Holistic Fitness Land &Water  



Anne Parr canfitpro PRO TRAINER Certified Fitness Instructor Specialist  2000 - present
canfitpro FIS 1998 - present - OFC certified Fitness Instructor 1982 - 1998
Recreation Leadership Diploma 1971 OFC 1982 - 1998 

Anne Marie Parr

415 B University Dr.

 Thunder Bay Ontario P7C 2C7





Prior to teach group fitness & training I was a Red Cross & Royal  Life Saving Instructor & Exam to Award of Merit Level. Recreation Leadership Diploma 1971 than work for Browndale as a child care worker & principal of the school program, worked with child care staff hired Board of Education Teacher & professional staff. Designed individual programs to helped children who had difficulty in a regular school setting to move in a positive healthy active environment to their success. Two year research follow-up with the graduates of the program  1973 to 1982 

Recreation is my back ground loving many different activities from swimming to golf, pole walking, skiing downhill and cross country, hunting small game, gardening and knitting, tayloring and much much more.  Variety is the spice of life in all you do.  

Became a Group Fitness Instructor 1982 to present began OFC (Ontario Fitness Council) one of a few to do our 1st written & practical exam 1986. 1998 joined canfitpro as a Fitness Instructor Specialist and PRO TRAINER 2000 - to present teaching the canfitpro FIS Certification course/exam

1982 to present Confederation College Fitness Centre to present Wellness Centre

1986  to present Lakehead University 1986 taking over all fitness programs & began Aqua Fit classes, practicals for Physical Education Department & Kinesiology 1st to 4th year students until 2002 Each year practical training on importance of Aquatics for Master Kinesiology students

Thunder Bay 55 + 1986 to present variety of Fitness Classes

1992 - 2003 - Fitness in the work place "Harbourview Fitness Programs" Ontario Government Building - offered many fitness programs with certified Fitness Instructors & OFFICE FIT BREAKS.

Bodymind Centre 2003 - to present Took my Fitness Programs from Ontario Government Building 

NOSM - Ergonomic Yoga for Staff

Aquatics 2008 - to present Sir Winston Churchill & Volunteer Pool 

MISSION:  Creating a BETTER YOU"                                                       VISION:  Bringing Fitness Wellness and Health to all Canadians


To share my many years of training & experience with those inspiring to be the best group fitness instructor specialist with in their community. Bringing the professional side of fitness where fitness is seen as a hobby business not as profession in high demand. My goal to educate all interested in becoming a Fitness Instructor Specialist to shine with their uniqueness so all can be seen as professional. Continue Educating for all canfitpro Certified Fitness Instructor Specialist / PTS (and other genres) with the right tools can be valuable to facilities and communities by inspiring healthy active people responsible for their own health and wellness. Bringing together the Region of Thunder Bay all fitness professionals to work, learn & share together. Looking at how our role is different from Southern Ontario. To motivate all who may be struggling with how to get started and continue for a life time. To communicate the importance of fitness, wellness and health through life. Big Goal to have a canfitpro conference in Thunder Bay in-compassing all of North Western Ontario by utilizing the expertise we have within the Region. Wawa to Fort Frances. Accomplished Sept 23rd 2017 Thunder Bay FITNESS SUMMITT all presenters from Thunder Bay fundraiser for Mental Health and PARO. New Goal for 2018 – become more recognized within our communities a professionals from the basic instructor specialist to the PRO’s (Kinesiologists, Physiotherapists, Yoga, dance, Martial Arts Instructors, personal trainers specialists fitness instructor specialists and so many more) bringing us together as one.


2019 - 

2018 - Savasauna Foundations 8 hours

2017  - Passion and Profit 

2016 - Your Secret Weapon for Smart Program Design Functional Movement Screen 
2015 - Heart Wise Exercise Training Course Exam

2008  Licensed  1019 GYMSTICK Cardio & Gymstick Muscle Instructor,  

          - Taiji Qigong -Six Forms for Health Instructor Certification. 

2000 - Present - Can-Fit-Pro PRO TRAINER FIS 25 hour Certification course & exam 

1998 - Present - Can-Fit-Pro Certified Fitness Instructor Specialist

1982 - 1998 - Fitness Instructor (Certified 1988) - O.F.C. (Ontario Fitness Council). 

1973 - 1982 - Child Care worker, Principle & Research Assistant private school for emotionally challenged  children 

1969 - 1971 - Recreation Leadership Diploma


Certifications & Continuing Education

canfitpro Toronto 2019

canfitpro Toronto Expo 2018

2018 - Savasauna Foundations 8 hours

 - How to Find, Hire and Grow a Team of Amazing Coaches That Your Clients Will Love (L)

 - Yoga for the Pelvic Floor (W/S)

 - Beyond Fitness: What the Future Holds! (L)

 - Recover, Restore and Maintain Fascia Health (W/S

 -  Trauma Informed: Inclusive Teaching for All Students (W/S)

 -  25 Lessons Learned, 25 Secrets (L)

 -  Top 5 Activation Drills for Strength (W/S)

 -   The Female Training Advantage 2018

 -  Dance Buffet: 25 Years of Hot Hits (W/S)

canfitpro Toronto Expo 2017

Passion & Profit full day

Total CECs 10-FIS 10-PTS 3-PFS 5-HWL

- TRX® Strength (W/S)

-  6 Simple Steps to a Bigger, Happier, Healthier, Mre Productive Life (L)

-  The CHEK Approach to Nutrition for the Fitness Professional (L)

-  All About Adrenals (L)

-  YogaFit for Balancing Moods (W/S)

-  Performance Under Pressure: Avoiding Burnout (W/S

-  Aqua Zen (W/S)

-  Know Your Hip Hinge to Level Up (W/S)

-  Leadership As Developed in the Autism Playroom (L)

-  5-Step Method for Creating an Online Group Program (L)

canfitpro Toronto Expo 2016 "

- Your Secret Weapon for Smart Program Design Functional Movement Screen (FMS) (W/S)

OPENING CEREMONIES: 5 Things You Need to Do Every Day (L)

-  PLYOGA #YourBodyIsPower (W/S)

-  CPR Level A

101 Ways to BOSU (W/S)

- Effectively Preparing Clients for Today’s Functional Exercise Approaches (L)

- PPOUND-ROCKOUT. Workout. (W/S)

- 7 Ways Stress Impacts Your Thyroid (L)

Everybody Dance (W/S)

- Keiser Cycling: Get Your Asana to the Cycle Studio (W/S)

- CLOSING CEREMONIES - Healthy Inspiration (L)

- Neuroplasticity 101: Train the Brain (L)

canfitpro Toronto Expo 2015 "Go Further"

- Passion and profit

-CPR Recert

- TRX & FORM / Form for healthy aging (w/s)

- opening ceremonies - exercise is the BEST Medicine: Your role in Preventing and Transforming Chronic Disease (L)

- ZENGA - Fascial Fitness: Exploring the Arm lines (w/s)

- LTS : LeBARRE (w/s)

- Surge: Reactive Resistance Training (w/s)

- TRX & Form: Partner  Fusion Workout (w/s)

- LTS: LeHITT (w/s)

- The Ten Pillars of Burning Calories and Boosting Fat Metabolism (L)

- Dancing for the JOY (w/s)

- Get Centred - Dance + Tai Chi + Yoga Fusion Workshop (w/s)

- The Physiology of High Intensity Interval Exercise (L)

- Yoga and Medication for relaxation (w/s)

canfitpro Toronto 2014

- Passion and Profit: Make Thousands More in your PRO TRAINER Business! (L)

- CPR level A

- Schwinn® Cycling Presents Mindy Mylrea's Favorite Ride "Tabata Tantrum" (W/S)

- Thinking and Effective Use of Mind: a 1-2-3-4 Approach (L)

- Be the Expert in Your Field: the Information Your Prenatal Clients Want & Need to Know (L)

- 3-D Flexibility for Golf (W/S)

- Cardiovascular Exercise Muscle Testing (W/S)

- STOTT PILATES® Matwork for Breast Cancer Rehab (W/S)

- Chakra Dance Party (W/S)

- Aqua Pre and Post-Natal: The Advantages of Vertical Water Training during the Childbearing Years (L)

- STOTT PILATES® Postural Theory and Application to Pilates Exercises (W/S)

- How Inflammation Affects Your Exercise (L)

- How to Find Your Hidden Revenue Streams (L)

 canfitpro Toronto conference 2013

canfitpro Toronto Conference 2012

- VIPR Instructor Certification, - CPR Level A, - Aqua Zumba Pool party, - Exercise the Ultimate Brain and Mental Health Booster,

- TRX High Intensity Metabolic Conditioning,-  Heavy Breathing - the science of Respiration during Resistance Training,

- TRX Rip Traning sports Performance,- Pro Functional Training System - Fat Loss Session,

- Small Group Training Solutions TEAM Training 2012, - Rip 60 Suspended Rotation,- Exercise design for Clients with Diabetes,

- The 7 Proven Strategies to Boot Camp success.

canfitpro Toronto Conference  2011:

Using Facilitated Stretching in the Gym, CPR heart Saver A & AED, Gymstick Chair Fitness, Whole-in One Golf Conditioning, Golf Mechanisms & Functional Corrections, Identifying your Primal Pattern Diet, TRX Body Blast, SPRI 360 Circuit Challenge, Zumba Toning,Trigger Point Therapy, TRX Advanced Core Conditioning, Tai Chi Warm-up and Cool Downs, Making over $200 an hour as a Personal Trainer.

canfitpro Toronto Conference 2010

Aqua Personal Trainer Inspiring & expands Practice, The Philosophy of Longevity, Active Recover, Play hard, Rest hard, Dynamic Duos - Bender / glider mash-up, Monday morning moves. Leadership through rough restorative teaching, Creating a 20,000 dollar Business, Matmoves, It takes two to Yoga Partner Yoga

Keep up to date on new programs newest workshop 3 hour course Feldenkrais May 16/09.

 canfitpro Toronto Conference 2009


2009 Gliding Total Body Mater Trainer , Aqua GYMSTICK, Digital Music & Technology, Get Up to Speed, Stott Pilates Rotational Disk,Journey Through the charkas, Aquatic Research update beyond the basics, Sweet Step, Be an Online Fitness Guru, Drums Alive - Golden Beats, Experiential Yoga Sutras, Elite Athlete F.I.T.T. Principles for Your Clients.  Spin I.C.E.   

 canfitpro Toronto Conference 2008

2008 Licensed  1019 GYMSTICK Cardio & Gymstick Muscle Instructor,  Taiji Qigong -Six Forms for Health Instructor Certification. 

         -Using Facilitated Stretching in the Gym


Certifications by Specialty: 

 Athletic training,  Stability Ball, AquaticsSpinning, Pilates, Yoga,

GymStick, Taiji, Step, Business Management, Personal Training, Nutrition and Wellness, Golf and Functional Training,

Certified Rebook Spin Instructor Basic, I.C.E. , Resista-Ball Modula 1- V, & C.O.R.E. Instructor Advanced, 

Aquatic Instructor & up today workshops,  


Continuing education in the fitness field keep up dated in all yoga, Feldenkrais, master glider Instructor Certified, Licensed Gymstick Instructor & aqua Gymstick, sport conditioning, Resist-A-Ball Advanced CORE, BOSU, Basic Pilates, HiLo/Step, Non impact, Latin & various Choreography dance fitness, corrective posture and alignment, C.A.L.A. certification 1966  Group Fitness Management and more.

Last 5 years training on the internet for ecommerce, Update website for fitness programs & fitness & environmentally friendly products, and Internet Marketing.

1971 Recreation Leadership Diploma, Confederation College,  grade 12 Diploma Port Arthur Collegiate

Relevant Experience

37 years Fitness Instructor Specialist teaching for a wide  variety of Facilities, City of Thunder Bay 55+, Lakehead University Fieldhouse FIT Yoga - Athletics, Campus Recreation Convener 2007, Kin Practicals 1988 when asked, Ladies Aquatics 3 x week LU Pool, 1986 - taught a variety of fitness programs for Athletic department.  My own class - Total Fitness Program for past 28 years, Fitness In the Work Place Ontario Government Building Harbourview Fitness Programs for 11 years continue program at the Bodymind Centre for workers in the down town core and seniors 2003 to date, Thunder Bay 55 + Functional Interval Training with 55 + since 1986, Training staff at a variety of facilities over the past 20 years.  Athletic Club Summer 2008, Spare Instructor.  Joint venture with Confederation College Fitness Centre & Can-Fit-Pro as a PRO Trainer teaching the basic Fitness Instructor Specialist Certification Course & exam. Teach land and water, special needs children to seniors, healing corrective posture and alignment.

Design manage & maintain a commerce website, internet marketing, customer relations, advertising promoting continuing education.


Other Experience

Do warm-up for the RUN for C.U.R.E., Aids Walk and many more.

Presenter at a variety of Conferences i.e. Light. Hope. Life the 2006 Regional Survivors? 

Conference - Canadian Cancer Society.  Many workplace fitness - office FIT Breaks O.R.G. Ontario works programs & conferences.

Teach fitness for school programs grades 2 up 12.

1973 - 1982 Child Care worker, School principal Browndale Treatment Centre & Private School, 3 years 

- 1977 - 1982 Worked on study with the graduates for emotionally challenge children. National Life Guard 

- 1967 - 1973, RLS Examiner to Award of Merit 1979 - 1973, 

- Sears Store in various departments weekends after school 1966 - 1969

- 1969 - 1971 in Recreation Leadership course Confederation College - created with other students community schools bringing recreational activities to schools in the evening and weekends - many still active today.  Student work place at Lakehead Psychiatric hospital as a recreation leader providing programs to all patients. One month placement Vaughan Street Juvenile Treatment centre Winnipeg Manitoba, taught arts and crafts, games, designed programs for children in centre.


Yoga Training 

August 2019 

August 2018 - Yoga for the Pelvic Floor (W/S)

August 2015 -

August 9 2014 - Charkra Dance

August 2010

   - It takes two to Yoga Partner Yoga  
August 2009

    - The Experiential Yoga Sutras
August 2008

     - Yoga and Osteoporosis
     - The Art of Adjusting Students
August 2007

- Charkra Health for Fitness Professionals
August 2006

      - Yin Yoga for a Uang World  
      - Yoga and Pilates Program
      - The Art of Back Bending
August 2003 - Yo-Chi Glow

Oct. 25 2003-  Fast Track Yoga 

           Teaching Training Intensive 14 hours 

- Frameworks Yoga Instructor Training  
August 2002 - Dynamic Yoga

July 28, 29, 30 2001

    - Ashtanga Power Yoga  - 10 hours

Yoga Instructor Training - Astanga,  

  Yoga & osteoporosis - Art of Adjusting 

 - Props & Bolster Pilates basic programs 

Aquatic Training

Trainer Anne Parr PRO TRAINER

- 1975. Recreation Leadership Diploma 1971

- Browndale Treatment Centre for emotionally challenged children 1973  (Child Care Worker, School Principle, After Care worker and Research Assistant.  - 1982

Teach all levels and abilities land and water 36 years 

LU Kin Practical's 1988 - 2005 and when asked. 

Prepared & Presented    -    6 week Aquatic Practicum 2001 - 02 Fall/ Winter Spring to 2nd to 4th year LU Kin Students

Introduction to Aquatic for Master Kinesiology student 2014

                                  Aquatic Workshops & or Certifications

2009 - Aug 22 

       -Aquatic Research Update Beyond the Basics 

 2009 - Aug 22 

            - Aqua Gymstick 

2005 Aug 20

             - Advanced Water Running 

June 1 2000 - Feb. 28  2004

2002 - June 

              -Pre-Fast Track 

2002 - June 

           - Water Running Specialty Course Certification 

2001- Aug 

            - Liquid Decathlon 

2001 - Deep 

           -Water Balance & Blend Aug 

2000 - Aug 18 

          - 20Aqua Arms  

2000 -  Aug 8

            - Aqua Rhythms 

2000 - Aqua 

           -Kick-Box Sept 

1998 - Feb 

          -ART of C.A.L.A - Bridging and Linking 

1998 - Mar. 8 

          - Shallow & Deep Water Aqua Extravaganza 

1998 - Mar. 8 

          -Deep &/or Shallow Water Bridging & Linking 

1998 - Aug 22 

          -Surfin' Seniors  

1997 - April 15 

         -Awesome Aqua Abs: Training the Body Core 

1997 - April 17  

     -Communication to Motivate Educate & Satisfy 

1997 - May 31   Recertification 

     -C.A.L.A. Certified Basic Aquafitness Leadership 1992 - Training and Certification

1994 - April 24 

          -Spring Meltdown

          - Aqua Fit  

My Aquatic experience & continuing education

- Red Cross Instructor & Royal Life Saving Instructor Examiner to Award of Merit Level 1967 - 1975, National Life Guard 1967 - 1975


Information about Aqua Therapy

Land Fitness Instructor Specialist

O.F.C. (Ontario Fitness Council Fitness Instructor 1982 - Certified 1988 - continuing education 8 workshops per year.  1998 canfitpro Certified Fitness Instructor Specialist - PRO TRAINER 2000 Fitness Instructor Specialist Certification Course/ Exam to present- Continuing Education Credits and numerous Certifications Toronto Conference every  year for more information go to .......

canfitpro Certified Fitness Instructor Specialist 1998 - PRO TRAINER FIS course/exam 2000 to present


Ontario Fitness Council Certified Fitness Instructor 1982  Thirty six years teaching and training Fitness Programs

continued education throughout - 1998 

Confederation College Recreation Leadership Diploma 1971, Child Care Worker, Private School Principle & Research Assistant Browndale Treatment Centre 1973 - to 1981. Many fitness courses and Certifications from 1967 on going.

Teaching Group Fitness 32 years land and water all ages and abilities. O.F.C. workshops 4 course each year from 1982 to Certification 1986 -1998. Certified Can-Fit-Pro Fitness Instructor Specialist 1998 to date.

In1982 began teaching with Confederation College Fitness Centre, Thunder Bay Community Recreation, became canfitpro PRO Trainer Fitness Instructor Specialist 2000 joint venture Confederation College Fitness Centre and Can-Fit-Pro. Workplace fitness in Ontario Government Building 1994 – 2003 continue Ergonomic Yoga for workers at the Bodymind Centre www.bodymindcentre.com , Lakehead University 1986 – ongoing - Athletics, Aquatics, Kinesiology Practical's, Campus Recreation Fitness Convener, Work with Swim team teaching yoga techniques once a week. New 1on1 with clients who train on their own I assess where they are look at goals, setting up program they can easily implement into their active lives.

Do FIT breaks for workplace & conferences for city, provincial and federal events. Many warm-ups for fundraiser events in our area from 1982 Dance for Heart (Fit For Heat) Aids Walk September, RUN for CURE in Oct. Shelter House Relay June and much more.

Internet marketing trained under Bright Builders, UTAH, Learned to set up business plan, design & maintain website, sell on ebay, promote, set up PayPal and much more. Have online website with ecommerce selling fitness equipment healthy products for better health and environment. Adlandpro Gold Affiliate, learning from many topnotch online marketers my favourates Marlon Sanders, Rich Schefren, Janet Legere to name a few online trainers gurus marketers,