Personal Trainers

in St. Albert

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Personal Training St. Albert at Sturgeon Valley Athletic Club

It’s time to level up your fitness. 

SVAC has always been focused on gathering the most certified and exceptional personal trainers in the local area to help clients reach their fitness goals. Every one of our trainers has a unique set of strengths and skills that are able to help a wide range of unique client fitness goals.

Combine your training with our fitness technology. 

Styku 3D Body Scan: Performs a 3D Body Scan in seconds using just a simple turntable and 3D camera. In only 35 seconds, the Styku 3D Body Scan extracts millions of measurements with 2mm accuracy and reconstructs your body into 3D visuals.

SVAC personal trainers use technology like this on a daily basis to track client results and progress on a much deeper level. The best part is – all of the technology is in house and integrated into the personal training workout experience at SVAC.


“Running is just you, the work you put in, and the clock. You can’t cheat yourself. If you don’t put in the miles, you can’t go to the starting line thinking you’re going to pull a miracle out of nowhere. You get exactly what you put in.”


meet our team

Our Personal trainers

SVAC Personal Trainer | Chelsea
Chelsea Von Grat

I am a Certified Personal Trainer, Group Exercise Instructor and Nutritionist and involved in the health and fitness industry at SVAC for 12+ years. Most of this time has been dedicated to providing my clients with evidence-based education and to put up a good fight against the many misconceptions surrounding exercise and nutrition.

In 2012, I graduated from the University of Alberta with a degree in Physical Education, specializing in Sport Performance and Physical Activity. I went on to complete my Precision Nutrition Certification and currently offer online nutrition coaching.

I’m always looking to extend my skill set as a coach and has completed many other certifications including Pilates Reformer, Spin, Sports Nutrition, ED Awareness in the Fitness Industry & many more. I am currently completing my 200hr Yoga Teacher Training.

My dedication to school and sports in early life rewarded me with Female Athlete of the Year, Volleyball MVP and academic and athletic scholarships.

I currently play women’s basketball in the EBA and most recently participated in the sport of bodybuilding as a figure competitor, completed the Banff Half Marathon, 35km in Sinister 7 and countless fun runs such as Mud Hero, Spartan Race, Color Run, Run for the Cure, West Country Hearth Attack etc.

I train clients and run spring/summer bootcamps out of my home garage gym in Edmonton. I also have a subscription-based fitness app for clients looking to train from home, or follow a gym-based program, “Train with CVG” which offers my own training program, right at your fingertips.

My focus is the unique training, nutrition and mindset needs of women.

SVAC Personal Trainer | Stacey
Stacey Rose

Fitness for me is not just something that I do but a way of life. I plan my days around my workouts not the other way around. I have been involved in fitness activities from a very early age. I did swimming lessons, figure skating, track and field, Ultimate Frisbee and Martial Arts (Kempo Kung Fu, BJJ and Muay Thai).

I have been in the fitness industry for over 15 years. I started out lifeguarding and teaching aquafit classes at Fountain Park. Pool. I have several certifications, Pilates Reformer and Mat through Balanced Body, Agatsu Kettlebell, FKCC Kickboxing, CanFitPro Personal Training, Fitness Instructor, Spartan SGX Coach, OCR Coach, Spartan Obstacle Coach and a Diploma in Holistic Nutrition through CSNN are a few of my favourites. I have taught in martial arts schools, at pools, outdoors and here at SVAC.

For a few years I was a strength and conditioning coach and athletic trainer for both the St Albert Fury football team and for the St Albert Mustangs Track team. My knowledge of functional movement from martial arts training and Pilates helped the Fury have fewer injuries than ever before while I was working with them. I discovered Obstacle course racing about 5 years ago and found a new passion. We are capable of so much more than we believe. There is a feeling that you get when you accomplish something that you thought was impossible for you and it is indescribable.

I love that feeling and I love helping clients find that feeling as well because I get to share in it too. Spartan Race has a slogan “You’ll know at the finish line.” that is based entirely on that feeling. There is a quote from Lazarus Lake, the creator of the Barkley Marathon, that describes it pretty well. “They just sit there and you can see this, the extremes of joy that can come with sports. That you only get when failure was probable.”

Mark Oiffer

My training and education allow me to appraise and prescribe fitness programs that are tailored to meet the needs and goals of each individual. As my Personal Training Client you will find that you respond postively with regular attendance, increased motivation and demonstrable gains in your fitness level! Contact me today and find out how I can help you to improve your motivation, consistency and effectiveness.


  • Personal Fitness Trainer NAIT
Kevin Repato
I am a certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist with a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree from the University of Alberta. When it comes to exercise, I love to incorporate functional training into my workouts because it not only improves personal fitness, but it also brings ease to average day-to-day activities. The way physical activity has improved my mental and physical health is my motivation to keep me moving!  
Kathy Giesbrecht

AGE HAS NO BARRIER- Your fitness is more important than your age.

When I started teaching group fitness classes, I was accompanied by a solo pianist at the YWCA for music. As the years passed and aerobic dance became the workout of the day, I used record albums that I lined up by the record player and changed as needed. Then came tapes, CDs and today, iTunes on my iPad. Oh my goodness; I have taught many fitness classes from Aerobic Dance, Step, Pilates, Cycle, Evolution, Stages Spin, Queenax and my next challenge…online fitness classes due to COVID restrictions.

There have been many changes, but some things never change.

The enthusiasm of participants is stellar, then and today! The music remains inspirational, touches our souls and keeps us moving year after year. We have ROCKED to the music of Queen of the 80’s and DANCED to Billy Eilish of 2020! No matter how I feel, I walk into class and see the smiling faces ready to workout. I turn on the music. Magic happens. I have taught at the YWCA, City of St Albert and owned my own Aerobic Dance Studio, The Body Shop.

Today, I am deeply grateful to have a home at SVAC! The opportunities here have allowed me to move forward year after year and challenge myself.

I am also SO thankful to have known so many wonderful participants that became dear friends. Many have attended my classes from the beginning, experiencing the live piano music at the YWCA, and now are experiencing the high-tech class of Stages Spin at SVAC! I am proud to say that yes, you CAN teach an old dog new tricks!

  • Bachelor of Recreation Administration, specializing in Physical Activity
  • AFLCA Certified
  • Stott Pilates Mat Certified
  • Balance Bodies Reformer Certified
Brian Hill

Brian can help you better your fitness and reach the goals that you value most. You will get the discipline, the science, the reps, sets, tempo, and more – all of which are powerful tools to improve your body composition, decrease pain, and improve energy and performance.

Regardless of your abilities or limitations, Brian’s goal is to support you on your journey to being a more well-rounded individual in all aspects of fitness to live a healthier and fuller life.

  • A Certified Ironman Coach
  • Group Fitness Instructor
  • TRX Certified Strength and Yoga
  • Yoga Certified
  • Trainer
Danielle Smith Fit Pro and Personal Trainer
Danielle Smith

Fitness has always been apart of my life and it took a few of life events for me to realize it is one of my superpowers to inspire others to see what they can do.

Fitness is for everybody, it’s is just a matter of finding the Right movement, Class, Fit Pro, Club, Race, Goal to ignite the fire. I began my leadership as a AFLCA Leader first with the YMCA’s and the City of Edmonton leading Strollersize a program for parents and children. Then female strength classes for Femsport. Then I progressed into bootcamps and spin classes for the Edmonton police. Next thing I know I am taking part in every obstacle course race I can training others for them and joining teams for Sinister 7 and more! All along the way picking up my Prenatal and Postnatal Fitness certification, and Obstacle Specialist certification and striving for Personal Trainer and Assistant Trainer of trainers, which I have achieved. Obstacle course race training for myself and others became a fuel for me as I qualified to compete in the world championships in 2016 and 2017 and went on to do so as an indication and team. A moment of change for my journey was also in being fortunate to train for Femsport a female strength and agility competition and then go on to coach others to victory and host the event. Gaining much knowledge and mentorship at the University of Alberta for 2 short years , in Recreation under Kinesiology I have now found my way home at SVAC. We are a gym with ans without walls. We have everything you need in a community club.

In these years past I was able to present at AFLCA Fit Rendezvous and become a mental health advocate to help people see wellness from all aspects of their lives.

All along this journey my purpose has been for active living with my husband and 2 children.

We can put ourselves off as a priority for many reasons, but the truth is, that the time is now. What are you waiting for ?

  • General Manager SVAC
  • CPFT
  • AFLCA Cycle, Portable equipment, PrePost Natal with Resistance trainer
  • AFLCA Assistant Trainer of Trainers
  • Prenatal and Postnatal Fitness specialist
  • Obstacle course race training specialist
  • Fascia release and taping
  • Ever Active Children and Youth
  • Run Coach
  • Spartan Strong Certified
  • Barre
  • Olympic Lifting
  • Sports Conditioning
  • Fitness Kickboxing
  • Stages Cycle certified
  • Agatsu Kettlebell Level 1
  • And MORE.. Stay Hungry
SVAC Personal Trainer | Jordi
Jordi Cocks
Jordi grew up trying different sports as a kid and found a love of Figure Skating at a young age. As she progressed through the skating world & began coaching she realized her passion for teaching others. She continued to work in the community in various sport related jobs and decided to begin her certification in Group Fitness. She is a Certified Personal Trainer with the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology (CSEP). Jordi has been training clients for 7 years and loves working on client-centered programs for people to reach their individual goals. Her business focus for 3D Fitness Training & Coaching is that training and coaching is multi dimensional. Jordi’s programs will keep you progressively challenged & motivated. She will keep you accountable and give you the tools you need to be successful in reaching your goals.

NCCP & Skate Canada Regional Certified (Level 1), Provincial Coach In-Training (Level 2), National Coach Level 3 In Training.

Jordi currently works as a Figure Skating Coach, a School Program Coach, & a Power Skating Coach for Minor Hockey. She has been coaching for 10 years.

Jordi is certified as a Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology Personal Trainer and has been training for 7 years. She is a National Academy of Sports Medicine Youth Exercise Specialist. She has studied sports performance, corrective exercise, nutrition, mental training, biomechanics, Group Fitness and TRX suspension training.

She has done off-ice training for 5-7 years for Figure Skaters as well as Hockey Players.

Each year Jordi is continually taking courses, she recently did the Zoom Into Everything Skating Seminar with Meagan Duhamel, where they covered everything from fitness to stability, to mental training, to sports nutrition, to eccentrics, to flexibility.

SVAC Personal Trainer | Coreen
Coreen Rivard
I have a desire to succeed at helping people achieve a better quality of life through health and fitness. We are all so capable – we just need to find our own unique way. Our thought patterns often determine who we are and what we can achieve. We have to change our thoughts to allow us the freedom to accept our own greatness. Reprogramming our thoughts and training our bodies at the same time is a sure solution to success.

The best part of my job is to see how fitness changes peoples lives. They feel better, have more confidence and more energy. I think it is safe to say that when people get their daily dose of exercise induced endorphins that they are happier overall.

Health and wellness has been a long time passion for me. I started my journey many years ago and love continuing to grow and learn through many courses and conferences so that I am best able to offer the latest and best advice and support to my clients. My official Personal Training education comes from NAIT and I am certified through AFLCA for personal training and group fitness and hold my 300hr Blissology Yoga teacher training Certificate.

Nutrition and lifestyle fit hand in hand with fitness and is also an area where I offer coaching and support. I hold a certification in Nutrition and Weight loss through Can Fit Pro and have my Food Addiction Counselling Certificate from INFACT International School for Food Addiction Counseling and Treatment through the European Certification Board.

Being able to have a positive impact on the lives of the people that I work with is amazing. Watching people grow stronger, more confident and achieve their goals is awesome. Watching lives change has definitely made it a rewarding career and going to work out is something that I still get excited about every day.

SVAC Personal Trainer | Kelsey
Kelsey Vickers

My passion is to inspire others to discover how fitness can positively impact their lives. My goal is to help people define what STRONG means to them. Expect to be pushed, encouraged and celebrated. I will be your fitness partner in crime and help you become a stronger, healthier, version of yourself.

I love a team atmosphere and I like learning from those around me. I am always happy to help and always up for an adventure. I love a good laugh, especially playing pranks, so count me in for that. See you on the gym floor!

  • Can-Fit-Pro PT
  • NASM Nutrition Coach
SVAC Personal Trainer | Dan Izzo
Dan Izzo

I ran my first Spartan Race in 2015, and have been hooked on running and strength training since then. I am a CSEP-certified personal trainer and a graduate of the NAIT Personal Fitness Trainer program. My personal achievements include a sub-3-hour finish in the 2019 Boston Marathon and the completion of the Sinister Triple Ultramarathon series in 2021.

My passion is helping other people find a style of training that they love, and watching them achieve their fitness goals. When I’m not in the gym or on the trails I like to relax with my two cats or hit the road with my band.

SVAC Personal Trainer | Caroline Botting
Caroline Botting

I’m Caroline Botting, a fitness instructor and personal trainer. I’ve been at this whole training thing for a while now (over 15 years!) and within that time I’ve trained a wide spectrum of people from athletes, to couples, to new moms, to people with injuries, and everyone in between.

My background is in athletic therapy, which if you don’t know, is a therapist who is mainly involved in sports settings. That being said, I’ve always had an interest in the jump from injury rehab to everyday life and how to maintain a healthy, happy body for the long term. Over the past few years, and since I’ve become a mom, I’ve had an even deeper interest in how to get moms back to feeling confident and strong in their bodies. I love helping to empower people to move and groove their bodies however they want with less fear and frustration.

Who am I really though? I am a woman who is married to a wonderful husband, and who has 2 kiddos. Training is my passion, but my family is my life. In my spare time, I love to garden, play baseball and flag rugby, and explore new places while hiking with my family.

Getting off the sidelines of your life and back into activities you love is what I do. I’ll bring knowledge and a plan to help get you there and keep you there for the long term of life!

SVAC Personal Trainer | Karen McIntyre
Karen McIntyre

I love working at SVAC because the membership has embraced fitness as a lifestyle. I’m in fitness to share my passion that all movement enhances the quality of life. I love training on the Pilates reformer because it stretches and strengthens the myofascial lines of the body, which improves everyday mobility. I enjoy sharing my passion for fitness as a trainer educator and running certification courses for group fitness instructors.

  • CSEP-certified personal trainer
  • AFLCA Trainer Educator
  • AFLCA Group fitness instructor
  • Balanced Body Pilates Reformer 1,2 Mat 1
  • ACE Health Coach
  • ACE Fitness Nutrition Specialist
  • ACE Pain-Free Movement Specialist
Nancy Burg | SVAC Personal Trainer
Nancy Burg

It has been an interesting journey that has led me to becoming a Personal Trainer. At the heart of it all, my calling has been to help others. Health and Fitness is for everyBODY and is unique to each individual. What I value most is when I can support someone through an experience that results in them becoming happy, confident and strong!

While a Personal Trainer at SVAC, I also teach group fitness classes at several retirement communities throughout Edmonton and St. Albert as I am currently finishing a specialization in Senior Fitness.

You’ll also see me on the football field! I volunteer my time as head trainer for a local minor football team in Edmonton, ensuring that every young athlete enjoys a safe, positive and full football experience.

In my free time, I enjoy the outdoors, camping and hiking. You’ll find me at SVAC keeping myself happy and strong. Whether it’s on the gym floor or enjoying a few classes led by the amazing team of group fitness instructors!

I love meeting new people, so if you see me at SVAC, come say HI!


  • University of Manitoba – Bachelor’s Degree Psychology
  • National Academy of Sport Medicine (NASM) – Certified Personal Trainer
  • Precision Nutrition – PN1
  • Girls Gone Strong (GGS-1) – Certified Womens Coaching Specialist
  • AFFA – Exercise for Anxiety
  • Sports Medicine Council of Alberta (SMCA) – Athletic Injury Management
  • Sports Medicine Council of Alberta (SMCA) – Sport Taping & Strapping
SVAC Personal Trainer | Marlaina Troppman
Marlaina TroppmanN

I’ve always been passionate about health and fitness and I’ve always loved helping people. What better career to go into than personal training? I was always an active kid jumping from sport to sport but it was when I threw in the towel and began working out at home, I had officially found my spark. After High School I went into the NAIT Personal Fitness Trainer Program. After graduating from NAIT, I went on to get certified through CSEP. You can catch me on the gym floor jamming out with weights in my hands!I love helping people achieve their health and fitness goals while seeing their confidence in the gym and themselves flourish. I’ll be your gym buddy that’ll help you learn, grow, crush your goals and to celebrate your wins!

  • NAIT Personal Fitness Trainer
Peronal Trainer Naissa
Naissa Preston

You will not find a more passionate fitness pro around! I’ve been learning and teaching all things health and wellness since 1997!

With my background in a B.Sc in Nutrition, NAIT PFT, Fitness Alberta Educator, Stott mat Pilates, and TRX, I bring a unique perspective to crafting efficient and effective performance and corrective exercise programs. I’ve worked with national-level figure skaters and older adults in rehabilitation, and I’ve consistently seen immediate improvements in their movement, leading to rapid results. Whether your goal is to build a more metabolically efficient body, improve your posture after having a baby, or enhance your overall athletic performance and scores, I’m here to find the solution. You’ll find me in the group fitness studios, where I tailor classes to make you feel like they were designed just for you, or in the functional training spaces, fine-tuning my clients to achieve the best joint angles for optimal power output. I can’t wait to help you solve your movement puzzles!

Ryan Marples Personal Trainer
Ryan Marples

I am a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer with Fitness Alberta. I developed a passion for health and fitness from numerous years of sports and athletics. While playing College Baseball, weight training, and nutrition were always a top priority. In Addition to my Personal Training qualifications, I am a certified Precision Nutrition Coach. I stay involved in the sports community and have completed the Canadian National Coaching Certification Program.

I joined the SVAC Team with the goal of helping people find their own passion for physical fitness. Resistance Training has not only benefited me physically but emotionally and mentally as well. Co-Founder of Nike Bill Bowerman once said “If you have a body you are an athlete, and this is something I truly believe. Come start your life-changing fitness journey at SVAC with me today!

  • CPFT Fitness Alberta
  • PN1-NC
Jackie Tilley Fit Pro
Jackie Tilley

I am a Personal Fitness Trainer and Yoga Teacher. My certifications include: NAIT – Certified Personal Trainer, CSEP-CPT, NASM – Corrective Exercise Specialist, and 300YTT. My passion lies in educating and inspiring others to truly believe in themselves and make their goals a reality. I believe a proper mindset and healthy effort is key to achieving your favorite self and I would be so honored to help get you there! When you receive education and guidance regarding your personalized needs, your quality of life will skyrocket. Join me at SVAC, and together let’s unlock that potential within you!

SVAC equipment st albert club

all the equipment you need to reach your goals

Hammer Strength equipment, deadlifting racks, squat racks, bench, free weights, cardio equipment, monkey bars, isolation machines – the list goes on. This wide range of equipment allows you to train and grow in a balanced and healthy way.  

SVAC Personal Training Free Consultation

stay ACCOUNTABLe and get a plan that works

Our personal trainers will sit down with you in a free consultation and discuss exactly what your goals are and create a fun and effective plan for how to get you there. Schedule a one to one fitness consultation with SVAC today!

SVAC Fitness Technology Body Scan

track & measure your progress with the latest fitness TECHNOLOGy

All of our personal trainers utilize the latest technology that the fitness industry has to offer to help clients reach their goals at SVAC St. Albert. Get in depth before, after and progress scans to make sure you are staying on track.