Education: Bachelor of Physical Education, University of Alberta
Certification: CSEP-CEP, FMS, TRX Suspention Training, AFLCA Personal Fitness Trainer
Background/Experience: Shelly loves helping people become the best versions of themselves they can be. She has been a personal trainer since 2000 and enjoys the variety and challenges each client brings. She has her Bachelor of Physical Education as well as an extensive list of fitness certifications. Shelly feels most rewarded when she sees her clients reach their goals and have fun while being active. Maintaining a work-life balance is important to her and she enjoys spending time with her family, getting active outside and riding her horse to unwind.
Education: B.Kin. in Exercise and Health Physiology, University of Calgary
Background/Experience: My interest in fitness, wellness and personal training comes from a background of competing in sports, most notably hockey and swimming. I then completed my Kinesiology degree at U of C, focusing on health and exercise physiology, and became certified with CSEP. I love the opportunity that this industry provides to connect with so many different people and make a positive impact on their lives. I have worked with a wide range of clients and aim to help each one develop their own excitement for movement and activity while achieving their goals.
Personal Interests: Hiking, biking, cooking, and exploring the city
Education: BKin. Mind Sciences, University Of Calgary
Certification & Training: CSEP-Exercise Physiologist, TRX certified, Olympic Level 1-Weightlifting, Rowing Coach Technical Level 1, Pre-Postnatal Specialist
Tara has been coined as the go-to trainer by colleagues and friends, for having an uncanny ability to help any client move better and feel stronger. She has had a unique training background where she oversaw over 90 clients in a week with several movement challenges. She has a wide range of training experience from the beginner weightlifter, to individuals with chronic injuries to training & testing police persons to pass their fitness tests. After having her second child, she incurred some health challenges that took her knowledge of health and wellness to even deeper levels. She also recently took a postnatal specialist certification. Tara looks forward to helping more women navigate motherhood and movement with the new tools she has learned.
Tara has worked in the fitness industry for nearly 20 years, fitness and wellness have always been an important part of her life. She believes it is so important to find ways to be consistent with exercise and meet your body where it is at while being challenged to improve. Fitness and health gains can take on many forms and can be very unique for each individual.
Education: Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy, B.Kin.
Background/Experience: I am originally from Venezuela. I moved to Calgary when I was 14 years old and I’m proud to call it home. I grew up playing all kinds of sports, from soccer and swimming, to martial arts and wakeboarding; I always saw physical activity as an essential part of my life; this, along with my desire to work in the health industry later on, motivated me to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology followed by a master’s degree in Physical Therapy.
During my education and work experience, I found that my passion for health, sports, and physical activity could be translated into helping others achieve their health and fitness goals. I am currently a Certified Personal Trainer with the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology and Registered Physiotherapist (Intern) with the Physiotherapy Alberta College and Association.
I believe everyone should be able to conquer their fears and reach their goals; my job is to help individuals push themselves in their quest to become their better self through physical activity and movement. I provide the support and tools for individuals to find the change within themselves, emphasizing functionality and healthy living.
Personal Interests: travelling, rock climbing, hiking, sailing, surfing, and running among many others
Certification: CSEP-CPT (in progress), TRX-Advanced, Keiser Bike Certified, AFLCA Resistance Training, Functional Movement Screen, M2 Kettlebell Training, NCCP - Olympic Lifting, Lebert Equalizer
Background/Experience: There is no doubt Ryan has a passion for fitness. Ryan grew up playing hockey like most other Canadian boys which lead him to playing Junior hockey in Fernie. His hockey also took him to the University of Wisconsin for two years and the Calgary Dino's for one. This is where he studied human anatomy and exercise science. Ryan has since completed many half marathons, full marathons and many obstacle races (such as Spartan Race) as well as continuing to learn as much as he can about this world of fitness, keeping up to date on new products and trends. Ryan's clients are high level hockey players, individuals training for fitness competitions, golfers, marathon runners (full/half), athletes preparing for obstacle races and individuals who are interested in weight loss, weight gain and high intensity training. Ryan enjoys his variety of clients and each of them are as important as the next. When Ryan himself is not in the gym training you can find him in the mountains scaling peaks and running trails.