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"What I love most about it is the community feel that it has"

"She coordinates with my physiotherapist so we work as a team"

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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These workouts are so effective

Brad’s workouts are incredible. I am a busy working mom and have very little extra time in my schedule. If I work out with Brad at least three times a week, and eat well, I can stay in great shape. Brad’s classes have helped me get lean and strong very quickly. I would recommend Brad …

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Brad’s a great person and a great motivator

Brad’s workouts is exactly what my husband and I needed after a long stretch of inactivity and bad eating habits. Brad is extremely knowledgeable about fitness and healthy eating. His classes are challenging but fun. Brad’s a great person and a great motivator. Highly recommend checking a boot camp out. – Michelle and Dale Poulin
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Extremely helpful

Brad makes physical fitness accessible and fun. Coming into his boot camp class with no prior experience could have been a challenge but he is extremely helpful and puts you right at ease. I’ve seen real results and I feel like the program he offers is workable for the long term. Great experience! – Allison …

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I have become stronger, healthier, and more fit

Brad’s classes are always challenging but he manages to make them fun! The classes are suitable for everyone no matter your level of fitness. No two classes are ever the same so you won’t get bored with the workouts. You can start out wherever you feel comfortable and he will help you achieve results with …

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Keeps me motivated

Brad knows exactly what I need to do to keep me motivated & continues to push me to do more. His classes are a great mix of cardio, weights, strength & core. Brad is great at both personal training as well as boot camp classes. It’s always challenging and helps either to get you into …

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Brad’s professionalism, extensive knowledge, and enthusiastic commitment

I have achieved noticeable results since training with Brad and continually see improvements and progress as he helps me push past those pesky plateaus. It is through a combination of Brad’s diverse training methods, individualized exercise programs, and meal plans that I have been able to achieve and surpass my goals and continue to make …

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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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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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Dara reduced my chronic pain

Before I met Dara, I had chronic back and neck pain due to my career. I was also getting tired of my typical workout routine. Dara not only reduced my chronic pain but changes my workouts frequently so I don’t get bored. Dara also makes sure I do my workouts properly and guides me through …

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Dara makes training days fun

Having struggled with my weight after turning 30, it was one yo-yo diet after another until I met Dara this summer. Dara makes training days fun and not at all something I would normally avoid like the plague. She has helped me properly train and shape my body into something I’m starting to be proud …

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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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Virtual Training with Dara

A few months into the pandemic, I started feeling sore, stiff and a bit like a blob. Working from home and developing a sedentary lifestyle due to the restrictions reactivated old injuries and I gained weight. Then I started taking virtual personal training sessions with Dara and that all changed. I got back in shape …

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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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Passion, Strength and Knowledge with Dara

PASSION, STRENGTH AND KNOWLEDGE!! Dara has been my trainer for the past 8 years. From the first time I met Dara, she made me feel welcome and assured me that she was there to work with me to achieve my goals. In all my years working with trainers, none of them have even come close …

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Ali’s knowledge is astounding

Studio review: 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 …

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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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