It all started when...

Nathalie Lacombe is the Vice-President of canfitpro, the largest provider of education in the Canadian fitness industry. Nathalie also applies her uniquely vibrant presentation and teaching style to inspire and educate peers, clients, and participants. Her genuine joie de vivre  is infectious to anyone who connects with her.  

Nathalie was born and raised in Ottawa, spent 20 years in Montreal, and now lives in Toronto. Her interest in fitness first appeared at the age of four when she took her first ballet lessons and started playing ringuette, softball and basketball when she was seven years old. This quickly developed to group exercise and dance fitness, becoming a big part of her life by the time she was 16.

Making the most out of her natural talent for coaching and motivating others to be their best, Nathalie earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and then went on to finish her Master’s degree in Exercise Science from the Université de Montreal. With both the experience and academic foundation, Nathalie committed herself to a career in health and fitness through various positions with key industry employers.

Over the last 20 years of presenting at conferences, seminars, and trade show appearances, Nathalie has already inspired thousands of group fitness instructors, personal trainers, small business owners, and fitness dance enthusiasts to follow their passion find joy in what they do. 

Nathalie started presenting in 1996 and has been honoured to appear at the industry’s leading events, including: canfitpro, IHRSA (California, USA), Will’s Fitness and Adidas China (Shanghai, China), FILEX (Sydney, Australia), ECA (Florida, USA), AFPA (Maryland, USA), and MANIA (Chicago, USA).  

In addition to her role as Director at canfitpro and presenting at various international conferences and events, Nathalie remains connected to fitness enthusiasts every week by teaching YogaFit, QiDANCE, Newbody, and BodyJAM. Nathalie’s ultimate goal is to enhance fitness adherence and increase the number of people who find joy in being active.