May 24th, 2018

// canfitpro World Fitness Expo 2018 marks 25thanniversary with celebrity fitness trainer, Jillian Michaels

canfitpro World Fitness Expo 2018 marks 25thanniversary with celebrity fitness trainer, Jillian Michaels

World’s largest fitness education event returns to Toronto August 8-12; over 200 industry experts to teach world-class fitness seminars

TORONTO, ON canfitpro, Canada’s largest provider of fitness education, brings its World Fitness Expo back to Toronto this summer. Taking place August 8-12 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the expo will celebrate 25 years as North America’s largest fitness conference and trade show. Television personality and fitness trainer Jillian Michaels will headline the event, leading her world-famous BODYSHRED™ workout. With hundreds of fitness sessions and educational seminars to choose from, the internationally-recognized five day event draws in thousands, inspiring everyone to lead a healthy and active lifestyle.

In addition to the heart-pumping workouts and motivating lectures, World Fitness Expo is expanding its offerings further to celebrate its 25-year milestone. Included are seven new SuperSessions, providing in-depth training on targeted fitness areas as well as six commemorative 25th anniversary workshops. Attendees can also customize their experiences with 295 education sessions from over 200 leading industry experts.

“We are honoured to be celebrating 25 years as the industry’s leading source for fitness education,” says Nathalie Lacombe, Vice President, canfitpro. “With over 15,000 delegates in attendance each year, World Fitness Expo continues to grow, attracting fitness enthusiasts from around the globe who get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the latest trends to help them hit their goals.”

With additional headliners to be announced soon, 2018 presenters joining Jillian Michaels include:

  • 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

Attendees can enjoy a multitude of activities, workshops and an exclusive shopping experience at the show’s Expo Hall, where over 200 brands will showcase the latest products and services, offering competitive discounts.

This year, members can take advantage of World Fitness Expo’s GOLD PASS, a first-class delegate experience providing:

  • Front-of-the-line access to all registered sessions
  • VIP seating at opening and closing ceremonies
  • GOLD PASS lounge access
  • Complimentary food and beverage

Returning to the event for its fifth year is the Women Who Influence luncheon. The event will feature speakers ranging from fitness experts and celebrities to health and wellness professionals, including Jully Black, Kelly Thorne and Tosca Reno. The women will share their most valuable lessons and experiences that led them to become the change-makers they are today. Attendees will be provided with a nutritious meal, entertainment, networking opportunities, draw prizes and event swag bags.

Also returning is Les Mills LIVE, a group fitness event in a nightclub atmosphere. Over 1,200 fitness lovers and experienced professionals take part in a high-energy workout, complete with a live DJ.

With a mission to inspire Canadians to make healthy choices and educate on the latest fitness trends and best practices, World Fitness Expo is a diverse, informative and connecting experience.

Event registration is currently available for non-members (general public) and canfitpromembers, as well as Expo Hall for only $20. Attendees can choose to purchase by day and customize their experiences based on offered intensives, or opt for full-event passes.

The event brochure, including a full cost breakdown, registration information, list of additional keynote speakers and a complete session schedule can be viewed here.

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About canfitpro
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.


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