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. 


Jessica Imppola

Jessica received her Bachelors of Kinesiology in 2011 from the University of Alberta with a specialization in sports performance, then proceeded to obtain her certification to become a Certified Exercise Physiologist through CSEP (Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology), and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association).


Jessica’s work experience primarily revolves around working with individuals experiencing disability and chronic conditions.


Her philosophy is to meet you wherever you are on your journey to fitness. By working on your technique and developing a program specific to your needs, Jessica strives to empower and teach you the tools you need to work towards your goals.


Jessica is also working towards becoming an acupuncturist.


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

Mackenzie Bender

Mackenzie graduated with Distinction from the University of Alberta in 2019 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology majoring in Adapted Physical Activity. She started her University career at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia on an NCAA Fastball Scholarship.


Mackenzie is a Registered Kinesiologist and a Certified Personal Trainer under the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology (CSEP-CPT).


She believes that every person is different and for that reason, everyone trains and requires their own personal program in order to succeed based on their abilities. Every exercise can be adapted in order to best fit each individual and Mackenzie works hard to ensure she is working with people’s passions while helping the achieve their goals.


Outside of work Mackenzie enjoys playing fastball, soccer, volleyball and tap dance. She likes to volunteer her time by giving back to her sport through mentoring young pitchers and fastball players in her community. She also likes the challenge of Escape Rooms and loves to attend Music and Cultural Events in and around Edmonton.

Avery Enzenauer

Avery is an Indigenous Exercise Therapist who helps build healthier communities by guiding individuals towards a more active lifestyle.


As a recent graduate of her Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology she is a Registered Kinesiologist, has her CSEP-CPT and can offer health promotion seminars, health consultations, and exercise therapy sessions. She has 8 years of experience in Kinesiology and rehabilitation services and is working towards obtaining her CSEP-CEP.


She is able to work with a wide range of ages, fitness levels, and abilities. During Avery’s free time you can see her spending quality time camping and hiking with her family. Avery also enjoys staying active through Muay Thai at her local martial arts gym.

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