Toronto, Canada, August 21, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Each year thousands of personal trainers and fitness instructors from across Canada gather in Toronto, Ontario for an annual fitness conference and trade show. The conference is hosted by CanFitPro, the certifying body for fitness professionals in Canada. This year was particularly well-attended as more than 15,000 fitness professionals joined in the festivities to celebrate the 20th anniversary of CanFitPro.
The conference culminated with a closing ceremony that included a keynote speaker and the presentation of an annual award given to the most outstanding fitness professional for the year.
This year Dave Smith, a certified personal trainer, was presented with this prestigious award. Dave offers a unique twist on traditional personal training in that all of his program are completely equipment-free and his workouts are accessed by clients via the Internet on his site called Make Your Body Work (www.makeyourbodywork.com).
"Many of my clients travel and have a hard time maintaining a regular exercise program. That's why I created an online version of personal training - I wanted people to be able to stick with their exercise routine wherever they are," explained Dave when asked why he started his online service.
These online workouts were originally made available only to Dave's in-person clients but he opened them to the public as request began pouring in.
"A lot of people don't have time to make to the gym and they are looking for quicker, more convenient ways to exercise," Dave pointed out.
While there are many exercise videos to be found on sites such as Youtube, Smith says his are much more professional and effective. He also offers new workouts twice each week so that clients always have something new to work on.
The Fitness Professional of the Year award is presented to a trainer or instructor who was nominated by a client of peer in the industry. A judging panel looks for one nominee who exhibits a deep commitment to helping others develop better health and fitness. This year Dave Smith was selected for his work as the online fitness trainer.