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.
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!
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.
Ethan - Health Coach
Ethan is a senior majoring in Exercise and Wellness with a minor in Gerontology. He is passionate about rehabilitation, preventative medicine and improving quality of life. He loves fishing, learning new things/ skills, exercising, and is better at taking care of his own body than his wife's plants. He and his wife own and operate a cakery (a cake focused bakery). He served a mission in Sydney, Australia, and he currently serves as the vice president of BYU's Physical and Occupational Therapy Association and wants to work as an occupational therapist. Ask him what he's currently knitting!
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 is a senior studying Exercise and Wellness as well as 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!
Maya - Health Coach
Maya is a junior in the Exercise & Wellness program and loves finding little things to enjoy about life! She served a mission in Lima, Peru and is excited to go back someday. Maya fills her time with traveling, camping, running, photography, and cooking. She has developed a passion for helping others build confidence in their ability to make lifestyle changes and she loves teaching the importance of proper nutrition and exercise. Maya believes in the power of consistency, setting achievable goals, and establishing lifelong healthy habits that help individuals live happier lives.
Nina - Health Coach
Nina is from Belleville, Illinois, a suburb outside of St. Louis, Missouri. She is studying Exercise and Wellness with two minors in Nutritional Science and Gerontology. She enjoys cooking and home-making along with learning new skills. She loves to hike, be outdoors, and she is a national park enthusiast. She likes to be active, specifically with group fitness classes, walking, or strength training. She is passionate about teaching and believes that how you treat your body can have a significant impact on your life. She is excited to help you on your wellness journey to help you live true to yourself and your values.
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!
Tanner - Health Coach
Tanner is a third year Exercise & Wellness student who quickly gained an appreciation for fitness and nutrition when he realized it was easier to enjoy the activities, video games, and books he loves without the burden of poor health! With his degree, Tanner plans to get his MBA in entrepreneurship and start his own gym. When he’s not working out or geeking out, you’ll probably find Tanner singing and dancing on stage as he is also passionate about theater. Here at Y Be Fit, he is excited to share his passion for health with anyone willing to listen.
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