Kellie is the founder and owner of Fit Your Life, Registered Nurse [in Labour and Delivery],
Clinical Exercise Physiologist, wife, and mom of two.
She has worked in the fitness industry since 2006, training women in all stages of life.
In 2015, Kellie started Fit Your Life, which brought together her understanding of the immense physical and emotional shifts that occur throughout pregnancy, during birth, and after becoming a mom and her passion for keeping women active during these very special times in their lives.
Kellie, her husband, and their young daughters enjoy being active as a family - running, hiking, skiing, biking, practicing yoga, and discovering new ways to move and sweat. Kellie’s passion for prenatal exercise increased during her own pregnancies, as she enjoyed being physically active right up until the days her babies were born. Her caesarean birth recoveries were comfortable, thanks to her prenatal workouts, and she was back into her fitness routine quickly.
Kellie strives to inspire others to make their health a priority and enjoy the journey towards the happiest and healthiest version of themselves!
Erin is fitness enthusiast with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and a Master’s Degree in Public Health (Health Policy and Management).
Erin is a Clinical Exercise Physiologist and is excited to add the Pre and Post Natal Fitness Specialist to her repertoire. Erin has worked in fitness since 2001 and has experience working clients across the lifespan, from children and youth to high performance athletes and older adults.
Erin enjoyed being active from a young age, including playing sports, enjoying the great outdoors, and helping others reach their fitness goals. Erin, along with her husband Daniel, their son Arlo and daughter Aurora, enjoy being active as a family. Because fitness has always been a big part of her life, Erin hopes to inspire women during pregnancy and postpartum to be the best and healthiest version of themselves. Erin is very excited to join the Fit Your Life team and inspire other moms-to-be, mothers, and women get active and have a little fun with sweating.
Jenni is a graduate from the U of A, a loving wife to Tim, and mama to twins Jane & Charlie. Certified with the Candian Society for Exercise Physiology, Jenni has worked with a great range of clientele - predominantly those with chronic disease, pre/post op orthopedic surgery, and mental health challenges. As well, she has taught group fitness to a variety of ages and abilities! Working at MacEwan University for 10+ years has given Jenni the ability to continuously learn from the best mentors and exercise specialists. As a new mom, she's thrilled to have her two passions collide - supporting women on their motherhood journey as well as safely and effectively moving their bodies. You can most often find Jenni in the kitchen creating healthy recipes for her family, in the garden, or on a golf course. A mantra her family lives by - "You don't inspire your teammates by showing them how amazing you are. You inspire them by showing them how amazing they are." Jenni can't wait to inspire you on your health journey!
As an avid runner and gym enthusiast, Lindsey initially came to yoga seeking a physical balance and injury prevention. She soon found out that there was so much more she could gain from this practice. Through yoga, Lindsey learned to let go of stresses beyond her control and be more present with everyday life.
In 2014, Lindsey traveled to Costa Rica to gain her 200-hour Yoga Teaching Training certification. Since then, through her pregnancy and birth, she became very fascinated with the pregnant and post-partum body. Subsequently, she completed an 85-hour Pre- and Postnatal Yoga certification through Mamata yoga. Lindsey recently completed her 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training certification, which included Mind Body Energy, Meditation, and Trauma Informed Teaching (among other aspects). She is currently working towards becoming a Postpartum Doula!
Lindsey teaches based on her own personal experiences in a way which others can relate. Presence through breath and body awareness, proper alignment, and of course fun are the main focuses in her classes!
Stephanie has been a yoga instructor for five years. She became interested in yoga as a tool to help deal with her chronic daily migraines. In 2013, Stephanie completed her 200-hour training through Empowered Yoga. She completed her Yin Training Level 1 in 2014 and Level 2 in 2015. In 2016, she had the opportunity to complete her Pre- and Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training. Through the years, she has also complete many other courses as well as completed her 500-hour training with Empowered Yoga.
Stephanie holds many certifications in home staging and when she is not teaching yoga, she is running two businesses! Unforgettable Spaces is her home staging venture, in addition to Unforgettable Days wedding and event planning. Although she is not yet a mother, she enjoys spending time with her six nieces and one nephew.
Stephanie truly believes the practice of yoga is important for any stage of life and she excited to share this tool with the amazing Fit Your Life community.
Leah Jussila is a Canadian Registered Safety Professional and a Group Fitness and Pre- & Postnatal Leader certified by the Alberta Fitness Leadership Certification Association (AFLCA). She is excited to unite her two passions to promote total worker health and wellness.
Leah Jussila attended her first FYL class after the birth of her first daughter in 2016 but it wasn’t until after the birth of her second daughter in 2018 that she was inspired, by the FYL team, to pursue her passion and obtain her group and Pre- & Postnatal Fitness Certification.
She recognizes what it is like to be a pregnant and postpartum mom who wants to stay fit and make connections with other moms. She is grateful for the opportunity to pass along techniques that can strengthen your body in prenatal and to restore your strength in postnatal.
She is excited to work with the FYL team to inspire: moms to be, moms and women to be motivated and to stay active. Leah hopes to inspire women to be the best versions of themselves and to enjoy a healthy and fit life.
Danielle is extremely passionate about health and wellness and is thankful to be a part of the Fit Your Life team.
Her journey into yoga and meditation began to help her find balance in her speed skating career. Danielle spent most of her life in sports and is a former national team speed skater, who competed for Canada at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.
She also received a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations alongside her skating career and has since earned a Diploma in Holistic Nutrition. Through her experiences she has gained great insight into the mechanics of the human body and developed huge respect for proper technique and alignment.
Once Danielle became pregnant with her first child she was introduced to the world or prenatal yoga and saw the benefits of the practice throughout all stages of pregnancy. With 3 little boys running around Danielle finally got her chance to complete her 200RYT through SATTVA school of yoga in 2018. Knowing that teaching prenatal yoga was her first passion, she immediately went on to complete her prenatal yoga teacher training through Mamata yoga in 2019.
On top of her enthusiasm for healthy living, she is very passionate about prenatal and infant nutrition. Whenever opportunity strikes she can be found running, biking or skiing the trails of Edmonton. Danielle is excited to combine her passions for exercise, movement and women’s health to help women find confidence in who they are and what they can achieve.
Andrea is a mom to Cameron, and wife to her wonderful husband, Shaun. You will often see them sweating it out together at Family Fit on Saturday mornings. They love spending time outside together - going for walks, family bike rides, camping, and just playing in their backyard. Andrea grew up as a dancer and continues to dance as part of a competitive adult tap group. She loves finding creative and fun ways to move her body and sweating it out with friends. Andrea spends most of her spare time in the kitchen cooking and creating new recipes.
Andrea has a background in Education, and has worked as a Jr. High and High School teacher, and most recently as a technology coach at the University of Alberta. She began attending Fit Your Life classes in November 2017 as part of the Advent Challenge. She immediately fell in love with the inclusive, supportive community. She feels honored to now be included as part of Fit Your Life's amazing team. She has a passion for supporting others, and is excited to support Fit Your Life and its community of strong mamas.
Always ready to try anything fitness related, Francine came across yoga in 2009. Being a dancer, Francine was drawn to the focus on stretching and the “choreography” of the movements flowing together. She also loved how yoga balanced her love of higher intensity activities.
In 2010, diagnosed with thyroid cancer, surgery left Francine unable to participate in her regular active lifestyle. After months of physiotherapy, yoga was the first thing she was able to go back to and she fell in love with yoga on a deeper level. She was drawn to the rehabilitation, gentle strengthening and focus on breath. Yoga became a way to calm her mind and take the time to focus on the connection between her breath and movement. It allowed her to slow down, sort through thoughts and emotions and feel refreshed.
Francine’s dream is to bring yoga to other cancer survivors. In 2016, she took her 200hr yoga teacher training through Empowered Yoga while pregnant with her now 2-year-old daughter.
In 2017, she completed her Yoga Thrive training in Calgary.
Expecting her second child, Francine was drawn to the benefits of Prenatal Yoga and completed the Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training through Mamata Yoga earlier in 2019.
Fitness in general is a huge part of Francine’s life! She looks forward to every season; whether it be for stand-up paddle-boarding (SUP), cycling, running, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. Being outside and being active has always and continues to be her happy place and a way to de-stress and re-focus.
Trying her best to live a healthy lifestyle and model the importance of staying active and eating healthy for her daughter, Francine is so excited to be a part of Fit Your Life!
*currently embracing maternity leave!*
Liz is a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist who graduated with Distinction with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and a Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy. Along with her knowledge of exercise prescription and manual therapy, Liz has been a CSEP Certified Personal Trainer for over 6 years and has always had a huge passion for female rehabilitation and fitness. Fitness has always been a huge part of Liz’s life and she is excited to be sharing that passion with women of all ages. Along with being a personal trainer, Liz is also a Hypopressive Instructor and has recently completed her Yoga Teacher Training. Liz is also involved in the Edmonton birth community and has completed her Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA) Labour Doula Training, which has given her huge insight into the amazing things the female body can do. She is so excited to be part of the Fit Your Life team where she will be able to support women through this amazing journey of life and just have some fun sweating and growing together! In her day-to-day, Liz enjoys spending time with family and friends and exploring Edmonton’s numerous festivals and events. Her hobbies include biking, running and hiking with her dog Kirby and travelling to new places with her husband Quinn.
Brooke's favourite activities include riding her bike, downhill skiing, and camping. She also loves playing with Barbies and making cards for her friends. Her favourite exercises are burpies and squats.
Brooke is extremely excited to lead the first ever Kid Fit at Fit Your Life and share her love of being active with your Littles!
If you are someone who is passionate about prenatal and postpartum fitness, loves inspiring women towards their best self, and have a desire to be among the industry's best small group instructors, then we would love to hear from you!
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