Danielle Danault
speakerand entrepreneur

Founder and former president of Cardio Plein Air, a company she sold in 2022, Danielle Danault was one of the 5% of women franchisors in Quebec. With 40 years' experience in the field of physical activity, she is a true leader in the field: her innovative, avant-garde concept of outdoor physical activity now includes 50 franchises, 400 physical activity professionals and over 30,000 memberships annually in more than 200 parks in Quebec. It's been called the pioneer of outdoor training in Quebec.

This seemingly easy success hides a very different reality. Danielle Danault's career path has been full of setbacks and not always happy turns. As she says in conference: "I went from welfare to millionaire!"

In addition to being an experienced speaker for the general public, and in the business world, she is the author of two best sellers and collaborated, in 2020, on Nicolas Duvernois' book Réussir son télétravail.

It has received 16 business awards. In 2021, Cardio Plein Air was recognized by Premières en affaires magazine's Palmarès des entreprises au Féminin in the Rising Stars category ($1 to $5 million).

In the spring of 2020, she was invited to appear as a guest dragon on the popular In the Eye of the Dragon broadcast on Radio-Canada.

Danielle Danault's lectures :

  • Duration: approximately 45-75 minutes, adaptable.
  • Conferences available in French only / Question period possible in English.
  • A preparatory call is planned to adapt the content of the conferences.

Fit for work

The conference that will convince you to be more active... even at work!

A dynamic conference in a corporate environment aimed at employees who want to be active in their daily lives and at work. The conference covers the benefits of both cardiovascular and muscular activities, as well as the importance of stretching to relieve musculoskeletal tension and pain. The conference is punctuated with exercises to try out and includes a question period at the end.

Cardio Work Sleep - Being active while teleworking

Before you were confined to your home, you may have been active on your way to the office. Or, on the contrary, you may have been rather inactive, being stuck for long minutes or even hours in traffic jams in the morning and evening.

One thing is certain: since the advent of more widespread teleworking, we have all just reclaimed time. How can we take advantage of these reclaimed minutes to be more active, productive and happy at work at home?

The conference addresses the following topics:

  • Exercising while working is possible
  • Regular stretching for a more flexible and pain-free body
  • A simple walking programme to get out and about every day
  • My home gym at low cost
  • Bonus: a daily routine for better concentration and productivity

Is success a straight line?

Discover the journey of this combative and persevering entrepreneur who will share her tips and tricks for navigating through adversity.

Biography of Danielle Danault :

An experienced fitness specialist, Danielle Danault has taught all the exercise trends since 1980 and in September 2000 she created a unique outdoor training concept.

Founder and former president of Cardio Plein Air, Ms. Danault was one of the 5% of women franchisors in Quebec. With 40 years' experience in physical activity, she is a true leader in the field. Her innovative concept of outdoor physical activity includes 50 franchisees, 400 physical activity professionals and 30,000 annual memberships in over 200 Quebec parks. The company has been described as the pioneer of outdoor training in Quebec, and Cardio Plein Air as a true Quebec flagship.

In addition to being a speaker a veteran of both the general public and the business world, she is the author of the best-selling Ça suffit! La fin de la faim, published by Logiques in 2000 and 2005. In autumn 2012, she brought us her2nd bestseller, Cardio Plein Air: s'entraîner à ciel ouvert, published by Éditions Trécarré. In 2020, she also contributed to Nicolas Duvernois' book Réussir son télétravail.

She was the Health Challenge's physical activity spokesperson from 2016 to 2020.

This combative entrepreneur has taken the necessary risks and persevered in building her business. She has received 16 business awards between 2006 and 2019.

Concerned about the next generation of entrepreneurs in Quebec, she has done a great deal of volunteer mentoring with young business people. She was a guest dragon on Radio-Canada's popular Dans l'œil du Dragon program in June 2020.


  • Entrepreneurship
  • Success for women
  • Sport
  • Motivation, success and self-improvement
  • Self-confidence
  • Performance


  • Wireless headset (or lapel microphone)
  • Lectern (for notes and water bottle)
  • Laptop PC (Danielle brings her PowerPoint presentation on USB stick)
  • Remote control
  • Projector and screen
  • (audio-video outputs as videos with sound)
  • Assembly time: 15 minutes


Brave podcast . Women with guts. Interview with Danielle Danault - 27 October 2019

Danielle Danault in conference:

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Interviews with Danielle Danault :

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