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! ACTIVATE is more than just an expo, this is your opportunity to take your fitness to the next level by engaging in master and celebrity fitness classes, workshops, challenges and clinics or by simply immersing yourself in the high-energy atmosphere of the trade show floor.

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 Presenter Jessie Pavelka from Television’s The Biggest Loser
  • Take part in the Guiness World Record Breaking Boot Camp led by Master Resilience Trainer, Combat Veteran and International Fitness Presenter, SGT Ken
  • Dance your way to a better body with the Zumba® Fitness Kick-Off Party with Jaime Farfan
  • 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 FitTESTs!
  • 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:

  • The GRIT Cup by CrossFit Fortis & Platinum Rig
  • Plyomax Fitness Challenge
  • Bubble Soccer and Drills with FOOBZ
  • Motivational Keynote Presentation for Athletes
  • Sports Performance Clinics and Seminars
  • The Chance for Professionals to Earn Continuing Education Credits all Weekend (CEC’s)


Show Times:

Saturday May 2nd 9am-5pm

Sunday May 3rd 9am-5pm

So much to see and do! Be sure to check out our daily schedule of events!


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 sixteen 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, athletes 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” and everyone’s solution is unique.

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 featured regularly as a fitness expert/contributor for CTV Ottawa and has also been featured in Chatelaine magazine, The Globe and Mail, Rogers TV and The Huffington Post. She holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree, University of Ottawa; Fitness and Lifestyle Management Diploma, George Brown College; and is a Member of the Ottawa Sport Council.