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Fit Rendezvous 2020 - Save the Date!

Posted September 30, 2019

The Fit Rendezvous Conference is scheduled for May 22 – 24, 2020 in Edmonton at the University of Alberta. Mark your calendar and Save the date!

Fit Rendezvous offers phenomenal curriculum providing exercise professionals a high-quality continuing education and professional development experience. You won’t want to miss the Fit Rendezvous 2020.

Fit Rendezvous qualifies for CECs, PDUs, PDCs and CPDs.

Wanted! Energetic and fearless leaders to join the dynamic Fit Rendezvous Volunteer team!
Please contact for more information regarding this exciting and fun opportunity.

2017 Training L.A.B Workshops

Posted October 13, 2016

Register today at these exciting 1-day workshops available in March 2017!

LEARN new research-based concepts +
APPLY these new skills with your clients and participants +
BUILD your professional practice!

Join us for these informational, educational and inspirational workshops.

  • EDMONTON = March 11, 2017
  • CALGARY = March 18, 2017

Both workshops are eligible for continuing education and professional development credits with provincial, national and international agencies.

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Fit Rendezvous 2015 Conference May 22

Posted March 25, 2015

Fit Rendezvous offers phenomenal curriculum geared towards providing exercise professionals a high-quality continuing education and professional development experience. You won’t want to miss the Fit Rendezvous 2015.

Fit Rendezvous qualifies for CECs, PDUs, PDCs and CPDs.

Download the Fit Rendezvous 2015 Brochure

Mount Royal University Accommodation Information

Register online Provincial Fitness Unit Store

Conference Session Highlights

Small Group, Big Results: As opportunities for small group personal training increases, it’s important that personal trainers understand the differences in programming for facilitating individual success in an group environment. Learn how to assess and modify programs for individuals within a group while maintaning and engaging group cohesiveness.

Read more about Fit Rendezvous conference highlights


Add to your certifications with ViPR, CFT prep, or Functional Independence training. Check out the Pre-conference sessions


Posted September 8, 2014

Perspectives in Exercise Health and Fitness brings together the fitness community to learn the latest in fitness-related research, industry best practices and practical workshops. At each conference, we present awards to the best of the best in exercise science and practice.

Integrity. Leadership. Commitment. Passion. Recognition.

Nominate an outstanding peer. Recognizing just how high the bar is in Alberta’s exercise and fitness community acknowledges the achievement of outstanding individuals and affirms the outstanding service and professionalism of our industry. If you know of someone who deserves recognition for their efforts, forward their nomination.

The Bako award recognizes outstanding leadership in memory of the dedication, support and leadership which Dr. Erwin E. Bako, a former physician and member of the board for the Alberta Medical Association in the 70’s and 80’s, brought to the profession of fitness and lifestyle consulting.

To be qualified nominees must be:
– be currently working in the exercise, physical activity and fitness industry in Alberta
– demonstrate outstanding leadership and commitment to professionalism

Provide a statement of support (maximum 750 words) for your nomination choice. A minimum of two supporting letters (from colleagues, clients, employers, etc.) must be provided with the nomination. The award will be presented at the Perspectives in Exercise Health and Fitness Conference. Include a brief cv of the nominee, and outline your relationship to the nominee with your submission.

What are examples of outstanding leadership? Meaningful contributions to the exercise profession through activities such as writing, research, creation of new programs or outstanding level of service in the field; practicing exercise prescription to the highest possible standard.
Past recipients of the Bako Award include Art Quinney, Gord Bell, Don Watts and Dru Marshall.

Send your submissions via email, fax or mail to the Provincial Fitness Unit of Alberta office, OR you can

submit your nomination online.

Provincial Fitness Unit- Percy Page
Faculty of Physical Education & Recreation
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta
T6G 2H9
fax 780–455-2264

Looking Ahead to 2014: Biennial Perspectives Conference

Posted December 11, 2013

2014 promises to be a fantastic year for professional development for exercise professionals in Western Canada. The Provincial Fitness Unit’s biennial Perspectives in Exercise, Health and Fitness Conference is booked for November 7–9.

This biennial conference is unique in Canada, and the largest conference of its kind. Perspectives brings together exercise science and leading practice, and is geared for exercise professionals who want to practice at the top of the industry standard. Packed with seminars, presentations and workshops delivered by internationally respected exercise science researchers and practitioners, this conference is a must-do for the serious exercise professional.

Held in the beautiful rocky mountains, at the Delta Kananaskis, there is not be a better way to obtain the latest in leading research and practice in exercise prescription. Network with over 400 of the exercise industry’s best accredited professionals, and earn professional development credits.

Save the date: November 7–9, 2014

The Provincial Fitness Unit of Alberta proudly presents Fit Rendezvous 2014, an Alberta spring fitness tradition that brings a phenomenal curriculum geared towards providing fitness professionals an inspiring continuing education and professional development experience. Loaded with practical sessions, Fit Rendezvous is guaranteed to rev your exercise engines into high gear for the summer.

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Fit Rendezvous 2010

Posted March 15, 2010

Dates: June 11–13

University of Alberta Van Vliet Centre, Edmonton
114 st and 89 avenue

Mark your calendars for Western Canada’s largest fitness conference. International presenters, lots of vendors, and over 500 attendees.


Fit Rendezvous 2010 Brochure

Conference Tradeshow Sponsors

Fit Rendezvous is attended by over 600 fitness professionals in Western Canada. The tradeshow is held in the main corridor of the Van Vliet Centre, which gives your products and services exposure to conference attendees, and university students and staff.

Become a sponsor and get your fitness product and services directly to your market.