Highlights of the BC CSEP AGM at UFV

Highlights of the BC CSEP AGM at UFV

Highlights at UFV

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

Before I headed off to the present, I had to get my hair cut. It is exceptional how different you look after a haircut, especially when your last haircut was three months ago. Someone kept me up all night before my presentation.

I was off to present at the British Columbia (BC) chapter of the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiologists (CSEP) Annual General Meeting (AGM). At the BC CSEP AGM, Brian Justin and I are pictured, from right to left. Brian_Justin_Rick_Kaselj

The AGM was at the University Of Fraser Valley (UFV) in Abbotsford, BC. It was nice to have an event taking place in my neighborhood.  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. I was presenting all night 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 its CSEP website, educating more CSEP personal trainers or exercise physiologists and updating 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, I need an updated copy of this.

I want to mention one of the other Physical Activity Line (PAL) initiatives. The PAL is a phone line and website that is a resource for BC residents when it relates to physical activity. PAL sounds so exciting. It sounds like the Nurse Line for physical activity.

I presented it 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 CSEP board members thought 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.

Presentation for Membership

  • 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?

  • You can get photos from a variety of sources, online or offline.

Is Twitter worth your time?

  • Start by setting a goal for your Twitter usage.

Getting backlinks to your blog

  • Getting backlinks to your blog will help improve its search engine optimization and lead to more organic traffic. 

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

I think that is it.

Thanks for reading.

Rick Kaselj, MS

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