Main Stage Presentations 2009
ZUMBA Fitness – Ditch the Workout – Join the Party!
Is it a dance party or a fitness class? Yes and Yes!!
A Zumba fitness class has the feel and the energy of the best dance party you have ever been to. Each song gives you a taste of everything from merengue, salsa, flamenco, samba, tango, reggae, cumbia, calypso, cha cha, belly dancing, hip hop and more. The energy is high and time fly’s while you move to the rhythms of the music. Zumba is meant for everyone to enjoy. No experience necessary, all you need is to feel the music and start moving!
Zumba is fun but what are the benefits? Zumba brings on the heat and burns off the calories! You can burn between 500-1000 calories in a Zumba class. The movements integrate the entire body toning arms chest, back, abdominals and legs. Nothing is left out. That’s not all, Zumba is good for balance, co-ordination, for the heart and for the mind. It really chases stress away and works you top to bottom, inside and out.
Come out and experience ZUMBA Live!
Date: Saturday, September 26, 2009. Time: 11:00am – 11:30am
Date: Saturday, September 26, 2009. Time: 3:00pm – 3:30am
Date: Sunday, September 27, 2009. Time: 11:00am – 11:30am
FIT CHICKS – G.I. JANE meets Gandhi
How would you like to:
1. Shed flab and inches from your body
2. Develop sexy, long, lean muscle tone
3. Reduce icky stress levels and increase flexibility (like Gumbi!)
This 30 min sweat session is the perfect mix of fat burning boot camp and non traditional yoga to sculpt your body and feed your soul. Taught by our FIT CHICK extraordinaire, MJ will take you through some smart, sassy exercises to tighten and tone all of your squishy spots (abs, arms, butt & thighs) while showing you some of our fave yoga poses to balance it out. It’s a total mind AND body workout – how fab is that?!
No equipment needed. Just come as you are and join in on the fun – all levels welcome!
Date: Saturday, September 26, 2009. Time: 2:00pm -2:30pm
Date: Sunday, September 27, 2009. Time: 11:30 – 12:00noon
with Ayanna Lee-Rivears
Started in 2000 but officially making its debut in Toronto in 2007, SOCACIZE ™
Is a creative blend of high/low African and Caribbean dance movements performed to calypso, soca, zouk, reggae, dancehall music and on occasion to drums music. The exhilarating mode of the work-out focuses on cardio, weight and strength training targeting all age groups. The ultimate goal of the program is to work-out with emphasis on carefully selected music and movements to synchronize with the mind and body to result in burning calories fast (up to 1000 per 60 minute session) while totally enjoying a session that truly makes you liven up and get fit at the same time.
Ayanna Lee-Rivears is a Professional dancer with Caribbean Folk Performers Dance Company, and a Can Fit Pro Certified Fitness Instructor who conducts classes at various locations.
Date: Saturday, September 26, 2009. Time: 2:30pm -3:00pm
Date: Sunday, September 27, 2009. Time: 3:00pm – 3:30pm
Founder and CEO of CIBO Clinic
Tom Saridis, Founder and CEO of CIBO Clinic will discuss his life long battle with obesity and how the decision to have an adjustable gastric band procedure changed his life and led to the creation of CIBO Clinic.
This dynamic speaker will inspire you with his candid personal story.
Session Title: How the Adjustable Gastric Band Can Help You Eliminate Dieting Forever.
At his heaviest Tom Saridis was 508 lbs. and with his obesity came problems of depression, and fatigue plus numerous physical and mental limitations.
Dieting had proven unsuccessful so he looked into bariatric options and after extensive research Tom had an adjustable gastric band procedure performed in April 2006. After his procedure, he was able to change his eating habits, his lifestyle and his entire approach to living. The band alone wasn’t the cure for his obesity, but it was the tool he needed to lose 285 pounds and turn his life around.
Passionate about banding and the possibility of helping others with a clinic dedicated to just treating obesity Tom set out to establish the first bariatric centre of excellence in Canada, offering a multidisciplinary approach to weight loss.
In 2006, the CIBO Clinic was opened. As CEO and Founder, Tom has created a clinic that provides bariatric consultations and non-invasive weight loss solutions together with customized programs of fitness, nutrition and psychotherapy for each patient, thus providing an opportunity for others to successfully treat obesity.
Date: Saturday, September 26, 2009. Time: 12:00noon – 12:45pm
Date: Sunday, September 27, 2009. Time: 12:00noon – 12:45pm
is brought to you by
Mike Demeter has been a Health and Fitness Professional for over 25 years now. His specialties include:
• Advanced techniques in accelerated fat loss
• The midlife makeover: health, nutrition and exercise mastery
• Bulletproofing the Stressed Executive: Maximizing minimal gym time, natural sleep remedies and pain free posture training
Mike’s education includes a BPHE from U of Toronto, Cert. Strength and Condit. Specialist, Poliquin Performance Cert.’s in Training and Biosignature modulation of hormonal based fat loss and Certifications in Muscle/ Exercise Testing. Mike possesses a Nutrition and Wellness Specialist designation as well.
Session Title: THE ECONOMICS OF EXERTION- picking the most effective fat burning techniques
These are busy times. Many of us are in the sandwich years, taking care of parents, children and a career, so personal time to exercise becomes ridiculously limited. Let Fitness and Nutrition expert Mike Demeter reveal to you, what’s been deemed the “Hierarcy of Fat Loss”.
The less time you have, the more important you make exercise/ fitness choices that will deliver the greatest results within the least amount of time. Gym choices, home choices, bodyweight blasts . .the answer to successful permanent fat loss is training smarter- not necessarily more often or longer. Educational and entertaining, this talk is a must attend for all of us frustrated with our plateauing efforts and needing that “MidLife Makeover”.
Date: Saturday, September 26, 2009. Time: 1:00pm – 1:45pm
Date: Sunday, September 27, 2009. Time: 1:00pm – 1:45pm
is brought to you by
Over the past 16 years, Michele Sevier has focused on helping others achieve optimal health through her involvement in the natural health industry as a clinician, a consultant, and an educator. Michele is a Doctor of Natural Medicine and Acupuncture. She holds certification in Auriculartherapy, Clinical Microscopy and Phlebotomy.
Ms Sevier is actively involved in many facets of traditional natural medicine including the formulation of specialized supplements and the presentation of timely educational topics focusing on solution-based concepts.
Session Title: SHAPE UP – A New Wave of Weight Loss Supplements
Since the early 1990’s misperception has often been the name of the weight loss game with unscrupulous marketers touting near impossible results. Past bad reputations often haunt the image of the industry, placing a black mark on what unbeknown to most, is an evolving science based solution to the growing issue of excess weight. Research is helping build credibility for a number of foods, ingredients and products including the new innovative weight loss system from SHAPE UP. Join Michele as she explores some of these beneficial nutrients for effective weight management and their enhanced health benefits.
Date: Saturday, September 26, 2009. Time: 4:00pm – 4:45pm
Date: Sunday, September 27, 2009. Time: 2:00pm – 2:45pm