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Body Connections Fitness & Massage Therapy


Theory and Group Fitness Certifications

Become a  SPRA Certified Fitness Leader!

Master Trainer/ Exercise Physiologist,  Laurie partners with Sask Parks and Rec  to provide quality fitness leadership and continuing education in the community. Laurie has been training instructors since the 1990s and has a wealth of experience in the fitness industry.

​Attendance of full hours is required for certification. All students must be healthy, fill out the Par Q form, and have their doctors permission to participate in an exercise program for the Group Fundamentals , Total Body Conditioning ,and Cycle Modules

- location is Body Connections Fitness & Massage Therapy- 1143 Lakewood Crt N. South side door.

email: or text the clinic 306-533-4387 to register

Please DO NOT park in the restricted parking at the back of the building or drop by the clinic without an appointment . We are treating patients during clinic hours and will respond to your emails in a timely manner.

The cancellation policy for instructor trainings is $75 cancellation fee up to one week prior to the course date. No refund or credit upon cancellation with less than one weeks notice. All hours listed including practical exam times are mandatory for certification unless otherwise stated.



SPRA Exercise Theory Certification:

- learn basic anatomy, biomechanics, safety precautions, leadership techniques and more!

-step one in becoming a group fitness instructor

PLEASE NOTE: This  course is a prerequisite for all the Group modules

Exercise Theory- 7 students max

Dates:Sept 13, 14, 15- 2019  (7 students max)

Please plan to have your lunch out of the building. The clinic is not equipped to host lunch.

             Friday:  5 – 9:00 p.m.

             Saturday:  12:00 – 8pm

             Sunday:  9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Location: Body Connections Fitness and Massage Therapy (Regina)

Cost: $355 per student includes manual,  and GST. There is also a $26.25 written exam fee due Sept 28

The written exam will be Sat Sept 28 at 12-1pm at Body Connections or by appointment at SPRA office in Regina.

For more information or to register email



-learn the basics of exercise application, class design and leadership skills, small equipment usage and exercise analysis

Upon completion, students will be certified to teach unchoreographed classes such as Bootcamp or Hiit. Please make note that this module is active. Come prepared to exercise.

- step two in becoming a group fitness instructor- participants must have successfully completed Exercise Theory before participating in this course

Location: Body Connections Fitness & Massage Therapy- 1143 Lakewood Crt N, Regina, Sk- south side door for more information regarding certification.

-please bring clean indoor running shoes, a towel, snacks, water bottle, paper and pen, and extra clothes to change into. Lunches are out of the building and not provided.

Group Fundamentals & Total Body Conditioning -Regina

Dates:  Oct 18, 19, 20- 2019 (5 students max)

Times: Friday:  5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday:  9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Location: Body Connections Fitness and Massage Therapy  (Regina)

Cost: $355 per student, includes the GST and the manual. There is also an additional Practical exam fee of $60 including GST due on Nov 17.

Practical exam date: Sunday Nov 17, 12-5pm , $60- Please arrange to attend the practical exam as it is a requirement for certification. 

For more information or to register email



Train the Core Safely- Please register under the Register for classes tab

Saturday May 11 , 2019- full - please text the clinic to be put on the wait list 306-533-4387

1-5 pm- $145 plus GST

Location is Body Connections Fitness & Massage Therapy- 5 students max

email- to register

Tired of planks and don't know what else to do? Update your core training component of your class or training program. Suitable for fitness leaders, personal trainers or those seeking information for self interest. Join Master Trainer Laurie Idema-Wood for an interactive session on safe core training utilizing the bender ball, gliding discs, body weight and more! Review the anatomy of the core, biomechanics, and core training research. Walk away with an exciting , and effective  list of options and progressions. 4 CECs for SPRA and CANFITPRO pending.



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