Dr. Tucker is the Director of Y Be Fit. After receiving his PhD from Southern Illinois University, he took his first university position at New Mexico State University in 1981. Later, he accepted a position at Auburn University where he taught for five years before coming to BYU in 1988. Dr. Tucker has many years of experience in the health field with his specialty being lifestyle-medicine and health promotion.
Christina - Co-Director
Christina is from Everett, WA and is a first-year master’s student in the Exercise Science program. She is a member of the BYU track team and loves to be physically active. She is passionate about helping others enhance their quality of life through proper nutrition and frequent exercise. She believes in finding personalized exercise routines for each individual that are fun and enlightening, showing each person that there is hope and that they can enjoy exercise! Christina also enjoys rock climbing, cooking, painting, learning new skills, and watching Disney movies.
Kayla - Co-Director
Kayla was raised in Los Alamos, New Mexico. She is currently working on her master’s degree in Exercise Science: Health Promotion. Her goal is to start her own coaching business. Playing pickleball, soccer, and spikeball are a few of her favorite free-time activities. Additional hobbies include baking, watching documentaries, creating bomb music playlists, and debunking common health misconceptions. She lives for client a-ha moments and nothing makes her happier than helping and witnessing others progress towards their wellness goals
Audrey - Health Coach
Audrey grew up in Dallas, Texas and served a mission in Denver, Colorado. She is an exercise and wellness major in her junior year. Some of Audrey’s favorite things are being in nature, climbing trees, and lying in the sun. Audrey believes that lots of joy can come from living a healthy lifestyle. She is passionate about helping others on their journey to find what their personal healthy life looks like!
Brooklyn - Health Coach
Brooklyn grew up in Spokane, WA and is a senior studying dietetics. She served a mission in the Adriatic South Mission speaking Albanian and fell in love with the culture. She enjoys being active, eating good food and trying to cook something new and yummy on a budget. She teaches group fitness classes at BYU's Y-fitness and loves helping people find the fun in exercise. She has a passion for intuitive eating and living a balanced, healthy lifestyle. She is so excited to help others find lasting healthful habits that work for them so they can live their best life!
Destiny - Health Coach
Destiny is from small town Prunedale, CA on the beautiful central coast. She is studying Exercise and Wellness with a minor in Nonprofit Management. If you want to get her talking, just ask Destiny about her nieces and nephews, her favorite classic black and white movies, or her dream for a healthier and more equal world. She loves playing basketball, painting, and being outside. Destiny just finished up her second year at BYU, and her first year home from serving in Peru and Ohio as a missionary. When she has a moment to breathe, you can find her relaxing on the couch with her cat, Norbert or laughing with her best friend.
Dylan - Health Coach
Dylan is from Alberta Canada and is a senior in BYU’s Exercise Science program. In his personal time he enjoys mountain biking, trail running, and downhill skiing with his wife, Calli. Through his lifestyle and education, Dylan has grown to appreciate the many physical and mental health benefits that accompany an active lifestyle. He is passionate about helping those around him to find hobbies of their own to keep them healthy and to enhance their enjoyment in life.
Eliza - Health Coach
Eliza is from Modesto, California where she grew up as friends with her now husband, whom she absolutely adores! Eliza is obsessed with the Great British Baking Show and loves trying out recipes when having break days from her plant-based diet. She loves playing unique board games, dancing, laughing and having deep chats with friends and family, being physically active, and soaking up the sun. She’s passionate about the synergy between our mental, emotional and physical health and has found great peace and joy through living a balanced life. She is so excited to help others find their healthy balance!
Jaidyn - Health Coach
Jaidyn is a junior majoring in Exercise and Wellness. She grew up in Tooele, Utah. She loves to run, dance and paddleboard at the lake alongside her Goldendoodle puppy named Flynn Rider. When not at school, she is working in the yard, competing in triathlons, and cooking fun and healthy meals. She served a mission in San Jose, California. She believes that eating healthy and exercising can help bring extra happiness into everyone's life.
Lilly - Health Coach
Lilly was born and raised in Herriman, Utah. She is currently studying Exercise Science with a minor in Nutrition and plans to attend Physical Therapy school after graduating. Some things that make Lilly happy include spending time with family, giggling, reading Harry Potter, and learning more about the human body. She has been doing ballet since childhood and has loved the opportunity to continue taking ballet classes here at BYU. Exercise should be fun right? She is passionate about living and healthy lifestyle and hopes to help others
Marcia - Health Coach
Marcia is in the final year of the doctoral program in Experimental Behavioral Psychology. Her research focuses on the ways in which our decision-making and choice behavior is shaped by our environment, which can be so influential that we predictably behave in ways that are not in our own self-interest, often putting us in conflict with our own bodies. Although frustrating, once we become aware of those influences, we can manipulate our environments to help us produce the behaviors we desire. Marcia is thrilled to assist you as you work with and honor your body through strengthening, nourishing, and creating supportive environments.
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