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canfitpro and Atii Fitness Centre team up to bring fitness certification training to Iqaluit, Nunavut

February 6, 2013

Toronto - Canadian Fitness Professionals Inc. (canfitpro) is excited to be the official provider of group fitness and personal training certification for the Atii Fitness Centre in Iqaluit. "We are so fortunate that Atii Fitness Centre has been teaming up with canfitpro over the past many years to develop and train fitness instructors and personal trainers locally who become leaders in our community. By increasing our pool of certified trainers and fitness instructors, Atii aims to offer more services and a greater diversity of fitness classes that we hope will attract a broader spectrum of Iqaluit's population and thereby improve the wellbeing of Iqalummiut!" Allison Dunn, President of Iqaluit Atii Fitness Society

canfitpro Director of Certification and Membership, Nathalie Lacombe, recently travelled to Iqaluit to lead the canfitpro Fitness Instructor Specialist (FIS) course. "It's been a great pleasure to return to Iqaluit over the years and witness the constant dedication of the Atii volunteers to offer quality fitness to the community. The programming offered at Atii is world class and I love spending time with the new recruits as well as being in one of the most beautiful and breathtaking parts of our country!"

canfitpro PRO TRAINER, Connie Beaulieu, travelled to Atii in January to lead the Personal Training Specialist (PTS) certification. Together they have trained over 100 canfitpro fitness professionals through Atii.

Both canfitpro and Atii have the common goal of making fitness affordable to all Canadians and canfitpro delivers this information in a practical, user friendly style, which is accessible to individuals at any level of fitness.

About canfitpro
canfitpro is the largest provider of education in the Canadian fitness industry. Founded in 1993, canfitpro delivers accessible, quality education, certifications, conferences, trade shows, and membership services. canfitpro's over 90,000 members include some of the world's finest fitness professionals, health club operators, industry suppliers, and fitness consumers.

Facts about canfitpro:

* canfitpro is Canada's largest certification organization for fitness professionals.
* canfitpro offers education for both fitness professionals and fitness consumers.
* canfitpro hosts more than 10 fitness conferences across Canada annually.
* The canfitpro International Fitness and Club Business Conference and Trade Show is the largest combined fitness conference and trade show in the world with over 11,000 delegates and visitors.

About Atii Fitness Centre
Atii is run solely by volunteers and was first started as a non-profit society called the Iqaluit Fitness Society (IFS). The IFS was established on July 26, 2003 with the intention of establishing, managing, operating, and maintaining an affordable fitness centre, and compendium of fitness programs, to serve the residents of the City of Iqaluit.
The doors to Atii Fitness Centre first opened July 2, 2004. They currently have 52 volunteers who run the organization. This includes five FIS and two PTS fitness professionals who train and lead group fitness classes. All Atii membership fees go back into covering the costs of the operations of their facility and training of volunteers.

For more information contact:
Erin Andersen
Marketing & Membership Development Manager
Phone: 1-800-667-5622

Atii Fitness Centre

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