Personal Training

MacEwan University Sport and Wellness has certified Exercise Specialists with the highest credentials, giving you valuable, high-quality, professional service as you reach your lifestyle and fitness goals.

Personal training consultation form

Are you new to personal training at Sport and Wellness? Fill out the consultation form so we can connect you with the best trainer to help you meet your goals.

Consultation Form

Please note that due to staff demand there is currently a waitlist for new ongoing personal training clients, our team will contact you for a consultation once availability opens.              

Personal training benefits

Whether you want some expert advice or a motivational program tailored to your fitness goals, our personal trainers are here to provide the help you need. As nationally certified exercise specialists, our trainers are qualified to provide sport specific, post-rehabilitative or special condition programs (inclusive but not limited to arthritis, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart condition programs and soft tissue injuries).

Our experienced trainers have helped others reach their goals in:

  • weight management

  • everyday life and performance goals

  • health or simply feeling good goals

  • increased bone and muscular strength

  • improved cardiovascular function

  • enhanced metabolism and energy levels

  • decreased negative stress levels

  • fitness-plateau breakthroughs

  • superior overall quality of life  


Personal training

Ongoing personal training 🏆

Whether you’re new to the gym, working towards a competition or want a tune up on your routine, our certified personal trainers can help you get there. Book your free 30-minute consultation with a trainer prior to purchasing sessions to determine the best path to success by calling 780-497-5693.

After your consultation, book some personal training sessions. The cost of a session is the same for single participant, or a group—so grab up to two friends and train for a fraction of the cost! If you choose to train as a group simply divide the rate by the number of participants to get your per person rate. Max of three participants per group. Group sessions must be paid for in a single transaction.

For more information on personal training and to set up your free training consultation, please fill out the Consultation Form.

Discover our individual Personal Training Incentive pricing. A reward for choosing Sport and Wellness as your training destination. 

Public and member rates

  Student / Member Public
# of 1 hour sessions Price per Session Total Price Price per Session Total Price
1 $78 $78 $86 $86
5 $67.60/session $338 $75.60/session $378
10 $64.30/session $643 $72.30/session $723


  Student / Member Public
# of 30 min sessions Price per Session Total Price Price per Session Total Price
10 $35.80/session $358 $39.80/session $398
20 $33.90/session $678 $37.65/session $753


*Note: The rate per person/session is fixed. The rate is the same regardless of the size of the group.
Personal training sessions, fitness assessments and nutrition consultations must be paid upon booking. Please provide 24 hours notice if you are unable to make your scheduled appointment. Cancelled sessions will count at the full session rate if proper notice is not given.

🏆 indicates Campus Cup eligible.


Online fitness coaching

Supplement your training with online coaching sessions to keep you on track no matter where you are! Whether you are an existing client wanting a check-in/updated, or a new client wanting ongoing programming on a monthly basis, we have two tiers of training available to suit your needs. Fill out our Personal Training Inquiry Questionnaire to set up a consultation. Ongoing monthly training must be purchased at the end of each 30-day period.

Virtual Coaching – BASIC Tier

Includes: Free 30 min. consultation, 4 weeks of workouts, 1x 30 minute program review, 1x/week 15 minute check in call with your trainer.

Course Code Student/ Member Price Public Price
4015 $175 $200


Virtual Coaching – Advanced Tier

Includes: Free 30 min. consultation, 4 weeks of workouts, 1x 30 minute program review, 6x 30 minute virtual coaching sessions with your trainer.

Course Code Student/ Member Price Public Price
4016 $250 $275


Ready-made strength programs

An affordable option for those who want a structured training program. These four-week programs are created by our highly educated, certified Exercise Specialists to suit a variety of training goals. For individualized training, check out our Personal Training. Price: MacEwan Students/Members: $30, Public: $40. 

Barbell Basics Program (3x/week) Equipment: Broomstick/barbell, optional additional weights. Description: This course is a four-week progressive course aimed at refining technique in Squats, Deadlifts, Presses and Pulls. At the end of the course, participants will learn and master the basic movements that utilize a barbell so that they may add more exercises to their arsenal.

Complete Workout Upper Body Focus (3x/week)

Equipment: Access to a fitness facility required.
Description: The focus of this workout program is to elicit more muscular growth for the upper body while putting lower body development onto maintenance. You will find your upper body becoming a little more beat up, while your lower body is maintained or grows at a slower pace.

Full-Body Booty & Core Builder Program (3x/week)

Equipment: Access to a fitness facility required.
Description: Each workout emphasizes volume in the glutes and lower body to help increase muscular size and tone, while helping you to improve core strength.

Full-Body Balanced Workout (3x/week)

Equipment: Access to a fitness facility required.
Description: This program is designed get larger muscle groups and maximize your efficiency in the gym, targeting out larger movements and utilizing supersets and circuits to hit increase the efficiency of your workouts.

Home Full-Body Program(3x/week)

Equipment: Banding/Tubing recommended, exercises may be performed with bodyweight.
Description: This progressive four-week program is designed for anyone, beginner to advanced intermediate that just needs a little help structuring their workouts.

Run Strong (3x/week)

Equipment: Access to a fitness facility required.
Description: Lift to improve your run performance including strength and prehab workouts.

Tactical Fitness(3-4x/week)

Equipment: Access to a fitness facility required.
Description: A program built for those pursuing a career or currently employed in law enforcement/corrections.


Sport-specific training

Are you looking to improve your participation in a specific sport? Have a training regimen designed expressly to enhance your sport performance. Working with a personal trainer will get you a comprehensive periodized training program and the knowledge you’ll need to take your performance to the next level.

Fill out the Consultation Form to set up a meeting with one of our Certified Fitness and Lifestyle Consultants.

Note: Personal training sessions, fitness assessments and nutrition consultations must be paid upon booking. Please provide 24 hours notice if you are unable to make your scheduled appointment. Cancelled sessions will count at the full session rate if proper notice is not given.


Personal Training Gallery


Meet our Personal Trainers

Anita DeBoer- BPE, CSEP-CEP

Exercise Specialist

Even though Anita loves to spin to stay fit, she prefers it as a participant and not teaching, and does it so she can eat more of her mom's cooking! Anita saves her teaching to lead the Older Adult Tone & Balance and Functional for Life classes, plus working with clients who are new to exercise, have chronic health conditions and /or are recovering from injury. When she has some downtime, Anita spends it with her family and friends being active biking, golfing, hiking, skiing, or skating and in and around the mountains whenever she can.

Devin Clayton- BPE, CSEP-CEP, NCCP Weight Lifting

Exercise Specialist

Devin graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor's in Physical Education in 2014 and has been working in fitness and sports performance ever since. Before joining the MacEwan University Sport and Wellness team, Devin was fortunate enough to have worked with many different sports teams throughout the Edmonton area, as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Weightlifting coach. While Devin's background centres around athletic performance, he enjoys helping members of all experience levels reach their fitness goals in the most efficient way possible. When not at work, Devin can enjoys relaxing with family and friends with some music typically playing in the background or on a mountain in any season.

Erin Wright- BKin, CSEP-CEP, MSc PH

Exercise Specialist

Specialization at MacEwan University: A little bit of everything

Type of Clientele: Everyone from older adult to kids to high performance athletes

Activities and recreation outside of work: Hiking and recreation sports

My Specialty: I enjoy connecting with the people at MacEwan and building relationships. I like helping people reaching the goals they set out to accomplish.

Fun Fact: Minnesota Vikings are my jam

James Linthorne- BPE, CSEP-CEP, CSEP High Performance Specialist

Exercise Specialist 

James has been working with Sport and Wellness since 2006 as an Exercise Specialist. He teaches Spin, Cardio Box, Swift Lift, and City Centre Runners in addition to training clients. James grew up competing in Amateur Boxing then moved to endurance running. When not working out you can find him enjoying the outdoors with his family, reading a book, or enjoying a good brew, both "craft" and "caffeinated". 

Jenni Varughese- BPE, CSEP-CEP, MOC Barre Fitness, Yoga Fit Level 1

Exercise Specialist

At Sport and Wellness since 2010

What I do for myself: hot baths and and a mystery novel, taking fitness classes at studios around the city, early bedtimes

My Guilty Pleasure: sour cream and onion chips, hot coffee, and rain storms

Favourite Quotes: "It's not about perfect. It's about effort. And when you bring that effort every single day. That's where transformation happens. That's how change occurs." "You don't have to go fast, you just have to go."

How I give back: volunteer with the Children's Wish Foundation as well as the Stollery Women's Network in support of the Stollery Children's Hospital

What I do for fun: golf, experiencing the food culture Edmonton has to offer, mountains, baking, gardening, party planning

Jessica Imppola- BKin, NSCA-CSCS, CSEP-CEP

Exercise Specialist

At Sport and Wellness since 2017

What I do for myself: I like to curl up with a good fiction book when I am feeling stressed, and spend some time outside in nature.

My Guilty Pleasure: ice cream

What Motivates Me: When people finally decide to follow the changes that they want to make and empower themselves to achieve

My Specialty: Extensive background working with individuals experiencing impairments and chronic conditions, however I enjoy working with anyone with a desire to start a fitness plan!

What I do for fun: When I am not working, I am spending my time studying in the MacEwan University Acupuncture program.

Karen Czwartkowski- CSEP-CPT, AFLCA, NAIT-PFT

Exercise Specialist

Karen started working for Sport and Wellness in 2014 at the Welcome Desk as a customer service representative while training and studying to be a Fitness Instructor, then a Certified Personal Trainer due to her passion for fitness. Karen enjoys instructing Older Adults and studying all fitness types, including HITT, balance, core, and more. Karen enjoyed swimming, running and later earned a brown belt in Shotokan karate. Karen enjoys her three pets, two big dogs and a cat, and sewing with three different sewing machines when away from work.

Kyle Babiuk- BKin, CSEP-CEP

Exercise Specialist

Kyle began working at Sport and Wellness in 2015 as an Exercise Specialist. Kyle enjoys training clients striving for various goals, teaching webinars on fitness and nutrition, and encouraging multiple wellness attributes through the Healthy U program. He grew up competing in a variety of team sports and events, from hockey to track and field. Kyle found a passion in his late teens for snowboarding and weight training, which continues today. When Kyle is not working out, you can find him walking his dog, reading books and research articles, or trying to learn a new skill. 

Kyle Dunlop- BKin (Hon), CSEP-CEP

Exercise Specialist 

Kyle began his work at Sport and Wellness in 2012 as an exercise specialist. At work, you'll find him teaching HiLit, doing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes, training clients, or pedaling a group through a spin class. Away from work, Kyle keeps busy cooking, cheering at live sporting events with a good craft beer, playing sports video games, or walking his dog, Piper, with his wife, Jen, our resident Athletic Therapist. 

Megan Denholm- BKin, CSEP-CPT AFLCA Group Fitness

Exercise Specialist 

Megan started working at Sport and Wellness in 2016 as an Exercise Specialist and has successfully transitioned into her current role as a fitness programmer. If Megan could teach a fitness class that somehow incorporated dogs- she would. Megan will do anything to spend more time with her dogs, Ollie and Peanut, or rescue dogs when volunteering at Pit Bulls for Life. Megan enjoys working out with friends, indulging in anything chocolate, playing some tennis, and finishing the day off with a long soak. When at Sport and Wellness, you can find Megan leading Glutes n' Guts and Spin the Beat. Megan is motivated by seeing progress in herself and clients and feeling the changes within herself and her clients. Nothing feels better than hearing someone say, "Wow, I never thought I could do that!" or "I feel so much stronger!" when they achieve a new goal. 

Rachel Korpany- BPE, MSc Strength & Conditioning, CSEP -CPT, NSCA- CSCS

Exercise Specialist

Rachel has been working at MacEwan since 2018 and a strength coach since 2014. Her biggest achievement was moving overseas to the UK to complete her masters. She enjoys working with youth to masters-level athletes, moms and Olympic athletes. Away from work, she enjoys an active lifestyle in the mountains as often as possible snowboarding, hiking, backcountry camping, trail running, mountain biking. She also enjoys traveling, cooking and crocheting.

Terra Giggey- BPE, CSEP-CEP, NCCP Community level Triathlon and Swim coach

Exercise Specialist 

Terra is the fitness supervisor at Sport and Wellness and spends most of her time engaged in administrative roles. She makes time to teach spin classes and bootcamps while leading triathlon training and taking on the occasional high-performance endurance athlete when time allows. Terra stays active outside of work, competing in Triathlons (Ironman), Gran Fondos, road races and hiking. When Terra decides to give her body a break, you will see her increasing her sports and nutritional knowledge or taking the time to work on some puzzles. Not only does Terra's grit and determination show through training but, she was also once hit by a car while out for an early morning run. After being hit, she ran 4 km back home, picked the lock on her apartment, as she had lost her key in the accident, showered, and made it to work on time, finding out later she had a broken jaw and a concussion. 

Travis Brenneis- BKin, CSEP-CPT

Exercise Specialist

Travis has worked at Sport and Wellness since 2018 in both full time and casual positions. Travis is a high-energy trainer who brings an abundance of positive attitude to his classes and clients. He enjoys working with driven clients to reach their goals, whether through improving their everyday life or sport-specific training. Travis is very competitive and helps to feed that competitive drive by playing various sports when he's not working or developing a greater understanding of training and psychology. His favourite quote is, "Our Future is created with our current thought, what are you thinking?"


Discount parking

Discounted parking is now included with fitness and aquatic course registration, swim lessons, and personal training*.
*Students, staff and faculty are not eligible.


No refunds will be issued after the registration deadline.