Highlights of the BC CSEP AGM at UFV

It was a Friday night and I was out for a hot night of presenting.

Before I headed off to present, I had to get my hair cut.  It is amazing how different you look after a hair cut, especially when your last hair cut was three months ago.

Back to my hot night of presenting.

I was off to present at the British Columbia (BC) chapter of the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiologist (CSEP) Annual General Meeting (AGM).

If you look to the left you can see Brian Justin and myself at the BC CSEP AGM.

The AGM was at the University of Fraser Valley (UFV) in Abbotsford, BC.  It was nice to have an event out in my neck of the woods.  Well very close to me in Surrey.

Things were running from 5 pm to 9 pm.  The AGM was from 5 pm to 6 pm and then I was presenting from 6 pm to 9 pm.

Since I am a member of CSEP, I sat in the AGM.  It was great to hear what CSEP BC has been working on over the last year.  The association has been doing great things with their CSEP website, educating more CSEP personal trainers or exercise physiologist, update on the launching of the new Par-Q and ParMed-X and the physical activity line.

I am looking forward to the updated ParMed-X.  Since I do so much work with rehabilitation clients, it is important for me to get an updated copy of this.

One of the other initiatives that I wanted to talk more about is the Physical Activity Line (PAL).  The PAL is a phone line and website that is a resource for BC residence when it relates to physical activity.  PAL sounds so exciting.  It sounds like the Nurse Line for physical activity.

I presented to the 25 CSEP members that were there.

A big concern of the CSEP membership was getting more clients and how to use various online tools to help get more clients.

Since the membership brought this up, a few of the CSEP board members though of me.  They thought it would be great to have me come out and talk to the membership on blogging, social media and online marketing.

I did three 45 minute presentations to the membership on:

– 5 Steps to Getting a Successful Fitness Blog Started
– 9 Ways to Get More Exercise Rehabilitation Clients Using Social Media
– Where Fitness Professionals Must Go to Get More Clients Online

The presentations went great.  There were a lot of great questions like:

– How do you get photos for your blog and website
– Is Twitter worth your time?
– Getting back links to your blog

I love to present so if you have an association that is looking for a presenter or your company looking for a in-service or fitness webinar, send me an email.

I think that is it.

Thanks for reading.

Rick Kaselj, MS

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