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Who We Are


About Us:


Equality Fitness & Recreation is a mobile service – meaning we have no brick and mortar and instead we bring sport, fitness and recreation to you in your home or community. 

Please contact our team to discuss individualized program opportunities specific to you. 


Our professionals hold graduate and bachelor’s degrees in Adapted Physical Activity, Kinesiology, and Recreation.


Our professionals also hold some of Canada’s highest levels of fitness certifications:


  • Certified Exercise Physiologist (CSEP-CEP)

  • Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach (NSCA-CSCS)

  • Exercise is Medicine – Level 2 (EIMC-2)

  • Alberta Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA)

  • Registered Kinesiologist (AKA - RKin)

  • Fundamental Movement Skills (NCCP-FMS)

  • Certified Personal Trainer (CSEP-CPT)
    Canadian Sport for Life Learning Facilitator
    Autism Exercise Specialist

  • Physical Literacy Instructor

Paraplegic Sporting Event
Woman On Treadmill
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Womens Softball
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Boy Throwing Basketball
Sports Equipment
Outdoor Sports
Sports Shoes
Girls in a Sports Practice

Our Team

MEET THE FOUNDER - Bobbi-Jo Atchison

Amanda Ebert

Amanda Ebert is passionate about creating healthy communities where everyone can flourish! After completing a kinesiology degree from the University of Alberta in 2008, Amanda worked at The Steadward Centre as a team lead of the Free2BMe program. This is where her passion for supporting health, wellness, sport, and physical activity opportunities for families experiencing disability was ignited.


In 2019, she completed a Masters Degree in Adapted Physical Activity and is also a registered kinesiologist and physical literacy instructor. She remains engaged in teaching and research at the University of Alberta and is a volunteer on several local and provincial committees within the recreation and sport sector.


Amanda believes that collaboration is the best way to success, and as such, continues to work closely with researchers, students, parents, and community professionals to exchange knowledge, and grow as a professional in the field. 

Contact Amanda

Email:  Phone number: 780 240 9338


Amanda Ebert on mountain top

Sean Holmkvist

Sean is a registered Kinesiologist who completed a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree from the University of Alberta. He majored in Adapted Physical Activity and graduated with distinction after transferring from MacEwan University. Sean aims to improve the daily lives and health of people through physical activity, sports and recreation. 

In his free time, Sean enjoys outdoor activities such as cycling in the Edmonton River Valley or hiking with his partner and two dogs. He also volunteers throughout the year coaching soccer and introductory weightlifting with Special Olympics Canada. Currently, Sean is also focused on pursuing a Master of Science degree in the field of Physical Therapy. 


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Janet Cheng

Janet graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Recreation, Sports and Tourism (BARST) with a focus in Therapeutic Recreation.


Janet has been working as a Recreation Therapist for over 4 years with a wide variety of populations from inpatient rehabilitation to the outpatient community and assisting with transitioning from hospital to home.


Janet is dedicated to delivering a person-centered and holistic approach to therapy by breaking down barriers, exploring new opportunities and skills, and providing adaptations or modifications to leisure and recreation activities that are meaningful to you. 

Janet traveled to Rishikesh, India to complete her 200 Hr Yoga teacher training to further develop her personal and professional practice. Emphasizing the importance of living a balanced life and surpassing the stereotypical ideals of yoga and recognizing the development of unique sessions to bring harmony to life.

Janet Cheng exercising

With over 10 years of experience in the field, Bobbi-Jo Atchison has dedicated her career to supporting individuals experiencing disability and chronic conditions to get active.


With a wide range of experience in developing partnerships, teaching, research, accessibility and direct service delivery through the University of Alberta and The Steadward Centre for Personal & Physical Achievement, Bobbi-Jo has now expanded her vision to ensure equal access for ALL individuals (respectful of age, impairment, gender identity, sexual orientation, cultural background, spirituality and mental health) to be active directly within their own communities and homes.


Bobbi-Jo’s combination of education and professional certifications provides a unique bridge between fitness, physical activity and recreation unparalleled by others in the field.


Along with obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and a Master’s degree in Adapted Physical Activity, Bobbi-Jo holds Canada’s highest level of fitness certification – Certified Exercise Physiologist (CEP) and is an award-winning Recreation Therapist through the Alberta Therapeutic Recreation Association. 

Contact Bobbi-Jo 

Email: Phone number: 780 916 2521


Bobbi-Jo Atchison In Action  - ©2017 Jessica Imppola

Lauren Mattson

Lauren graduated from the University of Alberta in 2021 with a Bachelor's in Kinesiology majoring in Adapted Physical Activity. Throughout her five years at UofA, she also competed with the Panda’s Basketball Program. After completing her degree, she completed her CSEP-CPT training and has been involved in the Strength and Conditioning community since May of 2021. 

Lauren has been involved in sports and fitness her entire life. She values the physical, mental and emotional value that fitness brings to one’s life and wants to continue to spread her knowledge and passion to others. 

Outside of work, Lauren currently coaches with the University of Alberta Panda’s Basketball team as an assistant coach and stills finds herself spending countless hours coaching the game of basketball. She also enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and friends.

Lauren Matison team member

Research and Teaching


Our team teaches classes across several post-secondary institutions across Edmonton including the University of Alberta, Concordia University of Edmonton, and The King's University. Classes include:

Physical Activity for the Aging Adult; Physical Activity for Individuals with Physical Impairment; Physical Activity for Individuals with Developmental Impairment; Human Growth and Psychomotor Development; Assessment and Service Delivery in Adapted Physical Activity and Therapeutic Recreation;


Sociocultural Aspects of Sport; Introduction to Physical Education, Health, and Wellness; Adapted Physical Activity and Leisure for Special Populations; The Study of Games for Children and Youth.

Our team is proud to support the training of the next generation of professionals and frequently supports practicum students. If you are interested in \ completing your practicum hours with us, please email


We strongly believe in community-based research and are grateful to our colleagues at the University of Alberta who continue to work with our community to explore relevant problems and questions. Some of our published work can be found here:


Ebert & Goodwin (2020)

Atchison & Goodwin (2019)


Goodwin & Ebert (2018)

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