About Us


Kim and Stevie met in the fitness world in 2010 and were immediately drawn to each other. The mix of personalities, experience and lifestyle philosophy created an immediate excitement and it felt like that synergy took on a life of it’s own. As a result, KickStart was born! Two years into a successful run of fitness classes in the Calgary area, we decided to pool our years of experience, enthusiasm and expertise and KickStart Fitness grew into what has now become KickStart Fitness + Lifestyle.

We know that the success of our clients increases exponentially when the journey to a fitness or nutrition goal is enjoyable, simple and doesn’t take itself too seriously. When Fitness & Nutrition goals mesh….well, this is truly where the magic happens and clients start to “look good, feel great, love life!”.

The road to the healthy life you crave should not be a struggle. KickStart Fitness + Lifestyle strives to be the most fun, realistic and energetic way to KickStart your BEST life and reach your goals.


Co-Owner, Fitness + Lifestyle Leader

Several years ago my genuine love for people, active living, and a desire to harness my positive and high energy lead me to the group fitness world! What was supposed to be a little hobby, turned out to be a match made in heaven!!

I had previously been employed for 15 years as a Recreation Therapist, working with people in many different stages of the health spectrum from children with developmental challenges in the school system, adults with spinal cord injuries and older adults in long term care. Keen assessment skills, sensitivity and a desire to see others reach for their potential meant that I was successful in my field. But something was missing……

I came to the realization that I was my happiest when I was sharing my enthusiasm of active living with incredible women!
I ended up loving group fitness so much that I wanted more and soon became a Certified Personal Trainer as well and trained for two years, very successfully, out of a well known gym. Being an independent spirit and desiring more time with my two school aged children meant time for more change! I am now absolutely thrilled to be co-founder of KickStart Fitness and an independent Personal Trainer (in my home studio and clients homes) as well.

 Because of my professional background I have an innate ability to recognize a person for who they are as a whole. I am keenly aware that we are so much more than body fat percentages and numbers on a scale. I believe in the idea of taking care of oneʼs health today in order to enjoy it tomorrow. I have a solid knowledge base, positive energy, a caring demeanor and the ability to push when you need it!

“We are all capable of much more than we think we are.” – Lao Tzu

  • Precision Nutrition Certification – Coming Soon!
  • CanFit Pro Fitness Instructor Specialist
  • Personal Trainer, PTS
  • AFLCA Group Fitness, Portable Equipment, Older Adult
  • PiYo Strength Certified Instructor
  • ViPR GF Certified
  • Lifesaving AED & CPR C
  • Recreation Therapy Diploma, MRU

Co-Owner, Fitness + Lifestyle Leader

My wellness journey began in 2004 when I began leading fitness classes as a volunteer at my local YMCA. The positive energy that comes off a group of people in a fitness class is an amazing thing…and I was hooked!

I have certified and taught/trained in many group fitness disciplines and have developed my skills as a Personal Trainer and Instructor at widely known fitness facilities. I am currently a Fitness Instructor Specialist with Can Fit Pro, a CTI Life Coach and a Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.

In addition to my professional certifications, fitness and nutrition play a starring role in my personal life. I love to stay active and strive to live the best life possible. To put it bluntly, I’m obsessed with feeling awesome!!
My husband and I are part of the minivan brigade with three girls who are developing their own little holistic lives. In my free time you will find me reading, going on epic road trips and finding new ways to motivate & inspire!
As a Fitness Professional & Coach I am passionate about supporting clients as they transform not only their body but their entire being to be strong, healthy and energized. I love to watch clients as they recognize their progress, make fitness a habit and most of all enjoy coming to the workout each day! Best feeling ever!
I look forward to meeting you!

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • Institute for Integrative Nutrition Health Coach
  • CanFit Pro Fitness Instructor Specialist
  • PiYo Strength Certified Instructor
  • CTI – Co-Active Life Coach
  • CanFit Pro Personal Training Specialist (2010)
  • Stott Pilates Advanced Mat (2006)
  • Fusion Fitness (2005)
  • Keiser Cycling Certification
  • Lifesaving AED & CPR C