We Mean Fitness's own, Mike Kelly, has been a "PRO TRAINER" for canfitpro (Canada's Leading Health & Fitness Training Company), for over 10 years and has been teaching both their Personal Trainer Specialist Certification and their Fascia, Movement and Assessment programs here in Ottawa. In that time, Mike has trained and /or certified 1,000+ students - this is truly rewarding, as Mike has been able to pass on his passion for fitness to Personal Trainers, who by extension, are now passing on a similar passion to hundreds of individual clients. Assisting Mike in course delivery and exam issuance is Michelle Vodraska.
If you don't understand Fascia and how it effects our functionality, you are doing your clients a disservice...canfitpro's Fascia, Movement & Assessment course will help you to connect the dots. During this one day course, we'll cover some exciting concepts and assessment tools, thereby ensuring that you are continuing your education with concepts that will help take your training to the next level and will ensure that you stay at the top of your game.
This one day course that I’ll be running offers 4 PTS or FIS CECs for the Live (lots of hands on aspects) & Online Course combination. The course runs Saturday Dec 9th 9am – 4 pm (includes 1 hr to take for lunch and 1 short break) at the Place d’Orleans Good Life location. As this course is a fairly hot topic in fitness these days, expect course seats to fill quickly, so don’t delay. In addition to Trainers and Fitness instructors, the course topic should be of interest to anyone in the fitness field, including Yoga instructors and RMT's etc.
"Taking the Fascia Movement & Assessment course with Mike Kelly was an eye opener to how the human body should function and move in a correct way. He has a lot of knowledge in the fitness field. He is able to go in depth in terms of how one dysfunctional area of the body can affect the whole body. Mike teaching the course made things really easy to understand. He has worked with people from all kinds of background, starting from elite athletes, amateurs, the average working person and people in the senior home. I will highly recommend anyone looking to better their fitness live to take a course with Mike. I've learned so much in a short period of time with Mike. This means more knowledge and a best way of training my clients functionally"
Mark Ahegbebu, Personal Trainer, GoodLife Fitness
“I recently took canfitpro’s “Fascia , Movement and Assessments” course, which I have to say, was great, covering a lot of interesting and useful information. Mike Kelly, the protrainer, did a great job to make the material easy to understand, also adding in some of his own experiences, using good analogies. Although there was some theory, the bulk of the course was very hands-on, with many postural assessment tools and associated exercises. It will definitely make me a more knowledgeable and better-informed trainer to further help my many clients. I highly recommend this course."
"I've participated in the FMA course which provided me with a good understanding of what fascia is all about as my knowledge of this subject was minimal. The Pro Trainer, Mike Kelly delivered the material by providing descriptive examples of its function, some videos and made us get up from our chairs to perform some of the exercises/assessments. He also took the time to demonstrate how to incorporate assessments in our training program and how to analyse the results. I recommend this course to anyone who wishes to deepen their knowledge on this subject. I enjoyed the course and with this new found knowledge, it will certainly help me be a better Personal Training Specialist."
Julie Gaudreau, Personal Trainer”
Up Coming Courses
Each session is 6 hours in length and typically run over one Saturday from 9:00: am - 4:00 pm (1 hr for lunch):
To register: Contact me or canfitpro to register online. Learn more about this course at https://canfitpro.com/fma
The course is challenging, but very rewarding as well. Certification as a Personal Trainer provides a great entry point into the world of fitness and thus allowing one to help others achieve improved well being. Having canfitpro certification is also highly regarded across Canada. I've posted an outline of the course herein, along with a few comments by prior students of the program. For a complete course description, pricing, schedules & registration etc., please click on the canfitpro logo or PTS banner on this page and then once on that page, scroll down to search out "Mike Kelly" to find the sessions Mike is running (see up coming courses at the bottom of this page).
"I undertook my personal trainer education with Mike through Canfit Pro. I was impressed with his knowledge of physical conditioning & his ability as an instructor & motivator in the field of personal training. He understands that a good trainer has to work with the whole person, mind & body & he is adept at imparting this knowledge to those of us entering the field.
Mike is passionate about fitness & I would highly recommend him for his professionalism, knowledge & enthusiasm as an fitness instructor to anyone wishing to improve their personal conditioning or wishing to enter the personal training field.
“Even with a background in kinesiology, I found this class extremely informative... (Mike Kelly) had an incredible amount of knowledge...would be impossible not to learn anything new!”
"Very Knowledgeable, very organized"
"Very experienced and knowledgeable! Personable, not intimidating."
"Very pleased with Mike. His experience in so many areas was extremely helpful."
"Mike did an outstanding job at teaching the course"
"Mike was excellent, very clear; gave real life examples; made course material relevant to personal training; answered all questions we asked"
Personal Training is a fast growing industry!
Personal Training is a relatively new profession, and because of its rapid growth, it is difficult to find a quality course to become qualified to train individuals. Can-Fit-Pro provides the answer with the Personal Trainer Specialist course and exam. You will learn the skills needed to train a client with no special health concerns. A canfitpro certified PTS is qualified to evaluate, design and monitor individual and small group training programs in a health club, home, and workplace setting.
The Personal Trainer Specialist Course
This is a comprehensive 25-hour course that will increase your knowledge and confidence level to train clients in a one-on-one or small group (2-3 people) setting.
• 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 bio energetics
• Special populations, back care and injuries
• Postural Analysis; Movement within various planes; and Fitness Assessments
• Business skills for success as a personal trainer
The Personal Trainer Specialist Course Manual
canfitpro has worked with Canada's most qualified Personal Trainers and Fitness Experts to develop an excellent manual to be used for the Personal Trainer Specialist course and exam. Complete with informative diagrams and charts, the manual is a comprehensive yet manageable amount of information that is written in an easy to understand format.
The Personal Trainer Specialist Exam
Those who choose the option to progress and become a certified Personal Trainer Specialist will complete a 3 hour Theory Exam and then at a later date, a Practical exam (photo ID must be shown for each exam). These two components assess the candidate's knowledge, counseling skills, and practical application of fitness theory to train clients. The theory exam consists of 100 multiple choice questions, plus a written client case study (an 80% minimum passing grade is required). The Practical exam involves a case study program whereby the candidate develops the training program and includes a live gym session with a client - all that is evaluated by your PRO Trainer (again an 80% minimum passing grade is required). A valid CPR certification is also required before PTS certification is granted.
A Certified Personal Trainer Specialist Provides:
• An effective workout based on the needs of each individual client
• Correct demonstration and education in exercise technique
• A safe, healthy and enjoyable client exercise environment
• Client encouragement to pursue a happy and balanced lifestyle
• Client communication that is genuine, honest and professional
• Support and encouragement for all exercisers
Up Coming Courses / Exams
(each course is 25 hours minimum in length and typically run over one Thursday evening, along with two Saturdays, spread over 2 weeks). Thursday segments run evenings from 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm AND the two (2) Saturdays from 8:00: am - 6:00 pm (Saturday mornings are spent in the Gym i.e., ~8 - 9 hours in the gym). Both Exams (Theory & Practical) are in addition to the actual course time and are discussed in depth, during the actual course to help students prepare.
NOTE: Of you require refresher information, contact Mike Kelly for Tutoring Sessions