August 22nd, 2018

// canfitpro World Fitness Expo unites thousands of new and returning enthusiasts for 25th anniversary event

canfitpro World Fitness Expo unites thousands of new and returning enthusiasts for 25th anniversary event

World’s largest fitness conference and trade show took place August 8-12 at Metro Toronto Convention Centre

TORONTO, ON — Over 10,000 fitness lovers gathered at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre this past weekend to celebrate all things health and wellness. canfitpro World Fitness Expo gave attendees a sneak peek at the latest trends, offered informative wellness and nutrition sessions and introduced high-powered workouts led by the industry’s biggest names. Fitness superstar Jillian Michaels, World of Dance judge Derek Hough and Jersey Shore: Family Vacation’s Vinny Guadagnino were just some of the celebrity talent on board to celebrate the 25th anniversary event.

In its milestone year, canfitpro World Fitness Expo opening ceremonies paid tribute to its long list of veteran attendees, some spanning back to its inception 25 years ago. With attendance growing more and more each year, canfitpro World Fitness Expo educates and inspires people of all ages, aiming to provide exceptional learning experiences to take beyond the expo. Over the course of the weekend, both industry professionals and newcomers alike got the opportunity to learn from their peers and take home industry insights from some of the biggest names in fitness.

We are thrilled to have celebrated this milestone year with some of the top talent in the fitness and health sphere,” said Nathalie Lacombe, vice president of canfitpro. “From jam-packed meet and greets to insightful educational seminars and intensive workouts,canfitpro World Fitness Expo is known for providing cutting-edge sessions and industry expertise. We were happy to continue that tradition and embrace the latest innovations in the industry this year.”

The event also included Expo Hall, a two-day exhibition with hundreds of vendors offering unmatchable deals on products and services that support healthy and active lifestyles. Select exhibitors hosted fitness competitions with big ticket rewards. REPerformance gave one lucky attendee $1,000 for 1,000 push-ups and The Canadian Physique Alliancehosted a competition in search of the next great bodybuilder. Highlight exhibitors also included Canadian-made functional clothing company, RYU Apparel; high protein, low sugar snacks by SimplyProtein; and world-renowned obstacle race events, Spartan Race Inc.

The largest industry conference and trade show, canfitpro World Fitness Expo is held every August in Toronto and welcomes delegates from all over the country to preview the latest trends, take part in health and wellness workshops and experience high-level fitness sessions. For more information, visit or

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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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