“We are so excited to announce a star-studded roster of the best in the business joining World Fitness Expo this year.” says Nathalie Lacombe, Vice President, canfitpro. “From Billy Blanks’ Tae Bo, one of the industry’s most recognized workouts, to Derek Hough’s world-famous ballroom dancing talent, the Expo is really getting a diverse range of expertise this year and we can’t wait to share it with Canada’s biggest fitness enthusiasts.”
A competitive dancer since childhood, Derek gained widespread popularity as a world-class Latin and ballroom dancer, choreographer and singer. Known for his work on the series Dancing with the Stars, in which he is the only six-time champion in franchise history of the hit ABC show, Derek is also a Primetime Emmy® Award winner, New York Times Best-Selling author and is in his second season as a judge on NBC’s dance competition series, World of Dance. The multi-talented entertainer will bring his industry expertise to this year’s World Fitness Expo with an educational seminar and public meet & greet.
Rukus and Dance Fever, also known as The Brutez™, will hit the stage yet again this year heading their popular Ultimate Dance Fitness program. Each class combines strength, fitness, entertainment and urban style to create the perfect full-body workout. With backgrounds in all styles of dance and specialties in hip-hop, popping and animation, The Brutez™ have travelled the world making their mark as the dancing bodybuilders with an electrifying, eye-catching style that’s motivated a new generation of fitness fanatics.
The creator of Tae Bo Fitness®, a revolutionary total body fitness system known worldwide and made famous by A-list celebrities, Billy Blanks will bring his most popular workout to the World Fitness Expo stage. A combination of martial arts and kickboxing, Tae Bo is a high-level cardio workout aimed at total body fitness. Currently co-host of the hit TV series Celebrity Sweat, which reveals how celebrities and athletes balance good nutrition and fitness, Billy continues to motivate and inspire all generations to make fitness a dedicated part of their lives.
Other industry notables leading workout sessions and hosting educational seminars include:
- Chef Vikram Vij – Indian-born Canadian chef, cookbook author, and television personality
- Tosca Reno – Best-selling author, fitness model and columnist
- Suaad Ghadban – TV fitness expert, Global News correspondent and fitness speaker
- Gillian Mandich – PhD of Health and Rehabilitation Science and television and radio personality
- Kelly Starrett – Physical therapist, coach and best-selling author
- Thomas Delauer – Executive Body and Business Coach and fitness influencer
As the world’s largest fitness conference and trade show, World Fitness Expo draws in over 16,000 delegates each year for customizable fitness education experiences, heart-pumping workouts and elite shopping opportunities. Attendees can choose from a selection of over 300 sessions presented by more than 200 industry experts. For additional activities, contests and exhibitor prizes, guests can enjoy Expo Hall, open August 10 and 11. General admission tickets to Expo Hall can be purchased online for $17.70.
canfitpro is the largest provider of education in the Canadian fitness industry. Founded in 1993, canfitpro delivers accessible, quality education, certifications, events and membership services. canfitpro’s over 24,000 members include some of the world’s finest fitness professionals, health club operators, industry suppliers, and fitness consumers.