svac personal training
Stay ACCOUNTABLe and Reach your fitness goals.
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. Everyone of our trainers have a unique set a 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.”
Desiree Davila, THE FIRST AMERICAN FEMALE WINNER OF THE BOSTON MARATHON IN 33 YEARS
meet our team
Our Personal trainers
Chelsea Von Grat
Involved in sports all my life, it was only a natural progression that I turn my passion for fitness into a career. Like most women, I felt the pressure to look a certain way and in turn, tried every fad diet and workout in an attempt to achieve my “ideal body.” Having struggled with disordered eating for over a decade, I am compassionate to the female who just wants to look and feel her best.
Changing my approach to fitness and nutrition, to a healthy and sustainable one, has truly brought me the freedom and happiness I strived for years to find.
Now I coach others to set realistic goals, be consistent with their nutrition and fitness and encourage them to love their body in the process.
If this is something that you struggle with, please let me coach you to be your best self and live YOUR best life!
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 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.”
Originally from Toronto, Llew trained from 1988 to 2002 as an Olympic-caliber athlete alongside some of the fastest track and field and bobsled athletes such as Donovan Bailey, Glenroy Gilbert, Pierre Lueders and Christina Smith. Mastering the art of body awareness and positioning as an athlete, Llew then turned to coaching, becoming a certified trainer and conditioning coach with certifications in stretching and sports science. Llew has coached both professional and amateur sport athletes, including some in the CFL, NFL, NHL and CIS. Llew trained and coached under Bruce Frankie in Arizona while using the Future Athletic System Technology (F.A.S.T.) system. F.A.S.T. is a highly complex system utilizing angles, forces and concepts in preparing an elite athlete at a higher level.
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
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 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
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
- 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
- Olympic Lifting
- Sports Conditioning
- Fitness Kickboxing
- Stages Cycle certified
- And MORE.. Stay Hungry
After losing 100lbs over 3 years, I found fitness…and triathlons. Now I use full-body strength training to help clients reach their next level of a Stronger, Fitter, and Healthier body. I also specialize in Aerobic Conditioning which I customize to all client levels. You will often hear me say, “If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.” I will never give you an exercise or a routine that you cannot do, but it will not always be easy. My ONLY objective is to get you where you want to be. #DoTheWork. You can reach me with any questions at: [email protected]
- CSEP Certified Personal Trainer
- NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
- NCCP Youth/Adult Triathlon Coach
- TRX Suspension Trainer Course
- LGBTQIA2S+ Fitness Accessibility Training Level I
- People with Parkinsons Group Exercise Instructor
- PRONOUNS: He/Him
Health is the greatest wealth! Jamie is passionate about fitness, health and wellness. Having grown up competing nationally in Artistic Roller Skating and engaging in a variety of sports such as rugby, Muy Thai and Capoeira, Jamie has always made movement a priority in life. Jamie fell in love with Pilates when it helped her to regain core strength after the birth of her oldest son and helped to alleviate neck and back pain after a motor vehicle accident. After becoming certified in Pilates Equipment and Matwork, Jamie has continued to evolve her practice and knowledge by becoming certified in Barre, TRX and Yoga RYT200. Jamie loves to help people build their core strength, increase balance and flexibility, and reduce pain, improving quality of life.
Tatyanah is a CSEP-CPT certified personal trainer who has graduated from the NAIT Personal Trainer Program. She enjoys releasing endorphins, mainly in the form of exercise. She is passionate about the mind and body connection and how it affects areas psychologically and how it translates to the movement of the body. Being active and mindful is important to Tatyanah because it amplifies quality of life . She enjoys spending time outside, a good cup of coffee, being self expressive and creative, especially in the gym environment.. The fitness industry and environment is important to Tatyanah because it consists of like minded individuals who participate in the same lifestyle and who have the same values and goals but also bring different ideas, thoughts and aspects to the community. To Tatyanah, the gym brings strength and vulnerability, and those two things go hand in hand. She is always keen to learn, grow and expand, especially in the fitness community.
With a fitness background in the competitive sport of Bodybuilding, Jayne began her personal fitness journey in 2013.
Her ambitious nature combined with a passion & strong desire to serve others eventually led her to pursue a career in health & fitness.
Certified as a Personal Trainer & Group Fitness Instructor, Jayne’s natural ability to teach & educate others has encouraged clients to adapt to a new lifestyle.
Implementing systems & good habits has been her approach to long term health.
It is Jayne’s desire to impact the lives of others in ways that goes beyond physical results by ultimately redefining the word “transformation” one client at a time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Get in depth before, after and progress scans to make sure you are staying on track.
Mon: 5am – 9pm
Tue: 5am – 9pm
Wed: 5am – 9pm
Thu: 5am – 9pm
Fri: 5am – 9pm
Sat: 7am – 5pm
Sun: 7am – 5pm
Holidays: 8am – 4pm
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