Catch the CALA Wave
President and Founder
Certifying Internationally Recognized Aquafit
Leaders for 26 yrs
Hons. B.Sc., Human Kinetics,
B.Ed. Sc., P.H.E.
canfitpro Lifetime Achievement Award
CALA Canmore Alberta Aquafit Conference
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.
Join Charlene Kopansky at
CanFitPro Toronto August 2019
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
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
Please feel free to share your
“Join Me Code” with your social
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Guest may register online by
website: canfitpro2019 click on
“REGISTER NOW”. Once on
they will be required to enter:
*Code, *Canfitpro membership
number (if a member), & * Last
Become a Certified CALA Aquafit
Kopansky and Learn About CALA
Feedback about our exceptional trainers
CALA Event Pictures -
Host A CALA Event
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…
magical - buoyancy unloads the
body, and impact decreases with
increasing depth of immersion.
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.
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.