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About Surefire Fitness About Surefire Fitness
Owner and operator, Kathryn McKenzie, has always had a passion for sports and fitness. She accepted a volleyball scholarship at UBC and graduated with a Bachelor of Human Kinetics.  
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Personal Training
Golf Fitness Assessments
Small Group Training
Health & Fitness Consulting
Sport Specific Conditioning
Custom Fitness Programs
Group Fitness Classes
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About Us


Kathryn (Kate) McKenzie (B.HKin, B.Ed, PTS)

Speaker,  Author, Sport Conditioning Specialist & Group Fitness Instructor

Owner/Operator of Surefire Fitness

email: or phone: (204) 802-3131

Degrees & Certifications

Diploma in Physical Education (Vancouver Island University)
Bachelor of Human Kinetics (University of British Columbia)
Bachelor of Education (University of British Columbia)

Certified Personal Trainer & Advanced Sport Conditioning Specialist

TRX Functional Training & TRX Group Suspension Trainining Certified

Precision Nutrition Certified Coach (Pn1)


Fun Facts


Current Health & Fitness Expert on the CJOB Radio Morning Show

Author of bestselling book ‘Throw Your Scale Away! Reclaiming the True Meaning of Health & Fitness’

Appears weekly on the Peggy 99.1 morning show to chat about health, fitness and to record the 'Bodcast'

Bilingual English/French

Likes: Travelling to new places, pizza, being outside, playing hockey & general ridiculousness
Dislikes: Olives, flat tires in the middle of winter

Loves: Helping others get stronger, move better & feel more awesome!

Awards & Accomplishments


YM/YWCA Women of Distinction Award Nominee
Finalist for Canadian Fitness Professional of the Year
BNI President of the Year
Human Kinetics Award (UBC)
Volleyball - All Canadian, Captain & Setter at UBC, Canada West All Star, Australian Volleyball League
Tennis- Assistant Teaching Pro, MB Player of the Year

Golf - Team Manitoba, National Amateur Championships

Sydney Half Marathon & Manitoba Marathon Finisher

Athlete of the Year, Academic Excellence & Academic All-Canadian Awards

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David Grad (B.Ed, PTS)

Group Fitness Instructor & Personal Trainer


Dave is a former competitive swimmer who received his Bachelor of Education degree at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay. 

He is a Certified Personal Trainer Specialist with a background of coaching in various sports and will be assisting with numerous Surefire projects including our Group Fitness and Personal Training Programs.


He continues to stay active by playing recreational soccer while learning the latest techniques in sport conditioning. His hockey allegiance remains in question...




Stephanie Penelton (B.Kin)

Group Fitness Instructor & Personal Trainer


Steph has loved sport and fitness her entire life! She continues to play recreational soccer while coaching and playing competitive rugby. She has just completed her Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of Manitoba.

Steph has a passion for sport and healthy living and enjoys helping people improve their quality of life by achieving their fitness goals. She is always keeping her eyes and ears open for new research, techniques and information that help make her a better trainer and is excited to share that passion with you!

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