March 2019, PG-UAH
This year will mark 20 years that Chad Wuhas been a member of the Pulse Generator. The PG is a very convenient place for him to get to for weightlifting and playing basketball. Over the years Chad has seen big improvements in both management and gym equipment and facilities. Keeping himself fit has allowed him to keep up with playing badminton and basketball for over 20 years. Chad supports the PG in helping serve all its members with health and happiness.
June 2019, PG - Calgary
Michelle Stensrud has been teaching lunchtime yoga for AHS staff at the Quarry park locations for 2 years. Michelle completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training in 2011.
Michelle previously ran her own yoga studio in downtown Calgary, before taking on her business analyst role with Alberta Health Services. She was very excited when the opportunity arose to return to teaching yoga to her coworkers to help them relieve the tension from sitting at a desk all day, improve their mental clarity and provide a fun social activity. In her spare time, Michelle is the member of multiple book clubs and is currently training for her first ½ triathlon this summer.
Dec 2018, PG-UAH
Known down here as the "Two Brendas",
these ladies joined the Pulse Generator UAH in October and have been working out together since their first day.
They workout five days per week and help each other stay motivated and accountable. The "Two Brendas" recommend finding a workout buddy to make staying on track a lot easier.
PG Member Profiles
Stay tuned here for a new member profile each month.
Jan 2019, PG-UAH
Oana, Marita & Ing Swie
The group workout with Breanne at the PG, UAH is by far our best workout experience ever and the only one we have stuck to for any length of time. It has helped us overcome our exercise inertia and because it is so much fun by now we are completely addicted. Breanne keeps exercise challenging and manageable but with a small group of 3 or 4 we get plenty of individual attention and customization. Love It!
Aug 2019 2019, PG - Royal Alex
Don was a member of the Royal Alex Fitness Centre for 20 years and was quick to join when it became a Pulse Generator in February. Along with keeping fit after work, Don enjoys running with his dogs and good wine.
Feb 2019, PG-Southport
Jocelyn has been a member of the PG at
Southport ever since the facility started to operate in Calgary.
She feels that being able to exercise during her lunchbreak has made her a better employee. Getting in some fitness during the day relieves stress and keeps her more alert so she can stay focused. Daily fitness also frees up time in the evening for social and family and friends time.
Jocelyn is into tennis, yoga, and activities that she can do in the mountains like hiking and snowboarding.
Its been great to see all the things the Pulse does to stay connected and engaged with the PG. She joined the United Way plane pull team last year and had a lot of fun!
Follow her wellness page on Instagram! @mindjowellness
Exercise is better with great company and many laughs.
Nov 2018, PG Southport
Jana has been a member of PG since May of 2017. She plays volleyball and slow pitch and also takes part in the outdoor group training sessions over the summer months. She has also recently incorporated personal training into her routine and is finding real value in individual sessions. These meeting have been fun and challenging and also add a consistent schedule to her days giving her a better work life harmony and more time to spend with her 2 children
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Oct 2018, PG-UAH
Maxine Epoch has been a member of the PG for one and a half years and has learned a lot in the gym from her workout buddies. She loves walking but have also recently taken up running after some heart surgery and is Loving It. She just completed her first 1/2 marathon but in her down time loves walking her dog and watching NBA games. Her advice is to start sooner and never say never. Surprise yourself.
May 2019, PG- EMSStonegate
Adam has been a member of the Pulse Generator EMS in Calgary for 2 months now. Adam likes pretty much any sport but sticks mostly to ice hockey. Outside of the Pulse Generator Adam enjoys yardwork, and just being outdoors. He joined the PG to stay active and keep in shape.
The easy accessibility to the facility and the staff onsite are great sources of knowledge for Adam. He also likes the cleanliness, quality of equipment.
For Adam, staying active, even just a little, with good nutrition and sleep keeps his mind and body fresh & rejuvenated.
Sept 2018, PG-Foothills
Jo-El Buerlen has been a member of the Pulse Generator for three years. She joined the PG to stay committed to her health, after a struggle with her weight & successfully losing 52 lbs. Going to the gym is now part of her every day routine, and she has also formed some great new friendships by attending the facility. Outside of the gym, Jo-El enjoys kickboxing, spin class, golf, kayaking, gardening, camping and skiing/snowshoeing in the winter.
July 2019, PG Misericordia
Laurie has been a member of the Pulse Generator at the Misericordia Hospital since the doors first opened. As long as her schedule allows, she goes everyday at 10:00 for a 30 min workout instead of taking coffee breaks. Laurie is actively involved in Dragon Boat Racing and manages a mixed team that races all over the world – Portland, San Francisco, Calgary, Vancouver etc. She has also represented Canada in Worlds in Italy and the Pan America Games in Puerto Rico. She recently turned 65 but tries to maintain north strong in her physical activities. Apparently the key to a healthy lifestyle other than “nachos and beer” is to keep active. If you love a sport it is easy to stay with it.
25 Years Strong
These 12 people make up a select group that have been members of the Pulse Generator for 20 to 25 years.
April 2019, PG- UAH
I initially joined the Pulse Generator in June of 2017 because it was so convenient being located at my place of work. No excuses to miss a workout! Running is my favorite exercise. I am currently training to run the NYC Marathon with the PG Destination Fitness group in November, as well as feel confident at my wedding in July. In the future, I may take up swimming and try out an Ironman triathlon.
As an RN, keeping fit allows me to be an example of healthy active living to my patients. A healthy lifestyle is doing what my body tells me to do to feel its best physically and mentally.
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Aug 2018, PG-UAH
Mike Bowers has been a member of the Pulse Generator since 1992. He has recently been on a long road of rehab after leg surgery, and has made great progress to becoming fully recovered. It has been great to watch Mike’s perseverance in making a full recovery. Great Job Mike.