Fitness Advisory Committee Members

Current Fitness Advisory Committee Members

We are pleased to announce the following appointees to the Fitness Advisory Committee:

  • Debra Wilson (Chair), Rehabilitation and Fitness Coordinator, Strathcona Regional District
  • Barbara Anderson, Recreation Programmer, Health & Fitness
  • Kim Bond, Senior Education Administrator, Hilltop Academy
  • Lela Dawson, BCRPA Trainer of Fitness Leaders (TFL)
  • Ingrid Knight-Cohee, Director, Group Fitness, Steve Nash Sports Club
  • Carol Lepine, Fitness and Wellness Services Coordinator, City of Richmond
  • Dr. Bill Luke, Associate Professor of Human Kinetics, Trinity Western University

Objectives of the Advisory Committee are:

  • provide recommendations, professional advice, information and support to the BCRPA on matters relating to the development, promotion and advocacy efforts of the BCRPA Fitness Registration Program and the National Fitness Leadership Alliance (NFLA) national standard in BC
  • ensure the continued expansion, improvement and relevance of the program to the fitness industry and its consumers

Roles of the Advisory Committee Members are:

  • review background documentation
  • assist in setting directions and priorities for the program
  • participate in 3-5 meetings (in person or via teleconference) per year


Members of the Advisory Committee are selected from the following categories, with as much province-wide representation as possible:

  • Fitness Leader (FLs, SFLs, TFLs)
  • Post-secondary Fitness educator /representative
  • Fitness Programmer /Coordinator
  • Fitness facility operator
  • Special appointment