The ACTIVATE FitCon Experience is an exclusive opportunity for Health and Fitness Professionals to obtain continuing education in Ottawa, ON. With a team of leading industry presenters, the ACTIVATE FitCon will allow professionals to learn the latest research, re-ignite their passion, network with peers, invest and grow their business and/or themselves.

This premiere event includes interactive workshops, seminars and master classes in the areas of personal training, program design, business development, performance, mind/body, nutrition, movement, assessments, group fitness and more. Our inspiring keynote presentation will empower you, to continue empowering others. Finally, the marketplace expo is a great place to connect, shop the latest trends, meet local businesses and find some exclusive deals.

So many great opportunities to fill your “tool box” – from new techniques and protocols to new equipment…we have you covered!  

Each participant will receive a certificate of completion, as well as pre-approved CEC credits from our CEC alliance organizations, *such as canfitpro, NSCA, CSEP and YMCA*.

In addition to CEC workshops and seminars, ACTIVATE provides a unique opportunity for personal trainers and fitness instructors to obtain top certifications with PreCons, in partnership with leading education facilitators. 

ACTIVATE 2021 Schedule & Session Descriptions

PreCon Intensive Workshop*

*This Workshop requires advanced registration and is limited capacity. No exam required.

An Exclusive Day with Dr Stu McGill - POSTPONED TO 2021

Retaining the back pained client requires an assessment to understand the mechanism of their pain.

Pain is almost always influenced by specific motions, postures and loads. The results of the assessment, guide a movement approach to reduce the pain triggers and allow pain desensitization. Then the program changes to rebuild the essential foundation for the client to meet the demands of their lives with improved resilience and performance.

This exclusive opportunity allows you to spend a full day with Dr Stu McGill, learning directly from the best in the industry and true master of spinal health.

The day includes both lecture and hands-on skill development workshops.

Registration for this workshop includes Dr Stu McGill’s best selling book, The Back Mechanic. This serves as a manual and a guide to put your workshop knowledge into practice, and will be issued on site.

Stuart McGill, PhD is Professor Emeritus (after 32 years at the University of Waterloo, Canada) who authored over 240 scientific journal papers, 5 books, and mentored over 40 graduate students during this scientific journey. Investigations in the laboratory, training centre and research clinic probed back injury and pain mechanisms, rehabilitation approaches, and performance training. As a consultant, he has provided expertise on low back injury to various government agencies, many corporations and legal firms and hundreds of professional/international athletes and teams worldwide. He is regularly referred special patient cases from the international medical community for opinion.

Most recently, McGill was named a member of the Order of Canada, recognized for his contributions to understanding the biomechanics of the spinal column and to the development of rehabilitation programs.

*This Workshop requires advanced registration and is limited capacity. No exam required.

Date: April 16th, 2021

Location: TBD

Time: 10am-5pm

Cost: $274 (special ACTIVATE delegate pricing). $349 (non-delegate price)


Session Waiver

Please note: you must agree to this waiver before undertaking any ACTIVATE classes/activities.

See what some of our past presenters have to say about ACTIVATE FitCon

Ken (aka SGT KEN®) Weichert

I have provided fitness and resilience training to nearly one million people over the past seven years, both military and civilian. I feel blessed and honored to have worked with Connie Beaulieu at ACTIVATE Fitness Summit and Consumer Expo. She expressed herself with an immense amount of intestinal fortitude, inspiration and integrity, like some of the brightest and boldest Warriors that I have served with during my 34-year career with the US Army. Her vision to change lives through physical and emotional wellness is something that I admire a great deal. Whether it is the expert exercise education or highly effective life coaching, I am completely confident that everyone who attends her events will leave ACTIVATE’d and empowered like never before!

Marc Lebert

“ACTIVATE is one of my favourite shows of the year! Not only is the education top notch, the attendees are motivated, and the show is run beautifully. An awesome experience every year for both me and my family.”