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SOURCE GoodLife Fitness
LONDON, ON, Dec. 16, 2013 /CNW/ - North American thought-leaders in the areas of fitness, health and wellness have weighed in with their predictions on what 2014 holds for the fitness industry and the wellbeing of Canadians.
The group includes 11 experts in the fields of yoga, group exercise, footwear and apparel, personal training, health promotion and education, childhood physical activity and obesity, older adult health and fitness, and the healthcare sector.
When asked, "What do you think the biggest trend(s) in health, fitness and wellness will be in 2014?" our experts answered, focusing on the common goal of providing insight into how Canadians can live their healthiest and best lives in 2014. Here are their predictions:
Jillian Michaels- personal trainer, bestselling author, daytime Emmy-nominated television personality, National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association (NESTA) and the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), Kettlebell Concepts certified, AFPA nutrition and wellness consultant certificate.
Healthcare Sector: Robert S. Bell- MDCM, MSc, FACS, FRCSC, President and CEO, University Health Network
Health, Fitness and Wellness Industry: David "Patch" Patchell-Evans- GoodLife Fitness founder and CEO
Group Exercise: Maureen Hagan- Award-Winning Group Exercise Instructor, Physiotherapist and Physical Health Educator, GoodLife Fitness Vice President of Operations, Group Exercise, ACE and canfitpro certified
Older Adult Health, Wellness and Fitness: Colin Milner- CEO of International Council on Active Aging, 2010 canfitpro Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
Personal Training: Michele Colwell- GoodLife Fitness Vice President of Operations, Honours BSc in Human Kinetics, canfitpro PTS
Fitness Footwear and Apparel: Michael Rossi- Vice President, Reebok Brand- Canada
Nutrition: Kirsten Schell- Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Precision Nutrition Coach, GoodLife Fitness Personal Training Project Manager, canfitpro Fitness Instructor Specialist (FIS) and Personal Training Specialist (PTS)
Fitness Education and Promotion: Rod Macdonald- B. Ed., Kinesiology and Physical Education, Vice President, canfitpro, the largest provider of education in the Canadian fitness industry, author
Childhood Physical Activity: Lisa Burrows- Executive Director, GoodLife Kids Foundation
Founded in 1979, GoodLife Fitness is the largest fitness company in Canada with over 300 clubs from coast-to-coast. With over 902,000 members, GoodLife is helping to transform the health and wellness of 1 in 37 Canadians every day. With the vision of giving every Canadian the opportunity to live a fit and healthy good life, David Patchell-Evans, Founder & CEO, strives to develop innovative partnerships and collaborations in all areas of health, fitness and wellness and continues to play a significant role in the healthcare system in Canada. GoodLife has achieved Platinum Status Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies, as well as Platinum Level Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures.
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