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Born and raised in Fort McMurray, Keegan describes his work as an amazing opportunity to give back to his the community he is so passionate about. He loves working with kids and seeing their growth in the unique programs he designs or programs that he co-creates with the BFFL Network. "I love working community events and going into schools to work with kids at all ages for all different types of activities. I epically love being able to bring down every grade 5 kid each year for our Mega Boyz and girl power events. I love coming to work everything day and representing BFFL."
Jodi was born and raised in Grande Prairie and has always loved being active and contributing to the community she grew up in. Although Jodi is an avid multi-sport athlete she was eventually drawn more to Soccer and Rugby. A proud GPRC alumni (once a wolf, always a wolf!), she played on the Wolves Soccer team. Jodi is a CSEP- Certified Personal trainer, NCCP – Fundamental Movement Skills Learning Facilitator and holds a diploma in Fitness Leadership. As an active Mother of three she is extremely passionate about helping other people and communities along their physical literacy journey, in hopes of supporting a healthier, happier and more active next generation.
Lisa is a CSEP- Certified Personal Trainer and holds a Fitness Leadership diploma. She loves working with children and youth, as well as, adults. Lisa enjoys being active with her family and loves to run, bike and lift weights. Lisa is the Physical Literacy Facilitator in Grande Prairie, as well as, the PARE tester and Personal Trainer. She is passionate about helping others reach their goals and is fully committed to supporting a healthier community.
Deb is a teacher, certified personal fitness trainer & group exercise instructor and the Coordinator of the Be Fit For Life Centre at Portage College in Lac La Biche. With a wide variety of fitness specialty certifications and over 20 years of experience, she is passionate about helping others reach their goals through education and movement! Her goal is for everyone to develop physical literacy in order to be active for life!
Edmonton & Area Centre
3rd Floor Percy Page Centre, 11759 Groat Road
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2H9
Lindsay has a passion for physical activity promotion in Alberta and assumes a dual role in Edmonton. Coordinating the Be Fit For Life Network and the Edmonton Centre provides a unique perspective on the provincial and local communities. Working out of the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Physical Education, Lindsay supports many partnerships to build the capacity for physical activity opportunities in the central Alberta region.
Katherine MacKeigan, Director of the Provincial Fitness Unit, holds a BPE, Post Graduate DipED and a MBA from the University of Alberta. Katherine is passionate about her work and she is so incredibly proud of the impact of her talented team has had getting Albertans moving in so many ways. As a small indication, the Provincial Fitness Unit team delivers workshops, conferences, and professional development and knowledge transfer to 1,000’s of exercise professionals and programs and services that reach even more community members each year. From research to program delivery and education, the Provincial Fitness Unit is working to get Albertan’s moving.
Curtis has been in the exercise science profession for over 16 years. He graduated from the University of Regina with a Bachelor Degree in Physical Activity Studies and he is a Certified Exercise Physiologist through CSEP (Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology). He worked for six years as an Exercise Therapist at a physiotherapy clinic in Regina before getting the job as the Be Fit For Life Coordinator in Vermilion. Curtis is passionate about fitness and healthy lifestyles. He holds a 2nd degree black belt in Shotokan Karate and has competed internationally on behalf of Canada from 2006-2009. The true center of Curtis’s universe though, is his two loving children Zachary & Bridget, his playful dog Molly and his beautiful wife Lindsay.
Tami joined BFFL in Vermilion 3 years ago and has enjoyed working with children and youth. She is thankful to the wonderful men and women who participate in her fitness classes, for their motivation to reach their goal of a healthier life.
After learning her adult daughter was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy, Tami decided it was time to make some changes in her own health and wellness. She started working out more consistently, making small changes to her nutrition, and spending more quality time with her family. She loves to run and has started “dragging” her husband along with her. They both completed the 10km run at the Edmonton Marathon in August, and Tami plans on running her second full marathon in 2017.
In addition to her work with Be Fit for Life, she is also in charge of the Recreation programming for Lakeland College students, as well as website and promotion for Rustlers Athletics. Her real inspirations are her always supportive husband, three beautiful children and two very active furbabies.
Barb has been in the recreation and sport administration business for over 20 years where she has worked as a municipal Recreation Coordinator, Manager of Hockey Development, and currently as the Program Coordinator for the Be Fit for Life at Red Deer College. Barb holds a BA degree in Recreation Administration from the University of Alberta and is a certified NCCP High Performance Coach. She is passionate about encouraging others to become active and to enjoy life through her delivery of many community workshops, physical literacy programs, and summer camp experiences, as well as working with RDC practicum students. She loves golfing, paddle boarding and fly fishing with her husband Kim. Barb’s goals for the next two years include developing a future leaders program and a physical literacy program for adults.
Leah Yardley is the Coordinator of the Be Fit For Life Centre at the University of Calgary. She holds a Kinesiology degree and is a CSEP Certified Exercise Physiologist. Leah is a Fundamental Movement Skills Community Leader Facilitator through the National Coaching Certification Program. She is passionately involved in the promotion of health and wellness to the surrounding community and has a deep dedication to the future health of people today.
Connor Butler is the Physical Literacy Coordinator of the Be Fit For Life Centre at the University of Calgary. He does a wide variety of activities and especially enjoys hiking, biking, and skiing. Connor is passionate about inspiring people to want to become more physically active through finding something fun to participate in and developing their physical literacy! Holding a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree and initiating and implementing an athletics program in residence at the University of Calgary, he is also very passionate about community engagement and development. Connor strives to direct his passions into creating positive, meaningful impacts with Calgary and the surrounding communities.
Megan McKinlay is the Communications Lead with the Be Fit For Life Network and Ever Active Schools. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology, majoring in Mind Sciences. Megan also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education, with specialization in Health & Physical Education, Science, and Special Education. Megan is a CSEP Certified Personal Trainer as well as a Learning Facilitator for the NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills workshops. She is University of Calgary Dino’s soccer alumni and is an active multi-sporter.
Ashley is currently off on parental leave and will be returning August 2017!
Ashley Fox is the Be Fit For Life Physical Literacy Coordinator at the University of Calgary. She holds a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree with a major in Mind Sciences and is a CSEP – Certified Exercise Physiologist. Ashley also recently completed her certificate in Integrative Health Coaching from Mount Royal University. Her passion and expertise for promoting physical activity and wellness lead her to becoming a Learning Facilitator for the NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills workshops. She enjoys the benefits of activity by running, biking, skating, and golfing.
Amy has worked with the Be Fit for Life Centre since 2007 and is committed to the community collaborative, Moving and Choosing.
Amy is a certified yoga teacher with the International Yoga Association, Yoga Association of Alberta and Integrative Yoga Therapy. She has also achieved an E-RYT (Experienced-Registered Yoga Teacher) designation with Yoga Alliance. Amy is certified with Stott Pilates, AFLCA Group Fitness and Strength Specialties and a Certified Personal Trainer with the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology.
Her career motivation has always been to provide participants of all ages and abilities the opportunity to experience a variety of modes of physical activity. Amy’s friendly and accepting attitude creates a motivating and supportive environment for those she works with.
Kayla joined the Be Fit for Life Centre at the Medicine Hat College in the spring of 2013 and is responsible for fitness services offered to the MHC community (program design, fitness assessments and personal training) and physical literacy programming (for schools, sport teams, recreation programs etc.)
Kayla graduated from the Lethbridge College Exercise Science Program with honours in 2011, and has obtained several Fitness certifications (CSEP-CPT, AFLCA, Pre/Post Natal Fitness Consultant, Twist Sport Performance Bronze Level etc.) to better assist the needs of her clientele. Kayla has worked with all ages helping to assist them with lifestyle changes to help them lead happy healthy lives.
When Kayla is not helping others meet there health and fitness goals she can be found chasing her daughter Scarlett around, hiking with her husband, Darren or playing rec volleyball.
Tara has worked with the Be Fit for Life Centre since 2014. Tara is responsible for occupational fitness testing and is the director of the Rattler Run. Tara completed her Master of Arts degree in Adapted Physical Activity from the University of Alberta. She also is trained as an AFLCA leader in Older Adult Fitness. Tara has worked and volunteered extensively in the world of adapted physical activity focusing in on the sports of sledge hockey, boccia, adapted cycling, wheelchair curling and adapted fitness. Her most notable roles include Head Coach of the Canadian National Women’s Sledge Hockey Team and Program Coordinator of Medicine Hat Adaptive Sport and Recreation.
Alison has been in the fitness industry for over 15 years where she has worked as a Middle School Physical Education Teacher, Regional Fitness Manager in the Pacific Northwest and is currently the Program Administrator for Be Fit for Life at Lethbridge College. Alison completed her Bachelors Degree in Physical Education at the University of South Carolina and has a Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology from Eastern Washington University. She is a Certified Exercise Physiologist through CSEP (Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology and an AFLCA (Alberta Fitness Leadership Certification Association) Master Trainer and Board Member. Alison’s proudest achievements are her son Nolan (7yrs), daughter Brooke (5yrs), newest addition Makena (3yrs) and supportive husband Doug.
Tiffany graduated from the University of Lethbridge having completed her BSc. in Kinesiology and represented the university on the Women’s Rugby Team for 5 years. Rugby is her main passion and what got her interested in an active lifestyle. She has had the opportunity to represent BC and Alberta at the Provincial level and played U20 Canada. She has been playing for 12 years and has been coaching for 10 years.