I will always keep your best interests a priority during all sessions.


I will ensure a safe and effective workout environment.


I will maintain my certifications by continually updating and educating myself on fitness trends, research and techniques.


I will ensure not only you that know how to execute an exercise, but why it’s an important part of your program.


I will encourage you to reach new fitness levels without pushing you beyond your boundaries or safety zone.


I will be an example in mind, body & action, proving that fitness is my true passion and in turn inspiring you.


I will strive to make your sessions an experience that is fun, challenging in the right ways for you and customized to your goals.


Doris Ward,  Certified Personal Fitness Trainer since 2003



2002 Fitness New Brunswick (FNB) Basic Fitness Theory

2003 FNB Resistance Training Leadership, Personal Fitness Trainer

2004 Island Fitness Council Conference-March 26-27th


Can Fit Pro Conference-May sessions included: Playing with Plyos, Balance and Bar, STOTT Pilates Fitness Circle, Strength Ball Training and The Cardio Stripped Workout

STOTT Pilates Instructor Certification Mat Levels 1-6-April

STOTT Pilates Weighted Ball Workshop & The Secret to Toned Arms, Buns and Thighs, Intensifying Essential Matwork Workshop, Fitness Circle Flow-March 18


Aradia Pole Fitness Instructor Certification, Stretch Class workshop

June 21 2007 STOTT Pilates Matwork Choices for Personal Trainers workshop, Intense Foam Roller Challenge workshop, Total Body Sculpting workshop

2008 Canfitpro Conference-June 21-22 sessions included: STOTT Pilates Intense Sculpting Challenge with Flex-Band Level 4 , Peak Athletic Conditioning with Resist-a-Ball, Fitness for Hire, STOTT Pilates Matwork for Men, Running Form

2009 Fitness NB Conference Moncton

2010 Fitness NB Conference Fredericton

2012  SCHWINN  Indoor Cycling Instructor Certification course-December


June 23rd Canfitpro conference - The China Study vs. The Paleo Diet, Unlocking Your True Potential, The Mountain Challenge, The Power Ride, Yogafit Meditation in Motion

October Fundamentals of Nutrition Course by CanfitPro 

2014  Older Adult Fitness Specialty Ball workshop with Go PEI, November Sport PEI Sport Leadership Coach conference



January 25th BOSU workshops-circuit sensations and core complete- total 5 hours

May Canfitpro conference-Put a new spin on your coaching techniques, Moving 20 Years Ahead, Power Yogafit, Detecting and Correcting Movement, Preventative Nutrition

April Kettlebell skills clinic 1. 5 hrs 

July 12 BOSU Trainer certification 8 hrs

July 26th workshop in Moncton 5 hrs-TRX, foam roller, BOSU, Kettlebells

September 4-6th Canfitpro Personal Trainer Specialist certification course

September 12th Kettlebell Skills Clinic Workshop 1.5 hours



February 26-28th  FNB Exercise Theory

September 24th BOSU Dimensional Core workshop-2 hours

November 5, 6, 11, 12  CanfitPro Personal Trainer Specialist certification course

November 18-20 Fitness NB Portable Equipment Group Fitness certification course



May 6-7 YogaFit Level 1 Certification course-16 hours

May 15-16 Yoga For Trauma Training with David Emerson, Trauma Sensitive Yoga-16 hours


February 18th: Silly Shapes Yoga Workshop-1.5 hrs with Lenae MacPhail on intermediate poses


March 24th: CPR and AED Training

Letting Go yoga Workshop March 3rd-1.5 hours of breath work, yoga nidra meditation


April 28th Sun Salutations Workshop-with Erica Killaim, 1.5 hours on breaking down parts of sun salutes, alignment focus

Re-certification of Group Fitness Instructor Certification. – eval.

April 7th Fitness NB Personal Development Day-3 seminars 1: Well balanced exercise programs supporting sensorimotor function for older adults and clinical groups

2. The application of carries and weightlifting hybrid exercises as alternatives in group fitness leadership

3. Safety in adapting exercise for all and Key moves for core strengthening.

May 3-4 and 5-6  YogaFit: Restoring Balance: training the parasympathetic system and Healing Physical and Emotional Trauma

May 12th Low Back Pain Seminar and Yoga Workshop with Dr. David Whitty CD-1.5 hours, theory and practical, learned 5 poses and stats on back pain and types of back pain and causes

June 6-7th Mental Health First Aid certification-12 hours.

June 24th Yoga Workshop Basics Level 2- 2 hours with Lenae MacPhail

July Completed Confidence Life Coaching course with Transformation Services Inc.

August-10-12 Canfitpro World Fitness Expo & Conference-attended 8 workshops for continuing education including:

The Future of Personal Training: Perfecting Training Individualizations, The Space Between Stress and Bliss and Jillian Michaels BODYSHRED

August 25-26 Yoga Fit  2 day Addictions and Recovery, Warrior: PTSD 20 hours training towards 100 hour Warrior Trauma-Informed YogaFit certificate 

September 2 Day Peer Support Group Facilitator training

SafeTalk Suicide Prevention Training with the Canadian Mental Health Association-PEI Division

October attended the YogaFit Mind Body conference: courses completed-YogaFit Warrior PTSD, Meditation & Mindfulness and Yogafit for Seniors

October 19th completion of my 100-hour Warrior YogaFit  (Trauma-Informed) certificate course

November 18 Yoga Balancing Workshop 2 hours

November 24 Completed Mindfulness Practitioner course


March Body Positive Fitness Alliance Workshop

March The Body Positive -Body Positive Professional Orientation 25 hour course

March Redefining Leadership with Commune and Off the Mat and Into the World

April -June Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction  12 week training

August 16-18 Canfitpro World Fitness Expo & Conference Toronto-Workshops and Lectures on the following: Pilates, brain health, motivational interviewing, communication with different generations, female leadership in the fitness industry, nutrition trends and debates, trends in the fitness industry, small group training programming, wellness retreats and stress resilience. 

Oct 1st Peer Support Group Leader Training with Canadian Mental Health Association

Oct 4-6th Body Brave Conference-Virtual sessions including:

Yoga for Everyone: Why Representation and Diversity Matters (Dianne Bondy)

Eating Disorder Sensitivity for Movement Professionals (Panel Discussion)

The Power of Embodiment: Moving From Exploitation to Empowerment (Ailey Jolie)

Language of Hope: Using Ordinary Words in Extraordinary Ways (Dr. Haesun Moon)

Eating Disorders 101 For Caregivers: Now what? (Lisa Burns)

Nov 2 Fitness NB Personal Training & Fitness Leader Summit-sessions included: Adaptations for common Joint Disorders, Indoor Cycling (Tapping into your Creative Self), Social Media: Friend or Foe


Jan CPR & AED training renewal


Feb 10th Diet Culture Detox Workshop-Eating Disorders NS 1.5 hours

Feb 24 - March 2 Braving Body Shame online conference

March 2nd There is no Wrong Way to have a Body – Eating Disorders NS 1.5 hrs

March 11th-17th Body Trust on-line Summit 

March 16th Befriending your Body – Eating Disorders NS 1.5 hrs

March 21st Trauma-informed Workshop with Kate Rice 3 hrs

March 30th Working it Out: Exercise and Recovery -Eating Disorders NS 1.5 hours



April 3rd Intuitive Self-care course with The Body Positive

April 9th Body Acceptance on-line Masterclass with Summer Innanen

April 6th-10th Anti-Diet Message course from Christy Harrison, R.D.  

April 10th-May 10th Body Trust/Be Nourished Promoting Body Trust 30-day e-course for Helping Professionals



CPR and AED Certification

Self-directed ongoing research on health, fitness, and wellness

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