Brett Kirkland- Owner of Zone 105

It has been a very long time- if I ever have on the World Wide Web- introduced myself. I’m Brett Kirkland and I’m the owner of Zone 105. I love being a business owner, and after 14-years of being a personal trainer I still love training my amazing clients.

Fitness has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. From playing hockey growing up, to attending the Australian Fitness Academy, I have always looked to exercise as my favorite outlet. So I knew this would be a career of passion.

After years of competitive hockey, and a little bit of a weight loss journey myself, I couldn’t have imagined a better career choice. I know how amazing I feel after a good workout and I want everyone to experience that. I want everyone to know how incredible our bodies are, and what they are capable of. If more people could experience the mental clarity, the endorphin high and sense of pride/confidence after they have just completed a challenging workout- I know we would live in a much healthier society. Watching clients perform an exercise knowing a month ago they couldn’t do it, is incredibly rewarding. It’s not just the big goals being crushed, but the progress along the way that makes me love my job so much. There are so amazing people that have come into my life through this line of work that I am so grateful for. People who I consider really great friends and would do anything for.

Throughout the 14 years of a being a trainer, I have/had so many amazing clients, and I also got to be a part of some pretty exciting things. In 2015 I was nominated by Muscle Insider as one of the top 10 trainers in Canada. I have been lucky enough to train The Grant MacEwan Men’s Hockey Team and the Spruce Grove Saints in a couple of their championship seasons, and I’ve been able to stand on stage in front on hundreds of people and teach them the mechanics of squatting to name a few. Then there is always the personal goals of clients like making a hockey team, running a marathon, losing weight, putting on weight or my personal favorite- simply living a healthier lifestyle. I feel very lucky to feel so fulfilled from my job.

Opening up my first fitness studio at 24 was the greatest learning experience- but it dominated my life. I was working 12-14 hours a day and doing absolutely whatever it took to make it work. That business became a huge part of my identity, but I lost a little bit of myself. After 5 years I knew I needed to step away and venture off on my own. That was when Zone was born. I was grateful to learn so much from my first business, but was determined to not make the same mistakes business-wise and personally. At Zone we pride ourselves on being more than just personal trainers- we are your coach, your motivator, and your friend. We want nothing more than to see you succeed in reaching your goals, and we will do everything in our power to help you get there. So whatever you need – whether it’s a workout plan, nutritional advice, or just someone to talk to – we’ll be there. Personally I’m not working those 12-14 hour days or weekends anymore. I realized that taking more time to myself and being with my family, will make me more successful in my business, and I’m personally so much happier.

I met my incredible wife, Amal, when I was in Melbourne attending the Australian Fitness Academy. She has given me so much love and support through all of the ups and downs of my journey. I know I wouldn’t have been able to get through some days without her. Not only is she the best wife, but she is the greatest mother to our most amazing little 3 year old son, Jude. You think you know what love is until you have a child. I am so incredibly grateful for these two, they make me the luckiest man on the planet.

After reading this back to myself, I guess I’m Brett Kirkland- husband, father and owner of Zone 105 and I am honoured to carry each one of those titles.

By Brett Kirkland


Do you do program development?

We certainly do! You can either purchase programs or book personal training sessions and be given your workout at the end of the session.

What amenities do you have?

We have free parking, showers, sweat/shower towels, wifi and toiletries.

What is your cancellation policy?

 If you need to reschedule a session, no worries at all! Just give us a 24 hour heads up and you will not be charged for your workout.

What should I eat before a workout?

 Ideally, you should have some form of fuel in your system before you workout. Eating an easily digested carbohydrate an hour or so before you come to the studio ensures that you’ll have enough energy in the tank to get through your workout. Fruit is always a great option if you are concerned about getting an upset stomach. But once again everyone is different so experiment with what works best for you.

How quickly will I see the results from my training?

Most likely you will start to feel better before you really see the results. We always remind clients to celebrate everything along their fitness journey- whether it is lifting a heavier weight, recruiting the proper muscle groups or dropping/gaining inches. The more consistent you stay to your workout and nutrition plan the quicker you will see physical results.

What is the best diet for weight loss/weight gain?

There is no magic pill or diet. At the end of the day it is a very simple equation and that is calories in vs. calories out. If you would like to lose weight you need to eat fewer calories than you are burning. If you are looking to put on weight you want to eat more calories than you are burning. 

Best gyms Edmonton?

We definitely believe we are the best gym in Edmonton. With our owner having 15 years of experience in the fitness industry, being named one of the Top 10 Trainers in Canada by Muscle Insider and having owned training studios for over 12 years there is confidence in our team. Every trainer is fully certified and extremely knowledgeable with tons of experience from all types of clientele. Don’t believe us? Come try out a free one-on-one personal training session and find out for yourself. 

Best personal trainers in Edmonton?

All of our trainers are fully certified and have the knowledge to help you reach your goals. We are so confident that you will love our team that our first training is always free. We will literally put our money with our mouth to prove to you that we are what you are looking for.

Personal trainer Edmonton?

You’ve come to the right place. Zone 105 is a private personal training studio and our only goal is for you to crush yours.

When does weight loss start to show?

That is a loaded question but weight loss comes down to a simple equation – calories in vs. calories out. If you eat less calories than you burn you should lose weight. Unfortunately sometimes the scale can be stubborn but your body composition will change. That is why we always recommend that you take measurements to also track your progress.

Best Fitness studio?

We are a private personal training studio located centrally in Edmonton.  All of our clients in the gym can only work out when they are with their trainer so you will never have to deal with a busy, public gym.