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!

Sarah Cartwright

Instructing since: 2014

Favourite thing about teaching senior fitness: I get to be creative, to dance, laugh, chat (a lot!) and meet some pretty inspiring people. We're not striving for a bikini body, our goal is to be our best selves - independent, healthy, strong and mobile as we mature.

Words of wisdom: Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. (Will Rogers)

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!

Suzanne Elson

Instructing since: 2015

Favourite thing about teaching senior fitness: Forming friendships with the participants, and seeing the smiles on their faces.

Words of wisdom: Don't stop moving your feet, because your future depends on it!

CCAA instructor Elaine

Elaine Fletcher

Instructing since: 2007

Favourite thing about teaching senior fitness: Seeing those who aspire to improve their fitness level, for they are improving their overall health.

Words of wisdom: Decline is inevitable with age, however, armed with the knowledge and appropriate exercises, one can mitigate a good amount of the decline that is associated with aging.

Anna Gateman

Instructing since: 2013

Favourite thing about teaching senior fitness: I love the dedication of the participants to achieving their health and fitness goals. I love the community feel, and am so proud of how hard the participants work daily.

Words of wisdom: "All great accomplishments require time" .....Maya Angelou

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"

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

Jocelyn King

Instructing since: 2014

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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 )

Crystal Sharp

Instructing since: 2015

Favourite thing about teaching senior fitness: Helping to promote health in ways that are effective, accessible, affordable and fun, while working with awesome people -- participants, staff and other instructors.

Words of wisdom: Exercise is good for you -- do it regularly to thrive, not just survive in later life.

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.

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!