FitCon Conference

For Health & Fitness Professionals

Learn the latest fitness research, connect with peers, and grow your business and career.

Returns to OTTAWA   |   APRIL 11-13th, 2025

–Don’t work in the fitness industry? Visit Fit Palooza for health enthusiasts —

FitCon Speaker

Ottawa's Largest Fitness Conference

ACTIVATE is more than your average fitness conference. Join over 250 peers and get an uplifting experience designed to serve you:

  • Attend up to 27 uplifting sessions that will support your growth and make you feel inspired again
  • Hear from up to 25 accredited speakers and discover systems, strategies, creativity and resources to help you excel.
  • Get hands-on with a mix of mentorship, education, and development. You won’t just be taking notes!

4 Tracks of Education & Mentorship

Strength, Conditioning & Exercise Science

Group Fitness & Master Classes

Health & Wellness Coaching

Business Growth & Leadership

3 Days of Action Packed Sessions

FRIDAY, APRIL 12th, 2024 –
PreCon Workshops

SATURDAY, APRIL 13th, 2024 –
In-Person & Live-Streamed

SUNDAY, APRIL 14th, 2024 –
Live-Virtual Extended

ACTIVATE FitCon Conference Pass

For Fitness Professionals
$ 297
  • Full 2-day access to weekend In-Person & Live Streamed events
  • 20+ premier presenters + Live Q&A
  • 25+ in-person & virtual sessions + on-demand recordings
  • Earn pre-approved CEC’s or certificates from canfitpro, YMCA, NSCA, and more
  • VIP Networking Party
  • Marketplace Expo
$50 OFF

PreCon Workshops

Make the most of your FitCon experience with additional PreCon masterclasses. FitCon Attendees get $50 off with your conference pass!

April 12th, 1:00pm-4:00pm EST    

CECs For Every Fitness Professional


IN-PERSON Ottawa Location

Collège La Cité Athletic Facility and Excentricité
801 Aviation Parkway, Building H, Ottawa, ON ​

An immersive ACTIVATE experience! La Cité Excentricité and Athletic Facility offers a state-of-the-art experience like no other! Feel the energy in the room through incredible technology that allows for synergy between the live and live-stream attendees. In addition, you will also find a fully equipped athletic facility for your in-person experience, which provides:

  • Free Parking on Saturday
  • Lockers and Changerooms
  • Food & Beverages for purchase
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Your CECs are based on attendance. Your payment provides access to both Saturday & Sunday sessions. We strongly recommend attending both days. If you would like to receive a certificate of completion for CEC reporting, 8 contact hours are mandatory. This is your professional development time and we promise to make it worthwhile!

Yes, all Saturday sessions will occur in person on April 13th at La Cité Excentricité and Athletic Facility. You also have the option to join us online via live streaming in real-time.

Note: Only some of the Saturday sessions will be available for live streaming, as noted in our session descriptions. All live sessions on Sunday will take place on ZOOM during the morning of April 14th. 

ACTIVATE FitPalooza:
The ACTIVATE FitPalooza will be IN-PERSON ONLY.

Some sessions will be made available on-demand following the event, for a duration of 45 days. Recordings are not guaranteed and are a bonus to your registration. They do not replace live attendance. Extenuating circumstances may be available.


We have one convenient price, which allows you to choose which option is most convenient and suitable for your needs. While the price is the same, the experience is a personal preference and both are equally valuable in their own respective way. Which will bring you the most value?

We strongly recommend that you attend in person on Saturday and via ZOOM on Sunday. This provides the most opportunity to learn, network, and connect.


Saturday’s in-person event takes place at Collège La Cité’s Excentricité Building & Athletic Facility – 801 Aviation Parkway, Ottawa, ON, Canada, while the virtual component will take place via ZOOM . Sunday’s live event will take place via ZOOM

Note:  ZOOM link will be provided at a later date, and upon completed registration).

ACTIVATE FitPalooza:
ACTIVATE FitPalooza in-person event takes place at Collège La Cité’s Excentricité Building & Athletic Facility – 801 Aviation Parkway, Ottawa, ON, Canada.

ACTIVATE is committed to the health and safety of our community. We follow all municipal guidelines that are set in place at the time of the event. Our event space is open and spacious. There are hand sanitization stations on-site, and sanitization cleaning is provided by the facility. You are encouraged to take your own personal measures that you make you feel most comfortable. We request that anyone who is ill with a fever, or any symptoms of illness, view the sessions from home, and not attend in person.

Yes, there is ample free parking on the weekend! Please see the site’s parking map. We strongly recommend parking in the GREEN, ORANGE or PURPLE parking areas.

If you are attending a PreCon on Friday at La Cité, you will be required to pay for parking if you choose to park in the lot.

There is a Bistro on-site for all of your food and beverage needs. You will find lots of fresh salads, bowls and sandwiches available. ALL FitCon delegates will be at lunch at the same time. As such, we strongly recommend that you order ahead by following the link below to avoid day-of menu limitations and to encourage swift service. You may order at any time this week.

Online Pre-Ordering

Direct Link


Order instructions:

Select “Takeout”

Select “Saturday, April 13”

Select “12:45pm” for example

In “Notes for counter” section, please insert any allergies or intolerances, or any other requests for your order (example, no onions, replace goat cheese with feta, etc.)

Select all that you would like to include in your order

Select ‘Pay”

Your order will be ready for pickup in the Bistro by your selected time

Yes! There are change rooms and lockers on site (please bring your own lock as we are not responsible for lost or stolen articles).

We operate paperless sessions. Please access our available handouts online or print from home. Access to all available handouts will be provided a few days before the event via our private portal.


There are no registration cancellations/no refunds after Mar 1, 2024. You may transfer your registration (to another person) up until April 1, 2024. Organizers may change (replace) presenters due to an emergency or illness, and if they cannot attend.

All online registration service fees are non-refundable.

Registration cancellation prior to March 1 will incur a $20 processing fee.

We have applied for pre-approved credits on your behalf. Please view the CEC chart for full details.

CECs are assigned by the certification organization. ACTIVATE submits all session descriptions and presenter bios. It is up to the organization to approve as they see fit.

You must be over 18yrs of age for all FitCon sessions. No children are allowed in sessions (even to watch).

ACTIVATE FitPalooza:

Any minor under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult and complete minor waiver.