Meet Our Staff

Kirstie

Trainer

While studying Kinesiology at the University of Saskatchewan, Kirstie participated as a volunteer with a supervised exercise program for those with chronic pain and disease (First Step). While volunteering, she found her passion in instructing mature adults, teaching functional movement exercise and learning the importance of physical activity as one grows wiser. Kirstie worked at the First Step program for 6 years and obtained her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and a Certification in Exercise Physiology.

Kirstie began working at ProActive Fitness shortly after it opened and has been enjoying every minute! In her sessions, she gives a variety of exercises and movements that strengthen muscles, loosens joints, and improves function in everyday life. Kirstie is a caring and patient trainer, focusing first on proper technique and her client’s needs.

Credentials:

  • B.Sc. (Kinesiology)
  • Certified Exercise Physiologist – CSEP
  • Functional Aging Specialist – FAI
  • Certified Ageless Grace Educator
  • Functional Movement Screen (Level 1)
  • CPR Level C & AED

Avery

Trainer

Avery grew up living in a healthy, active home environment, learning his habits from his mother and father at an early age.  His mother fuelled his interest in healthy eating and living, as she is a certified dietitian and fitness instructor, while his father coached him in youth sports, fuelling Avery’s passion for activity.

Avery has earned a Bachelors degree in Kinesiology from the University of Saskatchewan and is continually looking for ways to learn new skills and techniques to use when teaching and executing proper functional movement patterns.  Avery’s teaching style is high energy and creative, reinforcing the basics of good biomechanical movements along with challenging strength, mobility, core stability/balance, motor control and cognitive aspects.

Credentials:

  • B.Sc. (Kinesiology)
  • Canfit Pro Personal Training Specialist (PTS)
  • Functional Aging Specialist – FAI
  • Canfit Pro Active Aging Specialist
  • First AID – CPR level C & AED

Shannon

Trainer

Shannon grew up on an acreage near Tisdale, SK and her passion for gymnastics led her to a career in kinesiology. She has coached athletes ranging in age from 2 to 92 and has been a coach for over 40 years!

Her work has taken her from a clinical therapy setting to vocational rehabilitation, the YWCA as Fitness Co-ordinator and the First Step Program working with people with chronic conditions. She joined the ProActive family in October 2019 and is passionate about teaching people to use their legs and glutes in order to move well and stay functional in daily life.

Credentials:

  • B.Sc. (Phys. Ed.)
  • Post graduate diploma in Kinesiology and Exercise Science (Specializing in Exercise Therapy)
  • Certified Exercise Physiologist – CSEP
  • Level 2 designation with Exercise is Medicine Canada
  • Functional Aging Specialist – FAI

Rebecca

Trainer

Rebecca found her passion in working with mature clients by working at First Step and Minds in Motion shortly after graduating from Kinesiology in 2017. She loves keeping up on the research about the countless benefits of physical activity at any age.  

Rebecca grew up playing many sports (primarily Basketball, Soccer, Gymnastics, Irish dancing, and Tae Kwon Do). She comes from a family of medical, fitness and teaching professionals and she decided to combine all of those things to become a Kinesiologist/Fitness Instructor after High School.

A stickler for proper form, Rebecca is a creative trainer that likes to incorporate what may seem to be random, “funky” movements, but they are all programmed with purpose to help clients move and perform better in their everyday activities!

Credentials:

  • B.Sc. (Kinesiology)
  • Certified Exercise Physiologist – CSEP
  • Functional Aging Specialist – FAI
  • Certified Brain Health Trainer – Somatiq
  • CPR Level C and AED

Cathy

Receptionist

Cathy retired from a career at the University of Saskatchewan, College of Medicine in June of 2018.
A lifelong fitness participant, Cathy has participated in yoga, step aerobics, pickleball and dance. She currently dances twice a week and works out at ProActive twice a week.

You can find her behind the front desk on Thursday evenings when Collette is enjoying a night off.

Cathy says she loves working at ProActive. She loves the staff, the members and the energy she feels when she is there working out or just working!!

Lee

Client Service Specialist

Lee handles administrative duties and is our social media whiz. She has a degree in History and enjoys volunteering at the Western Development Museum in her spare time and is “dog mom” to Rigby and Jarvis.