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SASKFIT November 1 - 3, 2019 Regina, SK

You are Invited to Attend Saskatchewan’s Premier FitYou are Invited to Attend Saskatchewan’s Premier Fitness and Health Conference! Registration Deadline: Registration Deadline: Early Bird: September 26, 2019 Early Bird: September 25, 2018 Final:Final: October 25, 2019 October 26, 2018

YOU’RE INVITED! WOW!! Here we are - the amazing SaskFit 2019 Conference is upon us! Time flies when you are an awesome fitness leader. The SaskFit 2019 Conference will enable each fitness leader to get reacquainted with friends and colleagues, develop new friendships, engage the mind and body with new and exciting Conference sessions and leave each of us eager to share these experiences. Being a part of the SaskFit 2019 Conference represents the past, present and future. The past allows us to share stories of fitness trends gone by, the present allows us to share our daily fitness experiences and the future allows us to take fitness to the next level - whatever that may be for you. Welcome friends, enjoy this amazing Conference. Come say hi to the Committee and think about becoming a SaskFit Volunteer for the next Conference - it is an amazing opportunity!

YOU CAN EXPECT Local and national presenters Latest information and trends in the fitness field Fitness Fair Networking with fellow fitness enthusiasts

Regards, Wendy Ripplinger, Chairperson

COMMITTEE MEMBERS Chairperson Wendy Ripplinger SPRA Staff Wendy McKellar Angie Braat Dan Gallagher Joan Hallberg-Mayer Chris Chepil Lynn Bradley Kathy Erickson Renee Dobrowolski Rita Robertson Sherry Michener Tara Rudy

Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association (SPRA) is proud to present SaskFit - Saskatchewan’s Premier Health and Fitness Conference! The SaskFit Conference will help support fitness leaders and enthusiasts become the best possible fitness leaders they can be, so in turn, they can help others lead a healthy and active lifestyle.

Supported by:




University of Regina

CPR and Standard First Aid Recertification

Royal Hotel Regina, Trademark Collection By Wyndham

Centre of Kinesiology and Health Studies (CKHS) 3737 Wascana Pkwy, Regina

J & T First Aid Consulting 1375 Lorne Street, Regina

Myofascial Mobilization

Royal Hotel Regina, Trademark Collection By Wyndham (former Executive Royal Hotel Regina) Room - Emerald A 4025 Albert Street, Regina

(former Executive Royal Hotel Regina) 4025 Albert Street South Regina, Saskatchewan 1-800-853-1181 or 306-586-6755 Conference room rate: $109.00 plus taxes Group code: SPRA4 Reservation deadline: October 1, 2019


6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. University of Regina, Centre for Kinesiology and Health Studies, Gym 1

Saturday, November 2

6:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. University of Regina, Centre for Kinesiology and Health Studies Atrium

“This year was amazing; anything to keep us healthy and happy emotionally is so beneficial. It can be hard maintaining a good balance for yourself and your participants. Also keeping up with new healthy and safe ways to teach is so refreshing to take home to our classes.”


“The conference was SO well organized and run! The volunteers were upbeat and very helpful! All of the meals and nutrition breaks were DELICIOUS and plentiful...thanks so much for keeping us fueled! All in all a very positive experience!”

Phone: 306-780-9386 Toll-free: 1-800-563-2555 Email: Website:

“I loved this conference! It was the first time I had attended the event. The venue was excellent. The presenters were top notch! I felt energized and full of new ideas!”


Full continuing education credits (12 CECs) are obtained by attending the full Conference.

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE TIMES FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.* 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.**

*P1 - Standard First Aid and CPR/AED Recertification

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

SESSIONS **P2 - Myofascial Mobilization P3 - Welcome Workout - Kick’n It Off!

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2 102 - Rise & Shine Yoga

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

103 - Barre Above

Breakfast and Keynote Suzette O’Byrne

8:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. 9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

201 - Noodle RX (Shallow/intermediate pool)

202 - Engage Your Core

203 - Reconnecting with Our Bodies

204 - Best of Social Media in the Fitness Industry (Lecture)

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

301 - S/WET Deep (Deep Pool)

302 - Urban Poling

303 - Lighting up the Butt

304 - Yoga for Athletes

Lunch Break and Fitness Fair

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

402 - Kettlebell Swing Clinic

2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

404 - Keiser C3 – Create, Coach, Cycle

Afternoon Break and Fitness Fair

3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. 3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

403 - Load Up Your Step

501 - Deck Blocks – (Aquatic Lecture)

502 - Stretch, Lengthen, Release

503 - Tabata GX!!

504 - H.I.I.T. the Rhythm Ride (Cycle)

603 - Step Mixology

604 - Emotional and Mental Self-Care – Why it’s Important (Lecture)

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.* 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

**601 - S’WET 602 -Yoga from the Challenge (Shallow/ Pelvic Floor through intermediate pool) Inner Core

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. 701 - Freestyle 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Flow (Shallow/intermediate pool ) 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

405 - Nutrition “From Restriction & Rigidity to Flexibility & Freedom - Finding Peace with Food & Our Bodies” (Lecture)

801 - S’WET Silver

Breakfast and SPRA Fitness Division Update

702 - Finding Balance – Older Adult Programming 802 - Bender Ball Yoga

703 - Balanced Body

704 - Anatomy of Movement 101 (Lecture)

505 - Chair Yoga

PRE-CONFERENCE Friday, November 1

Session P1

Session: Standard First Aid and CPR/AED Recertification (CPR & FA) Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Location: 1375 Lorne Street Presenter: J & T First Aid Consulting

Standard First Aid (SFA) including CPR re-certification for individuals who have completed a SFA/CPR course within the last three (3) years from any recognized training organization with a total commitment of 8 hours.

Session P3 - Welcome Workout Session: Kick’n It Off! Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Location: U of R – Gym 1 Presenter: Lynne Skilton-Hayes

Join Lynne Skilton-Hayes to start your Conference off with a bang. Experience an empowering workout that fuses kickboxing and Tabata. You’ll leave this workout energized, inspired and dialed in for the days ahead.

Session P2

Session: Myofascial Mobilization Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Location: Royal Hotel Regina, Trademark Collection By Wyndham Presenter: Laurie Idema-Wood

Why is everyone talking about MYOFASCIAL TISSUE? Come learn about this important connective tissue, why it’s creating such a buzz in the fitness industry, and most importantly, how to take care of your own fascial tissue. Learn corresponding yoga postures and self-massage techniques utilizing a small ball to ease tense and tired muscles, release fascia, and prevent overuse injuries. Restore balance, alignment and reduce muscle soreness in this educational and interactive workshop. ■ This class is not appropriate for those with joint replacements, who are on blood thinners, or who have difficulty working on a mat on the floor. ■ Bring your own mat and dress in comfortable yoga type clothing. ■ Please note: attending this workshop does not qualify or certify the participant to teach these techniques in fitness classes.

SESSION HANDOUTS All Conference session handouts will be available online at Handouts will not be provided on site, so print the handouts you wish to bring to your sessions.


Session 203

Join us for a Rise & Shine Yoga class featuring variations of Sun Salutations. Sun Salutations match your inhalations and exhalations with the movement of your body, you connect to the rhythm of your breath and develop your inner focus, a perfect way to start your day! The class will be co-taught by Shirley Berthelet and Leanne Parsons of BreatheMoveBe.

So many of us have become disconnected from our bodies, and run on ‘auto pilot’ - it’s time to reconnect and rediscover the joy of movement! In this workshop, Janelle will speak about her journey from living with restriction and rigidity to flexibility and flow, and how this has influenced the way she now approaches movement and leads classes. As Nia has been an integral part of this shift, she will lead participants through a Nia class, which incorporates the energies of martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. This class is meant to free your spirit, focus your mind, and stir your emotions, all while having fun in ‘YOUR body’s way!’

Session: Rise & Shine Yoga Time: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Presenter: Shirley Berthelet and Leanne Parsons

Session 103

Session: Barre Above Time: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Presenter: Laurie Idema-Wood

Join Laurie Idema-Wood, Exercise Physiologist and Master Barre Above Trainer for the hottest new fitness trend! Barre Above blends the latest exercise science with the principles of ballet, Pilates, yoga and strength training in each workout. This fun and effective program is designed for all fitness levels and is multilevel to accommodate every body. Not a dancer? Neither are we! No dance experience required. Come and join us for the Barre Party.

Breakfast and Keynote Speaker – Suzette O’Byrne Lighting Up your Legacy Time: 8:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

As Leaders in the fitness industry, we impact members, other instructors and even those we just come in contact with for a moment. How do you influence people around you? What light do you want to build, share and leave? How do you maximize your impact?

Session 201

Session: Noodle RX (Shallow/intermediate pool) Time: 9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Presenter: Jenni Lynn Patterson-LaCour

This low-impact noodle workout will rotate through a series of anchored and grounded lower body movements that challenge the legs without impact on the joints, as well as explore various body positions and exercises that target the upper body and core using a noodle.

Session 202

Session: Engage Your Core Time: 9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Presenter: Lynne Skilton-Hayes

The core is all the joints and muscle groups between our neck and knees. I think we can agree that when many instructors or trainers’ cue ‘engage your core’ they mean engage your torso muscles or abdominals. By cueing this way, we are neglecting to cue key positioning for the shoulder girdle and pelvic girdle – key players in the core in addition to our torso muscles. So, are we confusing our students as to what the core really is? This workshop is designed to fine tune your cueing of ‘the core’ and fill your toolbox with a load of multiplanar exercises that effectively and specifically target the shoulder girdle, pelvic girdle and everything in between.

Session: Reconnecting with Our Bodies Time: 9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Presenter: Janelle Fettes

Session 204

Session: Best of Social Media in the Fitness Industry (Lecture) Time: 9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Presenter: Cheslea Champagne

With so many choices for what, when and how to post on social media, you want to do what’s best for your marketing success. Backed by recent research, case studies and guidance, this session covers all the top tricks and hacks for getting the most out of Instagram, Facebook and more. Discover the best new features on each Platform, best times to post, best content for engagement, best strategies for follower growth, best hashtag hacks, best idea for attracting leads and sales, best time-saving tricks and more!

Session 301

Session: S/WET Deep (Deep Pool) Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Presenter: Jenni Lynn Patterson-LaCour

Take deep-water exercise to another level with S’WET Deep. Learn to incorporate Pilates, Tabata, Boot Camp, core strengthening, water running and more in your deep end to get students working harder with no impact to their joints.

Session 302

Session: Urban Poling Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Presenter: Jessica Lewgood

Get Moving with Urban Poling! Personal trainers, physiotherapists, activity coordinators and fitness enthusiasts (and their clients) love Canada’s #1 Nordic Walking Poles! Urban Poling offers two styles of poling to meet everyone’s needs! Get a sneak peak of how Urban Poling is a fun fitness activity for individuals of all ages and fitness levels and how ACTIVATOR poles are being used extensively in all continuums of health care!

Session 303 Session: Lighting up the Butt Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Presenter: Suzette O’Byrne

While Gluteal Amnesia (or ‘dead butt syndrome’) may sound like a spell that Harry Potter learned at Hogwarts, it’s a very real condition—and often prevalent these days, thanks to our sedentary lifestyles, jobs that tie us to a desk or hamstring heavy exercise like running. This condition happens when the gluteal

muscles become lengthened and desensitized and won’t generate much force when you try to engage them. This workshop will focus on exercises and muscle balancing that will restart and light up the gluteus muscles. Finish with some releasing poses to ensure you also know how to butt out.

Session 304

Session: Yoga for Athletes (Yfa) Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Presenter: Shirley Berthelet and Leanne Parsons

YfA applies the practice of yoga to an athlete’s anatomy using the practice as a tool to complement the student’s sports and athletic experience. A yoga practice designed around the specific issues of an athlete brings balance and symmetry to their bodies-builds awareness and is an integrated approach to strength, flexibility and focus. YfA classes and workshops will concentrate on the application of the third and fourth limbs, Asana (postures) and Pranayama (breath awareness and control). YfA answers the questions; How does yoga fit into an athlete’s training program? What are the benefits of a yoga practice to athletes?

Lunch Break and Fitness Fair Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Session 402

Session: Kettlebell Swing Clinic Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Presenter: Jodi Barrett

Join Kettlebell Kickboxing Canada as we discuss the importance of the hip hinge and how to properly engage the glutes and how it benefits your back during many activities. As most equipment, when not properly used can cause injury, one of the most misused, misunderstood and most efficient and effective training tool is the kettlebell. Join us today to learn how to properly execute the kettlebell swing, which is beloved for its hinge. We will not only learn how to execute a proper Full Mobility Swing, we will look at the most common faults and fixes!

Session 403

Session: Load Up Your Step Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Presenter: Lynne Skilton-Hayes

Experience this step interval format designed to challenge your cardiovascular system and the strength and endurance of the lower body. Easy to follow athletic step combinations with intervals of lower body strength exercises creates a total lower body blast of a workout. Return to your club with a Monday morning ready class that will give your classes an intensity boost and give your participants the results they crave. You’ll walk away (not easily!) with loads of ideas that can be applied to your current muscle conditioning or step classes.

Session 404

Session: Keiser C3 – Create, Coach, Cycle Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Presenter: Suzette O’Byrne

Knowing how to put together a successful class takes new ideas and a fresh approach. In this session, learn how to create interesting ride profiles, discover tips on playlist selections and more importantly, uncover training methods on how to ‘coach’ your riders to individual success. Empower yourself and your rider’s with coaching and training skills that will take your rides beyond the basic.

Session 405

Session: Nutrition - “From Restriction & Rigidity to Flexibility & Freedom - Finding Peace with Food & Our Bodies” (Lecture) Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Presenter: Janelle Fettes

Today, maybe more than ever, the simple act of eating can be confusing and overwhelming. We have been taught to fear certain foods, and told that following a specific set of rules will be the answer to everything we desire, including the ‘perfect body’, and therefore, the ‘perfect life’. Janelle Fettes, a dietitian who focuses on positive body image and intuitive eating, will bring us back to simplicity.

She will share about her own personal journey living with food obsession, eating disorders, and body image distortion, and how she was able to heal these relationships. Janelle will discuss the current science around diets, weight, health, and she will encourage participants to assess their own personal and business practices with this new knowledge in mind. Be ready to shift the way you look at food, health and body size!

Afternoon Break and Fitness Fair Time: 3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Session 501

Session: Deck Blocks – (Aquatic Lecture) Time: 3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Presenter: Jenni Lynn-Patterson-LaCour

Whether you’re a seasoned instructor, or a back-up sub, learn how to build a balanced workout using the basic blocks of movement, as well as modifications to help all of your participants. (Ski, Jack, Tuck, Kick, Hop/Levels/Impact Variations). Work together in teams to brainstorm on how to build the best class for your wave warriors!

Session 502

Session: Stretch, Lengthen, Release Time: 3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Presenter: Suzette O’Byrne

These three components are not often integrated together and can lead to minimal benefits, injuries or simple soreness. Investigate the current research on stretching and how to functionally incorporate it into your classes. Learn simple techniques to help your participants feel open, balanced and relaxed without the injuries and delayed onset of muscle soreness.

Session 503

Session: Tabata GX!! Time: 3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Presenter: Laurie Idema-Wood

More is not better! Better is better! Stuck in a training or weight loss plateau? This is for you! Join Master Trainer Laurie as she leads you through the calorie scorching, 20-10 Microburst Training Protocol as well as our action packed, signature 40/30/20 and 30/20/10 H.I.I.T. timing method. Boost your metabolism, maximize results and transform your body and lifestyle. Bring your sweat towel, yoga mat, and water bottle. This class is a game changer.

Session 504

Session: H.I.I.T. the Rhythm Ride (Cycle) Time: 3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Presenter: Lynne Skilton-Hayes

Do your participants work as hard as they should be in a H.I.I.T. class? Many clubs still don’t have computers on the bikes, so without the feedback right in front of them, how do your participants know they are working as hard as they need to? Learn how to get the most out of your students by learning to use music as a tool rather than just having it play in the background. You’ll work through H.I.I.T. drills and lots of different type of cueing/coaching designed to challenge your participants and thus, enhance the results they get from your cycle classes.

Session 505

Session: Chair Yoga Time: 3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Presenter: Marisol Molina-Smith

Try this new yoga trend! Chair Yoga is designed for individuals who need extra support while practicing their yoga. It is perfect for individuals ages 55+ or anyone who needs extra assistance to gain the most benefit from their class. Being able to cater to these individuals is what keeps yoga classes inclusive and open to all ages and body types. Join this Chair Yoga session and discover how you can combine these methods and poses to all your exercise classes.


Session 702

No matter what fitness level students are at, you can teach them to work to their MAXIMUM potential! Challenge students with multiple levels/modifications for each exercise so your students will be able to start at their own level but CHALLENGE themselves to go farther than they ever expected.

One third of all Canadians over the age of 65 will lose their balance and fall this year. Fitness Professionals play an important role in helping participants decrease their likeliness of falling. This workshop will focus on balance training methods designed to improve strength, mobility, co-ordination in active and inactive older adults. Go beyond standing on one foot as we look how body balancing and other factors such as foot health influence balancing ability. Experience a variety of balance training that can be applied to all ages and classes.

Session: S’WET Challenge (Shallow/intermediate pool) Time: 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Presenter: Jenni-Lynn Patterson-LaCour

Session 602

Session: Yoga from the Pelvic Floor through Inner Core Time: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Presenter: Suzette O’Byrne

Learn how the balance between strength, endurance, release, breath and awareness are all important to the health of the pelvic floor and inner core. Discover how it may not be an issues with the pelvic floor but instead the muscles and connective tissue that surround and interact with its function that may be the true culprits to pelvic floor weakness. As a gateway to stability in the body, a healthy pelvic floor and inner core is vital to our foundation and can significantly improve the quality of our life.

Session 603

Session: Step Mixology Time: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Presenter: Lynne Skilton-Hayes

Who says that your step class has to be composed of 3 blocks of 32 counts? What if we play a little mixology? Think outside the 32 count box, get creative with the counts in your blocks of choreography and come up with a new way to present your step class. With smart learning progressions and solid teaching strategies, you will explore different ways of linking and layering combinations that in the end still amounts to an amazing finale with seamless choreography.

Session 604

Session: Emotional and Mental Self-Care – Why it’s Important (Lecture) Time: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Presenter: Shelly Cal

Take good care of yourself and it’ll help you take care of others. Bring excellence to and further your ability to build healthy lifestyles, especially with social media. Be empowered to ensure you are teaching fitness from all aspects internally and externally with growth in both for sustainability. Numerous avenues of emotional self-care will be explored which will assist in shifting your perspectives and long term benefits for your fitness groups.

Breakfast and SPRA Fitness Division Update Sunday: 9:15 – 10:15 Session 701

Session: Freestyle Flow (Shallow/intermediate pool ) Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Presenter: Jenni Lynn Patterson-LaCour

This workshop will help you feel more confident and educated on the Freestyle/ Non-Linear form of choreographed teaching while giving your students a safe and well-balanced workout.

Session: Finding Balance – Older Adult Programming Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Presenter: Suzette O’Byrne

Session 703

Session: Balanced Body Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Presenter: Lynne Skilton-Hayes

Life creates muscle imbalance and many of our clients and participants are living proof of that. We know that many incidences of muscle imbalance are reversible if we recognize them early enough. So what are you doing about it? Do you consider the common imbalances in people when planning your muscle conditioning classes? This workshop is designed to outline the most common postural deviations and give you corrective exercise ideas that can be easily incorporated into your muscle conditioning classes.

Session 704

Session: Anatomy of Movement 101 (Lecture) Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Presenter: Laurie Idema-Wood

A little rusty in the Anatomy department? Has it been awhile since you cracked open your Exercise Theory manual? No problem! We are here to help dust off those Anatomy cobwebs and get you back in the exercise analysis game. This hands on basic anatomy practical workshop is for those fitness leaders who need a refresher. Grab your coffee and join anatomy nerd Laurie Idema-Wood for a fun introductory muscle action review.

Session 801

Session: S’WET Silver Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Presenter: Jenni Lynn Patterson-LaCour

Expand your techniques using Level II, grounded and equipment assisted high intensity exercises to elevate your elite senior/low level mover aqua enthusiasts. Learn exercises and combinations to help push your sensational silver movers! Incorporate everything from cardio intervals, balance work and core teasers that will keep our active aging population coming back for more!

Session 802

Session: Bender Ball Yoga Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Presenter: Laurie Idema-Wood

Looking to add some spice to your fitness yoga class but afraid to use equipment? Keep your programming fresh by incorporating the Bender Ball! Join Laurie Idema-Wood, Exercise Physiologist, Master Bender Ball Trainer, and Registered Yoga Teacher for this fun and dynamic session. The Bender Ball will be fused with traditional yoga poses as well as utilized for core yoga training. You will leave with a list of methods to inspire, motivate and progress your students in a safe and effective manner.


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One stop shopping event for health and wellness enthusiasts!

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November 2, 2019 - 9:30 a.m. - 5:45 p.m. November 3, 2019 - 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.


To bring a towel, yoga mat, extra snacks, water and a lock. This year’s Conference giveaway is a bag.

MAJOR PRESENTERS Jenni Lynn Patterson-LaCour

Jenni Lynn Patterson-LaCour is an AEA Training Specialist, NSCA-CPT and continuing education provider for AEA, AFAA and ACE. She has been working one on one with clients, as well as teaching aquatic fitness classes in New York City for over a decade. She loves to incorporate kickboxing, H.I.I.T., Synchronized swimming, Pilates, and strength training in the pool. She truly believes the perception of water fitness can be transformed and soon ALL ages and genders will be working out together in the pool! For more information, contact her at or jennilynn@

Lynne Skilton-Hayes

Lynne Skilton-Hayes is the Fitness Program Supervisor at the University of Guelph where she is responsible for the programming of hundreds of programs for students, faculty, staff and community. She is a Canfitpro and ACE certified group fitness instructor and Master Personal Trainer. Lynne holds a B.SC. degree and brings over 22 years of education and experience to the fitness industry. She is an International Fitness Presenter/Educator, Matrix Master Trainer, GSTC TRX trainer Canfitpro Pro Trainer and Woman of Distinction Nominee in 2016 and 2017. Lynne has done work for television, print and videos for online curriculum for IDEA Fitness Association.

Suzette O’Byrne

Suzette O’Byrne is a sought after international instructor trainer who specializes in yoga therapy, indoor cycling and personal training. She is the Recreation Manager at The Glencoe Club in Calgary, Alberta and the author of Yoga for the Core: Finding Stability in an Unstable Environment. Suzette holds a BSc. in Kinesiology and a designation as trainer of fitness leaders from AFLCA. Certifications: ACE, E-RYT500, IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist. For more information about Suzette, visit


With a marketing degree from the University of Regina, and a certified Fitness Instructor with SPRA, Chelsea Champagne brings a unique element to bringing the world of marketing and fitness together. Chelsea has leveraged social media to help increase business sales, building personal brands, and increase overall growth for online presence. Chelsea works full time as a Pursuit Marketing Specialist for KPMG, and works as a fitness instructor and is a Marketing Director for Lift.Move.Fuel. Studios, a local studio in Emerald Park, Saskatchewan on a part time basis.

Janelle Fettes

Janelle Fettes is a Joyful Movement Instructor of Nia, Yoga, and Group Fitness, a body positive Dietitian, and a self-love advocate. In a constant strive for perfection, she spent years struggling with eating, exercise, and body image disorders, while living in an extremely restrictive, rule-oriented way. After welcoming two daughters into her life, Janelle dove into a journey of self-growth and inquiry, which has led to a beautiful relationship with her body. She hopes to inspire and support others in feeling more loving, gentle and easeful toward fitness, nutrition, and themselves, while honoring and respecting their bodies’ needs and desires.

Jessica Lewgood

Jessica Lewgood is the Saskatchewan Urban Poling Ambassador and an Urban Poling Master Trainer. She graduated from the University of Regina with a Masters of Science in Kinesiology and has been a Certified Exercise Physiologist with the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology since 2007. Jessica is the owner of KinFit Family Health & Wellness business in Estevan, Saskatchewan where she has a keen interest in working with a full spectrum of clients, from those in the general population, Mom & Babies, and those who are deconditioned, have impaired balance of suffer from degenerative conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, and Osteoarthritis.

Shirley Berthelet and Leanne Parsons

Shirley and Leanne have been friends, running partners and avid yogis for 23 years and make up BreatheMoveBe, a business they launched in 2014 to share their love of running and yoga. Shirley Berthelet is an SPRA Group Fitness Instructor, Canfit Pro PTS, an E-RYT200 and Yoga for Runners certified. Leanne Parsons is RYT with Yoga Alliance and a Yoga for Runners certified instructor. BreathMoveBe offers classes in Yoga for Athletes and Fitness Yoga. A love of teaching has led to a love of certifying yoga instructors, they are now in their 4th year of FYI (Fitness Yoga Instructor) training. Find them on the mat, Facebook (BreatheMoveBe) or

Marisol Molina-Smith

Marisol has a degree in Recreation Studies and a B.A. from the University of Manitoba. She is an Exercise for Older Adults SPRA Fitness Leader and Course Conductor and has led specialized older adult exercise classes for over ten years. She is a Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga teacher, leading Senior’s Yoga, specializing in Chair Yoga, for the last eight years. Currently she is employed with the Saskatchewan Health Authority as a Health Educator Lead of motion in Regina. As well as the Live Well with Chronic Conditions program and Educational Director with the Regina Therapy Recreation Association Executive. Her passion is to motivate aging adults to become more physically active!

Shelly Cal

Shelly Cal is a Nurse Practitioner (NP) from Hudson Bay, where she has worked her full career as an NP. Her job allows her to look at people from a holistic view point with her passion being mental health.

Jodi Barrett

Jodi is the CEO of Kettlebell Kickboxing Canada. After 13 years of being a stay at home mom, Jodi’s journey led her to find Kettlebell Kickboxing! She then completed her KBIA-Master Level and MKC Certifications. Jodi certifies trainers across Canada and teaches her own KBKB classes in Regina, Saskatchewan. Connect with Jodi at or on Instagram @kettlebellkickboxingcanada.

Laurie Idema-Wood

(B.P.A.S.)(C.S.E.P.-C.E.P.)(C.S.C.S.)(R.M.T.)(M.T.A.S.) Registered Massage Therapist/ Exercise Therapist. Laurie has been teaching fitness since the 1980s and training instructors since the 1990s. She has a Kinesiology and Massage Therapy Degree and is also a Certified Exercise Physiologist, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and Yoga Instructor. During the day, you can find Laurie at her small business Body Connections Fitness & Massage Therapy where she specializes in postoperative orthopedic rehabilitation. During evenings and weekends, she partners with the community to offer various fitness classes and instructor trainings. In her spare time, Laurie enjoys lifting weights, hiking and biking with her family.

FRAGRANCE FREE ENVIRONMENT For the safety of participants with allergies and chemical sensitivities, we expect participants to avoid the use of scented products (cologne, perfume, aftershave, scented hand creams, shampoo, conditioner).


Affinity Credit Union is a different kind of financial institution. A member-owned and democratically-operated co-operative, Affinity is firmly rooted in community, and committed to serving the needs of our members across Saskatchewan. Affinity members are part of the largest branch network in the province and benefit from advice, products and services from dedicated, professional staff. By members investing their money with Affinity, they are a part of the economic engine that improves the local economy and in turn, the whole community. By enabling our members and communities to invest in one another, we continue to provide financial advice, products and services in a way that builds a better world for everyone, every day. Members can count on a better way of banking at Affinity Credit Union, allowing everyone to be part of something bigger.


Photography, video and audio taping are not permitted in the conference sessions.

Wellness Pharmacy is a community based pharmacy located in the heart of Regina, steps away from Wascana Park. At our pharmacy, we focus on holistic patient centred care and specialize in chronic disease management, diabetes, COPD/asthma, geriatric medicine, smoking cessation and weight-loss. We also offer routine immunizations, prescription renewals, advice on health practices when preparing for trips, and compression therapy to help manage swelling and improve circulation. Our pharmacy team works beyond the dispensary and accommodates city wide delivery, home visits, provides counselling services, medication reviews and offers a variety of compliance packaging options for individuals through all ages and stages of life and health. If you’re ready for an exceptional pharmacy experience, visit one of our 2 locations in Regina from Monday to Saturday at either 1713 Badham Blvd (306-545-4503) or 1120-11th Ave. (306-522-2266). Be sure to ‘like’ us on Facebook to receive the latest tips and advice related to your health and well-being!

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