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Charlene Kopansky, President and Founder
Certifying Internationally Recognized Aquafit Leaders for 26 yrs
Hons. B.Sc., Human Kinetics, B.Ed. Sc., P.H.E.
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CALA Canmore Alberta Aquafit Conference Oct 2019 (More Events)

The Canadian Aquafitness Leaders Alliance Inc. (CALA), is dedicated to providing a high quality training, certification and communication network for aquafitness leaders and aquatic rehabilitation specialists. CALA promotes professionalism and excellence through thoughtful integration of the mind, body and spirit.

Great opportunity to meet new or reunite with fellow CALA Instructors, share expertise and experiences, perfect form and learn new movements, and take new ideas back to your facility to include in your programs. 


CALA Events/Certification Schedule   PDF June 14, 2019  Host Event

Workshops & Conferences accredited by CALA, canfitpro, AFLCA, BCRPA, SPRA, OFC, CFES TRO

CALA Courses are also canfitpro accredited * 4FIS, 4PTS, 4OAS 

You require 8CECS per year to renew your certification. If you are unable to attend a CALA Event (preferred) you may petition to have other related training granted CALA CECS.  doc  pdf 

Join Charlene Kopansky at CanFitPro Toronto August 2019

Join CALA Founder and President Charlene Kopansky &
CALA Trainer Extraordinaire at the canfitpro 2019 conference
this August in Toronto.
JOIN ME CODE In addition to the free code provided below,
The Join Me Code allows your network to receive $50 off for the
full 3-day canfitpro 2019 event.
This code can be used an unlimited number of times! 
code is: JNME396

This code will not work for intensives or One Day registrations. 
Please feel free to share your “Join Me Code” with your social network: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google+, etc.

Guest may register online by visiting the website: canfitpro2019 click on “REGISTER NOW”. Once on
the site, they will be required to enter: *Code, *Canfitpro membership number (if a member), & * Last name

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Water Works!

A young man suffering from a serious back injury came to the pool with his child. He kept a close eye on the exercises the instructor was doing with client. He asked can you make me walk, the doctors said I would never walk. I’ve been in the wheelchair for 4 years now. No promises the instructor said but if you want to try we can work together. After 1.5years a miracle happened. Up to then the instructor moved the man’s legs. One day he said, I want to do it myself. With total commitment he started to move his legs himself. With time the instructor would tell him the exercise and he would do them. When he went to the doctor, the doctor noticed major changes. He asked what he was doing. The man said exercising in the water. When he told the doctor the exercises he was able to do, the doctor said it is not possible, your movements are spontaneous muscle contractions. There is no way you will ever be able to control your movements. The man said to the doctor, the instructor tells me the exercise and I do them. The instructors mixes up the movements so I have no idea what they are going to make me do. How can this be spontaneous muscle movement. The long story short is, he now walks with braces and has returned to work.



Another reason to cross train – Land Meets Water… Water works!

Water is magical - buoyancy unloads the body, and impact decreases with increasing depth of immersion.

Athletes and other fitness enthusiasts who participate in land based activities that include a significant amount of ‘landing’ run the risk of developing a condition called foot-strike haemolysis. This may result in rupturing of red blood cells affecting the ability of the body to maintain the iron needed to carry oxygen.

Runners have been found to develop hemolysis, whereas long distance cyclists have not. Schumacher et al, 2002 suggested that repeated foot strikes associated with running destroy red blood cells.


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