Custom Fit takes great pride in bringing together highly educated and skilled personnel to form the best health services team.
He continues to play basketball at the highest recreational level in Edmonton, squaring off against many ex-professional and national team players.
He discovered early on that training your body and mind complements the activities you choose to pursue in life.
Jon graduated from NAIT’s Personal Training program with honors. He is a Certified Personal Trainer with both the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology (CSEP) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He is also a Corrective Exercise Specialist through the National Academy of Sports medicine (NASM). While at NAIT, Jon got the opportunity to work as a Student Athletic Therapist for the Soccer, Volleyball, and Badminton teams. This experience provided a deeper look and understanding of how to deal with and help people recover from injury. Jon has the skill, knowledge, and creativity to train anyone from clients wanting to improve their general fitness to athletes looking for increased performance; but he is most passionate about helping people lose weight while teaching them to embrace health and wellness into their everyday lives.This is a paragraph.
Jon is very connected to his clients and their successes:
“The feeling of pride that I get when I see the physical and emotional transformation of my clients is almost indescribable.
I am very privileged that I get to help people as a living.”
Nelson began his career as a personal trainer in 2010 when he graduated from the Personal Fitness Training Program at NAIT. Nelson enjoys working with clients in providing the motivation and guidance in order for them to consistently achieve new levels of training throughout every workout. Nelson has always enjoyed the variety that is available through sport and training. Growing up he played a variety of sports, and now enjoys designing programs to suit each of his individual clients needs. Appropriately applied aerobic training, high intensity circuits and crushing abdominal exercises are what most clients will find in their workout routines. Any type of activity that will elevate your heart rate and make you sweat is considered a fun activity in Nelson’s books.
Nelson believes achieving perfect health is a never ending cycle. One must be willing to make changes and commit the effort and time in order to be happier and healthier in life. Nelson knows life will consistently throw challenges at you, but if you are at the top of your game, then anything can be possible. People should not look at physical activity as a chore, but instead should embrace it and consider it fun and enjoyable. With Nelson every workout will be personalized to ensure every client has a unique and successful experience in their health and fitness goals.
Jen Ashton – Can-Fit-Pro PTS, AFLCA Certified, ViPR Certified, IOM Level 1 Certified, CPR/First Aid Certified
Whether your goal is to be stronger, to lose weight, or to decrease your health risks, Jen will design the right exercise program for you, no matter your age, fitness level or ability.
Jen personalizes your training – listening to what you want and providing you with a fun, safe and effective exercise program. As a Personal Training Specialist Jen strives to help you obtain optimal physical function. While you get stronger and build confidence, you’ll also be working to prevent injury and disease. And as you achieve your fitness goals, Jen will encourage you to raise the bar and challenge yourself further.
In 2005, Jen became a registered Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Her experiences on the ambulance allowed her to see firsthand the importance of living a healthy and active life. With her medical knowledge, outlook on health and her love of fitness Jen was inspired to become a Certified Personal Training Specialist in 2010 to guide individuals towards living their best functional life. Jen continues to upgrade her training qualifications to stay current in an ever changing industry.
Fitness, health and athletics have always been a big part of Jen’s life. Growing up in Edmonton, Alberta, she spent hours as a child on soccer fields and in hockey arenas. When she was 15, she bought her first YMCA membership and has been weight training ever since. Jen took up the sport of Triathlon in 2012 and plans to complete a Half Ironman distance in summer 2016. These days Jen fills her spare time with weight and triathlon training, road biking, running, hiking and snowboarding.
Deanna started in the fitness industry at the age of 16 and has never looked back. Even at a young age, her energy and passion for fitness motivated and pushed others to excel while teaching group exercise classes at the local gym in her hometown – Dawson Creek, BC. After completing a Social Work Diploma at Northern Lights College and working in both social work and the fitness industry, it became clear that her calling to help people would be best served through fitness.
She left social work and enrolled into the two-year Fitness Leadership Diploma Program at the Grande Prairie Regional College. During these two years she was able to define who she was as a fitness leader by learning all the aspects of the industry. Upon graduating, Deanna was immediately hired by the Be Fit For Life Center located at Grande Prairie Regional College. Conducting fitness tests and appraisals, training the Ladies Wolves Volleyball team, teaching group exercise classes, delivering seminars to schools and corporations in the community, and assisting with the P.A.R.E test for the R.C.M.P and Calgary Police Department filled her day and challenged her to grow as a leader.
In 2003 Deanna moved to Edmonton and joined the Custom Fit team as a Fitness and Lifestyle Consultant. She enjoys the opportunity to help people from all backgrounds and ability levels to achieve their personal fitness goals and believes every program should include strength training for optimal results; building a strong body changes and empowers one’s life.
Deanna competed for 10 years as a Figure Athlete in the Alberta Bodybuilding Association and loves physical culture and bodybuilding. In 2010 and 2013 Deanna placed Top 5 at the provincial level and excelled in this sport at an amateur level. Since 2014, Deanna has shifted away from physique goals and focused on powerlifting. Although she appreciates the amount of discipline and dedication it requires to get the level of conditioning it takes to step on stage, a healthy and balanced lifestyle is her main priority. She specializes and helps her clients with female hormonal balance, eating disorders and body image counseling.
“Fitness is something you get to do, not something you have to do. Take pride in the body you were given!”
Thirteen years as a personal trainer has seen me work with a great variety of individuals from the high energy of top level athletes seeking performance improvements to corporate executives prioritizing health and wellness to drive the success of their companies. I take pride in helping those I work with to define and then achieve their success through safe and efficient programming. Having been a competitive level hockey player as well as having tried my hand competing as a bodybuilder, I’ve gone through the hard work and struggle and experienced the results possible when combined with intelligent nutrition. I know that if you have the right knowledge and guidance for your efforts that you can accomplish whatever you set your mind to.
Jeff’s athletic background has made him a very passionate and inspirational personal trainer. His most prideful moments come in when a client shares their stories of success and improved quality of life from training.
In 2013, Jeff enrolled in the Personal Fitness Trainer Diploma program at NAIT. During this time Jeff took part in classes such as Sports Performance, Corrective Exercise and Life Span and Clinical Exercise. The courses have created a very well-rounded trainer that is willing and capable of taking on any client from any background and fitness level.
During this time Jeff also volunteered as a student trainer with the NAIT OOKS Men’s Soccer team. This gave Jeff additional skills to add to his repertoire as he worked along side NAIT’s Athletic therapists, granting him knowledge in injury prevention and management. In 2015, Jeff graduated the NAIT PFT program with honours.
Prior to school and personal training, Jeff was consistently involved in sport. At the age of six Jeff was playing high levels of both Hockey and Soccer. Growing up in Ardrossan, Jeff had spent hours watching his two older brothers play Hockey and had become a student of the sport. Jeff has applied this to his training of young hockey players.
Jeff now has moved on from Hockey and Soccer, and now expresses a high passion level for the sport of Olympic Weightlifting. Jeff has been practicing this trade for a few years and is now on his way to competing at the amateur level as a hobby.
Rob has always been a very active individual even from his early days. You could always find him playing soccer, street hockey, rollerblading or doing something outside in the neighbourhood. He did not find his real calling in sport until the age of thirteen when he discovered his love for running. Rob is neither the fastest nor the slowest runner but has always committed himself to improving. He has learned so much about life while going through countless pairs of running shoes. He has found that if you have a dream, make a plan and stick with it you will succeed. Throughout high school Rob trained for and completed several marathons and enjoyed his time thoroughly. He continued his passion for running at the University of Lethbridge on their track and field team well completing his degree in Kinesiology.
Rob brings to his personal training business a passion for helping others with their personal fitness goals. He has strong skills in empathy, hard work, problem solving and creative individual programming. Rob brings his own sense of style and expertise to all of his sessions and running programs. All of these factors led Rob into personal training in the winter of 2008. He absolutely loves what he does and does not consider it work. He is very passionate for helping those who want to help themselves further their fitness journey.
Stephanie began her career in personal training in 2013 after completing her Canfit-Pro PTS certification and 2 years of Physical Education courses at Grant MacEwan. Since then she has pursued many other venues of education to ensure she is up to date with all the latest training techniques. Long before she had started her career in fitness, Stephanie competitively played soccer and competed in Track and Field until she decided to focus strictly on strength training.
She loves working with a variety of people with different skill sets and fitness levels. Whether you want to defend against health conditions, lose weight (or gain it), get stronger and improve your posture/ movement, Stephanie is with you to walk you through the steps to get there. She will design a program tailored just for you to achieve those goals in a fun, safe fashion while challenging you to do a little better each time!
Health and exercise have always been a huge part of Stephanie’s life and she wants to help ignite other people’s flames to march towards a balanced, functional and healthy future. Stay Strong Folks!
Malory began her journey of becoming a Fitness Professional in 2009 when she enrolled in the Kinesiology and Sport Studies program at Red Deer College. After completing two years of post secondary education and receiving her diploma, she became a Certified Personal Trainer through the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology. Recognizing the importance of continued education, Malory went on to complete her Bachelor of Physical Education Degree with a specialization in Physical Activity and Sports Performance at the University of Alberta. The knowledge and skills Malory has accumulated throughout her studies, career and life experience, give reason to call her a true Fitness Professional.
In order to help others improve their quality of life, Malory chose to pursue a career in the fitness industry. Pairing her specialization in rehabilitation and pain management with evidence based exercise prescription, Malory is able to provide each individual the result of living a healthier and happier life.
Malory’s training philosophy is that fitness can be both enjoyable and effective. Whether you are a beginner gym go-er or a weight room veteran seeking a new challenge, Malory will provide you a safe, efficient and engaging program.