Boot Camp Pioneer Named ISSA Canadian Trainer of the Year

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Cat Smiley of Whistler, B.C. was recently named Canadian Trainer of the Year by the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) for the third year in a row.

Cat Smiley of Whistler, B.C. was recently named Canadian Trainer of the Year for 2006 by the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA). This is the third year in a row that Smiley has been recognized for her innovative and creative training methodologies, professional development and the impact she has had on the fitness industry within her community and across Canada.

"Cat Smiley has established herself as one of Canada's leading fitness educators through her unconditional commitment to inspiring people to live their best and healthiest life," says Dr. Sal Arria, DC, MSS, Co-Founder and CEO of ISSA. "She represents the core values of fitness education that the ISSA strives to instill in all our students."

As a fitness innovator, Cat Smiley focuses on human development through physical fitness - combining empowerment strategies with wilderness workouts. Owner and fitness director of K!CK ASS WORKOUTS Inc. based in Whistler, B.C., Smiley is recognized for her abilities as a body transformation specialist and has become well known across Canada as a fitness personality.

Her Boot Camp is run as Navy SEAL inspired training with a no-excuses coach pushing participants' personal limits and is perhaps the best known Boot Camp in Canada. Smiley was the first to market this concept of fitness programming to Canadians. Her latest spin-off to Boot Camp is an all inclusive immersion program for obese participants, controversially named Fat Camp, that simultaneously inspires, motivates and encourages obese clients to get fit, acquire new habits, and change their lives for good.

Cat Smiley has also established herself as a fitness writer. She is the author of "The Boot Camp Workout," has published over 1500 articles since 2001, and currently writes nine articles per month for regional publications. "I try to approach fitness and health topics with a light hearted twist in a way that leaves readers feeling good about their fitness journey," says Smiley about her writing. "It's important to motivate people to take simple steps to improve their health, and creating a casual read is a great way to help people turn on the exercise switch."

An extraordinary trainer and fitness pioneer, Cat Smiley serves as a role-model for fitness professionals aspiring to achieve similar success as well as an inspiring force for individuals who crave a unique approach to fitness.

About Cat Smiley

For information about Cat Smiley, please visit . To schedule an interview with Cat Smiley, please contact:

Cat Smiley
Toll-free: 1-866-302-7313
International: (604) 902-0698


K!CK ASS WORKOUTS™ is an innovative fitness company based in Whistler B.C Canada. Programs and services include The Original Boot Camp™, Cat Smiley Fat Camp™, Jump School™, Nutrition Summit, Personal Training, Shape-Up Vacations™, Motivational Speaking & Fitness Writing.

K!CK ASS WORKOUTS™ has also recently become available as an exciting franchise opportunity.

About ISSA
Since 1988 the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) has provided certification and continuing education to over 80,000 fitness professionals. ISSA certifications are recognized worldwide. From Sports Conditioning to Youth Fitness, ISSA offers 10 certification programs and dozens of continuing education courses. For more information on the ISSA, please visit:

To schedule an interview with representative of ISSA please contact:

Sabeen Sadiq
Director of Public Relations for the ISSA
Toll-free: 1-800-892-4772
International: (805) 745-8111


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