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Our Mission

To develop a high calibre, interdisciplinary, health and fitness conference for professionals, students and enthusiasts in Ottawa, Canada. To offer up-to-date research and practices for attendees from the fields of sports medicine, strength and conditioning, nutrition, business, psychology, movement therapy and yoga.

We offer interdisciplinary health and fitness conferences for professionals, students, and enthusiasts.

Ottawa, CanadA

Sat Sept 16 - Sun Sept ‍‍‍17, 2017‍‍‍

Pre-Conference:

PRESENTERS

Sat Sept 16 - Sun Sept 17‍‍‍, 2017‍‍‍

10:00 am – 4‍‍‍:00 pm

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Dr. Terry Orlick

Sports Psychologist

Sat‍‍‍ Sept 16, 2017‍‍‍‍‍‍

Conference Day‍‍‍ 1:

‍‍‍Sun Sept 17, 2017

Conference Day 2:

2-Day Conference:

Lecture +‍‍‍ Practical Sessions‍‍‍

Fri Sept 15, 2‍‍‍017

Lectur‍‍‍e + Practical + Certification w/ Exam

The Catalyst Pre-Conference will be held at EPIC Fitness + Lifestyle

(Early bird rates EXTENDED to May 5th!)

DETAILS

Todd Lavictoire

Movement Educ⁠  ⁠ator, Yogi Movem‍‍‍‍‍‍entwhisperer.com

Kerri Morrison-McCabe

‍‍‍‍‍‍Corrective Exercise Specialist
Owner of Re:Core Systems

Pre-Conference:

Friday Sept 15, 2017

9:00‍‍‍ am – 4‍‍‍:00 pm

6 Hour Intensive + Certification w/ Exam

“Functional Training: The New Age Way”

Location:

EPIC Fitness + Lifestyle

1459 Ogilvie Rd‍‍‍

Paul Oneid
B.Sc, M.A., M.S.

2-Day Conference:

Presenter:

Paul Oneid has a degree in Human Kinetics along with two separate Master’s Degrees in Exercise Science and Sports Management. He started competing in powerlifting ‍‍‍while he was an intern strength and conditioning coach at the University of South Florida in 2011. Since then he’s competed in close to 15 meets, and most recently totaled 1,930 lbs at a weight of only 220 lbs. He is currently in the all-time top 20 powerlifters as ranked by Powerlifting Watch.

Location:

1459 Ogilvie Rd‍‍‍, Ottawa‍‍‍

Presenters:

Sports Medicine, Chiropractic, Spiritual Anatomy, Strength + Conditioning, Business, Nutrition, Psychology, Movement Therapy, Naturo‍‍‍pathic Medicine, Energy Healing

We bring together industry experts that satisfy three requirements:

  1. Wide social influence
  2. Proven credentials
  3. Evidence of industry progression.

You can expect 13 presenters – ‍‍‍internationally acclaimed and‍‍‍‍‍‍ local heroes who take you through a combination of lecture, interaction and practical application. We are continually adding new presenters, so stay tuned.

Topics:

DETAILS

Pre-Conference:

2-Day Conference:

Saturday September 16‍‍‍ -

Sunday September 17‍‍‍, 2016

“Barbell Fundamentals: How to Setup, Cue and Progress Powerlifting's Big 3 (Squat, Bench, Deadlift)”

Saturday May 14

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sunday May 15

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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‍‍‍Tyler To‍‍‍uchette

Movement Coach
Owner of
Caveman Strong‍‍‍‍‍‍

SCHE‍‍‍DULE

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OUR SPONSORS

TRADE SHOW EXHIBITORS

EPIC Fitness + Lifestyle

‍‍‍Tuan Ng‍‍‍uyen

Entrepreneur, public speaker and philanthropist
‍‍‍‍‍‍Founder of  
Dude Buddah

‍‍‍Stephanie Karlo‍‍‍vits

Fitness Entrepreneur,
Founder‍‍‍‍‍‍ of Catalyst Conferences,
‍‍‍‍‍‍Owner of EPIC Fitness + Lifestyle

Fri Sept 15, 2017‍‍‍

Pre-Conference:

‍‍‍Presented by: The Institute of Human Performance

Topic: Barbell Fundamentals: How to Setup, Cue and Progress‍‍‍ Powerlifting's Big 3

Certificatio‍‍‍n: P‍‍‍owerlifting

Presenter:
‍‍‍Paul Oneid‍‍‍

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Saturday May 14 & 15, 2016

Conference Da‍‍‍y 1:

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4 PTS, 4 HWL, 4 PFS, 4 FIS

We are a trusted CEC provider for all fitness and health colleges and certifying bodies in North America*.  Catalyst 2017‍‍‍ is pre-approved for:

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Dr. Terry Orlick

Sports Psychologist

2017

The Catalyst Pre-Conference will be held at EPIC Fitness + Lifestyle EPIC Fitness + Lifestyle

‍‍‍Annette Verp‍‍‍illot

‍‍‍Posturolo‍‍‍gist
‍‍‍‍‍‍Owner of Posturepro

Brendan Fox

Personal Trainer
‍‍‍‍‍‍Head Trainer at
Med Can

Catherine Hull‍‍‍‍‍‍

Energy Healer
‍‍‍‍‍‍Owner of
Self-Care Empowerment

Dr. Dirk Keenan

Chiropractor
‍‍‍‍‍‍Owner of
Keenan Health Centre‍‍‍‍‍‍

‍‍‍Pat W‍‍‍oodcock

Strength & Conditioning Coach
‍‍‍Co-Owner o‍‍‍f
Elite Performance Academy

Dr. Renata Frankovich‍‍‍‍‍‍

Sports Medicine Doctor
Sports Medicine at
‍‍‍Medsport Ottawa‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍

Virgina Spencer‍‍‍‍‍‍

Holistic Nutritionist
‍‍‍‍‍‍Nutritionist at
Keenan Health Centre

Paul will be guiding us through the pre-conference Barbell Fundamentals certification with 6 hours of both lecture and hands on content. Learn about bar path, proper foot stance, grip, breath patterns and training principles to progress the big 3 – deadlift, squat and bench.

Description:

Conference Day 2:

Time Speaker Type Discipline Topic
9:00 AM Registration
10:00 AM Stephanie Karlovits Welcome + opening remarks
10:30 AM Tyler Touchette Practical Movement Purposeful Movement for Performance
11:15 AM Dr. Renata Frankovich Lecture Sports Medicine
12:00 AM Lunch Break
12:45 PM Brendan Fox Lecture + Practical Personal Training Shoes: Finding the Proper Fit
1:30 PM Dr. Dirk Keenan Lecture Chiropractic Chiropractic as Performance Enhancement?
2:15 PM Movement Break
2:30 PM Annette Verpillot Lecture + Practical Bio-Mechanics Posture - The Secret to Strength Gains?
3:15 PM Tuan Nguyen Lecture Business Passion versus your Gift
4:00 PM Stephanie Karlovits Close the Day

Dr. Alex Keller‍‍‍‍‍‍

Naturopathic Doctor
‍‍‍‍‍‍Co-Owner
Keller Active Health

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Time Speaker Type Discipline Topic
8:00 AM Registration
9:00 AM Stephanie Karlovits Welcome + opening remarks
9:30 AM Pat Woodcock Lecture Strength & Conditioning Athletic Performance: Team Speed and Agility
10:15 AM Dr. Alex Keller Lecture Naturopathic Medicine How We've Overcomplicated Medicine: The Prescription of the Future
11:00 AM Movement Break
11:15 AM Kerri Morrison-McCabe Lecture + Practical Corrective Exercise Pelvic Floor: From Foot to Breath
12:00 PM Lunch Break
12:45 PM Stephanie Karlovits Lecture Business Myths of Entrepreneurship in the Fitness Industry
1:30 PM Todd Lavictoire Practical Movement Therapy Fascia, Aging and Resilience
2:15 PM Movement Break
2:30 PM Virginia Spencer Lecture Holistic Nutrition The Ketogenic Diet: The Research
3:15 PM Catherine Hull Lecture + Practical Healing Energy Spiritual Anatomy
4:00 PM MC Close the Day