She leads GoodLife Fitness’ culture of caring, oversees a team of 13,300 Associates and is an expert in staff engagement, retention, development. She is a firm believer in creating a culture of caring, where employees are a vital part of decision making and feel valued and rewarded in their jobs. As VP, People & Culture, Alana is focused on acquiring the best talent, keeping them engaged in their jobs and growing GoodLife’s people and business through learning and succession planning.
During two decades with GoodLife Fitness, Alana has held positions ranging from front desk reception, to club manager, to manager of learning and development. She has been responsible for opening new club locations across Canada and knows what it takes to get, keep and grow a team of more than 13,300 GoodLife Associates.
Before working in the fitness business, Alana worked for a non-profit company called Up with People, an international, non-profit, non-religious group in which youth travel the world for a year, living with host families, doing community service and entertaining audiences with a musical show.
Alana has a bachelor’s degree in geography and international development from University of Guelph.
When she’s not working, you can find Alana mountain biking, water skiing, participating in any winter sport and spending time with her two daughters.