HERE FOR YOU
Our nationally certified Personal Trainers are dedicated to helping you realize your potential.
We go above and beyond just offering you a challenging workout. We teach you how to exercise effectively and safely to achieve your fitness goals, rehabilitate injuries or become a new you with a detailed training program. You will love our energy and commitment to making fitness a rewarding and successful experience.
What a Personal Trainer can do for you:
- Define your personal goals
- Develop a customized fitness plan
- Improve your self-confidence
- Improve your well-being and reduce stress
- Increase your energy, mobility, and strength
- Provide motivation and accountability
- Take your fitness to the next level
- Achieve results!
Meet 1 on 1 with a YMCA Certified Personal Trainer and work together to meet your goals in a controlled and safe environment. Your trainer will work with you to assess your needs and monitor your progress as you continue to improve.
Meet Our Personal Trainers
With a wide range of skills, backgrounds and certifications, each of our trainers offers a unique and effective approach at helping you reach your fitness goals.
We’ll work together to guide you along your path to success.
Click on the toggles beneath each trainer to learn more about them.
Pushing the limits, versatility, time-efficient routines, physical strength and motivation.
Charles was inspired to start his physical fitness journey in college after noticing health problems that were beginning to afflict his parents. Following a healthier path, Charles developed a passion for fitness and body building. He works hard to keep up his fitness routine so that he can maintain his strength each passing year.
If you are interested in learning how to create solid fitness foundation to live a strong and healthy life, then working with Charles will help you improve your strength, energy, confidence, and motivation.
Certifications and Education
- Certified TABATA GX trainer
- Certified YMCA Strength Instructor
- CanFit Pro: Personal Training Specialist (2010)
- 2018 NPAA Men’s Masters Bodybuilding 2nd place
- 2018 NPAA Men’s Novice Bodybuilding 3rd place
- Old school bodybuilding with a modern twist. Using various training styles to get you to your goals
- TABATA with a muscular endurance focus
- Will easily adapt to your needs and help you get the very most out of your sessions
Range of motion, balance, flexibility, strength, rehabilitation and injury recovery.
Olea has been teaching athletes of various ages and abilities for over 20 years. These experiences have taught her the importance of a balance body. She works hard to help her clients learn how to heal their bodies by using stretching, correct form and posture. She believes in the power of a positive spirit and loves to help her clients strive for greatness and have fun in the process.
If you are interested in developing healthy habits and lifestyle, learning various workout techniques, increasing your posture and strengthen your core, or rehabilitate an injury, all while working with an experienced and versatile trainer, then Olea will be the perfect fit for you.
- CanFit Pro Certified Personal Trainer
- Advanced coaching diploma through the Canadian Sports Institute
- Zumba License
- Barre Teaching Certificate (Merrithew Pilates Centre)
- AFLCA and YMCA Cycle designation
- YMCA Aquafit Instructor
- Team Alberta Special Olympics Coach for 2020 nationals
- Winner of the South Region Volunteer Coach of The Year award
- National (level 3 certified) chartered coach for figure skating with a level 4 (international) in choreography
- YMCA Cardio Instructor Certification (in progress)
- YMCA Cycle Instructor Certification (in progress)
- Assist with injury rehabilitation
- Coaching on how to balance the body
- Advanced coaching
- Ability to work with people of all ages and abilities
Strength training, rehabilitation and injury recovery.
Katelyn’s passion for fitness has led her to studying kinesiology with a plan to pursue physiotherapy. She approaches fitness with a rehab and train approach by looking to support treatment through fitness training. Katelyn has experience working with patients in physiotherapy and looks to further develop in rehabilitation. She values mobility, cardiovascular health, and maintaining strength. Katelyn loves to help and motivate clients to reach their wellness goals.
If you are interested in increasing strength, foundations, are new to fitness, looking for adaptable movements, or looking for injury rehabilitation than Katelyn’s experience and expertise will help guide you in your wellness journey.
- CanFit Pro Certified Personal Trainer
- Bachelor of Science: Kinesiology (in progress, 4th year)
- Introduction to fitness
- Strength Training
- Versatile + Adaptable for all ages, abilities, and skill levels
- Injury rehabilitation
Inclusivity, foundation building, movement assessment, healthy lifestyle guidance.
Harshil has been involved in the world of fitness and education for the past 5 years. His passion for biochemistry and medical science has granted him deep understanding of the body and its systems, and how lifestyle changes can lead to a happier and healthier outcome. He works hard to understand each clients individual needs and helps set achievable goals, developing accessible and easy to maintain routines that will help get the desired results.
If you are interested in developing a deeper understanding of your specific needs and goals, gaining a more accessible and easier to follow routine, and optimizing your lifestyle for healthy long-lasting results, then Harshil will be there to help you get where you want to be.
- CSEP-CPT (Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology – Certified Personal Trainer)
- Exercise Science Diploma
- Bachelor of Science: Biochemistry
- Upcoming: Nutrition & Healthy Living (Cornell Uni., NY)
- Inclusive/client specific training
- Beginner and Intermediate fitness foundation building
- Movement assessment
- Healthy lifestyle (diet/exercise) & behavior education
Mitch’s Specialties: Functional fitness, dryland training, youth training, and athlete development.
Mitch has been working in the fitness community for over 5 years. After completing post secondary schooling in Health and Physical Education and Physical Literacy, Mitch found his passion for working with youth in the fitness community. Focusing on consistency and dedication Mitch looks to give clients a framework to remain active for life.
If you are interested in starting your fitness journey or a youth looking to take athletics to the next level, Mitch will be there to support and cheer you on.
- BHPE (Bachelor of Health and Physical Education
- NCCP – Multi Sport
- YMCA Strength and Cardio
- Functional Fitness
- Youth-Centric Fitness
- Athlete Development
- Dryland Sports Training
New beginnings, mindset and motivation, weight loss, advanced muscle growth.
Josh began his fitness journey over a decade ago when he realised that unintentional bad habits were affecting his health. This transformation showed him the power of training on body and mind. Since then, his passion for health and wellness has lead him to immerse himself in the fitness industry. Now with over 6 years of work in the business of health and wellness, and the continual study of new research Josh is ready to help you begin your journey.
If you are looking to begin your journey, break through barriers, see measurable results, and boost your confidence, then Josh is excited to help you get started.
CanFit Pro Personal training specialist
Bachelor of Arts and Science: Kinesiology & Philosophy (in progress: 5th year)
YMCA Strength and Cardio Instructor Certification (in progress)
YMCA Cycle Instructor Certification (in progress)
Mindset and motivation
Advanced muscle growth
Lucas Vanden Dungen
Strength training, hypertrophy, functional training, habit forming, introduction to fitness, body building, lifestyle training, youth training
Lucas has been a competitive athlete for many years, so it only felt natural to pursue a career in fitness. He began studying kinesiology at the University of Lethbridge where he discovered the many health benefits of weightlifting and hypertrophy training. His experience and expertise in functional fitness, merged with his passion for weightlifting and hypertrophy makes him a well-rounded personal trainer who can work with a wide variety of people with different goals in mind.
If you are someone who is new to the gym, new to weightlifting, or someone who is experienced and interested in learning new training techniques, then Lucas will ensure that you feel safe and comfortable in the gym, help build your confidence, and keep you driven and motivated while doing so.
- YMCA Strength and Cardio Instructor Certification
Keanan has grown to love the world of fitness since he was very young. He has participated in regular exercise and sports in his teenage years which has led him to an increased interest in Physiotherapy. He is now pursuing a degree in Kinesiology with a focus of working on individuals with injuries and various joint issues. His life goal is to help others reach their own fitness related goals covering anywhere from mobility and strength to sport specific performance.
- ACE- Personal Trainer
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