Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Cdn. Motorsports Expo: PitFit's Jim Leo to present racer fitness seminar at the CME

(TORONTO, ON // January 11, 2011) PitFit Training Inc. President Jim Leo will present “Racing Fitness,” in which he will explain why physical fitness and proper nutritional habits can enhance the performance and safety of a racing driver. Leo’s presentation takes place Saturday, January 22 (starting at 3 p.m.) in the Seminar Room at the Canadian Motorsports Expo.
Leo’s presentation is a fantastic opportunity for racers to gain an edge on their competition by maximizing their potential for successfully dealing with the physical challenges of racing.

What to expect: Hands-on demonstrations of specific exercises and specialized equipment used for training drivers; Information on strength, stamina, reaction, flexibility training and sports nutrition for drivers; A detailed booklet explaining the information presented, along with a training plan drivers can follow; Discounts on training equipment and online training programs for all participants.
As one of auto racing’s most respected and renowned fitness trainers, Jim Leo’s PitFit Training organization has grown into a worldwide operation. His client list includes an array of motorsports’ best such as Dario Franchitti, Scott Dixon, Kasey Kahne and Paul Tracy, and rising stars such as J.R. Hildebrand, Wade Cunningham and Toronto’s Indy Lights driver, James Hinchcliffe.
Jim began his career in the world of motorsports in 1993, designing a training program and cutting edge fitness centre for Penske Racing. In 1997, Leo 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 all over the world. He has written for various publications including Formula Car, Men’s Health, Sport’s Car, and USAC.
“It was an honour to speak at the Canadian Motorsports Expo in January of 2010, and based on the success we had, I was pleased to be invited back for the 2011 show,” said Jim Leo. “On top of being part of this great event, I’m especially excited because PitFit client, Dario Franchitti, will also be appearing. The goal of PitFit is to be a part of the growth for the Expo for many years to come.”
“We are extremely thrilled that Jim has accepted our invitation to present at the CME again this year,” said CME President Glenn Butt. “PitFit Training provides top level training to a host of elite racers, including this year’ feature IndyCar Series champion Dario Franchitti. Attendees at Jim’s seminar will be in for a rare treat.”
PHOTO: PitFit's Jim Leo demonstrates one of his training techniques to Canadian racer Caitlin Johnston during last year's Canadian Motorsports Expo.
ABOUT THE CME: The Canadian Motorsports Expo is a three-day celebration of Canadian racing that runs January 21, 22 and 23, 2011 at the International Centre (6900 Airport Road in Mississauga). The show is powered by Inside Track Motorsport News. 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 – including reigning IndyCar Series Champion and Indy 500 winner Dario Franchitti, and rising NASCAR Sprint Cup star Brad Keselowski – will be at the CME to sign autographs and meet the fans. Please check the show’s website regularly for updates and changes.
For more information about the Canadian Motorsports Expo, visit www.canadianmotorsportsexpo.com. You can reach co-promoters Glenn Butt at (905) 721-1762 or Inside Track at (416) 962-7223 or email info@canadianmotorsportsexpo.com.
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