Jason Hagen – Owner, Founding Partner & Elite FitSpecialist
It was his work in helping menopausal women achieve their weight loss goals that led Jason to develop the FitMethod. As one of only a few experts in this field, Jason has helped thousands of people – including an impressive list of clients – lose weight and get fit.
With a Master of Science in Exercise and Healthy Physiology degree from the University of Calgary, Jason is highly sought after as a consultant, speaker and health coach. He has worked with the Physicians Primary Care Network, NAL Energy, Regent Resources, Terra Seis International and Stepper Custom Homes.
He has been published in the Journal of Gerontology and Journal of Applied Physiology. Recently, Jason had the honor of being nominated for Avenue magazine’s Top 40 Under 40.
Age doesn’t matter to Jason. He is fully equipped, prepared and passionate about showing clients how to attain the goals they never believed they would reach. He’s proven you can do whatever you want, whenever you want, if you’re healthy and fit.
Craig Rieger – General Manager, Owner & FitSpecialist
With dual Bachelor’s Degrees in Kinesiology and Management, Craig functions seamlessly on both sides of FitMetabolism (F.M.): business and health. Through a keen understanding of management, operations, finance and accounting, Craig links people, strategies and processes together to create a client-centered, nurturing culture.
An alumnus of the University of Lethbridge, Craig has been featured twice in Management Matters magazine and published in Impact magazine. As an integral part of F.M.’s success, Craig has facilitated rapid growth by hiring and supporting truly great people.
But it’s Craig’s clients that offer proof that the FitMethod works. He has a diverse list of multiple marathon runners, Ironman triathletes, dozens of busy moms who have lost over 40 pounds each and a number of people who’ve exceeded the 100-pound mark and kept it off. Craig’s expertise in both the science and execution of weight loss methods is clear. The key to his success? His profession is his passion… and it shows!
Shane Kilburn – FitSpecialist
Shane brings an extraordinary combination of education, science and compassion to every client he works with. He has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in both Biomechanics and Kinesiology, plus a Master of Science in Exercise and Health Physiology. What does that mean for you? That Shane possesses a remarkable understanding of how your particular body moves and what will trigger it to shed pounds.
His impressive abilities have been noted by more than his clients. Shane has been interviewed by SWERVE, Best Health and ClubLife magazines, along with being published in a peer review journal. From fat loss topics to discussing his groundbreaking work in the area of movement, Shane has also shared his in-depth knowledge during speaking engagements with Running Room Calgary, NAL Energy Corp. and the University of Calgary. With a contagious zeal for life, Shane will have you excited about losing those extra pounds, getting fit and staying that way for life.
Jennifer Powter – FitSpecialist
Jennifer has been in the world of sport and fitness since she was a little girl playing soccer. It was not surprising that she went on to become an Exercise Physiologist with a Master of Science degree from the University of Victoria. As a multi-time marathon runner, she’s been able to practice and implement her own training programs as well as becoming a certified life coach.
It was her entry into motherhood, however, that proved to be the most rewarding and challenging position yet. Despite knowing all she did about exercise and nutrition, the pounds didn’t come off after her second baby. Soon, this Ironman athlete realized firsthand what it was like to be overweight. Putting everything she knew into action, Jen did a radical life redesign, got back into the gym, changed how she ate and dropped the 30 pounds. To celebrate, she competed in her second Ironman event.
Today, Jen is a certified Get Ripped & AFLCA spin & step instructor who teaches numerous fitness classes and inspires all those around her to strive for their best.
Zac Glowa – FitMovement and Conditioning Specialist
With the distinction of being the only FitMetabolism staffer who can do 100 pushups in a row, Zac is quite a powerhouse. Clients flock to Zac because of his positive outlook, enormous knowledge about how the body works and relationship-oriented style. Equally comfortable working with someone exercising for the first time or an Olympic hopeful, he expects his clients to give 110%. From young people looking to get into shape to busy moms struggling with back or knee pain, Zac is our go-to guy.
He also carries the credentials to back up his performance. Zac earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from Dalhousie University. He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, a Certified Personal Trainer and holds certification in Level 1 and Level 2 Coaching, and Functional Movement Screening certifications. Believing that poorly executed exercise is the root of all evil, Zac will ensure you get in shape and do so injury free.
Karin Spoletini – Office Manager
One word used repeatedly to describe Karin is “grace.” As Office Manager at FitMetabolism (F.M.), Karin comes in contact with every client and makes each one feel important and appreciated. It is because of Karin that everything at FitMetabolism runs effectively and efficiently: she keeps us all on track in addition to bending over backwards for clients.
By looking at Karin, you’d never guess she is a grandmother. Her vibrant outlook and physically fit body give the perfect testimony for FitMetabolism’s success. That’s because Karin is not only an employee, but also a client. F.M. showed Karin how to get the look and feel she wanted, which has allowed her to live an abundant life. When you call the F.M. office, chances are, you’ll be touched by Karin’s grace… and you won’t forget the experience.
Howie Kroon – Owner & Founding Partner
As a strong business coach and strategic/tactical encourager, Howie relishes his behind-the-scenes role at FitMetabolism. With a keen sense of business and an impressive track record for growing and prospering companies, Howie’s corporate interests are diverse. With an Honors Co-op Bachelor of Arts degree, a Master of Arts degree, as well as holding a Chartered Accountancy designation, Howie has a keen and masterful understanding of the importance of sales and marketing.
An active athlete and an advocate of healthy living, Howie devotes a good portion of his free time volunteering here and abroad. From establishing charitable foundations that feed children to coaching his own kids’ sports teams, Howie is devoted to making the world a better place.
Pat Carley – Owner & Founding Partner
One of the original three founding partners of FitMetabolism, Pat has been described as being completely genuine and having a servant’s heart. As a savvy businessperson, he brings a strong accounting and finance skill set to FitMetabolism that allows us to run efficiently from operations to budget.
In addition to his core values of integrity, honesty, transparency and grace, Pat is a FitMetabolism success story! He recently lost between 40 to 50 pounds and has absolutely revolutionized his health. As a model of health to his peers, family and friends, it’s hard to get the grin off Pat’s face when he talks – from personal experience – about how well the FitMethod works.