Things to Avoid When Hiring an Edmonton Personal Trainer

We are so lucky to have access to some of the best personal trainers in Edmonton! They are knowledgeable and passionate about fitness, and they really care about helping their clients reach their goals. But like any industry, there are some bad apples, and here are some tips on what to avoid when looking for an Edmonton personal trainer.

First and foremost, you’ll want to make sure your trainer is certified. Not only are you paying them your hard-earned money, you’re also trusting them with your health and fitness goals. A factor in not reaching your goals is through injury, and by hiring an uneducated Edmonton personal trainer will make it much more likely to happen.

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Trainers who promise the world right away are probably the ones you want to stay away from. Most people hire a personal trainer because they have some pretty ambitious fitness goals- which is amazing!  But if your trainer agrees that all your goals can be accomplished quickly, they are probably wanting your money more than your best interest. If losing weight or getting jacked was easy, everyone would be able to do it on their own.

To build off the last paragraph, hire an Edmonton personal trainer that will explain the process to your success. Every trainer should be able to breakdown your big ambitious goal into mini goals along the way. So before paying them ask, “How are we going to reach this goal?” You should truly understand and realize the reality on how much work it will actually take.

Always take advantage of the trial session. Sitting down and talking with your potential coach is so important. Not only should they really try to get to know you, but you should do the same. You are going to want a coach who you can talk to, someone who cares about you, and someone who is going to work as hard for you as you will for them.

Maybe start by buying a smaller training package. In general each workout might be a little more expensive, but you are going to want to make sure the trainer is the right fit for you for the long term. Unfortunately there are many Edmonton personal trainers who are flakey. They will cancel last minute, show up late, or not show up at all. You want to make sure your trainer is as committed to you as you are to them.

Once again, there are many amazing Edmonton personal trainers, but just make sure you do your research- search the internet, ask friends, read testimonials etc… I am sure there is an amazing trainer out there waiting to help you reach your goals!

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.