canfitpro offers training discount to help former Target Canada employees transition to the fitness industry

Offer extended to Canadians looking to retrain after downsizing

TORONTO, Jan. 30, 2015 /CNW/ - canfitpro (Canadian Fitness Professionals Inc.) is stepping forward to offer former Target Canada employees, and others who have been recently laid off, a discount on two of its most popular fitness certifications. The 17,000 Target Canada employees who recently lost their jobs are invited to enroll for the Personal Training Specialist or Fitness Instructor Speciallist training at 25 per cent off until March 31, 2015.

"This is one of the biggest lay offs we've seen in a while and we want to offer people a chance to update their training and connect with the growing fitness industry. We see this as a chance to help people discover a new career path, and by extension learn to improve their own health and wellness and that of their families and communities. This offer makes canfitpro's accessible and attainable certifications even more affordable," said Rod MacDonald, vice president of canfitpro

Fitness instructors and personal trainers can make between $15 and $50 per class/client/hour. They can choose to work full-time or part-time in the fitness industry either as an employee or an independent contractor. In Canada, the fitness industry currently generates $2.6 billion in revenue and 5.7 million Canadians are members of a fitness club or facility.

As part of the training, participants learn at their own pace as they prepare for a live course and exam experience with a member of canfitpro's team of PRO TRAINERS across Canada.

"In 2005 I decided to turn my life around.  The Personal Training Specialist (PTS) certification was the start to a whole new path both personally and professionally. I learned the technical and the business side of being a personal trainer, which equipped me to help my clients achieve their fitness goals, and also gave me a chance to improve my own exercise and eating habits. Over the 10 years I've been working in the fitness industry, I have attained and exceeded goals that I never imagined for myself and I credit the PTS course as the starting point of a fulfilling and rewarding life," said Christen Harvey, canfitpro PRO TRAINER Administrator.

Candidates can e-mail for more information and to register for the training.

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 100,000 members include some of the world's finest fitness professionals, health club operators, industry suppliers, and fitness enthusiasts.

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 14 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 15,000 delegates and visitors.

SOURCE Canadian Fitness Professionals Inc. (canfitpro)

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