Rosabel Bong is passionate about movement and community. Growing up with martial arts and kicking things since about age 11, Rosabel holds a black belt in Hapkido. She is active in Calgary fitness and enjoys helping people to become the best version of themselves. With teaching roles at four different studios she instructs everything from yoga, to mma bootcamps, to boxing, to spin, and you can find her at Athlima Fitness, Yoga and Beyond, Undrcard Boxing studio, as well as illume Hot Yoga. She is also a certified personal trainer and has helped individuals develop programs that work, including for special populations.
Rosabel also has her honours degree in Biotechnology, she currently volunteers with Prospect Human services to help bring movement to the lives of people with disabilities.
Martin Parnell is the Best-Selling author of MARATHON QUEST and RUNNING TO THE EDGE and speaks on having a “Finish the Race Attitude – Overcoming Obstacles to Achieve Your Full Potential”. Martin has written for, or been covered by CNN, BBC, CBC, The Huffington Post, The Globe and Mail, The National Post, Runners World, Men’s Journal, Canadian Business, and Maclean’s.
In a five year period, from 2010 to 2014, Martin completed 10 extreme endurance “Quests” including running 250 marathons in one year and raising $1.3m for the humanitarian organization Right To Play.
Lourdes is an Urban Planner and entrepreneur. She is an alumna of the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of General Studies and a Masters in Environmental Design. She shares her time as the Director of Hive Developments, Soma Hammam & Spa, and doing community work with non-profits she founded, Leftovers Foundation and Moonlight Market Foundation.
She was appointed to Calgary Planning Commission in 2016, on the Board of Directors with the Downtown Association, Hong Kong Canada Business Association, and Calgary Homeless Foundation, a mentor for Futurepreneur Canada, an advisor of the United Way of Calgary and Area and the Haskayne School of Business. She enjoys the many fitness classes that Calgary has to offer such as spin, boxing, and yoga. In the summer months, she enjoys running along the river.