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Charlene Kopansky and/or CALA are frequently mentioned in the media

Charlene has been interviewed numerous times about Aquafitness.  She has also been mentioned in publications.

As a recognized expert on Aquafitness, her opinion is respected throughout the world. 

Recognized as the Gold Standard in Water Fitness Specialty
 Programs, Aquafitness and Healing Waters: Aquatic Post
 Rehabilitation Training & Certification

Charlene Kopansky
CALA, President and Founder
was presented the
Canfitpro Life Time Achievement Award 2013

Mo Hagan presenting Charlene with her award

Terrace Standard on Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Recognition  Guelph Alumni News, May 1996

Aquatic Training Older Adults  
International Council on Active Living



Quattro Aquatic holds fitness workshops | Whistler Question (link currently not available

Canfit pro promotional recording

Darin and Charlene promoting Canfitpro

Aquatics International
Connecting Health Benefits to Water

Abs Obsession article  2004

2017 Top 100 health influencers | Women's Wellness (

Women of Influence
Making a Difference:
Sharing Passion with Purpose



Fall 2003  SOCAN Music Means Business

UA Healthy Perspectives : Water Wellness - Ocean Fitness
Charlene Kopansky Interview

March 2011 Globe and Mail The future of fitness may be in the pool

October 2016 PSN  Solving the Health Equation: How to Connect Water Exercise with Public Health

Vertical Water Is It so Different to Training on Land

March 20 2019  The Benefits of Aquatic Training Selection CA digest


Local Gym and Fitness

CALAInc - Canadian Aquafitness Leaders Alliance, Toronto, ON (2021) (

How these new water workouts can help you shed pounds


CALA in the Media

Connecting Health Benefits to Water Fitness   Aquatics International

December 2010  On Hold with Atchka! and Charlene Kopansky 

December 2010  On Hold with Atchka! and Veronica: Part II

December 2013 Our Favourite Workouts of 2013   Reader's Digest Best Health

December 2013 How these new water workouts can help you shed pounds      Chatelaine

November 2016 Aquatics Connecting Health Benefits to Water Fitness

November 2016 Aquatics International  Connecting Health Benefits to Water Fitness

June 2019 Best Health Magazine  The ultimate water workout

February 2016 The Bench Press Aquafitness and Water Exercise Benefits

2018 The Villa Wave

Sept 2019 Bio Kinetics Aquatic training for runners to supplement your program

December 2012 Best Health Water Workouts  

2018 Water Training – Not just for blue haired ladies anymore (

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