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 second-year master’s student in the Exercise Sciences 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.
Jaidyn - Co-Director
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.
Autumn - Health Coach
Autumn is from West Jordan, Utah and is studying Dietetics with a minor in Nonprofit Management. She is currently a member of Team Zoot, a triathlon team, and enjoys spending her free time training for races, spending time outside, and eating good food. Autumn served a mission in the small island of Tonga where her desire to pursue a career in preventative health grew even stronger. She is confident in the power of a healthy relationship with food and exercise to help a person live a happier life and enjoys supporting others as they cultivate those relationships.
Caroline - Health Coach
Caroline grew up in Gallatin, TN. She transferred to BYU in January of 2021 and is a senior studying Exercise and Wellness! In her free time, she loves going on walks, reading books about nutrition and improving health, and video chatting with her 3-year-old golden retriever, Paislee. Caroline plans to attend physician assistant school and wants to work specializing in either internal medicine or bariatric surgery. She is passionate about helping others overcome potential struggles with weight loss and also encouraging an understanding of how to live a more stress-free and healthier life through simple changes.
Chloe - Health Coach
Chloe is a ’23 Exercise and Wellness graduate and will begin her MS in Exercise Science this fall. She’s from good ole’ Rexburg, ID, served her mission in Tbilisi, Georgia, and married a nice boy from a small farming town in Fairfield, WA. She spent three years working for a wilderness therapy program trekking all over the Arizona wilderness when she realized that helping others improve their health and wellbeing was a passion. She loves the simplicity of lifestyle medicine and truly believes that “by small and simple things, shall great things come to pass.”
Cierra - Health Coach
Cierra is from Riverton, Utah and is studying Dietetics to become a RDN. She served a mission in Hungary and loved every minute of it. She loves the outdoors, whether it’s the mountains or the beach, and never lets an opportunity pass to enjoy time in the lake or ocean. She also enjoys traveling with her husband, biking, playing volleyball, reading, playing piano, cooking nutritious and delicious meals, and being with family. Cierra is passionate about nutrition, fitness, and creating a healthy and happy lifestyle. She aspires to help others take control of their own wellness journeys.
Emma - Health Coach
Emma is a native to Provo, Utah and is a senior in the exercise and wellness program. She is married to Trey. When she’s not in class or at work, she enjoys swimming, running, skiing, rock climbing, and hanging out with her family. She has loved her time here at BYU and is excited to continue to learn and grow as a part of the Y Be Fit team. Making healthy lifestyle changes can be hard, but Emma hopes to be a positive resource and support for all who desire to make such changes.
Hannah - Health Coach
Hannah is from southern Maryland and grew up running around the forests that surround her home. She loves playing all sports, hiking, reading books, and watching movies. She is a big advocate for getting enough time outside in nature and the benefits of sunshine. Hannah is studying Exercise and Wellness in her senior year. She served a mission in Peru and fell in love with the food and people there. She loves eating and knows there is a balance between yummy and healthy food. Moderation in all things is her life moto.
Katelynn - Health Coach
Katelynn just graduated with her Bachelor's and is a first-semester graduate student studying Exercise Science. She is also a friendly, neighborhood Zumba instructor. She believes that health is so much more than not being sick. It’s also about feeling strong, invigorated, confident, and loving each day. If she’s not on campus or spending time with family you can probably find her at an aerial acrobatics gym living out her childhood run-away-and-join-the-circus dreams. She can’t imagine a world without movies, music, and ice cream, preferably together. Most of all she loves watching people realize they can do so much more than they ever thought possible!
Maren - Health Coach
Maren is from Spearman, Texas, and is a junior studying Dietetics. She currently competes as a pole vaulter on the BYU track team. Maren served a mission in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She enjoys spending her time with friends and family, cooking, hiking, reading, lifting weights, playing tennis, pickle ball, and pole vaulting. She loves all things health and fitness and believes that a full and happy life starts by nourishing one’s mind, body, and spirit. She is passionate about nutrition and personal training and believes that everyone is capable of creating a healthy relationship with food and fitness.
Sage - Health Coach
Sage grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah. She is a Senior studying Exercise and Wellness and minoring in Spanish and Family Life. When Sage is not studying or working, you can find her skiing, running, playing soccer, or reading in her hammock. She served her mission in Bolivia and fell in love with the people and the culture. Sage is extremely passionate about healthy living; she believes that having a healthy body can have a positive impact on all aspects of life. She is so excited to help and encourage you to establish lasting healthy habits that will bring happiness!
Victoria - Health Coach
Victoria is a born and raised Texan and is in her fourth year of her Exercise and Wellness degree. Victoria is a big advocate of taking care of yourself with a balance of mental, physical, and spiritual wellness. She believes that being healthy consists of how you feel on both the inside and outside. She is so excited to teach others the amazing things they can do for and with their bodies. Victoria loves playing volleyball, going to any sports game, movie marathons, starting her mornings with yoga and stretching, laughing until it hurts, and hanging out with her friends and family.
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