OUR TEAM

MEET

Liz Toles 

OWNER/COACH

Austin Phillips 

COACH

Sarah Cowley 

COACH

Ange Donaghy

COACH & YOGA INSTRUCTOR

Meet Liz, OWNER/COACH

I became a member at Live Better Health & Fitness when they opened in October 2016 and have been actively involved in the classes since day 1. It's like no gym I have ever been to (and there have been a few!) and it has truly changed my life. I've been able to achieve things in my 40's that I wouldn't have even thought possible in my 20's and I'm excited to see where my fitness journey continues to take me. 

 

When the opportunity to become an owner presented itself, there was no question in my mind that I wanted to lead. Sara has built an amazing community of coaches and members and this strong foundation will continue to grow and change peoples lives for the better.

 

Prior to entering the health and fitness industry, I spent 15 years in a real estate career both selling and as an Owner/Broker. I am also the mother of 4 great kids and happily married to my husband Mike Krueger (Co-Owner of Live Better). This background allows me to speak from real life experience when it comes to building health and fitness into an already busy lifestyle! I am proud to be part of a company that will continue to exceed expectations in the Lethbridge health and fitness industry!  

Qualifications

Services

  • NASM Certified Nutrition Coach

  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer

  • Diploma of Therapeutic Recreation

  • Diploma of Business Management (Honours)

  • Strength & Conditioning Classes 

  • Personal Training

Meet Austin, COACH

My athletic journey has spanned over nearly two decades, and encompassed a variety of different sports.  I have had a passion for movement in all its forms since early adolescence, and this sense of discovery and drive to find new and challenging ways to move has helped shape me into the person I am today.  

From achieving a first-degree black belt in Shotokan Karate to swimming for the University of Lethbridge and later becoming a competitive powerlifter, every sport I have participated in has allowed me to experience challenges, victories, failures, and growth.  

 

I completed my Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology with the intention of finding a career where I could share my passion for movement and the freedom it provides with as many people as possible, and Live Better has provided me with the perfect platform to do just that!


Sport and fitness can provide us with the challenges required to grow and adapt in the face of adversity, and allow us to become cognizant of our own agency in the way our body feels, moves, and performs - and it is my objective to spread a passion and investment in movement and self-efficacy through fitness.

Qualifications

  • B.A. Kinesiology

  • NCCP Level 1 Olympic Weightlifting  Coach

Services

  • Personal Training

  • Strength & Conditioning Classes 

  • Powerlifting

  • Olympic Lifting

Meet Sarah, COACH

My personal "health and wellness" journey started in 2012 when I entered the Exercise Science diploma program at Lethbridge College. I am passionate about education and continued to achieve a Bachelor of Health Sciences in Public Health from The University of Lethbridge, as well as a Bachelor of Education in Physical Education. I have competed in powerlifting for four years. For me personally, strength training has vastly helped me to manage my mental health and improve my self confidence and self worth, in addition to the physical benefits of weight training. 

 

I currently am a teacher, in addition to being a fitness trainer. My constant pursuit of knowledge and education has definitely influenced how I coach my clients and made me view health and wellness through a lens incorporating the social determinants of health, and not just a "one fits all" approach. I understand that there are many factors influencing your health, not solely your level of fitness or how your body looks. My goal as a coach and trainer is to increase the self-efficacy of my clients through education and understanding. Rather than cater to a specific group or method of training, I want to provide my clients with the best possible tools and strategies for their personal success; whatever that might mean to them. Building resiliency and adaptability are two very important factors incorporated into my coaching philosophy. I believe that every body is deserving of health and wellness and I want to create spaces where fitness and training are more accessible, welcoming, and safe for people to achieve their goals.

Qualifications

  • Diploma of Exercise Science (2013)

  • Bachelor of Health Sciences, Public Health (2016)

  • Bachelor of Education, Physical Education (2018)

Services

  • Personal Training

  • Strength & Conditioning Classes 

  • Powerlifting

  • Olympic Lifting

Meet Ange, COACH & YOGA INSTRUCTOR

I began my fitness journey after the birth of my 2nd son. Anxiety and depression has been a life long battle for me, and it quickly became very clear that moving my body to was helping me heal.  

Shortly after beginning a regular exercise routine, and noticing the very real and natural healing effects it had on my mental health, I made the decision to take a course in Exercise Theory through AFLCA. This then led me to obtaining my Certified Personal Training Cert with CanFitPro, and eventually over 400hrs of yoga certifications including YIN and kids yoga.  

 

I am passionate about learning, and understanding the body. Especially studying the way babies intuitively, and where many of us have lost that connection along our journey. I love to coach clients to push themselves beyond what they have believed they are capable of, and reminding them that our bodies love to move! It is my belief intention and connection with the breath can make all the difference in ones journey to physical health. 

Qualifications

  • Canfit Pro Certified Trainer

  • 400hrs of Yoga Instructor Training

  • 50hrs Kids Yoga Instructor Training

  • 25hrs YIN Yoga Training

  • CanFit Pro Yoga for Athletes Certification

Services

  • Personal Training

  • Sweat & Stretch Classes

  • Yoga 

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20-3493 6th Ave N

Lethbridge, AB T1H-5C1

Email: info@livebetterlethbridge.com

Phone: (403) 393-4994

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