Thursday, April 25, 2024
Hotel Arts Calgary

Join us for a day of fitness inspiration and empowerment as we celebrate the strength, resilience, and passion of the world of health and wellness. Immerse yourself in a day filled with an invigorating workout, enlightening discussions, and uplifting presentations from inspirational professionals who are leading the way in fitness. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting your fitness journey, this event promises to ignite your spirit and leave you feeling motivated to conquer your goals. Mark your calendars and join us for a day that celebrates the power of fitness – and then join us for our evening 2024 Canada’s Top Fitness Trainers AWARDS GALA!

IMPACT Magazine Top Trainers Fitness Conference has been approved for 5 CEC’s towards recertification by Fitness Alberta.


15-minute 3D Markerless, Clinical Movement Sessions with Yāna Motion Lab


Click here to pre-book your time for this rare, complimentary opportunity for a 15-minute 3D Markerless, Clinical movement session with Yāna Motion Lab where they will have their entire lab on site!

Yana Motion Lab is at the forefront of revolutionizing motion analysis across sports, healthcare, rehabilitation, and occupational health sectors. This is done by utilizing new digital camera technologies, markerless motion capture, clinical-grade biomechanical processing, artificial intelligence (AI), cloud computing, and mobile application services. This advanced approach allows the capture and evaluation of human movement in its most natural form by setting a new standard in the field. Utilizing eight (8) 3D cameras, Yāna Motion Lab captures a 360-degree view of movement, providing a detailed three-dimensional analysis.


Kettlebell Master Class with Jodi Barrett

9:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Join Master Level Kettlebell Trainer, Jodi Barrett for a 45-minute Kettlebell Faults/Fixes Swing Workshop! Elevate your kettlebell game with this insightful session designed to enhance your skills, whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out. Jodi’s expertise will empower you to refine your technique, troubleshoot common mistakes, and unleash your full potential. Embrace this opportunity to refine your craft with a supportive community of fellow fitness enthusiasts. Let’s grow together and conquer new heights in kettlebell training!

*Please indicate when signing up if you will be bringing your own kettlebell or if you require one.

BA Physical Activity Studies, KBIA Master Level Trainer, MCK Certification

  • IMPACT Magazine’s Canada’s Top Fitness Instructor 2021
  • IMPACT Magazine 2022 Business Resilience AWARDS Winner: Corporate Fitness

After 11 years of being a stay-at-home mom, Jodi decided to change life lanes. Launching Kettlebell Kickboxing Canada in 2017! She then opened her flagship location and created an online hybrid model in the middle of a pandemic, launched 2 Successful Wellness Retreats in 2023, published her first memoir in 2023 and now owns and operates KBSTRONGER Training and Certification Program in 2024. Her passion is movement and her purpose is to guide and serve others. She is joining us from Regina, Saskatchewan.

Follow Jodi on Instagram: @kbstronger_.


The Fitness Curveball: Rethinking Our Role as Fitness Professionals with Tim Borys

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

As fitness professionals, the top 2 reasons people come to see us are to “get fit” and “lose weight”. Yet people already know they need to exercise regularly and lose weight. They just don’t do these things.

So how will more fitness and nutrition information solve the problem? It won’t. There is a more effective solution, but it requires rethinking our role and approach.

This engaging, thought provoking and informative session will flip the script on traditional fitness advice and provide a simple, yet highly effective framework from which to dramatically improve the results that people get.

You will learn:

  • The 4 Pillars of Performance
  • The Other 165 Hour Rule
  • The Movement Spectrum
  • And much more!

Regardless of your role in our great industry, you will leave this session empowered and loaded with the tools to more easily transform the lives of the people you see every day. Who knows, you may even gain clarity on overcoming some of your own challenges…we all have them

BA Psychology and Kinesiology, Medical Exercise Specialist, CHEK HLC, CSCS

  • CEO of FRESH! Group
  • IMPACT Magazine’s Canada’s Top Fitness Trainer 2022

Tim believes that life and work should be awesome! With levels of stress, burnout, and pessimism at all-time highs, his mission is to ignite the potential of leaders, teams, and corporations to move from surviving to thriving.

As a former elite athlete, New York Yankees draft pick, and national level coach, Tim harnesses his sport and business background to elevate the lives and businesses of his clients.

Tim is the author of 5 books, an international speaker and CEO of FRESH! Group. When not in Calgary, AB, he can be found having fun in the nearby mountains with his family.

Follow Tim on Instagram: @timborys


State of the Fitness Industry

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Moderated by Pete Estabrooks & Elaine Kupser

We invite all industry professionals to join a panel discussion with fellow industry professionals to explore and share stories of the current state of the fitness industry. Also a special presentation from one of Canada’s Top Fitness Trainers, Geoff Starling on ‘Creating a Hyper-Inclusive Fitness Space’.

The Fitness Guy

  • IMPACT Magazine’s Canada’s Top Fitness Trainer & Instructor 2018, 2019

Pete is one of Canada’s foremost experts on personal training and fitness. He is widely known for his energy, infectious enthusiasm and genuine love of help people incorporate fitness into their lives. Inspired by a lifetime of fitness and based off training programs he developed during his professional boxing career, Pete developed the revolutionary TKO Sports Conditioning Program taking clients’ fitness to the next level.

Follow Pete on Instagram: @fitguy1959

Publisher & Editor-in-Chief IMPACT Magazine

Elaine Kupser stands as the formidable founder, publisher and editor-in-chief of IMPACT Magazine, now embarking on its remarkable 33rd year of publication. With over three decades of unwavering commitment to the publishing realm, IMPACT is one of the longest-standing, independent and woman-owned magazines in Canada. IMPACT Magazine has become synonymous with credible, respected and beloved content. Pioneering Canada’s Top Fitness Trainers & Instructors, an esteemed platform, has been Elaine’s personal and professional dedication to recognizing and uplifting the nation’s top talents in the fitness realm, catalyzing positive transformations in their professional journeys.

Follow IMPACT Magazine on Instagram: @impactmagcanada


  • IMPACT Magazine’s Canada’s Top Fitness Trainer 2022
  • IMPACT Magazine 2022 Business Resilience AWARDS Winner: Corporate Fitness

Throughout his career in fitness, Geoff has operated under every permutation of the industry.  He has run private studios with 100 members to a YMCA with over 7000. Working as a wellness director for a community not-for-profit group to a Fortune 500 oil and gas firm in the past, Geoff founded Every Body STRONGER in 2017 – a body-positive fitness operation committed to making fitness accessible for people living in bodies of all sizes, ages, abilities & identities.

For his own training, Geoff is a competitive Strongman and Powerlifter proudly sporting a 1000lbs+ total across squat, bench press and deadlift.

Follow Geoff on Instagram: @everybodystronger


12 PM – 12:30 PM

Fueled by: Fit Kitchen and Little Vegan Treats


Self-Myofascial Release (To Roll or Not to Roll!) with Helen Vanderburg

12:30 PM – 1:15 PM

Self-myofascial release (SMR) techniques and products have become all the rage in the fitness industry. The science of fascia and fascial resiliency continues to evolve. In this workshop we will explore and discuss the current science and relevance of a variety of SMR techniques and learn how directed SMR techniques are changing. Learn specific exercise strategies and techniques to bring back to your clients to optimized physical potential.

Bkin, ACE, CanFitPro, Yoga Alliance

  • Co-Owner of The ACADEMY fitness, yoga, spin studio & Heavens Fitness Ltd.

Helen is an international health and fitness consultant, respected motivational speaker, and author of Fusion Workouts. Helen has been recognized with numerous industry awards including IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year, IDEA Program Director of the Year, IDEA Top Industry Contributor, CanFitPro Presenter of the Year, Government of Canada Fitness Leadership, Women of Vision, and the CanFitPro Lifetime Achievement Award. Helen brings a wealth of experience to her presentations, workshop, and classes as a business owner, mentor, trainer, writer, author, video producer, and elite athlete as a past World Champion synchronized swimmer and honored member of the Sports Hall of Fame. Helen is an internationally acclaimed fitness educator, consultant, master trainer and educational program developer for Balanced Body, Schwinn Indoor Cycling, BOSU, Total Gym, Fusion Fitness, and Hedstrom Fitness in Calgary, AB.

Follow Helen on Instagram: @vanderburghelen


Edu-tainment with Jessica Power-Cyr

1:30 PM – 2:15 PM

Educational Entertainment – A media to educate through entertainment by blending education and entertainment at the same time. Find your edu-tainment balance in this fun and uplifting session with this dynamic presenter. Review verbal and non-verbal communication, discuss coaching versus teaching and how to systematically cue with tips to engage the left and right side of the brain all while keeping your classes fun! Does your environment, music, equipment and even attire all work with the experience you are trying to achieve? How to ensure your clients are walking away with new knowledge and a smile on their face.


  • Faculty Instructor at MRU and Lifestyle Director at the Glencoe Club in Calgary, AB

Jessica has a diverse work experience in the field of wellness and fitness and has been in the fitness industry for 15 years working in a variety of capacities such as Exercise Physiologist, Program Manager, Personal Trainer and International Fitness Presenter. She loves to educate and inspire people to be their best. She has been teaching in the Personal Fitness Trainer diploma program since 2012 at Mount Royal University, and is an instructor of: Fitness Program Design; Exercise Physiology; Fitness Appraisal & Lifestyle Counselling in Calgary, AB.

Follow Jessica on Instagram: @jessicapowercyr

Women’s Health Segment


Women’s Health: Thriving With Hormonal Imbalances: Strategies For Optimal Health with Kat Ostroumova

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Hormonal imbalances such as PCOS and Hypothyroidism affect 4 million women in Canada alone. Neglecting such conditions leaves women feeling alone, frustrated, and isolated. Through a holistic strategy and approach, these debilitating conditions can be managed if not defeated. Allowing women to reclaim control of their lives, thus feeling empowered.


  • Founder and CEO of Kat International Fitness
  • Women’s Wellness & Hormone Health Coach
  • IMPACT Magazine’s Canada’s Top Fitness Trainer 2024

Kat Ostroumova is an award-winning women’s wellness coach and hormonal imbalance specialist. Having suffered from hypothyroidism for over 10 years and weighing183lbs at her heaviest, Kat decided to take control of her life by prioritizing her health and wellbeing. After losing over 40lbs, Kat went on to compete at the WBFF (World’s Beauty Fitness Fashion) show, where she earned multiple top three finishes in multiple categories. She has successfully taken back control of her life from hypothyroidism and has now dedicated her life to helping other women suffering from hormonal imbalances such as hypothyroidism, PCOS and many others.

Currently, Kat is the founder and CEO of Kat International Fitness – a successful online coaching business –that helps thousands of women worldwide feel empowered, gain confidence, and meet their health and fitness goals through custom programs done on the Kat Intl Fitness APP, mindset coaching, and a line of pro-grade resistance bands.

Kat is the recipient of the 2024 Canada’s Top Fitness Trainer Award and was the recipient of the 2023 Waterfront Magazine People’s Choice Award in the Health and Fitness category. She’s also been named Canada’s Top Hot and Fit 100 by Inside Fitness magazine, has been featured in Fit and Firm Magazine and numerous publications, podcasts, TV and radio interviews. Kat is also a sponsored athlete for Goli Nutrition, Rival Nutrition in Canada and the United States, and 6 Pack Fitness Bags in Canada and the United States.

Follow Kat on Instagram: @katostroumova


Women’s Wellness & Fitness (Top Trainers including Kat Ostroumova, Jessica Power-Cyr, Helen Vanderburg, Jodi Barrett, Rebecca Garland, Paul Anthony + more)

3:00 PM



  • IMPACT Magazine’s Canada’s Top Fitness Trainer/Instructor 2019 & 2022
  • Owner of Train with Tish Inc.

With 30 years of personal training experience, Tish is an educator and trainer for women who want to gain strength, feel happy, and live their best life after 40.

Follow Tish on Instagram: @trainwithtish_

2024 Canada’s Top Fitness Trainers AWARDS GALA

5 PM MST Social / Industry Mix & Mingle

6:30 PM MST Live SHOW begins

*** This is a ticketed event. Please visit this page for more information.

BONUS EVENT: Friday, April 26, 2024

Matt Devine Quikcard Ride for Change


Meet Matthew Devine – Up Close & Personal

8:00 AM on Friday, April 26

Private Breakfast – Hotel Arts for Canada’s Top Fitness Trainers, Instructors & Friends
$17 + tax and gratuity

Emailed [email protected] to register by Monday, April 22, 2024

After completing a gruelling cross-Canada cycling journey in 2023 for charity, Matthew will be embarking on a new adventure in May 2024: Heroes Unleased – Cross Canada Challenge – in support of Little Warriors, a revered national charitable organization at the forefront of combatting child sexual abuse in Canada.

He will be travelling across the country “in a movement to inspire and activate transformation through physical activity, community and finding purpose – inviting Canadians to unleash their inner heroes.” Along Matt’s 13-week route, he will be hosting 13 Fitness-Inspired Inclusive Events in 13 major cities with some of Canada’s Top Fitness Trainers.

*Attendees can also find Matthew at the 2024 Conference and GALA.
Follow Matthew on Instagram at: @heroesunleashed_ca