Cherry Rock History

Cherry Rock Lifestyle was founded in 2008 when my husband and I lived in the Okanagan Valley. Using the elements of nature to support health and wellness, the logo was formed by using a cherry and the mountain in the background. Cheris’ nickname is also Cherry. Cheris was born and raised in southern Alberta and returned home in 2013.

Mission: I am a movement advocate who helps people regain their independence, take back their self-worth and improve their relationships while aiding in the maintenance of the Activities of Daily Living (ADL). 

Vision: To help all people make personal lifestyle changes that promotes health, fitness, holistic nutrition and wellness over a lifetime.

Cherry Rock Lifestyle also provides onsite and offsite group wellness/fitness classes holistic nutritional consultants and plans and in-studio or home personal ADL rehabilitation/maintenance services.


AFLCA (Alberta Fitness Leadership Certification Association) Certified Fitness Instructor

  • Aquatic Exercise, Group Fitness, Older Adult and Resistance Training

BC Arthritis Society – Arthritis 101 for Fitness Instructors

Walk BC/BCRPA Regional Leader Training “Learning to Take the Lead”

Fit 4 Defense Instructor (Anti-bulling prevention program – Youth & Seniors)

Keenfit Certified Pole Walking Instructor/Affiliate

Water Art GOLD Certified Instructor

  • Kidz Fitness, Arthritis, Senior & Special Populations and Mind Body Wellness
  • Land/Aquatic Personal Trainer
  • Weight Management Consultant

Yoga Alliance Registered 200hrs Yoga Teacher
South Okanagan Yoga Academy (SOYA)

Pain Care Aware(TM) Yoga Certified Instructor – Integrating Yoga Therapy and pain care for people in pain

Thrive Yoga Certified Instructor –  providing research evidenced-based yoga to people with Cancer & Living Beyond Cancer and their support person(s)

Trauma Centred Yoga Instructor – providing skills, knowledge to integrate a trauma informed lens into a yoga class

Yoga for All Certified Instructor – For all Shapes, Sizes, Abilities and Diverse Communities 


  • Bachelors in Kinesiology
  • Master in Education/Adult Education & Training
  • Diploma in Holistic Nutrition (C.H.N)
  • Chronic Pain Self-Management Facilitator
  • Chronic Disease Self-Management Facilitator
  • Health Change Associate – level 1 & 2
  • Healthy Eating & Lifestyle certificate – Canadian School of Natural Nutrition


  • Chronic Disease/Pain Self-Management Program –  In-class and on-line facilitator
  • Dragon Boat Canada – Level 1 Community Coaching
  • Standard First Aid, CPR C and AED with O2
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • National Coaching Certification Program – Level I & II
  • Sound Healer – Level 1&2 certified (Crystal Bowls & Tuning Forks) – LIFECHANGING Energy(TM) 
  • The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award – Young Canadians Challenge – GOLD
  • Lord Strathcona Medal – Excellence in Military Athletic Leadership

Board of Directors

  • Parents as Teachers – Alberta South Region       
       – Director at Large – Parent Representative

How I can help you:

Chronic Pain Self-Management (12 part series)

At Work: De-escalating Angry Customers and Exercising at Your Desk

Goal Setting 101 – Practical Tools to Stay On Track

Manage Stress and Boost Immunity, Stress Management 2.0–Building Resilience

Meditation 101 – How to Get started

Nutrition – Eat Right to Boost Energy, How to Read and Understand Food Labels, The Skinny on Trans Fats and Good Fats, Boost Metabolism and Curb Cravings, Exercise and Nutrition while traveling

Sleep Management: Weight Gain, Tools and Coaching

Using Exercise Bands

Pole Walking

and much more!