CPTN Conference 2013 Brochure


CPTN Conference 2013 Brochure



for CPTN,




Toronto, Ontario



Japanese Canadian

Cultural Centre



Fascial Fitness

NASE Speed

Certification Clinic

Barefoot Training

Dietary Trends




2 0 1 3


Conquering Metabolic




Thomas Myers,

Author of Anatomy Trains


May 30, 31, June 1, 2013


20 YEARS OF SERVICE 1993 - 2013


Maureen Connolly, PhD, CSCS, CPTN-CPT

Reed Ferber, PhD, CAT(C), ACT

Heather Westway, RK, CDE, CPT

Jennifer Sygo, MSc., RD

George Dintiman, PhD

Personal Trainers

Yoga Instructors

Strength & Conditioning Coaches


Rehab Specialists




Welcome to the 2013

CPTN Conference

Join us in 2013 to celebrate CPTN’s 20th anniversary, and 20 years of service.

We are delighted to be a part of the personal training and fitness fields, and to be included in your

professional lives through workshops, certifications, conferences and leadership opportunities. To

continue with our service-based approach, we will be offering a larger variety of half- and full-day

intensive workshops for the 2013 conference based on your feedback.

To support your commitment to your client-oriented services, we will be hosting leading-edge

workshops on training techniques, behaviour change, movement cueing, health conditions, marketing

strategies, nutrition facts, yoga methods, research highlights and more. Build on your current

knowledge and sample something new. Connect with friends and network with new colleagues.

The choice is yours — to spend some time on developing yourself for your continued success.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2013 CPTN Conference.

Warmest wishes,

CPTN Training Camp for Practical Assessors

with Sheldon Persad, MSc, CSCS, CPTN-CPT.M, NCCP, SWC

Become a CPTN Practical Assessor for your geographical area and

play a key role in the certification of new personal trainers. You

will be taught the essentials of how to effectively assess candidates

using CPTN’s unique assessment tool. You will learn the skills

necessary to successfully evaluate candidates on their competence

in cardiovascular training, resistance training, program design and

interpersonal communication.

Date:Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Time: 9:00am–6:00pm

Location: Advantage 4 Athletes

Fee: $299 + HST

(includes practical assessor manual and assessment tool)

Susan Lee, MPE, MA, CPTN-CPT

CPTN President


Celebrating 20 Years of Service!



Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre – 6 Garamond Court, Toronto, ON M3C 1Z5



Accommodations can be made at Toronto Don Valley Hotel and Suites, 175 Wynford

Drive, Toronto, M3C 1J3. Call 416.449.4111 or 1.877.474.6835 and mention group

code: “Certified Professional Trainers Network” to receive the special room rate of

$129+ HST per night (single or double occupancy). The number of rooms is limited,

so register early. Offer expires May 5, 2013.

Visit the conference site at www.cptn.com for online hotel reservations.


Conference and pre-conference delegates may register by completing the registration

form supplied with this brochure or via our website at www.cptn.com. Please

scan and email registration forms to education@cptn.com or mail to CPTN, 122

D’arcy Street, Toronto, ON, M5T 1K3, Canada. Early-bird registrations must be

postmarked and mailed on or before April 12, 2013. VISA, MasterCard, Amex,

certified cheques and money orders are accepted. Registration forms sent without a

method of payment will not be processed.


Sessions for the conference day are divided into five time slots. Only one session per

time slot can be assigned to a registrant. On your completed session selection you

may indicate your order of preference (1st, 2nd, 3rd) for each time slot in case you are

unable to receive your first choice. This is done by filling in the last digit of the session

code (session codes precede the session names) on the registration form included

with this brochure. Session distribution is determined on a first-come, first-serve

basis. Register early!


Wristbands must be worn by all conference delegates for the entire day (they are

waterproof). They are your proof of conference registration and allow official access

to the session rooms. Wristbands and applicable session badge must be shown at

the entrance to each session room. A $75 fee will be charged and picture ID will be

required to replace a lost or removed wristband. Sessions schedule must be provided

to monitor at each room to receive a verification stamp. Only sessions with stamps

will be recognized for continuing education credits.


The 2013 CPTN Conference has been pre-approved for CECs for CPTN, CATA and NSCA.

Please visit us online at www.cptn.com for CEC updates. All conference delegates

will receive a certificate of attendance.


CPTN reserves the right to cancel or change speakers due to unforeseen




Thursday, May 30th 8:00am–9:30am, 12pm–1:30pm

Friday, May 31st 7:30am–10:00am

Saturday, June 1st 7:30am–10:30am


Saturday, June 1st 8:45am–1:00pm, 2:00pm–5:30pm


MAY 30, 31, JUNE 1, 2013






– THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2013

PC1A: Fascial Fitness – Thomas Myers FIRST TIME PRESENTED IN TORONTO!

Fascia is the missing element in fitness training. After many years of being the ‘Cinderella’ of body tissues, new research into

the fascinating role of our body’s sinews has revealed new strategies for building our ‘fascial body’ to balance the strength and

tone we are bringing to the muscular tissues in training.

This one-day course, designed for the personal trainer, fitness coach, Pilates, yoga or martial arts instructor, brings together

a rich diversity of new images of fascial dissections and research findings to understand the surprising and integrative role

of fascia in force transmission, injury and repair. The day will include demonstrations and practical applications shown to

produce maximum strength and resilience and to prevent injury (most injuries are connective tissue injuries).

See and feel the various layers and types of fascial tissue and understand how ‘sensori-motor-amnesia’ can rob us of our full

potential, and how all the fascial tissues ‘hang together’ to make total body movement.

Time: 9:00am–6:00pm Fee: $195 + HST member; $245 + HST non-member CECs: CPTN-8, CATA-3.2, NSCA-0.8

PC1B: Food Addiction: Why it Should Matter to You

Vera Taraman, MD, MSc, FCFP, CASAM, ABAM and Mike MacKinnon, B.Comm., M.Div., CPTN-CPT

Do you wonder why clients following your workout routine still don’t lose weight? Have you suggested a healthy diet that

your clients are determined to follow only to find that they keep slipping back into eating junk food? This workshop will help

you understand why food provides the comfort that it does and why particular foods provide so much comfort that they are as

compelling, indeed as addictive, as drugs.

By May of 2003, Mike had slowly added 85 lbs of bodyfat to his 5’ 9”, 160-lb frame. It took eight years, but for him, being

245 lbs was the final straw. After a lifetime of yo-yo dieting, he embarked on a journey that led him to realize that he was addicted

to food, and had to treat his recovery the same way an alcoholic did. The only answer for him was complete abstinence

from addictive substances: certain foods that, once eaten, he could not seem to control. Today he enjoys a life free from the

craving for fattening foods, and — as a personal trainer — his mission is to pass along what he has learned to others who

have trouble losing weight and keeping it off.

Time: 9:00am–1:00pm Fee: $99 + HST member; $149 + HST non-member CECs: CPTN-4, CATA-1.6, NSCA-0.4

PC1C: Chronic Disease Management – The Art of Facilitating Behavior Change

Heather Westaway, RK, CDE, CPT

A growing number of Canadians face the daily challenges of managing chronic disease. There is a role for Exercise Specialists

to help. During this interactive session, participants will gain the awareness, confidence and skills required to support clients

living with chronic disease. Learn practical applications and develop your “tool kit” today! Topics will include: The Burden

of Chronic Disease, What is the Role of the Exercise Specialist?, Screening and Scope of Practice Issues, Principles of Self-

Management and Behaviour Modification, and Establishing Effective Action Plans.

Time: 9:00am–5:00pm Fee: $169 + HST member; $219 + HST non-member CECs: CPTN-7, CATA-2.8, NSCA-0.7

PC1D: BIM - Power Yoga – Mike Chapman, RYT, CPTN-CPT, CPTN-CYS

This full-day program is an opportunity to learn the general framework of a power yoga class in a step-by-step method.

Breathe Into Motion® Power Yoga is built from elements of various yoga styles and compiled in a logical progression based

on the principles of exercise science. The program is an intense workout and physical therapy at the same time. “As a former

Varsity athlete (hockey) for the University of Guelph, now in my thirties, I have finally found a fitness class that I can’t wait

to get to every week. It inspires me, improves my strength, endurance and flexibility, and because of Mike’s philosophy and

expertise, I don’t have to worry about injury.” Ingrid Macey Note: This session is activity-based. Please wear training gear.

Time: 9:00am–5:00pm Fee: $169 + HST member; $219 + HST non-member CECs: CPTN-7, CATA-2.8

PC1E: Fitness Buffet – Rob Pacas, B.P.H.E, B.Ed

Ever wonder what is the best way to train a professional athlete? In this comprehensive workshop, participants will be

exposed to many forms of programming and fitness equipment that are used with amateur as well as professional athletes.

Equipment used during this session includes battling ropes, sled barrows, sand bags, various forms of surgical tubing, body

bars and circuit cards. Whether you are a teacher, coach, personal trainer, boot camp instructor, or team trainer, you will walk

away with ideas that can be implemented the very next day. Note: This session is activity-based. Please wear training gear.

Time: 1:00pm–6:00pm Fee: $149 + HST member; $199 + HST non-member CECs: CPTN-5, NSCA-0.5

PC1F: Fitness MMA for the Personal Trainer – Ross O’Donnell, BA, CPT

MMA is a competitive full-contact amateur and professional sport, BUT, most people are attracted to fitness MMA for its

training benefits, to learn self-defense and experience authentic MMA training without sparring. The cardiovascular, toning,

conditioning and motor-skill enhancements gained make fitness MMA a tremendous option to sport — competitive Mixed

Martial Arts and a fantastic tool for personal trainers to have in their toolbox. Experience training with an array of equipment

ranging from focus pads, ground and pound bags, conditioning bags and belts in a small group personal training session your

clients are sure to enjoy. Note: This session is activity-based. Please wear training gear.

Time: 9:30am–5:30pm Fee: $169 + HST member; $210 + HST non-member CECs: CPTN-7, CATA-2.8, NSCA-0.7


– FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2013

PC2A: Back to the Back: A comprehensive manual approach to dealing with common spinal

conditions that the personal trainer will experience when working with their clients.

– Kevin Duguay, Sports Rehab Specialist

This eight-hour course covers the most common spinal conditions we see in our real world. Participate in a review of practical

anatomy around the spine, take a look at normal spinal mechanics, movement patterns and postural implications that result

in injuries; learn how these conditions occur and what can be done to help the client who has acquired these injuries. Revisit

how prevention and the implementation of lifestyle patterns, remedial and corrective exercises can help to significantly

reduce the effect of these problems. Conditions covered include: Facet Joint Impingement Sydrome, Lordosis, Pelvic Wheel

Dysfunction, Herniated Disc, Degenerative Disc Disease and Sciatica. Experience ample opportunity for practical development

of manual skills and working with a partner to help foster these manual skills.

Time: 9:00am–6:00pm Fee: $195 + HST member; $245 + HST non-member CECs: CPTN-8, CATA-3.2, NSCA-0.8

PC2B: Olympic Lifting – Trevor Cottrell, PhD, CSCS

The Olympic weightlifting movements, and related exercises, are recognized as essential components of a strength and conditioning

program. Appropriate application of the Olympic lifts in a strength and conditioning program will result in significant

improvements in athletic strength and power potential. This weekend workshop is designed for strength and conditioning

coaches, athletic therapists, personal trainers and training enthusiasts interested in using the Olympic lifts as part of their

athletic performance-enhancement programs. Lifts to be studied will include: power snatch, power clean and push jerk.

Analysis of the Olympic weightlifting movements will be simplified and a coaching progression taught that will allow you to

apply these lifts to any population. Note: This session is activity-based. Please wear training gear.

Time: 9:30am–5:30pm Fee: $169 + HST member; $210 + HST non-member CECs: CPTN-7, CATA-2.8, NSCA-0.7


– George Dintiman, PhD and Larry Jusdanis, BPHED, CPTN-CPT

Learn from the coaches whose athlete ran a 4.31 40-yard dash! The second-fastest time recorded in North America!

Attention all coaches and trainers who work with athletes of hockey, football, soccer and any other sports requiring Speed

Power and Agility. Learn from the best in an interactive one-day workshop to improve your clients’ speed. This isn’t your

typical form running clinic. Coaches will experience modalities such as: Over speed and sled training, the proper way to teach

lateral speed, the use of functional implements such as the tire for speed enhancement, complex training, one of the fastest

ways to enhance your speed, the proper way to teach plyometric and when to use them, Olympic lifting and when to use and

unique one-legged exercises to increase your performance. Plus Program Designed to Optimize Speed, SST’s different rep

scheme methods for speed enhancement, plus a few top program methods for peaking! This one-day workshop is a must if

you are SERIOUS about making your athletes the fastest! Note: This session is activity-based. Please wear training gear.

Time: 9:00am–6:00pm Fee: $195 + HST member; $245 + HST non-member CECs: CPTN-8, CATA-3.2, NSCA-0.8

PC2D: CPTN Yoga Level 3: Yoga for Athletes and Personal Trainers

– Mike Chapman, RYT, CPTN-CPT, CPTN-CYS

Serious athletes understand that muscle balance and flexibility are key components to remaining injury-free. Originally

created by local yoga guru Caron Shepley, this program is specifically designed to increase strength, flexibility and muscle

balance in athletes. This seven-hour workshop, which is geared to demonstrating how a trainer can incorporate yoga into

clients’ training sessions, will include a brief history of yoga, basic theory of pranayama and asana practice, discussion about

different types of yoga, the practice of sun salutations and other warm-ups, the practice of specific postures, and explanations

about how athletes in specific sports might benefit from this kind of yoga practice.

Time: 9:00am–5:00pm Fee: $169 + HST member; $229 + HST non-member CECs: CPTN-7, CATA-2.8, NSCA-0.7

PC2E: Beyond Functional Training: Maximizing the Transfer of Training Effects through

science-based exercise selection FIRST TIME PRESENTED IN CANADA!

– Karsten Jensen, MSc., CPTN-CPT.M

Go beyond buzzwords like “functional training” and, from a scientific viewpoint and with practical examples, examine the

whole “food chain” of decisions needed to give the athlete or fitness client the RIGHT exercises at the RIGHT time. Topics

covered: The importance of a needs analysis and how to create one. Scientific principles of exercise selection, exercise creation

and exercise periodization. The workshop includes opportunity to apply the principles taught in a program design case study.

Time: 9:00am–5:00pm Fee: $169 + HST member; $219 + HST non-member CECs: CPTN-7, CATA-2.8, NSCA-0.7


– SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2013

*CECs earned for the day: CPTN-7, CATA-2.4, NSCA-max of 0.7


SA1A: MMA Ultimate Sand Bag Workout (WS)

– Darrin Cave, CPT

This high-energy workout takes participants through kickboxing MMA circuit workout using various pieces of equipment such

as the sand bags and med balls to help enhance the participants’ overall experience. Programming is designed to appeal to

both beginners and advanced members. Note: This session is activity-based. Please wear workout gear.

SA1B: Osteoporosis and the Personal Trainer (L)

– Judi Laprade, BA, BScPT, MSc, PhD

Did you know that a 50-year-old woman has a 40% chance of having a fracture during her lifetime? That high-performance

athletes can have thin bones? That more men than women die after a hip fracture? That 60% of osteoporotic spine fractures

are silent? Do you know which of your clients are at risk for fractures? Do you know how to plan an exercise program not

only to benefit the bones but minimize the risk of a future fracture? This lecture is an introduction to the personal trainer on

research-based principles for safe exercise, identifying clients at risk for fracture and providing resources for further education

on exercise as it pertains to an osteoporotic client.

SA1C: 3D Functional Anatomy (WS)

– Paul Aspinall, BPE, MES, CPTN-CPT

A dynamic presentation of 3D functional anatomy that will give participants a new perspective on muscle recruitment during

exercise. The course begins with an introduction to anatomy using 3D animation. Each muscle is displayed allowing students

to learn muscle types, fiber direction and how they relate to movement. The core of the lecture will include the 3D models

that will be rotated and moved to show muscle function during common exercises. This method of learning anatomy will help

participants visualize and comprehend muscle actions and recruitment in gross-motor exercises.

SA1D: Ah Marketing - Finding a Need and Filling it Profitably (L)

– Andre Leitert, BA

Marketing, what is it really? There are countless examples of great products and services, offered by both big and small

companies, well financed with talented people that end up failing primarily due to poor marketing strategies. In this session,

participants will learn the steps of developing a successful marketing plan for their services or products, various marketing

strategies, such as promotional plans, public relations plans and brand development. Practical approaches for both new and

existing business on how to do a marketing audit will be discussed. Examples of failures and successes will also be part of the



MAY 30, 31, JUNE 1, 2013






SA2A: Beyond the Basics: Padwork for the Personal Trainer (WS)

– Ross O’Donnell, BA, CPT

Kickboxing focus pad workouts have become one of the most popular forms of small group training and personal training

sessions. This style of training has been featured in many TV shows, movies and commercials, and as such is popular with

clients. To conduct a safe training session, the trainers must be competent in how to hold and position the pads as well as

instruct and demonstrate proper combinations. This session will prepare you with pad holding techniques employed by pros

and utilized from beginner to pros. Note: This session is activity-based. Please wear workout gear.

SA2B: Diabetes. Take Action. Take Control. (L)

– Heather Westaway, RK, CDE, CPT

People living with diabetes have unique and specific needs, requiring a self-management plan that includes lifestyle and

behaviour modification to ensure they sustain the best quality of life possible and prevent future adverse complications. During

this interactive session, you will learn how to individualize physical activity recommendations to create a safe, effective

and realistic exercise prescription for each client. We will also touch on diet and medication counseling that is within your

scope of practice. Learn about practical and user-friendly tools, techniques and resources that you can implement with clients

immediately to increase their functioning and quality of life.

SA2C: Movement Progress and Assessment (WS)

– Jordan Foley, B.A., B.ED., CSCS

In this session, you will learn how to teach the progressions and regressions of each basic human movement category, how

to use cuing to correct movement and muscle activation, what each exercise can tell you about your client/athlete and their

dysfunctions, error detection and correction in speed, power and strength training and how to use ongoing assessment in a

group or team setting to ensure continued progress.

SA2D: Muscle Buffering for High-Intensity Sport

– Nicole Springle, MAN, RD

It has been well established that power athletes have significantly more carnosine as compared to endurance athletes, which

can improve the muscle buffering capacity during high-intensity exercise. Recently evidence has been building to support

the impact of beta-alanine (BA) supplementation to further improve muscle carnosine and result in significant performance

benefits for anaerobic athletes. This session will review the current body of evidence and highlight appropriate protocols for

supplementation and indications of use of BA to augment muscle buffering for individuals involved in high-intensity sport.


SA3A: True Functional Training with Unusual Implements

– Larry Jusdanis, BPHED, CPTN-CPT

Larry will teach the proper way to use unusual implement training for your clients and athletes. Participants will be put

through activities such as tire flipping and grappling, prowler, sledgehammer and sled variations plus much, much more

unique equipment! Larry will explain how and when to use all implements for your clients. Learn how to use implements for

fat loss, strength gains, development of power and speed. This interactive presentation is a must see!

Note: This session is activity-based. Please wear workout gear.

SA3B: Where’s the Beet? A Closer Look at the Role Beets, Beetroot Juice

and Dietary Nitrate Can Play in Athletic Performance (L)

– Jennifer Sygo, MSc, RD

Beets and beetroot juice have recently generated significant interest among runners and other athletes for their ability to act

as a legal ergogenic aid. This seminar will examine the evidence surrounding the use of beets and other sources of dietary

nitrate to modulate the body’s nitric oxide pathway and ultimately improve endurance performance and reduce perceived

exertion. Current research surrounding doses and time-course of action will be discussed, as well as the controversy surrounding

dietary nitrate and cancer risk.

SA3C: BIM - Yoga Adjustments and Corrections (WS)

– Mike Chapman, RYT, CPTN-CPT, CPTN-CYS

In the Breathe Into Motion®Yoga System, adjustments and corrections are used in ways to enhance muscle recruitment,

movement patterns and posture. In this workshop, ethical practices for adjustments will be discussed in detail. The Breathe

Into Motion®Yoga System is consistent with CPTN protocols. Note: This session is activity-based. Please wear workout gear

and bring a yoga mat.

SA3D: Sarcopenia: What personal trainers need to know (L)

– Cameron Mitchell, MSc., CSCS

Sarcopenia is the age-related decline in muscle mass and function, which accelerates in the 5th decade of life and can reach a

rate of 1.5% per year. This decline initially affects athletic performance but eventually begins to impact an individual’s ability

to perform activities of daily living and can ultimately be the deciding factor in relocating to an assisted living facility. The

decline in muscle mass can negatively impact an individual’s metabolic health as well as their function, and can put them

at risk for conditions such as diabetes. This lecture will discuss how resistance training and nutrition can attenuate or even

reverse sarcopenia as well as provide some recommendations for resistance training in older adults.


SA4A: Integrating Loaded Carries into Programming (WS) – Jeff Jensen, BA, CSCS

This presentation is geared to the fitness professional who would like to integrate loaded carries into programming for

athletes and general fitness clients. Farmer’s walks, suitcase carries, overhead carries, cross-body carries and sandbag carries

will be discussed, demonstrated and performed by participants. These carries have a vast number of variations and we will

discuss their appropriateness for your clients as well as when and how to utilize them. Note: This session is activity-based.

Please wear workout gear.

SA4B: Conquering Metabolic Syndrome (L) – Heather Westaway, RK, CDE, CPT

This session will provide a practical and effective ‘tool kit’ for addressing the needs of this growing demographic. You will

learn how to recognize and identify the signs and symptoms of metabolic syndrome, apply appropriate assessments and

screening tools to identify those at high risk for adverse events, and design safe and effective exercise and diet interventions

that you can implement tomorrow to improve your client’s function and quality of life. Through group discussion, interactive

learning opportunities and case studies, you will gain the skills and confidence to help them overcome their physical, social

and psychological barriers to exercise.

SA4C: Personal Training and Autism: Exploring relationships

and programming possibilities (WS)

– Maureen Connelly, PhD, CSCS, CPTN-CPT and Nick Smith, BPE, Autism Specialist

Autism is no longer in the closet. More people with autism and the families and friends who support them are interested

in participating in community programs and expanding the opportunities for meaningful active leisure. With the advent

of the Accessibility for Ontarians With Disabilities Act (AODA), it is more important than ever for personal trainers and other

fitness professionals to be prepared to work with persons with disabilities, Autism included. There is strong research evidence

to support the positive effects of physical activity for persons with autism, although personal training contexts remain

underexplored. We propose offering a workshop that will provide the basics on the how-to’s of working with persons with

autism in physical activity settings and on organizing environments and instructional strategies that are conducive to this

particular clientele.

SA4D: Diet or Supplement? - Optimizing Intake of Vitamin D and Iron

– Nicole Springle, MAN, RD

While we know that a well-balanced diet is able to provide adequate vitamins and minerals to cover the needs of the

sedentary and moderately active individual…is it enough to optimize the nutritional needs of individuals involved in highintensity

exercise or elite-level sport? This session will examine two specific micronutrients: iron and vitamin D. Participants

will gain an understanding of how gender, type and level of activity, geographical location, diet and other factors can

impact this decision as well as an appreciation for the important role these nutrients play in both health and performance



SA5A: Learn the Ropes (WS) – Rob Pacas, B.P.H.E, B.Ed

Heavy rope training is the latest craze in the fitness industry for a reason. The rope is extremely safe, challenging and can

be modified for all fitness levels. Come and experience the versatility heavy ropes provide. Whether you plan on using the

ropes as part of a circuit, for strength training or by themselves as the workout, this presentation is sure to leave you saying,

“WOW!!” Note: This session is activity-based. Please wear workout gear.

SA5B: Paleo, Gluten-free, Ducan…Oh my! Navigating the Latest

Dietary Trends for Health, Weight Loss and Athletic Performance (L)

– Jennifer Sygo, MSc, RD

Where once low-fat diets and calorie counting ruled the day, Paleo diets, gluten-free eating and diets that manipulate

macronutrient ratios (protein/carb/fat), such as the Dukan diet, have now become common choices for weight control and

athletic performance. This seminar will provide an overview of these dietary trends, as well as a critical analysis of the current

research for, or against, their use for weight loss, performance and prevention of chronic disease.

SA5C: BIM Yoga for Injury Rehabilitation (WS)

– Mike Chapman, RYT, CPTN-CPT, CPTN-CYS

In this workshop you will learn how the Breathe Into Motion® Yoga System is designed to aid in the healing of injuries.

Unique and pragmatic techniques from the yoga world offer support for injury rehabilitation. A ‘yogic’ assessment of postural

alignment will reveal hidden physical anomalies that may require correction. Note: This session is activity-based. Please wear

workout gear and bring a yoga mat.

SA5D: How Old Are You? Body Age vs. Chronological Age

– Sheldon Persad, BPE, MSc., NCCP, CSCS, SWC © , CPTN.M

Currently, greater than 80% of all visits to the doctor are stress related. With the inability to balance work, exercise and daily

responsibilities, our clients are overloaded and aging beyond their years. During this session, we will discuss the effects of

stress and exercise on body age. We will identify specific stress types plus discuss simple tests you can use to identify your

clients’ body age. We will also discuss research findings on proven ways to help clients decrease their body age. Note: exercise

prescription is not always the most appropriate first step toward helping. Come and learn why.

12:30–1:00 Lunch - all delegates in the Kobayashi Hall

1:00–2:15 Keynote Address

Barefoot Training 101: What to do before you bench your training shoes


Barefoot running has quickly become a topic discussed in most popular health magazines, a popular training method for

runners and athletes, as well as a shift in lifestyle for everyday living. But, what is the science behind minimalist footwear and

barefoot training? In this talk, Reed Ferber discusses the recent research behind barefoot running and running in minimalist

footwear, debunks some myths and provides evidence-based advice on who could benefit from this approach, how to best

transition away from shoes and optimal training methods.


MAY 30, 31, JUNE 1, 2013





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PRE-con – Extended Sessions

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Indv Student Group Indv Student Group Indv Student Group Indv Student Group

Fascial Fitness $


$ 99

$ 169

$ 245

$ 149

$ 219

$ 245

$ 149

$ 219

$ 299

$ 199

$ 269

Food Addiction $


$ 51

$ 85

$ 149

$ 110

$ 135

$ 149

$ 110

$ 135

$ 199

$ 160

$ 185

Chronic Disease Management $


$ 89

$ 145

$ 219

$ 139

$ 195

$ 219

$ 139

$ 195

$ 269

$ 189

$ 245

Power Yoga $


$ 89

$ 145

$ 219

$ 139

$ 195

$ 219

$ 139

$ 195

$ 269

$ 189

$ 245

Fitness Buffet $


$ 79

$ 125

$ 199

$ 129

$ 175

$ 199

$ 129

$ 175

$ 249

$ 179

$ 225

Fitness MMA for the personal trainer $


$ 89

$ 145

$ 219

$ 139

$ 195

$ 219

$ 139

$ 195

$ 269

$ 189

$ 245

CPTN Practical Assessor Workshop $

299 - - - - - - - - - - -

PRE-con – Extended Sessions

Friday, May 31, 2013


* One year certification renewal requires 7 CPTN CECs.

Two Year CPTN Certification Renewal requires 14 CPTN CECs.

** Fees listed for certification renewal are applicable only

with a 2013 CPTN Conference registration.


+HST (13%)





Before April 12


Before April 12


After April 12


After April 12


Indv Student Group Indv Student Group Indv Student Group Indv Student Group

Back to the Back $


$ 99

$ 169

$ 245

$ 149

$ 219

$ 245

$ 149

$ 219

$ 299

$ 199

$ 269

Olympic Lifting $


$ 89

$ 145

$ 219

$ 139

$ 195

$ 219

$ 139

$ 195

$ 269

$ 189

$ 245

SST-NASE Speed Clinic $


$ 99

$ 169

$ 245

$ 149

$ 219

$ 245

$ 149

$ 219

$ 299

$ 199

$ 269

CPTN Yoga Level 3 $


$ 89

$ 145

$ 219

$ 139

$ 195

$ 219

$ 139

$ 195

$ 269

$ 189

$ 245

Beyond Functional Training $


$ 89

$ 145

$ 219

$ 139

$ 195

$ 219

$ 139

$ 195

$ 269

$ 189

$ 245

Saturday, June 1st, 2013

Saturday Sessions Only $


$ 99

$ 159

$ 229

$ 115

$ 199

$ 249

$ 115

$ 219

$ 289

$ 145

$ 259


Complete your session selection in order of preference (1st, 2nd, 3rd) for each

time slot by filling in the last digit of the session code. Session codes precede the

session names. Registration is completed on a first come, first served basis.

TIME 1st Choice 2nd Choice 3rd Choice Office Use

8:30 to


9:45 to


11:15 to


12:30 to


2:30 to


4:00 to


Before April 12


Before April 12


SATURDAY, JUNE 1th, 2013

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SA2__ SA2__ SA2__

SA3__ SA3__ SA3__


SA4__ SA4__ SA4__

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An email confirmation will be sent for all registrations received by May 24th, 2013.

Thereafter, confirmations can be picked up at the registration desk at the JCCC with your conference package.


Take Advantage Of Our Member Rates $50

After April 12


After April 12


Group Rate = 4+. All forms must be submitted at the same time.

*Student Rate: applies to high school and university students enrolled in full time studies in 2013. Copy of student ID required with registration.

CPTN Certification Renewal

Renewal will apply conference CECs.

Proof of valid CPR and First Aid may be required.

(add all circled


1 Year *


2 Years *




Please consult your physician prior to starting an exercise or fitness program, and prior to participating in this event.

This is a release of claims and by signing it I agree to the following:

1. I represent to the Certified Professional Trainers Network, hereinafter referred to as “CPTN” that I am in excellent physical health.

I further represent that I do not suffer from any physical ailment or any cognitive impairment; and that I am not taking any

medication or drugs which might cause me harm or limit my participation.

2. I understand and agree to abide by the conditions of the cancellation policy, session request and stand-by procedures and that

pre-paid registration does not guarantee session requests.

3. CPTN may videotape, audiotape or photograph me and retain the rights to use these items and may employ any or all of these

for all commercial and non-commercial purposes without payment of any kind to me and without further notice to me or

permission from me.

4. I consent that the information collected herein may be used to send me updates on CPTN offerings as well as marketing initiatives

from select companies associated with CPTN.

5. I am aware that there are risks associated with participating in fitness activities and exercise. My participation is completely

voluntary and I freely accept and fully assume all responsibility for all risks, and all possibilities of personal injury death property

damage or loss to myself or any other person as a result of my participation in fitness activities. I agree as do my heirs, next of

kin, executors, administrators and assigns:

a. To waive all claims, known or unknown, that I have or may have in the future against CPTN including their owners, officers,

directors, agents, employees, volunteers, business operators, independent contractors and site property owners , lessees

or exhibitors;

b. That CPTN is not liable or responsible for any damage to, loss or theft of my property;

c. To release and forever discharge CPTN from all liability for any personal injury, death, property damage or loss resulting

from my participation in fitness activities due to any cause; including, but not limited to negligence, (failure to use such care

as a reasonably prudent and careful person would use under similar circumstances), breach of any duty imposed by law, breach

of contract or mistake in error of judgment of CPTN;

d. To be liable for and to hold harmless and indemnify CPTN from all actions, proceedings, claims, damages, costs demands,

including court costs on a solicitor and own client basis, and all liabilities of whatsoever nature or kind arising out of or in any

way connected with my participation in fitness activities.

6. I agree that in the unlikely event of cancellation due to extreme conditions beyond the control of CPTN including, but not limited

to Acts of God, Acts of Terrorism, medical advisory, or other conditions, my registration fee shall be non-refundable.

7. I consent to receive medical treatment which may be deemed advisable in the event of injury, accident or illness during the


8. I consent that the present waiver and consent has been drafted in English at my request.

Je consente à ce que la présente renonciation à réclamer et consentement soit redigée en anglais à ma demande.

I have read, I understand and I hereby give my free and enlightened consent and agree to all of the foregoing.


Print Name:_______________________________________________________




Celebrating 20 Years of Service! – FACILITY

Paul Aspinall, BPE, MES, CPTN-CPT

Paul, a Professor at Seneca College, teaches anatomy and physiology, as well as physical preparation courses

for the Firefighters program. He is a CPTN certified personal trainer, practical assessor, course conductor, and

a medical exercise specialist. His educational background includes a degree in Physical Education with a major

in Athletic Therapy and a Diploma in Fitness and Lifestyle Management from George Brown College.

Darrin Cave, CPT

Darren is an energetic, highly motivated certified trainer, an organized Physical Fitness Specialist with over

20 years’ experience. He has trained with Olympic athletes in Whistler, BC, and also in various forms of mixed

martial arts and sports and physical training including boxing, kickboxing, muay thai, Brazilian ju-jitsu, taekwondo,

karate, military training, weight lifting, hockey and lacrosse. He is a World Kickboxing Association

Canadian National Champion, a World Kickboxing Association Canadian Golden Gloves Champion and a Silver

Gloves Tournament Boxing Champion. He was named WKA Canadian male fighter of the year.


Mike Chapman, owner and head instructor of Breathe Into Motion Yoga Studios, has studied yoga for over 28

years and taught yoga full time for the last 10 years. Having taught thousands of classes, Mike has developed a

unique approach to yoga based on his experiences not only as a yoga instructor, but also as a personal trainer,

coach and fitness instructor. He has combined these experiences to offer the Breathe Into Motion Yoga System.

Mike has had the good fortune to study with ashtanga yoga masters Danny Paradise, David Williams, David

Swenson, Nicki Doane and Ed Modestini, as well as study anatomy under Thomas Myers (author of ‘Anatomy

Trains’ and student of Ida Rolf).

Maureen Connolly, PhD, CPTN-CPT, CSCS

Dr. Connolly is a professor of physical education and kinesiology with over 25 years’ experience in strength

and conditioning training, program development, and specialties in disability studies and adapted physical


Trevor Cottrell, PhD, CSCS

Trevor Cottrell is the Program Coordinator for Sheridan College’s degree program in Exercise Science and

Health Promotion and its new Human Performance Training certificate. He holds a PhD in Physiology and

is involved in a broad area of research, ranging from cellular signaling to human performance. Trevor has

coached and competed in Olympic weightlifting, powerlifting, highland games, strongman and tug-of-war

for over 20 years.

George Dintiman, PhD

Dr. Dintiman is cofounder and President of the National Association of Speed and Explosion (naseinc.com), a

major certification body for team sport coaches, strength and conditioning coaches, athletic trainers, personal

trainers, and undergraduate and graduate students preparing in the fields of physical education, coaching,

personal training, health, AT and PT. He is an internationally recognized authority on speed improvement for

team sports, author of 51 books, four videos and over 175 articles on speed, conditioning, fitness, nutrition,

weight control and health. He has trained athletes of all ages and consulted at all levels of amateur and

professional team sports, and remains active in the research and training of athletes for the improvement of

speed in short sprints.

Kevin Duguay, Sports Rehab Specialist

Kevin Duguay graduated from the Athletic Training and Management Program at Sheridan College in 1984,

receiving the Cooper Canada Award for Outstanding Achievement. He is a Sports Rehabilitation Specialist

and has worked as the Head Athletic Therapist for a wide range of teams in both professional and amateur

settings. He has also lectured at Seneca, Humber and Sheridan College in the field of health and wellness.

Reed Ferber, Ph.D., CAT(C), ATC

Dr. Ferber holds a Ph.D. in sports medicine and gait biomechanics from the University of Oregon and he is

a board-certified athletic therapist. He has completed post-doctoral research fellowships at the University

of Delaware and the University of Calgary, and specializes in the research and clinical treatment of lower

extremity injuries. He is the Director of the Running Injury Clinic and an Associate Professor in the Faculties

of Kinesiology and Nursing at the University of Calgary. Dr. Ferber is also a Population Health Investigator

through the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research.

Jordan Foley, B.A., B.ED., CSCS

Jordan is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning

Association and NCCP Track and Field Coach. He is the Exercise Science Technician and an instructor at Sheridan

College in Brampton, ON. Previously, he was the Head Athletic Performance Coach at Upper Canada College

in Toronto, Ontario.

Karsten Jensen, MSc, CPTN-CPT, CHEK 2, HLC 3

A Strength and Conditioning Expert, Karsten Jensen has trained world-class and Olympic athletes and coaches

from 13 different sports for over 16 years. He has taught several certification, college and continuing education

courses for novice trainers and European national team coaches. Karsten believes in the unlimited

potential of individuals and shares his viewpoints as an international speaker, author of several books, educator

with CPTN and contributing writer to several online training resources and magazines in both English

and Danish. He also shares insider principles of world-class strength and conditioning methods through his

website, yestostrength.com.

Jeff Jensen, BA, CSCS

Jeff is the owner of Sports Specific Training Milton. He has been a strength coach for 15 years and comes to

this industry from an extensive background of coaching minor football. In his spare time, Jeff is an Air Traffic


Larry Jusdanis, BPHED, CPTN-CPT

Larry is the owner of SST — the #1-rated speed facility in Canada. He has been training athletes for the

last 16 years and is the leader in Speed training. His athletes include NFL, CFL, NHL, NCAA, CIS and more

importantly young athletes! Larry is the Canadian and Northern US Director of the National Association of

Speed and Explosion

Judi Laprade, BA, BScPT, MSc, PhD

Judi obtained her Physical Education degree from UWO, her Physical Therapy (PT) degree from Queen’s University,

as well as her MSc and PhD in Anatomy. She has held teaching positions for musculoskeletal PT at

Queen’s University, Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the University of Toronto, and currently she is teaching

in the Anatomy Department at U of T. Since 2012, she has been the head consultant with Osteoporosis

Canada developing and instructing the Bone FitTM workshops, which teach health and exercise specialists

how to conduct safe exercise for osteoporotic clients.

Andre Leitert, BA

Andre founded National Fitness Products of Canada 11 years ago and owns a successful health club, Riverdale

Fitness Mill. He has held senior management positions with Stanley Works and Moen Canada. Through his

consulting company he has helped launch Body Break products and has consulted for Fitness Business Canada.

He is a certified spin instructor and holds a second-degree black belt in tae kwon do, and has competed at

the national level. He holds a bachelor degree in marketing from York University.

Mike MacKinnon, B.Comm., M.Div., CPTN-CPT

By May of 2003, Mike had slowly added 85 lbs of body fat to his 5’ 9”, 160-lb frame. It took eight years, but

for him, being 245 lbs was the final straw. After a lifetime of yo-yo dieting, he embarked on a journey that

led him to realize that he was addicted to food, and had to treat his recovery the same way an alcoholic did.

The only answer for him was complete abstinence from addictive substances: certain foods that, once eaten,

he could not seem to control. Today he enjoys a life free from the craving for fattening foods, and — as a

personal trainer — his mission is to pass along what he has learned to others who have trouble losing weight

and keeping it off.

Cameron Mitchell, MSc, CSCS

Cam is currently a senior PhD candidate working in the Exercise Metabolism Research Group in the Department

of Kinesiology at McMaster University. He holds a Master’s of Science in kinesiology from Brock University

and is a certified strength and conditioning specialist. His current research focuses on the roles of exercise

and nutrition in the regulation of muscle mass and strength. Cam has worked with populations ranging from

children to athletes to the elderly. Cam’s work has been published in scientific journals and featured in publications

such as Science News Daily and The Chicago Tribute.


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Thomas Myers, Author of Anatomy Trains

Tom has practiced integrative manual therapy for over 30 years in a variety of clinical and cultural settings,

including 10 years in London, and traveling practices in Hamburg, Rome, Nairobi and Sydney, as well as a

dozen locales in the US. Author of Anatomy Trains (Elsevier 2001) and a set of supporting videos, Tom has also

penned over 60 articles for trade magazines and journals on anatomy, soft tissue manipulation, and the social

scourge of somatic alienation and loss of reliance on kinesthetic intelligence.

Ross O’Donnell, BA, CPT

Ross is President of Fitness Kickboxing Canada Inc. (FKCI) and oversees operation of the Fitness Kickboxing

Certifications programs and continuing education courses across Canada. He is an experienced international

fitness and martial arts presenter, a fitness columnist with over 300 published articles, and the author of

15 instructor-training manuals and of the book The Ultimate Fitness Boxing & Kickboxing Workout. Ross is

also a certified Boxing Coach and Competitive Club owner through the Canadian Amateur Boxing Association

(CABA-Ontario), and a Black Belt Instructor/Certified Coach and Competitive Kickboxing Club owner through

the CASK-Ontario. Ross was selected as a member of the Ontario Kickboxing coaching staff for the 2010 Winter


Rob Pacas, B.P.H.E, B.Ed

Rob is a teacher of 20+ years and is currently the Director of the Exceptional Athlete Program (B.E.A.P) at

Birchmount Park C.I. Rob has trained numerous professional athletes in the NHL, NFL and many Olympians

who recently competed for Canada in the latest Olympic Games in London. Rob has taught fitness courses for

both the University of Toronto and York, and has instructed at numerous workshops promoting fitness concepts

and styles throughout Canada. Rob is the owner of Pro1Fit.com, a company that promotes and educates

through a full complement of programs and products.

Sheldon Persad, BPE, MSc., NCCP, CSCS, SWC © , CPTN.M

Sheldon is the Co-owner of Personal Best and service provider for the Canadian Sports Centre. For 25 years,

Sheldon has coached weekend warriors and athletes from several national team programs including summer

and winter Olympians. His focus is the physiological and psychological effects of stress and exercise. Sheldon

is also one of the co-founders of the CPTN and as such helped to create the exam process and certification


Nick Smith, BPE, Autism Specialist

Nick is a teacher in the Niagara region with five years’ experience in programs specializing in children and

youth with autism and mental illness.

Nicole Springle, MAN, RD

Nicole is a clinical dietitian for the Cleveland Clinic Canada and a national leader in sport dietetics. Nicole is the

co-chair of the Dietitians of Canada Sport Nutrition Network and is an official provider of nutrition services for

the Canadian Sport Institute Ontario and the Coaching Association of Canada.

Jennifer Sygo, MSc, RD

Jennifer Sygo is the Director of Nutrition for Cleveland Clinic Canada and the nutrition columnist for the National

Post. A specialist in sports nutrition, Jennifer has been a service provider for the Canadian Sport Centre

Ontario and Coaching Association of Canada since 2004, and routinely provides one-on-one counselling to

Canada’s high-performance athletes as well as group seminars to various sporting organizations, including

Hockey Canada, Skate Canada and Gymnastics Canada.

Dr. Vera Taraman, MD, M.Sc, FCFP, CASAM, ABAM

As founder and spokesperson for Addictions Unplugged, Dr. Vera Tarman has focused her medical practice

over the past 17 years on addiction treatment and recovery. Along with serving the addiction community

through her own private practice, she has been the Medical Director at Renascent since 2006 and the Staff

Physician with Salvation Army Homestead since 2004. A specialist in addiction behaviour and treatment, Dr.

Tarman is internationally recognized for her education in and publications on various areas of addiction, and

more specifically, food addiction. She has been applauded for her speaking at conferences across the globe.

Heather Westaway, RK, CDE, CPT

Heather, a Certified Kinesiologist, Diabetes Educator and COPD Educator, has worked within the Cardiovascular

and Pulmonary Rehabilitation field for over 10 years and is the current Director of Education for First Line Education

Inc. She specializes in chronic disease management, facilitating self-management techniques, behaviour

modification, and exercise testing, prescription and programming for special populations. She thoroughly

enjoys teaching groups of current and aspiring health care and fitness professionals.


(Certified Professional Trainers Network)

122 D’arcy Street • Toronto, ON

M5T 1K3 • Canada

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