Personal Training

Trainers Passionate About Your Success!

Brandon

Just want to shout out a thank you to Urban Athlete for the intense and mindful body conditioning workouts you’ve been putting me through lately!

I highly recommend trying the studio to understand what I mean.

Jody

My trainer is FABULOUS! He works hard to devise solid, full body workouts well in advance of me being there. His advance preparation ensures I can fit my workouts into my busy day.

His workouts have been challenging but not so much so that they are discouraging.

Brenda

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, in particular, has helped me retrain my muscles that were badly injured due to working out incorrectly. Thanks Wendy!!!

Jody

The trainers have proven to all be friendly, skilled and knowledgeable. The owners and trainers have cheered me on to my first Tough Mudder this year and I look forward to many more years with their positive team!

Sophie

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.

Come see how our fresh and innovative approach to training will have you seeing results quicker.

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 perfect results based plan. 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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Ali Shamaei

Personal Trainer

Bachelors in Physical Education & Sports Science, NASM CPT Certified, Bodybuilding & Fitness Coaching from Iran.B.F.F, Certified in Corrective Exercise, First aid & CPR

Hi, my name is Ali and I have been a personal trainer for over 4 years. My goal is to bring health and longevity to my clients' life and help them achieve their desired fitness goals. My expertise is specialized in fat loss, muscle gain & activation, and core stability.

Hi, my name is Ali and I have been a personal trainer for over 4 years. My goal is to bring health and longevity to my clients' life and help them achieve their desired fitness goals. My expertise is specialized in fat loss, muscle gain & activation, and core stability.

I have my bachelors in sport science and certifications in:

Training & Prescription in Corrective Exercise
Body Building & Fitness Coaching
Body Building & Exercise Planning

I also have a passion for wrestling and I have been wrestling since I was 12.

In my opinion, the best investment you can make is in your health, and having an expert on your side to guide you towards a healthier lifestyle and a brighter future is a great tool in your toolkit!

Full Body Workout

Hypertrophy full body program suited for beginners and intermediate level of fitness. The goal is to target every muscle group in a single session. Ideally you can do this program every other day or one day on, two days off. This program is designed on antagonist training system for a short and effective workout.A-Barbell Flat …

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Protein Absorption Limit and Protein to Build Muscles

So many of my clients ask me that how much protein I need or how much protein I can absorb at once. So I made this video for you guys to get an idea about this topic. First there is a formala which is the max amount of protein that you need as an athlete …

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How To Improve Your Pull-Up

In this video, Urban Athlete Personal Trainer Ali, shows us three variations on how to improve your pull-up. If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment below or visit us at the studio in Calgary!
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Dara Mikituk

Personal Trainer

BSc Kinesiology, CSEP-CPT, CrossFit Lvl 1, First Aid & CPR. Continued education in olympic lifting, nutrition, strength & conditioning, periodization, TRX, and life coaching.
My focal part as a personal trainer is to help people love fitness the way that I love fitness. I enjoy training every type of person with every type of goal! Sport specific, pre and post natal, and strength training are some areas I have experience in.

My focal part as a personal trainer is to help people love fitness the way that I love fitness. I enjoy training every type of person with every type of goal! Sport specific, pre and post natal, and strength training are some areas I have experience in. I focus on gaining the experience needed to coach an individual to do whatever it is that they would like to achieve; the sky is the limit. I have a total of ten years of experience in the fitness industry from personal training to coaching the sport of CrossFit and instructing group fitness classes. I started my fitness journey as a competitive figure skater, developed a love for running and ran for the varsity track and field and cross country at the University of the Calgary.  I actively compete in the sport of CrossFit and I coach everything from gymnastics specific movements to Olympic lifting. I teach TRX based classes, strength conditioning and HIIT. I LOVE training, and I have a very enthusiastic attitude towards building healthy relationships with people and marrying everyday health and wellness.  

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Shannon Duerr

Personal Trainer

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

Hi, I’m Shannon! I’m a lifetime long-distance runner, Ironman Triathlete, Olympic distance triathlete, Spin cycle instructor, Bootcamp class instructor, personal trainer and mother of three.

Hi, I’m Shannon! I’m a lifetime long distance runner, Ironman Triathlete, Olympic distance triathlete, Spin cycle instructor, Bootcamp class instructor, personal trainer and mother of three.

My focus as a trainer is function based training as I believe everyone can benefit from mindful, athletic based movement. Whether it’s a day of hiking in the mountains, running that next 10km, or just picking up your kids and carrying groceries, I feel training in the gym should translate to improved performance and function in all areas of our lives outside the gym. I also have a particular interest in and experience with postural improvement/correction as well as body mechanics & mobility for longevity. A natural by-product of this type of training are amazing aesthetic changes in physique, muscular shape and dramatic reduction in body fat levels as well.

To me, a truly holistic approach to health and wellbeing should incorporate both training and nutrition, as well as an openness to changing our thoughts and beliefs about living a balanced and healthy lifestyle. Being a 40 something mother of three, I recognize the difficulty in balancing career, family and personal wellbeing. However, when we give priority to our own fitness and wellbeing we are better equipped to handle all life’s challenges that come our way with a balanced outlook.

I dedicate myself to the success of my clients, whatever their personal definition of success is. Fitness to me has no finish line. Simply the ongoing pursuit of vitality, health, wellbeing and personal happiness.

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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!

403-244-1445

THE HEART OF KENSINGTON
480 - 14th Street NW
Calgary, Alberta

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HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday - Friday: 6AM - 10PM
Saturday & Sunday: 8AM - 8PM