Personal Trainer

Caroline Van Egteren


  • University of Alberta – Bachelor of Kinesiology (2023)
  • Northern Alberta Institute of Technology – Personal Fitness Trainer Diploma
  • Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology – Certified Personal Trainer
  • National College of Sports Medicine – Corrective Exercise Specialist


Caroline has always wanted to help people, though was never sure in what capacity. Growing up as an athlete guided the decision towards health and wellness. A fateful lunch at Olive Garden decided it to be personal training. Upon graduating from NAIT and working for a few years, she discovered her particular interests in the older adult population and chronic disease. Having a meaningful impact on preventative healthcare for our growing older adult population is a mission near and dear to her heart. In the end, she believes all that matters is living the best life we can with our loved ones, happily and healthily, as long as we can.

Trainee Type:

Caroline enjoys working with anyone from the general population, the older adult population, anyone with either chronic illness or things considered an impairment, and beginners. Building confidence is the best experience and she’d be happy to help anyone

Training Philosophy:

Having an honest relationship with not only your trainer, but yourself, is key to discovering what works best for you. Caroline believes in looking at the bigger picture and being real with what’s important in your life and working towards those goals together. Sometimes, it’s just about showing up. She’s here to help celebrate your wins, big or small. Seeing the light in people’s eyes after they’ve built new confidence is what motivates Caroline as a trainer.

Favourite Exercise:

Keeping in tune with honesty, it’s gotta be the deadlift. Picking up something heavy and putting it back down, in the end, still makes a girl happy in the heart. It’s the simple pleasures in life.


“Caroline at SVPT Fitness developed a program just for me. On this program I have gained muscle development and strength. This has me stronger and leaner than ever before which has helped me to be pain free from the arthritis in my knees.
I continue on the program Caroline designed for me for overall fitness gains.”

– Loris M.

“I can say without reservation that investing in Caroline for personal training was one of the best decisions I ever made. I recently retired from full time employment, after spending 30+ years in a very busy and challenging career. While my career was extremely rewarding, I did not set time aside for physical fitness and I struggled with significant weight gain. This past year I decided it was time to focus on my physical wellness. I knew I would need professional support to be successful. After working with a medical weight loss team for several months, they recommended I work with a personal trainer to improve my fitness level through strength training. I found SVPT Fitness and Caroline through a google search. Caroline started with a thorough assessment of me, to understand my fitness level and medical conditions. I have found Caroline to be extremely knowledgeable and a great teacher. She makes working out both fun and challenging, and she continues to change my routines to improve my balance, flexibility, and strength. She always makes sure I am using the proper technique and is right by my side guiding me along the way. I just finished my 5th month of training, and I am beyond pleased with the vast improvement in my fitness level. Training with Caroline has been truly life changing and I can honestly say I look forward to my training sessions with Caroline. My only regret is that I did not start training with Caroline sooner!!”

– Paulina H.