Tanya FogartyTanya Fogarty is in her fourth year of the Bachelor of Sport and Fitness Leadership at Camosun College. Tanya completed her internship experience with the YMCA-YWCA of Vancouver Island as a part of the Healthy Living Department. As a part of her internship Tanya taught group fitness classes that were specific to chronic disease conditions. Some of the conditions that Tanya worked with were cancer, heart failure, asthma, osteoporosis, diabetes, etc. During her work term she was offered to assist in a research study as a Physical Activity Specialist. The study involved teenagers with mild to moderate anxiety and depression. As the Physical Activity Specialist, Tanya was tasked with introducing a variety of physical activities to the group to help improve their mental health through movement. After her internship was complete, Tanya was offered an employment position, and through the times of COVID, she taught classes using Zoom.

Congratulations Tanya!