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At LIVE WELL, our people aren't just experts in their field; they have to also be fun, kind, inspiring and compassionate. Our staff include physicians, clinical exercise physiologists, kinesiologists and fitness trainers.
With a 15-year career in chronic disease and exercise, Sara is a leader in the movement of clinically-based medical fitness programs. With a professional background in cardiac rehab programming and diabetes, Sara launched LIVE WELL in 2011 with a deep passion and recognition of a gap in our healthcare system for medical fitness programs which allow people to be highly successful in a safe, supportive, supervised exercise environment. Sara represents LIVE WELL's hard-core values as she continues to live them every day. Sara is smart, nimble, hard-working and passionate and an awesome mom to four young children. Sara has a vision that every individual living with a chronic disease can benefit from exercise and live a healthy and full life, no matter what! For more on the story of how LIVE WELL got started, click here.
Dr. Ali Zentner received her undergraduate medical degree from McMaster University and completed her Internal Medicine Residency with an extra year of Cardiology training at the University of Calgary. In addition to her Fellowship in Internal Medicine, Dr. Zentner is a Diplomat of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. Dr. Zenter the author of The Weight Loss Prescription: A Doctor’s Guide to Permanent Weight Reduction and Better Health for Life, and is a former medical consultant for Global National News Dr. Zentner is the Medical Coordinator of the Vancouver Island Bariatric Program in Victoria and also runs a busy prevention practice in Kerrisdale. She is a strong advocate for lifestyle intervention in the treatment of diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease. On a personal note, Dr. Zentner advocates that setting an example is the ultimate form of inspiration for patients. She is an avid marathoner and triathlete. Whether it is climbing Mount Kilimanjaro or cycling across Canada, she believes that life’s adventures are the lessons of who we are and what we are capable of doing.
Tasha McRae has been working as a Clinical Exercise Physiologist since 2004 and helped launch the first LIVE WELL Exercise Clinic in 2011. She has a passion for health and teaching which naturally drew her to this field of work. She feels that the profession of Exercise Physiology is growing in recognition and offers the potential to make a huge impact on people’s lives.