About Us

Welcome to the Reh-Fit Centre

Every day at the Reh-Fit Centre, we see the powerful effect that exercise and a healthy lifestyle can have on people of all ages. From boosting energy and losing weight to eliminating pain and reducing the use of medication, the Reh-Fit offers a new prescription for health that delivers lasting physical, mental, and emotional benefits.

We take a comprehensive approach – offering a wide array of programs and services to assist you in your journey – no matter your ability. You may choose to become a member or participate in hundreds of public fitness, education, culinary, and specialty programs.

The Reh-Fit Centre is more than a fitness centre. We provide an environment to help individuals achieve and maintain health and wellness. We offer individual and group options for exercise, nutrition, and education through a team of certified health and fitness professionals. Expert guidance from professional personnel, innovative health enhancement programs, and the integration of medical, rehabilitative, and fitness services all are delivered in a clean, service-oriented environment.

Our registered charitable number is 10765 9765 RR0001

What Sets Us Apart

The Reh-Fit has been recognized as a Canada’s first certified medical fitness facility by the Medical Fitness Association. The designation assures members and the community at large that the Reh-Fit meets the highest global standards for programs, staff, safety, and community service.

As a certified medical fitness facility, we offer a range of features that distinguish us from our counterparts in the commercial fitness industry:

  • Certified, professional staff are trained to help people learn behaviour modification techniques and support them as they fulfill their commitment to a more active lifestyle.
  • Members are offered an annual health and fitness assessment, the results of which are sent to their family physician so that together we form a collaborative health and fitness team for optimum attention to the health and wellbeing of each member.
  • Our Cardiac Rehabilitation program has been saving and enhancing the lives of those with heart disease for almost 40 years. We also offer a range of chronic disease management and prevention programs to help those with a chronic illness find a new lease on life.
  • The Centre serves as a research setting for staff, medical students, and visiting professionals.
  • We present community health education seminars, and offer community educational events, such as Activity Aging Week, Smart for Your Heart Month, and Exercise Is Medicine Month.
  • We have formed partnerships with more than a dozen local organizations to offer specialized healthy living services we could not otherwise offer as effectively on our own.
  • The Centre’s employs a medical advisor, a doctor who is responsible for making sure that our medical protocols – guidelines for the staff to follow in medical emergencies – are up-to-date.
  • Our Medical Advisory Committee offers advice about gaps in community health and fitness that the Reh-Fit can fill.

Reh-Fit Centre Board of Directors

The Reh-Fit Centre is governed by a Board of Directors. This volunteer group is responsible for the overall direction of the Reh-Fit, advancing the mission of the organization, its fiscal affairs, policies governing the Centre, and representing the Centre to the public. Click here to view the bylaw.

Click here to view the Reh-Fit Centre’s Charity Return Summary

 

Pat Kloepfer, CHAIR

Pat is Chief Compliance Officer at KAI Asset Management Inc., a Winnipeg-based portfolio management firm helping individual investors manage their wealth. Over her career, Pat gained expertise in securities industry regulatory and compliance through over 25 years experience at Investors Group in various functions, including compliance, internal audit, finance, and operations. Most recently, she worked as an independent consultant to mutual fund industry firms and regulators.

Pat earned her Chartered Accountant designation while working in public practice with KPMG, and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.) degree from the University of Manitoba.

Pat has been an active member of the Reh-Fit Centre for many years and has enjoyed both the programs offered by the Centre, and the friendships that have developed in the process. She is a firm believer in the benefits of an active lifestyle, and enjoys cycling, pilates, yoga and gardening.

 

Scott Bailey, PAST CHAIR

Scott is a Certified Management Accountant and has a Master of Business Administration degree. Scott has varying board experience, including the past President of the Manitoba Theatre for Young People, the Manitoba Contact Centre Association, and is currently active with the St. John Brebeuf Community Church and School. Scott enjoys spending time with this family and supporting their many athletic endeavours by way of coaching, managing, and cheering.

Scott has been a member of the Reh-Fit Centre since 2010 and was elected to the Board of Directors in 2012.

 

John Schubert, VICE-CHAIR

John Schubert is retired from the role of President of McCaine Electric Ltd., a leading Winnipeg-based electrical contractor providing electrical installation, maintenance, and related services to clients in the industrial, institutional, and commercial markets. Contracts have ranged from Ronald McDonald House to the Winnipeg Blue Bomber stadium.

A construction industry veteran, John has over 30 years of experience acting as council for industry-related boards and associations, such as the Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology, which provides both secondary and post-secondary skills training, and the Canadian Construction Association, which seeks to build Canada with ethics, skills, and responsibility.

John studied at the University of Manitoba, where he received his BA in Economics & Political Science in 1974, and in 1976 he completed an MBA in Finance. He has been a Gold Seal Certified Project Manager since 2005.

His achievements include Volunteer of the Year, Winnipeg Construction Association, and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, which honours significant contributions and achievements by Canadians.

 

Wanda Burns, TREASURER

Wanda Burns is a Chartered Accountant with over 25 years’ experience.  She has worked in the entertainment, insurance, telecommunications, manufacturing and distribution sectors and is currently a finance professional with the City of Winnipeg.

Wanda has held executive positions with the Saskatchewan Motion Picture Industry Association, the Montessori School of Regina as well as various school and sports organizations. Wanda is married with two grown children.

Wanda has been a member of the Reh-Fit Centre since 2010, is a past member of the Heart Throbs Running Club, and is currently treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee.

 

Judy Murphy, SECRETARY

Judy possesses a unique combination of CEO, board, and consulting experience. She held leadership positions at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Folklorama, Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and Safety Services Manitoba where she is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer. In addition, she has also provided executive coaching and consulting services in strategy and governance to a variety of organizations. Judy’s board experience included the Manitoba Centennial Centre Corporation (Audit Committee Chair), the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce (Past Chair), the Manitoba Chamber of Commerce (Vice Chair), the Crown Corporations Council of Manitoba (previously Vice Chair), and numerous other task groups and committees.

Judy holds a BA degree from the University of Manitoba and is a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Manitoba. She also holds a Masters Certificate in Executive Coaching from Royal Roads University.

Judy is committed to good health and well-being and exercises at the Reh-Fit five days a week. She is grateful to Reh-Fit for the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program and the role that the staff played and continues to play in her husband’s remarkable recovery.

Judy has been a member of the Reh-Fit since August 2015 and is Chair of the Governance and Nominating Committee.

 

Irene Hamilton, DIRECTOR

Irene Hamilton has been a member of the Reh-Fit Centre since June 2017 following her retirement from the Provincial Government where she held several senior executive positions, including Assistant Deputy Attorney General, Public Trustee, and Ombudsman.

Graduating from University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Laws in 1979, Irene was called to the Bar in 1980 and, in retirement, continues her association with the legal profession by having served as President of the Law Society and serving as a member of a number of committees.

She has acted as a member of the Investment Committee, chaired committees including Admissions and Education, Discipline, and Finance. She is currently a panel member of the Public Utilities Board of Manitoba, a Board Member of the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba, and has been Chair of the boards of United Way of Winnipeg and Manitoba Theatre for Young People.

Irene has been awarded the Richard J. Scot Award for Excellence in Promoting the Rule of Law and the Manitoba Bar Association Community Service Award.

 

Mike Hicks, DIRECTOR

Mike is General Counsel and Vice-President of Business Development of InfoTech Inc., a Winnipeg-based provider of health and wellness services to Canadian and international clients.

Mike’s recent background includes senior management roles in two Canadian-based retail businesses with significant international operations, and prior to that Mike practiced Corporate and Commercial law with a mergers and acquisitions/technology focus at leading Winnipeg and Toronto law firms.

Mike has been a member of the Reh-Fit Centre since 2008 and was elected to the Board of Directors in 2014.

 

Linda Horosko, DIRECTOR

Linda Horosko is an information technology professional with nearly 40 years of experience. She retired from Great-West Life as Vice-President, Information Services after 19 years with the company in various information technology management roles in Canada and as Acting CIO, Canada Life – Europe. Prior to joining Great-West Life, Linda spent 20 plus years with the Governments of Manitoba and Saskatchewan in various professional and management roles. She has a BSc (Honours) in Computer Science from the University of Saskatchewan.

Outside of work, Linda enjoys gardening, reading, traveling, researching her family history and genealogy and participating on various committees and ministries in her church. Linda and her husband Andrew have two sons and a daughter.

Linda has been a member of Reh-Fit since 2013. She was elected to the Board of Directors in 2018 and also serves on the Finance Committee.

 

 

Nick Riediger, DIRECTOR

Nicholas is a Red Seal Carpenter and works for PCL Constructors. He is currently working towards his Gold Seal Certification. His volunteer experience includes work with Sister MacNamara Preschool and Infant Daycare.

Nick has a passion for being active and visits the Centre frequently. He has been a member since 2013.

 

Betty Lou Rock, DIRECTOR

Betty Lou Rock is a registered nurse and holds a Masters Degree in Nursing.  Betty Lou has worked in health care in Winnipeg for 30 plus years in the areas of cardiac care and critical care.  She is currently working for STARS air ambulance.  Betty Lou is an active member of the Association or Registered Nurses of Manitoba and serves on their finance committee.

Betty Lou has been a member at Reh-fit for several years and believes strongly in the values and activities of the Centre.  She enjoys regular work-outs, yoga, and coffee time with other members.

 

Peter Withoos, DIRECTOR

Peter Withoos has been a member of the Reh-Fit Centre for 24 years. Recently retired from a 43-year career in the construction industry, Peter has board experience with the Winnipeg Construction Association and the Canadian Construction Association.

Peter spent most of his career as Chief Estimator for several large construction companies and, in the latter years, was a Principle of M.D. Steele Construction where he was responsible for overall management including cost control, project management, safety, estimating, accounting, human resources, and bonding.

Board experience acquired by Peter has included acting as Chairman of the Winnipeg Construction Association where he also chaired the Bylaw Review Committee and Nominating Committee. He served the Canadian Construction Association as Provincial Vice-Chair and Director at Large.

In 2017, Peter was awarded an Honorary Life Membership in the Winnipeg Construction Association in recognition of his exemplary and outstanding service to the Association.

 

Rhonda Findlater, DIRECTOR APPOINTED BY THE ST. BONIFACE HOSPITAL

Rhonda is currently the Executive Director Clinical Programs & Chief Nursing Officer (at St Boniface Hospital). Rhonda oversees nursing practice in addition to the orientation and ongoing development of staff at St. Boniface Hospital.  Rhonda has a degree in nursing and is currently completing a Masters of Arts Degree in Healthcare Leadership at Royal Roads University.

Cardiac and intensive care nursing has been the focus of her career spanning over 30 years in which she has held leadership roles in the areas of cardiac surgery, intensive care and nursing education.  Seeing firsthand the devastating effects of unhealthy eating and lack of physical activity, Rhonda is committed to the education and promotion of a healthy and active lifestyle for all ages.

Rhonda was appointed to the Board as a representative of the St. Boniface Hospital in June 2018.