All posts tagged Carole Woodstock

Ambassadrice du congrès ECA

Voici un billet qui a été publié sur le site ECA expliquant mon rôle d’ambassadrice ECA (le texte est en anglais)

In this month’s ECA blog, I’m turning the tables, opening up about myself as ECA Ambassador, fitness Writer and Blogger. ECA Isabelle et Carol Scott (ECA logo in background)

1. How did fitness become a career? I danced all my life, and started teaching fitness while I was studying to get my degree in Communications. Still today, performing (dancing and singing) is my number one passion, but I was always interested by the media. In fact, I knew at a very young age that I wanted to work in television. I could already picture myself being on screen, with my name appearing below me. Internet being a wonderful platform, I soon started to shine on the web by sharing exercise and health tips through articles and fitness clips in French and English. This eventually prepared me for my regular appearances on local and national television shows in Canada.

2. How does one become an ECA Ambassador? I became a fitness ambassador for ECA last November, after attending a decade of ECA events. As an ambassador, I promote the organization and interview incredibly talented presenters for the E News and ECA blog. So far, I’ve had the honor of connecting with Carol Scott, Lashaun Dale, Lisa Wheeler, Ben Bidlack, Petra Kolber, and most recently, Stacey Lei Krauss. What I love about getting presenters to confide in me is that it allows us all to get to know them better. I also wanted them to have a voice so they could open up about their struggles, their lessons learnt, and the people who inspire them.

3. Who or what inspires me? So many people inspire me. Lashaun Dale, Carol Scott, Geoff Bagshaw, John Shehan Lisa Wheeler, Abby Goldenberg, Calvin Wiley, Carole Woodstock, Lawrence Biscontini, and many more! These lovely human beings have helped me become a better version of myself on both a personal and a professional level. I truly thank them for that.

4. What are my upcoming projects? I will continue to pursue my work as a spokesperson for healthy living, (finally) finish my Masters in Communication and Health, and devote time to helping animals live a better life.

5. What makes me happy? Good coffee, great company, red wine, NYC, and amazing people. I’m also at my happiest when I am achieving something and moving forward.

If you are interested in becoming an ambassador for ECA, please contact Carol Scott. Share your love for fitness and wellbeing with the world!

Ten Years of canfitpro

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Attending canfitpro last month inspired me to write this blog. As a fitness instructor and presenter, for me canfitpro is associated with many firsts: first time attending a fitness conference, first time being on stage as a dancer for a presenter, first time winning a contest (So You Wanna be A Presenter 2006), and of course,  first time presenting. This is the reason I felt like sharing a few memories of my time spent at this amazing conference over the past 10 years, and I hope you get a chance to discover if for yourself one day.

My first conference

In 2003, Toronto went through a major black out the night before the beginning of the conference. And of course, the electricity wasn’t back when the first session kicked off. My first session of the weekend was with the lovely Carole Woodstock, someone I truly love and admire. She had no electricity, no mic, yet she did remarkably well considering she was teaching a Ballet Bootcamp with no music, little lighting, and as she says herself, she can’t sing to save her life. I love that girl!

My first time on stage

Many people have inspired me over the last decade, and I’ve had the honor to step up on stage with many of them (Joelle Ménard, Shelly McDonald, Arnaud Cior, Lawrence Biscontini, to name a few). The first person I had the honor to perform with onstage, for a dance workshop, was Carole Woodstock. I will always treasure that moment.

My first time winning a contest

In the summer of 2006, my friend Nadège St-Philippe, and I, took a chance and sent in our portfolio for the canfitpro contest So You Wanna Be A Presenter, thinking, let’s give it a try and see what happens. We both had attended a fair share of conferences, had a lot of experience teaching, and had our share of followers. We were under the impression that we would present as first-timers at canfitpro, in Montreal, where we were better known. Imagine our surprise when we were informed we would be presenting at the canfitpro Toronto, the biggest of the canfitpro conferences!


Those are the memories… In fact those are just a few of the many wonderful moments I cherish from attending canfitpro events. Thank you, canfit, for the last 10 years of good times, and inspiring moments. Cheers to the memories, and to many many more!

QiDance en Californie

J'ai récemment eu la chance de me rendre en Californie pour suivre la formation de Master Trainer QiDance. J'y étais avec un groupe de gens tous plus talentueux les uns que les autres, dont mes deux compatriotes canadiennes Carole Woodstock et Nathalie Lacombe. Plus sur cette aventure incroyable sous peu ;o)

Become a QiDance Instructor with Qignition

What is Qignition/QiDance:

Qignition is a fitness and wellness company dedicated to ignite people's vital energy to improve their quality of life.

QiDance is the new phenomenon in pre-choreographed group fitness. it's an energizing workout that makes you feel as fantastic as it will make you look.

How it is done:

  • Through proprietary fitness programs (one of which being QiDance) that awaken and activate the body's vital energy, resulting in enhanced awareness, engagement, endurance, performance and happiness.
  • Through products that provide nourishment to the body, inspiration to the mind and joy to the spirit.
  • Through education that elevates the level of fitness instruction and helps advance the careers of fitness professionals.
  • Through information that empowers people with the latest resources, allowing them to make healthier choices.

At Qignition we are seriously committed to raise the level of professional fitness education by offering the right tools and resources to help our instructors achieve their goals and build a rewarding career. That's why we go beyond having great programs that we know will fill up your classes to give you exclusive advantages that empower you and help you grow as a fitness professional.

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To make it even easier to get started with Qignition, we're currently offering our high quality QiDance Foundation Course for FREE. It's a $240 value and a token of our commitment to a fruitful future working together.

Qignition instructors are the ambassadors of our brand and our culture, so we give great importance to the quality of their education. Our new instruction methodology was designed to make Qignition instructors “intuitive mentors” who can lead people to achieve their goals.

To sign up for a FREE class or training, or for more information about this wonderful program, please go to QiDance is the first program being launched in North America. Join us today!!!

10 choses à découvrir sur moi

  • Je suis allée à l’école FACE (école à vocation artistique) puis j’ai fait ma formation en musique à l’école secondaire Mgr.-A.-M.-Parent (Musique-Études).
  • À 13 ans, j'ai séjourné au Japon une dizaine de jours dans le cadre d’un projet de comédie musicale. J’y étais pour présenter et jouer dans la comédie musicale Anne of Green Gables, fable très populaire chez les Japonais.
  • Un de mes premiers rêves était de faire carrière en comédie musicale.
  • Durant mes études au cégep, j’ai fait partie des productions musicales Les Misérables et Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamacoat à titre de danseuse.
  • J’ai fait du patinage artistique pendant 15 ans. Ma force était la danse sur glace (Ice dancing). J’ai ensuite délaissé le patin pour me consacrer à la danse.
  • J’ai suivi ma formation d’animatrice de cours en groupe avec Josée Lavigueur.
  • J’ai fait un an d’étude en science politique à L’Université de Montréal avant de trouver ma voie en communication.
  • En 2006, j’ai passé un mois en Afrique, au Burkina Faso, dans le cadre d’un voyage de type humanitaire.
  • Je me suis rendue deux fois en Italie pour représenter la pièce d’équipement Gymstick dans un congrès de conditionnement physique.
  • Ma source première d’inspiration me vient de personnes que j’admire. Je me sens privilégiée d’avoir côtoyé plusieurs d’entre elles. Pour ne nommer que celles-ci: Carole Woodstock, Uriel Arreguin, Joëlle Ménard, Josée Lavigueur, Patrick Goudeau, Petra Kolber, Marie-Soleil Michon et Marc Labrèche (du temps où j’ai fait un stage en recherche à l’émission Le Grand Blond avec un show sournois).