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Finding Inspiration at a Fitness Conference

September 7th, 2009

As a pesonal trainer certified through Can-Fit Pro the best way to stay relevent and up-to-date is by attending the conferences that happen several times a year. You get continuing education credits, meet people working in the industry and learn from the best master trainers, teachers and presenters in the business.

It was my first visit to the Toronto conference this year and I'm glad I took the opportunity. The summer has been so blah I've actually been gaining weight over the last few months. (Usually by the end of a summer full of trips to the beach, hiking, biking, runnning and playing sports I end up a few pounds lighter.) Not so this year. I haven't even built up half the store of sun I'll need to get me through the winter.

For the majority of last few weeks months I've been busy working and staying indoors out of the rainy, cold weather and because of that my energy forkeeping active had been waning. I'll worry about my own workouts in the fall I'd tell myself. Recently Ibegan worrying that by the time I got back into my usual routine I'd find my body had a much different proportion of muscle to fat than I was used to.

But the Can-Fit Conference changed everything. After three days full of lectures, classes and workshops I came home with my head full of exciting new ideas I couldn't wait to try out. It's been a few weeks and I still haven't worked through it all. Cycling, Pilates, yoga... I took as many different workshops as I could and learned something new in each one.

I want to stress that fitness conferences aren't just for professionals working in the industry. The Consumer Fitness and Wellness Show was great, but if you like group fitness classes, learning about how to take care of your bodyand stay motivated or you just being in an electric atmosphere, there's nothing wrong with checking out the same courses instructors do. And since you don't have any obligations to take certain classes or earn CECs you can pretty much do whatever you want.

I say take inspiration wherever you can find it. And for me courses are where I find it most. Being surrounded by so many people, the excitement and energy can't help but rub off on you.

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