CALA grows when you
give constructive feedback
the pandemic, CALA ZOOM live and FACEBOOK
independent learning opportunities has brought
training to new and current members and Aquafit
Instructors around the world. Members who would not otherwise have
met and shared are brought together to experience CALA
learning and make new friends. Your feedback helps
CALA continue to grow and improve their available
Membership Participant Trainer Feedback
Thank you Charlene!
I was proud to be a member of the CALA Aquafit Alliance and really
enjoyed my years of instructing and also learning with
all the amazing leaders!
Sadly covid has taken it’s toll on in class instruction but also because
we have moved to Stratford and there are fewer
opportunities I felt it was time to move off in another
I will certainly keep it in mind if I do decide to start up again in the
It was such a pleasure to know you as a CALA Certified Leader. I know you
shared your passion for Aquafitness with many
participants and they would have benefited immensely
Happy holidays and know that the door to CALA is always open.
The CALA ZOOM Virtual training events have been a great
success. It was a new delivery environment for
everyone. Learning challenges were welcomed by
both Charlene Kopansky, our outstanding team of
trainers, instructors and of course instructors.
They raised up to the challenge and brought
exceptional training to our current members and new
non-members. Our participation spanned the
is some of the feedback CALA has received from the participants who
participated in the zoom training
- VWT Vertical Waters
Just waned to tell you how much I am enjoying the
VWT course, Katherine is a magical force of nature,
and thank you for your patience and encouragement.
I just wanted to let you know that I really enjoyed
the course and was really inspired by you and your
wealth of knowledge.
Response from Katherine; Hi It was a pleasure
to have you in the course! Thank you for all your
insightful questions and observations.
CALA truly is an alliance of lifelong learners which
I am so proud to be a part of. I too love
inspirational quotes and the one dearest to my heart
comes from a man named Bob who was my teaching
partner for many years. He used to say,
“People don’t care how much you know until they know
how much you care”.
The VWT and GAF Certification
training was to the point, was delivered using
layered learning which reinforced learning.
Trainer made sure we knew exactly what would have
successful assessments. Learn how
important it will be to use non-verbal cues.
- MSE CALA Tempo Tree
Hello Katherine, Thank you very much for being my instructor. You are
very thorough and detailed and at the same time are so encouraging and
make it fun. Learned so much. It is the little things that count. I am
so happy that I passed, you can't even imagine! Thank you!
I appreciate your comments and happy that you can see how much I love
Aquafit and the participants. It is good for my soul and my body! I have been incorporating some Yoga into my classes already and can't
wait to do the course with you!!
I hope you have time to enjoy this summer and that your move is just
what you dreamed of. Warmest regards. Jo-Anne
- Golden Gait - Aqua Walking:
Hi Charlene, I especially enjoyed being able to
watch the movements being executed in the water not
only on the effect but the excitement of water!!!
And you and Kathryn make an amazing team, you seem
to share a brain. Our outdoor pool is open this
summer in our community of St. Andrews West and I
have a sold-out program teaching classes Monday
through Thursdays. I only teach Aquafitness in the
summer months of the year for an 8 week stretch and
didn't realize how much I missed it until we were
back together again. I really hope that things open
up in your neck of the woods so that both
instructors and participants can get back to doing
what they love!!! Have a wonderful summer. Marilyn
- Branding - The New You.
Educating participants will need to learn your cues, how
you give feedback and coach them. This is the time
we can redefine ourselves.
Loved that we
could review the training via the recording after the session. Something
you could not do with in person training
- Changing the Chatter Workshop
Brought a new perspective to managing the chatter.
- Aqua Yoga
I not what you expect.
The CALA program infuses Yoga movements into the
regular recreational Aquafitness classes.
- General Feedback
Did miss the pool
but found concentrating more on the theory made me more knowledgeable
about my role as an instructor. When we get back to the pool we will be
able to implement my theory
- Love meeting
instructors from all over the world
- Loved the Liquid Barre.
It introduced us to a new and very different style
- You need to
understand how the body works, people management, understanding various
medical conditions, water safety, personal safety, emergency procedures,
health and safety, pool management, knowledge of swimwear, designing a
balance class, acceptance of feedback, working under covid regulations,
- Wonderful to see
such a wide variety of sessions being offered. Having them on zoom means
members can take them all from the comfort of their home.
- Love all the new certifications
CALA is offering (Aqua Infused Yoga, Aqua Kick Box,
Liquid Barre. Looking forward to new CALA
- As a new instructor, the first steps are terrifying
but once your start the training you learn you are not alone. During the
training have made new friends to support me. When preparing for
the exam, they were there for support and as a study buddy. Practised
together over ZOOM and received great feedback which helped me create a
successful practical 30 minute class. Thank you my friends
Here is some of the feedback CALA has received from the trainers who
participated in the zoom training
- It has been a
new learning experience for trainers, getting use to zoom
technology, adjusting the screen to make sure you are in frame, and
learning a new way to present the material.
- Love meeting
instructors from all over the world that I would not have meet under
are fortunate to have the recordings to review what they miss if their connection goes
- Start to
become familiar with so many participants. Many of the
participants attend several sessions.
- Without the
support of the everyone on the CALA Team, these sessions would not
have been possible
- ZOOM virtual training allows trainers to bring
the training to the participants rather than having the training
brought to them.
- All the trainers have stepped up to deliver new
CALA training sessions relevant to how covid-19 has affected our
learning, how facilities will function when they open, what is going
to impact our delivery of Aquafit classes, how instructors will need
to adapt or change their schedules, type of class, how the changes
will impact the participants
Thank you to
our Team of CALA Trainers and CALA Administration Support Team for
their contribution to the successful delivery of Virtual Training
through ZOOM. Our CALA Master Trainers have been outstanding
CALA Training Events since March 2020. Thanks to our
outstanding Team of 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
Schedule Event web page.
President and Owner