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Larry Tucker
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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.
Klarissa - Co-Director
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Klarissa grew up in Ephraim, Utah and studied Psychology at Snow College before serving a mission in Jamaica and the Turks and Caicos Islands. She is now married to her high school best friend and is working on her Masters in Exercise Science. In her spare time she loves to travel (mainly back to her mission), create new recipes, be outdoors, and add to her ongoing list of best restaurants in Utah County. After graduating, Klarissa hopes to continue working as a health coach and help others have a healthy relationship with exercise and nutrition.
Kayla - Co-Director
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Kayla was raised in Los Alamos, New Mexico. She loves anything outdoors, especially in the mountains, including hiking, rock climbing, and camping. Playing sports with her family and friends is one of her favorite free-time activities. Additional hobbies include playing the piano, baking, and reading. She is a junior studying Exercise and Wellness and looks forward to helping others reach their health goals and find joy in being active!
Brittany - Health Coach
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Brittany is from Denver, Colorado where she learned to love skiing and hiking. She served in the Pennsylvania Pittsburgh mission and is now a junior studying Dietetics with a minor in Gerontology. She absolutely loves to play the piano and can roast the perfect marshmallow for a s’more when camping. Important parts of her life include eating favorite foods, watching fireworks, working on goals, and singing in the car. Brittany loves the joy that comes from maintaining a balanced and healthy lifestyle and is excited to help others find that same satisfaction!
Emma - Health Coach
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Emma was born and raised in Ontario, California. She is the youngest of five children and loves to spend time with her family. She is studying Exercise Science with plans to work in preventative medicine and health. Her hope is to help people be more active, eat better and learn how to manage their mental health to become healthier and to prevent sickness. Currently she is part of one of the international folk- dance teams. Emma loves the beach, dancing, tennis, reading, being outside and spending time with friends.
Jessalyn - Health Coach
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Jessalyn is studying nutrition as a junior in the BYU Dietetics Program. She enjoys running, hiking, and being active. Growing up in the Midwest and later moving to Idaho, home is wherever her family is. Some of her additional hobbies include teaching Spanish, singing, and trying new things. Jessalynn believes a healthy diet includes favorite foods, and a good balance is key.
Julia - Health Coach
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My name is Julia Johnson! I’m majoring in Exercise and Wellness. I love to camp, hike, swim and play volleyball! My favorite food is any kind of soup and on a free afternoon I’d bake and watch movies! Fun fact: I’ve read the Harry Potter books 9 times!
Karli - Health Coach
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Karli is the owner of RxFIT - two functional fitness gyms in Provo and Springville. She and her husband have helped hundreds of individuals lose weight and prepare for fitness events like Spartan Races and marathons. When not working at the gyms or studying, she loves spending her time playing Legos and dancing with her two-year-old son.
Kate - Health Coach
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Kate was born and raised in sunny Phoenix, AZ and spends the winter months rethinking her decision to move to Utah. She’s majoring in Exercise and Wellness because she wants to help others achieve their goals and reach their fullest potential. When she’s not hunkered down in the library, you can find her hiking, water skiing, and trying to find somewhere she can get back into rowing (she was on a crew team in Arizona). Because she knows a healthy lifestyle is all about balance, she also loves eating (especially things that are cooked by other people) and baking cookies. Kate is also an avid painter and hopes to one day achieve Bob Ross-like levels of renown.
Katelyn - Health Coach
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Katelyn was born and raised in Sacramento, California where she learned to love sports and enjoyed playing in the great outdoors. She served in the Quito, Ecuador mission and loved every minute of it. She played several sports growing up but fell in love with volleyball in high school and it has been her passion ever since. She also enjoys white water rafting, playing disc golf, hiking, and doing puzzles with her husband. She hopes that through her education she will be able to enable individuals and families with the knowledge and power they need to live independent lives despite any disability or health challenge.
Malorie - Health Coach
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Malorie grew up on her family farm in Declo, Idaho where she learned to drive semi-trucks for harvest. Driving during wheat, pea, sugar beet, and alfalfa harvest has paid for school. You need a truck driver? She’s there! After serving a mission in Seattle, Washington, she returned to the state to play college basketball at Walla Walla Community College. She won the NWAC championship there and met her husband. She recently graduated with Honors from WWCC and is starting her first year at BYU studying Exercise and Wellness
Sam - Health Coach
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Sam is from Cary, North Carolina and loved growing up in the South! He is majoring in Exercise Science, with plans of going on to medical school. Working as a MTC teacher and a tutor in multiple classes, he gained a love for working with people one-on-one. He ran track and cross country in high school and has run numerous 5ks and a few half-marathons here at BYU. He also enjoys volleyball, basketball, wake surfing, and hiking. Together with his wife, he enjoys cooking and trying new recipes. He believes that health living can be fun and enjoyable!
Savannah - Health Coach
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Although Savannah is from Sheboygan, Wisconsin, she is actually not a surfer (long-live Chicken Jo). Her free time is filled with running, swimming, hiking, cheesy workout videos, and late-night spike-ball tournaments. She is majoring in Nutritional Science and enjoys cooking with random ingredients as if starring on Chopped. On rainy days Savannah will either be found dancing around the patio or holed up practicing harp. Savannah aspires to commit to a climbing membership at the quarry and a career in sports nutrition. She is also passionate about food banks and hopes to one day develop a startup program.
Chloe - Secretary
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Chloe is an Atlanta, Georgia native studying graphic design here at BYU. As a leader in the Southern Student Association, she understands the value of southern hospitality, late night bonfires, tailgates, and locally grown Georgia peaches. She enjoys spending time outdoors, creating art, and discovering new healthy recipes to try. When she isn’t working or studying, you can find her thrifting at the local DI or trapped in the snow.
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