Our Trainers

Regan Fedric and Jane Clark both have six years of proven success in the physician’s office-based IMPACT program, in which hundreds of clients’ lives were transformed. They have over 25 combined years of work in the fitness industry and are both Cancer and Exercise Specialists. Their talents and dedication are proving instrumental in allowing us to increase the scope of the program.

Regan Fedric, Program Director, Co-founder

As Program Director of Sunflower Wellness, Regan Fedric, Cancer and Exercise Specialist, realizes a life-long desire to bridge the worlds of fitness and medicine. A gifted athlete, she was a Division I basketball recruit at the University of Memphis, where she earned a B.S. in Exercise Physiology and a Minor in Biology. Upon graduation, she was also the Director of Operations for the Lady Tiger basketball team at U of M. Regan’s hands-on work with individuals includes work as a PT Aide at the Campbell Clinic; the developer of the Eagle’s Circle at the Lebonheur Medical Center YMCA—-a program for children with asthma and or obesity; as well as work in a cardiac rehabilitation program at Lebonheur.

An opportunity at Western Athletic Clubs led Regan to California in 2000, and in 2002 she co-developed the IMPACT program (Integrating Medical Professionals and Certified Trainers), which was the predecessor to Sunflower Wellness. Regan has amassed thousands of clinical hours and is part of an integrative team that provides compassionate and progressive care to cancer patients at Smith Integrative, UCSF Helen Diller Cancer Center, Marin Cancer Institute, and Kaiser Permanente.

While known for her commitment to the cancer community, her reputation is that of a uniquely gentle and empathetic soul that clients truly want to be around.

Jane Clark, Program Coordinator

Jane Clark, is a Coordinator for Sunflower Wellness at The San Francisco Bay Club, a Cancer Exercise Specialist, a Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor. Since the early 1990’s, Jane has worked as a fitness professional in the Bay Area, serving as a Fitness Director for the Chevron Corporation, The University of California San Francisco and Western Athletic Clubs.

Jane is devoted to the field of cancer and exercise and has produced and presented continuing education workshops on the subject matter to other trainers and instructors. Jane was a co-creator of the IMPACT program (Integrating Medical Professionals and Certified Trainers) with Regan Fedric. Jane currently teaches cancer related classes at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at UCSF, and at The San Francisco Bay Club. She has taught and presented at The Survivorship Program at UCSF, The CARE program at San Francisco General and the Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic.

Jane co-created the Exercise Counseling program at UCSF, introduced it to Stanford University and has worked on a pilot program at Kaiser Permanente. Jane and Regan are also training other individuals on the skills necessary to become an Exercise Counselor.

Jane is certified as a Health Fitness Instructor and CET (Cancer Exercise Trainer) by ACSM, the American College of Sports Medicine, and as a Personal Trainer and Continuing Education Provider by ACE, the American Council on Exercise. Jane also holds a certificate from The University of Northern Colorado Greeley as a Cancer Exercise Specialist and is certified in Pilates Mat & Equipment. She is also trained in Degriefing, a holistic approach to Grief & Loss. Jane was recognized by IHRSA (International Health & Racquet Sport Association) as an Emerging Woman in Leadership.

Jane’s work highlights laughter and play – she believes exercise should be fun!

Ginny Erwin, Exercise Counselor

Growing up in beautiful Marin County California gave Ginny a true appreciation of nature and wellness. Ginny's passion for living a healthy lifestyle is how she helps to motivate and coach others to practice preventative health care -- Self-care.

Ginny graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics, and a master’s degree in Nutrition Marketing and Communications.

She is a registered, licensed dietitian. She is a certified Cancer Exercise Specialist with the American College of Sports Medicine and a certified personal trainer with the American Council on Exercise. She is a recognized expert in sports nutrition, fitness, and wellness coaching. Ginny is one of only a handful of dietitians that is certified by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in Adult & Teen Weight Management.

Ginny has over seventeen years of experience working in the field of nutrition and fitness. She has worked in corporate wellness with Goldman Sachs in Chicago, taught culinary-nutrition at Kendall College in Chicago, and headed the performance nutrition department at the Institute of Human Performance in Boca Raton, FL. Her services include: fitness training, nutrition counseling, nutrition seminars, “healthy house calls”, grocery store tours, and culinary-nutrition classes.

Ginny co-authored a children’s book called “What Color is a Pickle Pie”. A fun colorful story that encourages children to eat their fruits and vegetables. She is also a member of the California Dietetic Association, Food & Culinary Dietetics Practice Group.

Jenny Johnson, Exercise Counselor

Jenny Johnson obtained her B.S. degree in Exercise Science from Minnesota State University, Moorhead in 2000. She is a Certified Exercise Physiologist and Certified Cancer Exercise Specialist with the American College of Sports Medicine. She also holds a Degriefing Practitioner Level II designation.

In 2003, Jenny relocated to the Bay Area after spending two years developing and implementing fitness programs for orthopedic and oncology patients of a regional medical clinic in Minnesota, as the Fitness Director. As a Certified Personal Trainer at Bay Club Marin, she began working with IMPACT (Integrating Medical Professionals And Certified Trainers) as the coordinator of the Marin program in 2005. Shortly after, she was asked to assist a group of medical professionals at the San Francisco VA hospital in developing a fitness program for returning female veterans dealing with post-war wounds and PTSD. Dedicated to helping people somatically and physically recover from injuries and illnesses, Jenny was selected as Best in the Bay Area for personal training in the North Bay by The San Francisco Magazine in 2007.

Tricia Probert, Exercise Counselor

In 1999 while her sister, Christine, went through breast cancer surgery and chemotherapy, Tricia remembers the doctors recommending "rest, rest and more rest." This was before the medical community realized the benefits of exercise during cancer treatments.

Tricia feels strongly that exercise needs to be fun, so she was drawn to water workouts. Certified since 2001 as an Aquatic Fitness Professional, she originally worked one-on-one with cancer patients through our IMPACT program. Since 2009 she has been teaching our Sunflower Wellness Aqua Empower class. In the pool, participants bounce, hop, run, kick and push the water, as it pushes back. The water is supportive while being resistive; it is healing, yet challenging. The water supports and lifts both bodies and spirits. The pool creates a space for all to share energy and camaraderie.

In addition to leading water workouts for cancer survivors, Tricia teaches babies to swim, guides pregnant women through aqua fitness classes---and swims a lap or two herself! When not in a pool, Tricia enjoys traveling, camping, hiking, biking, star gazing and reading. She also enjoys sharing laughs and good food with friends and family along with her best friend and husband, Jerry.

Tricia is certified with the American College of Sports Medicine Cancer Exercise Trainer certification.

Julie Grosvenor, Exercise Counselor

Julie Grosvenor is a Personal Trainer and Cancer and Exercise Specialist with education and experience in Adaptive Fitness. Julie has led the Stanford Living Strong Living Well cancer recovery exercise program at the El Camino YMCA in Mountain View since 2009. She has also run the Active Older Adult program and been a trainer for the Cardiac Rehab program at the El Camino Y. Julie's past athletic/dance experience and knowledge of Pilates has enabled her to effectively serve her clients through energy, adaptive physical challenge and education. Julie has additional credentials in Early Childhood Education, is a mother of two boys, and has a mother, an aunt, and a father in law who are cancer survivors in her family. Julie is known at El Camino for her positive and supportive instruction in strength training and meditative stretch classes. Many members at El Camino Y began with Julie's Living Strong Living Well class and decided to join the Y to change their health and wellness habits. Julie is a certified Cancer Exercise Specialist (CES) from the Cancer Exercise Training Institute, and is certified by the American College of Sports Medicine as a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) and a Cancer Exercise Trainer (CET).

Charis Pontis, Exercise Counselor

Charis is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, having completed the UCSD certification program in Fitness Instruction/Exercise Science. She also completed an internship in cardiac rehabilitation at Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine and worked with wounded warriors at Naval Medical Center, as well as at various senior facilities in San Diego, CA. She was a volunteer fitness trainer working with active duty Marines rehabilitating at Camp Pendleton in Oceanside, CA.

Charis is also a Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer (via ACSM), a Certified Pilates Mat Instructor (PhysicalMind Institute), Certified Arthritis Foundation Instructor, Certified Gravity Instructor (TotalGym), Certified Spin Instructor (Schwin) and is CPR/AED certified. She studied Complex Decongestive Physiotherapy for Lymphedema at the Foeldi School and Clinic in Germany, including Cadaver Study of Lymphatic Systems at University Hospital, Zurich.

She also has an MBA from George Washington University, Washington, D.C. and a BA in psychology from Pitzer College, The Claremont Colleges, CA. Prior to becoming a Fitness Trainer, Charis worked for intellectual property law firms (Lyon & Lyon), the federal government (RTC/FDIC), consulting firms (Arthur Andersen, Coopers & Lybrand), and biotech (Chugai/Roche). She has also worked in medical centers (UCSF, Stanford, Scripps, Naval Medical Center San Diego), physical therapy clinics (Bay Sport), gyms (Bay Club, YMCA, TriCity Wellness), and senior communities (Wesley Palms, White Sands).

Pauline Goloubef, Exercise Counselor

Pauline is a Fitness Instructor and Cancer Exercise Trainer. She teaches the Exercise for Health class for Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program. In addition, Pauline has been a Master Instructor and Development Coach at Alkalign Studios for both Corporate and Franchise studios since April 2011. In this role she guides and supports instructors while they train in new class formats. She also teaches an integrated style class that includes core strength, balance, alignment, propieception along with functionality.

When not teaching, you can find Pauline with her family. She has two active sons and husband who keep her busy. In her spare time she enjoys running, hiking, baking and reading. She likes to share her passion for fitness and exercise with her clients, friends and family. Pauline is an ACSM-certified Cancer Exercise Trainer (CET).

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