Cam Hood

Personal Trainer

Certifications:

  • Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology – Certified Personal Trainer
  • Lethbridge College – Diploma in Exercise Science
  • Alberta Fitness Leadership Certification Association –  Resistance Training, Portable Equipment Designation, and Group Fitness

History:

Cameron has been involved in all things fitness as long as he can remember, with a passion for strength and conditioning training and anything to do with becoming leaner, stronger or more powerful.  Cam’s passion for the past 18 years as a certified personal trainer has been anything to do with moving better and being more efficient with movement.

Trainee Type:

Cam has had the pleasure of training an assortment of clientele from teen sports to national level athletes to moms and dads and those with disabilities or other challenges.  He helps clients reach their individual goals utilizing evidence based training. Cam wants you to learn the safest, most efficient methods and movements for you to reach your personal goals in a safe, controlled, progressive environment. 

Training Philosophy:

“Absorb what is useful; reject what is useless.” -Bruce Lee

Cameron loves results, solid training principles and basic movements done well. He is always learning and tries to learn from all the proven resources, apply that to training and throw out the fluff. 

“Train hard but train smart.” -Cameron Hood, CSEP-CPT

Favourite Exercise:

Squats!! They are a basic human movement; they build muscle all over; you can utilize them for fat loss; you can utilize them for weight gain, and you can use them for overall body composition. Squats build muscle all over; they’re a functional movement, mobility movement, and a stability movement. You can use them in assessing deficiencies. They’re an injury prevention movement and a joint strengthening movement. They are a versatile, do anywhere movement, and they increase overall power.

Testimonial:

“I have been working with Cam for nearly a year and a half. When I started training, I did so with the hideously vague goal of being “the most fit of my life by my 40th birthday”. Thanks to working with Cam, I’ve more than met that outcome (and I’m better at setting more specific fitness goals). His enthusiasm is contagious and highly motivating. Thanks to his knowledge and skill, I’ve made huge gains in strength, and I only lift twice a week, once with Cam and once on my own following Cam’s program. No, you don’t have to kill yourself to be fit and strong, or have the “bounce-back” factor of young adulthood, but having a trainer makes a world of difference.”

– Trish M.