Lindsey Hogan believes if everyone were just a little more active, we would be a lot better off.

At the end of 2022, Hogan launched a website filled with downloadable workout videos and education seminars. The idea is to inspire those who are intimidated by the gym, live rurally or don’t have equipment at home to get moving.

“I think that people underestimate their abilities,” says Hogan. “If you were to make very, very small changes you would notice leaps and bounds of difference. You are capable of more than you think you are.”

As a Grade 9 teacher for outdoor education and sports medicine, Hogan inspires young adults to get outside and take care of their bodies.

She’s also coached volleyball, basketball and hockey, and helped people with disabilities get more active through swimming.

In 2022, Hogan completed her first full ironman competition – a 3.9-kilometre swim, 180.2-kilometre cycle and 42.2-kilometre run in Penticton, B.C., where she came in ninth in her age category.

Jessica Hogan wanted to nominate her sister because she saw just how hard Lindsey trained and works to inspire others.

“Lindsey trained for months for this race,” Jessica says. “I truly believe her hard work and passion for fitness and health deserves to be recognized.”