I grew up in the country! I know how to work hard, live happy and treat everyone with an open heart. I’d never even been to a gym until I went to school to become a personal fitness trainer. This has given me a unique perspective, a clean slate – I had no preconceptions about training in a gym or the lifestyle around fitness. I’ve used my experience and education to help others live a strong, functional life – I strive to find solutions to the cause of a problem, instead of treating the symptom.
I focus on two aspects of health: private and group training. When I’m doing in home personal training, I focus on your individual goals, time constraints, past/present injuries and what equipment you may or may not have.Most of my clients are 40 and over – the vast majority being 65+ ( I love training couples or friends!). My main focus is making your fitness regime functional. I can help you become stronger so you can keep up with your kids or counteract the harmful effects of sitting at a desk all day. I’ll decrease back pain or knee pain by isolating the cause and fixing the problem right at its source. I’ve helped many of my clients with exercises to strengthen the body before and after knee and hip surgery. I’ll focus on balance, flexibility and stamina as well as weight loss – whatever you need to make your body more functional in your daily life.
I’m here for you – young or old, working or retired – your individual needs are my number one priority while making your body a stronger, healthier, happier place to live.
Over the years I’ve also made my way into group fitness. I like to introduce myself as a personal trainer instead of a group instructor. The vast majority of “boot camps” force harmful movements on people who are simply looking to be healthier. They go from a desk job to being asked to do 50 burpees (if you don’t know what these are then I am so happy for you! They are evil). Usually boot camps end in some kind of injury – they are so intense people stop going to them. My fitness classes are designed to improve the overall health of the individual – especially people who have to do repetitive work all day. I always say to my fitness classes, “ strength training should be done 2-3 times a week to counteract the negative effects of aging. This means you need to exercise until you die – when you retire from work and these boot camps, you can transition in the senior boot camps I host around the city!”
My fitness classes are the wonderful medium between too intense (where you might hurt yourself) and doing a “sit and be fit class” (which are great but I think seniors are not given enough credit – they can do so much more!)
It’s all about intensity – which of course is different for every person – so I have devoted the last decade of my career to doing just that. I will make your fitness journey personal – regardless if we are training one on one or in a group.
I will never let you forget the power you possess – as you change and develop, I will rise to meet your new needs and expectations. I am the bridge that is going to connect your goals and dreams to what will soon become reality.
I have found a career that I have practiced all my life! This is my purpose – I have found where I belong and I strive to learn the most knowledgeable and effective information based around a healthy lifestyle. This is my area of expertise; let me show you what I have to offer!
NAIT Personal Fitness Trainer Honors Graduate of 2008
CSEP-CPT-The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology-Certified Personal Trainer (CSEP-CPT)
Athletic First Aid-Sports Medicine Council of Alberta (SMCA)
Health Care Provider (C) Heart & Stroke Foundation
I firmly believe in the fitness triad; exercise, proper nutrition and mental preparation. All three of these elements are crucial to your success and invariably the neglect of one, even to the benefit of the others, will undermine your true potential.
Let me introduce myself, I’m a 27 year old Canadian by the name of Meghan. I re-certified my nutrition certificate with Precision Nutrition in November 2017 and am looking forward to continuing to help others learn to balance life and well being. I believe in acknowledging mental and physical health by teaching my clients how to make the right choices for their body while still enjoying small treats, enjoying the holidays and releasing any emotional attachments with food. I often utilize #balanceiseverything to demonstrate my strong belief in the phrase.
Every now and then it’s important to KICK it into HIGH gear! And that’s what Meghan Hauk, a native of Edmonton Alberta is doing with her new powerlifting regime. Originally a soccer player for fifteen years, Meghan is no stranger to the demands of both a high energy work life and the demands of healthy lifestyle.
That’s why no shock was gleaned by her family and friends when she decided to go from high endurance cardio to the explosive requirements of powerlifting. Training a minimum of 4 times a week she is excited to lift at the Alberta Provincial Powerlifting Competition and has posted a PR (personal record) of 235lbs a 100lbs increase from where she started! It’s no wonder that the squat is her favourite exercise to perform in the gym!
While working out Meghan loves to listen to heavy rock and states her main motivation is “To be strong as hell!” Meghan’s dedication to training and her upbeat positive attitude make her a great inspiration to anyone!
Q: How many times a week do you train?
A: 4-5 times
Q: What are the exercises that you have to do to train for a powerlifting competition?
A: You have to do a Deadlift, a Squat and a Bench Press
Q: What’s your favourite exercise?
A: Most definitely the squat
Q: What’s your least favourite exercise?
A: I HATE cardio – especially the treadmill!
Q: Why do you do what you do? What motivates you?
A: uh, well – I like to be strong as hell!
Q: Do you listen to music when you work out? What kind of music do you listen to?
A: Sometimes I listen to music when I work out – and when I do, it is most definitely heavy rock
Q: Have you been an athlete in the past or is this your first time?
A: Actually, I played soccer for 15 years.
Twelve years ago Romeo travelled to Rishikesh, India to study the ancient teachings of yoga. He spent two months at the Yoga Hut Tapovan under the guidance of Yogi Pramod. While there, Romeo studied the entire Primary Series of Asanas, but he specialized in Hatha. Romeo has spent over a decade back in his hometown of Edmonton guiding people through their own yoga practice. And now we are fortunate to bring his experienced teaching right to your doorstep!
A graduate from NAIT’s Personal Fitness Trainer program and an all around movement enthusiast Angela has dabbled in everything from rugby to cheer, to Muay Thai and ballet. She lives to explore and find new ways to challenge her body, which led her to trying aerial arts in 2015. She brings passion and love to her teaching, along with the knowledge of working as a personal fitness trainer for the past 8 years. There will never be a dull moment with Angela – she will incorporate her zest for life into your functional training program!