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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.

Kayla - Co-Director

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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

Bergen - Health Coach

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Bergen is a senior at BYU studying Exercise and Wellness. She is planning on attending a Coordinated Masters Program of Dietetics after graduating. She grew up in Southern California and her favorite place is the beach, or anywhere super sunny. She loves food and exercise which grew her passion for health and wellness. She believes that everyone can benefit from good health and live a happier life with small doable changes. She hopes to make a difference in the world by helping people understand more about nutrition and exercise.

Christina - Health Coach

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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! Outside of being a student and a track athlete, Christina enjoys rock climbing, cooking, painting, learning new skills, and watching Disney movies.

Emmilee - Health Coach

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Emmilee grew up on a farm in a small town in Wyoming where she developed a passion for nature and health. She is a senior at BYU in the dietetics program and loved serving a mission in Quezon City, Philippines. Emmilee enjoys baking, exercising, listening to music, dancing, swimming, and spending time with her husband. She wants to pursue a career as a dietitian/health coach to help people make and reach health goals that will improve their quality of life. She believes that life is much happier when it’s healthier, and that anyone can change the world.

Lilly - Health Coach

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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

Madelyn - Health Coach

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Madelyn is from Tempe, AZ and is studying dietetics with a minor in music. She served her mission in the Philippines and loves all things Filipino, especially cooking Filipino food! Some of her hobbies include hiking, camping, sports, playing the piano, and anything outdoors. She is passionate about being active and taking care of physical and mental health. She plans to pursue a career as a dietitian, and through that help others to live a balanced, healthy lifestyle that they can enjoy!.

Marcia - Health Coach

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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.

Megan - Health Coach

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Megan grew up on her family’s orchard in Chihuahua, Mexico. With five very active older brothers, she had to run hard to keep up. She loves to sing, dance, and play all kinds of different sports; but basketball and spikeball would have to be at the top of the list. Megan has always been fascinated by the human body and what it is capable of. She is a senior in BYU’s Exercise and Wellness program, and plans to get her masters in Health & Wellness Coaching. According to Megan, everyone should enjoy their body and what it can do! She looks forward to a future of helping people enhance or create a healthier outlook on life.

Roya- Health Coach

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Roya is from Montana where she grew up camping, reading books, and running cross country. Fruits and salads are her favorite foods, but she also enjoys the occasional French fry. Roya served a mission in Croatia and loved the beautiful castles and meeting new people. Upon returning home, she met her husband at BYU, and together they enjoy rock climbing, running, eating delicious food, and many hours of studying. Roya is studying Dietetics and values the importance of intuitive eating and developing healthy lifestyles that will last throughout life. She is excited to help others find joy in fitness and health. .

Sam - Health Coach

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Sam grew up in Denver, Colorado and served a mission in both Brazil and Seattle. He is an Exercise Science student pursuing a career as a sports medicine physician. Sam is fascinated with the workings of the human body and loves researching the latest developments in fitness and nutrition. His goal is to help people take control of their physical and mental health. He encourages all to find joy in the journey of healthy living. In his spare time, Sam enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, training for triathlon events, mountain biking, camping, listening to Led Zeppelin, and watching Marvel movies.

Stephanie - Health Coach

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Stephanie is from Blacksburg, Virginia. The decision to major in Exercise Science wasn’t a hard one after spending years doing sports and recovering from injuries. Some of her favorite things include good food, spending time with friends, staying active, hiking, running, playing volleyball, helping others with their health goals, and watching movies. She is working towards getting her personal training certification and looking forward to her future of serving and helping through either physical therapy or medical school.

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