Canada’s Top Fitness Instructors 2021 – Panel Judges

Thank you to our expert panelists for helping us select this year’s featured instructors

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2021 Panel Judges

Sandra Bueckert is the owner of One On One Personal Fitness Instruction where she has been a personal trainer and leader in the health & fitness industry for over 30 years. Sandra has been interviewed by CTV, QR77 Radio, CBC Radio, Breakfast Television, The Globe and Mail, The Calgary Herald, the Calgary Chamber of Commerce Magazine, LA Times, Avenue magazine, IMPACT Magazine and the Calgary Sun and appeared on the X-weighted television series on the Slice Network.

Curtis Christopherson is the President & CEO of Innovative Fitness, North America’s largest network of personal training studios With over 20 years in the fitness industry, Curtis is widely regarded as one of the most influential people in the health and wellness space. Recognized as Canada’s Top Trainer in 2020 by Impact Magazine, he leads a team of over 225 elite-level professional trainers and has been featured in publications such as The Globe and Mail, Forbes, and SGB Magazine.

David Faassen is President & COO of Lebert Fitness, a Canadian firm dedicated to making fitness more accessible to everyone through the development and distribution of versatile, bodyweight fitness equipment. With over 25 years in a number of senior roles, David’s passion is developing solutions to help people lead healthier lives while growing sustainable businesses that are underpinned by meaningful client relationships.

Fitness and nutrition expert Richard Pierce is the Founder of LEANFIT® which was created in 2002. Fueled by his passion for helping people of all ages, abilities, and lifestyles eat better and feel better, he worked tirelessly on creating quality products that were not only efficacious, they also tasted great. Nearly 20 years later LEANFIT® has found its way into households across the world and continues to stand for quality nutrition rooted in science.

Active in sports and fitness for over 30 years, Barb Pontes is the Certification Manager at canfitpro where she leads the strategy and development of certification and education curriculum for fitness professionals. canfitpro is a certifying body whose accreditation’s are recognized internationally. Barb introduced online, self-directed fitness education nearly a decade ago and with her team shifted all canfitpro education to a fully virtual offering in 2020.

Jessica Power Cyr is the Therapeutic Services and Lifestyle Director at The Glencoe Club and Faculty Instructor at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta. She is fortunate to be working closely with industry leaders at Mount Royal University, University of Calgary, the Alberta Fitness Leadership Certification Association (AFLCA) and the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) to provide you with the latest research on health, physical activity and exercise that is safe and effective.

Jonathan Schow is the VP of Sales and Marketing at Big Marble Farms, the largest independently owned greenhouse in Alberta. Big Marble services the western provinces with local produce year-round through their high-tech lit greenhouse operation. Big Marble represents the earth, and is actively working to reduce their environmental footprint while incorporating new ways to grow sustainable produce and encourage healthy lifestyles. Jonathan’s true passion is snowboarding and weight-training.

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