The Creation of RUNYourLife

Our Coaches
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Kristen Johnson

Kristen Johnson

Coach Kristen Johnson

  • Can Fit Pro certified
  • Fitness bikini competitor

My passion is personal training and getting results people never thought possible. The best way to accomplish this is through support, guidance and a great coach! Being a part of the RUNYourLife Coaching team and The Project 10 Challenge I get to bring the best of both worlds together, Knowledgeable training as well as a prove and great nutritional platform. I frequently receive questions from many people asking about nutritional advice, workouts, training advice etc. As a trainer I have confidence that the RUNYourLife Coaching program is a fantastic way to share my knowledge, education and skills with those who seek help with their fitness and weight loss goals. From weight loss goal to hitting the stage as a fitness competitor we have the best programs for you, designed and tailored just for you and your goals.

I have many years of experience in the fitness industry. Prior to RUNYouLife I was a top trainer at a large commercial gym and the coordinator of a women’s only boot camp for the largest boot camp company in Canada, therefore, I know I have the skills to help you achieve all of your goals! I currently reside in Las Vegas, spend my time sharing the challenge, working with clients, hitting the gym and pursuing my passion of traveling.

I look forward to crushing your health and fitness goals together.


Kristen Johnson
Coach Kristen Johnson

Kristin Hazzard

Kristin Hazzard

Coach Kristin Hazzard

  • British Columbia College of Teachers Professional Certificate #L179327
  • Ministere de l’Education de Quebec, du Loisir et du Sport Brevet d’enseignement #BR143406
  • Level 2 Hockey
  • Level 1 Gymnastics
  • Level 1 Soccer
  • Level 1 Volleyball
  • Level 1 Basketball
  • Level 1 Referee Hockey
  • Level 1 Umpire Softball
  • Level 2 Occupational First Aid
  • First Responders First Aid

Awards & Achievements

  • 2014 MVP honours at the Western Canadian Shield AA Women’s Hockey Championships
  • 2014 selected to coach the Sr Girls Allstar team for the Surrey basketball stars
  • 2013 Vi Model Finalist and 1st Runner up in Canada
  • 2013 Sandra Wickham Fall Classic First call out – 5th overall in Bikini Class
  • 2013 Spring League and Fall League Slo Pitch Champions
  • 2014 BC Sr Women’s AA Hockey Provincial Champions -team Captain
  • 2013 BC Sr Women’s AA Hockey Provincial Champions -team Captain
  • 2012 BC Sr Women’s AA Hockey Provincial Champions -team Captain
  • 2009 Surrey Firefighter’s Goodwill Basketball Classic Ladder Division Champions – Coach
  • 2008 Surrey Firefighter’s Goodwill Basketball Classic Ladder Division Champions – Coach
  • 2007 Team BC – Esso Women’s Nationals Hockey
  • 2006 CIS Bronze Medalist Women’s Hockey
  • 2006 QSSF Champion Women’s Hockey
  • 2005-04 CIS Academic All Canadian
  • 2002 Surrey Youth Award for Citizenship

Sports, fitness, and helping others achieve their goals are my passions! I am a Physical Education teacher, a coach for numerous sports, a fitness competitor, and as a participant and key player on many elite athletic teams I am also a role model. With this I feel comes great responsibility and as a result my main goal is to inspire people to live healthy and active lifestyles through The RunYourLife Coaching program.

I attended McGill University and received a Bachelor of Education degree majoring in Physical Education, and a double minor in Kinesiology and History. I then pursued further graduate studies in Physical Education at SFU.

Throughout this time I played 3 varsity sports in University (hockey, basketball, and volleyball) and competed at Nationals 5 times, earning 3 medals. I also played a year in the WWHL as part of the professional women’s hockey league. I am very athletic and competitive. I love to play sports, workout, travel, shop, be with friends, and find new adventures to partake in! I have a lot to teach and a ton of experience to share so If you decide that you too would like to take on an adventure with your health I would love to help you out every step of the way!

Kristin Hazzard
Coach Kristin Hazzard

Stephanie Vignery

Stephanie Vignery

Coach Stephanie Vignery

  • Group Exercise instructor
  • Fitness model
  • Mom with a 6 pack!

I have been in the health and fitness industry for over 10 years. I am 38 years old, a mom of 2 small children, a wife and a business entrepreneur. I love helping people look and feel their best through the RUNYourLife Coaching program along with the Project 10 Challenge. Having a former certification as a group exercise instructor, and placing top 10 in my first ever fitness competition at the age of 38 my passion is to Inspire, influence, empower people and to challenge them to live a healthier lifestyle. I love being a part of the RUNYourLife Coaching program because first and foremost I have been through the program myself so I know how it impacted my life. Now it is time for me to pay it forward and help impact the lives of others whether it is to lose weight, build muscle, lean up, have more energy, or just maintain a healthy way of eating and exercising. I am a firm believer that when people get healthy physically, their emotional, mental, and spiritual health improves and I want nothing more than to be a part of your fitness journey.

Coach Stephanie Vignery

Mia St-Aubin

Mia St-Aubin

My Story –
Mia St-Aubin, Founder

I was 10 years old when I ran my first 5km. We used to spend the summer at camp as a family and so it was only natural that my brother and I ran our first race together on the roads that were our summer play ground. I was basically hooked from that first race and growing up I knew that this was something that would forever be a part of my life.

I was fortunate to grow up in a family where we were active and exercised for fun. Early on, my parents knew the importance of sports and healthy living so growing up, my brother Martin and I played every sport we could (and did pretty well with them!)

Mia’s Experience/credentials
  • NCCP Level one track and field coach
  • NCCP Run, Jump, Throw certified
  • Can Fit Pro Certified
  • Functional Assessment Certified-Optimal Body Personal Training
  • Program design certified-Optimal Body Personal Training
  • Canadian National Level Guide Runner for the blind
  • Former Ottawa Lions Track and Field Member
  • WBFF Champion
  • Cover model
  • Spokesperson and fitness figure

I competed at high levels throughout high school and university being a part of many championships in basketball, track and field, competitive swimming, volleyball, baseball, skiing and snowboarding.

Looking back I know that the interpersonal skills and confidence that I have gained through knowing how to take care of my body and through playing with teams have got me to where I am today.

There was a point in my life when I think my sports is what got me through struggles in my life. When I was 12 years old my parents and I began to notice that I wasn’t learning like I should be. I was having trouble understanding assignments in school and I was having a hard time finishing my homework on my own. I was getting frustrated.

We decided it would be good for me to go see an educational psychologist to see what was going on. Many lengthy tests and many meetings later, I was devastated to find out I was “different”. To this day I don’t know the exact terminology that is used to describe my learning disability but nevertheless, I have a learning disability. From start to finish, high school was just one big struggle. There were a lot of successes along the way but not without a lot of help and hard work along the way!

During those years, I played a lot of sports and I was good at it! I would stay after school or use up my lunch time and free periods to get help from my wonderful teachers who helped me with my schoolwork. When that was finished, I would head to track practice or wake up early so I could get some more shots in on the court to make sure I was getting better. Athletics was my life and it was where I excelled. Sports are how I got through it.

I got all the help I could from my teachers and worked my butt off and after all, I graduated with honors and went on to graduate university with a double major in Criminology and Psychology. Without a doubt, I know that I was able to put my efforts in to school the way I did because I had an outlet. I had something that I could do that was fun, kept me in shape, and that is what kept me going.

After University, I continued with my track and field career until the age of 27. Some of those hard practices on the track, to this day, I’m not sure how I mustered up the strength to finish – hours of gruelling training and constant repetitions to get it just right. I realized one day that because all that I had been through and all that I had learned, I wanted to teach what I had learned through athletics to other people and share the impact it had on my life.

There’s no doubt in my mind that what I was able to accomplish on the track or on the court when I was in high school set me up to RUN my life. It let me take on life’s problems with more ease. I knew that if I could accomplish what I could physically then I could do almost anything.

I got a taste of what it was like to help someone else when in athletics I competed on the Canadian National Para-track and field team. I was a guide runner for a blind athlete on the team, I was essentially her eyes. We put in many hours of training together and developed a strong relationship that I will cherish. I then worked in gyms teaching others for a big corporation what I had learned hoping to make a difference one client at a time. With a roster of over 30 clients many, many hours later I thought that there had to be another way. There had to be a way for me to help more people at a time. That’s when I embarked on this journey.

For the past 5 years, I have devoted my life to learning how to teach others how to RUN their life. Combining what I’ve learned from my mentors and through my real life experience, I believe with all of my being that if you take care of yourself physically, if you allow yourself some time each day to be active, you will learn to develop the tools you need to take on anything life can throw your way.

My hope is to teach others how to RUN their lives through exercise. Teaching that if you can push yourself in the gym then you can push yourself in every aspect of your life. You can push yourself to open that business you’ve always been dreaming of, to go for that promotion you’ve always wanted, to think outside the box and dream a little.

Fitness has helped me unlock the life of my dreams and I want, more than anything, to share that with the world.
Mia St-Aubin
Founder of RUNYourLife Coaching


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Emily HillstromRUNYourLife Coaching has helped take my training to the next level. The program was easy to follow and maintain with my busy schedule. The newsletters, Facebook group and exercise videos were great additions to the program, and effective reference points. But, no matter the time or day, Mia was always there to answer my questions. She calmed my biggest fears, and gave me the right amount of encouragement to stay focused and to keep working hard. Only 2 months in, and I am already so impressed with my results. When you join RUNYourLife Coaching, you become part of a family – one that supports you, motivates you and pushes you to be your best. I am 4 days out from my biggest competition, and I’ve never felt more confident. I couldn’t have achieved any of this without Mia and RUNYourLife Coaching!

- Emily Hillstrom - Competitive Dancer and Beauty Pageant Competitor
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