training has gone ZOOM and
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
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.
CALA at the York Region Spring Fling event on May 15,
Markham Pan Am Centre.
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.
CALA is GOLD, providing opportunities for individuals to
Gain, Outstanding, Leadership, Delivery skills.
Charlene and her leadership team are at the Toronto Canfitpro
conference August 16-18 2019.
Kopansky, President and Founder canfitpro
Lifetime Achievement Award
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
hemolysis. 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.
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.