Kelowna, British Columbia
Member Since 1992
Liz Sage, owner of Team Fitness Personal Training & Lifestyle Coaching, believes that what sets her team apart is how they approach their clients. “We get into our clients’ lives and help them work out the kinks in every aspect that we know we can have a positive influence on,” she says. “That includes their lifestyle behavior, eating behavior, physical activity, personal attitudes and beliefs.” She finds that careful examination of each client’s life helps her provide better support for lasting change. “We build relationships with our clients, and we keep them. They like us and they trust us, and we keep it that way.”
Long Island, New York
Member Since 2006
Twenty-year fitness industry veteran Gail Bannister-Munn is a chameleon, changing titles and offerings to help spread the word about healthy living. Currently the regional group fitness manager for XSport Fitness, Gail has taught step, body shaping, yoga and more and has lent her talents as a conference presenter and an associate strength coach for the New York Jets football team. “These opportunities have helped mold me into a fitness professional who is knowledgeable and who cares about the people I lead, direct, manage and work with,” she says. Gail also works with Giving It Back for Unconditional Love and Care Together, a nonprofit organization that raises funds to help educate children on the importance of fitness and nutrition.
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