Paul Plakas has been a personal trainer for 25 years. He owns Custom Fit Personal Training Studio in Edmonton, Alberta (est. 1998). Paul received his degree in Physical Education from the University of Alberta in 1990. Additional certifications were completed with the American College of Sports Medicine (HFI 1992) and National Academy of Sports Medicine (C.S.C.S 1994).
You may have seen Paul as the fitness expert on the Gemini award winning television shows “Taking It Off” and “X-Weighted” which ran on the Slice Network in Canada for nine years. Paul currently has a fitness/nutrition segment on CTV News in Edmonton which you can see on Mondays. He is a lifestyle panelist on the television program “Alberta Primetime” discussing all aspects of health affecting Albertans. In addition he does a regular weekly fitness/nutrition segment on TSN 1260 with Jason Gregor.
In his spare time Paul enjoys all sports including: hockey, bike racing, tennis, badminton, squash and weight lifting. The motto he lives by “Pain is temporary, quitting lasts forever”.