Liz Sage

Liz Sage

Exercise Physiologist, Bike Coach, Speaker

Liz Sage inspires her clients to be self-motivated. She has a solution focused, client centered approach to coaching with great outcomes. Years of experience and education as a CSEP Exercise Physiologist enable Liz to work with a diverse population and she has the know how for a successful plan regardless of the goal.

Liz holds a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology and is a BCACC Registered Clinical Counsellor. She has developed and implemented a Mood Fitness™ exercise based therapy program for individuals challenged by depression and anxiety. Her unique walk-talk therapy and Action Counselling approach serve as an efficacious anti-depressant and anti-anxiety treatment. Clients have observed an immediate and post session decline in depressive and anxiety symptoms often in the very first session. Liz has a passion for taking exercise into the mental health field and the outcomes of her work are far reaching and positive.

Liz offers therapeutic coaching for business executives, couples and individuals  experiencing personal challenges and the need for personal growth. She facilitates one of two  Men’s Relationship Group offered at the Kelowna Family Centre. This group offers support to men in responding to relationship challenges in respectful, non-reactive and effective ways around stress and anger management.

Founder of Kelowna’s Community Chicks in the Sticks program, Liz can be found on the mountain bike trails of the Okanagan coaching women and adolescent girls learning to be ‘one’ with their bikes on and off the trails and on the snowy trails come winter snowshoeing and xcountry skiing.

Liz Sage — Philosophy

“The challenge is not in the knowing but in the doing.” In our quest to be all things to all people; family, career, community and spirituality, we often lose our self in the pursuit.  Our personal wellness often gets punted to meet the needs of others. Taking the time to attend to your personal well being and fitness I believe, is not only the key to living an intentional and purposeful life, moreover,  allows you to give your best to others.

Become an active participant in your life. Strive to keep your well being a priority. The time spent in healthy living practices including, regular activity and/or exercise, good nutrition and intentional mindfulness will be regained in abundance due to increased energy, vitality, peace of mind, self efficacy and time. Yes, that time that you thought you didn’t have to be active will suddenly appear as you gain physical, mental and spiritual health. I look forward to sharing in your journey!

Client Base

Whether a sport specific program for a NHL winger or weight management program for the wing-mom to a busy family, Liz Sage has the know how for a successful plan regardless of the goal. “I love what I do and I very much think that it matters. My goal is to help my clients overcome the challenges that prevent them from adopting and sustaining healthy living practises and then support their healthy living behaviours.” Liz is a hands on trainer. She doesn’t miss a thing and attention to technique and appropriate intensity is her secret weapon to an engaging and effective training session.

Liz’s experience as a Clinical Counselor arms her with an ability to understand the emotional element to healthy living. Her specialty areas include: assisting clients in challenging transitions, depression/anxiety, relationships and mindfulness. As a counselor she advocates the efficacy of  activity on mood and brings this philosophy when working with clients. Her motto: “you are only one activity away from a good mood”

Keynote Speaker

Liz has worked one on one with hundreds of clients; inspiring and directing them to a healthier way of life. She is the founder and director of Team Fitness Personal Training & Lifestyle Coaching. She now leads corporations and their employees in lifestyle change with her dynamic and passionate lectures and workshops.

A graduate in physical education and kinesiology and 20 year background in weight management, injury recovery, sport specific training, lifestyle coaching, no nonsense nutrition and fitness over forty ensures her workshops and lectures will meet the needs of any one listening. She has presented for fitness organizations and business corporations, nationally and internationally.

Liz is frequently sought after as Kelowna’s Fitness Expert. A wellness columnist, host for ‘The Healthy Journey’, and the cover for Okanagan Life Magazine as Kelowna’s Best Personal Trainer, along with her management of several fitness company’s allows her to know how and what to deliver to inspire action and change for a better life.

If knowledge is “power” then this pint sized persona will power up your team to live a healthier existence …resulting in a more effective healthy corporate team and a solid bottom line.

You will find Liz walking her ‘talk’. She is an avid cyclist, mountain biker and community fitness presence at sporting community fundraisers. Connect with Liz through the site!

Experience and Credentials

  • Graduate Suma Cum Laude: Yorkville University Masters Degree: Counselling Psychology
  • Graduate: York University: BA- Physical And Health Education-Applied Kinesiology
  • York University Certificate: Fitness Assessment & Exercise Counselling
  • CSEP: Certified Exercise Physiologist
  • BCACC Regisered Clinical Counsellor
  • Founder: Chicks in the Sticks: Community Outdoor Activity Pursuits for Women
  • BCRPA Trainer of Fitness Leaders: Personal Training, Group Fitness, Weight Training
  • Emergency First Aid
  • NCCP II
  • CPR ‘C’
  • BCRPA Personal Trainer of the Year Nominee
  • Strength & Conditioning; Coach – Team Canada: Kelly Scott and Team Cotter, Team Morris – Curling
  • IDEA Master Personal Trainer
  • Wellness Speaker: British Columbia, Ontario, Nevada
  • Kelowna’s BEST Personal Trainer — Okanagan Life Magazine
  • Lululemon Ambassador
  • Columnist– Daily Courier ‘Sage Advice’ Health & Fitness
  • Host and Writer: Shaw Television Kelowna: The Healthy Journey
  • Writer: John Thompson Report , Madeleine Magazine

Personal Interests

  • Mountain Biking
  • Cycling
  • Reading
  • Snowboarding
  • Music
  • The Beach
  • Community
  • Sharing these activities with Family, Friends and Clients

“Be the change you want your lifestyle to portray”