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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.

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

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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.

Audrey - Health Coach

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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!

Autumn - Health Coach

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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.

Becca - Health Coach

Becca grew up in Eagle, Idaho where she developed her love for the outdoors and quality family time. Her hobbies range from volleyball to white water rafting to singing. She says her claim to fame is being a 2X BYU flag football intramural champion. She believes that taking preventative measures is vital in order to feel physically, mentally, and spiritually alive, as they are all interconnected. Becca is excited to help you find the joy in creating the best version of yourself and stay strong in your goals as you discover your why.

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

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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.

Eliza - Health Coach

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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!

Jessie - Health Coach

Jessie grew up in Richland, Washington and moved to Utah while she was in high school. She is in the Exercise and Wellness program with a minor in Gerontology, graduating in December. She loves all things active, outdoors, and cookie related! Jessie can often be found pulling her husband out on an adventure to hike, fish, or play pickleball. She has a passion for health, wellness, and finding balance in life and enjoys helping others to do the same.

Katelynn - Health Coach

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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.

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!

Tessa - Health Coach

Tessa is from Tracy, California and is a senior studying Exercise Science. She served a mission in Tokyo Japan and is married to her best friend, Michael. She played basketball, volleyball, and water polo while growing up and has always had a love for sports, fitness, and overall health. She loves to be outdoors, go hiking, play sports, paint, and play games with her friends. She is passionate about holistic health and helping people develop a deep love and appreciation for their amazing bodies!
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