CALA is now offering CALA Training Events through ZOOM and FACEBOOK. Live Workshops and Courses are offered through ZOOM and self-study is offered through FACEBOOK recordings of the ZOOM session. Visit the Upcoming Event page for a list of the available training sessions.
Our CALA Master Trainers have been outstanding CALA Training Events since March 2020. Thanks to our outstanding Team of Master Trainers, these sessions have been well attended by members throughout the world.
Meet our Master Trainers who have delivered the training. In 2021, other CALA trainers will be offering workshops and/or courses. Keep checking the Upcoming Event web page.
Currently Scheduled ZOOM ONLINE Events and Self Study Events can be found on the CALA Upcoming Event page
CALA is now on Social Media
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🌊Facebook Groups are closed groups especially designed for CALA trained and certified instructors. Here you will find everything you need to hone your craft, level up your skills and stay connected with current events and trends. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1446656998934670/
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CALA at the York Region Spring Fling event on May 15,
Charlene Kopansky and
Katherine McKeown experienced a successful Trade Show, with so many
conference delegates congratulating CALA on continuing to offer the Gold
Standard in Vertical Water Training.
Charlene and her leadership team are at the Toronto Canfitpro conference August 16-18 2019.
Charlene on the cover of Canfitpro Magazine - November 2016Charlene and the other presenters at the the Woman Who Influence Event in August
Charlene Kopansky, President and Founder canfitpro Lifetime Achievement Award 2013
Another reason to cross train – Land Meets Water…
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 hemolysis. 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.
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 move 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.