Urban is the place! For the past 8 months I have trained at Urban Athlete and it was with the very best results. A friendly environment with great staff and trainers, always attuned to the needs of their clients. Whatever you are looking for in the exercise experience can be found at Urban: tough and challenging for the serious athlete to the weekend warrior who wants to work out at a welcoming place, and anything in between. Since I am moving out of Calgary, I will no longer be there, but if you are going to work out in Calgary, Urban is THE SPOT, no question about it.
Ali, personal trainer review:
As a former Division 1 basketball player in the US, I was looking for a challenging experience to get back the “old glory”, or at least to do what I could now to feel great, “lean and mean.” I tried a few places and then hit upon Urban Athlete. There I found the best personal trainer in Calgary. A young man well versed and in phenomenal shape who has all the bases covered in order to get someone in shape or to take them to the highest levels: Ali Shamaei. Ali is excellent both in theory and practice with degrees and a body to back it all up! As a former serious athlete, I have a very solid grounding in training, and since I have coached as well, I have stayed current with the ever growing and expanding athletic training approach and methods; however Ali’s knowledge is astounding. Never did I have a question whether about diet, technique, supplements, etc. for which he did not have the correct answer and a serious explanation. He asked my goals, my desires, my strengths and weaknesses, then put together a regime tailored perfectly for me, yet ever watching, suggesting and improving as we worked together for 8 months. A great and successful partnership. Simply the best! 5 stars is not enough for Ali.