The RxTGA program is a proven, evidence-based and practically engineered solution to assist physicians, and other health care professionals, help their patients become more physically active. With a focus on building behavioural change, a ‘RxTGA’ motivates people to move into action.
To Create an integrated partnership between primary care and recreation to promote the importance of regular physical activity.
To utilize physical activity prescriptions to promote participation in movement and exercise in the community, on-line and within recreation/fitness facilities to promote the importance of regular physical activity.
To Inspire, Move, Thrive
Everything we do we believe will lead to a higher quality of life for the participant. We want them to Thrive!
We help participants thrive by providing physical activity opportunities and support that is:
Looking for more energy? Better sleep? Prevention of most chronic diseases? Regular physical activity can give you this and so much more! Watch this short video to learn how Prescription to Get Active works!
As a National Not-For-Profit, Prescription To Get Active is governed by an elected Board of Directors. The board oversees the organization on a national level. Locally the program is powered by dedicated members that have formed Chapters. Each Chapter is organized within a geographical region and consists of healthcare members, recreation members and program supporters.
Scott Wildeman - President
Scott has been active in the fitness industry for 21 years, serving as a Personal Trainer, Group Fitness instructor and in various management and leadership positions. Scott is currently a partner in KidStrong Canada and the past president of the Fitness Industry Council of Canada. From 2000 to 2021 Scott was a leader and partner with the GYMVMT / World Health / Spa Lady group of fitness clubs. During his tenure the organization was recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed companies and had received the designation as the Achievers top 50 most engaged workplaces in North America. In 2015 Scott was recognized as one of the top cycling instructors in Canada.
Maureen Hagan - Secretary
Maureen (Mo) Hagan, is a global fitness ambassador, recognized for her work and leadership in the fitness industry that spans almost 4 decades. She is an international award-winning fitness professional, recognized as Canada’s Top 10 Women of Power in 2020 and a Top 100 Health Influencer for 4 years in a row. Mo is Chief Operating Officer for canfitpro – Canada’s leading fitness education authority and her passion for moving people extends beyond the fitness industry as a licensed physiotherapist and, with her work on the National Board of Directors for Prescription To Get Active.
Jason Schenher - Treasurer
Jason has spent over 25 years in the public sector, specifically in health care. His last 15 years have been in primary care, working with Family Physicians, in leadership roles. He is currently the Executive Director of the Highland Primary Care Network (PCN). Jason also holds a Bachelor of Commerce as well as a Master’s in Business Administration.
Dr. Fariba Aghajafari - Director
Dr. Fariba Aghajafari is an academic family physician and associate professor at the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary. She completed her training in Family Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. She has obtained a master’s degree in Clinical Epidemiology from University of Toronto and a PhD in Health Services Research from University of Calgary. Dr. Aghajafari teaching and research involve evidence-based medicine, pregnancy and child health, nutrition, refugee health and health services research in primary care.
Steve Allan - Director
Steve is currently the Executive Director for the Alberta Recreation and Parks Association. He has been with the Association for over 20 years with a career that started with a practicum student opportunity. Steve has a BA in Recreation Administration from the University of Alberta, a Finance Diploma from NAIT and has a CAE designation from the Canadian Society of Association Executives. He lives in Edmonton with his wife and son and enjoys outdoor activities including soccer and mountain biking.
Lisa Dare - Director
Lisa is an accredited professional executive coach, facilitator, consultant, and entrepreneur with expertise in leadership, organizational effectiveness, and impact development. She is the CEO and principal of Lisa Dare and Associates a coaching and consulting firm that has worked with clients from diverse industries and at various levels of organizations. She has been an AFLCA certified fitness leader for more than 10 years teaching group fitness at the City of Calgary and other private facilities.
Sara Hodson - Director
Sara Hodson is one of Canada’s leading experts in exercise as medicine, an advocate for physician-prescribed exercise, and a sought-after speaker on the role exercise plays in the prevention and treatment of chronic conditions and mental health. Hodson is a wellness visionary who has devoted her career to creating inclusive cultures where everyone is supported along their health journey. A trained Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Hodson began her career in cardiac rehabilitation and diabetes management. She launched LIVE WELL Exercise Clinic in 2011 – a supportive, supervised exercise environment focused on the management and prevention of chronic health conditions. In the last ten years, LIVE WELL has grown exponentially with franchises in four Canadian provinces, and since COVID-19 began launched a virtual platform to serve members in remote parts of Canada and globally. She is the President of Canada’s Fitness Industry Council (FIC), which advocates for fitness business owners across the country, working closely with federal and provincial health authorities and fitness facilities to encourage business growth, and provide exercise as an essential service for Canadians.
Stephanie Jeffrey - Director
Stephanie Jeffrey BMGNT holds almost 25 years of experience in recreation, fitness, and community development. She believes in not only talking about physical activity but getting out and being active. In addition to her role as the Executive Director of the Manitoba Fitness Council, she is a certified fitness leader, leading classes weekly.
Perry Tucciarone - Director
Perry Tucciarone has successfully owned, managed, and consulted fitness clubs in Canada and the United States for over 25 years. Perry is currently the Director, Business Development & National Accounts for Antaris/Merchant Treasury Services Fitness Club Management Software, Fitness Industry Council of Canada Provincial Council Member and Prescription to Get Active NPC Treasurer. It is this well-rounded experience in the industry which allows Perry to successfully find solutions while maintaining long-term professional relationships with fitness and healthcare industry experts.
Scott Wildeman - President
Mo Hagen - Secretary
Jason Schenher - Treasurer
Jeff Tareta - Executive Director
Lori Longwell - National Administrator