Astellas Pharmaceuticals – Founding Partner

Astellas provided the seed funding to establish the original concept of Refit for Life in 2017.

Novartis – Founding Partner

Novartis provided the funding to establish the Wellness Series in 2022

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Current Partners

If you are interested in partnering with us, please contact kim.renyard@wtgf.org

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Acknowledgements

The following people assisted in the content compilation and evaluation process of the Toolkit

Patricia Painter

Pd.D, Research Associate Professor, USA

Qualifications:
Bachelors Degree  – Biology / Physical Education
Masters Degree – Biological Sciences Physical
Pd.D.    – Education / Exercise Physiology

Click to read Patricia’s Bio

Professor Patria Hume

Professor Human Performance, New Zealand

Qualifications:
PhD (Otago), MSc (Hons), Bsc, PGCert (USA), ISAK 4, NZG Coaching Dilpoma.

Click to read Patria’s Bio

Matthew Wallen

PhD Exercise & Sports Science, Australia

Qualifications:
PhD, BExSS (Hons), AEP, ESSAM

Click to read Matthew’s Bio

Tania Janaudis-Ferreira

Physiotherapist / Assistant Professor, Canada

Qualifications:
BSc(PT), MSc, PhD

Click to read Tania’s Bio

Sunita Mathur

Physiotherpist, Associate Professor, Canada

Qualifications:
PT, PhD

Click to read Sunita’s Bio

Brad Ward

Senior Medical Science Liaison / Anto-Infectives & Transplant Medical Affairs, Astellas USA

Qualifications:
Doctor of Pharmacy, Pharm .D

Dr. Heilie Uys

Nephrology Nursing, South Africa
Kidney Recipient

Qualifications:
M Cur, D Cur (Intensive Nursing Science), Nephrology Nursing

Jean Ernest

Dietician, South Africa

Qualifications:
Bsc Dietetics, Post Grad Diploma Dietetics, NHD Food Technology

Click to read Jean’s Bio

Nicole Ribeiro

Dietician, South Africa

Qualifications:
Bachelors Degree (Bsc) & Masters Degree

Click to read Nicole’s Bio

Dr Kevin Subban

Sports Medicine Practitioner, Prime Human Performance Institute, South Africa

Qualifications:
B.Sc (Physiology and Microbiology), MB.ChB and an M.Med Sc

Website: www.primehp.co.za

Mr Chris Thomas

CEO Transplant Australia

Ms Liz Schick

Liver Recipient, Switzerland
WTGF President

Dr Claude LaFlamme

Kidney Recipient, Ontario, Canada
Fit for Life! Ambassador
Qualifications:
MD FRCPC MHSC

Dr Ka Foon Chau

Consultant, Department of Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hong Kong
Former WTGF Medical Committee Chair

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Series Contributors

The following Instructors provided the content for the Exercise Program and Wellness Series

Justin Bircher

Instructor for Rehabilitation Exercise Program

Website: www.thebio.co.za

Tina Clark

Instructor for Beginners Yoga & Embodying your Transplant Series

Website: www.tinaclarkewellness.com

Arturo Velasco

Instructor for Sports Psychology Series

Website: www.activamentemexico.com

Emily Campbell

Registered Dietitian – Nutrition for Kidney Health

Website: www.kidneynutrition.ca

Eliza Bell

Instructor for Transplant Coaching Series

Julie Elliott and Liz Witherspoon

Instructors for Mindfulness Series

Website: www.simplicitycoaching.co.za

Grey Brett

Instructor for Guided Series

Website: www.goalembassy.ca

Charis Maguire

Instructor for Pilates Series

Website: www.igniteco.website

Lisa Manzo

Instructor for PurEnergy Series

Website: www.purenergystudios.ca

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Supporters

*Individuals should seek approval from their Health Care Professional prior to registering for this program and engaging in exercise activities

Register to gain access to the Refit Exercise Program (prescribed exercise programs with accompanying videos) and the Wellness Series (8 – 10 part video courses designed to help you live right, move right and eat right)