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The Best Personal Trainers and Private Gym in Edmonton

As SVPT fitness + athletics enters our 15th year of providing private personal training to Edmonton, we are confident saying we are the best because of the success we have had over the span of 14 years, including surviving an oversaturated fitness industry, a recession, a pandemic, and now into recovery.  We have persevered because …

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COVID-19 Guidelines – September 2022

Please take note of our guidelines and protocols in place to keep you and our team safe, so we can continue to help you with your mental and physical health. Client Guidelines First and foremost, if you have any of the following symptoms: fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, chills, painful swallowing, runny nose, …

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Death to Bootcamps

It is 2021, we are 10,000 months into a pandemic, and there is no better time to rethink the “bootcamp” fitness model and the bootcamp mentality.  Let’s have a fitness industry reset, shall we?  When you know better, you do better! The implications contained in the name “bootcamp” immediately put participants on notice that they …

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Physical Activity vs. Exercise

When I first started writing this blog, it was meant to describe a shift that has occurred in my career and life.  I have been a personal trainer and strength and conditioning coach for 15 years and have run a business for 12 years.  Last year I took a step back from in-person training to …

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Running from COVID-19: Beginners Guide to Running

The closure of public and private gyms and recreation facilities has created a “running boom” since it’s one of the easiest ways to get in some exercise under the new social and physical distancing protocols. You might think there’s really nothing to it; just lace up your kicks, switch on the iPod and go, right? …

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Recovery and Self-Care

The topics of recovery and self-care are pretty hot in the fitness industry. These topics have some strong merit and are worth discussing, especially given how confusing social media and the internet can be when it comes to deciding your recovery and self-care methods. We would like to simplify it. For the purposes of this …

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Glen & Jocelyne’s #MYFIT Story

2018 2020 SVPT is proud to present #MYFIT – a celebration of our clients who live a fit and balanced lifestyle. ** #MYFIT is not about a 6 pack or a bikini body, it’s about showing that fitness comes in ALL SHAPES AND SIZES, and truly is training to live a more full life. It’s not about …

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Aislinn’s #MYFIT STORY

SVPT is proud to present #MYFIT – a celebration of our clients who live a fit and balanced lifestyle. ** #MYFIT is not about a 6 pack or a bikini body, it’s about showing that fitness comes in ALL SHAPES AND SIZES, and truly is training to live a more full life. It’s not about young and …

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

Hustle and bustle! That’s usually what comes to mind with the holiday season and family obligations, work parties, and other social gatherings. This usually means less free time and lots of (tasty) foods and drinks. Maybe this is what sparks the desire in most people to start up a new exercise program in the New …

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BMI: Is it Important?

BMI, or body mass index, is a calculation based on the height and weight of a person that is supposed to be a general measure of overall health and body composition. For many years this was the standard to determine whether a person was within an acceptable weight range for their height to deem them …

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