Canadian Motorsports Expo news 2010-01-22

Renowned Auto Racing Fitness Trainer Jim Leo to Present his Racer Fitness Seminar on Sunday at the CME PitFit Training Inc. President Jim Leo will present his seminar A Fit Driver Is a Safe Driver on Sunday at 11 a.m. at the Canadian ...

Renowned Auto Racing Fitness Trainer Jim Leo to Present his Racer Fitness Seminar on Sunday at the CME

PitFit Training Inc. President Jim Leo will present his seminar A Fit Driver Is a Safe Driver on Sunday at 11 a.m. at the Canadian Motorsports Expo (CME). During his presentation, in Seminar Room #1, he will explain why physical fitness and proper nutritional habits can enhance the performance and safety of a racing driver. The seminar is free to showgoers at this weekend's CME, at Toronto's International Centre.

A Fit Driver is a Safe Driver Seminar topics include:
* Physical effects on the racing driver
* The Basic Principles of Fitness (Stamina Training, Strength Training, Flexibility, Evaluation, and Reaction)
* Nutrition.

The workshop is extremely hands-on and will utilize seminar audience members for demonstration purposes. As one of auto racing's most respected fitness trainers Jim Leo's PitFit Training organization has grown into a worldwide operation. His client list includes many top racers including Scott Dixon, Kasey Kahne, Dario Franchitti, Paul Tracy, and rising stars like J.R. Hildebrand, Wade Cunningham and Toronto's Indy Lights driver, James Hinchcliffe.

Leo started his career in the world of motorsports in 1993, designing a training program and cutting edge fitness center for Penske Racing. In 1997 Jim started PitFit Training, offering driver training, pit crew performance training and sports nutrition to clients at its headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana. Since then, PitFit Training has added staff and grown to a worldwide operation with staff located through North America and clients from all over the world. Leo has also written for various publications, like Formula Car, Men's Health, Sports Car, and USAC.

"We are extremely privileged to have Jim at the CME," said the CME's Glenn Butt. "PitFit Training provides top level training to many elite, successful racers. Those in attendance at Jim's seminar on Sunday at 11 a.m. will be in for an interesting and educational experience."

ABOUT THE CME: The Canadian Motorsports Expo is a three-day celebration of Canadian racing that runs January 22 to 24 at the International Centre (6900 Airport Road in Mississauga). The show is powered by Inside Track Motorsport News and supported by companies like Lucas Oil Canada, NASCAR Canada, Mosport International Raceway and Canadian Tire. In addition to booths and racing vehicles representing the entire spectrum of Canadian motorsports, the show is loaded with seminars and forums to entertain and inform racers and fans alike. Star drivers Matt Kenseth, Paul Tracy, Ron Fellows, Derek Daly and Jessica Zemken will be at the CME to sign autographs and meet the fans. Please check the show's website for updates and changes.

-source: cme

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Series General
Drivers Matt Kenseth , Paul Tracy , Dario Franchitti , Scott Dixon , Kasey Kahne , Derek Daly , Wade Cunningham , James Hinchcliffe , J.R. Hildebrand
Teams Team Penske