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 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  

Contact us to schedule your session or to speak with a personal trainer.

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Personal training

Ongoing personal training

Train for less than $20 per session!

Introducing a new way to experience personal training. Individuals pay the same whether they are by themselves or in a group setting—so grab a friend and train for half 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 3 participants per group. Group sessions must be paid for in a single transaction. For more information please call 780-497-5693.

Discover our individual Personal Training Incentive pricing. A reward for choosing Sport and Wellness as your training destination. Call 780-497-5693 for more details.

Public and member rates

  Student / Member Public
# of 1 hour sessions Price per Session Total Price Price per Session Total Price
1 $66/ session $66 $74/ session $74
5 $62/ session $310 $69/ session $345
10 $59.50/ session $595 $66/ session $660

 

  Student / Member Public
# of 30 min sessions Price per Session Total Price Price per Session Total Price
1 $33/ session $33 $37/ session $37
10 $31/ session $310 $34.50/ session $345
20 $29.75/ session $595 $33/ session $660

 

*Note: The rate per person/session is fixed. The rate is the same regardless of the size of the group.

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.

Fitness program design

The first session is a comprehensive consultation and short movement assessment used to create a personalized workout program tailored to your goals and skill level. In session two, a fitness consultant walks you through each aspect of your personalized program to start your program with confidence.

2 sessions - 1 x 30 min, 1 x 1 hr
Public $105
Member $95
Student $87

 

Additional sessions are available for more comprehensive training programs. See the above ongoing personal training sessions for details.

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.

Run training

Our highly educated Personal Trainers are qualified to provide run training or special condition programs to help you achieve your running goals. Whether you are just beginning to run or looking to complete a marathon or an adventure race, our staff can set you up with the right program to achieve your running goals.

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.

Try our City Centre Runners class as part of our NEW Value-Added Triathlon Training programs.

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.

Call 780-497-5693 to speak 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

Introducing a new way to experience personal training. Individuals pay the same whether they are by themselves or in a group setting—so grab a friend and train for half 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 3 participants per group. Group sessions must be paid for in a single transaction. Discover our individual Personal Training Incentive pricing. A reward for choosing Sport and Wellness as your training destination. Call 780-497-5693 for more details.

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Fitness Program Design

The first session is a comprehensive consultation and short movement assessment used to create a personalized workout program tailored to your goals and skill level. In session two, a fitness consultant walks you through each aspect of your personalized program to start your program with confidence.

REGISTER



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 gnocchi. Anita saves her teaching to lead the Older Adult Tone & Balance class and work with clients who are new to exercise, have chronic health conditions and /or are recovering from injury. But she’s not afraid to go outside her comfort zone, as she’s a regular helping out at her sons’ (Jonathan and Matteo) school, even if it involves crafts! When she has some downtime, it’s spent with her family being active biking, golfing, hiking, skiing or skating and in and around the mountains whenever she can.

Cindy Hunt, BA, CSEP-CPT, AFLCA Group Fitness Instructor, AFLCA Aquatic Exercise Instructor

Exercise Specialist

At Sport and Wellness since 2016

What I do for myself: yoga, stand up paddleboard, poetry.

Personal Achievements: CSEP certification, 200-hour yogafit certification, bilingual (B.A. in French linguistics from Laval University)

My Guilty Pleasure: Chocolate - LOVE it, and strawberries. Put both together and I am in heaven :)

My Specialty: Passion is dance, lots of experience working with pre/post natal, and seniors and those who are newer to the gym environment.

What I do for fun: dancing, hiking, and swimming.

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

“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

Exercise Specialist

At Sport and Wellness since 2006

What I do for Myself: run competitively, strength train, a good mystery or non-fiction novel, and get outdoors

Personal Achievements: being a Dad to Nora and Malia, University degree, sub 3-hour marathoner, Youth National Amateur Boxing Silver Medalist

My Guilty Pleasure(s): Nachos, coffee, and craft beer.

Favourite Quote: "Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” -Lou Holtz

What Motivates Me: twin daughters and my wife

How I Give Back: Volunteer at local church and numerous running events

Specialty: People new to fitness or those who need some extra motivation. Runners who want complete their first 5/10K or to qualify for the Boston Marathon. I enjoy working with a variety of clientele who have set goals for themselves and are driven to meet those goals by being challenged appropriately.

What I do for Fun: anything outside, especially with my family and friends

Jenni Varughese, BPE, CSEP-CEP, MOC Barre Fitness, YogaFit 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.

Jeremy Potter, BPE, CSEP-CPT, CSCS, NCCP Weightlifting 1

Exercise Specialist

At Sport and Wellness since 2010

What I do for myself: play volleyball, golf, Olympic weightlifting and run recreationally as a means to improve my social and physical health.

Personal Achievements: Volleyball National Champion in 2009, Provincial Class 1 Weightlifter, and published in an academic Journal in 2014.

My Guilty Pleasure: chips... also pizza.. and maybe beer.

What Motivates Me: my wife! She inspires me to get up and do more and be a kinder person.

How I give back: help coach volleyball in youth age groups.

My Specialty: I enjoy working with a variety of clients but really enjoy highly motivated people or athletes. Be it competitive/ varsity athletes or weekend warriors looking to keep improving.

What I do for fun: travelling the globe when my schedule allows it or hanging out with friends around a backyard fire are my favourite things to do.

Kyle Babiuk, BScKin, CSEP-CEP

Exercise Specialist

At Sport and Wellness since 2014

It’s no surprise Kyle got into fitness as a career, considering he has grandparents in their 80s still going to the gym! That’s where his interest in weightlifting, running, cycling, snowboarding, basically an active lifestyle, was born. He has a passion for seeing clients who struggled with daily activities gain greater confidence with training, be it his individual clients or his many Better Body Bootcamp participants. Kyle does believe in balance though- don’t be surprised to see him indulging in a greasy burger with a good beer and ice cream for dessert.

Kyle's Favourite Quote: "You learn more from failure than from success. Don't let it stop you. Failure builds character."

Kyle Dunlop, BKin (Hon), NSCA-CSCS, CSEP-CEP

Exercise Specialist

At Sport and Wellness since 2012

When not teaching or doing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes, training clients or pedalling a group through a spin class, Kyle can be found cooking, cheering at live sporting events with a good hefeweizen in hand, playing sports video games or walking his dog, Piper, with his wife, Jen, our resident Athletic Therapist.

You can jump on a bike with Kyle in our Spin & Core class on Wednesdays at noon or our Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu classes. Expect to hear about the Packers' latest draft picks!

Megan Denholm, BKin, CSEP-CPT AFLCA Group Fitness

Exercise Specialist

At Sport and Wellness since 2016

If Megan could teach a fitness class that somehow incorporated dogs- she would. That would just give her more time with her pet Ollie, or the Pitbulls for Life dogs she volunteers with. Besides dog time, 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 Friday’s Final Cut, working with clients, or giggling with the Sit & Be Fit participants while they exercise.

What Motivates Megan: “Not just seeing progress, but feeling changes within myself and within 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

At Sport and Wellness since 2018

What I do for myself: go to the mountains, my workouts, spending time with my nieces (innocence of children gives you a bigger picture of what is actually important).

Personal Achievements: moving to the UK and completing my masters.

My Guilty Pleasure: churros, fresh baked donuts, steak, cheese, paella, beer, sushi.

What Motivates Me:my nieces, hitting a new PR.

Favourite Quote: "Define you own success and failure: only you know whether or not you have given it your all. The persistent pursuit of excellence determines winners, not the score of the game."
- Coach K

My Specialty: strength training and power development, working with basketball players and swimmers.

What I do for fun: snowboarding, traveling, hiking, backcountry camping, trail running, mountain biking, cooking, crocheting, watching Star Wars.

Terra Giggey, BPE, CEP, MES, NCCP Level 1 Triathlon and Swim Coach

Exercise Specialist

Specialization at MacEwan University: Triathlon group and triathlon training

Type of Clientele: High Performance athletes and endurance athletes

Activities & Recreation outside of work: Ironmans and Endurance Training, sport nutrition and fueling

Fun Fact: “My job is my passion.”

Travis Brenneis, BKin, CSEP-CPT

Exercise Specialist

At Sport and Wellness since 2018

What I do for myself: play volleyball, rugby, hockey, baseball and compete if 5-10km obstacle races

My Guilty Pleasure: food and beer in general

Favourite Quote: "For every person that climbs the ladder of success, there are 10 people waiting for the elevator."

How I give back: volunteer in my home community, from farming to maintaining our local arena.

My Specialty: I am comfortable and look forward to working with all skills and abilities. I enjoy teaching and learning from my clients everyday.

What I do for fun: anything that involves sports, music, and good company.