Montreal’s Suaad Ghadban, CEO of Hot Booty Ballet has been named Canada’s fitness professional of the year by CanFitPro. The Fitness Professional of the year award is given to fitness professionals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership motivation, technical and coaching skills that inspire the community and lead initiatives in the industry. It is specially designed to recognize an individual who has significantly contributed to the Fitness industry over the span of their career and especially during the last year all of which Suaad has been doing over the years.
Asides from being widely known as a leading fitness and health expert, Suaad Ghadban is well-known for her personal and unique approach to fitness that draws its inspiration from her extensive background in dance, gymnastics and circus training. With a college degree in Sports and leisure and a B.A. & Sc. in Therapeutic recreation, Suaad has over the years delivered life-changing impacts in the lives of those who come across her.
In addition to being a former World Dance and Sports Aerobic Champion, Suaad has 15 years of teaching experience and 22 years of training under her belt. The fitness guru also possesses 55+ fitness certifications, including Master Trainer designations with Reebok Jukari Fit to Fly and Antigravity Yoga. She is also multilingual with fluency in English, French and Arabic.
“My 20+ year career in the fitness industry has afforded my numerous opportunities to deliver life-changing impacts. I’ve leveraged my award-winning athletic background to build innovative brands, harness the power of media, and establish myself as an industry-leading fitness guru, alongside Jillian Michaels, Derek Hough, and Billy Blanks,” says Suaad.
She currently specializes in Fitness Program Development and Execution, Business Development, Sales, Community Outreach, Media and Marketing, and Team Leadership. Suaad also appears regularly on Global Montreal News as a fitness expert where she dishes out the latest fitness trends.
Over the years, Suaad has had great success in traditional fitness clubs where she has accelerated client acquisition, personal training and group fitness revenue, and market expansions. With all of this, Suaad created a very fun, effective ballet inspired booty program called Hot Booty Ballet.
Hot Booty Ballet is a new, dynamic program founded by Suaad in 2015 with the aim of giving clients a firm and perky posterior. Hot Booty Ballet builds on traditional ballet conditioning to lengthen and strengthen muscles, lift your heart rate, increase your metabolism and help clients look and feel amazing. With Hot Booty Ballet, participants are introduced to the barre fitness genre that involves the integration of resistance training, using Booty Bands, and great music that gets them sweating to the beat. The class is currently taught around the world and at the various locations in Canada.
“I pioneered this globally recognized brand and developed a ballet-based workout program with multiple class-types: challenges, bootcamps, in-studio, virtual and outdoors. Additionally, I created a teacher training program to broaden brands’ reach. Also, I led business development planning and execution, cemented agreements with gyms to adopt the fitness program, and grew the market footprint online,” says Suaad.
In just a few years, Suaad was able to achieve great success with her fitness career. These include having an accelerated brand growth, certifying 140 instructors in 48 locations and online, reaching 4,000 participants weekly. The fitness expert has also leveraged the existing Virtual Studio model during the pandemic, delivering explosive growth. Others include, launching a successful online certification program and highly successful “Ballet By the Water” Outdoor program and being identified as a leader in online fitness and handpicked to host conferences for CanFitPro and serve on Women in fitness association as an ambassador of Canada. Also on the committee of the Mohawk College of Canada.
Although she started out in the dance world, Suaad has had an amazing fitness career. In addition to her very successful #Fitnessbrand hotbootyballet, Suaad has also focused on giving back to the industry as a leader and mentor and her efforts has earned her the fitness professional of the year award in Canada.
For more information on Hot Booty Ballet, visit their website – www.hotbootyballet.com
In Canada, CanFitPro is widely known as the largest provider of education in the country’s fitness industry. Founded in 1993, CanFitPro delivers accessible, quality education, certifications, events and membership services. With over 25,000 members, CanFitPro has some of the world’s finest fitness professionals, health club operators, industry suppliers, and fitness consumers as its members.
For more information on CanFitPro, visit their website – https://www.canfitpro.com