Canadian Centre for Activity and Agine

Instructors & Trainers

CCAA Instructor Ros

Ros Banks

Instructing since: 2010

Favourite thing about teaching senior fitness: Being with a group of people that don't let chronological age stop them from improving their fitness level.

Words of wisdom: Keep moving because motion IS lotion!

CCAA instructor Debbie

Debbie DeVries

Instructing since: 1998

Favourite thing about teaching senior fitness: The participants who walk through the gym door each week are who the CCAA is to me. They bring life, laughter and a great deal of fun to class week after week.

Words of wisdom: There it is!

CCAA Instructor Pauline

Pauline Gough

Instructing since: 2008

Favourite thing about teaching senior fitness: I love to exercise and enjoy working with the participants to keep a healthy lifestyle and have fun.

Words of wisdom: "Patience is a virtue"

Pat Greenlaw

Instructing since: 2006

Favourite thing about teaching senior fitness: The realization seniors experience when they see and feel the benefits of the CCAA's exercise program. As a CCAA senior fitness instructor, this realization is my biggest reward.

Words of wisdom: Make exercise your best habit!

CCAA instructor Kim

Kim Kamerman

Instructing since: 1994

Favourite thing about teaching senior fitness: The participants!

Words of wisdom: “There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.” - Albert Einstein

CCAA instructor Steve

Steve Males

Instructing since: 2012

Favourite thing about teaching senior fitness: Knowing that the program has improved the participants' quality of life

Words of wisdom: Plan to overcome the challenges of keeping strong and fit in your senior years.

Mary Anne McCoy

Mary Anne McCoy

Instructing since: 2005

Favourite thing about teaching senior fitness: I'm inspired by the participants and their desire to engage both physically and socially.

Words of wisdom: “Don’t let what you cannot do stop you from doing the things you can”

Kathy Meyer

Instructing since: 2009

Favourite thing about teaching senior fitness: Watching people of all abilities be physically active.

Words of wisdom: Challenge yourself

CCAA instructor Margitta

Margitta Ossenkopp

Instructing since: 2007

Favourite thing about teaching senior fitness: I have been lucky to have so many interesting and fun loving people in my class. It is nice to share this activity with like minded people and to be reminded daily that "getting older" does not have to mean "getting frailer".

Words of wisdom: Nothing ventured nothing gained.

CCAA instructor Susan

Susan Paddick

Instructing since: 2001

Favourite thing about teaching senior fitness: The participants are a huge inspiration.

Words of wisdom: “ Those who think they have not time for exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness” (Edward Stanley 1826-1893 )

CCAA instructor Peggy

Peggy Smith

Instructing since: 2000

Favourite thing about teaching senior fitness: Seeing the participants making an effort to achieve their goals, and in so doing creating or maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Words of wisdom: Impossible is...only a stepping stone to success.

Melanie Stuckey

Instructing since: 2003

Words of wisdom: Life is too short for drama & petty things, so kiss slowly, laugh insanely, love truly and forgive quickly.

CCAA instructor lynn

Lynn Welch

Instructing since: 1996

Favourite thing about teaching senior fitness: I love to exercise and to inspire others, create a smile and hear laughter!

Words of wisdom: The only bad workout is the one that you didn’t do!