FRESH! started in Calgary in 2001. Since that time we have been providing premium quality health and wellness services to individuals and corporations across Calgary. Our FRESH! Studios and programs are about creating a new perspective and way of life for our clients. This approach encompasses the physical aspects of health and fitness, but also the often neglected behavioural and social components that lead to long term success. It is only through a synergy of these components that lasting change occurs.
At FRESH! we know that each person is unique. Our personal training (we like to call it personal coaching) is all about you! We make sure that it’s educational, FUN and gets you the results you want! Our programs are designed to set the stage for the greatest possible change in each client we work with. We are passionate about what we do and thrive on passing on our enthusiasm for life!
We have a diverse group of coaches at FRESH! Yet, they all share the desire to challenge themselves and their clients to break free of the barriers that have limited them in the past! This is why we see success where other trainers have failed (most other trainers only “train”, we coach our clients to success. Sometimes that involves fitness “training”, but often they key to success involves a collaborative solution to one of the other “pillars of wellness”. The 4 pillars are: Fitness, Nutrition, Lifestyle, Mindset)
What type of people do we work with?
FRESH! coaches work with awesome people who are committed to improving their health, fitness, and quality of life. They know they need a change, but either don’t know where to start, or understand that they will get their much quicker and effectively with the help of an experienced coach.
Their goals include: weight loss, improved energy, fitness, and vitality, avoiding the aches and pains of aging, increased strength & cardiovascular conditioning, or simply learning some new fitness ninja tricks! 🙂
The common thread is that they have signed on to experience the journey with their coach! Throughout the training process, each of our clients (and you) will come to understanding the wide variety of lifestyle factors that are crucial to overall success, and how to create the change they desire.
FRESH! was founded on the philosophy that everyone deserves to look and feel amazing while living their best life. Without excellent health and fitness, few people achieve their true potential.
We also believe that health and fitness is a lifelong journey that should be exciting, fun, ever changing, and ultimately rewarding. The team at FRESH! deliver on these foundations by creating a motivating learning environment that sparks positive change within each individual we work with. Over the past 25 years, the FRESH! model has proven extremely successful with thousands of clients.
As founder, I often say that “every person is an athlete in the SPORT OF LIFE! We may all be competing at different levels or events, but the fact remains that we NEED TO PREPARE ourselves for all that life has to offer, and multitude of things we want to do with our lives. Whether your goal is to play with your grandchildren, or compete in an athletic event, every human should be able to move through life with efficiency, grace, and purpose. Successfully training to do this requires a unique approach that is FUN, yet effective”
At FRESH! we know that physical fitness is only a small (but important) part of reaching and exceeding your goals. The FRESH! philosophy ties together every factor needed for success including NUTRITION, MOTIVATION, KNOWLEDGE, SUPPORT, GOAL SETTING, PSYCHOLOGICAL TOOLS, and MUCH MORE!
EXPERIENCE & CREDENTIALS
- Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), Kinesiology focus – Simon Fraser University
- Holistic Lifestyle Coach (HLC I) – C.H.E.K. Institute for Corrective Holistic Exercise Kinesiology in San Diego.
- Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist – National Strength & Conditioning Association
- Medical Exercise Specialist – American Academy of Health, Fitness & Rehab Professionals
- National Coaching Certificate Program
- Olympic Lifting – Level 1
- Baseball – Level 2
- Sport Conditioning Specialist (Master Trainer) – Twist Conditioning
- BOSU Instructor (Master Trainer)
- ViPR Master Trainer (Canada)
MOTIVATION + FUN + EDUCATION + HARD WORK = LASTING RESULTS
Leah was a National Level Inline Speed Skater for 10 Years. In that time she represented Canada at the World Roller Speed Skating Championships for three years 2007, 2008,& 2010, and was selected as the Canadian Team manager and Assistant Coach in 2012. She graduated from the University of Calgary in 2006 with my BKin, and then continued on to get her Advanced Master Hypnotherapy Certification, Holistic Lifestyle Coach, and CrossFit Level 1 certifications.
Her passion for health and fitness is what brings Leah’s excellence in personal training. Her dedication and drive has brought Leah’s clients much success in reaching their goals. Leah’s programming and dedication to the industry and sport is very highly regarded!
Leah’s current passion is CrossFit and she has recently made the switch from Skating to CrossFit. Leah thrives off of being able to push past her limits everyday at the gym and become stronger. Leah enjoys yoga, and shooting with her Dad at the Archery Range.
Leah has recently transitioned into becoming a CrossFit Affiliate owner and we wish her much success in that endeavour.
Francis was born in the Philippines and moved to Canada when she was 16 years old. Being active has always been a part of my life and living in Canada has enabled her to enjoy many activities, such as snowboarding/skiing in the winter and kayaking, rollerblading, and mountain biking in the summer.
Francis’s passion and motivation is to help everyday Canadians embrace an active and healthy lifestyle change that will add life to your years! Her teaching style is to encourage and support her clients while they work towards the accomplishment of goals they never would have thought possible before starting their journey!
Francis believes Physical activity is a fantastic way learn to learn about self while developing mind, body, and spirit. For her, the greatest excitement and personal reward is to celebrate each new success that her client accomplishes.
Francis has always been active in a variety of outdoor pursuits, her current goals are to run a 10k race and improve her Olympic lifting technique.
After graduating from the Mount Royal CPT program in 2010 Francis joined the team at FRESH! She continues to expand her personal and professional growth. Her clients have a variety of fitness, age and ability levels.
Anything is possible with an open mind, the desire to change, and the willingness to work hard at it! Without these qualities, results will continue to elude you. If you have these qualities, I’m ready to help change your life, body, and mindset!
EXPERIENCE AND CREDENTIALS
- Certified Personal Fitness Trainer Program, Mount Royal University
- AGATSU Kettlebell – Level 1
- NCCP Olympic Lifting – Level 1
“always try anything twice, once to get your groove and the second to rock it.”
Ryan has made fitness a part of his life from the very beginning. Growing up being a part of swim teams, paintball teams, karate and soccer clubs, has given him the experience and hands on education to keep growing as a person and a fitness professional.