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Conference 2006 Speaker Biographies

Paul Aspinall, BPE, CPTN-CPT

Paul is the Director of Personal Training for Mayfair Racquet and Fitness Clubs, is a CPTN Certified Personal Trainer, CPTN Practical Assessor, and Course Conductor. He teaches Program Design at Seneca College and lectures at various corporations and facilities in Toronto. His educational background includes a degree in Physical Education with a major in Athletic Therapy, and a diploma in Fitness and Lifestyle Management from George Brown College. For more information, please visit

Kevin Bartman, CSEP-CFC, CPTN-CPT

Kevin is a CPTN Course Conductor and manager of a personal training department. Kevin currently resides in Ottawa, and competes in squash & ultimate frisbee.

John Berardi, PhD, CSCS

John is one of the worlds foremost experts in the field of human performance and nutrition. John is a prolific author, a sought-after speaker and a consultant to Olympic, professional and elite athletes, as well as executives and recreational weightlifters serious about achieving optimal results. For more information, please visit

Tudor Bompa, PhD

Tudor is regarded worldwide as the leading specialist in the areas of training, coaching and fitness theory. He has published 14 books that have been translated into 18 languages and published over a hundred research papers. He has presented in over 35 countries on topics such as training theory, planning-periodization, training methods, strength and power training, specifics of training for team sports and more. For more information, please visit

Jeff Boris, BPHE, CPTN-CPT.M

Jeff is a Personal Trainer for over 14 years, Jeff Boris’ expertise is sought-after as a Trainer of Trainers with the CPTN and the Community Education Coordinator for the Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging. Through his global company, The Wellness Source, Jeff supports health and fitness professionals with the latest research and technologies in personal wellness and performance.

John Paul Catanzaro, BSc, PFLC, CK

John is a certified kinesiologist and professional fitness and lifestyle consultant with a specialized honours Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and Health Science. He owns and operates a private studio in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada. For more information, please visit

Amanda Graydon, MA, BEd, BSM

Amanda is president of Healthy Kitchens, a distance-based consulting company that teaches men and women of all ages and occupations how to create the right environments to help them lose fat, reshape their bodies, and develop healthy eating habits. For more information, please visit

Kate F. Hays, PhD, CPsych

Kate is a psychologist specializing in Sport and Performance Psychology in Toronto, through her consulting practice, The Performing Edge. Author of four books in the field including Move Your Body, Tone Your Mood. Kate is past-president of the Division of Exercise & Sport Psychology of the American Psychological Association.

Marco Iafrate, MSc, CPTN-CPT

Marco is a Fitness Instructor and Wellness Coach in Calgary, AB. Marco teaches instructional workshops and small business development for wellness professionals.

Larry Jusdanis, BPHE, CSCS, CFT

Larry is the owner of Sports Specific Training Inc., a privately owned company committed to producing the best athlete possible through the development of strength, power, nutrition, agility, flexibility, motivation and functional strength and speed. For more information, please visit

Ken Kinakin, DC, CSCS, CPTN-CPT.M

Ken has competed in bodybuilding and powerlifting for over 20 years. He regularly lectures across Canada and United States to doctors and Personal Trainers on the areas of weight-training, rehabilitation and nutrition. He maintains a private practice in Mississauga, Ontario and is the founder of the Society of Weight-Training Injury Specialists – SWIS For more information, please visit


Susan is the President of the Certified Professional Trainers Network (CPTN) She specializes in post-rehabilitation training, sport specific conditioning, and active aging. She is the author of Business Strategies for Personal Training, and a new book and online course entitled Starting a Fitness Business. For more information, please visit

Stuart McGill, PhD

Stuart is a professor of spine biomechanics at the University of Waterloo and a renowned lecturer and consultant. His award winning advice is often sought by governments, corporations, legal experts and elite athletes and teams from around the world. Difficult back cases are regularly referred to him for consultation. For more information, please visit

Katharine Mclarty, BPAS, CK, CSCS

Katharine is involved with the training and testing of many professional and amateur athletes as a Strength & Conditioning Service Provider for the Olympic High Performance Centre (OHPC) and Canadian Sport Centre Ontario (CSCO).

Frances Michaelson, ND, BA, PTS

Frances has been a Canadian exercise products distributor for the past 17 years. She owns Muscle Up Personal Training Centre in Baie D’Urfé. She also supplies other fitness professionals and establishments with high quality exercise products under Muscle Up Canada. For more information, please visit

Frances Manias, BA, BCEd, CSCS, CPTN-CPT

Frances is a lifelong athlete, Frances has been bodybuilding competitively for 12 years; a four-time Canadian National World Qualifier Champion, and two-time runner-up. Passionate about building her body, Frances is now building her coaching business to share her knowledge for those aspiring Bodybuilding, Fitness and Figure Competitors.

Libby Norris, BA

Libby is a corporate fitness consultant and Reebok Master Trainer. Her company, Inspired Energy Inc., works with small to global businesses combining health education, ergonomics and activity training to promote good health and good business.

Debra Percy, RN, CPT

Debra is a member of the Personal Best team for over 10 years, is the General Manager at the Personal Best managed General Motors of Canada Club in Oshawa. She is a registered nurse, a Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Fitness Instructor, and Professional Fitness and Lifestyle Consultant. For more information, please visit

Charles Poliquin, MSc, BSc

Charles is recognized as a world leader in the strength and conditioning field. He has coached Olympic medallists in 16 different sports from 4 different countries and a well-published author whose work has been translated in 6 different languages. He consults for many top level organizations such as the United States Secret Service.

Roland Semprie, BA, MES, CSEP-CFC, SCENAR

Roland is a Certified Zen Shiatsu Therapist (CZST) with 2 advanced post-graduate Certifications, Sport Movement Specialist, Infra-Red Non-Thermal Laser Practitioner, Certified Acupuncturist and the only Fitness Professional in the world licensed and authorized by Professor Alexander Revenko to treat, diagnose and train others as a Certified SCENAR Therapist.

Caron Shepley, BPE

Caron has worked in corporate fitness for over 10 years and is currently Corporate Director of the Toronto-based corporate health company, Personal Best. She has been practicing Yoga for 15 years and has become a renown yoga instructor for high performance athletes. Caron is the founder of Blue Dog Yoga and has produced her own video titled “Power Yoga for Endurance Athletes, Volume 1” which is featured at the 2006 CPTN Conference. Caron is also a five-time Ironman finisher and has won a silver medal for Canada at the World Triathlon Championships. For more information, please visit

Angie Sturtevant, BA, CPT

Angie is a a Master Instructor for the Spinning Program; Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor; Certified USA Expert Cycling Coach; USAT Triathlon Coach, Cardiovascular Exercise Specialist; Certified Sports Nutritionist; holds a degree in Office Management/Business Law. Angie is a licensed competitive cyclist and holds the 2001 and 2002 Wisconsin Off-Road Series title. Angie is the owner of Specialist in Sports Performance and Weight Management and the Spinning Program Director at Princeton Club East in Madison. For more information, please visit

Natasha Turner, ND

Natasha Turner has been practising in Toronto for seven years. She has a clinical specialty in hormonal concerns and utilizes a 10 step approach to achieve optimal health with her patients. As the Vice President of Natural Medicine for Truestar Health she formulated The Truestar Professional Supplement Series as well as the online vitamin profiling system on She regularly writes for various publications and appears on TV as a natural health expert. For more information, please visit

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