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At Urban Athlete it’s all about you! Tell us what you’d like to achieve, our dynamic team of personal trainers will develop the effective results based plan, either in person or virtually! Whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned fitness enthusiast we have the right trainer for you.


• Refreshing and engaging workout routines.
• Stay motivated and accountable.
• Rehabilitate old injuries and prevent new ones.
• Create superior health, vitality and energy.
• Perform better – at everything!

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Juan Bernardo Bas

Personal Trainer

Bachelor's Degree in Physical Activity & Sport Sciences - Spain, NSCA, CPR. Training courses through EXOs for Injury Recovery


I am new to Calgary; I recently moved here from Spain. I am passionate about exercise sciences and human health, always seeking to grow both professionally and personally. I love teaching and sharing the benefits of exercise with everyone, particularly how weight training can benefit individuals of any age. This passion has led me to obtain a Bachelor's Degree in Sports Sciences and a Master's Degree in Teacher Training, along with several certifications. 

I enjoy working with clients of any age and fitness level. The transformative power of strength training is accessible to all, whether you're stepping into the gym for the first time or aiming to enhance your existing routine. I'm genuinely excited about the prospect of assisting you on your fitness journey.

Outside of the gym, my hobbies include combat sports, reading, walking, and hiking in nature. I also enjoy going out with friends and, like a true Spaniard, indulging in good food.

Training After Back Injury

I started training with Juan after a major back injury. For more than two years he has been my personal trainer and I have never had the slightest discomfort despite my chronic injury. During this time I have steadily improved my fitness, feeling comfortable at all times. Juan Carlos creates a pleasant environment and workout routines that are motivating whatever your level. -Pedro
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Very Flexible and Adaptable

After 10 months training with Juan Carlos at home, I find him a great professional, very adaptable your resources, very flexible and adaptable to my needs. After these months I am in better physical shape, without back pain and I managed to lose a few kilos. I would definitely recommend him as a personal trainer! […]
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Achieve Your Goals

He was training me for several months and the change was successful. He is a very nice trainer and knows how to train very well, he is also a person close to you, which helps when it comes to performing the tasks he tells you to achieve your goals. -Alejandro
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Mastering Different Boxing Techniques

Great professional. In addition to mastering the different boxing techniques, he stands out for his didactic gifts; a combination difficult to find. Recommended 101%. -Ramon
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Hugo Salazar

Personal Trainer

Strength and Conditioning certificate with Honours, Certified Personal Trainer Specialist, Functional Movement Systems Level 1, Backfit Pro Trained, First Aid, CPR, AED.
I am a Certified personal trainer and strength and conditioning coach. I have close to 10 years of experience working in big gyms and smaller private studios. I have experience training big groups, one-on-one clients, as well as online trainees and clients ranging from 13-year-olds up to 90+.
There are no magic formulas or pills involved in my practice. My training is based on three pillars:
Positive habit development

Strength training / Resistance training

With this method and consistent coaching, I will help you achieve your health and fitness goals through proper planning and progression of an individualized training regimen. This is done by creating a plan that will be based on your needs and aforementioned goals.
I firmly believe that by working hard and staying consistent, everybody has the power to be better than they were yesterday.

Laughter Amid Learning

Hugo has a fantastic attitude. There was always laughter amid learning and growth. – L. M.
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Easy to Chat With

Hugo was super professional and seemed to just follow my lead when it came to conversations during training sessions, which I always appreciate, especially in that context since working out and talking about fitness goals can feel vulnerable for lots of people. We ended up being kinda friends too since he was easy to chat […]
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Hugo is a Professional

Hugo is amazing and I would highly recommend him! He is a consummate professional, extremely knowledgeable, was always early for sessions, organized, non judgmental, and quietly supportive to help me reach my goals. – S.
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Knowledgeable, Patient, Fun

I did three personal training sessions with Hugo Salazar and I absolutely loved it!! He was knowledgeable, patient, fun, and really helped me with my form and with creating a work out plan for the long term. I’d highly recommend him to anyone, even if they only do a session or two you do learn […]
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Wendy Peterson

Personal Trainer

PTS, TSCC1, RSNA, Certified Kettlebell and Pilates instructor, Certified Pre & Post - Natal

After owning my own successful private training studio and outdoor bootcamps in BC, I moved to Calgary and I’ve been part of the Urban Athlete team since we opened our doors in 2013.

I have worked full time for over two decades in the fitness industry, acquiring many certifications and skills, including Pilates, Pre and Postnatal, Kettlebells, Twist Sport Conditioning, TRX, as well as overall fitness coaching from weight loss to strength training.

With everything I have learned so far, I have seen people benefit the most from simplicity, sticking to the basics & knowing that you don’t need to kill yourself in the gym to achieve results. I work with clients to improve strength by focusing on correcting imbalances and teaching how to activate abdominal muscles. This benefits everyone from the elite athlete to anyone wanting to improve their quality of life and be less susceptible to injury.

Within gym training or virtual, there are no excuses to continue to stay active; anything is possible!

I love what I do, I live what I do. Your success is my passion!

Grab the Bell by the Horns

What is stopping you from grabbing a kettlebell off the shelf? Are you looking for new motivation? Are you trying to break through a fitness plateau? Are you aiming to build confidence in the gym?
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What to Expect in a Classical Pilates Class

In this video Urban Athlete trainer, Wendy Peterson, brings us through the 20 Classical Pilates moves. This is a little sneak peek of what you will learn in our Classical Pilates classes!
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The New Normal

Is this current situation our new normal?  For now, it is.  With positive focus and our determination set to continue to provide for our members, we have been committed since day one of the gym closing its doors, to helping you stay active! Without missing a beat, we taught our first zoom class the following […]
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Wendy Broke Down the Moves

I’ve been religiously doing my Physio and Pilates exercises for decades to address upper back and neck problems. I felt I wasn’t making any progress and, as a soon – to-be-retiree who is fairly active and spends a great deal of time in the mountains, I was feeling pretty discouraged. That is until I met […]
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Improved Strength

Wendy has been an incredible motivator in my training and makes the sessions so much fun. She uses her humor and enthusiasm when clearly communicating and queuing movements to ensure proper form, and is quick to modify where necessary to accommodate physical limitations. Her program designed for my specific needs has resulted in improved strength and significant reduction in chronic back pain due to scoliosis.
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Kept Me Accountable

Wendy pushed me when I was feeling unmotivated. Kept up throughout the challenge to keep me accountable with workouts. Super fun to be around. Gave me the knowledge to better understand stress and its effects on the body/fat storage. Wendy was awesome – will most likely buy more training sessions with her in the future. […]
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Excellent Cues

Wendy responded really well to my specific injuries and workout goals. She gives excellent cues that help me activate the correct muscles. She listened to what I wanted to achieve instead of assuming I just wanted to get thinner.
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She listened to what I wanted to accomplish and gave diverse workouts that I can use going forward. Wendy was high energy and very supportive. – M. M.
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Energy/passion makes every session fun

Wendy adapted and tailored her training program for me based on her assessment of my fitness and specific areas of weakness. She didn’t try to force me into a set program, instead she was very flexible, adjusting exercises week by week based on what she saw from me. I feel like I progressed alot both […]
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I found a gem!

It was a real pleasure to work with Wendy. My goal was to find a kettlebell instructor, and I found a gem! Wendy is extremely knowledgeable, with an amazing sense of humor, which made every session enjoyable and exciting. Wendy has a unique approach to training: she was very attentive to all my concerns and […]
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Motion is the Lotion

Wendy is a personal trainer committed to helping you achieve measurable results. I have the option of “zooming” her stretch class at home, a bonus during covid time. Her classes motivate me to be accountable and allow me to exercise at my own level. Motion is lotion she says. Thanks, Marilyn Kamloops BC
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Flexible, passionate, and determined to help us achieve results

After struggling with workouts own my own, Wendy took me under her wing and helped me feel comfortable in the gym setting. I wanted to keep the momentum going and convinced my husband to join me in personal training couple sessions. Wendy made unique workouts for each of us that we could do together (not […]
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Preventing injury

In the past, I have never had a personal trainer before. My wife had met Wendy at the gym and wanted to take some trainer sessions so we decided to book some partner sessions with her and it was super beneficial. Wendy was/is a great trainer because even if you came in with no energy […]
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Improvement in my posture

Training: After years of being a cardio keener and putting strength training and stretching to the side, I found myself with some niggling joint discomfort and rapidly declining mobility. I had tried some of Wendy’s core and pilates classes and knew that training with her would help me to reach my strength and mobility goals […]
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Helped me heal from joint injuries

I have been working with Wendy since the fall, after enjoying her fitness classes and noting how her excellent cueing was helping me progress. Even though we meet virtually, our sessions have helped me develop better coordination and form and helped me heal from various joint injuries. I feel that my posture and gait have improved […]
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Our whole family thanks Wendy

My husband started training with Wendy 6 years ago. It took me a few years of listening to his rave reviews of Wendy’s knowledge, support, and guidance before I started training with her 2 years ago. Wendy has always been eager to share her knowledge and expertise in a non-threatening manner. She not only encourages […]
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Lose all my baby weight and more

Wendy’s motivating personality and positive energy are what keep me coming back for more! Her programs are fun yet challenging, and I saw noticeable results within weeks of working with her. Not only have I been able to lose all my baby weight and more, but I’ve never been stronger or more fit in my […]
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Amazing wealth of fitness knowledge

I just wanted to write and thank you Wendy for all your support. I really value your amazing wealth of fitness knowledge, your intelligence and heart, and the professional standard you hold yourself to. I could not have asked for a better guide, and you always make our sessions a true education in fitness. – […]
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Wendy helped retrain my muscles that were badly injured

I had never worked out for even a single day in my life prior to this, and was extremely nervous! After trying a few different workout places, my husband and I found Urban Athlete! We have had the best experience with teaching us how to exercise correctly so that we do not injure our bodies. Wendy, […]
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I lost 23 lbs!

I began training with Wendy just about a year ago after I have met her through a friend. When I first went to start a program with her I thought to myself well this shouldn’t be too bad. Man was I wrong! I thought that I was in shape considering I worked as a labourer […]
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I am in the best shape of my life, over 50!

I have been training with Wendy in group classes and some personal training sessions for a couple years. When I first started to train with Wendy I felt that I was at a plateau with my workouts. I was not inspired anymore and was injured from learning and completing exercises incorrectly. As soon as I […]
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Every session taught me something new

After training extensively with Wendy I can honestly say every session taught me something new, be it body alignment, utilizing equipment I’d always wondered about but never attempted, different training strategies, core stability, or how to effectively warm up.  Her enthusiasm and high standards deliver an informative, fun, and highly productive workout. Wendy has been […]
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Virtual Training with Wendy

I’ve worked harder in my home workouts with Wendy than almost anytime I’ve been at the gym! For the first part of the pandemic when gyms were closed I spent the better part of six months doing unfulfilling and unsatisfying home workouts by myself. I always thought that I just needed to be back in […]
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Pilates compliments my weight training

Since receiving a Pilates DVD as a Christmas gift from my mom 20 years ago, I really hadn’t given Pilates a second thought. However, I’m so glad to have found Wendy and Co. at Urban Athlete. I’ve found class to be a great chance to unwind, while at the same time focusing my breathing and getting in some excellent core […]
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From not being able to walk to 10km with Wendy

Hi, I just wanted to let you know how happy I am with my recovery and the help I received from Wendy. I had injured myself skiing and was unable to walk at New Years (was actually in a wheel chair!) After 6 weeks of physio, my physiotherapist stated that he had done all he […]
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Personal Best 10km with Wendy

With my own wedding, a few bathing-suit wearing vacations, and a 10km run coming up in 2017 I decided it was time to get serious about working out but I didn’t know quite how to approach it. I’ve been a regular in some of Wendy’s classes for the past few years and finally decided to start training with her one-on-one. […]
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Challenging, Creative, and Fun with Wendy

I have been working out with Wendy for over a year now which started by attending her group workout classes. Wendy’s workouts are always challenging, creative, fun, and make me look forward to going to the gym. I decided do a personal training program with Wendy for 6 weeks and could not be more satisfied. The […]
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Passion, Enthusiasm, and Knowledge with Wendy

Wendy is a fantastic trainer who always ensures I stay focused on my goals. Her workout routines are fun while also getting results and she makes me want to go to the gym! Her passion, enthusiasm and knowledge of the industry is what makes her an amazing trainer! – Karen
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Cory Maystrowich

Personal Trainer

First Aid, CPR, AED, I.S.S.A Certified Elite Fitness Trainer and Coach, Certified Senior Fitness Trainer Certified Specialist in Fitness Nutrition, Certified in Movement and Nutrition, Certified Youth trainer, Gym Jones Level 1,2,3, TRX Certified Trainer, FMS Level 1.

It’s my passion to help empower people to live healthier, happier, stronger and fitter lives by helping clients identify and reach their goals. I provide the accountability and motivation necessary to keep clients on track and progressing forward. I use my expertise to ensure what you are doing is correct to maximize your results. I can and will push you out of your comfort zones and harder than you would or thought you could push yourself. I work on getting you stronger and fitter by reducing the possibility of injury. We know that an injury can slow you down or derail your workout program, and even lead to a loss in momentum and the determination to continue on. Personal training with me is about personalizing your workouts by customizing your programs based on your individual strengths, weaknesses and goals.

Being the first trainer in Western Canada to achieve full certification with Gym Jones and the principal of Trigger It Personal Training, my speciality is being a Mind, Body & Lifestyle Transformation Specialist. 

My belief is that training for a particular outcome and testing against the demands of that objective proves whether the training is effective or not. If there is no test, no purpose, then it's not training or preparation, it's called exercise.

The focus is to train the body as one-piece to integrate it, and to tie the body, soul and spirit together. Practice makes habit: when we overcome different physical and psychological challenges, we develop the habit of overcoming whatever challenges we may face in sport and life.

Born and raised on a farm in rural Canada, I have learned the values of hard work, ambition, integrity and teamwork from an early age. One of my first introductions into an active lifestyle was learning how to skate and play hockey by the age of four. When I wasn't playing competitive hockey, I was playing football and baseball and working on the family farm. At the age of sixteen, I suffered a major accident that nearly paralyzed me and almost took my life. Since that time, I have had to deal with weight gain and weight loss as well as the side effects of other physical and psychological effects of such an injury.

 I’m currently an active Husband and Dad to two young and energetic boys but still find the time to get my own training and workouts in. I used to be an avid and competitive runner of marathons, half marathons, 10k, 5k, adventure and obstacle races. I have been competing in races in North America, as well as training others to get faster and stronger physically and mentally. My training and programming is directly influenced by my own learning and experiences and the experience with Gym Jones and Bobby Maximus. One of the biggest lessons I have learned is to never give up, "BE committed to DO what it takes, to HAVE what you want" in all areas of one's life.

Measuring Progress

MEASURE PROGRESS WITHOUT THE SCALE   Frustrated. Disappointed. Hopeless. Skeptical. Whichever you choose, these emotions are enemies of people trying to lose weight—especially when you feel like you have done everything right. For many trying to shed pounds, the elation from that initial weight loss is brought to a screeching halt when the scale stops […]
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10 Tips to Starting a Wellness Program Today

10 Tips for Starting a Wellness Program Today It’s never too late to begin your journey in wellness! Here are 10 steps you can take today to get started. 1. Write out your goals and desires. What’s your wellness vision? Where do you envision yourself three to five years from now? Set three-month and weekly […]
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Improvements are Supernatural

Cory is a dynamic, supportive, super knowledgeable, funny, caring, smart, on point, punctual Trainer. I loved working with him and the improvements in my strength, muscle tone and flexibility are supernatural. – J. P.
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Achieving My Personal Goals

I appreciated Cory’s positive and motivating approach to each session. He took the time to ensure I was doing the exercises properly while providing explanations for how this would support achieving my personal goals.
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Ensure Correct Technique & Avoid Injuries

Having a commitment to a training schedule was so important. I was challenged far more than what I would require of myself if I was on my own. The variety of both free and machine weights, kettle bells, TRX and much more, made it fun, different, and challenging. However, the most important factor was knowing […]
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Energetic pace

I had such a great experience doing the Trigger It bootcamp classes with Cory. He not only motivates you; he also pushes and inspires you to keep going even when you think and feel as though you can’t go anymore. The variety of different workouts and cardio Cory teaches sets your body up for total […]
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Transform me into my new amazing lifestyle

I just wanted to send you a Thank-You for everything over the last year and a bit. As I was walking home from our session yesterday, I got a little bit sad thinking about a new gym and routine that doesn’t include training with you; Change is great and I’m really looking forward too it and me […]
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Giving me the strength and energy to do everything I desire to do

Working out with Cory is one of the best decisions I have ever made in regards to my health and fitness. Being new to Calgary, I had to find a new trainer, a ‘great trainer’, so I shopped around, asked for recommendations and I knew what I wanted out of my new great trainer. When […]
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New and interesting

Cory manages to keep every coaching session new and interesting.  Training is still work but you are not dying of boredom.  The boxing sessions are fun. Bill I., Calgary
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His fun and engaging personality

I have attended two back-to-back boot camps with Cory.  He is not easy… but he gets you your results! His fun and engaging personality really helps when you think you can’t, he always manages to get you to find the can and will do. Sandra H., Calgary
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I highly recommend Cory’s personal training services

I have worked with Cory both one-on-one and indirectly for 1.5 years. I recently participated in his Trigger It Personal Training Boot camps and I have been very impressed with the results. In less than two months I have lost 10 pounds and 10 inches, and my energy and strength is through the roof. Each boot camp class was different […]
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I can’t thank you enough for your help in my weight loss journey!

Cory, Thank-You for all your motivation, passion, training & nutrition knowledge you taught me. I have been able to keep up my exercising and combined with a good diet, have managed to hit my number one goal of weighing under 200 lbs. It has been so many years since I’ve seen a 1 first on the scale (I actually don’t remember the […]
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Cory’s passion for fitness and personal well being

Cory is an incredibly positive guy.  I’ve enjoyed fitness classes with him twice a week over the last 10 months.  I’ve only missed a handful of his classes; they are a “do not move” item in my agenda!  Cory mixes it up every class by introducing something new, taking us outside in the park in […]
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So pumped by helping others

Cory, thanks so much for sharing your passion for fitness and health with me over the last year. Between the one-on-one personal training sessions, I have had with you and you’re amazing bootcamps, I have really seen an improvement in my overall health. Your positive attitude and high energy (even at 6 a.m.) are truly […]
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He genuinely cares

I have been training with Cory for over five years. I had first heard of him through word of mouth and that he had a reputation of being an outstanding trainer. This is exactly what I was looking for. Throughout the past 5 years, I have enjoyed my time being trained by one of the […]
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Completely empowering and uniformly positive

Cory has been my trainer for over five years now, and my experience with him has been completely empowering and uniformly positive. When I started training with Cory, I was looking to take my performance to the next level and compete more effectively in Spartan Races and Tough Mudder’s. Cory was up for the challenge […]
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I trust Cory and his techniques

I’m 46 years old, and in the best shape of my life. I take a weekly Pilates class, participate in 2­3 hot yoga classes, four hours of ballroom dance lessons, and train with Cory three times a week. I also try to get down to the local YMCA and do a cardio workout followed by […]
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Enthusiastic commitment to his work

Cory has been my trainer for over five years. He is the perfect combination of tough and warm and works with the whole person mentally, physically and emotionally. Because of Cory’s efforts I am stronger, healthier and more flexible. His professionalism, extensive knowledge and enthusiastic commitment to his work provides the perfect scenario for success […]
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Shannon Duerr

Personal Trainer

NASM Corrective Exercise Certified, AFLCA Group Fitness Instructor Certification, Standard First Aid/CPR-C

Former competitive Triathlete, Marathon Runner, Cyclist and mother of three.

Specialty Training Areas: Functional Strength Training, Injury Rehabilitation and Prevention, Postural Improvement/Correction. Performance Training (Running and Cycling Specific.) Mobility for Longevity.

Coaching Philosophy: A truly holistic approach to health and well-being should incorporate a focus on training (moving your body), nutrition and mental health. In my own experience when we give priority to our fitness and wellbeing we are able to navigate all life’s challenges, and show up in all areas of our lives as the best version of ourselves. I pride myself on developing meaningful relationships with my clients. To me each and every client I train has provided me the opportunity to be a part of their life’s journey. I consider this a privilege and strive to do my utmost to educate, support and champion my clients to realize their goals. Together we are a team, striving for vitality, health and well-being. Fitness to me has no finish line!

Achievable Alignment

Posture; What Does It Mean? I like to keep it pretty simple, posture is the representation of your body’s alignment and symmetry. It can reveal the presence of pain, muscular imbalances, and even reveal an individual’s state of mind. It is a snapshot of your overall health & wellbeing.  Can I Change My Posture, Make Improvements? […]
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Is Your Workout Routine Really Serving You?

I see it every day in my line of work. Those consistent, dedicated gym-goers. They have set days, time and routine that they follow week after week. For those of you who are reading this and thinking, isn’t this type of routine exactly what fitness professionals want people to adopt in order to maintain their fitness […]
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Posterior Chain strength for better race times!

Improve your run times and decrease your risk of injury by making posterior chain strength training part of your running regime. As a runner myself I know there’s nothing more frustrating and disappointing than carefully choosing, planning and paying for the race season ahead only to be sidelined with an injury after the first race […]
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Excellent Communication

Professionalism, preparedness, in-depth knowledge, focus, excellent communication, great listening skills, punctuality, approachability. An overall first rate experience with Shannon. Shannon takes her role seriously and appears to be a great asset to Urban Athlete. Without reserve, I would recommend Shannon. – Gillian
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Motivating Instructor

Last Saturday Shannon delivered yet another outstanding Cycle class, which reminded me what an excellent instructor she is. It should be noted that I wasn’t in the mood to attend the class, any class for that matter – being a lazy Saturday morning and all. But alas soon into the class she managed to motivate […]
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Spin Classes with Shannon

Two years ago my husband I booked a bicycling trip in Croatia for 7 days in May. We had been members of Urban Athlete for a year, but never attended a class and were looking for a way to get in shape for the trip.  On the advice of one of the trainers we decided to […]
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Working with Shannon

Question #1: What were your biggest challenges prior to working with me? Although I was a long-time lover of cardio, I had real difficulty keeping up with any kind of strength training program.  I was sporadic in my efforts, and did not have the training or creativity to come up with workouts that were challenging […]
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I am a 59 year old Pilot looking to retire by the time I’m 65

About me (because it’s all about me). I am a 59 year old Pilot looking to retire by the time I’m 65.  My daily duties require me to go to the terminal get into a small flight deck and sit for periods of 10 hours a day and then walk out of the terminal.  Sometimes […]
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