Personal Training

Learn to Loppet

This 23-week training program will make you a strong cross-country skier and prepare you to race in the March Lake Louise Loppet. Long-distance training and skill development will help you to improve technique, speed and efficiency, while commitment and group support will help you to achieve personal goals. Once the snow flies, bi-weekly ski sessions will allow time for personal coaching, technique and pacing practice. The on-snow, midweek ski sessions are held within the Calgary city limits and Saturday ski sessions in the Rockies. Prerequisite: no experience necessary. Includes: 6 informational seminars on fitness/ gear/ waxing, 16 x 60-90 min dryland training sessions, 12 x 1.5 hour mid-week evening ski sessions, 12 x 3 or 4 hour weekend ski days, fitness instruction, on-snow coaching, Foothills Nordic trail maintenance fees. Participants are responsible for transportation, ski gear, trail passes and Loppet fees.

Train to Loppet

Technique and performance is the focus of this 23-week cross-country ski course designed for alumni of the Learn to Loppet program, or those with equivalent experience. With the help of our enthusiastic and experienced coaches, you will set goals and be motivated to improve classic technique and fitness. We will also have the option to try skate skiing in the new year. This is a fun, focused training and touring program in which we will try to ski in various locations—working in longer touring days when the snow is awesome. You'll have coaching support at a few optional Loppets this season, which could include the Edmonton Birkebeiner, Huckleberry Loppet, Cookie Race or the Lake Louise Loppet. Prerequisite: Alumni of the L2L program or equivalent cross-country ski experience. Great for those who want to try more Loppets and train with a group. Includes: 6 informational seminars on fitness/ gear/ waxing, 16 x 60-90 min dryland training sessions, 12 x 1.5 hour mid-week evening ski sessions, 12 x 3 or 4 hour weekend ski days, fitness instruction, on-snow coaching, pre-race wax nights, Foothills Nordic trail maintenance fees. Participants are responsible for transportation, ski gear, trail passes and Loppet fees.

One-On-One Personal Training

Our highly qualified Personal Trainers will provide expert guidance to help you achieve the results you want! Whether your goal is to improve your fitness, rehab from an injury, manage a chronic condition, or train for your specific sport, we're here to help!

Personal Training - New Clients

What sets us apart from most gym personal training experiences is our high level of academic expertise and practical background.  UofC Personal Trainers possess a degree in Kinesiology -  in addition to an internationally recognized designation/certification.  We ensure you will receive a highly personalized training experience designed to help you acheive your health and fitness goals.  We want to inspire an Active Living lifestyle!

For more information please email ptrain@ucalgary.ca or to register call Active Living Client Services (403) 220-7749.

Personal Training - Renewing Clients

Continue the progress you've made with your trainer to date!

Student Wellness Series

Join us for FREE in this new wellness series for students! 
Challenge yourself physically with high intensity classes, or take a well-deserved mental break with guided Yoga and meditation, plus much more. With a different theme each class, there's something for everyone.

Fitness Assessment

A Fitness Assessment is the foundation to any successful fitness journey.
it is also a useful and essential tool for monitoring and tracking your goals and progress.
Assessments include an analysis of body composition, musculo-skeletal and functional movement, flexibility and cardiovascular components of fitness.

Personal Training - Buddy Training

Work toward your fitness goals with a partner! Supporting each other will not only make the sessions more fun and motivating, but it's more economical. You'll achieve the same results as you would with one-on-one training, for nearly half the price.

Occupational Fitness Training

Preparing to apply for a job in the law enforcement or public service? This package includes an initial fitness assessment, followed by three one-on-one training sessions specifically geared toward the APREP and PARE tests. With the APREP and PARE equipment available, we will work on improving your fitness level, all the while becoming familiar with the components of these occupational tests.

All 3-session packages also include a one month membership to the U of C fitness center.

Private Group Training

Get motivated and get results with the help of a personal trainer and a small group with similar goals. Experience the variety, constant supervision and support associated with Personal Training along with the added benefit of social interaction.

Prior to group training, your trainer will meet with you for a one-on-one session to ensure that they help you reach your personal goals. We will work with you to determine a time and day of the week that works for your whole group where you can train in one of our private training studios.

All U of C Personal Fitness Trainers have, at minimum, a degree in Kinesiology and a nationally recognized personal training certification. Our team of professionals participate in ongoing training to ensure you are getting the most current information and leading edge-training principles.

Youth Fitness Training

Looking for personalized training for youth 11-18 years? We offer programs for beginners, with no previous gym experience, and for developing the young athlete through sport-specific testing and fundamental movement skills.

Personal Training KINETIX

Whatever your experience, age, and fitness level, Kinetix personal health and fitness services will help you achieve all of your health and fitness goals. All of Kinetix personal trainers have completed a Kinesiology degree program, as well as carry a nationally recognized fitness certification from the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology.

** Kinetix is located is located on the first floor of the Teaching Research and Wellness building on the Foothills Medical Centre site.

FREE Gym Orientation

Never been to the fitness center but want to see what it’s all about, or thinking about beginning an exercise program but don’t know where to start?
Come to our FREE gym orientation for students and we will help you get on track! A highly qualified Personal Trainer will guide you through the gym and teach you how to use various machines, and demonstrate some common exercises. We will also give you guidelines on how to design a workout of your own.

*For U of C Sudents only
*Meet at the front desk outside the fitness center

Olympic Lifting Clinics

Perfect your form and technique with these sessions with a NCCP Certified Olympic Weight Lifting Specialist.