi is a unique combination of Tai Chi and Yoga set to powerful music and designed to quiet the mind and increase flexibility, strength, and balance.

This 40 minute practice is for all levels and no previous experience in Tai Chi or Yoga is required. Create your own reality so you can experience more of what you want, and less of what you don’t want in life. Practice daily to quiet the mind and reset your emotions.
Samantha Long has been an instructor with the MFC for seven years and teaching fitness classes since 2011. She is passionate about empowering people with knowledge of overall wellness. she believes true wellness comes from a variety of physical movements, and how we fuel our bodies. Taking care of the mind, body and spirit through mindfulness and creating a strong mind body connection is essential to our overall health.

Samantha is certified in aquatic exercise, children and youth fitness, resistance training, sports conditioning and Yoga fitness. Her other certifications include Zumba specialties( pound, alignment essentials) Reiki master; functional diagnostic nutrition practitioner and integrative nutrition health coach.
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Triangulation Training
October 25, 2021
7-8:30 pm
Workout Triangulation means the ‘targeted’ use of multiple training concepts or methods in the same workout. This session will:
-Review, easy to track training histories and physiologic markers; that can then be used to determine today’s training focus.
-Interchangeably use Dbells & or YBells to successfully create each of these important training outcomes.
Help you build unique 3 phase workouts using only Bell
BY Chad Benson (3 CEC’s)

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Momentum Conference – Micro Workouts Maximum Results!
Tuesday, November, 2, 2021 7:00-8:30 pm

Micro Workouts… Maximum Results!
Express workouts have grown in popularity in recent years but there is much more to express training than HIIT. Metabolic Chains, Monster Sets, Met-Con Flows and ‘Finishers’ are ‘quickie’ sessions that not only fire muscle and heart but also keep clients committed and consistent. Join Lisa’s session and experience multiple micro workouts to challenge your clients and participants and give them the results they crave!

Lisa Mastracchio – FIS, PTS, HWL, PN Coach, canfitpro Fitness Professional of the Year 2019
Lisa is a fitness professional with over 25 years’ experience as a group fitness leader, personal trainer, and nutrition coach. She was recently awarded canfitpro’s Fitness Professional of the Year in 2019. Since then, she has developed her brand “Coach Lisa”. Lisa offers online group coaching programs geared to women in their forties. She also trains one-on-one clients both in-home and online. She released her first eBook “Eat To Live” and created a membership site, WOW (Women on Weights) which connects women from around the globe. Her passion to help women build muscle and gain confidence continues to grow both in person and in the online space!

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Programming People (not exercise)
November 8, 2021
7-8:30 pm
Do you have an amazing training toolbox, without the current client database, results or desired retention? Clients & potential clients don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. In this session you will learn how to create a People 1st training experience; inside and outside of the training hour. Many trainers & strength coaches spend their entire professional development budget learning hard skills, relying on their personality and scientifically backed knowledge to wow client’s. Building trust, creating goal-oriented accountability and matching training programs to the client’s personality is also a science; the sciences of communication, psychology and behavioral economics. This seminar will practically engage and leave you with serviceable skills guaranteed to impact your bottom line, programming & how you engage client’s on Mon.
By Chad Benson (3 CEC’s)

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Crushing COVID- Bands, Bands, Bands Workshop!
November 10, 2021 at 7pm

Bands Workshop
BANDS, BANDS, BANDS focuses on progressive/variable dynamic exercises. Stretch tubing is an excellent way to gain strength, endurance and flexibility. Join Christine for a session using the 12” and 41” bands that are included in the cost of the registration for this workshop. Those of you that participated in the Covid Challenge will get access to this presentation without registering for the session. Christine will also share ideas for adapting these ideas to group or personal training settings.
About the Presenter. Christine van Der Hoek

Spending 29+ years in the health and fitness industry, Christine gained extensive experience and knowledge in exercise analysis and program design. She’s designed certification courses for the MFC and The Manitoba Alzheimers Society. Personal trainer, group fitness instructor, Trainer and Evaluator of Fitness Leaders, triathlete, mountain biker, adventurer traveler….she loves being active, sharing and motivating others to lead by example in promoting a healthy lifestyle.

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Strong & Steady with Nathalie Lacombe!
November 17, 2021 at 7pm

Strong and Steady
The best of both worlds! Build strength, mobility, balance, and stability like never before by fusing Yoga with fitness. Using body weight and a variety of home-workout props as further resistance, we will unlock the potential of fitness movement patterns combined with Yoga asanas and flows. Your clients will no longer have to choose between their Yoga and training sessions; they’ll Namaste and NamastYay

Nathalie Lacombe

Mover, shaker, and joie de vivre giver! Blending 25 years of international experience with degrees in psychology and exercise science, Nathalie passionately shares her inspirational insights. She uses her uniquely vibrant leadership style to make profound and lasting changes with her teams, clients, and audiences.

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Crushing COVID – AUGUST 18, 2021

Habits were broken, changed and gained during the last year (some healthy, some not). GYMS are FULLY open, and we want to get members back there… We are inviting you to take part in our CRUSHING COVID – 21-day Fitness Challenge. What have you been letting slide? Cardio? Resistance Training? Flexibility Training? This challenge does not have to be completed at a gym but it can be! New habits can be easily formed in three weeks, so let’s GO!

Challenge runs, August 18 – September 8, 2021

How do I participate?
Once registered, you’ll get an email link that shares the login code for the tracking page. Just exercise at least 20 minutes every day and log your participation. We will not be tracking minutes or distance, just consecutive exercise days.

What is the cost?
The cost to participate is $36.75 included with your registration you’ll get two new pieces of equipment a White Lion Booty Band and Heavy-Duty Resistance Band, you’ll also get an online session to teach for 50+ ways to use these. Pick up equipment from MFC office. Shipping out equipment is $10.

Who can Enter?
Anyone can enter, this is open to MFC members, those needing a fitness boost and anyone who would like to participate.

Additional Supports
Sometimes it is fun to try different things and for this reason we’ll be featuring live fitness classes once a week. The cost of these classes will be FREE!

Registration Deadline is August 18th.

Monday, May 31st, 2021 7:00-8:30 pm 

Motivational Interviewing Workshop

Motivational Interviewing and Goal setting skills for Fitness Leaders and Personal Trainers 

Helping Clients set and each goals is hard! This session will highlight the art and practice of Motivational
Interviewing and setting SMART-ER goals with fitness clients. Included will be an overview of the basic concepts and skills related to MI and how fitness professionals can employ this conversational tool in their everyday practices
with their clients. Also discussed will be the concept of SMART-ER goal setting and a step-by-step guide to using this engaging and unique approach to helping clients set and achieve their intended health goals.  

Speaker Bio

Dr. Erin Nitschke has a bachelor’s and master’s in Kinesiology and a doctorate in adult and post-secondary education.
Erin has been an instructor of kinesiology and wellness-related courses since 2003. She’s also worked as a personal trainer and health coach for the duration of her career. Erin holds certifications from NSCA, ACE, NFPT, NASM and
Precision Nutrition. She is also a health and fitness industry writer with featured publications with IDEA, ACE, and NFPT. 

Erin believes in the power of a holistic approach to healthy living. Living an active and healthy lifestyle is not defined or limited by physical stamina, muscle size, or outward appearance. An active and healthy lifestyle is multifaceted and requires commitment and balance in all aspects of personal wellness. Being fit means finding an equilibrium between the physical, social, intellectual, environmental, occupational, and spiritual dimensions of personal well-being. I am personally and professionally dedicated to teaching students and clients how to achieve such balance through learning and focused skill development. It’s not simply about “hitting the gym”; it’s about discovering inner strength, harnessing personal potential, and exercising the courage to pursue a meaningful goal.

Erin lives in Cheyenne,
Wyoming with her husband and two children and is an exercise science professor
at Laramie County Community College. 

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February 4th, 2021 = 7:00-8:30 pm

Mindful Movement: Meditation for All Tastes with Nathalie Lacombe = 3 CECs

Thanks to a wide variety of meditation and mindfulness techniques we are sure to find one that suits our needs, availability, comfort zone, and enjoyment. We’ll explore how mindfulness already seeps into our daily lives and try different styles of meditation. Leave this workshop with a menu of methods to include in your own practice and with your clients.

Nathalie Lacombe = Mover, shaker, and joie de vivre giver! Blending 25 years of international experience with degrees in psychology and exercise science, Nathalie passionately shares her inspirational insights. She uses her uniquely vibrant leadership style to make profound and lasting changes with her teams, clients, and audiences.

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February 2021

Yoga for Healthy Backs – with Nathalie Lacombe = 3 CECs

With 80% of adults experiencing back pain at some point in their lifetime, we owe it to our students to consider the health of their backs in each Yoga class we teach. Taking our knowledge and skills passed “hip openers” we’ll put into practice the stability and mobility of our core and second chakra. We’ll consider the holistic view of finding space physically, mentally, and energetically in order to release our backs into bliss.

Nathalie Lacombe = Mover, shaker, and joie de vivre giver! Blending 25 years of international experience with degrees in psychology and exercise science, Nathalie passionately shares her inspirational insights. She uses her uniquely vibrant leadership style to make profound and lasting changes with her teams, clients, and audiences.

Please register here to view previously recorded session

Momentum 2021 Conference Webinar Series

This year has required changes for everyone. We will not be hosting an in-person Momentum Conference this year. Instead we will be bringing you Webinars with both theory and practical sessions from September to December. These sessions will be held a couple of times a month and will be available both live as well as in a recorded format. See you online! More will be posted as they become available!

We keep learning…

As a member of a professional organization, we feel that it is our responsibility to ensure that you have quality fitness leader trainings available.

As a Member of the MFC you get member pricing on all the workshops and training that we offer, as well as the first opportunity to register for new courses and workshops.

Do you have an idea for a training you’d like us to provide?

Send us your idea and we’ll investigate it: