- University of Alberta – Bachelor of Arts
- Elevated Learning Academy – Personal Fitness Trainer Diploma
- American Council on Exercise – Orthopedic Exercise Specialist
- Certified Functional Strength Coach – Level 1
- Institute of Human Performance – Junior Instructor Certification
- Institute of Health and Fitness – Knee/Ankle/Foot Conditioning 2.0
- American Council on Exercise – Sports Performance Specialist
Brantley’s love for fitness began at an early age through hockey and soccer, since then expanding to regularly playing squash, spike ball, and of course strength training. Initially graduating from the University of Alberta in Political Science and Economics, he found the “office job” wasn’t for him – so he went back for his Personal Trainer Diploma from Elevated Learning Academy in 2013 and has been helping hundreds of clients reach their best since then!
In his spare time he loves to spend time with his wife Victoria and their two dogs, Sarge and Mira.
Brantley is passionate about being able to work with people from all different backgrounds and fitness goals. He is driven to create programming that will not only challenge each individual member but keep workouts engaging and fun. At the heart of it, seeing members constantly take the time and effort to put their health first – sometimes for the first time in years – is what drives Brantley to bring his best to the training floor every day. To be part of that is simply amazing!
Brantley believes everyone needs a coach. No matter what kind of growth you are looking for -physical, mental, spiritual- he believes having someone with you every step of the way is essential to your success. Brantley’s job is to give you all the tools for sustainable success: accountability, safe technique, program structure/knowledge, and most importantly – some fun along the way!
Brantley’s favorite exercise is the Single Leg Anterior Reach. Not only does this exercise test balance, segmental control and strength but Brantley likes to use it as an educational tool – he can learn a lot about how you move and it gives insight into how we can make that better!
“When we did my consultation/assessment, one of the concerns I mentioned was not going so far to failure during my workouts with you that I wouldn’t be able to respond to a search call afterwards. Last Friday, I was able to put that to the test when we got called out that evening to search for a missing individual and I am happy to report that you found a good balance for me. I felt well worked over when I left SVPT but had recovered enough by suppertime to spend 2 hours hiking through the bush up and down one of the ravines in the city. Thanks for supporting my needs.”
“When I started training with Brantley, I was nervous about my ability to keep up and get back to my pre-pandemic activity level. Brantley has been patient and encouraging throughout our time together, tailoring a program that builds my strength and empowers me to succeed. Brantley pushes me out of my comfort zone and doesn’t let me quit. I feel better both physically and mentally because of my training with him. I am grateful for all of his knowledge and positivity in our sessions!”
– Nafisa M.
“Brantley is fantastic! He has been both mine and my husband’s trainer for over 2 years. His intuition to focus on your posture, strength, and flexibility is second to none. He is adaptable for all injuries (I have a terrible back) and he has made adjustments to my training program on the spot – to help me get the most out of my workout. He plans two separate but personalized programs for me and my husband, and executes them simultaneously. We both get plenty of attention throughout our sessions. Finally, his empathy and approach to training has been eye opening and VERY welcoming – has made us love the gym again and helped us both become stronger and more flexible while having fun!”
– Wynn S.
“After training for years at the gym with limited results and nagging injuries, I knew a change in routine was needed. It was then I decided to work with a trainer. One year later at 51 I am feeling energized with increased strength, mobility, and improved health. My personal trainer Brantley carefully listened to my concerns and goals, creating custom programs that are diverse and challenging. This along with ongoing coaching has been a difference maker for me. I’m back to enjoying many activities such as water skiing, downhill skiing and biking with a renewed sense of confidence pain free. SVPT is a great facility with highly knowledgeable trainers.”
– Chris R.