Things to Look for in a Personal Trainer in Edmonton

When looking at our city, there are so many amazing personal trainers in Edmonton. This industry has many great fitness coaches who generally care about their clientele and want to live in a healthier society. That being said, of course there are bad apples like there are in any industry. But you can avoid them if you have an understanding of what to look for in a personal trainer.

The most obvious thing to look for in a personal trainer is a certification. In our industry certifications can be anywhere from a kinesiology degree to a weekend course. Obviously the more educated the better. But from my experience I have seen amazing/horrible coaches come from each background. Our industry is ever evolving and is a very self driven profession. Trainers who possess a passion for learning should thrive. That is why when it comes to choosing a personal trainer I would make sure to look at not only their certification, but also their experience and client testimonials.

You are going to want to have a good rapport with your personal trainer. At Zone we always offer a free training session before you make any financial commitment. You wouldn’t buy a car without test driving it, and it should be the same with a coach. I spend more time with some clients than I do with family, so it makes things a lot easier when you get along. Everyone should offer a free or a discounted session for their trial workout, so you shouldn’t be afraid to try out a couple of different gyms. Find a coach who fits you the best and get working towards your goals!

You are going to want a trainer who is honest and listens. Coaches should be able to sit down with you and discuss a clear, realistic path to your goals. A coach who makes false promises and talks more than asks questions is probably somebody you want to avoid. We are here to find out what you are looking for and put your needs first.

If you have a specific goal, look for a trainer who specializes in that area! Most good coaches have worked with a large variety of clients and have had successes in many different areas of fitness- but we all have our favorite type of clientele. So when you meet with your trainer ask them if they have worked with someone like you in past, what made them successful or not, and what would the trainer have done differently in the past. Don’t be afraid to ask a lot of questions- after all your hard-earned money is going in their pocket.

So when looking for a personal trainer in Edmonton, keep these tips in mind. As mentioned previously there are a lot of amazing people in this industry, and we are so grateful for your support! Without you we wouldn’t be able to do what we love on the daily.

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.