Kirsta grew up on a farm in Saskatchewan and as such, she has a need for that community feeling wherever she goes. Her journey in the field of exercise was forever shaped when she experienced an injury as a young teenager. She pursued a BSc in Kinesiology at the University of Lethbridge, with the goal of becoming a physiotherapist. Life threw her a curve ball and she soon discovered that she did not want to be a physiotherapist whatsoever! Instead, she combined her personal desire to help others, with her keen interest in educating people in making lasting and life-long changes for their health and well-being. Soon after graduation, she began working in a multidisciplinary clinic in Calgary, with clients struggling with chronic disease. There she found many interests and decided that she wanted to explore further explore her field, thereby becoming a CSEP Personal Trainer in 2015. New experiences brought her different challenges and passions, which included working with seniors and neurological diseases. To develop herself further, she decided to become a CSEP Certified Exercise Physiologist, which she completed in June 2019. She also pursued her passion of working with seniors and changed careers to a part-time position as a Recreation Attendant for those with dementia. Now with the Calgary JCC, Kirsta has the opportunity to continue fulfilling her goals: being part of a community, serving people, and experiencing many learning opportunities! Outside of the gym, you can find her doing almost any activity that can be done outdoors, playing with her dog, and spending time with her husband, family, and friends.