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

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 🏆

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 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
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. *This is a one time package valid for 30 days after initial program review. 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: S/M: $30, P: $40. 

At 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.

TAC Fit (3-4x/week)

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

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

Devin Clayton, BPE, NSCA-CSCS, NCCP Weight Lifting

Devin is a Bachelor of Physical Education graduate from the University of Alberta. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA and is an NCCP certified Weightlifting coach.

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.

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.


Discount parking

Discounted parking is now included with fitness and aquatic course registration, swim lessons, personal training and assessments*.

*Students, staff and faculty are not eligible.


No refunds will be issued after the registration deadline.