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For immediate release

Jawno Trains the Trainers for canfitpro

TORONTO, APRIL 5, 2009--Beginning this month, Lauren Jawno will be educating and examining new fitness professionals on a continuous basis for canfitpro. Jawno will teach the Personal Trainer Specialist Course and the Nutrition and Wellness Specialist Course. Both courses are part of the continued training requirements for canfitpro certification. For course dates and locations, contact Lauren by email.

The Personal Trainer Specialist Course

This is a comprehensive in-class and online course designed to increase knowledge and confidence level to train clients in a one-on-one or small group (2-3 people) setting. The online course has been developed to provide an excellent online learning experience covering topics such as anatomy, biomechanics, and physiology. The comprehensive in-class course covers a wide range of topics preparing for the exams and the career of a canfitpro certified personal trainer. Course topics include:

  • Aspects of fitness, wellness and basic training principles
  • Fitness theory: skeletal, muscular, neurological, cardiovascular and pulmonary systems
  • Components of a workout from warm-up, cardiovascular and resistance training to cool-down
  • Kinesiology/anatomy in action and bioenergetics
  • Nutritional counseling and weight management
  • Screening and assessment of new clients
  • Business skills for success as a personal trainer

The Nutrition & Wellness Specialist Course

This is a comprehensive 22-hour course that will increase personal trainers' knowledge of nutrition and wellness. Why Study Nutrition & Wellness? Personal health is constantly changing. It is much easier to keep your current state of health than it is to try to recover your health after an illness. To have a positive influence on your state of wellness over time, it is important to understand healthy eating, the value of regular activity and ways to reduce stress. Maintaining wellness requires the consistent use of practical strategies with an overall focus on the body, mind and spirit. This course will provide excellent tools for fitness professionals to help them counsel others about how to build a healthy body. This program is also very beneficial to all Canadians who want to learn practical ways to become more active, eat better and make a personal lifestyle change. Topics Include:

  • The wellness concept, health evaluation and lifestyle choices 

  • Nutrition basics (macro and micronutrients) 

  • Weight management (weight loss and gain) 

  • Counselling and behaviour modification 

  • Sports nutrition and supplements 

  • Nutrition resources and referrals 

  • Complimentary therapies and therapists 

  • Spiritual health and stress management

About canfitpro

canfitpro has a simple but complete mission: United as members, canfitpro takes today’s fitness professional challenges and creates tomorrows solutions through increasing opportunity, ongoing relative knowledge and personal enrichment. canfitpro's vision is to move away from the survival mode of just meeting basic needs and into a relationship that demonstrates value and excellence. canfitpro believes that growth and education is complete when they are able to provide for all fitness professionals. Being certified with canfitpro is a clear indication of a commitment to professionalism in the fitness industry. This national certification program is designed to recognise each member of the fitness industry, from fitness instructors and personal trainers, through to club owners and managers. Together canfitpro aims to bring the fitness industry to a new level of education, communication and motivation.