Whether you are currently active or simply thinking about it, we want to see you!

Ottawa’s Two-Day Fitness Festival


Activate Ottawa Health and Fitness Expo is an engaging two-day fitness festival that will leave you feeling inspired to live an active and healthy life! Get unparalleled access to top, local, international and celebrity fitness and nutrition experts, all under one roof! This fun-filled weekend will provide education, motivation and inspiration for fitness newbie’s, seasoned enthusiasts, fitness professionals, athletes and weekend warriors! This is your opportunity to take your fitness to the next level by engaging in master fitness classes, workshops and clinics or by simply immersing yourself in the high-energy atmosphere of the Fitness Expo.


Explore, shop and learn what the Nation’s Capital and the industry’s best have to offer. Get inspired to become and stay active!


Activate Fitness Day: Saturday, May 2, 2015

A Day of Fitness and Fun…

Created to inspire and celebrate all things fitness, this positive, uplifting experience and atmosphere will motivate you to achieve a healthier life. It is Ottawa’s biggest fitness party! You can expect to:

  • Get Inspired to Get Lean with Activate’s keynote presentation and premium fitness classes
  • Take part in the World Record Breaking Boot Camp led by Master Fitness Trainer and international fitness presenter, SGT Ken
  • Dance your way to a better body with the Zumba® Fitness Kick-Off Party
  • Learn upcoming fitness trends with Activate’s Athletic Fashion Show
  • Get your kids inspired with a fitness class and fitness obstacles
  • Assess your fitness with the Activate FitTEST!
  • Join 30 of your closest friends on the Heart and Stroke Big Bike and peddle for a cause!
  • Find out how you might be sabotaging your health and learn ways to overcome stress in our wellness seminars
  • Buy local at our expo which will feature the latest fitness fashion, Ottawa’s fitness leaders and wellness services as well as access to cutting-edge home fitness gear and equipment


Activate Performance Day: Sunday, May 3, 2015

 A Day of Performance and Passion…

Designed for athletes, spectators and fitness professionals, the Activate Performance Day will engage in competitions, clinics and challenges.  This will be a true day of will power and breaking barriers. Highlights include:

  • CrossFit Competition
  • See How You Rank Among the pros with Activate Performance Testing
  • Obstacle Course
  • Sports Performance Clinics
  • SAF & Physique Canada Competition
  • The Chance for Professionals to Earn Continuing Education Credits all Weekend (CEC’s)


Big Bike Logo EnglishWe are proud to have teamed up with two wonderful foundations that so deeply encourage healthy, active living in order to avoid vascular disease – The Kidney Foundation (including Alive to Strive) and The Heart & Stroke Foundation. As such, Saturday May 2nd has been declared our “Heart and Stroke Awareness Day” and Sunday May 3rd our “Kidney Awareness Day”. This is your chance to learn more about the importance of proper nutrition and exercise and it’s implication on your health, directly from physicians and health professionals. Come join a special fundraising class, listen to an educational lecture or join a team on the Heart & Stroke’s ‘Big Bike’! Ride Big, Live Big!

Show Times:

Saturday May 2nd 9am-5pm

Sunday May 3rd 9am-5pm


About the Founder

Connie Beaulieu, B.Soc. Sc, CSCS, CPT

Connie Beaulieu - C.U. Fit Personal Training

Connie has dedicated her life to leading others toward living a healthy, active lifestyle. She has influenced countless lives over the past fifteen years through her personal training and fitness education career. Her vision in the development of Activate Expo is to unite top local, international and celebrity professionals during a weekend health and fitness festival that will motivate, educate and inspire all consumers and professionals alike. To bring everyone together and help everyone find their long term solution towards living a healthier life, because she so passionately believes that “life’s better fit”.

Connie owns and operates C.U.Fit Personal Training in Ottawa, ON and instructs and certifies personal training candidates through canfitpro (all under Corp: The Fitness Station (Ottawa) Ltd.). She has taught Fitness and Wellness for the Police Foundations Program and the Canadian Armed Forces at Algonquin College and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, with one of the top certifying bodies in the world, The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) since the year 2000.

Connie is a regular contributor to CTV Ottawa’s “Today’s the Day” segments. She holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree, University of Ottawa; Fitness and Lifestyle Management Diploma, George Brown College; is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, NSCA; and is a Member of the Ottawa Sport Council.