Past Fitness Leadership Award Recipients

2015

Chrissy Duncan

Fitness Leader of the Year

Chrissy Duncan is a fitness leader at the Port Moody Recreation Centre and Just Ladies Fitness in Coquitlam. She teaches a range of fitness classes from Step, Sculpt, Weight Training and Spin and is described as “energetic, confident and vibrant.” While she loves working with those already motivated to lead healthy lives, her greatest desire is to bring fitness to everyone.

Chrissy brings her passion and energy to non-profit initiatives like Older Adult age groups and pre-natal programs. As a volunteer, she helped spearhead The Klahanie Health & Wellness Committee which brings free or low–cost fitness programming and education to more than 1,000 under-active residents in her community. She also coordinated a city wide Fitness Benefit event to support Charlene Reaveley’s family after Charlene, a friend and fellow fitness instructor, was tragically killed by a drunk driver. Her efforts raised over $20,000 for the family and she subsequently received a Spirit of Community Award.

Tina Grant

Educator of the Year

For over 25 years Tina has stayed current and involved with the demands and trends of the fitness industry. She understands that to be an effective teacher, one must remain an active student. As such, she attends several workshops and seminars each year to strengthen her skills as an educator. She is also in the process of completing her 500 hour Yoga Alliance registration requirements.

Her positive impact on the community of Richmond is demonstrated with her participation as a committee member and instructor for GO (Girls Only) Day and as a volunteer yoga instructor for economically challenged youth. A strong advocate of the BCRPA, Tina has contributed articles to the BCRPA’s Fitness Program magazine, FitLife BC, presented workshops at BCRPA, Vancouver Island and YMCA Fitness Conferences and leads professional development workshops for fitness leaders throughout the year.

 

2014

Fitness Leader of the Year Kate Lee
Educator of the Year

Brenda Adams, M.Ed., B.Sc. (Kinesiology)

Program Director/Manager of the Year Nadia Malek

 

2013

Fitness Leader of the Year Kim Magnan
Educator of the Year Chad Benson
Program Director/Manager of the Year Jaimee Stokes Nelson

 

2012

Fitness Leader of the Year Kim Bond
Educator of the Year André Noel Potvin
Program Director/Manager of the Year Donna Renaud


2011

Fitness Leader of the Year Heather Stanton
Educator of the Year Melanie Galloway
Program Director/Manager of the Year Kim Bond

 

2010

Fitness Leader of the Year Silvia Isachsen
Educator of the Year Donna Hutchinson
Program Director of the Year Jill Amy

 

2009

Aquatic Fitness Leader of the Year Bev McCallum  
Group Fitness Leader of the Year Hanna Fletcher  
Program Director of the Year Kim Bond  

2008

Group Fitness Leader of the Year Mokie Burnham  
Personal Trainer of the Year Nicole Yamanaka  
Program Director of the Year Andre Potvin  

2007

Aquatic Fitness Leader of the Year Gwen Sander  
Group Fitness Leader of the Year Danielle Klassen  
Personal Trainer of the Year Lori Nishi  
Program Director of the Year Cori Boguski  

2006

Aquatic Fitness Leader of the Year Heather Stanton  
Group Fitness Leader of the Year Dr. Laura Brough
Personal Trainer of the Year Mikkie Nettles  
Program Director of the Year Kim Froom