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 Upcoming Workshops

As we continue to make required changes for everyone due to restrictions. We will not be hosting an in-person Made in Manitoba 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.

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. 

click here to register


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.

Please register to review this previously recorded session


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! See the link below available sessions – more will be posted as they become available!

Manitoba Fitness Council : Made in Manitoba 2020


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: info@manitobafitnesscouncil.ca