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Feature Friday Dec 14, 2018

WIFA is proud to feature two lovely ladies that are doing great things. Read on to learn about WIFA members, Vickie Helson and Joanne West!

A seasoned business leader and strategist, I connect the dots between business, creative, technology and people. I've held executive roles...

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Chakras, Spirituality, Religion Dec 11, 2018

Ok, I will admit it.  During the beginning of my 200-hour yoga teacher training journey, my focus was on learning the moves so that I could become a yoga teacher and have a regular class at the YMCA.  Sure, I knew there was a spiritual component and I was excited to work on my...

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Feature Friday Dec 07, 2018

WIFA is proud to feature two lovely ladies that are doing great things. Read on to learn about WIFA members, Kelly Thorne and Charlene Kopansky!


Kelly is a developer who builds Fitness infrastructure, branding and leadership strategies. She's always been committed to fitness, nutrition...

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Words Matter! Mastering Inclusive Cueing. Dec 04, 2018

When teaching a choreographed class, the instructors ability to cue to a group of people made up of different learning styles and fitness levels can make or break a class. Most of us aren’t born with the ability to cue beautifully while teaching to music, but it can be learned and...

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Feature Friday Nov 30, 2018

WIFA is proud to feature two lovely ladies that are doing great things. Read on to learn about, WIFA members, Freyja Spence and Jen Bacon!

Freyja has been a Health Coach in Canada since 2006, after attending the University of Guelph for an HBSc in Human Kinetics. She works with a wide...

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“So, when are you going to have a baby?” Nov 27, 2018

In a list of questions I am commonly asked, I guarantee you that the one in the title above is asked of me at least once a week, sometimes twice. Which is fair enough. I am 38 years old and have been happily married to the same man for almost 11 years now who has been in my life in some way for...

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Special Edition Feature Friday: Meet the WIFA Global Ambassadors Nov 23, 2018

The Women in Fitness Association is grateful to announce our global ambassador program! Read on to learn more about the women representing WIFA globally.

Innovative Australian Fitness Entrepreneur, experienced Distributor & Marketing Agent for Fitness Programs, Business Development ,...

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Raise Your Star Nov 20, 2018

How do you ensure you stand out to move up?

As a Master facilitator in Communication and Leadership as well as an Executive coach, I love enabling women to speak up and I am fascinated with our occasional habit of engaging self-perceptions that limit our confidence and hold us silent.

There are a...

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Feature Friday Nov 16, 2018

WIFA is proud to feature two lovely ladies that are doing great things. Read on to learn about, WIFA members, Lori Lowell and Katie Vaas.

To continue to build and operate state of the art fitness facilities. To continue to further educate fitness professionals in the areas of group fitness...

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How I Overcame My Fear of Public Speaking Nov 13, 2018

In September, I had the chance to speak on a PR/media panel at the MINDBODY BOLD conference in San Diego. It was a huge milestone because for the first time, I was able to speak in front of a large group of people without completely panicking from anxiety.

This is a milestone that’s been...

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Feature Friday Nov 09, 2018

WIFA is proud to feature two lovely ladies that are doing great things. Read on to learn about, WIFA members, Suzanne Hosley and Angie Pattengale.

I was born in Montreal, Canada and moved to Asia over 30 years ago. 
I am passionate about helping people learn and develop. I started in...

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Tech for Trainers Nov 06, 2018

I’m certain experts have given you great advice regarding the power and usefulness of technology in our field. I, however, will not. And I love technology. The efficiency and multitasking it allows makes me swoon as a small-business owner. Learning from tech experts is a joy for me as an...

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