Fitness Professionals


Leanna Carriere (leave) | Fitness Coordinator | fitadmin@royalglenora.com


Over the course of her career, Leanna has gained 10 years of experience as a personal trainer. During this time, she has been certified as a CanFitPro Personal Trainer Specialist, been certified in NCCP track and field, and is also certified in gymnastics, tennis, and spin. Leanna loves working with clients of all levels of fitness and enjoys helping clients reach their personal fitness goals. In her spare time, she is working towards completing her personal training diploma at NAIT.


 

Sandy Yoo | Personal Trainer & Group Fitness


Sandy has spent more than 10 years of her life as a personal trainer. Not only is she a CanFitPro Personal Trainer Specialist, but she is also spin certified and is working towards her personal training diploma at NAIT. Sandy loves to work with individuals of all walks of life, including sports teams and athletes. Sandy is highly motivational and eager to help all individuals reach their personal fitness goals.


 

Cathy Taskey | Personal Trainer


Cathy has been in the fitness industry for over 20 years. She has her Bachelor of Science from the U of A, her personal training diploma (with honours) from NAIT, and is AFLCA certified. Cathy believes that the essence of personal training is dedication to clients and providing a service based on unique needs and interests. Working with experts in the medical field has enriched Cathy's understanding of injuries, imbalances, and the range of challenges that come with maintaining a healthy body. She is known for her ability to work extremely well with clients who are working on weight loss or who live with a permanent physical or cognitive disability.

 

Elise Ure | Personal Trainer


Elise has been a fitness instructor since 2007 but became a personal trainer in 2012. She has pursued a variety of fitness streams, including step, TRX, spin, water fitness, Zumba, yoga, HIIT, CanFitPro, and MOC barre. On top of being interested in all things fitness, Elise also obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from the U of A. Elise is passionate about family, friends, and turning intentions into actions one step at a time.

 

Mackenzie Baert | Personal Trainer


Even though Mackenzie has only spent a couple years as a personal trainer, she is no stranger to the world of fitness and will coach you through a workout like no other! Mackenzie spent 12 years coaching rhythmic gymnastics and 7 years coaching children and adults in circus training. She has her NCCP level II rhythmic gymnastics and NAFC personal training specialist certifications. Mackenzie works with anyone who wants to improve their flexibility, balance, and strength. She enjoys encouraging her clients to work hard to achieve their fitness goals.


 

Nicholas Tsoukalis | Personal Trainer


Nick has more than 10 years of training experience and has special interests in Olympic lifting, strength training, sports performance, and overcoming injuries. He is able to work with clients of any age or fitness level. Nick is one of the best at coaching proper lifting technique and is able to help you build a program that is specifically designed to help you get to your fitness goals.


 

Kyle Weiman | Personal Trainer


Kyle has his bachelor's degree in science in addition to this CSCS and CSEP-CPT certifications. Kyle has extensive experience in sport, occupational, and tactical conditioning. He is very knowledgeable in training with barbells, including Olympic lifts, kettlebells, and coaching for speed and power events in track and field.


Courtney Harcott | Personal Trainer


Courtney brings to the Royal Glenora Club 6 years of personal training experience. She is a CanFitPro Personal Trainer Specialist and has her PTA Global Certification. Courtney loves to work with clients who are at any level of fitness, of any age, and who have a variety of goals. Progress and results are what Courtney sees from her clients.



 

Kendra Taylor | Personal Trainer


Kendra has 15 years of experience as a CanFitPro personal training and pre- and post-natal fitness specialist. Kendra has been certified in Pilates Method for 13 years, has her Precision Nutrition Coach Level I, and is now completing her NCSA-CPT Certification. She enjoys working with clients who work hard and embrace new challenges. She has extensive experience with old adults, injury and post-rehab clients, and individuals working toward weight loss and improved fitness.

 

Lisa Workun | Personal Trainer & Certified Athletic Therapist


As a personal trainer and certified athletic therapist, Lisa assesses acute or chronic injuries and provides manual therapy to work in conjunction with exercise-focused rehabilitation in order to promote healing. Lisa loves helping people relieve their pain at any level so that they can continue to live out their active lifestyles pain free!
 


Susan Middleton | Personal Trainer & Group Fitness


Susan began her career in fitness when she was looking to help herself get fit. After helping herself, she felt a calling to help others help themselves. Susan blends Pilates, yoga, and traditional fitness exercises to maximize core strength, balance, and flexibility. Mind and body training will enhance your current regime and make everyday movements more free and easier. Susan's philosophy is to leave each client feeling more confident and less stressed after each personal training session.


 

Derek Sadler | Personal Trainer & Taekwondo Instructor


The RGC is thrilled to welcome Derek Sadler back to the Club! Derek has been a Personal Fitness Trainer and High-Performance Coach for over 20 years and has a specific focus on core conditioning, dryland and cross training, and athlete development. Derek graduated with honours in 1999 as part of Mount Royal University’s first Personal Fitness Training graduating class. He is a Chartered Professional Coach with the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC), a Control Tactics and Survival Skills (CTSS) Instructor, Founder and Instructor of Core Kick-boxing™, the Vice President of the Alberta Taekwondo Association (ATA), and a Learning Facilitator and Evaluator for Taekwondo Canada/NCCP Coach Developer. Derek is a Taekwondo 7th Dan Black Belt and a Master Instructor at (and not to mention the owner of) Precision Martial Arts Academy (PMAA), which is proudly celebrating its 20-year anniversary. Derek has proudly competed as a member of the National Team for Taekwondo four times and showcased his skills on the world stage at the 2012 World Championships in Colombia.