Fitness Centre

Our Staff

Jalene

Fitness Centre Coordinator
Bachelor of Arts in Recreation, Sport and Tourism from the University of Alberta

Has a passion for travel, sports & fitness, and loves spending time with friends & family and enjoying the outdoors.

Fitness Tip: Believe in yourself! The human body is an amazing gift from God that is capable of more than you think!

"If you wake up with DETERMINATION you will go to bed with SATISFACTION"


Alyson

Alyson grew up in the Hay Lakes area and has a Phys. Ed degree from the U of A. She is a former Canadian National Volleyball Team Member, and spent thirteen years homeschooling her own "team": Jess (27), Josh (25), Luke and Anna (twins - 22). She has been happily married to Greg Ryan (Director of Athletics, Augustana Campus) for 30 years and enjoys working out, reading, and being with friends and family.

Workout Tip: Even if you have worked out for ages, it is extremely valuable to spend at least one session with a personal trainer. They can provide you with specific information, variations and exercises that will maximize the outcome your time and effort at the gym.


Jane

Ph.D Population Health, with a research focus on diabetes and exercise.

Jane is an Assistant Professor of Physical Education at the Augustana Campus, U of A and she teaches Spin Classes at the Fitness Centre.

Jane has participated in several sports competitively including volleyball, rugby, and rowing. In the past ten years she has shifted her focus into triathlon, and finally into cycling, competing in road, time trial, and cyclocross events. She has worked with both competitive athletes and recreationally active individuals from a wide range of age groups. She enjoys a wide variety of activities including cycling, running, swimming, and cross country skiing.

Favourite expression - "Baby steps"; because nothing is impossible to achieve if it is approached in manageable increments!


Kimberly

CSEP-Certified Personal Trainer
AFLCA Certified Group Fitness Instructor

Kimberly is very passionate about personal training as well as motivating and guiding others to be their very best! She is a determined person and thrives on working with individuals of all abilities.

“I truly want to help people better achieve their goals. I always portray a positive attitude and I will work to the best of my abilities!” - Kimberly

Workout tip: Set goals for yourself, it is always good to have a vision of what you want to achieve. It is important to have both short term goals as well as to reach for long term goals. Short term goals are key to our successes; day-to-day goals are what provide us with focus for our training in each session. Long term goals inspire us and give us a target to aim for. The possibilities are endless!!

Favorite Quote: In every moment of your life, remember that every thought you have impacts you.


Nicole

Nicole is a recent graduate from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California with a Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine. She has played both collegiate field hockey and volleyball at the ACAC, CIS, and NCAA Division I levels.  She hopes to continue her career in health sciences and sports medicine by attending medical school in the near future.

Favourite Quote: “Be so good they can’t ignore you.”

Favourite Exercises: Squats and Lat Pulldowns 


Rebecca

AFLCA Certified Group Fitness Instructor with a specialty in Portable Equipment
Currently a Bachelor of Science student (Phys Ed. w/ Kinesiology) at the University of Alberta, Augustana Campus

Rebecca (Becca) is a Group Fitness Instructor at the Fitness Centre. Becca teaches our Evening Boot-Camp, Butts N' Guts and Spin Classes.

Becca is enthusiastic about fitness, family, friends, and Fridays! She aspires to make more people enjoy exercise, and more specifically, burpees!

Favorite Quote: "You can't live a positive life with a negative mind" - Miley Cyrus

Favorite exercise: Single leg deadlift!


River

My mission here at the Augustana Fitness Centre is to empower members to be as healthy as possible. I do this by continually expanding my knowledge on fitness, health and nutrition so I can provide members with the best information Based on my personal experience I can confidently say that you will not regret living a healthy and active lifestyle. I also have a passion for fashion, makeup, English Bulldogs and all things fitness!

Favorite Quote: Stop doubting yourself, work hard and make it happen.


A portrait photo of ThomasThomas

Fitness Training Coordinator
CSEP Certified Personal Trainer
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

BSc. Physical Education - Kinesiology & Sports Studies from the University of Alberta, Augustana Campus

Thomas enjoys playing volleyball, golf, and guitar. He also loves listening to music and hanging out with friends and family.

Favorite quote - "You can't outwork a bad diet." - Most people come to the gym looking for results from exercise alone and underestimate the impact that diet has on exercise. Although exercise is a good way to maintain a healthy lifestyle it must be used in conjunction with a good diet. Strength, endurance, exercise intensity and recovery all stem from your diet. If you put the wrong type of fuel into your car it won't run very well, same goes for your body.