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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Adrienne Gross-Leibham

Personal Trainer

ACE certified Personal Trainer, Certified Kickboxing Instructor, 200hr-YTT, CPR/AED St. Mark James

Hi! My name is Adrienne! I am a yoga teacher, kickboxing trainer, and a self proclaimed “corporate drone turned life enthusiast”.

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Hi! My name is Adrienne! I am a yoga teacher, kickboxing trainer, and a self proclaimed “corporate drone turned life enthusiast”. I grew up working hard on my family’s small farm and swimming competitively but lost my drive and interest in all things wellness during my 20’s after having my son and diving into a full-time desk job. After a decade of putting my health last, a family emergency had me re-assessing the important things in life and I began going to fitness classes, signed up with a personal trainer and began my current path, falling in love with fitness and life wellness.

My passion is helping people work with their body (not against it), bringing back foundational movements and the muscle activation needed to crush those big goals. With a decade long poor-health history, personal injury rehabilitation and a weight-loss story of over 30lbs, I am committed to meeting you where you are on your journey. New to the gym? Looking to relearn old habits? Curious about mobility, flexibility, developing strength as well as a long-term wellness lifestyle? I am here for you, and with you, every step of the way. And while I take fitness and goal setting seriously, we can make this journey fun with many laughs along the way.

I am a night owl by nature, and spent years trying to be a morning person… it just didn’t work! I am embracing and leaning into my later day tendencies and have openings in late afternoon to late evenings…. Need a late-night training session? How late? 7, 8… 10? Lets chat! 

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Ali Shamaei

Personal Trainer

Bachelors in Physical Education & Sports Science, 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.

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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!

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Shannon Duerr

Personal Trainer

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.

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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.  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

After owning my own successful private training studio in BC, I moved to Calgary in 2012. I’ve been part of the Urban Athlete team since early 2013 and bring with me over 15 years of experience as a fitness professional.

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After owning my own successful private training studio in BC, I moved to Calgary in 2012. I’ve been part of the Urban Athlete team since early 2013 and bring with me over 15 years of experience as a fitness professional.

Being a personal trainer is not a job to me, it is a lifestyle. It’s about building relationships and supporting people in reaching their goals. I have an appreciation for life and I love to help people get the most out of it by showing them how to build strength both inside and out.

Having a stable core is key to fundamental strength for everybody’s body. 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.

My certifications / specializations include Pilates, Kettlebells, Twist Sport Conditioning, TRX, as well as overall fitness coaching from weight loss to strength training.

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

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Jacqueline Czaja

Personal Trainer

PTS, BA Psychology, Level C CPR/AED St. John Ambulance

My name is Jacqueline Czaja a personal trainer in Calgary, Alberta. I am a goal-getter, motivator, connector & I am blessed enough to live & breathe my passion every single day.

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My name is Jacqueline Czaja a personal trainer in Calgary, Alberta. I am a goal-getter, motivator, connector & I am blessed enough to live & breathe my passion every single day. Health & fitness is not just something I do- it is my life. What gets me out of bed each morning knowing that I get to be a part of someone’s journey to health & happiness. I am truly grateful to call my passion my profession.

Being an athlete growing up and living healthy lifestyle eventually allowed me to realize my love of helping others & choose a career path in the field of health & wellness. I took my first steps into the industry while I was still completing University & eventually moved home to Edmonton where I started my own company. The next chapter of my journey begins here at Urban Athlete & I could not be more excited to be a part of this incredible team!

My areas of focus include, weight loss, strength training, healthy mindset development & nutritional cleansing. As a trainer, my goal is to create programs that are effective, challenging & fun! I work with my clients as a team to create a success plan with both physical and mental components, so that they can successfully achieve their goals. I am committed to helping each and every person that I work with create a healthy lifestyle that works for him or her.

The journey to better health & happiness isn’t just about a physical transformation, but rather about the person you become in the process. I can’t wait to work with you!

403-244-1445

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

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