About

Internal to external healing is at the core of who we are, and what we believe.

The Healix brand represents ultimate wellness and the evolving nature of the human body. As the exclusive, certified provider of Fascial Stretch Therapy to the West Michigan region, Healix provides solutions as unique as your DNA. Healix is committed to customizing plans for every individual, of any age. Weaving together a potent strand of stretch therapy, personal training and nutrition, Healix represents positive, physical transformation that stems from the inside out. Internal to external healing is at the core of who we are, and what we believe. The Healix brand is dedicated to helping you discover, reach, and maintain the ideal you.


Becky White-Steensma

Healix owner, Becky White-Steensma, is a dedicated strength coach with nearly 22 years of experience transforming bodies. Her passion to help her clients reach their physique goals comes from overcoming her own struggles.

“I put on a lot of weight after my son was born. I wasn’t in a good place. One day I looked in the mirror and said ‘that’s enough.’ I started treating myself like I was a client; wrote a training program, made and kept appointments, and stuck to my nutrition program. I made myself a priority.”

The result was a remarkable transformation story now used to spark clients’ transformations.

Experienced & Certified

  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer
    21 + Years of Experience
  • Licensed Medical Massage Therapist
    Sports Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Guasha technique & Myofascial Release
  • Level 2 Certified Fascial Stretch Therapist
  • NBCA Certified
  • Certified FAT Tool Technician
  • Certified Kinesiology Taping Technician
  • Certified Metabolic Analytics Practitioner: Level 1
  • WBFF Competitor
  • WBFF Chicago 1st Place Winner in 35+ Fitness Category
  • WBFF Chicago 2nd Place in the Fitness Tall Category
  • WBFF LA 5th place 35+ Fitness Category


Staff

Katie Allen

Katie, a recent graduate of Grand Valley State University, earned a degree in sports
management and has a minor in business. She has her personal training certification through
The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). Following this certification, she started her
own training business to help those of all ages reach their health and wellness goals. Katie has
had a passion for fitness dating back to the eighth grade. When she is not lifting weights or
going on a long run, you can find her at her cottage up-north, spending time with family and
friends, traveling, or playing outside with her 1-yr old yellow lab. Katie is excited to help you fall
in love with getting stronger, gaining confidence, and feeling like a healthier you.

Emily Bass

As Director of Customer Relations, Emily will most likely be the first face you see when arriving at Healix! She manages the office in a day-to-day capacity.

Emily has many years of experience in customer relations, ranging from administration to retail, and even spent 2 years as a surgical nurse tech. She has a bachelor’s degree in French language and culture and a minor in Philosophy from Calvin University and spent 2 years as a French tutor for students with disabilities.

She loves to travel, spend time with friends in cute coffee shops and loves to meet new people!

Meghan Chipman

Meghan Chipman

Meghan has years of experience in many administrative and operations fields, including healthcare, finance and education, and a degree in Office Administration. She creates operational processes, and manages vendor relationships and accounting for Healix. She is also a member of the customer service team. Meghan enjoys spending time with her husband and son and completing DIY projects for their home.

Aubree DeRoo

Aubree, graduated with a B.S. in Clinical Exercise Science from Grand Valley State University and is a certified personal trainer and nutrition coach through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).

She has a strong desire to help people of all ages, she has worked with the elderly and middle age population for balance, core strength, and special health conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes. She also has worked with high school athletes to get them mentally and physically ready to continue playing their sport in college.

She enjoys learning about how the human body works and has played sports her whole life creating her love for health and fitness. Aubree is currently a captain of a semi-professional soccer team called the Risers and coaches youth soccer at Michigan Fire Juiniors Based out of Hudsonville, Michigan.

Aubree enjoys working out, spending time with friends and family, hiking, and traveling. She is passionate about helping others be the best versions of themselves and getting them to their individualized goals.

Karri Gabridge

Karri Gabridge

Even though Fascial Stretch Therapy is her first fitness certification, Karri is no stranger to fitness, wellness and athletics. After just retiring from coaching high school volleyball for 15 years, she wanted to continue with her passion to help people. She couldn’t be happier with her decision to join Healix as a Fascial Stretch Therapist. She loves reading, being active and spending time with her family (husband of 26 years and three kids ages, 24, 22 and 20) and friends. 

Michelle Helmholdt

Michelle Helmholdt

Michelle graduated from Aquinas with a Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Business. Michelle has a six year tenure in the field of nutrition and detoxification. Michelle holds certifications in Modern Cupping and Fascial Stretch therapy. Michelle is currently attending Blue Heron Academy pursuing her medical massage license. Michelle believes that knowledge is power and is consistently increasing her skill sets to meet the needs of her clients. Michelle enjoys reading, listening to Podcasts or hanging out with friends and family.

Michelle looks forward to supporting your journey to wellness!

Shanon Hurlbut

Shanon Hurlbut

Shanon received her massage therapy training from The Alabama School of Massage Therapy. She is an experienced massage therapist and a former employee of the Crown Jewel Spa and Salon where she spent 13 years developing her skills as a massage therapist, esthetician and spa manager finally integrating herself into the Cascade community.

She’s proud to have been a single mother of her 20 year old son Grant. She loves traveling with girlfriends, the great outdoors, spending time with those she’s closest to and helping others.

She has a love for all things science and is excited about her Fascial Stretch Training and it’s scientific approach to movement. She is passionate about achieving optimal wellness and helping others reach their goals.

Katie Lowell

Katie’s passion has always been directed towards healing others through a variety of practices. With knowledge in human anatomy and kinesiology, Katie believes that the body has the ability to heal itself and she offers her knowledge through practicing medical massage. Katie focuses on reconnecting her patients with their body, both physically and mentally. She enjoys working on each individual patient offering an effective, yet relaxing massage.

Katie received her license in medical massage therapy from Irenes Myomassology Institute in 2012. She has worked in Grand Rapids hospitals and chiropractic offices giving her a wide variety of patients with all sorts of needs. Katie also has training in cupping therapy, which brings long lasting relief, increase in range of motion, and flexibility to applied areas.

Since, Katie has been passionate and motivated about the healing abilities that physical touch has to offer to the body. 

In her free time, Katie enjoys working out, hiking, trying out local restaurants and connecting with her community.

Nicole McCarrell

Nicole is a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant and has experience performing various manual techniques including soft tissue massage, PNF, functional massage, and joint mobilization. Nicole graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science, specializing in Health and Fitness Instruction and is a Certified Personal Trainer with the National Strength and Conditioning Association. She has experience working with a wide variety of clients ranging from athletes to post-op patients. Nicole has a Level 1 Precision Nutrition certification, as well as certifications in LifeStretch, Stretching Anatomy, Jump Training, and Speed and Agility. She also has experience with TRX, battle ropes, kinesiotaping, and calisthenic movements. Nicole believes in the importance of building a solid foundation and strives to help her clients discover and combat their sources of pain or limitations to both improve quality of life and movement. In her spare time, Nicole enjoys working out, reading, listening to podcasts, catching up with friends, and going on adventures with her dog Saint.

Jolie Mosser

Jolie Mosser

Jolie is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Human Relations. Since receiving her certification in personal training from Blue Heron Academy 13 years ago, Jolie has earned her Kettle Bell Level I certification, Yoga Tune-Up Level 1 cert and most recent Fascial Stretch Practitoner Level 2 cert. She has competed in 13 bodybuilding shows in both figure and bikini divisions. Jolie brings a positive energy with her enthusiasm and passion for helping others. She is excited to add this innovative system to help her clients achieve strength, flexibility and an optimal healthy.

Robyn Smith

Robyn is a licensed physical therapist and board-certified sports clinical specialist. She graduated from Grand Valley State University with a bachelor’s degree in health science with an exercise science emphasis in 1995 and a master’s degree in physical therapy in 1998. Robyn has been Board Certified as a Sports Clinical Specialist since 2003. 

Robyn has worked her entire career in outpatient orthopedics and sports medicine. She has specialized in the areas of running and golf injury prevention and performance enhancement. She has extensive experience in running video gait analysis and has been teaching seminars in running injury prevention nationally for many years. Robyn is also certified through the Titleist Performance Institute as a medical fitness instructor since 2007. She has worked closely with several golf clubs, clients and Universities to provide golf specific physical assessments and golf fitness instruction to improve performance and prevent injury. 

Robyn has been active in educating other health care professionals as an instructor for several different continuing education seminars. She has taught nationally and internationally on seminars including ACL injury prevention, Current concepts of the knee and shoulder, foot and ankle biomechanics, Selective Functional Movement Assessment, and When the foot hits the ground – Running. She was awarded the Emerging Leader award by the APTA in 2007. She has co-authored a book chapter on the Physically Active Female and SPTS home study course Spine injuries in Sports. She is also a contributing author in a published article in the North American Journal of Sports Physical Therapy called Return to Golf following left THA in a golfer who is right-handed. 

She believes in empowering her clients with the tools needed to be as active as possible, preventing or rehabbing an injury, and improving movement quality and sports performance. She uses a variety of techniques through manual (mobilization of soft tissue and joints, PNF techniques, stretching, tactile cuing) and corrective exercise techniques. She works with all types of clients from the adolescent to the elderly that places an importance on their health and wellness. Specialty programs include running and golf performance. Robyn has also owned Elite Golf and Running Performance, LLC since 2016. In her spare time she loves to stay active including any outdoor activities, traveling, and being on or by the water! Her family includes all boys! Husband Josh,  two sons Trevor and Cody and two fur babies Scooter and Bennie.