About CareerFit Mom

Beth Yarzab

Owner, Career and Fitness Coach for moms
Beth Yarzab is a Career and Fitness Coach for moms, at any age or stage.

With a background in Executive Recruitment and Human Resources, Beth reinvented her own career after having twins in 2006.

Facilitating a community of women in pursuit of personal growth through career development and physical fitness, Beth works with both individuals and groups. As a career strategist and fitness coach, Beth loves helping moms reach their highest potential.

Beth is available for speaking engagements and media appearances. She has appeared on Global TV, Today’s Parent, multiple online and print magazines. Contact beth@careerfitmom to discuss how Beth can interact with your audience.

Meet Our Team

Julie Sawchuk

Instructor & Community Manager
Julie is a powerhouse. She teaches up to 8 classes a week, acts as our Community Manager, runs an after school day care and volunteers with her boys’ school and sport activities. Generous, passionate and strong are three words that come to mind when we see Julie’s smiling face motivating us in CrossBell, HIIT, Weekend Warrior or Elevate With Weights …and she’s recovering from knee surgery! ‘Nuf said – go get into one of her classes!

Shannon Adams

Shannon is a creative, genuine, and hilarious woman. She brings these qualities with total authenticity to the classes she teaches: Fitness Mixer and Elevate with Weights. This mum of two boys juggles her day job as a VP of Design & Development for a condo construction firm with teaching CareerFit Mom classes. Relatable, motivating, and always fun – you’ll enjoy how Shannon facilitates your rocking workout.

Shauna Carpenter

Shauna is a strong, compassionate woman. She is a mum to three kids and works for the government. She also is Spin certified and an avid runner. We love her sense of humour and genuine care for others. She’s been teaching Weekend Warrior for the last few years. Our participants work so hard with her coaching. Shauna is a motivating start to your Saturday morning!

Heather Dysart

Heather is not only an Instructor on our team, she’s a CareerFit Mom success story! Heather was a client first – she attended Mom & Baby classes while she was on mat leave and moved into evening classes as she regained her strength. Attending a “Career Transitions for Moms” workshop, Heather identified that she wanted to work flexible hours to have more time with her son, instead of returning to her job with a major retailer. She decided to pursue her canfitpro Fitness Instructor Specialist certification and is now teaching some of our “kid-friendly” classes. Experience how Heather facilitates workouts in her ever-friendly, always positive way!

Nadine Moffatt 


Nadine is our warm and compassionate yoga teacher. She is a mom to twins, new to the ‘hood’, and on a beautiful spiritual journey. Nadine is studying crystal healing and working towards her Reiki Master certification. She is interested in many holistic health modalities. As an entrepreneur her experience ranges from business coaching to fashion styling to running a custom women’s clothing company. She missed yoga for a number of years while she was raising kids, but she’s now back to the mat daily. Nadine holds the CYA-RYT 200 accreditation.

Teresa Neves

A few years ago Teresa attended a meditation retreat and found the experience to be transformative! After that, she created a program for the CareerFit Mom community and her “Strengthen, Lengthen & Chill” class was born. This class includes a blend of flowing muscle conditioning sequences, stretching and meditation. Her class has been described as a “life saver for mental and emotional health” by participants. She also teaches Tabata, Outdoor GroupFit, Mud Mama Obstacle Training and more. Check out Teresa’s classes and reap the rewards of her multi-talented teaching abilities….

Agnes Pietersma

Agnes brings both high intensity and mind/body fitness into her classes. She has quite a following at her Tabata classes. Her participants love how she makes them feel – from the challenge of her drills to her special meditation bowl during the cool down. Get to know Agnes and you’ll learn she’s very strong. She’s been through a lot and she’s very open about it, knowing that sharing her experiences with others might help someone else through health issues, grieving… Agnes we love you and your amazing spirit!!

Marta Ritcey

Strength in mind, body, and spirt. Marta and I met in a coffee shop on the Danforth when she was a mom to a big baby boy and an active pre-schooler. An ex-Rugby player/coach, she wanted to build her strength again to be engaged as an active parent. She joined my Stroller GroupFit class at East Lynn Park. From there she became certified by going through my canfitpro course and I quickly hired her to teach group fitness classes. Marta is well-loved by her participants for how hard she makes them work. She is the Sunday morning sunshine when she teaches Sculpt & Sizzle at 8:15 am. She’s a Bellies Inc. Core Specialist and went through her own rehabilitation using the Bellies Inc. program after having her twins in 2016. Trust Marta to challenge you at your own level – you’ll be in good hands with effective, safe, and motivating programming.

Amy Rukaruck

Meet Amy – mom of 2 young girls, Health Promotion professional, friend to many. She took my canfitpro Fitness Instructor Specialist course while pregnant with her 2nd baby. I knew then that she’d make a wonderful addition to our team. Amy teaches our Mom & Baby fitness classes. She is a welcoming host to an engaging, safe, and effective workout experience. Her positive energy and relatable sense of humour makes for a super fun class. Amy understands what it’s like to juggle a career, kids, and self-care time. She knows we’re all just doing the best we can and learning as we go!

Helen Schneider

Helen has successfully recreated her career a few times, most recently as a certified canfitpro Fitness Instructor Specialist. As a devoted CareerFit Mom client for many years, we’d been after Helen to take the FIS certification. Now she shares her fitness passion and knowledge with our community as an Instructor! With experience in HIIT, boot camp, and weight lifting Helen is teaching Elevate with Weights and Sculpt & Sizzle Circuit. You’ll love Helen’s contagious enthusiasm, helpful coaching and uplifting spirit!

Lori Van Soelen 

Lori is a beautiful health advocate. With a degree in Nutrition and a deep interest in wellness and exercise science, she worked years in the Pharmaceutical industry in the diabetes field before leaving it to find more balance with her family. She is a canfitpro certified Fitness Instructor Specialist, mom of three and avid volunteer. Lori is often found running around the Beach as she trains for marathons. She has a dynamic range of workouts to share in our Fitness Mixer class, from HIIT to fusion ball cardio.

“Beth is absolutely positive energy. She is an inspiration as a mother as well as a woman who is doing what she believes in and is passionate about. She does so much for others.” Erin

Resources for Moms