Ace Certified Personal Trainer
Hazel-Jane Kalyn is a partner and personal trainer for It's Fitness; a company dedicated to total health and lifestyle wellness.
She earned her ACE Personal Training Certificate, American Council on Exercise, from the Elevated Learning Academy in 2012 and honed her training skills for 2 years at a major training facility located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Ms. Kalyn has many passions and interests: fitness, cooking, spirituality, reading, gardening, traveling and animals, to name just a few. After many years spent practicing Interior Design she decided it was time for a change, now dedicating her time and passion to designing bodies and lifestyles.
Her interests in fitness and nutrition have been a driving force in her life. Growing up in a wellness conscious family encouraged participation in many different sports; swimming, golfing, squash, baseball, basketball, skating, mountain hiking, anything for fun and activity. Combining exercise and proper nutrition has provided her with a healthy, active lifestyle. Her greatest belief is "health and wellness are the keys to happiness and success"!
BS.c. Kinesiology, CSEP - CPT
It's Fitness Partner, Kelsey Miller graduated form the University of Lethbridge with a Bachelor of Science majoring in Kinesiology. She has participated in many sports such as soccer, swimming, volleyball, kickboxing, and with her main focus being synchronized swimming. After competing she became a swim coach for several years instructing at many levels. Her passion for activities outside of the gym includes hiking, snowboarding, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. She has experience teaching group exercise classes, pre/post natal classes, water rehabilitation, arthritis, and pre-operation classes. She also has many years of experience working in physiotherapy clinics, which has provided her with a wide range of knowledge in many areas of fitness. Kelsey believes that being healthy is more than just working out it's a lifestyle, and if you're willing to make a change she is willing to help you make that change. Kelsey specializes in rehabilitation training to help you return safely from an injury with the appropriate routine, but also enjoys helping clients of all ages, and with any goal type such as weight loss, general fitness, or sport specific.
"Your biggest challenge isn't someone else. It's the ache in your lungs and the burning in your legs, and the voice inside that yells can't, but you don't listen. You just push harder. And then you hear the voice whisper can. You then discover that the person you thought you were is no match for the one you really are."
Canfitpro Certified Personal Trainer., AFLCA Group Exercise Leader
Andrea Kotyk, a founding partner of It's Fitness, has been involved in the fitness industry for the past 10 years and brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience. Her passion for health and wellness began as a teenager when she swam competitively for the University of Calgary Junior Dinos.
This passion evolved and drew Andrea into the fitness industry where she excelled as a group fitness instructor and boot camp leader, inspiring those to pursue healthier lifestyles. One of her strengthens is that she is a true competitor, won't back down from any challenge and leads by example.
That competitive nature led Andrea to the sport of bobsleigh where she excelled and competed for years with the national team, acquiring 2 international medals. During that time she trained specifically for strength and power, if you are looking to improve your strength she will provide the tools, programming and motivation to assist you in reaching your goals.
Andrea is well versed and experienced in many areas, being a former athlete and competing in bobsleigh, figure competitions, marathons and tri-fitness competitions she knows firsthand the hard work and dedication that it takes to achieve those goals and holds her clients to that standard. She will provide her clients with the support and encouragement that they need in order to achieve their goals.
Andrea is a mother of two and is a role model to her girls and her clients by leading a healthy and active lifestyle. She is also a Reiki professional and approaches fitness from a holistic perspective. She enjoys working with people of all ages, will inspire you to set goals and design a strategy specifically for you to obtain your fitness goals. She holds herself and her clients to a high standard and keeps her clients accountable by tracking and monitoring their progress. She will test your physical limits and show you how to lead a healthier well balanced lifestyle through exercise and nutrition.
"You don't always get what you wish for; you get what you work for" -A.Kotyk
"Andrea is one of the most dedicated and hardworking clients I have ever had the privilege to work with in my career as a personal trainer. She is an inspiration to work with and is capable of unleashing her clients' untapped potential."
-Kevin Rae B. Kin Personal Trainer
Pecan Breaded Blueberry Stuffed Chicken Breast
2 Large Skinned and Deboned Chicken Breasts (the thicker the better)
½ cup Fresh Blueberries
1 Tablespoon chopped Fresh Basil
¼ cup shredded soft white cheese (mozzarella, Baby Bell, Monterey Jack, etc)
1 cup fresh bread crumbs (I use a fresh 12 grain, Flax Seed/Quinoa or multigrain whole wheat bread)
½ cup chopped Pecans
2 large egg whites beaten slightly
Salt and Pepper To taste
2 Tablespoon Oil (grapeseed, olive, any health oil that can be heated)
Slice a pocket into the middle of the Chicken Breasts
½ cup Fresh Blueberries
1 Tbls. chopped Fresh Basil
¼ cup shredded soft white cheese
Sprinkle of Salt and Pepper
Mix all ingredients, I use my fingers so I don’t crush my blueberries, Stuff each chicken breast with mixture.
Chop whole Grain bread into crumbs (I use my Braun Hand Mixer with the chopper container attachment)
Chop Pecans into crumbs (Same as above)
Sprinkle of Salt and Pepper
Beat egg whites slightly
Mix bread crumbs and chopped pecans, sprinkle with a little salt and pepper. Put half of the mixture onto a plate.
Dip stuffed chicken breast into beaten egg white and set on top of bread crumbs on plate, sprinkle more of the bread crumb mixture on top, with your hands gently cover all of the stuffed chicken breast so it is completely covered. BE GENTLE SO YOU DO NOT LOSE ANY OF YOUR STUFFING.
(Discard any of the crumb mixture you have had the chicken breasts exposed to)
Coat an oven proof pan with 2 tablespoons oil – I cook most everything in cast iron pans as I love the way they hold and distribute the heat.
Brush top and sides of Chicken Breast with oil
Place coated chicken breasts in pan and place into a 350 degree F. Oven
Bake for about 45 minutes (this will depend on your oven) or until chicken breasts are cooked.
(note: sometime a little of the juice from the berries will leak out so ensure that when you are checking them you do not mistake the juice for blood. If you cook them too long the chicken will be dry!)
EAT, LOVE, LAUGH - IT IS GOOD FOR THE BODY AND SOUL
MUCH LOVE AND APPRECIATION - HAZEL-JANE KALYN