CALA 125 Lilian Drive, Toronto, Ontario M1R 3W6, Canada   Phone: 416-751-9823 Fax: 416-755-1832 Toll Free: 1-888-751-9823 (in Canada)

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 canfitpro Lifetime   
Achievement Award 2013   
Charlene Kopansky
President and Founder

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CALA is available to answers to your Aquafit questions.


Charlene's Aquafit
Tip of the Day

CanFitpro Lifetime Achievement Award

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Aquafit video clips
Click here to view a video clip (flv format) of Charlene providing Personal Training to Elizabeth (80+years)
Personal Training (flv format)

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Recognized as the Gold Standard in Water Fitness Specialty Programs: Water Running, Kick Box, Aquafitness, Yoga, Older Adult, Pre/Post Natal and PT and Healing Waters: Aquatic Post Rehabilitation Training and Certification

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Join Jennie Queen's Aquafit Group on Facebook  H2O Obsession -Aquatic Fitness Professionals

This is a group to provide inspiration and motivation to those who educate and motivate others in the wonderful world of aquatic fitness. Aquatic Fitness Professionals looking to network, connect and share ideas in the Ottawa area and beyond.

Connecting the Past and the Future: Verdun Bourdon
 If youre Verdun Bourdon, you are not retiring to a rocking chair or spending a lot of time next to the fridge. Hes made a third-age career teaching others what he knows about health and fitness. Hes done it the best way--by example--in person.

Peterborough ON - CALA Certified Leaders Building a Centre of Excellence

CALA Antigua is launching Prescription Blue!
A Mind move and CALA inspired Water-Based workout in the ocean.

Thanks to Jessica Jonas, Aquatic Supervisor for hosting the course and to Jane Jones, for doing such a great job facilitating the materials. Hosting a CALA Event is an opportunity to generate revenue.

Diaper Fit is a regular Aquafit for moms or persons with a baby 6 month to 2 year. pictures






1. Become an Instructor

  A.  Vertical Water Training (VWT) - pre-requisite

  B.  Select CALA Specialty Certification Path

2. Become a CALA Trainer, Assessor or Mentor

Charlene continues her mission to take CALA
around the world


2014 CALA Conference Kitchener Ontario

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 from the conference

Download application to present in 2015

CALA Autumn Conference Canmore Alberta 
Where: Canmore Recreation Centre
When: Pre-Conference November 12, 13, 14, 2014
When: Conference: November 15, 16, 2014
Brochure to be available in spring
If you would like to present, p
lease complete
the presenter application and submit it to CALA.
If you would like to have a vendor booth, be a guest
speaker or volunteer

Toronto Ontario  Ryerson University  
 Joint Conference

November 7, 8 & 9, 2014
Save the dates! Registration information
available summer 2014!

Upcoming Training

Stellenbosch, South Africa Feb 28, Mar 1-2 2014
CALA Group Aquafitness & Specialty Certification
Course  CALA Vertical Water

Where: Hosted by Stellenbosch University Sports
Performance Institute (SUSPI)
Course Details: Annatjie Goedhals at 083-326-5815 or
Registration Details: Carien Janse van Rensburg at
021-808-4723 or
Registration form: adobe (pdf)

Mississauga ON  When: April 25, 26, 27 2014
CALA HydroRider Specialty Training and
Certification Course

Where: University of Toronto, Mississauga Campus
Registration: 1-888-751-9823  Reg. form(pdf)

CALA Israel - Oded Netzer of Total Training
is hosting Combined VWT and GAF Course
Registration    Course Syllabus

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Charlene Kopansky, Founder and President of the Canadian Aquafitness Leaders Alliance Inc. (CALA), facilitated two successful workshops, April  17 and 18, at the beautiful Fairmont Chateau Whistler. 

The workshop content encouraged participants to discover how posture and technique determine the effectiveness of each exercise performed in water. Highlights included an in depth look at how to train the core and abdominals while  conditioning the cardiovascular system.  Valuable information about how to exercise when coping with common musculoskeletal conditions provided participants with confidence to continue to move, in spite of limiting factors.

The workshop coordinator, CALA Certified Leader, Wilma Weidner of Quattro Aquatic Fitness did a great job of hosting the CALA event. Charlene and Wilma are excited to announce plans for more workshops with additional opportunities for personal training in the near future. 

Thanks to Zarry and Sean and the team at the Chateau who welcomed this event and helped to create a positive environment.


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Points of Interest
Learn about the Magical Properties of Water a
nd how they are used in Aquafitness

The future of fitness may be in the pool (Mar. 7, 2011)  Charlene was interviewed by the Globe and Mail.

Benefits of Aquatic Training for Older Adults (Feb. 17, 2011)  Charlene Kopansky interview with ICAA TV   International Council on Active Aging.

CALA 125 Lilian Drive, Toronto, Ontario M1R 3W6, Canada   Phone: 416-751-9823 Fax: 416-755-1832 Toll Free: 1-888-751-9823 (in Canada) 





























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